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Update on Vitamin D

Posted on January 13, 2011 | Filed Under Articles, Vitamin D3 

Vitamin D: Getting enough can make a difference in your health during sunless fall and winter months.

Vitamin D – The immune System Activator: Canadians have now entered into the fall and winter months when it is impossible to receive enough sunlight to maintain adequate vitamin D levels for optimum immune function. For some time, medical researches have observed that around the world illness, viruses, infections, and even death, have followed a predictable pattern: fall and winter months, especially in the northern hemisphere, are associated with more illness than summer. Today, research has discovered that the correlation between fall and winter and increased illness is due to a lack of sunlight and the manufacture of vitamin D in the body. It appears that vitamin D has a unique relationship with our immune systems. Immune cells, as we now know, possess vitamin D receptors. Without adequate vitamin D, the immune system is not fully activated and cannot properly react to and fight off serious infections in the body.

Vitamin D strengthens winter health:
Dr. John Cannell, MD. of the Vitamin D Council has made the following observations regarding vitamin D and flu and other winter illness:

1. The flu predictably occurs in the months following the winter solstice, when vitamin D levels are at their lowest,
2. The flu then disappears in the months following the summer solstice,
3. The flu is more common in the tropics during the rainy season,
4. The cold and rainy weather associiated with El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which drives people indoors and lowers vitamin D blood levels, is associated with the flu,
5. The incidence of the flu is inversely correlated with outdoor temperatures,
6. Children exposed to sunlight are less likely to get colds,
7. Cod liver oil (which contains vitaamin D) reduces the incidence of viral respiratory infections,
8. Russian scientists found that vita-min D-producing UVB lamps reduced colds and flu in schoolchildren and factory workers,
9. Russian scientists found that volunnteers, deliberately infected with a weakened flu virus – first in the summer and then again in the winter – show significantly different clinical courses in the different seasons,
10. The elderly who live in countries with high vitamin D consumption, like Norway, are less likely to die in the winter,
11. Children with vitamin D deficienncy and rickets suffer from frequent respiratory infections,
12. An observant physician (Rehman), who gave high doses of vitamin D to children who were constantly sick from colds and the flu, found the treated children were suddenly free from infection,
13. The elderly are so much more likely to die from heart attacks in the winter rather than in the summer,

Getting adequate amounts:
More vitamin D is required during winter months and taking a suppleement is the most efficient method. The new Canadian Recommended Daily Allowance for ages 9 to 70 reccommends 600 IUs to 4000 IUs per day and cautions about exceeding the upper limit of 4000 IUs. However, many in the field of alternative health and vitamin D research say that durring winter and bouts of illness, short periods of higher amounts of vitamin D are well tolerated.

Get the maximum out of vitamin D. Include vitamin D co-factors:
Other nutrients can assist in the utiilization of vitamin D-these being magnesium, zinc, vitamin K2, boron and some vitamin A. The most imporrtant cofactor is magnesium. Adequate levels of magnesium are require for vitamin D to be utilized properly.
Article From: Sunshine Today December 2010

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Parasites: The infestation you might not know you have

Posted on October 21, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized 

Research suggests that three out of five North Americans will be infected by a parasite
during their lifetime. Conservative estimates are that 10 percent of North Americans are
infected at any given time and most don’t even realize it.

Your five year old complains nightly of stomach aches, has difficulty sleeping and complains of hunger only a short time after eating a full meal. Just the ups and downs of growing up you figure-he’ll grow out of it, you hope. On the other hand, a mounting chorus of health practitioners are sounding the alarm bells of parasitic infection with wide ranging symptoms including itching (ears, nose, anus), gas and bloating, loss of appetite, eating more than normal but still feeling hungry, blurry vision, muscular pain, lethargy, diarrhea and constipation, indigestion, rashes, hives, allergies, and mental confusion – the list goes on.

What is a parasite?
Any notion that parasites are friendly guests along for the ride is to deny the potential health hazard they present. A parasite is a live creature that invades and lives off it’s host, most often causing harm. They have a mind and will of their own. They multiply inside you as they eat your food, steal your nutrients, and in some cases, live off your flesh.

Parasites vary in form, from tiny microscopic organisms to worms growing several feet in length, to lice and ticks. They can be transmitted by air, food, water, insects, animals and people.

