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Hello Dear Friends,

In this issue:
  • Artificial sweeteners and What are those red spots?
  • Products highlights from the Website -
  • Health snippets - From around the world.
  • November Deal

Healing Word.
If you want to get over Illness...
Change the 'I' to 'We'. then...
Illness becomes Wellness.


Artificial sweeteners - in or out!

There has been a load of material written and spoken about Artificial Sweeteners over the years, in fact over many years so lets get something straight.
As with anything it is important to keep off the conspiracy bandwagons, so if you really want to know what is going on out there spend the time and do your own research!

So do your own research, and even share that with us, but I have a concern most popular, fat reduced and sugar free foods are loaded with a host of dangerous alternatives, let nature do it, she knows best.
There are a few safe sweeteners, as an example Stevia is available from reputable health food shops...

This is the Important stuff!
Artificial sweeteners are repeatedly linked to weight GAIN, not weight loss. In fact, in one study those who used artificial sweeteners experienced a 500% increase in belly fat stores, while the group who used no artificial sweeteners experienced no weight gain at all. I think you will agree that is not statistically insignificant!

Organic unrefined sugar is better for you than synthetic sugars. A favourite of some of the longevity gurus around would suggest maple syrup if you need to sweeten something.

Peer reviewed research shows a very strong correlation between the use of artificial sweeteners and the incidence of:
  • blood related cancers
  • thyroid disease
  • risk of brain tumors
  • and much more.......
Artificial sweeteners are NOT natural and do not occur in nature; therefore, our bodies are not naturally equipped to deal with them.
To avoid the fat gain, and health effects of artificial sweeteners, avoid all:
  • drinks that are promoted as "Zero" or sugar free, they have the potential to alter brain chemistry in a disastrous way
  • so called sugar free or "diabetic" sweets or preserves, just don't do it!
  • protein supplements that contain aspartame, sucralose, or saccharine in its list of ingredients
  • Corn Syrup or Fructose.
If you have to add a sweetener to your coffee then try the real thing, organic unrefined sugar or stevia... be careful with the quantities of stevia as weight for weight it is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar - a little goes a long way.
And if you want more information - do your own research. Dr Mercola wrote a book some years ago called Sweet Deception.

Here is a video with Dr Mercola that summarises some of the risks and his research for the book.

Click Here to watch the video

As an interesting related point, for many of us sugar cravings can be a direct symptom of a deficiency of the mineral Chromium and as a result supplementing with Chromium can eliminate "sugar cravings".
Find out more about Chromium by clicking here

Little red spots/dots

I had a customer recently who asked me about small red spots that had recently "popped up' out of nowhere. What are they and why do they occur?
I suggested I would so a little research, I had my theories but wanted to see what was understood about these red dots/spots in the literature.

It seems they are known as Cherry Angioma: The term angioma describes harmless skin growths just below the actual superficial skin. As the name implies, they are cherry reddish in colour and customarily occur in us older adults. They’re harmless skin abnormal growths and hence men and women tend to disregard them.

There is very little known about the cause(s) of them, however I speculate (as do many other scientists and doctors, who are conducting research) that there is a direct connection with the presence of angioma and liver damage.

Generally they are tiny capillaries that break and it's just part of the natural aging process of our skin. If they are in large numbers and are bigger than 1mm and have halos around them then you should probably consult with your doctor. But if they aren't just relax, if we all took off to inspect our bodies thoroughly with a magnifying glass we would most likely find some.

angioma cherryCherry angiomas are also known as Campbell De Morgan spots or Senile angiomas. They are the most common kind of angioma. They are called Campbell de Morgan spots after the nineteenth-century British surgeon Campbell De Morgan, who first noted and described them.

Upon looking into differing understandings of the cause for cherry angiomas there were a couple of articles that made the following suggestions.

The Real Cause?
According to the research conducted by Drs. A. D. Cohena, E. Cagnanob, and D. A. Vardya,Cherry angiomas are caused by bromine poisoning. Bromine?
It seems "Mysterious red moles" appeared on researchers' bodies after working for extended periods of time with brominated compounds.

