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Sugar: Harmless Sweetener or Deadly Drug?

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In this day and age, sugar has a bad rep. Most people are aware that they should watch how much they eat, but not everyone is aware of the reasons. Most know it adds to their waistline little by little, year by year, but that's only one side effect. There are many more, lesser-known reasons we should seriously avoid sugar and make every effort to eliminate it completely from our diets.

SUGAR:

1) Damages your skin. It can harm the already existing collagen and elastin proteins that keep your skin supple and strong, producing wrinkles and sagging. As if that wasn't bad enough, sugar can alter the production of collagen and inhibit antioxidant enzymes. This, in turn, leaves your skin weak, wrinkly, and far more susceptible to sunburn.

2) Prevents Vitamin C Absorption. Similar in structure, glucose (sugar) and Vitamin C battle to get into white blood cells. If there is too much sugar in the blood stream, Vitamin C cannot get in, and the immune system cannot perform its jobs. This leaves the immune system hindered and depressed.

3) Drains the body of nutrients. Since sugar itself has no nutrients, vitamins or minerals, to be metabolized by the body, the body has to use up its own stores, which in turn halts fatty acid and cholesterol absorption. High cholesterol levels, serious vitamin and mineral deficiencies, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes are a few things that can result over time if no dietary change is made.

4) Causes Osteoporosis. As with Vitamin C, Sugar inhibits calcium absorption. This leads to weaker, brittle bones more prone to breakage. After prolonged exposure, sugar can lead to low bone density, rotten teeth, and osteoporosis.

5) Increases your risk of autoimmune and degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. By inhibiting natural functions and processes, it allows all sorts of havoc to run rampant in the body.

6) Weakens the liver. Regular consumption of sugar leads to a build-up in the liver. This causes the liver to convert it into fat, which leads to clogging. This slows down and can completely stop liver function, causing Fatty Liver Disease and a number of other health issues, including the shutdown of your pancreas. An organ with over three-hundred functions, a stressed liver will cause no shortage of problems.

7) Raises triglyceride levels and bad cholesterol. The higher the sugar consumption, the higher the triglyceride and bad cholesterol levels. In addition, good cholesterol levels drop drastically and the risk of heart disease rises.

8) Triggers the brain the same way morphine does. It meets all the criteria of a drug, and it's in nearly every processed, packaged, and fast food on the market. Sugar addictions are very real and very widespread. Once consumed, sugar sparks a desire for more, and the more eaten, the greater the craving. Bingeing is becoming more and more common, as is obesity.

Sugar withdrawal is also a serious issue. Symptoms include:

  • muscle aches
  • shaking
  • anxiety/depression
  • headaches
  • exhaustion
  • moodiness/irritability
  • lightheaded-ness
  • and other flu-like symptoms.

9) Accelerates aging. By damaging cells, sugar causes them - and you - to age faster, increasing the rate of cell death. Couple this with a fatty liver, and the risk of cancer and degenerative diseases skyrockets.

10) Feeds yeast, fungus, and bacteria. This one is pretty self-explanatory. With all the other side effects of sugar, this one shouldn't be surprising. Yeast, fungus and bacteria slurp sugar up. They thrive off of it, and they'll live off anyone who eats it regularly. Eliminating sugar can drastically eliminate these infections.

11) Damages your heart. Not only does sugar raise your risk of heart disease as mentioned above, recent studies have also found that sugar actually alters the heart's pumping mechanisms.It does so by altering proteins, the building blocks for your heart and your body.

12) Feeds Cancer. Cancer uses sugar as its prime energy and food source. Sugar consumption has been linked to breast, prostate, rectal, pancreatic, lung, gallbladder, and stomach cancers, and the list is growing.

Additional side effects include:

  • hormonal imbalances (in both men and women)
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • multiple sclerosis
  • increased serotonin levels
  • decreased blood sugar levels and diabetes
  • crushed immune function
  • weight gain/obesity
  • fatigue
  • acidic body pH

Safe, natural substitutes for sugar include Stevia, honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. Rather than side effects, they each have their own health benefits and can be used in cooking, baking, frying, and more.

Why use something that will only poison your body when you can use something that will help it?

Sugar has no place in your pantry, much less your body. Think twice before you eat it, or better yet, don't eat it at all.

