Awesome Foursome Flu Prevention

Awesome Foursome Flu Prevention

The best multivitamin multimineral for overall immune system health

 

Dr. Burgsteiner’s Complete Thymic Formula is one of the best preventive multi-vitamin/ multi-mineral because its unique patented delivery system ensures everything is absorbed and utilized. Let alone it contains thymic gland fractions with the thymic gland being one of our immune systems sergeant at arms.

Call Logos directly at 1-800-556-5530 and Jill will at some point get back with you

The French made Vitamin C–so powerful all you need is 3 drops once daily or for some twice daily. This product is imported and has to come through me.  One 50ml bottle-(1000 drops) will cost $45-

K2 D3 5000: Vitamin D imperative to ward off the Flu. The raw materials for this particular Vitamin D originate from Gnosis Italia and as such the quality is incomparable.Vitamin without Vitamin K  is useless.

The 201/2018 Flu Nosode used as follows.This product also must come through my office. The cost is approximately $18-+ shipping

Flu Nosode 2018-2019

The WHO recommends the following for the Northern Hemisphere’s quadrivalent (four-strain) vaccines:

  • For H1N1, an A/Michigan/45/2015-like virus
  • For H3N2, an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016-like virus
  • For B Victoria, a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus
  • For B Yamagata, a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

As a Preventative:

  • 10-15 drops once weekly or monthly

After Exposure: ( you don’t have the flu but have been around someone who did)

  • 10-15 drops 1-3 x daily

Acute Dosing–( you have the flu)

  • 10-15 drops every 15 minutes up to 3 hours

Once Symptoms Improve ( mild  to moderate dosage)

  • 10-15 drops every hour up to 8 hours

NOTE: 2100 drops per bottle.  A good rule of thumb is on the same day of the week, let’s say Sunday, do the preventative dosing–to ensure you won’t get the flu to begin with.

NOTE: Contact me for the Flu Nosode,Vitamin C & Vitamin D

NOTE: Contact Jill directly for the Complete Thymic Formula (1-800-556-5530)

To your health,
Dr. Philip Princetta
www.drprincetta.com
(619)231-1778

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!

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After Fast

After Visit Suggestions

Organic Bone Broth (Whole Foods)

  • 1 cup broth heated gently
  • 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

AM

  • (2) Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • !/4 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • !/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • !0 Ounces Water

PM

  • Muddled Strawberries/Raspberries-(Low Glycemic Load)
  • Juice of a Whole Lime
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 8 ounces Water

 

Dessert:

  1. Core and Organic Apple-Sprinkle Celtic Sea Salt
  2. Frozen Unsweetened Almond Milk w 2 Frozen Bananas in Vita Mix
  3. Can many healthy desserts using the Vita-Mix

INTERMITTENT FASTING!!!!!!!!

#77 Detoxificant-Hydrated Bentonite Clay

Our Detoxificant is a natural and powerful detoxificant derived from bentonite, a mineral-rich volcanic clay.* For centuries, native tribes around the world have recognized the health benefiting properties of bentonite clay. We use a special process to refine the raw bentonite clay to remove mica, dirt and other impurities, in order to concentrate the active detoxifying ingredient, montmorillonite (“mont-mor-ill-o-nite”).* This procedure places montmorillonite into a colloidal suspension and retains its innate negative charge. These properties allow the powerful adsorption (physical binding) of positively charged substances.* (Most metabolic, environmental, and chemical wastes are positively charged.) Montmorillonite possesses the ability to adsorb about 40 times its own weight in positively charged substances present in the alimentary canal.* Because montomorillonite has such strong adsorptive properties and is not digested, it tightly binds toxic material to be excreted.*

History of Use

Bentonite is not a new product. Primitive tribes of various continents have been using volcanic ash for centuries to promote their health.* Primitives used to carry with them a ball of bentonite clay, which they would mix with water. They would dip their food into it before eating to prevent upset stomach.* Liquid bentonite was used for centuries in China for summer for occasional diarrhea.* In 1712, Father Deutrecolle, a Jesuit Missionary, described the clay works in China and mentioned that the clay (bentonite) was used for occasional diarrhea.* For over 60 years, we have made this ancient secret available for modern man. Imagine, a natural clay that can support immune function and detoxify your body – without side effects!*

What is Bentonite?

