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16 Aug

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Recent Research interesting findings

12 Aug

1.  Running on a regular basis can slow the effects of ageing, a study by US researchers shows.

Elderly joggers were half as likely to die prematurely from conditions like cancer than non-runners. They also enjoyed a healthier life with fewer disabilities, the Stanford University Medical Center team found. Experts said the findings in Archives of Internal Medicine reinforced the importance that older people exercise regularly.


2. Could Scientist be Closer to finding the Fountain of Youth?

Cell change ‘keeps organs young’ 


Researchers may have found a way to halt the biological clock which slows down our bodies over the decades.


A US team thinks it may have found the genetic levers to help boost a system vital to cleaning up faulty proteins within our cells.


The journal Nature Medicine reported that the livers of genetically-altered older mice worked as well as those in younger animals.


They suggested it might one day help people with progressive brain diseases.


  These results show it’s possible to correct this protein ‘logjam’ that occurs in our cells as we get older, thereby perhaps helping us to enjoy healthier lives well into old age

 The researchers, from Yeshiva University in New York, are focusing on a process which is central to the proper working of cells.


The fundamental chemicals of cells – proteins – often have very short working lives, and need to be cleared away and recycled as soon as possible.


The body has a system for doing just that, but it becomes progressively less efficient as we get older.


This leads to progressive falls in the function of major organs – the heart, liver and brain, some of which contribute to the diseases of old age.


3.  Fish is Good and getting better

Eating fish regularly could improve your mood according to recent studies.  Apparently the omega 3 in fish helps to produce this good feeling. Go ahead and fish for happiness. While the study suggested that omega-3s may promote structural improvement in areas of the brain related to mood and emotion regulation — the same areas where grey matter is reduced in people who have mood disorders such as major depressive disorder — more research is needed to determine whether fish consumption actually causes changes in the brain, researchers noted.


4. Regular eating time is encouraged for better health

Talking of eating and food, recent studies also  show that meals eaten at regular hours of the day reduces the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

Those who are watching what they eat may want to shift their attention to the benefits of eating meals at regular hours.
According to researchers at the Karolinska Institute at the Swedish Medical University, people that eat at random hours of the day are more at risk for suffering from metabolic syndrome and developing glucose intolerance.
Metabolic syndrome is characterised by a waist size that is double than normal, arterial hypertension, hyperglycemia and a reduced level of HDL cholesterol. Basically, all the risk factors that lead to cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes are combined in one person.
To come to these conclusions, investigators observed 400 people over 60 years of age who were known to eat meals at irregular hours and skip their meals.
“Dietary advice is usually all about what kind of food we should eat,”  said Professor Mai-Lis Hellénius, who conducted the research. “But this study shows that the way in which we eat can also be an important health factor.”  

5. A new study shows a strong correlation between exercise and preventing dementia.

Health care professionals routinely encourage us to get out there and exercise. The benefits of an active lifestyle are legion — reduced weight, an efficient heart, healthy lungs and a general sense of well-being. New research is now suggesting that exercise during middle age may help stave off dementia, and may even be an important preventative measure against Alzheimer’s.


The study also noted that The study noted that those in middle age who exercised at least twice a week were 50 per cent less likely to develop dementia, and 60 per cent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who did not exercise. These numbers show an astonishing distinction between physically active and sedentary individuals when it comes to brain health. And although more studies need to be conducted before this evidence becomes conclusive, there does seem to be a serious correlation between exercise and long-term brain health.



Aging & Illness Acceleration: Little known facts.

