For Women Only: How Confused Are YOU?

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

The area of women’s health is highly controversial. We’re 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. And those who have followed me for a while know that I was a total mess when I started my journey over 30-years ago – so believe me – I’ve been there and done most of it, and understand, for real!melissa-harris-perry-quotation

Nutrition is the health foundation not for the future – but for TODAY! 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, which should be the goal. 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, because contrary to advertising campaigns – we’re NOT one-size-fits-all.

In my practice 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’re hidden, sometimes overlooked. My own search for good health has led me to this new personalized approach to what I believe proper healthcare should be in every healthcare office. Let me explain:

* 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.

WHRunning* 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.

* 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 bones 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.

* You need some good fats in your diet.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs), found in healthy organic oils, omega 3s, etc. which 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 good fats. Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps are only two indicators that you may lack EFAs.images (1)

Of these mentioned 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. Again, 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 to understand.

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 initial weight loss reversed when they returned to eating normally.

DianasForWomenOnlyAvatarGood 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. Your health concerns should not be something you wait to deal with, we all need to start thinking preventive healthcare!

Watch for my individualized At-Home interactive HealthTest© which just may be the greatest health tool and the beginning of you really start properly to – Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!(Tm)

Dr. Rhonda

http://www.drhenry.com

Good Sex Requires Proper Nutrition!

 FOR MEN (And those who care about them)

Good Sex 1A satisfying sex life requires a healthy body, which depends on sound nutrition, exercise, and sufficient rest.  For the most part, sexual function is controlled by the endocrine glands, which secrete specific hormones.  In order to function properly and produce sufficient hormones, these glands have certain nutritional needs.

The pituitary gland has both direct and indirect effects on sexual and reproductive functions.  Its hormones need the B-complex vitamins, pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin E and zinc.  Any deficiency of the pituitary causes underdeveloped sex organs, and impotence in men.

The adrenal glands, produce a small but significant amount of sex hormones.  These glands need vitamin A, the B vitamins, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-1, niacin, vitamin C and E, and the unsaturated fatty acids.  Adrenal exhaustion can result in little strength or desire for sex.  An inadequately supplied thyroid can also cause a lack of desire or strength for sex.  Iodine, the V vitamins, vitamin B-1, and vitamin E are essential for the production of its hormone, thyroxine.

Good sex 2The male sex gland, the testes, are composed of 2 glands; one secretes testosterone and the other produces sperm.  (Testosterone increased sexual desire in both sexes.)  Vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid work with testosterone to produce sperm and other male characteristics such as a deep voice and facial hair.  The nutrient content of sperm includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, and vitamin B-12, C, and inositol.  A deficiency of vitamin E causes a degeneration of the testicles; too-low levels of zinc result in immovable, useless and infertile sperm.  In male laboratory animals, a manganese deficiency causes loss of sex drive, lack of semen, and degeneration of the seminal tubules.  Testosterone levels proportionately decrease with the amount of marijuana smoked.

The sex hormones are made from cholesterol.  Cholesterol-containing foods need not be limited as long as the body has sufficient amounts of the other nutrients needed to properly metabolize the cholesterol.  These include wthe vitamins B-complex, C, and E, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and lecithin.  Refined and processed foods are greatly lacking in these nutrients; in their absence cholesterol is unable to enter wthe cells and remains in the blood, eventually helping to form plaques.

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Impotence, the male’s inability to achieve erection of the penis has been related to a magnesium or a combined zinc and vitamin B-6 deficiency.  Other factors associated with impotence are emotional problems, physical illness such as diabetes, and the intake of drugs and alcohol.  Although levels of testosterone decrease with age, this doesn’t cause erectile impotence because the penis requires only minimal amounts of the hormone for successful operation.

Sterility can occur in the male and is often the result of a zinc deficiency.  Studies have shown that the higher the blood histamine level is in men, the quicker the ejaculation.  Men too low in histamine can’t achieve ejaculate prematurely.

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Sexual desire and performance can be adversely affected by numerous things including drugs, alcohol, cigarette smoking, caffeine, some common medicines such as certain tranquilizers, anti-hypertensives, and anticholinergics.

