about    add url    products    guestbook  contact   home

 

News & Research

www.naturegem.com

CLICK HERE TO FIND NATURAL TREATMENTS BY CONDITION

 

DEATH BY MEDICINE  This new report presents the latest alarming statistics on death caused by orthodox medicine, including drug side effects, physician error, unnecessary procedures, etc. -- over 700,000 deaths per year.  READ THE FULL STUDY

TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN SOFT DRINKS AND BOTTLED WATER  Tests conducted by the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory of the Centre for Science and Environment in India has found that many bottled waters and 12 major soft drink brands contain a deadly cocktail of pesticide residues.  Soft drink brands include Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Blue Pepsi, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, Fanta, and Sprite.   All samples contained residues of four extremely toxic pesticides and insecticides:  lindane, DDT, malathion, and chlorpyrifos, far exceeding the maximum residue limit for pesticides in water used as food, set down by the European Economic Commission.  Each sample had enough poison to cause cancer, damage to the nervous and reproductive system, birth defects, and severe disruption of the immune system with long-term use.  READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE 

FRIED POTATO BLUES  Alarmingly high levels of acrylamide, a substance that causes cancer in test animals, have been found in numerous everyday foods: french fries, potato chips, some types of breakfast cereals and breads ó high-carbohydrate foods that are fried or baked at high temperatures. The chemical was not found in boiled foods, which are cooked at lower temperatures.  Acrylamide is used to produce plastics and dyes and to purify drinking water.  Although traces have been found in water, no one expected high levels to be in basic foods.  One order of fast food french fries was found to contain 300 times more acrylamide than is permitted by the EPA in one glass of water.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE

FIBROMYALGIA RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH A recent study finds that the phantom illness fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions are actually caused by a new group of neurotoxin-mediated diseases.  Neurotoxins are not just biological, but are also in our food, such as Aspartame and MSG.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE

LACTOSE INTOLERANT?  ANTIBIOTICS MAY BE THE CULPRIT.  COULD YOGURT BE THE CURE?   Antibiotics, which are frequently overprescribed in today's society, destroy both the "bad" bacteria and the necessary "good" bacteria in the body, including enzymes that break down protein molecules into lactic acid.  The best way to put that good bacteria back into the body is to either eat plain yogurt, sour cream with acidophilus, or acidophilus from the health store, which contains a higher concentration of the live culture found in food products.  Yogurt also has many other beneficial properties.  Studies have shown that it can be helpful in lowering cholesterol levels, can guard the intestinal tract from cancer-causing agents, and aid in healing ulcers, digestive disorders, yeast infections, and nervous fatigue.  One word of advice:  Only eat plain yogurt.  Add your own raw honey and/or fresh fruits to sweeten.  Never buy flavored commercial yogurts full of processed sugars and preservatives that may aggravate your health condition.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE

WHY DO I HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR WHEN I EAT SUGAR?  .Dizzy spells?  Crave sugar?  When highly processed carbohydrates are eaten, such as sugar, sweets, sodas, bleached white bread, white pasta, white rice, enriched products, etc., blood sugar rises quickly. The pancreas then responds to the high blood sugar by overdoing its insulin production - which in turn takes sugar OUT of the blood and causes it to drop too low. The adrenals react to this situation by releasing stress hormones to raise the blood sugar, hence you may feel stressed, irritable, or anxious.  What can you do about it?  Definitely don't use artificial sweeteners as a substitute, as they are more dangerous than sugar.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUGARS AND STRESS

THE CASE AGAINST ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS  Toxic artificial sweeteners are being connected to an epidemic of neurological diseases and disorders.  Learn about artificial sweeteners and how they seriously affect the brain and entire body from experts in the medical field.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE

VACCINES AND NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE  Vaccinations are very neurotoxic and have been associated with many neurological disorders, such as encephalopathies, epilepsy, convulsions, ADD, LD, autism, mental retardation, depression, anxiety, CNS disorders, paralysis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, nerve deafness, blindness and SIDS. The relationship of vaccinations to encephalopathies and neurological diseases have been surfacing in medical journals since the advent of mass vaccination programs. Autism was unheard of before vaccinations.  ADD and learning disorders in children are now being traced to childhood vaccinations, as well as convulsions, paralysis, and epilepsy.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE

SLOW DEATH IS STILL DEATH: FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES  When you use chemical insecticides and herbicides, they kill not only the surface pests you aim to eliminate, but also soak into the ground and kill most of the microorganisms living in the soil as well, resulting in a less fertile growing environment. They can also leach into your community drinking water, and are not neutralized by adding chlorine or fluoride to the water, as they are not organic lifeforms, but inorganic chemicals that can contribute to many human ailments. READ THE FULL ARTICLE


         

 


