Friday, April 30, 2010

Wild Horses...

How inspiring....
I love the spirit and voice of Susan Boyle. Here she sings a song written by Keith Richards and/or Mick Jagger about a girlfriend who tries to commit suicide, etc. The music and words emote sadness for me, regardless of the origin. I hope you connect to some part of you that needs releasing, also.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

ADHD: Hyperactivity findings.

Here is an article on ADHD by Dr. Stephen Chaney on the drug side effects, and the causes of Hyperactivity....

Each year between 3 and 10% of school aged children
hare diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD), also known as hyperactivity.

Most of these children are currently being treated with

And these drugs have side effects - ranging from
relatively minor (loss of appetite, weight loss,
insomnia and mood swings) to major (suicidal thoughts,
psychotic behavior and drug abuse).

So it is only natural for parents to ask whether there
is a more natural approach that they could follow and,
more specifically, whether diet could make a

To answer that question lets start by looking at just
one aspects of children's diets - the increasing
prevalence of artificial food colors and preservatives
in the diet.

The average child today is consuming over 10 pounds of
food additives every year!

The idea that food additives - specifically artificial
colors and preservatives - might be responsible for
hyperactivity was first raised by Dr. Ben Feingold over
30 years ago. He devised the Feingold Diet - a diet
that was free of artificial food colors, preservatives
and other artificial food additives.

Some small scale clinical studies suggested that the
diet might be successful and millions of parents used
the diet for their hyperactive children with great

But the medical authorities pooh-poohed the Feingold
Diet. They pointed out that when parents are putting
their child on a special diet they are also giving that
child more attention - and it might be the parent's
increased attention that decreased the child's
hyperactive behavior.

They also pointed out when you eliminate food additives
from the diet you are decreasing the "junk" food and
increasing fresh fruits and vegetables - in short the
child's diet is much healthier.

So eventually the Feingold Diet lost popularity - but
the idea that artificial food colors & preservatives
might trigger hyperactivity has refused to go away.

In fact, a couple of recent studies have substantially
strengthened the link between artificial ingredients
and hyperactivity.

The first study was a meta-analysis of 15 previous
studies looking at the effect of artificial food colors
and preservatives on hyperactivity (Journal of
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 25: 423-434,

This meta-analysis concluded that artificial food
colors & preservatives caused an increase in
hyperactivity in 28% of the children tested.

Almost all of the children in those previous studies
were selected for the study because they had been
diagnosed as hyperactive (ADHD).

However, a more recent study looked at 297 children
from Southampton England who had not been diagnosed as
hyperactive (Lancet, 370: 1560-1567, 2007).

After an 8 week elimination phase in which artificial
food colors and preservatives were removed from their
diets, they were given a one week challenge consisting
of fruit juice containing one of two different mixtures
of four artificial food colors and the preservative
sodium benzoate or a placebo.

The amount of artificial food colors and sodium
in the fruit juice drinks was designed to match the
average amount found in the English diet (which isn't
all that different from the American diet).

Once again, the results were clear. The amount of
artificial food colors and preservatives found in the
typical child's diet is enough to trigger hyperactivity
in many children.

So what does that mean to you if you have a hyperactive

Could the simple act of eliminating artificial colors,
flavors & preservatives from your child's diet
eliminate hyperactivity and give you back that calm,
sweet child that you love?

The available data suggest that removing artificial
food additives from your child's diet can make a
difference in their behavior, but I tend to side with
experts who suggest that a holistic approach is best.

Eliminating food additives from your child's diet is
important, but also make sure the diet is a healthy
one, that your child is getting all of the nutrients
that they need and that they are getting all of the
attention and support that they need.

To Your Health!
Dr. Stephen G Chaney

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Soluble and Unsoluble Fiber. What kind to use....

Below is a letter from someone who learned the difference between soluble and non-soluble fiber, and what is important to know. They shared what they had learned. I hope you enjoy the letter....

"I was reading an article about fiber. Most of us know we need fiber in our diet. There are two kinds of fiber soluble and non-soluble. I found out that when the toxins are dumped from our cells into the blood they are carried to the liver for removal. The liver removes the toxins from the blood and sends them to the intestine in what is called bile. When in the intestine the toxins get attached to the soluble fiber and carried out of our bodies. If there is no soluble fiber the toxins get reabsorbed back into the blood.
I took a look at my Cinch shake and found that it contained 6 gm of soluble fiber. In fact that was the only fiber that was in it. The organic high fiber cereal that I have been eating made by Kashi had 6 gm fiber but only 1 gm of it was soluble. I would have to eat 6 bowls of Kashi cereal to get that same amount of soluble fiber that is in one Cinch shake.  I also noticed when I was at the store that a lot of products just say fiber and don’t tell you what kind is in it. My guess would be that those may not have any soluble fiber at all."

I use a teaspoon of Fiber Plan in my Cocoa Soy Shake each morning. I also take 1 Herb Lax because I like to keep my pipes clean. 90% of disease starts in the colon. Keeping the colon clean so toxins are not reabsorbed is important. Fiber also lowers cholesterol. Fiber Plan lasts me two months. I like the Fiber Tabs, also, but since they have dairy in them, and I avoid it, I use the Fiber Plan.

Many people use the Metameucil products. One has aspartame in it, which has serious possible side effects, and the other kind of Metameucil has sugar in it. Picture fiber bulking up and moving slowly down the intestinal tract, feeding all the Candida yeast and bad bacteria with sugar. Cinch products like the Shake, Snack bars and Meal bars all have fiber in them. When a person starts using  fiber, and their system is not used to it, they can get gas. If this happens, you have to back off and start slowly. This also indicates a Colon Cleanse would be a wise step to clear waste, mucous, parasites, etc.  The Colon Cleanse instructions are included below...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Every Day is Earth Day...

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