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What Happens To Your Body If You Drink Green Tea Daily For 30 Days

What Happens To Your Body If You Drink Green Tea Daily For 30 Days

Green tea has been consumed as a beverage and used as medicine for thousands of years. Orally, green tea is used to improve cognitive performance and mental alertness. It’s also used to treat stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea and headaches. It’s used for depression, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, all sorts of colitis, weight loss, osteoporosis, and several different types of cancer. It’s an antiviral for human papilloma virus and warts, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, both high and low blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, dental cavities, kidney stones, and skin damage.

It is rather amazing how something so simple and basic can be easily implemented as part of your daily routine to create positive benefits for your health and wellbeing.

What Does Green Tea Contain?

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The applicable parts of green tea are found in the leaf bud, leaf, and stem. Green tea is different than black tea or oolong because it’s not fermented (black tea is fully fermented and oolong is partially fermented). Green tea is produced by steaming fresh tea leaves at high temperatures. This process inactivates certain oxidizing enzymes, freeing the polyphenols and the flavonoids. Flavonoids include EGCG, EGC, ECG and EC (also referred to as catechins).

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EGCG makes up about 50-60% of green tea catechins. The flavonoids in green tea include kaempferol, quercetin and others. Green tea also contains vital estrogens including beta-sitostero, lignum precursors, as well as xanthines. Green tea also contains about 2 to 4% caffeine or 80 to 100 milligrams per cup. Another constituent of green tea is an important amino acid called L-Phenylalanine.

What Can Green Tea Help With?

Let’s talk about some of the specific conditions that green tea has been studied for.

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1. Arthritis. The catechins in green tea might help reduce inflammation and protect against cartilage damage.

2. Cancer. Studies have shown that the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory catechins and polyphenols can be protective against the development of certain types of cancers. It’s not a treatment, but it helps to reduce risk factors.

3. Anticoagulant. There’s some evidence that green tea is suppressive for thromboxane and the development of a platelet aggregation. This is helpful for reducing risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

4. Anti-inflammation. The catechins in green tea might have some pretty substantial anti-inflammatory activity, in fact, green tea is used as a laboratory standard for Cox-1 Inhibition, which is anti-inflammatory.

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5. Improve good cholesterol. Green tea helps to reduce low density lipoproteins and low density cholesterol, and may improve and increase good cholesterol HDL.

6. Protection against oxidative damage. In human research, green tea and it’s catechins have been shown to protect against the oxidative damage, especially those caused by exercise and smoking. We know that the polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins are antiviral. They have the potential to inhibit the human papilloma virus and the virus that causes warts.

7. Reduces blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Some research suggests that drinking green tea reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure. Some clinical research also suggests that taking green tea extract reduces blood pressure in patients with or without high blood pressure.

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8. Improves cognitive health. Green tea contains 2 to 4% caffeine or roughly 80 to 100 milligrams per cup. Possible mechanisms for helping with memory lapses and cognitive decline and cognitive health include adenosine receptor blockade and phosphodiesterase inhibition.

9. Anti-aging. Some evidence suggests that oral and topical application of products containing green tea may improve skin elasticity, hydration, and skin roughness.

10. Immune health. It helps to stimulate the immune system. There’s some evidence from clinical research that taking green tea formulations reduces the risk of developing cold or flu like symptoms.

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11. Weight loss. Green tea is commonly used for weight loss. Evidence from clinical trials are mixed, although some studies do show that weight loss, with specific products, can occur from taking green tea.

At Zenith Labs, we’ve actually created a supplement called Pure Greens, which contains high amounts of green tea plus dozens of other superfood extracts that make it a powerful antioxidant. Try it out and let us know how you feel!


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Can Hearing Be Restored Naturally (DOCTOR RESPONDS!)

Can you hear me? I said, can you hear me? If you’re one of the millions of people that suffer from diminished hearing, decreased hearing, Tinnitus, swishing, ringing, or buzzing in your ears, you need to read on!

Types of Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is a big deal. It’s estimated that 48 million Americans suffer from diminished hearing or Tinnitus. In fact, after the age of 60, about a third of Americans suffer from diminished hearing. It affects quality of life, relationships, and even compensation from work.

