Are you playing your ACES? The effects of childhood trauma on adult health

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As an integrative practitioner, you may already know that childhood experiences, both negative and positive, can have a tremendous impact on lifelong health. Conventional medicine is finally starting to take notice of the mind-body relationship and is in the first stages of evaluating all of the potential impacts.

The term “ACES” stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. This may include exposure to abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), violence, mental illness, substance abuse, and emotional or physical neglect. Kaiser-Permanente conducted one of the largest studies within this genre, involving nearly 17,000 participants. Through their evaluation entitled “The Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults”, which was published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine, they established a strong graded relationship between exposure to childhood trauma and the risk factors for the leading causes of death among adults. Interestingly, a participant’s cumulative ACES score (the amount of trauma they had been exposed to) directly correlated with the number of co-morbidities they expressed. These co-morbidities included increased prescription and illicit drug use, cardiovascular dysfunction, diabetes, depression, and pregnancy challenges.

While counseling and emotional support should be part of any holistic protocol, homeopathy also offers a unique option for temporarily managing symptoms related to emotional distress. DesBio’s three new homeopathic remedies can be a supportive part of an emotional health protocol.

    • Esteem is a homeopathic remedy for the temporary relief of the symptoms related to lack of self-esteem including codependency, lack of self-confidence and narcissism
    • AnXious is a homeopathic remedy for the temporary relief of the symptoms related to stress including mild anxiousness, worry, overwhelm, and mild fear)
    • PTSD/Stress Remedy is a homeopathic for the temporary relief of symptoms of stress such as previous exposure to terror or horror, fight or flight response, recurring nightmares, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, and easy irritability

1 https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html
2http://www.acestudy.org/index.html

Keep Your Family and Friends Healthy This Season with DesBio’s Family Wellness Kit!

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Sniffles, Booboos, Owies, and Tummy Bugs. The average family sees it all. Sometimes even on a weekly basis! When those mini crises arise, your patients need tools to help manage symptoms fast. The NEW! Family Wellness Kit offers a combination of supplements, herbs, and homeopathics for a more natural approach to family health and safety.  Your patient can keep this easy-to-use kit in their home medicine cabinet for natural, effective, and non-toxic solutions for their common household ailments.

Each kit contains nine full-size products – Immune Support, Smart Silver Gel, Upper Respiratory Support, Mucinease, Throat Spray, TriCurcumin, Celeragesic Gel, Bug Bouncer, and Nausia. These products are specifically designed to  support immune health and temporarily relieve the symptoms of many common household ailments such as coughs, colds, headaches, sore throat, insect bites, sprains, gastric issues, etc.

A Boost for Mood, Energy and Immunity: NEW! Liposomal Restore

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Are your patients looking for a way out of a fatigue filled funk, depressed state or recurrent infections? Consider Liposomal Restore, our new product that offers replenishment of essential B-vitamin co-factors and vitamin C in a liposomal delivery system. These essential nutrients may perform many critical roles in the body for supporting the neurological system, mitochondrial health, and energy metabolism.

Liposomal Restore is an oral formula with ingredients specifically designed to mimic the intravenous Myers cocktail. Now your patients can receive these essential nutrients via a convenient oral dose without having to leave their own home.

Ingredients found in Liposomal Restore have been found to be effective against:

– ​Dehydration
– Feelings of tension or pain in the head and neck
– Fatigue
– Impaired nutrient absorption
– Mitochondrial dysfunction
– Temporary muscle and joint discomfort
– Sensitivities to foods or airborne substances

Queasy or upset stomach? Nausia can help!

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Nausea can cause a queasy feeling that ranges from slightly uncomfortable to agonizing, and it’s often accompanied by clammy skin and a grumbling or lurching stomach. Nausea may lead to conditions such as increased saliva, light-headedness, dizziness, trouble swallowing, skin temperature changes, increased heart rate, and vomiting. If left untreated it can cause an electrolyte imbalance and possibly nutrient depletion. Various medicines are available to treat nausea but contain ingredients that may not be suitable for most patients.

Nausia is a comprehensive homeopathic that contains dilutions of 20 ingredients traditionally used to overcome nausea. Sources of nausea often include “morning sickness” or other pregnancy-related nausea, motion sickness, vertigo, viral or bacterial issues, or food poisoning and other gastric upset. This carefully formulated product temporarily relieves the symptoms of nausea and vomiting associated with pain, pregnancy, vertigo and headache.

– Ideal for patients traveling and suffering from food poisoning or stomach flu
Free of antihistamines, salicylates, and caffeine
Will not cause drowsiness. Safe to take at any time of day or while driving or operating machinery.

Triclosan Banned Due To Disruptions In Upper Respiratory Microbiome

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Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent added to some antibacterial soaps, detergents, toothpastes, cosmetics, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. The intent of triclosan is to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. Its efficacy as an antimicrobial agent, its impact on human microbiome, and the risk of antimicrobial resistance remains controversial. There are ongoing studies that are concerned that triclosan use contributes to the disruption of the upper respiratory tract microbiome and the development of antibiotic resistance and may adversely affect human health.1 The FDA has not received any evidence that triclosan provides a benefit to human health and no evidence that triclosan in products provides any benefit. Yet manufacturers still include triclosan in their products, risking patient’s health.

