H1N1 Flu Scare Isn’t OverH1N1 Flu Scare Isn’t Over
•People are upset they can’t get a vaccine
•Local schools are having vaccination days
•A weakened virus is used in nasal vaccines and is contagious for several days afterwards
•The vaccin is not effective or has unknown side effects
•The rate sickness spreads is alarming
•Winter isn’t the only time of year we have problems with illness –Fall, Spring and Summer bring problems as well!
Building Your Immune Defenses
•NSP has a variety of options to build your immune defenses
•Today we’ll talk about two products we haven’t heard a lot about recently:
–High Potency Garlic
Main Parts of the Immune System
–White blood cells, acid and digestive enzyme secretions, the skin and chemical compounds in the blood that attach to foreign organisms and neutralize them.
2.Acquired (natural) Immunity
–It is powerful
–It is what we “build up”
–It is activated by antigens
–It is governed by the body’s lymph system
How Do We Acquire Natural Immunity?
1.We are exposed to trillions of organisms from which we do not get sick.
2.We acquire immunity from exposure to antigens (chemical compounds unique to an invading organism or toxin) from which our bodies build up antibodies.
3.Antibodies give the body memory to protect against toxins previously exposed to.
•Childhood illnesses and even adult exposure to antigens build our immune system and make us more resistant to illness.
•This is especially true when illness is treated with natural means rather than with chemical/synthetic medications.
What Can Hinder Proper Building of Our Immune Defense?
•Fluoride in oral hygiene items
What Can Hinder Proper Building of Our Immune Defense?
•Injected toxins that bypass the natural immune response
•Ingestion of harmful things
•Unnatural and resistant strains of organisms from labs
•Presence of heavy metals
•Neuro-toxic substances such as MSG and mercury
•Low fat/unhealthy fat diets
•Too much exercise -especially for an already unhealthy person
Olive Leaf Extract
•The olive tree lives a very long life and is resistant to viruses, fungi, insects and bacteria
•Olive Leaf contains a chemical called Oleuropein.
People Have Used Olive Leaf Extract for the Following:
•The relief of arthritic inflammation
•Diabetes –reducing the need for insulin
•The elimination of chronic fatigue
•The creation or restoration of abundant energy
•Normalization of heart beat irregularity
•Improvement of blood flow
•Lessening of pain from hemorrhoids
•Attenuation of toothaches
•Antioxidant quenching of free radical pathology
•Obliterations of fungal infections such as mycoticnails, athlete’s foot, jock itch
•Permanent relief from malaria, dengue fever,
other exotic and deadly tropical diseases
•Excellent to take for protection when traveling
•Garlic will strengthen and build the liver
•Contains allicin–gives garlic the “anti-infection” properties
•Has volatile compounds so it can spread rapidly throughout the body
•Useful for hard to reach parts such as the inner ear
Garlic Has Amazing Components Germanium
•Positive effects against radioactivity
•Inhibiting multiplication of abnormal cells
•Activation of natural killer cells and macrophages
•Tumor inhibiting activity
•Increase the body’s ability to absorb calcium
•Improve stamina and endurance
•These are only a few!
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High Potency Garlic
Olive Leaf Extract
With the cold-weather settling in, it is important to keep the immune system in optimal shape. The immune system is a versatile and complex network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to counteract the effects of foreign invaders. However, immune function may decline with age, inadequate nutrition and stress. During the cold and flu season natural alternatives for immune system support help target unwanted invaders.
Olive leaf extract is used to enhance the immune system, and has antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. The active component in olive leaf extract is called oleuropein. Present throughout the olive tree (wood, fruit, leaves, roots and bark), this compound protects the tree form insect and bacterial predators and imparts numerous benefits when taken in supplement form.1,2
For over 2,500 years black elderberry has treated influenza, coughs, and colds.3 Elderberry juice is said to “activate the body’s powers of resistance”,4 enabling the body to keep and restore good health. Elderberry extract is supported by scientific studies in its effects against influenza through a heightened immune system response.5
Goldenseal is a Native American medicinal plant introduced to early settlers by Cherokee Indians who used it as a wash for skin diseases, wounds, and for sore, inflamed eyes. Goldenseal has acquired a considerable reputation as a natural antibiotic and as a remedy for various gastric and genitourinary concerns. The alkaloids hydrastine, berberine, canadine, and canadaline are the principle active constituents in goldenseal. The berberine constituent is most noted for its antimicrobial effects.6
Tea tree oil extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree native to Australia has been used by Australian aborigines for several centuries. Topically, tea tree oil is commonly used for skin and skin surface infections such as acne, athlete's foot, and ringworm.
Pau d’arco has been used since the time of the Incas as a healing plant. The component of pau d’arco that seems to have the most significance is a naphthoquinone derivative known as lapachol, shown in studies to have activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.7
Garlic is rich in a variety of sulfur-containing compounds including allicin and ajoene. While these compounds are responsible for garlic's pungent odor, they are also the source of many of its health-promoting effects. In addition to antifungal benefits, garlic is also reported to have antibacterial, anthelmintic, and antiviral effects.8
A combination of herbs described by Chinese herbalists as having “metal-enhancing” properties includes indigo, bupleurum, scute, and Thlaspi arvense. These herbs create a favorable environment for microbial balance and overall health, support detoxification and promote a healthy respiratory tract.
1. Walker, M. Olive Leaf Extract. New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corp. 1997.
2. Pasquale, A.D.; Monforte, M.T.; Calabro, M.L. “HPLC Analysis of Oleuropein and some
Flavonoids in Leaf and Bud of Olea Europaea L.“ IIFarmaco 1991: 46(6):803-815.
3. Mumcuoglu, M. Sambuco; Black Elderberry Extract, a break through in the treatment of influenza.
Skokie, IL:RSS Publishing, Inc. 1995.
4. Dahlow, M. Healing Plants. Hong Kong:Barron’s Educational Series 1993.
5. Zakay-Rones, Z.; Varsano, N.; Zlotnik, M.; Manor, O.; Regev, L.; Schlesinger, M.; Mumcuoglu, M.
“Inhibition of several strains of Influenza virus in vitro and reduction of symptoms by an elderberry
extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an outbreak of Influenza B Panama.” Journal of Alternative and
Complementary Medicine 1995;1(4):361-369.
6. Amin AH, Subbaiah TV, Abbasi KM. Berberine sulfate: antimicrobial activity, bioassay, and mode of
action. Can J Microbiol 1969;15:1067-76.
7. Foster S, Tyler VE. Tyler's Honest Herbal, 4th ed., Binghamton, NY: Haworth Herbal Press, 1999.
8. Ankri S, Mirelman D. Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic. Microbes Infect 1999;1:125-9.