Friday, December 13, 2013

Do You Make These Dietary Lifestyle Mistakes?

Dr Murray Mayo Clinic
Over at Awakening Potentials Dr. Tony and Dr. Marcelle have a gentle reminder to avoid the usual or the most common mistakes people make when they are gluten sensitive or celiac.

This article is so important as we have research that shows that just one or more meals or snacks containing gluten a month increases ones death rate by 6% A YEAR! I see it in my practice and I still have a hard time understanding how the modern wheat is so toxic.

And gluten sensitivity is twice as common and has four times the morbidity and mortality. And see more published research by Ludvigsson and Anderson, here and here.
Gluten Sensitivity is not a fad, it is a fact.

Here is an excerpt: Gluten Sensitivity is finally gaining traction. People are becoming aware of the symptoms of Gluten intolerance, and even some medical doctors are aware of this. So what are the symptoms you ask?
 Migraines and Tension Headaches
 Sore Joints, aka arthritis
 Brain Fog
 Skin Rashes
 and of course, Digestive Problems

You can have any or all of the above symptoms, but you need to understand, this is not always a digestive problem.
Here are the common mistakes people make when going gluten free:
  1. Thinking they can cheat “a little bit”. You can’t cheat at all!
  2. Not reading labels. Wheat and gluten are added to almost everything!
  3. Bringing large amounts of “gluten free” products into their diet, too much sugar!
  4. Substituting corn, or rice in large amounts for the missing wheat. Leads to more problems!

Want to gain 20 healthy years to your life then go 100% gluten and grain free, like GAPS diet and protocol to remedy the complications that have occurred, remedy the MTHFR polymorphisms that encourage B vitamin, zinc and magnesium deficiencies. And restore the proper microbiota that are so life giving to us. Read the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome to become educated on how rice, corn and other grains cause leaky gut and destroy the healthy bacteria. 

To Your Health
Dr. Barbara

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Acetaminophen Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Dysfunction When Combined with Alcohol-from Dr. Mercola

Here is another powerful article on Acetaminophen and how and why you should avoid it.
Besides the many listed natural and healthy alternatives mentioned, I also use Metagenics brand Kaprex.

Also reviewed are simple basics for a pain free life, as well as specific treatment modalities.

I'm discussing this as celiac patients and patients with non celiac gluten sensitivity have more pain issues and are at risk of having more negative reactions to drugs. A couple of the reasons are that the liver enzymes that metabolize our food and ingested chemicals are more dysfunctional, one reason being methylation gene abnormalities ( in the 76% range). And celiacs and GS people have low glutathione levels (also from methylation gene abnormalities and malnutrition).

You have got to watch to watch the video at the beginning of the article by Dr. Mercola as it has an easy to understand explanation as to how the accumulation of toxic by products occurs. It's less than 5 minutes in length and it's entertaining.

By Dr. Mercola

Given the fact that acetaminophen (sold under the brand name Tylenol, among others) is one of the most widely used drugs in the world, you might be surprised to learn that taking just a bit too much, on a regular basis, or taking it in combination with alcohol, can have rather significant health risks.

The drug can have adverse effects on your liver and kidneys, and acetaminophen-containing prescription drugs must now carry a warning about the potential for serious and potentially lethal skin disorders.

Acetaminophen can be toxic to your liver, even at recommended doses, when taken daily for just a couple of weeks.1

Sources and References

1 JAMA July 5, 2006: 296(1); 87-93
2 British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2012 Feb;73(2):285-94
3 Medical News Today November 4, 2013
4 141st annual American Public Health Association Meeting, Online Program
5 Hepatology September 1995: 22(3); 767-773
6, Complications of Alcohol
7, Acetaminophen Toxicity
8 Lancet 2009 Oct 17;374(9698):1339-50
9 US FDA August 2, 2013
10 US FDA August 2, 2013
11 Altern Med Rev. 2010 Dec;15(4):337-44.
12 Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity

To Your Health
Dr. Barbara