ALCOHOL AND IT’S AFFECTS!  

PF-wine_1398472cI know I may lose some of my loyal readers this month because I thought I ought to write on a subject what most people don’t just write about to often, but it’s a  subjects I think important for the general public to know about it’s possible ramifications… I believe that if you really want to help people you have to get into the city and get real – in my opinion and so – let’s just get to this first lesson kids, and you will enjoy the read, I’m sure –  OK???

Know that I thought long and hard about writing this blog because I really like my Pinot Grigio – but, those who follow me, in particular on my radio shows, and my patient’s for sure – if you meet any of them will tell you – and these are Gloria’s words “Dr. Rhonda is very transparent and that’s why we can’t get away with too much with her because she’s been in most of our places and understands – but that’s why we love her”And know, I didn’t pay her for her words – I don’t do that either!

Did You Know?

How many US adults (aged 18 years or older) drank in the past year, and how much did they drink?

 Women           Men

Percentage who had at least 1 drink

59.6%              71.8%

Percentage who have never drunk – lifetime abstainers

22.5%              11.6%

Percentage of binge drinkers

28.8%              43.1%

 

How many drinks did drinkers usually consume on a drinking day?

Women           Men

1 drink

48.2%              28.7%

2 drinks

29.9%              29.0%

3 or more drinks

21.9%              42.3%

 

According to a recent survey conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

 

Alcohol & the Brain:

The Good & the Bad –

 

Excess Drinking:  

*          90,000 deaths/year

*          2.5 million years of potential life lost/year

*          1.2 million emergency department visits/year

*          2.7 million office visits/year

*          $223 billion in economic costs/year

 

            Effects of Alcohol on the Developing Brain:

 

*          Increased risk for young onset dementia

*          Contribute to later life use abuse behaviours

*          Drinking before age 14 years increases dependency risk

*          Decreased brain plasticity with fetal exposure

A Swedish study published in JAMA Internal Medicine in August 2013.

OK, you may need a drink after all Adementiathose righteous figures, but don’t give up on you, we will be
continuing on this subject and when we’re through you can do whatever you need to do, and if you need help – find it – call – but just don’t do ‘nothing’ – that would make all my time and effort so useless.  And when you decide to do something, will you please send me an email and let me know how you’re doing – this will also encourage others.  I always answer my own emails not like the big guys who haven’t lived the hell of addiction:  contact@drhenry.com – Just to let you know – most people have some addiction they just hide it better than I did at 311 pounds and even you gym junkies – let’s get real, and get the devil off our backs.  What a concept!

‘Caring is Sharing’ and that’s I’m all about so please pass me on because that’s how we continue to help ourselves and others.

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

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ALCOHOL and YOUR BRAIN:  

Fish-Oil-Staves-Off-Alcohol-Related-Dementia-Evidence-Suggests-381252-2Middle-aged men who drink 36 grams or more of alcohol a day, or a little more than 2 and a half standard drinks, are more likely to experience faster decline in all cognitive areas – but especially memory – during a period of 10 years, translating into 5.7 years of extra cognitive aging, a new study suggests.

The association for women in the study is less clear, although women who drink 19 or more grams per day of alcohol may experience faster decline in executive function.  Interestingly, women who abstain from drinking also have faster declines in certain cognitive domains

“Excessive alcohol consumption is known to have detrimental short- and long-term effects on the brain, but the effect on consumption of around 3 to 4 drinks per day is less clear,” said lead author Severine Sabia, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom.

Unlike much of the previous research on the impact of alcohol consumption on cognition, the current study included middle-aged persons.  “The elderly may have reduced their alcohol consumption due to health concerns,” said Dr. Sabia.  “In many of the previous studies, the effect of heavy drinking was difficult to assess due to the small number of heavy drinkers.”

The Whitehall 11 Study –

Researchers looked at a sample of 7153 participants in this study who had the requisite data on alcohol consumption and other covariates.  The ongoing study, which includes British civil servants, was started in 1985-1988, with a cohort that was 67% male.2178-man-drinking-whiskey_0

Researchers categorized amounts of reported daily alcohol consumption.  The reference category for men in the main analysis was 0.1 to 19.9 grams per day.  In women, the reference consumption was between 0.1 and 9.9 grams per day.  In the United States, a standard drink is 0.6 fluid ounces – or 14 grams – of alcohol.

The cognitive battery of 4 tests (a short-term verbal memory test and 3 tests of executive function) was carried out starting in 1997-1999 when the participants ranged in age from 44 to 69 years, and then repeated twice during the next 10 years.

The study showed that men who consumed 36 or more grams of alcohol a day showed faster declines on all cognitive measures compared with those consuming 0.1 to 19.9 grams a day.

The difference in 10-year decline was calculated.   The difference sizes are comparable to 2.4 extra years of cognitive decline in the global cognitive score, 1.5 extra years for executive function, and 5.7 extra years for memory.

“We found that the decline in memory was accelerated by almost 6 years in heavy male drinkers,” commented Dr. Sabia.  “This means, for example, that a man aged 55 years drinking more than 36 grams of alcohol pr day would have a decline in memory comparable to a man aged 61 years.”

And there was no clear association in relation to beer or wine, which suggests that the effect of the overall alcohol consumption was not driven by a specific beverage, said Dr. Sabia.

Eldery alcoholic womanEvidence in Women –

Because the study didn’t include women who were heavy drinkers, it was impossible to test the effect of the same amount of alcohol as in men.  There was only weak evidence in women which showed that drinking more than 19 grams of alcohol per day was associated with a faster decline in executive function, corresponding to 2.4 extra years of decline.

Although abstention didn’t seem to have an effect on cognitive decline in men, it did have an effect in women.  Compared with women consuming 0.1 to 9.9 grams per day, the 10-year abstainers experienced faster decline in the global cognitive score, corresponding to about 5 extra years of cognitive decline.

However, said Dr. Sabia, because the number of abstainers was small and their characteristics likely differed from other participants, “this result has to be replicated in other studies, including a higher number of abstainers, before drawing conclusions.”

The study didn’t examine the effect on cognition on binge drinking, but Dr. Sabia pointed to the “large literature on the detrimental effect of binge drinking, particularly in young adults.”

