Lifestyle Excellence CREATED BY AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER HEALTH RETREAT FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION 9 er 200 -Octob st Augu ing pr S Living Longer By Gary Martin ND. The life expectancy at birth of Australians, as at 2009, is 81.6 years, the seventh highest in the world. In 2001, the country boasted over 3000 living centenarians. However, when we look at the medical needs of those over 60, the levels of chronic disease and the steady increase in nursing home residents, the picture is not so rosy. Many would prefer to live a shorter life rather than suffer the slow and painful degeneration of body and mind during the last quarter. The health intelligence acquired and the choices made during the prime years will determine to a great degree the quality of life experienced in old age. Eating properly and doing regular insulin response through improper diet exercise will make a big difference can lead to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, when preparing for the long haul. When osteoporosis, dementia, gum disease, it comes to eating, however, there are dental decay and cancer. many differing opinions as to what is Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing “To eat is a necessity, but to considered proper. Irrespective of the chronic disease, and the sixth highest cause eat intelligently is an art". various belief systems that inﬂuence diet, of death. Over one million Australians are La Roch Efoucould there is a truth that can signiﬁcantly presently diagnosed, and the ﬁgure will reduce the rate of aging, promote optimal reach 2.5 million by 2014. In 2007, the wellness and prolong life. The science of World Health Organization reported that insulin is a vital key for understanding there were 246 million diagnosed cases and achieving quality longevity. worldwide. Type 2 diabetes costs the Insulin is a hormone produced in the Australian taxpayer $3 billion per year, or Lifestyle Excellence 12% of the total health budget. pancreas and released in response to Editor: April Patane elevations in blood glucose levels. It Design: Heather North - Living Valley Design Yet, with a simple shift in the Publisher: Living Valley Springs has an extensive effect on metabolism, carbohydrate-protein-fat ratio in one’s inﬂuencing many bodily functions. Insulin diet, diabetes Type 2 can be avoided, Living Valley Springs causes cells in the liver and muscle to take stabilised, managed and even cured. PO Box 35, Kin Kin, 4571, Australia Ph: 1800 644 733 (or +617 5485 4344) up glucose from the blood to be stored as When excessive carbohydrates are Fax: 07 5485 4346 glycogen. Glucose is also conveyed into ingested over a long period of time, Email: email@example.com fat cells by insulin, which then inhibits the insulin receptors in muscle, liver and use of fat as a source of energy. Basically, fat cells become insulin resistant. They insulin converts sugar and other food into fail to take up sugar. This results in Visit our website at energy for immediate use, or for storage uncontrolled levels of glucose building www.lvs.com.au to be used in times of need. Insulin, more up in the blood. than any other hormone, regulates the rate of aging. Poor management of the Continued on page 2 PAGE 2 PAGE Lifestyle Excellence Live Longer E di t o r’s Continued from p.1 Message Insulin receptors in the hypothalamus also become resistant, creating a carbohydrates in the diet, animals live much longer and the rate of aging is devastating domino effect throughout the signiﬁcantly reduced. Would you like to live for 100 years or endocrine system. Thyroid function slows longer? Longevity is a grand ambition, At Living Valley Springs we have down, testosterone and adrenal-hormone successfully treated many cases of but it’s how we live now that determines levels reduce, melatonin production at if we are able to enjoy those additional diabetes. However, the rate of long night decreases and oestrogen goes up. term success is obviously dependant years. Gary Martin ND. explains in his A prolonged elevation in blood glucose article “Living Longer” the vital part on compliance by the patient. Through will cause heart disease, obesity, impaireda basic weight loss program and ten insulin plays in the role of aging. eyesight, peripheral vascular disease, highday cleanse, followed by a reduction in Regular exercise is also important blood pressure and many other diseases. dietary carbohydrate and an increase in in preparing for a long healthy life India is known as the diabetic capital of good fats, regular daily exercise, mineral and Spring is the ideal time to get the world with 42 million supplementation (inc. started on a new exercise program. diagnosed cases presently ...diabetes, Type 2 chromium) and our Living Valley Springs Personal Trainer requiring treatment. unique DiabeeTea, Mark Smith has highlighted some of can be avoided, many are no longer Approximately 42% the popular ways of achieving and of the population are stabilised, managed dependant on maintaining a ﬁt, healthy body in his and even cured. insulin medication strict vegetarians, article “Fit for Life”. Don’t wait until or injections. consuming