Archive for the “Wellness” Category

Wellness is a universal term and the articles here are more general in their scope. Usually good places to start your personal explorations!

 

 Easy Homemade Sauerkraut
For most of my life I have not enjoyed sauerkraut.                                  

Each time Robert would try a different recipe…I would assist him and after it was fermented take one bite then leave the batch for his lucky digestive system. You may or may not know that sauerkraut is really good for your entire body but particularly your digestive system.

One day we found sauerkraut at a Health Food Store that I really liked. I liked the taste as well as the texture. We decided to create our own version of the concoction. We decided to use our Champion juicer to grind the green cabbage into fine pieces instead of the food processor. We found that the finer pieces fermented quite easily.

So now I love sauerkraut our way. I share this recipe with you so you can bless your digestive system with a wonderfully tasty and beneficial fermented food. YUM!

     Robert and Tessa’s Easy Sauerkraut
3 heads of organic cabbage (about 5 lbs)
2-3 Tablespoons of Celtic or air-dried sea salt (or not)

Chop your organic green cabbage up so it will fit into your juicer.

Juice it.  Save the pulp.

Mix the pulp and juice and salt.
Place in a crock, covering snugly with a lid or plate that just fits inside the crock. Tamp down to pack kraut. Best to place a heavy object on cover to hold it in place. This also keeps the cabbage in the brine. Now cover the whole thing with a towel and place in an unobtrusive corner of the kitchen.

The beauty of juicing the cabbage is you have created the brine quite easily. If the cabbage is not covered by the juice (it should be) add water until the cabbage is covered; then let it ferment for 6-7 days. May take less time with this juicing step.

Mix and put into clean, glass jars with lids.
Put in refrigerator and enjoy.

We use our sauerkraut on many many many things…salads are my personal favorite. With a little organic extra virgin olive oil, the taste is quite wonderful replacing salad dressings.  You can add other vegetables, fruits, herbs or spices. I encourage you to start simply then explore your organic vegetable section of your market to personalize your sauerkraut.

Can you believe I am saying this?
Yours in Self-Health!
Tessa
PS We will be sharing some articles on the self-healthy benefits of eating fermented foods shortly!
References: Wild Fermentation, The Flavor, nutrition, and craft of live-culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz
                      ISBN 1-931498-23-7
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Liver Renewal, PMS Balance, Thyroid Support!                       

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Hi, This is Tessa of Self-Health Essentials.

I have been enjoying a book called "Juicing For Life" by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane.
Mind you, Robert and I have juiced for decades now…we have actually worn out a Champion juicer…which is hard to do if you know your juicers!

This book is so well done with a few exceptions (research has disproved their theories about soy) and a couple of other small points. I really like the way they share simple and tasty vegetable juice combinations. Cherie's Cleansing Cocktail blew my mind at how a little ginger, a beet, an apple and carrots could taste sooooo good and have my body singing the Alleluia Chorus at the same time!

Anyway…I wanted to share another recipe that I have been enjoying from the book.They include it in their "Seven-Day Liver Cleansing Diet Guideline" pg 312

  • Take one cup of very finely shredded carrots or carrot pulp from your juicing. The carrots should be shredded to a mushy consistency with a food processor or fine grater.
  • Combine 1 Tablespoon of organic extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. You can add more but never less.
  • Pour this over the carrots and if you like, stir in currants and pineapple.
  • If you want a gentle and effective cleanse do this each day for seven days. If you miss a day you need to start over.

My body is loving this simple yet effective nutritional action step. According to Dr. Peat, Ph.D. in his book From PMS to Menopause, eating raw carrots in this version can eliminate PMS, headaches and allergies. The use of oil and vinegar or fresh lemon juice intensifies the bowel-cleansing effect of the salad. If you wanted to try coconut oil instead of olive oil it could offer a thyroid promoting alternative.

Don't take my word for it….make your step to self-health…..it could change your life!

 ©Self Health Essentials LLC 2012

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Raise Your Immunity Frequency With Essential Oils to Beat the Common Cold

 

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This article is from Natural News

March 23, 2008 by: Teya Skae

 Enjoy!

The humble cold is one of the most common illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and the workforce than any other illness every year. So what causes you to catch colds? Technically you do not "catch" colds but, rather, become infected with a cold/flu bacteria or virus.