Perhaps you can see more clearly now that no general diet. can ever hope to give you what you need and no expert can generalize about nutrition and give you the specifics you must have to effect a major change in health, and I’ve only discussed one issue today.  It’s important to understand that your individual differences required the correct and 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 man

 

Sex 6To Conclude:

Nutrient deficiencies are an epidemic in our society and it’s vital to find out where you stand so that you can become nutrient sufficient.  To this end, in a few weeks you will have the opportunity of checking out my “heart project” it’s called; Dr. Henry’s HealthTest© .  It’s helped thousands of people over the years, recently, completely updated, including its copywrite and for the first time I’m offering it to the general public so that we can all –

STOP, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!(TM)  Each test is individually designed based on the answers you give. Not only that, but if you’re low or very-low in any nutrient you will receive a complete explanation and a list of foods in that particular category.  If that’s not enough – I will design the right food program for you, again, based on your answers and you won’t have to count calories, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, etc.  I’ve done all the work for you .and so much more.Good sex4

Who but an ex-311 pounder could have thought of all this?

Now you have no excuses – that is – if you’re interested in – Planning for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!(TM)

Dr. Rhonda

http://www.drhenry.com

           

30 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure


“People with diabetes are 3 times more likely to have high blood pressure than people without diabetes.  A recent study found that about 71% of people with diabetes have high blood pressure.  Hypertension often goes unnoticed and leads to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.”
   
American Diabetes Association

Why wouldn’t your allopathic doctor know this and check patient’s appropriately?

obesity1.     Watch Your Weight:

In overweight people, a 10% reduction in total body weight will sometimes normalize blood pressure.

2.      Get Physical:

Go for a brisk 30 minute walk 6 days a week.

3.      Blood Sugar:

Diabetics who control their blood sugar reduce hypertension risk.

4.      Reduce Stress:

Try yoga, meditation, massage or talking to a supportive positive friend.

cancersmoke5.      Butt Out:

All forms of tobacco dramatically raise blood pressure.

6.      Shake Off Salt:Salt 2

And sodium rich foods such as soy sauce and canned soups.  With the exception of salt substitutes or an easily found product in your grocery store with a balance of sodium/potassium chloride.

7.      Remember B-Vitamins:

After angioplasty surgery, 3 different B vitamins – folate, B6 and B12-cut in half the risk that arteries will re-close.

8.      Check Your Blood:

Have your cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar checked regularly.  A comprehensive laboratory work-up is your best health insurance to maintain optimal good health.

9.      Fish for Omega 3-s:

Stress essential fatty-acid-containing foods or supplements of fish oil, flaxseed oil and borage oil.

10.    Mull Over A Multi:Vitamin-B6

A daily multi-vitamin ensures that you’re getting the basics.  Find out where you are nutrient deficient and concentrate on increasing the nutrients in your food and supplement program.

11.     Value Vitamin C:

The less vitamin C in the blood, the higher the blood pressure in hypertensive patients.  Take 2-3 times daily to your tolerance level.

12.     Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat – However:

Choose white fish and skinless chicken and turkey or remove before eating.  Alternate to cheese products that are not from dairy such as:  goat, oat, almond, veggie, soy or rice.   Forget the processed foods, if possible.

13.     Toss the Trans Fats:

These are a greater risk than even saturated fats.  (Margarine, baked goods, etc) Read the labels.food addict

14.     Embrace Vitamin E: Evidence suggests that vitamin E also magnifies vitamin C’s blood pressure-lowering effect.

15.     Reject Refined Foods:

Shun the salty, sugary, pre-made, preserved, fried and fatty

16.     Get Calcium:

Hypertensive patients seldom drink enough milk-and they are usually low on calcium.  Broccoli, spinach, tofu, goat milk and calcium supplements are alternatives.  Don’t take calcium alone.

17.     Compute Your Body Mass Index:

Multiply your weight in pounds by 703, then divide by your height in inches, then again divide by your height in inches.  Try to stay between 18.5 and 24.9.

demon drink18.     Swear Off Sodas:

Soft drinks can deplete potassium.

19.     Prefer Potassium:This crucial mineral is found in many fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, fish and supplements.

20.     Make It Magnesium:

It’s in leafy greens, legumes, whole grains and supplements.

21.     Air Out Antioxidants:

Beta-Carotene, Co-Enzyme Q10, and Selenium may help.

