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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.  It will also become clear that messing with one's cholesterol with drugs and extreme diets may render you sexually impotent and generally unwell.




http://www.drlindagedeon.com/hormone-cascade.html
Please click on the link above to visit Dr Linda's wonderful website to learn more about hormones and health and to check out her professional services.

The chart above is a simplified depiction of the Steroid Hormone Cascade which is the process by which LDL cholesterol is converted into the steroidal hormones, including oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.  These hormones must be plentiful and in balance for a person to feel in good health, fit, strong, sexually potent, fertile and emotionally balanced.  This applies as much to women as it does for men (In women the adrenal glands produce 100% of their testosterone requirements).  The adrenal glands regulate the stress responses, so are easily damaged by the modern lifestyle, including excessive exercise.

During times of health, relaxation, good food and moderate exercise (which should always be life's norm), cholesterol and other nutrients will enter the hormone production factories of the body where they cascade downwards a little like the balls in a pinball game.  Depending on the needs of the moment, the tumbling molecules are diverted left, or right, producing the many hormones that are required to maintain normal, healthy function.

If there is excessive or ongoing stress, cortisol production becomes the priority.  Cortisol and cortisone are the stress hormones which regulate the "fight or flight" response to stress.  If you are in the middle of attack there is not going to be any sex and getting pregnant then is not good timing, so the temporary diversion of most of the hormone precursors to the pathway that produces cortisone is not a problem - in fact, this diversion is critical for survival.  However, if this happens continuously, especially if the diet is low in cholesterol, or if taking drugs that interfere with cholesterol (which means fewer balls to start with!), the consequences of depressed sex hormones begin to show and health deteriorates.  Low testosterone relative to estrogen = MAN BOOBS and the droops!  Not at all good for women either.  Women must have testosterone along with all the other hormones - and in a precise balance.

This is why stress is bad for your sex life and fertility (male and female).  This also helps explain why women who live stressful lives tend to go through menopause with severe symptoms; whereas women who lead relatively relaxed lives tend to cruise through the Change.

Interesting stuff eh?



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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
liver
detox
nausea


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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.

___________________________

 "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
                                                     ___________________________

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:

Become the World's greatest expert in your own health!





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Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Relationship Between Exposure to Epstein Barr Virus & Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

In case you have not noticed, it appears we are in the midst of an epidemic of Glandular Fever, a virus infection that can have devastating consequences for may of those who get it.  Glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

Epstein-Barr - the vampire within

A webinar presented by Gary Moller

I am presenting an online lecture for health professionals about this most pesky of viruses.  The response has been fantastic with over 130 health professionals signed up already.

If you are a health professional and intensely interested in learning more, why not sign up for my lecture?

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 2015 7:00PM

Things you will learn during this webinar: 


• The relationship between liver function and EBV and how this may impact on health.
• How to recognise the patterns for EBV and glandular fever on the HTMA.
• How to recognise patterns on the HTMA that may indicate that there may be an active, rather than dormant virus.
• How to identify other possible causes of ill health and complicating factors, such as a sub-clinical bacterial infection.
• How to hunt, suppress and possibly kill the vampire within by employing effective nutritional and lifestyle strategies.
• Implications of EBV/glandular fever for exercise and competition, including coping strategies.

The webinar brochure to learn more:


http://www.interclinical.com.au/pdfs/Garywebinar.pdf


Sigh up here:


http://www.interclinical.com.au/events.php


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Friday, September 25, 2015

Medical over diagnosis, over treatment, poor health outcomes, escalating healthcare costs - all for nothing! Watch the documentary.


When we head to the GP most of us assume "the doctor knows best". But the truth is, many of the scans, tests and procedures ordered by medical practitioners are wasteful, unnecessary and potentially harmful.
"What do you think would be the reaction of the average person in the street if they knew what you knew?
"Well, I think they'd be quite alarmed." Health Economist
Healthy people are needlessly being turned into patients with tests and scans leading to treatments which at best have no effect, and at worst, cause harm.
"The surgery doesn't seem to affect the outcome any more than if you did a pretend surgery." Leading Clinician
"Patients are receiving care that is sometimes ineffective and sometimes unsafe." Health Economist
And it's costing us a fortune:
"You know we're just wasting hundreds of millions of dollars sending people off for unnecessary tests and exposing them to unnecessary radiation." Health Researcher
In this special edition of Four Corners, guest reporter Dr Norman Swan reveals the real story behind the malaise in the Australian health system. A malaise driven by waste, rather than a lack of money.
"Increases in health care costs have been driven a little bit by (the) ageing of the population, a little bit by increases in the costs of technologies, but the largest drivers are over diagnosis and over treatment." Health Researcher
Focusing on four common health complaints - back pain, knee pain, chest pain and prostate testing - Dr Swan shows how the cost to patients and taxpayers is escalating. Analysis by Four Corners found billions of dollars being squandered and more than a hundred inappropriate tests and procedures receiving Medicare rebates.
"We're headed for a tsunami of over diagnosis." Health Researcher
And as one interviewee explains, part of the answer lies with the public:
"If people knew that health interventions, tests and treatments were not going to deliver benefit, I think they might make different choices." Head of medical oversight body
Watch the video here:
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2015/09/28/4318883.htm


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