Cranberries Block Tooth Decay!

There are many excellent benefits that can be derived from natural substances like herbs and fruits. We have known for some time that cranberries can prevent urinary tract infections, now, scientists have found that cranberries can also prevent tooth decay!

Cranberries Prevent Tooth Decay

The scientists found a compound in the fruit can stop bacteria from clinging to the teeth, blocking the formation of damaging plaque deposits. Also, the cranberry compound appeared to block bacterial enzymes that play a key role in plaque formation. I think it is great that so many natural substances have the benefits to our health that they do… it seems that our Creator has many natural means to help us protect our health… naturally!

Cartoon that Parodies Drug Ads!

As a Certified Natural Health Professional, I get REALLY irritated by the drug commercials on TV! They drive me nuts. They usually go something like, “You know you need our drug, you have some symptoms, we won’t tell you what they are, or what our drug will do… but take it! You’ll feel better, and so will we! After all, if you don’t bug your doctor to get him (or her) to prescribe it for you, how will we make the tons of money we make?” OK, something like that. Anyway, apparently, I am not the only one, check this out:

Cartoon: The Drugs I Need!

Listen to the “disclaimerâ€? at the end carefully! It is a hoot! This is also a serious reminder about how the “Big Pharma” companies are partnering with doctors (most, I choose to believe, without their knowing they are party to it) to foist tons of medications on an already overly medicated United States!

Smoking & IQ?

I have long thought that smoking was particularly stupid. Now it seems that the observation makes more sense than I realized.

Smoking and IQ

So, now my question is: “Which came first?” Does smoking make you dumb? Or, is it just that dumb people smoke? Kinda a “chicken and egg” question, huh?

Too LOW on Cholesterol?

The cool thing about being a curmudgeon is speaking your mind even when it contradicts “common wisdom.” Doctors today (who are mainly working for the drug companies trying to sell tons of drugs) are constantly harping on “lower your cholesterol, lower your cholesterol!” However, cholesterol is a naturally secreted substance in the body. God designed it to “plug” cracks in the walls of veins and arteries, for instance. If you drop it too low, you can have issues. For instance, check out this article:

Low Cholesterol A Problem?

Have you noticed that at one time 200 was considered a “good to excellent” level… now, it is 170! And, most people can’t get down to 170 without… guess what? Drugs! I wonder why the “good” level was lowered? Hummmmm… yeah. Drug company sales. So what is the “right” level? I would say whatever the level would be if you ate right, got the right amount of exercise, and got plenty of water. Whatever is right for YOUR body!

Pass the Butter!

Today I have received a “cease and desist” official registered letter warning me to correct this blog post. Please note, that at the time of the post (2005) I saw it as an “interesting” Internet e-mail that was circulating at the time… as you can read below, I did not attest to it’s accuracy at all. I did say that as a CNHP I believe that butter is much healthier for you… and I stand by that… but, there are those that say that as a Natural Health guy, I am a loon anyway… so what do I know! The letter was from the “Margarine Protection Squad” (not their real name) … but an industry group… they referred me to the American Health Association and such (like that would impress a renegade natural health guy like me!) Anyways… here’s a link to Snopes statement “correcting” the letter that was circulating back then… which I did post here… only as a “isn’t this wild” view of computer circulated stuff… yeeesh! The things people get in an uproar about!

Link 1 – Snopes Correction

Link 2 – Break the Chain – Chain Letter Correction Site – Urban Legend “Debunking”

So, “A” this is not written by me… it is a flaky Internet e-mail I got and thought was interesting… and “B” I am a widdle ol’ computer nerd with a computer interest blog… anything I believe about butter vs. margarine is simply my personal opinion anyway! So, does “the man” get to control my opinion… well, since I don’t want any lawsuits, and I don’t personally care about the topic anyway… I DISAVOW ALL KNOWLEDGE AND THINK THAT THE LETTER THAT WAS CIRCULATED VIA E-MAIL WAS A CROCK! So there. I didn’t write it… I got it in a spam message… please don’t sue me… please??! OK??

– added August 30, 2007

Here’s the original post that caused all the fuss!

This is one of those “informational” files that occasionally gets passed around, I can’t completely “confirm or deny” all of what it says, however, as a Certified Natural Health Professional, I do believe that butter is MUCH healthier for you than margarine! Anyway, read on!

“Pass the Butter!”

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings.

DO YOU KNOW…the difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end… it gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only, because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.

And now, for Margarine…

It is very high in trans fatty acids.

It has triple the risk of coronary heart disease.

It increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol.)

Margarine increases the risk of cancers up to five fold.

Margarine lowers the quality of breast milk.

Margarine decreases immune response.

Margarine decreases insulin response.

And here’s the most disturbing fact… HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC…

This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance.)

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

* No flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* It does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Coffee is High in Antioxidants

Coffee is good for you! Coffee is bad for you! Experts can’t seem to make up their mind on this one. But today, it is in the “good for you” category! Turns out that coffee has lot’s of antioxidants.

Think of a nail. You put it out in the weather and it rusts. It is “oxidizing.” Left long enough it would “oxidize” away to nothing. A similar thing happens at the cellular level in the body. Oxidants “eat away” at cells. Therefore, “anti-oxidants” keep your cells from being “eaten away.” (OK, a VERY simple analogy.)

Coffee as an antioxidant

So, go have a cup a’ joe and know that you are being healthy! (At least this week!)

CAFTA and Natural Health Freedom

CAFTA passed late last night… by only 2 votes. Section Six of CAFTA places the regulation of vitamins and supplements under the auspices of the World Health Organization. So, as Europe goes, so will we from now on. This is VERY bad news! No matter how you feel about CAFTA from the viewpoint of other issues, this is wrong from a Natural Health perspective. It was close, but in this case, our Natural Health freedoms lost one! Let’s set ourselves to be more determined to stand up for our Natural Health Rights!

Controversial EU vitamins ban to go ahead – World – Times Online

This story COULD be repeated here in the U.S.! The CAFTA legislation that is pending agrees to make the EU ban take effect here as well!

Controversial EU vitamins ban to go ahead – World – Times Online

This is a terrible tragedy and we need to fight it! We should have the right to buy and use natural supplements if we choose to! If this legislation goes through, then the only way you could get these products is through an Allopathic Medical Doctor (and you KNOW it would be at a higher cost!) Stand up for you Health Freedoms!

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