22.     Boost Bioflavonoids:

Available in fruits, vegetables, and supplements, bioflavonoids enhance vitamin C’s effects.

23.     Leave The Bar:Superdrink

1-2 drinks a day is OK-even stress-relieving-but more can cause health problems.

24.     Dash Your Diet:

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) according to some experts is high in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy, and it’s low in fat.

25.     Think Zinc:

Zinc may reverse hypertension that has been caused by too much cadmium.

26.     Buy Into Bilberry:

This European blueberry contains anthocyanosides, which are powerful flavonoids.

27.     Grasp Grape Seed Extracts:

Research at the University of Alabama suggests grape seed extract can lower blood pressure significantly.

28.     Find Fiber:

Think veggies and whole grains.

29.     Jilt the Java:

Too much daily coffee-and even tea-can raise blood pressure.

30.     Now, Go To Bed:artworks-000042312635-3k7r7p-crop

High blood pressure patients deprived of sleep experience significant increases in blood pressure, especially during the evening.    

Nobody in their right mind will be able to read this and do it all, what I may suggest at once a week or perhaps once a month you bring one new health awareness issue into your mind and all those changes will certainly make your body (who relies on you) to make it happy.

I would suggest if you’re not working with a natural healthcare doctor that perhaps you ought to start by using my individualized HealthTest© medical (allopathic) doctors have no credentials in clinical nutrition – so perhaps this may be a first step for you or someone you love.  If you have questions do feel free to call me, and let’s talk about you!

This is all about helping others –  Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY! 

Dr. Rhonda Henry

Doctor of Nutritional Science – Certified Traditional Chinese Practitioner

Specializing in Preventive & Alternative HealthCare – NATURALLY!

 

Temporary website:          www.drhenry.com

Email inquiries:                 contact@drhenry.com

Las Vegas Office:              72-269-8120 – My programs come to YOU!

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

 

Website:                www.drhenry.com

Email:                     contact@drhenry.com

Office:                     702-269-8120

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Office/Fax Las Vegas: 702-269-8120   …   Reno/Cell: 775-315-2900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOOD  SEX  REQUIRES PROPER NUTRITION

better-sexFOR MEN ONLY 

(And those who care about him)

A satisfying sex life requires a healthy body, which depends on sound nutrition, exercise, and sufficient rest.   For the most part, sexual function is controlled by the endocrine glands, which secrete specific hormones.   In order to function properly and produce sufficient hormones, these glands have certain nutritional needs.

The pituitary gland has both direct and indirect effects on sexual and reproductive functions.   Its hormones need the B-complex vitamins, pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin E, and zinc.   Any deficiency of the pituitary causes underdeveloped sex organs, and impotence in men.© Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporation

The adrenal glands produce a small but significant amount of sex hormones.   These glands need vitamin A, the B vitamins, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-1, niacin, vitamins C and E, and the unsaturated fatty acids.   Adrenal exhaustion can result in little strength or desire for sex.   An inadequately supplied thyroid can also cause a lack  of desire or strength for sex.   Iodine, the B vitamins, vitamin B-1, and vitamin E are essential for the production of its hormone, thyroxine.

good sexThe male sex gland, the testes, is composed of two glands;  one secretes testosterone and the other produces sperm.  (Testosterone increases sexual desire in both sexes.)   Vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid work with testosterone to produce sperm and other male characteristics such as a deep voice and facial hair.   The nutrient content of sperm includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, and vitamins B-12, C, and inositol.   A deficiency of vitamin E causes a degeneration of the testicles;  too-low levels of zinc result in immovable, useless, and infertile sperm.   In male laboratory animals, a manganese deficiency causes loss of sex drive, lack of semen, and degeneration of the seminal tubules.   Testosterone levels proportionately decrease with the amount of marijuana smoked.

The sex hormones are made from cholesterol.   Cholesterol-containing foods need not be limited as long as the body has sufficient amounts of the other nutrients needed to properly metabolize the cholesterol.   These include the vitamins B-complex, C, and E, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and lecithin.   Refined and processed foods are greatly lacking in these nutrients;  in their absence cholesterol is unable to enter the cells and remains in the blood, eventually forming plaques.

apple sexImpotence, the male’s inability to achieve erection of the penis, has been related to a magnesium or a combined zinc and vitamin B-6 deficiency.   Other factors associated with impotence are emotional problems, physical illness such as diabetes, and the intake of drugs and alcohol.   Although levels of testosterone decrease with age, this does not cause erectile impotence because the penis requires only minimal amounts of the hormone for successful operation.

