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The True ‘pH’ of Foods

The Alkaline and Acidic Food Chart

Robert O Young’s CPT, MSc, DSc, PhD, Naturopathic Practitioner shares his work, research and discoveries on the ‘true pH values’ of many alkaline and acidic foods. Dr. Young’s ‘true pH values’ of foods and liquids are listed in his book Sick and Tired. The charts below are a simplified version, based upon testing the whole food before burning the food at high temperatures and then measuring the remaining mineral ash. This is critical to understand, because the FDA determines ‘pH values’ by burning the food at 5000 degrees F to simulate the effects of digestion in the stomach when it combines with the hydrochloric acid. All that remains for determining a ‘pH value’ is a mineral ash, without the consideration of ALL acidic or alkaline components, such as the water, sugar and enzyme content. Thus, this procedure used by the FDA for testing common foods gives a ‘false pH value’. This is the reason you cannot rely upon the ‘pH values’ of the FDA food charts.

Conversely, Dr. Young’s method of testing ‘pH values’ includes all the acidic and alkaline components that are not evaluated by the FDA, such as water, sugar and enzymes. Because these components are included in determining the ‘pH values’, they may be considered more accurate than the ‘pH values’ provided by the FDA.

The following is a simplified version of the “Alkaline-Acid Food Chart” that was taken from the revised and updated pH Miracle book (2010). To find a more comprehensive list of specific ‘pH values’ of the foods listed below, refer to Dr. Young’s book, Sick and Tired.

To learn more about alkaline foods and drinks and for great alkaline recipes, read Sick and Tired, The pH Miracle, and The pH Miracle Revised and Updated www.phoreveryoung.comwww.drrobertyoung.com,www.phmiracleretreat.com

CAN POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS AND HOW THEY ARE EMOTED AFFECT YOUR BODY, MIND AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH?

Can positive or negative thoughts and how they are emoted affect your body’s delicate biochemistry or its acid/alkaline pH balance?

Love, fear, joy, anger, sadness, happiness, resentment. Can positive or negative emotions affect your body’s physical, mental and spiritual health?

Is a woman more likely to become pregnant if she eats a lot of vegetables or if she were to go on a long, relaxing vacation?

Are you more likely to do cancer if you have a hot temper?

Do people who laugh a lot live longer?

Does your anxiety or fear of crowds, elevators, blood, heights, spiders, hospitals, or airplanes somehow affect your health?

My theory of one sickness, one disease and one health, are set forth in what I call “The New Biology,” not only considers how our diet affects our physiology, but also how our psychology affects our physiology and how our psychology affects our spirituality.

 

Not only does the health of your body affect the emotions of your mind, but your thoughts and feelings can affect the health of your entire body.

Bottom line, your mental state is ever so critical. In so many ways, your mental state, if it’s negative, can create more metabolic acids than the acidic foods and drinks that you’re ingesting.

In fact, you can create two or three times more metabolic acids from your thoughts or your mental and emotional state than from ingesting highly acidic foods like dairy, animal protein, sugar and alcohol.

So your thoughts are critical. Your thoughts or words do become matter, and can affect your physiology in a negative or positive way. Your thoughts do become biology. And the way that thoughts become biology is as follows:

1) When you have a thought or say a word, it requires electrical or electron energy for the brain cell(s) to produce those actions.

2) As you carry on with that thought, you are burning or consuming energy in the form of electrons.

3) When you are consuming energy or using electrons in your thoughts, you are producing biological waste products called acids which are an energetic waste product which can be measured in pH, oxidative reduction potential (ORP), hertz and decibels.

4) Next, if the metabolic acidic waste products from your thoughts are not properly eliminated through the four channels of elimination which are urination, perspiration, respiration or defecation, then the acidic waste products from your thoughts are moved out into your interstitial fluids and the pushed out into your connective and fatty tissues because it must not be allowed to affect the delicate pH of the blood. This delicate balance of the blood must remain quite constant at 7.365 and the interstitial fluids at 7.2, in order to remain healthy.

5) What happens next is this. As the excess and overload of acidic waste products are thrown out into the body tissues, this can easily lead to all sorts of symptomologies: lupus, fibromyalgia, Lyme’s, arthritis, muscle pain, fatigue, tiredness, obesity, cancerous breasts, a cancerous prostate, a cancerous stomach and/or bowels, indigestion, acid reflux, heart burn, heart attacks, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, dementia, autism, and the list goes on and on.

For example let’s say you’ve been doing sadness or depression. This downer feeling is coming from a negative experience that you keep looping and re-looping in your head. It’s like a mind movie. It’s a mini-drama that you keep playing over and over. And because you are constantly thinking about it, eventually you even start to be concerned or worried about the fact that you are so preoccupied with the whole affair. So now in addition to the sad drama, you are experiencing upset about the fact that you’re having the drama itself. All of this thinking requires energy and when you’re consuming energy you are also producing metabolic acidic waste products.

Do you know any angry people? You may not know it, but many people who become angry easily not only get angry at various people, events, and situations, but eventually they are irritated with themselves for being so angry at everything else. Anger, for instance, requires a tremendous amount of energy and emits a great deal of electrical energy. You have undoubtedly felt the vibrational energy of someone who is angry. Or maybe you have felt your own anger and how it can upset your physiology, i.e., especially an upset stomach and bowels with excess acids leading to indigestion, stomach pain, acid reflux or ulcers.

Even worse, many of these negative emotions are chronic and can be traced all the way back to early childhood experiences. So, at one level or another, it’s been going on for a long time and creating excessive acids all along.

For many people, early childhood represents some of the most fearful and vulnerable years. Have you ever wondered why you can’t remember much before age five or six? Many of those years are filled with fears and tears, mads and sads and how about the “bads”? Do you remember what happened when you were “bad?” Imagine the acidic waste produced from those experiences. In addition to the punitive experience itself, imagine the acidity a child deals with by simply:

a) remembering such a “bad” experience or

b) anticipating the possibility of another such “bad” experience…or

c) both! Some “children” remember these events forever!

Some chronic emotions begin early:

“O dear white children casual as birds, Playing among the ruined languages,

So small beside their large confusing words,

So gay against the greater silences, Of dreadful things you did…”

It is during these vulnerable and unprotected years that we often plant eternal seeds of emotion that will yield an unwelcomee harvest of acidic internal results, perhaps throughout one’s entire life.

The turmoil between parents and children, not to mention the conflicts between children and children, have been documented by many thousands of social science books and articles.

“Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them;

Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.”

So, let’s take a look at all of that emotion. Perhaps you are feeling a strong emotion. It could be any emotion.

First of all, emotions are energy in motion. When you are (e)motional, you are energetic, either in a positive or negative way. And if you are energetic, you are literally energy in (e)motion. You are now producing metabolic acidic waste products (lactic acid, uric acid, citric acid, just to name a few) at a very high rate which is a waste product of such (e)motions.

The rate of acid production in an (e)motional state can be even greater than that of someone who is jogging or working out. So, your thoughts do become biological or metabolic acids that can make you sick, tired, depressed, angry and even too fat or underweight.

When you start producing acids with your thoughts, words and actions, what happens inside? First, you activate the alkaline-buffering systems of the body in order to neutralize these (e)motional acids. The body begins making a primary alkaline buffer known as sodium bicarbonate. It’s actually made in the stomach cells from salt, water and carbon dioxide from the blood and during its production, it creates a waste product known as hydrochloric acid.

Hydrochloric acid is a poisonous acidic toxin and cannot remain in the blood or in the stomach. So it is dropped down into the gastric pits of the stomach. This is why people get upset stomachs or become constipated when they are (e)motional. This increase of sodium bicarbonate is critical in maintaining the alkaline design of the body, the pH of 7.365 for the blood and for maintaining alkalinity of the interstitial fluids of the interstitium which is the largest organ of the human body. If these metabolic acids, including hydrochloric acid, are not buffered and/or eliminated through the four channels of elimination, they can create serious health challenges in your body, in your mind, and in your soul.

On the other hand, positive (e)motions, such as love, peace, hope, faith, joy, forgiveness and charity can be alkalizing to the blood and tissues. These (e)motions require far less energy and can cause you to be relaxed in your mind and stop the playing of some acidic movies in your head. Students of higher consciousness know that you can even enter into a state of bliss wherein you have no thoughts and wherein you are producing zero metabolic acid.

