Friday, August 17, 2018

Beware

Update Sept 2017 from CoconutOil.com - an article about NAFLD - Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease.
"The liver cannot metabolize highly concentrated synthetically derived fructose, it becomes fat that is mostly stored in the liver. This is the crux of NAFLD. The timelines of HFCS use and increasing NAFLD cases are related.
HFCS can be disguised in USA processed food and beverage products as:
  • Maize syrup
  • Glucose syrup
  • Glucose/Fructose syrup
  • Tapioca syrup
  • Dahlia syrup
  • Fruit fructose
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Corn syrup
In Canada, they call it Glucose-Fructose. In Europe, they call it Isoglucose or Glucose-Fructose Syrup or Fructose-Glucose Syrup."



Just when you thought the food you buy is safe...
You've done your research and KNOW what foods are safe - HAH!
  1. Aspartame has a new name - AminoSweet
  2. Aspartame - other names: NutraSweet and Ajinomoto.
  3. High Fructose corn syrup HFCS has a new name - fructose.
  4. High Fructose corn syrup has another new name - Natural Sweetener
Earlier I alerted you to the dangers of Aspartame (AKA sweet poison).  And Dr Jones has written about how the use of high fructose corn syrup sets the stage for blood sugar problems and Diabetes, as well as the world-wide explosion of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD).  It's cause has been attributed to the fact that the use of HFCS in food has been exploding.

Today we learned that the food companies have tumbled to our preference - you know, the one where we would prefer to buy food which does not contain these toxic additives.  Their solution?  Rename them, of course!  That way you don't really need to alter the ingredients, just change the design of the box - and modify the label information.

This means that you must be more diligent than ever when buying food - especially food that comes in cans and boxes - packaged by one of the food manufacturing companies..  For instance, you can still determine how much sugar (fructose) the 'serving size' contains by checking the amount of carbohydrate.  Um, another way they 'cheat' is to downsize the serving size.  Would you really eat only 1/4 cup of that cereal, for instance?  You may also find a product that says it does not contain Aspartame.  Now you know to look for AminoSweet - or you might find some other toxic substances to tease your 'sweet tooth'.

Don't be misled by the the word 'Natural'.  It is plastered on the outside of nearly every box and can in the store.  Unfortunately, that word really has no meaning in this context - except to make you think you are getting something not created in a food factory.

In reality you need to determine both calories and carbohydrates in a given serving size.
  1. A Calorie is defined as a unit of energy.  The folks who promote weight loss based on exercise presume that when you exercise you will burn more calories than you take in - and thus you will lose weight (one can only hope)
  2. A Carbohydrate is an organic compound (hydrogen and carbon).  Foods that are high in carbohydrates are rich in starch and/or sugar.  
Carbs always contain calories (4 per gram).  Calories do not always indicate carbs.  Carbs affect blood sugar and insulin.  Insulin regulates the use and storage of fat.  Think of insulin as a switch.  When the switch is 'on' - in the few hours after eating, for example - you burn carbs for energy and store excess as fat.  When the insulin switch is 'off' - after insulin has been used up - you burn fat for fuel.

The condition called 'insulin resistance' develops when the amount of sugar, particularly simple sugar (and high fructose corn syrup) affects the pancreas so that it becomes confused.  It becomes more and more difficult for the body to maintain sugar in the blood at the proper levels.  It becomes easier to store fat, and harder to lose it.

Because of the extreme difficulty we know you have getting the nourishment you need on a daily basis we are featuring:
  1. our Basic Bundle for adults and
  2. a Basic Bundle for Kids
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Turmeric: A Little Miracle unto itself

Is Turmeric really that good for you?

Turmeric has evidence-based properties: Antioxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, thrombolytic, gastro protective, neuro protective. 
Turmeric has been recommended for
  • Arthritis
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammation
  • Liver Congestion
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis


We have four Products which contain Turmeric:

Ultra Turmeric Plus (with BioPerine and Curcumin C3 Complex),
Radical Resilience,  
Renewal DMAE and Renewal Mega CoQ10.


