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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

More about the "Athlete Heart"

Press release:

Triathlete fiance of Hewitt suffers heart attack

French triathlete Laurent Vidal, fiance of Kiwi competitor Andrea Hewitt, is in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training.

Vidal felt chest pain during swimming training before suffering from cardiac arrest.
He was revived after a few minutes and regained consciousness before being flown to a Montpellier hospital.
He is in an induced coma for at least 48 hours.

Hewitt said she was "shocked and so worried", in a tweet posted this morning.

Vidal was sixth at the ITU World Series grand final in London last year and finished 10th in New Plymouth last month.
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Gary:




While we do not know the exact circumstances of Laurent Vidal's health problems and my wishes go out to him and his family for a speedy and full recovery, this unfortunate incident further highlights the growing evidence that intense and exhausting exercise may be more damaging to the heart than it is protective. 

 I was deeply saddened, just the other day, when I learned that one of New Zealand's best junior and interprovincial runners of 30 or so years ago, Gary Weston-Webb, died suddenly while at his desk just a few weeks ago.  I was in awe of Gary's running ability when I shifted to Wellington from Dunedin; but I wonder if he ever really noticed me because, when the start gun fired, he was off like a greyhound with me and most of the field left behind eating his dust! Gary is just a few months older than me, which is unsettling.  Again, I do not know much at all about his health; however, his untimely passing further underlines the fact that exercise does not necessarily give one immunity from heart problems.  Too many talented runners and multi-sports athletes who once kicked my butt with great ease are, sadly, no longer with us.  Dr O'Keefe and Co appear to be right: Extreme exercise damages the heart.

Should we all stop doing extreme exercise, like discourage everyone from running or cycling etc more than three times a week and for less than an hour at a time?  My answer to that question is a qualified "No!"

Here is a moving tribute to Gary.  My heartfelt condolences to his family for their terrible loss.



Nutritional balancing: The key to a healthy heart - regardless of age

The good news is that there is a lot that one can do to protect one's heart from harm - be that from lack of exercise, stress, medication, a sugar-laden-nutrient poor diet, or excessive exercise.  The key comes down to getting the right balance between intensity, rest and relaxation - and being completely obsessive about nutritional balancing.  By the way, this does not mean following the food pyramid:  It means testing yourself to identify your nutrient imbalances.  For example: How do you know if you really need more iodine or more magnesium?  Have you ever had these tested?  There are accurate tests available now which can tell you what you need to take - and what not to take. 
Hair Tissue Analysis showing excess calcium relative to magnesium

If, for example; you are magnesium deficient (80% of us are) and, if - at the same time - you have an excessive calcium intake relative to magnesium, it is inevitable that there will be the precipitation of calcium into the soft tissues, including the lining of the arteries (arteriosclerosis).  By the way, a tell-tale sign of this process is red cheeks during exercise and, later in life, spider veins on the cheeks.

Reverse Arteriosclerosis

The good news about arteriosclerosis - the process of gradually turning to stone - is that it can be reversed: Arteriosclerosis may be intimately linked to getting old, but it ain't really.  However; reversing arteriosclerosis is not easily achieved.  It takes an obsessive devotion to lifestyle changes for the rest of your life and the daily use of dietary supplements to correct nutrient imbalances as identified by nutrient testing.

Protect your heart - Start by getting rid of the guessing!


More reading

I am an obsessive exerciser: At 60 years old I completed 60 km of mountain biking yesterday then another 30 km to the top of Makara Peak and back this morning, followed by a short run.  In a week I'll be competing in the Crazyman Duathlon which is 30 km mountain bike followed by 13 km running - all over the most challenging terrain imaginable.  Of course, I'll be fighting to win my category.  This is all in preparation for the World Mountain Bike Championships in Norway in August this year.  It is my intention to win the 60+ age group.   I reckon I am in with a chance because as one gets older, winning has little to do with who was the fastest: It comes down to who is the best at managing health and injury issues.  I reckon I have those nailed.

