Neuroscientist Speaks Out: Cholesterol and Fat Myths & Misinformation

By , July 29, 2014

 

“The overall theme of what I’m going to talk about is that we’ve been misled. We have been given mis-information from food and drug company supported research. We’ve also been misled by government-sponsored advice about the foods that we should eat and the drugs that we should take.”

In the video above, neuroscientist David Diamond, PhD explains how he had personally started to suffer from the effects of eating the standard western diet.

The “Heart-Healthy” Low-Fat Advice Was Killing Him

After being diagnosed as being overweight with high cholesterol, high triglycerides and being labeled as a ‘high risk’ for heart disease, David Diamond PhD, decided to follow the standard diet advice that gets the ‘tick of approval’ and was recommended by his doctor. Namely – the ‘Heart Healthy’ Low Fat, low animal product approach – he cut the fat and started exercising.

And that’s when things got even worse . . .

The mainstream advice given to him by his doctors wasn’t working. If anything, it was killing him.

David’s high cholesterol went higher and his triglycerides skyrocketed. His doctor recommended that he start taking drugs to lower his cholesterol, but David didn’t listen. Rather than head to the pharmacy for drugs to lower cholesterol as suggested by his doctor – he instead headed for the library.

Why? Well as a PhD professor – he wanted to learn all he could about cholesterol, obesity and heart health.

What he found was that the areas of heart disease and nutrition are filled with incompetence and massive conflicts of interest.

David discovered that many of the “truths” that are perpetuated by mainstream media and even health professionals, are often completely false.
Prime examples of that are the associations between saturated fat intake, cholesterol and heart disease.

He also uncovers the history of obesity and how doctors knew that reducing carbs could cure obesity a 150 years ago, but how this knowledge got lost along the way.

Check out the video and discover as Dr Diamond did that the low-fat guidelines promoted by the government are a perfect recipe for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and general poor health.

Dr Diamond’s findings have been the same as ours  . . . and that’s what the ‘Eat Savvy’ Diet is about.

Hormonal Imbalance: What Women Need to Know about HRT, the Pill & Hysterectomy

By , July 28, 2014

“HRT can double the risk of breast cancer”… ran the shock news headlines, following a British study reported in The Lancet.

But this wasn’t news to psychotherapist, writer and ‘hormone whistleblower’ Dr Sherrill Sellman.

[This article was initially published in ICON Magazine]

 

A decade ago, as a personal quest, Dr Sellman uncovered hidden truths about synthetic oestrogen since when she has become an impassioned advocate for womens health.

Her book Hormone Heresy and the popular lectures she’s been giving across America, Australia, England and Ireland explode the 40 year old myth that the Pill and HRT are the golden keys to womens welfare.

Quite the contrary, contends Sherrill: synthetic oestrogen may represent the fatted calf of pharmaceutical industries worldwide, but it has devastated womens energy, libido, equilibrium – and our resistance to assorted cancers.

How come, asks Sherrill, the incidence of breast cancer in America has risen three per cent each year since 1980? How is it that 35,000 women a year now contract endometrial cancer, of which synthetic oestrogen is the only known cause? Why are PMS, infertility and miscarriage on the rise and 40 million women reporting low libido? “Approaching a million American women a year have hysterectomies” says Sherrill, “of which 90-95 per cent are medically nonessential. Three-quarters of all hysterectomies are performed on women under 49 who are then catapulted into surgical menopause. Most are offered HRT to reduce hot flushes, joint pains and depression which could safely be addressed by natural methods.

“Hormones” she adds “are natures finely tuned messengers of lifes processes. They are very powerful and we tamper with them at our peril.” That tampering began when the Pill was first prescribed despite five women having died of strokes and heart attacks during the single years pre-marketing trial.

 

“HRT can double the risk of breast cancer”

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How a Dreamer Changed the World: Steve Jobs Profile

By , July 24, 2014

Can you dream big? Can you think outside the box? Can you withstand the naysayers? Do you have passion and burning desire?

