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The Importance of Antioxidants in Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Programs

How I Came to Recommend Cold-Processed Dark Chocolate as a Health Food

Healing the Body with Far Infrared Heat and Negative Ions

Super Antioxidant Dense Power-Shake Recipe

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How I Came to Recommend Cold-Processed Dark Chocolate as a Health Food

For several years I have heard of the health benefits of dark chocolate and never looked into it seriously. I guess I thought how could something that tastes so good be good for me as well. In fact most processed chocolate is not healthy and the health disadvantages of the added sugars, caffeine and oxidized fats outweigh any benefit of the cocoa in the product.

In the past few months I started realizing how my clients must feel when they see me. I ask them to stop eating and drinking almost everything they truly enjoy: sweets, alcohol, coffee, breads, etc. and give them a program that although is healthy and potentially delicious is notably devoid of any pure pleasure foods. My thinking was that I am hired to help my clients improve their health not get pleasure from food and I have many years of experience with designing diet plans that help support healing in the body I don't want to jeopardize the health of my clients in any way. Yet still I felt some sadness when I printed up my client's diet plan with almost all truly enjoyable foods listed as RED AVOID.

Over the holiday season I came across a gentleman named David who was offering little square and round pieces of dark chocolate to me and my friends after a lunch at the Ashland food co-op. He started talking about the health benefits of chocolate and then proceeded to pitch me on selling it. At first I was turned off but then I started listening and realized that I should keep an open mind. Of course the chocolate tasted great and I decided to investigate the dark chocolate research and his company's chocolate in particular.

What I found was that raw, unprocessed cacao from which this chocolate product was produced was in fact packed with anti-oxidants and it was the processing of the chocolate and the addition of other less than optimum ingredients that left most chocolate undesirable as a health product. To read the research on unprocessed dark raw cacao visit www.mydrchocolate.com.

The chocolate that David introduced to me was in fact incredibly nutritious and was combined with Acai berries and blueberries to make it a virtual powerhouse of anti-oxidants. In fact one six gram square of dark chocolate had a Brunswick lab certified ORAC score of 3,582 – this meant that twelve grams almost equaled the ORAC score of a 12 gram serving of my superstar NanoGreens™.

How could this be? Well, Acai berry happens to have the highest gram for gram ORAC score of any single food tested by Brunswick labs and raw cacao is in the top 10. It was interesting to find that no other chocolate product on the market has a third party ORAC score certification of their finished product – some may test the raw material before processing but once the product has been processed it loses up to eight times the anti-oxidants of the raw cacao.

One six gram square of this Xocai dark chocolate had a Brunswick lab certified ORAC score of 3,582!

The product I now offer my clients, if they want a healthy treat, is the chocolate David introduced to me over Christmas. It's called Xocai which is a blend of the Aztec word “Xocolatl” for their drink made from raw cacao and Acai berry the dark, antioxidant rich berry which grows in the Amazon rainforest. Because Xocai's protein bar contains soy protein isolate I don't recommend it to my clients, but the other products I fully endorse.

For those who live in and around Ashland who want to sample a piece or buy a two week supply of Xocai just drop by my office at 1701 Siskiyou Blvd. #3 M-F 9 am – 5 pm. It is best to call in advance, 482.2250.

My mother and brother both decided to sell Xocai chocolate as a way to raise funds for their documentary film projects and are both interested in finding people who have projects and causes for which they need funding and may be interested in marketing this healthy, delicious product. If you want to read more about Xocai chocolate, order or find out about marketing Xocai chocolate please visit www.conscious
chocolate.com
or email my mother, Claudine, at Claudine@Conscious
Chocolate.com
.

