BRAIN DEFENCE: Give Your Brains What They Need

BRAIN DEFENCE HELPS REDUCE CORTISOL AND C-REACTIVE PROTEIN LEVELS

Brain Defence is a blend of five herbal extracts, selected for their effectiveness in supporting cognitive, cardiovascular, and intestinal health while reducing the effects of mental and physical stress. This unique formula helps relieve mild discomfort related to digestive disturbances and acts as a calmative to defend healthy cognitive function.

 

There is an intricate communication network between the heart, the brain, and the gut. Together these three “brains” influence mental, emotional, and physical health.

 

Three Brains supplements help maintain optimal brain health by supporting that critical relationship. Comprehensive support for optimal cognitive health.

 

  • Support overall mental health
  • Address physical and mental fatigue
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Help support gastrointestinal health
  • Maintain heart health

Featured Product: Bullet Proof MCT Oil

About Bulletproof the Company:

 

Bulletproof is the industry leader in coffee, nutrition, supplements and technology. Our mission is to help people perform better, think faster, and live better using a proven blend of ancient knowledge and brand new technologies, tempered by research, science, and measured results from our customers, top athletes, and medical professionals. Our customers know that our supplements, foods, and technologies are the purest you can get anywhere, and you can expect to feel a difference in how you perform the first time you experience them.

Environmentally conscious and ethically sourced products build a sustainable foundation for future generations to thrive. Welcome to being Bulletproof, the state of high performance where your body, mind, and nervous system work together effortlessly to help you perform at levels beyond what you’d expect.

Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO spent 20 years to hack his own biology, ‘biohacking’ and upgraded his brain, he lost over 100 pounds and maximized his performance. The proprietary Bulletproof process optimizes every step of coffee production for performance by minimizing the opportunity for performance-robbing mold toxins that can contribute to chronic health issues.

 

Bulletproof Coffee Beans are meticulously grown at high altitude on single estates in Guatemala, are hand-harvested, carefully processed and roasted to maintain maximum integrity and flavor. The final roast undergoes proprietary lab testing to verify that the coffee meets the Bulletproof quality control and purity standards. Bulletproof coffee beans are grown, harvested & roasted to minimize the opportunity of mold toxins and undergo third-party lab-testing for 27 types of the most common mold toxins. Beans are medium roasted in small batches to enhance the naturally occurring antioxidant capacity and flavor, supporting energy, mental focus and performance.

 

Bulletproof’s Brain Octane is 100% Caprylic Acid, the most ketogenic MCT from the most precious part of the coconut. Brain Octane is the shortest of the MCTs and is 18-times more concentrated in Caprylic Acid than regular coconut oil. Supporting cognitive function, it is processed rapidly and easily digested, being quickly and easily absorbed by the brain & body and is not stored as fat. It converts the most ketogenic MCT into energy and is used by the brain faster than other fats or oils. It is metabolized differently than other types of fat and does not increase cholesterol, making it the top choice for reaching peak brain performance all day. It is odorless, flavorless and liquid at room temperature and can be substituted for other edible oils to support more intense mental activity.

 

MCT Oil isn’t just for coffee!  You can make all kinds of tasty treats with it – check this recipe out:

Recipe & Content provided by Jordan Pie

This is a delicious keto chocolate shake with minimal ingredients that takes less than 2 minutes to make. It’s low-carb, contains quality fats and protein, and is full of energy. The cinnamon and vanilla both add depth to the flavor to this shake and the added coconut milk makes it smooth and creamy. I also love adding in a pinch of quality salt when I make any type of chocolate recipe because it enhances and balances out the chocolate flavor.

Keto Chocolate Shake With Coconut Milk

Makes 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of grass-fed collagen powder
  • 1 – 1.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Mitosweet or low-carb sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of filtered water
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Brain Octane Oil or MCT oil
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blitz until everything is well combined.
  2. Adjust the sweetness if needed.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy.

Nutrition Information per serving:

  • Calories: 390
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Total Sugar: 4.3g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sodium: 153mg

 

Find many more super yummy recipes on the Bullet Proof website.

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The Gland of Youth

The thymus may play a pivotal role in supporting a healthy aging process.

BY ELDON DAHL, DNM OF LIFE CHOICE:  Professional Therapeutic Medicine

 

According to Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity, “speeding clocks run slow.” When you approach the speed of light, time slows down. This is no longer just theory; it is proven by experiment. Indeed, we all want time to slow down. Life is a trip and we don’t want to miss it.

We all know aging is a normal process, but premature aging is not. In a way, we have all been given a commuted life sentence, and with good behavior and some insight, additional time may be added to our sentence. Aging is the one thing we all have in common, but the rate at which we age varies. Aging research has seen unprecedented advances in recent years, particularly with the understanding of how it’s controlled. One milestone is the discovery of the “second brain”, the gut microbiota and its connection to the body’s immune defense and mood balance. Research points to the importance of the endocrine glands and hormonal balance, which prevent dysfunction of the mitochondria and stem cell exhaustion. Research has also shown that a small amount (1 mg) of melatonin before sleep will achieve serotonin release for anti-aging purposes.

