We are reminding our HU-Healthy followers of all the joys and health of YOGA.
For those who believe it is “too slow, a waste of time, or not a results lending exercise. Try it for one month, faithfully, and you just may change your mind. You can start with a less intense practice, Hatha or Iynegar, a slow flow or Bikram, Power, or Vinyasa, more intensity and challenging. Yoga is an enduring mind-body practice. You can do yoga with limited start up investment. Practice in your living room, bedroom, garage or basement. Start simple if you are newbie, with a single Lotus, Shavasana, Sukhasana or Sidhasana pose for 10 minutes and work your way up. Yoga practice helps your breathing, meditation/focus, stretches muscles, increases strength, range of motion, flexibility and so much more. Yoga increases the awareness of body.
Sometimes we need power and sometimes we need a soothing candlelit class. It’s all possible with YOGA.
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I have been using HUmineral for several months. I am the ripe young age of 68. These minerals are powerful. I take the pills and liquid internally as well as the zeolite and can see and feel the cleansing. I feel more fed. I don’t eat food. I primarily drink all my nutrients in a blender, opening pills and crushing all my supplements to a liquid. I use the skin spray on my face, hair and hands and bottom of my feet for dry cracked heels. I could not believe the anti-aing benefits. I have been in skin care my whole life and not seen such results. It literally tightened my skin.
JSG – Beverly Hills, CA
HEALTHY Body – HEALTHY Mind – HEALTHY Spirit
Time to get moving and healthier ….at our own healthy pace.
When a new year ushers in, we make resolutions and changes – often short lived. For me, HEALTHY is moment, minute, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly … a life long LIFESTYLE routine! Not a change we make first of year or first of June, just in time for summer. I am often approached with the question “what do I do to stay healthy and fit”? In a word MINDSET, but if I had one action word of advice …. it would be, do YOGA. I would do it everyday if there was no other exercise I practiced regularly. We thought we would start the new year reminding and sharing again the joy and health of YOGA (mind, body, soul).
For those of you who believe it is “too slow, a waste of time, or not a results lending exercise benefit. Try it for one month, faithfully, and you just may change your mind. You can start with a less intense practice, Hatha or Iynegar, a slow flow or Bikram, Power, or Vinyasa, more intensity and challenging. Yoga is an enduring mind-body practice. You can do yoga with limited start up investment. Do it in your living room, bedroom, garage or basement. Start simple if you are newbie, with a single Lotus, Shavasana, Sukhasana or Sidhasana pose for 10 minutes and work your way up. Yoga practice helps your breathing, meditation/focus, stretches muscles, increases strength, range of motion, flexibility and so much more. Yoga made me more aware of my body. Practicing mostly at the end of my day, helped erase the days business and shifted me into my evening mode activity. During a class, almost every pose grabs me, from tree to handstand. I do various classes at different times to fit my mood, and challenge my body and practice. My favorite poses after practice are shavasana and balasana, a treat. Sometimes we need power and sometimes we need a soothing candlelit class. It’s all possible with yoga.
SKIN | HAIR | BODY
Want to repair, protect, hydrate and nourish your skin, hair and body?
Internal | External
2016 is almost in our rear view mirror. Our final HU-Healthy Share of the year takes a look at Dr. Josh Axe’s 7th reason why HUMIC MINERAL.
“Evidence suggests HUmic Acid Mineral can help protect skin, treat wounds and irritations caused by conditions such as eczema, bug bites, scrapes and rashes associated with fungus/microbes. A study published in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigative Dermatology found that HUmic/fulvic Acid MINERAL supplementation significantly improved symptoms associated with eczema, even compared to other eczema treatments.”
HUmic/fulvic MINERAL has been used as a total body and skin remedy to not only nourish and hydrate externally, but for rash remedy to help treat poison ivy, poison oak, viral infections, spider bites and athlete’s foot. While this benefit is based more on anecedotal evidence than clinical studies, it makes sense considering HUmic/fulvic MINERAL improves circulation and immunity while lowering pain and susceptibility to infections.
GO HERE for information on LEAKY GUT and IMMUNE FUNCTION.