Sterility can occur in the male and is often the result of a zinc deficiency.   Studies have shown that the higher the blood histamine level is in men, the quicker the ejaculation.   Men too low in histamine cannot achieve ejaculation.  The B vitamins niacin and folic acid raise blood histamine;  therefore they are helpful for men who ejaculate prematurely.

Sexual desire and performance can be adversely affected by numerous things including drugs, alcohol, cigarette smoking, caffeine, some common medicines such as certain tranquilizers, anti-hypertensives, and anticholinergics.

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, and we have only discussed one issue here.   It is important to understand that your individual differences are required 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 man.

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

 

Can Refined Salt Kill YOU?

This SALT could DEFINITELY kill you!

This SALT could DEFINITELY kill you!

I’ve been receiving mail and phone calls asking about “salt”, specifically if there are other alternatives to make food tasty, but without causing high blood pressure of make the body unhealthy.

When I tell them that I use salt and put it on and in many foods, and they’re truly shocked!

If you’ve been following my online radio shows there is one that you may be ready to listen to entitled; “Hypertension – A fact Finding Mission”.  I have addressed this subject, however, let me share some other information.Salt 1

You see, the problem is that most people are eating the wrong kind of salt.

Refined salt is the main reason salt has such a bad reputation.  It’s the same terrible stuff you find in processed foods.  Our bodies actually need salt, but most research (especially what’s been published in America) has revolved around refined table salt – and the results have shown that this toxic addition that sits on most tables is not good for you.

So what should you use instead?

The truth is that unrefined sea salt is actually good for you.

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It helps to:

*       balance your blood sugar

*       helps keep your bones strong

*       regulates your metabolism

*       boosts your immune system – and more.

Natural, unrefined sea salt provides a number of nutrients and minerals, in a way that the body recognizes and knows how to use it.  Over 80 trace minerals found in the naturally filtered salt water used to create unrefined sea salt gives it its vital grayish colour, and its slight moistness keeps the salt and minerals in a form that your body can use.

My usual favorite brand which I’ve mentioned on shows has been Celtic Sea Salt  (look for unprocessed, unrefined brands).  This is much better salt compared to the normal table salt, which I would never intentionally use.

Recently, I was introduced to AtecSeaSalt, and when I tried it, I really liked it, I know for a fact it’s high-quality, unrefined, and loaded with the good minerals and nutrients we all need.  Sayulita, Mexico is where this rare salt is harvested.

There are MANY varieties of salt for seasoning.

There are MANY varieties of salt for seasoning.

And it all started because of an interesting experiment by researcher and Japanese salt maker, Koshin Odo, on Refined Salt vs Unrefined Salt, and this is how the story goes:

Can Refined Salt Kill You?

First he picked up a bunch of crabs from the beach.

He put a handful of them into salt water made from refined manufactured salt.  The crabs died almost right away.

Next, he put another handful of crabs into salt water made from fresh water and unrefined rock salt.  They died within 2 days.

Then, he put the last handful of crabs into salt water using his brand of unrefined sea salt.  The crabs lived.  What’s more, the aquarium began to produce more life!

You see, most big brand salts you see in the store are refined.  And if you ask me, they taste like it too!

What that means is –

 *       They have had all their minerals and moisture stripped away.

*       They use sulfuric acid and chlorine to beach the salt white.

*       They’re made in a way so that they’re an impossibly high 99.7% “purity”.

Salt 2They would make it 100% pure but that last .03% is for the anti-caking agents.  That’s the stuff that makes table salt flow out of your saltshaker.

(Real salt is moist, soft and tastes like the sea).

Problem is – anti-caking agents are essentially heavy metals, which are toxic to your body.  Just take a look at their names: sodium ferrocyanide, ammonium citrate and aluminum silicate.

Did you notice the poison “cyanide” and the chemical people clean washrooms with “ammonia”?

Why do the big name salt makers do this?  In 2 words: “shelf life.”  In other word:  “Profit.”

What’s more – the FDA allows them to have as much as 2% of your table salt be anti-caking and free-flowing agents!Sodium Chloride

But that’s not all….

