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Melanie Figeley

Ancestral Health Symposium 2017:
A Brief Review 


Last week (09/07) Kristin and I attended the Ancestral Health Symposium 2017. It was my first time attending this event. I wanted to share a few things I learned and my experience. I will narrow this down to my favorite talks I attended.  Each talk was 40-45 minutes long with 5-10 minutes at the end for questions. There were two rooms going at once, so I had to make a choice on what interested me more. 

The symposium started out with a tough choice. Dr. Chris Masterjohn “Are We All Evolved to Eat High Protein?” or Robb Wolf “It’s Not Your Fault: How You're Wired To Eat”. I had to go with Dr. Masterjohn. (Thank you NTA for having Robb Wolf at the 2017 conference. I feel like this would have been similar to his talk I listened in on in March). 

Dr. Masterjohn’s talk was very interesting. He spoke about high protein diets, and if they are right for the masses. We know a high protein diet is not for everyone. Did you know how easily the toxic ammonia, a metabolic by product, builds up in the system if the system is not running properly? He really dove deep into the biochemistry of how the body would break down proteins and utilize them. He also pointed out a few genetic single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP’s) that prevent the body from breaking down nitrogen and urea cycle defects resulting in hyperammonemia. He had a few case studies of seemingly healthy young adults dying from these rare genetic disorders. What I took away from this was overeating protein is really a harmful thing on the body. I know about protein and gluconeogenesis, but I didn’t realize how taxing the excess nitrogen and uric acid is on the kidneys and liver.

Click here for Dr. Chris Masterjohn’s website  


Next up was a wonderful talk on Phyto-biologic warfare. This was presented by a charmingly enthusiastic ND resident, Guillermo Ruiz. During his time, he discussed his studies of carnivorous plants and how they adapted and evolved being able to produce enzymes to break down the insects they feed off. He focused on Sarracenia Purpurea. He spoke about using the botanical extracts of this plant with great success to treat and cure viral and bacterial infections. He also spoke on how plants have evolved. They have become more resilient and even at times dangerous for humans. This may have been my favorite talk of the entire event. He was so excited to be giving evidence based studies on simple botanical extracts being able to kill off pathogens. So nerdy and so cool! 

Click here for Guillermo Ruiz’s website

Another of the talks that spoke to me was Sally K. Norton, PhD. She very well could be the oxalate queen! She gave an eye-opening description of just how damaging oxalate crystals are to our bodies. She was prepared with slides of oxalate crystals in thyroid and breast tissue. She had pictures of oxalate mouth burns. These crystals resemble dagger like darts and they are destructive! I had a huge ah-ha moment. I have had many clients tell me that they have done a juice cleanse or started on green smoothies and they felt terrible afterwords, leaving them with a more inflamed gut than they started out with. Dr. Norton pointed out that when you blend or juice these high oxalate fruits and veggies the crystals break up and become more concentrated! She has a great website designed to help educate the masses about oxalate toxicity!

Click here for Dr. Sally K. Norton’s website


I am always interested in cancer talks. Although, outside my scope of practice, I am fascinated with natural treatments and preventative measures for cancer. Grace Lu, PharmD and Nasha Winters, ND gave an engaging lecture titled “The Dirt on Cancer and Chronic Disease: Modern Treatments Merge with Ancestral Sensibility”. A mouthful yes, but they kept me engaged the entire time. They spoke all about poop and the gut. Yay, poop! They highlighted studies regarding the change of the human microbiome since modern food has taken over. Sickness and chronic disease has become the norm since this switch from our ancestral diets.They gave examples of using an ancestral diet, movements, and modern therapies such as hydrotherapy and saunas to help detox and return the body to an “ancestral terrain”, also to remind us “all disease starts in the gut!”

Click here for Grace Lu’s website
Click here for Dr. Nasha Winter’s website

That rounds out my favorite talks I took the most away from. Not to say that I did not enjoy the rest. Here is a quick shot of the other talks I really enjoyed.

