Resources

Exercise Resources I use

These are all affiliate links, so I get a little something for the referral.

Dumbbells

Exercise Ball

Gymnastic Rings

 

Parallel Bars

 

Pull Up Bar

 

Exercise Bands

Acupressure Resources

The Rebuilder is a nerve regeneration device used for Neuropathy, but I use it on acupressure points to stimulate points while I am writing or watching a movie.  The TENS device is a nerve stimulator, and a much less expensive way to stimulate points.

Foam Roller Ball

 

Rebuilder EMS Therapy

TENS Unit

Acupressure Arm Bands

Magnetic Acupressure Patch

HOME HEALTH PRODUCTS

If you want to monitor your blood sugar before and after meals, or to perform a glucose tolerance test, test 60-90 minutes after consuming 70-80 grams of sugar.  We always used fruit juices for a natural sugar.

Glucose Meter

Home – Kitchen – Bath and Body Products to reduce total toxin load.

DishSoap

Laundry Detergent

DishWasher Detergent

Shampoo

Body Wash

Hand Soap

Multi-Surface Cleaner

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Fish Oil: Scientific Evidence

Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) are considered the highest form of scientific evidence.  A group of people with the same condition are divided into two groups, and randomly assigned to receive the medicine, ie omega-3s, or a placebo.  Neither the patient nor the doctors know which group they are in until the results are assessed.

The following are RCTs in the National Library of Medicine listed when you search “Omega-3 randomized clinical trial.”

Pediatrics Oct 2020Results: Children randomly assigned to Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) had a decreased risk of scoring at-risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test. (1)

Nutrients Aug 2020Results:  Our findings demonstrate that dietary intervention with high-dose of omega-3 PUFA during non-surgical therapy may have potential benefits in the management of periodontitis. (2)

Nutrients Aug 2020Results: Whey protein and fish oils are a safe, well-tolerated, and effective complement to low-intensity, home-based resistance exercise and improves lean mass, strength, and overall muscle quality in old age. (3)

BMJ Jul 2020Conclusions: Childhood undernutrition is associated with long term impairment in cognition. Contrary to current understanding, supplementary feeding for 23 weeks could improve executive function, brain health, and nutritional status in vulnerable young children. (4)

This study is out of Tufts University School of Medicine, considered one of the best medical research institutions in the world, and published in the prestigious British Medical Journal.  They are not sure if protein, plant polyphenols, omega 3’s, and vitamins/minerals affect health and brain function.  They found it did.  Groundbreaking.

Free Radic Biol Med Aug 2020Results:  Although the inflammatory resolution improved by EPA and DHA could contribute to the recovery of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation cannot be recommended before randomized and controlled trials are carried out. (5)

Is this code?  Like they want to tell you what could help, but are legally unable to because big pharma has a patent on “medicine” so they tell us this way?

Am J Clin Nutr Jul 2020Conclusions: Fish oils improved cognitive function, especially attention and cognitive flexibility, and reduced socioemotional problems in 8-9 year old children, and the higher the dose, the greater the improvement.  (6)

Diabetes Res Clin Pract Apr 2020.  Results: NRF2 gene expression was significantly increased in Fish oil-supplemented subjects, compared with the placebo group. (7)

That’s the elusive “anti-aging” gene, and now we know, Omega-3s increase health, and health increases graceful aging.

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis Apr 2020.  Conclusion: Regular supplementation with fish oil improved biomarkers of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular function. (8)

PLoS One Feb 2020Conclusion: Omega-3 fatty acids could help ameliorate proteinuria among type 2 Diabetes.  (9). Protein in the urine means kidney damage, so fish oils may reverse the damage?

BJOG Jul 2020Conclusions: Women with single pregnancies and low total omega-3 PUFA status early in pregnancy have an increased risk of early preterm birth.  (10)

Neurologia Dec 2019.  Conclusion: An intake of EPA fatty acid and DHA fatty acid (Fish oil) for 8 weeks is associated with less marked impulsive behaviour in children with ADHD. (11)

Nutrients Oct 2019Results: High-dose Omega 3 oils significantly slowed the progression of atherosclerosis.  (12).  AKA hardening of the arteries, which is a primary risk for heart attack and stroke.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry Jan 2020.  Results:  Omega-3 oils have significant antidepressant effects for major depressive disorder (MDD). (13)

