Toxins and Autoimmune Conditions

Autoimmune diseases affect more than twice as many people as cancer: In America, it's about 23.5 million! The immune system's job is to protect us all of the time, and to do this it has to decide whether a substance it comes across is safe or is a foreign substance that needs to be attacked. Today, there are just too many chemicals and pollutants in the world around us. Toxins and other triggers can overload the immune system, leading it to make mistakes as an autoimmune disease, when it attacks the body's own healthy cells.  There is now a growing body of evidence that  is linking toxins with Type 2 diabetes. Are you concerned...spring is one of the best times of the year to detoxify...stop in and let us get you started.

What about Zinc?

Zinc, like magnesium, is a powerful anti-inflammatory mineral, although it is known primarily for its role in improving the function and performance of the immune system. Zinc becomes more important as we age, since immune dysfunction and inflammation become more pronounced and problematic the older we get. Most Americans are low in our minerals...hence...we have heart disease, high cholesterol (both caused by inflammation), Restless Legs Syndrome and Immune System problems (Autoimmune diseases) and the list goes on. Need some good minerals to help recharge your system and reduce disease...Don't forget to stop by...you will see a difference in 1 bottle!

There's Gold in them thar Hills!

Curcumin, the bioactive extract from the golden colored spice turmeric, has been linked to a host of health benefits including protection against heart disease, arthritis, various cancers, and cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. By blocking certain cell receptors responsible for the development and progression of prostate cancer, curcumin was shown to reduce prostate tumor growth. Because it is hard to absorb, it's important to get a good quality Curcumin...we have several highly absorbed brands in stock...stop in.

Ulcer Drugs Linked to Hip Fractures

A staggering 113.4 million prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Prilosec and Nexium are filled each year for the treatment of ulcers, heartburn and gastric reflux symptoms. Stomach acid is required for calcium absorption in the small intestine. No stomach acid decreases bone mineral density making weaker bones. Women taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had a 50% increased risk of hip fracture compared with women not taking the medication. Are your bones getting weaker...stop in for a natural alternative to PPIs and reverse your bone loss starting today!

Is All Fat the Same??

Until now it has been thought that the fat under the skin (subcutaneous) was the harmless kind of fat and the real dangerous one was the visceral fat. Studies have shown that excess visceral fat triggers production of pro-inflammatory hormone-like chemicals. These chemicals have been linked with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, increased waist girth, hypertension and low levels of HDL or protective cholesterol. New studies are showing subcutaneous fat contributes to the progression of Metabolic Syndrome and the increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. It appears all fat increases inflammation and therefore increased disease risks.

CoQ10 Studied for Brain Health

Recently published research indicates that Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) reduces oxidative stress and plaque in the brain, which has an impact on mental function. CoQ10 is an antioxidant that is required for the synthesis of cellular energy, supports nerve cell communication and a youthful brain. This amazing coenzyme also helps in Alzheimer, Parkinson and Huntington's diseases of the brain. Add blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes to the list of what it helps and you understand why I take a special form of CoQ10 every day. Remember NOT ALL CoQ10's created equal. Stop in and see us!

DHEA Studied for Weight Management

DHEA is a steroid hormone produced primarily by the adrenal glands and is a precursor to other steroid hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. DHEA is known to decline with aging. In this study, researchers asked 61 overweight pre- and postmenopausal women to take 100 mg DHEA or a placebo daily for three months. The women were assessed for measurements such as body weight and waist-hip ratio at the start and end of the study. Women supplemented with DHEA experienced a reduction in body weight and a reduction in waist-hip ratio. Coach Maurer has an enhanced DHEA product called 7-Keto Lean which is almost 3 times more effective on weight loss.

Magnesium Supports Healthy Blood Pressure

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), over 65 percent of the population 19 years old and over has inadequate intake of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency has been associated with numerous diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In the United States, 73.6 million people, or approximately one in three people, have high blood pressure. Magnesium works on blood pressure like the drugs Norvasc, Procardia and Cardiezm but without the side effects. If you are interested in seeing what "miraculous" magnesium can do for you...stop in!

A Natural Ativan/Xanax NOW Available

It's better than Kava, better than conventional prescription medicines and you only take one a day. This exclusive lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil is indicated for occasional anxiety and has been shown to promote relaxation and calm nervousness with safety and efficacy, as shown in a controlled trial against lorazepam (Ativan). Our special lavender oil offers relief without the side effects commonly seen in other options. Taken just once a day, this gentle, yet powerful, essential oil is non-habit-forming and well-tolerated. Stop by and let us calm you down with lavender!

Probiotics Support Respiratory Tract Health

A recently published analysis reports that probiotics play a role in the health of the upper respiratory tract. Probiotics, as beneficial bacteria in the intestines, help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria, aid in digestion, and may influence immune function. There are over 400 strains of bacteria that reside in the human digestive tract. The studies showed that probiotics improved respiratory tract function compared to placebo. Respiratory/Lung problems were reduced 42 to 47 percent in the group taking probiotics. We also use probiotics to prevent ear infections in children. Stop in and check out our NON-drugstore probiotics.