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Tidbits part 13: There Are Still a Few More Things You’re Doing Wrong

Part 3 of the trilogy: “Everything You’re Doing Is Wrong!”

1.  Like Eating Margarine!

If margarine was good for you, you could buy it at the health food store! People are eating margarine instead of butter because butter is high in saturated fat, which has become synonymous with death! The fallacy of this sacred principle–that butter is bad and margarine is safe–is finally coming to light!

Margarine is made from vegetable oil. The extraction process, whereby the oil is extracted from the vegetables or seeds, involves a tremendous amount of heat, breaking apart the carbon bonds of the polyunsaturated oils, leading to rancidity and the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are like St. Patricks Day revelers on a Saturday night, falling and crashing into everything!  (It happens to be St. Patrick’s Day as I’m sitting here.)  Free radicals bump into everything they encounter, stealing electrons as they go, such as from cell walls. The loss of electrons causes the cells to oxidize, making them unstable and, ultimately, die.

So, we begin with our rancid oil, to which we add the preservatives BHA and BHT–both suspected of causing cancer and brain damage–and now the oil has to be turned into a solid; so, bring in the hydrogen and nickel as a catalyst, and turn up the heat!!!!  Next we need emulsifiers and starch for consistency.  Then it has to be “steam-cleaned”.  (Don’t ask!  Sounds really “natural” doesn’t it?)  The “steam-cleaning” is for the purpose of removing the really awful smell.

Chemical changes occur during the hydrogenation process:  Due to the high temperature and the nickel catalyst, the hydrogen atoms change position on the fatty acid chain, one atom moves to the other side in a way not found in nature. This is called the “trans formation”, hence the term, “Trans Fats”! These are the things to stay away from, people, not saturated fats, Trans Fats!  Read your food labels! If you see the words “partially hydrogenated oil” on them, this is what you’re getting!

Trans fats make their way into cell membranes and interfere with cell metabolism. They block utilization of essential fatty acids, increase serum cholesterol and depress your immune system.  Hydrogenated fats are associated with cancer, atherosclerosis which leads to heart disease and stroke, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, nearly all chronic disease; and yet, margarine is presumed to be a health food!

What foods contain trans fats?  Well, for one thing, fast-food French fries, donuts, candy bars, potato chips, cookies, fried chicken, other fried foods, crackers, pastries, cake…. Are you eating margarine for your health? Can you see what a mistake that is?  Bring back the butter!

2. Sun Block!

There is nothing wrong with the sun. OK?

This is another major myth like “butter is bad”!  Of course, if you’re as pale as I am, you can’t go out on the beach for 2 hours on a tropical island at noon and lie out in the sun — trust me, I know!   You have to work up gradually to such exposure!  But is the sun bad for you?  No!  You need sun just like your plants do!  Why should you avoid sun block?  Do you know what’s in it?  Well maybe you should read the label!  Remember, whatever you put on your skin goes through your pores and into your bloodstream!  Here’s what’s in sun block:

Oxybenzone–Acts like estrogen in the body, alters sperm production in animals, associated with endometriosis in women, high rates of skin allergy.

Octinoxate–Hormone-like activity; affects the reproductive system, causes thyroid problems and behavioral alterations in animal studies.

Homosalate–Hormone disruptor — estrogen, androgen and progesterone.

Avobenzone–Chlorine from swimming pools transforms Avobenzone into acetyl benzenes and phenols, two highly toxic chemicals linked to cancer and infertility among other things.   High rates of skin allergy.

Parabens–Preservatives: allergic reactions and hormonal disruption.

What can you put on your skin instead to protect yourself from sun burn without causing harm? The answer is so obvious:

ALOE!

Do you know that Aloe Vera is an unmatched healer for burns?  You should have aloe in your kitchen like I do, just pour it on your hand every time you burn yourself and in seconds or minutes, that whole burn incident will be a thing of the past!  Of course, a leaf of the real plant is the best thing–slice it open and smear on the sap. But Aloe Juice in a bottle works as well!

Use this instead of sunscreen:

 

 

3. Tattoos

Speaking of putting things on your skin and having them go right into your blood stream…. whose idea was this anyway?  Do you have any idea what’s in tattoo ink?  Many of the chemicals were intended for use in writing, printer ink and automobile paint!  The FDA doesn’t regulate tattoo ink and doesn’t demand disclosure of what’s being used; in fact, they’re considered trade secrets; meaning, they could contain any chemical at all and they don’t have to tell you!  According to Wikipedia, a wide range of dyes and colors are used “…from inorganic materials like titanium dioxide and iron oxides to carbon black, azo dyes, and acridine, quinoline, phthalocyanine and naphthol derivates, dyes made from ash, and other mixtures. Currently popular is Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS plastic), used in Intenze, Millenium and other ABS pigmented brands.”

Sounds really safe!