Whether you come down with a cold is due to the fact of whether your immune system is working at its best to ward off invaders. When we function at our optimal level, our immune system – which protects us from invading bacteria and other micro-organisms – can cope. However, when we are stressed our immune system is greatly challenged and that is when we spiral downwards because our healthy body frequency range is lowered, allowing the invading microbes to take over our system.

What is meant by Healthy Frequency Range?

Frequency is a measurable rate of electrical energy that is constant between any two points. Every living thing has a frequency, including our brain and our bodies. Electrical frequency is measured in hertz (Hz), kilohertz (kHz), and megahertz (MHz). The average frequency of a healthy human body is between 62 – 78 Hz.

How is all of this known?

In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, a division of Eastern Washington State University, developed new equipment to measure electrical frequency in humans and foods. This equipment was used in a research study at Johns Hopkins University to determine the relationships between frequency and diseases. Tainio found the average frequency of a human body is between 62 – 78 Hz, the upper body being between 70 – 78 Hz and the lower from 62 – 70Hz..

Further support for these findings is given by Dr. Robert O. Becker M.D. in his book, The Body Electric, who also explains that a person’s health can be determined by the frequency of the person’s body.

Another doctor and scientist, whose research has been buried for some time but has managed to resurface due to the work of avid supporters, is Dr. Royal Raymond Rife M.D. who developed a frequency generator in the late 1920′s. In brief, Rife successfully treated 1,000 patients diagnosed with incurable cancer in the 1930′s. He was honoured with 14 awards and an honorary doctorate. After the unsuccessful attempt by pharmaceutical companies to buy out his research and equipment, his office was ransacked, his research paperwork was stolen and the machine that healed all those 1,000 "incurable" cancer patients was destroyed.

In 1934, before this destruction occurred, the University of Southern California appointed a Special Medical Research Committee to bring terminal cancer patients from Pasadena County Hospital to Rife’s San Diego Laboratory and clinic for treatment. The team included doctors and pathologists assigned to examine the patients – if still alive – in 90 days.

After the 90 days of treatment, the Committee concluded that 86.5% of the patients had been completely cured. The treatment was then adjusted and the remaining 13.5% of the patients also responded within the next four weeks. The total recovery rate using Rife’s technology was 100%, (http://www.rife.org) .

What Rife had developed was a 100% effective cure for many forms of cancer. So why do we not know about this and why are there so many cancer research foundations in existence? Put simply, it is due to the economic motives of the orthodox medical community, which relies on funding for cancer research – such funding often coming from pharmaceutical companies – and whose fortunes would be damaged if a cure for cancer was found. (That is, it’s OK to search for a cure but not really find one!)

"In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy." – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1937)

What Rife proved is that every health disorder has a frequency, which in turn responds (resonates) to a specific (optimal) frequency for its dissolving/healing in the body. People who maintain their optimal frequency, at least of their immune system, would prevent development of symptoms and illnesses associated with the common cold. Of course, in practise this does not work for most of us because, being human, we experience stress and emotional challenges on a daily basis, which lower our body’s frequency. Hence, we need to raise our body frequency regularly/daily with the right substances that are compatible at the cellular and energetic level of our being, rather than wait until our body frequency has dropped so low that it becomes a friendly host for microscopic invaders.

 

How can this be proven?

 

According to a report (Epidemiology, May 2001; 11:345-349), psychological stress – particularly the chronic type that may accompany a personality with a negative outlook – is a risk factor for contracting colds. An optimistic outlook and outgoing personality seemed to protect individuals, researchers found.

 

The findings indicate that high levels of psychological stress are closely associated with contracting the common cold. While the common cold is rarely a serious health hazard, it is responsible for about 30 million days of lost work in the U.S. alone each year.

 

To investigate whether stress increased the likelihood of developing a cold, the researchers surveyed more than 1,100 Spanish university staff and students at regular intervals over a one year period. The study focused on different types of stress, including stress from life events, perceived stress, having a generally negative outlook, anxious or compulsive personality, compared with having a positive outlook/attitude to life.

 

Individuals with a negative outlook were at greatest risk of developing colds – regardless of their intake of vitamin C and zinc or their smoking and drinking habits.

