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Good Sleep Means Good Health

The rejuvenation of mind and body starts with a good night’s sleep.  If you’re having trouble reaching the desired 7-9 hours a night, you’re not alone,  it’s estimated that 3.3 million Canadians over the age of 15 have problems getting enough sleep which can harm their health.  A Canadian Community Health Survey found that 18 per cent of these people receive less than five hours of sleep a night.
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Can Vitamins Cure Skin Conditions

by Andrew Saul as featured in ‘Food Matters’


Skin troubles are a common, often painful problem. Topical applications of vitamin E, and/or vitamin C and niacin provide rapid relief. The first reports indicating that vitamin E, and concentrated topical and IV solutions of vitamin C were a highly effective treatment for burns surfaced over 50 years ago. Vitamins may be used to treat both thermal burns and sun burns, as well as wrinkles, pigmentation, scrapes, bug bites, and even bed sores.


Foods alone do not provide sufficient vitamins to provide maximum healing. Vitamins also provide protection against skin-aging damage caused by exposure to the sun. The benefits of vitamin C and niacin have been proven in numerous controlled clinical trials using high potency vitamin C and niacin creams.   The scientific literature contains at least 29 reports published since 2003 using niacin creams and 8 using vitamin C creams. Even before the Korean War, orthomolecular physicians were reporting topical vitamin E to be a superior treatment for burns.  Recent research conforms this.


Linus Pauling reviewed the scientific literature on burns in his book “How to Live Longer and Feel Better.” In the two decades since publication of this book, claims about burns have been tested and confirmed.  One animal study confirmed that, in severely burned animals treated with IV vitamin C, high intravenous doses of vitamin C are required to optimize burn treatment, equivalent to 120,000 mg/day for a human. 


Vitamin skeptics continue to argue that there are no proven benefits to vitamins at doses higher than the RDA. The case of vitamins and skin conditions is a clear case proving the skeptics wrong. It is time that physicians start to put the remarkable healing powers of vitamins to work for their patients. In the meantime, the low toxicity and ready availability of vitamin supplements and creams enables the self-educated to act for themselves.


For a full list of references visit the original article: http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n01.shtml


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Anxiety – Possible Causes & Natural Supplements

Unfortunately, many doctors treat anxiety with medications that are often addictive, ineffective in the long run and are filled with negative side effects.

Fortunately, there are natural therapies that can be as or more effective in the long run, with no side effects.  Anxiety must always be treated physically and mentally.
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Acid-Alkaline – Tips For Balancing Your Diet

Alkaline Diet

Almost all foods that we eat, after being digested, absorbed, and metabolised, release either an acid or an alkaline base (bicarbonate) into blood. Grains, fish, meat, poultry, shellfish, cheese, milk, and salt all produce acid. The mass consumption of these foods have caused our bodies to become overly acidic, which strips it of minerals. Over the long haul, those who do not balance their diet with alkaline foods (vegetables and fruits, primarily) become prone to weak bones, joints and muscles, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and a host of other health problems. In other words, long-term health and longevity have everything to do with acid-alkaline balance.

Consider the Inuit (a.k.a., Eskimos), who do not have access to many fruits and vegetables. Their diets consist largely of seal meat, fish and whale blubber. While they eat few grains, their diet is nevertheless highly acidic. Though a sturdy bunch, with healthy hearts, their bones start breaking down prematurely. Indeed, the Inuit people have the worst longevity statistics in North America.

Alkaline Diet

In contrast is Okinawa, where more people live to 100 years of age, longer than anywhere in the world. While meat, rice, soy and seafood (highly acidic foods) are squarely in the diet, so are a vast range of different vegetables and fruits, rich in anti-oxidants, as well as minerals that counteract acidity. A wealth of fascinating anthropologic and scientific evidence exists that supports the acid-alkaline theory of health and longevity; there is much information to research this further.

The typical American diet is similar to that of the Inuit in that there is entirely too much meat and not enough alkaline vegetables to balance it. Factory farms in the US manufacture meat and animal products in unhealthy ways, leaving them loaded with toxins and inflammatory compounds. Furthermore, charring meat adds flavor, as well as cancer-causing substances.

