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I worked for a summer as an intern at a Manhattan corporation — most people were making a good amount $175k+ for directors and VP’s probably are well in the quarter million dollar range. During this time, I watched and observed the dietary behaviors of those who were “wealthy” and fit versus those who were in the outer edges where people did not have as much money.
What were my anecdotal findings?
Those who look like they could be on a magazine:
- They do not eat much. They snack on very healthy foods.
- For lunch, this is a fruit cup and maybe a dab of yogurt. Or lunch is actually a skinny latte.
- A $9 fresh vegetable juice is lunch for some; there is nothing special about this that one cannot simply make at home, spending less than $2 on vegetables.
- For dinner, they are eating lean meats with very nutritionally-rich starches (brown rice, quinoa, etc). The portions are simply tiny.
- I concluded that the key is in the portions and not exactly what the diet is. Two bites of something decadent will not do much damage.
Those who are slender and medium-fit:
- They eat a bit more bulk, but the portion sizes are still small compared to “mid-west portions”.
- A salad with lean protein is as much as someone would have for lunch.
- Sometimes a half-salad, a soup, and a sliver of bread and some fruit!
- They all seemed to exercise and treat their bodies like a work project, with a lot of effort, research, and precision.
Sometimes I would go to really nice restaurants. I found that the portion sizes are also tremendously small. I saw no evidence that there was a rich people “magical formula” or “magical foods”. Doctors (some making upwards of millions) are also eating this way.
If you want to be like the demographic who partake in diet fads or worse, there are plenty of bulimic Californians (I was one; sustained massive damage to the body — not worth it!)
To be certain, New Yorkers also take the subway a lot and this involves from walking from the station to the destination. Extra hidden exercise!
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- A good cleanse reboots our whole being.
- Maintaining endurance and energy levels
- Ensuring that your organs, cells and other internal systems function properly
- Keeping proper muscle and skin tone
- Preventing and relieving constipatio
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Makes the digestive system more effective
As the colon is cleansed, it pushes undigested waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. If waste remains in the body for too long, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and illness. A clean colon from a colon detox allows undigested waste to pass easily through your system.
Maintains regularity and prevents constipation
Constipation — especially when it’s chronic — causes a sluggish digestive response, which in turn leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the likelihood that toxins will be released into the bloodstream. It is also a cause of other illnesses and irritations, such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Releasing the toxins from your body is rejuvenating because it refocuses the energy usually used for forcing waste through your intestines to other parts of your body. People who have undergone colon detoxification say they have better blood circulation, more restful sleep and a boost in energy.
Increases the body’s absorption of vitamins and nutrients
A colon that has been cleansed allows only water, vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream, rather than releasing toxins and bacteria through the colon walls. When the colon is detoxified, it clears the way for essential nutrients to filter into your body unobstructed.
Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can cause you to become distracted and lose your concentration. The buildup of mucous and toxins in your colon can keep your body from getting what it needs to function, even if you eat a consistently healthy diet. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and not being able to focus. This has far-reaching ramifications for work, your relationships and your overall health.
Kick-starts weight loss
Foods lacking in fiber move through the digestive tract at one-quarter the pace of high-fiber choices. This slow-moving food produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the intestinal walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with pounds of decaying fecal matter.
Colon cleansing has the potential to aid weight loss; some people claim to have lost up to 20 pounds over the course of a month. The average human colon weighs about four pounds empty and can hold up to eight meals’ worth of food before digestion finally occurs. A colon cleansing can result in significant weight loss and kick-start your metabolism, as well as refocus your attention on better food choices and whole-body wellness.
Decreases risk of colon cancer
All the toxins that you eat, drink, breathe in and absorb through your skin end up being processed by your gastrointestinal system and liver. If they are not forced from your colon and liver as quickly as possible, they can wreak havoc on your body’s systems. By releasing stagnant body waste, you reduce the causes and the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous growths in your colon and gastrointestinal tract.
