Optimize Life Newsletter: Friends Don’t Let Friends…

If you’d made hundreds of Billions of dollars on a product, would you want its dangers exposed? Neither does Big Pharma.  But luckily, a friend of Dr. Dzugan’s – Professor Sherif Sultan, MD, PhD, Western Vascular Institute, University College Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland – has published a paper in the BMJ Open journal (1) that exposes both the dangers of statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) and the ways these dangers have been hidden.

 


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Pfizer had already made $140 Billion with Lipitor before the FDA issued its first warnings about the dangers of statins. Those warnings included memory loss, diabetes, and liver damage. How many people have been damaged, and continue to be injured, by the nearly 20 years of silence the FDA granted Big Pharma?

It would make a great plot for a science fiction thriller about how an entire population was conned into destroying their own health for the profits of industrial cartels – if it wasn’t true. The plot would go something like this: Create a great story that dietary fat is a killer, replace those fats with high-profit sugars in the food supply, wait for the resulting inflammation-based diseases to take hold of the population and then sell them massive amounts of dangerous drugs that supposedly combat the effects of that inflammation while creating a ton of secondary illnesses and diseases which become the target of even more drug sales.

Unfortunately, it is true. That’s exactly the scenario that has been perpetrated on the entire world and we are just now beginning to see the tidal wave of disease created by it. In Dr. Sultan’s study paper, he focuses on just one aspect of it – statins.  In perhaps the largest review of the published literature to date, Dr. Sultan pulled studies from PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochran review databases to sort out what the overall truth about statins really is.

In this paper’s opening paragraph, there is a statement everyone needs to hear and memorize: “There is a categorical lack of clinical evidence to support the use of statin therapy in primary prevention.”  In other words, these drugs simply don’t work for the causes they’ve been sold to us for.

So what are these drugs doing to us – while they aren’t working? To quote the study: “…we discovered that for every 10,000 people taking a statin, there were 307 extra patients with cataracts, 23 additional patients with acute kidney failure and 74 extra patients with liver dysfunction [6-8]. Furthermore, statin therapy increased muscle fatigabilty by 30% [9,10] with 11.3% incidence of rhabdomyolysis at high doses.”

 

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For the laymen among us, “rhabdomyolysis” is muscle wasting/muscle destruction. Think about that.  Your heart, the very thing these drugs are supposed to protect, is a muscle – pure and simple.  Yet these drugs cause muscle destruction. Are you beginning to see what’s incredibly wrong with this picture?

Something else that Dr. Sultan touches on is the creation of diabetes in statin users. I’m going to refer to another paper for figures on that, and quote from my own newsletter from March 11, 2015.

“A team of six doctors from multiple universities in Scandinavia published the final results of their detailed study March 4th in the medical journal Diabetologia. Their conclusion:  “Statin treatment increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 46%, attributable to decreases in insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion.” (2)

In Section 3 of his study paper, Dr. Sultan says what Dr. Dzugan has been saying for the last 15 years. “When prescribing HMGCoA reductase inhibitors (statins) one needs to be cognizant of the fact that the body had increased its’ cholesterol as a compensatory mechanism and investigate accordingly.”

Dr. Dzugan discovered many years ago that our cholesterol levels rise as our hormone levels drop. High cholesterol is not a ‘stand alone’ disease state. It is an indicator that our hormone levels and balance are off.  The body is simply trying to compensate for lack of hormones by creating more of what hormones are made of – cholesterol!

He also discovered that when hormone levels are optimized, cholesterol levels drop to ideal – in nearly 100% of cases. The only situation where this isn’t the case is a rare genetic defect scenario.

Hormones are the backbone of your body’s systems.  Without these “commanders”, your body cannot function; and as your hormone levels drop, so drops the level of your functionality. It’s really that simple. And that is the core philosophy of the body chemistry optimization Programs that Dzugan PhysioLogic provides.

By bringing our members’ hormone levels back to optimal, and adding in the building blocks of nutrients their bodies need to heal, we generate “Thanks for giving me my life back!” reviews over and over. Take a look for yourself at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/dzuganphysiologic

Of course, you can always put your faith in conventional medicine as controlled by Big Pharma instead. But before you do that, let me share on more quote with you.

