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The Truth about Antidepressants

The Truth about Antidepressants Dr. Jimmy Steger Seems like most Americans these days have bought into the lie that taking some form of pill can solve any and all emotional or mental issues. If only it were that easy! And every time I try to give people a good dose of the truth, they point to one pharmaceutical study or another that tries to prove me wrong.  Well at least some of them, well check this out. According to new research from Stephen Wisniewski, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, antidepressants are only effective in a small percentage ...

Allergy vs. Intolerance

Allergy vs. Intolerance Dr. Jimmy Steger The most common and best understood type of allergy is a reaction in which the body's immune system overreacts to a food and mistakenly produces antibodies (called IgE) to the food. This can cause reactions, sometimes severe, that affect the skin, breathing, gut and heart. Intolerance is an adverse reaction to a food that does not involve the immune system. Symptoms are generally less severe, and can include headaches, gut problems and worsening of skin conditions such as eczema. Intolerance is much less likely to be life-threatening than a true allergy. What is an ...

Absorption of Nutrients

Absorption of Nutrients Dr. Jimmy Steger The small intestine is a tubular structure within the abdominal cavity that carries the food in continuation with the stomach up to the colon from where the large intestine carries it to the rectum and out of the body via the anus. The main function of this organ is to aid in digestion. How big is the small intestine? As a person grows the small intestine increases 20 times in length from about 200 cm in a newborn to almost 6 m in an adult. The length of the small intestine is approximated by three times the ...

Prevention of Arthritis

Prevention of Arthritis  Dr. Jimmy Steger    How can we prevent arthritis, and if we have arthritis, how can we heal it?  First of all, let’s look at some of the causes of arthritis.   People eat denatured foods that have been canned, preserved, packaged, and nuked by the microwave; there are no vitamins and minerals left in them.  The joints need minerals in order to stay lubricated and healthy.  The joints are lined with a substance called lymph fluid.  The lymph fluid is the same fluid that makes up our ...

Chemical Food Additives

Chemical Food Additives  Dr. Jimmy Steger     This alphabetical listing of the most common food additives includes what they’re used for, some of the foods in which they’re found, and our assessment of their safety.   Acesulfame Potassium. (Everyone should avoid) – Artificial sweetener: Chewing gum, diet soda, no-sugar added baked goods and desserts, tabletop sweetener (Sunett). Poorly done safety tests in the 1970s suggested that acesulfame potassium may cause cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has refused to require better studies. Acesulfame Potassium is often used with sucralose.   Alginate, Propylene Glycol Alginate. (...

Eyesight – Vision

 Eyesight – Vision Dr. Jimmy Steger    Each of us comes equipped with an amazing pair of optical wonders. Even the Hubble telescope, which looks far out into distant galaxies, pales in comparison to the technology of the eye. For many, vision fails as they get older. But despite what you may have been led to believe, this is not an inevitable part of aging. Whether it's the result of macular degeneration, cataracts, or glaucoma, vision loss is usually the result of not having enough "dye in your eye." This "dye" not only helps you interpret the world ...

Foods That Age the Brain

Foods That Age the Brain Dr. Jimmy Steger   A healthy diet is about more than keeping yourself fit and free of heart disease, wrinkles and impotence (yes, all are related to food!). It's about preserving your memory too;  Oh and by the way don’t forget that. For instance, eating high amounts of saturated fat -- more than four grams in an hour -- can raise the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood, which can stick to your arteries, and, even worse, turn on inflammatory genes that result in those wrinkles, poor orgasm quality, and you ...

Acid-Alkali Balance

Acid-Alkali Balance Dr. Jimmy Steger    The acidity and alkalinity levels within our bodies are measured by the Potential of Hydrogen (PH) scale. The pH level of 7.0 is considered to be neutral; any levels below 7.0 are considered to be acidic and unhealthy and above 7.0 are considered to be alkaline. Because the human body is naturally acidic, due to faulty diet, it’s important we strive to keep our systems at 7.2 -7.4.  Perfect blood ph is 7.365 and if it moves by as much as 1/100th of a percent, we die.  If you are wondering what your current ...

Bodybuilding Nutrition

Bodybuilding Nutrition   So you wanna be a Bodybuilder?  I have young kids and teens come into my gym all the time and tell me they want to be a bodybuilder and look like that guy on the wall.  That guy they are referring to happens to be the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, by all accounts the greatest bodybuilder of our time.  So I start to explain some of the things they will need to do in order to start their journey down this long and very dedicated life of eating right and training like theres no tomorrow ...

Are You Breaking Down?

Are You Breaking Down? What we eat is so important for nourishing the brain, nervous system and entire body. When our brains and nervous systems are fed foods they need, we will be stronger physically as well as emotionally. The brain and nervous system are physical structures that have physical needs. When they are not receiving proper nutrients, we become tired or even depressed. To heal ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually, we must change our thoughts to be more positive. We should change our foods to those of the highest quality if we want to feed our brain, nervous system, ...

10 Things Drugs do to Your Body

10 Things Drugs do to Your Body 1. ALL DRUGS ARE POISON. All drugs are basically poison. The amount which you take is what decides how it affects you. A small amount is a stimulant. A larger amount is a sedative. An even larger amount acts as a poison and can kill you. This is true of ANY drug. Each has a different amount. Caffeine in coffee for example two or three cups can stimulate. Ten would probably put a person to sleep. 100 cups would probably kill him.   2. ALL DRUGS AFFECT THE MIND. When a person thinks of something, he gets ...

