Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is your multi doing its job?

Are you taking a multi vitamin mineral supplement?

Dare to Compare!

     Ultra Vites, formulated by John W Jones, MD, MPH, has been very popular since it was introduced as Opti-Vites in 2010.

Why did we take a superior formula and make it even better?

     Recent studies indicate a need for more emphasis on the B Vitamins

1)  Folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 & Vitamin B6 have been upgraded to their methylated/active forms.

     FACT: In order to become active in the body, certain B Vitamins, namely Folate and Vitamin B12, must be methylated.   While methylation is one of the essential metabolic processes in the body, an estimated 30% of the population suffers from methylation defects.  Ultra Vites now contains Folate as L-Methylfolate and Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin.

     FACT: Commonly used supplemental B Vitamins such as B2 and B6 must be converted by the liver into their active forms. Ultra Vites now contain Vitamin B2 as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (R-5-P) and Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P), the active forms which are used more readily by the body.

    Studies have shown that supplementing with various active B Vitamins may offer the following benefits:
  • Improved nutritional status in pregnant women.
  • Significantly improved depression management.  This enhances antidepressant response and improves work, home and social functioning.
  • Improved treatment for bipolar disorder.
  • Those suffering from these problems may experience improved pain relief:  
    • diabetic neuropathy, 
    • low back pain, 
    • and neuralgia.
  • You may be able to reduce the risk of stroke, cardiac events, and dementia by lowering total homocysteine plasma concentrations - the bio available forms of these B Vitamins are more effective.
2)  Biotin (Vitamin B7) has been increased to 500 ug.

     According to WebMD, Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances, like fats, carbohydrates and more.

      Biotin has been shown to significantly increase nail thickness, improve brittle fingernails, and reduce splitting.  If these improvements are important to you, check out Phyto-Derm capsules for even more Hair and Nail benefits.

 About the B Vitamins

     In general, the B vitamins are so meagerly supplied in the American diet that most of us  lack some of them. Sugar, alcohol and caffeine also cause deficiency problems. The need for B vitamins increases during infection or stress.  Children and pregnant and lactating women need higher levels for normal growth.  Most authorities agree that the B Vitamins work best if all are supplemented.

     In one way or another, each of the B Vitamins plays a critical role in cell metabolism. Ultra Vites contains all 8 B Vitamins, ensuring support for healthy metabolic, digestive, cardiovascular, and nerve functions.

3)  We added trace minerals to our formula.
     Trace minerals need to be supplied on a daily basis. Many of our body’s biological processes rely on trace minerals which function as co-factors or tools which help your body function properly. Poor farming practices such as excessive cultivation and erosion drain nutrients from the soil. Unless the soil is adequately replenished, which many times it is not, the food grown in these depleted fields will be lacking important nutrients. Ultra Vites now contain a natural trace mineral complex from sea water which supplies a full spectrum of trace and ultratrace minerals in ionic form. These trace minerals along with the other nutrients supplied in this innovative formula help support your body in maintaining health.

4)  We have switched to veggie caps, another important consideration for vegetarians.

5)  Click here to view the complete formula.

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

Research Abstracts:

Multivitamin Supplementation During Pregnancy: Emphasis on Folic Acid and l-Methylfolate


Assessing Effects of l-Methylfolate in Depression Management: Results of a Real-World Patient Experience Trial


L-Methylfolate For Bipolar I depressive episodes: An open trial proof-of-concept registry.


Methylcobalamin: A Potential Vitamin of Pain Killer


Efficacy of methylcobalamin on lowering total homocysteine plasma concentrations in haemodialysis patients receiving high-dose folic acid supplementation.


B vitamin therapy for homocysteine: renal function and vitamin B12 determine cardiovascular outcomes.


Research – Methylcobalamin


Treatment of brittle fingernails and onychoschizia with biotin: scanning electron microscopy


Friday, February 10, 2017

Is there a relationship between Roundup and world-wide NAFLD?

In early 2014 Dr Jones wrote about the hazard posed by high fructose corn syrup - and sugar from all sources.  Of particular concern is the rising incidence world-wide of NAFLD - Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.  Consequences of NAFLD include Type II Diabetes, obesity and other 'diagnoses'.  The truth is that NAFLD wreaks havock on the liver and GUT, both of which cause a myrida of problems for the body burden.

In general, Dr Jones' nutritional recommendations for NAFLD include minimizing sugar and carbohydrate intake, accenting fatty fish oil consumption, including nutritional supplements like Ultra Omega Linic, Antioxidants and Probiotics.

An article published in January of 2017 discusses recent work by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France - "Roundup causes non alcoholic fatty liver disease at very low doses"  

Dr Seralini has been studying the effects of Roundup for many years.  For more information visit gmoseralini.com and/or http://www.gmoevidence.com/  In addition, there is some indication that Monsanto has know about the effects of its herbicide since the early 1980's.

