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GMO’s and Infertility: Is There a Connection?

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According to a recent study rats who were fed a diet of GMO food ended up becoming infertile.  Researchers from different departments of the Suez Canal University of Egypt concluded that rats fed a GMO diet wound up not only infertile but also suffered from other adverse health effects as well.

As many of you who have been reading my newsletters know, I have long questioned the possible negative effects of eating GMO foods.  I have espoused the belief that we are unsuspecting participants in the largest food experiment ever conducted on the human population.  This experiment has largely gone unnoticed until people in the scientific, environmental and health fields began to question the efficacy of GMO crops.  

Research has been slow to come forward largely I think because the mega companies and agra businesses have a vested interest in not seeing research done that may cast a negative light on the effects of GMO crops.  This is beginning to change as can be seen by the results of this study and several other related ones.

The research scientists who conducted the Egyptian study concluded:

“GM corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys. In addition they found other organs may be affected too, such as heart and spleen, or blood cells. The kidneys of males fared the worst, with 43.5% of all the changes, the liver of females followed with 30.8%”

In addition the researchers found that by day 91 of the study the rat population that was fed a GMO diet  were completely sterile.  

“The study found clear signs of organ pathology in the GM-fed group, especially in the liver, kidney, and small intestine. An examination of the testes revealed necrosis (death) and desquamation (shedding) of the spermatogonial cells that are the foundation of sperm cells and thus male fertility – and all this after only 91 days of feeding.”

This is not the first study to that has concluded that GM foods contribute to infertility.  Researchers in Russia found that hamsters fed a GMO diet became sterile as well.

“Using hamsters as the test subjects, scientists observed that consumption of GM soybeans, which have never been a part of these creatures’ normal diets, tended to slow sexual maturity and gradually eliminate the ability to reproduce.” 

These findings should cause all of us to consider what we are doing on a daily basis when buying and consuming foods and other items.  Think about it for a moment.  The next time you are in the supermarket and are going to buy the regular eggs, consider where those eggs came from.  The chickens were undoubtedly fed GM corn and or soybeans which means that the eggs they bear are also GM eggs.  Do you want to be serving something to your family that could cause their organs to be damaged and potentially cause them to be sterile?

Take this a step further.  When you consider buying a vitamin from the local health food store, GNC or CVS can you be sure that it doesn’t contain GMO’s?  I believe that most commercially manufactured vitamins have GMO bases (grown on corn, soy or some other GM medium) or are filled with binders and fillers which come from GM sources.  This is a compelling reason to buy only pharmaceutical grade, non GMO vitamin, herbs and nutraceuticals.

In the coming months and years, I believe that more information, studies and revelations about the destructiveness of GMO will come to light.  We are all having to make choices every day about our and our families health.  Make the choices that promotes their wellness, don’t eat or buy products made from GMOs.

If you would like help sorting through all of the information concerning GMO’s and altered food and vitamins, please contact me at 516 609 0890 or at drdbrant.com.  I would be delighted to help you and your family achieve infinite wellness!

 

Yours in infinite wellness,

Dr. Garry D’Brant

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Nine Herbs that Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally!

Nine Herbs that Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally!

 

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Benefits Include Lowering Blood Pressure to Increased Memory and Decreased Pain.

There are many things in the natural world that can help us restore balance in our bodies when due to the stresses of modern life things have gone wrong.  The immune, reproductive, genitourinary, cardiovascular, digestive and elimination systems can all benefit from using natural substances like herbs and spices to regulate them, sometimes with effects that rival or surpass those of modern drugs and without any of the harmful “side effects”.

These herbs and spices if used on a regular basis can help regulate your blood pressure.  Try them you will surprised at how effective they are!

  • Cayenne Pepper –   the main ingredient in this spice that helps lower blood pressure is capsaicin which if used several times a week has shown long tern effects on high blood pressure.  You may have also heard of the benefits of capsaicin in pain relief.  This spice has multiple benefits because it helps reduce inflammation.  Enjoy  this herb regularly but be careful because it is has plenty of heat in it.
  • Garlic – a very tasty and flavorful herb, garlic also has significant blood pressure lowering capabilities.   It is also well established as a natural antibiotic so it serves in fighting infection as well.  Eating it raw has been historically shown to be the most effective way to experience its benefits, but cooking with it also works.
  • Ginger – another pungent herb, ginger is found in foods from many cultures.  This food if added fresh into your cooking or used in infusions has demonstrated substantial blood pressure lowering effects.  Ginger is also great for helping digestion and for combating a variety of other ailments including diabetes and morning sickness.
  • Ginkgo Biloba – a powerful herb which grows in China, it has been used for centuries to improve blood circulation.  Ginkgo has been shown to expand arterial walls which helps lower blood pressure as well as help improving memory and alertness.
  • Hawthorn (Hawthorn berries) – has a wonderful restoring effect on the entire cardiovascular system including lowering blood pressure.  It can be taken as a syrup, herbal capsule or as an infusion.
  • Olive Leaves – can be used either fresh or dried to strengthen and enhance the heart and blood vessels.  The active ingredient in the leaves is oleuropein, a elenolic acid that protects the heart.  Additionally, the leaves contain flavanoids which protect the heart and expand the blood vessel walls.  This can be taken as an herbal capsule or as an infusion or essential oil.
  • Tumeric – perhaps my favorite all round spice because of its incredible healing properties.   It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, lowers cholesterol, reduces the likelihood of blood clots and lowers blood pressure, particularly in people who suffer from auto-immune disease.
  • Valerian – a very gentle but powerful herb which has been shown to relax the muscles surrounding the blood vessels which improves blood circulation throughout the body.  It can be taken as an herbal supplement or a tea.
  • Yarrow – this European plant is well established for its muscle relaxing and spasm relieving capacity.  It will cause the body to sweat more and reduces blood pressure by relieving spasms throughout the body.

