Monday, December 22, 2014

So Delicious Dairy Free Winter Warming Drinks

I gave up cows milk, butter (I use coconut oil) and products made with these dairy products a couple of years ago.  The folks at So Delicious have created a number of products which fill the gap wonderfully. 

For instance, they have the best tasting yogurt I have ever tried.  Yum!.

I got an email from them promoting Winter Warming drinks - double Yum!

Marilyn Sidwell
Nutrition Pure and Simple

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Anti-Oxidant Game

Reviewed June 2016

Is it a scam?  

No, but the game should be played skillfully.  Research shows many benefits to anti oxidant supplementation, but in some instances study results are negative rather than positive.

Definition -  an antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules.  Is the concern about oxidation real?  Oxygen is essential for life, after all.

AntiOxidant Foods

At Nutrition Pure and Simple we promote the use of antioxidants as 'Prevent the Death of Your Cells'.  Oxidative damage from Free Radical activity results in a number of preventable health problems.

Fact: plants and animals maintain many antioxidants and systems
Fact: oxygen is critical for life
Fact: oxidative reactions can be damaging

Despite advertising claims about 'the best' anti oxidant product, especially the one about 'turning on' the powerful Nrf2 system, there are many antioxidants.  I am sure you have heard about the benefits of Vitamin C, vitamin D or Vitamin E, for instance.  We list 32 antioxidant products at  Since nothing works in a vacuum, you should know that individual antioxidants work best in concert with all the nutrients - vitamins, minerals and amino acids. 

Radical Resilience
The Nrf2 system is a master regulator of the anti oxidant response, but it also modulates hundreds of genes controlling the immune system, inflammatory response, tissue remodeling, fibrosis and carcinogenesis (and others).  We have several products that stimulate this system.   One of them, Radical Resilience is a special combination of herbs known to promote health and wellness, balance hormones and fight oxadative stress.  It also ‘turns on’ Nrf2.  These herbs are: Milk Thistle, Bacopa, Turmeric, Melissa and Maca. 

We recommend that you pay attention to your food choices.  There are foods, especially fruits and raw vegetables, which are very rich in antioxidants.

As with all health concerns, there is a difference between maintaining health and preventing disease.  There is also a huge difference if 'disease' is present.  Food available in the market place simply does NOT have enough of the nutritive value necessary to combat health problems.  Hence, nutritional supplementation with emphasis on antioxidants.

Antioxidant supplements have been studied for their effect on cancer, heart disease, and mortality - to name just a few.  And we are easily persuaded by advertising to buy them because we want to stay young, perform at our peak, look beautiful or handsome forever and (most of all) stay healthy.  You should know, however, that there is a dark side to the Nrf2 system.  In some instances and under certain conditions the over stimulation of this system may be responsible for the onset of cancer.  Persons with known cancer should not use nutritional supplements or herbal products without the knowledge and consent of their oncologist.

So what should we believe? 

Here is information written by John W Jones, MD: It is common knowledge that we all need nutritional supplementation; but do you know why that is?  Studies have shown that in order to meet the minimum daily requirements, one must consume at least 1100 calories of nutrient dense foods. None of these calories can come from “naked calories” such as sugar. This means that a person on a 1000 calorie diet cannot meet the minimum daily requirements, much less the optimal levels, without supplementation.

To maintain health you must exceed the Minimum Daily Requirements (MDRs).  Your goal is to achieve the optimal levels needed by that marvelous chemical factory that we call the Human Body.
Just Eat Right
There is a problem with using food as the only source of the MDRs.  We are advised to 'Eat right'.  My question is - What does that mean? 

We would like to live in a world where we 'eat right'.  The reality is that we can't and don't.  Now what?

Probably every doctor, dietitian and nutritionist would give you different advice.  There are factors that should be considered.  Your lifestyle (school, job, family), age (can you taste?  can you chew?  can you smell?)  Does someone cook for you (spouse? home health? Burger King?)  Do you have food allergies?  Ethnic food preferences?  This gets to be a long list.  So how do you meet the minimum daily requirements?

Many of us choose a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement.  Compare your formula to the one formulated by Dr Jones - Ultra Vites. It contains vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants.  Consider not only the 25 different necessary ingredients, but the form they are in. (are yours bio available?)

A Basic Package
In addition, Dr Jones recommends Ultra Omega-Linic.  This product provides the fatty acids that are essential to the health of every cell in the body.  Essential fatty acids are not a part of our normal daily diets.  We don't eat fish 3 times a day like the Eskimos do, nor do most fish oil supplements or diets provide the anti inflammatory gamma linolenic acid (GLA) . 

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, December 3, 2014

For December: Does your immune system need a boost?

Check out these special Virus defense packages
  1. Keep your body defenses operating at their peak with all the essential nutrients.  Our Basic Package includes UltraVites and Ultra Omega-Linic.
  2. Our Virus Plus Package contains the products you need in the event of virus exposure which renders you unable to function.
  3. The BASIC package

    Ultra Vites contains 25 of the nutrients you need the most (vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants).   We are deficient in most of them without supplementation.

