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What are Electrolytes, Why are they important?

What are Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are well recognised for the amazing role they play in the body. But despite this few really know what they do, why they are important, and even what they are.

And so what are electrolytes, and why is the word “ion” so important in comprehending their function?

Years ago I was presenting our natural treatments to a medical doctor. He had used one of our products for years, but it wasn’t until I arrived at his practice that I realized he wasn’t a naturopath (i.e. registered natural doctor in Australia).

And so the humiliation began as he, one by one, disparagingly consigned all of my other products to the reject pile.

Then I handed him a bottle of liquid Ionic Sea Minerals.

After reading the formula he offered a condescending suggestion that these minerals weren’t “medical” strength and didn’t stack up to his tablets that were much “stronger”.

“Well of course, doctor, the thing that sets these minerals apart is that they are ionic”, I replied.

“What does ionic mean?”, he retorted.

After I pushed picked myself up from the floor (where I had fallen in amazement that an experienced doctor didn’t know his Year 11 chemistry) I explained that ions are charged atoms – much higher quality and greater absorption than other mineral supplements.

His next move was to hit his speed dial, calling a pharmacist on his office speakerphone.

“I’ve got a rep here trying to sell me ionic minerals. Can you tell me what an ion is?”

This exercise, designed to throw egg on my face, saw him soaking in it.

“Oh, I’m not sure, Doctor. I don’t really know what an ion is. I know at the herb store they say ionic minerals are better than other types, but I don’t know why. Perhaps you may like to check with them?”

Well that was the effective end of my interview with the good doctor. I exited the surgery stunned at the abject ignorance of these medical people.

An ionic mineral, or electrolyte, is an electrically charged element. When an element has an even number of electrons and protons it is called an atom. But when there is an uneven number it is called an ion.

Atoms and ions are the building blocks of all things. But as ions carry a charge that atoms do not, they play a vital role in the electrical reactions that take place throughout the body.

That means that every body cell needs ions, or electrolytes, to function. And so every person alive needs electrolytes. Without them we die.

So who really understands what an electrolyte is? Perhaps the next time you visit your doctor you should ask the question, “Doctor, what is an ionic mineral?”

The answer you get may be enlightening on many levels.

Itchy Bottom Curse

Itchy Bottom Curse

Itchy Bottom Curse,  Nothing is more frustrating than repeated pinworm infection in children. In fact one of the most common questions we are asked here at Genesis is, “Why do my kids keep getting these worms?”

The answer may surprise you.

Typically parents treat their children with a chocolate square or tablet from the pharmacy that carry the claim of cure from just a single dose, perhaps repeated after 2 weeks. But the story is more complicated than that, and there are little-known factors that render the one or two-shot drug treatments ineffective.

1. Pinworms don’t lay their eggs inside the body.

Yep, that’s right. Ever wondered what those worms are doing down there to cause the itch? They are exiting the body to lay their eggs around the outside of the anus. The drugs do eliminate adult worms on the inside, but what do they do to the eggs already outside the body? Nothing. The drugs don’t ever reach them.

2. Pinworms are prolific breeders.

When we say eggs, we mean lots of them. Mature pinworms can lay up to 20,000 eggs per day.

3. All those eggs go on a journey.

Once laid those thousands of eggs fall off the body into pajamas, underwear and bed clothing. When these items are handled the pinworm eggs become airborne, landing on hard surfaces where they can remain active for up to three weeks. The child later touches a doorknob, eats a piece of fruit, and hey presto! Reinfection has taken place, possibly weeks after taking the drug to kill off these things.

Pinworm reinfestation will keep taking place until the lifecycle is broken. And that requires administering anti-worm treatments on a daily basis beyond the viability of the eggs in the environment – at least 3 weeks.

Herbal treatments have been used in some cases for centuries to successfully eradicate pinworm infection. And unlike pharmaceutical (synthetic) options, herbal remedies are usually safe to take on a daily basis for long enough to break the worm lifecycle.

There is an answer to and Itchy Bottom Curse and persistent pinworm infestation, and it has been there for centuries.

Candida Chlorine Portland

Candida Chlorine – the Chlorine Link

Candida Chlorine – the Chlorine Link, is hailed as a wonder of the modern world. Portrayed as a safe disinfectant, Chlorine is used in water supplies worldwide from Portland to New York  to eradicate bacterial infection, rendering it safe to drink.

Chlorine comes with a price though, and that is the worldwide increase in candida-related infections such as thrush. How so?

From the early twentieth century the search was on for a cheap and effective way to disinfect the huge bodies of water required to service our ever-growing cities. Showing promise in halting a typhoid epidemic in England in 1905, chlorination quickly became the method of choice for eliminating pathogens from our water supply.

What does this have to do with candida? Read on for the connection.

Harboring in your intestinal system are 100 trillion beneficial bacteria and yeasts. These organisms are naturally balanced and vital for life. Lurking amongst these is the yeast candida albicans, playing a beneficial role in trace amounts. Good bacteria prey on candida keeping the yeast in our gut at the right levels.

Enter: Chlorinated tap water! Chlorine, designed to kill bacteria, suppress the beneficial bacteria in your gut but leave behind yeasts. Candida, having now lost its predator, proliferates rapidly and colonizes your intestinal system in as little as 4 hours.

