FROZEN POOP PILLS

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How badly do you want to loose weight?  For those who do not want to exercise or change your diet it may be possible to ingest a slim person’s poop and recolonize your digestive tract.

The theory is simply transplanting a slim person poop in to an obese person’s digestive system.  Scientists are preparing to test if microbes taken from a lean person’s system can help an obese person lose weight – and they will do this by getting 20 obese volunteers to take a pill packed with freeze-dried poop. 

These treatments actually began three years ago for serious gut infections rather than fecal transplants.  Doctors have increasingly turned to a procedure called “fecal microbiotia transplantation” (FMT), which delivers fresh fecal material to the gut helping restore the normal balance of beneficial microbes.

These fecal transplants are about 90 percent successful, but they typically require invasive and uncomfortable colonoscopies or nasogastric tubes, which run from the nose down to the stomach. “Just getting the tube down is a problem,” says Elizabeth Hohmann MD of Massachusetts General Hospital.  And what if people gag and vomit? Would they inhale fecal matter? “That’s pretty scary,” she adds.

I remember asking my audience if they were a sinker or a floater?  The idea was to open up the discussion on the amount of poop we expel and how many times a day would indicate a healthy system.

I have always been interested in the different body types versus their diets.  Now accepted body typing is done by medical personnel using one’s feces to determine their specific fecal type.  Formulation begins by using another’s fecal-matter which contains microbes from poorly digested food debris, missing nutrients – freeze drying and capsulizing!

 

Can Supplemental Digestive Enzymes Cause Pain?

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UntitledDuring the many years I have served as a health practitioner there have been some patients sensitive to supplementation. It has been my experience that these people have a hidden or silent condition that they may not recognize until they try to change their normal food habit.  To explain this many of us get into a habit of eating certain foods every day and our choice is based upon what we “like” or how it makes us “feel”.  You probably have heard the term “comfort foods”.

One of my earned degrees is in Dietetics.  I was suspicious that food played a role in disease issues.  However, contrary to what I was taught I found it hard to accept the theory that all food is good for everyone nor could we all digest the food properly.  I never lost my drive to understand why one mans food is another mans poison.   This goes back to the years I spent in researching Biochemical Individualism.  The scientific truth is that each and every one of us has to discover his or her own personal safe diet.  I have tried to make it easy for my patients by teaching them their Diet Type.

Today, fortunately, there is a growing awareness that correct eating and good health go hand in hand. With the discovery of food allergies and/or genetic food intolerance and the recognition of their widespread harmful effects, the door has been opened for the cure of a wide variety of diseases.  It has been estimated that over half of all illnesses reported to doctors are caused or worsened by toxic foods, so this condition is not rare.

An allergy to the food you are eating every day can take the edge off your enjoyment of life, can cause you to feel under the weather without anything definite to complain about or can actually be the cause of severe inexplicable illness. But the vast majority of people do not know that this is what is happening to their bodies and their state of mind. They simply accept that mystery symptoms which come and go are just normal.

Can you have a hidden allergy or food incompatibility?

It is common for us to think of food allergy in terms of the type of illness which results from an allergy to nuts, strawberries or shellfish. These foods, however, are not eaten on a day-to-day basis, and the violence of the reaction when encountered leaves little opportunity for the source of the illness to remain unsuspected.

Officially, figures still claim that food allergy affects only between 1% and 7% of the population.  These statistics are misleading since they concern only extremely violent food reactions that are “immediate hypersensitivity” and which can lead to anaphylaxis and death.

There is an entirely different clinical picture when the food to which you are allergic is a staple item of your diet that you eat every day of your life, perhaps several times each day. Under these circumstances, the body adapts to the allergic process and the reaction disappears to become a masked or silent allergy. This adaptation of the body may last a lifetime or may become exhausted at any time under stress. When the adaptation by the body is complete there are no symptoms, but if the strain of coping with the allergy wears down the adaptive process then a whole variety of symptoms can show up.

Any bodily system can be upset by food allergy or genetic food intolerance and in any person one or more systems can be involved. Incidentally, even the targeted system involved can change from one period of life to another.  Example: A child with eczema moves on to asthma, then grows out of asthma and develops irritable bowel syndrome. Stress helps to exhaust the adaptive process of the body and aggravate the symptoms.  This often makes it appear as though stress is the cause of the trouble. The patient may have to endure psychotherapy, and when this fails to cure the trouble, drugs may be used to suppress the symptoms.  Remember that individuals can express their conditions differently.

