Essential Fatty Acids for health and weight reduction

Essential Fatty Acids are the good fats. They are essential because your body does not manufacture them; therefore it is essential that you eat them.

• Essential fats help with excess fat reduction because they:
• increase caloric burning
• reduce food cravings
• reduce appetite help improve digestion
• increase stamina
• improve digestion
• lower cholesterol and triglycerides

There are two basic categories of essential fatty acids:
Omega 3’s -alpha linoleic acid and EPA (eicosapentenoic acid)
Omega 6’s – Linoleic acid and gamma linoleic acid

Sources of Omega 3’s
Omega 3’s: Deep water fish Salmon, sardines, mackerel, flax oil, walnut oil

Omega 6’s found mainly in raw nuts and seeds legumes and vegetable oils: primrose, grape seed, and borage.

Most oils are heated at high temperature to increase shelf life and they are extracted with chemical solvents, which increases dangerous free radical production.

In order to supply the body with essential fatty acids these oils must not be subject to high heat in the processing or cooking. Ideally you want to buy unrefined, cold pressed, organic oils.

If you need to use oils for higher heat cooking, I suggest you use organic refined expeller pressed grape seed or sunflower oil. These oils are high heat tolerant.

Esseential oils are a very important part of vibrant health and nutrition program.

What is Celtic Sea Salt?

Celtic Sea Salt
Celtic Sea Salt® is unrefined salt that contains more than 80 minerals and elements essential for optimal health. It is harvested from the ocean using the sun, the wind, and shallow clay ionizing ponds in a method passed down through the generations. Unlike refined table salt, Celtic Sea Salt helps improve all bodily systems including the immune system, glandular system and the nervous system. Important for overall health, it nourishes the adrenal glands, supports the immune system, and helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
I recommend this salt as an integral part of any nutrition program.

Vaginal douche for yeast infections

Vaginal yeast infections are a clear sign of an overgrowth of Candida.

Vaginal douche: Two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in one quart of water. Douche 3 days on and 3 days off. On the off days insert a small amount of organic yogurt into the vaginal canal with a tampon or with your finger. It is best to insert the yogurt at bedtime.
Do not douche during menstruation.

Is Fish Safe To Eat?

