Calcium – for bone health, truth or hype?

Calcium is in the news and headlines. The New England Journal reads… “Studies show limited Benefits for Calcium.” Interestingly, the article is referring to Calcium Carbonate and Vitamin D as a preventative for broken bones. The medical profession just discovered that Calcium Carbonate doesn’t work. It is about time! Calcium Carbonate is chalk. The human body is NOT designed to process and utilize chalk! It can cause arthritis and calcium deposits.

Calcium Lactate and Calcium Citrate are digestible in the body. But to really help effectively they use Magnesium along with Vitamin D to help absorption. Vitamin C also helps with the absorption of Calcium. To prevent broken bones, add Phosphorus also. Boron is also in the bone matrix. Trace minerals are also essential for strong bones. The right mix of calcium and minerals help nerves, muscles and organs function.

Hmmm, could it possible that the New England Journal of Medicine article and the industry are influenced by the big pharma industry who is pushing bone health drugs on us that come with side effects???

Let’s take a look at what bone health is…
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Energy Drinks vs. NingXia Red – enjoy great taste without spikes in blood sugar

The NingXia Red juice experience vs. the other energy juice experience…

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S-ORAC activity of “equal” size portions of NingXia Red and other familiar antioxidant drinks:

1 – Sibu-Balance

1 – Tahitian Noni

1.2 – Frequent Sea

2 – Via Viente

8 – Goyin

9 – Xango

13 – Xocai

33 – Monavie (check out this Free Bee Gas scam!)

43 – G3

68 – Himalayan Goji (a CBC MarketPlace News interview and video on Goji)

85 – Ageless Xtra

87 – Vibe

363 – NingXia Red

Clearly, these activity scores demonstrate NingXia Red does have the highest S-ORAC, ORAC, and SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) activity among its competitors [results are from the third party Brunswick Lab].

You would have to consume daily to equal one ounce of NingXia Red:

4 Pounds of Carrots
2 Quarts of Carrot Juice
8 Oranges
1 Pint of Orange Juice
2 Pounds of Beets
2 Cups of Raspberries
2 Cups of Blueberries
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Year of the Rat, Essential Oils and Our Health

The Year of the Rat, 2008, is symbolized by two elements earth sitting on top of water. According to the cycle of birth and destruction, which governs the inter-relationship between elements, earth is the conqueror of water. However, the water of the Rat year is very strong and earth on top of water has no foundation and cannot control the water of the Rat year. Instead of the earth conquering water, it’s more like a confrontation between earth and water elements. This relationship is said to bring a year which is apparently stable with a lot of underlying tensions and confrontations.
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How are Allergies Acquired and Tips to help Prevent Allergies from occurring

Allergies are acquired, they are not inherited. They do not transmit through the genes.

Allergies are due to a malfunction of the immune system at the point of sensitization and, later, at the point of an antigen-antibody reaction. Almost all allergies have to do with proteins and/or polypeptides which the immune system labels as antigens – “foreign and/or hostile”. In the case of allergies, most of the time, the protein or polypeptide is actually harmless and should never have been identified as an enemy antigen. Hence, the immune system has made a mistake in labeling it as something to attack. When the immune system creates an antibody specific for that particular protein or polypeptide, we say that person has been “sensitized” to that substance for a future allergic reaction.

Because a person carries no antibodies for any newly contracted substance, there can be no antigen-antibody reaction with the first encounter. That comes later with the second and subsequent encounters A person does not know they have acquired an allergy until the second or third time they make contact because, until then, they will have had no discernable reactions.
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How Many Bushels of Produce Does it Take to Equal One Ounce of NingXia Red Juice?

4 Pounds of Carrots
2 Quarts of Carrot Juice
8 Oranges
1 Pint of Orange Juice
2 Pounds of Beets
2 Cups of Raspberries
2 Cups of Blueberries

18 Amino Acids
21 Trace Minerals
6 Essential Fatty Acids
Vitamins: B1, B2, B6, and Vitamin E
More Beta Carotene than Carrots and More C than Oranges

NingXia Red juice provides all of that in a formulation without junk juices, no sugar or artificial sweeteners, and no caffeine. NingXia Red is a great tasting juice that has good stuff in it for you!

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Holiday Gift Idea – NingXia Red Antioxidant Energy Juice Gift Collection

Give the gift of revitalization to someone you love this holiday season, a gift of NingXia Red.

Toast this holiday season and New Year with NingXia Red. Infused with the powerful NingXia wolfberry (goji berry). NingXia Red features a puree of natural antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals that provide lasting energy and extreme immunity. All without junk juices, caffeine or sugar! A terrific gift for diabetics or those looking to stay away from junk beverages for their New Years resolution! Help them reach their goal happily and easily in 2008!

NingXia Red Energy Juice Gift Collection

The NingXia Red antioxidant energy juice gift collection contains:

one liter bottle of NingXia Red and four shot glasses with the NingXia Red logo.

About NingXia Red:

NingXia Red ia a naturally delicious, nutrient-infused wolfberry drink that will energize, fortify and replenish your body. Rich in wide spectrum antioxidant activity, NingXia Red has the highest levels of naturally occurring age-defying S-ORAC activity to help support immune function, cardiovascular health, and nourish the eyes.