 

The next highest-risk individuals were those who believed that they were under stress. These people were nearly three times as likely to develop a cold, according to the report.

 

Why should Antibiotics be avoided?

 

Colds can be contracted as the result of contact with more than 200 different viruses. However, among all of the cold viruses, the rhinovirus and the coronavirus cause the majority of colds. Each time you have a cold, it is caused by a distinct virus – e.g. adenovirus, rhinovirus, parainfluenza virus, and coronavirus. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria. They are tiny clusters of genetic material surrounded by a protein ‘wrapper’.

 

Medical science currently does not have any drugs that can kill these viruses. Antibiotics, including penicillin, do not have any effect on viruses. They are only used to treat secondary bacterial infections that can further complicate the effects of a cold.

 

How Are Colds Actually Contracted?

 

The most common source of infection is not from coughing or sneezing, or walking barefoot in the rain, but from hand-to-hand contact. That is why, when you have a cold, washing your hands frequently is very important. The likelihood of contracting the cold virus increases, however, if one is overtired and physically exhausted.

 

Most uncomplicated colds last eight to nine days; about 25% last two weeks; and 5-10% last three weeks.

 

As long as one’s temperature remains below 38.8 degrees Celsius, there is no need to lower it. Cold viruses do not reproduce at higher body temperatures. In fact, a slight fever should help us get rid of the virus quicker and feel better much sooner. It is our body’s own way of ridding itself of toxins.

 

Why are Aspirin and Tylenol counterproductive?

 

A study (J Infect Dis, Dec 1990; 162(6):1277-82) showed that people who take aspirin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) suppress their body’s ability to produce antibodies that destroy the cold virus. This actually causes the body to take longer to fight the cold and it accounts for any secondary infections and post-nasal drip.

 

What Can Be Done to Prevent Getting the Common Cold?

 

While orthodox medicine does not have the answer for colds and ‘flu’, nature does – it comes in the form of pure organic unadulterated Therapeutic Essential Oils. Why? Because they are made up of very high frequency molecules (ranging from 52MHz to 320MHz) and contain nature’s wisdom and power to raise the body’s frequency and to assist our immune system in fighting viral invasions.

 

For greater clarity, organic Therapeutic Essential Oils are not the same as everyday aromatherapy oils, which are produced for fragrance and other purposes.

 

We now know that, in order to prevent colds, we need our immune system to be working in top gear and our overall body frequency to be in its optimal range. Our optimal range of body frequency can be lowered by negative thoughts/emotions, stress, blood chemistry imbalance, and ingested chemicals, which allow us to contract colds and viruses in the first place. Research has found that the high frequency of essential oils creates an environment where bacteria, fungi and viruses cannot survive. Essential oils provide a high frequency environment for the body.

 

Researchers have found that some essential oils – oregano, thyme and rosewood oils, in particular – create an autolytic (destruction of cells and tissues by enzymes produced by the cells, themselves) reaction in organisms, including streptococcus pneumonia. Dr. Diane Horne of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, told the 98th general assembly of the American Society of Microbiology about the serendipitous discovery of the impact of essential oils on cells such as streptococcus pneumonia (bacteria that causes a very serious type of pneumonia in children with sickle cell disease).

 

 

 

 

When Dr. Horne’s co-researcher was spraying aromatic oils in the laboratory, Dr. Horne looked at the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria that she was preparing for another experiment and noticed that its cells were literally falling apart. Dr. Horne and co-worker Sue Chao, of the Young Living Essential Oils Company of Payton, Utah, tested the autolyzing properties of 74 essential oils and discovered that the best results occurred with oregano, thyme and rosewood and that intermediate inhibition of the pathogens was achieved with cinnamon oil and clove oil. Dr. Horne pointed out that the oils also proved to be a powerful remedy against E. coli (a bacterium and virus in one) and several species of fungi.

 

What these tests revealed is that essential oils, such as oregano, clove, cinnamon, rosewood and rosemary, are so powerful that viruses and bacteria cannot survive in their presence. That is, the viruses and bacteria are destroyed when they come into contact with these therapeutic essential oils.

 

Dr. Horne and the Young Living Essential Oils company are not the only ones who now use therapeutic essential oils for destroying viruses and bacteria. Up until a decade ago, France was the forerunner of medical aromatherapy, where essential oils are encapsulated and prescribed to be taken orally or as suppositories by the patient.

