味精(MSG)是否安全?/ Is MSG safe?


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味精是我们都非常熟悉的普通食品添加剂。 有些人说味精对身体有害,也有人说它是绝对安全和无害的,即使美国FDA(食品和药物管理局)把它视为GRAS(一般被认为是安全的)。 那么味精真的很安全吗?

Is MSG safe?

A common food additive that we all know too well is MSG.  Some people say it is bad for you while others say that it is completely safe and harmless even the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of the United States considers it as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).  So is MSG really safe? 


• 酵母抽提物
• 谷氨酸(麸氨酸)


• 酱油
• 原汁
• 肉汤
• 玉米淀粉
• 玉米油



• 体温

Well, let’s start with the different names that MSG appears as on food labels.

  • Msg (Monosodium glutamate)
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Hydrolyzed protein
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Yeast nutrient
  • Yeast extract
  • Textured Protein
  • Torulo yeast
  • Glutamate
  • Glutamic acid

Even though it is not labeled, MSG can usually be found in 

  • Flavors/Flavorings
  • Seasonings
  • Natural Flavors/Natural Flavorings
  • Natural Pork Flavoring
  • Natural Beef Flavoring
  • Natural Chicken Flavoring
  • Soy Sauce
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Soy Protein
  • Bouillon
  • Stock
  • Broth
  • Malt Extract
  • Malt Flavoring
  • Barley Malt
  • Anything Enzyme Modified
  • Carrageenan
  • Maltodextrin
  • Pectin
  • Corn Starch
  • Corn Oil
  • Anything Ultra-Pasteurized

In a study conducted in North and South china, people where compared on how much MSG they had in their diet. The study concluded that the more people ate MSG the more likely they would be overweight. In animal studies, MSG can create lesions (a damaged spot) in the hypothalamus within the brain as well as cause leptin resistance.

The hypothalamus is important in controlling 

  • Body Temperature
  • Thirst
  • Appetite and weight control
  • Emotions
  • Sleep cycles (trouble sleeping)
  • Sex drive (difficulty with sexual reproduction)
  • Breast milk (releasing breast milk, starting and starting production of breast milk)
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • Production of digestive juices
  • Balancing bodily fluids
  • Thyroid (regulates metabolism, energy levels, developmental growth children and adults)





Leptin is a hormone produced in fat cells.  When leptin levels are high they tell the brain to eat less and to burn more energy.  When leptin levels are low they tell the brain to eat more (the thinks the body is starving) and to conserve energy.  So, when someone is leptin resistant, the brain does not respond to leptin properly thinking that the body has low leptin levels.  This in turns makes the brain think that the person is starting thus making them eat more and gain weight.  Leptin communicates with the hypothalamus of the brain.  Now, if MSG damages this part of the brain then what do you think happens?  The brain may think it is starving and will not respond to leptin properly.

Some symptoms of MSG consumption especially if intolerant include

  • Burning sensation in the back of the neck, forearms and chest
  • Numbness in the back of the neck, radiating to the arms and back
  • Tingling, warmth and weakness in the face, temples, upper back, neck and arms
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Bronchospasm (difficulty breathing) in MSG-intolerant people with asthma
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness

味精通过令脑细胞兴奋死亡而导致其损伤。 在一定程度上(不完全),镁,适当形式的维生素C和维生素E可以保护大脑免受如:神经毒素味精造成的危险。 此外,未经已经显示穿过胎盘并影响子宫中发育中的胎儿的大脑。味精多年来对脑部的进一步损伤也可能是发展肌萎缩性侧索硬化症,帕金森病和阿尔茨海默病的人群中的一种致病因子。

那么为什么会添加到食物? 如你所知,味精增加了食物的味道和香气。 这对于公司来说非常棒,因为它们使食物更加美味可口,让人们不断回来。 这对于公司和餐馆来说有助于出售自己的产品和增加业务是个好消息。
如您所见,味精会导致许多健康问题,并损害大脑。 那么为什么我们没有看到它被禁止?

MSG causes its damage by exciting brain cells to death.  To an extent (not completely), magnesium, the proper forms of vitamin C and vitamin E can protect the brain from dangerous neurotoxins such as MSG.  Additionally, MSG has been shown to cross the placenta and affect the brain of the developing child in the womb.  The progressive damage to the brain by MSG over many years can also be one of the causative agents in people who develop Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

So, why is it added to food?  As you know, MSG increases the flavor and aroma of food.  This is great for companies as it makes their food more desirable and tasty, so that people keep coming back for more.  This is great news for companies and restaurants to help sell their products and increase business.   

As you can see, MSG causes many health problems and damages the brain.  So, why have we not seen it banned?


