You’re Not Fat, You’re Toxic-Seminar by Dr. Rodney Soto, www.holisticalabama.com
Dr. Soto’s talk last Tuesday night was more than excellent! We had 8 people go! Six of us went together in Louise Todd’s van, and two more met us over there. It was a lot of fun. If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of his talks I can’t encourage you enough to go…call 1-256-325-1648 to get on their email list for the next meetings. You get a bargain of a wonderful meal AND incredible health information all for $25.00. Plus they had a drawing for about $100.00 worth of supplements!
Dr. Soto began the evening by sharing some exciting news with us…he will be getting a hyperbaric oxygen chamber soon and begin treating all kinds of illnesses from reversing stroke symptoms, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many, many other illnesses which need oxygen to help REVERSE damage to the cells, and get the mitochondria working properly again. You can read more about what a hyperbaric oxygen chamber does by reading the article below from Newsmax health:
After Dr. Soto talked a little about the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, he talked about why NOT to get Flu Vaccines, and how to build up on our immune systems with proper nutrition, eating whole, unprocessed, organic foods, taking supplements such as Vit. D, Vit. C, etc. He told us that the US Govt. is the largest purchaser of vaccines and it’s big business. 30% of CDC’s budget is devoted to purchase of vaccines. Civil fines and criminal penalties can be levied against parents who don’t comply. He also discussed the heavy metals found in the vaccines that are damaging our health.
Dr. Soto said we don’t need vaccine and that it doesn’t protect us from the strain around us. He said we don’t need to be afraid of bugs and bacteria…our immune system needs to be challenged….so let your kids get dirty!
Then he began to talk about the main topic of the evening, “You’re Not Fat, You’re Toxic.” He said that being overweight is a symptom. It’s the wrong time to exercise when you’re overweight. In order to lose weight, you have to restore health. RESTORE YOUR HEALTH first and then you will lose weight.
If you lose weight too fast, you become sick….the toxins that were stored in the fat, goes to other organs in the body.
What MAKES us Toxic? Poor Diet, Environmental, including pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, pesticides, household chemicals…see below for more.
Where Are Toxins Found?
- Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup…High Fructose Corn Syrup is Driving Obesity numbers weight up!!! Dr. Soto said that High Fructose Corn Syrup is more addictive than cocaine
- Pesticides found in so much of our food, Coffee, corn, wheat, etc, used to spray our lawns, crops, homes, businesses, etc
There are many other sources of toxins found in our homes such as household cleaners, cosmetics, chemicals outgassing from new furniture and the building materials in new homes, personal care products, mold, etc. He encouraged us to DETOX OUR HOMES:…see http://www.everydayexposures.com
He says that toxins have a synergistic effect.
Dr. Soto says we also produce toxins internally…metabolism is driven by Mitochondria.
He encouraged us to detoxify our body but warned that DETOX NEEDS a LOT of NUTRIENTS….you don’t want to detox if your gut is not healthy.
He recommended 2 Books for Further Reading about this subject:
Clean, Green, Lean: Get Rid of the Toxins that Make You Fat by Dr. Walter Crinnion
UltraMetabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman
You can purchase both of these from http://www.amazon.com
He also touched on the dangers of whole wheat, how it is driving our weight up because it is Genetically Engineered, and it is a Super Carb…he said to avoid wheat like the plague. He referenced the book, Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis, i think, to support his comments about the dangers of wheat. He suggested the grains millet, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat instead.
This is just part of what he spoke on…i forgot my phone so i couldn’t take notes on it, and i ran out of room on my paper. I hope that you can see how blessed we are to have a doctor such as Dr. Soto come to our area and will make your plans to attend the next seminar with us. He is thinking about speaking on the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber next time.
Until then, come and join us on Tuesday nights as we continue through the book Ultrametabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman. Our class meets at 6:30 p.m. at our house. We discuss all kinds of topics like those Dr. Soto discussed Tuesday night. We’d love to have you and your friends and family come and join us!
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Stroke Patients
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:12 PM
The same type of therapy that helps scuba divers recover from the bends spurs recovery in some stroke patients years after their attack.
The treatment, known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, involves closing the patient in a room with higher-than-normal air pressure, then delivering oxygen to rejuvenate damaged brain cells, called neurons. Oxygen levels in the body are increased tenfold with this therapy, the researchers said.
The 59 patients in the study showed differing levels of recovery, but some improvements were dramatic.
One 61-year-old woman who could not bathe, dress or climb stairs without help after suffering a stroke a year earlier was able to not only bathe and dress on her own, but also was able to shop and cook independently, the researchers said.
Another participant, this one a 62-year-old woman who had had a stroke 14 months earlier, regained lost language and reading skills and was able to walk, climb stairs and eat on her own. Before the stroke, she needed help with all of these activities.
Stroke from either a clot or a bleed in the brain can result in problems with mobility, loss of reading and speaking ability, and the inability to complete some of the most basic tasks of daily life, such as bathing, dressing and walking.
It is the leading cause of disability among adults in the United States.
Physical, speech and occupational therapy can help with recovery in the early weeks and months after a stroke, but many patients still don’t fully recover their abilities.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is currently approved in the United States for decompression sickness (the bends), wound healing, carbon monoxide poisoning, skin grafts and thermal burns, among other applications, said the study’s author, Dr. Shai Efrati, a faculty member at Tel Aviv’s Sackler School of Medicine.
Although the therapy has been studied in some patients soon after they experienced a stroke, this is the first study to look at the therapy in patients in the “late-chronic phase” after the stroke, the researchers said.
All participants in this study had suffered an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke between six and 36 months earlier, and none had shown improvements in their condition for at least a month.
Half of the group received 90-minute sessions of oxygen therapy five days a week for two months while the other half received no treatment for two months and then started the oxygen therapy.
Brain imaging done before and after oxygen therapy showed improvements in brain activity after the therapy was completed, and some patients showed impressive functional improvements.
There were a few patients for whom improvements were marginal, said study co-author Eschel Ben-Jacob, a physicist with Tel Aviv University’s School of Physics and Astronomy and the Sagol School of Neuroscience.
Side effects were fairly minimal: Six participants experienced ear troubles due to pressurization and two patients with a history of seizures had mild convulsions.
Two years after the treatment ended, the improvements held.
“The rationale is that once the damaged brain area has been reactivated, there is no going backward unless there is another insult,” said Efrati, who also is head of the Hyperbaric Institute at Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center in Israel.
Ben-Jacob said high levels of oxygen allow neurons that have been damaged but are not destroyed to become active again, reconnecting with other neurons and firing the signals needed to maintain healthy brain function.
The researchers believe oxygen therapy also may be able to help people with other neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, and are currently studying it in patients with traumatic brain injury.
The study did have one significant limitation in that there was no group that did not receive oxygen therapy for the sake of comparison, Ben-Jacob pointed out.
But another expert noted that the trial followed what is considered the gold standard for assessing how effective a treatment is during a clinical trial. The stroke victims who got the oxygen therapy first were chosen randomly, the treatment regimens were compared going forward in time and other factors that might have influenced the outcome were controlled for, explained Dr. J. Bradley White. He is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a neurosurgeon with the Texas Brain and Spine Institute in Bryan.
“People will look at this and see they did it the right way,” he said. “I think it will garner more attention.”
White added that although more studies are needed, he found the findings “exciting and promising.”
The findings are published in the January issue of the journal PLoS ONE.
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