Friday, October 13, 2017

The Strength of Different Learning Styles

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The Strength of Different Learning Styles 

 

Just as no two people are alike, no two learning styles are exactly the same, either. These differences have been receiving more media coverage lately--particularly around autism and ADHD.

Although these are considered health conditions, each challenge also has a strength. We must work with what we are given regardless of the obstacles. Rather than being isolated and shunned by society, we must embrace the strengths of these health conditions and allow the parts that can flourish to excel, while being more tolerant with the issues that seem abnormal.

I am sure if those with mental health issues could have a choice, they would wish to be more normal, but life does not always work that way. We must accept our challenges and live the life in its full capacity, being mindful of our blessings and accepting our challenges.  

For instance, CBC recently reported that children with ADHD perform better cognitively when they are moving. This is in contrast to typically-developing children, who lose their cognitive edge when they move too much.

An article in The Atlantic postulated that those with autism may be more advanced than neurotypical people. This edge does not just cover "party tricks," either. Those with autism are superior in processing complex patterns. Some studies have also shown that those with autism are more adept at out-of-the-box creative thinking.

There is a new TV show called "The Good Doctor" where the residency doctor has autism. He lacks the social graces of bedside manner, but he sees and reveals the health issues without emotion, for his vision is directed on his task to heal the people.

Dr. Gail Saltz, who just released a book about the link between mental disorders and genius, said many experts in mental disorders (such as autism) say that 20% of time should be spent working on the problem and 80% on exploring and enhancing strengths. While this may feel daunting, especially in severe cases, it is also estimated that "half of all Americans will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives, and about 6.5 million children in the US receive special education services, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Clearly, recognizing the strength -- not just attending to the weakness -- can change lives and greatly impact our society."

We produce medicines to help those better cope with their mental health condition--not to limit them, but to free them to reach their full potential. DMAE-Lights On has proven itself very effective for helping those with ADHD and autism, as it helps them to focus and be less affected by abstract issues. Neurotransmitter Support also aids in relearning after brain injuries or memory failure-- even helping those with dementia.
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vaccines: News vs. Truth

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Vaccines: News vs. Truth 


Last week, CTV reported that Australia has had a particularly bad flu season this year, which could mean that Canada will experience similar challenges. Some pharmacists are already recommending that Canadians plan to get their flu vaccines.

Is recommending that Canadians do something here because something happened in Australia logical? Why don’t we do that for other health concerns, as well? According to this article, the most pressing global health concerns are drug-resistant bacteria, HIV, reproductive health care, the Zika virus, and the race for new vaccines.

Are the existing vaccines even helpful, though? Recent studies seem to suggest they are not. One study found that people who received the flu vaccine two years in a row were actually at a higher risk of being infected with the current flu strain. Earlier this year, a report found that the existing "vaccinate or mask" (VOM) policy required for health care workers in some provinces may not be as life-saving as previously thought. Even a study published just last month found that pregnant women who received back-to-back annual flu shots were at a higher risk for miscarriage.

Despite these findings, there is a huge push by pharma to keep the vaccine machine pumping, for if they let up, vaccine levels tend to drop; yet, the country is no sicker than when vaccinated. The fear tactics concerning vaccines especially highlight children and seniors. While it is true that they are the most vulnerable, they are also the ones that don’t normally eat a proper, healthy daily food intake. Until now, we did not have any transparency of the pharmaceutical companies' involvement in the health care system in Canada. That trend may be changing, though, as it was recently announced that Ontario is planning to force pharmaceutical companies to divulge their payments to doctors, hospitals and universities.

If we for a moment tune out all pharmaceutical influences--be it the news, the magazine ads, or even medical doctors who prescribe medication before hearing your complete problems--we could determine the body’s needs. What has been lacking or overlooked? Do you sleep enough, do you eat 3 proper, wholesome meals, do you drink plenty of water, or sugary caffeinated drinks? Do you take anything to help maintain being healthy--especially for the fall and winter? When the temperature drops, we wear a warmer coat. With this example, why wouldn’t we increase our T-Cell count and take Thymus Gland? To ensure all the essential trace minerals have been taken, a good plant-based B-Complex will fill this need. And, as we are learning, our immunity is connected with our gut microbiota. With this in mind, supplements to achieve and maintain gut health are crucial. Consider a full spectrum enzyme to properly digest food and prevent leaky gut disorder; for good bacterial balance, take a clinically-proven human strain probiotic.

