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Telltale Signs You Have Thyroid Issues

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What exactly is the thyroid? It's a butterfly-shaped organ located in the neck just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid absorbs iodine from food and turns it into hormones that then control the speed of several activities and processes in the body. Two of these hormones are called T3 (triiodothyronine) or T4 (thyroxine). They control an enormous number of functions within the body, including:

  • metabolism
  • weight control
  • growth and development in children
  • fat-burning
  • and many more.

These hormones are needed in every cell in the body, so it's no wonder that when the thyroid isn't working properly, so many side effects can ensue.

Thyroid imbalances or dysfunctions are more common in women. One in eight will develop thyroid issues her lifetime, and ten to forty percent of Americans have a hyper (fast) or hypo (slow) functioning thyroid.

Each type of thyroid disorder has a different set of symptoms.

Those with hypothyroid have a shortage of hormones and can experience:

  • weight gain/inability to lose weight
  • pain in muscles or joints
  • heightened sensitivity to cold
  • hair loss
  • fatigue
  • puffy cheeks
  • hoarse/scratchy voice unconnected to a cold
  • heavy, painful or long menstrual cycles
  • constipation or difficulty moving bowels
  • muscle weakness
  • dry or pale skin
  • depression

Those with hyperthyroid have an overabundance of hormones and can experience:

  • weight loss, despite unaltered or increased dietary consumption
  • increased appetite
  • heightened sensitivity to heat
  • fast or irregular heartbeats
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • shaky hands or fingers
  • infrequent, light, or short menstrual cycles
  • irritability
  • frequent bowel movements

During pregnancy, a woman's need for thyroid hormones increases greatly. An under or overactive thyroid can cause issues for both the mother and child.

In the child, it can cause:

  • nervous system underdevelopment
  • brain damage
  • rapid heartbeat
  • smaller birth size
  • premature birth
  • miscarriage

In the mother, it can cause:

  • anemia
  • preeclampsia
  • early labor
  • abnormal bleeding after birth

All of the issues above can be amended by consuming more iodine. Iodine is what the thyroid uses as fuel to accomplish its many different tasks, and fortunately, natural iodine is fairly easy to come by.

Iodine can be found in several dietary sources, such as:

  • garlic
  • sea salt or pink himalayan crystal salt
  • kelp
  • cod fish
  • tuna
  • shrimp
  • navy and lima beans
  • sesame seeds
  • cranberries
  • organic yogurt
  • raw, organic cheese
  • potatoes

Traditional medications for hyperthyroidism involve either preventing the body from absorbing the hormones created by the thyroid, preventing the body from producing hormones, or actually damaging the cells that make synthetic hormones! If none of these work, they'll actually remove the thyroid, which can cause a whole host of other problems in the body.

Hypothyroid treatments are just as detrimental. Since those with hypothyroid have a shortage of thyroid hormones, traditional treatments involves supplementing with artificial hormones that, over time, will slow and eventually stop thyroid function altogether. By bypassing the thyroid and simply giving the body the hormones it needs, the thyroid no longer sees a reason to continue functioning and will shut down. This is why most hypothyroid patients have to begin and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives.

Feeding the thyroid iodine - the nutrient it needs for proper function- and other natural, organic herbs that can help stimulate proper thyroid function is a much safer, side effect-free alternative.

Call us at (423) 899-8422 or reach us by email at naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com to find out more about our safe, gentle yet effective thyroid program. You can also check us out on our website or Facebook! We're always happy to help!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources:

Joseph Mercola. "What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid Health." No date.

"http://articles.mercola.com/thyroid.aspx" Accessed 21 March, 2015.

Josh Axe. "Is Your Thyroid the Cause of Your Health Problems?" No date.

"http://draxe.com/is-your-thyroid-the-cause-of-your-health-problems/" Accessed 21 March, 2015.

"Thyroid Disease Fact Sheet." Updated 16 July, 2012.

"http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/thyroid-Disease.html" Accessed 21 March, 2015.

"Natural Sources of Iodine." No date.

"http://underactivethyroiddiet.org/body/natural-sources-of-iodine" Accessed 21 March, 2015.

Vaccine Safety: Truth or Myth?

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It's no secret vaccines have their enemies. The number of parents who aren't vaccinating their kids is growing, and no matter how much the CDC, FDA or AMA clamors against them, these parents have good reasons.

With the Disney measles fiasco came a volcano of heat on both sides of the issue. Vaccine advocates and opponents have argued constantly about whether vaccines are safe or, in fact, dangerous to our children and the future health of our nation, as a whole.

