Thursday, June 29, 2017

Natural News: The Health Risks Associated with the Medical Approach to Healing


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The Health Risks Associated with the Medical Approach to Healing  

 

Metformin is commonly prescribed for those with diabetes; however, it is common knowledge that the side effects of this drug are serious. The Lancet just released a study examining the effects of Metformin on the cardiovascular system. The study found that Metformin does not improve glycaemic control in those with Type 1 diabetes.

Other studies have linked Metformin use with impaired brain function. In 2013, an Australian study found that those who were diabetic had worse cognitive performance than those who were not, and those on Metformin had even worse cognitive performance than those who were not. This year, Taiwanese research seemed to support this trend, as it found that diabetics using Metformin have an increased risk of developing dementia and Parkinson's disease.

All of this can be avoided if people practice healthy lifestyles from the start. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels, consider L-Glycine, Vanadyl Sulfate, and Chromium Picolinate.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Natural News: How Can You Put a Price on Health?

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How Can You Put a Price on Health?  

 

We are all guilty of taking things for granted until we don't have them anymore. Much of the time, these are external things: people, pets, places, etc. However, the internal attribute that we often neglect is our own health. As the saying goes, "You don't know what you've got til it's gone."

For context, an analysis of Canada's health revealed several troubling statistics, including the following:
  • More than one in five Canadian adults live with one of the following chronic diseases: CVD (cardiovascular disease), cancer, CRD (chronic respiratory disease), or diabetes.
  • One in 25 Canadian adults aged 20 years and older reported having a mood and anxiety disorder and at least one of the four major chronic diseases.
  • Approximately four in five Canadian adults have at least one modifiable risk factor for chronic disease (self-reported tobacco smoking, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating and harmful use of alcohol).
  • Physical inactivity, sedentary behaviours and obesity rates remain high, especially among children and youth . . . more than 90% of Canadian children are not meeting current physical activity guidelines in Canada.
Of course, these increasing disease rates come with increasing costs, as well. Just this year, CBC reported that Canada spent $15 billion in the last 5 years on prescription drugs. Part of this is due to drug marketing, and doctors prescribing "name brand" drugs instead of less expensive alternatives.

Let's isolate this into a single category. The government of Canada actually has a calculator to estimate the financial burden of disease in Canada. If we calculate just the cost of doctor's visits and drugs for anxiety disorders (across all ages), the total cost for men and women (as of 2008) is $1,539,059,600.

Benzodiazepines are commonly used for anxiety; they enhance the effect of GABA. Common side effects of benzodiazepines include: 
  • sedation
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • unsteadiness
Other side effects include:
  • transient drowsiness commonly experienced during the first few days of treatment
  • a feeling of depression
  • loss of orientation
  • headache
  • sleep disturbance
  • confusion
  • irritability
  • aggression
  • excitement
  • memory impairment
On top of this, benzodiazepines can be habit forming and easy to become dependent on. For a drug that is designed to do something as basic as enhance GABA, there are many risks.

Natural products can achieve the same results, except without the added risks. We recently had a product return from someone who suffered from anxiety. She had been taking GABA and said that while it relieved her anxiety, it made her yawn. She said that this did not occur with other, less expensive brands, so she wanted to return the product.

Interestingly, yawning frequency is correlated with GABA; even if holding Life Choice GABA to the "other" side effects listed above, the first point states that transient drowsiness at the beginning of treatment is normal. Yet, for her, the inconvenience of yawning outweighed the reduction of anxiety.

We can compare our GABA to pharmaceutical grade GABA because we use pharmaceutical grade raw material. This is not the same as pharmaceutical prescription grade drugs with a host of side effects. Pharmaceutical grade is the quality assurance that the material is thoroughly tested, of the highest purity and produced under GMP manufacturing practices. Most pharmaceutical grade material is also USP; United States Pharmacopeia quality is the worldwide benchmark seal of approval that it is of the highest possible standard best for human consumption.

If you have a natural product with raw material that is as potent as pharmaceutical raw material, but without the "extras" that cause side effects, why would you not take it? Why pay so much for drugs that cover symptoms instead of supplements that address the cause?

