~ August 2006 - National Fitness Icon Still Strong at 91 - His 'Secrets' Can Be Yours, Too!
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- Want Smarter Children? - Fish oils have been used for many years in helping to prevent heart disease, increase circulation, and lubricate the joins to aid in the treatment and prevention of arthritis.
Recent studies also show fish oils boost children's mental processing. They do so by increasing Acetycholine, Dopamine and Serotonin levels in the brain. Acetycholine is responsible for memory, Dopamine keeps your brain mentally alert and Serotonin keeps the brain focused.
But what if your children don't like fish? Here's your answer: Omega Smooth.
Using proprietary technology Ascenta Health Ltd. has naturally transformed fish oil into a silky smooth, delicious tasting liquid that bursts with flavor. With an ideal ratio of EPA and DHA for kids and a yummy berry taste, kids will love taking their Omega-3. The taste and texture of traditional oils has been completely transformed using proprietary new technology. The texture is best described as smooth and creamy yet it is completely free of dairy ingredients.
Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are essential nutrients for great health at all ages. They offer a range of benefits including heart health, mental function, joint health and mobility, and emotional well being, as well as nourish the skin and hair. They are an essential nutrient for the proper development and function of the brain, eyes, and nervous system and have a positive impact on mental function and learning.
It's never too late (or too early) to begin incorporating these vital supplements into your diet.
Are Fish Oil Supplements Safer Than Eating Fish?
Fish Oil Choices
- Jack LaLanne 'Godfather of Fitness' Still Going Strong at 91
By Dave Tuttle
For more than a half century, the name Jack LaLanne has been synonymous with fitness, proper diet, and good health.
Often referred to as the "Godfather of Fitness," Jack is not only one of America's original exercise and nutrition gurus, but also a successful businessman, celebrity, lecturer, and motivational speaker. He has published books and made videos on fitness and nutrition, appeared in films, and recorded songs. He markets an electric juicer under his name, and used to market vitamins and nutritional supplements. Now approaching his 92nd birthday, this American icon remains the picture of health and well-being.
Learn how Jack LaLanne became the "Godfather of Fitness" . . .
- How to Get the Most Out of Exercise
Exercise is a proven life extender. Literally thousands of clinical trials have documented the benefits of a regular exercise program. It has been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, the leading killer in the United States. It is effective in preventing obesity and depression, and it helps people of all ages maintain flexibility, strength, and even independence.
Yet many people who exercise regularly aren't getting all the benefits they could from their program, and some wonder why they never seem to make any progress at the gym. The fact is, although any sustained exercise is helpful, results are about more than the time spent in a gym or jogging on a treadmill. That's only half the picture. Nutrition is a critical component of any exercise program, and there are proven ways to maximize your exercise program that you might not hear about from your family physician or from the government.
Learn more about how exercise and nutrition work together for health and well-being . . .
- An All-Natural Analgesic Cream Provides Effective Topical Pain Relief
With increased exercise, we sometimes "feel the burn."
By Greg Freeman
What do injury-plagued professional athletes and ordinary Americans suffering from conditions such as arthritis have in common?
In a word, pain. For athletes, the ability to manage common injuries such as muscle sprains and conditions like tendonitis and bursitis is critical to success, as these impairments can limit their ability to compete or even end careers. For adults suffering the chronic pain associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, obtaining effective relief is critical to simply maintaining an active, productive lifestyle.
A topical analgesic cream called Natural Relief 1222 has been demonstrated to provide safe, effective pain relief for elite athletes as well as ordinary adults seeking relief from occasional and chronic pain. The result of 14 years of painstaking investigation by an innovative research scientist who himself suffered from severe arthritis pain, Natural Relief 1222 may deliver more effective relief than many currently available pain relievers. In fact, this novel, all-natural formula has been used successfully by members of the United States Olympic track and field team, as well as by players from all 32 National Football League (NFL) franchises.
