Healthy Fats and Your Health

Just Like Low Blood Sugar, Low Healthy Fat Levels Do Harm

Avocado Oil, along with Coconut oil are examples of naturally healthy, nutritious fat choices for an improved diet

Avocado Oil properly prepared is one vibrant source of Healthy Fat based nutrition

We may worry about getting fat, but what if the bigger problem is actually a deficiency in dietary intake of healthy fat? Cutting down on fat from our diet may be a knee-jerk response to weight gain, yet, what if we are actually starving ourselves through a lack of proper fat intake while making ourselves sick with a diet full of trans-fats and other unnatural forms of fat? Bad fats include such surprising sources as starchy carbs. Every time you eat a meal devoid of healthy fat, you are getting full, but not getting the nourishment you need to survive and thrive! And healthy fat deficiencies can make you feel sick and irritable just like low blood sugar.

In her more than 30 years of practice and research, Yvonne Dollard Perc of Island Healthworks has seen firsthand the effects of improper fat intake and researched the subject in great depth. Yvonne stresses that fats come in two forms, healthy, non-adulterated fat, and harmful forms of fat, including the starchy carbs and infamous trans-fatty acids, alien to the human body and capable of causing biochemical disruption. If we take in the wrong forms of fat, the physical structures of our body may be malnourished, while toxic effects from the wrong fats can weaken our tissues and cells. Starchy carbs turn to a sticky fat which clogs the arteries, setting the stage for trans-fats to stick and bind to the walls of these blood vessels. Healthy eating is thus never as simple as saying “cut out too much fat” it is about finding the right fats and actively including them in our diet. The wrong fats can be overly acid; the right fats build our health by supporting a proper PH balance.

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Secrets of Biological Beauty Building

Unexpected Nutrition Tips for Naturally Superior Beauty

The skin is our largest organ, known as the integumentary system. Here described by Island Healthworks, Yvonne Dollard Perc

The Complex Layers of the Human Skin – Our Integumentary System.

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Beauty is both a hot topic in the modern world and a concern of human beings since ancient times. However, beauty is not only an aesthetic concern; it is important to our self image and also, a strong indicator of our physical health, mental well being and biochemical condition. Beauty is not superficial, and neither should our approach to beauty be anything less than serious and biologically correct.

It is no surprise that truly natural approaches to beauty which nutrify the body are revolutionary. With respect to skin health, nourishing the body from within with natural chemical compounds arising from nutritional extracts and precise dietary components, rather than slathering artificial compounds on our skin are key. And this approach is not biologically correct. The saying “Beauty is only skin deep” is a grand lie, biologically speaking, but we act like it is true when it comes to cosmetic focused health care.

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Fat, Your Diet & Your Health Explained!

Healthy Fats Affect Weight, Cardiovascular, Skin & Brain Health

 

Olive Oil - a Healthy Fat source

Olive Oil is a Source of Healthy Fats & Nutrients. Public Use file – Creative Commons Licence

 

 

We may try to generally limit fats as a threat to our beltlines. However, a selective approach must be taken to optimize health. Some fatty compounds must be welcomed, as they are required in abundance for strong tissues, healthy skin and sound brain function.  These fats are key to healthy metabolism, heart health and vibrancy. The wrong fat types can pose noteworthy threats to our health.

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Brain Function & Nutrition Explained with Island Healthworks!

Island Healthworks Looks at Connections Between Brain Function & Nutrition

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Brain Health Requires Proper Nutritional Support

The brain is just an organ, but it is a complex system. Brain function is tied to the rest of the nervous system and the endocrine system, bringing a requirement for lifestyle management and nutritional support.

Proper brain function is related to proper nutrition and nutrient assimilation by the body.  Different food groups are associated with different organic and inorganic nutrient types, enzymes and cofactors. The right biochemical fuel runs the brain and influences physiology and psychology!

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Weight Loss Explained: Essential Health Facts

Weight Loss is Important, But the Root Causes of Obesity Must be Addressed in the Right Manner

 

Island Healthworks discusses the true facts about weight loss.

