Need for Education

“I have spent my life’s mission in order to heal the people without the need of drugs.”

In today’s world it is a constant sell; it seems, everyone is a victim of some sorts, and with Christmas around the corner it is worse than ever. In Canada, we don’t have too many pharmaceutical drug commercials, at least nothing compared to the US, where they seem to be airing constantly. People are speaking openly discussing their health issues. This is not just the old. Those in their teens and in their twenties also seem to suffer from the same sort of health conditions as grandpa does. It seems like that for most of them, they pass their leisure time surfing the internet or watching television of various interests on multiple formats, where every viewing screen is filled with the same bombardment of ads to convince you to buy what’s missing in your life. We know the deal, and because we know everything concerning, our data is being tracked, and we are constantly on guard of being taken advantage of. I have to admit, I feel the same, but the real question is how does one regain their trust and still feel protected and become educated in the process when nothing seems to actually support this?

Education is the key, but what education? Winston Churchill’s statement that “history is written by the winners” says a lot doesn’t it? Healthcare is no exception; I just shake my head when I hear the horrors, the brutal treatments the poor souls are on, as they get limited relief and host of side effects. They continue because they don’t know of anything else. How do you honestly—and I use this word in its truest sense—reach these people? They have become jaded for good reason: because misinformation is everywhere and healthcare, the medical system, seems to be the only way. After all, when the real health issues appear, what can vitamins do? Well, I’m glad you asked.

Here is where the real naturopathic medicine falls in the cracks. Trust me, not all professional branded supplements are any better than the ones that are not—for this discovery you will need to do your homework in order to narrow down even this group. Knowing the landscape and understanding the need, I decided to do something about it. The best way was to speak directly from my heart and without any pretence or science jargon that could confuse. Instead, I decided to concentrate on the facts concerning holistic health, to let the listener decide if it is right for them. After all, I have spent my life’s mission in order to heal the people without the need of drugs.

I believe that a choice should be made after deliberating all possibilities, and it shouldn’t come from a feeling of fear or misinformation. In addition, to be given access to the crucial and sometimes very fundamental knowledge that no-one seems willing to talk about for this type of revelation may become the key to a much healthier nation. In my video sessions I’m giving the most important information by building everything from the basis (e.g. how a specific organ functions, how the different elements work in our body or what are the most relevant areas that we need to pay attention to) so that after watching everyone can form their opinion and/or do their further research on the subject.

Below you can find the list of our videos. Have a listen, see for yourself, and let me know what you think. For one thing, it will give you a different perspective concerning pharmaceutical drugs and nutraceutical medicines, and may help you in bringing your body into a balanced state, so that it can heal itself without dependency or side effects. Now, wouldn’t that be a merry Christmas?

List of the Life Choice Videos:

Life Choice Intro

Product Quality

L-Tryptophan

Thyrodine Thyroid Gland

DMSO

DLPA

Kava Kava

Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme

Zinc Picolinate

Neurotransmitter Support

Thymus Gland

Next Generation B Complex Part 1

Next Generation B Complex Part 2

Hgh+ Homeopathic

CLAW-OCHMB

Laktokhan Probiotic

Adrenal Gland

Progest Liposome Cream

GABA

Fiery Male

Opti Cal-Mag with K2

Where is the Government Oversight Concerning Public Health, Who’s in Charge of Caring?

“Remember, you get what you pay for: do your own research, read the labels and chose quality over what’s being promoted and assumed to be good for you.”

To live out your years and to die of old age without first succumbing to disease seems almost impossible today. It is as though we are at war. Not by an invading enemy landing on our soil but by day to day living in a hostile environment. They say ignorance is bliss but how about willful blindness? Is it that some folks just don’t want to know? The average person lives their life oblivious to the dangers that surround them. Thankfully, most new homes require carbon monoxide detectors—they have the ability to sense danger before it happens, giving advanced warnings to save our lives. What else do we have that can do the same?

Water is a perfect example: Canada has bragging rights with lots of clean fresh water—just open the taps and enjoy! But maybe we need to rethink this way of thinking with the recent discovery. In 2015, a pediatrician in Flint, Michigan, recognized the relationship between an increase in her patients’ lead levels in their blood and the city’s recent change in water supply. The ensuing public health crisis was as revealing as it was tragic. Large numbers of children were found to have blood lead levels that put them at risk for neurotoxic sequelae, and an entire community became dependent on bottled water. Now something even worse is happening as hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water. The contamination is higher than they ever were in Flint. This data is based on an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and reviewed thousands more previously undisclosed results. [1]

To assume and believe all is well is a problem, we are very trusting, but isn’t trust earned? When you visit the great outdoors you fill your lungs, ah, the great mountain air crisp and clean! Could you say the same in any modern day city today? And let’s not forget our food: grocery stores packed to the brim, everything looks so amazing but is it? We could sure use detectors for our food couldn’t we? Salmon packaged deep pink, beef and pork tomato red, and what is genetically modified and what isn’t, the eyes can’t tell. I asked the butcher if they ad dyes to the meat, or is the colour natural? He smiled, and said “everything is coloured to the way we expect it to look like, otherwise it would not be appealing and would not sell.” Our produce is the same; if it isn’t marked organic, we can assume it is genetically modified. Not to mention the highly processed center aisle—god only knows what’s in it. I remember the commercial for Wonder Bread. I used to wonder how they could call it bread since we had a saying at home that the whiter the bread the sooner you’re dead. Now I wonder about everything.

