Natural Ways To Boost Immunity

Need help with natural ways to boost immunity. Read what Naturopath Leanne James suggests

Already the cold and flu season has started with a “hiss and a roar”. While some people choose to have the flu vaccine, for others, prevention is the main focus for them and their family.  In this post, I talk about ways to help to build up immunity – so taking on board the old saying of “prevention is better than cure”

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Don’t get sick this winter! Boost Your Immunity

Firstly you may ask Why is it, that the winter bugs seem to be affecting us more and more these days. Many bugs are becoming stronger and stronger and more resistant to standard treatment.  But as well as this, I believe our lifestyles are one of the main things to blame. A lot of us work in office blocks, under fluro lights and hardly every see the light of day. We all seem to be so busy racing around and many companies have cut down on staff, so the workload put on the individual is often extreme.

Because so many people are under regular stress, they also don’t always eat properly and their immunity is often lower and viruses, coughs and colds can take hold more easily.

So, what can we do to help keep our immunity higher and the winter bugs at bay?

Boost your immune system specifically

If an invader comes into your body, your defense system needs to be ready to respond, no matter what type of virus or bacteria it is.  To do this you could consider these things.

Take an immunity tonic

My 2 favourite products for immune boosting/strengthening are System Well Ultimate Immunity and Astra Forte.

Astraforte comes in both a liquid and in tablets.  It is a deep immune rebuilding tonic that assists in conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, glandular fever, lack of vitality, repetitive cold and flu infections, debilitated immune function, debilitation from chemotherapy, post infection recovery, as a liver tonic for hepatitis and for a bronchial cough.

We also love System Well Ultimate Immunity, the most complete and comprehensive herbal and nutritional formula for immune support. This formula is designed to strengthen the seven different mechanisms of immunity. Each tablet contains herbs well known for its ability to assist the natural healthy function of various body systems. Research has shown that many of these herbs have both direct and indirect benefits to the human immune system.  We have many overseas customers who took System Well while visiting NZ, only to request we ship a bottle or two to them once they returned home, as they could not find anything else that worked as effectively to strengthen their immunity.

If your immune system is weak and its power is low, then an immune stimulant like Echinacea cannot work as effectively. Taking an immune tonic with Astragalus (one of the herbs in Astra Forte) will help to restore immune competency and power, so Echinacea can work again.

If you fail to recover your strength and vitality after an illness such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia, you will know that you have depleted your immune power.

A pre-winter course of Astraforte or System Well will help to keep your immunity higher. We always have a bottle of either one at home, so that if I have been under a lot of extra stress or feel like I’m coming down with something, I take the recommended dosage for a week or 10 days. The difference is very noticeable after a course of Astra Forte or System Well.

The role of probiotics in Immunity

As 70% of your immune system is situated in your intestinal wall, it only makes sense to take a probiotic, to help with immune strengthening. If you have previously taken antibiotics, and did not take a course of probiotics to replenish the beneficial intestinal bacteria, there is a chance your immunity will have already been affected by this.

It is said that for each 1 course of antibiotics taken, it takes around 1 month of supplementing with a probiotic supplement (not just probiotic yoghurt) to replenish the beneficial bacteria depleted from just this 1 course.

A problem though is, that not all probiotic supplements are created equally.  We recommend the Ethical Nutrients family of probiotics.

Inner Health Plus contains medical strength strains of acidophilus & bifidobacterium,  with colostrum & a specially formulated matrix called probioplex.

The Ethical Nutrients range of probiotics

Different strains of probiotics do different things.

The strain of acidophilus “NCFM acidophilus” can survive the passage through the human gastro intestinal tract (bile and acid resistant) to aid in the maintenance of a normal healthy gastro intestinal system and digestive function.  If you have been taking antibiotics, a probiotic can assist in maintaining the balance of good bacteria and is also useful for symptoms of bloating, gas or flatulence. It aids in maintaining a normal healthy immune system.

