Archive for June, 2010

Help Keep Your Pooch Calm

Do you have a canine friend who is easily excitable?  Do  you have a dog who can become stressed or tense over loud or unfamiliar noises?  Wish that there was a way that you could help calm your pup’s nerves?  With the help of a dog calming supplement from OVitaminPro.com, you can keep your pooch calm.

The summer usually presents a lot more instances where dogs can become stressed.  Situations that produce loud noises, such as thunderstorms or fireworks, can really be traumatic for a dog who is not accustomed to such sounds.

Our dog calming formula not only keeps your dog’s nerves in check, but also helps your dog maintain a healthy balance of alertness and emotional control.  The active ingredients include L-theanine and colostrum that help keep your pup calm.

We have a nice selection of other pet supplements that you can use to make sure that your pets live long and healthy lives.  So make sure to stop by OVitaminPro.com to see all of our great items.

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Gluten, The Hidden Food That Hurts!

Symptoms: “94% of gluten intolerance sufferers are misdiagnosed.”

You should find this list alarming. It’s estimated that only 6% of people with gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease are properly diagnosed when going to a doctor. It’s one of the top ten misdiagnosed diseases. When it is diagnosed, it averages 10+ years after symptoms occur.

• Weight problems
• Abdominal pain
• Fatigue
• Weakness
• Bloating
• Lactose intolerance
• Headaches
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Depression
• Miscarriage
• Allergies

Gluten is a general term to describe the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. When gluten enters your body, your immune system responds by attacking the gluten molecule and unfortunately, also attacks your body.  When the gluten reaches your small intestine, the villi are damaged.  Damaged villi prevent your body from properly absorbing nutrients.  Toxins and gluten fragments can pass through the damaged intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream.  Your body will view these foreign substances as invaders and respond by attacking them and your cells.  Malnutrition is very common and can lead to many different symptoms.

More than 3,000,000 Americans have already recognized an allergy or intolerance to gluten. The problem is that most people who suffer from gluten intolerance may not know it, since the symptoms often mask themselves as those of other conditions.
Most symptoms are reversible, but depending on the severity and length of malnutrition, some may be long lasting, or even permanent.  It is extremely important to learn if you’re a sufferer as early as possible.  The better you recognize the daily negative effects of gluten, the easier it will become to follow a gluten free regularly.  The more strict you follow the diet, the faster your recovery.

Remember…we don’t get diseases because we get older, we get diseases because we continue to follow the wrong diet until our bodies breakdown.

A great resource along with gluten free diet tips can be found at GlutenFreeDaily.com

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Summer Solstice

Ahh, Summer Solstice. How will you celebrate the Solstice? Do you gather with friends, have a bonfire or just take some time to plan your summer vacation?

Ancient Northern European pagans celebrated with bonfires, festivals and rituals.  The Finnish would build fires and couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to leap.

Midsummer was thought to be a time of magic, when evil spirits were said to appear. To thwart them Pagans often wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of them was called,“chase devil”, which is known today as St. John’s Wort and is used by modern herbalists as a mood stabilizer.

We may not have to protect ourselves with garlands to thwart evil spirits but we certainly have to protect ourselves from the harmful rays of the sun on these long summer days! Remember to choose reflective sunscreens with zinc oxide and to stay away from chemical substitutes.

Did you know that there are vitamin supplements that can help in the prevention of skin cancer? Vitamin D3 is one of these and is now being recommended by dermatologists! Studies have shown that most of us livings in the northern hemisphere are dangerously low in Vitamin D. This may have actually contributed to the rise of skin cancers over the last decade.

What is the best dosage to take? It is higher than most people think. They used to say 400 i.u.’s a day but not anymore! Children below the age of 5 should take 35 i.u.’s per pound of weight. Children 5-10 should take 2,500 iu’s: and adults should take 5,000 i.u”s. People with autoimmune thyroid issues should take more. As is true with all supplements, not all Vitamin D formulations are created equal; choose a good brand like Nutri-West rather than the cheapest one at your local box store.

Just as important as Vitamin D3 are antioxidants, C, E and glutathione; some of the best free radical scavengers around! Nutri-West E-Tocotrionols is my favorite Vitamin E formulation with excellent blood sugar lowering properties and of course the Lifewave Glutathione patch can’t be beat for it’s antioxidant benefit!

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