Category Archives: Diabetes

Are Your Supplements What You Think?

At our recent Canadian Health Convention we had many professionals speaking about the current state of health in North America. The statistics presented by Dr. Melina B. Jampolis, Physician Nutrition Specialist, Dr. Duarte,  Dr. Balas, Dr. Julie deVisser and Dr. Trip were somewhat appalling!

Cancer is on the increase, #1 killer in those under 50 yrs., diabetes and obesity is on the rise, especially in children, and Cardio Vascular disease still being our #1 killer over age 50. ALL of these conditions are preventable. We saw statistics showing the difference that herbs , vitamins, minerals, proper nutrition, exercise and stress reduction can make – HUGE!
All  3 days of presentations confirmed that many of the solutions given are in my book:  The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally. 

Extensive dietary recommendations help people understand how to eat better and improve on all Four Pillars of Health. Recipes are included. Exercise is promoted. Stress reduction and spiritual connections is covered. Understanding why eliminating sugar is critical to optimum health and prevention of all chronic conditions,

Scientific research has demonstrated that taking a multiple-nutrient supplement is more beneficial than taking individual nutrients. It is known that nutrients taken in combination are synergistic, meaning the the individual benefits are enhanced. For this reason, NSP’s Super Trio pack combines daily essential nutrients, fatty acids and herbs that work together for maximum nutritional support. This one addition has made a huge difference for many people. Find out how you can benefit from adding Super Trio to your life.

Most people notice a difference within one month, but to really effect change, make a 3-6 month commitment to your better health!

Knowing how important Daily Nutrition is to our health and well being, the article below made me sit up and take note. I was shocked to learn that 60% of the herbal products contained something different than that specified on the label and that only 2 out of the 12 of the companies were authentic.

In other words if you are buying herbal products from companies other than Nature’s Sunshine you do not know what you are getting. Cheaper is not better.  Nature’s Sunshine is a company with a proven track record of over 40 years and it has surpassed any other company of herbal products because it sustains its integrity of quality. Their products are thoroughly tested and they work! With Nature’s Sunshine, you also get the benefit of Service and education!

The alternative herbal market is exploding. I know we are in the right business. If you are thinking of a great business either part time or full time please contact me – we need more of me, as North American health continues to deteriorate. Read this news to understand why we use, and encourage you to use Nature’s Sunshine,  who choose Quality by Design. 

 

 Public release date: 11-Oct-2013

 Study: Herbal products omit ingredients, contain fillers 

Consumers of natural health products beware. The majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients not listed on the label, with most companies substituting cheaper alternatives and using fillers, according to new research from the University of Guelph.

The study, published today in the open access journal BMC Medicine, used DNA barcoding technology to test 44 herbal products sold by 12 companies.

Only two of the companies provided authentic products without substitutions, contaminants or fillers.

Overall, nearly 60 per cent of the herbal products contained plant species not listed on the label.

Researchers detected product substitution in 32 per cent of the samples.

More than 20 per cent of the products included fillers such as rice, soybeans and wheat not listed on the label.

 Medicinal herbs now constitute the fastest-growing segment of the North American alternative medicine market, with more than 29,000 herbal substances sold.

 

3 Medical Challenges and Healthy Alternatives for Lungs, Diabetes and Vaccines

Just 2 Months’ Exposure to Anticholinergics (AC’s) Affects Cognition

Physicians “absolutely” over-prescribe ACs, said Dr. Boustani, Indiana University Center for Aging Research. Patients might push for these drugs in the belief that if they simply take a pill, their symptoms will go away. Also, physicians typically don’t have the time to discuss medication alternatives with individual patients. “They take the easy way out, which is to just simply spend 10 seconds writing a prescription,” said Dr. Boustani.

AC’s are used for a variety of conditions including:

Respiratory (with most seniors with COPD and asthma), urogenitary, gastrointestinal, dizziness and insomnia (shorterm only) . The results highlight the importance of limiting prescriptions for ACs in older adults. All too often, said Dr. Boustani, patients continue to take AC medications even when they’re not working.