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Contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources:

Dan Hammer. "Sugar Side Effects Put a Wrinkle on More Than Your Skin!" No date. "http://www.smoothie-handbook.com/sugar-side-effects.html" Accessed 21 January 2015.
Dr. Joseph Mercola. "Fructose: This Addictive Commonly-Used Food Feeds Cancer Cells, Triggers Weight Gain, and Promotes Premature Aging." Published 20 April, 2010. "http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/20/sugar-dangers.aspx" Accessed 21 January, 2015
Corrie Pikul. "The One "Crazy" Thing All Nutritionists Agree is a Good Idea." Published 16 January, 2013. "http://www.oprah.com/health/Sugar-Health-Effects-Sugar-Dangers". Accessed 21 January, 2015.
Caryn Talty, M.D. Ed. M.A. "Sugar Withdrawal Symptoms and Duration: What You Can Expect". Published 17 October, 2012. "http://healthy-family.org/sugar-withdrawal-symptoms/". Accessed 21 January, 2015.
Kristin Kirkpatrick M.D. R.D. L.D. "10 Things You Don't Know About Sugar (And What You Don't Know Could Hurt You)". Published 30 July, 2013. "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-kirkpatrick-ms-rd-ld/dangers-of-sugar_b_3658061.html". Accessed 21 January, 2015.
Donna Gates. "The 25 Key Reasons You Want to Dramatically Reduce or Avoid Sugar in Your Diet". Published 12 April, 2007. "http://bodyecology.com/articles/25_reasons_to_avoid_sugar.php#.VMAXU0fF_To". Accessed 21 January, 2015.

Lies My Doctor Told Me

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There are a lot of myths floating around in the health industry. Most of them are accepted by the public at large, and the plain and simple truth is this: most of them are completely false. Below are a few "lies" circulated in the health and medical industry in our country and the reasons why they are so evidently wrong.

1. CHOLESTEROL IS LINKED TO HEART DISEASE.

This is a clear, blatant lie.

The human body actually needs cholesterol to be healthy.

Despite what the medical industry and the FDA tell us, there is no link between high cholesterol and heart disease. In fact, people with high cholesterol run the same risk of heart disease as people with low cholesterol.

On the other hand, low cholesterol levels have been associated with an elevated risk of death from other issues, such as cancer and suicide.

 

2. SYNTHETIC HORMONES ARE SAFE.

The words "synthetic" and "hormone" should never be together.

Hormones play many vital roles in the human body, and to give the body something synthetic - and usually, something taken from the urine of a pregnant horse - doesn't make sense. Worse, most of synthetic hormones stimulate the production of a hormone called estrone, which is actually a carcinogen.

Since the start of synthetic hormones in the 1950s, serious side effects such as cancer, blood clots, stroke, and elevated risks of heart disease have led doctors to prescribe to shorter time spent on these hormones, but not an end to their use.

As a result, bio-identical hormones have grown in popularity. These natural alternatives are safer and can be used in a personalized treatment program to fit the patient. They're often more effective and used in the body exactly as if the body produced them itself.

However, the FDA doesn't regulate bio-identical hormone production.  This leads to the circulation of phony, questionably-sourced products on the market.

To find a good bio-identical product, find a company you trust and read the labels to ensure you're getting a high-quality supplement. We recommend Nature's Sunshine and Neolife. Both have products for the female glandular system that are all-natural, organic, and the highest quality and purity  you'll find. We carry both!

 

3. ULTRASOUNDS ARE COMPLETELY SAFE FOR UNBORN BABIES.

This one may come as a bit of a shocker. Most people regard ultrasounds as a regular, normal part of life. Everyone gets them these days. Not having an ultrasound can raise a lot of eyebrows.

However, there are many good reasons not to, and the list is lengthening.

Did you know ultrasound imaging is being used as a weight loss technique?

That's correct. A weight loss technique that works by loosening, breaking, and washing fat away.

And this is the exact same system being used to view unborn children, whose nervous systems and brains are made almost entirely of fat. 

Study after study has been done on ultrasound imaging proving its adverse effects, but sadly, all of them are disregarded as the systems in use today are six to eight times more intense than those in the 1990s when the studies were performed.