Ethical Nutrients have also added their immune specific probiotic formula for adults and children – Immune Booster for Adults  which features the clinically trialled probiotic strains Lactobacillus plantarum (HEAL 9) and Lactobacillus paracasei (8700:2). Taken daily, this probiotic can help to boost immune system function and reduce the frequency of colds, severity of colds, the duration of colds and the incidence of acquiring more than one cold episode. Taking Immune Booster for Adults can also reduce the number of sick days, due to a cold.  They also have their immune powder for children – Immune Booster for Kids powder   Featuring a clinically trialled, exclusive blend of the probiotic strains Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM) organisms and Bifidobacterium lactis (Bi-07) organisms, shown that with regular use it may reduce the frequency of symptoms of colds and flu. Reduce the duration of cold and flu symptoms. Reduce the number of days absent from childcare or school due to colds. Reduce the incidence of: Runny noses, Coughs, Boost immune system function.

Colostrum for Immunity

We are lucky here in New Zealand to have high quality dairy products, with colostrum being one of these.  Colostrum is the first secretion produced from the mammary gland, which precedes milk. During the first 24-48 hours following birth, colostrum provides life supporting immune and growth factors (IgG and IgF). These help form the building blocks for healthy development. Colostrum is so important to baby animals that they would die without it.  Colostrum comes in powder, which can be given to children and animals, capsules and also chewable tablets.  We also have the Clinicians Immune support spray. Immune Support is a new generation immune balancer which contains Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRP’s) extracted from colostrum. PRP are a natural component of colostrum that act as immune signalling messengers to help co-ordinate the immune response. Immune support supports recovery from ills and chills and the bodys natural response to allergens.  You can read more about Colostrum here.

Cats Claw and Olive Leaf extract for Immunity

Natures herbs to the rescue! Cats claw and Olive leaf are other good herbs to use at this time of year, to help with immunity and to help ward away virus’s and bacteria.  They are ideal to use at the onset of illness and then carried on for a further week once all symptoms have gone (to ensure you got rid of it properly)

Cats Claw is my #one favourite herb for immunity.  It supports a wide range of health ailments associated with the immune system and digestion, such as gastric ulcers, arthritis, intestinal disorders, certain skin disorders, herpes, candida, chronic fatigue, lupus and tumours. The root of cats claw has been studied extensively to show a significant immuno-stimulant activity.

Olive Leaf extract has been found to boost energy and aid in the treatment of viral, bacteria, yeast and fungal infections. Olive leaf compound has an ability to ‘restrain’ viral infections, by inactivating viruses, preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane.  We have our own Superior Olive Leaf, which contains Olive leaf, as well as the anti viral herb Elderberry and the immunity nutrients Selenium and Zinc.  This is a winner for those with cold and flu symptoms, to help to treat the symptoms and get over them faster.

Multivitamin/mineral formula with antioxidants for better immunity

It is well documented that most of us would benefit from taking a multi vitamin/mineral formula.  When you think that here in New Zealand we have 2 key immunity antioxidants missing in our soils – Zinc and Selenium, it only makes sense to supplement with these, as well as a full assortment of the key nutrients needed for good health.

The main key antioxidant nutrients include Vitamins A, C, E zinc and selenium.  Our own Xcel Health MultiVite takes these nutrients into consideration, as does Ethical Nutrients Super Multi Plus. Alternatively, an antioxidant like Nutralife Enzogenol ACE contains these nutrients, plus you also obtain the benefits of the added Enzogenol – the New Zealand Pine Bark Extract.  You can read more about Enzogenol here.

If you are looking for a “wholefood” multivitamin, then Enzymedica Enzyme Nutrition Multi-Vitamin, 100% whole food nutritional supplement may be the one for you.  This multivitamin has been formulated using enzyme activated nutrients, as part of a whole food matrix. Additional Thera-blend enzymes, enhance utilisation of vitamins, minerals, superfoods and botanicals. The enhanced blend maximizes the ability to increase energy and support immune function while providing daily antioxidant support. Free from gluten, dairy and soy. Suitable for vegetarians.

