Linda Murphy RHN
Had cancer at 39, but now 58 and feels better than she did in her 30’s.
If toxins create disease, why would we consider adding more toxins to help fight disease.
Disease is never a lack of medications. But it runs in my family Linda you say. Genetics is a very small part. We often times pass down eating habits and lifestyle habits our kids and their kids. There is a saying that I love that goes like this….. genetics loads the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.
There are story after story of people who heal from disease without meds. Medications creates a cascade of other issues in the body. Often times these meds deplete important nutrients that are suppose to actually help the organ that is affected. Some examples of these are Statins that are meant to lower cholesterol will actually lower your Co enzyme Q10, which is a nutrient imparative for healthy heart function. Blood pressure meds can lower magnesium, which you guessed it, is important for the heart muscle. Anti depressants will lower your levels of essential B vitamins. Which are important to help with mood, along with a plethora of other benefits.
You get the picture. Medication will create an imbalance in our bodies that usually lowers key nutrients which then creates a cascade of issues. This is why it is so hard to get of these drugs, because it causes such serious imbalances that it takes someone educated in nutrition to help you build your body back up.
So how does glutathione play a factor in all of this? Well the important thing to know is that the healthy of our liver is key in preventing all disease. All diseases have been linked to deficiencies in the body. Disease has been linked to our bodies inability to detox faster than the toxins coming in. If we have more toxins coming in than the body can handle, it is overwhelmed and DNA damage occurs.
Numerous studies done on rats were done showing when cancer of the liver was induced using aflatoxins (mostly from molds), when treated with glutathione resulted in shrinking of their tumours. They did this with oral cancer, stomach and ovarian cancers, and they all had develop fewer and smaller cancers. They also showed less nerve and kidney damage from the chemo and most importantly did not reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. Which the is the main thing doctors treating patients are concerned with.
Patients wit endometrial cancer patients treated with radiation and glutathione had much less diarrhea.
A number of studies have linked low levels of glutathione with cataracts, macular degeneration, asthma, chronic, obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pancreatitis, lupus erythematosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative, colitis, Type II diabetes, and myocardial infarction.
Studies have shown glutathione levels decrease with ageing, these with the lowest levels ere more prone to arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
The key to health is to reduce the production of peroxides by Phase I enzymes, while enhancing the ability of Phase II enzymes-especially glutathione enzymes to neutralize peroxides.
If you have disease you need to stay away from coffee (i heard a groan), alcohol (no wine is not good for your heart), and most obvious of tobacco. Staying away from processed foods, artificial sweeteners, food colourings, white sugar and white flour. Smoked luncheon meats with added nitrates and dried fruits with sulphites. Picked foods with sulphites. Not using products on our hair or body that contain chemicals. That is why I love USANA it is my one stop shopping for all things non toxic. Shampoo, conditioners, hand lotions and body lotions. All of those thing will leak into your body. We should not use harsh chemicals to clean our house. All of these commercials that show you to spray, wipe and deodorize your home with toxic chemicals. They are turning us into germ fanatics. We need to be careful when cleaning our kitchen if cutting raw meat or shellfish etc. But simply using vinegar and essentials oils can do the trick. Even using boiling water or a steamer works well.
We should not use hand sanitizers which are all toxic to our liver. Using soap and water or a spray with safe collodial silver will do the trick.
If you wonder how all these environmental things get into our blood stream, it is because everything we put on our skin or breath in gets into our blood stream if our liver cannot break down the toxins and eliminate them form our body safely. Just to prove this, they looked at the umbilicords of hundreds of babies and found over 200 toxic chemicals in the cords. Proving what Mom was exposed to was getting into the blood stream and untimately getting into poor little baby.
Eat mostly organic or follow the clean 15 dirty dozen list of fruits and veggies to eat organic. Eat grass fed beef, and pasture run chickens and eggs. Don’t eat grains unless organic to avoid glyphosates (roundup). GMO foods such as corn, soy, cotton seed oil, canola oil, sugar beets. I am sure the list is getting longer as you are reading this.
It take some homework to research and look on labels. Or you can hire a Holistic Nutritionist to help guide you and save you lots of time trying to figure it out.
It as healthy and clean as possible and then take a good quality nutritional supplement to fill in the gaps. I only recommend USANA for so many reasons. If you want to know how your supplement is rated reach out to me or get your hands on Nutriearch comparative guide, which a book written by Lyle McWilliams from health Canada. It is a third party research company that shows people how over 1600 different supplements are rated.
Just as you wouldn’t just through in any oil or gas into your car if you were told the car will not run properly without the proper fluids. Or we know we need to take our car in for filter changes and oil changes for it to run properly. Why do we think our bodies or any different. I am often times shocked how people treat their bodies, and then they are shocked when diagnosed with disease.
Here are some nutritionals that I would never be without. I have taken them for over 10 years and actually feel better than I did over 20 years ago.
This list of products supplies you with the important B’s (energy and sleep), magnesium, calcium (bones and sleeping) Vit D (immune function, bones), glutathione (liver detoxification and energy), Bacopa (for mood and memory).