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Winter is Coming… Give Your Immune System a Boost!

November 9, 2010

Flavonoids are potent antioxidants that protect the body and fight silent inflammation – the leading cause of many chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia and others. Flavonoid-rich foods include vegetables, tea, red wine and dark chocolate.

There are more than 5,000 flavonoids, but one of the most powerful is Quercetin. It’s one of nature’s best immune boosters and antihistamines – and among the most abundant flavonoids found in food.

Quercetin fights free radicals that can damage cells. But what really makes quercetin unique is that it protects you in three ways. It’s contains antioxidant, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory power. It stops your body from boosting histamine levels when you get sick, which can reduce symptoms like a stuffy nose, congestion and more.

One recent study by The American Journal of Physiology found that quercetin can protect against the flu for immune systems under stress. Another study put Quercetin’s healing powers to the test against the common cold, when University of Michigan researchers tested Quercetin on cells infected with the rhinovirus. Quercetin stopped the virus from replicating and prevented excess inflammation.

In a study to test the strength of Quercetin and vitamin C for fighting free radicals, Quercetin was a more effective antioxidant than vitamin C. So the next time you come down with a bug, treat it with 10 mg of quercetin daily.

The easiest way to get enough Quercetin is to eat dark, leafy, greens, or other dark-colored vegetables like red onions, scallions and kale. Even capers have Quercetin. But, what you may not know is that if you cook those veggies, they lose Quercetin. So it’s best to eat them washed and raw. A good way to remember which fruits have the most Quercetin is that they have it in the skin. That means blueberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, and, of course, apples.

You can also try supplementing. American Nutrition carries a variety of dosages of Quercetin – along with several other rare and naturalimmune-boosting herbs and nutrients.


EpiCor Plus Immunity Supplement – NEW! from NOW Foods

September 14, 2010
  • Healthy Immune Support
  • Supports Balanced Immune Response
  • Supports Healthy Natural Killer (NK) Cell Activity*
  • Vitamin C, Vitamin D-3, Zinc, Selenium & Olive Leaf Extract

Maintaining healthy immune system function and optimal wellness is a difficult task, especially for those who live life on the go.

EpiCor® is an innovative ingredient that is derived through a proprietary process from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a common single cell microorganism. EpiCor® has been shown in scientific studies to support the body’s ability to initiate the proper immune response at the appropriate time, thereby helping to maintain a healthy immune system and balanced inflammatory response.

NOW® EpiCor® Plus Immunity contains Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin C, which synergize with the free radical quenching properties of EpiCor®, as well as its ability to support healthy immune system response. So whether you are always on the go or just taking it easy, EpiCor® Plus Immunity is the ideal supplement to help you keep your body in balance.*

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*These statements have not been evaluated byt he FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Cold & Flu Season is Here, Time to Boost Your Immune System!

September 14, 2010

Your defense against the flu is only as strong as the state of your immune system. Get all the flu shots you like; but if your immune system isn’t prepared, you’ll still be vulnerable to the flu.

Take every step necessary to strengthen your immune system. Try a natural immune system booster to help you stay well, they can also help you bounce back when you’re laid low.

During this season that puts us in contact with so many people while socializing or shopping, it’s inevitable that many people are going to come down with the flu or another virus that causes colds and digestive “bugs” which are easily passed around.

There are three natural agents: Vitamin C, Grapefruit Seed Extract, and Olive Leaf Extract that might also help provide protection against colds and the flu or be useful as treatments once the virus has set in. At the fist sign of muscle aches, sore throat, coughing or any other symptoms of flu (or cold, or other infections), you should take a large dose of vitamin C 2,500-3,000mg, and then follow that with 1,000 mg (one gram) every hour until symptoms recede.

Sometimes the vitamin C alone will do the trick, but when more is needed, Olive Leaf Extract and Grapefruit Seed Extract may be added. Olive Leaf Extract is simple to work with, as its concentration is not a problem. 500-1000 milligrams every few hours, with or without the Vitamin C, depending on the situation.

