Thursday, October 12, 2017

Is there more than one type of Diabetes?

by John W. Jones, MD, MPH
Nutritional Consultant, Nutrition Pure and Simple

Did you Know?  There are three types of diabetes  -  and a fourth type is now recognized.
Did you Know?   Simple lifestyle changes can reverse or minimize Diabetes


Gestational Diabetes. The increase of hormones during pregnancy may cause Insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar.  I strongly advise you to choose low carbohydrate foods if you are pregnant.   It is most important that you minimize sugar intake.  In addition, you need the essential fatty acids in Ultra Omega-Linic and the readily available nutrients in Ultra Vites because both mother and baby have much higher than usual nutritional needs.

Type I Diabetes:  AKA 'juvenile diabetes'.   Type I begins with a decrease of insulin caused by a loss of the cells that produce insulin.  When this happens you need to supply insulin and monitor blood sugar levels carefully.  You hear a lot about diets - and I know it can be confusing.  FACT:  A low carbohydrate or ketogenc diet will aid in the control of blood sugar levels. This leads to easier insulin management.

Type II Diabetes is hereditary.  Look to your family for the first clue that you might develop a blood sugar problem..  Type II diabetes is a resistance to insulin at the cellular level.   If this continues, the  pancreas will be unable to make enough Insulin.  Glucose will build up in the blood stream and tissues.  Eventually you will be faced with a variety of potential problems: neurological, cardiovascular, kidney, vision problems and/or early death.

Did you know?  It may be possible to prevent or reverse the progression of Type II Diabetes?  You CAN stop insulin resistance from becoming uncontrolled Diabetes.   The Key is early recognition and early defensive action. The longer you wait the harder diabetes is to control.  More health complications are likely.

Once called 'borderline diabetes', the new term for 'early diagnosis' is 'PRE' Diabetes.  What you need to know about PreDiabetes is that you CAN keep it that way.  You simply decide you will make the necessary lifestyle changes. 

Type III Diabetes,  Recent investigations show that insulin is produced by a healthy brain.  In Alzheimer's disease the brain loses its ability to produce insulin and becomes insulin resistant.   As a consequence brain cells start to die.

Did you know?  This death can be prevented if ketones are available!  The brain cells can use Ketones instead of glucose as an energy source.   Medium chain triglycerides provide keytones in the body.   Ultra Monolaurin is a 90% pure distillate of medium chain fatty acids from coconut oil.

As a result of recent studies, the heartbreaking symptoms of Senile dementia and Alzheimer's are now being identified as Type III Diabetes.  These conditions mainly affect the aging population.  These conditions are preventable - and may be reversible. 
Did you know:  Nutrition can protect the brain?

DIABETES FACTS

When you digest carbohydrates and simple sugars they become glucose.  Glucose is the major source of energy for your body.  Sugar enters your cells as glucose and is utilized by the action of Insulin.  The diagnosis of Diabetes means your glucose (sugar) levels are too high.


THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO PREVENT DIABETES

  1. The most important step you can take is to minimize or eliminate high carbohydrate foods, like potatoes and sweet (high carbohydrate) foods. The low carbohydrate lifestyle approach to eating is VERY important to diabetics.   This diet may help you maintain insulin levels without injecting insulin.  If insulin is needed, it may possible to minimize the daily dose.   CAUTION - if you are on a daily does of insulin.  The first day you lower carbohydrates and sugar intake  you may experience a decrease in your insulin needs.

  2. Exercise is another important step.  The amount of exercise per week that experts recommend is dependent on your age and general health.   Exercise also helps you maintain optimal weight and function

  3. Weight loss may also be essential, especially if you have a high BMI* index.  BMI index provides and indicator of body fat.  Visit the BMI calculator to check how you are doing.
WEIGHT LOSS

Check the label on all manufactured foods.  For this purpose the amount of net Carbohydrate is more important than the Calorie count.   To check the carbohydrate content of a food (one without a label), visit SelfNutriton and enter the food in the search box.  Subtract the fiber from the carbohydrate listing. 

For the purpose of weight loss you need the net carb count to be around 20 gm per day.  40 gm per day is optimal to maintain weight.
Taking these simple steps will lower the glucose impact on the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.  This will preserve and perhaps prolong their function.  Since the destruction of these cells is not reversible, the sooner you take action the better.

IS DIABETES A PROBLEM?

Diabetes affects a large part of the population.  It affects people of all ages.  Many of the young people who are overweight will progress to Type II Diabetes.  Type II Diabetes is also associated with the use of many medications, such as Statin drugs.  Check with your pharmacist for potential side effects of ANY medication you may be taking.

Common sources of carbohydrate are sweets, many vegetables (potatoes are high, turnips are low), bread and pasta.   You can find good tasting entrees, dessert and other recipes at jjConsulting.net.   I have suggestions for foods that satisfy your desire for ‘sweets’.  Be careful with sugar substitutes (as opposed to other sweeteners - like Stevia).  Aspartame is a sugar substitute that is responsible for many neurologic problems.  See the BLOG:  ‘Aspartame - sweet Poison’.  I will share a secret with you:  sugary foods make you hungry.  Fatty foods are filling.

