- Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe
- Alzheimer’s Disease Linked To Inflammation
- New Alzheimer’s Treatment Restores Memory
- 8 Supplements You Shouldn’t Take With Medication
- 10 Foods That Help You Live Longer
And, we’ll begin with the following:
Artificial Sweeteners In Diet Drink May Cause Leukemia:
I drink maybe – one diet Pepsi every day.
Used to drink 2 – 3+, daily.
But, news stories, questioning the side effects of the artificial sweeteners that float around within all that caramel-colored goodness, prompted me to cut back.
Recent news hasn’t improved…
This year, Italian scientists/researchers, released the results of their recent study into the effects of varying doses of sucralose (main ingredient in the artificial sweetener, Splenda).
The study details were published in the January issue of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.
The test was run on lab rats, probably because some finicky elements of society, still frown upon dissecting human models – even in the name of science.
Anyway, 5 groups of rodents, of both genders, were given varying levels of sucralose, from the time they were 12 days old, until their deaths – I’m assuming of natural causes – although cause of death wasn’t specified.
…found a significant dose-related increased incidence of males bearing malignant tumorsand a significant dose-related increased incidence of hematopoietic neoplasias in males…”
Basically, hematopoietic neoplasms are blood disorders which can result in leukemia, lymphoma and plasma cell disorders.
Here’s the interesting part:
The researchers point out that these findings of “carcinogenic effects” weren’t found in the studies Splenda conducted.
The chasm between the Italian study and others conducted for Splenda have significantly opposite results…sucralose is not harmless as the previous studies indicated…”
The FDA, who approved sucralose in 1998/1999, with the following statement: “Sucralose has been extensively studied and more than 110 safety studies were reviewed by FDA”.
Uh, studies supplied by the manufacturers of Splenda…
To learn more about possible side effects of artificial sweeteners, click on the following blue link: Splenda, Saccharin, Aspartame, and Acesulfame Potassium
Link Between Inflammation & Alzheimer’s:
Inflammation occurs when our immune system fights off infections or needs to repair cuts, scrapes and such.
Which is a good thing, right?
Well, sometimes yes. Sometimes not so much.
The inflammatory process can sometimes malfunction and not turn off after it’s finished the job.
Too much of the old inflammatory voo doo turns into toxic substances that can kill cells, triggering even more inflammation – creating a vicious cycle.
For years, researchers have suspected rampant inflammation production was somehow linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
To read a very interesting article which details aspects of this theory, and recent insights, click on the following blue link: Alzheimer’s Disease Linked To Inflammation
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Restores Memory:
New ultra-sound treatment restores memories in lab bound rodents.
Yeah, I know, more rat news…
But, this testing results show some real promise of a non-drug treatment to ‘cure’ memory problems associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
To get the details via a user friendly source, click on the following blue link: New Alzheimer’s Treatment Restores Memory
For the scholarly version:
Click on the following blue link: New Alzheimer’s Treatment
8 Supplements You Shouldn’t Take With Medication:
During my younger and wayward years, I did partake (sorta) to the ‘drug culture’ lifestyle.
An experience I mostly enjoyed.
Which may have given me false confidence into blindly gobbling up the latest hot supplement being touted in popular media.
Yet, as I’ve aged, I’ve discovered that a lot of supplements upset my ‘finely-tuned’ physical balance.
So much so, that I won’t take ’em unless 1st clearing them with my MD.
(Yes, I’ve found a Michigan doctor who seems wily enough to tolerate me tolerating he.)
Taking 3 daily prescriptions, is a big reason I’ve developed an unpleasant reaction to some nutritional supplements that may not harm people who weren’t taking said prescriptions.
Lots of older folks are in the same boat.
If you’re taking a prescribed blood thinner, taking fish oil supplements could cause you to bleed like a stuck pig. (excuse the vulgarity)
If you’re interested in seeing 7 other nutrition products that could be incompatible with your scripts, click on the following blue link: 8 Supplements You Shouldn’t Take With Medication
10 Foods That Help You Live Longer:
I’ll eat the same food day after day if Treasa didn’t keep an eye on me.
Even though I tend to dislike most processed food and generally eat healthy, it’s healthier to eat a variety of foods.
I guess it’s also healthier to know what foods are better for you…
This week I read a post listing 10 foods that the post’s writer figures are the ultimate in promoting longevity.
The way dietary advice seems to change without even a friendly little ‘howdy-do’, this list shouldn’t be set in stone…
Not that I ‘think’ any of these foods are gonna do us any harm.
Here’s a sampling:
- Mustard greens
- Walnuts and almonds
- Hemp seeds
- Goji berries
I don’t even know what goji berries are, much less tried them.
But I’ve eaten and liked, most of the food listed in the post.
You can get the list when you click on the following blue link: 10 Foods That Help You Live Longer
Another Sappy Love Song:
Talk to you next time…
Until then, I’d love to hear your Living On The Far Side Of 55 story!