Monthly Archives: May 2015

America is a Fast Food Nation

expressenchere   May 20, 2015   Comments Off on America is a Fast Food Nation

In researching the series of blog posts I’m doing today on the documentary Super Size Me and America’s obsession with fast-food, I ran across a book published in 2001 called Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser.

It is an exhaustive and revealing look at why Americans have adopted a fast-food mentality and what the outcomes will be. The book even calls for a boycott of the fast food industry.

While for me personally it would be hard to imagine life without an occasional burger and fries, I’ve lived most of my life. The ones I’m concerned about are our children. Not only have they grown up with other potentially damaging forces, violent video games for example, this couch potatoe generation has been succored (or should I say “suckered”) by none other than Ronald McDonald, the chief pitch man and carnival barking advocate for the fast-food lifestyle.

The facts are in folks. One out of every three children born in the year 2000 will become diabetic. Diabetes will serve as the foundational illness contributing to cardiovascular disease, stroke, certain cancers, respiratory problems and a whole host of other illness.

It’s time we rein this in and demand that schools not only teach healthy nutrition, but provide it in the lunch rooms. We’ve also got to quit relying on the burger joints to be the cooks in our kitchen. Oh, I understand full-well that we’ve got better things to do than prepare healthy meals for our kids – we’ve got to transport them to soccer practice, dance class, piano lessons, etc., etc., etc. – but sooner or later the buck has to stop somewhere doesn’t it? And what better place than at our dinner tables.

Oh, and parents, one other thing. Kids learn best not by what we say, but by what we do. If we continually stuff our face with unhealthy food choices and live a sedentary lifestyle, what do you think they’re going to do? I hate to sound like your mama here, but it’s something we both know we have to do.

Another article you may be interested in, read it at here: Fast Food Marketing to Kids at All-Time High, but It Can Be Stopped

What is happening to me?

expressenchere   May 18, 2015   Comments Off on What is happening to me?

What is happening to me? Is the question I have been asking myself, I feel weak but my determination is still alive and my will to push myself is also still alive? I felt so sorry for myself yester evening as I did my run, I could not keep up with me. I was overcome with emotions while thoughts of “me” run through my mind the strong me that seem to be slipping away.

The me who got up a day after surgery and went for a mile long walk, the me who ran in the 5K race to cure breast cancer ten days after surgery and finished in good time, the me who a few years ago run a fathers day 5k fun run and won first place in my age group. Tears streamed down my eyes as I mourned “me” while running along a very busy sea wall the thought of what people may think of the tears while trying to run never crossed my mind.

I thought of the blood that was drawn yesterday afternoon and said a silent pray –

“God please let whatever is wrong be found better yet just miraculously please fix me”

I am now more determine than I have ever been, more committed than I have ever been to push ahead and at least get back to where I was or better yet run a marathon. First I need to be fixed, I need to get rid of the craving for dirt and all the little pesky feeling of not being at my best including my ability to run like me again. My sister suggests long distance walking like starting over and building back up to me well it is a good option if all else fails.

Work is still busy and might remain that way until after summer I will persevere approaching every challenge as if I am learning to walk – one foot in front of the other until I get to my destination

Tonight’s run was a little better than yesterday, I channelled the time I spent feeling sorry for me yesterday into pushing myself just as little harder and though not easy it work.

Mood:  tired
Hearing: TV

Interview with Dr. Faustman

expressenchere   May 18, 2015   Comments Off on Interview with Dr. Faustman

The topic of this portion of the interview with Dr. Faustman centers around the issues “benign disease removal” and “spontaneous regeneration of islet cells.”

I asked Dr. Faustman if she had done work on islet cell transplantation. She said that early in her research she did, but found that once diseased T cells, the ones attacking healthy islets, are removed, the islets spontaneously regenerate, potentially voiding the need for transplantation.

I must say in Dr. Faustman’s defense that she is not anti-transplantation. In fact, she indicated support for it. However, her approach would largely negate the need. In other words, it appears that islet regeneration, at least what she has seen to date with end-stage animal experiments, is only dependent upon disease removal – “self” healing follows.

I inquired as to whether any of her findings might have bearing on type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, she said there could be possible implications, and that although the disease-removing treatment for type 1 diabetes will have no benefit for type 2 diabetes, the discovery of regeneration and adult islet regeneration is of potential benefit to type 2 diabetics.

