Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Here is the Video to make it easier...

Continuous Chest Compression CPR


This is one of those videos that unfortunately, is something everyone needs to know.  One of the reasons that Debbie & I started this blog and in the past opened the Curves, was to keep people healthy and fit.  This is a video of the new CPR technique which is much simpler, less intimidating, and you don't need to be certified to do it.

Please share this with everyone you know.  You never know, a life may be saved utilizing this new procedure.

Please watch this and forward it to your friends and family if you haven't already done so.  

Learn Sarver Heart Center's Continuous Chest Compression CPR

Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
"This video is worth sharing," said Gordon A. Ewy, MD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and one of the research pioneers who developed this method.


Lou & Debbie

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blueberries slash risk of certain chronic conditions

Here is just another example of why natural is almost always better...

Blueberries slash risk of certain chronic conditions.


Eating blueberries regularly may help patients control diabetes and stave off high blood pressure, according to a pair of studies recently published in the Journal of Nutrition.

For the first study, researchers from Louisiana State University and colleagues tracked 32 obese, insulin-resistant men and women who were non-diabetic after instructing them either to consume a blueberry smoothie or a non-blueberry smoothie twice daily for six weeks. The researchers found that participants who consumed the blueberry shake became more sensitive to insulin across the study period, which has been linked to a lower diabetes risk. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State University researchers conducting the second study found that consuming two cups of blueberries daily for eight weeks reduced participants' systolic blood pressure by up to eight points.

According to an author of the first study, the findings provide additional evidence that including blueberries in a patient's diet helped limit their risk of diabetes, while the lead author of the second study noted that blueberries also may help pre-hypertensive and hypertensive patients regulate their glucose levels (Stull et al., Journal of Nutrition, October 2010 [subscription required]; Basu et al., Journal of Nutrition, September 2010 [subscription required]; Shrieves, "Vital Signs," Orlando Sentinel, 9/20).

Monday, September 20, 2010

High Fructose Corn Syrup is now Getting a Name Change…

High Fructose Corn Syrup is now Getting a Name Change…

I got this from LiveScience, we can’t ever let our guard down.  Now when your shopping your going to have to really read the labels.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Getting Rebranded as Corn Sugar

The good news: Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup is at a 20-year low.
The bad news: The folks who make this insidious sweetener aim to re-brand it to boost sales.
High-fructose corn syrup is cheaper than cane sugar and acts as a food preservative, too, so the food industry loves the stuff. But it’s been added to so many foods — yogurt, cereal, bread, drinks and even condiments — that researchers have fingered it as a culprit in the obesity epidemic.
The Corn Refiners Association has in the past marketed high-fructose corn syrup as natural. Our Bad Medicine columnist Christopher Wanjek argues otherwise.
“High-fructose corn syrup could be all-natural if cornstarch happened to fall into a vat of alpha-amylase, soak there for a while, then trickle into another vat of glucoamylase, get strained to remove the Aspergillus fungus likely growing on top, and then find its way into some industrial-grade D-xylose isomerase. This funny coincidence didn’t happen in nature until the 1970s in a lab somewhere in Japan.”
Now the Corn Refiners Association plans to ask the FDA to allow high-fructose corn syrup to be called simple “corn sugar” instead, AP reports. And already the group is advertising it with that name. The adds also claims there’s no difference between corn sugar and cane sugar. Hmm.
Till next time...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Johns Hopkins Update - I got this from my mother!

After years of talking to my mother about alternative health, I believe I'm finally wearing her down!  I got this email from her about alternative solutions of treating cancer.  This is kind of long but worth the time to read!


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins: 

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime. 

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors. 

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors. 

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system. 

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc. 

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs. 

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction. 

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications. 

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. 


a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful.  A better natural substitute would be honey or molasses, but only in very small  amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt. 

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. Cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy are starving milk cancer cells. 

(People are getting too much soy – more on this later)

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. 

(Is your water helping of hurting your PH? More on this later)

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including sprouts) and eat raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. 

(Ask us about the water we use to overcome this)

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup. 

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering.  By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.   Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apotheosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells. 

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life. 

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells. 

1. No plastic containers in microwave. 

(better yet, unplug it)

2. No plastic water bottles in freezer. 

3. No plastic wrap in microwave .

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper, the dioxin problem is one of the reasons. 

Please share this with everyone you know!

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead. 

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.

I will talk about microwave ovens another time.

Make it a great day.

Lou & Debbie Gigliotti
919  - 623 - 6786



Greetings, let us introduce ourselves.

We’re Lou & Debbie Gigliotti and we would like to share our story with you.

We used to own a franchise, a Women’s Only 30-minute workout fitness club, (and that’s a whole story all by itself).  We bought a franchise because we wanted 3 things…

To work together

To help people

To make enough money to enjoy life

Well 2 out of 3 ain’t bad…  

The big problem was that even though everyone knows that exercise helps keep us healthy, People are lazy!  Can you believe it!

Here is an example of what we had to deal with and why we say Exercise Doesn’t Work.

This is the story of just one of the women who came to our club.  I’ll call her Betty.  Betty was in her early 60’s and was not very healthy, to be kind.  Whenever a woman would come in to join our fitness club, we always sat down and went over their health history.  I found out that Betty was taking 17 different medications!  I told her that I am not going to give you health advice, but if you were my mother, I would tell you that if you keep taking that many drugs, you are going to die!  She asked me what she could do? First I told Betty not to stop taking anything, but to go in and get her doctor’s to work with her and help her to get off the habit, which she decided was a good idea. Betty did join.  Over the next year and a half, Betty had lost a lot of weight and more importantly, She was down to only 4 drugs!  You would think this is a great success for anyone right?

Now the rest of the story, and you know what’s coming right?  Betty decided she didn’t need to exercise any longer, and she quit!

Now you see why we say “Exercise Doesn’t Work”

Please understand something.  We are not saying that you don’t need exercise, but we’ve found that Americans are always looking for the easy way out; “can’t I just take a pill or some thing?”  We wondered the same thing ourselves, is there something out there that can help us loose weight and keep if off?  We started looking for new ways for people to feel healthier and look better too.

Lets go on this journey together.  Are you ready to start on a new path? We will be reviewing different things and products you can use to create the “you” that you’ve always wanted.

Lou & Debbie Gigliotti
919  - 623 - 6786