Bromine is a halogen and is stored in the fat tissues. It
has inhibitory effects on the central nervous system, and bromide salts were once a major medical sedative, before being replaced by shorter-acting drugs. They retain niche uses as anti-epileptics and is a known disruptor which prevents the absorption of iodine in the body. Iodine is of course a vital element, most well known for its important association with the Thyroid gland.

With the presence of the Bromine toxicity, the body attempts to move the toxin away from vital body organs storing it in fat tissues and in the skin where it resides as "red dots."

Bromine poisoning symptoms may be any or all of the following:

  •     Twitching - eyelid or feet with tingling in hands or feet
  •     Emotions may include gloom, depression, overly emotional, anxiety for no reason, irritability
  •     Tongue or mouth sores, broken corner of mouth, odd swallowing sensation, or dry mouth
  •     Body odor or foul urine smell
  •     Brain fog and lethargy
  •     Headache, sinus problems
  •     Metallic taste in mouth or dry mouth
  •     Aching hips or legs
  •     Uretheral spasm causing frequent urination not related to an infection, kidney pain
  •     Changes in vision
  •     Constipation or diarrhea

Some products which contain bromine are:

  •     Brominated flour also called "Enriched Flour"
  •     Brominated vegetables
  •     Asthma inhalers
  •     New furniture, carpeting, bedding, cars
  •     Fire retardants especially in children's clothing
  •     Electronics
  •     Toys
  •     Cosmetics
  •     Hair permanents and colouring

Additional products containing polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs)can be found at The Environmental Working Group.

And then Copper?
Another area of work shows theses red dots may be caused by high estrogen and high copper alongside a congested liver. The following is a quote from some of the research:
"since copper and estrogen levels rise and fall together and when your liver is congested with excess copper or other reasons like adrenal fatigue causing low ceruloplasmin, the liver cannot clear the excess estrogen and these angiomas form as a side effect. I started getting them 3 years ago, the same time as copper overload symptoms in retrospect."

"In Chinese medicine, the appearance of cherry angiomas, which appear as red spots on the abdomen and/or back is a sign of estrogen dominance. A handful aren’t an issue, however, a concentrated number of spots in a small area is of concern."
"Estrogen typically increases during pregnancy and/or when a person's liver is not functioning properly."

It seems I could keep digging, but my hunch is that there are a couple of main possibilities and when I had the chance to test the customer mentioned earlier, the remedy that tested beneficial for her was our real "natural vitamin C".

So whether it is Bromine or copper, the net result will be similar, and that is, the body will be depleted of Vitamin C, and when this happens there is a considerable chance that blood vessels - both veins and arteries - can become weakened.

Fruit 4  027Bioflavonoids, which occur with "ascorbic acid" in nature, is one of the most effective things we can include in our diet to strengthen the walls of our vascular system. If you bruise easily or have varicose veins, you probably need more bioflavonoids in your diet - and the description of the angioma - burst capillaries - is like a little aneurysm. Aneurysm's are more likely to occur when copper toxicity is in the picture as well, showing again the link to Vitamin C. The liver is implicated due to its role in cleaning the blood and if the Liver is slow in this process additional pressure will be put on our arterial walls. Is it starting to make sense?

If you have had an interesting experience or understanding of Cherry Angiomas? Share it with us so we can all learn more. If you suspect copper or bromine toxicity may be an issue for you, our suggestion is to have a full hair tissue mineral analysis done to determine levels and work out a programme to eliminate the problem.

In the mean time look after your liver and start on all the Vitamin C rich fresh foods that you can get your hands on.

Whats Coming Up?
This is where we keep you updated on courses run by Maximum Wellbeing as well as shows we may be attending in your region.

Monday Meditations. We have begun a weekly meditation group. Anyone is invited to join with us on Monday evening at 7.30pm for an hour of meditation and reflection. Please let us know beforehand if you are coming - and bring a cushion to sit on.
Phone Andy or Gary on 07-3436909 to confirm a place.