If you cant swallow a tablet or capsule, but want a multi for the whole family, then consider Clinicians Multivitamin & Mineral Boost Powder.  This comprehensive nutritional powder covers most bases (except for Iron) and comes in a strong citrus Vitamin c base and is sweetened with stevia.  The dosage is adjusted depending on the age and is suitable for the whole family.

Eat well for better Immunity

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Eating a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables is important for immunity

Eating a broad diet, which contains a good variety of fresh fruit &/or veggies – ideally, at least ½ of your daily food intake, is important. These can be eaten as salad vegetables, put into a smoothy or juiced, or lightly cooked in a stir fry or by steaming these.  Many people worry about eating frozen vegetables.
Of course fresh is best, but if you didn’t get to the green grocer to get your fresh supply, then using a New Zealand grown frozen vegetable range is a lot better than missing out on your veggies altogether.  I personally think it is important to buy New Zealand grown produce.  Due to the variation in supply of vegetables, many producers source imported vegetables grown in Australia or China.

Talley’s tell us that they are the only range that is absolutely 100% home grown where Watties tell us that over 90% of vegetables and potatoes used in Watties frozen vegetable products are home grown in NZ. These include: peas, carrots, baby carrots, corn, green & yellow beans, broad beans, and potatoes.

The more brightly coloured the vegetable, the higher the level of antioxidants this contains.  Purple, red and orange are good ones to choose.  You can read more about Antioxidants here.

Fresh air and exercise for better Immunity

Getting outside to get some fresh air every day is vital.  There are so many reasons why this is vital, but if we are talking about Immunity, then getting your daily dose of Vitamin D by exposing your skin to direct sunlight is vital.  It is common to find that those with a lowered immune system also have low vitamin D levels.  Vitamin D is involved with T-cell activation, the killer cells that detect and then kill bacteria and viruses.

Don’t bother asking your GP to test your Vitamin D levels though, as they have been instructed to not offer this “expensive” blood test, but to just treat with Vitamin D if they think levels are low or if it is clinically relevant.  If you are prepared to pay for it, you can request it through your GP, but expect to pay up to $50.  You can read more information on Vitamin D here.

If I am feeling low, stressed or just plain bored, then there is no better medicine for me than going for a walk along the beach and breathing in that fresh sea air, to blow away those cob webs.  If you need motivation, get a walking partner.   There are groups like Meetup which organise walking groups.

If you need some specific advice with regard to winter immunity, don’t hesitate to contact our Naturopathic team, who will be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Author
Leanne James
Naturopath
Founder Ideal Health

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Increase Bone Density

Whether you are a man or woman, the older you get, the more of a consideration the state of your bone density is and especially in those who have had a simple fall and broken a bone way too easily.   To know more about What you can do to increase bone density, read on.

Increase Bone Density

Whether you are of the age where low bone density is an issue or you have had a fall and broken a bone, there are natural options to help speed up your recovery of this and increase your bone density.

So what does Bone Density relate to?

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The picture on the right is what can happen if you don’t increase bone density

Bone Density relates to the structural strength of the complex structure that makes up our bones.

Osteoporosis New Zealand tell us “Our bones are complex living tissue comprised of a thick outer shell (known as the cortex) and a strong inner honeycomb mesh of tiny cross-members (known as the trabeculae)”.

“This structure enables our bones to be strong, lightweight and somewhat flexible. These properties are important because they allow our skeletons to support us while being able to cope with the stresses and strains that we impose upon them in the course of day-to-day life”.

When do we start to lose our Bone Density?

Osteoporosis New Zealand tell us “During the first two decades of life our skeleton grows, reaching what is termed Peak Bone Mass – the point when our bones are at their most dense – in our early 20s. In the middle period of life, a continual process of repair is ongoing which ensures that old worn-out bone is replaced by fresh new bone”.

“In later life – or when specific medical conditions occur in people in their middle years – the balance between old bone being broken down (known as resorption) and new bone being made (known as formation) can be lost”.