原因在于,谷氨酸工业(那些对味精有经济利益以提高利润的人)在1977年创建了名为国际谷氨酸技术委员会(IGTC)和谷氨酸协会(TGA)的非营利组织。IGTC是研究味精的行业组织。 IGTC以研究资助的形式花钱,使科学家和机构进行促进味精作为人类消费安全的研究。 虽然国际食品信息委员会(IFIC),往往资助不同的卫生机构,主要由食品工业与TGA一起资助,但向公众宣传,味精对人类来说是安全的,

正如你所看到的,在我们生活的世界里,味精不会很快消失。 因此,由你掌握自己的手,保护家人和亲人的健康,



(执笔者背景:美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia,两个孩子的妈妈,也是执笔者的妻子。)

The reason lies in that the glutamate industry (those who have a financial interest in MSG to boost their profit) created the nonprofit organization called International Glutamate Technical Committee (IGTC) and The Glutamate Association (TGA) back in 1977.  The IGTC is the research organization for the MSG industry.  The IGTC spends money in the form of research grants getting scientists and institutions to conduct studies which promote MSG as being safe for human consumption.  While The International Food Information Council (IFIC) which is primarily funded by the food industry along with TGA promote to the public that MSG is safe for humans often funding different health organizations.

As you can see, in the world we live in, MSG won’t disappear any time soon.  Therefore, it is up to you to take matters into your own hands and protect the health of your family and loved ones.

So, are you still eating that tasty MSG? 

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你有服用西药吗 如果有,你是否知道以下内容?/ Are you taking Western medicine? If you are, are you aware of the following?

你有服用西药吗? 如果有,你是否知道以下内容?

当有人听到一种新的药物时,挑剔的患者可能会问:“这种药物是否有副作用?”嗯,询问是否有副作用是值得称赞的,因为没有人希望吃完这个药后引起头痛或吃完那个药后又引起便秘 。 更不要说某些药物引起的一些更严重的副作用可能是具有相当破坏性的,比如造成血栓或心脏损伤等等。 还好的是不是每个人在服用药物后都会遭受副作用,或者意识到会有副作用。 然而,大多数人在服用西药时并不知道甚至短期使用都会产生负面影响。


这可能有多严重? 那我们来看看一些药物可以做什么。

Are you taking Western medicine?  If you are, are you aware of the following?

When someone hears about a new medication, the discerning patient may ask, “Does this medication have any side effects?”  Well, it is commendable to ask about side effects as no one may want to have a headache from this medication or constipation from this other one.  Let alone some of the more serious side effects of certain medications that can be quite devastating like blood clots or heart damage to name a few.  Good thing is not everyone will suffer a side effect when taking a medication or be aware of one.  Nevertheless, there is something that most people are not aware of when taking western medication and even short term use can have a negative impact. 

Medications can strip the body of vital vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

How serious can this be?  Well, let’s see what some medications can do.

我们从常用的抗生素,四环素开始吧。 四环素可以防止身体吸收:




Let’s start with the commonly use antibiotic, TetracyclineTetracycline can prevent the body from absorbing:

  • Iron (prevents anemia, magnesium (lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes)
  • Zinc (helps with concentration and memory, reduce severity of premenstrual syndrome)
  • Calcium (helps build and strengthen bones)(aids in normal function of the heart).

Antibiotics in general can:

  • Deplete the body of B vitamins
  • Vitamin K (important for heart health, bones, reduces menstrual pain and bleeding). Antibiotics
  • Kill off good bacteria (probiotics) in the digestive system (help with digestion and absorption of nutrients, improves the immune system, improves mood).

















Beta blockers a group of drugs to lower high blood pressure can:

  • Depletes an important enzyme called CoQ10 (ubiquinone).

CoQ10 is important to

  1. Strengthen the immune system
  2. Help with fatigue
  3. Prevent heart attacks
  4. Prevent heart failure.
  • Additionally, this group of drugs depletes melatonin which helps with
    1. Sleep
    2. Strengthens your immune system
    3. Slows down cellular aging
    4. Helps prevent cancer (especially breast).

Another group of drugs used to lower blood pressure known as ACE inhibitors deplete zinc

While another group of medications to lower blood pressure, Calcium Channel Blockers deplete potassium

Another group of drugs used to lower blood pressure Diuretics deplete the body of

  • B vitamins (important in preventing for certain kinds of anemia, helps with energy levels).

Additionally, Thiazide diuretics decrease 

  1. Magnesium
  2. Zinc

Loop diuretics deplete 

  1. Magnesium
  2. Calcium
  3. Potassium (prevents muscle spasms, lowers blood pressure)
  4. Zinc
  5. Vitamin C (improves immune system, helps collagen formation).

A commonly used medication for heart failure, Digoxin lowers levels of

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus (strengthens bones, detoxifies body, helps improve energy levels)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)(improves appetite, increases energy levels, protects the nerves)
  • Potassium

Another major group of drugs that help lower cholesterol known as Statins also lower CoQ10 levels by preventing the production of the enzyme in the body.

Some medications deplete the body of nutrients by making it work faster. This includes gout medication (Colchicine), some steroids, and some antibiotics such as Penicillin (depletes potassium) and gentamicin (causes imbalances of magnesium, potassium, and calcium).

