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Boost Your Glutathione Levels While You Detox

RegActiv Detox & Liver HealthReg’Activ – Detox & Liver Health is a probiotic that supports healthy liver function and is more than just your average probiotic because it produces primary, crucial antioxidants, aids in detoxing and boosts your immune system.

This probiotic from Dr. Ohhira contains the revolutionary probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. Studied for over 20 years, ME-3 has been found to support healthy glutathione levels – a key to healthy liver function

Glutathione is the body’s “Master Antioxidant.” It is used by every cell in the human body, and it’s absolutely vital for hepatic function. Compared to all other organs, glutathione is found at its highest concentrations in the liver. That’s because liver cells rely on antioxidant glutathione during normal detoxification activities.

Click Here to Learn More about Glutathione Benefits from Dr. Ross Pelton.

Reg’Activ – Detox & Liver Health pairs this powerhouse probiotic strain with additional, liver health nutrients:

  • L-selenothionine – Promotes healthy levels of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which supports liver tissue health*
  • L-methionine & N-Acetyl-cysteine – Act as glutathione precursors
  • Milk thistle extract  – Supports production of super antioxidant enzymes in the liver

Why is Glutathione so important?

  • Increases antioxidant activity
  • Reduces free radicals
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Recycles antioxidant activity
  • Metabolizes and detoxes agricultural toxins from pesticides
  • Protects against free radicals
  • increases longevity

We all make glutathione naturally but it’s often depleted because of:

  • stress
  • poor diet
  • drinking alcohol
  • taking prescription drugs
  • taking pain relievers like acetaminophen
  • environmental toxins from pesticides and drinking water

Even in healthy individuals, the body begins to produce less glutathione as it ages.
After the age of 20 glutathione declines at about 1% per year.

Click Here to read a study correlating high glutathione levels measured in centenarians.

This ME-3 strain is a relatively ‘newly discovered’ probiotic strain. It is now patented for it’s special ability to boost glutathione levels. It is a multi-tasking probiotic strain.

The glutathione-boosting aspect is not typical of most probiotics.

ME-3 raises glutathione naturally. The recommended dose is 2 capsules per day.

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.

If You Have Stretch Marks Try Skin Candy

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If You Have Stretch Marks Try Skin Candy

Skin Candy helps reduce stretch marks

Skin Candy was created by Romy Frank, a third generation holistic healer. While she was pregnant and on bed rest with a high risk pregnancy, she noticed the first signs of stretch marks. She knew she needed to find out what could reduce the appearance of stretch marks and prevent them as soon as possible.

Romy started researching how different natural ingredients could help. What she found was that cocoa butter contained a high concentration of antioxidant compounds, including oleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid. Not only are these fatty acids good for internal use but they help to neutralize free radicals on our skin. She formulated her product with a blend of Vitamin E, and wheat germ oil.

Both contain antioxidants and vitamins A, D and B, which help to moisturize and prevent scarring.

Through her research Romy discovered that cocoa butter has a long list of benefits when used topically.

Cocoa Butter

How does cocoa butter help nourish your skin?

  • Prevents skin dryness, flaking and peeling
  • Reduces appearance of stretch marks
  • Heals chapped lips
  • Fights signs of aging
  • Soothes burns, rashes and skin infections
  • Makes a great shaving cream
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Softens scar tissue

You can use this homemade body butter on your skin, your hair or your cuticles. Just throw a bottle in your purse and take it with you wherever you go.

Romy created two Skin Candy formulas, each with pure essential oils carefully selected for their therapeutic properties.

The Chocolate Peppermint is great to ease headaches when rubbed on the temples. Try rubbing it on your belly for digestion. Click here to see step by step instructions on how to do an effective abdominal massage.

The Tangerine Dream helps you to relax. Rub some on your shoulders or the bottoms of your feet before bed to ease you into slumber.

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Eye Health and Cognitive Function Linked to Lutein levels

Lutein is a supplement that should be taken as levels start to decline. It promotes good cognitive health as well as eye health.

I recently read an important article linking Lutein and brain function on Dr. Andrew Weil’s site. 