Finally, I inquired about time lines for completion of her research and when a theraputic treatment might be available in the marketplace. She indicated the first arm of her research, the one related to the memory T cells and use of BCG, could be completed inside of ten years. Much of it depends on the human clinical trials, and those are dependent on developing the blood assay test we discussed earlier. Once the first leg is complete, Dr. Faustman seemed hopeful the second arm could move more quickly.

Our next and final installment is going to focus on the funding issues and what is being done to fund her research.

Why is my poop black

expressenchere   May 18, 2015   Comments Off on Why is my poop black

If you or someone you know is asking yourself  why is my poop green black chances are it is not something serious. The most common reasons for a black stool are from something you ate such as iron heavy spinach or ingesting bismuth, the active ingredient in Peptobismal. Iron supplements, medication or minerals could also be the cause.

When your poop is black due to minerals, food, medication or supplements, this is commonly known as a ‘false melena’. Melena is the term for a condition where  blood that has been in the upper gastrointestinal tract for a longer period has taken on a darker color and is being passed in the stool.

Melena may be caused be an ulcer that is bleeding in the stomach lining. Resent research shows that spicy foods and stress do not necessarily cause ulcers as once believed. This is not to say that there is no affect what so ever from these elements once an ulcer has formed, however these factors are not the root cause. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium which typically is the root cause. Antibiotics are prescribed to remedy this infection.

NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflamitory drugs) are another common cause of stomach ulcers if there has been prolonged use. This condition could cause bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, thus causing a black stool and causing you to ask why is my poop black. NSAIDS are drugs that over time weaken the stomachs natural lining of protection against naturally occurring acid made in the stomach. These include over the counter  drugs commonly used such as aspirin, naproxen sodium and ibuprofen. Usually all that is required to heal the stomach is the discontinued use of these drugs.

Gastritis, Esophageal varies and a Mallory-Weiss tear are all other possible causes of why poop may be black.

The reason for your black and green poop is a question that has many potential answers. Some very correctable such as a diet adjustment and some far more serious as mentioned above. If you are finding yourself passing a black stool accompanied by nausea and or pain, seek medical attention immediately.

STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT YOUR WORDS MAKE YOU SOUND STUPID

expressenchere   May 13, 2015   Comments Off on STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT YOUR WORDS MAKE YOU SOUND STUPID

With the 2012 Presidential elections around the corner, republicans are duking it out trying to decide just which candidate we will put up against Obama.

However, this republican primary is simply a shit show. Not only are most of the candidates underwhelming, but also campaign employees, supporters and political groups have crossed the line with lies, libel and slander.

Sure these people have the right to freedom of speech but apparently they also have the right to be ignorant and uneducated.

There are so many issues with this degradation of the idea of ‘Free and Fair elections’ that many Americans should be ashamed at to how low we have stooped.

FIRST OFF…..

Republican Candidates, stop beating the shit out of each other with ambiguous terms bullshit videos tearing each other to shreds.

If ANY of the republican primary candidates want a shot at actually beating Obama in this upcoming election then stop doing the legwork for him. Paul, Romney, Santorum, Perry, and Huntsman are all digging up so much dirt on each other and creating negative advertisements against the other that the democrats are taking notes and laughing all the way to Obama’s second term.

SECONDLY…..

Supporters of republican candidates, stop creating videos that make you all look like assholes.

You know who you are.

The add that was recently put on YOUTUBE by Ron Paul supporters known as ‘NHLiberty4Paul’ accusing Jon Huntsman of being a “Manchurian Candidate”

Yes, Jon Huntsman speaks Mandarin

Yes, Jon Huntsman is the former United States ambassador to China

Yes, Jon Huntsman and his family adopted a Chinese daughter

No this does not make him a Manchurian Candidate

This video shows Huntsman holding his Chinese daughter and then the add asks “AMERICAN VALUES? OR CHINESE?”

Really? Really? I want to make a video that exposes the NHLiberty4Paul group as the morons they are.

If anything Jon Huntsman should be commended for loving a child and giving his daughter a home when prior to that she was found at 2 months old abandoned in a Chinese vegetable market with no one to love her and nowhere to call home.

I know Ron Paul did not make this video but COME ON PEOPLE

I don’t care what party you are affiliated or not affiliated with but have some self respect and start attacking candidates for their policies and political views.

GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER AMERICA and while we all have the freedom of speech, you may want to think twice before you post a video reminding everyone, from sea to shining sea, that you…………….are a jackass.

