Pregnancy – what Nature Fresh products. Hypertension for older people – meds and side effects.
Q: I just want to say I love love love your products. I love the bee balm, skin therapy gel, toothpastes, parasite remedy, probiotics, deodarant wash, intimate washes,etc.
The latter I bought cal-mag, olive leaf and trebulus terrestris for my elderly parents, because I am just tired how hypertension medication and heart medication are making them suffer with terrible side effects.
A: Congrats on your pregnancy! We are delighted with your feedback about our products and hope you have a Healthy Happy Baby!
No-No: Parasite Remedy because it contains Artemisia. Also not Tribulus, Prostate, or the hormonal tinctures! They are only used if the Mom used Agnus Castus or Sweet potato, for instance to conceive. Then they need to continue to keep the progesterone levels up. For such ladies who stopped using them abruptly the pregnancy failed. (So under professional supervision, these cases need constant progesterone monitoring.)
Most important for you is PROBIOTIC-15. The microbiome needs to be well stocked with the beneficial strains of gut bacteria. Also use some liquid probiotics diluted 5 :100 for vaginal rinsing (with a small enema bulb) from time to time for the same reason – especially if you plan to have a normal / natural birth. This will give Junior the leading edge. Take the Calcium Complex to boost both of your skeletons and enjoy the bump!
Your heart patients will definitely benefit from our book: http://naturefresh.co.za/products/book-healthy-happy-heart/ Dr James and I spent 2 years researching alternative treatment. Magnesium and our Olive leaf tablets can be used as drug alternatives! I gave another radio interview on hypertension yesterday. See the link on the Radio panel on the home page www.naturefresh.co.za Here is the talk outline – just up their alley. http://naturefresh.co.za/high-blood-pressure-and-how-to-deal-with-it/
Olive leaf to treat HIV?
Q) I read on your website about olive leaf extract. Before ordering I would like to confirm that I haven’t misunderstood the fact olive leaf extract destroys HIV? If this is correct what is the dosage? And how long should one take it to eventually be free?
A) I have been told by a number of infected people who either did a thorough parasite cleanse or who took only olive leaves, that they tested as negative after even a month. Some took double doses of Parasite Remedy. Others only used the olive leaf tablets as directed. I cannot make any claims and can only share their success stories. The rest is up to you, but using Olive leaf is beneficial in many ways! The treatment is so simple and easy to do in any part of the world, at little cost because the remedy grows on trees.
One lady dying of HIV/AIDS was given our Parasite Remedy by a mutual friend. We recommended two double doses twice a day for the first week and thereafter, to use as directed on the bottle. They were going to call in the Priest, because the With Doctors could not help her anymore. After receiving the herbal treatment she walked out of hospital after 3 weeks. Now she is back at work! The black people who come to me for a stomach aches, coughs or tiredness often get the same Parasite Remedy. Unknown to me, some were HIV positive. After the bottle of Parasite Remedy one of them reported as HIV negative. But not everybody has the same results. But a general improvement in CD4 count was reported in a positive patient.
OLIVE LEAVES. One case from the UK tested as negative after a few weeks of taking our NATURE FRESH olive leaf tablets. (Olive leaves seem to attack and destroy retroviruses, as well as worms.) So people can help themselves, I do not have a retail agenda. I have taught people in many parts of Africa how to use their own precious herbal medicines. 7 fresh olive leaves = 1 of our tablets. Leaves can be juiced/pounded with water and strained. Some people chew them, but they are very bitter. Do not boil the leaves in a tea as it destroys most of the actives.
PARASITE REMEDY. All patients with a compromised immunity are wide open to parasites and carry a heavy load. Even big Pharma knows about the parasite load. Worms and flukes especially, act as vectors of other infections. Big parasites are hosts to viral, fungal, bacterial and other deadly microbial passengers and protect them from the immune system. They have to go! Getting rid of the worms and flukes with the Parasite Remedy is the first thing that I would do. http://naturefresh.co.za/products/nf-042-parasite-remedy-200ml-tincture-20-alcohol/ We all need to di this form time to time, so it is beneficial in many ways. After finishing the bottle at double doses you can then take Olive leaf tablets as directed on the container every day to follow up. http://naturefresh.co.za/products/nf-025-olive-leaf-tablets-90-tablets/
Olive leaf plus antibiotics for bladder infection
Q ) Hello I’m sure the answer to the Q is ‘yes’, but though I’d check…. Can you take Olive leaf extract whilst simultaneously taking antibiotics. I know conventional antibiotics shouldn’t be necessary but my sister’s doctor put her onto one (for a bladder infection obtained from a catheter…)? How often should she be taking the olive leaf extract?
Any other suggestions of how she can support her immunity so as not to have to take courses and courses of antibiotics (which is what often happens)?
