Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Life Choice: Vitamin Deficiencies: Americans And Europeans Top ...

Life Choice: Vitamin Deficiencies: Americans And Europeans Top ...: The year 2012 is the 100 year anniversary of vitamins, and although diets have improved overall during this time, research published in th...

Vitamin Deficiencies: Americans And Europeans Top The List


The year 2012 is the 100 year anniversary of vitamins, and although diets have improved overall during this time, research published in the 'British Journal of Nutrition' suggests that population-wide vitamin intake inadequacies still exist even in the Western World where plenty of food is available.

No one will argue that vitamins play a vital role in the diet, delivering long term benefits to health, and yet this research highlights that 100 years after their discovery there are still major gaps that urgently need closing - to improve people's long term health.

In recent decades, changing diets and lifestyles in Western Societies, and a shift towards fast or convenience foods with a lower density of vitamins and minerals, may be one of the factors involved. It is possible that many people who do not receive the recommended intakes are not aware of their deficiencies.

Vitamin deficiencies cause many different types of symptoms and illnesses. People in the United States and Europe generally assume that these types of deficiencies are only confined to third world and underdeveloped nations. However contrary to popular belief, this is not the case. Researchers in the aforementioned study, revealed that despite the wide range of foods available, many developed countries -- including Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA -- suffer from 'widespread' vitamin inadequacies in the population.
 
Other studies have pointed out, for example, that in Germany, the UK and the USA, at least three quarters of the population have a poor vitamin D intake, and are not meeting recommended intakes. For those unfamiliar, vitamin D is vital to bone health and muscle strength, and it can, according to some studies, reduce the risk of falls and fractures linked to Osteoporosis by 20%. It is also essential for children in the prevention of rickets.

Similar studies have pointed out that Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Vitamin B9 ( which is especially important for pregnant women ) intakes are below the recommended daily intake advisories levels as well.  Some health advocates suggest that more can be done in Western Europe and The United States by national public health experts to make people more aware of the problem.

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Life Choice www.life-choice.net/  is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website www.life-choice.net/ and check out our products for yourself http://www.life-choice.net/category/prod/Products

Sources:


Vitamin D status among adolescents in Europe: The Healthy Lifestyle In Europe By Nutrition In Adolescence Study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21846429

Monday, June 25, 2012

Life Choice: Eating Raisins Help Fights Tooth Decay

Life Choice: Eating Raisins Help Fights Tooth Decay: They are small and they taste super sweet, but rather than harm your teeth, raisins or dried grapes can actually prevent cavities and tooth...

Eating Raisins Help Fights Tooth Decay

They are small and they taste super sweet, but rather than harm your teeth, raisins or dried grapes can actually prevent cavities and tooth decay.

We have known for a long time that eating sweets and sticky foods can lead to cavities and tooth decay. 
Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on foods left on the teeth, manufacturing acids as a result. Over an extended period of time, these acids slowly destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.

Although raisins are sweet and sticky, their sweetness is contributed mainly to fructose and glucose types of sugar - not sucrose, which some experts consider to be the main culprit of sugar-related oral diseases.

Contradicting a longstanding public perception that raisins promote cavities, a recent study out of Chicago suggest that compounds in the popular fruit snack may in fact fight tooth decay. According to researchers at the University of Chicago,  certain chemicals in raisins suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease.

These researchers have concluded that raisins are packed with lots of calcium and boron which strengthen teeth and their enamel - and fortify your bones. The have also concluded that the fruits rich stores of oleanolic acid block the growth  of the bacteria behind gingivitis and other gum diseases.

Eat a handful a day and chew them awhile. The longer raisins stick to your teeth, the better, since it ensure the bacteria destroying compounds has time to do its work.

However, like always, for good dental hygiene make sure that you brush after each meal and floss at least once a day. Also regular dental checkup will help you keep your smile.

About

Life Choice www.life-choice.net/  is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website www.life-choice.net/ and check out our products for yourself http://www.life-choice.net/category/prod/Products

Sources

Woman's World Magazine, p. 25 (June 25, 2012)

Raisins may help fight - not cause - cavities
http://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/raisins.html

Friday, June 15, 2012

Life Choice: All Things Are Not Created Equal: Huge Gaps In Qua...

