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Aging.  Well, we are all aging if we are over 18 years old or so!  Some of us age more “gracefully” than others.  Gracefully, meaning that we don’t physically show the signs of aging like gray hair and wrinkles as soon as others.  However, those Hollywood mandated signs of aging are only superficial.  Aging is at the cellular level and is happening everyday.

Recent research has found that anti-oxidant support can shore up your defenses against aging diseases. Oxidation and inflammation are at the heart of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, digestive problems and every other degenerative disease.

Inflammation is not always a bad thing, like when you scratch your finger on a tack and the white blood cells jump into action with the body’s inflammatory chemicals to rush in and take care of the invasion caused by the scratch. However, these same inflammatory fighting compound also go into emergency response to gradual cell damage from free radicals.  Chronic inflammation is the results when the body does not know when to stop.

According to author Jonny Bowden, PhD, should you find that you are overweight, have diabetes or dementia, you definitely have chronic inflammation. To find a measure of inflammation, you can look at your C-Reactive protein test (CRP). The CRP test measures the liver’s response to inflammatory conditions. Even though the test is not perfect, it tells you whether you have inflammation in your body. Unfortunately it does not tell you where the inflammation is in your body.

So what supplements help with aging and anti-inflammatory responses? What can I do to age better?  Here are some supplements that help slow aging by reducing inflammation.  We are fortunate that Shaklee has Targeted Solutions for Aging!  Here are a few of my favorites supplements that I take each day to help maintain a healthy body.  I may be aging, but I am going to do everything I can to slow aging and fight against those free radicals that cause cell dShaklee's CarotoMaxamage.

Astaxanthin: a powerful and potent Carotenoid found in salmon, krill, algae and yeast and is known to scavenge free radical.  Protects against damage to LDL cholesterol, cell membranes, cells and tissues in the eyes, prostrate, cervix, lungs and heart.

Found in Shaklee’s CarotoMax

N-acetlylcysteine (NAC): A primary building block for glutathione, n-acetylcysteine helps boost immunity, detox the liver, and lessen the effects of infection and oxidative stress.

Found in Shaklee Vitalizer Gold, with and without Vitamin K, also in VitaLea Gold with & without Vitamin K

Trans-Resveratrol:  The active part of Resveratrol, this anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory compound is found in red grape skins and red wine.

* Key ingredients in Vivix have been shown in a clinical study and numerous laboratory studies to improve cell defense, cell energy, cell repair, and cell performance*
* Delivers a broad spectrum of over 15 polyphenols—including ellagitannins, one of nature’s most potent antioxidants*
* Ingredients that are 10X more powerful than resveratrol alone in slowing a key mechanism of cellular aging*
Found is Shaklee’s Vivix Liquid Dietary Supplement.

Proanthocyanidins: Strong anti-oxidant that protect against oixidative stress. One of the two stong anti-oxidants found in grapes seeds and skins, (resveratrol is the other), Proanthocyanidins have been shown in clinical research to have anti-oxidant protection from oxidative damge caused by smoking, pollution and free radical damage formed in our body during normal metabolism. Studies have also show anti-cancer, anti-tumor and anti-allergic protection along with prevention of cardiovascular disease.  Proanthocyanidins are compounds that appear to have more powerful antioxidant properties than both vitamins C and E*

Found in Shaklee’s Vita-E Complex and Vivix Liquid Dietary Supplement and Shaklee’s FlavoMax Complex.

Curcumin or Tumeric: Strong anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The National Institutes of Health has four clinical trials underway to study Curcumin, the active ingredient in Tumeric, for pancreatic cancer, multiple myeloma, Alzheimer’s and colorectal cancer.

Found in Shaklee’s Liver DTX Complex

Good Health is a choice we make each day.  Are you making the correct choices to have a healthier life, a longer life, a better quality of life as you age?  Don’t you deserve the best life has to offer?  My choice is prevention.  I am doing all that I can to prevent disease.  Prevention is better than disease care any day.  So make you choice and join me in prevention.  Stay well!

How I said Good bye to Colds & Sinus Infections

What A Powerful Breakthrough in Immune System Science has done for me!

I have been using NutriFeron from Shaklee Corporation since it debuted and will not be without it.  Having suffered through so many colds, sinus infections, ear aches and bouts of flu, using NutriFeron seemed liked a natural progression in my “wellness” care.

At the time, I was taking prescription anti-histamines, prescription decongestants, prescription inhalers, major prescription anti-biotics and was still sick!  I had a monthly meeting with my druggist and knew more about his children’s sports scores than I wanted to know.  So much for wellness in the medical community.  Masking my symptoms made me feel drowsy with a irritated stomach and intestinal tract.  All the medications I was taking did not get rid of the sinus and cold problems.