Bentonite is a natural clay mineral formed in the extreme heat and pressure of a volcano. In ages past, it was blown into the sky by volcanic action, and sifted down to earth to help impregnate the soil with its 25 – 35 trace minerals. Sometimes it accumulates in layers or veins from which it is presently mined. Although bentonite contains a rich amount of minerals, there is no evidence that we can absorb any of its mineral content. Anyone who tries to sell the product on the basis of the minerals in it is only guessing.

Many products on the market use bentonite in a raw and unprocessed form. However, our bentonite is different. In making our Detoxificant we start with the highest quality bentonite (U.S.P. Grade), and mix it with purified demineralized water. During our exclusive and secret process, the mica and impurities are removed, and the purified montmorillonite is put into a liquid colloidal-gel state. The product is sterilized and subjected to independent laboratory analysis for heavy metals and microbiology, ensuring a substance suitable for internal use and detoxification. It works better simply because it is better.

Bentonite should never be packaged in plastic. Because of its extreme drawing properties, bentonite can leach petrochemicals from plastic bottles. That is why Springreen only packages #77 Detoxificant in inert glass bottles.

The Expert’s Opinion

Dr. Robert T. Martin is a mineralogist and one of America´s outstanding authorities on bentonite. According to his research, its action is due to five characteristics:

  1. It has a large and varied mineral content.
  2. It has a negative electrical attraction for positively charged particles. In the human body, various toxic poisons are positively charged.
  3. Seen under a high power microscope, bentonite is composed of extremely minute rectangular particles in the shape of a credit card. The wide surfaces are negatively charged and the edges are positively charged. Therefore, its adsorptive power is many thousand times more negative than positive.
  4. The very minuteness of its particles gives it a large surface area in proportion to the volume used, enabling it to pick up many times its own weight in positively charged particles.
  5. To obtain maximum effectiveness in the human body, it should be put in a liquid colloidal-gel state. This is why we do not keep it as powder or put it into a tablet form to save shipping costs.

Dr. Martin stated that one gram (1/28 ounce) of our product has a surface area of 800 sq. meters. This is 40 times that of its commercial competitors. The larger the surface area, the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles (toxins). An edition of the Dispensatory of the United States of America states:

“In aqueous suspension, the individual particles of bentonite are negatively charged, this resulting in a strong attraction for positively charged particles and being responsible for the ability of bentonite to clarify such liquid as contain positively charged particles of suspended matter.”

Since bentonite has such strong adsorptive powers, its consumption could theoretically render unavailable some nutrients, as certain vitamins, by adsorbing them from the alimentary canal. However, independent experiments designed to find out how much such adsorption might adversely affect the growth and health of experimental animals indicated no ill effects when the intake of bentonite was 25% of the total diet. (Reference: Annals of the N.Y. Academy of Science, Vol. 57, page 678). Our product is mostly water, with only a small proportion of bentonite. In order for the bentonite in our product to reach a toxic level (i.e., 50% of the total diet) it would be necessary to consume a 3-year supply each day for an extended period of time.

Montmorillonite is classified as a hydrated aluminum silicate. But, it is very different from the aluminum used in cooking utensils, deodorants and other preparations. The aluminum molecule is integral to the structure of montmorillonite, and cannot be removed by normal digestive processes.

A perfect accompaniment to #77 Detoxificant is our #79 Intestinal Cleanser. Mixed together in juice, this Cleansing Drink offers the scrubbing and roughage benefits from soluble and insoluble fiber from psyllium, and the detoxification properties of bentonite.

This product is a key component included in our 7 Day Cleansing Program kit

Recommended Dosage: For average adults, take 1 tablespoon. For others, take 1 teaspoon for each 50 lbs. body weight.

Directions: Take 2 doses per day. The first one in warm water upon rising in the morning; the other undiluted at time of evening meal. It is important to drink plenty of water between meals to assist in elimination. It can also be taken in conjunction with #79 Intestinal Cleanser in juice or water. May be taken as long as desired.

Literature: “The Value of Bentonite for Diarrhea,” “Hydrated Bentonite,” “Our Bentonite Products,” and “Addressing the Aluminum Issue in Detoxificant

Our DETOXIFICANT product is offered only as a nutritional adjunct insofar as it has a cleansing action, and not for any disease, ailment or other specific condition of ill-health. Nothing stated above shall be construed as a claim or representation that such product constitutes a cure, palliative or ameliorative for any such disease, ailment or condition.

