With the cold, wet weather we tend to have more colds and flu. During this time, I keep a couple of natural ingredients handy just to be on the safe side. One of my favorites is propolis.
Propolis is a resin or sap collected by the bees from trees, buds and flowers to use as a sealant for their cracks and crevices in the hives. Propolis essentially sterilizes the hive against contaminants. If a small creature such as a mouse or mole happens to work its way into the hive, the bees have no way to remove it from the…• • • • More • • • •
You’ve probably heard of iodine and may have wondered why you need it. The answer is: for just about everything. Unfortunately, iodine has been a sadly neglected mineral in our diets since the 1940s, and it was considered only necessary for preventing goiter.
But research shows that all tissues of the body require iodine. It’s pretty well known that iodine helps fuel the thyroid – our metabolism’s ‘gas pedal’, but it’s less widely reported that iodine also protects breast tissue and prostate cells, helps regulate hormones, and detoxifies dangerous iodine competitors like chlorine, bromide, and fluoride – all common chemicals…• • • • More • • • •
For those who can’t eat fruits and vegetables daily, the best supplements to provide the flavonoids found in fruits and vegetables are grape seed extract and curcumin. Studies throughout the world suggest positive benefits to prevent and reverse most of our current diseases today including cancer.
While drugs work on one pathway and the potential of disturbing many other pathways, natural substances like grape seed and curcumin work on multiple pathways as multiple levels of those pathways all simultaneously. Our current diseases today are not due to a lack of drugs but primarily due to a lack of fruits and…• • • • More • • • •
In Germany, clinical studies have proven that a combination of eucalyptus oil and oil of myrtle can relieve congestion of sinuses without any side effects. The studies have been significant with multi-centered clinical research with a wide range of patients.
Sinusitis affects 30 to 40 million Americans annually. The drugs to treat sinusitis can cause drowsiness, dry throat and mouth, burning, stinging, sneezing and reoccurrence of congestion. Eucalyptus and myrtle are safe, non-toxic, and have no known side effects. You can treat sinus infection, sinus congestion, and inflammation with eucalyptus and myrtle.• • • • More • • • •
The botanicals I have researched are like my children. The more you understand them, the more you appreciate and love them.
And how can you love one more than the other? From my research, I have come to depend on and love 5 highly studied plant extracts.
My favorite plant extracts are Curcumin, French Grape seed extract, Boswellia, Andrographis, and Propolis.
But for now, to keep this tip short, let’s talk about Andrographis, a sure treatment for cold and flu, any kind of infection, especially upper respiratory tract, kidney, and bladder infection.
And when it comes to liver health, you…• • • • More • • • •
Bladder problems occur frequently in women, and it has been estimated that the majority of women will experience bladder discomfort at least once in their lifetime. Men complain of getting up frequently through the night to attempt to empty their bladder and are not always successful.
Whether it’s women with bladder problems or men with prostate problems, the bottom line is to fix the bladder problem. Based on recent research, Angelica archangelica can strengthen the bladder in both men and women, and increase capacity and volume of the bladder. This form of Angelica is different from Angelica sinensis, commonly called…• • • • More • • • •
A large percentage of American women and a smaller percentage of men are taking prescription medication to improve the underactivity of the thyroid otherwise known as hypothyroidism. The real cause of hypothyroidism is a lack of iodine. Iodine, along with an amino acid L-tyrosine, are required to produce the thyroid hormone, thyroxine. There is no way to have a normal thyroid function without iodine. A simple blood test does not provide the answer as to whether or not the thyroid is functioning normally. BBT (body basal temperature) is probably more accurate to determine thyroid function. You can learn more about…• • • • More • • • •
Several herbs have been proven to be effective in lowering blood pressure as effectively as blood pressure medication. The three most commonly studied herbs are olive leaf extract, hibiscus and grape seed extract. All could be used together or a choice of one or two for a trial of lowering blood pressure. The clinically studied dosage of grape seed extract to lower blood pressure was 150 mg twice a day. It would require a trial of at least three months.
On the more positive side, there are no side effects using these plant extracts. In some cases, diuretics are prescribed…• • • • More • • • •
Glutathione is the Master Antioxidant Providing Protection for Every Cell in the Body. It is so important that it’s not left to chance that it could be supplied to our body from an outside source. It is manufactured in the liver through a process of a combination of amino acids.
