| Please join us today, Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm, CDT, for our next live chat.
Do you have questions about alternative health practices such as taking probiotics, balancing hormones, maintaining heart health, trying a detoxifying colon cleanse, making dietary changes, or any other topic pertaining to your goals for achieving optimal health? The Optimal Health Network's Alternative Health Live Chat is a valuable opportunity to ask Nutritionist, Author, Metabolic Typing Advisor and Colon Hydrotherapist Kristina Amelong all these questions and more. You can also share experiences, your experimentations, and your health struggles and successes with the larger community.
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Our October Sale is a 4-day coupon sale running Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th. The sale runs 24 hours per day Central Daylight Time. Use the current coupon at the bottom of this newsletter for 15% off your entire shopping cart order.
This coupon sale applies only to orders placed online.
Did you know?
A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Can offer you a picture of your:
* Metabolic Rate
* Stage of Stress
* Immune Function
* Adrenal Activity
* Thyroid Activity
* Hormone Imbalances
* Cardiovascular Risk
* Digestive Health
* Carb/Sugar Handling
* Protein Intake/UsageTo learn more, go to Optimal Health Center Alternative Health Testing Services
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|Heavy Metal Toxicity Feature: Mercury
Sources of toxic mercury are numerous: dental amalgams, fish such as tuna and swordfish, contaminated drinking water, and medications such as diuretics and Preparation H. Many children are now born with mercury toxicity and more mercury can be passed from the mother to the baby through the breastmilk.
Mercury needs to be removed from the body in order for
the body to properly function. For example, mercury compounds interfere
with enzymatic activities that the body uses to make energy. Mercury
degenerates nerve fibers and interferes with adrenal, thyroid, and
pituitary function. Mercury is thought to contribute to hyperactivity,
depression, nervousness, and mood swings.Detoxifying from mercury and other heavy metals can be crucial for both adults and children in optimizing health. However, a proper approach to the process of detoxification is essential to bringing about better health. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to make yourself sicker in the name of removing mercury if the wrong approach is taken.The most important consideration in mercury detoxification is that your adrenal glands must be optimally functioning to healthfully remove mercury from your body. If the adrenal glands are exhausted, or even in any of the alarm stages of stress, your body will not be able to handle detoxifying mercury and you are likely to make yourself sick.To learn more about optimizing your adrenal health, read our #1 Health Tip. Also consider using both a liquid adrenal tonic herb like liquid Licorice Root and a liquid adaptogenic herb like liquid Ashwaganda.A whole food vitamin C will also be supportive because the main storage gland for vitamin C is the adrenals. Vitamin C also acts as a gentle chelator to mercury, and it supports the immune system during detoxification. Do not use a synthetic vitamin C in place of a whole food vitamin C.Always
make certain that any heavy metal detox is accompanied by a
comprehensive bowel program of daily bowel movements and colon cleansing and coffee enemas.Sources of mercury and symptoms of mercury toxicity are cited from "Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis" by Lawrence Wilson, M.D.Supplemental recommendations are cited in part from Lang Integrative Health Seminars, "Gentle Toxic Metal Protocol" and "Adrenal Protocols, Liquid Herbs."
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How to Eliminate Sweet and Carbohydrate Cravings Quickly
(and caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine cravings too)
1. Don't skip breakfast.
2. Eat every two to three hours (protein and complex carbohydrate and fat).
3. Eliminate refined carbohydrates and sugars which cause exaggerated ups and downs in blood sugar levels and in turn promote sweet cravings.
4. Follow the diet laid out in "Ten Days to Optimal Health."
5. When needed, use Gymnema from Standard Process/MediHerb (4 grams per tablet) dosed at 2 tabs 3x/day to help stop sweet and carbohydrate cravings. Once the cravings are under control, except for severe insulin resistance and diabetic patients who will benefit from remaining on higher dosages, you can gradually reduce the Gymnema dosage. (The Optimal Health Center does offer Standard Process and MediHerb Products via their clinical consultations.)
Taken in part, with permission, from Lang Integrative Health Seminars materials.
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Enema effectiveness is key to a successful colon cleanse program. How can I use enemas to clear out the entire colon? What is an enema series? What enema equipment should I buy? Do enemas work as well as colon hydrotherapy? What enema solutions are therapeutic to use in my enema bag? Do I need to follow a special diet before taking enemas? These questions and more are answered in our educational materials: our DVDs, our downloadable videos, and Kristina Amelong's book, Ten Days to Optimal Health.
For the duration of the October sale, these educational materials are being offered at 25% off.
Click on the following links to learn more: Optimal Health Colon Cleansing DVDs Optimal Health Downloadable Colon Cleansing videos