    It is common knowledge that we all need nutritional supplementation; but do you know why that is?  Studies have shown that in order to meet the minimum daily requirements, one must consume at least 1100 calories of nutrient dense foods.  None of these calories can come from “naked calories” such as sugar.  This means that a person on a 1000 calorie diet cannot meet the minimum daily requirements, much less the optimal levels, without supplementation.  Ultra Vites is formulated so as to provide daily supplementation which exceed the RDIs.

    Ultra Omega-Linic - better than just fish oil

    You know that Fish Oil has been recommended for many health conditions and concerns.   But do you know:
    • "Essential" fatty acids means 'You HAVE TO HAVE THEM"
    • Eating Fish Daily is not a regular part of our Western Diets
    • Besides fish oil we provide Black Currant Seed oil.  This provides GLA (which is anti inflammatory) and SDA (for more EPA)
    • When all of the pre formed essential fatty acids are present (as in Ultra Omega-Linic), the effect is more powerful
    • Our Alaska fish oil comes from pristine protected waters
    • Our fish oil has been filtered, so there is no fish protein - and no Burps!

    • It is best if these nutrients are a part of your daily nutrition so they can keep your defenses up, but they are critical if you are ill.

      A VIRUS PLUS package - defend yourself in the event of exposure or provide support when you are ill.
      This critical combination contains 4 products with known anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits.  Ultra 4x6 Probiotic, Ultra Monolaurin, Ultra Elderberry Plus and Argiletz French Green Illite Clay.

      Your GI Tract has more exposure to the outside environment than does your skin.  In addition, the use of antibiotics destroys the good and necessary bacteria along with the bad ones.   Ultra 4x6 Probiotic acts in your defense and supports your immune system

      Ultra Monolaurin and Ultra Elderberry Plus are often used together to provide support to the very young, the very old and the very ill - those most at risk in the event of exposure - especially given some of the infections that respond poorly to conventional treatment.

      Some viruses produce diarrhea which is difficult to control and which can be life threatening.   Healing clays (like Argiletz Green Illite Clay) have been used for centuries for problems of the GI Tract.  It helps pull toxins out of the colon while re-mineralizing the tissue.

      Yes, there are many other supplements that can be considered at this time of year, but we feel these two packages offer maximum protection and support.  Start here. 

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sleep: Is it Important? Are there solutions for Elusive Sleep?

Reviewed June 2016
We found a wonderful discussion about sleep in Wikipedia.
Read more at Dr Jones' website on Sleep Hygeine 

Did you ever notice that all animals sleep?  Did you know that hibernation and coma are not states of sleep?  Birds and some other animals sleep while one brain lobe stays awake.  Babies spend much of their time sleeping - and as we age the amount of time spent sleeping varies.  I have often said that if you can sleep - you need to.  It seems that a lot of mental and physical 'housecleaning' takes place during our time asleep.  For instance, there is a relationship between sleep and your immune functions.  During sleep you have altered perceptions.  One interesting observation was that many times a person reported getting only 4 hours of sleep, when in reality they slept for 8 hours.  That is not to say it was a restful or productive sleep.

We summarized this information from The Harvard Women’s Health Watch, which gives six reasons you should get enough sleep:
1. Learning and Memory: Studies showed that people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.
2. Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation affects the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates.
3.Safety: Sleep debt may lead to falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.
4. Mood: Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. (as if you didn't know)
5. Cardiovascular health: Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.   (I thought this was a powerful observation)
6. Disease: Sleep deprivation depresses immune function.

I am sure you know what happens in your life when you don't get enough sleep.  The issue then is 'How can you sleep better?   You can find a number of 'sleep hygiene' suggestions on the web - what to do or not to do in the hours before bedtime.  Bottom line: the bedroom should be held sacred for just sleep (or other relaxing activities).  A warm soaking bath is one of the recommendations to ease away the day’s tensions.  The addition of the soothing essential oils of lavender and chamomile blue makes your bath a real treat.  Rock-A-Bye Baby oil is often used to help soothe a restless baby.

There are a number of Nutritional possibilities for improved sleep:

hGh (human Growth hormone)
Measurements have found that the largest and most predictable level of growth hormone occurs about 1 hour after onset of sleep.  It was postulated this is because the body needs the support of hGh so it can perform its nighttime maintenance.  Because hGh, like other hormones, declines with age, Dr. Jones recommends 2 grams of l-Arginine (stimulates the pituitary to make hGh) at bedtime for a good night's sleep.

Daily surges of hGh occur at 3-5 hr intervals.  For folks who have trouble in the morning, Dr. Jones recommends 2 grams of l-Arginine.  If you are dragging in the afternoon, try 2 grams of  l-Arginine. Few people need this pick-me-up multiple times during the day, but most of us do need higher levels of this hGh stimulator as we age.  hGh levels are also affected by the amount of exercise you get, your eating habits and general nutritional status, and your sleep habits.  Ps. there are a number of amino acids which help your body make hGh, but Arginine seems to have the most effect, followed closely by l-Lysine.  You can use Lysine if you have a problem with herpes (Arginine stimulates the activity of this virus), or some people have good success by using both amino acids together.