We are proud to announce that none of the DesBio’s products contain triclosan and our BioPro ENT can help stabilize any disruptions in the upper respiratory tract microbiome. BioPro ENT provides a combination of clinically-studied probiotic strains shown to support the health of the teeth, gums, ears, and sinuses. Featuring BLIS K12TM (Streptococcus salivarius K12), this mint-flavored chewable formula is ideal for promoting a healthy mouth and upper respiratory system.

1 Halden RU. Lessons Learned from Probing for Impacts of Triclosan and Triclocarban on Human Microbiomes. mSphere. 2016 May 18;1(3).

Do your patients suffer from food sensitivities or GI discomforts? Microbes could be responsible!!

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Every mucosal membrane surface on the body is colonized by a distinct group of microbes, including the mouth, nose, lungs, and the gut. These beneficial microorganisms help enhance the immune system and balance inflammatory activities associated with allergic reactions. Studies have shown disruption of the resident microbes might be associated with food intolerance. GI discomfort and symptoms related to these  conditions often vanish when the gut is properly populated with beneficial bacteria.

BioPro GI is ideal for patients suffering from long-term GI disturbances or food sensitivities. This high-dose formula provides five robust probiotic strains formulated specifically to support the causes of diarrhea, dysbiosis, obesity, joint pain, and food sensitivities. This multi-strain, high-potency, hypoallergenic, dynamic probiotic helps restore beneficial bacteria for optimal immune and digestive health and encourages daily relief from bloating and irregularity.

  • High-potency, multi-strain probiotic that supports a healthy balance of bacteria through the GI tract
  • Works to naturally ease the symptoms associated with food sensitivities and help stabilize gut flora
  • Provides temporary relief of bloating and irregularity while also promoting weight management
  • Promotes a healthy intestinal barrier from the outside world

 

BioPro ENT: A probiotic specifically for mouth, ear, and upper respiratory health

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1Millions of children and adults are susceptible to dental cavities, sinus congestion, upper respiratory tract infections, and other infections of the throat and ears. The human mouth is home to billions of bacteria, and a probiotic can act as the first line of defense against the unfriendly bacteria and viruses that enter through the mouth and nose. Studies have shown that a daily dose of probiotic is essential for a healthy immune system. NEW! BioPro ENT contains S. salivarius (BLIS®K12) is a naturally occurring bacteria that normally reside in the mouths of healthy people. This probiotic strain has been shown to balance microflora, supporting a healthy mouth, throat, ears. This mint-flavored chewable acts as a natural solution for fresh breath for both children and adults.

2DesBio’s COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS
ENT Support is for the temporary relief of symptoms related to ear, nose, and throat infections including sinus/nasal congestion, cough, mucous congestion, and sneezing.

Mucinease is an ideal formula for patients experiencing upper respiratory congestion as the ingredients may help promote levels of normal mucus viscosity and may shorten the duration of cold, flu, and other sinus symptoms.

Throat Spray is a combination of ingredients shown to soothe the throat, support oral health, promote fresh breath and modulate healthy throat tissue.

~ Rahma Abdillah

No more fishy taste! Introducing Liposomal Omega!

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4Tired of large capsules and fishy aftertaste when taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements? Liposomal Omega solves those problems with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) derived from algae in a superior bioavailable delivery system.

Liposomal Omega is a vegan, liquid soluble that is exceptionally low in heavy metals with a delicious creamy lemon flavor. It provides ultimate brain support and promotes overall health.

3Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are the major building blocks of the brain. DHA ensures the cells develop and function properly through all stages of life. It is naturally found throughout the body and is critical for optimal health of the brain, eyes, heart and as well as other parts of the nervous system. A sufficient intake of DHA is especially essential for pregnant and nursing mothers to ensure adequate brain and visual development for their children.

Liposomal delivery is the paramount transport system for delicate nutrients. Liposomes are microscopic vesicles made up of phospholipids, the same structures that make up our cell membranes. The unique structure of the liposome allows the encapsulated nutrient to bypass the digestive tract, allowing for mega-doses of nutrients even at moderate intake.1

1Sen P, Maiti PC, Puri S, Ray A, Audulov NA, Valdman AV. Mechanism of anti-stress activity of Ocimum sanctum Linn, eugenol and Tinospora malabarica in experimental animals. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 1992 Jul;30(7):592-6.

Who Says You Can’t Have it All? Introducing OmniMeal

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1People are constantly on the go. And that affects what they eat. They settle for a bag of cookies or some chips, or whatever they can grab-and-go and call it a meal. Want to help them achieve good nutrition that fits into their busy lifestyle? OmniMeal combines seven healthy, nutritious formulas in one delicious scoop. Each serving provides probiotics, fiber, high quality protein, digestive enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, chelated vitamins and minerals, and targeted specialty nutrients.  The vitamins in OmniMeal are organic and whole-food sourced and replicate those found in natural and healthy foods. The specialty nutrients help strengthen the immune system, promote gut health, encourage healthy detoxifi­cation pathways, and support microbiome function.

