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Interesting Information: Mercola Post: Commercial Bone Broths

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November 9, 2017

Mercola Post:  Commercial Bone Broths

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am a very strong advocate for high-quality bone broths.  These long-simmered broths contain the collagen/gelatin that is, sadly, so missing from our current diets–which don’t involve eating “nose to tail” and COOKING.

Many folks I read claim that the lack of collagen/gelatin in current diets is one factor in the rampant joint failures people are experiencing.

While it is terrific that the market is now supplying bone broths BE CAREFUL with them.  They must be made from organic, grass-fed animal bones, not from the bones of animals in the Confined Agricultural Food System (CAFO).  I would also add that recent testing of the bones of animals in that system have shown that the collagen/gelatin contains glysophate.  And Mercola, below, cites other contaminants.  Pause for a moment, as well, and think about all the gel caps on current supplements you might be taking.

MAKE SURE ANY BONE BROTH YOU BUY IS ORGANIC.

Here’s a synopsis from the blog post:

Story at-a-glance

  • Dull, wrinkled, sagging skin and dry, brittle hair and nails are common signs of aging, which in large part can be attributed to the loss of collagen that occurs naturally with age
  • Your body cannot produce the essential amino acids that make up collagen, so you must obtain them through your diet. Collagen supplements have become a popular way to combat age-related loss of collagen
  • Recent testing reveals popular collagen and bone broth products contain a number of potentially hazardous contaminants, including antibiotics, prescription drug metabolites, parabens, steroids and insecticides
  • These contaminants suggest the collagen is sourced from animals raised in CAFOs. To avoid exposure to CAFO-related contaminants, make sure the product is USDA “100% Organic” and/or certified grass fed by the AGA
  • Gelatin is what you get when you cook collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen requires more intensive processing. While both contain the same amino acids, they have different chemical properties and therefore differ in how you can use them.

Here’s the link to the whole post:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/23/nonorganic-collagen-products.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20171023Z1&et_cid=DM165698&et_rid=93805854ey%20Tracke

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November 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

Interesting Information: Mercola Post: Diet Sodas Are NOT What You Think

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November 9, 2017

Mercola Post:  Diet Sodas Are NOT What You Think

This Dr. Mercola post about diet sodas came though on my email feed the other day.

Here’s a synopsis taken from the blog post:

Story at-a-glance

  • By lowering appetite suppressant chemicals and encouraging sugar cravings, artificial sweeteners raise your odds of weight gain. They also promote insulin resistance and related health problems, just like sugar
  • Two years ago, a consumer group asked the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to investigate Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and other companies for false advertising
  • Class-action lawsuits have now been filed against Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc., charging them with false advertising for the deceptive use of the word “diet”
  • By using the word “diet” in their brands and advertising, a reasonable consumer would think the drinks are a diet or weight loss aid — a notion refuted by scientific evidence
  • Each of the three lawsuits cover a class of consumers living in New York, who between October 16, 2011, and present day purchased Coca-Cola, Pepsi or Dr Pepper brand diet beverages.  

Here’s the link.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/31/soda-makers-false-advertising.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20171031Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM164232&et_rid=103497905

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November 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

Interesting Information: Minamata Convention on Mercury: Banning of Amalgam in Dentistry

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Interesting Information:  September 6, 2017

Minamata Convention on Mercury:  Banning of Amalgam in Dentistry

The bad news is that I had to have a crown replaced in order to fix a cavity beneath the crown.

Ugh!

High, high stress as I did not know how I would react to the novocaine and fear that I might land up in the hospital, where medical smells would make everything worse.

Folks on the Facebook Histamine Intolerance group suggested a novocaine without epinephrine, and my dentist agreed to use it.

The good news is that all went well and an old “silver” filling was removed in the process.  I was in the chair for almost two hours–it was a messy, difficult procedure.  I am now waiting for the crown to be finished so it can be installed.

I have posted about “silver” fillings being 50% mercury before this post.  These fillings “off-gas” every time one chews, which can cause chronic health problems.  Mercury is terribly poisonous for human beings.

Here is a progress report on what is being done here and in Europe to stop the use of “silver” fillings.

Source: Minamata Convention on Mercury: Banning of Amalgam in Dentistry

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September 6, 2017 at 9:46 am

Interesting Information: Mercury in “Silver” Dental Fillings

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Interesting Information:  August 30, 2017

Mercury in “Silver” Dental Fillings

Did you know that “silver” fillings are FIFTY PERCENT mercury?