Our #77 Detoxificant is liquid packaged in a one quart, recyclable amber glass bottle that ensures potency and freshness.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Breast Cancer Info & Links

I have so much to say regarding Iodine and Breast I thought I would send yet another e-mail to emphasize the importance of preventing breast cancer at all cost. This e-mail has just one attachment and five excellent links

As most of you already know I do all I can help my females understand Breast Cancer which includes shoving Iodine down their throats as well as strongly recommending  the Breast Study Saliva Test for Hormones every 2-3 years.  Iodine decreases the ability of estrogen to adhere to estrogen receptors in the breast

Theoretically we all should get our nutrients from food.  Seaweeds have the highest Iodine content but unlike the Japanese, American do not eat seaweeds such as Nori, Wakame, Kombu or Dulse. I am attaching a list of foods high in Iodine to this e-mail

Because you cannot depend on diet alone to provide Iodine, I use two of the best products available.

1. Edgar Cayce Detoxified Iodine:  2-4 drops in water once or twice daily ( many of you already use this)

2. Iodoral 12.5 mg:  1 per day x 3 weeks then 1 tab 3x weekly–decreasing gradually

Additionally, I have been recommending the  Iodine Patch Test and the Betadine Douche (which in and by itself decongests congested breasts), since the beginning of time.

Here is link from Christiane Northrup whom I have known since her days at  Philadelphia Methodist Hospital (now Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital).

Also, here is a list of published articles from Dr. Guy Abraham—the master researcher for Iodine /Breast

Also here is a link to the Iodine Project which is nothing short of spectacular.

Being a proponent of Thermography examination of the breast, here is an article about

The Hidden Dangers’ of Mammograms Every Woman Should Know About”

Please do me a huge favor by passing on this information to everyone you know even though you may think they are not the type to be interested,– you never know…

New Liver/Gallbladder Info.

Throughout the entire 40 years of practice my patients continually hear me say “drain the liver/ clear the gallbladder”  This piece from New Human not only speaks to one of the best products for this BUT adds excellent educational material on both these organs. I really want you to understand the importance of these two organs.

Ultra GL is guaranteed to be the most potent Gallbladder/Liver conditioner and detoxifier available in the world. Ultra GL is especially useful for conditions where the liver gets stressed due to the toxicity of certain chemicals. Ultra GL also assists in normal functioning liver cells in that it has antioxidant properties that support liver cell integrity as well as assists in preserving existing liver strength when dealing with many overwhelming challenges. We must keep in mind; the liver is the largest internal organ and it is important the liver is functioning on a normal level when it is responsible for performing more than 500 different functions. Various nutrients are required in order for the liver detoxification to be carried out successfully. An adequate supply of key antioxidants is essential to prevent further liver damage. Milk thistle, vitamin C, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin E, and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) are all powerful antioxidants which are helpful in liver detoxification. Amino acids such as, SAM-E, Arginine HCL, and many others play an important role in liver health. The B vitamins, including riboflavin and niacin, also aid in liver detoxification. Ultra GL contains these and much more in its “Multi-Dimensional” form guaranteeing it to be the most potent formula available on the market today!

Benefits:

  • Glucose Regulation
  • Immune System Health
  • Enzyme Production And Storage (Improved Digestion)
  • Glycogen Production And Storage
  • Improved Filtration (For Nutrients and Your Blood)
  • Increased Energy Levels

Symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Malaise
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Itching
  • Yellow Coloring Of The Skin Or Eyes
  • Pain In The Top Right Of The Stomach
  • Dark Urine

Importance of The Gallbladder

Another important part of our body is the gallbladder. We have to recognize that the gallbladder detox system is closely related to our liver. It is a small pear-shaped sac that is on the lower side of the liver. Its main function is storing and concentrating bile. So what does bile do? It is made by the liver and used in the small intestine. It helps to emulsify fats, lubricate the intestines, and made our stool a brownish color. Water and minerals are absorbed from the bile and so it becomes darker in color. The preferable color of bile is walnut brown and therefore, stool should not be too light in color which indicates the lack of bile in our body. Toxins are eliminated by the liver and passed through the bile. Then it is concentrated within the gallbladder where the toxins entrapped in the bile are later excreted from the body through the stool. Therefore, the gallbladder’s importance is very much correlated with the function of the liver in its cleansing of toxins. However, the gallbladder detox system can be congested if we do not maintain proper diet or keep it healthy. Firstly, we have to know that the gallbladder has always been an easy target for the development of gallstones. With this in mind we have formulated Ultra GL to detoxify both the liver and the Gallbladder on “Multi-Dimensional” levels for maximized healing on every level possible.