Ok, so you have decided to avoid sugary drinks.  Now you focus on healthy drinks, like orange juice.  Do you know how much sugar (carbohydrate) is in that glass of OJ?   You can find out HERE.  The very best way is to check the label on what YOU drink.

http://www.nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-190-a-basic-package-the-essentials.aspx
See my nutritional protocol for ‘Diabetes’.  At a minimum, if you are eating the typical Western diet you need a complete multi vitamin/mineral supplement like Ultra VitesUltra Omega-Linic essential fatty acids are, well, ESSENTIAL.  If you have Diabetes, or if you have a family history of Diabetes, I strongly urge you to follow these diet, nutritional supplements and exercise recommendations. 

*BMI index is a ratio of body weight to height with age calculated into the results.  It provides an indicator of body fat. Visit the BMI calculator to check how you are doing!

SIDE EFFECTS?

Absolutely!  A better body weight.  More energy.  Less (or no) insulin.

In Summary 

Food choices that favor ketones help all types of Diabetes.  
•    use coconut oil and other fats (avoid processed vegetable oils)
•    make low carbohydrate / low glycemic food choices
•    choose high protein foods like meat, fowl, fish, nuts and eggs

BLOG: Diabetes Recommendations

REFERENCES:
Type III diabetes - a starving mind
Type III diabetes overlaps with Types I and II
The ketogenic revolution in Cancer

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Digestion: Your KEY to Good Health

Question: What is supposed to happen when you eat food?

by Marilyn Sidwell Jones
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In the Beginning ...

    “They” say you are supposed to gather as a happy family to enjoy your meal.   I know - that rarely happens.   It is difficult to leave worries and disputes at the door.  But emotions at mealtime are very important.  You can have a dramatic effect on successful digestion with a peaceful setting, a happy or a meditative mood.

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Do you remember your mother telling you to ‘slow down and chew your food’?
    Chewing your food is the first ‘key’ step in the digestion of food..  Enjoy the textures and aromas presented by food.  Chewing mixes food with saliva, which contains enzymes that start carbohydrate digestion.  Chewing breaks food into small pieces.  This oral phase of digestion, with its smells and tangs, stimulates the stomach and pancreas to prepare for the next step in digestion.

    When you swallow food you keep it in your stomach for an hour or two.  A healthy stomach should drop to a pH of about two; it mixes the food with hydrochloric acid and pepsin.  The result of this process is called chime.  This mixing begins the process of digesting proteins.  The carbohydrate digestion that began in the mouth is stopped by the acid.    The stomach acid helps defend the body against any unwanted harmful bacteria that arrived with the food.

    After an hour or two the stomach contents feed into the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine.  Secretions of bicarbonate from the pancreas buffer the acid contents. The pancreas also secretes pancreatic enzymes.  These digest carbohydrates, protein and fats. The liver secretes bile salts, which emulsifies the fats to aid in their absorption. The bile salts are stored in the gallbladder until they are needed.

    Peristalsis is a phenomenon whereby the food is propelled along the gastro-intestinal (GI ) tract.   The small intestine contains small finger-like projections called villi.  Carbohydrates, proteins, water-soluble vitamins, and minerals are absorbed from the GI tract by the villi during this process.  The minerals are transported across the GI tract at specific sites, and their absorption is pH dependent.  Vitamin D facilitates calcium absorption.

    Fat-soluble nutrients and fat, using the bile salts, are absorbed in the last third of the small intestine, the ilium.  Next, everything is propelled into the colon where it is acted upon by intestinal bacteria.  Bacteria in the intestines play a major role in the body’s defense.  In fact, the normal flora and fauna of the GI tract fulfill many useful functions.  Bacteria break down any undigested molecules.  GI bacteria stimulate cell growth.  They repress the growth of harmful organisms.  All of this trains your immune system to respond only to pathogens, and promotes the body’s defense against many diseases.   Fluid is absorbed at this stage.  The contents are thus concentrated and finally excreted from the body.

...  In a nutshell

     A healthy digestive system depends on proper operation at each phase.  Yes, proper food choices are important.  At the same time, food must be digested and absorbed from the GI tract into the body.  Then the products of digestion must be transported to the appropriate working sites (cells).  During the next step molecules must be picked up by the cells, used by them and properly exited from them. Debris is next picked up to be excreted.  Proper excretion varies, depending on whether debris is exhaled by the lungs, sweated out thru the skin, sent out via urine or excreted from the colon.

...  when things go wrong (and they probably will)

    You know things can and do go wrong with any and all phases of digestion.   What follows is a greatly simplified description of problems and solutions.      Are burping, heartburn, flatulence, constipation or diarrhea normal?  NO!

What happens when things go wrong?


    People enjoying the typical Western diet are famous for making poor food choices.  That is one (very serious) problem.  Unfortunately these food choices often include foods which cause GI distress.  Older people as a group do not chew well.  Busy people have a bad habit of bolting their food as fast as possible.  These ‘events’ start a cascade of malfunctions.