To make matters worse, the acidity of the American diet is compounded by all the starches and sweets consumed. Many of these processed foods can be as acidic as meat, chicken, fish and seafood (colas are even more acidic), but are not nearly as full of nutrients. Acidic foods are also generally lacking in fiber, which helps control blood sugar and improves bowel health. The friendly bacteria in the gut need fiber to function. Without them, not only does the digestive system suffer, but also the immune defenses.

The problem is not so much any particular food, but rather the cumulative effect of a highly acidic diet over many decades that eats away at our health.

So, where does that leave us? What can we do to reduce the impact of an acidic diet? For one, reduce the serving sizes of the acidic foods, while increasing the amount of greens and other alkaline veggies during a meal. This markedly reduces the total number of calories consumed, while reducing the acid impact. Learning about what foods are highly acidic or alkaline can help one balance the diet better.

Yet, to make it easy, here are a few suggestions that can help you add more alkaline foods to your diet – Have a big salad at least once a day using green leafy vegetables (especially collard or mustard greens, endive and kale) and add sprouts, broccoli, parsely, asperagus and peppers. Grind black pepper on everything savory. Squeeze lemon or lime juice on fish, salads or in your beverage. Munch on pumpkin seeds or add them to salads. Use sea salt (Celtic, French or Himalayan preferred) rather than regular table salt. Use Apple cider vinegar rather than Balsamic vinegar. Drink ginger tea instead of coffee. If you like radishes, eat them like candy. If you want something sweet, eat cantaloupe, tangerines, mandarins and assorted berries. Let vegetable juices be your summer thirst quencher. Quell a hunger with celery smeared with nut butter. Smear half of an avocado on toast, rather than margarine.

Green leafy vegetables and the foods mentioned above can make a major difference in the balance of things and protect the bones, joints, muscles, heart, brain, liver and kidneys. Alkaline bodies are also much more resistant to infection and cancer.

As far as diets go, these are not boring foods by any means. Indeed, there is a great variety to choose from, and hundreds of simple recipes to play with. In addition, many other healthy and tasty foods are alkaline forming, though not with the same impact as the foods listed above. There are also alkaline mineral supplements, such as the citrates of potassium, magnesium and calcium, which can have profound effects on health and well-being.Source: www.naturalnews.com

Vitamin C, The Most Successful Vitamin for Healing By Dr Andrew Saul

Benefits of Vitamin C

Progress takes time, unfortunately. Fresh fruit was known to cure scurvy by 1753, yet governments ignored the fact for nearly 100 years. Countless thousands died in the meantime. The 19th century doctor who first advocated washing one’s hands between patients, died  after being ignored and disgraced by the medical profession. Toxic mercury was used as medicine into the twentieth century. And so it has been.
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What Are Enzymes

Proper Digestion

We’ve all seen a colony of ants.  All those little workers rushing around doing their jobs.  It seems so random, but they are each doing something very specific that needs to be done for the good of the whole colony.

That’s what I imagine enzymes to be like.  Enzymes are really proteins – hard working proteins.  They are catalysts that facilitate and speed up the different reactions in the body.  One of the jobs of digestive enzymes is to help break down the large molecules of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and other components of the foods we eat. 

If you experience gas, bloating, irregular bowels, burping, or other digestive discomforts after eating, you may be feeling the consequences of not enough digestive enzymes.  Having enough enzymes – all the different types – is key to good health.  Food is your body’s fuel and incomplete digestion and assimilation of that fuel leads to mal-nourishment at the cellular level.  If the cells aren’t healthy the whole body suffers. 

Digestive enzymes are naturally produced within your body. We also get enzymes from raw foods.  Many children are eating lots of processed food on a daily basis.  Processed food, even the healthier versions, are lacking those essential enzymes, which are heat sensitive.

Including raw foods (foods that have not been heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit) is important because the enzymes are still viable.

The average American diet is responsible for the development of chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, stroke, etc. Why is diet so important for our health?  Because the food (and supplements) we consume provide our cells the nutrients to survive and function.  That’s why in holistic medicine we focus on the health of the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract, where the food is digested and assimilated into the body.

Throughout the GI tract, from the mouth through the intestines, enzymes are secreted from glands to help digest the fat, carbohydrates and proteins we eat.  We also consume enzymes through RAW food.  Enzymes are denatured (inactivated) by heat.  So the enzymes in cooked food lose their function, which is to increase the rates of chemical reactions within the body.



