Bio-Strath is Food for Thought

Bio-Strath is Food for Thought

Bio-Strath® is a great food supplement that contains 61 nutrients to nourish the body as well as medicinal herbs to help restore it. It’s a great support for many stages of life!

 

What makes Bio-Strath unique?

Bio-Strath for Stress

Bio-Strath for Stress, Fatigue and even Cancer Care!

In the world of herbal supplements there is one small but important word to answer this question: research! Bio-Strath has been shown to be effective in:

  • Enhancing memory and concentration
  • Increasing energy and endurance
  • Strengthening the immune function
  • Promoting overall wellness.

Bio-Strath has been the subject of numerous studies over the past 40 years, aimed at gathering scientific proof of its safety and efficacy. As a health conscious consumer, this is your assurance that Bio-Strath is a viable nutritional product which can have a positive effect on your well-being.

 

Bio-Strath and kids (4+)

It’s hard in these days of fast food, sugary cereals and processed meals to get our teens and tweens to eat well. It is no wonder immune problems, poor concentration, allergies and digestive disturbances are on the rise in youngsters. Bio-Strath can help keep young bodies balanced and well nourished.

 

The nutrients provided in Bio-Strath are very easy for growing bodies to absorb because they are in a natural form, making them readily absorbable and recognizable by the cells. Its vitamin and mineral content support the immune system and, combined with a complete essential amino acid profile, is especially useful for the growth process. Bio-Strath also has an ability to promote concentration, improve responsiveness and enhance mental and physical performance.

 

Students dealing with lack of attention and concentration stand to benefit from this amazing formula. Bio-Strath provides nutritional support, often missing from these children’s diets, and helps to recreate homeostasis (balance) in their systems. In addition, Bio-Strath naturally balances blood sugar levels.

 

Finally, creating a desirable natural balance in youngsters’ results in a decrease of illness, which, in turn,

reduces the need for antibiotics. (Antibiotics often have negative side effects and are responsible for the

breakdown of healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract. Supplementing with Bio-Strath will help fortify their immune system which in turn means better attendance at school).

 

Increasing powers of concentration:

  1. Neukomm, high school teacher, Berne

A school trial was carried out with Bio-Strath on 24 schoolgirls (14-year-old) over 10 weeks between winter and spring. Arithmetic and language were tested according to the instructions of the Swiss “Intercantonal Middle School Conference”.

Results (average per schoolgirl): Improvement in marks of +1.3 in language and +1.0 in arithmetic.

Substantially fewer absences over 10 weeks (flu season): 1.9 days in the Bio-Strath trial class compared with 8.6 days per class in 4 control classes.

FEATURED PRODUCT: Ultimate Maca Energy by Brad King

Ultimate Maca Energy 

Ultimate Maca Energy is made with 100% pure, traditionally sundried, natural and certified organic maca root grown exclusively in the Andean highland zones of Peru at altitudes of 14,000 ft. Ultimate Maca Energy maca root has many health benefits and scientifically tested properties. In addition to being a source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids and complex carbohydrates, Ultimate Maca Energy also contains an impressive array of bioactive components and antioxidants, which are responsible for its numerous benefits.

The Various Benefits of Maca

Maca is a well-known and powerful adaptogen, which means that it is a substance that helps to increase the body’s natural resistance to environmental stresses. Recent human clinical studies have provided convincing scientific evidence supporting supplementation for healthy mood balance during menopause.

How Maca Works

Maca is loaded with vital nutrients in bioavailable forms which assist the body in its on-going process of regeneration, ultimately helping to replenish and recuperate from different problems and providing ultimate balance and wellbeing. Its actions focus mainly on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, assisting the body in balancing hormones. This is where the main benefits associated with maca can be noted (e.g. mood balance).

University Certified

Ultimate Maca Energy is certified by the Natural Agricultural U
niversity of La Molina in Peru and also by Skal. The National Agricultural University of La Molina in Peru is an independent entity funded by the government of Peru that oversees all the agricultural and related activities in different areas of the country.

