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Support Your Health This Flu Season with Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help You Fight The Flu

Mushrooms contain some of the most powerful natural medicines on the planet, especially for boosting your immunity during cold and flu season. If you want one immune booster to add to your arsenal this  flu this season, Garden of Life’s RM10  and RM10 Ultra are supplements you need to know about.

For centuries, medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Cordyceps have been used in Chinese medicine. Only recently has research into the effects of mushrooms on the immune system put medicinal mushrooms into the spotlight.

RM-10 is a combination of 10 tonic mushrooms that have been specially selected for their superior genetic heritage and then carefully cultivated to ensure they maintain their integrity and potency.

Medicinal Mushrooms in RM10 Immune Support

Blends of Mushrooms are More Effective for your Immune System Than any One Mushroom Alone

This blend is synergistically balanced with Cat’s Claw (an anti-inflammatory) and Poten-Zyme Selenium, a highly absorbable form of selenium. Selenium supports immune cell function and response.

Here’s What Mushroom Research Has Shown

Blends of Mushrooms are More Effective for your Immune System Than any One Mushroom Alone

For therapeutic purposes it’s best to combine several mushroom species.

Why is this? 

Stubborn pathogens in your body can build up a  resistance to one mushroom alone but unlikely to do so with a variety of several species. Secondly, each mushroom species has a unique arsenal of anti-infective and immune enhancing properties. Lastly, each mushroom also addresses unique forms of exhaustion and low energy.

 RM-10’s combination of 10 organically grown, tonic mushrooms have been specially selected for their superior genetic heritage and then carefully cultivated to ensure they maintain their integrity and potency.

The Medicinal Mushrooms Included in RM10 and their Benefits

  • Reishi:  potent antiviral and may be used to alleviate  influenza A viral infections as well herpes.  For a list of clinical research on the health benefits of Reishi mushrooms click here.
  • Shitake: helps body tissues to absorb cholesterol and lower the amount circulating in the blood. Shitakes also have antiviral and anticancer effects.
  • Maitake: has anticancer, antiviral, and immune-system enhancing effects. Also helps control both high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • Lion’s Mane: displays nerve-regenerative properties. They also significantly improve brain function and memory.
  • Turkey Tail: capable of stimulating the immune system.

RM10 Immune Support will help you fight the flu.

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Choose from any of the three supplements and fight the flu this season. Read Our 7 Tips to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season Click Here.

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Dr Datis Kharrazian Broken Brain Series Oct 18-26th 2017

Dr Datis Kharrazian is conducting Broken Brain Series Oct 18-26th 2017

Dr Datis KharrazianDr Datis Kharrazian is conducting the ‘Broken Brain’ docuseries, together with 58 other health leaders, who will address the root causes of our biggest brain challenges, as well as ways that we can heal from these illnesses and optimize our brain function.

Dr Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci writes ……When we talk about the brain we commonly think of brain cells, called neurons, but in reality the brain is made of about two thirds immune cells. These immune cells are called microglia cells. The brain’s housekeepers, they clear out dead and dying neurons from the brain so it can function more efficiently.

But when microglia cells are overly triggered by stress and systemic inflammation, the brain becomes inflamed, which damages brain tissue and accelerates brain degeneration. This is called neurodegeneration.

All of us are playing a lifelong game between neurodegeneration and neuroplasticity, the body’s ability to create additional connections between existing neurons.

When a baby is born, it has many more neurons than an adult, but that baby’s brain doesn’t function as well as an adult’s. That’s because there are yet not many connections between neurons. As that baby grows, those connections increase via neuroplasticity — connections between brain cells. In adulthood, that same person has many fewer neurons, but their increased neuroplasticity has led to better brain function over time.

We all lose brain cells to life and stress. At the end of the day, it’s not as much about how many brain cells we keep as how much neuroplasticity we develop in compensation for that loss.

Neuroplasticity can be activated by using your brain.

For example, if you were a kid who wasn’t good at sports and you never played them, the area of your brain associated with those types of activities, the cerebellum and motor areas, may never have developed well.

Then you go through life with part of your brain not really having much plasticity because you never developed it. As you get older your childhood uncoordination might become less prominent, but as you age and get more exposure to inflammatory factors such as:

-Stress
-Injury
Unstable blood sugar
-Food sensitivities
-Environmental triggers

All these factors add up to body and brain inflammation, and your glial cells go into -overdrive. This leads to a destructive inflammatory cascade in the brain.

The problem is, as your brain continues to degenerate, these formerly under-developed areas will have the least amount of plasticity and will be the first to show clinical signs of degeneration. You become even more clumsy, or if it was a different part of your brain, perhaps you develop chronic constipation and gut motility issues, or you lose your ability to discriminate sounds when there is background noise.

In many ways, the brain is like a muscle; the less you use it, the weaker it gets. And the longer you wait to use it again, the harder it is to get it back in good working order.

But there is always hope, and the earlier you make changes, the better off you are. Even as you age you can build plasticity and improve brain function.

In functional neurochemistry, we look at which parts of the brain show signs of degeneration, then we introduce protocols and exercises that support and activate those same areas. Once the symptoms are identified, one can proceed to make positive changes.