Your Stomach and GERDs
    Older folks and very allergic people are likely to have very little stomach acid.  One consequence of a deficiency of stomach acid is acid reflux.  That’s right.  Acid reflux or GERDS  is more likely a result of too little rather than too much stomach acid.  The symptoms of too much and too little stomach acid are identical.  There is an easy way for you to test whether you have too much or too little stomach acid.  Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to an 8 oz glass of water.  Sip it with your meal.  If you have pain, stop drinking.  But, if the small amount of acid helps, you probably are low in hydrochloric acid.  Low stomach acid results in food remaining in the stomach well beyond the normal 2 hour stomach-emptying time.  When you lay down, the slightly acid stomach contents seep through the sphincter at the top of the stomach and creep up the slightly alkaline esophagus.  And that really BURNS. 

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    Ginger is very helpful if you have GERDs.  It relaxes the sphincter at the bottom of the stomach, thus allowing the stomach to empty.  Ginger has the additional benefit of increasing peristalsis along the entire GI tract.  This benefit of ginger minimizes the likelihood that the contents will collect in pockets and folds, putrefy and cause gas.

Your Stomach and Ulcers

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    You have another potential problem when the stomach does not produce enough acid.  You could get a duodenal ulcer.  As noted above, food leaving the stomach goes into the duodenal area.  Normally low pH of the contents challenges the pancreas to secrete buffering bicarbonate.  If the chime is the wrong pH this ‘challenge’ does not take place.  Hence, you have a fertile area for acid to cause ulcers.  For these reasons we recommend Enzymes Plus.  It adds acid for your stomach.  It also adds support for the rest of the digestive breakdown steps.

The Vilus needs protection
    Food is propelled along to the small intestine, then on to the large intestine.   The small villi lining the GI tract have the task of picking up the various digested nutrient molecules: carbohydrates, amino acids, minerals and fats.  But what if the villi are damaged? 

A better question might be: What can damage the villi so they don’t do their job? 
   
    Inflammation of the villi - from any cause - will have a bad effect on this phase of the digestive process..  Some common causes of damage to the villi are diarrhea, parasites, tropical sprue, inflammatory bowel disease, gastro enteritis, celiac disease, crohn’s disease, intolerance to any number of foods, Diabetes mellitis, malnutrition and fiber deficiency.   There is more!  There are many more causes.

    The damage to intestinal mucosa and villi results in - wait for it - malnutrition. 

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    Malnutrition is very possible if  the nutrients fail to cross from the GI tract into the blood stream.  If they successfully cross the first barrier,  the molecules need to be transported to the various sites of action where the body does its work.  This is why we rely so heavily on  Ultra Vites.  The minerals are ‘smuggled’ into the body as amino acids (chelates) and the B-Vitamins are already in their active forms.  In other words, once your body heat dissolves the capsule, the nutrients are available for pick up, and ready for use. 

    The next step, after the molecules are transported across, can also be problematic.  The mechanisms the body uses to transport nutrients are very exact.  Specific carriers are needed to transport a mineral, such as iron, to the site of action by the cells.  This is a very technical and very important phase of the transport process.  Nutritional deficiencies can be traced to malfunctions of delivery.  But, after delivery to the cell, a particular molecule must cross the cell wall, and its waste products must be picked up for transport for excretion.

Fats & Fatty Acids
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    What is all the noise about ‘essential’ fatty acids?  The body will use whatever fats you give it for one of its major functions - the building of cell walls.  If you give it the wrong building materials the cell will not function correctly to take up nutrients and expel waste.  The fish oil and black currant seed oil in Ultra Omega Liniic provide the correct fatty acid molecules needed to build the cells so they function properly.

Probiotics
    We have written a lot about the need for probiotics.  The ‘helpful’ bacteria that live in your GI tract are susceptible to a number of damaging events.  Did you know that the herbicides used on GM foods, will kill your gut bacteria (even though Monsanto has ‘proven’ that its Roundup does not harm humans)?  Did you know that anti-biotics will kill both bad and helpful bacteria in the GI tract?  Did you know that constipation and diarrhea are both signs that your good bacteria are dying?  The lack of good bacteria in the GI tract points towards Autoimmune disease, Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease, Parkinson’s disease - and many other ‘popular’ health problems. 

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Our Ultra 4x6 Probiotic formula has the following beneficial bacteria:
  • Lactobacillus acidophillus DDS-1 is the studied and patented organism that is stomach acid and bile resistant.  It has been shown to inhibit Heliobacter pylori - and has many other proven benefits.
  • Lactobacillus paracasei is found mostly in the small intestine.  One of its benefits is that it improves immune function.
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus helps with the digestion of dairy products.  It also has anti-cancer properties.
  • Streptococcus thermophilus is particularly helpful in easing the symptoms of lactose intolerance. 
    •    Bifidobacterium bifidum is found in the intestines in large numbers.  It helps detoxify the intestines and promotes regular bowel movements.
  • Bifidobacterium longum inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.  It prevents diarrhea and aids in cancer prevention.
  • Inulin is a prebiotic.  It is a naturally-occurring polysaccharide that is resistant to digestion.  Inulin promotes the colonization of beneficial bacteria.  They help maintain the mucosa barrier in the GI tract.

