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June 9 - Jackie Wilson. The man known as "Mr. June 11 - Hazel Scott. Legendary jazz trumpeter, singer and band leader. On February 11, , she became the world's first female Anglican bishop. June 15 - Josiah Henson. Ex-slave, abolitionist, educator and minister who escaped to freedom in Canada. Harlem Renaissance era writer, essayist, and playwright. June 17 - James W. Educator, poet, author, lawyer, scholar and lyricist Best remembered for penning the lyrics to what has become known as the "Negro Anthem" to "Lift Every Voice and Sing" June 19 - Phylicia Rashad.
Academy Award and Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Richie has sold over million records as a solo artist and as a member of the Commodores.
June 21 - Brenda Holloway. Esteemed choreographer, activist and educator - often called the "Mother of Black Dance" Katherine Dunham was born in Joliet, llinois, in June 23 - Clarence Thomas.
Lead vocalist of the reggae group Black Uhuru, born in Jamaica. June 25 - Jimmy Walker. Evans, on the s sitcom, "Good Times. June 27 - Paul Laurence Dunbar. Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first Black American to gain national eminence as a poet.
June 29 - Kwame Ture. Most well known for her hit "Stormy Weather. She has won 5 Grammy Awards in her illusturous career. July 1 - Walter F. July 3 - Montel Williams. He is best known as host of the long-running The "Montel Williams Show. July 5 - Smiley Lewis. Well known for both her music and her television and acting roles. June 7 - Margaret Walker. One of her most famous works is "For My People.
Legendary jazz vocalist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is known for hits including "My Foolish Heart. July 9 - Jester Hairston. Born In North Carolina. Born in Mayesville, South Carolina. She is best-known for founding a school in that later became part of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. July 11 - Leon Spinks. Former heavyweight boxing Champion who won the title from Muhammad Ali in July 13 - Gerald Levert.
Contoversial author, former Black Panther and activist. He is most well known as the founder of the Kwanzaa celebration. Forest Whitaker - July Civil rights activist born in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
She was a civil rights advocate and an early women's rights advocate active, in the Woman Suffrage Movement. As a journalist, she was fearless in her opposition to lynching and documented hundreds of cases.
July 17 - Phoebie Snow. She is most well known for her hit "Poetry Man. After his 27 year imprisonment, he became his country's first Black President in July 19 - Alice Dunbar. Poet, journalist and political activist, She was one of the prominent Black Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. Writer born in Martinique. He is most well known for his classic "Wretched of the Earth. July Floyd McDaniel. Known for blues-drenched jazz and jazz-drenched blues.
July 23 - Helen Martin. Broadway, television and film actress. July 25 -Walter Payton. July 27 - Plummer Bernard Young, Sr. Called the "Dean of the Negro Press. July 29 - Chester Himes. As as head of the National Urban League —71 , the world's largest social-civil rights organization, he spearheaded the drive for equal opportunity for Blacks in U.
Oscar- nominated actor, born in Augusta, Georgia. He is most well known for his his role as Morpheus in the blockbuster science fiction "The Matrix" film series. August 1 - Benjamin Mays. Mays was a minister, educator, scholar, social activist and the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was also a significant mentor to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. August 3 - Edward W. He has been called the "Father of Pan-Africanism. On January 21, , at August 5 - Patrick Ewing. August 7- Ralph Bunche. Explorer who was the first man to reach the North Pole. August 9 - Janie Porter Barrett. Educator, reformer and social worker. Author and educator, born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Upon receiving a Ph. D in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in , Cooper became the fourth Black American woman to earn a doctoral degree.
August 11 - Alex Haley. Author of "Roots," born in Ithaca New York. August 13 - Kathleen Battle. Grammy winning operatic soptrano born in Portsmouth, Ohio. Johnson is acknowledged as one of the 50 greatest NBA basketball players in history, winning 5 championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. August 15 - Maxine Waters. Maxine Waters born in St. Congresswoman Waters is a Democrat from California.
She was in office from January 5th, to January 3rd, August 17 - Marcus Mosiah Garvey. August 19 - Charles Bolden. Astronaut, born in Columbia, South Carolina. A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over hours in space. August 21 - Wilt Chamberlin. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain, who weighed lb as a rookie before bulking up to lb and eventually over lb with the Lakers, played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in the history of the NBA.
He was was named one of the 50 greatest players in the game's history. His best known songs include "Boogie Chillen" and "Boom Boom" Hooker won two Grammy Awards: August 23 - Dr. Born in Riverside, California. He holds the NBA record for career three-pointers made 2, August 25 - Althea Gibson.
Born on August, 25th, August 27 - Rose McClendon. Broke the color barrier in Southern stock car racing. August 29 - Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson born in Gary, Indiana. He debuted at the age of five as a member of the Jackson 5, and went on to become a pop icon as a solo artist. Michael Jackson received thirteen Grammy Awards including eight on a single night in His records have sold over million units worldwide.
He was also a notable philanthropist and humanitarian who donated and raised million of dollars through support of 39 charities and his own Heal the World Foundation.
Jackson died at the age of 50 in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest. His memorial service was broadcast live around the world. In late August, , the Los Angeles County coroner released his findings calling Jackson's death a homicide due to complications from drugs administered by his personal physician. Jackson is survived by his 3 children. Jackson transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music in his own country. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Cleaver is the writer of the book "Soul on Fire. September 1 - Tim Hardaway. Born in Chicago, Illinois. Hardaway professional career spanned from until He is known for popularizing the cross-over dribble. A member of the Project Diana team that was responsible for the first lunar radar echo experiments in The goal of Project Diana was to determine if a high frequency radio signal, could penetrate the outer atmosphere of the earth. The solution was to send a radar signal to the moon and bounce it back to earth.
September 3 - Dorothy Maynor. Author, bornn in Natchez, Mississippi. Best known for his books, "Black Boy" and "Native Son. September 5 - Larry Neal. As a member of the League of Women Voters, Hall registered people to vote for many years. September 7 - Jacob Lawrence. Artist and educator, born in Atlantic City, NJ.
He emerged as one of America's leading figurative artists and the first to document the history of African Americans through widely-viewed and influential artworks. She is known as the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. She attended William Frantz Elementary School. September 9 - Otis Redding. He is best known for his posthumous hit single, " Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay.
He went on to serve as both president and chairman of Carver, which today describes itself as the largest independently owned black financial institution.
September James Charles Evers. Born in Lawrence County, Alabama, he achieved international fame by winning fourgold medals during the Berlin Olympics. September 13 - Alain Locke. Tanzanian politician and businessman.
