Choose the Right Grade of Olive Oil for A Healthier Lifestyle
Increase Your Polyphenol Intake with Extra Virgin Olive Oils
What are polyphenols and why should we include Extra Virgin Olive Oils into our diets?
• Polyphenols are micronutrients found in plant-based foods, including some Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs). • Scientific research has linked these micronutrients in EVOOs with numerous health benefits, including combatting neurogenerative diseases and even cancer. • It’s a much better alternative to using food supplements or medicinal avenues.
But the question remains; why use Extra Virgin Olive Oils specifically?
There are various grades of Olive Oil available on the market, and each has different benefits. We’ve done some research and prepared a list of the grades (and their benefits) for your convenience.
Natural Olive Oils
1. High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• The highest grade of Olive Oil • Produced from early harvest olives • Has no sensory defects • High quality and almost no processing • Not filtered • Very high in natural antioxidants and polyphenols
2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Very high grade of Olive Oil • The highest grade of Olive Oil • Produced from the fresh juice of an olive • Has no sensory defects • High quality and minimal processing • Natural antioxidants, rich in Vitamin E and polyphenols
3. Virgin Olive Oil
• Naturally obtained • Lower quality than Extra Virgin Olive Oil • Slight defects
4. Lampante Olive Oil
• Naturally obtained • Unfit for human consumption • High in defects • Intended for refinement or technical use
Refined Olive Oils
1. Refined Olive Oil
• Refining process removes most of the natural antioxidants • Contains trans fats
2. Olive Oil
• Blend of refined and natural Olive Oils • Low in natural antioxidants • High levels of trans fats
1. Crude Olive-Pomace
• Intended for refining or technical use • Not fit for human consumption
2. Refined Olive-Pomace
• Obtained from crude olive-pomace • Fit for human consumption
3. Olive-Pomace Oil
• Combination of Refined Olive-Pomace and Virgin Olive Oils • Fit for human consumption
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The health community is littered with fads and well-intentioned but often-harmful gimmicks like kombucha and the paleo diet. Curiously, though, there may be truth to leaky gut syndrome – a collection of digestive symptoms including gas and bloating, cramps and food sensitivities. Wait a second. Doesn’t that sound like Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Well here’s the thing: your gut has a powerful, albeit mysterious effect on your well-being and quality of life. It’s so powerful in fact that it’s been called ‘your surrogate brain’ by Dr. Steven Lamm of The View. It’s the biggest organ of your immune system – and it’s clouded in too many unknowns to address leaky gut effectively. We know it exists. But we don’t know enough leaky gut syndrome for diagnosis or a cure at this time.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Leaky gut syndrome is a collection of symptoms linked to bad digestion. Our current understanding suggests it’s caused by intestinal permeability. That’s when tight junctions in your gut, which filter the molecules that pass through the small intestine don’t work properly. Molecules can pass from your intestine into you bloodstream when this happens. Hence the name, ‘leaky gut syndrome’. This is a similar issue faced by people with Crohn’s and Celiac disease. But we don’t know what causes leaky gut or the ailments linked to it. Nor do we know if someone without Crohn’s or Celiac disease would get leaky gut syndrome in the first place – or when leaky gut syndrome would affect someone without certain types of drugs, radiation therapy or food allergies. Leaky gut syndrome symptoms are not unique either. They’re shared with other gut-related ailments like IBS. Tests for leaky gut often fail to identify the cause of the problem, which can leave patients with leaky gut symptoms without a diagnosis or treatment. And yet your concerns about leaky gut syndrome may be credible – especially if you have a history of Crohn’s or Celiac disease.
