Friday, July 29, 2016

Summer Challenges and Natural Remedies

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Summer Challenges and Natural Remedies 

Canadians appreciate summer, and it shows in the uptick of time spent outdoors. However, getting back to nature can also mean getting back to bugs, allergies, sunburns, and upset stomachs. Doctor's Choice products have you covered.

Recovery H cream is an all-purpose cream for a number of ailments: burns/sunburns, rashes, eczema, poison ivy/oak/sumac and insect bites. With healing ingredients like aloe, witch hazel, and colloidal oatmeal, it soothes any dryness, inflammation, or itching, and provides antibacterial support so the body can start the healing process.

For five thousand years, Chinese medicine relied on derivatives from plants of the genus Ephedra to treat asthma and hay fever. Ephedra acts as a decongestant, aids in the proper elimination of fluids, and relieves bronchial spasms; these properties make it valuable to sufferers of allergies, asthma, colds, and other respiratory complaints.

Laktokhan is a great travel companion, ensuring that your experience of new cuisine is a pleasant one. The probiotic strains in Laktokhan have also been found to boost immunity, as well, making it doubly helpful.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Acid Reflux Drugs for Cancer?

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Acid Reflux Drugs for Cancer? Doc



Products like Zantac and Pepcid AC are currently being studied for their potential in cancer treatment.

Scientists at Dalhousie University are 
investigating whether ranitidine and famotidine (known as Zantac and Pepcid AC) could help the body's immune system when fighting cancer. The scientists theorize that these ingredients could change the immune system so that it can slow the development of tumors.

The problem with this approach is that chemotherapy creates digestive problems, as it
damages healthy cells lining of the digestive system. Adding symptom-treating drugs on top of symptom-creating drugs is not doing an already weakened immune system any favours. In fact, as noted before, heartburn medications can block nutrient absorption, leading to a greater risk of bone fracture.

Hippocrates famously said, "All disease begins in the gut." Multiple studies have shown how gut health affects mental and physical health. A few examples are listed below:
The best way to heal the gut is by bringing it back into a balanced state of health and the first place healing is needed is within the gastrointestinal tract. The best method for restoring gastrointestinal health is by incorporating pharmaceutical quality therapeutic nutrients such as probiotics and digestive enzymes. Our Laktokhan Probiotic and Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme are great tools in order to achieve optimal health.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Could Nutraceuticals Help Prevent Joint Replacement?

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Could Nutraceuticals Help Prevent Joint Replacement?


Joint replacement surgeries have risen substantially in the last few years. Each year in the United States, adults suffering from osteoarthritis elect to undergo more than one million total knee and total hip replacements combined—at an estimated cost of more than $18 billion to the healthcare system. According to a Blue Cross Blue Shield report, the joint replacement business is booming. In 2014, knee and hip replacements tripled and doubled, respectively, in the US, making them the fastest growing medical treatments. Cost for these procedures varies wildly, too, depending on where one lives--up to 313 per cent.

Osteoporosis is dangerous, but not just because of joint degeneration. Research shows an increased risk of heart attack and stroke with excess calcium--referred to as the calcium paradox. For decades, women have been advised to simply take more calcium. Eight hundred became 1000 mg, then 1200 mg, and some women are advised to take up to 1500 mg of extra calcium! The first problem is that taking more calcium does not build stronger bones, 
according to clinical studies.

Research has revealed that excess calcium can be deposited in the arteries, contributing to arteriosclerosis. This would suggest that we do not need more calcium, we need calcium managers, such as vitamin D, magnesium, and boron. Calcium managers are co-nutrients that help in building bones.

Vitamin D is an especially important calcium manager, as it allows the body to absorb calcium, and maintain the proper balance of calcium and phosphorus. While Vitamin D can be gained from sources such as sunlight and milk, many people do not produce enough vitamin D or get enough from food. Vitamin D deficiency can be a problem for older people and those who are homebound or bed-ridden.

Vitamin K2 is also crucial in managing calcium. Vitamin K2 helps to channel calcium into the bones, and maybe just as importantly, vitamin K2 helps keep calcium from depositing into the artery wall where it is not beneficial. Without Vitamin K2, the body cannot direct calcium to the bones where it’s needed; instead, the calcium resides in soft tissue (like the arteries)—leading to a combination of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis, or the dreaded “calcium paradox.” A Vitamin K2 deficiency is considered a risk factor for cancer and diabetes, among other ailments. However, with K2 these conditions improve.

Dr. Joseph Mercola recently published an article about the importance of K2 and Vitamin D, which can be found 
here.