Normally, for straight oral use, the Vitamin C and Olive Leaf Extract are a great pair by themselves (the Olive Leaf Extract lowers the needed amount of vitamin C, which can get into very high amounts for a serious flu attack). As for Grapefruit Seed Extract, the full-strength liquid is very bitter and must be diluted. It comes in different forms available, such as throat spray, ear drops, topical, etc. Extensive research has been conducted on the antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties of this amazing effects of Grapefruit Seed Extract.

There are also other natural remedies to help increase your immunity and help you fight off colds and the flu. Proteolytic Enzymes may also help with the flu. Adding some acidophilus culture (also called probiotics) to the mix, during and for a few days after the use of Olive Leaf Extract.

Olive Leaf Extract is such a good antibacterial that it can also kill the “good guy” bacteria that we need in our gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. A capsule or so of acidophilus (probiotics) before meals should be adequate insurance for keeping these beneficial organisms established.

With all the rush and deadline pressure that comes with the holidays, we often forget to take the time to maintain optimum immune system health. Please follow the few simple items below to ensure you at your healthiest this Holiday Season:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat nutritious foods (preferably fresh, whole foods)
  • Manage stress levels
  • Get the right amount of sleep

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Anamu the “Magical” Immune System Herb

August 3, 2010

Anamu (Petiveria alliacea), is a magical plant found deep in the Amazon rainforests. It contains many active compounds that protect your body against bacteria, fungus, and even diseases like cancer. It helps bring down fever while reducing parasites and fungus. Anamu is also used for aches, pain, colds, coughs, and skin diseases. It can be rubbed on the skin to protect against insects. Scientific research supports the claims of the power of Anamu.

In one review, more than 1,400 plant extracts were evaluated as therapies to protect and prevent cancer. Anamu was one of only 34 plants identified. Anamu contains two properties that kill cancer cells but do no damage to healthy cells.1

Anamu stimulates the immune system. In one study, Anamu increased natural killer cells by 100%.2 These are the cells that kill disease throughout the body. It also increases chemicals such as interleukin and interferon. These help protect the body against future infection and disease.3

Anamu protects against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast.4 It guards against urinary problems and diabetes. In fact, in one animal study, blood sugar levels dropped more than 60 percent in one hour.5

Anamu can be used as a pain reliever as it contains COX-1 inhibitors. This is the active ingredient in the new arthritis drugs sold by pharmaceutical companies.6

Traditional healers make an infusion using 30 grams (slightly more than one ounce) dried anamu in a liter of water. Recommended Serving Size is 1/4 to 1/2 cup, (500 to 1000 mg per day in divided doses), one to three times daily. It can also be applied to the skin, depending on the condition.

Anamu is available as a dried, powdered herb in capsules or in Bulk powder to mix in a drink.

1 Williams, LA, Rosner, H., Levy, HG, Barton, EN. “A critical review of the therapeutic potential of dibenzyl trisulphide isolated from Petiveria alliacea L. (guinea hen weed, anamu).” West Indian Med 2007 Jan; 56(1):17-21.

2 Jovicevic, L., “In vitro antiproliferative activity of Petiveria alliacea L., on several tumor cell lines.” Pharmacol Res 1993;27(1):105-106.

3 Queiroz , M., Quadros, M. et al. “Cytokine Profile and Natural Killer Cell Activity in Listeria Monocytogenes Infected Mice Treated Orally with Petiveria Alliacea Extract.” Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology 2000, Vol. 22, No. 3, Pages 501-518.

4 Kim, S., et al. “Antibiacterial and antifungal activity of sulfur-containing compounds from Petiveria alliacea L.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Mar;104(1-2):188-92.

5 Lans, CA., “Ethnomedicines used in Trinidad and Tobago for urinary problems and diabetes mellitus.” J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomedicine. 2006 Oct ;2:45.

6 DunstanC. Et al. “Evaluation of some Samoan and Peruvian medicinal plants by prostaglandin biosynthesis and rat ear oedema assays.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 1997; 57(1):35-56.

