Monthly Archives: November 2013

The cause of many health problems.

If you are afraid of getting arthritis, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s irritable bowel, colitis, chronic pain, cancer, metabolic syndrome, stroke and mental problems, then pay attention!


All of these stem from an increase in inflammation in the body which can be caused by overdosing of antibiotics, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, too much alcohol, certain medications, poor dental hygiene and stress.  Your body basically misreads information and after the inflammation is through fixing the immediate problem it somehow thinks it can cure everything so never shuts off. This becomes chronic inflammation and is the root cause of many of our illnesses.


In addition to changing your lifestyle and trying to reduce stress, you can curb this inflammation response with some supplements. Our favorite is curcumin and for short periods of time, holy basil (long-term use has some warnings with it). Curcumin in addition to being an anti-inflammatory also exhibits antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties. But you have to get the right kind of curcumin as many forms are not easily absorbed into the bloodstream. We like brands with the Curcumin c-3 complex which has clinical trials to support its efficacy.  You can also investigate using tocotrienols (like a super vitamin E) which has shown to regulate inflammation markers and inhibited pro-inflammatory cytokines, and has been used in cases of inflammatory bowel disease.


Also good are any anti-oxidants that fight free radicals. We take a chewable wafer that contains NT factor which acts on the cellular level to fight free radical damage and get the cells healthy again so they don’t reproduce deformed offspring (a common process that accelerates aging). 

Some suggestions: V&C Energy Wafer (NT factor chews) and

Jiva curcumin/fermented soy capsules


Trouble absorbing food?

As we age our pancreas decides its working too hard and puts out less enzymes which are needed to just about every chemical reaction in our body. There are about 1300 different enzymes in the human cell and they team up with co-enzymes to form a multitude of different chemicals that enable our body to run and especially to digest food.

Metabolic enzymes are necessary for cellular function. Digestive enzymes produced mostly in the pancreas, are secreted along the digestive tract to break down food into nutrients and waste. Without them most of the nutrients in food wouldn’t get absorbed. Raw foods also provide enzymes, but mostly those are just to digest that particular food.

So, if our pancreas is falling down on the job what can we do? Supplements are the key. Amalyse breaks down starch and sugar, protease – proteins; lipase – fat; lactase – lactose from diary; cellulase – fiber; maltase and sucrose – sugar. Seventy percent of your immune system is in your gut and when the digestive system works well, it serves as a barrier to bacteria, viruses and pathogens – a great reason to take digestive enzymes. You can read more about enzymes in The Secrets of Staying Young  Best advice is to place a multi-enzyme supplement on the table and take one with most meals, but for a heavy meal, maybe two or three. You can find our recommendation at which is a plant-based combination. It is also essential that you give older pets enzymes too…. this is one we like.

In the end if you use enzymes when you eat any cooked food, you will most likely not have to reach for your antacid and the nutrients you absorb will hopefully keep you healthy for a long time.

JFK’s girlfriend tells all~

All the recent focus on the anniversary of the shooting of President Kennedy gave me reason to post this. One of our authors dated him before Jaqui and in her book tells a lot of revealing things.  A few are listed here but you might want to pick up a copy and read more.  From the recent press release:

Jayne Blodgett Murray tells the story of her life in her autobiography, The River’s Bend, and reveals and interesting side of the former President when she dated Congressman Jack Kennedy.

According to Jayne, “Long before Jack met Jacqui, I was introduced to him through a blind date. From then on rather than call, he most always sent telegrams to ask me out. It never occurred to me that Jack had the potential to be president of the United States because he never came across that way at all to me. Jack had about the biggest absentee record of anyone in Congress at that time, and didn’t like people who babbled – he was very impatient and I think it was because he must have been in pain a great deal of time.

In the book Jayne revels more about Jack that was very strange for instance why he got typhoid, how little ambition he had and how he never carried any money. “One of the reasons Jack and I got along so well was because we had both experienced being sick in our childhoods and had spent so much of the time reading. We could empathize with each other about being bedridden as young children. Jack was extremely thin and had a yellowish cast to his skin, which I attributed to the Atabrine he had to take for malaria.”

On one of Jayne’s many trips to the family compound in HyannisPort, Jack asked her to go horseback riding. This was fine except she hadn’t brought any pants with me so Jack loaned her a pair of his blue jeans. They were a little tight and during the ride she split them out so brought them home to sew them. They are still in her sewing pile!”

In her book Jayne continues with more memories about JFK, her attendance at the wedding to Jacqui and the Inauguration, and takes us back to a time without computers, when men still pulled chairs out for women, when Vietnam raged, JFK was shot, honeymoons on freighters were in and women emerged in the workplace. Renee Wahlen Tillema, editor of InSpire Magazine say in her review of The River’s Bend, “What a remarkable life! This book is hard to set down; I wanted to know what would happen next in this adventurous tale.”

Available in an e-reader format or paperback.