Excess candida is then absorbed like a nutrient, and your circulatory system delivers it to all parts of your body. Here it shows up as thrush, tinea, digestive problems, brain fog, white tongue, etc.

And it likely started with the suppression of beneficial bacteria in your gut by chlorine in your water.

Widespread candida infection was born in the 20th century as a result of antibiotics (which also kill bacteria but leave yeasts untouched), modern diets and chlorine in our water supply.

Are you safe if you avoid tap water? No. After all, what do you bathe in? What do you wash with? What do you water your organic vegetable garden with?

If the answer is tap water then chlorine is in your environment constantly suppressing the beneficial bacteria in your gut and leaving the door ajar for candida to proliferate.

This is why candida always comes back – the factors that contribute to its growth are ever present in our modern world. And why the only solution to thrush and other candida-related conditions is regular use of herbal formulas that kill candida. Yes, such remedies do exist, and they work!

If you don’t know where to start,
products like Vitaklenz will help

Genesis Health Products Detox Caloundra

Genesis Health Products Detox Caloundra

TOXINS are poisonous substances produced by living organisms. Detoxing is a way of eliminating these toxins. Toxins are a common problem. Toxins are produced by all sorts of unhealthy organisms that live in humans. These include bacteria, worms, food & water-borne parasites.

Parasites are by far the most successful life form on the planet. Medical experts in one Western country find parasites in over 90% of the people they examine. These unwelcome invaders feed on the nutrients in your food and load you down with their many secretions and excretions (toxins).

You may not feel them, but you will notice the presence of their toxins! Abdominal pain, bad breath, bowel irritation, fluid retention, food sensitivities, joint/muscle pain, allergies, bloating, fatigue, unexplained fevers, chronic vaginal itching, rashes, gas and stomach cramps are just a few of the common signs of the toxins caused by various unhealthy organisms or parasites.

Many popular “Detox Programs” are ineffective as they generally ignore parasites. Effective Detox treatments should also eliminate the true source of toxins – parasites. Not just the toxins themselves. Shorter treatments lasting less than 30 days will not eliminate parasites properly, but leave behind eggs and larvae to live on. Well established or long term infestations often need ongoing treatment lasting 60 or even 90 days to ensure a thorough cleanse.

Finally, no thorough detox treatment is complete without a system recharge. Replenishing your digestive tract with beneficial bacteria boosts your immunity and helps close the door on future infestations.

Detox, then Recharge!

And so Detox is not a quick fix. It encompasses a whole wellness program, weeding out toxins and the parasites that put them there, seeding your system with beneficial bacteria and feeding the process with minerals to make it all work. Detox is more than a buzzword. It is a way of maintaining vibrant health.

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How Common Are Parasites?

Most people are not aware of the danger to their health posed by parasites; nevertheless, if one looks in the right places, one can find a lot of literature on the subject of parasites and the harmful effects they can produce.

Well over 80% of patients we check have some type of parasite or bacteria and the slight inflammation of the abdomen, and unrelated pains and aches which indicate the presence of parasites.

For instance, in a pamphlet put out by a medical manufacturer in America, we read:  Continue reading How Common Are Parasites?

What can be done about Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia was a word that didn’t officially exist until 1990. That was when the American College of Rheumatology identified a list of health factors that suggested a condition that they termed “fibromyalgia”.

How can fibromyalgia be best defined? Nothing can better describe the effects of this condition than can the simple term “chronic pain”.

Previously known for over a century by a number of terms such as fibrocitis, psychogenic rheumatism, chronic muscle pain syndrome or tension myalgias, fibromyalgia is  Continue reading What can be done about Fibromyalgia?

What are minerals & trace elements?

Plants cannot produce minerals. Plants extract and assimilate metallic minerals from the soil they grow in. Through a diet of plant matter, and also by consuming animals that eat plants, humans assimilate minerals.

Like many things in life, minerals, although essential for our well being, are taken for granted. It is only in recent years that the public in general have become aware of these essential building blocks.

There would be no life without minerals. Given the fact that the main source of minerals is from plant matter, and that in most cases plants are grown in mineral deficient soil, it is  Continue reading What are minerals & trace elements?


The World’s Skinniest Fat!

 Coconuts get a lot of bad press. There is a widely held misconception that their saturated fat content raises cholesterol and piles on the kilos. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Modern research has found that coconuts act in quite the reverse. Saturated fats are now recognised as essential to health, with no automatic negative impact on bad cholesterol or retention of fat. (The villains of the fat story are actually Continue reading The World’s Skinniest Fat!

Coconut – The Fruit of Paradise

“Fruit”, I hear you say? Yes, that’s right. Despite the name (and common opinion) coconuts are actually the fruit of the coco palm.

Coconuts come from one of the world’s most versatile trees, with virtually all parts being useful. The leaves are used for making fans, baskets and thatch. The husk fibre is great for mats, stuffing and rope. Coconut timber is highly regarded for its fine grain and high-polish finish. The nutshells make great containers, and even the root can be chewed as a narcotic.

And of course you can Continue reading Coconut – The Fruit of Paradise

The disastrous effects of mineral deficiencies

Inadequate levels of minerals in the human diet cause untold millions to suffer from all manner of avoidable diseases. The following are just a handful of the issues that are related to micro nutrient deficiencies. Of particular concern are the mineral and trace element deficiencies.

Continue reading The disastrous effects of mineral deficiencies