This is not the easy route of vaccination and hoping all is well. This is a building program for health and disease prevention, and we all have the right to choose if we are given all the facts without the fear.  
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Friday, September 29, 2017

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Why Sleep Is Crucial 

 

Sleep is something we all have to come to terms with eventually. Usually, it involves the realization that we are not getting enough sleep and the internal debate about what steps we might take to ensure adequate rest at night. Sleep has been in the news, recently, as well. CTV recently reported some interesting findings on Canadians' sleep habits:
  1. Over 50 per cent of women have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.
  2. One in three Canadians are not getting enough sleep.
  3.  Almost half of Canadians don't find their sleep refreshing.
  4. Canadians are getting less sleep than in 2005 (currently, an average of 7.12 hours).
  5. Women sleep longer than men.
To mitigate the consequences of drowsiness, most people try to drown it out with caffeine stimulants: coffee, energy drinks, etc. This can backfire, though, as the body is thrown into the "fight or flight" response. While energy levels may get a temporary boost, the adrenal glands are even more drained, which results in adrenal fatigue. Some studies have shown that sleep deprivation also increases the liver's susceptibility to damage. As the body develops a tolerance for caffeine, higher and higher levels are required, and the body is put into a never ending cycle of exhaustion and overstimulation.

Aside from organ damage, sleep deprivation can lead to serious brain damage, as well. The journal Neurology released a study investigating a possible link between sleep and Alzheimer's disease. When studying the spinal fluid of those who had a family history or genetic link to Alzheimer's, they found that those who reported worse sleep quality or daytime drowsiness had more biological markers for Alzheimer's than those who had no sleep problems.

Sleep deprivation can also cause problems for daily health. The journal Sleep found that the number of hours a person sleeps is one of the strongest predictors as to whether or not they get sick. Those who slept six hours per night or less were four times as likely to develop a cold as those who slept seven hours or more. Perhaps if we ate healthy food and slept well, there would be no need for flu vaccinations.

It is amazing to think that there are connections between such a wide range of health problems and something as simple as a lack of sleep. Yet, it connects to brain disease, as most of the serotonin is produced in the gut and the gut is the second brain affecting the gut microbiota. What happens in the gut also affects the brain, which is where food quality comes into play, especially GMO foods contaminated with glyphosate. And this, in turn, increases obesity, as we can see the circle of disease spiraling out of control.

As we are learning how crucial rest is for overall health, Melapure® Melatonin is more important than ever. We are currently seeking to do a clinical trial on our Melatonin for sleep deprivation and age-related insomnia. We are hoping the trial will confirm what our customers have been saying all along: that our brand of Melatonin gives them a restful night's sleep, with no negative side effects.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

CHFA East Trade Show: Retailers Want Therapeutic Products, and We Concur

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CHFA East Trade Show: Retailers Want Therapeutic Products, and We Concur 


CHFA East was busy and well-attended, and the Anti-Aging and Endocrine System education session presented by Eldon Dahl, DNM, Founder and CEO of Doctor's Choice Ltd., drew a room full of scientific thinkers and health care practitioners who were seeking scientific insight on biology and cellular absorption. The Q&A that followed the training clearly showed the professional level of those participating. Clearly the health food industry has many levels: from those that want general vitamins to those that are seeking natural medicines for treating their patients’ health conditions. The cross section of CHFA vendors had something for all attendees. We were very happy to have so many naturopathic students from CCNM visiting our booth, and Adilia Kreps, our 4th year student rep, was eager to meet with them and to give insight on the way Doctor's Choice products help treat chronic disease. The main reason why the formulations work is how the raw materials are sourced and formulated for cellular absorption. Our plant-based B-Complex is a perfect example when compared to the industry standard, which uses synthetic B-Vitamins.