In the latest study "Cutting-edge molecular profiling analyses reveal that the popular weedkiller Roundup causes liver damage at doses permitted by regulators. Report: Claire Robinson". 

So, there is a known world- wide link to NAFLD from high sugar intake PLUS another world- wide association from even low-dose exposure to Roundup. 

How's that for a double whammy?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

100% Pure and Genuine Top sellers | Windrose Aromatics Essential Oils

Evidence Based Clinical Aromatherapy Materia Medica

NAME | Botanical Name | Brief look at Key Properties
  1. BERGAMOT FCF | Citrus aurantium var.bergamia  | cleansing, purifying, deodorant, calming, balancing, refreshing / bath, diffusor, skin and scalp care, lotions, spritzers
  2. CHAMOMILE Roman | Anthemis nobilis | antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, rejuvenative, nervine, soothing, restorative, wound healing, balancing / skin care, massage, inhalation, compress, sport blends, baths
  3. CINNAMON Bark | Cinnamomum cassia | antimicrobial, warming, anti-diarrheal, antidepressant (caution: skin sensitizer)
  4. CLARY SAGE |Salvia sclarea | antispasmodic, nervine, euphoric, sedative, estrogenic, deodorant / massage, compress (PMS), baths, skin care treatments
  5. EUCALYPTUS | Eucalyptus globulus | respirant, anti-infectious, rejuvenative, expansive, invigorating / diffusor, massage, inhalation, sport & cellulite blends, spritzers, liniments, chest rub
  6. FRANKINCENSE  | Boswellia carterii | anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cleansing, purifying, healing, rejuvenative, meditative, protective, replenishing, clarifying / fragrance, skin care treatments, inhalation, massage, lotions, baths, salves & ointments
  7. GERANIUM | Pelargonium graveolens | astringent, healing, cleansing, purifying, rejuvenative, balancing, insect repellant, hypotensive / skin care, fragrance, baths, diffusor, massage, lotions, spritzers
  8. GINGER Root | Zingiber officinale | anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, adrenal stimulant, cleansing, purifying, rubefacient, rejuvenative, tonic, aphrodisiac / dyspepsia, liniments, massage, sport & cellulite blends
  9. HELICHRYSUM | Helichrysum angustifolium, Helichrysum italicumOrganic  | “bumps and bruises eraser,” strong analgesic, rubefacient, purifying,  antispasmodic, rejuvenative, balancing, renewing / compress, massage, salves & ointments
  10. LAVENDER | Lavandula vera | anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, soothing, relaxing, balancing, wound healing, rejuvenative, anti-fungal / bath, inhalation, mouthwash, skin care, massage, sport blends, diffusor, spritzers, compress, lotions   NEW Study - Lavender for Menopausal flushing
  11. PEPPERMINTMentha piperita | stomachic, rubefacient, carminative, antispasmodic, toning, invigorating, energizing, balancing / dyspepsia, inhalation, mouthwash, compress, partial body massage, foot treatments, liniments, spritzers, sport blends, salves & ointments
  12. PETITGRAIN Bigarade | Citrus aurantium var. amara  | nervine, anti-depressant, antiperspirant, clarifying, refreshing / skin care, fragrance, bath, inhalation, massage, spritzers, diffusor, lotions
  13. ROSEMARY | Rosmarinus officinalis | detoxifying, treats muscle pain, gout, rheumatism, respiratory complaints, liver and gallbladder problems, fatigue, headache, colds and flu, insect repellent skin care: acne, dermatitis, bacterial and fungal infections
  14. TARRAGON | Artemisia dracunculus  | carminative, revitalizing, regulating, purifying, hormone balancing, anti-cancer / dyspepsia, compress, cellulite massage blends
  15. TEA TREE | Melaleuca alternifolia | Organic |  cleansing, purifying, balsamic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal  / scalp and skin care, inhalation, salves & ointments, diffusor, spritzers, compress, massage, mouthwash
  16. THYME | Thymus vulgaris, Thymus satureioides (Borneol) | respiratory complaints, asthma, cystitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, colds and flu, infectious diseases, muscle aches and pains skin care: insect bites, lice, scabies, bacterial and fungal infections (caution: Thymus vulgaris is a skin sensitizer - choose a low thymol chemotype such as Thyme Borneol or Thyme Linalool for skin application)
  17. YLANG YLANG  | Cananga odoranta genuina | Organic | regulative, hypotensive, balancing, aphrodisiac, euphoric / fragrance, skin care, massage, baths, lotions, spritzers, inhalation, fixative
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This chart is intended as an informational guide only. It is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Anyone with a serious health condition should consult a qualified health professional. 

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.

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


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.