Monday, May 31, 2010

Pineal Gland and Light

Light Deprivation and Pineal Gland
An imbalance of melatonin interferes with the body’s circadian rhythms, (sleep cycle), and may result in light deprivation disorders, which may contribute to depression, oversleeping, weight gain, fatigue, irritability and sadness. Our artificial lifestyles may contribute in a reduction of melatonin secretion. Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland. Most of us spend the majority of our day working indoors under artificial  light then rush home to spend more time indoors to read, watch television, use the computer, etc. These activities deprive us of natural light that assist us in a healthy melatonin level secretion. Natural light must be absorbed through the eyes without the use of sunglasses for short duration of time. There is consensus stating that exposure to natural light for a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes per day, early mornings may be adequate for proper pineal function.

The following symptoms may indicate light deprivation :
Carbohydrate cravings
Difficulty concentrating
Low energy
Reduced libido
Social withdrawal
Trouble sleeping
Weight gain

Symptoms of an Under-active Pineal:
Environmental stresses affect Pineal function, affecting overall body alertness, temperature levels, and hormone operation. Stresses that affect Pineal function include unusual light and dark rhythms, radiation, magnetic fields, nutritional imbalances, temperature swings, high altitude, and overall daily stress patterns.

Symptoms may show in the following:
Menstrual irregularities
Mood swings
Excess worry
Irrational fear
Seasonal affective syndrome
Irregular sleeping
Paranoia or fanaticism
Sodium or potassium imbalance
Nightmares/vivid dreams
Inability to think clearly or be in present moment

Natural Corrective Measures:
Stress management techniques, such as prayer or meditation
Daily minimum doses of natural light exposure
Massage the third eye area, located in the slight indent between the eyes on the forehead. Massage for 30 seconds.
Foods high in potassium, selenium, iodine, zinc, 5htp and spirulina
Reduce or eliminate the synthetic chemical fluoride in drinking water
Regular breaks from computers, TV’s, artificial lighting etc
Spend regular time in the woods or parks away from power lines and turn your cell phone off.
Keep all electrical devices at least 3 to 5 feet away from your bed
Sleep in complete darkness as it stimulates the pineal gland to release melatonin
Maintaining balance of the Pineal Gland assists your body on all levels physiologically, mentally and spiritually. Nurture and care for this marvelous gland and tap into your greater potential.

Rodent experiments suggest that when old rodents are implanted with a pineal graft from a young rodent the old rodent begins to exhibit signs of turning the clock backwards.
Old rodents becomes more energetic, eyes become sparkly, fur becomes shiny and other symptoms associated with being a young rodent are exhibited.

There is a bible reference in Genesis 32:30 
“And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”
Some bible scholars believe that the bible “Peniel” and the human pineal gland are the same reference.

For more information call Francesco at 916-624-0350
This article is provided for information only and without prejudice. It is not meant to treat or diagnose disease.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Allergies and Liver Health

 Allergy intolerances can trigger severe reactions and symptoms that may include inflammation, itching, sneezing, runny nose, etc.
However, research has indicated that allergic reactions may manifest itself more than just runny nose or itching. There is a consensus that allergies may also be implicated in hyperactivity, mental imbalance, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and a host of other seemingly unrelated disorders.
One of the liver’s critical function is the detoxification of the body and the prevention of physiological stressors from causing allergies and dis-function. Therefore, it is of outmost importance that the liver be kept healthy and operating smoothly by the restriction of various toxins and chemicals that come in through our diet, smoking or drinking.
Read food labels and avoid chemicals that should not be in the food. Also stay away from chemicals that cannot be pronounced easily.
Lastly, consider doing a gentle liver detoxification as this is the right time of the year to do one. There are a number of different herbal formulations and single herbs that can assist you in achieving a good cleanse.
Your liver will love it and so will you.

For more information call Francesco at 916-624-0350
This article is provided for information only and without prejudice. It is not meant to treat or diagnose disease.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Vitamins are Nutrients not Medicine

--Congressman Waxman Sneaks Anti-Supplement Language into 
"Wall Street Reform Bill"
- Urgent Action Needed!

The agents of Big Pharma are at it again. Since the majority 
of their direct attacks against supplements have failed, 
they have resorted to sneaking anti-supplement provisions 
into other, completely unrelated legislation. 
We've all heard about recent example of this in relation 
to Senator McCain's (R-AZ) attempt to sneak language into 
S. 510 that would create an "Accepted Dietary Ingredients" 
list toseverely restrict what is allowed to be included 
in a dietary supplement. This new action by Congressman 
Henry Waxman (D-CA), however, is just as sinister.
To my knowledge, consumers of nutritional supplements are 
generally regarded as healthier people according to various 
researchers. However, staying healthier translates into less
bucks for other industry involved with sickness. 
These industries would prefer to leave the horse barn doors 
wide open only to close it after the horse has run off.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fluoridated Water & Health Effects

Is there a connection between drinking water with flouride added to it and arthritis, allergy, bone disease, dental fluorosis, gastrointestinal disturbances, respiratory disturbances, reproductive disorders, and thyroid disorder?
Many cities have mandated the adding of fluoride in tap water. Check with your city water supplier.
Also check the following web site for scientific research and information.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Key to Great Health

As we age gracefully we do not take well to negative or unhappy thoughts. One should focus on the positive and joyful things of life.  Remember, what we focus on tends to expand. Make it a habit to recall exciting and happy past events. Above all, laughter is really the best medicine in some cases.
For a variety of reasons as we become older, digestion becomes more sluggish, and hence, our inability to absorb nutrients. This increases problems such as gum disease, ulcers, gas, constipation, and other digestive disturbances. Peak digestion and nutritional absorption was most easily accomplished in our youth due to an abundant secretion of digestive enzymes.
During the early days of the American Zoo where wild animals were held in artificial environments and they were fed left over food from kitchens and the like, animals got sick and many of them died. This was costing a lot of money for the zoological society. Scientists were sought out to study the situation to see why those wild animals were getting sick and dying. After many scientist tried and failed to discover the cause, one brilliant scientist by the name of Dr. Howell discovered the reason behind the dilemma. 
Dr. Howell reasoned, wild animals that live in the wild eat raw wild uncooked food. They do not eat cooked or prepared food. Bingo, this was the beginning of correctly understanding the cause as to why wild animals were getting sick and dying.
So the zoological society implemented a new rule, namely that all wild animals kept in captivity were to be given only raw uncooked food in its most natural state with little to no processing.
This approach worked favorably for the wild animals. They became healthier and began to live out their normal life span. It saved the zoological society a lot of money.
So what is the lesson for humanity. Even though we are not wild animals, we do share similar biological structure and function. Specifically, if the food we consume is adulterated by over processing, cooked to death, full of chemicals and preservatives we eventually will deplete our natural digestive enzymes and this is the beginning of the individual’s demise.
Whenever possible choose food that is least processed. As an example instead of eating corn from a can eat fresh corn, instead of canned peas eat fresh peas, instead of white refined flour products eat whole wheat products, etc. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables grown within its normal local season.
Some vegetables should be eaten raw and uncooked while others would do better by steaming them.
Finally, if you need additional support with proper digestion, supplement your diet with a full range digestive enzymes such as Digest All 100% plant based enzymes. These enzymes have a broad spectrum capacity to help digest a variety of foods. This approach has worked wonders for many clients. With digestion improved, vital nutrients are easily absorbed into the blood stream for tissue repair, renewal and maintenance.

This information is provided for educational purpose only and is commentary. It is not meant to diagnose or treat disease.