Volume 7 - No.10
HEALTH TALK: DANGERS OF
Health in Motion director Natan Gendelman talks about how to maintain a
healthy & balanced lifestyle.
IN THIS ISSUE
Health Talk: Dangers of
Our Brand New
Consuming protein shakes have become
a very popular trend over the last
few years. What was once a practice for
only bodybuilders and gym enthusiasts
is now commonplace for most adults,
teens, and even kids. I’ve seen people
drink these shakes daily as a snack, as
part of their meal, and what bothers me
is that many people not only think it’s
harmless, but that it’s actually healthy.
Protein shakes are made up of a powder,
which is protein that has been extracted
from certain plants, mostly from
soy. However, most soy products are
genetically modified and therefore, it is
inherently harmful. Protein shakes also
promote weight gain, which is great for
bodybuilders, but not if you’re trying
to slim down and shed some pounds.
Since this powder is not a natural food,
it is a dead food. It will sit in the stomach
for a long time and will contribute to the
clogging of the blood vessels by thickening
the blood. This simple reason alone
makes it unhealthy to drink for anyone.
For kids who regularly drink protein
shakes, my question to their parents
would be, ‘What for?’ Kids are able to
get all the nutrition they need if their
diet is balanced with fresh and healthy
foods. Relying on supplements, like
protein shakes, could affect the development
of your child. In today’s society,
supplements are unfortunately oversimplified,
but in reality, they are heavy
medications that can have real side effects.
A child whose diet is full of protein
shakes may have their normal metabolic
exchange processes converted into abnormal
ones. So why does your child
need to have protein shakes? The simple
answer to that is that there is no need. If
your child consumes a diet that is full of
fresh fruits and vegetables, then they’re
all set. So please think twice before letting
your family drink protein shakes!
With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time for
camping trips, playing in the park, and hiking with your
kids! Unfortunately, it also means more chances of getting
bug bites! Commercial bug repellants contain many
chemicals that can be toxic to your children’s bodies over
prolonged use. Chemicals like DEET, which is widely used
in bug sprays, have been linked to skin and eye irritations,
headaches, dizziness, and neurological problems in heavy
dosages. If possible, it’s always best to try and use insect
repellants that use natural ingredients. Lemon eucalyptus
oil is effective and is recommended by the CDC as
a good alternative to DEET. There are many essential oils
and herbs that have natural insecticide properties, so you
can even make your own at home.
If you are going to a heavily infected tick and mosquito
area with your children, and are dead set on using DEET
based repellants, then here are a few tips on minimizing
your children’s exposure to it.
Never apply bug repellant on your child’s eyes or
mouth. You also want to avoid putting any on their
hands, since they are likely to put them in their
mouths. Try to use very little around their ears. It’s
best to apply the bug repellant to your own hands
and then rub it on your child instead of using sprays.
Make sure to wash off bug repellant thoroughly from
the skin as soon as possible!
Cover your children up with long sleeves, long pants,
socks, hat, and closed toe shoes before applying bug
repellant. This offers more protection from bug bites
and also prevents the bug spray or lotion from sitting
directly on their skin.
Don’t use 100% DEET repellants. Only use 20-30%
maximum concentrations. You want to avoid overexposure
to these toxic chemicals, and a higher
concentration does not equate to better bug repelling.
Even as little as 7-10% concentrations is good
enough for a few hours of protection.
Cherry-Lime Water Infused Recipe
Here’s another great water infused recipe to try out this summer with the kids! Kids love to drink sugary drinks this
time of the year (i.e. fizzy drinks; sodas; commercial juices; milkshakes) so it can be hard to sell them on the idea of
just drinking plain water. This is a fun and healthy way to shake things up! You can make a simple kitchen project out
of it by letting your kids pick and prepare their own assortment of fruits!
1 lime thinly sliced
1 cup fresh cherries, sliced in half and pitted
1 liter pitcher or jar
Unpasteurized honey (optional)
What to do:
1. Add lime slices and cherries to your pitcher and fill with water. You can also use a wooden spoon to mash up the
limes and cherries to release their juices faster.
2. Chill in the fridge overnight or for several hours before serving. It’s best served over ice! If you find the taste to be
a bit too sour, add some unpasteurized honey to sweeten it up!
Cherries: These delicious fruits are packed full of antioxidants that help slow aging skin, prevents stroke, relieves
muscle soreness, regulates blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol levels, protects against diabetes, fights insomnia,
and helps reduce risk for certain cancers just to name a few health benefits!
Lime: Limes are also rich in vitamin C, which helps maintain a healthy immune system and can be used to treat fever
and cold symptoms. Limes help keep the eyes healthy, rejuvenates the skin, aids in digestion, and reduces your
risk for heart disease! It is also a natural detoxifier since it helps to remove toxic substances that get dumped in the
kidneys and urinary bladder.
NATURAL RELIEF FOR ECZEMA
Most people think of the body as separate entities and
think of each organ as performing separate functions (i.e.
the skin, digestive tract, lungs, etc.), but forget that the
body actually works as one unit. The skin is an organ of
elimination and when we have an irritation on it, it means
that something inside the body (i.e. toxin, virus, etc.) is
triggering the body to eliminate it through the skin. Because
the skin cannot accommodate the amount of toxicity
that is coming out of the body, an irritation will break
out on the skin.
To relieve any skin condition, the first thing that must
be done is to eliminate all junk food, processed sugar,
pickles, dairy, meat, spices, and flour products from your
diet. These foods will produce a big allergic reaction in
your body, thereby contributing to your eczema flare-ups
even more. Secondly, after eliminating all these foods, you
should fill up your diet with mainly fresh fruits and vegetables.
It’s best to put less emphasis on fish and meats;
however, always choose organic when you decide to eat
them. There will be different food triggers for everyone, so
keep a journal about everything you eat and how you feel
after eating certain foods. Certain fruits and vegetables
may not be suitable for all people to eat. Pay close attention
to foods that cause your skin to break out, and then
avoid them as much as possible.
To provide relief to the local effect on the skin, you can
mix up two teaspoons of chia butter and one teaspoon of
calendula powder (ground from calendula flowers) into a
smooth cream and apply to the affected area. This natural
cream will alleviate itchiness and reduce the inflammation
of the skin. Calendula may cause allergic reactions in
some people, so start with a small amount of cream on
the skin at first before regular use.
Another natural remedy involves adding 2 tablespoons
of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of salt to a hot water
bath and washing yourself in it. This will help alleviate your
symptoms and cleanse the skin.
Changing your diet and using natural remedies will help
bring relief to most skin conditions; however, always consult
your health care practitioner before starting any treatment
plan or if your skin condition worsens.
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WHAT IS VITAPLUS PROGRAM?
VitaPlus therapy is an all-natural treatment for people suffering from chronic illnesses, which activates the body’s innate
ability to regenerate healing through a completely organic and vegetarian diet, juicing, natural supplements and vitamins,
detoxification and cleansing. Based on osteopathy manual practitioner Natan Gendelman’s extensive experience of successfully
treating various conditions, such as cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn disease
and so on, the VitaPlus methodology and program is based on a whole body approach which reactivates the immune
system and develops an environment in which diseases cannot survive.
It Consists Of:
Entirely organic and vegetarian diet plan, including juices,
meals and snacks
Up to 5 litres of fresh pressed juice daily
Detoxification and cleansing
We see the body as a single unit of function, which encompasses
the mechanisms and ability to heal itself. Our treatment
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