The natural world is full of amazing, health promoting herbs, spices and plants.  Please contact me if you would like help identifying the natural ways you can try to lower your blood pressure.  My phone is 516 609 0890 and my website is drdbrant.com

Yours in infinite wellness,

Dr. Garry D’Brant

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Game Changing Federal Study Links Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer

Game Changing Federal Study Links Cell Phone Radiation And Cancer

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Earlier this month a study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) suggested that radio frequency (RF) radiation (the type emitted by your cell phone) can cause several types of cancer.

This study which was funded by the US government, conducted over two and a half years and costing over $25 million  is a big deal because it is the first US government study that confirms what many of us in the natural health community have been concerned about for years, that cell phones are a cause of cancer.

The basis of the study demonstrated that rats exposed to two types of RF radiation were significantly more likely than rats who were not exposed to develop a type of brain cancer called glioma.  Additionally, this same RF radiation exposed rat population also had a higher chance of developing a rare form of malignant tumor of the heart known as schwannoma.

Of particular importance in this study was that the exposure was consistent with what human beings are exposed to when using a cell phone.  Furthermore, as the radiation exposure levels increased so did the incidence of cancer in the rats.  The cell phone industry has long claimed that cell phones emit a harmless form of radiation in contrast to X-rays and gamma rays.  The findings of this study appear to clearly demonstrate that this industry position is not true.

The NTP findings also poke holes in the Food and Drug Administration’s website assertions that there is “no evidence linking cell phone use with the risk of brain tumors.”   It should also be noted that the RF radiation exposure was carried out using 2G phones which was the standard at the time the research study was conducted as opposed to the phones in current use now which are 3G or 4G.  The later generations phones put out a significantly higher level or RF radiation than their earlier predecessors.

In the US malignant brain cancers are diagnosed at the rate of 25,000 per year with 80% of them being gliomas.  Malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of death from cancers in adolescents and adults ages 15 to 39.

The authors of the NTP study concluded “given the extremely large number of people who use wireless communication devices,” “even a small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to RFR resulting from these devices could have broad implications for public health.”

In response to this new found potential link between cell phone radiation and cancer what can we do?  The answer comes in several parts.  Firstly, be conscious to not use your cell phone more than you absolutely have to.  Secondly, do not keep your cell phone by your ear when speaking, use headphones or ear bud type devices with the phone away from your body.  Thirdly, don’t keep your cell phone on your body when not in use. Fourthly, if you know you use your cell phone regularly consider taking either a homeopathic remedy for this type of radiation,  increase your anti-oxidant supplement intake and consider doing regular detoxification whole body protocols to ensure that you are eliminating some of this toxic material from your body.

If you would like more suggestions about how to protect yourself and your family from harmful cell phone and other types of radiation  please contact me at 516 609 0890 or at drdbrant.com

Yours in infinite wellness,

Dr. Garry D’Brant

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Introducing the Zyto Scan- A Unique Tool for Your Health.

The Zyto Scan is Here!

I am very excited to announce that we are introducing a new technology in our office that I feel can profoundly impact your health.

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The Zyto scan is a completely non-invasive technology that provides immediate information about the biocommunication of the cells in your body.  Your cells are constantly adjusting to changing conditions to stay healthy and your body uses these communication pathways to direct available resources to keep in balance.  Most of the time you are not even aware of this ongoing process.

When your body encounters a health challenge, you may have a symptom(s).  Symptoms are the bodies outward expression of its best efforts to address this challenge.  You may experience symptoms such as fever, pain, fatigue or other signs of inflammation.  Too often you wait until you have one or more of these symptoms to take action to assist your body in reducing inflammation and regaining equilibrium.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could support your bodies day to day efforts to remain healthy?  Now you can!  The Zyto scan affords us the opportunity to ask questions of your body using galvanic skin response (GSR) of your hand by holding it on a hand cradle.  The information gathered provides a baseline that is unique to you.  Then we can ask questions about what areas in your body are experiencing the greatest areas of disharmony regarding food, body organs, meridians, teeth, vertebra and other body systems.  Very importantly, we can then ask the body what nutritional supplements will help to take systems that are out of balance and help restore them to balance!

