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Saved PDFs: Note that for many links to articles, I’ve saved a pdf version and provide the path on my site to them as: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles /….; for such articles, I only include the remainder of the path, to save space. For example, “Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / ebooks > xyz.pdf” becomes just: “/ ebooks >xyz.pdf”

  1. Acid Reflux:
    1. Mercola article: May Respond Better to Foods Than Prescribed Pills; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > AcidReflux-RespondBetterToFoods_MCL_050323.pdf. The following is from his article:
      • Consuming a Mediterranean diet may be as effective as PPIs in treating acid reflux symptoms; a Mediterranean-style diet focuses on fruits, healthy fats, lean meats, nuts and vegetables.
      • Alkaline Water Is a Short-Term Fix, Not a Long-Term Solution.
      • He also lists many natural remedies, such as those I take regularly: ACV, ginger root, glutamine (supplement), slippery elm (in 2 of my supplements), and vitamin D3.
  2. Aging
    1. Reduced Glutathione:
      1. Recommended dosage: 250 – 1000 mg/d. If your body’s levels are low, take 500-1000 mg/day for at least 2 weeks. Then decrease to 250 – 500 mg/d. Taking sufficient vitamin C with glutathione is also recommended. (11a)
        • Taking curcumin, selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E can help the liver create glutathione. (11a)
        • The following foods are good sources: meat, broccoli, asparagus, spinach, garlic, and almonds. (11a) [This is why I take Brocco-Glutathione supplement.]
      2. Lee Euler: “Cheat Old Age and Stay as Young as Possible;” saved as pdf: LeeEuler Articles > Glutathione_VitalForce-StayYoungLonger_LEuler_031423.pdf.
        • This is a sales-pitch for his product “Vital Force,” specifically about one of its ingredients:  “Setria L-Glutathione, Reduced.” It also includes other natural ingredients that help your body to create more glutatione.  His product provides 50 mg/capsule, but he doesn’t include how many to take per day. 
        • This long article has lots of other good info as well…
        • [I currently take Brocco-Glutatione (iHerb code NTA-16030), which contains 250 mg of Setria L-Glutatione per capsule; I take 1-2 caps/day.]
  3. Alzheimer’s Disease: see “Brain Health” section, below
  4. Antibiotics: 
    1. Mercola article saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Foods Good or Bad / Antibiotics-InFood_Good&Bad_MCL_021324.pdf.  While most foods that contain antibiotics can cause trouble, he lists the following “natural antimicrobials that do not appear to promote drug resistance:” [Cat’s note: these are best if they are fresh]
      • Whole: garlic, ginger, echinacea, goldensea;
      • Oils: myrrh oil, thyme oil, oregano oil;
      • Other: clove extract, olive leaf extract, and colloidal silver
    2. Pharmaceutical vs herbal: Mercola article saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Antibiotics-Oral-IncreaseRisk-KidneyStones_MCL_072423.pdf.
      1. Lists five classes of oral pharmaceutical antibiotics identified as risk factors for kidney stones: (1) broad-spectrum penicillins, (2) uoroquinolones, (3) nitrofurantoin, and (4) cephalosporins and sulfas. See article for more detail.
      2. My preference is herbal antibiotics such as echinacea and goldenseal that I get from our local store: Swan Valley Herbs. See also Naturalon article (16) for a list of 12 herbal antibiotics.
      3. Here’s one of Mercola’s recommendations (from Mercola’s article) to strengthen your immune system: “Get your hands dirty in the garden — Exposure to bacteria and viruses in soil can help
        strengthen your immune system and provide long-lasting immunity against disease.
      4. He also advises avoiding the need for any kind of antibiotic, unless absolutely necessary. “If you do use them, make sure to reseed your gut with fermented foods and/or a high-quality probiotic supplement.”
  5. Anxiety, Depression Help
    1. Ever since I got COVID in 2020, I’ve had depression on and off (I’d not experienced it prior to COVID, but I’ve had several friends who have experienced it, so I know what it is…). I’ve also had anxiety when I drive my car, for several years.
      1. See my article: Depression and Anxiety (Notes)
    2. Both: Anxiety & Depression:
      1. Mercola articles:
        1. “Booming Business for Worsening Mental Health;” saved as pdf:  Mercola-Articles >Anxiety-Depression_ Healing Naturally-WithoutMedication_MCL_090823.pdf. GABA and Ashwagandha can help with this common health issue.
        2. “The Role of GABA in Health and Well Being;” saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > GABA_Role-in-Health-WellBeing-Brain_MCL_121023.pdf.
          • From his Story At-A-Glance: “Mentally, GABA de0ciency is associated with anxiety, fear, depression...” and more, are discussed in this article.
    3. Anxiety:
      1. GMI article: 5 Top Anxiety Relieving Foods; article saved as pdf: GMI-Articles > AnxietyRelievingFoods-5_GMI_061723.  I have anxiety, especially when I have to drive outside m neighborhood. I’m glad to learn that I regularly consume 3 of the 5 foods in the article. Here’s the 5 (read the article for more detail):
        • “Fish, especially cold water fishes like like salmon, cod, mackerel and sardines.”
        • “Nuts, such as “Brazil nuts, almonds and walnuts, plus vitamins D and E and the mineral selenium, all proven to reduce anxious feelings.”
        • “Fermented foods like yogurt…and other fermented milk products.”
        • “Green tea (for theanine).” I used to drink this regularly, and I will try to drink it more regularly….
        • “Dark chocolate…is clinically shown to improve anxiety and deliver a potent feel-good boost of serotonin.” I love this but I stoped eating it when I gave up sugar. But I will try the chocolate again.
    4. Depression:
      1. Top 7 Foods to Help Fight Depression (6f), an interesting Mercola article (on his new sub stack site); I’ve saved it as a pdf: …Mercola-Articles > Depression_Top7FoodsToHelpFight_MCL_102022.pdf.
      2. And also a related video; for link see: Depression_BigPharmaLyingAboutAntidepressants_videoLink.pdf
      3. Mercola article saved: Mercola-Articles / Supps-Herbs > Glycine-IncrLongevity-DecrDepression_MCL_042023.pdf; Glycine is also helpful with detoxing from exposure to glyphosate (Roundup) – see “Detox & Detox Diet” category, below.
      4. Homeopathy for depression; here are a few links:
    5. Anxiety: Foods to Eat or Avoid
  6. Aluminum Contaminated Foods to Avoid:
    1. The following info is from a “Clear State of Mind” article (18). The following ingredients are toxic and can do serious harm to the brain. They should be avoided:
      1. MSG (mono-sodium glutamate)
      2. Aspartame (a non-sugar sweetener), called NutraSweet or Equal on labels
      3. Sucralose (Splenda on label)
      4. Diacetyl, a substance that can cross the blood-brain barrier. It is a common ingredient in homemade buttery popcorn.
      5. Aluminum, a neurotoxin; avoid the following: baking powder and baking soda that contain aluminum. It may be hard to find that on the label, so here are brands that are safe (so far, Sept 2023):
        • Rumford Brand (with “Aluminum-Free” on the label)
        • Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder: my preference, and is available at my local grocer
        • Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda: my preference, and is available at my local grocer
        • Broma Bakery (I don’t recall where I got this one)
        • Plainville Farms (I don’t recall where I got this one)
    2. Aluminum is a very toxic metal that, among other bad things, cause problems in the brain. The following ingredients and foods contain
  7. Big Pharma Issues: 
    1. The Damage it Does: See Mercola article that I’ve saved as a pdf (he closes down his articles after 48 hours):  … / Mercola-Articles > ConventionalMedicineKills_WhatToDo_MCL 102322.pdf. The article includes an 82 minute video on BitChute: bitchute.com/video/x43gBBpKuZ7L/ . See also my Notes on Health/Healing Topics, A-C under Conventional Medicine and the Harm it Does, for his Story-At-A-Glance, and my related pdf article: The Harm of mRNA Vaccines: An Example of Conventional Medicine and the Harm it Does.
    2. Common Meds You Shouldn’t Be on for LongSee See Mercola article that I’ve saved as a pdf (he closes down his articles after 48 hours): … / Mercola-Articles > Meds-Shouldn’tBeOnForLong_MCL_102422.pdf. I note that there are much better herbal remedies available as substitute for many of the listed Meds. For example, instead of acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol), use white willow bark tincture. See my article: Natural Healing Remedies for safer meds.
  8. Blood Pressure:
    1. “Green Tea: Can naturally lower blood pressure, and other benefits. “Saved as pdf: MERCOLA_ARTICLES > GreenTeaBenefits_BloodPressure_MCL_010424.pdf.  Drink about 0.5 to 2.5 cups of green tea daily
  9. Blood Sugar: Reduce Levels
    1. See Green Med Info article (saved as pdf: GMI > CoconutWaterReducesBodyWeight-BloodSugar_GMI_031123.pdf)
    2. See Insulin Resistance (IR) section, below, for lots more info.
  10. Body Fats: See also “Brain Health” below, for info on Brain fats.
    1. Visceral fats: Top 7 Foods to Burn Belly Fat; 18-min video with Dr. Jockers; 4/13/23. Here’s a quote: “Visceral fat is a fat that accumulates in your abdomen. [It ]is not the fat that you can pinch on your belly, but the fat that wraps around your organs inside your abdomen, including your liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Excess visceral fat is a serious problem.
  11. Bone Health & Density:
    1. The following is summary from Native Path’s “Holistic Health Group” article: “Bone-Dissolving Foods Seniors Must Avoid: 5 Foods to Avoid for Osteoporosis.’
      1. Carbonated drinks/beverages
      2. Table salt
      3. Excessive caffine
      4. Hydrogenated oils
      5. Wheat bran [not from sprouted wheat]
    2. The same Holistic Health Group article includes good info on “Rebuilding Bones.”
  12. Brain Health:
    1. 3 Quick Tips for a Super Brain and Better Memory! :
      1. Dr Jockers 3-minute video: youtube.com/watch?v=g44BAsKriB4 (saved: DrJockers-Videos / SuperBrain_3-Tips_Video_DrJockers_081023.html)
      2. Related article saved as pdf: DrJockers-Articles / Brain > SuperBrain_3-QuickTipsForBetterMemory_DrJ0ckers_081023.pdf
    2. Alzheimer’s Disease
      1. Mercola articles:
        1. Can you ‘Catch’ Alzheimer’s Disease,” saved: Mercola-Articles / Brain > AlzheimersDisease-PathogenBased_NotAmyloidPlaques_MCL_052023.pdf
          • It has long-been believed that Alzheimers is caused by amyloid plaques (tho I never believed that, because those plaques are there to protect the tissue to which they are attached, from damage caused by toxic heavy metals and other toxins).
          • His article affirms my belief: A “new emerging theory proposes that Alzheimer’s Disease may be triggered by pathogens, and amyloid plaques may form as an immune response.” He writes, “Six microorganisms were nominated: herpes, toxoplasma, Borrelia, mycobacteria, H. pylori, and P. gingivalis.
