Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Personal care products found to increase diabetes risk by 60 percent in women

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by: John Phillip

(NaturalNews) Would you continue to liberally apply personal care products including moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes if you knew that your risk of developing diabetes was dramatically increased? Many healthy-minded individuals are aware of endocrine-disrupting synthetic chemicals known as phthalates that are commonly found in plastic toys, electronics and adhesives, but few understand how these dangerous compounds can leach through our skin from the application of a host of common sprays, polishes and cosmetics.
A team of researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has published the result of their work assessing the health dangers of phthalates in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. In the past, scientists have closely monitored how the ingestion of the petrochemical, BPH disrupts metabolic homeostasis to increase risk of digestive disorders and certain lines of cancer. Less research has been published to document how the chemicals in common household products pass through our skin and nails to increase risk of cancer and diabetes.

To conduct the study, researchers analyzed urinary concentrations of phthalates in 2,350 women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They found that women with higher levels of phthalates in their urine were much more likely to have diabetes. Specifically, it was determined that women who had the highest levels of the chemicals mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate had almost twice the risk of diabetes as compared to women with the lowest levels of those chemicals.
Synthetically produced personal care products disrupt homeostasis to promote metabolic dysfunction

The most startling finding in this research was that women with higher than average urine levels of mono-3-carboxypropyl phthalates (commonly found in soaps, cosmetics and skin care products) had approximately a 60 percent increased risk of diabetes. Women with moderately high levels of the chemicals mono-n-butyl phthalate and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (primarily from the application of hair spray and gas-propelled products) had approximately a 70 percent increased risk of diabetes.
The study leader, Dr.Tamarra James-Todd concluded "This is an important first step in exploring the connection between phthalates and diabetes... we know that in addition to being present in personal care products, phthalates also exist in certain types of medical devices and medication that is used to treat diabetes and this could also explain the higher level of phthalates in diabetic women."

We are under constant assault from a barrage of synthetic chemical compounds that have infiltrated many common household products and personal care items that are 'generally regarded as safe' by regulating authorities. This research only scratches the surface in an attempt to uncover the many health concerns surrounding many seemingly safe products that millions use every day. Always select products manufactured using natural ingredients and read product labels to avoid chemicals that are shown to dramatically increase risk of metabolic disorders and chronic illness.
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About the author:
John Phillip is a Health Researcher and Author who writes regularly on the cutting edge use of diet, lifestyle modifications and targeted supplementation to enhance and improve the quality and length of life. John is the author of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan', a comprehensive EBook explaining how to use Diet, Exercise, Mind and Targeted Supplementation to achieve your weight loss goal. Visit My Optimal Health Resource to continue reading the latest health news updates, and to download your Free 48 page copy of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan'.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bowel Movements and Your Health

Look Before You Flush - Don't Lose Your Body's Clues will outline the important link between bowel movements and health.
Click Here to Register for the Free Webinar June 7, 7:30 pm EDT

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jes Organics Skincare has changed my life!!

I continue to feel blessed every day to know that I am helping others whether it be with their chronic illness, health care questions or with their skin care needs.   It has also been a huge blessing to have become friends with many of you through the phone and e-mail from all over the country even though we have never met in person.   Some of you have been corresponding with me for years and we still don't have faces to put with names but you are still dear friends to me.   I love getting feedback and hearing from you all of you.

I got the e-mail below today from Kathleen who called me April 11th when she found JES Organics on the internet.  Last week, Kathleen's sister called me to order the skin care set because of the difference she saw in her sister's skin.

"Janis, Thank you so very much for your wonderful Jes Organics Skincare that has changed my life!!  I have been searching for an organic skincare to avoid all the toxins that are poisoning so many people. God sent me to your website. I spent alot of time investigating the ingredients which you openly add to your product information as other companies keep their toxins a secret. I saw immediate results after I tried your products and my skin continues to improve 3 weeks later!!! My skin is more youthful, moist, firm and my age spots are fading. Thank you so very much for your wonderful skincare as it is truly a Blessing in my life. I now feel younger and more vital as I take on lifes daily stress and toxins with the armor of Jes Organics Skincare. God Bless you." Sincerely, Kathleen Coronado

We don't spend money on fancy advertising or have the most fancy packaging but this helps to keep our prices low. We are constantly hearing from our customers that they can't believe the price of our skin care for the quality they are getting. Our best advertising is word of mouth and great personal testimonials like this one.

I wanted to share with all of you some of our customer stories about our wonderful organic skin care line. We have skin care for all ages and skin types and have amazing results for all. Become an educated consumer,look beyond fancy packages, hype advertising, movie stars, and read ingredients for yourselves.  Click here to read more testimonials  

Skin Care Set

Why Use JES Organics Products?

 • Our natural skin care products are created to help you look your best without compromising your health or polluting your body, or the planet with toxic ingredients, fragrances, parabens, hexane or sulfates.

• Our pure products are created with healing organic nourishment for the skin without the use of pthalates, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, dyes, mineral oils, or toxic chemicals.

• Our natural skin care products are made using the highest quality organic plant ingredients.