Then with the addition of NutriFeron and Shaklee’s Alfalfa Complex, my sinus woes disappeared.  Now they are a faint memory.  No more antibiotics! No more anti-histamines, no more decongestants.  I can breathe no matter where I am.  I travel a lot with my business, so I am in and out of all sorts of different pollens, germs, viruses and such.  But my immune system is so charged with the NutriFeron, I rarely even get a tickle in the back of my throat.  And when I do get that odd tickle, I take a few more NutriFeron, a few more Alfalfa Complex and add in a few days of Shaklee’s Defend and Resist.

Below is some information from Shaklee about how NutriFeron works in your body.  10 Reasons to make that addition now.  Try it and if you don’t notice a difference, you can get your money back with Shaklee’s 100% Money Back Guarantee.  All natural from the Japanese scientist who help find interferon in our bodies, NutriFeron really works.  Stay Well, Elise.

A Shaklee exclusive,NutriFeron®is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune-strengthening plant extracts. When used daily, it increases the production of your body’s natural interferon, a critical activator of the immune system. NutriFeron works at the cellular level, by rapidly activating your immune system’s defenses.*

Shaklee NutriFeron

10 Reasons to Support Your Immune System with NutriFeron®

Now more than ever is the time to take care of yourself. Every day your immune system has to protect you from millions of microbes that inhabit your surroundings—microbes you may be breathing, eating, touching, or sharing.
     1. Naturally Boosts Interferon Levels
Scientists have identified interferon as being critical to healthy immune function. NutriFeron is the ONLY DIETARY SUPPLEMENT IN THE U.S. created by the immunologist who discovered interferon THAT NATURALLY INCREASES THE PRODUCTION OF INTERFERON IN THE BODY.*     

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     2. Created by the Discoverer of Interferon
Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima, the world-renowned immunologist who discovered interferon in 1954, dedicated 40 years of research to finding natural compounds that would provide a boost to interferon production. This patented botanical blend is found in NutriFeron. NutriFeron from Shaklee is the ONLY IMMUNITY SUPPLEMENT IN THE U.S. CREATED BY THE DISCOVERER OF INTERFERON.

    3. 40 Years of Research
After 40 years of painstaking research testing hundreds of natural compounds and herbs, Dr. Kojima developed a UNIQUE BLEND OF FOUR POWERFUL PLANT EXTRACTS that boosts the body’s natural production of interferon.*
     4. Patented Blend of Interferon-Boosting Plant Extracts
NutriFeron boasts the MACH® patented blend of interferon-boosting plant extracts, AN EXCLUSIVE FORMULA that includes pumpkin seed extract, safflower flower extract, Asian Plantain seed extract, and Japanese Honeysuckle flower extract. Each serving provides 500 mg of immunity-bolstering ingredients.* 

     5. Supported by Four Human Clinical Studies**
Four published clinical studies confirm the extraordinary health and immune-supporting benefits of the proprietary blend of plant extracts found in NutriFeron. This potent-yet-safe phytonutrient blend provides immune support right at the cellular level.*
     6. Exclusive Formula Protected by 3 Patents
NutriFeron is supported by THREE patents and is available only through Shaklee Independent Distributors. This unique, patented formula is a Shaklee exclusive. Being my Shaklee Customer opens you to 100% Money Back Guarantee, 15% discount when you are a Shaklee Member, plus amazing Customer Service.  You Deserve the Best, don’t you?!
     7. Made to the Highest Quality Standards

Purity Potency Performance

A powerfully effective supplement, NutriFeron has been subjected to a stringent set of scientific tests for safety, purity, potency, and performance.
8. Springtime Blooms Tear You Up?

Preliminary studies suggest that NutriFeron balances your immune response against
environmental irritants and airborne pollutants.*     
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What Does Interferon Do?
Interferon serves two important functions:*
✔ To signal surrounding cells to trigger their response mechanisms.
✔ To activate immune cells to respond.  Interferon is essential to the immune system and helps protect us from the daily exposure to millions of potential invaders that we confront each day.
Who Should Use NutriFeron?
✔ Anyone over 12 years of age with busy, stressful lifestyles who wants to unleash their immune system*
✔ Those who want to balance their immune response to environmental irritants and airborne pollutants*

Join me in good health with your purchase of Shaklee’s NutriFeron!  I use NutriFeron daily and have benefited from the immune boost.  Join me!  Visit my personal Shaklee Store, http://Elise.MyShaklee.com , to purchase and find more information on Shaklee’s NutriFeron.