Scientifically, when the many facets of the immune system are studied, vaccine safety is highly questionable.

Ethically, vaccines are even more questionable.

Several vaccines, the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), chickenpox, whooping cough, shingles, tetanus, and polio vaccines  each contain aborted fetal tissues, on top of other animal tissues and known toxins, such as mercury, aluminum, and thimerosal.

The body can fight these toxins in small amounts if ingested properly. However, when injected into the body through a syringe, vaccines bypass the body's regular protection system - the gut. The gut, through digestion, can choose which chemicals are allowed into the bloodstream and can omit mercury and aluminum from being absorbed. However, when injected, these chemicals dive directly into the bloodstream and are absorbed by and collect in the body's organs, the brain included. Within the brain it can cause issues such as Parkinsons, Alzheimer's, Gulf's War Syndrome, and other neurological issues that, in recent years, are growing more and more common.

CDC/FDA-acknowledged side effects range from:

  • redness or swelling
  • poor appetite
  • fever
  • drowsiness
  • nausea/vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • respiratory infections
  • yeast infections
  • and tenderness

to:

  • fainting
  • seizures
  • Erythema (the rash associated with Lyme's disease)
  • blood in stools
  • pneumonia
  • brain inflammation or tumors
  • blindness
  • deafness
  • epilepsy
  • and death.

The MMR vaccine alone has caused 103 deaths in the US since 2003, while the measles has caused none. 

As vaccine rates have risen, infant mortality rates have, as well. The United States has the highest rate of vaccination in the world. Infants are given 26 vaccines within their first year alone. We also have the highest number of infant deaths. Furthermore, the increase in vaccinations correlates with a marked increase in childhood health issues such as allergies, asthma, gut issues, chronic infections, serious brain damage (including autism), and learning and developmental issues such as ADD and ADHD.

Autoimmune disorders have also grown in number. Although further study needs to be done on the subject, the correlation makes sense. The more these artificial, toxin-laced vaccines are injected into the immune system - a vast, complicated, multi-faceted process we don't yet fully comprehend - the greater the risk of injuring that system.

What about the widely-touted benefits of vaccination, such as herd immunity? What about the elimination of these infectious diseases?

When it comes to herd immunity, vaccine-acquired immunity is eminently different from the immunity gained from disease recovery. Immunity from vaccines eventually fades, allowing vaccinated people (children and adults alike) to not only catch the disease they've been inoculated against, but also to act as carriers. 

This may also occur during the vaccine shedding period - generally a two or three week span after injection when a vaccinated person may experience a lighter version of the disease and/or spread the disease to others.

Vaccinated persons often cannot discern when or if they are carrying a disease, hence these widespread, seemingly random outbreaks, like the most recent measles outbreak and the whopping cough outbreak of 2010.

This makes vaccinated persons a far greater danger to unvaccinated persons than the reverse.

Worse, vaccines are NOT eliminating infectious diseases. In fact, most of these common diseases were on their way out before the development of their vaccines.vaccinesIt was likely an increased understanding of sanitation, science, and nutrition  that caused the decrease in these diseases before the introduction of vaccines.

What vaccines have accomplished, however, is the development of newer, stronger vaccine-resistent strains of the very diseases they claim to prevent and eradicate. It's the same issue scientists are seeing with antibiotics. The stronger they make the "cure", the stronger the infection resists.

As for the claims that vaccines DO NOT cause autism, the evidence against those claims is piling up day by day, though the government tries tirelessly to cover it up.

A senior scientist for the CDC, William Thompson, recently issued a statement with his lawyer admitting he omitted evidence from a 2004 study indicating that the MMR vaccine - the very vaccine being so tirelessly promoted by the media - does present a raised risk of autism in African American males. He says, "Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed." He goes on to say, "There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines."

The CDC, however, has not been properly conveying those risks. In fact, as the recent media storm can attest, they're doing the very opposite.

In 1986, an act called the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was established to keep vaccine makers and physicians from being sued for any injury caused to a child injected with a vaccine. Any adverse side effects or death proven and attributed to a vaccine are responded to with a payment to the family of the victim.

The act's program office controls and coordinates all immunization-related policies in the CDC, FDA, NHIS, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Vaccines are constantly promoted as safe. If that were the case, why is the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act so necessary? Established so early after the development of their key vaccines, such an act points to a quick realization of the need to protect themselves from any slander or injury.

The government is protected from vaccine damage. The people of America, however, are not.

How can we protect ourselves and our families without the use of vaccines?

The answer is simple. Through nursing and continuing to nurture children with a whole food, organic, nutritious diet, we can arm children with the tools they need to fight and conquer infection without the use of these dangerous medications.

