I do hope you had a wonderful Easter and that the Easter bunny knew to only bring you eggs made from 70% or more cocoa solids. After Easter comes Autumn, my absolute favourite season and I do hope you too were able to enjoy some beautiful days before we jumped into winter, because that's what it felt like today.
Cancer can be beat
The Truth About Cancer webinar series has been amazing and I do hope you had a chance to listen to some of the interviews. Some of the many take home messages from these interviews:
Cancer cannot survive in a healthy immune system - so be sure to keep yours optimum.
Cancer thrives on sugar - so cut it out!
Articial sweeteners are worse than sugar - so don't even go there.
A healthy human body is self-regulating and self repairing.
The foods that we eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
Nutrition can have a huge impact in cancer management. 40% of cancer patients die from malnutrition.
Mammography is the recruitment method for the cancer industry - hear, hear.
Iodine deficiency is a well recognized cause of cancer, especially breast cancer, and most of us are iodine deficient. So guess what I am adding to my smoothie in the morning, one drop of Lugol’s solution which is equivalent to 5-6mg iodine.
My favourite quote from one of the experts that were interviewed:
“Any good health measure is an anti-cancer measure". Keith Scott Mumby MD PhD
New additions to my product listing
Oil Pulling Oil! Bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, is in many cases caused by the smell of chemicals and gases produced by bacteria in the mouth. It makes sense that if you get rid of some of these bacteria, you reduce bad breath.
I wrote in my October 2014 newsletter about the practice of oil pulling and how coconut oil is the best oil to use for this. If you tried it you may have found it took time to get used to the taste and feel but I do hope you did not give up. Because to make it an easier and more pleasant experience we now have Oil Pulling Oil, a product that combines the anti-microbial strength of organic coconut oil with ozone. The addition of natural spearmint gives a refreshing mint flavour. The way to cleaner teeth, healthier gums and fresher breath has just got a whole lot easier. I love this product and know you will too.
Totally wild about Aloe 24/7
Aloe has been known for many years to relieve symptoms of digestive tract ailments such as indigestion, heartburn, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis and many other ailments. Although I’ve always appreciated the health benefits of aloe I have been hard-pressed to find an aloe supplement that I can recommend. Finally I have found one which is a preservative-free and sugar-free aloe drink made from organic wild grown aloe ferox plants from the Klein Karoo region.
Aloe 24/7 made by Totally Wild is a great every day nutritional supplement which helps build the immune system and assists in improving general body function. Its a tasty and refreshing health drink that soothes digestive troubles, boosts energy and keeps your immune system strong. Best taken in small doses and often - so 1 tablespoon a few times a day, neat or added to juice or a smoothie.
So there you have it - two really great new products that I am very happy to recommend. Find them on the attached product list.
Testosterone in men (and women).
Probably due to environmental influences, more men under the age of 45 are presenting with low testosterone levels, where this was very unusual in the past. Low testosterone levels in men affects memory and is linked to heart disease.
Boron can improve hormonal imbalance in men and raise testosterone levels as much as 50% if needed.
The only boron supplements I can recommend are made from the patented calcium fructoborate as is found in Natural Vibrance Super Natural Boron. This is a great supplement for athletes on intense training regimes. Repeated heavy endurance exercise without adequate rest in between can cause a significant decrease in testosterone. Three Super Natural Boron capsules a day will significantly improve testosterone levels and help to build lean muscle mass.
Of course a little boost in testosterone doesn't do a woman's libido any harm either.
Symptoms of yeast overgrowth (Candida)
Did you know that 98% of chronic sinusitis is related to yeast overgrowth? Other symptoms of yeast overgrowth are: Abdominal pain, anxiety, bloating, insomnia, gas, fatigue, muscle aches and pains, muscle weakness, headaches, constipation, thrush.
If left untreated yeast overgrowth can trigger an autoimmune disease. Treatment is long term and should be done under the guidance of a natural health practitioner. Apart from avoiding all sugars (use stevia instead), the treatment involves courses of probiotics, antifungals and various herbal remedies over a minimum period of 6 months.
Animal Parade Kiddies’ Supplements
The little chewable animals are going down very well with the children. The other day my granddaughter announced that her “animals” are finished and she and Matt need more. So this time I opened a bottle of Acidophikidz. Well you would have thought the Easter bunny had been around again. Just shows Grandmas do not need to bribe their grandchildren with sugar-loaded treats.
It's never a bad idea to bump up your child’s population of beneficial micro flora before Winter as this is probably the best way to build a strong immune system against the onslaught of bugs that they are likely to come in contact with at school. Gut flora plays a very significant role in the immune system of all of us, not only children.
To make assurance doubly sure the Animal Parade Vitamin C chewables will go a long way to keeping the sniffles away too this winter. This is a special vitamin C blend made from whole food concentrates and includes citrus bioflavonoids, like any good vitamin C supplement should, along with grape seed and bilberry extracts. It’s good to know that all Animal Parade supplements are sweetened with xylitol, a naturally occurring compound found in berries, vegetables and mushrooms, shown to have decay-prevention properties and reduce oral bacteria. It also contains 40% less calories than sugar and is absorbed more slowly, helping to support stable blood sugar. (Please note though that not all xylitol products are equal....).
Another cholesterol myth?
