Lemon Juice Has Many Benefits But Know The Dangers

Does Lemon Juice Erode Tooth Enamel?

Lemon Juice It's Many Benefits And Cautions

 

Before going into the very many benefits of lemon juice, let’s first look at the possible damage that it can, or won’t do to your teeth.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), bacteria start attacking teeth within twenty minutes of eating or drinking, after which time the assault begins on the tooth enamel.

The starch from sugary drinks forms a sticky bond on teeth, which keeps acids on the tooth surface much longer, so try to avoid them.

Occasionally drinking a full glass of water with a squeeze of lemon in it is highly unlikely to cause any serious damage to tooth enamel. But doing so regularly without rinsing or brushing off the citric acid can eat at the enamel if it’s done long term and if precautions aren’t taken.

Precautions?

So the simple answer is, brush, or simply rinse your teeth within twenty minutes of drinking a glass of lemon juice.

Citrus seeds are not good for you. They’re not a really serious thing but just strain them off when you pour the juice.

Sugars and all honeys with the exception of Manuka honey, will reduce the effectiveness of lemons.

And Now For Some Major Benefits

1. (a) Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. (b) They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. And potassium also helps control blood pressure. (c) The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons has anti-inflammatory effects, and is often used as a complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms. (d) It also aids iron absorption in the body and iron plays an important role in the body’s immune function.

2. Lemon juice is a diuretic and helps flush out unwanted toxins from the body, and will likely prevent either extremes of constipation or diarrhea

3. Lemons are an antiseptic and have a powerful cleansing effect on the liver, kidneys, and blood.

4. Especially first thing in the morning, lemon juice will help relieve, and may even prevent digestive problems like bloating, intestinal gas and heartburn.

5. This might surprise you, but lemon juice will quickly stop heartburn because it balances pH Levels. Of course lemons are acidic, but inside our bodies they become alkaline, and the citric acid doesn’t create acidity in the body once it’s been metabolized.

How To Mix The Water And Juice

Just squeeze half a lemon into water and drink it down.

If you can, then use filtered water, and it should be just lukewarm and not scalding hot.

Avoid ice cold water, since that might be too much for your body to process, because it takes more energy to process ice cold water than warm.

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FDA – Why Are More And More Americans Dying Because Of The FDA?

FDA – Why Are More And More Americans Dying Because Of The FDA?

FDA - Why Are More And More Americans Dying Because Of The FDA?

Because of increasing delays caused by unnecessary FDA costs, caution, and bureaucracy are preventing the introduction of new drugs and antibiotics which would most likely save tens and maybe even hundreds of thousands of American lives every year!!

New and dangerous bacteria are mutating faster, but the FDA is dragging its feet and is approving new antibiotics at a much slower rate than that at which bacteria are mutating!

Tens And Even Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives?

Yes!

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect two million Americans every year, causing at least 23,000 deaths.

And even more die from complications related to the infections, and the numbers are steadily growing.

The Cause Of The Delays?

Many reasons are being bandied about for the shortage of new drugs and the FDA is not of course the only reason.

Pharmaceutical companies say that because of rising costs that the cost/benefit risks are too high.

Others say that the overuse of antibiotics is causing the potency of the existing ones to diminish too quickly.

But the chief culprit is the FDA.

Why Is The FDA The Real Villain?

The FDA will often quite unpredictably change its rules in the middle of an expensive clinical trial and suddenly tell a company that it must add hundreds and even thousands of new patients to their tests.

And even when trials are successfully completed the FDA is frequently reluctant to give a new drug the green light.

In his book, ‘Antibiotics: The Perfect Storm‘, David M. Shlaes writes,

"Regulatory agencies like the FDA are contributing to the problem with a constant barrage of clinical trial requirements that make it harder, slower and more costly to develop antibiotics".

"The National Institutes of Health was for many years [biased] against funding antibiotic research".

Shlaes spent his professional life as a top drawer researcher, studying antibiotics and has also worked for pharmaceutical companies and had to cope with the FDA.

The FDA’s Dilemma

a) Approve a medication that later proves to have an unintended side effect after which congressional headline-seekers such as Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will subject FDA officials to a third degree interrogation.

b) Let people die by depriving them of new medicines.

And the FDA for the most part chooses B!

Since the 1940s the miracle of penicillin and later antibiotics have saved tens of millions of lives, by preventing illnesses such as as pneumonia and tuberculosis.

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