Comprehensive Discussion About Protein in Relation to Health & Fitness

Comprehensive Discussion About Protein in Relation to Health & Fitness

The human body can be described an a living, organic machine with numerous processes operating all at the same time to maintain functionality.  But without two elements our bodies would crumble to nothing: over 60 percent of the human body is comprised of water and over 20 percent is protein.  Without having to read numerous studies, the “average Joe” can assume that humans need to consume water and protein daily to maintain normal body functionality.  Similar to water, protein can be consumed from nutritional sources but there are specific sources that are considered “optimal” for protein absorption.  The higher quality the protein is, the better the body can use to for function.  A list of optimal sources include:


Primary
-Chicken (Breast, Cutlet, Thigh)
-Beef (Lean Cuts of Sirloin, Rump)
-Eggs (One egg equals 6-8 grams of protein, this protein is typically more quickly absorbed than Beef & Chicken)
-Turkey (Breast, Thigh and lean ground)
-Dairy sourced protein (Milk, Whey Protein is a fast absorbed protein; Casein Powder is slower absorbed protein; Yogurt and Cheese are not always great sources of protein due to how they are processed in factories or the ingredient source is “synthetic milk product”)

Secondary
-Pork (Pork Chop is considered a good protein source while most pork products are high in fat content)
-Beans (Kidney Beans and Black Beans are high in quality protein)
-Rice (Rice is a low source of protein and high source of easy to digest carbohydrates; Brown Rice is seen as the best rice option by many nutritionists)
-Fish (Salmon, Flounder, Tuna, for example, are solid protein sources but not very high in number of grams per serving)

The Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) by U.S. Food and Nutrition Board is 0.8 grams per pound of body weight for sedentary adults; that number doubles or triples for young children and teenagers because the body is in a growing/development phase.  The “downside” of these RDA numbers is that the body loses some lean muscle mass daily and some protein does not get absorbed by the body depended on the quality of the protein and how backed up the GI Track is.  Note the phrase above: “sedentary adults”.  Being sedentary is not recommended by any health and fitness professional so these estimates are subjective.

The Recommended Amount of Physical Activity (RAA) per day is 60 minutes.  When we estimate the average person gets 7 hours of sleep, then you have 1 hour of activity, allowing for 16 hours in the rest of your day.  But how you eat during the rest of your day makes the biggest difference in your daily life: how well your brain functions, your mood, emotional and hormonal balance, etc.  Also, getting in physical activity every day taxes the body, accelerating the need for Macro-nutrients (Protein along with Good Carbohydrates and healthy Fat) and Micro-nutrients (Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber).  Since the food we eat is the fuel for the living machine that is our body, how do we get what we need each day if the amount of protein that is recommended to us is based on a sedentary lifestyle?

What Does Science Tell Us
Well let’s look at the science, starting with the study done at Kent University, where their researchers did a study with six test groups, divided into 3 sets of two categories: sedentary adults and weightlifting adults.  Each set of adults were given different amounts of protein:

1. One was given a low protein diet which was 0.9 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight.
2. Another group was given 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight.
3. The third ate 2.4 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight.
Groups 2 and 3 showed higher levels of protein synthesis in the body, less protein “wasted” during digestion, and groups that had regular exercise combined with the higher protein diets were healthier at the end of the study compared to the beginning of the study.

Furthermore, numerous research scientists in the field of science physiology and other related fields such as Dr. Peter Lemon, Dr. Susan Kleiner, Dr. Jacob Wilson, and Dr. Jim Stoppani all recommend that no matter what your activity level is, the RDA of 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight is far below what the human body really needs.  Depending on who you ask, the latest science shows us that we need between 1-2 grams of protein per pound of body weight for optimal health results.
Studies by University of Tampa and University of Oklahoma have shown that the quality of protein and eating of protein throughout the day has shown to result in optimal health benefits in numerous test subjects.  The results show that when you have protein with every meal throughout the day your body will absorb and utilize it better.