OmniMeal is smooth and mixes easily into any beverage for a quick alternative to junk food. It works for busy professionals, moms, dads, athletes, and students! The specially designed formula includes the following:

  • High quality whey protein sourced from New Zealand from cows have never been treated with hormones
  • Exceptional immune system support from Tegricel Colostrum, providing immunoglobulins and gastrointestinal regeneration
  • B vitamins sourced from organic whole foods like guava, holy basil, and lemon extracts
  • TRAACS mineral amino acid chelates for the best kind of mineral supplementation
  • Functional micronutrients including vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7, vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin, and folate as 5-MTHF
  • Organic greens, vegetables, fruits, and antioxidants to provide immune-boosting phytonutrients
  • Glucoraphanin (high-potency broccoli seed extract), green tea, and quercetin—three powerhouse ingredients to encourage healthy detoxi­cation pathways
  • Probiotics and digestive enzymes to encourage a healthy digestive tract

Detox After The Holidays, Many of Your Patients May Feel Bloated!

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woman-with-a-bloated-bellyAfter the holidays, many of us feel bloated and tired from overindulging. We find ourselves tipping the scale a little bit heavier, thanks to all the holiday treats. A complete detox after the holiday might be ideal, as it will help your patients boost their immune system and help them stay healthy after the holiday season.

DesBio’s OmniCleanse Detoxification Program is the only Detoxification and Drainage System that combines sophisticated homeopathic remedies with advanced nutraceuticals for a complete approach to WHOLE BODY Detoxification and Drainage.

The OmniCleanse Detox Kit includes:

  • Comprehensive Homeopathic Detox Kit temporarily relieves symptoms related to blockage of drainage pathways in the body.
  • OmniCleanse Powdered Beverage is a shake that combines basic nutrition with a multivitamin, greens blend and organic fruit and vegetable blend with specialty nutrients to support each step along in the detox pathway.
  • OmniCleanse Capsules provide a sophisticated blend of nutrients, amino acids, botanicals, and enzymes for the advanced support of Liver Phase 1 and 2 Detoxification Processes.
  • OmniCleanse Detoxification Practitioner Guide is a full-body detoxification program combines professional-grade homeopathic and nutraceutical formulas designed to help clear the body of dangerous toxins and regenerate healthy cells and tissues.

~ Rahma Abdillah

Sick Again? Get Better Fast!

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1Cold and flu season is on its way again this year, right on schedule, and it will bring painful symptoms to many of your patients. How can you help with body aches, muscle aches, soreness, cough, congestion, stuffy nose, fever, and throat pain? These nasty symptoms force your patients and their families to take time off work and school and make them just plain miserable.

Keep your patients healthy this season with Mucinease and Throat Spray. These two carefully formulated products are created specifically to help alleviate upper respiratory symptoms that may arise from these uncomfortable illnesses.

Throat Spray is a soothing liquid spray formula designed to alleviate throat irritation and other throat distress symptoms related to upper respiratory tract illnesses and voice overuse.

Mucinease has been specially formulated to help alleviate the symptoms and duration of upper respiratory congestion while acting as a natural antihistamine, supporting immune health, and relieving common cold and flu symptoms.

~ Rahma Abdillah

The Power of Proteases

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Studies have shown that taking proteolytic enzymes helps with everything from injuries, inflammatory responses, immune support, and autoimmune conditions.

Proteolytic enzymes are one of the most important modulators of the inflammatory response. They help to increase the functionality of natural killer cells and macrophages while simultaneously helping eliminate compounds that can interfere with normal immune function. During tissue injury, proteases help reduce blood viscosity and encourage the delivery of nutrients to the affected area. They also help to remove waste products from traumatized tissue resulting in faster recovery and reduced discomfort. In addition, proteolytic enzymes have the ability to break down circulating immune complexes or CICs. These antigenic compounds stem from food antigens and if left in circulation can cause unmediated inflammatory responses and autoimmune activity.

Desbio’s new Liposomal Transzyme is the first formula to combine the power of proteolytic enzymes with a liposomal delivery system. Help your patients promote healthier immune system function and manage inflammatory responses associated with injuries and autoimmune conditions with this ground-breaking new product!

~ Rahma Abdillah

New! EndoPara Clear Program

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The Power of Liposomal Delivery

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liposome-graphic-large15What’s a liposome? It’s a tiny bubble made out of the same material as a cell membrane. Why is it cool? It can be filled with nutrients and used to deliver a high dose directly to cells. These little bubbles slip through the digestive tract and head directly to target tissue to provide significantly higher bioavailability when compared to traditional oral supplements. This efficient form of delivery is more practical than IV or injection therapy.

DesBio carries a full line of nutrients available in this liposomal delivery format:

  • Liposomal Calm: Immediately reduces feelings of stress and anxiety
  • Liposomal CoQ10: Protects cell membranes and mitochondria, increases energy production, and promotes cardiovascular health
  • Liposomal D3 – K2: Supports bone and heart health with a combination of important vitamins
  • Liposomal Glutathione: Provides optimal dose of the body’s master antioxidant
  • Liposomal Magnesium: Supports neurological, skeletal, and cardiovascular health
  • Liposomal Melatonin: Helps the body maintain healthy circadian rhythms, which affect cardiovascular and metabolic health
  • Liposomal Methyl B: Contains the co-factor forms of the essential B vitamins
  • Liposomal Resveratrol-Curcumin: Combines two important nutrients to support antioxidant activity, healing responses, and healthy aging
  • Liposomal Vitamin C: Delivers this potent antioxidant in high doses to support body’s immune response and help produce collagen, cartilage, and blood vessels.