        2. Beets May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease; saved as Mercola-Articles / BRAIN and ALZHEIMERS / ALZHEIMERS > BeetsMayHelpPrevent-Alzheimers_MCL_080123.pdf.  From his Story At-A-Glance:
          • “A high-sugar diet triggers insulin resistance, which is strongly linked to Alzheimer’s.” For more about insulin resistance (IR), see that section, below.
          • Research suggests beets may be a powerful ally in the ght against Alzheimer’s disease, decreasing damaging oxidation of neurons by as much as 90%. Beets also fight inammation, lower blood pressure, help you detoxify, lower your risk for heart failure and stroke, and improve brain neuroplasticity
      2. Green Med Info (GMI) Articles (see also “Leaky Brain Syndrome” below):
        1. How Coconut Oil May Rescue the Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease; I’ve saved as pdf: GMI-Articles / Coconut > CoconutOil_MayRescueBrainFromAlzheimers_080823.pdf. I’ve also saved several other coconut articles as pdfs in same “Coconut” section. See also:
    3. Brain Menaces: Ingredients in foods that are toxic to the brain. The following is from Vitality Now video: clearstateofmind.com/yb/landing/lander-19 (18); or text version: clearstateofmind.com/yb/text/youthful-brain/16. The 5 brain menaces to be avoided are:
      1. MSG (mono-sodium glutamate)
      2. Aspartame (a non-sugar sweetener), called NutraSweet or Equal on labels
      3. Sucralose (Splenda on label)
      4. Diacetyl, a substance that can cross the blood-brain barrier. It is a common ingredient in homemade buttery popcorn.
      5. Aluminum, a neurotoxin, is a very toxic metal that, among other bad things, cause problems in the brain. Unfortunately, it is everywhere: in drinking water, supplements, antacids, anti-perspirants, cans, foil, and is commonly used in cookware.
        1. Especially avoid the following: baking powder and baking soda that contain aluminum. It may be hard to find that on the label, so here are brands that are safe (so far, Sept 2023):
          • Rumford Brand (with “Aluminum-Free” on the label)
          • Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder: my preference, and is available at my local grocer
          • Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda: my preference, and is available at my local grocer
          • Broma Bakery (I don’t recall where I got this one)
          • Plainville Farms (I don’t recall where I got this one)
        2. For more info, see also: grocerystoredive.com/which-brands-of-baking-powder-are-aluminum-free/
    4. Leaky Brain Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Natural Solutions, from Dr. Jockers (9B). I’m reading the article and taking notes. May open an article on Cat’s Kitchen based on my notes.
      1. Green Med Info articles:
        1. The Spice that Prevents Fluoride from Destroying your Brain: Turmeric/Curcumin (12/2/22)
        2. How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death (6/18/2018)
        3. Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients (6/10/2013)
    5. Brain that Doesn’t Age: Need Luteolin: It is a potent antioxidant for the brain that supports microglia. Studies show that dysfunctional microglia are the main cause behind almost every symptom of brain aging. NOTE: “Luteolin” is not the same as “Lutein (+zeaxanthin), which is essential for eyes.”
      1. See “advancedbionutritionals.com/MLG/CIO/ABFSLGMYBSE/V2/UCT.htm” for a supplement sales pitch that explains the benefits of luteolin (and other ingredients in the product). Also saved as pdf: Podcasts-Articles / Other > BrainThatDoesn’tAgeSecret_Microglia_Luteolin.pdf. I won’t use that brand because it also contains stearate (an ‘other ingredient’ that I don’t like).
      2. 4/22/23: I ordered a Swanson supplement that contains luteolin and rutin (no stearate): iHerb (SWV-02835); I take 1 tiny capsule/d before breakfast.
    6. Age-Related Memory Decline: Flavonol Deficiency Contributes to This (Mercola 6/12/23 article: media.mercola.com/ImageServer/Public/2023/June/PDF/flavanol-deficiency-age-related-memory-decline-pdf.pdf. Also saved:  Mercola-Articles / Brain > Age-Related-MemoryDecline_FlavanolDeficiency.pdf)
      1. Quercetin and Kaempferol are the most important flavonols.
      2. Other important strategies to protect brain function:
        1. Staying hydrated
        2. Keeping active
        3. Getting good sleep
        4. Avoiding anticholinergics (a class of drugs to avoid), as they block acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that performs important functions within your brain
    7. Brain Fats:
      1. Healthy Fats for the Brain: Myths, Science, and Diets (17). Includes the following topics:
        • How much of the brain is made up of fat?
        • What’s the difference between brain fat and ‘body’ fat?
        • Why saturated fats can harm the brain
        • Why polyunsaturated fats can benefit brain health
        • Which diets include healthy fats?
        • The dangers of diet and health misinformation
    8. Brain Drain: Damage Caused by Heavy Metals and Parasites (ebook saved: EBook / Brain > BrainDrain-HeavyMetals-Parasites_JOtto_0318232.pdf). This got my attention because herbal treatments can resolve the problems (see ebook for details):
      1. Herbs To Remove Heavy Metals From Your Body
        • Cilantro
        • Cilantro combined with other chelating foods, such as spirulina and chlorella,
          for a more potent detox
      2. Herbs To Remove Parasites From Your Body
        • The herb combo (taken together): green/black walnut hull, fresh-ground clove powder, and wormwood kill the worms, larvae, and eggs all at once. Tinctures and capsules are the most common forms available.
        • Mimosa Pudica from the seed, which is the fat-soluble portion, works really well against parasites. It releases tannins and alkaloids that help kill parasites, and its sticky gel grabs parasites and moves them out of the body. It works best to take it on an empty stomach, and don’t take binders, such as clay, bioactive carbon, or diatomaceous earth, within one hour of taking Mimosa Pudica
    9. Brain Disease: Obesity  (from Mercola); see “Obesity” section, below
    10. Supplements to support the brain
      1. Luteolin and more; see supplement sales pitch, “advancedbionutritionals.com/MLG/CIO/ABFSLGMYBSE/V2/UCT.htm”
      2. 5 supplements for Better Brain and Energy; by Dr. Mariza; can listen to her podcast. Here’s her 5 supplements, all of which contain stearate:
        1. Magnesium Restore (Magnesium bisglycinate and magnesium oxide)
        2. Neuro+ Support (Aceyl L-Carnitine, Citicoline, L-alpha glycerylphospholylcholine, Coffee fruit concentrate, phosphatidylserine (from sunflower lecithin), ginkgo)
        3. Adrenal Love (Vitamins C, B2, B6, Pantothenic acid, beuthero, American ginseng, ashwagandha, rodiola, tyrosine and licorice)
        4. Activated B Complete (vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, Folate, B12, plus Biotin, Pantothenic Acid and Choline)
        5. Vitamin D Complete (vitamins D3, K1, K2)
      3. 10 Supplements to Prevent Alzheimer’s;  from eBook by J. Helman MD, saved as pdf (10)
        1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: found in fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for brain health and may help
          support memory and cognitive function
        2. Ginkgo Biloba: This herbal supplement is believed to improve blood flow to the brain, potentially
          enhancing memory and cognitive performance
        3. Vitamin B Complex (6, 9, 12): B vitamins play a crucial role in brain function, including memory and
          cognitive processing
        4. Creatine: Known for its role in energy production, creatine may have cognitive benefits,
          particularly for tasks that require short-term memory and quick thinking.
        5. Phosphatidylserine (PS): A phospholipid that’s an essential component of cell membranes, PS is believed to
          support cognitive function.
        6. Bacopa Monnieri: An herb known for its potential to enhance memory and cognitive function,
          particularly in aging populations.
        7. Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Contains compounds believed to support brain health, potentially enhancing
          memory and cognitive function.
        8. Curcumin (from Turmeric): Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, curcumin may also support cognitive function.
        9. Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ): A compound with antioxidant properties, PQQ may support mitochondrial function and cognitive health
        10. L-Theanine: An amino acid found in tea leaves may promote relaxation and improve focus
          and attention.
  13. Cancer:
    1. Mercola Articles:
      1. Herbal Treatment for prevention against Tumors: N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC); saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > CANCER >Tumors_NAC-CanStopThem_MCL_060623.pdf. NAC has the potential to prevent DNA damage, cancer (such as breast cancer) and other mutation-related diseases. But it also has many other important health benefits; check out the article
      2. Compounds found in rosy periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), form the basis for a number of commonly used cancer drugs that have been in use since the 1960s. See Mercola-Articles > CANCER > RosyPeriwinkle_AlkaloidCompoundsForCancerTmt_MCL_060723.pdf
      3. Aspartame (a popular synthetic sweetener) declared a carcinogen; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Cancer > AspartameCarcinogenicEffects_MCL_071423.pdf
      4. Common Drug in Pork Industry can Cause Cancer; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Cancer > CarbadoxDrug-fmPorkIndustry_HasHumanCancerRisk_MCL_112223.pdf
    2. Green Med Info (GMI) Articles re Cancer
      1. Breast Cancer (6/13/23): Eating Flaxseeds May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality, and related GMI article (9/11/2013):  Flaxseed Can Prevent and Kill Breast Cancer. I note that I add freshly-ground flax seeds to my daily smoothie.
      2. Anti-Cancer ‘Sea Food’ Detoxifies Dioxins (8/24/23): Seaweed Detoxes Dioxins, Has Other Health Benefits. I’ve saved articl as pdf: GMI-ARTICLES / CANCER > SeaweedDetoxesDioxins_FightsCancer_HasOtherHealthBenefits_GMI_082723.pdf
      3. Pancreatic Cancer (my Mom died of this).
        1. Wasbi Melon Extract Fights This Highly Lethal Disease (7f); saved as pdf:  GMI-ARTICLES / CANCER > PancreaticCancer-HighlyLethal_WasabiFightsIt_GMI_020323.pdf
    3. Other Sites Articles re: Cancer
      1. Stern Method for fighting Cancer: a daily mixture of cottage cheese and flax seed oil
        1. “The basic Budwig diet formula is a two to one ratio of cottage cheese to flaxseed oil mixed for about a minute with an immersion blender.
        2. Optimal daily intake is 6 Tbsp cottage cheese and 3 Tbsp flax seed oil with 1 Tbsp of freshly ground flax seeds stirred in. 
        3. It is super kid friendly; they enjoy it with fresh berries on top”
        4. Cat’s note: I would recommend Organic flax seed oil. Also see:  https://www.healthline.com/health/flaxseed-oil-side-effects#risk-and-side-effects
  14. Carbon-Dioxide (CO2)
    1. CO2 vs Lactose; see Mercola Article saved as pdf: MERCOLA ARTICLES > CO2-Benefits-CarbonDioxideBiology_MCL_111923.pdf. The original article is accompanied by a YouTube video: “Ray Peat and Bud Weiss – The Biology of Carbon Dioxide – 2010.” See  youtube.com/watch?v=0tgKX-DkEm4.
