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Why Do We Get Allergies? (VIDEO)

Allergies - World Health Organization (WHO)

Mayo Clinic - Allergies

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & immunology (AAAAI) - Allergies

Allergy or Hypersensitivity

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Allergies

Almost every known food may cause some allergic reaction at times. Thus, foods used in “elimination” diets may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Some are listed among the Most Common Food Allergies. Since reaction to these foods is generally low, they are widely used in making test diets. By keeping a food journal and tracking your pulse rate after meals you will soon know your “problem” foods.

Allergic foods cause pulse to go up. (Take base pulse before meals and then 30 minutes after meals. If it increases 6 to 8 beats per minute – check foods for allergies.)

If your body has a reaction after eating some particular food, especially if it happens each time you eat that food, you may have an allergy. Some allergic reactions are: wheezing, sneezing, stuffy nose, nasal drip or mucus, dark circles or water bags under eyes, headaches, feeling light-headed or dizzy, fast heart beat, stomach or chest pains, diarrhea, extreme thirst, breaking out in a rash, swelling of extremities or stomach bloating, etc

If you know what you’re allergic to, you are lucky; if you don’t, you had better find out as fast as possible and eliminate all irritating foods from your diet. To re-evaluate your daily life and have a health guide to your future, start a daily journal (82 x 11 notebook) of foods eaten, pulse rate before and after meals, your reactions, moods, energy levels (ups/downs), weight, elimination and sleep patterns. You will discover the foods and situations causing problems. By charting your diet you will be amazed at the effects of eating certain foods.

If you are hypersensitive to certain foods, you must reject them from your diet! There are hundreds of allergies and of course it is impossible here to take up each one. Many who suffer from this unpleasant affliction have allergies to milk, wheat, or some persons are allergic to all grains. Your journal helps you discover and accurately pinpoint the foods and situations causing problems. Start your journal today!

Most Common Food Allergies

MILK: Butter, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Ice Cream, Milk, Yogurt, etc.

CEREALS & GRAINS: Wheat, Corn, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye

EGGS: Cakes, Custards, Dressings, Mayonnaise, Noodles

FISH: Shellfish, Crabs, Lobster, Shrimp, Shad roe

MEATS: Bacon, Chicken, Pork, Sausage, Veal, Smoked Products

FRUITS: Citrus Fruits, Melons, Strawberries

NUTS: Peanuts, Pecans, Walnuts, chemically dried preserved nuts

MISCELLANEOUS: Chocolate, China Tea, Cocoa, Coffee, MSG, Palm and Cottonseed Oils, Salt, Spices and allergic reactions often caused by toxic pesticides on salad greens, vegetables, fruits, etc.

Your Body Constantly Works for You – And You Must Work for Your Body!

The body is constantly breaking down old bone and tissue cells and replacing them with new ones. As the body casts off old minerals and broken-down cells, it must obtain fresh food supplies of essential elements for new cells.

Scientists are only now beginning to understand that various kinds of dental problems, different types of arthritis and even some forms of artery hardening are due to body imbalances of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Many disorders can be caused by imbalances in the ratios of minerals to each other.

Each individual’s healthy body requires a proper balance within itself of all the nutritive elements. It is just as bad for any individual to have too much of one item as it is to have too little of another one. For instance, it takes appropriate levels of phosphorus and magnesium to keep calcium in solution so it can be formed into new cells of bone and teeth. Yet there must not be too much magnesium nor too little calcium in the diet or old bone will be taken away and new bone will not be formed. We know that diets that are unbalanced can deplete the body of essential minerals and elements.

Diets high in meats, fish, eggs, grains and nuts or their products may provide unbalanced excesses of phosphorus which will leech calcium and magnesium from the bones, causing them to be lost in the urine.

A diet high in fats will tend to increase the intake of phosphorus from the intestines relative to calcium and other basic minerals. Such diets can also produce a loss of the body’s basic minerals in the same way a high phosphorus diet does.

Diets excessively high in fruits or their juices may provide unbalanced excesses of fruit sugars and of potassium in the body, which also can leech calcium and magnesium from the body.

When reading labels on products, you must be aware of added sodium content. Watch for the words “soda” and”sodium” and symbol “NA”, these products contain sodium compounds. Some prescription drugs even contain large amounts of sodium.

