Eggs False - that the eggs we eat is converted directly to blood cholesterol.
Many studies have shown that the intake of eggs makes no difference to our cholesterol levels.
Dietary cholesterol reduces the body’s production of cholesterol. More than 80% of the cholesterol in your blood is produced in your liver.
There is ‘strong evidence to show that the effects of cholesterol rich foods on blood cholesterol are small and clinically insignificant.’
The strong message that eggs are bad for us originated in the US in the 1970s. ‘Scores of studies have confirmed the value of eggs, which are quite possibly the world’s most perfect food; the yolk is the most nutritious part.’
A study in 2013 from researchers at the University of Connecticut showed people on a low-carb diet, eating whole eggs, even on a daily bases, improved insulin sensitivity and other cardiovascular risk parameters.
The whole egg contains all the essential amino acids we need to survive, vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants known ‘to protect the eyes’. They contain ample choline which is very important for aiding helping healthy brain function as well as pregnancy.
Anthony William has a different perspective on eggs. He tells us that eggs feed viruses, especially the Epstein Bar Virus, which many of us have dormant in our body. He recommends to avoid eggs for this reason. Epstein Bar Virus causes many different symptoms of many different illness in our body.
References: Grain Brain
By Dr David Perlmutter
Dr Perlmutter is a Board certified neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, the only doctor in the country with both these credentials.
Medical Medium by Anthony William
Jonathan Wright MD says most medicine used for asthma causes side effects. Even with modern medicine, many people still have bad asthma or low level of breathing difficulties.
When having an attack, muscles around the airways tighten up and less air gets in. Inflammation increases, airways become swollen and narrow and it gets harder to breathe. The person feels they are suffocating. In severe cases not enough oxygen gets to vital organs. You can die from asthma. 4000-5000 people die from it each year. For 7000 more people (in the US), it is a contributing factor towards their death.
Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the pathways that carry air in and out of the lungs. The airways become inflamed and sensitive to substances in the air, food or environment. It is an immunological problem. The immune system overreacts and leads to inflammation in the lungs and narrowing of air passages.
Allergies and asthma are inflammatory disorders. Eat a diet high in natural anti inflammatory foods, lots of veggies and some fruit.
Quercetin helps with asthma. The ‘Nutrition in Cancer ‘ journal called quercetin ‘the most important flavonoid ‘. It is a powerful anti inflammatory. It helps calm allergies and asthma. It is found in onions, apples, berries, tea, red wine and supplements. Polyphenols are in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are a class of polyphenols.
Quercetin has a unique molecular structure that impacts the immune system and reacts against cancer cells. It Is recommended by David Neiman PhD.
High consumption of apples can protect against asthma because of the quercetin in the peel. Quercetin is linked to reduction in heart disease and lung cancer. It has a protective effect
*Quercetin stabilises the mast cells that puts out histamine.
Quercetin and bromelain is a good combination.
Asthma and allergies are related to emotional stress. Anxiety and stress are common asthma triggers. They make the symptoms of an asthma attack worse. Stress management is important.
Buteyko breathing is good for asthma.
Food or pollens can trigger asthma. Dairy products are the worst, then eggs, chocolate, wheat, corn, citrus fruit and fish and tartrazine (yellow dye #5).
Supplements for Asthma
Quercetin 500mg twice daily with bromelain
Magnesium 300-600 mg daily
Vitamin B6 50-200mg daily. Vitamin C 1000-3000 mg daily
Selenium 200 mcg daily
This eBook takes a natural approach to improving your health, especially if you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). CFS is also referred to by different names around the world. It is called ME and Fibromyalgia and CFIDS.
Jacob Teitelbaum MD, a well known world expert on CFS, thinks that there may be many causes of CFS/Fibromyalgia. However the most important thing is for people to start to sleep well, control their pain, to start feeling healthy and be part of a community. Dr Teitlebaum had CFS himself as a young man and has specialised in treatment of the illness using a natural approach.
In my ebook I also use a natural approach to improving health. Medical men seemed to have no answers and I was left to myself to find simple, natural things that worked for me. I share this information in my ebook. I tell the story of my experience with CFS/Fibromyalgia. For a long time it seemed that I would not get better but gradually my health improved.
There are different levels of CFS. Some people feel tired for a few months, some are racked with pain in every nook and cranny, joint and muscle of their body and others suffer from prolonged sore throat, sinusitis and chest infections for months or years on end.