J Am Heart Assoc Oct 2019. Conclusions: Marine omega-3 supplementation lowers risk for myocardial infarction, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) death, total CHD, CardioVascular Disease (CVD) death, and total CVD. (14)

Nutr Rev Apr 2020Results: Omega-3 supplementation improves sensory loss and reduces the incidence of neuropathy. (15)

Diabetes Metabol Syndr Jul 2019:  Results: omega-3s have beneficial effects on lipid profile of overweight patients with Metabolic Syndrome, significantly reducing the serum levels of Triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.  (16)

Transl Psychiatry Aug 2019Results: Current evidence supports the finding that omega-3 Fatty Acids have beneficial effects on depression. (17)

Nutr Hosp Aug 2019Results: Omega-3 supplementation has a positive effect on cognitive function. Thus, could be used as a preventive or therapeutic tool for cognitive decline in aged or elder adults. (18)

Urologia Apr 2019Results:  Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, increases sperm motility and heat tolerability in male infertility patients.  (19)

Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets 2019Results: Omega-3 intake for 16 weeks significantly reduced vasomotor symptoms (ie. Hot flashes) in post menopausal women. (20)

J Diet Suppl 2020Results: Vitamin D3 plus omega-3 fatty acids supplementation in colorectal cancer patients has beneficial impacts on inflammation and nutritional status including reduced muscle wasting.  (21)

J Psychiatr Res Apr 2016Results: The findings suggest that 6-month intervention with Omega-3s may be a valuable add-on therapy able to decrease the intensity of symptoms and improve the level of functioning in schizophrenia patients. (22). And Bipolar Disorder. (22.1)

If you would like improved mental health and mental processing, a safe and effective anti-inflammatory, a whole food that improves hormonal health, and just generally leads to better health and more graceful aging, we have the “top of the line” in our Online Farmacy!

 

Fenugreek Seed

Fenugreek: Scientific Evidence

Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) are considered the highest form of scientific evidence.  A group of people with the same condition are divided into two groups, and randomly assigned to receive the medicine, ie Fenugreek, or a placebo.  Neither the patient nor the doctors know which group they are in until the results are assessed.

The following are RCTs in the National Library of Medicine listed when you search “Fenugreek Randomized Clinical Trial.”

Cochrane Database Syst Rev May 2020Conclusion:  The trials performed on humans are not of sufficient quality to say with scientific certainty, but Fenugreek has been used for 3000 years to increase a mothers milk supply. (1). And it’s 100% safe to try! (1.1)

Phytother Res Sep 2020Conclusion: Pooled data of clinical trials indicated a significant impact of fenugreek supplementation on lowering Total Cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and Triglycerides and increasing the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level compared with the control group. (2) (2.1). It also increases insulin in Diabetics so you need less medication.  (2.2)

Fenugreek also lowered HgbA1c, the current measure of diabetes (>6.5) and metabolic syndrome (5.7-6.4) somewhat better than a prescription pharmaceutical.  Fenugreek lowered this number .5, and the prescription medicine lowered it .35.  Another study found it also increases insulin sensitivity which is the core problem in diabetes! (2.3)

Fenugreek works with Type 1 Diabetes too! (2.4)

Complement Ther Med Mar 2020.  Results: Compared to the control group, Fenugreek Seed consumption resulted in a significant decrease in fasting plasma glucose, as well as a significant change in serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (Liver Enzymes), systolic blood pressure (SBP) (p = 0.001), and a significant increase in creatinine (Cr) (p = 0.001) and decrease in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (Kidney Function) in the control group.  (3). The doctors in Iran already knew that in 2014. (3.1)

Fenugreek lowered blood sugar and improved Liver and Kidney function.