“Statin drugs may very well become the largest criminal act ever committed upon the American public, eclipsing the Vioxx scandal that is responsible for more than 60,000 deaths. Almost all of the major drug companies today are convicted criminals, with settlements in legal cases well into the billions of dollars. But no one goes to prison and the drug sales continue.”  (3)

  1. http://file.scirp.org/Html/3-1980073_34065.htm
  2. Diabetologia DOI 10.1007/s00125-015-3528-5
  3. http://coconutoil.com/the-ugly-side-of-statins-an-honest-look-at-the-research-of-cholesterol-lowering-drugs/

 

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Your #1 New Year’s Resolution is probably to “lose weight.”

There is a new deception being perpetrated on consumers by the food industry. Knowing the truth and avoiding these products will almost guarantee you a more normal appetite and greater overall health.

Back in 2013, we all saw the “pro” High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) television ads by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). What you may not know is that the same people telling us that HFCS is “safe” and “natural” were – at the same time – trying to get its name changed. The CRA petitioned the FDA to allow manufacturers to label the product “corn sugar” instead. Sounds safe and natural, doesn’t it? The FDA denied that request.

This isn’t the first time the food industry has used this tactic. In a relatively benign move, prunes can now be called “dried plums”. On the other hand, variations on a neurotoxic food additive we know as monosodium glutamate can now be referred to by 25 different names including “natural flavoring” and “hydrolyzed vegetable protein”.

The CRA ads are based on most people not really knowing much about HFCS. We’ve all heard a little about the research that shows consumption of HFCS leads to obesity and metabolic syndrome, but few know the details. So, here are some details.

In results published online Feb. 26, 2010, by the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, (1) researchers from the Princeton University Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute reported on two experiments investigating the link between the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity. In their first study, rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

“Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn’t true, at least under the conditions of our tests,” said Princeton psychology professor Bart Hoebel, who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight and sugar addiction. “When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they’re becoming obese — every single one, across the board. (2)

Now let’s consider the CRA’a assertion that HFCS is “natural”. To me, that implies that HFCS exists naturally in the corn and it merely has to be squeezed out or other otherwise extracted. Wrong – by a long shot. HFCS is a purely man-made compound developed in 1957 to create a sweetener that was cheaper and easier to manufacture food with than natural sugars.

HFCS is made by a process that starts out by milling corn to produce corn starch. The cornstarch is then treated in a fermentation vat with multiple agents to create a mixture of about 42% fructose and 50-52% glucose with some other complex sugars mixed in. This compound, called HFCS42, is what was used in most foods and baked goods. The HFCS55 used in soft drinks, which is 55% fructose, is made by subjecting HFCS42 to yet another chemical process involving reagents where the fructose content is “enriched” to 90%. This HFCS90 is then back-blended with the less sweet HFCS42 to create HFCS55.

So where is the new deception? While HFCS42 and 55 still have to carry the label ‘high fructose corn syrup’, food manufacturers are now just using less of the more potent form HFCS90 and are allowed to get away with labeling it as simply “Fructose.” A box of cereal or other processed food can declare “No High Fructose Corn Syrup!” on the front, and yet have the more concentrated form of the exact same thing listed in the ingredients as simply ‘fructose.’(3)

So what’s the problem? The problem with HFCS is that your brain doesn’t recognize it as food. It bypasses your normal satisfaction or satiety mechanisms. And you just keep eating.

When you eat calories from natural foods, they turn off your desire to eat by inhibiting production of NPY (a chemical that decreases metabolism and increases appetite), and/or by producing more CART (a chemical that increases metabolism and reduces appetite). (4) By circumventing our over-eating inhibitors, HFCS can turn people into unsatisfied superconsumers, chugging down super-sized soft drinks that can contain as much as 62 grams of fructose and 50+ grams of glucose.

And, if that wasn’t enough, here’s another caveat to consider. In 2009, studies by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), published in Environmental Health, researchers found detectable levels of mercury in 9 of 20 samples of commercial HFCS, and one third of all name-brand foods tested! The foods with mercury contamination all contained HFCS.

“Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered.” Dr. David Wallinga, a co-author of both studies, said in a prepared statement.

It would seem the grocery stores we’ve been eating from all of our lives are being turned into health minefields. When you see “fructose” on a label now, just remember… it isn’t apple juice they’re putting in your food.

Avoiding processed foods with all of the neurotoxins and “Franken-sugars” is certainly a good step towards regaining your health. But, if you really want to turn back the clock on the way you feel every day, 2016 might be the year for you to enroll in a DzLogic Restorative Medicine Program. Our members tell us over and over again “Thank you! You gave me my life back!”

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1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20219526
2. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/
3. http://naturalsociety.com/watch-corporations-renamed-high-fructose-corn-syrup
4. You on a Diet; Revised Edition – Drs. Michael Roizen, Mehmet Oz

We are the GMO Lab Rats

GMOs are now everywhere in the U.S. Approximately 92% of US corn and 94% of US soybeans are genetically engineered. What does it mean to be “genetically engineered?” It means that genes from other organisms have been spliced into the DNA of something else. Our corn, soybeans and potatoes now contain DNA from bacteria, tomatoes are being produced with flounder DNA, etc., etc. It is estimated that 75% of all processed foods on our grocery store shelves now contain some form of GMO ingredients. (1)

Have you noticed that there’s nothing on the labels that would let you know that? Monsanto and the other big players in GMO food are afraid we wouldn’t want to eat it if we knew where it was, so a huge campaign of secrecy has been funded by these multi-billion dollar companies. In addition to funding opposition to state referendums requiring GMO labeling, ($18 Million in Oregon & over $44 million in California – 2) their lobbyists in Washington have managed to get a bill passed in the House (H.R.1599) that prohibits states from passing ‘right to know” legislation..

In a classic case of political doublespeak, the bill was entitled the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014” It was renamed more accurately by its opponents the DARK act – “Deny Americans the Right to Know.” So, what is it that these companies don’t want you to think about?

Our FDA operates under the “substantially equivalent” criteria. This means that if a GMO crop contains comparable amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. as a non-GMO crop, it is the same in the FDA’s eyes and thus requires no safety testing. Much of the rest of the world (over 60 countries) operates from the UN and WHO’s Codex Alimenatarius Commission position, which declared that all GMO food is required to go through rigorous safety testing. But not in the good old USA. Funny how GMO seeds can be “the same” when it comes to our health, but unique enough to be “patentable” when it comes to corporate profits.

As a matter of fact, President Obama promised in 2007 (3) that he would mandate GMO labeling if he became President. Instead, Obama appointed former Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor the “Deputy Commissioner of Foods” in 2009. Are we seeing a pattern here yet?

So what’s the big deal? Decide for yourself. Here’s just one example: Soy proteins are in almost every form of baby formula on the US market. 94% of US soybeans are GMO. These soybeans began to be introduced to the market in the 90’s. Autism Spectrum Disorders now occur in ten times as many of our children as happened in studies done before 1990. (4) Other sources say that figure has gone from 3 in 10,000 before 1990 to 1 in 100 now. (5) Are these dates and figures related? Thanks to things like the “DARK” Act, we’ll never know, will we?

Luckily for us, it would seem that the folks who developed the “Frankenfish” GMO salmon didn’t have the funds necessary to lobby a “DARK Fish” Act. On page 106 of the latest Omnibus Spending Bill just passed, lawmakers instructed the Food and Drug Administration to forbid the sale of the genetically engineered salmon until the agency puts in place labeling guidelines and “a program to disclose to consumers” whether a fish has been genetically altered. (6)

What do I want your takeaway to be from this newsletter? Be very careful about what goes into your body. Just because there isn’t a big red sticker on something screaming “DANGER!” doesn’t mean that it is safe. The dangers may be in the fine print or may not be disclosed at all. Ours is becoming an increasingly toxic world. We all need to think a lot more about our health that we used to have to.