NingXia Red also contains therapeutic grade Orange and Lemon essential oils which are rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene to promote healthy liver function. The NingXia wolfberry (Goji berry) is the primary ingredient, along with other nutrient-dense berries of – blueberry and pomegranate, apricot, raspberry, grape pomace, and sweetened with Blue Agave (a low-glycemic sweetener!)

S-ORAC test scores:

S-ORAC Scores (per 1 ounce serving) (the “S” = “Super” – Radical Absorbance Absorbance Capacity) measures a drinks ability to neutralize the dangerous superoxide free radical. [based on kunitsSODeq/Ounce, this Data is from Brunswick Laboratories, Wareham, MA.] Scores are based on tests during 2007…

NingXia Red Juice……… 363
Vibe…………………………….. 87
Ageless Xtra………………… 85
Himalayan Goji…………… 68
G3………………………………. 43
Xocai…………………………… 13
Xango………………………….. 9
Goyin……………………………. 8
ViaViente……………………… 2
Frequent Sea……………… 1.2
Tahitian Noni Juice………. 1
Sibu-Balance………………… 1

See more scores here.

How to use:

Drink 1-4 ounces a day for 3 months and see the difference a truely nutritious antioxidant enegry juice can make. Because NingXia Red does not contain stimulant ingredients the energy you receieve is a true nutrition boost – you will not experience peaks and lows!

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See other unique gift collections:

Holiday Gift Idea – Soothing Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil Massage Collection

Cooking with Essential Oils Gift Set for the Holidays

Sports Drinks, Salt, Sugar and Electrolytes – making sense about what we really need during activity

Confused about the hype and advertising on electrolytes and Sports Drinks? What do we really need during and after strenuous or athletic activity?


(excerpt from The Washington Post)

In an attempt to limit the sale of high-calorie sodas, candy bars and other snacks in schools, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has introduced a bill that would have the government set new nutritional standards for the foods and drinks that schools sell to students outside cafeterias. But just what those standards should be is the issue.

Public health advocates want the standards to ban the sale of Gatorade and Powerade, which typically contain as much as two-thirds the sugar of sodas and more sodium, as well as sweetened waters such as VitaminWater and SoBe Life Water. Excessive sodium intake by young people could fuel a surge in high blood pressure, which until recently was considered a health threat only in later life, they said.

Nutritionists also warn of excessive salt consumption among more sedentary students. A 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade contains approximately 275 milligrams of sodium, almost 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance for people ages 14 to 18. Already, more than 75 percent of children consume more than the recommended 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day, according to the Institute of Medicine.

“Most kids you see carrying around sports drinks are not athletes,” said Mary Story, a professor of nutrition at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and one of the authors of the institute’s report. “When you look at the ingredients, it’s water, high-fructose corn syrup and salt. The question is, who is really benefiting? Is it the kids or the companies that make [the drinks]?”

“For years we’ve been programmed to believe that sports drinks are healthy and you need to replenish those electrolytes after you go out and walk the dog,” said Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “They don’t want any official sanctioning of the idea that sports drinks are associated with obesity.”


(excerpt from Wikipedia)

Electrolyte solutions are normally formed when a salt is placed into a solvent such as water and the individual components dissociate due to the thermodynamic interactions between solvent and solute molecules, in a process called solvation. For example, when table salt, NaCl, is placed in water, the following occurs:

NaCl(s) → Na+ + Cl−

In simple terms, the electrolyte is a material that dissolves in water to give a solution that conducts an electric current.

An electrolyte in a solution may be described as concentrated if it has a high concentration of ions, or dilute if it has a low concentration. If a high proportion of the solute dissociates to form free ions, the electrolyte is strong; if most of the solute does not dissociate, the electrolyte is weak. The properties of electrolytes may be exploited using electrolysis to extract constituent elements and compounds contained within the solution. [this makes me wonder IF those energy drinks even have much, if any, electrolyte activity at all]

It is unnecessary to replace losses of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes during exercise since it is unlikely that a significant depletion the body’s stores of these minerals will occur during normal training. However, in extreme exercising conditions over 5 or 6 hours (an Ironman or ultramarathon, for example) the consumption of a complex sports drink with electrolytes is recommended. Athletes who do not consume electrolytes under these conditions risk overhydration (or hyponatremia).

Because sports drinks typically contain very high levels of sugar, they are not recommended for regular use by children. Rather, specially-formulated pediatric electrolyte solutions are recommended.

Sports drinks are also not appropriate for replacing the fluid lost during diarrhea.

The role of sports drinks is to inhibit electrolyte loss but are insufficient to restore balance once it occurs.

Medicinal rehydration sachets and drinks are available to replace the key electrolyte ions lost. Dentists recommend that regular consumers of sports drinks observe precautions against tooth decay.

Electrolyte and sports drinks can be home-made by using the correct proportions of sugar, salt and water. [it seems to me that using Blue Agave, a low-glycemic sweetener, would adequately take care of the essential sugar part and not reek havoc on our insulin levels]


Common table salt has nothing in common with natural salt. Table salt is 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt.