For myself, I have decided to call this wonderful place “Young Charity.” That’s because I exercise and meditate every day. And I Love it! And it raises my level of consciousness and positive connection with the world. The connections between “Young” and “Charity” are numerous. My name is Young, of course, but more importantly, being young is a term we normally associate with being youthful, energetic, open, optimistic, and filled with excitement. And the ultimate purpose of life is Charity. And Charity is the sweetest expression of life. So “Young” and “Charity” go together.

To be sure, I Love my exercising and it Loves me back in terms of its gifts to me. I find myself Loving this state of bliss daily which I know is helping to alkalize my body. That is why I am addicted to why I Love this type of alkalizing exercise that I do every day. It’s called a Positive Addiction. I Love to have my friends and guests work out with me as I lead them through the steps. I teach them the “Young” version of Yoga. I tell them that it is known as “Younga Yoga.” They Love that. (Well, at least they laugh.) It incorporates proper breathing, stretching, toning, mediation, relaxation, and of course some sweating to remove yesterday’s dietary and metabolic acids and to help bring me into a state of happiness and bliss.

Through my personal and clinical research, I have found that maintaining the alkaline design of my body with an alkaline lifestyle and diet is the most important thing anyone can do to live a happier and more blissful life. (You find my published research papers at: http://www.drrobertyoung) Having an alkaline day is a way of life that I call “Young Living.” I guarantee you that what call “Young Charity” will go hand-in-hand with the goal of “Young Living.”

Now. this next thought is very important! The negative emotions of anger, resentment, and fear­ being the most powerful and acidifying of all emotions are all highly acidic to the blood, interstitial fluids and tissues and in many ways are paralyzing to all bodily functions. Over time, the fear of the unknown is probably the most powerful and acidic of them all. Fear is so devastating to the body that even if you’re on an alkaline diet, overcoming a serious health challenge is practically impossible.

 

In such a dire case, with what may seem to be little or no improvement, you might be wondering if the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet may not be working. You may be asking, “What else am I not doing that I should be? How come I feel the way that I’m feeling? I’m eating the right way, I’m drinking the right alkaline electron rich water, but I can’t seem to achieve the type of extraordinary health and energy that I’m seeking.”

In most cases like this, when you are eating and drinking correctly, it will come down to your negative acidic (e)motions or thoughts that are holding you back from achieving extraordinary health, fitness, mental clarity, happiness, and bliss. However, keep this in mind:

When you’re eating an alkaline diet and you are doing everything you know how to do, and yet you are overwhelmed with worry, doubt and negative emotions, thank God you’re eating an alkaline diet! If your body were not seriously in the alkaline direction, you might very well be experiencing a struggle for your life. Your acidic (e)motions can literally kill youSo the alkaline lifestyle and diet is the saving grace. Knowing that should give you the positive hope that you can hang on to, get through the emotional stress, and still come out physically and mentally able.

Hope and positive expectations are always the key, and knowing that you are on an alkaline diet should aid significantly in boosting your hope and confidence. You can live without food for forty days. You can live without water for about four days. You can live without air for maybe four minutes. But you cannot live without hope at all. Hope, positive expectations, confidence in what you are doing, and trust in your own good intentions is the key, and that’s what the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet will do for you. It will give you hope.

The leading cause of death in the world today is said to be heart attacks. But people are really having “thought attacks,” NOT “heart attacks.” There are studies showing that over 80% of all heart attacks are (e)motionally triggered. I have said that people don’t die of a heart attack. They die of a “thought attack” that medical science simply refers to as a heart attack because that’s the end result.

And if you have wondered if you can die from a broken heart, the answer is absolutely!And the cause? Acids from your energy in motion or (e)motion. The loss of a cherished love one can increase your metabolic acids from the (e)motion to the point that it can stop your heart from beating and pumping life-giving blood throughout your blood vessels. And we all know or should know that life and death is in the blood, the most important “organ” of the body.

So let’s take a moment to talk about what I do when I have a client who’s in a highly negative acid-forming (e)motional situation and all the body fluids, including the blood, will show a decline in the pH even when this person has been eating an alkaline diet.

In order to buffer the acidic forming (e)motions, the client will have to hyper-alkalize the blood, interstitial fluids and then the tissues in order to bring the body back into alkaline balance. When the client is hyper-alkalizing, the pH of the urine will increase into the high 8’s and even into the 9’s. Hyper-alkalization is necessary in order to overcompensate for the negative acidic producing (e)motions and to bring the body back to health, energy, vitality, hope, peace, harmony, love and finally charity.

So, does a person have a fair chance of healing themselves from a degenerative disease or dis-ease like heart disease or cancer? Can you ever achieve a state of blissful happiness? Can you recover from the devastating shock of a loss or from having been diagnosed with a scary-sounding health challenge? I say “absolutely, YES!” And, I just told you how.

Given the importance of (e)motions in cancer or acidic causation, etc., I have been particularly interested in the unique biochemistry of the “reptilian brain” which includes the Amygdala, a part of the brain associated with the senses and (e)motions and their storage or memory. Acid or sugar specifically activates the areas of the Amygdala. I have often wished that our traditional medical industry would spend some of their billions of research dollars checking out and verifying for the World what I have demonstrated for years that the pH Miracle electron-rich alkaline Lifestyle and Diet would be much more calming to lower (e)motions of grief, shame, guilt, anger, fear, etc­., responses of the reptilian brain as compared to a toxic chemical drug.

A chemical drug may temporarily calm a person down, but it will also inhibit the entire spectrum of normal and healthy functioning of the Amygdala. I am assuming here that most of us still value and are interested in the healthy functions of socialization, sexual attraction, and the enjoyment of the myriad of feelings associated with home and hearth. All of these wonderful human experiences and memories are also functions of the Amygdala every bit as much as the feisty adrenal functions responding to “fight and flight.”

In our attempts to find a chemical drug to treat almost everything, we (more often than not) create more problems than we eliminate one step forward and two steps backward. I know that attention deficit problems (ADHD) respond to an alkaline regimen….and hyperactivity is an Amygdala function. So it follows that an alkaline lifestyle and diet would produce less overall adrenal “stress” as well (really just the fight or flight mechanism by another name).

The pH Miracle electron-rich alkaline lifestyle and diet is calming to the mind and thus calms the negative (e)motions or energy in motion. This appropriate calming of the Amygdala function produces less “stress.” And, with less “stress” you have less metabolic “acid.” And, with less metabolic “acid” you have less sickness, dis-ease, so-called disease, depression and unhappiness.

Can our emotions cause cancer?

 

I have said that cancer is a four letter word “ACID.” When you are doing negative acidic emotions, such as anger, revenge, hate, sadness or depression, you are creating metabolic acids that can cause ANY and ALL cancerous conditions across all body fluids and tissues. If metabolic acids are not removed via urination, perspiration, defecation or respiration, then they are delivered to the interstitial fluids and then to the body tissues. When constant excess acidic waste from negative (e)motions are poured into the body tissues, the body tissues will degenerate causing a cancerous condition. Pharmaceutical companies are creating drugs addressing symptoms that may give you the illusion of feeling better, but they DO NOT deal with the causative metabolic acids from eating and drinking and negative acidic (e)motions. This can only lead to more physical and emotional pain and unnecessary suffering.

When you are in a negative (e)motional state, it can become impossible for you to heal your serious degenerative or acidic health challenge. But, I will say this: if you are willing to commit to change and begin the alkalizing process, even if you are not completely out of your state of fear, anger, depression or anger, you will begin to put more “Young Life,” “Young Energy,” and “Young Charity” into your body, mind and soul.

I have found over the years that when you start feeling better, you start thinking better. And when you start thinking better, you start doing better. So, you don’t have to have your (e)motions completely under control in order to start losing weight, feeling better, reversing a serious illness, having more sustainable energy and to start being happy and more mentally and spiritually connected.

When you start the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet program, you are then making a conscious decision to try to do a little better. And, when you get on this healing path that leads to “Young Living,” “Young Energy,” and “Young Charity,” this gradual alkalizing process you start having those little and then those big pH miracles. You start feeling better and you start thinking better. And, when you start feeling and thinking better, you realize at some point that you have forgotten your depression and your sadness. Feelings of anger have disappeared and even what you were upset about. You soon forget what you were fearful about in the first place.