It has been my experience that these are the very people who are reactive to supplemental digestive enzymes when they try to take them.

Consider the results of silent inflammation that has been masked for years.  Now you now decide to add supplemental digestive enzymes to properly breakdown these foods.  How may your body react to the change?  If your toxic food is a protein the reaction of pain may be in the stomach.  If it is a lipid (fat) derivative you may have nausea as in gallbladder or even diarrhea.  If it is a carbohydrate it may show up as bloating and/or gas.  If it several different foods, then the liver is involved and you may have night sweats and or migraines.  

What can you do if you have a reaction?

In my practice I determined their type and we adjusted their diet.  I gave them the supplemental digestive formula for sensitive people and followed it with a formula to smooth the digestive tract along with a sensitive probiotic formula to assist in their microbial balance.  They stayed on the sensitive protocol until they could graduate to the stronger formula for balancing.

If you can’t see a Transformation trained practitioner, then you can read my book and determine your type and follow the food choices in the book. “The Healing Power of Enzymes” has been updated during 2015.

Another suggestion you might not to want to hear is to take as many digestive enzymes your body requires to make the reaction stop.  This isn’t very popular but some people who are afraid of the supplementation may take so few they just stir up their problem.  The truth is they need more than the average person to begin with.

 

Women’s Waistlines Continues To Inch Up

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1c6623b6e6ae0574_tapeWomen’s waistlines are widening faster than men’s, according to new government research.

The average waist size ballooned more than an inch — from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inches — between 1999 and 2012, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found.

While men’s waists increased less than an inch — about 0.8 of an inch on average — women’s midriffs grew about twice that, or 1.5 inches, said study researcher Dr. Earl Ford, a medical officer at the CDC.

“Carrying a large belly even in the normal weight range has health implications,” said Dr. James Cerhan, lead author of the study and professor of epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Waistlines larger than 35 inches for women and more than 40 inches for men are considered abdominal obesity, a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes.

For one study, published Sept. 17 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Ford and his colleagues used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on nearly 33,000 men and women ages 20 and older.

No single reason for the bulking up stood out. But the researchers speculated that sleep disruption, certain medications and everyday chemicals known to be endocrine disruptors possibly play a role.

In the new study, researchers looked at data from 11 different studies that included more than 600,000 people around the world.

Women with a waist circumference of 94 cm (37 inches) had an 80 per cent higher mortality risk than those with waists that were 69 cm (27 inches) or less. For women with larger waists, that translates to a life expectancy five years shorter after age 40.

They found that men who had waists that were 109 cm (43 inches) or larger had twice the mortality risk than men with waists smaller than 89 cm (35 inches). For men with larger waists, this translated to a life expectancy that was three years shorter than their peers after age 40.

Bottom line a big waist means big health problems!

What we think and feel, and how long we think it or feel it, determines our health.

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In my last post I wrote about how negative motions impact our health and gave you a picture of the different organs involved. Now I want to touch on the same subject in a little different way. What we think and feel, and how long we think it or feel it, determines our health. The science is strong, and yet so often stress is considered a gray area, something we can’t measure and so it becomes something we think we can’t do too much about.

Think again – we already have wearable sensors that detect shifts in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. There are wearable sensors for our heart and neurological balances. We have apps for the smart phones that will let you know about one’s stress at any given moment. The apps are being programmed to give you an idea how the food you just ate is impacting your health long-term. Heart specialists have been giving their patients wearable monitors for several years.

Even with that technology connecting the dots between knowing your hormone levels and changing your behavior will come down to understanding how those hormones impact your body and your life. Here are many concrete ways stress is possibly the most dangerous toxin your body faces every day.

Stress changes gene expression.
The chemicals your body produces when you are under stress turn on or off of genes that change everything from how much fat you store, to how well your immune system works, to how fast you age, to whether or not you will develop cancer.

Early life events determine your set point for stress.
Research shows that even very early childhood events “set” your CRH (corticotrophin-releasing hormone), at a high or low-level. CRH is like the foot on the gas revving up your adrenals, and therefore your stress levels.

Stress causes brain damage.
High levels of stress hormones damage critical parts of the brain as in your hippocampus, the area responsible for memory. One reason people experience “adrenal burnout” after long-term chronic stress is because the brain, in order to save itself, has to turn off the adrenals.

