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Food & Supplement Quality

Why Bother to Supplement?

Dr. James Scala, who was a nutritional doctor for Mount Everest expeditions,  shares the statistic that over 60% of all deaths are related to poor diet. “…over 5 people in America die every 2 minutes from an illness that proper nutrition could have either prevented completely or put far into the future.”

To think that 60% of all deaths could be prevented if we only put enough nutrition into our bodies is mind boggling. In ‘developed’ countries, we have a food abundance and yet we are starving to death! How can that be? Here are 7 answers.

1. Much of the foods we eat today are empty of nutrition. We are eating too much overly processed foods, frankenstein GMO foods,  poor quality foods, and too little natural foods in proper ratios.

2. Agricultural practices have interfered with plants’ abilities to convert raw elements from the earth into bioavailable minerals and amino acids. Our plants are mineral and amino acid deficient.

3. Our society is trained to turn to medical prescriptions to solve the diseases we are becoming afflicted with. All drugs have harmful side effects that rob our immune systems from doing their job of sustaining our health.

4. We have forgotten that it is energy from the sun, from exercise, from love, from unprocessed foods with nutrients, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, essential fatty acids that will keep our bodies healthy and strong, as well as help our bodies recover from any illness we may be afflicted with. So nutrition in our present day is totally disregarded as the solution to all diseased conditions.

5. Dr. Scala stated that baby boomers may be the last generation to have increased longevity, and that their children will have a reduced average life span. He also said that with optimum nutrition, we should be living to 120 years!

6. Dr. Scala formulated the SynerPro (Synergystic Protectors) concentrate for NSP over 20 years ago, way ahead of his time. This concentrate contains broccoli, cabbage, carrot, red beet, rosemary, tomato, turmeric, grapefruit & orange bioflavonoids, and hesperidin). As detailed in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program, pages 175 – 180 these phytonutrients and phytochemicals are powerhouses for healthy cells. The concentrate blend adds nutrition, energy & enhances absorption of the SynerPro  Vitamins & Minerals, B Complex, Calcium- Magnesium, as well as SynerProtein powder (CA & Europe).  Years after his formulations, mainstream started expounding the benefits of lycopenes in tomatoes, anti-inflammatories in turmeric, flavonoids in rosemary, etc.

7. Benoit’s 284 page book contains great wisdom on correct diet for building health, no matter what condition a person has. Her Case Studies & Testimonials answer many questions that clients have had. Recipes to start making healthier choices are found in Chapter 10.

 

How to Supplement?

Many people are choosing to make improved food choices, as well as supplementing their intake with vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplemental superfoods. A good decision!  But far too many people end up spending too much money on worthless supplements.

The missing factor is quality control. Not all supplements are  the same.  Diligent research and tests from independent labs such as Brunswick, show that only 15% of nutritional & herbal companies actually have in the bottle what is printed on the label. That is because 85% of all supplements on the market are made by 3rd party companies. In other words, a company takes another company’s products and sticks their own labels on it, then sells them.  There is no quality control here.

Nature’s Sunshine is second to none in quality. Our standards are so consistent that we get results. Nature’s Sunshine has more than the required certifications as they decided in 1972  to invest in quality control, in addition to research & development. Nature’s Sunshine goes so far that they make their own capsules, so they know they are free from fillers and questionable ingredients.

Nature’s Sunshine does not own any farms and therefore they are in no way obligated to sell products that may be of lesser quality. Quality is never compromised because of bad crops, harvesting, drying, or storage. They are free to choose the best quality from around the world, and they do.

One example is Kelp, which comes from Nova Scotia. 600  tests are performed on this one plant before it is released for production. One of these testing procedures is Geiger counter testing for radioactivity.  All products are manufactured in the Utah state of the art manufacturing facility, where every single batch of herbs is fully tested. All test samples are kept for 6 years. Having an organic or wild crafted label means nothing if this degree of testing is not performed. NSP is above and beyond organic; it is potent!

We are very proud to  educate & distribute a product line that demonstrates such a high  level of  sincere integrity. If this message reaches you and you are not a member of Nature’s Sunshine please contact us to start to get results with your nutritional program!