Risk Factors for Leaky Gut
It’s a mystery why people get leaky gut syndrome. With that being said, there are clues as to why it happens. While it’s not certain, you may be more likely to get leaky gut symptoms if you have:
Food Sensitivities – People with food sensitivities may be more likely to get leaky gut. That’s because your immune system is deluged with toxins in the blood stream every day. While most folks can fight them off, food sensitivities appear to force the body to mass-produce antibodies to counter them, particularly foods with antigens like wheat and dairy. This may strain the intestines, and make permeability an issue. Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Hungarian researchers found that people with IBS and Colitis appear to have higher risk of permeability in the colon. Crohn’s patients may be at even higher risk – one study found that the relatives of people with this uncomfortable ailment had 10-20% greater chance of leaky gut. That suggests leaky gut syndrome may be influenced by your genes. Autoimmune Disease – A 2011 article published in the journal Physiologic Reviews found that a protein called zonulin may increase risk of intestinal permeability. That risk went up significantly in patients with an autoimmune disease. Further research suggests gluten may trigger this process even in people not genetically prone to it. Thyroid Problems – You may be at higher risk of leaky gut syndrome if you have thyroid issue like Hashimoto’s disease. Also called ‘chronic thyroiditis’, this can lead to hypothyroidism, impaired metabolism, fatigue, depression, weight gain and a variety of related symptoms. Malabsorption – Leaky gut may lead to nutritional deficiencies from vitamin B12, magnesium and a variety of enzymes that help with digestion. You’ll want to speak with your doctor in this scenario – which you should be doing regardless, if you have gut problems. Your doctor may suggest probiotics and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, if they don’t trigger your leaky gut symptoms. Inflammatory Skin Conditions – There’s an interesting connection between skin and your gut. That connection may include acne and psoriasis, if you’re prone to leaky gut syndrome. While many doctors prescribe creams to address skin disorders, it may be worth speaking to a health practitioner willing to explore the mind-gut axis with you, and if healing your gut may also help your skin. Mood Problems and Risk of Autism – A study published in the journal Neuro Endocrinology Letters links leaky gut to several neuro cognitive disorders. For example, the inflammatory response of intestinal permeability appears to trigger pro-inflammatory cytokines. That in turn may lead to chemicals that cause depression.
What If I Think I Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Leaky gut syndrome means you have digestive symptoms that need diagnosis. Don’t think for a second you’re being hypochondriacal about it – leaky gut syndrome is a real, albeit misunderstood ailment of the digestive system. Given the latter’s influence on health and well-being, digestive problems go far beyond a troubled tummy, discomfort and trips to the bathroom. If you have ongoing digestion problems, be they bloating, cramps, food sensitivities or something else, you need to speak with your doctor. That may not cure your gut problems, but it’s certainly a good place to start.
It’s also worth considering that some doctors can’t – or won’t – look into what’s causing your discomfort, and will instead look to just relieve your symptoms with digestive medications, like proton pump inhibitors. Not all doctors are willing to explore leaky gut syndrome with you, out of time constraints and the fact that, well, we really don’t know much about leaky gut at this time, other than we know it exists. You may want to consider speaking with a specialist. A gastroenterologist may be of interest if this is a route you want to explore. We offer Intensive Colon Cleanse by Digestive Science here at Natural Health Source. You may find that helps your digestion, although we don’t claim it can cure leaky gut syndrome, IBS, acid reflux, or any other digestive problem. While it may help, your gut is a mysterious place that is second only to your brain for the influence it holds on your body function and health. Speak with your doctor or, better yet, a gastroenterologist, if you think you’ve got leaky gut syndrome. Have an open mind too – we’re still learning about the gut, and how to keep it happy with each passing year.
Melaniq® is a food supplement for hair pigmentation, specifically designed to support your body’s ability to produce melanin, the natural pigment that gives your hair its colour. It contains copper, the mineral that is essential for the synthesis of melanin. Melanin is produced in specialised cells, called melanocytes. The initial step of melanin biosynthesis is catalysed by the enzyme tyrosinase, which contains copper at its active site. It utilises L-tyrosine, which is also an activator of the whole process, as well as the initial substrate. When your hair follicles are not getting enough nutrients and minerals or, for example, when the melanocytes can’t cope with the oxidative stress anymore, the ability to produce melanin may gradually terminate. As a result, your hair turns grey. By combining copper with L-tyrosine, essential vitamins, a strong antioxidant and a seaweed of high nutritional value, scientists at Oxford Biolabs have recently improved Melaniq®, making it the first choice when it comes to supporting your natural hair colour with a food supplement.
