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I just attended a Lecture by Jeffrey Smith, very informative for sure !!!
International bestselling author and filmmaker Jeffrey Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified (GM) foods. His first book, Seeds of Deception, is the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on the topic. His second, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, provides overwhelming evidence that GMOs are unsafe and should never have been introduced. Mr. Smith is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, whose Campaign for Healthier Eating in America is designed to create the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs, forcing them out of our food supply.Lyme/Autism Group Blasts Genetically Modified Foods as Dangerous

To learn more about the health dangers of GMOs, and what you can do to help end the genetic engineering of our food supply, visit http://www.ResponsibleTechnology.org.
To learn how to choose healthier non-GMO brands, visit http://www.NonGMOShoppingGuide.com.

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Dandelion benefits

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The dandelion herb is considered to be one of the most effective and beneficial herbs. It removes waste products accumulated in the liver and the gall bladder and it principally affects the functioning of the liver and the gallbladder. Dandelion also stimulates the kidneys at the same time and it enables the rapid removal of toxins through the urine produced.

The root of the dandelion accelerates the steady and gradual elimination of toxins accumulating in the body due to infection or pollution. In the treatment of a variety of conditions, the dandelion possesses major and effective therapeutic benefits, these include assisting in the treatment of persistent constipation, skin problems, including acne, and diseases like psoriasis. The root also helps with types of arthritic conditions, including severe conditions such as osteoarthritis, and disorders like gout.

Native Americans used dandelion decoctions (liquid made by boiling down the herb in water) to treat skin problems, heartburn, and stomach upset.

A chemical compound called helenin found in the flowers of the dandelion may be helpful for those reduced vision in the dark – night blindness, usually treated using large doses of vitamin A. The reports carried by the journal of the American Medical Association for June 23, 1951, stated that the blossoms of the dandelion herb contain large amounts of vitamin A and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) beside the substance known as helenin.

Essential Fatty Acid oils Omega 3 6 9

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 Essential Fatty Acid oils are available at a good grocery store or any Health Food Store.  

There are many brands, one called Essential Balance 3 6 9 and is found in the dairy section. Udos oils are fantastic and hemp oil is also a good source, there are many others including natures sunshine super oil which is a gla.

 
It really helps with reducing inflammation and assisting the whole body to be healthier overall.   EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. The human body needs EFAs to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products. A primary function of EFAs is the production of prostaglandins, which regulate body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood clotting, and play a role in immune function by regulating and reducing inflammation and encouraging the body to fight infection. 

Essential fatty acids, are also known as “Good Fats” and are polyunsaturated fatty acids which the human body cannot biosynthesize.  What this means is that we must obtain them from the food we eat.  Collectively, essential fatty acids are known as Vitamin F.  They constitute the foundation of cellular structures, they help retain proteins within the membranes and therefore have a significant regulatory effect on materials entering and exiting the cell walls.  The fluidity of the cell membrane is important to the health of any cell.  In general saturated fatty acids tend to pack together tightly and are highly inflexible.  Saturated fats are dangerous to cell walls, especially our artery walls as they tend to harden our arteries.  On the other hand, unsaturated essential fatty acids provide for bendable links in our cell walls.  This promotes our cell walls flexibility, fluidity, and permeability, generating greater health for our cells.  This is especially important for the brain. 

Essential fatty acids actually account for 25% of the weight of the human brain, and the retina of the eyes.  They are required for the growth and repair of the skin, blood vessels, and nerve tissues.  They are vital for efficient respiration.  Cell wall or membrane fluidity strengthens the white blood cells of our immune system so they are better able to maneuver in our body fluids and therefore are more efficient in attacking viral and bacterial invaders.  They are also known to help reduce blood cholesterol by increasing the solubility of cholesterol deposits allowing them to be washed away from our artery walls, thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and helping to reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke.  They are always involved, either directly or indirectly in energy production, being the most abundant source of energy found in nutrition. 

Omega-3’s occur naturally in fish, flaxseed, canola oil, nuts and avocados and are well known for protecting the heart against the inflammation that can lead to blocked arteries and for aiding an irregular heartbeat.

The newer research shows these polyunsaturated fats may also be helpful in preventing complications of diabetes and in soothing inflamed joints.

Psychiatrists are now also taking a closer look at Omega-3s. Dubbed the “happy” fats, they are under investigation for treating depression, bipolar disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease and even the so-called baby blues, or postpartum depression.