One of the recurrent problems relating to poor sleep had to do with pain (even very low levels of pain).  This was closely related to stress and anxiety.  Very often a study subject would fall asleep easily, then awaken later and be unable to go back to sleep.

An example of a pain related awakening is Restless Legs Syndrome.  One study evaluated vitamin D levels for patients with this syndrome.  It was postulated that one cause of disturbed sleep might be chronic pain - and low vitamin D levels are associated with chronic pain.

We have a number of very effective products for pain relief. 
1. Ultra Omega-Linic is highly recommended for Arthritis, all Inflammatory problems and Heart Health
2. Magnesium   Many people fall asleep easily, but something (maybe a need to use the bathroom) wakes them up.  Our 250 mg Ultra Magnesium Chelate can help you resume sleep.
3. Yucca is a fast-acting solution for pain that wakes you up at night
4. Opti-MSM Lotion Plus and MSM-750 capsules have a long record of being effective for relief of pain.
5. NutriFlow or Ultra Cal Mag Chelate can help tame your Restless Legs if they wake you up at night
6. We have several Vitamin D products - and 1000 IU in our adult multi vitamin and mineral formulations

We also recommend a number of Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils and Herbs 
(alternatives to common sleep medications):
We have a number of Nite Cap Essential Oil blends that could help you get back to sleep if you wake up at night.  The Nite Cap Synergy roll-on is handy to keep at your bed side, as would the Nite Cap body balm.  They both contain the essential oils Lavender and Chamomile blue, which are well known for their soothing properties.

High levels of the active B-Vitamins, such as you will find in our multi vitamin/mineral formulas affect your neurotransmitters - which affects your sleep and your brain function.  Ultra Adrenal has a number of nutrients which help brain function   Ultra Adrenal Complex can also combat chronic fatigue and reduce anxiety.

We found reference to a study evaluating how 4 different diets affected sleep.  We found nothing to alter our opinion that the Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle Modification is the most effective for this and many other health conditions .  A diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables comes highly recommended.  There was also a reference to bedtime snacks - specifically, you should not eat sweets or other foods high in simple carbohydrates just before bed.  And for sure, do not have a heavy meal in close proximity to bedtime.

Happy Dreams!

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, October 12, 2014

Essential Oils at your Service: It's all about making Pain go away

Reviewed June 2016

Essential Oils (EOs) have many really great properties.  

With our  Great Essential Oils you can

  • Ease tension with a soaking bath
  • Make a formula to massage sore spots
  • Brew up a compress
  • Use steam to ease sinus congestion
  • Have a soak for your sore feet
  • Aromatherapy Companion PackGet 'Pack and Go Natural Remedies' in the Aroma Therapy Companion Pack  This Perfect Gift provides natural Essential Oil remedies that you can take along wherever you go: to the office or gym, camping, on campus, to a hotel or at home.  It contains the EOs Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Rosemary and Eucalyptus.  This Gift Pack also contains tips on  'How to Make it Yourself'.

    We believe you will like this information about Using Essential Oils from Health Impact News

    Our 'How-To Tips' for Pain Relief provides information on how to relieve daily aches 'n pains - muscle spasms - shoulder & neck aches - sore or tired muscles - sprains or strains with Essential Oils.

    We also have on sale each EO featured in the companion pack - Plus Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Juniper Berries, Laurus nobilis, Lemongrass, Sweet Marjoram and organic Ravensara.

About Windrose Aromatics EOs:  

They are
  • 100% pure and genuine, 
  • low methyl chavicol, 
  • guaranteed unadulterated, 
  • single species, 
  • CG/MS analyzed, 
  • distilled for therapeutic use, 
  • and best of all, manufactured by Time Laboratories.

  • 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 24, 2014

A Feminine Personal Hygiene Report

Reviewed July 2016
A very interesting email came across my screen referencing information from  

The email referenced a report called Chem Fatale.  It  discussed  the possibly toxic and/or allergy-causing chemicals contained in  products directed towards the personal hygiene of women. 

Specifically the report mentions Tampons, Pads, Feminine Wipes, Feminine Wash, Douche, Feminine Deodorant sprays, powders and suppositories, and Feminine Anti-Itch Creams.   Each item discussed carries a reference to hazardous ingredients which may be in (or part of) the product.

I asked Jean Bokelmann, a Medical Doctor with the Endobiogenic Integrative Medical Center (EIMC), what she thought about the information.    Here is her response: "I think the information is pretty legitimate.  I recommend organic cotton tampons or The Diva Cup®.  I've had some patients who made their own washable reusable pads.  The douching information is also good, but I think most women know douching is not generally healthy whereas the information about tampons is less well known.  It would be good to share."

You can learn more about Dr Bokelmann at  You can use this link to learn more about the many EIMC recommendations.

