What is curcumin?

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the bright yellow spice turmeric. Turmeric is a common ingredient in Asian cuisines (you may have had it in yellow curry), as well as being a staple of Ayurvedic medicine. (Turmeric is also used as a natural yellow dye, so be careful with any curcumin supplements. They can definitely stain.) Thousands of studies have shown curcumin’s ability to fight bacteria, viruses, depression, inflammation, and chronic diseases;including arthritis.

Curcumin’s greatest benefit is its inflammation-fighting properties. The importance of this cannot be understated because inflammation is the root of nearly all diseases. By reducing and reversing inflammation, your body is healthier and less disease prone.

Curcumin Reduces Pain and Inflammation.
When it comes to arthritis, curcumin has been shown to decrease pain and inflammation associated with the disease. The research is strong and convincing.

One study looked at how patients with osteoarthritis of the knee fared after eight weeks of curcumin treatment. Fifty participants with moderate to severe arthritis took either placebo or a special curcumin formulation called Theracurmin (containing 180 mg of curcumin) every day for eight weeks.

Their symptoms were evaluated every two weeks. After eight weeks, knee pain scores were significantly lower for most in the curcumin group vs. the placebo. The curcumin group also had lower dependence on pain medication than those in the placebo group. Even better—no side effects were noted, a rarity for conventional pain meds.

Another published paper—a systematic review and meta-analysis of eight clinical trials—looked at curcumin/turmeric treatment for osteoarthritis. Overall, the pain scores in the curcumin groups were much lower than those in the placebos. There was also little difference in pain relief between commercially available pain medicines and curcumin. This suggests that curcumin may have similar benefits as drugs, but without the short- and long-term side effects.

Another review that looked at curcumin’s anti-arthritic properties found that, “Patients with osteoarthritis showed improvement in pain, physical function, and quality of life after taking curcumin. They also reported reduced concomitant usage of analgesics [such as Tylenol] and side effects during treatment.”

This same paper also concluded that curcumin could prevent the loss of chondrocytes—cells found in healthy cartilage. In addition, curcumin suppresses the release of inflammatory compounds that cause the chondrocytes to die off in the first place.

Earlier research, this time on rheumatoid arthritis, discovered that turmeric “profoundly inhibited joint inflammation and periarticular joint destruction.” It also prevented the activation of genes associated with joint inflammation and damage.

Curcumin Dosage for Arthritis
Research shows that 500 mg, twice a day (and up to four times a day) is the dosage most helpful for treating osteoarthritis, as well as many other conditions associated with inflammation, such as cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Unfortunately, curcumin is difficult for the human body to absorb and maintain. Look for curcumin formulations with enhanced absorption properties like Cavamax® V8. Some common methods to enhance curcumin absorption are with the addition of piperine, a derivative of black pepper, or through combining the curcumin with a fat preparation which helps your body hold on to the curcumin longer.

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REFERENCES
Nakagawa Y, et al. Short-term effects of highly-bioavailable curcumin for treating knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled prospective study. J Orthop Sci. 2014 Nov;19(6):933-9. Accessed 25 September 2017.

Daily JW, et al. Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. J Med Food. 2016 Aug;19(8):717-29. Accessed 25 September 2017.

Chin KY. The spice for joint inflammation: anti-inflammatory role of curcumin in treating osteoarthritis. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2016 Sep 20;10:3029-42. Accessed 25 September 2017.

Funk JL, et al. Efficacy and mechanism of action of turmeric supplements in the treatment of experimental arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Nov;54(11):3452-64

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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!

New Zealand Blackcurrant

The King of the Blackcurrants… the New Zealand Blackcurrant

There are blackcurrants and then there is the New Zealand blackcurrant. I’m sure by now many of us have heard the buzz around blackcurrants and their high levels antioxidants which come from anthocyanins, flavonoics, and polyphenols, which are found in New Zealand blackcurrants. The antioxidant level found in New Zealand blackcurrants is higher than any other commercially available berries, fruits, and vegetables, with more vitamin C than the average orange.

What makes New Zealand superior in the blackcurrant farming kingdom than say Europe or Asia? Some may argue that it’s the soil, while others may say that it’s the weather, or perhaps it’s the combination, whatever the reason is, blackcurrants thrive in New Zealand. Currently, New Zealand produces approximately 12,000 tons of blackcurrants annually.1 Additionally, New Zealand blackcurrants contain higher levels of anthocyanins than those produced by other countries; anthoycyanins have been known to contain anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.