According to Dr O'Keefe, I am damaging my heart.  I am quite confident that I am not because, if I was, I would surely be feeling a lot worse instead of feeling a lot better.  Over the last 10 years, I have taken a number of measures that protect my body from the damaging effects of extreme exercise.  It has worked and I have the evidence from the testing and from the performances on the race track.  

Now, none of this would ever have seemed even remotely possible just 10 years ago when I felt like a burned-out athlete with quickly evolving heart problems. 

Winning has little to do with who was the fastest:  It comes down to who is the best at managing health and injury issues 

If you have any concerns about your heart and health in general, but appear to be in quite good health or even excellent health, the first thing to do to is to order a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and consultation with me, then take things from there.

Here is the link to the right packages to order:

New Zealand based clients

International clients

Thursday, November 17, 2016

More warnings about lead poisoning dangers - adults and children (Updated 24/09/14)

Although it is many years since we got rid of lead in our petrol and there is stricter control of lead in everything from cosmetics to house paint, the problem, in my opinion, is still wreaking widespread havoc on health.




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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Heartburn drugs increase risk of kidney failure

"People who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 20 percent to 50 percent higher risk of chronic kidney disease compared with nonusers, said lead author Dr. Morgan Grams, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
The study was published Jan. 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The study doesn't establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the drugs and chronic kidney disease. However, Grams said, "We found there was an increasing risk associated with an increasing dose. That suggests that perhaps this observed effect is real."
Proton pump inhibitors were used by more than 15 million Americans in 2013, according to background notes.
But as many as 70 percent of these prescriptions have been handed out inappropriately, and 25 percent of long-term users could stop taking the medication without suffering increased heartburn or acid reflux, the study authors said.
Use of the prescription heartburn drugs already has been linked to short-term kidney problems such as acute kidney injury and an inflammatory kidney disease called acute interstitial nephritis, Grams said.
Newer studies now show a link between the drugs and chronic kidney disease, in which the kidneys lose their ability to filter blood effectively.
Over time, chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure, forcing someone to undergo regular dialysis and possibly a kidney transplant, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health."
If you have heartburn problems my advice is to consult a natural health practitioner who does not deal in drugs.  Heartburn has several possible causes.  These heartburn drugs treat the symptoms and not the underlying or root causes.  These fester on and the condition worsens even while there may be no or less worrying symptoms.  The absence of symptoms does not always mean the absence of disease.


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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Myra Moller 3rd in first round of Aussie Mountain Biking Nationals

COOK ISLAND COURAGE

Posted by mtba, December 4, 2015

The Cook Islands.
The South Pacific archipelago nation lies southwest of Tahiti. Of its 15 islands, the largest is Rarotonga.
And it’s’ here where one mountain bike rider has begun her journey to improve not only herself as a rider, but the well being of her countrymen and women.
Myra Timena-Moller, is participating in every round of the 2015/16 Subaru National Mountain Bike Series.
At the first round in Mt Taylor – Victoria, the 31 year old New Zealand native finished on the podium, taking home bronze behind Jenni King and Karen Hill in the Elite Women’s XCO.
ElitewomenXC(Photo – Jaime Black)
Full article here


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Imported berries and risk of contracting hepatitis C



I would not be surprised if everyone in New Zealand is aware of the crisis striking at the heart of the NZ berry industry over hepatitis C contaminated berries imported from China which have made some people very ill.


We sell Sujon Blackcurrant powder which is grown and processed in Nelson, New Zealand.

Here is a most reassuring statement from Sujon:








"All the Blackcurrants Sujon use to process Blackcurrant Powder are grown in New Zealand and our frozen Blackcurrants sold in Supermarkets are also NZ grown". 


My advice to readers is this:  "enjoy!"


