Heart Health – Just a Spray Away

https://www.crohns.net/page/C/PROD/Acid_Reflux/DNA1025Heart Health is Extremely Important

Heart disease is not inevitable; in fact, it’s absolutely preventable in most cases.

The health of your blood and blood vessels is influenced daily by lifestyle.

Diet, stress levels and activity levels all influence our heart health.

Gut health and Heart Health go hand in hand.

Both are vital for keeping us healthy and happy.

Most cardiovascular disease occurs due to chronic deficiency of certain nutrients.

With proper supplementation; specifically the B vitamins, taurine, and coenzyme Q-10 you can help prevent cardiovascular disease. These are critical micronutrients to support cardiac function.

 Our Cardio Spray is a quick, economical and easy way to add those additional important nutrients into our daily regimens effortlessly.

Here’s what’s in Heart Health Spray:

  • Coenzyme-Q10

The holly grail of heart healthy supplements, CoQ10 has strong potential  for prevention and treatment of heart ailments by improving cellular bioenergetics, acting as an antioxidant and cleaning up free radicals.

A supplement of CoQ10 is  essential to restore natural levels of CoQ10 if you are taking Statins. Statins lower our bodies natural ability to produce CoQ10.

  • Magnesium

All enzymatic reactions involving ATP require magnesium.Research has told us that magnesium deficiency is a reliable predictor of those with congestive heart failure

  • Taurine

This amino acid shown to improve cardiac function. Taurine will strengthen your heart muscle cells, protect those cells from damage and reduce your risk factors to  atherosclerosis

  • Ribose

Ribose  supports the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels in cardiac  muscle. ATP also aids the heart’s muscle contraction. The more forcefully the heart contracts, the better it pumps.

  • Folic acid

It helps the body utilize vitamin B12 and amino acids. Folate, of all the B-vitamins, plays the most critical role to reduce the levels of homocysteine in the blood, a compound that has been linked with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

  • Selenium

Selenium rich foods prevent oxidative damage to the body’s cells reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. People with low levels of selenium have been shown to be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.

Plus vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E

Spray two times daily. 

Why These Fungi are Your Friends – Get the Scoop on Mushrooms

Garden of Life RM10 Ultra Immune

Why are Mushrooms Nutrition Powerhouses?

Mushrooms display a variety of medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-tumor and immune-stimulating behavior.

Top Five Mushrooms for Therapeutic Benefits

  • 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.
  • Reishi can improve immune function and inhibit the growth of some malignant tumors. It also has significant anti-inflammatory effects, reduces allergic responsiveness, normalizes blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
  • Lion’s Mane display nerve-regenerative properties. They also significantly improve brain function and memory.
  • Turkey Tail is capable of stimulating the immune system.

How can you possibly consume all these mushrooms?

It’s easy.

Garden of Life RM-10 Ultra Immune Formula contains 10 types of organically grown mushrooms. It offers broad immune support through multiple pathways:

  • immune cell function support
  • immune cell metabolism support
  • methylation support
  • antioxidant support

This formula is blended with Cat’s Claw and fermented selenium, which is easily absorbed. 

Selenium supports immune cell function and response. It helps your body fight off infection and fights inflammation.

Cats Claw is one of the best herbs to use for boosting your immune system & fighting infection. This mighty herb is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and considered a potent anti-oxidant.

Take advantage of our special on RM-10 Ultra Immune Formula. Take 15% off with coupon code RM1015.

Garden of Life RM10 Ultra Immune

Inflammation – An Essential Life Process

INFLAMMATION: The essential life process that may be killing you!

Swelling, pain, heat, fever, redness, does this sound like a “good” thing to you?

virus example for inflammation blog by Ron Jahner

Ron Jahner Naturopathic CoachMost of us feel alarmed and are worried when we see these symptoms in ourselves or our loved ones.

And yet, these are all signs and symptoms of a healthy immune system response to trauma or infection!

Inflammation is actually the key process our body uses in fighting against infection, reversing tissue damage and preparing the way for healing a repair.

Inflammation is an absolutely vital, important life function of a health immune system.

Why is Inflammation Bad For You?

Well, it’s also true that inflammation is a key predisposing factor in almost all chronic diseases which disease, cancer, diabetes and long-term infections, chronic digestive tract disorders and auto-immune disorders.

Out of control inflammation is the killer!

The key is understanding how inflammation serves you and what occurs when it becomes a problem.

Let’s use the example of an urban renewal project. You have a number of old, run-down, damaged buildings and your job is to create a beautiful new complex on the site.

What has to happen first?

Well, of course, someone is going to have to tear down the old buildings to make way for the new. This is really the beginning of a 4 step process.

  1. First, blow up or demolish the old buildings.
  2. Secondly, clear up the debris by loading it up and hauling it away.
  3. Thirdly, assemble quality building materials using a skilled crew, and,
  4. Finally, assemble the brand new construction.

In general, inflammation is the key mechanism in your body’s immune system corresponding to the first step in the “tissue-renewal” process.