Prevent many ‘modern’ ailments

We offer a number of Natural Solutions (alternatives to OTC remedies)  that benefit your digestion - and your overall health. 
  1. Enzymes Plus is a digestive aid that will benefit all phases of the digestive process
  2. Ultra Vites is a doctor formulated complete and effective multi with active B Vitamins
  3. Ultra Omega Linic provides the essential, pre formed, long chain, poly unsaturated fatty acids
  4. Ultra 4x6 Probiotic provides the ‘good’ bacteria that are necessary to your overall health.
  5. Ginger shortens stomach emptying time, thereby relieves GERDS.  It also promotes peristalsis, the movement of food from the stomach to the colon.
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 6, 2017

What do Restless Legs, PMS, Anxiety and Osteoporosis have in common?


These problems can be indicators that you need Magnesium.  Ultra Magnesium Chelate delivers 250 mg Magnesium

Is Magnesium important, you may ask?

Research shows that Magnesium may be the most important of all the minerals.  You need it for energy metabolism.  Do you have cramps?  your muscles need Magnesium.  Your nervous system need Magnesium.  In fact, all of the cells in your body use Magnesium.  Over 300 enzyme actions use Magnesium.  Magnesium is important for men, for athletes, for pregnant women, for young people, old people and everyone in between.

Magnesium in food

Here are a few of the Magnesium-rich foods: Nuts (raw), dark Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, fish, whole grains, avocados, bananas, and dark chocolate.  The irony of dark chocolate is that you have to be careful you don't negate its benefits with an equal amount of sugar.

Do you want to know the Magnesium value of your food?  Check here: http://nutritiondata.self.com/

PS - the recommended Daily Value for Magnesium is 400 mg

Is it likely that you have a deficiency of Magnesium?   Yes, You Could Be deficient!

  • Because it is water soluble, most Magnesium is lost in cooking.  More correctly, it is thrown out with the water used for cooking.
  • Most nutritional supplements contain very little Magnesium
  • Muscle cramps, aches and pains are reliable indicators of Magnesium deficiency

Ultra Magnesium Chelate provides the most reliable absorption of any form of oral magnesium.  Magnesium oral salts often cause diarrhea.  The addition of slippery elm in our product gives added protection to your gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.  In other words, it won't upset your stomach.

What is a chelated mineral, you may ask?

A chelate is a mineral ion that is attached to an amino acid.  This 'delivery system' has many benefits:

  • A mineral chelate is not absorbed as an ion, but carried or “smuggled” into the body attached to an amino acid
  • It is absorbed in the upper part of your small intestine as an amino acid.  The mineral goes along for a free ride.  This system is 2.5 to 3 times more efficient than ionic transport of salts.  Magnesium Oxide is an example of a salt
  • Studies have shown that chelated minerals go from the point of absorption to the site of action unchanged
  • A Chelate offers the most reliable absorption. 
  • This form of Magnesium doesn’t cause diarrhea
  • An Amino Acid Chelate can be taken with food or on empty stomach
  • A chelated mineral is available to the body regardless of digestive issues

Cardiac benefits

  • Do you have heart arrhythmias?  You might have low Magnesium levels
  • Magnesium promotes stronger contraction of heart muscle, which helps the heart, of course!
  • Magnesium has the ability to dilate blood vessels, which helps lower blood pressure

Skeletal muscle benefits

  • Do you have restless legs syndrome?  With Ultra Magnesium chelate you may have no more leg cramps 
  • With magnesium you can skip the spasm from muscles, bones & joint problems
  • With magnesium you may be able to breathe easier if you have asthma. 

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Other benefits with Ultra Magnesium Chelate

  • did you know you use up your Magnesium stores when you are anxious?
  • did you know that Magnesium can help calm you down when you are anxious?
  • did you know that Magnesium can help you sleep?
  • did you know that Magnesium can help you have strong, healthy bones?
  • did you know that Magnesium may help premenstrual syndrome symptoms?

You have found the great Magnesium supplement you have been looking for!


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.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

No More FISHY Burps!

Not Just Fish Oil | Best Omega Blend

You have known for years how effective and beneficial fish oil is - especially the cold water, deep water fish.  Dr Jones' patients with Arthritis do especially well on Ultra Omega-Linic.  Ultra Omega-Linic is the latest version of Samolinic, which was also very popular.

FACT:
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are, well, essential.  The body has to have them.  Nothing else you eat will provide them.   You can liken EFAs to the air you breathe.


FACT: We use Wild Alaskan Salmon from protected American fisheries.
  • high EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is heart healthy
  • high DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supports your brain
FACT: Black Currant seed oil provides GLA.  GLA is an omega 6 essential fatty acid that is not a part of our Western diets. 
  • high SDA (stearidonic acid), present in Black Currant seed oil,  provides more EPA
  • high GLA (gamma linolenic acid) reduces inflammation  Read More
FACT:  It is likely that you are eating the typical Western diet.  Did you know that it is characterized by an excess of Arachidonic Acid (AA).  AA is an omega 6 fatty acid that causes inflammation.  AA is the reason you are sore and achy.  GLA supresses this inflammatory process.  Check out the Anti Inflammatory miracle that is Gamma Linolenic Acid
These four Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) affect every cell in you body.  They affect your hair and nails, your skin and everything inside.
  • Doctors most often recommend EFAs for your heart.  EFAs improve the HDL:LDL cholesterol levels, make your blood cells 'less sticky', improve your blood pressure, and generally improve your cardiovascular health.
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  • EFA's are critically important to your brain.  Did you know that DHA supports structure.  For those with Alzheimer's, for instance, the brain shrinks.  The EPA affects function.   Question:  how well are you thinking today?
  • EPA has been shown to improve Schizophrenia and Bipolar depression
  • Arthritis:  GLA, along with EPA and DHA, are particularly important for those with Arthritis - ANY KIND of Arthritis!.  GLA is anti inflammatory.  More on help for Arthritis - DHA helps prevent joint deformation.  EPA keeps everything moving.
Did you know?
       It is critically important that pregnant or nursing Mothers supplement with Ultra Omega-Linic.  This is because your baby is developing very rapidly.  Your baby will steal these important nutrients from you!  If your stores are low, the baby may not have enough of what it needs.  Postpartum depression is a fairly common problem for new mothers.  David Horrobin pointed out that a pregnant mom could lose as much as 10% of her brain weight.

