Sunday, November 22, 2015

Holiday cheer for you and your system...

Everyone enjoys the holidays and all the cheer that comes along with it. No one wants to be a party pooper and avoid all the rich and tasty joys that come with holiday fun.

This year whilst enjoying the cocktail, christmas and thanksgiving festivities give your liver some support. Livercare is one of the most researched liver support and regenerative products.
I highly recommend using this product when we know that we are going to be consuming more rich foods and beverages that we usually do.
I always reach for my liver protector and support during the festive season and usually during the summer holidays.
Keep in mind however,  that it is not just for overindulgence on food and alcohol but all the toxins and chemicals we are continuously exposed to.

LiverCare®  (catalog # S505)
Natural Liver Support | Formerly Liv. 52
Manufactured by: Himalaya Drug Company

Two capsules supply:

Proprietary herbal blend ............................................................ 1.28 g

Capers (Capparis spinose Linn.) (root) Wild Chicory (Cichorium intybus Linn.) (seed) Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum Linn.) (whole)
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna W. & A.) (bark) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium Linn.) (aerial parts) Negro Coffee (Cassia occidentalis Linn.) (seed) Tamarisk (Tamarix gallica Linn.) (whole)

Other ingredients: Magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, crospovidone, aerosil.

Recommendations: One capsule three times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Liv-52 (LiverCare) was introduced in 1955 by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. Since then, it has been sold worldwide and is recognized by thousands of health professionals as one of the most effective liver formulas, with beneficial effects reported in over 300 studies on a variety of cases. Liv-52 (LiverCare) ensures optimum liver function through the protection of the hepatic parenchyma, and by way of its potent antioxidant properties. Liv-52(LiverCare) neutralizes all kind of toxins and poisons from food, water, air and medications, all sources of detrimental effects on the liver. Counteracting those hard to avoid poisons and protecting one of the body's most important organs. Alcohol users in particular find Liv-52 (LiverCare) helpful in maintaining a healthier liver. It also helps those taking necessary allopathic medications to protect themselves against the damaging hepatoxic side effects.

Liv-52 (LiverCare) is a unique, all-natural, complex multi-ingredient formula. It is safe and effective in portecting the liver against harmful toxins from drugs, alcohol, food and water. Liv-52 (LiverCare) helps regulate levels of enzymes and optimizes assimilation. Liv-52 (LiverCare) has also been found to be associated with an increase in serum albumin, which is another indication of the liver protection it provides. Recent work shows that Liv-52 (LiverCare) has cholesterol-regulating action. Clinically, it helps maintain healthy levels of serum cholesterol, lipoproteins, phospholipids and triglycerides.

Liv-52 (LiverCare) Benefits;
Himalaya Liv-52 (LiverCare) has a wide variety of benefits.

Liv-52 (LiverCare) can be used in following conditions:

In the prevention and treatment of:

1. Viral hepatitis
2. Alcoholic liver disease
3. Pre-cirrhotic conditions and early cirrhosis
4. Protein energy malnutrition
5. Loss of appetite
6. Radiation and chemotherapy-induced liver damage As an adjuvant with hepatotoxic drugs A valuable adjuvant during convalescence and prolonged illness

Do yourself a favor this festive season and give your self the gift of a healthy liver. Give yourself the gift of Livercare.

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Navigating the holidays with food sensitivities

The holidays are such a fun time filled with parties, food and fun. For most of us there are very little concerns as to what our hosts' will be serving.

For those with food sensitivities, the holiday season can be daunting and filled with anxiety. Do you eat at home before you go to the cocktail party or luncheon? Do you take your own food? Will I be paying for this later and do I run the risk of offending my host?

Fortunately Metagenics developed a digestive enzyme formula for those of us with gluten sensitivities..(I find that it also helps when I am exposed to some dairy too)  If you are concerned that some of the food Aunt Mary is serving may have something with wheat or gluten mixed into her special dish, then taking some SpectraZyme® Gluten Digest with your meal may just alleviate the stress your GI system and body endures when consuming these offending substances. You no longer have to be the "gluten nazi" interrogating everyone about every bit of their food preparations.

It is not recommended to use the enzyme and continue to eat gluten (or minimal dairy) if you are reactive to them but rather to aid your body, should you be exposed to these offenders unknowingly or if you suspect there may be a chance of it being present in your meal when eating out.

Gluten Is Everywhere

Gluten concerns are on the rise. Estimates of the number of individuals with gluten sensitivities vary widely. However, those individuals with sensitivities report relief of symptoms when maintaining a gluten-free diet. Unfortunately, there are many hidden sources of gluten—making it difficult to be “gluten free.” According to a recent consumer research survey, 1 in 3 US adults are reducing gluten consumption or avoiding it completely.

Gluten has finally met it's match.

SpectraZyme® Gluten Digest is a targeted protease enzyme supplement formulated to promote the breakdown of gluten proteins in the stomach in order to support healthy digestion of wheat, barley, rye grains, and other gluten sources.

This advanced formula features Tolerase® G:

  • Naturally occurring, unique, proline-specific endoprotease isolated from Aspergillus niger
  • Shown to help break down gluten proteins in humans, in vitro, and in a gastrointestinal model
  • Active in the acidic stomach environment
  • Clinically demonstrated to break down gluten before it reaches the small intestine, which is     key to supporting health outcomes

Patient Benefits:

  • Promotes healthy digestive function
  • Designed to offer a more reliable and efficient approach for gluten digestion support
  •  Provides digestive support for those avoiding dietary gluten 

Reference - NPD Group. Percentage of U.S. adults trying to cut down or avoid gluten in their diets reaches new high in 2013. Available at Accessed March 17, 2015.

10 Ways to show gratitude this festive season...

Here are 10 ways to show gratitude throughout the holidays:

  • Leave hand-written notes for loved ones around the house. It’ll be a pleasant surprise for them.

  • Walk through your home and give thanks to each room, meditate over the good memories created in each section of the house. Thank the furniture and appliances that help you.

  • Tell your pets how grateful you are to have their company in your life.

  • Donate old/unused toys and clothes to families in need or at local charities.

  • Thank your coworkers on the great job they’re doing.

  • Compliment the people you come across in your daily life. Compliments are small doses of gratitude that affect people in big ways.

  • Give thanks to nature. Take a walk and thank the trees on your street, the birds chirping or the bodies of water nearby. Relish in your natural surroundings. Breathe in the air and appreciate the life it gives.

  • When you eat a meal, give thanks to the food. Welcome how much it’s nourishing your body.

  • Share recipes and traditions with friends and loved ones. Have everyone contribute to the wonderful meal about to be shared on Thanksgiving. Share with them memories and good times you’ve had together.

  • Remember to thank yourself. Thank your body, thank your hard efforts and talents, and thank your spirit and existence in this world.

                                                                                                  ~ Courtesy of HAY HOUSE

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving...a time to reflect on gratitude

Most of social media usually makes a concerted effort to focus on thankfulness during the month of November, encouraging us all to do so. It is easy for us to be thankful for the things in our lives and for those we love and appreciate BUT how many of us take the time to be thankful for our body, for ourselves.

How often do you sit in appreciation for the amazing piece of equipment you are, this body that houses your soul and allows you to move through the world. How often do you marvel at the things your body does everyday without you telling it to, without you even thinking about it. Do you ever thank your heart for beating and pumping blood through your veins, nourishing your brain and muscles? Do you ever thank your adrenals for releasing adrenalin to help you react and jump into action when necessary?  Do you focus on your immune system and send it waves of gratitude for the hundreds of ways it functions to keep you healthy on a daily basis?

This serves as a reminder to be thankful for your body and every little cell in it that functions so well and does so much for you. Send it loving thoughts and appreciation. Your body needs to feel your love and appreciation for it and it will return that love and appreciation by functioning better and with improved health and balance.
It is also a reminder to be thankful for you, for the changes you have made and for constantly growing and striving to improve. Gratitude for the you who tries to be better, more loving and more compassionate.
Appreciate you and how amazing you are. Even though you are not perfect you can still see perfection in a sunrise, in the eyes of those you love.
Be thankful for those eyes that see beauty and shed tears, sharing your emotions with the world. Be thankful for your emotions and thoughts. They are valuable tools on this journey of life.

Take the time this season to appreciate you and be thankful for your body and your presence in this life. Be aware that the tapestry of life would not be as intricate and beautiful without the strand of you in it, woven through it.

Gratitude for all you have is wonderful. Gratitude for all you are is life changing.