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1. http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/311/ge-foods/about-ge-foods#
2. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2015/07/30/dont-stop-states-from-passing-gmo-labeling-laws
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI&feature=youtu.be
4. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20021231/cdc-autism-rates-higher-than-thought
5. http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/12/cdc-study-expected-to-announce-1-in-100-autism-ratea-startling-50-jump-in-just-.html
6. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/12/17/congress-to-fda-no-genetically-engineered-salmon-in-supermarkets-unless-it-is-labeled/

Psychotropic Drugs and Mass Shootings – Connected?

The San Bernadino slaughter is now known to have been a terrorist attack. But what about all of the others?

There is a growing body of evidence that the widespread use of psychotropic drugs is somehow connected to the growing rash of mass shootings in the United States. How widespread are we talking about? The latest figure I can find is $70 billion in sales for 2010.  It is estimated that more that 20% of the population now regularly takes psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs prescribed by their physicians.

What qualifies as a psychotropic drug? These are pharmaceuticals that are designed to change behavior or mood: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, OCD, ADD/ADHD, etc. When someone takes an occasional Valium for muscle spasms in their back, it isn’t classified as psychotropic use. When someone takes it every day for anxiety relief, it is.

What’s the connection to mass shootings? The time line. Back in the 50’s there were basically no psychotropic drugs and no mass shootings. There were plenty of guns around, so that wasn’t it. You could buy anything you wanted by simply mailing a check in. I owned a rifle and a pistol by the time I was 14 (1968) but I only shot tin cans and bottles – no people.

In the 60’s, Valium was so new that the Rolling Stone’s had a hit song about “Mother’s Little Helper.” Sales were so good that pharmaceutical manufacturers saw the profit potential and started cranking out their own ways to manage people’s ‘feelings.’ How profitable are they? Thirty of the ‘latest/greatest’ psychotropic Abilify will cost you $1000. That’s for 30 tiny pills. A one-month supply. No wonder sales of that drug alone topped $7 Billion last year.

As time past, these drugs became stronger and use became more widespread. Now it seems that more hyperactive kids are being given Ritalin that “time outs.” It took a Federal Law to stop school systems from forcing parents to drug their children by withholding education from those children if they aren’t drugged.

So now, in 2015, over 20% of people from 6 years old up are being given psychotropic drugs that have become “the standard of care” as a result of pharmaceutical company sales tactics that label any behavior or mood outside of some idyllic “norm” a newly created “disease.”

Author Diane McGuinness said it beautifully in The Limits of Biological Treatments for Psychological Distress – “The past 25 years has led to a phenomenon almost unique in history. Methodologically rigorous research . . . indicates that ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] and hyperactivity as “syndromes” simply do not exist. We have invented a disease, given it medical sanction, and now must disown it.”

How’s that related to mass shootings? As the use of psychotropic drugs has increased, so has the incidence of mass shootings. Let’s take a look at some of the known side effects of these drugs.

Suicidal and/or violent behavior, sexual dysfunction, manic behavior, crying spells, insomnia – just to name a few. There’s also nausea, vertigo, an increased risk of diabetes, etc., but those aren’t pertinent to this conversation. What is pertinent is what we know about these shooters:

Eric Harris, 17, Columbine HS – Zoloft and Luvox. His partner’s records are sealed.
13 dead (+ the 2 shooters), 23 others wounded.

Adam Lanza, 20, Sandy Hook Elementary – Lexapro and Celexa
27 murdered + his own suicide.

Jeff Weiss, 16, Red Lake HS – Prozac
10 dead, 12 wounded

Aaron Alexis, 34, Washington Navy Yard – Trazadone
13 dead (including Aaron), 3 wounded

The list could go on and one, but I think I’ve made my point. Dr. Peter Breggin, MD Psychiatrist spells it out in this video as well:

The takeaway I’d like you to have is this: Even though psychotropic drugs have become common and accepted as the “standard of care”, don’t forget that their purpose is to change brain chemistry by use of chemicals that are completely foreign to the human body. The reaction you may have is completely unknown. If you, or your children, or your grandchildren are prescribed these medications, please remember to be cautious. Be very cautious.

Medical Terrorism: The Sprint Study

What is it about September 11th? On 9-11 of 2015, another massive attack was made on the United States. Only this time, the target was everyone over 50 and the enemy was our own government’s “experts.”

