Stay Healthy This New Year!
December 29, 2015
Have all the overindulging from sugar, holiday dinners, and relatives have you feeling burnt-out and run-down? Are resolutions from this year stacking on top of last year’s resolutions? It happens to the best of us, and it can be a little overwhelming. Instead of making resolutions, make a commitment to better health and wellness. Try a new approach this year: Welcome the New Year with a renewed commitment to living healthy. Our simple wellness resolutions will keep you healthy and happy!
At Murray Avenue Apothecary we like to keep things simple. Our approach starts with the Magnificent 7 - Eat well, Drink well, Sleep well, Poop well (hahaha), Move well, Think well, and Talk well. Vitamins, minerals and Hormone Balance are at the base of our health foundation. Stop in to the Apothecary for our Functional Diet handout to get started eating the right foods. We believe in the Paleo-Mediterranean approach….low grain, healthy fats (for brain and hormones) like olive oil and avocado, and organic grass fed beef, chicken, turkey, and fish that is low mercury and NOT farm raised. Lots of organic vegetables especially dark leafy greens and nuts and seeds round out this health packed diet.
A great weight loss protocol that we offer is Super Garcinia, Sugar Manager, 5-HTP, Chewable Digestive Enzymes & Probiotic, and Probiotic 30 BU. all help with reducing cravings, suppressing your appetite, and maintaining weight. Chewable Digestive Enzymes & Probiotic and Probiotic 30 BU help support GI health, and proper immune function and microbial balance. We’ll explain a little more about probiotics and immunity later. Another great product we carry is Green Coffee Bean Extract. It is the latest buzz in the “battle of the bulge”. Why is everyone so excited about Green Coffee Extract? Because people don't have to do anything different when taking this food supplement – no exercise or dietary changes are needed; they just appear to lose pounds fast. Green Tea is also great for weight loss! We love Green Tea Liquid Extract because in one dropperful you get the equivalent of 10-15 cups of green tea. Studies have shown that dosages equal to 10-15 cups of green tea is helpful for everything from breast and colon cancer to diabetes, leukemia, heart disease, autoimmune disease, inflammation and a potent antioxidant effect.
Try to be more active!
Take the stairs, park far away at the mall or go for a jog, take a walk or do some yoga. But all of that activity can result in soreness and stiffness that shows up a day or two later. Don’t be sidelined by muscle pain. Topical Magnesium can be used to help relieve aches, pains and spasms. It also promotes elevated mood and stress relief, facilitates detoxification, encourages healthy skin tissue, and supports healthy immune system and hormonal balance. It may also help to improve sleep and calm over-active nerves.
Make your body better able to handle stress (we cannot eliminate stress unfortunately)
L-Theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in green tea and is a derivative of glutamic acid, a major neurotransmitter in the brain. L-Theanine is known for its calming effects in the brain and has been shown to support concentration and focus while it reduces irritability and low mood states. It can be used daily or just when you need to relax.
During times of acute stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is over-stimulated and needs help re-balancing. The over-production of cortisol and other stress hormones is typical for individuals with HPA axis overload. Try our adrenal fatigue protocols from Dr. Wilson, you’ll be back to yourself in no time at all!
Increase your Antioxidants
Glutathione is the body’s essential health AID-Antioxidant, immune booster and detoxifier. It can:
- Increase your energy
- Slow down the aging process
- Reduce muscle and joint discomfort
- Strengthen the immune system
- Detoxify the liver and cells
- Improve quality of sleep
- Improve mental focus and clarity
- Reduce the effects of stress
- Improve the skin
Murray Avenue Apothecary is the only compounding pharmacy to make Acetyl-Glutathione capsules in their absorbable form. L-Reduced Glutathione does not get absorbed from the gut.
Our Reds Paks and Greens Paks can also help you increase your Antioxidants! A Reds Pak is full-spectrum antioxidant supplement of energy-packed whole foods and extracts, super fruits, vegetables, and other essential nutrients for superior health. Reds Pak is designed to help maintain cellular integrity, promote cardiovascular health and immune system function, provide increased energy, support healthy digestion, and fight against free-radical damage.
Drink More Water
Water, water, water!!!!!! Work up to drinking half your body weight (in ounces). For instance if an individual weighs 130 lbs., then drink 65 ounces of water a day. Drinking more water can promote weight loss, flush out toxins, and increase your energy. Adding Lemon Essential Oils, a natural diuretic, to your water helps balance PH as well as aids digestion. Trace Minerals Drops, the most powerful natural heath mineral supplement, can also be added to your water daily. It's impossible to underestimate the importance of minerals and trace minerals for the human body. They are the catalysts for all the vitamins and other nutrients your body uses for developing and maintaining good health. Using them every day may help maintain healthy energy levels in your body by providing your body's entire electrical system the minerals it needs to function properly.
My personal immunity booster is MegaDefense a natural immune booster with 7 mushrooms and the detoxifier Natural Cellular Defense Zeolite chelator in one capsule!
Body-Guard™ is a natural fortifier for your body's front line immune defenses. This unique liquid formula contains a powerful combination of herbs and other natural ingredients that help provide immediate immune support. There are times when special targeted immune support can help you maintain a healthy body.
Probiotics help boost immunity through the gut which houses over 70% of our immune response. We love Probiotic 30 BU, Florajen-3, and Saccromyces Boullardi on a daily basis for immunity, vitamin B manufacturing in the gut, vitamin K production, antibiotic defense, and help for indigestion, gas and bloating and to get rid of stubborn yeast and candida. Antibiotics, Alcohol, splenda, high carb diet, stress, corticosteroids, and being over 50 all deplete your gut of beneficial healthy bacteria. Rule of thumb: EVERYONE BENEFITS BY TAKING PROBIOTICS EVERY DAY!
Vitamin D has emerged as the "star supplement". It plays a key role in the proper absorption of calcium for strong bones and teeth and has been shown to support colon, breast, prostate, ovarian, heart and colorectal health. It also supports a health immune system in adults. Liqui-D3 provides cholecalciferol, a highly bioavailable form of Vitamin D, in a palatable and nutritious olive oil base.
Take Care of your Skin
Be aware of the ingredients in your skin care.....why not try out our LabNaturals Affordable Non Toxic Skin Care line? It's preservative-free, dye free and the simple SAFE way to beautiful skin!
Balance your hormones!
Hormones are at the base of anyone’s health foundation and are easy to test at home!
Our in home combo test kit combines both saliva and blood spot test collection materials in an all-in-one kit, allowing for a single, comprehensive report. Putting saliva and blood spot test materials together in one combination kit makes it convenient to collect hormones from the three major glandular systems - reproductive, thyroid, and adrenal - on the same day at the optimal time.
Be aware of your symptoms, get educated and be proactive about your health!
Murray Avenue Apothecary wishes you a Happy and Healthy New Year! We look forward to helping you achieve optimal health!
To a New Year and a New You,