一些流行的,治疗胃灼热,胃酸反流和溃疡的药物可能会导致维生素B12缺乏症。 维生素B12对记忆,脑功能,预防某些类型的贫血和能量水平很重要。 它还降低叶酸水平(帮助婴儿的神经系统,面部和心脏正常发育,有助于能量水平,帮助某些种类的贫血),也降低。 此外,这些药物降低维生素D的吸收(预防心脏病,缺乏钙会造成骨质疏松症,免疫系统差,痴呆)。 这些药物的一个亚类,质子泵抑制剂,如奥美拉唑也会消耗的水平。

用于抑郁症的药物称为抗抑郁药,会使身体耗尽各种B族维生素,比如维生素B 12叶酸等。

Popular medications to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency.  Vitamin B 12 is important for memory, brain function, prevent certain types of anemia, and energy levels.  It also decreases levels of folate (proper development of the baby’s nervous system, face, and heart, helps with energy levels, helps with certain kinds of anemia), iron, and zinc.  Additionally, these medications lower the absorption of calcium and Vitamin D (prevents heart disease, osteoporosis, poor immune system, dementia).  A subclass of these medications, proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole deplete levels of magnesium as well.

Medications used for depression, called antidepressants make the body use up various B vitamins such as Vitamin B 12 and folate.



•维生素B 12


•维生素B 12

Birth control and hormone replacement therapy medications deplete the body of

  • Vitamin B6 (reduces premenstrual syndrome, helps with anxiety and depression, helps with low energy levels),
  • Vitamin B 12
  • Folate
  • Magnesium.

The commonly prescribed medication for diabetes, Metformin reduces levels of

  • Vitamin B 12
  • Folate



• 维生素C





• 维生素C





The commonly used pain medication Hydrocodone depletes the body of

  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Folate

Pain medications such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen that also help reduce inflammation deplete

  • Folate

Aspirin which is used for pain or to prevent stroke and heart attack from a clot depletes

  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Folate

Tylenol (acetaminophen) which is popularly used for pain and fever depletes

  • CoQ10
  • Glutathione (protects against cancers such as breast, helps detoxify the body, and protects the liver).

Lastly, medications used for constipation known as laxatives deplete 

  • Potassium
  • Calcium




Be aware that the list above does not cover all medications since not all medications have been studied to see if they deplete vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.  Hopefully, this gives you a better perspective concerning Western medicine sometimes called conventional medicine.  As you can see, these medicines not only can cause side effects, but nutritional deficiencies and in turn the nutritional deficiencies can adverse effect your health.  So, the foundation to being healthy is having a balanced organic or gmo-free diet.  However, many people need supplementation with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, since their diets are poor, do not have the knowledge of a proper diet, do not have access to good quality food, or a combination of these factors. 

Supplementation with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients needs to be tailored to each person.  Each person needs certain vitamins and minerals which are dependent on a combination of factors such as current age, health status, emotional state, nutritional status, etc.  

A one size fits all approach can be detrimental. 

例如,有人在互联网上询问一个受欢迎的卖家,“你有什么产品对我的贫血好?”然后这个完全没有,或者只有有限的健康知识的卖家通过网上复制粘贴其他人的文章以获得他人的信誉,然后就告诉你, “我有这个非常棒的铁剂,能解决您的贫血问题。”。可卖方没有考虑到,或者甚至不知道有不同的营养不良的原因可以造成贫血,或患者可能正在流血,甚至危及生命,需要去看医生治疗的。又比如说,如果买方的铁缺乏不是造成该人贫血的原因,而且是由钴胺素或叶酸缺乏或其他营养缺乏引起的,而买方的铁水平实际上是正常的。现在会有什么事发生呢?这位听信的买家就会服用额外的铁。我们知道买家的贫血没有得到医治。在数周或数月的时间内,买方开始出现铁毒性症状,如呕吐,腹泻,嗜睡,身体毛发丧失,关节疾病,慢性感染,肝衰竭和内部出血。你想成为那位买家吗?我不会。



For example, someone asks a popular seller on the internet, “What is good for my anemia?”  So, the seller with limited to no health knowledge who has copied and pasted from other people’s articles on the internet to gain credibility tells the person, “I have this great iron product which will fix your anemia problem.”  The seller doesn’t take into account or probably doesn’t even know that there are many kinds of anemia caused by different nutritional deficiencies or that the patient may be having a life threatening bleed that needs to be seen by a doctor.  Say, if the buyer’s iron deficiency is not the cause of the person’s anemia and it is caused by a cobalamin or folate deficiency or some other nutritional deficiency and the buyer’s iron level is actually normal.  What happens now?  The trusting buyer takes the extra iron.  We know the buyer’s anemia is not corrected.  In the course of weeks or months, the buyer starts to begin exhibiting symptoms of iron toxicity such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of body hair, joint diseases, chronic infection, liver failure, and internal bleeding.  Would you like to be that buyer?  I wouldn’t.

Let me give you one more example.  Say, if another buyer asks the same seller,” I have osteoporosis (brittle bones).”  The seller says, “I have this calcium supplement which is great for bones!”  The buyer agrees and purchases and takes the calcium.  In this case, the buyer and seller are not aware of the need for vitamin D, vitamin K2, and magnesium are also needed in order for the calcium to go to the bones.  Without proper direction calcium can deposit in arteries increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.  Now, when taking calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, and magnesium it needs to be given in the proper ratios as well.  So, as you can see it is not as simple as just giving someone calcium.  Again, would you like to be that buyer?  You, already know our answer.  I can give you plenty more examples, but I think these two have gotten our point across.