That’s the date the National Institutes of Health delivered a press release to the world extolling the virtues of the forthcoming SPRINT study; proclaiming that “intensive” pharmaceutical blood pressure management to new, lower numbers could save lives and lower rates of cardiovascular events by “almost a third.”

Sorry – but I have to call bullshit. Those statements are true only if you ignore the damage the drugs themselves do. Now that the study is actually out, let’s have a look at real data.

The study followed 9361 participants. The qualification criteria for the study would have eliminated almost 92% of us from being involved. But, you can bet that the “results” will be pushed to cover everyone. That’s where fear will be used to manipulate the masses into taking massive amounts of extra drugs. I call that terrorization.

To quote the study itself, “the number needed to treat with a strategy of intensive blood-pressure control to prevent one primary outcome event was 61, and the number needed to treat to prevent one death from any cause was 90.” My calculator says that 1 in 61 is 1.64%, and 1 in 90 is 1.1%!

So how do you take numbers like these and turn them into a 25% reduction in risk? Your take a 4% risk factor and drop it to 3%. In “pharmaceutical selling terms”, that’s a 25% risk reduction. Still looks like a 1% difference to me.

Using their own math structure, the study showed an 88% increase in “Serious Adverse Events” from the multi-drug therapies the participants were put on! (2.5% to 4.7%) And, that is only comparing “intensive” regimens to standard pharmaceutical protocols.

What did these “Serious Adverse Events” include? Acute kidney injury, complete renal (kidney) failure, participants passing out, (syncope – never a good idea if you happen to be driving) etc., etc. If you look at the multitude of drugs used on the participants – which of course I did and you can too (1) – the list of negative side effects for these compounds includes just about every form of physical failure you can imagine.

So what can you do if your blood pressure is high? Think of it as an indicator that your body chemistry is off and work on that. There are simple things that can have a significant impact and improve your overall health at the same time. Here are a few examples:

  1. Supplement your magnesium intake. Men need 420 mg per day and women need 320 mg a day, but almost no one gets that in our regular diet. Multiple studies have shown that magnesium supplementation will lower your blood pressure. In addition, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that every 100 mg of increased magnesium intake drops your risk of stroke 9%.
  2. Crank up your Vitamin C levels. Numerous studies (2,3,4) have shown that blood levels of Vitamin C are inversely related to blood pressure. As C goes up, blood pressure comes down.
  3. Optimize your Vitamin D levels. A meta-study (5) of over 155,000 people delivered at the European Society of Human Genetics in 2013 showed “…those with high concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) had reduced blood pressure…”

Of course, these simple solutions cannot work as well for you if your overall body chemistry is off because of hormone deficiencies or imbalances. So there’s a #4.

  1. Optimize your hormone levels and balance.

Your hormones drive the whole “bus” if you will, and these supplements are the equivalent of just one wheel. But even at that, these suggestions give you a place to start and will deliver more than the 1-2% advantage shown in the SPRINT study. They’ll also deliver multiple health benefits and you certainly won’t experience any deadly side effects.

flu vaccine alternatives

Flu Vaccine Alternatives

Flu shots are a $3 Billion a year business that is so profitable that the makers can even make it profitable for discount drug stores to push them. But is that shot of 99% water of any real value to you? 

I’d like you to consider a few things and then decide for yourself.

First and foremost, one of the things that gets lost in the hype is that flu shots are not antivirals – they are vaccines. They have no direct effect on influenza viruses whatsoever. The components in these shots are designed to create a reaction in your immune system, and the weaker your immune system, the less they do. So they work the least for the people who need them most.

To compensate for this, Sanofi Pasteur created a vaccine for seniors with 4 times the active elements – Fluzone High Dose. But let’s go back to the idea that these shots cause a reaction in your immune system and take a look at whether or not you want 4 times as much of some of the mostly hidden reactions theses drugs cause.

Almost all vaccines contains heavy metals; mercury (“thimerosal”) as a preservative and aluminum as a “response enhancer” or adjuvant. These metals alone can suppress and alter your immune system and brain function because they are neurotoxins.