“When there is more resorption than formation, the total amount of bone in the skeleton begins to decline and bones become more fragile. This is particularly common for women who have gone through the menopause, because oestrogen plays an important role in maintaining the balancing act of this process known as bone remodelling. For significant numbers of men it should be noted that, after 70 years of age, loss of bone density is also an issue”.

Hip fractures In New Zealand

Osteoporosis is the leading cause of hip fractures in New Zealand, with 4,000 people per year suffering with one.  This is of major concern for the person and their family, as well as the cost to the health system and can lead to premature death, especially due to complications like pneumonia and blood clots.

Factors Leading to Osteoporosis

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Both Men & Women can suffer with Osteoporosis

There are many many factors that lead to a lack of bone density.  These include race, family history of osteoporosis, lifestyle and our diet, natural early menopause, childlessness and removal of the ovaries.  Women who are sedentary, small boned, have a fair complexion and present no known health condition are also at risk.

Heredity has been established as a number one determinant of who will get the disease.  After that, there is one major cause; an inadequate intake of calcium over a period of years.  Other causes are an inability to absorb sufficient calcium through the intestine, calcium-phosphorus imbalance, lack of exercise, steroids and a lack of certain hormones.

Increasing Calcium Absorption

Most New Zealand adults need between 1200-1500mg of calcium each and every day.  This is a huge amount that is often very difficult to consume from your diet alone.  As well as that, it is not as easy as just consuming calcium.  You need specific nutritional co-factors to be available, to help you to absorb the calcium efficiently.  This includes magnesium, boron, phosphorus, and Vitamin D & K (to name a few).

Consuming beverages rich in tannin, around calcium consumption, can prevent you from absorbing the calcium efficiently.  Ideally avoid a cup of tea, herbal tea, green tea, coffee or caffeine containing beverages, milo or other chocolate drinks and also red wine half an hour before a meal and for up to 1 hour after a meal.

Ethical Nutrients Ethical Bone Builder with Vitamin D

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Bone Builder Powder

This exclusive formula contains a readily absorbed form of calcium called microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, which contains a naturally occurring bone growth factor sourced from calf bones.  As well as this, it also contains the bone building nutrients vitamin D, boron and vitamin K. This formula is different from other calcium supplements as it contains microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, a whole bone extract which is highly bioavailable for optimum absorption.

Ethi Cal Bone Builder with Vitamin D powder is a tasty, chocolate flavoured powder that only needs to be taken once a day, making it easy to take. It is also a convenient way of achieving your recommended daily intake of calcium and vitamin D which are needed to maintain bone health.

This also comes in a tablet called Bone Builder with Vitamin D, for those who would prefer a tablet.

What else can you do to increase bone density?

Be pro active with your calcium and overall mineral intake.  If you drink milk, choose products like Anchor Protein + Lite milk, which provides a huge 450mg of calcium per cup (you still need other co-factors to absorb this properly though).   Other calcium rich foods includes almonds, broccoli (needs to be steamed to access the minerals trapped in the cellulose fibre), buckwheat, dairy products, egg yolk, green leafy vegetables, molasses, sardines, soybeans, sesame seeds (in the form of tahini sesame paste) and turnips.

Dramatically increase your Vitamin D levels, as this nutrient is vital for increasing bone density and for calcium absorption.   Vitamin D is found in fish liver oils, butter, egg yolks, milk and sprouted seeds.  Our best Vitamin D supplement is the Natures Sunshine Vitamin D3

Exercise is vital for bone health.  Weight bearing exercises encourages bones to thicken.  So this includes walking, running, aerobics and weight lifting.

Have a bone density test, so you have a base line to compare to each year.  This way, you know where you started and what your bone density is.  You can have a test at www.bonedensity.co.nz

Beer and Alcoholic drinks are our bones worst enemies, because they directly interfere with the absorption of calcium.  Coffee, soft drinks, and nicotine are also not recommended, because they also interfere with absorption.