One of the areas of concern in the report has to do with the potential disruption of bacteria that normally inhabit a part of the body that is designed to be self-cleaning.

For the rest of the body we recommend any of our non-soap, non chemical-surfactant natural products.  For instance, we have three really great Body Washes that come with different essential oils.  They are called Calm (my favorite), Energize and Refresh.  We also have Sea Foam Body Wash.  All of these clean without stripping your skin's fragile moisture mantle while they nourish and condition the skin.

For concerns about yeast infections, Candida or problems such as Herpes, consider DermDefense Oil.  It has a special blend of ingredients to combat these kinds of problems and can be applied topically or used as recommended by a physician.  An additional product to help yeast infections is Ultra 4x6 Probiotic.  It has a 4 billion potency with 6 very important organisms to effectively combat these infections.  This effect is in addition to helping to restore normal flora in the GUT.

It is possible that some of the feminine hygiene products are irritating enough to cause Urinary Tract Infections - (UTIs).  We have products to help you solve these problems, also. 

PhytoBiotic, Ultra Monolaurin and Ultra Elderberry Plus are effective against all infections.  In addition, Cystitis/UTI infections respond well to BladrEase and d-Mannose.  That's in addition to the Ultra Monolaurin benefits.  Dr Bokelmann and Dr Jones recommend that you drink 100% pure cranberry juice.

Some women suffer from vaginal dryness and/or low libido (sexual desire) as a result of localized irritation or infection from the use of products which contain undesirable chemicals or fragrances.  Phyto-Amore oil and Phyto-Amore capsules can be a great help for these situations.  The oil can be used topically for sensual lubrication - and it makes for a great massage!

Let me know if you have questions:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back to School Specials

Reviewed July 2016
'Tis the season we all wonder - "is is a cold or is it the flu?".   Back to school - Back to work - we bring home sniffles, sore throats, coughs, the wheezes and sneezes. 

The Back to School Specials are all about staying well.

There is a lot of concern right now about the hundreds of children who have been sent to hospitals with enterovirus ev-d68.  A nurse who was interviewed on TV was quoted as saying that the problems are respiratory, and that not every patient is being tested to determine the exact cause of the Upper Respiratory Infection (URI).  An important product for your defense is Ultra Monolaurin.  Many studies have shown that enveloped viruses, such as enteroviruses, are deactivated by monolaurin.  It is good to take Ultra Monolaurin daily while the infection is active around you.  That way the Monolaurin is available to fight off possible exposures.

Ultra Monolaurin is a 90% pure distillate of Coconut oil.  It has a proven track record helping you fight off virus infections (antibiotics don't work against viruses).  Ultra Elderberry has proven useful against Upper Respiratory infections (URIs) and the flu bug.  Ultra Chew C can be enjoyed any time any where.  PhytoBiotic is an herbal remedy that is used to amplify the effectiveness of Ultra Monolaurin and Ultra Elderberry Plus.

We are adding Licorice to the mix.  Licorice is used world wide to 'treat' coughs and colds.  People really appreciate how it melts sticky phlegm.  It helps bronchial problems, too. 

We also have recommendations for the use of Essential Oils (EO) for the cold and flu season.  You will really appreciate the relief you get from a soothing massage with one of our 90% pure and genuine Essential Oil blends.  Because they are readily absorbed through the skin (trans dermal) the effects are immediate.  Some people love to relieve their sinuses by inhaling the vapors of Lavender, Eucalyptus, Frankincense or one of the other soothing aromas.

How, you wonder? 

Place 5 to 8 drops of EO into a bowl of hot water. Sit comfortably, your face over the vapors with a large towel covering your head and the bowl. Remember to keep your eyes closed. When the water cools, rinse your face with cool water and apply a true floral water (hydrolat/hydrosol), hydrating toner, or soothing facial oil.
Using Essential Oils

You'll be breathing better and smiling in no time. 

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fats and Fatty Acids and EFAs; Myths, Misconceptions and Facts

Fats and Fatty Acids are Essential to Your Health! You have Questions about Fats and your Health?
  • Is it true that fats are bad for you?
  • Doesn't eating fat make you fat?
  • Is it true that we must have essential fatty acids in our diets?
  • What are PUFAs?
  • Is there a difference (as far as the body is concerned) between flax seed oil and fish oil?
Information for your health from Nutrition Pure and Simple - by Marilyn Sidwell (with help from John Jones, MD).  Reviewed June 2016

The answers to these questions plus other facts will help you understand the importance of Fat and Fatty Acids in your life!

Many Health problems arise from the 'Fat is Bad' Dietary Approach.  Because we have to eat 'something' if we stop eating fats and fatty foods, we have skewed our diets by increasing our carbohydrate intake.  This has led to some very bad results, like obesity and Diabetes.