Here are some suggestions of different modalities you can try from crystal healing to flower essences to homeopathy to herbs.
You choose. It's your body, your life.
Rotate clothing in the cupboard to keep it fresh
Keeping your Cupboards FREE from Musty Smells
Have you ever experienced a draining feeling when you walk into an Op Shop (secondhand clothing shop)? Have you ever smelt an overpowering musty smell when walking into an old shed or basement? Have you started sneezing in these places?
Our cupboards can get this musty smell too and if they do it also gets into our clothing and sheets. Mustiness can bring on an asthma attack or overpowering sneezing and affect those with tendencies to great fatigue. We wish to stay as healthy as possible, boosting our health in we are unwell. Here are some tips.
Rotating Clothing & Linen
To keep your clothing in your cupbards free from that musty smell which is so bad for people with CFS, CFIDS, ME, Fibromyalgia and a load of other auto immune illnesses, rotating can help.
By rotating I mean when you replace your freshly washed clothing in the cupboard, place it at the bottom of the pile. Then use new clothing from the top of the pile. This way the older clothes are always at the top and you keep the pile of clothing cycling through.
This is also important in your linen cupboard and bathroom cupboard. Keep face washers and towel rotated, putting the freshly washed goods at the bottom of the pile.
Discard Unused Linen & Clothing
This rotation will not help you hugely if you have an enormous pile of sheets or clothes. Therefore, go through your cupboard twice a year and discard what you do not wear or use. Keep your stack of clothing and sheets small so that they are recycled regularly. If you have an excess quantity which you do want to keep, wash them regularly and hang them out in the sunshine to dry.
In the old days the washerwomen used to spread the delicates over lavender bushes to dry in the sun. This way they also smelt pretty when they were returned to the cupboard. You could add a few drops of aromatherapy oil to your wash load if it suits you.
Musty Cupboards, Allergies and CFS
Have a great day
Wash baby clothes so they stay fresh and clean
Time to wash all the clothes in my cupboard again!
I pulled a summer nightie out of the cupbaord last night and it had not been worn for six months. I am not the sort of fanatical housekeeper that washes all the clothes in my cupboard even though I do not wear them. They sit in my cupboard until the season is right and I am ready for them again. I am sure I am not the only person who does this.
However my breath is taken away when I take a stored item of clothing from the cupboard. Over the years I have had asthma attacks from this and become very ill from going through old boxes with musty odours. I recommend that people with allergies, asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, CFIDS, ME and any other auto immune disease stay clear of anything musty.
If you have to sort through musty goods then use a mask to prevent inhaling airborne particles.
Things that go Musty
This includes clothing in a wardrobe, linen in a closet, musty books in boxes at home or in a Secondhand bookshop, or clothing in Op shops or anything stored in the back of your garage that has not been disturbed for a long time. All these have old stored goods and can get this musty smell. If you have a basement or unused shed in the back yard be aware of these too.
Precautions for Change of Season
When the season is changing it is a good time to take out all your clothing for the next season and give it a wash. Wash down the cupboard it is stored in then it will stay fresh for the next few months.
The same goes for the linen in your cupboard. Take out the stored sheets and wash them all, wash the cupboard and replace them.
I have had to do this for years, not because I am a fussy housekeeper, because, believe me I am not. I have had to do this for my health and for my family.
Occasionally I have forgotten to do this and needed a sheet for my bed or a nightgown that had not been washed for a few months. I have wondered how I would get through the night with this musty smell around me. So take precautions and care for your health and that of your loved ones.
Preparing for a new Baby
Young mothers often store clothing used by a previous child waiting for the next addition to the family. This can sometimes take a few years to happen. This clothing for a newborn needs extra care. A tiny baby cannot tell you that it feels unwell if you wrap it in a musty rug or lie it on musty sheets. Give these clothes and bedclothes and bunnyrugs extra care. Washing these clothes twice with a good airing on the outdoor clothes line in the sunshine for a couple of times makes extra sure the clothes are fresh for your new baby.
Often other young mums who feel they will not be extending their family give their used baby clothes to others. If you receive some of these gifts make sure this clothing and wrapping rugs are thoroughly cleaned too.
Have a great day and work towards being healthy.
Jeans are usually made of cotton
Natural Clothing is Better for our Health
People with allergies and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and any immune system disorder are especially recommended to wear natural clothing.