As you can see the seller just wants to know enough to sound convincing to attract as many buyers as possible.  To the seller, business is business.  There is a saying that goes, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”  However, as you can see, the seller lacks the proper knowledge to suggest an appropriate product to the buyer.  Yes, there are at times the seller is correct, the symptoms are not so severe, or there is no beneficial or harmful effect.  Nevertheless, a broken clock is always correct twice a day. 

通过阅读我们仔细研究的文章,表明您正在花时间,积极的对待您的健康。 我们赞扬你采取措施对待您的健康。 因此,出于对您的安全和健康的考虑,请始终谨慎考察维生素,矿物质和补品的销售者知识。 如果你告诉他们你有一些健康问题,他们简单问一问就说这些产品对你的疾病有好处,而不是要求你提供更多的信息。 你作为潜在的买家要小心了,非常小心。



(执笔者背景:美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia,两个孩子的妈妈,也是执笔者的妻子。)

By reading our articles which we carefully research, it shows that you are taking the time and have an active interest in your health.  We applaud you in taking control of your health.  So, out of concern for your safety and health, always keep in mind what knowledge the seller of vitamins, minerals, and supplements has.  If you tell them that you have a certain problem and they state this is good for it without asking for more information than just the basics.  You as the potential buyer beware, be very very careful.

Please be very discerning about who you buy products from. 

We wish you continued great health.



那么什么是维生素A?/ So what is vitamin A?


它是脂溶性维生素之一。 这意味着需要摄入脂肪才能吸收它。 维生素A的两种主要形式是β-胡萝卜素和视黄醇。 还有其他形式。 β-胡萝卜素需要被身体转化为视黄醇才可以使用。 另一方面,视黄醇可以让身体立即使用。


所以,现在你知道维生素A的两种主要形式β-胡萝卜素和视黄醇。 β-胡萝卜素来源于水果和蔬菜等植物。

So what is vitamin A?

It is one of the fat soluble vitamins.  This means one needs to consume fat in order to absorb it.  Two main forms of Vitamin A are beta-carotene and retinol.  There are other forms as well.  Beta-carotene needs to be converted by the body to retinol before it can be used.  On the other hand, retinol can be immediately used.

Which is the best form of Vitamin A?

So, now you know there are two main forms of Vitamin A beta-carotene and retinol.  Beta carotene comes from plant sources such as fruits and vegetables.




Foods high in beta-carotene

  • Bake sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, Turnip greens, Beet greens)
  • Lettuce
  • Cantaloupe Melon
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Dried Apricots
  • Cooked Peas
  • Cooked Broccoli

Conversely, retinol comes from animal sources like liver, eggs, and fish.




所有β-胡萝卜素需要被身体转化才能成为功能性视黄醇。 在至少6单位的β胡萝卜素中,将需要一个完美健康的人才能将其转化为1单位的视黄醇。 这意味着,你必须吃超过2000克(2公斤)的胡萝卜才能获得相同量的维生素A,就好像你吃了85克牛肝一样。 我们大多数人的健康都不完美,更不用说有那么的爱胡萝卜了。


Foods high in retinol

  • Fermented cod liver oil
  • Cod liver oil
  • Animal Live (beef, duck, goose, lamb)
  • Whole milk from grassfed animals
  • Butter from grassfed animals
  • Eggs (yolks) from free range chickens, ducks, goose
  • Cream from grassfed animals
  • Shrimp

All beta-carotene needs to be converted by the body in order to be functional retinol. It would take someone with perfect health at the very least 6 units of beta carotene in order to convert to 1 unit of retinol.  This would mean, you would have to eat over 2000 grams (2 kilograms) of cooked carrots to get the same amount of vitamin A as if you ate 85 grams of beef liver. Most of us are not in perfect health let alone love carrots that much.

Are there any rabbits out there?



Some of those not able to convert properly are or likely to have a deficiency

  • Diabetics
  • Those with thyroid disorders
  • Alcohol users
  • Those with liver diseases
  • Pancreatic enzyme deficiency (Digestive enzyme deficiency)
  • Exposure to toxins (Pesticides, Processed and fast foods)
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Stress (Physical and Mental)
  • Those who have low fat diets or have been on low fat diets
  • Digestive problems (Many people have poor digestion nowadays)
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Infants (carrots aren’t going to provide sufficient vitamin A for a baby)
  • Vegan or Vegetarian diet



So, if I lack vitamin A what could happen?

