I hope this newsletter finds you well.
As Thomas Edison implied, illness is NOT due to a deficiency in medication. You might find that idea food for thought. Please share it with your friends and family.
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In this Issue:
Quotes for your life:
"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I
have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as
brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
George Bernard Shaw
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have
perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
"Life is too important to be taken seriously."
"Life isn't worth living unless you're willing to take some big
chances and go for broke."
"You have to stop in order to change direction."
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I get letters
My husband and I have been on the candida/hypoglycemia program for 7 days and we are both absolutely amazed at the difference we feel already and in such a short time.
When I wake up in the morning, I am now feeling rested and ready for the day. No longer do we get the “afternoon sleepies” and are sleeping much better at night. Increased energy levels are amazing.
I have not had the body aches and the lethargy/depression seem to have abated. Added benefit is we have both lost around 4 lbs in a week. We have been sticking to the diet pretty rigorously.
We did have one blip, which really brought home how bad refined sugar is. We went to a wedding Sunday and did well with the food, but broke down and had a piece of cake. We both had horrendous headaches the rest of the day into the evening and felt terrible. Lesson learned!
When I started the program, I figured a lot of the claims were hype, but if it worked half as well as claimed, I would be happy. Well, it works absolutely as well as stated on your website Client Letters and we are now true converts.
Deb C, Glendora, California
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Sugar Consumption and Pancreatic Cancer
My mother died of pancreatic cancer 16 years ago in Germany. When you are diagnosed with this type of cancer, it is similar to a death sentence - this type of cancer is considered inoperable - there is really no hope at all.
My mother - being German - loved her sweets, her chocolates, her marzipan, her coffee laced with sugar, her French cognac, her glass of good white wine, her bread, etc. In other words, my mother was eating/drinking sugar containing high carb foods all day long.
The latest research findings from Sweden about sugar and pancreatic cancer are not too surprising, at least not to me. For years I have been advocating a no sugar, low carb diet life style to my local patients and my on-line clients.
Let me share with you the references:
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 84, No. 5, 1171-1176, November 2006
November 8, 2006
The high consumption of sweetened food and drink increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer,
According to a new study from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, the following picture emerges: Most at risk to develop pancreatic cancer were those men and women who consumed high quantities
of added sugar, soft drinks, and sweetened fruit soups or stewed fruit.
The study concluded: High consumption of sugar and high-sugar foods may be associated with a greater risk of pancreatic cancer.
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Dr. Z's Comments
- The above research appears to describe my mother's behavior around food and drink.
- The above research also describes my own behavior around food and drink, but thankfully many years ago.
- The above research also decribes the food and drink behavior of most of my patients, when they first come to my office - typically with a vast number of all kinds of health related symptoms.
- My job as their doctor (doctor means teacher, not healer) is to teach my patients a new type of behavior around food and drink so that they can discover how to make intelligent changes for the rest of their lives.
Cancer is now the number one killer in the United States; it surpassed heart disease last year. Could that be related to the other societal health disasters that we find ourselves in?
- Two thirds of Americans are overweight
- Over 70 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes
High insulin levels are usually present and may be major contributing factors in both health problems.
What is Insulin?
The prevailing societal addiction to high carbohydrate foods has created a new and modern plague. Here is why:
- After a meal high in carbohydrates - within in minutes your blood sugar/glucose rises.
- In response, your pancreas releases insulin -- produced by beta cells.
Insulin removes sugar/glucose from the blood into the cells so the cells can make energy. Excess glucose not needed for cell energy is stored as glycogen and fat.
Continuous high carb consumption leads to chronically elevated insulin responses with the following devastating consequences:
- Periods of hypoglycemia/low blood sugar which in turn leads to renewed sugar/carbohydrate cravings and depressed cell function. This is most devastating for our brain and nervous system which affects ALL aspects of our human expression.
- Increased storage of excess carbohydrates as fat and the ever increasing level of obesity in our society.
- Chronic overstimulation and ultimate failure of the pancreas which results in diabetes and its absolutely devastating effects.
- Continous pancreatic stress may contribute to or actually induce pancreatic cancer.
The consumption of too many carbs too often leads to many other chronic health problems: hypertension, high levels of cholesterol and other lipids, heart disease, kidney disease, female infertility and degenerative changes in brain and nervous system.
- Avoid all sugars, and preferably all grains for the rest of your days.
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How to Begin
Always start with your SELF
- Your lack of health is NOT due to medication deficiency
- Always start with the basics
- What do you eat and drink and snack?
- How is your digestion?
- What is your history with antibiotics?
- Best still... Complete Dr. Z's Self Evaluation
- The Solution: Change what you eat/drink
- The solution: how you digest what you eat/drink
- The solution: your insight and intelligence
- The solution: your compassion with your self
- The solution: your willingness to make changes
The solution: you take full responsibility
Your First Step towards a Healthier Life
Nothing can replace a face to face evaluation.
- If you happen to live relatively close to our office, I strongly suggest that you call call 530-265-0224 and make an appointment with my lovely wife Victoria.
- We are located in Nevada City, California. This is approximately 1.5 hours by car from Sacramento, California towards Reno/Lake Tahoe in the beautiful foothillls of the Sierra Nevada.
If you cannot come personally - - - -
Our on-line Self Evaluation is geared towards giving you a basic starting point in order to make some intelligent changes in diet and improve some basic human functions such as digestion, blood sugar control.
If you have ever taken antibiotics, yesterday or 30 years ago - the chances are high that you may suffer the consequences of bowel flora imbalance and candida overgrowth.
- It is my clinical experience that this approach is always useful.
- This does not mean that it will or can solve all your problems.
However, the majority of my local and on-line clients experience dramatic improvements in their health, when they address
DDHC - Diet, Digestion, Hypoglycemia/Blood Sugar, Candida
Dr. Z's Self Evaluation
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Dr. Z's Clinical Pearls
1. Neuropathy Relief Support
Peripheral/Diabetic Neuropathy occurs most frequently in people over age 40 who smoke and/or who have diabetes. Both smoking and chronic high blood sugar/diabetes interfere with normal circulation and consequently with supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.... Read more
2. Brain Function Support
Memory and mental clarity should be cherished and deserve to be protected. As we age our brain function tends to decline. This decline is accelerated by...Read more
3. Vision Support
The power of sight: a most remarkable sense!
Given the immense complexity of the eye and its many structures, this is one area of the body that requires the utmost in attentive healthcare. Maintaining overall optimal health can go a long way to prolong our visual abilities and decrease the effects of aging on our vision....Read more
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