Studies:
BioPerine
Curcumin C3 Complex
Curcumin C3 Complex with BioPerine

Here's a Great Website with More Info on Turmeric - Cognitune

Friday, June 22, 2018

Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Severe Depression

These three conditions may respond to PREformed, Polyunsaturated Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation better than they respond to drugs

A challenge many health care professionals face (regardless of the type of practice):  patients who are plagued by a variety of neuropsychiatric problems.  Here we discuss three neuropsychiatric problems in particular: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Severe Depression.  These three have a common genetic link.  Life is very difficult for people with these condition, and for their family.  All neuropsychiatric disorders seem to benefit from fish oil supplementation and other Nutritional Supplements.

So, what is different about these 3 conditions?

Data suggest that Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Severe Depression conditions have an accelerated rate of loss of long chain EFAs (AA, DHA, EPA and DGLA) from the Sn2 position of membrane phospholipids.  

The use of Ultra Omega-Linic in these situations is effective for two reasons.

1.    The high EPA in Ultra Omega-Linic quenches the over-activity of of the enzyme responsible for this loss; and
2.    Ultra Omega-Linic contains (and replaces) the particular EFAs that were lost due to the over-activity of the enzyme.

With time, compliance and patience the cell functions normalize - a huge benefit to the patient, the family and YOU!.

It is important that any pregnant mother receive Ultra Omega-Linic so that she can provide the necessary EFAs to the baby .  The baby takes what it needs for its own neurological development - especially while the brain and retina are developing.  This can deplete the mother's own body stores of EFAs. 

These particular neuropsychiatric conditions that we are discussing have a genetic link.  Therefore the problems run in the family.  If the mother is supplemented with EPA, DHA, and GLA during pregnancy and lactation (Dr Jones has recommended this since the mid 1990's), the problems may not manifest themselves in quite as negative a way - if they ever do!  Following this thought, the child should be supplemented all through infancy - and for life.

Visit the website of John W Jones, MD, MPH,  to view his complete Information on Neurological conditions.  More information on Essential Fatty Acids, Plus Fats and Fatty Acids with a flow chart and  definitions of terms
Visit our webstore to buy Ultra Omega-Linic

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.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

About Air Fresheners

Make Your Home (Smell) Great Again

by Marilyn Sidwell
with oversight from John W Jones, MD

Did you know?  You get used to the smells in your home!  Ahhhh, yes, it smells like 'home'.  Um - how do you learn that your home 'smells bad'?  Someone tells you.  Sure!

So, if a visitor wrinkles their nose (they are too polite to tell you your room stinks), you're gonna run for your air freshener, right?  Because you want it to smell outdoor-fresh!

Question: is that really the best or wisest choice? A web search for 'air freshener' turns up some very interesting information.  This website discussed a popular brand which lists 3 ingredients.  But the Environmental Working Group found it contained 87 chemicals - many of which are toxic and carcinogenic.  Using it might expose you to hazardous materials through inhalation (those globules keep floating in the air) or absorbed through your skin.

And what about the (false) impression that you are somehow 'cleaning the air' by eliminating odors
Not quite fair, is it?

Is there a better way?  YES!

You could make your own air freshener with essential oils.

Many Essential Oils (EO) have properties that can enhance the air in your home.  A September 2017 study  compared an essential oil blend with 3 household products.  The study showed that the EO blend was more effective at inhibiting the growth of specific microorganisms than were the commercial products tested. The cited bacteria would, of course, contribute to household odors.  They may also have a health impact by exposing you to harmful bacteria (as opposed to 'masking' the smells).

The variety of EO benefits creates a list too long for this article.  Read HERE for evidence based suggestions..  Suffice to say that in addition to anti-bacterial, anti-mold and bug-repellant effects, EOs can affect mood, improve concentration, increase energy (invigorate you), repel insects, and be changed to meet your daily needs.

