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
- and tenderness
- respiratory infections
- yeast infections
- Erythema (the rash associated with Lyme's disease)
- blood in stools
- 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.
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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.
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