Why? These changes come about because you feel so good. You are rewriting your epi-genetics with your positive (e)motions. You are taking your alkalizing eraser and erasing all your past life’s negative emotions. On the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet your (e)motions or energy in motion will finally be under your control. You will become the master of your mind, body and soul. You will be living an alkaline lifestyle and diet full of energy, happiness, bliss and love. You will be living and breathing “Young Charity.”

To learn more about the affect of negative and positive (e)motions on the brain and body and to learn more about “Young Living”, “Young Energy”, and “Young Charity”, read my latest books, The pH Miracle Revised and Updated, The pH Miracle for Diabetes, The pH Miracle for Weight Loss and The pH Miracle for Cancer!

May I also suggest starting with our alkalizing support products for opening up the four channels of elimination, hyper-perfusing the blood, interstitial fluids and then tissues with alkalinity, restoring health to the gut, building healthy blood and body cells and finally creating a healthy body, mind and spirit and a life full of joy, peace, happiness, love and charity.

To learn more about the blueprint for “Young Living,” “Young Energy,” and “Young Charity,” read my latest books, The pH Miracle revised and updated and The pH Miracle for Cancer – http://www.phoreveryoung.com

For additional support I would suggest a supervised pH Miracle Retreat. To learn more go to: http://www.phmiracleretreat.com/ph-miracle-thalasso-spa.html

Mass Murdering Young Children, Young Adults, Students, Employess and Total Strangers – Guns? Psychotropic Drugs? or Acidic Diet?

The Santa Barbara shooter Elliott Rodger, The Sandy Hook Elementary shooter, Adam Lanza, the Aurora movie theater shooter, James Holmes, the Columbine killer, Eric Harris, the Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Roof, and a host of other mass murdering young children, students, employees or total strangers were all on some type of psychotropic drugs when they committed their crimes.
According to a study published in the journal PLoS One and based on the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System, the following mind-altering drugs are most frequently linked to violence.  Here are eleven  killers of children:

11. Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.  Suboxone is a habit-forming drug that has been connected with sudden outbursts of aggressive and violent behaviors.

10. Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) is an antidepressant associated with 7.9 times more violence than many other drugs.

9. Venlafaxine (Effexor) is related to Pristiq and is an antidepressant also used in treating those with anxiety disorders. Effexor is 8.3 times more associated with violent behavior than other drugs.

8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) is an antidepressant that affects serotonin (SSRI), and is 8.4 times more likely to be linked to violence than other medications

7. Triazolam (Halcion) can be addictive and is a benzodiazepine that supposedly treats insomnia. It’s 8.7 times more likely to be associated with violence than other medications.

6. Atomoxetine (Strattera) is often prescribed to treat ADHD and is 9 times more likely to be associated with violence.

5. Mefoquine (Lariam) treats malaria and sometimes produces bizarre behavior, and is 9.5 times more likely to be linked to violence.

4. Amphetamines come in many forms and are often used to treat ADHD (even to children not diagnosed with ADHD). They are 9.6 times more likely to be linked to violence.

3. Paroxetine (Paxil) is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant. Many users experience severe withdrawal symptoms and are more likely to produce children with birth defects as well as 10.3 times more likely to be linked to violence than other medications.

2. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is a household name for a powerful SSRI antidepressant linked with 10.9 times more violence than other drugs.

1. Varenicline (Chantix) is administered to smokers to supposedly help curb cigarette cravings, but it’s a whopping 18 times more likely to be linked to violent behavior than other drugs.

The Food and Drug Administration, which approves these drugs, recognizes that more 100,000 adverse drug reaction (ADR) deaths occur each year. ADR’s are the fourth leading cause of death, ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths.

Drug companies market to doctors to prescribe their medications and use fake studies to sell their efficacy. The drug company GlaxoSmithKline was recently fined a mere $93,000 in Argentina for killing 14 babies during illegal lab vaccine trials in which the company falsified parental authorizations so that the babies could participate without legitimate parental permission. According to one pediatrician working at the public hospital when GSK began recruiting babies for their illegal human trials, not only did GSK force illiterate parents into handing over their children, but they also “recruited” several doctors working at the hospital into their cause. The actual number of children affected may run in the thousands.

According to a study published in Human and Experimental Toxicology, the more vaccinated a baby, the more likely he or she will die or suffer from a serious reaction.

Yet lawful gun owners may become the scapegoat for the mess Big Pharma is creating and more draconian, liberty stealing laws will likely result from the shooting.

Congress Funds Psychological Tests for Kids

archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/11/22/215244.shtml- Similar to Congress Funds Psychological Tests for Kids – Nov 23, 2004 … Congress Funds Psychological Tests for Kids … to implement mandatory psychological testing programs for all students in the school system.

Mandatory:  Bush Seeking Psychological Testing for all School Kids Without …

mydd.com/users/descrates/posts/bush-seeking-psychological-testing-for-all-s…    DON’T  LEAVE  ANY CHILD  unMEDICATED !      Sell  more drugs for more $ profits?    Too many young children are medicated with powerful drugs
Aug 28, 2010 … Too many young children are medicated with powerful drugs
Yes: its’ not the drugs and not the guns! here: Want to stop the violence?   THAN ADD TO THIS, ACIDIC DIET, POOR PARENTING or the  LACK OF PARENTING or ONE MEMBER PARENTING, etc., etc., etc.
Here are 39 answers to the potential cause of mass murdering children:

1)  Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

2)  Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

3)  Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

4)  Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

5)  Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

6)  Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

7)  Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

8)  Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.

9)  A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.

10)  Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..

11)  A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.

12)  Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.

13)  TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

14)  Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.

15)  James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.

16)  Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania

17)  Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California

18)  Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

19)  Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

20)  Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

21)  Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.

22)  Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.

23)  Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

24) Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gall stone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

25)  Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.

26)  Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)

27)  Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)

28)  Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.

29)  Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

30)  Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

31)  Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

32)  A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.

33)  Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

34)  Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

35)  Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

36)  Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.

37)  Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

38)  Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school.

39) The Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Roof was reportedly taking a drug, Suboxone, a narcotic that is used to treat opiate addiction. that has been linked with sudden outbursts of violence, fitting the pattern of innumerable other mass shooters who were on or had recently come off pharmaceutical drugs linked to aggression behaviors.

Perhaps rather than gun-control, we should be looking closer to instituting pharma-control?

Prevention is the Cure That Will Save Our Children from Physical and Mental Dis-Ease!

In my own research I have yet to find one single child who was depressed or psychotic to be alkaline in his/her urine or saliva.  In fact, I have found that children with emotional and mental challenges are highly acidic in their saliva and urine and are constipated from the over-acidification of animal proteins, dairy products, grains, sugar and processed foods.   These children with so-called emotional or mental problems who are taking anti-depressant or antipsychotic drugs are constipated in their primary brain – the small and large intestines.  When a child eliminates ALL acidic foods and drinks and follows an alkaline lifestyle and diet then the bowels clear and their cranial brain clears.  This in turn eliminates the need for any mind-altering drugs.
Most people do not know that they have more brain cells in their gut than in their head.  When the gut is healed and the child is having 3 to 5 bowel movements a day the brain heals and clears and then there is no more need for drugs.
Here are a few of my suggestions for returning a child back to physical and mental health:
1)  Eliminate all animal proteins, including beef, chicken, turkey, pork, fish and eggs from the diet.
2)  Eliminate all grains from the diet including rice,
3)  Eliminate all dairy products – especially cheese.
4)  Eliminate all sugar whether natural or artificial.
5)  Eliminate all fermented foods, including vinegar and soy sauce.
6)  Eliminate all nuts except for nut milks such as almond milk.
7)  Eliminate mushrooms.
8)  Eat liberal amounts of alkalizing green fruit and vegetables such as cucumber, avocado, broccoli, spinach, celery, parsley, lemon, lime, tomato, just to name a few.
9)  Drink only clean alkaline water at a pH of 9.5.  Drink at least 1 liter per 30 pounds of weight.
10)  Increase your mineral salts daily.
11)  Drink at least 250ml of chlorophyll a day.
12)  Drink at 50ml of Omega 3 oil per day.
13)  Take a lower bowel cleanser like pH Miracle pHlush to remove undigested animal protein and mucous from the small and large bowel.
14)  Have daily alkalizing colonics.
15)  Keep the urine and saliva pH above 7.2 daily.
16)  Daily 1 hour exercising, which can include rebounding, swimming, walking, jogging, etc.
17)  Daily breathing and stretching exercises.
18)  Daily meditation and prayer.
When a child starts feeling better from an alkaline lifestyle and diet, a child will start thinking better and when a child starts thinking better than a child will immediately start doing better.
To learn more about alkalizing and for alkalizing recipes read The pH Miracle revised and updated.

