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Posted @ 4/23/2012 12:16 PM By Terri Wiebold
It is always best to ingest most of your nutrients through good sources of real food – making sure it is not genetically modified (GMO), and organically grown whenever possible.
When deciding what kinds of fish to eat, your choices can be confusing. You need to ensure you are eating “Wild Caught” and definitely not “Farm Raised.” “Farm Raised” fish contain many chemicals, toxins, and mercury, and these harmful agents are not processed or eliminated from the body. “Farm Raised” fish also have high levels of antibiotics, dyes, growth hormones, PCB’s, and endocrine disruptors. These toxins also build up in our bodies when we consume these fish.
To avoid the toxicity of “Farm Raised” fish, we should insist upon buying “Wild Caught” fish. “Wild Caught” fish is labeled as such at the grocery store. These fish are cleaner, have higher protein content, and they have a higher Omega 3 content.
Although “Wild Caught” fish are best, some types of fish are cleaner than others.
Please consult this chart when buying and eating fish:
Low Mercury Levels:
Anchovies Herring Sardines
Butterfish Mackerel Scallop
Catfish Mullet Shrimp
Crab Oyster Sole
Crawfish Perch Squid
Croaker Plaice Tilapia
Flounder Pollock Trout
Haddock Salmon Whitefish
Moderate Mercury Levels (eat 6 or less servings per month):
Bass Jacksmelt Skate
Carp Snapper Cod
Lobster Tuna (canned chunk light) Mahi Mahi
Monkfish Halibut Perch
High Mercury Levels (eat 3 or less servings per month):
Bluefish Tuna (canned Albacore) Grouper
Sea Bass Yellowfin Tuna
Highest Mercury Levels (avoid eating):
King Mackerel Shark Marlin
Swordfish Orange Roughy Tilefish
Do not avoid eating fish, just ensure you make clean choices. Ask restaurants and grocery stores if the fish is “Wild Caught,” and eat varieties that are not high in toxins.
It is reassuring to know that professional supplement companies follow the Good Standards of Manufacturing Practices, which uses a process of extracting all heavy metals from toxins in the fish source used to make fish oil supplements. Fish oil supplements should only be from sardines or anchovies, not bottom feeders, such as shrimp. If you or a family member is allergic to sardines or anchovies, contact me for alternative suggestions to the typical fish oil supplement.
*Mercury levels chart from www.nrdc.org
Posted @ 4/9/2012 11:52 AM By Terri Wiebold
Here is a very important follow up to last month’s entry on nails! Although I have no intention of ever using gel nails, a local aesthetician called to my attention the problems associated with these artificial nails. She knows I am very conscientious about what chemicals people choose to expose themselves to, and I am happy to pass on the information to you!
Here are some of the risks of gel manicure products…
1) The products contain skin irritants, including certain methacrylates, which may cause skin redness, itching, and swelling. These products do not comply with the recommendations of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, an independent industry group, to include instructions to avoid skin contact.
2) The products contain toxic chemicals. Some contain butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), which is a carcinogen. Others include the ingredient methyl pyrrolidone, which may cause reproductive harm. Both of these ingredients are included on California’s Proposition 65 list of toxic chemicals.
3) The products require UV light to “set” the gel. Although these manicures require only 4-8 minutes of exposure to the rays, manicures may be done every two weeks. You should avoid all unnecessary exposure to UV radiation!
4) Removing the gel in the required acetone solution can lead to long-term problems. Acetone is a very drying chemical, and it may cause cracking, peeling, brittle nails, and chapped skin.
Use this information to make the wise decision to steer clear of gel manicures. With all the potential side effects, these manicures are simply not worth the risk. Contact me if you are experiencing any reactions to gel manicures you have had in the past.
Posted @ 1/16/2012 1:32 PM By Terri Wiebold
A note from Biotics Research: Biotics Research has changed Bio-Immunozyme Forte™ from a tablet to a capsule. The formulation was not changed and so the recommended dosage remains the same.
Have you cleaned your house lately? By your house, I mean your body. This is the ideal time of year for your body to become renewed by detoxifying the collection of chemicals and toxins that have not been metabolized. These toxins may have been in your system for months or even years! Sooner or later, the build-up of these toxins creates symptoms of a disease or unknown obvious cause.
Personally, I have detoxified annually for years. The benefits for me include:
- Eliminating cravings, especially after the holidays
- Relieving headaches
- Increasing my mental clarity
- Creating a jumpstart on losing pounds accumulated during the holidays and winter
- Eliminating joint aches and pains
Each person will experience a unique set of benefits, as each person has a different body chemistry that needs to be cleansed.
The best way to understand the process and advantages of detoxification is to watch this 4-minute video on Detoxification by clicking here. After watching this video, I can help you take the necessary steps to implement this health plan!
Posted @ 12/19/2011 5:16 PM By Terri Wiebold
Tasting delicious food is a great pleasure in life. If the food does not give you a pleasurable taste, then it is not the right food for you. Recognize that your sense of taste is one way your body’s innate intelligence communicates with your conscious self.
Respect your sense of taste. Your body tells you the proper mix of nutrients it needs by giving you pleasure when consuming them.
Several factors can alter your sense of taste. First of all, processed foods contain chemicals that can dull your sense of taste. Not only are these chemicals toxic to your body, they affect your sense of taste for a lengthy amount of time. Stop eating processed foods in order to restore your sense of taste and your body’s proper balance.
Nutritional deficiencies can also alter your sense of taste. Consume a natural, balanced diet of a variety of whole foods, and your sense of taste will return. Toxins in your mouth can also affect how you taste your food. Good oral hygiene ensures that toxins will not hinder your sense of taste.