a diet that Summer to start enjoying the beneﬁts is predominantly high carbohydrate, The key is to be educated rather of regular exercise. low fat and low protein. If this sector than medicated. Keep total dietary I hope you enjoy reading through this of the country were to replace some of carbohydrate down to 50-70 grams per Spring edition and feel encouraged by their grain and sweet foods with eggs, day, replacing the carbohydrates with the testimonies from past guests. I have soft cheeses, butter and sour cream good fats, while maintaining a reasonable also included a new section “Letters there would be a signiﬁcant decrease level of protein. Make vegetables the to the Editor”. You are welcome to in diabetic statistics within a few years. main source of carbohydrate. I invite you submit your feedback by emailing America also has a high diabetic count of firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending 21 million diagnosed, and an estimated to come to Living Valley Springs for ten us a letter. 21 million not yet diagnosed. Once again days where you will learn the dietary this is mostly due to a diet that is high ratios and a lifestyle that will best suit All the best in health and happiness in sugar, processed grain foods and other you for ultimate wellness and a long life. and a big thank you for taking the time concentrated carbohydrates. Living Valley Springs has been operating to read “Lifestyle Excellence”! It has been found that when insulin for nearly 20 years and is known as is kept low through the reduction of Australia’s most healing health retreat. Extensive references available upon request to email@example.com i Pa t a n e A p rtolGary Martin) INSULIN RESPONSE TO THE THREE FOOD GROUPS (Executive Assistant 5 4 INSULIN RESPONSE 3 CALORIES 2 1 0 CARBOHYDRATE PROTEIN FAT PAGE 3 "He that takes medicine and neglects nutrition, wastes the skill of the physician" Maca Chinese Proverb Much more than an aphrodisiac... Pure 100% Living Valley Maca Powder nutritionally supports the function of has an amazing is derived from an organically grown the glands. As Maca is a vegetable, it nutritional value. cruciferous root vegetable which only is natural and without any known side Its high protein grows at 4000m in the Andes of Peru. effects. An acute oral toxicity limit study content excels that of Traditionally Maca has been used by the also demonstrated Maca to be very safe. other plants. For example it Peruvians for at least 3000 years as a has 5 times more protein and 4 medicine and an integral part of their diet. Preliminary in vivo experiments times more ﬁbre than the potato. This turnip-like root was greatly prized by demonstrated promising results for energy, Maca has the ability to store high levels the Peruvians and was used by the Incan stamina and depression. These results have of nutrients in a form readily accessed by royal court for its fertility enhancing sometimes been seen in as little as 6-8 the body. It is also an excellent source and aphrodisiac qualities. Maca was also hours after the initial dose. Although Maca of trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, given to their army to increase vitality has been promoted as a potent aphrodisiac copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese and strength. and a natural alternative for the treatment and silica, calcium and magnesium, iron, Maca stimulates, regulates and of hormonal imbalances, this super food phosphorous and B vitamins. Uses for Men: General Wellbeing: Uses for Women: • Treating impotence and • Increasing athletic performance, • Easing hot ﬂushes, breast encouraging healthy fertility stamina, endurance and vitality tenderness, sleeplessness and • Increasing energy mood swings • Enhancing libido • Promoting mental clarity • A natural alternative to hormone • Increasing sperm count and replacement therapy (HRT) mobility • Treating chronic fatigue syndrome and depression • Aiding in regulating and • Increasing testosterone levels normalising menstrual cycles • Decreasing anxiety • Relief from PMS • Slowing down the aging process and keeping skin youthful • Stimulating fertility • Treating osteoporosis • Enhancing libido • Fighting Ross River Fever, glandular fever and other immune system related diseases • Balancing blood iron levels Maca Smoothie •1-2 raw organic eggs (optional) • ¼ to ½ tin coconut cream • 1 tbs Maca • 1 tsp raw honey • 1 banana • Strawberries • Blend, serve & enjoy! PAGE 4 Testimony By Avalon Walker It was late 2008 when I realised that my health had degenerated vastly. Due to my distressed nervous system I had lost approximately 23 Kilos in weight and was Spinach completely exhausted! Upon checking into Living Valley Springs, I immediately across to my accommodation as I was so very weak. But by the time I left, I Croquettes felt a deep sense of safety and relief. I completed a 24 day program, during was actually skipping up the hill to my lovely room. with Minted Yogurt which everyone made me feel so welcome. If I close my eyes and place myself back at Sauce The recovery I experienced was not just on a physical level, but I was also totally Living Valley Springs, I immediately feel a wonderful sense of calm. It was truly the rejuvenated mentally and spiritually. The best thing I have ever done for myself. I Makes approx. 