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Natural Ways To Prevent Cold & Flu

The flu is not as dangerous as the press makes you think.

The flu vaccine is not nearly as effective or safe as you are led to believe

How healthy you are, your internal terrain, determines your risk of cold or flu. The bug (virus or bacteria) cannot thrive in a healthy system.

Control stress because stress is a potent poison to the immune system. If stress is a big problem, try Vital Adapt, 2 capsules twice daily.

Use Whole-food vitamin C such as Pure Radiance C. Two capsules two to three times daily.

For further protection use Immune System Take Care by New Chapter.

Pure Defense with NAC is a great way to stimulate immune function throughout the season. This formula is the most comprehensive.

Drink plenty of water to keep your mucous membranes healthy. These membranes are your primary defenses against offending organisms.

Should I Get the Flu Vaccine?

FLu vaccines provide no benefit to children under the age of 24 months

Flu vaccines do not appear to prevent asthma attacks

In healthy adults, flu vaccines decrease the risk of contracting the flu by a measly 6%

A review of 64 studies in seniors showed no benefit of vaccines in preventing flu and pneumonia

Flu vaccines do have potential short term and long term side effects

Heartburn And Esophageal Cancer

One in ten people in America suffer with GERD

Proton pump inhibitors are one of the best-selling drugs

GERD drugs increase the risk of osteoporosis, depression, serious digestive tract infection, irritable bowel disease and nutrient deficiencies such as vitamin B12 as well as important minerals.

GERD occurs when digestive juices jump into the esophagus and irritate the lining

Although most doctors will warn you that GERD can lead to Barrett”s esophagus, the scientific support for such a warning is surprisingly weak

Obese folks and people who have nighttime GERD are at higher risk of Barrett’s esophagus

Is Cancer Really a Sign of Fruit and Vegetable Deficiency?

People who consume the most fruits and vegetables enjoy a 24% lower risk of colon cancer and 16% lower risk of colorectal cancer

Dr. Shinya, the father of the colonoscopy, suggests that we should eat 80% of our diet from raw fruits and vegetables

Dr. Shinya believes that there is a mother enzyme within these raw foods that may rejuvenate the body and protect us against disease

Low Vitamin C Impairs Fat Loss

As people lose weight, they have a tendency to deplete their vitamin C levels

As vitamin C decreases, fat oxidation also decreases

Vitamin C is important in the production of L-carnitine and L-carnitine helps to shuttle fat into the cell to be burned

If you’re trying to lose weight, it is recommended that you supplement with whole food vitamin C, such as Pure Radiance C by The Synergy Company (Link in article)

Are Nutrtitional Deficiencies Causing Falls in the Elderly?

Many falls are not linked to tripping or obstacles

Researchers recently determined that people who had low folic acid levels in the blood were at significantly increased risk of falls

For every 1 point drop in blood folate levels, there was a 19% increased risk of fall

The researchers also noted that vitamin d deficiency and depression were also linked to falls

Supplement with activated folic acid, called 5-tetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) 1 mg per day

Supplement with 4,000-5,000 iu of vitamin D – tailor your dose to your blood levels.

Low-Dose Vitamin K2 Protects Bones

Vitamin K exists in two main form: K1 and K2

K1 is not active while K2 is active within the body. The body has limited capacity to convert K1 to K2

Vitamin K2 is most effective at helping to strengthen bones while decreasing calcification of the arteries

Research has proven high doses of vitamin K2 (15 mg three times daily) to improve bone density by activating bone-building cells

A recent study proves that lower doses of vitamin K2 (1.5 mg per day) may be sufficient to activate the processes that build bone

If you have osteoporosis, it’s likely best to stick to 15 mg three times daily of vitamin K2 – Recommended product is Ultra K2 by Complementary Prescriptions

If you want to prevent osteoporosis, you can use lower doses of vitamin K 2 – Recommended product: Super K by Life Extension Foundation (1 capsule daily)

If you have osteopenia (early bone loss) you can use lower doses of K2 – Recommended product: Super K by Life Extension Foundation (1 capsule twice daily)

What Causes Canker Sores? Could B12 Be The Link?

Canker sores are painful sores on the inner lip or tongue

Canker sores can be caused by physical trauma (like biting your lip or tongue) or out of the blue for an unknown reason

Recent research discovered that B12 deficiency may be to blame

After 6 months of supplementation with B12 people noticed significant decreases in number and severity of sores

The recommended dose of B12 is 1,000 mcg

Benefits of B12 were seen even if the subject had normal blood B12 levels

Toothpaste choice can also make a big difference. Choose toothpastes without sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate.

Another Reason For Menopausal Women to Take Fish Oil

Hot flashes are the number one complaint of women going through the change of life and is responsible for great discomfort and poor sleep quality

A recent study discovered that fish oil supplementation decreased the number of hot flashes from 2.58 per day down to 1 per day.

In addition to fish oil, an herbal remedy called Estrovera by Metagenics can be very helpful. 1 tablet in the morning.

Green Tea Enhances Abdominal and Total Fat Loss In Moderate Exercisers

Green tea resulted in more fat loss, less abdominal fat and better triglyceride levels compared to caffeine alone

Supplements can be helpful with weight loss but generally the best that can be expected is one to two pounds more fat loss a month

The product that we suggest is Mega Green Tea by Life Extension Foundation – 1 capsule twice daily