Thyroid Hormone Testing: What’s the Best TSH Level?

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'Your doctor says you don’t need treatment, but could he or she be wrong?

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by cells in the front part of the pituitary gland. This tiny area in the brain regulates the key endocrine function of the thyroid gland by stimulating production of thyroxin, the main thyroid hormone.

TSH is the main hormone tested by your doctor to determine if your thyroid gland is functioning properly. Too much TSH means the pituitary gland is trying to get a sluggish thyroid gland to work better. Too little means there is enough thyroxin in your body so TSH remains low until more is needed.

If the TSH is too high you have a condition called hypothyroidism, or an under-functioning thyroid gland. If it’s extremely low, you have an overactive thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism.' 

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50 Ways to Increase Enzymes In Your Diet

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'I have a t-shirt that says, “The revolution will not be pasteurized”. On the back it says “Drink raw milk.” I wear it proudly because I believe so strongly in the health benefits of drinking raw, unpasteurized milk. (You can get one from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund — click here.)

Pasteurization: Killing Bugs in Pathogenic Milk

When I learned about the history of milk, I was surprised to find out that pasteurization began as a way to kill pathogens (bad bacteria) in milk from unhealthy cows in some of America’s first factory farms. 

These were cows being fed a grain mash leftover from whiskey distilleries in the late 1800s. The milk was so tainted, it was blue. They had to add chalk to make it white. No wonder the infant mortality rate shot up to 50% in cities where the poor were feeding this milk to their infants. (Source: The Untold Story Of Milk by Dr. Ron Schmid)'

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Are Your Food Allergies Silently Making You Fat?

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'According to medical studies, it is estimated that over 60% of the population suffers from one form of food allergies or sensitivities. I'm not talking about the traditional food allergy associated with a constriction of the throat, a rash, or immediate digestive issues. Instead, over half of us are affected with a 'silent' food allergy that goes undiagnosed. 


These allergies can lead to: headaches (including migraines), joint pain, arthritis, hyperactivity, skin rashes, asthma, dry cough, wheezing, diarrhea, kidney damage and elevated liver enzymes. Food allergies can make you feel lethargic, sleepy, or low in energy, especially after eating. They can also be responsible for mood swings and cravings. And worst of all, unexplained weight-gain!' 

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Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs



‘While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture must be so proud of their deeds, after they forced Joe and Brenda Golimbieski, the owners of Hill High Dairy and Jenny Samuelson, the owner of My Family Co-op, to dump out 248 gallons of milk, to break 100 dozen eggs, and to destroy an undisclosed amount of fresh cream, butter and cheese.’


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5 Ways Corrective Lenses Break Down Your Eyesight and How To Improve Your Vision Naturally

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'Optometrists just like much of the medical community are fixated on short-term solutions which don't address the root cause of problems. Few optometrists will admit and the greatest majority are unaware that glasses and contacts are almost guaranteed to destroy your eyesight over time. 

Unfortunately, they're not trained on natural and preventative solutions that improve vision in the long-term because they simply do not understand the way the eye works. Contrary to popular belief, your vision doesn't have to decline over time. With regular exercise of the muscles that control your eye movements and visual acuity, you can reduce eyestrain and maintain or even improve your vision without any destructive correctional conventions such as laser surgery, glasses or contact lenses.'

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Natural Solutions for Hormonal Imbalance




'Hormones have a tremendous amount of influence on the way our bodies work — both women AND men. Hormonal imbalance affects mental health, metabolism, sleep cycles, sex drive, and much, much more. In this webinar, you can learn about the science of hormones, why hormonal balance is important, and what you can do about it. 

This is information everyone needs to hear, both women and men. We’ll cover new, groundbreaking information and you’ll leave with a strategy to promote balance in your life, immediately. You’ll learn…


  • What women AND men need to know about hormones
  • The signs and symptoms of menopause and manopause
  • The prevalence of endocrine disruptors and how they harm your health
  • How hormonal imbalance negatively affects your health
  • Natural ways to balance your hormones
…and much more!'

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12 Facts About Microwaves That Should Forever Terminate Their Use

 
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'Are microwaves a benign bastion of convenience or a sinister contributor to biological and nutritional damage? A growing percentage of people are now heeding the advice of holistic health experts and disposing of their microwaves due to the dangers of microwaved food. Regardless of where you stand, humans are the only animals on the planet who destroy the nutritional value of their food before eating it, and the use of microwaves is no exception.

Microwaves are a source of electromagnetic energy (a form of nonionizing form of radiation) electronically generated. When penetrating the aliments, they trigger an inner rotation of the water molecules inside the food. This rotation triggers a friction between the molecules and the result is a rapid growth in temperature. 


Microwaves use super-fast particles to literally radiate the contents of water inside food and bring it to boil. Not only has microwave use been linked to causing infertility in men, but it also denatures many of the essential proteins in the food making them virtually indigestible.'