24 Feb 2004
The dish on fish.
A joint draft fish advisory from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. EPA added tuna — America’s second-most popular seafood after shrimp — to its list of mercury-containing fish that should be restricted in the diets of pregnant women and young children. A separate new study found unhealthy pollutants in far higher amounts in farmed salmon than in their wild kin. And, as reported in the February issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, Great Lakes’ sport-caught fish contain PCBs, DDT, and PBDEs, though the study did not show a link between their consumption and rising breast cancer rates.
Having a tough time keeping all these grim reports straight? Here’s an update on toxins to avoid, fish that contain them, and fish that are safer to eat.
Fetuses, infants, and young children are at greatest risk of harm from mercury, which can damage developing brains and nervous systems. As the Harvard School of Public Health warned in a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics earlier this month, fetuses and young children exposed to methylmercury can suffer irreversible damage to the heart as well as permanently impaired brain growth.
Because mercury is stored in our bodies, just as it is in those of fish, women planning to have children should also avoid high-mercury fish well before they become pregnant. According to a recent update by the Centers for Disease Control, 16 percent of American women of child-bearing age have levels of mercury in their blood high enough to indicate increased chance of harm to their fetuses.
To market, to market, to buy a fresh fish.
Adults can suffer harm, as well: In April 2003, Environmental Health Perspectives reported that 89 percent of study subjects — chosen if they ate a significant amount of fish or showed symptoms consistent with mercury poisoning, such as fatigue, headache, decreased memory, and joint pain — had blood mercury levels above the EPA’s safety threshold of 5 micrograms per liter.
The FDA and EPA advise that young children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women of childbearing age not eat more than two or three meals, or 12 ounces total, of fish or shellfish a week. They should limit high-mercury fish to one serving per week.
To be safest, however, The Green Guide and the Environmental Working Group recommend limiting moderate-mercury fish to one meal a month, and bypassing high-mercury fish completely. In addition, our list of high-mercury fish is longer than the FDA’s, which includes only king mackerel, shark, swordfish, and tilefish (see fish lists below).
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) — neurotoxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals banned in the U.S. since 1977 — were found at levels seven times higher in farmed salmon than in wild ones, according to a study published in Science in January 2004. PCBs are persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which accumulate in animal fats. Because most farmed salmon are raised on feed that includes ground-up fish — and sometimes other animals, such as cattle
— their bodies collect POPs. PCBs are also found at high levels in fish from polluted water bodies, varying from locale to locale; state health advisories list which fish should not be consumed by children, pregnant or nursing women, and women of childbearing age. Other POPs found in fish include the organochlorine pesticide dieldrin and dioxins, which result from chlorine paper bleaching and manufacturing and incineration of PVC plastic.
Fish to Avoid
High mercury: Atlantic halibut, king mackerel, oysters (Gulf Coast), pike, sea bass, shark, swordfish, tilefish (golden snapper), tuna (steaks and canned albacore).
High POPs: Farmed salmon. Limit to once a month if pregnant/nursing. Check for updates on POPs in other farmed fish.
Fish to Eat
The gift of crab.
Moderate mercury: Alaskan halibut, black cod, blue (Gulf Coast) crab, cod, dungeness crab, Eastern oysters, mahimahi, blue mussels, pollack, tuna (canned light). (Children and pregnant or nursing women are advised to eat no more than one from this list, once a month.)
Low mercury: Anchovies, Arctic char, crawfish, Pacific flounder, herring, king crab, sanddabs, scallops, Pacific sole; tilapia, wild Alaska and Pacific salmon; farmed catfish, clams, striped bass, and sturgeon. (Children and pregnant or nursing women can safely eat two to three times a week.)
Take note, though, that low-mercury but overfished or destructively harvested species — such as Atlantic cod, Atlantic flounder, Atlantic sole, Chilean sea bass, monkfish, orange roughy, shrimp, and snapper — should be avoided for the environment’s sake.
Low POPs: Wild Alaska and California salmon (fresh or canned).
Check with your state’s department of health for POP advisories before eating fish from local waters.
The Final Word
Limit fish consumption by category, not individual species. For example, both cod and mahimahi are moderate-mercury fish, and only one from this category should be eaten per month — not one meal of cod and one of mahimahi.
If you’re in a high-risk group, don’t eat the skin and fatty parts of fish, where POPs collect. Eat grilled, baked, and broiled rather than fried fish, to avoid fat.
And, finally, don’t be daunted by the prospect of remembering all this info
— you don’t have to. Just download The Green Guide’s Fish Picks card [PDF], a handy pocket-sized seafood-rating guide.
For more info on which fish to avoid and which fish you can safely gobble up, see the Environmental Working Group’s website, the EPA’sFish Advisories webpage, and the EPA’s National Listing of Fish and Wildlife Advisories.
Knowing the right fish to eat is a very important part of your /nutrtion and health program

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Spilanthes Herb for Candida

Spilanthes is an herb that is often overlooked in the treatment of Candida overgrowth (Cadidiasis).
Spilanthes has very powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It is an integral part of my Candida programs.

Dosage: 20 drops in approximately 1 ounce of water, 2 times per day.

Cautions: None known

Spilinathes can be purchased at many health food stores. The brand I recommend is Herb Pharm

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest available oils. It contains large amounts of lauric, capric and caprylic acids, which are potent antiviral and anitfungal compounds. I recommend this oil for anyone suffering from an overgrowth of Candida.

A common question I am asked, is the recommended portion is three tablespoons per day in yoru morning cereal. For more information, please contact Dr. Anthony Salzarulo.