”Although the body can manufacture enzymes,
the more you use your enzyme potential,
the faster it is going to run out…”

– Dr. Edward Howell (Noted Pioneer in the field of Enzyme Research)

Supporting our body with RAW food, supports our enzyme supply.  Raw foods contain all the enzymes necessary for their own digestion.  Eating too much processed and cooked food and too little live, raw food can result in enzyme deficiencies.

There is research to support the health benefits of enzymes, for example:
 Bromelain (an enzyme found in fresh pineapple) has been found to have anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-inflammatory properties are huge since chronic inflammation has been linked to many diseases including allergies, asthma, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Very Important: Enzymes rely on vitamins and minerals to function properly.



“Enzymes are complex proteins that act as catalysts in almost every biochemical process that takes place in the body. Their activity depends on the presence of adequate vitamins and minerals. Many enzymes incorporate a single molecule of a trace mineral —such as copper, iron or zinc —without which the enzyme cannot function.”
Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD

Source: http://www.nourishmd.com/

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Diet Supplements

This article really didn’t surprise me, it actually upset me.  I am absolutely boggled by those who have no compassion for human life.

I wanted to post this article to reminder you that quality makes a difference.  You want to purchase from a reputable company.  And remember, whether it be in a capsule or an essential oil, you don’t want to bargain shop your herbs.

http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=10294633&nav=3w6r

I have fallen in love with Solstic Energy

Do you ever get tired at some point in the day? Whether it be first thing in the morning because you had an un-restful sleep or the middle of the day feeling of fatigue.

Most often you want a pick me up, but don’t want to feel the side effects. Such as the jitters from coffee, or even the addiction that develops after some time. How about the negative effects of most energy drinks such as Red Bull. Boy can energy drinks get your heart racing.

That’s why I’m loving Solstic Energy. I get the wake up and alert feeling without all the negative side effects such as jitters, the burn out or any of the health concerns.

Now don’t get me wrong, if you experience chronic fatigue, you DO NOT want to mask the symptom with any sort of drink, healthy or not. You do want to find the source of the fatigue and work on it.

However, if once in a while you need an energy boost, even one before going to the gym, Solstic Energy is a GREAT healthy energy drink.

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Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms Exposed By Jared Hillman

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common types of vitamin deficiency. This is a very special vitamin that we don’t get from food, but instead, from sunlight. The rays of the sun trigger the process to produce vitamin D in our bodies. This deficiency most of the time gets unnoticed, but there are some vitamin D deficiency symptoms that are good to keep an eye on.

To understand the symptoms, it is good to know how vitamin D helps us: this vitamin is good to develop strong bones and muscles. A deficiency will affect both the muscles and the bones. When it is just starting out, it manifests in the form of aches and fatigue. Depending on the specific case and severity, these other symptoms may appear:

• Pain or tiredness in the muscles. This also translates as weakness; you’ll feel more tired from doing activities such as climbing stairs.
• Bone pain problems. These tend to be more pronounced on the legs, back and hips.
• In children, this condition is more common. Children can develop curved legs if the condition is severe.
• Babies and children with severe vitamin D deficiency can experience cramps and respiratory problems. Parents need to be very alert of this condition.

Identifying the symptoms is very useful if you suspect you have a deficiency, however the best course of action you can take is prevention. The best way to prevent it is by walking a few minutes during the day. This way you’ll keep your body generating vitamin D in healthy amounts.

If the condition appears to be more severe, doctors can recommend a series of treatments like the use of tablets or injections.

Learn all about the vitamin deficiency symptoms at http://www.VitaminDeficiencySymptoms.net a site where you’ll find all the information on the different types of vitamin problems.

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Do Vitamins Extend Lifespan?

In a UCLA report in 1992 it was announced that men who took 800 mg a day of vitamins C lived six years longer than those who consumed the FDA’s recommended daily allowance of 60 mg a day. The study, which evaluated 11, 348 participants over a ten year period of time, showed that high vitamin C intake extended average life span and reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease by 42%. This study was published in the journal Epidemiology (1992; 3:3, pp 194-202).

In another study involving 11, 178 participants (published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition August 1996) those who took vitamin C and E supplements experienced a 42% reduction in overall mortality.