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The Politics of Cancer Revisited

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

In fact, FDA food-simulating extraction tests indicate that significant migration does occur, as confirmed by the finding of 13-20 ppb AN levels in Coke bought in retail stores. Regulatory Developments on the Plastic Bottle In January, 1977, on the basis of interim results of the still incomplete Dow carcinogenicity tests, the Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned the FDA to set a zero tolerance for AN migration, and to ban the plastic beverage bottles.

These bottles were described by their producer, Goodyear, as producing an extraction level 1,000 times lower than the FDA 50 ppb limit, requiring less energy to manufacture than any other soft drink package, and recyclable.f Regulatory Developments in the Workplace Current production of AN is approximately 1.6 billion pounds, and involves about 125,000 workers, 10,000 of whom are exposed to AN on a regular basis.

Herbs of Life: Health & Healing Using Western & Chinese Techniques

Lesley Tierra (See book keywords and concepts)

It is better to powder the herbs, as this allows for better extraction. However, as always, powder them right before use rather than purchasing them already powdered.

This is a third type of dry concentrate in which a liquid extraction (usually alcohol and water) is performed first rather than the herbs being cooked. The herbs are then pressed out, and half of them are added back in to the liquid, all of which is then dried and powdered. This results in a very strong powder, nearly two times that of regularly powdered herbs. Yet, as in regular powders it can loose its potency quickly as it is exposed to the air. Standardized Extracts In these extracts a standard is set for the active principles of every herb included in the extract.

The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children

Carol Simontacchi (See book keywords and concepts)

For the fine white bread of the rich—which the poor also hankered for hopelessly— this flour was sifted through finer and finer cloths to get rid of the bran and produce a flour of perhaps eighty-five or ninety percent extraction, as we would say today. What was removed in this sifting was the coarse outer covering of the wheat, its bran—which we now know to be rich both in minerals and the roughage of which constipated modern man is so sorely in need.

The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain

Stanley W. Jacob, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

The patient can also apply topical MSM to the external surface or the cheek or lower jaw adjacent to the site of an extraction. This will help lessen inflammation and reduce pain. Healing on Two Fronts We recently spoke to Margaret Itow, an eighty-year-old Los Angeles grandmother, who patiently used MSM to heal a stubborn and painful infection involving three of her teeth. Here's her story: "Three upper teeth had become infected and very painful. They were teeth on which I had had root canal work done about twenty-five years ago. The teeth throbbed and kept me awake at night.

Power Healing: Use the New Integrated Medicine to Cure Yourself

Leo Galland (See book keywords and concepts)

It is commercially available as an alcohol extraction of the leaves and roots of six plants. The adult dose is three droppersful three times a day. During heavy flu seasons, over three-quarters of my patients taking the Echinacea and Isatis combinations have made statements like "Everyone around me was sick for weeks, taking antibiotics. I usually get sick for three weeks with the flu, but I was better within a few days after starting these herbs." Another cold remedy with promise is zinc lozenges.

The Top Ten Herbs to Cure Big Diseases

Dr. Richard Schulze and Sam Biser (See book keywords and concepts)

I am not talking about the weak junk sold at stores and labelled by the industry as "super-potent," "special extraction" process, and one hundred other herbal lies. I have tested bottles of commercial herbal tinctures, even ones with an herbalist's name on the label, and found that even a whole bottle of such tincture gave less healing benefit than a few drops of a tincture I made myself. I am not talking about dosages of tinctures and formulas made to industry standards. These people never cured anyone. Neither did many of my herbal colleagues who write books.

The Pathological Protein: Mad Cow, Chronic Wasting, and Other Deadly Prion Diseases

Philip Yam (See book keywords and concepts)

This change would better ensure that brain and spinal column material stay out of hot dogs, sausages, and other meat extracted mechanically from the carcass through a process called the advanced meat recovery system. This extraction method sometimes pulls out neural and spinal parts: In one test, the USDA found that 12 out of 63 beef samples contained tissue from the central nervous system.

Food Swings: Make the Life-Changing Connection Between the Foods You Eat and Your Emotional Health and Well-Being

Barnet Meltzer, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

In a nutshell: þUse olive oil þAvoid tropical oils þEliminate hydrogenated oils si Trash trans-fatty acids Be On Guard For Bad Fats Unfortunately, today's technology—solvent extraction, degumming, bleaching, deodorizing, and mechanical pressing—ends up excising the nutritional value from most commercial cooking oils. These oils are also subjected to pressure and high temperatures, sometimes in the presence of aluminum, which has been shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer's.

Optimally, in the extraction procedure, the temperature does not exceed 88 degrees. For this reasons, I recommend Revita, the Liqua Health version of spirulina {see Resources). 2. Citrus Fruits Oranges, pineapples, grapefruits (particularly pink ones), mangos, and tangerines are all high in enzymes. Their unique chemistry cleanses the blood and breaks up mucus in the lymph system—crucial, because a clogged lymph system decreases energy levels. Citrus also purifies the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Citrus pulp is rich in anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory phytonutri-ents.

