In an ideal world, every person would be able to get the vitamins and nutrients they need through their diet, however in a toxic world this is not always the case. There are many reasons for imbalanced or deprived nutritional states including disease processes such as celiac sprue, food sensitivities, medications, such as statins, antidepressants, diuretics, and corticosteroids, and an unhealthy diet of processed and genetically modified foods. To focus on improving your nutrition you should base your diet on real, nutrient-dense whole foods to better nourish your body. We require three things to survive – oxygen, water and food, but it is the nutrients in our food that determines if we thrive, so quality matters.
There are two types of nutrients in food that we need:
- Macronutrients: Protein, Carbohydrates & Fat
- Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals & other compounds required in small amounts
Even when we are careful about our diet and nutrition there is evidence that nutrient deficiencies may occur. There are some deficiencies that are more likely when consuming the Standard American Diet. We suggest you supplement wisely to avoid these deficiencies whenever possible, especially as you age. There are two distinct kinds of supplementation:
Maintenance & Therapeutic supplements.
- Maintenance supplements are basic micro-nutrients that are difficult to obtain in adequate amounts even in a healthy diet – like vitamin D, vitamin A, EPA, DHA and magnesium.
- Therapeutic supplements are designed to accomplish specific goals like treating a health condition, a nutrient deficiency, or specific symptoms
10, 21 or 28-DAY DETOX PROGRAMS:
Detoxification is often confused with a juice or colon cleanse, but true detoxification happens on a cellular level, and is not accomplished simply by drinking a liquid diet. For real, cellular-level detoxification, you must cause the organs involved in the process to work harder at clearing their waste. To this purpose, supplementation is often required, combined with an elimination diet that reduces exposure to toxic and inflammatory sources while you detox. For more in-depth information please see Detoxification.
ProLon® is a 5-day dietary program that nourishes your body while promoting rejuvenating changes, including supporting metabolic balance. The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet® gives the benefits of a fast while providing delicious food to help fight hunger and protect lean body mass. Get a trimmer waistline and the associated benefits of fasting without requiring ongoing lifestyle changes, such as long-term dieting. This diet is all whole plant-based foods, packaged for five individual days so it is very convenient. No special shopping required!
The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet is the first and only meal program that has gone through clinical trials at the University of Southern California and been patented for its healthy-aging effects. This easy 5-day meal program provides scientifically researched micro- and macro-nutrients in precise quantities and combinations that nourish you but are not recognized as food by your body and therefore mimics a fasting state. This results in an increase of the body’s own systemic production of new stem cells and if used regularly can promote a longer life.
VITAMINMED ANTI-INFLAMMATION PROGRAM:
VitaminMed Anti-Inflammation Program is an anti-inflammatory diet program designed to address underlying contributors of inflammation. The key factors addressed include improved dietary habits to help you transition to healthier meal planning and an improved quality of life. Research confirms that reducing inflammation enhances tissue regeneration. Studies have shown that reduced markers of inflammation lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Inflammation is the body’s way of responding to and protecting itself from infection, illness or injury. Your body increases its production of white blood cells, immune cells, and substances called cytokines. Acute (short term) inflammation includes redness, pain, heat, and swelling. Chronic (long-term) inflammation often occurs inside your body without any noticeable symptoms. This type of inflammation can drive illnesses like autoimmunity, diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease and cancer.
STRUCTURED SILVER WATER:
Structured silver water is the most advanced form of silver product on the market. This simple solution is alkaline and antimicrobial, destroying bacteria, viruses, and yeast. Silver’s elemental properties are toxic to pathogenic microorganisms while being non-toxic to healthy cells and good intestinal flora. Alkaline structured silver can be taken every day for prevention and will kill pathogens faster and more effectively than acidic forms of silver in side-by-side testing.
Silver has been used throughout history as a natural disinfecting agent, but newer forms of silver are more potent and very safe. Medicinal uses for silver have been well documented since late 1800’s. The use of silver for its antimicrobial benefits continues today. The problem, In the past, with colloidal and ionic silver was that they could accumulate in the body’s fat and cause a permanent discoloration of the skin called argyria.
Silver destroys germs (bacteria, viruses, yeast, and some parasites). These germs may be living in the pores (causing acne), in the vagina (causing vaginal and yeast infection), in an eye (causing pinkeye), in the digestive tract (causing gas or serious health problem), in a wound (obstructing healing or causing scarring), around a piercing (causing infection), on the cuticles (causing inflamed hangnails), on the lips (causing cold sores), in the bladder (causing bladder infection), on the toenails (causing odor or unsightly infections). It is safe for use both topically as well as internally.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound found throughout the entire cannabis plant. Unlike THC and other compounds in cannabis that produce a psychoactive effect (the high that marijuana is associated with), CBD is non-psychoactive. CBD products can be manufactured using either hemp or marijuana. When CBD is made from hemp, it is legal to purchase in all 50 states in the U.S. and the plant must contain less than 0.3% THC.
CBD works primarily by affecting the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Found in all mammals, the ECS regulates a wide variety of body functions such as mood, appetite, sleep, hormone production, and even nervous and immune system responses. It maintains balance and function for all the systems in the body.
CBD has been shown to have five key benefits in clinical studies.
- Reduce pain and inflammation. It does this without the serious side effects and addictive potential of opiate drugs.
- Relieve anxiety and depression. Studies have also show effectiveness with social anxiety, OCD, and PTSD
- Has anti-seizure properties. Studies have shown that CBD can successfully treat epilepsy with no side effects.
- It is antimicrobial. It has activity against viruses, fungi, and bacteria.
- It is anticarcinogenic. Several studies demonstrate that CBD is antiproliferative and proapoptotic and may inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion, and invasion.
CBD is available in several different forms, including capsules, vapor, flowers, liquid extracts, sprays, and topical salves and creams. The best route of administration will depend upon the use. Taking CBD internally using capsules or liquid is best for reducing pain and inflammation, whereas a topical cream is best for treating skin conditions and relieving musculoskeletal pain. CBD is a natural, safe and effective compound with a wide variety of clinical uses.