Finally, a study from University of Texas Medical Branch show that post-exercise the body needs three types of protein: Fast absorbing, Medium Absorbing, and Slow Absorbing.  They found this was the case because when the body has multiple types of protein post-exercise optimal protein synthesis and recovery continues throughout the day.  This leads to less muscle fatigue later in the day and the body will not Catabolize muscle (Catabolism is when your metabolism  breaks down muscle tissue to release energy.  Breaking down muscle is counterproductive to maintaining low levels of body fat and results in less skeletal muscle functionality and stability).

The value of Protein Powders

In the daily diet, packing enough protein in our meals is difficult because unless you are eating 8 meals per day like a bodybuilder or professional athlete who trains twice a day, getting enough protein into your day is difficult.  This is where protein powders come into play.  A good protein powder can inject 24-30 grams of protein into a meal without having to cook anything.  Protein powders can be consumed by mixing with water or blending into a smoothie.  Depending on your flavor of choice, you can get very creative with utilizing protein powder.  I know some people who put protein into pancakes, cookies, or other baked items as a way of getting more protein in their diet while also not consuming empty calories like white sugar or box batter mixes. 

Protein Spiking and allergen concerns

The concern with protein powders is the issue of protein spiking.  Protein Spiking is when a supplement company puts into its protein blend incomplete proteins then claim a product has a certain number of grams of protein.  An example of this is if a company claims one serving of their product has 30 grams of protein, but when you read the ingredients you find part of the protein blend is an Amino Acid like Leucine.  Leucine is important for enhanced protein synthesis and absorption in the body, but it is not a complete protein like Whey, Casein, Soy, or Egg Albumin.  The danger of taking a product that has incomplete proteins in their blend is metabolic imbalance, which can lead to less protein synthesis and more fat storage.  One of the reasons these companies get away with this deceptive labeling is by using testing that measures the level of nitrates in the powder instead of measuring of actual grams of complete proteins.  Also, any company that claims that their protein blend or Whey/Casein is a proprietary blend or special formula, not telling the consumer how much is actually in the ingredients, instead giving percentages.  These companies will not tell you what the percentages are based on within the ingredients, another way of getting away with not putting quality ingredients in their products.

Lets not forget about people with Gluten or Lactose allergies.  These individuals will have allergic reactions or Gastro Intestinal Track issues if they use some of these products.  Some companies are not transparent about how their protein is manufactured or the sources used for the protein powders.  This lack of honesty with the consumer is indicated by the basic warnings on the back of containers that state how the product was made is a factory that also manufactures products that contain nuts, dairy, etc.  This is their fall back to avoid legal issues and to tell the consumer “Hey, we warned you on the label!”.  The solution to dealing with potential protein spiking is to do your homework on a product before ingesting; anyone with food allergens should also never ingest anything without doing some investigating of the product and company first.

So How Does a Certified Nutritionist Get In a High Amount of Protein Each Day?

An example of a day of eating that I have done to ingest a high amount of protein is as follows:

-Breakfast – 1.5 Scoops of MTS Whey Peanut Butter Fluff Protein mixed in 16 oz. of water, 1 Apple (37 grams of protein)
-Post-workout Meal – 1.5 Scoops of MTS Whey Cookies N Cream in fruit smoothie with large banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup raspberries; 2 slices of Ezekiel Bread Toast with natural extra crunchy Peanut Butter (50 grams of protein)
-Lunch – Bed of Romaine Lettuce with Grilled Chicken (24 grams of protein)
-Snack Meal – 20 gram Protein Bar, 11 gram Protein Bar, 1 Orange
-Dinner –  10 Turkey sausage Links; Bowl of Organic Brown Rice, Black Eyed Peas, & Broccoli; 2 raw carrots (38 grams of protein)
Total protein for the day – 180 grams of protein; 2,000 Calories

In conclusion, we all need protein in our diets, but getting that protein is easier said than done.  You may not always get enough protein, but the more you try, the closer you will get to your goals.  Do not be fooled by the media headlines that make claims such as “Can Too Much protein Kill You?” because it’s hard enough to get 1 gram of protein per pound of your weight.
As a disclaimer, people with specific chronic illness or who have had surgery to remove a GI Track organ needs to consult a doctor on how much protein they can consume without becoming sick.