Daily combat Skin Damage between Facials: The beautiful benefit of HUmineral HUmic Hydration Mineral Tonic Spray for Face, Hair, Skin, and total body are the HUmates. A moisturizing, topical toner treatment loaded with polyphenols, wide spectrum antioxidants and electrolytes (MINERALS), delivering nutrition to support a healthy dermal texture and appearance, while supporting stressed skin, promoting regeneration and a pH balance aiding reduced inflammation. The most important minerals for increasing collagen are zinc and magnesium, found in HUmineral Humic Hydration. May be used to soften appearance of scars, smooth appearance of fine lines and other effects of natural aging process on face, neck and degligee’/body. Aides: tone, brightness, wrinkles, lines, circles, sun damage, use over/under make-up to set/prime, detoxifier to skin. Can use on burns, rashes, itch, entire body – head to toe, morning or evening! Healthy skin, our largest organ. A lift without the downtime, bottled.
REGENERATE | RECHARGE | REFRESH
Hair Care Deeper Conditioning: Provides penetrating hydration to promote healthy strong hair. Rich in magnesium and sulfur, crucial for healthy hair and nails. Great for daily, beach, sun, tan, everyday, all year round.
Eczema is somewhat a common skin disorder today. It causes dry, red, itchy skin that can blister or crack. Eczema is generally caused by an allergic response to foods, chemicals, or other substances such as perfumes or soaps. Also, this initial sensitivity can be caused by poor digestion, conditions like leaky gut syndrome, also stress, heredity, medications, and immune deficiencies can contribute to eczema and dermatitis. Rashes can vary; small redish bumps that appear on skin as hives and raised, white or yellow bumps red and inflamed. You may experience sensitivity and itching. This can be for many reasons, allergen, clothing, home chemicals, medications, etc.
You can use essential oils topically, that may help improve irritated skin rashes, such lavender which is my favorite, but also rose and geranium.
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Clinical Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. 2011; 4: 145-148. PMCID: PMC3173016 – Published, Sept. 8, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbohydrate derived fulvic acid (CHD-FA) in the treatment of eczema in patients two years and older.
In this single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group comparative study, 36 volunteers with predetermined eczema were randomly assigned to receive either the study drug or placebo twice daily for four weeks.
All safety parameters remained within normal limits, with no significant differences in either group. Significant differences were observed for both severity and erythema in the placebo and CHD-FA treated groups, and a significant difference was observed for scaling in the placebo-treated group. With regard to the investigator assessment of global response to treatment, a significant improvement was observed in the CHD-FA group when compared with the placebo group. A statistically significant decrease in visual analog scale score was observed in both groups, when comparing the baseline with the final results.
CHD-FA was well tolerated, with no difference in reported side effects other than a short-lived burning sensation on application. CHD-FA significantly improved some aspects of eczema. Investigator assessment of global response to treatment with CHD-FA was significantly better than that with emollient therapy alone. The results of this small exploratory study suggest that CHD-FA warrants further investigation in the treatment of eczema.
Nourish | Hydrate
Internal and external
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HUmic Health from HUmineral:
Diana’s Testimony, Oregon
Internal and External Health
My Personal Experience
- I work at a vitamin store and have for about 20 years. I am 63 years old, our store started carrying HUmineral brand, and as you know all the companies have great info about their product, but does it really deliver. I had a phone conversation with Candice and company and expressed all the things going on with me, tired, tired I could barely finish the day. I had some swelling and pain INFLAMMATION & PAIN, in my fingers and just sick and tired. They suggested me to start taking about 6 capsules of the HUmineral Humic Raw Powder Capsule minerals for a week or so and then cut back as I felt the product working. OMG my energy soared, my energy is great, the swelling in my fingers is gone down and I feel amazing, It almost makes me cry to think how terrible I felt. I am getting back my life and am so grateful that these products do deliver and are a miracle to me. I use the skin spray for face/hair and even started using it on my legs where I have psoriasis, the results are significant. Their literature is great. Thank you very much, Candice, you’re an angel in my eyes.