Medical Doctor Uses An Alkaline Plant-Based Diet To Reverse Cancer

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Dr John Kelly, the Dublin doctor who helps patients to beat cancer with an alkaline diet.

It may seem an extraordinary statement to make, given the billions poured into cancer research by multinational pharma companies and medical research facilities. But a new book by a veteran GP on the northside of Dublin may well offer the first real proof that a way has been found to beat cancer.

In Stop Feeding your Cancer, Dr John Kelly does not produce a “cure” for cancer. Instead he presents convincing evidence, based on the experience of his own patients, which shows that cancer can be stopped in its tracks and even reversed into a dormant state, allowing sufferers to regain good health and lead normal lives.

The core of this approach is the discovery a decade ago of a direct link between the consumption of acidic animal protein and the development of cancer. Cancer cells need protein to divide and flourish. Cut off the supply of the acidic animal protein and you can stop the growth and spread of cancer cells. You can starve the cancer into submission.

Kelly does not claim to have made any discovery on cancer himself. In fact his approach is based on the findings in another book, The China Study, by the acclaimed nutritionist Colin Campbell of Cornell University, first published in the US in 2005 which has now sold over a million copies and The pH Miracle book by Dr. Robert O. Young, first published in 2001 which has sold over 5 million copies.  What Kelly has done is put those findings into use in his own practise over the past nine years and document the results; he appears to be the first GP to do so in this part of the world. Prof Campbell’s  and Dr. Young’s revolutionary work over a decade ago established the link between acidic animal protein and cancer in such a compelling manner that it was hard to ignore. But ignore it the medical profession did, possibly because it seemed too simple an answer to what all the specialists saw as a very complex disease.

Campbell’s early research had showed that feeding rats an animal protein diet made them develop cancers. Even more significant, it showed that changing their diet back to plant protein halted the development of the tumors. And putting them back on the animal protein diet again made the cancers start to spread again. The cancer literally could be switched on and off.

Kelly also mentions another discovery by Campbell in the Philippines at a time when there was a high incidence of cancers among children there. What Campbell noticed was that children from poorer families, the vast majority, usually recovered from the disease. But children from better off families usually died. The difference was diet. Only the better off families could afford meat and dairy produce for their children.

This early work led to the large scale clinical study by Campbell in China, chosen because of the uniformity of diet across much of that vast country and the ability to track the effects of differences in this diet in some areas.

The link between acidic animal protein and cancer was confirmed by this very extensive survey work and the results were published in Campbell’s book The China Study nine years ago and Dr. Robert O. Young’s book The pH Miracle book over 13 years ago. Given a copy by a friend in Cornell University, John Kelly was deeply impressed. Instead of merely reading the book, however, he decided to put its findings to work in his own practise, conducting what he calls a “field study” among his patients who developed cancer. He has been doing this now for almost a decade, recording the results meticulously.

And the results, which he details in his book Stop Feeding your Cancer, are jaw dropping. As in any large GP practise in Ireland, a number of Kelly’s patients develop cancer every year. He began to tell them about the link, gave them a copy of The China Study, and suggested they go on an alkaline animal protein free diet (no meat, no dairy produce). At the same time he continued to refer them on to cancer specialists in the normal way and did not try to dissuade them from having whatever surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy might be recommended.

What emerged is truly extraordinary. All of the patients who adopted the alkaline animal protein-free diet and stuck to it strictly found that their cancer stopped growing and spreading. The tumours became dormant, sometimes even reducing in size.

Since all of these patients were also having conventional cancer treatment, it was not possible to categorically say they had been saved by the diet alone. But conventional cancer treatment alone does not have this success rate and in many cases the specialists involved were amazed at the recovery of the patient. (Some of Kelly’s patients had told their specialists they were on the diet, others did not. Invariably, the specialists put the recovery down to surgery or chemotherapy.)

Kelly gives the full details of over half a dozen cases in the book, including profiles of the patients and their lifestyles. The cases cover prostate, lung, colon, bowel, brain and other cancers. In some cases the patients stuck rigidly to the alkaline diet; in others they became complacent as they got better and could not resist going back to having steaks and fry-ups when their specialists gave them the all clear – whereupon their cancers came back.

Kelly is a quietly charismatic doctor in his seventies, a man with decades of experience as a GP. At his large practice in the Howth/Sutton area, he is regarded as something of a guru of health and well-being. Now on the verge of retirement, this short book is his summation of what he has learned about cancer over recent years and about the tunnel vision of specialist medicine which is ignoring what he believes to be an effective way of treating the killer disease.

What Kelly has to say about the medical profession, dominated by consultants who rarely look beyond their own highly specialised areas, is telling. But it is his exposure of the refusal of specialists to take on board this new way of treating cancer – or even to consider it – that makes this such an important book.

Kelly always adopted a low-key approach with patients, as he explains in the book, gently encouraging them but letting them make their own decisions. The personal stories he gives are very human as patients try to stick with the alkaline diet, the disease comes and goes and the patients swing between despair and elation. Invasive treatments run alongside attempts to keep to the diet. No two cases are the same. But what the cases in the book show consistently is that an alkaline animal protein free diet can beat cancer.

There is one exception to this, pancreatic cancer, the virulent form that killed Brian Lenihan and is usually fatal. But far from undermining the diet theory, Kelly, who has lost several patients to pancreatic cancer including his own brother, says this is actually an exception that proves the rule. The reason the alkaline animal protein free diet does not work against pancreatic cancer and some gastric cancers, he explains, is that the pancreas itself produces animal protein. The metabolising enzyme involved called Trypsin may hold the key to solving this problem and Kelly calls for research into anti-Trypsin drugs.

Kelly’s book shows him to be a widely read and philosophical doctor who believes in an alkaline holistic approach to medicine. He is at once scrupulously scientific and completely open-minded. He is naturally sceptical and hesitant in coming to conclusions. But his experience with his cancer patients has made him passionately convinced that the alkaline animal protein free diet is the answer.

He is well aware that a “field trial” run in one GP’s practise – even a large practise over a decade – cannot be taken as conclusive and that clinical study needs to be done on a national or even international basis.

In the book he calls for such research; in fact his main motivation for writing the book is the disinterest he has faced from consultants and oncology specialists in the past few years who are dismissive of the diet theory to the point of being insulting. They stick with their surgery and radiotherapy and chemotherapy even though in many cases it either does not work or offers only limited time. They regard a dietary solution as simplistic or as flaky alternative medicine. What would a mere GP know? After all, they are the experts.

But that is exactly the point raised by this book. How blinkered are our specialists? Maybe they have become so specialised they can no longer see something that is outside their own area of expertise. Maybe it takes the broad, open-minded approach of the GP, especially a GP of vast experience like John Kelly, to see what is obvious.

If this book manages to shake our highly paid medical elite out of their complacency it will have succeeded. It presents a challenge to the cancer specialists of this country, one which they have so far tried to ignore rather than answer. It is a remarkable achievement by one doctor who has not forgotten his Hippocratic oath.

Global Warming and Body Warming Both Caused By Acid!

Global Warming and Body WARMING MAY ALL Be Caused By Environmental, Dietary, Respiratory and Metabolic Acid!
The above picture shows the acidification of blood which causes degeneration of the red and white blood cells, internal blood clotting and chaining of the red blood cells. This condition of the blood leads to light headedness, cold hands, cold feet, forgetfulness, muddle thinking or brain fog, stroke, heart attack, tumor formation and internal bleeding, just to name a few.
I have been studying the acid/alkaline conditions of the blood for over thirty years and have determined that all sickness and dis-ease or body warming is caused by the over-acidification of the blood and tissues.
 
