Orthomolecular medicine is the restoration and maintenance of health through the administration of adequate amounts of substances that are normally present in the body. Dietary supplements at high doses as part of medical therapy have been controversial, but the evidence suggests that they play a significant role in prevention and treatment of diseases as well as protection from accelerated ageing that results from oxygen free-radical damage, inflammation, and glycation.
The aging process is typically accelerated as a result of free radical exposure, frequent or chronic inflammation, and toxic exposures (such as to heavy metals, or industrial and agricultural hydrocarbons, or toxic chemicals unwittingly bought into the home in common household and personal care). Reversing this process or slowing it down is one goal of orthomolecular therapy, along with treatment of health problems. So it’s a two-step approach, just as we say in the Savvy team talks “Wellness It’s Not That Hard”.
It’s hardly new news, when you realise that Dr Weston Price was saying this back in the 1930′s. Orthomolecular nutrition, in contrast to “eat the right food groups” nutrition, emphasises the use of supplemental vitamins, minerals and other essential factors in amounts that are higher than those recommended by the government-sponsored ‘dietary allowances.’ ” Continue reading 'Is Orthomolecular Medicine The Answer To Disease?'»
Chris Woollams & Catherine’s Butterfly Effect
There is a theory that the effects of a butterfly in Hawaii flapping its wings can be felt in London.
According to Chris Woollams (pictured here with his wife, Amphorn), his daughter Catherine was just such a butterfly. And as with the ripple effect, the impact of her life continues around the world even today. At the age of 22, she had it all. Intelligence, good looks, a degree from Bristol, a great boyfriend and a job at Vogue. And then suddenly, a terminal brain tumour.
Chris Woollams’ daughter is the catalyst behind his quest and self-determined role as a leading cancer-educator. Despite all the hype and noise, the marketing and mystique, WHO says 70 percent of cancer is preventable!
Yes, he made a fortune in advertising and now has homes in Barbados, Thailand, the south of France and Kent. But he doesn’t spend a lot of time hanging out on beaches drinking rum and coke. He’s more likely to be writing or speaking on alternative ways to beat cancer.
You see, Chris’ life took an unexpected turn in 2001 when his daughter Catherine (then 22) developed a brain tumour. Continue reading 'Chris Woollams: Alternative Cancer Treatments Educator'»
If you want to know why what we do creates a handful of such dedicated advocates for heath education, and why we in the Savvy Team ask for your help in “paying it forward”, it’s because we know that unless ‘people who care’ tell you of this sort of information, you will never know. And what you don’t know CAN harm you!
We in the Savvy Team do care, and we’ve been leading the way in public education for over two decades. So here is some of the latest: “On 19 February 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released The State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – 2012 (WHO/UNEP 2013) [NOTE: 14MB PDF file], an extensive update of an earlier document, Global Assessment of the State-of-the-Science of Endocrine Disruptors (International Programme on Chemical Safety 2002).”
Over the past decade there have been significant advances in understanding of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs): their numbers, mechanisms of action, biological effects, and impacts on human and wildlife health, the report stated. It also pointed out the while they had originally believed that there was no discernible evidence that EDCs had any negative impact on human health, that is no longer believed to be the case.
The 2012 Report has proven that not only do EDCs play a role in the proliferation of male and female reproductive problems, they are strongly linked as the cause of endocrine-related cancers, as well as with things like increased infections, asthma, obesity, diabetes, and behavioral and learning disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Continue reading 'WHO Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Report – 2012'»
Supportive environments and communities are fundamental in shaping people’s choices and preventing unnecessary illness and disease. Individual responsibility can only have its full effect where people have access to a healthy lifestyle, and are supported to make healthy choices. The world’s population, now 7 billion, is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. ￼￼￼Measuring how many people die each year and why they died is one of the most important means – along with gauging how diseases and injuries are affecting people – for assessing the effectiveness of a country’s health system. But what’s the point of continual assessment if the statistics just keep getting worse?
The World Health Organisation reported in March 2013 that overweight and obesity – defined as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health” – has reached epidemic proportions globally, with at least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Did you know that overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight? In fact, 65% of the world’s population live in a country where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. This includes all high-income and middle-income countries, and weight problems are not the only issue.
How Does Australia Fare?