I didn’t.

Mercury is one of the most toxic things on this earth.  As you chew, the mercury in these fillings off-gasses fumes that can make you chronically sick.  I’ve been working to get rid of all of them in my mouth, and all are gone but three under crowns–where I hope they are contained as I’m not removing and replacing crowns unless I have to.

The EU is banning “silver” fillings for children under 15 and pregnant women as of 2018.  And about 50% of USA dentists are “on the job” of not using mercury fillings and removing them.

Dr. Joseph Mercola has posted two articles on mercury in dentistry recently.  Here they are.

Source: Minamata Convention on Mercury: Banning of Amalgam in Dentistry

Source: This Common Product Is Poisoning the Next Generation

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August 30, 2017 at 10:11 am

Interesting Information: I Love Homeopathy

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Interesting Information:  June 20, 2017

I Love Homeopathy

I didn’t know a thing about homeopathy until I moved to Maine in 2004.

I am a convert.  For sure.

It’s my first line of defense for body issues.

And as time has gone by, I am more and more wedded to this form of healing–having tried it for 13 years now.

What I like is that homeopathy works WITH the body, not against (cut, poison, burn) its healing modalities.

I can tell you that I used to get EXTREME reactions to poison ivy–such that it would run all over my body in huge, weeping sores that would take weeks and weeks to heal.  I no longer have poison ivy–yet am exposed to it all the time via the woods and an active rat terrier who runs through it on a regular basis.

I could go on.

At the end of May, I came down with shingles.  (Oh dear god!)  A week later my blisters were dry and healing.  I then had nerve and muscle pain and ITCHING, but my case has been nothing like what I have witnessed other people having.  My homeopath got me right on to one of the major shingles remedies, and that made all the difference.  Next, she moved to a number of other remedies.  And my energy person suggested vitamin E for the itching.  I found a very clean product on Joseph Mercola’s web site, and the itching is almost gone now.  (Most commercial vitamin E is made from soy, has a lot of ingredients I could not tolerate with my histamine intolerance issues, AND according to Mercola these products do not have balanced forms of vitamin E so can inhibit absorption of other nutrients.

Homeopathy is also well respected in much of Europe, as near as I can tell.  And is covered under many health care plans, as near as I can tell.  Coverage is probably is site specific though.  I don’t really know.

Anyway, here’s a good article if you are curious:

 

Homeopathy is here to stay. Despite relentless criticism from skeptics and fundamentalists, homeopathy has withstood the test of time.

Source: In Defense of Homeopathy | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry

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June 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

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Interesting Information: “What a year with a single tree reveals about climate change – The Boston Globe”

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Interesting Information:  June 3, 2017

Plants and Climate Change

SIL Maryann Enright brought me the article below on her last visit.

I do hope you read it–especially as this week Trump announced he is withdrawing the USA from the Paris Accords and is presently refusing to clarify whether or not he still believes climate change is a “hoax.”

Plants hold the keys to some really important information about how Earth functions–or should function if we would stop destroying that which we do not yet understand.

I started reading about the incredible sophistication of plants with herbalist Stephen Buhner’s books.  I was blown away by what I was reading–how smart plants are, how they use chemicals to communicate, how they manage their environments, and so on.  There is an entry from 2013 here on the blog about Stephen Buhner’s information/books.  You can use the search button on the right sidebar to get to it if the link below does not work.  This work is scientific, of the Nobel Prize winning kind.

Meanwhile, take a look at Lynda V. Mapes article from The Boston Globe Magazine (April 30, 2017).   She recounts an interesting study, made among other ongoing interesting studies.

 

Source: What a year with a single tree reveals about climate change – The Boston Globe

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Interesting Information: Belief Systems and “You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you – The Oatmeal”

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Interesting Information:  June 3, 2018

Belief Systems and

“You’re Not Going To Believe What I’m About To Tell You”

A friend sent me this little comic book exploration of belief systems and how we physically react when our own belief systems are challenged.

It’s fascinating.  And, well done I think.  Well worth a view and some afterthought.  Especially since our belief systems operate in incredibly powerful ways in our lives–and not always for the better.

Enjoy!

Source: You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you – The Oatmeal

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June 3, 2017 at 11:03 am