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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

How stress can end up depressing your sex hormones (updated 2/12/15)





One of the unwanted side effects of chronic stress, including constant athletic over-training and competition, is impotence, loss of sex drive and few sperm, most of which are not good swimmers.  I'm not an expert on the matter but I will do my best to explain the basics of what is going on and what to do about it.

http://www.garymoller.com/single-post/2017/01/02/How-stress-including-excessive-exercise-can-end-up-depressing-your-hormones-including-your-sex-drive




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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Common body detoxification symptoms

Go here for the latest article about common body detoxification symptoms

http://www.garymoller.com/#!Common-Body-Detoxification-Symptoms/c1k7g/5761bcb40cf29542aa297f17



body detoxification
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detox
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Dr Chris Shade on Mercury Toxicity and the mercury challenge test

In this audio, Chris Kresser talks with Dr. Chris Shade, an expert in the environmental and analytical chemistry of mercury, about how we get exposed to mercury, the affect it can have on our bodies, what determines sensitivity to mercury, and the right (and wrong) way to test for mercury toxicity.

While they do get a bit over the top, technically, for many listeners I urge you to listen in.  In particular I want you to take note of Dr Shade's views on the mercury challenge test.  This test is still popular with many doctors and naturopaths.  It is true that close to 100% of those people who undergo the mercury challenge test will prove to be positive for mercury toxicity.  As Dr Shade and Chris Kresser agree; a test that is positive with just about everyone must be taken with great skepticism.  Gosh - many people have then gone and spent thousands of dollars on removing amalgam fillings and chemical chelation!  In some cases this was unnecessary.  A more gentle and less costly approach usually suffices.

 2013 Dec;9(4):318-25. doi: 10.1007/s13181-013-0350-7.

Recommendations for provoked challenge urine testing.

Abstract

"Urine mobilization test," "challenge test," and "provoked urine test" are all terms used to describe the administration of a chelating agent to a person prior to collection of their urine to test for metals. There is no standard, validated challenge test. Despite recommendations by professional and government organizations against the use of provoked urine testing, the tests are still commonly used and recommended by some practitioners. Challenge testing utilizes a variety of chelating agents, including dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), dimercaptopropanesulfonate (DMPS), and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). The agents are given by a variety of routes of administration, doses used are inconsistent, and urine collection procedures vary. Additional problems with challenge tests include comparison of results to inappropriate reference ranges and creatinine correction of urine obtained within hours of chelator administration. Human volunteer studies demonstrate that mercury is detected in the urine of most people even in the absence of known exposure or chelator administration, and that urinary mercury excretion rises after administration of a chelator, regardless of exposure history and in an unpredictable fashion. Studies also demonstrate that challenge testing fails to reveal a "body burden" of mercury due to remote exposure. Chelating agents have been associated with adverse reactions. Current evidence does not support the use of DMPS, DMSA, or other chelation challenge tests for the diagnosis of metal toxicity. Since there are no established reference ranges for provoked urine samples in healthy subjects, no reliable evidence to support a diagnostic value for the tests, and potential harm, these tests should not be utilized.
PMID:
 
24113861
 
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 
PMCID:
 
PMC3846974
 

A more accurate test that I am very familiar with, and have thousands of comparative test results as guidance, is the ICL Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis.  This test is very accurate, using the same technology as used by the Mars River, Curiosity, to measure mars soil and rock minerals.  If mistakes are made it is not the test that's the problem; but the person interpreting it that is going wrong.

If you have been told you have mercury in your system (Hey - we all do - but it varies how much!), my recommendation is the ICL Hair tissue minerals analysis, followed by gentle chelation, if warranted, using special nutrients such as Algotene, while avoiding any form of chemical chelation which may do more harm that good.

Listen on!






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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Epstein-Barr Virus (Glandular Fever) and its impact on health

I have been considering doing a PHD though Massey University about the impact of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) on health.

It is an epidemic and appears to be getting worse with each new generation

This epidemic has become increasingly apparent to me as I have worked my way through more than a few thousand hair tissue mineral analyses (HTMA).  I have discovered that there is a consistent pattern on the HTMA for people who have had past or current afflictions of the active form of EBV, known as glandular fever.  This pattern also explains the extraordinarily wide range of chronic health issues that people who have had glandular fever present with.  Everything from depression, anxiety, extreme fatigue to arthritis and thyroid diseases.  Almost every modern health issue can be linked, in part, to the chronic effects of glandular fever.