31 Jul
Pass the Word
by Janis Holzman Betz, R.N., B.S.N.
I have come across several wonderful discoveries that I feel you will want to know about and pass on to your family and friends.  I have found that the following will have an impact on your health and aging process. 
Discovery #1: Water
Many of you are drinking healthier water, such as Brita filtered water, spring water, distilled water, or reverse osmosis water.  However, what I have discovered is that these waters are not as healthy as you think.  A biochemist informed me that these waters contain too many free-floating hydrogen atoms.  These hydrogen atoms will bind to calcium and other minerals in your intestinal system and blood, which will prevent your body from fully benefiting from these minerals.  The biochemist told me that by putting a pinch of baking soda or a few drops of trace minerals into your water, the hydrogen atoms will bind to these substances instead, which will make the water healthier to drink.  A trace mineral product is your best choice because every cell in your body needs them to be healthy.  Pass the word!
Discovery #2: Battery-Operated Devices
I have confirmed that battery-operated devices and watches may cause an electrical interference in your body.  This interference may interrupt the electrical nerve transmission to all of your organs, tissues, and glands, which may cause a weakness in those areas.  A jeweler told one on my clients to put a “corn pad remover” on the back of her watch to neutralize the negative effect the battery has on her nervous system.  I did muscle testing on many of my clients, and sure enough, it works.  I have also discovered that we have an energy field around us, and when this field is strong, battery-operated devices do not affect us (see discovery #8).  Pass the word!
Discovery #3: Piercings
How many of you know someone who has body piercing in other parts of their body other than in their ear lobes?  I have found that body piercing in the upper ear, tongue, lip, navel, and other unusual places causes interference in the electrical nerve transmission to organs, glands, and tissues, which will accelerate the disease and aging process.  It will also cause overall body weakness.  When I have my clients remove these piercings, their muscle testing arm becomes strong, and their organs, glands, and tissues become strong.  If you have regular pierced ears, wearing cheap metal earrings will also cause an electrical interference.  Many eyeglasses made of metal will also interfere with your nerve conduction.  I have discovered that putting clear nail polish across the nose bridge of the metal will prevent the metal from causing interference in your nervous system.  It is amazing.  Pass the word!
Discovery # 4:  Thumb and Toe Rings
I have discovered that wearing rings on your toes and thumbs may weaken your brain function.  The spine meridian reflexes run down the thumb and also to the top of the big toe.  When rings are worn on the thumbs and toes, the nervous system energy flow is being disrupted.  I have also found that pinky rings may also disrupt nervous system energy flow. 
Discovery # 5:  Crossed Legs and Arms
One of my clients told me that he was told that crossing your legs and arms short circuits your nervous system.  So, I decided to muscle test this occurrence.  I had him cross his legs, and I muscle tested his Central Nervous System (brain) function, and his arm did became weak as I applied gentle pressure.  So this is a real occurrence. 
This phenomenon has to do with your nervous system’s energy flow down the center of your body from your brain to the base of your spine, then down your legs.  Apparently, when you cross over this energy flow line, by crossing your arms and/or legs, you disrupt the energy flow of your nervous system, essentially “short circuiting” it.  I have noticed that I do feel and think better if I don’t cross my legs and arms.  It is a very difficult habit to stop.  Try it.  Pass the word!
Discovery # 6:  Hugs 
Hugs can sap energy or give energy depending on which direction you hug.  Yes, it is true.  A friend who knew this saw my husband and I hugging, and he quickly pointed out that we just sapped each others energy.  We hugged to the right of each other.  He had us repeat the hug, and then he muscle tested our arms for strength, and our arms weakened when he gently pressed on it.  Then we hugged to the left (heart to heart), and our arms were very strong.  You test it.  Pass the word!
Discovery #7: Synthetic Clothing/Material
You will find this discovery very interesting.  When I muscle tested my clients, some of them were very weak.  They also complained of being tired a lot.  I discovered that their weakness and fatigue was coming from the clothing or shoes that they were wearing.  Upon further investigation, I discovered that synthetic fibers, such as ramie, polyester, rayon, acetate, acrylic, etc., have negative electron energy.  This negative energy weakens every cell in your body, which will accelerate your disease and aging process and cause fatigue.  On the other hand, I discovered that natural fibers, such as cotton, silk, hemp, and wool, have positive electron energy, which strengthen your body and create cellular balance and energy.  I encourage you to wear natural fibers to maintain good health.  Pass the word!