Stress shuts down the immune system and increases inflammation.
From slowing wound healing, to diminishing the protective effects of vaccines, to increasing your susceptibility to infections; stress is the ultimate immune-modulator. Stress can also reactivate dormant infections (existing but not developed). Many people who get cold sores know this from experience.

Chronic stress damages the energy powerhouses of your body, your mitochondria.
These energy factories produce ATP, the currency through which all cells and organs in your body do their work. The good news is the damage is reversible over time, as stress fades.

Stress reduces your ability to metabolize and detoxify.
Studies have shown that the activities of hundreds of genes are responsible for producing metabolic enzymes (those enzymes your body produces). These specific enzymes are necessary to break down fats and clear your body of the toxic side effects of prescription drugs or undigested foods. Stress can also increase your toxin burden by increasing your desire in eating synthetic fats and sugar foods. You may wonder why synthetics? Manmade foods are chemicals to your brain. It gives the feeling of cocaine or to psychological nervous activity.

Your cardiovascular system responds to stress, increasing cardiac output as if you have to run away from danger.
Chronic stress has been shown to increase the thickness of the artery walls, leading to high blood pressure and heart disease.

Stress creates disorder to your sex hormones.
Stress increases the amount of something called sex hormone binding globulin (SHGB). It is produced mostly by the liver but can also be found in the brain, uterus, testes, and placenta. This means there will be fewer hormones available to your cells. Chronic stress also increases the production of cortisol, from the adrenal and in turn limits the other necessary hormones to your system. I like to teach that when you produce cortisol it becomes the only hormone available. Another way of saying this is when cortisol is in the hormone cascade the other hormones cannot become part of that same process.

Stress is bad for your bones and muscles.
There is evidence that higher stress levels are associated with lower bone mineral density, and many studies show that people under chronic stress experience more physical pain.

Your gut and stress are intimately intertwined.
You may have heard that 95% of your serotonin is in your gut, and you may remember a time when you were nervous or sad, and your belly was in knots. Add to that our largest immune system is located in the gut. Now more research is showing how stress impacts the function of your gut every day. It slows transit, leading to constipation and the re-circulation of hormones like estrogen through your liver. It increases the overgrowth of bad bacteria. And it loosens the barriers between the cells that line the intestines, creating something called leaky gut, which then leads to inflammation, food sensitivities and autoimmune disease.

Stress during pregnancy.
“Who you are and what you’re like when you’re pregnant will affect who that baby is,” says Janet DiPietro, a developmental psychologist at Johns Hopkins University. “Women’s psychological functioning during pregnancy – their anxiety level, stress, personality — ultimately affects the temperament of their babies. It has to the baby is awash in all the chemicals produced by the mom.” How does a mom’s stress get passed onto her fetus? Researchers aren’t exactly sure which stress responses play the largest role, but it’s clear that when a pregnant woman experiences anxiety, her body produces chemicals that affect the baby, too. Her nervous system, for instance, stimulates the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine, stress hormones that constrict blood vessels and reduce oxygen to the uterus.

Now that you know how stress impacts your body, what to do about it becomes the real question.

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2007/march7/med-carrion-030707.html
http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/stressinf.htm

PROBIOTICS – How Probiotics Are Made.

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There are very few people who have not heard about the health wonders called “probiotics”. They claim to help with health problems, ranging from constipation to diarrhea, and prevent colds or fight them once you already have one. Probiotics are showing up in foods, beverages, and supplements. What exactly are they, do they work, and should we consume them?

When we come into this world we do not have bacteria until our first breath. During a delivery through the birth canal, a newborn picks up bacteria from his/her mother. These good bacteria are not transmitted when a Cesarean section is performed and have been shown to be the reason why some infants born by Cesarean section have allergies, less than optimal immune systems, and lower levels of gut microflora.

Lets start with the facts behind what probiotics are. The root of the word probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.” Probiotics are in the news, on the Internet and raved about by even those in sports. Tests and research are being done at universities on diverse strains and what they can accomplish either by themselves, added to a protein or a prebiotic and each other.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, create a health benefit for our digestive tract.”

Yes indeed, probiotics are actually alive, and they are bacteria (microorganisms are bacteria). Most people think of antibiotics and antibacterial products when you mention bacteria. Both of those kill bacteria so why would you want to consume live bacteria? It’s all about internal balance.

These are live microorganisms that will not provide the promised benefits if they don’t stay alive. The manufacturer and consumer must pay close attention to the conditions of storage at which the particular microorganism will survive and the end of their shelf life. The potency will tell you the number of viable bacteria per dose, and the purity has to do with presence of contaminating or ineffective bacteria.