Scientists have been studying the acid/alkaline conditions at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Natural carbon dioxide vents on the sea floor are showing scientists how carbon emissions will affect marine life.
Dissolved CO2 makes water more acidic, and around the vents, researchers saw a fall in species numbers, and snails with their shells disintegrating because of the increase of acid C02.
Writing in the journal Nature, the UK scientists suggest these impacts are likely to be seen across the world as CO2 levels rise in the atmosphere.
Some of the extra CO2 emitted enters the oceans, acidifying waters globally.
The only way of reducing the impact of ocean acidification is the urgent reduction in CO2 emissions.
“These same principles of acidification of the ocean also apply to the acidification of our body and the causative reason for the increase in cancer, heart disease, diabetes and all other
degenerative diseases,” states Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist at the pH Miracle Living Center.
“Studies have shown that the seas have become more acidic since the industrial revolution,” states Carol Turley. of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
Research leader Jason Hall-Spencer from the University of Plymouth said that atmospheric CO2 concentrations were now so high that even a sharp fall in emissions would not prevent some further acidification of the ocean.
“It’s clear that marine food webs as we know them are going to alter, and biodiversity will decrease,” he told BBC News.
“Those impacts are inevitable because acidification is inevitable – we’ve started it, and we can’t stop it.”
Corals construct their external skeletons by extracting dissolved calcium carbonate from seawater and using it to form two minerals, calcite and aragonite. Molluscs use the same process to make their shells.
As water becomes more acidic, the concentration of calcium carbonate falls. Eventually there is so little that shells or skeletons cannot form.
The oceans are thought to have absorbed about half of the extra CO2 put into the atmosphere in the industrial age. This has lowered its pH by 0.1 pH is the measure of acidity and alkalinity.
The vast majority of liquids lie between pH 0 (highly acidic) and pH 14 (highly alkaline); 7
is the midpoint of the pH scale. Seawater is mildly alkaline with a “natural” pH of about 8.2.
The IPCC forecasts that ocean pH will fall by “between 0.14 and 0.35 units over the 21st Century,
adding to the present decrease of 0.1 units since pre-industrial times.”
Around the vents which Dr Hall-Spencer’s team investigated, in the Mediterranean Sea near the
Italian coast, CO2 bubbling into the water forms a sort of natural laboratory for studying the
impacts of acidified water on marine life.
Globally, the seas now have an average pH of about 8.1 – down about 0.1 since the dawn of the
industrial age.
Around the vents, it fell as low as 7.4 in some places. But even at 7.8 to 7.9, the number of species present was 30% down compared with neighboring areas.
Coral was absent, and species of algae that use calcium carbonate were displaced in favour of
species that do not use it.
Snails were seen with their shells dissolving. There were no snails at all in zones with a pH of 7.4.
Meanwhile, sea grasses thrived, perhaps because they benefit from the extra carbon in the water.
These observations confirm that some of the processes seen in laboratory experiments and
some of the predictions made by computer models of ocean ecosystems do also happen in the real world.
“I can’t count the number of times that scientific talks end with ‘responses have not yet been
documented in the field’,” said Elliott Norse, President of the Marine Conservation Biology
Institute (MCBI).
“This paper puts that to rest for several ecologically important marine groups.”
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that without measures to restrain carbon dioxide emissions, ocean pH is likely to fall to about 7.8 by 2100.
This suggests that some of the impacts seen around the Mediterranean vents might be widespread.
“I think we will see the same pattern in other parts of the world, because we’re talking about keystone species such as mussels and limpets and barnacles being lost as pH drops,” said Dr Hall-Spencer.
The IPCC suggests that some areas, notably the Southern Ocean, might feel the impacts at lower
concentrations of CO2.
Last month, scientists reported that water with CO2 levels high enough to be “corrosive” to marine
life was rising up off the western US coast.
Bottom water naturally contains more CO2 than at shallower depths. This scientific team argues
that human emissions have pushed these levels even higher, contributing to pH values as low 7.5
in waters heavily used by US fishermen.
“If [pH 7.8] is a universal ‘tipping point’, then it indicates that sections of the western coast
waters off North America may have passed this threshold during periods when this upwelling of
waters high in CO2 occurs,” commented Carol Turley from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), who was not involved in the Mediterranean Sea study (PML is not affiliated with Plymouth University).
Organisms such as coral are also damaged by rising temperatures, and studies are ongoing into the combined effect of a warming and acidifying ocean.
Seagrasses were among the few beneficiaries of more acid waters. There is much to learn. And
during the coming week, scientists will announce the inauguration of the European Project on Ocean Acidification (Epoca), a four-year, 16m euro (£12.5m) initiative aiming to find some answers.
Studying the impacts may prove easier than doing anything about them.
“The reason that the oceans are becoming more acidic is because of the CO2 emissions that we are producing from burning fossil fuels,” observed Dr Turley.
“Add CO2 to seawater and you get carbonic acid; its simple chemistry, and therefore certain.
“This means that the only way of reducing the future impact of ocean acidification is the urgent,
substantial reduction in CO2 emissions.”
According to Dr. Young, “ocean acidification is the macro view of our oceans becoming sick and tired and the primary causative factor in global warming. The death and extinction of marine life is the result of this acidification which can be prevented with alkalizing measures.”
“Body acidification is the micro view of our internal oceans becoming sick and tired and the
primary causative factor in body warming or all sickness and dis-ease. The death and extinction
of the human race will be a result of an over-acidification of the blood and tissues due to an
inverted way of living, eating and thinking. This is what scientist have determined happened to the
extinction of the Mayan Race. We can prevent all sickness and dis-ease (cancer, heart dis-ease,
diabetes, etc.) and the potential extinction of the human race by learning how to maintain the
alkaline design of our body.

23 Good Reasons Why You Should Never Drink a Single Cup of Coffee

1. Methyl parathion

This is the most toxic pesticide of all. It is  is highly toxic to humans, birds, fish, and mammals. It’s used to fight leaf miner infestations. Leaf miners are insects that eat at leaves of plants.  Despite how dangerous it is, it’s still (mis)used in some countries.                                                                          

2. Endosulfan

This pesticide is used against coffee cherry borer, a common coffee consuming bug. It’s doesn’t dissolve easily and takes ages to break down in soil and is toxic to most animals. It affects the central nervous system, reproductive organs, kidneys, and liver, and is considered to be worse than the pest itself; it’s even been responsible for human death!

3. Chlorpyrifos

This is also used against common coffee pests and has been banned in the US for household use because it has caused human death and birth defects. Needless to say, it’s quite detrimental to delicate ecosystems.

4. Triadimefon

Copper-based fungicide used to against coffee rust. Only slightly toxic to birds, little is known about its effect on humans, but it is suspected that there is potential for reproductive problems with chronic exposure.  (Like people who drink coffee every day.) It has been found to induce hyperactivity in rats. The major concern is that long-term use of this and other copper-based fungicides is copper accumulation in soils, such as that found in coffee farms in Kenya and in Costa Rica.  Copper toxicity has been found in other crops grown in these soils, and copper impacts other biochemical and biological processes in soil which will poison people eating these crops not to mention the people who drink coffee.                                                                                      

5. Caffeine

One 8-ounce cup of coffee has 95 milligrams of caffeine and a 1-ounce single shot of espresso has 64 milligrams. Consuming too much caffeine can make you restless, anxious, irratable and then dead.  Caffeine is an acid or oxidant poison with a pH of 5.5 and an oxidative reduction pH of over +250 mV. When you drink a cup of coffee the body reacts to the poisons in the coffee and you feel it as adrenalin rush as the body starts releasing alkaline buffers to neutralize the poison or the caffeine acid.  It only takes 3 cups of coffee or acid to go into potential caffeine intoxication or 300mg which can cause a cardiac arrest.  One drop of pue caffeine or 2 grams of caffeine powder will kill you instantly.                      

6. pH

Coffee has a perfect pH for cancerous cells 5.5. Research at the Brigham Young University showed that you can keep cancer cells alive indefinitely in a cup of coffee.

7. ORP

Coffee is NOT an antioxicant but an oxidant which acitivates the alkaline buffering system and depletes your body of alkalizing minerals such as sodium bicaronatea and potassium bicaronate.

8.  Stomach

Because coffee an acid beverage it causes the stomach to produce sodium bicarbonate which increases the hydrochloric acid in the stomach leading to acid reflux, GERD, ulcers and stomach cancer.                    