Another SKIN health success story from one of our many satisfied customers. – Diana
I have worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years, and I’ve never seen/experienced such a great product. A girl came in our store and pointed to her lip, and I said what are you pointing out? She said I have all these cold sores and I work in the food industry and I can’t go to work until they’re gone. I remember Candice telling me about cold sores but I wasn’t remembering. So I called her and she told me the protocol again. I told the girl to use HUminerals raw liquid and capsules together as paste and leave it on her lip, she told me it wasn’t in her budget to buy them. As she was leaving the store, she said I’m just going to try it, I need to go back to work. Well I didn’t see her for about a month or so and she came up to the counter and was buying HUmineral product again, she said, “do you remember me”, I didn’t. She used the HUmineral products, applied it to the lip also and within one (1) day it was 60% gone, the next day even better. It was completely gone in five days. She has been affected by cold sores often and had never seen this kind of results from a product. She was beyond happy.
Its that time of year again, when we travel near and far to be with family, friends, and loved ones. Family is the first institution. Family can be the neighbors next door, down the street, 3000 miles away, the co-worker you befriended 20 years ago, the stylist who made you gorgeous for your wedding, the client who knows everything about you. Whether adopted, foster, step, half, started as a friend and turned into a sister, started as the handyman and became Uncle Bob, ah, the list is endless. Family is that warm special feeling we have when we connect with someone. Whether the families we are born into or those we collect along the way, enjoy this special time of year and remember to focus on and celebrate all the good blessings, now and always.
Paul, Ana, Roro, thank you for staying supportive and connected through the years, your constant, unwavering presence no matter the challenge or the distance.
Your energy and support is always felt. My heart is full. Thank you!
HUmineral Healthy Share – The Mission is Health
Improved Energy & Reduced Pain
In our last HU-Healthy Share we discussed INFLAMMATION and FREE RADICALS. This month we continue with another one of Dr.Josh Axe’s seven positives for using HUmic Acid MINERAL.
HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL partakers have reported improvement in energy levels, (likely due to the increased detoxification benefits of HUmic Mineral), which lowers levels of inflammation and free radical damage, and provides higher intake of electrolytes and key nutrients. HUmic Acid MINERALs major benefits, a powerful electrolyte, and rich with poly-phenols (antioxidants). This is the major reason HUmic Acid Mineral is so relevant to improved health overall and HUmineral’s mission to make all aware.
Inflammation has been found to be associated with just about every health condition. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints, heart disease is inflammation of the arteries. Instead of taking medication to reduce joint pain or lower cholesterol, we would be better served by reducing inflammation in the body overall. A diet high in antioxidants (HUmic Acid provides antioxidants), help reduce damage caused by inflammation.
“Dr. Tanya Edwards, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, writes that inflammation is now recognized as the underlying basis of a significant number of diseases. Although inflammation has long been known to play a role in allergic diseases like asthma, arthritis and Crohn’s disease, Edwards says, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and Parkinson’s disease may all be related to chronic inflammation in the body.
There’s some evidence that HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERALs electrolytes can help reduce swelling, decrease inflammation, soothe and relax muscles, and improve circulation. Electrolyte imbalance can cause these symptoms to worsen.
“According to research done by Doctors Across Borders, studies have found that as a natural and organic electrolyte, HUmic Acid MINERALs activate and energize nearly every biological process in the body. An electrolyte is soluble in water and works by conducting electrical currents, reducing cell mutation and helping cells survive in the face of damage caused by things like emotional stress, uncontrolled infections, unbalanced diet, prolonged loss of sleep and surgical shocks.”
Electrolytes are nutrients (or minerals), found within bodily fluids; urine, blood, sweat. They have many important functions; regulate your heartbeat, allows muscle flow/contraction for mobility. The major electrolytes within the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate, and chloride. Electrolytes are given their name because they literally have an “electrical charge.” They separate into positive and negative sending signals to one another by a process of chemical exchanges, both outside and inside of your cells/body. These crucial nutrients help stimulate nerves throughout the body and balance fluid levels. An electrolyte imbalance can cause a variety of serious negative symptoms.