Some fats, like coconut oil and olive oil are very beneficial.  Other fatty acids, like fish oil, contribute necessary 'essential' metabolites to the body.  These fatty acids produce prostaglandins, which work at the cellular level.  For instance, fish oil is often recommended for heart conditions and arthritis.  But did you know that it is also very helpful for Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia

We have combined two ingredients - Black Currant seed oil and Wild Alaskan Salmon fish oil - to provide you with a very special and unique product called Ultra Omega-Linic.  This means it presents an Optimal combination of Pre Formed, Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids.   The addition of Black Currant seed oil adds the PUFA called GLA.  Its anti-inflammatory benefits enhance the effects of Fish Oil.  It has 
  • a high level of EPA for body and brain function,
  • DHA for body and brain structure, and
  • GLA to support EPA and DHA. 
During pregnancy and lactation, mothers need these Essential Fatty Acids in order to provide them to the baby for the development of its brain and retina.  The baby will take them from the mother, which could lead to problems for her, such as post partum depression.

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

Sunday, July 6, 2014

What is Libido? Can you have more of it?

Updated September 2017

Get Your Love Back With Sexy herbs that deliver that ‘aphrodesiac effect’

Libido is loosely defined as sex drive.  Originally (from the latin) it was defined as 'desire' or 'lust'.

With the advent of drugs like Viagra, the term has come to represent the sexual performance of the male.  Alas, there is no 'Viagra' for women.

A number of herbs are said to provide a 'natural' alternative to Viagra.  One discussion I read said that a particular herb was a good alternative - provided you spend lots of money to buy the very pure form - and you take lots of it!  Another discussion stated that no herbs do what Viagra does.  But what if you don't want to take the drug?

The reality:  your sex drive is determined by a number of factors.

How you feel about yourself and your partner has a huge effect on performance.  Yes, we are discussing a physical activity.  The goal is to enhance the performance and pleasure of both participants.

Your age affects your sex drive.   Male and female hormone levels decline as you age.  Well, all hormone levels decline with age.   Your medical condition and medications have a striking effect on your pleasure.  Of the two, medication side effects have the worst effect.  Please discuss the side effects of all your medications with your pharmacist. 

You owe it to yourself and your partner to be as healthy as you possibly can be.  To that end we recommend the 'Basic Protocol' by John W Jones, MD. 

At the top of the list is Essential Fatty acids (also known as fish oil),  This is one of the better ways you can improve your libido.  Ultra Omega-Linic supplies prostaglandin precursors.  Prostaglandin was first isolated from seminal fluid (from the prostate gland) in 1935 by a Swedish physiologist (bet you didn't know that).

Since that time many studies have looked at these active hormone-like lipids.  Fish oil has been promoted for heart health.   You know, everyone wants a healthy heart!   The 'side effects' of taking Ultra Omega-Linic include a healthy brain, less trouble with arthritis, shiny hair, glowing skin, and a healthy 'libido'.

The second item is a high potency multi vitamin, such as Ultra Vites.  The active form of the B-Vitamins and the super delivery of all its ingredients makes Ultra Vites one of the more effective ways that you can stay in top form.  Visit Dr Jones' website for recipes' he has written for a variety of health issues.

We have put Ultra Vites and Ultra Omega-Linic together in a cost-saving package for you.

Fem-Ease capsules and Fem-Ease cream help stabilize the hormone levels for women.  Both of these products have wild yam, a precursor of progesterone.

We have two other herbal products that merit your consideration.  PhytoAmore capsules and PhytoAmore Oil.  The oil is suitable for full body massage, yet gentle enough for sensitive areas.  What could be more exciting than a massage with essential oils?

PhytoAmore capsules, with their special blend of herbs to boost libido, are best if taken daily - and two hours before intimacy .  These products also help sexual dysfunction problems.

And feedback from those who have used it (men & women) has been - well - very satisfactory.

These approaches are a lot more fun with better 'side effects' for men and women.

Get Your Love Back!

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Be Creative with Quiche - Fun Recipes

Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Low Carbohydrate - Good Tasting!

What more can you ask of a meal?

Reviewed June 2016
Coconut milk makes this quiche creamy. You won’t miss the dairy cheese.

Optional: 1 8- or 9-inch gluten-free, dairy-free piecrust, unbaked

6    strips of bacon, fired and crumbled
2 Tbs    butter substitute and/or Coconut Oil
4    Eggs
1 can    Coconut Milk (not light)
2 Tbs    Atkins Baking mix or Soy flour
1/8 tsp    salt
2 tsp    baking powder
2 Tbs    crumbled goat cheese*
2 Tbs    chopped onion
4    mushrooms, sliced
2 c    cubed sharp cheese and/or grated cheese**
1/3 pkg    thawed chopped frozen spinach (about 1/3 lb) ***

Preheat oven to 400. 
Fry the bacon.  Melt the butter.  Whisk together Coconut Milk, Eggs & Oil until fluffy. 
Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and cheese.

If using piecrust, do not bake first.  
 Layer bacon, mushrooms, onion and half the spinach in a greased 2 qt casserole or non stick baking pan.  Add half the egg mixture. Add the remaining spinach and egg mixture.