All DesBio liposomal products use pure phosphatidylcholine and are non-GMO.

Who You Gonna Call? Stress Busters!

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2There’s something strange in the neighborhood, but it’s not paranormal—in fact, it’s an everyday occurrence for many of your patients. They are stressed. Their adrenals are burned out and can’t function correctly. Something’s weird, and it “don’t look good,” but DesBio has some answers. Call “Stress Busters”!

1Adrenal Synergy is a nutraceutical formula that supports the adrenals and HPA axis to fend off chronic stress problems. Its blend of glandulars, essential nutrients, and targeted botanicals also supports regeneration of the neuroendocrine pathways that manage occasional stress. Adrenal Support is the perfect companion, a homeopathic product that provides temporary relief of symptoms related to adrenal dysfunction such as fatigue, feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, forgetfulness, and emotional disturbances. Other homeopathic products that help relieve symptoms related to adrenal dysfunction and improve mood are Stress EZ, Bio Mood Phase, Vitalyze, Elevate RxS, and Focus RxS.

Combine these products with NEW Liposomal Calm for immediate stress relief, and your patients will be singing, “I ain’t afraid of no stress!”

Keep Calm and Carry On

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3It’s easy for your patients to keep calm—NEW Liposomal Calm is here! This formula is designed to relieve the symptoms that arise with situational anxiousness—“butterflies in the stomach,” sweating, nervousness, worry, and tension. This mood-boosting formula can be paired with Stress EZ and/or Bio Mood Phase to provide even better symptom relief.

If your patients are experiencing other types of stress, DesBio has a variety of product combinations to ease symptoms. Try these combos for a customized protocol for 2each of your patient’s specific needs:

Get Smarter!

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2Or at least improve cognitive function quickly and easily. A recent study in Neurology showed that even at levels not considered diabetic, elevated blood sugar levels lead to a decline in cognitive function. Even if your patients have blood sugar levels that are considered in the normal range, they may benefit cognitively from lowering them. In addition, elevated blood sugar levels pose a considerable threat to long-term health. Managing them can lead to a decreased risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and kidney problems. According to the CDC, over half of the US population over the age of 50 has blood sugar levels considered to be pre-diabetic.

1What does DesBio have to help? GlucoStasis and GlucoReg work together to support the body, homeopathically and nutritionally, in its quest to maintain healthy blood sugar and insulin levels that are already within normal range. GlucoReg is a homeopathic designed to provide temporary relief of symptoms related to high blood sugar levels, including dry mouth, thirst, excess urination, night sweats, and food cravings.  GlucoStasis is a nutritional/botanical with ingredients that encourage healthy insulin production and glucose utilization at the cellular level.

Managing blood sugar levels—it’s just the smart thing to do.

Like a Ball and Chain

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3Your patients are coming to see you about weight management—they are tired of dragging around that extra 5-10 pounds they gained during the holidays. And they don’t feel good. All that rich, heavy holiday food. What have you got to help them?

DesBio’s OmniCleanse 28-Day Challenge is a great way to give the body a gentle cleanse and even lose a few pounds. Check it out at “Getting Started with OmniCleanse.” Many patients who try this program get excited about losing weight and want to move on to a more strenuous weight loss program (see “Getting Started with hA2cg Evolution” if that happens!) But even more 4important, this program uses nutritionals to help the body rid itself of toxins and homeopathics to temporarily relieve the symptoms that come with toxicity and toxic release such as headaches, body aches, etc. This program features OmniCleanse Powdered Beverage, a DesBio best seller that’s now even better! It now includes only pea protein, which improves the taste and texture of the shake.

Help your patients start the New Year off right with an easy way to feel better!

Stressed? Depressed? Weight Gain? Check Thyroid!

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1Stress is just a major part of life this time of year, right? Many people become depressed. And isn’t weight gain just what happens during the holidays? Maybe. But if your patients are experiencing these symptoms, take a moment to check thyroid function.

More than 30 million Americans have some type of thyroid disorder. Women are 10 times more likely than men to suffer with these symptoms. And if you’re seeing women over 35 years old, the odds go up to more than 30%. Combine thyroid dysfunction with the holiday stress women experience, and you have a recipe for a stressful, miserable holiday season.

1DesBio has a suite of products to help overcome the symptoms that patients with thyroid dysfunction suffer.  Our new product, ThyroSyn, combines essential nutrients, glandulars, and targeted herbals, such as iodine, selenium, milk thistle, ashwagandha, and anterior pituitary, thyroid, and hypothalamus glandulars, to help support the thyroid gland. We also have Energize RxS and ThyroPlus to complete the line of products that help relieve symptoms related to thyroid dysfunction.

Even Better Sleep!

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1This time of year, sleep patterns get off kilter. The time change can create havoc with even the best of sleepers. Add in stress, exposure to artificial light and electromagnetic fields, and the reduction in production of important hormones that comes with aging, and you’ve got patients with some serious sleep issues.

