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The Skinny on Protein Supplements

Even if you are not an athlete building muscle, you still may need a protein supplement. Vegetarians are always looking for a non-animal protein and some supplements have emerged to fit in that criteria.

Hemp protein is loaded with omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids which for the aging population is necessary to guard against cardiovascular problems. 65% of hemp’s protein comes from globular protein edestin which is easily digested and absorbed. And it is not a controversial form of marijuana!  Peas are not normally considered a source of protein but sourced from yellow peas, pea protein is a great alternative to animal based protein. It has a mild taste and is gaining popularity among vegetarians. Soy protein is a great source but beware. If the soy is not fermented you may be unable to digest it and thereby release some toxins. This is the reason doctors warn against consuming soy if you are prone to cancer. On the other hand, fermented soy actually protects against cancer because the fermentation changes the digestibility and absorption thereby releasing the good cancer fighting components. Spirulina is a great veggie source of protein. As a super food it is approximately 65-71% complete protein and 85-95% digestible. Its amino acids are almost instantaneously absorbed by the body.

For those who can tolerate animal protein Whey is definitely the leader. It contains high biological value and is high in branch chain amino acids while being quickly absorbed. It comes in a whey concentrate or a whey isolate (which is slightly more potent).  Eggs have been known for their high protein content but many can’t tolerate eggs and many times doctors recommend against eggs for cardiovascular reasons. Milk proteins contain casein and whey and are loaded with amino acids. This type of protein is usually found in protein blend formulas. If you find one that is strictly casein, don’t expect instant absorption. It takes the body 5-7 hours to break down and utilize casein, but is valuable if you take it in the evening and let your body get proteinized while you sleep.

Protein powders are good supplements, especially if you like me, don’t eat red meat or drink milk. If you are interested in a good fermented soy powder that also has medicinal mushrooms and curcumin in it click here 

*excerpted in part from “The Wonderful World of Protein” by Mark Becker. Vitamin Retailer magazine June 2018.

 

 

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How does fiber help prevent cancer?

Fiber is the super sponge in the body. When the liver processes carcinogenic toxins out of the blood they end up in the gut. In order to completely eliminate them from the body, something in the gut must absorb them. Enter: fiber!

If you eat sugar, white rice and starchy carbs you will not be able to facilitate this absorption. No sponges will be available to bind up the toxins which will then be reabsorbed. This means they will end up in circulation all over again doubling your carcinogenic exposure. Increased fiber can intercede and help remove them properly.

Fruit is a great fiber food with raspberries and pears being at the top of the list. Or you can add whole wheat pasta, barley, bran flakes and oats to your diet. Split peas, lentils and black beans are chock full of fiber as are artichokes and broccoli. Almonds are a high fiber nut and Two tablespoons of flaxseed provide about six grams of fiber and opposed to 1/4 cup of black beans to get the same amountWomen should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.

To facilitate a better working liver to help process those carcinogens out, you can take a potent curcumin supplement and also use milk thistle which also helps suppress the growth of blood vessels that feed cancer tumors.

For a good cancer preventive supplement that includes curcumin and medicinal mushrooms visit www.jivasupplements.org 

Ten Days to a Longer Life workshop coming soon.

happyseniorEDITWe are finished creating our online workshop Ten Days to a Longer Life. We now need to create the videos for your viewing. Just to give you and idea of the subject matter: Modules on 1.Why we Age 2. Mind over Body 3. Longevity Foods 4. Foods that Derail Longevity. 5. Digestion. 6. Food Intolerance.  7. Basic Longevity Supplements. 8. Joint Problems & Arthritis 9. Stress and Sleep. and several bonus modules including Gluten-free Recipes and an intro module where we tell you our stories and how we treated our symptoms naturally.

If you are on our announcement list, stay tuned for the release date. If not, please download our free ebook Think and Feel Younger and that will put you on the list. http://youngerebook.gr8.com

-Nina Anderson, C.N.L.P., S.P.N., author of 18 books on natural health                     -Suzel Cable, Certified Nutrition Coach

 

 

Which kind of soy is good for you?

questionSoybeans were originally grown as a cover crop to be turned into the soil as fertilizer. Somewhere along the line someone got the idea to make it into feed for animals and than somewhere further down the line someone decided it was good for people. But soybeans have an enzyme inhibitor that prevents them from being digested properly. Babies fed soy formula cry because of the gas it creates in their tummies. This soy, because it is unable to be broken down in the body, can affect the hormone regulation and many physicians warn that it can contribute to breast cancer. The soy protein isolates in foods such as tofu, soymilk and edamame have potentially anti-nutritive value due to their high phyate and oxalic acid levels.

