My Verdict On Coffee

I’m not talking about caffeinated beverages other than coffee or caffeinated anything for that matter.

It’s all about the coffee itself, every feature of it. Plain, forget what you or I put in it, though mostly for years, except on a rare occasion, I took mine black. For years also, I would take my first cup full strength, then drink the remaining pot diluted with water throughout the day and sometimes evening, anywhere from two to four twelve ounce full strength cups plus all that extra water per day.

Recently I began cutting back.

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Elevated Urea Levels & Too Much Protein


If you’re eating a high-protein diet to lose weight or increase muscle mass, your body may be producing high amounts of urea, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Urea builds up in your blood, and the excess is excreted by the kidneys through your urine. Consuming too much protein may strain your kidneys, and if your kidneys aren’t working well, it may cause further damage. Consult your doctor before starting a high-protein diet.

About Protein

Protein is found in every cell, tissue and organ in your body, and these proteins need constant replacement. That makes the protein in foods you eat essential for good health. Protein is found in a number of different types of foods, including meats, poultry, fish, beans, soy foods, dairy, nuts, seeds, grains and vegetables. When you eat protein, your body breaks it down into amino acids, which are used to replace the protein in your body. Your body cannot store excess protein, and the extra amino acids are catabolized into energy and ammonia. The ammonia is then turned into urea and eliminated from your body…

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Water and Salt – Balanced Intake Are Essential for Health and Hydration

Water and salt regulate the water content in the body. Drinking water without adequate salt and potassium intake will not correct chronic dehydration.

Refined salt contains additives, such as 0.01% of potassium-iodide (added to help prevent thyroid disease), sugar (added to stabilize iodine and prevent clumping), and aluminum silicate.

Water and Salt – Balanced Intake
Is Essential for Health and Hydration
by Nancy Hearn, CNC

Water and salt (along with potassium) regulate the water content of the body. Drinking water without adequate salt and potassium intake will not correct dehydration!

Drinking water will temporarily treat the symptoms of dehydration, but the balance of salt intake is what makes the real difference in health and hydration.

For some reason, the importance of salt intake took a long time for me to digest and comprehend.

I believe most of us have been programmed for years to believe that all salt is bad…

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Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits – From Weight Loss to Neuropathy


Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid, including facts about ALA and weight loss. What foods contain ALA? Will ALA cure health issues?

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Alpha lipoic acid, an essential fatty acid, is a part of every cell in the body. It is also a natural antioxidant that aids in turning glucose into energy. [4] [2] It can also be referred to as thioctic acid, lipoate, lipoic acid, ALA, and thioctan. The scientific name is 1,2-dithiolane-3pentanoic acid. [20]

When first discovered in 1951 it was categorized as a vitamin until three decades later when scientists recognized it as a powerful antioxidant that could stop healthy cells from harm by free radicals (unstable oxygen molecules). [19]

Aside from being found in the body’s cells alpha lipoic acid naturally occurs in many foods as well. [8]

Alpha lipoic acid has been used as an alternative medicine for multiple conditions and could be useful for weight loss. [8]

In this content, we will highlight the many uses and health benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid.

What exactly is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

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Sharon’s Comment: I bought Alpha Lipoid Acid online in veggie caps – all vegan supplement.

Years ago when Steve and I had a toxic mold injury we were prescribed ALA and we both thought it effective – it was prescribed in much smaller doses back then.

Since we both gained weight after a recent exposure to a lot of neurotoxins, over several months,  in a large building inhabited by a multitudinous insect population, I thought it prudent to seek out a supplement that could help our systems heal from the onslaught. Alpha Lipoid Acid came to mind only because I happened upon it while searching for something else on

Most of us are old, so there’s not much concern by the owners of this HUD approved building regarding the damage these toxins can do to the systems of elderly people. Maybe they figure we don’t have long to live anyway, so what’s the big deal – as long as they control the pests we all should be happy.

Hey, not so fast.

Steve and I are not the only ones who gained a lot of weight. Plus quality of life is important as one ages. Don’t bury us before our time because protecting our brains from the damage caused by poisoning the air and all surfaces of one’s living space is a nuisance. There are infants and young children who reside in the building – who stay overnight for days at a time whom the management didn’t consider. One infant died. Nobody knows from what. Infant Death Syndrome they called it. Maybe. Those of us who still have our wits about us aren’t so sure.

Toxins can and do contribute to weight gain, and they should not be ruled out as a weight-gain factor, simply because nobody can actually see them. Toxins, especially neurotoxins, affect all systems of the body. Every cell. So toxins need to be looked at in the pursuit of answers as to why there are so many younger, fat, sluggish people with old people diseases.

These management people have no problem assaulting our bodies and brains with neurotoxins, but are afraid to tell tenants to clean up their living spaces.

In our last lease there was a new provision stating that if a tenant criticized the outfit that owns and runs the place, they would be subject to deportation – ops, I mean eviction.

Here’s to renewed hope that ALA will be just what the doctor should have ordered. It’s not to late.

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Neurotoxin BMAA is produced by blue-algae.

As explored in my video ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Fishing for Answers, there may be a link between the consumption of the neurotoxin BMAA, produced by algae blooms, and increased risk of ALS. It now appears that BMAA could be found in high concentrations in aquatic animals in many areas of the world.

This could explain ALS clustering around lakes in New Hampshire—up to 25 times the expected rate of ALS with some families eating fish several times a week. Or in Wisconsin, where the most significant ALS risk factor was the past consumption of fish out of Lake Michigan. Or clustering in Finland’s Lakeland district, or seafood eaters in France, or around the Baltic sea, building up particularly in fishes, mussels and oysters.

When I think of algae blooms I think of the Chesapeake bay near where I live, that gets choked off thanks in part to the poultry industry pollution. And indeed, there was a recent report linking BMAA exposure to ALS in Maryland. The ALS victims, all of whom ate Chesapeake Bay blue crabs every week, lived within a half mile of each other, which raised some eyebrows at the Johns Hopkins ALS center. And so, researchers tested a few crabs, and two out of three tested positive for BMAA, indicating that the neurotoxin is present in the aquatic food chain of the Chesapeake Bay and is a potential route for human exposure…

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