Archive for January, 2010

The following substances contain the highest percentage of factory created free glutamate, with MSG containing 78%:

MSG Gelatin Calcium Caseinate
Monosodium glutamate Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) Textured Protein
Monopotassium glutamate Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP) Yeast Extract
Glutamate Autolyzed Plant Protein Yeast food or nutrient
Glutamic Acid Sodium Caseinate Autolyzed Yeast
Vegetable Protein Extract Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)  

The following substances contain some factory created free glutamate in varying amounts. Please note that some food labels list several of these items, which can add up to a considerable and dangerous amount in one product:

Malted Barley (flavor) Natural Flavors, Flavors, Flavoring Modified food starch
Barley malt Reaction Flavors Rice syrup or brown rice syrup
Malt Extract or Flavoring Natural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring “Seasonings” (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.) Lipolyzed butter fat
Maltodextrin, dextrose, dextrates Soy Sauce or Extract “Low” or “No Fat” items
Caramel Flavoring (coloring) Soy Protein Corn syrup and corn syrup solids, high fructose corn syrup
Stock Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate Citric Acid (when processed from corn)
Broth Cornstarch fructose (made from corn) Milk Powder
Bouillon Flowing Agents Dry Milk Solids
Carrageenan Wheat, rice, corn, or oat protein Protein Fortified Milk
Whey Protein or Whey Anything enriched or vitamin enriched Annatto
Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate Protein fortified “anything” Spice
Pectin Enzyme modified proteins Gums (guar and vegetable)
Protease Ultra-pasteurized dairy products Dough Conditioners
Protease enzymes Fermented proteins Yeast Nutrients
Lecithin Gluten and gluten flour Protein powders: whey, soy, oat, rice (as in protein bars shakes and body building drinks)
Amino acids (as in Bragg’s liquid amino acids and chelated to vitamins) Algae, phytoplankton, sea vegetable, wheat/ barley grass powders  


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Thursday, January 14th, Designed 4 Healing is launching an ongoing  Natural Halth Education Meetings at our retail store located at 434-A S. Springfield Avenue in Bolivar.   The time for sessions is 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and is open to everyone.  Admission is FREE.   No reservations needed.  Just show up and bring a friend.

Various Speakers will be available:  Rebecca Still,  Joe Grant, and  Cheryl Tuggle

Many of you are making New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier in the coming year.  What are some of the hindrances to health?  Learn what things you might be putting in your grocery cart thinking it’s healthy and yet it’s not.  How does your menus match up to your resolution expectations?   What about building your immune system during the flu/cold season?  Bring your questions and come ready to learn from us and each other.

Upcoming Topics:

  • February 25th  – Healthy Food & Fitness Demos with Cheryl Tuggle
  • March 11th – AcuStep Foot Center
  • Martch 18th – Feingold Diet with Gayla Prewitt
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Every time I look at my children, I am reminded of all the people that God has put in my path to help make them healthier. I believe Rebecca Still at Designed 4 Healing is definitely one of those people. My children have struggled with heavy metal toxicity and candida, among other issues. The balancing techniques used by Rebecca with the bio-energetic methods are, in my opinion, nothing short of amazing. My children now have a chance of a bright future, which before I would have never dreamed possible….Gayla (Bolivar)

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by Noah Barfield…age 12

Noah has a blog site located at:  After his parents attended one of our classes where we spoke about the dangers of  aspartame and msg, Noah hear about it and decided to do some research of his own.  He posted the information on his blog to share with other children.  Check it out.

After reading his blogs, I asked him if he would do some research on carrageenan.  Here’s what he submitted. 
Thanks Noah.

Negatives/Health Concerns of Carrageenan

Carrageenans can form a variety of gels at room temperature. They are
widely used in food as thickening and stabilizing agents. They thing under
shear stress, and recover their viscosity once the stress is removed.
Carrageenans are extracted from red seaweed. Studies show that degraded
carrageenan (also known as poligeenan) may cause ulcerations in the
gastro-intestinal tract. While it may also cause gastro-intestinal cancer
which refers to malignant conditions in the gastro-intestinal tract as
well as the esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary system, pancreas, bowels
and anus. And for those of you who do not know what malignancy, it is the
tendency of a medical condition (especially tumors) to become
progressively worse and to potentially result in death. The specific
malignancy of the gastro-intestinal cancer is gastro-intestinal stromal
tumors, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer),
liver cancer (also called hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC and hepatoma),
gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer (also called
colon cancer, bowel cancer and rectal cancer) and anal cancer. For that to
happen, poligeenan must be subjected to high temperatures and acidity. Yes
this may all happen to you, but there are benefits. Let me list those for


The benefits are Deserts, ice cream, milk shakes, sweetened condensed
milk, sauces: gel to increase viscosity, Beer: clarifier to remove
haze-causing proteins.
Pâtés and processed meat: Substitute fat to increase water retention and
increase volume, Toothpaste: stabilizer to prevent constituents
separating, Fruit Gushers: ingredient in the encapsulated gel. Fire
fighting foam: thickener to cause foam to become sticky, Shampoo and
cosmetic creams: thickener Air freshener gels
Marbling: the ancient art of paper and fabric marbling uses a carrageenan
mixture to float paints or inks upon; the paper or fabric is then laid on
it, absorbing the colors.
Shoe polish: gel to increase viscosity Biotechnology: gel to immobilize
cells/enzymes Pharmaceuticals: used as an inactive excipient in
pills/tablets Carrageenan: used to thicken skim milk, in an attempt to
emulate the consistency of whole milk.
(Note: This usage did not become popular) It is used in some brands of soy
milk Diet sodas and Pet food. It was also used for “The Alien” saliva
(movie effects from the movie), Personal lubricants. Lambda carrageenan is
used in animal models of inflammation used to test analgesics, because
dilute carrageenan solution (1–2%) injected subcutaneously causes swelling
and pain. And shaving ham sold at restaurants and commercial delis.
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Allergies/Side effects

Yes those are the positives and the negatives of carrageenans. Or more
accurately, the health concerns and the uses for carrageenan. But those
are both the major positive and negatives of carrageenan. But we haven’t
even got to allergies yet! Carrageenan (in milk, chocolate and related
things) has caused your basic stomach discomfort with smelly gas. That is
for the people who are allergic to carrageenan. That is the simple
observation after searching for the allergic reactions to carrageenan.