Two ways you can start saving your brain today:

The first is a free talk Dr Datis Kharrazian is giving during the Broken Brain docuseries October 18-26, 2017.

The second is his own six-week online course that walks you through the same sequence of protocols he use with his patients.

It’s called Banish Brain Fog: The Six-Week Brain Rescue Plan  ….. and it has already helped many people recover their brain health.

myKind – Supplements with Nothing Artificial – 100% Organic

myKind Organic Supplements

myKind – certified organic, non-GMO verified supplements made from real foods.

Have you been looking for supplements that are 100% organic with no artificial fillers? Try myKind.

Garden of Life myKind Organics are supplements which have all of their nutrients extracted from organic fruits and herbs.  Each multivitamin formula is made from real food – over 30 fruits, vegetables and herbs – organically grown, making them rich in powerful plant-derived phytochemicals and cofactors such as antioxidants, carotenoids, flavanols, isoflavones, catechins, anthocyanins, polyphenols, vitamins and trace minerals.

This line was created by Garden of Life and natural wellness advocate Alicia Silverstone. Click Here to read more about the myKind line of supplements. Read an interesting interview with Alicia about why she loves myKind Organics by clicking here.

myKind Organics Has a Multivitamin to Meet Everyones Nutritional Needs

The myKind Organics line includes men and women’s multi vitamins. The Men’s Once Daily multivitamins help strengthen the immune system and boost energy. The Women’s Multi vitamin contains extra iron  for blood support and and B Vitamins for radiant hair, skin and nails. Each meets the individual needs of nutrients required by men and women.

A calcium supplement in the myKind Organics line is derived from organic algae, not limestone. The tablets include 800 milligrams of calcium and essential vitamins to help the body properly absorb the calcium.

If you are planning on having a family soon or already expecting consider myKind Organics Prenatal Vitamins because they’re USDA Organic certified and non-GMO products. The prenatal vitamins are so important. Click Here to read why. myKind Prenatal’s include folate from organic lemon peels and iron from organic curry leaves. Additionally, the prenatal formula also has a healthy dose of ginger and peppermint to help soothe the stomach and help calm morning sickness and nausea.

All of the tablets included in the myKind Organics line are gluten-free and vegan-friendly and contain all-natural ingredients without added fillers or binders. Meanwhile, the myKind Organics brand are available for less than other organic vitamins found in health stores and other websites.

If you’re ready to take your health to the next level without any artificial fillers or GMOs, consider adding myKind supplements to your daily regimen.

Simple Breath Test For SIBO

Genova Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth - SIBO

SIBO Breath Test

How Do You Know If You Have SIBO?

SIBO tends to be under-diagnosed. This is because most people learn to live with the discomfort of regular gas and bloating, often aided by over-the-counter medications. Fortunately, there is an easy at home breath test by Genova that can aid in diagnosis.

Did you know that 80% of people who are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are also said to have SIBO.

Common symptoms of SIBO may include:

  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal discomfort

What Causes SIBO?

SIBO is typically the result of a poor diet including excessive sugar, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol. However, diet is not the only contributing factor for SIBO. Other causes of SIBO may include low stomach acid, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), prior bowel surgery, excessive antibiotics and diabetes.

Is There a Test for SIBO?

If one or a combination of symptoms occurs fairly regularly, you may warrant further investigation. You can take an at home test, like the Genova Lab Bacterial Overgrowth in Small Intestine Breath Test.

This home test is a non-invasive way to detect bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel. It’s also easy to do, and it can be administered in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.

What are Some Problems that Occur When SIBO Goes Untreated?

Besides the irritating and sometimes debilitating symptoms of discomfort associated with SIBO, overtime you can become malnourished. This is due to a malabsorption of nutrients, particularly fat-soluble vitamins and iron. Click Here to read more about this from DR. AXE.

Remember, if you experiencing digestive symptoms your body is trying to tell you something. Get to the root cause of these symptoms today.

There are many different ways to naturally approach healing SIBO. First and foremost, you should address making some dietary changes.  Click Here to see specific recipe books for dealing with digestive conditions.

Click Here to read our natural protocol for dealing with Symptoms of SIBO.

Bright Line Eating Program

Jane Rosen tells us about Bright Line Eating BLE

Jane Rosen advocate for Bright Line EatingThis fall Pamela and I didn’t try out any new recipes during our week-long vacation retreat near Minneapolis.

We had a well-equipped kitchen where we prepared most of the twenty-odd meals we ate that week.  We enjoyed most of our meals there or packed them to take on the road.

This year, we were more concerned about what we did not eat, and balancing the quantities and proportions of the foods we did eat.

In October of 2015, I began following the food plan of the new Bright Line Eating program, brainchild of neuroscientist Susan Peirce Thompson of Rochester University, based on principles developed in Twelve Step food addiction programs over many decades.

I had been a repeat customer of Weight Watchers since 2012, losing the same fifteen pounds each spring and summer for three years, and then gaining it back during the following fall and winter.

When I heard about the Bright Line Eating of BLE, I knew they would help me to structure my food for success.  Since then, I have lost an additional fifteen pounds and kept all that weight off for more than a year.

