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Super – Superfoods!

Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves. We all may be adding more salads and vegetables to our diets, but concern over the quality of foods grown on mineral depleted soils makes Superfoods an intelligent choice. Source- Food Matters movie

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When should I use a probiotic?

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Most experienced health care practitioners know that a healthy gut is key to overall health. Studies show a direct link between gastrointestinal ecology and immune function, and one of the most important steps to achieving healthy gut function is by restoring and maintaining a healthy balance of gut flora.

If any of the following apply to you or your family, you should be considering using a probiotic formula:

• Imbalanced flora in the small or large intestine

• Gastrointestinal irritation

• Recent antibiotic use

• Irregular bowel movements

• Abdominal bloating and flatulence

• Anal irritation

• Frequent travel

Remember that not all probiotics are the same and it’s imperative when choosing a probiotic product for either yourself or your family that you have it test it with Kinesiology on you or you know that it is a top quality product, guaranteed to work.

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The Gut and Brain Connection!

The GUT has more neurotransmitters ( the chemicals that the brain makes when it thinks) than does the brain. So between our hearts and our guts, we get the TRUTH!

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SEA VEGETABLES/PLANTS – Chlorella Part 3

Sea Vegetables/Plants Part 1 & Part 2

Chlorella

chlorella

  • Chlorella is a green single-celled algae cultivated in fresh water ponds.
  • It has a grass-like smell because the high amounts of chlorophyll in it, the highest concentration of any plant in the world. It has existed on the plant for billions of years and was one of the first foods to appear. Fossils of Chlorella have been found dating back 3 billion years.
  • Chlorella is one of the healthiest, most potent foods in existence. In addition to being a perfect food for humans, lower grades of Chlorella are fed to livestock all over the world.
  • Chlorella is a powerful high-protein algae. It is about 65% assimilable protein. There are five grams of protein in one teaspoon or fifteen grams in one tablespoon.
  • It contains carotenoids, high amounts of magnesium, and the super detoxifier known as chlorophyll. It also contains approximately two to six times more chlorophyll than spirulina, but a little less protein.
  • The cell wall of chlorella has been found to be valuable. It binds with heavy metals, pesticides, and such carcinogens as PCBs found to (polychlorobinphenyls) and carries these toxins safely out of the body.
  • Another feature of the cell is a substructure that contains complex polysaccharides which is a plant chemical constituent renowned for promoting powerful immune responses.
  • The cell wall also contains compounds related to those found in bacteria that fortify immunity and protect against mutation.
  • Chlorella is also rich in a nutrient factor isolated in the 1950s and not available in other green foods called ‘Chlorella Growth Factor’ (CGF). This CGF makes chlorella most useful for improving growth patterns in children, maintaining health in old age, healing injuries, and initiating growth where it has been stunted from disease or degeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease, nervousness, palsy, seizures, sciatica, multiple sclerosis and other nerve disorders.
  • It also promotes normal growth of disease processes such as tumours. Because its chlorophyll content is one of the highest of any food, chlorella is useful for the many conditions which benefit from chlorophyll’s purification, renewal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Treatment of viruses and fungi which sap energy, such as candida-overgrowth, Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS), and AIDS, is advanced by the immune-enhancing qualities of CGF as well as the antiviral effect of chlorophyll.
  • It also assists all blood sugar imbalances like diabetes, hypoglycaemia, manic depression.
  • Chlorella contains large quantities of fatty acids particularly the artery-cleansing, omega-3, alpha-linolenic variety; perhaps the reason chlorella has been shown to be so effective in reducing blood cholesterol in the body and preventing arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arterial walls).
  • The Japanese use a great deal of it in their diet – and they are famous for youthful skin, low cancer rates, excellent immunity and living to a great old age.

If you buy chlorella as single product rather than as a Superfood blend, we suggest ‘Sun Chlorella’ available from www.totalhealthnowshop.co.uk

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SEA VEGETABLES/PLANTS – Blue-green Algae Part 2

Sea Vegetables/Plants Article Part 1

Blue-green Algae

blue green algae

  • Blue-green algae, are microscopic organisms that are naturally present in lakes and streams. Blue Green Algae is probably the oldest or first life forms.
  • Algae is the most nutrient-dense and perfectly-balanced wholefood with an extraordinarily complete content of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and live enzymes.
  • Algae provide over 80% of the oxygen in the earth and provide a staple diet for countless plants and animals.
  • Blue Green Algae contains the very important Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) of Omega-3 alpha linolenic, Omega-3 eicosapentanoic and Omega-3 docosahexaenoic, plus Omega-6 linoleic.
  • One of the only vegetarian sources of vitamin B12, providing 133% of the RDA.
  • Contains 60% high quality protein.
  • Highest beta-carotene content per gram of any food – a provitamin that boosts the immune system and scavenges free radicals that can cause oxidative damage in the body.
  • Richest known source of chlorophyll, which can help our bodies in cell regeneration, blood purification and general detoxification.
  • Enzyme active for complete and easy absorption.
  • Contains the full spectrum of trace minerals.

