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Sugar, in reference to health, is poison!  Sugar stimulates the thyroid and pancreas to overwork.  Continuous overwork of these two vital glands can result in their exhaustion and sluggish metabolic function.  Consequently, low energy, hyperactivity, irritability, anxiety, depression, poor mental concentration, and mood swings become common symptoms.

Unfortunately, an average American consumes 120 pounds of refined sugar each year.  A no sugar diet includes no refined sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, corn syrup and concentrated fructose. Melons such as watermelons, honeydews and cantaloupes are high in fructose.  Dried fruits such as raisins, apricots and pineapples not only contain a high concentration of fructose, but are loaded with yeasts.

Learn more about great tasting, healthy food without sugar in my cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

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Excess weight is a very costly health problem which can be associated with life threatening conditions such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, respiratory disorders, gallbladder disease and metabolic dysfunction.  Being overweight can negatively affect health, appearance, self-esteem, and even earning potential.  Some researchers estimate that each pound of extra fat can cost an executive $1,000 a year in income.

 

Causes of Overweight Conditions:

Major causes of being overweight include poor eating habits, yeast disorders, thyroid dysfunction, psychological stress and spiritual imbalance.

 

Poor Eating Habits:

As mentioned previously, an average American eats 120 pounds of sugar per year.  From birth to age 70, on the average, an American eats eight cows, nine pigs and 15,000 eggs.  A well-balanced diet should contain less than 20% fat, less than 20% protein and more than 40% complex carbohydrates.  Excess intake of fat, protein and sugar can turn into overstorage of fat.  Americans also tend to overeat or not to eat at regular hours.  Some skip breakfasts and others have big meals right before bedtime.  Irregular hours and portions can confuse your biological clock and jeopardize your metabolic function.

 

Yeast Disorders:

As described in previous articles, yeast disorders are misdiagnosed and improperly treated by most medical professionals.  In addition to all the symptoms from head to toe such as foggy mind, allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), chronic fatigue, low enegy, immune deficiency, arthritis-like aches and pains, skin rash, vaginal yeast infections, male yeast infections, depression, anxiety, loss of sexual interest, etc, a persistent overweight condition can be an indication that your metabolic function is being jeopardized by stubborn yeast disorders.

Yeast can creep in to any part of your body, especially sites which are weak to begin with.  For instance, if your thyroid gland is weak, then opportunistic yeasts can particularly affect your metabolic function and cause further deterioration.  If yeast disorders are not corrected, the weight problem will persist.  Some clients complained to me that they gained weight even if they just drank water!  Even though they may not have been as innocent as they portrayed themselves to be, there is some degree of reality in their complaint.  The fact is that it is very difficult for them to lose weight, no matter how hard they try.

 

Hypothyroidism:

Severe hypothyroidism manifests symptoms such as obesity, constipation, dry skin, cold intolerance, hair loss, puffy face and mental retardation.  Contributing factors include congenital and environmental causes.  The latter includes poor eating habits.  Constant excessive consumption of sugar causes overwork and exhaustion of the thyroid gland.  On top of it all, untreated yeast disorders will further weaken thyroid function.

 

Psychological Stress:

Some people manage to be in constant crises.  For those who are used to a dysfunctional behavioral pattern, they feel anxious or uneasy if their lives are peaceful.  Somehow they have to create a situation where there will be chaos, and thus their frantic behavior can be justified.

 

People who are not able to manage stress effectively will usually indulge themselves in emotional eating.  Food is a symbol of love and comfort across cultures, especially for those who associate food with parental approval and attention.

 

Spiritual Imbalance:

Many overweight people suffer from spiritual imbalance because they carry a great deal of  “unfinished business” on their shoulders.  In most cases, they crave approval from their parents.   Some are angry and hurt because they were abused sexually, mentally or physically during their childhood.  The predominant emotions are anger, resentment, grief and regret.  Some even feel sorry for themselves and feel that their negative feelings are well justified.  Usually they are unclear about the purpose of their existences.  They tend to “live to eat,” instead of “eat to live.”

