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3
Jan

Quote of the Month
“Vitamin D every day, helps to keep the doctor away!”

Happy New Year!

We thought it would be the perfect time of year to talk about Vitamin D. Here are 18 interesting facts about Vitamin D:

1. If you wear sunscreen or are behind glass, the UVB rays are blocked and you cannot make D

2. As your skin received sunshine and makes D, antioxidants are turned on in the skin of 91% of people. Their job is to deactivate the free radicals from UV radiation.

3. Depending on your skin colour, it make take 15-90 minutes of sun exposure to make sufficient D

4. If your sun exposure is in a polluted environment, D production is reduced as UVB rays are blocked.

5. Between the years 2009 and 2011, D levels in Canadian children dropped by 10.2%

6. Osteoporosis Canada recommends routine D supplementation for all Canadian adults ‘Year Round’.

7. As we age, our production of vitamin D declines due to the fact that as our skin thins, and there is less cholesterol available for the production of vitamin D with sun exposure.

8. New studies link low D serum levels with ordinary breast cancer incidence.

9. Conception rates, full-term births caesarean rates and birth weights, all relate directly to D levels.

10. Paediatricians insist breast milk does not contain sufficient D and encourage D supplementation.

11. The cells that pace our heartbeat need D to do their job.

12. White blood cells need adequate vitamin D to do their jobs properly; otherwise autoimmune diseases may occur. White blood cells seek out things like cancer cells and destroy them while you sleep…therefore get enough D!

13. In order to wake up refreshed and not aching all over you need adequate levels of D3.

14. With adequate D, at night when we sleep, our memories are solidified and our serotonin levels rise.

15. Vitamin D helps to improve memory and deal with stress more calmly.

16. D3 is more accurately defined as a hormone, a chemical that our bodies produce on our skin, in the presence of cholesterol and the suns’s UVB rays, that has a direct effect on other organs.

17. There are vitamin D receptors (VDRs) everywhere in our bodies, including our brainstem, stomach, GI tract, pancreas, blood cells, etc. D3 is essential to every cell, but this form is not found in food. Our body must synthesize it and our production of this hormone fluctuates seasonally.

18. Healthy bacteria, that make the majority of our B vitamins in our gut, die off when they don’t get enough vitamin D. The D receptors in our stomach are also directly involved with vitamin B absorption. When we can properly utilize the B vitamins from our food, it has a positive affect on our sleep.

….courtesy of Cheryl Millet

Did You Know?

* You need vitamin K2 and D3 together for absorption
* Vitamin D is fat soluble…that means you need to consume it with healthy ‘fats’ in order for it to be absorbed
* Vitamin D2, the prescription and chemical form of vitamin D is often added to foods. Rats can use this, but humans and other animals such as dogs cannot!
* ‘Vitamin’ refers to something that our body can’t make.

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12
Dec

Quote of the Month
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Do you like cabbage rolls, but they take too much time to make?
Here’s a great one using ground turkey and cauliflower (instead of rice)…great way to get some added veggies into the kids. You can even cook these with some fresh cranberry sauce. We’ve modified it slightly from a paleo cookbook called ‘Practical Paleo’…

Cabbage Rolls
• 1 cabbage – Metro has a great one already cored and soaked in brine and vacuum packed; just open the package and take the leaves off! – it comes from St Jacobs. Other option … freeze your cabbage and when it thaws it will be soft enough to roll and fill … if you can’t do that … core your own, and place in a pot with about 2-3 inches of water and cook until soft.
• 1.5 cups finely grated cauliflower
• 1/3 cup of organic plain spaghetti sauce (use a 798ml jar and reserve the rest)
• sea salt/herbamore and pepper to taste
• 1 tsp sage
• 1 tsp rosemary
• 1 tsp thyme
• 1 tbsp fresh parsley
• 1.5 lbs ground turkey
• 2 cloves minced garlic
• 1/2 medium onion diced

Mix all ingredients (except cabbage) in a bowl. Pull apart 12 cabbage leaves. On one end of the cabbage add 1/4 cup of the above mixture. Roll the mixture inside the cabbage leaf, folding in the ends of the cabbage as you go. Place seam side down in a baking dish. Mix the cranberry sauce (below) with the remaining spaghetti sauce, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Fresh Cranberry Sauce
• 1 pkg cranberries, fresh or frozen
• 1/4 cup water (I also like to use fresh squeezed OJ)
• 1 grated apple
• 4-8 drops stevia extract or to taste

Place all ingredients in a medium pot. Heat to boiling and simmer until cranberries begin to pop. Cool.

