Betaine HCI

This test is useful for assessing the integrity of the stomach lining and the amount of Hydrochloric Acid (HCI) produced by the stomach. Betaine HCI is a stomach acid supplement. The body responds to acid supplementation by producing more acid of its own. Following the full program will help teach your body how to produce its own acid.

Each person will have a specific initial supplementary HCI dosage, use the below method to discover yours:

1. Eat a complete meal containing at least 15-20 grams of protein. (e.g. 4-6 ounces of meat or other protein). Start by taking 1 capsule (500mg) of Betaine HCI during the beginning of that meal.

2. Observe your body for the next 15 minutes or until the meal is finished. Look for a gentle burning (heat) in the throat/chest, or a slight pain or heaviness in the upper stomach region, below the diaphragm.

3. Increase the number of caps at the protein meal by 2 per day, until you reach the first sign of stomach discomfort as described in step #2.

4. When this happens, the ideal Betaine HCI dosage is 1 capsule less. For example, if you felt the discomfort going from 4 caps to 5 caps, then 4 caps is the proper dosage for a normal meal.

5. Do not exceed 5 capsules per meal, even if you are not experiencing burning.

6. Continue with this dose until it too begins to cause burning. Once this dose causes burning, reduce the dose by 1 capsule and continue with the therapy.

7. Reduce the dose by 1 capsule every time burning occurs until you no longer require the Betaine HCI.

8. Small meals or snacks do not require as many Betaine HCI capsules as large meals. (for a small snack, such as a piece of fruit, you won’t need any at all)

9. If you forget to take your Betaine HCI capsules, they will still be effective if taken 2 hours or more after eating.

10. As digestion improves, the amount of HCI supplements will be lowered until finally a person wouldn’t require them any longer unless under extreme stress or in times of over-eating.

CAUTION: Do not use Betaine HCI if you have difficulty swallowing, gastric ulcers, esophageal damage, or a nervous system condition that may prevent you from feeling burning sensation. People that are “high risk”, shouldn’t take Betaine HCI without supervision pr of consuming any anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. corticosteroids, aspirin, indocid, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other NSAIDs). These drugs can damage the Gi lining and supplementing with HCI could aggravate it, increasing risk of bleeding or ulcer.

RoseMarie Pierce, B.Sc.Pharm, earned her degree in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University in 1972. After extensive studies in herbal and nutritional medicine, RoseMarie integrated these disciplinary practices with her pharmacy education to become Canada’s first Holistic Pharmacist.

GARDEN of LIFE ‘mykind Organics’, an entirely new, full array of personalized whole food, Certified USDA Organic

Garden of Life’s mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health® starts with the commitment in providing clean, whole foodbased products which are free of any synthetic ingredients, artificial flavors or sweeteners and chemical preservatives. It also includes a focus on environmental sustainability, eco-friendly initiatives and philanthropy highlighted by the company’s B Corp status. Garden of Life’s dedication to guarantee truly clean products is guided by three main principles – whole food, USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Third party independent verification is the only way to ensure a product is truly organic and non-GMO, guaranteeing limited exposure to chemicals and contaminants.

After many years of research and dedication, Garden of Life is pleased to introduce mykind Organics – an entirely new, full array of personalized, whole food, Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified multivitamin formulas. In addition, the mykind Organics line of supplements is free of any synthetic isolates, binders, fillers or other chemicals and is Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free. The traceability of each ingredient and product in the mykind Organics line is one of its distinctive features. Each formula starts with organic, non-GMO seeds, grown on Certified Organic farms using biodynamic practices. Long standing relationships with organic farms and farmers allow for the traceability of each ingredient – where the seed originates, how it is grown and where it is grown.

The Patented Fresh Extraction Process, which is protected by four international patents, involves fresh, organic produce added to clean, filtered water and lots of time that allows for the extraction of vitamins. The extraction of the nutrients takes place in a Certified Organic facility and 100% organic food powder is created through this process, where 10,000 liters of liquid is reduced to 100-200 liters of concentrated organic plant extract which is spray-dried. The process does not involve fermentation or any added ingredients such as USP isolated vitamins. Every batch and formula is validated to be Certified USDA Organic and non-GMO Project Verified and the potency of each ingredient is tested and guaranteed to meet label claims. Moreover, mykind Organics is the first ever 100% organic food tablet. The line of multivitamins uses Garden of Life’s patentpending Clean Tablet TechnologyTM which does not contain any synthetic binders, fillers or flow agents such as magnesium stearate.

Mykind Organics has truly revolutionized the multivitamin category by providing whole food, Certified Vegan, Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified supplements, free of any synthetic ingredients. It features multivitamins specifically formulated for different life stages, lifestyles and ages and it also offers vegan vitamin B12, vitamin C and vitamin D3 individual sprays in delicious organic flavours with no added sugar.

How to Eat Healthy When You’re On the Go

In today’s fast-paced world, even with the best intentions, there are times when having a nutritious meal is simply impossible. Instead of settling for a quick fix such as fast food, the next time you don’t have time to sit down for a well-balanced meal, consider a whole-food nutritional shake. With an ever-growing demand for plant-based and plant-rich diets, all-in-one nutritional shakes have grown in popularity as a means to providing a convenient, portable way to attain healthy, nutrition on-the-go. However, there is a vast difference in the quality of nutritional shakes, with many products containing artificial, synthetic and GMO ingredients in their formulations.

