Friday, June 24, 2016

Health News: Hidden Dangers in One-a-Day Vitamins

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Hidden Dangers in One-a-Day Vitamins

 

The medical community has largely recognized that multivitamins have no real benefit. The position makes sense, considering that many all-in-ones have such small amounts of what the body needs that they offer no noticeable difference. 

Consider the following about the most popular one-a-day supplement, Centrum, courtesy of 
Meghan Telpner
  • Trust in the makers: Centrum is a product produced by the company Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
  • Dose dependent: The dosages of most of the nutrients in Centrum are negligible and not even close to therapeutic levels.
  • Nutrient quality: The forms that the nutrients are provided in are the cheapest and the least absorbable forms (feed grade).
  • The non-medicinal components: Supplements that come in tablet form are often hard to digest and contain binders and fillers. 
  • The "One A Day" marketing ploy: Water-soluble nutrients (vitamin C and the B-vitamins) are either used or excreted within about 4 hours.
Besides this, it is also pharmaceutically impossible to compress the stated label contents enough to fit into a small tablet that can still be dissolved by the body--one may as well swallow a pebble. This would indicate at the very least, no consideration in product design.


To be more specific, here is a brief 
overview of just a few of Centrum's listed medicinal ingredients:

Calcium as Calcium Carbonate: This is the least absorbable form of calcium on the market. A very small percentage is actually absorbed.

Magnesium as Magnesium Oxide: The least absorbable, cheapest form of magnesium.

Iron as Ferrous Fumarate: This form of iron is incredibly constipating.

B Vitamins: Citing anywhere from 1.1 mg to 15 mg per vitamin is a concentration so low as to have no impact on energy levels, as outlined in their claims.

Nickelous Sulfate and Tin: We have been unable to locate any references discussing a need for humans to 
supplement with nickel or tin.


As the label lists more non-medicinal ingredients than medicinal ingredients, here is anoverview of some of those, as well:

Pregelatinized Corn Starch: This is used as a binder to hold all of the ingredients together. It most likely a genetically modified corn, which presents a number of problems for sensitive people.

Talc: Has been implicated with increased risk of cancer.

Gelatin: Though not inherently a bad product, most of is manufactured from feed lot animal waste, which means vegans and vegetarians best beware.

BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole has been shown to be toxic to the liver, thyroid, kidney, lungs, and affecting blood coagulation. BHT can act as a tumour promoter.

Yellow 6 Lake: Why is there food colouring in a health supplement? Also known as tartrazine or FD&C Yellow #6, this chemical is banned in some European countries. Side effects of ingestion can include gastric upset, diarrhea, vomiting, nettle rash (urticaria), swelling of the skin (angioedema) and migraines. It is also linked to hyperactivity in young children.

Red 40 Lake: Contains chemical compounds, including benzidine and 4-aminobiphenyl which research has linked with cancer.

Hydrogenated Palm Oil: Hydrogenating any oil converts the fat into an unnatural structure that has shown to be toxic to the body. It forms strong free radicals associated with increased risk of cancer and heart disease.

Maltodextrin: Several studies have linked maltodextrin consumption to the suppression of “good bacteria” in the digestive system increasing risk of gastro symptoms and intestinal inflammation.

Crospovidone: There is an abundance of documented cases of serious allergenic response.

Sodium Benzoate: Especially dangerous because of its destructive effect on DNA. This means that the sodium benzoate consumed today may still be causing problems in future generations. Sodium benzoate is known to specifically attack the mitochondria of DNA.


With the above considerations, it is a good thing that some medical 
establishments have taken a stance against one-a-day supplements. However, they may also draw an extreme conclusion and state that because multivitamins are not effective, no vitamins are effective, and all nutrition should be gained through food instead. While we agree that no single pill is a substitute for a healthy lifestyle (of which exercise and healthy eating are a part), the nutritional content of today's generic food is not substantial enough to fit the body's needs. Scientifically, organic food is better, with higher antioxidant levels and lower cadmium levels, but it is often still not enough to therapeutically treat the body.

When supplements are designed therapeutically, their true potential can be unlocked.

Life Choice supplements are vegetarian capsules, not tablets. Between our new Next Generation B Complex and our Opti-Cal/Mag with K2, you can find all the vitamins and minerals your body truly needs for a daily multi. We recommend 2 capsules of each per day to replace an "all-in-one." 
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Health News: Opioid Damage Control

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Opioid Damage Control

 

Opioids are still a major news topic as the rate of addiction rises. In2010, Tufts Health Care Institute Program on Opioid Risk Management meeting was convened among both private and public insurance representatives. Although those in attendance agreed that measures should be taken, the fight continues. On May 19, CNN Health News published a report on the measures insurance companies are taking to stem the tide.

