Why Do We Need Supplements?

Why Do We Need Supplements?

natural supplementsIt happened again recently when I met a new client coming in with lots of health problems…

One of the biggest misconceptions people have when visiting a Natural Health Practitioner is that they will only get one or two “medicines.” Their other mistaken belief: They might only need these “medicines” for a month or two to get over whatever serious symptoms that brought them to me.

Those are the misconceptions. Here are the facts.

By the time new patients talk with me for the first time, they have allowed their bodies to get to such a state they are now experiencing uncomfortable symptoms. Generally, it’s taken years for their bodies to reach this breaking point. It’s also important to understand that it’s going to take many months, if not years, to help them out of it.

Natural and herbal supplements can help to restore the body to a place of balance. But, it’s probably going to take more than one thing, or even two. In fact, it might take between 5-10 supplements to restore your health. If there is a “serious” health issue on the table, it will take much more time and effort than that.

But for this article, I want to discuss why we need to take supplements at all. Most people who aren’t in a health crisis wonder why they need to take a supplement. “I feel fine. Why would I need to take anything?”

Here are the top reasons why it is important for everyone to take natural, whole food supplements:

1. Depleted Soils. Even if you eat a healthy, predominantly plant-based diet with lots of fruit and vegetables, chances are good (unless you’re consuming everything organic) the food comes from soils that have insufficient mineral content. When foods are grown over and over again in the same soils, the mineral content of that soil becomes depleted over time. This is ANOTHER reason why it is so vitally important to consume organic foods as much as possible. Organic farming practices include “crop rotating” so that soil depletion does not occur. Unfortunately, even buying organic doesn’t always mean you’re going to get superior foods. Although organic soil can get depleted, buying organic remains the better, healthier choice for you and the planet!

2. Long Transit Time for Delivery. Have you noticed an increasing amount of produce finding its way to your grocery store comes from other countries? If you think your favorite mango or pineapple (from Hawaii or the Philippines) was just cut at its peak ripeness, then immediately boxed, rushed to the airport and shipped overnight to your favorite grocery store, you’re sadly mistaken.  Sometimes, foods are picked weeks and even MONTHS before we see it on our shelves. So much for obtaining the maximum amount of nutrition! I always suggest that my clients buy as much of their food as possible from local growers to reduce transit time and improve the nutritional value of the food they’re eating.

3. Overcooking Our Foods. Americans have a bad habit of cooking our food “to death,” resulting in a massive loss of nutritional value, meaning far fewer vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes to go around. What’s more, eating these depleted foods over time creates its own set of health problems. Cooking does “kill” the food, resulting in lost nutrition. As far as fruits and vegetables, consuming them in as close to a raw (uncooked) state as possible is always the best way.

4. Not Eating Regular Meals. So many people skip meals. Grabbing a bagel or doughnut while slamming down some coffee and rushing to work does NOT constitute a meal. Making up for it later in the day at an “all-you-can-eat” buffet is not in the best interest of our bodies either, as it puts much undue stress on the digestive system and will eventually cause a lot of uncomfortable symptoms.

5.  Normal Aging = Digestion Issues. As we age, our bodies produce fewer enzymes, including all the important ones needed to properly digest and assimilate the foods we eat. Eventually, this results in “common” stomach complaints, like reflux, heartburn, upset stomach and chronic constipation.

6. Stress + Stress, + Stress = Compromised Immune System. No question, we all lead busy lives and some of us are busier than others! Between commitments to your family, school, work, community, faith and other obligations, our lives are stressed to the max! All of this stress takes a toll on your body and weakens your immune system. Taking supplements can help to bridge that gap and give your body some of the nutrition it needs to function optimally.

Of course, nothing will take the place of eating a good and healthy diet. But taking quality, whole food-based natural supplements can go along way towards helping you maintain a better level of health. Besides, if you’re still working through some bad habits (skipping meals and not eating organic foods), you need them even more! For more information, read my other articles on whole food supplements vs. synthetic supplements and Can natural remedies help me with…?

credit to http://stayhealthyandwell.com/why-do-we-need-supplements/

Promosi November Alfalfa memang marvellous!