A healthy mother's milk provides all the protection a baby needs, and whole foods alone have curative properties stronger than most medications, and without any dangerous side effects. Whole food alone have nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants capable of fighting off infections as simple as colds and flu to harsher diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.

Herbal supplements can also help prevent and reverse infections. The number of immune-boosting, antioxidant-rich, infection-fighting herbs is virtually countless. Silver is one of the best non-herbal remedies, and if the Nature's Sunshine brand is used, can be taken safely in large quantities with no adverse side effects.

Most vaccines target diseases that were once common, easily treated, and most of the time, non-life-threatening. Why should we give our children, the future of America, something that could give them autism, Alzheimer's or Dementia, ADD, ADHD, seizures, or something worse?

The answer is simple. We shouldn't.

Reach us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email at naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com. Visit us on our website or Facebook! We're always happy to help! Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources:

Paul Fassa. "Mandatory Enforcement of Vaccines and Criminalizations to Those Refusing Vaccines: Is This the Future of the US?" Published 12 February, 2015.

"http://www.realfarmacy.com/enforced-vaccinations-sign-petition-allow-vaccination-choice/" Accessed 25 February, 2015.

Joseph Mercola, M.D."What Whistleblowers Tell Us About Vaccine Safety & Effectiveness". Published 07 October, 2014.

"http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/07/mmr-vaccine-safety.aspx" Accessed 25 February, 2015.

Joseph Mercola, M.D. "The Forgotten History of Vaccinations You Need to Be Aware Of." Published 18 January, 2015.

"http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/18/history-vaccination.aspx" Accessed 25  February, 2015.

Barbara Loe Fisher. "Measles Report in America: What Does if Mean?" Published 12 November, 2013.

"http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/12/measles-vaccine.aspx" Accessed 25 February, 2015.

Joseph Mercola, M.D. "Groundbreaking Study: Vaccines Cause Children More Adverse Reactions Than any Other Drug". Published 26 April, 2014.

"http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/26/vaccines-adverse-reaction.aspx?i_cid=cse-tbd-vaccines-content" Accessed 25 February, 2015.

Nature's Remedy for Joint Pain, Leaky Gut Syndrome and Smooth Skin - Beef Gelatin!

pyramidsWhen most people hear the word "gelatin", they think Jell-O, or gelatin candies like Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms, or they think of gelatin capsules. While those are all uses of gelatin, most people don't know that there are many other, healthier uses of gelatin. Its history began in Ancient Egypt, where it was found preserved in an excavated Pharaoh's tomb, still congealed in a glue-like state.

History's first written record of gelatin was in 1682 by a Frenchman of the name Denis Papin, who discovered its tasteless, odorless, and colorless qualities after a series of experiments on the boiling of bones.

In the 1950s, it was used popularly in aspic dishes, which consisted of any combination of fruits, vegetables, meats, or other foods submerged and eaten in jellied broth.

Manufactured for the first time in 1974, gelatin was used to make jellies, marmalades, and other fruit spreads.

Shortly afterward, the popular Jell-O brand emerged - bleached, artificially sweetened and distorted into something entirely unlike its natural counterpart.

Made using the hides of cows and pigs, and processed beyond recognition, commercial gelatin has questionable nutritional value, at best.

Made at home using the cartilage and bones of chicken or beef, the health benefits and nutritional value is exponentially higher.

Surprisingly, for such a colorless, tasteless, odorless substance, gelatin contains eighteen amino acids - sadly, not all of which are essential (i.e. not made by the body and therefore required in our diets).

Those that aren't considered essential, however, have been subject to many studies showing that, if not essential, these amino acids should be considered "conditionally essential."

Two of these amino acids are glycine and proline.

Glycine can be made by the body, but often, due to poor diet (processed/fast foods, hormone-infused meat and dairy, GMOs, etc...) or other health conditions (including injury, arthritis/joint pain, pregnancy, infancy, etc.) cannot be made in large enough quantities satisfy the body's needs.

The same goes with proline. The body produces it, but often, due to Vitamin C deficiencies and other factors, the body either fails to produce enough, or the body cannot absorb and utilize it.

Gelatin helps to provide these nutrients on a large scale and with a huge amount of benefits.