Healthy weight management balances muscle, bone and fat in the body.

Humans are natural y suited to carrying an optimized balance of that bone and muscle that contributes to strength, endurance, good health and safety.

Excessive weight, caused by inactivity, poor diet or metabolic factors or other health related challenges are threats not only to looks, heart health or energy but may lie behind a wide range of other health conditions including circulation or muscle strength complaints. At the same time, the way we approach weight loss warrants a closer look as we bring some lesser known facts to the table. Weight loss is a billion dollar industry comparable to a yoyo with rapid, counterproductive fluctuations in diet that interfere with healthy metabolism.High levels of stress also trigger cortisol production, which contributes to weight gain.

Yo-yo dieting causes your body to go into starvation mode and allows the body systems to begin storing fat for energy conservation purposes. The main cause for the epidemic of obesity in America, is not because people are being indulgent but because they are being fooled.

The best thing people can do is get their digestive system functioning properly ensure that absorption in the small intestine is functioning properly, large intestine and elimination properly. Knowing what to eat, in the form of a lower refined sugar diet and how much to eat is important a false sense of fullness due to the adulterated content of many processed foods may be responsible for overeating in a number of cases.

After the 1973 passing of a new farm bill subsidy by the U.S. Congress, specifically planned corn subsidies led to increased production of high fructose corn syrup nationwide. As a result, the product is used in a variety of widely available foods to enhance the flavor.

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Brain Function, Nutrition & Your Diet – Must Know Tips from Island Healthworks!

Island Healthworks Looks at Connections Between Brain Function & Nutrition

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Brain Health Requires Proper Nutritional Support

The Brain is an organ like many other body components. The complexity of this organ and the interconnection of the brain with other elements of the nervous system and the endocrine system requires extensive nutritional support to maintain proper brain function.warming and cooling neutransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine are synthesized in the body from amino acid based proteins.

The structure of the brain includes intricately connected sets of electrical circuits, neurotransmitters, chemical pathways and insulating fatty compounds. Different parts of the brain control distinct but interconnected body functions at conscious and unconscious levels.

In turn, proper brain function is related to a proper combination of organic and inorganic nutrients. Different food groups are associated with different nutrient types. Electrical current transmission and information distribution in the brain and neurotransmitter responses depends on proper amino acid levels and mineral cofactors.

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Plankton Matters: The Unique Potential of Alpha CMP3 Marine Phytoplankton!

Are all Plankton Supplements the Same? Learn About Alpha CMP3 Marine Phytoplankton

Island Healthworks discusses Marine phytoplankton and potential benefits

Supporting Oceanic Biodiversity & Human Nutritional Gains Alike, Marine Phytoplankton offers an Incredible Wealth of Nutrients in a Safe, Bioavailable Manner.

 

An exciting new development in natural health care is drawing increased attention. Well suited to addressing the modern challenges of increased environmental toxicity and nutrient depletion with potential relevance to increased chronic health complaints, Alpha CMP3 Marine Phytoplankton offers a wide range of potential values for human health. Filled with a vast range of nutrients, Marine Phytoplankton is the source of primary productivity for the Earth’s oceans and the underlying food source for fish, invertebrates and even Blue Whales, Earth’s largest animal. Phytoplankton contains a vast range of proteins, minerals, fatty compounds and chlorophyll , among other compounds that teem with nutrients. Being low on the food chain, Marine Phytoplankton is also free of the toxicity that accompanies larger life forms and nutrient sources such as fish or even meat based dietary components.

Not just any marine phytoplankton is recommended by Island Healthworks, however. Humans need the nutrients in marine phytoplankton, an optimal potential food source, but we are not adapted to extract the nutrients form the hard cell walls in each phytoplankton organism. The hard silica coating cannot be digested by a species lacking the enzyme silicase.  Vancouver Island based Marine Engineer Tom Harper has developed a patent pending process that actually breaks the silica shell and makes the nutrients biologically available to humans (not all products that claim to contain marine phytoplankton actually have it). People may confuse regular algae with the true microscopic super food, Marine Phytoplankton. There are also some products with Marine Phytoplankton that still contain the protective silica wrap found in these microorganisms, and are not effectively assimilated by the human body.  Island Healthworks offers SolarStrips™ with Alpha CMP3 Marine Phytoplankton. Contact us for further information.