  • Vision disorders such as night blindness
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Poor Immune system
  • Mood disorders
  • Skin disorders (Acne, eczema)
  • Infertility
  • Hormone Imbalances







总之,维生素A对身体正常运作非常重要。首先,确保您从您的饮食中获得维生素A(最好是动物来源),如果需要额外的维生素A,最好是从全食物提取出来的。确保您获得足够的锌,脂肪,维生素D,维生素K2和镁,这一点很重要,因此您的身体可以充分利用您的饮食中的维生素A。避免所有合成形式的维生素A,并留意您的膳食维生素A的 摄入量和补充剂维生素A的摄入量。



(执笔者背景:美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia,两个孩子的妈妈,也是执笔者的妻子。)


So, I have heard that too much vitamin A can be toxic.

Well it can be if you a synthetic form of vitamin A.   Additionally, always be mindful of your dietary and supplemental intake as well.  The safest forms of vitamin A are from your diet and from whole food sources which are vitamins made from foods rather than vitamin A or beta-carotene made in some laboratory.  Synthetic vitamin A (common in cheap vitamins) is quite toxic as synthetic beta-carotene has been linked to an increased cancer and heart disease risk in those who smoke and drink alcohol

Signs of vitamin A toxicity include:

  • Bone loss
  • Confusion
  • Hair loss
  • Liver damage

In order for vitamin A to be used properly you need to keep in mind the following

  • Needs zinc to help your vision
  • Needs fat to be absorbed
  • Needs vitamin D
  • Needs vitamin K2
  • Needs magnesium

In conclusion, vitamin A is very important for the body to function normally. First and foremost, make sure you get your vitamin A from your diet (preferably animal sources) and if you need additional vitamin A it is best to get it from whole food supplements. It is important to make sure you get sufficient zinc, fat, vitamin D, vitamin K2, and magnesium, so you your body can fully make use of the vitamin A in your diet. Avoid all synthetic forms of vitamin A and watch your dietary and supplemental intake of vitamin A.

So are you getting enough vitamin A?

你想要有健康的牙齿吗?/ Do you want to have healthy teeth?


(原创于www.eliaus.com 博主:Elia    微信号:us20120514)

谁不想有一个美丽和健康的微笑? 大多数人羡慕模特儿和时尚的人,有着完美的牙齿。 不仅笑起来非常好看,而且健康的口腔对身体健康非常重要。 你可能会问为什么?


Do you want to have healthy teeth?

Who doesn’t want to have a beautiful and healthy smile?  Most people envy models and fashionable people with perfect looking teeth.  Not only is a great smile great to have, but a healthy mouth is very essential to good health.  Why, you may ask. 

Well, let me show you.



Benefits of having a healthy mouth

  1. Boosts your self confidence
  2. Reduces risk of infection and inflammation in your body
  3. Aids in controlling your blood sugar if you have diabetes
  4. Food tastes better
  5. No bad breath



Essential Vitamins and Minerals for your mouth

  • Vitamin D (Helps body absorb calcium for your teeth)
  • Calcium (Strengthens teeth and Jaw)
  • Potassium (Strengthens teeth and Jaw and reduces calcium loss)
  • Phosphorus (Strengthens teeth and Jaw)
  • Vitamin K (Prevents bone break down)
  • Vitamin A (Strengthens gums and tissue in the mouth, helps your mouth heal quickly)
  • Vitamin C (Strengthens gums and tissue in the mouth, preventing teeth from loosening)



Habits that can make you lose your teeth

  • Smoking (besides tooth loss it can also cause mouth cancer, gum disease, and cavities)
  • Chewing tobacco (mouth cancer, gum disease, and cavities)
  • Not brushing your teeth regularly
  • Not flossing your teeth regularly
  • Using your teeth as a tool (wear down your teeth, fracture your teeth, break off a piece of your tooth)
  • Sipping on coffee throughout the day (stain your teeth and increase the risk of cavities)
  • Sugary foods
  • Carbonated drinks (mineral water, soda)


•习惯性刷牙(每天3次 - >吃饭前或饭后至少30分钟)

Habits that can help you keep your teeth

  • Dental exam and teeth cleaning at least twice yearly or more often if directed by your dentist
  • Brushing teeth regularly (3 times daily->before you eat or at least 30 minutes after you eat)
  • Flossing daily
  • Consume probiotics specifically for the mouth
  • Visit the dentist if you have pain ((swelling in your mouth, face, neck), puffy/bleeding gums, difficulty chewing or swallowing, dry mouth, jaw pain, mouth sore that lasts longer than a week)
  • Tongue scraping
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months
  • Oil pulling (Coconut Oil)



一般来说,初始效果需要一周的时间,持续一个多月或更长的时间可见显著效果。 油拔应每隔一天进行一次。 非常棒的事情是,它不会像一般的漱口水那样令口腔干燥。 椰子油有许多其他有益用途,我们将在以后的文章中讨论。



How to oil pull

  1. Oil pull first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink anything
  2. Swish gently to avoid a sore mouth or jaw with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (15ml) in your mouth and between your teeth for 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Spit out the oil in the trash as you don’t want to clog up the drain then rinse your mouth out with warm salty water.
  4. Brush your teeth.

Generally, it takes a week for initial effects and a month or more for long lasting effects. Oil pulling should be done every other day. A great thing is that it does not dry out your mouth like certain mouthwashes. Coconut oil has many other beneficial uses which we will discuss in future articles.