Salam Sejahtera

Bulan ni Shaklee promosi Alfalfa buy 6 free 1. Apa kepentingan Alfalfa ni? Saya gunakannya semenjak melahirkan anak kedua early this year. Banyak kebaikannya seperti rajah berikut:

Antara Khasiat Alfalfa:

 

Antara Khasiat Daun ALFALFA :
Bertindak seperti kacip fatimah kepada para isteri
~ Milk Booster bagi ibu menyusu
~ Melegakan sakit sendi dan belakang.
~ Menghilangkan kelesuan dan tekanan.
~ Memberi kelegaan semasa haid.
~ Memulihkan urat selepas bersalin
~ Bagus untuk elergi dan ekzema
~ Merawat asma
~ Mencuci usus bagi membuang toksik
~ Membantu masalah penghadaman dan pencernaan
~ Meneutralkan asid dalam badan
~ Membesar dan menegangkan payudara
~ Melegakan sembelit
~ Memberi sensasi ‘rasa sejuk’

 

Okey…direct to the point.. mari kita baca pengalaman Pn Dilla…diambil dari sini
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1) Semenjak mama mengamalkan alfalfa, masalah keputihan mmg kurang. Ini kerana..terus terang mama cerita..baba sangat2 memuji selepas mama mengamalkannya. Hubungan kami juga menjadi lebih mesra. Bila baba dah puji, mama seronoklah..heheeee. Mama terasa diri mama begitu bersih, lagi satu nak solat pun senang..tidak perlu risau!
 
2) Mama mengalami masalah sembelit dari sekolah lagi. Mama masih ingat, arwah opah Qaireen selalu cakap macam ni kalau mama dalam toilet “Dilla ko ni berak tahi batu ke?” tapi itulah kenyataannya. Bayangkan senjak dari dulu mama “terseksa” setiap kali nak membuang. Kadang2 tu sampai berdarah! Seminggu tak lebih dari 3 kali membuang. Tapi sekarang Alahmdulillah seminggu 4 ke 6 kali membuang, dan yang paling penting tiada lagi darah yang keluar.
 
3) Mama juga salah seorang yang mempunyai penyakit eczema. Mama mmg tidak boleh duduk di tempat2 yang kotor, ada rumput, berhabuk, berpasir dan banyak lagi. Malah cadar tilam mama pun, mama akan ganti setiap minggu. Tapi sekarang, Alhamdulillah..seronok sangat bila mama join SGM, sebab waktu SGM kami duduk di tikar yang dibentang atas rumput. Masalah bintik2 dan gatal2 mmg tiada.
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Alhamdulillah…Alfalfa Complex telah membantu Dilla dalam masalah2 di atas.. 

 

Cepat hubungi saya di ahmad.raihanah@gmail.com atau 0122195919 untuk harga meletup2!

ps: Credit to zahirahhafizan@blogspot.com

 

Post Raya Haji – Diet regime!

Salam dan Selamat Sejahtera

Sebaik saja balik ke Kuala Lumpur, rasanya banyak sangat makan ni. Terus hari ni start program diet. Saya mulakan dengan Cinch. Rasa coklat yang hebat. First time consume hari ni, dan alhamdulillah boleh tahan lapar sehingga tengahari.

Program diet ni tak lengkap tanpa ESP dan Lecithin. Berikut adalah maklumat lanjut set diet ini.

 

 

 

 

Hubungi saya

emel ahmad.raihanah@gmail.com

Tel: 0122195919

Facebook: facebook.com/yourhealthpartner

Faedah & Kebaikan Energizing Soy Protein Shaklee

Kredit to Mommy Lyna

Hubungi saya ahmad.raihanah@gmail.com or mamahakim.wordpress.com orwww.facebook.com/yourhealthpartner for more info.

Promosi ESP Bulan Oktober SAHAJA.