NanoGreens™ Ingredients and Suggested Use:

Greens Blend (Proprietary) 2350 mg
Barley Grass Juice Powder*, Spirulina*, Chlorella (Japanese soft shell)
Phyto-Nutrient Blend (Proprietary) 325 mg
Blueberry, Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Cranberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry, Pine Bark Extract, Broccoli, Tomato, Carrot, Spinach, Kale, Brussels Sprout, Bilberry, Elderberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry
Isoquercitin/Rutin 50/50 160 mg
Raspberry Extract (20% Ellagic Acid) 50 mg
Fruit & Vegetable Blend 900 mg
(Proprietary; freeze-dried, low temperature dried)
Apple*, Carrot*, Mango*, Sweet Potato*, Lemon*, Parsley*, Peach*, Kale*, Broccoli*, Spinach*, Leek*, Beet* , Cranberry* (Quinic Acid 6%)
Acerola Cherry Powder* (17.5% Ascorbic Acid) 175 mg
Rice Bran Soluble* 2500 mg
Aloe Vera Powder Extract* (100:1 freeze dried) 30 mg
Green Tea, White Tea (decaffeinated, 50% Polyphenol) 100 mg
Polygonum Cuspidatum (15% Resveratrol) 50 mg
Oat Beta Glucan* 2200 mg
Cinnamon Blend (Proprietary) 50 mg
Cinnamon Extract 8%, Cinnamon Bark Powder*
Milk Thistle (20% Silymarin) 50 mg
Marigold Extract (5% Lutein with Zeaxanthin) 50 mg
Dunaliella Salina (Natural Carotenoids) 100 mg
Enzymes (plant-based) 40 mg
Alpha Amylase, Bromelain, Cellulase, Galactosidase, Glucoamylase, Hemicellulase, Lipase, Papain, Protease Lecithin (non GMO) 1925 mg
Cabbage (Japanese, fermented) 30 mg
Lycopene Extract-10% (from tomato) 25 mg
Lemon Peel Powder* 25 mg
Quinoa Sprout* 90 mg
Artichoke Extract (5% Cynarin) 20 mg
Atlantic Kelp Powder* (Laminara Digitata) 20 mg
*Certified Organic Ingredient

Other Ingredients:

Natural flavors (plant-based), stevia, NanoSorb (phospholipids, lipid esters), citric acid.

Directions: Mix 1 level scoop (enclosed) with 6-8 ounces of pure, cold water. Shake or stir briskly. Can be taken 1-3 times per day. Best taken on an empty stomach - first thing in the morning is ideal. Refrigerate after opening.

NanoGreens contains no added sugar, mushrooms, pesticides, artificial sweeteners, corn, rye, wheat, barley grains, soy protein, GMO, dairy, egg, animal by-products, preservatives, MSG, or glutamate peptides.

Super Antioxidant Dense Power-Shake Recipe

This shake has huge amounts of antioxidants and tastes great. The only sugar other than the added fruit comes from stevia in the NanoGreens and low glycemic fructose in the Xocai liquid cacao drink.

"As a person who lived on sugar, this is such a treat. This is not your carob substitute; it’s more like a trip to Dairy Queen".

— Tom Klodin
Documentary filmmaker
Ashland, Oregon

Nano Xocolatl shake

1 cup of pure water

1 scoop of NanoGreens

1 tbsp. flaxseed oil

1 capful of Xocai liquid chocolate (product is called Activ™ can be ordered from www.conscious
chocolate.com
)

1 cup of fruit – berries, banana or tropical fruits such as mango or papaya

Protein source: either Whey protein such as NanoPro™ or 1-2 raw eggs

Issue #20                                January 2008

Antioxidants: The Key to Vibrant Health in 2008

Hi Everyone,

I'm very excited about 2008 for many reasons including the expansion of my practice to include other modalities and tools for supporting healing and rejuvenation which I will be sharing with you over the next few issues of my newsletter. In this issue I will cover the following:

  • The importance of antioxidants in your diet in slowing down the aging process and supporting rejuvenation
  • How antioxidant potency is measured and applied to foods and supplements
  • A review of the most potent antioxidant whole food supplement I have come across in years.
  • A surprising dietary source of antioxidants that 90% of the population love and 50% say they can’t live without
  • A way to support healing, detoxification and rejuvenation which entails laying on your back for 45 minutes a day

It's been about six months since I opened my office in Ashland, Oregon and I have realized that at least half of my clients live out of state and I advise them on health and nutrition matters by phone. It is for this reason that I want to ask my readers for support in passing along my newsletter to family, friends and associates who you feel, may benefit from the information in the newsletters and/or my personal counseling.

