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Re: [pfaf] vitiligo & immune system

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  • Gail Lloyd
    I might add that detoxing your body can be helpful to all of us, with all the pollutants in the air, on our food, etc.  There are lots of good books out there
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 1, 2009
      I might add that detoxing your body can be helpful to all of us, with all the pollutants in the air, on our food, etc.  There are lots of good books out there on detoxing...one that I like is The Complete Idiot's Guide to Detoxing Your Body, which tells about super-cleansing foods and green foods.
      I think green foods are a very important addition to our diet & strengthening our immune systems.  They're full of vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll.  You can grow wheat grass, or you can get barley grass, blue-green algae, chlorella, or spirulina that come in capsules or powder - look for certified organic.
      I want to emphasize that cruciferous veggies (see Healthy Carbs below) are also extremely important to our health (especially broccoli).

      --- On Sun, 5/31/09, Gail Lloyd <gardenchick1949@...> wrote:

      From: Gail Lloyd <gardenchick1949@...>
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] vitiligo & immune system
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, May 31, 2009, 9:57 AM

      Strengthening your immune system is the best way I know of to be as healthy as possible...it may not cure vitiligo, but then again it just might.   It can only help, it can't hurt. 
      Here is a BASIC  list of DIETARY GUIDELINES to strengthen your immune system (the shortened version is just to eat more like our ancestors did 100 years ago):
      High fiber:  raw veggies & fruits with peel (especially citrus, which is a monoterpine) , whole grains & beans (fermented overnight before cooking). 
      TO FERMENT:    1 T raw apple cider vinegar per cup of beans or whole grains, with water to cover, soaked overnight.  Next day, drain water from beans (not necessary for grains), refill w/ fresh water, then cook...may require less cooking time than normal.
      Quality Proteins:  beans & whole grains (fermented.. .see fiber above), nuts & seeds, organic grass/range- fed poultry (& their eggs), lamb, beef, buffalo, etc., and wild-caught fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (best is salmon, herring, sardines, fresh anchovies;  avoid predatory fish like tuna, swordfish, etc, that have more mercury).  Meat from grass-fed animals has half the saturated fat of that from grain-fed animals, and more omega-3s, and 500% more conjugated linoleic acid (Journal of Dairy Science, 1999 study). 
      Red meat is also highest source of L-carnitine (which plays vital role in normalizing liver enzymes, metabolism of fatty acids, & supports all bodily functions requiring high levels of energy)(more info at http://www.bodybuil dingforyou. com/health- supplements/ acetyl-l- carnitine. htm). (We don't need L-carnitine every day because our bodies synthesize some.)  Chickens that feed on pasture have 100% more omega-3s than chickens given high-energy specialty feeds; the eggs of these pastured chickens have 400% more omega-3s.   (The Fat Flush Plan, Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S.)
      Healthy Fats:  fish & fish oil (see proteins above), flax seeds & flax oil & chia seeds & hemp seeds, extra-virgin olive oil & walnut oil (cold-pressed/ expeller- pressed), avocados, olives, nuts & seeds (see proteins above), coconut oil & macadamia nut oil (these are saturated fats but also high in lauric acid, so these are "good" saturated fats in moderation; lauric acid is antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral).  Also red meat & poultry (& eggs) that is grass/range- fed, in moderation (see proteins above).
      Healthy Carbohydrates (Carbs):  organic fruits & veggies in a rainbow of colors (at least 50% of your diet, raw, with peel), fresh & cooked cruciferous veggies, beans & whole grains (fermented, sprouted, or sourdough... see fibers & proteins), nuts & seeds (see proteins & fats), herbs & spices (almost all have medicinal values, especially turmeric), teas (especially white & green teas).   (taken in part from Ultra-Metabolism by Mark Hyman, M.D.)
      Avoid:  refined sugar and flour, high fructose corn syrup, oils high in omega-6 fatty acids (corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, cottonseed, etc), trans fats (margarine, vegetable shortening, partially-hydrogena ted fats, commercial pastries, deep-fat fried foods, most prepared snacks, and convenience food), MSG, preservatives, artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame-K, cyclamate, neotame, saccharin, sucralose, etc), sugar alcohols (http://www.innvista .com/health/ nutrition/ diet/salcohol. htm) , and foods that kill: http://www.stuffina nutshell. com/health/ killerfoods. html , http://curezone. com/foods/ foods)that_kill.asp , http://health. msn.com/nutritio n/slideshow. aspx?cp-document id=100204508
      The dietary guideline at http://www.westonap rice.org/ basicnutrition/ dietguidelines. html has some valuable information also.
      Be sure to include a variety in your diet...don't eat the same things every day.
      Also do a google search for "superfoods" that will give you good ideas on good foods to eat (cooked asparagus and artichoke are among superfoods). Gail

      --- On Fri, 5/29/09, Helena Makwana <he_maks6@yahoo. co.in> wrote:

      From: Helena Makwana <he_maks6@yahoo. co.in>
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] Fertilized eggs
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups. com
      Date: Friday, May 29, 2009, 1:37 AM

      I want to know the cause of Vitiligo and whether it is curable by preventive medicines completely. As per my knowledge it is due to defect in production of melanin pigment and other immunological agents. I would also want to know whether it has any relation with contra or miscombined foods which causes some effect on melanocyte function of producing melanin. If it is due to some contra foods, which food combination is not favourable and may cause Vitiligo. This has a relation with one of our collegues who is suffering from Vitiligo and wants to stop it spread entirely.

      --- On Fri, 29/5/09, Dr. Chiranjit Parmar <parmarch@sancharne t .in> wrote:

      From: Dr. Chiranjit Parmar <parmarch@sancharne t .in>
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] Fertilized eggs
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups. com
      Date: Friday, 29 May, 2009, 8:37 PM

      No, I have not heard or read anything like this though I am also one of those who are concerned about cholestrol.

      In India there are many vegetarians. Many of them DO NOT mind eating unfertilized eggs. They think it does not contain chicken embryo and there fore it is not live. They call themselves eggtarians.

      Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
      186/3 Jail Road
      Mandi HP 175001 INDIA.
      Phones: 01905-222810, 94181-81323
      www.fruitipedia. com
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      From: fastone123
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:57 PM
      Subject: [pfaf] Fertilized eggs

      Does anyone have any information about the pros and cons of eating fertilized chicken eggs . I once read that in fertilized eggs there is an active enzyme that consumes the cholesterol ,has anyone heard of this? John , Meaford Ontario Canada

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