Thursday, September 19, 2013

Weight Loss? LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION!

Early Man with a donut
Marilyn’s suggestions for an easy way to Lose Weight and eat healthy foods.  We call it Lifestyle Modification.

6/2016
If you think about the kind of food available to early man, we have wandered very far from the kind of food we should be eating.  There were no potato crops, no rice paddies, no wheat fields.

Dr Jones tells me that the best diet is the Atkins Low Carbohydrate approach to lifestyle modification.  Carbohydrates are not “essential”, in the sense that the body makes them easily from what you eat.

Your first thought is that the Low Carbohydrate approach will be difficult to follow.   While Dr Jones and I find it easy and tasty, others think it is difficult.   Here are a few really great recipes

Johnathan Wright, MD, lectures against eating “white” things.  You should not eat:
  • White flour - it is in manufactured food as a hidden ingredient - which is a big problem for those who are gluten sensitive.  Avoid cakes, cookies, bread and all products with labels that say “wheat flour”.  Strictly speaking, all grains are high in carbohydrates, but the white flour has the least nutrient value.  Much to our benefit, there is a growing number of products you can buy that are certified Gluten Free.
  • White sugar - it also has many names, and is in most of the products mentioned under flour.  On cans and boxes, look for ingredients that end in “ose”.  The same thing can be said about the lack of nutrient value as I said for white flour.  Luckily, there are other sources for your sweet tooth.  Stevia is good sugar alternative, and recently we found a Coconut sugar.
  • White salt - well, you know, if you have high blood pressure, this is a no-no.  On the other hand, it can be a good source of iodine, unless your multi is supplying it for you.  Those of us with low blood pressure need the salt.  A common medical problem is the woman who appears in the doctor’s office with very low energy.  Upon questioning she confirms that “Yes, my husband has high blood pressure so we don’t eat salt.  “Yes, I do have low blood pressure”.  End of mystery!  She needs the salt.
  • White potatoes and White Rice - as I said above, early man did not have these, but if you must eat them, choose those that are not “white”.  We make some really good “chips” by frying up tablespoon size spoonfuls of grated Parmesan cheese.  Believe me, you will not feel deprived of your potato chips.   (Link to jjConsulting.net Recipes)
Think about the food that early man could eat.  He had to hunt or fish for protein.  It took a while to find and pick berries.  Nuts had to be shelled before they could be eaten.  You might be able to catch an animal for milk - if it didn’t kill you first.

Many fruits and vegetables are fairly high in carbohydrates - check the carb content per quantity!  This is the part that most people ignore.  And think about the fact that most foods are only grown during part of the year in our climate.  Shipping them from all parts of the world makes them available all thru the year - and their nutritive value is suspect.  Foods not grown locally should be eaten sparingly. 

Learn to read labels.  For weight loss, ideally, your carbohydrate intake should be between 20 and 30 grams per day, so if that candy bar has 90 grams of carbohydrate, it takes care of your intake for two or three days.  Tomorrow you can’t eat... 

For weight maintenance carbohydrate intake should be between 40 and 60 grams per day.  As long as the carbohydrate intake is low enough you can ignore calories.  And there is no need to restrict fats or protein intake.  In fact, a number of problems are caused by the lack of essential fatty acids in the diet.  The preformed essential ones are GLA, EPA and DHA.  See this page for the EFA Flow Chart for clarity. Most of us don’t eat fish every day (the best source of omega 3 fatty acids),  or even 3 times a week as early man probably did.  Farm fed fish may not contain as much essential fatty acids as wild fish do.  Ultra Omega-Linic contains Black Currant seed oil, which is an excellent source of the omega 6 fatty acids.  I believe there is a growing trend away from the trans fats and products such as Crisco for baking and regular margerines.

At Atkins.com you can learn the carbohydrate content of food you want to eat.  Some supermarkets have a listing of the carbohydrate (and other nutrients) value for the various FRESH fruits and vegetables which they sell.  In counting carbohydrates (as opposed to counting calories) you subtract the amount of fiber and the amount of sugar alcohols from total carbs.  The remainder is known as net carbs.  That’s what you count.

