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Reversing Disease

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Health, whether good or bad, doesn’t just happen right before the symptom! Poor nutrition over a period of years will develop stages of a disease until a symptom appears and reversal of that disease will require lifestyle changes including improved stages of nutritional intake as well as a detoxification program and hormonal balancing over time.
Heavy metals in the body are believed to cause illnesses such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes, circulatory disorders, neuropathies, Alzheimer's disease, ADD, ADHD, Bipolar, Autism, Parkinson's, and atherosclerosis, to name a few. Heavy metals and toxins cannot penetrate a healthy cell membrane produced by a healthy and properly nourished body very easily.

A healthy cell membrane is made of Omega-3, 6, and 9, cholesterol, and Arachadonic Acid. When we remove the Omega-3 from our diet, the body cannot make this long chain fatty acid. In order for the body to survive, it must make something to take the place of Omega-3s and that is a Short Chain Trans Fatty Acid. This Short Chain Trans Fat is called HDL and LDL, cholesterol. This is bad and worse cholesterol.
Just plain cholesterol, not HDL or LDL, is at the top of the hormone pathway and is very necessary for good health. When your body is producing short chain fatty acids because your body is lacking the intake of Omega-3s, the cells that are produced with the Short Chain Trans Fats, are unhealthy and have a weakened cell membrane and are easily penetrated by heavy metals and unknown pathogens.
This is one explanation why disease begins in stages, beginning at an early age. Symptoms may manifest well after the disease has developed. If you were eating processed foods as well as poorly supplementing your body, you were most likely producing unhealthy cells. Those cells were splitting and making duplicate unhealthy cells.
If you were a young mother who herself was producing unhealthy cells, your baby would have a greater chance of being born with unhealthy cells. It was at this stage, about 50 years ago, that the exponential explosion took place in the appearance of neurological diseases. Unhealthy processed foods began to be produced 50 years ago; at that time, neurological diseases were not well known.
When we see that disease develops in stages, it then is understandable that any reversal of a disease would have to begin in stages. Our body reproduces one percent of our cells on a daily basis; this means that we could theoretically renew ourselves in about 90-days.
The question is this: Do we want to renew our cells with unhealthy nutrients in our body that will make unhealthy cells, or do we want healthy nutrients so we may produce healthy cells?

Increasing Omega-3s
We have to begin this reversal by increasing the Omega-3s in our system with the foods we eat and the supplements we take. Research shows that Acai, Goji berry mix juice, has an additional benefit besides being a high antioxidant – it has an ability to help the Omega-3s absorb better. Acai, Goji berry juice is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid that helps Omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane, which assists in reducing the inflammatory state.

Benefits of Acai and Goji with Omega-3
Our body controls the degree of inflammation by producing anti-inflammatory substances that damp down the pro-inflammatory signals; because we do not take in enough Omega-3s, this mechanism fails us. The mix of Acai berry with Goji berry juice can help the absorption of the Omega-3s. This makes it easier for the Omega-3s you do take in to assist the dampening down of the inflammation and in the returning your body to homeostasis. Homeostasis requires that all components of the negative feedback loop of our immune system be in working order.

The Body’s Yin and Yang
Omega-3s and -6s are the body's “yin” and “yang”. Yin and yang is an oriental conceptualization of opposing forces that complement each other. The two vie for space in our cells, brain, and nerve endings, and they produce different hormone messengers. They compete for the same enzymes, so consuming processed food containing Omega-6s can keep the Omega-3s in your body from doing their job, when Omega-3 does not outnumber the Omega-6.