Phytotherapy Res Mar 2020Results:  Fenugreek effectively reduced appetite in patients with obesity and/or metabolic syndrome. (4)

J Complement Integr Med Feb 2019:  It can be used topically, on surgical wounds…Results: The pain score was significantly reduced in Fenugreek group in comparison with the placebo group.  Morphine consumption and diclofenc (pain med) suppository demand were significantly decreased in Fenugreek group.  (5)

Climacteric Sep 2018Results: Fenugreek significantly improved sexual function in menopausal women.  (6). And significantly reduced hot flashes. (6.1). It increases estrogen levels 120% on average. (6.2)

Fenugreek Plant

Mol Food Nutr Res Jun 2017.  Fenugreek is considered as one of the oldest medicinal plants and its health-promoting effects have been cited in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.  Extensive preclinical and clinical research have outlined the pharmaceutical uses of fenugreek as antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antiobesity, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, galactogogue (milk production) and for miscellaneous pharmacological effects, including improving women’s health. (7)

Aging Male Jun 2016Results:  There was a significant decrease in Aging Male Symptoms score over time and between the Fenugreek and placebo groups. Sexual function improved, including number of morning erections and frequency of sexual activity. Both total serum testosterone and free testosterone increased compared to placebo after 12 weeks of active treatment. Fenugreek seed extract is a safe and effective treatment for reducing symptoms of possible androgen deficiency, improves sexual function and increases serum testosterone in healthy middle-aged and older men.  (8). Fenugreek also increased quality of life and sexual health measures in healthy males. (8.1)

Int J Med Sci Oct 2015Results: Fenugreek caused significant decrease in both ovarian volume and the number of ovarian cysts in women with poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  (9)

Euro J Nutr Oct 2016Conclusions: These results suggest that replacing 10 % of refined wheat flour with fenugreek seed powder significantly reduces the glycemic response and the GI of buns and flatbreads. Thus, fenugreek powder may be a useful functional ingredient to reduce postprandial glycemia. (10)

You can also take True Blood Sugar Control, which contains Fenugreek, when you are about to “carb-out!”

Phytotherapy Res Aug 2015.  The results indicate that this extract of Fenugreek is a useful treatment for increasing sexual arousal and desire in women. (11)

Phytother Res Feb 2014Results: Fenugreek and L-Dopa significantly decreased symptom progression in Parkinson’s disease vs L-Dopa and a placebo.  The fenugreek group had almost zero symptom progression while the L-Dopa alone increased symptoms by 13.36% over 6 months.  (12)

It should be criminal for a doctor to neglect published research and not use this with their Parkinson’s patients.  Or at least advise it’s use from a trusted source.  Like a Functional Medicine doctor!

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Tribulus – Puncture Vine

Tribulus: Scientific Evidence

Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) are considered the highest form of scientific evidence.  A group of people with the same condition are divided into two groups, and randomly assigned to receive the medicine, ie Tribulus, or a placebo.  Neither the patient nor the doctors know which group they are in until the results are assessed.

The following are RCTs in the National Library of Medicine listed when you search “Tribulus Randomized Clinical Trial.”

Urologia May 2019Results: In sum, this study replicates the findings of previous reports about the robust effect of this herbal medicine in elevating the testosterone level and improving the sexual function of patients who suffered from erectile dysfunction with partial androgen deficiency. (1) (1a)  Tribulus also helps last longer. (1b). More Dr’s noticed the positive effect in men. (1c). Including prostate improvement. (1d)

J Obstetric Gynecol Nov 2018Results:  This study showed that the therapeutic effect of Tribulus, Myrtle, Tamarind, and Fennel on bacterial vaginosis is similar to metronidazole, an antibiotic. (2)

Gynecol Endocrinol May 2018Results:  Female Patients treated with Tribulus terrestris experienced significant improvement in “sexual desire”, “sexual arousal”, “lubrication”, “orgasm”, and “satisfaction.” (3). More Drs noticed the same. (3a). And still more. (3b). And still more.  (3c)

That was with their husband, so that is significant.  Calm Feminine Vitality is a husbands dream come true.

Phytother Res Sep 2017.  Results: At 3 months, women with PCOS receiving Tribulus, Licorice root, Cinnamon, Peony, and St. John’s Wort recorded a reduction in oligomenorrhoea of 32.9% (missing periods) compared with controls.  Other significant improvements were found for body mass index; insulin and luteinizing hormone; blood pressure; quality of life; depression, anxiety and stress; and pregnancy rates.  This trial provides evidence of improved effectiveness and safety for lifestyle intervention when combined with herbal medicines in women with PCOS. (4)

Urologia Apr 2017Results: Sperm concentration and progressive motility improved after treatment with Tribulus. (5)

J Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Oct 2017.  Results: Tribulus terrestris showed a significant blood glucose-lowering effect in diabetic women compared to placebo. Also, the total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein of T terrestris group was significantly reduced compared with placebo.  (6)

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