Showing posts with label drew divittorio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drew divittorio. Show all posts

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Professor Drew's Lecture on Chinese Medicine (video)


The Five Tastes According to Chinese Medicine


Click to watch video
Research is now backing up oriental and alternative medicine.  Sixty percent of MD’s practice some form of alternative medicine, whether meditation, nutrition, acupuncture, etc.  Doctors are now prescribing vitamins such as folic acid, 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Stress


1. Cordycepts are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine.  Research dating back to 1843 suggests the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after exhaustion or long term illness.  It is used by athletes to rebuild after a heavy workout. 

2. Ashwangandha known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress.  For instance, mice pretreated with ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance, it can prevent stress induced ulcers.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tongue Diagnosis in Oriental Medicine


PROFESSOR DREW'S CLASSROOM


This is the first in a series of articles explaining the theories, the herbal formulas and diagnostic tools used in Oriental Medicine to heal. The medical application of tongue diagnosis is very old.  The earliest records are inscriptions on bones and tortoise shells unearthed during the Yi Dynasty; the first dynasty of the Bronze Age. Ancient Chinese physicians developed a special way of approaching the diagnosis of diseases through four types pf physical examination:  inspection, questioning, smelling, and listening.  In addition to taking the pulse, palpation of the abdomen, and tongue diagnosis an inspection of the features of the tongue to aid in disease diagnosis were very important.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Calming the Spirit: Stress Reduction with Chinese Herbs and Practices


Over the course of centuries traditional Chinese medicine developed the use of specific exercises, foods, herbal formulas, and meditation methods to address a wide range of ailments and to foster overall emotional and spiritual health.
In this class, we will draw from this rich tradition to learn some simple but powerfully effective techniques to reduce stress and “calm the spirit.” In each session we will practice ancient Taoist movement, breathing, and meditative exercises that have recently been scientifically proven to help control blood pressure, reduce weight, balance energy, and calm the nervous system.
Even minutes a day of practice can confer noticeable results. We will also explore herbs, foods and specific exercises that can help alleviate such conditions as depression, insomnia and anxiety as well as help us release negative emotions.
A WEEKLY COURSE
(3 sessions) Thursdays, June 13–27, 8–10pm
13SHC49T
Members: $90 / Nonmembers: $100
New York Open Center
212-219-2527
22 East 30th Street
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Drew DiVittorio, Dipl (NCCAOM), board-certified in Traditional Chinese Herbology by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine, is currently an associate professor at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and maintains a private practice in NYC. He is a popular speaker on nutrition and Chinese herbalism at venues around the nation.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Organic Coconut Oil



“*Nature's Approved® Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil available in 1000 liter totes, 55 gal, 5 gal, 1 gal pails, 30 oz jars and 15 oz jars. Private label available. Please inquire.
Nature's Approved®
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Nature's Approved® Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is from certified organic coconuts grown in Fiji, and the production is also certified organic by a USDA  approved Certifier.


Due precisely to the production method, the coconut oil we provide thereby retains plant sterols and tocotrienols: Tocotrienol intake could result in bioactive concentrations (click for article)-- Tocotrienols, the least studied form of vitamin E, can achieve levels in the blood that may give protection against a wide range of diseases such as cancer and stroke, says a new study from the US. Read this article to learn more: Fat Facts - on selecting healthy dietary facts - Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH.
Because this Organic Virgin Coconut oil is not refined bleached or deodorized (RBD) and in this pure virgin form, it retains the health natural to coconuts including the medium chain fatty acids and the 50% lauric acid now recognized as highly beneficial. Processing is from expeller pressing the chopped and dried coconut meat. Production supplies from this certified producer are exclusively for Assured Organics distribution.
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Recently assembled scientific studies See Dr Mary Enig's "Know Your Fats" show that virgin (unrefined and non-hydrogenated) coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-viral and anti-proteozoal properties leading to many identified health benefits. Dr Enig also believes lactating women using it will further increase their mono-lauric milk content to the benefit of the nursing babies and studies are being devised to prove this hypothesis. Monolauric acid is a natural major component of mother's milk and strengthens the immune system.


The high content of lauric acid in Nature's Approved Virgin Coconut oil is quickly converted to monolauric acid in the body and much is also easily converted to energy. Athletes use Medium Chain Fatty Acids such as those found in Coconut Oil as a quick energy source.


