Archive for December, 2016

Clean Up Your Drinking Water

By Dr. Roy M. Speiser, V.P. of CWR Environmental

We live in a toxic world, where daily exposure to dangerous contaminants in our air and water creates an accumulative affect on our health. Many disorders our society experiences originate early in life and may be triggered by these pollutants. For example, when pregnant women ingest contaminated water and food, the toxicity negatively affects the health of the fetus and forms an early basis for future health issues.

A recent analysis of government statistics by researchers at the British charity “Children with Cancer UK”, found that the cancer rate in young people has risen 40% over the past 16 years. Dr. Denis Henshaw, a professor at Bristol University, stated, “If one looks at cancers, such as childhood leukemia, there is no doubt that environmental factors are playing a big role.”

For decades, toxic waste sites and irresponsible industries have discharged chemicals and heavy metals, which are seeping into our drinking water supply. Additionally, agricultural runoff of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer, plus pharmaceutical dumping by hospitals and drug companies have contributed to hundreds of toxic contaminants that continually permeate our drinking water supply. An ongoing Associated Press investigation researching pharmaceuticals in drinking water, detected 46 different medications in the US drinking water.  This affects over 41 million people that are drinking water contaminated with small quantities of pharmaceuticals—including antibiotics, anticonvulsant, mood stabilizers, sex hormones, sunscreen agents, and other medications. Even though they are present in trace amounts, scientists are concerned that ingestion over decades will have significant health consequences, especially in high-risk individuals.

Many other scientific studies have documented the negative health impacts associated with consuming toxic contaminants, such as chlorine and chloramine by-products, fluoride, and lead. Chlorine by-products, such as THMs are listed as Cancer Group B carcinogens by the EPA. In addition, human studies have reported associations between THMs and bladder and colon cancer, miscarriage, birth defects, and low birth weight.

Flint, Michigan was the tip of the iceberg that focused attention on lead, which is commonly found in drinking water. According to a recent National Resource Defense Council study, elevated lead levels have been found in over 5,000 water systems, affecting 18 million people in the US. Over 3.9 million of these people are drinking water containing very high levels of lead, over 15 parts per billion, which is in violation of the Federal Lead Rule.

Lead is a neurotoxin and millions of children have been drinking water containing lead for years. Chronic lead ingestion can cause loss of memory, elevated blood pressure, reduction of fertility levels, and has been determined to be a probable cancer-causing agent.

Unfortunately, when you turn on your tap, the water you are drinking is not clean, healthy water; it contains a blend of toxic contaminants that have tainted our drinking water sources. Plus, chemicals that are added at the water treatment plants, including aluminum, chlorine, and fluoride; the unpleasant result is tap water that can only be described as a “toxic soup”.

In an attempt to drink clean water, millions of consumers are buying filters that are entry-level or minimally beneficial. These devices simply don’t have the capability to remove the whole range of toxic contaminants found in drinking water. At best, low level filters reduce small amounts of chlorine and lead, but they don’t remove fluoride, chloramine, pharmaceuticals, parasites, and heavy metals commonly found in drinking water. Also, these filters do not last very long. Most small filters are only tested for 100 gallons-or-less of water use and an average family consumes two to three gallons of water a day. That means that these small filters do not supply enough filtered water to last more than a few weeks. The best way to combat the consumption of “toxic soup” is by relying on larger, more powerful filters. A prime example is a new generation of filters, called MetalGonTM developed by CWR Environmental.

The new MetalGonTM filters are highly effective in removing a wide range of contaminants from drinking water. The filter has been tested to ANSI/NSF standards 42, 53, and 401—verifying that the MetalGonTM filter removes 99% of chloramine for up to 700 gallons and chlorine by 99% for up to 1,000 gallons of water.

Additionally, 92% of all forms of fluoride are removed for up to 300 gallons of water. Pharmaceuticals have also been tested under the new NSF standard 401 and the MetalGonTM filter reduced greater than 95% of 15 different pharmaceuticals, including acetaminophen, progesterone, ibuprofen, and common pharmaceuticals found in many water systems.