September 15 - Edward A. First Black American to graduate from Yale and also the first to earn a doctorate degree Ph. He gained his doctorate in physics in just two years. Blues singer Ripley "B. He is widely considered one of the best and most respected blues musicians of all time. Septrember 17 - Doug E. Legendary rap artist, born Douglas E. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is most well known for her television roles on the crime series 21 Jump Street from to , Hangin' with Mr.
September 19 - Brook Benton. He is considered by some to be the first true composer of jazz music. September 21 - Kwame Nkrumah. He is considered one of the most influential Pan-Africanists of the 20th century. Actress, model and activist. September 23 - Mary Church Terrell. Born in Memphis, Tennessee.
In Terrell became the first president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women. She was the only black woman at the conference. The Tennessee native received an enthusiastic ovation when she honored the host nation by delivering her address in German. She then proceeded to deliver the speech in French, and concluded with the English version. Harper is credited for introducing the tradition of African American protest poetry.
She used her prestige and writings to fight racism and also make strong feminist statements. September 25 - Will Smith. Born in West Philadelphia. He has had a successful career in television, film and music. A rare feat called "Triple Threat" in the industry. He first achieved success as a rapper winning the first ever Grammy in the Rap category for his song "Parents Just Don't Understand".
Born in Saginaw, Michigan. She is the former World No. September 27 - Greg Morris. King is most well known as the singer, composer of "Stand by Me" and "Spanish Harlem. September 29 - Bryant Gumbel. Award-winnnng Television personality and broadcast journalist. October 1 - Donny Hathaway. He is best known for his hits "Where Is The Love? He died from an apparent suicide in He is most well known for his successful defense of O. Simpson during the "Trial of the Century". He will most likely be remembered for the phrase "if the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit.
October 3 - Al Sharpton. Talk show host, activist,. In , Sharpton was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U. He often rallies publicly and in the media on behalf of the rights of African Americans and other minorities. Black Panther, social activist, H. He is most well known for his proclamation that "violence is as American as cherry pie", as well as once stating that "If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down".
He is currently incaceratted for charges stemming from a shootout. October 5 - Bernie Mac. Full Throttle" and "Friday". He was working on the movie Soul Men with Issac Hayes who coincidentally died the following day. Voting rights activist and civil rights leader. As field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, she was a key figure in organizing the Mississippi Freedom Summer.
October 7 - Elijah Muhammad. Born Elijah Poole in Sandersville, Georgia. He is noted for his leading Black Muslims and the Nation of Islam from until his death in An influential activist, particularly in the areas of minority rights, Jackson was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in and Jackson was with Dr.
October 9 - Nona Hendryx. Born in Trenton, New Jersey. Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle, who had a hit with "Lady Marmalade. President Ronald Reagan awarded Dr. Her single "Ruffneck" from the ablum "Ain't No Other" was the first gold single ever for a female rap artist. He used his performance skills to convey to both White and Black audiences his political message on civil rights. In recent years, he has been a figure in the health food industry, becoming better known as a nutrition guru during the s, advocating for a raw fruit and vegetable diet.
Gregory first became a vegetarian in the s. October 13 - Arna Bontempts. Well-known American poet and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
He died June 4, from a heart attack, while working on his autobiography. Recording artist and actor. CDC scientists conducted an extensive search for scientific reports, using five electronic citation databases: The coordinated school health approach was used to organize the literature search results for school-based nutrition and physical activity as they related to a healthy and safe school environment; nutrition services; physical education and school-based physical activity; health education; health services and counseling, psychological and social services; family and community involvement; and health promotion for staff members.
Scientific reports were included if they described practices to improve child and adolescent nutrition and physical activity that were based in schools or that addressed family or community involvement in schools. Two overall types of scientific reports were used to identify the new guidelines and corresponding strategies and actions: Scientific reports were included if they were published during to update and expand on research described in the previous guidelines.
Epidemiologic and surveillance data also were used to develop the introductory text. Reports were excluded from consideration if they included only preschool children or college-age or older adults, were not in English, described clinical trials for weight-loss drugs or other nonbehavioral methods for weight loss, primarily addressed mental health issues such as eating disorders, or described interventions to improve performance in a specific sport or to improve functional ability after illness or injury.
A total of 6, abstracts were screened to identify full scientific reports to be retrieved. A total of 1, full scientific reports and expert statements were retrieved and reviewed for consideration in the guidelines. A team of four CDC scientists used a database to record descriptions of each of the 1, scientific reports and expert statements, including health topics e. For reports describing evaluation studies, CDC scientists identified and documented the sample size, demographic makeup of study participants, duration of study, method of group assignment e.
Expert statements were described by type of statement e. After describing the characteristics of evaluation studies and expert statements, four CDC staff members rated the relevance of each for inclusion in the guidelines. Each study and expert statement was read, and its evidence was rated.
For scientific reports, the rating process focused on rigor, confidence in the findings, efficacy, and feasibility. For expert statements, the rating process focused on the organization that published or wrote the report, conflicts of interest, and evidence to support the statement. Scientific reports were included if they had a rigorous study design with, at a minimum, a matched comparison group, strong study methods that contributed to confidence in the results, evaluation efficacy that included one or more positive results, and feasibility of implementing the intervention rated as medium or better.
All four categories had to be rated as acceptable for a study to be included in the review for this guideline document. In addition to the review of research and evaluation studies, CDC staff members identified, collected, and considered for inclusion all relevant reports from the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Three task force reports on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity were relevant i.
Best practice documents, position statements of individual persons or on behalf of organizations, and convened expert panels that covered topics related to youth physical activity and nutrition were included in the expert statements that were read and rated for sufficiency of evidence.
Expert statements were included if 1 the experts had no conflicts of interest i. To ensure standardized and reliable coding, four CDC staff worked in pairs to rate a subset of 40 reports. Discrepancies among coders were resolved through group discussion and consensus. The 1, scientific reports and expert statements were coded and categorized by each component for coordinated school health: The CDC staff members concluded that there was enough scientific evidence on school-based nutrition and physical activity for each component of the coordinated school health framework to be an independent guideline.
Furthermore, the CDC staff members identified enough scientific evidence to support the inclusion of two additional guidelines: After identifying each guideline, the CDC staff members reviewed the scientific reports again to identify common strategies and actions within each guideline that resulted in positive associations with student knowledge, attitude, behavior, or health outcomes related to physical activity, diet, weight, or chronic disease risk factors.
Expert statements also were reviewed for strategies and actions that are supported by opinions, commentaries, or consensus statements from public health and education organizations or agencies about youth nutrition, physical activity, or obesity prevention. Ultimately, research and evaluation studies and expert statements were rated as presenting evidence of sufficient relevance for a strategy or action to be included in the revision of the guidelines.