JUST WHAT DOES THE LIVER DO?

The liver is considered by most naturopathic doctors to be the definitive organ in the human body that, based on its health and overall functioning, determines how healthy a person FEELS. This connection between the health of the liver and a person’s general feeling of well-being is why so many naturopathic doctors usually begin a diagnosis of a patient with liver testing. Located just under the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen, the liver is the largest and one of the most important organs in the human body. It performs hundreds of tasks in every minute of everyday, more than any other organ, including the brain. It is constantly filtering, detoxifying, synthesizing, and processing a wide variety of physiological substances. Without a healthy, well-functioning liver, it is easy to become overly-toxic, which can lead to chronic fatigue, a general feeling of sickness and often times depression. The liver is so vital of an organ that a human being cannot survive more than 24 hours without its proper functioning. The liver is involved in all of the most critical systems in the body, including the nervous, immune, endocrine, digestive and circulatory systems and any weakness or debility in the liver impacts every other organ system. In addition to its endless detoxification work, the liver is also the main organ that produces energy to our bodies. It does so by regulating carbohydrate and protein metabolism, hormonal activity, fat burning, and blood sugar. Because of the liver’s role in your body’s metabolism, flushing it out periodically, not only helps you feel much healthier but it also makes it easier for you to maintain an optimal weight.

NOTE: :Recommendations are 1 teaspoon 1-2 x daily allowing one 8 ounce bottle to last anywhere from 24-48 days. My professional opinion–, this is a life saving product worth looking into.

There are two additional Gallbladder posts on this website

Gallbladder Flush

Gallbladder

 

Cholesterol Buzz

To a great degree, the battle of dietary recommendations for cholesterol and other fats have hinged on the belief that serum cholesterol levels are a direct predictor of cardiovascular disease. Despite the broad awareness and even larger acceptance of this theory, science still struggles to authenticate this claim. Dietary cholesterol and saturated fats do, indeed, influence serum cholesterol levels, but is that truly a good predictor of cardiovascular risk? If history has any say in the matter, decades of fat-free marketing, food products, and diet plans haven’t seemed to curtail the mortality rate, and cardiovascular disease still remains the number one cause of death in this country. Dietary guidelines continue to push for an increase in omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in place of saturated fats, but again, this advice is rooted in the so-called improvement in serum cholesterol ratios, resulting from this shift in dietary fat, even in the absence of cardiovascular improvements. We have even explored the effects of replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates on cardiovascular risk factors, and not surprisingly, that has not yielded positive results either. In fact, replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates has worsened cardiovascular risks by increasing small, dense low-density lipoprotein particles, which are more indicative of cardiovascular events than large LDL particles, which are produced by dietary saturated fats.Slowly, studies are emerging with fresh ideas pointing to oxidative stress, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction – not hyperlipidemia – as major risk factors in cardiovascular disease. These same factors are associated with insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes, making an obvious connection between the epidemic of deranged blood sugar levels and cardiovascular dysfunction – a.k.a. the phenomenon of metabolic syndrome. So why doesn’t the mainstream mindset focus on restricting inflammatory foods and processed foodstuffs that increase oxidative stress, in favor of antioxidant-rich produce and fiber-filled legumes? Why has the focus persistently been upon cholesterol?