Foreign RNA/DNA from the animal base these vaccines are made from can cause intense reactions in some people, including the onset of autoimmune diseases.

Vaccines can trigger allergic reactions because of these same animal elements – primarily proteins – being injected directly into your system instead of being broken down by your digestive system.

Vaccines can also pose an immediate risk to your cardiovascular system. A 2007 study published in Annals of Medicine (1) concluded “Abnormalities in arterial function and LDL oxidation may persist for at least 2 weeks after a slight inflammatory reaction induced by influenza vaccination.”

The bottom line is that people get sick and die from these vaccines. As an example, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian “public health experts have called for an independent body to monitor drug safety after it emerged thatyoung children were more likely to end up in hospitals because of side effects from a flu vaccine than they were from the disease itself.

So what can you do instead? Manage your Vitamin D levels first and foremost.

A study at the Oregon State University and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discovered that Vitamin D is necessary for the activation of our “innate immune system”, a primal, first line of defense system that is controlled by what used to be thought of as “junk” DNA. The study, published in BMC Genomics, (2) showed that Vitamin D is necessary for the activation of a genetic element that generates a chemical response which not only kills pathogens but has additional biological roles as well.

Vitamin D3 (the form created naturally and used by humans) is created when UV radiation reacts with your skin and becomes the hormone 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25-D) once it is activated in the kidneys. And, like most hormones, 1,25-D is involved in a multitude of body processes. Not only does it activate the innate immune system mentioned above, it also modulates the adaptive immune system which mounts a defense against a myriad of pathogens and then retains antibodies that create immunity to those pathogens in the future.

How does an optimal Vitamin D3 level compare with a Flu Shot? Here’s an example:

Dr. John J. Cannell was a psychiatrist at Atascadero State Hospital in California. In 2005, an influenza A epidemic broke out in the hospital. One by one, each ward became infected. Patients came down with chills, fever, cough, and severe body aches. Only one ward remained free of infection: Dr. Cannell’s.

Why? His patients intermingled with patients from other wards. And they were not noticeably different in terms of age, health, or medical treatment. The only difference? Dr. Cannell’s patients had been receiving a daily dose of Vitamin D for several months. That’s it – and not one of them caught the flu! Compare that with the ~43% success rate of flu vaccines last year. This experience led him to research and publish a paper on epidemic influenza and Vitamin D. (3)

Some extra Vitamin C won’t hurt either!

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=retrieve&list_uids=17701480

2. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/10/321

3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2870528/

Halloween is Almost Here: Choose Your Candy Wisely

Higher chocolate intake may very well lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke if you are a healthy adult.

A new study of almost 21,000 people has shown that higher chocolate intake may very well lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke if you are a healthy adult.

This wasn’t one of your quick, 6-month studies that have to be projected out in time to guess the benefits. The University of Cambridge UK EPIC-Norfolk study has been running for over 12 years and continues to this day. It was designed to track the effect of diet on cancers, but the data gathered has been used in other ways.

A team from the University of Aberdeen Scotland analyzed the data from 20,951 of the participants. They were divided into five equal groups (quintiles), based on the lowest to highest average daily consumption of chocolate.

Over 11.9 years, 13.8% of the people in the lowest chocolate consuming group had coronary heart disease (CHD) incidents. Only 9.7% of the highest chocolate consuming group had CHD incidents. That’s almost 30% lower!

Strokes during this time period were also tracked. There were 848 in the group overall, at a rate of 5.4% in the lowest chocolate consuming quintile and 3.1% in the highest quintile “chocolate lovers” group. The “chocolate lovers” had an over 40% lower rate of stroke than the lowest group.

How is this possible? The seeds from within cacao pods from which chocolate is made, (often called “cocoa beans”) are packed with a class of nutrients called “flavonoids.” Flavonoids are the plant’s natural antioxidants and they protect it from damage. When we eat foods rich in flavonoids, we get the benefit of these antioxidants.

Flavonols are the primary type of flavonoids found in cocoa and chocolate. In addition to being potent antioxidants, flavonols have been shown to lower blood pressure, make platelets less sticky, and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. Given that all of these things would have a positive impact on overall cardiovascular health, their correlation to the study results seems obvious.

