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Love Lorna

In this issue:
  • Sunscreens Fail to Protect and May Harm
  • Is Your Fish oil "Green"?
  • Stop Snoring
Sunscreens Fail to Protect and May Harm

EWG sent out a shocking report that had Coppertone, Neutrogena and Banana Boat scrambling to refute the evidence that their sunscreen products don't protect you and may be harmful. According to EWG,

"Four out of 5 sunscreens don't give
the protection you need,

blocking too little of the sun's harmful UV radiation, or containing ingredients with significant safety concerns. Leading brands were the worst offenders: None of market leader Coppertone's 41 sunscreen products met EWG's criteria for safety and effectiveness, and only 1 of 103 products from Neutrogena and Banana Boat, the second- and third-largest manufacturers, are recommended by EWG. This ground-breaking research is based on nearly 400 peer-reviewed studies of the 17 sunscreen chemicals approved for use in the U.S. EWG's scientists found that some popular sunscreen chemicals actually break down when exposed to sunlight.

Other sunscreen ingredients penetrate the skin and pose health concerns including allergic reaction, hormone disruption and skin damage.


Here are EWG's top picks:
  1. Keys Soap Solar Rx Therapeutic Sunblock
  2. Trukid Sunny Days Facestick Mineral Sunscreen UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum
  3. California Baby Sunblock Stick No Fragrance (Lorna's favorite)
  4. Badger Sunscreen
  5. Marie Veronique Skin Therapy Sun Serum
For a complete list click on:
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/special/sunscreens2008/

I have said this for years, "let's protect our skin from too much sun exposure. Wear a hat, a long sleeved shirt and avoid the peak times where the sun's rays are too strong. For children buy them UV rated clothing. There are several companies making this great protective wear www.nozone.ca and www.solartex.com All of my grandchildren wear this clothing throughout the summer."

If you do have to expose your skin then sunscreens containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide appear to be the least toxic and provide great UV protection. These ingredients should not be made into nano particles (a new method of making ingredients super small) as this can alter their safety. You also do not want them in powder or spray form.

Is Your Fish Oil "GREEN"

When we take our nutritional supplements everyday the last thing we think about is whether or not they are "GREEN". For decades now I have faithfully taken my fish oil supplement that is molecularly-distilled and pharmaceutical grade from small fishes. But a few years back I started asking was fish oil part of a bigger environmental problem? Yes fish oil contains EPA and DHA with important health benefits but at what environmental cost? What I discovered had me searching for a viable alternative and here's why:

According to the International Fish meal and Fish oil Organization most fish oil (over 80%) is used to feed fish in aquaculture. Fish oil is essentially used in high technology aquaculture, such as for salmon—as a substitute for fish meal. So yes we are producing fish oil to feed fish in fish farms to make more fish for human consumption and more fish oil. Less than 10% of fish oil is produced for human consumption. The largest producers of fish oil are Peru and Chile (accounting for 31% and 13% of the world production respectively). More than 80% of world production originates in 10 countries Peru, Chile, China, Thailand, USA, Denmark, Iceland, Japan and Spain. Some Norwegian fish oils actually originate in the Moroccan cities of Tan Tan and Agadir. With the growing fish oil market for both aquaculture and human consumption traceability of fish oil becomes an important issue.

It is undisputed that fish farming creates massive environmental concerns including extremely high sea lice populations; the increased use of pesticides in fish farm pens to control sea lice; antibiotic use to keep overcrowded fish alive; and escapes of fish species that are not indigenous to the area where they are farmed.

Environmental disaster—30,000 fish
escape a west coast fish farm

For example on July 3, 2008 another fish escape from a west coast fish farm occurred near Campbell River. Over 30,000 farmed salmon were released in the latest fish escape now totalling over 120,000 fish escaping in the last 6 months. The latest escape could not have come at a more critical time with wild salmon returning to spawn in the regions where the farmed fish escaped.

What do we do? We need EPA and DHA to protect our heart, for healthy brain and eye development, prevention and treatment of skin diseases, arthritis, for immune function and more. For years I have been searching for a plant source of EPA. We already have a vegetarian algae source of DHA. After reviewing fatty acid work by Dr. Chilton, Ph.D. on a novel plant seed called Echium I knew I had to tell you about it.

Echium oil is an excellent source of Omega 3, 6 and 9 polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially stearidonic acid and GLA). Echium contains 15 to 30% stearidonic acid (SDA) which is readily converted to EPA. No other plant oil contains high amounts of GLA, ALA and easily provides EPA.

Why not just eat Flax?

 For decades a debate about whether flaxseed oil could provide adequate levels of EPA. Flaxseed should never be used for its EPA producing ability.

Flaxseed oil is a wonderful healing oil
but it is not a source of EPA.

