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In this issue:
  • Toxic Babies!
  • Hoki Mai! Fish oil with a difference.
  • More info/products on the Website -
  • Health snippets - Monsanto and the boys up to more tricks
  • Special January offer

Safety data sheets - what about the babys?

Today I received a newsletter from one of our suppliers of various brands of products, within this was information about a New Zealand brand of products targeted for babies and pregnant Mum's. As I looked through the information and read what this company was doing I felt proud that a NZ company had taken the initiative and were producing totally safe "natural" products.

You may have guessed what comes next - of course I had a look at their website to find out what the products were using, this is when I realised we had yet another company using slick marketing and compromises along the way.

There were lines like this "...has taken out the ‘nasties’ and replaced them with vitamin and omega rich ingredients to nourish and soothe the skin."
And ".....Research now shows that up to 60% of all skincare is absorbed into the bloodstream and may reach your developing baby. That includes potentially harmful synthetic chemicals used in many over-the-counter skin and body care products..... during pregnancy, research now shows that it is just as important to only use safe skin care during pregnany.

When it comes to the delicate skin of your baby, it is even more important to use only those products that are gentle and nurturing.

Babies and small children are far more sensitive to their environment than adults and even tiny amounts of synthetic chemicals can spark off allergic reactions. Your baby’s skin is also much thinner than adults and therefore is significantly more permeable, so it makes good sense for you to consider what you put on your baby’s skin to ensure they have a toxin free start to life..."

Doesn't this sound great? Well, yes, but when I looked at the ingredients this is when I see that once again Miessence is in a class of its own.

Almost a year ago ONEgrp introduced to the market the "real" mother and baby range. A handful of products that walk the talk and you can feel totally confident with. Part of the reason for the development of these products was the disturbing research showing that new born babies were already harbouring a range of toxic chemicals - before they are even out of the womb they have been exposed to chemicals that have known detrimental effects.

If you would like an info sheet on some of this research please click here.



Many of you will know of the benefits of essential fatty acids, and in particular fish oils.
Now we can proudly announce that there is a New Zealand product that is making waves when it comes to high quality fish oil supplementation.

Please click here for a copy of the important landmark study in 1999 by Horrocks and Young entitled: "The Health Benefits of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)"

The product I refer to is HokiMega3, many Omega 3 products offered have had their DHA levels "boosted", unlike HokiMega3, which naturally contains very high levels of DHA.

HokiMega3 is very high in DHA naturally.

One serve of HokiMega3 (two capsules) contains an amazing 540mg of DHA and 160mg of EPA.
Most Omega supplements sold in NZ are what we call the "18/12 Omega3" supplements in the nutritional business.

These are often budget products with oil blends of pelargic (fish) species such as sardines, mackerel and anchovies, and many smaller batches are potentially sourced from small manufacturers (several hundred world-wide) of which we have little control over their methods of fishing, processing, oil extraction, storage and shipping.

To identify an 18/12, simply look for the following on the label: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA ) 180mg. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 120mg.

Why is DHA better than EPA?
Reason # 1: Your brain is powered by DHA. Did you know that over half of the human brain's weight is made up of fats? Moreover, did you know that half of that fat is specifically the DHA omega 3 fats? DHA is taken up by the brain in preference to any other kind of fat, including EPA fatty acids. Are you using an Omega3 with less than the highest grade of DHA?

Reason # 2: Even though we all definitely need EPA, excess DHA can be "retro" converted readily into EPA when the body needs it. Chemically, this is a very simple process whereby DHA sheds two carbon bonds and it then becomes EPA. Adding two carbon bonds for EPA to become DHA is not so easy. Thus, excess EPA can't make up for a lack of DHA omega 3. So why supply a high EPA supplement? It is the high DHA that you will get your benefit from.

HokiMega3 – The Health Benefits
HokiMega 3 Fish Oil capsules containing DHA / EPA ester concentrate is refined from Hoki fish which are a cold water species native only to New Zealand's pristine southern oceans. the Hoki is caught under the NZ Fisheries strict quota management system.

These fish have a naturally high level of DHA, (Docosahexaenoic Acid), this is enhanced by low-temperature molecular-thin film distillation to produce a level of Omega 3 over 40% with a DHA level over 25%.

