The Vaccination Question

Many people have strong opinions about vaccinations, and today we are linking to an article by Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland. Here he lays out some science, logic and his experience to help us make better informed decisions about whether or not to vaccinate.

He says that “significant problems will be experienced whenever children – or adults – are simply vaccinated to achieve “vaccination coverage” and that in many cases vaccinations may be more harmful than the disease it allegedly prevents. “This particularly applies to diseases that might be subjected to vaccination by ordinance, such as tick-borne encephalitis, hepatitis B, HPV infections amongst girls, swine and avian flu.” For concerned parents considering vaccinations for their children, Dr Rau offers advice on timing of vaccinations as well as tips to help avoid adverse side effects.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF VACCINES

To help us understand the different types of vaccines and what diseases they are intended to protect against, here is a list from Vaccines.gov (US Dept. of Health and Human Services), which lists 4 types of vaccines:

  • Live-attenuated vaccines use a weakened (or attenuated) form of the germ that causes a disease. Live vaccines are used to protect against: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR combined vaccine), Rotavirus, Smallpox, Chickenpox, Yellow fever
  • Inactivated vaccines use the killed version of the germ that causes a disease and are used to protect against: Hepatitis A, Flu (shot only), Polio (shot only), Rabies
  • Subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide, and conjugate vaccines use specific pieces of the germ – like its protein, sugar, or capsid (a casing around the germ). Because these vaccines use only specific pieces of the germ, they give a very strong immune response that’s targeted to key parts of the germ. These vaccines are used to protect against: Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) disease, Hepatitis B, HPV (Human papillomavirus), Whooping cough (part of the DTaP combined vaccine), Pneumococcal disease, Shingles
  • Toxoid vaccines use a toxin (harmful product) made by the germ that causes a disease. They create immunity to the parts of the germ that cause a disease instead of the germ itself, and are used to protect against Diphtheria and Tetanus

BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Whether or not you decide to vaccinate, a healthy immune system is key.  Give your body an extra immunity boost with Regulat® pro BioRegulat is a liquid whole food supplement made from organically grown fruits, nuts and vegetables, produced by the unique patented process of live Cascade Fermentation.

Regulat® pro Bio ‘Swing Therapy’

“It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing….doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah…”  A true classic surviving through the ages.

So whether you grew up during the “swing generation” or you have kids or grandkids playing on swings, many of us can benefit from a little ‘Swing therapy’ with Regulat®!

What is Regulat pro Bio?

It is unique cascade fermented liquid concentrate derived from fresh organic fruit, vegetables and nuts—plus it’s LOADED with natural Vitamin C (organic acerola extract). It is one of only 5 finalists in the 2018 Eco-Excellence Awards Raw & Fermented Foods category.  Voting now open through August 31, 2018.  Just click on the Finalist Badge!

Taken orally, this nutrient-rich elixir provides support for many conditions including:

  • Arthritic and joint problems
  • Autoimmune imbalances
  • Bowel and intestinal issues
  • Circulation problems
  • Congestion
  • Lack of sleep
  • Respiratory system
  • Skin and mucous membranes
  • Sluggishness, exhaustion, energy issues
  • Allergies, and more…

But it doesn’t stop there.

You can also apply Regulat pro Bio topically to provide relief for minor skin wounds (cuts, scrapes & burns), skin problems (neurodermatitis & psoriasis), herpes, warts, fungal infections, joint pain…and can even use as a nose spray for colds and allergies (1:3 diluted with water)

Tell Me More About Swing Therapy

Thought you’d never ask!  The type of “Swing Therapy” we’re referring to is great for those who are of normal health, or may have evidence of an ailment building up, as a strong preventive detoxification and deacidification program. (Those with HIGH SENSITIVITY – High toxic load, toxic metals, pesticide residues, Candidiasis, Multiple chemical hypersensitivity, Hyperacidity, Chronic inflammation, Auto-immune ailments, etc. – should do a different protocol, starting with just 3-5 drops once a day.)

Here’s our recommended Regulat pro Bio ‘Swing Therapy’ Regime:

Day   Amount of Regulat pro Bio
1-3 15 ml every morning (before breakfast)
4-13 15 ml every morning and evening
Week 3 30 ml every morning and evening
Week 4 30 ml every morning, noon and evening
Week 5 30 ml every morning and evening
Week 6 15 ml every morning and evening

GENERAL CLEANSING GUIDELINES If you experience discomfort due to toxins being released – skin outbreaks, mucous, muscle pain, etc. – then simply halve the dosage or stop taking Regulat for 1-2 days until healing actions subside.