We used to think that the fat content in chocolate was a problem, but recent research shows that the fats in cocoa itself (the cocoa butter) consist of equal amounts of oleic, stearic and palmitic acids. Oleic acid is the same monounsaturated heart-healthy fat found in olive oil. Stearic and palmitic acid are saturated fats, but have less negative impact than once thought. However, other fats are sometimes added in the chocolate-making process.

That brings us to the caveat. (There’s always a catch – right?) Not all chocolate is the same. While the study above noticed that the participants actually ate more milk chocolate than dark chocolate, (dark chocolate being unofficially defined as 60% cocoa or more) the participants still got the benefits once thought to be reserved for the more intense dark chocolate.

This Halloween, make sure you read each label carefully before enjoying a sweet treat or two — as long as it meets the requirements outlined above, you should feel free to enjoy as much as you’d like!

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DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.

Why a Morning Ritual Could Save Your Life

Five Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Managing your health isn’t just about making sure you’re taking the right vitamins and supplements and getting proper healthcare, it’s also about creating routines that allow you to stay healthy all year long.

As we enter cold and flu season, we wanted to share a few morning rituals that will keep you mentally strong so you can fight off whatever comes your way.

5 Morning Rituals to Improve Your Day, Today

  • Practice gratitude
  • Write down your most important tasks and consider them handled
  • Make a vision board to keep you motivated
  • Drink hot water with lemon, daily
  • Get up earlier

For more great tips on this subject, visit LifeHacker.org.

Get your FREE e-Book today, Dr. Dzugan’s “Your Blood Doesn’t Lie” and learn more about our program and how it can help you get back to the living a life you love.

Because every person’s body chemistry is different, we work closely with you to develop a personalized program that improves your overall Quality of Life.

Scroll to the bottom of the Dzugan PhysioLogic home page and grab your free ebook, a free consultation with one of our Doctors, or just give us a call at 1-866-225-4877 Option 2 today to speak with an experienced advisor.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.

The Menopause Cure – Hormone Health

And she found Dr. Dzugan, who became her most trusted advisor and led her back to a life she now loves – again. 

Jill D. Davey was fighting for her life. Not in the sense of facing imminent death, but in the sense that her quality of life had taken a major downturn. She had always been healthy – eaten well, never smoked, drank little and exercised regularly.  But over a couple of years everything had changed.
She used to get up at 6 am for a run on the beach. Now it took her an hour and a half to feel functional in the mornings. She couldn’t think straight, had no energy for life and her body was showing multiple signs of what Dr. Dzugan calls “acquired errors of physiology.”
Jill had hit menopause. Or, to more closely reflect the way she describes it, menopause had hit her. Hard.
She went from doctor to doctor looking for a cure for the things that were happening to her. And she got the same story over and over again: “You’re getting older. This is menopause. It’s normal. It will pass.” She was offered all of the pharmaceuticals that are normally handed out for menopause. Horse urine-derived “hormone therapy”, anti-depressants and antibiotics, etc. But she didn’t like the idea of who she would be when she finally came out the other side.
All she got was, in her words, a mixture of anger and ignorance. Her anger – at their ignorance. But Jill was unwilling to accept that the good life she’d always had was over. So she used that anger and decided to fight for a life worth living.
She took it upon herself to find out exactly what was happening to her and what she could do about it. She studied for months and she traveled to wherever cutting-edge doctors were speaking about the results that could be had through what is generically referred to as Anti-Aging Medicine.  And she found Dr. Dzugan, who became her most trusted advisor and led her back to a life she now loves – again.
This book is a very personal, very profound look at the trials and tribulations Jill faced. But more that that, in it she shares the results of her untold hours of research into the deep science that is the foundation of a new form of medicine. She lays out a clear, easily understood path to wellness that any woman can follow. (with the help of the right kind of doctor, of course)
The things Jill faced are things that every woman on the planet will face at that time of life. And Jill is the kind of person who decided she couldn’t just take care of herself and some close friends. She chose instead to share her years of research with the world and take on the burden of making a difference in the lives of millions of women across the globe.
Thank you, Jill!
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To celebrate the launch of her new book “The Menopause Cure: Hormonal Health,” Jill is offering a chance to win a free copy of the book and a NutriBullet 900 to make getting healthy even easier.
Simply click HERE to enter!
While on her website, please take the time to look around and see all of the information she has put together for her readers.  It’s a goldmine.

