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Strokes Linked to Triglycerides

Elevated triglycerides (fats and oils found in foods or the body) have, for the first time, been linked to stroke. 

An eight-year study recently reported in Circulation found that people with triglyceride levels in excess of 200 mg/dL had a significantly higher risk of stroke, in fact 30 percent higher. The American Heart Association's recommendation is to keep triglyceride levels below 150 mg/dL.

To keep your levels low, stay off of sugar and white flour, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and adopt a sensible nutritional supplement program such as BarleyLife Xtra.

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High Levels of Vitamin C

People with high levels of vitamin C in their blood have about half the risk of dying when compared to people with low levels - regardless of age.

A study conducted by Cambridge University in England and reported in the Lancet found low plasma levels of vitamin C were directly related to higher mortality from all causes, especially from heart disease. High levels of C were protective even against cancer.

The researchers found eating even one extra serving per day of a fruit or vegetable rich in vitamin C would reduce the daily risk of death by 20 percent. They concluded even modest increases in fruit and vegetable consumption would have a major impact in preventing disease.

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When You Do Not Get Enough Nutrition

"Poor absorption among Americans, especially those under stress, those eating poorly and senior citizens, has become an enormous problem. When the human body cannot absorb nutrients properly and when the foods themselves are of questionable nutritional value, the body is severely compromised as a self-healing organism." - Dr. Todd Ovokaity, M.D.

BarleyLife® and BarleyLife® Xtra are a highly effective way to assure high-quality nutrition to those who have a hard time getting the nutrition they need for good health.

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Sugar: A Factor for Cancer

A major European study has found that women with high blood sugar levels are at an increased risk of developing cancer.

High blood sugar levels can be caused by eating too much sugary food and also by disease conditions such as diabetes.

The study, which looked at 64,500 people over the course of 13 years, linked high blood sugar with cancers of the pancreas, skin, womb, and urinary tract.

High blood sugar was also linked to breast cancer for women under 49.

Women in the top quarter of blood sugar readings had a 26 percent higher chance of developing cancer than those in the bottom quarter.

The research also found evidence that rates of unusually high blood sugar levels increase with advancing age.

Diabetes Care, Vol. 30, No. 3, March 2007: 561-567 

BBC News March 21, 2007

The War on Cancer

Since former president Richard Nixon declared war on cancer, we have spent over $300 billion dollars. What have we gotten? More cancer.

Most of us are too busy to stop and think about what value we are getting from the enormous amount of dollars we're spending on medical research.

Most people are unaware that cancer rates are exploding and half of all Americans will get cancer in their lifetime.

What can we do?

One thing for sure is we don't need to do more research because we already have the technology to end disease.

What we need is education. That's what this blog is all about.

The Wrong Fats Are Making Us Sick

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that 90 percent of the polyunsaturated fats consumed by Americans are Omega-6 fats. The ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats in our typical diet is between 20 to 1 and 50 to 1. Historically, the ratio was closer to one to one.

However, since the start of the Industrial Revolution, there has been a huge shift in the ratio of Omega 3 and 6 fats in our diet. The result of this discrepancy is an epidemic of diseases of fatty degeneration, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Meanwhile, the average person is clueless this problem exists.

In order to prevent or reverse disease, it is important to improve your Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio. To do this, begin by eliminating bad fats from your diet, including all hydrogenated oils such as margarine and all vegetable shortenings.

Also eliminate canola, corn, soy, sunflower, peanut and safflower oils from your diet; all of these are too high in Omega-6s. Be sure to check labels on foods yo…