It has been my experience that close to 90% of health problems can be resolved with nutrition and detoxification. Time and time again I have seen clients who have problems like: acid indigestion, eczema, constipation, chronic fatigue, headaches, allergies, sub-clinical depression or anxiety, and other common symptoms that get resolution just by applying simple, common sense nutrition solutions. These common sense solutions are only obvious to someone who understands how the body functions and how nutrition and toxins affect the body.

James Jordan

It was because I saw how simple these solutions were that I decided to train more people to be nutrition coaches. It is not necessary to go to naturopathic or chiropractic school to help people solve these basic biochemical imbalances. Often all that is needed is to provide people with the essential nutrients they need and for them to stop consuming things that cause the problem - at least for a while.

I am now offering these trainings as a web teleconference in order to reach more people in a way that is more convenient, as well as cost - and time - efficient. The next training I have is scheduled for February 5, 7 and 9th. For more details go to: http://www.createvibranthealth.com/seminars.htm.

For those who are interested in developing sideline nutrition coaching practices or incorporating nutritional advice in your current practice this training is a great starting place.

The Importance of Antioxidants in
Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Programs

"Scientists now believe that free radicals are causal factors in nearly every known disease, from heart disease to arthritis to cancer to cataracts. In fact, radicals are a major culprit in the aging process itself."

— Dr. Lester Packer,
Director of Packer Lab
University of California at Berkeley

Why is it that we age? There are many theories on the topic but the one that makes the most sense is that the accumulation of toxins and lack of nutrients to protect our cells lead to an increase in free radicals in the body which in turn damage cells, tissues, organs and glands. Everything from wrinkles and age spots to heart disease and cancer is caused by too many toxins and not enough nutrients.

We've all heard of the term “free radical” well what is a “free radical”? Chemically it is a molecule that is missing an electron in its atomic structure and is seeking to take electrons from other substances to re-establish atomic homeostasis. Unfortunately in the process of doing this your cells, tissues, organs and glands are damaged, and their function is impaired - that is what is called aging.

Free radicals are also a natural by-product of the body turning food into energy (ATP). The body does have mechanisms to deal with these free radicals, because they are highly dangerous if not neutralized. Glutathione and Super-oxide dismutase are two cell generated antioxidants that your body makes on its own if given the proper nutrition.

Excess free-radical production beyond the body’s ability to neutralize it is a big problem because these free radicals attack the body itself, damaging key cellular molecules such as DNA. Cells with damaged DNA may be more prone to developing cancer. Free radical activity is a cause of premature aging, heart disease, arthritis, cataract formation, chronic fatigue syndrome and many other degenerative diseases and health problems.

The most common causes of excess free radicals are:

  • Smoking
  • Frying food
  • Infections
  • Stress
  • Chemical and heavy metal toxin exposure – which are ubiquitous in our environment
  • Radiation exposure including EMF exposure from cell phones and computers

Antioxidants are nutrients that neutralize free radicals by donating electrons to the unstable free radical molecule’s molecular structure. Certain foods are exceptionally high in antioxidants and should be included in your diet. It is recommended that we all consume 10-14 servings per day of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to neutralize the free radicals we are exposed to in modern society. Because of the difficulty of doing this I recommend taking additional whole food supplements to support our antioxidant levels we receive in our diets.

Dietary Sources of Antioxidants

Dietary sources of anti-oxidants include fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, raw dairy products and cold processed oils. As with all foods the nutrient content of these foods is dependent upon the quality of the food, soil conditions, amount of processing or heating the food has undergone, whether the food has been irradiated in the shipping process, and the elapsed time from harvest to ingestion into the body. Because the amount of toxicity we are exposed to in modern society has been increasing over the years and the nutrient levels in food has been decreasing it has become necessary to add dietary supplements to our diet to provide the nutrition, especially anti-oxidants, we require to maintain health. The following is a list of the most common anti-oxidants and good dietary sources:

