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1.Flouride, is it good for your teeth, or your health?  
2. 5 Benefits of Collagen
3. Shingles, and postherpetic Neuralgia (nerve damage) and what can be done for relief
4. PhytoZon and Other Good Products

 

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Flouride, is it good for your teeth, or your health?

Seems that I've always heard that flouride is good for your teeth and it is why they put it in the tap water. In fact, if you buy the type of water "purifier" where you put tap water in a filter, it will get rid of lots of things, but will not filter out floride.


What happens to your body with fluoride?

  • As of 2012, more than two-thirds of Americans receive fluoridated water

  • There is not one single metabolic process in your body that requires fluoride. On the contrary, fluoride is a cumulative poison that has been linked to reductions in IQ and an array of health problems

  • Christopher Bryson, author of the book The Fluoride Deception, reveals the political and industrial backdrop that led to fluoridating water as a dental prophylactic

  • What is really in the fluoride in the water?

For the full article read Fluroide

 

 

5 Benefits of Collagen

Today I want to drill down deep and answer the question: What is collagen, exactly?­­ And how can you incorporate this powerful superfood in your daily life?

For starters, collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons.

It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity. And it even plays a role in healthy bones. When it comes to our joints and tendons, many call it the “glue” that helps hold the body together.

And as we age, collagen becomes even more important. Why? Our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down.

Other lifestyle factors — like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking and high amounts of sun exposure — also contribute to depleting collagen levels. It’s been found that collagen-related issues most commonly arise from genetic defects, poor intake of collagen-rich foods, and digestive problems affecting production (synthesis) of collagen.

Thankfully, consuming foods like bone broth and supplementing with collagen can provide plenty of this vital protein. And if you’re wondering what is collagen good for, I’m glad you asked.

What Is Collagen? Top 5 Collagen Benefits

1. Supports Healthy Skin and Hair

When you meet people, how do you assess their age?

While a lot of factors play into your answer, the No. 1 giveaway of someone’s age is often his or her skin.

Think about how you looked in high school (or years ago) compared to today.

For example, just take one glimpse at your high school yearbook photo or another photo from years gone by. Instantly, you can tell you’re visibly older now than you used to be.

Have you ever wondered why that is?

To begin with, as we age, our skin cells don’t regenerate and repair themselves like they used to.

Generally, as a result, our skin loses some of its elasticity over time. As our skin’s elasticity fades, we start noticing fine lines, wrinkles and other appearances of aging that are often most noticeable around the eyes and mouth.

Here’s the thing: This is actually a normal part of life.

However, this process can be accelerated by many factors.   

For example, if your skin is exposed to the sun and UV rays for too long, that can cause the skin’s normal regeneration and repair cycles to lose efficiency.†

The result? Premature signs of aging, which no one wants.

The best way to combat this cycle and fight back against the appearance of early aging is to tackle the problem on two fronts:

  1. Limit your exposure to damaging UV rays and other environmental toxins.

  2. Support and promote the skin’s health with collagen.†

I believe that collagen is so beneficial that I consider it one of the best natural skin care ingredients available. In fact, some studies point to collagen’s ability to naturally support healthy skin elasticity, moisture and smoothness.†

2. Provides Support for Joint Discomfort

While bones and muscles are great, your joints are what keep you moving and living an active lifestyle.

Without joints to help you bend, moving would be impossible.

In other words, if you want to stay mobile throughout your life, supporting and maintaining joint health is critical.

Unfortunately, as we age, joint issues can surface.

Years of wear and tear and constant moving around can lead to joint issues.

While regular exercise, a healthy diet, good posture and wearing the right shoes can slow the rate at which your joints wear down, those measures go only so far.

We have to address the root cause of joint issues and give our joints extra support. That’s where collagen can come in.†

In fact, some studies point towards Type II collagen offering relief from joint discomfort and supporting mobility.†

3. Helps Seal a “Leaky Gut”

Certain foods and molecules — such as gluten and casein — can irritate the gut.

Over time, this can cause the gut to become more permeable, allowing even larger protein molecules to “leak” into the bloodstream.

That’s why it’s important to fortify and support your gut with collagen.† Here’s why:

Collagen is one of the body’s main supportive proteins. It’s what gives bones, cartilage and tendons their strength.†

Once cooked, it becomes “gelatin.” Gelatin is important because it can support gut health.†

Collagen also contains the critical amino acids proline and glycine, which are known for supporting a healthy gut.†

4. Supports a Healthy Metabolism, Healthy Muscles and Healthy Energy Levels

A boost in collagen may help support a healthy metabolism, thanks to the amino acid glycine.

Like proline, glycine is a main component of collagen, and is a non-essential amino acid, meaning that the body can produce it on its own when given the proper diet. Glycine is also the smallest amino acid size-wise, but it has huge and powerful effects on the body and is catalytic in various biochemical reactions.

Glycine often acts as a glucogenic amino acid, which means that it supports the body’s blood sugar level balance.† Glycine also naturally provides glucose to your body’s tissues for energy.†

Glycine can also “get on your nerves” in a good way. It can positively affect the production of brain neurotransmitters that are necessary for maintaining healthy brain function and for supporting emotional health.†

5. Promotes Deeper, More Restful Sleep

The amino acid glycine can also support more restful sleep.†

Restful sleep is a big deal, too.  