Colon cleansing, as well as increased fiber intake and healthy food choices, improves regularity and helps keep your weight under control. Fat is estrogen-based, and if too much is present, becoming pregnant becomes more difficult. A colon that is weighed down by years of buildup can also press on the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs in women, causing strain.
Colon cleansing rids the body of many chemicals and toxins that affect the egg and sperm. Many naturopaths recommend that both partners undergo colon cleansing before attempting pregnancy.
Maintains pH balance in the bloodstream
Foods that cause colon blockages are acid-forming — particularly high-protein diets without enough fiber. This leads to general malaise in the body. The tissue of the colon eventually becomes diseased and inflamed, reducing the colon’s ability to do its job, which is to allow only water, minerals and vitamins to pass into the bloodstream. If yeasts, molds, fungus, bacteria, parasites or fecal material enter the bloodstream and connected tissue, the body’s pH will be thrown out of balance.
Improves whole-body well-being
Ridding the colon of waste and toxins by releasing layers of colon buildup can lead to feelings of lightness, strength and overall good health.
The following information is presented for educational purposes only. Medical Marijuana Inc. provides this information to provide an understanding of the potential applications of cannabidiol. Links to third party websites do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations by Medical Marijuana Inc. and none should be inferred.
Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that disrupt proper sleeping habits and thereby adversely affect health. Studies have shown cannabis improves the quality and duration of sleep and helps manage various sleep disorders.
Overview of Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders are disruptions in normal sleeping patterns. Among the most common types of sleep disorders is insomnia, which is the difficulty of falling or staying asleep. Other common types include sleep apnea, which is characterized by breathing interruptions while sleeping, restless legs syndrome, which is the tingling or prickly sensation in the legs, and narcolepsy, which are sudden and irresistible bouts of sleep during the day. Parasomnias, which include nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep talking, wetting the bed, grinding the teeth, night terrors and head banging, can also disrupt proper sleep.
Sleep disorders can adversely affect one’s health and safety. Sleep deprivation decreases physical performance and alertness and impairs memory and cognitive abilities. This can increase the risk of occupational and automobile injuries and prevent participation in activities that require sustained attention. In addition, sleep deprivation and night disruptions can lead to relationship problems.
The method for treating sleeping disorders depends on the type. For some sleeping disorders, simply incorporating regular sleep habits can be effective. Making lifestyle changes, like adjusting one’s exposure to daylight, strategically scheduling naps, and sticking to a set sleeping schedule and routine, often help. For disorders that are caused by a disruption in circadian rhythm, a common treatment method is bright light therapy, which helps to synchronize the body’s clock by exposing the eyes to safe levels of intense light for brief durations throughout the day. Medications and melatonin treatments can help encourage quality sleep and assist in maintaining a proper sleep-wake cycle.
Findings: Effects of Cannabis on Sleep Disorders
Studies have shown that cannabis can improve the quality and duration of sleep and help treat various sleeping disorders. A major cannabinoid found in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), effectively reduces the amount of time it takes those with insomnia to fall asleep (Cousens & DiMascio, 1973). One study found that regular consumers of oral THC fell asleep faster and without difficulty compared to non-consumers (Gorelick, et al., 2013). Another study found that cannabis, when administered acutely, eased the falling asleep process and increased the duration of stage 4 sleep (Schierenbeck, Riemann, Berger & Hornyak, 2008).
THC has also been shown to decrease the number of awakenings throughout the night (Cousens & DiMascio, 1973). An animal trial found that a synthetic cannabinoid similar to THC was affective at attenuating seratonin-induced apnea by relaxing a muscle in the chin and tongue that has been implicated in the cause of the disorder (Calik, Radulovacki & Carley, 2014). Studies have also found that cannabinoids are effective for treating nightmares in military personnel with PTSD (Jetley, Heber, Fraser & Boisvert, 2015) (Fraser, 2009).