An additional descriptive articles were included in the document to support the background information e. In addition to the literature search and rating the sufficiency of the evidence, CDC convened a group of 10 experts in youth nutrition, physical activity, school health, school food service, education, and public health to review the scientific evidence and to provide individual input on proposed revisions of the guidelines.
Input from the individual experts on the nine guidelines and corresponding strategies and actions were reviewed and integrated into the guidelines. CDC also garnered input from 53 federal and state education and public health agencies, as well as from nongovernmental organizations that represented policy makers, educators, parents, students, school nurses, physicians, and other health-care providers.
Each of the 53 agencies provided a review of the guidelines and proposed revisions. The revised version was sent for review and revision to three experts in the field of school-based nutrition and physical activity who had not previously reviewed the document.
This report was developed in response to the long-term and intermediate outcomes associated with inadequate physical activity and unhealthy eating. Healthy eating and physical activity have been associated with increased life expectancy, increased quality of life, and reduced risk for many chronic diseases 9, Healthy living through healthy eating and regular physical activity reduces the risk for the top three leading causes of death in the United States heart disease, cancer, and stroke , as well as for certain chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes 1,2, Cardiovascular disease CVD includes coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, stroke, and other diseases and illnesses of the heart and blood vessels.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and stroke is the third leading cause Adult population subgroups disproportionately affected by CVD and its related risk factors include blacks, Hispanics, Mexican-Americans, and persons of low socioeconomic status A healthy diet and regular physical activity can prevent and reduce metabolic risk factors that cause CVD, including hyperlipidemia e.
For example, dietary fiber can decrease the cholesterol concentration in the blood 21 , and physical activity can help maintain normal blood glucose levels 9. Studies indicate that CVD risk factors occur more frequently in obese children. Some types of cancer can be prevented through regular physical activity and a diet consisting of various healthy foods with an emphasis on plant sources e.
A diet rich in plant foods is associated with a decreased risk for lung, esophageal, stomach, and colorectal cancer Dietary factors that influence cancer risk include food type, variety, preparation, portion size, and fat content 17, Excess consumption of processed and red meats is associated with an increased risk for colorectal and prostate cancer Physical activity might contribute to cancer prevention through its role in regulating the production of hormones, boosting the immune system, and reducing insulin resistance 9.
Regular physical activity can reduce the risk for developing cancers of the breast and colon, and some evidence indicates that physical activity can reduce the risk for developing endometrial and lung cancers 9. Healthy eating and physical activity also can contribute to cancer prevention by preventing obesity 9. Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for numerous types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin's lymphoma Diabetes, a disease characterized by high blood glucose levels 26 , was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults and can affect the nervous system and oral health Persons with diabetes have a two to four times higher risk for dying from CVD than those without diabetes 27, Diabetes is a result of defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both and is classified as either type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes or type 2 usually non--insulin-dependent diabetes Although diet and physical activity can help control blood glucose levels and reduce complications from both types of diabetes, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease of the pancreas, and little is known about prevention In , the prevalence of type 1 diabetes among a sample of U.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in adults Healthy eating and regular physical activity can help prevent this type of diabetes 29,31, Type 2 diabetes was previously observed primarily among adults but has become more common among children and adolescents 26, In , the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in a sample of U. In the Pima Indian community, type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents aged years increased significantly from 0.
Poor diet and physical inactivity are risk factors for numerous conditions that affect overall health and quality of life, and many of these conditions can lead to chronic diseases. Intermediate outcomes such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, inadequate bone health, undernutrition, iron deficiency, eating disorders, and dental caries can begin in childhood, leading to earlier onset of disease and subsequent premature death. Healthy eating and physical activity control body weight through a balance of energy expenditure and caloric consumption Weight gain occurs when persons expend less energy through physical activity than they consume through their diet As this imbalance continues over time, the risk for overweight and obesity increases Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors Obesity is the condition of excess body fat In adults, weight status is determined directly by BMI.
Weight status in persons aged years is determined by comparing their BMI to other persons of the same sex and age in a reference population. BMI is calculated and plotted by age on a sex-specific growth chart to determine a BMI-for-age percentile. Poverty is determined by the poverty-income ratio, which is the ratio of a family's income to the U.
Census Bureau's poverty threshold. The threshold varies with the number and ages of family members and is revised yearly. Obesity in children and adolescents is associated with numerous immediate health risks, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sleep disturbances, orthopedic problems, and social and psychological problems, such as discrimination and poor self-esteem 7,35, These immediate health risks can have long-term consequences for children and adolescents, affecting them into adulthood.
Insufficient public health and education efforts to decrease or minimize these health risks will affect both health-care and education systems. Increasing rates of obesity among children and adolescents are of particular concern because those who are obese are more likely to become overweight or obese adults and have related chronic diseases 8. The probability of childhood obesity persisting into adulthood increases as children enter adolescence 46,47 ; even obesity during early childhood ages years increases the risk for adult obesity The findings were consistent for both sexes and all childhood age groups studied in the cohort years, years, years, years, years Obesity in adults is associated with an increased risk for premature death, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, osteoarthritis, and many other health problems 8, The risk factors and precursors to these diseases are being detected in obese children 23 , and national concern exists that this trend might lower the age of onset of chronic conditions and diseases and possibly decrease the quality of life or shorten the lifespan of obese children Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of metabolic risk factors that increases the risk for prematurely developing CVD and type 2 diabetes Metabolic syndrome is defined as the presence of three or more of the following metabolic risk factors: Physical inactivity and obesity are established risk factors for metabolic syndrome, and a poor diet can accelerate the risk for developing CVD among persons with metabolic syndrome In , metabolic syndrome was significantly more prevalent among obese persons than among those of normal weight Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, along with weight-bearing physical activity e.
Physical activity places a mechanical load on the skeleton, and the body responds by strengthening bone mass to support the activity. In addition, both vitamin D and regular physical activity enhance the positive effects of calcium Bone growth during adolescence is particularly crucial for achieving optimal bone health because bone mass peaks in late adolescence 56, Adolescents who do not achieve optimal bone mass during this period will lack the adequate support to sustain normal losses of bone mass later in life.
Low body weight, weight loss, physical inactivity, and dieting among children and adolescents can lead to low bone density. Low bone density leads to osteoporosis, which is the most common cause of fractures among adults. In older adults, fractures lead to physical disabilities, depression, reduced quality of life, and potentially death 56, In , approximately 10 million U. These conditions disproportionately affect women In addition, obesity in children and adolescents is associated with orthopedic complications such as fractures, musculoskeletal pain, impairment in mobility, and abnormal lower extremity alignment Reduced food intake and disrupted eating patterns because a household lacks money and other resources for food is referred to as food insecurity.