Lorene Benoit questions how is one to know if cognitive impairment in seniors is being caused by, or worsened by the long term use of these medications when Mild Cognitive Impairment has been noted after only 2 -3 months of use. Many seniors are on these medications, compounded by having  several of them combined, for long term, usually years or until death do them part! How often is declining cognition being brushed off as natural aging, or dementia? Plus, some of these medications are prescribed for children with rapidly developing brains!

Healthy Natural  Approaches for Respiratory use of AC’s

When possible, physicians should substitute AC medications with those that have fewer cognitive adverse effects or with nonpharmacologic alternatives, said Dr. Boustani.

Benoit offers even safer, natural alternatives be considered. For breathing and respiratory  distress caused by COPD, asthma, or other respiratory conditions like bronchitis, congestion and coughs, Lobelia is safe, effective and inexpensive.

Lobelia Inflata is a third degree medicinal herb. It has so many positive actions that Dr. John Christopher has a whole chapter in his “School of Natural Healing” textbook dedicated to lobelia.  Some of  the following properties make it one of the essential herbs to have on at hand in every home.

Medicinal properties include:

Nervine:  Lobelia is one of nature’s strongest relaxant nervine herbs. Because of its ability to relax the sympathetic nervous system, it has been used effectively for nervous excitement, hysteria, relaxing  tight colon (spastic constipation, IBS)

Antispasmodic:  stops spasms so is useful for muscle spasms, cramps, convulsions, irregular heart beat,  bronchial spasms such as in asthma, coughs,

Analgesic, Anodyne:  effective for painful conditions such as teething, earache, muscle and joint inflammation, kidney or gall bladder stones, stiff neck, injuries. Helps eliminate pain and toxins of poisonous bites and stings. Apply externally, as well as taking internally.

Deobstruant: Lobelia has the ability to remove obstructions. This makes it effective in loosening and helping with expectoration of mucous, especially in the respiratory tract and stomach.  It helps to cleanse and stimulate movement of lymph fluid, thus aiding this important part of our immune system and body’s natural waste disposal.

Stop smoking:Medical Claim approved by Health Canada: Lobelia can help quit smoking, by helping to reduce the body’s craving for nicotine and easing withdrawal symptoms”. One of Lobelia’s active constituents is lobeline, which has a similar chemical composition to nicotine. This makes Lobelia very effective for those wishing to stop smoking, as lobeline will fill the nicotine receptor sites which create cravings, without any addictive effect or weight gain – a few drops under tongue, hold 30 seconds. Repeat up to 20 times per day, as required. Doing a cleanse, such as the Tiao He Pak (10-15 days), or Bod-E Klenz (30 days), can also help reduce cravings and make the shift to a positive lifestyle.

With these benefits, Lobelia should be in every person’s home 1st Aid Kit.

Other formulas that aid a weakened respiratory system is the Chinese formula LH-C.   Lung Healer – Chinese have kept many people off drugs and helped to heal lungs, not just address symptoms.

AL-J is another formula for allergies affecting respiratory system. It contains a blend of herbs well known for healing such as mullein, horseradish, fenugreek and boneset.

For other conditions for which ACs may be prescribed, there are a multitude of healthy herbs that have history of proven effectiveness that date back thousands of years.

References: Medscape: http://www.medscape.com

Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Published online November 26, 2012

Dr. John Christopher, “The School of Natural Healing

 

Actos medication for Diabetes Class Action Law Suit

Actos is used to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is prescribed to patients who have trouble regulating their blood sugar with diet and exercise alone. It may be used alone or with other medicines, including insulin and metformin.

However, long-term use of Actos is linked to a number of serious health complications, including heart failure, macular edema, lactic acidosis, bone fractures, and most recently bladder cancer. It is the link to bladder cancer that is leading more than 3,000 former Actos users to file lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the drug.