Faedah & Kebaikan Energizing Soy Protein Shaklee

[size=1em]by MOMMY LYNA

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Energizing Soy Protein Shaklee telah diiktiraf di seluruh dunia dengan menjalankan kajian klinikal yang paling banyak ke atas produk dan  protein kualiti tinggi yang diperbuat daripada tumbuh-tumbuhan. Ia mengandungi hanya kacang soya non-GMO (tidak diubahsuai secara genetik)  yang diproses di bawah suhu rendah. Selain itu, setiap tin 1kg ESP berasal dari 30 kg kacang soya dan ia adalah booster tenaga segera yang boleh bertahan selama berjam-jam.
Energizing Soy Protein Shaklee mengandungi 22 jenis asid amino dan ia adalah satu-satunya produk di pasaran yang menyediakan 9 asid amino penting yang tidak boleh dihasilkan oleh badan manusia. Ia adalah sesuai untuk semua peringkat umur – tua atu muda.
Protein kacang soya adalah dua kali lebih dari daging, 4 kali lebih dari telur, 12 kali lebih dari  susu. Ia juga rendah lemak, rendah kolesterol dan mudah diserap oleh badan manusia.
Faedah Energizing Soy Protein Shaklee yang utama:
Kekal Muda – Asid Amino membina otot manusia, kuku, rambut, darah, organ, kulit, kelenjar, 50,000 jenis protein, 20,000 jenis enzim dan lain-lain. Pengambilan Energizing Soy Protein Shaklee adalah kunci untuk mengekalkan kulit muda dan otot serta memastikan kita sentiasa bertenaga.
Hormon Berasaskan Tumbuhan Semulajadi – kacang soya adalah tumbuhan yang hanya kaya dalam isoflavon yang sama dengan fungsi hormon wanita. Ia membantu dalam mengurangkan paras kolesterol dan mencegah osteoporosis dan penyakit jantung.
Memulihkan Fungsi Prostat Lelaki – genistein dalam kacang soya telah membuktikan bahawa ia mempunyai keupayaan untuk menghalang pertumbuhan dan mencegah sel kanser daripada merebak. Ia memusnahkan radikal bebas dalam sel-sel kita sebelum radikal bebas bermutasi DNA sel-sel menjadi sel-sel kanser. Ia juga menjaga rahim dan ovari, kitaran haid dan prostat.
Kulit berseri dan anjal – Merangsang regenerasi kulit dan otot, memulihkan kedutan, sebagai anti-penuaan, mengembalikan keserian kulit dan kelembutan-lembutan otot, sekali gus mempercepatkan pemulihan luka danmenghilangkan  parut.
Pemberi tenaga segera – Membekalkan tenaga segera dan meningkatkan sistem imun, dengan itu ia memulihkan keletihan, migrain, insomnia dan tekanan gejala yang berkaitan seperti kemurungan, kebimbangan, ketakutan, dll.
Memulihkan Pigmentasi – Melambatkan proses uban, rambut gugur, masalah keadaan rambut, pigmentasi, freckles.
Memperbaiki Memori – Menguatkan ingatan, kecergasan, keupayaan seksual, dan sebagainya.

http://www.healthyoates.com/2012/04/17/what-you-need-to-know-about-soy/

Maybe you have had some questions or concerns about soy protein. Perhaps you are frustrated and fed up with all the information out there.  I sure was.  I realize I may be treading on “thin ice” as this seems to be a controversial subject that people like to get heated over. I have no desire to start a debate or battle of words. I simply want to share a few thoughts on our own personal journey with choosing a protein for our family.  We knew that we do not get all of the amino acids daily from our food and thus it’s necessary to supplement our diets.  I don’t have all the answers, but all I know is, our family feels better, looks better, and is healthier than we’ve ever been since incorporating soy protein into our every day diets.

This was how I came to the conclusion of what was right for our family…I had to evaluate my decision a couple different ways.

1. Experience

2. Research

3. Testimonies (Real life stories of people who had used it and had life change!)

Experience has shown me that after 12 years on soy protein, I feel better than I have my at any other time in my life.  Experience also showed me that my brother-in-laws’ 38 cancerous tumors disappeared after being on soy protein and other supplements.

Which brings me to the second criteria…Research.  My brother-in-law didn’t use just any old soy protein from the store…and thank God!! That would’ve done him more harm than good!!!   Nearly all store bought soy proteins do not meet the 7 criteria below and thus are more harmful to your body than anything…totally defeating the purpose of you using them!  The only brand we trust when it comes to protein is Shaklee because we have personally seen how it’s radically changed our family’s health (from cancer, to migraineshealthy pregnancieshormone issues being regulated, to weight loss and better immunity).  My kids, who have been on Shaklee’s soy protein since they were 4-6 months old, have never been to a doctor a day in their lives….and they are now 9, 7 and 4.    So when I talk about, and am a proponent for, “soy protein” the only one I am talking about is Shaklee’s.  I wouldn’t touch any other because I know the stringent standards this company has and what they go through to ensure that all their protein is kept alive (like food) and has zero toxins, chemicals, or additives.  And none of the soy beans used are EVER Genetically Modified (GMO).