Until we can do our homework on supplements and the difference quality makes, we may never know what could have been until it's too late.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Natural News: Young Adult Stroke Risk

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Young Adult Stroke Risk  

 

Last week, CTV released a story about increasing stroke rates in those under age 60. Dr. Patrice Lindsay of Heart & Stroke said that strokes are becoming increasingly common in those in their 30s, 40s, and 50s--an 11 per cent increase in the last decade, in fact. The reason? Lifestyle. They may work long hours, grab fast food on the way home, and then not exercise; this has led to an increase of diabetes and high blood pressure in the younger age groups. While most survive a stroke thanks to early stroke care, many still have to deal with the resulting disabilities for the rest of their lives. Plus, a stroke earlier in life can pave the way for other health problems later in life--particularly dementia. In fact, the brain damage from a stroke doubles one's risk of developing dementia. This is not just a problem for younger people, either. Heart & Stroke estimates that in the next 20 years, the number of Canadians living with stroke will almost double.

This is an alarming problem, but it does not come out of nowhere. Even children are exposed to unhealthy amounts of sugar in seemingly healthy smoothie snacks. Most people know about the detrimental effects of soda on children's health and teeth, but few expect healthy smoothies to be worse. After all, the label claims proclaim no sweeteners, no added sugar, etc. Yet, in the UK, a Happy Monkey Strawberry & Banana Smoothie contains almost six teaspoons of sugar (23g) in each 180ml carton. A full-fat version of a soft drink, Tizer, contains fewer than two teaspoons.

Something as simple as more water intake could help this epidemic. Water helps in pain toleration, normal body function, reduced headaches and food cravings, increased energy, and overall health.

People should also be aware not only of the expected unhealthy GMO foods, like fast food, but also the unexpected ones, like farmed salmon. One study found that farmed salmon was five times more toxic than any other food product tested. This is due to many factors, including the food fish are fed.

In the teen years, on top of the dietary issues, sleep issues also become a greater concern. Between the pressure to succeed, constant media connectivity, and regular stress, some teens get 5 hours or less of sleep per night, despite actually needing around 9 hours. This sleep deprivation leads to performance problems and mood issues, including suicidal tendencies.

Besides healthy food and an active lifestyle, supplements can help these precursor issues, as well. Laktokhan can help with proper gut bacteria, L-Taurine can help the heart, DMAE Lights On capsules can help brain focus and concentration, and Melapure Melatonin can help reset the sleep cycle.

To evaluate your stroke risk, Heart & Stroke has a free assessment here: https://ehealth.heartandstroke.ca/questions
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Natural Help For Anxiety

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Europe has been in a panic recently, and for good reason. After the suicide bomber terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, and the subsequent vehicular terrorist attack at London Bridge, everyone is on edge. This past Sunday, in Turin, over 1500 people sustained injuries--3 of whom had serious injuries--after Juventus fans at the Champions League final stampeded in response to firecrackers being shot. The fans mistook the firecrackers for an explosion or gunshots, and panicked.

Dr. Andrea Danese – child psychiatrist at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience – acknowledged that Britain is currently undergoing an anxiety epidemic and offered 3 key strategies to manage anxiety in the current climate: 
  1. Take a news break. Increased news consumption is associated with increased anxiety levels.
  2. Maintain a routine. Do not alter plans or try to avoid routes you would normally take or things you would normally do.
  3. Accept uncertainty. There is always a chance of bad things happening, no matter how much you may prepare.
As Psychology Today puts it, "The more you normalize your life the more normal you will feel. The more you avoid situations that make you anxious the longer you will stay anxious." Basically, the more you let anxiety rule your life, the greater your anxiety becomes, because your whole life becomes structured around it. On the other hand, if you live life normally, you are able to enjoy life more, because you live it as you choose--not dominated by fear.