  15. Carbohydrates:
    1. Carbohydrates, A Review (not quite finished)
    2. Carbs: Resistant Starch (RS)
    3. Carbs: Inulin (a non-starchy carb)
  16. Cholesterol; see Notes on Natural Health & Healing Topics, A-C, under “Cholesterol”
      1. Higher cholesterol levels (both HDL, LDL) are associated with longer life; from Mercola; saved pdf copy at … / Mercola-Articles > Cholesterol-HigherLevelsAssocWithLongerLife.pdf
  17. Choline and related nutrients
      1. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section below
      2. Choline & Lecithin
      3. Other sites:
        • Chris Masterjohn’s Choline database (1)
        • Green Valley Natural Solutions: “How Losing my Car Saved My Memory,” on the importance of acetyl-choline and how to get it. It focuses on a supplement: “Advanced Brain Power” (from Green Valley Natural Solutions (10A)
  18. Collagen – All Types
    1. When I reached my 70s, I decided to add collagen powder to my daily smoothie; the brand I chose had Types I and II – I didn’t know about any other types. But eventually I learned there are 28 different types (see Mercola-Article pdf, below), with each having its own importance for our health. There are 5 main types commonly used: Types I, II, III, V, and X.
    2. Check out 2 interesting articles – sales pitches for a particular brand that provide the 5 main types: Organixx (Amazon ASIN: B07JQ6CDTQ, costs $40) and BioTrust (Amazon ASIN: B07HMBRGFJ, costs $30); and a third article on Zonia that discusses the role of the different peptides on healthy aging.
    3. Here’s the Types found in different brands that I’ve tried or am considering (to add to my daily morning smoothie):
      1. Vital Proteins, contains Types I, III; I used this in 2021
      2. Anthony’s, contains Types I, III; I used in 2022 and early 2023
      3. DoubleWood contains Types I, II, and III, the one I’m currently using (June 2023)
      4. I’m looking into Organixx (Amazon ASIN: B07JQ6CDTQ) and BioTrust (Amazon ASIN: B07HMBRGFJ); both brands contain the 5 main types: Types I, II, III, V and X; see below.
    4. Here’s a description of each of the 5 main types:
      1. Type I: Most abundant type of collagen in your body. It helps maintain healthy teeth, bones, hair, tendons, and ligaments.
      2. Type II: Type found in cartilage. This rubbery tissue is what cushions your joints.
      3. Type III: Second most abundant type of collagen in your body. It’s what helps keep your skin and the lining of your arteries smooth and pliable.
      4. Type V: Found on surface of all your cells and is the type that makes up hair strands and can promote healthier, fuller hair. And interestingly enough, it’s the type of collagen found in the placenta.
      5. Type X: Type of collagen that helps with bone formation and cartilage as well, helping prevent things like arthritis and osteoporosis.
    5.  Recently a type IV has been identified. Per Wikipedia, “It aids in cell adhesion, migration, survival, expansion, and differentiation.”
    6. Mercola-Articles > Collagen-Gelatin_EssentialForOptimalHealth_MCL_062323.pdf. this article has LOTS of good info about why we need collagen, and why it’s more important than meat or gelatin.
    7. See also Cleveland Clinic article (my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/23089-collagen).
  19. COVID and Spike Protein
    1. See also:
      1. Notes on Natural Health and Healing Topics > A – C
      2. Notes on Natural Health Topics > Coronavirus: SARS-CoV2 Virus and COVID-19 Disease (About)
    2.  COVID-Treatments
      1. Mercola: Two Studies Test Quercetin And COVID Outcomes; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / COVID > Quercetin-ImprovesCOVID-Outcomes_2Studies_MCL_040123.pdf. [Cat’s note: I take quercetin supplement every-other-week, in rotation with Berberine]
      2. Mercola: Would Vitamin D Have Saved Half of COVID Deaths? pdf. saved Mercola-Articles / COVID > VitaminD-CouldSaveHalfOf-CovidDeaths_MCL_022823.pdf (and a copy saved Mercola-Articles / Vitamins)
    3. COVID: Vaccines & Spike Protein (see also”Vaccines” section, below)
      1. Cat’s Kitchen: Coronavirus: SARS-CoV2 Virus and COVID-19 Disease
      2. Mercola:
        1. How to Detox from Spike Protein (on knightspirit.com, (6M)), also saved as pdf: … / Mercola-Articles > COVID and Other Viruses / SPIKE-PROTEIN > SpikeProteinDetox_MCL_033123.pdf. See my  article: Detox Spike Protein – My
        1. LongCOVID: ElephantInRoom; 100% of mRNA Jab Recipients Suffered Heart Injury; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles >  LongCOVID_ElephantInRoom_100%-of-mRNA-JabRecipientsSufferedHeartInjury_MCL_111422.pdf
        2. Zinc Is Key for COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention (saved as pdf: Mercola-Artices / COVID > Zinc Is Key for COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention.pdf)
        3. The COVID-19 Spike Injury You Need to Know About; saved as: Mercola-Articles / mRNA Vaccine > Covid-mRNA-Vaccine_SafetyConcerns_MCL_080123.pdf
  20. Dairy: [need to update all that follow for sequence numbering…Dairy s/b #10]
    1. Does Commercial Milk Make You Sick? (moved from my old iWeb blog)
    2. The Rising Cost of Milk (moved from my old iWeb blog)
  21. Dates (fruits) and their Benefits; see Green Med Info article saved as pdf: HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES / GMI ARTICLES > DatesProducePowerfulHealthBenefits_GMO_122323.pdf
  22. Depression – moved to “Anxiety, Depression Help”, above
  23. Dementia – See also Notes on Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
    1. Vitamin D (especially D3, or directly from the sun) “Dramatically Reduces Risk Of Dementia!per a 5/8/23 “Alzheimers” email from Lee Euler. “Vitamin D can help clear amyloid plaques – a key driver of dementia – from the brain. And it can also help lower dementia-related inflammation.” [his online source:  https://alz-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/dad2.12404]
      1. Vitamin D rich foods: salmon, tuna, sardines, swordfish, eggs, beef liver
  24. Detox and Detox Diet
    1. Detox From Glyphosate (Roundup), and other issues, with Glycine: see
      1. My article: How to Detox Glyphosate (Roundup) from your Body
      2. MCL saved: Mercola Articles / Supps & Herbs > Glycine-IncrLongevity-DecrDepression_MCL_042023.pdf
    2. Detox Diet Considerations; see also:
  25. Diabetes
    1. 3-types
      1. Type 1: This is an auto-immune disease; since the early 1900s, it has been treated with daily doses of insulin.
      2. Type 2: This is a metabolic problem. … see Insulin Resistance section, below. See also an 11-minute video: youtube.com/watch?v=LMCl9Uz-chY
        1. A controversial subject about green peas: you may not want to eat large servings of them frequently if you have type-2 diabetes, as they are high in carbs. However, they are a healthful food in general; see sugarfit.com/blog/green-peas-for-diabetes/, but a video on diabetesfreedom.org says their high-carb levels can be problematic for Type-2 diabetics. (sorry, I can’t get the full link to work)
      3. Type 3: Related to Type 2 and Insulin Resistance, this is believed to be another name for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia; that is, it is “the progression from type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia marked by memory deficits and a dramatic decline in cognitive function.” See the following for more info:
        1. UCLA Longevity Center article: What is Type-3 Diabetes? (https://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/news/what-type-3-diabetes)
        2. Live Science article: “Type-3 Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments.” (https://www.livescience.com/type-3-diabetes)
    2. Tea Can Reduce Risk and Progression of Diabetes: See Mercola Article, saved as pdf: Mercola Articles / Diabetes_InsulinResistance > TeaCanReduceRisk-DiabetesProgression_MCL_020224.pdf
  26. Diet For Health
    1. Main article in 3-parts
      1. Calories: Not all Calories are Created Equal
      2. Diet Solution and Metabolic Type, Cat’s notes from the Diet Solution video
      3. Food Combining: Acidifying and Alkalizing Foods (includes charts)
      4. Multis, quality of (multi-vitamins and/or minerals); saved article: … / Mercola-Articles > Multivitamin-QualityImportance_MCL_092122.pdf
      5. Other sites:
    2. Mercola:
      1. Restricting daily methionine amino acid to 2 mg/kilogram body weight slims waistline and help you to live longer. Restricting tryptophan and cysteine is also important. What foods are highest in these amino acids? See artcle for details, saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > LongevityDiet_InflammatoryProteinAminoAcidRestriction_MCL-042823.pdf
  27. EMFs (Electro-Magnetic-Frequencies) and The Harm They Can Do
    1. Mercola article, saved: Mercola-Articles > EMFs-HealthEffects-Harms_MCL-061623.pdf. EMFs include electric, magnetic and higher frequency radio fields that can do harm to your body. It may also be a key factor in diabetes, as it disrupts metabolism For several years, I’ve been wearing a Q-Link necklace day and night, to protect my body and mind from EMF harm. Check out Q-Link’s website for more: Shop Q-Link.
  28. Eye Health
    1. General Eye Health
      1. Lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health. Jun 2023: During my 2023 eye appointment, my local eye doctor highly recommended supplementing with lutein and zeaxanthin; so I decided to look into this combo online, especially since I recently started taking a lutein supplement for my dry eye problem; my lutein supplement also contains zeaxanthin. Here’s a few articles on that subject:
        1. Mayo Clinic: mcpress.mayoclinic.org/living-well/the-best-vitamins-for-your-eyes/
        2. HealthLine: healthline.com/health/lutein-for-eyes#eye-conditions
        3. WebMD: webmd.com/eye-health/lutein-zeaxanthin-vision
        4. All About Vision: allaboutvision.com/nutrition/lutein.htm
        5. Daily Gem: dailygem.co/blogs/news/zeaxanthin-vs-astaxanthin-whats-the-difference
      2. Astaxanthin is related to zeaxanthin and may also help with eye health. Here’s an interesting, short article: holisticpsychiatrist.com/holistic-updates/improve-your-vision-insights-on-zeaxanthin-vs-astaxanthin
    2. Contact Lenses
      1. Mercola article: Forever Chemicals (PFAs) in Your Contact Lenses; saved: Mercola-Articles > ContactLensesContain-PFAs-HarmfulChems_MCL_062123.pdf. “A large population-based study conducted in China found exposure to PFAS increased
        the risk of visual impairment.” The article also includes list of other things that are contaminated with PFAs
    3. Dry Eyes:
      1. Mercola article (6L) saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles >DryEyeDrops-LinkedToAntibiotic-ResistantBacterial-Infection_MCL_021823.pdf. For his Story AT-A-Glance, see my Notes on Natural Health/Healing topics: D – G, under “Eye Health.”