A lot of the “anti-soy research” (if you can call it research) comes from a “study” (if you can even call it a study!) years ago where so-called scientists injected lab rats with soy protein and they got cancer.  The PROBLEM (that they neglected to mention in their findings) was that they injected enough soy protein in the rats to equal you and I drinking 1 protein shake every 30 seconds for 24 hours!!! We would never in our right minds consume ANY food product (even broccoli) every 30 seconds for 24 hours!! We’d all have some serious issues! :)   No wonder they got cancer. It jacked up their whole immune and digestive system and turned the body on itself.  And the type of protein that they fed the rats was not natural, but GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) so it was toxic.  Thus, the big soy scare is not really a scare at all if you are using the RIGHT type of soy, which I only know of Shaklee producing.  There may be other companies out there that hold to the same standards Shaklee does of 350 quality control test on every ingredient every time, processing their soy to keep it alive rather than heating it, and washing it with water vs. alcohol, but I know of none.  And Dr. Shaklee started with the soy bean 56 years ago based on his research of what this super food does in the body (he too had cancer from radiation poising so what he was a proponent for came from personal use).  If it is still being used by the company 56 years later as the #1 seller AND they’ve invested nearly 350 million in research AND lives have been changed for the last 56 years, then I think I’ll trust their stance verses some wacko who does a study on rats (which Shaklee NEVER tests on animals…only what the products do in human bodies).

My rule of thumb with anything is “Try it. See how you feel. If you don’t feel better, get your money back.”  I don’t know all the answers, but all I know is, my brother in law’s 38 cancerous tumors disappeared after being on Shaklee soy heavily for a year and a half, I have n0 hormone issues after “upping” my intake of Shaklee soy, and my husband still has not grown “man boobs.” :)   Oh, yeah…I forgot to mention that’s another one of the arguments as to why NOT to use soy.   I’ve been waiting after the last 13 years of him using Shaklee soy to see them appear, but he has just gotten more sexy and ripped. So that one’s a fallacy too. :)

Stories and personal Testimonies were another big deal for me. As I started onShaklee’s soy protein back in my Division 1 soccer days, I immediately noticed a difference. And then I began to hear about hundreds of others who, over the years (56 to be exact) have seen huge life-change and dramatic results by adding this healthy protein into their diet.  The irony of this all is, soy has been given such a bad rap that some who need it the most due to health issues they have (i.e. cancer, thyroid issues, hormone imbalance) have been told by very loving and well-meaning practitioners to avoid it like the plague.  This actually makes me sad because I’ve seen first hand how it has helped to give people their lives back. Let’s face it…if you don’t have your health, what kind of life do you have?   We all want to feel better, live longer, and enjoy life to the fullest.  This was the quickest and simplest way to add something in on a daily basis that has radically changed my body and health.  I hope my journey will help some of you who are searching for answers to find what you’re looking for.  The 7 Criteria below helped me greatly in evaluating which protein to use for myself and my family.

Common Concerns About Soy

by Dr. Richard Brouse

Do soybeans cause cancer?

It is true that “overcooked” soy does contain “carcinogenic” compounds. When soy is extruded through high temperature, high-pressure steam nozzles to form what is called “textured vegetable protein – TVP for short”, this form of processing renders the soy “meat substitute” carcinogenic or cancer causing. TVP is what is used in soy dogs and soy burgers, and should be avoided.

What about roasted soybeans?

Whole soybeans are high in plant fat. If soybeans are roasted to eat as soy nuts, the heat alters the fat and makes it a trans-fatty acid, which causes both cancer and heart disease. As roasted soy nuts sit on the shelf or in the cupboard in storage, the oils are becoming more and more rancid and carcinogenic. AVOID roasted soybeans.

But I’ve heard that soy protein is hard on the kidneys!

Animal protein is much harder to digest than vegetable protein. Since many people have digestive difficulties, protein that is not thoroughly digested is very challenging to the kidneys. Powdered protein is in a predigested state, and the BEST protein source to choose! Protein is not the enemy – it is essential for life. It is true, however, that EXCESSIVE protein is hard on the kidneys, so if a person consumes more than 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily, AND does not consume adequate carbohydrates with it, this could cause kidney damage.

