|JULY NEWS LETTER|
|Your link to nutrition discoveries|
IN THE NEWS VITAMIN E CAN PROTECT AGAINST STROKE Even modest amounts of
vitamin E are protective against ischemic stroke, according to research shared at the annual
meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in April.
Research conducted at New York’s Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital showed taking vitamin E
supplements can reduce the risk of a stroke by 53 percent. Forty-six percent of subjects in the
study took vitamin supplements, which were credited with decreasing the stroke risk.
Ischemic stroke is caused by a clot or arterial disease blocking blood flow to the brain.
ONE MORE REASON TO "GET YOUR GARLIC" A new study suggests eating half a garlic
clove daily can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Garlic contains a substance called diallyl disulfide, which appears in the intestines to produce
enzymes that flush out cancer-causing particles. The New Zealand study showed that rats fed
this substance showed a 60 percent increase in levels of these anti-cancer enzymes.
BEGIN BUILDING BONES EARLY A new study suggests bones strengthened by exercise
during teenage years continue to be strong in adulthood and old age.
Researchers at the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research studied competitive tennis
players and found the players’ playing arms, years later, had more bone mineral density than
their other arms.
Researchers recommend regular weight-bearing exercise during youth to fortify bone structure
and help ward off osteoporosis and fractures.
HEART DISEASE DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST WOMEN Although they tend to
develop it a decade later than men, women are still at high risk for heart disease. In fact,
women are at a higher risk for heart disease than even breast cancer.
Much of this delay in developing heart disease is caused by aging and menopause. As women
experience a decline in estrogen, they often see an increase in weight, higher blood pressure,
and a change in their cholesterol levels.
Women experience heart disease differently than men. Studies show women tend to report
more subjective symptoms, such as not feeling good, nausea, and weakness. Often, these are
overlooked by both women and their doctors, or attributed to something else.
Research studies are underway to help understand the biological differences between men and
women, and how these affect the way we respond to heart failure.
REVISITED PRODUCTS KEY PRODUCTS TAKE FLIGHT THIS SUMMER Thoughts of travel
and vacations should bring to mind sunshine and relaxation, not discomfort and illness.
Ensure good health this summer with the following products, which you should pack along with
Herpilyn®. Use this natural cold sore and fever blister medication before you hit the beach or
tennis court to greatly reduce the severity of fever blisters.
Kava-30 or Kava-55. If air travel has nerves on end, try Kava-30 or Kava-55, which promote
relaxation during times of anxiety.* If traveling is literally unsettling, try Gingerall®. Gingerall is
the world’s strongest standardized ginger extract, containing 20 percent pungent compounds.
Esberitox™. Too many late nights, rich food, and other overindulgences can compromise the
immune system. Esberitox offers the synergistic benefits of echinacea and other herbs in an
easy-to-tote blister pack.
Melatonin Complex. Jet lag will be a memory with Melatonin Complex, which combines
melatonin and the soothing benefits of kava and valerian. Together, they provide unparalleled
nutritional support without the side effects associated with mainstream medicines.
Mega-Zyme® and Iberogast™. Vacations are often synonymous with heavy, fat-laden meals.
Mega-Zyme is beneficial for breaking down fats and carbohydrates in the intestines. It provides
the highest potency pancreatic enzyme complex available, and in full, undiluted strength. For
the entire digestive system and intestinal tract, try Iberogast™. Iberogast contains a clinically
proven combination of fresh Iberis amara and eight other herbs in a liquid form that can easily
be added to a favorite drink.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.