16 Croquettes. Serve staff were sensational, caring and sincere. cannot recommend it highly enough to with fresh spring salad. It was so wonderful to experience an everyone! Thank you Gary and Debbie for • 1 ½ cup short grain rice establishment where everyone is enjoying having and pursuing such a blessed vision • 250g feta cheese, crumbled their work. When I ﬁrst arrived I was in Living Valley Springs. I will see you all • ¼ cup toasted pine seeds, chopped concerned I would not be able to walk again soon! Avalon Walker • 2 organic eggs beaten • 1 clove garlic, minced • 2 tsp grated lemon rind • 1/3 cup chopped spring onions • 250g fresh spinach Letter to the Editor • • 1 Tbs chopped fresh dill Enough spelt ﬂour to bind The French article (Winter 2009 edition) Cook the rice in a large pan of boiling I was particularly interested in your article the week. The French are very choosy water until just tender. on “The French”. I am a French teacher about their food and will not accept poor Drain. Rinse under cold water, and then and having lived and worked in France, quality. I once enjoyed a weekend stay drain again. I can totally support the ﬁndings of this with a family in the Cahors region of Combine the rice, cheese, nuts, eggs, research. France has its own very unique Southern France. A ﬁve course lunch was garlic, lemon rind, spring onions, culture. Indeed, the French do not snack prepared to celebrate a holiday, consisting spinach and dill in a large bowl. between meals, you do not usually see of cabbage stuffed with mince, roast Add enough spelt ﬂour to have French children walking along the streets pheasant, chicken cooked in wine, salad, croquette mix stable for frying. munching packets of chips. Meals have locally produced cheese, fruit, coffee Portion out using a large ice-cream always been the focus of family and social and modest amounts of local red wine. scoop. Put on fry pan and cook over life, and are taken seriously. One thing The meal lasted three hours! It was full low heat until they are set that was not mentioned in the article is of cream, fat, beef lard, butter etc. All the and browned. that traditionally the main meal of the things we are told are unhealthy. Maybe Minted Yogurt Sauce day has always been lunch rather than eating slower, eating foods separately dinner. The French meal does not have and in small amounts is the key. In fact, • 200g plain yogurt everything crammed onto a plate, but the perhaps we just eat TOO MUCH here! • 2 Tbs chopped fresh mint meat and vegetables are served separately, I have often thought that if Australia • 2 Tbs lemon juice as different courses. Helpings are always had been colonised by the French instead • Himalayan Salt small. And yes, processed food is rare. of the English, we would have the Combine all ingredients and mix well. Every town has a fruit and vegetable perfect country!! Cover and refrigerate until needed. market and many operate every day of Susan Flegg F. E. B. A. G. C. H. 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This is a pure cold pressed extract and contains only (Excludes Champion Juicers & other selected items) pure New Zealand spring water, alcohol (35% vol) and vanilla pods. Tip: This is a single fold extract (sometimes To order call: referred to as “domestic strength”) and should be used as directed by recipe. 1800 644 733 PAGE 5 The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck! Author Unknown Fit for Life By Mark Smith Mark Smith is the Gym Instructor at Living Valley Springs, providing energetic and empowering workout sessions, personal training and stretch classes. He is also a “Boxing for Fitness” advanced instructor. Mark has Certiﬁcate 4 in Fitness Training and Remedial Massage giving him the edge in creating effective programs. So when you come for a visit, be sure to book in with Mark for a Personal Training package. Regular Exercise to play a regular game of tennis, squash or basketball or join a cycling or rowing By 2020, 75% of Australians will be club. Having a training buddy is another overweight¹. Excess weight can increase excellent way of making exercise a fun the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and social time, while keeping each other certain types of cancer and hypertension. challenged and motivated. Without regular exercise many of my clients reported increased stress levels and Running / Jogging an inability to cope in crisis situations. Running on a regular basis can lower blood They also reported that they suffer low pressure and aid the arteries to maintain self esteem and negative body image due elasticity. While running, the arteries to their extra weight. I tell them, with over expand and contract three times as much 640 muscles in our body we need to be as they do when sedentary. This means you working them daily! are not only working out to improve your Regular exercise can help eliminate physical appearance but also the overall poisons from the body, increase circulation, function of your body. In doing this the increase metabolism and strengthen risk of