How To Prevent and protect against The CoronaVirus as well as the many other known cold and flu viruses.
How do you protect yourself from deadly viruses and infections that are threatening your health, your family, your income, and your very life?
The recent Corona Virus scare has made the public very aware of their susceptibility to the spread of viruses - but the most current feared virus being the Corona Virus. The following information will equip you to prepare - not only for the Corona Virus, but all the cold and flu viruses that are already KNOWN to kill thousands of Americans every year.
As we've researched and listened to some of the most respected leaders in our healthcare profession (especially in the area of nutrition and alternative care), the following are the best recommendations that we have come up with for your protection:
As with any virus (or even bacteria or yeast), you need to prepare for the season by boosting your immune system. The best way to do this is to load up on probiotics and vitamin D. The most current research demonstrates the wider and more diverse your gut flora is populated with good bacteria - the healthier you will be.
Vitamin D is a known fat-soluble vitamin for boosting your immune system, along with many other health benefits. I recommend reading an article I posted on AbundantLifeHandW.com 7/22/19:
https://www.abundantlifehandw.com/blog (Scroll down to 7/19 to read article).
I urge everyone to be taking 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily. If you are monitoring your vitamin D levels with lab work, I like to target my patients around 100 (which is higher than the RDA guidance, but the research has demonstrated these RDA guidelines are nothing more than a joke...only recommending enough to avoid serious vitamin deficiencies, such as Rickets).
Learn about each product we recommend below or skip to the bottom for dosages and order information.
D3 Serum, Premier Research Labs .46 oz.
Welcome to D3 Serum: your reliable, rich, live source for the healthiest natural vitamin D3, free of toxic tag-alongs. The one vitamin D3 source that tests on to all 4 polarities for ideal cell resonance or best health;*
It's biofield is so strong, it cannot be stress-tapped off, even with 100+ stress taps.
Supports many body systems including healthy bone, nerves, heart, brain, lung, esophagus, breasts, colon, stomach, pancreas, prostate, uterus, ovaries, kidneys*
Studies propose ideal vitamin D3 intake should be 2000 IU/day. (I recommend a minimum of 5,000 IU/day, but optimally 10,000 IU/day)
Premier Nutrients Without the Risk
No magnesium stearate, a toxic oil proven to suppress the immune system
No animal glandulars with toxic tag-alongs and animal death hormones
No tablets with toxic tag-along binders and fillers
No excipients - highly questionable (often toxic) fillers and binders, called excipients, are commonly added to nutritional products
How can you get vitamin D?
Vitamin D is one of the few nutrients the body needs, that does not come from a wide variety of foods. Although salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna can deliver about 200 I.U./serving, they are not an adequate source of D3. After fortification, milk delivers only vitamin D2 - not D3, the real thing. Vitamin D2 is also added to fortified dairy products but does not function in the same way as D3. Vitamin D3 can be more than 3 times as effective as D2 in maintaining and raising vitamin D blood levels. Although vitamin D3 is more expensive to produce, it is clearly superior to D2. That’s why we only use D3 in our D3 Serum.
In fact, only one specific source of D3 has met all four of our criteria:
(1) it is live source,
(2) has no toxic tagalongs,
(3) tests onto all four polarities (for those of you who understand quantum energy testing), and
(4) it tests so strong that its biofield cannot be stress-tapped off even at 100+ stress-taps. (As a point of reference, we have found that the biofield of even the best organically grown American food typically stress-taps off at only 5 stress-taps.)
The body was designed to manufacture a sufficient amount of vitamin D simply by skin exposure to sunlight, which converts 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholecalciferol. Cholecalciferol in turn is hydroxylated at the liver forming 25(OH) D. At the kidneys, 25(OH)D is metabolized to the most active form of vitamin D 1,25(OH)2D3. Sadly, we as a nation do not spend much time in sunlight and when we do, our skin is mostly covered. As a consequence, most people have low levels of vitamin D3 which has initiated a ground swell of scientific research calling for increased daily vitamin D3 intake for all Americans.
In 1941, the RDA (recommended dietary allowance) of vitamin D was 400 I.U./day to prevent D deficiency and rickets. Today, scientists are calling for an increase in this daily intake, recommending 1,000 to 2,000 I.U./day. They believe these levels can best provide the support for the body’s critical vitamin D needs now identified to include immunological, vascular, cognitive, mucosal and reproductive health and more.
Experts now consider vitamin D3 blood levels less than 20ng/ml to be frank D3 deficiency, while 20-39ng/ml is still too low; 40-50ng/ml is considered to be reasonable but not ideal. At all of these levels, supplementation with D3 is recommended at 5,000 to 7,000 I.U./day for 6-8 weeks. Ideally, the individual would be re-tested every 3 months until their blood levels are in the ideal range (i.e. D3 levels greater than 50ng/ml but less than 60ng/ml).
Some experts believe the upper limit of vitamin D intake should be 2,000 to 10,000 I.U./day.* However, when vitamin D blood levels are greater than 200ng/ml, a toxic reaction could potentially lead to hypercalcemia/ hyperphosphatemia. Hypercalcemia is rare but could be triggered by D3 intake of over 50,000 I.U./day.
In published cases of vitamin D toxicity, intake was greater than 400,000 I.U./day. Common signs of hypercalcemia are anorexia, nausea and vomiting. Prolonged excessive intake could lead to calcification of the kidneys, heart and lungs.