• All of our pure skin and body care products are created with a focus on supporting optimal skin health, rather than simply manipulating the skin's appearance. We believe that this approach to beauty is the only true way of promoting authentic, lasting visible radiance.

• Our products are made in the USA.

• We disclose ALL ingredients on our web-site and package labels.

• Excellent customer support and fast shipping.

• No Nano products.

• NO Animal testing.

• We use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes and packaging.

• We genuinely care about you and your health.

• We offer free consultations and on-line support for your health needs.

• JES Organics products are ranked as some of the safest (according to the Skin Deep consumer database). JES Organics has a Champion Status rating with EWG Skin Deep.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Sale

JES Organics Mother's Day Sale - 25% OFF the following items while limited supplies last:
Use Coupon Code MOTHER at checkout

Sale starts today Monday, April 7th through midnight MST - Saturday May 12th

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Far Infrared BioMat with Negative Ions and Healing Amethyst Crystals

The BioMat regulates the body's immune, endocrine, lymphatic and nervous systems, delivering a wealth of health benefits, including: relief from muscle and joint pain, improved resistance to disease; deeper, more refreshing sleep; increased energy and focus; cellular detoxification; improved cardiovascular strength; and replacing stress with calm.

Whether you're a health practitioner or a home user, you can now own the healing biomat based on Nobel prize-winning research and have unlimited access to treatments.

You can use deep-penetrating far infrared rays and an influx of negative ions to stimulate the body to heal and regenerate with unprecedented speed without leaving your home.

Benefits of the Far Infrared BioMat:

• Reduces stress and fatigue

• Relieves anxiety and promotes relaxation

• Improves sleep patterns

• Reduces inflammation

• Eases joint pain and stiffness

• Provides warm, soothing pain relief

• Eliminates toxins in the body

• Increases blood circulation

• Alleviates migraines and tension headaches

• Reduces allergy symptoms

• Improves immune system function

• Improves cardiovascular health

• Burns calories and controls weight

• Improves muscle tone and skin quality

Safe, tested and third-party certified
The technology at the core of all BioMat products has been clinically proven to address a wide range of common health and wellness issues, including stress, insomnia, tissue damage, post-surgical healing and scar reduction, joint and muscle soreness, chronic neck and back pain, toxic deposits and oxidation levels, inflammation and arthritis, and circulatory issues.

This powerful technology is absolutely safe to use by health and medical practitioners and ordinary consumers alike, and is now used by tens of thousands worldwide. It has undergone the most stringent testing in Asia, Europe and North America, and has been found to be safe and effective for domestic and clinical use and highly effective when used for pain reduction, increased mobility, disease prevention, and total mind and body relaxation.

Whether you seek soothing relief from chronic pain, prevention of disease and degeneration, or enhancement of your relaxation and meditation activities, the BioMat can take your physical and mental well-being to the next level.

The BioMat is a “pad” which lies on top of a massage table or your home mattress. It converts electricity through a computerized control panel, produced by Texas Instruments, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), nature’s invisible light. FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light wave. It penetrates 6-8 inches into the innermost recesses of the body, stimulating healing and regeneration of nerves and muscle tissue layers.

The BioMat also produces Negative Ions, nature’s energizer, which deliver a molecular level massage. This accelerates and deepens all healing and cleansing processes. It balances pH by decreasing acidity and is considered the “Master Power Switch” which activates the body’s entire cellular communication system, making every body function work better!

These two components are transferred through Amethyst Quartz channels which cover the entire BioMat’s surface. Amethyst Quartz is natures Super Conductor, scientifically found to offer the steadiest, most powerful delivery of healthy far infrared light waves and the highest vibrational frequencies into the body. It is known to be a powerful detoxifier, assisting in releasing its user from addictions such as alcohol, food and substance abuse, as well as hangovers and toxic residues. It also produces naturally occurring far infrared waves.

This technology is being used in spas and professional practitioner's offices all over the world. Physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists are realizing the benefits for their clients. Boeing and Microsoft have placed them in their buildings for employees to use. So start today by being proactive about your health and well being. A good nights sleep or a mere 25 minute nap on the BioMat, can go a long way to ensuring that the years ahead of you will be healthier, enabling you to be more active and enjoy life’s journey to it’s fullest!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

You can watch this film free. It is very inspirational.


Improve Sleep, Reduce Stress and Pain, Achieve Your Dreams


When You See it, You Can Achieve ItSimply put, visualization is the process of forming mental images; it is the primary component of the imagination.

Visualization is at the core of the human ability to create, innovate and dream.

Many of history's inventors and artists attribute their success to an exceptional ability to visualize. Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Henry Ford, and the great composer, Chopin all reported using creative visualization to spark their imaginations. Additionally, Albert Einstein once said he came up with the theory of relativity by imagining what would happen if he could travel through space on the tip of a light beam.

Creative visualization can transport you out of a state of stress or fear, and into a new space of inner calm, peace and tranquility. Additionally, a natural byproduct of creative visualization occurs when the body goes loose and limp, creating the relaxation response - the perfect state for learning and focusing on goals.

Mind/Body Support

Visualization has long been the primary tool for mind/body support. From a scientific perspective, we know, that because visualization directly impacts the body's neurological system, it can have a direct influence on Visualize Thisus physically.