heart attack and stroke becomes the heart and lungs. Endorphins are also greatly reduced. released during exercise which make us feel good. Exercise can decrease the risk of Swimming osteoporosis and relieve stress. Research Swimming works every main muscle conducted by The Mayo Clinic shows that group in the body, providing low impact regular physical activity, combined with stress. It can be especially beneﬁcial if you healthy eating habits, is the most efﬁcient have injuries. and healthful way to control your weight. Cycling Exercise can take many shapes and forms. The most important thing to consider Cycling is another great exercise for those when choosing a workout program is to with certain injuries and conditions. pick an activity that you enjoy. Choose A bicyclist can burn up to 40 calories something that is challenging yet fun. per kilometer. It is important to set goals for yourself. Rebounding This will encourage you when you reach certain milestones and help you to keep Rebounding is especially good for people intensifying your workout. who suffer from conditions such as arthritis. It can reduce the risk of knee Many people tell me they simply do not problems and shin splints due to the have time to exercise. I encourage these low impact on joints and limbs. It can people to choose an activity which they also be good for back problems as it can conveniently work into their strengthens the back without undue strain. schedules. For example, walking or Rebounding can also improve balance riding a bike to work or the corner store and coordination. instead of driving. Family time could be better spent taking a walk or swimming Walking at the beach than watching TV. Exercise Walking briskly for 30 minutes a day can even be integrated into the social is of great beneﬁt. If you ﬁnd this too part of your lifestyle. Invite your friends challenging at ﬁrst, try ten minutes and Continued on page 6 PAGE PAGE 6 Lifestyle Excellence Fit for Life Continued from p.5 gradually build up. A pedometer can be used to measure your steps. You need to walk at least 10 000 steps per day to Testimony achieve good health beneﬁts. The Lord works in Pilates mysterious ways Pilates is a very popular exercise. One of its beneﬁts include increased muscle I did the 10 day program at Living Valley were sold at the pub. So back down the strength, particularly of the abdominal Springs in April 2009. A few days prior to hill I went and into the pub where they muscles, lower back, hips, buttocks (the arriving, the area was ﬂooded by torrential had begun the big job of hosing out the “core muscles“ of the body). It can also rains and many of the staff who live off- mud and debris from the ﬂood. Again, I improve stabilisation of the spine, posture, site were marooned. As luck would have asked if they sold cigarettes. A man said, physical coordination and balance. Pilates it, there was more torrential rain on the yes, they did, but the cigarette machine is very popular for women due to the low Monday after my arrival. Staff were was waterlogged because of the ﬂood. impact stress on their bodies and the again marooned at the retreat overnight. attractive way it shapes their muscles. Those of us staying in the Valley View Feeling forlorn, I went outside and looked up into the Strength & Weight Training accommodation were conﬁned to clear blue sky. As Strength and weight training is great for increasing muscular strength, reducing our quarters from “The ﬂoods had been I gazed heaven- ward, I had a body fat, which can then increase lean body 2pm on Monday to Tuesday morning. sent to Kin Kin mighty revelation. mass and raise your metabolism, causing you to burn more calories 24 hours a day. Fortunately, the expressly to stop me This was a sign, I thought! The It also assists in improving your muscular staff managed to endurance and can aid in slowing down get up the road in from smoking”! ﬂoods had been the aging process, which usually begins a four-wheel drive sent to Kin Kin around the age of 30. Some symptoms of vehicle to bring us our evening broth. expressly to stop aging include muscle wastage, slowing me from smoking! I felt very humble but down of metabolism and poor posture. I had come because of my vices – smoking, very special and I turned on my heel and alcohol and over-eating. Of the three, walked with a new vigour back to Living Aerobic Classes & Circuit Training smoking is ‘The Big One,’ and as I laid Valley Springs. Aerobic training can lower the heart rate in my bed listening to the unrelenting and blood pressure at any level of exercise. torrential rain, I suffered the pangs There’s a postscript to this story. Two days It can also increase maximal oxygen of withdrawal. I could have killed for later I again walked out of the front gate, consumption and increase blood volume heading for the fork in the road that leads a cigarette! and its ability to carry oxygen. to the walking trail. To the left lay Kin Kin. Whether you are trying to lose weight or By the following morning the ﬂoods had I stood still for a moment and wondered maintain it, you should understand the abated, but my withdrawal symptoms if the cigarette machine in the pub had important role of