Did you know?
       Yes, you can use other oils, like Flax seed oil, and olive oil.  You can eat lots of nuts, like wonderful walnuts (and other fatty acid sources).  BUT (there always has to be a BUT), there is the problem of converting these 'parent' oils into the prostaglandins - which do the work at the cellular level.  There are metabolic enzyme steps along the way (they alter the fatty acid chains).  For the very young, the very old, the very ill, these metabolic steps simply fail.  In addition, these enzyme steps require that specific vitamins and mineral be present.  if they are missing, no conversion takes place.  Download the EFA Flow Chart for more detail.

http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-190-a-basic-package-the-essentials.aspx      While your supermarket may sell products high in Omega 3, which is good, you really also need the PUFAs. For this reason it is important to provide the PREformed, polyUnsaturated, Essential Fatty Acids, as are present in Ultra Omega-Linic.  In addition you need a multi vitamin supplement that covers the minimum daily needs.  Ultra Vites provides the vitamins and minerals you must have to support the metabolic conversion to prostaglandins.

How Much Ultra Omega-Linic should you take each day?  And for how long?
       My sassy answer is that I don't eat fish 3 times a day - like the early Alaskans did.  I don't eat fish 3 times a week - and i may not eat it 3 times a month.  And if I do eat fish, I like it battered, deep fried and dredged in tartar sauce.  Bad me!

       Young, healthy people need a minimum of two softgels of Ultra Omega-Linic per day.  For those with any kind of Arthritis, or any of joint deterioration related conditions, he recommends 8 per day.  Some folks have pain relief at a lower dose, and some need more.  The daily recommendation for Ultra Vites is 2 per day.  Since both Ultra Omega-Linic and Ultra Vites provide essential nutrients, you should consume them every day.

What is Ultra Omega-Linic good for?
       The short list is: heart (blood pressure and more), brain (senile dementia, Alzheimer's), skin, hair, pain (any kind of arthritis), energy, and just about anything else you can think of.  Years and thousands of studies support the need for these nutrients .

Does the fish matter?
       One study Dr Jones read several years ago indicated that a group of heart patients fed fish had a worsening of their condition.  Getting into the study he discovered that the group that did poorly was fed fish from one of the most contaminated parts of the ocean.  Ergo - the results were not surprising considering the amount of toxins delivered.  By the way, did you know that pregnant women in Hawaii are discouraged from eating the local fish?  Hmmmm...

Our very Pure and Contaminant FREE fish is assayed for pollutants and radiation.  In addition, the fish protein is filtered out - hence no fishy burps.

If you are still not sure: Myths, Misconceptions and Facts -  'Fats are Important to your Health'.

Do you think it is important to take a fish oil supplement? 

Do you take one now that makes you burp?


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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Wonderful World of Essential Oils - Insights into an Ancient Art

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As you know, the benefits of Essential Oils are many; each oil or combination of oils offers a holistic healing approach unique to your needs.


The use of Essential Oils is a very Ancient Art. Our Nutrition Pure And Simple website and BLOG are rich in references to recent studies showing their Evidence Based properties.

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Here are a few common ways that Essential Oils are used: Inhalation, Baths, Foot Soaks, Steam Facial/Sinus Inhalation, Shiny Hair, Healthy Scalp & Skin, Pain relief, Compress & Massage, Air Fresheners, Body Balms, Tonics & Spritzers, and they help balance Moods and Emotions (for real).  Our Companion Pak comes with 'How-To' information

BUT - we have a caveat - Those using essential oils are assumed to have full knowledge of their use, properties, safety precautions, dosage - or to be under the care of a qualified healthcare professional.

This presents a dilemma for you:

1.    You don’t have a healthcare professional who knows anything about Aromatherapy - nor do they care to know - nor do they encourage you to use these vital essences.
2.    You don’t have enough time to devote to learning which oils will benefit you - or how to best make use of them.

We’ve done the work for you.  Get help here & now!

If you like to 'do it yourself', our Companion Pack of Essential Oils comes with recommendations - tips and tricks - for combining and using Essential Oils.  Essential Oils for Baths.

Time Laboratories has been incorporating 100% Pure and Genuine Essential Oils into their very effective quality products since 1972:  Nutritional Supplements, Herbs, Salon & Spa skin care and Windrose Aromatics Essential Oils.

How wonderful to have qualified and knowledgeable professionals at work on your behalf. 
For Instance:

Annette Davis, C.N.