      2. Lutein and Zeaxanthin: see “General Eye Health” above for good information.
      3. DHA (Omega-3) helps recovery from dry-eyes. I’m taking it, and it’s working! See “Fats, Oils, Fatty Acids” section below for a Mercola article about this.
    4. Gogi Berries to support eye health as you age. The following is from an Aging Defeated article: Tiny Berry Can Stop Vision Loss As You Age. See the article for more info:
      • Goji berries are packed with age-fighting antioxidants – including lutein and zeaxanthin, which help filter out harmful blue light and shield your eyes from aging. Plus, they can even lower your risk of eye diseases related to AMD.”
  29. Fake-Meat Dangers: Harm to your Health; Mercola article saved as pdf: …/ Mercola-Articles >  FakeMeat-Dangers_MCL_032623.pdf
  30. Fasting
    1. Veggie Juice Fast Menu
    2. See also Insulin Resistance section, below, regarding fasting to reduce risk of Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes
    3.  Mercola:
      • Fasting Is a Powerful Treatment Strategy for Diabetes:  Mercola-Articles > Fasting-TmtStrategy-Diabetes-IR_022422.pdf
      • Intermittent Fasting – Good for Mitochondrial Health: Mercola-Articles  > Fasting-Intermittent_LateDinnersWreckMitochondriaHealth_MCL_121622.pdf
      • Time-Restricted Eating – Fasting for Metabolic Fitness and Hormone Balance: Mercola-Articles > Fasting-ForMetabolicFitness_HormoneBalance_MCL_012923.pdf
  31. Fats, Oils & Fatty Acids; see also Foods (About) under Fats and Oils:  catsfork.com/CatsKitchen/foods-about/
    1. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio: Getting it Right Is essential; saved as pdf: …/Mercola-Articles > Fats_Omega3-Omega6_RatioIsEssential_MCL_050523.pdf. Per his article, the best ratio is 3:1 (Omega-6 to Omega-3). I note that other sources have different recommended ratios. See also PubMed article: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12442909/.
      1. For examples of these different Omegas, see: healthline.com/nutrition/omega-3-6-9-overview#omega-6 (it also discusses Omega-9s)
        1. Omega-3s: DHA and EPA;
        2. Omega-4s: Linoleic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA or ARA).
    2. The Importance of Omega-3 for Cell Membrane Functionality (and Don’t Overdo Omega-6. See saved article: Mercola-Articles / Fats-Oils > Omega3_ForCellMembrnFunctionality_MinimizeOmega6_MCL_062523.pdf
    3. How the Wrong Dietary Fat Can Wreck Your Health: Linoleic Acid Oega-6
      1. Mercola:
        1. Linoleic Acid (LA) — The Most Destructive Ingredient in Your Diet; saved as pdf: …/ Mercola-Articles / Fats-Oils > LinoleicAcid-LA-MostDestructiveIngred-inDiet_MCL_0717233.pdf
        2. Another, saved as pdf: …/ Mercola-Articles >  Omega-6_LinoleicAcid-WrecksHealth_MCL_121822.pdf; From his Story At-A-Glance: “To stop the accumulation of LA in your cells, eliminate seed oils from your diet. Cook with beef tallow, butter, ghee or coconut oil, and avoid all processed foods, restaurant foods, condiments, and animals raised on grains, such as chicken and pork.”
        3. See also related video: bitchute.com/video/rOy4Ze5nQrzX/ (1 hr, 42 min)   
        4. Another, saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / FATS/OILS > AvoidLinoleicAcid_BasicTipsOptimalHealth_MCL022924.pdf
    4. DHA (an Omega-3) can help you “recover from dry-eye” (10b) and “prevent skin-wrinkles” (12). I’ve saved these 2 subjects in a single article pdf:  Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles > DHA-Omega-3_WrinklesPrevention_DryEyeCause-Tmt_upd-041623.pdf.  I started taking DHA supplement in May 2023 to help with my dry eye problem; after 5 days, my dry-eye problem has decreased!.
    5. Seed Oils (Corn, Soy, Canola, etc.): Are they Behind the Majority of Diseases This Century?; saved: …/ Mercola-Articles > SeedOils-BehindMajorityOfDiseases_MCL_012523.pdf
      1. Soybean Oil: The Harm it Does; saved: / Mercola-Articles > SoybeanOil_OneOfMostHarmful-Ingredients-ProcessedFoods_MCL_010323.pdf
    6. See a Green Valley article about this (10B). I’ve saved dry-eye and Here’s a quote: “The light-sensing cells in the eye’s retina require the fatty acid included in fish oil named DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). And while every cell in the body needs fatty acids to form membranes and other structures, the cells in the eye have a higher proportion of DHA in their fatty acid content than do any other type of cell in the body. … Tests at Louisiana State University demonstrate that DHA helps the cells in the retina reinforce their defenses against potential oxidative damage that can result from strong light that enters the eyes.
    7. Olive Oil:
      1. Dr. Jockers: Olive Oil: Health Benefits, Best Sources and How to Use It
    8. Fish Oils
      1. Are most Fish Oil Products Synthetic? (Mostly YES) saved: Mercola-ARticles > FishOilProducts_AreMostSynthetic_MCL_022223 .pdf
  32. Fatty Liver Disease (Non-Alcoholic, or NAFLD) and its Second Stage: NASH
    1. NOTE: I believe that NAFLD is a consequence of insulin resistance; see “Choline and Related Nutrients” section, above, and “Insulin Resistance section, below)
    2. see Mercola article saved: … / Mercola-Articles > NAFLD-and-B-Vitamins_MCL-082022.pdf
    3. Vitamins B12 and B9 (folic acid), and choline may reverse NASH
    4. Other herbs and supplements that can help: milk thistle (or its active ingredient, Silymarin), CoQ10, and NAC (N-acetylcysteine)  
    5. 5 Fatty Liver Foods to Avoid (from Health Means)
      1. Crackers (snack);
      2. Salted or cured meats such as prosciutto, and cold cuts like ham, bologna, or salami;
      3. Fruit cups; that is, fruit is an important part of the daily diet, just don’t overdo – expecially processed fruit;
      4. Common condiments, such as commercial ketchup & salad dressings (too much fructose or artificial sweeteners);
      5. Vegetable and seed oils, such as sunflower, corn, soybean and canola; these are omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid which are high in PUFAs
    6. 7 Best Natural Treatments for Fatty Liver Disease (https://doctor.ndtv.com/liver/fatty-liver-disease-7-best-natural-treatments-1838814). Includes 1. ACV (1 Tbsp, 2x/day in water; can add honey; 2. Lemon (squeeze a lemon in a glass of water and drink it 2-3 times a day for some weeks); 3. Green tea: 3 to 4 cups regularly to keep the fatty liver disease at bay; 4. Turmeric: add ¼ tsp to two glasses of water, or to a glass of milk, and drink it daily; 5. Papaya; 6. Amla; and 7: Exercise regularly.
  33. Fittness – Reverse Sarcopenia: Regain Muscle Mass: See Muscle Strength section below
  34. Foods
    1. Unexpected Foods that are Good for You
      1. Dates (fruit): see Green Med Info Article: greenmedinfo.com/blog/eating-dates-good-you; also saved as pdf: Dates-fruit_GoodForYou_GMI_050723.pdf
    2. Worst Foods: 9 Worst Foods to Eat:  saved as html: DrJockers-Articles > 9-WorstFoodsToEat_HealthySwaps – DrJockers_032923.html. Those foods are: (1) Table salt, (2) Processed Meats, (3) Artificial Sweeteners such as aspartame, (4) Vegetable oils, (5) Microwave popcorn, (6) Margarine, (7) Soy protein isolate and other unfermented soy products, (8) Non-Organic potatoes and other fresh produce known for pesticide contamination, and (9) Canned tomatoes. That last one surprised me! It’s because their acidic nature pulls aluminum (atoxic heavy metal) and other toxic chemicals from the can; instead, looke for them in glass jars instead!
    3. Factory Farmed Foods:
      1. “The two most dangerous foods served in most restaurants are factory farmed chicken, which is responsible for a majority of foodborne illnesses, and farmed salmon, which is among the most toxic foods on the planet.” (From Mercola article saved as: Mercola-Articles / Foods – Good or Bad > Factory-FarmedFoods_Harmful_MCL_072923.pdf)
    4. Fake Food: This is a quote from a 2022 Mercola article: “The EAT Forum, cofounded by the Wellcome Trust and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2014, has developed a “Planetary Health Diet,” intended to be applied to the entire global population. It entails cutting meat and dairy intake by up to 90%, and working with biotech and fake meat companies to replace whole foods with lab-created alternative.” Article saved: UltraprocessedFood-WorstChoiceForPlanet-Health_MCL_090922.pdf
    5. Food Shortages: How to Prepare; Another new article in 2022, as food shortages will become the norm. See catsfork.com/CatsKitchen/food-shortages-how-to-prepare/, which is mainly a copy of sections from an article by Dr. Mercola.
    6. Fermented Foods: Benefits; fermented foods include kefir, natto, kimchi, miso, tempeh, true pickles, sauerkraut, olives and more. I used to ferment berries and other fruits, and some veggies, but as I’ve aged, I’ve changed to using Mercola’s fermented foods supplements; for example: Fermented Beet Powder, Fermented Fruits Powder, Fermented Elderberry, Fermented Ginger, Fermented Turmeric and more!
      • Mercola’s fermented products: products.mercolamarket.com/fermented-greens-fruits/ which includes tips on how to make your own fermented foods.
      • “Health Benefits of Fermented Foods” mercola.com/calendar/2018/fermenting.htm
      • “Fermented Foods and Fiber Can Help Reduce Stress.” (A Mercola article I’ve saved as a pdf: FermentedFoods-Fiber_CanHelpReduceStress_MCL_121522.pdf)
      •  “Fermented Foods May Lower Risk of Death” from Mercola article I’ve saved as a pdf: FermentedFoods-MayLowerRisk-Death_122321.pdf)
    7. Fruits & Their Benefits;
      1. Oranges – peel and juice benefits; see Green Med Info article: 9 Health Benefits of Oranges Backed By Science (both orange juice and orange peel). Saved article as pdf: GMI-ARTICLES > Oranges_9-HealthBenefits-BackedByScience_GMI_111023.pdf
  35. Fulvic and Humic Acids (from rich, ancient soil) < need article; until then, see
    1. Catsfork: Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals (Fulvic and Humic Acids Section)
    2. Catsfork: Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics: Fulvic and Humic Acids
    3. Other sites:
      1. Green Med Info: greenmedinfo.health/blog/little-known-miracle-life-fulvic-acid
      2. Green Smoothie Girl: greensmoothiegirl.com/fulvic-acid-humic-acid/
  36. Glandular Therapy: using glandular tissue to heal that particular gland.
    1. This method was popularized nearly 100 years ago by a Swiss doctor named Paul Niehans. For example (from advancedbionutritionals.com/Adrenal-Fatigue-Supplements/Fatigue-Fighting-Breakthrough.htm): “During an operation on a woman’s thyroid gland, a surgeon accidentally removed the woman’s parathyroid glands! What should have been a routine procedure turned into a life-or-death situation. … Dr Niehans quickly mixed a solution of saline and the cells from the parathyroid glands of a sheep. He then injected the solution into the patient. … Within minutes, the woman’s condition started to improve. Her convulsions started to slow down. And a short while later, they’d stopped completely.
