News from Optimum Choices, LLC
Welcome to the December 2007 edition of Optimum Connections, the monthly e-newsletter from Russell Louie and Margaret Auld-Louie at Optimum Choices, LLC. This newsletter is sent to the friends and customers of Russell & Margaret as well as people who signed up for a drawing at our booth at a fair or event. If you wish to unsubscribe, see the bottom of this e-mail for instructions. To receive this newsletter in your e-mail, click here.
December Sale — Pets Deserve Presents Too!
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Eid ul-Fitr or the Winter Solstice don't forget your pet. To celebrate the season of giving, Optimum Choices will give your pet a FREE gift with every order of BioPreparation (BioSuperfood for animals) through December 31, 2007. If you have a dog, we'll send you a sample bag of Active Care's Healthy Joint Chews. If you have a cat we'll send you one of three cat toys. Please specify which species (or both) in the Pet/People Info box of our Shopping Cart.
Care Healthy Joint Chews for Dogs
1. In the new capsule format of 180-capsule bottles (after
the former 250-capsule bottles run out), there will be 4700 mg more algae
powder per bottle. That's 25 additional capsules based on the
250-capsule bottle. So, with more capsules per bottle the price needs
to increase. Each 180-capsule bottle (actually comes in a larger
bottle) will last longer, assuming you keep the same algae powder (not
Very appropriate for Christmas time, this oil was distilled from the fir trees on a pristine Idaho Christmas tree farm. In addition to permeating the room with a very calming fir/pine scent, it is a welcome discovery for those who suffer from sore muscles and body aches due to exercise.* Idaho Balsam Fir is a therapeutic-grade conifer oil distilled from northern Idaho. This is one of the five oils reported in the Bible to have been used by Jesus. Possible benefits include:
Idaho Balsam Fir is used for more than just sore muscles. I have found it uplifts my spirits and calms my nerves. A feeling of contentment is produced.
I have used the Gratitude blend along with Idaho Balsam Fir and the Believe blend since they were released last June. I was suffering from depression over my mother’s death, getting laid off three times in less than one year and the loss of my career. I found that using these three oils before any of the other emotional oils (e.g., Inspiration, Magnify Your Purpose, Abundance) for depression was the key for me.
©2005 Essential Science Publishing. The information in this article is
from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, which can be ordered here:
Click here to order on our Young Living World Essential Oils website. Click on Product Catalog, then pull down the menus Essential Oils/Singles A-M and Balsam Fir, Idaho should be right at the top of the list or call us at (303) 271-1649 or (866) 305-2306 (toll-free).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
If you answered 'YES', to any of the above questions you may be just supplementing the symptoms. The next paradigm in holistic healthcare will utilize less isolated supplements and more whole foods or whole food products to maintain wellness. Taking some supplements is analogous to the little Dutch boy who put his finger in the dike to stop the water leak and save the town from flooding. Sure, he is a hero but the problem is he has to keep his finger in the dike forever or until a more permanent solution is found. Most supplements just satisfy a nutritional deficiency and do nothing to correct the original imbalance or holistically boost up the body from within. The body becomes dependent on the supplements for balance and true holistic health is never achieved. So, taking some supplements is simply using a natural product in an allopathic way. Here is an example.
Back in the 18th century, European travelers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. They discovered if they drank fresh lime juice they did not get scurvy (a vitamin C deficiency resulting in weakness and joint pain, internal hemorrhages causing black-and-blue marks to appear on the skin, gums hemorrhaging and becoming weak and spongy, teeth root break down where teeth loosen and eating becomes difficult and painful). That's why British sailors were called limeys. It wasn’t until the 20th century, that scientists finally isolated the beneficial nutrient in citrus fruits as Vitamin C. What is not commonly known is by taking isolated Vitamin C in the form of an ascorbic acid supplement one only gets rid of the symptoms of scurvy. When the ascorbic acid supplement is discontinued the symptoms and disease returns. However, if one gets Vitamin C made from an extract of whole green peppers not only do the symptoms disappear but the scurvy is gone when discontinued. Vitamin C in the form of a whole food product contains rutin, bioflavonoids, Vitamin E, selenium and zinc that Nature dictated is needed for Vitamin C to work optimally in our body. All these complementary compounds are present in whole food sources of Vitamin C (e.g., green peppers, oranges, rose hips, acerola cherries, algae). By taking only an isolated supplement with just ascorbic acid or by juicing an orange and throwing away the pulp and peel, one is missing all the above necessary compounds. Another problem with supplements is that they have hidden side effects.
Did you know?
Glucosamine supplements will not cause blood sugar disorders (diabetes) or Candida (yeast overgrowth) but if one is already predisposed to those conditions, high therapeutic doses of glucosamine might be enough to trigger symptoms of those diseases.
To find out why taking digestive enzymes is not entirely holistic, click here.
For more details and to find out why Optimum
Choices does not sell isolated supplements, vitamins, herbs or extracts, go to
our Whole Food Nutrition
page. Optimum Choices only offers world-class whole food products that work
truly holistically (not just getting rid of symptoms temporarily), have been
time tested in the field by us and backed by reliable manufacturers with
proven track records for quality control. Yes, these
high quality do come with a price but we feel it is far cheaper than
chemotherapy, joint replacement surgery or diabetes treatment. It's your choice.
Pay now or pay later.
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