  • In the beginning, you may wish to take chelating agents such as Slippery Elm, Chlorella, Spirulina or Zeolite powder.
  • Proper hydration of 1-2 liters of water a day is required to facilitate maximum elimination of toxins mobilized by Regulat.
  • In addition, high-water content foods (fruits and vegetables) will support this effect. Take enough rest so that the body has the foundation for healing itself.
  • Use the supplied plastic measure cup, not a metal spoon.
  • Regulat may be diluted with water or organic, red grape juice according to personal taste.
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Flu Fighters–Know Your Options

Here we are…smack dab in the middle of flu season.  If you’re one of the lucky ones with natural super-hero immunity, you can get thru the season unscathed. However, for many of us, we need a plan B.  So what are the options?

Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Dr. James Odell recently addressed this question in his article, “Opting Out of the Annual Flu Shot.”  Here he defines influenza as a respiratory infection caused by Type A and B influenza viruses.

Yet what is interesting is that “…about 70-80% of all suspected influenza-like illness lab specimens test negative for type A or B influenza viruses every flu season.”  This is one reason he says “it is important for the public and consumer to be fully informed about the influenza vaccine and its potential detrimental ramifications before opting-out or consenting to this annual injection ritual.”[1]

So, it appears that the majority of illnesses that present flu-like symptoms do not even fall within the main influenza category.  Why would you consider an unnatural approach to fighting off “the flu” when the odds are you don’t have the disease the preventative shot is targeting?  This contradicts the holistic approach to staying healthy.

What are the Risks?

If you’re still toying with the idea of getting the flu shot (maybe you’re one of those who seem to be a magnet, attracting a variety of viruses in the winter months), there is much to consider.  With several vaccine products licensed in the U.S., you’ll want to know what you’re getting.  You also need to be aware of the risks, which can include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Painful joints
  • Headache
  • Pain, redness, swelling at the site of the injection
  • flu-like symptoms (sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, joint and muscle pain, and nausea)

There can be even more serious complications including brain inflammation, convulsions, paralysis or several others.  Of course, these are less common, but do you want to take the chance?  In 2016, there were 2,954 claims filed in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for injuries and deaths following Influenza vaccination, including 109 deaths and 2,845 serious injuries.

For more detailed information on what ingredients are in flu vaccines, check out these Vaccine Ingredients or the University of Oxford’s list.  Vegans and vegetarians may be surprised.  You can see a break down of potentially harmful items such as aluminum and Thimerosal, which is a compound made of 50% mercury—the second most poisonous element known to man. And, although the vaccine you receive may contain “trace amounts” of Thimerosal, that still means that mercury is being injected into your bloodstream.  Read more from the CDC’s “Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury and Vaccine Safety”.

What are Natural Flu Fighters?

A simple look at disease statistics shows that our bodies lack fundamental resistance and vitality: of adults over 20 years old, 32% are overweight, 34% are obese, 22% have arthritis, 23% have chronic joint symptoms, 11% have diabetes, 12% have heart disease, 8% have a form of cancer. Source: CDC (Centers for Disease Control), NIDDK.  So anything that naturally boosts the immune system is a great way to ward off the flu and other illnesses.

Regulat® products support the body’s own regulatory systems and enzyme balance, promote a healthy blood environment, revitalize and improve energy supply to the cells, neutralize free radicals, and support a healthy immune system.* This is why Regulat® products are recommended by so many health practitioners.

So, why not be proactive and safeguard against disease by boosting your immune system naturally? Check out our website for research on Regulat®, and also our Facebook page to learn what other folks are saying about Regulat® and how it helps maximize their health and wellness!

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

[1] https://www.brmi.online/single-post/2017/12/31/Opting-Out-of-the-Annual-Flu-Shot

Wellness News for those Who Suffer from IBS

With the holidays literally around the corner, we wanted to provide some relevant information to those who may need some relief from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), a common gastrointestinal ailment covering a variety of symptoms. Let’s face it, most of us will be consuming some extra goodies this time of year. But for many IBS sufferers, this can lead to enhanced symptoms including constipation and bloating, said to be due to abnormal gut flora. These symptoms can be extremely painful and embarrassing, and the last thing you want to deal with when celebrating with family and friends.

