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Park Street Healing Arts - North Bend, WA

June Supplement Spotlight

- ReHydration Drops -

 

What exactly are Rehydration Drops?

They help support water balance!

Among the many nutritional needs of the body, water is considered to be the most important, not only because it comprises about 80% of the body but it also helps keep physiology working at peak efficiency. Ironically, most people are chronically dehydrated and therefore cannot absorb the water they need.

What happens when you are dehydrated?

-Your body cannot control its' internal temperatures - if you can't sweat, you cant cool down your body's temperature and it can continue to rise and potentially cause heat related illnesses. 

-Skin looks dry and dull - Dr. Richard Besser explained, "... your body is going to pull water from your tissues, from your skin to maintain the concentration in your blood."

-Dry mouth and throat - you need to be able to produce saliva which helps with the digestion of food.

-Bad breath - dehydration leads to excessive amounts of bacteria if the salivary glands are neglected with lack of water.

-Effect your mood - researchers have found that by being slightly off your proper hydration levels, it can seriously effect your mood, energy level, and the ability to think clearly!

-Strain on your Heart - the body pulls water from the blood stream to aid in digestion, which leaves the blood thicker and harder for the heart to pump which can then lead to heart attacks.

-Fainting - your body can experience blood pressure drops, this mean not enough oxygen-rich blood is getting to the brain.

Why do I need this?

Picture a dried up houseplant – if you start watering it, most of the water will pass through the soil unabsorbed, the dehydrated cell faces the same dilemma. Rehydration Drops provide that extra boost!

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May Supplement Spotlight

- Vita Sufficiency -

 

What makes Vita Sufficiency so different?

It is a 100% Naturally Occurring Certified Organic Multivitamin-Mineral.

Certified Organic

100% Certified Organic Plant-Sourced Active Ingredients

100% Synthetic-Free

Set the Standard for Multivitamin-Mineral Supplements

Each Bottle Contains a 30 Day Supply

Yeast Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free

Science is clear that what we require for recovery, wellness and prevention is SUFFICIENT daily intake of ESSENTIAL vitamins, minerals, and cofactors in their naturally occurring biochemical form as found in organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables. To ensure that the herb, fruit, and vegetable sources are PURE and that the supplement itself contains only naturally occurring nutrients the supplement must also be Certified Organic, 100% Synthetic-Free, and 100% Yeast-Free. Vita Sufficiency™ meets all of these exacting standards. In fact, Vita Sufficiency™ has SET THE STANDARD.

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April Supplement Spotlight

- Probiotic -

 

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are species of health-promoting bacteria that we require for proper digestion of food and immune defense against illness promoting bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The term "probiotic" derives from Latin and Greek, meaning "for life". The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined probiotics as "live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host".1 To put this simply, probiotics, which are also known as "intestinal microflora", are "good bacteria" that live in our gastro-intestinal (GI) tract and aid in promoting optimal health and preventing illness. Although these bacteria live throughout our intestinal tract, they are found in the highest concentrations at the far end of the small intestine and in the large intestine.

Research has demonstrated that the total number of bacteria living in a healthy adult amounts to ten times more bacteria than the total number of cells in the human body!3 In fact a healthy intestinal tract should contain up to 1 kg (over two pounds) of bacteria.4 Most of these organisms are either neutral or health promoting but some have the potential to cause illness (e.g. Salmonella or E. Coli). In order to be healthy and to prevent the colonization of harmful bacteria, our GI tracts must contain sufficient numbers of the health promoting beneficial bacteria.

How do Probiotics work to provide greater health?

The primary way probiotics provide greater health is by maintaining a healthy environment within our gastrointestinal tract. Under normal conditions this balanced intestinal ecosystem prevents the overgrowth of harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi. When this delicate balance is disturbed the body can be predisposed toward infectious, allergic (e.g. eczema, rhinitis and asthma) and immuno-inflammatory (e.g. Chrohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes and arthritis) illnesses.1 The incidence of these illnesses is increasing at an alarming rate in North America and other Industrial societies.1 One of the most common ways in which the microflora balance is disturbed is by improper diet; one that is high in sugars, grains, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, artificial sweeteners and preservatives and low in fresh fruits, vegetables and fiber. Other factors causing imbalance are stress, illness, toxins, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and alcohol.

How do we know if we need to supplement with Probiotic Sufficiency™?

Unless you were born by a normal vaginal birth, were breastfed for 18-24 months, have never taken an antibiotic or ingested alcohol, consume large amounts of raw fruits and vegetables and virtually no grains or sugars and have a source of probiotics in your diet it is virtually a certainty that you are deficient in probiotics. Common signs of deficiency include gas, bloating and indigestion, bad breath and body odour and impaired immunity indicated by frequent or prolonged cases of colds and flus. Fungal or yeast overgrowths such as Candida, vaginal yeast infections and Athlete’s foot are also signs of a deficiency in your "good bacteria". Acne, eczema, dandruff, and overall ill-health are also associated with probiotic deficiency.

Do children need Probiotic Sufficiency™?

Yes! Before birth a baby’s gut is sterile and the immune system immature. The gut microflora of a baby begins to develop at birth and breast-feeding continues this development. If formula is being used (please take the time to investigate organic high-quality formula that does not contain unhealthy ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup) Probiotic Sufficiency™ can be added to the formula. When solid foods are introduced you can begin to include probiotic supplementation after the meal. By the age of two or three most children have a fairly stable intestinal balance. As is the case for adults, any stressor such as antibiotics or illness can seriously alter this balance.