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Keep Your pH Balanced to Boost Immune System Health

April 30, 2010

Nature provides herbs and vitamins that help protect your body against certain types of viruses, bacteria, parasites and toxins by boosting your body’s natural immunity. Your immune system plays a key role in warding off diseases, infections, illness and despair. Maintaining wellness will help you live a longer healthier life.

Cleanse your body

In order to maintain proper bodily health, your immune system needs to be running in it’s most efficient manner. The Western diet is lacking in nutrition and essential vitamins, which can lead to many chronic illnesses. Processed and fried foods are high in acidity and can cause changes in your cellular environment.  Your body is like a car engine, if it has bad fuel it eventually gets clogged up and sluggish. You need to consume the right fuel and plenty of pure water in order to boost your immune system and help your body operate at its full potential.

Water

Drinking enough water is the key to maintaining a proper balance of fluids throughout your body. Tap water is not healthy for you as it contains harmful toxins and can cause free radical damage to your system. Distilled water is the best, but should contain a proper pH balance. pH boosters containing minerals can be added to your water to increase alkalinity through the pH levels.
Visit our pH and water distiller sections for more information.

Food

Body balance is important to maintain a proper acidic-alkaline balance. Changing your diet to 80% raw foods consisting of fruits and raw vegetables will increase alkalinity and improve cellular functions. People that maintain highly acidic systems, are more susceptible to disease.
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Juicing
Juicing provides enzymes that cleanse your digestive system so that your body can eliminate toxins that can harm your immune system. The juice from fresh fruit and vegetables is very nutritional, it provides more essential vitamins, minerals and body supporting enzymes than store bought juice.
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Exercise

Try to exercise 45 – 60 minutes 3 times a week. This can include taking a short walk or some light cardio exercises. Exercise helps the body, mind and spirit to stay fit and this also helps to relieve stress. Reducing stress can in turn better immune system health.

Nutritional Supplements

The best nutritional supplements that boost immune system health include:
AHCC
Agaricus Mushroom
Beta Glucan 1,3 1,6
Coriolus Mushroom
MegaMune
Noxylane4
Graviola

Super Green foods such as Spirulina and Chlorella also support healthy immune system functioning.

Your body was created to be healthy, energetic, vibrant and resilient. It has an awesome ability to heal itself, when given the proper nutrients and internal environment. Wellness is your birthright, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a higher quality of life and health. We provide useful information and outstanding products that benefit your body and help you maintain a healthy pH Balance.

Boost your Child’s Immune System with Daily Vitamins

September 29, 2009

With all the talk of H1N1, the Swine Flu and cold and flu season coming; boosting your immune system and your child’s immune system can only benefit your family in the long run. Children are susceptible to many viruses at school, daycare, on the playground, field trips etc. Exposure to various types of colds and flu is leading to super bugs that cannot be treated with traditional antibiotics. We need to build up our body’s resistance to as many bugs as possible to avoid getting the serious effects of such strains as the H1N1 or other severe flu bugs and colds.

We recommend boosting children’s immune systems and making sure they get enough sleep as well as having all the nutrients they need. Simply giving your kids a daily children’s multivitamin can help them to ward off infection and illness and boost their immunity greatly. Learn more…

Announcing NEW! TC MegaMune Immune System Support Formula

September 17, 2009

Introducing NEW! TerraCeutics™ MegaMune immune system support formula.

We have carefully selected the finest herbs and natural ingredients for this MEGA immune system booster.

TC MegaMune Immune System Support Supplement

TC MegaMune Immune System Support Supplement

Boost your immune system with all natural ingredients!

Your immune system plays a key role in warding off diseases, infections, illness and despair. Maintaining wellness will help you live a longer healthier life. In this day and age toxins and pollution break down our immune systems on a daily basis. There are so many different viruses, colds, and flues going around that our bodies have to work extra hard to fight them off.

A lot of bugs, flues and viruses are becoming resistant to prescription antibiotics and our immune systems are not strong enough to get rid of them on their own. This Product was specifically developed to help you maintain immune system health and fight off these MEGA bugs, cold viruses, bacteria & flues going around.

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