Fortunately, DesBio’s newest product is Liposomal Melatonin. For patients with severe sleep disruptions, melatonin in a high-dose, bioavailable format may be the best way to relieve sleeplessness. This carefully crafted formula also contains glycine, which may relieve symptoms such as restlessness and racing thoughts.

DesBio also provides Perfect Sleep, a homeopathic formula that relieves symptoms that result in sleeplessness without side effects or dependency issues. This gentle homeopathic can be taken with or without prescription or over-the-counter medications. LunaSomm is another DesBio product that contains botanicals and amino acid precursors to promote relaxation, phosphatidylserine to prevent nighttime awakening, and L-theanine and GABA to encourage calm, deep sleep.

Help your patients get the rest they so desperately need with DesBio’s suite of products that relieve the symptoms associated with sleeplessness.

Solving the Autism Puzzle

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autism-graphicProblems along the autism spectrum are difficult to solve. Pieces of the puzzle involve food, supplements, gut health, learning issues, anxiety disorders, hormone problems, immune system dysfunction, mitochondrial concerns, methylation defects . . . the list can seem endless. Using a biomedical approach to resolve these issues involves a functional medicine approach that uses customized regimes that help balance the body.

DesBio offers several products that may help relieve the myriad of symptoms that occur along the spectrum. A first step could involve DesBio’s Comprehensive Detox Kit, which includes CerebroMax, SpinalMax, Matrix Support, Detox I, Detox II, and Detox III. Other basic symptoms, such as neurological dysfunction, may be temporarily relieved with Serotonin, Focus RxS, Neuro I, or Neuro II, products designed to temporarily relieve symptoms such as difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, or poor concentration. Another underlying piece of the puzzle could involve unresolved infections. DesBio’s Series Therapy Kits help temporarily relieve the symptoms of lingering infections, such as candida or strep. To help with any symptoms involving gut-brain connection, DesBio offers Intestinal Restore and other helpful gut-related products.

Is it SIBO?

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SIBO-PicAre your patients complaining of constant digestive discomfort? Up to 80% of irritable bowel and other GI patients suffer from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, a largely under-diagnosed condition.

SIBO is an overabundance of bacteria in the small bowel. The condition occurs when the bacteria strains that are normally found in the colon begin to populate the small bowel in large numbers. Overgrowth of bacteria can significantly impact the structure and function of the small bowel, interfering with digestion, causing leaky gut, and inducing abnormal immune reactions and generalized inflammation and disease.

Integrative strategies can manage this condition and relieve its devastating symptoms. In addition to common dietary interventions for regulating microflora levels, the right combination of targeted homeopathics and herbals can relieve the symptoms related to pathogens. Some DesBio products that relieve symptoms related to gut regeneration, immune modulation, and intestinal balance include Comprehensive Detox Kit, Intestinal Distress, FNGand Candida PlusOther products that can help with symptoms related to reestablishing a healthy gut-brain connection include Intestinal RestoreLiposomal Glutathione, Reflux RxS and BioPro 30

 

Bringing “Friends” Home From School?

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1It’s getting to be fall, and the kids are headed back to school. Sure, they’ll make great new friends. But what about those not-so-great “friends” they might bring home? Schools are practically breeding grounds for all kinds of germs, bacteria, parasites, and all sorts of other unpleasant things that come home. How can you keep your patients and their families protected from these nasty creatures? And what can you do when they’ve already invaded the body?

DesBio has a variety of immune support products, but two brand-new ones can help in this constant battle. ProDefense is a daily wellness formula that supports the body’s immune system with mushroom extracts, immune-boosting phenolics, herbs, probiotics, and prebiotics. PathoGuard targets bacteria, worms, parasites, and viruses to help natural defense mechanisms as the body works to eliminate these invaders. Its targeted formula supports the immune system and helps restore healthy gastrointestinal function.

Keep your patients and their families well this fall with DesBio’s immune support products!

PANDAS: Not Cute and Cuddly!

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panda-question-headerPANDAS doesn’t always mean that charming animal living in the Chinese forest calmly munching on bamboo. It can also mean “Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections.” These disorders occur when strep triggers a misdirected immune response resulting in inflammation in a child’s brain. Seemingly overnight, a child with this disorder begins to exhibit life-changing symptoms such as OCD, anxiety, tics, personality changes, decline in math and handwriting abilities, sensory sensitivities, and restrictive eating.

streptococcus-icontactPANDAS Network estimates that PANDAS affects as many as 1 in 200 children. How can one combat these devastating symptoms? DesBio’s streptococcus series therapy kits can help. In addition, DesBio has products to reduce symptoms associated with neurological symptoms (Focus RxS), inflammation (Comprehensive Detox Kit), and immune system function (Immune Support). Other products, such as Staph/Strep Combination target the symptoms specific to strep infections.

What is Nutrigenomics?

