Product Meeting July 2007 Alfie Palmier Part 1 Why are you all here? Aims and Objectives 1. Acquire knowledge about the Company and how it all started. 2. Inform yourself about potential dangers in your own home. 3. Know the alternatives and appreciate the difference (Part 2) Where did it start ? Started in the U.S.A back in 1987 Revolutionised by one mans ambition and determination for a safer domestic household. This man’s name was Tom Mower Why it Started ? Tom Mower was an Biochemist A Biochemist is a qualified person who is linked to both the chemical and biological aspects of Nature. Example: If there is a tree that is sick, he will analyse and identify any factors that might be playing a role in the illness, determine the mechanism of the reactions involved and then examine a possible remedy. Why it Started ? He was married to Mrs. Dee. Mower He had a young son, toddler. And just like that on one fine day his wife started to note that their son was loosing a lot of hair. His wife approached him and told him about the problem and he could not understand. However as a Biochemist he was determined to find the answer. What did he find out ? He started with the basics by analysing the possibilities of things, in particular substances, coming into contact with his son’s hair At such a young age, his son, obviously did not use gels or waxes but he was definitely exposed to shampoo. ……how many of you have actually ever turned a normal bottle of shampoo round to view its ingredients ??……. What did he find out ? He started to look at the ingredients and the first ingredient was aqua or sterilised water this was something common to all, it is used as a medium to dissolve all water soluble compounds. However what followed was shocking. He discovered a compound know as SLS or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Tom mower was also a qualified Industrial chemist and knew that Sodium Lauryl sulphate was indeed a degreasing agent used by many firm. What did he find out ? However its use was strictly regulated by the use of safety gloves, goggles, and clothing. The reason was simple it was highly irritant to the skin. He knew what it was used for but couldn’t understand why they used it in the shampoo SLS is know to be a predisposing factor in the development of eye related illnesses in children that can lead to blindness not to mention, the possibility of cancer due to their absorption through the skin. So he decided to give them a call and ask the exact reasons……..remember he was also an industrial chemist and therefore had a lot of contacts within chemical industrial firms. What did he find out ? They told him it was used for two main reasons: As it was Legal & Cheap Why was it Legal then ? Why is it Legal ? Back in 1938, the USA came up with a system which would regulate the surge of products on the market These products varied form Food and drink to Cosmetics This government funded organisation is still present today and is known as the FDA or Food and Drug Admimistration. This would ensure strict regulations on a range of substances and provide consumer safety Why is it Legal ? However back then they did not have the information we have today about these chemical substances. In fact taking one particular issue which today we can contradict is the interpretation of the skin. The FDA thought that the skin was a Protective Barrier. Therefore anything that is Outside stays Outside whilst anything that is Inside stays Inside Today we can prove outherwise in fact we can compare the skin more to a Dry Sponge !! Skin-Sponge Assumption In order to explain this I shall use some few examples which you are sure to know about :- 1. Nicotine Patches 2. Gels and creams Skin-Sponge Assumption Nicotine Patches Drug crystal Drug Nicotine patches are made Molecule simply by placing a matrix Matrix which is composed of strand like structures fused into each other forming a grid. These are then attached to a membrane like adhesive strip. The matrix contains nicotine and in first diffuses through the adhesive Adhesive Skin Removable protective strip strip and then absorbed through strip the skin. Skin-Sponge Assumption Gels and Creams When a Pharmacist dispenses a gel or a cream it is so it can be applied to topical areas meaning to particular localised areas intended for treatment. However when applying the cream or gel has it ever occurred to you how it works? The cream and gel are both composed of a matrix trapping the medicine within the grid structure. When you rub the particular preparation into your skin it allows the medicine to seep out and by diffusion it is absorbed by the skin, into the effected area and causes relief. Skin-Sponge Assumption So as you can see the penetration of substances into the skin is not something which is unheard of but quite on the contrary it is the basis for many Pharmaceutical preparations. But even though this is a fundamental Pharmaceutical Benefit, it is also a disadvantage to all human. This puts us at risk 24hrs a day from absorbing potentially dangerous chemicals that may lead to several medical conditions. Harmful Chemicals General Facts Over 1000 new chemical compounds are produced each year. It is estimated that 400 million tones of synthetic chemicals are manufactured annually world wide Some 3000 synthetic chemicals made since 1945 have been detected in human body tissue and secretions including breast milk It is estimated that 5000 – 10000 chemicals are considered hazardous, of which 150-200 are thought to cause cancer. Only 14% of chemicals produced in large quantities in the European Union have a minimum set of safety data sheets. Cancer A cancer is basically an abnormal, rapid and uncontrollable growth of a group of cells. In reality a devastating disease but easy to explain. Some Statistics Back in 1901 the cases of Cancer where 1 : 8000 Today that figure is 1 : 3 In 10yrs time the figure will be 1 : 2 What about in 20yrs time ? 