check your cereals for encrichmenst! a beautiful interactive body atlas; The HoneyMoon Effect by Bruce Lipton; upcoming Reflexology and Reiki classes; Glutathione - why and what to put into your shopping buggy

Well, this has been quite a summer! Now that it's about to end, we can be  excited about the approach of the fall season.
Personally, I'll be tweaking my health and stepping up to the plate and learning more about the latest in on-line publishing!

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So, if you've been thinking of giving your health a boost in these next few weeks, great! Then please take a look at the article on glutathione below, for a gentle starter-task, to meet the next season with increased vitality.
Let me know how it goes! And pass on this newsetter if it suits you.

a) take a look up REAL close - a beautiful interactive body atlas

b) upcoming events

c) check your cereals; do this experimant with people who are led astray be advertising - what do your grandchildren eat?

d) celebrating 13 years since I first published Bruce Lipton's great fundamental epigenetics article: Biology of Belief! Now we have The HoneyMoon Effect.

e) take your glutathione from struggling to flying - and energize yourself! Shopping list included.

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a) take a look up REAL close - makes you appreciate the wonder that you are - an interactive body map – beautifully done: http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/
ENJOY!

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b) upcoming Reiki and Reflexology weekend learning events all in Vancouver:
* Reiki Level One Weekend - September 5, 6 - http://www.reflexologyreiki.com/node/126
* Reiki Level Two Weekend - September 12, 13 - http://www.reflexologyreiki.com/node/127
* Reflexology Weekend - September 19, 20 - http://www.reflexologyreiki.com/classes
* Reiki Practitioner Exchange - Sept 13 - 3pm;
* Dowsing - one day class - Sept 27 - http://www.reflexologyreiki.com/classes
Please call me for details or email me at info@reflexologyreiki.com for availability and more details.

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c) check your cereals for the ultimate fraud: enrichment. Do this experiment to make sure that what you are eating is not garbage - only requires a good sized magnet. Pass on to nice people who are led astray be advertising. And what do your grandchildren eat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ahlawrQHeA

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d) celebrating 13 years since I first was allowed to publish Bruce Lipton's great fundamental epigenetics article: the Biology of Belief! Now it's a classic and the basis for the many concepts and true-isms we now take for granted but which were ground-breaking, even only 14 years ago. Just as we now know that unresolved emotions, shocks and conflicts have a DIRECT effect on our body via our psyche, this great work sheds another light on the exact same fact, but from a different and delightfully Bruce-type angle. He has had many deeply profound follow-up works - books and videos and this is one of the later ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ahlawrQHeA - The Honeymoon Effect. Pour yourself a glass of bubbly, put your feet up and ENJOY!

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e) an article on how to easily boost your glutathione from struggling to flying - and energize yourself!

People who wish to detox gently; people who wish to increase their body's healing potential (folks with serious chronic conditions such as Aids/HIV or people with rheumatoid arthritis, for example); people who wish to increase their protein metabolism; and people who wish to create more energy, may want to double check their food choices to generate optimum glutathione - and still enjoy splendidly tasty gourmet meals.

More specifically:
* Glutathione plays a major role in de-activating toxic substances, as your body “handcuffs” toxins to a glutathione “chaperone” to help lead them to the exits — usually via the kidneys and urine and sometimes via the liver and the bowel.
* Glutathione plays a major functional role in rebuilding almost all of our tissues (DNA synthesis and repair; protein, enzyme and prostaglandin synthesis, activation and transport).
* Glutathione is a serious cellular antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds.
* Glutathione supports the important work of other antioxidants such as quality vitamins C and E.
* Glutathione is an essential nutrient for optimal vision.
* Glutathione is a vital co-factor in iron metabolism.

How to create the most from food choices:
Glutathione, a protein, is created from its constituent amino acids: l-cysteine, l-glycine and l-glutamic acid. Glutamic acid and glycine are readily available in most of our diets - we have sufficient. Cysteine is a little harder to include for some folks - the bottle-neck in terms of available building blocks. So the stable version of Cysteine found in our food is often called cystine and has both animal and plant sources:
The animal sources for all three of these amino acids are: meats (such as chicken, turkey, duck), eggs and dairy (only if organic, quality whey protein)
Plant sources are: red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussels sprouts, oats, wheat germ, sprouted lentils.
The garlic and onions are important as they also supply us with that oh so crucial sulphur and that is oh so important as none of these nutrients dance alone - they have many partners - also called co-factors - mainly vitmains, enzymes and minerals. If you have had your tonsils removed then the sulphur contaning foods are even more important to include in the promotion of glutathione as the tonsils are a place to store sulphur and some of us don’t have that storage capacity anymore.

The other co-factor and mineral of prime importance is selenium and that can be abundantly acquired through eating Brazil nuts with gay abandon. These are not for sale at the bulk super-stores but are in all health food stores and yummy! Few people have an allergy to these - I pass them around often.

Some people perfer the supplement route when they are very challenged or deficient and then take the glutathione precursor supplement, N-acetyl-cystine which provides both sulphur and a precursor amino acid to kick-start glutathione production. This precursor is called N-acetylcysteine, NAC for short, and is readily absorbed if it is of a good quality. This has helped AIDS patients boost their glutathione levels. Also, if you need to be in fast forward, if you are fighting for your life, a naturopathic IV infusion of glutathione with vitamin C is useful.

But if you are tweaking naturally then look at these foods and include these:
common types of brassica food sources as they, too, have a synergistic effect: cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts and some types of seeds such as sesame - even when the brassia group of vegetables have been deemed 'pro-inflammatory" from olden days advice...

So here is your glutathione food shopping list:
non-vegetarian: meats (such as chicken, turkey, duck), eggs and dairy (esp whey protein), red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussels sprouts, oats, wheat germ, lentils, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, tahini, cabbages, cauliflower
vegetarian: red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussels sprouts, oats, wheat germ, lentils, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, tahini, cabbages, cauliflower

Alpha lipoic acid, is a wonder supplement for ailing livers; and for other crucial functions; AND helps restore intracellular glutathione production, too. More on ALA at http://pacificholistic.com/ALA (Liver Disease: The Shameful Culmination Of Allopathic Therapy) - a good read even if you have no interest in glutathione...

Bon Appetit - happy eating!
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Merrie Bakker, 604-261-7742, info@reflexologyreiki.com; info@pacificholistic.com; http://www.pacificholistic.com; http://www.reflexologyreiki.com

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