Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gastrointestinal, More than a Gut Feeling more than a gut feeling …

Gastrointestinal Research Is Becoming More than a Gut Feeling Jane Ramberg
I have a gut feeling …
… that many of us underestimate the important role our gastrointestinal tract plays in our overall health. If you have been following the literature, however, you will have noticed an explosion of scientific interest in this area—research made possible with the development of creative tools that can explore the inhospitable territory of our gut, our “inner tube of life.” (1) Much of this research has focused on the 1,000 trillion microorganisms (primarily bacteria) that live there. Dubbed the “dark matter of life” by the renowned scientist E.O. Wilson, these microorganisms outnumber the cells of our bodies 10:1 and, as a group, their genes outnumber ours 100:1.(2) They have been tough to study because they thrive in an environment that defies replication in the laboratory. So, scientists have resorted to genetic techniques to obtain their population “fingerprints.” http://www.healthyscience.net/gastrointestinal-research-is-becoming-more-than-a-gut-feeling/#more-779
The emerging science is uncovering the exquisitely complex symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship that we share with these microorganisms.(1,3) The benefit for them, of course, is a nice, warm, safe place to live! And what do we gain? We’re learning that these gut bacteria do a lot more than their long-acknowledged tasks of breaking down complex molecules that human enzymes can’t digest and producing biotin and vitamin K. Their functions are much more sophisticated: producing hormones that direct fat storage; regulating intestinal physiology, development and function; “training” the immune system, and preventing the growth of harmful, pathogenic bacteria. We’ve also learned that gut microbial ecosystems can be perturbed by antibiotics,(4) associated with changes in body weight(5) and correlated with blood glucose levels.(6)
Increase in Probiotic Research
Nutrition researchers have been paying attention, investigating a means to modulate GI tract function and support health. Probiotic research has recently become a hot topic, as can be seen in this chart showing an overview of studies published over the past five decades.

Mannatech has been in the forefront of developing supplements that support GI tract health. Ambrotose® complex, launched in 1996, was a prebiotic supplement ahead of its time.* Both Ambrotose complex and Advanced Ambrotose® powder have been shown, in in vitro studies using human colonic bacteria, to exert positive prebiotic effects.*(7,8) GI-ProBalance™ slimsticks were formulated to work together to enhance the effectiveness of Ambrotose products.*
Jane Ramberg is the Director of Product Science for Mannatech, Incorporated.
Note: Probiotics are bacteria, taken orally, that are designed to colonize and support the health of the GI tract.
Prebiotics are oligosaccharides and polysaccharides that support the growth of healthy bacteria in the GI tract.
Reference List
1. Simpson S, Ash C, Pennisi E, Travis J. The inner tube of life. The gut: inside out. Science 2005;307:1895–925.
2. Qin J, Li R, Raes J, et al. A human gut microbial gene catalogue established by metagenomic sequencing. Nature 2010;464:59–65.
3. Xu J, Gordon JI. Honor thy symbionts. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 2003;100:10452–9.
4. Dethlefsen L, Huse S, Sogin ML, Relman DA. The pervasive effects of an antibiotic on the human gut microbiota, as revealed by deep 16S rRNA sequencing. PLoS Biol 2008;6:e280.
5. Turnbaugh PJ, Hamady M, Yatsunenko T, et al. A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins. Nature 2008.
6. Larsen N, Vogensen FK, van den Berg FW, et al. Gut Microbiota in Human Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Differs from Non-Diabetic Adults. PLoS ONE 2010;5:e9085.
7. Sinnott RA, Ramberg J, Kirchner JM, et al. Utilization of arabinogalactan, aloe vera gel polysaccharides, and a mixed saccharide dietary supplement by human colonic bacteria in vitro. Int J Probiotics Prebiotics 2007;2:97–104.
8. Marzorati M, Verhelst A, Luta G, et al. In vitro modulation of the human gastrointestinal microbial community by plant-derived polysaccharide-rich dietary supplements. Int J Food Microbiol 2010;139:168–76.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Raw Coconut oil elevates [the good healthy stuff] HDL

Dietary coconut oil elevates [the good healthy stuff] HDL and reduces
abdominal obesity in women. | GreenMedInfo | Article | Natural Medicine
| Alternative Medicine | Integrative Medicine


Friday, June 10, 2011

Australian scientists present Ambrotose® complex clinical study results

Australian scientists present Ambrotose® complex clinical study results at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference in Auckland, New Zealand
May 18, 2011

Australian scientists recently presented the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial which showed that, shortly after taking a single 4 gram serving of Ambrotose complex powder, healthy adults experienced improved memory and performed better on demanding cognitive tasks. The product had no effect on blood glucose levels.* † The trial was led by Dr. Talitha Best, post-doctoral research fellow at the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre (NPRC), University of South Australia, and the Brain Sciences Institute (BSI) Swinburne University of Technology. Study co-authors included Professor Peter Howe and Associate Professor Jon Buckley (NPRC); Dr. Janet Bryan, School of Psychology, University of South Australia; and Professor Andrew Scholey (BSI). The Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology was created to conduct an annual meeting for the presentation of research in experimental psychology. Dr. Best’s study was presented as part of a symposium Dr. Best convened and co-chaired with Professor Scholey, titled “Brains and food—detecting nutritional effects on cognition.”