A cannabis-based medication, containing both THC and another major cannabinoid found in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), demonstrated in numerous studies to have positive effects on sleep (Russo, Guy & Robson, 2007). One study found that acute CBD treatments were effective in increasing total sleep time (Chagras, et al., 2013).
Most studies, however, have found that CBD possesses alerting properties (Murillo-Rodriguez, et al., 2014) (Nicholson, Turner, Stone & Robson, 2004) (Murillo-Rodriguez, et al., 2011). One study found that CBD, when consumed while the lights were on, effectively increased wakefulness (Murillo-Rodriguez, et al., 2006). As a result, cannabis high in CBD could potentially help in the management of sleep deprivation and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Medical cannabis patients commonly use cannabis specifically for treating sleep disorders. One study found that nearly half of the adults purchasing medical cannabis at a cannabis dispensary were doing so to help manage insomnia. Most of those individuals reportedly preferred strains of cannabis with significantly higher concentrations of CBD (Belendiuk, Babson, Vandrey & Bonn-Miller, 2015).
States That Have Approved Medical Marijuana for Sleep Disorders
Currently, no states have approved medical marijuana for the treatment of early morning disorder. However, in Washington DC, any condition can be approved for medical marijuana as long as a DC-licensed physician recommends the treatment. In addition, a number of other states will consider allowing medical marijuana to be used for the treatment of early morning disorder with the recommendation from a physician. These states include: California (any debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been recommended by a physician), Connecticut (other medical conditions may be approved by the Department of Consumer Protection), Massachusetts (other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician), Nevada (other conditions subject to approval), Oregon (other conditions subject to approval), Rhode Island (other conditions subject to approval), and Washington (any “terminal or debilitating condition”).
Recent Studies on Cannabis’ Effect on Sleep Disorders
- Cannabinoid significantly reduced nightmares in military personnel with PTSD.The efficacy of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, in the treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares: A preliminary randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over design study.
- Synthetic cannabinoid similar to THC found to potentially treat obstructive sleep apnea.Intranodose ganglion injections of dronabinol attenuate serotonin-induced apnea in Sprague-Dawley rat.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24121138)
- THC shown to have sedative properties. CBD found to have alerting properties and effective at counteracting sleepiness.Effect of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on nocturnal sleep and early-morning behavior in young adults.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15118485)
- Cannabis effective at improving mood, pain, muscle spasms, and sleep.A survey of cannabis (marijuana) use and self-reported benefit in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277530/)
Belendiuk, K.A., Babson, K.A., Vandrey, R., and Bonn-Miller, M.O. (2015, November). Cannabis species and cannabinoid concentration preference among sleep-disturbed medicinal cannabis users. Addictive Behaviors, 50, 178-81.
Calik, M.W., Radulovacki, M., and Carley, D.W. (2014, January 1). Intranodose ganglion injections of dronabinol attenuate serotonin-induced apnea in Sprague-Dawley rat. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 190, 20-24.
Chagras, M.H., Crippa, J.A., Zuardi, A.W., Hallak, J.E., Machado-de-Sousa, J.P., Hirotsu, C., Maia, L., Tufik, S., and Andersen, M.L. (2013, March). Effects of acute systemic administration of cannabidiol on sleep-wake cycle in rats. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 27(3), 312-6.
Cousens, K., and DiMascio, A. (1973). (−)δ9 THC as an hypnotic. Psychopharmacologia, 33, 355-364.
Fraser, G.A. (2009). The use of a synthetic cannabinoid in the management of treatment-resistant nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 15, 84-88.
Gorelick, D.A., Goodwin, R.S., Schwilke, E., Schroeder, J.R., Schwope, D.M., Kelly, D.L., Ortemann-Renon, C., Bonnett, D., and Huestis, M.A. (2013, September-October). Around-the-clock oral THC effects on sleep in male chronic daily cannabis smokers. The American Journal on Addictions, 22(5), 510-514.
