Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

FDA Investigation: Nutraceuticals: The Responsibility of Product Quality: It Begins With Management

FDA Investigation: Nutraceuticals: The Responsibility of Product Quality: It Begins With Management

(Major Dietary Supplements Companies In The U.S. Face Litigation)

A recent article appeared on November 27 in Preventdisease.com titled When It Comes To Nutraceuticals: Product Quality Matters. The article written by Life Choice founder and CEO Eldon Dahl, was written as a direct response to an article that appeared in Web MD titled Can You trust your Dietary Supplements?

Dahl, who has a doctorate in natural medicine, is an expert on nutraceuticals. He has been in the business for over 30 years. He has seen both the highs and lows of the industry. He is a firm believer in the health benefits that nutraceuticals can provide to individuals. Yet, he is under no illusion that many nutraceutical companies put profit before health. And as a result, are less than honest when it comes to informing the public about the quality of their products.

In Dahl's words " many nutraceutical companies are only concerned with profit. As a result they create products that don't deliver the health benefits that are stated on the package. By putting inferior natural ingredients into their formulation, they cut costs, and as a result are able to offer the product at a very low price to the consumer.

He continued, "In the end, the consumer loses because they just spent $8.00 to $15.00 on a health product that possesses absolutely no health benefits at all."




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Life Choice is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of top quality nutraceuticals. The company only manufacturers and supplies the highest quality natural products to markets in Canada, the United States and the European Union. 

All Life Choice nutraceutcials are clinically tested, government approved and licensed. Every product in the Life Choice family is formulated under the direct supervision of Eldon Dahl, the company's CEO and founder who possesses a doctorate in natural medicine. 

All of the company's products are professionally formulated to have therapeutic and medicinal value. 

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manger for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website and check out our products.

  

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Nutraceuticals: The Responsibility of Product Quality: It Begins With Management

Nutraceuticals: The Responsibility of Product Quality: 

It Begins With Management


CBC recently aired investigations by Marketplace and the Fifth Estate examining the practices of the supplement industry, and in all fairness the report was slanted and not presented accurately. The reports used U.S. content to confuse the viewers, showing trade show hustling, biased U.S. experts and even U.S. laboratory testing as if to say Canada does not possess experts or quality laboratory testing facilities which certainly is not the case. Several of the companies mentioned in the report have since responded, but the report did shed light on legitimate customer concerns.

We must be able to have an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs; public trust has also greatly waned for this group too. The alternative must be of the same high quality as used in the pharmaceutical industry, but without the damaging side effects and with GMP quality manufacturing. Testing must become the assurance consumers look for when buying natural food supplements but the testing cannot be assumed to be captured under a single method.

Suppliers have a responsibility to their customers, for what is on the label must be what is in the product. Product quality without a company’s ethical value and proper oversight leaves too great a gap for speculation. Management without moral consciousness will resort to all levels in order to sell a product for the greatest possible profit, and that could mean lying about the ingredients of their product, and the same holds true to the pharmaceutical industry.

It is not fare to group all Nutricutical companies in the same category, each must stand on their own merits; whenever transparency is an issue it gives good reason for the public to be weary. High standards can make all the difference, and consumers should be on the lookout for companies that can prove their quality. Below are some things to look for when choosing an effective supplement.

Amino acids should be made from fermentation process. One of the benefits of fermentation is the non-animal process; something many customers attest is an important benefit of the fermentation process. Most amino acids are made by extraction or a chemical synthesis and not by fermentation. Consumers should consider not taking amino acids produced by extraction process as it is not a very environmentally friendly process and uses sewage sludge, avian feathers or human hair in the process.
Raw materials vary greatly, most are purchased on price alone and don’t use the purest possible USP pharmaceutical gradestandards because price point on the shelf has taken president. In Canada consumers have greater assurances when purchasing supplements as all products sold must be licensed by Health Canada; those sold in the U.S.A. do not have the same standards or government oversight, but even this standard is not enough. 

Source materials can be genetically modified or subjected to organic or aqueous solvents and therefore chlorohydrocarbon remain as residue in the tissues.

Fillers and excipients are also cause for concern, consumers should examine the potency of the product and see how it matches the size of the tablet or capsules, an example 3 mg of the active in a 400 mg tablet, the amount of added fillers lessen the absorption.Excipientsshould be from a natural content such as microcrystalline cellulose (vegetable source), stearic acid, flow agent (vegetable source), and if you are vegetarian look for capsulesproduced from vegetarian source, where no animal gelatin is used.