Steve did.

The story of Steve Jobs and his business, marketing and ‘industry-creating’ success along with it’s ups and downs contains lessons for us all . . . what lesson does his story have for you?

Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, the Bloomberg show, “Game Changers”, reveals the many layers of the intensely private Steve Jobs – his style of leadership, management and creative process.

Interviews include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former Apple CEO John Scully, journalist turned Venture Capitalist Michael Moritz, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, former Apple “Mac Evangelist” and Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Guy Kawasaki and Robert X.Cringely, technology journalist and former Apple employee.

 

Why Am I SO Tired All The Time?

By , July 22, 2014

Do you find yourself constantly asking “Why am I so tired all the time?

In addition, you have other distinguishing symptoms: You find it hard to think clearly, and you feel like you spend your days slogging thru a vat of waist-deep oatmeal, it just takes way more effort than it should for you to accomplish anything.

Despite feeling tired, you also feel edgy, and your emotions are fragile. You get jittery, jumpy, short-tempered, and often get accused of over-reacting, or blowing things out of proportion. You are emotionally strung-out and unable to cope with conflict and confrontation. Little things upset you more than they should.

On top of all that you startle easily. Something as simple as the phone ringing sends you shooting out of your chair like the house is on fire, heart pounding wildly, and it takes you several minutes to recover and calm down.
 When confronted with stress of any degree, your heart begins to race, your head begins to swim, and you feel as if you are going to have a panic attack. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground, you are either dead-dog-tired or on “high alert”.

You wonder “Is this is what it feels like to have a nervous breakdown?” After all, your friend with similar symptoms was put on antidepressants . . . PLUS: Continue reading 'Why Am I SO Tired All The Time?'»

Feeding The Hungry Microbiome

By , July 22, 2014

We live in a world of unfolding epidemics; Autism, ADD, asthma, allergies, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, diabetes, coeliac issues … these conditions overlap with each other…and are related by similar underlying causes.” says Dr. Campbell-McBride. In her Cambridge UK clinic she sees hundreds of children labeled with different disease but presenting with similar issues of malnourishment, toxicity and poor digestive health. The health of our digestive system directly impacts our whole body, and that is what this post will show you, so make sure you watch the video below.

Campbell-McBride is not alone in her plea for personal responsibility in the home, and it is exciting to find so many medical specialists reaching out to the public, telling them what the Savvy Team founders have been saying for decades now – “Your health is directly related to a healthy gut, which depends entirely on the foods you eat, the quality and quantity of nutrition you get, on your mental and emotional state and last but not least, on your exposures to toxins -both exogenous and endogenous.” All of these areas impact your micro biome and you.

For more information or a special recorded audio explaining how you and your family are being affected by the care you give this army, contact your Savvy support team person, or info@savvy-team.com. Continue reading 'Feeding The Hungry Microbiome'»

The Silent Health Saboteur

By , July 17, 2014

Surely if there’s an underlying cause of our widespread weariness, we should know about it?

“The reason doctors don’t flag it is because they’re taught in medical school that the adrenal glands are either working perfectly well or not working at all, which is a condition called Addison’s disease,” explains Dr Peter Dobie,  integrative GP and adrenal fatigue specialist. “However, an increasing number of doctors, myself included, believe there’s a grey area or intermediate zone of adrenal function where the adrenals are working, but not as well as they should be.

The adrenal glands produce around 50 different hormones, which influence everything from how we handle stress to our metabolism, inflammatory response, blood glucose levels, blood pressure and our fluid and electrolyte balance.

The adrenal glands have fundamental functions in the body and are primary to our immune system function, our reproductive function and even our neurological system. If they become exhausted, it can initiate a domino effect where many other systems start to go down,” explains Dr Sherrill Sellman.