Even now, the AMA (American Medical Association) doesn't recommend unnecessary ultrasounds to:

  • Determine the sex or age of the child
  • Confirm multiple pregnancy
  • Check size or growth
  • Determine the baby’s position in the womb

Most of the above can be determined through common midwife practices or other methods.

The only reason they recommend an ultrasound is to ascertain the condition of the unborn child if serious malformation or high risk is suspected.

That should say enough, but unfortunately, most doctors recommend ultrasounds regardless, and the consequences are growing. Ultrasounds have been linked to:

  • Overheating in bone, tissue and fluid
  • Brain damage
  • Smaller birth weight
  • Higher miscarriage rates
  • Higher chance of “left-handedness”, particularly in males, which is linked to brain damage
  • Slowed or stuttered speech
  • Higher risk of learning difficulties
  • More premature or later births

 

4. VACCINES DON'T HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT SIDE EFFECTS.

It's no secret vaccines have their enemies. The number of parents who aren't vaccinating their kids is growing, and there are good reasons for this.

This link has a list of vaccines and the known side effects for each. They range from:

  • redness or swelling
  • poor appetite
  • fever
  • drowsiness
  • nausea/vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • and tenderness

to:

  • fainting
  • seizures
  • respiratory infections
  • yeast infections
  • Erythema (the rash associated with Lyme's disease)
  • blood in stools
  • pneumonia
  • and worse.

There has also been a huge rise in infant mortality rates. The United States has the highest in the world, along with the highest number of vaccinations. Furthermore, with the increase in vaccinations in recent years, there has been a marked increase in childhood health issues such as allergies, asthma, gut issues, chronic infections, serious brain damage (including autism), and learning and developmental issues such as ADD and ADHD.

Coincidence? Probably not.

The best thing to do is to educate yourself. This article is a good place to start, but the Internet is a vast place.

Do the research. Think wisely. Vaccines are rapidly producing resistant and warped strains of diseases rather than eliminating them, and can weaken already compromised immune systems in small children and the elderly.

Do we really want to give them to our kids?

 

5. CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION ARE THE ONLY WAYS TO FIGHT CANCER.  This is a lie we see perpetrated every day. Here, at Nature's Finest Nutrition, we help innumerable scores of people fight cancer naturally through proper nutrition and supplementation, with and without the use other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation.

Cancer can be caused by a variety of issues, but there are several bodily issues that, were they in balance, would make it virtually impossible to produce cancer. Physically, every cancer patient in the world has a weakened pancreas, an acidic pH balance, a stunted immune system, and low cellular oxygen levels.

Chemo and radiation worsen all of the above conditions, giving the body an even harder time and a smaller chance of combating the disease itself. This is why cancer survivor rates are so low. Chemotherapy and radiation poison the body and cripple it, only to stave off cancer for a short period of time. It nearly always returns to claim its victim.

Therefore, by naturally boosting the immune system, oxygenating the blood, supporting the pancreas (and its production of cancer-fighting enzymes), balancing the pH, and giving the body nutrients it needs to do all of the above, the body can independently fight off diseases like cancer without chemo or radiation.

This is usually done in conjunction with a strict diet program of no sugar, processed foods, or meat, and only organic fruits, vegetables, seasonings, etc... The more you can afford to buy organic, the better. The body was designed to digest raw foods, not the processed, genetically-modified alternatives destroying our digestive systems and widening our waistlines.

By giving the body the nutrients it needs, it can focus on attacking invaders like cancer and other diseases, as it should.

 

6. SATURATED FATS ARE TOXIC TO THE BODY.

The belief that saturated fats raise your risk of heart disease by raising your cholesterol is widespread. In fact, it was this belief that sparked the low-fat diet craze in the seventies that is still prevalent today.

The simple truth is that low-fat diets are detrimental to the body, and high-fat diets are the complete opposite. They're beneficial to the body, and people who eat high amounts of saturated fats weigh less, live longer, and are more satisfied after meals, and therefore less prone to over-eat.

The belief that saturated fats increase LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in the body is also incorrect. Instead, saturated fats increase the size of LDL particles, which renders them harmless.

Low-fat diets do the opposite, dimininshing the size of LDL particles in the blood stream and therefore making them dangerous to the body.