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No more PMS, Period Problems, Fibroids, Acne & More

Acne, period problems, ovarian and breast cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, PMS and more are telling you your hormones are out of balance. ESTROsmart balances hormones using safe plant nutrients that make periods effortless whether you have heavy, long, scant, painful or irregular periods. ESTROsmart stops abnormal cell growth associated with uterine fibroids and polyps: breast lumps and ovarian cysts. ESTROsmart is a girl’s best friend eliminating acne and PMS. ESTROsmart brings your estrogen back into the normal range and elevates progesterone naturally. ESTROsmart is for, every woman every day, to make hormone problems become a thing of the past.

 

Stop Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Smart women want to stop hot flashes and night sweats quickly and safely and that is why they have shied away from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and estrogenic therapies. MENOsmart plus is a fast acting effective treatment that eliminates hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. MENOsmart plus contains non-estrogenic ingredients including sage, black cohosh, dong quai, gamma oryzanol, vitex and hesperidin to provide rapid relief of menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh is so safe that it has been used in women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer who were taking the drug Tamoxifen. Vitex, another herb in MENOsmart plus, helps to enhance progesterone levels and reduces male facial hair growth in menopausal women. If you using HRT (synthetic or bioidentical) and still get hot flashes and night sweats, take MENOsmart plus along with your HRT to ensure that you never have to suffer again.

 

Reverse Low thyroid, Stop Weight Gain and Constipation

Low thyroid affects 23% of Canadians. And another 30% have not been diagnosed due to problems with the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test. The common symptoms of low thyroid include: weight gain and stubborn weight loss, cold hands and feet, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, low mood, no sex drive and irritability. THYROsmart licensed by Health Canada to support low thyroid works quickly to bring your TSH back into the normal range, increase T4 and improve the conversion of T4 to the more potent T3. Low thyroid makes you feel like you are pushing yourself through the day. THYROsmart is safe and effective and works fast to optimize thyroid health.

 

Conquer Stress, Improve Sleep and Boost Energy

Chronic stress negatively affects the adrenal glands causing adrenal exhaustion. In women who are going through menopause the adrenals are the back-up hormone system making estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone. Women who have good functioning adrenals have virtually no menopause symptoms. And if your adrenals are tired you just can’t handle stress, you develop belly fat weight gain, you fall asleep fine but wake up several hours later and can’t fall back to sleep and you need coffee to keep you going. The answer to adrenal exhaustion is ADRENAsmart. ADRENAsmart, is a powerful herbal formula that makes you feel calm and relaxed, aids insomnia and helps you deal with life’s stressors.

 

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FEATURED PRODUCT – Molkosan

An A.Vogel Super FoodMolkosan

By Josée Fortin, biochemist and naturopath

There is lots of talk these days about new super foods. Well, Molkosan® is one of them… but it’s hardly new! In 1947, Alfred Vogel was already very fond of his formula and repeatedly praised its beneficial qualities.

This Vogel favourite is made from natural lacto-fermented whey. This preserves the minerals contained in whey, including calcium, potassium and magnesium. Molkosan is rich in lactic acid, which is put to good use in dietetics and natural medicine. Alfred Vogel’s favourite whey formula has been reformulated to not only taste better, but also for added benefits.

 

How do we obtain Molkosan?

First, milk is curdled due to the action of special enzymes to obtain cheese and whey. The whey is then fermented with the help of our own licensed bacterial cultures which produce a high amount of lactic acid L (+). This is called the lacto-fermentation phase. Finally, we separate the whey from the protein and it is concentrated in a vacuum, preserving all of its qualities.

 

What does it do?

Fermented whey balances the body’s pH or acid-base level. High body
acidity has multiple causes, including excessive consumption of refined foods, insufficient water intake, lack of oxygen, excess chemical compounds in the environment (over 70,000 compounds) and, especially, a disrupted intestinal flora.