References/Further Reading
* http://www.prweb.com/releases/dupont-nutrition-health/protein-blend-muscle-mass/prweb11788928.htm
* http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/The-New-Rules-for-Protein.html
* http://www.jissn.com/content/4/1/8
* http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-basic-structure-of-proteins.html
* http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/9/1/5
* http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3133534/
* Applied Physiology Research Laboratory, Kent State University, OH 44242.
International journal of sport nutrition 07/1991; 1(2):127-45.
Source: PubMed
* Nutrition in Exercise and Sport, Third Edition
edited by Ira Wolinsk; Nutrition in Exercise and Sport, Third Edition
edited by Ira Wolinsk
* http://www.jimstoppani.com/home/articles/a-high-protein-diet-will-kill-you?preview
* http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10357740


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Most People Don’t Like Me

Most People Don’t Like Me

Most people don’t like me; No I’m not suffering from delusions, it’s really true;
When people meet me, most of them walk away and want nothing to do with me; There are others who accept me at first but after a while,
they decide they don’t like me either!

Whenever I go somewhere, and I’ve traveled extensively, I try to make friends;
because I really care, but I’ve found that there are very few who want to be my friend; Even though I don’t do anything to hurt anyone, they blame me for being mean to them and causing all sorts of trouble!

I must admit, I am different and because of that people don’t accept the kind things I do for them, They think I have ulterior motives for the kind way I treat them,
but I really don’t!

I must say also that since I’ve been around for a while, I have a lot of good advice for others; But most of the time when I share that advice, people don’t want to hear it! They won’t even try my idea of how to go about doing something; Of course when everything goes wrong, I try to explain that I was right and they should have listened to me but then they tell me I’m full of pride! It’s so frustrating when you know so much and people won’t let you help them, you know what I mean? They go around calling me a know it all, but can I help it if I know more than anyone? No, I really do know everything! Now you’re beginning to not like me anymore, I can tell, but I’m not prideful at all, I’m just being honest!

Speaking of honesty, that’s the thing people seem to hate the most about me! Whenever someone asks me my opinion, I don’t hold back, I can’t help it, I want to be completely honest, isn’t that the way to have an open relationship? But when I’m completely honest about what I’m thinking, well, let’s just say people have actually
tried to kill me!

There are those who spread lies about me too, No, I’m really not paranoid, I have proof! So many lies have been spread about me that before I even try to befriend certain people, As soon as they find out who I am, they already don’t like me and won’t even give me the benefit of the doubt! I’m guilty before their eyes without any concrete evidence!

I even wrote a book about myself explaining my side of the story; Some people bought the book and some people read it; but deep down inside, I know they really don’t believe me because they don’t act like it! Even the people I call my friends don’t always really believe what I say; Really it’s true! I know it’s true because even though they say they believe me, they show by their actions toward me that they don’t!

You know, just because I point out people’s faults all the time they think I am bad; But I’m only trying to help because I know how much what they’re doing is hurting them; Then they say I’m arrogant just because I insist I don’t have any faults! But it’s not pride it’s just a fact, why should I deny it? Sometimes it’s awful lonely at the top!

Do you know what it’s like to love someone, yet they have so many walls built up against you that you can’t get in? Then you know what I go through all the time! Now I could just burst through those walls but I know that they would get hurt in the process; And I don’t go around hurting anybody! Contrary to what you may have heard; No, I’ve never hurt anyone! I’ve never done anything wrong to any one; I’m even good to the people who don’t like me!
Really it’s true!

Oh by the way let me introduce myself, I really want you to give me the benefit of the doubt for your own good because you will really miss out on all that I can offer you in our friendship. Now before I tell you my name brace yourself because you’ve probably heard of me, And I don’t want you to hold any of
those things against me. They really are lies.