If you haven’t used regular table salt for as many years as I have, just the smell of it is repulsive. It doesn’t even taste like real salt. See my link below for real salt.


(excerpt from Dr. Mercola)

Just like other sugars high fructose corn sugar (HFCS) disrupts your insulin levels, and elevated insulin levels are going to increase your risk of nearly every chronic disease known to man, including:

• Cancer
• Heart disease
• Diabetes
• Premature aging
• Arthritis and osteoporosis

You name it, and you will find elevated insulin levels as a primary factor.

Maybe you, or someone you know, experiences this…

There’s also new evidence that HFCS increases your triglyceride levels and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it will tend to raise your blood sugar levels and cause sugar to attach to many of your body’s proteins, thus causing permanent damage to them. Because most fructose is consumed in liquid form, these negative metabolic effects are significantly magnified.

Although these drinks are often referred to as “energy” drinks, in the long run, sugar does just the opposite. It acts like an H-bomb – a quick explosion of energy followed by a plummeting disaster, as your pancreas and other glands do all they can to balance out the toxic stimulation to blood sugar. Any kinesiologist or chiropractor will show you how sugar dramatically reduces strength!


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Your Best Alternatives to Sports Drinks

It is, however, important to replace the water you’ve lost during exercise. But the question is: are sports drinks really as “essential” to young school athletes for this purpose as the manufacturers would like you to believe? Are they the best alternative for your children?

Well, no. They’re not. (After all, these trade group representatives are paid to say whatever their clients want them to say. They’re not nutritional experts.) Neither are “energy” drinks like Red Bull and many others, which are high in caffeine – a natural diuretic – which will actually dehydrate your body further.

Your best bet for your primary fluid replacement is pure, fresh water.

If your child is going to be involved in a long game or match, drinking simple carbs (sugar, corn syrup, and so on), will give him or her a quick spike in blood sugar followed by a fall, causing sluggishness and hampering overall performance. Pure water is a far better alternative to rehydrate.




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How Do Antioxidants Get into Plants and What Factors Make a Difference

Flavonoids are polyphenol-type antioxidants. They occur in virtually all plant foods and are associated with a range of preventive health benefits.

A team of researchers from the University of California-Davis and the University of Minnesota analyzed the levels of two beneficial flavonoid-type antioxidants – quercetin and kaempferol – in dried tomatoes (Mitchell AE et al 2007). To be fair, some of the nutrient-density advantage possessed by organic produce stems from the fact that it typically contains less water per ounce, hence higher levels of dry matter, including nutrients, per ounce. (Worthington V 1998; Gyorene KG et al 2006) (The new study compared nutrient levels in dried tomatoes. so that
was not the case in this instance.)

They found that tomatoes grown by certified-organic methods contained 79 and 97 percent more quercetin and kaempferol respectively, compared with tomatoes grown by conventional methods.

It is thought that “over-fertilization” of the conventionally grown plants results in lower levels of flavonoids, which are produced in response to stresses, including nutrient deficiencies that can make plants more vulnerable to infections and pests.

Levels of the flavonoids in organically grown plants increased over time as soil levels of nitrogen compounds decreased. As the researchers put it, “This increase [in flavonoid content] corresponds … with reduced manure application rates once soils in the organic systems had reached equilibrium levels of organic matter.” (Mitchell AE et al 2007)

Similarly, researchers at Kansas State University reported in 2005 that organic farming produced higher levels of flavonoid antioxidants as a result of the crops’ increased vulnerability to insect attack. The antioxidant contents varied from year to year, but were consistently higher in the organic tomatoes.

What do phytochemicals have to do with flavor?

Phytochemicals are chemicals created by plants, and especially those that have effects on other creatures. Plants make many of them to defend themselves against microbes and insects: to make themselves unpalatable, counterattack the invaders and limit the damage they cause.

Most of the aromas of vegetables, herbs and spices come from defensive chemicals. They may smell pleasant to us, but the plants make them to repel their mortal enemies. Learn more about plant flavors…

Why should organic produce have higher phytochemical levels?

The current theory is that because plants in organic production are unprotected by pesticides and fungicides, they are more stressed by insects and disease microbes than conventional crops, and have to work harder to protect themselves. So it makes sense that organic produce would have more intense flavors. For some reason, taste tests haven’t consistently found this to be the case. [this may partly be due to the variety of produce tasted, some varieties just taste awful because they're bred for other purposes than flavor]

This puzzle remains unsolved. But a few pieces have come together to reveal a simple way of getting more flavor into some kinds of produce no matter how or where it’s grown. And that includes backyards and windowsills. Learn about putting natural organisms back into our soil…

How does this relate to meats?

The nutritional advantages of meats and dairy products from grass-fed (not grain-fed) animals over their conventional, grain-fed counterparts are actually clearer than the advantages of products from animals fed organic grains.

Meats and dairy products from grass-fed animals – whether organic or conventionally raised – typically offer a better balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.