A “bright line” rule or test is a legal term, meaning a clearly defined standard that leaves no room for varying interpretation, leading to predictable and consistent results.

Applied to eating, it means that I honor bright lines for sugar and flour.

I don’t eat them.

Through years of trial and error, I’ve discovered that these highly processed non-foods do not have a place in my diet.  They do not nourish or satisfy me, but rather trigger my highly susceptible brain to want more and more of them.  It is far better for me to avoid them completely, to draw a bright line excluding them from my life, my kitchen, my plate, my food plan.

I stopped eating gluten in 2006 after I discovered, with a two-week exclusion experiment, that taking gluten off my plate removed a whole array of unpleasant abdominal symptoms.

A few years later, I went on a 90-day grain fast and found a major reduction in inflammation in my joints and throughout my body.

I’ve been grain-free for several years already.

Two more bright lines complete the BLE food regimen:

1 no eating outside of meal times, and
2 weighing and measuring portions.

When I eliminated snacking between meals two years ago, I was surprised to learn how much I had been grazing throughout the day.  Any moment when I was awake, chances were good that I was eating, had just finished, or was about to enjoy a nutritious snack.

On the Bright Line Eating BLE food plan, I waited four to six hours between meals, and I was sometimes tempted to reach for a bite of something.

In those moments, I heard the voice of my long-dead mother saying to me, “Don’t eat that, Jane.  It will spoil your dinner.”  I realized that I was brought up with a bright line around meals.  Meals were times for us to gather as a family at the beginning and end of our busy days, share food, leisure, and our daily experiences and thoughts.

After dinner and cleanup, the kitchen was dark and closed until morning.  After-dinner hours were full of homework and school projects, reading, music, conversation, and games.

I wanted to reclaim that for myself, along with the many benefits of not eating between meals:  long stretches of time when I was not thinking about food, planning or preparing it, or cleaning up after eating it.

All of a sudden, with Bright Line Eating, I had more time for my work, my hobbies, my play, my friends, even time to rest.  By weighing and measuring my portions at meals, I drew clear boundaries around the amounts of food I ate, and made sure I was eating enough vegetables.

I was eating two and one-half pounds of fruits and vegetables every day, ample food to nourish my body and keep me feeling full and stable.  Even with these ample portions, I sometimes railed against the end of a meal.

With practice, I learned to appreciate the extra time my body had to process my food and empty before I began filling it again.  I slept better, I enjoyed the gift of extra discretionary time, I lost weight, and I kept it off.

In preparing for this trip, grocery shopping began via email before we left home.  I arrived at the airport several hours before Pamela, so I had time to drive to the nearby Trader Joe’s to stock up for our week’s meals.

Our separate shopping lists were surprisingly similar.  Added to the “do not eat” list this year were onions, tomatoes, garlic, and nuts, except for blanched almonds, due to Pamela’s concerns about inflammation suggested to her by her Ayurvedic endocrinologist.

Squash with Spices on Bright Line EatingTo counteract the absence of these important flavor-givers, I packed several small bags of herbs and spices, including za’atar, a blend of Palestinian spices that adds flavor to chicken, fish, or vegetables.  Other bags held thyme, marjoram, oregano, basil, red chili flakes, and cinnamon.

Food preparation was not for any one meal, but rather to stock the kitchen with components that could be measured out and assembled into meals, or snacks for Pamela.

Each meal included one generously measured portion of protein, for example, four ounces of chicken or fish, two eggs, two ounces of cheese, nuts, or seeds, six ounces of beans, eight ounces of yogurt or milk, or some combination of the above.

Cooked vegetables, roasted, sautéed or steamed, were part of every lunch and dinner, plus a generous salad of raw vegetables at dinner.

Each meal also included a portion of healthy fat, such as avocado, olive oil, or butter.  For me, the fruit at the end of lunch and dinner is like dessert.

The natural sugar in fruit is permitted in Bright Line Eating because it is consumed with enough fiber to slow down its delivery to the body and brain.

All fruits have natural sugar, with apples and berries on the low end of the glycemic index, and grapes and bananas on the high end.  They all taste sweeter after removing processed sugar from the diet.

Vegetable Soup on Bright Line EatingOne night we made a pot of soup.  I was worried that the flavor would suffer without onions and tomatoes in the soup, but we experimented with sautéing some of the longer-cooking vegetables like carrots and parsnips with marjoram and thyme for several minutes, and then adding more delicate vegetables near the end of the cooking time.  It was so delicious.

Our vegetable choices were varied, with many colors, textures, flavors, shapes and sizes.  Some were sliced; others were quartered or grated, minced, cubed, julienned, or chopped.

During the week, following Bright Line Eating, we ate broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, fennel, radishes, celery, squash, corn, beets, jicama, green beans, sugar snap peas, and spinach.

This way of eating puts the emphasis on the quality of whole, nourishing foods, with the simplest possible preparations and the great privilege of sharing a meal with a beloved friend and colleague.

If you’re interested in hearing more about BLE or have any questions, please email help@goodgutsolution.com and I’ll be happy to respond.

Jane Rosen.

 

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