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"The two most important essential fatty acids are omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linoleic acid, and omega-6 fatty acids, called just linoleic acid. Our bodies turn omega-3 fatty acids into prostaglandins that are primarily anti-inflammatories. Omega-6 fatty acids become prostaglandins that are primarily inflammatories. The generally accepted optimal ratio of dietary intake of omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids is 4:1. This means we should take in four times as much of omega-6 as we do omega-3."
- Ray D. Strand, What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You (Get the book.)

"Other Fatty Acids Palmitic acid Myristic acid Stearic acid Arachidonic Behenic acid Lignoceric Acid 61 mg 0.4 mg 2.5 mg 0.2 mg 0.144 mg 0.072 mg J Protein Spirulina is a superior source of dietary protein - up to 60% highly digestible protein, containing all essential amino acids. typical Amino acid Analysis Essential amino Acids % of Total Mg per Gram Isoleucine 5.43 32.6 Leucine 8.15 48.9 Lysine 4.37 26.2 Methionine 2.22 13.3 Phenylalanine 4.35 26.1 Threonine 4.68 28.1 Tryptophan 1.41 8.5 Valine 6.23 37.4 Non-Essential amino Acids Alanine 7.74 46."
- Kelly J Moorhead, Spirulina: Nature's superfood (Get the book.)

"The term acid refers to its structure. Saturated Fat or Saturated Fatty Acid SFA A fat consisting of fatty acids that have no open (unsaturated) regions. Usually solid at room temperature (solid animal fat; for example, beef). Monounsatu rated Fatty Acid MFA An oil with one open (unsaturated) area on its fatty acids. Heavy liquid at room temperature, such as olive oil. Polyunsaturated Fat or Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid PUFA An oil with many open (unsaturated) areas on its fatty acids. Light in color and liquid at room temperature."
- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"The taste of sour indicates acids like citric acid or oxalic acid and tannins, which have astringency. Astringency causes tissues to tighten and can dry up excess liquid. This is what we are experiencing when we pucker. Sour taste usually indicates some type of action on the urinary tract and kidneys but can also be effective in protecting inflamed tissue, reducing swelling, and increasing stomach acid to cause an alkalizing response by the metabolism. A bitter taste is one that many prefer to avoid, and yet its taste indicates that the plant may have some type of tonic action."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"What determines the type of fatty acid present in the cell membrane is the type of fat you consume. A diet composed mostly of saturated fat, animal fatty acids, and trans fatty acids (from margarine, shortening, and other sources of hydroge-nated vegetable oils), and high in cholesterol, results in membranes that are much less fluid in nature than the membranes in a person who consumes optimum levels of unsaturated fatty acids. Without a healthy membrane, cells lose their ability to hold water, vital nutrients, and electrolytes."
- Michael T. Murray and Michael R. Lyon, Hunger Free Forever: The New Science of Appetite Control (Get the book.)

"Scott Grundy at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Dallas has found that stearic acid, one of the saturated fats found in beef and chocolate, does not elevate cholesterol levels in the same way that other saturated fatty acids such as palmitic acid do. Does that mean that we're free to enjoy beef and chocolate in unlimited amounts? Not at all. Stearic acid is just one of a whole profile of fatty acids in those foods, and there's even more palmitic acid, which is really artery clogging. But his study does have important implications regarding hydrogenation."
- Robert E. Kowalski, The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure: How to Lower Your Blood Cholesterol by Up to 40 Percent Without Drugs or Deprivation (Get the book.)

"AstraZeneca's commercials pitching Nexium, the purple pill for heartburn and acid reflux, end with the announcer saying: "Call this number for more information and a Nexium free trial offer. Don't let acid reflux eat at you." Not to be outdone, commercials for a Nexium competitor, TAP Pharmaceuticals' Prevacid, make the same offer. "A friend told me about Pre-vacid," says a middle-aged female, "so I called the number and they sent me a certificate for a week's worth free." A helpful announcer follows: "Call today for a Prevacid free trial offer."
- Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business (Get the book.)

"Heartburn, which most people attribute to excess acid, is often caused by consistently weak digestive acids. This allows the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, (a common bacteria that bores into the stomach lining), to proliferate in the stomach and irritate the lining. Because of stomach irritation caused by the Helicobacter bacteria, even weak stomach acids can cause pain. Many people may take antacids to deal with his pain. Taking antacids can create a cycle of heartburn because they neutralize the stomach acids needed to kill the bacteria. This allows for continued irritation by Helicobacter."
- World Preservation Society, Powerful and Unusual Herbs From the Amazon and China (Get the book.)

