QUOTE OF THE DAY
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968; US black civil rights leader and clergyman)
QUICKLINKS AND VIEW OPITONS
Sunday, May 29, 2016
LOW-CARB DIET vs HIGH-CARB DIET
People on a low-fat, high-carb diet had less anxiety and depression than those on low-carb diet
People randomly assigned to either a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet for one year had lower scores for anxiety and depression than people who were randomly assigned to a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet according to a 2009 study from Australia.
Both groups lost an average of 30 lbs after one year.
“In conclusion, we found that despite similar weight loss after energy-restricted [high-fat, low-carb] and [low-fat, high-carb] diets for 12 months and rapid improvements in mood during the first 8 weeks with both diets, over the long term many of the benefits regressed in the [high-fat, low-carb] diet group such that participants on the [low-fat, high-carb] diet achieved better outcomes,” the authors of the study concluded.Read the entire article | Email this article
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Women following Paleo diet lost 7 lbs in four weeks
Women who followed a Paleolithic (Paleo) diet lost an average of 7 lbs in four weeks (4.3% of their body weight) compared to 2.6 lbs (1.7% of their body weight) for women following a standard Australian diet as recommended by The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council according to a new study from researchers at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
The Paleo diet “encourages consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts and eggs”, while “all products of agricultural origin, grains, legumes and dairy are excluded” the paper notes.Read the entire article | Email this article
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Artificial sweeteners during pregnancy associated with 2X greater risk of infant being overweight
Women who consumed artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy were 2.2 times as likely to have an infant that was overweight at the age of one-year than women who did not consume artificial sweeteners according to a new study from Canadian researchers.
“These effects were not explained by maternal BMI, diet quality, total energy intake, or other obesity risk factors,” according to the paper.
“There were no comparable associations for sugar-sweetened beverages,” the paper also notes.
“To our knowledge, we provide the first human evidence that maternal consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy may influence infant BMI,” the authors of the study conclude.Read the entire article | Email this article
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
RIBIDIUM FOR DEPRESSION
180 to 720 mg of rubidium chloride had a significant antidepressant effect in two-thirds of patients
RIBIDIUM FOR DEPRESSION
360-720 mg of rubidium chloride per day for 2 months had rapid antidepressant action in 20 people
RIBIDIUM FOR DEPRESSION
540 mg of rubidium chloride for 3 weeks had antidepressant effect in 15 depressed people
Fifteen (15) hospitalized patients with depression were treated with 540 mg of rubidium chloride per day for three weeks according to a 1996 study.
“Speed therapeutic efficacy has been shown, with lack of side effects,” the paper, written in Italian, notes.
Rubidium causes stimulation of dopamine release which reduces depressive symptoms according to the paper.Read the entire article | Email this article
RIBIDIUM FOR DEPRESSION
History of the mineral rubidium as an antidepressant
Here is a brief history of the use of the mineral rubidium for depression as outlined in a 2008 paper from Italy.
- “In 1891, the cardiologist Bottkin occasionally observed that cardiac patients treated with [rubidium chloride] experienced increased well-being compared to patients treated with [potassium chloride].”
- “In 1969, Dr. Meltzer discovered that the effects of rubidium in primates were the opposite of those produced by lithium.”
- “In 1976, the physiologist Mannistò observed that rubidium affects behavior in both animals and humans, as do amphetamines.”
RUBIDIUM FOR DEPRESSION
Rubidium deficiency occurs in dialysis patients; may be the cause of their depression
Depression is a common problem in dialysis patients.
Dialysis patients have a rubidium deficiency, and rubidium supplementation has been shown to have an antidepressant effect according to Caterina Canavese, MD, an Italian researcher who has done research on this ultratrace mineral related to its antidepressant effects.
60% Lower Rubidium in the Central Nervous System,
13% Lower Rubidium in Serum
She notes that dialysis patients have 60% lower levels of rubidium in their central nervous system than normal patients—an average of 2250 ng per gram in dialysis patients versus 5490 ng per gram controls—and a 13% lower rubidium content in blood serum—an average of 304 mcg per liter versus 350 mcg per liter.
Rubidium is an ultra-trace mineral used by humans.
Shouldn’t rubidium supplementation be tried first in these patients?Read the entire article | Email this article
RIBIDIUM FOR DEPRESSION
Rubidium content of foods
Rubidium is an ultra-trace mineral used by humans which has been shown to have an antidepressant effect.
Here is the rubidium content of a couple of foods from a 1995 paper which analyzed 137 foods for their rubidium content.