Try this for an example: Imagine I have just handed you a large, yellow, juice-filled lemon. You slice the lemon into quarters and bring one of the quarters to your mouth and bite into it . . . what happened? Did your mouth begin to pucker? Did it fill with saliva? This is a naturally occurring neurological response to an imagined thought.

Have you ever watched a horror film, and, in the midst of the excitement, found your palms sweating and your heart pounding? You knew it was "just a movie," right?

If your mind can cause this kind of impact on your body, is there any reason it can't relax your muscles, overpower nicotine, stimulate your metabolism, or even do away with chronic pain?

Anyone can relaxWhy Use Creative Visualization and Guided Relaxation Together?

We all have an inner critic, a part of our mind which, based on past experience, rejects unfamiliar information without proper evaluation. This is known as the critical factor. Studies show that relaxation techniques subdue this critical factor, making you receptive to new ideas. Even though it may seem counterintuitive to "let go in order to gain control," this is exactly what happens during the relaxation response.

Through NewReality's visualization techniques, you experience positive and appropriate ways to imagine your personal goals. This helps you remain optimistic and motivated toward changes that bring about your success.

CVR Provides the Missing Link to Wellness

Improved memoryRecent research shows excessive stress can suppress the immune system. Therefore, it's vital to incorporate a program of stress reduction and relaxation into your everyday routine. By reducing anxiety and stress, and increasing relaxation, you can boost your immune system and use your own unlimited resources to improve your life.

But don't think CVR is only a nice, relaxing daydream. People who regularly relax with CVR processes enjoy a number of side-benefits. These may include:

  • Increased blood flow to the brain, resulting in clearer thinking, better concentration, improved memory and enhanced creativity
  • A 21% increase in serotonin, which calms the mind and body and creates an overall sense of wellbeing
  • A 25% increase in endorphins, the hormones that flow through your body when you feel happy
  • Regular users sleep betterBetter sleep patterns. Twenty minutes of CVR can be equivalent to 2-3 hours of sleep, so you may find yourself sleeping less, feeling more rested, accomplishing more, and finding extra enjoyment in life
  • Soaring energy levels
  • More fulfilling relationships
  • Improved career satisfaction
  • A clearer sense of purpose
  • And last, but certainly not least, a seemingly effortless ability to manage stress

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

E-Z Dehyrated Soup

Bowl of Fresh Veggies (for example: celery, red pepper, red onion, carrots, mushrooms)

Use the grater attachment on your food processor to grate carrots, Place grated carrots on a food dehydrator tray with protective sheet

Now switch to the slicer blade of your food processor for the celery, mushrooms, red pepper, red onion, etc.  Spread veggies on dehydrator trays

Dehydrate for 10-12 hours

Heat up some water to your desired temperature.  Add some dehydrated veggies to a soup bowl, add hot water & some seasonings of your choice. 

Let soup set for a few minutes and then serve.  Great for traveling or for emergency food. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Breast Cancer and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Side Effect of Calcium Supplements?

We were just having this discussion over a raw food dinner party last night and then this morning this was in my e-mail in box. This is very important information to get out there. Janis
By Dr. Mercola
Calcium is one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market, largely because of the widely circulated mantra that mega-doses of this mineral are essential for building and maintaining healthy bones.

As a result, many people believe that taking a calcium supplement is a simple way to prevent bone fractures associated with osteoporosis.

What they have not been told is that while you can force increased bone mineral density with calcium supplements, you cannot be sure that this will result in greater bone strength.

Be Careful In Interpreting Bone Tests Results

Bone density, while an excellent measurement of compressive strength, does not reveal tensile strength, i.e. whether or not your bone will resist breaking from being pulled or stretched, as commonly occurs in a fall or similar trauma.

Moreover, "osteoporosis," as presently defined by bone scans (DXA scan) using the T-score, inappropriately defines "normal bone density" according to the standard of a 25-year old, young adult.

In other words, if you are 40, 50, or even 100, the T-score-based system says your bones are not normal, or even diseased if they are not as dense as they were when you were a young adult.

If in fact they used the age-appropriate Z-score, most cases of "osteopenia," and many cases of "osteoporosis," would suddenly disappear because they were inappropriately classified from the start.

Do Calcium Supplements Predispose You to Breast Cancer?

Ultimately, the "calcium is good for your bones" mantra is yet another example of a good theory gone wrong, and represents how broadly deluded the mainstream medical community is about bone health and the nature of osteoporosis, and its highly fabricated twin condition "osteopenia."

There are actually a number of studies indicating that mass market calcium supplements increase your risk for cardiovascular incidents and other problems, while offering little benefit to your bones. Only because something can increase your bone density: eating what amounts to chalk or pulverized bone meal, or worse, chemicals like the drugs Fosamax and Evista, does not mean this will translate into improved health for your bones, or any of your other organ systems.

Indeed, before jumping off the lemming-like cliff of conventional medical wisdom, consider there is a solid body of research indicating that higher bone density may actually increase the risk of malignant breast cancer by 300% or more! Considering that close to 1 in 4 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives, with breast cancer top on the list, isn't the neurotic fixation on increasing bone density with calcium supplements misplaced, especially when it may increase the overall risk of dying from cancer and, as we will see, cardiovascular disease (the #1 killer), as well?

