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Tricking Your Brain on Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering how their bodies handle sugar, scientists say. (Sam Hodgson/Reuters)

Artificial sweetners are believed to be a good alternative for lowering your blood sugars for metabolic conditions and a good plan for weight loss and/or avoiding weight gain.

You have it all wrong!

Researchers report that artificial sweeteners increase the blood sugar levels in both mice and humans by interfering with microbes in the gut.Increased blood sugar levels are an early indicator of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease.

ok, Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners do satisfy the sweet tooth without what is called the ”extra calories”, however on the contrary, it is actually increasing your caloric consumption, your appetite and your weight.

Recent studies have proven that detrimental effects of artificial sugar consumption can cancel out any benefits they may have for weight loss. This is due to both a mental and physiological response to eating artificial sweeteners.

According to Clinical dietitian Jamie Yacoub, M.P.H., R.D.,

  1. when you eat foods sweetened with artificial sweetener, you actually tend to eat larger portions to compensate. You allow yourself to have more, forgetting that still contain calories in the form of carbohyfrates, fat and protein.
  2. Artificial sweeteners increase your appetite for sweets and carbohydrates.
  3. Artificial sweeteners are often used in carbohydrate-filles foods

Further research suggests that drinking diet soda could cause weight gain.

Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Studies have included various experiments with mice which demonstrated how obesity is related to a gut bacteria that affects glucose tolerance, leading to weight gain instead of the believed weight loss in these non-caloric sweeteners.

The data indicate that artificial sweeteners “may contribute to, rather than alleviate, obesity-related metabolic conditions, by altering the composition and function of bacterial populations in the gut,” Cathryn Nagler and Taylor Feehley of the pathology department at the University of Chicago said in a journal commentary.

PLEASE, PLEASE ,PLEASE, Reconsider your choices, and take your health seriously.

0% Tolerance of Alcohol on Your Body

 

Friday has been a shocking day for many lovers of alcohol. For the longest time, it has been agreed and understood that moderate drinking, i.e. a glass of wine a day, is healthy for you. It lowers your health risks of heart disease, diabetes and more; however it seems the risk of cancer and other illnesses is higher than the benefits.

Is this really true? It seems we get studies daily contradicting beliefs that certain things are advertised as healthy, yet in a decade or more, it turns out a new study shows the opposite, so what is the correct results on research?

Is smoking actually bad for you? some would say they have seen individuals live their whole lives healthy and when they quit, they die quite instantly after, or some have lived a very healthy life smoking while others die at a younger age from eating what they believe is healthy. It is sad to say, there are so many factors taking place in our health. How about Pollution? Water? Our Food consumption? Our Meats? Global Warming? Restaurant Food Servings? Coffee? And the list goes on…

So it turns out new research shows no alcohol is better than consuming some, but then again, what’s the real killer?

Do you live your life in fear or Actually LIVE? Yes, you can literally stay cooped up in your house, not drive because its dangerous, not eat out because its dangerous, not drink because …. it is dangerous. But where do we draw the lines?

Let’s face it, I am a lover of wine, I don’t smoke, I do eat out, love my meat, I may be one of the healthier people out there and exercise a whole lot. So, you can definitely say that I may be biased, but what is to life?

Please do not hesitate to write your opinions on this… It is shocking but did you expect anything less?  …

Read more in the news all over, including CNN , Global News , and more….

Cancer & Acrylamide in Your Coffee

coffeeWhen coffee beans are roasted, acrylamide forms as a byproduct, it is in the cooking process. This byproduct is what scientists have determined could be cancerous in high doses. Again, coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of several types of cancer, and not to mention the dose in coffee does not seem to trouble researches.

March 28, 2018, a California judge ruled  that Starbucks and other coffee shops will have to include warnings saying it contains a substance that could cause cancer.

It’s also one of the many chemicals in cigarette smoke, though in higher amounts than produced in coffee-making. The amount of acrylamide in coffee shows no evidence of danger.

At least one major review of studies found that the more coffee that people drink, the lower their risk of liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. And a review of more than 200 studies found that people who drank three or four cups of coffee a day were 19% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Heavy coffee drinkers have an 18% reduced risk of cancer overall, according to one large study, and some data indicates that coffee drinkers may be less likely to have oral or pharyngeal cancer or advanced prostate cancer.

Bottom line, be aware that this by-product is in your coffee, however the risks are lower than the benefits of coffee.

Read more in business Insider

BE AWARE OF SOME VEGGIE RECALL

p-landing-veggie-slaw-blends.pngSome brands of fresh stir-fry, salad mixes, and veggie platters are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. Listeria contamination symptoms include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, and severe headache. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk.

Important to note:  Those contaminated veggie products have a Best Before dates  between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17. and they entail brands suchs as: Mann’s, Compliment, and Western Family.

Read more at the CFIA website.

 

A story to Make You & Break You

Here is a story of a man who so highly educated studied and achieved so much in his life to only fall in the hands of schizophrenia and homelessness after completing it.

Its really sad seeing how this Harvard Graduate, and man of such education can lose his way the way he did.

This is quite inspirational how he wanted to reach so high and craved so much …. but sad how this happened.