  • Vitamin C -- Also called ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin found in all body fluids, so it may be one of our first lines of defense. This powerful antioxidant cannot be stored by the body, so it's important to get some regularly. Important sources include citrus fruits, green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries, raw cabbage and potatoes. Often these food sources are insufficient due to Vitamin C’s tendency to degrade over time. This is why I have all my clients take one of three whole food supplements sources of vitamin C: Acerola, Camu Camu, or Amla.
  • Vitamin E -- A fat-soluble vitamin that can be stored with fat in the liver and other tissues, vitamin E is promoted for a range of purposes -- from delaying aging to healing sunburn. While it's not a miracle worker, it's another powerful antioxidant. Important sources include wheat germ, nuts, seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oil and fish-liver oil.
  • Beta-carotene -- The most studied of more than 600 different carotenoids that have been discovered, beta-carotene protects dark green, yellow and orange vegetables and fruits from solar radiation damage. It is thought that it plays a similar role in the body. Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots are particularly rich sources of beta-carotene.
  • Selenium -- This mineral is thought to help fight cell damage by oxygen-derived compounds and thus may help protect against cancer. It is best to get selenium through foods, as large doses of the supplement form can be toxic. Good food sources include fish, shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken, garlic and brazil nuts. Vegetables can also be a good source if grown in selenium.

Although most of us are aware that anti-oxidant nutrients like vitamins A, C and E, minerals such as selenium and carotenoids like lutein, lycopene and beta-carotene are potent anti-oxidants we don’t really know how much of these we need or are getting in our diet. I address the issue of how much one needs by assessing a person individually by looking at their live blood which will literally show us what percentage of red and white blood cells have been damaged by free radicals and by looking at their dry blood which will show the overall system oxidative stress a person is experiencing. If you live in or around Ashland, Oregon and you want to have your live and dry blood assessed for free radical levels and other important health factors call my office at 541.482.2250 to set up an appointment.

Since antioxidant levels in foods can vary so greatly most nutritional aware health care practitioners emphasize providing an insurance of antioxidants and other nutrients with high quality dietary supplements. I have a two-tiered approach to anti-oxidant supplements starting with whole food supplements initially and next using higher quality, more biologically active isolate supplements if needed. But which ones are the most effective?

ORAC and What It Means

Since the actual anti-oxidant capacity of foods and supplements is of vital importance in protecting your health from free-radical damage it became necessary to find a way to measure these levels in foods and supplements.

Since1997 Brunswick Laboratories, an independent research laboratory located in Norton Massachusetts, has led the way in testing foods and supplements for their antioxidant levels. The primary measurement used was the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of a food or supplement. The higher the ORAC score of a food or supplement per gram the more effective it is at protecting your cells from oxygen radicals and thereby reducing your risk of degenerative diseases like cancer and heart disease and at supporting your cells to regenerate and function well. The following is a list of the top anti-oxidant rich foods and their ORAC score per 100 grams:

Top-Scoring common Fruits and Vegetables

ORAC units per 100 grams (about 3 = ounces)

Fruits
Vegetables
Prunes 5770 Kale 1770
Raisins 2830 Spinach 1260
Blueberries 2400 Brussels sprouts 980
Blackberries 2036 Alfalfa sprouts 930
Strawberries 1540 Broccoli flowers 890
Raspberries 1220 Beets 840
Plums 949 Red bell pepper 710
Oranges 750 Onion 450
Red grapes 739 Corn 400
Cherries 670 Eggplant 390
Kiwi fruit 602  
Grapefruit, pink 483  

ORAC and Dietary Supplements

When it comes to dietary supplements I am always on the lookout for whole food supplements that are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and that tastes great. In general I believe in whole food supplements because of the synergistic benefits one receives from the combinations of nutrients in a whole food over the isolated nutrients in a synthetic supplement.

For the past two years I have been using in my practice a whole food supplement called NanoGreens™. It is, without a doubt, the best tasting, nutrient dense whole food supplement I have ever used in my practice. It is rare that a client doesn’t like the taste and almost all will want to continue using it even after they have stopped coming to me for live cell analysis sessions. BioPharma is the company that makes NanoGreens™ and they only sell it through health care professionals. Also, until a few months ago it was their only product so they had to make a great one. They have since added a cold-processed Whey protein formula called NanoPro™.