Natural clothing means wearing clothes made from natural fibres, NOT man made fibres.
Natural fibres include cotton, wool, linen, hemp, bamboo, tencel, sisal, alpaca, cashmere, jute.
Natural fibres let the body ‘breathe’, that is, the air can penetrate these natural fibres. They also act to draw moisture away from the body. Bamboo and cotton are particularly good at this and bamboo is better than cotton.
Clothing made from bamboo is actually healthier for us than clothing made from cotton, that is unless you use cotton that is organically grown.
Bamboo is actually classed as a grass and grows up to 4 feet or about 1.2 metres a day. It is very hardy and does not need chemicals to kill off pests on it during its growth.
Cotton, however, is grown using huge amount of pesticides. Some of these pesticides must still be attached to the cotton clothing we wear. This is why clothing made from organic cotton is much better for us. It is more expensive but better for our health.
However, wearing cotton clothing is better for us that wearing clothing made from synthetic materials.
Synthetic materials are made from petroleum oil based products. Plastics are made from these oil based products. Did you ever think that your synthetic clothing is a first cousin to plastic bags from the supermarket or the plastic drink bottles?
Whenever Annie wore nylon stockings she nearly tore her hair out with irritation, especially when the weather was warm. They made her tense all over. As soon as she reached home, the first thing she did was take off her stockings and breathe a sigh of relief. Synthetic clothing did the same to her. It made her itch all over and she felt incredibly hot when she wore it. Annie soon realised that she might be able to get away with wearing something synthetic in the cooler months of the year, but just had to wear cotton clothing during the warmer months.
Also, whenever Annie wore synthetic clothing, she was full of static electricity. She would get shocks whenever she got out of the car and touched to door to close it. Annie felt in a much better state of mind when she wore clothing made out of natural fibres.
The airways in the lungs close during an asthma attack
Warning: Always take your medication as prescribed by your medical practitioner.
What happens when you have an asthma attack
When you experience an asthma attack, the airways in your lungs contract, that is, get smaller and tighter. This makes it harder for the air to get in and out. The airways become inflamed and fill with mucous. This mucous blocks the airways even more.
Why do your airways contract?
Your airways are more likely to contract when you are anxious, have a viral infection or are exposed to allergens. Allergens are something that upsets your system. Your reaction to the allergens is a tightening of your airways.
There are many allergens that can affect people. They can be specific or varied. You may react only to one thing, or you may react to many different things. Everybody id different.
If your immune system is lowered you are more likely to react to more and more triggers.
Some common triggers are pollen, smoke, dust, chemicals, cold air, latex or aspirin. Find out your own triggers and avoid them if you can.
How to Boost your Health
By boosting your immune system and general overall health hopefully you will be able to say goodbye to asthma.
Take a Magnesium supplement. Magnesiun is known as 'the great relaxer'. It relaxes the muscles and vessels in your body. By having a plentiful supply of magnesium in your body, the muscles and airways are relaxed, not tight and ever on the alert for the nect thing that will come along to trigger a reaction. Very many people do not have enough magnesium in their body because our diet does not supply it any more.
It is generally recommended to take at least 400mg of magnesium daily. Take this in divided doses. One in the morning and one at night.
Vitamin C is another important natural remedy. It is an antioxidant. Our bodies do not make Vitamin C. Guinea pigs are also not able to make vitamin C and need a replacement. All other mammals can produce their own vitamin C. Who would have thought we had a similarity to a guinea pig?
Selenium is a mineral, a trace element and another important supplement. We need very little of trace elements in our body, but we still need them. Take up to 200mcg. Notice this is mcg which means micrograms. It is a much smaller quantity than milligrams. Check any other vitamin/mineral mix you may be taking as selenium is dangerous if you take too much. 200 mcg is enough. Selenium is also good for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or ME or any other immune system illness.
Other articles that you may find interesting about asthma
Are You Worse for Windy Weather?
Asthma and Magnesium
Asthma and Tissue Salts
Mould can bring on Asthma
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This display board is made from MDF but well sealed
Health Risks of MDF
Medium Density Fibreboard, or MDF for short, is the wooden product many artists use when they paint in folk art style, Tole painting or Decorative painting.
It is a manufactured wood product containing chemicals that may be hazardous to humans.
The original wood is finely powdered then bonded together with resins and bonding agents. It may also be made retardant to fire, water or atains - with chemicals.