physical activity and hadn’t. I decided to make a break for it been ﬁxed yet. Then a thought came to include it in your lifestyle. and walk to the nearby town of Kin Kin me. Gary is considered to be something If you can breathe you can achieve! to buy some cigarettes despite the fact of a miracle worker. Perhaps he has a they are ‘contraband’ at the retreat. It hot line to ‘Head Ofﬁce’? Perhaps he had ¹ www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au `Obesity’ was a slow, long walk. I tried to thumb something to do with creating the ﬂood? Please consult a health & ﬁtness professional before commencing a new exercise program. a lift but the cars just sped up when they And if so, what other pestilence might passed me. They probably realised I was he conjure up? A plague of locusts an escapee from Living Valley Springs. maybe? I decided it wasn’t worth the risk, and headed off down the road to the About an hour later I reached Kin Kin, walking trail. which had also been under water the previous day. I trudged up the hill to the The moral of this story? The Lord works little general store and asked if they sold in mysterious ways, particularly at Living cigarettes. They didn’t, but I was told they Valley Springs. Eileen Wilson PAGE 7 “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” The Bible, Matthew 4:4 Testimony “Nutrition By Michelle Preston and Physical Degeneration” PROGRAM: 26th April – 5th May 2009 of my diabetes. I am living proof that Weston A. Price, DDS lots of regular exercise, correct diet and I feel Free!! Gary’s very own Diabee-Tea can produce “A shocking and powerful testament to Hi, I am Michelle. I live on the Sunshine stable blood sugars within days. My Coast with my gorgeous husband and I am the adverse effects of modern processed goal is to beat it altogether. I will keep 33 years old. diets upon health” you posted. In December 2006, I became seriously ill, I have so much energy, I feel calm, my This book documents the ﬁndings of and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Weston Price and his wife, as they mind is clear and I am really motivated to Since then, I have been on four insulin travelled the world in search of the secret continue this wonderful healthy lifestyle. injections a day to manage it. I knew in to health. He observed both modernised my heart there was a more natural and It gets better. I am no longer a smoker and traditional diets, documenting the basic approach to manage my condition, (of 18 years) and lost nearly 3kg over effects of introducing modernised foods but was unable to ﬁnd a doctor to support the ten days. I had the best time there such as white ﬂour, white sugar, reﬁned my decision. The doctors and specialist and made many new friends with other vegetable oils and canned goods to told me that I could not possibly manage guests and the exceptional staff. I will be groups of people who previously thrived diabetes Type 1, without insulin injections. sending everyone I care about to do this on ancestral diets. They said that if I tried, I would die! program after having such a worthwhile Dr. Price uses photographical evidence I am not taking insulin anymore! I’m not experience myself. dead! In fact, I have never felt better! The and case studies to demonstrate the 10 Day Program at Living Valley Springs Coming to Living Valley Springs has not importance of whole food nutrition and has given me an opportunity to try a only added years to my life, it has added the degeneration that comes from a diet different approach in the management life to my years! of processed foods. If you need evidence on the vast beneﬁts of following a healthy diet, then it is essential you read this book! Team News Recently imported from the USA - a Michaela & Julie valuable investment. It was a sad day when Michaela O’Neill informed us that she would be leaving on the 17th July 2009, exactly ﬁve years from the day she started. Michaela grew up at Living Valley Springs, left for a while then returned in July 2004. For many and trainer. After several years teaching years she has managed the Health Shop massage at TAFE she has come back to and is well known by our guests. She has take on the position of shop manager done a mighty job and will be missed. with extraordinary enthusiasm. Julies Julie Palmer has worked at Living Valley husband Kevin and her son Nathan are Springs in the past as a therapist, cook also part of the team. PAGE 8 Lifestyle Excellence went to a health store and saw the LVS brochure, which I took home and read the testimonies. In that moment I knew here I have to go. It is such a peaceful, quiet, lovely, unique, special place with the best staff that I ever saw. I felt secure and safe and that is not normal for me. I felt the good spirit at this retreat. After the ﬁrst ten days I was still very tired, so I booked another ten days. I never could imagine before that healthy Zomby Testimony food can be sooo good and the fact that I could eat so many different foods surprised me. There is the best kitchen team in the Zomby, the Living Valley Springs mascot dog, although in his twelfth year, is still Hi, I am Stefanie from Switzerland. I “the ultimate charmer”. world. Everybody