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Is It Possible to Feel Great Every Day?
by Dr. Scott Conard

If you have racked up more than a few New Years celebrations, it is likely that you feel less energetic the more time that passes. Maybe you feel more down than you used to, or less inclined to get out and enjoy life, or just too pooped to participate. This is common as we age, but it is definitely NOT an inevitable part of getting older.

If the prospect of a brand new year just seems like more of the same old, same old to you, now is the time to do something different to jump-start 2012, and maybe your whole life.

Do these problems describe you?
Do you feel tired all the time? Moody? Forgetful? Do you have trouble concentrating? Are you worried that your mental clarity is not as sharp as it used to be? And you just do not know why? The problem could be the same thing that has us ringing in a New Year: time. As the years go by, we can see changes happening on the outside, but we may not be aware of an important change inside. This important change starts happening after about age 30 (or even earlier, in some cases). Even though we may stick to the healthiest eating and exercise habits, after 30 we just can not make use of some of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients we need for good health and a positive outlook.

5 vitamins for feeling good
Experts know that we need certain vitamins for lasting energy, stamina, mental sharpness and better moods:

B-12

B-6

Folic acid

Biotin

Alpha Ketoglutarate

Unfortunately, these nutrients are harder to absorb as we age. So, it is really important to put these health-boosting helpers back into our bodies with good eating habits and daily, quality supplements. It is important to note that even young people can have trouble absorbing essential nutrients. Recent research has found that even people in their 20s can be deficient in key vitamins important for everyday vitality. Here are just a few of the benefits that these powerful vitamins can give us:

B-12
Boosts mental energy
Improves memory
Sharpens mental focus

B-6
Protects the nervous system
Creates energy enzymes

Folic acid (folate)
Helps produce and nourish new cells
Helps protect against heart disease

Biotin
Balances blood sugar
Helps against restless nerves

Alpha Ketoglutarate
Delivers oxygen to the brain
Helps remove toxic waste such as aluminum and ammonia

With so much power, no wonder that over 12 million boxes of TriVitas Sublingual B-12 with B-6 and Folic Acid have been delivered to wellness seekers around the world.

The word sublingual in the name is very important: it means under the tongue. Medical experts know that this is the fastest way to get B vitamins right into your bloodstream, placing a tablet under your tongue and letting it dissolve.

If you want sustained mental energy, stamina and alertness or improved moods with a more positive outlook or greater mental focus or sharper memory, it sounds like you need to make the move to discover how good it feels to really jump into life. To get the most out of this exciting New Year, TriVitas Sublingual B-12 is the smart choice.

Scott Conard, M.D., founded TienaHealth, an organization of medical doctors in primary care practice who emphasize healthy lifestyles to maintain wellness. Dr. Conard is considered a national expert on disease prevention. TienaHealth also conducts clinical trials.

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A New Test for Alzheimers
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

A breakthrough blood test for Alzheimers disease may soon be on the market. It is for a protein called CD-69 that lives in lymphocytes (white blood cells involved in your immune system). This new blood test joins the established blood tests for Alzheimers risk: Apolipoprotein e-4 and Homocysteine.

Risks for Alzheimers
Alzheimers dementia is a progressive disease where inflammation tangles up nerve fibers and toxic proteins trigger plaque formation. Inflammation often occurs in the immune system of the brain.

This damage increases as you age. It can be amplified by certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking and poor nutrition, and multiplied by brain injuries, heart disease and depression. Injury, nutrient deficiency, electromagnetic fields and stress all cause brain inflammation and produce tangled nerves. Toxic blood levels of minerals such as aluminum, iron, zinc and copper can also create inflammation and may produce toxic protein complexes that trigger plaques.

Tests you can take
If you suspect you or a loved one has Alzheimers disease, there are a number of tests you can take that may help determine a diagnosis:

CD-69 lymphocyte test
As I mentioned, the CD-69 lymphocyte test will be available soon. Lymphocytes are immune system cells made in your lymphatic system; primarily in the lymph nodes of your abdomen. The same stem cells that create these lymphocytes also serve as the foundation for the immune system in your brain.