The ways in which excessive alcohol consumption might speed cognitive decline are complex, although the main hypothesis focuses on cerebrovascular and cardiovascular pathways, and involves effects that play out over time, said Dr. Sabia.

“Light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with better vascular outcomes, while both abstinence and heavy alcohol consumption are associated with higher risk of vascular disease, which, in turn, may increase the risk of cognitive impairment,” she said.  “Furthermore, heavy alcohol consumption has detrimental short- and long-term effects on the brain, including direct neurotoxic effect, proinflammatory effects, and indirect impact via cerebrovascular disease and vitamin deficiency.”

The study findings are in line with previous research and with accepted guidelines.  According to Dr. Sabia, drinking fewer than 2-3 drinks a day for men and 1-2 drinks for women is “probably not deleterious” for cognitive outcomes.alcohol-dementia-sb10063503j-001-resized

But these “safe limits” may be too high for older people because of the physiologic and metabolic changes related to aging, said Dr. Sabia.  She pointed to recent evidence from a UK Royal College of Psychiatrists reports that suggests that the upper limit for those older than 65 years is 1.5 units per day or 11 units per week.

Some countries have specific consumption guidelines for the elderly.  For example, said Dr. Sabia, the US National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends that people older than 65 years not consume more than 7 drinks a week, and that they have no more than 3 drinks on any given day.

Statistical Sophistication –

Asked to comment on these findings, Lain Lang, PhD, senior lecturer, Public Health, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, who has done research on the impact of alcohol on cognition, noted the study’s “aggressive degree of statistical sophistication.”

For example, said Dr. Lang, unlike other studies, the researchers used more than a single baseline measure of alcohol consumption.

Another novel aspect to this study, he added, was that it included middle-aged participants.  Most previous work was carried out in adults aged 65 years and older.

Nevertheless, the study findings were not unexpected, said Dr. Lang.  “I don’t think it was entirely surprising in terms of the results in that they’re broadly pretty similar two what we’ve seen in older adults.”

The study may not have included sufficient numbers of women to get a good estimate of the effects of heavy drinking, commented Dr. Lange.  However, he added, “it would be rather surprising if this is problematic in men but not in women.”

Alch fixThe alcohol consumption cut-offs used in the study should be approached with caution, stressed Dr. Lang.  In women, for example, there is no way to verify that they are drinking 9.9 grams (the limit for the reference group in women) vs 10 grams a day.

“The general message that drinking a lot is potentially risky is fine, but I think it’s problematic to say that if you drink up to 9.9 grams you’re good, and if you drink 10 grams or over you’re in trouble,” said Dr. Lang.

He added, however, that he thought the 9.9 gram a day limit would be “in the ballpark at which you’d expect harm to occur.”

As for being unable to point to a particular type of alcohol as the culprit in cognitive deterioration, Dr. Lang said that this is a recurrent challenge.  “Unfortunately, for analytical purposes, very few people drink only 1 type of alcohol.”

To Conclude –

Some of you by this time are feeling better, but probably more of you aren’t!  The thing I believe to be important is that you have viable information and what you do with it is your own business.  As I always say – your health is your responsibility and it’s my hope that the information I offer in my blogs and so much more in my online radio shows is allowing you to get solid health news so that you can make wiser decisions.

In other words – this is all about helping you to –

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

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Alcohol-Related Dementia

Exposure to a compound found in fish oil may protect against the development of dementia in heavy drinkers, new research suggests.

Alcoholic_Dementia_by_maniacallyA study presented at the recent Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcohol in Warsaw, Poland, examined rat brain cells exposed to alcohol levels equivalent to 4 times the legal driving limit.

Results showed the cell cultures that were also exposed to omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) showed approximately 90% less neuroinflammation and 90% less neuronal brain cell death compared with the cells that weren’t exposed to the fish oil compounds.

“We hypothesized that omega-3 fatty acids, specifically DHA (which has been shown to neuro-protect from other acquired brain insults in the laboratory and to some degree in human studies) would suppress or prevent the neuronal degeneration due to binge alcohol exposure,” principal investigator Michael A. Collins, PhD, professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.

Relevant to Humans –

Dr. Collins noted that although this was an animal study designed to measure neurodegeneration and related phenomena, and not a study specifically of dementia, “since brain degeneration underlies persistent or permanent dementia, the results were extrapolated to what might happen in humans.”

And although he noted in a release that further studies are now needed, “fish oil has the potential of helping preserve brain integrity in abusers.  At the very least, it wouldn’t hurt them.fishoil265__205440247

In 2011, Dr. Collins and colleagues published a meta-analysis of 143 studies showing that consuming up to 2 alcoholic drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women appeared to reduce the risk for dementia and cognitive impairment.

However, “too much alcohol overwhelms the cells,” they noted in a release.

“Our previous work and that of others had linked neurodegeration to ‘neuroinflammatory’-like mechanisms that include oxidative stress (oxygen and nitrogen free radicals).  The oxidative stress, we suspected, resulted in part from alcohol-induced excessive release of unsaturated fatty acids from brain membranes,” explained Dr. Collins.

In the study, the researchers exposed brain cell cultures from adult rats to heavy amounts of alcohol and then compared half the cells, which were further exposed to omega-3 DHA, with the other nonexposed half.

“Our results indicate excessive arachidonic acid (AA) mobilization due to increased phospholipase A2 (PLA2) levels/activity, and this appears related to elevations in astroglial aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and brain edema,” write the investigators.

In other words, excessive drinking can cause higher levels of PLA2 activity, leading to excessive production of AA (a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid), which in turn leads to increased AQP4/neuroinflammation and swelling of the brain.

Yet, inhibiting AQP4 was found to be neuroprotective to the cells.

Best Protection – 

Adding omega-3 DHA to the cell cultures not only significantly decreased the release of AA and the elevated levels of PLA2 and AQP54 but also decreased ADP-ribose polymerase 1 (PARP1) elevations and overall neurodamage.  How great is that?

Dr. Collins reported that the investigators area planning now to conduct studies that replicate the findings in intact adult rats exposed to binge-drinking levels of alcohol and that elucidate how DHA exerts its protection in the brain.

However, he stressed that helping heavy drinkers to cut back the amount they consume or to quite altogether is the best way to protect their brains.