The soon to be released movie titled Dark Waters stars Mark Ruffalo as the environmentally-conscious lawyer (in real life it’s Robert Bilott), who began an environmental crusade in 1998 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Bilott spent the majority of his professional career taking the fight to corrupt chemical companies. In this case, that chemical company is DuPont that had been dumping chemical waste, including an unregulated chemical compound called Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA wasn’t public knowledge at the time but during his research, the lawyer was given access to 160,000 DuPont files which revealed that the company had been using the substance since 1951. This is about chemical dumping, so you can imagine what is done with the nuclear waste and how that’s being disposed of?

How did we get to this positon, where is the oversight? The infrastructure we now have in place is based on companies taking responsibility for their actions and self-regulation, the government only gets involved when problems occur or when discovered by outside investigation, like the Dark Waters case. Yes, they do have inspections but these are booked in advance and any improprieties can easily be hidden if the perpetrator wishes so.

When it comes to our health, we can’t leave the oversight or responsibility to our doctor or any single government body; we must do our own homework, act accordingly, and take matters in our own two hands. The other collective power we have is peaceful protests in order to hold those responsible and make them accountable for their actions. We see the fruits of this power in the Canadian class action lawsuit of Monsanto and their toxic offering of herbicide glyphosate, a killer solution in a spray bottle.

We need all the help we can get. Supplements are not a luxury but a necessity for remaining healthy. Sadly, like everything else, most supplements are made from synthetic feed grade raw materials. Remember, you get what you pay for: do your own research, read the labels and chose quality over what’s being promoted and assumed to be good for you. If someone were to ask me what vitamins they should take, I would suggest covering your bases. The equivalent of a One-A-Day would be Next Generation B-Complex, one with breakfast and one with dinner and Opti-Cal/Mag with K2, two with breakfast and two with dinner. This would provide your daily essentials of vitamins and minerals. To help the body getting rid of heavy metal toxic residues, the best way is with the oral chelation treatment of CLAW-OCHMB from Doctor’s Choice. This is a program and not a daily supplement. Consider these your armour of self-defence as you battle the toxic elements, in order to remain healthy and to live a full life.

 

The best of health,

Eldon

 

Resources and Further Reading:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2757035?guestAccessKey=69c8238d-a50e-4cb3-804e-c922bc798b9d&utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jama&utm_content=olf&utm_term=120219

  • Haynes, Todd. 2019. Dark Waters. USA, Killer Films, Participant.

[1] Mendoza, Martha. 2019.

Less Is More: Why Too Much Medical Care Is Bad for You

“The harder we look, the more cancer we find. Yet most of these extra “cancers” are less likely to affect health.”

You might think that cancer screening is a rather beneficial procedure to follow; after all it supposes to give knowledge and save our lives in the long run. This, of course, is really not always true. In fact, there are many downsides of cancer screening (e.g. PSA tests for prostate cancer or mammograms for breast cancer): one of the best-known is that in many cases they identify types of cancer that pose no risk. The very thought of having a form of cancer that is not harmful is totally unfamiliar to most folks since cancer is associated with immediate panic. As soon as cancer is diagnosed the human mind quickly visualizes the worst case scenarios, worry sets in, my life is at risk, I need medical treatment, and whatever it takes this cancer must leave my body. Tens of thousands have had their entire thyroid gland removed unnecessarily, only having non-life threatening cancer cells. I have heard their stories told in tears and the barbaric radiation treatment taken and a life dependant on anti-rejection drugs and thyroid medication, while living with constant hormonal imbalance. And same applies to having the breasts and ovaries removed based on their higher risk of developing cancer, the testing is called Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene (BRCA), a positive test result means that the patient has a mutation in one of the breast cancer genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2, and therefore is at a higher risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer compared with someone who does not have the mutation. Out of fear of the unknown they surrender their cancer free state of health to the system, keeping in mind that a positive result doesn’t mean you’re certain to develop cancer. Yet, there is another way, holisitic naturopathic treatment and most don’t know it exisists or too affraid of going against the acceptable medical procedues.

We must keep in mind, on its own, would not be harmful, and always get a second or third opinion before any procedures. The problem starts when these procedures lead to overdiagnosis or treatments that are either unnecessary, as stated above, that could cause more damage than benefits. The same is true for thyroid gland screening—as above, and as you might remember, we have discussed this extensively before. “Detecting cancers that would never become apparent is screwing up our understanding of risk factors,” said Dr. H. Gilbert Welch of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, co-author of the analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine.[1] The problem is especially clear in prostate, breast, thyroid cancers and melanoma, all of which are scrutiny dependent.

Another interesting article is targeting the affluent Americans. After examining the situation regarding those four cancers and the patients, it turned out that the affluent Americans were at particularly high risk for being diagnosed with them. It is important to mention that this higher risk comes from the fact that they are so thoroughly examined and thus overdiagnosed only because they can afford the procedure and the medications. Some people argue that overtreatment is better than undertreatment and it might be the case in situations when treatment is really inevitable and necessary but we need to keep in mind that false positives often require repeating mammograms and invasive biopsies that—among other negative effects—can cause high stress level which is by no means beneficial for anyone.