What have tattoos been known to cause? Skin infections, psoriasis, dermatitis, other skin conditions and tumors.  Some hospitals won’t do MRI’s on people with tattoos because of the metal particles in the ink.  No long-term studies have ever been done on tattooing, the ingredients, or the effect on the human body.  There’s a saying, “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin!”  I learned this the hard way!  Many years ago, I was taking an antibiotic that I was warned not to mix with alcohol, that drinking alcoholic beverages was totally disallowed or one could get very sick.  So, one day, as I’m taking this antibiotic, called Flagyl, I was experiencing an itchy spot on my leg so I innocently applied some rubbing alcohol to it to stop the itching.  OMG!  Big mistake!  I got so sick, I was sick practically the whole day; and I didn’t even drink the alcohol, I just put it on my skin; but, the effect was the same!  So, yes, what you put on your skin goes right into your body as if you had eaten it, think about that the next time you go to be tattooed.

 

4. Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Tylenol has long been considered a benign pain killer and fever-reducer; in other words, no problem! I hear about people giving it to their children all the time!  According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2004, acetaminophen, 4 times a week over a period of four years, resulted in twice the number of blood cancers than in those not taking the drug. (http://www.naturalnews.com/032414_acetaminophen_blood_cancer.html)

There’s already an FDA warning that Tylenol is toxic to the liver. Here’s a headline from www.FDA.gov:

Advisory Committee Meeting – Liver injury related to the use of acetaminophen (http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/informationbydrugclass/ucm165107.htm)

and there are studies that link it to kidney disease:

“New research shows that long-term use of acetaminophen — sold under the brand name Tylenol — harms kidneys. This research was conducted on 1,700 women, and spanned 11 years. Overall, it showed that 10% of the women experienced a decline in their kidney function, indicating that their kidneys were being harmed by this over-the-counter painkiller. Women who took between 1,500 and 9,000 tablets over their lifetimes raised their risk of kidney impairment by 64%, and women who took more than 9,000 tablets increased their risk even further. This is yet more evidence of the dangers of consuming over-the-counter painkillers on a frequent basis. As a whole, over-the-counter painkillers are responsible for killing over 40,000 Americans each year — that includes aspirin, acetaminophen, and other painkillers.” (http://www.naturalnews.com/001523.html)

According to a 2009 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, acetaminophen is the main cause of drug overdose visits to the ER among children, more than 7,000 children per year. (http://www.naturalnews.com/032414_acetaminophen_blood_cancer.html)

A report in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine states that adolescents who take acetaminophen just once a month have a doubled risk of developing asthma! (http://www.naturalnews.com/029494_acetaminophen_asthma.html) That’s astounding!

You’re probably wondering what you can possibly give to your kids now?  The answer is: Homeopathy! This is what homeopathy is for!  It’s natural and safe when used as instructed.  All you need is an acute prescribing book like this:

A 30C Emergency Kit, like this:

available here:

http://a2zhomeopathy.com/Homeopathy_Kits/First_Aid_Emergency_Remedy_Kit/index.html

which I see is on sale now for $119. I know, I know, but it will last a lifetime, I promise you!  There are 50 remedies in this kit, that’s only a little over $2 a remedy!

 

5. Milk

You’re probably thinking, “Is nothing safe?”  And so to answer your question, no.  What’s wrong with milk?  If it’s from the usual supermarkets, plenty!  They’re getting their milk from cows kept in CAFO’s, do you know what they are?  Here’s one now:

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom. Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at LEWRA@aol.com Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: http://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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4 Comments

  • Whaooooo!!! I already know it and trying to find other things to eat, but it is very good you inform people about what we have in our “food”.– Gun

  • Elaine, thanks for an eye-opener article. Thanks for explaining the Trans-fats clearly.

    We are limiting our Sun exposure by usage of Sun-screen lotions. Is it the cause of the D-Vitamin deficiency prevalent nowadays ???????

    Regarding Tattoos, your explanation was incredible. What you apply on your skin goes into your body directly. I strongly believe this applies to “Hair Dyes” also. The hair dyes have chemicals , which permeate into the skin (the scalp) and create hazardous effects. Please explain the ill-effects of hair dyes in your next tit bits. Its been the trend to go for herbal hair dyes, but how safe are they..? I doubt ???

    Juices, section was really scary. We are living in a processed world where there is little naturalism left………everything is processed and tailored for the occasion. Next children will be tailored according to the parents needs..(due to gene technology …)
    Elaine, thanks once again for this article, you made us think…………Vamsi.

  • Vamsi, I should have included hair dye with make-up. I will go back and correct that now. I have a feeling that the people who work in beauty parlors, working with hair dye and hairspray, etc. are setting themselves up for cancer. Yes, sun block contributes to vitamin D deficiency. The Juice section was scary indeed! Can you imagine? How do you get oxygen out of juice? It’s an insane concept!