The company Cigna will now implement a new measure to "flag" customers who are at high risk of addiction and notify their doctors. If the doctor is sure that the patient needs opioids, Cigna can limit their options of both prescription pickup locations and doctors who can prescribe the medication. However, this method is not foolproof, as the patient could pick up opioids elsewhere, though Cigna would not cover the cost. Cigna also plans to make "medication-assisted therapy" available, so that therapy is combined with addiction treatment medicine.

According to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, it is too little, too late, as opioid prescriptions first jumped in 1996. Kolodny says that even with the measures, insurance companies are only tracking those who obtain medication through the insurance company, leaving no records of those who get the medication by paying cash.

A recent study 
suggests that prescribing doctors should be the focus, not the patients. In the US, 24 states began drug monitoring programs. When the doctors were being watched, there was a 30 per cent drop in Schedule II opioid prescriptions. However, more should be done. The authors of the study stated, "American clinicians are writing enough prescriptions to medicate every US adult for a month."

Instead of risking the dangers of opioids, why not try a natural solution instead?DMSO was once featured on 60 Minutes for its incredible ability as a painkiller and transporter; we recommend combining Doctor's Choice 
DMSO with Doctor's Choice Sweet Relief Cream for the best natural pain relief.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Health News: Colon Cancer In The Young

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Colon Cancer in the Young

 

A recent study from the University of Toronto found that colorectal cancer is becoming increasingly common in Canadians under age 50. The average rate of increase was 1.28 per cent per year. Part of the issue, according to the report, is that young people wait to report unusual symptoms until it is too late. While this has not yet become prevalent enough for Health Canada to change the recommended screening age, it underscores the importance of being observant in one's own health, and speaking up if things do not seem normal.

While age and genetics play a role in cancer development, environmental factors are important, too. In fact, the 
NIH stated that changes in food habits alone could reduce the risk of cancer by up to 70 per cent. Obesity and inactivity are also important environmental factors, accounting for between one fourth and one third of colorectal cancer. This is not even including the risks of GMO's and environmental toxins.

When the odds against health are stacked so high, we must be vigilant in observing the risk factors and controlling the ones that we can control. A healthy, organic diet; regular exercise; and clean living are great first steps to live a healthier life. To supercharge preventative health, though, we also recommend supplements.

The 
International Journal of Molecular Sciences reviewed several studies about the role of probiotics and protection against colon cancer. The studies discussed multiple angles from which probiotics can help in colon cancer prevention, including: "anticarcinogenic effects, antimutagenic properties, modification of differentiation processes in tumor cells, production of short chain fatty acids, and alteration of tumor gene-expressions." They concluded that these results warranted further study into the true potential of probiotics.

To keep your colon happy, try our Laktokhan Probiotic Complex. This product can also be paired with our Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme for maximum gut health.
 
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Immunity: Superbugs and Drug Reliance

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Superbugs and Drug Reliance

 

Due to a rise of MCR-1 resistance in North America, superbugs are all over the news lately. MCR-1 produces E. coli and other bacteria that are resistant to colistin, which is considered the “last resort drug” for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Colistin is rarely used for human treatment due to its toxicity to kidneys. However, it is more commonlyused for livestock in areas such as China, which may have fueled the bacterial resistance. It is believed that the resistant gene may have transmitted to human microbes through food. Most recently, a Pennsylvania woman displayed MCR-1 resistance.

The US is not alone in this scenario, though. This January, 
CBC also reported a case of MCR-1 resistance in BC. While the patient was successfully treated, both world leaders and the scientific community are alarmed. Lance Price, director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, issued a statement to the Washington Post, saying, "It's hard to imagine worse for public health in the United States. We may soon be facing a world where CRE infections are untreatable."

Of course, as pharmaceutical influence is strong, the solution proposed is various incentives awarded to pharmaceutical companies for the development of even more antibiotics. However, this solution is realistically just a deferment until the same situation comes around again—except worse.

To get away from an over-reliance on antibiotics, it is best to use them sparingly. Natural alternatives would be the best solution, as they could address commonplace issues without creating drug-like dependency—especially in the case of products like DMSO, Laktokhan, Melapure Melatonin, Balanced Female, and HgH Homeopathic.

A strong immune system is also important. Did you know that the adrenal glands play a key role in the immune system? A 2008 study review in the journal 
Endocrinologyexamined the link between the adrenal glands and the immune system at large. The secretions of the adrenal gland regulate the expression of cytokines (proteins that signal other cells), activate immune cells, and proliferate bacteria. Additionally, the immune system can also affect the adrenal glands. To give your adrenals and immunity a boost, we recommend our Adrenal Gland--sourced from New Zealand range-grazed bovine for maximum purity and potency. 
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