Many researchers around the world would like to improve the situation by “developing advanced imaging as a way to reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies following an elevated PSA. One, called multiparametric MRI, can reveal the size and density of a prostate cancer, and how well-connected it is to the blood supply. MRI reduced unnecessary biopsies by 70 percent”[2] and what is more, it is not missing aggressive cancers which means that it is a much safer alternative to biopsy. Although more research is required to prove the effectiveness of this method, it seems to be a good alternative to other screening techniques.

The truth is that too much of anything may not be good for us and medical care is no exception. “The harder we look, the more cancer we find. Yet most of these extra “cancers” are less likely to affect health.”[3] In reality we develop cancer cells every day and our healthy Immune system, T-cells kill these spontaneous blood cancer cells every day. It is a good thing we don’t get this news reported on an app, can you imagine this happening!

Even doctors agree that their patients receive too much medical care though the situation is not getting any better—the system itself does not operate based on common sense when money is at stake. This, again, circles back to those topics we covered before and shows that the health care system really is broken and in need of repair.

References:

[1] Begley, Sharon. 2018.

[2] Begley, Sharon. 2017.

[3] Welch, H. Gilbert. 2017.

Myths and Truths: Does Dietary Cholesterol Matter?

“Before any treatment for any health condition, one must first consider the body as a whole.”

How often the discussion changes concerning one’s diet? One study says butter is bad and then good and another says margarine is good, and I can smell a skunk even when hidden in a study, P.U.  The tastiest things turn out to be bad for your health, and wouldn’t you know it, turnips are good for you. Maintaining one’s health and following a holistic diet is hard enough but, when you do everything right and things still appear out of range, what’s next?

Cholesterol seems to be a contentious issue; it changes according to your age, weight and gender. Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in blood and produced in your liver, and it is necessary for maintaining life. We also get cholesterol from our foods, especially animal products like meat, eggs, butter, cheese, and milk. The brain weighs 2% of the body weight and comprised of 20% cholesterol, so if you’ve ever been called a fat head, scientifically it was 20% accurate. Cholesterol is defined as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)—often referred to as “bad cholesterol”.

LDL is the most prominent within the body. HDL is considered good for you because it absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver to flush it safely from the body. Plus, high levels of HDL cholesterol can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke and equalize your LDL for your overall cholesterol levels. On the other hand, high LDL levels can build up on the walls of your blood vessels, though this is not always the fault of fat but could be from the buildup of plaque caused by inorganic calcium deposits. In conjunction, your blood vessels build up plaque over time and begin to narrow your blood vessels slowing the flow to and from your heart and other organs. When blood flow to the heart is blocked, it results in angina (chest pain) or heart attack.

Doctors test cholesterol levels in a subclinical manner, when there are no direct clinical findings or symptoms. Although they may be below the surface and undetectable, they monitor early based on these guidelines using an acceptable range. This mass testing approach works in general for certain age groups but it has limitations and the prescribed treatment is not for everyone. Without first knowing a total overview of the entire cardiovascular system, a patient’s diet, lifestyle and any genetic predisposition, medical assessment may not be accurate. If doctors feel they are out of range LDL of 4 or higher, they immediately recommend medication, namely statin drugs which once prescribed they are normally taken for life. Before any medication is considered, a complete assessment must be taken that aligns with your vital organs, your cardiovascular system, including your liver for non-alcoholic fatty disease (NAFLD).

Out of curiosity, I like to examine the money trail—sales statistics explain so much. As we have previously discussed in other newsletters, medical doctors are not properly trained to make dietary recommendations or prescribe based on holistic health treatments. Instead, they are trained by pharmaceutical sales reps (and given selected studies in order to convince the physician) that their medication is the one to use. In the case of treating high cholesterol the drug of choice is Pfizer’s Lipitor. For a decade Lipitor was one of the company’s top blockbusters, with record-high revenues of approximately 13 billion U.S. dollars in 2006. One must be suspicious when national screening is performed and a golden child treatment is recommended across the board, money has a way of corrupting the most innocent discoveries.

What about our diet? A lot of research has been conducted, especially on eggs. Eggs are one of those foods that taste so good, are a significant source of dietary cholesterol, and as you remember, thought to be bad for you. But according to several trusted studies, the opposite might be the case.

[…] eggs may even help improve your lipoprotein profiles, which could lower your risk. One study compared the effects owhole eggs and a yolk-free egg substitute on cholesterol levels. People who ate three whole eggs per day experienced a greater increase in HDL particles and a greater decrease in LDL particles than those who consumed an equivalent amount of egg substitute. However, it’s important to note that eating eggs may pose a risk for those with diabetes, at least in the context of a regular Western diet. Some studies show an increased risk of heart disease in people with diabetes who eat eggs.[1]

I see no issues eating up to 4 eggs per week but I do recommend only selecting organically feed chicken or duck eggs because the feed given for commercial chickens if full of contaminants, hormones and antibiotics.

The “cholesterol hypothesis”—stating that people with high cholesterol are more at risk of dying and would need statin drugs to lower their cholesterol—seems to be shaking. Collecting the findings from past studies involving more than 68,000 participants over 60 years of age, it looks like that “bad cholesterol” has nothing to do with elderly deaths. In fact, older people with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), live sometimes even longer, than their peers with low levels of this same cholesterol. “We found that several studies reported not only a lack of association between low LDL-C, but most people in these studies exhibited an inverse relationship, which means that higher LDL-C among the elderly is often associated with longer life,”[2] said Diamond, one of the members of the research team. What’s more, it appears that having low cholesterol is linked to a higher risk of death from cancer, respiratory disease, and accidents in adults aged 80 and older.

