Health and Disease

Astronauts and Blood Pressure


Astronauts may have the most high-pressured job in the world.

But you’ll be stunned when you hear what astronauts do to keep their blood pressure in check.

They never take normal blood pressure drugs.

In fact, if an astronaut takes any of the most-prescribed blood pressure drugs, they’re not allowed to fly.

You might think they have a special kind of drug that is more expensive and more effective.

You’re wrong.

They only take natural remedies.

They don’t have a choice.

The Aerospace Medical Association guidelines insist they use natural remedies for blood pressure.

That’s right: NASA has effectively banned common high blood pressure drugs in favor of natural remedies.

Something for you to think about.

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Veggie Pizza

Super Healthy Vegan Whole Grain Vegetables and Mushrooms Pizza

Just hearing the word ‘pizza’ can conjure up cravings for this savory comfort food for many people. And it’s no surprise, given its widespreadpopularity.

Most people also know that pizza is far from being a healthy food. Laden down with unhealthy oils, processed cheese, gluten, fatty meats, and much more, it’s clear that pizza is low on the healthy foodsscale.

But fortunately that doesn’t mean you have to always go without. Making a pizza at home with healthy plant foods will give you the comfort and experience of pizza, without the strain on your liver and other vital organs. Not to mention your energy and waistline, which would only inhibit your healing process more?

This recipe is perfect to enjoy with friends or family, and pairs beautifully with a a big fresh salad.

Veggie Pizza (wheat & dairy free)

1 gluten-free/dairy-free pizza crust (Sami’s bakery millet/flax crust)
1 jar marinara/pizza sauce
1-2 cups thinly sliced red, yellow, &/or orange bell peppers
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup olives, chopped
1/2 red onion, sliced
4 basil leaves
1 Tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp fresh dried thyme & oregano,
pinch sea salt & pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F & position a rack in the middle of the oven
2. Bring large skillet to meat heat, add 1 Tbs olive oil, onions, peppers, garlic, dried herbs, salt & pepper & stir. Cook until soft 10-15 minutes.
3. Top pizza crust with desired amount of marinara/pizza sauce & top with sautéed veggies
4. Place pizza either directly on oven rack or pizza stone
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes
6. Top with fresh basil & red pepper flakes, if desired

Eat & enjoy!
** Please remember to tweek each recipe for your own needs.
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Health and Disease

The Truth About Lymes Disease


Medical communities originally believed that Lyme disease was caused by a bacterium named Borrelia burgdorferitransmitted by a bite from a deer tick. Recently, doctors and researchers have started to realize they may have focused on the wrong bacteria for the last three and a half decades.

New patients are now hearing about different decoy bugs such as Bartonellaand the microscopic parasite Babesia. And the new patients aren’t being told about the long road others have been down with the Borrelia tag, about the traps along the way. They don’t have the benefit of that perspective.

You should know, by the way, that Bartonella and Babesia are also harmless, and most of us carry them. They’re once again bait-and switch theories that promise an answer but deliver only conjecture. In case you’re wondering, Bartonella and Babesia have yet to be clinically found in a tick.

Truth is, Lyme disease isn’t the result of ticks, parasites, or bacteria.

Lyme disease is actually viral—not bacterial or parasitical. When medical communities finally awaken to this fact, there will be hope for Lyme patients. The true cause of what’s being called Lyme disease varies in each individual.

People who have different varieties of Epstein-Barr can exhibit Lyme symptoms, as can people who have HHV-6 and its various strains. People who carry any of the different strains of shingles can exhibit Lyme symptoms, with the non-rashing varieties causing the most severe cases, including symptoms such as brain inflammation and other central nervous system weaknesses.

It’s the same for any number of viruses. So many Lyme patients’ blood work also tests positive for EBV or cytomegalovirus—and so many patients have viruses that don’t even show up in tests. Any of the more aggressive varieties of these viruses can be behind a patient’s Lyme symptoms. All the viruses I list above are in the herpes family and can cause fever, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, neck pain, burning nerve pain, heart palpitations, almost any neurological symptom, and/or other symptoms that doctors think of as so-called Lyme disease.

They can dramatically decrease a patient’s quality of life and pose serious challenges if not properly treated. Even if you’re experiencing symptoms of any number of these viral infections, you might be able to avoid experiencing a full-blown mystery illness that gets the Lyme disease tag by keeping the virus in a dormant state. And if you’re already suffering from more severe symptoms tagged as Lyme, there’s a great deal you can do to combat and overcome the illness.

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