In , approximately Blacks and Hispanics have the highest prevalence of undernutrition 60 , and food insecurity and hunger might be associated with lower dietary quality and undernutrition in children and adolescents, especially in adolescents Undernutrition can have lasting effects on overall health, cognitive development, and school performance Children and adolescents in food-insecure households have poorer health status and experience more frequent stomachaches and headaches than those from food-secure households In addition to poor health outcomes, behavioral and psychosocial problems also have been associated with food insecurity and hunger in children and adolescents , Those who are food insecure have lower physical functioning and quality of life Children and adolescents experiencing hunger have lower math scores and are more likely to repeat a grade in school and receive special education services or mental health counseling than those not experiencing hunger 62, Children and adolescents experiencing hunger also are more likely to be absent and tardy from school than other children and adolescents Schools have a long history of seeking out and developing strategies to address these concerns.
The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program were initiated, in part, as a way to reduce undernutrition among children and adolescents Iron deficiency is a condition resulting from too little iron in the body Iron deficiency hampers the body's ability to produce hemoglobin, which is needed to carry oxygen in the blood. This deficiency can increase fatigue, shorten attention span, decrease work capacity, impair psychomotor development, affect physical activity, and reduce resistance to infection 70 , Iron deficiency ranges from depleted iron stores without functional or health impairment to iron deficiency with anemia, which affects the functioning of several body systems To prevent iron deficiency, children and adolescents need to consume adequate amounts of foods containing iron e.
Among school-age children and adolescents with iron deficiency, anemia is associated with poor cognition and lower academic performance 72, Whether this association exists among iron-deficient children and adolescents without anemia is unclear A Healthy People national health objective strives to reduce iron deficiency among young children aged years and females of childbearing age aged years objective NWS 21 In a national sample, children and adolescents who were overweight or obese were approximately twice as likely to be iron deficient than those of normal weight Eating disorders are psychological disorders characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior.
Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a refusal to maintain a normal body weight. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting Disorders that do not meet all criteria for either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa are referred to as eating disorders not otherwise specified.
Eating disorders are more common in females than males. Among females, the lifetime prevalence of anorexia nervosa is approximately 0. The prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in males is approximately one tenth that in females.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, the prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in U. However, children and adolescents report disordered eating behaviors that are clinically severe but do not meet full criteria for an eating disorder. Eating disorders can cause severe complications, and mortality rates for these disorders are among the highest for any psychiatric disorder Dental caries is the most common chronic condition in children and adolescents, with the greatest prevalence in blacks and Mexican-Americans and in those who live in poverty Pain from untreated caries can affect school attendance, eating, speaking, and subsequent growth and development Dental caries is associated with sugar and full-calorie soda consumption 80, Children who are obese have been found to have higher rates of dental caries than their normal weight peers The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been published every 5 years since 5.
The guidelines also recommend that children, adolescents, and adults limit intake of solid fats major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids , cholesterol, sodium, added sugars, and refined grains 5. Available data indicate that most children and adolescents do not follow critical dietary guidelines. For example, the guidelines provide guidance on the amount of fruits and vegetables that children and adolescents should consume.
The guidelines also recommend that children aged years drink 2 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk or equivalent milk products per day and persons aged years drink 3 cups per day i. The guidelines recommend that children and adolescents consume at least half of their daily grain intake as whole grains, which for many people is 2- to 3-oz equivalents, depending on age, sex, and calorie level 5. Whole grains are an important source of fiber and other nutrients.
Persons aged years do not eat the minimum recommended amounts of whole grains. During , the median intakes of whole grains in this age group ranged from 0. Sodium intake, which is associated with increased blood pressure 85 , has increased steadily during the last 35 years, in large part because of increased consumption of processed foods such as salty snacks and increased frequency of eating food away from home The guidelines recommend a maximum daily intake of sodium of 2, mg or 1, mg, depending on age and other individual characteristics.
These groups make up approximately half of the U. However, almost all persons in the United States consume more than the recommended amount of sodium. During , boys aged years and years had an average daily sodium intake of 3, mg and 3, mg, respectively.
Girls aged and years had an average daily sodium intake of 2, mg and 3, mg, respectively Although the dietary guidelines do not have a recommendation for the maximum daily intake for added sugar, they do recommend that persons reduce their intake of added sugars 5.
Males aged years consume an average of Because many foods and beverages with added sugar tend to contain few or no essential nutrients or dietary fiber, the guidelines advise that one way to reduce intake of added sugar is to replace sweetened foods and beverages with those that are free of or low in added sugars 5. Approximately half of these empty calories come from six sources, which include soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts, pizza, and whole milk The guidelines recommend that persons in the United States, including children and adolescents, strive to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
Specifically, children and adolescents are encouraged to maintain the calorie balance needed to support normal growth and development without promoting excess weight gain 5. During , a significant increase in caloric intake occurred in the United States Changes in energy intake among children and adolescents varied by age. Studies indicate that the overall energy intake among children aged and years remained relatively stable from to the late s and 84,89, However, the energy intake among persons aged years increased significantly during the same period 84,90, Multiple factors, including demographic, personal, and environmental factors, influence the eating behaviors of children and adolescents.
Male adolescents report greater consumption of fruits and vegetables and higher daily intakes of calcium, dairy servings, and milk servings than females 78 , Black adolescents are more likely than white or Hispanic adolescents to report eating fruits and vegetables five or more times per day Children and adolescents from low-income households are less likely to eat whole grain foods Taste preferences of children and adolescents are a strong predictor of their food intake Taste preference for milk, among both males and females, is associated with calcium intake Taste preferences for fruits and vegetables are one of the strongest reported correlates of fruit and vegetable intake among males and females Male and female adolescents who reported frequent fast-food restaurant visits three or more visits in the past week were more likely to report that healthy foods tasted bad, that they did not have time to eat healthy foods, and that they cared little about healthy eating Certain behaviors and attitudes among children and adolescents are related to healthy eating.
For example, behavior-change strategies that are initiated by children and adolescents e. Among female adolescents, self-efficacy to make healthy food choices and positive attitudes toward nutrition and health are significantly related to calcium intake The home environment and parental influence are strongly correlated with youth eating behaviors.