I want you and I to be the best of friends, and I really am glad you took the time to hear me out because maybe YOU AND I can have that kind of relationship few people will have with me; You know: I really must say that I love you already, just the way you are, I really mean it, and I hope you can love me too and not hold my reputation or my different ways against me, my name is God, Give me the benefit of the doubt
and I promise I won’t let you down and in the end,
You will realize that I was right all along!

“But this cometh to pass,
That the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law,
They hated me without a cause.”
John 15:25

 

MUST SEE: SDA HERESIES Seventh Day Adventist vs. Christianity

Seventh Day Adventists Add To The Gospel By Saying You Must Keep The Sabbath To Have Salvation & That The Mark Of The Beast Is Going To Church On Sundays

” Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”

Colossians 2:16-17

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

1 Timothy 4:1-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING DECEPTION ON THE RISE!

WARNING: Francis Bacon was NOT the son of a secret marriage of Queen Elizabeth and he was NOT reincarnated or had past lives. He was not the prophet Samuel or other famous historical figures! This is a direct attack on the history of the King James Bible and on history itself!

Secret societies do not bring forth truth or protect ‘hidden’ truths for the enlightenment for mankind.  The Word of God (The Holy Bible) is the ONLY vehicle of spiritual truth and it is the pillar and ground of all pure light, knowledge and wisdom.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 

The “brotherhood of light” (Illuminati types) did NOT bring us science and logic.  Secret societies have NO enriching secrets or truths.  They only open people up to deception, mysticism, superstition and bondage to dangerous and dark unclean spirits.  This type of “wisdom” is earthly, sensual, devilish.

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 

Truth and freedom DO NOT come by personal experience or feelings but only by the Holy Spirit! 

“And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;”  Isaiah 11:2

There is a direct correlation between the level the Word of God prevails in a society (not religion) to the amount of freedom and justice that society enjoys.

Learn from history! When people reject the truth they set themselves up for deep deception, confusion and every evil work; piercing themselves through with many sorrows!   Beware of videos like “Change is on the Horizon Dawn of the Golden Age” they are deceptions from the angel of light. 

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” James 3:17-18  

 

 

 

 

 

Why do Saudi Arabian men wear white & Women Forced To Black In The Sweltering Heat?

If you have ever been on the Arabian Peninsula you will know that the men wear white and their women black. I say “their women” because the women are in fact treated as a man’s pr…

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The Abomination Of Contemplative Prayer And Sensory Worship

The Abomination Of Contemplative Prayer And Sensory Worship

bells whistles smells sight flesh worship

Creating A Sensory Soothing Atmosphere

Creating A Sensory Soothing Atmosphere, Prayer Stations, Tactile Prayers,
“Creative” “Interactive” Worship Is Offering Strange Fire To The Lord

 

Worshiping The Lord Doesn’t Come Through Actions Of The Flesh But Of The Spirit, Mind, And Heart 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)

We Can Begin Worshiping The Lord In The Spirit, However Our Fallen Nature Tends To Be Drawn To Ending Up Trying To Be “Made Perfect” By The Flesh (Physical Actions Such As Postures Using Sights Sounds And Smells To “Connect” With God)  Worshiping With The Flesh Is A Mixture Of Strange Fire Before The Lord And Is An Abomination To Him Which Pollutes Our Prayers

Worship To The Lord In ANY Way Not Prescribed By Him EXACTLY Is Rebellion And Witchcraft Using Man’s Devices To Reach God However When We Do This We Are Not Reaching The True Lord, We Are Giving Ourselves Over To Demons God Hates A Mixture Of Our Prayers:  Praying To Him Engaging Physical Senses

Satan Has No Problem With Our Worshiping The Lord AS LONG AS We MIX It With Sensory Devices Which Calls On Unclean Spirits Polluting Our Worship To God

O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Galatians 3:1-3)

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

Breath Prayers

Breath Prayers

Saul Altered God’s Instructions, Disobeyed And Deceived Himself By Making An Excuse And Explaining His Actions Away To Samuel

But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly. Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night. And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD. And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed. Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel? And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD? And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal. And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. (1 Samuel 15:9-23)

Altering Pure Praise And Worship Is Offering An Unclean Sacrifice And Mingling Our Prayers With Deeds Of The Flesh Is Offering Strange Fire.  These Become Idolatry, Rebellion And Witchcraft And Pollutes Worship

bells whistles flesh worship

Mingling Prayer With Deeds Of The Flesh

Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon. (Exodus 30:9)

And Nadab and Abihu, the
sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put
incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded
them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they
died before the LORD. (Leviticus
10:1-2)

But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick,
thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made
him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They provoked him to
jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to
anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to
new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. (Deuteronomy 32:15-17)

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from
fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. (Acts 15:20)

MAN’S DEVICES & CURIOUS ARTS:  Remove Them From Your Life And The Word Of God Will Prevail In Your Mind And Life

idolatry shrines

Abstain From Pollutions Of Idols

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. (Acts 17:29)

And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. (Acts 19:18-20)

YHWH
Won’t Accept A Mixed Table So Instead You Will End Up Fellow-shipping With
Devils

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Ye Can Not Be Partakers Of The Lord’s Table, And Of The Table Of Devils

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. (1 Corinthians 10:20-21)

Worshiping The Lord In Another Way Than He Prescribes Communicates That His Way Is Not Enough Or CONTEMPTIBLE

Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. (Malachi 1:7)

We Don’t Realize The Fact That These Practices Alienate Our Minds From The Lord And His Word But It Happens Slowly And We Can End Up Deceived

And you, that were sometime alienated
and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
(Colossians 1:21)

Uncircumcised Foolish Darkened Hearts Dwell On Vain Imaginations

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1:21)

soothing senses

Ye Offer Polluted Bread Upon My Altar

Biblical Meditation Is An ACTIVE ENGAGED SOBER Thinking Rehearsing Speaking Studying Of God’s Word

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (Psalm 1:2) 

Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary
H1897. הָגָה
hagah
הָגָה hagah daw-gaw’

a primitive root (compare 1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by
implication, to ponder:—imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, X sore, speak,
study, talk, utter.

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. (1 Timothy 4:15-16)


Strong’s Greek Dictionary
G3191. μελεταω
meletao
μελεταω meletao mel-et-ah’-o

from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication)
revolve in the mind:—imagine, (pre-)meditate.

 

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (Ephesians 5:19-20)

Occupy Your Mind With Thinking On These Things:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

Counterfeit Meditation Is
‘Emptying’ Your Mind And Or Conjuring Up VAIN (Empty) Imaginations

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(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

It’s Not Possible To Use A Material Conduit

To Bring About A Holy Spiritual Result

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It’s Not Possible To Use A Material Conduit To Obtain A Holy Spiritual Result

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:13)

We Are Commanded To Mortify And Crucify The Lusts, Affections And Deeds Of The Flesh Instead Of Indulging Them With Sensual Worship Methods

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (Galatians 5:24)

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (Colossians 3:2-5)

 

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic condition that involves inflammation in the joints. Arthritis forms because the cartilage between joints wears down, leaving bones to rub against other bones, causing inflammation and pain. Apple cider vinegar is a traditional folk remedy for arthritis; however, there is no scientific research in support of this. Always consult your physician before trying any alternative remedy.

Arthritis

Arthritis is the most common disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, affecting nearly 21 million Americans. There are over 100 different types of arthritis that vary in severity, but osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type. No cure has been found for arthritis but treatment for the painful condition helps relieve symptoms. Pain medication, physical therapy and surgery are some options for people with arthritis.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple cider vinegar has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years. Hippocrates is believed to have used vinegar to treat his patients in 400 B.C. Apple cider vinegar, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, may have antimicrobial properties making it a natural germ killer and potentially useful for treating food poisoning. Apple cider vinegar is also purported to promote weight loss, lower cholesterol and improve skin; however, no research has backed these claims, according to eMedTV.com.

