(From Nov 2014 Anti Aging Matter, Plant vs Fish, Why Plants Win by Professor Brian Peskin) Seven subjects had “high” cholesterol levels while taking fish oil supplements before changing to PEOs. Six of the seven patients decreased their cardiovascular “biological age” by ceasing fish oil and converting to PEOs-an 83% effectiveness rate in this sub-group. One subject with both “high cholesterol” and diabetes improved after replacing fish oil with PEOs. Two subjects taking statins decreased their cardiovascular biological age by 20 years after ceasing fish oil and replacing with PEOs.
The most remarkable finding was that subjects taking fish oil prior to PEOs obtained the most improvement! This was anticipated since they started at a greater deficit. Ceasing fish oil use allowed the arterial system to revert to “normal” instead of making the vascular system less flexible by its use. Once the vascular system was back to “normal,” the expected improvement from PEOs, as shown by the other groups, was also achieved, resulting in an even greater decrease in biological age.
It takes a full 18 weeks to fully rid patients of the negative effects of fish oil, as the superb 2003 British Medical Journal of Nutrition article makes clear.13 The subjects in the IOWA experiment were measured at an average of 14 weeks after ceasing fish oil usage. If they had been measured at the full 18 weeks, we might have seen even greater decreases in arterial “biological age.”
We are misled time after time about what is best for us. For example, saturated fat was vilified for decades. We were told not to eat cheese, bacon, butter, or cream. However, it was known that there was no saturated fat in an arterial occlusion (clog). There are over 10 different compounds in arterial plaque, but NO saturated fat. The world’s leading medical journal, and published in the UK, the Lancet, published this finding in 1994.14 Two additional medical journals independently reported--before and after the historic Lancet report--that there is no saturated fat in arterial occlusions.15 Regardless of this unequivocal science, the opposite was published and parroted for decades.
How many patients were harmed and turned diabetic? Wrong health information given by those who are expected to know medical science, has ruined America and many western countries, turning us into obese diabetics. Don’t let this continue to happen.
Relatively little attention has been given to the Parent oils. Nevertheless, there are a number of studies comparing PEOs to the entirely derivative fish oil. The following conclusions are from a sampling of studies involving the physiology and biochemistry of the PEOs:
1. “The reduction in fasting blood glucose and in the glucose area under the curve during the day was significantly greater with the n-6 [from lean fish] than with the n-3 [fatty fish] diet.”16 [Showing 21% less insulin production with fatty fish compared to lean, non-fatty fish containing more PEOs. This should terrify patients, as diabetes has become the #1 epidemic in the world, and fish oil makes it worse].
2. “n-6 [Parent omega-6] Polyunsaturated fatty acids extend life span through the activation of autophagy.”17 [Emphasis added]
3. “Higher linoleic acid (Parent n-6) was associated with reduced risks of lowgrade and total prostate cancer.”18 [In this landmark study, the men taking the most fish oil had the most prostate cancer!]
4. “Parent omega-3 is significantly lower in patients with dementia and fish oil didn't help.”19 [If fish oil were to help anywhere, it must help in the brain for this condition, but it failed]. 5. “Wherever we saw fatty streaks (an early state of atherosclerosis), we also found a deficiency in EFAs (Parent Essential Oil’s LA)”.20 [Proof that Parent omega-6 is a significant factor in Cardiovascular Disease.]
6. “In this study, a vegetarian diet was found to sensitize subjects to insulin [an increased-positive
response].” 21 [The researchers believed it to be related to a greater proportion of LA (Parent omega-6) in their serum phospholipids.]
Parent Essential Oils (PEOs) should always be used before marine oil or fish oil supplements. Fish oils, because of their steroid-like effect of impairing the immune system, should never be prescribed prophylactically. I sincerely hope this article causes you to re-evaluate everything you have been told about EFAs and to consider PEOs as your supplement of choice (available for online purchase at Natural Healing Tools).
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Serenity Pure Melatonin Supplement
This is the most effective melatonin compound on the market. We love it because it's a glandular not a synthetic. It works extremely well for people who have trouble sleeping, for those suffering from "jet lag", or for those who want to experience and remember their dreams in living color! Wonderful for lucid dreaming! Serenity facilitates inner calm and repose, a serene sense of well-being and sustained restful sleep.
