Supplement Spotlight: Catalyn

Supplement Spotlight: Catalyn

How can you make your body work better?

One way is to eat a healthy whole food diet. Eating well is simple in theory but tougher in practice. Even the super health-conscious among us can’t always avoid processed foods, added sugars, and unhealthy fats.

That’s where Catalyn comes in.

Catalyn’s unique formulation was created to combat deficiencies in nutrition caused by a refined food diet, deficiencies many of us have. Discover the power of nutrients delivered the way nature intended – in whole food form.

How Catalyn keeps you healthy

  • Maintains cellular health
  • Keeps your skin healthy
  • Keeps your heart healthy
  • Supports healthy metabolism

Catalyn was developed in 1929 by Dr. Royal Lee, the founder of Standard Process. It was America’s first dietary supplement made with whole food ingredients, created to address the deficiencies caused by a fast-growing processed food industry. It contains several vitamins and minerals from approximately 15 different whole food sources.

Some Catalyn ingredients include:

  • Sweet potato
  • Reishi mushroom
  • Shiitake mushroom
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Pea vine
  • Carrot
  • Alfalfa
  • Oats

Supplement Safety 101

Supplements vary greatly in quality, which can sometimes do more harm than good. The FDA is not authorized to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. Manufacturers do not need to be 100% honest on the label. Here are some quotes directly from the FDA about supplements:

  • Federal law does not require dietary supplements to be proven safe to FDA’s satisfaction before they are marketed.
  • For most claims made in the labeling of dietary supplements, the law does not require the manufacturer or seller to prove to FDA’s satisfaction that the claim is accurate or truthful before it appears on the product.
  • Do not assume that the term “natural” in relation to a product ensures that the product is wholesome or safe.

At the Natural Health Improvement Center, we only carry the highest quality supplements available to ensure that your body is getting the purest vitamins and minerals.

If you would like to learn more about how natural whole food supplements can help your body get healthy and stay healthy, give us a call @ 410-717-6610 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

Immune Essentials

Immune Essentials

What can we do to keep our immune systems happy & healthy?

  • Avoid antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers and wash well with soap and water
  • Avoid unnecessary antibiotics and focus on good probiotics
  • Get lots of rest & exercise regularly
  • Enjoying time in the sun & in nature
  • Take brief cold showers
  • Regular dry brushing
  • Do a coconut or sesame oil pull a few times a week or daily
  • Eat lots of wholesome root veggies and leafy greens
  • Incorporate healing herbs and spices into your diet like turmeric & ginger
  • Eat different species of immune boosting mushrooms
  • Drink half your weight in ounces of water per day
  • Avoid sugar
  • Decrease stress
  • Remove household molds
  • Shower before going to sleep

80-90% of the immune system is in the GUT

 

    Supplements:

  • Vitamin D (Cataplex D)
  • Vitamin C
  • Congaplex, Immuplex, Antronex, Epimmune, Echinacea C/Premium, Cataplex C, Catalyn

    Foods to focus on:

  • Healing bone broth
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Beets
  • Garlic & onion
  • Probiotic Rich Foods: kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut, miso
  • Citrus Fruit

How to Oil Pull

Oil pulling has many holistic benefits; it is great for clearing out bad bacteria in the mouth and toxins throughout the entire body. Put 1-2 tsp coconut/sesame oil in your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes – this is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out. Spit the oil into the trashcan, then rinse your mouth with warm water. Finish by brushing your teeth as usual to remove any bacteria left.

How to Dry Brush

Dry brushing is a great way to help stimulate the lymphatic system which helps the body detoxify. It is also useful for exfoliation, cleaning pores, reducing cellulite & boosting energy. Starting at the bottom of the feet, brush upwards towards the heart in long, smooth strokes concentrating on one area for about 5 strokes; always brush toward the center of the body. Repeat the process with the arms starting with the palms. When focusing on the stomach and armpits brush in a circular clockwise motion, and be careful when brushing your neck; you may want to use a softer brush if doing the face.

 

Upcoming Health Information Talks

Upcoming Health Information Talks

Join us for our next upcoming Health Information Talks @ the Natural Health Improvement Center of Columbia, MD! Give us a call to reserve your spot today 410-717-6610.

Patients who bring guests to any health talk will receive one entry per guest in our raffle to win an Instant Pot!

