January 2012
Pamela Nathan

Happy New Year to All!

Let's start the year focusing on health and well being. Take care of colds & flu the moment you feel it coming. Garden of Life's Immune Balance Products are an excellent choice to nip it in the bud. See our specials for this month that help you fight the cold & flu.

Help Fight Flu with Brewer's Yeast

What is Brewer's Yeast?

Supplement Forms/Alternate Names:
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (found in Garden of Life's Immune Balnce Daily Formula); Dried Yeast Fermentate; Faex; Faex Medicinalis; Levure De Biere; Medicinal Yeast; Saccharomyces boulardii

Principal Proposed Uses:
Protein Supplement; Treatment for Various Forms of Diarrhea, including Traveler's Diarrhea, Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea, and Acute Diarrhea

Other Proposed Uses:
Cold and Flu (Prevention);  Energy and Immune Support; High Cholesterol; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Weight Loss; Brewer's yeast, also known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is commonly used in baking and the fermentation of beer; hence, the common name.

Brewer's yeast is rich in nutrients like chromium, B vitamins, protein, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. It is the byproduct of beer brewing and can be grown on hops. Hops are the dried flowers that give beer its bitter taste. The yeast is separated from the beer after fermentation and processed. Aside from hops, the yeast can also be cultivated on other plants, like sugar beets.

Brewer's yeast, along with its close cousin Saccharomyces boulardii, is considered a probiotic. Probiotics are foods or dietary supplements that contain organisms, like bacteria or yeast, which provide health benefits for humans. Along with brewer's yeast, another example of a probiotic is yogurt with live and active bacteria cultures. Read more

Probiotics in Clinical Practice: An Update

Taylor Wallace & fellow researchers have written an article the was published in the journal for American Society for Nutrition reviews in July 2011. It is a very helpful in bringing practitioners up to date as to the evidence-based use of probiotics, particularly with respect to their potential application in clinical practice.

As an overview, they talk about how the human large intestine houses more than 1,000 different types of bacteria, known as microflora. Studies in recent years have shown that supplementation with health-promoting strains of bacteria can exert beneficial effects in terms of preventing certain ailments and helping to better manage others.

Metabolic Effects of Probiotics and the Gut Microflora Bacteria within the gut microflora degrade and/or ferment various substrates including starches, soluble dietary fibers, and other carbohydrate sources available in lower concentrations (oligosaccharides and portions of non-absorbable sugars and sugar alcohols). Proteins and amino acids can be effective growth substrates for colonic bacteria. The same is true for bacterial secretions, lysis products, sloughed epithelial cells, and mucins.

A wide range of bacterial enzymes degrade these materials into various intermediates, which are then fermented into organic acids, histamine, carbon dioxide, and other neutral, acidic, and basic end products. Read more

Omega-3 Benefits Include Cutting Cancer and Dementia Risk

New research reveals that the essential fatty acid found in oily fish, omega-3, can slow down the growth of prostate cancer & prevent dementia developing later on in life.

Scientists in the US tested prostate tissue samples taken from men that had prostate cancer. Some of the men were put on a Western diet, with high levels of omega-6 fatty acids and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The other men were put on a low fat diet supplemented by five grams of fish oil per day.

The scientists tested blood samples before & after the diet commenced. Published in journal Cancer Prevention Research, the results showed that four to six weeks on a low fat diet with fish oil supplements could slow the growth of prostate cancer. The men on the Western diet without fish oil supplements did not experience the same effect. Read more

Genes 'Linked to Multiple Diseases'

Scientists in Edinburgh have discovered that single genes can be linked to multiple diseases such as heart conditions & cancer.

The Edinburgh University research suggested that one in five genes were linked to more than one disease. The study found that genes responsible for Crohn's disease were linked with other conditions.They included prostate & breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, obesity & high cholesterol.

The researchers said people who carry particular genes - including some responsible for heart disease, Parkinson's disease & some cancers - could be at risk of developing other health problems. Read more

Did You Know???

  • Fiber helps you live longer
    In a recent study, researchers followed more than 388,000 volunteers, ages 50 to 71, and found that men and women who consumed the most fiber were 24% to 59% less likely to die from infections, heart disease or respiratory illness than those who did not consume fiber.
    Possible Reason: Fiber may steady blood sugar, lower blood lipids & control inflammation.
    Recommended: 21-25 grams of fiber daily for women and 30-38 grams for men from naturally occuring plant-based sources, such as grains, legumes, vegetables & fruits. Commercially made foods that are fortified with fiber were not studied.
  • By the Numbers
    - 45% of U.S. employers offer wellness programs
    - 72% of companies with 500 or more employees offer wellness programs
    - $3 is the amount a company saves in employee productivity & retention for every $1 invested in a wellness plan
    - $310 billion is the amount businesses lose in productivity & health care costs from tobacco use, obesity & chronic illnesses
  • Cursive handwriting may be nearly obsolete in 50 years?
    It is no longer being taught at some schools in the U.S. because typing is so much more popular now.
  • A little exercise helps the heart alot
    Exercising for just 10-15 minutes a day (a total of 75 minutes a week) reduces risk for coronary artery disease- the leading cause of death in the US. But, American College of Sports medicine still recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week for heart health.
  • White Fleshed Fruits and Vegetables may Protect Against Stroke
    The more apples, bananas, cauliflower, cucumbers, pears and other white fleshed produce people ate, the more their stroke risk was reduced-by up to 52%. Other fruits and vegetables did not affect stroke risk, but they have health benefits as well.

January 2012 Specials

Buy ONE, get ONE FREE on Garden of Life's Kids DHA Oceans Chewables 120 softgels and
on any of the Garden of Life's Immune Balance Products listed in this newsletter.

What's New:


Buy ONE Get

Garden of Life Immune Balance Daily 30 Caps

Multidimensional Support for a Balanced Immune System:
- 30 Caps: Use Coupon Code CPN0112
- 60 caps: Use Coupon Code CPN0212
- 120 caps: Use Coupon Code CPN0312

Garden of Life Immune Balance Gluten FREEze 90 Caps

IMMUNE BALANCE GLUTEN FREEze 90 Caps Multidimensional Immune and Digestive Support
Use Coupon Code CPN0412

Garden of Life Immune Balance Rapid 30 Caps


Multidimensional Support
at the Onset:

- 30 Caps: Use Coupon Code CPN0512
- 60 Caps:
Use Coupon Code CPN0612

Garden of Life Immune Balance Rapid Extra Strength 60 Lozenges

60 Lozenges

Multidimensional Ingredients
to Support your Body's
Immune System

Use Coupon Code CPN0712

Garden of Life Immune Balance Sinus 30 Caps

SINUS 30 Caps

Multidimensional Support
for Seasonal Sinus

Use Coupon Code CPN0812

Garden of Life Immune Balance Yeast FREEze 60 Caps

YEAST FREEze 60 Caps

Multidimensional Support
for a Balanced, Healthy Digestive Tract

Use Coupon Code CPN0912

Garden of Life Kids DHA Oceans Chewables 120 softgels

CHEWABLES 120 softgels

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