Get your FREE e-Book today, Dr. Dzugan’s “Your Blood Doesn’t Lie” and learn more about our program and how it can help you get back to the living a life you love.

Because every person’s body chemistry is different, we work closely with you to develop a personalized program that improves your overall Quality of Life.

Scroll to the bottom of the Dzugan PhysioLogic home page and grab your free ebook, a free consultation with one of our Doctors, or just give us a call at 1-866-225-4877 Option 2 today to speak with an experienced advisor.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.

3 Reasons Why Statins Do More Harm Than Good

“They didn’t die of a heart attack, but dead is dead – whatever the cause.” – Dr. Dzugan 

If you’ve ever had high cholesterol, you’ve probably heard the term we’re going to talk about today. Statins are a class of drugs used to treat hypercholesterolemia—high cholesterol. Over $20 billion dollars worth of statins are sold each year in the US alone. Seems like an effective drug, right? Wrong.

Research shows that though deaths due to heart disease decrease by 15% among patients who take statins, there is an increase in deaths due to complications from other diseases.

Why is this the case? Our medical community has a habit of treating the symptoms instead of treating the root cause. When you treat the root cause, which is often hormone imbalance in the body due to aging and environmental factors, you are able to effectively restore your body chemistry & balance from the inside out.

The Risk of Diabetes

A team of six doctors from multiple universities in Scandinavia published the final results of their detailed study March 4th in the medical journal Diabetologia. Their conclusion: “Statin treatment increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 46%, attributable to decreases in insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion.”

There has been evidence in the past of statins increasing adult-onset Type 2 diabetes, but it has always been estimated to be in the 10-20% range.  Those studies, however, were designed to observe the effects of statins on cholesterol. The diabetes risk information was simply an interesting by-product involving only the obvious cases.

This study, on the other hand, was specifically designed to observe the long-term effects of statin use with regard to causing otherwise healthy people to develop type 2 diabetes. The worst results were found to be caused by two of the most common statins in use world-wide: atorvastatin (aka Lipitor) and simvastatin (aka Zocor).

Increased Risk of Arterial Blockage

We do a lot of research about these conditions because it’s important to understand how the medical community is investigating the effects of these drugs on a population that has, sadly, been taking this medication consistently for the past several years. One such international study published in the medical journal Atherosclerosis showed that statin use is associated with a 52 percent increase in the prevalence and extent of calcified coronary plaque compared to non-users. Coronary artery blockage is the hallmark of potentially lethal heart disease!

Side Effects of Statins

Some of the side effects of the most common versions of statins include:

  • Kidney Failure   
  • Erectile Dysfunction   
  • Neuropathy
  • Cataracts   
  • Pancreatic Dysfunction
  • Liver Dysfunction   
  • Cognitive Impairment/Memory Loss   
  • Muscle weakness and wasting (your heart is a muscle, right?)  
  • Anemia
  • Immune System Suppression   
  • Cancer

We think these risks are just too high for anyone to seriously consider this an effective method of treatment.

As Dr. Dzugan says “Taking potent cholesterol-lowering medications has never been shown in clinical research to actually improve mortality.  In fact, in the biggest trials, significantly more people who took the drugs died than those who did not. They didn’t die of a heart attack, but dead is dead – whatever the cause.”

Get your FREE e-Book today, Dr. Dzugan’s “Your Blood Doesn’t Lie” and learn more about our program and how it can help you.

Because every person’s body chemistry is different, we work closely with you to develop a personalized program that improves your overall Quality of Life.

Scroll to the bottom of the Dzugan PhysioLogic home page and grab your free ebook, a free consultation with one of our Doctors, or just give us a call at 1-866-225-4877 Option 2 today to speak with an experienced advisor.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.