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Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

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Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

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TOPIC: SUPPLEMENT ESSENTIALS

The most common diseases of our culture are

rooted in poor self care. The body always wants to

go toward health. It can take a lifetime for a

degenerative disease to be fatal. It takes far less time

to heal. And, that which can keep us well can heal

  1. Using a balanced program of good health

strategies ensures health over time. – Siri Khalsa

 

Supplement

Essentials

Supplement

Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country.

Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

There are 100s of health problems in our country.

Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

 

Supplement Essentials

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent,

we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to

nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored

by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist

Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we

are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the

seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under

most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure,

in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or

regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply

and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements

available today are discussed.

You may be asking, “What are these seven syndromes?”

We called Marcia Zimmerman and put the question to her.

NN: Marcia, please tell our readers about the seven

syndromes highlighted in your new book.

MZ: That’s an essential starting point, isn’t it? They

are: 1) The Stress Syndrome; 2) The Metabolic Syndrome;

3) The Cardiovascular Syndrome; 4) The Immune

Syndrome; 5) The Malabsorption Syndrome; 6) The

Hormone Syndrome; and 7) The Osteo Syndrome.

These seven categories encompass hundreds of health

problems in our modern world. The conditions are preventable

and subject to cure. However,

left untreated, they worsen

and are eventually fatal, the

cause of premature death.

NN: What would you like

us to take away from reading

the book?

MZ: The answer to that

is threefold. First, Jayson and

I wanted to set a standard to

identify and describe each of

the body’s major biological

syndrome categories. Secondly,

we wanted to accurately

describe how the body functions and then point out the

connection among corresponding major syndromes.

Finally, we wanted to tell readers something about the

countless measures that can be taken when trying to

achieve and maintain good health. This includes lifestyle

strategies, dietary consciousness, supplementation, and

some other areas that we describe in detail.

NN: Thank you, Marcia. This book is clearly a passionate

endeavor and is an invaluable resource for our readers.

In this issue of Nutrition News, we’re going to outline the

seven syndromes and highlight some of the lifestyle and

supplement recommendations you mentioned.

Marcia Zimmerman, CN

 

The Stress Syndrome

Stress is considered by many to be the basis of all

disease. However, any stressful situation that

can be quickly addressed won’t pose a significant health threat

over time. Of course, this excludes the effects of poor diet.

Many of us turn to nutritionally empty “comfort foods” during

times of stress, making a bad situation worse.

It is chronic psychological stress that causes us to feel “stressed

out”. This type of stress persists over time and manifests in

many chronic health problems, including anxiety disorders,

depression, headaches, sleep disturbances, poor memory,

and fatigue. The basic strategies for effective stress management

are:

  1. Eliminate the stress.
  2. Exercise to balance the mind and body.
  3. Be mindful, meditate or pray, and relax.
  4. Eat lots of fresh whole foods.
  5. Supplement with appropriate nutrients.

Supplements for Relieving Chronic Stress

The most important first step in any supplement program

is a multivitamin-mineral formula with high levels of natural

carotenoids and vitamins A, C, and E. It has been shown

that stress cannot be adequately countered by food intake alone.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) supports the body against large

amounts of free radicals produced by stress. Although ALA is

synthesized by our bodies, quantities are not sufficient for

antioxidant therapy. Supplemented, it has the ability to target

both fat- and water-based tissues and to recycle other antioxidants

such as glutathione and CoQ10. It alleviates age-related

memory problems, plus improves energy, vision, and skin.

S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) can counter various

mental effects of stress. SAMe is known for its ability to alleviate

depression. It also helps improve age-related memory

irregularities, regulates mood, combats fatigue, contributes

to healthier joints, helps improve liver health, and aids in

pain management.

The Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome, formerly known as

“Syndrome X”, describes numerous conditions

that can increase a person’s risk for coronary heart disease,

stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. These conditions include

obesity, high blood pressure, poor blood fat profile, and

abnormal blood sugar (glucose) metabolism. Five criteria

have been established to identify the syndrome. The presence

of three of the five justifies the diagnosis.