As alternative health care practitioners already know, it is high time that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stop demonizing eggs and begin targeting some of the commodity crops for the cardiovascular mortality rates in this country. When 1032 participants were studied for 5 years in the prospective, population-based Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, it was found that “egg or cholesterol intakes were not associated with increased CAD risk, even in ApoE4 carriers (i.e., in highly susceptible individuals)” and yet, recommendations to limit these items have been central to American dietary guidelines for decades. At the same time, evidence points to dietary sugars as being a more influential factor on cardiometabolic risks, independent of obesity. The OmniCarb study, one of the largest studies “to test effects of high- versus low-GI diets in the context of moderate- and low-CHO diets” showed that higher total carbohydrate consumption, rather than glycemic index, contributed more negatively to cardiovascular risks. In an era and nation where carbohydrate and sugar consumption has extended beyond the ceiling level, why isn’t the focus shifting to these food groups? Studies on the effects of carbohydrates on cardiovascular disease have been strangely stifled, but to the keen observer, this should not come as a surprise. After all, grains and sugar are commodity foodstuffs heavily subsidized by the government, so who would fund studies that would link these foodstuffs to America’s top cause of mortality?

While we can be thankful that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has finally taken the long overdue step of acknowledging that cholesterol and eggs are not a health trap, and changing dietary guidelines accordingly, it will take years to remove long held beliefs regarding cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, the next time a patient proudly exclaims that their doctor has given them a “clean bill of health” based on a standard lipid profile, a prime opportunity stands waiting for you to re-educate, one patient at a time.

Elder Malnourishment

Are Our Elders Getting Enough Protein?

elderly protein.jpgIn health and nutrition news for the lay public, fats and carbohydrates garner the lion’s share of attention. The second half of the 20th Century saw a nearly across-the-board demonization of all fats, and then a shifting of the focus specifically to saturated fats. In the new millennium, the pendulum has begun to swing toward carbohydrates, with a menacing finger now pointing toward highly refined and processed sugars and grains as being causative agents in type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. The macronutrient that seems to fly under the radar is protein. This is a shame, because adequate protein is critical for good health, and the general public is largely unaware of and greatly underappreciates the numerous beneficial roles of protein. Consuming adequate protein is especially important for older people, many of whom are likely to be dramatically under-consuming it.

Red meat has long been the whipping boy of mainstream nutrition and dietetics, despite it being loaded with micronutrients, some of which are difficult or downright impossible to obtain from plant foods. The long-term demonization of red meat and perhaps even the generally accepted—if erroneous—bias toward “plant-based” diets as being the most healthful have perhaps led some people to dramatically decrease their intake of animal proteins. There is also a great deal of misinformation regarding the effects of protein intake on bone health and kidney function. It is not accurate that an increase in dietary acid load from increased protein leads to a reduction in bone mineral density via alkalinizing calcium being leached from the bones in order to maintain a healthy blood pH. It’s true that increasing protein intake tends to result in increased urinary calcium excretion, but this is coupled with an increased calcium absorption as well, with no adverse effects measured in bone health. In fact, diets low in protein are associated with reduced bone density and increased rates of bone loss. (Let’s keep in mind that aside from the calcium hydroxyapatite mineral matrix, bones are largely made up of protein.) In a trial that compared the effects of low, medium, and high protein diets on markers of bone health, “the highest protein diet resulted in hypercalciuria with no change in serum parathyroid hormone,” while the low protein diet induced secondary hyperparathyroidism within just four days. Researchers attributed this outcome of the low protein diet to a reduction in intestinal calcium absorption.

As for kidney health, individuals with pre-existing kidney damage might have to be careful, but in otherwise healthy individuals, higher protein intakes have not been shown to induce renal dysfunction. Higher protein diets—whether the protein is animal or plant-sourced—are associated with benefits for cardiometabolic health, reduced adiposity, and show no apparent adverse effects on kidney function. Moreover, considering that the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences has written that the acceptable range of protein intake as a percentage of total calories for adults is 10-35%, and the vast majority of older people are not consuming anywhere near a 35% protein diet, it is unlikely that anyone runs the risk of consuming “too much” protein. If anything, government recommendations for protein intake are inadequate to meet the needs of older people.

With sarcopenia and dynapenia playing a significant role in declining health, mobility, and independence in one’s golden years, building and maintaining muscle mass is a crucial aspect of healthy aging. The current U.S. guidelines for protein intake for adults—0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day—were shown to have adverse effects on nitrogen balance in healthy, ambulatory subjects ages 55-77, so imagine the effects in those who are already frail and infirm, or who are not even meeting that relatively low recommendation for protein intake. One study suggests that a daily protein intake of 1.0-1.25 grams per kilogram of body weight—one and a half times as much—is a more reasonable target for the elderly, and another suggests 1.0-1.3 grams per kilogram in order to maintain nitrogen balance. This is likely far more protein than the average older person is eating, particularly if they live alone.

