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Boost your Immune System with Proglucamune

Your immune system is a co-ordinated system of cells, proteins, and chemical signals that are designed to fend off bacteria, viruses, and parasites. It help co-ordinate the wound healing process, cellular/tissue turnover, repair, and (re)building.

For optimal immune function, it is important to support all three aspects of our immunity:
surface immunity, innate immunity and adaptive immunity.

Surface immunity is the first line of defense against pathogens. It is comprised of the barriers that actively keep pathogens out, such as skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal system.
If a pathogen is able to cross a surface barrier, then the innate immune system defenses are stimulated. Innate immunity includes a host of reactions, including the destruction of pathogens through a process called phagocytosis.

Adaptive immunity is called into action if the innate immune system is overwhelmed.
Also known as acquired immunity, this response is highly specific to the pathogen that induces it.

To help your whole immune system function better, there is a unique product on the market that combines ancient wisdom with modern science, containing four potent immune boosting ingredients, which help immune cells to work faster and better….
even under stress.
It is a powerful immune supplement on the market, specifically created for year round comprehensive support. It strengthens overall effectiveness of the immune system to help maintain and improve general well being.

The four natural immune boosting ingredients include:
Reishi – traditionally used in the management of immune and heart function. It helps to support the body’s natural immune defenses against free radical damage. It’s extracts boost the function of immune cells, our body’s first line of defense against infection. Based on its traditional use for longevity and boosting Qi, Reishi is often called the “Mushroom of immortality.”

Shiitake – Shiitake mushrooms, also called “Black Forest Mushroom” are high in several essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and lentinan – a polyaccharide and the key . constituent of Shiitake. Theses nutrients help to keep the immune system strong.

Baker’s Yeast – Proglucamune provides beta 1.3/1.6 glucan (Wellmune WGP), a natural carbohydrate derived from a proprietary strain of Baker’s Yeast. It has long been recognized as potent immunological activators with medicinal importance. It has been clinically proven to prime the immune system. Clinical studies have shown reductions in
symptomatic days of upper respiratory tract infections, improved immunity, and
reduced “down time” during cold season. The yeast beta-glucans have also been shown
to support vitality, mood state and general well-being that help protect against the
harmful effects of stress.

Zinc – Zinc is one of the 24 micro nutrients needed for survival. It can be found in meat, eggs, oysters and legume products. It is an essential trace element for maintaining the immune system, supporting proper functioning of immune cells and serving as an intracellular signal molecule for immune cells. It also act as an antioxidant and helps defend against oxidative stress.

Benefits of Proglucamune:
Helps support healthy immune system and function, improvement of general     well-being.
May assist in the management of upper respiratory tract infections in physically active people and people susceptible to upper respiratory tract infection.

May assist in reducing the severity and duration of symptoms associated with colds and flu.
Reishi has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tonic to replenish Qi.
Vegetarian safe.

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Health & Nutrition #27 by Nutrobalance

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 Dr. Campbell’s recommendations for Dietary Guidelines
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For every cell in the human body, there are about 10 nonhuman cells. These microbial residents of our gut, skin, eyes and nasal passages collectively are referred to as the “microbiome” — and research of its role in human health has revealed enough surprising discoveries that the National Institutes of Health has launched an international Human Microbiome Project.
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PROGLUCAMUNE : Everyday Immune Defence
 Our modern lives are more demanding than ever and most people
can’t afford to have time out with sickness.
With over 200 different viruses responsible for infecting us with
a cold every year, people with a busy lifestyle want “insurance”
against colds and flu and need a more effective way to stay fit
and well, even when they are under stress.
Good nutrition is key to strengthen the body’s natural defense,
for both prevention and recovery, and to maintain vigorous
and focused every day. That’s where proglucamune comes in.
The unique formulation of USANA’s Proglucamune combines
ancient wisdom with modern science, containing four potent
immune boosting ingredients in one formulation, which help
immune cells to work faster and better …..even under stress.
It’s a powerful immune supplement on the market, specifically
created for year-round comprehensive support, it strengthens
overall effectiveness of the immune system to help maintain
and improve general wellbeing. You can order it by clicking here!
Recipe of the Day:   jools-breakfast-on-the-go click here!


 More Health & Nutrition from Nutrobalance
Exercise lowers Cholesterol
Cabbage against cancer
Antioxidant protection

Cabbage against cancer

Cabbage contains an abundance of vitamins, C, E, and carotene and two compounds that studies show can help prevent cancer.
Researchers reviewed almost 100 studies that evaluated the relationship between cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage and cancer. They found that in 70% of the studies, cabbage consumption was associated with a lower risk of cancer. Cabbage is particularly effective in preventing breast-, lung-, and prostate cancer.

However, only 2% of these vitamins are present in the average American diet.
Most Americans today don’t eat their cabbage or any other vegetable.The average intake is
less than one serving per day of either fruit or vegetables.

The first of these compounds, indole-3-carbinol, or I3C, is especially effective against
breast cancer. The compound acts as an antiestrogen, which means that it sweeps up harmful estrogens that have been linked to breast cancer.