Reference: Aubrey Hayes     Public Outreach Drug Watch

ahayes@drugwatch.com     www.drugwatch.com

Healthy Natural  Approaches for Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Safer herbal alternatives are GlucoReg, which has herbs traditionally used to control blood sugar mechanisms and Chromium GTF. Also dietary changes must be undertaken. Recommendations in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally are helpful.

Her book explains the sugar and disease and inflammation connection. As well, extensive dietary recommendations are given to help people understand how to eat better. Some recipes are also included. Eliminating sugar, in fact, is critical to optimum health and prevention of all chronic conditions, including diabetes and cancer!

Other options are the raw food approach, as shown in this 4 minute video part way through the May, 2011 newsletter.

 

Vaccines Linked to a Host of Chronic Illnesses

While the preceding mainstream articles dance around the theories of autism causation, vaccination is never mentioned as a possible “environmental” factor in the etiology of autism. Vaccines are linked not only to autism, but to many chronic conditions that used to be rare in children. The producers of the new documentary The Greater Good, provide a catalogue of over 200 studies that raise serious concerns about vaccine side effects.

References: Vaccine Risk Awareness Network

http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/learn-more/science/

Healthy Natural  Approaches for Immunity

See our past archives on Vaccines, specifically, Safe Vaccine Alternatives, and Immune Tips.

North American Health Advances?

North American Health or Sickness ?

 

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States has risen nearly 6-fold since 1990, concurrent with adverse drug reactions tripling between 1995 and 2005. Research finds drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

Canadian statistics follow the US very closely; just divide numbers by 10 to reflect proportionate population.

An excellent research report from the Annals of Family Medicine has eye-opening results which everyone should be aware of. Your life depends on it.

The full article link is at the end of this summary.

One primary goal to increase prescription spending and profits by finding ways to get healthy people to take drugs, which in the long run, will make them sick, leading to more drugs. Sounds simple? It is. Two methods commonly used are:

1. Change the diagnostic standards which govern treatment and prescribing. Two examples are:

  • For hypertension (high blood pressure), the acceptable norm in 1992 was 160/95. The very next year, in 1993, the norm was lowered to 140/90, resulting in an additional 22.0 million people being diagnosed with the  “disease”.
  • The acceptable level of fasting plasma glucose in 1992 was 140 mg/DL. In 1998 this was lowered to 120 resulting in 10. 3 million more people being diagnosed as diabetic, and likely prescribed medication(s).

2. Create new conditions, or “pre-conditions”, which can be treated with drugs:

Both terms “pre-hypertensive” and “pre-diabetic”, have resulted in consequent drug treatment of these new conditions. This approach is not helping North Americans to be healthier. The revised guidelines encourage treatment of pre-disease conditions with drugs, rather than lifestyle changes to prevent the disease.

This does, however, help enrich the pharmaceutical pocketbook immensely, allowing them increasing control over industry standards, medical training, safety standards, and public health policy. The downward spiral of health continues as Big Pharma gains.

Prescription drugs often accumulate in what has been called a prescribing cascade, whereby a prescribed drug produces symptoms for which more drugs are prescribed, resulting in polypharmacy and further increasing the risk of adverse drug reactions. The prescribing cascade may be further sustained by clinicians failing to recognize that the drug they prescribed caused the new symptoms, even when the symptoms are well known to be associated with that drug.

The safe, natural traditional remedies are facing extinction by regulatory boards that are supported by Pharmacy industry to protect their own financial interests, not the public. For example, there ARE safe, effective natural approaches for hypertension, in products such as Blood Pressurex and Arginine Plus. For diabetes there are formulas such as Gluco-Reg. Unfortunately these products have to be labelled “for those whose blood pressure / blood sugar levels in normal range”.  Why would you take these if your levels are in normal range?! People have to trust their suppliers, herbalists, natural health consultants to get beyond misleading government regulations which are limiting peoples’ choices in health care.