Curcumin BP (Black Pepper)

Cindy Klement, Master Nutritionist presented at the Canadian NSP Herbal  Conference. We learned that the new Curcumin BP contains  a concentrated extract from the fruit of black pepper, piper nigrum. This increases  the absorption of the curcuminoids and therefore the effectiveness of Curcumin by 2000%. There is no Curcumin on the market that competes with this Natures Sunshine brand.

I love Nature’s Sunshine products as they are the most superior herbal products on the market. Curcumin has been studied for powerful properties that have a beneficial effect on pain and inflammation of all types. This article on Herbs Are Effective -5000 years of science highlights some studies.

Each capsule contains Curcuma longa (curcumin) rhizome 550 mg, Piper nigrum (black pepper) fruit extract (50:1) 2.5 mg. The 50:1 means it is concentrated 50 times.

This 45 second video explains why this formula is so effective. (Same formula in Canada and US.)

Please contact Benoit Health Education to order the best at the best prices, whichever country you live in; we an guide you to optimum health!

Q & A? Can I take…..with Paw Paw Program?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked by those using the Paw Paw Program to heal and or prevent cancer.

Can I take tumeric, can I take curcumin, can I take Red Raspberry Seed extract, can I take  aged Garlic? Can I take Beta Glucans form  XYZ Company? Can I take quercertin, citrus pectin, coconut oil capsules, cayenne, EGCG (from Green Tea), polyphenols, resveratrol…… the list and options can be extensive and are limitless!

In our experience, because there is so much information available on the net and so many different choices, people are overwhelmed and want to take every thing that is promoted as being helpful for cancer. This is one reason why, in my book, The Paw Paw Program, I devote almost 20 pages of Chapter 2 to discuss other successful and useful herbs, supplements, and protocols. However, after using many of these myself and with clients in my professional practice for almost 35 years, it is also why I wrote the book explaining specific research, actions and program for Paw Paw, Asimina triloba. It is because this is what myself, other researchers and practitioners have found to be the most effective combination.

The therapeutic program in The Paw Paw Program addresses the causes for cancer, and the necessary steps to correct those causes, while rebuilding the the immune system and saturating the body with complete nutrition to enable it to heal and to stay healthy. This means, in a nutshell:

  • determining the cause of injury
  • stopping inflammation
  • healing infection
  • eliminating toxins  via kidneys, colon, skin, lungs
  • ensuring circulation so nutrients reach every cell of the body for healing

To do this, we start with the basic Paw Paw program. This article includes specific recommendations for dosages and timing.

For those who wish to add more to the basic program, we have found those therapeutics listed in the Paw Paw Program Upgrade to be the most beneficial. These nutritional combinations are more effective than all the separate supplements that can be added, such as those I list at the beginning, or any other numerous options. These MAY all be good supplements, if they are quality products; however the additional ones I list in the above article and  in my book  are more specific to support the body to overcome disease with this program.

After E-Tea (the original Essiac formula) and Pau D’Arco recommended in the Paw Paw Upgrade, I would add Cat’s Claw Combination then Colostrum. Here is one excerpt recently received  from a  co-worker who is also very successful with cancer.

 All diseased conditions are caused by inflammation. Quality Colostrum binds toxic lectins, which can be one source of inflammation. Colostrum is a whole food, able to regulate blood sugar levels.  It increases bone and lean muscle mass. It regenerates the neurotransmitters of the brain.  Colostrum regenerates and accelerates the growth of aged and injured muscle, bone, cartilage, skin collagen and nervous tissue. Colostrum is an anti-aging food.

Dr. Shealy says, “By heating it above 140 degrees, Colostrum loses all its potency”.

Colostrum from Nature’s Sunshine is not heated which makes it live and anti-aging.

A separate note on Beta Glucans. Yes, they are compatible with the Paw Paw Program, as the actions do not promote ATP production, plus contribute to the immune system’s ability to slow tumour growth via anti-angiogenesis; similar actions to  Paw Paw Cell Reg, Asimina triloba. They work by binding to receptors on macrophages and other white blood cells and activating them. 