The new MetalGonTM filters are significantly better at reducing toxic contaminants than most because of the wide range of contaminants it is able to remove and the large volume of clean, safe water it produces. Anyone that already has a filter should obtain the new filter with MetalGonTM, which you are able to use in your current filtration system. If you don’t have a sink filter, you should definitely purchase the new AIO ULTRA Ceramic with MetalgonTM Filter Unit—now being offered at a special introductory price.

As a Water Quality Specialist and health practitioner for over 35 years, I would highly recommend that you upgrade to a safer, more effective water filtration system. Let CWR help you protect your health, improve the quality of your life, and make your water as pure as nature intended!

December 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Hintonia Latiflora—Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar

Submitted by Terry Naturally

Known as “copalchi” and sold in many marketplaces in Mexico and Central America, Hintonia latiflora is a tree that grows in the desert and has to withstand an intense climate to survive. Toughing out monsoon-like rainy seasons and scorching dry spells has created a powerful defense mechanism within the plant itself. The beneficial features of Hintonia are made stronger by its ability to survive and thrive in a difficult environment. While Hintonia has been traditionally recommended for diabetes and gastrointestinal complaints, it has shown some exciting clinical results on type 2 diabetes as well.

Impressive Clinical Results

In Europe, Hintonia latiflora has been clinically studied for over 60 years in relation to type 2 diabetes and has shown some impressive results. Early clinical work with the herb found that it was equal to or better than insulin in mild to moderate cases of diabetes. In later work, patients using insulin and taking Hintonia latiflora were able to dispense with using insulin altogether or switch from insulin to glibenclamide—a common drug that boosts the level of insulin produced by the pancreas. Ideally, nobody would have to be on a prescription drug, but over the years studies of Hintonia latiflora have shown that it can either replace medications or at the very least, make them much more effective.

Studies have shown Hintonia latiflora combined with key nutrients for blood sugar control can:

  • Lower A1C levels by 10%
  • Improve fasting and postprandial blood sugar by 23% and 24%, respectively
  • Balance total cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels
  • Prevent hypoglycemia— undesirable drops in blood sugar
  • Reduce medication use—39% of patients reduced medication and some didn’t need it at all!

Why Does Hintonia Work?

Plants and plant extracts are complex and the reasons behind their benefits can be a challenge to unlock. However, scientists have been working diligently to discover the keys to Hintonia latiflora’s success. Hintonia bark contains compounds that help keep blood sugar levels stable. Clinical work with the ingredient has shown that it was so effective that individuals could reduce or entirely dispense with their insulin medication for type 2 diabetes. Hintonia is also an inhibitor of alpha-glucosidase, which is an enzyme that releases sugar from foods, particularly carbohydrates. Coutareagenin, a polyphenol found in the bark extracts, appears to be responsible for other blood sugar-controlling benefits. For the best results, look for an extract standardized for this compound. Hintonia is able to slow sugar metabolism, delaying the release of sugar in the bloodstream and keeping glucose levels down, rather than allowing them to spike as often seen in cases of type 2 diabetes.

What You Can Do

Aside from that, research on Hintonia shows that compounds from its leaves may help stop gastrointestinal damage and gastric ulcers. Considering the harsh effects of some drugs used for type 2 diabetes on the digestive system, this is yet another reason to consider adding Hintonia latiflora to a diabetes-fighting regimen, along with a low carb, paleo diet, or a ketogenic diet. These diets provide sufficient daily fats and proteins, but very few carbs, which means the body’s energy comes from using body fat and fats from the diet. These fats provide ketones, which are used for energy rather than glucose. When you essentially “train” your body to stop using glucose as its primary source of energy, you help break the addiction to sugars, carbs, and reduce your risk of diabetes. If you have diabetes or gastrointestinal issues and are looking for an alternative to help manage your condition, try adding a clinically studied Hintonia latiflora to your daily regimen and see what this remarkable herb can do for you.

 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

December 8, 2016 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

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