We encourage people to follow healthful lifestyle suggestions as in the Four Pillars to Health explained in Benoit’s book, The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer.

The natural approach to working with and preventing cancer offers insights into all chronic health conditions, with the goal of choosing optimum health, rather than  the North American Drug Ceremony.

For the complete research report with references, please read: http://www.annfammed.org/content/10/5/452.full

 

Cancer and Sugar Connection

One common factor that links obesity, candida,  diabetes and cancer is insulin resistance. Science is beginning to realize that  insulin resistance is involved in all inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis (inflammation of joints), Alzheimers (inflammation of brain cells), atherosclerosis (inflammation and hardening of the arteries).

Overuse of sugar is linked to all inflammation. This article will explain some of the research behind sugar consumption specifically relating to cancer.

According to Lewis Cantley, director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, as much as 80 percent of all cancers are “driven by either mutations or environmental factors that work to enhance or mimic the effect of insulin on the incipient tumor cells,” Gary Taubes reports, adding:

“As it was explained to me by Craig Thompson, who has done much of this research and is now president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the cells of many human cancers come to depend on insulin to provide the fuel (blood sugar) and materials they need to grow and multiply. Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (and related growth factors) also provide the signal, in effect, to do it.

The more insulin, the better they do.

Some cancers develop mutations that serve the purpose of increasing the influence of insulin on the cell; others take advantage of the elevated insulin levels that are common to metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Some do both.

Thompson believes that many pre-cancerous cells would never acquire the mutations that turn them into malignant tumors if they weren’t being driven by insulin to take up more and more blood sugar and metabolize it.”

Some cancer centers, such as the Cancer Centers of America, have fully embraced this knowledge and place their patients on strict low-sugar, low-grain diets. But conventional medicine in general has been woefully lax when it comes to highlighting the health dangers of this additive.

It’s quite clear that if you want to avoid cancer, or are currently undergoing cancer treatment, you absolutely MUST avoid all forms of sugar!

Dr. Lustig’s work and his You Tube lecture alone have OVER one million views., even though it’s 90 minutes long. His research proves sugar is a “toxin”. His stance has nothing to do with calories in various sweeteners,: “It’s a poison by itself,” he says.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM&feature=player_embedded

“If Lustig is right, then our excessive consumption of sugar is the primary reason that the numbers of obese and diabetic Americans have skyrocketed in the past 30 years,” the NYT says. “But his argument implies more than that. If Lustig is right, it would mean that sugar is also the likely dietary cause of several other chronic ailments widely considered to be diseases of Western lifestyles — heart disease, hypertension and many common cancers among them.”

In Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally, the direct link to sugar and cancer is clearly expressed. One example is on page 83, where she presents a chart showing the sugar connection with cancer. She also makes dietary suggestions that are easy to follow,  and includes a chapter with some simple recipes to help people transition out of sugar and into a healthier, satisfying way of eating.

For optimum health, not just for cancer, but those conditions listed in the opening paragraph, follow healthy lifestyle recommendations as suggested in Benoit’s book. You can order on the above link, by calling the office at 250-748-6802, or by emailing directly to TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com.

Weight Loss 4 Pillars /Insulin Resistance

 Four Pillars of Weight Loss

 I am often asked, “What do you recommend for weight loss?” I find that I am not able to answer this question with a simple answer, because there are many variables. Weight gain can be due to glandular imbalance, improper or too much eating, lack of activity, emotional outlook, poorly functioning digestion or eliminative systems, Candida, or any combination of these.

I do not like to look at just taking supplements or herbs for weight loss. To achieve healthy weight management, you have to take a wholistic approach which entails several lifestyle conditions. I find it helpful to refer to these as the                     “ Four Pillars of Weight Management.”