Dr. Weil states that “new research suggests that the higher your lutein levels at midlife, the more likely it is that your brain will work like a younger person’s as you get older.”

The study was conducted on 60 adults between the ages of 25 and 45. Participants had the lutein levels in their eyes measured. Next, electrodes placed on the scalp measured neural activity in the brain while the participants performed a task testing attention.

Results showed that the older study participants with higher levels of lutein had neural responses that were more like younger participants.

Study leader Anne Walk, University of Illinois, noted that new findings suggest that cognitive decline can start earlier than expected and that some differences show up in the 30s. She adds that lutein seems to have a protective role in this decline.

“As people get older, they experience typical decline,” said Dr. Anne Walk, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“However, research has shown that this process can start earlier than expected. You can even start to see some differences in the 30s.”

Most studies examining the effects of lutein have looked at its effects on eye health. The University of Michigan Health System points to one trial that found that supplementing with 15 mg of lutein three times a week for one year significantly improved visual function in subjects suffering from cataracts. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reports that one trial study found that taking 10 mg a day resulted in improved vision in patients with macular degeneration.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of Lutein and find out which foods contain lutein.

Nordic Naturals PRO DHA EYEOne favorite supplement which we recommend to our clients is Nordic Naturals Pro DHA Eye. 

The fish oil in Pro DHA Eye provides an ideal delivery system for the lutein and zeaxanthin, and regular supplementation with Ultimate DHA Eye is a convenient way to achieve the combined benefits of these nutrients.

This formula contains 20 mg of Lutein.

Next time you need antibiotics try anti-fungals instead

anti-fungals instead of antibiotics

Try Anti-fungals Instead of Antibiotics

Unfortunately, antibiotics prescribed today have serious side effects that can take a long time for you to recover from. They wreak havoc on your gut when the good bacteria is wiped out along with the bad bacteria. The good news is that there are many natural anti-fungals that can help you fight bad bacteria and pathogens.

A few of the anti-fungals that we love are Oregano Oil, Berberis and Citracidal. It is well known that before the discovery of antibiotics, herbs were used to disinfect wounds and treat bacteria infections. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, practiced for 1000’s of years, relies heavily on the chemical compounds found in plants.

We love using anti-fungals along with probiotics to treat digestion symptoms which are caused by bad bacteria, overgrowth of yeast or even parasites. Here’s how these anti-fungals can help you without compromising your health down the road.

Oregano oil

Oregano oil protects you against both bacterial infections as well as viral infections. The antibacterial effects of oregano don’t eliminate all the good gut bacteria the way antibiotics do. Here’s how you can use this “natural antibiotic.”

  • Prevents Viral Infections
  • Eliminates intestinal worms when taken internally
  • Keeps away lice, bed bugs, mosquitoes, and fleas when applied externally
  • Eliminates candida yeast
  • Eliminates UTI’s
  • Treats toe nail fungus
  • Treats sinus infections and allergies

*Oregano essential oil can cause irritation of the skin and mucus membrane if taken in high concentration or dosages. Always dilute oregano oil if taken internally with juice or water. When applied to the skin mix with coconut oil or another carrier oil.

Citricidal Grapefruit Seed Extract

This extract is derived from the bitter seeds and cell membranes of a grapefruit. It’s been discovered that the extract is a powerful anti-fungal and has anti microbial properties as well against pathogens like E Coli and Salmonella. Read more of what this powerful little seed can do:

  • Fights pathogenic organisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses
  • Fights Candida
  • Kills Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs

Berberine

  • Prevents candida species from producing an enzyme called lipase which they use to help colonize in the gut
  • Treats bacterial diarrhea
  • Counteract effects of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and worms
  • Eradicates Chlamydia
  • Helps keep stools regular
  • Reduces bad LDL cholesterol
  • Helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • Treats eye infections

    Consider using anti-fungals if you are experiencing digestion symptoms that are not going away with probiotics. Even better, take a stool test and find out what’s going on in your gut. You might need anti-fungal therapy that will work together with your probiotics to restore the normal balance to your gut.

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