There are, of course, natural treatment options for treating cholesterol after dietary considerations. S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAM-e) is one of the only safe and effective treatments for treating NAFLD that affects 40% of the population, and is known as the silent killer. The other option is chelation therapy with EDTA—this one safely removes built up plaque and heavy metal accumulation within the arteries. There are two options: the drip intravenous done by certain medical doctors or the treatment from Doctor’s Choice called CLAW-OCHMB. It is based on a person’s age, one bottle for every ten years of life, e.g. a fifty year old would require five bottles, and the treatment would last 5 months.

Red yeast rice used to be an effective treatment option but the active natural occurring ingredient was removed because this cost effective approach was not patentable or habit forming. Although it is sold in health stores under the same name but like a eunuch it lacks the potency, and can’t perform the tasks required.

Before any treatment for any health condition, one must first consider the body as a whole and instead of medicating the symptoms treat the complete system beginning with the core of health issues. Remember to always get a second opinion: my recommendation would be to see a naturopathic doctor to consider your options.

References:

  • McDonell, Kayla. 2019. Why Dietary Cholesterol Does Not Matter (For Most People). https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/dietary-cholesterol-does-not-matter
  • David M Diamond, Uffe Ravnskov. 2015. How statistical deception created the appearance that statins are safe and effective in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology. 8 (2): 201.

[1] McDonell, Kayla. 2019.

[2] David M Diamond, Uffe Ravnskov. 2015.

How does your leisure activity contributes to climate change? Trust me you will be shocked!

“We have to ask ourselves: Are we really willing to sacrifice everything for our least important everyday conveniences? The answer is, hopefully, no.”

From the food we eat and the clothes we wear to our overall everyday behaviour—everything plays part in the actual climate situation. What about the other aspects of our lives—besides food and fashion? Have you ever thought about how your leisure activity contributes to climate change? You might be thinking “well, I do not own a private jet and I am happy to binge-watch my favourite TV show without even leaving my home the whole weekend so I guess, I do not harm the environment at all.” Unfortunately, this is far from being true.

First of all, our devices require electricity and with that, fossil fuels are being used. But this is not the only aspect of the story. It is a fact, that streaming video services make climate change worse because “transferring videos online is data-intensive. In 2018, online video traffic was responsible for more than 300 million tons of CO2, equivalent to what a country the size of Spain releases in a year—for all sectors combined. The higher a video’s resolution, the more data that’s required.” [1] More than one third of the online traffic is related to streaming video providers such as Netflix or Amazon, and constant development does not help the situation at all. So perhaps next time—instead of watching something out of boredom—we could do something that is less harmful for the environment. Also, do not forget that we as consumers have the right to demand that internet giants switch the data centers to renewable energy. And we can do so much more! Here are some tips how we could help our planet!

7 Easy Ways to Help the Planet

  • have a vegetarian day once a week
  • recycle when possible
  • consider purchasing from ethical brands
  • avoid fast food and fast fashion whenever you can
  • use your older devices as long as possible
  • use less data (switch to lower resolution if you can, avoid mindless scrolling on the internet)
  • choose natural products over synthetic ones

Sustainability – The Life Choice Way

Being a conscientious company in the natural health industry for over three decades has always been a nonnegotiable premise—this is why we have been constantly creating the very best from start to finish, making sure that our products only have benefits without side effects or disadvantages.

In light of global weather and the rise of diseases due to environmental toxins we remain diligent in continuing our journey of social and environmental responsibility, and mainly related to product quality and the purity of ingredients used in our formulations. As a nutraceutical company we meet the highest pharmaceutical standards of (cellular absorbable) raw materials in the world. Our products are vegetarian, with the exception of our desiccated raw tissue gland formulations and digestive enzyme. Our vitamins, minerals (all methylated) and amino acids have been tested and analyzed in every stage by the latest testing equipment. The ingredients are never sourced from genetically modified organisms (GMO). We encapsulate our formulas with natural flow agents and in vegetarian capsules (not the cheaper animal gelatin form) and we only use USP Pharmaceutical Grade standards or the equivalent raw materials.

As you could see, it really is our consumption that puts the future of our planet at risk. We consume media the same way as food and fashion: and we want it all, the latest, the shiniest and the biggest. But is it really worth it? We have to ask ourselves: Are we really willing to sacrifice everything for the least important everyday conveniences? The answer is, hopefully, no.

References:

  • Cwienk, Jeannette. 2019. Is Netflix bad for the environment? How streaming video contributes to climate change. https://www.dw.com/en/is-netflix-bad-for-the-environment-how-streaming-video-contributes-to-climate-change/a-49556716

[1] Cwienk, Jeannette. 2019.

Want Not – Consumption and Not Fossil Fuel Is the Real Culprit of Climate Change. Part 2

“Never forget the power we have: the collective power to change the world!”

Institutionalized farming, increasing global meat consumption, discarded food, climate change and human nature—these were some of the crucial point that we discussed in part 1 of our Want Not series. Today we are going to emphasize the other aspects of our current, far from rosy situation.

