Health-E NEWS August 2009
My company this week is in it’s annual convention mode – thousands of folks from around the world are converging on the fair city of St Louis for days of learning, reconnecting and excitement.
With each convention comes the news of a new product. I can’t wait to tell you more.
Topic of the Month :: Allergies: The Nutritional Approach
Do you or anyone you know suffer from seasonal allergies? I want to help! Consider working with your allergies naturally! I approach allergies from these three perspectives:
1. Rebuilding the immune system
2. Reducing inflammation
3. Creating a non-toxic environment
The wellness company I represent is a leading nutritional company, with a 53 year history,based in science, research and products in “Harmony with Nature”.
Experience a difference, and you will, or your money back.
Certain nutrients benefit the immune system. When the body is in crisis, it is important to “feed” the immune system at the cellular level. Unfortunately we can’t do that with diet alone, supplementation is key. Our nutrients have been tested for absorption, and are bio-available. What that means is that they are absorbed into the blood stream.
We then add Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, and Vitamin E…these are nutrients that specifically support the immune system. This begins the rebuilding process. Vitamin C is very healing. Beta-Carotene is essential for the strength of mucousal membranes, a.k.a. your “inner skin”. Vitamin E has an affinity for oxygen. All of these are nutrients work together to protect against free radicals. Our company additionally offers a proprietary blend of nutrients that support the immune system all in one tablet and an advanced caratonoid product that replaces our former Beta-Carotene and includes 6 top carotonoids.
Naturopathic Physician Diane Petoskey says that allergies can be caused by an abnormal immune response or, surprisingly by poor digestion and a toxic lower intestine secondary to an overgrowth of Candida yeasts and pathogenic bacteria: she recommends friendly bacteria – to prevent antibiotic problems, enhance and improve immune function. Our pro/prebiotic guarantees live delivery of Bifidus and Acidophilus.
Secondly, those with allergies often experience inflammation. The “itis” of sinusitis, bronchitis and so on means inflammation of the sinus’s or bronchia. The medical drug approach to reducing inflammation is known for it’s many side affects. We have found that certain nutrients reduce inflammation naturally. Gamma Linolenic Acid is an essential fatty acid found in plant seed oils, such as evening primrose oil or borage seed. GLA has been found to control acute and chronic inflammation. Ours comes from borage seed oil which is 3 times more concentrated than GLA sourced from evening primrose oil. Omega 3’s are another natural anti-inflammatory sourced from fish oil. Vitamin C also reduces inflammation.
There are also herbs that benefit those who have allergies. It is important here to note the purity, potency and the quality control of our medicinal herbs. In this industry there is no federal regulation, recent studies have shared with us that there is often misrepresentation in the labeling in “health food store products”. Our products go through a complex and stringent raw materials check. Our products are manufactured at pharmaceutical grade, not because we have to, more because they choose to. They are tested again once they are manufactured for bioavailabilty. This rigor is unheard of in the industry. A few recommended herbs include: Garlic is a natural anti-bacterial, fungal, anti-viral substance. Alfalfa as a natural decongestant. Echinacea as an immune system booster and Gingko-bilobawhich assists circulation.
The final area we have had dramatic results with is cleaning up your personal environment. A person with allergies may be even more sensitive to toxins than others. There is no reason to use laundry or household products that could aggravate this condition. We have a complete line of environmentally safe, phosphate free cleaning and laundry products. Sometimes something as simple as shifting laundry products can reduce allergy symptoms.
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Karen Hanrahan ~ Wellness Educator/Nutritional Consultant/Blog Publisher
708.482.0678 ~ Websites: Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Green Clean