Australia is a nation of overweight pill poppers, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Continue reading 'A Health Report On Disease Prevention'»
We’ve been proving it to people, and helping them prove it to themselves for many decades now. The reason most people don’t take notice in the first place is because they think health is complicated, that it’s difficult to be healthy. That staying well requires a discipline that they do not have. What about you . . . what do you think?
The fact that you are reading this blog is your first step towards improvement. Your next actions will determine how much you decide to be in charge of your life, your health, your wellbeing. We believe that there are two fundamental causes of disease that you can take immediate steps to rectify, (you can have a look at those here: excessive toxicity and nutritional deficiency). Our options for weight management, detoxification and optimal wellness are just as simple. And we are just really reporting the news.
There are many, many people much smarter than us, who have said exactly what we have proposed. For instance, over the last seven or eight decades, two-time Nobel Prize winner, Dr Linus Pauling (the only person in history to be awarded 2 unshared Nobel prizes) has been saying: “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral [a nutrient] deficiency” Pauling originated the concept of molecular disease in 1945. Pauling coned the term ‘orthomolecular’ medicine for the “correcting of imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry” by use of substances natural to the body, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and fatty acids.
This is the view that the Savvy Team hold, and we have seen the benefits or applying the principles Pauling espouses on people’s health for decades. We believe in his research, we’ve seen the proof of it ourselves, especially in relation to orthomolecular medicine.
Continue reading 'Health Is Simple, Says Linus Pauling'»
One of the greatest myths of entrepreneurship is that it’s a one-man show. We like to read about CEOs who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps to become billionaires solely by the power of their personalities and the clarity of their vision. We want to emulate them.
What we rarely hear enough about, are the many influential people behind the scenes whose timely advice and counsel helped shepherd these legendary entrepreneurs in the right direction. Did you know that business experts have rated the average importance level of a mentor as being 73% of one’ssuccess?
“Mentoring is about empowering yourself to unleash your own, and your business’s full potential.” For the mentoring relationship to succeed, you must acknowledge that you cannot possibly know everything there is to know about network marketing. You must also appreciate the huge advantage of using the knowledge of someone with more experience and success than yourself. Continue reading 'The Value of Mentoring'»
Imagine that all the cars in your neighbourhood run poorly because nobody bothers to tune-up their vehicles. I show you all how to tune your car and, lo and behold, 80% of the cars now run great. But 20% of cars still run poorly because their transmissions are bad.
In other words, tuning the engine works when that’s the only problem with the car; if something else is wrong, then you car will not run properly. There are simple regular steps that you an take to look after it and ensure it runs optimally, and some of them you know, some you may not. Just as with your car, so it is with you and your body. Continue reading 'Do You Service Your Body Like You Do Your Car?'»
The complexity of the current business landscape, combined with ever increasing expectations of performance, and the speed at which decisions must be made, are a potential recipe for disaster for today’s executive unless a defined methodology for decisioning is put into place.
The one thing everyone on the planet has in common is the undeniable fact we’ve all made our fair share of regrettable decisions. Show me someone who hasn’t made a bad decision and I’ll show you someone who is either not being honest, or someone who avoids decisioning at all costs.
The best decision makers let the situation guide them. The more experience you have with a particular type of decision, the safer it is to go with your intuition, since your subconscious has a wealth of reliable information from which to draw. A professional decorator would have a good instinctive sense of which colours work best for a room, for instance, but if you’re a novice like me, it’s good to think more analytically.
Anyone who has stood paralyzed in the cereal aisle of the supermarket knows that even if some level of choice is crucial for happiness, too much can feel overwhelming. Continue reading 'Making The Right Decision'»
We are all experiencing a data deluge. With so much data, so much information easily available, knowing which is relevant for a particular project, or for a particular issue is a highly valuable skill. Focus on the wrong data sets and your ‘big data’ experience will be big failure. As one business expert points out: “Data does not provide business insights unless appropriately questioned.” The problem often is how to know what questions to ask.
Likewise, information does not help anyone make changes in their life unless it is easily understood and easy to implement. When people are overwhelmed with information, when they try to understand what they think is a complicated or difficult subject (take their health, for instance), it just becomes too hard and they prefer to turn to ‘the expert’.
There is a well-know axiom; “Simplify for duplication, complicate for profit.” Think about the information your accountant, your doctor, your lawyer provides . . . do they want you to keep coming back, to depend on them for support? Of course they do, that’s how they get paid. Continue reading 'Keeping Life Simple In A Complex World'»