SweetPoison Newsletter - January 2003

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Publisher: Dr. Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN
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Happy New Year. January's newsletter starts the new year with health and wellness ideas for 2003. Every article I share with you contains interesting information to stay abreast of important health issues. I encourage you to send me any health questions you may have, and I have included a section on the latest government recalls you should know about.

To your health!
Dr. Janet Starr Hull


=> What Is a Hair Analysis?
=> Did You Know?
=> Watch out for Excitotoxins!
=> Q & A with Dr. Hull
=> SafetyAlerts/Government Recalls


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What Is a Hair Analysis?

Let me share some details about what a hair analysis is and the benefit to using a hair analysis in health and wellness.

The protein in hair fiber holds the composition of the body tissues for a permanent period. By analyzing the hair fiber composition, one can tell what toxins have accumulated in the body tissues and what vitamins and minerals are depleted or too abundant causing an imbalance in body function. By detoxifying unnatural chemicals and by replacing specific vitamins individual to your needs, proper health can be restored through nutrition. The human hair analysis can detail these levels.

Food Chemicals

My own hair analysis was an important part of my natural healing from Grave's Disease. As with any chemical in solution, food chemicals like aspartame saturate the body with toxins that penetrate the brain. Humans are polluted with over 14,000 food chemicals we may be exposed to daily. The hair analysis is an excellent tool to identify specific food toxins and vitamin and mineral deficiencies caused by them.

As I discovered through my personal disease recovery, I couldn't fight what I couldn't see. The hair analysis is the best "road map" to see a history of what's going on inside of the body. Hair has the advantage of long-term memory. It's a permanent record, like tree rings. A three-inch strand of human hair will give a six-month history of what's going on in the body since head hair grows at a rate of about a half an inch a month.

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We Americans are on pace to spend nearly $200 billion on our meds this year. That's more than the federal government paid last year for education, agriculture, transportation, and the environment combined.

Viagra was originally developed to treat angina; that whole erection thing was just a pleasant surprise. Prior to 1997, drug makers were required to disclose so many side effects on their ads as to make TV spots unworkable. So, new FDA rules allow them to make their claims unimpeded as long as they offer a phone number or Web site or reference a magazine ad where consumers can get the fine print.


Excitotoxins are biochemical substances (usually amino acids, amino acid analogs, or amino acid derivatives) that can react with specialized neuronal receptors in the brain or spinal cord in such a way as to cause injury or death to a wide variety of neurons.

Acute diseases and medical conditions such as stroke, brain damage, reduced blood flow to the brain, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, headaches, prolonged epileptic seizures, hypoglycemic brain damage, head trauma brain damage, and low oxygen to no oxygen brain damage (e.g. from carbon monoxide or cyanide poisoning, near-drowning, etc.) are also believed to be caused, at least in part, by excitotoxicity.

Physically, brain damage can be triggered from acute conditions such as stroke, ischemia/hypoxia/anoxia, severe hypoglycemia, spinal cord injury and head trauma. Chemically, brain damage can be triggered by chemical excitotoxins such as MSG and aspartame, resulting in the physical trauma above. Excitotoxicity can occur in both acute and chronic (slowly developing) forms.

It is interesting to note that Alzheimer's disease is in
large part an excitotoxicity disease. Excitotoxins in liquid forms are much more toxic than solid forms because they are rapidly absorbed and attain high concentration in the blood. This means that many of the commercial soups, sauces and gravies containing MSG are very dangerous to nervous system health, and should especially be avoided by those with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease and those who are at a high risk of developing one of them. They should also be avoided by cancer patients and those at high risk for cancer, because of the associated generation of free radicals and lipid peroxidation.

As a general rule, it is suggested that persons with either of
these diseases avoid MSG containing foods as well as red meats, cheeses and pureed tomatoes, all of which are known to have higher levels of glutamate.

Taken from research on excitotoxins by Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD.,
"Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills."


To: jshull@sweetpoison.com
Subject: safe sweeteners?

Q) Hello, I do not eat sugar and sweets, and I just recently gave up aspartame. It is really hard to not eat anything sweet, and I was wondering if there is any kind of sugar that is actually unharmful to my health. Is
there any sugar I can use because nutrasweet and splenda are harmful too?

A) Thanks for writing. And thanks for giving up the aspartame and diet drinks. Any natural unprocessed sugar is OK for you to use, even healthier for diabetics. The body eats natural sugars as it would any raw food. It processes the sugar as fuel, burns calories to digest it, and then eliminates the residuals instead of storing them as fat. Natural sugars can be bought at the natural market in bulk as Succanat or Turbinado. Fructose is another choice, even though it is not my favorite as it can get too involved in your insulin levels if extracted and used too much. Stevia is an herb from South America used to treat diabetes and gum disease. It's very sweet and found in packets, granules, and liquid form at the health stores. Honey and molasses are also great natural sugars that will burn as fuel in the body without fatty wastes, and remember that you can savor the natural tastes of foods as sweet all on their own, too. Grains, fruits and veggies have a natural sweetness that goes overlooked.

The best thing to do is stay away from the artificial and chemical sweetener substitutes. They have NO food value, trick the body into thinking it is eating something sweet, and have by-products of harmful toxic side effects. And remember that aspartame was discovered as an ulcer drug, not a sweetener. Every diet drink you used to drink was a dose of medication !! UGH.

Good luck and stay healthy. The tip for 2003 .... drink plenty of bottled water and exercise!! Go to this link on my web site for more info on other artifical sweeteners: http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-sweeteners.html


Government Recalls
Florida Firm Has Recalled Pork Sausage Products
Reason: May be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Distribution: Florida.


Government Recalls
Georgia Firm Has Recalled Chicken
Reason: May be contaminated with a foreign material, plastic.
Distribution: AL, FL, GA, IL, KY, MD, MS, MO, NC, TN and Texas.



Government Recalls
CPSC Alerts Shoppers to Dangers of Using Loose-Fitting Cotton
Garments as Sleepwear for Kids.



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