 

7. DEPRESSION AND OTHER MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CAUSED BY CHEMICAL IMBALANCES WITHIN THE BRAIN. There has never been any evidence to support the idea that depression and other mental disorders are caused by a chemical imbalance within the brain.

In fact, the only reason this hypothesis has gained as much traction as it has is due to the fact that in the 1950's, neurotransmitters such as seratonin and dopamine were found to have beneficial effects on people with depression and other mental disorders.

Therefore, the medical and scientific industry assumed that this must mean the brain had a deficiency in either of those neurotransmitters, and began prescribing them as the answer for these so-called "chemical imbalances."

WebMD says this, "...Although it is widely believed that a serotonin deficiency plays a role in depression, there is no way to measure its levels in the living brain. Therefore, there have not been any studies proving that brain levels of this or any neurotransmitter are in short supply when depression or any mental illness develops."

 

8. IF YOU EAT WELL, YOU DON'T NEED DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS.

This one is completely false, and most of it goes along with the processes foods are put through before they ever arrive on our tables or in our stomachs.

Quite simply, the chemicals used in fertilizers, insect repellents, and preservation destroy any nutritional value in modern foods. Antibiotics, growth hormones, and GMOs are at fault, as well. Our bodies have to work harder to digest artificial foods, and often, most foods are only partially digested. 

This results in weakened digestive systems which cannot absorb nutrients properly, provided there are nutrients to be absorbed to begin with!

Cooking (particularly in microwaves) can destroy a large portion of vitamins and minerals even in organic foods, which can be days, if not weeks old by the time they arrive in stores, let alone your pantry. In addition, frequent alcohol and coffee consumption, smoking, and oral contraceptives inhibit the body's ability to absorb vitamins and minerals in food, and can damage the digestive system.

As a result, a large portion of the population suffers from vitamin and mineral deficiencies and doesn't know it. They believe they can get the nutrients from their food, but as shown above, this feat is growing harder and harder to accomplish.

This makes supplementation essential. Without it, our bodies will continue on a downward decline, unable to heal itself, and growing only more and more susceptible to illness and  disease.

 

If you have any questions about any of the above, feel free to contact us! It is a pleasure to help you in whatever way we can.

Contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

 

Sources:

Kris Gunnars. "It Ain't The Fat, People!" No date. < http://authoritynutrition.com/it-aint-the-fat-people/" >Accessed 12/3/14

Dr. Richard Brandon. "Natural Hormone Replacement vs. Conventional Hormone Therapy." Published 05 May, 2013. <http://blog.hormonehealthandweightloss.com/learning_center/bid/272300/Natural-Hormone-Replacement-vs-Conventional-Hormone-Therapy >Accessed 04 December, 2014.

Dr. Joseph Mercola. "Vaccines: Are They Still Contributing toe the Greater Good?" Published 15 November, 2014. < http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/11/15/vaccine-safety-greater-good.aspx > Accessed 4 December, 2014.

Chris Kresser. "Natural Childbirth IIb: Ultrasound Not as Safe as Commonly Thought." No date. < http://chriskresser.com/natural-childbirth-iib-ultrasound-not-as-safe-as-commonly-thought > Accessed 13 December, 2013.<?p>

Robert Matthews. "Ultrasound Scans Linked to Brain Damage in Babies." Published, 19 December, 2001. < http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/12/19/ultrasound.aspx >Accessed 13 December, 2013.

Anonymous. "Diagnosed with Cancer?" No date. < http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com/index.html#sthash.BN9Wku9Y.dpbs >Accessed 09 December, 2014.

Joseph Burgo. "You Have A Chemical Imbalance In Your Brain "Big Lie No 1" Published 19 March, 2011. < http://www.afterpsychotherapy.com/chemical-imbalance-in-your-brain/ >Accessed 09 December, 2014

Tatianna. "12 Good Reasons Why We Need Vitamins & Supplements." Published 23 June, 2011. < http://www.lovingfit.com/nutrition/12-good-reason-why-we-need-vitamins-and-supplements/ > Accessed 10 December, 2014

How to Jumpstart - Or Kill - Your Immune System

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This time of year, germs seem to be everywhere. Whether it's the common cold, the flu, a stomach bug, a mystery respiratory virus, or something much, much worse, it seems like coming down with some sort of sickness is inevitable. It doesn't have to be.