Did you know that Eskimos have very low incidence of heart disease? Clinical studies suggest that diets rich in fish correlate to triglyceride and cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.

Fish are the primary source of omega-3 oils, fatty acids that support the circulatory system. Omega-3 oils are not produced by the human body and can only be obtained through a diet rich in fish or supplementation. NSP Omega-3 oils contain both eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), healthful fatty acids that will boost your circulatory system.

WHAT ABOUT PURITY?
Sources for Nature’s Sunshine’s oils are the flesh of cold water fish such as salmon and mackerel. The product does not contain fish liver oils (such as cod liver oil) or Vitamin A. Oils from fish livers usually contain toxins and other contaminantsthat the fish liver has filtered out.

WHAT ABOUT THE TERM “PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE?”
Generally pharmaceutical grade refers to manufacturing procedures. Sarah Eliason, a scientist from the Nature’s Sunshine Health Sciences Department explains:

“Nature’s Sunshine follows pharmaceutical grade GMPs (Good Manufacturing Procedures) for all supplements. On the internet, however, many websites refer to pharmaceutical grade as a standard for purity of the fish oils. This basically includes testing of the product to make sure it has very low levels of contaminants. It also frequently mentions molecular distillation for removal of contaminants. Our omega-3 fish oils are tested for heavy metals, including methyl mercury and also PCBs. The fish oils also undergo processing called molecular distillationwhich removes heavy metals, PCBs, and contaminants.”

HOW IT WORKS
The sea is the most abundant source of omega-3 oils. Specifically, fish provide EPA and DHA. EPA has been linked to triglyceride and HDL levels that are within the normal range. DHA is most concentrated in the brain and retina. Research suggests EPA and DHA help in brain and nervous system development.

NATURE’S SUNSHINE PRODUCTS ADVANTAGE  

 contains natural d-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E) to help preserve freshness. The flesh of cold-water fish such as salmon and mackerel is the source of the fish oils. Does not contain fish liver oils.

INGREDIENTS
Omega-3 Hi EPA softgels contain approximately 1000 mg (1 gram) fish oil, with a ratio of 33:16 EPA to DHA (380 mg EPA, 190 mg DHA) per softgel. It also contains lemon to significantly reduce the aftertaste from fish oil and to reduce gas.

DOSAGE
Take 1 softgel with a meal three times daily.

Candida or Yeast

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Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs a couple important functions.  The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in the body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms.

It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it’s way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havoc in many ways and is the initiator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.

Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:

  • abdominal gas and bloating
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • excessive fatigue
  • cravings for alcohol
  • anxiety
  • vaginitis
  • rectal itching
  • cravings for sweets
  • inability to think clearly or concentrate
  • hyperactivity
  • mood swings
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • hyperactivity
  • itching
  • acne
  • eczema
  • depression
  • sinus inflammation
  • pre-menstrual syndrome
  • dizziness
  • poor memory
  • persistent cough
  • earaches
  • low sex drive
  • muscle weakness
  • irritability
  • learning difficulties
  • sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals
  • cognitive impairment
  • thrush
  • athlete’s foot
  • sore throat
  • indigestion
  • acid reflux
  • chronic pain

One of the most well known forms of yeast is the vaginal yeast infection, However, it may play a role in anxiety disorders, asthma, irrtiable bowel disease, addisons disease, crohns, autism, chronic fatigue, leaky gut syndrome, pms, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, prostatitis, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, asthma, food allergies, muscle and joint pain, clinical depression, repeated urinary tract infections, hormonal imbalances, migraines, digestive disturbances, difficult menopause, psoriasis, lupus, chronic pain, tourette’s, vulvodynia, rheumatoid arthritis and many more.

The brain is the organ that is most frequently affected by Candida Symptoms, but it also has profound negative effects on these systems:

  • digestive
  • nervous
  • cardiovascular
  • respiratory
  • reproductive
  • urinary
  • endocrine
  • lymphatic
  • musculoskeletal

Candida symptoms can vary from one person to another and often move back and forth between systems within the same individual.  One day you may experience symptoms in the musculoskeletal system and the next day it could be the digestive system ,etc.
 
Please let us know if you would like additional information on Candida or need help regarding the specific symptoms you may be experiencing as they may also be related to other health issues or contributing factors.