Serenity and Jet Lag
The pineal gland is called the "regulator of regulators" because it controls the other master glands and sets and re-sets the body's clocks.
Serenity restores disruptions to the biological clocks caused by jet lag and air travel.
Serenity and Dreaming
Serenity is an exceptional aide for lucid and regular dreaming. When awakened at around 4 AM, we often recall having vivid, colorful dreams. This is the time of night when melatonin levels are at their peak. Increased melatonin causes vivid dreams, feeling of elation, visual imagery and an increase in alpha brain waves, which is very important for good mental health.
Serenity and OxyBliss Powder sale is while supplies last!
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Monday, March 2, 2015
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MENLO PARK, Calif.— A paper published today in Science provides a case for increasing transparency and data collection to enable strategies for mitigating the effects of human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater injection associated with oil and gas production in the United States. The paper is the result of a series of workshops led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the University of Colorado, Oklahoma Geological Survey and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, suggests that it is possible to reduce the hazard of induced seismicity through management of injection activities.
Large areas of the United States that used to experience few or no earthquakes have, in recent years, experienced a remarkable increase in earthquake activity that has caused considerable public concern as well as damage to structures. This rise in seismic activity, especially in the central United States, is not the result of natural processes.
Instead, the increased seismicity is due to fluid injection associated with new technologies that enable the extraction of oil and gas from previously unproductive reservoirs. These modern extraction techniques result in large quantities of wastewater produced along with the oil and gas. The disposal of this wastewater by deep injection occasionally results in earthquakes that are large enough to be felt, and sometimes damaging. Deep injection of wastewater is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in detected earthquakes and the corresponding increase in seismic hazard in the central U.S.
“The science of induced earthquakes is ready for application, and a main goal of our study was to motivate more cooperation among the stakeholders — including the energy resources industry, government agencies, the earth science community, and the public at large — for the common purpose of reducing the consequences of earthquakes induced by fluid injection,” said coauthor Dr. William Ellsworth, a USGS geophysicist.
The USGS is currently collaborating with interested stakeholders to develop a hazard model for induced earthquakes in the U.S. that can be updated frequently in response to changing trends in energy production.
“In addition to determining the hazard from induced earthquakes, there are other questions that need to be answered in the course of coping with fluid-induced seismicity,” said lead author of the study, USGS geophysicist Dr. Art McGarr. “In contrast to natural earthquake hazard, over which humans have no control, the hazard from induced seismicity can be reduced. Improved seismic networks and public access to fluid injection data will allow us to detect induced earthquake problems at an early stage, when seismic events are typically very small, so as to avoid larger and potentially more damaging earthquakes later on.”
“It is important that all information of this sort be publicly accessible, because only in this way can it be used to provide the timely guidance needed to reduce the hazard and consequences of induced earthquakes,” said USGS hydrologist and co-author of the paper, Dr. Barbara Bekins.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Ganoderma Lucidum was so important in the ancient Chinese, it was (and still is!) known as the "Immortal Mushroom" or "Magical Fungus". That is why we created Spirit Reishi, to be true to the way the ancients used and understood this magical mushroom.
On the US National Center for Biotechnology Information website there is information, description and the known science on the Ganoderma Lucidum. The conclusion section from the NCBI website below (read the entire information here) :
G. lucidum is a well-known Asian herbal remedy with a long and impressive range of applications. Global consumption of G. lucidum is high, and a large, increasing series of patented and commercially available products that incorporate G. lucidum as an active ingredient are available as food supplements. These include extracts and isolated constituents in various formulations, which are marketed all over the world in the form of capsules, creams, hair tonics, and syrups.
With its growing popularity, many studies on G. lucidum composition, cultivation, and reputed effects are being carried out, and there are data that support its positive health benefits, including anticancer effects; blood glucose regulation; antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral effects; and protection against liver and gastric injury. However, most studies have been performed on animals or in cell-culture models. Human experimental studies have often been small, and the results are not always supportive of the in vitro findings. Now, the great wealth of chemical data and anecdotal evidence on the effects of G. lucidum needs to be complemented by reliable experimental and clinical data from well-designed human trials in order to clearly establish if the reported health-related effects are valid and significant. Many challenges are encountered due to a range of factors from dosage to production quality. Strategies for enhancing quality control procedures to define and standardize G. lucidum preparations are needed to determine mechanisms of action and to help characterize the active component(s) of this putative medicinal mushroom.