How does our diet impact our environment?

As one of the articles of the University of Minnesota ‘How Are Food and the Environment Related? ‘explains’ “Americans demand cheap food, so American agricultural policy for the past 30 years has focused on providing large amounts of inexpensive calories. Two of the cheapest sources of calories are corn and soy, which the federal government has long subsidized and which make up a large percentage of our caloric intake today (often in the form of high fructose corn syrup or soybean oil). Corn is also a large part of the diet of the animals we eat.

Corn and soy are prized because they can be efficiently grown on vast farms. But growing just one crop consistently (a monoculture) depletes the soil and forces farmers to use greater amounts of pesticides and fertilizers.

The effects of pesticides and fertilizers on natural wildlife and our water supply are well-documented. Currently, the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, where no fish or other animals can live, has grown to 8,543 square miles, the size of New Jersey. This is due to chemicals in the Mississippi River, particularly fertilizers, as they flow into the Gulf.”[1]

The unseen is much more revealing than the visible; we only need to pull back the covers and examine where we have not looked before. As an individual we see climate change as this huge monster destroying our planet, like some Godzilla. We feel helpless and victimized, we blame big business interests as the real culprit and we don’t see the power we have as an individual on how our families’ choices could lead to an improvement of our planet.

We have to talk about the changes we have done with others. It is not enough to avoid McDonald’s because of their single use plastic or how they raise their beef and chickens, and gravitate to A&W instead because they don’t use antibiotics and they have eliminated single use plastic. We must also let them know why we don’t support them by stating it e.g. on social media. If we just make the change in silence nothing will be changed. We all have our part to play and every little thing helps. Never forget the power we have: the collective power to change the world! Besides changing ourselves and our own behaviours, we also need to focus our efforts on changing systems by working with others and taking action. Finding like-minded people and work with them towards our goals as it is far more effective than the lonesome journey we sometimes choose to take.

Food is not the only thing that we should consider—it’s also our clothes or rather all those clothes that we don’t even use. Statistics show that we use only 20% of our clothes on a regular basis which means that—again—our consumption has a serious environmental impact. Throwing away so many clothes has enormous environmental costs that aren’t immediately obvious to consumers; neither are all the ‘behind the scene’ information about the unsold inventories and all those pieces that are regularly produced only to keep the production costs as low as possible. This creates landfills made of clothes no one ever worn but slowly we all pay for. It is becoming crystal clear that the fashion industry is contributing to the destruction of our planet; in fact, it’s considered the second most polluting industry of all the existing ones.

Fast fashion and its extremely negative impact on both the environment and the ethical behaviour became a highly discussed topic on social media platforms, especially after the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Documentaries like True Cost or movements like Fashion Revolution then started to show the real picture and offer solutions for everyone who is willing to make the right choices.

“A United Nations report says that we’re on track to increase the world’s temperature by 2.7 degrees by 2040, which will flood our coastlines, intensify droughts, and lead to food shortages. Activists, world leaders, and the public at large are just beginning to reckon with the way the fashion industry is accelerating the pace of climate change.”[2]

References and Further Readings:

 

[1] Denton, Carolyn. 2019.

[2] Segran, Elizabeth. 2019.

Want Not – Consumption and Not Fossil Fuel Is the Real Culprit of Climate Change. Part 1

“Scientists have warned us that increasing global meat consumption can have a disastrous environmental impact.”

Climate change is a subject everyone knows but very few understand. People protest against what they see: if they see smoke billowing from smokestacks and see the highways in traffic jams they quickly recognize the culprit. Since all can identify that our climate is out of control from massive forest fires in California, BC or Australia, flooding and hurricanes they say are 1 in 100 years and the 100 years comes again year after year. Earthquakes happen in the strangest places like the mid-west—which is not a typical earthquake zone—but nothing is typical any longer as the unusual has become normal. Most see the problems the world is facing but very few can identify the actual causes; feeling helpless and needing some sort of solution they wait until they can be lead to one. It does not take long for a child shall lead them and oh, it sounds so inspiring like a quote from the bible: “they shall be led by a child.” Is it that simple? I watch the news and see the massive rallies with statements like we are fighting for our future, your generation have created this mess and we are creating a revolution for change.

I find it inspiring that people are getting off their couch, walking and seeking a change, but then it is comical when you see them texting with their iPhone 11, driving their cars to the rally, leather shoes, clothes made with forms of plastic derived from fossil fuel, then eating at McDonald’s and chanting “we need climate change to end.” Well, as long as I don’t have to sacrifice the conveniences, of course. And then they attack the US for pulling out of the Paris Accord for lower emissions citing China and India and most other G20 nations have made commitments for 2030 and 2050, promising everything you want to hear but doing nothing. We need to look deeper than the surface and open our eyes. For the last 3 decades we have plowed our farms for shopping malls and massive infrastructure which are now quickly loosing popularity with online shopping. “The decline began slowly, in the mid-2000s. The rise of online shopping and the blow of the Great Recession led to a drop in sales and foot traffic at big-brand retailers” as a result of a market correction.[1] Don’t forget: online shopping is far from being eco-friendly.