Life Choice: All Things Are Not Created Equal: Huge Gaps In Qua...: From Prevent Disease.com (June 6, 2012) All Things Are Not Created Equal: Huge Gaps In Quality In The Natural Health I...

All Things Are Not Created Equal: Huge Gaps In Quality In The Natural Health Industry

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From Prevent Disease.com (June 6, 2012)


All Things Are Not Created Equal: Huge Gaps In Quality In The Natural Health Industry

Dr. Eldon Dahl explains how product quality is being sacrificed for convenience and price point ultimately creating an entire industry filled with supplements of non-therapeutic value.

 Think of the natural health industry as a beautifully healthy, organic orange tree. Now, if you can imagine, cut a wedge in that tree’s trunk, and graft in a foreign branch that is not from the origin--for instance, a nonorganic lemon tree branch. Once the original tree accepts the new branch, both the orange and the lemon will feed from the same roots.

Using this illustration, imagine the lemon branch as a grafted in government-regulated health product, having non-therapeutic value, and a price-directed licensed formulation. Both are feeding from the original roots--that is, the natural health food industry--but one is efficacious, while the other is not. The two are not equal. What is the difference? The lemon was never intended to be part of the original tree, yet through regulations it remains protected while it feeds from the original host.



If we remain true to our roots, the grafting process could be successful and perhaps even beneficial. However, if quality becomes compromised for the sake of yield, we risk becoming a shadow of our true selves--a shell of what could have been. And, the longer we tread the path of quick convenience, the harder it is to turn around.

A question begs to be answered: when the altered tree produces another branch, what will the branch be? The branch would be an organic orange, as the tree will return to its true origin. For the sake of the natural health industry worldwide, we must return to our roots of origin, and once again stand to be counted different. Efficacious and therapeutic natural health supplements, which are our "life tree," depend on it.

Licensing, under the umbrella of a natural health product, combined with global regulatory health agencies; and the product quality of raw materials.
  1. Global licensing while holding onto efficacy and therapeutic value?
  2. Label claims and the confusion they cause for customers?
  3. Raw materials: are all things created equally?
  4. Will less popular products be eliminated due to licensing costs?
  5. What is the future of the global natural health industry?
  6. What is the difference between natural health products and pharmaceutical health products?

Because the whole truth about most of the conventional vitamins, minerals and natural health products on the shelves is that they are synthetic chemical isolates. Our bodies understand and seek nourishment from whole food. Synthetic chemical isolated forms of nutrients lack the full spectrum of Nature’s benefits. Frankly, we prefer the real thing to a synthetic version of the real thing. Who wouldn’t?

By Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND


Sources:
newchapter.com

Life Choice: Dr. Eldon Dahl (ND) talks Immunology WIth "Health ...

Life Choice: Dr. Eldon Dahl (ND) talks Immunology WIth "Health ...: ON HEALTH & HEALING - Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND on Boosting Your Immune System Naturally June 15, 2012 by Angela Levesque Dr....

Dr. Eldon Dahl (ND) talks Immunology WIth "Health And Healing Radio" Host Angela Levesque

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ON HEALTH & HEALING - Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND on Boosting Your Immune System Naturally

June 15, 2012 by Angela Levesque

Dr. Eldon Dahl on Boosting your immune system naturally. We hear a lot about vaccinations as a way to protect us from illness, but what can we do to boost the body's immunity without the use of drugs or vaccines?

Dr. Eldon Dahl, a naturopathic physician, founded the nutraceutical company Life Choice™ in 1986. It’s no surprise that Eldon Dahl grew up to be a naturopath. During his youth, his mother took him to their family naturopathic doctor and she used natural health supplements, raising her family with vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies—and without vaccinations.Attending a conference on antiaging sparked in him the desire to research ways of preserving our youthful faculties. His clinical studies, using dosage levels unheard of in conventional medicine, focused on reducing lipofuscin within cell membranes, as well as oxidation within the brain, using increased doses of antioxidants. His specialty as a researcher focuses on the immune system and the correlation between its decline and disease. http://www.life-choice.net/ «

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Life Choice: Fight Alzheimer's The Natural Way

Life Choice: Fight Alzheimer's The Natural Way: Alzheimer’s disease is one of those things that people would rather not think about. It is, perhaps, the classic illness of old age. Physi...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fight Alzheimer's The Natural Way


Alzheimer’s disease is one of those things that people would rather not think about. It is, perhaps, the classic illness of old age. Physical frailty is expected, and can be coped with. Mental frailty is much scarier for the sufferer and more demanding for those who have to look after him. It is expensive, too. Alzheimer’s is estimated to cost America alone some $170 billion a year. And it is getting commoner as average lifespans increase. The number of people suffering from the disease is expected to triple by 2050.