Taking Calcium Might Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

Heart attacks may be caused by supplemental calcium from elemental sources, which include limestone, oyster shell, and bone meal, according to two meta-analyses of available research (a meta-analysis is a review and summary of the results of many clinical studies on the same subject).

The first, conducted in 2010 and involving over 8,000 people, showed that taking this kind of inorganic calcium supplement in amounts of 500 mg or more would increase your relative risk of heart attack by 27 percent.

Critics of the study pointed out that it only looked at calcium supplementation without vitamin D administered at the same time (vitamin D helps you absorb and utilize calcium). However, the second analysis showed that even when co-administered with vitamin D, elemental calcium still increased heart attack risk by 24 percent, with researchers concluding:
"Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D modestly increase the risk of cardiovascular events, especially myocardial infarction … A reassessment of the role of calcium supplements in osteoporosis management is warranted."
In fact, the second analysis was even more disturbing, as it found the calcium supplementation (in addition to vitamin D) increased the composite risk of heart attack and stroke by15%!

Calcium Can be Beneficial or Deadly Depending on Where it Ends Up in Your Body

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body, necessary for not only bone health but also regulating your heartbeat, conducting nerve impulses, clotting blood and stimulating hormone secretions. Your body does not make calcium, and in fact loses calcium daily through your skin, nails, hair, sweat and elimination, which is why you must replace it via your diet.

It has been estimated, however, that your body excretes as little as 100 mg a day, making the current recommendations by the National Osteoporosis Foundation for women over 50 to take 1200 mg a day, a bit troubling. When we compare our calcium-rich diet to the traditional calcium-poor Chinese peasant diet, which was free of cow's milk and calcium supplements, approximately 250 mg a day of plant-based calcium was all that was needed to fulfill their bodily needs – and this is a culture with no word for "osteoporosis" in its 3,000+ year old language!

Due to the fact that about 99 percent of your body's calcium is stored in your bones and teeth, if you don't get enough calcium, your body will take calcium from your bones to perform necessary functions. This is where the idea that supplementing with calcium could prevent calcium loss from your bones comes from -- but it is an overly simplified theory that lacks solid evidence to back it up, especially in Western, modernized cultures which consume unprecedentedly large amounts of dairy-derived, fortification-based and supplemental calcium.

For instance, one 2010 article presented evidence for a total lack of support in the research for calcium supplements reducing fracture risk!

Moreover, in the Harvard Nurses' Health Study, a review tracking 78,000 nurses for 12 years found that the relative risk of hip fracture was 45% higher in those women who drank two or more glasses of milk per day versus those who drank one glass or less. Indeed, in countries where both dairy consumption and overall calcium levels in the diet are the lowest, bone fracture rates are also the lowest; conversely, in cultures like the United States where calcium consumption is among the highest in the world, so too are the fracture rates among the highest (see: The China Study).
The truth is that taking any calcium in excess or isolation, without complementary nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin K2, which help keep your body in balance, can have adverse effects, such as calcium building up in coronary arteries and causing heart attacks. Even taking calcium with vitamin D does not appear to be enough to prevent these types of adverse effects.

So when you take a biologically foreign form of calcium (such as limestone, oyster shell, egg shell and bone meal (hydroxylapatite), or when your body's ability to direct calcium to the right places becomes impaired (as when you are deficient in vitamin K2), calcium may be deposited where it shouldn't be, which can lead to multiple health problems.

Often, much of the burden of removing the excess calcium falls on the kidneys, which is why it has been proven on numerous occasions that calcium carbonate rapidly calcifies arteries in those with compromised kidney function, especially hemodialysis patients. Calcium deposits are, in fact, major contributors and even causative factors in many conditions, including the following:
Cellulite and scar tissue Coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis Dental plaque and gum disease Hypothyroidism
Obesity and diabetes Alzheimer's disease Breast cancer and cysts (fibrocystic breasts) Gallstones, colon cancer and Crohn's disease
Kidney stones Ovarian cysts Cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration Bone spurs, stiff joints, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and bone cancer

Too Much Calcium May Create Mineral Deficiencies that Promote Disease

Robert Thompson, M.D. wrote a book on this subject called The Calcium Lie, which explains that bone is comprised of at least a dozen minerals, and the exclusive focus on calcium supplementation is likely to worsen bone density and actually increase your risk for osteoporosis. Dr. Thompson believes overconsumption of calcium creates other mineral deficiencies and imbalances that will increase your risk of heart disease, kidney stones, gallstones, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

If your calcium supplement is being turned into "little rocks" that are being deposited in your soft tissues and arteries, you can begin to understand how this could be increasing your risk for a heart attack, stroke or other health condition.

Many believe that arterial plaque is simply a buildup of cholesterol. But in reality, more than 90 percent of these fatty plaques are calcified. Cholesterol is soft and waxy and does not impair the elasticity of your arteries. But calcium deposits are like concrete, "hardening" your arteries and impairing their ability to expand. It is calcium -- not cholesterol -- that induces arterial stiffness and makes the plaque less stable and more prone to chipping off and subsequently inducing a life-threatening clot.

