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  • As an alternative to the USDA's flawed pyramid, faculty members in the Harvard School of Public Health built the Healthy Eating Pyramid. It resembles the USDA's in shape only. The Healthy Eating Pyramid takes into consideration, and puts into perspective, the wealth of research conducted during the last ten years that has reshaped the definition of healthy eating. nutrition experts from the Harvard School of Public Health created the Healthy Eating Pyramid. It is based on the best available scientific evidence about the links between diet and health. This new pyramid fixes fundamental flaws in the USDA pyramid and offers sound information to help people make better choices about what to eat. From EAT, DRINK, AND BE HEALTHY by Walter C. Willett, M.D. Copyright © 2001, 2005 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Reprinted by permission of Free Press/Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  • Take Charge of Your Health

    1. 1. Health & Nutrition Seminar Take Charge of your Health and Well Being Presented by: Melissa Hunter
    2. 2. This slide presentation has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose any disease or condition or to recommend a treatment for any disease or condition.
    3. 3. What’s Your Current Health Goal ? <ul><li>Vibrant/Energetic </li></ul><ul><li>Mentally Sharp </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally & Spiritually Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Body Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Physically Active </li></ul><ul><li>Full of Energy </li></ul>
    4. 4. Innate Healing <ul><li>“ Modern Medicine sometimes forgets that technology is not a replacement for the body’s innate ability to heal itself” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaac Opole MD, Ph.D. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Professor University of Kansas, Dept. of General and Geriatric Medicine </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The 2 Basic Principles in Natural Health 2. Cleansing and removing toxins from the body 1. Feeding and nourishing the body systems
    6. 6. pH Levels <ul><li>pH is a symbol for the degree of acidity or alkalinity in a solution. pH stands for “particles of Hydrogen” or “power of Hydrogen”. The maintenance of a stable hydrogen ion concentration in the body fluids is essential to life. </li></ul><ul><li>Any substance with a pH lower than 7.0 is considered acidic, while a pH above 7.0 is considered alkaline. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal pH for the human body is between 6.8 and 7.2. Therefore, a pH above 7.2 is considered alkaline and lower than 6.8 is considered acidic. </li></ul>
    7. 7. pH Scale 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.8 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.8 Acid Alkaline The ideal pH for saliva lies between 6.8 and 7.2 Think of pH as Potential for Health Healthy pH
    8. 8. What causes pH imbalance? <ul><li>A high protein diet (70-80% protein; 20-30% carbs) </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Highly processed foods (containing preservatives) </li></ul><ul><li>High amounts of sugar in your diet </li></ul>
    9. 9. Foods that affect pH Levels In order to maintain optimal health it is important to maintain our pH level within the ideal range. <ul><li>Alkaline Forming: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fruits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil nuts, coconut and almonds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soy Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lima beans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprouted grains and seeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maple Syrup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raisins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acid Forming: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grains (unsprouted) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All poultry, fish, meats and eggs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sugar and syrup, except honey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coffee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pasta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flour based products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dairy products </li></ul></ul>To maintain proper pH levels, eat 80% of your diet from the alkaline food list and 20% from the acid food list! Foods
    10. 10. Complete Greens <ul><li>Is it a challenge to include the </li></ul><ul><li>nine servings of vegetables and </li></ul><ul><li>fruits per day as recommended </li></ul><ul><li>by the USDA? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of dark leafy greens are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood purifier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immune strengthener </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve liver, gall bladder and kidney function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fight depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear congestion, reduces mucus, improves circulation </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. 1. Colon 2. Small Intestines 3. Liver 4. Lymphatic System 5. Circulatory System Connecting The Body Systems
    12. 12. The Digestive System <ul><li>Where most of the nutrients & toxins are absorbed in our bodies </li></ul>
    13. 13. Feeding and Nourishing the Body Systems: Digestion Step 1 : We chew the food As we chew the food, the body produces enzymes to assist in the digestion process.
    14. 14. Digestion Step 2: The food moves down into the stomach <ul><li>The stomach is the only acidic organ in the body </li></ul><ul><li>The stomach breaks the food down & turns it into an isotonic liquid state called CHYME </li></ul>
    15. 15. Digestion Step 3: The Chyme moves down into the Small Intestine <ul><li>The Small Intestine is about </li></ul><ul><li>21 ft. Long & 1.5 inches in diameter </li></ul><ul><li>The Small Intestine is where most of the ABSORPTION takes place </li></ul>
    16. 16. Absorption <ul><li>Inside the small intestine are thousands of finger-like structures called VILLI </li></ul><ul><li>The outside surface of the Villi and microvilli add up to about 200 square meters (about the surface area of the singles tennis court at Wimbledon) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Everything that is absorbed through the VILLI (Nutrients, Medications, Chemicals & Toxins) enters the blood stream and lymphatics, and is then carried & distributed throughout the body Distribution of Nutrients and Toxins Digestion
    18. 18. Digestion STEP 4: The unused food passes into the Large Intestine (colon) <ul><li>The large intestine is about 5 ft. long and 2.5 inches in diameter </li></ul><ul><li>This organ should eliminates the unused foods and toxins from our bodies 2 to 3 times each day. </li></ul>
    19. 19. AUTOINTOXICATION The production of toxic chemicals produced by the colon bacteria, and the continuous diffusion of these toxins into the colon wall and ultimately the blood stream, resulting in possible damage to the colon wall as well as distant sites in the body.
