Children who eat more than 12 hot dogs per month have nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia, a University of Southern California epidemiologist reports in a cancer research journal.
Two other reports in the same issue of Cancer Causes and Control also suggest that children born to mothers who eat at least one hot dog per week during pregnancy have double the normal risk of developing brain tumors, as do children whose fathers ate hot dogs before conception.
Amla berry, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is an amazing fruit that contains a phenomenal amount of vitamin C and antioxidants such as ellagic acid and quercetin. It is also high in vitamins A & B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, chromium, and phosphorus. Amla can significantly boost the immune system and protect the body from chronic illness and disease. It is particularly beneficial for urinary tract infections, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and blood disorders. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties making it essential for autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, cardiomyopathy, lupus, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Amla also contains potent anti-mutagenic and anti-proliferative properties which can be vital in the prevention of cancer. It is also very good at alkalinizing the stomach and removing acidosis and is known to enhance food absorption and regulate elimination making it an excellent digestive aid.
Everyone wants to look young and healthy. But wrinkles appear with age, usually as a result of the skin becoming thinner, losing elasticity and becoming more vulnerable to damage. Many of the foods that we have been told are good for us in actual fact may cause degeneration.
Foods which usually cause degeneration and aging are:
Celery is a strongly alkaline food that helps to counteract acidosis, purify the bloodstream, aid in digestion, prevent migraines, relax the nerves, reduce blood pressure, and clear up skin problems. Celery contains compounds called coumarins which are known to enhance the activity of certain white blood cells and support the vascular system. Celery’s rich organic sodium content has the ability to dislodge calcium deposits from the joints and holds them in solution until they can be eliminated safely from the kidneys.
Science of Hypertension
Blood pressure is a produce of the pumping of the heart, the size of the blood vessel through which the blood must flow, the thickness of the blood, and the volume of blood to be pumped. A fast heart rate pumps more blood than normal and increases blood pressure. We call this tachycardia. Common causes of tachycardia are: stress, having poor cardiovascular fitness (being out of shape), caffeine, tobacco and dehydration. If the blood vessels tighten up or constrict, making the blood vessel size smaller, higher blood pressure is required to get the required amount of blood to its destination. We refer to this tightening up effect as vasoconstriction. Vasoconstriction is caused by: psychological and physical stress, thermal stress from cold exposure, caffeine, tobacco, and dehydration.
Blood vessels normally expand and relax with each heartbeat. If the blood vessels become hard, their stiffness resists the free flow of blood and up goes the blood pressure. Atherosclerosis is an example of this process, so are sugar glycation, endothelial dysfunction, and stiffness of the blood vessels running through muscles from a sedentary lifestyle. If the blood becomes thick and sludgy, more pressure is required to carry it through the blood vessels and hypertension results. When blood gets thick we say that the viscosity has increased too much. Examples of the blood thickening threats include: dehydration, overeating, psychological stress, a diet too rich in fat and refined carbohydrates, and high blood cholesterol or triglycerides.