Consumer have the full legal right to demand quality in the supplements they are taking and if the companies are found to be fraudulent then they should be held accountable, but only after assuring there was no stone unturned and all the facts have been considered. Consumers must be given a choice concerning their health care be it from non-GMO food to pharmaceutical drugs or Nutricutical health care products. P
harmaceutical standards can be used in the supplement industry so that every component of the manufacturing process results in therapeutic results and in the end isn’t results what we are looking for; it is high time to set the guidelines and to raise the standards straight across the board.


















Life Choice: The Responsibility of Product Quality

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The Responsibility of Product Quality


Next Webinar with Founder/CEO Eldon Dahl Coming in December!

Topic: Immunity and Allergies
Date: TBA
Time: 5:30 pm (MST)




Bio:
Eldon Dahl, Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Life Choice Ltd. Eldon has nearly three decades of experience in the naturopathic and natural healing industries. In his executive role with the company, Eldon oversees all daily operations, he also spearheads all health research into medical conditions—specifically anti-aging and chronic disease treatments.

Eldon graduated with a Doctorate of Naturopathic medicine in 1988, and he entered the field after witnessing family members struggle with cancer and recognizing a connection between nutrition and disease. He attributes his success in the industry by not compromising on core values, and using the highest quality raw materials in all formulations. His mission statement of “Healing the Nation, One Person at a Time” really says it all.

Outside of his work with Life Choice, Eldon gives back to the community through his volunteer efforts offering free supplements to naturopathic satellite clinics.

The Responsibility of Product Quality

CBC recently aired investigations by Marketplace and the Fifth Estatelooking at the supplement industry. Several of the companies mentioned in the report have since responded, but the report shed light on legitimate customer concerns.

We must be able to have an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs; public trust has greatly waned for this group too. The alternative must be of the same high quality as used in the pharmaceutical industry, but without the damaging side effects and with GMP quality manufacturing. Testing must become the assurance consumers look for when buying natural food supplements; it is time to raise the standards straight across the board.

Suppliers have a responsibility to their customers, for what is on the label must be what is in the product. Product quality without a company’s ethical value and proper oversight leaves too great a gap for speculation. Management without moral consciousness will resort to all levels in order to sell a product for the greatest possible profit, and that could mean lying about the ingredients of their products. We stand on product quality; next year marks our 30th anniversary and our values remain today as they did then: product quality without compromise.

All our raw materials are purchased based on the purest possible USP pharmaceutical grade, manufactured either in Japan, USA, or Europe. Our products are all licensed by Health Canada and formulated for maximum cellular absorption. Hormonal products are vegetarian, with the exception of our raw tissue gland formulations. All amino acids are free form, and purity must be 99.9% or higher. We encapsulate our formulas in vegetarian capsules and not the cheaper animal gelatin form, because the quality of every component is paramount.

Our glandulars are concentrates (not extracts) and are derived from New Zealand range-grazed bovine. The grasslands are non-fertilized and the animals are not administered feed supplements, hormones or antibiotics. The glands are quick frozen, never exceeding -5C. Their cellular structure is not damaged and is preserved in a biologically active and live state. Source materials are not subjected to organic or aqueous solvents and therefore no chlorohydrocarbon remain as residue in the tissues.

Our skin creams use only natural preservatives for stability purposes, and fragrances are light, fresh, and fleeting, so they neither conflict with expensive perfumes, nor cause sensitivity to those with allergies.

We use the minimal amount of fillers for capsule fullness; either microcrystalline cellulose (vegetable source), stearic acid, flow agent (vegetable source), the capsule shell is cellulose -from vegetarian source, no animal gelatin is used.

It is not fare to group all Nutricutical companies in the same category, each must stand on their own, whenever transparency is an issue it gives good reason for the public to be weary.

We go and beyond at Life Choice®, for not only do we produce our products for the consumer and health care professional, but we also take them personally and stand firmly behind each and every product we manufacture. Consumers have the full legal right to demand quality in the supplements they are taking and if the companies are found to be fraudulent then they should be held accountable, but only after assuring there was no stone unturned and all the facts have been considered.