The CD-69 lymphocyte test helps to confirm the diagnosis of Alzheimers disease and to separate it from other causes of dementia such as Parkinsons. It is very accurate once a person has serious signs of dementia. However, we do not know how early these CD-69 proteins appear. So, we do not yet know if CD-69 can be used to predict Alzheimers disease in time to alter the course of dementia.

Apolipoprotein e-4
Apolipoprotein e-4 is a genetic test for Alzheimers and other diseases. We get Apo-e genes from our parents (e-2 is the longevity gene, e-3 is the common gene and e-4 is the gene associated with heart disease, osteoporosis and Alzheimers).

Homocysteine
Homocysteine is a test that shows how active the disease process is: the higher the homocysteine number, the more active the disease. Homocysteine is a strong trigger for inflammation. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a measurement of inflammation.

Other beneficial tests that can help determine your level of risk for Alzheimers and other diseases of inflammation include LDL-C (bad, inflamed cholesterol) and fasting insulin levels (insulin is very inflammatory!).

Steps to take
It is always better to know than to not know. Take as many of the tests listed above as you or your loved one can access. And remember, a positive test is not a death sentence.

There are simple lifestyle techniques that can yield a profound result in terms of wellness.

A single brain injury can increase your risk of Alzheimers disease by 1,000 percent! Yet, lifelong learning can erase much of the effect of injury by creating new connections in your brain.
Low homocysteine, low CRP and low LDL-C are all associated with reduced risk for dementia. Eating an organic, plant-based diet high in fiber and B vitamins can help reduce CRP and homocysteine. Eating cold-water fish like wild salmon may reduce LDL-C. Supplements such as HCY Guard and OmegaPrime can make the critical difference between success and failure in a prevention program.

Good health is your best defense
Aggressive application of the Ten Essentials as well as the principles of healthy aging can help create the best possible biological terrain and is your best defense against Alzheimers dementia and, indeed, all diseases.

Take Control of Your Health

Get your homocysteine levels tested
Keep your LDL-C, CRP and insulin levels low
Know your risk factors
Do not smoke
Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning
Eat a plant-based, organic diet
Eat cold-water fish every week
Exercise 30 minutes most days of the week
Build a nutrient reserve with the Healthy Foundation Pack

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Dementia and Alzheimers: The Best Hope is Prevention
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

Who am I? Whatever the answer, that is our identity. One definition of identity is: a set of unique characteristics belonging, for life, to one individual. Another expert defines identity as the total accumulation of all life experiences, built one upon the other, up until this present moment. It is as if we are an unfinished tower building, with each new story of life experiences being built upon the story below it.

Dementia steals all this, our memories of the past, our ability to reason in the present and our ability to plan for the future. In essence, dementia robs us of our identity.

Vascular dementia
This is the most common cause of dementia among younger people. It may be caused by poor circulation from vascular inflammation, high cholesterol, viral and other infections, mini-strokes, medications, drug and alcohol abuse, or a few other rare conditions related to excessive pressure in the head.

Poor circulation in the brain is directly linked to elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood. In some people, high homocysteine ignites LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). Thousands of fiery, burning LDL particles pierce the protective lining of the blood vessels and cause the whole artery to inflame. As the inflammation builds, it can block circulation, and thereby starve to death the area of the brain served by the inflamed blood vessel. You can help reduce LDL inflammation by lowering your homocysteine levels with HCY Guard. You can also increase your protective HDL cholesterol through daily exercise and OmegaPrime.

