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Intestinal Repair Capsules to the Rescue

Do you sometimes experience discomfort in your tummy and you don’t know why?

Perhaps you try and relate it to something you’ve eaten? Maybe you ‘over’ ate, partied hard or are under a lot of stress …. could be many reasons but you don’t really know what it’s all about and what’s worse is that it doesn’t go away as quickly as you expected.

Intestinal Repair Caps BiogenesisThat’s when Intestinal Repair Capsules are the perfect answer to help get rid of your symptoms, no matter what caused the sudden symptoms you experience.

Why?

When you look at the ingredients in this great formula you can tell why.

To start with it has 2000 IUs of Vitamin A Palmitate, the one that is absorbed better by the body and known to help nausea and diarrhea and 100 IUs of Vitamin E Succinate. This type of Vitamin E is a form of vitamin E that contains a chemical alpha-tocopheryl known to have antioxidant effects that can help counteract any harmful toxins you may have been exposed to.
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Then there’s Glutamine, which is an amino acid used as fuel by the cells that line the intestines to keep them healthy. It has been shown to heal Leaky Gut. Glutamine levels can be depleted when the body is under prolonged stress leaving you vulnerable to Leaky Gut.

In addition to Glutamine this product has other standout ingredients such as:

N-acetyl glucosamine
It helps to heal the tight junctions in the gut. These are the spaces between the intestinal cells. The health of these cells is crucial. When they are not functioning healthy, food particles can leak out of the intestines and get into the blood stream. This is toxic to our systems and know as Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Quercitin
A very potent antioxidant. Antioxidants fight against free radicals which are the chemically reactive compounds that damage cell membranes and DNA and also cause cell death. It helps to lessen the effects of oxidative stress on the body. Oxidative stress takes place in all of us but is increased by things like a poor diet, high levels of stress, a lack of sleep and exposure to chemical toxins.

Cat’s Claw
Helps reduce pain and inflammation. Dr Axe says that cat’s claw is one of the best antiviral herbs to boost the immune system and fight infection. It’s used to treat many digestive disorders like colitis, diverticulitis, gastritis, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers and leaky gut.

Okra
High in fiber, vitamin C and folate and also helps with pain related to inflammation. 

Glucosamine
Has a role in healing the gut because it forms a major part of the mucosal layer in the GI tract. It works to help heal inflamed, damaged soft tissues of the gut.

Zinc Glycinate
Helps to promote healing and strengthen the immune system. It promotes a feeling of well being and reduces stress.

If your symptoms are persistent or if you suspect you have Leaky Gut Syndrome, you can always take the easy to administer Genova Lab Intestinal Permeability home urine test to find out more.

Guide to Happiness

A Guide to Happiness – Self Help Book by Alan Shein

Notes from the Author:

A Guide to Happiness book by Alan Shein

A Guide to Happiness book by Alan Shein

People from all walks of life see me to help resolve their anxieties, stress, fears, lack of confidence and many other issues. When I advised my clients that in addition to our sessions to also read Self-Help and Motivational books, the majority of them kept telling me that they wished there was a Self-Help and Motivational book that got to the point from the very beginning and that offered easy to find tools and techniques that addressed their specific issues, instead of theory about problems they may not be currently facing.

I took note of what they said and to fulfill their request wrote “A Guide to Happiness.”
To me this is more than a book, it’s a mission. I have seen so many clients transform their lives using the tools and techniques described in the book that it is incumbent on me to share them with a broad audience.

One of the many aspects I address in ‘A Guide to Happiness’ as a way to increased happiness is tranquility.

Resolving of a majority of our personal situations and attainment of happiness is often facilitated and accelerated by having a tranquil frame of mind. Sometimes, life throws curved balls and challenges at us. However, if you catch them with tranquility, you are more likely to respond in a clear and logical manner. A state of tranquility will keep you in control and in the present or as it is also referred to, ‘the now’.