When you have a group of friends gathered for a special occasion to celebrate an engagement, hens night or for any reason, Andy can come along and do readings for everyone in the group.  This can be done as a group or a room can be designated and each person gets a confidential 15 minute reading.  It can be a lot of fun for all involved.  Minimum of 4 people and Maximum of 8 -10 people. Call Andy at the office to find out more, (07) 343 6909.

What about YouTube?

Youtube1.jpg Here is a video with some great words of encouragement to get you through each week.



Products Highlights from

SPECIAL ONLY UNTIL 16 NOVEMBER, 2012. Clairvoyant Readings
Pay for a 30 minute reading and get 45 minutes
Pay for a 1 hour reading and get 1 hour 15 minutes
Phone Andy at the clinic to take advantage of this offer.


While not a product highlight, its a webinar thats coming up, all are invited to log on.

If you've ever had questions about the Miessence products, the certified organic ingredients and the benefits of the fresh botanicals - then this is the perfect opportunity.

In this webinar, Narelle explains how to use the Miessence Vitality Pack to give yourself a healthy and safe detox to have you feeling your best for Christmas.

To take part just log into the webinar room - Click on this link
And while we are talking about Miessence please have a look below in the health Snippets/News.

And from now until the end of Novemeber you have the opportunity to become a lifestyle member with Miessence by ordering just $100 worth of products - it is usually $150 to become a lifestyle member. What are the benefits of doing this? You will receive a 20% discount on all subsequent Miessence orders - for life!

here it is

Premier Vitamin C: There really is NO comparison to a synthetically produced Vitamin C and the real stuff that comes straight from nature, they are simply not the same thing. Click here to read a little more.

Health snippets(International News)

As a new initiative from Miessence, a percentage of each sale(sales made direct through our Miessence website) during October and November will be donated to the Oxfam international aid agency for the life saving work they do in getting clean drinking water, effective sanitation and hygiene education out to people in the world who are most in need.

The Miessence ethos of being of service to others is behind a brand new program for 2013, the Miessence Foundation.

The Miessence Foundation will be officially launched in February 2013 with all the details on how we can help you be of service to your community.

Miessence Price Rise.
Its just one of those things, and it has been a long while since any Miessence price changes. To help cover the costs of bringing you the world's best certified organic products to your door, we regret to announce a price rise.

The rise occurs as a result of annual CPI increases, significant upward movement of freight and raw material costs as well as funding our new community grants program Miessence Foundation.

From January 1 2013, there will be a small 4% price rise for the following countries:

    New Zealand
    United States
    United Kingdom
    Hong Kong

Also over the past few years, the costs of freight and distribution in other territories have risen sharply.
Unfortunately Miessence is no longer able to absorb these increased costs and sadly we announce a 40% price rise in the freight charge that will take place on December 1 2012.
  It sounds like a lot, but remember the shipping costs have always been minimal. This only affects orders done directly through our dedicated Miessence website.

Beneficial organic food?

A clinical report published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighting the many attributes of organic foods provides guidance to parents confused by conflicting marketing messages regarding healthy food choices for their children.
Read more here

DEAL of the MONTH:

This month we want to make sure those of you who are needing a little extra TLC get just that.
We encourage you to take advantage of the offer for extra time given to those having readings with Andy and to complement that we are offering a FREE mini consult (using QRA) for all those who make booking for work with Andy during the month of November.
The bodywork and other techniques that she uses are often described in this way.... "its just so much more than a massage.....restorative.....rebalancing".
And it is, the benefits for you will be many fold. You will feel better, more focused, sleep better and sooo much more. So go on, pick up the phone and do it, make a booking NOW!
As usual, the products mentioned in the newsletter have $$$ OFF for November, so just click through to place your order and take advantage of the discounts on Premier Vitamin C and Elemental Chromium.

To book appointments or to find out more, please give us a call on 07-3436909, we would love to speak to you!

Yours in good health,


Gary 1                          Andy

Gary Beck, Naturopath/Healer and Andy Pentecost, Clairvoyant/Healer

Maximum Wellbeing

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