Mini-strokes are associated with nutrient deficiency and inflammation. First, nutrient deficiency causes the blood vessels of the brain to weaken. Then, inflammatory protein slices though the delicate lining in the blood vessels until they cut completely through and a small hemorrhage develops. Though this may quickly seal, tiny clots may form on the scar. These clots break off and block blood flow in random areas throughout the brain. You can toughen up the blood vessels by increasing Vitamin C intake. Vitamin C creates collagen which in turn creates resilient blood vessels that are stroke-resistant.

Alzheimers disease
The most feared of all the dementias is Alzheimers disease. The risk of this disease increases as we age. This is partially due to damages accumulating in the brain over time. One of the primary reasons for Alzheimers disease is nutrient deficiency. When there are nutritional deficiencies, the body experiences different types of breakdowns, and some of these contribute to dementia.

Attempts to overcome the nutritional deficiencies can be challenging. In part, the problem is the foods we eat. The foods of today simply do not provide the same level of nutrients as they did in the past. This is partially due to the nutrient-poor way in which many foods are grown. Another reason for nutrient deficiencies is that the bodys ability to extract nutrients from foods declines with age. For example, after age 40, the bodys ability to absorb Vitamin B-12 from food declines. As a result, this particular deficiency is one of the most common in older people.

Finally, many of our nutrient deficiencies are based on food choices we make. And these choices, much to our detriment, are often based on cultural conditionings. As an example of cultural conditionings, the average North American eats about 17 pounds of fish per year. In contrast, the average Japanese person eats over 150 pounds. This culturally developed habit may be one reason why the occurrence of dementia is much lower in Japan than in North America. Coldwater fish contain high levels of a fat called DHA. Much of the human brain is made from this fat. As a result, the more DHA you consume, the greater your potential for optimal brain health. A good way to obtain this is to eat fish every week and supplement your diet with DHA.

Four other factors that can help contribute to the onset of Alzheimers disease are:

Genetics. The good news here is that the genetic component for Alzheimers really only accounts for about 1 percent of the total contribution to the disease. The gene family that predisposes a person to this disease is called Apolipoprotein E-4. It is the second most common gene in North America. Antioxidants reduce the expression of this gene and are known in medicine to reduce the symptoms of dementia. These specific antioxidants are Acetyl-L-carnitine, Vinpocetine and Huperazine A.
Environment. A variety of environmental factors play a significant role in the onset and progression of Alzheimers disease. One factor is electromagnetic fields. They are an area of great interest in dementia research because of the impact they have on the brain. Another factor is environmental toxins. Those with Alzheimers disease have been found to have an accumulation of metals such as mercury and aluminum in their brains. Toxic accumulations of copper and iron can also contribute to this disease.
Lifestyle. By far the most significant contribution to Alzheimers disease comes from lifestyle factors. Smoking, a low nutrient diet, hydrogenated trans-fats, a sedentary lifestyle and an aversion to education and learning are all strong contributors to dementia. And, people that get little or no exercise are placing themselves in the highest risk category for Alzheimers disease.
Excess Homocysteine. The human body needs some homocysteine (HCY) to function properly. But elevated HCY levels are very toxic and strongly associated with Alzheimers disease. And, the higher the HCY level is in the blood, the more severe the Alzheimers disease will be. Thankfully, high homocysteine levels can be dramatically reduced with HCY Guard.

The impact of Alzheimers disease is powerful and widespread, affecting individuals, families, business and industry, the Medicare-Medicaid system, communities and entire nations. The best hope lies in prevention. Applying TriVitas 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness can help protect you from a rapid decline in health. And, the recommendations are easy to follow:

Get your exercise: 30 minutes of activity on most days of the week can help prevent Alzheimers disease as well as many other conditions.
Eat a diet rich in nutrients, and supplement it with nutrients and brain-specific antioxidants.
Get your rest and develop an interest in helping others.

Start today. The brain you save may be your own!