Below are two lists: one containing the best things you can do to preserve and promote a healthy immune system, and another containing the worst things.

Beneath that, we have a list of things around the house that are most likely to be germ hot-spots, and things you'll want to clean very, very well.

BEST:

  • Probiotics: gut health comprises 80% of the immune system. Keep the gut healthy, and the immune system will be, too!
  • Exercise: this boosts white blood cell activity to fight off infection.
  • Weight Management: make it a goal to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity cripples the immune system and several other processes and organs in the body.
  • Diet: eat organic whole food - mainly fruits and vegetables. These are high in antioxidants and nutrients the body needs to support healthy immune function.
  • Supplement: some of the best natural, herbal supplements to support a healthy immune system include ionic silver, elderberry, echinacea, vitamin C, and garlic, though there are many, many more!
  • Water: stay hydrated and drink half your body weight in water daily. This will allow the body to better flush out toxins.

WORST:

  • Smoking: this inhibits immune function and can leave the body more susceptible to disease.
  • Alcohol: prevents the body from absorbing nutrients necessary to proper immune health. As a result, this causes the immune system to be sluggish in response to infection.
  • Stress: it's no secret that stress damages the body. The immune system is no exception. Stress reduces immune response, weakens white blood cells, and causes inflammation. Relaxation techniques and calming herbs can help relieve tension.
  • Sugar: it's no secret sugar is bad for you. Aside from meeting all the requirements of being an addictive drug, sugar also prevents white blood cells from killing germs and bad bacteria.
  • Processed Foods & Sodas: the chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides used in the growing and processing of these foods are toxic on the entire body, not just the immune system. Combine this with sugar and you can say goodbye to your immune system.
  •  Prescription Medications: both prescribed and over-the-counter medications are very foreign and toxic to the body. They weaken the body rather than heal, and prolonged use of antibiotics can have severe damage on the immune system.

THE TOP GERM HOT SPOTS:

  • The Kitchen Sink
  • Kitchen Washrags/Sponges
  • Children's Toy
  • Telephones
  • Keyboards/Remote Controls
  • Toothbrushes
  • Public Soap Dispensers
  • Vacuum Cleaner

The best, most effective cleaners for problems such as  these are GNLD's Green, and Nature's Sunshine's Silver Shield. Both can be diluted and sprayed on objects, surfaces, and even pets! They're gentle and extraordinarily safe. We carry both!

For more information on immune-boosting supplements or any other questions you may have about this article, please feel free to contact us. We're always more than happy to help.

Reach us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

 

Sources:

 Sourav. "What Causes a Weak Immune System?" Published 04 May, 2010.

< http://healthmad.com/health/what-causes-a-weak-immune-system/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Anonymous. "6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally." Published 11 September, 2014.

< http://www.budwigcenter.com/6-easy-ways-boost-your-immune-system-naturally/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Alyssa Shaffer. "10 Worst Germ Hot Spots." No date.

<; http://mom.me/home/3760-10-worst-germ-hot-spots/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Microwave Ovens: What You Didn't Know

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In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to throw food in the microwave without a second thought. After all, they’ve been in our homes for over forty years! But are they safe? Recent studies suggest otherwise.

What do microwaves do to our food?

  • Alter and deform the chemical makeup
  • Allow carcinogens from plastic containers/covers to seep into our food
  • Create known cancer-causing agents in meats, milk, and cereal grains
  • Decrease the nutritional value of food, killing up to 90% of its nutrients, vitamins, and minerals
  • Create cancer-causing free-radicals in vegetables

What do microwaves to do us?

  • Cause more radiation than cell phone base stations
  • Standing a foot away from a microwave can expose you to 400 milliGauss. And exposure to only 4 milliGauss has been linked to leukemia.
  • Affect heart rate and variability
  • Can cause blood sugar levelsto spike
  • Lead to digestive issues
  • Cause a higher level of cancerous cells in the blood
  • Raise chances of intestinal and stomach cancer
  • Create malfunctions in the lymphatic system, and in turn suppress the immune system

People with radiation poisoning can experience these symptoms:

  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Appetite loss
  • Headaches
  • Depression or irritability
  • Vision or eye problems
  • Swollen lymph nodes or a weakened immune system
  • Insomnia or night sweats

Perhaps scariest of all, is the fact that there are no longer any existing control groups to test the amount of radiation spilling from microwaves, as all human beings are regularly exposed to radiation.