Health in the 21st Century: Will Doctors Survive?

Francisco, M.D. Contreras (See book keywords and concepts)

Since these mills are expensive, scientists invented a less machine-intensive, more cost effective method: chemical extraction. This process is obviously preferred by the industry. First, seeds are heated to 160 degrees. Next, they are allowed to rest in gasoline, hexane, ethylene, carbon disulfide, tetrachloride or methyl chloride. The solvent is then evaporated (except for 100 particles per million that remain mixed in the oil , after all, a little poison won't kill you). Finally, through a chlorination process, the carotene is removed.

Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol

Mary G. Enig (See book keywords and concepts)

Solvents are generally used in the commercial extraction of most seed oils used for food. Presently these solvents are limited to a form of 'hexane' that is a mixture of hexane and methylpentane. Although some alcohols, and recently supercritical carbon dioxide are being suggested as appropriate, they are not yet being used commercially. Solvents used in the analysis of fats and oils include both non-polar and polar solvents including chloroform, methylene chloride, methanol, sodium methoxide, heptane, and isooctane, among others.

It is found in egg yolk and as byproduct primarily of soybean oil extraction, it is found in many foods where it acts as an emulsifier. Lecithin is presently used in most chocolate candies where it can replace the lengthy conching procedure formerly used in producing smooth chocolate. Leukodystrophies are genetic disorders (referred to as inborn errors of metabolism) involving incomplete breakdown and turnover of complex lipids such as sulphatides (metachromatic leukodystrophy) and galactosylceramides (globoid cell leukodystrophy; also called Krabbe disease).

This type of extraction usually uses no added heat, other than what is generated by the action of the grinding, and is frequently referred to as "cold pressed." Fat is basically a solid collection of mostly (greater than 95 percent) triglycerides. Fat is solid because the melting properties of most of its individual fatty acids are above ambient temperature.

Mechanical extraction is considered a safe method, but because the recovery of oil by this method is less than the industry desires, most oils are extracted using a solvent unless the oil is meant for a natural foods market. In this case, the oils are pressed from the seeds without the use of solvents, and without the increased yield. These oils are usually more costly in the marketplace.

This oil can be obtained by expeller pressing, but more frequently it is obtained by hexane extraction. Because of its high linolenic acid content, the unhydrogenated oil has a tendency to develop oxidative flavor reversion. Research conducted by companies such as Dupont has recently produced genetically modified soybeans with higher levels of oleic acid and stearic acid and lower levels of linolenic acid in a effort to produce an oil with greater oxidative stability. Most of the vegetable oil and shortening in the U.S. food supply is soybean.

Nature's Medicines : From Asthma to Weight Gain, from Colds to High Cholesterol -- The Most Powerful All-Natural Cures

Gale Maleskey (See book keywords and concepts)

In an extraction process, it's possible to isolate specific chemicals from the plant. When those chemicals are included at a specific, guaranteed concentration, they're said to be standardized. If you buy St. John's wort in supplement form, the label may tell you the amount of St. John's wort extract in each capsule. It will also say that the supplement is standardized for a certain percentage of hypericin, which is what some phytochemists think is the most important ingredient in the herb.

Rapid Healing Foods

Ben Davis (See book keywords and concepts)

This rapid extraction of body fluids will create thirst, and gratify this to the full with fresh unsweetened fruit juices, but no food, and no water except the distilled water that is found in this form in fresh fruit juices. 'If the trouble is quite recent this one purge may bring gratifying relief, but if the sinus is the seat of many previous similar inflammations it is quite likely that it will require several days of purging and fruit juice diet before there is a sensible relief.

The Vitamin Revolution in Health Care

Michael Janson, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Using such an approach should suggest that sugar (sucrose) refined from beets or sugar cane, a food extraction product, should be regulated as a "drug." In fact, sugar in the American diet poses far more risks than amino acids. Follow-up Testimony Here is the text of what I wrote to the committee after the hearings were over, for inclusion in the official Congressional record of the hearings: During the testimony at this hearing of Dr. David Kessler, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, he made a number of misleading and false statements and a number of confusing points.