1. Diet:

  • better diet: eat only natural, unprocessed carbohydrates and fibres such as vegetables, fruit, sprouted and soaked nuts and seeds. The most important is to increase vegetables, which provide phytonutrients, fibre, protein, carbohydrates as well as plant sterols, ALL essential for health. Eliminate processed, packaged, junk foods containing  fat, sugar, chemicals and paste (think pasta and other items with flour, especially white).
  • one exception to the above dietary recommendations is if one has an insulin resistant state of metabolism. This means the body cannot handle carbohydrates and is storing most of them as fat – usually resulting in weight gain especially around the middle. To correct the way the body handles blood sugar, carbs must be reduced drastically, and the body supplemented to be able to reverse this trend and process them better, with minerals like Chromium and formulas like GlucoReg.
  • drink more water, with Chlorophyll, fresh lemon or parsley.
  • ensure adequate intake of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), such as cold pressed Flax Seed oil, Evening Primrose, and quality tested fish oils. We get excellent results with Super Oil,  which combines these and fish oil; also add Olive and Coconut Oils to diet.
  • drinking 1-2 Tbs. of pure, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with 1/2 tsp. unpasteurized honey  in a cup of warm water before meals can  help speed up metabolism and improve digestion, as it increases your body’s natural production of hydrochloric acid .

2. Lifestyle:

  • more exercise: a minimum of  four – 30 minute walks per week at a good pace that is enough to get you breathing  heavily. As you continue this, you will find that you are able to walk further/faster each week. Don’t worry if the first walk only takes you 50 meters. It’s a start! “No time” is not an excuse: just don’t watch TV or read newspaper for those times. Make time if health is a priority, which it is #1 priority for most people, if they think about it. Weight bearing exercise increases muscle mass, which may weigh more, but looks better and is healthier than fat.
  • ensure that you have two or more bowel movements per day. If not, take LBS II (a Lower Bowel herbal combination). These are both natural herbal laxative and bowel toners which are not addictive; the longer you use them the less you will need. You may also require the addition of fibre in the form of Psyllium Hulls Combination. They are very inexpensive insurance for better lifelong health and this is one of the most important lifestyle habits to develop. If your bowels are not working well, this is an essential part of any weight loss program.  A Cleanse is a good start to any weight loss program, and essential if someone does not have 1-2 movements per day. .

3. Emotional:

  • create a positive mental attitude about yourself, your body image and your life. Use pictures, affirmations, visualizations, meditation, journaling – there are many good tools. Having a buddy for encouragement is helpful. Set achievable goals and treat yourselves when you achieve them.  (non-food treats).

 4. Supplements:

Chromium is a trace mineral that is part of the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), which   is necessary to balance glucose levels in the blood. It helps burn fat, regulate blood sugar, increase energy, and nourish the pancreas. Chelated Chromium Nicotinate is more bioavailable, as it is bound with niacin so the body’s cells and enzymes recognize this as part of the natural GTF molecule. It is enhanced by the addition of yarrow and red clover which also are natural sources of Chromium. 

Synerprotein Powder is a nutritionally balanced non GMO soy based protein powder with amino acids and cruciferous vegetable base. This can be used as meal replacement (one – two times/day) and is a delicious  protein energy drink which can be mixed with water, juice,  and fruit. Either Synerprotein powder, or Nutri Burn  Protein poweder are best taken as a super shake.

Nutri- Burn is a whey based protein powder with added CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which boosts metabolism.

Digestive Enzymes  or Garden Essence plant enzymes – most people find that if they are digesting their food better, they require less food and have higher energy levels. Each of these enzymes are full spectrum, meaning they can digest all 3 major food groups. Eliminates 3 Bs:  belch, bloat & burp. 

Collatrim contains protein in the form of collagen and amino acids, which our body needs for healthy muscles, skin, hair and nails. When taken on an empty stomach before bed, many people have found decrease in size, as fat converts into muscle. Other positive side effects are noticed in improved hair luster and skin tone, decrease in stretch marks,  stronger nails, and better sleep. “Lose while you Snooze”.