So, what next? If microwaves are dangerous, as this information suggests, what do we do?

The answer is simple. Eliminate the use of your microwave oven as much as possible. Heat food on the stove or in crock pots as often as your schedule will allow, and try to implement more raw foods in your diet. You'll feel much healthier if you do!

Have questions? For more information on this or ways to protect yourself from free radical damage, contact us at (423) 899-8422 or at our website <naturesfinestnutrition.com> We're always happy to help!

Mercola, Dr. Joseph. "Why Did the Russians Ban an Appliance Found in 90% of American Homes?" 18 May, 2010 Mercola.com <http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx>  Accessed 22 October, 2013

Carey, Jim. "Russians Ban Microwaves 1986." 04 June, 2009. RawLivingFoods.typepad.com <http://rawlivingfoods.typepad.com/1/2009/06/russians_ban_mi.html> Accessed 22 October, 2013

The Cholesterol Scam

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Here are a few surprising facts about cholesterol:pills• Those with high cholesterol run the same risk of heart disease as people with low cholesterol. • The human body needs cholesterol to be healthy. • LDL and HDL are not types of cholesterol, but lipoproteins that transport cholesterol through the blood stream.

Here are some facts about statin drugs, the medications often prescribed for lowering cholesterol. • Statins are prescribed with the promise of offsetting the risk of heart disease. In reality, they’re HUGE moneymakers for the health industry. The top three most common are Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor. Lipitor alone pulls in $8 billion a year. • One out of five people who take these drugs experiences their side effects. • The FDA has reported that statins raise blood pressure and cause memory loss. Yet they leave them on the market. • After a simple blood test reveals high cholesterol, millions of healthy people are put on statins to prevent heart attack or stroke—a practice called primary prevention—meaning there are millions taking a drug they don’t need. • Statins block the creation of enzyme COQ10, which is an antioxidant found and needed in every cell of the body.

What’s more, in a study, French women between 60 and 75 with cholesterol levels of 160 were 5 times more susceptible to heart disease versus women the same age with a cholesterol level of 260.

Here are some side effects of statin drugs: • muscle pain • fatigue • exercise intolerance (muscles too painful and weak to exercise) • memory loss • tingling, numbness or burning pain in limbs • irritability • sleep problems • sexual dysfunction • cancer • stroke • diabetes • autoimmune diseases • digestive problems • kidney disease • liver isssues • lung problems • weight gain

For information on a natural supplement for cholesterol, called Chole Cosanol, contact us by phone (423) 899-8422 or at our website. We'd be happy to help!

 

Kim, Ben Dr. “What Most Doctors Won’t Tell You About Cholesterol.” Dr Ben Kim.com. n.p. 14 July 2011. http://drbenkim.com/articles-cholesterol.html Accessed 15 April 2014.

Plotner, Becky. “Statin Sales Scam.” Nourishing Plot.com. n.p. 4, February, 2011. http://nourishingplot.com/2014/02/04/statin-sales-scam/ Accessed 15, April 2014.

Teitelbaum, Jacob M.D. “Are Cholesterol Medications Really Just A Scam?” Huffington Post.com. 3 August 2011 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-teitelbaum-md/statins-cholesterol_b_910841.html Accessed 15, April 2014

Iridology

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What is it?

Iridology is the study of patterns and structures in the iris of the eye. Working via nerve impulses, it reveals areas and stages of inflammation throughout the body. Constitution, inherent weaknesses, health levels, transition, and changes in a person's body can all be seen in the iris.

How does that help me?

As a body changes, so do the patterns in the eye. Iridology can find weaknesses in the body before symptoms begin to surface. The method can also help keep track of weaknesses as they heal or warn against any other problems that may arise. It is a simple and economical way to stay afloat of the state of the body.

How do I find a specialist?

At Nature’s Finest, we have a trained Iridologist. Jim Hangstefer has been using Iridology for over twenty-five years and has helped thousands of people heal their bodies with nutrition. At the end of your session, you will have a complete assessment of all your body systems and know steps to follow to strengthen, correct, and rebuild those areas that may need help. An Iridology appointment costs only $65 and lasts for an hour.