Take Control of Your Health

Practice the 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness; focus on sleep, diet and exercise
Practice volunteering and philanthropy
Never stop learning: language, music and math. Everything helps!
Protect yourself against head injuries as trauma accumulates over time
Do not smoke or use tobacco
Avoid air, water, food and electromagnetic pollution
Help reduce homocysteine with HCY Guard
Help deter brain erosion with Vitamin B-12 and OmegaPrime

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Nutritional Support for Optimal Wellness
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

Common Nutritional Deficiencies
Severe deficiencies of vitamins or minerals are rare in the developed world. However, evidence suggests that slight deficiencies in certain nutrients may be relatively common. These include calcium, chromium, folate, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin B12 (primarily in the elderly), vitamin D, vitamin E, and zinc.

While few people are so deficient in these nutrients to show symptoms of outright malnutrition, subtle deficiencies may increase the risk of a number of diseases. For example, insufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D may increase your chances of developing osteoporosis, and inadequate folate and vitamin B 6 may speed the development of heart disease. Thus, taking supplements to supply these important vitamins and minerals as a form of insurance may be a good idea.

Besides vitamins and minerals, intake of essential fatty acids may be commonly inadequate.

Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements
The simplest way to support your nutrition is to take a general multivitamin and mineral supplement providing a broad range of nutrients at standard nutritional levels. However, there are a few caveats to keep in mind.

Some supplements include very high doses of certain nutrients, such as antioxidants. When you take nutrients in this fashion, you are using them as drugs rather than nutrients; you are no longer in the world of nutritional supplementation and have passed into the riskier world of megadose treatment.
We recommend that you use an iron-free multivitamin and mineral supplement unless you have been tested and found to be deficient in iron.
The minerals calcium and magnesium are very bulky, and few multivitamin and mineral supplements provide the daily requirement. These minerals generally must be taken in the form of additional pills.

Note: It is not possible for your body to absorb a days worth of calcium in a single dose. At least two doses are necessary.

Finally, note that food may contain many nonessential substances, such as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, that nonetheless enhance health. For this reason, no nutrient supplement should be regarded as a substitute for a healthy and varied diet.

Therapeutic Uses
Under certain conditions, the need for many nutrients may increase. These include illnesses such as diabetes, Crohns disease, HIV and ulcerative colitis. Furthermore, individuals who smoke cigarettes or overuse alcohol may need additional nutrients. Medications may also increase the need for certain nutrients.

REFERENCES:
1. London RS, Bradley L, Chiamori NY. Effect of a nutritional supplement on premenstrual symptomatology in women with premenstrual syndrome: a double-blind longitudinal study. J Am Coll Nutr. 1991;10:494-499.
2. Reynolds MA, London RS. Efficacy of a multivitamin/mineral supplement in the treatment of the premenstrual syndrome [abstract]. J Am Coll Nutr. 1988;7:416.
3. Stewart A. Clinical and biochemical effects of nutritional supplementation on the premenstrual syndrome. J Reprod Med. 1987;32:435-441.
4. Chakmakjian ZH, Higgins CE, Abraham GE. The effect of a nutritional supplement, OptiviteW for women, on premenstrual tension syndromes: II. Effect on symptomatology, using a double-blind, cross-over design. J Appl Nutr. 1985;37:12-17.
5. Schlebusch L, Bosch BA, Polglase G, et al. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, double-centre study of the effects of an oral multivitamin-mineral combination on stress. S Afr Med J. 2000;90:1216-1223.

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Nutritional Support for Optimal Wellness
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

Common Nutritional Deficiencies
Severe deficiencies of vitamins or minerals are rare in the developed world. However, evidence suggests that slight deficiencies in certain nutrients may be relatively common. These include calcium, chromium, folate, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin B12 (primarily in the elderly), vitamin D, vitamin E, and zinc.

While few people are so deficient in these nutrients to show symptoms of outright malnutrition, subtle deficiencies may increase the risk of a number of diseases. For example, insufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D may increase your chances of developing osteoporosis, and inadequate folate and vitamin B 6 may speed the development of heart disease. Thus, taking supplements to supply these important vitamins and minerals as a form of insurance may be a good idea.

Besides vitamins and minerals, intake of essential fatty acids may be commonly inadequate.

Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements
The simplest way to support your nutrition is to take a general multivitamin and mineral supplement providing a broad range of nutrients at standard nutritional levels. However, there are a few caveats to keep in mind.

Some supplements include very high doses of certain nutrients, such as antioxidants. When you take nutrients in this fashion, you are using them as drugs rather than nutrients; you are no longer in the world of nutritional supplementation and have passed into the riskier world of megadose treatment.
We recommend that you use an iron-free multivitamin and mineral supplement unless you have been tested and found to be deficient in iron.
The minerals calcium and magnesium are very bulky, and few multivitamin and mineral supplements provide the daily requirement. These minerals generally must be taken in the form of additional pills.

Note: It is not possible for your body to absorb a days worth of calcium in a single dose. At least two doses are necessary.

Finally, note that food may contain many nonessential substances, such as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, that nonetheless enhance health. For this reason, no nutrient supplement should be regarded as a substitute for a healthy and varied diet.

Therapeutic Uses
Under certain conditions, the need for many nutrients may increase. These include illnesses such as diabetes, Crohns disease, HIV and ulcerative colitis. Furthermore, individuals who smoke cigarettes or overuse alcohol may need additional nutrients. Medications may also increase the need for certain nutrients.

REFERENCES:
1. London RS, Bradley L, Chiamori NY. Effect of a nutritional supplement on premenstrual symptomatology in women with premenstrual syndrome: a double-blind longitudinal study. J Am Coll Nutr. 1991;10:494-499.
2. Reynolds MA, London RS. Efficacy of a multivitamin/mineral supplement in the treatment of the premenstrual syndrome [abstract]. J Am Coll Nutr. 1988;7:416.
3. Stewart A. Clinical and biochemical effects of nutritional supplementation on the premenstrual syndrome. J Reprod Med. 1987;32:435-441.
4. Chakmakjian ZH, Higgins CE, Abraham GE. The effect of a nutritional supplement, OptiviteW for women, on premenstrual tension syndromes: II. Effect on symptomatology, using a double-blind, cross-over design. J Appl Nutr. 1985;37:12-17.
5. Schlebusch L, Bosch BA, Polglase G, et al. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, double-centre study of the effects of an oral multivitamin-mineral combination on stress. S Afr Med J. 2000;90:1216-1223.

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What To Do When You Have A Cold
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

There is just one way to treat a cold, and that is with contempt. Sir William Osler

Ok, so you have read all those articles about prevention, but now you actually have a cold. What do you do now? A quick review of the transmission of trigger viruses and the interaction between viruses and your immune system can open the doors on a strategy to ease the symptoms and shorten the duration of a cold.

Is it a cold or the flu?
A cold is associated with the rhino virus and the flu with influenza virus. The symptoms are not exactly caused by the virus since many of us have the viruses without symptoms.

Instead, the symptoms of a cold or the flu are caused by an imbalance in our immune system in the presence of a trigger virus.

Symptom Cold Flu
Fever Rarely above 100.5 degrees F to 101 degrees F, and then only for a day or so Characteristic, high (102 degrees F to 104 degrees F); lasts three to four days
Headache Generally mild Prominent
General aches, pains Slight Usual; often severe
Fatigue, weakness Quite mild Can last up to two to three weeks
Extreme exhaustion Never Early and prominent
Stuffy nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore throat Common Sometimes
Chest discomfort, cough Mild to moderate, hacking cough Common; can become severe

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Reduce your exposure
The largest contributor to infection by a trigger virus is unwashed hands. Washing your hands with soap every few hours will reduce the chance for pathogens to gain access to your system. Equally as important as washing your hands is making sure they are completely dry. Then, use the disposable towel to open the door out of the washroom. Many ugly microbes lurk on door handles, usually from people who have not properly washed and dried their hands.