This is particularly important for postmenopausal women because hormone balance is necessary for proper calcium signaling -- directing your body to deposit calcium into your bones. When hormones fall out of balance, this signaling causes calcium to slowly exit your bones and become deposited in your arteries instead. Simply taking a calcium supplement will not solve the problem because if your body cannot direct the calcium to the right spot, it will cause far more harm than good.

Why Vitamin K2 is Crucial if You Take Vitamin D and Calcium …

Vitamin K2 engages in a delicate dance with vitamin D; whereas vitamin D provides improved bone development by helping you absorb calcium, there is new evidence that vitamin K2 directs the calcium to your skeleton, while preventing it from being deposited where you don't want it -- i.e., your organs, joint spaces, and arteries. As mentioned, a large part of arterial plaque consists of calcium deposits (atherosclerosis), hence the term "hardening of the arteries."

Vitamin K2 has also actually been found to decalcify certain tissues undergoing pathological (also known as ectopic) calcification.

Vitamin K2 activates a protein hormone called osteocalcin, produced by osteoblasts, which is needed to bind calcium into the matrix of your bone. Osteocalcin also appears to help prevent calcium from depositing into your arteries. In other words, without the help of vitamin K2, the calcium that your vitamin D so effectively lets in might be working AGAINST you -- by building up your coronary arteries rather than your bones. This is why if you take calcium and vitamin D but are deficient in vitamin K, you could be worse off than if you were not taking those supplements at all.

Food is the Best Source of Calcium

In order for calcium to do your body good, it must be in a bioavailable form and balanced out with vitamins D and K and other important trace minerals, as part of a total nutritional plan.

It's more likely your body can use calcium correctly if it's food-based calcium. Good sources include raw milk and cheese from pasture-raised cows (who eat the plants), leafy green vegetables, the pith of citrus fruits, carob, sesame seeds and wheatgrass, to name a few. It's worth mentioning that the studies done about calcium from dairy products are all done with pasteurized dairy, rather than raw dairy products that have more of their nutrients intact, and this muddies the results of these studies.

Calcium from dietary sources is typically better absorbed and utilized than calcium from supplements, which is why studies involving calcium from natural food sources have shown favorable results, including a 25 percent lower risk of dying from all causes, and a 23 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease.

You also need sources of silica and magnesium, which some researchers say is actually enzymatically "transmuted" by your body into the kind of calcium your bones can use. This theory was first put forth by French scientist Louis Kevran, a Nobel Prize nominee who spent years studying how silica, calcium, magnesium, and other minerals are related and transmutable into one another through low-energy nuclear transformation only found within living systems.

His theory explains how cows and chickens produce far more calcium in their milk and eggs than is found in their diet, or why, workers exposed to extremely high temperatures (130 degrees F) in the Middle East are known to consume salt tablets, which their bodies convert to potassium (as measured by their excreta), resulting in a reduction in their bodily temperature.

Good sources of bone-strengthening silica are cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a number of herbs including horsetail, nettles, oat straw, alfalfa, and raw cacao, which is also extremely rich in highly bioavailable magnesium.

Dr. Thompson recommends the use of natural unprocessed salt as a far better alternative to calcium supplements because it provides the trace minerals you simply cannot get from food grown in today's mineral-depleted soils. My favorite source of trace minerals is pure, unprocessed Himalayan salt, which contains 84 elements needed by your body.

The bottom line is, optimize your vitamin D levels through sun exposure and consume a variety of fresh, local organic whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, organic meats and eggs, unprocessed salt, and raw organic unpasteurized dairy, which will give you the bioavailable calcium your body needs along with the trace minerals and other cofactors it needs to be absorbed and properly utilized by your body.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Delicious Raw Chocolate Cake

Marbled Chocolate & Orange Tavoletta

For the crust
3/4 cup carob powder
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup dates
4 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt


(Note: Before making this chocolate you should place the grated cacao butter in the dehydrator to melt. Alternatively you can melt it in a bowl over another bowl of hot water.)
1. First process nuts, cinnamon, salt and carob powder into small crumbs.
2. Add dates, coco oil and vanilla extract and process again.
3. Press into the bottom of 9″ square pan and place in fridge whilst working on filling.

For the filling
2 cups cashews
1 cups orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
2 cups cacao powder
1 & 1/2 cups grated cacao butter
2 tbsp vanilla
1 cups agave nectar

1. Mix the cashews, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla, and agave nectar in a vita-mix until smooth.
3. Add cacao butter and cacao powder, and blend again.
4. Pour chocolate mixture onto base and use a spatula to achieve a level surface.

For the marbling
1 cup cashews
1 tbsp agave
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup water
5 tbsp melted cacao butter

1.  Mix all ingredients in a high power blender until completely smooth.
2. Drizzle the marbling mixture over the top in lines using a plastic bottle or a spoon. Drag a toothpick across the top to create the marble effect.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hyaluronic Acid in Anti-Aging SkinCare Products

Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a naturally occurring complex sugar, or glycosaminoglycan, found in the human body in connective, epithelial, and neural tissues.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the extracellular matrix of human tissue. Topically applied hyaluronic acid forms an air permeable layer and penetrates into the dermis, thus boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin. The protective breathable barrier on the skin locks in moisture which gives the skin a youthful appearance.