Author
Leanne James
Naturopath & Founder Ideal Health

Joint Health Supplements

March 31 2017No Commented

Categorized Under: Health product reviews, Natural health supplements

We have had a lot of new joint health supplements join the healthyonline range. Read on to find out more about these

Joint Health Supplements

As I am getting older, I really am not as agile as I used to be and I am noticing a lot more inflammation in my body and especially in my joints.

Joint Health Supplements

We have had a number of highly researched ingredients being marketed by individual health supplement companies and these are the ones I wanted to share with you today.

UC-II -Undenatured Type II Collagen.  Type II collagen is the primary component of cartilage.  Unlike other collagen or joints products, UC-II collagen deactivates collagen-specific T-cells (ie cells that attack collagen) allowing the body to reduce inflammation and rebuild and repair articular cartilage.  This ingredient is found in the product Joint Active with UC-II

 

NEM® Eggshell Membrane.  Studies have shown that the Scientifically researched ingredient NEM may help support joint comfort and flexibility starting from just 10 days after taking it!   NEM is the only eggshell membrane ingredient with multiple published safety and efficacy studies for joint health.  Multiple human studies show fast and continued results for joint comfort and flexibility with a small 500 mg daily dose. You can find NEM in the Joint Health Supplement Joint Care Advanced.

 

Collagen Hydrolysate.  We all know about collagen for its help in keeping us looking more youthful, but more and more companies are now promoting collagen for its benefit in connective tissue regeneration and repair and particularly for repair of cartilage, ligaments and tendons.  The body’s ability to repair supporting connective tissue (bone, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, skin, hair and nails) diminishes in ones mid twenties.  Collagen contains amino acids such as glycine, lysine and proline which are important amino acids and can be used by the body to build connective tissue structures to support the functions of the cells.

Hydrolyzed Collagen is beneficial in replacing the synovial fluids between the joints and secondly, to repair and build cartilage weakened by overuse through impact and stress. Our bodies are made up of 30% collagen of which 70% of these proteins are connective tissue made of collagen.

Cararthron

Univestin™ UP446.  This is not an ingredient, but a proprietary patented combination of 2 herbs Scutellaria baicalensis and Acacia catechu, found in the product Cararthron.  Twice daily Cararthron was evaluated for 12 weeks in a randomized, double blind, active-comparator study against Naproxen (A doctor prescribed anti-inflammatory drug that also comes in the over the counter pharmacy product Sonaflam), in 220 subjects with moderate to severe osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

The conclusion from the initial analysis revealed that Cararthron was as effective in managing the signs and symptoms of Osteo Arthritis of the knee, as Naproxen.  These trends became stronger the longer the subjects continued on the Cararthron.

Curcumin.  We hear about turmeric and its benefits as an anti inflammatory, but the main part of turmeric root that provides these properties is the curcuminoids and particularly curcumin.  In Ayurvedic medicine Turmeric root extract has been used for “all intestinal infections and mucus conditions,” for reducing pathogenic bacteria and for treating dyspepsia.  The digestive stimulant properties are also reflected in Western herbal medicine usage, where turmeric is also used for poor liver function and is recognised to have antimicrobial and carminative (relieve gas) properties.

As an anti inflammatory, Curcumin has helped in conditions such as in allergies, arthritis, asthma, bursitis, connective tissue disorders, Crohns disease, symptoms of gout, inflammatory bowel disease (post operative inflammation), pancreatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, ulcerative colitis & uveitis. You can read more about the benefits of Curcumin here.

We stock Meriva Curcumin which uses a patented Phytosome® technology which enhances the absorption of the curcumins.

The manufacturers of Meriva tell us “The Phytosome® technology helps enhance bioavailability. The technology binds each curcumin molecule with one or more molecules of the nutrient PC (phosphatidylcholine), to make molecular complexes called phytosomes. Curcumin molecules in the Meriva® phytosome complexes are more stable against breakdown, and mix far better into water, so that they are better absorbed when taken orally.

The PC molecules in the phytosomes serve as a “delivery vehicle” or “chaperone” that not only chemically protects the curcumin molecules, but also markedly increases their absorption because PC itself is well absorbed when taken orally.

