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Ten Days To Optimal Health Program
April 24, 2009
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Restore Your Intestinal Health
Water Keeps Us Young
Whole Food Supplements and Herbs


selected products are marked down an additional 10 to 25%! With these additional discounts, February is an excellent time to stock up on enema nozzles, enema hoses, enema clamps, and other enema accessories.

Our April Sale is a 5-day coupon sale running Friday, April 24th, through Tuesday, April 28th. The sale runs 24 hours per day Central Standard Time. Use the current coupon at the bottom of this newsletter to receive 15% off your entire shopping cart order.

(Go to our On Sale Items to view our selected sale items: an additional 10% to 25% savings.)

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New Silicone Colon Tubes

We now offer our 668 silicone colon tubes with 2 openings at its end instead of one opening at its end. We made this change due to client feedback, which we ALWAYS value. We recommend you add one of these new silicone colon tubes to your enema nozzle collection.

Latex-Free Silicone Colon Tubes are the only type of colon tube one should use for therapeutic colon cleansing. Do not use a latex or rubber nozzle inside of the colon.  Silicone colon tubes bring your liquid enema solution beyond the area of the rectum into the sigmoid and descending colon. 
I have been suffering for the last 4 years with an anal fissure. After trying everything including botox shots, my only remaining option was surgery. My sister recommended me to your website, where I ordered the Anal Fissure Healing kit as a last resort. After less than one month on the health plan and weekly enemas, I have ZERO pain
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Restore Your Intestinal Health:
Saccharomyces boulardii

Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis are a group of inflammatory conditions of the large intestine and the small intestine. These diseases are characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramping, recurrence of all of the above and often don't respond to modern medical treatment.

As a person who has had severe Crohn's disease, I am pleased to announce the addition of a health-giving probiotic yeast organism called Saccharomyces boulardii to the Optimal Health Network supplements.  S. boulardii has been shown to maintain and restore the natural flora in the large and small intestine with even the most stubborn cases of inflammatory bowel disease, even more effectively than Lactobacillus acidophilus.

There are many scientific studies showing the efficacy of S. boulardii in the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal disorders. To start your research, here are a few links:

Saccharomyces boulardii in maintenance treatment of Crohn's disease

Saccharomyces boulardii in Gastrointestinal RelatedDisorders

The Role of Microbiota in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

To learn whether or not S. boulardii would be beneficial to your health, use one of our Gastrointestinal Health Panels
Water Keeps Us Young

We all know drinking enough good quality water is essential to a healthy body. If my chocolate lab could be used as a model for ideal water consumption, we could learn a lot. He laps up bowl after bowl of water from morning til night. When we go to the scummy lake, he drinks and drinks and drinks. When there is no lake, he finds the puddles. When he runs through the woods in winter, he dips his head, lets his tongue hang and scoops up snow at speeds of 23 miles per hour or greater.

Water is the medium in which all metabolic actions take place. Every single cell depends upon water for carrying out its life-giving functions. Our kidneys, liver, lungs, colon and skin rely upon the proper amount of water in the body to do their job of clearing out waste and toxins. Our joints depend on adequate water to stay fluid. The list of health giving benefits of drinking LOTS of water is endless. In short, water keeps us young!
Water needs to be drunk in small quantities throughout the day in order to do its job in the body. If you drink water less than 28-32 times daily, you aren't drinking water often enough. As I detail in my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health, I recommended � a cup of water every half hour. By drinking � a cup of water every half hour, you will help your body keep toxins out of your cells, as well as removing currently stored toxins. In other words, in order to keep your detoxification pathways open, you need to keep the water flowing into and out of your body all day long.

If you find drinking nothing but water a little boring during the day, treat yourself to a cup or two of herbal tea, but make sure that at least 2-3 quarts of the water you drink consists of quality, plain water. (The general rule of thumb for adequate water consumption is one quart of quality water per 50 pounds of body weight.)

You want to steer clear of tap water because it contains chlorine and may contain fluoride and other toxic substances that, with ongoing consumption, can have grim consequences for the body.