Annette is a Clinical Nutritionist with over 20 years of clinical Phyto-Aromatherapy experience. She was introduced to holistic healing by her Grandmother and American aromatherapy pioneer, Annemarie Buhler. Annette currently serves as the President of NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy) and as the Membership Chair for ASEMIP (American Society of Endobiogenic Medicine and Intregative Physiology).

And:

Eric Davis

Eric has studied clinical Phyto-Aromatherapy under Dr. Jean Claude Lapraz since 1991. Eric currently serves as the Treasurer of NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy) and as the IT Chair for ASEMIP (American Society of Endobiogenic Medicine and Intregative Physiology).

Annette and Eric work with a medical team, applying their combined knowledge and experience in clinical settings to further ‘prove’ the effectiveness of our products.

We have done the work for you!  Search now for what you need...
  • We offer the highest quality, 100% Pure and Genuine Essential Oils
  • The expertise we offer in this arena is unequaled
  • Favorable pricing means you get what you pay for - for less cost and less waste
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They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease

Friday, June 16, 2017

The 'ketogenic' diet - what is old is new again


By John W Jones, MD
6/2017
In the 1960's, while serving as Flight Surgeon at the SAC base, Mt Home, ID, we kept our pilots at 'flying weight' using what was laughingly known as 'the drinking man's diet'.  The pilots could drink straight booze and eat steak, but had to avoid potatoes and other high carb foods and drink upon pain of exceeding their optimal weight.  Overweight meant they could be grounded!

Dr Atkins was right!

At the time, Dr Atkins had not achieved his later notoriety - but the principles of low carbohydrate intake, which he researched & promoted, are as valid today as they were then.  The low carbohydrate dietary recommendations precede by YEARS the 'fat-is-bad-for-you' dogma.  In fact, this juicy bit of mis-information accounts for many of today's health problems.  Problems like Alzheimer's, Senile Dementia, Diabetes & weight control (you know about the obesity epidemic), Epilepsy and Heart Disease.  The metabolic consequence of a high-carb diet, are controlled poorly or not at all by pharmaceuticals.

A Quote from a BLOG on Atkins.com by Colette Heimowitz; "..a low-carb diet by any other name is still a low-carb diet."  In fact, when the body does not have carbohydrates to burn for energy, it burns fat.  It is that simple.  Ps - the end result is more ketones for performance.

So this morning i had a Facebook posting referencing 'News about Coconut Oil Saturated Fat' (BAD!) Saying you should replace it with 'healthier fats'.  I was reminded of this article from 2002 - "What if it has all been a big fat lie?".  I just HAVE to share it with you :).

Here is a rebuttal to the American Heart Association warning -> avoid saturated fats (and you may know that coconut oil is a saturated fat) - "The AHA’s recommendation clearly contradicts research that exists on not only coconut oil but saturated fats in general, which debunks the old lipid theory of heart disease that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease." What I like are all the references with the article.

Various authors, including me, have written reams about the benefits of the low carb approach.  I affectionately call it the Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle modification (as compared with the typical Western Diet).  Others claim great success using the low glycemic index information.  The current catch-phrase is the 'ketogenic diet'.  These diets all have one thing in common - they encourage protein and fat-rich foods, and limit carbohydrate intake.  The key is to determine which foods are high in carbohydrates (and those which dramatically raise blood sugar and insulin levels) - and to AVOID them, or at least dramatically limit them.  The objective is to provide the body with lots of ketones rather than glucose.

I like to (laughingly) point out that carbs are the way ranchers fatten their cattle for market.

While there is a lot of information available about the sugar content of foods, especially processed and package foods, we tend to forget that carbohydrates in the body become glucose (... sugar by any other name).  While modern labeling of manufactured food requires a listing of the sugar content, most folks look at the calorie content and skip over the carbohydrate listing.  A healthy person should have an intake of about 40 grams of carbs per day.  If you want an easy way to check the nutritional value of a food, try this link: NutritionData

What is true is that when man became man he was a hunter-gatherer, not a farmer-reaper.  Carnivores and Omnivores (meat eaters and eat-anything-ers) have brains which function differently from the brains of herbivores.  To tell the truth, the human body - the brain in particular - much prefers ketones to work well.  Recently scientists have defined a type III Diabetes, a condition where the brain no longer can use glucose to produce insulin in the brain.  As you can imagine, this inability to use glucose causes all sorts of neurologic malfunctions.

We found this information in Wikipedia on Epilepsy and the Ketogenic diet.  It covers recent research to treat epileptic seizures.  Four diets are compared: The Typical American (or Western) diet, The Atkins diet, a Classic ketogenic diet 4:1, and the MCT (medium chain triglyceride) diet.  ps: triglycerides are also fatty acids.  pps: The MCT diet yields more ketones per unit of energy.

http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-190-a-basic-package-the-essentials.aspx
Note:  none of these diets take into account food allergies and intolerances.  All recommend vitamin and mineral supplementation.  I would add that long chain PREformed essential fatty acids are also required.  See my Basic Protocol.

