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The Story of ADP

The Story of ADP-Emulsified Oil of Oregano (Sustained Release)

Science is making rapid progress in unlocking Nature’s basic secrets, especially in the area of plants and food-stuffs, which supply more than just nutrients. One promising field is the variety of spices that have been used for centuries to add zest to a wide range of foods. Interestingly, long before the advent of refrigeration it was recognized that herbs and culinary spices could slow food spoilage–natural antimicrobial principles were obviously at work.

Food scientists have become more interested in essential oils and aromatic plants. Recent studies have focused on the effects of spices and associated oils on food-borne organisms in the context of food safety and spoilage. Attempts have been made to identify the active components of essential oils from spices, among them the oil of oregano. Analysis revealed two phenolic compounds, thymol and carvacrol, as primary constituents of oregano extracts, and their antioxidant properties were reported.

Biotics Research Corporation is widely recognized for its emulsified fat-soluble nutrients and other lipids, microemulsified with the practical objective of increased absorption and bioavailability. This technology has now been applied to the oil of oregano. By emulsifying oregano extracts, the effective surface area of the oil is dramatically increased. An additional step was to apply a sustained release mechanism to A.D.P.®, assuring a slow release throughout the digestive tract. The combined effect of emulsification and sustained release is to optimize intestinal exposure to the essential oil.

We use ADP for parasitic, fungal and bacterial infections. It must be followed up with Bio Doph 7 a pre and probiotic.

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Stress & the Adrenal Glands-A VERY Common Problem

We were at a seminar a while back and the doctor teaching said, “Whenever you see a thyroid patient, always check adrenals and bowel as one of the underlying causes.”

He went on to say that when the adrenals are over-stimulated, the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently we saw some research on Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and it stated that one of the key principles to fix the thyroid is to address the adrenals. Increased cortisol can tilt the delicately balanced TH1/TH2 immune regulation. It also said that when someone sees their doctor for severe dermatitis or an inflammatory condition the usual and customary medical treatment is to give prednisone to reset the immune system. The research suggested that resetting the adrenals by using adaptogenic botanicals, like the ones in the Biotics product ADHS would be a wise step to take.

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So why are the adrenals and other endocrine glands not happy? People are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Just because people don’t always express this doesn’t mean they are not experiencing it. If you listen close to conversations wherever you go, people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress. And if you think a big workout will help…think again…If you have adrenal stress, too much exercise can be your downfall. Keep to light exercise and wait to get your adrenals back on track before signing up for a marathon.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, decrease gonadotropins and sex hormones. Stress has also been correlated to reductions in TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and the conversion of T4 (correlates thyroid to heart) T3 (thyroid to kidneys). Also, the effects of stress can be seen in the increase of tissue resistance to hormones like T3, estrogen, androgens, insulin, and even cortisol.

The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. I will attach a questionnaire with a list of symptoms and you can see how it stacks up for yourself. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments, double mindedness, twitching muscles and pain along the lower rib line. If the thyroid is suffering due to the adrenals failing there’s another list of symptoms that can be involved…referred pain in the left shoulder, for instance. If you have ever had something like that occur and have gone to a chiropractor for help, you will find that the adjustments will be a waste of time as the pain is referred and not a true structural problem.

There are some simple in office tests that can be performed to assess adrenal insufficiency. So if you think that you may fit this category, book an advanced scan and we will see if this what’s causing your ills. With some changes in diet and a nutraceutical program to ‘reset’ the adrenals, you can be on the road to recovery.

Hypoadrenia Questionnaire

Hypothyroid Questionnaire

How do we treat the problem?…to start with we use only high quality nutraceuticals from Biotics Research, Standard Process and there are other great nutraceutical companies too. These products are sold by health care professionals so be wary if you see them online as they may not be what you think…another story!! Health food store products have nowhere near the strength to treat these kind of conditions

We may have to begin with a big boost to the adrenals with a pure adrenal glandular. Then we would move into using the adaptagen adrenal support that was mentioned earlier which is herbal (ADHS). We would likely support the Pituitary/Hypothalamus as well with a glandular. The thyroid would be supported with an amino, L-Tyrosine. L-Tyrosine is the synthetic form of a naturally occurring amino acid produced to stimulate thyroxine, the hormone produced by the thyroid gland. The body needs the amino acid Tyrosine for many functions. It is especially important in thyroid performance, and a lack of L-Tyrosine in the diet can create hypothyroid conditions.