Standard testing, which involves stool samples, can detect the most common types; however, with some 6000 different types of parasites, the chances of some going undetected are high. In fact, health practitioners only check for perhaps six different types. If you’ve been travelling abroad or eating exotic foods you could have a parasite that will not be detected by standard tests.

Common parasites
One of the tiniest and most common parasites is a protozoa called Giardia lamblia. This highly contagious paraasite is estimated to infect 30 percent of the world’s population. Here in North America, it is believed to infest much of the ground water. People become infected by drinking or swimming in infested waters. Symptoms are usually diarrhea, cramps and gastrointestinal upsets.

Day cares are also prime breeding ground for giardia and other parasites. A Toronto study of 900 children and 140 day care workers showed an overall parasitic infection rate of 19 percent among children and 14 percent among staff.

Another common parasite is the pinnworm. Usually these tiny white worms will first infect the children, then eventually the whole family. The usual sign that someone has pinworms is itching in the anal area that intensifies around bedtime. Digestive upsets may also occur. Pinworms are most active at night when they make their way to the opening of the rectum to lay their eggs. They are usually discovered when one or more, or their eggs, turn up in bedding or night clothing.

One mother, upon discovering her child had pinworms, phoned the doctor only to hear in horror that most adults are infected without even knowing.

If the thought of tiny pinworms makes you uneasy, wait, because there are more. Roundworms and tapeworms from eating tainted pork and beef; hookworms, Guinea worms and filaria that enter and inhabit the blood system are among the many worm-type parasites that can infect people. Roundworms alone infect some 25 percent of the world’s population. They are the second most common intestinal worm next to pinworms in the United States and are particularly common in the Apalachian Mountains and adjacent areas.

Parasitic infection is not something to take lightly according to Dr. Leo Gallard, M.D., of New York City, a specialist in parasitology. Even mild parasitic infection can cause major health problems. His own experience is that over half of the people diagnosed as suffering from irritable bowel syndrome had intestinal parasites. The majority were cured of their symptoms by treating the parasite infection. Of chronic fatigue patients, 82 percent were relieved of their symptoms by treating a parasite infection.

According to Dr. Gillard’s findings, any person with chronic gastrotinal complaints (bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, chronic constipation, multiple allergies) and unexplained fatigue should be tested for parasitic infection.

Treatment options
Conventional treatment involves antibiotics and other parasite medicaation. A more natural approach is to use herbs and diet to expel the parasites and kill the eggs. Some time-honoured herbs include black walnut, garlic, wormwood and ginger. NSP’s Para Pak combines several proven herbal remedies in convenient packets for a 10-day cleanse program of many common parasites.

How to avoid parasitic infections

There are several precautions which will help you avoid becoming home to parasites:

From Food

  • Don’t eat raw beef – it can be loaded with tapeworms and other parasites.
  • Don’t eat raw fish – you are almost certain to get worms if you eat raw fish
  • Wash hands after handling raw meat or fish (including shrimp) – don’t put your hands near your mouth without washing them first.
  • Use a separate cutting board for meat and vegetables – spores from meat can seep into the board and contaminate vegetables or anything else you put on the board.
  • Wash utensils thoroughly after cutting meat.
  • Wash vegetables and fruit thoroughly – particularly salad items as they often harbour parasites. Wash in one-half teaspoon of bleach per one gallon of water. Soak for fifteen to twenty minutes. Then soak in fresh water for twenty minutes before refrigerating.
  • Don’t drink from streams and rivers.

From Pets

  • Don’t sleep near your pets-they harbour many worms and other parasites.
  • Deworm your pets regularly and keep their sleeping areas clean.
  • Don’t let pets lick your face.
  • Don’t walk barefoot around animals.

General

  • Always wash your hands after using the bathroom
  • Wash your hands after working in the garden – the soil can be contaminated with spores and parasites.

When traveling

  • Don’t drink the water
  • Start taking supplements two weeks before traveling and continue them while you travel.

Source: Alternative Medicine, The Definitive Guide
From Nature’s News Vol. 2/No. 1


NSP’s Para Pak
:  a 10-day cleanse program of many common parasites.

Energy & Stress

Posted on September 22, 2010 | Filed Under Articles 

Stress is a nervous response of the body and mind to external or internal irritants. Stress can be anything that upsets the normal body balance. Your body’s reaction to stress includes action by the adrenal glands. They secrete epinephrine (also called adrenaline), a hormone that activates your natural defense mechanisms. This may include a pounding heart, an increase in blood pressure, dilation of your pupils and muscular tension. This combination of reactions helps your body to either fight the danger (or stressor) or take fiight (run away from it).

Many stressors are not sudden so as to engender this response. Some challenges such as losing a loved one, taking a new job, becoming ill, etc. are stressful and may cause physical and psychological changes that occur more gradually.

Stress Formula
This has been a top seller for years, Stress Formula is loaded with B vitamins and specially chosen herbs that support and feed the nervous system . This unique NSP formula contains B vitamins (B1, B2, Niacin, B6, B12, pantothenic acid), vitamin C, schizandra fruit, choline bitartrate, PABA, hops flowers, passion flower and valerian root. Nourish your nervous system with Stress Formula.

Daniel O. Gagnon, a medical herbalist affiliated with the Botanical Research and Educational Institute in Santa Fe, N.M., recommends passion
flower for the worrier and for the overly busy mind. He suggests using valerian to keep the central nervous system from being challenged,  especially with emotional stress. Both of these ingredients are found in Stress Formula.
Stock No. 1645-6 (100 tablets)

AD-C
AD-C is a Chinese mood elevator formula. Traditional Chinese medicine deals with the flow of energy or chi through the body When this energy “sags,” it can result in feelings of gloom,  low energy and fatigue. The Chinese formula jie yu (meaning “relieves the gloom”) supports the normal flow of energy in the body. Two herbs, bupeurum and cyperus, are key to this formula. Bupleurum is used to support the liver and to help raise the spirits. Cyperus has a strong effect on liver energy and stimulates the digestive organs.

AD-C nutritionally soothes both body and spirit as it supports the circulatory and lymphatic systems and encourages overall well-being. Also contains licorice root, ginger root, eleuthero, dong quai and 12 other synergistic Chinese herbs.
Stock No. 1877-2 (100 capsules)

ENERGY
Millions of North Americans complain of low energy levels. Surely some of this can be attributed to poor dietary habits. And others may have glandular system challenges that can be addressed with natural supplements.

Adrenal Support
In times of stress, our adrenal glands work overtime. This formula provides vitamins, minerals, enzymes and adaptogenic herbs that help support adrenal functions and maintain health. Adrenal Support contains powdered bovine adrenal gland from New Zealand; vitamins BI, B2, B6 and pantothenic acid, which support most of the biochemical processes in the adrenals, notably energy production; vitamin C, which is consumed by the adrenals in larger quantities than in any other organ; zinc, magnesium and potassium, which are essential in energy production; protease, an enzyme that breaks down protein into amino acids; borage oil powder (a good source of gamma linolenic acid); licorice root, which is known for it’s support of the adrenal glands; and schizandra fruit, which helps the body adapt to physical and emotional stress.
Stock No. 1507-0 (60 capsules)

ENERG-V
ENERG-V Is a popular herbal supplement for lack of energy or fatigue. It is also considered a type of “spring tonic” which improves stamina and vitality by cleansing the body of metabloic by-products. Persistent fatigue or lack of energy, which is not caused by underlying illness, is usually the result of poor dietary lifestyle and habits, especially the combination of a high-fat and high-refined-carbohydrate diet and emotional stress. Alcohol, caffeine, drugs, tobacco, stresses, and incorrect eating habits are all energy robbers. ENERG-V contains bee pollen, ginkgo biloba leaves, kelp plant, licorice root, siberian ginseng, yellow dock root, barley grass herb, rosehips fruit, schizandra fruit, capsicum fruit and other ingredients.
Stock No. 859-7 (100 capsules)

Michael Murray, N.D. Lists Three Supplements You Should Be Taking

Posted on February 2, 2010 | Filed Under Articles, Videos 

Dr. Michael Murray looks at three of the key supplements people should be taking: multiple vitamin/mineral, greens product and fish oil. He explains the benefits of these supplements and why they are essential to your health.