Most breast cancer is linked to deficit in estrogen metabolism.
The under-nourished female body can’t de-activate its estrogen properly. It uses what is
called the estradiol 16-alpha hydroxylation pathway, which leaves the hormone still active
enough to cause cell transformation in the breast (and reproductive organs).
Over years these cells gradually transform to cancer.The properly nourished female body,
however, uses what is called the estradiol 2-alpha hydroxilation pathway, which neutralizes the hormone completely and never leads to breast cancer.

The other compound found in cabbage, called sulforaphane, has been shown to inhibit
carcionogens and aid in DNA repair.

Women in Poland eat three times as much cabbage,especially raw cabbage,
as women in the US.
Researchers studied hundreds of Polish women living in the US and found that women who ate four or more servings of cabbage per week while preteens were 72% less likely to develop breast cancer as adults than the women who ate one serving or less of cabbage a week while preteens. Eating lots of cabbage as adults also provided significant cancer protection.

The compounds in cabbage can also protect against lung cancer.
A study of Chinese women in Singapore, a city with high levels of air pollution, found that
nonsmokers who ate cruciferous vegetables lowered their risk of lung cancer by 30%.
Smokers who ate cruciferous vegetables reduced their lung cancer risk by 69%!

Two types of cabbage: bok choy and savoy, are also super sources of beta-carotene,
a nutrient that other types of cabbage don’t have in abundance.
High blood levels of beta-carotene are related to lower incidences of heart attacks, certain
types of cancer, and cataracts.

These cabbages are also rich in vitamin C, which has been shown to boost the immune system as well as reduce blood pressure and fight heart disease.
They are also rich sources of the B vitamin folate. The body uses folate for normal tissue
growth and studies shows that folate may protect against certain forms of cancer, including cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers, heart disease, and birth defects.
Research shows that women are at high risk for folate deficiency, especially if they take
birth control pills.

Even though the science for some of these compounds is now well established, the profit-
motivated restrictions of our disease industry make it doubtful that they will hit
mainstream medicine any time soon. With breast- and reproductive system cancers, for
example, we are in the ludicrous position that hospitals cannot use indole-3-carbinol
to stop the disease,because it is not an approved drug. To get a good supply, you have to
eat cabbage.

Against the glittering backdrop of modern medicine’s high tech bells and whistles,
a number of cancer hospitals are now effectively treating breast cancer with plain,
old cabbage juice.That’s just what Great-Grandma used to drink back in the days when
breast cancer was a much rarer malady. Funny, isn’t it?

A few tips to get the most out of the cabbage.
1) Experts recommend to eat the cabbage raw to preserve it’s beneficial compounds.
2) If you must cook the cabbage, steam it lightly (5 minutes or less) to preserve the
phytonutrients and to maximize their availability. Don’t microwave cabbage, as it
decreases the amount of sulforaphane and don’t boil it either.
3) Buy it whole.
Avoid buying halved or shredded cabbage as it loses its vitamin C content quickly,
once cut. When you get your cabbage home, place the whole head in a plastic bag in the fridge.
4) Let it sit.
To promote the production of the most glucosinolates, slice or chop cabbage and let it
sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cooking.

Exercise lowers Cholesterol

Cholesterol is essential for every body function. Your body makes all your steroid hormones, including adrenalin, estrogen and testosterone from cholesterol. Cholesterol forms part of all your organs, including your heart and your brain. You can’t live without it.

Most of your cholesterol doesn’t come from food, but it’s made every day by your liver. When you eat high cholesterol food, the liver reduces its own production to keep blood cholesterol level low and healthy.

Blood cholesterol can rise to dangerous levels by disordered cholesterol metabolism, which is a man-made disease, caused mainly by our degraded nutrition and sedentary lifestyle.

We have low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is “bad” cholesterol and high-density liproprotein (HDL), which is “good” cholesterol. Total cholesterol is mostly LDL, with smaller particles and this simple measure is still one of the best predictors of cardiovascular disease. It can now be measured with a simple device called the “accumeter”, which is reasonable accurate.

What level can we consider to be healthy? In the mid 80’s, the American Heart Association and other US health authorities recommended below 200 mg/dl. Today we know that even 200 mg/dl is too high. Death rates from cardiovascular disease starts to rise as cholesterol goes above 168 mg/dl.

According to a very comprehensive study by Dr. Jeremiah Stamler, which involved 356,000 men in 28 US cities, total cholesterol rises over 200 mg/dl when they are in their 30’s and reach about 220 mg/dl by age 45. It is obvious that sitting like a slug makes you ripe for disease.

How do athletes perform? Recent research shows that average cholesterol levels in male and female bodybuilders and runners, ranged between 158 mg/dl and 183 mg/dl. Without a doubt, exercise makes the healthy difference.

Exercise is a must in order to protect you from cardiovascular disease for two reasons.Firstly, they are far beyond anything else our biggest disease problem, killing more than twice as many Americans as all cancers, nine times as many as all other lung and liver diseases combined and 28 times as many as all forms of diabetes.

Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, kidney diseases, multiple sclerosis and other high profile disorders are all minor (except to the folk suffering them) and AIDS, despite all it’s publicity, isn’t even in the hunt.

The second reason for stressing cardiovascular protection by exercise, distortions by the media of the deaths of bad informed people who went from long-term sedentary lifestyles into strenuous exercise programs. For many good reasons, a thorough medical and physician’s approval is a must before starting any exercise program. According to John Hopkins Medical Letter, sudden exertion in sedentary people “raises their changes of a heart attack ……100-fold”.

Most people who have heart attacks during activity are sedentary or have underlying heart disease and overdo it. But if you do the right exercise, five times per week for at least 30 minutes or longer, sudden exertion hardly increases your risk at all.

So ignore media headlines that yet another jogger has dropped dead during training. It was likely his first exercise program for years.

How to choose the right nutritional supplements

You probably heard it before: we are what we eat. But I like a more accurate definition: We are what we can get out of our food. Because it is the bio-availability of the nutrients we take in and more importantly: the cell's ability to absorb those nutrients,that are the determinant factors defining a person's health and well being.
The nutrients have to be in a form that the cells can except them and the cells have to be in optimum condition to be able to absorb the nutrients, are the keys to successful nutrition. These are two often overlooked facts. That's why most supplements miss the mark. They don't address the cellular condition of the body. Worse, many are in a form that is unacceptable for the cells themselves. They don't contain biological available substances that are useful to the cells in the body. They contain inorganic versions of those nutrients, which the body can't use.
There is however, one remarkable exception on this depressive trend and that are the nutritional supplements,designed and manufactured by USANA Health Sciences. 

To help you understand,I like to take you back to the basics. Have you ever thought about where our body is made of? The human body is built up of 100 trillion cells, each cell with his own DNA, which contains a blue print of the entire body. Today, life begins at conception. When the sperm of the male and the egg of the female join together and a cell is formed. The single cell contains DNA,the blue print of what the entire body will be like. Including the sex of the individual, right down to the color of the eyes. It's amazing when you realize what happens after the sperm and egg unite. The original cell divides into two cells,each with there own DNA. The two cells become four, the four eight, the eight 16, the 16 become 32 and on and on these cells continue to multiply with an unbelievable speed for the next eleven months.
After 11 months, two months after birth, the body has his full complement of cells. Why are cells significant? Because they are the simplest living biological unit in our body.
They convert the nutrients we ingest into the energy we need and determine the health of the body. To slow down aging, limit sickness and prevent disease we must protect and properly feed our cells.
There are 210 different types of cells. Red blood cells, white blood cells, braincells, heart cells etc. The body's organs and tissues are composed of cells. Everything from our eyes to our hair is made up of an collection of cells. One billion cells have to be replaced every hour, that is 24 billion every day. Our skin is replaced every 27 days. Every two months, every heart cell is replaced. So, the question is: Will our new body be stronger or weaker than the old one. This depends entirely upon the building materials we provide; that is: the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breath in. The human body is a truly remarkable creature.
Our body's health is dependent on the health of our cells. The health of the cells depends on the fluid in which they exist, also known as the biological terrain.
The biological terrain, the internal environment of the body that surround every cell, is regulated by homeostatic processes,which are dependent on the supply of a wide variety of substances, such as nutrients and the removal of waste.

Our cells can only benefit from the nutrients we take in, if they can get rid of what they don't need. The process of absorption, digestion and transportation are crucial to the biological terrain of the cell. If the biological terrain is wrong,toxins build up and the cells are unable to absorb the nutrients. Toxification depends on the amount of water we drink, the'PH' of the body and the body fluid,specially the environment that surrounds the cells.

Good nutrition is fundamental for good health. The human body is a complex system that requires a full spectrum of nutrients for optimal health.
We require the right amount of macro-nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the right ratios. We also need the right amount of 59 different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants daily.

Optimum, broad spectrum nutrition is very important on the short term, but is particular important on the long term, if we come to understand the fundamental roll that nutrition plays in maintaining optimum health.
It has been said that we are overfed and under-nourished.

In the USA,over 25% of young people are in a state of degenerative disease and don't even know it. 95% of the population of 65 and over are suffering from any of the degenerative diseases,like stroke,cancer,diabetes,osteoporosis,Arthritis.

Most nutritional manufacturers don't understand what nutritional science is all about. Good nutrition is not only the study of food, but of all the processes of maintenance & repair of the living body, dependent on the digestion of that food. It's about the interaction of our food with our body and the interaction of the body with our food.
Many nutritional supplements on the market today don't contain bio-nutritional substances useful to the cells & the body.

By applying an excellent foundation of broad-spectrum and bio-available nutrients,one can be assured that the optimum levels are being met. 

Without a doubt, USANA offers the highest quality nutritionals available to-day.
By taking the advanced products, such as healthpak-100, optimizers,OptOmega (mineral fatty acids),which helps to provide the cells with essential needs.
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