Then we see that the Amazon rainforest being cut down to make way for agriculture of some sort or for fields to raise meat. They say the rainforest is the Earth’s lungs, which they most certainly are. If the demand for them to be cleared was replaced with global agreement with compensation to be preserved, they probably would be. We decimate our lands but don’t you dare change yours! The issue is a global concern but we offer no solution just condemnation.

To meet the global demand for meat with every meal we have replaced the grazing cattle with institutionalized farming. Cattle are squeezed into fenced fields of dirt normally meant for pigs and not intended for massive numbers. Pig’s cages do not provide enough space for them to lie down or turn and their hoofs never touch the ground nor do they see daylight, it is inhuman how they are treated. Chickens are raised in massive warehouses, and packed so tight they have no room; so many die on the floor and are not removed. To keep those producing the lights are never turned off and all are injected with either steroids or antibiotics and feed genetically engineered foods with some sort of nutritional standard so they are quicker to market. Yet, this is still not the biggest concern. Scientists have warned us that increasing global meat consumption can have a disastrous environmental impact. “It is difficult to envisage how the world could supply a population of 10 billion or more people with the quantity of meat currently consumed in most high-income countries without substantial negative effects on the environment.”[2] Did you know that if we went meatless even for 1 day, we would help the environment enormously?

The data indicated that, as a country eating vegetarian for one day, we would save 100 billion gallons of water, enough to supply all the homes in New England for almost four months; 1.5 billion pounds of crops that would otherwise be fed to livestock—enough to feed the state of New Mexico for more than a year; 70 million gallons of gas, enough to fuel all the cars of Canada and Mexico with plenty to spare; 3 million acres of land, an area more than twice the size of Delaware; 33 tons of antibiotics; 3 million tons of soil erosion and $70 million in resulting economic damages; and 4.5 million tons of animal excrement, which would eliminate almost 7 tons of ammonia emissions, a major air pollutant. Keep in mind; the impact of going full vegan would be even greater than going vegetarian.[3]

Other statistics are not less scary either. Did you know that we discard 1/3 of the food we produce? Imagine how greatly it would help the environment if we ate everything. Not to mention having a narrower variety of foods. Do we need 30 different cereals and multiple brands of the same jams, ketchup, crackers, and teas? The answer is probably no. The entire middle isles could be cut in a 1/4 yet still, we want it all. This is how it always goes: the need for more (whatever that may mean) and the comfort and convenience constantly reshape our future and with that the future of our entire planet. There’s so much we could do, the only question is if we are willing to.

Coming next week: How do our clothes shopping habits and food variety impact the environment? Read part 2 of our Want Not Series and find the answers!

 

References:

 

[1] Sanburn, Josh. 2017.

[2] Devlin, Hannah. 2018.

[3] Kahn, Joel, MD. 2019.

Life Is but an Accumulation of Our Memories! Part 2

“I have experienced very good results with the Neurotransmitter Support. It has helped with my clarity and mental vigour.” Fred. H.

As we get older, changes occur in all parts of our body, including the brain. Aging—and the aging brain especially—is most of the times being addressed in a negative manner either by the media or the medical establishment. No wonder the public is in fear: our brains reflect who we are, everything about us, our lives as a collection of our memories, and when they erode so do we.

But aging does not have to bring only negative results and difficulties; it may also bring positive cognitive changes. People tend to have more knowledge and insight from the experiences gained over the years while they are still able to create new memories, learn new things and improve different skills. This means that instead of losing our identity we can constantly build and enrich it. Evidence shows that even as we age, our brains remain able to adapt to new tasks and challenges. Of course, certain parts of the brain shrink, blood flow in the brain may decrease and due to injuries and diseases inflammation might occur but this does not mean that we should give up on ourselves and accept that aging is nothing but a necessary bad experience that we cannot do anything about.

As you can see, aging “is not all negative, higher levels of education or occupational attainment may act as a protective factor. Also protective are a healthy diet, low to moderate alcohol intake, and regular exercise. Biological ageing is not tied absolutely to chronological ageing and it may be possible to slow biological ageing and even reduce the possibility of suffering from age related diseases such as dementia.”[1] Especially if you choose to support your brain with natural supplements that are designed to enhance your brain, like Neurotransmitter Support. Among other ingredients, it includes acetyl-L-carnitine and antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid that—according to a 2002 Berkeley study—have been proven to rejuvenate aging humans.

Last week we finished our newsletter with the testimonial of Nick Mancuso who described his experience with Neurotransmitter Support. His words are not unique since we have received many similar results over the years. We are proud to share these real life testimonies of hope to show that when natural nutraceutical medicines are produced using USP pharmaceutical grade ingredients that they address the need and offer therapeutic results without side effects. The dosage will vary depending on the individual and condition of severity; for mental clarity begin with 1 capsule on an empty stomach and the next day increase to 2 capsules and continue to 3 capsules per day. Your body will tell you the dosage right for you based on how your brain becomes awakened, keep in mind that natural medicine takes at least 90 days to see the full results.

“I just started taking the Neurotransmitter Support and I swear my mental acuity has improved. Is it possible to work that quickly?” Roland S.

“I have experienced very good results with the Neurotransmitter Support. It has helped with my clarity and mental vigour. “Thanks, Fred. H.