 

1Ms Zimmerman is also the author of the highly acclaimed The A.D.D. Solution, plus Eat Your Colors, The Anti-Aging Solution, and 7-Color Cuisine.

2Readers, please note that this book is absolutely packed with wonderful information, including extensive supplementation recommendations. You can refer to the text for an in-depth examination.

A small number of these books are currently available through the natural products store, distributed by NOW. The book will be available to the general public early in 2007.

 

 

  • Waist measurement of 40.16 inches in men

and 34.65 inches in women

  • High serum triglycerides (150 mg/dL)
  • High blood pressure (130/85 mm Hg)
  • Low HDL (good) cholesterol (less than 40mg/dL

in men and less than 50mg/dL in women)

  • High fasting serum glucose (greater than 110mg/dL)

Supplements for Countering

Metabolic Syndrome

The supplements listed under stress are also applicable here.

Additional support includes the following:

Chromium is a trace mineral essential to the metabolism of

carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It has also been shown to

improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is an omega-6 fatty acid

that is touted as a weight loss support. Studies show it helps

to burn stored fat and preserve lean muscle mass.

Milk Thistle (Silymarin) is important for liver health. It

promotes general detoxification so that metabolism can function

properly. Should one want to overcome alcoholism or

other chemical dependencies, milk thistle helps the liver rid

the body of toxins.

Gymnema Sylvestre helps improve blood sugar levels. It is

linked to lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and promoting

weight loss. It shows particular promise for the Type 2

diabetes population.

Protein powder can provide the body with enough protein

to ensure that basic biological requirements are met. For those

who live with hypoglycemia (low levels of blood glucose),

adequate protein intake is particularly important.

The Cardiovascular Syndrome

This syndrome involves the heart and any risk

factors that put an otherwise healthy heart

at risk. High blood pressure combined with high levels of

total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol as well as low HDL

cholesterol are also early warning signs. In this chapter of

7-Syndrome Healing, there are five steps each related to a

group of risk factors that make up the cardiovascular syndrome.

We will look at three of the five steps.

  1. Managing blood lipids: (Lipids are biologically active fats

and fatty compounds.) Deviations in lipid metabolism are the primary

links between the metabolic and cardiovascular syndromes.

Policosanol supports the cardiovascular system by decreasing

the amount of LDL cholesterol while increasing ratio of

HDL-to-LDL. It also reduces excess buildup of smooth muscle

in artery walls, preventing narrowing of the arteries.

Garlic contains allicin shown to stop blood platelets from

becoming sticky and clogging the arteries. Garlic has also

been shown to protect artery walls from free radical damage.

Plus, garlic helps the liver to metabolize cholesterol.

  1. Protecting the arteries:We now know that the cells of the

arteries can be involved in an inflammatory process in which our

own immune cells bombard us with “friendly fire”.

Red yeast rice prevents the liver from producing cholesterol,

helps manage triglyceride levels, and has an anti-inflammatory

effect. All of these actions help protect the arteries.

Omega-3 fish oils are needed to carry out many biological

functions. Numerous studies show that omega-3 essential

fatty acids help to lower cholesterol, support immune system

function, reduce inflammation, promote healthy skin, and may

even be beneficial in treating mental and neurological disorders.

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that inhibits the oxidation

of LDL cholesterol which also protect the arteries.

  1. Heart energetics: This is of major importance in

reversing Cardiovascular Syndrome. Not only are electrolytes

such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium important

to optimum heart and blood vessel function, they are

vital to the life force energy of the trillions of cells in the body.

Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to aid in cholesterol

management. It improves the quality of heart cells and blood

vessels and also produces the energy needed for healthy blood

pressure and rhythmical heart contractions.

Magnesium assists in the production of cellular energy and

helps strengthen and condition the cardiovascular system.

Without proper magnesium levels, the heart is unable to put

its energy supply to use.