There are two different types of hearing loss. The first type is conductive, which is associated with the middle ear where your eardrum and tiny little bones are that help conduct sound. The other (and most common type) is sensorineurial. This affects the inner ear, or cochlea, which has hair cells that vibrate when sounds come into the ear. Those hair cells can get damaged by different reasons such as oxidation or inflammation.

Fun Fact: 44% of carpenters and 48% of plumbers suffer hearing loss in their 50s.

There are also certain risk factors for hearing loss: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certainly age, genetics, loud noises, and certain prescription medications. In particular, antibiotics, ED medications, aspirin, and drugs or medications that treat hypertension.

How To Restore Hearing Loss

Luckily, there are things that we can do about it. There are natural ways of helping to prevent hearing loss and restore hearing.

1. Melatonin and sleep

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Studies have shown that long sleep duration and a sleep hormone called Melatonin can help improve hearing. Melatonin is a powerful hormone that protects the hair cells of the Cochlea to prevent the advancement of hearing loss.

2. Hormones

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We know that hormones play a part in hearing ability. Low testosterone increases the rate of hearing loss, whilst estrogen seems to be protective. That’s one of the reasons why hearing loss is more prevalent in males than females. In fact, a drug called Tamoxifen which inhibits estrogen potentiates Cochlea damage or damage to those hair cells.

DHEA, which is an adrenal hormone, is protective for cochlea damage. You can get DHEA over the counter and take it as a supplement. Aldosterone is another hormone that can help reduce hearing loss. Go to the doctor’s for a check to ensure your hormone levels are all well-balanced.

3. Diet

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Make sure that your diet is anti-inflammatory. Avoid foods like saturated fats, high salt foods, high sugar foods, high glycemic foods, and alcohol. There’s been a study that shows that consuming cold foods contributes to hearing loss. Try to reduce your intake of processed meats and dairy products.

You want to make sure that your diet is high in nutrients like iron, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, other carotenes, folic acid, vitamin C, and magnesium. Individuals in one study showed that if their levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as Omega 3, 7, and 9 were high, they were less likely to experience hearing loss.

Fun Fact: An herbal extract from the Pacific islands called “Noni” is also protective for hearing loss.

Oxidation, inflammation are killers to those hair cells in the Cochlea. Eat foods such as pumpkin seeds and foods high in lycopene like tomatoes, watermelon, carrots, mango, squash. Other great foods to include in your diet are those that are high in zinc, like spinach, kale, cashews and mushrooms. Additionally, foods that are high in biotin such as berries, bananas, peanuts, beans, legumes, and green shard are also chock full of benefits.

4. Foods high in proanthocyanins

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Green and black teas have been shown to be protective against cochlea hair cell damage. Any foods that are high in proanthocyanins are great for helping reduce hearing loss. So, start eating more berries, cherries, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower. These have all been shown to be protective against the oxidative stress that accompanies hearing loss. Black pepper and tumeric are also herbs that have been studied.

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We’ve actually created a supplement called Hearing Times Three that has been remarkably beneficial and effective at preventing hearing loss and, in many cases, restoring hearing loss. It has high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, B 12, zinc, CoQ10, and Acetylcysteine or NAC. It has herbs like astragalus, ginkgo, chrysanthemum, resveratrol, and Gouda Cola. All of these in studies have been shown to help hearing loss and Tinnitus, or that sensation that something is buzzing or rushing in your ears.


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The #1 Master Tip To Reduce Stress (WORKS FAST!)

The #1 Master Tip To Reduce Stress (WORKS FAST!)

In our busy lives, we’re bound to feel stressed at some point. But chronic stress has negative effects on your health, which is why it’s important to learn to manage it! Learn the number on master tip on how to relieve and reduce stress.

Stress vs. Stressors

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There is a difference between stressors and stress. Stressors are events that happen in life, chemicals that we’re exposed to, or foods we eat, that cause an emotional and physiological response called “stress”. When it comes to stress, the physiological and emotional response is triggered by the nervous system. Hormones can also contribute to stress.

We know that stress is related to all kinds of chronic diseases. That’s why we need to try and get a hold of it and take care of it.

The Master Tip To Reduce Stress

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Now that we know the nervous system plays an important role in stress, we can try to find ways to help us manage it. There’s actually a powerful tool to grab a hold of stress by the horns and eliminate it completely if we wanted to. The cool thing about this tip is it’s something that you do thousands of times a day — breathing. Breathing can help you reduce stress.