When it comes to longevity, let’s examine our intricate inward design, rather than introducing unknown foreign matter into our bodies. Even the lowest levels of magnification may open new discoveries. Think of the body as a fine Swiss watch. The time is displayed, the hands turn and everything on the surface appears normal. Yet is the timing accurate?

A craftsman will first examine every movement, and after full inspection, make hair-like adjustments until the timing is perfect. We have forgotten this subtle approach.

My understanding of the aging process was impacted at age 10 by the death of my cousin to cancer. Facing my mortality through her was a harsh experience that changed my life’s direction. While most kids my age were reading comics, I was studying the disease process. I was fascinated by the connection between health and sickness; consequently my research was directed towards chronic disease and anti-aging. I graduated as a naturopathic doctor and for the past 28 years, my focus has been disease prevention.

The aging process is both mysterious and multi-faceted. To- day, we live longer than ever, yet on the flipside the added years are often associated with increased disease. Many scientists believe aging is caused by the gradual failure of the body’s immunological defense as environmental toxins accumulate, subverting the processes that keep us healthy.

One key player is the endocrine system. When it becomes unbalanced, the aging process accelerates. The thymus gland produces T-lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell responsible for “cell-mediated immunity.”

This refers to immune mechanisms not mediated by antibodies. Cell-mediated immunity is important in resisting infection by bacteria, yeast, fungi, parasites, viruses, toxins and allergens. The function of the thymus is to program white blood cells, the body’s immune army, in their various tasks and then send them into the blood to recognize and destroy pathogens. T-cells come in 2 types: killer T-cells and helper T-cells. Killer T-cells detect germs or cancerous growths and destroy them. The helper T-cells create an immune response in the body, activating other immune cells and stimulating antibody production. The thymus “instructs” T-cells what to attack and when. Without the thymus instructions, the T-cells may fail to at- tack enemies like bacteria, viruses and cancer cells, or they may even mistake some of your own cells for an invading enemy and attack you. This is known as autoimmune disease.  Autoimmune diseases include cancer, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, adult-onset diabetes and rheumatic diseases such as arthritis.

The mystery of the thymus is that it begins its own decline when it is most needed, and while many organs are still developing. Starting at puberty, the age-related thymic involution is characterized by a progressive regression in thymus size; immunological changes occur while immune resistance becomes weaker. As a person ages, the thymus continues to decline. The question is: what if the thymus gland were to be supported through life to preserve and restore our natural immunity? In essence, this would mean peak immunity even while aging.

Glandular therapy may be useful when a person’s endocrine system is under-producing or under-secreting a specific hormone. It can also be used when an organ is weak or diseased, for example, as is often the case with cancer patients.  Because glandular therapy is generally effective for those diagnosed with a terminal illness, it is also recommended for preventative measures.

Another principle behind the benefit of glandular therapy is that glandular tissues are rich in key nutrients including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, polypeptides, enzymes and many other substances. Glandular tissues work with all other products and foods you ingest, so glandular therapy can supply your missing essential nutritional needs in a highly efficient manner.

For a tissue cell to repair or replace itself, it must have the raw materials to do so. Glandular therapy provides these raw materials to your weakened organs, glands and other tissues so that they can start the process of regeneration.

Here is the overlooked missing link to thymic restoration: the need for adequate B-6 and zinc within the bloodstream, which must be delivered in the proper form for cellular absorption. The best absorbed B6 is pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P), the active coenzyme form. B6 deficiency has been linked to thymic atrophy and reduced antibody production, while increased B6 enables the body to absorb thymus hormones. For zinc, the picolinic acid form is needed for proper absorption. Zinc picolinate facilitates the passage of zinc through the gastrointestinal wall. It is also interesting to note that next to magnesium, zinc is the most needed mineral. Zinc is the keystone molecule for thymic proteins, immune substances produced in the thymus gland. No zinc, no immunity.

Throughout history, civilizations have been on a never-ending quest for the preservation of youth. Modern science may hold the key. Not via Relativity, but perhaps by nurturing the humble thymus gland, we can save ourselves a lot of time, and increase not only not the quantity of life but the quality too.

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Study States Zinc is Both Valuable and Scarce

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that zinc deficiency develops with age, which could lead to a host of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease, and diabetes. The elderly population is particularly at risk, with an estimated 40 percent of American seniors having zinc deficiency.

The study discovered that old laboratory animals had signs of zinc deficiency—despite the animals’ diet showing adequate zinc intake. This is because in the older animals, zinc transporters were dysregulated. They could not absorb the mineral as well as younger animals. In fact, the older animals ultimately needed 10 times more zinc just to match the levels of the younger animals!

Added to the fact that many seniors don’t consume enough dietary zinc anyway, this presents quite a challenge. Although some inflammation is to be expected in the elderly for things like wound healing and immunity, excessive inflammation is not only atypical, but also dangerous. Zinc is a key protector from oxidative stress and DNA damage. Yet, with compromised zinc levels, older people’s bodies become unable to repair DNA damage, even as the amount of damage multiplies.