Discover #8:   The Energy Field Around You.
In April 2003, I was introduced to the concept of energetic parts in the energy field around the human body that will directly affect your health.  I was also introduced to a system that would correct disturbances in the energy field to restore health.  Through muscle testing, I have discovered and confirmed over 70 different energetic parts both outside and inside your body because these parts are energetically connected to your nervous system.  Your nervous system and body emit energy much like an electrical device emitting an electromagnetic field.  The energy field around your body is often referred to as an aura, which extends out about 2 feet.  The Mosby’s Medical Dictionary defines an aura as an emanation of light or color surrounding a person as seen in Kirlian photography.  This dictionary defines the energy field (disturbed) as a disruption of the flow of energy surrounding a person’s being, which causes a disharmony of the body, mind, or spirit.  I have discovered how to correct disturbances in the energy field by doing NervEnergy Balancingä.
Discovery #9:  Microwave Ovens
Information about the negative health effects from using microwave ovens has been coming out for some time now.  I stopped using my microwave oven about 5 years ago.  The problem with microwave cooking starts in the molecule of the food/liquid.  The molecule of the food/liquid is vibrated from the inside out by the action of the microwave.  “A microwave is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 1 mm. to 3 cm.” (Mosby’s Medical Dictionary)  The electromagnetic radiation causes some of the electrons to be dislodged from the food molecule, which converts the stable food molecule to an unstable molecule.  This is called a free radical.  “A free radical is a compound with at least one unpaired electron.  It is unstable and reacts readily with other molecules.” (Mosby’s Medical Dictionary)  When you consume this massive pile of free radicals, it will rob your cells of electrons.  It does this so that the unstable molecule can be stable, which then causes your cells to become unstable.  This process stresses your body’s cells, organs, glands, and tissues, which contributes to cancer, aging, chronic disease, and a compromised immune system.  If you do the lean test or finger muscle test, test the food/liquid before and after you microwave it and see for yourself.
If you consume food or liquid from the microwave oven, I strongly suggest that you take two or more powerful antioxidants, such as pine bark extract, N-Acetylcysteine, grape seed extract, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, and/or 1000 mg. Vitamin C.  Antioxidants have extra electrons to give up and still remain stable.  The best solution to the microwave oven problem is to take a sledgehammer to it, and use your stove and conventional oven.  Better yet, eat raw.  Pass the word!
Discover # 10:  Irradiated Food
All food coming into the USA from any country is irradiated to kill infectious organisms.  Irradiation is done by blasting the food with radiation.  It is a scientific fact that radiation damages cells.  My brother-in-law had some plums and peaches from South America, so I decided to muscle test to see if they where healthy to eat.  The muscle test failed, which means the fruit was not healthy to eat.  Radiation damages the cellular structure of the food and converts it to a free radical.  If you are going to eat these foods, take an antioxidant supplement, such as Vit C, and E, selenium, pine bark, grape seed extract, green tea, etc.  Pass the word!
Discover # 11:  Cell Phones, Satellite, & Wireless Technology
You guessed it.  I have discovered that the energy frequencies of cell phones, satellite, and wireless technology to be very devastating to human health.  The phones and equipment with the satellite frequencies for GPS (Global Positioning System) are even more devastating.  When I muscle test many of my clients for strength while their cell phones are on them, they are weak and all of their organ and brain function were very weak.  One young man almost died because his new cell phone disrupted his body function so much that a bee sting sent him into an instant anaphylactic reaction.  He barely had a reaction to past bee stings.  When he came to see me, every organ and body function was weak and dysfunctional.  I had to put his cell phone 12 feet away from him just to get strength in his body.  The least obtrusive and safest cell phone is NOKIA without a satellite frequency.
