Alternative Therapy

8
May

A LIGHTER LOOK AT WHY WE NEED SUPPLEMENTS:

We all try to eat well. We think we obtain all the nutrients we need from the foods we eat, but read these points below. You may find that, perhaps, we’re not. For instance, iodine, an essential mineral for regulating the thyroid gland, can only be found NOW in sea vegetables. Maybe that’s why many of us have thyroid problems. Here’s a few more points for you to ponder:

YOU WOULDN’T NEED VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS…..

• If our nation’s soil was virgin – which it is not!
• If our ancestors had been perfect – they were not!
• If you could teach people to eat to satisfy the body’s needs and not their appetites – which you cannot!
• If we could all own our cow or goat, raise our own meat, and poultry – which we cannot!
• If foods were not harvested green and immature – but they are!
• If storage did not produce deficiencies in vitamins – but it does!
• If we lived in a stress-free world – but we do not!
• If chemical fertilizers were not used in our soil – but they are!
• If the animals were not force-fed hormones and antibiotics to increase their weight and man an earlier market day – which they are!
• If the animals we eat were fed a perfect diet – which they are not!
• If insecticides did not penetrate every cell of our food – but they do!
• If most of our grains were not refined into dried cereals – but they do!
• If our white sugar possessed anything more nutritive than sand – which it does not!
• If our modern white flour was all used for wallpaper paste instead of bakery goods – which it is not!
• If our foods were not overcooked – but they are!
• If our deep fry fats were not to be found in almost every restaurant – but they are!
• If man would live by the laws of nature – which he will not!
• If our environment (water, air, food, etc.) was not severely polluted – which it is!

DID YOU KNOW?

• Except for your brain cells, 50,000,000 of the cells in your body will have died and been replaced with others, all while you have been reading this sentence.
• The adult heart beats about 40,000,000 times a year. In one hour, the heart works hard enough to produce enough energy to raise almost one ton of weight one yard from the ground.
• The liver is often called the body’s chemical factory. Scientists have counted 500 different liver functions.
• The central nervous system is connected to every part of the body by 43 pairs of nerves. 12 parts go on to and from the brain, and 31 go from the spinal cord. There are nearly 45 miles of nerves running through our bodies.
• Messages travel along the nerves as electrical impulses. The fastest they travel is about 248 miles per hour.
• In one square inch of skin there are four yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 9 million cells and 3 yards of blood vessels.

The point behind all these facts is that your body is a wonderful complete creation. Like a machine, all of its parts, (organs, glands, muscles, and tissues), must be in good working condition. Its’ electrical system (nervous system), must be carrying energy smoothly to all areas. There must not be any short circuits. Finally, it must be fuelled with the proper nutrition to keep it functioning, alive and well.

P.S. Not all supplements are equal – you get what you pay for. Stay away from those one a day types. If you’d like some supplement suggestions, just call!

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11
Apr

The body is made of 60-70% water.  In fact every cell in our body is made of water.  We can survive for weeks without food, but only 3-5 days without water.  Water is also required for every bodily process; such as digestion, absorption, circulation and elimination.  It is also the primary transporter of nutrients throughout the body.  Water is also used to protect joints, organs and tissues.  The body also uses water to help regulate body temperature (such as when sweating) — therefore, it is important!!

How much water do we need?
Water requirements depend on our size, activity level, health, diet and climate.  We also must take into account the water we lose daily due through our skin (25%), lungs (19%), urine (50%) and bowels (6%).  Coffee, tea, cocoa, pop and alcohol do NOT count as water and act as diuretics.  In other words, they increase water loss; as well as vitamin and mineral loss.

Benefits of water
Bowel, bladder and headache problems can be improved substantially just by increasing water consumption.  It also helps to flush toxins out of the body.  Some other problems that can be improved include anxiety attacks, arthritis, high stomach acid, muscle pains and chronic fatigue.  In fact, not drinking enough water may contribute to kidney problems since they are responsible for removing various acids that build up in the body.

