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July - December 2004
|What products do you recommend for Arthritus
relief. My husband is 52 and works as a house framer (very physical
work). His elbow, shoulder, hands have really started to ache in
the last year. He is also very sore and stiff every morning. thanks.
|As a natural health educator,
I must first say that if your husband smokes, drinks any caffeine
or soda or eats a lot of red meat, those things should be addressed
first or the arthritis will only continue to get worse no matter
what he does. One thing that is misunderstood about arthritis is
that it is caused by inflammation and if the inflammation is addressed,
then the arthritis does not need to be treated with pain killers
or anti-inflammatory drugs. Those items listed above can cause a
great deal of inflammation in the body.
Some of the inflammation-fighting nutrients
Enzymes such as food enzymes. We usually don’t get enough
enzymes from our foods unless we eat most of our food raw.
Vitamins and minerals. We all need a quality mult-vitamin.
Essential Fatty Acids. Again, most of us are not getting enough
of these from our foods.
By being sure that all of these things
are in the diet, inflammation is greatly reduced thereby eliminating
the need for the pain killers. Unfortunately, most men and many
women are not committed to maintaining this kind of program. Therefore,
there are things your husband can do that are more specific to
Everflex Tablets include glucosamine, chondroitin,
and msm. These are the most commonly researched supplements for
the benefits of arthritis. This product contains all three in
one supplement. This will not give immediate relief and should
be taken for at least 3 months before noticing significant results
as they help to rebuild the cartalidge that is being torn down
due to the inflammation.
Everflex Pain Cream is a topical product that will help with immediate
pain relief and can be rubbed on in the morning to loosen up the
Triple Relief capsules can be used during times of pain. The combination
in Triple Relief is a Cox-2 inhibitor such as Celebrex but without
the side effects associated with prescription Cox-2 inhibitors.
-Nicole Bandes, CHS 12/27/04
|I have a friend that has cholesterol
of 257 and needs some help. Could you tell me what herbs that she
Thank you very much
The best way to deal with
cholesterol is to be more specific. How you would work with high
triglycerides could be different than how you would work with
high LDL (low down lousy cholesterol) numbers.
In either case, a good place to start would
be with Red yeast rice and CoQ10. The Red yeast rice will help
to lower the cholesterol. In addition, anytime that someone is
taking a statin drug such as Lipitor or an herb that works in
a similar way such as Red yeast rice, they should also take CoQ10
because these products all decrease the natural CoQ10 in the body.
No matter what your course of action, be
sure to consult with a physician.
-Nicole Bandes, CHS 12/16/04
|I have been taking Vioxx
for the past several months. It was helping but now I'm afraid to
take another prescription. Is there a supplement that I can take
instead? -MaryAnn C.
Yes, there are
things you can do naturally to help prevent and alleviate joint
pain. First you will want to address the cause of the pain. Most
often, joint pain is caused by inflammation. Inflammation can
be reduced by managing your diet, pH balancing and supplementing
with essential fatty acids such as Super Omega-3. In addition,
you can use EverFlex tablets which are a combination of glucosamine,
chondroitin and MSM along with Devil's Claw. For immediate pain
relief, try Triple Relief capsules and EverFlex Pain Cream applied
-Nicole Bandes, CHS 11/15/04
was wanting to know what is the best product to take for high cholesterol?
I'm also starting a colon and body cleansing by nature sunshine
as well. Thank you for your help.
is a complex part of our physiology. It is actually very important
for us to have a certain amount of cholesterol which is the reason
it is produced naturally by our bodies. While doctors are often
telling us that we need to lower our cholesterol, they can sometimes
go too far in the opposite direction. Depending on the source of
the information, cholesterol should be around 200 to 225 but never
Yeast Rice is one of the most generally accepted herbs for lowering
cholesterol. Also be sure you are getting enough fiber on a daily
basis even once you have completed your cleanse.
you are taking an herbal product to reduce your cholesterol or
medication, you should also be using Co-Q10 as well. Products
that reduce cholesterol also reduce our normal levels of Co-Q10,
an important nutrient for our hearts.
Bandes, CHS, 10/19/04
you please tell me the difference between "Food Enzymes"
and "Proactazyme"? I am looking for a digestive enzyme
that will help me break down foods completely in order to maximize
the absorption of nutrients.
speaking, Proactazyme is a better maintenance enzyme. If you do
not currently have a lot of digestive problems and are just looking
to get on an enzyme for the benefits they offer or if you are vegetarian,
then this is a better choice. If you are looking for something to
work at improving digestion due to disturbances that you may be
having then food enzymes will work well for that.
said that, many people use food enzymes indefinitely as a maintenance
enzyme as well.
Bandes, CHS, 09/17/04
just have a simple question. Does Nature's Sunshine have a fertility
program to take to conceive? I have two years trying and my husband
and I haven't been successful. Thank you. -Monica
for Success by Kay Lubecke, National Manager with Nature’s
Sunshine for 26 years, these products may benefit those with infertility
Female Comfort and Vitamin E w/ Selenium to open blocked tubes.
Maca to balance hormone levels (both men and women).
Synerprotein twice daily. (A study done at Stillman College, Tuscaloosa,
AL found that high protein diets consumed by women, greatly increased
the probability of pregnancy. Another study showed that 95% of
infertile womena ate too many carbohydrates and not enough protein).
Pro-G-Yam 500 to increase progesterone levels as low progesterone
can prevent the egg from implanting in the uterine lining.
Citrus Bioflavonoids for adequate vitamin c levels to help hormone
Vitamin E w/ Selenium to increase sperm’s fertilizing power.
Men’s Formula – Contains lycopene which increases
sperm concentration, motility and normal sperm formation.
Zinc – 120 mg two times daily doubled sperm count after
Drink bottled water as chlorinated water causes sperm to be so
weak that they cannot penetrate the egg.
constipation is a concern (less than one bowel movement a day
is considered constipated) be sure to clean the colon.
of luck to you.
Bandes, CHS, 8/18/04
recently had a miscarriage and now trying to loose the weight that
I put on during that pregnancy. I would like to loose the weight
before I try to get pregnant again. What type of supplaments can
I use that would not interfer with trying to get pregnant but would
assist me in loosing the extra pounds? -Mary L.
is usually best to avoid trying to lose weight while trying to
get pregnant as the nutrients you may end up losing could inhibit
your ability to get pregnant and may be detrimental to the fetus
should you get pregnant while dieting. If you really feel it is
necessary, just do it the old fashioned way, eat right and exercise.
Bandes, CHS, 8/6/04
would like to know what product to take if you are concerned about
Cleanse with Paw Paw can be very effective against internal
parasites. It is a pre-packaged program from Nature's Sunshine.
Use one package, rest for 1 week and use another package to kill
any remaining eggs, larvae, etc...
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