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Fascinating Items in This Issue - What Does Magnesium Really Do?

12 Ways to Increase Fiber in Your Diet.

Nutrasweet Ain't So Sweet!

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Mangoes and Nutrition, plus much more.

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1. ARTICLE - "Trivia- Questions and Answers with Mr. Brain."
Synopsis - Test your knowledge - health and other trivia questions with Mr. Brain.

Synopsis - Women: Unexpected Benefit of Exercise, FDA Warning: Do Not Drink This Tea, Colon/Prostate/Breast Cancer Statistics And Preventive Measures, plus Antioxidant News.

Synopsis - Some excellent tips on increasing soluble and insoluble fiber in your diet.

Synopsis - The ingredient aspartame contained in most diet foods and drinks isn't that good for you. Here is one alternative, which is much better.

Synopsis - The complete lowdown on magnesium and it's many benefits to you..

Synopsis - All You Ever Wanted to Know About Mangoes and Nutrition. Actually more interesting than the title.

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Synopsis - P.S. Sometimes just having a better attitude goes a long way to improving one's health. If you have the time, please read the following story.

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ARTICLE - "Trivia- Questions and Answers with Mr. Brain."

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1. True or False - Every second your body loses and replaces 8 million blood cells.

2. True or False - Scientists study the moisture in clouds by studying the dew on spider webs?

3. True or False - Antioxidants show anti-inflammatory actions.

4. True or False - The ant has the largest brain in proportion to it's size.

5. True or False - OPC can help improve vision.

6. True or False - Nicknames for bagels are bellysinkers, doorknobs and burl cakes.

7. True or False - The highest mountain on Earth is Mt. Everest.

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Women: Unexpected Benefit of Exercise -You may be able to just walk away from breast cancer--literally. Even modest levels of physical activity, such as a daily walk, may decrease a woman's risk of breast cancer, Reuters and CanWest News Service report of new research from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

The study of more than 74,000 post-menopausal women determined that those who were physically active at least three times a week at age 35 had a 14 percent lower risk of breast cancer than women who were less active. And the risk reductions were even higher for women who exercised 10 or more hours a week. Lead researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan concluded that while more time spent exercising provides a greater benefit, the specific activity does not have to be strenuous. So while kickboxing and running marathons may be good for you, an evening walk will give you just as great protection.

Exercise likely lowers cancer risk by lowering body fat, McTiernan told CanWest News. It also reduces insulin, which promotes the growth of cancer cells. The study findings were published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. .

FDA Warning: Do Not Drink This Tea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to drink tea that contains star anise, a flavoring ingredient sometimes used by parents to quiet colicky babies. Reuters and ScoutNews report that star anise has been linked to illnesses in the United States and Europe, although all who have been stricken have recovered without complications. Symptoms include neurological problems, such as seizures, jitteriness, and rapid eye movement, as well as vomiting.

The FDA issued the warning after an infant was admitted to Miami Children's Hospital with seizures after ingesting tea with star anise. The FDA also cited 40 similar incidents, including 15 that involved infants, from Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, as well as the Netherlands, France, and Spain. There is no scientific evidence that star anise helps babies with colic and such claims are not made on labels. Still, it's popularly believed to bring relief.

It's possible that the health problem stems from the type of star anise that is used. Chinese star anise is generally recognized as safe when used as a spice or flavoring, notes Reuters. However, Japanese star anise is believed to be toxic and should only be used as a decoration. When dried or processed, Japanese star anise cannot be distinguished from Chinese star anise just by looking at it. The FDA will now evaluate chemical analysis methods and will monitor imports entering the United States, reports Reuters. But do note this: So far, the FDA has not been able to determine whether the star anise linked to the illnesses was only the Japanese version or a mixture of the Japanese and Chinese types.

Colon/Prostate/Breast Cancer Statistics And Preventive Measures

According to statistics revealed in the November 30, 1998 issue of Newsweek magazine, this year alone, approximately 100,000 people will be diagnosed with colon / rectal cancer. Over 184,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the same amount of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Chemical carcinogens and free radicals (highly reactive oxygen molecules) can often be blamed for the development of tumors. Although the body works well to eliminate these cancer-causing factors, sometimes cells will go astray and develop into cancerous tumors.