The cuticular layer of the skin normally contains 10-20% water, however as we age it can drop to below 10%. Hyaluronic acid comes to the rescue with its unique ability to hold more than 1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid, which is a key factor in allowing the skin to retain more water. Amazingly, hyaluronic acid adjusts its moisture absorption based on the relative humidity in the air. It is the ideal ingredient in skin care products as it adjusts to the skin’s need for a moisturizing effect depending on the relative humidity of seasons and climate of an area. Hyaluronic acid also protects the epidermis by scavenging reactive oxygen species generated by ultra violet light which would normally cause sunspots.

Hyaluronic acid is a major component of skin, where it is involved in tissue repair. When skin is excessively exposed to UVB rays, it becomes inflamed (sunburn) and the cells in the dermis stop producing hyaluronic acid, and increase the rate of its degradation. Hyaluronan degradation products also accumulate in the skin after UV exposure. Hyaluronic acid has tons of medical uses, from treatment of arthritis to wound healing.

As our skin is exposed to environmental pollutants and the sun’s ultraviolet rays, skin cells gradually lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Studies have shown that older skin typically has lower levels of hyaluronic acid than younger skin. As a result, skin tissue becomes dehydrated and the collagen and elastin fibers lose their structure, resulting in a loss of skin volume, formation of the facial wrinkles and folds. When used in skincare, hyaluronic acid dramatically improves skin’s hydration.

As a complex sugar, hyaluronic acid is an excellent humectant. It retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight. By attracting and maintaining water in upper and lower layers of the skin, hyaluronic acid increases skin’s volume and density. Hence the smoothness. Hyaluronic acid is also involved with the transport of essential nutrients to the skin cells and helps prevent age-related loss of collagen and elastin.

JES Organics Ageless Skin Care Line with hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Documentary film - "Eating"

A powerful documentary film called "Eating" has just been released in its third edition.

It's a life-changing film that openly shares nutritional secrets for:

* Reversing type-2 diabetes in a matter of days (get off insulin!).
* Reversing arterial blockage in mere weeks.
* Halting the progression of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and many other chronic health conditions.

This is all accomplished solely by changing what you eat using simple, proven methods.

Watch the preview at:

The 88-minute documentary is available at a reduced price through NaturalNews.TV, where a growing collection of hard-hitting documentaries is now available.

New feature: You can also purchase as a gift and give this documentary to a family member or friend! Just click the "purchase as a gift" button on the documentary page:

Watch the preview to learn more. It explains what this video is about and who it can help. Lots of extremely valuable information!

To your health, - Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Recognizes JES Organics

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Recognizes
JES Organics as “Champion”
of Green Personal Care

JES among select companies that formulate personal care products without
harmful chemicals and fully disclose ingredients

Today, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of more than 150 nonprofit organizations working to protect the health of consumers and workers by eliminating dangerous chemicals from cosmetics, recognized YOUR Company as a Champion in the area of green personal care. In achieving Champion status, JES fulfilled all the goals set out by the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned by health agencies outside the U.S. and to fully disclose product ingredients.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Exciting New Products

We added some Exciting New Products to our Organic Skin Care Line just in time for Organic Black Friday 45% OFF Sale
Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most exciting ingredients on the market today. We use only the vegan type of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the extracellular matrix of human tissue. Topically applied hyaluronic acid forms an air permeable layer and penetrates into the dermis, thus boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin. The protective breathable barrier on the skin locks in moisture which gives the skin a youthful appearance. The cuticular layer of the skin normally contains 10-20% water, however as we age it can drop to below 10%. Hyaluronic acid comes to the rescue with its unique ability to hold more than 1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid, which is a key factor in allowing the skin to retain more water. Amazingly, hyaluronic acid adjusts its moisture absorption based on the relative humidity in the air. It is the ideal ingredient in skin care products as it adjusts to the skin’s need for a moisturizing effect depending on the relative humidity of seasons and climate of an area. Hyaluronic acid also protects the epidermis by scavenging reactive oxygen species generated by ultra violet light which would normally cause sunspots.

DMAE is found in foods and can create an almost immediate appearance in the firming and tone of the skin. An intriguing finding in some DMAE studies was that it reduced the accumulation of lipofuscin deposits inside cells. Lipofuscin deposits are cellular pigment consisting of aggregated chucks of molecular waste. It has been demonstrated that DMAE causes some degree of skin and pore tightening. However, it remains unclear how DMAE firms the skin -- whether by stabilizing the membranes, boosting acetylcholine, reducing lipofuscin deposits or none of the above. Whatever the mechanism, the effect of DMAE is often noticeable although seldom dramatic. Besides, even though DMAE can't fully reverse the existing facial sag, it may reduce its further progression. People report a cumulative effect with continued use of DMAE. Naturally occurring substance that facilitates the synthesis of a neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a compound released from the ends of nerve fibers and it is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. DMAE also may stimulate the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, an important component of cell membranes. Phosphatidylcholine is an essential fatty acid that improves and protects cell membranes damaged by free-radicals and improves blood flow and circulation.