Christmas specials and ideas…

• Want a Klean Kanteen bottle – we have 24oz(3cup) and 40oz(5 cup) bottles for only $10 each! Get one free if you book a session with us.
• Buy 2 Green Light and receive 1 for 1/2 price! What the heck is Green Light? Green Light is not just another chlorophyll or green super food product. It is a hand crafted, SPAGYRIC botanical which takes 60 to 90 days to move through a natural alchemical “fermentation” process creating one of the most highly concentrated formulas available today…and we have it!
• Know someone who’s looking for some great meditation music…checkout Holosync
• Looking for a powerful blender… how about a Vitamix…it has a 2 hp motor…we’ve been using ours for years…you can even make soup and grind your own grains!

Did you know…
• Chlorophyll is considered by many to be the “blood” of plants because chlorophyll molecules are structurally similar to hemoglobin. The main difference is that the central molecule in humans is iron and the central molecule in plants is magnesium. This was recognized in 1926 by Charles Schnabels.
• In 1936, Dr. Arthur Patek reported fascinating results from a study done with fifteen patients who were diagnosed as being anemic. They were asked to take different amounts of green foods along with iron. The level of blood hemoglobin and the number of red blood cells increased faster than with just taking iron alone. Based on this initial finding, further studies have now confirmed that the chemical perspective of chlorophyll is in fact, similar to the chemical structure of red blood cells.
• Pure unsweetened cranberries are great for bladder infections
• Naturally fermented cabbage is great for helping to heal your gut
• Garlic is great for your immune system
• Stevia is a great alternative natural sweetener that won’t affect your blood sugar and has zero calories. There are even non-bitter varieties available.

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6
Nov

Quote of the Month
For Remembrance Day: Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. – G. K. Chesterton

There are 2 things we wanted to talk about this month. The first is the ‘flu’ and second is a story (a true one)!

Let’s start with the story. This may shed some light on some health issues people may be having. A week ago, I (Christine) was involved in a car accident. It’s expected to have some muscle aches and pains afterwards; it’s expected to be thrown out of whack emotionally. What I didn’t expect was breaking out in hives that evening and over the next week. They were on my neck, hands, legs, lower back, etc. It would be random throughout the day, in the morning, at night, when a room was too warm, certain clothing… If I had not just been through something as obvious as an accident, I would’ve assumed I was reacting to something I’ve ingested, touched or put on my skin. Now I could very well be sensitive to something like that but my body wasn’t showing any external symptoms – it was trying to manage things on it’s own internally! The added stress suddenly placed on my body, overloaded my circuits and created the cascade of symptoms… does that make sense? Well, the following quote should make more sense to everyone:

“Allergy is the cumulative effect of many insults to the body which over time haveoverwhelmed the body’s protective mechanisims. While dust may appear to be the cause of your runny nose, in reality it is only the trigger that activates the symptoms”

In my case the stress was the trigger that activated my symptoms… a powerful aha moment!

Okay, moving onwards…
It’s that time of year when the flu bug starts to show it’s nasty little self! We thought we’d give you a good little preventative protocol to help prevent you from being a target. This involves doing a few things:

A. Taking a few natural remedies – what are these you ask…well there are 4 of them and they’re homeopathic: Drg Milieu, Fl Milieu, Vac-Tox and Solray D spray and this is how to take them:
- Take 5 drops of drg milieu and 5 drops of fl milieu in a little water once a day starting on the first of the month until the 15th of the month. Take 6 sprays of Solray D once a day every day for 6 months
- On day 5 take 5 drops of Vac-tox. (that’s right for one day only)
- At the beginning of the next month repeat the steps for 5 more months. Now you don’t have to use the begining of the month as a start date, but it just makes it easier. You could just as easily start on the 15th!

B. Tonify your immune system (Wei Qi as they call it in Traditional Chinese Medicine) for the current H7N9 strain with our specialized acupuncture technique (of course without needles).

The products come in a package for $125 (plus tax) and should easily last 6 months. If you purchase the products now, we’ll give you 20% off the acupuncture (B above) and imprint the current flu strain into our Fl Milieu for you.