Studies show that athletes tend to have high HDL (good cholesterol) levels.

Magnesium & Calcium Vital to Heart

Deficiencies of calcium and magnesium can produce all kinds of problems in the body - ranging from heart problems, dental decay and osteoporosis to muscular cramping, hyperactivity, muscular twitches, poor sleep patterns and also excessive frequency or uncontrolled urination patterns. Also, other mineral deficiencies or imbalances can cause health problems.

Therefore it’s important to clean and detoxify the body by fasting and drinking only distilled pure water or the juices of healthy organically grown vegetables and fruits. It’s also important to provide the body with adequate sources of new minerals. This can be done by eating a diverse diet of organic vegetables that also includes kelp and other sea vegetables. Rice, soy and almond milks are good healthy alternatives to unhealthy cow’s milk for babies and adults. See web: www.notmilk.com

Despite dietary sources as these, many adults and children living in so-called civilized cultures have low levels of essential minerals in their bodies. This is due to leeching caused by coffee, tea, cola, carbonated beverages and the ravages of long-term bad diets containing refined sugars, toxic aspartame and other sweets, as well as junk fast foods made from refined flours and foods containing high fat, high sugar, high salt and high cholesterol foods.

Additionally, the body’s organ systems can be thrown out of balance by continued stress, toxins in our food, water and air, also by disease-produced injuries and by prenatal deficiencies arising from the mother’s diet or lifestyle. The final result is that many people in our modern world need to take natural mineral supplements, as well as natural broad range multiple-vitamins.

Homeostasis and the Heart

Nutrition is important in the functions of the heart. A good diet, low in saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium, plus a sound nutritional program, supported by good exercise, work well together for the health of the heart and body. This can assist the body in maintaining homeostasis. Homeostasis (homeo=same; stasis=standing still) is defined as balance and harmony within the body.

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How to Have a Healthy Heart (Video)

28 Healthy Heart Tips

Strategies to prevent heart disease You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are strategies to help you protect your heart.

Top 10 healthy heart tips

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Importance of Balanced Body Chemistry

In Heart Fitness Program we have thus far been emphasizing the don’ts because we consider these much more difficult to follow than the do’s. Now we’ll detail what kind of food program you should follow for heart fitness, health and longer life.

Every time you plan a meal, check off these four items on the fingers of your hand to see if you are eating a nutritionally well-balanced combination of foods: protein, carbohydrates, fats, fruits and vegetables.

1. Protein – Building Blocks of the Body

Protein foods are nuts, seeds (such as sunflower, sesame, pumpkin), nutritional yeast, wheat germ, soy beans, dairy products, whole grain cereals, meat, fish, poultry and protein supplements.

Protein is one of the most important food elements and is essential for keeping the heart fit. You must have protein for building every cell of your body. This fundamental demand of Mother Nature rules every creature living on the face of the Earth.

Protein is you - flesh, muscle, blood, heart, bones, skin and hair - all the components of the body are essentially composed of protein. You are literally “built” of protein. This basic function of your body - of converting food into living tissue - is one of life’s miracles. Your life processes and the factors that help you resist disease are all composed of protein (amino acids) components.

Every time you move a muscle, every time your heart beats, every time you breathe, you consume protein in the form of amino acids. The link between protein and body tissue is the amino acids – and the bloodstream carries them to every part of the body where they work to repair, rebuild and maintain body tissues. They enrich blood and condition the organs, including the heart.

It’s magnificent to live long if one keeps healthy, alert, youthful and active. – Harry Fosdick

Amino Acids - The Body’s Building Blocks

Human tissue is renewed daily. Scientists once believed that there were great masses of protein in the body in an inactive state – stores of protein built up in the muscles, tissues and organs which remain there until the body might need them. Now we know that the great builder protein is not stationary, but in motion. This activity requires a replenishment of essential protein for the rebuilding process, especially in older people.

What is the connection between Amino Acids and proteins? Amino Acids are the building blocks from which different food proteins are constructed. When we eat a protein food, such as meat or soybeans, the natural hydrochloric acid in the stomach digests the protein, releasing the Aminos Acids. They are the link between the food we eat and assimilate for our body’s tissues. Amino Acids are what make our food turn into us!

