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What Do the Labels Mean?

You May be Surprised at the Definitions of The Words on Labels!

In order to be healthy, we must learn to read labels (if you don’t grow and make all your food from scratch). Since it is important to know what certain terms mean, here we go:

 Natural: means very little. Although it can’t include synthetic ingredients (colors, flavors), it can be heavily processed. This includes animals raised with antibiotics and growth hormones, and high fructose corn syrup (corn is natural, isn’t it?).

Fresh: means they are using ‘approved’ waxes or coatings, post harvest approved pesticides, applying mild chlorine or mild acid wash or ionizing radiation.

Organic (can mean 3 different things):

  • 100% organic = foods that don’t contain any non-organic ingredients;
  • organic—95% organic ingredients and the other 5 % do not contain growth hormones;
  • made with organic ingredients—foods with at least 70% organically produced ingredients (up to 30% non-organic)

Good Source of/Contains/Provides: food has at least 10 % of USDA’s recommended daily allowance

 High Source Of/Rich In/Excellent Source Of: food has at least 20% of USDA’s recommended daily allowance

Now you know. Garden fresh is still best, and you know exactly what has gone into it. We enjoyed our garden tomatoes for at least 6 weeks past the first frost.  They ripened on the vine in boxes in the garage.  When you grow it, then you know it!

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A Unique Treatment for Fibromyalgia: Jin Shin Jyutsu

A 71-year-old female presented three years ago with diagnosed Fibromyalgia in 1997 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1993. She had seen three previous Integrative Medicine physicians and was much improved on B6 and B12 shots and compounded thyroid hormone.

I placed her on intravenous vitamins and minerals with high dose vitamin C. She also received FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) treatments, which were designed to treat spinal cord injury, one of many causes of Fibromyalgia. Her depression improved and her pain diminished. She also wasn’t dropping things as much.

Up and Down, then Finally UP!

 Over the next three years she continued with an up and down course, partly because of other medical conditions—asthma, allergies, insomnia, migraines and adrenal fatigue. Three months ago we decided to try Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient energy art from Japan, similar to acupuncture but no needles. During each treatment, her husband learned where to place his hands so he could give treatments at home.

Since the three treatments in the office and 3 to 4 treatments each week at home, her energy level and vigor for life have improved to a new level.

We as human beings are both a physical and energetic body. There are 12 well designated flows that occur throughout the body over every 24 hour period, healing and cleansing our organs and body. There are hundreds of other flows that circulate in various places in the body. Injury, emotional trauma, toxins and poor nutrition can block the energy flows.

The hands act like jumper cables in this art, permitting the energy to overcome blockages and permit healing to take place. Clearing these energy flow lines can help everybody with their health issues, and offers an excellent option for all who have vague or difficult to diagnose and treat issues. Fibromyalgia is caused by many, many different possible sources. It always has “a” cause or trigger, but is often the result of multiple issues over many years. Jin Shin Juytsu is one of many treatment options.

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Healing Broken Foot Bones

A reader writes: Do you have a natural means of healing a broken foot, or at least helping the process along? It’s the Sesamoid bone of the left foot.

There are 2 sesamoid bones under the farthest part of the long bone of the foot’s big toe.  When strained or fractured, the sesamoid bones can cause pain in the first joint of the big toe. 
 It is important to realize that bone is live tissue.  It requires time and remodeling to heal.  Because it is hard to protect the fracture of the sesamoid bones with walking or running, it is easy to reinjure the damaged bones every day.  They need time to heal.  
 In addition to rest, the following ideas are useful:

1.  Do not use NSAID anti-inflammatory medications. They retard healing in all joints.

2.Use safer anti-inflammatory supplements like
MSM,

  • DMSO,
  • Boswelia,
  • capsaicin,
  • and quercetin

3.  Frequencies that accelerate bone repair are found in frequency generators like the FSM machine.

4.  Redox signaling molecules are part of the communication network that facilitates healing.  They can be found in ASEA, which can be taken by mouth, and Renu28 gel, which can be placed directly on the skin around the fracture (Please contact my office at 801-302-5397 if you would like to learn more about this).

5. Try to identify the movement that caused the initial fracture and initiate change to reduce the chance of it happening again.  Changes may include using different shoes, strengthening muscle groups to add support, or releasing tight muscles that put more strain on that part of the foot.

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Candida: Fun Song, Not So Fun Disease

A reader writes:

I am suffering from extreme diarrhea and itching due to candida. I am currently eating no sugar, taking Three Lac, eating yogurt. I am eating fruit. Is it contributing to my problem? What diet do you recommend for my current condition?

My response:

Extreme diarrhea and itching may be due to candida.  Assuming that is correct, these are my recommendations:

  1. No sugar and no fruit, as there is too much sugar in fruit.
  2. ThreeLac is an extremely potent probiotic; follow the guidelines it provides for maximum effectiveness.
  3. If the above is not yet helping, anti-fungals need to be used.
  • Herbals can be tried first, including caprylic acid, Pau D’Arco, and garlic
  • If the above doesn’t work, contact a physician who is familiar with Candida and can provide Diflucan and Nystatin by prescription
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Basic Supplements for Everyone

[spoiler alert: I’m giving you a BIG discount below!]