Alan Shein - author of 'A Guide to Happiness'

Alan Shein – author of ‘A Guide to Happiness’

When in a tranquil and relaxed state, there is far less tendency to over-react or say something that you will later regret. Equally important, when in this frame of mind, you are being kind to your body This happens because tranquility causes a reduction of the stress hormone, cortisol, from flooding into your body and harming your immune system.

Feeling tranquil and relaxed frees you to enjoy increased well-being, happiness and optimism. This state also tends to reduce physical stress and tension which can cause all sorts of mental, emotional and physical problems.

Practicing the quick techniques and tools offered in ‘A Guide to Happiness’ will help you be on your way to experiencing a life filled with a heightened sense of peace and serenity. When those curve balls come out of nowhere, you will be better prepared to catch them.

Tranquility makes for an easier and happier day.

Happiness isn’t a luxury: it is a necessity for each and every person.

Alan Shein was recently featured at the Health Living Festival in San Diego April 3rd, 2016

Alan Shein
Author “A Guide to Happiness”

Take it from a Doctor: Four Surprising Ways to Treat Crohn’s Disease

Surprising Ways to Treat Crohn's Disease

Living with Crohn’s disease or other inflammatory bowel diseases can be stressful. Add in work, doctor’s appointments, and not feeling well, and it’s a recipe for disaster.

When the body is stressed, blood is shunted away from your midsection and moves peripherally, to your arms and legs. This leads to decreased oxygenation of the gut and decreased metabolism. Stress also unleashes an army of hormones, which can lead to a flare in bowel symptoms. While you can’t eliminate all stress, you can change your habits to reduce its effects on a daily basis.

Here are four surprising ways to treat Crohns Disease by managing stress:

 

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Adios, Anxiety: How Your Stomach Bacteria Can Affect Your Brain

Adios Anxiety: How Stomach Bacteria Affects The Mind

Feeling stressed at work? How’s your stomach?

It may sound like a strange question, but believe it or not, the bacteria in your gut is emerging as a huge player in the way your body reacts to stress and other mental ailments. The groundbreaking Human Microbiome Project has given scientists new insight into the way your stomach bacteria can affect your brain functions.

It turns out your stomach could have more to do with your battles with depression than you might think. In fact, those diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder often have Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and reduced GI function, not to mention lowered good fatty acids. A good probiotic could be a big part of a comprehensive solution.

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Magnesium Prevents Headaches, Heart Disease & More

I was delighted to read this article in Bottom Line-Volume 35, by Dr. Dennis Goodman M.D. who actually used to practice in San Diego and Pam knows him well. In fact,  Dr Goodman used to refer some of his patients in San Diego who suffered with hypertension to her for stress management.

Dr Goodman was delighted to have us share this information about Magnesium with you on our blog.

The title of his article is “This Mineral Prevents Headaches, Heart Disease, More…But 80% of Us Don’t Get Enough”

He writes that at least 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium and its a serious problem because low magnesium has been linked to heart disease, stroke, hypertension and other chronic conditions, including headaches and depression.

Magnesium used to be plentiful in fruits, vegetables and grains, but decades of industrial-scale farming have stripped the soil of minerals. One study found that the nutrient content of crops has declined by as much as 40% since the 1950’s. It now is almost impossible to get adequate amounts of magnesium from food.
What you need to know about magnesium now…

DANGEROUS DEFICIENCY
Magnesium is an essential component in many of your body’s metabolic processes and involved in about 350 enzyme systems.

What happens when you don’t get enough magnesium?
More heart disease. Studies have shown that people with low levels of magnesium are more likely to die from heart disease than those with normal levels. The heart requires large amounts of magnesium to generate the energy needed to function normally. Heart cells that are deprived of energy begin to deteriorate. This can lead to inflammation, a known risk factor for heart disease.

A study published in American Heart Journal found that the risk for sudden death from heart disease was higher in areas of the country with low levels of magnesium in the water. Researchers found that the people who died tended to have lower-than expected amounts of magnesium in their heart cells.