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TAKE A LIVER TONIC EVERY DAY.

We wash our hair and our faces everyday but we cannot take out our internal organs and rinse them through, so give you liver a boost today.

-eat a bunch of red grapes

-take a fresh garlic clove or odourless garlic tablets

-drink a glas of carrot or beetroot juice everyday

-drink some dandelion or fennel tea

Take Control of Your Health NOW!

Kostas & Lana

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Festive Days are Over! It is Time to Detox & Cleanse!!!

Home Detox Box

The Home Detox Box is a popular 7-day program, that allows your body to eliminate the toxins that have become stored in your digestive system and cells. This 7 day program releases these toxins from your body and leaves you feeling fresh and brand new again.

The Home Detox Box is supporting your body’s natural ability to remove the toxins that have built up over time. By taking this beginners detox program, you will discover the ancient secret of fasting and cleansing the digestive system.

 FASTING

Allowing your digestive system to stop for a short break on a beginners 3 day fast, will support your bodies healing mechanisms. Your body will be able to restore the natural balance of your entire digestive system bringing harmony to your stomach and intestines, including the kidneys, liver, pancreas and gall bladder.

To kick start the body to function at optimum levels again is like turning off a computer to allow it to re – boot.

Fasting and Cleansing combined is a great way to remove the poisonous mucoid plaque and kick start the body’ s natural detoxification abilities, and the Home Detox Box is designed just for this very purpose.

CLEANSE

The body protects us from all the toxins that we have ingested or come into contact with from: the foods we ate that could not be digested at the time, to the pills and medicines that we have taken, pollution from the environment and chemicals in skin care and household cleaners, by storing them in our body’s cells and in particular in the thick rubbery goo called Mucoid Plaque. This coats the inside of our stomach, intestines and colon.

This mucoid plaque eventually stops us from absorbing our vital nutrients. Suffocating our digestive system and causing allergies, parasites, and bad bacteria to thrive and cause uncomfortable and embarrassing ailments.

The Home Detox Box  uses a proven method and natural ingredients made from natures own Psyllium Husk and Bentonite Clay, which are then added to water to create a drink. These combined ingredients are the magic brush and magnet that will remove a massive quantity of toxins and old waste out in the form of mucoid plaque. Providing you with the clean and clear foundations on which you can now build on and begin to absorb all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals necessary for maximizing your energy and boosting your immune system to function on full power.

By taking these detox drinks at the selected times shown in the 7 day detox program and Calendar, they will effectively brush your insides from old compacted waste and no matter what, you will draw out the toxins form their hiding places.

During this week of taking these detox drinks and washing out the mucoid plaque, we recommend that you use a proven method, to remove even more old waste and relieve you from the adverse effects of the released toxins and detox symptoms, with the very effective enema kit.

ENEMA

Using an enema will improve your detox and elimination of toxins by 100%.

The kit is very simple to use and will flush out the maximum amount of toxins by gently filling your colon with body temperature/luke warm water. This washes away hard to remove and stubborn, impacted plaque and quickly releases it without any adverse effects. The Enema kit comes with an easy to use guide.

After using the enema kit to flush out your colon, you will have such clean insides you can now absorb all the necessary digestive enzymes and nutrients your body needs. You will have created such a healthy environment for the beneficial bacteria using the probiotics , that they can continue to work removing more toxins after your detox week.

What’s in the box? high-quality, all natural ingredients and nutritional supplements along with a 40 page full colour, clear instruction booklet and Enema Kit.

NOW® Super enzymes 15 capsules

Gr8-Dophilus™ Pro Biotics 7 capsules

Bentonite & Psyllium Husk Powder mix (200 grams)

Psyllium Husk Powder,  (60 gram)

Enema kit, 2 litre enema bag, tip, tap and hose & instruction leaflet

Measurement spoon, 1 x15 ml tablespoon

Your Step by-Step detailed instruction book with recommended foods, recipes and tips.

 

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Disclaimer. These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing or if you are diabetic. Consult your health care provider before you use if you have been treated for or have a family history of any medical condition or if you use any prescription or over the counter drugs. You may wish to consult a naturppathic physician, who has the education and experience with cleansing, fasting, herbs and electrolytes. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration ( USA ) or the MHRA ( UK ). All products are sold in accordance with section 12 of the Medicines Act 1968 ( UK ) The Home Detox Box accepts no responsibility for the use of products sold.

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Bee Superfoods

Bee Superfoods – The Egyptians wrote about it back in 5500 B.C., the Indians used it for their religious ceremonies in 1000 B.C. and even the Babylonians have been noted to use it in their medicinal practices. The western world actually discovered the benefits of bee superfoods by accident during an investigation of native Russian Beekeepers who regularly lived past 100 years of age who ate raw honey, rich in bee pollen, every day.

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Siberian Ginseng is the King of all Adaptogens!