Dr. "MTHFR" himself, Ben Lynch’s talk was on “Dirty Genes”, his new book coming January 2018. Website


Nick Mailer, “How the “New Man” Inadvertently Sabotaged the First Ancestral Food”. FaceBook

Rand Akasheh, PhD, “Breast Cancer Pathogenesis and Dietary Recommendations” More Info

Lastly, they had a dental panel featuring three ancestral based dental physicians that had a lot to say about the narrowing of dental arches, plaque bio-films useful for the symbiotic relationship in the mouth, and the direct relationship between gut health and oral health. They all had great insight and ideas on ancestral health mixed with modern dentistry.

This adventure was so worth the $249 price tag. Three days were filled with wonderful information and engaging speakers. I plan to do some more in-depth research on a few things that really caught my attention. I have already begun an experiment on my mother, utilizing a low oxalate diet. I also have recommended a colleague check out the urea cycle disorder with one of her clients. Anytime I can attend an event with 150 like-minded humans I am happy. Lots of bare feet, glass vessels, and yoga pants! Overall, two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
 

 A Few Candid Shots! We ran into our NTA friends and fellow NTP's, Mackenzie Rogers and Daniele Della Valle! Kristin and I were super excited for our first day of school! 

 

To learn more about the Ancestral Health Symposium and the full line-up of speakers click here!



Melanie Figeley, NTP
Biotics Research NW
Customer Success Manager
Blood Chemistry Fundamentals
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Oorganik-15™

Parker Sing

Hey everyone!

On todays not so well known product video we talked about OOrganik-15™!

This product is essentially a concentrated source of methyl donors and acceptors with many practical applications. This formula can be useful with those dealing with free radical pathology as well as neuromuscular diseases.


Ideal candidates for this product would be the elderly as well as endurance athletes. You can take up to 5 before an endurance activity to allow your body the ability to better utilize oxygen and get you the most bang for your buck in terms of performance.

If you need metabolic support this product can be a real game changer for yourself and your family! The cost of the product for your clients/patients is around 17 dollars so very easy to add into the budget. Hope you all enjoy the day and stay tuned for more videos!

 Parker Sing, NTP
Blood Chem Specialist
Biotics Research NW, Inc.

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Lazy supplements for Malnutrition

Parker Sing

Hey guys!
It is Malnutrition awareness month/ week and today we talked again about lazy products! These are the kinds of items to add in if someone you know isn’t taking care of all of their dietary needs with food. Here is a brief list of the products we discussed!

NitroGreens: Give our clients a dose of dark leafy greens, If you have someone who has trouble eating veggies this is a great addition to their diet.

Bio-Trophic Plus: Whole food multi-vitamin, great to take with meals to add a bit more nutrient density to the meal
 

Whey/Pea-Protein: For our clients that have difficulty adding protein to their diet or those converting from a vegetarian or vegan diet.
 

Nutri-150: The newest product on the list, works as a meal replacement for those on the go!

In a perfect world our clients would eat exactly what we told them, for those that are a bit more stubborn here are some excellent products to consider adding in.

Hope you all enjoy the day and we will see ya next time!

 

 

Parker Sing, NTP
Blood Chem Specialist
Biotics Research NW, Inc.

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CurcumRx™ & Arsenic Toxicity

Melanie Figeley

 It is nearly impossible not to ingest arsenic in one form or another. Recent studies have shown Turmeric or more specifically the curcuminoid compounds found in the root have a positive effect on the DNA damage.  Curcumin has been shown to increase the repair of damage to DNA from arsenic and increased the repair enzyme, polymerase. Curcumin increased the detoxification enzymes, such as catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and serum oxide dismutase (SOD). 

