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Posted @ 7/23/2012 12:22 PM By Terri Wiebold
The truth is that eating butter is good for you. Here are 10 benefits of eating fresh creamery butter:
1) Butter is the most easily absorbable source of Vitamin A, which supports the thyroid and adrenal glands, and in turn, the cardiovascular system.
2) Butter does not lead to excess body fat since its short and medium chain fatty acids are burned quickly and not stored. It also gives a feeling of satiety that may decrease cravings and over-eating.
3) Butter is rich in anti-oxidants including Vitamins A & E and selenium, which protect against heart disease and cancer.
4) Butter is a good source of dietary cholesterol, which serves as an anti-oxidant that repairs damage from free radicals. Cholesterol is also important for brain and nervous system development in children.
5) The saturated fat in butter is made of short and medium chain fatty acids that have anti-tumor properties and strengthen the immune system.
6) Butter contains conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) that protect against cancer.
7) Non-pasteurized butter has an anti-stiffness property called the Wulzen factor. This protects against arthritis, cataracts, and hardening of the arteries.
8) Butter is a good source of highly absorbable iodine, which is necessary for thyroid function.
9) Butter promotes gastro-intestinal health and decreases rates of diarrhea in children.
10) Butter is an excellent source of Vitamin K2, which prevents tooth decay and builds strong bones and teeth.
To further discuss the benefits of incorporating butter into your food plan, make an appointment with me today!
Posted @ 3/21/2011 3:35 PM By Terri Wiebold
I attended a panel at the Integrative Health Care Symposium called “Integrative Oncology Panel: The Environment and Cancer, Observations from the Field.” I learned vital information about cell phone use and our health, and I want to share it with you.
Dr. Devra Davis, PHD, MPH, Mitchell Gaynor, MD, and Susan Luck, RN, HNC, CCN led the panel. Dr. Davis answers many questions about the hazards of cell phones in her book, Disconnect. For more information about cell phone hazards and Dr. Davis’s book, go to www.environmentalhealthtrust.org.
Cell phones are actually 2-way microwave radios, and it has been proven that radiation causes cancer. Brain cancer – the cancer commonly associated with cell phone use – takes a minimum of 10 years to develop. Other forms of cancer have been linked to cell phones, too. In Florida, 5 women in their 20’s were diagnosed with breast cancer. These women all carried cell phones in their sports bras.
If you read the fine print of your cell phone packaging materials, you will find it recommends that the devices be held 5/8” to 1” from the head. It has been shown that using a cell phone for 50 minutes changes the glucose in the brain and disrupts DNA. Although studies have not proven the dangers of cell phones to our health, we cannot afford to wait for absolute proof to address health problems associated with cell phone use!
Children and Cell Phones: 3 out of 4 children under the age of 12 use a cell phone today. Children have a thin skull because they are still developing, and they have less protection against cell phone radiation.
Are cordless phones any better than cell phones? Cordless phones pose their own health risks. M. Havas, PHD, in the Environmental and Resources Studies Department at Trent University showed that 40% of generally healthy volunteers showed marked increases in electrical disturbances of the heart (arrhythmias) following exposure to a cordless phone base station emitting 2.41 GHz pulsed microwave signals. The information was published on October 22, 2010 in a special edition of the European Journal of Oncology.
This information hits very close to home, since we all use cell phones on a daily basis. Contact me for more information on ways to eliminate your exposure to these potential health hazards. Read next week’s entry to learn what you can do to minimize your exposure to the hazards of cell phones while still using a cell phone.
Posted @ 11/15/2010 2:09 PM By Terri Wiebold
Phthalates are chemicals used to make medical packaging, food packaging, and toys. The use of Phthalates has steadily increased since the 1950s. Recent studies have proven that Phthalates migrate out of food packaging materials and into the food, particularly when put in a microwave. (“A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives” by Ruth Winter, M.S.)
Heath problems arise because of chronic exposure to Phthalates. Recent research has found that exposure to Phthalates causes adverse health effects, including:
- Preterm deliveries
- Fetal malformations
- Behavior, emotional and mental ability problems
- Premature sexual development in young girls
- Low sperm counts in males, causing reduced fertility
Studies have also shown that women with high Phthalate levels were 2.2 times more likely to develop breast cancer!
Food is the major source of Phthalates exposure, but Phthalates can also be found in
- Hair products
- Personal care products
Parabens are the most commonly used antimicrobial preservative in the U.S. It is estimated that 75-90% of cosmetics use Parabens. Parabens behave like the hormone, estrogen, in the body. High levels of estrogen contribute to abnormal cell growth, which often results in cancer.
Parabens can be found in products such as
- Hair products
Read labels and ingredient lists on product packaging to determine if Phthalates or Parabens are included. If they are, choose to use different products!
The research continues on ways the environment affects our health. We all need to consciously make choices to live cleaner lives. If you feel toxic or have had an environmental exposure, please contact me to receive treatment to correct chemical imbalances you may be experiencing!