“We don’t want people to think it’s okay to take a few fish oil capes and then continue to go on abusing alcohol,” he said.

To Conclude –

On the other hand, omega-3 fatty acids are so very important for so many other reasons that one would have to have just come back from space to not know how important omega-3’s and of course other nutrients taken in a synergistic way (balanced for your current needs) so as to maintain and gain optimal good health.

If you feel somewhat lost and keep spending your hard earned money on products you think are right for you – why not take a practical scientific approach and check out my individualized HealthTest© – Isn’t it time we all  Stopped, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!™ by finding out what your individual body really needs?

This is what –Planning for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!™ is all about.

Dr. Rhonda

 

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 6 Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk

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1.     Tobaccocancersmoke

Tobacco kills.  Smoking can damage almost every organ in your body and is a known cause of at least 15 different types of cancer.

The risks of cancer aren’t limited to cigarettes.  Cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and the smokeless tobacco called snuff are all linked to cancer.

Want another reason to quit?  Secondhand smoke is a cancer cause, too.  Tens of thousands of people – including children have diseases ranging from asthma and pneumonia to sudden infant death syndrome and even ear infections as a result of secondhand smoke.

cancer weight 2.      Obesity

Adults should be physically active for at least 30 minutes for 5 or more days a week.

Children should engage in physical play for at least 60 minutes, 5 days a week.

Diets should be fresh, (preferably organic) fruits, vegetables, lean meats, etc.  for more

information on how to prepare your healthy individualized food program, check out Dr. Henry’s HealthTest© .  Why struggle when I can make your life easier and healthier!

 3.      Sun Exposure

About one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States and most are sun related.  Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, can be fatal.  You can lower your risk for skin cancer by limiting the time that you sped in the sun, especially between 10 am and 4 pm.  And take these additional steps:sun-m

*       Seek out shade, especially during the middle of the day.

*       Use only natural skin protections not commercial sun screens.

*       Wear protective clothing, specifically the kind you can’t see through when held up to light.

*       Wear a hat and protect your eyes with sunglasses that have 99% UV absorption.

*       Avoid sun lamps and tanning beds because they can cause the same type of skin damage as the direct sun.

 

4.         Infections

InfectionInfections from viruses, bacteria and parasites re a known cancer risk in up to 20% of all cancers.  Several of those viruses are sexually transmitted, such asa human papillomavirus (HPV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
You can reduce your risk for getting these types of viruses by using condoms during sex.  Women can reduce their risk of cancer from HPV by getting a vaccine.  In fact, the American Cancer Society now recommends the HPV vaccine for girls who are 9 and older.  Not my feelings on the matter, at all.  Mom and Dad – teaching respect of ones body and good self-esteem is your responsibility.

5.      Chemical Exposure

A variety of substance found in common products are known to be cancer causing.  Two of particular interest:

Asbestos:

A fibrous substance, is found in many older buildings where it was used as insulation and as a fire-retardant, inhaling it can cause cancer.  So be sure to have your home checked for asbestos before beginning any sort of renovation.  Carpenters and other skilled workers who deal with remodeling older homes should investigate proper safety precautions before working in a building that contains asbestos.

Tetrachloroethylene:

Is a solvent used in dry cleaning.  While wearing dchemical warningthumbry-cleaned clothes isn’t considered dangerous, those who work in a dry cleaning business should change clothes after work, wash work clothes regularly, and keep trier food out of the work area. 

6.      Consumer Products

Antiperspirants, talcum powder, hair dye, aspartame, and some cosmetics have all been reported as possible cancer causes, often incorrectly.  The truth is that there is no conclusive evidence that any of these products cause cancer.  However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to monitor various studies and issues periodic updates.

If down the line they find this or that product causes this or that – you could have already gotten the cancer.  There are thousands of products and hustlers fronting them – I say and perhaps ask: why take the chance when you can easily purchase safe, natural products.  I think this makes good sense, don’t you?

What’s amazing or more profoundly shocking is that 20-30 years ago most of these issues were not issues at all.  Now that money rules all in charge who could care less about us citizens, for the most part, in our ignorance we don’t know what to do.  And just as serious is that we have doctors who have been practicing that long who won’t keep up-to-date, and haven’t realized that they must wake up and remember what they signed on to – “do no harm” – where is that today?

As all of you who follow my blogs and listen to my online radio shows know – I’m not hustling products – but I am hustling the right kind of education and help that I never received, and that’s why now that I know a few things – I want to help you

Plan for Tomorrow’s GOOD health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

Dr. Rhonda Henry Doctor of Nutritional Science

Certified Traditional Chinese Practitioner

Specializing in Preventive & Alternative HealthCare – NATURALLY!

 

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THESE FOODS = AGING & ILLNESS

Are you AGING fasting then you would like?

Are you dealing with HEALTH ISSUES?

Due to biochemical reactions in your body that occur with every type of food you at on a daily basis, some foods age you FASTER than your real age, while other foods help to FIGHT aging.

Eat the wrong foods regularly, and you can look and feel 10 or more years OLDER than your real age (not good!) … but eat the right foods, and over time, you can start to look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.Toxic Cheeseburger

Three of the processes that go on inside your body that have a MAJOR impact on your rate of aging are called “glycation”, “inflammation”, and “oxidation”.  When we talk about aging, we’re not just talking about wrinkles on your skin or how thick your hair is … we’re also talking about factors that you can’t see, such as how well your organs function, and whether your joints are degrading.

Yes, I’m sure you’ll agree this is much more important than just know how you look on the surface.  Of course there are many, many more than the 4 foods I will share with you today, however, these in my book are the first that must go.  As an ex-311 pounder, I sure wish someone would have told me about these foods – but I can only go forward, and help those who are serious about staying well, and living as long as possible – What a concept!

Food #1:

            Wheat (yes, even “whole wheat”)

Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process in your body, let’s clarify some simple biochemistry in your body.

This deals with “glycation”, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs).  These nasty little compounds called AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.

So with that said what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body?  This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body.  This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age.  But this age-increasing effect is not just limited to diabetics.

breadSo, let’s get back to how “whole wheat” relates to this…

Here is a little-known fact that’s often covered up by the massive marketing campaigns by giant food companies that want you to believe that “whole wheat” is healthy for you – but the fact is that wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar HIGHER than even pure table sugar.