Unlike vitamins, the activators in our nutrition, Amino Acids actually enter into the structure of the body tissue itself. They are the very foundation of all protein foods. They build muscles, tissues and organs and circulate freely in the blood - the body’s vital life stream. Your blood is your precious river of life - protect it!

The phytochemicals found in soy are specifically known as isoflavins. These isoflavins have been shown to be strong antioxidants that help repair cellular damage in the body, and they have anti-tumor effects. Soy can contribute to optimal health and has remarkable health-promoting properties. See phytochemical chart on page 145.

Amino Acids – Life-Givers & Life-Extenders

Famous Pioneer Endocrinologist and Biochemist, Dr. W. Donner Denckla, with the National Institute of Health, has been immersed in path finding research on longevity for years. Dr. Denckla has the opinion that ageing is not inevitable and that Amino Acids and their interaction with a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland seem to be the key to slowing down ageing.

The longevity secret is eating & drinking intelligently. – Gayelord Hauser

If we could look within the body, we would see all the living cells that make up the tissues, organs and bloodstream are in a highly active state. Paul C. Bragg was the first to preach the gospel of Amino Acids, their relationship to ageing and how they can help keep you younger, longer! He stressed that when the protein supply – the Amino Acids – are replenished regularly, the new cells that are constantly growing and being born can then thrive and live with more positive intensity! Another important benefit of Amino Acids – they help form antibodies to fight germs, infections and disease!

Bragg Introduces Miracles of Soybeans

Over 88 years ago Paul C. Bragg  introduced Bragg Liquid Aminos to the health-minded as a way to help them increase natural, life-building vegetable protein intake in a form that’s easily digestible and delicious to use! It’s a liquid form of soy protein from pure, healthy (certified non-genetically engineered) soybeans – a 100% health product that contains no coloring agents, preservatives or added sodium. Lack of adequate Amino Acids in your body may make it impossible for the vitamins and minerals to perform their specific duties. Amino Acids are inseparably interwoven with vitamins and minerals for good sound nutrition. Bragg Liquid Aminos contains no meat, and adds delicious natural flavors and zest to most all foods by sprinkling or spraying on foods. It’s the most delicious, nutritious and unique gourmet health seasoning, for it contains 16 important vital Amino Acids and Isoflavins for super health.

What are Amino Acids? They’re the building blocks of all our organs and tissues. They are the building blocks of proteins. They are essential for production of energy within us, for detoxification and for the vital transmission of nerve impulses. In short, they are the very soup of life, and they are almost always overlooked and neglected. – H.J. Hoegerman, M.D.

Amino Acids are needed for building every part of the body . . . bones, blood, hair, skin, nails and glands – and are Mother Nature’s and God’s life–giving secret to a long, vital life. – Paul C. Bragg

Up to 90% of deaths annually are self-inflicted by an unhealthy lifestyle!

2. Carbohydrates – Starches and Sugars

Starches and sugars come under the classification, carbohydrates, in the FDA standard for food groups. These provide the principle source of food energy. Carbohydrates are needed as fuel for muscular work and physical activity. Excess sugars and starches that are not utilized as energy are transformed by the body chemistry into fat and stored in the least active body parts.

Carbohydrates originate in plants as sugars created by photosynthesis. Then they are formed into clusters as starches. Consumed by humans, they are broken down by the body’s metabolism into a simple sugar - glucose - for use by the cells of the body. It is important that you eat only natural starches and sugars, and avoid those which are refined and depleted of vital elements (refined white flour, sugar and their refined products, etc.).

Natural starches and some natural sugars are found in all fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, pure maple syrup, sorghum, stevia and blackstrap molasses, organic whole grains and their flours (wheat, oats, rye, etc.), beans, lentils and peas, organic brown rice and potatoes. In fact, all natural foods contain some carbohydrates.

3. Fats Can Be Healthy or Unhealthy

Fat is also an important source of dietary energy. It has more than twice the energy value of the same amount of carbohydrates or protein. As already pointed out elsewhere in our Heart Fitness Program, a certain amount of fat and even cholesterol is part of a healthy diet. Let us remind you that your fat intake should ideally consist of only unsaturated fats. The saturated fats in meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products should be avoided or kept to a minimum. It is these saturated fats which can overload your body with cholesterol.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced daily by the liver for normal use in the body. As noted earlier, when we overload our bloodstream with cholesterol (saturated fats) in our diet, it can stockpile and form waxy deposits on artery walls and block blood flow.

Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. – Hippocrate

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5 Heart Healthy Diet (Video)

Heart Healthy Diet Tips - Eating to Prevent Heart Disease and Boost Heart Health

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The Function of Fat in the Body

Our nerves, muscles and organs must be cushioned by a normal amount of fat. If we did not have a certain amount of fat in our gluteus maximus (the buttocks), for example, we would never be able to sit down because we would have to sit directly on our muscles and bones.

Those who wish to lose weight should reduce the bad, saturated fat content of their diet, and those who wish to gain should increase their good, unsaturated fat intake. But even when on a reducing diet, there should be some fat in your diet because it plays an important and essential role in your body’s chemistry.

Stored in the body, fat provides a source of heat and energy, while the accumulation of a certain amount of fat around the vital organs (such as the kidneys) gives great protection against cold and injury.

Fat also has a function to perform in the body’s cells, for which special fats known as unsaturated fatty acids are needed in small amounts. Without these a roughness or scariness of the skin would result.

Fats have another all-important function: they carry the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K through the body.

As you can see, a certain amount of fat in the diet is necessary to a healthy functioning body. But it’s the kind of fat that is most important! Unsaturated fat is best. Caution – go light on clogging saturated fats!

Low Fat Meals Cut Heart Disease Risk

A British research report by Dr. George Miller of Britain’s Medical Research Council stated: High fat meals make the blood more prone to clot within 6 to 7 hours after eating. Low fat meals can almost immediately reverse this condition. Most heart attacks occur in the early morning. One reason may be the overnight clotting effects of a high fat dinner. Researchers feel that by cutting fats from your diet, you may be able to add years to your life and cut the risk of heart disease! Also the recent University of Chicago scientific research supports Dr. Miller’s landmark statement that the healthiest meals for the heart are the low-fat, vegetarian diets with ample fruits and vegetables.

Dr. Attwood’s Tips for Low-Fat Shopping

•Remember, meat-free and dairy-free is healthiest.

•Spend most of your time in the produce department.

•Try new varieties of produce. Look at those with the most intense colors and remember organic is best!

•Don’t forget about pasta made from whole-grains.

•Go straight for the whole-grain breads section.

•Buy unrefined, low-fat, sugarless, high-fiber cereals.

•When buying packaged, canned, frozen foods –read labels.

•Don’t underestimate beans – whether dried, frozen or canned they are delicious and healthy for you.

• Buy low- or no-fat snacks – there are many choices. Careful, some are high in salt, sugar and calories.

•Replace milk and low-fat dairy products with soy, nut and rice milks, and soy and tofu cheeses, etc.

In 1998, the world lost one of its beloved, strong and dedicated health crusaders. Dr. Charles Raymond Attwood was a devoted pediatrician for over 35 years. He championed a low-fat vegetarian menu for children, was a strong health and nutrition activist and an associate of Dr. Benjamin Spock. www.vegsource.com

Dr. Charles Attwood –Great Health Crusader

As a doctor, humanitarian and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Attwood fought many battles against mainstream medicine and big business to ensure the health of people everywhere, particularly children. One major battle occurred in 1996. As a member of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Dr. Attwood led opposition to the giant Gerber Baby Food Company’s practice of diluting its baby foods with water, sugar and starch. He won! Gerber stopped this 40 year crime against America’s children. Now their foods are 100% fruits and vegetables. Other baby food companies then followed.

In the last 20 years, Dr. Attwood held high the banner advocating a low-fat, plant-based diet as the most healthy for youngsters. His highly praised 1995 book, Low-fat Prescription for Kids makes a strong scientific argument for this kind of diet. His research shows in order to avoid the leading causes of premature death later as adults, namely: heart disease, stroke, cancers, diabetes, etc. it’s important children follow his program.