The same unique, pain-relieving properties of Natural Relief 1222 that help injured athletes play to their full capacity can help people of all ages overcome the debilitating effects of conditions ranging from athletic overexertion to arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Learn whether Natural Relief 1222 might be helpful for you or your loved ones . . .
- Erectile Dysfunction - A Serious, Life-Altering Problem for Millions of Men
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a serious, life-altering problem for millions of men. A man's inability to achieve or maintain an erection is inevitably linked to complex feelings of inadequacy, frustration, and shaken confidence, which may spill over into other areas of his life. The psychological and quality-of-life consequences of ED must not be underestimated.
Since the introduction of Viagra® (sildenafil citrate) in 1998, several other drugs for the treatment of ED have been introduced; it has become clear that ED is far more prevalent than may have been suspected previously. A study conducted in the Boston area from 1987 to 1989 found that 52 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 suffered some degree of ED (Feldman HA et al 1994). By extrapolation, about 30 million men are affected by ED in the United States (McKay D 2004). And given men's ever increasing lifespan, it has been further estimated that the incidence of ED worldwide will more than double in the next quarter century (Goldstein I 2000).
Clearly, Viagra® and drugs like it are blockbusters for their manufacturers. They have improved the quality of life for countless millions of men and their partners who might otherwise have faced either years of continued impotence or unpleasant and possibly unsatisfactory alternatives, such as penile implants or penile injections. But these medications have their drawbacks. Despite their resounding success in the marketplace, ED drugs produce a number of side effects (some serious, such as the small risk of blindness) (Akash R et al 2005), and not all men can take them. For about 30 percent of patients, ED drugs don't work to patients' satisfaction (Sussman DO 2004). This high failure rate has prompted researchers to search for alternatives.
Over the centuries, countless products have been touted as enhancing male vigor and increasing libido. While the effectiveness of many of these substances cannot be adequately proved or disproved, several candidates have demonstrated some degree of efficacy in controlled human trials.
It may also be important for men to test their blood levels of free testosterone and estradiol (an estrogen). As men age, they often suffer from a deficiency of free testosterone while producing too much estrogen. Sexual desire and performance are strongly affected by these hormones.
The good news is that there are safe ways of increasing free testosterone and reducing excess estrogen, which can lead to a significant improvement in a man's sexual satisfaction.
Read the full protocol . . .
- Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: A Little-Known Failure of Conventional Medicine
By Heather S. Oliff, PhD
Sadly, millions of Americans who think their blood pressure is under control are wrong. Shocking evidence reveals that most people treated with antihypertensive drugs still have higher-than-optimal blood pressure.1,2 As a result, they remain at a heightened risk of suffering stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.
Because hypertension (high blood pressure) is a multifactorial problem,3 effective management is rarely achieved by taking one drug. In fact, optimal management often requires a broad-based approach that includes both pharmaceuticals and nutritional components, along with regular self-monitoring of blood pressure. Compelling evidence indicates that many conditions that lead to and sustain high blood pressure can be corrected through an integrative approach emphasizing lifestyle modification, pharmaceutical agents, and nutritional support.4-18
Perils of Inadequate Blood Pressure Control
Clinical studies now show that an alarming number of adults under medical care for hypertension are unable to achieve optimal blood pressure control.