One of my early exposures to good eating habits came from a doctor whose motto was “If man made it, don’t eat it”.  Food in cans and boxes is high in things you don’t want to eat, and low in nutritive value.  As a consequence, Dr Jones and I shop the perimeter of the store.  We buy "real” (unprocessed) food and cook it minimally.  For those of you who are ill, I know there is a lot of appeal in foods that are organic.  For sure, this is a major consideration if you have problems with herbicides, pesticides and the like.

About the Nutrition Value of Fresh Food
(from Dr Jones’ Basic Nutritional Recommendations - A Basic Protocol)

A popular misconception held by both the lay public and the medical profession is that the American diet supplies sufficient levels of all the nutrients needed by the body.  In reality, the Western diet is characterized by imbalances and excesses.  Telling a patient “all you need to do is eat right” does not take into consideration the American lifestyle, problems associated with our food supply, or human nature.  Two nationwide food consumption studies conducted by the USDA found that approximately 60% of the individuals surveyed were consuming only 70% of the daily minimum requirements of six essential nutrients.  Those surveyed were people who made an effort to eat (and thought they were eating) a balanced diet.  The nutrients are: vitamin B6, folacin, zinc, copper, magnesium and calcium. With these facts in mind, it is not likely that anyone is consuming an optimal supply of nutrients ... without supplementation.  Consider Physician Formulated Ultra Vites.  Studies have shown that in order to meet the minimum daily requirements, one must consume at least 1100 calories of nutrient dense food.  This means that a patient on a 1000 calory diet could not meet the minimum daily requirements (MDR) without supplementation.  When many of the calories are “naked calories” (i.e. white sugar and flour) it is easy to see that even the MDRs are a problem, no matter what the caloric intake.   Compare our Physician Formulated Multis with the RDIs and with your Multi.


Sorry - this came to me in an email and I couldn't resist.  It is a close relative of "Ewe's not FAT, Ewe's FLUFFY".


The MDRs were designed to prevent deficiency states and diseases.  They do not address the issue of individual variability and optimal nutritional needs.  Individual requirements of vitamins and minerals may vary considerably.  This is especially true for certain groups such as young children, pregnant and lactating women, joggers, athletes, the elderly and persons with medical illnesses. 

Unfortunately, as a result of these different needs, as well as problems such as poverty, ignorance in matters of food selection and preparation, dietary fads and confusion regarding the nutritive value of processed foods, total nutritional needs are often unmet.

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, September 17, 2013

Skin Tears, Dry Skin, Bruising, Wrinkles

Dr Jones found a study that discussed the problems of aging skin - especially the large number of skin tears and severe bruising that plague residents of nursing homes.  Skin tears and bruising is an even greater problem for those in wheel chairs and those prone to falls.

Based on information from Fleck, C. A. (2007). FAQs: Preventing and treating skin tears.  Advances in skin and wound care.  Journal for Prevention and Healing. 20(6), 315-321. 

As has been stated in a number of studies, as skin ages it becomes thinner and the resulting dry skin makes it more prone to trauma (from even mild bumps).  The use of soap with chemical surfactants and long hot bathing further damages the skin   As you might imagine, older skin heals more slowly.  Well, older folks have more health issues and any healing is slower just because...  What eveyone worries about is wrinkles.  They are the most obvious sign that the skin is in trouble.

The study showed that advanced skin care products that possess nutritients and antioxidants can provide nourishment through the skin topically - even if the patient or resident is not receiving adequate nutrition from oral, enteral, or parenteral nutrition.  The study showed a reduction in skin tears from 180 down to 2 tears in a 6 month period.  The facility used a special skin care line which provided pH balanced, soap free, chemical surfactant free, and substances specially designed to nourish and support aged skin.