Copyright © 2015 Life Choice, All rights reserved.


Our Contact Info is:
Address: P.O. Box 1696 Station Main, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B6
Tel: 866-226-1722
Fax: 866-226-1822
E-mail: info@life-choice.net
Web: lifechoice.net

For Doctor's Choice Inquiries:
E-mail: info@doctorschoice.ca
Web: doctorschoice.ca

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Many Benefits of L-Arginine: They Go Way Beyond Type 2 Diabetes.

The Many Benefits of L-Arginine: 
They Go Way Beyond Type 2 Diabetes
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A recent article appeared in  Medline Plus that discussed the many benefits of  L-arginine. The article began by stating that "L-arginine is a chemical building block called “an amino acid.” It is obtained from the diet and is necessary for the body to make proteins. L-arginine is found in red meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. It can also be made in a laboratory and used as medicine.

L-arginine is used for heart and blood vessel conditions including congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. L-arginine is also used for recurrent pain in the legs due to blocked arteries (intermittent claudication), decreased mental capacity in the elderly (senile dementia), erectile dysfunction (ED), and male infertility.


The article then went on to say "some people use L-arginine for preventing the common cold, improving kidney function after a kidney transplant, high blood pressure during pregnancy (pre-eclampsia), improving athletic performance, boosting the immune system, and preventing inflammation of the digestive tract in premature infants."


L-arginine is used in combination with a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications for various conditions. For example, L-arginine is used along with ibuprofen for migraine headaches; with conventional chemotherapy drugs for treating breast cancer; with other amino acids for treating weight loss in people with AIDS; and with fish oil and other supplements for reducing infections, improving wound healing, and shortening recovery time after surgery.


Some people apply L-arginine to the skin to speed wound healing and for increasing blood flow to cold hands and feet, especially in people with diabetes. It is also used as a cream for sexual problems in both men and women."





At Life Choice We Understand

Our L-arginine is the purest and highest quality L-arginine on the market today. No other nutraceutical company can match our L-arginine's natural formulation when it comes to product quality and effectiveness. 

Amino acids and fermentation


Life Choice® uses patented amino acids for their fermentation process. One of the benefits of fermentation is the non-animal process; something many customers attest is an important benefit of the fermentation process. Most amino acids are made by extraction or a chemical synthesis and not by fermentation. Life Choice® will never convert to an extraction process. Using an extraction process is not a very environmentally friendly process and uses sewage sludge, avian feathers or human hair in the process.

Some of the reasons Life Choice® products cost more than others are because they are non-animal sourced, meet the USP/EP/JP and FCC compendia, and are manufactured under cGMP standards.

Pharmaceutical quality used in every component of the manufacturing process resulting in professional, therapeutic medicine without compromise. 



L-ArginineScientific studies have confirmed that L-Arginine is able to stimulate the release of human grow hormone (HGH). HGH is a pituitary hormone that signals fat cells to be burned and muscles to be built. As we approach the age of thirty the release of HGH slows considerably. It is hoped that “hard to lose” groups – people over 30 and overweight individuals with slow metabolisms will benefit from HGH release as an approach to weight control.

Perhaps even greater importance of growth hormone is its ability to improve the body’s resistance to disease by stimulating the immune system. Growth hormone acts on the thymus gland to help it process T-cell effectors and B-cell lymphocytes. T-cells and B-cells are the major components of your body’s immune system; they selectively engulf and destroy invading viruses, bacteria and foreign chemicals. This effect of arginine retards the growth of cancerous tumors, and may benefit those suffering from AIDS and other malignant diseases that suppress the immune system. It is also very good for liver disorders such as cirrhosis and fatty liver; it aids in liver detoxification by neutralizing ammonia. more

About  


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Life Choice is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of top quality nutraceuticals. The company only manufacturers and supplies the highest quality natural products to markets in Canada, the United States and the European Union. 

All Life Choice nutraceutcials are clinically tested, government approved and licensed. Every product in the Life Choice family is formulated under the direct supervision of Eldon Dahl, the company's CEO and founder who possesses a doctorate in natural medicine. 

All of the company's products are professionally formulated to have therapeutic and medicinal value. 

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manger for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website and check out our products.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Life Choice: Experts Call On World Leaders To Tax Sugar To Save...