Hawthorn contains a powerful group of antioxidants known

as vitexin. Studies show this herbal substance can help increase

blood flow to the heart by countering arterial narrowing.

The Immune Syndrome

Chronic stress and inflammation, which are

key factors in the other syndromes, have a

significant impact on the all-important immune system.

Chronic inflammation taxes the body and ultimately jeopardizes

immune health. Supplement recommendations address

chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, acute inflammation

and infection, and allergies and asthma.

A multivitamin-mineral, alpha lipoic acid, omega-3 oils,

vitamin E, and magnesium are all important to immune

function. Other specifics include:

Selenium is an antioxidant trace mineral that shields cells

from free radical-induced oxidation. This is especially important

when an autoimmune-threatening virus enters the body.

When this happens, selenium levels become repressed, allowing

the virus to reproduce quickly. Selenium supplements

renew the necessary defenses to fight this process. In addition,

selenium spares vitamin E, extending its antioxidant action

in the body.

NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), a stabilized form of the amino

acid L-cysteine, initiates the activity of glutathione, one of the

body’s powerful antioxidant enzymes. When your body recognizes

a foreign invader, NAC dispatches glutathione to escort

these threatening free radicals to the liver where they can be safely

excreted. NAC can be used therapeutically for immune system

support and to promote lung and respiratory health.

Vitamin C is essential to any supplement program, and

thus to immune system function. It has healing, cell-protecting,

and immune-boosting properties.

The Malabsorption Syndrome

The digestive system is absolutely paramount

to health. After all, if we can’t digest food

and absorb its nutrients, how can we sustain health? Malabsorption

is a general term for poor digestion, microbe overgrowth,

and abnormalities in gut mucosa. Poor digestion can result

from lack of digestive enzymes, organ dysfunction, illness, or

stress. Stress actually has a significant effect on digestion and

nutrient absorption.

 

Bibliography

  • Kroner. J & Zimmerman, M. (2006). 7-Syndrome

Healing. Nutrition Solution Publishing, Chico, CA.

Unfortunately, many chronic and degenerative diseases have

been linked to changes in intestinal microflora. These include

irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease,

including celiac, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis. Additionally,

autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and

ankylosing spondylitis have also been linked to intestinal

microflora. Fortunately, there are measures we can take to

restore a healthy balance of microflora in our intestines.

Acidophilus is a single celled member of the probiotic family.

This “good” bacteria helps the body maintain a beneficial

digestive environment by eliminating harmful bacteria and

increasing nutrient absorption. [There are also probiotic combinations

with up to 12 lactic acid strains considered even

more effective than acidophilus alone. Ed.]

Acid Redux-TM is mentioned here by name because it is a

unique, patented digestive supplement. It is helpful to people

who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.

Acid Redux helps to control the production and release of

hydrochloric stomach acids (which can travel into the esophagus

and cause painful burning and damage). It is also helpful

for heartburn, poor digestion, peptic ulcers, and stomach lining

support.

Digestive enzymes are special enzymes that are produced

only to digest food. Sometimes our bodies do not make sufficient

amounts to thoroughly digest what we eat. We can take

an oral digestive formula to effectively replace our missing

enzymes. The formulas can be animal, plant, or microbial.

The products have specific functions. Read the label to ascertain

which meets your particular needs.

The Hormone Syndrome

Hormones and the systems that produce them

interact so closely with the complex neurological

system that it is difficult to describe one without the

other. Although we think mainly of the sex hormones when

the word hormone is mentioned, there are actually five classes

of hormones. Of these, the sex hormones are classified as

steroid hormones. They include the familiar estrogens, androgens,

and other hormones derived from cholesterol, including

vitamin D. The other four classes are: systemic hormones,

stored in the glands that secrete them and released into general

circulation; paracrine hormones released to be used by an adjacent

organ; autocrine hormones released in the cell that uses

them; neurotransmitter hormones released in the brain and

central nervous system.