Why is breathing so important? The nervous system has two branches in general:

  • Musculoskeletal system: this helps us move
  • Autonomic nervous system: this takes care of the unconscious processes, such as breathing and heart rate and perspiration, and basically everything that occurs from here all the way down to the pelvis.
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Now the autonomic nervous system has two branches as well: sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic nervous system controls the fight or flight response. It gets us revved up, and we feel stressed out when it is tuned in and motivated. The parasympathetic system is the calming branch of the nervous system, and it’s controlled majorly by something called the “vagus nerve”. With breathing techniques, you can actually consciously control the vagus nerve and mediate things like respiration rate, blood pressure, and stress hormones.

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A study done at the Juilliard School of Music found that individuals who performed deep breathing exercises could actually grab hold of that vagus tone and stimulate parasympathetic nervous responses and diminish the sympathetic nervous system. By diminishing the sympathetic system, it also reduces the fight or flight response, emotional withdrawal, stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

The study at the Juilliard School of Music showed that students engaged in deep breathing exercises before their performance actually performed better. They had better coping skills and were better able to problem solve compared to those musicians who did not engage in the deep breathing exercises.

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In another study, scientists showed that by just practicing breathing techniques for 10 minutes a day, they could change their physiological response for up to 24 hours. This could positively affect heart rate, asthma, abdominal pain, proinflammatory cytokines produced in the body, blood pressure, anxiety, and mental focus. So, scheduling time out to practice deep breathing exercises 10 minutes a day could change how your body responds for the next 24 hours.

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Emotions are not solely a phenomenon within the brain, they’re also composed of physiological responses. They include autonomic and behavioral responses. Respiration or breathing has a unique relationship to emotion, with the primary role of respiration concerning metabolism and homeostasis, but breathing is the one inlet that you have. When you take control of your breathing and the vagus nerve, you can change entire nervous system pathways and hormonal pathways within your body.

The respiratory control system is not just reflexive, it’s smart. It learns and it has memory.

The respiratory system listens to and carefully remembers how previous stimuli affect breathing. Respiratory memory is laid down by adjusting synaptic connections in the brain, so when you take time to breathe, you’re changing the plasticity of your brain. You’re changing how you’re brain works, your neurological pathways, and the hormonal pathways in your body.

Deep Breathing Technique 8-1-4

There are many deep breathing techniques out there. The eight, one and four, technique is one that you can try by yourself:

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  1. Make sure that you’re in a quiet place. You can still do it in a chaotic place, but make sure that you’re either sitting or lying down.
  2. Put your hand on your abdomen. Use this to make sure that you ’re using all the muscles of breathing and respiration, and making sure that you get a full belly breath.
  3. Inhale for eight seconds. Making sure you’re pushing out that belly, rising the chest for all eight seconds.
  4. Pause for a second.
  5. Then, exhale for four seconds.
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So, that’s the eight, one and four breathing technique. There are many other breathing techniques but it can change not only how you live today, but how you live in the future.

We’ve also worked with some researchers to develop a stress supplement. It’s called “Meditation in a Bottle”. It contains beautiful, wonderful herbs and amino acids to help relieve stress. And when combined with the breathing techniques it’s a powerful one to try.

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5 Foods You Should NEVER Eat (They Make You Look Older!)

5 Foods You Should NEVER Eat (They Make You Look Older!)

We all know that the foods we eat affect us on the inside, as well as the outside. But did you know that there are certain foods that will make you feel and look older? There are five foods groups that have various mechanisms that actually change how you age. We’ll be giving you a little insight to each of them here.

5 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

1. Refined grains

different type of breads made with refined grain in a basketRefined grains include anything made from white flour: baked goods, pastries, breads etc. These refined grains can spike insulin levels, which is a pro-inflammatory hormone that can cause devastation to both how you look and what’s going on inside of your body. So, avoid refined grains as much as possible.

 

 

2. Fried or charred foods

plate of french fries with ketchup and mayonnaise on the sideFried or charred foods are responsible for something called AGE, or advanced glycosylated end products, which are responsible for binding up tissues and cells that make things internally stiffer and causes aging. Avoid anything fried or charred at any cost.