Next, disinfect surfaces that are shared by many people. For instance, the telephone brings you within kissing distance of hundreds or even thousands of people. Who knows what their hygiene habits were? In a typical day we may be exposed to germs from as many as 150 countries or more!

To the extent possible, avoid crowds, and try not to shake hands with people who obviously have a cold or flu. In addition, refrain from rubbing your eyes and nose. Other precautions include getting sufficient sleep, eating enough fruits and vegetables and being especially careful when around children. Why? Because they get between five and eight cold infections a year!

Chronic stress is like slow poison
Current research shows that stress can suppress your immune system, perhaps opening the door to a number of infectious diseases. Stress does not make you sick, says virologist Ronald Glaser. But it does increase your risk of being sick because of what it does to your immune system. There is particularly compelling evidence linking stress to colds and the flu. Although we are continually exposed to such trigger viruses, our immune system normally neutralizes their impact. But when a person is under emotional distress, these defenses can fail.

Your immune system may begin to overreact or not react in time to stop an infection when you are under stress. The source of the stress really does not matter. For instance, time pressure and an injury may seem like entirely different stresses to your mind but they are treated exactly the same way by your body.

Adaptogens build a strong defense against stress. Certain adaptogens such as Eleutherococcus have been proven to shorten the frequency, intensity and duration of trigger viruses that cause colds.

Can vitamins shorten infections?
Vitamin C and Echinacea are favorites for protecting against and even treating rhino virus infections. Russell Jaffe, MD, former director of the National Institutes of Health, recommends a loading dose of Vitamin C: one teaspoon of Vitamin C crystals every 15 minutes until you flush. By this, he means a complete bowel evacuation. After the flush, he recommends a daily serving of Vitamin C (for one month) that is equivalent to 75 percent of the amount it took you to flush.

Echinacea is used in a similar way. Significant medical research from Germany suggests that an hourly dose of Echinacea will reduce symptoms and shorten the duration of a virus infection. Taking a gram of Echinacea every hour for three days may even abort an infection that has already begun. Continue taking Echinacea three times daily for up to two weeks afterward to prevent a relapse.

Insulation and isolation
The best ways to protect against virus infections from colds and flu include:

Building up your system with the 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness
Reducing your exposure to trigger viruses through hand washing and other sanitary procedures

If you become infected, aggressive nutrition can restore balance to your immune system. Adaptogens and traditional remedies such as Vitamin C and Echinacea may shorten the course of an infection and provide quick relief.

Take Control of Your Health

Wash your hands every few hours and dry them thoroughly.
Aggressively apply the 10 Essentials; most especially, get your sleep.
Take a healthy foundation of nutrients:
A multiple vitamin and mineral supplement
An Omega-3 fatty acid supplement
Sublingual Vitamin B-12
Stress-busting adaptogens
Use traditional remedies:
Echinacea hourly for three days, then three times daily for two more weeks
Vitamin C flush, 75 percent of flush amount daily for one month

Take the Wellness Challenge.

Other health related articles.

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What To Do When You Have A Cold
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

There is just one way to treat a cold, and that is with contempt. Sir William Osler

Ok, so you have read all those articles about prevention, but now you actually have a cold. What do you do now? A quick review of the transmission of trigger viruses and the interaction between viruses and your immune system can open the doors on a strategy to ease the symptoms and shorten the duration of a cold.

Is it a cold or the flu?
A cold is associated with the rhino virus and the flu with influenza virus. The symptoms are not exactly caused by the virus since many of us have the viruses without symptoms.

Instead, the symptoms of a cold or the flu are caused by an imbalance in our immune system in the presence of a trigger virus.

