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Choose Wellness --Oct/08
October 04, 2008

Greetings All and Welcome to this 'Choose Wellness' Newsletter.

Well, after three wonderful months spent travelling around the UK, we are now home again and settling back in to some sort of routine. While tracing our family roots, not only in Suffolk but in many other parts of the UK (it seems all our forebears originated from the UK) we met many wonderful people who afforded us great hospitality, we soaked up the beautiful English and Scottish countryside and had many memorable experiences.

Here I am at Ann Hathaway's Cottage - it depicts so well the many very old and fascinating cottages of which there are so many in England. I just loved all the gardens which are so different from those we are used to in Brisbane.

You can click on the photo to see more about our trip and I will be adding more detailed information about some of the places we visited so check back from time to time.

This month I have a couple of exciting products to tell you about.

Just Like Sugar®

Have just discovered a great safe, natural alternative to sugar, "Just Like Sugar®" which is made from inulin, a dietary fibre obtained from chicory root. It has many benefits and is a great option for people who are not allowed sugar, diabetics or those who choose a calorie restricted diet.

There are no harmful chemicals or additives, it has no effect on blood glucose, it tastes delicious, is great for baking, doesn't promote tooth decay and has no bitter aftertaste. Certainly worth a try.

"Sugar, and high fructose corn syrup, is addictive. The more you eat the more you want. Excess sugar consumption is linked to numerous diseases such as obesity, kidney stones, heart disease, dental cavities and osteoporosis."

Try an alternative - 'Just Like Sugar®' would be hard to beat.

Fantastic New Product Release from Mannatech

Mannatech, the Company that brought us Ambrotose and several other top quality natural supplements has just released their latest product 'BounceBack™'. Revolutionary BounceBack™ capsules contain natural ingredients that work together to provide temporary relief from mild knee pain and stiffness, may help reduce bruising, swelling and inflammation from minor injuries or after an operation. Contains the powerful anti-oxidant resveratrol and Mexican wild yam which has traditionally been used for the relief of muscular cramps and spasms.

BounceBack™ helps aid the body’s natural recovery process and supports the body’s general health and wellbeing, ensuring the body’s movements are sustained so that it causes less discomfort when doing everyday activities. The product has been specially formulated for those who lead active lifestyles and want to support their bodies with something extra that will take care of those aches & pains or offer relief to muscular cramps, spasms or swelling.

And's not just for those leading an active life - maybe if you weren't experiencing so much pain you would be more active. BounceBack™ could help.

I can't give you my personal testimony yet but I am about to start taking the product and will let you know next month if I am feeling any benefit. Some of the comments from people who are already using the product are:

  • "Joint pain is gone"
  • "I have more energy"
  • "I can exercise harder and longer without stiffness"
  • "I am burning more calories"

I can't give you a direct link to purchase the product but if you would like to try BounceBack™, just get back to me or click on the image to find out more about Mannatech.
In my last newsletter I referred to a warning by Prince Charles of 'an environmental disaster' in which he accused agrochemical firms of conducting a 'gigantic experiment with nature and the whole of humanity which has gone seriously wrong'. The Prince said relying on gigantic corporations for the mass production of food would threaten supplies and the future of small farmers.

You can access those comments here.

The latest National Trust Magazine features an interview with HRH The Prince of Wales in which he discusses his 'interest in celebrating the culture of food'. I thought I would give you his answer to just one of the questions he was asked "How crucial is it to Your Royal Highness that food is grown sustainably and organically; and how important is the link between food and environmentally sustainable farming methods?"

His answer: and I quote "Vital on both counts! I know that your readers will expect me to support organic farming - after all it is what I have practised for 22 years at Highgrove. But they might be interested to hear what the UN scientists are saying at the current time. Only the other week the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development - a unique collaboration of international scientists - published a report which basically condemned industrialised agriculture, challenging the claims that GM is necessary to feed the world and said that if we continue as we are there will be growing food shortages, and worse. As one of the authors said 'We have to make food more affordable and nutritious without degrading the land.'

And last year, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation published a report which challenged the oft-repeated claim that organic farming cannot feed the world. Let me just tell you what an FAO official said when the report was published: "The strongest benefits of organic agriculture are its reliance on fossil-fuel-independent, locally available resources that incur minimal agro-ecological stresses and are cost effective." It is said that industrialised food is the only way to have cheap food. But it isn't cheap if you take into account the huge social and environmental costs that are excluded from the calculations. Any analysis of the real costs would have to look at such things as the rise in food-borne illnesses, the advent of pathogens such as E.coli 0157, antibiotic resistance from the overuse of drugs in animal feed, extensive water pollution from intensive agricultural systems and many other factors. These are costs that society is paying, even if it isn't reflected in the price of food.

If we are serious about feeding the world and, to be honest, about mankind's long-term future on this planet, we have to find a way to respect nature's limits. And we have to promote actively the health of crops and livestock, rather than merely suppressing disease. This is what organic farming does."


I just received this article and thought I should share it with you because of its relevance to the above:

Some very powerful points here from the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, made at the opening of the High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals at the U.N. in New York.

Here are some pertinent extracts and you can read the full article here.

9. It is clear that the world food crisis is increasing social tensions and bringing about a significant rise in extreme poverty...

11. The World Bank has concluded that 75 per cent of the increase in food prices stems from the production of biofuels and factors related to rapidly growing demand for biofuels.

(Remember that Monsanto has been at the very heart of the biofuels lobby.)

14. The essential purpose of food, which is to nourish people, has been subordinated to the economic aims of a handful of multinational corporations that monopolize all aspects of food production, from seeds to major distribution chains, and they have been the prime beneficiaries of the world crisis. A look at the figures for 2007, when the world food crisis began, shows that corporations such as Monsanto and Cargill, which control the cereals market, saw their profits increase by 45 and 60 per cent, respectively...

Henry Ford once said:

"Think you can, think you can't; either way you'll be right."

You and I are exactly what we think we are, good, bad or indifferent. So why should we settle for the bad or indifferent?

How do you start your day? What are the first words you say to yourself as you get out of bed?

Thanks to Martin Avis for this little tip:

Tell yourself: "This morning, I am feeling great. I'm full of energy. I'm a huge success and wonderful opportunities are lying at my feet ready for me to take full advantage of."

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'

Best wishes

Jane PS My apologies to those of you who are not able to access the images - I've kept them to a minimum.

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