Antibiotics?  No thanks~

Antibiotics? No thanks~

We have been steering clear of antibiotics for years and this article from Wellness Times reinforces the reasons why…

http://www.wellnesstimes.com/articles/alarming-truth-about-antibiotics

In a nutshell, over-prescribing antibiotics is causing our bodies to become immune to them.  This could mean that if/when we REALLY need them, they might not work.  Bill Benda, MD, emergency room physician and Wellness Times Editorial Adivisor, says antibiotics should not be used to treat viral infections like the common cold or flu.  He goes on to say that even a horrible cough that is not caused by strep bacteria will not benefit from an antibiotic.  “Not only will the antibiotic be ineffective, it may be harmful,” he says.

My favorite part of the article…The Solution:

  1. Don’t pressure your doctor to prescribe antibiotics!
  2. IF you are prescribed an antibiotic, take it EXACTLY as prescribed!
  3. Buy organic meats and dairy to reduce your exposure to antibiotics via diet/food supply.
  4. Take probiotics consistently!!!  Probiotics are good bacteria that strength immunity.

I would add to their ‘solution’ to try Colloidal Silver and coconut oil at the first signs of an infection.  We have had an amazing success rate with these two ‘crazy good’ items for years now.

See our products list for these recommendations and order yours today!  You never know until you try…

B-12 Supplements and Cardio Health

B-12 Supplements and Cardio Health

Here is another reason to get your B12 +Plus patches  from Crazy Good Creations today!  Not only do they support your energy level and metabolic function, it appears to give your cardio health a boost!

A recent study indicates that daily B-12 supplementation appears to “improve the arterial function and provide “novel strategy” to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis in vegetarians”.

“Vegetarians with sub-optimal B-12 levels who received daily supplements of the B vitamin displayed improvements in flow-mediated dilation (FMD), a measure of a blood vessel’s healthy ability to relax, according to findings published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging.”*

“Vitamin B-12 deficiency is prevalent among older people and vegetarians and is mostly asymptomatic,” explained the researchers.

Results of the B12 supplementation study as related to cardio:

  • Significant increase in blood levels of vitamin B-12, as well as a lowering of homocysteine, an amino acid that at high levels is linked to heart disease.
  • B-12 supplementation increased FMD from 6.3% to 6.9%, but no such improvements were observed in the placebo group.
  • Twelve weeks of supplementation also significantly reduced the average thickness of the carotid artery walls from 0.69 to 0.67 mm.

“Vitamin B-12 supplementation in asymptomatic vegetarians with compromised vitamin B-12 status may lead to a significant improvement in arterial endothelial function and carotid intima-media thickness, with potential benefit on cardiovascular health,” explained the researchers.

Crazy Good Creations staff uses Inner Health’s B12 + Plus Patches as it is difficult for the body to absorb B12 via oral supplementation.  Vitamin B12 is referred to as the ‘energy vitamin’ and rightly so.  This patch is a simple and affordable way to get your B12 without an injection that requires a prescription and that can be expensive, as well as painful.

 

Our clients agree that this patch does not provide a ‘nervous, knock-you-over’ kind of energy; instead there is a subtle realization of being able to go through the day with more focus,  accomplishment and general feeling of well-being.

Order yours today by clicking on the picture on the right-hand side of this page.  You really will be glad that you did!!!

 

Lee Swanson Newsletter, April 19, 2012                                                                      

The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging; Published online ahead of print.

Are You Suffering From Allergies?

Are You Suffering From Allergies?

It is that time of year, my friends…allergy season….that is!  If you are feeling run down, energy-less and just not “up-to-snuff”…you could be experiencing symptoms brought on by allergies.

I just read an article from Organic Gardening News (4/2/2012 edition) with some helpful info regarding some of the natural allergy remedies available to us from the produce section:

  • Broccoli
  • Citrus fruits
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Butterbur (I had never heard of this one)
  • Elderberries
  • Onions & Garlic

For specific information on these natural remedies, visit their site:  http://www.rodale.com/allergy-relief?page=0,1

I MUST add, though not in the produce section, LOCAL honey has worked wonderfully for us as far as allergies are concerned!  We certainly don’t mind having a piece of toast with coconut oil and local honey every morning either!  🙂

“The idea behind eating honey is kind of like gradually vaccinating the body against allergens, a process called immunotherapy. Honey contains a variety of the same pollen spores that give allergy sufferers so much trouble when flowers and grasses are in bloom. Introducing these spores into the body in small amounts by eating honey should make the body accustomed to their presence and decrease the chance an immune system response like the release of histamine will occur [source: AAFP]. Since the concentration of pollen spores found in honey is low — compared to, say, sniffing a flower directly — then the production of antibodies shouldn’t trigger symptoms similar to an allergic reaction. Ideally, the honey-eater won’t have any reaction at all.”    (http://health.howstuffworks.com)

And….that must be why it has worked for us.  We are gradually building an immunity against the allergens in our area.  Isn’t that just amazing???

Who needs those chemicals produced in a lab???  Not I~