The elderly population is particularly at risk for zinc deficiency

The elderly population is particularly at risk for zinc deficiency

Despite these concerns, zinc deficiency tests are rare and often inaccurate. Particularly for the elderly, specialists suggest that the best way to ensure proper zinc intake is through supplementation. While amounts of elemental zinc over 40 mg/day should be avoided, at least the full recommended daily allowance of zinc should be consumed. For adult males, this is 11 mg/day, and for females, it is 8 mg/day. (Zinc deficiency mechanism).

It is worth noting, though, that all zinc supplements are not created equal, so even with these RDAs, there is a chance of zinc still being unabsorbed. The first and toughest barrier to zinc absorption is getting through the intestinal wall. Intestinal walls carry a negative charge. Zinc that has gone through the digestion process ends up with a positive charge. Like a magnet, the intestinal wall hangs on to the mineral and doesn’t let it pass through into the body. This is where the chelation process comes in.

In chelation, the mineral is “cloaked” by another molecule, disguising the positive charge, and allowing the zinc to pass through. Chelation is a process that originates in the body, primarily in the form of picolinic acid. Picolinic acid comes from tryptophan (which is located in the liver and kidneys) and is sent to the pancreas. During digestion, this picolinic acid travels from the pancreas to the intestine.

Research from the USDA Human Nutrition Laboratory in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has found that because picolinates are part of the body’s natural chelation process, they are more readily recognized and used by the cells. This is not the case with non-picolinate minerals. The research group found that adding five milligrams of zinc picolinate to the diet alleviated acrodermatitis enteropathica symptoms, (a rare genetic disorder characterised by diarrhoea, an inflammatory rash around the mouth and/or anus, and hair loss), while 60 milligrams per day of zinc sulfate did not. Another group of researchers from Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle, Washington, conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over clinical trial that compared zinc picolinate, zinc citrate and zinc gluconate absorption. Zinc picolinate showed the best absorption, and therefore, the most improvement. Some have suggested that because zinc picolinate is so well absorbed, the necessary dosage may only be one third of what would be needed with other supplements. (http://customers.hbci.com/~wenonah/hydro/picolina.htm)

At the least older adults should be getting a baseline level of zinc through supplementation at a minimum of 10 mg elemental zinc per day; this would translate into 50 mg zinc picolinate, as the remaining 40 mg is derived from picolinic acid, one per day and taken with food.

Life Choice® Zinc Picolinate can be counted on for highest purity, maximum absorption, and best efficacy.

Eldon Dahl, Doctorate in natural medicine, Founder and CEO of Life Choice Ltd, Est. 1986 www.lifechoice.net

Learn more with Dr. Dahl on his blog:  https://lifechoice.net/blog/ 

Timeless Beauty with Christie Brinkley

BioSil is on Sale while supplies last - It works for Christie Brinkley - why not give it a try?

BioSil is on Sale while supplies last – It works for Christie Brinkley – why not give it a try?

Good skincare and great nutrition enhanced by BioSil have worked together for Christie Brinkley to reduce wrinkles from every angle and to hold off aging while providing the best results possible from both inside and out.

You don’t look this youthful, beautiful and healthy at 61 without making some very smart choices. For this, Christie relies on both her own instincts and advice from experts in the fields of nutrition, exercise and supplementation. That’s why Christie eats healthy foods and gets in 20 minutes of exercise a day (see BioSilUSA.com for a list of food choices and exercise routines). Christie also knows the right supplement can work wonders. And that’s why she takes BioSil™ every day. “I am amazed at the results I see on my skin, hair, and nails!”

 

Why BioSil? Simple…

Christie: “Gain Back Your Collagen, and Keep It!”

Christie understands that collagen “plumps” your skin and makes it smooth and youthful looking. In addition, she knows collagen gives your skin it’s vital elasticity. What’s more, collagen is responsible for helping to make your hair thicker and stronger. Nails stronger too. Christie chooses BioSil because it’s clinically proven to activate the enzymes that generate collagen. BioSil helps you regain lost collagen and add new collagen. Plus, BioSil protects both your new and existing collagen from breakdown due to the age-related rise in levels of homocysteine, the body’s anti-collagen amino acid.

That makes BioSil one very smart choice!

 

Christie: “I Like Knowing It’s Collagen with My Own DNA Fingerprint!”

BioSil is not “made out of collagen,” it “generates collagen” through your body’s own natural pathways. That means the collagen you add is collagen with your own DNA fingerprint. That’s why BioSil helps you look beautiful, youthful and healthy – Naturally!

 

Christie: “I Appreciate the Scientifically Valid Clinical Trials”

BioSil employed the double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical protocol, the gold standard in clinical trials. The trials are conducted on the actual product, BioSil, not a “key ingredient.” The results are based on calibrated scientific measurements, not personal opinion. And the results reported are all statistically significant meaning the results came from taking BioSil not some outside factor.

 

Christie: “No Animal By-Products, That’s Extremely Important to Me”

“I am a vegetarian. And I’ve spent a lifetime helping to protect the wonderful creatures who’ve been on the earth longer than we humans.”

 

Clinically Proven BioSil™

  • Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Strengthens & Thickens Hair
  • Improves Skin Elasticity
  • Strengthens Nails

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