Battling An Epidemic of Disease

Natural & Organic Healing Products

Treatment by Disease or Condition

How to Heal with Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements

Take Control of Your Life

Shop for Healthy Personal Care, Cleaning, & Household Products

Health Resources

Natural Practitioners

Disease & Medical Industry Statistics

Shop for Natural & Organic Foods

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

NEW! Do It Yourself!  Make Your Own Inexpensive & Healthy Products

THE DEBATE OVER LOW-CARB DIETS AND THE FOOD PYRAMID  Low-carbohydrate diets appear to work well in the short term, but may not be a long-term solution.  When you strictly eliminate carbohydrates all together as a source of energy for the body, the body burns stored and other fats for energy, hence you lose fat -- at least for a while.  If you don't follow this diet strictly and if you eat some carbohydrates, the body may revert to using the carbohydrates for energy and store all the fat you've been eating.  Another possible problem with this diet is the high protein intake that can tax the liver over time.  The liver is one of your primary organs of detoxification, and must function well to eliminate all of the toxins we are taking in from our environment, such as hormones and antibiotics in meats, preservatives and pesticides in foods, etc.  How does this relate to the food guide pyramid?  Well, the low-carb diets claim that you should reduce your intake of carbohydrates, which clearly contradicts the "tried and true" food guide pyramid.  I personally believe that both are wrong.  The low-carbohydrate diets will only work for so long, and may cause long-term problems.  Whole grains are natural, were intended to be eaten, and are essential to our health.  It is critical that we have high levels of whole grains and other complex carbohydrates, but the problem with the food guide pyramid is that it does not differentiate between whole grains and processed carbohydrates.  All carbohydrates should not fall into the food guide pyramid.  Most people who eat a lot of carbohydrates, eat bleached white bread, "enriched" bread that has had most of the vitamins stripped from it, white noodles, fried chips, and other processed carbohydrates that have virtually no nutritional value and are full of toxins.  Whole grains naturally bind and remove fat and toxins from the body, causing natural weight loss and improved health.  Eating whole grains and other foods in their natural state should not be considered a "diet."  This is how we were intended to eat, and it is how we should always eat.  Consuming only whole grain breads, cereals, and pastas, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sugars, saturated fats, unnatural "diet" and "low-fat" foods, fried foods (as oil changes chemically at high temperatures), and other processed foods laden with preservatives, chemicals, excitotoxins, and other poisons will not only help you lose weight naturally for life, but will increase overall energy, mental clarity, and will help prevent disease.

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, MS, AND AIDS -- A RELATED EPIDEMIC?  Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and AIDS have at least one thing in common -- a virus that has been labeled Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) by Harvard Medical School.  The infection was found in 100% of autopsies done on chronic fatigue, MS, and AIDS patients at the Institute for Viral Pathogenesis.   The latest research shows that HHV-6 was contracted by almost everyone before two years of age with the childhood illness called Roseola. The Roseola Virus becomes dormant until the immune system is overworked by illness or triggered by other stress factors in life, then reactivates and makes people very ill.  Dr. W. John Martin's research shows that many of these diseases are linked to inoculations we received as children, which contained live viruses. READ THE FULL ARTICLE

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) FOODS CROPPING UP IN GROCERY STORES  Lab tests and industry disclosures indicate that 60-75% of all non-organic Supermarket foods now "test positive" for the presence of GE ingredients. Despite growing public concern over the safety of milk and dairy products from cows injected with recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), as well as human health and environmental concerns over GE corn, soy, canola, and cotton, the U.S. government refuses to require safety-testing or labeling for GE foods. Scientists warn that GE foods may set off allergies, increase cancer risks, produce antibiotic-resistant pathogens, damage food quality, and produce dangerous toxins. Environmental hazards of genetically engineered crops include: increased use of toxic pesticides, damage to soil fertility, genetic pollution of adjoining farmlands, harm to Monarch butterflies and beneficial insects such as ladybugs, and the creation of "superpests," "superweeds," and virulent new plant viruses.  You can make a strong statement simply by making the right shopping choices, and put poison peddlers out of business -- ask for and buy organic whenever possible!  LEARN MORE
 

WHAT'S IN YOUR CLEANING PRODUCTS?

Two common ingredients found in household cleaners are bleach and ammonia.  Not only can their fumes cause lung problems, but when combined together, they form a new gas called "chloramine," which releases free radicals in the lungs.

Currently, 90% of all shampoos, soaps, conditioners, and body creams contain one of the following four harmful chemicals:  diethanolamine (DEA), sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), and propylene glycol (PG).

The dangers of DEA, a potential carcinogen even in small doses, were reported by Dr. Samuel Epstein, a well-known expert in environmental medicine at the University of Illinois - Chicago.

SLS and SLES are used as inexpensive detergents that produce a lot of foam and bubbles (misconception:  healthy soaps that clean well do not need to lather).  They have not been proven to be toxic, but they can irritate both the skin and eyes.

PG is used as a humectant ingredient to keep the product from drying out.  Research at the American Academy of Dermatologists connects PG with rashes and dermatitis.

Read labels carefully and avoid unnatural products with these ingredients or other ingredients you don't understand.  Try to locate more natural, home-made soaps with herbal extract bases that use aromatic oils as fragrances.  You can also of course easily make your own soap by melting glycerine in a double boiler, and adding any combination of olive oil, oatmeal, aloe vera, goat milk, a few drops of an essential oil of your choosing, flowers, or herbs, and pour the melted mixture into a soap mold from your local craft supply store.

If you don't have the time, please visit your local health store, farm market, or order your natural and organic personal and household products online.  There are a wide variety of products available today with aromatherapy scents, skin conditioning ingredients like olive oil and oatmeal, and healing properties, and the prices are coming down as consumer demand increases.

 

 

                                                     about    add url    products    guestbook  contact   home

 

Join our newsletter mailing list
Enter your name and email address:
Name:
Email:  
Subscribe      Unsubscribe

Required Disclaimer: The information provided within these pages is designed to help you make informed decisions about your health. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice or treatment of your healthcare practitioner. Please remember that true health involves addressing all the systems of the body, and not just using one particular product as a "quick fix" -- there is no such thing. Much of the information presented on the NatureGem web site is based on personal research, experience, and resulting opinion.  Products recommended by, or contained in, this web site have not been evaluated by the FDA, and therefore are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Before adhering to any recommendations, especially where you may be combining natural treatments with prescribed synthetic drugs, you may want to consult with your personal health care professional. Understand that you are solely responsible for the way that this information is perceived and utilized, and do so at your own risk. In no way will NatureGem, its officers, or affiliates be responsible for any actions taken, injuries, adverse reactions, or other difficulties that might arise due to the use or misuse of this web site or the advice contained within.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK YOUR HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER

Copyright NatureGem 2002-2006