1 : 1 ?? Chemical Compounds Found in Normal Domestic Consumables Harmful Chemicals The list of these chemicals seems to be never ending, however we shall mention just a few. 1. Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulphate 2. Talc Powder 3. Sodium Flouride 4. Methychlorothiazolinone 5. Aluminium and Propylene Glycol 6. Petrolatum Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate What is it ? Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulphate are Foaming agents better known in the scientific community as Surfactants. How do they work ? SLS and SLES both have the same molecular structure and function Head – likes water Tail – likes OIL Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate They work by removing grease from given areas. It does so by encasing it in a sphere, composed of individual surfactant head and tails arranged in symmetry next to each other. The oil loving tails within whilst out on the surface the water loving heads which are able to be washed off. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate The difference between Lauryl and Laureth Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is an abrasive and highly irritant substance. In fact this is more used in shampoos than in shower gels were contact with the skin is not so evident however there are no fixed rules. This reason or better yet the characteristic of SLS made scientist create an alternative substance which was less irritant. This compounds name was Sodium Laureth Sulphate or SLES. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate The reaction involved Sodium Ethoxylation Sodium Lauryl Laureth Sulphate Sulphate The process of ethoxylation is not a simple reaction from SLS to SLES, but it actually involves several intermediate reactions. One particular intermediate is one of the most dangerous chemicals around it is called 1,4 – Dioxane and belongs to a class of compounds known as Dioxins Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate Medical Related Illnesses SLS and SLES are both absorbed by the skin and because both of these structures have a very low molecular weight they act as fatty acids i. e. they easily penetrate through the fatty membrane surrounding all neighbouring cells. With this ability both SLS and SLES, the American College of Toxicology reports, are able to precipitate or accumulate in certain organs such as the heart, liver, kidney and brain. This will lead to the development of problems or medical ailments later on in life. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate Some related conditions Skin System Dysfunction May effect the eyes of children from developing properly May cause cataracts in Adults and delay healing of wounds on the surface of the cornea However by far are these the worst of our concerns. The problems lies with the intermediate before that I mentioned named 1,4 – Dioxane. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate Dioxins The history of these molecules goes way back to several events in history. The molecule1, 4 – dioxane was nicknamed agent orange in the Vietnam war. It was used as a gas sprayed over vegitation to expose the enemy. A consequence of this was that people who came in contact with it developed severe blisters which caused disfigurement of the whole body and spontaneous development of cancer. Traces of this are found in many household products including bleaching agents and products containg SLES. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate One of the most prominent cases of dioxin poisoning was that in December 2004 of the Ukranian president Viktor Yushchenko. It is extremely toxic, on ingestion it causes ulcers in the stomach, rashes on the skin which also lead to ulcers Dioxin which cause deformities to the bodies interior and exterior. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate Additional Information on what 1, 4 – dioxane does? It mimics oestrogen (female hormone) and works in a fashion to disrupt cellular activity. It increases the possibility of breast and endometrial cancer. Accounts for low sperm counts and infertility in men. Talc Powder Talc Powder Talc is a Mineral of grey-green colour. Its use has varied during years in both cosmetics and personal care products. Today one of the most popular uses of talc is as a dry lubricant powder used alone after a bath or in latex gloves and condoms. Dry lubricants show minimal bacterial growth thus they are preferred to wet lubricants. Talc Powder Talc has the following chemical Structure: Mg3 Si4 O10 (OH)2 However if we look closer at this we can see that it resembles another very dangerous chemical mineral with the following structure Chrysotile known Mg3 (Si2O5)(OH)4 as ASBESTOS Talc Powder Talc fibres have very similar chemical properties, shape and structure to that of Asbestos. On inhalation, may cause chromosomal damage and may lead to pulmonary conditions such as emphysema, asthma and possible pulmonary carcinoma like Asbestos. Sodium Fluoride Sodium Fluoride Fluorides as a general note have been added to water as a process of fluoridation. This was done to promote fluoride in the diet. It was added later to toothpastes and tooth gels, as it protected the teeth from plaque. Therefore acting as an anti-plaque agent. However findings prove today that minute quantities in the blood stream deposit in organs and leads to several effects Sodium Fluoride Some related medical conditions include: Hypersensitivity (ADHD syndrome) in children Lethargy and Malaise Fluoride accumulation in the bone makes them dense but more brittle therefore will easily break!! The contamination of blood with sodium fluoride is easy, as on brushing the teeth, gums bleed and sodium fluoride seeps into the blood. Sodium Fluoride An added function of Sodium Fluoride is as a Neurotoxin. A Neurotoxin is a substance that will lead to nerve breakdown and deterioration. This function allows this to be used in two other products: Rat Poison (45% of content) Roach Poison Lets stop and think though, if it causes Neurotoxicity in rats with just one dose….what does it do to humans with repeated doses of toothpaste? Sodium Fluoride Today toothpastes and tooth gels have an added note of caution on the back of the product box. This is an extract taken from a renowned toothpaste for children “ WARNING: As with all Fluoride toothpaste, keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison centre immediately.” In addition to all this it also offers you the Freephone Number 1 – 800 – 468 – 6502 in case of emergency. Sodium Fluoride Some extra information for you all is that all toothpastes contain surfactants, in order to allow them to foam. The surfactants used in 99% of all cases are SLS and SLES To add insult to injury, if the toothpaste is termed “DEEP CLEAN” it contains an additional ingredient known as Propylene Glycol Remember that before we said that the surfactant were absorbed through the skin, whereas here they are being rubbed into the gums and directly into the blood stream. Methylchlorothiazolinone and Methylthiazolinone Methylchlorothiazolinone Methychlorothiazolinone and methylthiazolinone are preservatives used in many hair gels Therefore these two compounds are Biocides or anti-bacterials. According to the Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsbourgh, School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA : Brief exposures to the substance can cause Neurotoxicity i.e. damage to the “ cellular wires that connect the brain to various organs and muscles…..” However all those people who use hair gel don’t only use it once but on the contrary, everyday so it is way past a brief exposure!! Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium is found in Antiperspirants. But do you know what the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant ? Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the perspiration mixed with "body matter" (skin, hair and other bacterial goodies we carry around on ourselves all day), and by antiseptic action against that bacteria. Deodorants are more health cautious because they don’t interfere with perspiration, a natural cooling process. Aluminium Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores with Antiperspirant powerful astringents -- such as molecules aluminum salts -- so that they cannot release perspiration. Many natural health care proponents argue against using Skin aluminum because it accumulates in the brain. This is present especially in many roll on Pore preparations. Sweat Aluminium The antiperspirant molecule is a large molecule made from an Aluminium Complex as shown below X – Al3+ - Y l Z X, Y and Z are additional molecules joined to Aluminium to make it bulky however if these are removed or their bonds break Aluminium is left alone The molecule now is no longer bulky and enters the pore, into the blood stream and directly deposits in the brain Aluminium High levels of Aluminium have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The conclusion arising after a study on patients with alzheimer’s disease. It was found that on autopsy extremely elevated levels of Aluminium were detected in the brain. This disease is a form of dementia that will result in the loss of cognitive functions such as memory loss etc… Alzheimer’s disease is 55% of all dementia cases worldwide The disease is not only a deterioration of the brain but also of the entire body. Propylene Glycol Propylene Glycol Propylene Glycol is a synthetic liquid substance that absorbs water. It is a derivative of propylene oxide. It is used to make polyester compounds, used in many facial moisturizer and hand/body lotions, as a base