It is also important to support the blood sugar and remove starches and sugars as much as possible from the diet. One of the reasons the adrenal glands become over reactive (and thus worn out) is to alkalize an overly acidic condition. By increasing the foods which have natural buffers and which have an alkaline ash will assist the process. It is essential that patients reduce their refined carbohydrate load (see sugar handling diet below) and increase their water ounces intake to 1/2 their body weight (200 lbs=100 oz/day). Make sure you add a squeeze of lime or lemon to your water the assist absorption.

We may also use Gammanol if there are muscular issues involved. Gammanol Forte with FRAC from Biotics supports muscles, hormones and the GI.

We wouldn’t necessarily do all of this with all clients as each case varies. Also, doses vary from person to person so don’t try to do this without guidance from a professional.

Hypoadrenia Protocol

1. Cytozyme AD or ADB5+ 6-12 per day before 4:00 for 28 days or as recommended by practitioner. After this period change to…
2. ADHS 2×2 (2am and 2 noon)
3. Cytozyme PT/HPT 3 to 6 per day
4. Glucobalance 3 to 9 per day
5. L-Tyrosine 3 to 6 per day
6. If muscle issues/can’t hold adjustments 3 to 6 Gammanol Forte per day

Sugar Control Diet

The following is a trial diet, designed to help recalibrate your bodies sugar control mechanisms, it will increase your energy and vitality. Please follow it very closely. It is not a healthy diet for all times, but it is beneficial for you during this trial period. As your condition improves, your health care practitioner may add back foods to your diet. This way of eating does take a little planning, but is well worth the effort. Most people will lose many of their unhealthy cravings within one or two weeks on this diet. Many who need to loose weight are pleased to find weight loss while on this diet, without being hungry. Others who need to gain weight often find weight return without undue effort.

PROTEIN: Each meal should include minimum 4 to 6 ounces of protein, but you can have as much as you desire. Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs are unlimited. Vegetarians may use soy and tofu items where no allergy exists. This is not ideal as soy isn’t the best for us but if you need to boost protein temporarily with soy then do so or ask us about Biotics Pea Protein Isolate.

VEGETABLES: Eat as much as you desire, you can’t eat too much here. Focus on dark leafy greens, and a variety of colors. No potatoes, yams, or other starchy vegetables.

FRUITS: Careful here, only to be eaten alone between meals as a snack. Leave the sweeter fruits such as bananas, mangoes, persimmons, papayas, dried fruits, etc. alone. One or two pieces of fruit per day should be plenty.

NUTS: Raw nuts, especially raw cashews make a great snack.

GRAINS: No wheat including breads, rolls, muffins and pasta. Only grain allowed is rice, and only at the evening meal. All rice should be roasted first before cooking. Place dry uncooked rice in pan and brown, some of the kernels will pop. Then cook as normal.

DAIRY: No dairy, unless specifically allowed by your doctor.

SWEETENERS: No sweeteners of any kind.

FATS: No artificial fats such as hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated.

You must eat every 2 hours of the waking day. You need not eat a large volume of food at these snacks, just a fist full of nuts or a carrot or apple or something. No processed or packaged foods, eat only those foods as found in nature. Eat some vegetables raw every day such as salad, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Remember this is temporary. After this, a more well rounded approach can be followed like a vegetable based Paleo diet heavy on the raw food. Please ask us about this approach.

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Back to School Protocols for Kids

Yes, the strike is still on and back to school might not happen in BC immediately but it is inevitable and so is the spread of colds, flu and other fall and winter time maladies. Consider ordering Influaforce from BioActive Nutritionals to act as a homeopathic way to prevent the flu. It’s used instead of flu shots for those of you that recognize the dangers of vaccines. Also, remember that Vitamin D is an integral part of keeping healthy all year long but particularly in the months when the sun takes a vacation. So Bio D Mulsion Forte is a highly absorbable way to get Vit D.