Coffee contains 40 mg of rubidium per kilogram (2.2 pounds) dry material.
Black tea contains 100 mg of rubidium per kilogram (2.2 pounds) dry material.
Eight-five percent (85%) of the rubidium pass into these beverages.Read the entire article | Email this article
Monday, May 23, 2016
Elevated Reverse T3 correlates BEST with hypothyroidism, NOT elevated TSH, & can be cause by mercury
Elevated levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) in the blood are NOT the best way to diagnose hypothyroidism as modern medicine has been led to believe according to a yet-to-be-published study by Davis Lamson, ND.
The thing that correlated best with a clinical diagnosis of hypothyroidism—that is, a diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and patient-reported symptoms rather than lab tests—is elevated levels of Reverse T3 thyroid hormone.
Reverse T3 blocks T3 thyroid receptors which reduces metabolism.
Results of Dr. Lamson’s study were described by Jonathan Wright, MD in an interview he did with Joseph Mercola, DO.
Dr. Lamson works with Dr. Wright at Dr. Wright’s clinic.
By blocking T3 receptors, Reverse T3 is natures’ way of protecting us from starving so quickly by reducing metabolism.
But that’s not all.
They also found that in people with elevated Reverse T3 levels, that 95% of the time, these people had elevated levels of mercury or lead or cadmium or other heavy metals, and when they got rid of the mercury, lead or other heavy metals, levels of Reverse T3 returned to normal.
This is of interest to me because I recently found out that I am suffering from mercury toxicity, and I have had thyroid problems, feeling cold and having a low body temperature, as low as 96.3°F over several months when my symptoms of mercury toxicity were at their worst in the Fall of 2015.Read the entire article | Email this article
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Each additional annual blood donation was associated with a 7.5% lower risk of death
Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that blood donors experience lower mortality than the general population, but some have suggested that this may be due to healthier people donating blood.
A 2015 analysis of the Scandinavian Donation and Transfusion database (SCANDAT) found that after adjusting for the internal healthy donor effect, each additional annual donation of blood was associated with a 7.5% decreased risk of death over some number of years.
(I’m waiting for a copy of the study to find out the average number of years of follow-up.)
In other words, the more frequent someone donated blood, the lower their risk of death.
The analyses included 1,182,495 donors of whom 15,401 died during 9,526,627 person-years of follow-up.Read the entire article | Email this article
Men who donated blood were 88% less likely to have a heart attack over 9 years
Men who donated blood were 88% less likely to have a heart attack during a 9-year followup compared to men who did not donate blood according to a 1998 study from Finland.
This was after adjusting for age and coronary disease risk factors.
Only one (1) man out of 153 (0.7%) who had donated blood in the previous 24 months before baseline had a heart attack during 1984 to 1995, whereas 316 men of 2529 (12.5%) who had not donated blood had a heart attack.
“These findings suggest that frequent blood loss through voluntary blood donations may be associated with a reduced risk of acute myocardial infarction in middle-aged men,” the authors of the study concluded.Read the entire article | Email this article
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Fat intake is not associated with prostate cancer
Fat intake is not associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer according to a 2015 review of the research.
Saturated fat intake was not.
Polyunsaturated fat was not.
Monounsaturated fat was not.
And total fat intake was not.
The same was true for advanced stage prostate cancer (with slightly different relative risks than those shown below).
“Current published cohort studies suggest no association between total fat, saturated fat, or unsaturated fat intake and the risk for [prostate cancer],” the authors of the paper concluded.Read the entire article | Email this article
Saturated fat is not associated with cardiovascular disease, 2010 study
A 2010 meta-analysis which looked at data from 21 studies with 5-23 years of follow-up on 347,747 people found that dietary saturated fat was not associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (which includes heart attack and stroke).
“A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD [coronary heart disease] or CVD [cardiovascular disease],” the authors concluded.Read the entire article | Email this article
Sunday, May 08, 2016
100-600 times more mercury coming off of dental amalgams than the American Dental Association claims
In the attached video, Boyd Haley, PhD, a biochemist and chemist and retired Professor of Chemistry from the University of Kentucky who has been studying the toxic effects of mercury since 1987, tells that the amount of mercury vapor coming off of mercury fillings / dental amalgams is 133 to 666 times more than what the American Dental Association is telling us.
He tells that in 2000 (when he was 60-years-old), that he was a sick person and could feel his health declining badly (due to suffering from mercury toxicity from his dental amalgams.)
The exact same thing happened to me.Read the entire article | Email this article
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