Omega-3

There is More to Omega-3 than Heart Health

During the month of February, we’ve mostly discussed cardiovascular health for Heart Disease Awareness Month and thus we’ve touched on the benefits of incorporating Omega-3 in ones diet to promote cardiovascular health. However, more and more we are finding that consuming Omega-3 can benefit more than just the heart. Omega-3 has been known to also help with joint health, inflammation, mental, and prenatal health.

An article on Nutraingredients that talked about a study conducted on pregnant women who were given prenatal supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. Although many studies have already found that consuming DHA during pregnancy can help with visual and neurological development in infants, this study found that DHA also has great benefits on the overall health of the pregnancy. Specifically, the study which was led by Professor Susan Carlson from the University of Kansas, found that mothers given 600 milligrams of DHA throughout the pregnancy had babies who were less likely to be low birth weight and/or born before 34 weeks of gestation.1 Delivering a healthy baby at full term has many benefits not only for the child but also the entire family, which can mean less delivery complications and shorter hospital stays.

What’s really great about this specific study is that it will follow the infants whose mothers were taking the prenatal DHA supplementation through their early childhood in order to truly determine the overall benefits of DHA on a child’s neurological development and general health. The mothers and infants who were given the DHA supplementation will continue to be assessed at regular intervals until the children are 6yrs old. Since previous studies have already determined that omega-3 helps with a newborns cognitive and intellectual development, this study could truly demonstrate the benefits of omega-3 on a child’s intelligence over the long run.

This study goes to show that it’s never too early to start thinking about the health of your children. Also, that continued consumption of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids is vital to our health. To start getting your dose of essential fatty acids, such as Omega-3, try Ultimate Multi-EFA, a new, smaller and easy to swallow capsule ideal for children.

Remember it’s never too early to start a journey to optimal health!

Safety of Supplements

Are supplements safe?  When you see minerals like arsenic, lead, aluminum, listed in the Youngevity products does it make you wonder?  Listen to what Dr. Wallach has to say.

Dr. Wallach on the Safety of supplements

Also; for a better understanding of why plant derived minerals are safe and metallic/elemental minerals are not go to Plant Derived Minerals.

90 Essential Nutrients

There are 90 Essential Nutrients required for optimal health and longevity.

Dr. Wallach discusses the 90 essential nutrients

For optimal health we need:

–        60 Minerals

–        16 Vitamins

–        12 Amino Acids

–         2 – 3 EFA’s

 “99% of American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.”
U.S. Senate Document #264

You must give your body all the raw materials it requires to maintain and rebuild itself.  Raw materials are so vital to your health, but can be very hard to find.  Centuries of mining, farming, irrigation, and acid rain have eroded life giving minerals from our soil.  These mineral-deficient soils are then used to grow and cultivate our food.  Because of this, our food is lacking in essential minerals.  In fact Dr. Wallach has stated, “One sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history… You get all the nutrition you need from the four basic food groups.”

All Youngevity products are formulated and designed with that in mind.  Our products are packed with the finest plant derived minerals available.  There are always imitations vying for your attention but when it comes to your health don’t accept any  imitations.  There are no quick-fixes, no silver bullets, and no shortcuts.

“The only way you can heal your body is to give it the 90 Essential Nutrients daily that it needs to rebuild and maintain itself over time.”  – Dr. Joel Wallach

US Department of Agriculture Center for Policy and Promotion. Nutrition Insight 37, “Diet quality of Americans in 1994-96 and 2001-02. August 2008. Available at .)

Nutritional Deficiency Diseases

Here are just a few examples of over 900 diseases that can result from nutritional deficiencies.

