General Health

Why Juicing is Bad

I have been saying for years that the habit of juicing is not the healthy factor that people think. A recent study has finally shed some more light on the reasons why this practice is not healthy. Concentrated juicing of veggies can rapidly raise the level of vitamin K in the body. Vitamin K is the coagulating vitamin and if someone is taking a blood thinner for medical reasons the vitamin, to excess, can prevent the blood thinner from working.

Diabetes: Drinking juices from excessive amounts of fruit raises the blood sugar and can contribute to developing diabetes or making an existing problem worse.

Thyroid: Excessive amounts of certain veggies such as kale, bok coy, cauliflower, collards and spinach are rich in compounds that can depress thyroid hormone production leading to an under active thyroid.

Excess calories: Those watching their weight often think that a juice drink is a great way to cut calories. Not so. Many juice concentrates are very high in calories. The average juice smoothie can add over 600 calories to your daily intake!

Other potential problems connected with juicing can be a lack of fiber since most juicers extract the fluid and leave the solid fiber behind. Lastly there is the oxidation factor. The juicing process forces oxygen into the juice. If the juice is not consumed very quickly the oxygen breaks down the nutrients in the juice and oxidizes the fruit sugars.

It has always been and will always be that the best way to consume veggies and fruits are in their natural state. That way you get all the health factors present the way nature intended it.

Eggs are Safe Again

Well as I have said many times before that if you live long enough you will get proven right! New guidelines soon to be published by the industry now will say that watching cholesterol as we have been taught is no longer necessary. In fact the guidelines will say that the cholesterol levels in and of them, are not a major risk factor for heart disease! That means that eggs, the most perfect food for humans, all of a sudden are good for you again.

Back in 1982 I wrote a paper on the health benefits of eggs and other fat & cholesterol containing foods. In 1992 I wrote a booklet on heart disease, illustrating that cholesterol does not cause heart disease. In fact, the vast majority of those undergoing the bypass operation for blocked arteries had normal cholesterol levels for years! In 2002 we published a review on dietary fats, illustrating the dangers of concentrated polyunsaturated vegetable oils and the benefits of monounsaturated and saturated fats.

This war on fat and cholesterol has been raging for over 30+ years and in spite of these misplaced efforts heart disease is still the number one cause of death, followed by obesity induced type II diabetes, which has increased over 357% in the same period!

If you have elevated cholesterol it is due to a liver problem, detoxifying and nourishing the liver best address this.

Richard Passwater, in his wonderful book Super Nutrition For Healthy Hearts, published in the 1970’s, cited over 50 double blind studies proving that cholesterol is not a significant cause of heart disease, yet for nearly 40 years the dietetics and medical industry has been singing the cholesterol song – with virtually no beneficial health results.

For the facts about cholesterol and heart disease you can download my Special Reports on here.

These Reports explain why nutrients are essential in maintaining a healthy liver and which combination of nutrients you should consider. These may be found in the Institute’s formulas called CholestEze and Slim Cleanse. These may be obtained from Phoenix Nutritionals

 

New York AG Targets Herbal Supplements At Major Retailers

For many years I have been educating people about the difference between a quality dietary supplement and the inexpensive “bargain brands”. In spite of the fact that most of these cheap supplements, often sold by discount and “warehouse” stores, never provide the Full Spectrum of the 100+ nutrients needed by your body on a daily basis, they are also often offered in hard tablet forms, which can be very difficult to break down and absorb.

I have also been saying that the quality control on many of these bargain brands is probably virtually non-existent. Let’s face it, it you’re getting a multi-vitamin/mineral product for $6.00 at a discount store do you really think it has everything that you need in a form that will be bio-available to your body? Think again, you get what you pay for!!

Large discount stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, and even GNC have been notified by the FDA to cease selling specific supplements because their testing has shown that the products do not match the claims on the labels.

In many cases certain nutrients were not only deficient but totally absent from the products altogether!! Now you can begin to see more clearly why it is important to know the source and science behind the supplements you take. Remember it’s your body – be selective with what you put in it!!

Just a small sample of what was missing from some best selling products:

GNC Herbal Plus Brand:

Gingko Biloba – Completely missing

St. John’s Wort – Completely missing

Ginseng – Completely missing

Echinacea – Completely missing

Target’s Up & Up brand:

Gingko Biloba –None found

St. John’s Wort – None Found

Valerian Root –None Found

Echinacea, Saw Palmetto & Garlic – Present but in a fraction of the potency listed

There have been similar findings with many products sold at Wal-Mart stores as well.

By this I hope you can see why it’s important to know your supplement company and who is behind it. All of our formulas are tested several times along the way. Retention samples are kept and tested every few months.

All of the formulas I have developed are deeply rooted in clinical science and not the result of some marketing department!

For more information on what makes up a quality dietary supplement check out the videos below:

Manufacturing Policies
Dr Whiting on Quality Control
Dr Whiting on Full Spectrum Nutrition and Mulit-Vitamins

Should you have any questions you can reach my office at 1-888-454-8464

To order Supplements that actually are properly balanced, complete, in the right ratios and that actually provide what the label says call Phoenix Nutritionals at 1-800-440-2390

Eliminate toxins in the body’s soft tissues

A New Weight Loss Formula Developed by the Institute of Nutritional Science is proving to be another excellent tool in the battle against overweight. We tested this formula and reviewed the clinical studies on the active ingredients before releasing it to the public and the data we impressive. So far the first run of the formula has nearly sold out just since December. If you have it on order, it will ship the first week of January – just in time for the biggest weight loss season of the year.

The formula is being offered by Phoenix Nutritionals and its called Slim Cleanse. This formula addresses two of the ten major factors involved in weight loss failure, namely excess toxins and a sluggish metabolism.

We know that when excess toxins build up in the body’s soft tissues it can negatively affect many processes internally. These toxins can increase silent and chronic inflammation in the body, leading to the production of excess starvation hormones such as cortisol. This in turn can slow the metabolism and reduce weight loss progress.

This formula replaces my previous version, which was called ToxiCleanse. This product can still be used the same way as the one before it for general detox or a fasting detox. The difference is that we added herbal concentrates that have shown to exercise a positive effect on resting metabolism, thereby helping to offset the effects of starvation hormones and increasing resting metabolism.

If you have struggled with your weight loss this product may be able to overcome two of the major factors involved in impeding progress, visit www.phoenixnutritionals.com for more information.