Key Benefits of Live-Source Vitamin D3
Population groups with greater direct sunlight exposure or more vitamin D3 exposure, were found to have stronger immune function than those with restricted sunlight exposure.* Vitamin D3 receptors are known to exist on most immune cells and play a role in maintaining healthy immune cell maturity, differentiation and integration.*
Breast and Mucosal Organs
Research indicates optimal serum levels of vitamin D3 may be important in maintaining the best health of the cells of the breasts, lungs, colon, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, bladder, prostate, uterus, ovaries and kidneys.*
In a 3-year randomized controlled study, vitamin D3 and calcium supplementation promoted bone strength and reduced risk of falling in women aged 65 or older.* Vitamin D3 supplements were shown to support hip and non-vertabral bone health in a meta-analysis of twelve double-blind randomized controlled trials of 20,000 people.* Vitamin D is essential for healthy calcium metabolism; it promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorus uptake and can reduce urinary calcium excretion.*
Research indicates vitamin D may promote neural health by supporting healthy nerve conduction potential, antioxidant defense and neuronal calcium regulation.* High circulating blood levels of end-chain vitamin D3, 25- hydroxyvitamin D, were associated with nerve and myelin health in a study of 7 million U.S. military personnel, published in JANA, 2006.*
Higher levels of vitamin D were correlated with healthy mood and mental function in two studies of more than 300 elderly people.* Additionally, we now know that vitamin D receptors and vitamin D hydroxylation pathways exist in areas of the brain responsible for memory and cognition.*
Healthy blood vessel relaxation and blood flow are associated with ideal levels of vitamin D3. Healthy inflammatory response, antioxidant defense and cytokine production are associated with optimal blood levels of vitamin D as well.*
What is the D3 Source?
PRL D3 Serum comes from sheep lanolin. Pasture fed and pasture kept sheep from New Zealand with their exceptionally high standards of farming, keeping them in healthy peak shape. This D3 Serum is free from pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and all the other associated toxins that come from over intensive animal farming. As this is a natural source that provided a real high quality and vibrant D3 vitamin supplement.
D3 Serum– Ingredients
A Quantaceutical Dietary Supplement
.43 fl oz/bottle (12.6 ml) - Serving Size: 1 Drop (0.022 ml) - Servings Per Container: about 572
Vitamin D3 (1000 IU/serving) ........................................ 0.022 ml
Other Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol
Our Quality One Guarantee: No magnesium stearate (a toxic excipient), corn, milk, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Store in a cool, dry place.
Adults or children (age 4 and above): Take 1 drop daily with meals. If you are taking more than 2000 IU/day, it is recommended to have your blood levels monitored. If you are pregnant or lactating, consult a physician before use.
Premier Probiotic Complex 60 Vcaps
Premier Multi-Probiotic Cultures
• Advanced, broad-spectrum “good bacteria” for healthy intestinal ecology*
• 12 different viable strains of beneficial flora to support all major groups of health-promoting intestinal bacteria*
• Unique Japanese process using 92 different natural herbs and barks, cultured for 5 years to produce healthy, mature flora and highly bio-available nutrients
• Certified as 6.25 times stronger than any other lactic acid bacteria
• Ideal for all body types and ethnic groups
• Highly biologically available source of 10 vitamins, 8 minerals and 18 amino acids
• Fully “live” raw nutrient concentrate; not freeze-dried
• 59,000,000 CFU lactic acid bacteria/capsule
• 3-year shelf life
• Suppresses the growth of undesirable micro-organisms*
• Delivers significant amounts of four organic acids critical to enzyme synthesis and tissue rejuvenation*
• Helps reduce free radical synthesis. Compare With Inferior Probiotic Products
• No hibernating flora with only 2 or 3 strains
• Allergy-free: non-dairy base (milk-free)
• No animal-based ingredients
• Refrigeration recommended (not required)
Full-Spectrum, 12-Strain Beneficial Bacteria
Premier Colon pH and Ecology* New Research on “Good” Intestinal Bacteria
Premier Probiotic Complex (QPC) contains a full spectrum of living, beneficial bacteria. This formula is based on extensive research and has been in clinical use over ten years in Japan. In clinical trials, it has a proven track record to help eliminate bad bacteria from the colon and remove waste.
Healthy Intestines Mean a Healthy Body
The body functions as a complex bacterial ecosystem. Maintaining beneficial microbial balance throughout the gastrointestinal tract is vital to the stability of this ecosystem and essential to optimal health.
The colon contains from 3 to 4 pounds of bacteria. Over 700 types of intestinal bacteria are harmful while only 20 types are beneficial. To maintain good health, the colon needs a ratio of 85% health-promoting “good” bacteria to 15% or less harmful bacteria.
QPC contains the most effective lactic acid bacteria as found in the gastrointestinal tract that can inhibit the activity of harmful bacteria. Over time, using QPC can help increase a favorable ratio of beneficial bacteria over harmful ones. It is the world’s premier probiotic able to rapidly help bring about favorable intestinal microbial balance.
Unmatched Probiotic Performance
Each capsule of QPC contains 59,000,000 CFU of lactic acid bacteria with high amounts of four organic acids critical to enzyme synthesis and tissue rejuvenation. Thus, the survival of any individual can be enhanced by taking healthy probiotic cultures such as QPC.
QPC is the only probiotic containing the TH10 strain of friendly bacteria, specially developed by leading Japanese scientists. This formula received “The Best Product” award (1991) from the Japanese Dairy and Food Association and also the “International Best Alternative Medicine Gold Medal” (1998) at the World Congress and Exposition on Integrative Healing.
Conventional probiotics (dairy or vegetable origin) usually contain only one or two strains of good bacteria which promote only those strains of bacteria. They provide some help but are not capable of supporting all species of health-promoting bacteria for best health.