A ) Yes! There is no harm in taking the olive leaf as it will help against Candidiasis. It is not a one off antibiotic cure all for bacteria and if the infection came from a hospital I too would take an antibiotic!!!!!!! But then follow up with our Probiotic-15 to replace the gut flora
For normal cystitis and bladder complaints, use cranberry juice if you feel it coming on. It contains D-mannose, a sugar that prevents bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls. For the burning, get the homeopathic remedy CANTHARIS or the combo BERBERIS/CANTHARIS, by WELEDA or PHARMA NATURA (Dis-chem or a health shop) It is good and also works as an antihistamine. (We use it for cats and also to prevent reactions to fleabites).
If you do yoga – watch out for inverted poses when suspicious of burning urine because the infection can leak into kidneys.
Calcium Complex – vitamin C versus ascorbic acid?
Q ) We’ve been using Ca+Mg for more years than I can remember.
Started using it when it was distributed through agents.
My question to you today is “what Vitamin C is used in the product” My sister and I do a lot of research and have found that ascorbic acid is an empty V C Vitamin C has 4 components.
A ) Thanks for an interesting question. What do you mean by empty? Ascorbic acid has more receptors for free radicals, so it is of benefit. “ascorbic acid is a vitamin found particularly in citrus fruits and green vegetables. It is essential in maintaining healthy connective tissue, and is also thought to act as an antioxidant. Severe deficiency causes scurvy. (anti – scorbutic)”
Many would say that vitamin C and ascorbic acid are interchangeable with a similar benefit. Linus Pauling only used ascorbic acid to great effect and won the Nobel prize for his work. We agree! A token amount is included to assist in acidifying the calcium and magnesium as does the citric acid to maintain an overall neutral pH of 7. It works – according to our satisfied customers and in some cases; we were sent clinical reports showing how osteoporosis was reversed. However, one needs to take extra vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) daily to boost the collagen to form new bone and connective tissue.
“Ascorbic acid is a six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.”
“Ascorbic Acid is a natural water-soluble vitamin (Vitamin C). Ascorbic acid is a potent reducing and antioxidant agent that functions in fighting bacterial infections, in detoxifying reactions, and in the formation of collagen in fibrous tissue, teeth, bones, connective tissue, skin, and capillaries. Found in citrus and other fruits, and in vegetables, vitamin C cannot be produced or stored by humans and must be obtained in the diet. (NCI04)”
“Where did all this speculation come from?
“My research has concluded that it originated from this article on Natural News. Dr. Linus Pauling and a multitude of scientific studies have proved that synthetic L-ascorbic acid is safe.6 If you want to take “natural” vitamin C, I have no issue with that as well, but I wish people would stop slandering synthetic L-ascorbic acid.”
Junior Toothpaste: Complaint about parabens and polysorbate causing cancer?
Q ) I have recently looked on the back of your toothpastes to find there are a bunch of unhealthy ingredients your aloe and propolis had parabens and I believe your children’s one too they say safe to swallow but if you research polysorbate 20 it’s a carcinogen which cause cancer my son has been using this for 4yrs swallowing cancer causing ingredients I don’t think it is ethical to call yourself natural or a natural product when you are using all these horrid ingredients! Please make your customers aware that they are using parabens and in bold do not swallow your products are not safe to swallow!!
A ) Thanks for sharing your concern about parabens with us. We have attached a few links to research about parabens to help reassure you that the methyl- and propyl- parabens used by the cosmetic industry are not nasty chemicals. To the contrary, they are the largest group of organic acids found in nature. Most come from food sources like mangoes and granadillas and they are identical in molecular structure to those found in our toothpaste. Without them, the product may become infected with mould and other nasty pathogens. When looking for an alternative we tried a number of suggested “natural” preservatives. The result? We had to recall and dispose of over 1 ton of contaminated toothpaste! So because we include a lot of herbal extracts, we have to use these parabens.
I hope you understand. My children and many others also “ate” the fluoride free toothpaste throughout their infancy and loved it. As a consequence they developed perfect teeth, like so many other young adults who have become Nature Fresh fans.
Here are links to references abut parabens:
Parabens are in a lot of natural foods
2 ) Polysorbate 20. These clinical trials document the results from testing different forms and concentrations of polysorbate.
OTHER TOXICITY INFORMATION
Complaint experience data are available on three product formulations containing Polysorbate 20. A shampoo containing 8.4 percent Polysorbate 20 had two safety-related complaints in 3 years with an estimated 5.88 million uses. A cuticle softener containing 2.0 percent Polysorbate 20 had 24 complaints in 4 years with 131 million uses. A paste mask containing 2.0 percent Polysorbate 20 had 11 complaints in 4 years with 12.7 million uses. These complaints were listed in the category “allergy/irritation.”
