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Dangers of NSAID’s

While pain medication has its uses, the dangers of over the counter pain med’s (NSAID’s) is too great to ignore. These dangers include risks for your heart, gastrointestinal tract and kidneys.

 

Serrapeptase

If you are in need of an alternative, try Serrapeptase.

Serrapeptase is an enzyme widely used to treat pain and inflammation. It also has other potential health benefits like lowering heart disease risk and protecting the brain from Alzheimers. 

Serrapeptase works by promoting the breakdown of fluid caused by injury.  This aids the body in draining harmful substances from places that you have inflammation. It also inactivates toxins that cause swelling and pain.

 

You can safely use serrapeptase for inflammation caused by arthritis, trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, sinusitis or bronchitis. 

5 Key Dangers of NSAIDs 

Damage the Gut – NSAIDs all share the same most prevalent side effect — damage to the gastrointestinal tract, which doesn’t just mean your stomach. It also includes possible threats to your esophagus and small intestine. When NSAIDS damage the gut lining this leads to inflammation.

NSAIDS can cause ulcers – According to gastroenterologist Byron Cryer, MD, a spokesperson for the American Gastroenterological Association, more than half of all bleeding ulcers are caused by NSAIDs.

Higher Risk of Kidney Failure –  The most common renal complication caused by NSAIDs is fluid retention, which leads to edema. Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid being trapped in your body’s tissues. NSAIDs also encourage the body to hold on to sodium which can lead to varying degrees of reduction in kidney function.

Serious Allergic Reactions – Some people are actually highly allergic to NSAIDs. For these individuals, the dangers of NSAIDs can include experiencing a scary shortness of breath. For an asthma sufferer, the risk of experiencing serious allergic reaction to NSAIDs is even higher. Other allergic reactions can include wheezing, rashes and throat swelling.

Increased Risk of Heart Failure – Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have uncovered some of the reasons why these drugs can harm heart tissue. NSAIDS can cause cardiac cells to die when taken for prolonged periods of time. Click Here to read more.

Leaky Gut Syndrome – Find Out If You Have It

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky Gut Syndrome refers to an increase in intestinal permeability in the gastrointestinal tract. A healthy gut lining allows only specific components of food to pass through into the bloodstream. This is how nutrients enter the bloodstream and promote health.If you have a poor diet, stress, or are taking medications,your gut lining can become damaged over time. The result is a more permeable gut lining, which allows larger particles to enter the bloodstream while failing to properly absorb key nutrients.

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Undigested food particles, gut bacteria, proteins, and toxic waste shouldn’t be able to enter the bloodstream. The small intestine functions as a selective barrier to toxins and large molecules, such as incompletely digested food particles. When the gut lining becomes compromised (or “leaky”) they do, causing negative consequences.

Leaky Gut Syndrome has become a big health problem. Chronic inflammation that results from a leaky gut is now thought to be responsible for allergy, autoimmune condition, and chronic disease.

How do You Know If You Have Leaky Gut?

Genova Labs has an Intestinal Permeability Assessment Test which directly measures the ability of two non-metabolized sugar molecules that permeate the intestinal mucosa.

 This test checks for an increase in intestinal permeability, which can indicate compromised barrier function of the small intestine. It works by you drinking a pre-measured amount of lactulose and mannitol (sugars). The degree of intestinal permeability  is reflected in the levels of the two sugars recovered in a urine sample collected over the next 6 hours.This test can be taken in the comfort of your home and comes with easy to follow instructions.

You must fast for 8 hours before beginning the test. We recommend you do the test first thing in the morning upon waking.

Leaky gut is common in disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, autoimmune disease, chronic skin disorders and chronic inflammation.

What Causes Intestinal Permeability?

Abnormal intestinal permeability can be caused by a number of different things, though the most common causes include:

  • Intestinal infection
  • Ingestion of allergenic foods or toxic chemicals
  • Overall poor diet
  • Trauma and stressful lifestyle
  • Over the counter pain relievers (NSAIDs)
  • Prescription drugs like antibiotics

If you Have Leaky Gut What Should You Do?

To heal leaky gut you should evaluate your diet. First, eliminate foods that may be contributing to Leaky Gut. Next incorporate foods that will help heal your gut. There are many over the counter supplements that can reduce your symptoms and heal your gut.

Check out our Leaky Gut Protocol by clicking here. 

Balance Your Cholesterol Without Statins

Do You Know There are Harmful Side Effects of Statins?

Taking Statins can have harmful long term effects such as heart failure, stroke, hypertension and kidney failure. A better alternative is to make lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet, staying fit with consistent exercise, and supporting heart health with supplements.

Taking Statins can have harmful long term effects

Taking Statins can have harmful long term effects

Dr. Barbara Roberts, director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at The Miriam Hospital in Providence and a clinical associate professor of medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is the author of The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs. In her book she addresses the side effects, some of which are serious, that come with taking statins.

The most serious is a reduction in levels of CoQ10. Low CoQ10 has been linked to heart failure, hypertension, fatigue and “mental fog”.

The most common side effect of statin therapy is myalgia, or muscle pain.
The pain is usually mild, but the risk and the severity increases when taking higher doses.

Rhabdomyolysis,,  another side effect, is a severe form of statin-related muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure, which can be fatal.

Dr. Roberts says, “the side effects are an acceptable trade off when drugs truly save lives but this isn’t the case for the vast majority of patients who take statins.”

She advise most patients to work on their diets before resorting to statins. Dietary changes can increase HDL and reduce triglycerides, which is more important than reducing LDL. Working on your diet, lifestyle changes and adding supplements which support cardiac health (see Dr. Pam’s Cholesterol Protocol) could be all you need to get your cholesterol in check.

Alice H. Lichtenstein, MD, professor of nutrition at Tufts University and spokeswoman for the American Heart Association advises, “the most efficient way to up your heart health is by eating a better diet, consistent exercise, and quitting smoking. These lifestyle choices will give you the best results.”

There are several natural supplements that you can benefit from as well. Keep reading to learn more about supplements and lifestyle practices that help you naturally balance your cholesterol levels.

Dr. Pam’s Cholesterol Protocol

  • Niacin or non flushing Enduracin is effective at promoting a balance between LDL and HDL cholesterols. Take 400mg- 500mg 2 times daily
  • Coenzyme Q 10  This antioxidant is essential for the production of energy in little cellular engines called mitochondria. Statins deplete the body’s natural supply of this antioxidant. Take 100 to 200 mg daily. Click Here to read more about the benefits of CoQ10
  • Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) lowers LDL and raises HDL Cholesterol. Use 1-2 200mg 2 times per day
  • Red Yeast Rice Extract 1,200 mg., 2 times per day. Do not use this supplement if you are taking a statin (prescription medication for lowering cholesterol). Check out the latest research which shows Red Yeast Rice benefits by clicking here. 
  • Policosanol: Take 10 mg daily
  • Nordic Naturals Fish Oil  2,000 to 6,000 mg daily.
    Nordic Naturals Pro Omega LDL combines fish oil with Red Yeast Rice and Co Enzyme Q 10
  • Use Perfect Pass Prebiotics  and Perfect Pass Probiotics to encourage maximum absorption of your nutrients.
  • Eat a diet rich in vegetables, lean fish, and chicken and low in red meat. Alternatively, supplement with a complete immune support formula. Perfect Pass Immune Support Powder , added to a smoothie or Immune Support Capsules are good options. The formula is made up of an ideal ratio of nutrients.
  • Maintain a level of physical activity that keeps you fit.
  • Limit foods high in calories and low in nutrition.
  • Add foods high in soluble fiber – grains, oats, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

Arnica -The Best Injury Remedy

Arnica - Trauma Care

HOMEOPATHIC ARNICA from Traumacare. Supported by clinical research to reduce pain, bruising and redness in injuries.

USING HOMEOPATHIC ARNICA FOR BRUISES, PAIN, & TRAUMA

The number one homeopathic remedy everyone needs in their medicine cabinet for all injuries is Arnica. We recommend our clients to always have Trauma Care on hand. This remedy provides ideals doses that speed up healing time of any internal tissue damaged by a major trauma such as an accident, surgery or sports injury.

Yes, this homeopathic remedy is ideal for any trauma, injuries and bruising. It is excellent for reducing swelling and redness. Not only can it be used for pain that is acute but also from everyday aches and pains  resulting from chronic conditions.

It is derived from a daisy-like plant native to the Swiss Alps. It has been used for centuries to reduce the uncomfortable swelling and bruising associated with a physical trauma.

TraumaCare provides a unqiue, controlled dosage regimen by combining prescription-strength and low-potency homeopathic Arnica Montana.

Clinically proven, it goes beyond treating pain. It speeds healing. Recommended by doctors, it has demonstrated a reduction in the amount of visible bruising in patients within the first day and even more dramatically one week later.

Arnica from TraumaCare

Arnica from TraumaCare

It is suggested to use 3 capsules of high potency Arnica 1M first and follow by 9 capsules of Arnica 12c – this is often all you need.

Clinical research has shown that when TraumaCare’s Arnica is taken before plastic surgery, patients recover in half the time in comparison to patients taking a placebo. Bruises and swelling disappear very quickly.

It speeds healing and is recommended by doctors, based on clinical research outcomes. Research shows a reduction in the amount of visible bruising in patients within the first day and even more dramatically one week later.

If you have a planned surgery and want to speed up your healing time, start taking TraumaCare one week before surgery and continue throughout your healing process. You will be amazed at how quickly bruises and swelling disappear.

Read a genuine case history of successful use of Arnica and Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic for wound healing by clicking here.

Solar Cooking is Convenient and Energy Efficient

Solar cooking with Sun Oven is one of the best ways to cook hot meals.

Sun Oven Solar Cooker, sustainable for the environment

Sun Oven Solar Cooker

Have You heard About Solar Cooking?

Basically it’s a really convenient way to cook off the grid. I recently went on a a camping trip and brought my sun oven with to try it out. The first day my group of friends and I made quinoa  and black beans. I can’t even tell you how easy it was. We set the sun oven up before going on a day hike and when we returned, presto we had very little prep to do other than combine some fresh veggies with our perfect hot meal. It’s so simple to do.  Before we left on our trip I had googled a few different solar cooking sites and found some easy recipes to try out. Now instead of bringing dehydrated food on camping trips, Im brining along my solar cooking Sun Oven. I know I’ve just scratched the surface on solar cooking with my quinoa and beans. Some of the recipes I saw on you tube had recipes for cooking a whole chicken, brownies and even baked bread.

Amazon has some great recipe book options too.

While we were camping I found it convenient for boiling water to make hot coffee in the morning and to pasteurize water for drinking and washing up.

Some other great uses for the Sun Oven are to use it at beach picnics, or even just to reduce energy costs at home instead of turning on your oven. I think it’s great to have in my Emergency Kit in case any unplanned emergency or power failures happen.

Click here to check out more information on the Sun Oven and find out more about solar cooking.

You can use your sun oven in many different ways:

– cook everyday in your backyard

– use at picnics

– great to use when out on a camping trip

– if need be, during a power failure or any unplanned emergency

Give solar cooking a try today. The Sun Oven is safe, reliable and sustainable to the environment.

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