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Health Foods: The Natural Source

Bee Pollen: Pollen is the male germ seed of flowering plants. It is said to contain every element required by living organisms. Scientists claim it is a source of near perpetual youth. It contains all the water-soluble vitamins including B12, is a good source of vitamins E and K, has a rich supply of minerals, trace elements and enzymes as well as hormonal substances beneficial to humans. Builds up resistance to disease, boosts the immune system, provides dynamic energy. It is probably the perfect skin food. It is an excellent source of rutin, a bioflavonoid important in the formation of collagen, the structural protein that gives skin its contours, elasticity and strength. Excellent for elderly people to overcome apathy, listlessness, weariness and depression. Start off by taking a little only. Do not take in the afternoon unless intending to stay awake late. Apparently has the capacity to render hayfever sufferers symptom-free, provided oral doses are taken regularly for several weeks before the season begins.

Bee propolis: Nature’s natural antibiotic. Strengthens the immune system to fight off infections, inflammation, and disease. Particularly effective for ulcers, strengthens the heart and regulates blood pressure. Helps overcome sleeplessness, nervousness and fatigue.

Chlorella: Chlorella and Spirulina (see below) are small single-celled algae which provide a complete vegetable protein source. Chlorella contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals including B complex, beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, iron and calcium, almost 70% protein, and 19 of the 22 amino acids. It is the highest source of chlorophyll which is a liver detoxifier, a bowel cleanser, and a catalyst for the absorption of other elements, including iron. It is the highest source of the nucleic acids DNA and RNA, reduced levels of which are believed to be implicated in physical deterioration and ageing.
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Cider Vinegar: This vinegar, made from apples, has some amazing properties. It is a great source of Potassium and its action on the whole system is very beneficial for those who can take it. (I have to say that from my own experience, sadly, it does not suit people battling with a Candida infection, but that does not diminish its intrinsic worth.)

It has many properties when taken internally. It improves digestion, especially of proteins, and it has the ability to dissolve plaque in the arteries.

Perhaps the fullest exploration of the value of Cider Vinegar for humans and animals is to be found in two books by D C Jarvis, MD called " Folk Medicine" and " Arthritis and Folk Medicine" . Noticing the wonderful health of the people of his native Vermont who still practised their forefathers' dietary habits, Dr Jarvis made a very thorough study of their knowledge of Cider Vinegar as it relates to the health of both humans and animals, and these two books contain a wealth of great information. Farmers in particular will be fascinated by the case histories of the use of Cider Vinegar in treating mastitis in dairy herds.
Note: Also, help yourself to a free download of the small e-book "Vinegar for your Health" from our Free Downloads page in the Health News E-Books Section. It has a companion book on the use of Vinegar for household cleaning.

Colostrum: Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced from the mother's mammary glands during the first 24-48 hours after birth. Colostrum provides life-supporting immune and growth factors that ensure the health and vitality of the new-born. Now research into the benefits of colostrum for humans and animals is proving enormous benefits for a wide variety of diseases and ailments from irritable bowel syndrome and ME to scleroderma, Alzheimer's, allergies, hypoglycaemia, immune deficiencies, hepatitis C and many more. Colostrum is being hailed as "Nature's Healing Miracle". It is also proving to have substantial fitness and anti-aging benefits.

Bovine colostrum is being produced to the highest of standards in New Zealand, utilising colostrum collected from New Zealand's prime pasture-fed dairy herds, after the needs of newborn calves have been met. Production processes and standards ensure the very highest assimilation and nutrient quality.

For research and testimonies on the many benefits of colostrum, please click the links below:

For the world's highest quality colostrum products, produced in USA and New Zealand, please click these links:

Deer Velvet: Contains prostaglandins - important cell function regulators that play a key role in the body’s response to injury, inflammation, infection and pain. Contains 47% protein, the major protein being collagen, with glutamic acid, alanine, glycine and proline. Mineral content (33%) includes calcium, potassium, chlorine, sulphur, phosphorous, silicon, magnesium, sodium, nitrogen, manganese, iron, copper and zinc. Has been scientifically tested in relation to stress, asthma, nervous disorders, digestion, inflammation, skin disorders, rheumatism, menstruation problems, arthritic pain. Increases stamina and well-being.