We uptake electrolytes by eating different foods and drinking certain fluids. You lose electrolytes via exercise, sweating, urinating.
Here are some Major Electrolytes and their roles:
Calcium: assists muscle contractions, nerve signaling, blood clotting, cell division, and forming/maintaining bones and teeth.
Potassium: assists stability of blood pressure levels, regulating heart contractions, helping with muscle functions.
Magnesium: a must for muscle contractions, proper heart rhythms, nerve functioning, bone-building and strength, digestion, stable protein-fluid balance, aids calmness.
Sodium: aids maintenance of fluid balance, needed for muscle contractions, and aids with nerve signaling.
Chloride: maintains fluid balance
Time to Reboot?
CLEANSE | DETOX | ENERGY | STAMINA
HEALTHY pH | HEALTHY THYROID | HEALTHY JOINT/MUSCLE
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I have just returned from visiting customers in the mid West (Missouri, Nebraska and Chicago). I like to explore in my travels. This trip was all about “WATER”. I discovered I love FLOATING. Floating is being submerged in 96 degree water filled with 890lbs of Epson mineral salts (depending on facility). Light soothing music plays in the distance in a dim to completely dark environment (at your control). Completely relaxing, especially when it is not bed time, is extremely difficult for me. Within 10 minutes I was sound asleep. I could NOT believe it! The room is completely sound and lightproof, providing the ultimate conditions for mind/body relaxation. Since there is no sensory stimulus for your brain to process, the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) activates, which is associated with promoting healing, regeneration and nourishment for the body, and up-regulating the immune system of the body.
I took 3 Humic Mineral Vegetarian Capsules prior to entering the tank. During the experience of floating, the Epsom salt helps reduce inflammation, improves skin problems, increases blood flow and soothes the muscles and aching limbs, like HUmic Acid MINERAL. The experience of floating encourages deep relaxation which produces significant physical and mental benefits. When my session was complete, I felt very light ….as if my body were 50lbs lighter. I met my sister for dinner shortly afterwards, and she commented my skin was glowing. I will definitely be a regular Floater. Floating and being on a Jet Ski have been a few of this summers highlights thus far.
A Place to Float:
A hygienic environment is important to me when working out. I found Evanston Float Center (EFC) facilities to be impeccable. Friendly service and patient explaining the process and procedures. They also offer massage therapy before or after your float. Arrive early for your appointment as you will need to shower before entering tank and afterwards. EFC provides soap, shampoo, conditioner, earplugs, head rest for the float, towels, etc. You may want to check locations for specifics, they differ in services, prices and facility prep.
EVANSTON FLOAT CENTER – 800 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202 – 224-714-3040
As we enter summers last month, with vacation travels tapering, HU-Healthy series continues our highlight of Dr. Josh Axe’s top seven reasons why HUmic Acid MINERAL.
I just finished a 3-state customer visit trip to the Midwest. As I sat in airports and boarded planes, I was reminded of the daily planet pollutions we take in and the free radicals we are exposed to daily. Great timing, as we look at FREE RADICAL DAMAGE AND INFLAMMATION and how HUmic Acid MINERAL is an effective antioxidant and electrolyte.
We all have FREE RADICALS living inside of us. “They have roles for fighting pathogens (pathogens or infectious agents are a biological agent that causes disease or illness to its host), supplying energy and regulating hormones. However, too many FREE RADICALs, speeds up the aging process and results in disease formation. The combination of our exposure to environmental pollutants, low nutrient intake, and harmful activities like smoking, too much UV light exposure and eating processed foods (a major cause of weight gain), has created a big problem in regard to raising free radical damage. Body weight is impacted not only by what people eat and how much they exercise, but also by our lifestyle and environment.”
HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL contains antioxidants that counter the effects of free radicals and also help detoxify the body of many toxins that contribute to the problem: chemicals used in agriculture, radioactive waste and heavy metals, for example. It also helps extend the permeability and life of cells by providing electrolytes that have numerous functions within the heart, muscles, brain and digestive tract.