In fact, amylopectin-A (from wheat) raises your blood sugar MORE than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing that’s documented in studies.

This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins and other baked goods often cause MUCH higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources.  If you don’t believe me, here’s something you should know … I ran personal blood sugar tests on myself using a blood glucometer about 45 minutes after eating 2 slices of wheat bread vs eating a bowl of oatmeal, with equivalent grams of carbs.

The blood sugar test results:

2 slices of whole wheat toast:

45 minutes after consumption.  Blood sugar spiked from 86 fasting level to 155.

1 Bowl of Oatmeal: (equivalent grams of carbs to 2 slices wheat toast)

45 minutes after consumption.  Blood sugar raised from 86 fasting level to 112. 

As you now know, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time the more AGEs are forming inside your body, which makes you age FASTER. Clearly, the whole wheat spiked blood sugar MUCH higher than the oatmeal and if you don‘t know, 155 is a massive blood sugar reading that will certainly contribute to faster aging if you eat wheat frequently.

You’ve probably also heard about the potential health-damaging effects of gluten (another problematic compound found in wheat that can cause inflammation in our digestive system) in the news recently, but this blood sugar aspect that was just covered is not talked about that often, and is yet another reason to reduce or eliminate wheat-based foods in your diet.  Your body will thank you by aging slower and looking YOUNGER and be SLIMMER!

And losing body fat is typically another fun side effect of eliminating or reducing wheat in your diet.

In fact, I had a patient in his mid 60’s just removed 95% of the wheat from his diet about 3 months ago (aside from a little bit on 1 cheat day per week), and he’s noticed that his chronic joint pain has completely disappeared!  Not only that, he also commented that he’s finally lost those “love handles” on his sides that have been plaguing him his entire adult life.  All by simply reducing his wheat intake!

Yet another problem with wheat-based foods and aging.

As it turns out, baked wheat products contains carcinogenic chemicals called acrylamides that form in the browned portion of breads, cereals, muffins, etc.  These carcinogenic acrylamides have been linked in studies to possible increased risk of cancer and accelerated aging.  Note that acrylamides are also found in high levels in other browned carbohydrate sources such as french fries or any other browned starchy foods.

 Food #2:

Corn-based foods – corm syrup, corn cereal, corn chips, corn oil

This is quite a variety of stuff that you might eat every day – we’re talking corn chips, corn cereals, corn oil, and also the biggest health-damaging villain that gets most of the media attention, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

We already talked in detail in the last section about wheat regarding the blood sugar process and it’s relation to age-accelerating formation of nasty “AGEs” in your body

CornBut here’s another nail in the coffin for corn – it turns out that scientists have found out that the fructose in HFCS causes 10x more formation of AGEs in your body than glucosel.  Yes, that’s right – that means the HFCS you consume daily in sweetened drinks, and most other processed foods (yes even salad dressings and ketchup) contribute to faster aging in your body – as if you needed yet another reason to avoid or minimize HFCS!

We’re not done yet with corn … it gets even worse –

Another major issue with corn-based foods and corn oils is that these foods contribute excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids to your diet, which causes an imbalance in your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio and leads to inflammation and oxidation within your body.

Once again – another example of corn-based foods aging you FASTER.

My advice.  Avoid or reduce corn-based foods like corn chips and corn cereal as much as possible.  These aren’t as bad as wheat in relation two blood sugar, and they don’t contain gut-damaging gluten like wheat does, but they’re still bad for you.  When it comes to corn syrup or corn oil, avoid as much asa you can if you want to stay lean, healthy and young looking.

Food #3:

Sugar, sugary foods, certain starchy foods

Again, we get back tow the relationship between your average blood sugar levels and blood sugar spikes over time, and how that can increase those age-accelerating compounds called AGEs in your body.

Sugar is an obvious one to avoid.  You’ve heard how bad it is for you 1000 times before for many other reasons, including your waistline and developing type 2 diabetes.  But now you also understand the aging effect on sugar.

Instead of sugar, consider using a natural non-caloric sweetener like Stevia in your daily coffee, tea, in baking or other sweetening needs.  This dramatically helps you control your blood sugar response and thereby help slow aging.

So this also means to think twice about sugary desserts, sugary cereals, candy, and other sweets that are contributing to aging you faster.soda sugar cubes in glass

My personal trick to satisfy my sweet tooth is to only have 1-2 squares of dark chocolate after dinner instead of a normal full dessert that most people choose, and I did for half of my life.  You only get about 2 grams of sugar in 1-2 squares of dark chocolate as opposed to 40-80 grams of age-accelerating sugar in a typical cake, ice cream, or brownie type of dessert.  Come on folks – this is a “no-brainer”, and you can do it too!

Keep in mind that some starchy foods like white rice, oatmeal, and white potatoes can also have significant impacts on your blood sugar and thereby can increase formation of AGEs in your body.  These foods are best kept in smaller portions if you decide to eat them, and balanced with healthy fats and protein to slow the blood sugar response.

Food #4:

Soybean oil, canola oil, or other “vegetable oils”

I know these have been marketed to you over the years by giant food companies as “healthy”, but if you understand a little biochemistry about how these highly-processed oils react inside your body, you would quickly see what a lie we’ve been sold.

First, anything labeled soybean oil, canola oil, corn oil, vegetable oil, or cottonseed oil (these are in a LOT of processed foods you probably eat) most times have undergone a refining process under extremely high heat and use of chemical solvents such as hexane.

Olive OilThis leaves you with an oil where the polyunsaturated fats have undergone a lot of oxidation and are therefore VERY inflammatory inside your body, producing free radicals, damaging your cell membranes, contributing to faster aging, heart disease, and other possible health problems.

If you want to avoid the health-damaging effects of soybean, canola, corn and other “vegetable oils”, make sure to avoid then as much as you can, and instead opt for truly healthy oils and fats such as organic extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, organic virgin coconut oil (a healthy source of MCT fats), and grass-fed butter (a great source of healthy CLA fats).

To Conclude: 

With the epidemic of overweight people, obesity, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, arthritis, etc., it’s time we all took personal responsibility for ourselves, and be an example to our children who will not live as long as us if we don’t make some serious changes, starting TODAY!