Did You Know?
- Vaccinations do not offer permanent immunity only your body can do that
- The Flu vaccine contains formaldehyde
- Some vaccines include peanut, dairy, gluten, soy derivatives – makes you wonder!
- Oh and don’t forget the mercury or aluminum as preservatives…neurotoxins!
- Check out this website: http://vran.org/about-vaccines/vaccine-ingredients/

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2
Oct

Quote of the Month:

Every symptom is a healing strategy

This month we thought it would be beneficial to provide some important insights regarding allergies, sensitivities, intolerances (or whatever you’d like to call them):

1. Balance – when a body is in balance, all of it’s tissues and organs are able to function properly. Just think of a scale, when something weighs you down on one side, the body will be able to adjust and balance the scale by adding something to the other side. When you make continuous poor lifestyle choices, the body eventually becomes exhausted and can no longer balance the scale…and guess what…symptoms begin! It’s a sign that the body is struggling to cope with it’s internal and external environment.

2. Any symptom can be an allergy – A reaction can be immediate or more often delayed by up to 3-4 days. As an example, you eat the hotdog and you get diarhea later that day. You would probably recognize that the hotdog was the trigger. If on the other hand you ate a red pepper and a few days later noticed some joint pain, you would never think to make the connection.

3. Nutrient deficiency – When someone has an issue with a food they consume, the body will have difficulty absorbing its nutrients. Take milk for example, someone may drink several glasses daily but still be calcium deficient if they have an issue with milk!

4. Allergic Load – When the body has reached their maximum exposure to chemicals, food sensitivities, environmental pollution, etc…symptoms will appear. Total toxins + body malfunction = symptoms. In other words, if you have symptoms you must PAY ATTENTION. On the other side of the coin, ZERO symptoms does NOT imply health!!! These statements are really important because every food and substance we are exposed to have been tampered and altered in some way and our body has to cope with it.

5. Allergies don’t have a single cause – this can best be summarized by the following quote: “Allergy is the cumulative effect of many insults to the body which over time have overwhelmed the body’s protective mechanisims. While dust may appear to be the cause of your runny nose, in reality it is only the trigger that activates the symptoms in an already compromised individual.” – Carolee Bateson-Koch. Our body has reached it’s breaking point!Insanity

6. Take responsibility – There’s a famous definition for insanity: “Do the same thing over and over again, and expect different results”. If you keep the same habits that got you here in the first place, how can you get better? Remember, it’s taken years for your body to get to where it is, it can’t jump back to health overnight! You can be shown the path to better health, but it’s your choice as to whether to follow it…but know this…you will take the path only when YOU’RE ready and some never will be!

PS At No Allergies Please, we do not cure anything; we only eliminate the obstacles that are preventing your body from curing/healing ITSELF!

Did You Know?
* 60% of the population has unknown sensitivities
* The average person has 50 different sensitivities
* Allergies weaken your immune system over time, so that the body can no longer protect itself – this leads to all sorts of dis-eases
* According to James Breneman, MD, food allergies and intolerances are simply forms of malnutrition

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3
Sep

Quote of the Month

“When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t…” Luke Davies

Do you crave certain foods often?
Do you eat something knowing you’ll pay for it later?
Do you feel better after eating something?
Are you in denial – “I eat it all the time, I’m fine”
You can’t stop eating that certain something once you start…ie finish the whole bag!?

Well, guess what… you may be addicted and allergic!

Why is that?

First of all, we spend almost 70% of our day eating/digesting something – eating a lot, oftenand it takes absolutely forever to pass through our system (from our mouth to our cells or out the other end)

The more we consume the same thing (the big ones are wheat, corn, dairy, eggs, sugar, soy), the more our body has to use the same ‘digestive enzymes’ to digest that item. Eventually we become depleted in that enzyme and are no longer able to digest it properly…this stresses out our pancreas (one of the primary organs responsible for secreting enzymes). Just think sugar is in everything we eat (even salt). We eat dairy and wheat all day long every day. Eggs are in everything (even vaccines) and well, then soy is the newby!

It’s easier to get addicted to a refined processed food. Sugaraddiction is a perfect example. Real Whole Sugar Cane has all it’s nutrients. When it’s processed into white sugar everything has been stripped away and the body has to supply all the nutrients in order to digest it properly. This leads to nutrient deficiency and metabolic imbalance…leading again to addiction and cravings….In other words, you all need to see us to rebalance yourselves for sugar (LOL)!

To add insult to injury, most of us have compromised (incompetent) digestive systems. We can’t transform and transport nutrients properly. This triggers our immune system to come in and clean up the mess – ie attack and disarm undigested food particles. This is NOT the immune system’s real job!