Articles:
Fat Facts - on selecting healthy dietary facts - Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH



Extra Virgin Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil


Watch a 1 minute video on our DOUBLE GREEN PROCESSING story- Click Here



Nature's Approved® Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is also available in 55 gallon drums

To Order Call 917-582-3739



FOR PRIVATE LABEL AVAILABLE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Drew DiVittorio (Nutritional Consultant)
917-582-3739
Assured Organics
17 Hillcrest View, Hartsdale, New York
USA, 10530

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Organic Grape Seed Flour - Gluten Free


Uses and Benefits of Grape Seed Flour

From cooks to health fanatics, adding grape seed flour to your diet will not only bring some great taste and excitement, but will supplement your life with an enrichment of antioxidants far beyond that of some of the most healthy fruits. Grape seed flour is known for its great taste, being part of a gluten-free diet, and can be added to almost every meal of the day including desert! Straight from the best vineyards of Europe, Nature's Approved is adding grape seed flour to its list of foods it considers essential to a healthy way of living.
The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC table measures a foods antioxidant capacity.
Grape Seed Flour contains specific antioxidants that are the up and coming rave of health fanatics everywhere - OPC's. With the reported ability to increase energy, brain activity, and aid in the healing of inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and a slew of other benefits, OPC's could potentially be the key to a long and healthy life.
Grape Seed Flour 100 grams 55,000
Raw unprocessed Cocoa bean 100 grams 28,000
Chokeberry 100 grams 16,062
Small Red Bean 100 grams dried beans 12,148
Red kidney bean 100 grams dried beans 11,733
Prune 100 grams 6,416
Wild blueberry 100 grams 5,941
Raspberry 100 grams 5.331
Strawberry 100 grams 5,225
Black plum 100 grams 4,844
Plum 100 grams 4,118
Blueberry 100 grams (cultivated berries) 3,968
Cranberry 100 grams (whole berries) 3,952
Blackberry 100 grams (cultivated berries) 3,388
Red Delicious apple 100 grams 3,245
Pomegranate 100 grams 2,860
Granny Smith apple 100 grams 2,832
Gala apple 100 grams 2,146
pancakes

Try the BEST Pancakes You Will Ever Eat in Your Life!

Take your oun favorite or pre-perpared pancale recipe.
Divide some of the mix into two batches.
Add 4% (one in 25) of the weight to one batch in Nature's Approved Grape Seed Flour
Mix Thoroughly
Prepare pancakes from each batch
You'll find the Nature's Approved Grape Seed Flour pancakes vastly better tasting, more satisfying and healthier
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If you're looking for a healthy and gluten free flour
Nature's Apprived Organic Grape Seed Flour is the answer;
55,000 ORAC value - 23x higher than blueberries
It is certified gluten-free and organic.
Loaded with antioxidants
High in calicum, iron and fiber


Monday, January 7, 2013

Top Bio Markers for Heart Disease

Top Bio-Markers For Heart Disease
 Homocystine,  Theoretically, an elevated level of homocysteine in the blood (hyperhomocysteinemia) is believed to cause narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). This narrowing and hardening of the vessels is thought to occur through a variety of ways involving elevated homocysteine. The blood vessel narrowing in turn leads to diminished blood flow through the affected arteries. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood may also increase the tendency to excessive blood clotting. Blood clots inside the arteries can further diminish the flow of blood. The resultant lack of blood supply to the heart muscles may cause heart attacks, and the lack of blood supply to the brain causes strokes. Elevated homocysteine levels also have been shown to be associated with formation of blood clots in veins (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism).


 

 Blood Sugar; Lowering blood sugar levels could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in both diabetics and non-diabetics, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other institutions. The researchers found that Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)-a measure of long-term blood glucose level-predicts heart disease risk in both diabetics and non-diabetics. An elevated blood glucose level is the defining feature of diabetes, but until now it was unclear whether elevated glucose levels contributed independently to increasing heart-disease risk. The study is published in the September 12, 2005, issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

 C-Reactive Protein; The elevation of CRP has also been recently linked to atherosclerosis and heart disease. Atherosclerosis, or cholesterol plaquing of the arteries, is known to have an inflammatory component that is thought to cause the rise in CRP levels in the blood. Atherosclerosis is also felt to be affected by age and other cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cigarette smoking. In atherosclerosis, the blood vessel wall becomes injured. This injury acts as focus of inflammation and leads to the formation of plaques in the blood vessel walls. The plaques typically contain blood cells of inflammation, cholesterol deposits, and debris from the injured cells in the blood vessel lining. The accumulation of these elements leads to narrowing of the wall of the blood vessel.