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Head_Ideas_02Well, it’s a buzzword out there right now, but what does it mean? Nutrigenomics is the study of how nutrition affects genetic material. Your genome is the genetic material you’re born with. It can’t be changed—think of it as being written in pen. Your epigenome is a network of chemical compounds that affects your genome by telling it which genes to “turn on” and which to “turn off.” Your epigenome can be affected by environmental factors—think of it as being written in pencil—including lifestyle choices like what you eat and what supplements you take. If you know what your genome is, then you can make lifestyle choices that can help your epigenome counteract some of those genetic predispositions. For example, if you know that your genes predispose you to becoming overweight, you can make choices that may help you overcome that predisposition.

dna_plateSo how can you find out what’s in your genome? DNA Genetique solves that problem for you. After an easy cheek-swab test, your genetic results are compared with 48 SNPs that have been shown in scientific studies to relate to weight and wellness. And how can you use that knowledge to affect your epigenome? Your customized report showing your genetic information also contains personalized recommendations on diet, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle modifications to help you overcome your genetic tendencies.

 

Click here to find out more about special pricing on DNA Genetique for a very limited time!

Find Your Balance

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blog-image_balanceFeeling tired, but can’t sleep? Gaining weight around the middle? Getting forgetful? These seemingly unrelated symptoms can point toward the hormone imbalance that happens to nearly everyone, especially around middle age.

The endocrine system is pretty complicated and bringing it back into balance involves regulating many organs including the thyroid, adrenals, and male and female organs. Fortunately, DesBio has several remedies that can help you get your hormones back in sync. Investigate Adrenal Synergy, Adrenal Support, Hormone Combination, and HGH Vitality to get an idea of the combination products that can address various issues at the same time. Or take a look at our wide range of single-ingredient hormone-related products such as Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, etc.

Get your hormones in balance and feel better!

Summertime!

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And the livin’ is easy . . . unless you live in an area with bugs! They’re maddening, and the bites can be infuriating. But even worse, many serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease, are related to insect bites. And now there’s a new bug in town—Powassan virus. This tick-borne illness has been described as even worse than Lyme disease.

How can you avoid tick-borne illnesses without just staying inside all summer? Experts recommend using bug repellent, wearing long sleeves and long pants, and checking yourself and your kids carefully for ticks after being outside.

If you don’t like some of the bug repellents out there, be sure to check out DesBio’s homeopathic remedy Bug Bouncer. It can be used safely on anyone, including small children. For children under 12, use half the adult dose; for children under 3, use 1/3 the adult dose. Consider rubbing drops on a small child’s belly button rather than oral dosing. Keep the ticks away from everyone without nasty chemicals!

Keep Your Brain Functioning!

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What’s an easy, proven way to keep your brain functioning at its best? Believe it or not, keeping your blood sugar levels under control can help. A recent study in Neurology showed that even at levels not considered diabetic, elevated blood sugar levels lead to a decline in cognitive function. Even if you have blood sugar levels that are considered in the normal range, you may benefit cognitively from lowering them.

In addition, elevated blood sugar levels pose a considerable threat to long-term health. Managing them can lead to a decreased risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and kidney problems. According to the CDC, over half of the US population over the age of 50 has blood sugar levels considered to be pre-diabetic.

GlucoStasis and GlucoReg work together to support the body in its quest to maintain healthy blood sugar and insulin levels that are already within normal range. GlucoReg is a homeopathic designed to provide temporary relief of symptoms related to high blood sugar levels, including dry mouth, thirst, excess urination, night sweats, and food cravings.  GlucoStasis is a nutritional/botanical with ingredients that encourage healthy insulin production and glucose utilization at the cellular level. Click here to learn more!

Gut Detox and Restoration

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Spring is in the air, and it’s time for you to come out of hibernation—all of you, including your gut. Toxins that have been stored in your digestive system throughout the winter need to be removed, and then it’s time to restore and rev up your gut’s functionality.

The first step is DesBio’s OmniCleanse Detox Kit. This comprehensive, full-body detox includes homeopathics that address detox and drainage of ALL body systems (not just the liver, as some other detoxes do). It also includes nutraceuticals that support gut health, including capsules to help Phase I-II conjugation and avoid clearing reactions.

The next step is Intestinal Restore to soothe inflamed intestinal tissues and help regulate gastrointestinal distress. Its carefully constructed blend of ingredients encourages digestion of macronutrients and provides complete support for gastrointestinal regeneration. Other DesBio products, such as BioPro 30 and Digestaze, help repopulate the gut with healthy flora and provide enzymes to help with digestion.

Flu Season Strikes Hard!

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The news is full of headlines about how rapidly the flu is spreading this year. Health experts say that this year’s vaccine doesn’t provide protection for H3N2, the strain of influenza that’s currently making the rounds. Reports from all over the country say that this flu is hitting hard with severe and debilitating symptoms. Check this map to see what’s happening in your area.

What can you do to keep the flu at bay or relieve symptoms for those patients who have already been infected? Maintaining a healthy immune system is key. Other commonsense measures, such as washing hands frequently and not touching faces (yours or anyone else’s), are key in helping avoid transmission. Here are a few DesBio products created specifically to support the body’s immune system and temporarily relieve symptoms of any pathogen that strikes:

  • Smart Silver Liquid
    • Provides preventive support and significant anti-microbial effects
    • Minimum dose (child) 1 tsp orally twice per day, add 1 tsp per day for every 50 pounds of weight (for example, a person who weighs 150 pounds should take 3 tsp twice daily)
  • Smart Silver Gel
    • Use in high-contact areas to limit transmission
    • Apply frequently to hands and dab in nostrils
  • Vitamin C Liposomal
    • Adequate nutrition, especially Vitamin C, has been linked to improved ability to support the body’s response to infection
    • 1/2 tsp daily
  • Immune Support
    • General homeopathic for immune support
    • 10 drops 3x daily
  • Virus Plus
    • A combination of virus nosodes to support the immune system when fighting a viral infection
    • 10 drops 3x daily
  • Bacteria Plus
    • A combination of bacterial nosodes to support the immune system when fighting a bacterial infection
    • 10 drops 3x daily

Feeling the Holiday Stress?

