In this issue:
Living in the very,very now!
Changes at Maximum WellbeingIts been an exciting time through the first half of 2012 with loads of changes and improvements, and there is still more to come. Maximum Wellbeing has joined forces, so now, as well as being able to offer our full range of naturopathic services and products, we have a very talented life coach/healer on board.
Let me introduce Andy Pentecost. Andy has many years experience in healing and from travelling her own path to find vibrant health has become highly effective in everything from massage and Reiki to life coaching and psychic healing. I can guarantee, you will be impressed with any of the work she does for you.
We already have clients who have benefited from using a combination of our skills.
Often when Andy is working with you she will receive insights into what you need to know and has the skills to take you through the steps to release old, negative learning's and become super effective in your life. (we are updating the website and you will discover more about what she does soon)
Let us also take a moment to welcome all of Andy's newsletter recipients to Maximum Wellbeing, we hope you find the information in the newsletter interesting and helpful - if you have a particular topic you would like covered then please do let us know, these pages are written for you.
For those of you not too far away, I would highly recommend taking advantage of this months introductory offer that is featured at the bottom of the newsletter.
However, in the rush of daily life many of us may be consuming foods that are overtaxing this important organ, even though we don’t mean to. Keep reading to find out if any of these items have been on your menu lately, and which foods could help to counteract any unhealthy indulgences.
First a quick lesson on Liver Function
Physically the liver sits on the upper right side of the abdomen, just below the diaphragm. It’s the largest internal organ of the human body. Blood has to filter through the liver before it travels anywhere else in the body.
The role of the liver is to remove toxins from the body, process food nutrients, and help to regulate body metabolism.
“Without the liver, you can’t live,” said Leonard Seeff, M.D., senior scientist for hepatitis research at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases. “It’s the metabolic factory of the entire body.”
Five Foods Toxic to the Liver
Two of my favourite Liver support products from PRL are on special this month, if you prefer to take a capsule click here to order now or if you are up to a similar mixture in liquid form try this, Liver ND.
Here's to health and happiness!
Here is your invitation to meet "Major Change"Major Change is coming, and you are invited.
UNLOCK, UNBLOCK and LET GO!
Maximum Wellbeing is very excited to be involved with this workshop that has sooo much potential to "move mountains".Major Change is a unique opportunity to "find the true you" and will be happening next month in Tauranga. The format is a one evening + one day intensive seminar where you will be guided through processes to deal with those things that have blocked you from doing certain things in the past and continue to hold you back from the great things you desire and deserve.
Do something for yourself for a change, book now and join us next month.
Read more here
What about YouTube?
I hope this isn't too science nerd like, the understanding of vibration on all the various levels is fundamental if we are to create a positive shift in how we as a globally society interact. For me the fascination with frequencies/sound/vibration is all encompassing, after all, what I practice as a naturopath/healer is "vibrational medicine"
Hope you enjoy it :)
Products Highlights from www.maximumwellbeing.com
Douglas Laboratories Multi Probiotic 4000.
In practice I have used many different types of probiotics and all the major suppliers have their little specialties with patented formulas that are proven to be best in one way or another.
This product from Douglas Labs is a little beauty that has proven itself over time and delivers well.
Its shelf stable so doesn't need to be stored in the fridge and will go along way to restoring the gut flora so your immune system can stay in top form.
If you know someone who has used antibiotics recently and hasn't been right since, then this combination could be very beneficial for them.
Find out more by clicking hereHealth snippets(International News)
Probiotics Reduce Antibiotic Diarrhoea.
How often have I had someone come to me complaining of a "problem" after taking their prescribed antibiotics!? Way too often! The following articles will help explain.
By affecting good bacteria, as well as bad, antibiotics can disrupt the delicate microbial balance in the intestines, but the live microorganisms marketed as probiotics can help restore this balance to reduce diarrhea risk, a new review of the research suggests.
Supported by a federal grant, researchers from the nonprofit research and analysis group RAND Corporation pooled the best available research on probiotics and antibiotic-associated diarrhea, including the most recent studies.
They found that in people taking antibiotics, those who used probiotics were 42% less likely to develop diarrhea.Even with the latest research, the science showing that probiotic foods and supplements promote digestive health has not yet caught up to the hype, and many questions remain about their benefits, experts tell WebMD.
"The good news is that a lot of extremely high-quality research is going on now," says gastrointestinal disease researcher Eamonn Quigley, MD, of Ireland's University College Cork, who was not involved in the review.
"Up until now, most of the noise about probiotics has been generated by marketing, but it may soon be generated by the science."
Probiotics and GI Health
Global sales of probiotic foods has become a big business and supplements reached $21 billion in 2010 and were projected to reach $31 billion by 2015, according to one market analysis.
But which probiotics are best and in what quantities?
Sydne J. Newberry, PhD, of RAND's Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center, says this is not yet clear.
Newberry says none of the studies included in the analysis examined commercially available probiotic yogurts, and very few examined commercially marketed probiotic supplements.
Many types of bacteria or yeasts are considered to be probiotics, and commercially available supplements contain different combinations of these microorganisms.
"At this point the research doesn't say much about which microorganisms work best," she says.
"I'm afraid nothing in this review will help consumers choose which probiotic supplement to choose or which foods to eat," says David Bernstein, MD, who is chief of the division of hepatology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.
All agree that more study is needed to identify which microorganisms best benefit the gut.
"In high-risk patients -- which would include elderly people in nursing homes taking antibiotics -- it is probably not a bad idea to give a probiotic," Quigley says. "But if you ask me which one, I really couldn't tell you."Lucky for our readers, we have loads of experience on the topic and one of our preferred products has already been mentioned in this newsletter - read on to get to the special. And to any of you who have been following us for a while you will be very familiar with the great probiotic superfood from Miessence - also features as a special this month.
Food Sources for Probiotics
Even if there aren't recommendations on specific products, there are food as mentioned next that are excellent sources for probiotics:
Yogurt that contains live bacteria: Not all yogurts have these. Make sure the label says "live culture," "live bacteria," or "probiotic." Buttermilk and acidophilus milk. If it has anything other than milk and live culture listed as ingredients then forget about it and try one that doesn't have other "additives"
Effects of pesticides on Australian health
New findings reveal potential effects of pesticides on the health of Australians(and us too of course)
Scientists have discovered that pesticides regularly detected on Australian foods have been linked to possible problems with human endocrine function, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), learning and behavioural problems, lower IQ and possible increases in lymphoblastic leukemia in children. Of the 125 types of pesticide detected on the Australian fruit and vegetables surveyed, 45% are suspected endocrine disruptors, with 62% of detections related to suspected endocrine disrupting pesticides.Endocrine disruption occurs when a synthetic chemical is absorbed into the body and either mimics or blocks hormones and disrupts the body’s normal functions, causing hormone levels to alter, halt or stimulate production, which can change the way hormones travel through the body. A number of health issues can be related to endocrine disruption, including reproductive problems such as reduced fertility, male and female reproductive tract abnormalities, skewed male/female sex ratios, early puberty, brain and behaviour problems, impaired immune functions and various cancers. In addition, long-term exposure to pesticides through diet has been linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease.
The same old advice still holds true - where possible, eat organic!!
DEAL of the MONTH:
This month we are offering dollars off deals on all of the products featured, including Douglas Labs Multi-Probiotic 4000. Simply go to the page and take advantage of this months $$OFF.Order Douglas Labs Multi-Probiotic 4000 by Clicking Here
Order Miessence Inliven here
Yours in good health,
Gary Beck, Naturopath/Healer and Andy Pentecost, Healer/Coach