Migraines Linked to Certain Heavy Metals and Mineral Deficiencies

Migraines Linked to Certain Heavy Metals and Mineral Deficiencies

Discovering the cause of a migraine can be tricky. Triggers are not only difficult to find but often lead nowhere. A new study finds that certain heavy metals are linked to migraines, along with deficiences in certain minerals.

For millions of people, migraines can not only be severe, but also mysterious.

When a person tries to connect their migraine with something they might eat or do, they are looking for something typically called a trigger. This is not necessarily the cause of the migraine, but it might be related to the migraine – especially if it repeats itself prior to every migraine.

Better than a trigger is a metabolic diagnostic indicator. This could be, for example, a fasting blood sugar level, a high CRP level during a time with repeated migraines or some other diagnostic measurement.

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How Nutritious is Your Food?

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The first U.S. soil surveys were completed in the 1920s. They all concluded that our soil was depleted of key nutrients like nitrates and carbonates, which are necessary for the growth of healthy crops and, ultimately, nutrient-dense food.

And that was way back in the 1920s.

Things have only gotten worse since then, unfortunately.

Not-So-Good Soil Interventions

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This One Mineral Builds Connecting Tissue & Bone, Improves Cardiovascular Health, & Detoxes Aluminum

http://sangocorallife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/image1.jpgDue to large scale mono-culture agriculture’s disregard for proper farming methods, most of us are mineral deficient. And minerals are even more important than vitamins. Only enzymes are more important than minerals.
Major or macro minerals include calcium, magnesium, sodium and others. Iron, iodine, silica, and others are considered trace or micro minerals because less quantities of each is required. Major mineral supplements are usually measured in milligrams (mg) while trace mineral supplements are usually measured in micrograms (mcg) (more…)

Why Everyone Should Switch to Pink Himalayan Salt Immediately

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Have you heard about the amazing Himalayan crystal salt that comes directly from the Himalayan Mountains? It is packed with some pretty amazing benefits and is an amazing new staple to add to your pantry. It is an absolutely wonderful alternative to table salt, and soon I’ll explain why.Image credit: Jun Seita

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Water Controversies, Part 1: Organic Minerals, Alkaline Water, Distilled Water and Health

iStock_000008265426SmallWe know that water is of great importance. The surface of the earth and our bodies are made up of approximately 72% water.

Although water appears to be a very simple element — H20 — a lot of confusion and hype exists in the field of natural health when it comes to what kind of water to drink.

For example, you may at some point ask yourself:

    How much water do I really need?

 

    What is the best kind of water to drink?

 

    Is distilled water good or bad for me?

 

    Should I be worried about the quality of tap water?

 

    Do I need “living” water?

 

    Do I need an expensive ionizer?

 

    What is the best purification method?

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat LENTILS!

Lentils are a “super food” that Project Open Hand includes in nutritious meals, which help our clients fight illness and cope with the challenges of aging.

Here are 5 reasons you should eat more lentils:

1)   PROTECT YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM – high in fiber
• Lentils are rich in dietary fiber, both the soluble and the insoluble type.  They are undigested, which means they will pass out of our bodies.
• Insoluble fiber encourages regular bowel movement and prevents constipation and helps prevent colon cancer.  While soluble fiber reduces the risk of heart disease and regulates blood sugar for people with diabetes.
• Men need at least 30 to 38g of fiber each day. Women need at least 20 to 25g of fiber each day.  And one cup of cooked lentils provides more than 15 grams of dietary fiber.

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Pure Water

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The quality of the water determines the quality of the life it gives.

When we use a word like pure we have to stop, pause and ponder. In The Science of the Pure, I wrote about the very specific effect something pure has on the impure. One merges into the other, the pure becomes less pure and the impure becomes slightly more pure.

This principle can be applied in medicine. For instance if we pass pure substances through the body, substances like pure clay, activated charcoal, or even diatomaceous earth, these substances will pull to them impurities, they will clean and heal because they are so pure. All of these substances have fantastic abilities to absorb the impure. (more…)

How supplements can save you from cancer

I was just about to celebrate the American Cancer Society’s new common sense guidelines for disease survivors on the role of exercise and nutrition in preventing a recurrence — until they started taking potshots at supplements.

It’s like they can’t help themselves.

“There is no good evidence that supplements reduce recurrence risk and increasing evidence that they may be harmful in some cases,” the society’s director of nutrition and physical activity, Colleen Doyle, told WebMD in a feature about the new guidelines.

That’s so much nonsense I don’t know where to begin — because there IS plenty of evidence that poor nutrition can increase the risk of cancer recurrence… that proper levels of vitamins and minerals can prevent it… and that supplements in particular can play a critical role in raising those levels.

No less than three studies last year, for example, found that breast cancer survivors have a lower risk of recurrence when they take supplements.

In one, women who took multivitamins with minerals in the year before their diagnosis and for the five years afterwards were 31 percent less likely to have a recurrence than women who didn’t take them. They also had a lower risk of death from the disease as well as death from all causes.

In the second, women who took vitamin E, vitamin C, or multivitamins in the six months after a breast cancer diagnosis had a 22 percent lower risk of recurrence and an 18 percent lower risk of death.

And in the third, fish oil supplements reduced the risk of both recurrence and death.

In a randomized trial of 1,200 healthy, postmenopausal women from Nebraska, the ones given calcium and vitamin D supplements had a 60 percent lower risk of all cancers than those given a placebo.

I could go on with these all day. Here’s another: In a 10-year study, patients who underwent colon cancer surgery who were given supplements of coriolus — a type of mushroom — were twice as likely to remain disease free compared to those given a placebo.

And let’s not forget that repeated studies on vitamin D have consistently found that people with the highest blood levels have the lowest risk of recurrence of lung, breast, and colon cancer — not to mention a lower rate of death.

There’s only two ways to raise those blood levels — sunbathe, or take supplements.

Don’t believe mainstream medicine’s mantra that “chemotherapy” and “radiation” are the only “supplements” that can prevent cancer.

On a mission for your health,

Dr. Mark Stengler

How to avoid pancreatic cancer

They’re called “trace” elements for a reason. Tiny amounts of the right stuff can boost your health and save your life. While even a drop of the wrong stuff can end it.

Now, the latest research shows how these same trace elements can play a major role in your risk of getting or avoiding one of the deadliest forms of cancer on the planet — the pancreatic cancer that’s claimed Steve Jobs, Luciano Pavarotti and Patrick Swayze in recent years.

Let’s start with the good stuff: selenium and nickel. (more…)