Some of these include:

  • Supporting healthy growth in infants
  • Improving digestion of dairy/dairy products
  • Reversing undernourishment or malnutrition, as gelatin can be tolerated by the stomach when almost nothing else can
  • Preventing protein breakdown in muscles
  • Regulating hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach
  • Calming the gastrointestinal tract
  • Lessening rheumatoid arthritis & degenerative joint issues
  • Easing leaky gut syndrome
  • Smoothing and regulating food digestion
  • Soothing allergies & food sensitivities
  • Improving energy
  • Boosting overall health
  • Supporting glandular function
  • Stimulating liver function & detoxification
  • Tightening loose skin
  • Promoting hair, skin & nail growth
  • Supplying a large quantity of natural collagen
  • Improving quality of sleep

Gelatin has an indefinite shelf-life if uncooked and kept in an air-tight container.

The best is Great Lakes Gelatin, the highest quality and least-processed gelatin in the industry, both MSG and gluten free. Their kosher Beef Gelatin (which we carry) will mix easily in room-temperature liquids.

Gelatin can be mixed in drinks, smoothies, used to make marshmallows, gummies and, obviously, be made into natural Jell-O. Add it to a drink for an instant protein boost. It can also be used to thicken broths or soups, yogurts, kefir, or sauces.

In addition, when added to cow's milk, is of a similar composition to human breast milk. Check out this recipe for an all-natural, organic raw milk baby formula.

It can also be used to make homemade hair gel, or used as a shampoo thickener, facial cleanse, or even an egg substitute!

NOTE: gelatin should never be microwaved. As with many foods, this can alter the chemical construction of the amino acids in gelatin and make them harmful to the liver, kidneys, and other organs.

For more information on ways to cook, store, and mix gelatin in homemade dishes, this is a good place to start.

Contact us today to order yours! We ship all over the USA!

Reach us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email at naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com. Visit us on our website or Facebook! We're always happy to help!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources:

Katie - the Wellness Mama. "Twelve Uses for Gelatin". No date. "http://wellnessmama.com/7419/gelatin-uses/" Accessed 13 February, 2015.
Linda Stradley. "History of Gelatin, Gelatine, and Jell-O". No date. "http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Jell-0-history.htm". Accessed 13 February, 2015.
Peggy Trowbridge Filippone. "Gelatin Cooking and Tips". No date. "http://homecooking.about.com/od/specificfood/a/gelatintips.htm". Accessed 13 February, 2015.
Betsy Jabs. "Benefits of Gelatin in Your Diet". No Date. "http://www.diynatural.com/benefits-of-gelatin-in-your-diet/". Accessed 13 February, 2015.
Kaayla Daniel. "Why Broth is Beautiful: Essential Roles for Proline, Glycine and Gelatin". 18 June, 2003. "http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/why-broth-is-beautiful-essential-roles-for-proline-glycine-and-gelatin/" Accessed 13 February, 2015.

The Art of Oil Pulling

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WHAT IS OIL PULLING AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Oil pulling is an Indian folk remedy originating thousands of years ago. It involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and through your teeth for ten to twenty minutes. This targets plaque by absorbing bacteria and dissolving it before it can become stuck to your teeth.

HOW TO OIL PULL (WITH COCONUT OIL)

  1. Put about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth.
  2. Swish the oil around your mouth for ten to twenty minutes, pushing and pulling it through your teeth to clean every nook and cranny.
  3. Spit the oil into a trash can. If you spit into your sink, the oil will harden and clog your pipes.

Note: coconut oil can be solid at room temperature, so you may have to wait for it to melt in your mouth before you can begin swishing.coconut oil

For best results, do this on an empty stomach.

Don’t swish too forcefully. If the muscles in your mouth become sore, lighten up for a few minutes. You may also try experimenting with less oil if the soreness continues.

It’s important to spit out the oil. You don’t want to swallow it because it is full of bacteria and nasty things.

BENEFITS OF OIL PULLING:

  • Boosts energy
  • Increases metabolism
  • Decreases joint pain
  • Decreases PMS symptoms
  • Clearer skin
  • Decreases allergies
  • Decreases headache symptoms
  • Relieves bleeding gums
  • Whitens teeth
  • Strengthens teeth, gums, and jaw
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Moisturizes lips, mouth, and throat
  • Relieves migraine headaches
  • Alleviates hormone imbalances
  • Reduces redness and swelling in bones and joints
  • May help with gastro-enteritis
  • Aids in the reduction of eczema
  • Helps support normal kidney function
  • Reduces congestion
  • Improves vision
  • Promotes normal sleep patterns
  • Relieves hangover after alcohol consumption
  • Aids in reducing discomfort
  • Helps detoxify the body

Questions?  Contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

 

Kris Gunnars. "Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil Can Transform Your Dental Health". No date. < http://authoritynutrition.com/oil-pulling-coconut-oil/ > Accessed 08 October, 2014.