 

But, there is a good side of soy too. When the soybean is fermented or sprouted this enzyme inhibitor disappears and thus the soy can be digested  allowing nutritive bioavailability without the possible ill effects of the uncultured soybean. It displays characteristics of a selective estrogen receptor (ER) modulator (SERM) rather than an estrogen  (Pike et al. 1999). What this means is that the beneficial isoflavone precursors (know to be used in cancer treatment) can be converted to their active forms, genestein and diadzein. However, genistein, with few exceptions, is not a major isoflavone of most soy foods and products consumed in Western countries, unless these have undergone fermentation, as in traditional foods such as tempeh, natto, and to some extent miso (Coward et al. 1993). 

 

Soybeans are rich in nitrogen, polysaccharides, selenium, zinc, vitamin Bs, D2, E and K1, but this are less available unless the bean is sprouted or fermented.  In addition to the nutritive value, fermented soy is a great source of protein that is lactose-free and vegan. With bodybuilders, dieters and health conscious individuals looking for a good meal replacement, a fermented soy product with added curcumin as an anti-inflammatory should be considered. Not only will you be getting a nutritious meal substitute, but you will be ingesting the disease fighting benefits of the isoflavones. So next time you go looking for a soy product make sure it is fermented or sprouted.

 

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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) http://bit.ly/1eGpGsf and

Jiva curcumin/fermented soy capsules http://bit.ly/1buUsWj

Helpers to reduce bone loss

Bone loss in menopausal and post-menopausal women is a great concern. We have been told to take calcium, but what kind… the controversy still rages. The big question is whatever kind of calcium you take, will it get absorbed? To do this you need co-factors like vitamin K-2. Without this form of vitamin K calcium cannot be properly metabolized and could cause cardiovascular problems.  An NIH study confirmed that calcium only (1000 mg/day) showed an increase in heart disease death, primarily in men. Magnesium is also needed because it  helps protect your bone health, according to MayoClinic.com. About half of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones. As the magnesium level decreases in bone, bone crystals become large, brittle and more likely to fracture. The Linus Pauling Institute notes that inadequate magnesium levels in blood serum result in low serum calcium levels; impaired hormone action; and interference with the effects of vitamin D, which can increase bone loss. Several studies suggest that magnesium supplementation may improve bone mineral density

 

Vitamin D is also necessary, in the D3 form helps regulate the minerals calcium and phosphorus in the body, promoting the absorption of calcium and helping prevent bone loss. Vitamin E tocotrienols are effective for bone resorption and inhibit osteoclast formation (large multinucleate cells that tear down bone). Some tests have shown that flaxseed oil as a fat source increases bone density because of the Alpha Linolenic Acid in the oil which also inhibits the activity of the osteoclasts and supports the osteoblasts (build bone). Fermented soy isoflavones also increase bone density by providing weak estrogenic effects on the bone since bone health is directly associated with lowering hormone levels.

 

The anti-inflammatory effect of curcumin can also help as high levels of C-Reactive Protein (a marker of inflammation) may be related to bone loss.  Collagen is a binding site for bone-health minerals and is critical to increasing bone mass. Nutrients that help in collagen production include vitamin C, D3 and those that block the anti-collagen amino acid such as vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid.  Another needed supplement is silica which keeps the bone-building process running smoothly bringing more calcium to the bone, allowing less to leach away from the bones and keeping the whole system balanced.

 

With this information you may be able to formulate a good program of supplements to avoid bone loss. For more information go to www.wh0lefoodsmagazine.com and search for the article “Women’s Health Update” by Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner

Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D3, K2, Silica and Fermented soy sold on www.foreveryoungcooperative.com

Cancer free without chemo

One of our authors developed breast cancer a year ago and while in her 80s decided not to go traditional. She took an estrogen blocker drug and fermented soy with curcumin plus other supplements, gave up sugar, wine and ate organic. She got a clean bill of health after a year. Watch her story… and check out the product at the end…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYR34TXNRtE

Jayne at a recent book signing for her autobiography: The River’s Bend:

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Does your wrist hurt?