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, reduce the temp to 350 - Top with crumbled cradkers and bake for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. 
Optional: Serve  with Hollandaise Sauce (recipe below)

*    Feta, Gorgonzola or cream cheese
**    Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan, jack or blends, cubed or shredded
***     3 cups chopped vegetables (leeks, sweet bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, kale, etc.  Some vegetables may need a little 'pre' cooking.)

Other variations: seafood - crabmeat, shrimp, seafood sticks of salmon, cayenne pepper, dried mustard, parsley or pimento, chives

Hollandaise Sauce
Separate 3 eggs. (Egg whites are not used)  Add 1 or 2 Tbs lemon juice to the egg yolks.
Clarify butter - bring 1 stick (1/2 c) of butter substitute to a boil. 
Whip butter into Egg yolks.
Microwave for a few seconds for a thicker sauce.  Sauce will thicken as it stands.

Visit Dr Jones website for more Recipe ideas. 
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Who Said That About Digestion?

Reviewed September 2016

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. -- Mark Twain

To eat is human; to digest, divine -- C.T. Copeland

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. -- George Bernard Shaw

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. -- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

And if you need a little help - we have Enzymes

Recommendations about Nutritional Supplementation from John W Jones,  MD, our Nutritional Consultant: 

  • Make sure you get all the Nutrients that are necessary for you
  • Use Fish Oil Supplements if you eat the typical 'Western Diet'
  • Or if your lifestyle does not include peaceful meals.
  • Make sure the amounts of Individual Nutrients are in excess of the minimum recommendations
  • And they should be in amounts to cover your Biochemical Individuality and Physical Needs
  • Nutritional Supplements should be in a chemical form that is  readily available to your body.  As an example: Calcium Carbonate (limestone) is a very natural substance, but doesn't do much for your calcium needs.
For more information on see what Dr Jones has written about Digestion

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

Friday, May 16, 2014

The #1 way you can increase your chance of dying

by Marilyn Sidwell 
Reviewed June 2016
The headline of the article, published in Women', is: "Fructose Intake Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Death".  The article is by Laura Tedesco and refers to a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Laura says that "Women who eat the most sugar have a 10% higher risk of dying from any cause, compared to the average person".  I wonder, since when is 10% a slight risk?  If it happens to you, it is 100%.

There are many studies linking fructose (which is about 50% of sucrose) to a variety of problems, such as cancer and heart disease.  But those who consume high quantities of sodas, sports drinks and fruit juices are at greater risk.

Recently our Nutritional Consultant, John W Jones, MD, MPH, reported on a world wide link between Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and increased intake of high fructose corn syrup.  The  study that links fructose intake to death proposes that sugars from beverages are rapidly absorbed, resulting in significant blood sugar spikes.

I postulate that this blood sugar rise mimics the high from alcohol consumption...

The article in Woment'sHealthMag identifies some common sources of fructose.  Besides fruit juices and soft drinks, check out the sugar (carbohydrate) content of preserves, applesauce, dried fruit (Craisins) and candy.

For years Dr Jones has encouraged patients to adopt the Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle Modification.  There are several good clinical studies that indicate that this diet improves ALL of the cardiovascular risk factors, despite the amount of fat in the diet.  The ideal carbohydrate intake per day is about 40 grams (forget counting calories).  He encourages people to read labels and obey serving size recommendations.  It doesn't matter whether you choose to eat a candy bar or a small Jamba Juice Banana Berry Smoothie, you just ingested 2 or 3 days worth of carbohydrates - and are limited to 0 carbohydrate foods for the next few days.  That's my way of trying to make a point.

The problem is that it is very easy to incorporate a lot of sugar into our daily diets.  And the intake from seemingly 'healthy' sources can be quite high.  Switching to artificial sugars may also be dangerous - especially if your intake of sweet liquids remains high.   Our article called Sweet Poison describes one person's severe health problems which were traced to Aspartame in her pop.

Ah, habits are so hard to break.  

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, May 6, 2014

Our most popular products

Borrowing the same logic as a popular weight loss advertisement, Products are popular because they deliver the results you are seeking.  In this case, we are featuring 5 popular products.
Reviewed June 2016
  1. A Basic Package (Ultra Vites and Ultra Omega-Linic)

    1. Ultra Vites is our high potency multi vitamin and mineral formula.  It is formulated to far exceed minimum daily requirements.  It's 25 ingredients include high levels of B-Vitamins, including 800 mcg Folic and 1000 mcg B12, 1000 IU Vitamin D3 and 250 mg Magnesium.  It is unique in that it does not contain iron.
    2. Ultra Omega-Linic is our unique and effective essential fatty acid formula.  It is made with Wild Alaskan Salmon and other Alaskan fish oils plus Black Currant Seed oil.  We have removed the protein, so no Burps!
  3. A Cold and Flu Package (Ultra Monolaurin and Ultra Elderberry Plus)