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The Chinese Traditional Medicine View of the Liver

Posted on February 2, 2010 | Filed Under Articles 

Chinese medicine believes the skin tells your liver health. Dr. Roald Strand explains how this differs from the view of Western medicine.




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Osteoporosis Drugs Are Not Effective

Posted on February 2, 2010 | Filed Under Articles 

Dr. Michael Murray explains how osteoporosis drugs can cause esophageal cancer and even bone and joint problems down the road. He discusses healthy alternatives to these drugs. He also discusses various exercises that can assist with bone health.


Building A Foundation For Bone Health

Traditionally, diets and supplements high in calcium, magnesium and vitamin D have been recommended for people with osteoporosis or weakening bones. These three nutrients are important for good bone density and lasting bone health. Without an adequate dietary source of calcium the body will take calcium from bone to support higher-priority body systems like circulation and nervous systems.

Calcium also helps maintain proper pH balance. An internal environment that is too acidic from a high acid-forming diet will cause calcium to be leached from bone tissue to restore an alkaline balance.

In order for calcium to find its way into bone tissue it requires two important nutrients sadly missing from the modern diet: magnesium and vitamin D. Magnesium produces calcitonin which draws calcium out of soft tissue and into bone tissue. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and requires magnesium to convert it into its most active form.

Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D are the foundational nutrients for long-term bone health. However, be cautioned. Studies have shown that although calcium does support the slowing of bone loss, on it’s own it has not been able to reverse or prevent osteoporosis. In fact, individuals without a calcium deficiency have still developed osteoporosis. For a truly healthy skeletal system, or if you need to increase bone density or reverse bone loss, vitamins and minerals are important, but only the beginning.
Beyond Vitamins And Minerals

Greens: Scientists were able to improve bone health by giving osteoporosis patients a quality green drink supplement similar in composition to Nature’s Sunshine superfood green drink GreenZone. The 36 ingredients in GreenZone work synergistically to deliver an array of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fats, amino acids and chlorophyll. Green drinks normalize acid-to-alkaline ratio in the body, creating a healthy environment for bone building and better health in general. Nature’s Sunshine Products: GreenZone and Liquid Chlorophyll

Balance your body’s pH: A diet high in acidic foods will cause rapid mineral loss from bone and eventually weaken bone structures. All processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, sodas and cigarettes should be avoided. Red meats should be grass fed (not grain) and raised organic to produce a less acidic product. Adding a green drink or taking calcium/magnesium supplements with a meal can also reduce its acidity. Nature’s Sunshine Products: Liquid Chlorophyll, GreenZone, Calcium/Magnesium with Vit. D

Vitamin K2: Researchers have found that vitamin K2 “ignites’ proteins to escort calcium into bone and out of soft tissue. Both calcium and vitamin D3 are dependent on vitamin K2 for bone formation. Nature’s Sunshine Products: Vitamin K2 is not available for over-the-counter sale in Canada. Available sources include leafy green vegetables, chlorophyll-rich green drinks such as GreenZone and Liquid Chlorophyll.

Omega 3 fatty acids: Inflammation causes several disease states, one of which is osteoporosis. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation. Studies showed that higher levels of omega 3 increase bone mineral density in hips and spine – results were publsihed in the American Journal of Clinical Research, 2004. Other research has showed that omega 3 fatty acids reduced overall inflammation and increased bone- mineral density in people with arthritis. Nature’s Sunshine Products: Super Omega 3 and Super Oil.
Lecithin: Missing from the modern-day, low fat, processed food diet, Lecithin has emerged as a super nutrient in both memory retention and bone building. Nature’s Sunshine Products: Lecithin Capsules

Silicon: An important mineral for the repair and growth of bone tissue. Research has shown that silicon deficiencies are characterized by abnormalities in tendons, ligaments and bone structures. Silicon is required for the proper functioning of an enzyme necessary for the formation of collagen in bone. One of the most abundant sources of this mineral is the herb horsetail. Nature’s Sunshine Products: HSN-W Combination

Natural Growth Factors: Bovine colostrum has been used as a powerful elixir of health, usually reserved only for royalty. Today, compounds found only in colostrum are being heavily researched in the battle against numerous diseases, including osteoporosis. Colostrum’s growth factors have been used to stimulate an increase in bone density and bone tissue repair and maintenance. Nature’s Sunshine Products: Colostrum Capsules

Bones and Protein: Contrary to popular belief protein is not detrimental to bone health. Vitamins D, K and calcium cannot produce healthy bone mineraliztion without adequate protein. Protein is a major building block of new bone. Caution: despite protein’s benefits, diets high in acid-forming animal protein and grains can accelerate bone breakdown. However, high protein diets are fine when balanced with alkaline-producing fruits and vegetables, calcium supplements and green drinks. Nature’s Sunshine Products: Nutri- Burn
Article Source: Nature’s Sunshine – Sunshine Today

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Silver Solution

Posted on January 14, 2010 | Filed Under Articles, Videos 

A Non-Toxic, Patented & Scientifically Proven Technology That Can Protect You & Your Family From Viruses, Bacteria & Germs.

With the increase in both antibioticresistant germs and infectious diseases posing a threat of epidemic proportions in North America, Silver Shield may become the only disinfecting solution capable of reducing the length and severity of virtually any type of bacterial infection. Silver Shield is being heralded as the most powerful, virtually nontoxic, natural disinfecting antibiotic available.

Provides powerful support to the immune system. Helps destroy numerous pathogens including bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi including yeast. Helps alleviate inflammation (ears, eyes, nose, and throat). Silver has traditionally been used for acne, ear infections, eczema, herpes, shingles, sinus infections, colds, flu, measles, epilepsy, tonsillitis, tetanus, rheumatism and wounds.

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Candida

Posted on January 14, 2010 | Filed Under Articles, Candida 

Candida is a fungus or yeast that is just about everywhere in our environment as well as in our body.Present in our bodies in moderate levels is normal and necessary and does not affect our health in a negative way. However, if candida is left to grow beyond normal levels, it can cause our health to go down.Normally the immune system prevents candida from over growing, but if our immune function is compromised, candida can grow and proliferate. Contributing to this are a variety of factors.

  • birth control pills
  • antibiotics cortisone/prednisone
  • chemotherapy
  • excessive sugar
  • stress
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • cancer

Overgrown candida can affect every organ and tissue in the body and can cause all sorts of symptoms and issues ranging from anal itching to poor memory, joint pain, dry skin and so much more. Unfortunately there is no easy or convincing diagnostic test that will show if you have candida overgrowth. And antifungal drugs many times don’t do an adequate job in controlling candida.

The more of the following questions you answer “Yes” to, the higher the likelihood that you may have candida:

1. Have you ever tken antibiotics?
2. Have you ever experienced persistent prostatitis, vaginitis or other problems affecting the reproductive organs?
3. Have you evr been pregnant?
4. Have taken birth control pills?
5. Have you takeb prednisone or other cortisone-type drugs?
6. Are you easily bothered by the smell of perfumes, insecticieds, fabric shop odors and other chemicals?
7. are your symptoms worst on damp, muggy days or in moldy places?
8. Have you ever had athlete’s foot, ringworm, “jock-itch” or other infections of the skin or nails?
9. Do you crace sugar?
10. Do you crace breads?
11. Do you crave alcohoilic beverages?
12. Do you crave cheese or mushrooms?

Candida can cause a wide variety of symptoms, differing in individual persons.

1. Allergies: to foods and/or airborne chemicals

2. Fatigue: continual, but often more noticeable after eating.

3. Poor digestion: (constipation or diarrhea, gas, bloating, cramps, heartburn, nausea, gastritis, colitis, etc.)

4. Nervous System issues: anxiety without apparent cause (often worse after eating), carbohydrate cravings, irritability, mood swings, headaches, migraines, “fogged-in” feeling, inability to concentrate/mind “wanders off”, poor memory, confusion, dizziness, M.S.-like symptoms (slurred speech, loss of muscle co-ordination, vision affected), paranoia without apparent cause

5. Genito-urinary: vaginal infections, menstrual difficulties, infertility, prostatitis, rectal itching, urinary tract infection/inflammation (urgency, burning).

6. Respiratory: catches flues, colds easily, hay fever, mucous congestion, postnasal drip, asthma, bronchitis, chest pain, frequent clearing of throat, habitual coughing (usually non-productive) that will not respond to anything, sore throat, earaches.