Swiss researchers compared the effects, over 21 years, of three different agricultural techniques – organic, bio-dynamic, and conventional – on the soils and crops from three fields with similar soil compositions, subjected to identical crop rotation schedules. (Mader P et al 2002)

And this is what they found in the organic and bio-dynamic systems, compared with the conventional plots:

· Crop yields were 20% lower
· Pesticide use was reduced by 97%.
· Input of fertilizer and energy was reduced by 34 to 53%

What do lab rats think about organic foods?

The Swiss had also tried feeding otherwise-identical biscuits made from conventional or organic wheat to rats, to see if rats would show a preference.

In what they described as an “integrative method” for assessing the eating quality of conventional or organic wheat, they gave lab rats a choice of biscuits made from organic or conventional wheat.

The scientists couldn’t taste any consistent difference between the biscuits, and said the two kinds were very similar in chemical composition and baking performance.

But the rats clearly could detect a difference, and they ate significantly more of the organic-wheat biscuits.

One explanation for the organic wheat’s greater appeal to rats could be the higher levels of antioxidants and aromatic essential oils found in organic foods: a difference that results from the increased stress of having to fight pests and microbes without chemical assistance.

Exposure to pests and microbes elicits a defensive response in plants, which features increased production of specific antioxidants and essential oils that possess anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

As McGee reported, researchers at Clemson University wanted to see if stressing herbs in this way would enhance their antioxidant and aroma content.

Dr. Hyun-Jin Kim and Professor Feng Chen exposed basil seeds to chitosan: a compund derived from chitin, a polysaccharide found in crustacean shells. Applied externally to seeds and roots, chitosan induces responses in plants similar to the defensive moves they mount against microbes (Kim HJ et al 2005).

After 45 days, the plants stressed by the fake microbial attack showed definite advantages, on average:

· Three times more antioxidant activity
· 50 percent more aromatic compounds
· 17 percent heavier and 12 percent taller
· 100 percent more “clove-like and flowery components”.

How does this tie into Young Living?

All of the plants distilled for our essential oils are organic.

Read more about the antioxidant scores of Young Living’s essential oils, some common foods, and antioxidant drinks.

Learn more about Young Living Farms and how our plants are grown.

To purchase essential oils, please visit my website.

pH Balance and Creating an Alkaline System

The concept of pH was first introduced by Danish chemist S. P. L. Sørensen at the Carlsberg Laboratory in 1909. The name, pH, has been purported to come from a variety of places including: pondus hydrogenii, potentia hydrogenii (Latin), potentiel hydrogène (French), and potential of hydrogen (English).

Why is pH important?

Understanding that your pH balance is one of many useful health indicators and no the sole measure of health, pH plays an essential role in the breakdown of food and in providing an optimal environment for the microbes that colonize in the intestinal tract.

Lack of proper pH balance can be linked to many degenerative diseases. Often problems of feeling fatigued, low energy, chronic sinus problems, sore throats and swollen glands, yeast infections and a general lack of zest for life are improved when proper body pH is restored. When we start to address these concerns, we often see improvement.

pH and Immunity

In addition to mineral depletion, many researchers believe that blood and intestinal acidity can be linked to disease through fungus and yeast overgrowth. When the intestinal tract is highly acidic, the unfriendly bacteria and fungi that live in that environment thrive. These organisms secrete mycotoxins, poisonous waste products which must be neutralized by our immune systems. If our bodies become overwhelmed by large quantities of these toxins our health can be compromised. Read about how Alergies are Acquired.

pH and Bone Loss

The relationship between bone loss and blood acidity is an emerging area of study. It is thought that as the body is digesting acid producing foods such as red meat, poultry, and eggs the net dietary acid load increases as pH drops, and the body looks for a way to bring the balance back. Calcium and other elements in short supply can be borrowed from the bone to restore balance. Resulting in bone density loss.

Balance pH for Better Health

Many in the field say that restoring our health takes a minimum of 90 days for cells to rejuvenate and achieve optimal pH balance. So make sure whatever health endeavor you take on you give it enough time.

The Alkaline Diet, built around moderate protein, low to moderate carbs and fats in a 4 to 1 alkaline ratio, is a mirror image of the high-protein, high-fat, low-carb Atkins diet. The Alkaline Diet is for people who feel unwell on a high-fat, low-carb diet. It’s also for those leading stressful lives and who consume large amounts of acidifying foods – protein, sugar, processed foods, cereals, starches and caffeine with few alkalinizing vegetables.

Improving Your pH Naturally

Our bodies will find balance if we give them what they need through diet and nutritional supplements. Young Living has created supplements to address this health issue, they can be found here.

First, consider boosting your diet by consuming more “green foods” which contain chlorophyll in abundance.

To achieve a good pH balance the following Young Living supplements may be helpful:

MegaCal (#3280) – has a 1:1 ratio of Calcium to Magnesium (Natural Health Researchers say that 2 out of 3 American children are deficient in Calcium and Magnesium, which may contribute to ADD and ADHD. Magnesium is responsible for regulating calcium, sodium, and potassium in the body.

MultiGreens (#3248) – a nutritious chlorophyll formula designed to boost vitality by working with the glandular, nervous, and circulatory systems to relieve stress, and promote energy metabolism and glucose utilization.

