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Rice “N” Roulette! Toxic Rice

Rice Patty Bali, Ubud

Rice “N” Roulette!

I was recently traveling through Bali in Indonesia and was fascinated with the rice paddies. I know a total touristy thing to do right?

After I got up close and personal with the rice paddies I started to pay closer attention to the water it was growing in. This started me on a journey of finding out more. So if you love rice and want to put your fingers in your ears this is the point you should tune out.

I noticed rubbish in the water and green slimy moss growing just below the surface too. Thus, began my research into rice and its relationship to water. Rice famers need a lot of water to grow rice, roughly 1400 litres per kg of rice. WOAH, that’s a lot… they also tend to recycle water also. So, my question was how safe is rice?

After reading a whole bunch of scientific papers on heavy metals in rice I am really concerned that this staple food can be quite toxic depending on how it’s grown and where it’s grown. Much of the concern came from some imported rice. Without naming names there are some countries that where just not safe. There was also some research that even suggested that some Australian Brown Rice is high in lead, because of the husk on the brown hadn’t been polished off.

Of the imported rice tested it was shown to be high in arsenic, cadmium and lead, these levels were well above the Australian standard.  What most people don’t know is that our food chain is the greatest source of daily heavy metal exposure outside of industry and smoking.

After testing hundreds of people, I have seen heavy metal toxicity from people from all over the world and in all age groups too. From young toddlers right up to the elderly. It raises concerns as to the how wide spread heavy metal toxicity really is.

For my family we are only buying organic foods and avoiding everything else. This is especially true for foods like rice!

As a Naturopath / Nutritionist our family also adds in some specific super foods to help reduce our toxic burden. (We’ll cover this in the next on our blog). If you can’t wait you can always book a free 15min consultation wit me!

Cheers

Scott Collins Medical Medium Naturopath

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Superbiotic Grasses – 1 Product 5 Benefits

Grasses of Life Superbiotic Grasses

​The Secret Super Food Life Hack!

Scott Collins Medical Medium / Naturopath

As the Naturopath with Grasses of Life, I Love Grasses and I love Fermented Foods. Organic Superbiotic Grasses is one of the world’s best kept nutritional secrets. OMG, is the best way to describe it. When you take a closer look it gets exciting, it's a fermented probiotic food, it's a multi-vitamin, an anti-oxidant, a source of Chlorophyll, a source of minerals, an energy food, helps wake up digestion and aids detoxification.

I get animated about Fermented foods because foods are transformed making it easier for our digestive systems to suck up the essential nutrients. In our modern world busy lives and stress disrupt how the gut works, making it sluggish. This is where fermented foods really make a difference. The nutrients have been broken down for fast absorption.

Now add in some Super food Grasses to the Mix and my nutrition nerd gets really excited. Not only are we getting a whole bunch or predigested super nutrients to help power our day, we are helping our guts, our liver and our brains too. Yummmmmmm

​You’ll notice it’s quite sour and this is too has a benefit. Sour tells the body to get ready for food… And before you go YUK, know that sour is like a massive kick start for your digestion.

By the way if you react to sour, it usually tells me that you have too much sweet in diet.

If you would like more help, book in an online appointment with Scott

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Me & the Bees, My Life and Thiers

In the not to distant future, I sit in my old arm chair looking out the port hole of the spacecraft I call home. As I reflect upon a time when I lived on a planet called Earth.  Inside the metal life raft I yearn to feel the wind and crave the coolness of the ocean as it laps my skin or even the smell of trees filling my senses. 

I also reflect on the many chances we had and the countless opportunities to avoid a future where we had to leave our home, Earth. What if we had listened, what if we had made other choices. I still see the potential in humanity and I still know we will get it right and come together as a collective.

We are interdependent on all the inhabitants of earth to thrive and survive. And then there are the bees, gorgeous buzzing, incrediblelife-giving Bees. I just love bees, however knowing they’re in peril from humanactivity is well, “Heart Breaking”. Is moment right now a chance, an opportunity for me and you to live and thrive on mother Earth.  