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Astute parents likely sound like broken records, telling there kids to wash their hands…trying to instill in them that it prevents sickness. Once back to school, the hand washing likely goes out the window so to avoid and deal with those issues like ear infections, colds, flu, coughs and fevers if they occur, keep these protocols in mind to get everyone back to normal as quickly as possible. Keeping some IAG powder (easy to give to kids) on hand is a great way to start helping right away. Bio Immunozyme Forte can be used like a multi vit during fall and winter to keep immune systems humming!

 

These protocols are all Biotics Research products.

Bronchitis (Infants/Young Children)

¼ tsp IAG™ powder

½ tsp C/Cal/Mag™ powder

1-2 capsules Neutrophil Plus®

2 drops Bio-D-Mulsion®

1 capsule NAC

*Double the amount for older children.

Ear Infection (Infant and Children)

2-3 tsp IAG™ powder in acute phase

1 tsp IAG™ powder in chronic phase

1-2 capsules Bio-Immunozyme Forte™

1-3 capsules Neutrophil Plus®

3-9 tablets Bromelain Plus CLA™ between meals

6 tablets Cytozyme-THY™

2 tablets Cytozyme-Parotid-TS™

1-2 capsules Immuno-gG®

1 tablet Mn-Zyme™

1 tablet Bio-C Plus 1000™

1-2 tablet Zn-Zyme Forte™

*Reduce protocol by half for infants less than 6 months of age.

Pneumonia (Children)

3 tablets ADHS®

6-9 tablets A.D.P®

3-6 tablets Pneuma-Zyme™

3-6 capsules Neutrophil Plus®

3-6 capsules Bio Immunozyme Forte™

1-2 drops Bio-D-Mulsion Forte®

Sore Throat (Children)

1 tsp IAG™ powder

1 tsp C/Cal/Mag™ powder

1-2 Neutrophil Plus®

*Same protocol at double the dose works well for fevers in children.

Vomiting (Children)

1-6 tablets Lactozyme®

1-8 tablets Bio-6-Plus™

1-3 capsules Saccharomyces boulardii

1-8 tablets Beta-TCP™

10-20 drops Super Phosphozyme™ Liquid as needed to control vomit response.

Our fingers are crossed that you don’t need any of these protocols. However, if you do at least you’ll have them accessible. If you are unsure, bring your kids in for a check and scan. We recognize that some of these protocols are lengthy. Best to ask us what is most important in each individual case. This is just a guideline.

Here’s to beating the snot, ear aches, sore throat, coughs, and fevers this back-to-school season!

Bio Immuno

A unique, broad-spectrum multiple designed to specifically support normal, healthy immune function. Provides a wide array of vitamin, mineral, botanical, amino acid and organ/glandular specific support.

Iag

Modulates and optimizes immune function to increase natural killer (NK) cells for chronic bacterial and viral infections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of :

Lacy Waltermeyer
NTP, Nutritional Training Manager

Biotics Research NW, Inc.

Enter Our Contest to Win ProMulti+

promultiWe are pleased to announce the return of ProMulti+ and many other Biotics Research products to Canada. To celebrate we are running a Face Book contest. Enter to win here. Click on the red ‘Click Here’ tab to enter. ProMulti+ ingredients.

Declining Eye Health-What Can You Do?

FOCUS ON EYE HEALTH
Your Eyes are the “Gateway to Your Soul” Good eye health and eye care are crucial to preserving your vision, treating eye problems early, and protecting your overall health. Your eyes are the “gateway to your soul,” and they can also reveal common or serious health problems — such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and HIV. 1Vision Problems Rising Rapidly in the U.S.“The increasing diabetes prevalence in the U.S. is leading to more vision loss,” says researcher David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH. He is the director of the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. “We have to recognize that this is a large public health problem so we can start developing methods to deal with it.”The findings appear in the Dec. 12, 2012 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association.