Drugs can only cover up symptoms – by feeding our bodies what it really needs we can avoid your becoming one of the millions of “Prescription Drug Addicts” who, in my opinion, for most are going down the wrong road, folks often get worse from the drug effects. It has been said, “you can’t keep doing the same things and expect a different result”.

Come on – let’s fight the big pharma and food manufacturers who are putting poison on the shelves in such a slick way – they don’t care about your health – it’s all about MONEY!  But I care, and that’s why I tell it like it is – maybe not how you want to hear it, but, the truth always wins out!

I’m all about helping YOU to –

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

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Marijuana & Your Heart?

MJand HeartResearchers in France are warning that marijuana use may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly in younger adults, with fatal consequences.

Their concerns stem from a review of reports made to the French addictovigilance Network between 2006 an 2010 indicating that almost 2% of reported events concerned cardiovascular complications. What’s more, the average age of the people with CV complications was 45, with the number of cardiovascular complications tripling over the study period.

“The general public thinks marijuana is harmless, but information revealing the potential hea lth dangers of marijuana use needs to be disseminated to the public, policymakers, and healthcare providers,” lead author Prof Emille Jouanjus (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, France) commented in a press statement.  This is especially important, given the growing move toward decriminalization of the drug and its use as medical treatment.

ToyHealth professionals in France are legally obligated to report “serious cases of abuse and dependence” related to the use of psychoactive substances to the national reporting system, the authors note.  Of the 1979 reports over the study period, 35 were cardiovascular in nature.  The types of cardiovascular complication ranges from acute coronary syndrome (20 of 35 events), to heart-rate disorders (2 events).  Ten patients experienced peripheral vascular events, and three patients experienced cerebral-artery events.

Of note, 9 subjects died of their CV event (8 of ACS and 1 of a heart-rate related MIleycomplication).  Most of the reports concerned men (85%), and 9 of the subjects had a prior history of cardiovascular disease.

Jouanjus and colleagues, speculating on potential mechanisms, note that cannabinoids have previously been linked to cardiovascular dysfunction.  Vasospasm, which has been linked with cannabis use in experimental settings, “could be a possible common origin for many of the cases we describe in the present study.”

Commenting on the study for heartwire, Dr. Valentin Fuster (Mount Sinai, New York) said the report is timely.  “This is an issue that we cannot pass by without paying attention.”

Fuster says he first started considering the potential risks of cannabis after seeing a number of young adults at a clinic for young people with coronary artery disease, many of them without traditional risk factors for CVD.

A key question, said Fuster, is the extent to which cigarette smoking also played a role in the current French series – 21 subjects were also cigarette smokers – and whether smoking pot is more of a problem than cigarette smoking.

The second question, he continued, concerns “what the actual substance in cannabis is that causes the damage.  We know many substances that we inhale can effect the vascular system, so it’s not (implausible) that a specific substance could adversely affect the vessel.”

heartFuster stressed that patient numbers in the series were low and the study is too small to provide definitive answers.   “One should be cautious not to overemphasize the problem without more data being available.  We need to pay attention, but also not create fear,” he said.

The authors had no conflicts of interest.  The study was supported by the French InterMinisterial Mission for the Fight Against Drugs and Addiction and by the French drug agency (ANSM).

Well, so there you have some current information.  Do know that I am making no judgements one way or the other, I do believe that once people have the facts they are living in what used to be a free country to make their own decisions.  The only issue I have is who is going to pay for any negative outcomes?  It’s usually all of us, one way of the other.

As always my goal is to share what I learn so that you can hopefully start –

Planning for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

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Autism & Micronutrients

Proper micronutrient levels are vital for reversing autistic behaviour.  Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first 3 years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.  Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviours and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.

Aautismpril is “National Autism Month”and I’ve dedicated all my blogs and my online radio show in April to the children and those who love them.  My show was entitled “Autism – A Life Sentence”take the time to check it and other shows out and tell your family, friends and social media gang that legitimate health education is available without all the hype or asking for your credit card to sell you 6 months of some nutrient.

We have to raise the importance of nutrition and how being deficient can affect the overall behaviour of a person with autism.  The proper Micronutrient Test gives a functional cellular analysis of nutrient deficiencies, providing the tools necessary for an individualized healthcare approach to autistic behaviour.

Micronutrients Evaluate:

Vitamin A:

One cause of autism may be a defect in a retinoic receptor protein (G-alpha protein) which is critical for language processing, attention and sensory perception.  Evidence suggests natural vitamin A (not beta carotene) fixes this protein defect in autistic.

Folate:

Oral folate therapy can resolve symptoms of autism in some cases, particularly in autistic which genes that impair folate dependent enzymes.

Glutamine:

Blood levels of this amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter are particularly low in autistic.  Glutamine also helps autismprevent leaky gut syndrome, which can exacerbate autistic symptoms.

Vitamin C:

Improved symptom severity and sensory motor scores in autistic patients possibly due to interaction with dopamine synthesis. Vitamin C also has a strong sparing effect on glutathione.

Vitamin D:

High dose vitamin D therapy reversed autistic behaviours in severely deficient children.  Maternal vitamin D deficiency may predispose children to autism.  Very few that I test have sufficient vitamin D even for themselves, let alone enough if they are planning a family.

Carnitine:

Transports fatty acids into cells.  Low carnitine (common in autism) impairs the ability to use fatty acids for learning and social development.

MicrovitaVitamin B-1:

Deficiency linked to delayed language development.  Supplementation may benefit autistic patients.

Vitamin B-6:

Cofactor the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.  Conversion of B-6 to its active form is compromised in many autistic.  Supplementation trials with B-6 resulted in better eye contact, speech and fewer self-stimulatory behaviour in autistic.  Some consider b-6 in combination with magnesium to be a breakthrough treatment for autism.

Vitamin B-12:

Low B-12 impairs methylation (detoxification) which causes the neurological damage responsible for many autistic symptoms.  Deficiency of B-12 can cause optic neuropathy and vision loss in autistic.  B-12 raises cysteine and glutathione levels.

Magnesium:

Cofactor for the neurotransmitters that affect social reactions and emotions.  Autistic have low levels of magnesium.  Improves effectiveness of B-6 therapy.