If you don’t have a cell phone, you may be negatively affected by the frequencies passing through the air.  A horse farm above Bloomsburg reported a 100% miscarriage rate of all horses, and the only change in the horse’s environment was the new cell tower that was put up near their pasture next to I-80.  The horse farm took the cell tower company to court and won the case to have the cell tower taken down for one year to see if the miscarriage rate changed.  There have been many reports of cancer development directly related to cell phone use, and this has gone unheeded.  People are using cell phones, other wireless devices, and satellite feed devices (TV & GPS) without being aware they may be causing cancer and many other health problems in their body.  The cell phone, satellite, and wireless technology companies could care less about your health.  It’s the money they care about. 
I call the ill effects of cell phone, satellite, and cell tower frequency emissions; FREQUENCY TOXISITY.  Each of your cells emits frequencies, and your nervous system emits energy frequencies.  Frequencies from cell towers and satellites disrupt your body’s frequency pattern, which stimulates cellular weakness and malfunction.  The symptoms of frequency toxicity may include foggy thinking, disjointed thinking, memory interference, word-finding problems, tingling of scalp, fullness feeling in brain, headaches, disorientation, slow thinking, slow responses, decreased reflex reactions, nervousness, fatigue, generalized weakness, decreased immune response, poor digestion, decreased bodily functions, and many other health complaints.  Your GERD may be frequency toxicity, and many brain cancers have already been proven to be caused by cell phone over-use.
There is a co-existing solution.  Some people did not have any negative reaction or weakness to cell phone frequencies.  I have discovered that they had a protective energy barrier around their body.  I have been able to bring that protective barrier around those who do not have this barrier.  Other protective things you can do are using diode devices on your cell phone or carry them in your left pocket.  I have also found that quartz crystals emit a protective frequency when placed in your right pocket or placed near your body.  Quartz needs to be washed under running water every night to keep it powered.   I encourage you not to use the cell phone if you can use the land line.  If you must use a cell phone, then use a wire ear piece and keep the phone 2 feet away from you.
Frequencies from batteries and electrical devices may also negatively affect your health by causing an electrical interference in your body.  This interference may interrupt the electrical nerve transmission to all of your organs, tissues, and glands, which may cause a weakness in those areas.  Where there is a weakness, disease and cancer begins.  If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to buy a diode or be checked to see if you have frequency toxicity, please call me.  Pass the word!
Discover # 12:  Calcium
Not all calcium is alike.  Surprised?  Coral calcium is not the wonder supplement that is being portrayed on TV and in ads.  There is a reason why it does not dissolve in the ocean; therefore it will not dissolve well in your body either because it is inorganic.  Coral calcium is not balanced with the right ratio of minerals to maintain healthy tissues and cells.  Many of my clients were getting symptoms of calcium depletion, such as muscle cramps, while on this product.  When I switched them over to Calcium/Magnesium Aspartate along with cod liver oil or another essential fatty acid (i.e. flaxseed oil, borage oil, etc.), their symptoms stopped, and they felt much better.  I have discovered that cod liver oil, fish oils, and essential fatty acids maximizes the absorption of minerals into your cells and bones.  These fats bind to the minerals in your small intestine and transports them through your small intestine wall into your blood. 
 Bile from the gallbladder and liver is necessary to break down fat in the small intestine.  I have discovered that when your bile production is diminished, mineral absorption from the small bowel is hampered.  Therefore, a poorly functioning liver and gallbladder or having no gallbladder may cause a mineral imbalance in your body.  When my clients do a liver/gallbladder flush, they feel so much better.  They also feel better when they take a bile salt or an Ox bile supplement with meals.  I am finding that poor mineral absorption is weakening the heart and bowel function and contributing to muscle spasms and cramps.
Calcium carbonate is one of the worst calcium supplements you can take.  It is lime/concrete, and it is very poorly absorbed in your body.  You need a lot of hydrochloric acid in your stomach to absorb this type of calcium.  Plus, calcium carbonate is very constipating due to its concrete consistency. 