Articles by John W Jones, MD

  1.  Alzheimer's and Senile Dementia
  2. CardioVascular Health
  3. Coconut & Monolaurin Learn about Ultra Monolaurin- a rich source of ketones
  4. Fats & Fatty Acids - Myths, Misconceptions and Facts

Nutritional Protocol Recommendations by John W Jones, MD

  1. Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
  2. Athletes, Sports and High Energy 
  3. Herpes, Psoriasis, Candida
  4. Infections
  5. Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle
  6. Neurological Conditions Protocol  ie. Schizophrenia, Epilepsy
  7. Shingles
  8. Upper Respiratory Infections
  9. Urinary Tract Infections
Recipes for Health, Nutrition and Taste on my Website, jjConsulting.net

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Tummy Trouble Treat

Many common causes of GI distress also cause atrophy of the villi that line the GI tract.  These villi are responsible for absorption of nutrients.  If they don't do their job then a variety of malnutrition health issues result.  Digestion - What is Supposed to Happen!  
Are you suffering from:
  • Celiac or Crohn's disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Giardia infections
There are also a whole raft of common complaints that cause the GI tract to 'malfunction'.
Are you plagued by:
  • nausea
  • flatulence, burping, bloating
  • not enough of the 'good' bacteria
  • GERDS
http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-816-gi-pro-synergistic-herbs-for-digestion.aspx

HELP IS ON THE WAY!

Buy GI-Pro  It is a synergistic combination of herbal extracts and essential oils (EO) that helps to soothe GI complaints while promoting healthy digestion.  It is loaded with herbs & essential oils that have been proven to help.

What The Herbs and EO’s in GI-Pro Do: (evidence-based ingredients)
Download the PDF

1.    Ginger root extract - Ginger increases intestinal muscle contraction while relaxing the gastro duodenal sphincter. This allows the gastric contents to go into the duodenum rather than reflux into the esophagus (GERDS).  In fact, Ginger stimulates the bowel to propel food along the GI tract.

2.    Aloe Vera juice - Best known for its marvelous affects on damaged epithelium tissue, aloe vera contains many beneficial vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, amino and fatty acids.

3.    Peppermint oil - used to relieve spastic discomfort of the upper gastrointestinal tract and bile ducts, irritable colon, respiratory complaints, dyspepsia, nausea, colic, and flatulence.

4.    Cardamom seed oil - used as an antispasmodic, anti-nausea, it treats digestive complaints, it is antimicrobial and a tonic.

5.    Wild Thyme oil - Carminative (relieve flatulence), it forces gas downward and preventing it from building up again.  It stimulates digestion.  Since it kills worms, it may help with these and other intestinal problems.  Kills yeast (candida albacans)

6.    Chamomile oil - used in herbal medicine for a sore stomach and irritable bowel syndrome.  It is anti-inflammatory and bactericidal.  It may also be antispasmodic and antimutagenic.

7.    French Green Illite Clay - Green clays are curative volcanic ashes that detoxify and restore mineral balance. Our 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 bacteria.  It has a long use for diarrhea and other gastro intestinal problems.

8.    Silica - Besides helping the body rid itself of heavy metals, Silica has been used for many years in the treatment of GI complaints, especially gas and colic.

Some notes on Silica. 
  • Did you know that Silica is the most abundant mineral in the body?  
  • Did you know that the body needs silica, along with other minerals and Vitamin D, to make bone?  
  • Did you know that silica helps form healthier hair, skin & nails.

So, you like studies?  Here are Links to Evidence-Based studies on the ingredients...

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bladder Blues

Dr Jones' Nutritional Recommendations for UTIs ...Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body. They account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year.  90% of these are Cystitis.  Women are especially prone to Cystitis.

In Cistitis, where eColi is the main problem.  d-Mannose removes the the sticky coating around the eColi.  This does not allow it to attach to the bladder wall and allows it to be flushed from the bladder.  It has also been used for interstitial cystitis.
  • Do you have a constant 'Need To Go' to the Bathroom?  Simple muscle tension could be the cause.  Then again, perhaps you have a mild bladder infection.
  • Do you have recurring bladder infections?  (AKA cystitis or UTI)  The infectious agent is usually e.Coli.  The herbs in BladrEase coupled with d-Mannose are very effective against this infectious agent.
  •  A Government Study (CDC):  over half of seniors are plagued by incontinence (bladder leaks), bladder infections and other urinary problems.
"Bladder and bowel incontinence is a highly prevalent disease that has emotional, health, social and economic impacts in the daily life of our elderly population in the U.S.," said Dr. Farzeen Firoozi, a urologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Manhasset, N.Y.

Many people swear by the benefits of cranberry juice - but it  has lots of sugar.  This  can be a problem if you are working to control your weight.  D-Mannose, the active ingredient in cranberry juice, is an effective alternative.

Some lifestyle changes may help:
  • balance fluid intake, 
  • maintain a healthy weight, 
  • exercise (kegel is specific for bladder control),
  • quit smoking
  • avoid constipation
Did you know that some medications can ‘cause’ incontinence - especially chemo drugs?
If you suspect that you are having problems from your meds, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Men - your prostate may put pressure on your bladder.  One reason for this is that you may have a low grade prostate infection.  D-Mannose might help here, too.

Older men are often bothered by multiple trips to the bathroom at night.  d-Mannose offers a solution.  We have reports that the best way of taking d-Mannose for this situation is a heaping teaspoon-full in 2 or 3 oz of water at bedtime.