9.  Damages Cover Cells of the Stomach

Coffee is a hot beverage and any hot beverage will damage the cover cells of the stomach which cells produce sodium bicarbonate for maintaining the alkaline design of all the body fluids.                                                                            

10.  Stimulate

Coffee is saturated with hydrogen ions or protons and thus steals energy from your body making you more tired after the stimulating effects wear-off.  This creates the addiction for more coffee in order to achieve an energy increase or buzz.  Continued use of coffee leads to enervation then irritation, then inflammation, then ulceration and finally degeneration or cancer.                                                                                      

11.  Cafestol

Coffee increases the level of cholesterol. Why? Because coffee contains an acid substance called cafestol which triggers the rise of cholesterol levels. The cafestol blocks a receptor in an intestinal pathway crucial for cholesterol regulation, and is the most potent food chemical to do this.   Increased amounts of this acid will increase cholesterol for the purpose of buffering and maintaining the alkaline design of the body.                                                                                    

12.  Intestinal Villi Damage

Coffee compromises the alkalinity of the small intestine at a pH of 8.4.  This causes the intestinal villi to lie down preventing the biological transformation of food or chyme into stem cells which takes place in the crypts of the intestinal villi.   This leads to lowered blood counts, improper blood cell formation and symptoms anemia, pernicious anemia, and hemolytic anemia.  Coffee also damages the intestinal villi leading to more serious conditions such as proper bone, muscle and organ regeneration.                                                  

13. Cancer

Coffee contains over 1000 chemicals of which only 22 have been studied leaving 978 left to study.  All of the chemicals studied to date have been found to be carcinogentic.  So next time to pick up that cup of coffee think of it as your cup of cancer.

14.  Sugar and Cream

Add the sugar and cream and you just created one toxic and addictive acidic/poisonous beverage.

15. Heart Disease – 

There is controversial scientific evidence linking coffee consumption to heart diseases. Some studies even state that “consumption is associated with significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease.” These same studies have shown a cholesterol-raising effect in some of the chemical compounds of coffee, such as determines, cafestol, kahweol and plasma homocysteine. This may be of-set by some of the antioxidants, but the overall agreement is that coffee may adversely effect the heart.

16. Blood Vessels


Coffee disturbs the functioning of blood vessels, both in turgidity and tone.

17. Cardiovascular System

Coffee affects our nervous system, heart rhythms and has been consistently linked to irregular heartbeats. It may also adversely affect blood pressure.

18. Osteoporosis 

Coffee drinking should be heavily avoided by people at risk, or who have Osteoporosis. Studies show a link between drinking coffee and urinary calcium excretion. 

19.  Heartburn  

Many people report that coffee increases heartburn.

20.  Sleep Disturbance 

 Coffee, particularly in the evening or at night, can lead to sleep disturbance.

21. Dehydration 

Drinking coffee depletes water reserves in the body.

22. Addiction 

While the FDA recognizes caffeine as “safe,” it is still a drug, as it significantly alters the nervous system, leading to addiction over time. 

23. Extreme Withdrawal Symptoms 


You may experience withdrawal symptoms when you try to give up coffee. This can lead to headaches, irritability, body aches, and other more extreme symptoms.

Coffee beans are green and alkaline on the tree until they are fermented and spoiled rotten to a brown acidic, dis-ease causing color.

 

Drinking Soda Pop May Kill You!

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and Harvard University have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas is associated with a higher risk of stroke.
The study – recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – is the first to examine soda’s effect on stroke risk. Previous research has linked sugar-sweetened beverage consumption with weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout and coronary artery disease.
“Soda remains the largest source of added sugar in the diet,” said Adam Bernstein, M.D., Sc.D., study author and Research Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. “What we’re beginning to understand is that regular intake of these beverages sets off a chain reaction in the body that can potentially lead to many diseases – including stroke.”
The research analyzed soda consumption among 43,371 men who participated in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study between 1986 and 2008, and 84,085 women who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study between 1980 and 2008. During that time, 2,938 strokes were documented in women while 1,416 strokes were documented in men.
“The answer to the increase in strokes from drinking soda is quite simple – sugar is a metabolic acid and is poisonous to the body in all of its forms,” states Dr. Robert O. Young.  Dr. Young further states, “other acids including carbonic and phosphuric acid also contribute to inflammation, atherosclerosis, acidic plaque, thrombosis, obesity, glucose intolerance, insulin resisitance, diabetes high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.”  In sugar-sweetened sodas, the sugar load may lead to rapid increases in blood glucose and insulin which, over time, may lead to glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and inflammation. These physiologic changes influence atherosclerosis, plaque stability and thrombosis – all of which are risk factors of ischemic stroke. This risk for stroke appears hy igher in women than in men.
The pH of soda drinks are highly acidic with a pH of less than 3 and an oxidative reduction potential of over +450mV.  According to Dr. Young, “soda sucks the life right out of you!”
In addition, study findings show that men and women who consumed more than one serving of sugar-sweetened soda per day had higher rates of high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol and lower physical activity rates. Those who drank soda more frequently were also more likely to eat red meat and whole-fat dairy products. Men and women who consumed low-calorie soda had a higher incidence of chronic disease and a higher body mass index (BMI). The investigators controlled for these other factors in their analysis to determine the independent association of soda consumption on stroke risk.
“According to research from the USDA, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption has increased dramatically in the United States over the past three decades, and it’s affecting our health,” said Dr. Bernstein. “These findings reiterate the importance of encouraging individuals to substitute alternate beverages for soda.”
Dr. Young suggests, “drinking soda drinks compromises the alkaline design of the body setting the stage for sickness, dis-ease, disease and death.  People are digging their graves with their own teeth when they ingest foods and beverages that are highly acidic/toxic to the blood and tissues.  These acidic foods and beverages include, animal flesh, dairy products, alcohol. coffee, tea, soda drinks, sports drinks, high sugar fruit drinks, vinegar,  and sugar in all of its forms both natural and artificial.”

If you are ingesting acidic drinks like soda pop, the following article may help you kick the acidic habit before its too late!

Woman’s Coca-Cola ‘habit’ cited in death

By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – Fri, Apr 20, 2012

Experts say Natasha Harris Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death (AP/New Zealand Herald)When people attribute someone’s untimely death to a Coke overdose, they’re usually not talking about the world’s most popular soda.
But experts in New Zealand say Natasha Harris’ 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola consumption“probably” contributed to her death. The soda company responded to the alleged connection by noting that even water consumption can be fatalin excessive amounts.
“The first thing she would do in the morning was to have a drink of Coke beside her bed and the last thing she would do at night was have a drink of Coke,” Harris’ partner Chris Hodgkinson said in a deposition. “She was addicted to Coke.”
Hodgkinson testified that Harris drank between 2.1 gallons and 2.6 gallons of Coke every day.
The 30-year-old Harris died of a heart attack in February 2010. According to New Zealand’s Fairfax Media, pathologist Dr. Dan Mornin testified on Thursday that Harris likely suffered from hypokalemia (low potassium levels), which he believes was caused by her overall poor nutrition, including the unusually high levels of Coke consumption.
Though in fairness to the soda manufacturer, it was also revealed that Harris made other questionable health choices before her death, including smoking a reported 30 cigarettes per day and having poor eating habits. Dr. Mornin also said Harris had “toxic levels of caffeine” in her blood, though it’s not clear if those levels came exclusively from Coke or from a combination of other sources, including coffee.
Karen Thompson, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola Oceania, defended the safety of her company’s products in a statement:
“We concur with the information shared by the coroner’s office that the grossly excessive ingestion of any food product, including water, over a short period of time with the inadequate consumption of essential nutrients, and the failure to seek appropriate medical intervention when needed, can be dramatically symptomatic.”
Harris reportedly experienced high blood pressure in the months leading up to her death. Hodgkinson called emergency services and tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but was not able to revive Harris after she collapsed in her home.

Vinegar or Acetaldehyde – A Common and Potent Neurotoxin and Secondary Metabolite of Sugar Consumption

Cancer is Acid

How to prevent the damaging effects of sugar consumption, smoking, alcohol consumption, and  air pollution

Overcoming Addiction

Acetaldehyde is hardly a household word in America, yet it is one of the most common neurotoxins in the lives of tens of millions of people. It is a simple substance its chemical formula is CH3CHO yet acetaldehyde insidiously promotes damage to brain structure and function through numerous pathways.