Friday, November 11, 2011

ORGANIC Black Friday SALE!

Fantastic SAVINGS of 45% OFF Natural Organic Products in the comfort of your own home without the hassle of lines and crowds.

JES Organics is celebrating 5 years in business this month and want to reward our loyal customers with this great opportunity !

From midnight Thanksgiving (November 24th) to midnight on Black Friday (November 25th), use coupon code BLACK for 45% off Natural Organic Products. Limit one coupon per customer.

This is a unique opportunity to buy great products for yourself, your family, loved ones and gifts for the holidays. We have a complete line of Natural Organic Products for the whole family, household and for pets. FREE Shipping on orders over $100 or free pick-up in Boise.

Paraben FREE, Sulfate FREE, Fragrance FREE, Non-Toxic Products.

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RAW OR ROTTEN? The Truth about CA Raw Almonds

RAW OR ROTTEN? The Truth about CA Raw Almonds

Chances are, if you are buying raw almonds at any store in California, they are not raw and you have been cheated: from a whole, living food perspective, these products are mislabeled. Sadly the USDA and the California Almond Board has approved this false advertising and labeling.
We have conducted an experiment at the request of raw almond consumers in Los Angeles. The experiment demonstrates that pasteurized almonds sold as raw almonds can be quite toxic.
The following three samples of almonds were all soaked for four days in clean water in preparation for making raw almond milk. The water was changed every 24 hours. On the fifth day they were dried and placed into a plastic bag.
Whole Foods AlmoOrganic Pastures Truly Raw Almondsnds
Sample #1
Truly Raw Organic Almonds produced at Organic Pastures. After the procedure, these truly raw organic almonds are mold-free and look and taste great. Because they have never been treated by radiation, ultra high heat, or steam, these almonds are still a whole, complete food with their fats, enzymes and beneficial bacteria all intact.
Kirkland "Raw" Almonds
Samples #2 and #3These are two different brands of pasteurized almonds that are sold as "raw." Both batches were soaked identically to Sample #1, but during drying they turned moldy in just a few hours. High temperature processing has destroyed all enzymes and protective bacteria, thus rendering the soaked almonds rancid. These “fake raw almonds” are toxic, smell bad, and cannot be eaten.
Whole Foods "Raw" Almonds
If you want safe delicious “Truly Raw Organic” almonds please call 1-877 RAW MILK and we will ship them to you from our on farm store.
We provide this as more proof that it doesn't benefit humans to second-guess nature's wisdom. Eating unprocessed whole foods from trusted sources is truly the best way to live.
Learn more about the truth of food. See the movie FOOD, Inc.!

Quinoa nutrition - why quinoa can help you lose weight and improve your health

Thursday, November 10, 2011 by: Tara Green

 (NaturalNews) Quinoa is native to South America. The pre-Columbian Incas saw it as a sacred food, calling it chisaya mama (mother grain). They planted the first seeds of the season in religious ceremonies using golden tools. Depriving the people of quinoa was one of the means the Spanish used to conquer the Incas. In recent years, people who value nutrition have begun to appreciate the wisdom of the Incas in esteeming this food which offers a host of health benefits.

Quinoa Protein
Technically, quinoa (KEEN-wah) is classified not as a grain but as a type of seed, that of the goosewort plant, a relative of spinach and chard. Quinoa provides a complete protein, making it especially valuable for those who prefer to reduce or completely eliminate animal protein from their diets. It contains all the essential amino acids, including lysine, which is crucial for growing and repairing body tissues. One cup of quinoa provides 9 grams of protein which is one more gram than a medium chicken egg (and unlike the egg, quinoa is unlikely to come from a factory farm).

Migraine Protection
Its high magnesium and riboflavin (B2) content make quinoa an excellent nutritional ally for migraine sufferers. Magnesium prevents the migraine pattern of constricting and rebound dilating of the blood vessels. Migraine sufferers who consume more magnesium in their diets have reported fewer headaches. Riboflavin's ability to promote cellular energy production has a beneficial effect on energy, brain and muscle cells metabolism, providing further protection against migraine attacks.

Cardiovascular Health
Magnesium's ability to relax blood vessels also means eating foods high in this mineral helps reduce hypertension, heart arrhythmias and ischemic heart disease.

Digestion and Detoxifying
This seed-like grain has prebiotic properties, feeding the beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. Since it is easily digested, your body can readily access the vitamins and minerals it contains. Quinoa also provides a good source of insoluble fiber, promoting healthy elimination processes, helping maintain colon health and preventing the formation of gallstones. The folate and vitamin B in quinoa also boost the liver's ability to eliminating toxins from the body. People at high risk for cancer, as well as those with high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease are often advised to eat more whole grains, yet if they have celiac disease or other forms of gluten sensitivities, they must steer clear of many popular grain products. Quinoa is gluten-free, so those who cannot tolerate gluten can eat it.

Quinoa also offers nearly half the daily minimum requirement for manganese and is a good source of copper and zinc. These minerals are necessary to the synthesis of the superoxide dismutase (S.O.D.) enzyme, an important antioxidant. The S.O.D. enzyme eliminates free radicals which can cause oxidation damage in the body.  It not only slows the effects of aging, but may help eliminate cancer cells. Several vitamin companies offer S.O.D. supplements but quinoa enables your body to produce its own natural enzymes.