I find if one can get any supplement or nutrition, including beta glucans, in a whole, natural form, it is better assimilated by the body. This is  why NSP offers it in several products, all derived from plant/herb sources.

Beta glucans are a component of Colostrum – another reason Colostrum is recommended. Beta glucans are also included in one of our Super Foods, Nature’s Harvest (which can be added to your blender shake) and  Beta Glucans are also found in Reishi Mushroom, Lycium and Schizandra, which are all found in Mineral Chi Tonic, part of the Basic Program. In the US, Beta glucans are also found in Immune Simulator, from Maitake mushrooms.

I believe that when one sources  nutrition from a whole plant, rather than as an extracted  isolate supplement, the body can digest it better and utilize it better.  The body resonates with whole plant energy more than with a isolated parts. This has been proven through the centuries. This is why vitamins and minerals that are in  a whole herbal, food base are much better utilized even if much lower dosages.

So bottom line, do not worry about taking everything you will hear about online and on the news- if you are following the recommendation in The Paw Paw Program, you are on the right track to discovering the World IS Round already!

Re-read the dietary recommendations, get those Super Shakes happening with some good quality protein such as nuts and Nature’s Harvest and enjoy getting healthier day by day. Blessings!

Herbs ARE Effective – Science Recognizes 5000+ Years History

Below are 3 quotes from learned people that give us food for thought about keeping an open mind and looking outside the box on many “accepted” ideas:

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” Western Union internal memo, 1876

“I think there is world market for maybe five computers” -Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

640K ought to be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates, 1981

It is as hard to believe that these statements were taken seriously,  as it that people once believed that the world was flat. Or that rampant cell growth, aka cancer,  can only be treated with surgery, chemical poisons or radiation. This gives you some idea why the title of Lorene Benoit’s book on healing is named:  The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

Having  been in the natural health field since 1974, and seriously using herbs since 1980, it is very heartening to see science supporting traditional healing more every day. Not that I need the proof, having seen life changing results with natural healing for thousands of people,  but this may help move the public toward a better understanding of why herbal healing is still around after more than 5000 years. And why it is important to look outside the box and learn to take more control of our own health for a healthier, happier life!

New research from Thailand indicates curcumin may be as effective as ibuprofen in relieving osteoarthritis pain.      

In a study involving 367 patients (mean age 60 years) with knee osteoarthritis, subjects were randomized into two groups who received either ibuprofen (1,200 mg/day) or a turmeric extract (75-85% total curcuminoids, 1,500 mg/day) for four weeks. Treatment efficacy was assessed via the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC®) total, WOMAC pain, WOMAC stiffness and WOMAC function scores.

Comparison of WOMAC scores showed significant improvement from baseline in both the ibuprofen and curcumin groups, with no significant difference between the two groups. While both treatments were generally well tolerated, there were fewer reports of adverse gastrointestinal side-effects in the curcumin group. These findings are consistent with previous research showing curcumin to be similar or more effective than ibuprofen in efficacy and much safer for all forms of inflammation.

References: Kuptniratsaikul V, Thanakhumtorn S, et al. Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Clin Interv Aging 2014 Mar 20;9:451–8.doi:10.2147/CIA.S58535 
AlternComplement Med. 2009 Aug; 15 (8):891-7. doi: 10.1089/acm.2008.0186

Nature’s Sunshine Cure-Q-Min contains 400 mg of curcuminoids provided by the internationally recognized Curcumin C3 Complex®. This ingredient is patented for its unique composition ratio of the bioactive curcuminoids (95%) extracted from turmeric roots. The Curcumin C3 Complex® is highly regarded in the clinical literature for consistency, quality and integrity of the three main antioxidant and protective compounds found in turmeric root, collectively known as curcuminoids. It has the been the clinical trial material of choice for a significant number of research studies investigating its protective, antioxidant and inflammation-mediating effects.

 

Stress is far worse for cardiovascular health than cholesterol will ever be

Dr. Stephen Sinatra ( no, not Frank) , MD, FACN tells us clearly shows that emotions have a tremendous effect on our physical health. He lists five of the most common negative emotions: Anger, Sadness, Heartbreak, Stress  and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I love that last one – anytime enough people have similar challenges, an new “disorder” is created, usually to promote a new drug to treat the new disorder.