    2. This eventually led to the creation of a supplement:  Advanced Adrenal Factor.
  37. Gut and Gut Issues
    1. Colon Problems (2021) (from Cat’s old iWeb site) 
    2. Slippery Elm for Constipation and Kidney Trouble for Cats and Humans
    3. Furthering a Healthy Gut: included in Diet for Health, Part 1 Recommendations
    4. Prescriptions That Cause Harm
      1. Blockbuster Skinny Pills Can Paralyze Your Stomach; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / GUT > CanParalizeStomach_Semaglutides-Ozempic-Wegovy_MCL_082523.pdf
    5. Other sites:
      • Food Revolution: Healthy Poop Guide 
      • Gut Cleanse Protocol (Dr. Gundry Video about important dietary changes, and sales pitch for Bio-Complete-3 supplement)
      • See also (saved pdfs)
        • CATSFORK-ESP WEB / CATSFORK-QTH / PDF FILES > Stool_HealthConsciousPersonsGuide-toPoop.pdf; includes Bristol Stool Form Scale on pg 9
        • CATSFORK-ESP WEB / CATSFORK-QTH / PHOTOS-FILES / CHARTS > BristolStooChart-Mercola.pdf and BristolStoolChart_(cropped).png
  38. Health and Health Improvement
    1. Health Recovery Diet, with Coconut Oil
    2. Green Med Info:
      1. Pomegranate: 5 Ways They Extend Women’s Lives; I add a handfull to my daily smoothie, along with other fruits.
    3. Mercola:
      1. 25 Health Tips (after Mercola’s 25 Years): I’ve saved his article at: … / Mercola-Articles > “25-HealthTips_Mercolas-25-years_081022.pdf. See my “NOTES on Natural Health Topics, H-I,” under “Health” for a summary of his 25 tips.
      2. Top 5 Habits for a Healthier Life (from Mercola); article saved as pdf: … / Mercola-Articles > HealthierLife_TopFiveHabits_MCL_103022.pdf. Here are the habits (see article for more detail): 1. Stop eating vegetable seed-oils high in Omega-6 like soy, cottonseed, sunflower, rapeseed (canola), corn and safflower; 2. Get more sun exposure for optimized vitamin D; 3. Embrace time-restricted eating; for example, between 8 qAM and 2 PM; 4. Exercise often; 5. Protect yourself from EMFs. [Cat’s note: I wear QLink pendant like a necklace; it protects the body from EMF exposure. It was recommended by my acupuncturist, and I believe it really helps. See my article: EMFs and the damage they cause for more info].
  39. Heart Health
    1. His & Hers: Matters of the Heart (originally from The EssentiaList)
    2. Other sites
      1. Mercola: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Pills Trigger Heart Damage;
        1. Because he removes his articles after 48 hours, I saved article as pdf: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / Mercola > HeartDamage-TriggeredByNonsteroidalAnti-InflammatoryPills_MCL_101422.pdf.
        2. See also Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics, H-I, for Mercola’s Story At-A-Glance (for this Nonsteroidal… article), under “Heart and Cardiovascular Health”
      2. Green Med Info: 7 Ways to Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease with Nutrition
  40. Herbs, Medicinal Foods, etc; see also Herbs and Spices (About)
    1. General articles about herbs:
    2. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You’re Not Taking (5); I note that I do take several of them.
    3. Green Med Info (GMI):
      1. GMI: 5 Food-Medicines that Could Save Your Life (7a): Garlic, Honey, Apples, Turmeric, Sunlight [see reference 7a for path to article saved as pdf]
      2. GMI: 10 Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds (7b): Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Gingivitus/Dental Plaque, Infant Health-Massage Oil, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Antibiotic-Induced Kidney Damage, Atherosclerosis, Depression, Radiation-Induced DNA Damage, and Cancer
      3. GMI: [Pharmaceutical] Attack on Herbs and Supplements is a Racket (7c). They “want healing herbs and supplements  [to be] regulated off the market and taken away from the people.”
      4. GMI: 7 Reasons to Love Rosemary (7D): Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic, Anxiety Relief, Cognition Enhancing, Neuroprotective, Antidepressant 
    4.  Mercola:
      1. Spicing Up Your Meals to Build Your Gut Health (6I)
      2. Specific Herbs:
        • Echinacea: Health Benefits (6d)
        • Milk Thistle: saved as pdf: see Mercola-Articles > MilkThistle_TopHealthBenefits_HowToTake_MCL_011223 .pdf   
            1. Other sources:
              1. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You are Not Taking (but should be) (5), by Jason Prall.  I note that I do take several of them, but the list is too long to include here.. Saved: HEALTH-NUTRITION / 2 PODCASTS-ARTICLES / eBooks > Herbs-Top26-ebook_092321.pdf and Herbs-Top-26-Herbal SuppsYouAreNotTaking-ButShouldBe_JasonPrall_021923.
  41. Heavy Metals and their Toxicity:
    1. Heavy Metal Toxicity (Overview)
    2. Heavy Metal Toxicity: Testing and Treatment (was “HM_TestTreat” on iWeb)
    3. Heavy Metal Exposure & Damage  (was “HM_Exposure” on iWeb)
    4. Heavy Metal Toxicity Symptoms (was “HM_Symptoms on iWeb)
    5. Heavy Metal Detox (Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals)
      1. Chlorella and Cilantro Heavy-Metal Detox Protocol (moved from Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals)
      2. BioSil and Pectasol-C Heavy Metal Detox Protocol (moved from Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals, but needs more info)
      3. Citrus Pectin (“Go Healthy with Stefan” link) is a safe heavy-metal detox agent.
        1. From Medical News Today (medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327317): “Modified citrus pectin and substances from brown seaweeds lowered heavy metal toxicity by roughly 74% in human participants across five case studies.
        2. See also: naturalprogressionwellness.com/blogs/news/modified-citrus-pectin-and-alginates-for-heavy-metal-detox
    6. Mercury Toxicity:
    7. Other sites (on Heavy Metals):
      1. Green Med Info: Five Natural Detoxifiers for a Healthy Year [focus on heavy metals]
      2. Dr Mercola: jahealthadvocate.com/healing-therapies/dr-mercola-and-chris-shade-on-heavy-metal-detoxification (2017 article) [NOTE: Mercola closes down his articles after 2 days, so JA Health Advocate copied and posted this article for future reference.]
      3. Dr. Mercola: mercola.com/article/mercury/detox_protocol.htm [I’ve saved this as pdf on Cat’sKitchen: Mercury Detoxification Protocol]
  42. Homeopathy: Introduction to Homeopathy, an introduction to a natural form of healing. Article includes an example for depression (pdf saved Health-Nutrition / Homeopathy > intro-homeopathy_CatsKitchen-5_2022c.pdf). An older version (2016) is also available on The EssentiaList: Introduction to Homeopathy.
  43. Immune Health
    1. 8 Foods to Strengthen Immunity; saved as html: DrJockers / ImmuneHealth_8-Foods-Strengthen-Immunity_DrJockers_030923.html
    2. Inflammation: See also: Notes on Natural Health/Healing Articles: H – I, under “Inflammation.”
      1. Dr Jockers; I’ve saved the following articles:  Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / Dr Jockers Articles > (file name)
      2. 5 Ways To Reduce Inflammation Quickly: Saved as html: Dr Jockers Articles > Inflammation_5WaysToReduceQuickly – DrJockers_031623.html. The 5 ways are:
        • Good hydration
        • Regular movement
        • Anti-inflammatory nutrition
        • Reduce stress and improve sleep
        • Use key nutrients to support a healthy inflammatory process.
      3. Reduce inflammation with Anti-Immune Diet: Saved as pdf:  AutoImmuneDiet_Top-12BestFoodsToReduceInflamation_010323.pdf.
        1. The top 12 auto-immune diet foods (from his article) are: Fatty Fish, Olives and Olive Oil (the real deal), Turmeric, Berries, Avocados, Leafy Greens, Green Tea, Cruciferous Veggies, Coconut Oil, Mushrooms, Carminative Herbs, Bone Broth and Collagen.
          1. Re: Carminative herbs: they are “herbal remedies that are rich in volatile oils [that reduce intestinal gas]” (from thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbal-actions/b-d/carminative/; see that article for more detail)
  44. Insulin Resistance (IR), High Blood Sugar, and Metabolic Syndrome [see also “Obesity-Weight Problems” section, below; IR can cause accumulation of body fat in abdomen and liver.]
    1. Cat’s Notes on Health Topics H – I; scroll down to “Insulin Resistance”
    2. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance
    3. Supplements, Herbs for Insulin Resistance
    4. Fasting to Reduce Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes  and related article by Dr. Mercola (6)
    5. Reversing Metabolic Disease, Naturally (to treat Insulin Resistance, Belly Fat Accumulation, Dietary Hormone Disruptors): saved as pdf: GMI-Articles > MetabolicDisease_Reversing-Naturally_GMI_042023.pdf
    6. The following (with one exception) have been moved and updated from my old iWeb blog:
    7. Insulin: Master Regulator
      1. IR Intro: Insulin, IR and Metabolic Syndrome
      2. IR: A Look at Causes; see also my pdf: “Adipose Tissue: White and Brown Fat” as “Brown Fat” is discussed in this article.
      3. IR: Controlling and Reversing this Disease
      4. IR: Hormone Imbalance-I (about 5 hormone blocks and healing a leaky gut); new Apr 29, 2021; updated May 7, 2021
      5. IR: Hormone Imbalance-II (video links, from Rosemarie Lascalzo)
      6. IR and the Leptin Connection
      7. IR: Leptin and Lectins
      8. see also: NOTES on Natural Health-Healing Topics J-P, under “Leptin Resistance”
    8. mTOR and Insulin Resistance: The connection between them (Oct  ’21). See my notes from a video: “The CEO of Aging” with Dr Ron Rosedale (Sept ’22: the 82 min video at vimeo.com/531097610 is no longer available online).
      1. From Wikipedia: mTOR stands for “mammalian target of rapamycin.” … “The mTOR pathway is a central regulator of mammalian metabolism and physiology.” 