Older individuals who live by themselves are more likely to pour themselves a bowl of cereal for dinner, or boil some noodles, rather than go to the bother of grilling a steak or baking a pork chop. Moreover, many older people have trouble chewing tough cuts of meat, which makes soft foods—rice, mashed potatoes, oatmeal (all high in carbohydrate)—even more appealing. And of course, digestive fire tends to decline with age, so there are multiple obstacles to older people increasing quality protein intake. But these are not insurmountable obstacles. For example, tough cuts of meat can be made fork-tender in a slow cooker, and these include cuts that are rich in collagen and connective tissue—such as oxtails and beef or lamb shanks—which may be particularly beneficial for people with joint pain and degeneration. People who have difficulty chewing can enjoy ground beef, lamb, pork, or turkey, loose sausage, meat loaf, and other protein preparations that are easier on the teeth. There’s also cottage cheese and yogurt for those who do well with dairy, and for those who can tolerate the higher carbohydrates, beans are a good choice for a high-protein food that’s easy to chew.

Bottom line: older individuals who are likely to be skimping on protein may be the people who need protein the most. Higher protein intakes are associated with reduced frailty in older people, and some researchers suggest that the minimum daily protein intake for adults age 65 and over should be raised to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight.

The controversies surrounding dietary fats and carbohydrates are not without meaning, but we seem to ignore the critical role of protein to our detriment

Biofilms & Silver

Here is another piece on Biofilms.  In this piece, Silver is mentioned as one of the most effective ways to prevent drug resistance due to biofilms as most of my patients know, I have used and recommended MSP Mild Silver Protein for decades.  This is not Colloidal, it is silver protein.  500 ppm (parts per million) makes it very accessible to penetrate cell membranes.  You will also read about Japanese Knotweed which I also use in Resveratrol. No better Resveratrol than that which originates from Knotweed.

Biofilms and Resistance

When deliberating the causes of drug resistance, the finger could be pointed at numerous roots: indiscriminate overuse of antibiotics, modern food animal production, or the global presence of antibiotic residues in the environment. In some cases such as B. burdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, the bacteria eludes treatments by assuming various forms and habitations. However, one previously unknown root that is now coming to full light is microbial biofilms. Biofilms are an adhesive matrix of polysaccharides, protein and DNA, self-produced by a colony of microbes, as a type of insulation against both foreign and native defenses. The biofilm is extraordinarily resistant to antimicrobial agents and phagocytosis. It provides a safe haven for gene transfer, microbial replication, efficient metabolism and the persistence of chronic infection. The presence of biofilms is now being recognized as the causative agent for drug resistance in many chronic infections. The application of biofilm-destroying agents is becoming essential if practitioners intend to fully eliminate certain resistant infections.Silver is a highly effective, ancient antimicrobial never known to provoke resistance nor toxicity. However, modern technology has moved away from the use of traditional silver ions (including colloidal silver) to the more potent silver nanoparticles, which have the ability to fight biofilms in addition to silver’s numerous antimicrobial properties. Silver nanoparticles are extraordinarily small (1 to 100nm), allowing full penetration of microbial cell walls and interaction at the genetic level. One study employed the use of 100μM of silver nanoparticles on P. aeruginosa and S. epidermidis and found a 95 to 98 percent decrease in biofilm production, after only 2 hours of treatment. When applied to other drug-resistant microbes, including MRSA, silver nanoparticles inhibited biofilm production with the same efficacy. Silver nanoparticles are multifaceted antimicrobial agents whose depth of action exceeds others in its class, while promising no resistance.