Zinc:

Eliminates toxic mercury from brain tissue.  Zinc/Copper ratio is particularly low in autistic kids.  Low zinc impairs the protein (called metallothionein) that removes heavy metals from the body.

Glutathione & Cysteine:

Commonly deficient in autistic patients.  Lack of these antioxidants impair detoxification and methylation processes.  Low levels linked to neurological symptoms in autism which is often considered an oxidative stress disorder.

We are fortunate that there is a laboratory I use that really excels in this type of testing and it may be something you may want to investigate.  I would also suggest in the strongest way possible that those of you who are planning to have a family listen to my online radio show and make sure you are tested extensively at least a year prior to bringing an angel into this world.Norrin

Autism is in my opinion another epidemic perpetrated on innocent children and parents who only wanted a child to love
and see grow up to be the best they could be – instead they have been forced to suffer the consequences of the ‘money-changers’ who only think of themselves and their stockholders.  I say – “shame on you all and your day of judgement is not far off.”

Even if you don’t have anyone close to you with a child suffering with autism, most can talk to the next person they meet and they will know someone or have someone in their own family that needs to read my blogs, listen to some of my online radio shows, in particular on the subject of autism – so please take the time to think of who you can give this information to because it’s all about understanding that sharing is caring” and I care or I wouldn’t spend the hours it takes to produce these blogs and shows which are all free without asking for your credit card.  How strange am I?  I good strange!

I want you all to start –

Planning for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

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Alcohol and MS?  

MSALchDrinking alcohol appears to have a protective effect on the risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis.

(MS),Two studies, published in JAMA Neurology were conducted by a group led by Anna Karin Hedstrom, MD, from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, who conclude that their findings give no support to advising patients with NMS to completely refrain from alcohol consumption.

“We didn’t look at patients who already had MS, so I can’t make firm recommendations on this, but previous research has shown an anti-inflammatory effect of moderate alcohol intake,” Dr. Hedstrom said.  “I would say that if an MS patient wants to drink alcohol that is absolutely fine.”

She added: “MS patients often ask what their children can do to reduce their risk of developing their disease.  Whilst we wouldn’t recommend them drinking large quantities of alcohol because of other negative consequences, we can probably say that alcohol in moderation will not increase risk and may reduce it somewhat.  So I wouldn’t advise people to start drinking alcohol specifically to reduce their risk of developing MS, but I would say that you don’t need to avoid alcohol or stop drinking alcohol.”

Dose-Dependent Association

Three previous small studies looking at the association of alcohol and MS have had inconclusive results, Dr. Hedstrom noted.  “The current case-control studies are the largest to look at this association.  We wanted to study this as experimental studies and clinical observations have suggested that alcohol has an effect on the immune system and may have anti-inflammatory actions mediated by induction of interleukin-10.   As MS is an inflammatory condition, we thought alcohol may have a protective effect,” she explained.MSPub

The 2 current studies were the Epidemiological Investigation of Multiple Sclerosis (EIMS), which included 745 patients with NS (cases) and 1761 controls recruited between 2005 and 2011, and the Genes and Environment in Multiple Sclerosis (GEMS) study, with 5874 cases and 5246 controls recruited between 2009 and 2011.

Patients with MS were found from participatingcenters and from MS registries, and controls were randomly selected from the national population register, matched by age, sex, and residential area at the time of disease onset.

The 2 studies were set up to examine the effect of many different environmental and genetic factors on the development of MS.  Previous findings from these studies on the effect of smoking have already been published, showing that smoking appears to increase the risk of developing MS, especially in those who also have genetic risk factors for MS. Dr. Hedstrom reported.

The current results showed a dose-dependent inverse association between alcohol consumption and risk of developing MS that was statistically significant in both sexes.

“In the current analyses, if we compare drinkers with nondrinkers there is a small increase in risk of developing MS in the nondrinkers, but there was a clear dose response, and those with the highest alcohol consumption had reduction in risk of developing MS of about 50%.  This was similar in both studies.  We also saw a reduction in risk in the low and moderate drinkers but this was not so pronounced,” Dr. Hedstrom said.

 Alcohol Intake vs Never Drinkers

The protective effect of alcohol was greater in smokers.  “We saw quite a dramatic effect in smokers.  Alcohol seems to take away some, but not all, of the negative effects of smoking on the risk of MS,” Dr. Hedstrom commented.

Superdrink“I do believe this is a real effect that we are seeing,” she added. “There were similar results in both studies, and we took many different confounding factors into account.  The greatest limitation with studies like this is that individuals are asked to recall their alcohol intake from several years previously.  While this is obviously difficult to estimate completely accurately, people can generally remember whether they were light, moderate, or heavy drinkers as there were quite large differences between the 3 groups.”

For these studies, low consumption was defined as less than 50 g/wk for women and 100 g/wk for men; moderate consumption was 50 to 112 g/wk for women and 100 to 168 g/wk for m en; and high consumption was more than 112 g/wk for women and 168 g/wk for men.  Dr. Hedstrom estimated that a glass of wine contains about 12 g of alcohol.

In the paper the researchers point out that alcohol may also have a protective effect on developing cardiovascular disease and possibly also some other autoimmune conditions, such as hypothyroidism, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Well folks, in my quest to keep you informed perhaps this doesn’t affect you today, but you could know smeone who needs this information, so share, share, share this and all my blogs and online radio shows.  We can’t depend on drugs to heal anyone – they only cover up symptoms, but with knowledge and the right natural help – all is possible – just look at me if you need a small sampling, ha.

Don’t take your health for granted – it’s what’s going on in your cells that let’s you know where you really are when it comes to –

Planning for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

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U.S. is Really Sick!

 

The United States is sicker than the rest of the developed world – Really!addict Dr

A report released in January, 2013 found that Americans are unhealthier than 16 other developed countries.  The report, which was compiled by the National Research Council and the Institutes of Medicine, found that, despite the fact that Americans spend the most money per year on healthcare (I call it Sickness-Care) we’re not healthier or living longer than other countries.

Several factors contribute to U.S. debility, such as a large uninsured population, high consumption of calories, high drug abuse, less use of seatbelts, high levels of poverty, high reliance on cars and low physical activity.  No single factor explains the overall status of American health.

