CONTAMINATION ALERT! TESTING REVEALS 90% OF NON-ORGANIC CITRUS FRUIT HAS DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HORMONE DISRUPTING FUNGICIDES. FINDINGS MEAN INCREASED RISK OF CHILDHOOD CANCER AND DAMAGE TO THYROID AND IMMUNE SYSTEM.
The two hormone-disrupting fungicides imazalil and thiabendazole were confirmed in tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group. More than half of the samples contained both fungicides. Both chemicals disrupt the body’s hormones, or endocrine system, which regulates metabolism, growth and development, and other important functions. They can also harm the reproductive system, and California scientists classify one of them as cancer causing.
The highest levels were found on mandarins, including Clementines, followed by oranges and then grapefruit. The average concentration of imazalil detected in all fruits tested was about 20 times the amount that EWG scientists recommend as a limit to protect children against increased risk of cancer.
Imported citrus had much more fungicide residue than domestic fruit. The fungicides detected on citrus are typically applied after harvesting to prolong shelf life and prevent rotting. Citrus harvested for juice is typically processed shortly after harvest, reducing the need for post-harvest fungicides, so it’s somewhat less dangerous. Organic samples did not have detectable levels of fungicides.
According to a study published in 2015 in the American Journal of Pediatrics, citrus fruits were the fourth-most-consumed fruit by American children and youth ages 2 to 19, after apples, bananas and melons. For fruit juice, citrus juice consumption was greatest, followed by apple juice and other fruit juices.
Citrus and citrus juice consumption was highest among Asian American and Hispanic children, respectively. Importantly, oranges and orange juice, along with apples and bananas, are some of the most affordable fruit options in the U.S.
Dr. Taketa-Wong has advanced, specialized training in natural remedies to treat conditions in both children and adults. Her protocols include helping people remove toxins like pesticides and herbicides from their bodies.
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(NOTE: This video includes actions you can take right now, including the key vitamins, supplements, and herbs that help your immune system the most.)
In these unprecedented times, many people are more stressed out than ever, and for good reason. The amount of disruption to our own lives and to businesses and institutions all around us is still profound. Many people still don’t have the information they need to remain strong and healthy or, if they’re sick, to understand how to build their body’s defenses to get better now and over the long run.
The key is the immune system. But just what is this so-called “system”? It’s actually an interconnected biological network that includes white blood cells, organs, and tissues of the lymph system, such as the thymus, spleen, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and bone marrow. The most important key to supporting our immune system is developing the discipline to build good habits. Right now – and going forward – those habits can literally save lives.
There is no pill to “boost” your immune system. It doesn’t work like that. The ongoing focus should be on making sure our immune system doesn’t lose its natural balance. Our health and well-being depends on keeping the immune system in balance – neither under performing or overreacting.
Be Empowered With Your Health! New Research Reveals How Inflammatory Foods Can Worsen Menstrual Cramps While Other Foods Can Relieve Them
A monthly period is a part of a woman’s life from puberty to menopause. For many, it’s also monthly misery. Leading up to a period, many women experience premenstrual symptoms that can affect their daily life, such as mood changes, headaches, bloating, and cramps. Once their period begins, the symptoms continue or sometimes worsen for a large proportion of the population.
Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and birth control pills may provide relief for some, but they may not be appropriate or effective for everyone. Fortunately, new research presented this week at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) conference confirmed what Dr. Taketa-Wong has been saying for years: Dietary changes can significantly reduce the severity of menstrual cramps.
Menstrual cramps occur when prostaglandins cause the uterus to contract to expel the lining of the uterus. Some people barely notice this happening, but it can cause intense discomfort for others. (Prostaglandins are compounds with hormone-like effects. They control processes such as inflammation, blood flow, the formation of blood clots and the induction of labor.)
Prostaglandins also cause inflammation, and it is this inflammation that can lead to more severe menstrual cramps. It is well documented that some foods cause inflammation and others relieve it. This latest research shows that the foods which relieve inflammation may also alleviate menstrual cramps.
When Dr. Taketa-Wong helps women upgrade their food choices and make individualized supplements, herbs, and other recommendations, their menstrual cramps and other symptoms often significantly improve or resolve completely.
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TROUBLE SLEEPING? LEARN THE HIDDEN CAUSES OF INSOMNIA AND HOW TO ENJOY BETTER SLEEP
Insomnia is the name for a sleep disorder where people can have trouble falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or often wake up too early and are unable to fall back to sleep. Because good quality sleep is so important to our health, Dr. Taketa-Wong breaks down the most common causes of insomnia and reveals what can be done about treating them.
At one time or another, half the American population deals with insomnia for a time. And, for some, the condition resolves without doing anything. However, for all the rest, insomnia can make life miserable. In fact, according to the CDC, chronic insomnia that does not go away affects 33% of the adult population.
Insomnia can be rooted in many different causes, so it’s vitally important to understand what’s going on if one wants to enjoy consistent good quality sleep. Some of the more common reasons include poor sleep environment, such as a room that’s not dark enough or sufficiently cool, uncomfortable bedding, and loud noise, such as neighbors blasting their TV’s or music and those early morning trash trucks.
Other contributing factors to insomnia include work and/or family stress, frequent long distance travel, a work schedule that disrupts one’s circadian rhythm, conflicts at work, and financial difficulties. Aging causes many changes in the body that can result in disrupted sleep patterns.
Certain medications can disrupt normal sleep. So can mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Medical conditions affecting sleep include chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, thyroid or adrenal problems, sleep apnea, and being overweight.
Food and beverages definitely play an important role when it comes to consistently good quality sleep. Learn which ones are most important to avoid.
