60 Minutes recently reported on the scientific findings that sugar is a toxin that can lead to major chronic diseases including obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Test subjects in strict clinical trials who were monitored 24 hours a day, who consumed high fructose corn syrup, developed higher risk factors for cardiovascular disease within two weeks.
In the mid-70’s, when dietary fats were inaccurately blamed for causing heart disease, spawning the still-persistent low-fat craze, processed food makers began swapping out the fats and replacing them with corn syrup. It’s not difficult to see that trading fat for sugar was not a wise move. We now know, without a doubt, that it's the excessive fructose content in the modern diet that is taking such a devastating toll on people's health.
Excessive fructose consumption leads to insulin resistance, which appears to be the root of many if not most chronic diseases. Fructose also raises your uric acid levels—it typically generates uric acid within minutes of ingestion—which in turn can wreak havoc on your blood pressure, insulin production, and kidney function. So far, scientific studies have linked fructose to about 78 different diseases and health problems.
Chinese Name: Yongquan (English translation: Gushing Spring)
Location: On the sole, in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion, approximately at the anterior third and the posterior two thirds of the line from the web between the 2nd and 3rd toes to the back of the heel.
Classification: Jing-Well point of the Kidney Meridian
- Loss of consciousness, headache, pain of the neck, dizziness, infantile convulsion, manic psychosis
- Nausea, vomiting
- Swelling of the pharynx, dryness of the tongue, dysuria, constipation
- Hot sensation in the sole
Functions: Descends excess above, resuscitates, clears heat, calms the Shen, tonifies Yin, clears Empty-Heat.
Notes: KID 1 is an excellent point to subdue excess Liver Yang, Wind and/or Fire. Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.
February 8, 2011
Dr. Gerald Pollack is one of the leading experts of water and what it means to your health. He's a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington. His theory of water is ground-breaking. We all have learned that two-thirds of your body is water by weight, but in terms of the number of molecules, our body is over 99 percent water molecules!
"So I became interested in water," Dr. Pollack says. "We've been doing research in my laboratory at the University of Washington for some 10 years now on water. The book that I wrote in 2001, it's called Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life, talks about the role of water in cell biology. Water is absolutely central." Yet textbooks by and large completely ignore the presence of water in your organs, muscles and tissues. Dr. Pollack's book addresses this discrepancy and brings to the fore the role of water.
Here is the story as interviewed by Dr. Mercola, first video is the interview and the second video a lengthy but very informative lecture in the UW. Just listen and in about two hours alltogether your understanding of the human and other life forms on earth will be different reagrdless what you have learned or believed: