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Posted: Sunday August 20, 2017


Check-In 6:00AM - 6:45AM
Range/Practice 6:00AM - 6:45AM
Call to Carts 6:45AM
Welcome - Dr. Pile & Greg 6:50AM
Tee Off 7:00AM

Tournament Rules

● Scramble / Best Ball Format
● Men: White Tees
● Women: Silver Tees
● Each Player Tees off. Each player hits one ball from the spot of the BEST BALL thereafter until your team hole out or reaches BOGIE. Log your score and proceed to the next hole
● Groups of 3 - ONE player is allowed two shots from each spot
● Par 3 Holes: if applicable, allow the team waiting on the tee box to HIT UP
● One Score Card per team will be submitted at the end of the round

Prize Holes

● Hole #10 $25,000 Hole in One
● Hole #10 Closet to the Pin
● Hole #12 Longest Drive
● Prize Par 3’s Hole #2, Hole #4 and Hole #13

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The Healing Properties Of The Soursop Fruit

soursopGrowing up as a boy in Hopewell, Hanover, my grandmother ensured that I was fed with a steady diet of ‘bush teas’, which, according to conventional wisdom, was good for all the ailments known to man.

In addition to the lime leaf, fever grass and mint teas, grandma Ida ensured that I was fed with a steady diet of soursop leaf tea from the tree out in the yard.

“drink up de tea bwoy, it good fuh yu nerves!” was her usual exhortation as she placed the enamel mug of soursop leaf tea before me on the dining table, suitably sweetened with condensed milk.

My grandmother was among the army of Jamaican mothers who knew that the soursop has been a natural healer for varied illnesses for generations. The information had been handed down over time and had become a conventional wisdom.

Graviola-leaf-teaPerhaps what my grandma did not know at the time, was that the healing properties of the soursop, (also known as graviola and guanabana) were not limited to, but also included the fact that it is known as an effective antidepressant, it prevented muscle spasms, can lower blood pressure, regulates the heart, widen blood vessels, it is antibacterial, anti-tumor and also anti-cancerous.

And the miracle healing powers of soursop is not limited to the fruit. Studies have shown that other parts of the plant can also be of tremendous benefit:

Seeds: antiparasitic (a natural remedy for lice)

Bark: lower fever, remedy for asthma

Leaves: speed up the healing of wounds and serves as a sedative, arthritis and rheumatism in which the leaf is crushed mixed with olive oil and applied externally; It relieved symptoms of bronchitis, colic cough, asthma, and asthenia and was considered potent enough to fight ulcers and infections.

Soursop Fruit - Kills Cancer Naturally 10000 times stronger than ChemoUnripe soursop: aid digestion

Roots: specially used for diabetes and spasms and used as sedatives.

According to the research, “the plant produces a set of phytochemicals known as the Annonaceous Acetogenins. These chemicals have powerful anticancer and antitumor properties and are hailed as a miracle for cancer patients, the biggest soursop benefit of all. The acetogenins show powerful cytotoxity towards various kinds of cancer cells and illuminate them. Researches prove that these chemicals are much more potent than the currently use chemotherapy drugs and do not harm healthy cells like the chemotherapy drugs do causing hair loss and extreme nausea.”

There is no doubt that the amazing anti-cancer properties of the soursop or grvriola tree have been extensively researched - so why haven't you heard anything about it?

According to the website www.empoweringbetterhealth.com, “the drug industry began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

graviola sop2x290It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree's most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they'd be able to patent it and make their money back.

Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!”

Abdominal Fat Linked to Heart Failure And Brittle Bones

Excess abdominal fat has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and now osteoporosis, says the Harvard Medical School. Obesity was once thought to be protective against osteoporosis or weak bones but advanced imaging technology is proving otherwise. 