What if Bees, are the canary inthe coal mine.  It’s like our early warning system has been activated and we have been given notice of imminent danger. Dramatic as it sounds, I feel much of what is causing illness in beesis making us sick, the toxic sprays and chemicals used in farming. Unlike humans,Bees are not as resilient. We can live decades before the effects toxicaccumulation start to show. 

It’s the resilience of humans that slows change down. Why? Because the direct effects of eating foods laden with sprays/chemicals make take decades to show. Just look at DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) a pesticide from the 1940’s is still wreaking havoc in our food chain 70+ yearslater. It was banned in the 80’s yet is still found in animals and in humans. 

Our plight as healthy humans is directly connected to the humble bee. Like them we are affected by what’s in our food and environment. You may not see a direct correlation, but the bees are showing us.

Choose organic produce over non, choose chemical free personal care products, and resist using sprays and insecticides/pesticides in your own garden. Consumer power rules in our world, so vote wisely.

As veteran health practitioner, I now test all my patients for heavy metals and recommend adding detox foods to your diet. (See below) This is essential until we change our chemically driven world. 

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3 Common Misconceptions about Heartburn/Acid Re-flux

Heal Heart Burn, Reflux and Indegestion

Do you or a loved one suffer Heartburn or Acid Re-flux?

It feels like an acidic burn sitting in your stomach or chest. It can even feel sickly as it works its way up to the throat and in many cases, is quite painful

People find this happens after excess alcohol consumption, eating a large meal, or going to bed too soon after a meal.

Acid Re-flux can be caused by over-eating, consuming foods that are high in sugar, too much coffee, citrus fruits, alcohol (particularly red wine) or even chocolate.

As a former sufferer, I know how horribly uncomfortable it feels. I used to rely on popping 'Quickeze' and 'Mylanta' which reduced some of the symptoms, but did nothing to resolve the issue long term.

My problem became so serious that I went to see a Gastroenterologist who said I had to be medicated for life!

Can you imagine???

That was not the answer I wanted to hear. I said “no” to the medication and began to change my diet and heal my Gut, for good.

I am now 100% symptom free!

I want to share with you some common misconceptions that may be able to support you or your loved one in becoming symptom-free as well, for good.

1. People with Heartburn/Re-flux often misunderstand how serious this health issue is.

Un/mistreated, this can potentially lead to stomach ulcers, scar tissue that blocks the oesophagus and can even increase the risk of cancer of the throat or stomach.

2. Self-Medication is only symptomatic!

As a Naturopath/Nutritionist I have noticed that people often self-diagnose and self-medicate with over-the-counter-medication and this is not always appropriate. In fact, these medications are only symptomatic.

Make sure you see a health care professional who can diagnose the issue.

3. Heartburn/Re-flux can be a result of EITHER excess OR in-excess of gut acid production.

For example…
When the acid is in excess, it creates a condition called hyperchlorhydria. Normally the pH will return to normal after a couple of hours post eating. In this condition, the stomach remains overly acidic outside of meal times, causing irritation and inflammation.

Alternatively, when your stomach acid is low it can also do damage. The food breaks down too slowly after a meal. This causes the food contents/acids to rise towards the oesophagus, causing irritation and inflammation. Even though the acid is low for effective digestion, its still acidic enough to irritate the oesophagus or the throat.

In conditions of low acid, over-the-counter-medications which are designed to reduce acid may NOT the best option!!!

As a Naturopath/Nutritionist, I want to let you know about my personally designed Gut Food Product that I wish was around when I needed it!

Grasses of Life Pre-biotic Gut Food has been formulated to fuel your friendly gut bacteria. It's all natural and good for any tummy!

It was designed to support healing and soothing the inflamed areas and to reduce symptoms of Acid re-flux/Heart Burn.

It contains real foods such as Marshmallow Root, fermented L-Glutamine, Slippery Elm, Inulin (from artichoke) and Aloe Vera (with no preservatives, flavours or colours) and is vegan friendly!

If you experience Re-flux or heartburn, we invite you to give your GUT some “tender loving care”!

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Cheers, Scott.

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