 

 

3. Sodas and juices

three different bottles of soda packed in iceSodas and juices are basically just sugar that spikes insulin levels, changes growth hormone levels and cortisol levels, and hormonally make you age at a much more rapid pace. Sodas and juices should be avoided wherever possible. They can be easily replaced with water or natural teas.

 

 

4. Anything in a box or bag

nutritional content label of food with a close up on trans fat and saturated fat amountsNow, this is a big food group. Imagine yourself walking through a market or a grocery store, going through the middle aisles, and seeing all of those boxes and bags. They’re full of ingredients that if you read them, you cannot (oftentimes) pronounce them. Those ingredients are associated with aging. They’re also typically very high in trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils. Trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils are preservatives to keep these foods on the shelves, but they age you. The body cannot process them in way that is healthful, so you should try to shop on the periphery of the grocery stores. Get fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meats, cheeses, and avoid things in boxes and bags.

5. Seafood

different types of seafood such as fish, mussels, shrimp, and salmon on a white surfaceNumber five comes with a caveat. It’s seafood. You have to be very mindful about how you choose your seafood. Wild Alaskan salmon is wonderfully effective to slow down the aging process, but if you choose certain seafoods that are laden and loaded with high mercury, cadmium, and arsenic levels, then you change the metabolism of your cells and mitochondria which affects how you age. Watch out for seafood that is high in mercury and other heavy metals, and be especially cautious about shrimp and salmon. Avoid bigger fish like swordfish, shark, and king mackerel. Because these fish are in the higher echelon of the ocean food chain, this means that they ingest all the heavy metals that the smaller fish (aka their prey) eat.

These are the five food groups that you should avoid, or consume with caution. These are the food groups that will affect how you age, and make you look and feel older.

Dr Ryan SheltonI encourage you to share this with your friends and your loved ones, because I believe in the original meaning of the word doctor, docēre, which is a teacher.

So I post videos each and every week to make sure that you have the tools and the information that you need to live healthy and to live optimally well.

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The Truth On What Kombucha Does To Your Body (DOCTOR RESPONDS!)

The Truth On What Kombucha Does To Your Body (DOCTOR RESPONDS!)

Want a better, clearer understanding of what the probiotic drink, kombucha? We’ll delve into how it can benefit your body and if it’s more fiction and fantasy than “superfood”.

Kombucha and Its Benefits

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Kombucha (also known as “mushroom tea”) is ultimately a fermented drink made from typically green or black tea; although other herbs are used as well. It’s fermented with bacteria and a fungus.

There are two potential benefits of kombucha. Firstly, just the aspect of it being brewed and fermented from green and black tea means you have the benefits of the polyphenols of green and black tea. These have been associated with weight loss, blood sugar control, and cholesterol control. It helps to reduce risks for certain types of cancer, and also promotes immune heath.

The catechins and epicatechins in green and black tea are helpful for the liver detoxification processes, and of course we know it’s high in antioxidants.

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Secondly, the fermentation process of kombucha means that it’s high in probiotics, organic acids, and glucosamine. It helps with digestive health, immune health, and helps with mood and brain health. The organic acids found in kombucha can help the liver to detoxify, and glucosamine can help with joint and skin health. In addition to all the benefits of probiotics, they are also antibacterial to enteropathogenic bacteria.

One study has shown that it may be helpful for fighting against E. coli, shigella, salmonella, and the yeast, candida. Obviously, don’t rely on drinking on kombucha if you have an active, aggressive infection of E. coli, shigella, salmonella, or candida, but it can mitigate and help reduce infection against those enteropathic bacteria.

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Another study also showed that kombucha fermented and derived from oak leaves decreases oxidative stress by improving the parameters of highly pro-inflammatory cytokines, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha. If we can decrease those pro-inflammatory cytokines, we’re doing the body a great benefit.

Now, this is the caveat with kombucha. Some people just simply love it so much that they drink too much — and that can be dangerous. It is recommended to limit your intake of kombucha to about 12 ounces per day, and the reason is that it is high in organic acids. In people predisposed with pre-existing conditions to lactic acidosis or liver toxicity, you can cause problems if you drink too much.

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If you are home-brewing the kombucha, you need to take extra care. Unless you’re creating a kombucha with the scoby from and within really highly, strictly sterile environments, you can start to grow certain types of fungus and bacteria that are not beneficial and are in fact, harmful for your body. For this reason, it is recommended to buy commercial kombucha because they the products are carefully tested to make sure that the probiotics contained in the kombucha are helpful rather than harmful ones.

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Now, if you’ve tried kombucha and you’re not a fan, or you’re intimidated by even trying kombucha, you can get the same benefits by drink a cup or two of green or black tea every day to get the beneficial aspects of polyphenols. We’ve actually created a really high potent probiotic supplement called Probiotic T-50. It contains 50 billion organisms, with eight different strains of probiotics. Give it a try and let us know what you think!


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Why You Feel Fatigued Everyday (And How To Overcome It)

Why You Feel Fatigued Everyday (And How To Overcome It)

If you are frustrated and at your wits end in dealing with chronic or recurring fatigue, learn how to discover the contributing factors to fatigue and address them effectively. Chronic fatigue is debilitating because it also affects how you feel, and can affect your relationships with others. We know that fatigue not only drains your body of energy and pep and zep, but it can have systemic effects as well. It can cause headache, joint pain, loss of concentration. It can cause low-grade fever, abdominal pain, and immune disfunction. So, understanding what’s causing your fatigue is essential.

Possible Reasons For Fatigue

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If you’re feeling chronic fatigue, some important items or aspects of your lifestyle to address would be improving sleep, correcting any nutrient deficiencies, identifying and removing any food allergies, addressing chronic depression or anxiety, and treating chronic viral illness or yeast illness.

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Of course, there can be pre-existing medical conditions which contribute to fatigue, such as blood sugar dysregulation and diabetes, which need to be addressed. It takes corrected nutrition deficiencies (particularly trace minerals like magnesium and zinc), essential fatty acids, improving nutrient status through a supplement called L-Carnitine and CoQ10, and some level of low intensity exercise. If you exercise too much, it’s just going to drain your energy more so activities like walking, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, are examples of great low intensity exercises to try.

Using adaptogenic herbs like Schizandra, Eleutherococcus, and Ginseng, are also great because they give you the power boost you need.

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We’ve created a couple of supplements to help with fatigue. One supplement called Sleep Wave helps with sleep. A good night’s rest is essential to having sufficient energy levels the next day. The other supplement, Meditation in a Bottle, contains some really great adaptogenic herbs and helps with energy levels. If you have trouble with fatigue, you may want to check out these supplements and let us know how they’ve helped. We’d love to hear what’s worked for improving your energy levels!

Looking for natural ways to boost your energy? Find out which 3 adaptogens will give you all day energy here.


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The Complete Guide To Probiotics and Gut Health

The Complete Guide To Probiotics and Gut Health

Did you know that nearly 90% of your immune system resides in the gut? We believe that all health begins in the gut. What you put in your gut and how your gut receives it influences the rest of the body. Probiotics are powerful organisms that can help you build better gut health. Let’s explore the relationship between probiotics, gut health, and the rest of your health.

What are probiotics and what do they do?

fit man in black underwear with the digestive system drawn on his bare skinProbiotics are fascinating organisms. They are all over us on our skin and our hair, but they mostly reside in the gut. They release substances and chemicals that help to inform your intestinal cells to better absorb food and to inform your immune system to better protect yourself against the bad guys.

The gut is also known as “the second brain”. There are so many nerve connections between the gut and the brain, and more serotonin is actually produced in the gut compared to the brain! Probiotics help to influence nerve tissue to feedback to the brain and help with things like depression and anxiety. They also inform the intestinal cells’ information to then release hormones, telling both the brain and adipose (or fat tissue) to help you lose weight. Probiotics can be effective for obesity, diabetes, gut health, brain health, regulating moods, and immune health.

Did you know that probiotic bacteria outnumber human cells by 10 to one in the human body?

Eat probiotics for better health

different fermented foods such as sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi in small glass bowls on a wooden tableWhen healthy types of bacteria are growing in and on you, you have healthy skin, better moods, and improved digestion. Unhealthy bacteria growing in and on you causes a number of problems and health conditions. After you’re born, the only way you can really get in probiotics is either through eating fermented food or taking a probiotic supplement. Taking antibiotics not only kills off the bad bacteria, it also kills off the good bacteria, and that’s a problem. Once the good guys are killed, it opens up the door for the bad guys to grow and flourish, which can cause problems for you.

Probiotics can take years to replenish in your system if you’ve had health conditions, or if you’ve taken antibiotics in the past. Fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, probiotic capsules, sauerkraut, kombucha, miso, tempeh, ceviche, and saltwater pickles are a great source of probiotics. If you don’t like those foods, then you can take a probiotic supplement. At least every culture in the world has their most preferred type of fermented food, and they typically take it every day.

woman holding up a picture of a smiling happy cartoon stomachMost bacteria in the soil is healthy and good, or else the plants that we depend upon so much wouldn’t grow. However, our modern world of sterility and pesticides causes the soil to have a weird composition, and we don’t get the healthy bacteria that we need from the earth. Studies have also shown that rural kids who live on farms and have their hands in untainted soil have totally different types of immune systems than kids that live in cities. Hence, we need to supplement our daily diet with probiotics.

Probiotic T-50 supplement by zenith labsThere are thousands of different types of species of probiotics. We’ve worked with researchers to help develop a probiotic supplement, called “Probiotic T50”. It contains a whopping 50 billion organisms of 11 different strains of probiotics. If you take a look at the supplements in your local pharmacy or local health food store, you’ll find that most products contain far fewer organisms — maybe 5 to 10 billion. It’s important to read your labels. Most of the time, it’s usually just a single strain of lactobacillus coupled in with bifidobacterium. Probiotic T50 contains several strains of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Streptococcus Thermophilus.

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Top 3 Causes of Baldness and how to regrow hair Fast Naturally

Top 3 Causes of Baldness and How To Regrow Hair Fast Naturally

You’re angry, you’re depressed, you’re discouraged, you’re embarrassed. If you suffer from hair loss, learn about the top three contributors to hair loss and what you can do about it to restore a healthy head of hair.

The Top Three Contributors To Hair Loss

1. 5alpha-reductase enzyme

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The first contributor is an enzyme called 5alpha-reductase. 5alpha-reductase changes testosterone, a hormone present in both men and women, to DHT or dihydrotestosterone. This is a more potent form of testosterone that causes the follicles that grow hair to atrophy or get smaller and eventually die.

You need to get the 5alpha-reductase enzyme under control if you want to stop hair loss. There are medications and natural supplements that can help you do that. Two natural supplements that we can recommend are saw palmetto and pygeum.

2. Stress

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The second contributor to hair loss is stress. In fact, there’s a condition called “telogen effluvium”, which refers to a condition where you lose hair because you’re stressed. Sometimes it’s only temporary, sometimes it lasts three to six months, sometimes it lasts years. Getting stress under control is very important.

3. Circulation

back of a man's head with little hair and him holding a hairbrush

Last but not least is circulation. Circulation to the scalp is controlled by the level of inflammation in your body. Eating pro-inflammatory foods and having pro-inflammatory agents in your body is a problem. Controlling your diet can help reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory agents in your body and help with hair loss issues.

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We’ve actually created an oral supplement to help improve 5alpha-reductase overactivity, stress, and circulation and inflammation. It’s called Hair Revital X, which you can use with a topical spray that targets hair follicles specifically. Using this combination everyday can make changes in how you look and feel.

Not sure why you’re losing hair? Learn about the main causes of thinning hair. Have you tried any other hair loss solutions? Did they work for you? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear about your experience!


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Top 3 Causes of thinning hair and what to do about it

Top 3 Causes of Thinning Hair and What to Do About It

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Thinning hair and hair loss are big deals. They can affect not only how you look in the mirror every day, but they can affect how you feel. They can rob you of your confidence and change your relationships. Now, if you’re struggling with thinning hair and hair loss, we’ll reveal three top contributing tips to help you reverse hair loss and get thicker, fuller hair.

Hair loss, or thinning hair, is medically-termed “alopecia”. It occurs in both males and females, although the rate is higher in males. The three tips we’re about to give you helps improve your body and health systematically, which in turns helps with hair loss issues.

