Give Your Gallbladder the Attention and Care it Deserves!

Ox Bile for Gallbladder HealthA healthy gallbladder is a happy one – so why do so many of us seem to have gallbladder problems?

Well, for one thing, most of our diets are awful. The gallbladder is designed to store bile and aid the body in digesting fat, but in the modern world, our diets are riddled with high levels of cholesterol and fats from animal protein and hydrogenated oils. All of these things can saturate bile and make your gallbladder work overtime – and over time, the gallbladder can’t keep up, so excess cholesterol starts to calcify. These are gallstones – and if you’ve ever had one, you already know it’s not fun.

Gallstones are a common problem in America because of our diets. So many of us tend to eat overly fatty foods and as a result, our gallbladders become overworked and way under appreciated. So, what can you do to take care of your gallbladder? Here are a few of our recommendations:

Cook with healthier oils. For most of us, we’re probably overloading on vegetable or canola oils. Instead, switch to coconut oil or even olive oil for cooking, as both have their own sets of benefits.

Try peppermint. Peppermint oils, teas, etc. have been long used for aiding in better digestion. They can also stimulate bile production, which can help your gallbladder.

Get cozy with dandelion. Dandelion, while a week, can be a powerful herbal aid. Not only does dandelion help cleanse the liver, but it can also support a healthier gallbladder. To get it, add young dandelion greens to salad or try dandelion tea, or even a supplement that contains dandelion.

Go for a gallbladder support supplement. At OVitaminPro, we carry a variety of gallbladder supplements that are designed to help with regulating and supporting your bile production as well as the healthy function of your digestive system. Supplements like Bilemin, Lypomin, Metacrine, and Ox Bile can help. Check out our gallbladder support page to learn more about these supplements as well as other ways to care for your gallbladder.

Have questions? Need help? Give us a call!


Live Life to the Fullest! Stay Heart Healthy!

Did you know that often the first sign of heart disease is sudden death? About 600,000 people die of heart disease each year , mostly from coronary artery disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death year after year. The statistical spread over people of different races is fairly even, meaning that being of a certain nationality or background won’t save you.

Death by heart disease can be fairly quick compared to death by cancer or Parkinson’s Disease, for example. But let’s assume that you aren’t the one that is going to drop dead of a sudden heart attack. In that case, you might be more concerned with the impact that heart disease can have on your quality of life and wonder what you can do to change it.

To make any meaningful lifestyle changes, you will need proper motivation. The right motivation can vary from person to person – what motivates one person to stop smoking can be ineffective for another, for example.

The purpose of this article, then, it is to point out some reasons to improve your heart health and help you understand consequences of destructive habits. Which ones speak to you will be unique. Knowledge is a good first step, however.

Let’s start with libido and sex. The small arteries of the heart are not the only ones affected by artery disease. The small arteries of the penis and clitoris will be affected also. Erectile dysfunction is now recognized to be a sign that all is not well with the arteries. Good blood flow at the proper times is crucial to the entire sex experience, as you might imagine. Therefore heart disease isn’t just about your heart but your sex life, too.

Let’s say you didn’t make any lifestyle changes and decided to follow your medical doctor’s advice and opt for some stents or other types of surgery to improve your heart blood flow. Many people report a loss of sex drive afterwards. We are not talking about dialing back your libido but watching it disappear entirely. Is the meds? Is it the procedure itself? Is it reduced blood flow to your brain? Does it matter as that part of your life will be over. I suppose if you are 95 and everything else is failing, that might not be a big deal but if you are 42, loss of libido might take a bigger toll on your lifestyle.

How do you feel about not being able to do the most basic of physical activity? With heart problems you think about which seats you have at the ball game because you might have to climb up too many levels to get to your seat. How about going for a hike on a beautiful day? Maybe you rethink your plans for a trip to a mountain resort because you know the altitude is just too much of a stress. Maybe playing with your grandkids is too much work now.

You fill in the blanks for your own personality and desires. Which parts of your life are you willing to eject?

The short list of the basic steps you must take to protect your heart and other arteries are: no smoking or second hand smoke, no trans fats (also known as partially hydrogenated fats), exercise 30 minutes a day most days, lose the gut and practice good sleep hygiene.

Each of these is a blog post in itself except for the smoking. That is just too easy and should be pretty obvious by now. I will address trans fats in future post, however. I already have articles and videos on sleep and exercise that you can find at OVitaminPro.com.

Think about your diet. Choose organic, non-GMO and free-range products whenever you can. It is vital, necessary, super helpful, prudent, a great idea, wise and an important health step, too. Contaminants in other foods interfere with your body’s ability to maintain healthy cell membranes and proper energy storage and transport. This is linked to heart and brain health. Your healthy choices must extend to your grocery cart. Look for my articles and videos on glyphosate.

I want you to ask yourself if that Snickers or Big Mac is worth the trade-off now that you know better what that trade-off is. Yes, there is a link between your sex life and those food choices. You vote at the voting booth a few times a decade, but vote with your dollars every day at grocery stores and restaurants. If you want to promote better and healthier food choices, cast your ballot there. Your community and body will thank you.



Natural Supplements For Menopause

Menopause is a journey all women undergo and while it’s a shared experience so many can relate to, it doesn’t make it any easier or less challenging. When your body goes through menopause, a lot of things happen within your body. Firstly, your egg supply begins to decline in both number and quality. Your hormone production changes and you may begin to experience irregular menstrual cycles. About six months to a year before your periods end, your estrogen levels begin to drop and once it gets past a certain point, you no longer continue to menstruate. This, in a nutshell, is what happens during perimenopause and menopause, however, the symptoms we most associate with these cycles can continue into post-menopause, which is what many women struggle with as this time period can be months or even years. Menopause, from start to finish, often comes along with a variety of symptoms as your body copes with hormonal changes. These symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and trouble sleeping.

Luckily, for easing these symptoms, OVitaminPro has a variety of natural supplements that can help you through the journey of menopause gently and naturally, keeping in mind Mother Nature’s own caring hand.

Black Cohosh: Derived from a species of buttercup, black cohosh has been shown to be effective in reducing hot flashes as well as reducing night sweats in the short-term. Some research also suggests it may lower blood pressure, which can aid in the treatment of mood swings. We offer several black cohosh supplements in our selection, including Integrative Therapeutics Black Cohosh.

D-Aspartic Acid: D-aspartic Acid is often associated with hormone levels, in that falling hormone levels usually indicate a decrease in this in the body. This amino acid works by stimulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis to normalize reproductive hormones. During menopause, estrogen levels in constant flux can be eased by taking a supplement with D-aspartic Acid, like FemFlavone, which may help with your symptoms.

Melatonin: Many women report sleepless nights or trouble sleeping while going through menopause, so a natural sleep aid can definitely help during the process. Melatonin is a natural way to help your body regulate its sleep cycles while ensuring a more restful sleep. Research shows that melatonin can assist women in menopause by helping them get better sleep and improve their overall mood.

These are just some of the herbal and natural remedies we offer for menopause. If you’d like more information on these, or on more natural ingredients that can aid in the journey of menopause, please give us a call at 1-877-465-0844 and we’d be happy to help!


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