Do You Have a Wheat Belly?

A lot of science has done the work to show that visceral fat, the fat surrounding organs in the abdominal cavity, is very much like any other gland in the endocrine system. This means that visceral fat produces it own hormones and messages. Other organs that release hormone signals are glands such as the ovaries, testes, pancreas, the adrenals, and the pituitary gland in the brain.
Visceral fat is not the same as subcutaneous fat, which sits just beneath the skin. The messages and signals released from fat tissue are pathogenic. Which means that many of the messages promote disease.

 

So, not only is visceral fat cumbersome, it is also dangerous! We now know that visceral fat:

 

  • Controls signaling related to appetite.
  • Generates insulin resistance, which is a prerequisite to Type II Diabetes.
  • Increases sensitivity to pain.
  • Inhibits muscle growth.
  • Releases pro-inflammatory messages.

 

What is interesting about pro-inflammatory messages that are produced by visceral fat is that they take part in what is known as a viscous cycle. In other words, inflammation that originates in visceral fat tells the body to make more fat!

Source: http://bodyecology.com/articles/do-you-have-a-wheat-belly

The solution is diet modification! We recommend the candidiasis diet. Be forewarned, its a difficult to maintain diet but you may feel better than you ever have.

Insecticides – Passing into Blood, Mother’s and Baby

Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

Pesticides associated to genetically modified foods (PAGMF), are engineered to tolerate herbicides such as glyphosate (GLYP) and gluphosinate (GLUF) or insecticides such as the bacterial toxin bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between maternal and fetal exposure, and to determine exposure levels of GLYP and its metabolite aminomethyl phosphoric acid (AMPA), GLUF and its metabolite 3-methylphosphinicopropionic acid (3-MPPA) and Cry1Ab protein (a Bt toxin) in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. Blood of thirty pregnant women (PW) and thirty-nine nonpregnant women (NPW) were studied. Serum GLYP and GLUF were detected in NPW and not detected in PW. Serum 3-MPPA and CryAb1 toxin were detected in PW (pregnant woman), their fetuses and NPW. This is the first study to reveal the presence of circulating PAGMF in women with and without pregnancy, paving the way for a new field in reproductive toxicology including nutrition and utero-placental toxicities.

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21338670

The insecticides were sold as harmless and the manufacturers (without proof) claimed it would be broken down in the human GI system (was our GI made to break down insecticides?). But now we see the toxin in the woman’s blood and the fetus’s blood also. These insecticide toxins are being linked to health conditions such as:

  • Various Cancer
  • Allergies
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease

But wait there’s more! How about toxins in the federally required fire retardant chemicals?

Study Finds Common Fire Retardant Harmful…PBDEs linked To ‘Disruption Of Thyroid Hormones’

WACO, Texas — A new study by Baylor University environmental health researchers found that zebra fish exposed to several different technical mixtures of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) – a common fire retardant – during early development can cause developmental malformations, changes in behavior and death.

The study will appear in the June issue of the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and is the first to test multiple PBDE mixtures for changes in behavior, physical malformations and mortality on zebra fish.

PBDEs are found in many common household products from blankets to couches to food wrappers. Lab tests have shown that PBDEs have been found in human breast milk and cord blood. Previous studies have showed children with high levels of PBDEs in their umbilical cord at birth scored lower on tests between one and six years of age. In 2006, the state of California started prohibiting the use of PBDEs.

Source: http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=10837164205

There are other alternatives, such as wool. Among the big box stores, IKEA seems to be taking the lead:

http://consumerist.com/2010/06/ikea-flame-retardants.html

http://www.naturalstep.org/en/usa/ikea

There’s a room for improvement but it’s a step in the right direction.

Practical Application:
1 – Eat organic and local. Make sure the food you eat is labeled with the country of origin and avoid “organic” food from China.
2 – Detoxify your body.
3 – Always drink purified water.
4 – Reduce sugar and gluten intake.
5 – Fast and pray, a side benefit is detoxification.

Is Sugar Toxic?

The old-school knowledge that “sugar is bad” is being refined and new research sheds more light on the negative health effects of sugar. The research reveals that fructose, not glucose, is the cause of many health problems. Agave and High Fructose Corn Syrup are the two worst offenders as each contains over a 50% concentration of fructose within it’s molecular structure. Some health food brands brag about using Agave but I would reach for a product made with organic sugar before the Agave product. For this reason we recommend a sweetener/sugar free diet or Stevia which is easier said than done.

What’s wrong with Fructose? It is being directly linked to many of the common developed world diseases such as Diabetes Type 2, certain cancers, insulin resistance and many more.

So, how about fruit? Apples have fructose and God designed us to eat of “every seed bearing fruit” (Genesis 1:29) so how could apples possibly be good for us? When eating an apple, the apple’s fiber binds to the fructose and it is eliminated from the body. However when in juice form, the fructose has no fiber bound to it so the body absorbs the fructose. The juice’s (also carbohydrates, especially bread) sugar content promotes unhealthy bacteria which in turn promote yeast growth which leads to leaky gut syndrome and other digestive diseases. In the same way refined and processed foods present problems to the body’s digestive and elimination systems which are central to good health.  Often the more refined the product is the greater the health problems within the human body. For this and other reasons juice fasting diets are not healthy.

Other artificial/diet sweeteners are also not good for your health. Their harmful effects  include cancers, neurological damage and more. So the raw diet, caveman diet and such forms of eating are best for human health which happens to lineup with the original creation account found in the Bible which tells the story of God creating man and placing as caretaker of a McDonald’s garden.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-sugar-toxic-20110419,0,707203.story