Sunday, April 11, 2010

HFCS, Soap Triclosan Ban? Allergies Autoimmune Vitamin D

Tags: HFCS, Soap, Triclosan, Antibacterial, Interferes, Brain-Reproductive Development, Increases Deadly Bacteria

Has anyone tried using vitamin D to fix your immune system? It does something very few medicines can do: It increases the effectiveness of our immune system to attack bacteria and viruses, but also fixes our immune system so it does not over-react causing auto-immune diseases which has already helped many patients including myself.

Allergies is another case where our immune system reacts inappropriately to harmless substances. So far no one has suggested this application, but as I have said before, it is certainly worthwhile to try if your vitamin D blood test metabolite 25-hydroxy Vitamin D is too low. The normal range is usually listed as 30 to 80 nanograms/ml or abbreviated ng/ml, but more doctors are recommending we keep it the middle of this range to build up a store house.

Taking 2,000 IU vitamin D3 daily gives us a 12 day stored supply, but we have the ability to store it for about 2-3 months to take advantage of our need during the winter months. Evolution would have wiped out Europeans if they where not able to develop light skin to absorb UVB, now blocked out with the heavy use of sunscreens to cause great deficiency of vitamin D in Americans leading to an increase in cancer and other diseases. Heavy weight loss also decreases our level of vitamin D.

Get tested for vitamin D metabolite in spite of what your doctors tell you and unless your doctor prescribes at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, take 2,000 to 5,000 IU daily with meals. Remember 30 minutes with large skin exposure in the 10-4 o'clock maximum sun exposure times during most of the summer and some of the fall gives us about 22,000 IU of vitamin D!

Most doctors now recommend getting it from your foods which is wrong since sunscreens prevent natural production of vitamin D. If you have autoimmune disease, it is mandatory you get the test and I hope he or she will prescribe large doses of at least 50,000 IU per week. One Eugene doctor had to give 30,000 IU Vitamin D daily according to my nurse.

So far I have lost 4 lbs this week by avoiding high fructose foods and especially juices, but still continue my high fiber diet which is also important for weight loss. The food corporations have removed almost all the fiber from foods such as grains leading to white bread, white pasta, and all foods made from flour. Without the fiber, these carbohydrate foods are converted to sugar starting with our saliva! Fiber protects the carbohydrates so less is absorbed and will help us lose weight.

I stopped drinking 24 oz of orange juice daily and temporarily stopped eating high sources of fructose in bananas and apples. We should ban HFCS in prepared foods, fast foods, and everything else and go back to cane sugar which we used before the Obesity Crisis where 80 percent of Americans Overweight or Obese.

We should consider banning most fruit juices in school vending machines along with HFCS soft drinks because we get huge doses of fructose sugar. High Fructose Corn Syrup or in short HFCS prevents our natural ability to stop eating when we have eaten enough. Because of the high hfcs in juices, I was always hungry and had to eat late at night so I could sleep. Now I do not get hungry at night and lost 4 lbs this week!

Jim Kawakami, April 11, 2010,

Washington Post The Food and Drug Administration said recent research raises "valid concerns" about the possible health effects of triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in a growing number of liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, dishwashing liquids, shaving gels and even socks, workout clothes and toys.

The FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency say they are taking a fresh look at triclosan, which is so ubiquitous that is found in the urine of 75 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The reassessment is the latest signal that the Obama administration is willing to reevaluate the possible health impacts of chemicals that have been in widespread use.

In a letter to a congressman that was obtained by The Washington Post, the FDA said that recent scientific studies raise questions about whether triclosan disrupts the body's endocrine system and whether it helps to create bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. An advisory panel to the FDA said in 2005 that there was no evidence the antibacterial soaps work better than regular soap and water. ...

The Journal of the American Medical Society Reported 20 Years or So Ago that Triclosan in Soap is Ineffective in Removing Deadly E-Coli H7-157 from Our Hands and Kills Friendly Bacteria to Increase H7-157 Levels. Jim

... In animal studies, triclosan has been found to interfere with hormones crucial for normal brain development and function and reproductive system development and function, Janssen says. ... April 9, 2010 --

With the FDA reviewing the antibacterial chemical triclosan, widely found in everyday products such as hand soaps, body washes, toothpastes, cosmetics, toys, clothing, and furniture, should you or shouldn't you ditch products with this ingredient?

Here are the most frequently asked questions about triclosan, with answers from experts on both sides of the debate, to help you decide.

Q: What is triclosan?

Triclosan is a chemical added to many products for its antibacterial action.

Q: How long has it been in use?

''It's been in use for over 40 years," says Brian Sansoni, a spokesman for the Soap and Detergent Association, whose members produce soaps and body washes. Initially, its use was only in health care settings such as hospitals, he says.

In the last 15 years, triclosan began showing up in consumer hygiene products, he says.

Q: What prompted the recent FDA investigation of triclosan?

The FDA announcement this week about triclosan was in response to a letter from Rep. Edward J. Markey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. ...

Markey had sent the letter in January, requesting information about the status of the FDA's ongoing review of triclosan in consumer products.

Markey is concerned and is calling for the FDA to ban the use of triclosan in personal care products. He wants the Environmental Protection Agency to take steps, too, such as evaluating the potential of triclosan -- washed down the drain with personal care product use -- to contaminate drinking water and contribute to antibiotic resistance. ...

Just watched Juliet and Julie. Marvelous!

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