The Top Three Causes Of Thinning Hair

1. Hormone Imbalance

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First up: hormone imbalance. Specifically, an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which changes testosterone into a much more powerful form of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The problem with elevated levels of DHT or 5-alpha reductase, is that DHT causes hair follicle atrophy. It causes hair thinning and contributes to hair loss.

2. Nutrient deficiencies

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The second cause of thinning hair is nutrient deficiencies. Some of the most common nutrient deficiencies that contribute to hair loss are iron, essential fatty acids, biotin, folic acid, vitamins B6 and 12, vitamin A, and zinc.

Fact: The average person has somewhere between 100,000 to 350,000 hair follicles.

3. Inflammation

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Last but not least, inflammation is another cause of thinning hair. Specifically, something called “reactive oxygenated species”. These oxidative compounds (which can occur naturally in the body) attack hair follicles, causing hair thinning and hair loss.

How to Reduce Hair Thinning and Hair Loss?

Now that you know the top three causes of hair thinning, here’s what you can do about it:

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  1. Make sure that your hormones are balanced and that you’re not overproducing dihydrotestosterone by an over-activated 5-alpha reductase. There are supplements that you can take to improve that.
  2. Correct any of nutrient deficiencies that you may have. Make sure that your diet is rich in vitamins and minerals, or take a high-quality supplement which includes more iron, essential fatty acids, biotin, folic acid, B6, B12, vitamin A, and zinc.
  3. Control inflammation. Eat a diet that’s rich in color, fruits and vegetables, and essential fatty acids.

Using this three-step approach can have incredible effects on your hair, how you look, how you feel, and your confidence.

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Do This Everyday To Improve Digestion

Do This Everyday To Improve Digestion

 

Many of us have problems with digestion, but we don’t talk about it. Health starts in the gut for so many reasons so digestion is key. Improving digestion is important not only to extract and absorb the healthy foods that you eat, but to improve your immune system. We’re about to reveal the key to improving your digestion.

Reasons for poor digestion

fit young woman's belly with her hands framing her abdominal areaNow there are a lot of reasons for digestive complaints — stress, nutrient deficiencies, food allergies, or H pylori bacteria. Sometimes, it’s as simple as timing and chewing your food. One of the major culprits of poor digestion includes low hydrochloric acid in your stomach and low enzymes that are released from your pancreas and your liver. If you can do this one thing before every meal, you can improve your digestion dramatically. Get rid of the embarrassing gas and bloating, pain, constipation, diarrhea, and improve your immune system.

The key to improving digestion

blue word cloud with the largest text being digestive enzymesSo, the key to improving digestion is taking digestive enzymes. There are a number of reasons why the standard American diet causes poor digestion. Sometimes it’s an underlying condition, like diabetes or obesity, which will need to be addressed. But oftentimes, you can do something as simple as taking a digestive enzyme before each meal to help break down the food. You can eat the healthiest diet in the world, but if you’re not breaking down those nutrients and your body is not able to absorb them appropriately, then a healthy diet is not as helpful as you think.

Digestive enzymes include things like amylase, protease, lipase, phytase, cellulase, invertase, and maltase, which help to break down nutrients into the smallest pieces so that your intestines can absorb them.

woman in pink shorts and sports bra with the label "digestion" across her abdominal areaIf you have underlying conditions obviously they need to be addressed. We’ve actually developed a supplement containing these digestive enzymes combined with other ingredients like zinc, sodium alginate, slippery elm, marshmallow root, DGL, and berberine to help coat the stomach and help with issues like acid reflux. It also helps coat the intestines to improve absorption. It’s a combination of digestive enzymes and healing agents. Berberine is an herb that can help combat the negative effects of H pylori bacteria such as acid reflux, gastritis, gas, pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, if you are able to absorb these nutrients, many of these digestive issues will go away.

The name of the supplement is True Digestion, and you should check it out. Taking these digestive enzymes before each and every meal can make a huge difference, and help relieve all kinds of GI complaints and improve the function of your immune system.

Dr Ryan SheltonSo I’m happy that you checked me out. Make sure you share this, you like this, you share it with your friends and loved ones who may also have problems with digestive complaints. Hit the bell, sign up for notifications. We post several times every week. And again, this is your channel to improve your health and wellness, and to achieve optimal health.

Thanks so much, I’m Dr. Ryan Shelton.

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