I have breast cancer, and I’ve been told I cannot have soy!

It is true that soy is a “phyto-estrogen” food, which means it contains substances that have hormone-like components. However, their estrogen strength is 1/1000th that of the body’s own stronger estrogens. Therefore, you want to load your digestive system with quality controlled raw soy powder, because these weaker estrogens will block the estrogen receptor sites from receiving your body’s own stronger estrogens and therefore be very protective against estrogen fed cancer.

ESSENTIAL SEVEN CHECKLISTS FOR A QUALITY SOY PRODUCT:

1) Were the soybeans ORGANICALLY GROWN?

Studies have shown decreased levels of food nutrients and increased levels of nitrates in chemically fertilized crops, when compared with their organic counterparts. There is a connection between the ingestion of nitrates & CANCER! Therefore, it is important to know that pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides have not been used during the growing process. In particular, with soybeans, since they are such a hearty plant, a powerful and DEADLY weed spray called Round Up is usually used. For your safety, you must know that your soy products are organically grown. [Shaklee soy is organically grown.]

2) Were the soybeans GENETICALLY ENGINEERED?

Genetically engineered soybeans are much cheaper to purchase, and most companies producing soy products look for ways to save money. [Shaklee soy is certified non-GMO (i.e., it is guaranteed to contain no genetically-modified organism.)]

3) Does your soybean powder contain ALL of the nineessential amino acids?

One of the most valuable features of the soybean is that it is a complete protein and provides ALL nine of the essential amino acids. The body requires these daily to produce hormones, digestive juices, antibodies, and enzymes. HOWEVER, not all soybeans are created equal. Quality and amino acid content will vary based on soil conditions, and variable growing and harvest conditions. If one essential amino acid is missing, the immune system can be depressed 30%, and many important body functions are delayed or stopped. Therefore, it is essential that each batch of soybeans be checked for amino acid content if we want to depend on the soy isolate to provide a GUARANTEED supply of the nine essential amino acids.  [Shaklee soy contains all nine essential amino acids.]

4) Were the crushed soy flakes washed in alcohol or water?

Alcohol washing destroys isoflavones content up to 88%! It is the isoflavones that reduce the risk of breast, prostate, lung, and bowel cancer!  It is also the isoflavones that are so beneficial in hormone-balancing and increasing bone mass.  [Shaklee soy is washed only in water.]

5) Was the “anti-thyroid”, “anti-growth” substance in the raw soy removed?

Asians, who have consumed large amounts of soy for years, have known that RAW soy contains an “anti-growth”, “anti-tyrosine” substance. Tyrosine deficiency will cause low blood pressure, low body temperature, and restless leg syndrome. Therefore, Asians always lightly cook their soy foods to deactivate the “anti-tyrosine/anti-growth” substance. Shaklee has designed an extracting process that removes this substance, yet keeps the soy in a raw form in order to maintain the HIGHEST LEVEL OF AMINO ACIDS and ISOFLAVONES, which are very sensitive to heat.  [Shaklee removes all pro-goitrogens from its soy.]

6) Is your soybean food RAW or heated?

Amino acids are very sensitive to heat. In some studies, cooking protein has been shown to destroy up to 50% of some ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS. If an individual consistently consumes a diet that is lacking in all of the essential amino acids, inadequate brain development and hormones, or other body tissue development can be the result. [Shaklee soy is raw.]

7) Has CALCIUM been added to your soy powder?

Some negative reports about soy say that soy powders are VERY ACIDIC and cause bone loss because it causes calcium to be drawn from the bones!!!! The raw soy bean is a NEUTRAL food–neither acidic or alkaline. However, the removal of the soybean oil (which is essential so the soy powder will not go rancid very quickly), makes the powder very acidic. Therefore, adequate calcium (which is very alkaline) must be added to cause the powder to be neutral again, or it can cause the above stated problem. Many protein powder manufacturers do not add any or enough calcium.  [Shaklee soy has added calcium for proper pH balance.]

About the Author:

Dr. Brouse is a widely recognized authority in the fields of nutrition and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. Dr. Brouse has a Master’s in Biochemistry and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition for 14 years and found the renowned Sunnyside Health Center in Clackamas, Oregon in 1977. Since that time many people throughout the world have regained a greater measure of health while following the recommendations of the clinic’s health professionals.