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You are invited to join us for a FUN and INSPIRATIONAL evening for women. Men can come too.

When: 21st June 2010

Where: Moda Events (formerly Gianni), Level 2, Portside Wharf, Remora Rd, Hamilton

Time: 6.00 PM Hospitality, start 7.00 PM ~ 9.30 PM

This 5-Star Gold Class event is on ‘Empowering Women’ in the workplace or in business.

We have secured Amanda Gore (USA /AUS) as the first speaker who will share the power of the mind, the proven brain and heart connection that makes a successful business and personal life for today’s woman.  She has Physiotherapy in her background and is now an International speaker who travels around the world empowering women in the business world.

The second speaker is Collette Larsen (USA) who has just completed a trip to climb Mount Everest.  She has a great story to tell and I am sure it will bring tears to many eyes. I heard her spoke a few years ago and she moved my heart. She had two terminally ill children, faced bankruptcy only to turn her life around and inspire audiences throughout the world.  Collette is a powerful, wealthy and inspiring woman who has a message from the heart about empowerment, self belief and business choice.

Hear from them how they mastered success. You’ll learn:

  • How to live on purpose, with balance, enthusiasm, focus and energy.
  • That success is about knowing what you want and where you’re going, and pursuing your goals with creativity, persistence and determination.
  • That success comes from purpose and passion, from being “driven” by a dream or “pulled” by a sense of mission.
  • That when we’re self-empowered we can empower others.
  • That we can be successful if we do what successful people have done – we will get the results that they have got.

In a nutshell, the message for the evening will be “The most successful, wealthy and recognised women today are the ones who’ve discovered their Heart, Body and Mind Connections”.

That success is no longer defined by age, colour, race, your job position, how many letters you have after your name, how many hours you put into your day or how much stress you live with. The truly healthy body, mind and attitude will determine the level of attraction of all great things into your life.

I’m excited about Amanda and Collette who are both international speakers, absolute Masters of heart, body and mind connection and are both earning more in one week than most of us dream of in a year. I’ve had the opportunity of spending personal time with these powerful community players and generous spirited women. They will share what they did and how they got there.

I am very happy to invite you to this event. It will be a really socially interactive, informative and educational night and you will have a lot of fun. We have over $5,000 worth of prizes to give away…but you have to be there to win.

It is FREE when you come as my guests and you are welcome to bring two or three girlfriends along with you.  I’m sure they will thank you for a great night.

On that evening, there will be a collection table if you like to make a donation to the HeartKids charity – helping children with heart disease.

I look forward to welcoming you personally on the night. Please RSVP to me by phone: 0413 342 967 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0413 342 967      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email: jackie@besttruehealth.com

More info on the link

http://www.besttruehealth.com/empowering-women.pdf

Warmly,

Jackie Khor

“Enabling people to achieve their Vision”

Brisbane, AUS

Mob: +61 413 342 967

P.S.  There will be similar events held in other cities with different speakers. If you like, you can invite your contacts to attend in the other cities. They can SMS or email me so that I can arrange for the organisers to personally welcome them.

AUCKLAND

Saturday, 19 June 3.00-5.30pm

The Langham Hotel

83 Symonds Street, Auckland

The Great Room

PERTH

Wednesday, 23 June 7.00-9.30pm

Rendezvous Observation City Hotel

The Esplanade, Scarborough

The Harbour Suite

MELBOURNE

Thursday, 24 June 7.00-9.30pm

Hilton on the Park

192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne

Grand Ballroom

Melbourne Flyer: http://www.besttruehealth.com/women_melb.pdf

SYDNEY

Saturday, 26 June 3.00-5.30pm

Courtside Function & Event Centre

Tennis Centre

Rod Laver Drive, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Bay

Guests are FREE

Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) supplementation was recently shown to improve the health and energy characteristics of sperm in men with unexplained infertility.

Previous research has shown that Coenzyme Q10 is present in measurable levels in human seminal fluid, where it most likely exerts important metabolic and antioxidant functions.

In a paper published in a recent edition of Fertility and Sterility, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of CoQ10 treatment in improving semen quality in men with idiopathic infertility. Idiopathic infertility is defined as infertility without a defined or known cause.

The placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized trial included 60 male infertility patients aged 27-39 years. The participants took either 200 mg/day of CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or a placebo for six months, with three months of follow-up. Coenzyme Q10 and ubiquinol increased significantly in both seminal plasma and sperm cells after treatment, as well as increasing sperm motility. Patients with lower baseline values of sperm motility and CoQ10 levels had a greater likelihood of responding positively to the treatment.