Voila - GREAT IMPROVEMENT.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Get the scoop on Ultra Monolaurin

http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-666-learn-about-monolaurin-benefits-here.aspx
Our NATURAL Ultra Monolaurin is the one that also includes the other antimicrobial medium chain fatty acids: Monomyristin, Monocaprin and Monocaprylin - and nothing else - no fillers, no binders, no dyes, no capsule. 

Each 1/4 tsp (750 mg) of these easy-to-take pellets delivers a 90% pure distillate of coconut oil (hint: all the benefits of coconut oil - but you don't have to take a cupful or two to reap the rewards).

Coconut oil is a mixture of long and medium chain fatty acids.  The magic is in the medium chains, which possess antimicrobial properties.  Yes, Monolaurin is present in the highest concentration; but each monoglyceride has a specific health advantage. 

In studies Monolaurin has demonstrated the most ability to fight against viruses, bacteria parasites and fungi.  However, there are some instances where one or another of the medium chain monoglycerides may work better against specific organisms.  In some instances it is the only one to work against a specific organism. 

Coconut oil (and Ultra Monolaurin) is a natural combination of 'medium chain fatty acids'.  Because they work synergistically you can anticipate a more effective result .

STUDIES:

Monocaprin - was effective against C. jejuni
Monocaprylin - with caprylic acid - was effective against a variety of bacterial pathogens, including Campylobacterjejuni (C. jejuni)
Monomarystin - was most active against chlamydia (compared with the other monoglycerides)

Monocaprylin (Caprylic acid) has been demonstrated (and used for over 50 years) to inhibit the growth of candida albicans.

Antibacterial study of the medium chain fatty acids and their 1-monoglycerides: individual effects and synergistic relationships

"The protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia is killed by monoglycerides from hydrolyzed human milk. "

Reference: Putting the Pieces Together
Ultra Monolaurin a PDF by John W Jones, MD 

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

What the heck is an 'Active' B Vitamin? Why is it important?

High Homocysteine and Brain Function

 How's the ole' brain today?

As we age most things we need in the body slow down.  We have found one that goes UP instead - Homocysteine.  And that's not good. It has been common knowledge for many years that high levels of Folic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are needed to reduce the level of homocysteine.

I can hear you saying -  my multi has these B Vitamins.  Isn't that enough?  NO!

An elevated level of Homocysteine (EH) is a clear sign that your body has a problem converting the B Vitamins to their active form.

There are a number of very-hard-to-deal-with consequences of EH - ranging from poor bone health to cardiovascular disease to brain structure & function.   Brain, Homocysteine and B Vitamins web site cites information that it might take 30 or 40 years for the brain to decline and exhibit the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's.  They recommend homocysteine screening for those over 50 - and for anyone at risk for cardiovascular disease, those with BiPolar disease, Schizophrenia, and anyone exhibiting early signs of dementia, Alzheimer's or memory loss.

 Getting More Forgetful?

A Simple Solution

Our newly reformulated Ultra Vites is made with active B Vitamins.  So, what are these mysterious 'forms', and what are they good for?

'Active' is short for 'BioActive.  This means that the body does not have to transform  whatever the intake was into something it can use in its daily work.   There are genetic reasons (affecting a large percentage of the population) that the body cannot make or has trouble making the conversions.  And, as we age everything slows down.  Skewed diets and skewed nutritional supplementation can exaggerate the problems.  Supplying the active form skirts these problems.

Ultra Vites has been formulated to provide more than adequate levels of the active B vitamins and bio available minerals.  In fact, it provides high levels of all the critical nutrients.

  • 800 mcg Folic Acid as l-methylFolate
  • 1000 mcg Vitamin B12 as methylCobalamin
  • 25 mg Vitamin B2 as Riboflavin 5' Phosphate
  • 25 mg Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal 5' Phosphate 
  • 25 mg Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • 40 mg Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
  • 75 mg Vitamin B5 (d-calcium pantothenate)
  • 500 mcg Biotin
DID YOU KNOW that in order for a single B Vitamin to do its work all B Vitamins must be present? That means that if you have trouble converting B12, for instance, all the other B Vitamins are not working at peak efficiency.

It is fascinating that there are ongoing scientific studies using methylcobalamin, active B12, for the pain of diabetic neuropathy, low back pain, general pain management, chronic pain management and much more.  PubMed also lists a number of studies where active b vitamins are being used to treat pain and pain related conditions.

One interesting observation: some study subjects were not classified as being deficient in a vitamin, yet they had high homocystieine levels.  Obviously the problems occur because of an inability to convert to the active forms.. 

Our previous BLOG asks the Question: Is your multi doing its job?
Dr Jones has updated his Nutritional Protocol: High Homocysteine

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is your multi doing its job?

Are you taking a multi vitamin mineral supplement?

Dare to Compare!

http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-619-ultra-vites-now-with-active-methyl-b-vitamins.aspx
     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.

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Research Abstracts:

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

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3250974/

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

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3869616/

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

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27794238

Methylcobalamin: A Potential Vitamin of Pain Killer

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3888748/

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

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11981084

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

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23449527

Research – Methylcobalamin

     https://oxfordbiosciences.com/methylcobalamin-research/

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

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2273113

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.

https://nutritionpureandsimple.com/Images/PDF%20JJProtocols/FattyLiverDisease.pdf
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?