7. Skin: athlete‘s foot, jock itch, skin rash, hives, dry brownish patches, oily skin around the nose and chin, rough skin on sides of arms which gets worse at certain times of the month or under increased stress.

8. Gout

9. Clinical history (early childhood): CNS -hyperactivity, aggressiveness, SKIN – cradle cap, diaper rash, thrush, RESP.-chronic ear infection, tonsillitis, GI-colic.

10. Miscellaneous: feel bad all over, cold extremities, arthritis-like symptoms, white coating on tongue upon arising (non-fasting state), standard blood parameters between normal limits.

NOTE: Not everyone with some combination of the above symptoms will have Candida – but the likelihood of it is high.

For those who appear to have candida, there is a simple 7-step natural approach for an effective candida solution:

Step 1: Starve the yeast

Step 2: Balance the pH

Step 3: Use Probiotics

Step 4: Supplement with herbs and other supplements known to help kill the candida

Step 5: Support the immune system

Step 6: Clear out the yeast as it dies off

Step 7: Repair the “Leaky Gut”

Let’s Get To Work

Step 1: Starve the yeast by avoiding foods that feed it such as sugar, processed carbohydrates, all foods containing yeasts, artificial foods and additives, all grains (breads, pastries, etc.), all starches (potatoes, corn, rice cooked carrots, baked squash, etc. Do not eat cheese, vinegar, mushrooms, mayonnaise, or mustard.

Examples of foods you can eat:
Protein – beef, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, protein powder.
Fats – Olive Oil, Coconut oil, Almonds
Good Carbohydrates – non-starchy carbs e.g. green beans, broccolli, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, etc., fresh or frozen berries (freshly picked-not fresh in the store as they are often moldy), lemons, grapefruit (no other fruit), beans

Step 2: Balance the pH by keeping your body acid-alkaline balanced. Balance proteins and carbohydrates. Protein (acidic) and berries and veggies (alkaline) help to balance the pH. Too much of either can upset this balance. Improve digestion as food that has not been properly digested will ferment in the digestive system and become perfect food for yeast. Also use alkaline water and reduce stress.

Step 3: Use Probiotics which help restore friendly bacteria while fighting candida. Probiotics also contribute to a healthier pH and assists immune function.

Step 4: Supplement with herbs and other supplements known to help kill the candida. Pau D’Arco, Caprylic Acid, Elecampagne root, Black Walnut hull, Red Raspberry leaf, Echinacea, Garlic, Oregano and Yeast & fungal detox combination can all be found in Candida Clear, Silver.

Step 5: Support the immune system with Cat’s Claw (Una de gato), Silver and Vitamin D3.

Step 6: Clear out the yeast as it dies off with candida enzymes found in Candida Clear, lymphatic drainage Lym-Mx and kidney drainage Combination K.

Step 7: Repair the “Leaky Gut” with soluble fiber LOCLO combination and Cat’s Claw.

How Long Does It take?

Generally, the program lasts for 2 months but depending on the severity it can take longer to resolve. But each and every step of the journey will be well worth it. As a rule of thumb, make sure all candida symproms are cleared up for at least two weeks before stopping the program. After 6 weeks cut the dosage by 1/3. If symproms return go back up to the full amoutn and go longer.

Candida Cleanse Supplements

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Candida Clear: Take 1 Candida Clear Combo cellophane packet 3 times daily with meals and take 1 Candida Clear Enzyme cellophane packet 3 times daily on an empty stomach.
Probiotic 11: Take 4 capsules at bedtime
Silver Sheild: Take 1 teaspoon 3 times daily
Vitamin D3: Take 1 tables daily
Cat’s Claw Combination: Take 1 capsule 2 times daily
Lym-Mx: Take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with lunch
K Combination: Take 2 capsules 3 times daily
Stress Formula: Take 1 tablet twice daily
LOCLO: As directed on bottle

**Make sure bowels are moving regularly while on this program. If necessary usefor support LBS II


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Vitamin D3

Posted on January 14, 2010 | Filed Under Articles, Vitamin D3 

Scientists around the world are acknowledging the benefits of Vitamin D3 to every part of your body.

Let The Sunshine In!

Nature’s Sunshine Vitamin D3 contains 2,000 IU natural vitamin D3 derived from lanolin harvested from the wool fat of sheep from New Zealand and Australia. These animals are certified BSE-free.

