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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.

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.

 

Ailments and lack of energy

Energy is required for all essential processes that take place in the body. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (produced in the mitochondria) is the cell’s energy currency.Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) energy transport molecule, chemical

The development of disease seems closely linked to cells no longer being able to produce enough energy or to efficiently manage their own metabolism. As we know, there are many ailments marked by a lack of energy, including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, burnout and chronic stress. Generally speaking, most chronic conditions are associated with a noticeable shortage of energy in the cells. Inflammation, exaggerated immune responses and allergies virtually “gobble up” cellular energy.

Regulat users have reported more energy naturally, more vitality, better concentration and endurance, so studies were conducted to measure intracellular ATP of Regulat users. The test results were impressive and a larger study with 31 patients was conducted to verify the initial results. This later study showed the average value for intracellular ATP concentration after just three months of Regulat use, rose by a remarkable 54.7%. Some people even saw as much as a 183% increase.

??????????????????Lack of ATP energy leads to emergency responses – the body pumps more oxygen into the cells – often leading to oxidative and nitrosative stress being induced.  Studies with Regulat bio concentrate indicate that ATP concentrations rise, the enzyme system is assisted, and oxidative and nitrosative stress are decreased.

(Thanks to the  Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (3:2012))

Regulat® at the IRONMAN. Got ATP?

Why did Regulat® have a booth at the Ironman® Championships in Kona, HI?  Because we wanted the world’s top athletes to know that there’s a legal way to increase ATP by up to 180%. Yes, a study has shown that after just 3 months, Regulat® can increase ATP by that amount. Former professional triathlete Imke Schiersch was at the booth and provided knowledge, expertise – and lots of enthusiasm.

Imke at Ironman 2014

Energy is needed for all essential processes that take place in the body. The “currency” here is adenosintriphosphate (ATP), which is produced in the mitochondria. It is now possible to determine intracellular ATP levels by means of lab testing, which allows one to draw conclusions about the functioning or dysfunctioning of the mitochondria and the state of the energy supplies within the body. Besides providing more ‘fuel’, as ATP concentrations rise, oxidative and nitrosative stress are reduced. This is certianly an extremely important effect for endurance athletes who push their bodies to the limit.

You may also want to read this article from the German Triathlon Magazine TRITIME.

Autumn (fall) is a great time for a cleanse

Even though some people notice quite immediate effects, it could take a few weeks or months until you really feel the benefits of Regulat®. Obviously each person’s system varies and it also depends on the level of toxicity etc.

Dr Byron Braid

Doing a twice-yearly cleanse with Regulat® is recommended by Dr. Byron Braid (watch the video from around the 2 minute mark.) He says its best to do this in early spring and again in fall, before the ‘flu season. The reason is that Regulat helps boost the immune system, especially important at this time of year.

 

More energy for Mind and Body

Many users report feeling much more energetic and having better mental focus after using Regulat®. They often feel invigorated, have perceptibly more physical energy, perform better, and are physically fitter but at the same time feel more relaxed with an inner calm.

Mental stress 2

So although we usually talk about Regulat in terms of health improvements, there also seem to be mental improvements as well.  One study showed that the ability to manage mental stress increased significantly.

A management trainer who works with management leaders, has found impressive results. When participants take Regulat, seminars are more intensive, and participants have more stamina and greater powers of concentration.

A research study actually showed showed that powers of concentration increased by 59%, and the ability to cope with mental stress by 52%. Sleep disorders were reduced by 56%. Most participants felt more relaxed, calmer and more composed, but at the same time better able to do things.  Daytime lows and fatigue lessened. In general, people often seem to sleep deeper and longer and wake more refreshed.  Your family will appreciate this!
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The results are likely related to an increase in intracellular ATP, the mean “energy currency” of the cells. One study showed that when taking Regulat, ATP increased by up to 187%.

Enzyme Balance and Regulat®

Since almost all body functions are regulated by enzymes, the absence of healthy enzymes prevents important metabolic processes from taking place efficiently.  Regulat® contains vital building blocks foiStock_000013969302Sr enzyme synthesis and thus helps with enzyme absorption. The highly bio-available ingredients in Regulat® provide greater ability for our bodies to achieve a healthy state of homeostasis or balance.

Homeostasis can be defined as the tendency of an organism or cell to regulate its internal conditions so as to maintain health and functioning, regardless of outside conditions. The organism or cell maintains homeostasis by monitoring its internal conditions and responding appropriately when these conditions deviate from their optimal state. One of the keys to achieving and maintaining homeostasis is a healthy immune system.

In such a state the enzymatic processes involved in metabolism, detoxifying the body, immune system functions and repair are also more baWeighlanced.  When in balance, our body’s immune system is stronger too and research shows that taking Regulat® helps support a healthy immune system.
The body’s principle of life and health is based on regulation and equilibrium.

I am allergic to some Regulat® ingredients? Can I still take it?

Fork with Allergy MessageMany of our food allergies – such as to nuts or soybeans – are actually an allergic response to the proteins found in these foods.  Thanks to the cascade fermentation process used to produce Regulat®, these harmful protein chains have been broken down and are no longer present. In addition, other potentially allergenic substances are also converted into much simpler forms.

Patients suffering from conditions that are marked by food allergies and intolerance report high tolerability to Regulat®.  We have also developed a sensitive protocol for those whose general food intolerance is very severe. We have found that once people with food sensitivities start taking Regulat®, the body begins a normalizing process, sometimes called a “healing response,” and over time the system becomes more balanced with less issues.

Happy Senior Couple Embracing In Kitchen.In addition, Regulat with its healthful ingredients may help allergy sufferers over time. Probiotic lactobacilli cell wall components counteract allergy while the increases seen in interleukin­10 secretion, shown in those taking Regulat, also indicates increased protection against allergies. (IL­10 is important in the development of immune tolerance and helps prevent excessive immune reactions.)

Why Enzymes are so important for our total health

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Since almost all body functions are regulated by enzymes, without enzymes the millions of metabolic processes would not be possible.  Enzymes are biological catalysts. that “are present in all living animal and plant cells. They are the primary motivators of all natural biochemical processes. Life cannot exist without enzymes because they are essential components of every chemical reaction in the body. Three very broad classifications of enzymes are:

  • Food enzymes – occur in raw food and, when present in the diet, begin the process of digestion
  • Digestive enzymes – produced by the body to break food into particles small enough to be carried across the gut wall
  • Metabolic enzymes – produced by the body to perform various complex biochemical reactions[1]

enzymeEnzymes are required for your body to function properly because without enzymes you wouldn’t be able to breathe, swallow, drink, eat, or digest your food. But, as time goes by, you slowly begin to lose this efficiency. As we grow older we begin to lose enzymes…but by supplementing our diet with more enzymes or enzyme material be can become healthier and allow the body to work more efficiently. But, where can we get these??

Regulat®, of course!! Regulat® is an EXCELLENT natural supplement produced through cascade fermentation. This is a process where the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients from organic vegetarian foods are biologically broken down into their health promoting, highly bio-available forms. So the diversity of enzymes is made bio-accessible! The individual enzyme structures now have a smaller molecular size, thus allowing them to be absorbed directly into the blood stream through the oral mucous membrane or even through the skin. It’s like a vast library of material for the body to use as it wishes. Here’s what Regulat® whole food concentrate can provide:abc

  • Improved regulatory systems
  • Enzyme balance
  • Healthy blood environment
  • Better digestion
  • Increased energy
  • Improved metabolism

 

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

[1] http://www.loomisinstitute.com/articles/why-food-enzymes-are-important.aspx?list=bydate