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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.

kombucha in jars with a plate of scoby next to it

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.

person lifting a scoby out of a jar of kombucha

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.

homemade fermented raw kombucha tea with lemons and ginger presented around it on a wooden table

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.

Probiotic T-50 supplement by zenith labs

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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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.

hearing times three supplement by zenith labs

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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Top 7 Foods That Will Improve Eyesight You Should Eat Daily

Top 7 Foods That Will Improve Eyesight You Should Eat Daily

Do you struggle with daytime vision problems, blurriness, poor night-time vision, or eye floaters? If so, you’ll definitely want in on these 7 foods that can help improve your eyesight.

You’ll probably be wondering what’s the fastest way to improve your vision without spending thousands of dollars at an optometrist, to have eye surgery or new prescriptions every year, or new contacts every year. You want to see improvements in your vision today. Well, science has shown that there are seven types of foods that you can eat to improve your vision, and there are dietary patterns that you can follow to improve your vision.

Start eating these foods daily so that you can start to see a difference in 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, and going forward.

Foods you should eat to improve your eyesight

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There are seven foods that will improve your eyesight, as long as you eat them every day. They are high in certain micro-nutrients such as lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, polyphenols, proanthocyanadins, and vitamin A, which can make a powerful difference in your vision going forward.

1. Foods containing Lutein & Zeaxanthin

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  • Eat foods like: Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, spinach, squash

Firstly, eat foods high in lutein and zeaxanthin. These are antioxidants that concentrate in your eyes. In fact, they concentrate in the back of your eyes where the retina is. They help with daytime vision, blurriness, night-time vision and floaters. Foods that are high in both lutein and zeaxanthin include the brassica vegetables (e.g.) broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, and kale. Other foods high in these nutrients include spinach, squash (any kind), corn, peas, and eggs. Try to incorporate these foods into your daily diet.

2. Food containing Vitamin A

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  • Eat foods like: Squash, spinach, bilberry and rose hip tea

Another nutrient is vitamin A. Squash and spinach have particularly high contents of vitamin A so try to get those in your diet. Something else you can actually try is a combination tea of bilberry and rose hips. It’s extremely high in vitamin C, polyphenols, and proanthocyanins, that feed the eyeballs and retina. Go to your local health foods store, get a little bag of bilberry and a little bag of rose hips, and you can easily brew a tea.

You can add some honey to it for flavor if needed. But this is packed full of proanthocyanins that basically go to your eye as antioxidants.

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We have also created a power supplement called Vision 20. It contains concentrated forms of luteins, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, proanthocyanadins, and vitamin A. We recommend you incorporate the supplement along with the suggested foods above and not rely solely on the supplement.

We would love to know what you’ve done for your vision in the past, if you’ve incorporated these foods in your diet, how effective food is in improving your vision. If you need a little more help in obtaining some of these ingredients, let us know what culture and country you’re from so we can come up with alternatives for you to make sure you’re getting the luteins, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, proanthocyanadins, and vitamin A foods that you need for eye health. Don’t be shy to write to us in the comments below!


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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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What Cinnamon Does To Your Body If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

What Cinnamon Does To Your Body If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

If you’re one of the millions of people in the world that struggle with diabetes, or you’ve been told that you’re pre-diabetic, read on. We’ll set the record straight on what cinnamon can do for your body if you have diabetes, struggle with blood sugar control, are pre-diabetic, and what it simply cannot do.

If you struggle with diabetic issues, then the fastest way of managing it is not to take a bunch of supplements of empty promises. The key is diet, proper medication, and some supplements that can be beneficial to help with blood sugar control.

It’s estimated that as many as 23% of individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes take cinnamon to help with blood sugar control. Now, does it work? Does it not work? The research is actually varied. Dozens of research studies have been done on the potential benefits of taking cinnamon and helping with blood sugar control.

What Cinnamon Does To Your Body…

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One particularly exciting study showed a significantly greater decrease in fasting blood glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin, waist circumference, and body mass index, in subjects that took cinnamon compared to another group that was taking simply a placebo. It helped with waist-to-hip ratio, blood pressure, total serum cholesterol or blood cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and it improved elements of high density lipoprotein.

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Accumulating evidence about cinnamon supports the notion that cinnamaldehyde, which is an active component of cinnamon, exhibits significant gluco-lowering effects. But the key is, you have to take it at the right dose. You can’t be eating cinnamon, say, in banana bread or pumpkin pie. In fact, if you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic, it is not recommended that you eat banana bread or pumpkin pie anyway, but the dose of cinnamon has to be on target with what the research shows.

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Efficacy data shows that a modest decrease in fasting plasma glucose, or blood sugar, can take place if you’re taking an adequate amount of cinnamon as a supplement. After adjustment for age and sex, cinnamon use makes a difference in how the body responds to sugar.

The consumption of cinnamon is also associated with a statistically significant improvement of Haemoglobin A1C. Haemoglobin A1C levels are important because it projects how your blood sugar is over time. An improvement of Haemoglobin A1C can be significant with cinnamon intake.

Blood Sugar Premier supplement by zenith labs

In various studies, clinicians are strongly urged to refrain from recommending just cinnamon as a sole treatment option. You need to be on a great, low-glycemic diet. You should also be on proper medication to manage your condition. Cinnamon can act as a great supplement if taken at the right dose and particularly if combined with other agents to help blood sugar control.

