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Choose Wellness -- June/08
June 10, 2008
Welcome to the 'Choose Wellness' Newsletter for June, an exciting time in this household as Geoff and I count down to 'lift-off' day for our 'trip of a lifetime' to the UK. This will be our first visit to the 'land of our ancestors'.
We will be recording our adventures as we research our Suffolk roots. You will be able to come along with us on our journey as we explore the many villages and landmarks that we have heard about for years. Just follow along with us at http://www.tracing-suffolk-roots.com - it will be an interactive site so we'd love you to leave your comments and share your own experiences with us.
A special 'hello' to all those new friends who have joined my list since the last issue. Welcome aboard.
As you know I am a firm believer that adding good quality natural supplements to our diet is very beneficial but I know that there are many people who still believe that there is no need to take nutritional supplements.
However, according to an authoritative study just published in The Nutrition Journal, avid dietary supplement users who, on average, take 17 different supplements daily, were judged to be far healthier than adults who just take a single supplement such as a common multivitamin, or who don't take dietary supplements at all.
You can read the full article by Bill Sardi here.
We have always been advised that calcium is important for our bone health ... but!
Could you be taking too much of a good thing?
Calcium serves many functions in the body, but the main one is to form the structures that give our bones and teeth their strength and shape. As we get older, our bones start to thin out bit by bit, so they become less dense, more brittle, and more likely to break. When this thinning advances to a certain point, it's called osteoporosis. Each year in the United States there are 1.5 million bone fractures associated with osteoporosis, and 250,000 of those breaks will involve a hip. Research is now questioning the link between calcium and strong bones. It seems that there may have been too much emphasis placed on the value of calcium in preventing osteoporosis.
I received an interesting article recently which you can read by clicking on the link.
Real Help for Cancer?
In this report researchers describe the most convincing cancer cure ever announced.
Sounds to me like good validation for adding glyconutrients to our diet!
Please, if you have a story to share about how glyconutrients have helped you, I would love to hear from you.
Now for the really serious stuff! ---- 'Laughter being the best medicine' here are a couple of cartoons that I hope will give you a laugh...
... and, I hope you haven't gotten to this situation yet!
A couple of health tips for you...
Research has shown that refined sugar can upset the mineral relationships in your body; causing chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Dyes and chemicals used to flavor and preserve junk food, require a lot of extra vitamins and minerals from the body just to metabolize and detoxify them. Because junk food has no nutrients in it, the body must use its precious stores of nutrients to digest junk food.
The next Choose Wellness news will come to you from the UK. Can't be sure quite when, or even if, but maybe when I'm relaxing on the narrow boat travelling the Llongollen Canal or housesitting in Birmingham, I may get the July issue out to you.
PS. A big 'Thank You' to Suzanne McGregor from Travel Counsellors for all the time and effort she has given in helping us plan our trip. I met Suzanne quite by chance and I would recommend her services to anyone planning any travel. Suzanne works for herself as an independent Owner with Travel Counsellors Pty Ltd. Check out her website.
Please continue to share this Choose Wellness Newsletter with your family, friends and business associates - the more the merrier!
I welcome your questions, comments or requests so please contact me if you have anything you'd like to contribute or any questions.
Until then keep well and remember
'healthy cells = healthy bodies'
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