Fat Grabbers helps increase intake of water-soluble dietary fibre. Helps adsorb and eliminate cholesterol and dietary fat. Taken before meals also helps one to eat less.

Cleanses: 10 day Tiao He (balance & Harmony),  7 day Clean Start, or 14 day Candida Clear are all a great start to a weight loss program, as well as a good way to start healthier eating and lessen addictions.

“Healthy” Wheat and other grains?

Cardiologist William Davis, MD, says challenges started when big agriculture stepped in decades ago to develop a higher-yielding crop. Today’s “wheat,” he says, isn’t even wheat, thanks to some of the most intense crossbreeding efforts ever seen. The wheat products today are nothing like the wheat products of our grandmother’s age.

The intensive breeding efforts that have so dramatically transformed wheat should not to be confused with genetic engineering of food, or GMOs, which has its own set of additional problems.

Modern wheat’s new biochemical code causes hormone disruption that is linked to diabetes and obesity. “It is not my contention that it is in everyone’s best interest to cut back on wheat; it is my belief that complete elimination is in everyone’s best health interests,” says Dr. Davis.

In addition to this there is more research daily showing how wheat and other gluten containing grains are wreaking havoc on peoples’ intestinal tract. Leaky gut is an increasingly chronic condition caused by continual aggravation and inflammation of the digestive tract. Wheat (Triticum aestivum), has a high content of gliadins and lectins causing  wheat germ agglutinin (WGA). WGA plays a prominent role in lectin-induced adverse effects, causing immune disruption, cytotoxicty, neurotoxicty and cardiotoxicty.

The Paleo diet, Caveman diet, Atkin’s diet, are all versions of the same thing: what we have taught the last 30 years: CCC – Cut The Crappy Carbohydrates. .In other words, decrease the carbohydrates, especially processed ones!

As in my book, The Paw Paw Program, I recommend people opt for non-wheat, and more alkalinizing grains like quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and wild rice,  in small quantities (less than half a cup) to avoid triggering high blood sugar, abnormal cell growth and weight loss. If you are insulin resistant with belly bulge, you may even need to curtail these until you have regulated your insulin metabolism.

Other References:  http://www.rodale.com/wheat-free-diet-o

Dr. Cordain’s Paleo Diet.

Weight Loss Success

Here is one success from a woman who has followed the basics of our Weight Loss Program, by dropping her carbohydrate addiction.

Maureen weightloss

Before

This picture was taken in Ireland 3 years ago . Note the size of my neck and arms.  I was at the doctor’s office yesterday and weighed in at 156 lb. In September of 2010, I was 195, so have lot almost 40 lbs. One of the other things I’ve been using is apple cider vinegar.  I think this revved up my metabolism.

 

Maureen weightloss after

                                      After (with new granddaughter)

 

May Health Newsletter

BENOIT & ASSOCIATES HEALTH EDUCATION NEWSLETTER

** May, 2011 **

For more information or for help with achieving your optimum health levels, please contact our office by phone: 250-748-6802 email: takethenaturalpath@gmail.com
Website www.naturalpathremedies.com

Check the articles added to our blog since the last newsletter:
Two short Youtube videos about my book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer.

Parasites, Pets and People

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

If there is a natural health topic you would like to know more about, ask me on my website blog and I will do my best to answer.

We are also connected with many professionals offering classes and conference calls great ways to learn more about your health…… let’s find out more about what’s upcoming…..

Education local and worldwide – colour coded, so you can quickly browse through to see which are of interest….

Local Upcoming Dinner Classes:

Duncan:
Tue.June 14th: Hormones for Men and Women

Lake Cowichan:
Wed. May 25th: Herb Walk Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve
Classes again next September – Let us know what topic interests you!

Compass Group Assessment Classes
Come to find out an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health. Watch this 3 minute video

Assessments in group setting – fun and informative –only $25, repeats $20, then $10
– call office to pick a date for your own Compass Home Party – you get a free assessment, plus $50 in free product.