Oil pulling helps with

  • Help fight tooth decay
  • Whitens teeth
  • Helps avoid cavities (reduces bacteria that causes cavities)
  • Strengthens gums and jaw
  • Reduces inflammation in the mouth
  • Helps with bleeding gums








(执笔者背景:美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia,两个孩子的妈妈,也是执笔者的妻子。)

Poor dental health increases the risk of

  1. Pneumonia and other respiratory conditions

Research published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that poor oral health may increase the risk of respiratory infections such as pneumonia, acute bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as bacteria from the upper throat which is close to the mouth can be inhaled into the lungs. Bad bacteria can also access the lungs via the blood.

2. Cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, strokes, atherosclerosis)

3. Bacterial endocarditis (Infection of the heart)

4. Preterm birth and low birth weight

5. Erectile Dysfunction

6. Developing certain kinds of cancers (kidney, pancreatic, blood)

7. Digestive problems

8. Serious dental infection (some if not treated can kill you as the dangerous bacteria spreads into your bloodstream causing a systemic infection)

So, as you can see having a healthy mouth can mean much more than having good looking and clean teeth. Just spending a few minutes every day can really improve your health.

So, how’s your dental health?

Disclaimer / 免责声明

  • http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/gum-disease-health#1
  • https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/vitamins-and-minerals.html
  • https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/5-work-habits-that-can-wreck-your-teeth.html
  • https://draxe.com/oil-pulling-coconut-oil/http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/top-reasons-to-visit-dentist
  • https://www.perio.org/consumer/healthy-lungs?_ga=1.37946979.1347599731.1493268369
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17012732
  • https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Member%20Center/FIles/Perio_heart.pdf?la=en
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217279/
  • https://www.perio.org/consumer/erectile_dysfunction




你有没有听说过幽门螺杆菌?/ Have you ever heard of the bacteria called H. pylori?


(原创于www.eliaus.com 博主:elia, 微信号:us20120514)




• 口臭





• 胃溃疡





Have you ever heard of the bacteria called H. pylori?

H. pylori is commonly found in the stomach of two thirds of the world’s population. This bacteria is responsible for most ulcers of the stomach and top part of the small intestine. Furthermore, H. pylori is a prime cause of gastric cancer.  Not to scare you, but gastric cancer is responsible for the second most cancer related deaths in the world and the third most common cancer in China.

What are some common symptoms of H. pylori infection?

  • Bad breath
  • Belching
  • Bloating
  • Deceased appetite
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark or tarry stools









So, how does one get H. pylori?

Over half the Chinese population gets H. pylori in childhood.  Typically, it is spread by mouth-to-mouth contact (spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, acquaintance) as well as from contaminated food and water.  So, a family member can have it and give it to you usually by sharing their spoon, fork, cup, chopsticks that has been poorly washed.  Additionally, one can get it when eating at a restaurant from poorly washed utensils, plates, and cups or someone who is infected with the bacteria didn’t wash their hands after going to the restroom then prepared or served your food.

When H. pylori is treated, make sure to treat the whole family at the same time as they may be also infected with the bacteria.  If you miss treating one family member, the whole family can get infected again.  Wash everything in hot soapy water.

So, does treating a H. pylori infection reduce your chances of gastric cancer?

In one clinical study, people from Shandong,  China who had their H. pylori bacterial infection eliminated 15 years earlier were shown to have an almost 40 percent reduced rate of gastric cancer.  There are also other risk factors for gastric cancer which include tobacco smoking (so stop smoking), chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), diet high in smoked,  salted, or chemically preserved foods, and a diet low in fruits and vegetables.




- 在服用抗生​​素时,请确保在治疗期间服用正确的益生菌以减少真菌感染的机会


自然 疗法

















How does one fight H. pylori?


  1. Antibiotics (have a 20% chance of getting the infection again and the treatment destroys most of your good bacteria leading to possible fungal infections)  

-Make sure when taking antibiotics you take the proper probiotics during treatment to reduce the chance of a fungal infection


  1. Probiotics (Fight bacteria with bacteria. Important to know which ones.)
  2. Some Green tea (Not all green teas are as effective)
  3. Garlic (Especially raw (not cooked) and well cleaned or lightly cooked)
  4. Broccoli
  5. Some Raw Honey (Manuka honey)
  6. Omega 3
  7. Probiotic foods like (Organic raw dairy from A2 cows, organic raw dairy from goats and sheep, organic kefir)

Make sure to avoid or reduce

  1. Spicy Foods
  2. Pickled Foods
  3. Foods made with white flour
  4. Coffee
  5. Soda
  6. Caffeine rich foods like chocolate and certain candies
  7. Stress












(执笔者背景:美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia,两个孩子的妈妈,也是执笔者的妻子。)

How does one reduce the risk of getting H. pylori again?