Coenzyme Q10 supplementation increases the level of ubiquinone and ubiquinol in semen and is effective in improving sperm motility in patients affected by unexplained infertility.

Source: Fertil Steril 2009 May;91(5):1785-92

Online Optimal Wellness Program (First Wednesday of each month)

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

Topic: Pumping Up your Vitality – Strategies for Sexual and Reproductive Health.

7.00 pm  NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD –  AUSTRALIA
6:30 pm  SA – AUSTRALIA
5:00 pm  WA – AUSTRALIA
9:00 pm  NEW ZEALAND


Guest Speaker: Stacey Roberts
Sports Medicine Physiotherapist, Qualified Herbalist
Member of National Herbalist Association of Australia

Stacey Roberts has been involved in health care for two decades in both conventional and
complementary medicine. Stacey is an international therapist who has assisted people in
over 32 countries with improving their overall health and wellbeing by addressing their
physical, physiological, and psychological health with complementary products and
services.

International speaker and best selling author, Stacey has authored and co authored over
7 books/ebooks and has been featured on  World News Now in New York, A Current
Affair, Oprah, filmed by the Discovery Channel , Sunrise in Sydney, and WIN TV among
other radio and television shows in the US and Australia.

Stacey lectures nationally and internationally on fertility, hormone health, kinesiology,
musculoskeletal assessment, parenting issues, and creating optimal health.

Stacey is the director of Sharkey’s Healing Centre which specialises in providing
solutions for couples with fertility issues.  Sharkey’s Healing Centre received the 2007
Stevie Award for the Best Overall Company in Asia (Subcontinent Australia and New
Zealand).

Sexual and reproductive health has many implications on our overall satisfaction and enjoyment of life; from falling pregnant when you want to, to sailing through menopause, from alleviating period pain to having healthy urinary flow at all ages, and from enjoying a healthy libido through to guiding teenagers through a tumultuous puberty.

Vibrant health in this area has wide ranging benefits.  Join us for this informative presentation to learn more.

In this interesting and informative session by the international fertility expert, Stacey Roberts, you will learn:

1. The critical health factors that undermine your reproductive health

2. How poor hormonal health can cause other health conditions such as migraines

3. How drugs and nutrient deficiencies can lead to irregular hormones and reproductive problems

4. The everyday things you can do to improve your chances of falling pregnant

5. How to balance your emotions through proper hormone balance

6. What you can do to improve your libido and sexual function

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Healthy subjects with an average age of 23.9 were assigned to receive daily supplements of lutein (10 mg) and zeaxanthin (2 mg) for six months. The subjects’ eyes were then tested for the effects of glare as experienced in everyday situations, including being outdoors on bright days, lengthy sessions of looking at a computer monitor, and nighttime exposure to oncoming headlights.

Following six months of supplementation, the participant’s average macular pigment optical density (MPOD) increased significantly from the average value at the beginning of the study. MPOD is a measure of the eye’s ability to filter short-wave light.

After testing the subjects for their performance in visual tasks following glare, researchers concluded that four to six months of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin significantly reduced the detrimental effects of the exposure and improved visual performance.

Optom Vis Sci 2008 Feb;85(2):82-8

The journal Archives of Ophthalmology recently reported that having reduced plasma antioxidant levels and increased exposure to sunlight increases the risk of neovascular, or advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

In a recent study (titled the European Eye Study), over 4,400 participants over age 65 were analyzed for the presence of macular degeneration. Their blood plasma was evaluated for vitamins C and E, the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, and the mineral zinc. Each individual also completed a questionnaire regarding their typical exposure to sunlight. This was used to estimate blue light exposure from visible light, which is known to contribute to the development of macular degeneration.

Early stage macular degeneration was detected in 2,182 participants, and 101 had the advanced form of the disease. The research found no association between blue light exposure and early macular degeneration. However, among participants in the lowest quartile (25 percent) of serum vitamin C, zeaxanthin, vitamin E and zinc, exposure to blue light significantly increased the risk of advanced macular degeneration.

Arch Ophthalmol 2008 Oct;126(10):1396-403

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness. It occurs when diabetes damages tiny blood vessels inside the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye). There may be an association between the use of vitamin C and E supplements and a reduced risk of diabetic retinopathy.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined 1,353 type 2 diabetics who were diagnosed from 1993 to 1995. Data from these subjects revealed no association of diabetic retinopathy with vitamins C and E from food alone, but a decreased risk was found among those who reported long-term (> 3 years) use of vitamin C or E or multivitamin supplements. Compared to those who did not report supplement use, long-term supplement users experienced a two-fold reduction in the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

Although there had previously been evidence of this association from in vitro, animal, and short-term research, this was the first epidemiologic study on retinopathy to show the same protective effect associated with supplemental vitamin C and vitamin E.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 79, No. 5, 865-873, May 2004

Several dietary factors are known to be risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among persons over 65. New research indicates that high-glycemic-index diets may be a risk factor for early AMD and potential visual loss later in life.