What are the advantages of NanoGreens™ over other whole food supplements I have used in my practice?

1. Increased nutrient absorption with liposome coating of nutrients. The Nano in these products refers to a patented liposome delivery system using phospholipids which coat the nutrients in NanoGreens™. Liposomes, “fat bodies” in Greek, spontaneously encapsulate phyto-nutrients that are normally not well absorbed and substantially improve cellular absorption of nutrients, such as vitamin E and Co Q 10 and vitamin B 12.

Graph of the oral absorption of Vitamin E

2. Highest ORAC score per serving 8256 (12 grams) of any whole food formula I've come across in my ten years of clinical experience.

3. Tastes better – Stevia sweetened. This is subjective but my clients have no interest in fibbing about their preference.

4. Health benefits supported by scientific studies
(see www.biopharmasci.com/downloads/
NG10Russianrat2.pdf
)

NanoGreens™ NanoGreens™ and its companion product NanoPro™ which contains whey protein, colostrum and selenium ( for a fantastic research paper on Whey/colostrum refer to www.biopharmasci.com/down
loads/WheyWhitePaper.pdf
) can both be ordered from my website at www.createvibranthealth.com/
products.htm
or if you live in or around Ashland you can come by my office located at 1701 Siskiyou Blvd. suite #3 please call in advance 541.482.2250. Discounts are available for orders of three or more containers.

Antioxidants are crucial nutrients to protect our cells from oxidative damage and maintain healthy cell function. For those of us who are serious about slowing down the aging process it makes sense to maximize the antioxidant values of our foods and dietary supplements. In my next newsletter I will go into more detail about how antioxidants work and how they can function to prevent disease and support rejuvenation of all systems of the body.

I look forward to hearing back from those of you who have comments or feedback on this newsletter.

To your health,
Jim

Healing the Body with Far Infrared Heat and Negative Ions

When I moved into my current home in Ashland my neighbor, a well-known tai massage therapist, invited me to experience a healing/relaxation session on a far infrared, negative ion generating mat called a bio mat™ which she uses with her clients. What sold me on it above all the testimonials was that her cat was always laying on it. Animals know what is healing and naturally discern the beneficial from the harmful.

I ended up having several 45 minute sessions on her bio mat which were all very relaxing – often with me dozing off and feeling very relaxed afterward. I recently added a bio mat™ to my office for clients and myself to utilize for healing, detoxification and relaxing.

The BioMat™ incorporates the three most powerful healing energies known to date:

1. Far Infrared Rays- "Nature's Miracle Light"

  • Discovered by NASA to be the safest most beneficial natural light wave
  • Increases blood flow
  • Shown to destroy cancer cells without harming surrounding healthy cells (Harvard Medical School)
  • Penetrates 6-8 inches to innermost recesses of the body, stimulating healing and regeneration of nerves and meridians hidden beneath surface, adipose and muscle tissue layers
  • Balances PH by decreasing acidity

2. Negative Ions - "Nature's Battery Charger"

  • Naturally created, fast-moving electrical particles which cleanse and purify the air we breathe
  • Delivers and molecular massage which accelerates and deepens all healing and cleansing processes
  • Considered the 'master power switch' activating the body's entire cellular communication system

3. Amethyst Quartz- "Nature's Super Conductor"

  • Scientifically found to offer the steady and powerful delivery of far infrared into the human body
  • Powerful Detoxifier, amethyst "blood purifier, insomnia, headaches, mental disorders, arthritis, skeletal and healing disorders
  • Relieves Pain and Joint Stiffness
  • Reduces Stress and Fatigue
  • Removes Waste and Toxins
  • Increases Blood Circulation
  • Strengthens the Cardiovascular System
  • Improves the Immune System
  • Boost Energy and Vitality

BioMats™ are becoming very popular with health care practitioners and more and more people are purchasing them for their own home use as well. If you live in or around Ashland and want to have a free introductory Biomat™ session in my office or if you are interested in purchasing one for your personal use contact me at 541.482.2250.

For more of the healing benefits of the BioMat™ Amethyst healing system please visit my website at www.createvibranthealth.com/
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