The Healthy Home Economist http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com Traditional Diet, Holistic Health Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:42:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Sugar Alcohols Best Avoided To Protect Gut Health http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/avoid-sugar-alcohol-for-better-gut-health/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/avoid-sugar-alcohol-for-better-gut-health/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:54:29 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=21278 The growing diabetes epidemic has spawned a whole new industry of alternative sweeteners called sugar alcohols that consumers view as healthy because they are not artificial like aspartame. These products with low glycemic indexes are aggressively marketed to the overweight and those with insulin problems as ideal sugar substitutes because they are derived from natural plant... Continue Reading »

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The growing diabetes epidemic has spawned a whole new industry of alternative sweeteners called sugar alcohols that consumers view as healthy because they are not artificial like aspartame. These products with low glycemic indexes are aggressively marketed to the overweight and those with insulin problems as ideal sugar substitutes because they are derived from natural plant based sources.

These sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, are interestingly comprised of neither sugar nor alcohol. The most familiar of these are xylitol, erythritol, mannitol, and sorbitol.

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Doctor Prescribed Treatment for Healing Croup Naturally http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/doctor-prescribed-natural-treatment-for-croup/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/doctor-prescribed-natural-treatment-for-croup/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:08:22 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=21217 By Tom Cowan MD, author The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care Croup, otherwise known as largeotracheobronchits–meaning inflammation of the larynx, trachea and bronchitis–is one of the most common occurrences in children between the ages of six months and three years old. The condition is thought to be an inflammatory reaction to any... Continue Reading »

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By Tom Cowan MD, author The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care

Croup, otherwise known as largeotracheobronchits–meaning inflammation of the larynx, trachea and bronchitis–is one of the most common occurrences in children between the ages of six months and three years old. The condition is thought to be an inflammatory reaction to any number of common viral infections.

Croup usually begins with a runny nose, and a day or so later, the child develops a tight barking cough that closely resembles the bark of a seal. The cough usually comes in frequent paroxysms or waves, and then the child is relatively quiet in the interim periods. The cough is tight, not wet, but also not wheezy as occurs with asthma. The tightness occurs because the larynx or windpipe is narrowed; therefore the child “pushes” hard to expel the air. Hence the bark and tight sound.

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MCT Oil (Liquid Coconut Oil): The Coconut Oil Dregs http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/mct-oil-the-coconut-oil-dregs/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/mct-oil-the-coconut-oil-dregs/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:07:22 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=20998 If there is one truism in the world of food manufacturing, it is this: If a particular whole food becomes popular with consumers, food manufacturers will figure out a way to adulterate and cleverly market it so that the average consumer is fooled into believing that this new fractionated food or supplement is as healthy... Continue Reading »

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MCT oil and liquid coconut oil are a scam

If there is one truism in the world of food manufacturing, it is this:

If a particular whole food becomes popular with consumers, food manufacturers will figure out a way to adulterate and cleverly market it so that the average consumer is fooled into believing that this new fractionated food or supplement is as healthy or “better” than the original whole food when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

This adage very accurately applies to the much talked about MCT oil, also shrewdly marketed as liquid coconut oil. Both of these impostors have been popping up on healthfood store shelves as supplements or cooking oils, sometimes boldly marketed as “better than coconut oil”.

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People new to traditional cooking are frequently surprised to learn that bouillon cubes from the store are a heavily processed food that without exception contain large amounts of neurotoxic MSG.  Even organic bouillon cubes or stock cubes should be avoided!

Take a look at the ingredients of this popular brand of organic chicken bouillon cubes from the healthfood store that falsely proclaims “No MSG Added” on the label:

Organic Chicken Bouillon Cube Ingredients:
yeast extract, corn starch*, non hydrogenated palm oil*, mineral salt, natural chicken and rosemary flavouring, chicken fat*, lovage*, turmeric*, parsley*, chicken meat powder*. *organic

What’s the very first ingredient?

Yeast extract which is just another name for MSG. Note that there are dozens of aliases for neurotoxic MSG (1) used in food labeling that while misleading, is completely legal. It is essentially a cat and mouse game food manufacturers play with consumers. As soon as consumers wise up to one name, they change to another then another.

Note that avoidance of MSG in processed foods is important not only to keep frequent headaches at bay, but also to maintain a healthy weight. MSG damages and kills neurons in the hypothalamus in the brain stem and can contribute to obesity over time by damaging metabolism (2).

How companies get away with these labeling shenanigans is shocking. As a consumer, you really need to be on your toes to keep from falling for these processed food scams.

The good news is that it is simple to make your own healthy bouillon cubes to liven up the flavor of homemade broth or to add to filtered water along with some veggies, legumes or meat to make a super fast soup in a pinch.

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Nut butter crackers are a favorite snack food for many children. For my family, peanut butter crackers are the fave with sunbutter crackers the distant second place winner.

Unfortunately, the commercial options for nut butter crackers even from organic brands leave much to be desired in the ingredients department. Check out the ingredients list for one highly popular brand of certified USDA Organic peanut butter crackers:

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Cure Cancer with Measles http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/mayo-clinic-researchers-cure-cancer-with-measles/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/mayo-clinic-researchers-cure-cancer-with-measles/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:09:08 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=20966 In 2007, I gave a lecture at an international nutritional conference where I discussed how repression of acute and infectious disease and its symptoms can be a catalyst for chronic, degenerative diseases to take hold like asthma and cancer later on. For example, when the body “gives up” and a person stops experiencing acute illness... Continue Reading »

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In 2007, I gave a lecture at an international nutritional conference where I discussed how repression of acute and infectious disease and its symptoms can be a catalyst for chronic, degenerative diseases to take hold like asthma and cancer later on.