We stock Meriva in 2 ranges – Radiance Turmeric and Doctors Best Curcumin.

If you have to take anti inflammatories and are looking for an alternative to these, consider any of these Joint Health Supplements.  If you need help with your selection, don’t hesitate to email leanne@healthy.co.nz, who has tried most of these and would be happy to tell you about her first hand experience with these.

Author Leanne James
Naturopath & Founder Ideal Health

Henna Application

March 16 2017No Commented

Categorized Under: Health product reviews, Natural health information

I have never used Henna in my hair before, as I do not have dark coloured hair, however one of our customers kindly documented her investigations for application, as well as her findings and results, after using our Terra Ferma 100% Henna Powder.  Read on to find out what she discovered as the best way for Henna application to dye your hair.

This is what she shared with us, about Henna Application for your hair

Henna Application

Terra Ferma Pure 100% Henna Powder

Here’s the information Leanne,  as it took much reading up and decision making before we went ahead.  We made up the paste a few nights before we needed it.

My hair is below my shoulders & VERY thick and curly/frizzy, so I decided for the first treatment to use 3 x 100g packs to cover it all (and it was the perfect amount).  My friend’s hair is short and not as thick and curly – she used 2 x 100g packs but could have probably done it with 150g.

Gloves all the way through the process!

This is how she mixed the Henna Powder

We mixed the henna with cold water (about 1 cup of water to one pack of henna – I think) and the juice of one lemon (acid) per batch (300g and 200g respectively) to a smooth but thick consistency. You can cover the bowl with cling wrap, but we chose to put the mixture into airtight plastic ziplock bags.  We left these overnight to ‘process’ and then put them in the freezer the next day as we didn’t have time to colour our hair for a few days.  (I believe if you leave it too long the potency then dissipates, so it was about 10-12 hours processing before freezing.)

Remember the gloves!  Oh and Vaseline on the skin on face, ears and neck (but don’t get it in the hair!).

On the day. Ready for the Henna Application

We took the packages required (and left the others in the freezer…we made 2 batches each as we had bought 10 packs) out of the freezer on the morning of our hair marathon.  Once it was defrosted we put it in the fridge.  When ready to start, we stirred up the contents (used a glass bowl) and added a little more water (just a little at a time – didn’t want it runny).

We covered all surfaces in the bathroom – although we were actually not too messy, as the henna dries on the gloves etc, you do get dust.

My hair took an hour to cover and it was hard work…I started by sectioning it into 3 lots from front to back and two from side to side and coated the roots on tiny sections (both sides) of those sections at a time.  You need to really cover it well.  Once each main section was done, I clipped the section together while I did the rest of the roots and then when all done, I went back to the start again and coated the lengths of hair (found it easier to use my hands for the lengths than a hair dye brush).

When all done, pulled it up onto my head and wrapped clingfilm all around (a few times) and then put a beenie on to keep it warm.

Four hours later was the wash out…did this over the bath, using the shower attachment…messy and hard to get it all out.  Using conditioner as I rinsed it out helped.  I finally got in the shower and shampooed and conditioned it.

Then we did my friends hair

The process with my friend’s short hair was very different as I couldn’t tie hers up in sections, so I just painted the henna on with a brush (too much of it in fact as it kept oozing out at the nape of her neck!!! Haha, I didn’t have that problem. It was like baby poo 🙂 !!  I did too good a job of plastering her hair (as I said 200g was too much for her hair).

Future Top-ups

So the plan for me now, I think, is to do the roots every 2-3 weeks and maybe the whole head every couple of months (will play it by ear).  I split the other batch of 300g into two packs, as 150 will be enough for just the roots.  So it’s going to be very economical (but time-consuming).

Hope all the explanations help & they make sense – I don’t know if we did it absolutely correctly, but we love the results!