Distilled water should be used for one month out of each year only.

I think I have known since I was 5, maybe 6, that water needed to be drunk often. I can remember thinking, "if water is so important to my health than why don't we have it in kindergarden?" However, I have always struggled with drinking water often enough. It has taken an attitude of gracious persistence towards myself; for years, all I did was know that I would succeed and that in a bit of time I would drink enough water.

It is odd, but I have found only one thing that works consistently
. I always carry a stainless steel water bottle. You might think I am just trying to sell something, but this only works when I carry a stainless steel water bottle, with a spout. For reasons that I don't quite understand, I can't stand drinking water out of a plastic water bottle so over these many years that I have tried the water bottle trick, it hasn't worked....until I found a stainless steel water bottle, with a spout. I also can't stand unscrewing the lid and then drinking. I just won't drink. The only time I drink enough water is when I have a stainless steel water bottle, with a spout, next to me at all times.

And, as it turns out, drinking water from a plastic water bottle is not a good idea for many reasons.

1. The global demand for water bottle production alone
uses 50 million barrels of oil a year -- that 2 1/2 days of U.S oil consumption. To put that energy use into perspective imagine that each bottle of water you drink is up to one-quarter full of oil.

2. When it doesn't end up in our landfills, most plastic eventually makes its way to our oceans, where each year millions of fish, birds, and other animals die from plastic because they eat it or they get caught in it. The
United Nations Environment Programme estimates that more than 13,000 pieces of plastic litter are floating in every square kilometer of the ocean worldwide.

3. Until recently, most water bottles were producedwith Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated asBPA. BPA is an organic compound that is a building block of several important plastics and plastic additives. With an annual production of 2-3 million metric tonnes, BPA has become a ubiquitous health harming toxin. Suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s, concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products was regularly reported in the news media but nothing was done until in 2008 when several governments issued reports questioning its safety, and some retailers removed products made from it off their shelves. On March 13, 2009, the US Congress introduced legislation to establish a federal ban on bisphenol A in all food and beverage containers

To learn more, read Your Body's Many Cries for Water and Kristina Amelong's Ten Days to Optimal Health.
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Check out our new stainless steel water bottles now offered through the Optimal Health Network and the Optimal Health Center.

Standard Process Whole Food Supplements and MediHerbs:
If properly fed and given the right nutrients, the human body is designed to stay fully heatlhy. Unfortunately, many of us struggle with low energy, sleepless nights, adrenal fatigue, irritability, sluggish digestion, and muscle and joint pain.
Through our clincal work at the Optimal Health Center, we have the joy of assisting people to improve their health.  A cornerstone of our nutritional work with clients are whole food supplements from Standard Process and herbs from MediHerbs.  We do not offer these suberb nutritional products for sale on our site because of the policies of the supplement companies. We do offer these supplements through the Optimal Health Center. If you are interested in whole food supplements and herbs, please call us at the Optimal Health Center, 608-242-0200.
To learn more about these products follow the links below:

Here is a sampling of the products that we offer through Standard Process and MediHerbs:
The whole food beet ingredients in A-F Betafood contain two important phytonutrients, betalains and betaine, to support and protect the liver and the colon. In addition, they protect the body against oxidative stress, and promote the transportation and use of fats. The iodine in A-F Betafood supports the thyroid glands to regulate the body's rate of metabolism, which promotes optimal healing, energy levels and detoxification. A-F Betafood is a must for any fasting or colon cleansing program and to optimize the well-functioning of the gallbladder.
Gymnema has been used in India for centuries to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Gymnema is excellent for those who know that the amount of carbohydrates they are eating is causing them excess weight gain, irritability, or blood sugar fluxuations but can't seem to stop eating the offending foods. Gymnema actually "takes away" the carbohydrate cravings by improving pancreatic health and supporting the body to optimize insulin levels.
Rehmannia Complex supports a healthy immune system, supports adrenal gland and liver health and supports effective toxin removal. This herbal combination is often used to recover from adrenal exhaustion and is an important addition to most cleansing programs.

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