What types of water are best?
For now, in my opinion, the best option for water is reverse osmosis.  This method removes everything, although it does waste water.  Distilled is another option; however, there is concern that the high temperature used to make it, causes different biochemical effects on the body.  With reverse osmosis & distilled, it’s best to include extra liquid trace minerals in your diet as they can leach minerals from your body.  Please avoid tap water as it can/may contain chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides, industrial chemicals, parasites, phosphates, & fertilizers that leak into the water supply – many of these have been linked to cancer.  Also be careful with spring water.  If it’s bottled at the source, it’s often not treated and may be contaminated.  Others may be similar to tap water.  Simple granulated carbon filters also do not do much and germs can accumulate if their filters are not cleaned/changed frequently.  Brita is an example.  Solid block carbon filters are better than granulated carbon because they retain natural trace minerals; however they still can contain bacteria and some heavy metals.  Well water may contain heavy metals and agricultural/industrial pollutants.  If you use your own well or spring water, have them tested often.

DID YOU KNOW?

• One pint of water is lost daily just from breathing alone.  This is because the lungs need to re-moisturize themselves.
• The body needs 1 cup of water just to process an equal amount of coffee, pop or tea.  Again, these are NOT water sources.
• To determine your daily needs take your weight divide by 2 and divide by 8 to give how many cups you need per day (more is required if you exercise).
• Water can slow aging.
• Downs, mottled teeth and cancer is linked to fluoridated water.
• Water is very beneficial for constipation.

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1556 Stationmaster Lane, Oakville, ON L6M 3A9
Phone: (905) 825-3528
Email: contactus@noallergiesplease.com
Website: www.noallergiesplease.com
Category : Acupuncture | Allergy symptom removal | Alternative Therapy | Health and Beauty Products | Blog
20
Mar

The term EFA stands for essential fatty acids. What makes them so important? Firstly, the word essential means they are vital to our health. Secondly, they cannot be produced by the body and therefore must be obtained directly from our diet. We need fats, but we need to consume the right kinds!

There are 2 main types of essential fatty acids: Omega 3’s (O3) and Omega 6’s (O6).
O3’s help to block allergies, and are potent anti-inflammatories. Some sources include sardines, flax, hemp, walnut, pumpkin, black currant oil, salmon, mackerel and anchovy. O6’s also block allergies and are anti-inflammatory. Sources containing them include sunflower, safflower, sesame, hemp, soy bean, evening primrose oil and borage oil. However, consuming too many O6’s causes the body to convert them to another fatty acid -> Omega 9’s (O9). O9’s are not essential, and in excess, promote allergy and are pro-inflammatory. Sources of O9’s include meat, dairy, olive, peanut and almond. Some of these are also known as saturated fats.

What functions do EFAs have? Several functions include: energy production, oxygen utilization, hemoglobin production, growth, fatigue recovery, brain development and skin health. In addition, O3’s can help reduce inflammation, blood pressure, cholesterol, water retention, blood platelet stickiness, and improve immune function.

Currently in today’s society, we consume too many O9’s and O6’s and not enough O3’s. In fact, about at least 60% of us are deficient in essential nutrients.

So how much do we need to consume? Our ‘essential’ fat requirements should be approximately 25% of our total daily dietary intake. Ideally, our ratio of O3’s to O6’s should be close to 1:1. These amounts can vary according to one’s health, stress, age, activity level, etc.

How do you know if you’re deficient? Some symptoms of O3 deficiency include, weakness, dry skin, high blood pressure, tingling sensations in arms and legs, impaired learning ability, mental deterioration. Symptoms of O6 deficiency may include: eczema, hair loss, heart and circulatory problems, poor wound healing and arthritis-like symptoms.

What affects EFAs?
Heat, oxygen and light destroy EFAs making them rancid. In addition, these items help promote the production of free radicals. When purchasing EFAs, store them in the freezer prior to use. Once opened, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 6 weeks. Buy organic, cold pressed and unrefined oils and look for them in dark bottles in the refrigerated section. Avoid all hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils/fats as they become trans-fats, which are more damaging than saturated fats to the body. In fact they are only one molecule away from plastic.

What if I’m already consuming enough EFAs? It may be possible that you are intolerant to them. In this case, no matter how much you consume, your body will not be able to process them properly. We can test for intolerances to these EFAs and then help to clear you of these deficiency symptoms. For more detailed information, please visit www.noallergiesplease.com.

DID YOU KNOW:

  • Refined sugars create cardiovascular problems since the body converts excesses to bad saturated fats.
  • An O3 deficiency can be reversed by consuming 12 – 250ml bottles of flax oil over several months.
  • Exclusive use of flax oil over a 1½ to 2 year period may result in symptoms of an O6 deficiency.
  • Deficiency of Vitamins B, C, Magnesium and Zinc can also result in symptoms of EFA deficiency.

Christine and John Ng

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