Dr. Daisy Sutherland. "The Benefits of Oil Pulling". Published 17 July, 2012. < http://drmommyonline.com/the-benefits-of-oil-pulling > Accessed 08 October, 2014.

Dr. Edward F. "The Health Benefits of Oil Pulling". Published 09 April, 2011. Updated 05 March, 2014. < http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/oil-pulling/ > Accessed 08 October, 2014.

 

Turmeric: An All Natural Pain Reliever and More!

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Used for over 2,500 years, this root and spice has been safely used for centuries. A member of the same family as ginger, turmeric has become one of the most researched herbs of all time, and it's not hard to see why.turmeric Turmeric has a wide range of health benefits, and more are being discovered every day.

The benefits of turmeric include:

  • pain relief
  • reduced inflammation 
  • cancer-causing free radical protection
  • arthritis relief
  • moderated insulin levels
  • lowered cholesterol
  • a heightened immune system
  • accelerated wound healing
  • weight loss/management
  • improved digestion
  • Alzheimer's prevention
  • slowed cancer growth
  • liver detoxification
  • quickened fat metabolism
  • lessened depression
  • halted growth of blood vessels in tumors
  • psoriasis (and other skin condition) relief
  • lowers the risk of childhood leukemia
  • slows the progression of multiple sclerosis
  • high in antioxidants
  • soothed burns

Conveniently, turmeric can be taken in either a powder or capsule form. As a powder, it can be mixed in salads, dishes, or in drinks like milk. It's very versatile and gives off a lovely yellow hue.

If mixed with black pepper, turmeric's bioavailability (the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be used by the body - courtesy of dictionary.reference.com) goes up by an astounding 2000%! Together, these two spices can also reduce damage caused by peptic ulcers, while also improving memory and brain health. 

Whether taken by itself or with black pepper, turmeric is an amazing herb. The benefits multiply every day, and the testimonies with it. Below are the stories of a few of our customers and their  results with this remarkable spice.

Jimmy A: "I've been in martial arts since I was 3. Recently I broke my foot and ankle in a kick. I couldn’t walk for more than 30 minutes. My doctor told me to live with it. After 2 months of taking Salmon Oil, Cal-Mag, and Turmeric, I can swim, white water raft, rock climb, and do yoga."

Kim W: "My husband has psoriatic arthritis and went through three rounds of steroid shots that didn't work. He started taking glucosamine and turmeric, and the pain is gone! I had arthritis pain in my shoulder, neck, and arm, and couldn’t sleep. I tried turmeric, and in 4 or 5 days, I noticed a difference. Now I have more energy, less pain, and if I don’t take it, I hurt. Our entire family uses turmeric. We love it!"

Victoria V: "I am under a lot of stress and anxiety at work. I take turmeric and niacin, and now I can relax and sleep better. I rarely get headaches. I never use Tylenol or Ibuprofen anymore!"

AT NATURE'S FINEST NUTRITION we carry organic turmeric as both a powder and a capsule, with or without black pepper. For more information on this amazing root, to order, or for other questions, contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Anonymous. "20 Health Benefits of Turmeric." 1 October 2007. <http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html > Accessed 17 June, 2014.

Amy Evans. "The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric." 27 January, 2012 .<http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-turmeric# > Accessed 17 June, 2014.

Anonymous. "10 Health Benefits of Turmeric." No date. <http://www.top10homeremedies.com/kitchen-ingredients/10-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html > Accessed 17 June, 2014.

FLUORIDE: BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS

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Fluoride is a compound commonly used in pesticides and insecticides, in dissolving glass, in glue and adhesives as a preservative, and in some cases in preparation of atomic bombs. It is only slightly less toxic than arsenic. Tyrants used it historically to cause prisoners to think less clearly and keep them docile. It has been banned from most European and some Asian countries, including Germany, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Scotland, Israel, Hungary India, China, and more.

IN AMERICA, it is used in:

  • Our water supply
  • Sodas and juices
  • Soups
  • Packaged and processed foods
  • Coffee
  • Beer and wine
  • Baby formula
  • Cigarettes
  • Toothpaste
  • Anesthetics

FLUORIDE CAN CAUSE HEALTH ISSUES SUCH AS:

  • Accumulation in the body. Adults absorb 40-50% of the fluoride they ingest daily. Infants and children absorb up to 80%
  • Increased infertility, particularly in males Serious brain damage by altering mental behaviors, and even causing Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lowered IQ
  • Early puberty
  • Fetal brain damage
  • Quashed thyroid activity
  • Symptoms of arthritis
  • Damaged and weakened bones
  • Cancer
  • The breakdown of the lungs, kidneys, trachea, tendons, muscles, skin, and collagen in bones
  • Lowered energy
  • Premature aging
  • Leading the immune system to attack the tissues of the body

Fluoride Dirty Bomb - CDC Adjusts Fluoride Poisoning of America'

TO RID YOUR BODY OF FLUORIDE, there are several herbal detoxes to choose from.