Eating Quinoa
Quinoa has a slightly crunchy and nutty flavor, a little similar to wild rice. You boil it same as rice, with a two to one proportion of water to quinoa, but with a shorter cooking time. Try substituting quinoa for rice in stuffed peppers or alongside beans and avocadoes in a vegetarian burrito. You can make a hot breakfast cereal using quinoa along with honey and dried or fresh fruits or use it in place of other grains, making a tabbouleh-like salad using quinoa, nuts, seeds and chopped vegetables with a light vinaigrette dressing. You can also add quinoa to soups. Most health food stores offer not only quinoa but flour and noodles made from the highly valued food.

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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034110_quinoa_nutrition.html#ixzz1dPNIXKOf

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Chicken Which Should be Banned

By Dr. Mercola | November 08 2010
Do you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in your chicken dishes?
How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you?

These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other 50 percent includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients.

Organic Authority helpfully transcribed the full ingredients list provided by McDonalds:
"White boneless chicken, water, food starch-modified, salt, seasoning (autolyzed yeast extract, salt, wheat starch, natural flavoring (botanical source), safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid, rosemary), sodium phosphates, seasoning (canola oil, mono- and diglycerides, extractives of rosemary).

Battered and breaded with: water, enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, whey, corn starch.
Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shocking News about Adya Clarity

NaturalNews) Following days of shocking disclosures about the misleading labeling, fraudulent marketing and profiteering of a product called Adya Clarity, the product's top distributor in North America, Raw Food World (Matt Monarch), has stepped forward to issue a full apology and a complete product recall.

Adya Clarity is a product made from inorganic minerals mined near Fukushima, Japan, then dissolved into sulfuric acid and bottled in the United States for sale as a dietary supplement promising to remove heavy metals from your brain, eliminate kidney stones, treat rheumatoid arthritis and many other health conditions, none of which were backed by clinical evidence (http://www.naturalnews.com/034005_A...). The aluminum content of the product had been intentionally hidden by the importer and manufacturer, Adya, Inc., which had also deceived Health Canada to acquire an NPN license as an "iron supplement" -- a license which it proceeded to grossly violate (http://www.naturalnews.com/034022_A...).

An alarmingly high number of people across the raw food community were sucked in by the persuasive marketing of the product, which claimed it was "more valuable than gold" and could transmute harmful toxic metals into inert elements inside your body. NaturalNews interviewed several medical experts who established that the alarmingly high levels of iron and aluminum in the product presented a very serious risk of toxicity, especially for women who might consume the product while pregnant. (http://www.naturalnews.com/034014_A...)

After learning of this, Raw Food World founder Matt Monarch issued the following statement and product recall:

Statement of apology from Matt Monarch / Raw Food World

See the original post of this on RawFoodWorld.com at:

Dear readers,

We have decided today to remove the Adya Clarity webinar from the web, remove Adya Clarity from our store, and to not carry this product from Adya, inc. again in the future. As stated already, we are offering full refunds to anyone who would like one.

Recently, my colleague Mike Adams from Natural News posted information about the possible dangers that this product could pose for a person's health. This original article can be seen at the link below:


First and foremost, I wish to make it clear that I would never intentionally sell a product knowing that it could cause harm to another human being. I did know that Adya Clarity contained Aluminum Sulfate as one component; I was led to believe by Adya, inc. and others that this mineral was harmless to the human body. I was given access to books, facts and many other pieces of evidence to back up the idea that aluminum sulfate is harmless to the human body in the proportions it is found in Adya Clarity.

I now feel that it would have been best for me to remove this item from our shelves immediately, in light of the new concerns people have been expressing about this product. I truly feel sorry now that I left the product on the shelves for another four days without removing it. Please understand that in no way was I trying to be "deceptive" here - I was doing what felt right to me and I have personally continued to put the recommended dosage of Adya Clarity into my water on a daily basis as usual. Still, I now feel that it would have been best for all involved if I had removed Adya Clarity from my store shelves immediately.

I always strive to bring people the best products that I possibly can, at the lowest cost possible, as demonstrated with the "At-Cost" specials that we offer every single month. As things stand, there is a standard 'Minimum Advertised Price' set for Adya Clarity, which forces me and all sellers of this product to not sell below the price of $150 per large bottle, yet I do now feel that I could have strived harder to serve you, the people, for less. I feel sadness about this pricing situation and apologize for charging the required high price for this product when the actual product cost is lower.

You may consider this message as a "recall" and again, please note that we are offering refunds on Adya Clarity for anyone who would like one.

I feel deeply saddened at this situation; please forgive me for not taking action sooner.

Over the recent months, you may have noticed a shift in my work, into new areas. I now feel like I have been following a track that I no longer wish to pursue and it feels like it is time for me to make some different shifts. If you continue to follow our work, which we sincerely hope you will, you will surely witness me moving back to my "old school" ways.

I offer my sincere apologies again and wish you all the very best for your health and well-being,

- Matt Monarch

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034023_Adya_Clarity_Matt_Monarch.html#ixzz1cVfxU4n0