Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Do you think Replacement Therapy works?

Many of people nowadays are going for Replacement Therapy when their body is lacking of certain component for example, hormone, collagen, glucosamine....

Lacking of hormone especially during menopause - use Hormone Replacement Therapy - injecting chemical hormones into body to 'replenish' naturally produced hormones 

Lacking of collagen as we age which affected many parts of our body (joints, sagging of internal organs and muscle, skin sagging and wrinkled) - eat animal collagen or animal placenta

Lacking of glucosamine in our body - take glucosamine pills made by chemicals (made in lab) or shells from shellfish (crabs, shrimps, lobsters)

Have you ever wondered that do this methods really work????
Do they bring side effects after 2 years down the road???

Replacement Therapy - when we use it on long term basis, there will be side effects within our body cells. 

In our body,  we know WHICH hormone we are supposed to produce and WHEN to produce,  Just like a woman experiencing menopause, she can choose to use Hormone Replacement Therapy. However, after 1 year of using HRT, this woman will face increased risk of getting breast cancer by26%, stroke by 41%!!

As a woman, if tonight she quarrels with her husband and not sleeps well, the hormone that she produces that night will be different. When we use HRT and inject the chemical hormones inside. we may have exceeded the amount of my body requires. This leads to consequences of higher risks of getting cancer as CHEMICAL hormones increases cancer risk. 

As we age, we start seeing wrinkles. This is because my body experiences loss of collagen. 
If today there is someone telling you that you can use EXTERNAL COLLAGEN (animal) to replenish your body's collagen, you can tell her/ him that it's IMPOSSIBLE. Why?
The logic is very simple. Do you think that we can use animal kidney to replace human's kidney? No. Why not? Even we can't simple take other people's kidney for transplant as our body has an IMMUNE SYSTEM which will REJECT the external source. Once rejection takes place, do you think your body will see inflammation?

Where does collagen come from? Some people may tell you to eat more pig's throttle as it is rich in collagen. However, do you know what when the animal collagen goes into your stomach, it will be digested to amino acid, no longer in the collagen structure anymore? Where do we think that we can replenish our collagen with the animal collagen?? Furthermore, the animal source like shark, cows, may be infected and contaminated with heavy metals. We will expose to health risk if we eat it into our body. 

The animal collagen which exist in the skin care products - do you think our body can absorb the collagen thru topical use? Again, it's impossible as the molecular structure of collagen is too large that the skin pores can absorb. 

Our body is very wonderful machine. To replenish collagen in your body, you SHOULD let your body to SELF-PRODUCE collagen within your body. Only your body knows very well that how much collagen you need. Each individual's collagen is different from each other.  When your body cells are young, you can self-produce your own collagen! Taking plant foods which are rich in antioxidants will help your body cells young therefore can self produce collagen within your body. 

Glucosamine has become so popular nowadays and highly recommended to consume to protect joint health. However, the medical journal from UK has publish one finding after doing a survey on a 3800 people who cotegorized into 2 groups. One group is taking glucosamine pills and the other group is taking placebo. Both groups do not know what they are taking. After taking for a while, the result shows that glucosamine doesn't improve the joint condition and the pain level. So it tells that if someone after taking glucosamine and feedback that their pain reduces, it means it's just a placebo effect. 

The side effect of glucosamine is the person will develop into diabetes after taking glucosamine pills. 
Why? The logic is very simple. Glucosamine itself doesn't exist in the mother nature. It only occurs when your body is taking plant food rich in Glutamin such as brown algae, your body will then convert glutamin into glucosamine within your body, which further converted into glycosaminoglycans (which is a major component in our cartilage).

Do you also know that those glucosamine which use crab shell or shrimp expedite the fast growth of these shrimps, do you think the farmers will put fast growth hormones into the water? Now we are eating their shells...we are indirectly eating the fast growth hormones also. 

When we go to hospital, after checking and found out that our body is lacking of certain enzyme, we will then rush to pharmacy to grab the probiotics or certain enzyme products - hoping to replace the enzymes that our body is lacking. Initially, we may find out that the product works!
However, it's important to understand this fact that - our body CAN PRODUCE own enzymes. If we to use external source of enzyme to replenish body's enzyme, do you know that your body will feel lazy to self-produce the enzyme next time? Hence, dependency happens as your body will forget how to produce for you already. 
Same logic applies when a person who sits on wheel chair for 1 year and after that, he can't walk anymore as the leg muscle will degenerate and lose the ability of walking!

When a healthy person keep taking injection of external insulin, initially everything looks fine. However, after  a while, this person will develop diabetes, because the body forgets how to produce insulin itself already.

Omega 3: 
When we go to pharmacy, you may be approached by someone to get fish oil to replenish your omega 3 within your body. Fish can produce DHA and EPA (Omega 3), and Plant has only ALA (another form of Omega 3). Do you know that fish eats seaweed (which has ALA) to produce DHA and EPA within its body? Actually, do you think that human's body should be more wonderful that fish? When human takes chia seed and kiwi seed (rich in ALA), we can also produce EPA and DHA.

However, it became a norm that we tend to reply on replacement therapy to protect our health nowadays. We may justify that since all these fishes can produce EPA and DHA, i eat the fish will do. With this practise, human didn't realise that they start depending on these animal sources and create imbalance within the body which will bring many negative consequences in the long run. 

Living in the society where health info from advertisement, TV, radio, newspaper is so abundant, we really need to be a WISE consumer in CHOOSING THE RIGHT INFO and KNOWLEDGE to practise. 

NUTRITIONAL IMMUNOLOGY - which always pioneers in the latest findings of health information, led by Dr Jau-Fei Chen keeps educating consumers and public on the right health knowledge, and allows the public to be a wise consumer! 

The above information - learned form Dr Chen thru one of her "Live! With Dr Chen" Health Seminars held in Singapore.

Warm regards, 

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