  1. GNLD’s Heavy Metal Cleanse (Alfalfa, Beta-Gard, and NeoLax)
  2. NSP’s Heavy Metal Detox
  3. Cilantro
  4. Liver Cleanse Formula

 

For information on the aforementioned products or our Berkey Water Filters that will remove fluoride and other toxins, call us at (423) 899-8422 or visit our website (naturesfinestnutrition.com).

 

 

 

 

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Michaels, Ann Marie. "Top 10 Dangers of Fluoride." 26 December 2011. Cheeseslave.com <http://www.cheeseslave.com/top-10-dangers-of-fluoride/ > Accessed 26 October 2013.

Aloe Vera- The Miracle Plant

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Historically, Aloe Vera has been described in writings in many different cultures, including the Greek, Egyptian, and Roman eras. References have also been found in writings from the Indian and Chinese early cultures. Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries: its therapeutic advantages and healing properties surviving for over 4000 years. The earliest record of Aloe Vera is a Sumerian tablet dating from 2100 BC. Aloe Vera's Historical Benefits: 

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  • Digestive tract irritations
  • Ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver& spleen health
  • Colon
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bladder/kidney infections
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Heartburn
  • Heart disease
  • HIV
  • Immune suppression
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney disease
  • Leg cramps
  • Skin health
  • Upset stomach or nausea
  • Tumors

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Why Aloe Vera Plus?

  • Glycemic Edge Technology - Sweetened with fruit to ensure quick, sustained energy.
  • 3x Herbal Tea Blend - A blend of Ginseng, Chamomile, and Passion Flower that has been shown to help relax, soothe, and It also balances inflammation, improves appetite and digestion, reduces flatulence, calms spasms, increases stamina and endurance, boosts cognitive function, lowers blood pressure, and more!
  • Gel Only - NeoLife uses only the gel (the active ingredient) in the Aloe plant. This ensures maximum efficacy. Aloe Vera Plus provides the highest quality and purity available.
  • Electrolytes - Potassium and Magnesium for balanced metabolic support, especially in the nervous and cardiovascular systems
  • Vitamin C - Aloe Vera Plus provides 170% of the daily value for this vitamin for added heart, skin, and antioxidant support

Client Testimonies:

Cindy R. I had poor digestion, a rash on my leg, and pain in my knees. I started taking Aloe, Salmon Oil, Tre, and Intestinal Soothe & Build and I felt so much better! Within 6 months, my triglycerides dropped 50 pts!  I plan to stay on these products. They really work!

Mark R. I have had stomach problems for years. Two and a half years ago, I started taking Nexium. Now I’m on Beta-Gest and Aloe, and am doing better than ever. My whole family is taking supplements.

Leighton T. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. The Aloe and Intestinal Soothe and Build help me so much with healing and rebuilding.

Thesa M.  I have had heartburn for weeks. After ½ oz of Aloe I had complete relief.

Mark J.  I got food poisoning. My fever ran 103 and I couldn’t eat at all. I took GNLD’s Aloe and it made me well. Now I use it for acid reflux. It tastes delicious!

Linda B. One Thanksgiving Day I burned myself when cooking.  My husband put GNLD Aloe Vera on the burn, and it took away the pain and left no scar.

We have had tremendous success using Aloe Vera for a number of health issues and have a plethora of satisfied customers. If you have any questions about Aloe, feel free to contact us by phone at  (423) 899-8422 or at our website, naturesfinestnutrition.com.

 

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Root, Planet Green, Jessica.  "40 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera!"  03 January 2012.  HowStuffWorks.com. <http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/amazing-aloe-vera.htm>  23 April 2014.

Adams, Mike "the Health Ranger". "The aloe vera miracle: A natural medicine for cancer, cholesterol, diabetes,  inflammation, IBS and otherhealth conditions." 21 May 2007. NaturalNews.com <http://www.naturalnews.com/021858.html#> Accessed 23 April 2014

The Cholesterol Scam

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Here are a few surprising facts about cholesterol:pills• Those with high cholesterol run the same risk of heart disease as people with low cholesterol. • The human body needs cholesterol to be healthy. • LDL and HDL are not types of cholesterol, but lipoproteins that transport cholesterol through the blood stream.