As arsenic enters our systems through food, water, and chemicals it immediately starts the oxidation process.  Oxidation leads to cellular and DNA damage.  Arsenic toxicity has a wide range of symptoms from GI distress to cancer, as it is a type one carcinogen. Let us be proactive! Biotics Research CurcumRx™’s unique composition is 100 percent turmeric, featuring a minimum of 45 percent curcuminoids plus standardized levels of more than 200 beneficial nutrients found in turmeric root – including polysaccharides, dietary fiber, turmerone oil, and turmerin fiber. It is this unique composition that is responsible for its greater absorption, stability, and bioavailability. 


Melanie Figeley, NTP
Biotics Research NW
Customer Success Manager
Blood Chemistry Fundamentals
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Self Care Friday: Relaxation Edition

Melanie Figeley

Acupressure Mat! Just Do It!

Part of being a nutritional therapist is explaining to clients the importance of relaxing. No matter how crazy or hectic things get the power of a ten-minute break can turn your day around. I suggest all my clients invest in an acupressure mat. They are very inexpensive and portable.

Acupressure mats are like a bed of nails. At first, they are uncomfortable and your nerve endings go on high alert. After a few minutes when your body realizes it is not under attack the endorphins kick in, putting you into a Zen like state. All the tiny spikes on the skin are helping stimulate the nervous system increasing circulation. This is very helpful for pain management, headaches, and stress. To name a few.

I use mine daily. I like to go to bed and read while laying on my mat. I often do not make it more than 10 pages before falling out. There is some caution to be taken while using your mat. Elbows can easily be cut, especially if you fall asleep and jerk awake. Elderly or thin-skinned people may need to put a sheet over the mat or wear a light t-shirt. Don’t lay on them for a prolonged amount of time as you may wake up feeling like your skin is damaged. As with anything use your best judgement.

Check with your practitioner, they may very well have Acupressure Mats in their inventory!

Melanie Figeley, NTP
Biotics Research NW
Customer Success Manager
Blood Chemistry Fundamentals
Crystal Hoarder

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Product Review: Dismuzyme products

Parker Sing

Hey Friends!

 
Today we talked about some not so well known products, this week we discussed Dismuzyme Plus and the other versions in our line. This product is best designed to deal with free radical pathology as well as buffering the body from radiation. If you know any techs that work around complicated machinery they may consider using this product on a somewhat consistent basis. The elderly can benefit substantially from this product and, If you have someone that is immune compromised this product can also help to increase white blood cell count in the body. The cost to the client is very affordable as well, with versions of this product ranging from 22-40$ (retail cost.)
 
If you have any questions or think this product may be right for you give us a call at the office!
 

 

Parker Sing, NTP
Blood Chem Specialist
Biotics Research NW, Inc.

 

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Healthy Aging Tips

Parker Sing

Hey Friends!

Today we talked about supplements that can aid us as we age. Overtime certain systems in the body slow down and there are a variety of supplements that can help us counter these effects. Here are a list of some supplements to help us as we age!

Bio-D Mulsion Forte™: As we age our skin becomes less effective at absorbing Vitamin D, to counter this take around 2000ius of Vitamin D each day

Bio-CMP™: Our muscles start to become less effective and susceptible to cramps and aches. Part of this is a lack of balance between Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium. To balance, consider having a couple of these each day.

ResveraSirt-HP® or Vasculosirt®: Resveratrol helps keep or vasculature up to date, as circulation starts to become inhibited daily doses of resveratrol can go a long way.

Bio-K forte Caps®: Supplies K2, an important nutrient for dealing with Calcium disorganization in the body. If you have someone who has weak or brittle bones daily supplementation of K2 will help force Calcium back into the bones.

Hope this helps, get out and enjoy the day!

 

Parker Sing, NTP
Blood Chem Specialist
Biotics Research NW, Inc

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Pain Awareness Month!

Parker Sing

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today we chatted briefly about pain management! When it comes to chronic pain we rarely talk about the resources that are drained from the body when someone experiences this issue for a long period of time. Here are a few products that work well for those dealing with constant pain.