Move over Stephen Hawking: I have the new Theory of Everything!


Here is an excellent overview of the impact of EBV on health:

http://goop.com/the-medical-medium-and-whats-potentially-at-the-root-of-medical-mysteries/

If you suspect your health has been adversely affected by EBV, the first action is to arrange a HTMA and consultation with me and then go from there, according to the findings.  The HTMA will show the patterns of subtle liver dysfunction and other knock-on effects of EBV, depending on its severity - of course!  By the way, most of what we are talking about will not show on standard blood tests.

Dealing with the chronic effects of EBV is not simple, partly because there is no "cure" and there is no "one size - fits all" solution; however, there is much that can be done.

Write to me here if you want to explore this more.



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

My new Super Smoothie Recipe (updated 21/10/15)




What I am endeavouring to do with the very popular idea of the Super Smoothie, is to come up with a recipe that ticks all the right boxes nutritionally, is affordable and mostly sourced from New Zealand manufacturers.

The Super Smoothie is not a food supplement.  It is a nutrient-packed meal.  It is not additional to your groceries - it is part of your groceries.  

It can replace one of your daily meals, such as breakfast.  It is a recovery meal following hard exercise.  Share your smoothie with your family, especially your children. 

It is perfect for the elderly, the infirm, or anybody who needs a nutrient-packed meal without a huge number of calories.

Its the most affordable way to get all your nutrients - and more - without resorting to taking large numbers of vitamin pills.

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 "Was just writing to let you know that the black currant powder you gave me is working a treat! 
After my 10km run, my legs were feeling like they could get quite sore! They were achy on Sunday but Monday I was totally fine! I can't believe it! Usually I get the sorest muscles and they last four-five days!

I ran 59.51 so just made my goal and was 3rd in my age group so was super stoked! :-)"
Hannah
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Recipe




Storage and convenience


I recommend, that you mix the powders in the ratios above, then store the mix in 1-2 large glass containers, ready for quick use when in a hurry.  Put the remainder away, sealed tight in a cool dry place.

Add these according to taste and preferences (you'll need a blender if adding solids)


  • Seasonal fruits and/or vegetables.
  • Coconut cream. Coconut water.
  • Full cream non-homogenised milk (silver top).
  • Water (avoid fruit juice because too much sugar) if needed.
  • Blend.
  • Add one fresh free range egg with 10 seconds to go (do not blend egg too long to prevent damage to the delicate nutrients).

When to have it


Most people prefer to start the day with a Super Smoothie.  Its a meal in itself and energising!

You may find it refreshing and regenerating to have an extra Super Smoothie at the end of a hard day.  It is the obvious choice of refreshment following a hard physical workout.

Its perfect for after a hard exercise session.  Many athletes find it convenient to carry a small pot of premix and a shaker with them to training, or when on the road, so that they can whip up a quick shake with either plain water, or some other liquid such as milk, coconut milk or coconut water.

It is perfect for hiking.  Compact, light - just add water.

Handy Tips


If a person, such as a child must take a pill or two, but has trouble getting them down, the thick creamy liquid of the Super Smoothie may do the trick as compared to water alone.  The thick liquid will grab the pills and sweep them down the throat, as well as mask any unpleasant taste.

Its not just for athletes


The Super Smoothie is ideal and totally safe for children, expectant and nursing Mums, the elderly and the infirm.  I recommend the concept for anybody who is struggling with ill health or recovery following an injury.  It is the superior alternative to multivitamins.

Some Research

Please spend some time reading the wealth of information here to understand why I am recommending these super foods.
  1. Claridges Broccoli Powder Extract: http://blog.garymoller.com/2015/08/research-that-validates-health-benefits_25.html
  2. Sujon Blackcurrant Extract: http://blog.garymoller.com/2015/08/research-that-validates-health-benefits.html
Read, read and read:

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