    1. Ultra Monolaurin is a 90% pure distillate of coconut oil.  Monolaurin has been used for years for viral infections.  More recently that has been expanded to include many pathogenic bacterium, fungus infections such as Candida, and protozoas.
    2. Ultra Elderberry Plus has been shown to be effective for influenza and Herpes.  This is especially important for those with a compromised immune system.
  4. Opti MSM Lotion Plus
    Opti-MSM Lotion Plus

    1. Besides the aches and pains of aging, we are all prone to bumps, bruises, burns and bites.  Our MSM Lotion has Arnica, Boswellia (Frankincense) and other Essential (healing) Oils in a wonderful rubbing base lotion.  It can be applied as often as necessary - smells GOOD, too.
While there are a  dizzying array of products available at your favorite stores and on line, the secret is that if these are the only nutritional supplements on your shelf you have your nutritional bases covered.

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.

Monday, March 17, 2014

So, you believe your diet is really good, and that you meet all your nutritional needs eating the way you do?

Reviewed June 2016
This is an excerpt from "A  Basic Protocol" by John W Jones, MD

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.   In addition, there are unknown consequences from the GMO food supply.   Telling a person “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, calcium and magnesium.   With these facts in mind, it is not likely that anyone is consuming an optimal supply of nutrients ... without supplementation.   

More food for thought.

Are there consequences if you are not eating at least 1100 Calories of Nutrient Dense Food?   What are the MDRs (Minimum Daily Requirements)?   They are also known as the RDA and sometimes called the RDIs.  Do they apply if you are Pregnant or Lactating?  How about if you perform heavy manual labor - and do it under extremes of temperature?   Do pregnant women (and those who think they might become pregnant) really Have To Have at least 400 IU folic acid?   And how about the very young - the very old  - or the very ill?    How does poverty figure into food choices (what do folks really buy with those 'food stamps'?) 

So, what does Dr Jones recommend?  

Ultra Vites, our really good Multi Vitamin/Mineral supplement - plus Ultra Omega-Linic.  He formulated these two nutritional supplements to cover the essential nutritional bases for the majority of people.  They have been combined in this cost-saving package.

What is Ultra Omega-Linic and why do you need it?  This extraordinary fish oil product provides ALL of the necessary PREformed essential fatty acids.  I don't know about you, but I do not eat fish 3 times a day - or not even 3 times a week - maybe not even 3 times a month.   And as the term 'essential fatty acids' implies, we 'gotta have 'em!  

Not only that, but the fish oil in Ultra Omega-Linic comes from the pristine waters of protected Alaskan fisheries.  It is low in radiation and is assayed for contaminants.

Depending on what is going on in your life (health wise and emotionally) there are a number of other Nutritional considerations.   In light of recent studies on problems with Dementia and Alzheimer's, we offer you a new Basic Protocol Package which includes Ultra Monolaurin (great for cold and flu season, too).  Other studies associate a number of problems, such as autoimmune diseases, Diabetes, obesity, Crohn's disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis, with an improper balance (or lack) of  'good bacteria' in the GUT.   So we have a new Basic Package that includes Ultra 4x6 Probiotic.

A special note for Mothers.  During Pregnancy the vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid needs of the mother increase significantly.  Well, why not?  You are eating for two.   In particular, when the baby's brain and retina are developing the mother needs a high level of Ultra Omega-Linic.  The baby will take these essential fatty acids as needed from Mother, and a high intake will protect her from postpartum depression.

The other area of concern is Healthy Aging.  We need to preserve our Hearts (cardiovascular system), our Brains and our Eyes - keep them at their optimal performance as long as we possibly can. 

In Summary:
We have wandered very far from our hunter-gatherer-farmer ancestors’ eating habits.  This has caused nutritional deficiencies and excesses from our skewed diets.  One of the most problematic excesses is high consumption of high fructose corn syrup.  We rely on fast food places, food processing and harmful cooking preferences which change the nutritive value of the foods we eat.  Many of the fats in our diets are hydrogenated so they are no longer unsaturated - and trans forms are produced that have been shown to be detrimental to your health and well-being.

Isn't it comforting to know that you can take a few basic nutritional supplements and BE SURE your needs are met!

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, March 11, 2014

Salon & Spa Skin Care: tips and tricks from Nature's lab

Skin Care Recommendations: 
You, too, can have beautiful Skin!
Reviewed June 2016
  • Don’t wash your face too often.   Each time you cleanse, oil and moisture are also washed away. 
  • Using natural cleansers help your skin maintain it’s delicate moisture balance. 
  • Avoid extremely hot water which is damaging to delicate tissues.  Comfortably warm water is sufficient to soften your skin for more thorough cleansing. 
  • Use caution when showering.  Long hot showers feel wonderful, but keep in mind - your scalp, face, and entire body are being exposed to chlorine and other harsh chemicals.  The hotter the water, the greater potential damage.  And consider using a non-soap, pH balanced Body Wash.
  • Toners are an important step for optimal skin care.  Their purifying, anti-bacterial ingredients destroy harmful bacteria and remove residue of chlorine and other harsh, drying chemicals found in tap water.    The phyto-rich nutrients in our toners, nourish and help balance the acid mantle, vital to healthy skin.   Applying toners to the T-Zone with a cotton ball helps to deeply clean and refine pores.
  • Skin care products are best absorbed when applied to freshly cleansed, moist skin.  So, apply your skin products immediately after washing while the skin is still damp.  If too wet, just lightly pat a bit dryer with a towel.
  • Be gentle to your skin.  Lightly apply skin products without stretching the skin.  Tap on and around delicate eye area
Why Should You Moisturize?