A Little More on Gut Health –
America’s culture of prescription drugs plays a role in weight management – and also affects gut health. Antibiotics, are the most-prescribed medication in America. Nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half, on two. Antidepressants are the second-most prescribed drug in the U.S., and many of those drugs have been linked to weight gain.
Antibiotics contribute to weight gain and other health issues, such as LEAKY GUT SYNDROME and ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, thanks to their effect on gut health. Antibiotics are prescribed to rid the body of bad bacteria. However, in the process, they wipe out the good bacteria, this is why antibiotics can be dangerous. Good bacteria, also known as probiotics, are integral to GOOD GUT HEALTH and maintaining a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria.
** See HUmineral’s BLOG, March edition HU-Healthy Share on “Got a GOOD GUT”.
2014 Jun;24(2):106-12. doi: 10.3109/08982104.2013.839998. Epub 2013 Oct 21.
The impact of HUmic and Fulvic Acids on the dynamic properties of Liposome Membranes: the ESR method.
1Institute of Physics, Opole University , Opole , Poland .
This paper presents the results of research on the influence of two fractions of humic substances (HS): fulvic acids (FA) and humic acids (HA), as a function of concentration, on the liposome membranes formed from egg yolk lecithin (EYL). The concentration of HS in relation to EYL changed from 0% to 10% by weight. The influence of HS on various areas of membranes: interphase water-lipid, in the lipid layer just below the polar part of the membrane and in the middle of the lipid bilayer, was investigated by different spin labels (TEMPO, DOXYL 5, DOXYL 16). The study showed that HA slightly decreased the fluidity of the analyzed membranes on the surface layer, while FA significantly liquidated the center of the lipid bilayer. The strong effect of both fractions of HS on the concentration of free radicals as a function of time was also described.
Free Radicals and Antioxidants in normal Physiological Functions and Human Disease.
- 1Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovakia.
With summer in full swing we continue our HU-Healthy series highlighting Dr. Josh Axe’s top seven reasons why to use HUmic Acid MINERAL.
In the last few HU Healthy Shares, we learned how HUmic Acid MINERAL is good for digestion, a good gut, collagen and improving energy. This month we look at DETOXIFICATION with HUmic Acid MINERAL and Zeolite Detox.
Within the environment, HUmic/fulvic Acid MINERAL is found not only in soil and rocks, but also streams, lakes and ocean water. HUmic Acids form complexes with ions that are commonly found in the environment, creating tight HUmic colloid bonds that help with water filtering, agriculture processes and detoxification. The presence of carboxylate and phenolates within HUmic Acids gives them the ability to act like natural chelators, which means they form chemical complexes that are important for regulating bioavailability of metal ions like iron, calcium, magnesium and copper within the human body and environment.
Studies have found that HUmic Acids have ion-selective electrodes that can be used for attracting heavy metals – even for filtering soils and water because they help bind to things like copper and iron. Research shows they’re even effective at geochemical processing of soils and aquatic environments at much lower concentrations than other types of compounds.
Chelation therapy is considered an alternative medicine for removing “heavy metals” and toxins from the body.
Why would someone experience heavy metal toxicity? Heavy metals are more common than you think. If you have mercury fillings in your teeth, been vaccinated to prevent various diseases, eat farm-raised fish, consume foods that are grown in foreign countries (like China) that are not organic, been treated with radiation or chemotherapy treatments, in essence if you are breathing, you’re likely experiencing some heavy metal toxicity.
Chelation therapy involves a chemical solution called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), which is administered into the body – usually directly injected into the bloodstream – so it can bind with excess minerals. Once bound to “toxins” in the body, EDTA helps detox the body, by removing toxins before imbalances and illnesses can develop.
The Uncomplicated Daily Cleanse (no restroom issues, no diet changes, no mixing, no measuring). HUmineral Raw Liquid ZEOLITE Daily DETOX/CLEANSE, volcanic ash, forms a molecular trap that has the ability to selectively sort molecules, based on size. It is particularly well suited to capture inorganic metal ions in its lattice work structure. Zeolites have been used in industry, animal husbandry and human nutrition for decades due to this quality.