You might be wondering, "If synthetic B vitamins are the industry's standard, why would they be bad?" A few reasons are below:
  • Many vitamin supplements are formulated using precursors of vitamins, which need several metabolic transformations in the body to be active.
  • Synthetic vitamins lack the transporters and co-factors associated with naturally-occurring vitamins because they have been “isolated.” Some experts even argue that vitamins in general are not isolated substances, but, in fact, a synergistic complex of nutrients.
  • The worst case is that many vitamin precursors are artificial substances totally non-existent in nature. That is why, in some cases, taking an artificially isolated molecule (or vitamin) can be ineffective, and harmful to the body.
  • Synthetic vitamins are also poor in necessary oligo minerals (trace minerals) and must use the body’s own mineral reserves instead, which may lead to dangerous mineral deficiencies.
Our Next Generation B Complex is different because it is made to be absorbed the same way the body would absorb it in food form. It is more absorption-friendly because the body naturally recognizes the pathways the formula is using. The charts below compare the effectiveness of synthetic vs. plant-based B vitamins.

Tab: 1: Plant-based B Vitamins
Next Generation B Complex (Natural Blend)Plant SourceBio-availabilityAbsorption
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): 12.5 mgSpirulina*90%95%   (11.87 mg)
Riboflavin (Vit.B2): 10 mgSpirulina90%95%   (9.50 mg)
Niacin (Vit.B3): 8 mgSpirulina90%95%   (7.60 mg)
Pantothenic Acid (Vit. B5): 3 mgShiitake*90%95%   (2.85 mg)
Biotin (biotin):  25 mgLegumes80%90%    (22.5 mg)
Vitamin B6 (P-5-P):  5 mgSpirulina90%95%    (4.75 mg)
Vitamin B12(methylcobalamin): 125 mcgSpirulina90%95%    (118.75 mcg)
Folic Acid (Vit. B9): 12.5 mcgSpirulina90%98%   (12.25 mcg)
Beta-Carotene: 450 mcgPalm fruit90%95%    (427.5 mcg)
Vitamin C:  12.5 mgAcerola berry95%95%    (11.87 mg)
Vitamin D(cholecalciferol):  5 mcg (200 IU)Lichen95%98%   (196 IU)
Vitamin E:   16.75 mg ATPalm fruit90%95%   (16.42 mg AT)
spinach*, turmeric rhizome*, ginger*, blueberry*   

Tab: 2: – Synthetic B Vitamins

Synthetic B VitaminsSourceBio-availabilityAbsorption
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine):    25 mgSynthetic25%30%  (7.5 mg)
Riboflavin (Vit.B2):  25 mgSynthetic25%30%  (7.5 mg)
Niacin (Vit.B3):  25 mgSynthetic25%30%  (7.5 mg)
Pantothenic Acid (Vit. B5): 25 mgSynthetic25%30%   (7.5 mg)
Biotin (biotin):  25 mgSynthetic25%30%    (7.5 mg)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): 25 mgSynthetic25%30%   (7.5 mg)
Vitamin B12(Cyanocobalamin): 100 mcgSynthetic25%30%   (30 mcg)
Folic Acid (Vit. B9): 50 mcgSynthetic25%30%    (15 mcg)
Choline (Choline Bitartrate): 50 mgSynthetic20%25%   (12.5 mg)

These differences become even more crucial when facing an increasing tide of disease. As U.S. News reported earlier this year, since the 1960s, a widening array of "emerging diseases," such as AIDS, hepatitis c, swine flu, and Zika virus, began spreading on a global scale. Some scientists believe that toxic environmental chemicals known to cause developmental and neurological damage are also contributing to the rise in mental and physical disabilities in children, such as ADHD.

Natural medicines formulated to treat conditions are crucial as our environment gets more toxic. When it comes to your health, trust Doctor's Choice to use the most natural form for the highest absorption.
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