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A recent article published on November 13, 2015 in Tech Times and titled "Diabetes Experts Call on World Leaders to Tax Sugar to Save Lives and cut Health care Costs" focused on diabetes experts and their call to place a tax on sugar in order to fight obesity and diabetes.

According to this article, New data from the IDF, released at a World Diabetes Day event in Brussels, Belgium, last Nov. 11, showed that 415 million adults now have diabetes, with 318 million more at risk. By 2040, one in 10 persons is projected to develop the disease, which gets about five to 20 percent of different countries' health care funds."

The article continued, "a staggering 90 percent of all diabetes cases globally are type 2 diabetes, which is strongly linked to unhealthy living. About 75 percent of diabetes patients reside in developing countries confronted by rapid urbanization and shifts toward unhealthy diets and lifestyles, added IDF."

Petra Wilson, chief executive of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is pushing for a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages.

At Life Choice We Understand!


At Life Choice we understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We also understand the serious problem that confronts the global community when it comes to obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

Recently, Eldon Dahl, who possesses a doctorate in natural medicine, and who is the founder and owner of Life Choice Ltd. conducted a Webinar titled "Healthy Blood Glucose". The webinar is available below for your viewing.

                                                              Webinar: Healthy Blood Glucose  here.

About  


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Life Choice is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of top quality nutraceuticals. The company only manufacturers and supplies the highest quality natural products to markets in Canada, the United States and the European Union. 

All Life Choice nutraceutcials are clinically tested, government approved and licensed. Every product in the Life Choice family is formulated under the direct supervision of Eldon Dahl, the company's CEO and founder who possesses a doctorate in natural medicine. 

All of the company's products are professionally formulated to have therapeutic and medicinal value. 

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manger for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website and check out our products.

  

Life Choice: The Return of Whopping Cough In High Vaccination A...

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The Return of Whopping Cough In High Vaccination Areas

The Return of Whopping Cough in 
High Vaccination Areas


On November 20, 2015 Preventdisease.com published an article by Eldon Dahl, the founder and owner of Life Choice Ltd. titled "The Return of Whopping Cough in High Vaccination Areas." 

The article stated "Pertussis (whooping cough) has re-emerged in countries with high vaccination coverage and low mortality. Although it is listed as one of the top causes of vaccine preventable deaths, reports of a global resurgence originated in countries with low mortality and high vaccination coverage. Priorities are to decrease infant mortality by improving coverage and timeliness of vaccination and implementing pertussis surveillance, but vaccinations don’t seem to be working and this is of great concern"

Dahl, who possesses a Doctorate In Natural Medicine wrote " Whooping cough is a relatively new infectious disease afflicting human beings, compared with other infectious diseases, and is undergoing a resurgence despite decades of vaccination"




At Life Choice We Understand


At Life Choice we understand the importance of a healthy immune system. That is why we have especially formulated the following natural health products to help strengthen your immune system: Laktokhan,  Colloidal Silver, Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme, Zinc Picolinate, Thymus Gland and L-Lysine.


About  


Platinum Sponsor
Life Choice is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of top quality nutraceuticals. The company only manufacturers and supplies the highest quality natural products to markets in Canada, the United States and the European Union. 

All Life Choice nutraceutcials are clinically tested, government approved and licensed. Every product in the Life Choice family is formulated under the direct supervision of Eldon Dahl, the company's CEO and founder who possesses a doctorate in natural medicine. 

All of the company's products are professionally formulated to have therapeutic and medicinal value. 

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manger for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our website and check out our products.





Friday, November 20, 2015

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The Return of Whooping Cough in High Vaccination Areas

he latest news from Life Choice! 

Next Webinar with Founder/CEO Eldon Dahl Coming in December!

Topic: Immunity and Allergies
Date: TBA
Time: 5:30 pm (MST)




Bio:
Eldon Dahl, Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Life Choice Ltd. Eldon has nearly three decades of experience in the naturopathic and natural healing industries. In his executive role with the company, Eldon oversees all daily operations, he also spearheads all health research into medical conditions—specifically anti-aging and chronic disease treatments.

Eldon graduated with a Doctorate of Naturopathic medicine in 1988, and he entered the field after witnessing family members struggle with cancer and recognizing a connection between nutrition and disease. He attributes his success in the industry by not compromising on core values, and using the highest quality raw materials in all formulations. His mission statement of “Healing the Nation, One Person at a Time” really says it all.

