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Healthelicious NutriBlast® DigestEasy® Blend

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  • About the NutriBlast® DigestEasy Blend


    Short story: a nutritional formulation, with no detectable gluten, of 99 healthy ingredients low in:

    • FODMAPs
    • Lectins
    • Oxalates
    • Salicylates
    • Vaso-active Amines

    suitable for people with digestive intolerances.

    The long story...

    I had been meaning to catch up with a good friend for ages and we finally did lunch the week before Christmas 2016. The friend asked if I could do a NutriBlast® version for her low in lectins, a substance plants produce as a deterrent to being eaten. It is found in most proteins. Some people have an intolerance to it.

    So I started doing some looking into food allergies and intolerances. Came across a video by a heart specialist who gave up doing operations and got into supplements when a client got a dramatic improvement in his arteries (50% reduction in blockage) within 6 months with polyphenol rich supplements.

    What is a Food Allergy?

    From: http://www.allergy.org.au/patients/food-other-adverse-reactions/food-intolerance “A food allergy is an immune system reaction to food during which many irritant chemicals (such as histamine) are released into the tissues. This can result in itchy rashes, stomach upset, cough and wheeze and the more severe allergic symptoms (anaphylaxis).” Because they produce an immune system reaction, food allergies show up on allergy tests.

    What is a Food Intolerance?

    When, after ingesting a food, one experiences a body reaction that is non-optimal but does not involve the immune system.

    When people complain of symptoms such as headaches, bloating or mouth ulcers after eating, they are often describing symptoms of a food intolerance, rather than those of a food allergy.

    Food allergy and food intolerance are commonly confused, as symptoms of food intolerance occasionally resemble those of food allergy. However, the following difference should be noted. A food intolerance:
    does not involve the immune system and
    does not cause severe allergic reactions (known as anaphylaxis) and
    does not show up on allergy testing.

    Food intolerance can be a difficult concept to understand and is poorly understood by by many, even some doctors. Sometimes substances within foods can increase the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, rashes (such as hives) or the stomach upset of irritable bowel. Coincidence can often make it difficult to pinpoint the exact food source as we consum many different foods in a day.

    A key takeaway from the video, avoid tofu and soy products as you would other toxins! Tomatoes are high in lectins, mostly in the skin. Hence the wisdom of the old Italian tradition of using skinned tomatoes.

    I am not so keen on his blanket recommendation to avoid goji berries. I think the advice should be a bit more qualified as not everyone is lectin intolerant.

    Here are some more interesting links:

    How to eat a low oxalate diet: http://kidneystones.uchicago.edu/how-to-eat-a-low-oxalate-diet/

    Foods containing salicylates: https://atpscience.com/salicylate-foods-sensitivity-intolerances-and-food-list/

    Before I go any further, here are some definitions I compiled so you have a better grasp of what may ail you or yours.

    Antigen

    a toxin or other foreign substance which induces an immune response in the body.

    Antibody

    a blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances which the body recognizes as alien, such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in the blood.

    Plasma

    the liquid portion of the blood that has had the red and white blood cells removed.

    Platelets

    are a component of blood whose function (along with the coagulation factors) is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries.

    Blood

    Blood is a highly specialized tissue composed of more than 4,000 different kinds of components. Four of the most important ones are red blood cells (45%), white blood cells (0.1%), platelets (0.17%), and plasma (55%).

    Serum

    an amber-coloured, protein-rich liquid which separates out when blood coagulates. Plasma that has also had the clotting factors removed.

    Serology

    Serology is the scientific study of serum and other bodily fluids. In practice, the term usually refers to the diagnostic identification of antibodies in the serum.

    Serological

    of or having to do with serology

    Agglutination

    a reaction in which particles (red blood cells or bacteria) suspended in a liquid collect into clumps and which occurs especially as a serological response to a specific antibody.

    Except at wound sites, one’s blood should ideally not have clumped or agglutinated red blood cells. They should be separated and move freely. Looking at images of different people’s blood shows remarkable variations!

    Lectin

    Any of a class of proteins, chiefly of plant origin (found in many grains, rice and legumes), which bind specifically to certain sugars and so cause agglutination of particular cell types. Can disrupt cell membranes initiating a cascade of immune and autoimmune events leading to cell death.

    Oxalates

    Naturally occurring molecule found in abundance in plants and humans. Not a required nutrient for people, and too much can lead to kidney stones.

    In plants, oxalate helps to get rid of extra calcium by binding with it. That is why so many high-oxalate foods are from plants. In humans, it may work as a “prebiotic,” feeding good bacteria in the gut.

    When we eat foods with oxalate, it travels through the digestive tract and passes out in the stool or urine. As it passes through the intestines, oxalate can bind with calcium and be excreted in the stool. However, when too much oxalate continues through to the kidneys, it can lead to kidney stones.

    Calcium oxalate kidney stones are the most common type of kidney stone in the United States. The higher your levels of oxalate, the greater your risk of developing these kinds of kidney stones.

    There are two ways to address this.
    1. Lower your consumption of oxalate rich foods and/or
    2. increase your calcium intake to give the oxalates calcium to bind to so they don’t accumulate in the liver and cause stones.

    Salicylates

    Organic chemicals found naturally in many herbs, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. They act as preservatives to prevent rot and disease and protect against pests. Stored in the most vulnerable plant parts; the leaves, bark, roots, skin and seeds.

    Because we regularly consume salicylates, our body has to detoxify and clear away these chemicals before they accumulate. We have a threshold for symptoms. Once our salicylate load gets to around that level we start getting allergic style inflammatory reactions when we ingest them.