Extra Benefit: A daily detox that allows you to stay dedicated to your daily activities, without monitoring/substituting diets or restroom locale. Children to adult.
What does ZEOLITE do for the body?
The body, under normal conditions, picks up through food, the environment and various other sources of contamination, heavy metals that are not in an organic form which can be assimilated and/or excreted by the body. These metals can have toxic effects and may act as destructive free radicals. Zeolite has been shown to capture and help eliminate these inorganic metal ions through the body’s normal detoxification process.
HUmineral ZEOLITE – A Dual Benefit!
HUmineral Raw Liquid ZEOLITE is a combination product. While supplying Zeolite to help remove potentially toxic metal ions from the body, it also contains HUmates supplying some 80 MAJOR & Trace Organic MINERALS in organic form which replenish necessary minerals to the cell, restoring balance the body.
Detox – Cleanse – Energy – Focus – Stamina
Healthy pH – Healthy Thyroid – Healthy Joint/Muscle
Environ Sci Technol. 2005 Jul 15;39(14):5319-26.
Effect of HUmic and fulvic acid concentrations and ionic strength on copper and lead binding.
- 1Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Grabenstrasse 3, CH-8952 Schlieren, Switzerland. email@example.com
We investigated the influence of humic and fulvic acid concentration (in the range of 1-1000 mg/L) on the binding of the two trace metals Cu(II) and Pb(II). The ability of the non-ideal competitive adsorption (NICA)-Donnan model to correctly predict Cu and Pb binding at low humic or fulvic acid concentration and lower ionic strength (0.01 M NaNO3), based on model parameters obtained from experiments conducted at high humic or fulvic acid concentrations (approximately 1000 mg/L) and higher ionic strength (0.1 M NaNO3), was tested. The binding of Cu and Pb to humic and fulvic acid in 0.01 M NaNO3 was determined over wide ranges in proton and metal ion activities using three different methods: ligand exchange-adsorptive differential pulse cathodic stripping voltammetry at low humic or fulvic acid concentrations (1-3 mg/L), differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry at intermediate humic or fulvic acid concentrations (10-20 mg/L), and ion-selective electrodes at high humic or fulvic acid concentrations (approximately 1000 mg/L). The results demonstrate that binding isotherms for Cu and Pb can be measured at low humic or fulvic acid concentration using suitable voltammetric techniques. The binding isotherms for Cu and Pb to humic and fulvic acid obtained at constant pH values in the range of pH 4-8 are shown to be independent of humic and fulvic acid concentration. The NICA-Donnan model, calibrated for Cu and Pb binding using data measured at high humic and fulvic acid concentrations and an ionic strength of 0.1 M, accurately predicts Cu and Pb binding at low humic and fulvic acid concentrations and lower ionic strength (0.01 M). We conclude that NICA-Donnan parameters obtained by fitting experimental data measured with ion-selective electrodes at high humic or fulvic acid concentrations can be used for geochemical modeling of soils and aquatic environments with much lower concentrations of humic or fulvic acids.
Internal Support: Hair/Skin Glow/Nails
Humic/Fulvic Acid Mineral not only provides raw nutrients, but also transports minerals to the cell more effectively, boosting the absorption rate of the nutrients by making cell more permeable and fights inflammation within the digestive organs.
Humic mineral provides the body with an ideal form of major and trace minerals that can be easily absorbed and utilized by the body. As with anything the body doesn’t need or can’t use right away, it either stores the excess or excretes it.
Detox, pH Balance, Energy, Focus, Stamina, Joint/Muscle, Thyroid
COGNITIVE HEALTH PROTECTION
A 2011 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that humic/fulvic acid has several antioxidant, Nutriceutical properties with potential activity to protect cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease. A contributing factor to the development of cognitive disorders is free radical damage and also a type of protein called tau, but studies show that humic/fulvic acid helps lower the length of tau fibrils and their morphology, disassembling their performance and stopping disease progression. The researchers concluded that humic/fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights in the development of potential natural treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that progressively causes memory loss, dementia, and early mortality. Memory loss is caused when plaque forms in the brain. There are several theories including free radical damage, an inability to use glucose properly, vitamin deficiencies, or environmental toxins. This illness affects over half of people over 85 in the United States. The good news, there are Alzheimer’s natural treatments that can effectively improve this condition.