Here is more evidence that the argument that you should lower your cholesterol to protect your heart may be a medical myth. In 2012 scientists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology looked at 10 years of data involving over 52000 women between ages 20 and 74 and concluded that women with “high” cholesterol (greater than 270mg/dl) had a 28 % lower mortality risk than women with low cholesterol (less than 183 mg/dl). They also found that for women the risk for heart disease, cardiac arrest and stroke were higher with lower cholesterol levels. Really to date the only evidence that statins are of benefit is in men of middle age and older who have experienced a previous cardiac event. For the rest of us cholesterol is a healthy necessary compound. By all means, get your cholesterol tested, however homocysteine and Ultrasensitive C-Reactive Protein tests are far better indicators of cardiovascular health.
The "Why we all need omega-3" series.
Starting now, each month I will give you a good reason, based on peer review studies, why we all need to supplement omega-3 fatty acids.
Reason 1:"Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that play a critical role in virtually every human function. This includes growth and development, brain and nerve function, emotions and behaviour, maintenance of skin and bones, regulation of healing and inflammation, cholesterol levels, digestion, heart function, immune function and vision" Conner, W.E. Importance of n-3 fatty acids in health and disease. Am J Clin Nutr, 2000 71(1) 171S 175S
So have YOU had your omegas today?
See Yourself Well Omega-3 supplements contain the natural, triglyceride form of omega-3 fish oil and have been awarded a five star rating by International Fish Oil Standards.
It is true that most South Africans are deficient in magnesium, in fact at least 75%, and millions suffer daily from this without even knowing it. This is mostly due to poor diet and poor farming methods depleting our soils. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include headaches, dizziness, muscle and stomach cramps, nausea, tingling hands and cardiac arrhythmia. Research is increasingly showing that magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more disease than the lack of any other nutrient. Supplementation is necessary for most of us and transdermal magnesium chloride is a very efficient way of getting magnesium into our systems. If you suffer from leg cramps at night massage into your calf muscles before bedtime. As mentioned before look for Zechstein magnesium chloride. See Salt of the Earth Magnesium Oil or If you wish to take a magnesium supplement in capsule form then look for magnesium glycinate or citrate.
Regulatory Double Standards
The following are extracts from the April newsletter of the recently formed TNHA (Traditional and Natural Health Alliance) of which I urge you to become a member – see www.naturalhealthalliance.co.za. These dedicated people, are fighting on our behalf to save the natural health industry in South Africa. If they do not succeed we may soon find our favourite complementary medicines, even things as harmless as probiotics, available on prescription only, if at all. It will be a sad day for all of us.
In the TNHA April Newsletter Jeanne Viall wrote: "I’ve just read that the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the most-widely used herbicide Roundup, ‘probably’ causes cancer in humans. That’s the herbicide that’s crucial in the growing of genetically modified crops. It has the highest volume of use of all herbicides. It’s been in use since the 1970s, ample time to find out that it’s carcinogenic.
South Africa, unlike European countries, Australia, Canada and others, does not follow the precautionary principle with GMOs, which states that it’s better to prevent damage than repair it. And so we have huge areas of crops under GM cultivation, using Roundup. The absurdity is that this highly toxic chemical, sprayed on the food we eat, inhaled by farmworkers and those in rural area, seeping into our groundwater, is legal and available and promoted.
The irony is, of course, that the chemical industry that makes these poisons is rapidly moving into the natural health industry – we make you ill, and now we help you heal. That’s a smart business model, and a sad indictment of our world.
Yet things like probiotics and healing herbs are being touted as damaging to our health, despite their excellent safety record, and declared as needing strict regulation".
Dr Bernard Brom expands on this: "The GMO industry is a typical example of how an industry, once it gets started with an apparently ‘good idea’, has difficulty in stopping, despite warnings to the contrary. And there are lots of serious warnings. How much evidence is necessary before governments take notice, and why is it that some countries, based on recommendations from scientists, have banned GMO while other countries, particularly the USA and our own, continue to support GMO and its distribution around the world.
Do we even need science to tell us that pouring billions of litres of chemicals into the environment is dangerous to human health? With the experience we already have with antibiotics, do we need more science to tell us that micro-organisms and pests will develop resistance to anything thrown against them, and that the resistant organism and pests will over time be even more dangerous to humans that the preceding organism and pests?
The health risks of glyphosate found in the pesticide Roundup is now associated with the following: • DNA damage • Premature births and miscarriages. • Birth defects, including neural tube defects and anencephaly (absence of large parts of the brain and skull) • Multiple myeloma • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma • Disruption of neurobehavioural development in children, including attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivitydisorder.
The damage is slow and insidious, taking many years to manifest, and this is why the Agri-business giants are getting away with it all. They do short term studies (just as the pharmaceutical companies do with drugs), which do not show up the problems. The body has astonishingly powerful detoxification mechanisms, which accounts for the very slow onset of cancer and other chronic diseases."
And we thought Coke was bad!
Thanks Mia for sending me the attached chart showing the amounts of sugar in the different beverages. It's quite a surprise to see the dreaded Coke sitting around the middle of the chart, showing that there are many other beverages that contain even more sugar than Coke. I have seen a similar chart for jams and preserves such as chutney, which also contain huge amounts of sugar, however we would not drink a whole bottle of these at a time as we would a beverage. Avoid these drinks at all costs and definitely keep them to a minimum for your children.
Until we chat again keep warm, well and happy.
Nutritional Therapist (BSc (Hons) HDE, Dip Clin Nutr) The Orchards Nutrition Centre - Somerset East Tel: 042 243 0339 Cell: 084 531 0786 Email: email@example.com
The information in this newsletter is for educational purposes only and not to be construed as medical advice. It is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or in any way replace qualified medical supervision. For any medical conditions, consult with your healthcare provider before using any products. Abundant health to you all.