Researchers performed 106 comprehensive body scans on obese but otherwise healthy men and women. They discovered some people who are overweight have excessive amounts of fat inside their bones as well. Excess fatty tissue can occupy the healthy bone marrow space and inhibit new bone formation. Diminished bone formation can make bones weak, brittle and prone to fractures.

Osteoporosis has historically been associated with small and frail-framed women. Medicine once touted obesity as a protective mechanism against osteoporosis. In the past, medicine has relied on the body mass index (BMI) system to determine obesity and other health related risk factors. BMI is a ratio of an individual’s height to weight. This system has been recently under scrutiny as it fails to distinguish muscle from body fat and most importantly where the fat is located in the body. Technically, a weight lifter with a very low per cent body fat can be classified as obese using this system.

To address this problem, obesity and one’s overall health risk factors are now being quantified and measured by patterns of fat distribution instead of BMI. Researchers have found that the greater amount of fat one has, especially around the midsection, the higher the risk of osteoporosis as well as other major diseases. Excess belly fat also puts people at a greater risk of heart disease and cancer according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The missing link that has been uncovered is inflammation. Inflammation in the body is a normal and desired process that is part of the healing process.

Inflammation brings extra blood, immunity and nutrition to the area but it is meant to be a short-term response. In today’s society people have been found to experience chronic inflammation that is caused by their lifestyles, excessive amounts of stress, lack of physical activity and inadequate diets.

Medicine is now able to measure inflammation as a primary determinant in the blood. Those with higher levels of inflammation have been found to have higher rates of osteoporosis and obesity.

Researchers have also found inflammation to be a major link between obesity and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The hardening, narrowing and thickening of the arteries is due to the deposition of fatty material known as cholesterol to the walls of blood vessels. Inflammation in the body due to stress, poor diet and physical inactivity is the leading cause of high cholesterol.

Inflammation increases bad cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is a natural part of every cell in the body. The body needs it for proper healing, brain function and nerve transmission. The liver produces cholesterol but it is also a by-product of the food that we eat. Stress, injuries and other aspects that negatively affect the body can produce excess cholesterol as a healing response. Many chronic or long-term health conditions will spike cholesterol levels and put a person at risk for heart disease and stroke.

There are two types of cholesterol: low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). LDL is commonly referred to as “bad” cholesterol, while is HDL is known as “good” cholesterol. Diet, exercise, sleep and stress reduction will spike “good” cholesterol while lowering “bad” cholesterol.

Cardiovascular diseases and cancers are not limited to one risk factor as it is a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors such as poor diet, lack of physical exercise and smoking. The more risk factors one has, the greater the chance of developing inflammation and disease.

Inflammation produces high blood pressure

Blood pressure is controlled by the flexibility and overall size of the blood vessels. Inflammation and excess cholesterol reduce the flow of blood, which ultimately increases the pressure within the blood vessel.

When the pressure increases, the heart must work harder to pump blood through the smaller space and wherever the blood is traveling to will suffer. Blood carries vital nutrients and oxygen to tissues throughout body. The diminished blood flow ultimately produces the inflammatory response and negatively affects the ability for one to heal.

Smoking produces inflammation

Smoke contains chemicals that damage the lining of the blood vessels, producing inflammation and increasing fatty deposits in the arteries. Ingredients like nicotine raise blood pressure, increase heart rate and reduce oxygen flow to the tissues.

Smoking is a destructive lifestyle choice that is highly addictive. It has been linked to weight gain, weight-loss resistance, physical inactivity and excessive chemical stress on the body. Deaths resulting from cardiovascular disease and cancer can be greatly reduced by simply eliminating smoking.

Diet produces inflammation

We are what we eat. Every choice that we make today will impact our tomorrow. Our diet plays a significant role in the prevention or production of inflammation. Diets that are high in artificial processed fats, low in fresh vegetables and fruits and high in alcohol are at the greatest risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.

