What You Need to Know about (NAC): N-Acetyl Cysteine

For more than three decades, a safe, low-cost compound has provided millions of people relief from the coughing, wheezing, and thick phlegm associated with cold and flu. Of course, pharmaceutical companies long ago co-opted it for profit by incorporating it into various patented drugs.

The sad consequence is that most aging individuals have never heard of it. Even many doctors remain unaware of its potential role as a front-line defense against some of today’s most deadly public health threats, including:

  • Acetaminophen toxicity and acute liver failure: the number one cause of acute liver failure in the United States.1
  • Influenza: whose victims are primarily aging individuals—three quarters of all flu-related deaths occur in the elderly.2
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States (includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis).2
  • Helicobacter pylori: the bacterial culprit behind stomach ulcers, and a potentially lethal pathogen closely linked to malignant gastric cancer, the second most frequent cause of cancer death worldwide

Other benefits of NAC

  • Long relegated to infrequent use in unusual circumstances, the amino acid-derived compound N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) has drawn increased scientific attention.
  • NAC replenishes levels of the intracellular antioxidant glutathione (GSH), which is often deficient with advancing age and in chronic illness.
  • NAC also regulates expression of scores of genes in the pathways that link oxidative stress to inflammation.
  • These dual effects give NAC a unique role in the prevention and treatment of many common diseases, both acute and chronic.
  • NAC can protect against avian influenza and more common seasonal flu symptoms.
  • NAC reduces the frequency and duration of attacks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and may slow the clinical course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
  • NAC protects tissues from the effects of exercise-induced oxidative stress, adding value and safety to your workout.
  • NAC improves insulin sensitivity in people with some of the most difficult-to-treat metabolic disorders.
  • NAC blocks cancer development at virtually every step in the process, and through multiple mechanisms, making it an important cancer chemopreventive agent.
  • NAC fights the stomach infection Helicobacter pylori on two fronts, inhibiting the organism’s growth while reducing production of inflammatory cytokines that can lead to gastritis and cancer.
  • Though most individuals gain benefits from 600-1,800 mg/day, clinical studies have found that doses of up to 2,000 mg/day are safe and effective. A recent study demonstrated the safety of 2,800 mg/day for 3 months in patients with COPD.

For the entire article on N-acetyl Cysteine by Julius Goepp, MD click here


Cold and Flu Season is Upon us

There are more than 200 viruses that cause colds. Colds are not caused by bacteria, which means that antibiotics…designed to treat bacterial infections, are useless against them. Treating a cold with antibiotics not only wont work, it lowers the immune system and destroys gut health. Long term.. this will make a person more sick and more often.

It is often frustrating to see doctors prescribe antibiotics for colds and flu. Many times the client demands them. With all the antibiotics in food, water and skin care, many times antibiotics don’t even work for bacterial infection anymore. At some point around 40-50 years old, many folks get sick and tired of being sick and tired. That’s when they come see us. At this point I call it reversing age. Once all the prescription drugs are out of a persons system… they start to feel and look 100++ % better.

So what are the options for a bacterial or viral infection like bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection etc- Allicillin, Oregano and/or Monolarine are just a few of my favorites. Not only do they kill viruses, bacteria and fungus they also have many other health benefits.

Tip of the day:
When a child or adult gets sick… it boosts their immune system a little bit each and every time. It makes them stronger and healthier. This is not the case if an antibiotic is used. Antibiotics are a must for life threatening infections and disease like Lyme and Mrsa. But to boost the immune system, you must let a cold or flu run its course.

Best of health to you all!



Silkworm Cardiology?

Ask your cardiologist about Proteolytic enzymes. Unfortunately, this may be a lot like ordering Chinese at a French restaurant. They probably don’t know what it is so they’re definitely not putting it on the menu. The term “Proteolytic Enzymes” refers to a group of protein dissolving enzymes that eat away dead undesirable deposits like scar tissue, arthritic joints or the calcified crud that builds up in our arteries. This amazing stuff is produced by silkworms to eat their way out from their cocoons. What does this mean to you?  It means lower blood pressure, reduced joint pain, increased joint mobility, improved memory, uterine/breast fibroid reduction or elimination and lower inflammation levels to name a few benefits.

For more information on Serrapeptase- click here

Our choice for Serrapeptase? Serretia Located behind the Consultation Station at the store


You probably need Iodine

Most women I meet over the age of 30 are on thyroid medication. Somehow I have trouble believing that all these women are so predisposed to hypothyroidism that they require medication. The numbers alone suggest environmental common denominators rather than genetics. From the lack of thorough testing to the propaganda about iodine, our population has been sold to a higher bidder than simple vitamins and minerals. Chances are your thyroid troubles could be caused by a lack of iodine or iodine absorbing co-factors like L-tyrosine.

Every decade seems to add more Bromates, Fluoride, and Chlorine to our daily lives. These flame retardants, emulsifiers and preservatives displace the iodine your thyroid needs in order to work optimally and the results can be observed. If you have thyroid troubles you may need to learn the truth about iodine.


Mammograms vs. Thermoscans

It is important for women to have a breast examination to determine whether breast cancer exists in their body. Two types of procedures or tests are used to help identify problems in breast tissue. One is known as a mammogram and the other is a thermo scan. A mammogram involves using radioactive materials, while the thermo scan utilizes a digital infrared camera.

The mammogram test is what was used to detect breast cancer long ago, and is still used to this day. However, unlike the Thermo scan procedure, there are many risks involved using this older technology. The Thermo scan or Breast Thermograph procedure is the newest and safest way for early detection. Thermology detects blood flow abnormalities before a tumor may form. In fact, this form of testing detects risk factors 5-8 years sooner than mammography.

In a Thermo scan test, computerized pictures are taken which shows the body’s internal heat patterns. Afterwards, a cold stress test is performed and another set of pictures taken. Skin temperature changes due to the blood flow and metabolic activity near the surface of the body. These sets of pictures are then reviewed using a four part analytic system, which determines the results of the test. Certain disorders, such as breast cancer can be found by finding abnormalities in behaviors, levels, and patterns in the temperature of the skin.

The Thermo scan procedure involves no pain, no compression, and no radiation. With the Thermo scan procedure, women all over the world can have a peace of mind by knowing 5-8 years in advance as to whether or not they are at risk for developing breast cancer. This is often the preferred choice of preliminary screening for breast cancer, followed by structural testing such as ultrasound, MRI, and a mammography, if recommended by the physician.