Disease

Primary Nutrients Missing

Acne: Essential Fatty Acids, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Zinc
ADD/ADHD: Enzymes, Chromium, Vanadium
Arthritis: Calcium, Copper, Boron, Essential Fatty Acids, Germanium, Vitamin B-6, Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfates
Asthma: EFA’s, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium
Birth Defects: Folic Acid, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper
Cancer: Selenium, Germanium, Cesium, Antioxidants
Eczema: Biotin, Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Lithium, Vitamin B Complex, Zinc
Gray Hair: Copper
Infertility: Chromium, Essential Fatty Acids, Lithium, Manganese, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc, Cholesterol, Amino Acids
Memory Loss: Folic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin B-1, Zinc
Nervousness: Calcium, Boron, Iodine, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin D
Osteoporosis: Calcium, Boron, Germanium, Vitamin K, Magnesium
Receding Gums: Calcium, Magnesium , Boron
Sexual Dysfunction: Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, Iodine, Cholesterol
Wrinkles: Copper, Sulfur

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the missing essential nutrients.  There are many other nutrients that are required to help in the absorption and utilization of these vitamins and minerals.  It is intended as a reference of the primary missing nutrients only.

Youngevity Founder Joel D. Wallach Awarded 2011 Klaus Schwarz Commemorative Medal

– San Francisco Business Times

Prestigious Scientific Award Recognizes Discovery of Selenium-Cystic Fibrosis Link

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Jan 4. 2012

SAN DIEGO, Jan 4. 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AL International (www.alintjcof.com) (JCOF-PK) and direct seller of lifestyle and nutritional products and gourmet healthy coffee, proudly announced that its founder, Dr. Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND is the 2011 recipient of the Klaus Schwarz Commemorative Medal. This prestigious award, sponsored by the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, Inc. (IABS), recognizes the work of pioneers in the field of trace element research and is named after Klaus Schwarz (1914-1978), a leading trace element researcher best known for his discovery of the essentiality of selenium.

The IABS cited Wallach’s groundbreaking discovery of an animal model of cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects 70,000 people worldwide. In 1978, as a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Wallach observed pancreatic lesions that were identical to those observed in human patients in the offspring of inadequately-fed rhesus monkeys. This suggested that cystic fibrosis—at the time believed to be a genetic disorder of humans only—could also be the result of selenium deficiency, and that some forms of cystic fibrosis might be preventable.

Selenium is an essential trace mineral that serves many functions in human physiology, including the synthesis of antioxidants (natural substances that neutralize free radical damage), and thyroid and immune function. It cannot be made by the human body but instead must be obtained through diet. Sources of selenium include nuts, cereals, meat, mushrooms, fish, eggs, and dietary supplements.

“Dr. Wallach is honored for a discovery that is already benefitting many,” said Dr. Gerhard N. Schrauzer, PhD, MS, FACN, CNS, and IABS Founder and President. “The broader significance of his discovery three decades ago is only now beginning to be recognized. From a historical perspective, Dr. Wallach is to be regarded as one of the first practitioners, if not founders, of epigenetics, a new scientific discipline that investigates heritable alterations in gene expression.”

A detailed article on this year’s award was published in the December 2011 edition of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Biological Trace Element Research.

Why You Must Supplement

The 90 Essential Nutrients.

A common recommendation made by most medical doctors is that in order to get all the nutrients necessary to maintain health you must, on a daily basis, eat food from each of the four basic food groups (i.e., meats and proteins, fruits and vegetables, breads and grains and dairy products).

Dr. Joel Wallach challenges this belief when lecturing on health and highlights the reasons why it is practically impossible to get all the nutrients (especially the minerals) necessary to prevent disease by eating food from the four basic food groups.  Dr. Wallach argues that an unfortunate consequence of the American public’s faith in the four basic food groups has been a huge increase in the incidence of chronic degenerative diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. over the past 40 years.

The key points of Dr. Wallach’s argument are:
There are 90 nutrients essential to human health.

  • A deficiency in any one of these nutrients can lead to or cause, on average ten diseases. For example, a deficiency in copper can lead to premature gray hair, aneurism and stroke.
  • The 90 essential nutrients fall into four broad categories: amino acids; fatty acids; vitamins; and minerals.
  • If you eat a disciplined, well rounded diet you can get all the amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins you need.
  • It is practically impossible to get all of the minerals you need regardless of what kind or what quantity of food you eat.

Why is this so?

Human beings ideally get minerals by eating foods such as vegetables, fruits and grains. However, such foods are grown in soils which are massively deficient in minerals, a fact which is documented by the findings reported at the 1993 World Eco Summit in Rio De Janeiro.