Read this… its unbelievably believable.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/the-homeless-man-who-graduated-from-harvard-law-school-with-chief-justice-john-roberts/2015/07/13/63257b5c-20ca-11e5-bf41-c23f5d3face1_story.html?tid=sm_fb

Baby Powder…. Really?

Is this for real? Is Johnson and Johnson really selling products for Babies that can harm them?

Here is some facts showing that:

As early as 1982, studies have shown a link between baby powder and ovarian cancer in women. Findings have shown that women using talc­based powders are 300 times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.

That’s really scary… and it’s true almost every household has one of these bottles and uses them quite often for various reasons… women, men, kids, babies…

What is happening here, will there be an official advisor on them soon? well, you know to avoid them and Read the labels…. be wary of TALC!

Read more for details….

http://www.healthyfoodstar.com/this-powder-is-causing-cancer-in-10000-women/

Any Thoughts?

I have had thoughts of suicide, I have been through depression, I have been so sad and lost in periods of my life that I really questioned why I was here.

BUT IM STRONG NOW. It passed…

And this is what you need to remember if you ever are having sad times, negative thoughts, scary thoughts.

Have you imagined what life would be like if you were gone? Are you still wondering why are you still alive? Are you now depressed, suicidal, or even planning your death? Sounds scary huh? Well…. it happens.

Take the time to quickly read this article, it`s actually someone a friend of mine knows, and they would have NEVER IMAGINED.

http://ottawacitizen.com/health/men/a-first-person-account-of-depression-and-surviving-suicidal-thoughts

Well, what about Robin William? Would have never guessed right?

Let me tell you this, from experience, the happiest looking and funniest sounding people are sometimes the most unhappy and this is also because this is their mask, this is how they hide from the world how they truly feel.

Be aware, listen to your surrounding, if someone needs a hand, lend it, if someone is acting odd, Probe. If YOU are in need of a hand, ask! You have a way out, Just be strong, it passes…

Don`t give up on yourself, YOU CAN SURVIVE THIS!

There is always a light after a large tunnel of darkness.

Wish you all positive energy, love and health.

Ebola: Will this be the end?

So many are being infected by this modern outbreak. What is it exactly? We still don’t know. But North American science is in action and we are slowly trying to tame this. In this article, health officials are working to reduce risks into the country though nothing is certain, vaccines are being slowly attempted for human trials. Let’s hope this is the answer, because so it seems this is slowing showing to become the next H1N1.

Let’s hope there is answers to this epidemic as this is killing thousands and on going.

Read http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-made-ebola-vaccine-to-start-clinical-trials-in-healthy-humans/article21079505/?service=mobile for more detailed news.

Watch breaking news:

 

PS. Read this article about Ebola, and TAKE PRECAUTION:

http://news.sky.com/story/1355085/ebola-who-admits-it-botched-outbreak

 

H. Pylori, sounds Familiar? Of course not…

Stress, spicy foods, type A personality. Which of these causes most stomach ulcers? The answer: none of them. Research shows that most ulcers — 80% of stomach ulcers and 90% of those in the duodenum, the upper end of the small intestine — develop because of infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori 

 

H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) is a serious infection that many are not aware of, but..

Research shows that H pylori is present in 75% of the worlds population – that means 3 out of every 4 people are infected. When you consider this you can see there is a good chance you may be infected, especially if you have the symptoms of a stomach ulcer. http://www.ulcer-cure.com/index.php/h-pylori 

 

Do you

Have Hartburn, Abdominal Pain or Acid Reflux, Diarrhea, Constipation, Flatulence or Bloating. Do you feel Fatigue and Low Energy Levels, Nausea or Vomiting?

Have Unplanned Weight and Muscle Loss, or Difficulty Losing Weight? Loss of Appetite or bloating?

Suffer Hormonal Symptoms including Mood Swings, Depression and Anxiety?

Notice any Gum Disease, Bad Breath and other Oral infections?


If you have some or more of these symptoms, visit your doctor and ask to be diagnosed of H. Pylori, as left undiagnosed can turn into cancer.

If you have a couple of minutes, watch this girl’s experience with H-Pylori, it shows you how unaware we are about this infection and how common it really is. It is a simple video, but take the time to listen as she describes the infection and brings awareness.

Consider this, it’s Serious!

FRUIT RECALL: ATTENTION

California-based Wawona Packing Co. issued a voluntary recall on July 19 for certain types of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packaged and shipped between June 1 and July 12. The fruit is being recalled for possible listeria contamination, though no illnesses have been reported to date, the company said on its website.

 

A Recall has been done on fresh fruits! So…. Be careful around peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. These potentially contaminated fruits may be distributed at major chains such as BJ’s, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Whole Foods which have been cited. Please read the following article, and if you have been exposed, please be aware and throw out these foods for your safety.

 

Symptoms typically appear within a month or two of consuming contaminated materials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says listeria can be treated with antibiotics and urges consumers to seek treatment if they begin exhibiting symptoms after eating possibly tainted foods.

 

SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND AWARE: THIS CAN BE SERIOUS.

See article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/fruit-recalled-listeria-wawona-packing_n_5610607.html