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Please enjoy some of Dr. David and other's latest research!
      Keeping Up with Coconut Oil   

Importance of n23 fatty acids in health and disease: from the article by William E Connor found in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
23 Fatty acids are essential fatty acids, necessary from conception through pregnancy and infancy and, undoubtedly, throughout life. 

      Coconut Oil In Health and Disease: Its and Monolaurins Potential as Cure for HIV/AIDS: from the article by Dr Conrado Dayrit.
"According to Mary Enig(11), the AIDS organization, Keep Hope Alive, has documented several HIV-AIDS patients whose viral load fell to as low as undetectable levels, when they took coconut oil or ate coconut (half a coconut a day) or when they added coconut to their anti-HIV medication (anti protease and/or antiretrovirals) that had previously not been effective." 

     Keeping Up With Hygiene

      Are Depressed People Too Clean?

"Neuroscientists say there is mounting evidence that changes in modern hygiene have caused disruptions in ancient relationships with microorganisms in soil, food and the gut -- and that these disruptions may contribute to the increasing rates of depression.

     Keeping Up With High Fructose Corn Syrup

The High Fructose Corn Syrup Monopoly is Cracking!: An excerpt from Dr. Mercola's article found at www.mercola.com.

"The back-to-back, double whammy announcements that PepsiCo is ditching high fructose corn syrup in Gatorade along with the results of a scathing new study from researchers at Princeton make it official.  

Keeping Up With Nutrition
      Eating This Healthy Food? It Could Be Slowly and Silently Killing You. 

"The only soy with health benefits is organic soy that has been properly fermented, and these are the only soy products I ever recommend consuming." 

      Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid.

"The fact is, if you're like most Americans who spend 90 percent of their food budget on processed foods, you're eating your shrae of these additives and then some ... which is concernig when you begin to look into their potential effect on your health..."

      This Natural Food Should Not Be Consumed by Anyone at Anytime for Any Reason. 

"But to the FDA, it's a basic health issue: "Raw milk is an inherently dangerous product, and it really should not be consumed by anyone at any time for any reason," a representative from the FDA tells TIME."

      Keeping Up With Omega 3's

       Omega-3 Fatty Acids Upregulate Adult Neurogenesis: An excerpt from Dan Murphy's Neuroscience Letters.

"Omega-3 fatty acids play crucial roles in the development and function of the central nervous system.”

           Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy: An excerpt from Greenburg, Bell and Van Ausdal's Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

"Children born to mothers eating more than 2 weekly servings of fish performed better on language and visual and motor tests at 3 years of age compared with children born to mothers who ate less than this amount."
        Long-chain omega-3 fatty acid supply in pregnancy and lactation: An Excerpt from Cetin and Koletzko's Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care.

"Docosahexaenoic acid, the most important omega-3 fatty acid, is an important component of neural and retinal membranes, and rapidly accumulates in the brain during gestation and the postnatal period."
         Fish Oil and Mercury: An excerpt from Dr. Mercola's article found at

"A lawsuit brought by environmentalists in California claims popular brands of fish oil dietary supplements contain unsafe and illegal levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which are carcinogenic chemicals." 

       Keeping Up With Vitamin B12

       The Best Kept Secret For Avoiding Alzheimer's. 

"You may not realize it but we are clearly in the middle of an Alzheimer's epidemic. According to the Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report for 2009, 5.3 million people in the U.S. have the disease, and it has become the sixth leading cause of death in this country. In the next 20 years it is projected that Alzheimer's will affect one in four Americans. If that turns out to be true, it would be more prevalent than obesity and diabetes is today!"