Inflammation is the essential process that targets infectious agents and damaged tissue for “demolition”. It does this in many ways with a complex biological cascade of molecular and cellular signals and substances that ultimately destroy damaged cells, kill viral and bacterial pathogens all while it also increases circulation!

This sets up steps #2 & #3 of our “tissue-renewal” project. It  transports debris out of the affected area and allow vital nutrients and healing factors back in.

The end result of all these complex processes is that the affected area is ultimately prepared for tissue regeneration and healing.

However, what would happen in our urban renewal project if all we ever did was just keep blowing things up?

  • What if we never hauled out the debris or just erected high screens around the area so no one could see the mess?
  • What if we just cover the whole area with dirt and some sod and pretend theirs no damage underneath?
  • What if we just build really cheap structures on top of this mess that fall apart as fast as we build them?

Is this going to work out well? ….. Of course not!

And, essentially, this is what happens when inflammation is not handled properly in the body and gets out of control.

Unfortunately, current medical thinking is that inflammation is the problem, not part of the natural immune response solution, so let’s just “turn it off” with steroids or other anti-inflammatory drugs!

This is sort of like stopping the demolition crews in the middle of the job and then still expecting quality buildings to show up as if by magic! It’s just not going to work.

When inflammation is arbitrarily blocked before it’s job is done, the underlying issues remain and continue unchecked to produce a bigger problem later on.

Look at heart disease as an example. Arterial tissue becomes damaged due to improper diet, emotional distress, lack of sleep, lack of proper exercise, etc.

Inflammation targets this damaged tissue to clean it up and prepare for healing.

Just “turning off” the inflammation doesn’t change the underlying condition anymore than giving an athlete a steroid injection in a damaged knee so they can keep playing fixes the underlying injury. In fact it opens it up to further harm.

When the damage continues in the circulatory system, the body sends cholesterol to the damaged area as a sort of “band-aid” to cover over the lesion and prevent further damage.

Again, just shutting down cholesterol doesn’t help the underlying condition and may make it much worse!!

So, what is the solution to chronic Inflammation?

In our urban renewal program, what would you do if the demolition team was not up to the amount of work needed to demolish the old structures?

What if the roads in and out of the work site were congested or there weren’t enough dump trucks to haul the debris?

This is the kind of thinking that a holistic approach to healing uses to deal with inflammation!

So, instead of shutting down inflammation, how do we help it do it’s job so it can stop naturally?

Here are the strategies I have used in some 30 years of work as a naturopathic health consultant:

  1. HYDRATE!! – Fluids, fluids, fluids. Drink at least 1 liter of water per 50 pounds of body weight daily to enhance the circulatory function inflammation requires to do its job.
  2. REST! – Inflammation is a healing-immune function. It requires the parasympathetic (resting) nervous system state to do it’s job. Most people never get the amount of quality sleep and rest the body requires to be healthy, especially when it is damaged or ill.
  3. NO SUGAR! – Eliminate refined carbohydrates that create havoc in the body’s digestive tract and metabolic function. Quality proteins and vegetables, especially vegetable juices, to provide easily – to – absorb nutrition to support immune functions.
  4. ENZYMES! – This is the first line of defense to help inflammation do its job. After you hydrate, rest and eliminate sugars, taking supplemental enzymes can have a miraculous effect on clearing inflammation and supporting healting.However, it requires a particular form of enzymes called “proteolytics”. These are concentrated protein digesting enzymes without the hydrochloric acid or bile salts or fiber in many digestive enzyme products.And you take them on an empty stomach, even hourly, and not just with food as you would digestive enzyme products.
  5. B-12 – Vitamin B-12 has enormous potential to help with inflammation and stress. It can be take frequently in a crisis to help speed up healing and tissue repair.
  6. BOSWELLIA – TURMERIC – GINGER. – These three herbal products have been used for generations to help reduce inflammation naturally while supporting the body’s healing processes.Taken as tea or in capsules they are often prescribed in Ayuvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine.
  7. Flavonoids are key nutritional pigments (red, yellow, orange, blue) found in natural foods, often with Vitamin C ascorbate complexes, which have been used extensively for enhancing immune response and reducing inflammation naturally.Flavonoids are very high in anti-oxidant activity and help neutralize free radical damage in tissues.
  8. EFA’s Essential Fatty Acids, oils that are necessary for health healing and regulating inflammation. These include Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils such as high-quality fish oil, virgin olive oil, Evening Primrose oil, sesame oil, etc.
  9. ATTITUDE! This may be the most important factor of all because it often enhances and makes everything above work effectively.Neutralizing the body’s stress overload with breathing techniques and emotional releasing processes can dramatically reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Yes, inflammation can be a curse, or it can be a wonderful blessing.

Which it is for you is often in your control.

Nurture the immune system’s inflammatory mechanisms well and it will protect and heal you.

Ignore it at your peril.