[Cosmetic Ingredient Expert Review Panel; Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Polysorbate 20, 21, 40, 60, 61, 65, 80, 81, and 85; Journal of the American College of Toxicology 3 (5): 1-82 (1984).] **PEER REVIEWED**
I can’t find any reference about polysorbate causing cancer in any of them, including the report from a highly respected source: HSDB A TOXNET DATABASE Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) These challenge tests are done with a few grams of the chemical as opposed to the minute amount one would find in a blob of toothpaste. Even the skin challenge tests did not cause cancer. The only – very rare complaint seems to be that of mild skin irritation or an allergy.
So far, nobody has reported being allergic let alone reactive to any of our products.
Even our plants and pets love them!
Olive leaf tincture for colds and candida?
Q) I recently bought your Olive Leaf Extract Tincture because my whole family has been sick for a few weeks with colds and flu.
My husband and I take 10 drops twice daily, and I give my two girls 5 drops twice a day (sometimes just once a day). We are experiencing headaches and slight nausea.
Could this be “die-off’ symptoms? And if so, should I reduce the dosage? We have struggled with candida and probably still are. Also, what is a good dosage for a 10/11-year-old? Thank you.
Dear Pamela, with small children the die-off effect can be quite intense (albeit beneficial in the long run). We make a buffered version, a tablet with olive leaf plus the calmag to ease the discomfort. When it comes to parasites, from large to microbial like mycotoxins, they all need to be flushed out as they support each other. We also have a Parasite Remedy for maintenance, especially if you cuddle pets the way we do!
Our website provides a good data base with home protocols. www.naturefresh.co.za
You can use the search box to find out more about:
OLIVE LEAF (even your own remedies)
Best regards, Sue Visser
Blood type AB with PCOS needs to lose weight
Q ) I am 41 years old, have PCOS and would love to lose weight. Other than being overweight I am perfectly healthy. I have tried many diets, Weighless, Banting, Keto, High protein etc etc etc. Just to gain everything back. I have dieted successfully in 2010 when I went to a dietician at UNITAS hospital in Pretoria who constructed a diet for me according to my bloodgroup AB+. The weight stayed off for a few years. I have to lose approximately 30 kg’s to be healty and obviously very happy.
I would like to know:
Do I start with your Megaslim diet first or should I start to get the Adrenal glands in correctly working order, then specific antigens, reducing cortisol levels, then eliminate excess oestrogen etc etc as described on your website. Or do I start with all the various detoxes eg. Kidneys, thyroid, heavy metal etc. I would love to work out an action plan, but not sure where to start and if I do one detox, for how long to follow that specific detox and how long before attempting the next one and with or without the Megaslim diet??? Can you please point me in the right direction?
Do you maybe have a dietician that only does bloodgroup diets/eating plans with your supplements? That would surely be the easiest. Thanking you in advance and thank you for your time reading this!!!!
A ) It is good that you are aware of the blood type diet. I am happy to work out a protocol you can manage as you seem to get overwhelmed, understandably.
1.) You need to really find out what food items are beneficial for you personally because AB has no general route. A dietitian needs to consider the secretor status, otherwise it won’t work. Are you AB1 or AB2? See HHE pages 20, 21. Do the muscle test or ask somebody to do it with you or dowse down the list with a pendulum. Try the bread? (I suspect you are AB2, the non-secretor.)
2.) The MEGASLIM protocol is designed for blood type compatibility. The free grazing is suggested for all blood types: lettuce, fresh air and so on! The idea is to stop the sugar and carb cravings and to treat the insulin resistance, so get used to eating more greenery and having it with mayonnaise and a bit of cheese is fat better than cheating with chocolate!
3.) You can include a course of the Parasite Remedy while on the MEGASLIM protocol, a good idea. Proceed immediately and knock off the first 10 kg. It should take 3 – 4 weeks. Soon after the Parasite Cleanse, do the heavy metal detox, still adhering to the basics of your AB2 eating guidelines.
4.) Then start with the PCOS protocol and be very strict about it. The main problem with this syndrome is the insulin resistance. Take it very seriously – with Chasteberry (Agnus Cstus) and do the pumpkin seed juicing to keep the testosterone under control. Otherwise you will never keep the weight off, because you keep making oestrogen and hence more fat cells.
After weight loss one should continue with a style of eating that maintains the weight yet keeps you satisfied.
Mind over matter makes it shrink! You are more vulnerable as a type AB and with PCOS to feel moody, aggressive and unhappy. We call it the door slamming syndrome. If you have problems sleeping or feel tense, take GABA and cod liver oil capsules. These supplements calm down the brain. Also take our Nature Fresh Calcium Complex powder in a little water with the GABA at bedtime to chill out.