Do-It-Yourself

Create your own Air Freshener spray for your space.  Do this by filling a 2-ounce spray bottle with distilled water and add 30 to 40 drops pure essential oils. Always shake before each use.

If you want the spray to enhance your well-being to this: put 10 drops each lavender, rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus in 2 oz distilled water.  Hint: bugs don’t like to be around....

Hey - how about a carpet freshener?  1 cup baking soda, 20 drops EO blend  (Fresh Breeze, Energize, or Refresher are popular choices)  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.

Too much trouble?

Our AromaFresh room deodorizer is ready made for your enjoyment.  Enjoy the Essential Oils of Peppermint, Lime and Lemongrass.

Another option

jet diffusor
Imbue your air with these wonderful scents by using a diffusor.  Doing some research I ran across this suggestion: use a diffusor in your office.  Should it be a doctor's office, think of how this might improve the 'mood' of those waiting to see the doctor (calm their fears) - or how it could minimize the risk of infection from other patients.


A few Suggestions

Aromatherapy Companion Pack  | Take along - to the gym, to work, to your hotel room.  Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Rosemary and Eucalyptus Essential Oils + a spray bottle
Breathe Easy | Bergamot, Tea Tree and Lemon - to clear, purify & cleanse
Juniper Berries | A purifying aerosol and air freshener anti-bacterial ingredient
Petitgrain Bigarade | A great antifungal, antimicrobial for your spritzer and/or diffusor

References:


Wikipedia - Air Freshene
What’s lurking in Febreeze
Comparison of antimicrobial activities of natural essential oils and synthetic fragrances against selected environmental pathogens
Aromatherapy Companion Pack
BLOG: Evidence based Clinical Aromatherapy Materia Medica

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dealing with opioid induced constipation?

Ah - you can have another drug to deal with a drug-induced problem ...
or you can consider Natural Solutions
by Marilyn Sidwell with oversight by John W Jones, MD

    Ultra 4x6 Probiotic
    Ginger
    Opti-MSM Lotion Plus
    fiber for bulk
    water for hydration

Opioid-induced - or constipation from any cause - is the kind of GUT problem that is often considered 'normal', and as a result it is not usually discussed with the doctor.

Yet constipation will usually produce a myriad of symptoms and problems that are difficult for patients to deal with.

Constipation most often is a big problem for older patients and it is made much worse by the use of opioid drugs. But the problem is not limited to any particular age group.  For instance, opioid-induced constipation may result from post-surgery and/or post-injury medications.   If these meds include antibiotics there is a need to introduce helpful and beneficial probiotic organisms.

Regardless of the cause, the result is that the entire digestive system slows down.  Slow stomach-emptying often produces GERDS.  When the lower GI tract slows there is often bloating (abdominal distention) and cramping.  Peristalsis, the movement of food along the GI tract, slows or stops.

Ginger, one or two with meals, promotes peristaltic motion, which helps propel food thru the GI tract.   In addition, Magnesium Oxide, a natural mild laxative, can help while delivering Magnesium, often deficient in our diets. 

Make sure the diet contains fiber-rich foods, fiber and bulking supplements, and drink 8 oz or more glasses of warm water daily. In some cases a 15 minute walk to stimulate the bowel is very helpful.

One interesting solution we found for stomach cramping and straining is to gently massage the stomach and abdominal area.  Before getting out of bed in the morning or after a relaxing bath use Opti-MSM Lotion Plus in a clockwise direction.  MSM is a pain-relieving delivery system for the calming and soothing essential oils our lotion contains. 

Read more: good information from a Naturopath:

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 17, 2018

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

This is the Scariest Piece of information we have come across.

 You probably know that drinking too much alcohol can damage your liver.   What you might not know is that too much sugar can lead to very similar severe liver problems.  Besides changing your diet to avoid high doses of sugar, Studies have shown that some nutritional supplements may be able to help support your liver.

The world-wide increase in the consumption of high fructose corn syrup parallels the increase in overweight people and obesity world wide!  Studies have shown that consumption of sucrose (which is glucose and fructose) and fructose (sugar) promotes fatty liver disease, whereas fatty acids from the diet do not.