There are quite a lot of symptoms common to us all when it comes to wrist joint pain.  Knowing its causes is the first step to finding relief.  With wrist pain, the first thing you’ll experience is a shooting or burning pain in the areas close to or inside your wrist. Often you’ll also have a sense of numbness which will grow worse as the day goes on.  It starts as an annoying tingling sensation that is uncomfortable at first and excruciating later on. 

There are a number of causes for wrist joint pain.  Pain is subject to hand-wrist orientation.  It can occur in specific hand-wrist positions while not at all in other positions.  Either way this pain can cause the loss of strength making the grasping of everyday objects a major chore. Some but not all sufferers will experience wrist joint swelling as well.  When that happens you’ll really want to have access to a quick acting relief solution, such as a pain cream that also treats the inflammation which is causing the swelling. Taking an anti-inflammatory such as curcumin or holy basil can help reduce the swelling (http://www.foreveryoungcooperative.com). 

There are many common repetitive activities that are known to affect the wrist and cause wrist damage and its joint pain. The number one cause is our many hours of typing on a computer keyboard.  Doing that for long periods of time, without a break, exacerbates this condition.  Other known work related causes happen in the construction industry because workers who regularly handle and use vibrating tools. Athletic activities such as playing handball and tennis will also bring about wrist suffering and its related painful conditions. Doctors call this condition Carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition can happen to anyone regardless of your general health, life style, gender, origins, ethnic derivation or your age. 

Chronic wrist joint pain could be caused by other connective tissue diseases to.  Many times it comes about from predisposition towards arthritis or rheumatism.  Other times wrist joint pain results months or years later after suffering from a hand and wrist injury.  Work or play related physical trauma often leaves deep-seated, yet not easily visible bruising on your wrist often from just a minor injury. You cannot risk sustaining any painful injury without proper medical care because you’re never sure of the extent of the injury by just the pain you feel.  It’s always a good idea and very important practice, that you see a doctor after any trauma to the delicate bones in your wrist. 

Simple quick ways to deal with and treating wrist joint pain is easily found in your kitchen or medicine cabinet.  Using either an ice-cube pack or pain relief gel can offer a quick and temporary answer until you can look into better ways to make yourself well. Applying a topical cream with cetyl-myristoleate, glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM will give relief in many cases (http://www.jointmedic.com).

Protocol to reduce cholesterol

Our protocol to reduce cholesterol includes taking all of these supplements. We have listed them in order of effectiveness from our observation with people who have taken them. This does not mean you shouldn’t be under a Doctor’s care if you have high cholesterol, but we offer it as a start for further research to find what works for you.

YES EFAs, Sytrinol, Artichoke Herb, Niacin, Lysine, Proline, Curcumin, Holy Basil, Green Tea, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Nattokinase, Garlic extract, NAC, Vitamin B12, CoQ10, CamuCamu, Lecithin, Pancreatin enzymes, Resveratrol, Hawthorne extract, Del Immune V.

Kristine can discuss this with you or you can read more about some of them on our ForeverYoungCooperative website listed in the links.  As with any supplement please know that not everything works on everyone and you should talk to a professional before starting any program.

A natural anti-inflammatory

Curcumin is a component of turmeric that possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is effective as an anti-inflammatory because it regulates nitric oxide in our bodies which can be elevated by levels of radiation or tissue damage. Nitric oxide can run rampant throughout the body and be the catalyst in many inflammatory-induced illnesses. Curcumin is now being used to help Rheumatoid arthritis to reduce the inflammation of joints; Alzheimer’s, where it regulates the amyloid beta plaque before it gets out of control which is considered the hallmark of the disease; Diabetes, where in laboratory tests curcumin has been shown to improve rat’s blood sugar levels; Heart disease, by supporting the good cholesterol (HDL) and has helped lowered the bad cholesterol levels in clinical trials. For information on a curcumin and fermented soy supplement check out the link on the blogroll menu: ForeverYoungCooperative.com.