Remind yourself that you do deserve to be healthy, slim and happy. Then congratulate yourself on the day’s effort. You made a difference. When you wake up, feel the weight melting off – some has disappeared already, feel it? Yes, tell yourself yes, I am already so much slimmer than yesterday. The mind needs this information as it orchestrates the slimming process, believe it or not! It works and now relax. (No more “I have tried this and that and nothing works” because it won’t work if that is what you tell yourself and especially other people, they add to your negative mind set. )
I look forward to the skinny new you , we will knock it off, wait and see. We will keep it off, by then it will be second nature.
Regards, Sue Visser
Heavy metal poisoning – mental symptoms and need to lose weight
Q ) You list a bunch of heavy metals symptoms. I was wondering if the ones below could be caused by heavy metals as well.
The important one that baffles me is that I have problems to start things and even if I start them I quit fast. It applies even to things that I like and I am successful at. It can be as small as not finished books to as big as dropping out of a university after few months. I did try to take the courses next year and the same thing happened! And it is not that the courses were difficult. I do not know what happened! I lost a lot of money on that too.
Few years ago I started real estate career and I was successful then I quit!
That weird behaviour really bothers me. It feels like my life is passing by and I do not accomplish anything.
Did you come across such symptom? Is it common? I just cannot get things done.
Few other ones:
1. Hair loss that started in my thirties. Also my hair and face get very oily very fast.
2. I had my amalgams and root canals removed 2 years ago ( I was disappointed that I did not see any positive changes) and since then I have quite a bit of bleeding between some teeth when using Water pick. I saw 3 dentist and they do not know what the problems is. My gums are healthy.
3. My eyesight worsened a year ago. Now I have to keep text further away. Maybe this one is just older age? (LOL)
4. Frozen shoulder
5. When I get up in the morning my body is stiff especially my feet.
6. My circadian rhythm is all shifted. I go to bed at 3 to 4 am in the morning.
7. Rapid weight gain even though I eat healthy.
A ) It is possible that heavy metal gets to your brain. Let us proceed with a few positive protocols.
If you continue to loop around a problem it will persist, so I won’t quit on you and we will fix the problem together!
Please do the heavy metal detox, it has a wow! The next day you feel the fog lift, I speak from personal experience.
Well worth the effort and you will be able to complete this project, it is surprisingly yummy – with lots of garlic!
Also consider a homeopathic or a Bach remedy for the mental problem. Ask at a health shop, scleranthus is good for daydreaming, olive for exhaustion and so on
Weight gain is linked to heavy metal but also eating the wrong (although healthy) food. You may have a wheat intolerance. Try going gluten free for a month:
http://vegbutglutenfree.simplesite.com/ My new mobile friendly eating guide!
Take Calcium complex powder at bedtime to help with stiffness
Your other symptoms like hair loss seem to be more related to PCOS or thyroid issues:
Olive leaf to treat Vasculitis?
Q: I have a quick question, I have Vasculitus and don’t want to use Western Medicine to heal it. Can I take Olive Leaf to heal it? Or what do you suggest?
A: What is vasculitis?
“Vasculitis is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels that can affect any number of organs, including the skin. It is believed to be autoimmune in nature and occurs when the immune system attacks the blood vessels, mistakenly perceiving them as threats to health. Any blood vessels can be affected. The inflammation can cause a blood vessel to narrow or close off, limiting or blocking the flow of blood. Like other autoimmune diseases, vasculitis can go into remission for periods of time but can flare up at any time. In some cases, vasculitis is chronic and never goes into remission.”
Conventional treatment does not deal with the cause – an over reactive immune system. The corticosteroids suppress the immune system but do not really stop what is setting off the inflammation, so the damage may continue unabated. You are right about not wanting to take them and the side effects can be horrid, especially the weight gain. We call AIDS a disease of compromised immunity, then take drugs to shut it down. Not.
I can only suggest taking a good look at your diet and eliminating trigger foods that disrupt the immune system. For some it is dairy, ore wheat or gluten. For others it is potatoes, aubergines, tomatoes and green peppers. It all depends on your blood type. Eating according to the charts I provide at no cost. (see link below).
1 The blood type protocol will help to eliminate the chief troublemakers. I know for instance, that with blood type O secretor, the wheat antigen can mimic thyroid or adrenal tissue and destroy it if you suffer from a leaky gut. With vasculitis, your gut membranes are leaky! So all manner of antigens leak out into the bloodstream and the immune system goes berserk – inflammation. You can also have the IGA and IGG or IGE tests done but they are expensive!
2 You need to load up on anti-inflammatory oils, the Omega 3’s and reduce Omega 6 oils. Coconut oils and saturated fats contain arachidonic acid that causes inflammation. We need to prevent and also repair damaged, inflamed, leaky blood vessels.
3 There are a lot of anti-inflammatory herbs and yes, olive leaf is beneficial in this respect. I would also recommend taking our Probiotic-15 liquid, to encourage a healthy population of gut flora. After all, 80% of the immune system resides there.
All the best. Now get started: http://naturefresh.co.za/blood-type-resources/