Contains copper, which contributes to normal hair pigmentation.
Specifically formulated to support the body’s ability to produce melanin.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Manufactured in Germany.
TAKE CONTROL OF GREYING HAIR WITH MELANIQ®
Melaniq® has been created for those experiencing premature greying and greying in general, as well as for those who would like to tackle greying hair.
MELANIQ® FOOD SUPPLEMENT FOR HAIR PIGMENTATION
As people age, their chances of going grey increase because hair follicles start losing the ability to produce pigmented hair. For many, the process of greying begins in their thirties, with 74% of men and women going significantly grey between the ages of 45 and 65. Having recognised that the premature ageing of hair is an issue of both physical and emotional concern, the team of Oxford Biolabs scientists has come up with an innovative approach.
By combining copper with L-tyrosine, essential vitamins, a strong antioxidant and a seaweed of high nutritional value, they developed a unique formula to support natural hair colour. Melaniq®, a food supplement for hair pigmentation, is the result of world-leading research and a combination of high quality, naturally-based ingredients. Three capsules of Melaniq® taken per day can contribute to normal hair pigmentation and the maintenance of natural hair colour.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Support of normal hair pigmentation.
The supply of important nutrients necessary for melanin biosynthesis that can help to slow down the process of greying.
No major side effects.
No hormone interference.
WHAT SHOULD I NOT EXPECT?
Reversal of grey hair. Melaniq® is developed for men and women who are experiencing greying in the early stages, or those wishing to delay the onset of grey hair. The effect in more advanced stages of greying will be less pronounced.
An immediate effect. Taking Melaniq® regularly and over a prolonged period of time is critical to success.
HOW IT WORKS
The enzyme at the heart of hair pigment production is tyrosinase. The activity of this important enzyme is dependent on the availability of copper, which is built into the active centre of tyrosinase. It has been shown that people suffering from premature greying have a reduced level of copper in their blood serum. An insufficient supply of copper results in the reduced activity of tyrosinase and hence reduced pigment production, ultimately causing the onset of grey hair. Therefore, Melaniq® contains copper and L-tyrosine, the starting molecule as well as activator of melanin biosynthesis. Biotin, which is also part of the Melaniq® formula, contributes to the maintenance of normal hair. These core ingredients are found within a blend of complementary compounds: key vitamins (D, B12, folic acid), natural plant extracts (green tea (contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate), Japanese pagoda tree bark (contains quercetin), tomato (contains lycopene)), as well as the brown algae Ascophyllum nodosum. During the process of greying, melanocytes may also slowly lose their ability to cope with oxidative damage. For this purpose the formula is completed with vitamin C, which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. This unique formulation of Melaniq® can supply the nutrients your body needs for the maintenance of natural hair colour.
Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats.
What is the best diet for longevity?
A heart-healthy diet is one that includes:
Fruits and vegetables.
Low-fat dairy products like yogurt and cheese.
Lots of fish.
Nuts and beans.
Non-tropical vegetable oils (olive, corn, peanut, and safflower oils)
Does diet affect life expectancy?
A study found that those eating one serving of fruits and vegetables a day died 19 months sooner than those eating five servings a day, a direct correlation between plant-based diets and lifespan. Just reducing the amount of meat one eats can increase lifespan.
What is the best exercise for longevity?
The Best Exercise Routine For Longevity
Walk fast for an hour every day. This doesn’t need to happen all at once. …
Do cardiovascular exercise for 2.5–5 hours per week. Running, cycling, or swimming are all great options, but the type of exercise you choose isn’t important. …
Use weight-training or weight-free exercises to strengthen all muscles.