We’ve actually created a supplement called Blood Sugar Premier, which contains cinnamon and other agents which can help with Haemoglobin A1C levelas, blood sugar control, and weight loss.

Have you tried cinnamon supplements? Let us know if they have worked/not worked for you in the comments below. We’d love to hear about your experience!


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Does Raspberry Ketone For Weight Loss Work? (DOCTOR THOUGHTS!)

It’s estimated that 30% of Americans are obese and 60% of Americans are overweight. That population represents a target for some companies to go after and influence. Weight loss is a physical process, but weight loss is also an emotional process. You get entangled in a web of badly wanting to lose weight — and you’ll do anything, spend any amount of money to lose weight. We’re here to tell you if one supplement, raspberry ketones, is (or isn’t) effective for weight loss.

What You Need To Know About Raspberry Ketones

Several years ago, some research that was published and then propagated by Dr. Oz on television promised that raspberry ketones were a miracle cure for weight loss. But is that really true?

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What the science shows is that lipolysis (or fat breakdown) might be more susceptible because of norepinephrine (a hormone). It may also increase a hormone called adiponectin which helps with weight loss, and blood sugar regulation. Studies performed on the test tube fat cells of mice at 100 times the recommended daily dose of raspberry ketones showed that it improved lipolysis through the fat cells being more susceptible to norepinephrin. It also improved adiponectin levels which helps with weight loss and blood sugar control.

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However, not a single human study has shown benefits for raspberry ketones when taken on its own. There has been one study that showed that a combination of raspberry ketone and a supplement containing ingredients like synephrin, caffeine, or ginseng, did improve weight loss. After six to eight weeks of taking that combined supplement, people saw improved weight loss by 7.8% of fat mass, compared to the placebo or the control group at 2.8%.

Taking raspberry ketones has also shown to increase adiponectin output by 7.88%. But to put things in perspective, exercise alone can increase adiponectin by 260% in just one week.

So, there is something about raspberry ketones that may be effective, but just not when it’s taken on its own. In addition, to get the amount of ketones from raspberries at an adequate dose, you would have to eat 90 pounds of raspberries — and no one’s going to eat 90 pounds of raspberries a day!

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If you’re looking to take raspberry ketones, do so combined with other agents that have been shown effective through science and research to help encourage weight loss.

We’ve created an effective weight loss supplement called Trim 14, which includes raspberry ketones and other agents that have been shown to encourage weight loss in humans. Check it out and we would love to hear what you think of it in the comments below!

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I believe in the original meaning of the word doctor, ‘docere‘, which means teacher. I’m here to help educate you on how to take care of yourself in ways that you may not have heard of before, but that are effective. I always want to hear your ideas and feedback so be sure to leave me comments below!

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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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

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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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The Truth About The “Longevity Gene” (DOCTOR THOUGHTS!)

You don’t want to die sooner than you have to. If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering how to live a longer, happier, healthier life. A life in which you’re able to see your kids, even grandkids, graduate high school, graduate college, get married and create beautiful wonderful families of their own which you can engage in and enjoy for the rest of your life. Sometimes you make small choices, and you do not understand how it can change the entire trajectory of your life moving forward. Today, let’s talk about longevity genes.

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There are many theories about aging, but what research has shown is that there are three important parts of the DNA which control aging and longevity. Most of our DNA codes for proteins, but these three enzymes change how the DNA responds to our environment in terms of longevity and aging. They don’t control or create new proteins. They tell the rest of our genes and the rest of our DNA, what to do.

There are two pathways when it comes to every cell in the body: growth and reproduction, or protection and maintenance. Growth and reproduction means that cells are replicating again and again to create new cells. With protection and maintenance, the cells are not replicating, reproducing, nor growing. They’re just maintaining the status quo. The three enzymes we’re going to talk about are responsible for which pathway a cell takes, and thus whether it ages or stays young.

The 3 Enzymes That Help Longevity

1. Telomerase

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Every time a cell divides, the ends of the DNA (telomeres) shorten a little bit. The shorter telomeres become, the more likely that cell is to age. Telomerase is an enzyme which helps to keep those telomeres long. Studies have shown that over-expression of telomerase can increase lifespan by 30%, and under-expression can decrease lifespan by 50%.

Every cell in your body has a limit of about 50 to 60 divisions before the telomeres become too short.

If we’re able to keep the telomeres long through encouraging greater activity of telomerase, then we are able to keep our cells (and thus, ourselves) young.

2. Sirtuin

Sirtuin is the determinant gene that decides if your cells are going to go down the path of growth and reproduction or protection and maintenance. If we are able to regulate/increase sirtuin enzymes, we can push our cells towards protection and maintenance, anti-aging and longevity.

3. TOR

TOR is known to push our entire DNA into growth and reproduction. If we can decrease the activity of the TOR enzyme, we can slow the aging process.

How Can We Influence These 3 Longevity Enzymes?

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Researchers have shown that a number of natural compounds, botanical agents, can increase telomerase, increase sirtuin, and decrease TOR.

Substances like resveratrol, Terminalia, Astragalus, purslane, Ashwagandha, ginseng, astatine, Cordyceps, pterostilbene etc. can all help. We’ve actually developed an important powerful supplement called Longevity Activator, where we include these agents, plus others, that can influence these three genetic genes so that we encourage protection and maintenance, and discourage growth and reproduction.

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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.

Dr Ryan Shelton

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Stress is a killer and you can control it with something as simple as breath.

Thanks so much, I’m Dr. Ryan Shelton.

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