In the next article I will discuss natural remedies for safe and healthy weight loss.  Stay tuned.

 

For telephone consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053 or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com to schedule an appointment.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Your thyroid gland produces two main hormones, triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4).  They maintain the rate at which your body uses fats and carbohydrates, help control your body temperature, regulate heart rate and the production of protein. Your thyroid gland also produces calcitonin, a hormone that regulates the amount of calcium in your blood.

According to the Mayo Clinic, causes of hypothyroidism include auto-immune disease (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), overtreatment of hyperthyroidism, radiation therapy for cancer, side effects of some medication such as lithium, thyroid surgery, and congenital conditions.  The Mayo Clinic staff claimed that the causes of auto-immune and congenital diseases are unknown.  The known causes are actually the results of mistreatment by the medical professionals.

According to my clinical observation of the clients I’ve worked with in the past 30 years, the major causes are as follows:

Poor Dietary Habits:

Excessive intake of sugar and fats make the thyroid gland overworked, and then exhausted.  When the thyroid gland is sluggish, the production of T3 and T4 are not sufficient to metabolize the overload of sugar and fats.  So, the vicious circle continues.  The end results are weight gain from sluggish metabolism, puffiness of the face, swollen ankles or swollen feet from water retention, cold hands or cold feet from poor temperature regulation, fatigue from insufficient use of the energy from food, hair loss from toxin build up in the kidneys, depression from low energy and a cluster of physical and mental symptoms, the list goes on.

Yeast and Parasitic Infections:

As I stated in previous articles, yeasts and parasites develop colonies at sites that are weak in your body.  When your thyroid function is weak, this area becomes a good incubator for yeasts and parasites.  Of course, this creates another vicious circle for the already sluggish thyroid gland.

Stress:

Stress, if not handled properly, can tense up all the organs, glands, nerves, and cells, and deplete the supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients to support their proper functions in your body.  Thus, a series of psychosomatic diseases can occur in addition to hypothyroidism.

Iodine Deficiency:

The trace mineral iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones.  If there is insufficient iodine in your diet, hypothyroidism can result from this deficiency.

The above causes are the most common for hypothyroidism according to my clinical experience.  The good news is that there are natural remedies without the need for drugs or surgery.  Stay tuned.  I will discuss holistic treatment methods in the next article.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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There are no uniform symptoms, causes and treatment modalities for ADD or ADHD.  Every case should be given individualized attention and treatment plans.  Basically, there is no cure for ADD or ADHD.  However, the symptoms can be controlled with proper intervention.  After dealing with clients with ADD or ADHD for three decades, I have found the following treatment methods to be most effective:

Yeast-Free Nutritional Therapy:

A yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine nor chemicals works wonders to reduce hyperactivity, poor mental concentration, irritability, moodiness and the other symptoms mentioned above.  The logic is very simple: a yeast-free nutritional program reduces the infection in your middle or inner ear.  When the yeast infection is under control, the swelling of tissue goes down.  This, in turn, allows sensory input to be transmitted from the external environment to your brain without obstacles or blockage.  Consequently you can be more receptive and responsive. To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow the recipes in my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

Herbal Therapy:

Chinese herbal formulas are also found to be effective in the detoxifying and healing process.  The most important formulas to use are the ones that clean up infections in the middle ear and the sinus.  When the yeast infection in the middle ear is under control, you will be able to hear better, respond more appropriately, and in most cases, your ear ringing will also go away.

Sinus congestion not only blocks sensory input, but also prevents the brain from getting a sufficient supply of oxygen.  This, of course, is a double whammy!  When the sinus infections are cleared, your mental clarity will also be restored.  Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea are excellent combination in clearing the yeast infections in the mid or inner ear or sinuses.

Not every individual with ADD experiences hyperactivity.  You might experience low energy and depression.  Therefore, additional herbal formulas for uplifting energy and mood are recommended.  Male Vitality or Female Vitality is designed to uplift your mood, increase energy, and improve mental concentration.