How Regulat® Can Help

  • Regulat has shown to help provide relief from any of the seven symptoms of IBS, whether diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, bloating, abdominal pains or cramps.1)Regulat Compendium – click this link and go to pg 60-61
  • Regulat promotes a healthy composition of the gut flora, which, among other things, reduces flatulence.

The broad ranging effects of Regulat have been experienced by many with digestive issues. Regulat’s components help activate the immune system, and excessive allergic and inflammatory processes are suppressed. Although the effects of Regulat take some time to help create the desired balance – it is not a quick fix for a ongoing problem – now would be a good time to start …your stomach will thank you!

References   [ + ]

1. Regulat Compendium – click this link and go to pg 60-61

Crohn’s & Coltis Awareness Week – #CCAwarenessWeek

Crohn's and Colitis AwarenessIF YOU suffer from or know someone who suffers from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you will understand the toll these conditions can take on one’s physical and emotional health.

Crohn’s and colitis are a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which an abnormal immune system response causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract — currently, about 1.6 million Americans have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.  According to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, that number is pretty much split down the middle in terms of Crohn’s vs. Colitis, and the uptick in these conditions over the last few decades has been significant.  To illustrate, there was a 74% increase in doctor’s office visits due to Crohn’s disease between 1992 and 2004.

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.  Symptoms can include:

  • Persistent Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Urgent need to move bowels
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Sensation of incomplete evacuation
  • Constipation (can lead to bowel obstruction)

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine (also called the colon), in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon.  Symptoms can include:

  • bowel movements become looser and more urgent
  • persistent diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain and blood in the stool
  • stool is generally bloody
  • crampy abdominal pain

Diagnosis and Treatment

There’s no single test that can positively diagnose Crohn’s disease. If you have symptoms, your doctor may run a series of tests to rule out other conditions.  Some physicians may suggest surgery or taking immune suppressants (which only treat symptoms), but we suggest seeing a holistic practitioner who can get deeper into the causes and provide natural treatments.

For example, in his book BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE, Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic says that he believes that ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease “are problems related to dental infective foci and heavy metals.” (Mercury/amalgam fillings etc. seem to be at the basis of many health conditions).

When removing mercury fillings be sure that your dentist follows the IAOMT’s Smart Protocol – Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique.)

Although a healthy diet is crucial to helping reduce symptoms, eliminating the dental infective foci should be a priority.  In addition, supplementing one’s diet with Regulat can provide many benefits, especially as it supports both the digestive and immune systems.Here’s an example of how Paracelsus Clinic Lustmühle, the largest clinic for biological medicine and dentistry in central Europe with a healing tradition of over 50 years, uses Regulat to help with “gut health”. They have intensively used Regulat for several years for the following purposes:

  • Acid base regulation: Acid base regulation occurs due to the lactic acid in Regulat stimulating the anaerobic intestinal flora. Regulat® stimulates this anaerobic flora of the intestines which improve deacidification and detoxification.
  • ProBiotic effect:  the Prosymbiontic stages of bacteria present in Regulat® can develop like ProBiotics in the intestines, into life-supporting bacteria.
  • Enzymes: Regulat® contains Proteolytic and digestive enzymes, produced and extracted by the fermentation process. Therefore Regulat® has a local intestinal anti-inflammatory effect.

All in all, Regulat® is one of the most active products for rebuilding intestinal harmony, especially the intestinal flora and acid base metabolism.”
Thomas Rau MD, Chief Physician

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation invites you to stand together and bring more awareness to IBD than ever before. Use #myIBD to educate others for better understanding and to strengthen the fight to spread awareness of some underlying reasons for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Regulat will be promoting Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week on our social media to support this campaign. Please check out our facebook page for more information.

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Vibrant Living Network Features Joel Harper and Regulat

IMPORTANT UPDATE – Show Date has Changed to Nov. 21 – 6-8:00 EST

If you haven’t yet discovered the Vibrant Living Network, now would be a great time to tune in. Glenn Brooks, founder and host of this innovative show about healthy living, will be featuring Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Joel Harper. And since one of Joel’s clients is the world-renowned TV physician Dr. Oz, we’re sure he has an interesting perspective and some dynamic stories to add to the upcoming conversation!

Joel began in the personal fitness industry as a way to stay in shape and fuel his modeling career.  His focus shifted to the fitness side of the business, which has led him to many health products and supplements. Along his journey, he was introduced to Regulat and has become a passionate endorser, using the product himself while recommending to his client base.  He’s looking forward to sharing his experiences and recipes for health when he shares a lively discussion with Glenn Brooks this Tuesday night.