 

French aromatherapy doctors employ the aromatogram, where a sample is taken from the infected area of the patient, cultivated in a laboratory, and then subjected to various essential oils to find the most effective oil to treat the infection for the specific patient.

 

They have found that different oil combinations work better when the oil combination is specifically blended for a patient. Even if various patients suffer from the same strain of bacteria, some oils seem to work better on certain people than on others.

 

While this is an over-simplification of the serious medicinal aspects of aromatherapy, it is helpful, nevertheless, in demonstrating the effectiveness of therapeutic essential oils in the medical arena.
In this particular field of essential oil therapy, there are some prominent medical doctors, such as Dr. Lapraz and Dr. Duraffourd of Paris, who have undertaken thousands of clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of essential oils in medical applications.

 

How Do Essential Oils Exert Such Powerful Effects In Our Bodies

 

Chemically, essential oils’ cell structure is very similar to the human cell structure. The essential oil of a plant and the human blood share several common properties.

 

The 4 primary elements in both human beings and essential oils:

 

* Plant Cells – carbon hydrogen nitrogen oxygen

 

* Human Cells – carbon hydrogen nitrogen oxygen

 

This shared chemistry makes essential oils one of the most compatible of all plant substances with human biochemistry. In addition, essential oils have a protein-like structure that is similar to that found in human cells and tissues, which allows the human protein cell structure to readily identify and accept the chemical constituents (powerful healing properties) of essential oils.

 

Essential oils have been proven to fight infection, improve the immune system and, because they contain hormone-like compounds, are very effective in initiating cellular/tissue regeneration. Why do they do this? Simply, because it is their job; because Mother Nature intended them to do so in order to protect the plants, themselves. Let’s examine how…

 

Working as the chemical defence mechanism of the plant, essential oils possess potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Essential oils are the plant liquid containing the Life Force of a plant. Analogous with the human body, essential oils are the blood plasma of a plant. They are volatile liquids distilled from various parts of plants, including seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruit (essential oils are sensitive to heat and should not be burned, as that destroys their therapeutic properties).

 

If a leaf or any part of a plant has been cut or damaged for some reason, the plant releases a liquid substance that protects it from further damage from microbes, bacteria, and viruses, and helps the plant to regenerate itself. This liquid is the essential oil that helps the plant to survive, which is why essential oils are called essential. Put simply, without it, the plant can’t survive. This same principle works in a very similar way in the human body, due to the fact that essential oils can permeate our tissues by being so highly compatible with our cell structure. How can this be possible?
It is possible because essential oils are complex substances, each containing 80 – 300 compounds of different chemical constituents, and all these compounds work synergistically. Hence, nature’s wisdom is encoded in the life force of a plant. Because essential oils are the life force of a plant, they need to be treated with the utmost professional respect and understating in order to retain their powerful healing properties.

 

 

 

So, how therapeutic are they?

 

Just follow your nose! The smell of the oil reveals how pure and potent it is. For example, when inhaling any oil – particularly peppermint, lavender or rosemary – the smell should linger on in the brain and have a very fresh smell. If it has a very sharp tinge to it or causes a sudden sharp sensation in the any part of the head, it contains chemicals which are ‘playing’ with the neurotransmitters and receptor sites in your brain. It also helps if you ask the company where and how they distill the oils and what chemicals are used. Many essential oil companies still use solvents in the process of distillation. You can tell by the smell. Why do they do it? Because distillation is a very expensive process, which requires time, care and integrity.

 

A brief look at some essential oils and the results of research so far:

 

Oregano is very aggressive against all microbes and it helps with digestive problems and is anti-inflammatory. Oregano and cinnamon tested at 95% efficiency against candida, E. coli and streptococcus strains.

 

Thyme oil is very powerful oil on viruses and has demonstrated protective properties for liver, kidneys and the heart due to its very high antioxidant properties.

 

Fennel oil, strengthens digestion, expels parasites and supports and raises overall metabolism.

 

Fennel and Juniper together exert a warming effect on the kidneys; very helpful during winter.

 

Cinnamon is 99.9% effective against all viruses. Ebola virus cannot survive in the presence of pure unadulterated cinnamon.