Mineral Essence (#3222) – a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex enhanced with therapeutic-grade essential oils. According to two time Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling, PhD, “you can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Ionic minerals are the most fully and quickly absorbed forms of minerals available.

NingXia Red (#3003) – a great tasting, excellent antioxidant drink that is also acid-binding. Learn more about NingXia Red.

AlkaLime (#3199) – a precisely balanced alkaline mineral and therapeutic-grade essential oil powder formulated to safely balance the acidity of the digestive system. This formula helps counteract overconsumption of processed sugars and foods that may turn to sugar in the body, such as pasta, bread, and processed corn products. Read more, Acid Reflux, Yeast and Fungus – a way to create an Alkaline system

JuvaSpice (#3279) and JuvaPower (#3276) – are powders used to season vegetable juices, soups, and other foods. High in antioxidants and one of the richest sources of acid-binding foods. JuvaPower is rich in liver-supporting nutrients and has intestinal cleansing benefits. JuvaSpice supplies extra fiber to support proper digestion.

Life 5 (#3099) – is a hi-potency probiotic, restores intestinal health by providing three of the most health-promoting super strains of probiotics ever prepared in a supplement.

Sulfurzyme capsules (#3243), or powder (#3241) – combines wolfberry with MSM (a naturally occurring organic dietary sulfur that helps maintain the structure of proteins, protects cells and membranes, preserve the molecular framework of connective tissue, supports the immune system, liver, circulation, and proper intestinal function, and scavenges free radicals. Wolfberries contain minerals and coenzymes that support the assimilation and metabolism of sulfur.

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Therapeutic-grade essential oils are also more effective in a person whose body is closer to optimal healthy pH. Often when individuals do not like the smell of essential oils, it is a sign of too much internal acidity. When the body is too acid it holds onto toxins and we tend to have less oxygen in our cells. Less cell oxygen may set us up for a host of degenerative health conditions.

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Young Living’s therapeutic-grade lemon essential oil, a couple drops in a “glass” of water, for example will help to create a more alkaline system in conjunction with other healthy supplement and dietary practices. Lemon essential oil comes from the rind, not the inside fruit part we typically make lemonade-aide from. Lemon essential oil has an alkalizing effect.

Reduce Acid Foods

It’s essential to remove high acid sources from the diet, as no amount of alkalizing supplements or personal care products can balance a very acidic environment without changes being made to minimize acidic causing foods. The more acidic a body is the more detoxification will be required.

• Manage meat intake to keep acidifying proteins down to 4 ounces per meal. Preferably grass-fed, free range, organically raised animal products.

• Avoid refined carbohydrates and sugars (particularly artificial sweeteners) – opt for whole grains in moderate amounts and use Stevia or Blue Agave as a sweeter.

• Avoid all processed foods (if it comes in a can, bottle, box or plastic bag – it’s processed. These foods have little if any nutrition and have zero vibrational frequency, which means they have no life-force).

• Opt for fresh locally grown organic fruits and vegetables.

pH Value Chart

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30 Reasons to have a shot of NingXia Red a day

30 Reasons to have a shot of NingXia Red juice a day:

1) Historically in China, those individuals that eat the Ningxia Wolfberry enjoy a longer and more productive life, better eyesight, less heart disease and cancer than a majority of cultural groups studied!

2) NingXia Red is made from the “puree” of the organic wolfberry of the NingXia Province, rather than reconstituted from concentrate – which makes a HUGE difference in the nutrient and S-ORAC value!

3) The Ningxia Wolfberry provides ample antioxidants to strengthen the immune system!

4) Antioxidants in the juice help fight free radical attacks that occur thousands of times a day to each cell of the human body!

5) Highest S-ORAC rating for fighting the most abundant free radical that causes damage to our cells…The Super Oxide free radical!

6) Ningxia Wolfberry is powerful in helping the liver function properly! Boosting Glutathione levels! Glutathione is the most important antioxidant and detoxification enzyme in the liver!

7) Helps promote good eye sight and eye health! Ningxia Wolfberry is high in antioxidant carotenoids including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Beta-carotene is good for the retina. Zeaxanthin is needed for good eye sight. Ningxia wolfberry has the highest amount of zeaxanthin and other carotenoids of any food known!

8 ) The main constituent in the Ningxia Wolfberry according to studies in China is Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide (LBP). LBP helps to rebuild white blood cell counts! Phagocytes and the activity of Natural Killer cells are increased which can bind to cancer cells.

9) Studies have shown ningxia wolfberry can help lead to the regression of cancer.

10) Other nutrients found in the Ningxia Wolfberry have been shown to help prevent Liver Cancer.

11) Other studies show Ningxia Wolfberry useful in the regression of malignant melanoma, Renal cell carcinoma, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and other cancers.

12) Also the Ningxia Wolfberry enhances T-cell function!

13) Eating Ningxia Wolfberries enhances Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD). SOD’s scavenge free radicals that damage the DNA of cells! Ultimately this scavenging increases our ability to live healthier, longer lives.

14) Ningxia Wolfberries free radical scavengers help to strengthen and support the cell walls. This supports efficient transport of flavonoid nutrients across the cell membrane or wall.