What is the Vibrant Living Network?

The Vibrant Living Network (VLN) is a team of meaningful thought leaders, innovators, contributors, and vibrant hosts who come together to connect with an audience of people who are ready to take their lives to the next level. From whole food nutrition to relational wisdom, vibrant travel, and the maverick path to publishing the VLN team is a visionary media outlet that provides radio, podcast, and video experiences where audiences make a vertical leap together with their host. All vibrant hosts on the network use the principles of Unscripted Speaking to build audience loyalty, forge deeper connections, and create an experience for the audience.

If you’d like to catch Joel and Glenn, you can listen live online at Om Times Radio on Tuesday Nov 14 from 6-8 EST. Don’t worry if you can’t make it for the live show, it will also be available at the below podcasts:

iHeart Radio

Stitcher

iTunes

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SoundCloud

YouTube

Google Play

Spreaker

Radioline

PodBean

The Vibrant Living Network airs a new show every Tuesday night from 6-8:00 EST. Live healthy, tune in and enjoy!

 

Kombucha : Effect on Teeth

kombucha setupKombucha is a popular beverage touted for its health benefits, like natural probiotics. Though it comes in a spectrum of varieties, it is essentially a fermented tea – that is concocted with sugar and sometimes different flavors (e.g. fruits, herbs, etc.) – and is full of beneficial bacteria. It becomes naturally carbonated throughout the fermentation process. For this reason, it is also important to keep in mind the effect of kombucha on teeth and that it may cause enamel to break down.

This post was motivated by a story from a friend, who had recently seen a new dentist. After examining our friend’s teeth, the dentist asked: “Do you drink kombucha?” Wow!  She could plainly see the pitted enamel …

While drinking kombucha is wonderful for gut health and overall health, it’s critical to be mindful of your kombucha-drinking practice. Due to its acidic nature (which is necessary for the bacteria in the drink to thrive), it is thus similar in behavior to soda – if left on teeth for too long it can begin to break down enamel. While it is on the opposite end of the spectrum from soda in terms of health status, it could still be potentially harmful to your teeth.

With this in mind we recommend you keep the following in mind when drinking kombucha:

  1. Drink kombucha at one time. Sipping/drinking it throughout the day could increase likelihood of damage to teeth enamel
  2. When you finish your drink, rinse your mouth out with filtered water to remove the sugars and acidic components from your mouth.
  3. After drinking kombucha, wait at least 30 minutes before eating. This will allow the enamel to harden and protect it from decay.
  4. If you would prefer to brush your teeth post kombucha-drinking, then you should also wait 30 minutes for the same reasoning above. If you were to scrub your teeth while they are temporarily weakened (until enamel re-hardens), you could cause the same amount of damage!

Walnuts may increase good gut bacteria

A recent study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry shows that eating walnuts may increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  Previous research has indicated benefits to the heart as well as providing anti-inflammatory effects. Now this study adds to walnuts’ status as a ‘superfood’ by observing that walnuts shifted the gut microbial community in a beneficial way.

There is a saying that ‘you are what you eat’. But in this modern age with so many allergies etc., our slogan you are what you absorb!“™ makes more sense. You may eat food that is good for you but if you either cannot absorb it or are allergic to it, then it will not provide expected benefits. Regulat® pro bio contains walnuts in an easy assimilable form such that even people with allergies report that they tolerate Regulat® very well – we have not encountered patients having allergic reactions.

This is because some nut allergies, such as an allergy to walnuts, are due to the long protein chains of the ingredient. In Regulat®, walnuts are broken down through the cascade fermentation process so that these long protein chains are no longer present – they have been converted into non-allergenic oligopeptides and amino acids.

Walnuts are known to have a higher concentration of the essential unsaturated fatty acid alpha-linoleic acid than any other food, and also contain a high percentage of vitamin E. This is said to help lower the “bad” LDL-cholesterol. In addition, walnuts contain B vitamins and vitamins A, C and E, which, as they promote digestion, may partly be responsible for the results seen in this study. These vitamins also support important brain activities, giving walnuts the reputation as a “brain food”.

Regulat® pro bio is a Cascade-fermented bioconcentrate made from fresh fruit, vegetables and walnuts, to help support biological regulatory processes.

 

Gut Health Wellness Trend 2016

gut-health-stomach-vegetablesIn 2016 gut health became an increasingly popular topic of discussion throughout the health and wellness world. There is increasing awareness of the value of gut health as it is integral to overall health.

Huffington Post Health Australia published an article last week entitled 6 Things We Learned About Gut Health and the Microbiome in 2016 that sums up this central theme of the year. Because our bodies are populated with a collection of bacteria (aka our “microbiome”), it’s important that we focus on a proper internal balance in order to harness its beneficial abilities.

Researchers are increasingly focused on the influence of bacteria on our bodies. Others suggest that research on bacteria may present the next frontier in modern medicine.

This article summarized six key points about gut health this year:

  1. It is related to weight loss. – “Obese people have less diverse microbiomes than healthy people”. King’s College London professor of Genetic Epidemiology Tim Spector told The Huffington Post Australia we were only beginning to understand why.
  2. It is related to mental health. – “Research from scientists with New York City’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that altering the gut bacteria in a sick person might help alleviate psychiatric conditions.”
  3. It could be related to migraines. – “A study by the University of California San Diego Health Sciences found people who got migraines had significantly more microbes with the ability to break down nitrates in their mouth than the rest of the population.”
  4. It may affect sleep and jet lag. – “Research associate Dr Amy Reynolds told HuffPost Australia sleep was mysteriously linked to diabetes, obesity and other chronic health conditions and answers could be found in the microbiome.”
  5. Early use of antibiotics could permanently affect the microbiome. – “A University of Helsinki study found early use of antibiotics in children could alter the natural population of microbes in a way that left them at higher risk of weight gain and asthma later in childhood.”
  6. It could be used to make medicine. – “Biologists and medical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are reprogramming gut bacteria to act as “living therapeutics” that can correct the metabolic dysfunctions underlying certain ailments.”

For the full article from HuffPost Australia, please visit this link.

For thousands of years people around the world have found that fermenting certain foods in a controlled way increases digestibility of the raw food and adds health-giving effects, thus improving gut health. Taking Regulat® daily may help to improve gut health and overall balance in the microbiome.

Lyme Disease and Intestinal Immunity

Lyme disease was first identified in 1975 in Lyme, Conn., which gave it its name. In September 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised their estimates for people having Lyme disease, indicating that there are more than 329,000 new cases a year in the US – an increase of up to 10 times what was previously believed.

Unfortunately, many cases are not diagnosed properly and current diagnostics miss up to 60% of acute cases (ref. Bay Area Lyme Foundation – http://www.bayarealyme.org). 40% of Lyme patients end up with long-term health problems – the average patient sees 5 doctors over nearly 2 years before being diagnosed. (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society – http://www.ilads.org). According to Dr. Mercola, “Sometimes the cell wall can collapse around the bacterium, forming a cloaking device that allows it to evade detection by many tests and by your body’s immune system.” For this reason, many fear that Lyme is actually a silent epidemic.

When one suffers from Lyme disease, the body’s immune system may be compromised to varying degrees. Although there is no consensus in the medical community on the use of anitibiotics to treat Lyme disease, many Lyme sufferers have a compromised immune system – and antibiotics are known to kill off the good bacteria required to support the intestinal immune system. Richard Horowitz, one of the most prominent “Lyme literate” physicians in the US, has seen more than twelve thousand patients, all of whom have a tick-borne ailment. Whenever possible, he avoids antibiotics. (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/07/01/the-lyme-wars)

Immunity Resides in the Gut
Approximately 70-80% of your immune tissue is located within your digestive system, and so-called killer T-cells (the white blood cells that defend against infection), are created in the intestinal system. So building the immune system is highly important for Lyme patients. One of the most beneficial ways to improve your gut bacteria is by incorporating fermented foods into your daily diet. Friendly gut flora found in fermented foods have been shown to survive the digestive process. So they are therefore able to introduce positive changes to the gut, allow it to function more efficiently and help the immune system do its job more effectively. screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-2-29-28-pm

Dr. Byron Braid, who has worked with Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, has a ‘secret ingredient’ that helps build such intestinal efficiency and immunity – Regulat®!

Regulat® is a whole food preparation with broad-spectrum phytonutrients, produced by live Cascade Fermentation™. It began in Germany…70 years’ worth of scientific research on plant enzymes propelled the Munich company Dr. Niedermaier Pharma to world fame as the expert in the field of fermented health products.