Of the health areas studied, Americans ranked worse than other countries in 9 categories, including, among others, drug abuse, heart disease, obesity and diabetes, and lung disease.

The study found that U.S. men live the shortest lives of all 16 countries at 76 years, and U.S. women ranked second-to-last at just under 81 years.  Americans are more likely to die younger because of issues such as obesity and heart disease.

CoinToss-Aspirin-Cartoon“I don’t think most parents know that, on average, infants, children, and adolescents in the U.S. die younger and have greater rates of illness and injury than youth in other countries,” said Dr. Steven Woolf, chair of the panel and of the Department of Family Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, according to NBC News.
But there is a silver lining.  Americans who live to the age of 75 are expected to live longer than those in the other countries.  Not to mention people in the U.S. that control blood pressure and cholesterol better and have a lower death rate from cancer.

Does Industry Have the Answer?

The nutrition industry is concerned with the results of this study because of its implications for their field and their interest in improving the well-being and health of the country.  Industry expert Mark LeDoux, chairman and CEO at Natural Alternative International, Inc.; Steve Mister, present and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition; and Robert Craven, CEO of FoodState, commented on the findings of this study.

LeDoux,”It’s ‘sick care’ not health care’ – I’ve been saying this for 30-years.”

The first obvious issue that arises from this report is that the “healthcare” system in America is a misnomer.  We don’t provide healthcare we provide sick-care.  I’ve been saying this for 30-years, thank God, someone else is saying it!  Many of the common diseases that lead to our mortality rates being high are directly linked to what we affectionately call “high-risk behaviours.”

If we look at food choices in the family from an early age, we see that convenience plays a role in generating unhealthy choices.  Getting a frozen dinner and plopping oneself in front of the television while eating retards the development of proper social family time.

When children go off to public school, they’re often fed by institutional food service programs that are big on quantity, but not necessarily up on freshness or quality.  It never ceases to amaze me that people will order 1,200 calories of fat laden foods at fast food restaurants, and then order a super sized diet soft drink (and they have no idea what’s in that drink to make it acceptable to use the word diet, or as I refer to it as DIE…t). Thinking that simply by ordering a diet beverage they are somehow redeeming the poor choices of food that accompany the beverage.

Unfortunately, when it comes to healthcare in America we have seen the enemy, and he looks an awful lot like us.

Supplements can and should play a vital role in securing appropriate nutrient densities in our tissues and organ systems, but failure to be mobile leads to a whole set of other negative consequences.  Gluttony leads to obesity, and that condition takes a toll on overall health – putting undue burdens on the ‘sick-care’ system in America to hopefully alleviate the symptoms of self-wrought misery.  It would seem self-evident that Americans may be the most overfed and undernourished people in the developed world.

Mister,” We can deliberately defy unhealthy culture.”

This report is certainly troubling.  At the same time, maybe it illuminates some opportunities for potential growth in the U.S. supplement marketplace.  As the researchers noted, it’s not any one factor, but rather a whole collection of health-related behaviours that contributes to the U.S.’s health score.

As individuals we all need to be more conscious of the small daily behaviours that collectively contribute to a longer, eating ignorance
more healthy life – everything from easing up on the accelerator, to taking a daily jog, to passing on the second piece of chocolate cake.  When we think about health as a constellation of lifestyle choices rather than “I need to lower my cholesterol or I need to lose weight,” we can start to understand how all these things work together.  Our bodies are not a collection of unconnected parts, they’re integrated wholistic systems all working together.  So what we eat, the
supplements we take, the exercise we get, all impact our entire
bodies and life outlook
– not just our blood pressure, or just our mood or just our alertness, but everything.  Supplements are just one of those behaviours, but because they are easily incorporated into a daily regimen, they can be a daily reminder to do other healthy things too.

Daily supplement regimens have direct effects on health, but just the act of taking a supplement can also serve as a remind to engage in other healthy behaviors.  It gives us a feeling of autonomy and empowerment over our health which in turn makes us more conscious of our health and more invested in protecting it.  Marketers of supplements could move the needle toward a healthier U.S. if they rebrand the routine of taking supplements as a brave, deliberate act of defying the unhealthy culture around us.
And rather than just buy this or that advertisers say-so – don’t buy supplements before you know what you need.  Supplements should work together synergistically (work together), so that you get their full benefit.  This can only happen when you are taking natural, bioidentical supplements, not what most of the public are buying at stores, on line, etc. which are synthetic.

Our bodies require what it was designed to keep, build and repair our bodies.

Let’s lead by example:

It's a Dirty Little GameI’m convinced that new legislation will do very little – although I was in favour of the super-size soft drink ban in NYC.  I got into a Facebook fight on this one as some of my friends started saying that this was taking away “freedom” and “liberty” and I made the point that if your liberty and freedom starts costing me money it ceases to be your freedom.

I believe our industry has a real opportunity to take a leadership position here – not from a legislative perspective, but from one that is much more inspirational.  What if our industry was the healthiest industry in the nation?  What if we could prove it?  What if our industry did more for turning around disease directly – meaning we had more of an impact than any allopathic doctor or legislator or health insurer ever could?  What if we could prove we were healthier with real data?  I think this would do more for our positive stature in the world than anything else we could ever do.  It’s walking all the talk.
What if the leaders in our industry got together and did nothing else but decide that all of our employees would be healthy?  Has anyone ever taken a count of how many people that would represent (employees of natural and supplement companies and their families)?  Has to be in the millions…

If we did nothing else but decide that we (our industry) were going to set an example by being healthy, that as CEOs we were going to lead the charge and set the example – being healthy ourselves; creating systems and support that truly promoted health within our own companies; leading the conversation with other CEOs in our communities; ringing the bell for wellness right where we live – wouldn’t this one act, if we had enough great companies on board and bought into the vision, do more for solving the U. S. Health crisis than any other act?  Especially given that our employees and customers are the most willing participants.

I can’t think of any other answer.  In the end, there may be enough of us out there to ultimately solve the problem – regardless, as for me and my company, we are going to do our best.

My Closing Thoughts:

I can’t tell you how impressed and in agreement with all these wonderful gentlemen.  I would say that anybody who is even selling vitamins for extra money – let’s take the lead –  if you’re selling health – don’t you think you should be an example and by look and feeling healthy yourself and help those you care about to do the same?