Proteolytic enzymes offer another method for destroying biofilms. Proteolytic enzymes act as fibrolytic agents and functionally dissolve the fibrous matrix of biofilms. This allows traditional antimicrobial agents access to the microbes within. Therefore, proteolytic enzymes are used synergistically with antimicrobial agents and enhance their effect. Two common proteolytic enzymes are nattokinase and serrapeptase. Nattokinase disassembles amyloid-like fibers of the biofilm matrix. The specific actions of serrapeptase are not so clear, but its effectiveness in dissolving biofilms is quite clear. In one study, serrapeptidase was able to eradicate more biofilm-forming S. epidermidis, due to its action against the biofilm, compared to antibiotic therapy alone. Proteolytic enzymes such as nattokinase and serrapeptase are ideal choices for pairing with antibiotics and/or antimicrobials to ensure biofilms are destroyed and treatment is effective.

Many plant extracts have shown anti-biofilm activity. Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is one extract well regarded for its anti-biofilm activity and employed in the management of oral biofilms and those produced by B. burdorferi, leading to chronic Lyme disease. The management of acne vulgaris is becoming increasingly complex since long-term tetracycline use has fostered biofilm formation and antibiotic resistant P. acnes. However, Japanese knotweed was shown to inhibit P. acnes biofilm production by 99.2 percent, improving treatment outcome significantly. Japanese knotweed owes its powerful anti-biofilm actions to its rich supply of resveratrol, a compound often associated with red wine, but abundant in many plant extracts. Resveratrol, from red wine, was also found to significantly inhibit the biofilm of Staphylococcus aureus, strengthening the argument for its use in the management of common antibiotic resistant infections.

Metal nanoparticles, enzyme therapy and botanicals represent the diversity that exists among agents that fight biofilms. As the need for these agents grows, this diversity may prove to be a true lifesaver as the threat of drug resistance and chronic infection looms over the horizon and warns of its potential consequences.

For additional information or to place an order for Mild Silver Protein or the Japanese Knotweed, call me at 619-231-1778 or e-mail drp@drprincetta.com

Grapefruit Seed Sinus +++

Add 4 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to 8 ounces of warm water. Allow the salt to dissolve in the water. Use the solution to irrigate the nasal cavities using a Neti pot or nasal spray bottle.

I use pharmaceutical grade–but the  product  in the picture will work just fine and is available at all stores such as Sprouts, Whole Foods, etc.

Here are some other uses for GSE.  I have used it since I began practice, let it go and now after studying with the French who use GSE extensively, I am bringing it back.

INTERNAL USE OF GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT:

Note: Never use the Grapefruit Seed Extract Concentrate at full strength, as it may cause irritation
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Orally – Suggested Use: Use the GSE Mouthwash or 5 to 15 drops of concentrate mixed in 5 ounces of water or juice, 2 to 5 times daily, with or without meals. (Or, take one-two NutriBiotic Capsules Plus® or one-two NutriBiotic® tablets 1 to 5 times daily). Children(under 10 years): 1 to 6 drops mixed in 5 ounces juice, 2 to 3 times daily. Do not use full strength in mouth.

Dental Rinse For Healthy Gums and Fresh Breath: Use the GSE Mouthwash or stir 3 drops of NutriBiotic into 2 oz. or more of water. Vigorously swish a small amount of the water for 10 seconds or more, 1 to 2 times daily. Also works as an additive for Waterpik® type units. Add 3 to 4 drops to the water reservoir. Always dilute.

Throat Gargle: Use the GSE Mouthwash or stir 3 drops of NutriBiotic into a small(3 ounces or so) glass of water. Gargle several times. Use as often as needed. Always dilute.

Ear Rinse: Use the GSE Ear Drops or thoroughly mix 4 to 10 drops of NutriBiotic into one ounce of glycerin or alcohol. Apply 1 to 2 drops of this solution in affected ear 1 to 2 times daily. Use as often as needed. Do not use full strength in ears.

Nasal rinse: Use the GSE Nasal Spray or Mix 1 drop NutriBiotic with 2 ounces of water. With your head tilted back, fill each nostril with a full eye-dropper of the mixed solution. Swing head forward and down(head is now upside down) to force the solution up into nasal passages. Return head to the normal upright position and allow nasal passages to drain. Do not inhale through the nose during this process. Always dilute.

Vaginal Rinse: – Mix 5 to 10 drops of NutriBiotic in 6 to 8 ounces of water. Douche once daily for one week. Douche more often if desired. Always dilute

EXTERNAL USE OF GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT:

Facial Cleanser: Thoroughly moisten(splash) face with warm or cool water. With hands still wet, apply 2 to 3 drops of NutriBiotic to fingertips and gently massage facial area with circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and pat dry. A tingling sensation may follow. This is an indication of the deep cleansing properties of NutriBiotic. Always dilute.