Minerals serve as catalysts for the body’s ability to use amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins. Therefore, without the necessary mineral co-factors it is unlikely that we are getting the maximum benefit from these nutrients.
 

Conclusion.

You must take mineral supplements to achieve optimal sustainable health!  Many Americans already take mineral supplements but most do not realize that there are three different types of mineral supplements each varying greatly in their absorb-ability and their potential to become toxic:

Metallic minerals – These minerals are similar to the kind found in rocks and soils and are only 8% to 12% absorb-able. They can build to dangerous levels, accumulating in fat, liver and brain tissue. Most tablet-form minerals such as Centrum, Theragram and One-A-Day are of this type. A metallic mineral is not organic in nature. Consequently, the body has a very difficult time absorbing it, and eliminating what it can’t absorb.

Chelated minerals – These are metallic minerals which have been bound to a carrying agent (usually an amino acid or enzyme) which assists in the absorption of the mineral in the small intestine. This method, patented in the 1970’s, makes metallic minerals much more absorb-able (35 to 45%) and much less potentially toxic to the body.

Organic Colloidal Minerals – These minerals have been processed through a plant and have undergone a biochemical transformation which makes them extremely absorb-able (90% to 98%) and non toxic. Specifically, when a mineral is drawn from the soil into a plant via its roots, the process alters the mineral’s bio-electric charge, changing it from positive to negative.

Because the linings of our intestines carry an overall positive charge a natural magnetic gradient is created across which the mineral is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Metallic minerals, on the other hand, do not undergo this biochemical transformation and therefore remain positively charged. A positively charged metallic mineral can cause problems for the body.

The body is designed to recognize and use minerals in a organic colloidal form and will automatically rid itself of any excess. By contrast, the body has more difficulty recognizing positively charged minerals. As a consequence they tend to accumulate in the body to sometimes dangerous levels. This is why metallic arsenic, for example, has been found to be 65 times more toxic than is organically bound arsenic.

Buyer Beware: Don’t be fooled into buying mineral supplements that simply claim to be “colloidal.” The term “colloidal” refers only to the very small particle size of the minerals used in these products. A far more important determinant of both the absorb-ability and safety of a mineral is whether or not the mineral is “organic” (i.e., derived from plant sources). Organic colloidal minerals are up to 20 times more absorb-able and non-toxic when compared to inorganic colloidal minerals. It is a sad fact of the marketplace that many of the products being marketed as colloidal minerals are, in fact, inorganic colloidal minerals!

There are over 100 million copies of Dr. Wallach’s Dead Doctor Don’t Lie tapes and CDs presently in circulation worldwide. We’re including a copy of “The Best of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” CD with the purchase of Dr. Wallach’s book “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie”.  To order go here.

The message it contains has generated intense public interest in colloidal mineral supplementation. Unfortunately, few products on the market measure up to either the spirit or the intent of what Dr. Wallach advises. Some companies, for example, get their product from inappropriate sources, from ancient sea beds or clay deposits rather than directly from plants.

Some companies water down their minerals or spike their product with metallic minerals to boost spectrographic readings. There is, however one company, one line of organic colloidal mineral supplements that towers above the rest. Not surprisingly it is Dr. Wallach’s very own line: the Majestic Earth line of mineral supplements. When it comes to your health and the health of your loved ones insist on the best:

Youngevity Majestic Earth!

  • Majestic Earth Minerals come directly from plant sources.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals are not watered down.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals boast the highest quantity as well as the highest quality of organic colloidal miners on the market.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals are uniquely formulated to maximize bio-availability.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals are vegetarian friendly
  • Those Majestic Earth Mineral products which are sweetened are sweetened using only those natural fruit concentrates lowest in sugar.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals are sold with a full 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals are subjected to rigorous quality control measures before they are ever allowed to reach the public.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals are of such high quality Dr. Wallach, himself, has staked his own good name and reputation on them.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals are dependably consistent in terms of nutrient profile and concentration.
  • Majestic Earth Minerals ARE SIMPLY THE BEST CHOICE when it comes to organic colloidal mineral supplementation!