On the other hand, I always suggest that you find out what you really need when in comes to your food and supplement program.  You don’t go to the shoemaker when you have a heart condition!  Aren’t you sick and tired of guessing at what you need, or buying the latest and greatest sales pitch of the month?  Don’t cover up symptoms – find the cause of your issues.  Doesn’t that make sense?  Be aware that most allopathic doctors don’t have degrees in nutrition.  Nor do multi-level sellers, exercise coaches, etc.

I will start the ball rolling by offering you the opportunity of finding out where you may be nutrient deficient, and which ones are low or very-low, get an explanation of each deficiency with foods in that category.  I will prepare a customized food program from your answers – no counting, calories, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, etc. I’ll do all the work for you – all you have to do is EAT!  How great is that?

Whether you want to lose weight, maintain your weight or want to find out how to eat properly for your individual needs – this program works.  Why?  Because it’s not a one-size-fits-all.  Remember, we’re as unique as our fingerprints – so why would you think that the advertisers push, in particular when it comes to weight-loss, is your answer?  We’ve all tried many of them, and did what was suggested, so we lost some and in no time put on more, plus.  As an ex-311 pounder, I obviously know a little about food.

Having a family practice, weight is often the foundation of so many health issues. I’ve been there and done that so it’s easy for me to relate. YOUR ANSWER – is finding the CAUSE not covering up the symptoms.

Your customized Report will teach you which supplements you should start with, and how to take them in a synergistic (they must work in a balance together), way to get there full benefits.

This is the right way to  STOP, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!

Dr. Rhonda

 

Dr. Rhonda Henry

Doctor of Nutritional Science

Certified Traditional Chinese Practitioner

Specializing in

Preventive & Alternative HealthCare – NATURALLY!

 

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YOU’RE  NOT  WHAT YOU EAT

It is often necessary to make a decision on the basis of knowledge sufficient for action but insufficient to satisfy the intellect.

                                                              -Immanuel Kant

 FOR WOMEN ONLYeat fruit

The area of women’s health is highly controversial. We are told that premenstrual syndrome and hypoglycemia are all in our heads, that there’s no way to prevent osteoporosis except by taking estrogen, and that menopausal symptoms are as inevitable as death and taxes.

During my years in practice I have seen hundreds of women eliminate premenstrual syndrome, arthritic pain, menopausal symptoms, fatigue, lose unwanted pounds and the list goes on.

Nutrition is the health foundation of the future.  It’s specific, sensible, possible to adopt into any lifestyle, and most important, it works.  Clinical experience has shown it works not only on symptoms, but on the cause of health problems.  Specific nutrition that takes into account genetic makeup can bring specific results.  We can’t generalize about a subject that varies from person to person.

I act as YOUR  ‘Health Detective’ who must be thorough and look for bits of information that might not appear to be important.  Sometimes they are hidden, sometimes overlooked.  My own search for good health has led me to this new personalized approach to nutrition.

 1.      You have specific vitamin and mineral requirements.

General nutrition is old nutrition. You’re not the same as everyone else, and your needs vary greatly. Find out what foods you need to restore your body to balance and maintain optimal good health.

    2.      You need to be able to digest the foods you eat.

Without proper digestion there can’t be complete absorption or utilization. Poor digestion leaves you deficient in necessary nutrients and can either lead to health problems or prevent elimination of current problems.

3.        You do not need to take a lot of calcium.

You want the calcium you take to get where it’s needed.  Hydrochloric acid (HCI) is required for calcium utilization, and magnesium helps move calcium into bone and other cells. If you are low in any mineral, it’s more likely to be magnesium than calcium. Without enough HCI and magnesium, calcium is likely to cause more problems than it can solve.

    4.      You need some fats in your diet.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs), found in uncooked vegetable oils, are needed by all cells and are necessary for good health. To keep slim, some women are eliminating all fats from their diet.  However, a low-fat diet should include small amounts of cold-pressed vegetable oils.  Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps are only two indicators that you may lack EFAs.eat raw

Of these four areas, the calcium issue is undoubtedly the most startling and controversial. Doctors who use little nutrition in their practices and rely on older information learned in medical school will argue that you need more calcium. Those who read nutritionally oriented medical journals will be familiar with the approach described here.  Because the calcium controversy affects most women, I have chosen to share this information as an example of how and why I practice this new way.

My individually designed HealthTest(©)  profile determines deficiencies (using over 300 questions you answer).  This is only one of many questionnaires and/or laboratory work-ups to help you reach your health goals. We’re NOT a one-size-fits all society.  We are as unique as our fingerprints and only when we understand how our unique body functions can a proper food and supplements program be designed to fit your individual needs.  It’s a complicated process which I have made very easy for my patients.

 GOOD HEALTH IS BALANCE

With the contemporary mandate to be thin, many women have turned to diets that emphasize protein, fats, or vegetables, often to the exclusion of other foods. These diets forbid certain essential nutrients and throws our bodies nutritionally off balance. Most significant, perhaps, is the fact that these diets never teach us how to eat for our particular body needs. One popular diet based on food combining and large quantities of fruit resulted in massive sugar consumption.

While fruit is certainly wholesome and contains natural sugars, women with premenstrual syndrome, hypoglycemia, and allergies found that this diet caused such problems as dizziness, fatigue, bloating, and sore breasts. A great many found that their
reversed when they returned to eating normally.

 Good health is an absence of disease and a state of balance.

Balance is found in food programs that contain a variety of whole foods, not a preponderance of one kind, such as many available advertised ‘DIE…ts”(TM) out today!.

Perhaps you can see more clearly now that no general diet can ever hope to give you what you need, and that no expert can generalize about nutrition and give you the specifics you must have to effect a major change in health. It’s important to understand your individual differences and to design a specific nutritional program that will take into consideration your age, genetic individuality, any existing health problems, and the nutritional needs unique to you as a woman.

If you are ready to make some lifestyle changes then I would consider it a pleasure to have you call and make an appointment so that we talk about YOU.  Your health concerns should not be something you wait to deal with, we need to start thinking preventive health!

I want to help YOU Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

 Dr. Rhonda Henry – Doctor of Nutritional Science – Certified TCM Practitioner

Specializing in Preventive & Alternative HealthCare – NATURALLY!

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