15) Strengthens the brain neuro-transmitters against free radical activity, possibly slowing age related memory loss!

16) In many cases eating the berry helps to lower or stabilize blood sugars!

17) Minerals and Vitamins in the Ningxia Wolfberry act as enzyme cofactors in the digestive process!

18 ) Has a B vitamin complex, essential to the body!

19) Anti-fungal properties due to an amino acid called Solavetivone.

22) Anti-bacterial properties due to Solavetivone amino acid.

21) Anti-viral properties due to Solavetivone amino acid, as well.

22) Reduces pain caused by inflammation. The wolfberry contains Beta-Sitosterol, a natural anti-inflammatory!

23) Ningxia Wolfberry contains natural Vitamins including multiple B’s, C and E!

24) Trace minerals including rare Germanium contained vary rarely in food today!

25) 6 Essential Fatty Acids… necessary for optimal health!

26) Amino Acids like L-Arginine… necessary for maintaining, building and repairing our cells!

27) High Acid binding ability…to gobble acid in the body that creates inflammation and stress in our system, slowing down the process of aging, illness and disease.

28 ) The micronutrients found in the berry help to counteract mutations that can lead to cancer!

29) Eating Ningxia Wolfberries have been shown in research studies to decrease the amount of oxidation to cholesterol (fat) which leads to a process that creates plaque in the arteries! Oxidized cholesterol creates “sticky foam cells” that build up on artery walls!

30) Promotes a sense of well-being!

Bonus: the side effects of serious use of NingXia Red and Young Living essential oils.

Two more reasons…

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NingXia Red Juice Cost 

For the cost of a Star Buck’s coffee you can have 2-4 servings of NingXia Red juice per day!

That 2-4 servings could be enough for 1-4 people, depending on how many servings a day you prefer.

· NingXia Red 1 liter bottle (#3003) costs $1.17 per 1 oz. serving
· NingXia Red 2 Pack (#3023) costs $1.13 per 1 oz. serving
· NingXia Red 4 Pack (#3043) costs $1.10 per 1 oz. serving
· NingXia Red Combo Pack (#4700) costs $1.25 per 1 oz. serving
· NingXia Red Singles 30 Pack (#3168 ) costs $1.33 per 1 oz. serving
· NingXia Red Singles 100 Pack (#3169) costs $1.15 per 1 oz. serving

* these costs are based on the “wholesale/distributor” prices, learn more about the membership choices. If you prefer to be a “retail” member, simply add 24% . For example: the 1 liter bottle, 1 oz. would cost $1.54 per serving.

Learn more about making the switch to safe solutions.

Please contact me if you have questions.

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Information excerpted from:

The Ningxia Wolfberry: A Powerful, Natural Ally Against Disease and Aging, by Dr. Hugo Rodier, MD.

Discovery of the Ultimate Superfood, by Gary Young ND, Ronald Lawrence MD and Marc Schreuder.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not meant to treat or cure any disease. Please seek proper medical advice if you are dealing with any disease or illness.

Comparing the ORAC and S-ORAC Scores between Foods and Antioxidant Juices like NingXia Red

We need 5000 ORAC scale units of bio-available antioxidants daily as a minimum to cope with the average rate of oxidation. An excellent choice is Young Living’s NingXia Red. If we exercise, drink alcohol or for those who have diabetes and/or live a busy/stressful life, then that amount needs to be doubled or tripled. NingXia Red is low glycemic! This might be quite difficult to do. Consuming 2 baskets of organic blueberries and 250g of raisins daily would be a physical challenge – not to mention quite expensive!

The solution is found in “super-foods” and super-supplements

One of the best known super-foods on this planet is the Wolfberry. Many therapeutic-grade Young Living essential oils also score extremely high. All of Young Living’s products contain essential oils, yes, even the supplements.

There are at least 17 species of Wolfberries and not all are the same.

The best source – and the highest on the ORAC scale (25,300 per 100gr) – comes from Ningxia Province in China. Locals there live beyond 110 – 120 years of age, with good health and an active mind and body. Some have even been reported to have done their PhD’s whilst in their 90’s.

The Huang He (Yellow) River originates in the Himalayan Mountains and flows through the Ningxia Province. This river creates a unique, mineral-rich, super fertile silt-water flood plain, like none found elsewhere on earth, producing incomparably potent wolfberries. It is in this flood plain of the NingXia Valley where the wolfberries are highest in antioxidants.

The beautiful Ningxia region is called “China’s herbal medicine valley” and is renowned for meeting all of the stringent rules to be awarded the prestigious “Green Certificate” – the equivalent of the USDA’s Organic Certification.