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
† Mannatech, Incorporated provided partial funding for this study and provided the Ambrotose supplement and placebo used in this study.

Best T, Howe P, Bryan J, Buckley J, Scholey A (2011) Plant polysaccharides, memory and cognition in middle-aged adults. Presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, April 28–30, 2011.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Course on: Glyconutrient Implications & Related Nutrient Co-Factors in Health, Wellness & Quality of Life

Glyconutrient Implications & Related Nutrient
Co-Factors in Health, Wellness & Quality of Life

Many new medical studies from 2010 and 2011 will significantly enhance your ability to share the critical importance of the health benefits of glyconutrients with everyone you meet.

Truly, this course will help revolutionize your appreciation of the value of glyconutrient technology in optimizing wellness and helping to achieve the best patient outcome through integrative health.

4 CEUs available for professional licensure. This course also counts for Proevity’s GNWC certification renewal.


Friay, July 8, 2011
9:30am to 1:30pm

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2527 State Highway 248
Branson, Missouri 65616-9240

Target Audience
All healthcare professionals, health or wellness consultants and coaches, and nutrition products representatives.

$110 with Credits for CEs or Proevity Certification
$125 with Credits for CEs or Proevity Certification, plus DVD recording of previous webinar
$85 attendance only (no credits)

Please REGISTAR by July 3rd to guarantee a seat. Onsite registration will be accepted if seats are available.

*Early Bird Special: Register by June 30, 2011 and you will receive a Special ‘Enduring Material’ course credit voucher of $50 to be uses towards the Glyconutritional course set: $150 with voucher-$100 or the GNWC certification course set: $225 with voucher- $175. Save on shipping; Place your order now and pick it up at the seminar. Write info@proevity.com for special order form. If you have already purchased these courses or attended the live seminars, the voucher may be applied to another Proevity purchase or certification application fee.

John W. Rollins, PhD
Dr. Rollins is currently an Intellectual Property and R and D Consultant. He is also on the Speakers Bureau, lecturing on Glyconutritionals. Dr. Rollins was most recently employed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Quality Assurance Manager. During his tenure at the USPTO he was exposed, directly or indirectly, to nearly every new drug and nutritional discovery that came through the Patent Office in the past 23 years. He says,". . . our group at the patent office had the opportunity to review the best technology presented by the world's best scientists." Dr. Rollins states, "There have been many significant discoveries, but one stands head and shoulders above the rest; the discovery of a new category of vital nutrients called Glyconutrients."

Dr. Rollins has worked for many years in the area of complimentary medicine as a lecturer and presenter of health and nutrition information to the general public. In the late 1970s and early 1980s he co-founded a non-profit health education organization called "Better Health Associates." This group of educators and entrepreneurs staged seminars and lectures throughout the Washington, DC Metro area.

Dr. Rollins has held positions as a research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, NYU College of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Howard University College of Medicine; Chemical Patent Examiner, Patentability Review Examiner and Quality Assurance Specialist at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His specialty there was Bio Affecting plant extracts and carbohydrate compositions.

Dr. Rollins was educated in the public schools of Chesapeake, VA, graduating from Crestwood high school in 1961. He received his BS degree from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA in Biology, 1966; his MS degree from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Institute, AL in biology, 1968; and his MA and PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY in Developmental Biology, 1972. He also has two years of Postdoctoral studies/Assistant Research Professor in Chemical Carcinogenesis at the New York University College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 1974.

Dr. Rollins is a highly sought after speaker and presenter on topics relating to Glyconutrients and Glycobiology. He has presented lectures on the glyconutrient technology all over North America (including Tobago, WI), Antigua and Trinidad. In addition to being a member of Proevity,s CE faculty, Dr. Rollins is a contributing author of the book The Healing Power of 8 Sugars, edited by Dr. Allen Somersall, MD, PhD. Dr. Rollins is the subject of several published interviews in a newspaper named, "The Atlanta Voice": an article titled "Disruptive Technology Brings Hope to Healthcare"; Success from Home; and another titled "Ten Compelling Reasons Why You Need Glyconutrients". He is also featured on a popular DVD, "A Sweet Discovery".

Daniel L. Fouts, DC
Dr. Dan Fouts completed his undergraduate training at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio followed by professional training at National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. He holds two degrees, Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. His professional career has included clinical practice and extensive post graduate education in orthopedics, radiology and nutrition.