Healthy Food Choices For Alzheimer’s Disease
Organic, Unprocessed Foods – Make sure diet includes plenty of “real foods”. Vegetables and clean meats, fruit in moderation.
Antioxidants such as; Vitamins A, C, E – There may be some connection between free radicals and Alzheimer’s. Antioxidants help combat damage caused by free radicals. Colorful fruits/vegetables are high in antioxidants and should be consumed at every meal.
Wild-caught Fish – A great source for Omega-3 fats, DHA specifically which are critical for brain health.
Foods high in Zinc – Many people with Alzheimer’s are deficient in zinc. Foods high in zinc include pumpkin seeds, grass-fed beef, and dark chocolate.
Coconut oil – Coconut oil provides brain with ketones, brain can use instead of glucose.
Food Items to AVOID
Any food containing Toxins or Additives (processed foods) – These foods can possibly be neurotoxic. One of the causes of Alzheimer’s may be chemicals or toxins in food.
Alcohol – Alcohol is a toxin and can cause brain cells to die faster than normal.
Tap Water – Tap water may contain environmental toxins, select purified bottled water instead.
Sugar/Refined Grains – Alzheimer’s may be caused by insulin resistance, similar to diabetes, therefore keeping insulin low by eliminating sugar/refined grains an important component in maintaining brain health.
Foods packaged in Aluminum Containers – Aluminum is neurotoxic at high levels, best to avoid.
Alzheimers – Natural Healthy Remedies
1. Fish Oil high DHA (1,000mg daily), Critical for brain function/reduces inflammation.
2. Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU daily). Required for brain function.
3. CoQ10 (200mg daily), CoQ10 decreases as we age. Ubiquenol, another good option.
4. Ginkgo Biloba (120 mg daily, Improve brain circulation/memory.
5. Phosphatidylserine (300 mg daily), Improves brain cell communication.
6. Astaxanthin, carotenoid antioxidant in wild caught salmon (2-4g 2x daily), supports brain health.
J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;27(1):143-53. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110623.
Humic/Fulvic Acid inhibits aggregation and promotes disassembly of tau fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Author: 1International Center for Biomedicine (ICC), University of Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder involving extracellular plaques (amyloid-β) and intracellular tangles of tau protein. Recently, tangle formation has been identified as a major event involved in the neurodegenerative process, due to the conversion of either soluble peptides or oligomers into insoluble filaments. At present, the current therapeutic strategies are aimed at natural phytocomplexes and polyphenolics compounds able to either inhibit the formation of tau filaments or disaggregate them. However, only a few polyphenolic molecules have emerged to prevent tau aggregation, and natural drugs targeting tau have not been approved yet. Fulvic acid, a humic substance, has several nutraceutical properties with potential activity to protect cognitive impairment. In this work we provide evidence to show that the aggregation process of tau protein, forming paired helical filaments (PHFs) in vitro, is inhibited by fulvic acid affecting the length of fibrils and their morphology. In addition, we investigated whether fulvic acid is capable of disassembling preformed PHFs. We show that the fulvic acid is an active compound against preformed fibrils affecting the whole structure by diminishing length of PHFs and probably acting at the hydrophobic level, as we observed by atomic force techniques. Thus, fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights in the development of potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease using natural products.
PMID: 21785188 – [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE
Tau proteins (or τ proteins, after the Greek letter by that name) are proteins that stabilize microtubules. They are abundant in neurons of the central nervous system and are less common elsewhere, but are also expressed at very low levels in CNS astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. Pathologies and dementias of the nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease  are associated with tau proteins that have become defective and no longer stabilize microtubules properly. The tau proteins are the product of alternative splicing from a single gene that in humans is designated MAPT (microtubule-associated protein tau) and is located on chromosome 17.[3 They were discovered in 1975 in Marc Kirschners laboratory at Princeton University.