To give your bones and joints the best support, we recommend our Opti-Cal/Mag with K2, as well as our new Next Generation B Complex (with vegan D3)!
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Health News: The Story on Soy

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The Story on Soy

 

Soy has a mixed reputation these days, and rightfully so--at a whopping 93 per cent, it is one of the top 3 most genetically modified foods grown in the US. However, the shady reputation of GMO soy has unfortunately bled over to non-GMO soy, as well. This is truly unfortunate, as non-GMO soy has many benefits. In fact, the magazine Today's Dietitian dedicated an April 2014 article to dispelling common myths. Here are the top 3 with brief explanations:
  1. All soy products are made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).While most soy is genetically modified, non-GMO soy does exist and is labeled organic. 
  2. Eating soy increases breast cancer risk. To quote the article, "Three studies looking at women’s eating habits and other lifestyle factors after breast cancer found that, in the combined total of 9,000 breast cancer survivors studied, eating soy actually lowered the risk of breast cancer recurrence, even in women with estrogen receptor–positive tumors (although less so), and regardless of whether they were taking tamoxifen." Marji McCullough, ScD, RD, and strategic director of nutritional epidemiology for the American Cancer Society, explained, "While isoflavones may act like estrogen, they also have antiestrogen properties. That is, they can block the more potent natural estrogens from binding to the estrogen receptor. In addition, they stop the formation of estrogens in fat tissue and stimulate production of a protein that binds estrogen in the blood, making it less able to bind to the receptor. They also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may work in other ways to reduce cancer growth."
  3. Soy causes feminization in men. In 2010, the journal Fertility and Sterility concluded that “neither isoflavone supplements nor isoflavone-rich soy affect total or free testosterone levels” and that there’s “essentially no evidence from nine identified clinical studies that isoflavone exposure affects circulating estrogen levels in men."
Many think that the safest option is to avoid soy altogether and use wild yam cream. However, the effects are not the same as soy. While the diosgenin found in wild yam created quite a stir in the 1990s as a cure for menopausal disorders and other symptoms of aging in women, the plant itself has no proven hormonal action, nor have any studies shown it to be effective in treating hormone related disorders. It is true that diosgenin can be converted into steroidal compounds, which are then used in the chemical synthesis of progesterone, but this happens in a laboratory—not in the human body. There is essentially no scientific evidence of wild yam's effectiveness in treating either menopausal symptoms or osteoporosis. Although many individuals claim relief of symptoms such as vaginal dryness with the use of progesterone creams, some of which contain an extract of Dioscorea villosa, no well-designed studies have evaluated these creams. Moreover, many products that claim to contain natural progesterone actually contain synthetic medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).

Meanwhile, studies favour soy for hormone balance. A 
University of Sao Paulo studyfound that out of 80 women treated with soy or placebo for 4 months, those treated with soy isoflavones showed a significant decrease in menopausal symptoms.

With these points in mind, a non-GMO soy isoflavone product would be the optimal non-prescription route for hormone balance. Life Choice has provided this product with our Progest Liposome Cream--specially blended with non-GMO soy isoflavones, as well as other hormone-balancing ingredients like Red Clover and Pomegranate, it is the best legal alternative to progesterone cream on the market.  
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Health News: Overdosed Seniors

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Overdosed Seniors

 

Recently, Global News ran a report covering the overuse of prescription medication in senior citizens.

From the data, which covers 6 provinces, researchers estimate the total cost of over-prescription to be almost $2 billion. Prescriptions for seniors are not only more costly, but also more medically complicated. According to Prof. Steve Morgan of the University of British Columbia, the physiological changes associated with aging alter the effects of many drugs. Although seniors should no longer be on these drugs, their doctors do not recommend alternatives. 


Dr. James Silvius, a geriatrician at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, estimated that 60 per cent of his patients take a sleeping pill, but only 5 per cent should be. Similar problems have been observed with anti-psychotic medication. In 2014, "about 51 per centof seniors with highly aggressive behaviours were taking anti-psychotics."

With such alarming statistics in play, health care providers are reconsidering their use of prescriptions in elderly patients. For example, the Trinity Village Care Centre in Kitchener has introduced music programs, memory programs, and art programs with good results. In fact, while their previous statistic for anti-psychotic medication was 28 per cent before, after implementing the programs, it has fallen to 6 just per cent.

Government organizations are getting involved, too. In 2015, the Canadian Institute for Health Research formed a council with the goal of reducing inappropriate prescriptions by 50 per cent by 2018. Provinces have also banded together to form the Canadian Deprescribing Network, designed to help taper seniors off drugs.

Problems like these have gone on too long, and we are glad to see the health community taking action. Hopefully these positive steps can continue and more natural products can be used in treating seniors. We have some recommendations to begin with below: 
  • For Increased T-Cell Count:Thymus Gland, 3 per day
  • For Immunity: L-Lysine 1,000 mg 6 per day
  • For Healthy Gut Immunity: Laktokhan 2 per day, and Digestive Enzyme 2 per day
  • For Prostate Health: Healing Male 3 per day
  • For Anti-Aging, Increased Immunity, and Sleep: Melapure Melatonin 3 mg’s per day
  • For Liver Detox, Pain Control, and Mood Balance: SAMe 80 drops per day--Animal studies have shown that SAMe may also stop or slow the growth of cancer cells and blood vessels that feed tumors
  • For Bone/Joint Health, Tooth Sensitivity, and Remineralization of Trace Minerals: Opti Cal/Mag with K2 4 capsules per day
  • For Healthy Sex Organs: Zinc Picolinate & Fiery Male (aphrodesiac, increased libido and testosterone)
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