Raw Nuts and Seeds Are Good Food

Gary Null, a leading health activist writes in his book, The Complete Guide to Sensible Eating, Raw nuts and seeds are fine sources of protein, minerals (especially magnesium), some B vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids. Delicious as snack foods or used with other foods. www.garynull.com

There are few foods that are more highly packed with life force than raw seeds and nuts. Consider the Japanese archaeologist who found millet-like seeds in an ancient tomb in Egypt which had lain dormant in the dark for 4,000years. He put them in some water and they sprouted! There are more than 300 kinds of seeds and nuts that grow around the world and they vary nutritionally, but most of them are good sources of B vitamins, (thiamine and foliate) and iron, magnesium and zinc. Many of them are also loaded with vitamin E, protein and fiber. Raw nuts and seeds, as a snack food (try this great combo – nuts and raisins) are excelled by no other food, supplying the body with healthy polyunsaturated fats, protein and nutrients it needs for heart health and good nutrition.

To make Nut Butters: grind 12 cups of raw unsalted 123 nuts in a food processor or blender, turning the machine off every 20 seconds. Continue grinding nuts down until they’re a thick, fudge-like paste. Then add sunflower or nut oil (start with 1 tablespoon and add more only if necessary), blend until smooth. Keep refrigerated.

The large network of veins and arteries through which your blood circulates, need to be open, clear and strong to keep your blood circulating. High blood pressure is a sign they are straining, having to squeeze extra hard to push your blood through. This wears them out and your heart, too. Change your lifestyle.

Strokes result when blood clots form in the arteries, blocking nutrients to brain cells. Omega 3 fish oils are anticoagulants present in fish such as tuna or salmon. You can also get a good dose in a daily teaspoon of flaxseed oil. Onions and garlic are other natural anticoagulants.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Offers Fast Miracle – for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. A report in the New England Journal of Medicine states that the survival rate for those who received their first defibrillation no later than 3 minutes after a collapse was 74%, as opposed to 49% survival rate for those defibrillated after more than 3 minutes. The FAA has decided to have medium to large passenger planes carry an AED. Med centers, big businesses, universities, schools, cruise ships etc. must have one in their first aid kits for emergencies. www.nejm.org

Organic Virgin Olive Oil Highly Recommended

Mother Nature has provided us with wonderful healthy oils which can be used in preparing foods, mayonnaise and salad dressings or for sautéing and marinating, etc. Virgin, cold-pressed olive oil has been used for centuries. Even Hippocrates used olive oil in his practice.

Other good oils are cold-pressed safflower, sesame, sunflower and soybean oils. These oils can be used in salad dressings, recipes, baking, etc. We still use oils sparingly. They’re healthy in polyunsaturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Please, don’t use genetically engineered canola oil.

Another favorite oil of ours is organic unrefined flax seed oil which is the richest source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (more than double that of fish oils). We also use hempseed oil. These two fragile oils must be kept cold, preferably in the freezer (they do not solidify) and they should not be heated. You can add them to foods after they have been cooked. We suggest you add 1 to 2 teaspoons daily of these oils to your diet, for the omega fatty acids are vital to your bodily functions, especially the heart!

Four Protective Foods – Fruits & Vegetables

Remember that three-fifths of your diet should consist of organic, raw and lightly cooked vegetables and fresh fruits. These foods not only contribute isoflavins, vitamins and organic minerals to the diet, but they also add the bulk and moisture required for healthy elimination and smooth body functioning. They also help maintain the alkaline reserve of the body and add variety, color, flavor and texture to the diet.

Vegetables are virtually fat-free and contain no cholesterol!

The ideal way to get the full amount of vitamins and minerals from organic vegetables is in their raw state, in fresh vegetable salads or as garnishes with meals. When cooking vegetables some vitamins and minerals may be lost.

The nervousness and peevishness of our times are chiefly attributable to tea and coffee. - Dr. Bock, 1910

Fresh Juices Are Best

Freshly prepared organic vegetable and fruit juices are ideal ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet. We enjoy carrot, celery and beet juice mixed together. See page 159 for more delicious combinations. 