of de-icing solutions. Propylene Glycol is used by the chemical, food and Pharmaceutical industries as an anti-freeze, when leakage might lead to contact with food Propylene Glycol It is used to absorb water and maintain moisture in certain medicines, cosmetics and food products. It is used also as a solvent for many food colours and flavours. Besides these uses it has also another role in aerosols such as deodorants the likes of which have been linked to breast cancer. It is listed on the FDA government website as a possible carcinogen. One of its lower molecular weight sisters ethylene glycol is no longer used due to it high toxicity. Propylene Glycol is also absorbed through the skin. However it is found as previously mentioned in toothpastes Petrolatum Petrolatum Petrolatum is a petroleum-based oil. It is derived from the refining process of crude oil. It is used as lubricant and greasing agent. It is found mainly in waxy, oily and fatty emollients and cosmetics such as lip gloss (unless the fats are not derived from animal carcasses). Recent studies show that like Mineral oil, it too is classified as a carcinogen. Triethanolamine Triethanolamine Now we head into the danger zone by tackling one of sciences hot issues at the moment due to it being an indirect carcinogen. Triethanolamine is widely used as an ingredient in many personal care and cosmetic products. The National Cancer Institute nominated triethanolamine for study because of its widespread use in cosmetics and other consumer products, its high potential for worker exposure due to its many industrial uses, and its potential for conversion to the carcinogen N-nitrosodiethanolamine. BHT or Butylated Hydroxytoluene Butylated Hydroxytoluene It is an anti-oxidant. It reacts with oxygen free radicals. It can thus slow down the auto-oxidation rate of ingredients in a product that can cause changes in the taste or color. It can be added to the food itself, or to the packaging material. Primarily used to prevent fats from becoming rancid. It must be said that BHT has been linked with behavioural disorders and reproductive failures The Alternatives Alternatives Neways as the name implies has tried to find newer ways of producing products which do not contain any harmful agents The very first product they created was called “ 2nd chance shampoo” after Tom mower’s son’s case: giving a second chance to the hair to grow. Neways has over 280 different product in its range and the quantity keeps on increasing as they launch new products every year All the products are the fruit of intense study, research and development. They are not just simply put together. Surfactants or Foaming agents Again Neways products are 100% SLS and SLES free. They contain surfactants obtained from the natural coconut oil These chemicals have the following names: 1. Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulphate 2. Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultain 3. Ammonium cocoyl Isethionate 4. Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate 5. Sodium Coco Sulphate The dental range The Toothpaste Solution Thanks to the clever chemists at Neways, they have created a revolutionary new dental range The dental range contains amongst which toothpaste which is free from Sodium Fluoride. Instead it contains Hydrogenated Casein as an anti-plaque agent with an added ability to restore Calcium and phosphorus to the enamel. Casein is a milk protein and it is harmless. Another ingredient present is Hydrated Silica. These are small particles that act like little brushes to clean the teeth. The Dental Range The range also contains one of the most popular products around, called eliminator. This is what I call the mouthwash with a difference. We can first start by saying that it contains no alcohol. It has over 60 different use which include: 1. As a Mouthwash 2. As a tonic 3. As a blood stain remover 4. As a pasta sauce remover 5. As an anti-septic 6. As an anti-rash solution 7. As an anti-spot solution 8. Control of wounds 9. Control of Burns 10.As an antibacterial in ear infections…..and many more Nutritional Information Nutritional Information It has been quite evidently seen throughout the past fifty years that food as a general diet of many changed from a classical dinner or hot meal prepared from raw, natural and highly nutritious media, to that of pre- prepared or preserved food. Food and the amounts of nutrients it possesses depends on many factors like soil minerals, pesticides and fertilisers. All these contribute to many medical factors which may be caused simply by a deficiency of these nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are needed to aid the metabolic processes of the body. Anti-oxidants are needed to prevent cancer development Nutritional Information Vitamins and Minerals Neways has developed two products one for children and one for adults containing most of the vitamins and minerals needed including selenium. These are called Junior Max and Maximol Solutions Both are available in solution form which is an added bonus allowing it to be absorbed faster. Nutritional Information I suggest that along with maximol, you take the Omega 3 EPA as an additional vitamin