Friday, December 16, 2005

A4M - Sugar - Xylitol

I just remembered- the sugar "problem" had near unanimous agreement from the physicians at A4M last weekend. It's a killer. In so many ways. But you and me have a sweet tooth right? What do we put in our beverage of choice?

Xylitol.

Nearly every anti-aging doctor we talked to used xylitol. Do a Google. The American Dental Association actually endorses xyitol as a cavity fighter. Xylitol is great great for those prone to yeast or candida overgrowth. It makes a great nasal wash!

I have used xylitol personally for years, and swear by it. Your local store carries it, so give it a try and change your life.

Cheers!
Pete

Penn State U. - DNA Mutation Accounts for White Skin.

I found this article fascinating from the standpoint of how the tinest of mutations can result in amazing downstream results.

A couple quotes from the research:

"The work raises a raft of new questions -- not least of which is why white skin caught on so thoroughly in northern climes once it arose. Some scientists suggest that lighter skin offered a strong survival advantage for people who migrated out of Africa by boosting their levels of bone-strengthening vitamin D ... "

"Unlike most mutations, this one quickly overwhelmed its ancestral version, at least in Europe, suggesting it had a real benefit. Many scientists suspect that benefit has to do with vitamin D, made in the body with the help of sunlight and critical to proper bone development."

Cheers-
Pete