Many studies have been conducted on the benefits of high DHA containing Omega 3, here is a summary:

  •   Allergies
  •   Arthritis and gout
  •   Brain function,( ADHD, Alzheimer's and depression)
  •   Cancer
  •   Cardiovascular function
  •   Diabetes
  •   Immune system and cancer
  •   Improved I.Q. in children
  •   Inflammatory bowel disease
  •   Pregnancy and lactation
  •   PMS and menopause
  •   Skin disorders and skin health

Benefits more in depth (Please refer to the Horrocks and Yeo study for much more detailed information)

  • The Heart & Circulation: A good product for the prevention of stroke, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), hypertension (high blood pressure), hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels) – helps to prevent abnormal blood clotting.
  • The Brain: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, memory/learning disabilities, good for behavioural and learning problems in children, depression, multiple sclerosis, post-partum depression.
  • Pregnancy and lactation: HokiMega3 is an excellent choice for the pregnant women due to the importance of DHA for brain. There is much more on this topic in the Horrocks & Yeo paper.
  • The Eye: HokiMega3 is an excellent choice for those with macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.
  • The Immune System: May assist in treating and preventing many immune related diseases, for the prevention of prostate, colon and breast cancer. Inhibits inflammation, may increase healing response after surgery. Helpful in preventing bronchitis, emphysema and asthma.
  • The Musculoskeletal system: Rheumatoid and osteo arthritis, for the prevention of osteoporosis, may help to increase lean muscle mass.
  • The Skin & nails: Useful to use in all cases of eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, soft, brittle or flaking nails.
  • Diabetes: Diabetes patients can benefit significantly with HokiMega3 supplementation; helps increase good cholesterol (HDL) levels, and decreases levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), prevents insulin resistance, facilitates weight-loss in obese patients (due to its ability to induce thermogenesis (the burning of fat). Good product in diabetic neuropathy (pins/needles, circulation problems in hands/feet & eyes.

So when you are needing to top up on your fish oils, let us know and start on this great NZ product, HokiMega3.


The HokiMega3 is one of 2 new products we have been using over the last six months. The brand is Naturopaths Own, and presently offer two products most of us could and perhaps should be using, they are the unique NZ Hoki fish oil and a wonderfully pure Vitamin C powder called Daily C. These two products are great quality and only available through your health practitioner.

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See our April Special for a great introductory deal on these two products.

Health snippets(International News)

Organics CAN feed Africa.

Organic farming offers Africa the best chance of breaking the long inherent cycle of poverty and malnutrition, a major study by the UN Environment Programme concludes.

The research showed that small scale organic farming can deliver the increased yields that were thought to be the preserve of high-tech, industrial farming - average crop yields in the organic farms studied increased by 79%. In addition, 93% of case studies reported benefits to soil fertility, water supply, flood control and biodiversity.

Just shows again - we have the technology - Go Organic!


We better be careful - the pressure is on AGAIN!

We decided to get this newsletter out early(well, we tried!) - while the issue highlighted below is relating to whats happening in the USA it impacts on all of us indirectly.
If Monsanto is successful in wiping out organics in the USA, do you think they will stop there?
This is important and should concern all of us especially if you enjoy your own gardening or buying organic food. As has happened in the past, when this type of issue is introduced in the USA, then it will probably be implemented on a global scale very shortly...

Subject:  House and Senate bills to kill all organic farms (FAST track bills in  2 weeks) There are 2 bills that are being introduced and both cover such a BROAD area it is difficult to see any way out of the controls if passed.

Have a look at this video on the subject:

For more detailed information on the subject:

Food Safety Modernization Act (HR 875):  Criminalization of Organic Farms

Bills are:
House  H.R. 875

Senate   S 425


Order either the HokiMega3 OR Daily C powder and we will give you a 10% discount OR order a twin pack of one of each and we will take off 15%.
We feel like you all deserve an extra lift so this month for those who order the twin pack we will even throw in a FREE Miessence Jaffa Lip balm - thats' valued at $10 - organic food for soft ,kissable lips.

If you would like to take advantage of this months offer please reply now Click here without delay.

Thanks again for being with us,

Yours in good health, 

Susanne & Gary

PS: Thanks again for your continued support and don't forget to forward the newsletter onto anyone who may find it of interest, take care S & G  :)

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