In Sacramento each weekday you can hear a daily radio show on the Internet called Healthy, Wealthy and Wise (with Frank Jordan). Listen live from Sacramento during the hours from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. which features medical doctors and scientists with PhDs discussing natural health talks, nutrition, and other health-related information on nutrients. Other parts of the country can listen live online at different hours of the day.The radio show features nutritional solutions.
Often this radio show discusses various supplements and nutritional products without turning the show into an infomercial or ads to sell you one specific product as you often hear weekends on various Sacramento-based radio shows on health. The show focuses on how the doctors featured research the latest nutritional supplements that come out. Instead of trying to sell you something, the doctors emphasize what they research and why and take both sides of the issue with the emphasize on natural health research rather than on only selling nutraceuticals. They sometimes also discuss newsletters on health and evaluate the publications.
You can learn how to distinguish natural health radio shows, guest interviews and call-in questions from ads and infomercials. There are numerous natural health shows online featuring lectures or videos. What’s needed is a directory of what shows are archived on which health information and who is evaluating or rating the various shows and programs. Has health information become show business and entertainment as one way of putting into plain language the results of various scientific and medical studies? Most listeners to natural health radio programs and videos online are hoping for a nutrition-based solution that works better than commercial or synthetic drugs. But how do you know what works unless you can read the primary studies and find out whether and how experts reviewed them?
Did you know your body makes its own aspirin without you taking commercial aspirin? Every time you turn on your TV you’re blasted with ads about taking aspirin to prevent blood clots. But you’re rarely told aspirin could make your stomach bleed, especially if you’re taking other supplements that thin your blood such as fish oil or grapeseed extract, ginko, or garlic supplements.
How your body actually makes aspirin, that is the ingredient that’s in aspirin called salicylic acid, is from all those plant foods you eat. The plants make the salicylic acid to protect themselves from insects and fungi. Aspirin that you buy over the counter only lasts a few hours, and its’ rapidly hydrolyzed in less than a half hour. How long do you think aspirin lasts to keep clots away all night long? Have you read medical studies comparing salicylic acid made by plants to commercial aspirin?
Which works longer in the body to prevent clots? It’s the plant foods, if you eat the correct amount. And that’s recorded in some of the medical studies. If you want to make your own salicylic acid, eat lots of fruits, berries, vegetables, and if you can tolerate whole grains, eat them. See the study, “Salicylic Acid sans Aspirin in Animals and Man: Persistence in Fasting and Biosynthesis from Benzoic Acid,” Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, 56:11, 648-52, 2008.
Plant foods have high levels of salicylic acid. Does that mean vegetarians or people eating lots of vegetables and fruits have high levels of their own natural salicylic acid in their blood, as high a level as people who take daily low dose aspirin to avoid clots? Which would you rather do, eat more vegetables and fruits or take commercial aspirin which is not organic, but instead a petrochemical synthetic drug?
By adding a lot more berries, vegetables, and fruits to your meals, you don’t have to stop eating animal protein. You just have to cut out the white rice and white bread, and use healthier oils such as extra virgin olive oil, rice bran oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, macademia nut oil, and just vary your oils and fats. Fish oil also thins your blood. You also could take the entire eight forms of natural vitamin E.
The best way to find out whether your blood tends to clot is to take a test to see whether you have elevated fibrinogen. Look into the world of nutrients because often nutrition can do a better job of stopping your body from developing blood clots (such as taking natto before a long sitting down plane trip) and other nutritional solutions.
Also research how dental implants and breast implants can act like a magnet for blood clots. It’s important to look into these matters such as whether your stent is a magnet for blood clots and could eating more vegetables and fruits regulate your blood better than having implants put in? Check out these details with medical journal articles based on studies. For example, see the study, “Salicylic Acid sans Aspirin in Animals and Man: Persistence in Fasting and Biosynthesis from Benzoic Acid,” Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, 56:11, 648-52, 2008.
Most people are not making the connection between nutrition and disease when it comes to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, either, a common cause of auto-immune hypothyroidism. Check out the study where researchers gave participants in a study 200mcg of selenium for three months which lowered the auto-antibodies and improved the health of thyroiditis patients. Check the abstract of studies. For example, the study is, “Selenium supplementation in the treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Thyroid 2010,” doi 10, 1089/thy,2009.0351. You’d be surprised how many nutrition-based solutions and studies there are out there.
The issue is to find studies that are validated, reliable, and not flawed. That’s why you need to check reviews of studies and abstracts. It’s a long-term search for nutrition that works. A short cut is to subscribe to various newsletters that summarize the studies or explain them in plain language. One excellent monthly newsletter is Total Wellness from Dr. Sherry Rogers. The newsletter contains medical article references to back up any educational health information discussed in the newsletter. That way you can check out the primary sources and studies or abstracts for yourself.