While we don't know what skin care line and soap-free cleansers were used in this study, Nutrition Pure and Simple provides a number of skin care products which benefit problem skin of all kinds, and aging skin in particular.  Dr Jones and I have the added advantage of caring for our own aging skin and seeing the improvement in our skin tearing and bruising.  There are 2 products in particular (Calm Body Wash and Hydrating Body Lotion) that greatly improve the quality of the skin.  A 3rd product, Dermacalm, has an excellent track record of providing relief for troubled skin (it is our best selling skin care product)

Introducing Salon & Spa - 'Products from Nature's Lab'

It's our business to help replenish, repair and protect your skin

Calm Body Wash
for Head To Toe Bathing (it leaves the hair soft & shiny, too)

Our Calm Body Wash features a gentle cleansing system naturally derived from coconut oil,  safflower oil and amino acids.  It contains an expert blend of plant extracts including Seaweed, Aloe, Ginkgo, Yucca, Fig, Gotu Kola and Indian Balsam.  These leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and with a healthy glow.  A synergistic blend of pure essential oils, including French Lavender, calms, balances and soothes your senses.

This pH balanced body wash is soap-free with NO chemical surfactants.

Hydrating Body Lotion
with Mango Butter and Green Tea Extract

Hydrating Body Lotion contains a high concentration of humectants and moisturizers which efficiently penetrate the skin for all day hydrating and skin softening. Skin rejuvenating rosemary extract combines with the cleansing, emollient properties of Citrus aurantium dulcis and mango butter.

The aloe vera gel in Hydrating Body Lotion contains complex amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which hydrate and promote healing. Tiare flowers are soaked in golden liquid coconut extract for the unique antifungal, skin protectant properties of coconut nucifera oil and gardenia tahitensis. The antioxidant and nourishing properties of green tea and algae extracts, panthenol, vitamins A, D, & E, and essential oils of lavender, rosewood, and grapefruit, make the Hydrating Body Lotion an exceptionally refreshing, hydrating full body lotion.

Apply immediately following bath or shower.  You can reapply it as needed

Dermacalm Lotion
for troubled skin

Benefit #1 - Monolaurin, which is a distillate of coconut oil, adds anti viral, anti bacterial, and anti fungal benefits to this unique lotion.  It was originally formulated to soothe stressed, irritated or inflamed skin and should be considered for Eczema, Roseacea, Psoriasis and problems such as Dermatitis

DermaCalm contains several ingredients that studies have shown to have positive effects: 
  1. Rovisome Sensitive® showed anti inflammatory effects almost as strong as hydrocortisone
  2. Sepicalm S® specifically inhibits the main mediators responsible for irritation when the skin is under stress.  Its free radical scavenging, anti-elastase, anti-hyaluronidase, and anti-lipoxygenase activities have been proven in vitro. Its anti-stress activity against solar irritation, mechanical irritation, and chemical irritation have also been proven in vivo.  It is soothing, moisturizing, antiinflammatory and antioxidant.
  3. Monolaurin is a mid chain fatty acid shown to possess antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.   Recent technology makes this a highly pure and extremely effective addition to the formula. 
  4. Coconut oil has many benefits.   Its' small molecules let it penetrate the skin where it can heal and protect.  It also fights microbes that might arrive there.  Since it is high in Vitamin E, it also is highly nourishing. 
This creme will soothe and moisturize irritated skin, including psoriasis, eczema.

Users have reported it is a great anti-wrinkle lotion.

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, September 11, 2013

Coping with radiation in daily living.



By John W Jones, MD, MPH  Nutritional Director for Nutrition Pure and Simple

http://www.jjconsulting.net/
There is an increasing awareness about radiation exposure because of problems in Japan with its nuclear reactor. This may be causing unnecessary worry and concern in the US. This paper discusses ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and presents useful nutritional information to help the body cope with small and large exposures of radiation.

Ionizing radiation consists of particles or electromagnetic waves that are energetic enough to detach electrons from atoms or molecules, thus ionizing them. Its effect is mutagenic. Ionizing radiation is used in medical applications, and there are many other daily exposures.

Non-ionizing radiation refers to any type of electromagnetic radiation that does not carry enough energy per quantum to ionize atoms or molecules. Non-Ionizing radiation can produce burns, but is not mutagenic

There is a natural background radiation of both types that is present all around us. Some you don’t know about or ignore, such as cell phones, microwave ovens, smoking, food. Some radiation that can cause potential problems are CAT scans and other radiographic studies, and Airport body scanners.