From 6:30-7:15 on Mondays unless otherwise indicated

October 1st: Immune Essentials

October 15th: ADD/ADHD, Concentration, Memory, Studying etc.

October 29th: Women’s Health, Menopause, PMS, Foggy Brain, Hot-Flashes etc.

November 12th: Digestive Dysfunction, Acid Reflux, Bloating etc.

November 26th: Men’s Health, Prostate etc.

December 10th: Cholesterol – Myths & Truths

December 17th: Anxiety & Depression

January 7th: Skin Health – Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rashes

Healthy Lunches

Healthy Lunches

Nutrition & The Body

A school lunch box can potentially make up to 30-50% of our child’s daily food intake.

Effects of poor nutrition, especially with children, go beyond weight gain. A child who eats too much fat, sugar, sodium or processed food and too few vitamins and minerals is likely to develop a higher risk over time for several chronic health problems.

Proper nutrition is also tied to better academic performance, so kids who eat unhealthy lunches are more likely to score worse on tests and have a harder time with schoolwork. Lower IQ scores, memory difficulties, fine motor and language skills into early adulthood and beyond are all associated with lack of essential vitamins and nutrients.

A homemade lunch will keep your kids away from junk food temptations & ensure easy-access to healthier options that they will learn to love.

Better for their body & your budget

When you pack a lunch, you control the ingredients and choose items based on your budget and preference. In some cases, packing a lunch is not only healthier, but less expensive. For approximately the same cost as five days of school lunch purchases, you can buy enough ingredients to pack a healthy lunch each day, with the added peace of mind that your child has a wholesome and nutritious meal to eat.

Sugar Sabotage

80-90% of the immune system is located in the GUT

The body’s microbiome is made up of trillions of good bacteria that digest food, produce vitamins and protect the body from germs and disease. But when kids consume too much sugar, it can alter the balance between good and bad bacteria and weaken their immune systems.

One of the most common effects sugar can have on children are cold-like symptoms: chronic runny noses, excessive mucus, cough, allergies and symptoms of sinus infections. Eliminating sugars can drastically help improve these common symptoms.

Children who are “picky eaters” are most likely loading up on too much sugar, causing stomachaches and poor appetites. Crowd out high sugar foods with healthier options and soon their bodies will crave the real nutrients they need.

Approximately 80% of packaged foods contain added artificial sweeteners.

Foods to AVOID

  • Packaged fruit juice & sugary drinks
  • Flavored milk & excessive dairy
  • High sugar granola bars & processed snack packs
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Packaged dried fruit & desserts
  • Heavy pasta sauces & dressings

Foods to CHOOSE

  • Fresh fruits & veggies
  • Lean proteins
  • Healthy fats
  • Whole grains & carbs
  • Low glycemic options

SWAP THIS FOR THAT!

Instead of flavored yogurt

Try plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit mixed in (you could also add local honey for a sweeter taste & natural immune booster).

Instead of canned fruit

Try chopping up the fresh stuff; a cup of fresh peaches has 13g of sugar, and 1 cup of canned peaches has 33g of sugar.

Instead of sweetened salad dressings & sandwich spreads

Try making your own balsamic vinaigrette or light ranch, choosing mustard, homemade guacamole or hummus vs mayonnaise.

Instead of sodas, juices & dairy

Try adding fruits & veggies like berries, lemon, ginger & cucumber to water for extra flavor.

Instead of lunchables or highly processed meats

Try getting your meat straight from the deli or pack some leftover proteins from dinner the night before.

ASEA – healing cells

I have a personal testimonial about what I think may be the most important health innovation since the cell was seen under a microscope. Two days ago as I was rushing up the stairs 10 minutes prior to the beginning of an AAT patient’s arrival, I fell forward and landed on my face, splitting the inside of my upper lip and… loosening my front tooth. After cleaning up the blood from the half inch gash in my mouth, I immediately went for my bottle of ASEA and put an ounce or so in my mouth, swishing it around and leaving it on the cut for a few minutes before swallowing it. I used the ASEA 3 more times throughout the day and saw several more patients, which prevented me from using ice. Yesterday morning the cut was completely closed, and there was very little swelling which decreased throughout the day. It is now 48 hours later and the bruising that was inside my mouth yesterday morning is practically gone, the swelling and pain in my mouth, nose and under my eye is 90% better. This shows me that when communication is correct on a cellular level, healing occurs. You can learn more at www.drlisa.teamasea.com