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Does Mercury Toxicity Cause Hypertension

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Dec 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Hypertension and Mercury Toxicity
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

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Topics: supplements, detox, blood pressure

Supplements Good for Detox

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Dec 10, 2014 5:23:00 PM

Dietary Supplements to Support & Promote the Process
By Gene Bruno, MS, MHS

In her 1962 groundbreaking book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson wrote: “For the first time in the history of the world every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.” Of course humans have always been exposed to potentially harmful chemicals from plants and other sources, but Rachel Carson’s point is well taken. Modern living exposes all of us to an unprecedented number of chemicals on a daily basis. This includes environmental toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, industrial compounds and chemical byproducts, medications, cosmetic additives, inorganic chemicals, etc. These chemical substances which are foreign to the biological system are referred to as “xenobiotics.”

The good news is that the body was designed to detoxify and excrete xenobiotics. The bad news is our bodies may not always be equipped to handle the volume of modern, environmental pollutants and toxic substances. This problem may be exacerbated by the fact that the refining of many of our foodstuffs has caused them to provide considerably less of the nutrients that are essential to the detoxification process.1 2

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Topics: amino acids, supplements, botanicals, detox, liver health

Supplement of the week: Designs for Health 7-Keto 60 capsules

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Dec 9, 2014 5:55:00 PM

Quick Overview

7-Keto® is a registered trade name for the compound 3-acetyl-7- oxo DHEA, a stabilized form of 7-oxo DHEA. Once ingested, acetyl-7-oxo DHEA is cleaved to 7-oxo DHEA, a DHEA metabolite naturally found in the body. Although 7-oxo DHEA is similar to DHEA, it does not convert into estrogenic or androgenic hormones.

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Topics: alcohol, supplements, weight loss, hormones, depression

The Natural Appetite Suppressant CCK

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Dec 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Natural Appetite Suppressant
By Gene Bruno, MS, MHS – Dean of Academics, Huntington College of Health Sciences

Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a very interesting neuropeptide that has a great benefit to anyone who is trying to lose weight. CCK is produced by special cells in the intestinal wall in response to a meal that contains some fat. Basically, it causes bile and pancreatic enzymes to be released for fat digestion. Besides helping fat digestion, research has demonstrated that CCK also causes a reduction in food intake in several species, including humans.1 In other words, it helps you to control your appetite; clearly an advantage if your trying to eat less and reduce body fat.

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Topics: supplements, weight loss, neurotransmitters, gallbladder health

Dietary Supplements for Depression and It's Treatment

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Dec 5, 2014 9:30:00 AM

A Role for Dietary Supplements in It’s Treatment
By Gene Bruno, MS, MHS

Are you depressed? If so, you’re not the only one. In fact, approximately 20.9 million American adults have a mood disorder, and approximately 14.8 million experience major depressions1; the primary cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15- 44.2 Another 3.3 million Americans suffer from chronic, mild depression.3

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Topics: brain, supplements, botanicals, depression

Supplement of the week: Design for Health NeuroCalm

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Dec 4, 2014 5:12:00 PM

Quick Overview

NeuroCalm™ is designed to promote activity of GABA and serotonin, which may help support healthy mood, cravings, and feelings of calm, satiety, and satisfaction.* NeuroCalm™ contains PharmaGABA™, a form of GABA naturally manufactured via a fermentation process, which is considered more effective than chemically produced synthetic forms. Support for the production of calming neurotransmitters is also provided by L-theanine and taurine.
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Topics: supplements, B Vitamins, depression, neurotransmitters, anxiety

Herbal Relief for Colds, Flu and Sinusitis

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Nov 28, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Colds, Flu & Sinusitis: Herbal Relief

By Gene Bruno, MHS, RH(AHG)

Cold, influenza (flu) and sinusitis are three common upper respiratory conditions that affect a great many people. Besides being upper respiratory infections, they also have in common that three herbs (Andrographis, Eleuthero and Echinacea) have been shown to be effective in their treatment. This article will discuss the research associated with these herbs on the aforementioned conditions. First, however, let’s have a brief review of the conditions

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Topics: cold, flu, sinusitis, supplements, medicinal herbs

Supplement of the week: Designs for Health GI Revive

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Nov 24, 2014 2:05:00 PM

Quick Overview

GI Revive™ offers comprehensive support for optimum gastrointestinal health and function. The lining of the gut must have proper permeability and integrity so it can not only absorb nutrients, but also to prevent toxins, allergens and microbes from gaining access to the blood stream. Maintaining gut health is the key to maintaining overall wellness.

GI Revive™ is available in capsules and powder. The powder, which is sweetened with xylitol, can be mixed into any beverage or functional food powder and used as part of a health program for achieving optimal GI health and regularity.

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Topics: cats claw, supplements, vitamins

Health Benefits of Cat's Claw Plant

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Nov 24, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)  
By Art Presser, PharmD - President, Huntington College of Health Sciences

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Topics: blood nutrition, cancer, supplements, diabetes, leaky gut, depression

The Best Test for Mineral Deficiencies

Posted by Francisco Rivas on Nov 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Best Test for Mineral Deficiencies
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

The RBC Erthrocyte Blood Test can determine if you have mineral imbalances or toxic metal poisoning.

Essential minerals are necessary for life, assisting in the production of energy and other important biochemical processes.

Mineral insufficiencies, excesses, or imbalances can lead to illness.

Toxic elements, such as mercury or cadmium, may accumulate in the body due to chronic exposure and may lead to illness at very small amounts.

Some elements, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, become toxic when too many sneak into the body.

This can lead to chronic symptoms, both physical and mental. These minerals are required for the body's structural tissues and for metabolic functions, particularly enzyme reactions. However, deficiencies or imbalances among elements can lead to problems.

For Example:

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Topics: lab tests, mineral deficiencies, minerals