December 8th, 2013No Comments, Holistic Health, Info Graphic, by herbs.
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There are a number of factors implicated in the disease process, and many of them can be traced back to a deficiency in minerals. This is not hard to believe, due to the current state of our overall soil conditions, which have a very poor mineral content. So if we decide to take a mineral, which one do we choose? It appears magnesium should be at the top of the list, as it could quite possibly be the panacea to many health problems.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency
It is estimated that 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Some core symptoms that indicate you are deficient include:
- Heart disease
- Muscle cramping
- Stress and sleep disorders
- Bowel disease
Vital in hearth health and musculature function
A study by George Washington University found that magnesium deficiency led to increased inflammation in the body, affecting blood vessels, cardiovascular, and intestinal tissues. Cardiovascular tissue inflammation can lead to heart disease because it increases oxidative stress, while intestinal inflammation causes digestive disorders.
Magnesium deficiency also decreases lipid metabolism and increases blood pressure, negatively impacting the health of the arteries and eventually causing atherosclerosis. Research shows that adding 365 mg of magnesium to the diet twice daily for six months can reduce the likelihood of experiencing exercise-induced chest pain.
Magnesium also influences the peristaltic action of the intestinal system, which facilitates proper bowel movements. Adequate levels of magnesium can assist faster transit time through the GI tract, which in turn helps reduce the risk of bowel disease.
Balances blood sugar
With the consumption of a high sugar diet and being overweight or obese for 10 to 15 years, often comes the condition of type 2 adult onset diabetes.
A review from the journal Biological Trace Element Research reports that magnesium plays an important role in metabolizing carbohydrates, while influencing the activity of hormones that control blood glucose levels. Low magnesium can cause insulin resistance, which could result in the kidneys being unable to retain magnesium during periods of hyperglycemia, creating a magnesium deficiency and subsequently, diabetes.
Magnesium has certainly been implicated in keeping blood sugar in balance, promoting the production of insulin, opening the cells up to receive insulin, and allowing glucose into the cells.
Relieves stress and improves sleep
A recent study of people with poor sleep quality, as conducted by the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index, found that taking a magnesium supplement decreased chronic inflammatory stress levels and improved sleep quality.
Researchers suggest that adding magnesium to their diets decreased the participants sympathetic nervous activity, effectively reducing stress and allowing them to relax.
Maintains strong bones
Calcium is often pointed out as necessary for stronger bones, but it means little if you don’t have adequate levels of magnesium and vitamin D.
Magnesium activates cellular enzyme activity, allowing the body to convert vitamin D into its active form to help with calcium absorption and bone building. Magnesium aids the release of the hormone calcitonin, which helps to preserve bone structure and draws calcium out of the blood and soft tissues and back into the bones.
It should be noted that magnesium is also positively identified in helping with a number of other critical processes including brain function, muscle building, metabolic action, and digestion.
It appears that the addition of adequate magnesium to your diet can help you overcome several well-known health conditions. Choose quality supplements as well as a diet full of leafy green vegetables, seaweed, nuts/seeds, and cacao, and start experiencing the benefits of this ‘miracle mineral’.
Of course, there is rarely one miracle shot that heals everything, but a sophisticated protocol that focuses on game breaking supplementation and nutritional choices can certainly provide you with the answers you aren’t getting anywhere else.
December 7th, 2013No Comments, Articles & Information, Health & Science, Holistic Health, Product Information, by herbs.
This popular product for the immune system is a bitter herb that has some astringent properties. The root contains the alkaloids hydrastine, berberine and canadine.
The alkaloids in goldenseal support immune system health and support healthy inflammation response.
Historically Goldenseal was used by the Cherokee Indians at least 300 years ago and has been highly prized by Native Americans for ages. It was used for immune-building and for a wide variety of topical and skin issues. This root was also used for help in balancing blood-sugar levels.
- Helps support mucous membrane health.
- Provides a friendly probiotic environment.
- Supports the immune system.
- May support digestive, respiratory and urinary health.
Note: Do not use during pregnancy
Herbology 101: Lutein
Lutein is a carotenoid, a colorful class of phytochemicals that give many fruits and vegetables their colors. Carotenoids help protect the body with their antioxidant properties. They especially support eye health, the heart and the circulatory system.
Historically Lutein has been used to support the health and structure of the macula, a surface of pigment at the center/back of the eye that is responsible for focus and for color differentiation. It also has been used to support general eye health as it helps to filter out damaging light and thereby protects eye tissues.
- Supports vision.
- Helps protect against UV damage to eyes and skin.
- Provides powerful antioxidant support (quenches damaging free radicals)
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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, December 6, 2013
by Andrew W. Saul, Editor
(OMNS Dec 6, 2013) Heard anything bad lately about ascorbic acid vitamin C? If you haven’t, you may have been away visiting Neptune for too long. For nearly four decades, I have seen that, like all other fashions, vitamin-bashing goes “in” and “out” of style. Lately it has (again) been open season on vitamin C, especially if taken as cheap ascorbic acid. Linus Pauling, the world’s most qualified advocate of vitamin C, urged people to take pure ascorbic acid powder or crystals.
Without having met Dr. Pauling, they are also what Great-grandma used when she home-canned peaches. Vitamin C powder remains cheap and readily available on the internet. One-quarter teaspoon is just over 1,000 mg. If you encounter a powder that is substantially less potent than that, it may contain fillers. Choose accordingly.
I have told my students for a long time, “If they didn’t listen to Linus Pauling, don’t be too surprised that they don’t line up to hear what you have to say.” But Pauling’s two unshared Nobel prizes (he is the only person in history with that distinction) are no protection from critics who slam ascorbic acid C without first considering some basic biochemistry.
Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, C6H8O6, and that’s pretty much all there is to it. If you really want to impress your friends, ascorbic acid can also be called (5R)-5-[(1S)-1,2-Dihydroxyethyl]-3,4-dihydroxy-2(5H)-furanone. As I liked to tell my university students, now there is something for you to answer when your parents ask what you learned in school today.
Even if this molecule comes from GMOs, which I disapprove of, it is still molecularly OK. You cannot genetically modify carbon, hydrogen, or oxygen atoms.
There are two ways the atoms can arrange themselves to make C6H8O6. One is ascorbic acid. The other is erythorbic acid, also known as isoascorbic acid or D-araboascorbic acid. It is a commercial antioxidant, but cannot be utilized by the body as an essential nutrient.
That word “acid” gets us going, but in fact ascorbic acid is a weak acid. If you can eat three oranges, if you can drink a carbonated cola, or if you can add vinegar on your fish fry or on your salad, there is little to worry about. In fact, your normal stomach acid is over 50 times stronger than vitamin C. The stomach is designed to handle strong acid, and nutrients are not destroyed by this strong stomach acid. If they were, all mammals would be dead. Have you ever noticed when you throw up you can feel the burn in your throat? That’s stomach acid. A little gross, but we need it to live. People who have a lot of problems with hiatal hernias or reflux can actually regurgitate enough acid over a period of months where they damage and scar the throat.
Vitamin C could not do that on a bet. It’s impossible. You couldn’t start your car if you put vinegar in your automobile’s battery. It requires sulfuric acid, which is a very strong acid. The hydrochloric acid in the stomach is only slightly weaker than car-battery acid. Vitamin C is almost as weak as lemonade. That’s a huge difference.
If you eat yogurt or take probiotic capsules, they end up in your stomach. There they are subjected to this strong stomach acid, and survive it easily. Acidophilus bacteria, such as are found in yogurt, are literally so named because they are “acid-loving.” Many studies show that eating yogurt and taking other probiotic supplements is a good idea and that it works. If a strong acid does not kill them, then neither will a weak acid.
Furthermore, your body secretes a highly alkaline substance right where your small intestine starts, just past the stomach. This neutralizes stomach acid and automatically keeps the rest of your gut from being acidic. If the body can neutralize a strong acid, ascorbic acid is virtually irrelevant.
Ascorbic acid can be buffered, and if you have a sensitive stomach, should be. There are a variety of non-acidic forms. I do not sell vitamins or any other health products, and do not make brand recommendations.
Don’t be bluffed or blustered about ascorbic acid. It is cheap and it works. Aside from intravenous sodium ascorbate, the vast majority of research showing that vitamin C is effective in prevention and treatment of disease has used plain ascorbic acid. Yes, the cheap stuff.
Remember what Ward Cleaver, TV father on “Leave it to Beaver,” said to his young son: “A lot of people go through life trying to prove that the things that are good for them are wrong.”
(Andrew W. Saul, OMNS Editor, has taught health science, addiction recovery, clinical nutrition and chemistry. He is the coauthor, with Dr. Steve Hickey, of“Vitamin C: The Real Story.”)
To learn more:
Vitamin C as an antiviral http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v05n09.shtml
Flu, viruses, and vitamin C megadoses http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v05n07.shtml
Are tropical fish getting kidney stones from vitamin C? They make so much more than the RDA http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v09n04.shtml
What really causes kidney stones (and why vitamin C does not) http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v09n05.shtml
Vitamin C: Which form is best?http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v05n10.shtml
The complete text of Irwin Stone’s vitamin C book “The Healing Factor” is posted for free reading at http://vitamincfoundation.org/stone/
How to reach saturation (bowel tolerance) with oral doses of vitamin C, by Robert F. Cathcat http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html
About Frederick Robert Klenner, M.D.http://www.doctoryourself.com/klennerbio.html
Dr. Klenner’s dosage tablehttp://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v05n11.shtml
Why the government thinks Guinea pigs are more important than peoplehttp://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n08.shtml
Levy, TE. Curing the Incurable. Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins. Henderson, NV: MedFox Publishing, 2004. Reviewed athttp://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/2003/pdf/2003-v18n02-p117.pdf
Pauling L. How to Live Longer and Feel Better. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2006. Reviewed athttp://www.doctoryourself.com/livelonger.html . Linus Pauling’s complete vitamin and nutrition bibliography is posted athttp://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_pauling_ortho.html
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December 6th, 2013No Comments, Articles & Information, Health & Science, Holistic Health, Info Graphic, by herbs.
November is Respiratory Month, and it’s good timing as we head into cold and flu season, which is soon followed by allergy season.
This time of year can wreck havoc on our immune and respiratory system, whether it’s the sinuses, bronchial tubes or the lungs. The air we breath has been heavily polluted by car exhaust, chemical byproducts, industrial emissions, dust mites, mold, mildew, and chemicals.
And even indoors we’re not safe — indoor air has been found to be up to six times as dangerous as outdoor air.
“Indoor air quality is the number one environmental health problem in the United States,” according to the EPA.
The American College of Allergies reports that half of all illness today results from indoor, not outdoor, pollution. One study reports that a baby crawling over a section of an average carpet inhales the toxic equivalent of four cigarettes per day.
The respiratory system is the first line of defense to many diseases and pollutants. However, in today’s day and age, people who should have perfect lungs can suffer from many maladies because they’ve been breathing in toxins since the day they were born. As such, if you take care of the respiratory system, you might have a better chance to ward off various ailments.
And lung cleansing may help.
There are many herbs that have been traditionally used to help the respiratory system’s natural way of cleansing itself, and effectively support its function. Below are 13 of those herbs, which are all contained in Nature’s Sunshine Products’ ALJ and Sinus Support EF®.
13 Herbs That Support Healthy Respiratory Function
Herbs in ALJ
ALJ helps soothe irritated tissues and encourages the entire respiratory tract to gently cleanse itself. It also assists the body in neutralizing allergens by nutritional means. The ingredients include:
- Boneset aerial parts: Used by Indians in seasonal times when the body needed extra nutritional support.
- Fennel seeds: Traditionally used as a cleansing herb and is often used after eating.
- Fenugreek seeds: Contains mucilage, which causes the herbs to swell in water and provide a soothing effect.
- Horseradish root: Has a stimulating effect on the respiratory system. Eat a small amount of the herb and you’ll quickly understand.
- Mullein leaves extract: Also contains mucilage, a viscous, fibrous substance that provides a soothing effect.
When airborne particles, viruses or bacteria enter the respiratory system, the body turns on its cleansing mechanisms and the immune system is put into action. Inhaled irritants can challenge how the body tries to rid itself of foreign invaders on its own. The herbal formula in ALJ helps support that function by balancing the natural eliminative functions of the respiratory system.
Herbs in Sinus Support EF®
Sinus Support EF supports the respiratory system, encourages proper nasal function, helps maintain nasal tissues, and is ephedra free. Ingredients include:
- Capsicum fruit
- Burdock root
- Goldenseal root
- Parsley herb
- Horehound herb
- Althea root
- Bitter orange fruit
- Yerba santa herb
Why Sinus Support EF?
It provides nutritional support of respiratory cleansing and tissue-protecting processes, and supports nasal passages and supplies nutrients for proper respiratory function. The herbs provide practical and safe support for the respiratory system, especially when pollen levels are high. Sinus Support EF contains synephrine (from immature orange peel), which possesses properties somewhat similar to ephedrine, but acts much more mildly in the body.
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From pollen to pollutants, your respiratory system experiences constant stress from the outside world, making its care and maintenance paramount to your ongoing health.
Fortunately, there are a number of natural substances that support a health respiratory tract and can help you breath no matter the season. Four of them include Sinus Support, Histablock, ALJ and Lung Support, which are featured below:
- Provides practical and safe support
- Supports nasal passages
- Supplies nutrients for proper respiratory function
- Features synephrine
- Provides nutrients to support healthy respiratory function
- Offers support against seasonal airborne substances
- Works to help reduce the swelling of mucous membranes
- Supports healthy lung function
- Provides a soothing effect
- Offers cleansing and stimulating properties
- Supports the respiratory system
- Works with the immune system
- Supports smooth muscles like mullein does
December 5th, 2013No Comments, Holistic Health, Info Graphic, by herbs.
December 5th, 2013No Comments, Articles & Information, Health & Science, Holistic Health, Product Information, by herbs.
Curry sauces are made with turmeric, clarified butter (ghee), yogurt or milk, and whatever variety of spices that suits your taste. Turmeric can also be used as a food based herbal remedy by simply mixing the powder into yogurt and eating it. Milk fats assist the digestion and absorption of curcumin from the turmeric.
Curcumin curbs inflammation, which is the basis of most disease.Whether simply using turmeric as a food based ingredient or taking curcumin capsules, several studies have confirmed curcumin as surprisingly helpful for a variety of maladies.
Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and all inflammatory based diseases are helped with inexpensive curcumin capsules or food based turmeric and curry.
Dr. Russell Blaylock recommends using curcumin capsules along with vitamin D3 and other supplements after a vaccination to stem the potential damage from a cytokine storm, the onslaught of an out of control immune response devouring healthy nerve tissue.
Now recent studies show curcumin offers protection against adult onset diabetes, or type 2
Curcumin for diabetes prevention research
A recent study reported to USA Today via Reuters was done in Thailand. Somlak Chuengsamarn of Srinakhairnwirot University, led the research team that studied 240 prediabetic subjects.
Prediabetis is an early warning phase of higher than normal blood glucose levels. Overweight is usually part of that package, and some diabetic symptoms may be experienced from time to time with this condition.
The 240 prediabetic subjects were divided into two groups for a nine month observational study. One-half were given six 250 mg. curucumanoid capsules daily for the nine months, and the others were given a placebo.