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Long Island’s Largest Health Navel Expo Returns May 15th!

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Long Island’s Largest Health Navel Expo Returns May 15th!

I am very excited to announce that I will be presenting two lectures at the upcoming NAVEL Expo which is happening on Sunday, May 15th.  The Navel Expo is Long Island’s largest alternative health expo with over 60 venders and 30 speakers and is attended by about 1500 people!  It is a great opportunity to get your health questions answered and learn from some very skilled practitioners.  You can read about the event by using this link:http://www.navelexpo.com. The expo will be held at the Huntington Hilton Hotel, 598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, from 9am to 8pm.

My lectures on the critical importance of doing Liver Detoxification and Adrenal Fatigue, Is It Making You Tired, Stressed Out and Overweight?will be happening at 1pm and 6pm respectively in main ballroom B.
My first lecture will focus on the important role of the liver and the need to detoxify it and our bodies on a regular basis.  Many people suffer from poor functioning detoxification pathways which make them tired, suffer from headaches, body aches, bloating and have low immune function.

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Sugar and Breast Cancer: A Deadly Connection

Sugar and Breast Cancer: A Deadly Connection

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New study shows cancer risk rises as more sugar is consumed

Saying that eating sugar is not good for you is hardly front page news, but just how bad is it? In the January 2016 edition of the journal Cancer Research, a report directly linked the consumption of sucrose (table sugar), in amounts typical of Western diets, to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared with a non-sugar starch diet. Very importantly, the research found that fructose (fruit sugar) derived from the sucrose was responsible for lung cancer spreading to other organs, as well as the production of breast cancer. Continue reading Sugar and Breast Cancer: A Deadly Connection

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Seven Herbs That Should Be in Your Diet

Seven Herbs That Should Be in Your Diet

Lush_basil clear background 500For me as a natural doctor, I know there is no greater place to look for healing potential than to the herbal kingdom. In this article I will briefly present seven common herbs and their healing benefits. Start using them—not only because they make food more flavorful but because of their healing potential!

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  • Contains a variety of oils such as eugenol, citronellol, limonene, and terpineol,
    which all have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  • Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, lutein, cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin, which help fight free radicals that cause aging and degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and eye disease.
  • Good source of minerals including copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium, which help regulate heart rate and blood pressure and support healthy blood cells.

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Life Without Breakfast … A Recipe for Disaster

Life Without Breakfast … A Recipe for Disaster

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I always ask my patients to give me a detailed description of not only what they eat but also when they eat it. It’s striking to me that far too often people eat very poorly at breakfast or don’t eat breakfast altogether.

Neither of these situations is ideal for your body or your brain, which both require to be fed on a regular basis. The average person eats dinner between 6 and 7 pm and goes to bed without a snack. They wake up between 7 and 8 am. This represents a twelve-hour period without food, which is great if you are going to take a fasting blood test to determine cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Continue reading Life Without Breakfast … A Recipe for Disaster

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The Alarming Case of Antibiotic Resistance

The Alarming Case of Antibiotic Resistance

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A new research report recently released indicates that pathogenic bacteria may be winning the war against antibiotics. The report issued by the Center for Disease Dynamics & Policy entitled “State of the World’s Antibiotics” identifies some serious concerns regarding global antibiotic use and the worsening state of antibiotic resistance worldwide.

Our antibiotics are becoming less and less effective against increasingly potent “superbugs,” and the report challenges the long-held belief that the biggest obstacle is a lack of new and more powerful antibiotics. Instead, the report focuses attention on the overuse of antibiotics in humans and livestock, which is at the heart of the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Continue reading The Alarming Case of Antibiotic Resistance

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Watch my weight loss talk live Nov. 8 at www.NAVELExpo.com!

LI’s biggest health & wellness expo returns this Sunday!

For those who can’t attend, my first talk will be streaming live at www.NAVELExpo.com

I hope you’ll join me at the upcoming NAVEL Expo, Sunday, Nov. 8, where I will be lecturing twice, at 11 am on weight loss resistance and at 4 pm on adrenal fatigue.

But if you can’t join me in person, go to http://www.navelexpo.com/, where my first talk will be streaming live at 11 am. The streaming link is on the front page of the website. You can watch my talk along with other talks from the many respected health and wellness professionals who will be appearing at the Expo.

Over 2,500 people looking for health solutions are expected to attend as well, and I am very excited about my presentations and the opportunity to share with them information that will help transform their lives and help empower them toward achieving greater health. The Expo is at the Long Island/ Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747-5002 (view map). Continue reading Watch my weight loss talk live Nov. 8 at www.NAVELExpo.com!