1
Oct

Quote of the month:

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ~Author Unknown

Last month we spoke about inflammation. This month, we’re going to talk about stage 5 – Ulceration. According to the National Cancer Institute, an ulcer is the:

“formation of a break on the skin or on the surface of an organ. An ulcer forms when the surface cells die and are cast off. Ulcers may be associated with cancer and other diseases.”

So basically, in this stage, some of your tissues and cells are now being or have been destroyed. Common areas affected may include your skin, nose and digestive tract. Ulceration can be one of the ways in which the body still tries to get rid of excess toxins (note that if you address this toxicity, the ulceration will heal). For example, an ulcer on your skin may ooze (not so pleasant), but it is a way in which the body tries to literally create another exit point in order to excrete excess toxic buildup. This stage can be very painful and when medication doesn’t help enough, you may end up with surgery to removed the damaged area(s) or section(s) – again it may stop the pain, but you won’t address the cause(s) this way – you need to find the triggers.

Here are some basic examples of ulceration:

1.Stomach or peptic ulcer
2.Cankers
3.Cold sores
4.Ulcerative colitis
5.Boil/carbuncle

Now here’s 5 basic tips on what you can do to protect against ulceration:

1.Unplug the drain. By this we mean start getting the toxins out by getting your colon moving properly 2-3 times daily!
2.Take out the garbage. Support your organs and tissues with activating, building and cleansing herbs in order to remove the toxins buried deep in your cells!
3.Take in the good. It’s pointless taking out the garbage if you keep putting it in. Remember you are literally what you eat, drink absorb and inhale.
4.Avoid the top 4 – wheat, dairy, corn (all forms- sugar, syrup), soy
5.Take in more vegetables and greens in whatever form you can handle – whole, powdered, capsule or in smoothies – ask us for a few good recommendations.

Besides those just mentioned, you also need to do these 5 things (these are very helpful for the upcoming flu and cold season, too):

1.Stay away from all sugars(especially the sugar free variety) – just 1 teaspoon shuts off your immune system for up to 6 hours
2.Get your Vitamin D3 – 1000 IU may not be enough for you; we have a great sublingual or spray you can use.
3.Rest..by this we mean sleep before 11pm!
4.Address your stress – ask us how we can help with that
5.Take lots of real garlic, Vitamin C (the real kind), probiotics (not the stuff in yogurt), and oregano oil – very powerful anti virals, anti bacterial anti everything. We have an undiluted oregano oil for you to try. Just not a good idea to take oregano oil when you’re pregnant.

Did You Know…

•If you drink skim milk, you won’t absorb Vitamins A, D, E and K – why…because they are fat soluble – they need to be consumed with fat in order to be absorbed.
•The synthetic, manufactured form of Vitamin D in the milk you purchase is D2 and is a waste of your time.
•About 50% of ear infections in children disappear if they stop consuming dairy.

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4
Jul

Proteins

How much do we need and how important are they? First of all, when we eat protein, the body breaks it down into amino acids. These amino acids are then used to make other proteins. For example, amino acids are used to build cells of the immune and muscular systems, hormones, enzymes, hemoglobin and neurotransmitters. There are 8 essential amino acids that we must obtain from our diet (the liver produces the rest):

• Isoleucine – helps energy production and muscle building
• Leucine – essential for growth, heals skin and bone injuries
• Lysine – helps calcium absorption, bone growth and collagen. Also helpful for cold sore treatment
• Methionine – prevents fat buildup in the liver and helps prevent fatigue
• Phenylalanine – important for brain neurotransmitters, pain and depression
• Threonine – tooth enamel and collagen formation
• Tryptophan – helps with mood, insomnia and other sleep issues
• Valine – essential part of other proteins
• Arginine and histadine are considered essential for young children for growth

It’s very important for someone who is vegetarian to eat very well in order to ensure they don’t develop anemia (low iron). In other words, they must eat lentils or other dried beans (kidney, navy, lima, chickpea, soy) together with whole grains in order to obtain all the essential amino acids the body requires. Whole grains include brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat or spelt. Whole wheat pasta or bread is not a whole grain! Eggs are another excellent way of obtaining a complete protein.

Faulty Digestion If the body is not digesting proteins properly, they can wind up in the small intestine as small proteins instead of amino acids. When this occurs, the intestine becomes inflamed and rotting of food begins. The intestines will also become “leaky” allowing undigested foods to enter the blood stream. The immune system will consider these as foreign to the body and will attack them, resulting in an allergy. Note that infants are born with a leaky gut and cannot properly breakdown any protein (or grains) other than mothers milk for up to one full year.

Excess Protein Excess protein puts strain on the liver and kidneys, which have to deal with the waste products of metabolism. One waste product is ammonia. It is toxic to us and the liver must convert it into another form for the kidneys to eliminate. By the way, strenuous exercise is one way we produce an accumulation of ammonia in the body!

What about protein powders? Aminos are great to take as they can be absorbed directly into the blood stream. They are best taken between meals. They must be taken in moderation and for no more than 2 consecutive months at a time. Protein is also best taken within 1 ½ hours after a workout/before bed. This allows the body to rebuild muscle. Look for those containing stevia as a natural sweetener. Avoid those with aspartame or splenda (sucralose). Contact us for some good brands.

DID YOU KNOW?

• The body can only process 25 grams of protein at one time
• The body recycles protein
• When it comes to protein, it’s quality, not quantity that’s important
• The average person only requires 15% of their daily intake from protein, 65% from GOOD carbs and 20% from GOOD fats
• All 8 essential aminos have to be present together for the others to be used

John and Christine Ng
(905) 825-3528

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