Jetley, R., Heber, A., Fraser, G., and Boisvert, D. (2015, January). The efficacy of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, in the treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares: A preliminary randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over design study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 585-8.
Murillo-Rodriguez, E., Millan-Aldaco, D., Palomero-Rivero, M., Mechoulam, R., and Drucker-Colin, R. (2006, August 7). Cannabidiol, a constituent of Cannabis sativa, modulates sleep in rats. FEBS Letters, 580(18), 4337-45.
Murillo-Rodriguez, E., Palomero-Rivero, M., Millan-Aldaco, D., Mechoulam, R., and Drucker-Colin, R. (2011, March 14). Effects on sleep and dopamine levels of microdialysis perfusion of cannabidiol into the lateral hypothalamus of rats. Life Sciences, 88(11-12), 504-11.
Murillo-Rodríguez, E., Sarro-Ramírez, A., Sánchez, D., Mijangos-Moreno, S., Tejeda-Padrón, A., Poot-Aké, A., Guzman, K., Pacheco-Pantoja, E., and Arias-Carrión, O. (2014). Potential Effects of Cannabidiol as a Wake-Promoting Agent. Current Neuropharmacology, 12(3), 269–272.
Nicholson, A.N., Turner, C., Stone, B.M., and Robson, P.J. (2004, June). Effect of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on nocturnal sleep and early-morning behavior in young adults. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 24(3), 305-13.
Russo, E.B., Guy, G.W., and Robson, P.J. (2007, August). Cannabis, pain, and sleep: lessons from therapeutic clinical trials of Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 4(8), 1729-43.
Schierenbeck, T., Riemann, D., Berger, M., Hornyak, M. (2008, October). Effect of illicit recreational drugs upon sleep: cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 12(5), 381-9.
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THE HEMP RENAISSANCE
– Reviving History’s Outlawed Secrets
Americans Have Been Misled About Hemp Facts.
The cannabis plant species can be grown as hemp (which has a weak amount of natural THC — the widely known psychoactive property) or marijuana (which over centuries has been selectively bred for higher and higher THC ). Hemp has been grown for over 5,000 years for its fiber – used for rope, twine, fabric and so on. Since at least 1500 BC, hemp has been widely used as medicine. Many scholars believe that the gall and vinegar, or myrrhed wine, offered to Jesus immediately after the crucifixion was, in all probability, a preparation of hemp. Queen Victoria used hemp extracts for menstrual cramps and anxiety. Her reign from 1837-1901 paralleled the explosive growth of hemp based medicines. From 1842 to 1900, cannabis made up half of all medicines sold. From 1850 to 1937, the U.S. Pharmacopeia listed cannabis as the primary medicine to treat more than 100 separate illnesses or diseases.
The Start of Hemp Prohibition.
Unfortunately, Americans have been denied the healing effects of cannabis since Harry Anslinger, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (1931-1962), pushed through legislation that had been crafted in secrecy for 2 years. The result was the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act that made hemp and marijuana illegal for any use. Historians believe Anslinger’s actions were at the behest of Randolph Hearst and Dupont petrochemicals. A machine had been invented to easily strip fiber from hemp. Therefore, high quality paper could now be made cheaper than using traditional wood pulp. Randolph Hearst owned millions of acres of forest land that supplied paper for his newspaper empire. With this new invention, Hearst’s land would be worthless. Dupont was against hemp for a similar reason. Although more expensive to manufacture, hemp fiber was a far superior fiber to the new nylon fiber Dupont was producing. However this same invention would also make hemp fiber less costly to produce; therefore, lowering nylon fiber’s value. Both men would incur large financial losses due to this invention. What if they could stop this threat by outlawing Hemp? Anslinger and others utilized tabloid sensationalism (via Hearst’s newspapers) to convince members of congress and the public of the dangers of hemp using the relatively new word marijuana (Spanish slang for cannabis). The American Medical Association (AMA) and the pharmaceutical industry testified against the Tax Act because cannabis was known to have so many medical uses with no observed side effects. Dr. William Woodward who was both a physician and an attorney for the AMA, testified on their behalf. He said; in effect, that this law passed in ignorance, could possibly deny the world a wonderful medicine, especially now that the medical world was just beginning to discover which ingredients in cannabis were active. Woodward told the committee that the only reason the AMA had not come out sooner against this legislation was that they had not been made aware that the “killer weed” in question was one and the same as the cannabis used in America by the medical community with perfect safety to treat scores of illnesses for over 100 years. Dr. Woodward and the AMA were quickly denounced by Anslinger as well as the entire congressional committee, and curtly excused. At this point cannabis – hemp and marijuana – was 100% illegal and NO further medical studies were done for nearly 30 years world wide due to America’s demonization of this drug.