In order to be healthy and function optimally, the cells, tissue, and organs of the body must get the nutrients they need. First and foremost, this comes from eating nutritious food. However, because of

  • unique individual needs we each have, or
  • toxins in the body, or
  • damage to our body through the years, or
  • poor farming methods that do not keep vital nutrients in the soil and our food,

it is appropriate for everyone to take additional supplements to ‘supplement’ those nutrients.

Every body should be consuming a potent multivitamin.

Because calcium and magnesium take up so much room in a capsule or tablet, it is virtually impossible to take enough to supplement these important minerals. In typical supplements, calcium and magnesium are at low levels unless you take 4 to 6 per day of a multivitamin.

I recommend a multivitamin that has 500 mg of calcium and 500 mg of magnesium, in three tablets taken twice each day. My recommended multivitamin is also strong in B vitamins and vitamin C.

Essential fatty acids are not made in the body, so they must be ingested like vitamins. In fact, they are called ‘essential’ because the body cannot make them, just like vitamins are ‘vital’ to the body because the body does not make them either. I prefer flax seed oil to supply omega 3 oils because it contains the parent compound alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is needed in cell membranes in order for cells to function properly. ALA is broken down in the body into the downstream products EPA and DHA, which are found in fish oils. Unfortunately, fish oils do not contain ALA.

‘Vitamin’ D is technically not a vitamin because the body makes it. However, it does not make enough to give us the optimal protection with the immune system and other organ support we need. I recommend that everyone take up to 5000 IU daily, in addition to the small amount in the multivitamin. A blood level is easy to obtain and can tell you for sure if your body has enough or if it needs more.

I’ll be sending you information about different supplements and how they can be used to fortify your body against the onslaught of breakdown and disease.

For your convenience these are all available on my website, keystohealing.net. Just click on the supplement button above. You can order at a 20% discount through November 30, 2014. Just place the coupon code THANKS and the discount will be in your shopping cart checkout. We’ll be eager to ship you your top quality, highly potent vitamins!

To your dynamic health and energy,

Dr. Stan

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What Do Your Food Labels Mean?

You May be Surprised at the Definitions of These Words on Labels

 

In order to be healthy, we must learn to read labels if you don’t make food from scratch.  It is important that we know what certain terms mean, so here we go:

Natural–means very little.  Although it can’t include synthetic ingredients (colors, flavors), it can be heavily processed.  This includes animals raised with antibiotics and growth hormones, and high fructose corn syrup (corn is natural, isn’t it?).

Fresh—means they are using ‘approved’ waxes or coatings, post harvest approved pesticides, applying mild chlorine or mild acid wash or ionizing radiation.

Organic—100% organic = foods that don’t contain any non-organic ingredients;

Organic—95% organic ingredients and the other 5 % do not contain growth hormones;

Made with organic ingredients—foods with at least 70% organically produced ingredients (up to 30% non-organic)

Good Source of/Contains/Provides—food has at least 10 % of USDA’s recommended daily allowance

High Source Of/Rich In/Excellent Source Of—food that has at least 20% of USDA’s recommended daily allowance.

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One way to reduce soda consumption

Sara Bleich from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides an interesting insight into recognizing the partial impact of caloric intake and the amount of exercise needed to ‘burn’ those calories.  One can of coke equals 50 minutes of running.  When that information was placed before people where ordering of soft drinks took place, the amount of soft drinks ordered decreased.  Although she correctly points out that ‘a calorie is not a calorie,’ anything that changes the behavior of drinking soda pop is a good thing.  Just a reminder of the 5 things wrong with soda pop: 1) the sweetener, as bad as sugar is aspartame is worse 2) acid content (coke does make the best cleaner of chrome and grease spots) 3) phosphorus added so carbon dioxide (the fizz) does not become carbonic acid [unfortunately phosphorus is matched with calcium in the body, so the calcium is taken from the bones contributing to osteoporosis] 4) many sodas have caffeine, which is addictive, is a stimulant and is a diuretic 5) some people think drinking soda replaces the amount of water they need to drink (wrong).
For a more complete look at Sara Bleich’s insight and research, read the article by James Hamblin [The Atlantic].
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You should eat more fat

Here is another article (from mensjournal.com) with strong scientific support for what we have been saying for the last 20 years–low fat, high carb diets cause obesity and bad health.  There was none to little scientific support 50 years ago for the ‘recommendation’ (that became tradition and later law) that fat causes fat, and therefore should be avoided.  Multiple strong scientific studies (and the observational data is also strong) have gone against the ‘recommendation,’ but it still lingers on.
Because nutritionists follow the ‘party-line dogma,’ I would never hire a traditional nutritionist to counsel my patients.  They even teach the food pyramid as truth, when it is more lobbying and political than science.
Read the article and send it to your friends.
Dr. Gardner
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On Orange Juice

This is a fascinating article (from the New Atlantic)about the history of orange juice production in the U.S.  Anything in a can or box has most likely been processed, which means we have lost control of our ability to easily know how it was made, what was removed and what has been added back into the product.  If you juice your own oranges you will know exactly how it was made.  When you juice an orange, the fiber is separated from the juice, thus reducing its nutrient value.  Also, and glass of orange juice has the fructose content of several oranges, thus making it a sugar drink without fiber.  When you eat an orange you typically eat only one and eat the fiber with it.  Eating an orange is the best way to ingest oranges–orange juice is a ‘sugar drink.’