Here are some facts about statin drugs, the medications often prescribed for lowering cholesterol. • Statins are prescribed with the promise of offsetting the risk of heart disease. In reality, they’re HUGE moneymakers for the health industry. The top three most common are Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor. Lipitor alone pulls in $8 billion a year. • One out of five people who take these drugs experiences their side effects. • The FDA has reported that statins raise blood pressure and cause memory loss. Yet they leave them on the market. • After a simple blood test reveals high cholesterol, millions of healthy people are put on statins to prevent heart attack or stroke—a practice called primary prevention—meaning there are millions taking a drug they don’t need. • Statins block the creation of enzyme COQ10, which is an antioxidant found and needed in every cell of the body.

What’s more, in a study, French women between 60 and 75 with cholesterol levels of 160 were 5 times more susceptible to heart disease versus women the same age with a cholesterol level of 260.

Here are some side effects of statin drugs: • muscle pain • fatigue • exercise intolerance (muscles too painful and weak to exercise) • memory loss • tingling, numbness or burning pain in limbs • irritability • sleep problems • sexual dysfunction • cancer • stroke • diabetes • autoimmune diseases • digestive problems • kidney disease • liver isssues • lung problems • weight gain

For information on a natural supplement for cholesterol, called Chole Cosanol, contact us by phone (423) 899-8422 or at our website. We'd be happy to help!

 

Kim, Ben Dr. “What Most Doctors Won’t Tell You About Cholesterol.” Dr Ben Kim.com. n.p. 14 July 2011. http://drbenkim.com/articles-cholesterol.html Accessed 15 April 2014.

Plotner, Becky. “Statin Sales Scam.” Nourishing Plot.com. n.p. 4, February, 2011. http://nourishingplot.com/2014/02/04/statin-sales-scam/ Accessed 15, April 2014.

Teitelbaum, Jacob M.D. “Are Cholesterol Medications Really Just A Scam?” Huffington Post.com. 3 August 2011 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-teitelbaum-md/statins-cholesterol_b_910841.html Accessed 15, April 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar (with "The Mother")

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Most people know that apple cider vinegar with the mother (a naturally-occurring bacterial foam containing enzymes and minerals) is beneficial to their health, but not how. Here’s a list of the many benefits and below that, a list of practical uses and directions.  

HEALTH BENEFITS:

• Improves digestion • Speeds metabolism • Encourages weight loss • Regulates pH levels • Deodorizes the body • Balances blood sugar levels • Detoxifies the body • Supports circulation • Provides energyacv • Cleanses the liver • Fights and kills Candida • Reduces heartburn • Lowers bad cholesterol • Eases arthritis • Decreases blood pressure • Reverses skin conditions such as acne • Soothes sore throats • Prevents muscle fatigue after exercise • Increases stamina • Fights allergies • Prevents bladder stones and UTIs • Controls blood sugar levels • Opens nasal passages • Eliminates leg cramps

 

PRACTICAL USES: • An effective, yet gentle all-purpose cleaner.

• Cures hiccups. A spoonful stops them in their tracks.

• A mouth rinse to whiten teeth and eliminate bad breath.

• Fade bruises. Dab the bruise with Apple Cider Vinegar or use a compress.

• Salad dressing! Make a half and half mixture with olive oil for a tasty, zingy flavor.

• Make your hair shine by mixing ½ tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar with a cup of cold water and rinse through your hair after shampooing.

• Remove skin tags. Dab a cotton ball with Apple Cider Vinegar on the skin tag two or three times daily. The skin tag will turn black and fall of painlessly in a few days.

• Get rid of warts! Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar then fasten it over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The wart will fall off. Continue treatment for a few days to ensure the wart doesn’t return.

• Soothes sunburn. Add Apple Cider Vinegar to your bath and soak for ten minutes.

• Repels fleas. Spray and rub into your pet’s fur. Do this for several days.

• Use it to clean toilets. Pour Apple Cider Vinegar into the bowl and let it sit overnight. The acid will scrub the inside of the toilet clean. Flush in the morning.

• Eliminate dandruff. Apply a half and half mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water and apply to the scalp. Allow this to sit for an hour or two, then rinse.

 

Have any questions or other suggestions? Any other ways you use Apple Cider Vinegar in your home? Let us know! We'd love to hear about it.

Comment below, contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422, or email us at (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). You can also check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sources:

Leah Webber. "Apple Cider Benefits." Published 13 March, 2014. < http://www.livestrong.com/article/377670-apple-cider-benefits/ > Accessed 09 April, 2014.

Alyssa Jung "13+ Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar." No date. < http://www.rd.com/slideshows/apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/#slideshow=slide14 > Accessed 09 April, 2014.