These sources, both ionizing and non-ionizing, have the potential of being a greater problem as the incidence and proximity of exposure increases. In other words, you have more likelihood of damage from daily living exposure than from a nuclear disaster/accident.

Individuals who are most susceptible to damage from radiation are the very old, the very young, fetuses, and those in poor health, such as those with Autoimmune Diseases. So what can you do? Stay as healthy as possible. Susceptibility to problems from exposure varies according to the quality of one’s health.

Here is a Nutritional approach to minimize damage from radiation exposure.

The simple thing to do is follow my Basic Protocol. It has been developed to supply the optimal nutrients needed by the body on a daily basis.

  1. Ultra Vites - provides a high level of bioavailable minerals as well as antioxidants. It is designed to keep the body well mineralized. This presents less opportunity for radioactive minerals to be absorbed. Note: Ultra-Preventive Multi Vitamin Mineral combines all the features of Ultra Vites, plus it includes 1.1 grams of Spirulina. See #5 for more information on Spirulina.
  2. Ultra Omega-Linic - is anti inflammatory. It supplies the essential fatty acids necessary to keep cell membranes functional. Essential because the body cannot make them - they MUST be supplied. Our Wild Salmon oil is from the protected waters of Alaskan fisheries and are assayed for heavy metals and toxins and radiation.
  3. Extra Calcium (Calcium D Chelate) keeps optimal calcium levels in the bones, thus protecting them from the uptake of radioactive calcium and strontium. 
  4. Argiletz French Green Illite Clay is the only one that has been approved for food use by the French National Health Superior Counsel for internal use. Its main properties are that it is Adsorbent, Absorbent, Purifying and Calming. Green clays are curative volcanic ashes that detoxify and restore mineral balance. This Illite clay contains only natural materials treated mechanically without any chemical additives. As a bacteria-destroying agent it can render contaminated water innocuous. When ingested, it travels along the digestive tract eliminating toxic agents and harmful bacteria.
  5. PhytoGreen Drink powder uses Organic Earthrise™ Spirulina. Earthrise™ Spirulina studies on the children exposed after the Chernoble accident showed a 50% decrease in radioactive elements. Spirulina also stimulates recovery of white blood cells and bone marrow counts.
  6. Spirulina Caps - each 6 capsules provide 3.24 g Spirulina Natural® Earthrise™ Spirulina.

Resources:

 http://www.earthrise.com/university/california.php  About Earthrise Spirulina

http://www.spirulinasource.com/library   This link provides information on the following topics:


Anti-Cancer Studies
Beta Carotene, Cancer Prevention and Health Improvement
AIDS Antiviral sulfolipids
Kidney and Liver Detoxification
Immune System Improvement
Radiation Protective Effect and Immune System Improvement
Natural Sorbent of Radionucleides

Marilyn Sidwell, marilyn@jjconsulting.net
 Dr Jones is the Nutritional Director of Nutrition Pure and Simple. He has workied with Annemarie Buhler, the president and founder of Time Laboratories. Together they produced a line of supplements that are specially formulated using the highest quality raw materials from the Americas and Europe.  Because Time Laboratories is a major supplier of quality nutritional supplements, we have incorporated many of their products to round out our product line.   Earthrise™ Spirulina is one of them.   

Nutrition Pure and Simple is a web based company with a shopping cart. We work closely with Dr Jones’ newly updated site, www.jjconsulting.net which has articles, gluten-free and low carbohydrate recipes, Dr Jones’ protocols and much new product information. You are able to download pdf files that include the protocols and product information, as well as the catalog. As he has done in the past, Dr Jones is available to provide doctor consultations.

Please visit our web store.   We are confident that you will be pleased with our products.