The metabolic system includes our thyroid, adrenal glands, liver functions, and more. With metabolic disorders, we see disruption of the normal biochemical processes that allow us to grow, repair damage to our body, and respond to our environment – processes that sustain life and the normal functions of our body.
Every core symptom of autism can be potentially traced back to metabolic disorders. These disorders can be the underlying cause for symptoms we typically associate with autism, including difficulty focusing and paying attention, trouble with communication, tantrums, meltdowns, and aggressive behavior. When we treat the medical issues stemming from metabolic problems, autism symptoms improve, sometimes dramatically.
In this important Live event, Dr. Taketa-Wong explains the medical symptoms related to problems with the thyroid, adrenal glands, liver detox, methylation (detox pathways), mitochondrial imbalances, and oxidative stress. She also reveals how those medical issues can often give rise to autism symptoms. While this event doesn't have the time to dig into all the details, Dr. Taketa-Wong does provide an overview of how she goes about treating the medical symptoms of metabolic disorders and what effect that has on autism symptoms. In a nutshell, the symptoms of autism are connected to medical problems. As those medical problems are resolved, children with autism typically function much more normally.
Anxiety is a very common condition, with about 31% of adults in America experiencing it at some time in their lives. Pharmaceutical drugs often come with unwanted side effects and are potentially harmful in the long term. But there are natural approaches that can be very effective in treating the underlying causes of anxiety and restoring one’s sense of calm and control.
Anxiety can impact thoughts, feelings, and actions. It can interfere with people’s everyday lives and make it difficult to do the activities they want to do. Some common symptoms of anxiety include stress that's out of proportion to the event, an inability to set aside worries, ongoing irritability, feeling restless, sleep problems, and more.
It’s important to always remember that the body is a single organism, so everything is connected to and affects everything else. For example, problems with the gut bacteria can affect the neurotransmitters in the brain that can alter moods. Likewise with hormone imbalances, along with yeast overgrowth in the gut and stress.
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. Dr. Taketa-Wong’s commitment to cutting edge science led her to a new technology, called NeurOptimal, that can augment her treatment protocols using brain wave patterns. Certain types of brain waves occur when we’re feeling happy, relaxed, focused, on top of our game. Others occur when we’re feeling anxious, having a hard time sleeping, feeling upset or depressed. The NeurOptimal sessions help the brain to achieve more balanced brain wave patterns.
The technology can be helpful for many types of conditions. What’s very exciting to Dr. Taketa-Wong is how she’s seen it work for children – helping with mood, concentration, awareness, and overall cognitive function.
The NeurOptimal machine uses sound frequencies to help balance brain wave patterns. One simply relaxes and listens to music or watches a movie. NeurOptimal® processes brain signals very rapidly, and when it detects them moving into an “instability” pattern, the music or movie pauses very briefly. That’s it. That is the “feedback”. Some people don’t use if for treatment but rather more like a tune up. For them, NeurOptimal sessions help them to recall words, improve overall memory, and feel sharper overall.
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"About half the world’s population deals with menstruation, yet misconceptions and myths about it exist to this day. Some cultures still consider just talking about menstruation to be taboo. Even in the U.S., women don’t necessarily like to discuss the topic.
"This excellent write-up takes an in-depth look at 7 menstruation myths, from sex during a period to swimming, exercise, syncing periods, false notions about tampons, and more."
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NEW RESEARCH VALIDATES DR. TAKETA-WONG’S AUTISM TREATMENT APPROACH—SHOWS THAT CERTAIN PROBIOTICS IN PREGNANCY CAN PREVENT AUTISM-LIKE DISORDERS
Dr. Taketa-Wong’s pioneering work in treating autism just received important scientific confirmation. She has long emphasized that autism and other spectrum conditions have their roots in medical imbalances, especially in the gut. She treats brain inflammation, often occurring in tandem with digestive issues, as a major underlying cause of autism symptoms. Her treatments, based on laboratory testing, have helped hundreds of children with autism improve dramatically.
In a new animal study that builds on previous research with both animals and humans, scientists gave animal mothers beneficial bacteria (probiotic) during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy. The result: prevention of an autism-like disorder in their offspring.
The research is the latest in a series of studies in animals and humans showing that exposure to certain microbes can dampen inflammation, positively impacting the brain and central nervous system. The authors look forward to more research to validate their findings because they could open the door to new prenatal interventions.
The scientists envision a day when mothers deemed at particularly high risk of having a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism could be given a specially formulated probiotic or inoculation to support healthy brain development of their child.
The article reviews the emotional and environmental stressors affecting fetal development that expectant mothers should be aware of. The scientists also recommended avoiding terbutaline (a drug that delays labor). As to action that pregnant moms could take, they recommended beneficial bacteria in their diet through fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir. (Yogurt and kefir are available in non-dairy forms.)
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Why not use antibacterial soaps? First, regular soaps do the same thing just as well. Antibacterial soaps do not get rid of germs any better than regular soaps and water. In fact, it’s more of a marketing device than anything else.
Second, we don’t need to introduce more antibacterial chemicals into the environment, making them less effective. The environment is already choking on them and their usefulness in fighting disease continues to be diminished as a consequence. Third, the ingredients could contribute to harmful hormonal changes, especially if used over a long period of time.
Taking a closer look, the manufacturers haven’t proven that the antimicrobial ingredients are safe for daily use over a long period of time. That’s why the FDA is issuing a final rule which will ban antiseptic wash products like bar soaps, foam, gel hand soaps and body washes that contain antibacterial active ingredients—including triclosan and triclocarban.
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