Sources of Vinegar or Acetaldehyde
There are five main routes that bring acetaldehyde (abbreviated here as “AH”) into the human brain. These are sugar consumption, alcohol consumption, Candida “the yeast syndrome,” exhaust from cars and trucks, and cigarette smoking.

Ethanol (more commonly known as alcohol) is the chemical contained in beer, wine, liquor and liqueurs that gets people drunk. These beverages serve as carriers to get ethanol into the drinker’s brain, promoting some degree of intoxication. Once in the body, alcohol is broken down into carbon dioxide and water. However, this process takes time and occurs in several steps. The first step occurs primarily in the liver, although other organs such as the brain and kidney can also perform this stage of alcohol detoxification to a slight extent. An enzyme called “alcohol dehydrogenase” converts alcohol into AH. Then another enzyme “aldehyde dehydrogenase” must break the AH down into acetate. Acetate can then serve as a fuel in cellular energy production. (Acetate is a form of acetic acid, the acid that makes vinegar sour.) 

However, the conversion of AH to acetate does not always occur quickly or smoothly and therein lies the problem. Research over the last several decades has shown that alcoholics tend to rapidly convert alcohol to AH, but then convert AH to acetate very slowly, thus giving AH a chance to work its mischief in the body.1  And depending on a person’s genetics, nutritional status, and exposure to other chemicals such as formaldehyde, which also utilize aldehyde dehydrogenase for their detoxification, even non-alcoholics may have difficulty rapidly detoxifying AH.

The second major route of AH into the brain is through its production by a yeast called Candida albicans. Candida is known to occur in the intestinal tract of virtually all humans to some degree. When present only in small amounts, being kept in check by a healthy immune system and the so-called “friendly flora,” such as Acidophilus and Bifidus bacteria, Candida is relatively harmless. Yet due to the modern overuse of antibiotics, birth control pills, and cortisone/prednisone drug therapy, as well as excessive stress (which naturally produces excess cortisone in the body), sugar consumption and malnutrition, millions of Americans now suffer from an excessive growth of Candida in their intestines the so-called “yeast syndrome.”2 Candida lives by fermenting sugars to produce energy. Unfortunately for the humans who harbor large colonies of Candida in their gut, the waste by-product of this sugar fermentation by Candida is AH.3  Biochemical research has shown that this AH may combine with red blood cells, proteins, enzymes, and other substances present in the gut or gut lining, and thus travel through the bloodstream to reach more distant parts of the body such as the brain.3  Research has also shown that AH can then detach from the red blood cells or proteins it traveled with through the bloodstream, thus enabling AH to damage cells far from the site of its intestinal production by Candida.3

For those suffering from the yeast syndrome, the ingestion of beer, wine, and liqueurs provides a double-barreled dose of AH. Not only is the alcohol in these beverages turned into AH, but the malt and grain in beer and the sugar in wine and liqueurs provide excellent fuel for Candida to produce the energy it needs to live.2 More AH is the inevitable by-product of the yeast’s sugar fermentation.

When oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, and natural gas are burned, ending up in the air, AH is produced.4 Thus, another major route of entry into the body for AH is through inhaling air laden with vehicle and factory exhaust. People who spend hours commuting in dense freeway traffic, professional drivers such as truck and taxi drivers in urban areas, and even those who live or work in heavily trafficked areas or near freeways or major streets are especially at risk for inhaling small but significant chronic levels of AH.

AH is also produced through the burning of tobacco.7 Thus, heavy cigarette smokers are also at risk of inhaling AH through the inhaled smoke. And while the amounts of AH inhaled through auto exhaust and cigarette smoke may be small compared to that from alcohol, research shows that low-dose chronic AH exposure may still be sufficient to gradually damage proteins, enzymes and other cellular structures in the brain and other organs.21

How Vinegar or Acetaldehyde Damages the Brain

There are many ways that acetaldehyde (AH) can gradually damage brain structure and function through chronic, low-dose AH exposure. The following are some of them.

Acetaldehyde alters red blood cell structure. It has been known since 1941 that AH easily combines with red blood cell membrane proteins to convert the red blood cells into a “time-release capsule” for AH, releasing the AH in the body far from the site where it attached to the red blood cell.3 As this happens, however, the membrane covering the red blood cell becomes stiffer.21 Yet in order to travel through the capillaries, which are the smallest blood vessels and which feed the trillions of individual cells, the red blood cell must be able to fold or deform. The average red blood cell diameter is 7 microns; yet a typical capillary is only 2 microns in diameter. Red blood cells stiffened through chronic AH exposure will have difficulty deforming sufficiently to pass through capillaries. Consequently, red blood cell-carried oxygen to many cells is reduced.3 (Our brains require 20% of all the oxygen we breathe!) In addition, the work of K.K. Tsuboi and colleagues has shown that AH forms stable combinations with hemoglobin in red blood cells. This reduces the ability of red blood cells to accept, hold, and transport oxygen through the bloodstream, which is their primary function.5 

Acetaldehyde decreases the ability of the protein tubulin to assemble into microtubules.6 Microtubules are long, thin, tube-like structures that serve several functions in the brain cell. They help provide structural support to the nerve cell, somewhat like girders in a bridge or a building, keeping the nerve cell and the dendrites semi-rigid. Dendrites are the feathery-looking extensions from the main body of the nerve cell which connect nerve cells to each other, with some neurons connecting through dendrites to as many as 100,000 other neurons. Microtubules also serve to transport nutrients and biochemical raw materials manufactured in the cell body to the dendrites. When this raw material transport is compromised, the dendrites will gradually atrophy and die off.

Two classic examples of brain pathology involving degeneration of the dendrites in humans are chronic alcoholic brain damage and Alzheimer’s disease.

Acetaldehyde induces a deficiency of vitamin B1. Thiamin, or Vitamin B1, is so critical to brain and nerve function it is often called the “nerve vitamin.” AH has a very strong tendency to combine with B1, as the work of Herbert Sprince, M.D. (discussed below) has shown.7 Unfortunately, in detoxifying AH through combination with it, B1 is destroyed. Moderately severe B1 deficiency in humans leads to a group of symptoms called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.9 This syndrome is characterized by mental confusion, poor memory, poor neuromuscular coordination, and visual disturbances. Its primary accepted cause is chronic alcoholism. B1 is also necessary for the production of ATP bioenergy in all body cells including the brain, and the brain must produce and use 20% of the body’s energy total, even while asleep. Vitamin B1 is also essential for production of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of the brain’s major neurotransmitters, facilitating optimal memory, mental focus and concentration, and learning. Alzheimer’s disease represents a rather extreme case of memory loss and impaired concentration due to destruction of acetylcholine-using brain cells. In a classic experiment reported in 1942, R.R. Williams and colleagues found that even mild B1 deficiency in humans continued over a long period of time (the experiment ran six months) produces symptoms including apathy, confusion, emotional instability, irritability, depression, feelings of impending doom, fatigue, insomnia, and headaches8 all symptoms of less-than-optimal brain function.

Below is a range of possible nutrient levels that may offer protection to those suffering from chronic AH toxicity.

NUTRIENT AMOUNT/DAY
(divide into 2-3 doses, take with meals)
Thiamin (B1) 50-500 mg
Niacin or Niacinamide (B3)* 50-500 mg
Pantothenic Acid (B5) (Pantethine) 25-200 mg
Pyridoxine (B6) 25-150 mg
N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) 500-2000 mg
Ascorbate (C) 500-3000 mg
Zinc (Monomethionine, Ascorbate or Citrate) 15-30 mg
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)** 120-480 mg
Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid) 50-200 mg
Silymarin (Milk Thistle Extract, 70-80%) 200-600 mg
* Those with known or suspected liver disease or gout should use this only with their physician’s permission. Also, those who find the “hot flush” action of niacin too unpleasant should use the niacinamide form of B3** From Borage Seed Oil or Evening Primrose Seed Oil

 

Acetaldehyde induces deficiencies of niacin and NAD. Niacin (Vitamin B3) is present in the human body primarily in its coenzyme form, NAD.1 NAD is involved in the majority of steps in which sugar and fat are burned for energy in all cells.10 NAD is normally the most plentiful vitamin coenzyme in the human brain. NAD is important as a catalyst in the production of many key, brain neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. Neurotransmitters are the biochemicals that allow nerve cells to communicate with each other. NAD is also the coenzyme that activates alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase, the enzymes that break down alcohol and AH.11 Zinc is also required along with NAD to activate these two enzymes.12

Since the need for NAD in all cells is great, yet the supply is limited, NAD is normally recycled continually during cellular energy production. Yet, when NAD helps detoxify AH, this recycling of NAD is blocked, and an altered form of NAD called “NADH” accumulates, impairing cellular biochemistry in many ways.1, 21 Thus, chronic AH exposure may produce a mild, functional, niacin/NAD deficiency, even in a person consuming a so-called “balanced diet” which meets RDA levels of niacin intake.