Toxic Chemicals are a Major Health Risk
The main chemical used to form the MDF is formaldehyde.
Symptoms experienced by different people from MDF are
Toxic chemicals are often considered carcinogens, that is, cancer causing agents.
Other Uses for MDF
MDF is often used in building these days too. I was told by medical professionals involved in Environmental Medicine 17 years ago that MDF gives off gases from the chemicals used to make it, for about 30 years.
MDF should never be burnt in a fire, especially an indoor fireplace, because of the chemicals it gives off.
When Artists paint on this board, they also do a lot of sanding. This fine dust can get in your lungs producing irritation and asthma. Always use a mask when sanding this wood.
Children and MDF
Don't use MDF board around children or in their bedrooms. They spend a lot of time in their bedrooms sleeping and playing and they are breathing in the toxic gases all the time. Young children are readily susceptible to chest infection. You don't want to aggravate this.
Increasingly articles of furniture are made from MDF. Kitchen cupbards and shelving are among the myriad items created from MDF. The powdered dust that is the result of cutting and sanding this board are also dangerous. If you are in this industry, make sure to wear a mask. It is better to wear a mask now than to die of lung disease later on.
Sense or No Sense?
Recently I was in a factory where they made furniture. A man was spraying a piece of wooden furniture with varnish (chemical of course). He had on a mask, however the mask was keeping his neck warm instead of covering his mouth and nose!
People with Chemical sensitivities can be allergic to paint
Allergies and Paint
I LOVED to paint. It was my life. If you read my book, Allergies and Chronic Fatigue A Natural Approach, you will know that from a very young age I have been fascinated with painting, whether it is transforming and beautifying a door or wall or decorating a canvas, piece of paper or some wood.
Throughout my book you will see that every time I was exposed to paint from childhood, I became very ill. We now know this as chemical allergies.
Modern paint is full of chemicals. Goodness knows what they were full of in the 'Old' days. I passed my thirties a good while ago.
Paint contains a good dose of chemicals including toluene and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These are BAD for people with allergies to chemicals.
My Painting Career
For many years I painted - artistically - up to 12 hours a day with artists acrylics. I would not use artists oil paints as the brushes had to be cleaned in turpentine - another strong smelling chemical. One video I watched of an artist explaining how to paint even used petrol to clean his brushes!!!!!
Now I thought I could get away with these tubes of acrylic paints. After all it said on the plastic tube 'Non toxic'. Mmmm. To whom?
I painted folk art style and still love this simplistic version of painting. This style is often painted on wood or tin. The background has to be painted first. Here come the larger quantities of paint. Get the picture?
I also used to mix large quantities of background colour for my students - I taught painting for years too. Painting classes were a delight for me but I found that going home after a couple of classes I was totally drained. I had been exposed to paint from 12 students for 5 hours.
Well eventually my chemical allergies all came to a head and I ended up in bed - for years. But here I am.
My style of painting has changed a lot over the years, as happens. I used watercolour paint for a while as very little paint or pigment is used. It is different to acrylic paints. Now I can use acrylics again, but I will never use them to the extent of before.
If you have chemical sensitivities be careful with acrylic artist's paint too. It is not only the paint in the tubes but the tubes themselves are made out of plastic - more on that another day. People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) need to be careful.
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With Spring time is full swing here in Australia I would like to share with you something that makes me happy when I get up each day. We have just passed equal day and equal night, a big event in itself, although it often goes unnoticed.
My husband's aunt used to say that people often got sick when the temperatures were rising. Going from the cold of winter to the warmth of spring can affect some people.
Also, at the end of winter our Vitamin D levels could be at their lowest. We make Vitamin D in our body from sunshine. This is why sunshine is so important. Vitamin D helps us absorb Calcium. It also helps keep depression at bay.
We always feel better when the sun shines. Because there has been less sunlight over winter some people get SADS. This is a depression that comes about because of lack of light. It is more prevalent and severe in the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere, merely because more people live there. People live there because there is land at these latitudes. In the southern hemisphere we do not have a mass of land at high latitudes. People with SADS benefit from being exposed to a full spectrum light each day throughout winter.
Hay Fever is another illness that comes in spring. It comes about because of all the pollen in the air from the flowers and from the hot windy weather.
Enough of that - enjoy some pictures of Spring time in my garden.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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