Psychological Counseling:

As mentioned earlier, all individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder tend to experience emotional issues that have not been worked through.  Either children or adults, it is important for them to identify the core problems contributing to the disorder.  Seeking help from experienced therapists dealing with ADD or ADHD is an essential step.

If impulsiveness is present, you will need to be in a behavior modification program either on an individual basis or in a group situation.  The purpose of these programs is to help you learn to set limits on your behavior and learn a new way to gratify your needs or delay your gratification.  You also need to learn how to organize a structured routine that is easy to follow so that your frustration will be reduced to a minimum.

People with ADD are often highly intelligent.  If you are one of them, don’t give up!  You can make a great contribution to society if you learn how to control ADD or ADHD and make the best use of your intelligence!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Are you suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?  Review the following checklist to find out:

  • Are you having trouble concentrating?
  • Are you forgetful?
  • Are you impulsive?
  • Are you hyperactive?
  • Do you talk very fast?
  • Is your speech slow or slurred?
  • Are you a smart thinker and yet a slow learner?
  • Are you prone to motion-related phobias (such as fears of moving elevators, escalators, cars, planes, trains, or crowds)?
  • Are you often depressed, anxious and irritable?

If you’ve checked off more than three items, then chances are you are among the five million Americans who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or ADHD!  Despite the growing attention this disorder has received in the past few decades, the diagnostic and treatment process remains elusive, complex, and inclusive!

Possible Causes of ADD or ADHD:

ADD or ADHD can affect children, adolescents, and adults.  Each case can differ widely in terms of symptoms, causes, therapeutic process and prognosis.  After dealing with numerous children and adults with ADD or ADHD, I have found the following common factors:

Physical Factors:

The most common physical factor I have found, which may be shocking to many, is yeast infection involving the inner or middle ears.  Dr. Harold Levinson in his book, Total Concentration (1990) states that more than 80% of patients with ADD he has seen suffered from inner-ear infections.  He explains in great detail how the inner-ear system or the cerebellar-vestibular system (CVS) controls the flow of sensory information entering the brain.  When this system is impaired by infections of the inner ear, your vision, hearing, balance, senses of direction, motion, altitude, depth, and smell, and all motor information leaving the brain can be scrambled.  Consequently, this auditory drift results in problems in balance and coordination, concentration, memory, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.  In some cases, speech timing is off, which can result in rapid speech or slow, slurred speech.  A malfunctioning inner ear has difficulty processing motor input; this in turn makes the affected individual prone to motion-related phobias such as fear of moving elevators, escalators, cars, planes, trains, buses and crowds.

What Dr. Levinson failed to address was what this inner-ear infection is all about and what causes it.  In my experience, this inner-ear infection is yeast infection that can be contracted before or after birth.  If a pregnant woman has yeast infections, she can give the infections to her baby through the blood stream and/or birth canal.  The baby can be born with yeast infections manifesting symptoms such as eye or ear infections, respiratory tract congestion and colic.

Psychological Factors:

Most children and adults with ADD or ADHD suffer from psychological distress.  The following is a good example:        

Mary, a 19-year-old Caucasian college student was brought to my office because of her impulsive eating, which resulted in overweight problems, poor mental concentration, resistant behavior, constant chattering, rapid speech, poor academic performance and low self-esteem.  Mary exhibited the above behavior while she was in the elementary school.  She was doing fairly well while she was placed in a private high school with a structured routine.  After entering college, she was overwhelmed by the “complicated life of a sophomore” and her previous pattern of ADD behavior began to worsen.

Dietary Factors:

The Standard American Diet (SAD) has created many SAD stories.  Over-consumption of food containing sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and chemicals (including food preservatives and coloring, and heavy metals) has caused every American yeast overgrowth at one time or the other, to a greater or lesser degree.  Symptoms of yeast disorder that contribute to ADD include headaches, poor mental concentration (foggy mind), middle or inner ear infections, strep throat, nasal congestion, mood swings, depression and phobias.