What these 5 stressful emotions have in common is that they all produce hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline and nor-adrenaline. Among other effects, these hormones  thicken the blood, and create inflammation. So instead of ingesting rat poison, aka blood thinners, consider reducing these negative emotions and supplementing your diet with  a good quality Stress Formula (CA)/ Nutri Calm (US), which contain both herbs and B Vitamins. Besides helping reduce the physical effects of stress, this formula  also helps lower homocysteine levels related to Cardiovascular health.

Stress related emotions also decrease essential mineral such as Potassium  and Magnesium, two essential minerals which help regulate heart beat and kidney output. Chinese Mineral Chi Tonic is one of the best synergistic formulas to help balance these minerals AND deal with stress, while increasing our vital energy.

Drugs accomplish nothing long-term to reducing stress, but there are many things you can incorporate into your life that will. Read how Dr. Bruce Lipton has shown how just one emotion such as love can physically change our genetic fate.

One simple exercise to begin today is the Gratitude Attitude – a recent Harvard study stated that saying 3 specific things per day for which you are grateful have been shown to decrease our metabolic age by 10 years in only 21 days! Other tips for emotional healing are included in Chapter 6 of Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – The “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

 

Ten Scientific Studies Prove that Genetically Modified Food Can Be Harmful To Human Health

The data “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, two of our major detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system,” reported Gilles-Eric Séralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen.

Human health, of course, is of primary import to us, but ecological effects are also in play. Ninety-nine percent of GMO crops either tolerate or produce insecticides. This may be the reason we see bee colony collapse and massive butterfly deaths.  If GMOs are wiping out earth’s pollinators, they are far more disastrous than the threat they pose to humans and other mammals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyEJ9ytfyJ0#t=76

 

Vitamin C works on chicken pox, measles, polio – and without harmful side effects.

Dr. Frederick Klenner graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1936. In the “Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C”, Dr. Lendon H. Smith outlines numerous cases on how Dr. Klenner quickly cured a variety of viral diseases by the use of intravenous vitamin C.

He reports of a ten month old baby with high fever, watery nose, dry cough, red eyes and rash characteristic of measles. Dr Klenner gave the baby 1,000 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C every four hours and the temperature dropped, the cough stopped and the rash disappeared.

Another eight-year-old child with measles developed encephalitis, became stuporous and responded only to pain. He quickly cured the child by both intravenous and oral vitamin C.

A 23 year old man with mumps developed swollen testicles, the size of tennis balls, along with overwhelming pain. After 1,000 mg of intravenous vitamin C the pain subsided. During the next 24 hours he was given 2,000 mg of intravenous C every two hours. His fever returned to normal in 36 hours and he was up and about in 60 hours.

Dr. Lendon Smith describes how Klenner discovered that intravenous C could also quickly dry up chicken pox lesions and subdue viral hepatitis.

But Dr. Klenner’s most important study involved the great polio epidemic of 1948-50. He successfully treated 60 polio victims using intravenous doses of vitamin C, up to 200,000 mg every 12 hours for four days. None developed paralysis. He soon learned that the sicker the patient the higher the dose required.

So we need to ask ourselves:

  • are we prepared to accept age old remedies that are now being proven by “science”, and even those that have stood the test of millennium but may never get funded by big pharma to prove they work?
  • how simple and inexpensive ate these remedies  compared to the cost and damaging side effects of pharmaceuticals and mass vaccination with toxic ingredients?
  • what can we do to keep our immune systems strong so that we do not offer ourselves as a host to germs and viruses that we are all exposed to on a daily basis?
  • why would we not WANT to take safe and affordable steps to ensure our optimum health?

Time to be pro-active about healthy living and successful aging! You may choose to start by taking this simple Health Assessment, then  contact the author with your score to help develop a plan of action to improve your health on a daily basis. It is your life and your health – embrace it!

Q & A Nerve Pain

Question:

Do you know of a treatment for nerve pain (feet and ankles)
EH from YT

 

Answer:

Nerve pain or neuralgia, can have many causes, and of course natural healing is not just about symptomatic relief, but getting to the root of the problem.