Home availability of healthy foods is one of the strongest correlates of fruit, vegetable, and calcium and dairy intakes 92, Family meal patterns, healthy household eating rules, and healthy lifestyles of parents influence fruit, vegetable, calcium and dairy, and dietary fat intake of adolescents The physical food environment in the community, including the presence of fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and convenience stores, influences access to and availability of foods and beverages A lack of grocery stores in neighborhoods is associated with reduced access to fresh fruits and vegetables 99, and less healthy food intake Low-income neighborhoods have fewer grocery stores than middle-income neighborhoods, predominantly black neighborhoods have half the number of grocery stores as predominantly white neighborhoods, and predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods have one third the amount of grocery stores as predominantly non-Hispanic neighborhoods Furthermore, lower-income and minority neighborhoods tend to have more fast-food restaurants than high-income and predominately white neighborhoods During , approximately three in 10 children and adolescents consumed at least one fast-food meal per day; those who reported eating fast foods consumed more total calories than those who did not Children and adolescents who report eating fast foods tend to consume more total energy, fat, and sugar-sweetened beverages and consume less milk, fruits, and nonstarchy vegetables Children and adolescents are more likely than adults to report fast-food consumption The school environment also influences youth eating behaviors and provides them with opportunities to consume an array of foods and beverages throughout the school day.
The widespread availability of foods and beverages served outside of the federal school lunch and breakfast programs is well-documented , These products, referred to as competitive foods and beverages because they are sold in competition with traditional school meals, often are sold in the school cafeteria and are available throughout school buildings, on school grounds, or at school-sponsored events. Food advertising and marketing influence food and beverage preferences and purchase requests of children and adolescents i.
Children and adolescents are exposed to many forms of marketing, including television advertisements, advertising on the Internet and advergames i. Physical activity is defined as "any bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscle that increases energy expenditure above a basal level" 9.
Examples of physical activity include walking, running, bicycling, swimming, jumping rope, active games, resistance exercises, and household chores. The guidelines indicate that children and adolescents should include vigorous intensity, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening activities at least 3 days of the week.
HHS also recommends encouraging children and adolescents to participate in activities that are age appropriate, are enjoyable, and offer variety 9. Healthy People national health objectives include an objective on increasing the proportion of adolescents who meet current federal physical activity PA guidelines for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity objective PA 3 Despite national guidelines for physical activity, many young persons are not regularly physically active.
Regular participation in physical activity among children and adolescents is related to demographic, personal, social, and environmental factors. Hispanic and non-Hispanic black students are less active than their non-Hispanic white counterparts This difference also is evident during childhood and continues through adulthood, with non-Hispanic white adults having the highest prevalence of activity compared with other ethnic groups Sex is correlated with physical activity levels, with males participating in more overall physical activity than females This trend continues through adulthood, with females remaining less physically active than males Adolescent males also report a greater intention to be physically active in the future than females Children and adolescents who intend to be active in the future and who believe physical activity is important for a healthy lifestyle engage in more activity.
Overall, personal fulfillment influences the motivation both of boys and girls to be physically active Child and adolescent perceptions of their ability to perform a physical activity i. Girls are motivated by physical activities that they prefer and by their confidence in their ability to perform an activity Boys are affected by their ability to perform a particular physical activity, as well as by social norms among both friends and parents Positive social norms and support from friends and family encourage youth involvement in physical activity among all children and adolescents ,, Parent and family support for physical activity can be defined as a child's perception of support e.
Youth perceptions and parent reports of support for physical activity are strongly associated with participation in both structured and nonstructured physical activity among children and adolescents ,, The physical environment can be both a benefit and a barrier to being physically active. Six agricultural pesticides are suspected. These include maneb, mancozeb, methyl parathion, and carbaryl If you find this information useful, please subscribe to Dr.
This diet is made up primarily of raw fruits and vegetables. While many have said this diet won't work, the proof that it does continues to come out. In fact, each passing year brings new proof of my long-term observations and conclusions. Now there's yet more proof that the heat you use on your foods does, indeed, cause you much greater risk for diabetes and vascular disease. This new proof comes from a new randomized, cross-over diet study on 62 volunteers.
Cross-over studies are great in that they allow the studied groups to switch roles. That adds a lot of significance to the findings. The researchers in this study evaluated the effects of Maillard reaction products MRP on the volunteers.
MRP is a name for a chemical process by which heat generates literally hundreds or more of a complex mixture of compounds responsible for a huge range of odors and flavors. Heating starches to high temperatures creates acrylamide. I've told you in the past about how this compound can increase your risk of cancer. Flavor scientists have used heat over years to create artificial flavors, which you'll find in processed foods.
The diets of the two groups differed only in the type and amount of heat inflicted on the foods they ate. One group steamed their food and the other used high temperature cooking. After one month, those consuming high-heat treated diets compared to steaming saw significantly lower insulin sensitivity. They also had much lower plasma concentrations of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
These findings were highly significant. The authors concluded that consuming high heat-treated foods increases your risk of type-2 diabetes and vascular disease. What an international stir that would make!
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I've been to India where I've seen hard-working vegetarian peasants losing limbs to diabetes in their 30s. And no, they were not obese. They cook their foods to oblivion in oil. We've known for years that heat destroys crucial vitamins like C, B6, and now E. It also destroys fatty acids, denatures proteins, and limits mineral availability. But we are now getting an inkling of how heated foods causes yet deeper and subtler damage.
Heat creates compounds not found in nature. These compounds could be highly immune activating, carcinogenic, toxic oxidants, oxidized lipids the underlying cause of vascular disease dangerous amines, and more.
I urge you to move toward the Living Foods Diet. Science is proving me right month after month. It's no wonder that I see miracle after miracle in my practice. But they're not "miracles. Use only water to cook with. That upper limit of heat may be below the threshold for the most toxic chemical reactions.
Never cook with oil. There's just no control for how hot it gets. Am J Clin Nutr. Epub Mar As a token of our appreciation for being our valuable customer, we'd like to give you two special reports that show you how to make your supplements work even better and how to stop cancer, memory loss, and diabetes for just pennies a day absolutely free.
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The compound capsaicin — that causes this pungent heat — is also found to kill cancer cells. In fact, in the last few years, the research on chili peppers has focused on many organs including, the pancreas, brain, prostate, colon and breast. Do chili peppers harm healthy cells? Among them, the study on prostate cancer cells drew more interest from researchers. Experiments, on the compound capsacisin reveal that this compound specifically targeted the tumors and cancerous cells without affecting the healthy cells.
It was found that capsaicin was able to do this by interfering with protein synthesis of the cancer cells, degradation of the cell DNA and interfering with cell transcription mechanisms of cancerous cells. While capsaicin affected the mitochondrial pathway of the cancer cells, there was no interference in the activity of healthy cells. This was observed in cancer-induced albino rats in lab studies. A study published in Cancer Research revealed that capsaicin was effective in inhibiting prostate cancer cells.
The study found that capsaicin promoted automated cell death in primary types of prostate cancer cell lines — as well as in cancer cells caused by hormones.