Besides improving health, we address combating mood swings and obesity, by fighting inflammation with pristine Omega-3 fatty acid gel caps. We can counter the kind of inflammation associated with obesity. A major problem of the modern obesity causing diets, often overlooked, is that the natural inflammation-fighting components of processed food have been removed. People with lower blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids are more apt to have a negative outlook and to be more impulsive, while those with higher levels typically are more agreeable and less likely to exhibit a sour mood.
It’s true that our food supply is loaded with concentrated high calorie ingredients, like added sugar and added fats, but also the Omega-3s have been removed from those processed foods. Omega-3s do not have a long shelf-life and therefore manufacturers removed them to make their food last longer on the shelf.
Our body is not able to produce Omega-3s, or to turn other kinds of fat into Omega-3s. We have to get Omega-3s from food and supplementation, such as fish, green leafy vegetables, and some nuts, beans, and seeds. We can also take Pristine Omega-3 gel caps to insure the quality of the Omega-3 until it reaches the stomach acid where it can begin to benefit the body.
At first, science thought that Omega-3s acted like aspirin to reduce the levels of inflammatory mediators. Recent research has shown that Omega-3s do far more. The mechanisms of their protective anti-inflammatory effects extend beyond that of aspirin. They are natural and intrinsic components of numerous complex regulatory systems in the cells of our bodies. Conditions in which Omega-3 fats have a proven value, either for treatment or prevention, includes arthritis, colitis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart arrhythmias, asthma, dementia, depression, and schizophrenia.
Drugs will not fix this problem. The problem with drugs is that there aren’t any that do the right thing when it comes to inflammation. Drugs that are used to treat the kind of inflammation associated with pain, like aspirin and ibuprofen, don’t act on the part of inflammation that produces hormone resistance. At high doses, they cause fluid retention.

Hormone’s Role in Inflammation
Under the influence of chronic inflammation, hormones that should function to protect your health are thrown into disarray. As their levels increase, they begin to destroy your health, encouraging weight gain, emotional problems, and more inflammation. If you have a chronic weight problem, this is the vicious cycle you face whenever you try to lose weight and keep it off and become healthy.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that weight problems or poor health cannot be partially the result of hormones. Your body is totally dependent upon hormones and when they misfire due to their disarray, this creates a disease state. Breaking the vicious cycle of obesity and poor health, inflammation and hormone disruption, is a hormonal and nutritional challenge.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has slightly more public awareness today versus 15 to 20 years ago when our wellness industry began trying to bring awareness to the dangers of synthetic hormones and promote the use of our wellness industry BHRT. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, nervousness, chills, hot flashes, and the many more symptoms of PMS can be helped when there is proper testing and application of BHRT.
Biologically active “Free” testosterone and estrogen are two of the major hormones that are in your bloodstream. This is one reason why a blood sample is “not” an accurate method of hormone testing. The blood is centrifuged and this removes the red and white blood cells, which contain the biologically free hormones; so this means biologically free hormones can’t possibly be measured. Additionally, a blood sample is only a brief second of time and can’t possibly relate what is taking place all month long with the rise and fall of hormones during a woman’s cycle. The proper test is an 11-panel saliva test, taken over a one-month time frame. Every woman cycles from the time she has her first period until she dies. Every woman is different and there is no one-size-fit-all program.
A man requires four saliva samples taken in the course of one day, due to the fact that men do not cycle. The saliva samples are all collected, frozen, and sent to the laboratory. A compounding pharmacist would then produce micronized lozenges after he reviewed the tests for women. The lozenges would be designed specifically for that person. The lozenges are placed under the tongue during the days of the month as directed for the cycle to return the system to balance. No bioidentical hormone replacement therapy creams should be utilized for women. Hormones delivered in this manner collect in the fat and muscle tissue and in a period of one year or less you will begin to suffer new symptoms because of the high levels collected in the body. In the case of a woman using the estrogen or progesterone creams, if she were smearing the cream on her body and came into contact with a male, the cream on her skin would penetrate his. This can lead to things like impotence in the male. However, the male (if he was determined to be low in testosterone) would be given a specifically-designed testosterone cream to place in an obscure place between the scrotum and the leg, out of reach from his female counter part.

