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The Good ūüôā and Bad ūüė¶

Little red dots on the skin are called Cherry Angiomas or Petichia. In and of themselves they are not harmful, but what they tell about your body is a very different story… There are two pathway’s in the liver associated¬†with¬†this problem. When one of them does not function properly, then a person ends up with high homocysteine. Homocysteine levels above 11.4 are dangerous. In fact the further above, not only does one’s cardiovascular risk increase, but the¬†likelihood¬†of a cardiovascular accident being¬†fatal also increases. Yuck!

Typically, the larger and/or more numerous the dots, the higher the likelihood that there is strong cardiovascular accident family history. A seminar attendee, where I was once teaching this had a large, raised, red mole sized red dot. Both her parents had died of heart attacks in their fifties. I find them to often show first in the sternal (cleavage) area.

The chart to the left outlines the foods or nutrients that can make this pathway not function properly and the nutrients that can help it work right. When it works right, you live. Capish?

Take the time to keep an eye on your spouses skin, regularly checking for these danger signs. If present, determine which of the above nutrients is missing in their diet and which of the offenders are being consumed and make appropriate changes while you still can.

homo dots w arrows

Cat and Mouse Lessons of Genetics, part 2

In the last post, we saw how mice that were fed nutritionally balanced supplementation were able to produce offspring that were healthier.  It completely changed the genetic picture for the mice.

In the 1940’s Dr. Pottenger noticed that his cat’s health deteriorated when he fed them cooked meat scraps. By the 3 generation fed this way the cats had spontaneous abortions, miscarriages, osteoporosis, allergies, asthma, infertility, poor fur, loss of proper nerve function (poor balance), … Just like much of our current society? After returning them to raw foods, it took 4 generations to correct what was created in 3 generations. Basically, he predicted the current plight we are in, and demonstrated how hard it is to reverse. Choose to make a difference today!

In the case of the mice that were fed nutrients, the cause of their previously mentioned clinical problems is a liver pathway called methylation. There are 3 common causes of problems here: First is from toxic metals like mercury, lead, or arsenic. Second is stress. The stress hormone cortisol inhibits this pathway. Third is a deficiency of vitamins like B12. What may happen if B12 is low?  What dietary sources provide B12? What are the benefits of consuming B12?