“I am a 4th year student working towards my Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biology to be a geneticist. I have dyslexia, which means everything is not right with the way my brains interprets. The synapses are slower, some groups of neurons are weaker, my memories seem altered and I feel as if my brain is often tired. Dyslexics use other areas of the brain not like non-dyslexic people for everyday functions, and medical doctors and neurologist understand that dyslexic’s brain must work harder than non-dyslexics. This makes people with dyslexia more tired. I fell asleep during the day when studying and it makes things more difficult. It’s very annoying. But if I take your product my brain feels like new and I don’t fall asleep and I feel like myself not tired. It helps me a lot! I have tried ginkgo biloba and omega’s (the concentration of these are very low in the blood of dyslectic people but the mind may needs them), but your amazing Neurotransmitter Support is so very effective for me like nothing else, thank you! “Kinga H.

“Dear Doctor’s Choice, I am writing this letter to let you know how pleased I am with your product Neurotransmitter Support. I suffered from a severe concussion in 2002 in which I hit the back of my head on the ice. It took two years for me to come around and many problems with it. In 2007 I started to have mini-strokes and continued to have many of them which affected my speech and was unable to comprehend much on a daily basis.I was introduced to Neurotransmitter Support on March 3, 2016 at Treat Yourself Wellness Centre in Sarnia, ON. I can honestly say that I have phenomenally improved. I no longer suffer with mini-strokes, my thoughts are much clearer and I am able to keep a full conversation going. This product has definitely saved my life. My new husband to be has seen a big improvement in me and that makes me very happy.Thank you so much for offering such a great product which I will be using for the rest of my life. Sincerely” Sandy A.

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References:

  • Peters, R. 2006. Ageing and the brain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2596698/

[1] Peters, R. 2006.

Life Is but an Accumulation of Our Memories! Part 1

“I am happy to report Doc that since starting your Neurotransmitter Support protocol I have not had a single incident.” (Nick Mancuso)

We enter the life with a great introduction and our first breathe carries on until the last. Our life begins through experience and by trials and errors as memories are formed creating our life pathway. Our experiences are compartmentalized into sections in time, they encapsulate our lives. Some memories fad and like a cloud they shadow exist, is all lost, are we but stored experiences or is there more? It is my hypothesis that the memories are not gone only inaccessible and once the blockage is removed the life lived becomes restored. In the end we are faced with the memories we have created. As we age it is important to store the positive aspects into our memory bank and when withdrawals are taken in your days before departure they will be the sort of memories that you will enjoy viewing time and time again.

Why are our brains deteriorating so quickly and why are young people becoming so forgetful? We see the anticipated statistics for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and it is frightening. Actually, it is the most feared health concern for seniors, above financial stability they are afraid of losing their independence and being at the mercy of others, even from their own family members who may have them declared mentally unstable and take control of their estate.

You might remember the gripping movie on the subject called Still Alice, about a happily married woman with three grown children, a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words and is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is the stark reality facing our seniors today for if they can no longer take care of themselves, who will and how will they cope in that situation. We all value our freewill and the ability to make our own decisions, most have raised their families, had careers and were seen as leaders and contributors and in the twilight of their lives everything could be lost. Most would not want to live under these circumstances, and with medically assisted suicide being legal in Canada and certain states many may take this route while they can still make decisions on their own, and I see their point but how did things get so out of control so very quickly?

Canada’s aging population are the group with highest demand for longterm care, particularly those aged 75 and up will grow rapidly over the coming decades. Similar trends will occur in other age groups and, based on our demographic projection, overall demand for longterm care will nearly double by 2035.

The medical route offers no hope and no treatment, but then again it never really has the solution to the disease process. Instead, they seek to treat the symptoms with drugs and they don’t fund prevention programs. With this in mind we still believe there is hope which we have witnessed time and time again.

When I first examined the results of the Berkeley University study on how two dietary supplements made old rats youthful, and help to rejuvenate aging human brains,[1] I was inspired and taking these two principle ingredients we created a brain enhancing formula Neurotransmitter Support that has helped 1000’s of people. What could say more than the testimonials of those who have tried it? Here is one of them.

The testimonial of Nick Mancuso

I have been taking neurotransmitter and it is helping my memory and I can prove it! I haven’t burnt the espresso pot in a long time. Let me explain. After my open heart surgery, my memory, which has been excellent my whole life, started going downhill. As an actor/writer/producer I have many projects on the go, reading scripts, memorizing, writing, developing future projects, and I meet a lot of people. I noticed I started forgetting people’s names, sometimes even their faces. It was becoming very disturbing, especially since I am a type 2 diabetic, and heard Alzheimer’s referred to as type 3 diabetes. I started forgetting the espresso pot many times, on the stove, forgetting I had it on and melting the pot. One time I left the house and the pot melted and almost set fire to the house. Smoke everywhere. My sister found the house in smoke, the smoke alarm ringing.

I am happy to report Dr. Dahl that since starting your Neurotransmitter Support protocol I have not had a single incident. I am back to being able to do up to 4 projects at the same time and still remember the espresso pot on the stove.

Keep up the good work!

Much love, Nick Mancuso

References:

  • Sanders, Robert. 2002. Dietary supplements make old rats youthful, may help rejuvenate aging humans, according to UC Berkeley study. https://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2002/02/19_diet.html

[1] “A team of researchers led by Bruce N. Ames, professor of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley, fed older rats two chemicals normally found in the body’s cells and available as dietary supplements: acetyl-L-carnitine and an antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid.” Sanders, Robert. 2002.