"According to this scenario, water vapor in the air thus turns the gas into sunshine-blocking particles of acid, which, once in the jet stream, can be spread across the entire globe in a matter of days. The sulfuric acid aerosol veil has, like the tree rings, left a footprint... in this case, a layer of acidic ice in cores dug out of the permanent ice of Greenland and Antactica. Given the distance separating the two ice-core samples, it is safe to assume that the effect was worldwide."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"St John's wort, spirulina supplements, white willow bark, 1-carnitine, pancreatin, fiber, dehydroepiandrosterone, coenzyme Q10, dandelion leaves, hydrox-ycitric acid, betaine, calcium, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, glutamine, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin D, zinc, glucomann, pectin, cat's claw, blessed thistle, and probably many others. For almost every one of these "diet supplements," there have been claims that it facilitates weight loss. Americans spend huge sums on these products, with estimates ranging from $6 to $10 billion each year."
- Richard A. Deyo M.D. M.P.H., Donald L. Patrick, Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises (Get the book.)

"In another study with mice, leucine seemed to affect energy storage, reducing storage in the fat cells and favoring fatty acid utilization (using fat for fuel) by the muscle cells.52 Clearly, if you're trying to lose weight you don't want to store much energy but instead burn it efficiently as fuel. Healthy, lean protein sources that provide important amino acids help you do just that."
- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"It can neutralize acid, scrub shiny materials without scratching, unclog and clean drains, extinguish grease fires, and remove certain stains. Baking soda can also be used to deodorize your refrigerator, carpets, and upholstery. It can clean and polish aluminum, chrome, jewelry, plastic, porcelain, silver, stainless steel, copper, and tin. 7. White distilled vinegar works much better than any toxic disinfectant you can buy. It contains about 5 percent acetic acid, which makes it great at removing stains."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"My assertion that neither fish nor omega-3 fatty acid itself will spare you cancer is supported by another systematic review of the literature (MacLean et al. 2006). Brouwer et al. (2006) performed an interesting randomized controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acids in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for life-threatening arrhythmias. There was no effect on recurrences of arrhythmias. The observational study of survival benefit of adhering to the Mediterranean Diet in Greece was by Trichopoulou et al. (2003)."
- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"Bathroom Cleaners: Hydrochloric acid and sodium acid sulfate, both of which are found in toilet bowl cleaners, can burn the skin and eyes or cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach burns if swallowed. Other common toilet cleaners contain phosphoric acid, which can cause blindness if it gets into the eyes. Mildew removers often have pentachlorophenol, which can be fatal if swallowed. Milder alternatives to common bathroom cleaners include grapefruit-seed extract, which can be a disinfectant, and a paste mixture of baking soda and water, which is the all-natural scouring agent of choice."
- Alex Steffen, Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century (Get the book.)

"Each food when metabolized in the body breaks down into acid or alkaline elements. The body is normally slightly alkaline, the blood pH being 7.41. Mucus is considered to be related to acid-forming foods, also called mucus-forming foods. We need some mucus for body function. However, if a diet too high in acid-forming foods is eaten, the body can become too acidic and will produce excessive mucus which can be the medium conducive for the growth of bacteria and viruses. Excess mucus can create congestion, the cause of so many illnesses."
- Elson M. Haas, Staying Healthy With the Seasons (Get the book.)

"The technique of fermenting sugar, releasing energy that can be used for living and growing, and leaving behind a less-energy rich acid, has proved popular among bacteria to this day; the lactic acid that turns milk sour is the residue of bacteria that gorged on the milk sugat called lactose; so is the alcohol that bacteria leave after eating the fructose in grapes. However, the sugars available from inorganic carbon molecules are a use-it-and-lose-it resource, one that declines precipitously wherever it is used for food."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"Each hour 1,693 acres of productive dry land become desert, and each day 250,000 tons of sulfuric acid fall as acid rain in the Northern Hemisphere. An estimated 100,000 chemical compounds are injected into the land, rivers, and seas, millions of tons of sludge and solid waste are dumped into the oceans, and billions of tons of C02 are released into the air. The situation as regards water is critical. In the past, the planet's available freshwater reserves were adequate to satisfy human needs: in 1950 there was a potential reserve of nearly 17,000 m3 of freshwater for every person then living."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Imus Ranch Honey-Dijon Dressing We use sunflower or safflower oil in many of our dressings because they are monounsaturated—meaning that they help to keep the arteries supple and lubricated—as well as being high in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that is one of the major building blocks of the immune system."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"If your child already has type 2 diabetes and you're interested in learning about supplements to insulin injections and prescription diabetes medications, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (a division of the National Institutes of Health) has published a report on the various natural supplements studied in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, including alpa-lipoic acid, garlic, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, coenzyme Q10, and chromium. You can find this illuminating report at"

- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"More than 50 percent of the thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, folate, and vitamin E are lost. By law flour manufacturers have to fortify their refined flour with some of the same nutrients that were milled away. And those fortifications don't include important phytochem-icals like lignans, phenolic acids, phytoestrogens, and other key nutrients. Refined white flour products have no place in your SuperFoods weight loss plan. You'll find it in the flour sack you've got in the pantry and in many common foods like cookies, crackers, baked goods, doughnuts, and so on."
- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"The amino acids can be viewed as chain links, with each type of amino acid having its own characteristic structure. When these amino acid links are put together in a chain to form a protein, amides are formed by the junction of the links. Lysine Glutamic acid Tryptophan •M«M*M'M'M'M- Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, Fluoride the Aging Factor: How to Recognize and Avoid the Devastating Effects of Fluoride (Get the book.)

"Take a B-complex that has 50-100 mg each of thiamine (Bi), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), and B« (a water-soluble vitamin that exists in three major chemical forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridox-amine], along with PABA, choline, inositol, 50 micrograms (meg) of B12, and 400 meg of folic acid. Vitamin E Years ago, researchers studied the effects of vitamin E in reducing the difficulties of menopause, and most of these studies found vitamin E to be helpful."
- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"Alpha-lipoic acid appears to improve neuropathy symptoms.2 It is a strong antioxidant and may also improve circulation. Studies have used both intravenous and oral doses, but optimal dosages are not yet established. Gamma-linolenic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid commonly sold in health food stores. At doses of 480 milligrams per day, it appears to reduce neuropathy symptoms.3 Carnitine, in doses of 1,000 milligrams daily, reduced pain in patients with diabetic neuropathy."
- Neal D. Barnard and Bryanna Clark Grogan, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs (Get the book.)

"Aspartic acid combines with the amino acid, citrulline, to form arginine. Aspartame (NutraSweet) is composed of aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Carnitine—A nonessential amino acid important in metabolizing any fat that you may eat. It also plays a role in reducing triglycerides. Women appear to have naturally lower levels of carnitine than men. As a nonessential amino acid, carnitine is naturally produced by the body. Vitamin C deficiencies can result in carnitine deficiencies."
- Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them (Get the book.)

"Certain vitamins—folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12—help to eliminate homocysteine. You will find plenty of folic acid and vitamin B6 in beans, vegetables, and fruits; plant-based food sources of B12 are limited to supplemented products such as fortified soy milk and cereals (e.g., Total, Product 19, and Kellogg's Corn Flakes), nutritional yeast, and a few other foods. In addition to having plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet every day, the following is a sensible regimen. 1. A multivitamin each morning. This will provide adequate folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12."
- Neal D. Barnard and Bryanna Clark Grogan, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs (Get the book.)

"Paradoxically, the high citric acid content in this pink-purple health food aids in breaking down unhealthy acids in the body, promotes the absorption of minerals, and neutralizes toxins?all of which promote healthful acid-alkaline balance, helpful in reducing inflammation during acute infection. The pink color of the umeboshi plum comes from pickling the plums with the reddish-purple leaves of perilla (Perilla frutescens), a plant used in Asian cooking as a garnish and for its aromatic qualities. A Chinese variety is used as a tea to stop coughs and loosen up mucus during a cold."
- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural Prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"Bad Fats Good Fats Saturated Polyunsaturated Monounsaturated Fats Fats Fats Coconut oil Safflower oil Olive oil Butter Sunflower oil Canola oil Beef fat Corn oil Peanut oil Lard Full-fat dairy foods Palm kernel oil Essential Fatty Acids—Omega-6 (alpha-linoleic acid) and Omega-3 (linolenic acid) Essential fatty acids, also called omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, are part of the polyunsaturated fat family and are members of the "good" fats group. They are called essential, because the body cannot make them and must obtain them from foods."
- Gayle Reichler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Active Wellness - A Personalized 10 Step Program for a Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit (Get the book.)

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