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Resources for Your Health

On this page, you will find information on some of the top health PRODUCTS Summer carries, RECOMMENDED READING, RECOMMENDED ORGANIZATIONS, and information on helpful ROUGE VALLEY RESOURCES for those folks here in Southern Oregon.

Top Products Available from Summer:

The best of the best products for your health!
Green Pastures Products: This small family owned business provides high-quality sacred-food oils just as they were made prior to the industrialized food and farming revolution. I highly recommend the High Vitamin Butter Oil and the Fermented Cod Liver Oil for most people, and these two products are AVAILABLE IN THE ORGANIC ELEMENTS STORE.
BioSuperfood Whole-Food Algae Supplements: With four types of nutrient-dense micro-algae, BioSuperfood provides every known vitamin, complete protein, a wide range of minerals, and essential fatty acids, plus chlorophyll, enzymes and phytonutrients.  "Algae" includes a range of microscopic water plants, making this product less of a supplement and more of a food that you can and should incorporate into your healthy diet to fill in any gaps in your nutrient intake.  Skip the multivitamin and use this instead. AVAILABLE IN THE ORGANIC ELEMENTS STORE.
Prescript Assist Probiotic Capsules: Proven to be one of the most effective probiotic supplements for restoring levels of gastrointestinal micro-flora compromised from antibiotics, medication, poor diet, stress, and digestive abnormalities in randomized, double-blind controlled trials.  Unlike most priobiotic supplements, Prescript Assist contains 29 microrganisms commonly found in the digestive tract, along with a prebiotic compound that increases the proliferation of the organisms.  Most of the cells in your body are bacterial -- make sure they're the right ones! AVAILABLE IN THE ORGANIC ELEMENTS STORE.
Bio-Kult Probiotic Capsules: When she developed the GAPS protocol, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride created her own probiotic supplement for her patients.  This probiotic, which contains 14 different strains of freeze-dried beneficial bacteria, is considered the gold-standard for GAPS patients, and is now sold under the name Bio-Kult. Due to the freeze-drying process and careful quality control procedures, the capsules are shelf-stable without refrigeration for two years, with an expiration date marked on each box.  The capsules are designed to protect the bacteria from stomach acid, allowing them to reach the gut where they are needed. AVAILABLE IN THE ORGANIC ELEMENTS STORE.
Bio-Kult Candea Probiotic Capsules: From the makers of Bio-Kult, a product specifically designed to help those struggling with yeast infection.  Bio-Kult Candea contains seven strains of good bacteria chosen for their yeast-fighting properties, plus anti-fungal garlic and grapefruit seed extract. This can be particularly helpful for women with recurrent vaginal yeast, and nursing moms struggling with thrush on the breasts and in the baby's mouth. This product is suitable for children with yeast issues as well. AVAILABLE IN THE ORGANIC ELEMENTS STORE.
Premier Research Labs: The PRL line of high-quality nutritional supplements are rigorously tested to ensure that all ingredients and finished products are free of any non-nutritive substances, including fillers and binders common in many supplements.  As such, PRL is known for producing "Exipient Free" nutritional supplements. These supplements are formulated by Dr. Bob Marshall and all ingredients are listed on the bottle and are of top quality sourcing.
Ancient Minerals Magnesium: Magneisum is a key mineral for healthy muscles, nervous system, and so much more.  However, many of us are magnesum deficient.  Ancient Minerals topical magnesium products allow absorption of this essential mineral through the skin, optimizing absorption and bypassing the digestive tract for those with a sensitive gut. Summer carries Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil, applied direclty to the skin, and Bath Flakes, to be dissloved in a tub or foot bath.
Pure Indian Foods Ghee: The best quality organic, grass-fed ghee I have found! I am now offering this at the office/, to help you save on shipping costs! It is delicious and lactose and casein free. Highly recommended for anyone wanting more quality animal fats in their diet.
Dandy Blend Coffee Substitute: A delicious caffeine-free beverage that is enjoyed everyday by recovering coffee addicts. This is a tasty and satisfying beverage that actually benefits the liver. It contains over 50 trace minerals in each cup, fueling your body with lasting energy. As quick and easy to make as instant coffee, but much more healthful!
EARTHPASTE: A toothpaste that contains six ingredients, all of which you can pronounce and will be familiar to you: water, salt, clay, natural menthol, and essential oils. That’s it! No chemicals, no foaming agents, nothing that isn’t safe to eat.  This may be vastly differnt from what you are used to.  Go ahead, read your toothpaste ingredient label now.  If you're not sure what those ingredients are that you are regularly consuming every time you brush your chompers, give our office a call so you can stop in and pick up your own tube of toxin free toothpaste.  This is the prefered toothpaste Summer uses herself daily. Check it out!
OraWellness Healthy Mouth Blend: This organic essential oil blend helps you fight gum disease in any number of ways.  Add it to water to use as mouthwash, use it on your toothbrush with or instead of your toothpaste, or put a drop on your finger and rub it on your dental floss before using.  The oils are a germ-killing powerhouse that can treat bad breath, receding gums, and many other symptoms that are so common most of us don't even know that there is anything that can be done to improve them.
Bare Bones Broth: Click to buy traditional bone broth, Summer's #1 recommended healing food.
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Recommended Reading:

(Many of these books, and other recommended health products, are available from Summer and can be purchased by contacting her at Support@SummerWaters.com or by calling 541.326.8952.)

"Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats" by Sally Fallon-Morell. This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.

Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.  This is a great reference book as well as a cook book. 

"Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects" by Dr. Weston A. Price, MS., D.D.S., F.A.G.D..  First published in 1939, this monumental but highly readable book is designed to preserve the classic study of Dr. Price's worldwide investigation of the deleterious effects of processed foods and synthetic farming methods on human health, and the promise of regeneration through sound nutrition. This bestseller contains guidelines for approaching optimum health and reproduction, now and through future generations, as did the primitives. Dr. Price has been universally accepted as one of the foremost authorities on the role of foods in their natural form in the overall health pattern and the development of degenerative illnesses as a result of the addition of processed foods to our diet.  Click here to link to a free copy of this publication that is available online!

"Primal Body, Primal Mind" by Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT.  Examining the healthy lives of our pre-agricultural Paleolithic ancestors and the marked decline in stature, bone density, and dental health as well as the increase in malnutrition, birth defects, and disease following the implementation of the agricultural lifestyle, Nora Gedgaudas shows how our modern grain - and carbohydrate-heavy low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for, leading not only to life long weight gain, but to cravings, mood disorders, cognitive problems, and "diseases of civilization" - such as cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), heart disease, and mental illness.

"Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition" Second Edition by Ramiel Naigel.  Whether you an adult struggling with tooth decay, a parent of a young child with cavities, a pregnant mom, the book Cure Tooth Decay will provide you with information, resources and tools to immediately slow down, stop and/or remineralize your cavities. Cure Tooth Decay is the result of five years of research and trial and error. Many people have reported positive results from applying the highly potent tooth remineralization guidelines in this book.

"Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats" by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon.  Highlighting the healthy alternatives to trans fats, this revolutionary, science-based foods program explains why we must eat quality, healthy saturated fats - especially coconut - to achieve long term weight loss and life long good health.

"The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food" by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN.  A groundbreaking expose that tells the truth about soy that scientists know but that the soy industry has tried to suppress. Soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe.  Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.

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Recommended Organizations:

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Rogue Valley Resources:

I LOVE our beautiful, bountiful Rogue Valley here in Southern Oregon!  I want to share some of my favorite Rogue Valley resources for locals - or for those blessed to be visiting.

THRIVE is one of my favorite local resources because of the wide variety of local farmsThrive provides so much to our Rogue Valley! and ranches and other area businesses they list in their Rogue Flavor Guide.  Just click on the photo of the Rogue Flavor Guide to download and browse at your leisure, or you can see the local business listings below it for information on where to pick up a paper copy.  Their "Buy Local, Buy Rogue" campaign is helpful in connecting residents with the necessary information to help promote many fine local businesses.  If you would like some encouragement about why buying locally produced products is the best investment you can make, be sure to click here.  Thanks THRIVE for all
you do for our local farmers, consumers, and business owners!

Rogue Valley Grower's and Crafter's Markets are such a rich Every new patient gets a copy of the Rogue Flavor Guide.resource for connecting with your local farmers and ranchers to source as much food as is feasible from our local foodshed.  This translates into better quality, fresher foods (more flavor and more nutrition) with some fun community interaction while sometimes soaking up some valuable vitamin D from the sun while you do your outdoor shopping. 

Farmer's Markets Rock!Folks, it just dosn't get any easier to take care of your health!  As always, I recommend and encourage you to ask questions of YOUR farmers and frequent the stands of those who are raising foods in the way you want.

 

Our awesome area food cooperatives include the long established Ashland Food Co-opJoin the AFC Today!(AFC) and the newer, Medford Food Co-op (MFC)Join the MFC Today!Oh, how I LOVE our area co-ops!  I am a proud member of both of these businesses and enjoy the benefits of 10% off coupons and $5.00 off coupons regularly.  Everyone can shop and anyone can join!  Please consider an investment in your food and community by becoming a co-op member today!

Project Rogue Valley (PRV) is another local treasure.  I appreciate the work this growing organization does to "make a major difference in the quality of Rogue Valley life for years to come."  Just imagine what we can accomplish at our local level if we all help support this type of community led, grassroots activism!  PRV is " building a healthy, self-reliant community for today and tomorrow."

The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) is a nonprofit that disseminates the research and teachings of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price. Price’s studies of isolated non-industrialized people determined optimum characteristics of human diets.  As the Volunteer Chapter Leader for the Rogue Valley Weston A. Price Foundation (RV WAPF) Chapter, I hope you will join me at one of our regular meetings!  For more information regarding our RV WAPF local chapter activities, you can join us at one of our meetings or see our Informational Handout.  If you would like to receive important health and food related announcements (including local meeting announcements) from our free online RV WAPF Yahoo Group please sign up here.   

Sign up to show your support!Genetically Modified Organisims (GMOs) are a pressing threat to our food supply, our health, and our environment.  Our Family Farms Coalition continues to work to keep Jackson County free of GMO crops.  In 2014, OFFC sponsored a ballot initiative approved by the citizens of Jackson County banning GMO crops in the county.  They are now on the front lines of an ongoing, but so far successful, legal defense of the measure against lawsuits filed by big agribusiness. This project is vital to the preservation of unadulterated seeds.  Click the image to the right to sign up as a supporter, and please click here to educate yourself about the dangers of GMOs!

That's all for now folks, but there's plenty of other local gems.  Please let us know if you really think something needs to be listed here under the Rogue Resource Page.  Just send us an email to Support@SummerWaters.com and we'll check it out.  Thanks!

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