ORAC Scores of Young Living Essential Oils [learn why purity is crucial]

Clove essential oil (Syzigium aromaticum)…………..10,786,875
Thyme essential oil (Thymus vulgaris)………………………159,590
Oregano essential oil (Origanum compactum)………….153,007
Mountain Savory essential oil (Satureja montana)…….113,071
Cinnamon Bark essential oil (Cinnamamum verum)…103,448

Rose of Sharon essential oil (Cistus ladanifer)…………..38,648
Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus)……………24,157
Orange essential oil (Citrus aurantium)…………………….18,898
Lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogen flexuosus)…….17,765
Helichrysum essential oil (Helichrysum italicum)……..17,420

Spearmint essential oil (Mentha spicata)…………………………5,398
Lavender essential oil (Lavendula angustifolia)……………….3,669
Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)………………3,309
Juniper essential oil (Juniperus osteosperma)…………………2,517
Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)…2,446
Sandalwood essential oil (Santalum Album)…………………….1,655

ORAC Scores of Various Foods

Wolf berry (Fructus Lycii / Lycium / Gou Qi Zi)…..25,300

Yellow Squash………………………………………………………….1,150
Alfalfa sprouts……………………………………………………………930

Grapes, Red…………………739
Grapefruit, pink…………..495
Grapes, White……………..460
Beans, Kindey………………460

Peas, Frozen………………..375
Leaf Lettuce………………..265


S-ORAC Scores (per 1 ounce serving) (the “S” = “Super” – Radical Absorbance Absorbance Capacity) measures a drinks ability to neutralize the dangerous superoxide free radical. [based on kunitsSODeq/Ounce, this Data is from Brunswick Laboratories, Wareham, MA.] Scores are based on tests during 2007…

NingXia Red Juice……… 363
Vibe…………………………….. 87
Ageless Xtra………………… 85
Himalayan Goji…………… 68
G3………………………………. 43
Xocai…………………………… 13
Xango………………………….. 9
Goyin……………………………. 8
ViaViente……………………… 2
Frequent Sea……………… 1.2
Tahitian Noni Juice……….. 1
Sibu-Balance………………… 1

ORAC Scores (per 1 ounce serving)

Berry Young Juice………….. 1,130*
Xango……………………………… 550
Tahitian Noni Juice…………….. 500
Himalayan Goji……………………. 0

H-ORAC Scores (per 1 ounce serving)

Berry Young Juice…………….5,499*
Tahitian Noni Juice………….1,284
Himalayan Goji………………..1,218

N-ORAC Scores (per 1 ounce serving)

Berry Young Juice ……………4,897*
Tahitian Noni Juice……………..994
Himalayan Goji……………………702

* Years ago, Young Living produced a wolfberry antioxidant juice called, Berry Young Juice. A few years back Young Living reformulated Berry Young Juice into a much more powerful antioxidant juice what’s called, NingXia Red Juice. NingXia Red Juice EXCEEDS all of the ORAC scores of Berry Young Juice by at least 25% (I will post the most recent scores as soon as possible). NingXia Red contains 50% MORE Wolfberry juice than Berry Young Juice.

Berry Young Juice is no longer available as NingXia Red has taken its place.

NingXia Red is absolutely delicious!

Read: 30 Reasons to Drink a shot of NingXia Red a Day!



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For the price of a Star Buck’s coffee you could have 1 to 4 ounces of NingXia Red – for either yourself or one ounce a day for a family of four!

Learn more about making the switch from poisonous products to safe solutions.

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[all ORAC and S-ORAC scores are from the independent Brunswick Lab]

ORAC Scores from Brunswick Labs

Side Effects of Serious Use of NingXia Red and Essential Oils

• you may discover an increase in energy levels: causing you to clean house and do outside chores that you’ve been putting off for months or years.

• you may decide that you like to exercise instead of hating it: causing you to lose 30 minutes to one hour every day.

• a decrease of discomfort in your joints and body.

• may cause you to get more sleep.

• you may find hair growing in the bald spot on your head.

• symptoms of fungus, like Candida (yeast infection) and toe fungus might disappear: causing you to stop having discomfort due to rash and itching.

• you may discover your eyesight is improving: causing you to have to change your eyeglass prescription.

• you may find diminished thoughts of depression and suicide cease: causing you to change your feelings about yourself, your family, friends and life in general.

• you may find that trips to the doctor and hospital become infrequent: causing you to lose anxiety, stress and financial concerns.

• you may find decreased need for prescription drugs: causing money to appear in your wallet or purse.

• you might contact me or place an order because you want what I have : )

(Read: 30 Reasons to Drink a shot of NingXia Red a Day!)

NingXia Red vs. Noni…

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Blue Agave (Agave tequilana) a low-glycemic sweetener

Organic Blue Agave is much sweeter than sugar, but with a glycemic index of only 11 (sugar has a glycemic index of 68-85). In recipes, use 1/2 to 3/4 cup in place of 1 cup sugar. You may also need to reduce the amount of liquid, just as you would for honey. Use like honey in beverages or on cereal, bread, etc.

The name agave comes from the Greek word for ‘noble.’ Organic agave syrup (and tequila) is made from the sap from hearts (piñas) of the agave or maguey (pronounced ‘mah-gay’) plant. This plant is actually related to the lily and amaryllis (it has its own genus, Agave). It is known as a succulent and, although it shares a common habitat with many cacti, it is not one itself and has a different life cycle. A mature agave has leaves 5-8 feet tall, and is 7-12 feet in diameter. It has a lifespan of 8-15 years, depending on species, growing conditions and climate.