      2. For more about mTOR, see pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19100909/;
      3. For its effects on aging, see mTOR in aging, metabolism, and cancer (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23317514)
      4. NOTE: pubmed and ncbi articles are about peer-reviewed, published scientific research
    9. Other sites (on Insulin Resistance or IR):
      1. Broken Brain Podcasts list, Dr. Mark Hyman (2);
      2. Broken Brain, Individual podcasts regarding IR:
      3. #223: How IR Destroys Your Brain, with Dhru Purohit & Dr Ben Bikman, 1 hr, 42 min (2a)
      4. #154: The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman”  1 hr, 25 min (2b)
      5. Dr. Jockers on “10-Day Kidney Cleanse” (under Kidney & Urinary Tract section (below), that includes a section on IR
      6. Insulin Resistance Summit: Several pdfs saved: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / eBooks / Insulin Resistance >
        1. 3 Transcripts: IR-Summit_3-InterviewTranscripts_102222.pdf includes:
          • The Best Essential Oils to Improve Insulin Resistance, by Eric Zielinski, DC
          • How to Deal with Low Blood Sugar Issues, by Danielle Hamilton, FNTP
          • How Vegetable Oils Cause Insulin Resistance, by Tucker Goodrich
        2. Biohacking-InsulinResistance_102222.pdf
        3. BloodSugar-TipsToBalanceNaturally_102222.pdf
        4. BrainFog_3DayKickstartGuide_102222.pdf
        5. EssentialOils_forDiabetes_RemedyGuide_102222.pdf
        6. FattyLiver_ReversingToImproveInsulinResistance_102222.pdf
        7. HerbalSupplements_Top26_YouShouldBeTaking_102222.pdf
        8. RecipeBook_InsulinResistance_102222.pdf
      7. Mercola on: Seed oils (PUFAs) and Insulin Resistance
  45. Important Nutrients: We may not get enough
  46. Iodine See an interesting article by Dr. Mercola, saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Iodine-TruthAndLies_MCL_041723.pdf. Here’s a list of best natural foods rich in iodine: Dairy, Cranberries, Eggs, Potatoes, and Sea Veggies (seaweeds, such as the Bladderwrack supplement I take).
  47. Ketogenic Diet (Intro)  See Ketogenic Diet (Intro):
    1. Daily Outline
    2. Carb/Protein/Fat (CPF) Counters (Tables)(by food category)
    3. Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD) and Metabolic Mitochondrial Therapy (MMT)
    4. Dr. Mercola used to recommend a Keto diet, but he’s changed his mind; see his article: “In Defense of Low Fat Eating.” He closes down his articles after 48 hours; I’ve saved it as a pdf (9/9/23): Mercola-Articles / FATS-OILS > Low-FatDiet_LimitUnhealthyFats_MCL_090923.pdf. You can contact me for a copy. The related 50-min video can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBBtQ4QwWxg.
  48. Kidney & Urinary Tract 
    1. Dr. Jockers: 10-Day Kidney Cleanse (For Better Energy and Skin Health); I saved pdf version: … / Dr. Jockers > KidneyCleanse_10-Day_ ForBetterEnergy&Skin Health_DrJockers_021923a.pdf. He also discusses Insulin Resistance in this article.
      • His 9 recommended foods: Cucumbers, Celery, Dandelion Greens, Beets, Berries, Limes, Lemons, Onions, Broccoli.
      • His 8 recommended herbs: Parsley, Cilantro, Horsetail, Burdock, Stinging Nettle, Milk Thistle, Gynostemma, Marshmellow Root.
  49. Lead: Toxic Levels in Water & Soil
    1. Lead is a very toxic metal; over the years, it has been building up on our water and oil. especially by lead-coated telephone cables underground. This is of special importance to me, as I was an Outside-Plant Telephone Engineer (originally for a Baby-Bell company that became part of Century Link when I retired).  See Mercola article I’ve saved as pdf: Mercola-Article > Lead-AlarmingToxicLevels_In-Water_MCL_081523.pdf
  50. Lemons & Lemon Water
    1. GMI: Benefits of Lemon Water (greenmedinfo.com/blog/real-benefits-lemon-water-according-science1) saved as pdf: GMI-ARticles > LemonWater-Benefits_AccordingToScience_GMI_010323.pdf
    2. Detox & Cleanse
    3. Improve Digestion
    4. Alkalize
    5. Weight Loss / Appetite Suppressant
    6. Reduced Wrinkles and Improved Skin
    7. Many Benefits of Essential Oils in Lemons (discussed in separate article; link not known); check out Dr. Axe article: draxe.com/essential-oils/lemon-essential-oil-uses-benefits/
  51. Liver & Gall Bladder
    1. Mercola sales-pitch: LiverSupportSupplementForHealthyLiverFunction_MCL_012923.pdf
    2. NAFLD: Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. 30% of adults have this disease! And that includes me…
      1. Mercola articles saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Liver >
        1. NAFLD_MCL_060923.pdf. NAFLD means “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.”  Can also find his article on Substack: media.mercola.com/ImageServer/Public/2023/June/PDF/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-pdf.pdf. The original article also includes a video you can find on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=_oBkdmsRu0Y
        2. NAFLD-and B-Vitamins_MCL-082022.pdf. (I don’t know if it is available on Substack)
    3. Native-Path article: “5 Liver Damaging Food to be Avoided by Seniors” (19). Those 5 are: 1. Crackers, 2. Salted or cured meats, 3. Fruit cups, 4. Common Condiments, such as ketchup & salad dressings. 5. Vegetable & Seed Oils
    4. Kutki is an Ayuruvedic herbal remedy for the liver; I just learned about this from the an article by Jason Prall that I’ve saved as a pdf: Podcasts-Articles / Ebooks / Herbs-Supps > Top26HerbalSupps-ShouldTake_JasonPrall_022523.pdf
  52. Meat vs Vegan
    1. Green Med Info article: The Vegan Backfire: The Truth Behind The Antimeat Agenda, saved as pdf: GMI Articles > AntimeatAgenda_TruthBehind-It_GMI_051123.pdf
  53. Medicines-Prescribed
    1. Mercola: Prescribed Antibiotics Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Stones; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Antibiotics-Oral-IncreaseRisk-KidneyStones_MCL_072423.pdf.
  54. Metabolism
    1. Mercola article and video (8/14/23) “How the Global Takeover Mirrors the Hijacking of Medicine,” saved:
      1. Article: Mercola-Articles > MetabolicallyUnfit-HowGlobalTakeoverMirrorsHijackingOfMedicine.pdf
      2. Video: go to: youmaker.com/video/ea4acc64-09d2-46d1-9e19-5e4d6122aeb0  (link is also included in short pdf: MetabolicallyUnfit-HowGlobalTakeoverMirrorsHijackingOfMedicine_video.pdf)
    2. Mercola article and video (8/20/23): “Crucial Facts About Your Metabolism.”  Saved:
      1. Article: Mercola-Articles / Metabolism > Cortisol-Glucose_MitochondriaMetabolism_MCL_082023.pdf
      2. Video: go to: bitchute.com/video/DIwBdA4tHXVU/, also saved as part of a pdf: Mercola-Videos / Metabolism-re_Cortisol-Glucose-Diabetes_082023-video.pdf.
  55. Minerals – Minerals (About) in alphabetic order
    1. Aluminum (Al) – dangerous; see saved article: Mercola-Articles / Aluminum_HowDamagesBrain_MCL_012323.pdf
    2. Copper (Cu)
      1. Interesting article saved: Mercola Articles / Minerals > CopperDeficiency_IronOverload_Dangers_MCL_070923-upd
    3. Iron (Fe)
      1. Too much in brain can lead to Alzheimers; see “Brain” section above
      2. See also “Copper” above, re Dangers of Copper Deficiency and Iron Overload
    4. Magnesium (Mg)
      1. Magnesium (About)
      2. Magnesium Chloride, 80% Solution
      3. Magnesium Chloride, Nano-Particle Supplement
      4. The Importance of Dietary Magnesium (originally from The EssentiaList)
      5. 7 Needed Forms of Magnesium (from  magnesiumbreakthrough.com/nuclear). I note that Threonate isn’t listed, but is one of the chelated forms (see link below). It is the only form that crosses the blood-brain barrier. I also note that Chloride is not listed, but there are many reasons it’s important; see Magnesium Chloride, 80% Solution (above).
        • Chelate (article doesn’t indicate which chelate is needed, but chelation is important for ALL minerals; see Livestrong: What is Chelated Magnesium? )
        • Citrate
        • Bisglycinate
        • Malate
        • Orotate
        • Sucrosomial
        • Taurate
        • Threonate (aka Magtein): See Mercola article saved: Mercola-Articles / Minerals > Magnesium L-Threonate _HighAbsorptionSupplement_MCL_022623.pdf. I started using this in June 2022 because of a food sensitivity to Magnesium Chloride solution. Mag-threonate has many benefits, including that it crosses the blood-brain barrier.
      6. Top-12 Magnesium-Rich Foods; saved: DrJockers-Articles / Minerals > Mg_Top12 Best RichFoods_DrJockers_080123.pdf
      7. Mg: Important for Heart Health: See Mercola article saved: Mercola-Articles / Minerals > Magnesium-ImportantForHeartHealth_MCL_031823.pdf
      8. Magnesium Deficiency (6e)
    5. Selenium (Se)
    6. Zinc (Zn), and its importance for good health (lost link); see also:
      1. Dr. Jockers, below: How to Test Zinc Levels at Home.
      2. GMI, below: 10 Reasons why you need to eat enough zinc.
      3. Mercola, below: The Secret of Zinc’s Immunity-Boosting Power Revealed (6c)
      4. Proper balance between copper and zinc: 2 mg copper to 15 mg of zinc. See Livestrong article (13a) for more detail. Important to apply this ratio to supplements; however, it’s hard to apply this to foods.
  56. Minerals, Other sites
    1. TTAC: 3-Ways to Detox with Iodine: Detox from Halides, Heavy Metals, and Boost your Liver and Kidneys (from The Truth About Cancer (4a))
    2. Mercola:
      • Magnesium: Magnesium Deficiency (6e)
      • Zinc: The Secret of Zinc’s Immunity-Boosting Power Revealed (6c)
      • Copper & Iron: Dangers of Copper Deciency and Iron Overload; saved article: Mercola-Articles / Minerals > CopperDeficiency_IronOverload_Dangers_MCL_070923-upd.pdf
      • Aluminum: harmful; see saved article: Mercola-Articles > Aluminum_HowDamagesBrain_MCL_012323.pdf
      • Too Much Iron in Brain may lead to Alzheimers; saved article: Mercola-Articles > Iron-in-Brain_CausingAlzheimers _MCL_051723.pdf
    3. Dr. Jockers
      • 10 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency (9a) (also saved pdf: … Dr. Jockers > MagnesiumDeficiency-10Signs_DrJockers_110122.pdf)
      • How to Test Zinc Levels at Home  (also saved pdf: Dr. Jockers / Minerals > Zinc-TestLevelsAtHome_DrJockers_121322.pdf (also html)
    4. GMI (Green Med Info):
      • Magnesium: 7 Reasons to Get More Magnesium (7g); also saved pdf: …GMI-Articles > Mg-7ReasonsToGetMore_GMI_021023.pdf. Those 7 are: 1. Prevent migranes; 2. Lower heart disease mortality; 3. Manage type-2 diabetes; 4. Relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia; 5. Lower risk of colon cancer; 6. Build strong bones; 7. Reduce signs of metabolic syndrome. Plus another 12 reasons are listed but not discussed in the article.