The worst part is – some of them have caught on to America’s “health craze” and now put the “sea salt” label on the boxes.   What a fraudulent act!

But it’s all just a marketing ploy.  Commercial “sea salt” may come from the sea – the question is – has it been refined?

Now, you may also be wondering – what’s wrong with “99.7% purity”?  Isn’t that good?

That’s something else I discovered.

When you strip salt of its minerals – and you eat it, your body doesn’t “get it”.  Refined salt is toxic without its minerals.  It’s unnatural.  So our bodies treat it like a foreign substance.

It doesn’t know how to use it properly.  If the crabs can’t live in it, our body can’t use it either.

So, if your body needs salt to live – but table salt, commercial “sea salt” and even kosher salt has toxins in it – what’s left?

When it rains it poursSimple.  We go back to how salt was made 150 years ago – before it became industrialized.    Then we would be eating unrefined salt made the way it was meant to be.  And you now must know that this is making people sick – just see whose eating all the salt in your family, and remember, it’s just from the shaker, but all the processed foods are loaded with it, etc.

So, I would urge you to throw away the refined white table salt right away (that’s what I did when I learned about the harmful effects of white salt).

If you find this information useful, please share it with your friends, it’s vital that we help each other to eat healthy with the rewards of living longer – or the alternative, keep eating the poison and expect pain, illness, disease and often early death.

That’s why I constantly tell you it’s time to start –

Planning for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

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Multivitamin Necessity!

 

“Don’t stop taking your multivitamin.”

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That’s the simple advice offered by board-certified family practitioner David dr_brownstein_photoBrownstein, M.D. in the wake of heavily publicized recent studies that concluded a daily multivitamin doesn’t have health benefits.

Of course we are all smart enough to figure out who is paying for the research, because it’s hurting their bottom line.   But I have good news and that is that:

After carefully reviewing the studies, Dr. Brownstein, one of the nation’s top practitioners of holistic medicine, concluded that they aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

“I have been practicing medicine for more than 20 years, and I can assure you I have never seen a patient harmed by taking multivitamins,” says Dr. Brownstein.  “However, I have had many patients harmed from FDA-approved drugs.best-multivitamins-photo

“In the first place, one of the studies used a very low potency vitamins – so low that I don’t expect anyone would think that they could help anything.  Second, most of the multivitamins used I the studies were cheap synthetics, not natural vitamins.  Inexpensive vitamins are made with synthetics, and many of the substances are made from petrochemicals, which provide a sub optimal response and can even be dangerous.”

A study to determine the usefulness of multivitamins in cardiovascular disease was riddled with problems that made its findings useless, in Dr. Brownstein’s opinion.  “Half of the people stopped taking the vitamins during the study,” he said.  “That, in and of itself, negates it.  Even so, they still found an 11% decrease in cardiovascular risk – it just didn’t meet their criteria for statistics significance.”

Herbal_Balance_MultiVitamin_FactsThe recent studies supposedly debunking the value of multivitamins were released less than 2 weeks after a Harvard study showed a multivitamin combined with selenium slowed deterioration in AIDS patients.  In fact, the scientists labeled their results “groundbreaking,” adding that multivitamins could save a lot of lives at a small price.  Another 2012 Harvard study found that multivitamins reduced cancer risk in older men.

Although the best way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs is through a healthy diet, the typical diet lacks essential nutrients, according to Dr. Brownstein, and of course you’ve heard me say this on my online radio shows and in articles.  “I check my patients for nutritional imbalances, and the vast majority of patients, both sick and well, have nutritional deficiencies.”  And that is absolutely true also in my practice and others of like mind.multivitamin

One of the answers is a daily multivitamin, but choosing the right one is essential.

“Not all multivitamins are created equal,” he says.  “There are many inferior vitamins.

 

“It’s bet to enlist the help of a healthcare practitioner who can guide you and test you and adjust your supplements depending on what you need.”  If you don’t want to visit me, just order my HealthTest© and you can easily complete your testing at home.  Check it out on my website:

shrink raphttp://www.drhenry.com.   We aren’t one-size-fits-all, so you must find out what your individual body needs are.

When looking for a good multivitamin, Dr. Brownstein suggests the following and I agree:

*       Choose a natural supplement that contains natural, bioidentical versions of nutrients.