  1. If you suspect that you may be infected, get tested by the doctor
  2. Good hygiene (hand washing)
  3. Have a clean source of water
  4. Avoid unsanitary areas (Don’t eat food from street vendors or from shady restaurants or even your neighbor if he or she has poor hygiene)
  5. Wash your hands regularly (after shaking hands, going to the restroom, touching unsanitary things)
  6. If one member has it treat the whole family conventionally or naturally
  7. Use your own utensils (cup, plate, chopsticks, spoon, fork, knife)
  8. Do not eat poorly/prepared cooked food.

So, with a change in diet and lifestyle one can lower one’s risks of complications from a H. pylori infection.  Have you been tested?  Are you ready to make the necessary changes?  Are you ready to reduce your risk factors for stomach cancer?


由于维生素缺乏症,您是否患有贫血?/ Do you have anemia due to a vitamin deficiency?


Do you have anemia due to a vitamin deficiency?

Some signs and symptoms include:

  • Feeling confused
  • Poor memory
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Chest pain
  • Brittle nails
  • Poor appetite (Infants/Children)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Tingling feeling in your feet
  • Tingling feeling in your hands
  • Changes of personality
  • Feeling off balance
  • Pale skin
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle weakness

(原创于www.eliaus.com )


So, most people may state that I have always been this way, but vitamin deficiencies occur slowly over time.  Frequently, so slowly most times that the person with the deficiency does not realize it at all.  Friends or loved ones are more likely to sense the changes than you are.  Have you ever heard a friend who hasn’t seen you in weeks state, “you seem like you have gained some weight” or “you look pale, are you ok?” 

When one does not have enough vitamins and minerals to produce enough red blood cells to bring life sustaining oxygen to your body, one is said to have anemia.  There are many causes of vitamin deficiency anemia which quite frequently cannot be attributed to just being “low in iron”.  Many different vitamins and minerals are required to form healthy bloods cells including iron.

Folate deficient anemia causes:

  • Poor diet/Non organic diet
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Overcooking your food
  • Poor digestion/absorption -> The right and good quality probiotics, reduce inflammation in the digestive system
  • Consume Alcohol
  • Liver Disease
  • Prescription medications (medications for seizures, diabetes, and others)
  • Dialysis
  • Pregnancy -> Proper diet, Vitamins/Supplementation
  • Breastfeeding -> Proper diet, Vitamins/Supplementation
  • Cancer treatment

Vitamin B-12 deficient anemia

  • Poor diet/Non organic diet
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Overcooking your food
  • Poor digestion/absorption -> The right and good quality probiotics, reduce inflammation in the digestive system
  • Overgrowth of bad bacteria in your digestive system -> The right and good quality probiotics, reduce inflammation in the digestive system
  • Tapeworm
  • Autoimmune diseases (in addition to thyroid, diabetes)
  • Pernicious anemia (lack of intrinsic factor) – B-12 injections from your medical doctor

Iron deficient anemia

  • Poor diet/Non organic diet
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Overcooking your food
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood loss (Menstruation, ulcer, regular use of aspirin and related medications, regular bleeding hemorrhoids, colon polyp
  • Frequent blood donor
  • Infants/Children

Vitamin C deficient anemia

  • Poor diet/Non organic diet
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Overcooking your food
  • Smoking
  • Poor digestion/absorption -> The right and good quality probiotics, reduce inflammation in the digestive system
  • Chronic illness

Foods that worsen anemia

  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Bran
  • Conventional dairy (Non-organic)
  • Black Tea
  • Chocolate
  • Processed grains
  • Sugars
  • Sweeteners

The following above highlights the importance of having a good well balanced diet of fresh organic foods and if that is not possible to have at least a daily multivitamin to help fill in the gaps in your diet.  Additionally, some people may still need additional supplementation and with some conditions such as pernicious anemia medical intervention from a medical doctor (vitamin B 12 shots).  Having the proper form of these vitamins and minerals are important.  Otherwise, the body may not be able to absorb them properly causing one to still have the deficiency or causing harm to the body.  Therefore, if you supplement, always make sure to get the proper forms, quantities of vitamins and minerals.




•消化不良/吸收不良 - >正确和优质的益生菌,减少消化系统的炎症
•怀孕 - >正确的饮食,维生素/补充
•母乳喂养 - >适当的饮食,维生素/补充


•消化不良/吸收不良 - >正确和优质的益生菌,减少消化系统的炎症
•消化系统中不良细菌的过度生长 - >正确和优质的益生菌,减少消化系统的炎症
•恶性贫血(缺乏内在因素) - 让您的医生进行B-12注射




•消化不良/吸收不良 - >正确和优质的益生菌,减少消化系统的炎症



以上突出强调了新鲜的有机食品对于良好均衡饮食的重要性,如果实在无法获得,至少每日使用多种维生素来帮助填补饮食中的差距(需要咨询或者寻找有机食品,纯天然保健品或者纯天然维生素的请添加博主微信:us20120514)另外,有些人可能还需要额外的补充,还有一些特殊情况,需要通过医生的医疗干预,比如恶性贫血(注射维生素B 12)。正确使用维生素和矿物质是非常重要的。否则,身体可能无法正确吸收它们,造成身体依旧缺乏维生素或造成伤害。因此,如果您需要补充,请始终确保获得正确的方式,正确的数量的维生素和矿物质。(执笔者背景:美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia,两个孩子的妈妈,也是执笔者的妻子。)

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  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitamin-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20265323
  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20266514
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  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitamin-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20265323
  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20266514

太忙碌?你真的关注你和家人的健康吗 ?







