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Salt hypothesis' story

March 2010

Salt war

Do bone drugs work?

Diabetes vs. drugs, 3:0?

February 2010

The MMR vaccine war: Wakefield vs. ?

Wakefield proceedings: an exception?

Who's afraid of a littl' 1998 study?
 

January 2010

Antibiotic children

Physical activity benefits late-life health

Healthier life for New Year's resolution

 

December 2009

Autism epidemic worsening: CDC report

Rosuvastatin indication broadened

High-protein diet effects

 

November 2009

Folic acid cancer risk

Folic acid studies: message in a bottle?

Sweet, short life on a sugary diet

 

October 2009

Smoking health hazards: no dose-response

C. difficile warning

Asthma risk and waist size in women

 

September 2009

Antioxidants' melanoma risk: 4-fold or none?

Murky waters of vitamin D status

Is vitamin D deficiency hurting you?

 

August 2009

Pill-crushing children

New gut test for children and adults

Unhealthy habits - whistling past the graveyard?

 

July 2009

Asthma solution - between two opposites that don't attract

Light wave therapy - how does it actually work?

Hodgkin's lymphoma in children: better alternatives

 

June 2009

Hodgkin's, kids, and the abuse of power

Efficacy and safety of the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's:
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Long-term mortality and morbidity after conventional treatments for pediatric Hodgkin's

 

May 2009

Late health effects of the toxicity of the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's

Daniel's true 5-year chances with the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's

Daniel Hauser Hodgkin's case: child protection or medical oppression?

April 2009

Protection from EMF: you're on your own

EMF pollution battle: same old...

EMF health threat and the politics of status quo
 

March 2009

Electromagnetic danger? No such thing, in our view...

EMF safety standards: are they safe?

Power-frequency field exposure
 

February 2009

Electricity and health

Electromagnetic spectrum: health connection

Is power pollution making you sick?

January 2009

Pneumococcal vaccine for adults useless?

DHA in brain development study - why not boys?

HRT shrinks brains

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Optimum diet

}Optimum diet - Healthy foods - Nutritional balance - Acid/alkaline balance - Eating

What first comes to mind at the mention of optimum diet is healthy foods. But an optimized diet is much more than just eating healthful foods. It also needs to be nutritionally balanced to your individual needs, and, as important, it needs to incorporate healthy eating habits. This is where your lifestyle and personality become a factor.

Straightening out your diet could, in fact, give you an extra bonus - bringing into your focus and help correct undesirable personality side that you've got so used to it feels as inherently yours.

Yes - healthy foods are only a part of the equation describing optimum diet. In fact, no food is as healthful as to be eaten freely without possible ill effects. If nothing else, you'll suffer from deficiency of nutrients low or absent in those particular foods.

Since no single food comes nowhere near to that perfect food that would contain all the nutrients in the right proportion that your body needs to support health, healthy diet has to offer

optimally balanced variety of healthy foods.

Optimum diet means more than just eating healthy foods. A healthy diet needs to provide proper balance of macronutrients - proteins, fats and carbohydrates - and micronutrients: minerals, vitamins and accessory nutrients. And there is no common rule, nor formula for such nutritionally balanced diet - you have to find out what your individual optimum is.

Don't forget - water makes 2/3 of the body weight. Properly hydrogenating the body is in a number of ways vital for its optimum functioning. Vice versa, chronically dehydrated body will make you feel it in some way, including worsening or causing chronic diseases.

No supplementation can replace rich variety of healthy foods, for two reasons. One is that we don't really know what specific nutrients the body needs to maintain health - the list certainly goes well beyond the standard, officially recognized set of vital nutrients. The other is that nutritional needs can and do vary significantly from one individual to another, and there is no official guidelines in regard to it (and none is expected in foreseeable future).

In order to ripe the benefits of healthy foods, you need to have healthy gut. Many people don't; some of them for such a long time, or from such an early age, that they come to think it's normal. In my early teens, I had constant bloating, and I thought it was just the way I am. In fact, it was digestive disturbance (intestinal dysbiosis) caused by the extensive antibiotic treatment for chronic bronchitis I had at the age of 5.

Compromised gut health constantly diminishes body supply of nutrients (even assuming that they are present in your diet in needed quantities), while harboring toxic bacteria, contaminating blood and causing chronic intestinal inflammation. Aside from robbing you of the energy and causing variety of unpleasant symptoms, this lays down perfect foundation for developing serious disease.

The fact is that most diseases are being initiated in your gut, and cannot be

neither prevented nor cured without restoring gut health first.

So, before you start yourself on healthy foods, make sure your gut is healthy. It won't work otherwise. You need both: good diet and good digestion. 

Part of optimizing your diet is avoiding foods that, for any of a number of possible reasons, don't agree with you. For that, you need to pay attention to, and take notice of how your body reacts to specific foods. In other words, what foods make you feel energized - or lethargic and weak.

But it may be only the beginning. In principle, body's preferred foods are determined by its efficiency in metabolizing them, and that can be - and often is - affected by body dysfunctions originating in the genetics, digestion, or supply, distribution and use of nutrients. Thriving on certain foods, while feeling sluggish on others shouldn't be very obvious. Even if you feel well in general, it is likely because your body has found the way to cope with the problem for the time being, but

you don't know what is the ultimate price to pay.

In other words, there is a reason for your body to prefer some foods over the others, and that reason can be - and often is - metabolic disturbance that may have negative consequences for your health down the road.

Thus any metabolic preference of your body that significantly narrows variety of foods agreeing with you and, especially, any clearly negative reaction of your body to certain foods warrants lab tests in order to find out what the culprit is.

Not doing so can have serious consequences; on the other hand, determining the cause of metabolic bias and/or sensitivity enables you to correct the problem and live healthier and happier life. 

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