Outside of his work with Life Choice, Eldon gives back to the community through his volunteer efforts offering free supplements to naturopathic satellite clinics.

The Return of Whooping Cough in High Vaccination Areas

Pertussis (whooping cough) has re-emerged in countries with high vaccination coverage and low mortality.

Although it is listed as one of the top causes of vaccine preventable deaths, reports of a global resurgence originated in countries with low mortality and high vaccination coverage. Priorities are to decrease infant mortality by improving coverage and timeliness of vaccination and implementing pertussis surveillance, but vaccinations don’t seem to be working and this is of great concern.

More recently some countries with sustained high vaccine coverage have experienced increases in pertussis, especially in older children and adults, the reasons for which are complex. The issue may stem from under diagnosis or missed diagnosis and under-reporting, which hinder surveillance, as well as gaps in our knowledge of levels of herd immunity generated by the vaccination programs.

Whooping cough is a relatively new infectious disease afflicting human beings, compared with other infectious diseases, and is undergoing a resurgence despite decades of vaccination.

One study found that the body's response to a pertussis infection was correlated with vaccination status. There was a primary response in unvaccinated children.

How common is whooping cough in a non-vaccinating country?.

In Sweden, general vaccination with a whole cell pertussis vaccine was recommended from 1953. In 1979 the recommendation was withdrawn because the Swedish-made vaccine had become ineffective. In order to determine the incidence of the disease in a non-vaccinating country, 400 children born in 1980 were randomly selected from the population register of Goteborg, Sweden. The parents of the children were interviewed in 1990, when the children were 10 years old. The parents of 377 children could be reached, and of those 372 were not vaccinated against pertussis. Of the nonvaccinated children 61% had experienced clinically typical whooping cough; 195 (119 with and 76 without a history of whooping cough) agreed to donate a serum sample for determination of antibodies against pertussis toxin, filamentous hemagglutinin and pertactin. Of the children with a history of whooping cough, 91% had antibodies against pertussis toxin, as had 64% of the children without a history of disease. All but 3 children had antibodies against filamentous hemagglutinin and all 195 children had antibodies against pertactin. The antibody titers against the 2 last mentioned proteins did not differ between children with and without a history of whooping cough or between children with and without antibodies against pertussis toxin.

In another study conducted by the Center For Infectious Disease Dynamics found that pertussis vaccination "actually enhances the colonization Bordetella parapertussis, the bacteria that causes pertussis, and that the vaccination itself may have contributed to the observed increase in whooping cough over the last decade.

In light of these solid studies why is the rest of the world still heavily vaccinating its citizens for whooping cough / pertussis when it has proven unsuccessful and appears to be increasing in the vaccinated groups? Could this enzyme deficiency in vaccinated subjects be linked to a lack of naturally occurring anti-bodies? From the time we are born our body’s immune system begins to create anti-bodies and depending on the region of birth they create anti-bodies specifically to the threats of their own community. In the western world we heavily vaccine children beginning at childbirth, is this resurgence of pertussis the result of not having their own antibodies due to a life time of vaccinations, this avenue of thought must be considered regardless of the outcome or the profits lost in the world wide vaccination programs?

It used to be that infants were not vaccinated as early as today they allowed 6 months for the child’s own immune defense to develop now they are vaccinated before leaving the hospitals. How can the individuals immune system develop if they are being shut down or altered with vaccinations, how can they hope to adapt to new virus protection when bacteria begin mutating? Do you think what is done in a laboratory is more efficient than what is done within the body pertaining to the individual needs and region to where they live? Will we look back at this generation and see the errors of our ways when antibiotics fail or will we line up for vaccinations each time a new strain of bacteria is discovered since we no longer have our own immune defense? This is an age of discovery but the question that remains unanswered is what the discovery will be?

Products to help build our immunity are: Laktokhan, Colloidal Silver, Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme, Zinc Picolinate, Thymus Gland and L-Lysine.


Copyright © 2015 Life Choice, All rights reserved.


Our Contact Info is:
Address: P.O. Box 1696 Station Main, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B6
Tel: 866-226-1722
Fax: 866-226-1822
E-mail: info@life-choice.net
Web: lifechoice.net

For Doctor's Choice Inquiries:
E-mail: info@doctorschoice.ca
Web: doctorschoice.ca