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Tis the season to be tipsy!

Maybe we can all enjoy our cocktails with a little less guilt. I found a product by Life Extension that actually protects your liver while you consume. Genius, right?

Free radicals are produced when we drink. These free radicals are toxic and wreak havoc throughout our whole body. This product acts as a kind of antidote. It contains N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) which blocks the devastating effects of these free radicals. N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a powerful antioxidant and also a precursor to Glutathione, which is one of the most important antioxidants/molecules to prevent disease and keep us healthy. Your body luckily produces its own glutathione, but poor diet, pollution, toxins, stress, medications, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your glutathione. This leaves you susceptible to free radicals, infections and cancer. Your liver gets overloaded and damaged, making it unable to do its job of detoxification.

Life Extension Anti-Alcohol Antioxidant Capsules protects liver cells from the free radical damage of alcohol consumption. You should take it before and after drinking. This is not meant as an anti-hang over remedy, although in some people it could have that effect.

 

Cheers to a fabulous holiday season!

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I Hate My Hormones Fix

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Um yeah, sound familiar? If So, read on..

Chasteberry (Vitex agnus castus), also known as monk’s pepper, is an ancient berry native to the Mediterranean and Asia. What is cool about this plant is that is has been used for 1000’s of years to help women with all kinds of gynecological issues. It is used prevalently throughout Europe for menstrual cycle irregularities including menopause. It has been proven in numerous studies to be safe and effective at stimulating and normalizing the pituitary gland. Luckily anyone can take it because it works to nourish and support the endocrine system to help it find its own balance. Whether you need help with fertility, nursing, menopause, irregular periods, PMS symptoms, it can have a healthy affect on it all because it is directly affecting the mother gland, our most important gland, the pituitary gland. This gland pretty much controls EVERYTHING in your body!

Vitex (chasteberry) will always enable what is appropriate to occur.“, David Hoffman, a well-known herbalist.

Symptoms/Circumstances benefitted by the Chasteberry

  • Cramps
  • Heavy flow
  • Night sweats
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Acne
  • Infertility/Conception
  • Bloating
  • Coming off of the Birth Control Pill
  • Scanty periods
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Thyroid disruption
  • Miscarriage
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Irregular Cycles
  • Menopause
  • Stimulating period

Ways to Take Chasteberry* 
Tincture: 30-50 drops, three times per day
Tea: 2-3 cups/day
Pills: 2- 1000mg capsules every morning

*Please allow for three cycles of use before judging results. This is a slow acting herb and requires patience, like most non-pharmaceutical nutrients (that actually do something beneficial)  

 

 

 

Here’s to chilling the heck out,

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