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Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits

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'Koreans have been enjoying salted and fermented vegetables known as kimchi for about 2000 years.  It's typically served with steamed rice at every Korean meal.  But this spicy dish is much more than a condiment. 

Researchers in Korea just published a comprehensive review of the health benefits of kimchi as a probiotic.  In it they cite 130 studies attesting to the amazing healing properties of this humble food. 
Probiotics are the good bacteria populating the gut.  The human gut contains over 400 strains of bacteria and the mix of different strains in each person is very individual.'

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The Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food



‘Walk through your local grocery store these days and you’ll see the words “all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages. The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake — the natural ingredients and the companies themselves.

If you take a look at some of the favorite organic and natural food brands, you’ll see they’re owned by some of the largest conventional companies in the world. Coca-Cola owns Odwalla and Honest Tea. PepsiCo. owns Naked Juice. General Mills owns Lara Bar. Natural and organic food acquisitions aside, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills all opposed California’s GMO Proposition 37 that would require GMO food labeling.

Today, some of those companies touting an all-natural list of grains and sugars can be seen changing the ingredients in their natural food products as the natural foods’ distribution channels are pushed to larger and larger markets.’

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How To Heal Cavities – The Astonishing Claims Of The Oil Pullers

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'We discovered an astonishing report made by people practicing the art of oil pulling for dental health. (The link to the report follows after our introduction to the topic and further research.) A husband and wife couple experimented with oil pulling (swishing coconut oil in the mouth for 20 minutes each day) and claim assertively that their cavities have healed as a result, leaving their teeth in far better condition than they were previously. They give a good explanation of the theory behind their claims and it makes good reading.'

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Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Treats Type 2 Diabetes and Reduces Need for Diabetes Drugs

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'Research from Italy's University Hospital at the Second University of Naples has determined that a Mediterranean Diet treats type 2 diabetes and decreases the need for diabetes medication.

The research, funded by the American Diabetes Association, followed 215 middle-aged men and women who were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They were divided into two groups. One group was given a low-fat diet and the other a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet.'

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Prevent and heal macular degeneration with aerobic exercise

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'Many of us think of exercise as a way to stay slim and have good cardiovascular tone, but that’s just the beginning. Exercise sends a powerful call to the body to produce various growth factors that mediate several aspects of health, including brain health and cognition. 

New research is showing that these factors are also protective against age-related vision loss including macular degeneration, a sight-robbing disease that occurs when neurons in the central part of the retina deteriorate. Macular degeneration currently affects more than 1.75 million people in the U.S., and the number is expected to soar to 3 million by 2020 as the population ages.'

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Why The Benefits of Circumcision Are Based On False Assumptions, Erroneous Conclusions and Misleading Medical Information

 

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'The current generation of infant males will have the lowest routine circumcision rates in 40 years. Recent surveys suggest that parents who say yes to circumcision end up regretting their decision. Courts in Europe have recently deemed the procedure equivalent to grievous bodily harm. The claimed health benefits are also being exposed for lacking any scientific evidence and are commonly based on myths and folklore.'

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Dementia prevention: coconut oil continues succeeding; Big Pharma keeps failing

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'There have been three attempts since 2012 to create an effective and not too terribly toxic pharmaceutical solution to Alzheimer's. They all failed and even caused worsening conditions with an occasional death during testing.

A few years ago Dr. Mary Newport's discovery of using coconut oil to reverse her husbands advanced Alzheimer's disease made a big splash in the alternative health media.

Some of this splash managed to wet a few pages of the mainstream media (MSM), and Dr. Newport wrote a book about her discovery for hubby's turn-around called Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?: The Story of Ketones.'




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Agave Nectar: Good or Bad?



'Is agave nectar good? Is agave nectar bad? Believe it or not, I thought I’d written a definitive post on this topic.

As it turns out, I hadn’t. Earlier this week a reader emailed me, seeking an answer to the classic question: Agave nectar — good or bad? She pointed out that she’d done a search for agave nectar on this site and only turned up two entries. In one, I’d said to avoid it. In another, I mentioned that I’d used agave nectar while experimenting with kombucha and didn’t enjoy the results.

So, she concluded: “Why, if agave nectar is a natural sweetener, should it not be used? What about it is bad? I’ve been preferring it to honey and maple syrup on my waffles, pancakes, and yogurt.”

I realized then that I needed to post a definitive guide to agave nectar, answering the question once and for all. This is it.'

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How Ayahuasca Can Revolutionize Psychotherapy

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'A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their “work”

Just before dusk, 18 strangers entered a yurt on a Midwestern homestead. Peruvian tapestries decorated the walls of the large, round structure, and rattles stood poised for ceremony.
The participants — professional men and women ages 35 to 65 — put on comfortable clothing and set up sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets. Everyone got a plastic bucket, cheerfully colored in green, red, or blue.