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Ron Jahner is a Naturopathic Healer, Coach, Trainer & Educator with 30+ years of experience in natural healthcare. Find him on Facebook,

Focus on Your Eye Health

Vitamin Spray Vision Support

Eye health may not be something you are thinking about on a daily basis but it’s a vital component to your quality of life. 

Vitamin Spray Vision Support The fact is, as you age, your eye health may start to deteriorate.

Your eyes are susceptible to macular degeneration; cataracts, glaucoma, retinal nerve damage, loss of eye strength and partial vision loss. This is why it’s so important that you make an effort to keep your eyes functioning as healthy as possible.

What can you do to take care of your eyes in addition to seeing your eye doctor?

Make sure you are not deficient in vital nutrients which support eye health.

Vitamin Spray Vision Support contains all the nutrients you need to fight agains macular degeneration.

What are the nutritional superstars in Vision Support Spray?

Lutein and Zeaxanthin – protect the eyes from oxidative stress and repair cells

Bilberry extract – strengthens eye tissue; supports night vision

Ginkgo Biloba – supports blood circulation to the eyes

MSM – facilitates absorption into the cells of the eyes

L-Taurine – strengthens the retina; keeps lenses moist

Quercetin – keeps the lenses clear and sparkling

Rutin – a phenolic antioxidant; scavenges free radicals

Keep your eyes healthy. Spray two times daily. 

More about the powerful carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.

They are two carotenoids which are antioxidants that are located in the eye. The purpose of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in nature is to absorb excess light energy in order to prevent plants from being damaged by too much sunlight.

It works in the same way with your eyes. Lutein is concentrated in the yellow macular pigment, and zeaxanthin is present in the center of the macula.

Zeaxanthin has been shown to decrease the risk and symptoms of macular degeneration and protect eye tissues from the dangers of oxidative stress and high-energy blue light from our computer screens.

Lutein and zeaxanthin also influence the growth and repair of cells.

Studies have shown that nutrition plays an important role in eye health.

Naturally the levels of carotenoids tend to diminish as you age, this is why it’s vital to replenish these levels through your diet.

We have all been raised with the idea that carrots are good for eye health, they provide beta carotene which helps absorb Vitamin A. While Vitamin A is good for the eyes it’s a nutrient which most people aren’t deficient in.

What foods contain these nutrients?

Lutein and zeaxanthin are both found together in foods such as green vegetables: kale, broccoli and spinach. Eggs are also a good source.

Learn more about nutrition and eye health by clicking here.

Take advantage of our Vitamin Spray Vision Support special, buy two and take 50% off the second bottle. No coupon needed.

FODMAP Diet May be Right for You

FODMAP foods cause abdominal painThe low FODMAP diet is often recommended to relieve symptoms of IBS irritable bowel syndrome and IBD inflammatory bowel disease. It is often recommended for people struggling with digestive issues like constipation, bloating and gas.

What is the low FODMAP diet?

The low-FODMAP diet restricts foods that are high in short-chain carbohydrates that are also known as fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. The reason that short-chain carbohydrates contribute to irritable bowel syndrome symptoms is due to the fact that they are poorly not absorbed well in the small intestine and are fermented instead.

What’s the problem with FODMAP Foods?

FODMAPs are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. Because of this, they pass through into the large intestine. They are readily fermented by bacteria in the large bowel and this leads to the production of gas. They are also highly osmotic which means that they attract water into the large bowel that this may chanage how quickly the bowels move as well.

The symptoms that result include excessive flatulence, abdominal bloating, distension and abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation or even combination of both

Which foods are considered FODMAPs?

The term FODMAP is an acronym that stands for:

Fermentable – refers to the process that takes place your gut when the foods are broken down or fermented by bacteria in the large bowel

Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These are complex carbohydrates. These molecules made up of individual sugars are connected in a chain and slower to digest.

Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule. Some examples include sucrose, lactose and maltose.

Monosaccharides – “mono” means single. This is a single-sugar molecule. They are better known as simple sugars. We break these down quickly.


Polyols – these are sugar alcohols like such as sorbitol and xylitol that don’t lead to intoxication.

Research studies indicated that reducing FODMAPs in the diet may help manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and other digestive conditions as well as fibromyalgia and eczema. Unfortunately, a low FODMAP diet is very restrictive. It is meant to be followed for a short period of time to soothe your gut.

It has been noted that not all FODMAPs will be symptom triggers for every person.

Can you use Perfect Pass Prebiotics when on a low FODMAP Diet?

Yes you can.

There are many fibers that are a source of FODMAPs but vary in fermentability. Some of the fibers can lead to a lot of gas, but others ferment slower and cause less gas.

Perfect Pass Prebiotics is made with all-natural, guar gum fiber. This type of fiber has a very slow fermentation rate. That’s why there’s little-to-no painful gas or bloating when you boost your fiber intake with Perfect Pass Prebiotics.

This soluble fiber helps to maintina a healthy gut by helping food pass through your body at just the right pace. It also helps to feed your good bacteria.