So now what? You need to do to correct those addictions:
1) Replace the refined foods with real foods
2) Let us help you heal your incompetent gut
3) Have us help you rebalance yourself for those addictive foods

Did You Know?
- Eating the same thing often in order to remain free of symptoms (eg coffee), leads to chronic stress and eventual degenerative dis-ease
- 95% of food allergens are delayed reactions — symptoms can be delayed for up to 5 days
- A healthy body does NOT have unhealthy cravings
- Ragweed season has started, but we see many around that have yet to bloom!

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6
Aug

Quote of the Month
We are born alkaline. We parish acid Dr. Robert Cass

Just a quick thank you for your referrals! It doesn’t go unnoticed and it’s greatly appreciated!

Are you Acid or Alkaline? How do you find out? Why should you care? Well, it could mean the difference between living until age 50 or 100! Here are 6 quick tips that may help you get to where you should be:

1. First, find out where you are on the scale; look at the chart below and circle the foods you eat – be honest
2. Gradually shift to make 80% of your diet consist of alkalizing foods (again from the general chart)
3. Start to consume alkaline water (should contain minerals and have a pH displayed over 7.4); most bottled water is acidic
4. Slowly eliminate the coffee and pop from your diet – they suck the alkalizing minerals out of your bones (eg Calcium and Magnesium)
5. Get rid of the dairy and processed foods – start at a pace you can handle
Learn how to manage your stress – yes ‘stress’ is acidic
6. And, in order to keep align with our topic, we thought we should give you an alkalizng summer salad recipe:

Kale-Dorf Salad (tastes sooo good my son eats it!)
4 cups kale leaves, chopped into thin slices
1 apple, cored, unpeeled and chopped
2 tbsp chopped cranberries
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup walnuts or pinenuts, lightly toasted
1/4 cup medjool dates, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped

Dressing
4 drops stevia – there’s a non-bitter variety by ‘Now’
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (or slightly less)
1/4 cup organic olive oil
1/4 cup organic mayo
pepper – just a pinch or two

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Let sit for 10 minutes and then enjoy!

Did You Know?
* Dis-ease cannot survive in an alkaline environment
* A pH of 7.4 or higher is considered alkaline – test yourself with some pH test strips (away from meals)
* Mucous is a sign of acidity
* To learn more about alkalinity, acidity and pH read ‘The pH Miracle’
* Ragweed is flourishing well at the moment. It will be an early season as they’re just about to bloom!

Important News and Upcoming Events
* We are still waiting patiently for our Acupuncture Registration numbers! We’ve been waiting 4 months. It was only supposed to take 4-6 weeks – frustration abounds!
* We NOW have an online booking system. You can book your own appointment through this link: http://noallergiesplease.appointy.com/ or just go to our main website and click on the booking link at the top right.
* Awesome FREE online 5 day event is happening starting August 19th. Register at http://www.5daystofeelingfabulous.com/ and listen to 30 different people over 5 days (including ourselves)
* Bi-weekly – Business Referral Lunch Business Networking 11:45am until 1pm every other Monday; Golden Griddle @ Walkers and Harvester; Next meeting date: Monday August 12 2013. Check out www.businessreferrallunch.com
* Bi-weekly – OBN Business Networking 9:30am until 11am every other Friday; The Hamptons at the Quality Inn Bronte and QEW. Next meeting date: Friday August 9th 2013.

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2
Jul

Quote of the Month:

If diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. If diet is correct, medicine is of no need. ~Ancient Ayurvedic proverb

Do you experience any one of the following 13 Symptoms:

1. Itchy skin, hives or Rashes
2. Stomach pain/upset stomach
3. Asthma
4. Headaches
5. Swelling of eyelids, face and lips
6. Fatigue
7. Bloating
8. Aching Muscles and joints
9. Diarrhea
10. Mouth Ulcers or raw hot red rash around mouth
11. Brain fog
12. Poor memory
13. Behavioral problems

…and the list does go on and on….

If so, you may have an issue with Salicylates!

But, what the heck are Salicylates? Salicylates are chemicals that occur naturally in many plants – they’re a kind of naturalpesticide – to protect the plants against insects and diseases. Salicylates are just one group of the hundreds of compounds in foods that can have varying effects on us, depending on howmuch we eat and how sensitive we are. Salicylates are found in foods from plants: most fruit, some vegetables, herbs, spices, tea and flavour additives.

Salicylates are at their highest in firm unripe fruit and lowest when ripe fruit is ready todrop off the plant and also at their highest in the skin zone (skin and just under the skin).