For reasons unexplained and unknown, our glutathione levels can drop significantly low. It is at that stage that the aging process, filled with a variety of diseases, starts to escalate. There is a YouTube which shows Dr. David Perlmutter working with a Parkinson’s patient who can barely walk and talk…• • • • More • • • •
Comfrey is an age old herb that has been used for thousands of years, and a major healing plant during revolutions and wars to heal trauma, pain, and wounds. It was the number one herb in most medicine chests and recommended by herbalists until recently when it was discovered to contain alkaloids that could cause liver damage. It looked like we were losing one of our most valuable herbs for eliminating pain, trauma, sprains, arthritis pain, wounds, abrasions, cuts, bruises, burns and whatever seems to ail you. The FDA encouraged companies in the U.S. to voluntarily ban the use of…• • • • More • • • •
It has an ability to restore healthy function to arteries and veins, more effective than any drug developed to this date. Over time it can restructure a healthy lining to the arteries and reduce any inflammatory processes. It restores the elasticity and flexibility to the arteries reducing stiffness and inflexibility to the arteries, which can be an aid to lowering blood pressure. Mesoglycan can also reduce the thickening of the endothelium, which is responsible for reducing the inner diameter of the artery that requires the heart to work harder to push the blood through.
A healthy artery can deliver more…• • • • More • • • •
80% of all headaches are caused by fatigue and stress. Many nutrients such as curcumin, boswellia, vitamin B6 (P-5-P), and magnesium can have a very effective benefit in preventing and relieving headaches. There are no side effects to this combination so you can safely and effectively expect great results. An excellent combination and safe for children over the age of 12.• • • • More • • • •
A lack of sleep is as destructive to the body as smoking. Everyone should enjoy good, sound sleep at least 8 to 9 hours a night. However, most of the drugs that are prescribed to induce sleep have too many side effects that lower the benefits of their use.
A new European formulation of plant oils to induce a sound sleep is now available in the U.S. These four plants are mandarin orange, lavender, lemon balm, and ravensara. These plant oils are available in softgels. Taking 1 or 2 softgels before bedtime will reduce the stress of the day and…• • • • More • • • •
Anyone who has followed my lectures or radio shows knows how I respect the virtues of curcumin. I also have a deep respect for a tannin-free, high absorption Grape seed extract (OPC). Curcumin does affect thousands of pathways in the body versus a drug that affects only one pathway in the body at a time. That’s why curcumin can virtually treat every health condition imaginable. With that being said, Grape seed is the other half of a dynamic duo that can improve your health.
For several years in the 1990’s, Grape seed extract was considered the curcumin of the 1990…• • • • More • • • •
In a one year study, the equivalent of two dosages of 600 mg of Pomegranate seed oil and extract reduced the thickening of the endothelium (the inner lining of the artery) by 35% in one year, therefore, increasing circulation of blood and oxygen to the heart and brain. I’m not aware of any drug that has this ability to open up the arteries. The group of subjects in the study who were not on Pomegranate seed oil and extract had an additional 9% thickening of the endothelium.
Rather than using a drug to open up the arteries, which is not…• • • • More • • • •
In the 1900s, the average consumption of sugar was 10 pounds per person annually. In 1986, the FDA found no reason to put a warning out on sugar as the average consumption per person annually was 40 pounds. 25 years later it has skyrocketed to approximately 250 pounds of sugar per person annually. High fructose corn syrup also adds another 67 pounds of sugary syrup to the 250 pounds of refined sugar.
The development of high fructose corn syrup being added to a number of different foods and the increased consumption of sugared soft drinks is responsible for this increase of…• • • • More • • • •
The most beneficial, natural dietary food supplement for heart health is grape seed extract. It can lower blood pressure, prevent plaque formation in the arteries and keep blood vessels from becoming stiff and inflexible. In middle aged women, grape seed extract reduced blood pressure and increased muscle mass while reducing body fat as well as relieving menopause hot flash symptoms.
In a human study with high blood pressure, 93% of those taking grape seed extract saw their blood pressure return to normal levels. It may take up to three months to regulate the blood pressure. In people with elevated cholesterol,…• • • • More • • • •
Strontium can have a tremendous effect in positively changing bone health and bone density. In fact, it can fight and possibly even prevent osteoporosis. My good friend, Dr. Jonathan Wright, observed significant improvement in the bone density of his patients who used strontium citrate, which of the several forms available, is the most easily absorbed by the body.
The results of a three year randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study using 2 grams strontium daily were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and were impressive: women suffering from osteoporosis experienced a 41% reduction in risk of a vertebral fracture…• • • • More • • • •
Your heart is a muscle. It needs calcium in order to contract. Did you know that calcium levels in your heart muscle cells increase 10 times every time your heart beats?
What does this have to do with vitamin D? Vitamin D increases calcium absorption in the intestines. In fact, you could not absorb calcium at all without vitamin D! Many experts recommend 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily.• • • • More • • • •