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What is Soy Lecithin – Benefits and Risks!(Video)

Lecithin

LECITHIN SUPPLEMENT'S EFFECTIVENESS IN WEIGHT LOSS

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The Importance of Lecithin

The liver performs over five hundred separate jobs - one is producing the body’s normal cholesterol and an important substance called lecithin. Lecithin is one of God’s greatest gifts to man! It mixes with the bile in the gall bladder and is emptied along with the bile into the small intestine to help in the digestion of fats as they leave the stomach. Lecithin is a fat homogenizing agent which breaks up fat into tiny particles. One of the great health discoveries of Nutritional Science is the role of lecithin (from soybeans) and linoleic acid (from safflower oil) in helping the body to dispose of these excess fats. You can see that a deficiency of these two agents may cause serious coronary blockage problems.

The soybean is the richest source of lecithin. It’s also found in all products which contain fat, such as the germ (part that sprouts) of various grains. Lecithin and wheat germ are very much alike in appearance. Commercial lecithin has a wide variety of uses. It is used to lubricate precision machines where oil needs to be spread thinly. It’s also important in confectionery and baking businesses for its natural homogenizing effect.

For thousands of years the Chinese used soybeans. About 80% of their food is produced from soybeans in one form or another. There is a high concentration of lecithin in heart cells and in the sheathing around the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Lecithin supplements come from the diversified, healthy soybean. Lecithin is a natural fat emulsifier and helps reduce larger dangerous LDL cholesterol globules and elevates smaller, healthier HDL particles and also increases vital choline levels.

Many people who live unbelievably long lives, like Zora Agha of Turkey. It was not unusual to find men and women from 125 to 135 years of age. Among these people, heart attacks, strokes, paralysis, coronary thrombosis and degenerative artery diseases were practically unknown! Eating soybeans in various forms meant they got large amounts of lecithin in their simple diet. The lecithin homogenized (dissolved) their dietary fats. Thus their level of blood-fat or blood cholesterol remained normal.

Soybean Products for Healthy Heart & Nerves

We have been recommending the use of soybeans and its products to the health-conscious people of America since 1912. Lecithin – of which the soybean is the richest source – is not just important in the digestion of fats. The functioning of the nervous system and the glands are greatly aided by the phospholipids, one of the most important constituents of lecithin. That’s why it’s found in the nervous system and in every cell of the body. Nutritional Science teaches us that the nerves and cardiovascular system both require lecithin and the vitamin B-complex rich foods.

Scientists have cited that breast cancer in Asian women is much lower than those in American women, largely due to the fact that Asian women consume a diet high in soy protein which contains Isoflavines. These Isoflavines also lower blood cholesterol levels which are vitally important for a healthy heart!

What Are Live Foods?

Live foods are the living, vital foods for health and longevity and are perishable and some spoil quickly. We have been ignorant, foolish and almost idiotic in allowing our various foods to be so refined that the vital and essential elements that Mother Nature gave them are refined out of them. We are buying and eating the depleted, devitalized mess that remains. This refining of foods is destroying our health, hearts and bodies!

To work the head, temperance must be carried into the diet. – Beecher

Vitamin E & Raw Wheat Germ – Health Builders

Mother Nature invested raw wheat germ with one of the most valuable nutrients - vitamin E. And now it is coming to the aid of civilized man to help him regain the robust health he lost by eating devitalized foods.

Dr. Cureton of the University of Illinois, who is recognized as one of the greatest living authorities on internal and external physical fitness, recommends raw wheat germ (little yellowish flakes), wheat germ oil and vitamin E capsules. They are especially useful in providing a great boost for athletes and others who desire to be in the highest state of physical fitness. Athletic coaches all over the world are following this advice to get the best performance from their athletes. In our opinion raw wheat germ (vacuum packed), wheat germ oil and Vitamin E should be part of the nutritional program of everyone – not just athletes! Vitamin E capsules are also recommended as the oil is more protected from rancidity.

In the process of flour milling, refining removes the raw wheat germ to create white flour. Millers realize that 127 wheat germ is a fragile, natural oil reservoir which will go rancid quickly. Commercial food requires a long shelf life. The average American demands that everything they buy never spoil. That is why so many American foods are refined and why over 700 chemicals and poisons are used to preserve them!

Breakfast Should Be An Occasional Meal

On rare mornings when we eat breakfast, we have organic whole grain cereal, oatmeal or cornmeal, a sliced banana over the cereal, with some honey, etc. and rice or soy milk. Make your own by combining tbsp of soy powder with 2 glass of water and 2 tsp vanilla or 100% maple syrup in a jar and shake. It’s delicious and healthy!