America Has Been Cheated Out of the Amazing Benefits of Hemp.
Finally in 1964, Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his colleague, Yechiel Gaoni, at the Weizman Institute of Science in Israel, isolated, analyzed and synthesized the main psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Ruth Gallily, a professor emerita of immunology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has studied another main constituent of cannabis that is cannabadiol, or CBD. CBD is non psychoactive and is considered a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety agent. Israeli researchers state CBD can be beneficial for a variety of illnesses and conditions; including but not limited to stress disorders, cancer, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, chronic pain, many neurological disorders, recovery after heart attack and much more. Professor Mechoulam, now 84, stated in an interview that he has been urging producers over the years to grow cannabis with less THC and more CBD. (Nonmedical marijuana growers have little interest because CBD has NO psychoactive properties.) Taking Professor Mechoulam’s advice, a government approved medical marijuana farm, Tikkun Olam, began working on a high CBD and low to no THC strain of cannabis. After years of careful breeding, they developed, Avidekel, a strain rich in CBD but with little to no THC. This break through has allowed tens of thousands of Israelis to enjoy the health benefits of CBD.
Recognizing Hemp’s Potential.
In 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed a U.S. patent on CBD (#6630507) that covers CBD treatment for various neurodegenerative and inflammatory disorders. Because of the February 6, 2004, Federal Court Ruling Nos. 03-71366, 03-71693, every US citizen can legally use CBD (extracted from industrial hemp high in CBD without illegal amounts of THC). The American medical community had come to believe (or been “brain washed”) in the years following the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act that cannabis had no use as a medicine. Only now have they come full circle on cannabis, realizing what their predecessors knew 100 years ago. CBD oil is simply the most exciting outcome from this current thinking regarding cannabis. Their belief is that CBD oil is not negative or illegal but that it should be embraced and used for its many health benefits. As a result of his investigative reporting, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, completely changed his stance on medical marijuana, cannabis and hemp. (Prior to his research, he thought people “needed” medical marijuana to justify getting “high”). Dr. Gupta featured CBD miracle stories in his special documentary series called “Weed” that first aired in 2013. The world was astonished by the people he profiled and the positive effects CBD oil has proven to have on human health. Dr. Mehmet Oz, known from “Oprah” and current host of his own TV show and ABC News Chief, Health and Medical Editor, Dr. Richard Besser have also been convinced of the beneficial properties of CBD.
Be amazed at the discoveries about the properties of CBD Hemp Oil… Search the Web for more information!
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The world we live in now is changing rapidly. The normal state of affairs is not the static and stationary that we sometimes view our lives to be, but of flux and flow. The sayings of Heraclitus remind us of this process: “Nothing endures but change,” “There is nothing permanent except change,” “All is flux, nothing stays still.”Civilizations manifest change, movement, paradoxes, ambiguities, and contradictions. Society can not afford to stagnate, otherwise it will collapse. A living society requires a continual movement of energy and adaptation.
The world we inhabit now was never meant to be our destination or to serve as a permanent state, simply because it is not sustainable. The last 150 years especially have been an accelerating ride fueled by an over-reliance upon constant growth and exploitation that could never be sustainable in the long run. The reason why human society has (relatively speaking) come so far so fast is that we’ve had an unprecedented spurt of growth that we’ve exploited to the max.
