Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A New Drug-Resistant Killer Yeast


From an article from ANH (Alliance for Natural Health)

The article is about an emerging strain of yeast (fugi): Candida auris, which has become drug-resistant.  This is in addition to another species which the CDC has been tracking called C. glabrata.  The referenced article has a good discussion about the spraying of fungicides on crops and the C. auris may be a new species - meaning very little is known about it.

But can it be ‘tamed’ by natural means?

By John W Jones, MD

Ultra 4x6 ProbioticsAs the article also points out, there are natural ‘treatments’ for yeast.  At the top of the ANH list is probiotics. 

Probiotics are very important because these organisms keep the Learn about Ultra Monolaurintotal GUT biota in healthy balance - good bacteria do keep the bad influences in check.  I highly recommend Ultra 4x6 Probiotics which contains 6 probiotic strains with a 4 billion potency.

I also recommend Ultra Monolaurin.  While there are no ‘studies’ to ‘prove’ it is effective against these particular strains, it has been proven to be effective against other strains of candida.  In particular, Ultra Monolaurin contains Monolaurin and its vital medium chain fatty acid  (MCFA)  companions; Monomyristin, Monocaprin and Monocaprylin.  They are all biologically active.  This makes Ultra Monolaurin

Caution: not all monolaurin contains all the MCFAs

There are also preventive measures you can consider.  As you know, I actively promote the Low Carbohydrate lifestyle.  One of the reasons this is an effective way to deal with yeast infections is that this diet deprives them of the sugar they so happily use to multiply and thrive. 

One huge advantage to this natural approach is that you do not promote the unintended consequence of drug-resistance tor the kinds of problems caused by yeast infections.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Flossing | Does it do any good?

by Marilyn Sidwell, Nutrition Pure and Simple
I caught a message on TV recently questioning the effectiveness of flossing - and it reminded me of an article by Alan Gaby, MD, published in the TOWNSEND LETTER for DOCTORS & PATIENTS -APRIL 2006.  With his permission, (and for your laugh-of-the-day) I share it with you.

Evidence-based medicine takes a fall     

To determine whether parachutes are effective in preventing major trauma related to gravitational challenge, a systematic review was performed of all studies examining the effects of using a parachute during free fall.  Data sources included Medline, Web of Science, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases. The main outcome measure was death or major trauma, defined as an injury severity score >15. The authors were unable to identify any randomized controlled trials of parachute intervention.  They concluded that the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by randomized controlled trials.

Comment: Advocates of evidence-based medicine have criticized the acceptance of interventions that have been evaluated only by observational studies.  The use of parachutes during free fall is one such unproven intervention.  The authors of this report suggest that everyone might benefit if the most radical proponents of evidence-based medicine organized and participated in a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.


Smith GCS, Pell JP. Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BJM. 2003:327:1459-1461. | http://www.bmj.com/content/327/7429/1459

Question and Comment about the above by Dr Gaby:

  1. Question: Would any of the evidence-based ‘scientists’ participate in a study to test parachutes?
  2. We have to ask why, if the doctor tried a nutritional approach and it worked is that not valid evidence?
Dr Gaby's website: http://www.doctorgaby.com/ 

So, the next time you hear a report about a way to help a patient that uses a procedure or method that lacks a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study (and is therefore NOT VALID) - remember the 'parachute' challenge.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

INFORMATION RELEVANT TO SUDDEN DEATH

An Excerpt from Dr Jones' Nutritional Protocol | Athletes - Performance, Injuries & High Energy Activities.

!!!   WARNING !!!


Aspartame seems to be especially dangerous for young athletes, high energy persons, and those drinking ‘diet’ pop.  Aspartame breakdown products release norepinephrine, epinephrine dopamine, and free methanol.   It fosters other problems, such as excessive insulin release.  It has adversely affected previously well individuals, such as pilots, drivers and athletes.

There is a paper written by H.J. Roberts, MD, FACP, FCCP, which he wrote because so many athletes are dropping dead.  Aspartame can and does interact with medications as well as with other natural substances.  Be wary!

“Over 460,000 people annually die of a disorder called sudden cardiac death” (CDC statistic).  This condition strikes otherwise healthy people who have experienced no obvious symptoms of heart disease prior to their abrupt deaths.  This includes an alarming number of young athletes and professional athletes.  A mechanism has been proposed ... the excitotoxin damage caused by food additives and aspartame is ignored, despite growing evidence that excitotoxin plays a major role in cardiac disease.

Low magnesium, high calcium, low fatty acids plus excitotoxins under conditions of strenuous exercise, especially in extreme heat, along with the use of carbonated drinks, leads to a deadly result. 

