Milk, Does a Body Good…or Does It?

 

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Does the calcium in milk really prevent fractures?

Studies are suggesting that the effects of milk on the body are perhaps not worth the calcium benefits it provides.

A recent 20-year Swedish study published in the British Medical Journal looked at the milk intake of two large cohorts involving 61,433 women and 45,339 men.

The results showed that high milk intake was associated with:

  • higher mortality in both men and women
  • higher fracture incidence in women.

Milk contains 18 of 22 essential nutrients, including calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D all of which are important for bone strength. The body is able to absorb these nutrients via the intestines through enzymes that digest lactose into D-galactose and D-glucose.

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What Triggers Autoimmune Disease?

As we age, one third of us will test positive for antibodies to our own tissues.

Yet, only a few of us will develop full-blown autoimmune illness.

Autoimmune illness is incredibly frustrating as it can drastically reduce a person’s quality of life. It also puts an enormous financial burden on our healthcare system.

Because a relatively small percentage of those who test positive for autoimmune antibodies will actually develop full-blown autoimmune disease, researchers have concluded that other triggers must often be present.

What triggers autoimmune disease?

The dynamic interplay of viral and bacterial infections, toxic chemicals, and dietary proteins and peptides are believed to be the missing links between why some develop autoimmune disease and others do not. Researchers also believe that having leaky gut syndrome intestinal hyper-permeability, and interestingly, living […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Health Topics, Immune Health|7 Comments

Why is Autoimmune Disease Commonly Misdiagnosed?

Autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease) or Celiac disease are very common and can affect most organs.

They impose enormous burdens on the health care system not only in cost, but in quality of life for millions who suffer from them.

Autoimmunity results when insults from our environment, diet, and lifestyle interact with our genes to disrupt normal immune balance. They can take years to develop as the body becomes increasingly frustrated and tired of the insults it may be experiencing internally.

The body is like a rubber band, and autoimmune illness can result when the body starts to lose its ability to return to normal. But if you remove some of the factors that keep stretching it to its limits, you can increase the life of the rubber band and at least push back the time it takes for it to lose its elasticity.

Immune activators eventually lead to immune imbalance. Immune imbalance then leads to auto-reactivity to one’s own tissues, proteins and organs – eventually causing damage to those components.

What if you could predict autoimmune disease 10 years earlier than when your symptoms develop?

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