Are nerves being impinged or pressured in some way from a structural accident, posture or degeneration? For example a vertebral challenge, misplaced vertebra or bulging disk can put pressure on a nerve. If there is a physical or structural challenge, then this needs to be addressed for full resolution.

A restriction in circulation or injury can cause inflammation, and loss of nutrition reaching a nerve. This must be rectified to prevent degeneration of a nerve. As mentioned in The Paw Paw Program, Chapter 1 – “inflammation is the Root of All Evil”; it  affects all dis-ease conditions, including those that involve pain.

So without more detail, which would require a consultation,  it is  difficult to answer this more completely, but do seek out the cause.

From a pain reduction point of view, here are several formulations that we have used successfully over the past 25 years that can help with inflammation and pain in general, and nerve pain specifically. Herbs will also provide the nourishment necessary for  nerve  repair.

The following are some of the best anti-inflammatories from the herbal kingdom, some pain killers, and some topical applications which can all offer relief.

Please read these over and select two of the internal remedies, plus one topical. Try them conscientiously for at least one month. The beauty of this approach is that the herbs will have no negative side effects as most drugs do, and usually your body will benefit in some way from the added nutrition. You can see ingredients and benefits from these links, but if you require more information or to order, please Contact us. 

Internal use taken orally to relieve inflammation and heal nerves:

Inflammation: Curcumin BP  (CA) and Curcumin BP (US)- concentrated standardized curcuminoid complex

Nerve healing: Stress Pack (CA)     Nervous System Pack (US)

Nerve health, tingling, vegetarians, digestion, memory: Liquid B12 Plus (CA)  Liquid B12 Complete (US)

 

External use applied on skin to relieve inflammation and heal nerves:

Lobelia (CA)      Lobelia  (US)

Tei Fu Massage  (CA)   Tei Fu Massage (US)  : increases circulation;  helps relieve inflammation and pain; excellent for arthritis, sore muscles, sports injuries

 

Note: We adhere to the NSP policy and motto of  “Quality, Service and Integrity”. Ordering online (Amazon or EBay), is illegal, as an unknown seller cannot provide Service or Integrity, which we can. NSP has provided the professional Quality, exceeding pharmaceutical  standards,  since 1972.Ordering through our office will give you the best price and best service.

 

Q & A – effects of T3, Tylenol

Question:

What side affects does taking T3’s have on your body.. I have chronic back pain and been thru so many tests 🙁  its been 3 years now              Rho, BC

Answer:

T3’s are a combination of acetaminophen, codeine, and caffeine. For severe pain, temporary, occasional use may be warranted, but long term use creates havoc on many systems of your body. Some of those are briefly listed here; more details is widely available by doing an internet search Tylenol or T3 side effects.

Nervous system: mental and respiratory depression, stupor, delirium, drowsiness, which can increase risk of falls and hip fractures in the elderly.

Gastro-intestinal system: nausea, vomiting, and constipation have been reported frequently with the use of codeine. If one needs to take these medication, take LBS, a safe herbal laxative in capsule form, or LB, in liquid form, so you do not compound the pain with toxic overload caused by constipation.

Hepatic system: The liver is the organ that takes the brunt with long term use of tylenol and related drugs. Several cases of hepatotoxicity (liver toxin overload)  from chronic acetaminophen therapy at therapeutic doses have been reported despite a lack of And risk factors for toxicity.

In addition, pain killers are not addressing the cause of your pain, and this is what you need to determine if you do not want to become a long term pharmaceutical drug addict.

General health improvements in lifestyle, such as the Four Pillars of Health suggested in Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally, can help.

One safe, natural anti-inflammatory, shown to be very effective in clinical studies, is Cure-Q-Min. The concentrated tumeric compounds in this product have shown benefit for joint pain and other inflammatory conditions. The side -effects of Cure-Q-Min? None! In fact, it has been shown to exert such a broad range of beneficial effects on various conditions, supports digestive and liver functions and is a blood tonic, that it has
been referred to as the “pre-clinical cure-all.” Contact our office if you would like to try this.