Flax Seed Oil: (See also Linseed) Pure, unrefined flax seed oil, pressed from linseeds, is incredibly rich in both forms of essential fatty acids. It has 15-20% linoleic acid (twice unsaturated) and 50-60% linolenic acid (three times unsaturated), both of which are essential to the life processes (see Vitamins). It is also a very good source of beta-carotene (the precursor to vitamin A), vit E, and lecithin, all of which are necessary for the digestion and processing of fats and oils in the diet. Linseed oil also metabolises into prostaglandins (hormone-like substances produced by the body) which play an important part in heart function, regulating blood pressure, and arterial functioning. Long-term clinical research in Germany indicates that pure, unrefined linseed oil, when combined with sulphur-rich proteins, such as cottage cheese or skim milk powder, corrects fatty degeneration and stimulates the oxygenation processes of the body. The degeneration of these processes can result in cancer, diabetes, and many other degenerative diseases. See "How to Fight Cancer & Win" below.

Honey: Honey contains 75% natural sugars and 17%water, along with many of the B group of vitamins, vitamin C, organic acids, carotene, and many of the important minerals including potassium (a very rich source), magnesium, iron, sodium, calcium, sulphur, phosphorus, and other factors which scientists have been unable to identify. It has a reputation for prolonging life. Natural unprocessed honey has been shown to increase calcium retention and to raise haemoglobin count. It has been used to treat anaemia, arthritis, poor circulation, liver and kidney disorders, skin problems and insomnia.
Newsflash: Scientists in the Waikato, New Zealand, investigating the healing power of NZ manuka honey have developed a method of rating the honey's antibacterial properties. Active manuka honey is now being sold with a UMF number to show different healing strengths. The scientists report that people using honeys with UMF ratings of 10 or more are getting a very rapid clearance of infection from badly infected wounds. All manuka honeys sold with UMF ratings will undergo quality testing which will establish this additional antibacterial component, over and above the natural hydrogen peroxide antibacterial property of honey in general.
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Lecithin: Lecithin is derived mainly from soya beans. It has been found to be an essential constituent of the human brain and nervous system and also of the endocrine glands and the muscles of the heart and kidneys. Nervous, mental, or glandular activity can use up lecithin faster than it is replaced. Lecithin is an emulsifier which reduces the cholestrol level in the blood. It has been used successfully as part of the treatment for manic depression and vascular diseases.

Linseed: The nutritional analysis of linseed shows it to contain all the essential amino acids. It is a rich source of vitamins A, D and E, plus B1, B2 and C - the vitamins the body requires to process the essential fatty acids. It contains all the major minerals - potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, iron, zinc, sodium, chlorine, plus the important trace minerals - manganese, silicon, iodine, molybdenum and chromium. It is an excellent source of fibre which assists in regulating bowel movement, and of a mucilage which neutralises excess stomach acidity and lines the mucous membranes of the digestive and intestinal tract. It also acts to regulate the glucose content of the blood, which may assist the diabetic.

Royal Jelly: Contains many important vitamins, 20 amino acids and some enzymes and minerals, including nucleic acid, pantothenic acid, and biotin. Provides extreme amounts of energy, stamina, and resistance to toxins caused by excessive exercise. Has an ability to protect against radiation, increases fecundity in animals, improves the body's use of oxygen, lowers blood pressure, speeds regeneration of damaged tissue, lowers cholestrol and increases the body's tolerance of stress. Enhances mental functions. One of the world’s most concentrated sources of energy. Contains virtually all the life-supporting elements plus an unidentified 3% which scientists were unable to break down. Japanese scientists have now discovered the mystery element that gives Royal Jelly its potency. Hydroxy-2-Decenoic Acid (HDA)is now thought to be the element that gives it its potency and power.

Spirulina: A single-celled alga, nature's richest source of protein, containing 3 times as much protein as beef (between 65 and 71%). Contains 17 amino acids in good balance. Content of phenylalanine has been shown to control appetite. Next to spirulina the highest source of vegetable protein in the world is chlorella. Like chlorella, spirulina has a chemical analysis showing a wide balance of proteins, vitamins, minerals, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and fats.

Note: The above information is offered not as a prescription or in place of proper medical care, but as a report on research findings which may be of interest. In cases of sickness, the attention and care of a nutritionally aware health professional are essential.


"Ageless Ageing" L Kenton - Century Publishing, UK.
"How to Fight Cancer & Win" W L Fischer - Fischer Publishing Co, US.
"Stay Alive Longer!" Lelord Kordel - Manor Books Inc, US.
"The Health Revolution" R Horne - Happy Landings Pty Ltd, Aust.
"Can You Remember What to Take?" J Priest - Healthy Options Ltd, NZ.

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