Vinegar and Arthritis

Alternative health practitioners recommend drinking apple cider vinegar to help treat the symptoms of arthritis. Vinegar is believed to relieve pain associated with arthritis and slow the progression of the disease. The University of Florida recommends mixing 2 tsp.of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water. Drink the mixture before each meal to relieve arthritis pain. Although there may be stories of people claiming to feel real benefits of apple cider vinegar in relation to arthritis, no research has validated these claims.

Precautions

Before trying any alternative treatment, it is critical that you discuss this with your medical provider. Apple cider vinegar can interact with certain medications. Its side effects include severe throat pain and low potassium in the blood. The high acidity in vinegar can exacerbate stomach pain, heartburn and nausea. Some people have experienced allergic reactions to vinegar including a rash, hives, itching and swelling. Because apple cider vinegar has not been studied, other side effects are not known.

Last Updated: May 10, 2015 | By Ireland Wolfe

Fresh-Apples

Natural apple cider vinegar can be considered one of natures superb foods. The powerful enzymes and minerals it possess are beneficial in the relief of various skin, joint, and digestive problems. Many arthritis sufferers drink apple cider vinegar on a daily basis to get relief from joint pain and stiffness. The best and most effective apple cider vinegar (ACV) should be organic, undistilled, unpasteurized and contain the floating brownish substance called the “mother.”

Essential nutrients of ACV include:

  • potassium
  • sulphur
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • copper
  • natural sodium
  • fluorine
  • silicon
  • calcium
  • magnesium and other powerful trace minerals, enzymes and amino acids

Natural acids contained in ACV are:

  1. malic acid
  2. acetic acid
  3. lactic acid

Natural acids assist in balancing the acid levels in your digestive system, which deters disease-producing bacteria growth, improving digestion. Malic acid is the major acid found in ACV and is naturally produced in the body during the metabolic cycle. Fruit and vegetables also contain malic acid and some of the fruits that are suggested for their malic acid content are:

  • lemons
  • apples ( contain a large amount of malic acid)
  • cherries
  • pineapples
  • raspberries
  • apricots
  • watermelon

Distilled vinegar may be more appealing to the eye but valuable nutrients are removed through pasteurization and what you have left is dead vinegar.

Natural apple cider vinegar should be made from organic apples. Apples are rich in potassium. Potassium helps to create youthful ageless tissues, keeping the body flexible and resilient.

*Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is a great brand and the brand I use and love. I have noticed a tremendous difference in the disappearance of aches and pain especially on the bottom of my feet. Bragg ACV is an overall excellent health tonic. You can purchase Bragg AVC at your local grocery store, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers (Vitamin Cottage) or online.

How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Relieve Joint Pain and Stiffness?

Potassium deficiency eventually causes joint stiffness and muscle cramps. The rich source of  potassium in ACV is an agent in removing toxins and acid crystals from the body, maintaining joint pliability. A build up of acid crystals lodge themselves in joint spaces causing pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Apple cider vinegar helps to put acid crystals into solution so they can be excreted from your body relieving stiffness and pain.

What Are Acid Crystals/Uric Acid Crystals?

You may be wondering what acid crystals are and how your body produces them. In a simplified term, acid crystals are substances that are formed after your body naturally breaks down waste products also known as purines. If there is an over production of uric acid and your kidneys are not filtering or eliminating adequate amounts of the acid crystals it may lead to problems such as hyperuricemia (high level of uric acid in the blood), resulting in gout and other arthritic conditions. Increased levels of uric acid  can also cause a collection of crystal deposits in your kidneys producing kidney stones which are very painful.

The cause of high levels of acid crystals can be associated with dietary intake of foods high in purines (uric acid).  Purines are considered foods which elevate the acid levels in your blood.

Click on this link to view a Purine Table of Foods High, Moderate and Low in Uric Acid

The best way to ingest apple cider vinegar:

Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV and 1 tablespoon of raw unfiltered honey in an 8oz glass of luke warm (not hot) water. Drink 1-3 times per day.

*Raw honey is also a rich source of potassium.

We may need to battle against acid crystals all of our lives and one of the best weapons to achieve this is natural apple cider vinegar.

Wishing you an enjoyable and pain free life!

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