Furthermore, capsaicin decreased the expression of prostate-specific antigen PSA and inhibited the ability of the dihydrotestosterone to activate PSA. When lab animals received four weeks of treatment with capsaicin, it was observed that prostate cancer growth and size significantly decreased.
Chili peppers do more than just prevent cancer Compounds in chili peppers have been associated with multiple benefits like positive immune health, weight loss, lower risk of diabetes, and heart-healthy effects. A randomized, cross-over study among 27 healthy subjects revealed that consuming freshly chopped chili prevented the oxidation free radical damage to the fat cells — which was a crucial factor in decreasing heart problems.
Capsaicin is also anti-inflammatory in nature. It inhibits substance P, a neuropeptide associated with inflammation that results in pain, heart diseases and other conditions. Because of this property, it has been used in a variety of chemotherapy studies for pain relief and also in many treatments involving nerve fiber disorders, conditions like psoriasis, arthritis plus many more. Researchers say, the hotter the pepper, the higher is its capsaicin content, good examples include habanero and scotch bonnet peppers followed by jalapeno.
Ways to use chili peppers in your next recipe Chili peppers can give any bland recipe an interesting taste. So, the next time you sauté vegetables in a stir fry try adding some chili peppers to accentuate its health benefits as well as spice up a bit. Other ways to super-charge your recipes include, adding minced chili peppers to plain yoghurt as a salad dressing; in salsa for extra hot taste; pureeing a small amount with tomatoes or olives to give a surprising twist to your recipes.
Just be very careful when you are handling fresh chili peppers, direct contact with skin, lips and eyes can cause a severe burning sensation. Be sure to use cooking gloves instead of bare hands when using them for cooking. Consuming chili peppers, in moderation, is considered safe, however if you are allergic to peppers or night shade family, it is a good idea to keep away from this spice.
Another important point to keep in mind is to buy organic hot peppers instead of conventionally grown ones. Looking for natural health solutions? Sign up now — for our free, weekly show featuring the greatest minds in natural health and science plus a free gift! International Imuunopharmacology, vol 17 2 Cancer Res Mar 15;66 6: Clinical applications of capsaicinoids. Clin J Pain Jun;16 2 Suppl: Laetrile cures cancer — naturally http: You can also download the free iPhone application that is available in the iTunes store.
Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce http: Cosmetic Safety Database http: This article lists the "dirty dozen" as well as which foods have the least pesticide residue: The Curse of Convenience http: From as far back as first having a fire to warm us, we learned to contain it in stones that radiated the heat leading to what most of us love and still Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives.
The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products. And, for all you fact checkers out there, http: The amount of lead found in of the lipstick products tested was greater than the maximum 0. NaturalNews issues boycott of Kashi, Silk, Larabar and more http: Russia bans GMOs in the wake of the cancer tumor rat study. France is seeking a European-wide ban on GMOs.
Is the end of Monsanto's evil reign near? Boycott of "Organic Cheater" Brands PDF printable version of the above press release can be found here. Your list states Nature's Gate does not make a natural or organic claim. Communicating the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society. Shopper's Guide to Personal Care Products List of over businesses who have signed on to endorse this campaign http: Bronner's Lawsuit with Ecocert read the cross complaint http: Shopper's Guide to Personal Care Products Read and print the shopper's guide to 1,4-dioxane-free personal care products http: The guide is now also available as an iPhone application.
The Best and Worst Vegetables to Eat http: One person's food may be another person's poison. Jack Thrasher on the Health Dangers of Molds http: Vitamin D and Tuberculosis] http: See articles about GMO and other topics: It does include generic tips designed to help consumers identify and avoid genetically modified GM foods, including the hidden GM ingredients labeled ingredients on foods that read more like a chemical periodic table on grocers shelves.
Here's a list of relative mercury contamination in wild fish: The types of fish that are higher in omega-3 are healthier for you smaller Salmon, Sardines and Anchovies , and wild-caught or line-caught are much healthier choices than farmed fish usually fed corn meal, which is high in omega-6 pro-inflammatory oil, even if its "organic", ground up smaller fish, hogs, etc.
Wild fish eat krill, plankton and algae, which is why they are high in healthy astaxanthin and omega-3 oils. The following are ingredients that may be made from GM soy, corn, cotton, or canola You can learn more about the Non-GMO project by visiting: High levels of EMF exposure are generated by common household devices such as hair dryers, can openers, heating pads and even some computer monitors.
EMF exposures destroy health and well-being, claims panel of top international scientists http: There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: The list also includes common contaminants that many people don't realize can be hormone disruptors, not only those familiar toxins - arsenic, mercury and lead - but other, less familiar chemicals such as glycol ethers and perfluorinated chemicals.
The guide is intended for consumers of all ages, particularly young people who are most at risk from these dangerous substances. EWG researchers compiled the new Dirty Dozen list by scouring scientific literature and identifying the most hazardous and widely-used hormone-disrupting chemicals that pollute the environment and ultimately our bodies. These substances are frequently found in food, water and consumer products.
Studies have linked them to a wide array of health problems, including cancer, birth defects, lowered sperm count, lowered IQ, obesity and thyroid disease. This is a must-see list of chemicals to avoid - check it out today! Click here to see 12 of the worst hormone disruptors, how they do their dirty deeds, and some tips on how to avoid them.
See this brand-new list of the dirtiest and most common endocrine disruptors. We hope you learn something new from the endocrine disruptor Dirty Dozen. Take a look at the label on your jar of skin cream. Do you see any of these ingredients?
Now, this is a big deal - because The medical world already knows this. The same way your skin soaks up the medicine in those patches, it absorbs all of the ingredients in your skin cream - including the toxic ones. And that can cause health problems for you down the road. These harsh skin care chemicals can also destroy your complexion - and make you look years older. Claim a FREE Special Report that reveals how breakthrough plant stem cell technology - combined with 36 other "all-natural" skin-restoring nutrients - can help you smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles Your complexion is still too dull Your anti-aging cream is letting you down — and it may be worse than you think Hidden inside most skincare products are dangerous chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
Take a good look at the label on your anti-aging cream. You may be shocked to find: The trouble is… they also mimic estrogen, which can throw your hormonal balance out of whack and trigger potentially serious problems with your reproductive system. It can cause allergic reactions, skin irritations, and even liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate has also been found to cause urinary tract, bladder and kidney infections Especially DEA, which has been linked to kidney, liver and other organ damage They can also destroy your complexion — and make you look years older than you actually are Think that the label that says "organically grown" has anything to do with the packaging, storage, and transport of that product to stores?
What if I told you that cow, pig, and chicken collagen is now used in place of wax on your fruits and vegetables, among many other things much worse than you can probably imagine?
