Thursday, December 22, 2011

How Alcohol Can Protect Your Cardiovascular Health | Peak Health Advocate

With the Christmas season here I thought I would share this with you. Remember moderation is always best!


How Alcohol Can Protect Your Cardiovascular Health | Peak Health Advocate

Sunday, December 18, 2011

U.S. Congress Says Pizza is a Vegetable Re-Post of Dr. Mercola

This is a re-post of Dr. Mercola's post from Dec. 12,2011. This is what happens when you get government involved where they don't belong. These are the kind of things that need to be dealt with at the local level.  Read the full Article Here 

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In case you weren't aware, you can eat a few slices of pizza and a couple of orders of fries and reach your daily requirement of vegetables!

Of course, I kid, although it's really not a laughing matter.

Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed guidelines that would limit the use of potatoes in school lunches, as well as require a serving of tomato paste to be one-half cup in order to count as a serving of vegetables.

Since a slice of pizza has less than that, it would therefore NOT qualify as a vegetable, the way it does now.

Well, since Congress appears to have few more pressing concerns, they decided to invest their time nixing the proposed changes, and will continue to allow two tablespoons of tomato paste to count as a vegetable, and potatoes to be served with abandon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How Bentonite Works

Calcium Bentonite is used by some of the most exclusive Health Spas & Resorts in the world.  There is no finer or more effective product for internal Detoxification, facial treatments and full body uses such as wraps and external detoxification. With over 1 dozen medical research articles, it is one of the most researched natural products we have seen.
Calcium Bentonite molecules carry a negative electrical charge while toxins, bacteria and other impurities carry a positive charge. When the clay is taken into the human body, the positively charged toxins are attracted to the negatively charged surfaces of the clay molecule. An exchange reaction occurs in which the clay mineral ions are swapped for the ions of the toxic substance. The clay molecule is now electrically satisfied and holds onto the toxin until our bodies can eliminate both.  Absorption is a slower and more complex process. Acting like a sponge, the Bentonite molecule draws other substances into its internal structure. Absorption can only occur when the foreign substance has undergone a chemical change and is then allowed to enter the Bentonite’s molecular inner structure.  Once the foreign substance has undergone the chemical change, it enters into the spaces between the Bentonite’s inner structures. So the toxins that were formerly only sticking to the surface of the Bentonite’s outer structure through ionic bonding, are now pulled inside the Bentonite molecule. This is the primary reason why absorptive clays are labeled as mobile layered or expandable Bentonites. The more substances that are pulled into the Bentonite’s inner structure, the more the Bentonite expands it’s layers swell.  All absorbent Bentonites have a charge on their inner layers. This means that charged ions sit between the layers of the Bentonite molecule surrounded by water molecules. The Bentonite expands as foreign substances are absorbed and fill the spaces between the Bentonite molecule’s stacked layers. Absorbent Bentonite will absorb positively charged toxins and impurities and ignore negatively charged nutrientsThe Bentonite we are discussing is 100% pure Calcium Bentonite right out of the ground, unprocessed and is edible.  It can be applied externally (topically) or dissolved in water and taken internally. Bentonite has many beneficial effects. It eliminates unhealthy positively charged cells and promotes the building of healthy ones. It also cleanses the system by eliminating all positively charged toxins, bacteria, and other unhealthy noxious substances. 
To sum it all up, Calcium Bentonite supplies the best, pure, most effective healing Bentonite available today.  We are very pleased to see it available in its natural form.
Important Disclaimer:  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent any disease or give medical advice.  The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Always consult your family health practitioner before starting, changing or altering your personal health regimen.
Cautionary Note:  Due to its high absorbent properties, Bentonite may reduce the effectiveness of some life supporting medications.  Please consult with your Physician before using this product if you take prescription medications.

Oasis Spa line of products offered by Renco Direct uses only the finest Calcium Bentonite clay.  

History of Healing Clay

The names Bentonite and Montmorillonite are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to edible Calcium Bentonite Clays belonging to the smectite family of clays. These clays were formed from volcanic activity millions of years ago and are principally volcanic ash. Many sodium-based clays are marketed as edible Bentonite Clays but require mixing with an acid beverage, like apple cider vinegar, to offset the high sodium content prior to consumption. As our bodies cannot tolerate the ingestion of large amounts of sodium, the amount of sodium-based clay that can be consumed in a day is restricted to small dosages. There are no such consumption requirements or restrictions placed on pure Calcium Bentonite Clay. Sodium-based clays are more typically used for industrial purposes, including: plaster; oil well drilling mud; cat litter; matches; cement tiles; lubricating grease; paints; copy paper; dynamite; shoe polish; concrete; cleaning agents; wall boards, crayons; and bleaching agents.
Calcium-based clays are referred to as “living clays” as they principally consist of minerals that contribute to the production of enzymes in all living organisms. They are the preferred clays to be ingested by humans, animals, and plants and for incorporating into soil.  Always check your product labels.  We recommend a pure, Calcium Bentonite Clay with a very fine mesh (325 is best)
Healing clay may be a new concept to some of us, but it has been used for thousands of years.  Long before recorded history, humans have used healing clays externally and internally to cure illnesses, sustain life and promote general health. Ancient tribes of the high Andes, central Africa and the Aborigines of Australia used clay as a dietary staple, a supplement and for healing purposes.
In the second century A.D., Galen, the famous Greek philosopher and physician, was the first to record the use of clay by sick or injured animals. He later recorded numerous cases of the internal and external uses of clay in his treatise on clay therapy.  In ancient Arabia, Avicena, the “Prince of Doctors”, taught hundreds of his students about clay therapy. 
Dioscorides, a Greek who was considered the engineer of medicine for the Roman Empire, attributed “God-like Intelligence” to the properties exhibited by clay used for therapeutic purposes.
The Essenes (authors of the dead Sea Scrolls) used clay for the natural healing of a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, and there are numerous Biblical references to the healing powers of clay.
The many benefits of clay were recognized by the Amargosians (who preceded the Aztecs) and the natives of Mexico and South America.  North American Indians used clay for food, body purification, healing, in ceremonial events and for trading with other tribes. 
Early French cultures used clay for nutrition and medicinal purposes and also as a trading medium. They touted the clay’s healing effect on gum diseases, ulcers, rashes, dysentery, hemorrhoids, infected wounds and bites.
The 19th century German naturopath, Sebastian Kneipp, and fellow naturalist Adolph Just, accorded clay therapy a prominent position in their arsenal of holistic medicine due to the tremendous results they achieved using it.
Early in the 20th century, Julius Stump, a renowned Berlin Physician, successfully used clay therapy to treat Asiatic cholera. A contemporary, Dr. Meyer Camberg, used green clay to neutralize arsenic poisoning.  During the 1st World War, German physicians offered clay therapy as a solution to the food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and wound infection that was rampant among troops on both sides, greatly reducing mortality rates.
During the First World War, the Russian soldiers received 200 grams of clay along with their rations and it was added to mustard in several French regiments, who remained free of the dysentery which ravaged nearby regiments.
Modern man is also beginning to appreciate the miraculous healing properties of Calcium Bentonite Clay. Russian scientists used clay to protect their bodies from radiation when working with nuclear material. Because it adsorbs radiation so well, Bentonite Clay was the material chosen to dump into the Chernobyl reactors after the nuclear meltdown there.  Today, osteopaths, and other health professionals that include alternative medicine as a part of their practice, are increasingly recommending Bentonite clay to their patients for detoxification and to address other illnesses and injuries.