immune health

Winter, Probiotics, and Acidophilus Plus

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With winter come brisk weather, weakened immune systems and sickness. Since eighty percent of your immune health lies in the gut, it only makes sense to ensure you give your gut the best nutrition you can, especially during these cold, chilly months. Probiotics take the top spot on a list of supplements for gut health. There are lots of them out there, lining the shelves of pharmacies and supplement stores, but only one will give you the full nutritional support you need.

GNLD’ S ACIDOPHILUS PLUS™

GNLD’s supplement of beneficial bacteria, Acidophilus Plus, combines potencacidophilusy with technology to guarantee that  live  microorganisms  survive  the  stomach  acid and reach the intestine to deliver viable  organisms to support optimal digestive and colon health.

  • Each capsule is filled  with five billion  live  microorganisms—as many as in 10 servings of yogurt—all in one daily serving!
  • You receive  beneficial  bacteria isolated  from  cultured  dairy foods,  so  you  get  the  benefits without  the  extra  calories  from these foods.
  • Acidophilus Plus  provides an  exclusive  blend  of  five types  of  clinically  provenlactic  acid-producing  bacteria: lactobacillus  acidophilus, lactobacillus bulgaricus, lactobacillus  casei,  Bifidobacterium bifidum,and streptococcus thermophilus.
  • The exclusive  Gel-Gard  enteric protection system guarantees deliveryby protecting against  harsh  stomach  acid and  ensuring  that  maximum numbers  of  live  bacteria  are delivered in the intestine.

GEL-GARD PROTECTION:

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This technology involves wrapping the bacteria in a special gel-forming polysacharide, which is insoluble in acidic conditions of the stomach. This is then enclosed in a gelatin capsule. When the capsule reaches the  stomach,  it  dissolves and the contents of the capsule form an insoluble matrix called Gel-Gard.

HOW PROBIOTICS WORK FOR YOU:

Metabolism:

  • synthesize b-vitamins
  • lower levels of toxic/mutagenic compounds
  • reduce risk of colon cancer
  • promote long-term colon health

Digestion:

  • produce enzymes to digest lactose
  • improve lactose intolerance

Immunity:

  • strengthen innate immunity
  • reduce food allergy symptoms in children
  • keep “bad” bacteria in check
  • prevent travelers’ diarrhea
  • control irritable bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: CAN I TAKE ACIDOPHILUSPLUS™ IF I AM LACTOSE INTOLERANT?

A: Yes.  Probiotics in Acidophilus Plus, though derived from cultured dairy foods, are purified so that the amount of  lactose  remaining  is  insignificant  to  create any undesirable effects in lactose intolerant individuals.

In fact, lactobacilli are capable of producing lactase, an enzyme that helps break down lactose and helps the digestion of these foods.

Q: DO INEED TO TAKE ACIDOPHILUS PLUS IF I CONSUME DAIRY PRODUCTS?

A: Some, but not all, dairy products contain live, active cultures and many are sold suggesting that they are beneficial for our health. Most of these are fresh products requiring refrigeration, and there is considerable doubt as to how many of the live bacteria actually survive in the stomach acid. Taking Acidophilus Plus guarantees that a significant number of live beneficial bacteria are delivered to the intestine.

Q: THE PRODUCT LABEL SAYS ACIDOPHILUS PLUS CONTAINS STREPTOCOCCUS. ISN’T THAT THE HARMFUL BACTERIA RESPONSIBLE FOR CAUSING STREP THROAT?

A: No. Some good bacteria have names that sound like bad bacteria. Streptococcus refers only on the shape of the bacterium, and has nothing to do with its ability to promote health or cause disease. (strept means “twisted” and coccus means “round.”) Streptococcus thermophilus—the species included in Acidophilus Plus—has been safely used for centuries to produce cultured dairy products.  The bacterial species associated with causing strep throat is streptococcus pyogenes.

Q: DOES ACIDOPHILUS PLUS NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED PRIOR TO OPENING THE BOTTLE?

A: Although not necessary, keeping Acidophilus Plus refrigerated prior to opening the bottle may further increase the shelf life of the product. It must be refrigerated afteropening the bottle to ensurethe potency of the beneficial cultures.

Q: CAN CHILDREN USE ACIDOPHILUS PLUS?

A: Yes. Anyone who can safely swallow the Acidophilus Plus capsule can take the product and enjoy its benefits.

Have any other questions? Want to place an order?  Contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources: Acidophilus Plus. "http://us.gnld.com/en-us/product/NeoLifeNutritionals/All/AcidophilusPlus"

How to Jumpstart - Or Kill - Your Immune System

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This time of year, germs seem to be everywhere. Whether it's the common cold, the flu, a stomach bug, a mystery respiratory virus, or something much, much worse, it seems like coming down with some sort of sickness is inevitable. It doesn't have to be.

Below are two lists: one containing the best things you can do to preserve and promote a healthy immune system, and another containing the worst things.

Beneath that, we have a list of things around the house that are most likely to be germ hot-spots, and things you'll want to clean very, very well.

BEST:

  • Probiotics: gut health comprises 80% of the immune system. Keep the gut healthy, and the immune system will be, too!
  • Exercise: this boosts white blood cell activity to fight off infection.
  • Weight Management: make it a goal to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity cripples the immune system and several other processes and organs in the body.
  • Diet: eat organic whole food - mainly fruits and vegetables. These are high in antioxidants and nutrients the body needs to support healthy immune function.
  • Supplement: some of the best natural, herbal supplements to support a healthy immune system include ionic silver, elderberry, echinacea, vitamin C, and garlic, though there are many, many more!
  • Water: stay hydrated and drink half your body weight in water daily. This will allow the body to better flush out toxins.