Did You Know?

* Salicylates are increased in genetically engineered (GMO) plants in order to create greater resistance to disease
* Salicylates are made in laboratories for medications. Aspirin – is the best known one!
* Salicylates are also found in medications, fragrances, industrial chemicals, plastics and some pesticides, and can cause adverse effects when inhaled as well as eaten. Here are some examples: toothpaste, teething gel, medicated lotions, perfumed products, cleaners, air fresheners, petrol

Important News and Upcoming Events

* We’ve seen baby ragweed…it’s starting to grow…that’s 1 month early folks!!
* Acupuncture is being regulated in Ontario as of April 1 2013. The TCTCMPAO (the new regulatory college) has had our applications since that date. The process was to be 4-6 weeks, but due to the volume of applicants, we’re hoping for the end of July to have our new registration numbers.
* We have just begun to use an online appointment booking system. This will provide you with the ability to book your own appointments with us through our website. You will also receive automatic confirmations and reminders via email!
* Bi-weekly – Business Referral Lunch Business Networking 11:45am until 1pm every other Monday; Golden Griddle @ Walkers and Harvester; Next meeting date: Monday July 8 2013. Check out www.businessreferrallunch.com
* Bi-weekly – OBN Business Networking 9:30am until 11am every other Friday; The Hamptons at the Quality Inn Bronte and QEW. Next meeting date: Friday July 12th.

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6
Jun

Quote of the Month

“Allergy is the cumulative effect of many insults to the body which, over time, have overwhelmed the body’s protective mechanisms. While dust may appear to be the cause of your runny nose, in reality it is only the TRIGGER that activates the symptoms in an already Compromised organism” Carolee Bateson-Koch

Here are 12 tips for surviving and improving your pollen allergy season:

Use probiotics – Why? Because 70% of your immune system is in your gut! Not all brands are created equal (yogurt doesn’t count). We have an excellent source capable of withstanding antibiotics and your stomach acid!
Take lots of Vitamin C – Why? Because it can block histamine production AND besides guinea pigs and fruit bats, we’re the only mammals who CANNOT produce our OWN Vitamin C
Take Quercitin and bromelain- Why? They are natural anti-histamines
Take Bee Pollen – Why? – It’s bee pollen collected from local bees and can help heal.
Take Omegas – Why? They’re anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory (hint, allergies are a sign of inflammation in the body) We don’t recommend fish oils as they have too many omega 6′s which ARE inflammatory and are often never listed on the product labels of omega 3′s. Try our Auum instead!
Take Dandelion – Why? You need to support your liver as it removes histamine
Take Lemon water first thing in the am – Why? To support your liver and alkalize of course!
Eliminate ALL mucous forming foods i.e. white flour, sugar, breads, pasta, bananas, tofu, milk, ice cream, chocolate, candy, sodas, cheese, etc. – Why? – It sounds tough, but they all can create a lot of inflammation and acidity!
Try having some colonics done – Why? Toxic bowels contribute to your overload.
Try juicing – Why? To get some good nutrition that’s easily absorbable and to alkalize.
Cleanse your body – Why? You know why by now, we keep saying this over and over again like a broken record! By the way, the last several points we mentioned help for cleansing!!
Come in to see us if you haven’t already – Why? To get relief by dealing with the cause rather than by masking and covering up the symptoms with other ‘things’…

Did You Know?
When you react during pollen season, you must also consider mold as a possible trigger?
To reduce the severity of your reactions, you must reduce the toxic load on your body – start by switching to safer body care products (check out ‘The Body Care Deli.com’) or safer cleaning products
Sometimes indoor triggers are more of a problem when the outdoor allergens pick up (a process called priming).

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2
May

Could these be contributing to your allergies?

Quote of the month:
“I will not eat this chemical s#@t.
I will not put my fork in it.
I will not eat it in the day.
I will not eat it any way.
I will not eat it in the night.
I will not eat A SINGLE BITE!” – The People’s Boycott Pledge

Do you eat any of the following:
Wheat
Corn
Soy
Canola
Other Fruits and Vegetables

What exactly are GMOs?

Genetically Modified Organisms are created by taking genes from an organism (plant, animal, bacteria or virus) and inserting them into an unrelated organism. In order for a cell to accept another organism’s cell, they must enlist the help of a bacteria or virus. A cell will only accept another organism’s gene when it has a virus/bacteria; otherwise, it is rejected. GMO’s would never occur in nature, and can cause huge environmental risks.

