If you are wondering why some people get the flu, while others don’t, you are not alone. Researchers at the University of Michigan did a study to find out just why one person is hacking and sneezing, while the other seems to never have an issue at all.
The researchers actually studied gene expression in the study participants and found that people that show no symptoms at all, are actually having a behind the scenes response to the virus and just don’t show the physical symptoms near and dear to our hearts of coughing, sneezing, and fatigue.
The most interesting find in the study was that the individuals who didn’t get sick had “differences in their biological metabolism and gene expression. These differences had to do with antioxidants.”
Although the study did not prove that antioxidants are a key factor, it does suggest the possibility and future research may help us learn more. For now eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to start. If you want in an in depth discussion about antioxidants check out Dr Mercola’s website.
1. Try an anti-inflammatory elimination diet that gets rid of common food allergens. As I mentioned above, food allergies and the resultant inflammation have been connected with depression and other mood disorders.
2. Check for hypothyroidism. This unrecognized epidemic is a leading cause of depression. Make sure to have thorough thyroid exam if you are depressed.
“Here’s some depressing recent medical news: Antidepressants don’t work. What’s even more depressing is that the pharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work. As a physician, this is frightening to me. Depression is among the most common problems seen in primary-care medicine and soon will be the second leading cause of disability in this country.
The study I’m talking about was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It found that drug companies selectively publish studies on antidepressants. They have published nearly all the studies that show benefit — but almost none of the studies that show these drugs are ineffective. (1) Continue reading →
So it’s that time of year again, and you want to get your kids off on the right foot, and keep them healthy as they head back into the classroom. A couple of friend’s of mine just commented on facebook proving just how challenging this can be. Continue reading →
You get to choose the energy you vibrate with, watch to learn more.
Every thought you have is energy being put out into the universe. When you are focusing on pain, what kind of energy are you putting out?
I realize that when you are suffering from pain it is challenging to direct your thoughts to anything else. Dwelling on what you are feeling in that moment only draws you more into the suffering you are experiencing.
Too many people fall victim to how their body feels.
Many of us become victims of our bodies and our suffering. We feel we have no control over what is happening. The thing to remember is that the body always has the ability to heal. At no point would we survive on this earth without the ability to heal, when we can no longer heal, we die. YOU have the ability to heal. Remove the interference, support normal body function, and remove the resistance in your mind and body.
To break the cycle of pain and suffering you need to make choices.
You need to choose to break free of the thoughts that are trapping you in this cycle. You need to choose to focus on what it is you truly want. Not just being pain free but focusing on how what being pain free will allow you in your life. What are the feelings associated with being able to do the things you want to be doing. Hold on to that energy and you will create it in your life. You will create healing, energy, and vitality!
I was digging around in my desk for some scrap paper and I find a calendar saying “Take two baby aspirin a day…”
I’m in my mid thirties. At first I feel afraid thinking I’ll be 40 in a few years and then I should be taking drugs everyday, for the rest of my life! Then I catch myself. See I grew up in the medical model just like most people do.
I was taught to reach for the cream, the aspirin, when something is going wrong, when I had a rash, or a headache.
Then I remember I dropped that way of thinking a long time ago, but the childhood brainwashing from big pharma is still there. Then I get angry, Continue reading →
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