Dairy calcium is the next worst source of calcium because pasteurization converts the calcium into an inorganic form, which is not very usable by your body.  Dairy does not have a balance of minerals for calcium absorption (i.e. magnesium, boron, phosphorus).  Plus, excess amino acids in the protein of dairy products, meat, and fish metabolize to uric acid, which robs your bones and teeth of calcium.  I tell my clients to stop nursing from the cow (drinking milk) and start eating like the cow, which is raw vegetation and whole grains.  This is where the cow gets the calcium to build her bones.
The best sources of calcium are calcium aspartate, gluconate, or citrate, and all raw, dark green, leafy vegetation.  Make sure your calcium is balanced with magnesium and other minerals plus vitamin D.  Avoid commercial calcium/minerals with a lot of fillers, artificial color, chemicals, glycols, waxes, and acids.  Mineral oxides are created the same way as rust, and they do not have the same effect in the human body as elemental plant minerals. 
It was explained to me by a biochemist that the manufacturer will list 600 mg. of calcium but only  70 mg. is actual “elemental” calcium that the body can use.  The rest of the milligrams are a carrier substance such as carbonate (lime dust), citrate, etc.  
Hydrochloric (HCl) acid is needed in your stomach to have proper breakdown and absorption of calcium from your stomach and duodenum.  It is best to take your calcium supplement at supper or bedtime.  As you age, the level of HCl in your stomach decreases, so it is important to take a supplement with a digestive enzyme containing Bentaine HCl.  Blood Types A and AB tend to have lower stomach HCl then Blood Types O and B, so they need to supplement with Bentaine HCl at meal times as well. 
Calcium and mineral absorption and utilization by your cells and bones also require the presence of the hormones progesterone (females-ovaries), testosterone (males-testes), and parathormone from the parathyroid glands (regulates blood calcium levels).  For women over 40, I encourage you to use progesterone cream as directed.  I have a very good progesterone cream in my clinic, plus I have more information on estrogen and progesterone if you would like to look further into this subject.  Pass the word!
Discovery #13:  Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and the Blood Type Diet
I discovered that it is very important that you keep your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) working correctly in order to maintain health.  When your ANS is out of balance, all of your cells, organs, and glands do not function well, which accelerates aging and disease.  The two main reasons for an unbalanced ANS are scars and food intolerances.  Dehydration and constipation are the next two most common reasons.  Scars block the transmission of nerves through the skin.  I encourage you to put vitamin E oil on your scars two times a day.  I can help you figure out which scars are a problem. 
I have discovered that food intolerances and ANS balance are directly correlated with the Blood Type Diet.  For example, cow’s milk is not tolerated by any blood type except some blood type B individuals.  When you consume foods and fluids that should be avoided according to your blood type, you weaken your body, which will lead to accelerated aging and disease.  The best book to read on this subject is Live Right 4 Your Type, by Peter D’Adamo.  I have discovered how to cause the Blood Type cell to stop being intolerant to food.  Pass the word!
Discovery #14:  Chronic Pain, Auto-immune Issues, and the Secretor Status
Chronic pain, such as rheumatoid, inflammatory, and/or reactive arthritis, and lupus, is caused by an attack of your immune system on your joints and spine.  Dr. D’Adamo found that this attack is related to an auto-immune issue that is being stimulated by malfunctioning blood type cells.  Your blood type cells are supposed to secrete an antigen (specialized protein) into your tissues and fluids, which causes your immune system to recognize normal tissue as friendly; therefore it will not attack healthy tissue.  But for some people, their blood type cells are not secreting this specialized protein, and their immune system is attacking healthy tissue.  All auto-immune disorders are caused by this phenomenon.
A “secretor” (80% of population) is someone who is secreting their blood type antigen (protein) into his or her tissues and fluids.  A “non-secretor” (20% of population) is someone who is not secreting their blood type antigen (protein) into his or her tissues and fluids, therefore the immune system attacks healthy tissue.  Being a secretor or a non-secretor is independent of your blood type group.  Your secretor status is inherited. 
“Non-secretors” have a greater tendency to develop inflammatory arthritis, reactive arthritis, lupus, grave’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.  “Non-secretors” are more prone to generalized inflammation, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and have an increased risk of recurrent bladder infections.  “Non-secretors” account for 80% of all fibromyalgia sufferers.  “Non-secretors” tend to have ill symptoms and arthritic pain when they eat foods on their Blood Type Diet avoid list.  They tend to have multiple health problems and are medically complex.  In many cases, non-secretors are hypersensitive to drugs and often react adversely to them.  If there is a side effect to a drug, non-secretors have it, and non-secretors often do not respond to conventional treatment like secretors.  This is the group that the medical industry often fails.