Children should consume ½ capsule per 40 lbs of body weight. Capsules can be taken as is or broken, emptied into a drink and then consumed at the end of a meal. Once the capsule is broken open consume the probiotic immediately.

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March Supplement Spotlight

- OmegA+D -

 

What is OmegA+D Sufficiency?

The perfect synergistic combination of omega-3, vitamin D3, and vitamin A creating the perfect supplement for recovery, wellness, prevention, and performance.

Why does everybody need to consume EPA and DHA on a daily basis for health and the prevention of illness?

Omega 3 EFAs are extremely important in the structure and function of every cell in the body and the function of your cells is what determines your health. Your cells are what determine your immune function, healing, hormone levels, heart function, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, digestion, moods etc. Literally, the function and health of your cells determines every aspect of your health.

Omega 3 EFAs play a role in virtually every human function including growth and development, digestion, brain and nerve function, immune function, hormone production and regulation, maintenance of skin and bones, regulation of healing and inflammation, heart function, vision, cholesterol levels, and even emotions and behavior.

This is why supplementing with Omega 3 EFAs has been shown to help people with so many different illnesses. In reality supplementing with Omega 3 EFAs will help anyone that is deficient in Omega 3 EFAs whether they have a diagnosed illness or not. The fact of the matter is that everyone needs Omega 3 EFAs and due to dietary practices virtually everyone in Western society is deficient. Without these essential nutrients cells cannot function properly and illness is inevitable even though it may take years before symptoms arise.

What are some common signs or symptoms of EPA and DHA deficiency?

Common signs of EPA and DHA deficiency are chronic excessive pain and inflammation, fatigue, weakened immunity and/or autoimmunity, dry skin, eczema or hair loss, heart problems and/or poor circulation, reproductive problems (men and women), poor memory, behavior problems, learning problems, and mood swings and/or depression.

EPA and DHA deficiency have been linked with cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression as well as the autoimmune and atopic diseases such as arthritis, Crohn's Disease, irritable bowel, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, fibromyalgia, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Inflammation is also a major factor in dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain and/or cramping), headaches, and back and neck pain.

How long will it take to see results?

Literally, the moment you begin to supplement with Omega Sufficiency® or OmegA+D Sufficiency® you will begin to move toward EPA and DHA sufficiency and better cell function and health. How much time it takes each individual to become sufficient in EPA and DHA will depend on several factors such as how deficient the person is when beginning supplementation, how much Omega 6 fatty acids they are consuming, their exercise and nutritional status etc.

As far as seeing results in terms of symptoms of illness the results will vary for the same reasons. Many people report seeing results within days of beginning supplementation whereas others report it taking weeks or months before changes in symptoms are noticed.

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February Supplement Spotlight

- Vitamin D -

 

What is vitamin D?

Although most often categorized as a vitamin, vitamin D is actually a hormone. Vitamins cannot be produced by the cells in your body and thus must be obtained via consumption from dietary sources. Vitamin D, however, can be made by the cells in your body in a process that involves the conversion of cholesterol derivatives into vitamin D using sunlight.

What is the role of vitamin D in the human body?

Like all steroid hormones, vitamin D is involved in the genetic regulation of the production of proteins and enzymes which are essential for wellness and prevention. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and maintains blood levels of calcium and phosphate for proper bone development and muscle action. Some of the other roles of Vitamin D are assistance in the regulation of cell growth, immune function, neuromuscular action, and regulation of inflammation. It assists the action of insulin and has been shown to have a significant role in cancer prevention. Many cells have Vitamin D receptors and many genes are influenced by the action of Vitamin D. In fact, it has been estimated that the human genome has over 2700 binding sites for Vitamin D. from http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/what-is-vitamin-d/) This is why being deficient in Vitamin D can lead to increased risk of many diseases, and, conversely why being sufficient in Vitamin D is essential for wellness and prevention.

What are the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

The most important thing to know is that in the VAST majority of cases, vitamin D deficiency is asymptomatic up to the point of serious illness. The second important thing to know is that symptoms are very poor indicators regarding the CAUSE of illness, many, many causes of illness present with the same symptoms. However, here is a list of symptoms that can occur.

  • Frequent Colds and/or Flu 

  • Depression 

  • Chronic pain 

  • Joint pain 

  • General muscle pain and weakness 

  • Headaches 

  • Muscle cramps 

  • Weight gain 

  • Restless sleep 

  • Fatigue 

  • High blood pressure 

  • Poor concentration 

  • Bladder problems 

  • Constipation or diarrhea

Why is there an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency?

It is estimated that anywhere from 30 to 100% of Americans, depending upon their age and community living environments, are deficient in Vitamin D. More than half of all American children are vitamin deficient. Supposedly almost 3/4s of pregnant women are vitamin D deficient, predisposing their unborn children to all sorts of problems. Worldwide, it is estimated that the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency affects one billion people.

The fact is that we spend too much time indoors and when we go out into the sun, we lather sunscreen on ourselves. We no longer provide our bodies with the genetically required nutrients and we have a major epidemic on our hands.

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