And what if then I told you, as with most atrocities that happen now-a-days, that this is all approved by the FDA Since the early 12th century, there has been a tradition of applying wax onto the skins of fruits and vegetables for longer storage life.
Today, that tradition is being carried on with a whole new generation of chemicals and compounds that are genetically designed to accomplish the same goal.
But in these modern times, the health and well-being of the consumer of that apple is not necessarily the goal of this unnatural, inorganic process. Prepare yourself to be shocked and amazed that our Federal agency that is designed to protect us, the Food and Drug Administration, is allowing these dangerous and unhealthy practices to be perpetrated on an unwitting public, all in the name of profits.
This video was recently posted to Youtube, showing a woman peeling off of her freshly bought supermarket romaine lettuce what appears to be a plastic coating, similar to the type one would peal off of the screen of a new electronic gadget.
She has no idea what she has discovered Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce It's also important to remember that not all organic compounds are good for us either. For instance, lead is a naturally-occuring compound and completely organic and it's deadly to humans.
The same goes for the leaves of rhubarb plants, arsenic found in many fruit pits, and mistletoe to name a few. Download our free Guide or get it for your iPhone or Android! This is probably the most urgent question the public has about these novel foods. Opinion polls show that up to 90 percent of the American public wants GE foods labeled. But despite this overwhelming demand, almost no foods on U.
And the biotech industry does not voluntarily identify them, fearing, probably correctly, that the majority of Americans would avoid GE foods if given a choice. As a result, the U. However, this is not the case with most of our major trading partners around the globe who have instituted mandatory labeling of all GE foods and ingredients. The Guide is designed to help you reclaim your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help you find and avoid GE foods. In addition to a list of brands that produce non-GE foods, the mobile app also offers contact information for the companies that DO use GE ingredients.
This feature enables you to personally voice your opposition on the use of GE foods directly to these companies, right from the app.
Our Shoppers Guide gives you valuable information on common GE ingredients, brands to look for, and look out for, and common sense tips to keep you in the know.
Stop shopping in the dark and get your Shoppers Guide today! PC PDF file http: The New Dirty Dozen http: The medical establishment usually chalks up those deaths to cancer.
But the media and The missing link - How to beat cancer with garlic http: This arsenal of cancer cell killers relies on certain nutrients to have the fuel to do its Turmeric and curcumin prevent formation of new blood vessels induced by arsenic, cancer http: Most of turmeric's health benefits are attributed to the trio of yellow-orange chemicals Alcohol consumption is directly related to breast cancer: How I took it, and how much I took.
Bear in mind, this is what I did. You will have to decide for yourself what is Best for You! As promised, we've just published detailed new heavy metals composition charts on vegan proteins and rice proteins.
These charts also include data on the exciting new SunWarrior "Warrior Blend" formulas, which turn out to be remarkably low in the heavy metals we've tested for: How avoiding conventional dentistry can literally save your life If you see a dentist, make sure she's a holistic dentist.
It turns out that conventional dentistry is incredibly toxic and can quite literally cause your death: The American Dental Association continues to maintain that mercury fillings and root canals are safe dental procedures, in spite of the overwhelming evidence against High Intensity Short Duration exercise -- not aerobic which generates lots of free radicals; search www.
Just exercise more, scientists discover A more active lifestyle doesn't just reduce your risk of cancer and improve survival rates among cancer patients: Medical mutilations have been performed lately on women told they are genetically Obamacare to punish healthy eaters as insurance rates double or triple for those who choose to take care of their health According to an analysis just published by the Wall Street Journal, healthy people will pay double or triple their current A detailed analysis of Obamacare health insurance rates reveals something very disturbing: Healthy people will be paying double or triple the rates they are currently paying, while premiums will go down for those who live on junk foods and develop chronic disease.
The economic incentives are all backwards: Obamacare will punish healthy people while subsidizing those who refuse to take care of their health. Here are the numbers: There has been some decline in cigarette smoking in the USA, but with all the known health issues associated with smoking cigarettes, it seemed there should be almost no new domestic smokers at all.
But the power of advertising has prevailed, even more so in third world countries with less restrictions on cigarette advertising. Is it the Tobacco Plant, or Something Else? Avoid enclosed areas where people smoke. The Department of Health and Human Services had approved chemical additives to cigarettes by Among them are ammonia compounds to create a nicotine freebase effect.
Then there are the toxic additives to the paper to make it burn evenly. Cadmium is a heavy metal with a half-life of 10 to 30 years residence in human tissue, and it easily surpasses toxic levels. Few mention chemtrails or aerosol geoengineering exposure because most deny their existence. Deny them all you want, but the heavy metal nanoparticles have been trapped in ground level water or air traps after heavy chemtrailing include, among others, barium, aluminum, and cadmium.
Retired neurosurgeon and author Dr. Russell Blaylock has voiced concerns over chemtrail aluminum nanoparticles that are breathed in and make their way into the central nervous system and brain. Access a study on that here. Then begin watching your sky objectively. You can protect yourself from those toxic nanoparticles by detoxing heavy metals often. My favorites are lots of chlorella, fresh organic cilantro, and cliniptilolite zeolite powder not capsules or liquids.
Here are 6 foods for natural heavy metal chelation. A five day detox with 1. Shallenberger - Real Cures newsletter July , Vol. But which ones are the most important? Almost all of my diabetic patients have seen tremendous results using these. Chromium piccolinate— Chromium is an important element in your glucose tolerance factor GTF. GTF is made up of chromium, niacin, and the amino acids cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine, and worksin tandem with insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
I suggest a dose of 1, mcg to 3, mcg daily. Alpha lipoic acid— Serves a central role in fat metabolism. It is critical for the production of acetyl-coenzyme A from fat.
Acetyl-coenzyme A is the substance that kick starts the energy production cycle. In the event of a deficiency of this enzyme, lactic acid levels rise in the body and can lead to lactic acidosis — a potentially life-threatening condition.
Lipoic acid is important for preventing the onset of diabetes, improving blood sugar control, reducing the incidence of cataracts in diabetics, preventing kidney damage which is a common diabetes complication , and it also helps prevent peripheral neuropathy which is common in diabetics. Many cases of diabetic neuropathy can be improved and even cured using mg, three times a day.
In the absence of neuropathy, I recommend doses of mg two times a day. I consider lipoic acid an absolutely essential part of any treatment or prevention strategy for diabetes. Niacinamide— This is a specific form of niacin. Niacin is a nutrient all of us should get more of. For diabetics, it's one of the most important nutrients for maintaining proper fat metabolism and correct triglyceride levels.
