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  1. I came across this link today on Facebook user GAT Community that offers free downloads of all the answers to the General Aptitude Test (GAT) over the past five years:  https://www.facebook.com/gatcommunity/photos/?ref=page_internal
    I just learned of this apparently very useful information from: 

    *Link Edited Out*

    However I have not personally reviewed the material.


  2. Methyl Bromide is used in US non-organic agriculture, etc. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/poisoned-paradise-pesticide-methyl-bromide/story?id=30119220

    Long term effects may kill if one survives the original exposure.

    http://www.aol.co.uk/video/survivor-describes-impact-of-methyl-bromide-poisoning/518753070/

    With several inadequately explained cases like this topic, I wonder if Methyl Bromide is used much in Thailand?


  3. Health Ranger is now disclosing heavy metal content of some Cacao products, but you have to give up your e-mail address to reveal some results of a limited number of products.

    http://labs.naturalnews.com/heavy-metals-chart-Superfoods-Cacao.html

    Based on my review of other test results at consumerlab.com on chocolate for high flavanols and very low cadmium levels, I am eating a couple of pieces of Baker's 100% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Bar and I am in hog heaven.


  4. I am giving up black tea for now, but love organic green tea for its many benefits like antioxidants, etc. This morning I am having a breakfast of oatmeal & berries and later hope to have a dinner like oil free sweet potatoes+ broccoli, or rice & beans, etc. Whole food complex starches are a good thing but not the refined carbs in processed foods. Good tips on this from Dr. McDougall:


  5. Research documented at nutritionfacts.org indicates spices substantially boost the antioxidant value of most foods. I always find ways to add a little of the following to many meals: Cloves, All spice, Dried Lemonbalm, Cinnamon,Turmeric, Peppermint, Marjoram, Oregano, Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme, Cardamon, Black Pepper, Mustard Seed, Sage, etc. Black pepper makes Turmeric more bio-available. Black pepper combines with cardamon and blueberries as a cancer cell killer as does mustard seed powder with broccoli.

    Although spice is easy to overlook, just a little added spice from those listed with meals can really boost the nutritional value of fruits & vegetables to exceed recommended daily levels of antioxidants, etc. Some tests rank certain spices a little higher than others but they are in the ballpark and here is one example: http://oracvalues.com/sort/orac-value

    Or eat 1000 mg Vitamin C tablet and you have antioxidants like a bucket full of spices

    I also take 1000 mg daily via two 500 mg of the ascorbate form of Vitamin C (not ascorbic acid, the cheaper but less absorb-able form). I still like the variety of fruits, vegetables and spices that provide many more nutrients than vitamin c plus fiber. Dr. Blaylock mentions the Ascorbate form of Vit C in the following podcast and elsewhere in his series.

    This podcast interests me because it discusses how to avoid getting aluminum in your brain that is associated with dementia, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, etc. One thing he mentions is that black tea takes in aluminum from the ground and green tea & white tea take in very little. Also that mixing lemon in tea makes any aluminum in tea 7 times more absorb-able which is to be avoided. So, I have taken black tea off my menu, but still drink green & white tea, but not with any lemon or other citrates.

    "One thing he mentions is that black tea takes in aluminum from the ground and green tea & white tea take in very little."

    Can you check again? I though black tea is merely green tea that has been dried in a certain way.

    Good tea/ Bad tea!

    You are right. Dr Blaylock implies its two different tea plants but it appears black tea usually comes from the same plant but is just further processed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_tea

    Since there are so many choices in food and drink, for now, I will eliminate the aluminum from tea risk by avoiding black tea because the aluminum found in some black tea may come from the processing instead of the plant. It may be like chocolate where some products have cadmium or lead and some don't. Also, because lemon or other citrates enhances the bodies absorption of any aluminum from tea, I probably won't be using lemon in any type of tea.


  6. Research documented at nutritionfacts.org indicates spices substantially boost the antioxidant value of most foods. I always find ways to add a little of the following to many meals: Cloves, All spice, Dried Lemonbalm, Cinnamon,Turmeric, Peppermint, Marjoram, Oregano, Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme, Cardamon, Black Pepper, Mustard Seed, Sage, etc. Black pepper makes Turmeric more bio-available. Black pepper combines with cardamon and blueberries as a cancer cell killer as does mustard seed powder with broccoli.

    Although spice is easy to overlook, just a little added spice from those listed with meals can really boost the nutritional value of fruits & vegetables to exceed recommended daily levels of antioxidants, etc. Some tests rank certain spices a little higher than others but they are in the ballpark and here is one example: http://oracvalues.com/sort/orac-value

    Or eat 1000 mg Vitamin C tablet and you have antioxidants like a bucket full of spices

    I also take 1000 mg daily via two 500 mg of the ascorbate form of Vitamin C (not ascorbic acid, the cheaper but less absorb-able form). I still like the variety of fruits, vegetables and spices that provide many more nutrients than vitamin c plus fiber. Dr. Blaylock mentions the Ascorbate form of Vit C in the following podcast and elsewhere in his series.

