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Birth Control =Fake Hormones, But Does It Also = CANCER?

Did you know that if you are taking birth control that you are putting fake hormones in your body?  Did you know that the body does not recognize fake hormones?  Did you know that the body does not know what to do with the fake hormones thus allowing these fake hormones to build up in your body?  Did you know that cancers are on the rise for many women who have taken fake hormones (i.e. birth control, fake estrogen, and progesterone)?

If you would like more information on this topic, leave a comment and I will provide you with references where you can read more on this topic.

 

Sugar As a Toxin

Hey JWJ Readers,

I think that this video has scared me straight. I’m not crazy about food, but I usually love to indulge in eating desserts. I have a question, other than Chromium, what can stop sugar cravings?

Where do you purchase your fruits and vegetables?

Last week I was doing research for my doctoral level Public Health class when I spoke to a scientist who analyzes food and other items that could be harmful to the public.  He said that the fruits and vegetables from a well-known, one stop shop retailer, whose name begins with a “W” and ends with a “T” were quite dangerous. He told me that this retailer’s fruits and vegetables had six times more pesticides than other retailers who also sell fruits and vegetables.

Pesticides, as with so many other things in our environment, can cause cancer.  With that being said, it seems important to purchase our fruits, vegetables, and even meats from natural or organic stores. Preventive measures to protect our health can really go a long way.

So, where do you purchase your fruits and vegetables?  How well do you wash your fruits and vegetables?  Do you use a pesticide remover or do you simply rinse your fruits and vegetables and then consume them?

Please feel free to share your feelings or thoughts here on the site.  We have to continue the conversation about the quality of the foods that we eat because this conversation could save our lives.

 

Is poor dental hygiene making your body and mind sick?

I have a short story to tell you.  I know people who spend tens of thousands of dollars on cars, clothes, and jewelry, but fail to fix or repair the condition of their teeth.  One day a friend of mine was bragging about all the diamonds that he had.  Before I realized it, I said, “Wow, so you have the money to get your teeth done next.”  He said, “I know I need my teeth done.”  I said, “Oh ok, I was just concerned because poor oral hygiene can negatively affect your brain health.  I know this was a bold conversation on my part, but I believe in being a friend even when it involves a tough conversation (smiling)……and yes, I want friends to tell me the truth about myself too.  I think this conversation gave a whole new meaning to the American saying, “Put your money where your mouth is.”  Lol!  Now, read more about gum disease and prevent oral and health problems for you, your family, and friends.

About Gum Disease

Gum disease or periodontal disease is not just important because you want a date or you want to please an intimate partner by presenting with a clean mouth.  Gum disease is important to your overall health (ADA, 2011).

How do you know if you have gum disease (ADA, 2011)?

  •  Constant bad breath.
  • The gums easily bleed when you brush.
  • You may have missing teeth.
  • Your teeth may be pulling away from the gum line.

What are some of the health risks that are associated with gum disease (ADA, 2011)?

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Strokes

How to prevent gum disease (ADA, 2011)?

  • Brush twice a day.
  • Floss once per day.
  • Visit the dentist for a check-up and a professional cleaning regularly.
  • Try not to smoke as this increases the risk of gum disease.

To read more about gum disease feel free to read the article indicated below in the reference section.

References:

American Dental Association (ADA) (2011). What is gum disease? Journal of the American Dental Association 142(1). Retrieved from http://www.ada.org/sections/scienceAndResearch/pdfs/forthedentalpatient_jan_2011.pdf

Teeuw, W.J., Gerdes, V.E., Loos, B.G. (2010). Effect of periodontal treatment on glycemic control of diabetic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Care 33(2), 421-427.

Vitamin D3: A Real Life-Saver

While continuing on my health journey, I have discovered that I am vitamin D deficient. I was wondering why I was feeling tired for no reason. To be honest, I thought that I was getting plenty of vitamin D as this is provided by the sun and I live in a state that is always sunny. Go figure! I did a little research and found that many Americans are vitamin D deficient. I am sure that if we are vitamin D deficient in this country, then the inhabitants of the world may also be vitamin D deficient but I did not have time to research the world’s vitamin D status (question mark bubble above my head).

Where is vitamin D found?
Vitamin D comes from food, milk, and the sun.

According to the research many people are not absorbing vitamin D. Seventy-five (75%) of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. Ninety-seven (97%) of African Americans and ninety (90%) of Hispanics are vitamin D deficient. The benefits of vitamin D include:

• Helps to prevent or eliminate breast and prostate cancer.
• Helps to reduce fatigue.
• Helps to reduce or prevent diabetes.
• Helps to prevent or reduce asthma.
• Helps to prevent or reduce high blood pressure.
• Helps to prevent or reduce obesity.
• Common cancers are reduced by 50%.

I have found that vitamin D3 with Vitamins K1 and K2  has helped improve my stamina and my overall feeling of good health. It amazes me how something so small can make such a huge impact on my health. You all know that I am highly opinionated; I think that true health reform happens when we give our bodies the things that it needs so that it can heal itself.

For your convenience, I have included a link to a company that public speaker and Pastor Paula White recommends for purchasing a high quality vitamin D product that she said helped to save her life. A JWJ reader advised me that unlike Paula’s vitamin D product, it is best to use vitamin D3 and I agree.  Thanks Bea!   I would note that I take vitamin D3 along with K1 & K2.  You may want to check your local health food store to find vitamin D3 (5ooo IU) along with Vitamin K1 (500 mcg) and Vitamin K2 (50 mcg). 

If you start to include vitamin D3 in your daily regimen, please leave a comment below. 

Reference

www.LifetimevitaminD.com (Paula White’s product, check to see if this product is vitamin D3.)

 

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