At least 70% of the grocery stores processed food contains Genetically Modified Organisms and food companies are not required to label that the foods are made with GMO’s. The only way to know you are not eating Genetically Engineered food is to eat 100% organic food. Any GMO’s are prohibited in organic food. Foods that are most commonly Genetically Modified are corn, soy, wheat, canola and cotton; but there are more.

Here’s a very simplified example of how GMOs are made:
Roundup is a product used to destroy weeds and any other undesirable plants. It works by blocking a specific enzyme that is necessary for the plant to grow, thereby killing the plant. Using wheat as an example, if a wheat field is sprayed with Roundup, the wheat would die as well as the other undesirables. In order to prevent this, they take the DNA of the Roundup and inject it into the DNA of the wheat using a bacteria/virus (such as the cauliflower mosaic virus). So, now when the wheat is growing and roundup is sprayed, the wheat is resistant to the roundup and will no longer die. It sounds great, except for the fact that now we are in essence ingesting a modified version of Roundup and some version of the virus. This process is the same for corn, soy, canola, etc. This is what’s known as Roundup Ready seed! The problem also becomes bigger as the seed is cross contaminating other non-modified seeds! It makes you wonder why people are having more issues with foods and why we are becoming more toxic!

How to tell what’s GMO
Most fruits and vegetables are labeled and you can generally tell which are GMO and which are not. If the fruits or veggies have a sticker on it check it to see if there is a 4 or 5 digit number. If it is a 4 digit number it is conventionally grown; if there is a 5 digit number beginning with an 9 it’s organic, and if it is 5 digits beginning with an 8 it is GMO. Remember however, they are NOT required to label GMO’s, so a 4 digit number may still be GMO!

Genetically modified organisms tend to provoke allergies and lots of other health issues!

Did You Know?
They’ve found a loophole which Monsanto and other biotech companies will be using in their favour in order to introduce GMO foods into Europe – Europe had previously banned GMO’s.
Alfalfa is the newest GMO target
They’re looking at introducing GM trees and salmon!
Natural and Organic are NOT the same thing!
GMO and GE (genetically engineered) are the same thing
Go to www.Davidsuzuki.org to learn more
Watch for free online the documentary ‘The World According to Monsanto’

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5
Apr

Do you experience any of these symptoms:

Fatigue
Arthritis
Food allergies
Joint pain
Rashes
Chemical or environmental sensitivities
Irritable bowels or other digestive issues

What exactly do these symptoms have to do with permeability, and what is ‘permeable’? When it comes to permeability, we’re really talking about your gut; more specifically ‘leaky gut’!

Okay, so what’s leaky gut? According to Dr. Weil:

“Leaky gut syndrome is not generally recognized by conventional physicians, but evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines. The theory is that leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability), is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making it less able to protect the internal environment as well as to filter needed nutrients and other biological substances. As a consequence, some bacteria and their toxins, incompletely digested proteins and fats, and waste not normally absorbed may “leak” out of the intestines into the blood stream. This triggers an autoimmune reaction, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain, skin rashes, and autoimmunity. The cause of this syndrome may be chronic inflammation, food sensitivity, damage from taking large amounts of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), cytotoxic drugs and radiation or certain antibiotics, excessive alcohol consumption, or compromised immunity.”

When it comes to allergies, the body starts to make antibodies to fight against any of the foreign things which have passed into the bloodstream. These foreign things can be undigested proteins from milk, eggs, wheat, nuts, etc…get it?

Here are 6 steps to help you heal your leaky gut:
1. Use probiotics – only high quality ones; NOT the one’s in yogurt (they’re destroyed with pasteurization and added sugars)
2. Address the stressors to your body – bacteria (antibiotics kill the bad and the good ones!), parasites (we all have them, you’re stool sample is lying), fungii (those wonderful molds), food sensitivities (yes you have those too!),
3. Eat lots of fermented foods such as sauerkraut, home made kefir, tempeh, etc
4. Eat your greens!!!
5. Support your body with some daily essentials: omega 3′s (not from fish), digestive enzymes, D3, antioxidants (for telemere support)
6. Find out what you are sensitive to and avoid them, as these may be irritating your gut and contributing to the permeability problem…

Did You Know?

- 95% of food allergies are delayed reactions – ie symptoms can appear up to 5 days later
- A body in balance cannot exhibit allergy!
- All disease can be traced back to vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- The food labels on packaged goods are allowed to be off by 20%!

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