“It looks like a big pajama party,” joked the host, Kim.
The shaman, a North American who had trained in South America for more than a dozen years, took a seat at the front and led the group through a conversation about what to expect.
Stay with your breath, he advised. There’s no talking, no touching. Purging in any direction is a distinct possibility. The bucket is your friend.'

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Arrive Healthy! Reduce Airplane Stress

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'When I worked for the New Jersey Nets, I traveled 17 days out of each month for the 2000 NBA season. The job was great, but I felt the travel took years off my life.
I remember waking up in hotel rooms swollen. My eyes were puffy, the ring on my finger was tight, and my feet were still swollen from the plane ride.

I remember looking in the mirror and saying, I think I have aged 10 years in just a few months.
I was highly motivated to figure out why this was happening to me, and how to mitigate the insidious stress of air travel.

You may be surprised to learn the many health risks associated with air travel. For example, in a new study performed at Auburn University in conjunction with the FAA, bacteria can stay alive and continue to be infectious for more than a week on the arm rests, seat pockets, seats and bathroom doors of commercial aircrafts. The dry air is said to contribute to their extra-long life on airplanes.'

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A Recipe For Fat Flush Water (It Literally Flushes Fat)

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'Fat is broken down when the body uses its fat deposits to produce energy, the triglycerides in the fat cells are removed. Then, these are broken down into fatty acids and glycerols and are then absorbed into your muscle tissue and internal organs where they are then broken down even further through various chemical processes.

If the products leftover from these chemical processes are not used by the body as energy, they are then considered waste products and need to be removed from the body. This is where the role of water comes in.'

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8 Nastiest Fast Food Photos (If These Don’t Make You Stop Eating Fast Food, Nothing Will)

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'There are a lot of reasons not to eat fast food… but if these photos don’t convince you, nothing will. These are real photos of employees from fast food restaurants — posted on social media sites like YouTube and Twitter. And if you think these photos are bad, just think of what they are doing and not posting online.'

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100 Years of US Medical Fascism

 

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'One hundred years ago today, on April 16, 1910, Henry Pritchett, president of the Carnegie Foundation, put the finishing touches on the Flexner Report.' No other document would have such a profound effect on American medicine, starting it on its path to destruction up to and beyond the recently passed (and laughably titled) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), a.k.a., "Obamacare."

 Flexner can only be accurately understood in the context of what led up to it.

Free-market medicine did not begin in the United States in 1776 with the Revolution. From 1830 to about 1850, licensing laws and regulations imposed during the colonial period and early America were generally repealed or ignored. This was brought about by the increasing acceptance of eclecticism (1813) and homeopathy (1825), against the mainstream medicine (allopathy) of the day that included bloodletting and high-dose injections of metal and metalloid compounds containing mercury or antimony.'

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How the Bates Method Can Help You Retrain Your Eyes to See More Clearly Again




'Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to see clearly without glasses or contacts? According to Greg Marsh, a certified natural vision coach, clear vision is achievable by virtually everyone, even if you’re already wearing strong corrective lenses.

He created the CD program Reclaim Your Eyesight Naturally, which teaches you how to retrain your eyes to relax, thereby allowing you to see more clearly.

I first sought Greg out several years ago, at the suggestion of a man who, in his 70s, had excellent vision. After trying it out, I was hooked.

Greg got his first pair of glasses in third grade, and at every vision check, he needed stronger, thicker lenses. His life changed when, in his late 20s, he came across a book written by a teacher of Dr. Bates' vision program.'

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Three healthy summer desserts that are simply yummy

 
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 Summertime is the perfect time to indulge in healthy, cooling desserts. Here are three delicious deserts that are nutritious enough for you and your family to enjoy guilt free all summer long.

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What’s behind the the California polio-like illness outbreak?

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'According to reports, there are now about 25 or more cases, and counting, of a new “polio-like” outbreak in California children. Disease control officials have yet to determine the cause of the outbreak and they are looking for a new virus. Perhaps one direction they should take a look at is polio and other childhood vaccinations.

Initial reports have indicated that the children being affected by the new disease have all been vaccinated against polio. The scenario of children vaccinated against polio and other illnesses coming down with a “polio-like” illness is all too familiar. Look for example at what happened in India when widespread polio vaccinations were used to reportedly eradicate polio from that country.'

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10 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Plant Once — And They Will Keep Coming Back Every Year

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'Most of the foods we grow are annuals. In other words, each winter, annuals die and must be replanted in the spring. Perennials, on the other hand, will keep coming back year after year. Here are some delicious perennials to plant now.

10 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Plant Once — And They Will Keep Coming Back Every Year

While all plants listed below are perennials, they may not grow perennially in all locations. It depends on where you live. Check for compatability with your region before making a purchase.'

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