 

Rosemary is effective for parasites, fungi and, therefore, candida.

 

Clove is highly protective, and is the most powerful antioxidant in nature.

 

In summary, orthodox medicine has no cure for the common cold and the latest mainstream advice for preventing colds comes from studies on stress, stating to just avoid stress. This is neither possible nor realistic for the majority of the population as stress is always there in some way, emotional or just the demands of the 21st century. Extensive scientific research has proven that essential oils are quite capable of fighting the common cold because they are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory.

 

Using Grade-A organic therapeutic essential oils may help your immune system to ward off the attacks of the common cold as well as destroy other microbial invasions, such as candida infections, viruses and parasites. As essential oils are very high frequency molecules, ranging from 52MHz – 320MHz, they are able to raise our overall body frequency (which is 62-78 Hz when in its healthy range) every time we use them. This way, essential oils are the best ammunition against the common cold as well as destroying unwelcome microbial invasions, along with the daily dose of genuine positive thinking.

 

References"

 

(http://sfpa.club.fr/statutsus.html) Zheng GQ, et al. Sesquiterpenese from clove as potential anticarcinogenic agents. J.Nat Prod. 1992 July;55(7):999-1003.

 

Chao, et al. Screening for Inhibitory Activity of Essential Oils on Selected Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses. Journal of essential Oil Research, 1997.

 

Chao, et al., Antimicrobial Effects of Essential Oils on Streptococcus pneumonia. Journal of essential Oil Research 2001.

 

Essential Oil Desk Reference, Essential Science Publishing, USA. 3rd ed. 2004

 

(http://www.health.uab.edu/show.asp?…)

 

(http://www.rife.org)

 

(http://educate-yourself.org/cn/rife…)

 

Robert O. Becker. The Body Electric New York, Marrow 1985.

 

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So, eating Soy is bad for me? Why?

                    

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We receive many inquiries from our clients about Soy. One dear friend drinks soy milk as often as she can hoping it will assist her body with healthy aging.When in fact it is quite possibly speeding up her aging process.

There are many, many studies available to offer another view. The following comes from Dr Mary Eng and Sally Fallon in their book Eat Fat Lose Fat.

Today, many dieters try to meet their health requirements by eating foods based on soy, promoted as beneficial in many popular books and weight-loss plans. However, soybeans contain several toxins, and high-temperature chemical processing adds many more. As early as 1972, a soy-industry textbook (Soybeans: Chemistry and Technology) listed a number of well-documented toxic effects from soybeans—everything from endocrine disruption to undesirable changes in many organs.

The most serious problem with eating soy while you’re trying to lose weight is that soy is a goitrogen, that is, it depresses thyroid function. When your thyroid gland malfunctions, you tend to gain weight even when you eat very little. Dr. Dan Sheehan and Dr. Daniel Doerge, government researchers at the National Center for Toxicological Research, discovered that the anti-thyroid component of soy is the isoflavones or phytoestrogens, which inhibit the synthesis of thyroid hormone. All soy foods, including tofu, soymilk, protein bars and meal replacements, contain these thyroid-inhibiting isoflavones. In 1999, these researchers actually wrote a letter urging FDA to require a health warning on soy foods, rather than the health claim the agency eventually approved.

Soy foods also contain anti-nutrients known as phytic acid which blocks mineral absorption, and enzyme inhibitors that block the enzymes needed for protein digestion.

Reading labels is very useful especially when it comes to soy. Over the years we have removed soy from our diet and happily so.If you would like to learn more about this topic, the book, The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food, is a must read. This is an area that one is best served as a Self-Health sleuth!

 Yours in Self-Health!
© 2012 Self Health LLC

 

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But thousands of doctors recommend their products. Over 1 million families have experienced them. In 128 countries. And every day, letters of gratitude come into Amega’s offices detailing the life-changing benefits they’ve experienced.

So, what’s the big deal?

Why is this "breakthrough" so special?

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Nutritional Supplementation….

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Robert Brauer, MBA, NTP
 

It is a myth that we get all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, and other unknown factors needed on a daily basis in our diets. Our foods lose essential nutrients at every step of the process from their growth to our dining tables. It starts with the nutrient-depleted soils in which the crops are grown, then the loss accelerates during food shipping, processing, storage, and finally, cooking.