Skin Rinse: (For minor skin irritations) Dilute NutriBiotic with water(5 to 10 drops/ tablespoon). Apply this solution directly to affected area twice daily. Do not use full strength on skin.

Finger/Toe Nail Treatment: Dilute NutriBiotic with water or alcohol(5 to 10 drops/tablespoon). Apply this solution directly on surface of nail along the cuticle and underneath the front of nail, or soak nails, twice daily, for as long as desired. Do not use full strength on nails.

Scalp treatment: Add 5 to 10 drops of NutriBiotic to each shampooing(mix in hand or on head with shampoo). Massage into scalp and leave on for at least two minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with water. May also be used without shampoo

Lemons + Lemon Slice “Tea”

Lemons, Lemons, Lemons

lemlemons.jpgLemon cultivars can be sweet, sour, and downright pucker-inducing. In the kitchen, they can be used in savory dishes and sweet treats, as well as employed as antibacterial cleaning agents. They’re good for digestion, too. That’s a lot of work packed into these little yellow fruits!

Like other citrus fruits, lemons are high in vitamin C, and they also contain small amounts of potassium, folate, and B6. When consumed along with iron-rich foods, vitamin C may help the body absorb more of this mineral. (A good tip for patients who tend toward iron deficiency anemia. Who wouldn’t want lemon garlic lamb kebabs? Or, for vegetarians, how about fresh squeezed lemon juice on an iron-rich bean salad?)

The acidity of lemons may help aid digestion, and their pectin—a soluble fiber—may help reduce total cholesterol as well as improve bowel health. (It should be noted, however, that lemon juice doesn’t provide fiber. For that, the pulp of the fruit must be consumed. A tall order, perhaps, for people who don’t like the sour taste, but grilling lemons is a way to bring out their sweetness. Preserving lemons in salt or with spices is another way to tone down the tartness and bring out the sweet zing while making the pulp very soft and easy to eat—including the rind!.

What’s the Difference Between Meyer Lemons and Regular Lemons?

Lemons are sometimes promoted as a weight loss aid. While squeezing a bit of fresh lemon juice on a salad or even eating the pulp of a lemon isn’t going to put bariatric physicians out of business, there’s some evidence that lemons may help just a little in the battle of the bulge. Mouse studies indicate that lemon polyphenols suppress body weight gain and body fat accumulation by “increasing peroxisomal beta-oxidation through up-regulation of the mRNA level of acyl-CoA oxidase in the liver and white adipose tissue.” Lemon polyphenols also improved serum levels of insulin, glucose and leptin, which may be of benefit to individuals with insulin resistance and/or metabolic syndrome. Additionally, adding a splash of lemon juice to water may help individuals drink more of it throughout the day, which may translate into slightly greater weight loss, owing to the thermogenic effect of water. (Many patients simply don’t like to drink water, and a little bit of lemon may make it more appealing.)

Other populations that may benefit from increasing lemon fruit and juice intake are those at risk for kidney stones or those with a history of stones. The high content of citric acid in lemons may help increase urine volume (particularly if added to beverages) and raise urine pH, creating an unfavorable environment for stone formation. It also increases urinary citrate excretion, with citrate acting as a natural inhibitor of urinary crystallization. “Achieving therapeutic urinary citrate concentration is one clinical target in the medical management of calcium urolithiasis”—and drinking plenty of lemon juice might be one way to boost urinary citrate levels.

Lemon juice is a powerful antimicrobial agent, which accounts for the use of lemon essential oil in many household cleaning products, particularly those used to clean kitchen counters and cutting boards. Lemon juice has demonstrated antibacterial effects against E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and strains of Salmonella, as well as anti fungal effects against Candida Albicans. Another helpful thing lemons do in the kitchen is keep apples, bananas, pears, and avocados from turning brown when they’re cut prior to adding to a recipe. (Other citrus juice will do this as well, such as orange and lime.)

What’s the Difference Between Meyer Lemons and Regular Lemons?

Here is a great article from David Wolf-

20 Incredible Things Happen When You Add Lemon Water to Your Morning Routine