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It’s not even really a question—of course your stress levels increase during the holidays! According to a recent study, 45% of respondents dread the holiday season because of increased stress. This leads directly to increased complaints of depression during the holiday season. How can you overcome those “winter blues” in time to enjoy the holiday season?

Prescription antidepressants aren’t always the answer. Recent studies have shown that these drugs can actually lead to increased depression and thoughts of suicidality. In the recent tragic death of actor Robin Williams, his autopsy report showed no “drugs” in his system—other than “therapeutic levels” of an antidepressant.

DesBio has a Power of 3 answer for the stress and depression that your patients may experience during the holidays. Elevate RxS combines traditional homeopathic ingredients that improve mood and normalize brain function. Vitalyze is a dietary supplement that supports emotional health and is specifically designed to complement Elevate RxS.

Virus Update

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The news is full of information about scary viruses, like the dramatic increase in enterovirus (EV-D68) infections this year. As with any type of illness, keeping your immune system functioning at optimum levels is the best defense against any type of pathogen that’s going around.

Here are a few DesBio products created specifically to support the body’s immune system and temporarily relieve symptoms of any pathogen that strikes:

  • Smart Silver Liquid
    • Provides preventive support and significant anti-microbial effects
    • Minimum dose (child) 1 tsp orally twice per day, add 1 tsp per day for every 50 pounds of weight (for example, a person who weighs 150 pounds should take 3 tsp twice daily)
  • Smart Silver Gel
    • Use in high-contact areas to limit transmission
    • Apply frequently to hands and dab in nostrils
  • Vitamin C Liposomal
    • Adequate nutrition, especially Vitamin C, has been linked to improved ability to support the body’s response to infection
    • 1/2 tsp daily
  • Immune Support
    • General homeopathic for immune support
    • 10 drops 3x daily
  • Virus Plus
    • A combination of virus nosodes to support the immune system when fighting a viral infection
    • 10 drops 3x daily
  • Bacteria Plus
    • A combination of bacterial nosodes to support the immune system when fighting a bacterial infection
    • 10 drops 3x daily

Gut Sprung a Leak?

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“Leaky gut” is a common problem. It happens when the gastrointestinal lining becomes damaged from toxins such as sugar, food additives, antibiotics, or medications. Tiny holes in this lining allow undigested food particles, toxins, and pathogens to enter the blood stream. This condition leads to a multitude of health problems such as depression, mood disorders, food allergies, autoimmune disorders, chronic infections, etc.

DesBio’s new Intestinal Restore soothes inflamed intestinal tissues and helps regulate gastrointestinal distress. Its carefully constructed blend of ingredients encourages digestion of macronutrients and provides complete support for gastrointestinal regeneration. If leaky gut is part of the underlying cause of a chronic condition, resolving those gut issues is the most important step in resolving the issue. Intestinal Restore can support the body through the resolution of these problems.

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Win the Race Against Lyme

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Lyme disease is running rampant throughout the US with new strains showing up in new areas on a regular basis. It’s already at epidemic proportions in the Northeastern US and is rapidly making its way south and west.  Click here for an article showing how Lyme disease is currently spreading throughout the Southeastern US.

Fortunately, DesBio has an answer to help combat the symptoms (rash, joint pain, flu-like symptoms) of this debilitating disease. We are the only company that sells series therapy kits, a time-honored method of helping the body rid itself of the lingering symptoms of infectious diseases (chronic fatigue, stomach upset, chronic diarrhea, etc.). We have series kits addressing the symptoms of Lyme disease (and its co-infections), candida, chlamydia, Epstein Barr, H. pylori, hepatitis, herpes, streptococcus, and many others. Our newest series therapy kit addresses the symptoms of C. difficile such as chronic diarrhea.

Click here for more information about these powerful therapies. You won’t find them anywhere else!

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The Answer to Auto-Immune Dysfunction?

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When the auto-immune system loses its ability to designate self from non-self and begins attacking normal body tissues, watch out. That’s when diseases such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, different types of arthritis, etc., get a firm hold, wreaking havoc on body tissues. This overstimulation of the immune system leads to full-blown inflammation throughout the body, and that causes all kinds of problems, including extreme fatigue and overall feelings of malaise.

Curcumin and resveratrol are two powerhouse anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants on their own, and some late-breaking research shows that pairing them together might provide even more benefits, keeping the symptoms caused by inflammation in check. Unfortunately, both these nutrients have low intestinal absorption and bioavailability, so taking them orally in most forms is practically useless.