Young people live on junk foods, and several studies have shown that the levels of excitotoxic additives in this food is equal to those that cause damage in experimental animals; and humans are 5 times more sensitive to these toxins than any animal.

In a previous BLOG we covered Sweet Poison | Aspartame.
Aspartame has a new name: AminoSweet.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Natural vs Synthetic Vitamins

Don’t Waste Your Money on Nutritional Supplements

This is a true statement - as far as it goes.

At Nutrition Pure and Simple we care deeply about the Quality of our Products.  But what does that word ‘quality’ mean in this context?

Food for thought:
  1. Many supplements are not potent enough to be of any use to a nutritionally-starved body
  2. Often manufacturers use cheap materials - to keep the cost low, naturally
  3. Supplements with colors, flavors and preservatives provide toxins rather than nutrition

I recently came across some information on the web promoting ‘Natural’ over ‘Synthetic’ vitamins.  It reminded me of an article in the Townsend Letter for Doctors written in 1988 by Philip Zimmerman, Ph.D.

I’d like to recap it for you.   First he defines common terms. 

For instance, many people believe the term ‘natural’ describes a substance from some source in nature which has not been modified by the manufacturer.  In the nutritional supplement world nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, there is no ‘official’ definition of ‘natural’ anywhere. 

A potential definition for a ‘natural’ vitamin is that the body recognizes the chemical structure of the nutrient and rejoices because it finds something it can use.  In that sense, what we eat and drink are recognized as ‘chemicals’. (or not)

When you look at the label on a bottle of supplements and it says that it contains 50 mg of a substance, whatever the source, that substance has been standardized by the manufacturer.  Otherwise they could not put that exact amount on the label.  (It is not ‘natural’, but has been ‘standardized’)    For more on this topic read this excellent discussion about the Standardization of Herbs, courtesy of our Manufacturer, Time Laboratories.  This is an example of an informative label.


Another problem with the term ‘natural’ (from nature) supplements is that there are NO naturally-occurring high levels of individual nutrients.  Why does this matter?  For many years it has been known that folic acid may prevent birth defects.   Our multi Vitamins for adults contain 800 mcg of Folic Acid.   If your supplement has high levels of individual nutrients, especially B Vitamins,  it is not ‘natural’.

Despite the current rage to have ‘organic’ and ‘organically grown and certified’ food, there is not an equivalent for the labeling of supplements.  If a nutrient contains carbon it is organic.  Vitamins are organic and minerals are inorganic.  Another common term is ‘Artificial’.  An artificial ingredient is  NOT found in nature.  These are the substances found in supplements and our food supply that the body is not equipped to deal with.  ‘Artificial’ substances may potentially be harmful to human beings and animals.  This is not the same as a substance that is chemically identical (or bio-identical) but is made in a laboratory.  Man-made colors, flavors and preservatives are ‘artificial’ and not recognized by the body.

Dr Jones has written extensively on the sad state of our modern diet.  I saw another comment on the web about how our current food supply contains a much lower level of nutrients than it did about 50 years ago.  In the mid 1980's I read a book written by Dr Emanuel Cheraskin wherein he described the huge loss of nutrients (at that time) from the plant in the ground to the shipped, processed, and over-cooked meal on the table.  This is why Dr Jones so strenuously promotes his researched, quality-controlled multi Vitamin called Ultra Vites.

So what should you want to know about a supplement before you buy it?
  1. Because there is so much hidden from the consumer by manufacturers, you must deal with a well-known, well-respected company.  Your best assurance is its reputation in the industry.
  2. A Question you may ask yourself is this: Is the product performing according to your expectations?    If you are buying it to relieve joint pain - is it?    You need to measure how the substances(s) perform in the body.
  3. In the ingredients list you need to know if any ingredients include milk, yeast, sugar or any substance to which you are allergic.
  4. Know this: manufactures buy raw materials from the same USDA approved sources.  Some ingredients cost more than others, so cheaper products simply contain cheaper ingredients.
I want to summarize with a quote from Dr Zimmerman
     “If it were possible to obtain high potencies of vitamins from nature,  most of us would prefer such vitamins.  As a rule of thumb, the following may be stated:  'The most important aspect is not whether a vitamin has been derived directly from a natural source, but whether the vitamin is the equivalent in molecular structure to the same vitamin as found in its natural state.'

     In most cases, with prudent label reading, it is possible to obtain the desired vitamin level of the various nutrients in a state which is equal to that found in nature".

Our manufacturer, Time Laboratories, has been in business since 1973.  Their expertise and commitment to quality ensures products that you can purchase with confidence.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Acne - Oh, NO! Not ANOTHER ZIT?

     Inflammation is a very large contributor to Acne problems.  Redness and soreness is made worse by these big dietary contributors:  Red meat, Milk, Bread and (most of all) Sugar!  Not what you thought it would be?  Say 'Hello' to Arachidonic Acid (ARA).