Jawairia Zafar, OCT. "Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits." Updated 24 June, 2014. < http://www.homeremediesweb.com/apple_cider_vinegar_health_benefits.php > Accessed 09 April, 2014.

Lisa Mitchell. "15 Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day." Published 21 August, 2012. < http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5875/15-Reasons-to-Use-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Every-Day.html > Accessed 09 April, 2014

Is Menopause Driving You Crazy?

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Here are some natural solutions.

Menopause is a natural phase of life. It occurs when the ovaries cease to produce estrogen and cause several symptoms, the most common of which are hot flashes. There are also mood swings, dry membranes, nervousness, and fatigue.

When we consume the standard American diet, consisting of so-called “junk,” processed, and packaged foods, we are not getting the nutrients our body needs, and our endocrine gland system is put out of balance. Were it balanced, the adrenal glands would make a chemical replacement for the estrogen our bodies no longer make. Thus there would be no symptoms.

Most women go to their doctor to get put on synthetic estrogen. These medications, whether it is the patch or some of the known cancer-causing pills, are only a quick fix.  They do not heal the endocrine gland system. They merely cover up menopausal symptoms, causing more harm than good.

 

Here are three simple steps to put your system back in balance.

  1. Balance your hormones. Begin with the NeoLife glandular program. It consists of Formula IV, Premium Protein, and their Multi Mineral. These will heal and balance your endocrine gland system and cause your adrenal glands to start producing a completely natural estrogen replacement.
  2. Use the correct herbs. To target hot flashes specifically, take NSP Flash Ease. It consists of herbs containing several natural types of estrogen that a woman’s body needs. For both natural estrogen and progesterone, take NSP C-X. It soothes the entire glandular system and will ease menopausal symptoms.
  3. Supplement with the right progesterone. The Restored Balance Cream is a progesterone cream that naturally provides all the chemicals a woman’s body needs to function properly during menopause.

 

Testimonies:

 “About 30 years ago I had fibroid tumors and other female problems.  The doctors recommended a hysterectomy.  I came to see Jim and started on a nutritional program, including Female Corrective Herbs.  The fibroids shrunk!  I never had a hysterectomy, and never had my tubes tied.  After that I conceived and had two more children!”

-Victoria G.

 

 “I used to wake up all throughout the night, sweating – my hormones were off. I chose to use Flash Ease and now I can sleep all night long. I am so happy! It really does work.”

-Tina R.

 

 For more information on how you can purchase the listed products, visit our website, naturesfinestnutrition.com for more information.

Things You Didn't Know About the Liver

There are at least 561 known functions of the liver. Here are a few:

  • Converts food into energy.
  • Average weight is 3 1/2 pounds.
  •  Converts beta-carotene into vitamin A.liver
  • Filters and discards estrogen from the blood stream. However, a weak or toxic liver is not always able to do so. The mutated estrogen goes back to do its job, but cannot function properly, so it causes problems in the bones, breast, uterus and ovaries. So although the part of the body has the symptoms, the issue usually originates within the liver.

Symptoms of a weak liver are:

  • Flatulence
  • Hypoglycemia
  • periodic discomfort in the right side
  • poor night vision.

It is important to note that a stressed liver will over-produce cholesterol.  Cholesterol medicine is designed to slow down the function of the liver so it will produce less cholesterol, but it ends up slowing down all its functions.   

Also, often before there are symptoms, the liver is both toxic and weak

Some herbal recommendations to put your liver back in balance are*:

  1. Liver Cleanse – The first choice. It cleanses and restores liver function, if having hormonal induced problems.
  2. Chinese Mood Elevator – Cirrhosis, strengthens liver.
  3. Chinese Liver Balance – Liver stress and inflammation.
  4. Gall Bladder Formula – Soothes bloating and gas, supports the liver, and stimulates function.
  5. Milk Thistle Combination – Detoxifies and builds liver.
  6. Cascara Sagrada – Encourages increased secretion of bile.
  7. Dandelion – Nourishes the liver and purifies blood.
  8. Fennel – Contains potassium, sulfur, and sodium.
  9. Safflowers – Aids sluggish liver.
  10. Saw Palmetto – Cleanses bacteria in liver.
  11. White Oak Bark – Helps prevent infection. Normalizes liver function.
  12. Yellowdock – Used to support liver during hepatitis.

*To order the listed products, go to our website at http://www.naturesfinestnutrition.com/ and click the tab labeled "ORDER". From there, click "Nature's Sunshine Products" to begin placing your purchase or continue to our website for other contact/purchasing information.