Are You Presently Sensitive To Every thing? Below Are Great Tips Which Can Help

expressenchere   May 13, 2015   Comments Off on Are You Presently Sensitive To Every thing? Below Are Great Tips Which Can Help


Even though allergic reactions certainly are a not unusual and famous problem, individuals who don’t have allergy symptoms don’t realize the amount of an impact that these particular triggers may have on someone’s existence. Animal pollen and pollen are two common allergic triggers, which can be tough to evade. Now what does an allergic reaction look like and the causes and symptoms also treatments for those patients,check this out post for recommendations on coping with your allergies.

If you struggle pollen and spores when inside your home, stay away from making your house windows open more than an hour or two. At the very least, shut them between the hrs of 5 and 10 each morning it is now time of day time in which vegetation and blooms relieve their maximum levels of pollen.

In the event you very own domestic pets, bathe them commonly when allergy year shows up. This is especially true for pet owners. Not merely, are pets’ head of hair and dander irritants independently, wildlife fur is really a magnet for pollen drifting inside the oxygen, letting these contaminants to hitch a journey on your pet and get into your home.

Shower area well before your bed, taking additional care to wash your own hair carefully. Plant pollen, dust, and also other substances could possibly get trapped onto the skin and also in the hair along the way through your time. Should you normally bath in the morning, take into account converting to an evening hours plan. This provides you with the chance to take away these irritants prior to bed, enabling you to possess a relaxing night’s sleep at night.

Although checks can be executed that identify what you really are allergic to, no person can anticipate how extreme your reactions will likely be. As an example, the exam could present you are sensitive to one type of spore. It’s easy to have minor or even no signs or symptoms when near substances.

When your allergic reactions are along with a unpleasant, hacking cough, irritability in the tonsils is probably to blame. This is particularly popular in those that fight post-nasal drip or mouth breathing. On many occasions, the trouble grows more distinct during the night time. At this point, try using pillows to prop you up in a 50 %-reclining place while you sleep at night. When you can sleep while seated upright, that’s even better.

Clean your pillowcases consistently, should you suffer from allergies. Pillowcases usually collect dust particles, pollen, along with other allergens which could definitely have an effect on you. Washing them along with your other linens can prevent this from going on. If you can, try to purchase non-allergenic bedroom pillows circumstances, sheets and other bedding.

Try to keep your indoor air as allergen totally free as you can. It might be tempting to look at a windows to let the new oxygen in, however, if you do this you permit the plant pollen in your home. So keep your windows closed. Also, make sure to affect the filters on the ac very often.

In case you have young children at school who happen to be prone to serious hypersensitive reactions, they can have specific prescription medication to use in such conditions. Check with your pediatrician to get a notice describing allergic reaction and possible responses. The institution should always have additional amounts in the treatment readily available in the event your child suffers a response during school. Ensure that the school is aware of your child’s certain allergic reaction, and maintain an inventory with their backpack as well in case there is a health care emergency.

Kitchens are reproduction reasons for fungus, that may torment would-be culinary chefs who may have mold allergy symptoms. To dissuade the development and distributed with this unwanted thief, always employ an exhaust supporter while cooking meals about the cooktop or even in the oven. This pulls excessive moisture from your air, making it a hardship on mold to increase.

Often, new apparel can contain chemicals or other hypersensitivity-leading to substances that may cause a rash or hives upon contact with the skin. When you buy new clothes, make sure you wash each piece prior to deciding to wear it. This can be notably true of gentleman-made resources for example nylon and rayon.

Ensure your residence is without any irritants as much as possible when dealing with allergic reactions. You must vacuum regularly using a vacuum that is equipped with a HEPA (Substantial-Productive Particulate Oxygen) filtration. This will assist seize airborne contaminants, for example fungus, dust, plant pollen, bacteria and dirt mites, which are frequent causes of allergy symptoms.

Our bedsheets, window curtains, comforters, and towels are probable places for dustmites. Dustmites really are a common source of allergy symptoms. When you clean these products in boiling water which is a the least 130 qualifications. You will kill the dustmites, and minimize the substances inside your dwelling setting.

When artwork, cleaning up, garden or otherwise functioning near hypersensitivity triggers, put on a mask. A mask may well not fully eliminate your symptoms, but it can considerably minimize the number of particles you take in, retaining your signs and symptoms to a minimum. Search for face masks that exclusively filtration airborne dirt and dust, plant pollen or some other identified substances.