Too busy?

Have you thought about you and your family's health?   

        With the advent of our busy modern lifestyle, we are stressed, eat whatever we can get our hands on, and are exposed to many pollutants from our food, water, air, and modern medicine.  Due to this, today, many suffer from poor health and a host of medical problems to an extent never before witnessed.  Many have chosen the route of going on with their routines hoping that modern medicine will help them with their maladies.  However, since modern medicine has become ever abundant, rates of asthma, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, digestion problems, allergies, insomnia, male problems, female problems, liver problems, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer has exploded in children as well as adults. 



       Modern medicine was created to help with specific conditions, but the components are synthesized in a laboratory or factory and come with many different additives to make the capsules, tablet, liquid, vaccine, etc.  They may be regulated, but many of the components are foreign to the body, putting additional stress on our livers, kidneys, and other organs used for detoxification.  They may fix or help with a condition, but regularly cause an imbalance of something else within the body, thus the reason for almost all medicines causing some array of side effects.  So think about it, has modern medicine really improved our health? 



       With our busy modern lifestyle, many don’t worry about the food we eat, or forget to each a meal or two during the day.  Farming methods used have depleted the soil of many nutrients and have sprayed crops with many pesticides, so the food many consume is less nutritious and can cause harm.  Many of the foods people consume are processed, even synthetic.  Many of our foods are contaminated or not what is says it to be on the label.  You’ve probably heard of stories of dangerous baby formulas, rice made out of plastic, tainted meat, and a whole other host of scary headlines concerning our food.  Many additives can cause harm to the body such as mono sodium glutamate, saccharin, plastics, aspartame, and a whole host more.  Foods are now even becoming genetically modified, like corn that produces its own pesticide killing the insects that try to eat it or soy plants that are more resistant to pesticide allowing farmers to add heavier doses of pesticide to these plants.  What are your thoughts, do you think consuming these foods and additives will lead to good health or perhaps great harm instead?



        Our water sources have been polluted with heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, chlorine byproducts, fertilizer, fluoride, fuel propellants, industrial solvents, pharmaceutical drugs, plasticizers, and radioactive isotopes, sometimes bacteria, cancer causing agents and a whole host more of health damaging components.  Many think that drinking bottled water is safer, but a good portion is just repackaged more expensive tap water.  Many toxins found in bottled water are not regulated either.  Do you trust the water you drink?



       What about the air we breathe?  Many are aware of the problem of carbon monoxide which reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the body’s organs and tissue.  However, there is also ozone which deceases lung function making asthma worse.   Metal industries, waste burners, and leaded aircraft fuel damages the nervous system affecting memory learning and IQ as well as negative effects on the heart and kidneys.  Particulate matter from wood, coal, and diesel can cause great detriment to the lung, heart, brain, nerves, liver, and kidneys.  If you are staying indoors all day, many times indoor air quality is worse than outdoors, but many will ask, what to do?


            希望,我没有吓到你。其实有很经济且实用的方法来改善你的健康。只是可能需要一些时间和精力。我将会在ELIA US 的健康主页中讨论一些策略。然而,一个很好的开始是通过改变饮食和补充饮食与维生素,矿物质和基于健康食品的补充剂。请注意,不是所有的维生素,矿物质和膳食补充剂都是一样的品质的,有些可能被污染,如含有汞的鱼油,有害的添加剂的片剂或合成的维生素。这些不被身体认同的外来物不仅无益反而会导致更多的危害。此外,尝试自己随意补充补充剂的人可能会摄取太多的维生素或矿物质,这些维生素或矿物质会引起毒性或与另一种补充剂,草药,医疗状况或所用药物相互作用。所以咨询专业人士是最妥当的。当正确使用身体能识别的维生素,矿物质和膳食补充剂,可以真正提高您的健康。那么,你是否希望能有一个健康愉快的生活方式?如果是这样,你还在等什么?。(执笔者背景:美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia,两个孩子的妈妈,也是执笔者的妻子。) 

       Hope, I haven’t scared you, but there are practical ways of improving your health.  It may take some time and effort.  There are some strategies that I will discuss in future posts.  However, a great way to start is by changes in diet and with supplementation of that diet with vitamins, minerals, and healthy food based supplements.  Please be aware that not all vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements are created equally, some can be contaminated like fish oil with mercury, tablets with harmful additives, or synthetic vitamins, not recognized by the body which causes more harm than good.  Additionally, people who try to supplement their diet themselves may be getting too much of a vitamin or mineral which can cause toxicity or an interaction with another supplement, herbal, medical condition, or a medication they are taking.  So, it is always good to ask those who know.  When used properly with the proper forms of them that the body recognizes vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements can really improve your health.  So, are you up for the task to live a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle?  If so, what are you waiting for?