support. This will provide the you with all the fat soluble vitamins. The essential fatty acids in Omega 3 EPA are derived from a combination of the highest quality fish oils and are tested free from bacteria and heavy metals. They are an integral part of your daily health regime and are designed to support the natural control of blood lipids and maintain healthy bodily functions Nutritional Information For athletic Individuals During intense exercise, your body utilises proteins rapidly. Therefore to maximize your exercise and potential it is necessary to replace the protein and amino acids. Mass advantage is a high protein, low carbohydrate shake with three essential amino acids – leucine, isoleucine and valine – and is designed to reduce muscle breakdown during exercise, increase endurance and decrease recovery time between workouts Nutritional Information Many athletes take also creatine monohydrate that has been linked with a number of medical conditions including heart failure and kidney stones. Neways has an alternative called Ming Gold containing Cordyceps. Cordyceps, the key ingredient, is a grass-like mushroom from in Tibet and was originally discovered around 1,500 years ago by herdsmen who noticed the energy effect of cordyceps on their livestock. It has the potential to increase endurance and strength. Nutritional Information Anti-oxidants In normal oxidation reactions in the body result in the formation of free radicals Free radicals are responsible for the continual reactions within cells due to external chemicals causing cell damage. This leads to cancers being formed generally of the colon in the large intestine In the diet there are natural anti-oxidants which combat these free radicals these are: Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin E Selenium Nutritional Information Neways anti-oxidants There are 4 different types of anti-oxidant preperations these being: Revenol Cascading Revenol NewVera Hawaiian Noni Juice Cascading Revenol and Revenol Cascading Revenol contains 23 superior antioxidants in a unique formulation. It is an exceptionally well-balanced, potent blend designed to support against free radical damage, which occurs daily. Free radicals maybe generated by lifestyle factors that almost everyone is exposed to, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, pollutants and stress, to name but a few. This cascade of antioxidants is designed to provide the best coverage available. Revenol is a broad-spectrum blend of antioxidants designed to target free radical damage. Airborne emissions, sunlight, chlorination, chemical sources and pollution may create free radical damage to our body’s cells causing oxidation. Antioxidants may help neutralise free radical damage. Revenol contains curcumin, white and maritime pine bark, grape seed extract, ginkgo biloba and vitamins C, A and E, providing a carefully blended powerhouse of nutritional support for your body NewVera NewVera is an addition to the Neways range. NewVera is a comprehensive and powerful blend of aloe vera plus other natural herbal extracts to support the bodies own defence mechanism. The aloe vera plant is native to Africa and has succulent fleshy green leaves from which a host of important uses emerge. Aloe Vera Barbadensis is the most beneficial of all • A valuable source of natural antioxidants. • Promotes a sense of general well being. • Supports the immune system’s natural defences. • No added water. • No artificial preservatives, flavours or colouring. • All naturally sourced ingredients. Hawaiian Noni Juice Noni is a fruit resembling the apple but is only found in two places in the entire world It was nicknamed the “ miracle fruit ” by many tribes. It has the following characteristics A valuable source of natural antioxidants. A highly prized, exceptionally powerful nutritious food supplement. Promotes a sense of general well being Supports the immune systems natural defences Sweetened with Honey Flavoured with Wild Plum Provides a high level of polysaccharides Suitable for vegetarians The End Thank you What is Cancer ? Unlike the perception of many cancer is a very complex disease however simple to explain. As you probably know the body is made out of Cells Each cell has a Nucleus and inside it there is DNA Now DNA is a protein composed of many amino acids “stuck” together in a sequence or order. Lets just say that sequence is made out of four repeating parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, as shown below 1234 1234 1234 1234 What is Cancer ? Now lets say that a carcinogen comes along. It can enter the body several ways and comes in contact with the DNA sequence showed previously DNA Sequence Carcinogen 1234 1234 1234 1234 What is Cancer ? The Carcinogen interferes with the normal sequence of these amino acids and as a result it changes their order of arrangement 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 42131234 This is called a mutation and it will result in confusion within the cell Normal replication will occur at faster rates and will contain this changed sequence which is a “damaged part”. All these new replicated cells with a “damaged part” come together and form what you know as a Tumour.