 

High body acidity is a sign that the pH of the intestine is too alkaline and that the alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium are not properly assimilated. This is linked to a long list of health
problems, including poor stress management, sleep disorders, allergies, food intolerance, yeast infections, joint and muscle disorders (including cramps), osteoporosis, anaemia, heart disease, high blood pressure, digestive tube inflammation, eczema and psoriasis, migraines, infections, bone fractures and gallstones.

 

Molkosan is rich in essential minerals, but its main action lies in
maintaining the intestinal pH balance, thus helping our body to absorb basic minerals found in our food. This, in turn, helps restore our entire body’s pH level. To be assimilated, basic minerals need to bind to mild acids – such as the lactic acid in Molkosan. Restoring our body’s pH level helps avoid or eliminate the health problems mentioned above. For example, a proper pH level in the mucous membrane of the digestive tract can help relieve heartburn and stomach ulcers.

 

Molkosan’s mild cleansing action can also help with weight loss. Our body
stores toxins in fat cells to minimize their destructive effects. To protect itself from toxins and maintain enough fat cells, our body will actually prevent weight loss! Molkosan also has a regulating effect on sugar levels, thus
reducing sugar and starch cravings and stabilizing insulin levels. When insulin levels are high, fat cells store more fat…

 

Lacto-fermentation helps promote a healthy intestinal flora and slows the proliferation of fungus. Those friendly bacteria in the gut do a great job in helping ward off infections. Seventy percent of our immune system is found in the intestines!

 

Molkosan provides well-being from the inside through its gentle daily cleansing and pH-balancing action. It maintains a healthy intestinal flora; especially in the case of bacterial upset or gastric acidity. In addition, because Molkosan is lactose-free, it presents no digestive problems for lactose-intolerant or lactose-sensitive individuals.

 

Molkosan goes very well with Boldocynara and Stinging Nettle to create a great spring cleanse.  Before you start any cleanse you’ll want to make sure you Pretox

Stress reaction: why it is different for men and women?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2015, Men’s Health, Stress and sleep, Women’s Health via the A.Vogel Blog

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There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress.

And let’s face it, who behaves at their best when they are under stress?  Perhaps you recognise yourself in one or more of these classic behaviours…

Do you:

  • Stomp around angrily looking for trouble with the first person who might provoke you?
  • Leave a trail of mess and chaos around the house?
  • Isolate and withdraw not wanting to reveal your vulnerable feelings?
  • Blame yourself and have to listen to a never ending internal diatribe of critical dialogue?
  • Overcommit and run around like a headless chicken?
  • Reach for the biscuit tin, a large coffee and a glass of wine when you get home?
  • Get the credit card out and shop until you drop?

Whether you stressed out defaults are like those listed above or special and unique to you, the chances are you don’t feel at your best when under stress and would benefit from doing things differently.

Interestingly, studies in the last few years have revealed that men and women do have different stress defaults.  Apparently this is partly due to the hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin, which is released along with cortisol and other hormones when we are under stress. Oxytocin levels generally rise when we hug, nurture and bond with another, leaving us feeling happy more relaxed.

It seems that women naturally release more oxytocin than men giving us an instinct to ‘tend and befriend’ when under pressure.  If you consider the days of our ancestors when ‘fight or flight’ meant literally running for your life, it’s easy to imagine that women would seek to protect their offspring and stay close to others, while men went out to fight off the threat. These days our stressors tend to be more emotional or psychological but the response from men and women apparently is still likely to reflect these varying instincts.

Stress reaction in men and women

Men may naturally:

  • Withdraw and find communication challenging
  • Tend to want to be alone in their ‘man cave’
  • Tend towards fight (getting angry, competitive or looking for someone to blame)
  • Or flight (wanting to escape into a distraction)

Women may naturally:

  • Feel a whole range of difficult emotions
  • Want to talk, seek reassurance and nurture
  • Seek to keep relationships harmonious even if it calls for going into overdrive and self-sacrifice

So for those of you left wondering why it can be challenging being around the opposite sex when under stress it seems my husband had a point when he claimed, ‘women look for empathy and men look for solutions’.