Fibrinogen has been identified as a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Fibrinogen has also been associated with traditional cardiovascular risk factors, suggesting that elevation of fibrinogen may be a pathway by which these risk factors exert their effect. There are several mechanisms by which fibrinogen may increase cardiovascular risk. First, it binds specifically to activated platelets via glycoprotein IIb/IIIa, contributing to platelet aggregation. Second, increased fibrinogen levels promote fibrin formation. Third, it is a major contributor to plasma viscosity. Finally, it is an acute-phase reactant that is increased in inflammatory states.

 Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] has been considered a cardiovascular risk factor for many year Owing to incomplete scientific evidence, screening for and treatment of high Lp(a) levels have to date been performed principally by lipid specialists. However, during the last few years, major advances have been achieved in understanding the causal role of elevated Lp(a) in premature cardiovascular disease These new findings have prompted the present critical appraisal of the evidence base in the form of a Consensus Paper.
Lipoprotein(a) is a plasma lipoprotein consisting of a cholesterol-rich LDL particle with one molecule of apolipoprotein B100 and an additional protein, apolipoprotein(a), attached via a disulfide bond (Figure 1 Elevated Lp(a) levels can potentially increase the risk of CVD (i) via prothrombotic/anti-fibrinolytic effects as apolipoprotein(a) possesses structural homology with plasminogen and plasmin but has no fibrinolytic activity and (ii) via accelerated atherogenesis as a result of intimal deposition of Lp(a) cholesterol, or both.

If you have any question please contact Professor Drew


Monday, December 31, 2012

Inflammation and Heart Disease

WORLD RENOWNED HEART SURGEON SPEAKS OUT ON WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and au...thority often
acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience and having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!
These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. You kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.
What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.
Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential -they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell – they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labeled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ. His private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ. Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness.

 To Your Health

Friday, September 21, 2012

The 7 Pillars to Wellness

1st Visit Pillar #1 Commitment:
“To eliminate illness or to create physical, emotional, or spiritual change, one must sacrifice some time and some freedom. Little losses result in great gains.”           The Book of Internal Medicine, Nei Ching

Pillar #2  5 Element Healing Diet:
This pillar is about your unique diet, based on the principles of Oriental Medicine i.e., temperature of food (Yin/Yang), the five tastes, food as medicine, and the anti-inflammatory diet.

Pillar #3  Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplements:
This pillar is about Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional protocols. You will be provided with the highest quality herbal and nutritional supplement available today.

2nd Visit
Pillar #4  Internal Exercises; Chi Kung:
This pillar is about Chi Kung and internal exercises. Every session
will end with chi kung instruction and chi meridian balancing.

Pillar #5  Reduce Stagnation
Internal (Detoxification), External (Feng Shui):
In this pillar we will begin a detoxification program to clear internal toxins and external stagnations.

3rd Visit
Pillar #6  Self Compassion – Self Gratitude:
This pillar is about stress reduction.  Specific exercises and nutrition will be introduced to help reduce stress and clear toxic emotions. The 12 nerve exercises and the six-healing sounds.

4th Visit
Pillar #7  Longevity – Foundational Health:
In this pillar we will create a long-term strategy to maintain your health and happiness. Follow-up visits every 3 to 6 months.

Additional Services
Cooking Classes
Touch For Health

Total Program: $600.  (Each Pillar paid separate is $175)
If you have any questions please contact me at drewdivittorio@gmail.com

Inflammation:

The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies


Inflammation: The Slient Killer

What do obesity, heart disease, cancer, and asthma have in common? Inflammation is a link to these and a host of other chronic illnesses. When we think of Inflammation, most of us think of a bump or a bruise, not a chronic illness like asthma or obesity. In-flammation is a transitory response in the body; when that response becomes chronic, the body begins to attack itself – leading to many illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Drew DiVittorio, a nutritional consultant and health coach trained in Oriental Medicine and Nutrition, and board certified in Traditional Chinese Herbology, brings a wealth of experience and insight to this class which will look at the theory behind In-flammation and how chronic inflammation impacts your health. There will be coverage of the many natural ways to reduce and treat inflammation with a focus on anti-inflammatory diets, herbs, foods, supplements and exercises that reduce inflammation.