Higher blood pressure. If you have hypertension, you might be taking a calcium-channel blocker, one of the medications that lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. Magnesium has a similar effect. It slows the passage of calcium into cells and can lower blood pressure by about 10 points. People with low levels of magnesium tend to have higher blood pressure than those who have higher levels.

Diabetes. Research has shown that about 90% of people with diabetes are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium deficiency also has been linked to diabetes symptoms and complications, including diabetic retinopathy (damage to the blood vessels in the retina), hypertension and insulin resistance (a decline in the body’s ability to respond to insulin).

Headaches. The same blood vessel changes that increase the risk for hypertension also can lead to headaches. It’s estimated that a majority of tension headaches are partly due to low magnesium.

The same is true of migraines. If you don’t get enough magnesium, the blood vessels in the brain may expand and contract more than they should. This can lead to pain and other migraine symptoms. Personal story: I suffered terrible migraines for much of my life. I got relief only when I started taking extra magnesium.

Depression. Magnesium isn’t the only factor involved in mood disorders, but it’s more important than you might think. Low levels of magnesium cause a buildup of calcium and glutamate, which then overstimulate the N-methylD-aspartate (NMDA) brain receptor. Excessive stimulation of this receptor can lead to anxiety as well as depression.

WHO’S AT RISK?
If you have a lot of stress in your life or if you’re taking calcium supplements, assume that you need more magnesium.
Calcium is an important mineral for bone health. What people don’t realize—and doctors rarely mention—is that high doses of calcium prevent magnesium from being absorbed. If you’re supplementing with calcium, you have to get more magnesium.

The ideal ratio of calcium-to-magnesium intake is 1:1. For example, most people who take a daily 500-milligram (mg) calcium supplement also should take an equal amount of magnesium. But if you take very high doses of calcium, limit magnesium to 1,000 mg—more can cause diarrhea (and cut back if 1,000 mg causes problems).

Important: Patients with kidney disease should never take a magnesium supplement without checking with their doctor.

Stress is another leading risk factor. If you have a lot of stress in your life, your body overproduces cortisol and other stress hormones. These hormones deplete magnesium from the body. Low magnesium also can cause stress by sapping your energy.

SUPPLEMENT SAFELY
Because a majority of Americans don’t get enough magnesium from their diets, it makes sense to take a daily supplement, but always check with your doctor before taking any supplements.

If you decide to get your magnesium level checked, ask your doctor for a magnesium red blood cell (RBCMg) test. It measures the magnesium that is inside cells. It’s a more accurate measure of magnesium than the standard serum magnesium test. An optimal RBC-Mg level is more than 5.5 mg/dL.

The test isn’t essential. If you generally are healthy, you can’t go wrong with extra magnesium. The Institute of Medicine advises women 31 years old and older to get 320 mg of magnesium daily. For men, the recommended amount is 420 mg. These are conservative estimates based on your minimal needs.
What I recommend…
Multiply your weight in pounds by 3 mg to determine the optimal dose. Example: A 140-pound woman would take 420 mg of magnesium. During times of stress, when your need for magnesium is higher, multiply your weight by five instead of three. Keep taking the higher dose until things calm down again. You will start to feel the benefits within a few days.

When you’re shopping for supplements, look for products that end with “ate”
—magnesium glycinate, taurate, malate, etc. These forms are readily absorbed into the bloodstream and less likely to cause diarrhea.

Bottom Line/Personal interviewed Dennis Goodman, MD, board-certified cardiologist, clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University School of medicine and Director of Integrative medicine at New York Medical Associates, both in New York City.
His research interests include the prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He is author of Magnificent magnesium: Your Essential Key to a Healthy Heart and More (Square One).

Dennis Goodman,MD
New York University School of Medicine
web: Dennis GoodmanMD.com

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Sheryl Cohen January 13, 2017