**Human Clinical Studies
1. Ushiroyama T, Yoshida S, Tadaki K, Ikeda A, Ueki M. Clinical efficacy of EH0202, a Kampo formula, on the health of middle-aged women. Am J Chin Med. 2004; 32(5):755-770.
2. Ushiroyama T, Yoshida S, Tadaki K, Ikeda A, Ueki M. A pilot study of a Kampo formula, EH0202, with intriguing results for menopausal symptoms. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Apr; 10(2):397-399.
3. Kaji K, Yoshida S, Nagata N, Yamashita T, Mizukoshi E, Honda M, Kojima Y, Kaneko S. An open-label study of administration of EH0202, a health-food additive, to patients with chronic hepatitis C. J Gastroenterol. 2004 Sep; 39 (9):873-878.
4. Kubo M, Hashimoto Y, Yoshida S. The effect of health food containing EH0202 on physical and mental symptoms accompanying menstruation in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Clin Pharm Ther. 2004; 14(2):129-142

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 




Toxic Chemicals to Remove from Your Home — Part 1

Just how toxic is your home?   What signs do your look for?  Did you know?

1.  150 Chemicals found in the home are associated with allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological disorders.

2.  90% of Toxic hazards are caused by the inhalation of vapors and absorption of hazardous particles.trash-hazard-to-your-health-2-5x-1-5-72dpi

3.  The dramatic increase in Asthma rates among women in the past 10 years are believed to be due to longer exposure times to household chemicals.

4.  The most common exposures for children were ingestion of household products, such as cleaning substances.

5.  Chlorine is the number one cause of child poisoning in the USA.

We are going to explore over the next 4 posts the top 15 chemicals to avoid in your cleaning products and how to replace them.  Here are the first 5 to Clean from your list of Cleaners and why!

  • Naphthalene causes hemolytic anemia, damage to the liver and neurological damage along with cataracts.
  • Kerosene if inhaled:  nausea, headaches, drowsiness and coma.  If ingested: gastrointestinal irritation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
  • Formaldehyde If ingested:  gastrointestinal corrosion.  If inhaled: coughing, wheezing, chest pains.
  • Phenol If inhaled or exposed to skin:  irritation to mucous membranes, skin and eyes.  Can cause convulsions, coma and irregular breathing.
  • Cresol If inhaled or ingested:  blood and liver problems, respiratory tract irritation, irritant to skin.

All these symptoms sound so inviting!   The next posts will covet the remaining 10 chemicals to avoid and how to replace them with environmentally friendly cleaning products.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Toxic Soap Opera!

Allergies…Just Where do they Come From and How Can we Get them to GO BACK?

peanuts-rows-2x3-72Peanut Allergies have certainly been in the news lately.  Children are being diagnosed with food allergies in growing numbers, even if the figures vary depending on the source quoted.  But the Why is not always clear.  Why are  food allergies becoming more common?   Many theories have been put forth, including the latest research from the US, Israel & the United Kingdom.

Even Popular Science Magazine has looked into this problem.  A recent article, “Why are so many kids allergic to peanuts?” has several theories:

  • An overactive Immune System. Anne Muñoz-Furlong, CEO of the US Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, suggests that we have done such a good job of eliminating the threats that the immune system is supposed to manage, it is now attacking food-based allergens instead. Wow, we are washing our hands too much!

This is the so-called Hygiene Hypothesis.  In medicine, the Hygiene Hypothesis states that a lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms (e.g. gut flora), and parasites increases susceptibility to allergic diseases by modulating immune system development.

  • Peanuts contain several proteins not found in other foods. These proteins have a structure that can stimulate a strong immune response as Allergy specialist Dr Robert Wood from John Hopkins University. It seems roasting may change the proteins’ shape, making them an even bigger target for the immune system. Boiling does not have the same effect.
  • Previous indirect exposure to peanuts (eg. in the womb or in breast milk). Recent research tends to downplay this theory, however.
  • Videogames. Videogames?? According to Popular Science, it seems that some scientists believe the human body needs Vitamin D to help the immune system label substances as innocuous. Children who spend less time outdoors (ie playing videogames) tend to be deficient in Vitamin D, which the body needs sunlight to make, so they are more likely to have immune systems that might mislabel peanut proteins as dangerous.

So what do Parents DO?  What is Popular Science’s advice?  Parents looking to protect their kids might consider sending them outside – and not washing their hands when they come home.  Now throw the kids in a mud puddle and let them play and have fun making mud pies.   Just like me when I was a kid!  I played in the red mud of Georgia and got really dirty, only to spend time in the tub each night trying to get clean.  My poor Mother!  But I can eat peanuts!!! Yeah.

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