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, September 10, 2013

Be well with this innovative herbal formula

The Herbs in Radical Resilience have evidence-based properties:
  1. Milk Thistle: Antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-aging, hepatoprotective, cytoprotective
  2. Bacopa: Cognitive enhancing, antioxidant, antidepressant
  3. Turmeric: Antioxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, thrombolytic, gastroprotective, neuroprotective
  4. Melissa (Lemon Balm): Antioxidant, antigenotoxic, antimutagenic, anxiolytic, cognitive enhancing
  5. Maca is an antioxidant.  It is adrenal supporting, anti-stress, hormone balancing, supports libido, anti-hyperplastic, anti-tumor


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, September 6, 2013

Information about the fish oil used in Ultra Omega-Linic



 We use wild Alaska Fish Oil in Ultra Omega-Linic

The Wild Alaska Salmon is caught in Alaskan waters by a certified Alaskan fishery. Neither the Salmon oil nor the concentrated Fish oil used in this product contains any protein. It has been filtered out. The product is analyzed for contaminants such as heavy metals, radiation and organic pollutants, and is guaranteed to exceed federal safety standards.

For thousands of years, the fish of Alaska's seas and rivers have supported human use  from fisheries used by Alaska's indigenous native peoples since prehistoric times. It has evolved into today's modern seafood industry. Alaska is home to abundant stocks of many species of fish, and offers some of the cleanest marine, freshwater, and upland habitats in the world.

Effective state and federal institutions manage fisheries that are productive and sustainable, clean and healthy. Alaska is the only State in the nation whose Constitution explicitly mandates that all fish, including salmon, shall be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle. Alaska is thousands of miles away from large sources of pollution that can contaminate the human food supply in other parts of the world. These distances, combined with the earth's patterns of circulation of water and air, help to ensure that Alaska's own waters are among the cleanest in the world.

Alaska's human population density is among the lowest of any in the United States, and lower than most places in the world. Alaska has little heavy industry, and has strict regulations governing development activities, such as road building, mining, logging, and sewage treatment. The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has a regulatory section dealing specifically with water quality. Water discharges, such as sewage and other potential pollutants, are closely regulated to ensure high water quality. In addition, ADFG requires prior approval for any in-stream construction activities in Alaska's salmon streams through the authority of the Alaska statutes known as the "Anadromous Fish Act" (Alaska Statute 16.05.870). Alaska also has a Forest Practices Act requiring buffer zones from logging along salmon streams to prevent erosion and protect spawning and rearing habitat. Clean marine habitats produce pure seafood products, pure and remarkably free of contamination by pesticides, petroleum derivatives, PCBs, heavy metals, and bacteria.


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.

Have a smarter kid who sees well


6/2016
Have a smarter kid who sees good
In addition to the dietary recommendation for pregnant women, we have nutritional supplement recommendations to ensure maximum benefits for mom and baby.  

How to have a healthy pregnancy
Ultra Omega-Linic, in particular, will present the necessary nutrients to preserve the mother's brain and perhaps prevent postpartum depression.  At the same time it will meet the need of the baby's brain and retina development.

Give your baby a healthy start
Ultra Omega-Linic contains a blend of wild Alaskan Salmon and other  fish oils (from sustainable Alaskan fisheries) plus Black Currant Seed oil - giving mom 'n baby ALL the essential fatty acids.

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, September 4, 2013

Want a very special non-fluoride toothpaste?

http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-91-cinnamint-toothpaste-fluoride-free.aspx

Cinnamint Toothpaste! Great for the Whole Family

Reviewed 8/2017

Cinnamint Toothpaste has a number of really neat ingredients, but it does NOT contain Fluoride.    Xylitol is one of its main benefits.  This sugar is known for its ability to strenghten tooth enamel.  Four different clays polish and whiten teeth.

Best of all, it contains monolaurin which provides anti bacterial and anti viral defense for your gums. A truism - dental infections can lead to other health problems.  Some investigators have found that fat, such as lard, reduced the incidence of caries (tooth decay) more than did lowering the intake of carbohydrate.  There are no studies to 'prove it', but it makes sense that coconut oil (our source for monolaurin) would be even more effective than other oils for gum health.

The soothing essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, myrrh, grape seed and green tea extract leave your mouth feeling fresh as an after dinner mint..

Check out our 5 oz deluxe airless pump bottle.

Wouldn't you prefer a toothpaste without Fluoride?

 
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.