Friday, June 19, 2009

Acai Juice Testimonial

After being introduced to the benefits of the acai juice 3 months ago and how it can lower cholesterol levels, I did my research and stumbled upon Dr. Tim's site. I have been on medicine for the last 11 years to help lower my Triglyceride levels and over that time period have never been able to get them down low enough to be in recommended 31 to 150 range.

After only 2 months of taking Dr Tim's Acai juice I can honestly say that there has been significant improvement in my numbers that my doctor is allowing me to go off my medications. Triglycerides are down from 243 to 103, regular cholesterol is down from 134 to 92 and LDL has gone from 49 to 38. I feel I have final been able to conquer a battle that I've worked so hard at trying to control with diet, exercise and finally the dreaded costly medications.

The added bonus to the improved health is the money I will be able to save not having to purchase the meds. And in these economic times who doesn't want to be able to save some of their hard earned dollars.Thanks Dr. Tim for providing these products! Kevin, Kansas

Friday, June 5, 2009

Vitamin Pills vs. Juice

The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found they did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease.

The Associated Press released an article on February 9, 2009 reporting that a very significant study involving nearly 200,000 participants found that Multivitamins in the pill form do nothing to prevent cancer or heart disease in women or men. The eight-year study in 161,808 postmenopausal women echoes recent disappointing vitamin studies in men.

Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamins to boost their health. Research has focused on cancer and heart disease in particular because of evidence that diets full of vitamin-rich foods may protect against those illnesses. But that evidence doesn't necessarily mean pills are a good substitute according to the lead author of the study researcher Marian Neuhouser of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.

Alice Lichtenstein, a Tufts University nutrition professor who was not involved in the research, said the study is important because it involved so many women. The study appears in Monday's Archives of Internal Medicine.
"All the evidence keeps pointing in the same direction," Lichtenstein said. Diets full of vitamin rich whole foods and fruit juices that have had very little processing are highly recommended and preferred by the experts over pills.

Goji Is Back In The Spotlight

Goji berry (Lycium barbarum L.) has been revered as a king of plants for thousands of years. Its use in Asia as a nutritive food dates back nearly 5,000 years and may even predate some of the Egyptian pyramids. Goji is about 10 times higher in antioxidants than blueberries, We know that there's a lot of scientific evidence supporting the fact that antioxidants may prevent disease and help prevent aging as well. this powerful superfruit is rich in protein, vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and iron and has been touted for its purported ability to improve vision and nourish kidneys, among other benefits.

Hailed as the newest super food, goji berry awareness has blossomed as a result of this trend. Reporters for the Natural Product Insider a leading journal in the natural products industry had this to say about Goji:

While many of the goji berry’s health benefits are derived from the historical use of the plant as a medicine, it is uncontested that these tiny berries contain a wealth of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, phytosterols, prebiotic fiber, EFAs and amino acids. Goji berries also contain a rich supply of linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (LNA). The oil extracted from the goji seed is reported to contain 67.8 g LA and 3.4 g LNA per 100 g of seed oil. The standard American diet is sorely lacking in these important fats; prolonged deficiency of LA and LNA can result in hair loss, kidney and liver failure, miscarriage, tissue inflammation, high blood pressure and edema.

Goji berry is also noted for its high level of antioxidant carotenoids that can protect the body from damage by neutralizing free radicals. The most abundant carotenoid found in goji is zeaxanthin, which has a protective effect on the eyes. Goji berries contain 162 mg of zeaxanthin per 100 g of fruit; this is considerably higher than other edible carotenoid-rich plants such as spinach, which only contains 12.2 mg of zeaxanthin per serving.

Goji berries are also rich in polysaccharides, chains of sugar molecules that may support the regulation of the immune system. In addition, polysaccharides are an excellent source of prebiotic fiber, which is the fermentable or soluble fiber that gets processed into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the intestinal tract, and provides food for beneficial intestinal flora (probiotics) that aid digestion and nutrient absorption. Daily intake of prebiotic fiber is associated with a reduced risk of several prevalent diseases including obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and a variety of digestive imbalances.