How is our Spirit Reishi produced?
Our Spirit Reishi superfood supplement combines the triple hot water extraction from only the fruiting body (standardized to a minimum of 20% immune-boosting polysaccharides) with the cracked cell wall spores (cracked to 99.8% to expose the highly adaptogenic triterpenes) of the legendary Red Ganoderma Lucidum mushroom. We never use any fillers, binders or excipients to ensure you get the cleanest and most potent reishi mushroom product available anywhere in the world.
The secret behind the potency of Spirit Reishi is how we work with nature to help coax the mushroom to produce the highest natural levels of health boosting phytonutrients of any medicinal mushroom.
First we start by looking at the local bioregion and identifying medicinal plants and grasses (40+ wild and indigenous plants) as the substrate for growing Spirit Reishi. These herbs are composted and used as the growth medium upon which our mushrooms are cultivated.
This process allows us to select the most robust genetic expression that is closest to its wild counterpart and thereby greater amounts of polysaccharides and triterpenes than normal lab grown reishi (often cultivated on just rice, corn or wheat).
Second, we only use the fruiting body of the reishi mushroom, never mycellium. Most other companies will use incredibly cheap substrate for cultivating the mycellium, like sawdust, or with tons of fillers like undigested rice and chitin (the indigestible fungal cell wall that your body can't break down). We figure that by using only by using a fruting body grown on the right substrate, you are ensured to receive the maximum amount of immune-boosting agents reishi mushroom is known for.
Third, we incorporate the cracked cell wall reishi spores (the "essence" of the reishi mushroom) by granulating the powdered fruiting body extract with the spores. It is the spores that contain the major triterpene compounds that, as research has shown, act as adaptogens on the body. This granulating process ensures you are getting a full spectrum reishi formula instead of just a single isolated compound.
Suggested uses for Spirit Reishi
Take 1/2 teaspoon 2 to 3 times per day with water, juice or a meal. May be taken at the same time as other herbs to increase its effects (notable traditional combinations are with royal jelly or ginseng).
If in an immune challenged condition, you can take up to 1 level teaspoon 2 to 3 times per day with hot water.
Replace Your Morning Coffee!
- 1/2 tsp Spirit Reishi
- Stevia, to taste
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil, to taste
- Hot water
Ingredients: Organic Red Reishi Fruiting Body Triple Hot Water Extract, Organic Red Reishi Cracked Cell Wall Spores
Other Ingredients: None!
One Spirit Reishi Jar Contains 100 grams
Made with 100% Organic Ingredients. Vegan and Vegetarian. Gluten Free. No dairy, soy or corn.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Free Radical Destruction
A free radical is an atom or a group of atoms with an unpaired electron in its outer (valence) shell. These compounds are highly reactive in our bodies and quickly attack the nearest stable molecule by either donating or stealing an electron in order to balance themselves out. In the process of gaining or losing an electron, the formerly stable molecule is damaged and ceases to function properly. Even worse, this formerly stable molecule now contains an unpaired electron itself and thus becomes a free radical, reacting quickly with another nearby stable molecule. This process repeats itself over and over, creating a cascade of free radical destruction in our cells and DNA, and potentially contributing to every aging process, dysfunction, and illness known.
Obviously, it is wise to limit our exposure to free radicals. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do, as many of the chemicals we are exposed to in the modern world generate free radicals in our bodies – radiation including electromagnetic radiation EMFs from common household electronics, such as phones, computers and televisions, heavy metals, pesticides, cigarette smoke, drugs, and air pollution. Processed foods, including heated oils, hydrogenated oils, iron from animal sources, and supplements (NOT plant-sourced iron), also generate free radicals. Too much sun exposure generates free radicals in our skin. Finally, our bodies generate free radicals during activities that are a normal part of living, such as digestion, breathing, and exercise. This last source of free radicals is of serious concern for endurance athletes, as the large amounts of oxygen that they consume during training and competitions often results in significant oxygen radical damage in their bodies, barring potent free-radical quenching foods or herbs to counteract it.
Antioxidants to the Rescue
Fortunately, our bodies have a natural defense system designed to prevent free radical damage that relies on compounds known as antioxidants. Antioxidants can intercede before the cascade of free radical destruction has a chance to do significant damage by either donating or accepting an electron in order to neutralize a free radical, without becoming an unstable molecule in the process. Our bodies naturally produce many different antioxidant substances, and we can absorb antioxidant compounds from fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, and superfoods (such as Vitamineral Green™, Earth™, Spirulina Manna™, and Liver Rescue™).
