Type 2 Diabetes, long an “adult” disease, is now becoming prominent in children, fueled by a constant diet of processed foods, Big Macs and fries, and high sugar sodas.
Kids today are more sedentary and eating more junk food than ever before. With the advent of video games, computers and seemingly endless television channels, kids sit for long periods at a time, instead of spending the day playing and exercising.
Along with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and clogged arteries, this all combines to develop diabetes.
What can a parent do? Take action!
Limit their intake of junk food and sugary sodas. Push fresh fruits to counter the sugar cravings they’ll complain about as they withdraw from ultra-high carbohydrate foods.
To help with the cravings, get them on our Max Chromium formula. Chromium is the miracle mineral that curbs sweet cravings and stimulates the metabolism, burning body fat while promoting lean muscle growth.
If your child is more than 20% overweight for their age, start them on our DiaBesity formula, supporting the pancreas with rejuvenatory herbs and minerals.
Remember, You are what you eat! Kids need to learn this now, before it is too late.
Vitamin D & Curcumin Combo Offers Brain Health Potential
A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows promise that vitamin D-3 and Curcumin (from the turmeric root) may boost the immune system and help it clear the beta-amyloid protein plaques linked to Alzheimer’s.
The build-up of plaque from beta-amyloid deposits is associated with an increase in brain cell damage and death from oxidative stress. This is related to a loss of cognitive function and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia and currently affects over 13 million people worldwide.
The direct and indirect cost of Alzheimer care in the United States is over $100 Billion dollars, while direct costs in the UK are estimated at $31 Billion dollars.
“We hope that vitamin D3 and curcumin, both naturally occurring nutrients, may offer new preventive and treatment possibilities for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr Milan Fiala from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Barbara Walters, the doyenne of investigative tv journalism, broke the news on Resveratrol in April 2008 when she interviewed Dr. David Sinclair, co-founder of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals and professor at Harvard Medical School, in her news special on aging, Live to be 150, Can You Do it?
Dr. Sinclair and his research colleagues discovered the amazing anti-aging capacities in Resveratrol, a substance naturally ocurring in red wine grapes, pomegranates and other foods. In their clinical trials, Resveratrol is showing promise in fighting Type-2 Diabetes, one of the most crippling diseases afflicting millions and millions around the world.
Bone Density is great for healing broken bones as well as reversing the effects of Osteoporosis. It comes in a giant, economy-sized 240 capsule bottle to save money and your bones! Here’s what’s inside each capsule:
Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHA): A natural compound that makes up the crystalline matrix of bone and teeth and is the substance that gives them their rigidity. MCHA is a source of highly absorbable calcium and phosphorus, which are the major mineral components of bone, teeth, strong, healthy hair, nails and skin. Those suffering from “thin skin” and who bruise and bleed easily are always deficient in MCHA.
VITAMIN C: The prime antioxidant vitamin, vital for a host of duties in the body, in particular to fight free radical formation. Free radicals are the “pac man” that devour cellular tissue. Vitamin C is necessary in large, daily amounts to fight bone degradation.
VITAMIN D-3 (Cholecalciferol): The bone vitamin, now being hailed as a “miracle vitamin” to fight bone wasting and degradation and also in the fight against cancer. The body manufactures its own Vitamin D from early morning sunlight (15 minutes is all you need) but cannot make enough to rebuild bones.
VITAMIN K-1 (Phytonadione): An amazing, natural element found in green, leafy vegetables and their leaves. It is the key to bone density. Vitamin K acts like a “key” that opens the door from the blood and allows the Calcium to flow into the bones. Without vitamin K, Calcium cannot flow into the bones! It is for this reason that a proprietary version of vitamin K is the number one selling Osteoporosis drug in Japan! Continue reading “What's in Bone Density?”
A new study shows that Curcumin, a popular Asian spice from the turmeric root, might protect women from breast cancer who are taking estrogen and progestin (synthetic progesterone) used as hormone replacement therapy following menopause.
Previous studies found that postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the turmeric root, could reduce the cancer risk for women after exposure to hormone replacement therapy.
“Approximately 6 million women in the United States use hormone replacement therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause,” said Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professorship in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. “This exposure to progestin will predispose a large number of post-menopausal women to future development of breast cancer. The results of our study show that women could potentially take curcumin to protect themselves from developing progestin-accelerated tumors.”
I’m sure you’ve heard the good things about wine and its health promoting benefits. Maybe you’ve also felt the negative effects a time or two as well?
Researchers found the answer to this question when they discovered Resveratrol, an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory substance found in red wine grapes.
But how can drinking wine actually improve anyone’s health, when it is a well-established fact that alcohol inhibits the body’s absorption of all vitamins and can, when consumed regularly, lead to liver damage, dementia and a host of other nasty disorders?
Further studies of Resveratrol revealed that it helps prevent blood clots by keeping blood vessels open and pliable.
Now you can gain all the benefits without the negative aspects. Resveratrol, is one of the powerful ingredients in our new Miracle of Life formula. You might say it’s a red wine healthy alternative.
I originally received this article from Heronswood Gardens, a fabulous nursery and plant farm in Warminster, PA and thought it was so good and captures so much of what I believe in, that I just had to share it with you all. For unusually great plants, shipped anywhere, visit their website.
Reprinted with permission from the author, George Ball.
“My thoughts grow in the garden. Every time I garden, it is as if I have been transplanted to a different psychic realm. Here my thoughts take a cosmic turn. Big Questions seem to flourish among the tomatoes, zucchini and corn. The static of the day’s practical concerns is replaced by tangible forms of Life, Freedom, Eternity, Faith.
Standing in the garden the other day, pondering the effects of the insistent spring rains on the vegetables and flowers, I drifted from the damp earth to the vastnesses of space and time. I had read about the Hubbell telescope and the new cosmic realms that it was uncovering. I found myself pondering how, as science progresses, time and space grow ever larger, while our world and tenure of existence are ever shrinking.
By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter
Fat from red meat and dairy products can increase your risk for pancreatic cancer, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report.
The study found that people who ate high amounts of saturated fats had 36 percent higher rates of pancreatic cancer than did those who ate low amounts.
Pancreatic cancer, which is usually fatal, is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Various risk factors for developing the disease have been identified, including smoking, diabetes and obesity. Some studies have also linked dietary fat to increased risk, but researchers said that data had been inconclusive.
However, Rachael Z. Stolzenberg-Solomon, from the institute’s cancer epidemiology and genetics division, said the new study
“…found an association between high fat intake and pancreatic cancer risk – specifically, high fat from animal foods.”
“These findings are in line with the dietary guidelines for Americans to reduce the amount of fat they eat,” she said. “Reducing fat may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer.