Posted By Andrea Purcell, ND,
Friday, March 9, 2012
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
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As we age, trauma from injuries accumulates in the connective
tissue of our bodies, specifically, the ligaments, tendons and joints.
As one joint becomes injured it affects the surrounding joints and then
multiple joints frequently become involved. A good way to think about
the joints is like the tires on a car, tires need to be rotated, checked
for air, and replaced when they get worn down. This is exactly what
happens to our joints. The goal with prolozone therapy is to keep the
joint functioning as long as possible without having to replace it. In
this example, we are working with the healing ability of the body to get
as much mileage out of the joint as possible.
we age declining hormone levels can exacerbate the damaged areas, due to
a decrease in muscle mass and less elasticity inside the joint. This
places additional stress on the joints causing pain syndromes that
reflect a lifetime of repeated injury and internal joint breakdown.
a joint is injured, ligaments become over stretched and loose. In an
effort for the body to maintain function, muscles become tight and go
into overwork or spasm.
Low back Pain:
Low back pain is often caused by repetitive strain of the
ligaments of the lumbar spine and the sacroiliac joint; this is one of
the most common injuries that people sustain. An unstable sacroiliac
joint affects the entire spine and aggravates most back pain including
sciatica. Prolozone is extremely effective at healing back pain caused
by sacroiliac injuries.
There are two main areas that require assessment in low back pain and both may be involved.
1) Sacroiliac ligaments are the most frequent cause of
unresolved chronic low back pain in patients. Prolozone is very
effective is stabilizing low back pain from the sacroiliac ligaments.
2) Lumbar spine and disk injuries. These require careful assessment as pain may be from several areas.
Note from Dr. P:
*Pain syndromes can be corrected with naturopathic medicine, proper hormone restoration, exercise and prolozone.
*Prolozone is effective at eliminating back pain, and healing injuries.
*Prolozone repairs the stretched and unstable ligaments and damaged connective tissue.
the ligament strength is restored, the muscles relax; this decreases
pain and increases range of motion. Then specific exercises need to be
performed to stabilize the joint.
Patients often have MRI's and
X-rays and we ask that you bring your reports to your visit. If you have
films or CD's bring them also. Reports indicate if spinal degeneration,
herniated disks, joint damage and arthritic changes are mild, moderate
or severe. We assess these carefully looking for the significant areas
that can be treated effectively.
Conditions successfully treated:
Upper back pain
-Be Healthy, Happy & Holistic
Posted By John Gannage, MD,
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
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1. DRINK WATER. There is not a more important, or
inexpensive, endeavor physically than replenishing our bodies of clean
water. All of our systems require water to function optimally - our
cells bathe in it, wastes and nutrients flow because of it, our
detoxification systems rely on it, digestion is impaired without it. At
times chronic headaches and low back pain are related to water
deficiency. We are 80 % water in our physical makeup. Two litres per day
for most people is required; or take your weight in pounds, divide by 2
and drink that amount in ounces (e.g. a 150 lb woman would drink 75
ounces daily). I suggest avoidance of chlorinated drinking water.
Re-mineralized reverse osmosis is a good choice.
2. A SALAD A DAY.
At my clinic I routinely conduct a diet review with all new patients. I
consistently find, especially in patients that are chronically
fatigued, chronically pained and/or chronically constipated that, not
only is their water intake diminished, consumption of fresh fruits and
vegetables is much reduced. North American diets are horribly inundated
with refined, packaged, nutrient poor foods, white flour and refined
sugar. Eliminate these, and replace them with fiber, nutrient dense
leafy greens and other vegetables. For those that have a challenge with
gas and bloating from fruits and vegetables, a reasonable approach is
to start with steamed vegetables. A useful intervention is digestive
support, as with enzymes, during meals, and avoidance of food
3. CHOOSE ORGANIC. Organic food
has made its way into the marketplace for healthy reasons. Foods high
on the food chain concentrate chemicals and hormones in their tissues,
and yet we require many such foods for optimal nutrition balance. The
dominance of hormones in our food supply accumulates progressively in
our own tissues, leading to problems with reproductive tissue structure
and function, and ultimately to the worst kind of pathology: cancer.
Antibiotic use in livestock takes place at a huge cost to human health,
affecting bowel flora balance and contributing to reduced
effectiveness of antibiotics when required to fight life-threatening
infections (i.e. antibiotic resistance). Organic food has been shown to
possess 40% more nutrients than non-organic counterparts, since
chemicals negatively impact soil richness. In Canada, our largest
exposure to pesticides comes from our standard diet. One's greatest
defense against environmental toxicity in general is nutrients. Our
diets, therefore, must be sources of nutrients, not chemicals.
4. PAY ATTENTION TO SYMPTOMS.
Ignore, or worse suppress, symptoms at your own peril. Headaches,
bloating, gas, fatigue, muscle pain, frequent colds, skin rashes and so
on are all signs of an underlying disturbance calling out for
correction, not mere suppression. Track symptoms, listen to your body,
and learn to describe them in detail to a health provider who will
listen. The greatest amount of information about one's health comes not
from lab tests or scans, but from symptoms interpreted meaningfully.
5. BE KIND TO YOUR LIVER.
Sub-optimal liver function lies at the core of many medical symptoms.
It is an organ with multiple roles, from detoxification, to digestion,
to hormone metabolism, to regulator of circulation. Being kind to the
liver means avoiding undue exposure to chemicals, both in the diet and
around the household. It means paying attention to healthy intestinal
function, thereby reducing bowel toxicity and autointoxication. It means
using probiotics routinely, and other supplements, particularly
antioxidants and herbs, that are therapeutically supportive to liver
functions. It means understanding Eastern medicine concepts detailing
the liver as an emotional organ, and its connection to anger.
6. PRACTISE ACTIVE LIVING.
Exercise has innumerable health benefits, for mood and sleep, for
immune system strength, for cardiovascular function, for sweating and
detoxification. A sedentary lifestyle is a choice for chronic medical
conditions, and the options for inactive living are far too accessible.
Computers, television and video games, combined with unhealthy snack
foods and drinks, have assisted the development of our current pediatric
obesity epidemic. Over 50 % of adult Ontarians are overweight and
obesity is now recognized by experts as the second-leading preventable
cause of death after cigarette smoking. For most of us, overweight or
not, active living can also mean taking the stairs, raking the leaves,
parking further away, or not driving at all. It is time to get back to
active living, to get off the couch or desk chair, and to breathe some
fresh air outdoors.
Posted By Jeffrey Morrison, MD,
Monday, December 19, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
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During the month of December and before the end of the year, let’s
take this opportunity to appreciate the wonderful things we have in our
life and consider modifying certain personal behaviors that may have
adverse affects on our health. I am presenting you today with ten
practical health-improving strategies for you to consider incorporating
into your home and family life in 2012. Consider using this list as a
home health inventory. Some of these suggestions are items to remove
from your pantry, some are items to
add to your home, and some are to
debunk nutrition myths. I hope that you find these strategies useful,
helpful and above all, promoting health and wellness for you and your
Items to remove from your kitchen / home:
Plastic Bottles and plastic containers: Plastics are known endocrine
disruptors, which means they interact with hormone receptors, possibly
making a person more susceptible to precocious puberty or hormone
related cancers. Food and liquid stored in plastic can absorb plastics
during the heating process, which can occur when they are heated in a
microwave oven or if they become hot in a car or storage container.
Instead, store food and liquids in glass or ceramic containers. If you
must use plastic, choose the ones with recycle numbers – 1, 2, 4 and 5
2. Aluminum or Teflon cookware: Aluminum is a metal that can leach
into food during cooking. Aluminum has been associated with
neurodegenerative conditions. Also, Teflon cookware is made from a
Fluoride containing toxic chemical called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
that can leach into food when the surface is scratched. Consider
cooking with cast iron, pyrex or stainless steel instead.
3. Canned Tuna: Tuna is a large predatory fish that is known to
bio-accumulate mercury in its fat. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and
causes autoimmune reactions. Replace tuna or canned tuna with canned
4. Antibacterial soap: The main ingredient in antibacterial soap is
triclosan, an endocrine disruptor and pesticide. Prolonged use of these
soaps has been implicated in causing drug resistant bacteria and adding
to hormone related health problems. Use glycerin or castile soap, both
of which clean our skin very well.
5. Cool Mist humidifier: During the winter, ambient air humidity is
low leading to a variety of irritating health conditions such as dry
skin, dry sinuses and increased susceptibility to colds. Adding humidity
to the air can be very helpful to prevent these conditions. Rather than
using a cool mist humidifier, which is susceptible to mold, and
bacterial growth, instead boil water or use a warm mist humidifier.
Items to add to your home:
Broad Leaf Plants: Plants are natural air purifiers and make attractive
home decorations. Choose plants with the best air filtering affects,
such as: peace lily, rubber plant, Boston fern, and weeping fig.
2. Water Filter: It is well known that New York City has very clean
water at its source. By the time that water gets to your tap it has
picked up sediment and heavy metals from pipes, as well as bacteria and
parasites. Chlorine is added to the city water to kill the bacteria and
parasites. An under sink or counter top water charcoal filter can help
to remove a great deal of this unwanted contaminants.
Debunking nutrition myths:
Beef is bad for you? It is well known in nutritional science that when
cows eat grains, which are not natural in their diet, the beef has very
high levels of the inflammatory chemicals called arachidonic acid, which
can contribute to heart disease. When cows are raised eating only
grass, which is their natural diet, the beef has very low levels of
arachidonic acid and levels of Omega-3 fatty acids that rivals Alaskan
salmon. Grass fed beef can be a healthy part of your diet.
2. Egg Yolks are unhealthy? Chickens that are raised on grains, which
are not in their natural diet, produce egg yolks high in arachidonic
acid, which causes inflammation in our bodies. When chickens eat a diet
that consists of seeds, bugs and even green plants, their eggs yolks are
high in DHA, which is an omega-3 fatty acid and anti-inflammatory. You
can tell a healthy egg yolk by its deep orange color and creamy taste.
3. Milk is essential for strong bones? While it is true that milk
contains a good amount of calcium, about 250mg per cup, some adults and
children are on a milk free diet due to dairy allergy. There are many
other options to get calcium for people looking for non-dairy options.
Some examples include: almonds, about 400mg per cup; Salmon, 360mg per 6
oz; dried figs, about 270mg per 10; and broccoli, about 178 mg per cup.
Milk has been implicated in causing food allergies and rashes in
children, so they do have non-dairy options to get their calcium.
hope you have found this information useful. Please visit visit my
website, www.morrisonhealth.com for more nutrition information and to
follow my blog.
Jeffrey A. Morrison, M.D. is a practicing
physician, founder of The Morrison Center and The Daily Benefit Program,
an award-winning author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind
and a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine. Visit,
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Posted By Andrea Purcell, ND,
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Many of the patients who come to me initially do not have good diets.
They may be too busy to shop and prepare meals, or not know how to
prepare healthy food on the go. By the time someone ends up in my office
they have a medical necessity and are in desperate need of a dietary
turnaround for their health.
If someone has been eating poorly,
I try to make food adjustments that are better but not perfect so as
not to overwhelm him or her. In light of that attempt on my part,
occasionally when I present a person with an individualized food plan
they may become overwhelmed. This depends on the individual. For some,
dietary changes are exciting and for others they can be down right
In this blog I am enclosing my 8 food tips to help someone shift towards a new dietary practice. Read on…
Start slowly: Read over the entire food plan and go on a shopping field
trip to the local health food store, farmers market, or Trader Joes.
Browse through the aisles; compare what the plan says to what you see on
the shelves. Check out the vegetables, which ones would you normally
bring home, try something different.
2) Focus on breakfast: Read
the food plan and incorporate changes to your typical breakfast routine
each morning during week one. Do not change lunch or dinner until the
following week. Really work at becoming familiar with your new breakfast
3) Simple and delicious: Keep meals simple but hearty.
For example plain quinoa flakes can be dressed up with chopped apple,
walnuts, flax seeds, stevia and cinnamon.
4) Invest in a good cookbook: Check out my cookbook,Feed your Cells!
What can I say I’m biased, for years my patients asked me to recommend a good cookbook and I couldn’t so I wrote my own.
5) Get Inspired! Ever go to a restaurant, have a fantastic meal and try to re-create it at home? Well do it!
Think Positive: Instead of feeling deprived, think about how all of the
new adventures in vegetables that you are having is helping your body
to detoxify and ward off cancer.
7) Make one meal go a long way.
You will read about this in my cookbook but there should always be
leftovers for lunch. I will cook a pot of lentils on a Sunday and have
them over quinoa and spinach for breakfast and lunch for two days in a
row. That saves a LOT of time.
8) Transition from fake to real.
Ask yourself does this food grow out in nature? Have I seen this food on
a farm? If the answer is yes, then it is probably real. Real food gives
Note from Dr. P:
Remember when you were a kid and
learning to ride a bicycle? You didn’t ride that bicycle perfect the
first time you tried. For some reason when we become adults we do not
give ourselves the compassion of trial and error. We become impatient
with ourselves when something is difficult. Healthy eating is a
necessity, you pay now or you pay later. When you are ready to embrace
good health, the path reveals itself. Adapting to a new way of eating
and adopting new food behaviors take time. Try to break it down into
bite size pieces and before you know it you will be shopping, cooking,
and eating healthy, nutritious food. Looking for healthy recipes?Buy my book
-Be Healthy, Happy & Holistic
Posted By John Gannage, MD, MCFP, DH,
Monday, August 8, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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medical community has recently seen a raft of literature instructing
"aggressive” management of hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol
(the Big Three). The basic premise is to diagnose early and treat early,
while at the same time lowering the upper limits of acceptability for
these conditions. The aggressive intervention leads to polypharmacy,
where a single one of these conditions is best managed with more than
one medication, as conventional medical literature now recommends. In
other words, if you have high blood pressure, your doctor has been
instructed that control best comes from prescribing two medications. The
goal is to reduce risk of death and morbidity due to heart disease,
stroke and other complications.
same literature often addresses lifestyle change, including nutrition
considerations, as a footnote usually towards the end of a long article
(similar to the proportion allocated to this topic when I was a medical
student 25 years ago). Make no mistake: these three conditions do
require the respect they deserve as risk factors for heart disease, the
number one killer in North American society. But what do they have in
common beyond the espoused aggressive management, and cardiac risk?DIET, INSULIN AND METABOLIC SYNDROME
line therapy in the management of these conditions comes through
alteration of lifestyle habits - related to diet, exercise, and stress
management. The fact that these conditions can be managed with a similar
unifying approach tells us something about their commonality related to
cause and biochemistry. The average North American diet, self-indulgent
and high glycemic, triggers an insulin response that is
self-destructive in many aspects. Consistently high levels of insulin,
in and of itself, are damaging to the walls of arteries, leading to
hardening and degeneration. Insulin is a fat-making hormone, explaining
the relationship of each of the Big Three to obesity in many cases. In
fact, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease, along with gout
and hormone disturbances, can all be categorized into one syndrome: The
the core of Metabolic Syndrome is the high glycemic (sugar)-insulin
connection, which leads to a cascade of biochemical disturbances. White
sugar (and brown), white potatoes, white rice and white flour are all
high glycemic foods that require restriction. The Glycemic Index of
foods, gaining popularity worldwide in Westernized nations, was
conceived by Toronto's Dr. David Jenkins. Food lists can be consulted to
ensure a low glycemic diet, aiming for carbohydrates that are below 55
on the glycemic index scale.HEALTHY BODY COMPOSITION, EXERCISE AND STRESS
course, successful management of excess weight is imperative. The
hallmark of a good weight loss program, in my opinion, is not to achieve
loss of the greatest amount of weight in the shortest time possible as
the goal, but rather, with an emphasis on patient education and
involvement, establishing HEALTH as the focus.
is indeed related to the aforementioned high glycemic diet, but also
linked are exposures to toxins, lack of healthy bowel flora and sleep
disturbances. The approach to weight management requires a comprehensive
approach - with a low glycemic diet, incorporated beyond a temporary
period, the foundation. Of importance is getting an early start to
healthy body composition - studies link later heart disease to obesity
beginning in adolescence, as an independent risk factorhttp://bit.ly/iCA1A6
. Indeed, pediatric obesity is one of the significant public health issues of our time.
of importance is the lack of exercise that aggravates the picture of
Metabolic Syndrome. Exercise allows for better response of healthy cells
to insulin itself, thereby improving blood sugar, fat and cholesterol
metabolism. Exercise leads to the development of lean muscle mass, which
has a higher level of cellular activity. Increased lean muscle is
associated with decreased risk of acute and chronic illness, and
healthier body composition long term due to less likelihood of regaining
any lost weight. Simply put, exercise expends calories, lowers weight,
increases muscle, lowers blood pressure, regulates blood sugar and
improves the cholesterol profile, in addition to improving mood and
chronically alters biochemistry as well, with increased output of
cortisol long-term causing blood sugar disturbances and fat storage.
Stress can heighten cholesterol levels through similar pathways, and is
likely the single most important risk factor for heart disease.
cholesterol is also an aspect of Metabolic Syndrome, and as a marker of
the syndrome has been targeted for aggressive management mostly from a
pharmacologic perspective. Sadly, when it comes to nutrition and
cholesterol, if mentioned at all, the existence of myths remains
pervasive in the medical mainstream.
I am familiar with the school of thought that suggests cholesterol is
misplaced as a dangerous chemical; that excessive lowering of
cholesterol, which comprises 2 % of brain mass, is detrimental to
neurologic health; that as a natural antioxidant substance, raised
cholesterol is a programmed protective response to toxin exposure
(suggesting a role for detoxification and antioxidant supplementation).
Nonetheless, high cholesterol remains an entity most patients are not
comfortable with, insomuch that treatment is desirable and requested.
to the discussion of nutrition misperceptions, dietary cholesterol has
virtually no effect on circulating levels of cholesterol in the
bloodstream. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and nutrients, and
should not be avoided for their cholesterol content. The lecithin that
naturally occurs in the whole egg (with emphasis on whole) exists
coincidentally with the egg's cholesterol for good reason. Mother Nature
once again gets it right.
myth that cholesterol can only be lowered a small percentage solely
through dietary management has also been dispelled. This was the
mainstay of medical thinking for decades, seemingly necessitating drug
research and application. Dr. Jenkins and his colleagues at St.
Michael's hospital constructed the Portfolio Diet, and showed results
equal to the financially successful statin drugs in a study published by
the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/290/4/502.full.pdf.http://bit.ly/iVcqqd
lowered LDL by 30-33 percent and the Portfolio Diet lowered LDL by
nearly 30 percent. The portfolio was rich in soymilk, soy burgers,
almonds, oats, barley, psyllium seeds, okra and eggplant.
Reuters News agency reported: "… people who cannot tolerate the statin
drugs because of side-effects can turn to the diet, which they [the
researchers] said their volunteers could easily follow.” A worthwhile
question might be why not use the diet as first line therapy, as has
always been footnoted. We now have a study with clear results supporting
dietary management of a common condition, and the advice is to consider
it a secondary intervention.THE BOTTOM LINE
whole, choose low glycemic foods, exercise regularly, supplement
thoughtfully and maintain healthy body composition. Your heart will be
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Monday, August 1, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are good for us, skin included.
Healthful foods reduce inflammation and decrease the likelihood of skin
breakouts. On the flip side, there are also a few studies that
scientifically support the role of two food groups in acne promotion:
dairy products and simple carbohydrates (think processed foods and
sugary soft drinks).
To keep your skin in tip-top shape, make sure you incorporate these
foods into your diet (along with a good skincare routine that features
Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps regulate the skin cycle
and is also the main ingredient in Accutane, an effective prescription
medicine for acne. Good food sources of vitamin A include fish oil,
salmon, carrots, spinach, and broccoli. Too much vitamin A can lead to
toxic side effects, however. Limit your daily dose to 10,000 IU and
never take it while pregnant or nursing.
Zinc. There is some evidence that people with acne
have lower than normal levels of the mineral zinc. Zinc appears to help
prevent acne by creating an environment inhospitable to the growth of P.
acnes bacteria It also helps calm skin irritated by breakouts. Zinc is
found in turkey, almonds, Brazil nuts, and wheat germ.
Vitamins E and C. The antioxidants vitamin E and
vitamin C have a calming effect on the skin. Sources of vitamin C
include oranges, lemons, grapefruit, papaya, and tomatoes. You can get
vitamin E from sweet potatoes, nuts, olive oil, sunflower seeds,
avocados, broccoli, and leafy green vegetables.
Selenium. The mineral selenium has antioxidant
properties that help protect skin from free radical damage. Food sources
of selenium include wheat germ, tuna, salmon, garlic, Brazil nuts,
eggs, and brown rice.
Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids support the
normal healthy skin cell turnover that helps keep acne at bay. You can
get omega-3 fatty acids from cold water fish, such as salmon and
sardines; flaxseed oil; walnuts; sunflower seeds; and almonds.
Water. Last but definitely not least, water. Many of
us have our morning coffee and then drink only one drink during the day
and one at night. Water helps hydrate your body and leads to plump,
healthy skin. Adequate hydration helps flush out toxins that can cause
skin problems. It is also essential for skin metabolism and
Sources: Mt. Sinai Medical Center,WebMD
food and drink
Posted By Administration,
Friday, March 4, 2011
Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
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by Zina Kroner, DO
As a nutritionally-oriented internist, I have seen air travel take quite a toll on the health and well-being of many of my friends and patients. With the excitement of traveling to a new destination, the new food, the change in schedule, the stress, the hassle; it is easy to neglect one’s health. My patients are frequently asking me for health travel advice. While practicing in a city where both business and leisure travel are staples in the lives of many of my patients, I have developed a nutritional and lifestyle plan to help optimize health while traveling.
Drink 2 large glasses of water on an empty stomach in the morning of travel. This will hydrate you effectively. Have a high protein breakfast.
Stress plays a significant role in air travel. Aside from a healthy diet, restorative sleep, regular exercise, and the addition of key nutritional supplements to the regime are helpful. One mineral that helps to combat stress is magnesium. It is one of the first nutrients to be depleted in the setting of stress. Your adrenal glands depend on magnesium, as do over 300 different enzyme reactions in the body. I recommend my patients take 100mg of magnesium-taurate the morning of the flight, and then another 100mg just before the flight.
It is not uncommon for travelers to contract a respiratory infection, the flu, or other infection while flying. The poor air circulation in the cabin compounded by the proximity to other passengers who may potentially be sick poses a double threat. Those with weak sinuses are at a heightened risk, as well, due to the periodic changes in air pressure. Washing hands and using hand sanitizers in the plane may be of benefit. Hydration and optimal nutrition are integral components, as well. I recommend my patients take several key nutrients to help boost the immune system in the setting of travel. I recommend taking oleuropin before the flight, which is the active ingredient in the olive leaf that has potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. In addition, beta 1,3 glucans and the prickly pear are cutting edge nutrients that I recommend that have been studied for their anti-microbial effects. Vitamin C and a combination of immune boosting mushrooms, such as cordyceps, reishi, and maitake, may help to prevent colds and other respiratory ailments in flight.
Boosting the immune system by addressing the gut is essential. It is an established fact that over sixty percent of the immune system is in the gut, referred to as the gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). In addition to a healthy diet, intake of a probiotic (beneficial gastrointestinal flora) is imperative to optimizing function. I strongly recommend taking a probiotic a week before the date of travel and to continue for a week thereafter.
Constipation is common in the setting of travel. The change in food, regime, stress level, and diet are contributors to this phenomenon. Probiotics can help deal with this. Magnesium plays a crucial role as well, being that it is a muscle relaxor that can relax the muscles of the colon wall and therefore improve regularity. Hydration, exercise and healthy fiber intake are important as well.
It is not uncommon to get a muscle cramp during the flight. Magnesium, a natural muscle relaxer, can help to prevent this. Be careful, because what feels like a cramp may actually be a blood clot. I highly recommend taking natural supplements that improve circulation before the flight. Natural vitamin E and omega-3 fish oil have been shown to optimize the cardiovascular system. Their mild blood thinning effect may help to prevent a clot. I also recommend the use of nattokinase for clot prevention. There is a lot of research supporting nattokinase’s role as an anti-clotting agent. It is an enzyme extracted from natto, which is derived from fermented soybeans.
To make it more user-friendly, I have put together all the supplements described above into prearranged packets. I have blended the highest quality nutrients into the “Flight Pack,” the only physician-grade supplement pack on the market used to optimize health and well-being while flying. I hope you find them helpful. Take one packet with a meal before your flight. Each Flight Pack contains 8 supplements. If it is okay with your physician, you can take this packet daily while traveling. Do not take if you are pregnant, are taking a blood thinner, have kidney or liver disease, or a bleeding disorder. Living smarter, living longer… (The product can be ordered online at www.advanced-medicine.com.)