When it comes to whole-food nutritional shakes, USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified sources are of upmost importance to limit unnecessary exposure to toxic chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides and GMO products. Garden of Life’s RAW All-In-One Nutritional Shake is currently the only plant-based nutritional shake in Canada to have the dual certification. This delicious organic meal-on-the-go is also Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, Informed-Choice Clean for Sport Certified and Kosher. Those individuals with food allergies and sensitivities need not worry as the shake is gluten-free, dairyfree and soy-free.

If you have a busy, on-the-go lifestyle yet wish to eat healthy, RAW All-In-One Nutritional Shake provides a convenient way to achieve optimal nutrition. This delicious shake comes packed with 44 superfoods, 20 grams of plant-based, Certified USDA Organic and non-GMO Project Verified protein, 21 whole-food vitamins and minerals and less than 1 gram of sugar.

Is Candida affecting your health?

Most women know the uncomfortable symptoms related to the common yeast infection. However there are many types of yeast which affect different parts of the body in women as well as men. Candida is a condition where Candida Albicans, a common digestive yeast, overgrows to the point that it becomes a medical problem. Some symptoms of Candida are brain fog, sugar cravings, persistent gas and bloating, jock itch, vaginal yeast infection, fatigue and difficulty losing weight.

Most holistic experts agree that the alarming number of Canadians with Candida is due to the over-use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Antibiotics kill not only the bacteria we want to get rid of, but also the good bacteria in the digestive tract. Other drugs which can affect the balance include; anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone, and birth control pills. Poor diet (too many refined carbohydrates), stress and nutrient deficiencies can also lead to an imbalance.

Renew Life’s Candida solution:

  • CandiGONE is a powerful cleansing product designed to help destroy and remove Candida and yeast from the body.
  • CandiZYME is a unique enzyme product, specifically formulated to weaken Candida and yeast by breaking down its protective cell wall, making them easier to destroy.
  • FibreSMART works to absorb dead Candida and toxins and bring them to the colon for elimination.
  • FloraSMART Extra Strength is a therapeutic strength probiotic for those with chronic intestinal complaints such as candida and yeast overgrowth.
  • Ultimate Flora Vaginal Support is the probiotic to take if you suffer from chronic yeast infections.

By following the Renew Life Candida protocol, you can regain control over your health, have more energy, and feel great. It just might be the best thing you have ever done for yourself!

Caroline Farquhar is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the National Sales Trainer for Renew Life. She believes that knowledge is the key to better health. For years Caroline suffered from numerous health issues, had chronic digestive problems and was always tired with low energy. Conventional medicine was not helping, and that was when Caroline took matters into her own hands. Returning to school, she learned as much as she could about how to heal the body naturally and learned that the “best defense is a good offense.” Specializing in digestive care and cleansing, Caroline has been educating audiences through seminars, TV and radio appearances across the country for over a decade.

Garcinia Cambogia

In North America, roughly two out of every three adults is either overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk of a range of serious health conditions. Successful weight management is an important longterm health goal, but if you’re finding it hard to achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss, it could be time to turn to natural products for a little extra help.

Natural Factors Garcinia cambogia is a non-GMO formula containing 750 mg of superior quality Garcinia cambogia per tablet. Garcinia cambogia is a fruit of the tamarind family and has been shown to combat food cravings and help burn off stubborn fat. It promotes a feeling of fullness, helping you to decrease your intake of calories, and increases fat metabolism, helping you to achieve your target weight more easily.

How does Garcinia cambogia support healthy weight loss?

Garcinia cambogia fruit rind extract contains a rich natural source of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a compound that inhibits the activity of an enzyme that converts dietary carbohydrates into fat and sugars.

A 60% HCA concentration has been seen in clinical studies to restrict the conversion of carbohydrates into fat thereby encouraging the body to burn existing fat stores. In an eight-week study, people who took 2800 mg of HCA per day 30–60 minutes before meals, while eating 2000 kcal/day and walking 30 minutes five days a week, had an average 5.4% reduction in body weight and a 5.2% reduction in body mass index (BMI).*

The same study also found that those taking the Garcinia cambogia extract had significant decreases in:

  • Overall food intake
  • Total cholesterol
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol)
  • Triglycerides
  • Serum leptin levels

And a significant increase in:

  • Beneficial HDL cholesterol
  • Fat-burning
  • Serotonin release in brain tissue

In addition to supporting fat me- tabolism, blood sugar regulation and cholesterol levels, Garcinia cambogia is known to promote a feeling of fullness, which can help reduce appetite and control cravings.

Healthy appetite control

The underlying mechanism for Garcinia cambogia’s appetite-suppressing effect appears to be the ability of HCA to increase levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain in a dose-dependent manner.*

Serotonin is associated with increased feelings of satisfaction and an improved ability to curb cravings and control appetite. As such, Garcinia cambogia acts as a natural, stimulant-free appetite suppres- sant to help you stick to a reduced calorie diet and achieve your weight loss goals.

Garcinia cambogia is a high-quality, clinically studied herb that makes it easier to curb cravings, burn off stubborn fat and to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight while following a weight loss program that includes a reduced calorie diet and regular exercise.This is your blog post. Blogs are a great way to connect with your audience and keep them coming back. They can also be a great way to position yourself as an authority in your field. To edit your content, simply click here to open the Blog Manager. From the Blog Manager you can edit posts and also add a brand new post in a breeze.