When subjected to high temperatures and acidity, carrageenan is deadly.
When it is deadly, it is called poligeenan. When deadly, it leads to
gastro-intestinal cancer. Along with gastro-intestinal cancer, it can
cause many numerous cancers as well. Those are listed above. But when left
in it’s natural state, carrageenan is almost harmless. It is the tampering
made to carrageenan that makes it deadly. Carrageenan is in many products,
including coffee creamer. Because it is in coffee creamer, it becomes
deadly because it is subjected to high temperatures and acidity. So the
baseline is:
When in it’s natural state, carrageenan is fine.
When altered, carrageenan becomes poligeenan and becomes fatal and can
result in death.

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Vitamin A or Beta Carotene – anti-oxidant, for brain health, cancer fighter, eye health
Carrots, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, green pepper, spinach

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid – anti-oxidant
Citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries, green peppers, potatoes, broccoli, green, leafy vegetables, watermelon, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower guava, pineapple, cantaloupe, sweet red pepper

Vitamin D or calciferol – a hormone produced by the body that controls calcium for bone and tooth growth
Sunlight on the hands and face a few times per week, supplements

Vitamin E or tocopherol – antioxidant that protects against cancer, cataracts, heart disease
Whole grains

Vitamin K or phylloquinone – helps with blood clotting, bone formation
Green leafy vegetables

Folacin or Folic Acid – important in genetic, metabolic and nervous system processes
Yeast, green leafy vegetables, legumes, oranges, spinach, asparagus, beets, Brussels sprouts, romaine
lettuce, cantaloupe

Biotin – promotes healthy nails, hair and skin
Soy flour, cereals, yeast

Vitamin B-1or Thiamin – enhances brain function and energy
Unrefined whole grains, brewers yeast, legumes

Vitamin B2 or riboflavin – essential in antibody production and energy
Broccoli, whole grains, asparagus, spinach mushrooms, green leafy vegetables, millet, Brussels sprouts

Vitamin B3 or niacin – healthy circulation, skin and nerves, lowers cholesterol, helps memory
Whole grain products

Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine – promotes red blood cell formation
Brown rice, soy beans, oats, whole grain products, kale, spinach, bananas, strawberries

Vitamin B-12 or cobalamin – prevents anemia, needed for cell formation, digestion and metabolism
Whole grains, fortified cereals, liver

Calcium – essential for strong bones and teeth
Green leafy vegetables, bok choy, broccoli, collards, sweet potato, Chinese cabbage, molasses, legumes or beans, dried figs, raisins, naval oranges, almonds, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Chromium –
Brewers yeast, clams, cheese, corn oil, whole grains

Copper –
Soy beans, Brazil nuts, bone meal, raisins, legumes, seafoods, molasses

Iodine –
Kelp, beets, celery, green leafy vegetables, grapes, mushrooms, oranges

Iron – essential to blood cell production, growth, immune health and energy
Prunes, legumes, spinach, dried fruit, molasses, green leafy vegetables, tofu

Magnesium – needed for fat and protein metabolism
Whole grains, green leafy vegetables, spinach, legumes, tofu, oatmeal, brown rice

Celery, bananas, beets, egg yolks, bran, walnuts, pineapples, asparagus, whole grains, green leafy vegetables

Phosphorous – closely related to body’s use of calcium
Cereals, legumes, nuts, meat, eggs

Potassium – protects against high blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Bananas, cantaloupes, dates, honeydew melon, parsnips, potatoes, Swiss chard, beets, green leafy vegetables, watermelon, winder squash, peaches, pears
Celery, bananas, beets, egg yolks, bran, walnuts, pineapples, asparagus, whole grains, green leafy vegetables

Turnips, raw milk, cheese, wheat germ, cucumbers, beets, string beans, seafood’s, lima beans, okra, pumpkins

Bran, cheese, eggs, cauliflower, nuts, onions, broccoli, fish, wheat germ, cucumbers, turnips, corn.

Zinc – boost, enhance, repair immune system, helps destroy foreign micororganisms
Mushrooms, liver, seafood, soybeans, sunflower seeds, brewers yeast, meats, barley
Essential Fatty Acids –we have too many omega –6 and not enough omega –3.
Helps heart health, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, cancer prevention, insulin balance, etc.
Omega-3 – three components: DHA, EHA, and ALA.
Salmon and other fish, walnuts, flaxseed oil, olive oil, deer, buffalo, eggs. green leafy vegetables, lake trout, wheat germ

Cereals, whole grain breads, baked goods, fried foods, margarine, etc.

Enzymes – anti-aging, cholesterol lowering, colon cleansing, immune system support, mental capacity, detoxify body, digestion, vitamin and mineral metabolism.
Found in all raw foods;cooking kills enzymes.

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