What you need to know

If you are wrestling a whirlwind or hoping to help a loved one manage a maelstrom here are some tips:

Stressed men may benefit from:

  • Being given space (to be alone or out with the boys)
  • Subtle suggestions to talk but only if required
  • Physical or competitive exercise
  • Pursuing a hobby

Women may benefit from:

  • Talking to a friend, family member or support network
  • Indulging in a nurturing activity
  • Taking a relaxing bath or getting a massage
  • Saying ‘no’ to going into overdrive and ‘yes’ to self care.

Need an extra help?

Stress often interferes with sleep, which is vital for allowing the body time to heal and restore tissues to prime functioning order, but also for processing the events of the day – good therefore for mental/emotional health.  Some natural substances can be helpful during turbulent times:

  • Magnesium to calm the nervous system and relax muscles
  • Vitamin B to strengthen the nervous system against stress, both physical and mental/emotional
  • The combination of Passiflora incarnata and Avena sativa is great. Both are wonderfully calming remedies that can be taken long term or short term to help reduce the effects of stress. Together, they relax muscles and make it easier to sleep well. They can be taken alongside any other medication.

That said we humans are complex beings with aspects of the masculine and feminine whether we are male or female.  Therefore the most important thing is to create a personal self-care kit that works for you and be sure to call on it and communicate it to all those who need to know.

References:
http://www.webmd.com/women/features/stress-tips-for-men-and-women?page=2
http://www.uhc.com/source4women/health_topics/stress/managing_stress_tools_and_resources/how_women_handle_stress.htm
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/get-healthy/best-health-for-men/is-stress-harder-or-men
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-gail-gross/men-and-stress_b_3430607.html

What is Reishi?

Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous health benefits.

So what’s so good about red reishi?

  • It is non-toxic and can be taken daily without any side effects
  • When it is taken regularly, it can restore the body to its natural state, enabling all organs to function normally
  • Immune modulator – it regulates and fine tunes the immune system

What are the benefits of Reishi?

Red Reishi improves liver function

Red Reishi is primarily composed of complex carbohydrates called water-soluble polysaccharides, triterpeniods, proteins and amino acids. Researchers have identified that water-soluble polysaccharides are the most active element found in Red Reishi that have anti-tumour, immune modulating and blood pressure lowering effects.

Another major active ingredient found in Red Reishi are triterpenes , called ganoderic acids. Preliminary studies indicated that ganoderic acids help alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine release, improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions. Triterpenes are bitter in taste and the level of the triterpene content contained in a product can be determined by the bitterness.

Red Reishi enhance our body’s immune system

Regular consumption of red Reishi can enhance our body’s immune system and improve blood circulation, thus improving better health conditions. Generally, Reishi is recommended as an adaptogen, immune modulator, and a general tonic. Red Reishi is also used to help treat anxiety, high blood pressure, hepatitis, bronchitis, insomnia, and asthma. 

Is there any evidence?

A considerable number of studies in Japan , China , USA , and the UK in the past 30 years have shown that the consumption of red Reishi has been linked to the treatment of a vast range of diseases, common ailments, and conditions. From asthma to zoster, the applications of red Reishi seem to be related to a multitude of body organs and systems.

However, most of the scientific research that has been conducted appears to strongly support red Reishi’s role as a normalizing substance – a nutritional supplement that can yield medical benefits through its normalization and regulation of the body’s organs and functions.

The role of Red Reishi in maintaining a healthy lifestyle can best be explained through the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) point of view because none of the known active components taken alone is as more effective than the consumption of Reishi itself. Whereas Western medicine focuses on the “cure” after the disease has already occurred, TCM, established through over 2,000 years of human observation, focuses on disease prevention by sustaining the right balance within the body through proper nutrition, exercise, and meditation. Reishi is an important adaptogenic herb in TCM in helping the body maintain this balance and also restore the balance when one is sick.

Gleaned from:  http://www.reishi.com/what-is-reishi.htm

 

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