    20. 20. THE COLON The American diet is full of white flour, meat, milk, sugar and processed foods. As a result, many people are affected by waste build up in their colons causing autointoxication.
    21. 21. <ul><li>The liver filters blood </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive years of toxic filtration and the liver may become impaired </li></ul><ul><li>When the liver becomes impaired, the toxin produced by autointoxication will affect the Lymphatic System </li></ul>Blood carries toxins to the Liver SYSTEM CHALLENGE
    22. 22. Lymphatic System Has two main functions : 1. Protects us from infection (viruses, bacteria, fungi) and tumors 2. Cleans up intercellular waste { Immune System }
    23. 23. Lymphatic System Runs along side of the circulatory system. It has no pump: fluid is moved passively during muscle contraction.
    24. 24. <ul><li>When functioning correctly, the Lymphatic System will dump its waste into the colon where it is trapped in mucus and is excreted </li></ul><ul><li>However, when the colon and liver are not working to full capacity, the Lymphatic System will release its waste into the bloodstream where it then settles into organs and tissues. </li></ul>Lymphatic System
    25. 25. Circulatory System The transport system for your blood (heart, arteries and veins) Before you have problems with your circulatory system, like high blood pressure or heart disease, you could have had problems with - - - Digestion, Elimination, and Autointoxication
    26. 26. Possible Symptoms of an Unhealthy Colon & Liver <ul><li>Headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue & Dizziness </li></ul><ul><li>Skin Disorders (eczema, psoriasis, acne) </li></ul><ul><li>Body Odor & Bad Breath </li></ul><ul><li>Puffy Eyelids </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty Sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>Hangover Feeling in the Morning </li></ul><ul><li>Swelling/Edema </li></ul><ul><li>Tenderness Under the Rib Cage </li></ul>
    27. 27. “ Food” for Thought <ul><li>All of your body systems must be functioning properly to achieve optimal health </li></ul><ul><li>“ There are no fences in your body” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Sheryl Duchess, N.D. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Compromise any body system and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t function properly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t feel well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We compromise optimal health </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Once cleansed ,when we begin to nourish our bodies properly our small intestines and villi will be free to absorb the nutrients and the colon will eliminate properly . You have heard the saying, “We are what we eat.” In this case, I say, “We are what we absorb.”
    29. 29. After years & years of running Toxic Blood through our bodies, it is no wonder why our health may start to deteriorate Long Term Effects From Toxins Leaking From The Colon Unhealthy blood pressure levels Poor Cardiovascular Health Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels (and the list goes on) Joint Discomfort
    30. 30. The Solution <ul><li>Feeding and nourishing the body systems </li></ul><ul><li>2. Cleansing and removing toxins from the body </li></ul>
    31. 31. pH and a healthy diet <ul><li>Acid Ash </li></ul><ul><li>Alkaline Ash </li></ul>
    32. 32. Diet: decrease acid ash foods <ul><li>Excessive animal protein, grains, refined carbohydrates, coffee, alcohol </li></ul>
    33. 33. Diet: increase alkalizing foods <ul><li>Greens </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Fruits </li></ul><ul><li>(Fish) </li></ul><ul><li>(whole grains) </li></ul>
    34. 34. Optimal Health Food Pyramid High Quality Fish Oils are Foundational Supplements for Good Health Harvard School of Public Health Walter C. Willett, M.D
    35. 35. ALL SUPPLEMENTS are NOT Created Equal
    36. 36. nu·tra·ceu·ti·cal (nū'trə-sū'tĭ-kəl) n. <ul><li>A food or naturally occurring food supplement thought to have a beneficial effect on human health. </li></ul><ul><li>[ NUTR(ITIOUS) + (PHARM)ACEUTICAL .] </li></ul>
    37. 37. Iso means “the same” Tonic means “pressure” What is Isotonic ? Isotonic Vitamins and Supplements
    38. 38. Isotonic Nutrition: Unique Patented Delivery System <ul><li>90% to 95% Absorbable </li></ul><ul><li>Drink on an empty stomach </li></ul><ul><li>5 Minute Delivery Time </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered to Small Intestine with NO Dilution </li></ul><ul><li>NO Binders, Fillers, or Coatings </li></ul><ul><li>Tastes great and easy to swallow (makes for better compliance) </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for those who hate swallowing pills </li></ul>No other nutraceutical line like this!