To help keep your blood pressure under control, and therefore lower your risk of dying, limit the amount of salt you consume. As much as 75 per cent of the salt in the average diet comes from processed foods—everything from bacon to soups to salad dressings. All natural food items such as fruits, vegetables, fish and lean meats have very little salt.

Is inflammation genetic?

The inflammatory process within the body is genetic but the lifestyles and environmental factors that trigger it are not. Learned lifestyle habits such as exercise, diet, the use of tobacco and stress management have been found to play a significant role in self-induced chronic inflammation.

Good lifestyle habits are the most effective ways to prevent chronic inflammation regardless of your age, gender or race. Your choices are not genetic.

Healthcare professionals in general are not the best communicators and are often over-worked, stressed and are looking for the “magic bullet” to help people. Society is often looking for a doctor to cure, treat and heal them when they actually have the power to do it themselves.

We seem to stress more about our weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and weak bones in comparison to the lifestyle components that created them. Let’s get back to the basics – eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise, quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption.

Dr Cory Couillard is an international healthcare speaker and columnist for numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and publications throughout the world. He works in collaboration with the World Health Organization’s goals of disease prevention and global healthcare education. Views do not necessarily reflect endorsement.

Soda Found To Cause Violence In Children

Soda consumption has long been associated with adverse health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It has also been linked with anger, depression, and suicidal thoughts in teens but the relationship was not clear in younger children, until now.

A new study published in The Journal of Paediatrics found aggression, attention problems, and withdrawal behaviour are all associated with soft drink consumption in young children.  

Approximately 3 000 5-year-old children were assessed by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, University of Vermont, and Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers found that 43 per cent of these children consumed at least 1 soda per day. “We found that the child’s aggressive behaviour score increased with every increase in soft drinks servings per day,” says Dr Shakira Suglia, assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Essentially, researchers found a dose-response relationship, meaning an increase in soda consumption equates to escalating levels of aggressive behaviour. After adjusting for several socioeconomic factors, such as depression, researchers discovered that any form of soda consumption could be hazardous. Children who drank four or more servings of soda per day were twice as likely to physically attack people and destroy other people’s belongings when compared to children who did not drink soda. Increased attention problems and withdrawal behaviours were other significant findings in the study.

“Caffeine has been associated with child behaviour problems, also sugar – though the scientific evidence is mixed,” Suglia said. Only these two components were examined and the effects of other highly processed ingredients remain silent.

Sodas contain other highly processed ingredients that include carbonated water, aspartame, sodium benzoate, phosphoric or citric acid, all of which may affect childhood behaviour.

Caffeine has also been linked in studies to insufficient sleep, nervousness and jitters, impulsivity, and risk-taking in children and adolescents. A study of 9- to 12-year-old children found that those with depression were more likely to consume caffeinated sodas. “Another possibility is that underlying organic conditions, such as low blood glucose, could lead children both to want soda and to be aggressive or withdrawn,” says researchers.

To add insult to injury, soda has been found to produce inflammation – a major cause of chronic, long-term health conditions. It increases internal visceral fat storage, puts additional stress on blood circulation and decreases overall organ function. Soda has also been shown to spike blood sugar, triglycerides levels, as well as lower HDL or good cholesterol. Soda consumption “appears to be an independent risk factor for heart disease,” says Frank Hu, M.D., professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Drinking two sodas per week increases the risk of pancreatic cancer – the deadliest form of cancer – by 87 per cent according to the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Soda has been shown to increase one’s risk of metabolic syndrome by 44 per cent, a child’s risk of becoming obese by 60 per cent and gout by 85 per cent according to researchers at Boston University School of Medicine.

Soda should not be promoted or marketed to children, teenagers or individuals who may have genetic predispositions to the above conditions.

EDITOR'S NOTE - Dr Cory Couillard is an international healthcare speaker and columnist for numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and publications throughout the world. He works in collaboration with the World Health Organization’s goals of disease prevention and global healthcare education. Views do not necessarily reflect endorsement.

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