Even if we ate a balanced diet, our food has less nutrition to begin with because it is raised using synthetic chemicals, and then it is stored and processed to within an inch of its life. Literally!

So supplementing our diet with vitamins and mineral is a good idea. It is a good way to makeup nutrients missing in the soil and to makeup for lost nutrients in the processing and handling of our food. And, it is a good way to pay back the nutritional debt that most of us have acquired from a deficient diet and stressful lifestyle.

Once we decide that taking some form of vitamin and mineral supplement is a good idea; we face another problem and that is what form of supplement to take. First, you should know that not all supplements are created equal. We have been led to believe that our bodies do not know the difference between vitamins synthesized in a laboratory and vitamins that occur naturally in fruits and vegetables. This simply is not true.

You will find three types of vitamins sold today: first, natural whole food supplements, second, fractionated vitamins, and third, synthetic vitamins.

Whole food supplements come from whole foods and the foods they come from are usually printed on the label. They are obtained by taking a vitamin-rich plant, removing the water and fiber in a cold vacuum process, free of chemicals, and then packaged for stability. Temperatures above 112 degrees start to destroy the enzymes that are important to the vital life force of food and the supplements made from it.

Fractionated vitamins start with whole food but the food is processed under high heat, solvents and chemical distillation processes. These processes destroy almost all of the enzymes, antioxidants, trace elements and other factors that are needed for your body to use these vitamins. These processes actually can cause vitamin deficiencies even though that is why we take them, to alleviate vitamin deficiencies. Companies that make fractionated vitamins claim that their products come from whole foods, which is true, but as you now know most of the nutrients in the food have been destroyed in the processing.

Synthetic vitamins are created in a chemist’s lab. They take chemicals and duplicate the molecular structure of a nutrient found in nature. There are some problems with this process. First, a single nutrient is not the whole vitamin complex from which it was derived. For example, synthetic vitamin C is usually labeled as ascorbic acid and most people consider this to be the real vitamin C found in whole foods, but this is not so. The isolated nutrient, in this case, ascorbic acid, is not the vitamin C complex that is found in nature. The vitamin C complex in nature contains, in addition to ascorbic acid: rutin, bioflavonoids, Factor K, Factor J, factor P, tyrosinase, ascorbinogen, and other nutrients; some known and some unknown, synergistically packaged in a way that is readily recognized by our bodies.

This is not the case with synthetic vitamins. In fact scientific studies have shown that naturally occurring nutrients have a right-hand spin at a molecular level whereas synthetic vitamins have a left-hand spin. Try as they may chemists have not found a way to duplicate nature in this regard. Quite simply, our bodies do not recognize synthetic vitamins and treats them as toxins. Your body naturally tries to eliminate toxins but it takes nutrients and energy to do this. So, by taking large doses of a part of the vitamin C complex, like ascorbic acid, instead of making up for lost nutrients, the body expends more energy to rid the body of a substance that was intended to help it.

The human body cannot use a synthetic vitamin as it can natural vitamin complexes, which easily find their way into cells and tissues of the body. Instead, a synthetic vitamin has a drug-like effect in the body, it masks or covers over symptoms, but does not alleviate a nutritional need.   

Please beware that the vitamin industry is dominated by six pharmaceutical companies that produce about 97% of all materials for the synthetic vitamins we find on store shelves. These vitamins are made from coal tars and use artificial colorings, preservatives, coating materials, and other additives.

Whole food supplements from food sources that are properly prepared preserve the vital “lifeforce” of the original food that synthetic vitamins cannot duplicate. This lifeforce is the synergy of nature, and synthetic vitamins lack this capacity. 

 

Concluding remarks:

Living things can be produced only from living things, never from non-living matter. Chemically pure, refined, fractionated, and synthetic vitamins are dead, inert materials, non-perishable, and devoid of enzymes. Natural foods contain live vitamins, organic minerals, enzymes, and other vital, functional, alive, components, all organized by the sun, water, and living soil. Whole food supplements preserve this natural organization and are therefore the only vitamin supplement that truly supports and revitalizes the body.

 
 
 
By: Robert Brauer, MBA, NTP @
 

This article is copyrighted© Self Health Essentials LLC 2012, but you have my permission to share it through any medium as long as the proper credit line is included.

 
 
 
 

 

 

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