WORST:

  • Smoking: this inhibits immune function and can leave the body more susceptible to disease.
  • Alcohol: prevents the body from absorbing nutrients necessary to proper immune health. As a result, this causes the immune system to be sluggish in response to infection.
  • Stress: it's no secret that stress damages the body. The immune system is no exception. Stress reduces immune response, weakens white blood cells, and causes inflammation. Relaxation techniques and calming herbs can help relieve tension.
  • Sugar: it's no secret sugar is bad for you. Aside from meeting all the requirements of being an addictive drug, sugar also prevents white blood cells from killing germs and bad bacteria.
  • Processed Foods & Sodas: the chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides used in the growing and processing of these foods are toxic on the entire body, not just the immune system. Combine this with sugar and you can say goodbye to your immune system.
  •  Prescription Medications: both prescribed and over-the-counter medications are very foreign and toxic to the body. They weaken the body rather than heal, and prolonged use of antibiotics can have severe damage on the immune system.

THE TOP GERM HOT SPOTS:

  • The Kitchen Sink
  • Kitchen Washrags/Sponges
  • Children's Toy
  • Telephones
  • Keyboards/Remote Controls
  • Toothbrushes
  • Public Soap Dispensers
  • Vacuum Cleaner

The best, most effective cleaners for problems such as  these are GNLD's Green, and Nature's Sunshine's Silver Shield. Both can be diluted and sprayed on objects, surfaces, and even pets! They're gentle and extraordinarily safe. We carry both!

For more information on immune-boosting supplements or any other questions you may have about this article, please feel free to contact us. We're always more than happy to help.

Reach us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

 

Sources:

 Sourav. "What Causes a Weak Immune System?" Published 04 May, 2010.

< http://healthmad.com/health/what-causes-a-weak-immune-system/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Anonymous. "6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally." Published 11 September, 2014.

< http://www.budwigcenter.com/6-easy-ways-boost-your-immune-system-naturally/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Alyssa Shaffer. "10 Worst Germ Hot Spots." No date.

<; http://mom.me/home/3760-10-worst-germ-hot-spots/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Fight the Mystery Virus, Colds, & Flu Naturally!

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It's early September again. Temperatures will soon be dropping, and with this drop comes - you've guessed it! - colds, flu, viruses, and more. Already there's a sickness dubbed "the mystery virus" documented in ten states and sweeping the nation quickly. Its symptoms include normal cold signs, such as sneezing, sniffling, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, etc., but the real kicker is the wheezing. People and children, particularly, with asthma can have a difficult bout with the virus, and therefore are advised to take precautions.

With this virus spreading, it's easy to fret. However, at Nature's Finest Nutrition, we have three products to promote prevention and recovery from this virus, and they're listed below with their historical uses and benefits.

 

1. NEOLIFE'S HERBAL RESPIRATORY FORMULA.herbal resp

According to their website, this product: "keeps lungs clear for easy breathing."

It also:

  • Promotes clear, quiet breathing, clear bronchial lining, and reduced congestion.
  • Supports regular and unrestricted bronchial and pulmonary airflow.

Its ingredients and historical uses include:

  • Elecampane root, to help promote air flow to the lungs.
  • Elder flower, to help relieve sneezing, itching, and other discomforts often associated with dust and pollen.
  • Thyme, to promote clear, quiet breathing and reduce congestion.

The great thing about this herbal formula is that it can be taken on an empty stomach, and a great deal of it can be taken for a short period of time.

 

 

2. NEOLIFE'S RESP-ELEVEN.resp-eleven

It is said to "help clear your sinuses and soothe distressed tissue for free, comfortable breathing."

It also:

  • Supports normal airflow in the sinuses and lungs.
  • Promotes a healthy immune response.

Its ingredients and historical uses include:

  • Horseradish root to support normal airflow in the sinuses and lungs, and promote a healthy immune response.
  • Pleurisy root and hyssop to promote clear, open airways, free of restrictions or excess moisture content, especially in the upper respiratory tract.

This formula does need to be taken with food.

 

 

3. NATURE'S SUNSHINE'S SILVER SHIELD.

This colloidal and ionic silver product is completely non-toxic, using particle-size colloids for maximum use in the body. It uses a patented technology called Silver Sol  shown to be several times more effective than colloidal and ionic silver products. Its cellular formation is super-charged to spread throughout the body at an exponential rate to heal the bosilverdy faster.

It's historical uses include:

  • anti-bacterial
  • anti-fungal
  • anti-viral
  • alleviating colds and flu
  • stimulating the immune system
  • fighting and killing nearly any of infection (including yeast and even leprosy!)
  • boosting wound healing
  • soothing burns, sunburns, and diaper rash
  • cleansing the body, blood, and brain
  • combating pneumonia, MRSA, Malaria, AIDS, HIV, and more!

Also, like the Herbal Respiratory Formula, large amounts of this product can be taken in small windows of time. A bottle a day may safely be taken for several days in a row, and unlike any other colloidal silver products, Silver Shield can be taken without the risk of ever turning the skin blue. 

Thank the new Silver Sol technology. There's nothing like it!

If you have any questions about dosages for these products, or anything of that sort, call us at (423) 899-8422 or contact us by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com), or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We’re always eager to help!

 

 

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources:

"Herbal Respiratory Formula < http://neolife.com/en-us/product/NeoLifeNutritionals/All/HerbalRespiratoryFormula >

"Resp-Eleven" < http://neolife.com/en-us/product/NeoLifeNutritionals/All/RespEleven >

"Silver Shield" < http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/silver-shield-waqua-sol-18-ppm-4-fl-oz/4274/ >

Dr. Gordon Pederson. (2008) A Fighting Chance. American Fork, Utah: Sound Concepts.