Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Healthy Employees are Cheaper

It doesn't take rocket science to grasp that healthy employees will take less sick days. But did you also know that health employees also have less on the job accidents?

A 4 year study done at Xerox corp and published in 2001 showed that as health risks increased (smoking, inactivity, blood pressure, cholesterol and life disastisfaction) so too did work related injuries.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Study: Antidepressant drugs and adolescent suicide

A study was recently published in the Archives of General Psychiatry titled Antidepressant Drug Therapy and Suicide in Severely Depressed Children and Adults .

The results were as follows:

Results In adults (aged 19-64 years), antidepressant drug treatment was not significantly associated with suicide attempts or suicide deaths. However, in children and adolescents (aged 6-18 years), antidepressant drug treatment was significantly associated with suicide attempts and suicide deaths.

Again that's bad news.

And once again, the good news is that eating properly helps one to feel better, you've expereinced that, haven't you?

Let me tell you a story. Very often, when I am travelling, I end up eating junk food or from a normally junk food/fast food restaurant. Even their seemingly good food is mass produced, hydroponically grown and lacks nutrients.

Well when I travel, I ofen feel fatigued and generally lack a sense of well being especially right after I eat.

Recently we were on a road trip to Portland Oregon and we were able to eat at a small independantly owned and operated wrap place where everything was fresh. What a difference that made in how I felt, even for a few hours afterwards.

We tried to time our return trip around a meal at the same town on the road, but that didn't work out. So it was fast food and feeling sluggish again.

Haven't you noticed the same thing?

Yet even though you eat perfectly well, the food we have available to us still lacks nutrients. I know of one company that produces a supplement made from organic vegetables, and they are sourcing some of their organic foods from Europe because the North American organic produce available to them is simply too toxic and too un-nutritious.

FDA reports - Drug Complaints at an all time high (March 2005)

A report in March 2005 USA Today showed that Drug Complaints Reach a Record High. The FDA was blaming increased prescription use. Pharmaceutacals are a huge industry, folks.

Reporting of drug reactions are voluntary, so do you think that the numbers of reactions and drug issues reported might be a wee bit low? (or a LOT?)

I doubt we were put on this earth without all of the nutritional tools to stay healthy and to promote healing. Do you think that we lack drugs in our diets? Or do we lack nutrients? The body takes food, breaks it down into its various building blocks through the digestion process. Those building blocks are used by the body and its organs and systems to restore, maintain, and build proper structures and to function. One of our proper functions of our body is healing. Notice how your body is able to heal from a cut or a burn - all by itself. It can do much more, all by itself.

If your body couldn't heal from cancer, than people with immune system problem wouldn't die of cancer and infections.

Drugs are *sometimes* necessary when your body has done without proper nutrition for a long period of time.

The bad news is that our toxic food, our poor farming practises and our stressful lifestyle means that our bodies don't get all of the nutrition they need. The good news is that you can supplement to get those missing nutrients. The advantage of supplements is that you can play a game of "catch up" because supplements eliminate a great deal of the water and fibre from foods which takes up a lot of volume. Plus supplements are less expensive and less time consuming than sourcing all of those nutrients from foods and preparing them.

More bad news though - which supplements are the best? More good news. I happen to know.

Monday, August 21, 2006

How the NHS places a value on life

The National Health Service in England has put a value of $60,000 (30,000 pounds) a year on life. This is the value for an added year of life provided by a treatment. Many of the new treatments cost much more than this or only extend life for less than a year on average. So they have decided not to fund these treatments. Think about how many supplements or alternative treatments you could have in a year at this cost. Changes your perspective about being too expensive doesn't it.
How the NHS places a value on life

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

AIDs symptoms assisted through nutrition in study

AIDs is an auto-immune disease. It makes sense that supporting your immune system through nutrition rather than destroy it through toxic pharmaceutacals, is going to be beneficial.

In this study published in The Lancet 1994 more than 1000 pregnant women with AIDs in Tanzania were given a simple cheap synthetic multi-vitamin.

Vitamins Reduce Fetal Deaths, Improve Immune Status of Pregnant Women with HIV

The results show that there was a 40% reduction in fetal deaths, and an increase in birth weight, as well as an improvement in the mother's immune systems. So nutrition helps HIV - the drugs for HIV/AIDs make those that take them very ill, financially as well as physically.

We know that nutrients required by the body for optimal health go beyond vitamin supplements. How much better would these women have done with a full regeime of supplement support?

Why were the results of this study not shouted from the mountain tops? Money. Someone will lose money if you don't by the drugs.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

ABC News: Your Hospital Stay Could Kill You

With news like this article Your Hospital Stay Could Kill You it's best take as good of care of yourself as possible. Prevention is the best medicine.

Click here to request your free report: "10 Critical Keys to Vibrant Health and Longevity".

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil once given a bad rap (funny how that kind of marketing takes place!), but is a very healthy oil to use. In fact, after reading things such as this, I'm going to purchase some and use it for my stir frys and sauteing.

Here's a bit of a quote:
"Once thought of as an unhealthy oil due to its high saturated fat content, coconut oil is making a comeback as one of the healthiest oils and most nutritious of all foods. Unlike other sources of saturated fat, coconut oil contains medium and short chain fatty acids. Medium chain fatty acids are easier for the body to digest. Instead of being converted to fat, they are sent directly to the liver where they are metabolized for energy. This is the reason why people who supplement or cook with coconut oil report increased energy and weight loss. In addition, it has been shown to stimulate the thyroid gland and help people with thyroid problems."

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