Ps.  When you read the label on a can or a box - anything ending in ‘ose’ is sugar.

Insulin resistance or Type II Diabetes is always present with NAFLD and leads to triglyceride accumulation in the liver.  This process is associated with free radical generation, cell injury and fibrosis.

Medical approaches are relatively ineffective


An easy way to help yourself is to embrace the Low Carbohydrate lifestyle modification recommended by John Jones, MD, MPH.  At the very least, avoid high fructose corn syrup.   A daily intake of around 40 grams of carbohydrate is a good target.  This is much more important for blood sugar control and weight loss than counting calories or doing exercise.

If you know you have problems with Gluten and/or Milk you have probably already eliminated them from your diet.  This helps the GUT heal.

One effect of high consumption of fructose is bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine, which increases intestinal permeability. This also contributes to the development of NAFLD.   Another emerging hypothesis is that pathogenic GUT bacteria and fungi (they LOVE sugar) can produce alcohol, which further increases gut permeability and liver injury.

Read / download Dr Jones' NAFLD Nutritional Protocol

So, what can you do?  First (and most important) eliminate sugar and all processed high Carbohydrate foods. The Nutritional Supplements that help are:
  1. Essential Fatty AcidsUltra Omega-Linic contains high levels of EPA plus DHA, GLA and SDA
  2. A good Multi like Ultra Vites to support all the necessary biochemical functions
  3. A good Probiotic - Ultra 4x6 Probiotic contains 4 different organisms with a 6 billion CFU potency
  4. Antioxidants.  There are several that were studied, but those that are most protective of the liver and tha protect the cellular membranes from oxidative stress help the most
    1. Vitamin E 400 mixed tocopherols
    2. Vitamin C - Ultra C-1000
    3. Coenzyme Q10 - Ultra CoQ10 100
    4. Protect from Free Radicals with Radical Resilience - Milk Thistle, Bacopa, Melissa & Turmeric
  5. Ultra DM Complex II - Specifically formulated for blood sugar problems - contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, Cinnamon and GTF Chromium
In summary: High fructose corn syrup gives you a triple knockout.
  1.  You get a high glycemic load which causes insulin resistance and diabetes.
  2. The storage of fat in the liver causes severe liver damage
  3. You could be setting yourself up for obesity, diabetes and liver cancer
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
 

Products to Support those with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The increase in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) worldwide seems to be related to an increase in the consumption of high fructose corn syrup.

High consumption of sugar, in particular high fructose sugar, can lead to severe liver problems where medical approaches are relatively ineffective.  The consequences are likely to be obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and NAFLD.

What can you do to prevent these consequences?  We recommend the Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle Modification.  Dr Jones DOES NOT recommend Aspartame.  Read about 'Sweet Poison' on his website.

These products offer Nutritional Support for this Major Problem for many Americans.

Special Products:
Ultra CoQ10 100, Ultra DM Complex II, Milk Thistle capsules and Vitamin E 400

March Specials for NAFLD
Milk Thistle: Support optimal Liver function while protecting and regenerating the liver cells. Milk
Thistle promotes liver detoxification.


Ultra CoQ10 100: CoQ10 is an outstanding Anti-Aging supplement. For NAFLD conditions it is one of the most important ways you can protect the body’s phospholipids at the cellular level.

Ultra DM Complex II:  Ultra DM Complex was formulated to help regulate blood sugar. Since Diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar levels are always associated with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease,  Ultra DM Complex is an effective supplement for this problem.  Its ingredients, alpha lipoic acid, cinnamon and GTF chromium have been shown to help with blood sugar problems.  In addition, the Alpha Lipoic Acid in this product is important because it deactivates free radicals and helps reduce hepatic lipid accumulation.

Vitamin E 400: The universal antioxidant properties of vitamin E makes it another vital nutrient. It also protects the cell membranes from peroxidation.  Since oxidative stress is a major factor in NAFLD, all antioxidants are helpful.

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