I have my patients take a minimum of mg of niacinamide a day. Preferably , mg daily. L-Carnitine— L-Carnitine works incombination with fat molecules, lipoic acid, and acetyl-coenzyme A to penetrate the membrane of the mitochondria.
I recommend 1, mg to 3, mg of carnitine daily. Glycyrrhiza glabra— You probably know this one as licorice. Licorice is one of my favorite herbs for my diabetic patients because of its amazing effect on exhausted adrenal glands. It contains natural precursors for the production of adrenal hormones. It works in a similar way to the adrenal hormone aldosterone, which is often deficient in adrenal insufficiency.
In rare cases, supplementing with licorice can slightly elevate blood pressure levels. If you have hypertension, it's important to keep a check on blood pressure levels when taking licorice. In addition, licorice can also lead to a decline in potassium levels. Vanadium— Like chromium, vanadium is another trace mineral that plays an enormous role in the activity of insulin.
In the form of vanadyl sulfate, it not only improves insulin resistance, but has its own insulin effect, making it especially important for people with low insulin levels.
It does this by increasing the number of islet cells in the pancreas and actually regenerates and repairs islet cells previously destroyed by free radicals. Other herbs— I also recommend a number of herbal supplements to help improve insulin sensitivity. One is Galega officinalis, which contains an ingredient called guanidine from which the diabetes drug metformin is produced.
And the second is Mormodica Charantia, or bitter lemon. I recommend mg of a 4: Together, these two herbs alone can have a modest effect on insulin sensitivity, but when combined with the other supplements mentioned here, they can make quite a difference.
Clots, Strokes -- but not for bleeding strokes] Dr. In fact, she hadn't had a decent night's sleep in over a year. When I examined her, June was overweight and her blood pressure was elevated. The emergency doctor had prescribed a nitroglycerin patch for the angina. Nitroglycerin is a very old herbal remedy that works exceptionally well for angina. It causes the blood vessels leading to the heart to expand and permits more blood to flow in.
The first thing I did was to tell her to stay on her nitro patch. Then, I prescribed the homeopathic medication, ignatia. Ignatia is an excellent remedy for conditions caused by grief, especially insomnia. Next, I explained to her that blood flow was not just a matter of how big the arteries are. It is also a matter of how thick the blood is. Thick blood is like oil on a cold day. It can't flow well, and tends to clog. That's why the doctor had placed her on an aspirin twice a day. To keep her blood thin and flowing well, I prescribed two treatments.
First, I put her on a boiled vegetables-only diet. Absolutely no fat or protein. Dietary fat and protein thickens the blood for several hours after eating, and this was not a good idea for her at this time. Second, I had her take the following supplements three times a day: All of these remedies work in different ways to thin out the blood.
Then I stopped the aspirin: No need to take aspirin now that she was on this therapy. The last thing she needed was an aspirin-induced ulcer. She was sleeping better, and had more energy. Better yet, her angina pains never returned. I told her to stop the nitro patches, because I didn't think she needed them anymore. Two months later, I sent June to a cardiologist for evaluation.
Although she felt great and had lost 17 pounds, I wanted to make sure she was ready to start exercising. The cardiologist performed a stress test and an echocardiogram. No signs of heart disease at all. She was given full permission to start a regular exercise program. It is now seven years later. I see June once a year just to make sure that she is taking good care of herself. The key to her program is a combination of monthly chelation treatments combined with a personalized diet and an exercise program.
She remarried two years ago, and told me she has never been happier. I have a question about garlic. What's the best way to consume it: I prefer to use the natural garlic as opposed to capsules, but have not been able to discover which is most beneficial.
In this form, it's one of the best remedies for intestinal parasites and yeast. I'll never forget a patient I had once who had severe coronary artery disease, and was told by his cardiologist that he needed an immediate surgery or he would surely die. Instead he started eating a whole bulb of raw garlic a day, along with two teaspoons of cayenne pepper. But it shows you how powerful the herb is. I would recommend that you mince fresh garlic, let it soak in olive oil for about an hour, and take it that way.
Start off easy, because it might take a while for your stomach and intestines to get used to it. All other approaches used in medicine do not halt progression of the disease, i. Keeping lungs healthy and airways clear is important. Here are 6 herbal tools that can help you breathe easier People should be protected from harmful products, or products that have "unidentified and unforeseen consequences for humans," especially when used for food.
Sometimes it seems our country has traded places with the cold war communists of days past. We may not agree with everything that Putin does in the name of Russia, but at least he is willing to do what our President is not in the US — protect his people from genetically modified foods.
But even with this in mind, we nevertheless have legitimate methods and instruments to protect our own market, and above all citizens. The WTO is a big pusher of genetically modified crops. They would then be obliged to actively seek the additional information needed for a more objective risk assessment, and to review the measure within a reasonable period of time. Serbia is one of them. This is a private organization which, like the biotech companies currently trying to dominate agriculture, have undue influence and power over world industry.
A three-man tribunal http: At least Putin is protecting his people from poison. They have also been credited with contributing to the decimation of honey bees around the world. The pesticides acetamiprid and imidacloprid need tighter restrictions. They say these two pesticides, commonly found in conventionally-grown US crops, can have serious health repercussions and must be cut back. Earlier this year, the US Dept.
For years, children in the U. Those with the most imidacloprid included: The produce where it was found most frequently included: The sickening overuse of pesticides has led to countless environmental and health issues both in the U. The effects of pesticides range from infertility and birth defects to diabetes and cancer. A step toward organic farming and a serious hiatus from conventional pesticide use.
What to Do http: Toxic at One Dose: While these technological devices can offer incredible service and ease in a hectic, modern world, they can also be a serious health hazard. Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation. Our bodies absorb this radiation and have a difficult time processing it — leading to numerous bodily complications. Interestingly, the tumor development was found on the side of the head in which the cellphone was most used.
On the association between glioma, wireless phones, heredity and ionising radiation http: One of 18 States Pushing Corporate Drugs http: Russell Blaylock on MSG and brain-damaging excitotoxins http: Russell Blaylock on devastating health effects of MSG, aspartame and excitotoxins http: New "Natural" Doritos contains yeast extract http: The problem is that yeast extract is a hidden source of MSG monosodium glutamate , according to my sources see below.
MSG, you may know, is classified as an excitotoxin by Dr. Russell Blaylock, who is a doctor, author, and expert on chemicals that damage the nervous system.
MSG is well known to cause migraine headaches, seizures, and other nervous system disorders. Blaylock's research also shows that MSG damages the endocrine system and causes obesity due to impaired appetite control regulation causes you to be unable to stop eating. Doctors and authors who are warning people about yeast extract include Dr.
Schwartz, Phyllis Balch, Dr. Alexander Mauskop and even the Life Extension Foundation sources cited below.