Cutting back on dietary fats, especially hydrogenated oils, and adding more fiber in the diet are easy ways to get started on a healthier lifestyle. Antioxidant supplements are highly recommended to prevent free radical damage to possibly curb the formation of tumors. If you haven't modified your lifestyle to include more fruits, vegetables, fiber, antioxidant and essential nutrients, and Omega-3 fatty acids (found in cold-water fish), NOW is the perfect time to begin!

ANTIOXIDANT NEWS -- Rats given a diet rich in fruit and vegetables experienced slower age-related declines in mental function compared with rats on a standard diet, according to a study in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Rats given vitamin E supplements also did better in mental tests than rats on a standard diet, but not as well as the rats that ate lots of fruit and vegetables.

Special Article - Health Tips -12 Ways To Increase Fiber In Your Diet

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"Hello, my name is Ginger Scott "Health Fighter", with some Health Tips for you."

1. Eat the whole fruit: in juice alone, most of the fiber has been removed.

2. Eat the skins: fruits like apples, vegetables like potatoes…

3. Eat high-fiber breakfast cereal: be careful, many cereals don't have much fiber.

4. Eat whole grains: processing removes the fiber in natural whole grains; prefer brown rice and whole wheat crackers, breads, baked goods and flour, over their "white" processed counterparts.

5. Eat berries: great tasting and loaded with nutrients, as well as fiber; blueberries are an excellent high-fiber choice.

6. Eat beans: lots of good protein as well as high-quality soluble fiber-a great food, overall.

7. Eat salads: common iceberg lettuce doesn't contain much of anything nutritious; eat spinach or romaine salads instead-and toss other veggies in, too.

8. Eat nuts: they are tasty, filling and a good source of fiber; compare the fiber numbers on the labels.

9. Eat dried fruits: good snacks with all the fiber of the fruit.

10. Eat legume spreads: try humus and bean dips in place of sour cream and cheese spreads or dips.

11. Watch "junk foods": most are laden with sugar and trans-fats, but look for the whole grain sorts like corn chip-they contain more fiber than potato chips; popcorn is the best overall for fiber and nutrition.

12. Read labels: compare products; it's amazing how much two seemingly like products can vary in nutritional content.

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NutraSweet, Equal and Spoonfuls are also known by the generic name of Aspartame. Aspartame was not approved until 1981, in dry foods. It was not allowed on the market for 8 years before 1981 due to the brain tumors and seizures this drug produced in lab animals.

The bottom line regardless there are healthier sweeteners than Aspartame. One such is Stevia but don't expect to hear much about is as it is an economic threat to artificial sweetener companies.


There is a small shrub that is native to Northeastern Paraguay and parts of Brazil. In those areas it is known as honey leaf and has been used as a sweetener since before Columbian times. It flourishes in sandy soil in elevated terrain and is related to the chrysanthemum family. This sweet herb was discovered by a natural scientist named Antonio Bertoni in 1887 in South America. It is estimated that there are over 80 species of Stevia known to grow wild in North American and perhaps as many as two hundred additional species native to South America. Unfortunately only two of the species have the natural sweetness and one is now-extinct.

Stevia Reubaudiana has a sweet secret which lies in a complex molecule called Stevioside which is a glycoside composed of glucose, sophorose and steviol. This herb in its natural form is sweeter than common table sugar by 10 - 15 times. Extracts of Stevia in the form of Steviosides can range anywhere from 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. The best feature of Stevia is that it doesn't effect blood sugar metabolism and some studies show it reduces plasma glucose levels in normal adults. Please note that there are numerous countries that use Stevia as a sweetener, Some of those countries are Brazil, South America, South Korea, China, the Pacific Rim, Europe, Australia and Japan.

In Japan they use stevia in dried seafood's, confections, yogurt and even diet coke. Diabetics and dieters can use this wonderful sweetener with no calories added to your foods and no side effects. Stevia is a safe, all-natural herbal product with centuries of safe usage. It has been tested thoroughly in dozens of tests around the world and found it totally non-toxic. So go to your health store and inquire about stevia. A.H.



Minerals are so important to our health. The body utilizes over 80 minerals for maximum function. Since our soils are so depleted, even if we eat the healthiest foods, we are not getting all the minerals we need. If we don't supplement with good quality colloidal minerals, we can actually be suffering from "mineral malnutrition". Colloidal minerals should be used because they are non-toxic and the most easily absorbed by the body.

Most "cheap" supplements contain only a few minerals (less than 20) and are usually in the metallic form (which the body can't use).