For example, when the body “gives up” and a person stops experiencing acute illness even as simple as the common cold, which has a powerful detoxifying effect on the entire physiology, the stage is set for chronic illness. A typical scenario for many cancer patients is that they have not had a cold in years. My Father, who is a retired Geriatrician, used to see this in his practice. One story he tells is of a patient who came in for a physical who hadn’t been sick in years and seemed outwardly to be fine. Tests showed that he had cancer everywhere.

When the body has become too weak to respond to acute illness or generate a good, strong fever in response to an invading pathogen, the toxins build up without any release and the inevitable result is chronic disease sometimes very serious in nature.

Here are some other examples of how repression of acute or infectious disease is simply playing a game of whack-a-mole with degenerative disease just popping up instead:

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An Attorney’s View of Vaccines http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/attorneys-view-of-vaccines/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/attorneys-view-of-vaccines/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:20:56 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=20680 UPDATE:  Great news!  As of March 11, 2015, The states of Oregon and Washington have dropped pending legislation to eliminate nonmedical vaccination exemptions for residents (1, 2).  Thank you for sharing this powerful letter from attorney James Deal extensively via social media that no doubt helped galvanize the opposition that succeeded in taking down both of these... Continue Reading »

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UPDATE:  Great news!  As of March 11, 2015, The states of Oregon and Washington have dropped pending legislation to eliminate nonmedical vaccination exemptions for residents (1, 2).  Thank you for sharing this powerful letter from attorney James Deal extensively via social media that no doubt helped galvanize the opposition that succeeded in taking down both of these proposed bills that would have stripped parents of their civil liberties to make informed, medical decisions for their own children!

Please keep sharing as there are many other states like California and Texas that have the very same type of legislation still in the works.

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Prominent Medical Doctor Strongly Advises Against Forced Vaccination http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/prominent-doctor-against-forced-vaccination/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/prominent-doctor-against-forced-vaccination/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:02:30 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=20934 According to the National Vaccine Information Center, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are infected with HIV. However, these children and adults are not banned from attending school, receiving medical care, being employed, or otherwise participating fully in society. What’s more, the civil rights of Americans infected with HIV and AIDS are... Continue Reading »

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According to the National Vaccine Information Center, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are infected with HIV. However, these children and adults are not banned from attending school, receiving medical care, being employed, or otherwise participating fully in society. What’s more, the civil rights of Americans infected with HIV and AIDS are protected by anti-discrimination laws that guarantee and protect their civil rights.

Yet, after a small measles outbreak occurs at Disneyland, termed “deadly” by major media outlets but which has killed no one, suddenly America is at war with itself.  Citizens are being pressured to abandon the civil right, guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment, to make informed, voluntary medical decisions about their own bodies and further, to discriminate against and condone extreme social measures against those who choose to remain unvaccinated.

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How to Attract and Use Ladybugs for Garden Pest Control http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/using-ladybugs-for-garden-pest-control/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/using-ladybugs-for-garden-pest-control/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:27:15 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=20896 Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand but often referred to as lady beetles in Continental Europe, are one of the few insect species that do not elicit fear or repulsion in the majority of people. I remember one winter vacation some years ago where the mountain chalet I was... Continue Reading »

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Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand but often referred to as lady beetles in Continental Europe, are one of the few insect species that do not elicit fear or repulsion in the majority of people.

I remember one winter vacation some years ago where the mountain chalet I was staying in with my extended family turned out to have a very large ladybug infestation despite the cold temperatures and high altitude. Hundreds of ladybugs were crawling 24/7 along the basement ceiling which happened to be the room where the pool table and large screen TV were located.

Despite the constant swarming of these colorful creatures where one occasionally dropped onto your head or onto the pool table while you were playing a game, no one seemed to really mind let alone be afraid of them. This, the ho-hum reaction of over 25 people despite more than a few insect fraidy cats in the mix.

Because most people are unafraid and even seem to enjoy the colorful company of ladybugs, it makes sense to employ them as allies given that they have voracious appetites for other insects that typically besiege a home garden.

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Using Low Dose Naltrexone for Autoimmune Disease http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/using-low-dose-naltrexone-for-autoimmune-disease/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/using-low-dose-naltrexone-for-autoimmune-disease/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:36:14 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=20626 By Michelle Goldstein, Mental Health Therapist Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a safe, effective and inexpensive medication which has been shown to be effective in treating an incredibly wide range of illnesses, particularly those that are autoimmune in nature. Due it its safety as well as efficacy, it has gained acceptance even among many holistic... Continue Reading »

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By Michelle Goldstein, Mental Health Therapist

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a safe, effective and inexpensive medication which has been shown to be effective in treating an incredibly wide range of illnesses, particularly those that are autoimmune in nature.

Due it its safety as well as efficacy, it has gained acceptance even among many holistic health practitioners.

The targeted diseases which have shown improvement with low dose naltrexone treatment include multiple sclerosis, a wide range of cancers, AIDS, and neurological and nervous system problems of all kinds. The use of low dose naltrexone by alternative physicians has grown exponentially since it was first discovered by Dr. Bernard Bihari in 1985.

Several research studies now support the efficacy of LDN treatment, long reported in successful case studies by integrative doctors.

Here’s what you need to know in order to determine if low dose naltrexone might be helpful for you or a loved one suffering from one or more autoimmune diseases.

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