That’s the cruelty of scientific double blind studies. You could volunteer with a serious health problem and not know you were given a placebo while others got the real thing. Not too nice.
Anyway, not one out of the curcumin group of 119 subjects had type 2 diabetes after those nine months. Out of 116 in the placebo group, 19 had developed full blown type 2 diabetes after nine months. There was no mention of the missing five subjects.
The research team concluded that curcumin is a safe and effective deterrent against diabetes by protecting pancreas beta cells from inflammation and oxidation. Pancreas beta cells release the insulin hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.
Countering a contradiction
Leave it to medical establishment bureaucrats to issue warnings, especially if they are certified nutritionists or dieticians. The ones who establish RDA (recommended daily allowance) for supplements too low to do anything of merit and censure those who are unlicensed but offer better advice.
Constance Brown-Riggs of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics warned against rushing out to buy curcumin supplements for preventing diabetes. She expressed concern over the validity of supplement labels. Gee, Constance, guess inexpensive, safe, and effective wasn’t factored into your warning.
She also asserted that doctors already know enough about recommending lifestyle and weight loss advice to prediabetic patients. Maybe that includes a pharmaceutical or two with some low nutrition, low-fat foods that your dietician group loves to endorse?
Since so many of us have some form of low-level chronic inflammation capable of causing diseases other than diabetes, including safe, inexpensive curcumin as turmeric with food or as curcumin capsule supplements in our diet should be a no-brainer.
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The researchers used thioacetamide (TAA), a solvent used in leather, textile and paper processing to create cirrhosis-like situations. It’s used in laboratories as a hepatotoxicant to induce acute or chronic liver damage by adversely affecting protein synthesis. They used TAA twice weekly on all the lab rats in the study but treated half of them with cur cumin.
The curcumin half were fed 300 mg/kg/day by gavage for 12 weeks. Gavage feeding is a forceful method of feeding directly into the stomach through an orally inserted flexible tube. Although some liver fibrosis factors were not ameliorated by the curcumin, several other aspects of cirrhosis, such as unprogrammed or premature cell death (necrosis) were.
Overall, the curcumin-force-fed rats fared much better than their comrades with induced cirrhosis who weren’t fed curcumin.
The researchers concluded: “Curcumin inhibited the development of TAA-induced liver cirrhosis mainly due to its anti-inflammatory activities and not by a direct anti-fibrotic effect. As curcumin ingestion is safe in humans, it may be reasonable to assess in clinical studies the beneficial effect of curcumin in slowing the development of liver cirrhosis.” (Source below, Science Natural News)
Conditions that may lead to cirrhosis of the liver
It’s not just alcoholism or reckless boozing that may lead to cirrhosis of the liver. Any inflamed or damaged liver can turn into cirrhosis, which in turn may lead to needing a liver transplant. Alcohol-induced cirrhosis can be curbed by completely quitting alcohol consumption and using natural supplements.
But there are other liver conditions that bring on cirrhosis of the liver. Untreated hepatitis A, B or C are three such conditions. Again, avoiding alcohol, excess coffee and acetaminophen used in NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs), such as Tylenol and others, is advised. Acetaminophen is hard enough on healthy livers.
But the most proliferate liver malady that can lead to cirrhosis is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It affects over 90 million people in America.
Obviously, it’s not from alcohol consumption. And it’s not from saturated fats as the name implies either. The main culprit is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is ubiquitous in processed foods and sodas.
It’s so rampant that there are even cases of kids in their early teens whose daily consumption of junk food and sodas caused NAFLD to the extent of needing liver transplants. Completely avoid HFCS.
But don’t confuse HFCS with whole fruit fructose. Whole fruit is balanced with fiber and other nutrients, and it’s much less concentrated than artificially synthesized HFCS from GMO corn with a mercury byproduct.
The fructose in HFCS overwhelms the liver. Unlike glucose, it isn’t converted to energy, it’s stored as fat, much of it in the liver. Some health experts say it’s the major factor in our obesity epidemic.