In contrast, QPC delivers 12 different strains of 100% live, beneficial lactic acid bacteria to support the best intestinal ecology. Many products use commercial milk solids as a base in their product. However, up to 80% of American dairy cattle are now infected with bovine leukemia, tuberculosis or downer cow syndrome.6 Using their dried milk as a base in probiotic products exposes consumers to risk of infection. In contrast, QPC is 100% free of milk (or dairy) products as well as toxic chemicals, and is a 100% vegetarian source, including vegetable-source soft gels.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Proprietary Fermented Culture............360 mg*
Fermented culture of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds containing prebiotics, enzymes, bacteriocins, trace amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids
Proprietary Organic Acid Blend..........1.9 mg*
Citric acid, lactic acid, formic acid, acetic acid
Lactic Acid Bacteria..................1 million CFU**
Bifidobacterium species (breve ss. breve, infantis ss. infantis, longum) Enterococcus Species (faecalis TH10), Lactobacillus Species (brevis, acidophilus, bulgaricus, casei ssp. casei, fermentum, helveticus ss. jugurti, plantarum) Strep. thermophilus
*Daily Value Not Established
~Ingredients are fermented and processed for three years using 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria. All strains may not be present in final product.
**At time of Manufacturing
Other Ingredients: Mountain Spring Water, safflower oil, beeswax, lecithin and vegetable softgel (tapioca processed from Manihot esculenta root, glycerin, carageenan and caramel)
Recommended Use :
Adults or children (age 4 and up): Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily. For special programs recommended by your practitioner, take up to 5 servings, twice daily, 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner (1 serving = 3 capsules). For best results, take on an empty stomach immediately upon rising in the morning and several hours before bedtime. For maximum benefit to the mouth, sinus and upper gastrointestinal tract, chew the V-gel to release its contents in the mouth, then discard the empty capsule. Taking larger amounts may have a mild laxative effect.
Although not required, refrigeration is recommended. Avoid exposure to extreme heat or direct sunlight.
Premier Nucleo Immune
Cellular Rejuvenation, DNA Repair and Increased Energy*
• A proprietary formula of nucleotide concentrate (highly bioavalable nano-protein RNA and DNA factors) with their essential phytonutrient synergists and co-factors
• Promotes rapid cellular rejuvenation, in-creased vitality, healthy immune system, protein support and DNA repair*
• 100% solvent-free vegetable capsules No toxic tablets or gelatin caps
• Excipient-Free: No binders, fillers, glues or other toxic tagalongs as found in tablets and gelatin capsules*
• The Premier Research Effect: When premier nutrients (exquisitely well-grown, free of toxic tagalongs) are combined together,
their effect is far greater than the sum of their individual benefits by a factor of 2 to 100-fold or more.
Premier Nucleotides is the first “nano-protein” delivery system devised to promote an instantaneous immune boost and increased vitality. Although nucleotides are also found in literally all protein-rich foods, they are not very biologically available. Premier Nucleotides is rich in nucleotides (which are nucleic acids derived from Saccharomyces boulardii) that have been purified, concentrated and specially processed to be highly biologically available. In addition, critical synergists, cofactors and essential transporters are all present to assure rapid uptake and utilization as well as efficient detoxification during the cellular repair process. During the cold and winter season, when you are feeling low, nothing strengthens the immune response and picks up your energy like Premier Nucleotides.
Benefits of Nucleotides
Dramatic Swiss research has shown that oral nucleotides can help:
• Boost your immune system*
• Improve circulation*
• Stimulate the brain’s memory neurotransmitters*
• Increase energy*
• Slow the aging process*
• Supports normal T-cell manufacture*
• Promote new skin cell growth and rejuvenation*
• Promotes neutralization of internal toxins*
Nucleotides are tiny building blocks of RNA and DNA, which are the blueprints for every cell in your body. Each of your trillion plus cells contains 6 billion nucleotides. These building blocks are stored in a very limited quantity in your liver. Trauma, surgery, immune challenges and other stresses can rapidly deplete the body’s stores of nucleotides. When depleted, rebuilding critical supplies of nucleotides to meet the body’s demands can take several days, if not weeks.
Nucleotides are fundamental nutrients like minerals which must be supplied from outside the body. They are found most abundantly in human breast milk. No other mammal has nearly the concentration that is found in human breast milk. Nucleotides in breast milk are essential to a baby’s developing immune system. When breastfeeding isn’t possible, a nucleotide-enriched formula is recommended. For young, healthy people, getting enough nucleotides from food may be possible, but as we grow older, this pathway becomes less efficient and our ability to absorb nucleotides decreases. Therefore, nucleotides in supplement form can provide an excellent solution.
Winning the Battle During the Cold & Winter Season
Research shows that nucleotides can provide significant support during the cold season. In research trials, nearly all patients reported positive benefits while taking nucleotides for cold season concerns including stresses related to sinus, ears, head pain, body temperature, mouth & throat, glands and muscle aches.
During immune challenges, if an extra source of nucleotides is available, billions of sturdy, fresh nucleotides can be absorbed by the cell to help fight back and put an end to immune stress.
Healing the Skin and More
The benefits don’t stop with boosting the immune system. Nucleotides can stimulate cellular growth and rejuvenation, including the skin. Even skin elasticity can be improved and skin wrinkling can be diminished by the use of nucleotides.
Strengthening the Immune System
Nutritional requirements are increased for the young and for people with weak immune systems. For many people whose immune systems are stressed, adding supplemental nucleotides to their diets may be just what they need to get back on the road to vitality.
Improved Circulation and Memory
Research shows nucleotides may improve circulation and peripheral nerve function. Enhanced RNA synthesis by nucleotides has been linked to increased energy levels and more efficient neutralization of internal toxins. Since nucleotides are capable of boosting the immune response, they may have many other far-reaching implications for helping those with a wide variety of other health concerns.
As people grow older, their immune systems often do not work as efficiently as they once did. Elderly people are more susceptible to immune concerns. Studies show that nucleotides can help boost the immune efficiency and function in older people and they may help patients with memory concerns according to D. Ewen Cameron of McGill University in Montreal. Nucleotides may help stimulate the synthesis of the brain’s memory neurotransmitters.
The Astronaut Boost
Astronauts returning from extended visits to space are prone to many physical challenges, including immune system stress, bone and muscle exhaustion. In a NASA-funded research project conducted by Dr. Anil Kulkarni at University of Texas Medical School in Houston, nucleotides are being added to supplement the diet of astronauts. His medical assistant, Nathan Hales, says, “It’s becoming of greater importance to NASA, as they project long-term 3-year missions to Mars, that we figure out a way to maintain the immune systems of astronauts and keep them healthy while they’re out there.”
A Longer, Fuller Life
Nucleotides may help us live longer, fuller lives according to the late English physician Max Oden. Nucleotides are now being used in infant formulas and in food supplements throughout Europe and even for astronauts to prevent immune stress, exhaustion and bone and muscle concerns.
Nucleotides have also been shown to enhance intestinal immune response as well as liver function. Studies also have shown nucleotide supplementation can help improve T-cell-dependent humoral immune responses, further supporting the importance of supplemental nucleotides.
Add Premier Nucleotides to your daily regimen for the best health and vitality.*
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings per container: 30
Nucleo-Pro Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 738 mg*
Organic Chlorella (whole) (Chlorella sorokiniana), Organic Kelp (whole) (Ascophyllum nodosum), Noni (fruit) (Morinda citrifolia), Organic Prickly Pear (leaf) (Opuntia ficus-indica), Yerba Santa (leaf) (Eriodictyon californicum), Beta-Sitosterol, Guar Gum, Organic Turmeric (rhizome) (Curcuma longa), Organic Tomato (fruit), Lion's Mane (fruiting body extract) (Hericium erinaceus), Protease, Amylase, Diastase, Apple Cider Vinegar, Pepsin (vegetarian source), Lipase, Lactase, Invertase, Cellulase
Nucleo-Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 mg*
Proprietary Nucelotide Blend [Min. 40% mixed 5'Ribonucleotides; Guanosine-5'-monphosphoric acid (GMP), Adenosine5'-monophosphoric acid (AMP), Uridine-5'-monophosphoric acid (UMP), Citidine-5'-monophosphoric acid (CMP)]
*Daily Value Not Established
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose Capsules
Adults or children (age 4 & up): Take 2 capsule, 3 times daily or as directed by a health professional. During the cold season, at onset, take 1 serving per hour, up to 10 servings daily for 3 days (1 serving = 2 capsules).
You can use this product for prevention (2 capsules, 3 times daily), or for use at the first signs or symptoms (such as a scratchy or sore throat, runny nose, headache, etc. - the first signs that signal that you could potentially be getting sick. In this case, immediately take 7 capsules, then follow up with the 2 capsules 3 times daily until you finish the bottle, or the potential infection has been neutralized (no further symptoms).
Colloidal Silver was the primary form of anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal treatment before the introduction of penicillin and antibiotics. Unfortunately with the use of antibiotics or penicillin, there is much destruction of the good, healthy bacteria in the gut, which actually causes a DECREASE in your immune health, and can actually be the cause of chronic yeast and candida infections, and many other chronic infections.
Colloidal Silver works by a different mechanism than antibiotics, and doesn't harm the good bacteria (probiotics) in your gut:
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Wishing you the very best of health,
Dr. John Filippini
Have you ever tried to balance your check book, and just couldn't get it to balance? You became so stressed out and upset, that you throw your hands up in disgust and walk away? But after sleeping on it, you calmed down, sat back down, and the answer seemed so obvious, that you wonder how you missed it in the first place?
What just happened? The emotional stress that you were experiencing triggered an autonomic nervous system response, which fired up a sympathetic (fight or flight) response. When this happens, it stops you from being able to think and reason clearly, shuts down your digestion, stops any healing processes going on in your body, and prepares you for a life-threatening response to the situation. Your body is thrown into a survival state, and your brain can't distinguish between a simple number being off (in your checkbook), or you being attacked by a mugger or assailant.
Now let's apply this to any type of chronic disease:
When I consult with a patient with almost any type of long-standing physical condition, we can usually trace the beginning of their disease process back to a point of great emotional stress. Of course, there are other types of stress that can trigger this response, such as chemical or toxic stress, infections, or even a physical injury. But in most of the cases, even with a physical or chemical stresser, there's an emotional component to it as well. This is called cellular stress.
All the cells in your body will retain memories. It was once thought that all our memories were stored in our brain, but after multiple attempts at dissecting various lobes of the brain, people still retained memories. But when the medical profession started doing transplants (such as new hearts, kidneys, lungs, etc.) many times the patient would experience memories, cravings, or personality traits of the previous owner. This demonstrated that the memories were being stored in the very cells of the tissues that had been transplanted!
Dr. Alex Loyd in his book "The healing code" expands on this concept, and explains how emotional stressers...dating back as far as infancy, can and are retained in all the cells of the body. If these are negative emotions (such as abuse, feelings of inadequacy, fear, etc.), they can have a subconscious effect on the cells of your body. This results in a continuous sympathetic nervous system firing, while shutting or slowing down the parasympathetic nervous system. If we think of the sympathetic nervous system as the gas peddle on a car, the parasympathetic nervous system would be the brake: It slows your heart beat, allows you to digest your food, and activates your healing and immune system.
Can you imagine what happens to a body that is constantly in a "fight or flight" response? You may suffer from chronic stress and adrenal fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, a thyroid disorder, diabetes, or any other effect from your immune system being shut down, and not having the ability to respond to an infection, injury, or even general maintenance of the tissue. One of the worst case scenarios is cancer!
