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Heal Your Body with the Proper Ph Balance

Why is Ph Balance So Important?

When your body has the proper pH levels, your systems cells are oxygenated and better prepared to heal any health concerns on their own. If cells are energized, you have a stronger immune system, can fight disease and squash cancer cells and able to detoxify and illuminate waste in a more productive way.

How Does Ph Work?

The pH of your blood is between 7.25-7.45, if your blood’s pH falls below or above that range, you will use a large amount of energy in trying trying to maintain pH levels. This leads to deficiencies and health disorders. It’s really easy to test your bodies Ph levels.

Litmus Paper is the best and most convenient way to test your bodies Ph level on a daily or weekly basis. It’s sold in a package of 15 feet, you will use about 1/2 inch – 1 inch per test. Each Litmus paper dispenser is good for 150 – 200 tests.

 

Check your Ph with Litmus paper

What’s Your Ph? Find Out Today

The best way to maintain optimal pH levels is through the foods you eat and the liquids you drink.  For your diet, if you follow an 75/25 rule, 75% alkaline foods and 25% acid, you should experience an equilibrium. Perfect body pH is 6.4, above is alkaline and below is acidic. It is important that your daily dietary intake of food naturally balances your body pH.

Click here to see which foods are more acidic and which increase your alkaline.

Keep in mind that the foods must be organic because ALL pesticides are very acidic.

Why Protein Powders Made from Peas Have the Most Health Benefits

Why you should add a Pea Based Protein Powder to your diet?.

Proteins powders have a lot of great benefits. They are appetite suppressants, energy boosters, and provide multiple nutrients your diet may be lacking.

Does walking down the grocery aisle looking for protein powder leave you feeling anxious? There are so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones perform the best.

Protein powders comprised of a pea and rice blend such as Metagenics UltraInflamX Plus 360 are the ones we recommend to most of our clients.

Why?

Metagenics Pea Based Protein Powder

Metagenics Pea Based Protein Powder

Metagenics UltraInflamX Plus is a medical food formulated specifically for those people with compromised gut function resulting from ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel disorders. This formula contains pea protein along with rice protein to provide all the macro and micro nutrients your body needs.

Pea Protein is a great alternative to whey protein. Not only is it hypoallergenic but it also has one of the best plant-based amino acid profiles. The amino acid profiles of pea and rice complement each other making a very powerful nutrient dense protein powder, far healthier than any single blend of milk-based protein like whey.

Pea Protein offers numerous health benefits:

  • Pea protein contains an excellent profile of both essential and non-essential amino acids.
  • Pea protein is a particularly good source of arginine which sends signals to your muscle cells, encouraging them to grow
  • Pea protein helps promote fat metabolism.
  • Pea protein is pure, no chemicals are used during the making of pea protein, only water.
  • Doesn’t increase cholesterol levels like animal proteins which can cause heart problems over long-term consumption.
  • Pea protein is free from lactose and gluten making it a great protein powder for people with food allergies and sensitivities.
  • Pea Protein is rich in Iron

Just a few more reasons to try Metagenics pea based protein powder:

It’s NON-GMO, costs less than all animal proteins and is gentle on the planet.

To maximize the use of your new protein powder, you can adding it to your smoothie at different times throughout the day. We recommend:

  • Consuming 45 minutes before workouts, and within 15 minutes after workouts. This gives your body the nutrients it needs to build muscle, burn fat, and recover.
  • Take 1 serving upon waking up each day and right before going to bed. Aside from increasing your protein intake, this will help curb hunger pains and give your body very high quality nutrients to function properly.
  • Take pea protein powder between regular meals to help reach your daily protein intake.

Whether you are using protein powder as a meal replacement, snack, or a post-workout drink, adding a high-quality protein supplement will help meet your daily protein, vitamin and nutrient needs.

10 Ways to Boost your Immune System

Here are 10 easy ways to Boost Your Immune System

Create a Strong Immune System-Here's How

Create a Strong Immune System-Here’s How

 

 

 

 

 

 

A well-functioning immune system is the basic foundation for your good health. It’s your body’s natural defense system. It is made up of an intricate network of cells, tissues, and organs that all band together to defend your body against invaders.

The invaders are many. They can be bacteria, viruses, parasites, even a fungus. They all have to possiblity of making you sick. A healthy immune system protects you by first creating a barrier that stops those invaders, also called antigens, from entering the body.

If one happens to slip by the barrier, it’s the immune system that produces white blood cells, and other chemicals and proteins that attack and destroy these foreign substances.

Your immune system does an amazing job of constantly defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. It is able to recognize millions of different antigens. When it’s working properly, it can produce what it needs to get rid of nearly all of them.

Here are 10 simple ways to help boost your immune system so that you keep it in optimal condition.

1 Diet

Eat a diet that fits your needs. Be sure to include lots of fruits, vegetables, and protein that is low in saturated fat. There is also some evidence that various micro-nutrient deficiencies, like deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E — alter immune responses in animals, as measured in a test tube.

2 Get adequate sleep.

Our body heals and regenerates when we sleep. Take advantage of the benefits. The UCLA Cousins Center Research team  found that even a small amount of sleep loss can trigger an immune system response in the body that increases inflammation that can cause tissue damage.

3 Exercise regularly.

There are lots of options… from walking, yoga, stretching, working out at the gym. The main idea is to ‘keep moving’. Hundreds of studies demonstrate that exercise helps you feel better and live longer. Think about starting and maintaining an exercise program that suits your abilities and lifestyle.

4 Don’t smoke.

Smoking weakens the immune system by depressing antibodies and cells that are in the body to protect against foreign invaders. There is an association between smoking and the increased incidence of certain malignant diseases and respiratory infections, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

5 Watch your weight.

Maintaining a healthy weight definitely assists in keeping the immune system less stressed. Carrying extra pounds in a burden to your body an your immune system.
Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control. Scientists know that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. New findings suggest the same is true in humans.