Antioxidants are Important
A good health program must also include increasing your immune system by taking verifiable antioxidants.
Antioxidants are our first line of defense. Building your immune system is healthy for the entire body because it helps us to rid our body of free radicals. Understand that free radicals not only damage us on the inside, but they also damage our skin as well, which speeds up the aging process. Part of the aging process is that the body manufactures less and less antioxidants as we age. Increasing the antioxidants in our body helps us keep the free radicals in constant check.
Free radicals are caused by a host of things like the environment we live in, smoking, poor nutrition, and stress. Even metabolism itself creates free radicals, so taking additional antioxidants is very important to maintain good health and longevity.

Experts have shown that almost every health problem - from learning disorders to cancer and heart disease - is aggravated by the approximately 1,000 times increase in levels of heavy metals in our body. Human exposure to heavy metals has risen dramatically in the last 50 years as a result of an exponential increase in the use of heavy metals in industrial processes and personal care products.
There is now a great deal of information available that tells us in no uncertain terms that toxic metals and chemicals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, insecticides, and pesticides are a causative factor in many cases of autistic spectrum disorders such as ADD, ADHD, and Autism.
Also, there has been research that shows a link between aluminum hydroxide used in vaccines and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Alzheimer’s.
We must realize the damage that the heavy metals and toxins have caused and will continue to cause if we do not remove them. But, when we begin to remove them we also remove some of the good nutrients in the body. This makes it very important to improve the immune system first, before attempting to remove the heavy metals and toxins.
The Detoxification Program begins with a forensic hair analysis to determine what levels of toxins and heavy metals there are in your body. This provides a base line of measure to compare when the six-month Detoxification Program is complete. After completing the program, a new forensic hair analysis will be performed to compare to the first. Any additional toxin or heavy metal removal will be determined by the second test.
Our Detoxification Program consists of (Ethylene Diamine Tetra-acetic Acid) “EDTA” suppository chelation therapy. Delivery in this manner allows for the slow absorption of the EDTA into the system. It is this slow absorption that allows EDTA to cross the brain barrier.
Chelation is the process by which a metal or mineral, such as calcium deposits, are bonded to another substance, such as amino acids. It is a natural process, basic to life itself. When using this therapy, the EDTA will infuse and bond with unwanted metals, toxins, and mineral deposits in the body and quickly carry them away through the waste system.
EDTA accomplishes removal of these poisonous toxins from your body safely, very effectively, and most importantly, affordably and in the convenience of your own home. The suppositories adapt well with children because it is inserted rectally, just before they go to bed at night.
EDTA is a synthetic amino acid (amino acids are the building blocks of protein) and is approximately one third as toxic to the body as aspirin. Chelation therapy with EDTA was first introduced into medicine in the U.S. in 1948 as a treatment for the lead poisoning of workers in a battery factory. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Navy advocated chelation for sailors who had absorbed lead while painting government ships and facilities.
Traditional medical industry chelation therapy uses an intravenous drip, and is administered in an outpatient setting. The number of treatments varied and was based on what the doctor implied. The average therapy is given one to three times a week for 20 to 30 treatments and can be quite expensive and certainly inconvenient. In most cases, it is difficult to get children to remain still for the two to three hours, assuming they will allow a needle inserted into their vein.
Good health, in order to aging younger and to insure disease free longevity, requires several stages of daily maintenance of the body. Sickness and disease started years earlier with poorly develop habits, often through lack of education in the area of good health and the easily available fast foods and beverages that slowly wreck the body over time. Review last month’s article on the proper water intake, because it is the very basics of life.

David and Stephanie Tippie are Directors of the Anti-Aging Clinic Assoc., Inc. in Florida. They have 20 years research background in the wellness industry. They assembled a like-minded team including MDs, Pharmacists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Clinical Psychologists, Nutritionists, Natural Paths, Chemists, aestheticians, and various Clinicians. Their vision was to develop new and effective age rejuvenation treatments for the baby boomer market who want to be as healthy on the inside and as beautiful on the outside as they can be. They formulated safe natural alternatives for tightening skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing stress, balancing blood sugar, and balancing hormones. For more information, please call 954-742-4430, or visit www.livelonger123.com.


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