This is why addressing any kind of a chronic disease HAS to have the cellular memories addressed and neutralized (if there are stored negative emotions in the cells). Once you understand this concept, you can re-activate your body's immune and healing system, and whatever treatment you are receiving will likely become "super-charged", getting you the desired healing response. (Or your body may just heal itself!)
As advanced as this psychological treatment might appear, this is an ancient biblical concept . In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus states: "Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of heart. And you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
A yoke (not the egg-type) is a piece of farm equipment used to bind oxen or horses together so they could both pull together in performing activities such as plowing, making the job easier for both of the animals.
What Christ was saying is "Let me help you share the load, or the burden". In other words, stop worrying and stressing over the things of this world, which will have little or no lasting consequences, and concern yourself with the things that truly matter...eternally. When you "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness", all these other things will be taken care of...or "added unto you". (Mt. 6.33)
Although this may sound like a "spiritual" recommendation, it has a profound effects on your health as well. There are 365 scriptures in the bible (if I'm counting correctly) that tell us not to worry, be anxious for anything, or stressed out - a verse for every day of the year! When a person invites Christ into their heart, there's a peace and joy that fills them, and begins a healing process that can heal any medical condition known to man.
But our natural tendency is to allow the world to conform our minds to its way of thinking...which is all about stress and worry. Rom. 12:2 tells us "Not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." which is done by cleansing your though mind with the word of God - teaching you to think the way God does. But if these stressers are subconscious, and we don't even know that it's happening, it takes a deep work of God's Holy Spirit to get into your heart and heal it. Without trusting and believing in God for this, your efforts will only have temporary and limited effects.
Although Dr. Loyd is not saying this is a mandatory part of healing (accepting Christ as your savior), the principals he uses in "The healing code" depends upon you having a healthy understanding of who you really are (not what others have told you) and who God says you are. Once you learn to transform your mind, it will reprogram the cells throughout your body and de-activate the constant firing of your sympathetic nervous system, and fire up your parasympathetic nervous system to allow your body to heal the way God designed it to.
I have seen amazing results with my patients that apply these "codes", and those that utilize them (as compared to those who don't) will typically heal from their disease process much more quickly...and permanently.
Wishing you and Abundance of Life and Health,
What does chronic sinusitis, post-nasal drip, auto-immune disease and digestive issues have in common?
The sinuses and the gut differentiate from the same embryonic tissue. As the gut develops, the sinuses migrate and develop into the skull . What that means is there's a very intimate connection between these tissues. When one becomes inflamed (i.e. the gut), the other will become inflamed as well. This is due to the release of cytokines. Cytokines are chemicals, similar to hormones, in that they communicate with the other tissues of the body. If the gut becomes inflamed from exposure to a certain type of food or infection, it signals the brain (as well as the other immune-regulating tissues in the body) to let them know of the potential danger and attack. These tissues will then go into a state of inflammation - gearing up for a battle. (This is what causes the symptoms of sinus inflammation and/or post-nasal drip.)
The problem with medical treatment for sinusitis: Antibiotics. Most doctors will prescribe antibiotics for sinus infections, post-nasal drip, or sometimes just for symptoms of a common cold. THIS IS A HUGE MISTAKE! Antibiotics kill off the normal, healthy gut flora/bacteria that your body depends on for maintaining its immunity. If you kill off that good bacteria with antibiotics, it leads to dysbiosis (abnormal levels of healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the gut), and causes "leaky gut" - an increase in the permeability of the small intestines.
Reducing gut inflammation and rebuilding the healthy gut flora (with probiotics) can eliminate chronic sinusitis, as well as boost your immune system. But in the case of mycobacterial infections in the sinuses, this will also need to be addressed.
Mycobacteria is different from normal bacteria, in that it lacks a cell wall for antibiotics or even your own immune system, to attach to in order to stop the replication. That's why antibiotics won't work, or are only short-lived. This results in chronic sinus infections that continue to worsen as you destroy your gut flora with antibiotics.
To learn more about your gut, visit our website at AbundantLifeHandW.com, and check out digestive disorders under "Conditions we treat". If you get that "gut feeling" that this may be geared towards you, give us a call or shoot us an email.
Best wishes for Abundant Health!
As with most health conditions, the best treatment for kidney problems is prevention. If you've ever passed a kidney stone, you're probably willing to do anything to prevent it from happening again. (It's been said that it's as painful as delivering a baby.) And if your kidneys are starting to have problems, which can lead to kidney failure, you will want to do everything in your power to avoid dialysis and the potential need for a kidney transplant.
But what about everyone else who has never experienced kidney stones or failing kidneys? Is there something that's not too inconvenient to help avoid future potential kidney issues? Would you believe that it could be as simple as drinking adequate amounts of water?
I'm surprised at how many patients I see that when I question them on how much water they drink, they think drinking 2 or 3 glasses a day is adequate...or simply drinking lots of soda or coffee! If you skip the rest of this article - here's what you need to know: You need to drink half your body weight (in pounds) in ounces of water daily. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you need to drink about 100 ounces of water every day. Coffee and soda does NOT count - and if you are a coffee or soda drinker, you need to add extra water intake to flush out and re-hydrate your body from the damaging effect these drinks have on your kidneys. The stronger the coffee, the more water you should add.
How do you know if you're not getting enough water? Chapped lips are a clue. If your lips are dry and chapped, and you're always using lip balm, the chances are that you're dehydrated. You can also do the pinch test: Pinch the skin on the back of your hand. Healthy hydrated skin should recoil almost immediately. If it takes several seconds to smooth out, the chances are high that you're not drinking enough water. (Obviously, skin elasticity decreases with age.)
A great habit to get into is to drink a couple of 16 oz. glasses of water as soon as you get up in the morning. You lose a lot of water throughout the night, and likely haven't had any water intake for at least 8 hours. This starts the day off right, and then you only need a few more glasses of water throughout the day to remain fully hydrated.
If your urine is dark, discolored or cloudy throughout the day, like it is first thing in the morning - you are likely not getting enough water. If you take vitamins (like vitamin C or B), it may be a darker yellow the first few hours of the day, but it should become clear throughout the rest of the day. If it's not...DRINK MORE WATER. If it's reddish or cloudy, this could be an infection. Consult a doctor for a urinalysis (preferably a functional medicine doctor, unless you want to end up on antibiotics). The same thing goes for burning with urination, frequent urination, or pain or itching. (Low back pain can also suggest kidney infection). If you are tender to a light punch/pounding just below the ribs on the back - called "Murphy's sign", this can be indicative of a kidney problem.
If you've had recent lab work performed, markers you can check that indicate possible dehydration are:
Hemoglobin (HGB)) - Levels above 14.5 suggest possible dehydration
Total Red Blood Cell count (RBC) - Levels about 4.5 suggest possible dehydration
Creatinine - Levels above .90 indicate possible kidney insufficiency
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) - Levels above 18.0 suggest kidney problems or dehydration
Sodium - Levels above 140 could suggest dehydration
Potassium - Levels above 4.50 could suggest dehydration
Chloride - Levels above 106 could suggest dehydration
Phosphorus - Levels above 4.0 suggest possible kidney dysfunction
Total Protein - Levels above 7.4 suggest possible dehydration
Albumin - Levels above 5.0 suggest possible dehydration
Homocysteine - Levels above 10.0 could suggest kidney disease
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) - Levels below 60 indicate kidney disease/failing kidneys
These lab markers are not meant to be interpreted individually, but as a pattern. If you suspect kidney disease or problems, consult a functional medicine doctor. There are lots of products that you can take to support your kidneys, as well as even REVERSE Chronic Kidney Disease/Failure. The first thing to do, however, is find out if your kidney issues are due to a poor diet, inflammation, liver problems, a leaky gut, dehydration, an infection, etc. That can only be done by a doctor of functional medicine. The medical approach is all the same: Medicate you until the kidneys fail, and then provide dialysis or a total kidney replacement. (Or antibiotics for a urinary tract infection.)
Your kidneys are your filtration system to excrete waste and keep your minerals balanced. They are vital to your health, and deserve whatever care it takes to keep them healthy. Simply drinking adequate amounts of water and getting regular exercise for circulation will do wonders for kidney health (like routinely changing the oil in your car). Do yourself a huge favor, and don't neglect this simple and important habit.
Wishing you Abundant Health.
When I see patients that have been trying to take care of themselves, many of them will boast that they are Vegetarian, Vegan, or "non-red-meat" eaters. Sometimes my patients will even ask if it's healthier to be on a "meatless" diet. Although there is plenty of research that indicates eating a vegetarian/vegan diet is healthier, I personally do not recommend this for most people.
There are many biblical based diets, such as the "Hallelujah diet", the "Daniel Diet", and just the plain vegetarian lifestyle, and I hear many people refer to this healthier way of eating as "God-ordained". This is where my skepticism comes into play. Does the bible ever forbid us from eating meat? Absolutely not! Yes, the Jews were told to not eat cud-chewing or two-hoofed animals, or fish without scales or fins (Lev. 11:3-10). (These prohibitions were later nullified in the new testament in Acts 10:15 and Col. 2:16) But even though we see Daniel and his three wise friends asking to be allowed to eat a vegetarian diet, this is very analogous to the results we see in research today that justifies a meatless diet. (More on this later.)
Nebuchadnezzar wanted his wise men to be fed with the king's meat and wine for three years, learn the new language of their captors, and then be brought before King Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel requested not to be "defiled" with this food, and asked to only be given vegetables and water. We're not told the specifics of the king's food, but it was very likely rich with sauces, breads and other delicacies, along with the meat and wine.
After 10 days, Daniel and his friends looked healthier than the others the king was feeding his diet to, so many have insisted that this meatless diet was what God had intended for a healthy diet to consist of. But there are too many other instances where God actually gives the Israelites meat to eat - starting back in the garden of Eden. Able was a herdsman, and offered up a burnt sacrifice (of meat and fat) to the Lord. How would he even know how to do this if he wasn't eating it himself, as well as the others?
God also commanded the Israelites to eat lamb during the Passover before they left Egypt, and then again provided quail for them in the wilderness. Would God provide something for His children, and even encourage them to eat it if it wasn't healthy? And why would He have designed us to be able to digest meat, as well as vegetables if we weren't intended to eat it?
So here's the problem with jumping to conclusions without having ALL the facts: We don't know why Daniel insisted that the king's foods would defile him - but there was obviously something in that diet that altered the complexion and made the people unhealthier looking than vegetables and water. Could it have been the sauces, breads and wine that caused that effect? We just don't know. (Unless Nebuchadnezzar's meats included pork and crustaceans.)
And even today, when we know that gluten (breads and pasta) are detrimental to many peoples health - Jesus ate bread, and even gave it to others! Doesn't that prove that just because people were allowed or encouraged to eat it thousands of years ago doesn't mean that it's healthy?
Consider this: The bread they ate 2,000 and plus years ago were first of all sun-baked - not oven baked at high temperatures. (This alters the wheat, making it even more difficult to digest.) And today, due to hybrids, the gluten content of wheat has increased substantially (because food corporations LIKE the texture it provides, and encourage farmers to use high-gluten seed for growing grains). On top of that, gluten is typically added to breads and pastas which causes intestinal problems with many people, and even provokes auto-immune disease. (That's to say nothing of the glyphosate they saturate it with!)
My point is that our food has changed today. So we don't want to judge something as being bad for our health based on the foods people ate back in biblical times (or if you believe in evolution - the caveman diet). Our food is now processed, has many additives, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals and things that are NOT good for us.
Therefore, when studies are done on vegetarians vs meat-eaters, we have to ask ourselves: "Did they eat grass-fed beef, wild caught fish, and organic range-free chicken, or did they feast on McDonald's and Long John Silver's diets that are filled with additives, oils, hormones and antibiotics known to be bad for our health?" And how can you compare a Seventh Day Adventist with someone eating the Standard American Diet, where their faith requires them to be free from smoking and alcohol, maintaining healthy lifestyles and even exercising regularly? People who are Vegetarians/Vegans are typically people more concerned about their health, and do many other beneficial things for themselves, other than just avoiding meat in their diets.
Dr. Mark Hyman just did an interview with Chris Kressor that talks about the erroneous conclusions that many dieticians and doctors are coming to, based on inadequate clinical trials that have compared meat eaters with non-meat eaters. If you are interested in watching it, here is the link.
The bottom line is this: If you like meat, you can eat it in moderation - but avoid the antibiotic and hormone-fed animals. Yes, organic meat (and wild-caught fish) costs more...but isn't your health worth it? (Especially if you still get to eat something you truly enjoy!)
Wishing you Abundant Health,
Something I've taken notice in my elderly patients as they cross that 60's milestone (including myself), these folks have given up on the grandiose idea of ever looking or feeling like they did in their 20's or 30's. If they haven't attained their high school weight, if they're suffering with chronic disease, aches and pains...and even life threatening illness - their goal changes from looking and feeling young again to that more in lines of preserving what they have left.
But even at later stages in life, when people are willing to make some strategic lifestyle changes, begin exercising regularly, detox the hundreds of toxins they've accumulated in their bodies through the years...and yes - even change their diet, life can be much better.
But there is a positive note to growing older. (And I believe this far outweighs all the deterioration that's going on in the body.) That's the changing outlook on life. In our younger years, life's pursuits tend to be focused on material gains: Having a nice house, a fancy new car, all the latest gadgets...even saving up for a long and comfortable retirement. As we get older, that focus begins to change to preserving our health, for one - to be able to enjoy the activities that we CAN perform, and be around for our kids and grand kids.
But as II Cor. 4:16 states: "For we do not lose heart. For although our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day". If we let Him, God is preparing us for transition from this temporal and decaying world to one of an eternal one...with new bodies that never grow old or get sick. These fading material things become less and less important, and the things that are truly of lasting importance (such as relationships, loving, giving, and growing closer to God) become our main focus in life.
What's truly amazing is that as we focus on the important, and less on the trivial and fading things of life, we begin to enjoy all these things all the more...including better health. It's too bad we can't all learn this lesson earlier in life!
"Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." (Mt. 6:33)
Wishing you abundant health (and life),
Trying to give up certain foods may seem impossible, because your cravings for them are so intense. But is this merely an emotional addiction...or is there an actual physiological component to it?
If you are a coffee drinker, and try to give it up for a period, you might notice you experience headaches, agitation, and even shakiness. This tells you that you have a physiological dependence or addiction to that black heavenly brew. The same goes for sugar. Trying to break the sugar craving can be as difficult as stopping smoking. This however, is due to a different mechanism. Coffee contains caffeine - a chemical stimulant that can cause a physiological dependence. Sugar, however, creates a metabolic reaction, causing the pancreas to secrete insulin to get the sugar into your body's cells, but at the same time, triggers the pleasure center in your brain - which is very similar to other types of addictions.
But there are two other common foods that most people are completely unaware of the physiological effect on their brain and body: Dairy and Gluten. Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and kamut. Dairy contains two proteins: whey and casein. Casein - in dairy, and gluten - in grains, can both cross the blood-brain barrier. Once they do, they are termed "caseinomorphine and gluteomorphine".
The reason these proteins have the "morphine" attached to their names is due to the physiological effect that it has on the brain. It stimulates the "morphine" receptors and can have the same addictive response as heroine or other narcotics. In other words, coming off of these addictive foods can not only stimulate severe cravings for them, but cause physiological reactions such as headaches, nausea, insomnia, irritability, and other symptoms.
There are lab tests that can be performed to determine if these proteins are crossing your blood-brain barrier, stimulating this type of response. But just as important, these tests can detect if your body is having a response from them, causing damage (or increased anti-bodies) to other tissues. You see, it's not the addictive nature of these proteins that are so detrimental to your health, but the immune response that it has against your own tissues. For example, Crohn's or Celiac disease is an auto-immune response to the gastrointestinal tract. But any tissue in your body can be erroneously targeted as the "enemy" by your immune system: The thyroid, pancreas, skin, lungs, bone, stomach, intestines, etc.
Most people aren't willing to put in the effort to get these foods out of their diet until they experience pain, disability, or life-threatening disease. But with the incidence of auto-immune disease on the rise, why wait to experience full blown symptoms and disease when you can detect and prevent it today?
Don't wait to see a functional medicine practitioner if you have this concern!
Wishing you Abundant Health,
Dr. John Filippini
I get asked quite frequently by my injured, overweight or elder patients "What kind of exercise can I do to build up strength without hurting myself?" As I've grown older myself, I've had to modify my own exercise routine (which used to consist of weight training 2-3 times per week), and I think you are going to be thrilled with what I've discovered:
Isometrics! Now before you tune me out and write this off as "too simplistic", please hear me out. This 5 minute work out is not intended to bulk you up, but merely strengthen and tone your muscles. Yes, it will build a little muscle, and if you do longer sessions, isolating each muscle group, you can actually add muscle mass!
One of my colleagues used isometrics to put on 10 pounds of muscle mass in only 8 - 10 weeks. But he was doing about 15 minutes per day (the animal!), but he broke it up throughout the day to focus on different muscle groups. You can do these almost anywhere, whether it's at home, at work, the bathroom...anywhere you can take a 5 minute break.
How I do it: I stand in front of a mirror so I can see which muscles I'm trying to isolate (which is ALL of them), and starting out at about 75% maximum, I gradually build up to 100% contraction. I hold my arms out to the side, contracting the chest, abs, lats and back muscles, as well as my thigh and glut muscles. I squeeze as hard as I can for 30 seconds, and take a 30 second break in between while I brush each quadrant of my teeth while I'm getting ready for work. This allows me to do 5 sets of contractions, and by the time I'm done, I'm breathing hard and fully awake for the day.
When I'm fully contracting, my body shakes, but I don't hurt anywhere while I'm doing it. You WILL feel muscle soreness the next day, however, if you're doing them correctly. But since giving up weight training, I haven't injured myself anymore, my muscles are tone, and with proper diet and a simple walking program, it's easy to shed pounds and easily maintain a healthy weight.
You can focus on you thigh and ab muscles even sitting down...or while you're sitting in traffic. If you want to get really aggressive, you can push against walls, hold a squatting position, or isolate any muscle you want to tone up. Just be careful when you're pushing against immovable objects, because you can overdo it and hurt yourself. When you just resist against you own body's antagonistic muscles to balance the contraction, it's very difficult to hurt yourself.
Try it! What do you have to lose, other than a few inches, a sagging body and poor self-esteem? And who can't fit in just 5 minutes a day? NO MORE EXCUSES!!!
Chronic headaches, sinus infections and allergies are usually traced to the gut. When the gut becomes inflamed, due to exposure to certain foods, bacteria or other toxins, it releases cytokine messengers to alert the rest of the immune system that it's under attack. These other tissues can then respond with inflammation and symptoms that you would never guess originated in the gut. Treat the gut...heal the brain (along with many other tissues and organs).
As a functional medicine practitioner, one of the most common deficiencies I find in my patient's lab work is low vitamin D - 25(OH). And what's frustrating is the fact that many of these patients have been told by their M.D.'s that they are within normal range...even when they're in the low 30's and 40's.
Even though these numbers may fall within the "normal" range, as we increase these levels, I've seen remarkable changes in my patient's health. What should vitamin D levels be at? I like to get my patients as close to 100 as possible, and some practitioners will shoot for even higher levels - closer to 150!
Why is vitamin D so important?
Insufficient vitamin D levels can cause:
It's amazing how this one vitamin deficiency can be the underlying culprit of so many symptoms and disease processes. But just as amazing is how easily these problems can be resolved - or better yet, avoided, simply by supplementing your diet with sufficient vitamin D intake.
How much vitamin D should a person take?
We are actually supposed to produce our own vitamin D when we're exposed to sunlight. But even here, in sunny California, it doesn't seem to be enough. I don't know if it's attributed to our poor Standard American Diet, or possibly all the toxins we're exposed to, somehow effecting our vitamin D synthesis. (The average adult has been documented to have over 700 toxins in their system...many of which are carcinogenic.) But I've only found 2 patients over the past 10 years of lab testing that had healthy levels of serum vitamin D...and they were already supplementing with high doses.
Foods that are rich in vitamin D
D3 (from sun exposure and meat products) is substantially more effective than D2 (found in plants) in raising your vitamin D levels. Wild salmon, herring, sardines, cod, trout, mackerel, shrimp, oysters, canned tuna, egg yolks, mushrooms, milk and cheese (which I highly recommend organic, if you must drink milk), soy milk (which I discourage my patients from, as soy is an endocrine disruptor, and can cause hormonal problems), almond milk, liver, ham, and other "fortified" foods (orange juice, dairy, cereal, etc.), pork chops, beef and chicken all contain higher levels of vitamin D. But even if you are eating these foods regularly, I would challenge you to have your serum vitamin D levels checked...especially if you are experiencing any of the symptoms or health disorders described above.
Foods that are "fortified" are usually processed or pasteurized, which destroys their natural vitamin content. So to be considered healthy and nutritious, large food corporations add synthetic vitamins to make it sound healthier. Synthetic vitamins are not recognized by the body the same as natural occurring vitamins...but that's for another time.
If you are supplementing your diet with vitamin D, I typically start my patients on 10,000 iu/day (as well as taking that much, myself). If you are "lab low" in vitamin D (below 35), have your doctor monitor your lab work every 3 months until you get up as close to 100 as possible. If you go above 100, you can back off to 5,000 iu/day. Yes - your M.D. will freak out if he/she sees your vitamin D above 80 - but that's OK. It's YOUR health - not theirs. And unless your MD has had post-graduate training in nutrition, they will likely know nothing about nutrition (other than what the drug and pharmaceutical companies teach them). Too high vitamin D levels are rare, and usually require long-term VERY high doses of supplementation. You won't get too much vitamin D from simply eating vitamin D rich foods.
Symptoms of too high vitamin D levels (typically not found in levels below 300) include: Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, forgetfulness, and slurred speech, among others. But again, you would have to be on very high doses of supplementation for a long time. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and it can therefore build up in your system. But compared to the risks of low vitamin D, getting too much should not even be a concern.
Wishing you Abundant Health,
John Filippini, D.C.
Place a glass of water next to your bed at night and work up a healthy amount of saliva, then spit it into the glass. If the spit forms tentacles sinking down in the water, this indicates the presence of candida.