Our authors provide a general discussion of hormones and

then focus on premenstrual syndrome, menopause, and andropause

and virility. We’ll take a look at PMS and its relevant

supplementation program.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Surveys suggest that 50-80 percent of women experience

PMS symptoms at some time during their reproductive years.

Commonly reported symptoms include bloating, breast tenderness,

sleep abnormalities, and mood swings. Diet plays a big

role in PMS and the worst cases usually occur among women

with the poorest diets. Foods that should be avoided include

sugar, alcohol, caffeine, tea, cigarettes, red meats, salt and highsodium

foods, and dairy products. Also stay away from cold

foods (which shut down circulation, adding to cramping) and

sugary foods which contribute to every PMS symptom.

A multivitamin-mineral, omega-3 oils, vitamin E, magnesium,

and vitamin C are all important to obtaining and maintaining

a healthy body. The following nutrients target PMS.

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus castus) is considered by some

practitioners to be the single most important plant for the

treatment of PMS. Chaste tree berries stimulate the hypothalamus

to increase lutenizing hormone. In turn, this hormone

acts on the ovaries to increase progesterone during the second

phase of the menstrual cycle. Low progesterone production

and high estrogen levels are PMS markers in many women.

Using Vitex to increase the ratio of progesterone to estradiol

can be important to PMS management.

Vitamin B6 in addition to the amount found in one’s multimay

be needed. A vital coenzyme for many bodily functions,

B6 is heavily involved in the regulation of hormones.

The Osteo Syndrome

The skeletal system is literally our foundation.

Elegant and even beautiful, it is one of the

most neglected and misunderstood body systems. Thus, we

find the Osteo Syndrome is the last syndrome examined in

7-Syndrome Healing. It is imperative to properly nourish and

maintain our skeleton if we are to prevent osteoarthritis, bone

loss, and joint pain. Again remembering the basic supplements,

be sure to add these to keep your bones strong.

Calcium and magnesium in sufficient amounts are indispensable

to a healthy skeletal system.

Glucosamine is a natural amino sugar that the body uses to

build, maintain and restore cartilage. Chondroitin Sulfate neutralizes

several of the enzymes responsible for cartilage deterioration.

This powerful combination has been found in numerous

studies to help deliver vital compounds and fluids that help

cushion bones. Also, they have been helpful in treating arthritis,

muscle strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back pain.

Exercise provides regular movement, the most important

gift you can give yourself and your bones. Don’t you wish you

could get it from a supplement?

Clearly, we have just scratched the surface of the information

presented in 7-Syndrome Healing. Any person committed

to achieving, restoring and/or maintaining optimal health can

use this text as a comprehensive resource. It is important to

note that when it comes to supplementation, follow the recommended

guidelines and check with your physician to

ensure that the supplement program you choose doesn’t interfere

with prescription medications.

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Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .

 

Suupplement_Essentials_Cover IMAGE

Supplement Essentials

There are 100s of health problems in our country. Their roots are found in 7 syndromes.

There are dietary strategies we can use.

  • What are the 7 basic categories of disease we face today?
  • What 5 critical steps can we take to prevent them?
  • How many ways can we heal our bodies if we’re in jeopardy?

“ In wilderness is the preservation of the World. . . . From the forest and wilderness

come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. . . . ” — Henry David Thoreau

In a time when health challenges seem so prevalent, we are wise to take Thoreau’s advice and turn to nature. In her latest book, 7-Syndrome Healing (coauthored by Jayson Kroner), well known author and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman uses this quote to illustrate that we are blessed with everything we need for lifelong health.1

In 7-Syndrome Healing, Marcia has categorized the seven major degenerative diseases of our time. Under most circumstances, these disease states are preventable.

Following the health rule that what prevents will cure, in this book we go on an in-depth journey to sustain or regain our health. The authors explain each syndrome simply and offer a specific supplement program. More than

130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements available today are discussed.

Based on a new book by Marcia Zimmerman, CN

Look inside and read more. . . .