Chernobyl radiation map from CIA handbook, svg’d by User:Sting, and re-anglified by me (to the same strange names used in the original). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yesterday I put together a blog with links to Steven Acuff interviews, his website, food guidelines and YouTubes. Then I linked to some of my blogs on health written since March 2010. You can see that blog by scrolling down this page. It’s the previous blog to this one, May 23.
Tonight I’ve gone into some of these links and pulled a few excerpts of interest. This will give the reader and idea of what a couple of the articles, interviews and blogs are about.
Q & A — Steven Acuff interview excerpt, 2006
Q: What do you offer and specialize in?
A: I lecture on a wide range of subjects, especially those that have to do with the practical application, as this decides whether it will be of long-term value or a flop to those who get into it.
I also teach practical facial and body diagnosis, which often leads sceptics into the subject of nutrition. I travel a lot through the world. I also offer individual health counseling. A book is forthcoming.
“Milk, Calcium and Our Bones,” by Steven Acuff (2006)
…The phosphoric acid in cola robs calcium so effectively that it has become a major threat to the bone health of the cola-fixated young generation.
…The average cup of coffee contains about 100 mg of caffeine and black tea about 50 mg, which means that even one cup of coffee disrupts the calcium balance and more than that insures osteoporosis in the long run. Caffeine namely provokes the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which upsets calcium and creates the well known harmful stress factor in the development of disease.
Many medications cause bone loss and especially corticosteroids deplete calcium. Long-term use of cortisone by asthmatics for example devastates the bone mass, where 99% of the body’s calcium is stored.
Alcohol indirectly blocks calcium absorption by disrupting the function of vitamin D, which is absolutely necessary for the body to take up calcium.
Smokers consistently show thinner bones than non-smokers when tested, but researchers do not yet fully understand how nicotine contributes to osteoporosis ….
A key factor in the developing epidemic of osteoporosis is the lack of weight-bearing physical exercise, which has become so common in the era of TV and computers Bedridden patients lose huge amounts of calcium as they lie immobile, as do astronauts in the weightless state in space.
To optimally prevent osteoporosis one should devote about two hours daily to brisk walking or other vigorous weight-bearing exercise. This moderate approach is much more beneficial, as extremely strenuous athletic activity such as long-distance running breaks down calcium.
Zeolite and Heavy Metal Removal (my Sept. 12, 2011 blog)
I did a little research tonight, and found five good websites about zeolite. It is a crystal-like substance that was used to clean up radiation after Chernobyl, as mentioned above. It was used in agriculture in the soil. It was put in baked goods and given to the children to eat. It was fed to cows to rid the milk (which absorbs radiation faster than almost any food) of radiation.
To read and see the full interview, article and blog and other links and information on health, go to the May 23, 2013, blog below and read more.
President George W. Bush and Armstrong mountain biking at the president’s Prairie Chapel Ranch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Steven Acuff’s Influence and Katherine’s Health Blog Picks 2010 – 2013
In March 2010, this blog began with a focus on health – with a little eBay and Amazon thrown in. Steven Acuff influenced that early writing, because we started helping him with his health-ebook writing at that time.
This blog went through an identity crisis in 2011 and 2012. Health was not earning this blog money.
We toyed with blogs on money-making websites, full-time writing and copywriting topics.
Finally early this year, we got into the groove. It came with an immersion into social media and blogging every day. That was the key. Just do it. Forget the struggle. Forget the inhibition. Be yourself.
My mentor Steven Acuff, health expert, world-reknowned lecturer, speaker, teacher, consultant influenced the best blogs to this site. Below are a number of links to Steven Acuff online:
Q & A excerpt on macrobiotics
Milk, Calcium and Our Bones
Pros and Cons of the Blood Type Diet
Picture of Steven Acuff
Steven’s Food Guidelines
A Week of Healthy Meals
Katherine Health Blogs Better and Best — March 2010 to May 2013
Yoga, Health Food and Lance Armstrong
HEALING – MACROBIOTICS
Be Healthy Online – as an Internet Entrepreneur
Healthy Food Ideas for Every Day Most Delicious Food
Zeolite and Heavy Metal Removal
Healthy Saturday Night Dessert
Glycation – Protein and Sugar… Contribute to Old Age
Just wanted to share some of this, since my partner asked me to cull through the best of my health blogs, and links to Steven Acuff. Enjoy!
English: Sugar cane plantation ready for harvest, São Paulo State, Brazil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Glycation is a nasty little health sabatoger that slips into our lives and wreaks havoc – when no one even knows it’s there.
Steven Acuff, holistic health expert and consultant, told me about glycation.
Glycation is nasty. It makes people grow old. It is subtle – and you don’t hear doctors warning you about it.
But what leads to old age and death? What are the things that make us lose our sharp memories, our agility, clarity of thought, mobility and good health? Well, one of those things is sugar and a process called glycation, and the term AGEs — advanced glycated end products. It leads to chronic diseases and problems.
Glycation is an inflammation process. With the higher inflammation the liver thinks the body needs to create more cholesterol.
Best to avoid too many sweets and sugars. Avoid browning foods – the brown is glycation. There’s a supplement that is said to work well to break down glycation in the body, it’s called carnosine.
Lemon and water also helps break down glycation. It’s impossible to avoid it all together – it comes with living and eating, all cooked foods – carbs turn to sugar etc.
But we can stay younger for more years of our life. There are things we can do to improve our quality of life, feel better and be healthier. And skirting major issues like glycation is one of these.
English: Mario Cañete Farías in 2007 († 2007-10-01). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Glycation was to be the topic of my blog tonight. But … it’s Sunday, and our evening was sidelined into my reading a gripping novel to my loved one.
Glycation, however, is an important topic when it comes to health. And I will tap into the topic, and succinctly write about it …. tomorrow hopefully.
Glycation cannot be escaped. It is a big contributor to old age. It makes more cricketiness in the elderly. It causes wrinkles, and gives that feeling of stagnation and stiff muscles.
But what is it exactly? What causes glycation?
It is a phenomenon that occurs inside the body, as well as on the stove top. Also known as AGES or advanced glycated end products. It cannot be escaped, but it can be minimized.
Beware the sugar, the protein. Beware the combination…. and the browning of foods. The tasty browned edges. The crispy toasted foods. The tasty flavoring of glycated foods is even added to foods to give them extra flavor….people and manufacturers think it tastes good, and use it as a taste enhancer. But it’s not healthy, and causes a lot of problems.
More on this soon, tomorrow.