I have discovered that the non-secretor status is an inherited genetic problem in the bone marrow, which is where the blood type cell comes from.  I have found that there is a disturbance(s) in your bone marrow that you have inherited, such as emotional disturbances, genetic disturbances, toxin disturbances, etc.  These disturbances may also create other blood issues, such as anemia and red blood cell and immune cell disruptions.  I have been able to remove these disturbances from the bone marrow and convert non-secretors to secretors using a technique that I have developed called, NervEnergyCell Disturbance Releasing and Restorationä (NDRR), which uses a Color Light Therapy technique.   
Anyone with an auto-immune disorder should avoid sugar, dairy, wheat, soy, and corn.  Taking the supplement N-ACETYL-CYSTEINE will block the negative effects of eating sugar and foods outside of your blood type diet for both non-secretors and secretors.  Also, the supplement, “Moducare” is excellent to help balance the immune system, stop the immune system attack, and decrease inflammation.
The book Live Right for your Blood Type by Peter D’Adamo will give you more information about the secretor status of your blood type.  It will also give you information about the foods to eat and foods to avoid.  Pass the word!
Discovery #15:  Chocolate lovers beware!
 A client came to me with weight gain and an unsatisfying addiction to a major brand chocolate made in Pennsylvania (I was told that I can’t name the company).  The more of this popular chocolate she ate the more she craved.  When I muscle tested this client with a bar of this chocolate, her blood and everything in her body became weak.  When I put a chemical detoxification product next to this common chocolate, her blood and body became strong.  When I muscle tested another brand of chocolate (made in Switzerland), no weakness occurred.  I tested the other competing major brand of chocolate, which is manufactured in New Jersey, and that also weakened my client’s blood, brain, and body.  I thought this was a very interesting discovery, so I muscle tested over 30 clients to see if these two popular chocolate brands weakened their blood and body, and it did.  Again, when I put a chemical detoxification product with these chocolate candies, their blood and body also strengthened.  To be fair, I muscle tested other brands of chocolate, and no weakness was found.  When an organ or tissue is weak, it leads to cancer and a multitude of diseases.
   In 2004, I was so addicted to “_ _ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _ _” (major brand chocolate), that it took me a week of withdrawal type symptoms and fighting intense cravings before I could feel free from craving this chocolate.  Now I know why I had such a strong addiction.  When I read the ingredients on the chocolate package, the last ingredient was “artificial flavors.”  This can cover a wide range of addicting chemicals that can be put into the chocolate, food, or drink.  I encourage you not to eat anything that lists artificial flavors or colors as an ingredient.  Pass the word!
Healthy Journey
 DISCLAIMER: The information within this web site is not intended to take the place of medical advice from your personal physician. Readers are advised to consult their own physician or qualified health care professional regarding the treatment of their condition.  Janis H. Betz, R.N. and Healthy Journey does not offer medical advice diagnose or prescribe the use of diet and/or supplements as a form of treatment for a specific illness or disease.  It is your decision and constitutional right to treat yourself.  Janis H. Betz, R.N. and Healthy Journey is not responsible for any possible consequences from any treatment, action or application of herbs, vitamins, minerals or other supplementation.
PS:  I encourage you to take what you need and pass the word along. Of course my frequent advice is to take evrything with a grain of salt. Some of the stuff in this articles sounds believable.

Fountain of Youth May be in the Offing

2 Dec

Scientist may have just discovered the fountain of youth the thing that would reverse aging and to keep us young looking for a longer time.  Scientists have reversed the effects of ageing on the skin of mice by blocking the action of a specific protein – NF-kappa-B.   This protein plays a role in numerous aspects of ageing.The team said the research would most likely lead to treatments to improve healing in older human patients. They stressed it was unlikely to be a potential “fountain of youth” but could help older people heal as quickly from injury as they did when they were younger.

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