A rich food source of vitamin E is cornmeal mush, made with organic stone-ground yellow cornmeal (not the refined, dead, GMO, degerminated variety of corn found in most supermarkets.

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Is Soy a Good Source of Protein?

Soy Protein and Cardiovascular Disease A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the Nutrition Committee of the AHA

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Patricia’s Organic Cornmeal Mush

1 cup organic yellow cornmeal (coarse ground best)

22 cups distilled water 3

Tbsp raisins (optional)

Moisten cornmeal with 2 cup distilled water. Boil balance (2 cups) of water, and then slowly add moistened cornmeal and raisins. Mix well. When evenly thickened, turn heat low and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot. Top with honey, blackstrap molasses or 100% maple syrup (our favorite). Then, if desired, top with sliced bananas or organic fresh fruit and try some soy or rice milk.

NOTE: If you are serving this to one or two people, there might be some mush left. Pour it into a flat pan, let it cool, and store in refrigerator. For breakfast – or even a main meal – slice and dip in egg batter and roll in wheat germ.

Soy Tofu Scramble

 2 cups firm tofu, crumbled

2 green onions, chopped

2 tsps Organic Olive Oil diced tomatoes (optional)

1/8 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos

1/4 tsp fresh garlic or powder Pinch Italian herbs

In a wok, lightly sauté green onions in olive oil for 3 minutes, then add remaining ingredients and cook 3 to 5 minutes longer.

You can add fresh diced tomatoes or other veggies. Serves 2 to 4.

Soy Tofu French Toast

1/2 lb tofu (soft)

1/3 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 Tbsp honey

Blend tofu with enough water (distilled) to make a slightly runny batter. Dip whole grain bread slices in batter and sauté until brown in a little soy oil or butter. Turnover and cook the other side. Serve hot with honey or pure maple syrup. Serves 2.

Or, for variety, the family likes to have an occasional breakfast of steel-cut organic oats, cooked with raisins or sun-dried apricots, served with sliced bananas and100%maple syrup. Yummy!

High sugar consumption can over stimulate your whole system, and too much sugar can lead to many problems, ranging from obesity, heart trouble, poor circulation to high blood sugar levels and diabetes.

Vitamin E-Rich Healthy Foods

Are Important for Healthy Hearts

This is a list of healthy foods that contain the following notable amounts of precious vitamin E. This list was compiled from Bridges Food and Beverage Analyses. Buy organic sources – they are best.

Food – Quantity - Vitamin E IU’s

Apples - 1 medium - 0.74

Bananas -1 medium - 0.40

Barley - 2 cup - 4.20

Beans, navy - 2 cup - 3.60

Butter (salt-free) - 6 tablespoons - 2.40

Carrots - 1 cup - 0.45

Celery, green -  2 cup - 2.60

Corn, dried for popcorn 1 cup -  20.00

Cornmeal, yellow - 2 cup - 1.70

Corn oil - 6 tablespoons - 87.00

Eggs, fertile – 2 - 2.00

Endive, escarole - 2 cup - 2.00

Flour, whole grain - 1 cup - 54.00

Grapefruit - 2 - 0.52

Kale - 2 cup - 8.00 129

Lettuce - 6 leaves - 0.50

Oatmeal - 2 cup - 2.00

Olive Oil (virgin) - 2 cup - 5.00

Onions, raw - 2 medium - 0.26

Oranges - 1 small - 0.24

Parsley - 2 cup - 5.50

Peas, green - 1 cup - 4.00

Potatoes, white - 1 medium - 0.06

Potatoes, sweet - 1 small - 4.00

Rice, brown - 1 cup cooked - .2.40

Rye - 2 cup - 3.00

Soybean Oil - 6 tablespoons - 140.00

Sunflower Seeds, raw - 2 cup  - 31.00

Wheat Germ Oil - 6 tablespoons - 50 – 420.00

Vitamin E is a dynamic weapon against wrinkles and ageing. – Prevention Magazine

A recent revealing study of nurses whose daily vitamin E intake was 100 mgs and more had a 36% lower risk of heart attack and 23% lower risk of stroke

Calcium is Important for a Fit Heart

Consider the shocking fact that 85% of Americans are deficient in calcium! Most people associate calcium with the teeth and bones, which is correct since a deficiency of this important mineral will lead to the deterioration of these hard tissues. Calcium is also very important for the nerves of the body and many people suffer leg cramps as a result of a calcium deficiency. Calcium also plays a much needed, important role in the functioning of the human heart. Calcium is a natural constituent of the material that causes the blood to clot. If we did not have calcium in our bloodstream, we could prick a finger with a needle and bleed to death!