    39. 39. Tablets vs. Isotonic solution <ul><li>Problem with absorption </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium and other vital minerals are heavy and hard to absorb </li></ul><ul><li>40% tablet absorption </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bed-pan bullets” </li></ul>
    40. 40. Minerals: Where have they gone? <ul><li>U.S. Senate doc. #264 states that Americans are mineral deficient due to depleted minerals in the U.S. farm soil. </li></ul><ul><li>This was stated in 1936! Our farmers are only required to put three minerals back into the soil: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. </li></ul><ul><li>The foods we eat are deficient in over 77 trace minerals that we need to sustain our health </li></ul>
    41. 41. Multivitamin - Research <ul><li>Suboptimal levels of vitamins are risk factors for chronic diseases such as CVD, cancer and osteoporosis </li></ul><ul><li>“ Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone….it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements .” </li></ul>JAMA, June 19, 2002, Vol. 287, No. 23, 3127-3129.
    42. 42. Nutritional Support for Everyone- The Optimal Health System <ul><li>Multivitamins & Multiminerals </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Omega III </li></ul><ul><ul><li>750mg of EPA/DHA per soft gel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OPC–3 ™ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grape seed, Pycnogenol, bilberry, citrus & red wine extracts </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. Multivitamin & Multimineral Benefits <ul><li>Provides all the essential vitamins and most minerals recommended by the National Academy of Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to take and is an alternative to pills </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to digest, creating a better opportunity for your body to absorb the nutrients </li></ul><ul><li>A vegetarian product </li></ul><ul><li>No stomach irritation or nausea </li></ul>
    44. 44. Omega III Oil for Optimal Health *Lower LDL cholesterol & Triglyceride levels *Decrease platelet stickiness *Reduce blood pressure *Improve Immune System *Act as an Anti-inflammatory Scientists say that the American diet is so depleted of these fatty acids that supplements are not just useful, but necessary.
    45. 45. Antioxidants OPC’s, Vitamin C, E, Selenium, Beta-Carotene, Bioflavonoids, & ORAC nutrients <ul><li>Neutralize free radicals </li></ul><ul><li>Improve blood flow </li></ul><ul><li>Dilate the arteries </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen capillary walls </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibit blood clotting </li></ul><ul><li>Improve eyesight </li></ul>
    46. 46. Controlling Free-Radicals <ul><li>“ The amount of antioxidants you maintain in your body is directly proportional to how long you live” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Richard Cutler, Ph.D. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Anti-Aging Research at National Institutes of Health </li></ul></ul></ul>
    47. 47. <ul><li>A powerful combination of plant </li></ul><ul><li>derived bioflavonoids </li></ul><ul><li>Our bodies are undergoing free </li></ul><ul><li>radical oxidation. </li></ul><ul><li>Our ability to fight free radical damage effectively is compromised by inadequate nutritional choices. (limited antioxidants) </li></ul>OPCs (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins)
    48. 48. OPC-3 & Health Benefits <ul><li>Improves skin smoothness & elasticity </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens capillaries, arteries and veins </li></ul><ul><li>Improves circulation and enhances cell vitality </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces capillary fragility and improves resistance to bruising and strokes </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces the risks of phlebitis </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces edema and selling in the legs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces varicose veins </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces restless legs syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Improves visual acuity </li></ul><ul><li>Helps improve sluggish memory </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces the effects of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Improves joint flexibility and reduces inflammation caused by arthritis and sports injuries </li></ul>
    49. 49. <ul><li>Use a high quality herbal laxative </li></ul><ul><li>Add a daily fiber supplement </li></ul><ul><li>Use a high quality herbal liver cleanse </li></ul>Simultaneously Clean the Colon, Small Intestine, and Liver
    50. 50. NutriClean 7-day Cleansing System HepatoCleanse™ capsules – supports healthy liver function. Release Tablets – cleanses gastrointestinal track Fiber Powder – to be taken on an ongoing basis. A blend of soluble and insoluble fibers along with probiotics and essential gastrointestinal nutrients.
    51. 52. THE Gene SNP A DVANTAGE <ul><li>21 st century personalized nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>(Based on your DNA) </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the guess work out of selecting nutritional supplements </li></ul><ul><li>Recommends a nutritional program based on genetic variations </li></ul><ul><li>Offers specific lifestyle recommendations in addition to nutritional support </li></ul>
    52. 53. What’s Next for You? <ul><li>Cleanse & Detoxify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digestive Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Day Cleanse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin Your Optimal Health Regimen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Antioxidants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin a Healthy Balanced Diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multivitamin/Multi-mineral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Omega III </li></ul></ul>
    53. 54. What’s Next? (cont) <ul><li>Customized Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the NutriPhysical today at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.HealthyWealthyBeautiful.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transitions Weight Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitions Lifestyle System Coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule a consultation at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.Melissa-Hunter.com </li></ul></ul>
    54. 55. Nothing is More Valuable Than Your Health! It’s your responsibility. Most illnesses can be prevented.