B-Vitamins: Are constantly being used up to send information to the brain that you are experiencing pain. To recharge B6 Phosphate is incredibly beneficial for those experiencing pain.

Aqua Mg-Cl™: for muscle pain, keeping a balance of magnesium is integral for long term support of muscle pain. Be careful with this product as too much can cause loose stools.

Intenzyme Forte™: Digestive enzymes, helps take some of the burden off of the body when it comes to long term inflammation.

Bio-Mega 3™: Omega 3 can become drained from the body quickly if your client experiences long term pain as well as inflammation. Keep them stocked up so their body can continue healing.

 Thank you all for tuning in to my Facebook Live videos every Monday and Wednesday morning!

Hope you all enjoy the week!

Parker Sing, NTP
Biotics Research NW, Inc.
Blood Chemistry Specialist

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Hyperbetalipoproteinemia!

Parker Sing

Hey Everyone!

Today I talked about a condition known as Hyperbetalipoprteinemia! This is a surprisingly common condition with the potential to do some serious damage to yourselves and your family. It is a genetic condition where your body is unable to process LDL leading to all sorts of bad potential cardiovascular complications. To regulate you will need to support your client with the following protocol every 1-2 years. To complete the protocol you will only need to use one bottle of Lipid-Sirt®, the primary product that supports this situation. The primary indicator on blood work that someone is dealing with this is cholesterol greater than 250, LDL greater than 150 with normal triglycerides and HDL.

 

Lipid-Sirt® (2) 3x each day

Beta-TCP™ (2) 3x each day

 

The Lipid-Sirt® will clear the LDL form the receptor sites and the Beta-tcp will remove it from the body. Don’t forget this is a genetic condition so be sure to inquire about any other family members that could be dealing with the same condition.  

 


Best regards,

Parker Sing, NTP
Biotics Research NW, Inc.
Blood Chemistry Specialist

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Air Quality Support

Melanie Figeley

Is it truly possible for us to avoid going out doors and staying in our homes all day? I wish it were that simple. Biotics Research NW has a few supplemental suggestions to help. 

GHS Plus™ Provides L-Glutathione, fortified with N-acetyl-L-cysteine and glycine. Glutathione binds to a compound called nitric oxide to make nitrosoglutathione and this is the endogenous bronchodilator. A bronchodilator prevents bronchoconstriction, constriction of the bronchioles. That’s the defining feature of asthma, and one of the drugs that asthmatics have to take is a bronchodilator. If you look at asthma, not only is glutathione very depleted in the lungs but nitrosoglutathione, the endogenous bronchodilator, is very depleted. And in a severe asthma attack, nitrosoglutathione levels can reach zero. So basically, asthma — maybe this is slightly oversimplifying things, but it may be the case that we should see asthma primarily as a condition of glutathione depletion and particularly depletion of endogenous glutathione-derived bronchodilator that we then must compensate for with a pharmaceutical bronchodilator in order to try to relieve the symptoms of an asthma attack. (Thank you Chris Masterjohn, PhD) 

HistoPlex AB® Suffering from airborne allergies tend to provoke responses such as respiratory symptoms, sinus congestion, nasal drainage, post-nasal drip, coughing, red, watery, runny eyes, and dark undereye circles. HistoPlex-AB® is an innovative supplement that allows you to efficiently support your symptoms.  

Pneuma-Zyme supplies neonatal lung tissue concentrate from bovine along with other nutrient factors such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and citrus bioflavonoids, as well as the plant source antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase. Supports immune and upper respiratory health as well as proper lung function. Patients with asthma, emphysema, smoker’s cough, adrenal or cardiac stress, or environmental allergies or sensitivities may benefit from this supplement.***Use in conjunction with Oorganik-15™ with upper respiratory problems. 

 

Melanie Figeley, NTP
Biotics Research NW
Customer Success Manager
Blood Chemistry Fundamentals
Crystal Hoarder

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