Tuesday October 9th -23rd
6 - 8 pm
$150
BY PHONE 212-650-7312

IN PERSON Shepard Hall, Room 2
Convent Avenue and 140th Street

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Professor Drew's Classroom - Workshop

Clinic Training: Pulse & Tongue

Rounds: Student Clinic and Case Studies

Theory will be applied in hands-on application of Chinese diagnostics. Practice, under supervision, differential diagnosis to assess health conditions, case taking and making practical diet and herbal recommendations. Small group discussion of case studies. Resources and opportunities for continued studies.

Everyone will be diagnosed by the instructor!

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Date(s): Sunday (August 12th)
Location: 1133 Bway, Between 25 & 26, Suite 1023
Time: 10am - 4:30pm
Price: $75 Audit Fee
I only have room for 10 people!
Please let me know ASAP.
Send payment to 8 Augusta Court, Purchase, NY 10577
Payable to: Drew DiVittorio

Sunday, July 29, 2012

What Are the Best Supplements For Heart Disease?

Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea

What Are the Best Supplements For Heart Disease?


Garlic: According to some studies, garlic may decrease blood levels of total cholesterol by a few percentage points. Other studies, however, suggest that it may not be as beneficial as once thought. It may also have significant side effects and/or interactions with certain medications. Garlic may prolong bleeding and blood clotting time, so garlic and garlic supplements should not be consumed prior to surgery and should not be taken with blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin (warfarin).

Red Yeast Rice: Red yeast rice has been found to lower cholesterol in studies and was previously found in the over-the-counter supplement Cholestin. However, in 2001, FDA took Cholestin off the shelf because it contained lovastatin, a compound found in the cholesterol prescription medication Mevacor. Reformulated "Cholestin" no longer contains red yeast rice. Other red yeast rice-containing supplements currently available in U.S. contain very small amounts of lovastatin. Their effectiveness is questionable.

Policosanol: Produced from sugar cane, policosanol was found to be effective in lowering LDL cholesterol in several trials. Most policosanol supplements found in the U.S., including the reformulated Cholestin, contain policosanol extracted from beeswax and not the sugar cane policosanol. There is no evidence that policosanol extracted from beeswax can lower cholesterol. Additional studies on sugar cane policosanol are needed to determine its effectiveness in lowering cholesterol.
Sugar Cane


Vitamin D. The Institute of Medicine suggests that an adequate daily intake of vitamin D is between 200 and 400 international units (IU) for children and adults up to age 70. But increasing vitamin D intake by 1,000 to 5,000 IU a day may be appropriate, depending on a patient's health and genetic risk, Muhlestein says. As expected, patients with severe deficiency were most likely to have been diagnosed with heart disease or stroke, Muhlestein tells WebMD.

Nattokinase has been shown to support normal blood pressure, dissolve blood clots and prevent them from forming in the first place! Nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic (anti-clotting) enzyme complex extracted and highly purified from a traditional Japanese food called Natto. Natto is a fermented cheese-like food that has been used in Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years for its popular taste, and as a folk remedy for heart and vascular diseases. Research has shown that Nattokinase supports the body in breaking up and dissolving the unhealthy
Natto


If you have any questions please contact Professor Drew!!


Friday, July 13, 2012

What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?

Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea
Cordycepts

What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?


  1. 1. Cordycepts are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine.  Research dating back to 1843 suggests the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after exhaustion or long term illness.  It is used by athletes to recover after a heavy workout.

2.  Ashwangandha known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress.  For instance, mice pretreated with ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance, it can prevent stress induced ulcers.

                                                                                                                            
Ginseng

  1. 3. Ginseng is greatly valued as a tonic, a substance that acts to normalize body function and biochemistry. According to traditional Chinese medicine the individual who will benefit from Ginseng is overwhelmed and exhausted


Bladderwrack
  1. Bladderwrack (seaweed) is a nutrient that provides a natural source of iodine which is required for the synthesis of T4 in the thyroid gland. Stress hinders the proper function of this metabolic regulator, the thyroid.  Research suggests that high levels of stress affects the synthesis of thyroid hormone T4 and T3 causing, weigh gain, fatigue, depression, irritability, memory loss, and possible heart failure.


  1. B12 is also important in maintaining the nervous system. Nerves are surrounded by an insulating fatty sheath comprised of a complex protein called myelin. B12 plays a vital role in the metabolism of fatty acids essential for the maintenance of myelin. Prolonged B12 deficiency can lead to nerve degeneration and irreversible neurological damage.

If you have any questions please Ask Professor Drew?