Still, as we all know, even "normal" can be quite stressful! For the days when you need a little extra help, we recommend Kava Kava.
Kava has an interesting history. It has been safely consumed ceremonially in the South Pacific and other parts of the world. The earliest European knowledge of Kava dates back to the late 1700s, with the journeys of Captain Cook.

Today, usage of Kava beverages in tropical climates is similar to the use of alcoholic beverages in the West. However, the plant from which the beverage is made also has useful properties for anxiety, hyperactivity, stress, and restlessness.

In 2001, the FDA investigated alleged Kava Kava-related liver toxicity; the following year, Health Canada, among others, banned preparations containing Kava. Interestingly, these issues only became known when it became a consumer product. Here’s why:
  1. The plant cultivar – Traditionally used cultivars are expensive to import; therefore suppliers were using cultivars that had no history of safe use.
  2. The part of the plant – Traditionally the rhizome was used, with no hepatotoxic side effects; suppliers were using aerial parts as well.
  3. The age of the plant – The kava should be 5 years old before harvesting; suppliers were using very young plants (as young as 2 days old).
Unlicensed Kava is still classified by Health Canada as high risk, and selling unlicensed kava possesses several liability risks for both suppliers and retailers, as well as the safety risk for consumers.

For three and half years, Life Choice fought Health Canada’s decision banning Kava Kava and was successful in March 2012 as the first to legally introduce Kava Kava supplements back onto the Canadian market, with a fully-approved Natural Product Number license from Health Canada. This had a ripple effect on the international Kava market, as afterwards, Germany lifted their Kava ban. While some seem to believe that Health Canada lifted the Kava ban on a whim, in reality, it was the result of many hours of hard work. All Kava products being sold in Canada today are in a direct response of Life Choice pioneering for the consumer’s rights to purchase the product without discrimination and to remove the negative stigma associated with lesser quality Kava.
 

When true 5 year noble Kava roots are used, the product is perfectly safe and very effective for treating anxiety and stress. Sadly, just licensing the product does not guarantee that all Kava products are using the top quality material; the consumers will decide on what quality they purchase, now that they are given the freedom of choice.

Life Choice Kava uses the proper plant parts of the highest quality: 5 year noble roots grown in Vanuatu--even the Medicine Hunter visits the growing sites where Life Choice purchases their raw material to ensure an effective, safe, therapeutic product.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Natural News: Dual Hormone Imbalance: Estrogen and Testosterone Affecting Both Sexes with Aging



Dual Hormone Imbalance: Estrogen and Testosterone Affecting Both Sexes with Aging  

 

Age-related hormonal changes are a concern for both men and women. Men are concerned about testosterone, and women are concerned about estrogen. However, many forget that men and women have both hormones. In fact, during middle age, along with a decline in testosterone, many men experience an increase in estrogen, as well. Surprisingly, some studies have found that the estrogen levels of an average 54-year-old man are actually higher than those of the average 59-year-old woman.

Scientists are now beginning to study the dual hormones across both sexes. In one study, 400 men aged 20 to 50 agreed to have their testosterone production shut off for 16 weeks. Half of those received varying amounts of testosterone, and the other half also had estrogen synthesis shut off so that the effects of testosterone only could be studied. One of the subjects, who was a 28-year-old Harvard graduate student, was in the group that received testosterone; he noticed no difference. However, several others in the study who had no estrogen production began experiencing hot flashes.

So, how can men keep hormones balanced? If men and women have both hormones, what is the answer?

For both men and women, we recommend our HgH Homeopathic. One study found GH increased LBM and decreased fat mass in both men and women. When GH was combined with sex steroids, men experienced marginally increased muscle strength and oxygen uptake.

Both men and women could also benefit from Recovery H Cream. This healing cream contains chrysin, which prohibits testosterone conversion to estradiol. However oral chrysin is poorly absorbed, so its benefits are best experienced when applied topically. Also, Recovery H Cream is high in arginine, which is beneficial for both men and women, especially in libido and GH release.

For men, we also recommend Fiery Male® and Zinc Picolinate, as both of these products block estrogen conversion.

For women, we recommend Progest Liposome Cream for optimal estrogen-progesterone balance.
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