The Way Up Newsletter
She cried and didn't know why Vol. 5
|NAMASTE & WELCOME TO THE WAY UP MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!|
| May you be found to be increasing in health & happiness.
Let's continue where we left off last month by discussing more
information emphasized at the recent Sixth International Congress
on Anti-Aging & Bio-Medical Technologies.
There were several presentations on the importance of anti-oxidants(also
known as free radical quenchers).Free radicals are not liberated
or unjailed militants although they might be considered a form
of cellular terrorist. They participate in & contribute to virtually
all of the ravaging processes & diseases of aging. Therefore one
way to prevent illness & to slow the aging process is to use agents
which decrease the production of or tie up & remove free radicals.
Free radicals are produced by the very act of breathing. Excessive
production is stimulated by tobacco, alcohol, food, water, drug
& air chemicals, stress, radiation, high intake of saturated or
fried fats, intense exercise, disease processes, & other conditions
There were several presentations on reduced glutathione at the
meeting. It is a critical antioxidant required for a large number
of bodily functions. Depletion of glutathione is associated with
many disease processes including cancer, AIDS, chronic lung, kidney,
liver & neurologic disorders, coronary heart disease and stroke,
diabetes, macular degeneration, cataracts, Alzheimers, & increased
aging. Centennarians have high glutathione & vitamin C levels.
Glutathione is the only antioxidant found within the mitochondria,
which are the energy powerhouses of the cells. There is sufficient
evidence from human & animal studies to show a glutathione deficiency
shortens the life span & that glutathione repletion increases the
It was previously believed glutathione could not be absorbed in
the GI tract. New research shows it is well absorbed orally.
Glutathione can be made in your body from the combination of the
amino acids, cysteine, glycine, & glutamic acid & is therefore
nutritionally connected. The amino acid, N-Acetlycysteine can convert
to glutathione in your body, but maybe not in the mitochondria.
Glutathione deficiency may be caused by an insufficient dietary
intake of precursors, impaired synthesis pathways, & excessive
tissue utilization secondary to increased free radical production
from the situations mentioned above.
WHAT OTHER ANTIOXIDANT
DID THEY DISCUSS?
Co-enzyme Q10 is another critical antioxidant especially acclaimed
for its ability to help a wide variety of cardiovascular problems,
notably congestive heart failure. It is also useful with cancer,
diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, male infertility,
& degenerative neurological disorders. More details are on web
A number of natural items have powerful antioxidant benefits, such
as green tea, pycnagenol, melatonin, alpha lipoic acid,
etc. I invite you to do
a search on our site http://www.thewayup.com to find more specific
details on these & others. Just click on the search bar & 1st search
under "antioxidants", then try "free radical quenchers".
HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF YOU
HAVE TOO MANY FREE RADICALS/TOO FEW ANTIOXIDANTS?
Here is where the practical part comes in, & I always like practical.
They presented at the conference a new do-it-yourself kit for measuring
your anti- oxidant function at home. There are some more expensive
blood tests available, but this is urine, is simple, & costs less
which is nice when you need to do serial determinations to monitor
This FREE RADICAL TEST KIT has only been available to the market
place within the past month. Each kit contains 4 tests so you can
see your baseline then take steps to correct & monitor your progress,
or share with family members & friends. THE WAY UP has obtained
these tests to make available to you. The price is $45 per kit
of 4 tests, with no other charge involved.
As with all our new items not yet incorporated in to the web site,
you will need to order by phone, 800-289-8487 or by fax, 760-3227608.
We do have many new products not yet on the web site. Let me know
if you would like an interim news- letter listing those products.
WHAT ELSE WAS FEATURED
AT THE CONFERENCE?
MSM was presented as a treatment for a number of diseases of aging.
MSM was discovered in 1963 by Stanley Jacobs M.D.(professor of
Surgery Oregon Health Sciences Medical School). It is a breakdown
product of DMSO.
One third of the MSM, by weight, is sulfur. Sulfur is the 8th most
common substance in our bodies. MSM is a biologically active form
of sulfur. It is free from toxic effects. No toxicity was found
in animals given 8000mg per pound of body weight which would be
equivalent to an average adult human taking 400,000 mg. It is not
the same as sulfa, an antibiotic which has allergenic properties.
MSM has been shown to inhibit pain impulses along nerve fibers,
decrease inflammation, dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow,
soften scar tissue, aid hair, skin, & nail growth, produce an immune
normalizing effect as in auto- immune disorders. It reduces muscle
spasm. Athletes at the US Olympic Camp are using 8,000-10,000 mg
daily to avoid muscle soreness, & for muscle strains, tendinitis,
& athletic injuries.
MSM alters the cross linking process in collagen. Cross linking
(a free radical activity) produces aging of the skin & tissues
& hardening of the arteries. MSM softens scar & hardened tissues
making cell membranes more permeable, as they should be.
MSM has also been found to help with rheumatoid & osteoarthritis,
allergies, chronic back pain, muscle pain & headaches, heartburn,
inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis, scleroderma,
cold sores, shingles, Bell's Palsy, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome,
& posttraumatic pain & inflammation.
MSM is one of my favorite remedies. In my practice I am particularly
using it for allergies, headaches, gastrointestinal & skin problems.
Just do a search.
WHAT ABOUT PSCHOLOGICAL/SPIRITUAL
In writing about the biochemical, this in no way ignores the importance
of using all approaches for healing, preferably simultaneously.
However, I do feel when you are in better biochemical balance it
is easier to be spiritual & to deal with your psychology. That
is why I first emphasize chemistry & proper cellular functioning.
Please feel free to pass this newsletter on to others. Also let
me know what you want to hear about.
Goodbye for now and Peace to you.
Priscilla Slagle M.D.
"Remember this: Every decision you make
stems from what you think you are,
and represents the value that
you put upon yourself."
Course in Miracles
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