The problem of what causes Alzheimer’s is profound. The physical manifestations of the disease that Alois Alzheimer noticed in 1906 are sticky plaques of one type of protein, now known as beta-amyloid, and nerve-cell-engulfing tangles of a second type, called tau protein. Since 1991, the the hypothesis is that the disease is caused by the plaques, and that the tangles are mere consequence.

Whatever the cause, one of the fundamental problems is that, whatever is causing the damage, treatment is starting too late. By the time someone presents behavioral symptoms, such as forgetfulness, his brain is already in a significant state of disrepair. Even a “cure” is unlikely to restore lost function. 

If there is no know cure, then what is your alternative? Diet, exercise and mental stimulation seem to be the three ingredients that your body needs to help keep you mentally fit. Adding a natural supplement would also be a great benefit to keeping your mind and memory sharp.
 
Diet

The best thing you can do for your brain is to have a healthy heart. Much of our modern day diseases are caused by free radicals and oxidation in our bodies.In order to prevent the onset of these diseases, eating anti-oxidants on a daily basis is essential.

Anti Oxidants are primarily the vitamins A, C, and E. If you consume the recommended dietary intake of fruits and vegetables then you are probably consuming the recommended amount of vitamins A, C, and E.

Orange colored fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A can be found in cantaloupe, yams, carrots, leafy green vegetables and milk.Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits likes grapefruits and oranges. It can also be found in guava, kiwi, strawberries, potatoes and some cereals.Vitamin E can be found in fish, poultry, wheat germ, nuts and seeds, as well as vegetables and their oils.

In addition to Vitamins A, C and E, there are also benefits in spices and herbs. Turmeric, which can be found in curry, defends the brain from oxidation. You can add this spice to stews, potato salad or any tomato based sauce. Adding herbs like ginseng to improve brain function and antioxidant-rich herbs like rosemary, oregano, caraway, dill and fennel to your meals will do your brain wonders.

Eating oily fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna, which are rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin B12 will also help you stay mentally fit. These nutrients are especially helpful in the early stages of Alzheimer's. In addition to fish, other good sources of Omega-3's are found in walnuts, avocados, flax seed, and enriched eggs,

An increase in folic acid levels also helps improve your mental capabilities. Folic acid is found in leafy green vegetables, lentils, avocados, bananas, oranges and asparagus. 

Also, ginkgo biloba is also useful to promote a healthy memory. Ginkgo biloba can be found in green teas.

Exercise 

Exercise outdoors by walking, swimming, water aerobics, gardening, yoga or meditation. If you do this 3 or 4 times a week your heart and mind will love you for it.

Mental Stimulation

Keep mentally active with jigsaw and crossword puzzles, reading, word games and computer games.

Natural Supplement

Taking a natural supplement can also help your body stay fit when it comes to your mental health. 

About

Life Choice www.life-choice.net/  is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website www.life-choice.net/ and check out our products for yourself http://www.life-choice.net/category/prod/Products

Life Choice offers a variety of natural supplements that can help your body stay healthy when it comes to your cognitive (memory) health: Memory Support; Melatonin; GABA and Vanadyl Sulfate are just a few of the cognitive products that Life Choice offers to help your mind and body stay healthy and fit.

Sources

How To Naturally Treat Alzheimer's Disease

How To Choose Foods That Fight Alzheimer's

The Economist Magazine "No End To Demntia" June 17, 2010





Sunday, June 3, 2012

Life Choice's Colloidal Silver Homeopathic Oral Spray

Life Choice Colloidal Silver Homeopathic Oral Spray is a clever combination of a time-tested antiseptic and disinfectant with a homeopathic method of preparation, producing an excellent remedy against bacterial infection and immune-boosting. Silver, used here in colloidal form, is becoming increasingly important in the medical world; and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth maintains a Royal Homeopath to this day.