Siberian Ginseng

(Eleutheroccus Senticosus)

Introduction:

Not to be confused with other ginsengs such as American ginseng or Korean Ginseng – this is quite a different plant – indeed it is not really a ‘true’ ginseng but something even more special and extremely safe and can be taken all the time (unlike other ginsengs). Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogen (see later) – while other ginsengs are not. A ‘tonic’ herb – it is a tall shrub that grows to 5-7ft, with leaves that look like horse chestnut. The flowers appear in July – the colour of these varying from cream, pale yellow, lilac or violet. It needs plenty of water all year round to flourish. It has been used in China and Asia for 2,000 years or more and was commonly used in ancient healing rituals for energy, fertility and all round healing. In 1959 the Ministry of Health in the former USSR (Russia now) authorised clinical tests, which sparked scientific interest. The Soviet government then officially approved the herb’s use as a tonic and in Russia still today is used by athletes, astronauts, climbers, miners, mountain rescuers and soldiers – to give then strength, endurance, energy, recovery from exhaustion and to calm the adrenals/nervous system after stress/intensive physical labour. 4,00 plants were screened by the government and they picked Siberian Ginseng to be the best as an all round super tonic.

Where can you find it? It grows abundantly in the wild in Siberia, Mongolia, Korea, China and Japan. A tough plant, it adapts to its surroundings; prefers sunlight but can tolerate extremely cold winters and sub-zero temperatures. You can grow it in Scotland and the USA however more successful plants for medicinal use have come from the countries listed previously.

Medicinal Uses:

What is an Adaptogen?

Adaptogenic herbs help the body ‘adapt’ and heal all systems/organs for men, women and children. Energy, recovery, rebalancing, rejuvenation for the kidneys, liver, heart, spleen, lungs, bowels, brain, immune system, adrenal system, endocrine system (hormones/thyroid), lymphatic system, nervous system, digestive system. Its is uplifting while calming – giving it a unique and sophisticated chemical action – meaning if you take it you are not made to feel sleepy or drowsy or indeed hyper and over-awake. It creates a great equilibrium in the body.

• Extreme fatigue, chronic fatigue, tiredness from physical exertion – though work or exercise.

• Recovery from long term illness and infections – particularly where someone has had to have bed rest because they found moving around very tiring. Can be used for post-cancer treatment recovery – e.g chemotherapy.

• Acute conditions that have worsened and become chronic – e.g common cough that has turned into a chest infection.

• Sexual health, low libido and fertility – for both sexes. Increases semen output.

• Poor neurological function – helps to normalise brain function.

• Excellent for stress, low moods, anxiety – balancing the nervous system. Good for dyslexia, autism and memory.

• Improves cerebral corticoid (steroid hormone) function and speed of brain.

• Increases oxygen consumption and improves respiratory effectiveness.

• Enhances liver protection and lessens liver cell regeneration.

• Lots of research on neo-natal brain development. Very safe in pregnancy and breast feeding. Helps to alleviate fatigue in pregnancy and recovery from giving birth or dealing with reduced sleep with a new baby.

• Good for managing low or high thyroid function – safe with thyroxin under practitioner supervision.

• Good for recovery from injury/enhances healing time. Has anti-inflammatory properties.

• Good for all ages from foetus to the very elderly.

• Can be taken long term, with no less effect. Accompanies herbs like Echinacea and Hawthorn well.

• Helps the body to resist infection.

• Improves hearing and sight.

• Very good also for someone who ‘over functions’ – always running around, fasting talking, unlikely to want to rest/calm down. This herb helps to settle a character like that.

Energetic Uses:

Those who lack emotional energy. In naturopathic terms excellent for those that have weak kidney and spleen energy/meridians. Totally revitalising for the mind. Improving happiness and zest for life. Good for calming an anxious person and bolstering an unconfident/fearful character.

Parts used:

Root.

Applications:

Tincture, capsules, herbal powder, tea or decoction made from the root.

Contraindications:

None. Safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding and infants onwards.

Other adaptogens:

Ligustrum, Astragalus, Rhodiola, Withania (in India called Ashwaganda), Schisandra. You could use these all in combination with Siberian Ginseng. Although Siberian Ginseng remains the King!

We offer a wide selection of Siberian Ginseng (liquid, tablets and capsules) at www.totalhealthnowshop.co.uk

 

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Vitamin D ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’

The latest news reports are illustrating the high level of Vitamin D deficiency in the UK today.  We acquire 90% of our Vitamin D from sunshine, yet 77% cent of adults spend most of their day indoors, seldom seeing the sunshine.

Vitamin D is best known for its roles in preventing rickets and maintaining proper levels of calcium in the blood. It is an important factor in the maintenance of good health, that also helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, and the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus. Studies also suggest that Vitamin D may play a part in slowing the ageing process and the onset of age-related diseases.

Vitamin D3 is an ideal supplement for the months when many of us don’t see the sun on a daily basis, so why not share the benefits of Vitamin D with your friends and colleagues.

 

Get your daily dose of sunshine throughout the winter months!!!!

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