I use flaxseed oil everyday on salads and other foods but it is not the oil I use for EPA and DHA. And research shows it is poorly converted to EPA and that it provides absolutely no DHA. One study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluated 45 healthy men and post menopausal women (18 to 65). They all had normal cholesterol and were asked to eat olive oil as their oil source. They were divided into 3 groups. One got ALA (flax), SDA (echium) or EPA. Each was given 750mg for 3 weeks and then 1,500mg for 3 weeks in a supplement. Both the echium and EPA groups had significant increases in EPA in red blood cells. There was no increase in EPA in the ALA group. None of the ALA, SDA or EPA groups showed significant increases in DHA. Which means that we must supplement with DHA. The reason why the flax ALA group did not have an increase in EPA in red blood cells was because of an enzyme in the body that is need to convert ALA to EPA. This enzyme called the Delta-6-desaturase if not working properly stops the conversion of ALA to EPA. Echium contains high amounts of SDA which bypasses the enzyme and easily allows the manufacture of EPA as seen in this study. The Flax Council of Canada states that Flaxseed has a limited conversion in healthy people of up to 8 percent. New very sophisticated studies are showing this is rare. The reasons why the Delta-6-desaturase enzyme does not work and we can't convert to EPA are as follows:
  • Anyone with diabetes has a faulty delta-6 enzyme
  • Viral infection
  • Allergic disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Stress hormones
  • Aging
  • Menopause (menopausal women have been found to have an inactive enzyme)
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Arachidonic acid
  • Saturated fat
  • Trans fatty acid consumption in the diet
  • Nutrient deficiency of Zinc, B6, vitamin C


Echium Beauty Oil
Echium oil is derived from the seeds of a unique member of the borage family of plants. Not only is Echium a great source of EPA but it also contains high levels of GLA. Stearidonic acid and GLA exist in high concentrations in Echium oil. Stearidonic acid and GLA have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Both are excellent skin fatty acids for preventing and treating eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, rashes and more. Research has confirmed that GLA-containing oils have positive effects in breast cancer treatment; they enhance lubrication in those with Sjogren's syndrome; help relieve PMS symptoms, breast pain, skin conditions (including eczema and psoriasis, and wrinkles), and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children; improve cardiovascular health, mental health; and the list goes on.

Echium oil contains more GLA than evening
primrose oil per milligram, so people can
take less to get the same effect.


GLA Protects Breasts
A British study published in 2000 observed women who had locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer (when cancer cells spread elsewhere in the body). They found that women with breast cancer who were taking Tamoxifen (a drug that blocks estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer) and received GLA demonstrated faster clinical response than those taking Tamoxifen alone. Study participants received 3 grams of GLA. The researchers concluded that GLA was a useful adjunct to primary Tamoxifen treatment with no serious side effects: " this study suggests high-dose oral GLA to be a valuable new agent in the treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer."


Echium for Cholesterol Levels
Further echium research has found dosages of 1.5 grams of SDA lowered total cholesterol and improved good cholesterol levels. To read the full research article click here. Dr. Chilton author of the book The Inflammation Nation was one of the main contributors to this research using echium.

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is one of the two important fatty acids in fish oils (the other is EPA). DHA is essential for the proper functioning of the adult brain, and for the development of the nervous system and visual abilities. It is essential for smart babies too. DHA research has shown it reduces the risk of heart disease.

The human brain is about 60% fat, and DHA is one of the crucial structural fatty acids in both the brain and the retina. Many vegetarians, vegans, and raw foods dieters are also at risk of insufficient DHA unless they supplement with DHA.

North American babies have much lower levels of
DHA than babies born in Asian countries. DHA
plays a role in our babies IQ. So if you want
a super smart baby use DHA
br /> Lorna's Beautiful Skin Program

We all want glowing, smooth skin and my beautiful skin program delivers just that.
  • 1 to 2 tsp of Echium oil and DHA
  • 10 drops of Choline-stabilized Orthosilicic Acid
  • 1 packet of MULTISMART
  • Apply 10% Celadrin Super Strength skin cream twice per day on cleansed skin.
Snoring Have Your Husband in the Guest Room?

Terry, one of my subscribers, wrote me a letter begging for help for her husband John. She said, "If we can't get his snoring under control the entire family is ready to send him to the garage to sleep. Her sons slept in the basement two floors below their father's bedroom but they could still hear him snore. Her next door neighbor had to close their bedroom window in the summer because they could hear her husband snoring at night."
Snoring does not just disrupt your sleep but it is
down right dangerous to your health.

Sleep apnea can develop whereby breathing is interrupted throughout the night. Those who snore often have disrupted sleep which can cause an increased risk of road accidents or accidents at work because of sleepiness. Some authorities now suggest that up to a quarter of road accidents may be caused by the effects of sleep problems. High blood pressure is often seen in snorers. An increased risk of angina, heart attack and strokes is also seen in those who snore.

The causes of snoring include:
  • Obesity or weight gain, even 15 pounds of extra fat can cause snoring
  • Drinking alcohol as it relaxes the throat increasing snoring
  • Allergies are a big culprit
If you have tried everything for snoring from nose strips, sprays, allergy pills with no luck you will be interested in what I have found. MegaVent stop snoring aid has been compared to the most popular nose strips and participants found a 74% improvement in snoring.

Many people have a problem sleeping with their mouth closed because they can't breathe well through the nose. Wearing MegaVents at night will make it considerably easier to sleep with your mouth closed because you will be able to breathe so much better. One of the great side effects of sleeping with your mouth closed is reduced snoring. If you want to stop snoring try a pair of MegaVents. MegaVents also help tremendously for people who get dry mouth from sleeping with their mouth open.

MegaVent has put together an offer just for subscribers to my newsletter. Use "Lorna" for the coupon code and you will get 10% off the price of your order at checkout. For more information on MegaVent or to place an order click here.

Since using MegaVent John hasn't had to move out of the garage. My family and friends are thrilled at how well MegaVents work to improve their breathing and help to reduce their snoring.

I would also like to add that MegaVent does have a 100% money back guarantee. Good luck and if you do try the MegaVents I would love to hear how they worked for you.