Silver has a long tradition as an antiseptic.  In fact, the expression “born with a silver spoon in his mouth”, so the story goes, came about because the wealthy gave their children silver eating utensils and toys, such as teething rings and rattles, specifically to ward off disease.  Considering what sanitation facilities were like in those times, this is likely more fact than legend.  And doctors for many years gave newborn infants eye drops of silver solution at birth, to prevent infection.  In colloid (suspended in water, not dissolved) form, silver ions are bioactive, and prevent bacteria from forming the chemical bonds they need in order to multiply. Consistently, studies have shown that silver has a well-deserved reputation.

Silver’s importance in medical applications is increasing of late, due to the upsurge in antibiotic-resistant bacteria: even wound dressings are incorporating silver to protect against such infections, which are now rampant throughout our hospitals. Supportive studies are showing that silver ions are highly effective against bacterial infections, including the resistant ones. 
Silver also kills bacteria in external wounds in living tissue, and therefore physicians use wound dressings containing silver sulfadiazine (Ag-SD) to treat external infections.  In addition, silver is used in medical applications, such as urinary catheters and endotracheal breathing tubes, where the silver content is effective in reducing incidences of catheter-related urinary tract infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia, respectively. Silver is also used in bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopedic surgery and cardiac devices, as well as on surfaces and fabrics to reduce the spread of infection.

Concerns of health authorities regarding consumption of colloidal silver are ably answered here, with this homeopathically-prepared colloidal silver formulation. Homeopathy, which is a therapeutic method using micro-doses (parts per million) of natural substances from plants, animals, and minerals, has never raised safety issues due to the extreme dilution of the remedies; such micro-doses are used in order to stimulate the body’s natural mechanisms to protect and heal itself. Using the principle of “Similia Similibus Curentur” (“Like cures like”), homeopathy therefore works at the sub-molecular level to re-establish this exceptional potential present in us all.

Life Choice Colloidal Silver Homeopathic Oral Spray combines two technologies to deliver the effective anti-bacterial qualities of silver ions in a safe, easy-to-take spray mist.  Its homeopathic nature makes it helpful to the body’s ability to fight infection anywhere in the body, as it provides a gentle “reminder” to the immune system to heal itself, spritz by spritz. 

About

Life Choice www.life-choice.net/  is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website www.life-choice.net/ and check out our products for yourself http://www.life-choice.net/category/prod/Products

Colloidal Silver Remains A Powerful Healer And Natural Antibiotic

Despite the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) and Health Canada (HC) opposition Colloidal Silver remains a powerful healer. 

This natural antibiotic has been used medicinally throughout the ages with great success. And now some very promising research is being done on silver as a cancer treatment. 

In the 1800s and early 1900s, colloidal silver compounds were widely used to fight infections  It was also used as an excellent topical application for scraps, wounds, cuts and sores. Its practical and historical evidence proved and confirmed its efficacy as a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. 

As a natural remedy it was used extensively until the 1940s when the advent of "modern" antibiotics became popular. However, even with the introduction of "modern" antibiotics, its use still remained popular in many parts of the world to treat water, purify air and as a medical dressing to prevent infection in burn victims. 

However, despite the long history of successful Colloidal silver usage as a natural antibiotic, including its modern use in wound dressings and burn salves, it soon became the official position of HC and the FDA that "silver was not safe nor was it an effective substance to treat any disease or medical condition".  As a result, both agencies threw their support behind the manufacturing and use of  'modern' antibiotic drugs to fight bacterial infections.

The big problem with antibiotic drugs, as we now know, is that bacteria can become resistant to them, adapting into super bugs that are very difficult to treat. Equally concerning is that there are reports now surfacing from people in the medical field that bacteria are now mutating for pneumonia and meningitis as well. Meaning that we now not only have antibiotic-resistant super bugs, we have vaccine-resistant ones as well. 