    This podcast interests me because it discusses how to avoid getting aluminum in your brain that is associated with dementia, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, etc. One thing he mentions is that black tea takes in aluminum from the ground and green tea & white tea take in very little. Also that mixing lemon in tea makes any aluminum in tea 7 times more absorb-able which is to be avoided. So, I have taken black tea off my menu, but still drink green & white tea, but not with any lemon or other citrates.


  7. Research documented at nutritionfacts.org indicates spices substantially boost the antioxidant value of most foods. I always find ways to add a little of the following to many meals: Cloves, All spice, Dried Lemonbalm, Cinnamon,Turmeric, Peppermint, Marjoram, Oregano, Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme, Cardamon, Black Pepper, Mustard Seed, Sage, etc. Black pepper makes Turmeric more bio-available. Black pepper combines with cardamon and blueberries as a cancer cell killer as does mustard seed powder with broccoli.

    Although spice is easy to overlook, just a little added spice from those listed with meals can really boost the nutritional value of fruits & vegetables to exceed recommended daily levels of antioxidants, etc. Some tests rank certain spices a little higher than others but they are in the ballpark and here is one example: http://oracvalues.com/sort/orac-value

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  8. Additional research on chocolate indicates a lot of it is contaminated with lead (brain killer- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_poisoning) or cadmium (liver, kidney damage, etc- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadmium_poisoning) for test results by brand see:

    http://www.asyousow.org/our-work/environmental-health/toxic-enforcement/lead-and-cadmium-in-food/

    Similar results at consumerlab.org. Recent big business responses to these test results is that cadmium, lead, etc. comes from the soil the plants are grown in, so its natural. Because industry won't clean up their act, chocolate is now off my menu.


  9. Stay in school for a worthwhile degree. You are at a critical age to get that done and reap the rewards.

    School financial aid must be repaid and they will take unpaid loan balances out of any social security benefit you earn if you fail to pay government sponsored loans back. Such loans cannot be dismissed in bankruptcy. If someone like your Mom cosigns the loans they will make her pay it back or withhold it from her social security. It's not free money to burn and has strings attached. Someone here might be able to comment on how the US may disapprove passports or Visas for someone who won't pay back government sponsored student loans.

    Sacrifice some now to learn something that will pay you and your family the rest of your life.


  10. In my humble opinion cholesterol in blood should be the focus for reduction to optimal levels. What's good? http://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-cholesterol-level/

    Pathways to get to good cholesterol blood levels depend on your current condition and are up to you. For me, what has worked has been a mostly fiber rich, vegan diet with vegetable starch (like sweet potatoes). Free resources to get there include the nutritionfacts website and https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/free-mcdougall-program/free-resources/

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  11. USA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has just announced it is backing off suggesting that traces of cholesterol in foods pose a health risk. I consider the USA committee conclusions to be ill-advised as critiqued in the following article and will continue to eliminate meat, dairy and eggs from my diet in favor of vegetables, fruit, fiber and certain spices as previously discussed.

    http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/index.php/cholesterol-confusion-lets-make-sense-of-it/


  12. OK, about this product:

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    100 percent cacao

    non-alkalized and unsweetened

    gluten-free
    kosher
    Comes in re-sealable cans to help keep cocoa fresh
    Dutched cocoa powder has a smoother taste but between 60 and 90 percent of the antioxidants (flavanols) are destroyed in the Dutching process (depending on degree of Dutching).
    A more delicious way to get the health benefits of chocolate is to have a very small portion of high quality VERY DARK chocolate. It will still have a little butter ... but I think for many people that small portion would be OK.

    Recent research indicates (-)-epicatechin flavonols in cocoa powder (published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) significantly increases insulin sensitivity and glucose dispersal making our cells more efficient at processing glucose, allowing us to recover faster from intense workouts, build muscle more effectively, and limit the gain of unwanted body fat. Kuna Indians in Panama have low blood pressure, & many other health benefits from the home made cocoa drinks. http://www.medsci.org/v04p0053.htm

    Other recent studies indicate (-)-epicatechin from cocoa powder improves memory but its hard to get enough of it in most cocoa products without getting too much of some other unhealthy components. Dutch process is too be avoided as it destroys the flavonols.


  13. For those that consume fish or other foods that may be contaminated with mercury, it wouldn't hurt to eat it in a meal with some cilantro, peanut butter, or other foods listed here:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/044339_dietary_mercury_heavy_metals_removal.html#

    that have been found to capture that mercury for elimination, but it won't do much good to get rid of inhaled mercury vapors,etc. Further research is underway to determine ways to get rid of cadmium, lead and other contaminants found in some food products.

    Another website tests products and identifies those products that contain heavy metal contamination, etc. at: http://www.consumerlab.com/

    but subscription is required for some content.

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