6 Control your stress levels.

During periods of increased stress, “the immune cells are being bathed in molecules which are essentially telling them to stop fighting,” according to Dr. Esther Sternberg. These molecules, namely cortisol, suppress the immune system and inflammatory pathways, rendering the body more susceptible to disease.

7 Drink moderate amounts of alcohol, if you drink at all.

Alcohol suppresses both the innate and the adaptive immune systems. Chronic alcohol use reduces the ability of white blood cells to effectively surround and swallow up harmful bacteria

8 Take vitamins and supplements

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

PERFECT PASS IMMUNE FORMULA

They will enhance your sense of well-being. They can help fill in the gaps in your diet. Certain vitamins, herbs and supplements are known to help boost how the immune system functions. If you suspect your diet is not providing you with all your micro-nutrient needs, taking a daily immune support multi vitamin/mineral/herb supplement brings health benefits of many types including beneficial effects on the immune system.

9 Drink lots of water daily.

Staying hydrated can boost your immune health as well. Water helps your body produce lymph, which carries white blood cells and other immune system cells. Try not to overdo beverages that may make you dehydrated, like coffee.

10 Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.

The aging process somehow leads to a reduction of immune response capability, which in turn contributes to more infections, more inflammatory diseases, and more cancer. A reduction in immune response to infections has even been demonstrated by older people’s response to vaccines. Be sure to check in and find out how you’re doing.

Why Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Are Superior

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Original formula

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Original formula

 

 

Why Should You Take Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics?

Here’s Why Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are So Superior:

  • Fermentation:These probiotics are allowed to grow in huge fermentation vats for three (Original Formula) or five years (Professional Formula). During this time, they are producing an abundance of nutrients which strengthen your immune system.
  • Multi-strain product: Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics contains 12 synergistic strains of beneficial bacteria. Each strain gives you different benefits.
  • Proprietary TH10 Strain: This strain was discovered by Dr. Ohhira and is only available in Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic products. TH10 is one of the strongest anti-microbial probiotics that has ever been discovered.
  • Prebiotics: A blend of 92 organic fruits, vegetables, seaweeds and mushrooms are periodically added to the fermentation vats which provides the growing strains of probiotic bacteria with a prebiotic food supply. When encapsulated, each capsule of Dr. Ohhira’s contains the beneficial strains of probiotic bacteria plus the nutrient-dense prebiotics which allow the bacteria to thrive.
  • Short Chain Fatty Acids:  One of the many benefits of the strains in this probiotic is that they produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which create a slightly acidic environment in the intestinal tract Slight acidity is the optimal condition to support the growth of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting the growth of pathological bacteria.
  • No refrigeration: Because the fermentation process takes place at room temperatures, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are stable at room temperature and do not require refrigeration. They have an impressive 3-year stable shelf life.
  • Capsule Design: The capsule for Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics is designed to stay hard in the harsh acid environment in the stomach. It then becomes porous in the more alkaline environment in the small intestine. Next, the probiotics are released in the small intestine where they begin to provide their wide range of health benefits.
  • Kills Pathogens: Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to be effective against some of the most serious pathological organisms such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)  Clostridium difficile  (C. diff) and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MSRA)

Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are also non-GMO, non-dairy, gluten-free and 100% vegan.

Shop this week and receive 20% off Dr. Ohhira’s Original Formula and Professional Formula. Use Coupon Code OMX20 at checkout.

Have you seen our interview series with Dr. Ross Pelton, Scientific Director for Essential Formulas Yet?

What are you waiting for? Click Here to watch Ross Explain why Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are the best product for “Rapid Microbiome Restoration.”

Ross Pelton’s Video Series on the Human Microbiome & Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics

 

 

 

 

 

VSL#3 Induces Remission for Ulcerative Colitis

VSL#3 probiotic-mixture induces remission in patients with active ulcerative colitis.

An article published in the National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health last year showed that the results of a human clinical for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis. Patients were given VSL#3 for 6 weeks. At the end of the 6 week period those patients had a remission rate of 77% with no adverse side effects.

VSL#3 Probiotics

VSL#3 Probiotics

How Does VSL#3 Probiotic Work?

Many probiotic formulas contain beneficial bacteria, but due to differences in types of bacteria and preparation of the products, these bacteria die off from varying conditions throughout the GI tract and never make it to the place they need to be. Studies shows that probiotics from VSL#3 do make it to the colon, which is the area they need to reach to be effective.

A study conducted with VSL#3 confirms that maximum bacterial colonization of the gut occurs within 20 days.

Prebiotic Fiber with PHGG

Prebiotic Fiber

It’s not really one of those things where you can just take it for a few weeks and think you are good to go. You are essentially adding new bacteria to your gut to recolonize it.

We find most of our clients have the greatest success when pairing VSL#3 with a prebiotic fiber containing partially hydrolyzed guar gum to help feed the probiotics so they grow and multiply in numbers.

Another study conducted on children with Ulcerative Colitis also showed promising results. One 4 week study, conducted on children with UC, found that after the 4 week period where treatment included steroid therapy along with either VSL#3 or placebo, 92.8% in the VSL#3 group achieved remission, compared with only 36.4% in the placebo group.

To maintain the remission, the researchers gave the children 5-ASA along with either VSL#3 or placebo. They then monitored the children over the next 12 months, and found that 73.3% of those who had 5-ASA and placebo experienced a relapse, compared with only 21.4% of those who were taking 5-ASA and VSL#3. This study also reported no adverse side effects from VSL#3.

For more studies on VSL#3 helping with management of Ulcerative Colitis click here. 

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