Sunday, March 16, 2008


When it comes to health around the world, eating green leafy vegetables is associated with the lowest levels of cancer and degenerative diseases. However, in Amercia, it seems to be missing from most peoples diet. Below are some examples of research that show the importance of not only greens, which contain chlorophyll, but other important nutrients like green tea, and grape seed extract. If you don't get the 6 to 8 servings of vegetables and fruits everyday, there are supplements like chlorella and spirulina that can do as good a job if not better, in a convenient capsule and at a cost of about a dollar a day. Good insurance, don't you think? In recognition of this problem, I have introduced a product called Orthomolecular Formulations - Daily Greens. Daily Greens is designed as a supplement for those that don't get enough green leafy, colored vegetables and fruits in there diets... This formula contains ingredients which are similar to eating a diet high in vegetables and powerful anti-oxidants and bioflavenoids that can be found in foods with varied colors, called phytonutrients.

Enjoy this weeks articles that explain the many benefits of these nutraceuticals.


Green leafy vegetables may halve lung cancer risk...
11-Mar-2008 - An increased intake of green leafy vegetables, but not fruit, may reduce the risk of lung cancer by 50 per cent, suggests a new study from Spain. The protective effects of the vegetables was possibly due to the antioxidant content of the food, known to be rich source of vitamins A and C, as well as flavonoids. The study analysed dietary intakes of 617 people, comprising 295 people with lung cancer and 322 healthy controls, using a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Dosil-Diaz and co-workers report no benefits from fruit, regardless of the level of intake, after adjusting for sex, age, tobacco use, and occupation.On the other hand, consumption of at least one portion of green leafy vegetables a day was associated with a 50 per cent reduction in the risk of developing lung cancer than consumption of less than five times per week.

Spirulina shown to prevent and treat cancers while boosting immune system function ...
Nature can provide you with valuable weapons against cancer, but like all things, it's up to you to use them. Although the Japanese have known about and used spirulina for medicinal purposes for years, this form of microalgae is still not "mainstream" in American diets. Spirulina's blue-green color is more than a pretty facade; it is also the source of much of its cancer-prevention abilities. In Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford writes, "Important to note in the area of prevention, spirulina is richly supplied with the blue pigment phycocyanin, a biliprotein which has been shown to inhibit cancer-colony formation."

Spirulina research shows treatment of breast cancer tumors, HIV virus, and other viruses ...
Spirulina contains some anti-viral and immune stimulating compounds that we're just learning about. There's been some research out of Japan showing that a sulfonated polysaccharide which they've named calcium spirolan inhibits many viruses from invading cells, and this includes herpes and actually the HIV virus. And there's also been some work out of the University of Mississippi where they have extracted a compound, again a polysaccharide from spirulina, which greatly stimulates the immune system.

Chlorella as a powerful defense against cancer ...
Amazing things truly do come in small packages. One of your most powerful weapons against cancer is chlorella -- a unicellular, green algae. This tiny algae packs a powerful punch. In Prescription for Dietary Wellness, Phyllis A. Balch explains, "Chlorella…contains the highest chlorophyll level per ounce of any plant, as well as protein (nearly 58 percent), carbohydrates, all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids (including all nine essential ones), enzymes and rare trace minerals." Due to its dense and nutrient-rich nature, chlorella offers your body a two-fold attack against cancer. You can access these benefits by taking only one or two teaspoons of chlorella once or twice daily, according to Michael Tierra's Treating Cancer with Herbs.

Green tea shows benefits against fatty liver...
Extracts from green tea may stop the build-up of fatty deposits in the liver, and offer benefits for this silent killer linked to obesity, suggests a new study with mice.
If the results can be translated to humans, green tea and its extracts could become a useful preventative in the development of fatty liver, a condition that is usually symptomless but said to increase the risk for liver inflammation, and ultimately results in liver failure.

Grape seed flavonoids demonstrate anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties ...
Natural nutritional elements in grape seeds offer a wide variety of antioxidant, anti-cancer and other benefits, according to the web site A type of mixed flavonoid - proanthocyanidins - extracted from grape seeds are the essential ingredient.

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