This article is intended for educational purposes and the information contained within is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health problem. Please seek appropriate medical attention for any health complaints. We cannot take responsibility for your health care decisions. Our intent is only to offer health information to help you with your search for better health. 

Article Prepared by Christopher M. Stephens, Content Writer & Communications Manager for Island Healthworks

With Yvonne Dollard Perc, MH, ID, SC, KN, NC, AC of Island Healthworks

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Marine Phytoplankton offers an Incredible Wealth of Nutrients in a Safe, Bioavailable Manner.

Two growing problems are facing our food supply and the environment we live in. Decreasing nutrient levels in our foods combine with increased levels of toxins in our world. The question of how to increase nutrient levels in our diets while reducing exposure to toxins is a high priority in modern society.

Worldwide depletion of nutrients in soils reduces the availability of many essential nutrients, trace elements and organic compounds essential for human health. Fertilizer and pesticide use has come under increasing scrutiny by environmental scientists due to concerns over food toxicity and increased growth rates at the expense of nutrient content.

Marine Phytoplankton contains a unique combination of plant based minerals, cellular fibers, essential fatty acids, trace elements, proteins and amino acids. Marine phytoplankton is unique because it is a complete food that offers an incredible range of complete nutrients as the baseline item in the marine food chain. By exploiting nutrients sourced directly from the ocean through phytoplankton use, soil content depletion can be bypassed!

There is an additional factor that puts marine phytoplankton in the elite tier of safety as well as nutrient value. Being so low on the food chain prevents bioaccumulation and biomagnification. Ecologists have long warned about the human health benefits of eating lower on the food chain due to rising levels of pollution. As organisms feed on other organisms, toxins accumulate in their bodies.
As one progresses to higher ranking species in a food web, increasing levels of toxins are found due to higher exposure levels. Marine Phytoplankton is the most basic form of life one can find. With such a low rank, the plankton has extremely limited levels of toxin accumulation while magnification through the food web is next to zero.

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Health Nuggets: The Right Fats

Healthy Fat Intake Balances Omega 3 & Omega 6

Traditional diets rich in fish help maintain Omega 3 & 6 levels.

Traditional Diets that Include Fish Help Ensure Sufficient Omega 3 Intake

Dietary fat is a hot topic in natural health care and lifestyle improvement. Weight loss concerns point to fat intake as an inherent evil, while the dietary presence of fats believed to be harmful, such as trans-fats is coming under increasing scrutiny. Perhaps less frequently discussed is the importance of adding sufficient quantities of the right fats in the diet. The body cannot produce Omega 3 and 6, but they are absolutely required for the maintenance of good health. Sufficient intake may potentially limit serious medical concerns that are known to arise due to deficiencies in required fats. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) maintain normal brain development and day to day function of the cells and organs. Omega 3 and Omega 6 compounds have different roles in maintaining body systems, and a balance between the two is required.

Omega 6 may increase inflammatory body responses, while Omega 3 reduces inflammation. You can read more about inflammation, which is not entirely a bad thing, in our latest full length article. Medical studies have indicated the so called “Mediterranean diets” with a balance of Omega 3 and 6 sources may play a role in reducing heart disease, while judicious use of Essential Fatty Acids may assist in the transmission of nerve impulses and cellular activity regulation through prostaglandin production. Studies indicate that Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil reduce the LDL cholesterol and raises the good HDL cholesterol, with indications that cancerous conditions, inflammation and a vast range of symptoms ranging from dermatological, vision and mood problems may relate to Omega 3 deficiencies. EFAs are considered essential in maintaining healthy nerve functions, and inadequate intake could be a factor in some cases of depression.

 

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