Like a rocket ship that burns its booster fuel to get it into orbit, our societies (especially those that developed out of the western Industrial Revolution) have been burning the booster fuel these past 150 years to get us where we are. We are now in global orbit — yet there’s precious little fuel left. Or rather, fuel of the same type and source. However, another point largely overlooked is that the view from orbit is vastly different than it is from the ground. We can see more of the bigger picture. The view from orbit has a deep effect on our perceptions — it shifts us from a place of limited ground-based perception to a place of extended perception. Yet we first need to accept we are in orbit — in a new “space” — before the new perceptions can begin to kick in and alter the way we look at things.
A major issue we face is that humanity, in general, is so conditioned that many want to bring back a certain status quo, even after it has vanished. Change is occurring faster than our textbooks can keep up, even faster than what is taught in our education systems. We can never go back from this point onwards as there is no world to go back to. It no longer exists — it has been transformed whilst we have been living in it. Just as fish that swim in the river, the water is never the same as it is continually flowing. No fish ever swims in the same spot of water twice, unless it is within either contained or stagnant water.
A key factor during the next couple of decades is that three generations of people will be sharing an activated awareness of the emerging perceptual shift. The teenagers and young people who were around during the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, who heard of it and maybe even followed its happening, were some of the first wave to tune into the shift of the new energies. Their parents, who were the war generation, have largely been unable to recalibrate for the energetic change. The “Harmonic Convergence” generation, who were perhaps 15-30 at the time, will now be in the 40-55 age bracket. Many of these will have already begun families and thus seeded a new generation, who may be somewhere in the 15-30 age bracket (if we take 25 as the average age for beginning a family). At present this second generation is the most “consciously aware” of the perceptual and energetic change now occurring since they were already born into a planet with a different energetic signature. Thus, they arrived already “hard-wired” for the change. Over the next couple of decades this aware generation will seed the third generation, who will become even greater agents of change as they will all arrive with a completely different range of consciousness, entirely suited to the new energies of the 21st century. Therefore, by 2030, the three generations will look something like this:
• First Generation: 58-73
• Second Generation: 33-48
• Third Generation: 8-23
The third generation will usher in a new society that will emerge from the ashes of the present one, and it will seem equally incomprehensible and unacceptable to the older generation as well as to the people who are today the younger generation. That is why I term this new generation the Phoenix Generation as they will rise from the ashes of our old social systems. Many of today’s youth, fragmented into delinquents and forward-thinking progressives, will appear largely ineffectual just as the old system now crumbling appears to us to be hierarchical, hypocritical, and stultifying. The “phoenix generation” will refuse to accept the belief systems dogmatically maintained by current societies; they will exhibit a frame of reference beyond the box that has been stifling us to date. The “phoenix generation” will have an altered perspective and set of perceptions. They won’t adapt to change — they will be born as change. They are the fully-wired change agents needed to bring the new social structures into being. They will also represent the new thinking — the new consciousness — that will signify our new global societies.
The world is now outliving and moving beyond mechanical systems, and beyond the hypocrisy of commercial “spirituality” that conditions people to accept ludicrous claims and fantasy. The “phoenix generation” is likely to understand that society and spirituality are mutually complementary, and that both require vision combined with discipline and action in order to manifest the future.
As the saying goes: A few transformed people can transform millions; millions of untransformed people can do — or be — next to nothing.
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The world is waking up and people are becoming aware of the dangers that GMO food products pose to themselves and their loved ones. But one member of the family might have been forgotten – your pet.
Richard Palmquist is the Director of Integrative Health Services at Centinela Veterinarian Hospital in Inglewood, California, and he is the President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He is an author, blogger, and internationally recognized advocate on the dangers of genetically modified food sources.