Our digestive system normally has what we call “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria. Maintaining the correct balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria is necessary for optimal health. Things like medications, diet, diseases, and your environment can upset that balance.

When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals, and other waste products.
The other way that probiotics help is the impact that they have on our immune system. Most of our immune system around 80% resides in our digestive tract. Our immune system is our protection against germs. When it doesn’t function properly, we can suffer from allergic reactions, autoimmune disorders (for example, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, and infections (for example, infectious diarrhea, skin infections, and vaginal infections). By maintaining the correct balance from birth, the hope would be to prevent these ailments. Our immune system can benefit anytime that balanced is restored, so it’s never too late.

ARE WE REALLY ALLERGIC TO FOOD OR WHAT’S BEEN DONE TO IT?

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Here’s a great video worth watching and sharing.

In this video Robyn O’Brien presents “The New Food Economy” on TED. Here she talks about what has been done to our food and what’s is continuing to happen. One theory for the recent boom in food allergies reported by people is the increased usage of chemicals, pesticides and GMOs. So the question now is, are we really allergic to food or could it be actually we are reacting to the unnatural chemicals and pesticides used to grow most food. The main problem is GMOs and the chemicals needed to grow and maintain them. The other reason we use so many chemicals on even organic food is because we are trying to prevent pests from diving into our profit margins. Old fashion techniques have been forgotten or covered up. There are many organic ways to control pests and increase product yield. Our obsession with chemicals has gone a bit too far and we need to come back to how food used to be… 100% ORGANIC, through and through. No chemicals, just sun, air, soil and water. If some pests eat your crops then that’s just bad luck or you need to find a way to naturally control the situation. We don’t get a planet B.

Read more at http://www.the-open-mind.com/are-we-really-allergic-to-food-or-are-we-allergic-to-whats-been-done-to-it/#1TA9gsqaUVcxMfU0.99

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NIDS!

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My last post was on the subject of NIDS. NIDS stands for Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and plays a part in the state of health of every family in America. NDIS are acquired disorders that impact the body and the brain.

To better understand NIDS it refers to a group of illness that are the result of how the immune system and nervous system relates to one another in chronic conditions. You may want to go back to my previous post on NIDS in order to bring you up to date on the various names of the conditions.

I just returned from a trip where I spoke to 300 members of IACT on this very subject. I want to share the ”what to do” message. NIDS are normally treated with steroids and ibuprofen (Advil, Children’s Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever etc.) Ibuprofen is used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, inflammation and fever caused by these diverse diseases. It is also used for treating menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

I have heard from or spoken to several people who previously suffered with one or two forms of NIDS but were able to stop the process by addressing their digestive system first. They added supplemental digestive enzyme with meals (cutting down the swelling from allergy type foods), protease (systemic) enzymes between meals (assist with chronic inflammation and taking waste out of the cells) and probiotics before bed (balancing the microorganisms in the body environment). This obviously works because 80% of our immune system is located in the digestive tract and most inflammation begins in the digestive system during poor digestion. I have formulated products to address the small intestine in rebuilding the mucosal lining for this very reason.

What happens to one who was able to change their bowel condition for several years but when suffering an injury was given a prescribed ibuprofen for their injury? You probably guessed it; he began suffering from the “old” symptoms once again. Now, he starts over by healing the small intestine first and then after 21 days returns to the supplemental formulas that kept him symptom free for several years.

About 1 million Americans have IBD, and 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. … In the United States, it’s thought that as many as 100,000 kids younger than 18 years old have Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

All these various symptoms of NIDS are all connected. An example is the 7.5 million Americans who suffer from Psoriasis. You may not be aware but psoriasis can lead to Psoriatic Arthritis (pain without swelling). If that were not bad enough it is found with those suffering heart attacks, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.

Our digestive system is one and the same with our brain and they speak through our nervous system hence Neuro Immune Dysfunction or Disease Syndrome. There is another word which means the same thing it is “psychoneuroimmunology”. Your body systems hear what your beliefs say or you think!

How does one get beyond bodily illness? You have to have a base from which to begin. I can only answer from my own experiences and those who have come to me for help.
• Change your mind- think positive or loving thoughts. Forgiveness works!
• Address your digestive system with supplemental digestive enzymes and thereby you address your immune system.
• Balance your bodily environment with healthy bacteria (probiotics).
• Keep your blood healthy with the removal of waste from the cells (protease enzymes).