 

What can we do together?

Nutraceutical products that support eye health

Eat right to protect your sight. You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. But eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut. Consider Organic Red Palm oil. We give it to our parrots too. It has lots of betacarotene as well as being a good fat.

World War II

Bilberry jam was consumed by the British Royal Air force (RAF) pilots to improve their night vision.

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Sunshine & Vit. D

Recent literature suggests vitamin D deficiency is widespread, especially during winter months in cold climates. Research suggests vitamin D is associated with a lower risk of macular degeneration. We recommend supplementing with Bio D Mulsion from Biotics (available in Canada in 400 IU and 1000 IU and in the US in 2000 IU) especially in areas like Canada, Northern US and other parts of the world where sunlight is limited for a great deal of the year. Supplementatioon should not be necessary during July and August. Also, keep in mind that we absorb the light through the palms of our hands and soles of our feet (they are our solar panels) so for 3 minutes a day go outside and hold your palms up to the light.

i Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. The relationship of dietary carotenoid with vitamin A, E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study. Archives of Ophthalmology; 2007; 125(9): 1225–1232. 1 www.webmd.com*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Travelling this Season-Protect Yourself

Yes, it’s the time of year when many people from around the world take to the skies and find somewhere warm to spend a couple of weeks. It’s a great thing to do as it gives us a boost from the sun and some wonderful memories. Hopefully…

BUT what if you get sick? I mean, how much fun is that? All that money spent on a nice trip and you spend it hanging over a toilet or worse…in hospital…OR you feel fine but come home to find out months or even years later that you have Hepatitis, parasites or something equally nasty. In our business we have seen it all and believe me, it ain’t pretty but it is definitely preventable.

A year or so ago I put together a presentation and transcript that you can access here.  It tells the tale of the president of Biotics Research going to South America to visit maca plantations. There were other groups from around the world going too. They were eating food made by locals out in the boonies which is not the best idea since we aren’t used to the buggies etc that may be present. The Biotics group protected themselves but the others did not. Check out the short video to see what happened. Get the transcript.

The good news for Canadians is that we can get the product ADP from Biotics here in Canada and if you were to take one thing with you, this would be it. We can also get homeopathics to use without the side effects of a vaccine from BioActives. Liver Tonic 111 has the hepatitis nosodes in it and is part of our program for getting rid of Hep and preventing it. See below for an explanation of homeopathics and nosodes.

Another good thing to take with you is a well rounded HCl/Enzyme to take a bit before your meals. The one we recommend, Hydrozyme is from Biotics and it too is available in Canada. One more step wuld be acidophilus and Bio Doph 7 is our recommendation from Biotics. It is a pre and probiotic.

So there you have it. A very basic travel kit that you can get to insure you have a safe and healthy trip. These products are available only through health care practitioners. For pricing and to order, email us at cchs@shaw.ca.

What Is A Nosode? In homeopathy, there is a special type of remedy called a nosode. A nosode (from nosos, the Greek word meaning disease) is a homeopathic preparation made from matter from a sick animal or person. Substances such as respiratory discharges or diseased tissues are used. It sounds repulsive, but the preparation, using alcohol, as well as the repeated dilution and succussion, essentially renders the substances harmless, while producing a powerful remedy. The use of nosodes in a prophylactic manner, for preventing disease, has been employed in veterinary and human homeopathy for many years. It is supported by various holistic veterinarians and authors. We have used them for years. They are safe and they work.

The Dangers of Vaccinations, and the Advantages of Nosodes for Disease Prevention”

Vaccinations represent a major assault on the body’s immune system. Attentuated organisms or chemicalled killed viruses or bacteria are injected directly into the blood stream, an unnatural route of infection. This profound insult, avoiding the body’s first line of defenses, and flooding the system with millions of organisms or viral particles, stresses the immune system in a way not of natures design. This insult causes irregularities and abnormalities in the immune system which then manifests as chronic diseases in humans and animals.”

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