The American Death Ceremony

The American Death Ceremony Dr. Jimmy Steger   The American death ceremony started as a ritual back in the days of witchcraft. The last few years it has been developed into a science. It usually takes from fifteen to twenty years. However, modern scientific advancements are shortening this period of time. It starts with one simple pain relieving aspirin for a simple headache or backache. When one aspirin will no longer mask the pain, then you decide to take two. After a few months, when two aspirin will no longer mask the pain in the head or the back, you ...

WHOLISTIC HEALTH CARE

WHOLISTIC HEALTH CARE By Dr. Jimmy Steger Artificial Sweeteners “Consumer Beware”       Food companies have been using sugar and other artificial sugar ingredients for many years in their products to make things sweeter and appeal to the consumer’s taste buds. Some companies list the sugar up there near the top of their ingredient list, while others try to camouflage their sugar content by hiding behind such innocuous sounding names as turbinado sugar, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, acesulfame-k, and splenda. While these sweetening ingredients may sound less offensive to ...

20 Reasons to Weight-Train

20 Reasons to Weight-Train Dr. Jimmy Steger Fit people have better self-esteem than out of shape people.  The greater amount of fatty tissue, the greater the risk of infection after a surgery.  You can lower your blood cholesterol by losing just 5% of your body weight.  A pound of muscle takes up about 22% LESS SPACE than a pound of fat.  Working out helps relieve stress, which is a major cause of overeating.  Your back, hips and knees will feel better if you are at your proper body weight.  A physically active person has up to a 20...

ACRYLAMIDE THE SILENT KILLER

ACRYLAMIDE THE SILENT KILLER Dr. Jimmy Steger What is acrylamide? – This is a chemical that’s found most prevalently in potato chips, French fries, crackers, coffee and other carbohydrate-laden snacks.  Many animal studies have shown that when acrylamide is eaten in excess – more than 40 micrograms, according to most estimates – it contributes to various forms of cancer.  Now comes word that there’s something else one needs to concern themselves with when it comes to acrylamide consumption: heart disease.  The more I write, the more clear things become with regards to why heart ...

5 Dangerous Chemicals

5 Dangerous Chemicals Dr. Jimmy Steger   A hundred years ago, these chemicals did not even exist. Today, bisphenol A, phthalates, PFOA, formaldehyde and even PDBE (polybrominated diphenyl ether) can be found in nearly all of the millions of homes in the United States. These chemicals are used everywhere from carpets to plastic bottles to cushions and even baby mattresses. These chemicals are also added to shampoos, hair waxes, makeup... You name it and the pharmaceutical industry has been able to add these chemicals to it. Bisphenol A This chemical is the foundation of nearly unbreakable and clear polycarbonate plastics. Epoxy ...

BEGINNER’S NUTRITION GUIDE

BEGINNER’S NUTRITION GUIDE By Dr. Jimmy Steger   How many calories? How much protein? Low carb or low fat? Questions like these often swarm about the heads of beginner weightlifters, body builders and first time trainees in the local health club. The intricacies of balancing protein, carbohydrates, fat and water can be a little puzzling at first, however if you understand what each of them can do for you and stick with a few basic rules, you’ll find eating healthy and smart to be a pretty painless process.     Calories  To gain muscle you ...

The Aspartame/NutraSweet Fiasco

The Aspartame/NutraSweet Fiasco by James S. Turner Many health-conscious people believe that avoiding aspartame, found in over 5000 products under brand names such as Equal and NutraSweet, can improve their quality of life. The history of this synthetic sweetener's approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including a long record of consumer complaints and the agency's demonstrated insensitivity to public concern, suggests they're right. In October 1980 the Public Board of Inquiry (PBOI) impaneled by the FDA to evaluate aspartame safety found that the chemical caused an unacceptable level of brain tumors in animal testing.  Based on ...

WHOLISTIC HEALTHCARE

WHOLISTIC HEALTHCARE By Dr. Jimmy Steger Exercise Is Critical For Detoxification Exercise can benefit you in more ways than one!  Incorporated into a positive lifestyle, exercise improves oxygen intake, muscle definition, and overall metabolism.  It also has a very important role in the elimination of toxins by stimulating sweat production and improving lymphatic circulation.  Your skin is the largest organ of the body.  Its glands secrete sweat to eliminate toxins and regulate body temperature.  Many people do not allow their bodies to breathe and properly sweat.  This is due to a lack of exercise, ...

Cloned Meat and Milk

Cloned Meat and Milk  WASHINGTON, October, 2006 – The Food and Drug Administration first proposed that it might permit the sale of milk and meat cloned animals in 2003, resulting in a public reaction that has run the gamut from interest to horror. Now the FDA, citing new data, expects to give its stamp of approval by the end of this year. Stephen R. Sundlof, the FDA’s chief of veterinary medicine responsible for the agency’s risk assessment, maintains that “food from cloned animals is as safe as the food we eat every day.” But the ...

Candida Can Kill Your Vitality

Candida Can Kill Your Vitality  Bacteria, fungi and yeast can start a toxic chain reaction in your body with devastating effects. Invisible to the naked eye, these silent assassins are linked to many health problems that often go misdiagnosed. The late Dr. Bernard Jensen, noted natural authority, believed that “unfriendly” bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses added highly poisonous wastes to the colon and bowel. Left unchecked, they can build up a toxic “pit” in your gut and create serious problems. This toxic buildup can be the root cause of some of the most common health ...