The results of mineral malnutrition are premature aging, declining health and degenerative diseases. Many common "lethal" health conditions (osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, etc.) could be prevented with proper mineral nutrition. The more you learn about the benefits of minerals, the more you will be able to take charge of your own health. This months featured mineral is Magnesium!

Magnesium is a key substance in the proper functioning of nerves and muscles. It is also needed for the healthy maintenance of bones.

Magnesium is often coupled with Calcium in supplements because of its synergistic effects (it helps the body absorb the calcium better). It also helps protect the atrial lining from the stress of sudden blood pressure changes.

Magnesium deficiency may play a major role in some cases of angina - it has been shown to produce spasms of the coronary arteries and is thought to be a cause of non-occlusive heart attacks. It has also been found that people dying suddenly from heart attacks have a much lower level of heart magnesium as well as potassium than matched controls.

Heart Attack Tip: Did you know that if magnesium is introduced into the IV of a heart attack victim as soon as possible, he has a 60% better chance of surviving than without?

Other conditions which appear in people who have lowered magnesium levels (magnesium deficiency): Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), Osteoporosis, and Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to name a few.

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Something to think about - OPC has been shown to be 50 times more powerful as an antioxidant than Vitamin E.

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Mangoes and Nutrition.

Mangoes are one of the most delicious and nutritious foods, with a fascinating history. Cultivation of mangoes is deeply embedded in Indian History. Mangoes are mentioned in early Arialkrit literature and Alexander the Great spotted his first mango in 326BC when he traveled with his army to India.

Mangoes are an ideal Summer food as they are high in many carotenoids, especially Beta-carotene. Beta-Carotene has a protective affect against the harmful rays of the sun. Research indicates that even in older people, sun tolerance is increased when Beta-Carotene intake is increased. (Professor Mathews-Roth, Harvard University 1969-75.)

Mangoes contain Vitamin A ( of which Beta-Carotene is a precursor and more usable), Vitamins C & E and Selenium.

Mangoes also contain B-complex (anti-stress) vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, Folic acid (folate), and zinc.

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By: Francie Baltazar-Schwartz

P.S. Sometimes just having a better attitude goes a long way to improving one's health. If you have the time, please read the following story . . .


By: Francie Baltazar-Schwartz

Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time.

How do you do it?" Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today.

You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.'

I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can

choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life."

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested. "Yes it is," Jerry said.

"Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live life."

I reflected on what Jerry said. Soon thereafter, I left the restaurant

industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it. Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant business: he left the back door open one morning and was held up at gunpoint by three armed robbers. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found relatively quickly and rushed to the local trauma center. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place. "The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied. "Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live, or I could choose to die. I chose to live.

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked. Jerry

continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.

In their eyes, I read, 'He's a dead man. " I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked. "Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything. 'Yes,' I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Bullets!' Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead." Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.

I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, means so much.


Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Dietary Fiber and Colon Cleansing
Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
Dealing With Anger & Stress
Exercise & Working Out
Information Just For Women
Diet and Eating Tips
Energy Tips
Beauty Tips and Skin Information
The Skin & Antioxidants
General Health and Nutrition Information

Migraine (Migrane) Headaches - Role of Stress
Top 10 Foods for Health & Longevity
Index of Other Articles
Additional Health and Nutrition Information

Index of Past Newsletters

1. True - Every second your body loses and replaces 8 million blood cells. Thus the importance of a product like the Proanthenols OPC product, which aids blood cells and the cardiovascular system.

2. True - Scientists do study the moisture in clouds by studying the dew on spider webs.

3. True - Inflammation is always connected with the production of free radicals by inflammatory cells. Therefore, free radical scavengers (antioxidants) also frequently show anti-inflammatory effects. Radical scavengers that also bind tightly to connective tissues, should have an additional positive effect, because the substance can bind directly to inflamed tissues.

4. True - The ant has the largest brain in proportion to it's size.

5. True - Double blind studies have shown that OPC actually strengthen capillaries (the tiniest of all blood vessels) while using as little as 100 mg per day.

A clinical study has also demonstrated that OPC help to maintain and support visual performance in the dark and after exposure to glare in healthy people with normal vision. Research at Loma Linda University, which showed protective effects of OPC on blood vessels in various experimental models, has also suggested that OPC may play a role in helping to maintain healthy mental function as people age.*

6. False - Bellysinkers, doorknobs and burl cakes are nicknames for donuts.

7. False- The highest mountain on Earth is not Mt. Everest. It is Mount Kea in Hawaii, 31,800 feet from the ocean floor.


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