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Holy Basil

…that patients with insulin resistance who are treated with Holy Basil see an improvement in insulin secretion from the pancreas?   At dosages of 300mg twice daily, Holy Basil not only improves insulin sensitivity, but it also protects the pancreatic Beta cells that produce insulin.  This means that Holy Basil can protect the pancreas from exhausting…

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Ashwagandha’s Calming Effect

…that Ashwagandha induces a calming, anti-anxiolytic effect on patients that is comparable in studies to the benzodiazepine, Ativan?  Ashwagandha has this effect without the side effects of “sleepiness,” and there is no addiction risk with Ashwagandha as there is with Ativan. Take Action “Ashwaganda” can be found at Wellevate product code ASH13. Take one capsule 1-2…

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Rhodiola

…that Rhodiola can improve test scores in school along with providing improvement in stamina and endurance in athletes? Take Action “Rhodiola Rosea” can be found at Wellevate product code G46425. Take one capsule daily between meals. Go to Wellevate

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

…that patients who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) will commonly have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?  Patients with PCOS have low progesterone with high estrogen and testosterone.  Progesterone stimulates breathing while estrogen and testosterone actually “inhibits breathing.”  PCOS patients also often times are overweight.

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Benzodiazepines

…that benzodiazepines like Ambien, Valium, Ativan and Xanax suppress cortisol’s natural increase in the early morning preventing restorative sleep? Patients who take these medications will get a good number of hours of sleep, but will never wake up “refreshed.”  Patients who take this type of sleep aide are more prone to develop dementia over their…

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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Deficiency

…that a Riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency can be a cause of migraine headaches?       If this deficiency is discovered, adding 50-400mg of vitamin B2 daily may help to resolve these migraine headaches.  Riboflavin also “recharges” oxidized Glutathione which is the most potent anti-oxidant in the human body. Take Action “Riboflavin” can be found at…

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DHEA and It’s Affect On Men and Women

…that over-the-counter DHEA supplements will have different effects in women as compared to men? In women, the DHEA will likely convert to testosterone which can help with libido but can also cause acne, facial hair growth and male-pattern balding.  Women usually need to keep the dosage down at 5-10mg daily.  Blood levels should be measured…

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Cat’s Claw

…that Cat’s claw can reduce gut inflammation, has antimicrobial activity, repairs “Leaky Gut” and reduces cancer risk?     Cat’s claw can reduce the risk of developing diverticulitis, stomach ulcers, and gastritis.  It also helps to remove pathogenic bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites from the gut.  The only significant side effect is diarrhea that usually resolves…

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Water Pill For High Blood Pressure

…that taking a commonly prescribed “water pill” for high blood pressure (Hctz – hydrochlorothiazide) can increase the risk of developing diabetes?  This is due to the depletion of magnesium, potassium and chromium.  A reduction in magnesium can also make blood pressure go up; the very medication used to treat high blood pressure might actually cause blood…

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Curcumin and Boswellia

…that Curcumin taken with Boswellia can significantly improve pain with arthritis without the risks associated with taking Tylenol, Motrin or Aleve? Take Action Find “Curcumin 95” at Wellevate product code J40764. Take 1-4 capsules twice daily with food. Find “Boswellia” at Wellevate product code BOSW6. Take one capsule three times daily with food. Go to Wellevate

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