Statistics: Ingested Chemicals
The FDA allowed 10,000 chemical additives to be used in food as additives.(Nelter, 2011)
In 2000 Americans annually consumed 155 lbs of caloric sweeteners compared to 106 pounds per capita in the 1950s.(USDA, 2003)
Americans ingest annual intake of 14 lbs of additive(McCaffrey, 2012)
The CDC estimated an annual salt intake of 2.74 lbs
Changes in the Average Amount of Daily Consumption
Per U.S. citizen 1970-2010
240% drop in Margarine
3% drop in Butter
243% rise in Cooking Oil
74% drop in Whole Milk
800% rise in 1% Milk
150% rise in Corn Starch
40% drop in Rye Flour
33% drop in Oranges
8% drop in apples
200% rise in Strawberries
Cod Liver Oil is better than ordinary Fish Oil because it has naturally occurring vitamins A and D along with omega-3 fatty acids and also small amounts of naturally occurring CoQ10.
Other Benefits of Cod Liver Oil:
- Supports immune system response
- Supports healthy eyes and skin
- Supports epithelial tissue
- Supports bone and tooth health
- Supports musculoskeletal system
- Supports the body’s natural inflammatory response function
- May support mood challenges and liver function
So instead of only consuming EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty, Cod Liver Oil has many benefits for healthy living.
In Human Body 90% of cells are Microbes= 3% of our Body Mass
In Nasal Passages, Oral Cavity, Skin, Gastrointestinal Tract and Urogenital Tract.
Your Personalized Ecosystem: Your Microbial thumbprint
(Each Individual have a Personalized Microscopic Ecosystem)
10,000+ Microbial species= Human Genome
2,000- 4,000 genes each= Bacterial Genome
Only .1% if our Genes are Human DNA
20 Million Bacterial Genes
100 Trillion Bacteria in Our Intestines
Many Factors influence Microbiome:
Age, Gender, Environment/ Demographics, Stress and Diet, illness, Genetics and Antibiotic use.
In our GI tract the pH values change many times. From the mouth to the rectum. Drinking alkaline water alters the gut pH as our stomach should be acidic to digest food.
pH changes in the GI tract
Mouth: 5.6- 7.4
Stomach: 1.5- 3.5/5
Duodenum: 5- 7.5 (Lactobacillus instrumental in maintaining)
Large Intestine: 5-7
Our Blood is alkaline base about 7.2- 7.4. Taking trace minerals supplements creates alkaline balance in the blood.
The common complaints ranging from lack of focus to the inability to concentrate. Today people are searching for ways to support mental clarity, mood and balance. We need to ensure that the body is supplied with nutrients that support the structural integrity of brain cells is one fundamental approach to promote healthy brain function. Nutritional supplements like Vitamin B complex, Mutivitamin, St John’s Wart, Kava, Milk Thistle, etc help in the behavior support (Mood, Stress, Balance).
Zinc is an essential part of hundreds of enzymes utilized throughout the body. Zinc is essential to the synthesis of DNA, RNA, Proteins, insulin and enhances wound healing. Zinc is important to the senses of taste and smell. It also plays a role in supporting the immune system.
Zinc test is an oral test used to determine zinc status in the body. One teaspoon (5ml) should be held in the mouth for 10 seconds and it could then be swallowed or expectorated. If immediate grimace and bitter metallic taste is detected, Zinc is adequate. If it tastes like water and then builds to a metallic taste, then zinc status may be borderline or inadequate. If there is no metallic taste, then zinc status is low. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system.
Adrenal glands play an important role in the body’s stress response.
The adrenal glands are small triangular glands located on top of the kidneys. The distinctive layers produce specific hormones that are essential to everyday life and help respond to stress.
Adrenal Cortex: Outer Layer
Hormones produced– Mineral and glucocorticoid hormones like cortisol, aldsterone, and others.
Actions/ Functions– Fuel multiple actions in the body’s response to stressors such as blood pressure regulation, an immune system challenge, and consumption of a high-fat meal.
Adrenal Medulla: Inner Layer
Hormones produced– Adrenaline (fight-or-flight chemical) and noradrenaline
Actions/Functions– Provide energy and push blood to the brain and muscles.
The human body was designed to handle stress with a specific set of physiologic reactions. When we are faced with a stressful situation, we go into “fight-or-flight” mode. When the perceived threat is gone, systems are designed to return to normal. However, the chronic prolonged stress often experienced in modern times tricks the stress-response system into constant action. This prolonged stress is taxing on the adrenal glands and doesn’t allow them time to recover, which may be very harmful to one’s health.