Extreme niacin deficiency produces the classic nutritional disease Pellegra with dramatic symptoms, both physical and mental. Since niacin is needed in large amounts for optimal brain function, a mild niacin deficiency tends to produce mostly psychological symptoms. These symptoms may include feeling fearful, apprehensive, suspicious, and worrying excessively with a gloomy, downcast, angry and depressed outlook. Headaches, insomnia, depression, agitation, and inability to concentrate may also occur.13 This profile certainly applies to many chronic alcoholics and Candida patients, who obviously suffer from long-term, mild AH exposure.

Acetaldehyde reduces Acetyl Coenzyme A and impairs cellular energy production. Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) is one of the most critical vitamins for normal brain function. The active form of B5 is Coenzyme A. Coenzyme A in turn is combined with acetate in all cells to form Acetyl Coenzyme A. Acetyl Coenzyme A is perhaps the most pivotal single biochemical in all cellular biochemistry; both sugar and fat must be transformed into Acetyl Coenzyme A to power the Krebs’ cycle which produces 90% of all the energy used by every cell in the body, including brain cells.11 Unfortunately, for Acetyl Coenzyme A, however, AH has a strong affinity to combine with Acetyl Coenzyme A. The work of biochemist H.P. Ammon has shown that AH suppresses the activity of Acetyl Coenzyme A in a dose-dependent fashion. He has also demonstrated that the energy-producing activity of cells falls in parallel with the declining levels of Acetyl Coenzyme A as the concentration of AH increases.1 The brain use. 20% of all body energy for normal function. Acetyl Coenzyme A is also necessary for the production of acetylcholine, the memory, learning and concentration neurotransmitter.14

Acetaldehyde induces a deficiency of Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P). P5P is the major coenzyme necessary to form virtually all major brain neurotransmitters.10 It is involved in all transamination reactions, whereby cells may convert many different amino acids into each other to satisfy their ever-shifting amino acid needs.10 P5P is necessary to convert essential fatty acids into their final use forms, as well as to turn linoleic acid into the key, nerve cell-regulating biochemical, Prostaglandin E1.15 P5P helps regulate magnesium entry into cells,16 and the level of excitability of nerve cells is strongly dependent upon their magnesium level. P5P is also necessary to convert vitamin B3, niacin/niacinamide, into the active coenzyme form, NAD.17 Unfortunately for P5P (and we humans who are so dependent on it), AH is known to strongly combine with the protein portion of P5P enzymes in a way that displaces the P5P portion of the molecule. This subjects P5P to an increased rate of destruction and results in abnormally low blood and tissue levels of this coenzyme.1,18

Acetaldehyde unfavorably influences prostaglandin metabolism. Delta-6-Desaturase is the enzyme that converts the common fatty acid linoleic acid into gamma linolenic acid, which is totally absent from any typical diet. Gamma linolenic acid in turn is the only raw material that can be converted into prostaglandin E1. Prostaglandin E1 is a key regulatory biochemical for both nerve cells and the immune system. It also serves to regulate the production of the pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2. Prostaglandin E1 prevents excessive production of prostaglandin E2 from the dietary fatty acid, arachidonic acid, which is plentiful in meat, poultry and dairy products. Researchers in prostaglandin biochemistry have discovered, however, that AH is a powerful deactivator of Delta-6-Desaturase.15 AH thus tends to suppress gamma linolenic acid production, which in turn suppresses prostaglandin E1 production. Low prostaglandin E1 production “takes the brakes off” production of prostaglandin E2 and a related compound, TXB2, increasing their levels far above normal. The published research of David Horrobin, M.D.,15 and psychiatrist Julian Lieb,19 has shown high levels of prostaglandin E2 and TXB2, coupled with low levels of prostaglandin E1, to be a major causal factor in some forms of depression.

Acetaldehyde promotes addiction to toxic substances. Perhaps one of the most surprising ways AH may alter normal brain function is due to its tendency to combine in the brain with two key neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin. When AH and dopamine combine, they form a condensation product called salsolinol. When AH combines with serotonin, another product called beta-carboline is formed. Salsolinol and beta-carboline are two of a group of inter-related and interconvertible compounds called tetrahydro-isoquinolines. The various tetrahydro-isoquinolines which both animal and human research have shown to occur at high levels in the brains, spinal fluids, and urine of chronic alcoholics are closely related in structure, function, and addictive power to opiates! Successfully detoxifying alcoholics have been shown to excrete especially high levels of these opiate-like chemicals in their urine. Thus, these AH-generated, opiate-like biochemicals may at least partly explain why alcoholics are so addicted to alcohol, cigarette smokers to cigarettes, and Candida-sufferers to sugar, since all three of these conditions promote chronic excessive body AH levels. And, like opiates, these tetrahydroisoquinoline biochemicals would tend to promote lethargy, mental cloudiness and fogginess, depression, apathy, inability to concentrate, etc. These, of course, are symptoms common to both alcoholism and Candidiasis, the two conditions which would tend to generate the highest chronic AH levels in the body.

The difficulties discussed above that are caused by chronic AH toxicity should indicate to the reader that AH has a significant ability to compromise brain function. A partial summary of AH’s damaging effects on brain function includes the following:

  •  Impaired memory
  •  Decreased ability to concentrate (“brain fog”)
  •  Depression
  •  Slowed reflexes
  •  Lethargy and apathy
  •  Heightened irritability
  •  Decreased mental energy
  •  Increased anxiety and panic reactions
  •  Decreased sensory acuity
  •  Increased tendency to alcohol, sugar, and cigarette addiction
  •  Decreased sex drive
  •  Increased PMS and breast swelling/tenderness in women.

How Nutrition Can Help
Fortunately, applied nutrition science offers some protection against chronic AH toxicity, even when it is not possible to completely avoid the four main offenders that promote AH in our bodies alcohol, Candida, cigarettes, and heavy auto exhaust.

Herbert Sprince, M.D. and his colleagues published many articles in the 1970’s detailing the results of their experiments which used various nutrients to protect rats from AH poisoning. Sprince fed a control group of rats an amount of AH sufficient to kill 90% of the control group in 72 hours. The experimental group of rats given the same amount of AH were also given various nutrients, either singly or in combination, that might detoxify the AH. After 72 hours, the death rate for rats given large oral doses of Vitamin C was only 27% (vs 90% in controls), 20% for rats given the sulfur amino acid L-cysteine, 10% for rats receiving Vitamin B1, and an amazing 0% for rats protected by N-acetyl cysteine or lipoic acid. A lower dose combination of C, B1 and either L-Cysteine or N-acetyl cysteine also gave near 0% death rates!7 But, the nutrient doses Sprince administered were rather gigantic compared to RDA levels of nutrients, being equivalent to multi-gram doses for humans. Fortunately, however, most people are not subjected to such high levels of AH, so lower doses of these nutrients would doubtless provide significant AH-detoxifying power when used on a long-term basis.

John Cleary, M.D. has published papers summarizing many doctors’ and researchers’ successful use of niacin (Vitamin B3) and zinc in alcohol and AH detoxification.1 Since the enzymes that break down alcohol and AH are both B311 and zinc-activated,12 this provides an obvious rationale for their protective use in chronic alcohol/AH toxicity situations. Finally, because chronic high tissue levels of AH impair the normal process of recycling the active form of B3 (NAD) for continual re-use,1 it is obvious why normal dietary levels of B3 might be insufficient to provide optimal brain B3 levels in chronic AH toxicity situations.

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