      • Zinc: 10 Reasons why you need to eat enough zinc (7h); also saved pdf: …GMI-Articles > Zinc-10ReasonsWhyYouNeedToEatEnough_GMI_021023.pdf. [Cat’s note: It’s also important to get proper dietary ratio between copper and zink; see “Zinc” in Minerals section, above.]
  57. Miscellaneous:
    1. Lectins: what they are, and how to deal with them
    2. Mitochondrial Health: Berberine & PQQ (together) “provide synergistic support for your metabolism, cell health, brain function and sleep quality” per Mercola sales-pitch, saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Supplements-Herbs > MitochondrialHealth_Berberine-PQQ-Combo_MCL_021223.pdf and related video:
    3. MTHFR Gene Mutation: Dietary and Testing Recommendations
    4. Other sites
      1. The Power of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks of Edible Mushrooms (3a)
      2. Mushrooms for Brain Health: text version (8a) or video (8b)
  58. Mouth, Teeth:
    1. Mercola article on importance of maintaining healthy teeth and mouth; I’ve saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Teeth_HealthStartsInMouth_MCL_012223.pdf. The original article includes a 1 hour, 15 min video interview of Dr. Dominik Nischwitz on this topic: bitchute.com/video/TTpCDLFxgU7a/
  59. Muscle Health, Strength vs Sarcopenia
    1. Mercola
      1. How to retain/improve the health of your muscles, to reduce your risk of sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss).” (6c); saved as pdf:  Mercola-Articles > MuscleStrength-GettingStrongerAsYouAge_MCL_081222.pdf  I plan to create a new article with my notes from his article.
      2. Sarcopenia article saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Sarcopenia-Reverse-w-Fittness-Protein_MCL_012123.pdf 
  60. Nerves: see also “Brain,” above
    1. Dr Jockers article: Improving Vagal Tone for Better Mental and Emotional Health; saved as html: Dr Jockers Articles > VagalNerveTone_BetterMentalEmotionalHealth_DrJockers_030923.html
  61. Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics Menu: See Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics Menu
  62. Nutrition:
    1. Important nutrients: my article: Important Nutrients: We may not get enough
    2. Green Med Info: 6-Bodily Tissure that cab be Regenerated Through Nutrition, saved as pdf: GMI-ARTICLES > 6-BodilyTissues_RegeneratedThroughNutrition_GMI_090923.pdf
  63. Obesity-Weight Problems:
    1. Obesity 101 (fats vs carbs)
    2. Obesity 102 (the importance of dietary fats to resolve a metabolic problem)
    3. Obesity is a Brain Disease (by Mercola); saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Obesity-BrainDisease-CausedByLinolicAcid_MCL_012823.pdf
    4. IR: Hormone Imbalance-I (about 5 hormone blocks and healing a leaky gut); new Apr 29, 2021; updated May 7, 2021; see also:
  64. Opiate Alternatives: Green Med Info Article; saved as pdf: GMI-Articles > HerbalAlternatives-ToDeadlyPrescripOpiates_GMI_071523.pdf. Here’s part of the list:
    • Members of the Zingiberaceae family, including turmeric, ginger;
    • Boswellia serrata a.k.a Indian frankincense;
    • Medical marijuana (cannabis sativa).
  65. Organics:
    1. Are all Organic foods truly “organic?” Mercola articles:
      1. No, because most  come from conventional (not Organic) seeds. But now Organic seeds are on the rise. I’ve saved an interesting Mercola article as a pdf: Mercola-Articles > OrganicSeeds_HighMowing_MCL_030823.pdf. It also includes a YouTube video (1 hr, 10 min):  youtube.com/watch?v=0Q4_sUHVusw&t=70s
      2. USDA’s Phony ‘Animal Welfare’ Rule and Other Shenanigans; Saved on Substack:  media.mercola.com/ImageServer/Public/2023/June/PDF/usda-draft-regulations-pdf.pdf.  I also saved it as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Oganic > Organics-NoLonger-TrulyOrganic_MCL_060823.pdf
      3. Is CAFO Animal Waste the Dirty Secret of Organic Foods?” Such wast is contaminated with pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, antibiotics, antibiotic-reThe issue is using contaminated animal waste as fertilizer, instead of clean, pure animal waste. I’ve saved article as a pdf: Mercola-Articles / Organics > DirtySecret-of-OrganicFoods_CAFOToxicAnimalWaste_MCL_061523.pdf
  66. Pain:
    1. Turmeric for Chronic Pain” (7i); GMI article saved as pdf: PODCASTS-ARTICLES / GMI-ARTICLES / PAIN,etc >Turmeric-ForChronicPain_GMI_102923.pdf
  67. Parkinson’s:
    1. Mercola-Articles / Exercise > Parkinsons_TaiChiExerciseSlowsIt_MCL_112423.pdf
  68. Probiotics and their Benefits:
    1. Mercola has a good article about the amazing benefits of Lactobacillus family of bacteria; saved: Mercola-Articles / Bacteria > LactobacillusProbiotics_BenefitsOfMakingCO2_MCL_021624.pdf. From his email that provided this article: “These overlooked ‘fizzy foods’ contain a ‘superstar strain’ that prevents the growth of harmful bacteria that can make you sick. The same applies to ‘fizzy water’ – the Romans used it like this to treat everything from arthritis and infertility to psychiatric ailments.
  69. Red Light Therapy: See 57 minute video from Green Med Info: “The Power of Red: A Look Into The Remarkable Healing Power Of Red Light” (unite.live/greenmedinfo/regenerate-yourself-project?recording_id=1787)
  70. Salt
    1. Salt and microplastics: Most salts, including unrefined sea salt, are contaminated with microplastics which are very harmful. To avoid the microplastics, the following are recommend:
      1. Ava Jane’s Kitchen (14) recommends her own brand: Colima Sea Salt;
      2. Mary’s Nest (15) recommends: Grey Celtic Sea Salt or Redmond Real Salt [Cat’s Note: I use Redmond Real Salt].
    2. Sodium and Potassium: Importance of proper ratio;  see Mercola Article saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles/ Minerals > SodiumToPotassiumRatio_Why-Important_MCL_080423.pdf
  71. Skin Health:
    1. Mercola article: articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/12/12/best-foods-for-your-skin.aspx, saved as pdf: Health-Nuturition / Podcasts-Articles / Mercola-Articles > Skin-BestFoodsForSkinHealth_MCL_121222.pdf. The foods are: grapes, elderberry, black olives, dark chocolate and cocoa powder, wild-caught Alaskan salmon, trout, krill (or krill oil), shrimp and crayfish, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, herring; and herbs: cloves, Mexican oregano, rosemary, spearmint and peppermint.
  72. Sleep: See: Notes on Natural Health and Healing Topics, Q-Z 
  73. Spices
    1. Cardamom: Benefits; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Spices > CardamomSpiceBenefits_ControlAppetite_BurnCalories_MCL_082823.pdf
    2. Contamination: Many commercial spices are contaminated, especially with toxic heavy metals; many are also irradiated, which is also ttoxic. Your best bet is to grow your own spice plants. See Green Med Info article: Toxic Contaminants Found in 32 Spices Tested. I’ve also saved it as a pdf: GMI-Articles > Spices_ManyTestedToxic_Contaminated-Irradiated_ GMI_082523.pdf
  74. Sugar and Sweeteners: see “List of Sweetener Articles
  75. Sunlight, LED Light
    1. The Vital Importance on Sunlight; The work of Dr. John Nash Ott
    2. LED Light: Orange Glasses to Protect your Eyes (pdf), by Cat originally for The EssentiaList)
  76. Supplements:
    1. Supplements at Amazon: Investigations by NOW shows that many supplements sold on Amazon site are fraudulent; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Suplements-Herbs > FraudulentSupps_IsAmazon-‘Top Seller’_MCL_030423.pdf
    2. Supplements vs Whole Foods (Intro) plus the following:
    3. Supplements for Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section above
    4. Supplements to Reduce Estrogen Dominance
    5. Supplements I use (updated May 2021 for changes made since 2019)
    6. Supplements & Whole Foods in my Morning Smoothie
    7. Herbal Supplements you may not be Taking
    8. Probiotic & Prebiotic Supplements
    9. Berberine & PQQ (together): see “Miscellaneous: Mitochondrial Health” from Mercola, above 
    10. Mercola Articles (saved as pdfs; pathway: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / Mercola-Articles…):
      1. User’s Guide for Timing of Nutritional Supplements, saved it as a pdf: NutritionalSupplementTiming_020622.pdf. See also my Notes on Health/Healing Topics Q-Z, under “Supplements”
      2. Most Important Supplements to Take: Top20-SupplementsToTake-AndWhy_MCL_032423.pdf.  See also my page that provides the list: catsfork.com/CatsKitchen/most-important-supplements-to-take/
      3. Problem with Supplements at Amazon: Investigations by NOW shows that many supplements sold on Amazon site are fraudulent; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Suplements-Herbs > FraudulentSupps_IsAmazon-‘Top Seller’_MCL_030423.pdf
      4. Sales pitch for “NAC and Milk Thistle” supplement; saved as pdf: …/Mercola-Articles > [oops, lost that one, but I do have related links and/or pdfs:
        1. Mercola-Articles / Supplements > MilkThistle_TopHealthBenefits_HowToTake_MCL_011223.pdf]
        2. https://products.mercolamarket.com/liver-supplement/
  77. Weight Problems: see”Obesity-Weight Problems” section, above
  78. Vaccines 
    1. Mercola on Vaccines
      1. Risks-BenefitsOfVaccines_Dissolving-Illisions_MCL_022524; are vaccines safe?
    2. mRNA Vaccines
      1. LongCOVID: ElephantInRoom; 100% of mRNA Jab Recipients Suffered Heart Injury; saved as pdf: …/ Mercola-Articles > LongCOVID_ElephantInRoom_100%-of-mRNA-JabRecipientsSufferedHeartInjury_MCL_111422.pdf; no video
      2. mRNA Jabs: Safe and Effective? A Second Opinion; saved as pdf: …/Mercola-Articles >mRNA-Jabs_aSecondOpinion_MCL_112022.pdf; see also related video: bitchute.com/video/AH08871q36A1/
      3. COVID Jabs’ Mechanisms of Injury saved as pdf: …/Mercola-Articles /COVID > COVID-mRNAVax_MechanismsOfInjury_S Seneff_MCL_112122.pdf; see also related video interview: bitchute.com/video/C50MgCxW6hzZ/
  79. Vegetables: 
  80. Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar: 
    1. Interesting Dr. Jockers’ article on “4 Ways to Use AppleCider Vinegar on a Keto Diet” (drjockers.com/4-ways-use-apple-cider-vinegar/). I’ve saved a pdf copy at … / Dr Jockers Articles > ACV-4WaysToUse-OnKetoDiet_102722.pdf:
      • Put on Food; Drink Before Meals; Mix with Soups and Stews; and Morning Primer.