You may have heard the phrase, “You snooze, you lose.” Actually, it is more like: “You snooze, you win!”

You need to get regular, quality, restful sleep, but most Americans come up short on getting enough Zzzzzzzs. In fact, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic, since our modern-day American society has resulted in people sleeping less and less.

In the 1960s, the average time Americans spent sleeping was between seven and eight-and-a-half hours per night; today, however, 50 percent of the American population averages under seven hours. Plus, one out of three Americans say they get a good night’s sleep only a few nights (or less) a month.

But sleep is essential because we require enough quality, restful sleep for physical and mental well-being. Why? During sleep is when the body restores itself through muscle growth, tissue repair, protein synthesis, growth hormone release and more.†

How can I get Collagen in my diet?

If you’re looking to get your collagen from food sources, then I believe you definitely want to start consuming bone broth.

Personally, I live 6 miles from an organic farm and market, and they make beef bone broth, but that is not usual for most people.

If you’re looking to get your collagen from food sources, then you should definitely want to start consuming bone broth. Check out Dr. Axe's recipe for making homemade Beef Bone Broth. As this delicious and nutritious liquid simmers, the natural collagen in the beef bones leaches into the broth for you to drink up.

But if you’re short on time, here’s another great option. This is a powerful collagen supplement from Dr. Axe. .

It’s formulated with the highest quality ingredients available. It contains no antibiotics, growth hormones or other unwanted “dirty” chemicals that are often used in conventionally raised cattle and other livestock. And it’s loaded with 5 types of food source collagen. 

For this collagen supplement, click here.

 

 

Shingles, and postherpetic Neuralgia (nerve damage) and what can be done for relief

What is Shingles?  

The medical term for Shingles is acute herpes zoster.  It is commonly called shingles and is an infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Only people who have had chicken pox can get shingles. 

The first time someone is exposed to the virus, it causes the widespread, itchy sores known as chickenpox. After a patient recovers from the chicken pox, the virus remains inactive in the body but the virus never goes away. Instead, it settles in nerve cells and may reactivate years later, causing shingles. 

When the virus is reactivated it begins to multiply within the dorsal root ganglia (a part of the nervous system), which causes damage and swelling to this area of the nerve. This damage to the nerve causes the first pains of shingles. The virus then moves along the nerve to the skin, damaging the nerve and causing swelling as it goes. When the virus finally reaches the skin, it causes the shingles rash.

Shingles appears as a painful skin rash, typically on only one side of the body in a belt-like pattern. (Shingles comes from the Latin word for girdle or belt) The rash is usually on either the right or left side of the chest, starting in the middle of the back and wrapping around to the breast, but it can occur in any part of the body. The rash generally lasts from one to fourteen days.

Most of the time, shingles is very painful. Sometimes the pain from shingles starts  before the rash appears. When the pain starts before the skin rash, it can be very hard to get a correct diagnosis. Many patients have been told they have heart attacks, appendicitis, migraine headaches, etc.  before getting the correct diagnosis of shingles.

Fortunately, in most cases the pain of shingles gradually disappears over several weeks or months. Most people with shingles will have no pain or just a little pain one year after the rash.

Some patients with shingles develop neuralgia (a neuropathy) a condition in which the pain from shingles continues months or years after the rash has faded

What is Postherpetic Neuralgia?

If the pain from shingles does not go away, it is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).  It is also referred to as neuropathy.  It is nerve damage.

A recent study showed that people with neuropathy - nerves of the body that are not working correctly.- are more likely to develop PHN after shingles.   

It is interesting that most people in this study who had a neuropathy before they got shingles did not know they had neuropathy -- they did not have any symptoms. Therefore, having neuropathy, even if it is not causing symptoms, may increase the chances of getting PHN.   Sometimes neuropathy is cumulative. There is some damage but the shingles creates more damage and the symptoms of neuropathy appear.   (for other reasons a person gets neuropathy see Causes of Neuropathy

Pain from Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia

Patients often describe the pain from shingles as a horrible, unbearable pain in the area of the rash. Each patient may experience different types and degrees of pain. The words used to describe the pain include sharp, electric-like jabs, burning, throbbing, aching, and skin sensitivity.  It is a neuropathy - or nerve damage.   There also may be intense itching in the painful area.  The pain of the neuropathy may spread beyond the original shingles rash.

What can be done about postherpetic neuropathy?

It is known that Infections and autoimmune disorders can cause peripheral neuropathy and shingles is one of them.  These viruses severely damage the sensory nerves. 

What can be done for the nerve damage? 

For more information about neuropathy and the treatments - go to Neuropathy

What can be done for relief?

We always recommend you take the approach of building health - and nerves are no different. 

You can build healthy nerves

Here is success from someone who used the RHP Nerve Support Formula:

"I was taking your vitamin because I had shingles on my face. Your vitamin helped in restoring my facial nerve feelings. Thank you !!!" - J.V.

 

 

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