     At the same time you are enjoying your 6 cans of pop or candy bars or gallons of milk (and other milk products), you avoid oily fish and other beneficial fats in your diet.  It is a Fact: our Western diet is characterized by excesses, leaving behind a deficit of all the essential nutrients.

     Recent studies confirm what has long been suspected: Dairy Products & Sugar CAUSE Acne.

     Drugs and topical applications may make pimples temporarily disappear, but a change in diet is more effective and long lasting.


    Large clinical trials found that cow's milk (and dairy products) increased both the number of people who get acne - as well as the severity of the outbreaks.  High sugar intake (foods with a high glycemic index) had similar study results.  Milk has a high sugar content (lactose is a sugar).  Skim milk (low in fat) has a higher glycemic index than whole milk.

     All dairy products are high in many harmful hormones.  In particular, they increase the serum levels of testosterone and other androgens (male hormones).  These hormones contribute to Acne.  Dairy products also increase insulin levels.  Lactose milk sugar (not fat) stimulates insulin production which often leads to insulin resistance and type II diabetes.  In fact, a high sugar and refined carbohydrates diet, also known as a high-glycemic index diet, CAUSES  Acne.


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Fish oil supplementation sometimes makes acne better - but sometimes makes it worse.


John W Jones, MD, MPH has a theory about that.

     Fish oil products (and fatty, oily fish) provide omega 3 fatty acids (nick-named EPA and DHA).  These compete in the metabolic pathways and help lessen the inflammatory effects of AA.  In order to have a natural way to counteract the inflammatory effects of our Western diet we MUST add a supplement which provides both GLA (Gamma Linolenic acid) and fish oil.  The usual sources of GLA are Primrose Oil and Black Currant seed oil.   For Ultra Omega-Linic,   Black Currant seed oil was chosen because it has a higher amount of GLA by percent than does Oil of Evening Primrose.

     When you combine the modulation of inflammation from AA by adding EPA and DHA from fish oil with the ANTI inflammatory effect of GLA the improvement in Acne is impressive.

     Add Ultra Omega-Linic to your daily routine, cut back on milk, milk products and sugar for an Acne-clear,  beautiful complexion.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
 

Friday, July 8, 2016

They say Wisdom comes with Age - but sometimes Age just shows up by itself!


Tips and Tricks for Healthy Aging

Links to Dr Jones' articles on NutritionPureAndSimple.com
  1. Aging Does NOT mean growing OLD!
  2. Don't worry - you can have Healthy Bones
  3. Stimulate Human Growth Hormone (hGh)
  4. Pain Relief, Help for Depression, Help for Sleep
  5. More Nutrients that promote Healthy Aging
  6. Start with glowing, healthy Skin
Enjoy a couple more of my favorite 'sayings':

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.   --Tryon Edwards

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.  --Arabian Proverb

Aging can carry with it many problems.  The goal of these topics is to present a variety of nutritional suggestions that minimize the problems    While various health conditions are not limited to the older population, they are more likely to complicate the aging process.  For more recommendations see Dr Jones' other protocols:  Osteoporosis, Macular Degeneration, Heart Health, Homocysteine Elevation, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Aromatherapy: Windrose Aromatics


  • An Essential Oil (EO) Carpet Freshener: 1 c baking soda, 20 drops EO blend  (Fresh Breeze, Energize, or Refresher)
     Mix well in a non-plastic container & let sit covered overnight.  This allows the oils to be absorbed into the baking soda.  sprinkle over carped the next day.  Vacuum.
     Mix together in a container.  Soak combs and/or brushes for 20 minutes.  Rinse and air dry
     Oils can be added per load or added to the liquid laundry detergent.  How much depends on preference of smell.

Things you want to know - but don't know who to ask

Essential Oils - Aromatherapy - Essential Information


From the plant to the bottle - High standards for quality control
How to care for Essential Oils -  Easier than you thought

Yes you can make Your own Aromatherapy -  Help for common complaints, Relieve daily aches and pains, or enhance your sense of well-being.
Easy ways to use Aromatherapy - Inhale, Lotions and Spritzes

Ahhhh - Massage - what oils work best, how to blend them
Essential Oils for your Bath -  Ahhhhh - a relaxing Bath


Essential Oils for Colds and Flu  - 'Nuff Said!  Relief is here!
Aromatherapy Companion Pack - take-along for
  • motel rooms
  • the gym, 
  • the the pool...
EO Usage and Blending suggestions -  You thought it was going to be difficult?
The cost is so low - how can it be quality?  - Quality assured: Analyzed and Tested.

This information is intended as a guide only.  Anyone with a serious health condition should consult a qualified health professional.