  81. Vision: SEe “Eye Health” above.
  82. Vitamins: (Vitamins are classified as either water- or fat-soluble; fat-soluble vitamins are more readily stored in the human body than water-soluble vitamins; this means that water-soluble vitamins must be taken more regularly).
    1. Vitamins: Intro
    2. Water Soluble Vitamins:
      1. Vitamin B-Complex < needs minor updates 
        1. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section above
        2. Choline & Lecithin
        3. Methycobalamin (B-12) supplements.
          • I currently use a methylcobalamin tablet that dissolves under the tongue for faster entry to the blood.  It provides 1,000 mg/tablet, and costs about $16 for 400 tablets (days). See Amazon ASIN B08BJ9L3XR,or Mercola article for info about this.
          • Another option is Mercola’s chewable tablet; it also provides 1, 000 mg B12/ tablet, and costs about $19 for 30 days. See iHerb MCL-03663 for more info.
        4. Niacin (Vitamin B3) – The Real Story (Green Med Info article on its necessity and importance)
        5. Thiamin (Vitamin B1): Mercola, saved: Mercola-Articles / Vitamins > B1-Thiamin_VitalToProtectAgainstInfectiousDisease_MCL_013123.pdf
      2. Vitamin C
            1. Vitamins C and D for COVID Treatment (Mercola; saved as pdf:  Health-Nutrition/ Podcasts-Articles / Mercola-Articles / COVID > Vitamins-C-D_AdoptedAsCoronavirusTreatment_MCL_120222.pdf
    3. Fat Soluble Vitamins:
      1. Vitamin A (includes section on A:D ratio, and Cod Liver Oil debate)
      2. Vitamin D
        1. The Vital Importance of Sunlight; The work of Dr. John Nash Ott
        2. Vitamin D for Prevention of COVID-19 (6j); Vitamin D lowers risk up to 12x
      3. Vitamin E
      4. Vitamin F (a.k.a. fatty acids): see also Essential Fatty Acids: A Case of Balance
      5. Vitamin K: a lesser-known vitamin. Two known types: K1 or phylloquinone, and K2 or menaquinone.  K2 comes in several forms; MK4 and MK7 are most common.
        1. Mercola article: “What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and Calcium,” saved: Mercola-Articles / Vitamins >K2-D-Ca-Mg-Vitamins_WhatNeedToKnow_MCL_061723.pdf. Recommends minimum of 180 mcg/day (0.018 mg/day) K2. I take a Thorne product which contains vitamins K1 and 2-forms of K2 (MK4,MK7). I also take liquid vitamin D3, and both capsules and liquid liposomal vitamin C. See also Lee Euler article below about K2.
      6. Dr Jockers: 3 Major Benefits of Vitamin K2; saved as pdf: DrJockers / VITAMINS > K2-Vitamin–3MajorBenefitsForHeart-Bones_DrJockers_020523.pdf
      7. Lee Euler: sales pitch for his K2 supplement-Luvenis-C: provides 180 mcgs of MK7 form of vitamin K, plus Vitamin D, Trans-reveratrol, and Quercetin. However, it also includes magnesium stearate which can form a biofilm in your gut to protect parasites. So I take Thorne Vitamin K2 (iHerb THR-00661) which contains vitamin K1 and 2 forms of K2: MK4 and MK7; and zero stearate.
    4. Other sites
      • Food Revolution on Vitamin K: Benefits, How to Get It, and How Much You Need (3b)
      • Interesting note (3b): “Vitamin D, another fat-soluble vitamin, works closely with vitamin K to perform various bodily functions, like regulating calcium metabolism for bone and heart health.”
  83. Wound Healing
    1. See Green Med Info article: Heal wounds with natural garlic salve – better and safer than petroleum jelly (like Vasoline). I’ve saved the article as a pdf: GreenMedInfo-Articles > WoundHealing-NaturalGarlicSalve_BetterThanPetroleumJelly_GMI-080923.pdf
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References:

  1. chrismasterjohnphd.com/…/the-choline-database
  2. Broken Brain: List of podcasts with Dhru Purohit: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/broken-brain-with-dhru-purohit/id1381257272
    1. #223: “How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
    2. #154: “The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
  3. Food Revolution:
    1.  The Power of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks of Edible Mushrooms
    2. Vitamin K: Benefits, Where to Get It, and How Much You Need
  4. TTAC (The Truth About Cancer:
    1. 3-Ways to Detox with Iodine)
    2. thetruthaboutcancer.com/body-detoxification-vibrant-health/ Cat’s note: There may be a security issue on the cited page regarding the link to download a new book: Detox Secrets for Vibrant Health; I’ve alerted TTAC (4/14/21) of this problem.
  5. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You’re Not Taking a pdf file; I’ve saved my copy: HEALTH-NUTRITION / 2 PODCASTS-ARTICLES / eBooks> Herbs-Top26-ebook_092321.pdf
  6. Mercola: [NOTE: because he removes his articles 24 hours after publishing, I save those of interest to me at: HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES / MERCOLA ARTICLES > (file)]
    1. articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/02/25/fasting-for-diabetes.aspx       [saved Mercola-Articles > Fasting-TmtStrategy-Diabetes-IR_022422.pdf]
    2. The Secret of Zinc’s Immunity-Boosting Power Revealed [saved as [saved Mercola-Articles > Zinc-ImmunityBoostingPowerRevealed_MCL_041622.pdf]
    3. Getting Stronger as You Age (to prevent sarcopenia); saved Mercola-Articles > MuscleStrength-GettingStrongerAsYouAge_MCL_081222.pdf
    4. Health Benefits of Echinacea; saved Mercola-Articles > Echinacea-Health Benefits_MCL-081522.pdf
    5. Magnesium Deficiency; saved Mercola-Articles > MagnesiumDeficiency-ResearchProject_MCL-081722.pdf ; includes short video
    6. Top 7 Foods to Fight Depression; saved Mercola-Articles> Depression_Top7 FoodsToHelpFight_MCL_092922.pdf
    7. Methylcobalamin (vitamin B12)  chewable tablet; saved Mercola-Articles > Vitamin-B12-as MethylcobalaminSuppl_MCL_110822.pdf
    8. Fix this Vitamin Deficiency for Better Sleep: saved Mercola-Articles > Vitamin-ToHelpSleepBetter_MCL_110822.pdf
    9. Spicing Up Your Meals to Build Your Gut Health; saved: Mercola-Articles > HerbsSpices-w-Meals-BuildsGutHealth_MCL_122322.pdf
    10. Vitamin D for Prevention of COVID-19; saved: Mercola-Articles / COVID > Vitamin-D-Study-Combating-COVID_MCL_120322.pdf
    11. Are Seed Oils Behind the Majority of Diseases This Century (incuding Insulin Resistance); saved Mercola-Articles > SeedOils-BehindMajorityOfDiseases_MCL_012523.pdf
    12. Dry-Eye-Drops article: saved Mercola-Articles > DryEyeDrops-LinkedToAntibiotic-ResistantBacterial-Infection_MCL_021823.pdf
    13. How to detox from COVID-19 (Mercola article on knightspirit.com/home/bridging-the-gap-between-what-was-and-what-will-be/how-to-detox-spike-protein-after-covid-or-vaccine-dr-mercola/)
  7. Green Med Info (GMI):(some are saved in this path: Health-Nutrition / Articles / GMI > (filename)
    1. 5 Food-Medicines that Could Save Your Life (7a): Saved GMI > 5 Food-Medicines-CouldSaveLife_GMI_100422.pdf
    2. 10 Amazing Benefits of Sesame Seeds 
    3. Attack on Herbs and Supplements is a Racket 
    4. 7 Reasons to Love Rosemary; saved
    5. 7 Ways to Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease with Nutrition (11/8/22); saved GMI > HeartDisease_7NutritionalWaysToPreventReverse-with_110822.pdf
    6. Wasbi Melon Extract Fights This Highly Lethal Pancreatic Cancer
    7. 7 Reasons to Get More Magnensium (2/10/23); saved GMI > Mg-7ReasonsToGetMore_GMI_021023.pdf
    8. 10 Reasons Why you Need to Eat Enough Zinc; saved GMI > Zinc-10ReasonsWhyYouNeedToEatEnough_GMI_021023.pdf
    9. Turmeric for Chronic Pain; saved GMI > Turmeric-ForChronicPain_GMI_102923.pdf
  8. On mushrooms for Brain Health
    1. mushroommindboost.com/urgent-report/; This is a written sales pitch for a mushroom-mix supplement that contains the following mushrooms (along with other ingredients): King Trumpet Mushroom Powder, Turkey Tail Mushroom Powder, Antrodia Mushroom Powder, Maitake Mushroom Powder, and Reishi Mushroom Powder 
    2. mushroommindboost.com/vsl.php; this is the video version
  9. Dr. Jockers articles:
    1. drjockers.com/10-signs-magnesium-deficiency/
    2. drjockers.com/leaky-brain/: Leaky Brain Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Natural Solutions
    3. drjockers.com/6-foods-that-trigger-anxiety-and-what-to-eat-instead/
  10. Green Valley Natural Solutions:
    1. greenvalleynaturalsolutions.com/trial/ABP/abp3.php 
    2. Dry-Eye: greenvalleynaturalsolutions.com/dry-irritated-eyes-this-could-be-the-reason/. DHA (an omega-3 fat) can help with resolving dry-eyes
  11. WebMD articles:
    1. webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-glutathione
  12. Article from 7/23/22 email by Andrew Peloquin of the Longevity Journal; I no longer have a copy of that email, but my text is an exact copy of the original email text
  13. Livestrong articles:
    1. How To Take Copper with Zinc (Proper Ratio)
  14. Ava Jane’s Kitchen: seasalt.avajaneskitchen.com/salt-a
  15. Mary’s Nest: marysnest.com/the-best-salts-with-the-least-amount-of-microplastics/
  16. Naturalon, re herbal anticioics: naturalon.com/12-of-the-best-herbal-antibiotics-on-the-planet/view-all/
  17. The Brain Docs: Healthy Fats for the Brain
  18. Clear State of Mind: Clear State of Mind: Youthful Brain 
  19. Naaive Path: 5 Liver Damaging Food to be Avoided by Seniors (health.nativepath.com/5-liver-damaging-foods-seniors-must-avoid-1126-v5)
  20. 10 Supplements to Prevent Alzheimer’s; from eBook by J. Helman MD (I’ve saved as pdf: PODCASTS-ARTICLES / eBooks / BRAIN+ALZHEIMERS / ALZHEIMERS > PreventAlzheimers_top-10-supplements_DrJoshHelman_111023.pdf
  21.