These reports are just the latest indication, that the “miracle drugs” and vaccines that the FDA and Health Canada supported since the mid 1900s are not standing the test of time. Contrast this with colloidal silver, which has been used as a bactericide for over a millennium—and has never produced a single silver-resistant bacteria (Colloidal silver is resistant to bacteria and bacteria mutations).

Finally, current research into Colloidal silver as an anti-cancer agent has shown positive results. Yet here again, it is the current mind set of Health Canada and the FDA that seem to impede any real progress.
 
So the question that has to be asked is "Why is the FDA and Health Canada so stubbornly opposed to Colloidal Silver?" Is it because the agencies do not like competition for its approved patented drugs which are not derived from natural sources? Is it because they are large government bureaucracies who are slow to change their way of thinking?

It would seem that people dying from resistant bugs does not seem to move the FDA or Health Canada quick enough, both agencies seem to be fixated upon the discovery of "new" patented drugs that may quell the super bugs, even though such drugs are not being produced much, and when they are, they often prove to be too toxic for human use. 

Colloidal Silver has been used for hundreds of years as a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. It has been used to treat wounds, infections, cuts and sores. Modern research suggest that it may have a promising future to fight various forms of cancer - even though more scientific research is needed.

As a natural substance it has stood the test of time and proven itself to be resistant to harmful bacteria and bacterial mutations, something that cannot be said for "modern" antibiotics.

Maybe it is time for Health Canada and The Food and Drug Administration to reopen their file on Colloidal Silver and reexamine their position concerning this natural antibiotic. Given the trend of super bugs and their resistance to "modern" antibiotics, what harm can it do?


About

Life Choice www.life-choice.net/  is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website www.life-choice.net/ and check out our products for yourself http://www.life-choice.net/category/prod/Products

Sources

The Alliance For Natural Health, May 15, 2012, " Worlds oldest antibiotic shows promise as an anti cancer treatment" /http://www.anh-usa.org/oldest-antibiotic-shows-promise-as-anti-cancer/


Friday, June 1, 2012

Life Choice: Eating Fish May Lower Your Risk Of Getting Alzheim...

Life Choice: Eating Fish May Lower Your Risk Of Getting Alzheim...: New research seems to suggest that eating salmon, tuna or shrimp may do the brain some good. A study coordinated by Dr. Cyrus Raji of the U...

Eating Fish May Lower Your Risk Of Getting Alzheimer's

New research seems to suggest that eating salmon, tuna or shrimp may do the brain some good. A study coordinated by Dr. Cyrus Raji of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's department of medicine, found that participants who regularly ate baked or broiled fish lowered their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

The study suggested that individuals who made a point of having fish every week cut their Alzheimer's risk by 60%.

In the study, Raji and his colleagues, took brain scans of 260 healthy elderly participants at the start of the study and then again later, tracking these changes over an average of 10 years. Compared with non-fish eaters, those eating fish at least once a week showed less brain cell loss in those areas of the brain that is responsible for regulating memory. These people also showed stronger working, or short term memory, which allowed them to perform tasks more efficiently.

People who ate fish at least once a week — most of whom consumed fish one to four times a week — were significantly less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment over the five years following their brain scans, compared with those who didn’t eat fish.

The fact that fish-eaters may experience brain benefits from seafood does make sense — other studies have suggested that the omega-3 fatty acids found in some fish such as salmon can lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. These studies have concluded that it is the fish's omega 3 oils that prevent cellular inflammation - a leading cause of brain deterioration.

So if you love shrimp, tuna or salmon, try to eat at least two servings of these foods per week and your memory and brain will love you for it.

About

Life Choice www.life-choice.net/  is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website www.life-choice.net/ and check out our products for yourself http://www.life-choice.net/category/prod/Products

Life Choice offers a variety of natural supplements that can help your body stay healthy when it comes to your cognitive (memory) health: Memory Support; Melatonin; GABA and Vanadyl Sulfate are just a few of the cognitive products that Life Choice offers to help your mind and body stay healthy and fit.


Source

Woman's World "Age Proof Your Brain", Stay Sharp By Eating Seafood, June 4, 2012, p.14

Time Heathland " Brain Food - Eating Fish May  Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer's"
http://healthland.time.com/2011/12/01/brain-food-eating-fish-may-lower-your-risk-of-alzheimers/