How to Support Our Largest Organ?

“…there are natural, non-invasive ways to improve the quality of the skin.”

Our exposed skin ages over time what is especially noticeable is on the face and neckline. This is our business card that people read every time they see us. The human face tells so much: our face is the perfect mirror on how we have been taking care of our skin. Neglect may not be noticeable as a teen or in our 20’s, but damages will surface as we age. How we care for our skin is extremely important: having adequate drinking water for hydration, eating a well-balanced diet, having a proper cleansing routine, sealers and moisturizers or getting enough sleep are some of the most important factors. The avoidance of stress and excessive exposure to the sun with adequate naturally derived sun screen (as most commercial sun screens are toxic) is also part of the equation.

Each layer of skin contains connective tissue with collagen fibres to give support, and elastin fibres to provide flexibility and strength. As we age, the connective tissues are reduced and skin’s strength and elasticity produce facial lines, as wrinkling is displayed on the surface. The majority of age-dependent changes are unseen in the lower dermis layers.

To help withstand the signs of ageing, first we must become aware of changes that are happening, even those that are unseen. Aging skin does not exfoliate or renew as did before. The skin begins losing moisture and collagen and begins to sag. The unprotected years in the sun expose the visible damage of aged skin, and also contributing are the facial expressions and lifestyle habits (i.e. smoking, alcohol, poor diet, and lack of adequate water); all factors to the inherited look of aging skin. With age, we lose muscle mass and subcutaneous fat so those convexities flatten and eventually become concave. We’ve realized that aging is less about lines and wrinkles and more about tissue loss.

What is DMAE?

DMAE is a natural substance, found in fish, which helps defend against the degradation of cell membranes. A highly potent anti-inflammatory, DMAE has been shown to improve the tone, appearance, and firmness of skin by supporting the fundamental components of collagen and elastin. The science is in, and DMAE has amazing benefits to help slow down the aging process.

Various studies have covered the incredible capabilities of topical DMAE. One study examined the effects of DMAE on cultured human fibroblasts. The scientists found that DMAE decreased fibroblast proliferation and increased fibroblast apoptosis.

The DMAE Restorative Cream could be the solution

According to clinical studies, DMAE Restorative Cream increases the levels of subcutaneous fat in the skin by transporting the necessary nutrients directly to the fat cells, encouraging renewal and growth. It also improves skin tone and resilience. Evens out minor imperfections, softens and eliminates fine lines, helps to smooth acne and scar tissues. The benefits of DMAE in dermatology include an anti-inflammatory effect and a documented increase in skin firmness with improvement in underlying facial muscle tone.

Clinical study of 16 weeks daily use were efficacious in the mitigation of forehead lines and periorbital fine wrinkles, and in improving lip shape and fullness and the overall appearance of aging skin. These effects did not regress during a 2-week cessation of application. Beneficial trends were noted in the appearance of coarse wrinkles, under-eye dark circles, nasolabial folds, sagging neck skin, and neck firmness. It is the best if you use DMAE Restorative Cream before the damages are done, but, of course, it can also be used for the restoration of damaged skin; either way it’s never too late.

Hollywood and the media use young images to sell their products; it is really deceptive showing flawless skin of a 20 year old, and then presenting this image trying to convince the viewer that these are the results of using their anti-aging cream. Psychologically the viewer does not want to see an image of an old person with wrinkles, they want to see what they do not have but deeply want.

Our DMAE Restorative Cream and HGH+ (both presented to the nominees at the 2015 Oscars) showed that there are natural, non-invasive ways to improve the quality of the skin. And what tells more than the testimonials of real people who have tried our cream and have been loving it ever since.

Jamie Rezoski, ND, Toronto,ON: “DMAE Cream really helped soften and plump up my acne scars. It’s slightly exfoliating yet very moisturizing especially used with wet clean hands! I used it as a serum in the winter before bed. The alpha lipoic acid made my skin look more youthful and baby-soft! Perfect for combination skin types.”

Betty N, Vancouver, BC: “I would like to thank you for making DMAE Restorative cream, I love it, love it, love it. I first apply to my skin as a moisture barrier hyaluronic acid serum and then I apply your DMAE Restorative Cream. WOW! This really works for me, my skin feels tight and smooth. I am always receiving complements for the way my skin looks, I am happy.”

Make-Up-Alley Rating 5 out of 5: Life Choice DMAE Restorative Cream: “I love Life Choice DMAE Restorative Cream! The potency of DMAE, Ester-C and glycolic acid in this brand is very high, and you can feel it having an effect the minute you apply. Results are great after one night. I use it before bed. It actually penetrates and works so well that I need to take breaks. I will go 3 nights on, 2-3 nights off, and back again etc. My skin glows and my old acne scars vanish. My large pores around my cheekbones start to disappear and the skin tone everywhere goes to a nice, healthy rose colour.

I’m careful not to apply too much around broken blood vessels around the nose and under-eye because of the glycolic acid, but I do put a little bit and this has not irritated or worsened the broken vessels. It actually has minimized them under the eyes. I feel like I’m able to delay my Botox regimen by a few months, because DMAE Restorative Cream keeps my forehead looking smoother and rejuvenated, longer. It also works as a spot treatment – where I can use it daily – for breakouts.”