DesBio’s new Resveratrol-Curcumin Liposomal pairs these important ingredients together in a protective liposomal delivery system. This unique system allows the nutrients to bypass the normal digestive processes and deliver their benefits directly to target tissue. Click here for more information about this unique product and its benefits in fighting the symptoms caused by the body’s autoimmunity battle.

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EMF Safety

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Electromagnetic fields are everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. You’re probably carrying one around with you in your bag, purse, or pocket (cell phone, tablet, computer). EMFs are everywhere in your house, too, being emitted from just about every major appliance, and if you don’t have a Smart Meter on your house or a few houses away, it’s just a matter of time before the utility company puts one in. So unless you go totally off grid and live in the back woods somewhere (and you’re probably not even safe there!), you are being bombarded with electromagnetic pulses all day, every day.

What’s the problem with that? EMFs have been linked to so many issues, it’s impossible to list them all. But here are a few: Cancer (especially brain cancer and childhood leukemia), infertility, low birth weight, sleep disorders, and headaches. These emissions also make nearly every chronic condition, like fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, worse.

So what can you do? Check out DesBio’s updated EMF products. EMF Protect and Balance is formulated to help your body counteract the symptoms it experiences from the emissions it’s flooded with every day. Radiation Plus is a formula to help the body cope with the symptoms caused by large amounts of radiation or other emissions; for example, someone who has had radiation therapy or works with machinery that emits large amounts of electromagnetism may benefit. EMF is not all bad—many therapies, such as PEMF, TENS, lasers, and even acupuncture, harness this power for therapeutics. PEMF Optimizer is a formula that helps this type of therapy work even better.

These updated products are 20% off through June 30. Click here to learn more!

Are Your Patients Taking Good Multis?

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Many people take a daily multivitamin. Unfortunately, not many take a really good multi. Shelves at warehouse stores are full of all kinds of vitamins, many of which come from synthetic sources. Even vitamins that are made from whole foods rarely have the amounts of vitamins and minerals that your body needs. And hardly any combine vitamins, minerals, AND enzymes. Wouldn’t it be great to have it all in one package?

Well, now you can. OmniEssentials combines bioavailable whole-food-sourced nutrients and high therapeutic doses with enzymes and probiotics into the first professional-grade multivitamin to provide all these benefits. Check “What’s In Your Multi?” to see how it compares to what you’re taking now. Stop the “multivitamin drive-thru” mentality. Switch to OmniEssentials, with or without iron, to get your body the raw materials it needs to function at its best. Special pricing is available throughout May!

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Spring Cleaning!

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Spring is in the air, and you know what your patients are thinking—detox and weight loss! It’s time to get rid of all the toxins your patients’ bodies have been storing (all that holiday food!). And your patients are thinking about fitting into a bikini!

Why not do both at once? DesBio’s amazing OmniCleanse 28-Day Challenge is unsurpassed in its detoxification abilities, and patients are reporting weight loss of 5 pounds or more in the few weeks it takes to complete the program. We’re introducing an exciting new component to the program—OmniClear. This simple and convenient daily detox powdered beverage dissolves quickly and easily in any beverage. It has only a small amount of protein and no fiber, so there’s really no flavor, making it easy to use every day or anywhere in place of the original OmniCleanse powdered beverage.

We’re offering some special prices on many of our detox products, so be sure to check out our specials page to see how much you can save on these essential products!OmniClear

50% of Your Patients Need This!

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In a recent study, over half of the US population over the age of 50 had blood sugar levels considered to be pre-diabetic. Another study shows that the typical patient who sees an alternative healthcare provider is generally over 50 years old. If you do the math, you’ll see that it’s likely that more than half of the people you see in your practice need help regulating their blood sugar levels.

Elevated blood sugar levels pose a considerable threat to long-term health. Managing them can lead to a decreased risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and kidney problems. A study in Neurology showed that even at levels not considered diabetic, elevated blood sugar levels lead to a decline in cognitive function.

GlucoStasis and GlucoReg work together to support the body in its quest to maintain healthy blood sugar and insulin levels that are already within normal range. GlucoReg is a homeopathic designed to provide temporary relief of symptoms related to high blood sugar levels, including dry mouth, thirst, excess urination, night sweats, and food cravings.  GlucoStasis is a nutritional/botanical with ingredients that encourage healthy insulin production and glucose utilization at the cellular level.

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♥ Your Heart

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February is Heart Health month, so give the old ticker and your whole cardiovascular system a boost with our February Power of 3 Special. LipiCore and VascuFlow RxS work together, using nutritionals, botanicals, and homeopathics to provide comprehensive cardiovascular support.

Over 30% of deaths in the world today can be attributed to some form of heart disease, and cardiovascular function is a main focus of any type of healthcare regimen. But many of the medications used to address this major health problem don’t address the underlying issues that cause it. They can also cause a myriad of unwanted side effects, as noted in the recent FDA-mandated label warning, including muscle pain, liver damage, higher blood sugar levels, and memory loss.

LipiCore is a nutritional/botanical with a sophisticated blend of ingredients that promote antioxidant function, modulate healthy inflammatory activity, and contribute to blood vessel health. VascuFlow RxS is a homeopathic with ingredients chosen specifically to support the body in regulating cholesterol production in the liver. It now includes homeopathic dilutions of red yeast rice and berberine to make it the perfect companion to LipiCore.

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