*       Choose multivitamins that contain vitamin D3 – cholecalciferol.

The synthetic form of vitamin D is D2 or ergocalciferol – not good!

*       Be sure to choose vitamins containing natural vitamin B-12 – labeled as hydroxy-, methyl-, or adenosylcobalamin.

Synthetic vitamin B-12 is listed as cyanocobalamin.

This will not be an issue if you order my individualized HealthTest©, because not only will you find out where you are normal, low or very-low in each nutrients, but you will get a clear understanding of each deficiency, plus a list of foods in that category.

If that’s not enough – receive a personally designed food program based on the answers to the questions you submitted.  No counting calories, carbohydrates, fats, protein, fiber, etc., I do all that for you.  What could be easier?

My heart is to educate you, and give you proper health tools to help you, help yourselves.

Dr. Rhonda

Hoping that you’ve started to

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

 

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GENTS ON AGING:

GENTS ON AGINGWe all know that as men age testosterone levels decline.  While this may be a natural and unavoidable phenomenon, the process is not necessarily a good thing.  Low levels of testosterone are linked to a decrease in muscle mass, changes in blood lipids (including cholesterol) and increased bone fragility.

A recent study found that increasing levels of magnesium can effectively increase the hormone production.  This can be enhanced further when the supplementation was combined with exercise.

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BOSWELLIA:

BoswelliaResin from the Boswellia serrata tree, an anti-inflammatory staple in Ayurvedic medicine, is now showing promise as a colorectal cancer tumor inhibitor, according to research carried out by Dr. Ajay Goel, director of epigenetics and cancer prevention at Baylor Research Institute in Dallas, TX.  Dr. Goel and his team have studied boswellia and its impact on colorectal cancer for the past 3 years and recently announced they have “multiple lines of encouraging evidence suggesting that in addition to its anti-inflammatory activities, boswellia is an important modulator of epigenetics in colorectal cancer, and very likely other human cancers as well.”

There are, as you know hundreds of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, herbs, etc. available today – many sound just like what we need – but, why not find out what you may really need and how to synergistically take those added nutrients, if necessary and of course the correct balanced food program.  STOP, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!  Check out my individualized HealthTest© today, and if you have any questions: contact@drhenry.com

                                                                                                                                                           

LEUCINE:

In laboratory animals, supplements of the amino acid leucine (abundant in high quality proteins such as whey) LEUCINEreduced blood sugar levels and improved their ability to process fat.  In supplemental animals liver levels of fat and glucose improved.

“It had effects that improved insulin sensitivity improved their ability to metabolize sugar and fats and their overall metabolism improved.”

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MAGNESIUM:

magnesium-cells-youngerMagnesium acts with and is essential to the activity of vitamin D and yet most Americans don’t get their reference daily intake (RDI) of this important mineral.  Extensive research showing that vitamin D deficiency plays a major role in the development of many diseases, including a variety of cancers (breast, prostate and colon) as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness, has prompted many people to take vitamin D supplements.  However, their effects are greatly reduced if magnesium is deficient.

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 R-LIPOIC ACID:

R-Lipoic acid is a potent, water and lipid soluble antioxidant that, based on animal experiments, may prevent ALA_increases_metabolismcataracts caused by oxidative stress in the lens.  Since R-lipoic acid is both water-soluble and fat-soluble, it can get deep into the eye tissues and destroy free radicals that cause protein changes resulting in cataracts.  Animals given chemicals to induce cataracts had a 60% reduction in cataract formation when treated with R-lipoic acid.

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DHA:

docosahexaenoic acidThe omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is highly concentrated in the retina and supports the function of the light receptive retinal cones and rods.  The retina contains higher concentrations of DHA than any other tissue of the human body.  DHA is essential to the healthy functioning of the retina and macula.

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B VITAMINS:

Insufficient B-complex vitamins result in paralyzed eye muscles, itching, burning, light sensitivity, blood shot eyes and watering eyes.  Nearsightedness is often a result of stress.  The B vitamins are necessary for normal nervous systemvitamin-b12function and may be the single most important factor for nerve health.  Pantothenic acid (B5) in particular is an anti-stress vitamin.  Thiamin (B1) is important for intracellular eye metabolism and riboflavin (B2) deficiency has been linked to cataracts.  B-complex vitamins with extra riboflavin are recommended for hyperopia (farsightedness).