is soooooo friendly and suffered severe food allergies and life- warm hearted. It’s a big experience to be He loves to greet the guests on arrival threatening circulatory breakdown. in the hands of such attentive staff. and show them some of his macho Further I had hypoglycaemia, candida infection, migraines, mercury poisoning, My special thanks to Gary who had the rock tricks. lack of energy, chronic fatigue, chemical brilliant idea to create this place. Nothing Pictured here with Rosy, Zomby proudly sensitivity, hay fever and disturbance of was too much for everybody. I want to shows off one of the rocks out of his the intestinal mucosa. Therefore, I could give my thanks to all staff at Living Valley precious collection. not absorb nutrients anymore and suffered Springs. I had one of my greatest times with nutritional deﬁciency. with you and the other guests and I miss you all. In May 2009, my husband had to travel to Australia on business. I feel so much better and no longer suffer from migraines. I am now enjoying Receive a I was afraid to stay at home in my condition and I was not ﬁt to ﬂy. With my everyday rather than just surviving. I copy delivered to learned so much from the lectures. It was big trust in God, I knew Jesus will bring me fantastic. No, it was much more! It was your door! back well. On the journey, my whole body a revelation to learn all about nutrition, was trembling. After arrival I trembled all which gives back good health. day. I was afraid that I made the wrong lifestyle Excellence decision to travel to Australia. I was sooo Big kisses from Switzerland. July 2009 NUTRITION | EXERCISE | WATER | SUNLIGHT | TEMPERANCE | AIR | REST | TRUST IN DIVINE POWER y- Ma weak and totally burned out. One day I er Stefanie Ruoso int W The French By Gary Martin ND. When it comes to wellness and longevity there is much we can learn from the French. As a nation, France has one of the highest life expectancy statistics in the world, with an average of 80.87 years (females = 84.23 years).¹ With a population of 62 million, “Laughter is the sun most of whom are thin and fit, France boasts the lowest death rate from Coronary Heart that drives winter from the Disease(CHD) in the world. In 2000, the number of French who died of CHD was 82 per human face.” 100,000 population, compared to 216 in the USA, 229 in the UK and 144 in Australia.² Victor Hugo Only 11% of French adults are considered common in France. Food is fresh and often overweight, compared to 66% in the USA. locally grown. Even the smallest brasserie A low 7% are obese compared to 31% in would never cook with dehydrated or the USA. frozen foods. In 1999, the British Medical Journal The French eat small to moderate meals, reported that the average adult total ensuring maximum nutrition in each serum cholesterol level in France was preparation. Whereas, the Americans have 6.1mmol/L in men and 6.5mmol/L in 3-4 times the volume per meal. The French women.³ Based on advice given by stop eating when they are no longer hungry, members of the medical profession over whereas Americans and Australians tend to recent decades, these statistics appear to stop when their plate is clean. be a paradox, when cardiovascular health The French consume more fat than any in France is rated the best in the world. other nation on Earth, ingesting 170gms Although cancer in France has increased per person per day, against a world average over the last 25 years, mortality has reduced of 78gms.5 A Doctor Serge Renaud from by 25% for the same period,4 with only 240 the Bordeaux University coined the term cancer deaths per 100,000 population in “French Paradox” in 1992 when he Lifestyle Excellence 2005. Other lifestyle related diseases such determined that saturated fats make up Editor: April Patane the majority of the 170gms. as Diabetes Mellitus have always been well Design: Heather North - Living Valley Design Publisher: Living Valley Springs below the world average in France. In 1999, In his book ‘The Fat Fallacy’, Dr. Will France registered eight male deaths per Clower suggests that the paradox Living Valley Springs 100,000 population from diabetes. may be narrowed down to a few key PO Box 35, Kin Kin, 4571, Australia factors. The French eat good fats as opposed Ph: 1800 644 733 (or +617 5485 4344) The French are healthier, fitter and live to bad fats. They get up to 80% of their fat Fax: 07 5485 4346 longer than the populations of most other from dairy and vegetable sources. They eat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org countries. Is it genetic? It is interesting butter (4 times more than the Americans), to note that studies have shown that soft cultured cheeses such as cambembert, Americans who move to France lose brie and blue vein, cream, sour cream Visit our new website at weight, get fitter, healthier and live and yoghurt. They do not eat margarine, www.lvs.com.au longer. So what is it that gives France the edge? trans fats, hydrogenated fats or Fast food stores and supermarkets are not Continued on page 2 Call or email us now to subscribe to our FREE quarterly newsletter! 1800 644 733 email@example.com From the Peruvian Andes - Nature's source of energy and well being.