Every few minutes the heart is bathed by the calcium of the body chemistry. It is a crucial component in the activity of a healthy heart. Being the most powerful muscle in the entire body, the heart requires adequate calcium for its efficient functioning. Be good to your heart and maintain a good calcium balance. Study calcium chart.

Milk is Not a Good Source of Calcium 130

Nearly everyone has the idea that the problem of calcium deficiency will be solved if they just drink milk. This is not completely true. In the first place, practically all the milk in the U.S. is pasteurized, which robs and greatly reduces the availability of the milk’s calcium.

Dr. Harold D. Lynch – famous author, researcher and physician – said almost fanatic use of milk as a beverage has added more complications than benefits to child nutrition. He further states milk may often be a primary cause of poor nutrition in children!

This might be due to the fact that proportionate amounts of Vitamins A and D and phosphorus must be present in the metabolism for the proper absorption and utilization of calcium by the body; another reason why proper nutrition and a balanced diet are so important!

Whole milk is a carrier of large amounts of saturated fat (cholesterol) and can lead to atherosclerosis. This food is just for cow’s babies. It’s not for humans if they wish to maintain a healthy heart for a long life!

Benefit From Natural Foods Rich in Calcium

There are some very fine sources of calcium other than milk. Scientists feel raw bone meal is one of the best, as well as eggshell calcium, oyster shell calcium and bone marrow calcium. We prefer the calcium found in kale, corn, beans, veggies and soy tofu. In fact, as Dr. Lynch and Dr. Neal Barnard point out, all natural foods contain appreciable amounts of calcium. This chart shows some of the many foods that contain large amounts of calcium you should include in your diet.

Calcium Content of Some Common Foods

Food Source - mgs

Almonds, 1 oz -. 80

Artichokes, (steamed) 1C - 51

Beans, (kidney, pinto, red) 1 C - 89

Beans, (great northern, navy) 1C - 128

Beans, (white) 1C - 161

Blackstrap molasses, 1 Tbsp - 137

Bok choy, (steamed) 1C - 158

Broccoli, (steamed) 1C - 178

Brussel sprouts, (steamed) 1C - 56

Buckwheat pancake, 1 - 99

Cabbage, (steamed) 1C - 50

Cauliflower, (steamed) 1C - 34

Collards, (steamed) 1C - 152

Corn tortilla - 60

Cornbread, 1 piece - 28

Figs, (5 medium) - 135

Kale, (steamed) 1C - 180

Kohlrabi, (steamed) 1C - 40

Mustard greens, 1C - 138

Oatmeal, 1C - 120

Orange, 1 large - 96

Prunes, 4 whole - 45

Raisins, 4 oz. - 45

Rhubarb, (cooked) 1C - 105

Rutabaga, (steamed) 1C - 72

Sesame seeds (unhulled) 1 oz  - 381

Spinach (steamed) 1C - 244

Soybeans, 1 C - 73

Soymilk, fortified- 150

Tofu, firm 2 C - 258

Turnip greens, 1C - 198

Whole wheat bread, 1 slice -17 mgs

Read these 2 important books on milk and why to avoid milk: • Mad Cows and Milk Gate by Virgil Hulse M.D • Milk, the Deadly Poison by Robert Cohen. Also visit these important websites: • www.notmilk.com  and • www.milkgate.com

The human body has one ability not possessed by any machine – the body has the ability to repair itself. – George W. Crile

The World Health Organization reported that 24.5 million people worldwide – nearly 50% of the yearly deaths – are victims of just 3 chronic conditions linked to unhealthy lifestyles: circulatory diseases (especially heart attacks and strokes), cancer and lung disease! – US News and World Report

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