You may not have any obvious outward signs of too little Vitamin D3, but it affects your overall health in so many ways …

  • Heart health
  • Cell formation and cell longevity
  • Skin health
  • Pancreatic health
  • Aging process
  • Sleep patterns
  • Hearing
  • Reproductive health
  • Athletic performance
  • Eye health
  • Vascular system health
  • Respiratory health
  • Immune health
  • Healthy mood and feelings of well-being
  • Weight management, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism
  • Hair and hair follicles
  • Strong and healthy bones
  • Muscles
  • Proper digestion and food absorption

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Stubborn Weight

Posted on December 26, 2009 | Filed Under Articles 

Some Causes of Stubborn Weight

What is the cause of your weight problem? Take the quiz to find out!

1. Body Clue:

a. Crave sweets, breads, and pasta
b. Crave salt (pretzels, cheese or chips)
c. Crave pickles and deep fried food
d. Crave creamy, spicy, hot foods

2. Body Clue:

a. Depression or hopeless
b. Worry or anxiety
c. Easily angered, moody
d. Moodiness or irritable at cycles

3. Body Clue:

a. Feel better on fruits and berries
b. Need coffee or stimulants to wake up
c. Fatty foods cause a tight feeling over right lower stomach or rib cage
d. Menstruation causes constipation

4. Body Clue:

a. Brittle nails with vertical (up and down) ridges
b. Brittle nails with no ridges
c. Pain/tightness in right shoulder area
d. Pain in right or left lower back area

5. Body Clue:

a. Weight more evenly distributed
b. Larger abdomen, skinnier legs and arms
c. Protruding abdomen (pot belly)
d. Lower thighs and hip fat (saddle bags)

6. Body Clue:

a. Dry skin and hair
b. Swollen ankles, socks leave creases on ankles
c. Bloating after eating
d. Hair loss at menstrual cycle

7. Body Clue:

a. Big or thick ankles
b. Round face
c. Finger joints get swollen or painful upon getting up in the morning
d. Hot flashes or history of bad menstruation

8. Body Clue:

a. Loss of hair at outer eyebrows
b. Facial hair (women)
c. Hot or swollen feet
d. Menstrual cyclic brain fog

9. Body Clue:

a. Internal body is always cold
b. Pain and inflammation
c. Headaches or head feels heavy in the morning
d. Excessive menstrual bleeding

10. Body Clue:

a. Puffiness around eyes
b. Unusual feeling of “out of breath” while climbing stairs
c. Brown spots on skin
d. Low sex drive

11. Body Clue:

a. Excessive skin sagging
b. Water retention yet feels dehydrated
c. Wake up 1-2 hours before alarm clock
d. Weight gain around menstrual period

12. Body Clue:

a. Tires easily even with exercise
b. Wakes up in the middle of the night
c. Deep crease down center of tongue
d. Waist and upper body is smaller than lower body (hips and thighs)?

13. Body Clue:

a. Thicker tongue
b. Larger breasts
c. Cracks in the corners of the mouth
d. Smaller breasts

14. Body Clue:

a. Cold hands and feet
b. Need nap around 3:00 in the afternoon
c. Not a morning person, but a night person
d. History of ovarian cysts

Count up how many in each category: A=Thyroid, B=Adrenal, C=Liver, D=Ovary

Total A’s ( Thyroid) ______________
Products that may be helpful include: KC-X, Essentials Liquid Minerals, Master G, ENERG-V

Total B’s (Adrenal) ______________
Products that may be helpful include: ENERG-V, Adrenal Support, Master G

Total C’s (Liver) ______________
Products that may be helpful include: Milk Thistle, LIV-GD, Enviro Detox, Vitamin C

Total D’s (Ovary) ______________
Products that may be helpful include: Master G, FCS II, C-X,

This will give you the main area that’s causing your weight gain. It is possible to have multiple things wrong but there will be a primary.

All herbal programs are enhanced greatly by taking either Digestive Enzymes or Garden Essence to provide the much needed enzymes to help break down food better, eliminate toxins better, and repair tissue. Ensure you are having good bowel movements and if not consider adding LBS II. Give us a call if you have any questions or to get assistance in finding the best products for your health.

Author – Richard Ask

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