Since most modern diets contain processed foods and are deficient in fruits and vegetables, and because we are exposed to vastly more environmental toxins than our bodies were ever designed to handle, it is wise to consume a quality antioxidant product to boost our body’s ability to win the war against free radicals.
One way to quantify the potency of an antioxidant is its ability to neutralize oxygen radicals, the most common type of free radical in our bodies. Scientists have developed an in vitro (test tube) test which measures the Oxygen Radical Absorptive Capacity (ORAC) of different foods. Although this test is important and has become the gold standard for determining the antioxidant capacity of a given food source, there is much more to a quality antioxidant supplement than high ORAC value.
The goal of Antioxidant Extreme™ is to make the most deeply effective and comprehensiveantioxidant product ever created. So many products tout benefits, but simply do NOT contain the actually effective botanicals, or quantities of them, to be effective. Antioxidant Extreme™ allows you to achieve the benefits that research shows these amazing nutritional substances can provide!
- Fat and Water Soluble. Contains abundant quantities of both fat (e.g., vitamin E, vitamin A, curcumin, and carotenoids) and water-soluble (e.g., vitamin C and flavonoids) antioxidants. Free radicals that are formed in the lipid (fatty) sections of our body (cell membranes) are handled by the fat-soluble antioxidants. Those that are formed in the watery or aqueous sections (blood and fluids within and around cells) are handled by the water-soluble antioxidants.
- ORAC. Based on truthful data, Antioxidant Extreme™ contains an extremely high ORAC value per dollar. The 120 VeganCap™ size contains over 500,000 ORAC/bottle and the 360 VeganCap™ size contains over 1,500,000 ORAC/bottle.
- Contains green tea extract, which has been shown to have extremely potent antioxidant activity.*
- Contains whole turmeric, one of the great herbs in the Ayurvedic tradition, which has been used for thousands of years in India. Turmeric has hundreds of molecular constituents, each with a variety of beneficial biological activities.*
- Contains high amounts of trans-resveratrol, the biologically active form of resveratrol, a remarkable polyphenol found in various foods, including grapes, blueberries, and Japanese knotweed. Studies confirm the myriad, powerful, and far-reaching benefits of resveratrol.* Due to rapid metabolism and elimination, however, trans-resveratrol has low bioavailability in humans. In order to provide the maximum possible bioavailablity of this powerful phytonutrient, Antioxidant Extreme™ contains both resveratrol extract (50% trans-resveratrol) and the food source from which it is derived (whole food Japanese knotweed); plus, Antioxidant Extreme™ also contains Herbal Antioxidant Activators™.
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- The supportive Herbal Antioxidant Activators™ (cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, and peppermint) contained in Antioxidant Extreme™ are potent antioxidants themselves and also serve to support the absorption of the other botanicals.*
- Antioxidants are rapidly destroyed when exposed to oxygen and light. Our EcoFresh Nutrient Lock Packaging™ (amber glass bottle with airtight metal lid with rubberized seal, VeganCaps™, and oxygen absorber) prevents oxidation and preserves the antioxidant properties (dramatic difference vs. other packaging methods).
- 100% whole food and whole food extracts. No isolated or synthetic vitamins, minerals, or compounds. Isolated compounds like ascorbic acid (synthetic vitamin C) are not absorbed well and have actually demonstrated pro-oxidant activity (i.e., they act like a free radical) at high doses.
- There are many different free radical compounds besides oxygen radicals (the type of free radical that the ORAC value is based on) that create damage in our bodies. Since a given antioxidant does NOT neutralize all the different free radical and oxidative substances, it makes sense to consume a variety of antioxidant-containing whole foods and whole food extracts which contain hundreds of different antioxidant compounds. A quality antioxidant supplement should have a wide range of beneficial compounds and antioxidants which reach far beyond the ORAC concept. Based on this understanding, we feel that Antioxidant Extreme™ is the most balanced, comprehensive, and ultimately effective antioxidant supplement on the market today.
- Eco Green Company. Recycled and recyclable glass. 100% post-consumer recycled label made withOUT chlorine and dioxin.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.