According to his observation, hyper-permeability syndrome, or leaky gut, is the leading cause of veterinarian visits for household pets. Palmquist believes that this is a direct symptom of the GM pet food that dominates the industry (and thus, he reasons that humans too are susceptible to the abuses that can come from genetic modification).
Organic pet foods are currently available, but often difficult to find, and they are much more expensive than other pet foods. While Palmquist encourages that pets eat organic food as a way to avoid the slew of diseases and allergies that can come from ingesting GM food, even this route will not last unless greater action is taken. This is because the altered DNA of these foods is broken down by the digestive bacteria within a stomach into fragments of genetic material.
These fragments are synthesized within the genetic makeup of the bacteria, thus changing their structure into something entirely unnatural and potentially dangerous. Palmquist believes that further study will show that these genes are slowly being released into the air and spreading, which will cause the total destruction of the organic food market as these sources are contaminated.
Palmquist delivers this information not to scare pet owners, but to encourage individuals to demand facts about where their food comes from. The issue of choice has been a big one in the GMO debate. One’s consequences should have a clear connection to one’s choices. When the ability to make that choice is jeopardized, as in the case of unlabeled and non-researched GMOs, that basic tenant of freedom is compromised. Then, think of those poor pets that have to rely on educated owners to make the best decision for their care. It’s time for something to change.
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25 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Drink Lemon Water Every Day
1. Lemon water can lessen your chance of having a stroke, according to the American Heart Association
2. It can give you clear skin and reduce signs of aging, including diminishing the signs of fine lines and wrinkles
3. Detoxes and cleanses the system according to a study on lemon water’s ability to improve the natural function of the liver
4. It can improve your mood and stabilize emotions
5. Balances your body’s natural pH levels
6. Lessens joint inflammation and relieves pain
7. Lemon water can help with hangovers
8. Keeps you fuller longer, staving off hunger
9. Eliminates constipation
10. Lemon water keeps your breath fresh
11. It keeps your respiratory system functioning optimally
12. Lemon water prevents urinary tract infections
13. It keeps you hydrated and prevents adrenal fatigue
14. Regulates your metabolism
15. Lemon water enhances brain power
16. It strengthens your immune system
17. Reduces mucus buildup
18. Cleans out your intestines
19. Enhances digestive health
20. Increases your overall health
21. It can get rid of a high fever
22. Lemon water can prevent kidney stones
23. It helps you breathe better
24. Lemon water can alleviate headaches
25. It literally makes you feel lighter and healthier overall
IN ADDITION TO THESE FACTS, HERE ARE SOME MORE LESSER KNOWN TIDBITS ABOUT LEMON.
- Lemon is one of nature’s top seven potassium sources. Potassium is a mineral that promotes clear thinking and aids in normalizing blood pressure, and when paired with sodium, it can regulate the body’s water balance.
- Lemon has been known to act as an insect repellent.
- Gargle with the juice of one lemon plus an equal amount of hot water for an antibacterial mouthwash.
- A tablespoon of fresh lemon juice has only four calories.
- Christopher Columbus brought citrus trees to Haiti in 1493.
- Lemon trees can grow up to 20 feet tall.
- In the Victorian age, lemon trees were a sign of wealth and prestige.
- Fully grown lemon trees can produce up to 600 pounds of lemons per year.
- Fashionistas from the Renaissance era used lemon juice to redden their lips.
- Cattle will choose to eat lemons rather than oranges, grapefruits, apples, and peaches.
In a time when many people are going back to eating natural, healthier food that nourishes their bodies, there is no better food to add to your nutrition plan than lemon. One of the best and easiest ways to add lemon into your diet is in your water.
Many people want to improve their health, feel more energized, and look younger and more vibrant, and what better way to achieve this than by adding a little fresh lemon to your water in the mornings?
The disease-preventing properties of lemon and the hydration from the water make this a powerful healthy duo. If you don’t already drink warm lemon water in the mornings, make tomorrow your day to add this small but life-changing habit to your daily routine!