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the association between dietary glycemic index and the 10 year incidence of AMD in the Blue Mountain Eye Study population.

This was a population-based study with 3,654 participants over 49 years of age. Volunteers were examined at the beginning (1992-1994); then were reexamined after 5 years and again after 10 years.

Over 10 years, 208 of the participants developed early AMD. After adjusting for age, smoking, other risk factors, and dietary constituents, a higher average dietary glycemic index was associated with an increased 10 year risk of early AMD. Conversely, a greater consumption of cereal fiber and breads and cereals (predominantly lower glycemic index foods such as oatmeal) was associated with a reduced risk of early AMD. No relation was observed with advanced AMD.

The research suggests that a high-glycemic-index diet is a risk factor for early AMD, and low-glycemic-index foods such as oatmeal may protect against early AMD.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 79, No. 5, 865-873, May 2004

Emerging scientific evidence has strongly supported the view that daily consumption of fish oils provides therapeutic benefits for people with heart disease, as well as preventive benefits for general population.  In the latest release of its position statement, National Heart Foundation of Australia for the first time made recommendations with respect to fish, fish oils and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) to improve the cardiovascular health of all Australians.

It recommends that, to lower their risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), all Australians without existing heart conditions should consume about 500 mg per day of combined DHA and EPA through the combination of oily fish, fish oil capsules or liquid, and food and drinks enriched with marine Omega-3 PUFA.

For adult Australians with documented CHD, National Heart Foundation recommends that they consume about 1000 mg per day of combined DHA and EPA through a combination of oily fish, fish oil capsules or liquid, and food and drinks enriched with marine Omega-3 PUFA.

The position statement by Notational heart Foundation also provides cautions on the consumption of fish with high and medium methylmercury content, and advise people to follow government guidelines regarding safety issues.  Many people are unable to consume the recommended dosage requirements through fish alone and for this reason, fish oil supplements therefore provide consumers with a cost effective way of ensuring their omega 3 intake is adequate.  For further information, please visit National Heart Foundation’s website at: http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/document/NHF/HW_FS_FishOils_PS_FINAL.pdf

According to new research, eating one portion per week of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by over 50 percent.

Fish intake, the major source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). There are two types of AMD: wet and dry. Of these two types, wet AMD is the primary cause of vision loss.

In a study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers recruited 105 people (age 65 and over) with wet AMD and 2170 healthy people to act as controls, then compared their dietary habits using questionnaires. The scientists then investigated the association of oily fish and dietary DHA and EPA with wet AMD.

Compared to people who consumed less than one portion of fish per week, participants who consumed at least one serving of oily fish per week had a 50 percent reduction in risk of developing wet AMD. In addition, people who got at least 300 mg per day of DHA and EPA were 68 and 71 percent less likely to have wet AMD than those with lower consumptions.

The results of this study support previous research indicating a protective benefit of omega-3s against the onset of AMD. The benefit may be due in part to their important role in the layer of nerve cells in the retina.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 88, No. 2, 398-406, August 2008

A recent Harvard Medical School study followed more than 37,000 U.S. women for 10 years and found no correlation between multivitamin use and breast cancer risk.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently evaluated possible associations between multivitamin supplements and risk of breast cancer.  At the beginning of the study, 37,920 cancer-free U.S. women aged 45 and older provided detailed information on multivitamin supplement use.  Throughout an average of 10 years of follow-up, 1,171 cases of breast cancer were documented.


The use of multivitamin supplements was not associated with an overall risk of breast cancer in this large study group.  High frequency of use (at least 6 times per week) and duration of supplementation (current use for at least 20 years) were not associated with an increase in risk compared to non-users.  A small reduction in breast cancer risk was seen in multivitamin users who consumed 10 grams/day of alcohol or more. There was also a slight decrease in risk of estrogen receptor negative-progesterone receptor negative breast cancer among multivitamin users.

The researchers stated that there was no overall statistically significant association between multivitamin use and breast cancer, and multivitamins may reduce the risk for women consuming alcohol and in certain estrogen receptor negative cancers.

Source: Ishitani K et al. 2008. Am J Epidemiol 167(10):1197-206.

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