Harvesting Blue Agave

There are 136 species of agave in Mexico , of which the blue agave – Agave tequilana – is the only one allowed for use in tequila production and also the only agave used to make Young Living Agave Syrup. Blue agave is higher in fructose-producing carbohydrates than other types of agave and is considered to be the finest agave in the world. Several different species of agave are allowed for use in the production of mescal, an alcohol similar to, yet quite different than tequila. These other species of agave are also used to make most agave syrups.
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8 Essential Sugars – Glyconutrients

Glyconutrients are known as the 8 essential sugars needed for optimal health and functioning in humans. Nutritional scientists and glycobiologists have identified over 200 glyconutrients found in nature but only 8 are essential for cell-to-cell communication in people.

All of the 8 essential sugars (saccharides) aid in intercellular communication, but each glyconutrient also has special properties as well on a cellular level.

Here is a list of the 8 essential sugars:
1. Glucose
2. Mannose
3. Galactose
4. Fucose (not to be confused with fructose)
5. N-Acetyl Galactosamine
6. N-AcetylGlucosamine
7. N-AcetyNeuraminic Acid
8. Xylose

Glucose is the most talked about of the 8 essential sugars and the one that supplies energy to our cells and muscles. Table sugar itself is composed of glucose and fructose (not fucose) and we know what eating sugar will do to our energy level (or that of our kids!).

Mannose is a little different from glucose since it is absorbed 8 times slower and through the upper GI tract. Mannose is perhaps THE major player when it comes to intercellular communication. It prevents bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infections. Eases inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.

Lupus patients are deficient saccharide. Mannose also lowers blood sugar and triglyceride levels in diabetic patients. Mannose is involved in more cell interactions than any of the other sugars and a deficiency in mannose has been linked to a whole host of health problems.

Galactose is another of the 8 essential glyconutrients and in found mostly in dairy products and in some fruits. Galactose can inhibit many health problems from starting, and is also useful in the healing process as well. It enhances wound healing, increases calcium absorption, and triggers long-term memory formation.

Fucose (not fructose) is found abundantly in mother’s breast milk and in specific mushrooms. Fucose is found in high concentrations in the nerve synapses (spaces between nerve endings), in the outer layer of our skin and in the kidneys and testes.

N-AcetylGalactosamine is probably the least known of the 8 essential sugars and more research is needed to pinpoint its roles in disease prevention and healing. Patients with various cancers such as colon cancer have been found to have about half as much N-AcetylGalactosamine as do non-cancerous people.

N-AcetylGlucosamine has been linked to helping immune system functioning especially in relation to a whole host of immunological disorders. N-AcetylGlucosamine is found in the thyroid gland, testes, liver and small intestines. Shark cartilage, shiitake mushrooms and supplements are good sources for N-AcetylGlucosamine.

N-AcetylNeuraminic Acid has been linked to brain development, learning, memory and cognitive performance. N-acetylneuraminic acid is found mainly in the glycoproteins and glycolipids and widely distributed throughout the human body. Studies have shown that N-AcetylNeuraminic Acid is effective in fighting against viruses and airborne allergens.

Xylose has been shown to have both antibacterial and antifungal properties. Diabetics sometimes use the commercial derivative of Xylose, (Xylitol) as a sugar substitute. Xylose is absorbed in the small intestine where it increases the friendly flora, which in turns helps all other nutrients absorb more effectively, and may help prevent cancer of the digestive tract.

Probiotics: contain acidophilus and other vital microorganisms such as Lactobacillus plantarum and L. salivarius to restore proper pH levels in the digestive tract.

NingXia Red is a powerful antioxidant and a nutrient dense superfood. Containing not only Essential Polysaccharides, but 4 of the 8 essential-sugars, Galactose, Glucose, Mannose, and Xylose.

There are many more diseases and conditions that have been helped by the addition of glyconutrient supplements to one’s diet. As with any supplements, it is recommended that you check with your physician first before starting on a program of supplementation.


NingXia Red vs. sugary Noni…


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IMPORTANT NOTE: The information in this blog is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or substitute for professional medical assistance. It is provided as educational information only for your better understanding of holistic health. In case of medical need, please consult an appropriate licensed professional.

4 Steps to Help Control Inflammation: essential nutrients and essential oils

Young Living’s Core Essentials nutritional supplement program is about understanding the nutritional foundations of optimal health, developing healthy daily habits and supercharging the whole process with the power of nature’s living energy, pure, therapeutic- grade essential oils.


Forty-two years ago Dr. Myron Brin showed that even slight nutrient deficienies cause problems such as slow brain function, insomnia, irritability and nightmares.

Today we know that essential nutrient deficiency is a key contributor in the massive inflammation epidemic that lies at the root of all our major health problems. When essential nutrients run low, inflammation goes unchecked, damaging cells, tissues and eventually whole organs and systems. This condition is called chronic systemic inflammation. Research links all of the top killers, even rapid aging, to this condition.

Further reading:

An Acidic or Alkaline System: What’s the difference and why should we care?

Magnesium-deficient Cells Age Prematurely and Increase Disease Risk

8 Essential Sugars – Glyconutrients

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