Dr Sherrill Sellman naturopath and women’s natural health expert, is author of ‘Hormone Heresy: What Women Must Know About Their Hormones’, and ‘What Women MUST Know To Protect Their Daughters From Breast Cancer’. Dr Sellman will be visiting South East Queensland and we are hosting TWO events, one at the end of july and first week in August, so make you get along to hear her talk on all things hormonal, male and female. DOWNLOAD this flyer for more details.

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Challenged By Eczema Or Psoriasis?

By , July 15, 2014

A rash by any other name is still a rash. The terms “eczema” or “dermatitis” are very broad and can mean a whole family of skin conditions, ranging from dandruff, to contact dermatitis to atopic dermatitis. This can lead to many a confused client and skin care professional.

Eczema, along with asthma and allergies, are on the rise; and eczema is much more common today than it was 30 years ago, especially in children. This rapid spike in apparent incidence is cause for concern, and may be due to many factors, such as inadequate diet, pollution and other environmental stressors.

As the 2012 WHO report states, chemicals can enter the bodies of humans via ingestion, inhalation and skin uptake, and children have higher exposure because of their hand-to-mouth activities and the fact that chemical tend to settle onto the floor, as well as their size in relation to toxin exposure. They now admit that the chemicals in many common products used in the home are the most likely cause of a variety of common and chronic health issues, even endocrine disruption.

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Getting Your Hormones On Track

By , July 7, 2014

Do any of these symptoms relate to you?

  • Tired of feeling tired?
  • Do you struggle to get out of bed or wake up feeling unrested?
  • Are you basically running on empty, feeling exhausted from dawn to dusk?
  • Does your body ache and you always feel exhausted?
  • Is your memory deteriorating, your thinking foggy?
  • Feeling twice your age?
  • Do you finish the day with nothing left in your tank?

While few people know about adrenal fatigue, it’s been cited as a silent health epidemic, thought to affect up to 80% of the population at some stage.

Many doctors at the forefront of wellness now believe enjoying all-day energy, a sharper brain, optimal immunity and better health could be as simple as nurturing these two tiny glands. Continue reading 'Getting Your Hormones On Track'»

Overcoming Prostate Cancer Naturally

By , July 2, 2014

Another prostate success story . . . how Ted overcame Prostate Cancer

The reason Ted came across the Savvy Team, was because despite his facing some very serious health challenges, an acquaintance was impressed by his positive attitude. This friend, Alan gave him some information on what might be able to help and Ted  became a member of the Savvy Team in August 2007 to make it easier to access products and training.

The dates are important, because Ted had been diagnosed with prostate cancer 18 months before, with 3 tumours plus a dangerously high PSA level of 28.  A level of more than 4 in the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test warrants further investigation.

Back in 1992, (15 years before) Ted had broken his back resulting in continual pain, which meant he took strong prescription drugs to deal with the pain.  Only a year after using the savvy strategies for wellness, (by the end of 2008), these painkillers were no longer required, no doubt a benefit of his savvier health regime and the other supporting substances Ted learned about through his support team.  Continue reading 'Overcoming Prostate Cancer Naturally'»

Immunity: What’s Your Back-Up Plan?

By , June 22, 2014

Your immune system is a complicated, interesting and amazing system which helps keep you healthy and strong, protecting your body from environmental stressors. The immune system is a network of organs, tissues and cells that helps to defend the body from invading viruses and micro-organisms that may bring on illness.

We make choices every day that effect our immune system and our health — the foods we eat, the exercise we get (or don’t get), the nutritional supplements we take, our unwitting exposure to harmful chemicals, our mental attitude, whether or not we smoke, etc.

Bad choices weaken our bodies and our immune systems while good choices strengthen our bodies and our immune systems. Other factors, such as age and heredity, also play a part but their role is much less important than the part we play in our lifestyle choices. What we eat and drink and how we live are the key factors in keeping our immune system running at optimal capacity.

The Savvy Team have some amazing recommendations that seem to make a huge difference to immunity. Continue reading 'Immunity: What’s Your Back-Up Plan?'»

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