My hair the next day (blow-dried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My hair today – naturally dried (in the sun)…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My friend’s hair 2 days later…

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cant thank you enough for sharing your experiences with us here at healthy.  I know your information will help others with their application of the Henna on their hair.  Thanks again 🙂

Diagnostic Hair Testing

January 16 2017No Commented

Categorized Under: Healthy lifestyle, In the News, Natural health information

I am always looking for new additions to add to our range at healthyonline and am very excited to tell you about the new diagnostic hair testing we now have available, from Allergenics Health Assessment Services, a New Zealand owned and operated company, here in Auckland.  Read on to find out more

Diagnostic Hair Testing

I don’t know about you, but anything I can do that helps me to make the right or a better choice with regard to my health, I’m all for.

When Allergenics Health Assessment Services contacted me last year to tell me about their practitioner hair testing services, my ears pricked up.

As you may know, we already have a range of Saliva based hormone test kits from Aquarian Laboratories in Australia.  These are invaluable to find out the level of hormones in your body, such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, cortisol and melatonin.  This range also has a “blood spot”  IgG Elisa Food Sensitivities test, as well as a Mineral and Toxic Element test.

Introducing Allergenics Health Assessment Services Hair Tests

Allergenics range covers these 4 tests

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Diagnostic Hair Testing

Food & Environmental Sensitivities Test:  With a sample of hair, Allergenics can detect disruptions to normal energy patterns in the body.  Each substance that we eat or that we are exposed to in the environment, has a particular energy pattern that can be measured. If a particular substance causes a stress to the body, its energy pattern changes and these changes can be detected and recorded.  This allows Allergenics to very quickly ascertain which substances are causing distress to our bodies and whether or not the stress is an acute (short-term) phenomenon, or chronic (long-term) phenomenon.

I had the Food & Environmental Sensitivities Test done last year and the results of this really pin pointed the problematic substances for me.  I thought the results were “spot on” and very helpful, to clarify what I thought were the problems, became identified as My Problem substances.  Avoiding these 100% has made a huge difference to my health and especially, the inflammation I experience in my body on a daily basis.

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Organ Stress Assessment

Organ Stress Assessment:   Understanding how well your organs are functioning can give you a rapid insight into the overall health of your body.  It allows you to see areas of deficiency and to target those organs which might require support, be it in the short-term or long-term.  The results of the Organ Stress Assessment may be used to assess the current state of functioning of each of the different organs tested

I am looking forward to having this test done and feel the results will really benefit my health choices.

 

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Vitamin & Mineral Assessment

Vitamin & Mineral Assessment:  The Vitamin and Mineral Assessment is recommended for individuals of all ages and is able to provide information on the nutritional state of a person, detecting the presence of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in the body.  It does not provide physiological levels of nutrients in the body, but may provide information on whether a nutrient is deficient, in balance or in excess.  This makes it ideal for those on a restricted diet, on medication or for anyone wanting a vitamin and mineral assessment.

I would be so interested to have a better idea about the nutrient levels in my body and especially because I take such a large amount of nutritional supplements.

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Heavy Metal & Toxic Element Assessment


Heavy Metal & Toxic Element Assessment:
 
   Ever wonder if the health problems you are experiencing are due to having a toxic element or a heavy metal in your body?  Now you can be tested for this, with this simple, non-invasive hair test. Allergenics have a testing method that uses a unique energy measurement technology that can detect disruptions to normal energy patterns in the body, caused by toxin exposure. Each toxic substance has a particular energy pattern that can be measured. If a particular toxin causes a stress to the body, it changes the body’s energy pattern, and these changes can be detected and recorded. This allows for Allergenics to very quickly ascertain which toxic substances are causing distress to our bodies and whether or not the stress is an acute (short-term) phenomenon, or chronic (long-term) phenomenon.

I would like to have this test, to help determine if heavy metals or a toxic element are contributing to my health problems.  I had a serum (blood) test last year for Mercury and just this 1 test cost me over $90. So to be able to get this full range of heavy metals and toxic elements tested, for the 1 price, will be a huge saving.

Plus, we have the full support of the Technical team at Allergenics, who are highly experienced and there to help us with any questions that should crop up.

Order your test today!

Author Leanne James
Naturopath & Founder Ideal Health