So read your labels and avoid any items listed with high fructose corn syrup, HFCS, corn syrup, or corn sugar, all of which are the same poison.
Other treatment tips for damaged livers
Curcumin, especially liposmol curcumin, is proving itself over and over in clinical and lab trials. Herbs such as milk thistle and dandelion root can be taken daily for restoring liver health or simply to maintain good liver health.
Holistic practitioners recommend glutathione, a liver-sensitive master antioxidant that is decomposed by digestive acids. So precursors for glutathione are advised, such as NAC supplements and unadulterated whey products like Immunocal.
But now there’s liposomal glutathione, designed to get past the GI tract unharmed. Under proper care, even damaged livers can restore themselves.
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Here are 4 other ways to support the immune system. They include supplements that help the lymphatic system, thyroid, spleen, and something else that helps stimulate the immune system into action by producing macrophage, T-cells, B-cells, natural killer cells and cytokines.
Lymphomax is a blend of reported blood-purifying, cleansing and supporting herbs for the respiratory and lymphatic systems. Mullein helps promote natural respiratory function. Lobelia contains lobeline, an ingredient that helps stimulate the respiratory system, which supports breathing function. Plantain may help protect the liver against cellular damage due to its antioxidant effects, and it helps maintain the lymphatic system. Cleavers (also known as clivers) has reported diuretic, astringent and tonic effects. This herb is used historically to cleanse the lymphatic and other glandular systems. Red root is traditionally used for supporting the lymph system. It contains components that help make the body environment more acceptable to microorganic balance.
Mullein leaves, bayberry root bark, clivers aerial parts, plantain leaves, alfalfa aerial parts, chamomile flowers, echinacea root, yarrow aerial parts, garlic bulb, red root, lobelia aerial parts and chlorophyll.
Thyroid Support is a blend of nutritional and herbal supplements specially designed to nourish the thyroid gland and to support the actions of the thyroid hormones. The thyroid hormones regulate many body functions, including oxygen use, basal metabolic rate, cellular metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature.
Vitamin B6, zinc, copper, manganese, l-tyrosine, kelp leaves and stems, thyroid substance, nettle leaves, protease blend, pituitary substance and hypothalamus substance.
Immune Stimulator provides powerful support for the immune system. Beta-glucans stimulate the immune system into action. By tricking the body into thinking it’s being attacked, they increase the production of macrophages, T-cells, B-cells, natural killer cells and cytokines, all of which strengthens the body’s natural defense system.
Arabinogalactan stimulates natural killer cell and macrophage activity. It also helps increase Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus flora, two beneficial types of bacteria. Rich in protein and immune-enhancing transfer factors, colostrum supports the immune system of the newborn. It also helps protect beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract to bolster defenses. Reishi and maitake mushroom are thought to boost immune activity, increase the activation of natural killer cells and activate macrophages. Cordyceps increases T-cell and B-cell activity, important to immune response.
Beta-glucans, arabinogalactan, colostrum, cordyceps mycelia, reishi mushroom mycelia and maitake whole mushroom.
When you want to restore strength to the body, the best place to start is with the digestive and circulatory systems. Proper nutrient absorption and an efficient transport system allow the whole body to be more easily strengthened. Spleen Activator is based on the remarkable effects of both ginseng root and licorice root. Both are considered key glandular nutrients. Ginseng is world renowned as an anti-aging supplement, and licorice aids both digestion and adrenal function. These two plants are favored more than any other in the entire Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia. Fifteen other herbs support these functions and add their own benefits to magnify or balance all others in the formula.
Concentrated extract of ginseng root, astragalus root, atractylodes rhizome, hoelen sclerotium, dioscorea rhizome, lotus seed, chaenomeles fruit, citrus peel, galangal rhizome, ginger rhizome, hyacinth bean, licorice root, magnolia bark, tang-kuei root, typhonium rhizome, cardamon fruit and zanthoxylum hull of seed.