Well I certainly learnt something after my last newsletter went out. Judging by the responses I got there are loads of people in South Africa who have been diagnosed with Dupuytren's Disease. Seems it is actually quite common and I guess we should not be surprised. As I mentioned in my article last month Dupuytrens has its origins in Northern European and Scandinavian countries and, if you think about it, that is where a large number of us South Africans have our origins.
Some of my readers who responded have been the surgery route, however this appears to not always offer a permanent solution, so we now have many of them going for the boron option. I have suggested to those wanting to try this to please also have their D levels checked and most have opted for 4000IU or more daily to go with the boron. It will take time to know but hopefully we'll get some positive feedback sometime in the future. Thank you to all those who responded. I found your stories very enlightening.
While on the subject of D levels, have you had yours checked out lately? I have been horrified by the low levels that have landed on my desk recently - perhaps because we have just emerged from winter? I cannot stress enough how important it is to get these levels up if you're looking for protection against degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, you name it. Please get into the sun every day at midday for just 15 to 20 minutes, with at least 50% of your body exposed, and it goes without saying, no sunscreen, but do wear sunglasses (see why later). For vitamin D to really afford you the protection you need, your levels need to be well above 50, ideally between 75 and 100. If you need a blood order to do this test I would be happy to email one to you.
A new "Truth About Cancer" series
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Canola Oil or Ca -No-No-Oil?
During the 1980's the manufacturers of canola oil embarked on a very successful marketing campaign, touting it as a healthy oil. So successful was this campaign that it has stuck and still today I get asked "Canola oil is healthy, right?". Wrong! It is the most harmful of all oils and has no place in your pantry or your body. If you don't believe me please read this article to learn how it was invented and how the public has been mislead. After reading this, I know you will do anything to avoid this toxic oil. Please stick to virgin, organic coconut oil in glass bottles, extra-virgin cold pressed olive oil and butter or ghee for cooking and salad dressings.
When in doubt, keep this golden rule in mind:
“Nature doesn’t make bad fats, factories do!” – Dr. Cate Shanahan
Imagine trying to read a newspaper but the words are very blurry or you have a dark smudge in the centre of the page. Imagine not being able to recognize faces, drive a car, watch television or, heaven forbid, use your smartphone. This is what people with macular degeneration experience. They are not blind but they do have decreased central vision, meaning the area that one looks directly at will be blurred or dark. There is enough peripheral vision to allow other activities of daily life however if not treated it can lead to blindness. Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in this condition. It usually affects older adults (over 50) so is also referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Can it be prevented and, if one already has it, can it be treated? The answer to both, according to the numerous studies, is YES, and two recommendations come up strongly time and time again:
1. Protect your eyes from blue light with wavelengths of 410 to 450nm. This means sunlight between 10am and 2pm (wear sunglasses when you do your Vitamin D stint in the midday sun), artificial light sources (meaning most forms of light bulbs), pc monitors, laptops, cellphone display screens. Reduce the intensity by simply moving the emitting device further from the eyes or reducing the intensity. You can also have spectacle lenses tinted or coated to block out the dangerous blue light wavelengths.
2. Supplement with high dose omega-3 from fish oil. It is important to understand that the dosage and form of the omega-3 oil will have a profound impact on the outcome of the desired treatment and management of the condition. The total amount of EPA + DHA must be 3000 to 4000 mg to reach anti-inflammatory levels, which is critical to manage the early acute phases of the anterior segment. Once inflammation is under control, maintenance levels of at least 2000 mg EPA + DHA are effective.
The form of omega-3 is an equally critical consideration when assessing treatments for anterior or posterior areas of the eye. Studies comparing the ethyl ester and triglyceride forms of fish oil reveal superior bioavailability in the concentrated triglyceride form of fish oil. With up to 70% greater absorbability, triglyceride-form fish oil concentrates are becoming the primary choice of eye care professionals to obtain improved patient outcomes.
Our See Yourself Well range of fish oil supplements fits the bill and don't forget we have them on special!
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Normal price: R455
Until 31 October 2015:
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If you had to tell me you can only afford one supplement, omega-3 fish oil is the one I would recommend without a second thought.
The "Why we all need Omega-3" series
A deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, can lead to a host of adverse health conditions including:
poor memory/unclear thinking
delayed infant development
inconsistent mood and behaviors
poor motor skills
So have you taken your omega-3's today?
Are doctors dying over the vaccine debate?
Strange things are happening in North America, perhaps you have heard? One after the other alternative health practitioners, usually anti-vaccine protagonists, are dying under suspicious circumstances. Hopefully there is no truth in the rumours that these doctors are dying because they are doing some amazing work and are very vocal and need to be shut up. We do however need to keep an open mind and stay informed, so you may like to read this Bolen Report. Please excuse the language he uses at times.... I guess some people get very heated over this issue and I for one do not blame them.
But could this really be the mafia arm of Big Pharma silencing doctors who dare to buck the norm? The pharmaceutical companies pushing vaccines are fighting tooth and nail to keep the vaccine program alive (as we saw with all the media coverage of the flu vaccine this winter) however, from numerous sources, I am getting the message that they are losing the battle. It will be interesteing to see what evolves over the next few years - hopefully without more murders or "suicides" .....
Reduce your breast cancer risk
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as you know by now, I'd much rather see every month be called Breast Cancer Prevention Month. Instead of rushing off for that annual mammogram which can so easily give a false positive and result in over-treatment, women would do better to rather heed these 5 early warning breast cancer signs.
Take this short 13 question cancer-risk quiz to find out how your everyday eating and lifestyle habits can increase or decrease your risk of getting cancer.
But before you do anything more, register here now for the Truth about Cancer interviews and catch Episode 2 before it is too late. I look forward to hearing your comments.
Nutritional Therapist (BSc (Hons) HDE, Dip Clin Nutr) The Orchards Nutrition Centre - Somerset East Tel: 042 243 0339 Cell: 084 531 0786 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.