Throughout the history of science and medicine, many great breakthroughs have come about by understanding that the current accepted knowledge at that time was far from the truth.
It often takes decades for emerging science to become common knowledge in medic
Here are ten examples of falsehoods that were believed in the past. Some people still believe these things today and you might even be one of them. The problem with believing these things is that there is ever increasing scientific evidence to the contrary.
1. The earth is flat.
2. The earth is the center of the universe.
3. GMOs are perfectly healthy to eat and have no health consequences.
4. Bloodletting is a good thing.
5. Life comes from spontaneous generation.
6. Coffee causes cancer.
7. Antibacterial soap is healthier to use than conventional soap
8. Amalgam (silver/mercury) fillings are perfectly healthy.
9. You can’t get type 2 diabetes from eating too much sugar.
10. It is healthier for you to eat corn oil margarine instead of pure butter.
Mounting evidence shows conditions such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, auto immune diseases, diabetes and even cancer are metabolic diseases.
These diseases are sometimes referred to as “modern diseases”, since they were rare during the time of our ancient ancestors.
Cancer isn’t so much a genetic disease, but a metabolic disease. When the nucleus of a cancer cell is placed in a healthy cell, the cell is healthy. When the cytoplasm, containing the mitochondria, from a cancer cell is placed in a healthy cell, the cell becomes cancerous. What more proof is needed?
What is a Metabolic Disease?
Cellular metabolism occurs in the mitochondria. the mitochondria burn, or oxidize fuel for energy.
During that process, ATP molecules are formed. For every glucose molecule that is burned in the mitochondria, 32 Adenosine Tri-Phosphate or ATP molecules are formed.
ATP is the “battery of life”. Every living cell on earth uses ATP as a fuel.
When ATP is used for energy, the last phosphate breaks off and releases energy. What is left is Adenosine Di-Phosphate or ADP for short.
The ADP goes back into the mitochondria and gets recharged into ATP. This cycle repeats itself over and over again.
When glucose is burned, free radicals and oxidative stress occurs. Sugar and carbs are “dirty fuels” and don’t burn clean. What burns much cleaner are healthy fats, such as coconut oil, avocadoes and butter.
Many experts agree that burning sugars and carbs actually causes premature aging.
This is why the ketogenic diet is gaining so much popularity. This should really be called the ketogenic lifestyle, since it is a totally different way of eating. It is basically low in sugar and carbs and high in low glycemic index produce and healthy fats, with a modest amount of protein.
This way of eating is an upside down USDA food pyramid.
Many health experts and researchers are now convinced that all of those above mentioned diseases can be greatly helped by a ketogenic lifestyle.
A diet is a temporary thing, but a lifestyle lasts for life, which should hopefully be considerably longer.
This lifestyle also involves intermittent fasting, such as only eating during a 8 hour window every day.
When following this lifestyle, the mitochondria start functioning more efficiently and your start becoming a fat burning machine. The brain likes ketones better for fuel, which have a potent neuroprotective effect that will help to improve brain function.
Cancer cells also love sugar and don’t do well on ketones!
Healthy cells have the metabolic flexibility to use either carbs/glucose or fats/ketones.
This type of lifestyle can also turn on good genes and turn off bad genes. This is called epigenetics.
You can learn more, see a great ketogenic cookbook and Dr. Mercola’s new book “Fat for Fuel”, by clicking the link below.
Tourmaline Infused Products
I am personally very excited about this topic.
I have been researching mitochondrial dysfunction for quite some time. I started a new company with my business partner, Fred Dombrow, Jr. The company is FIR Industries, Inc. and our one year anniversary is tomorrow. To our knowledge, we are the only company in the world that has figured out how to infuse therapeutic minerals into fabrics, textiles and fibers.
We have a number of general health and wellness related products. It is our theory that our products work by increasing the healthy function of mitochondria,
We have products for people and animals too.
We mainly infuse nanometer particles of tourmaline, but we will soon be expanding to other minerals. Tourmaline converts body heat into therapeutic far infrared energy. Far infrared has been well recognized for its health benefits. Tourmaline also generates negative ions. Negative ions make the body more alkaline, scavenge free radicals and produce less oxidative stress. On top of that, each particle emits a therapeutic energy produced from the interaction of its north and south pole. This energy is similar to that given off by the earth, which is the Schumann Resonance at 7.83 cycles/second.
It is my theory that astronauts get space sick from being away from this energy more so than from gravity.
We have only started and are looking forward to helping humanity, one person at a time. We also love to help animals too.