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Dr. Cindy Collins, Ph.D, R.D, CSO, LD/N

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Sambucus

Sambucus in both forms shown here is the genus for the flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae. The common name is elderberry. There are many claims made for elderberry and there is some chemistry known about these claims that could substantiate it if there were more conclusive studies. What we can be certain of is the increase in cytokines, the decrease in inflammation and the existence of flavanoids and anthocyanins, all possibly helping with cold, flu and the discomfort of swelling nasal passages. Caution: may have additive effects with diuretics and laxatives.

Sambucus

Arnicare- Cream homeopathic medicine

Arnicare contains arnica, aka arnica montana. It has evidence for use with osteoarthritis and bruising; it has claims for many types of inflammation. Do not take pure, oral, on open cuts. Caution: it can enhance blood thinners.

Sombra- Warm therapy natural pain relieving gel

Sombra has camphor and menthol and is an amazing agent for muscle and other pain. Check on a patch of skin first to test for allergic reactions and make sure you do not apply directly after a shower - it is a warm therapy. Keep out of reach from children; it causes harm if ingested.

Natural Pain Relief-Zyflamend

Feedback from dozens of patients over the past several years confirms relief of pain, especially associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia and otherwise labelled diffuse pain. This product contains the anti-inflammatory turmeric and rosemary oil. The blend of ingredients seems to open up the microcirculation which enhances pain relief. Testimonies make it a product I recommend often. Take it with food if you are prone to reflux.

Spearmint for Mental Focus

Spearmint tea has been shown to enhance cognition - focus, concentration, memory. This product contains the amount shown in studies to be of benefit, 900 mg. Life Extension Magazine (2018) summarizes research indicating that spearmint can give you the same immediate boost as caffeine for working and spatial memory, yet without the stimulant effect. For benefits like concentration and attention, the effects were longer-lasting. The spearmint polyphenols were useful in sleep as well. These are studies with a small number of participants, yet significant results. see www.lef.com

 

 

 

 

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