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  • Concentrated food vs. foods

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    In this blog, we will be talking about NutriKane D as a concentrated food, what that means, and how it differs from herbal supplements that tend to be extracts.

    Directed nutrition (or food as medicine) takes a very different approach to the same basic premise as vitamins and supplements. That premise is that when the body is deficient in the nutrients it needs, it can’t function well and that can either a) result in metabolic problems such as blood glucose management; and b) mean the body cannot deal with diseases as well as it should. It has been well established that dietary management of conditions such as diabetes is effective, and that supplementation of vitamins in some cases effectively prevents disease (folate for pregnancy, calcium for bones etc.). However, by and large taking supplements has failed to be effective in the long run. We now have a pretty good idea why that is.

    Supplements are either chemically synthesised versions of something found in nature, a natural product that is treated with solvents and chemicals to concentrate a small fraction of what is in it, or both. What this means is that a very concentrated version of a small group of molecules is taken. Historically, this comes from the pharmaceutical industry that is used to make pure defined products, however, in the nutrition space we know that it just doesn’t work and can even be dangerous. When we talk about concentrated food, what we mean is that we take a food that is known to be rich in nutrients that have a scientific backing for health and then that the food is condensed as much as possible in its entirety. In the case of NutriKane all the micronutrients and antioxidants are still there, but the sugar is removed. The amount of these foods needed to get a benefit is then calculated and an appropriate eating schedule made. Rather than just saying “eat better food”, we have developed these highly concentrated foods are to be beneficial for your overall gut health. They have also been shown to trigger a fat burning effect, due to the richness of trace elements, and other nutrients.

    Before we continue, we need to discuss what makes you full. A common mistake people make is that they believe that calories make you feel full. This however has been shown to not be the case; rather it is the protein, bacterial interaction with fibres, and micronutrients that trigger the “full” feeling after we eat . It’s all to do with hormones. When your body becomes hungry, signals are sent to the brain letting you know that it’s time to eat. As you begin to eat, the food is digested and the absorption of micronutrients, digested protein, and “secondary metabolytes” (the things fibre digesting bacteria release when they eat dietary fibre) then trigger the hormones in our bodies that say we have eaten enough. The body takes time to send the signals to the brain, telling it that it is full and the fewer micronutrients the longer it takes. This is where the (inaccurate) term “empty calories” comes from. What this actually means is that you will keep consuming food no matter how many calories it has until you reach your nutrient quota. Due to this, overeating normally occurs when eating highly processed foods.

    As NutriKane D is a concentrated food, overeating normally doesn’t occur. NutriKane D is best taken before a meal in the morning and at night. As a concentrated food, it contains a large dose of the micronutrients that you need, such us the same amount of chromium as 1 ½ cups of broccoli and an equivalent antioxidant load as a glass of cranberry juice, all in sachet form. As a concentrated food, it can even work with processed foods, because the total micronutrients is much higher, meaning you eat less to be satisfied. NutriKane D doesn’t physically fill your stomach like some fibre supplements do, rather it tells your body that it is full, by supplying it with an appropriate amount of micronutrients.

     

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  • The Myth of Disinfectants

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    If this was a comedy website or perhaps a “life Hack” blog, then this article would be about how your sponge is dirtier than your toilet seat, or that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s, or some other rubbish that shows a dramatic lack of scientific knowledge. The real myth of disinfectants however is that in everyday life they are a good idea.

    So, what does that even mean? Everyone knows that germs are bad for you right? Well actually no; the truth is that germs (bad or pathogenic bacteria) make up only a tiny percentage (less than 1% of the species of bacteria around us, and that even then the majority of bacterial badness only occurs when the normal order of things is thrown out of whack. Don’t get me wrong, there are some situations where disinfectants are a great idea – cleaning wounds, or in situations where someone is already compromised (sick in a hospital for example). However, in everyday life it is far more important to leave the bacteria to look after themselves. Most people have heard of the gut microbiome by now, but the truth is that microbiomes are everywhere, on our skin, in the soil, even on our bench tops. For the most part the good bacteria keep the bad in check but sometimes the bad bacteria get a foothold and that’s when things start to go wrong for us. Often that foot hold happens because, just like antibiotics, we use disinfectants too much. Just like antibiotics, pathogenic bacteria can become disinfectant resistant. So, when you wipe down the bench 20 times a day what you are doing is making it harder and harder for the good bacteria to keep it all under control. No matter how hard the bad bacteria try they can’t develop a resistance to being eaten by good bacteria, but if the good bacteria aren’t there because of disinfectants then they can thrive.