    Vaso-active amines

    Naturally occuring chemicals in certain types of food and drink and include histamine, tyramine and phenylethylamine. Produced by bacteria during fermentation, storage or decay.

    Although high levels of vasoactive amines can make anyone feel unwell, most people can tolerate the amount found in a normal diet. Some people, however, will experience a reaction to “normal” levels, which may be due to a reduced ability to break them down in their digestive system. It is believed that this is the result of a lack of the enzyme diamine oxidase. After consuming food or drink containing high quantities of vaso-active amines, individuals may suffer “allergy-like” symptoms such as headaches, rashes, flushing, itching, swelling, runny or blocked nose, irregular heartbeat, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain. Symptoms may occur 30 minutes or longer after consumption and level of tolerance will vary from person to person. There are no reliable tests to diagnose vaso-active amine sensitivity, but true food allergies should be ruled out by an experienced clinician before experimenting with your diet.

    So, if you have symptoms of food intolerances I now have something for you to try. I took the NutriBlast® Greens+ Vegan and took out of the recipe the ingredients highest in FODMAPs, Lectins, Salicylates, Oxalates and Vaso-active Amines and was left with this list. Run your eye over it and if you want to try a tub, drop me a line. If you have food intolerances and are keen to try this out but there are one or more ingredients in the list you know cause problems for you, drop me a line and let me know which is a problem for you.

  • To Purchase the NutriBlast® DigestEasy® Blend


    I have tried to make it as economical as possible for you to have the best nutrition possible.

    If you want to purchase one or two tubs, just click the button “Add to Cart”.
    You will be able to alter the quantity on the following screen.

    1There are two ways to avail yourself of bulk pricing:
    1. purchase 4 or more tubs at a time or
    2. purchase 40 bars or slices at the same time as one or mre tubs of NutriBlast.

    To see both prices, click the little down arrow to the right of the text “Single unit purchasr $104 AUD”.

    Then select the retail or bulk rate. Then click the button “Add to Cart”.
    You will be able to alter the quantity on the next screen.

    If it gets too hard, give me a call.
    If you want to call in to Glebe and pick it up so you don’t have to pay postage, call or drop me an email. (Details below.)

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  • Allergen Statement for the NutriBlast® DigestEasy® Blend


    Contains herbs and spices.

    And like all my products, what I leave out is as important as what I put in:


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    No cane sugar Tick
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    No detectable gluten Tick
    No added preservatives Tick
    No trans-fats Tick

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  • Ingredient List for the NutriBlast® DigestEasy® Blend


    (Click on any hyperlinked ingredient for a data sheet on that ingredient.)

    The ingredients for an individual batch may vary slightly due to seasonal unavailability, crop failure or supplier shortages.

    In descending order of quantity used the standard recipe includes:

    * an asterisk after the ingredient name denotes wild crafted or organic.

    This information is current as of 5 January 2017. Batches made after this date may be different.


  • Nutrition Information Panel for NutriBlast DigestEasy Blend


    Portion size: 56 grams
    Nutrient per 56 gram portion per 100g Nutrient per 56 gram portion per 100g
    Energy 65 652 Protein 1.13 11.34
    Unsaturated Fats 0.36 3.59 Sugars 0.30 2.97
    Saturated Fats 0.07 0.73 Carbohydrates 2.07 20.73
    Medium Chain Triglycerides 0.00 0.00 Fibre 0.81 8..07
    Total Fat 0.44 4.37 Sodium 144.82 1448.24

    This information is current as of 5 January 2017, is approximate and average.
    Despite my best efforts at thoroughly mixing the ingredients, the actual values can vary from tub to tub and serving to serving.


  • Mineral & Vitamin Content for NutriBlast DigestEasy Blend


    % of Recommended Daily Intake For
    Nutrient Men Women
    Energy 1 1
    Protein 2 2
    Total Fat 0 0
    Carbohydrates 1 1
    Fibre 3 3
    Calcium over 20 16
    Copper over 20 over 30
    Iron over 20 over 20
    Manganese 2 2
    Magnesium over 20 over 20
    Phosphorus 1 1
    Potassium over 20 over 20
    Selenium over 100 over 100
    Sodium over 20 over 20
    Zinc 2 3
    Vitamin A 6 8
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 6 7
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 2 3
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) over 20 15
    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) over 30 over 30
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) over 100 over 100
    Vitamin B7 (Biotin) 0 0
    Vitamin B8 (Inositol) over 100 over 100
    Vitamin B9 (as Folate and/or Folic Acid) over 20 over 20
    Vitamin B12 over 20 over 20
    Choline over 20 over 20
    Betaine over 20 over 20
    Vitamin C over 100 over 100
    Vitamin D3 over 100 over 100
    Vitamin E over 20 over 20
    Vitamin K over 20 over 20

    This information is current as of 5 January 2017, is approximate and average.
    Despite my best efforts at thoroughly mixing the ingredients, the actual values can vary from tub to tub and serving to serving.

    Where possible I formulate my recipes to deliver the vitmains and minerals from plant ingredients that contain those nutrients.

    In some recipes and for some nutrients I supplement what I can obtain from plant sources by adding vitamin or mineral powders, such as the fulvic acid minerals.


  • Testimonials for the NutriBlast© DigestEasy© Blend


    They are coming soon. Just got to get the other product pages up in this new format then I will trawl trough my emails to get a testimonial for each product.

    Thanks for your patience!