Environmental Factors:

Many people with ADD live in an environment that contributes to or worsens their disorders.  Children with ADD or ADHD often have parents who also suffer from ADD.  Some parents recognize their disorders; however, most don’t.  Many schoolteachers also have ADD, but most don’t recognize or don’t want to admit to the affliction.  Stress due to parents’ divorce, illness, financial hardship, etc., also can complicate a child’s ADD or ADHD.

If ADD or ADHD is untreated during childhood, the symptoms will continue into adolescence and adulthood.  If the environment is non-understanding and non-supportive, the difficulty in dealing with everyday demands will be exacerbated.

In the next article, I will discuss the treatment of ADD or ADHD.  Stay tuned!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Dr. J’s Detox consists of a yeast-free nutritional regimen and an Herbal Detox program.  A yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, nor chemicals helps prevent your body from generating new toxins.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, feel free to follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

Chinese herbal therapy cleanses the existing toxins that you have accumulated over the years.  Since yeasts and parasites are like Siamese Twins, you need a well-put-together Chinese herbal formula that can control the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites simultaneously.  Our Yeast-Para Control formula is specifically designed for this purpose.  To maximize the cleansing effect, Cleansing-Balance Tea is can be drunk to flush the debris.

When you are on Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea, you will see the evidence in the toilet almost immediately.  I usually instruct my clients to do “toilet watching” with a flashlight or magnifying glasses to look for the following:

Debris of Yeasts

Cloudy or mucousy materials in the urine or stool.  Some of my clients described them as “the Milky Way” or “clouds under the water.”

Eggs of Parasites:

They look like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, undigested brown rice, or broken corn.  You can see them in your stool or menstrual blood clots.

Mature Worms:

They come in various sizes, shapes and colors.  Pinworms appear to be fibers sticking out of your stool.  Hook worms look like spaghetti or string cheese.  Flat worms look like broken tree leaves dancing in the toilet when you flush it.  There are more than 250,000 species of yeast and parasites, so pay attention!

All of these may sound unpleasant.  However, you should be very happy to see these creatures come out of, instead of stay in, your body!  As a result of this vigorous cleansing process, sooner or later, you will experience an overall improvement in your physical and mental functioning.  The most frequently reported effects by my clients are:

  • Smooth and Effortless Elimination
  • Disappearance of Bad Breath and/or Flattened Tummy
  • Reduction of Water Weight
  • Improved Mental Clarity
  • Heightened Energy
  • Strengthened Immunity
  • Increased Productivity

How long would it take to achieve the above results?  It depends on how toxic your body is.  A general guideline is to detox at least three months in a row every year.  If you experience a chronic toxic condition, then generally one month treatment for one year of illness is necessary.

The most effective way for detoxification is using a holistic approach including yeast-free nutrition, herbal therapy, stress management, and spiritual counseling.   For more information, visit www.drjsbest.com.  I also provide consultation via telephone or Skype.  For an appointment, please call (800) 715-3053 or e-mail: drj@drjsbest.com.

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Q.        I have been a vegan for years.  How come I cannot lose weight?

A.         A Vegan diet basically contains no animal products including cow milk, goat milk or milk products such as ice cream, butter, cheese, yogurt, etc.  However, I have observed that most vegans consume a liberal amount of sugar, wheat, yeasts, caffeine and chemicals.  Remember “Dr. J’s Eight Commandments” in my yeast-free nutritional program?  To avoid feeding yeasts and parasites in your body, it’s best to avoid sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals.  It’s good that vegans do not consume dairy, but they do consume other yeast-favorite food.  The end result could be bloating, a weak thyroid, and sluggish metabolism which are not conducive to weight loss.

The same phenomenon happens to vegetarians whether or not they have cow milk or milk products in their diet.  The best nutritional program for weight loss is a yeast-free diet, not vegan or vegetarian diet.

To learn about what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.  Once you are familiar with the yeast-free cooking principles, you can create your own recipes.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.

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