    This has become such a big problem that the FDA recently banned the marketing of antibacterial soaps for domestic use as they provided no benefit and have been linked to negative health outcomes.

    So, here’s a tip – if you are having constant stomach issues you might want to ditch the antibacterial soaps and toothpastes. Those antibacterial agents are almost certainly getting into your diet screwing with your guts.

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  • Diabetes for beginners

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    Type1 Diabetes Mellitus

    Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is an auto immune condition in which the immune system destroys the specialist cells in the pancreas which produce insulin (called beta cells). Type 1 diabetes is actually a collection of a number of different conditions that all result in the body attacking the pancreas. There is a genetic component, however less than 5% of people that are prone to T1DM actually get it (1) and there are definitely environmental factors. Early diet has even been suggested as a culprit, and there is certainly a higher rate of T1DM in children that are fed formula instead of breast milk(2). Currently there is no cure, and while environmental factors such as diet are definitely involved we currently do not know enough to reliably prevent it.

    Onset is usually abrupt and the symptoms are fairly obvious. Symptoms can include excessive thirst and urination, unexplained weight loss, weakness, feeling tired and lethargic, and blurred vision.

    T1DM is most usually managed with insulin injections several times a day, or with the use of an insulin pump. Although Type 1 isn’t only caused by your lifestyle choices, diet is still one of the most effective way to manage the long-term effects. Choices you make NOW can reduce the impact of diabetes related complications such as kidney disease, limb amputation and blindness.

    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    If you have type 2 diabetes (T2DM), your body does not use the insulin that it makes properly. Insulin is an important hormone that allows your to use the glucose made when you eat meals. The insulin controls the flow of glucose into cells which is then turned into ATP which the cell uses for energy. Without insulin, the glucose stays in your blood, where it can cause serious problems.

    TT2DM is largely caused by lifestyle and is therefore usually preventable, yet it affects millions of people worldwide. One of the biggest issues with T2DM is that the damage starts to be done before symptoms get serious enough for people to notice, which means that there are countless people around the world who don’t know they are pre-diabetic or even have full blown T2DM.

    Other Types of Diabetes Mellitus.

    Like most things to do with our bodies things are never quite as simple as 2 boxes. Many people suffer from a condition known as Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) this in simple terms starts as T2DM (insulin is produced but not well used) and progresses to T1DM (the pancreas becomes so damaged that it stops producing insulin). Alternatively it is now known that diabetes can be caused by viral damage (Termed Type 3c diabetes), and it has even been suggested that Alzheimer’s disease is a type of diabetes caused by insulin insensitivity in the brain.

    Diabetes is a metabolic condition so there is no “cure”, but it can be easily managed or even eliminated if caught soon enough. Diet and exercise are two proven methods of managing diabetes. If you diabetes has progressed to the point that medication is requires then balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) can keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range even if permanent damage has occurred. The concept of ‘food as medicine’ has gained traction to help people manage their blood sugar levels, amongst other things, more naturally. 7 News recently highlighted a possible lupin derived product that could one day help people manage blood sugar levels. NutriKane D however is a product that can naturally lower blood sugar levels, and has been proven to do so.

     

    1. Steck AK, Rewers MJ. Genetics of Type 1 Diabetes. Clinical chemistry. 2011;57(2):176-85.

    2. Mejia-Leon ME, Barca AM. Diet, Microbiota and Immune System in Type 1 Diabetes Development and Evolution. Nutrients. 2015;7(11):9171-84.

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  • The NEW NutriKane D and how it works

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    Proven Prebiotic

    Just like us the good bacteria living in our digestive tract need good nutrition to thrive. Unlike a vitamin tablet, the micronutrients in NutriKane D are bound in a bioactive fibre matrix. This means that the nutrients in NutriKane D are slowly released along the entire digestive tract feeding all the different bacteria that we need to thrive while starving the bacteria that do us harm. Scientifically it is very hard to identify a single bacteria that s good for us, rather it is well understood that having a healthy, and diverse, population is the most important thing.

    NutriKane D is a broad spectrum prebiotic. It feeds all the good bacteria in the gut, which then reduces the inflammatory “bad” bacteria and provides essential “secondary metabolites” that have been proven to reduce inflammation and high blood sugar levels. Simple prebiotics, such as fibre supplements and oligosaccharides, only feed one or two types of good bacteria. This could lead to an overpopulation of these types of bacteria. Even if it is considered a “positive” bacteria, an overpopulation in one type of bacteria reduces diversity, which is essential for overall health. NutriKane D is a true broad spectrum prebiotic that all of the good bacteria in the gut.