Education Worldwide:

Business Coaching
-if you are interested in earning while you learn, let us know. We have brief meetings after monthly dinner classes and can set up one on one coaching to help you earn some extra cash, while helping yourself and others to health!
We are always looking for more people to train as herbal specialists. The world is in need!

Our Annual Herbal Intensive, July  15th – 18th,  is a great place to start. Ask for the poster for details.

Webinars on the amazing Brilliant Body Systems. If you have not watched these yet, they are well done, very informative and with the CD anyone can present professional education to friends and family anywhere! Great training available free and online to all members, from past training at http://www.nsprc.ca

Dental advisory about cone beam new technology.

Please warn your friends and family about this travesty–especially those who have kids headed to their first orthodontist appointment. But this warning is for everyone–not just kids. If your dentist wants to x-ray your teeth, ask what technology is being used. If it is, “cone-beam CT scan,” say you don’t mind taking the extra half-hour for the digital camera–or that you’re willing to skip the special effects altogether. To understand why… http://www.healthiertalk.com/new-dental-tech-delivers-enormous-doses-radiation-3811

Monthly Specials For Members
– see below how to become a member and why you may want to do this!

May special for new members – free Digestive Enzymes PLUS free small Silver Guard with $75 order – if you have been thinking of it, now is the time! Call our office.
Til mid June “We Miss You Special” for expired members – free S/H and free small Silver Guard with a $50 renewal order.

How does Membership with Nature’s Sunshine Products benefit you?
• You can receive discounts from 10 – 40% on the most potent, most professionally formulated herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements in the industry since 1972.

What do you need to do?
• Contact our office by email, phone or website
• Memberships are free in most countries when you place an order.
• Go to www.naturessunshine.com choose your country and use sponsor
# 309344-6 to receive discount

Free education, resource centre, fact sheets, webinars and professional conference calls.

Video Picks

As diabetes is North America’s No.1 pandemic, please watch this 4 min. video. Although not everyone has the ability to do this on their own, this video proves you can control, prevent and reverse diabetes: http://www.rawfor30days.com/RawFor30/2011_rd_action.html

Food Matters – YES IT DOES!
If your time is short, just go to 12:25 minutes and listen to a few minutes from Andrew Saul, PhD Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist. Here are other doctors explaining why and how 94 % of medical doctors do NOT know anything about nutrition, proper eating, and why supplementation is essential: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-matters/

Political Scene

Natural Health products are under the most severe threat of extinction since 35 years I have been in this field. Canadians are encouraged to continue to write the Minister of Health, the Prime Minister, and your MP to tell them you want access to natural health products. NOW is a good time. Visit either of these sites to educate yourself before it is too late.
http://www.soscanada.net/
http://nhppa.org/
www.hans.org
You can also help by getting signatures for Canadian Health Charter petition.

Interesting Stats: deaths per year from adverse reactions of properly prescribed Drugs in various countries:
US: 106,000
UK: 10,000 Compare this to deaths from car accidents – 3,500 and from Prostate Ca – 9,000 (I wonder how many of these are from the cancer treatment?)
Canada: 1/10 of US generally, meaning 10,000+

Compare to this proven, not alleged, deaths from vitamins, minerals, herbs or other natural products: 0 – that’s ZERO. In all of the above countries.Whenever we ask Health Canada to release their purported adverse reactions to NPNs, they refuse to follow freedom of information regulations.

Humour

Did you know you can use an eyedropper to put Silver Guard directly in the eyes for infection like pink eye (infectious conjunctivitis), redness, and to help prevent cataracts? So what’s an eyedropper you ask? A clumsy opthamalmologist.
The tip is for real, though.