According to physicians at the Baylor College of Medicine, only 27% of Americans with hypertension have their blood pressure effectively controlled to levels below 140/90 mmHg.1 Elderly women are at the greatest risk. A study published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that in an astonishing 77% of women over the age of 80, hypertension was not sufficiently controlled by the treatment plans designed by their doctors.19 Since optimal blood pressure is now considered to be less than 120/80 mm Hg,20 the number of Americans whose blood pressure is controlled to optimal levels is far lower than these disturbing official statistics suggest.1,19
Inadequately controlled blood pressure exerts a tremendous health burden, invariably contributing to stroke, heart attacks, and kidney disease.2 There are likely numerous contributors to this epidemic of uncontrolled blood pressure. An alarming study from 2002 revealed that many doctors do not recommend treatment to their patients unless blood pressure values exceed 160/90 mmHg . . . a level proven to increase disease risk.1
Another possible contributor to inadequate blood pressure control is that physicians are reluctant to treat older patients aggressively, even though elderly patients are at greatest risk of suffering from hypertension. Clinicians' reluctance to implement comprehensive treatment plans in their older patients may stem from a perception of lower benefits or greater risk of side effects in this population.21
Furthermore, blood pressure is controlled by a complex interplay of factors that include diet, genetics, response to stress, medications, and other underlying health conditions.3 Thus, enlightened health care practitioners and their patients are discovering that inadequately controlled blood pressure requires a multifactorial strategy. An optimal strategy employs a combination of nutritional and pharmaceutical options to offer a comprehensive approach for normalizing blood pressure.
Learn more about a comprehensive approach to blood pressure control . . .
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- Featured Product: Arthromax™ with FruiteX B® - As people age, systemic inflammation can inflict degenerative effects throughout the body. A primary cause of this destructive cascade is the production of cell-signaling chemicals known as inflammatory cytokines. Along with these dangerous cytokines, imbalances of hormone-like messengers called prostaglandins also contribute to inflammatory processes.
As people grow older, structural alterations occur in their joints that lead to discomfort and loss of mobility. While conventional doctors rely on prescription drugs, scientists have identified a number of natural agents that provide broad-spectrum support for healthy joint function and structure.
Glucosamine provides the underlying structural foundation for joints, while methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) provides crucial sulfur compounds that are so important to maintain comfortable joint function.
Nobiletin is a citrus flavonoid that has demonstrated potent effects in suppressing destructive cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin-1 beta. In addition, nobiletin has demonstrated natural COX-2 inhibiting properties without affecting beneficial COX-1. Suppression of the COX-2 enzyme limits the production of joint damaging prostaglandin E2. A special Boswellia extract known as 5-Loxin® inhibits the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme, reducing levels of joint damaging leukotriene B4.
ArthroMax™ has been enhanced with FruiteX B® OsteoBoron™, a patented form of boron that is chemically identical to the natural plant forms of boron found in food. Considered safer and more bioavailable than other forms of boron, FruiteX B® OsteoBoron™ not only supports strong bones but healthy joints.
Boron is a micronutrient that has been used historically as a nutritional supplement to promote healthy bones and joints, possibly by down-regulating inflammation through the NF-(Kappa)b pathway.
ArthroMax™ combines these potent nutrients into one convenient formula for healthy joints.
Serving Size: 4 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Other ingredients: gelatin, rice flour, magnesium stearate.
Contains crustacean shellfish (shrimp and crab). Contains rice. This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, or corn. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
- Glucosamine sulfate (as D-glucosamine sulfate 2KCl) (derived from shellfish) - 1000 mg
- N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (derived from shellfish) - 1000 mg
- Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) - 1000 mg
- Proprietary and patented blend of natural citrus and palm fruit extract containing nobiletin and tangeretin - 300 mg
- 5-Loxin® [standardized for acetyl-11-keto-ß-boswellic acid (AKBA) minimum 30% on dried basis (22.5 mg)] - 75 mg
- Boron (calcium fructoborate as patented FruiteX B®) - 1.5 mg
5-Loxin® is a registered trademark of P.L. Thomas & Co., Inc. U.S. Patents Pending.
FruiteX B® is a registered trademark of VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. U.S. Patent #5,962,049.
Dosage and Use: Take four capsules daily in divided doses with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution: If your total cholesterol levels are below 160 mg/dL or you are unsure of your total cholesterol levels, please consult your physician prior to using this product. Do not take if you are allergic to shellfish. Tangeretin supplements should not be used by individuals being treated with antiestrogen SERM medications such as Tamoxifen.
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