There is a great article on Nutraingredients.com, “Kiwi blackcurrants can reduce mental fatigue,” that talked about a study which was conducted by Plant & Food Research showing that an extract of New Zealand blackcurrants high in anthocyanins can help reduce stress. In this specific study, New Zealand blackcurrants were shown to help people stay more alert, reduce mental fatigue and work with greater accuracy while under significant mental stress.2 Participants were asked to watch a series of random numbers and respond when three consecutive odd numbers appeared and it was found that compared to the placebo, taking the enriched blackcurrant extracts helped participants with accuracy and significantly decreased mental fatigue.

Helping with stress and mental alertness is just one of many benefits of consuming New Zealand blackcurrant extracts and supplements. Previous research conducted by Plant & Food has also found New Zealand blackcurrants to have many other health benefits such as supporting immune response and reducing muscle fatigue and damage.

The health benefits of the New Zealand blackcurrant are many. Try getting your dose of blackcurrants with Pollen Burst Plus.

Get your dose of antioxidants! Remember prevention is the key!

Clinical Research by Clemson University Press Release

AL International (JCOF) Announces Results of Youngevity® Clinical Research Studies Performed by Clemson University – Institute of Nutraceutical Research

San Diego, CA – January 25, 2013 – Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AL International, Inc. (OTC Pink: JCOF), a fast growing, innovative, global direct marketer of healthy lifestyle and nutritional products and gourmet fortified coffee, announced today the exciting results of a series of clinical research studies performed by Clemson University – Institute of Nutraceutical Research (“INR”).

The INR is a national leader in nutritional research and one of the most highly regarded organizations in the field of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.  The goals of the INR are to develop greater confidence in product quality, effectiveness, and enhance consumer demand for quality nutraceutical products.

The clinical studies were performed to identify the potential benefits of Youngevity’s signature core products, Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic®.  Youngevity’s mission was to truly understand and clinically substantiate the health promoting benefits of these two products.  Individually, each product targets specific areas, needs, and nutritional deficiencies of the body.

Multiple studies were recommended by Clemson University scientists to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the Youngevity® products.  Specific biomarkers were chosen to study in the areas of safety, inflammation, and when Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic® were administered to cancer cell cultures.

Youngevity® Clinical Research Study Highlights:

•           Dietary supplement safety is the most highly regarded aspect of any of the Youngevity® various products and has become synonymous with the Youngevity® name and brand.  Although Youngevity® only uses nutrients that are absolutely needed by the body and in forms that are highly bioavailable, Youngevity® felt it was important to show empirically the range and degree of safety through looking at (3) factors – * Genotoxicity, Anti-Genotoxicity, and ** Anti- Mutagenicity.  The results of the experiments showed that Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic® at various concentrations did not show any genotoxicity.

•           When Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic® were administered to healthy human cell lines; they did not induce or create any inflammatory response in levels above and below the recommended dosage.  Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic® showed inflammation protective properties and heightened the body’s protective responses to possible inflammation.

•           When Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic® were administered to healthy human colon cells; there was no significant death of healthy human cells compared to cancerous colon cells.  Ultimate Classic® killed 95% of cancerous colon cells, 65% of cancerous liver cells, 65% of cancerous stomach cells, and 30% of cancerous breast cells.  Beyond Tangy Tangerine® killed 60% of cancerous colon cells, 65% of cancerous liver and stomach cells, and 30% of cancerous breast cells.

•           Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic® both exhibited efficient inhibition on proliferation of cancerous cells at the recommended dosage levels.  Both products showed there was inhibition of the growth of more cancerous cells, preventing further malignant multiplication and growth of unhealthy cells.

The Clemson University studies have provided Youngevity® greater confidence in their products, scientist, formulators, and manufacturing processes and helped to understand some of the pathways the Youngevity® products may be working through in order to provide these benefits.

AL International CEO, Steve Wallach, adds, “At Youngevity® we have always sought to provide high quality and safe products, these studies have added to the assurance we have in all of the Youngevity® products.”

* genotoxic damaging to DNA: pertaining to agents known to damage DNA, thereby causing mutations, which can result in cancer.
** mutagen an agent, such as a chemical, ultraviolet light, or a radioactive element, that can induce or increase the frequency of mutation in an organism.