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VITAMIN D:

The largest study to date on the link between vitamin D and common respiratory infections, shows that people with the lowest vitamin D levels report having significantly more cases of cold and flu than those with higher levels.

VITAMIN DSince vitamin D is produced in the skin from sun exposure, that could explain why most colds and flu occur in the winter when there is less sunshine.  Vitamin D acts as an immune system modulator, preventing excessive expression of inflammatory cytokines and increasing the ‘oxidative burst’ potential of macrophages.

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OLIVE LEAF:

Olive leaf extract and its active component, oleuropein, appear to interfere with viral infection and/or spread by aceite-de-olivadirectly inactivating the virus or by preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane.  It’s able to directly penetrate infected host cells and irreversible inhibit viral replication.  Since this effect seems to apply to both active and latent viruses, olive leaf extracts could prove to be a major weapon against the common cold and flu, as well as many other viral and bacterial infections.

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BOVINE COLOSTRUM:

BOVINE COLOSTRUMBovine colostrum is another useful supplement for cold and flu protection.  This thick, yellow substance, emitted by the mammary glands during the first 24-48 hours after birth, is rich in nutrients and immune factors that protect against invading organism and facilitate development of strong immune system.  By boosting a weakened immune system, colostrum’s immune factors can help prevent such conditions as colds, flu, diarrhea, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, herpes, viral bronchitis, candidiasis and ear infections.

                                                                                                                                                             

RESVERATROL:

RESVERATROLResveratrol may improve how the human body responds to insulin, the hormone responsible for sugar and fat metabolism.  Hungarian researchers report for the first time that a daily 10 mg dose of resveratrol is associated with reductions in insulin resistance in type-2 diabetics.  According to the researchers:

“The present study shows for the first time that resveratrol improves insulin sensitivity in humans, which might be due to a resveratrol-induced decrease in oxidative stress that leads to a more efficient insulin signaling via the Akt pathway.”

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POMELLA:

Pomegranate extract from Verdure Sciences has been granted two new patents.  This rich source of antioxidants, POMELLAhas been linked to improved heart health, but a growing body of science indicates the fruit protects against prostate cancer.  Studies also report a role in joint health by slowing cartilage loss in arthritis.  Ellagitannin compounds like punicalagins and punicalins, account for half of the fruit’s antioxidant ability behind the reported health benefits.

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ASTAXANTHIN:

Astaxanthin, the pigment that gives krill oil its colour, can boost the body’s defense against obesity-induced ASTAXANTHINoxidative stress, according to South Korean researchers.  At a dose of only 5 mg daily, researchers saw a reduction in oxidative stress markers plus an increase in the blood’s antioxidant capacity … including a 193% increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels.

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WHEY PROTEIN:

Whey protein is a “functional food” with a number of health benefits.  The biological components of whey (including lactoferrin, beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, glycomacropeptide and immuno-globulins) demonstrate a range of immune-enhancing properties.  In addition, whey has the ability to act as an antioxidant, anti-hypertensive, WHEY PROTEINanti-tumor, hypolipidemic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and chelating agent.

The primary mechanism by which whey is thought to exert its effects is by intracellular antioxidant.  A number of clinical trials have successfully been performed using whey in the treatment of cancer,  HIV, hepatitis B, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and as an antimicrobial agent.  Whey protein has also exhibited benefit in the arena of exercise performance and enhancement.

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SARCOPENIA:

Sarcopenia (skeletal muscle wasting with aging) is believed to underlie a number of serious age-related health issues.  While it may be seen as inevitable, decreasing this gradual loss of muscle is vital for healthy aging.  Elderly individuals are still able to respond to both resistance training and the anabolic signals provided by protein ingestion, provided specific amino acids, such as leucine, are present. sarcopenia

Whey protein, a rich source of these essential amino acids, rapidly elevates plasma amino acid levels, providing the foundation for muscle mass preservation.  Several studies have shown whey protein to be effective in augmenting the effects of resistance exercise, particularly when taken in the hours surrounding the exercise training.  Simple dietary and exercise strategies that may improve the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass could reduce the incidence of many age-related health issues and improve the quality of life for many aging folks.

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