Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Krill Oil and ADHD and other brain-related illnesses

Replace your children’s strong drugs with nature’s safer, more effective alternatives

Do you know any parents who would love to replace or reduce the strong drugs their children are taking every day with safer, more effective natural alternatives direct from nature?

What about replacing Ritalin with
Krill Oil?

One of our clients reported that her doctor prescribed Ritalin for her 12-year old son several months ago and has had to increase the dosage dramatically twice to get the same result. “It frightens me to think how much he will have to take a year from now. We have to find a better solution.” She was thrilled to learn about
Krill Oil.

Twelve percent of all children and 6% of all adults in North America have ADHD.

Ritalin is the drug of choice for both children and adults who are diagnosed with ADD and ADHD.

A four week study of 64 adults with ADHD found no evidence of effectiveness with Ritalin. Many children and adults hate the effects they feel from taking Ritalin and other narcotic drugs, yet, until now, they’ve had few alternatives.

A Florida study evaluated the effects of cold-processed
Krill Oil on adult ADHD. It was a preliminary study of 30 otherwise healthy adults with confirmed diagnosis of ADHD. They took 500 mg daily dose of krill oil. That’s half or 1/3 the amount we recommend.

The 90-day interim results showed significant improvement as follows:

60.2% improvement in concentration and working capacity

39% improvement in ability to focus
48.4% improvement in social skills
34.2% improvement in ability to manage money
50% improvement in planning skills
34.5% improvement in driving capacity and road safety skills

Dr. Leslie Rouder, director of disability services at Barry University where the study was sponsored, stated, “krill oil is shown to be a natural, safe and effect product for the treatment of ADHD.”

Low levels of omega-3s are linked to other brain-related illnesses like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mood disorders, moderate depression, etc.

There have been over 160 studies of
omega 3 concerning learning, memory, and mental disorders. Omega 3 improves school performance and reduce behavioral problems.

Omega 3 has been combined with iron, zinc, folic acid and other vitamins to improve verbal intelligence, learning, and memory test scores after six months trials.

Here’s some remarkable research news: Did you know that what you eat can affect the brain molecules and synapses in your grandchildren’s brains?

Why not eat
Healthy snacks fortified with Omega 3?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A New Twist on the Old Fashion Fruit Cake!!

OR Fruit Cake Muffins**

Use Any Pound Cake Mix OR Your favorite Fruitcake Recipe
And then ADD:
1 pkg
JD Fruit Stix’s Blueberry
1 pkg JD Fruit Stix’s Berry Blend
1 pkg JD Fruit Stix’s Pina Colada
1 pkg JD Fruit Stix’s Apple Cinnamon

Chopped Walnuts (optional)
Raisins (optional)

1) Use 4 to 5 stixs of each of the 4 different JD Fruit Stix Flavors –
Cut each stick into tiny pieces
Put all the tiny pieces into a sealed container with a TBSP of the dry cake mix
OR if you are using the chopped walnuts just shake the pieces of fruit with the walnuts & raisins to coat them & to keep them from sticking together.
If there are any stixs left over – go ahead and eat them!!

2) Follow the directions on the Pound Cake mix
(I prefer to use the Betty Crocker Pound Cake in the Red Box)
then fold the Fruit Stix pieces, nuts & raisins into the Pound Cake batter
OR with your favorite fruit cake recipe –when it calls for the candied fruits –
just substitute with the
JD Fruit Stix pieces

3) Bake according to the directions of the recipe you are using!
**You can even make some Mini Fruit Cake Bites by using the mini cupcake papers. Fill to the top with aprox 1tsp of mix & bake for 15- 17 minutes. Makes 48+ mini bites!!**

4) ENJOY!!! But remember to get YOUR piece first … because it won’t last long!!

Get yourself a Gift Pack from
Jerky Direct with all the Fruit Stix flavors -
And start your very own Fruit Stix Cake Tradition!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Insulin resistance and jerky

Insulin resistance and jerky
By Dr. David P. Bowman

It may surprise you to see how people who are insulin resistant react to food. Those who don't have insulin resistance watch them with wonder. They think their appetite is out of control. Why? Because those with insulin resistance don't think about food like you and me. The out-of-balance chemicals in their bodies and their brains literally force them to think constantly about food. Whenever they get close to food, their natural instinct is to devour it. That’s how powerful insulin is in their body.

The advice from most weight loss systems is to
snack on many small, healthy meals throughout the day, but the options for insulin-resistant people are limited. Their “small meals” mean a Cup-o-Noodles, donuts, candy or other unhealthy choices.

Insulin-resistant people need slow-burning,
high protein food to slow down the sugar conversion in their body and shut off the hunger chemicals. And they need it a half hour before they are hit with intense cravings or the temptations of a huge meal or party buffet.

The same thing is true for diabetics and people who are hypoglycemic. They all crave the empty sweets and starches. But these are the worst possible snacks for them. Their choices are very limited. Nuts and
jerky are about the only convenience foods that provide the slow-burning natural fats and protein that will douse the hunger chemicals inside their brain.

But here’s a caution. Don't wait until you're ready to devour the whole carton of ice cream before you reach for a strip of
jerky. Schedule the snack. Keep jerky in your car or desk drawer and reach for it when your brain sends its first message of hunger.

Most of us don't understand how unreasonable our body’s hunger chemicals can be. They make us react in ways other people would never think of doing. This intense hunger must be controlled with habits that protect us from ourselves.

So stock up on a variety of flavors from
Jerky Direct as a great weight-management hedge.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What does all natural and organic really mean?

What does all natural and organic really mean?

The organic certification is a strong and consistent program that maintains a high standard of excellence.

For a product to qualify for the
all-natural claim, all of these qualifications must be met. Our products must have no added hormones or antibiotics. It also means they're minimally processed with no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Organic is a United States Department of Agriculture certification that includes all the qualifications for the “all-natural” claim, plus the animals and all the plant products they consume must be raised on land that has been free from any chemical pesticides, herbicides, and non-natural fertilizers for at least three years.

Mother animals that were not born organic can never be organic. Only if the mother has been on certified organic land and feed for at least a year will the offspring be qualified as organic for
meat snacks.

The organic certification is a strong and consistent program that maintains a high standard of excellence. There are a very few production facilities in the United States that are
certified organic. Organic certification is truly the ultimate in quality.