Spiritual and Emotional

Never under-estimate what one person can accomplish……

Recently a 98 year-old lady named Irena Sendler passed away.
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Nurse. She had an ‘ulterior motive’. As a German, she KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried in the back of her truck. She had a dog that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants from the gas chambers.
She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize … She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

She died, being nursed by one of the children she saved. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War. In memory of the millions around the world who were/are murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated. It is imperative to make sure the world never forgets these past atrocities, because there are others who continue to do it today.

Raising Healthy Children

A Super Shake in the morning helps children to focus in school. You need good nutrition for the brain to work! GreenZone, SynerProtein Powder and fruit with water make a quick and simple meal in a minute. TNT (Total Nutrition Today is also a great way to add vitamins, minerals and fibre and it tastes great, so can be used if you don’t have fruit on hand – we like to add some SynerProtein or NutriBurn Whey Protein to TNT.
This drink can also be taken as a school snack; just shake before use!
Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day for both children and adults.

Please contact our office for full fact sheets or to order these products.

Yours in health,

Benoit & Associates Health Education
Here to serve you…….

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome X

Diabetes is without question the fastest-growing chronic disease in North America. More than 2 million Canadians currently have the disease.

Twenty years ago, metabolic syndrome was almost an unknown idea among conventional practitioners. Today it is recognized as the precursor to full-blown diabetes. This is gratifying because it means conventional medicine accepts the idea that diabetes develops over time — it doesn’t just appear overnight.

The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is made when three or more of five disorders are present in the patient: high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and an above-average waistline.

Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome are basically the same thing. They begin with the same faulty cell signalling that, over time, causes metabolic disorders and damage, and eventually, degenerative diseases.

New research is confirming what herbalists and natural practitioners have known for millennium – that we can use specific natural ingredients to sort out the mixed-up cell signalling that occurs in metabolic syndrome and reverse the problem.

Chromium with GTF – Glucose Tolerance Factor helps the body to utilize glucose effectively

P14: a pancreas support combination, containing 14 different herbs that aid the pancreas in digestion, insulin production and secretion; also helps lower blood sugar levels.

Gluco Reg: blood sugar combination designed to help people overcome insulin resistance. Gymnema, Banaba, Bitter Melon, Fenugreek, Chromium, Vanadium

GreenZone: Protein, fats and carbs in ratio of 40-30-30 helps keep blood sugar levels balanced, prevents sugar cravings, maintains energy. GreenZone is a source of super dense greens nutrition.

SynerProtein or NutriBurn Whey as protein: helps balance blood sugar levels.

SuperTrio – an easy daily supplement to ensure you meet your daily needs. Contains Omegas which helps prevent inflammation, diabetes, decrease carb and sugar cravings.

A full Fact Sheet on any of these products is available from Benoit & Associates Health Education. Ph: 250-748-6802, or email: TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com

Some explanations of common terms:

Hypoglycemia is a condition of low blood sugar. Reactive hypoglycemia is when the drop in blood sugar happens 2-5 hours after eating. As Dr. Kharrazian, known for his revolutionary book on the thyroid, points out: “Reactive hypoglycemia is an early stage of insulin resistance… and can lead to diabetes.” He also explains how hypoglycemia is related to many forms of hypothyroidism and sluggish pituitary function. (4)

Insulin resistance happens when an ongoing release of insulin is released in response to high blood glucose (sugar). This excess insulin causes inflammation of the cell membranes, making them less able to accept insulin, which transports glucose into the cells.  We then lose energy as we have no fuel. We run out of gas, so to speak. Remember this is all due to excess sugars in the diet.

Some symptoms of insulin resistance:

  • sleepy after meals
  • weight gain, especially around belly
  • hungry all day, even after large meals
  • hormonal imbalances such as breast for men and facial hair for women
  • irritability or foggy thinking if you miss a meal
  • dependence on caffeine to make it though the day
  • difficultly falling asleep at night and sluggish in morning

The last 3 symptoms also point to adrenal exhaustion which is related to insulin resistance and hypoglycaemia.