A Physician's Guide To Natural Health Products That Work

James A. Howenstine, MD (See book keywords and concepts)

It is critical that the oils must be extracted by steam distillation at low pressure and low heat as all other methods (high heat and chemical extraction) rob the oils of their vitality. These control factors are mandatory if the plant is to be sold as pure therapeutic quality. The only firm in the United States that is a major producer of essential oils and meets these quality standards is Young Living Essential Oils founded by Dr. Gary Young. Mr. Young has had extensive experience with essential oils in Europe and Egypt prior to starting his company.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 2

Michael T. Murray, ND (See book keywords and concepts)

The mechanism has been hypothesized as follows: reduced intestinal absorption of zinc and vitamin A, in conjunction with impaired liver function (reduced extraction of zinc, mobilization of retinol binding protein [RBP], and storage of vitamin A), results in reduced blood levels of zinc, vitamin A, RBP, and transport proteins, and a shift to non-protein ligands. These cause, in the tissues, reduced concentrations of zinc and vitamin A, abnormal enzyme activities and glycoprotein synthesis, and impaired DNA/RNA metabolism; and in the kidney, increased loss of zinc.

A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients

Ruth Winter, M.S. (See book keywords and concepts)

SPENT GRAIN WAX • The ingredient made from the extraction of the residual dry grains obtained from the malting process in beer production. SPERGULARIA RUBRA • Sandspurry. Sabline roughe. Tissa rubra. Birda rubra. An herb common in Britain in sandy, gravelly healths near the sea. Flowers all summer. Long used in bladder disease. Soothing to mucous membranes. SPERMACETI • Cetyl Palmitate. Used as a base for ointments and creams, and as an emollient in cleansing creams. Also in shampoos, cold creams, and other creams to improve their gloss and increase their viscosity.

The natural insecticide obtained by extraction of chrysanthemum flowers. Can cause severe allergic dermatitis and systemic allergic reactions. Very toxic if ingested. PYRIDINE • Occurs naturally in coffee and coal tar. Disagreeable odor, sharp taste. Used in chocolate flavorings for beverages, ice cream, ices, candy, and baked goods. Also used as a solvent for organic liquids and compounds. Once used to treat asthma, but may cause central nervous system depression and irritation of the skin and respiratory tract.

The oleoresin (see) is obtained by extraction with one or more of the solvents acetone, ethyl alcohol, ethylene dichloride (see all), and others. It is used in spice flavorings for condiments, meats, pickles, and brine. Both turmeric and its oleoresin have been permanently listed for coloring food since 1966. It is exempt from certification. GRAS. CURCUMA ZEDOARIA • Zedoary Oil. A bark extract from the East Indies, Curcuma zeodaria, used as bitters and ginger ale flavorings for beverages. GRAS. CURLED DOCK • Sour dock.

ALKANET ROOT • A red coloring obtained from extraction of the herblike tree root grown in Asia Minor and the Mediterranean. Used as a copper or blue coloring (when combined with metals) for hair oils and other cosmetics. It is also used as a coloring for wines, inks, and sausage casings. May be mixed with synthetic dyes for color tints. Formerly used as an astringent. ALKANNIN • A red powder and the principal ingredient of alkanet root (see). Used as an astringent in cosmetics and to color cosmetics and food.

Used as a solvent in extraction processes and for separation of fatty acids from vegetable oils. Also used in nail-glue remover. Toxic by skin absorption and inhalation. It is a precursor of cyanide and is extremely hazardous if swallowed, but lab tests may mistake it for alcohol. See also Artificial Nail Remover. ACETOPHENONE • A synthetic ingredient derived from coal tar, with an odor of bitter almonds, used in strawberry, floral, fruit, cherry, almond, walnut, tobacco, vanilla, and tonka bean flavorings for beverages, ice creams, ices, candy, baked goods, gelatin desserts, and chewing gum.

The oleo-resin (see) is obtained by extraction of one or more of the solvents acetone, ethyl alcohol, ethylene dichloride (see all), and others. It is used in spice flavorings for condiments, meats, pickles, and brine. Both turmeric and its oleoresin have been permanently listed for coloring food since 1966. No known toxicity. GRAS. TURNERA DIFFUSA • See Damiana Leaves. TURNIP EXTRACT • The extract of Brassica rapa. Biennial herbs with thick root. Has a hairy skin. TURPENTINE • Any of the various resins obtained from coniferous trees.

A Physician's Guide To Natural Health Products That Work

James A. Howenstine, MD (See book keywords and concepts)

If, because of financial, poor heath or logistical reasons amalgam extraction is impossible, NDF should be continued on a permanent basis. Probably, NDF taken one month out of every 3 or 4 months would be adequate to keep the mercury burden well controlled. Intravenous chelation is not very effective in removing mecury. We recommend NDF for all persons who have amalgams. We think because NDF eliminates aluminum, it might be beneficial in persons with Alzheimer's Disease and certainly a two to three month trial seems reasonable.

The natural soybean, cottonseed, sunflower seed, canola, and peanut seed is washed then crushed and heated to 248 degrees to break up the cell wall facilitating the extraction of the oil. Living enzymes are destroyed by temperature over 110 degrees. The dead mash of cooked seeds is then forced through a giant press which exerts up to several tons per square inch of pressure. As the seeds are forced against the press the friction generated raises the temperature to 203 degrees F.

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