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Lead levels very high in up 40 % of food spices tested

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene tested more than 3000 samples of consumer products during lead poisoning case investigations recently  and almost 40% of the samples had very elevated levels of lead.

The highest concentrations of lead were found in spices purchased in the countries Georgia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Morocco. Make sure you ask where the spices are from before you buy.

From: J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019 Jan/Feb;25 Suppl 1, Lead Poisoning Prevention:S63-S70.

Lead is worse than smoking according to new study

An article in The Lancet, a respected medical journal, details how blood lead levels are a greater risk factor than smoking and all the other risk factors too like hypertension andsedentary lifestyle...but smoking. Seriously this is a big deal. Urinary heavy metals testing is the most accurate way to asses these metals. It should be done after a detox IV.

STUDY: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30025-2/fulltext

Eating at abnormal hours can be damaging to your skin….

By Denise Clark, ND

As the days get longer and we experience more sunny days its time to protect our skin from the damaging effects of intense sun exposure in Colorado. A recently published study found that our eating habits could affect aging and the prevention of skin cancer.

A study in mice from the O'Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the daytime potency of an enzyme that protects against the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

By Denise Clark, ND

Chronic health conditions can be complicated by many factors, including, lifestyle, diet, multiple infections, and immune dysfunction.  One area that can be overlooked in some highly sensitive individuals is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). Traditionally, MCAS was considered a rare disease generally focusing on the mast cell mediators tryptase and histamine and the blatant symptoms of flushing and anaphylaxis.  New research indicates that it play a large role in many chronic health conditions.

 

Eating at abnormal hours can be damaging to your skin….

Denise Clark ND, RND

As the days get longer and we experience more sunny days its time to protect our skin from the damaging effects of intense sun exposure in Colorado. A recently published study found that our eating habits could affect aging and the prevention of skin cancer.

A study in mice from the O'Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the daytime potency of an enzyme that protects against the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Mistletoe extract effective on lung cancer cells.

Below an abstract from medical liturature on the benefits of mistletoe on chemotherapy resistant lung cancer cells.

Phytomedicine. 2017 Dec 1;36:183-193. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2017.09.017. Epub 2017 Sep 29.

Mistletoe (Viscum album) extract targets Axl to suppress cell proliferation and overcome cisplatin- and erlotinib-resistance in non-small cell lung cancer cells.

Kim S1, Kim KC2, Lee C3.

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Intravenous vitamin C effective for pain in cancer

STUDY: J Transl Med. 2017 Apr 14;15(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s12967-017-1179-7. The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: new insights. Carr AC(1), McCall C(2). Author information: (1)Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand. anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz. (2)Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand.

Intravenous vitamin C lowers tumor markers

In a recent study on intravenous vitamin C for cancer levels of tumour markers and proinflammatory cytokines decreased. This indicated treatment effectiveness. 

STUDY: Med Sci Monit. 2016 Jan 3;22:14-25. Modulation of Cytokines in Cancer Patients by Intravenous Ascorbate Therapy. Mikirova N(1), Riordan N(2), Casciari J(3). Author information: (1)Bio-Communication research institute, Riordan Clinic, Wichita, KS, USA. (2)Amniotic Therapies, Dallas, TX, USA. (3)Research Consultant, Riordan Clinic, Wichita, KS, USA.

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