Dr. Fouts’ ongoing interest in nutrition, especially in the emerging field of glycobiology and glyconutritional technologies, prompted him to extensively study the medical and scientific literature in these areas. Dr. Fouts’ ability to make complex information exciting and easy to understand, as well as his passion in presenting that information, has made him a sought-after speaker, having lectured in eight countries and more than 240 cities.

Dr. Fouts has also authored and co-authored five continuing medical education courses and five certification courses in nutritional technologies. He has taught those courses to health care professionals in over forty seminars as a faculty member of Proevity Continuing Education Group.

Dr Fouts retired from his chiropractic practice in 1999 to pursue his desire to work full-time educating both health care professionals and the general public about some of the latest advances in nutritional technologies that provide additional options for improved health, wellness and quality of life.

As CEO and President of Destiny Health International, LLC. Dr. Fouts shares valuable and potentially life-changing nutrition information about dietary supplements with thousands of people both in the U.S. and abroad through the use of online courses, webinars, e-newsletters, self-paced home study courses and live seminars.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011


By Lee Bechtel NHF Lobbyist

June 2011

From time to time, some health-freedom groups and individuals want to grab attention and publicize what they think they know about Congressional legislation that could seriously impact our health-freedom rights and protections. Unfortunately, too often, they just cross the line in presenting fiction as legislative or FDA policy fact.

This is the case with the third version of Senator Leahy's Food Safety Accountability Act, SB 216, which recently passed the Senate and is pending in the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Like "Chicken Little," the claims of others are that “the sky is falling” on dietary supplements and organic/nutritional foods. The NHF follows Congressional legislation closely and lobbies for and against bills on an ongoing basis, not when it is convenient and will draw attention but when it is really needed. The NHF is serious about investigating the facts and legislative language of any Congressional bills that might affect health freedom or the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). This is done on all issues before the NHF even speaks its opinion and legislative position. We do our homework because the health-freedom community deserves to know the truth. And NHF knows that health-freedom advocates want the truth before spending their precious time lobbying members of Congress or donating to a cause.

The fact is, the sky is not falling on supplements or on organic/nutritional foods with SB 216, as some are claiming on this issue. This third version of the Leahy bill is drastically pared back in scope from the original bill, and even the second version of the legislation. Regardless, in all three versions, dietary supplements are exempted from the application of the definition of food contained in SB 216. In the bill, food has the meaning given that term in Section 201 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321). This is not the DSHEA part of the food section in the FDCA.

According to Senate staff, Senators Sessions, Hatch, Coburn, and Grassley all had concerns about the statutory linkage between foods and supplements, and the final Leahy language reflects these concerns. The only "troubling" legislative word is "food." So, organic foods and supplements are not included, only conventional foods and the companies that process and distribute conventional foods. As we all know, conventional foods are foods that are not dietary supplements. And, dietary supplements must be labeled as such and must not be represented for use as a conventional food or as the sole item of a meal.

On the issue of the application of SB 216 to organic/natural foods, the Leahy bill amends last year's so-called Food Safety law, S.510, which the NHF and others strongly opposed. To that bill, the Testor/Hagan amendment was added to exempt small organic and natural food growers. By definition, this Chicken Little threat does not exist for small organic and natural food growers.

The intent of the latest Leahy Food Safety Accountability bill, according to the Senator's own floor statement, is to provide sufficient criminal sanctions for those who violate the food-safety laws with the intent to mislead or defraud. These are conventional food companies and their CEOs. Under current law, this is illegal but only a Federal misdemeanor with fines and recalls. Leahy ups the ante on conventional food companies, especially those who import conventional food for distribution to U.S. consumers. Food safety is important, but it should not be over-regulated. Regulations have a strange way of back-firing and producing the exact opposite of their intended effects. In this case, as we have always said, more regulations will just make the food supply less safe, not safer.

The NHF is monitoring the Leahy bill in the House. Its chances for passage are slim and none, but anything with Congress is possible. Even if the Leahy bill did pass and were enacted into law, it would not materially impact dietary supplements or organic food products. There’s a world of difference between acknowledging an indirect or limited threat as opposed to blowing things all out of proportion just so that you can look as if you are doing something.

Sensationalism makes for good headlines, but it really disrespects you the reader – the health-freedom proponent who matters the most. The NHF is husbanding its resources and not actively trying to defeat SB 216 because of the facts we set forth above and – quite frankly – because we do not support Big Agribusiness companies and their rapacious practices.

As the oldest and best-respected health-freedom group on Capitol Hill, the NHF continues to be the credible source of objective assessment of, and proactive actions on, Congressional legislation and FDA matters that have material impact upon our freedom-of-health choices and access to dietary supplements and nutritional foods.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Over 106,000 die every year drug reactions .

At least 106,000 people die every year from adverse drug reactions watch this video and learn more.


Every year 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed in USA. http://tinyurl.com/2x7lvk


Dr. Gary Null, Vaccine are not safe watch video http://tinyurl.com/3q3zrdk It's in 3 parts. 400,000 GI's sick, 33,000 died.