For a the complete comprehensive report click here.

Q & A with Dr. Joel Wallach

Dr. Wallach Answers Specific Health Questions in the following short audio clips.  Click on the subject to listen. Use Your Back Button to Return to this Page.

Athletes * Pollution * Arthritis * Bone Spurs * Cancer * Type I Diabetes

Kidney Disease * Alzheimer’s Disease * Cartilage Damage * ADD/ADHD

Cerebral Palsy * Menopause * Prenatal Nutrition * Muscular Dystrophy

Allergies & Asthma * Safety of Supplements

List of Deficiency Diseases

These are just a few of the Health Packs that Address Specific Health Issues.

Healthy Start Pack 2.0 Peach
Healthy Blood Sugar Pack 2.0
Healthy Bone & Joint Pack 2.0
Healthy Digestion Pack 2.0
Healthy Athletic Pack 2.0

Nutritional Deficiency Health Disorders

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

Essential Fats & Cholesterol Deficiencies:
(Very commonly accompanied by Digestive Disorders)
(Omega 3, 6, 9 & Selenium)

Acne
ALS – Lou Gehrig’s
Alzheimer’s
Asthma
Blood Clots
Dementia
Dermatitis
Dry Skin/Scalp
Dry/Brittle Hair
Eczema
Extended Menopause
Fibromyalgia
Fried Food Cravings
Hardening of Arteries
Heart Disease
Infertility
Low Libido
Low Sperm Count
Miscarriage
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
PMS
Psoriasis
Split Cuticles
Split Heals

Digestive Disorders:
(HCL, Enzymes & Flora)

Allergies
Athletes Foot
Belching/Burping
Bloating
Bowel Gas
Celiac Disease
Constipation
Crohn’s
Dermatitis
Diarrhea
Diverticulitis
Food Sensitivities
Heartburn
Indigestion
Irritable Bowel
Jock Itch
Leaky Gut
Reflux
Stomach/Intestinal Pain
Thrush
Yeast Infections

Calcium Deficiency and Joint Disorders:
(Calcium, Magnesium & Chondroitin)

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Back Pain
Bell’s Palsy
Bone (heal) Spurs
Bone Fractures
Calcium Deposits
Cartilage Damage
Cramps and Twitches
Degenerative Arthritis
Dowager’s Hump
Elevated Blood Calcium
Headaches
Herniated Disk
High/Low Blood Pressure
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertension
Insomnia
Joint Pain
Kidney Stones
Ligament Damage
Osteoarthritis
Osteofibrosis
Osteoporosis
Panic Attacks
PMS
Prolonged Clotting Time
Receding Gums
Restless Legs
Sciatica
Spinal Stenosis
Tendon Damage
Tetany
Tinnitis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vertigo

Blood Sugar Imbalances:
(Chromium & Vanadium)

Adrenal Failure
Attention Deficit (ADD)
Bed Wetting
Bipolar Disorder
Diabetes
Fainting Spells
Hyperactivity (ADHD)
Hyperglycemia
Hypoglycemia
Migraine Headaches
Moodiness
Narcolepsy
Night Sweats
Panic Attacks
Weight Gain

Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

Prevent Disease
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:58 CST

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. you kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.

What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.

Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential – they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell — they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

If you have a concern about your heart or brain function consider the 90 for Life Healthy Heart and Brain Pack

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.

Infant Formulas

Pet Foods Contain More Nutrients than Our Infant Formulas – Dog Food has 40 Minerals, Rat Pellets have 28 and Baby Formula…. only 12!

None of our Baby Formulas on the market have lithium, vanadium, or chromium and only two have selenium.

Dr. Wallach points out that pet foods developed by the veterinary community have more of the essential nutrients than our Infant Formulas

I you breast feed take minerals.  If you use a mother’s milk replacement infant formula, supplement it with additional minerals at (1) ts. per 20 lbs of body weight.

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.

Are You Lacking Nutrients – Early Warning Signs

Pain… The Early Warning Sign of Nutrient Deficiencies.

Dr. Wallach discusses the Early Warning Signs

“Pain is the Red Warning Light for your body.  It is telling you don’t use those body parts until you fix them!  Using pain relievers, muscle relaxants, etc. without fixing the joints, muscles and so on that cause the pain is like cutting the wires to the warning light.”

Youngevity Founder J Wallach – 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!

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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.
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  • 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!