Posts Tagged ‘water’

21 Reasons Why Alcohol is Dragging You Down

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Effects of AlcoholAlcohol is a significant part of the modern lifestyle, and even though most of it’s health risks are well known, many people still drink alcohol in excessive amounts and on a regular basis.

As a byproduct of yeast fermentation, alcohol is classified as a mycotoxin which means that it’s a toxic substance produced by fungus. Other common sources of mycotoxins include mold spores, antibiotics, and hallucinogenic drugs. Many of us have experienced the toxicity of alcohol in the form of a hangover, and as such, the damaging effects of alcohol shouldn’t be much of a surprise.


How to Eliminate Sugar from Your Diet

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Avoiding SugarSugar and refined carbohydrates are responsible for much of the poor health and disease that are so prevalent today, but because they’re so addictive and exist in so many processed foods, many people have a difficult time avoiding them.

While there are plenty of reasons to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates, the chances of successfully eliminating them from your diet aren’t good unless you have a solid understanding of what foods to eat instead, how to read ingredient labels, and most importantly for some, how to avoid cravings. With the right approach, it’s not as difficult as you may think and it may make a tremendous difference in your life.


Is Processed Ever Better Than Natural?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Ask VinQuestion: You often praise the benefits of natural foods and products. Are there any cases where processed foods or unnatural products are equivalent or better?

In most cases, the health related distinction between natural and processed foods or products lies in the body’s ability to recognize and appropriately respond to the substances they contain. Humans have spent millions of years adapting to the conditions of nature and improving the ability to survive on the resources that it provides. As such, the body typically doesn’t react favorably to any unnatural substance that didn’t exist during this long period of adaptation.


Is Dehydration Causing You Disease and Pain?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Your Body's Many Cries for WaterDo you know that dehydration can be promoting disease within your body at this very moment?

Most people realize that dehydration is a problem, but few understand that it can actually cause disease. In his book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, Fereydoon Batmanghelidj MD explains the significant role that water plays in the following conditions and how dehydration can cause them.

Gastritis and Ulcers

The stomach contains a mucosal layer that protects it’s lining from the highly corrosive hydrochloric acid used to digest food. While it’s the sodium bicarbonate in this mucosal layer that neutralizes hydrochloric acid and protects the stomach lining from it, 98% of this layer is water.


The Deadly Dangers of Tap Water

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

waterDespite the urgent need we have for water, nearly all sources of it are contaminated and present significant health risks.

The Shameful Facts

Within the past century, the extensive use of chemicals in agriculture and big industry has polluted every source of water on the planet. Traces of toxic synthetic chemicals can even be found in polar icecaps and the Arctic Ocean. Despite our intelligence, we’re literally destroying our supply of the two most essential elements of life!


The 7 Foundational Factors of Optimal Health

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

7 Foundational Factors of Optimal HealthWith the prevalence of poor health and disease in today’s society, it’s evident that many people are not properly caring for themselves. They often blame their poor health on genetics and circumstance, but in most cases, this is an excuse that will prevent them from ever achieving better health.

Modern medicine is so focused on chasing symptoms that good health is often considered to be elusive and highly complicated. This is unfortunate because excellent health really doesn’t have to be this mysterious. Unhealthy lifestyle habits are nearly always at the root of poor health and disease, and this is something that we all have the ability to change.

Living a lifestyle that promotes optimal health is by far the best method of preventing disease and building the vitality you need to get the most out of life.


The Truth About Salt

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Links to high blood pressure and heart disease have created a fear of salt and encouraged a craze with low sodium diets. But is salt really something you need to worry about?

High blood pressure and heart disease are mostly a result of damaged arteries that are inflexible due to inflammation and scar tissue. Salt is just one tiny aspect of the much broader lifestyle choices that cause this. Furthermore, not all salts are created equal. The risks commonly associated with salt are highly dependent on it’s quality.

Refined Table Salt

The finely ground pure white salt that you commonly see in grocery stores and restaurants is highly refined and processed. As such, it contains chemical toxins, free radicals, and denatured nutrients that cause cell damage and malfunction. Artery problems are just one example of what can result. While refined table salt is definitely something you should avoid, this alone isn’t going to eliminate the risk factors of high blood pressure and heart disease.