Usually do not use wet methods of cleaning your flooring or rugs. This will actually boost the volume of dustmites it harbors, and yes it improves the probability of mildew and mold progress. Stick with dry cleaning up strategies, alternatively, if at all possible. The easiest method to lessen substances is always to ditch the flooring entirely.

While food items can harm your allergies, other meals might be helpful. For instance, when consuming your favorite meal, include horseradish, chili pepper, and very hot mustard. All of these work by cleaning up out plant pollen and any other debris you will probably have in your nostrils. It will obvious your nose passages.

One way to continue to keep allergies manageable is to make sure that you cleanup any messes close to your own home. This will be significant because piles of clutter are going to be home to a lot of allergic reaction triggering products for example dustmites and mold. Be sure to keep your property nice and tidy.

Do your best to protect yourself from things that have quite strong odours because that can be an allergy trigger too. Fragrance, your hair spray, washing remedies and insecticides are only numerous of the items you should try to prevent if this is in all possible. If you must use these stuff only use them moderately.

When you use a shower area curtain, yourself and your family may be subjected to allergic reaction-leading to mildew each time you step into the shower. A lot of people don’t realize what a mildew haven showers window curtains are and then forget that they can need laundry also. Clean your bath curtain regularly, or even better, search for the one that features an anti-fungus agent.

Nasal saline watering, allergies pictures and medications, in addition to, staying away from triggers are methods to take care of your allergy symptoms. Whilst these activities could make everyday life much more aggravating, discovering the guidelines on how to take care of signs effectively will make it much easier. Keep in mind these pointers, as well as prevent sneezing a lot!

The Nerve Killer Found in Your Foods

expressenchere   May 11, 2015   Comments Off on The Nerve Killer Found in Your Foods


If you are eating the standard American diet, then without a doubt, you are being subjected to high amounts of a Nuerotoxin known as Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG.
You may not always feel the symptoms of MSG, but for those who are sensitive to it, they may experience numbness, dizziness, sleep disorders, nausea, stomach cramps or other discomforts, extreme fatigue, Chronic Fatigue,  and even seizures.

For a complete list of known symptoms that have been associated with MGS consumption, (Based on books by Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Schwartz),

MSG is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, which is an amino acid that is naturally found in many common foods such as tomatoes and mushrooms. But before you run to your kitchen to throw out your tomatoes and mushrooms, understand that your body actually produces it’s own Glutamic acid as well. The Glutamic acid in your cells is actually involved in a wide variety of brain functions and is beneficial to the body. Glutamic acid that is produced by your body and that is found naturally in foods is easily assimilated by your body. However, when plant and animal products are processed , hydrolyzed, automatized, modified, fermented, etc, their proteins are often broken down into their building blocks or amino acids, thus freeing up large amounts of MSG. Only when Glutamic asid has been freed from it’s natural protein form through processing, does it possess the ability to stimulate our brain receptors or cause symptoms.

Dr. George Schwartz, a well known physician and toxicologist, states in his book, In Bad Taste: The MSG Syndrome , that MSG is a neurotransmitter which is….  “a substance which stimulates the brain-cell activity.”

Unfortunately, the brain cells are being over excited and they burn themselves out!  This form of glutamate can become toxic and begins destroying cells in your body. Many of them are non-replaceable cells, which could eventually cause you permanent damage.

The most disturbing part of this situation is that MSG is used only as a flavor enhancer. It is not a preservative or stabilizer.  It is used by the food companies and restaurants as a way of making their foods tastier and more marketable at the expense of your health.  Food manufacturers can even include MSG into their products to disguise the fact that they are using inexpensive, low quality foods, thereby increasing their profit margins, once again at the expense of your health!

An  article in Science Magazine Vol. 247, discussed a 1992 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience which debated the toxic effects on the brain of excitatory acids.
Of glutamate it stated that it ….”acts as an excitotoxin: when present, it can actually stimulate nerve cells until they die.”

In May of 1993, The New England Journal of Medicine reported that evidence is mounting that MSG is posing a serious health problem.
For 20 years, The New England Journal of Medicine has been publishing research papers, citing the neurotoxitity of MSG.

Since MSG can be a component of a food product, as in automatized yeast, the FDA allows it to go into our food unlabeled as MSG. For a complete list of all of the names under which MSG may be labeled, click here.

We of course recommend that you avoid all forms of MSG. As you remove MSG from your diet, take notice of how you feel. We would love to hear about your successes. You are welcome to put your story into our guest book.