Symptom Cold Flu
Fever Rarely above 100.5 degrees F to 101 degrees F, and then only for a day or so Characteristic, high (102 degrees F to 104 degrees F); lasts three to four days
Headache Generally mild Prominent
General aches, pains Slight Usual; often severe
Fatigue, weakness Quite mild Can last up to two to three weeks
Extreme exhaustion Never Early and prominent
Stuffy nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore throat Common Sometimes
Chest discomfort, cough Mild to moderate, hacking cough Common; can become severe

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Reduce your exposure
The largest contributor to infection by a trigger virus is unwashed hands. Washing your hands with soap every few hours will reduce the chance for pathogens to gain access to your system. Equally as important as washing your hands is making sure they are completely dry. Then, use the disposable towel to open the door out of the washroom. Many ugly microbes lurk on door handles, usually from people who have not properly washed and dried their hands.

Next, disinfect surfaces that are shared by many people. For instance, the telephone brings you within kissing distance of hundreds or even thousands of people. Who knows what their hygiene habits were? In a typical day we may be exposed to germs from as many as 150 countries or more!

To the extent possible, avoid crowds, and try not to shake hands with people who obviously have a cold or flu. In addition, refrain from rubbing your eyes and nose. Other precautions include getting sufficient sleep, eating enough fruits and vegetables and being especially careful when around children. Why? Because they get between five and eight cold infections a year!

Chronic stress is like slow poison
Current research shows that stress can suppress your immune system, perhaps opening the door to a number of infectious diseases. Stress does not make you sick, says virologist Ronald Glaser. But it does increase your risk of being sick because of what it does to your immune system. There is particularly compelling evidence linking stress to colds and the flu. Although we are continually exposed to such trigger viruses, our immune system normally neutralizes their impact. But when a person is under emotional distress, these defenses can fail.

Your immune system may begin to overreact or not react in time to stop an infection when you are under stress. The source of the stress really does not matter. For instance, time pressure and an injury may seem like entirely different stresses to your mind but they are treated exactly the same way by your body.

Adaptogens build a strong defense against stress. Certain adaptogens such as Eleutherococcus have been proven to shorten the frequency, intensity and duration of trigger viruses that cause colds.

Can vitamins shorten infections?
Vitamin C and Echinacea are favorites for protecting against and even treating rhino virus infections. Russell Jaffe, MD, former director of the National Institutes of Health, recommends a loading dose of Vitamin C: one teaspoon of Vitamin C crystals every 15 minutes until you flush. By this, he means a complete bowel evacuation. After the flush, he recommends a daily serving of Vitamin C (for one month) that is equivalent to 75 percent of the amount it took you to flush.

Echinacea is used in a similar way. Significant medical research from Germany suggests that an hourly dose of Echinacea will reduce symptoms and shorten the duration of a virus infection. Taking a gram of Echinacea every hour for three days may even abort an infection that has already begun. Continue taking Echinacea three times daily for up to two weeks afterward to prevent a relapse.

Insulation and isolation
The best ways to protect against virus infections from colds and flu include:

Building up your system with the 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness
Reducing your exposure to trigger viruses through hand washing and other sanitary procedures

If you become infected, aggressive nutrition can restore balance to your immune system. Adaptogens and traditional remedies such as Vitamin C and Echinacea may shorten the course of an infection and provide quick relief.

Take Control of Your Health

Wash your hands every few hours and dry them thoroughly.
Aggressively apply the 10 Essentials; most especially, get your sleep.
Take a healthy foundation of nutrients:
A multiple vitamin and mineral supplement
An Omega-3 fatty acid supplement
Sublingual Vitamin B-12
Stress-busting adaptogens
Use traditional remedies:
Echinacea hourly for three days, then three times daily for two more weeks
Vitamin C flush, 75 percent of flush amount daily for one month

Take the Wellness Challenge.

Other health related articles.

Start a health and wellness business. Here is your webinar invite for more information: Webinar Invitation.

Posted by
Terry L. Allison, Sr., #13134349 1 Star
Independent TriVita Affiliate Member
Skype: allisonmarketinggroup
Phone: 859-858-9246
Creator of Tomorrows Home Business Social Community
Automated Marketing
Staying Informed
Links