Dry, dehydrated skin is more prone to infections and inflammations, slower to heal, and more susceptible to sun, wind, and environmental toxins - accelerating the aging  process.   Consider the Renewal formulations which includes Renewal Intensive Moisture Serum.

Natural, phyto-active moisturizers are vital to maintain nourishment and protection for the skin.  Be patient while your skin improves.  You will see and feel improvements in your skin after just one or two applications.  Deeper layer changes, due to natural cellular turnover, will take 4 to 6 weeks.
Most skin care professionals agree that 3 months is the average time for more dramatic changes.   You should work to improve your skin’s ability to absorb and utilize valuable nutrients and moisturizing agents.

Prep your Skin

Exfoliation is important for sufficient hydration - essential for healthy skin.  Even though the skin exfoliates naturally, for most of us this process has been impaired or otherwise diminished, robbing you of smooth, relaxed, glowing skin.

 Lacking proper hydration, people of all ages endure a variety of skin imbalances.   To help renew your skin’s natural radiance, exfoliation by regularly polishing or buffing your skin sloughs away the dry, dead cells, helps restore the skin’s ability to absorb and  utilize valuable nutrients and moisturizing agents - encouraging replenished hydration, refined texture, and restored elasticity.

Apply the MASQUES - See the GLOW!

Boost the skin cell’s renewal process by applying our moisture masques.  The truly regenerating effects occur by dissolving dead skin cells and drawing out impurities - refining overall texture; by accelerating cellular turnover - improving hydration and plumping up skin tissue; and by allowing the skin to maximize absorption of active phyto-nutrients from topical skin preparations.

Phyto-Aromatic Concentrates - are truly concentrated formulas

Intended for partial body application, these phyto-active formulas are penetrating emollients, vitamins, and a high percentage of pure essential oils.   Every nutritious Concentrate base includes hazelnut, apricot kernel, and avocado oils, coconut nucifera oil and gardenia tahitensis flowers, panthenol, phospholipids, linden flower extract,  vitamins A, D, and E, and Irish moss.

Phyto-Aromatic Concentrate general application:
Apply to selected body areas, such as back, legs, feet, or hips.   For best results, cover treated area for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
Caution: Do not apply Phyto-Aromatic Concentrates on inflamed or sensitive skin.   Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membranes.

MINERAL BATH CRYSTALS  for focused soaks
Focus the purpose of your soaks with a generous selection of Mineral Bath Crystals.

Choose any blend and receive the benefits of seaweed extracts, sea salts, phospholipids, and pure & genuine essential oils.

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I had an eMail that was titled "A Simple Pineapple"I ask you-  is the pineapple really simple?
reviewed June 2016

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family.  It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit.  The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad.

Pineapple is a multiple fruit.  
One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret's that grow together to form the entire fruit.  Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.  The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste.

Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked. No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.  Color is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness.  Choose your pineapple by smell. If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit.  After you cut off the top, you can plant it.  It should grow much like a sweet potato will.


Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.
This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many benefits to our health.
We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor, but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today.  If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.

The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.

Let's look at how pineapple affects other conditions:
Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue.   A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount.

It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.
Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple's value.  Proteolytic means "breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known to be a digestive aid.  It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.

Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.  Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It also produces mild pain relief.

In Germany, bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.  

Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because it is high in Vitamin C.  Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucous in the throat.  If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet.  It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut mucous after certain sinus and throat operations.

Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems related to allergies.  In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.

Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who may be at risk for blood clots.

An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice. It really works!
Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the morning often make a difference.
It's also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages plaque growth.


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

Consider these two Products:
InflamEase for InflammationInflamEase: An Endobiogenic Concept Product
Each capsule contains 406 mg Proprietary blend: 

Vitis vinifera (BioVin® full spectrum grape) extract
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) fruit extract
Burdock (Arctium lappa) root extract 

Pineapple Herbal Concentrate
Pineapple Extract
 (Ananassa sativa) 200 mg. 12:1 Concentrate of Fruit

Friday, February 7, 2014

Invest in the Air You Breathe

Windrose Ultra Jet System Diffusors Combine the healthful benefits of super fine essential oil mist, oil efficiency, and easy cleaning features.

In your Office or at Home
  • Improve your air quality, 
  • Kill airborne microbes, 
  • Calm patients or family members 
  • Welcome visitors to your Home or Office

Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is a good choice for the cold and flu season
Refresher Essential Oil Blend is pleasant and inexpensive to run.

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.