    Complex Micronutrients

    Most foods focus on Macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, dietary fibre) and while these are important to survival, it is the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories) that are essential to optimal health. Our bodies absorb nutrients as a whole and not as discreet molecules. supplements that have a large amount of a single micronutrient have been shown to actually result in negative effects. NutriKane D as a medical food contains different micronutrients at very high amounts compared to processed foods. However these micronutrients are still present at physiological levels. By having micronutrients present at the correct amounts in a natural form, the body is absorbing what it needs to repair damage and maintain homeostasis (the correct levels of biological functions). Because the nutrients are from natural foods, they are also bound to the fibre, so they slowly release over time, as the bacteria break the fibre down. It is well understood that a slow release of nutrients over the whole gut is far better than a quick release of single vitamins.

    Soluble & Insoluble Fibre

    The product contains a mixture of soluble and insoluble fibre, as well as resistant starch in the ratios that are found in vegetables. Insoluble fibre is fibre not used by us or the microbes in our gut, so there is something to physically pass through the whole length of the gut. It has been conclusively shown that this physical interaction with the intestinal lining is essential for good gut health, as well as preventing serious disease such as colon cancer.

    Lowers BSLs

    Blood sugar management is an incredibly complex issue because it is so important to human health. We now understand that there are several ways that diabetes can occur (virus infection, lifestyle choices, liver or pancreas damage etc.). By providing the body with the nutrition it needs NutriKane D can help the body adjust to many of these negative pressures. Additionally, one simple way to manage blood glucose levels is to lower the Glycaemic Index of foods.

    Meals with high GI are foods that are digested, absorbed and metabolised at a faster pace, resulting in blood glucose highs and lows. High G.I. High GI foods make us hungry faster and contribute to obesity and weight gain. These foods are particularly a problem for people with diabetes as they cause large uctuations in their blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with low GI are foods that result in smaller uctuations in blood sugar levels.

    Having a diet containing generally low GI foods is one key for your long-term health, partially by reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Foods with a GI of 55 and below are considered low GI foods. Being a diabetic with a diet predominantly consisting of low GI foods is beneficial, as your blood sugar levels are more easily controlled. It is important to have a diet consisting of moderate amounts of low GI carbohydrate foods regularly over the day to keep blood sugar levels consistent.

    NutriKane has been proven to lower the glycaemic index of foods, as well as improving nutritional outcomes. During our 7 years of research on NutriKane D, we conducted experiments on most types of foods and showed that the GI of every food we tested is lowered when eaten with a glass of NutriKane D.

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  • Media Release- 26/01/2018

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    OFFICIAL LAUNCH ON AUSTRALIA DAY OF A BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCT THAT WILL IMPROVE THE LIVES OF AUSTRALIANS WHO SUFFER FROM ELEVATED BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS

     

    After 7 years of research and test marketing, natural medical product company MediKane is launching NutriKane D a proven health product that will improve the lives of Australians and people around the world who suffer from elevated blood sugar levels, which is a major problem for people living with diabetes.

    This all-new product, that is supported with high quality scientific and clinical evidence is a breakthrough in the food as medicine space and will be launched on Australia Day Friday 26 January 2018.

    NutriKane D is a safe, natural, concentrated medical food that comes in an easy to use sachet dose. NutriKane D contains all of the types of dietary fibres and a wide range of essential micronutrients that have been shown to not only aid the maintenance of the microbiome but also reduce inflammation and ultimately help control blood sugar levels. Research has shown that up to 90% of all diseases can be traced in some way back to the gut and health of the microbiome.

    In other good news, recent changes to investment laws mean that each and every one us now has the opportunity to invest in this groundbreaking Australian product.

    MediKane Holdings Ltd is currently preparing a crowd-sourced funding (CSF) offer document and undergoing checks with Enable Funding (AFSL: 502802) before undertaking a CSF capital raise. Potential investors in MediKane Holdings Ltd should consider the CSF offer document and the general risk warning (when both are available) at www.enablefunding.com before deciding to invest.

    For product information and sales visit: www.nutrikane.com.au For Media enquiries Amanda Buckworth, AB Publicity
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    amanda@abpublicity.com.au M: 0413 949 140 

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