THE MANY BENEFITS OF GINGER

A long-time friend reminded me recently that I had recommended that she take Ginger tohelp with her nausea caused by radiation/chemotherapy treatments almost 20 years ago. Sheexcitedly claimed that it had really helped her and she had been meaning to thank me for years.It made me go back and review why ginger had been so effective for nausea and was shockedto find even more benefits for taking this excellent product.As mentioned Ginger is very effective in treating nausea and motion sickness. It is also veryeffective in treating morning sickness in pregnant women, nausea in post-surgery patients, andchemotherapy patients as well. Ginger has the ability to stop inflammation and is a strong antioxidant. A lot of chronic diseases are caused by or worsened by both inflammation and oxidation. The fact that Gingercan block inflammation and oxidation makes it a very valuable supplement in treating thesechronic diseases. Let’s look at a few.The anti-inflammatory effect of Ginger helps reduce pain and joint inflammation in patients with Arthritis. This helps to improve movement in these arthritic people. The powerful compounds in Ginger have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects on human and cancer cells. Ginger is not only effective as an anti-cancer supplement, but as mentioned, also reduces nausea from chemotherapy.The compounds found in Ginger with their anti-inflammatory effect also help in inhibitingand preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Ginger has been shown in studies to have a positive effecton mental abilities in healthy people.Ginger has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing and treating diabetes andheart disease and strokes. For diabetes ginger was found to reduce fasting glucose and insulinresistance. For heart disease Ginger has been shown to reduce arterial plaque, reducetriglycerides, and reduce the bad LDL cholesterol.With all of these benefits I make sure I take Ginger every day. Shouldn’t you?Ginger Root capsules are available at the Pill Box Pharmacy.​

Vitamins and Supplements That Your Senior Dog Should Be Taking​

Most of us take a vitamin or two once daily or at least think about it. But did you know that ourpets, especially our aging pets, could benefit from taking vitamins every day? As our furbabieshead into their golden years, here are a few supplements that could help them retain theirpuppy and kitten demeanor.Omega-3 Every dog and cat should be taking an Omega-3 supplement. That is always the first thing Irecommend to every pet parent. It has been shown to relieve dry itchy skin, act as an anti-inflammatory, promote heart health, decrease shedding, help with hairballs, and lubricatejoints. It comes in two forms: capsules and liquid. We carry the liquid in-store, as I have foundthat it is super easy to pump 2 pumps into my dogs’ and cats’ food bowls. Saves me from havingto chase them around the house and wrestle a capsule into their mouths. It’s completelyunscented and has shown the most results. A Senior-specific Multi-Vitamin Just like our needs change as we age, so does our pet’s needs. A multi-vitamin formulated foraging pets makes sure that they get everything they need and nothing they don’t. My 13 yearold Border Collie mix takes Senior-Vite, a multivitamin that we carry in-store. It has Selenium,which supports the immune system and is anti-cancer, Biotin for healthy skin and coat, andantioxidants that help reduce the effects of aging. She thinks she is getting a treat, little doesshe know that treat is improving her mental and physical abilities! UbiquinolLast but not least, Ubiquinol, also known as CoQ10, is essential for heart health. The heart is amuscle that can start to wear down the longer it works. CoQ10 not only improves heart healthbut aids in oral health. I try to avoid teeth cleaning for my senior dog as the anesthesia wouldhave tougher effects on her body the older she gets. Her memory has also improved sinceadding this to her daily routine. I’m no longer finding forgotten bones hidden around the yardand she is waiting by the door for breakfast every morning at 5a.m. on the dot.We love our animals and do crazy things for them. Maybe adding a vitamin or two to their foodbowl in the morning could benefit them and it is easy for you to do as well! Kimberly RedlerCertified Pet NutritionistPost Text

Coconut Oil

Has multiple health and beauty benefits: Promotes heart healthPromotes healthy cholesterol balanceIs resistant to heat, making it the healthiest oil for cooking: find out why virgin coconut oil is the best oil you can use for your healthy cooking oil and why it’s the only cooking oil we use.Promotes healthy immune response to bacterial, viral, yeast and other fungal infections, including CandidaProvides an immediate source of energy because it is easily digested and very efficiently metabolizedPromotes soft, smooth skin and naturally shiny hair Incorporating coconut oil in your diet is a very simple way to obtain multiple health and beauty benefits.​

Can Vitamin D (Sunshine) Help Stress?

It is well known that Vitamin D protects you against the flu and cancer by supporting the immune system and supporting bone growth preventing osteoporosis. New research has revealed that Vitamin D can battle the ravages of stress. When we experience stress the body produces the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol in small doses helps us deal with difficult times and is quite healthy. Too much and prolonged levels of cortisol can restrict arteries and increase blood pressure. Vitamin D can block the enzyme that is needed to make cortisol and help us avoid the damage that too much stress can cause and help in lowering blood pressure. For most people taking 5,000 IU per day will raise your Vitamin D to the optimum level.​

What is Magnesium Depletion?

Nutritional studies regularly demonstrate that a vast segment of the American population, 65-70%, is deficient in magnesium. This is a disturbing fact since magnesium plays an essential role in a wide range of fundamental cellular reactions. More than 300 enzymes require magnesium as a cofactor. Magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes, formation of energy, and muscle function. Depletions in magnesium can have profound effects on cardio and skeletal muscle physiology. Rely on the Pill Box Pharmacy for all your vitamin needs.​

What is Glutathione?

One of the most important antioxidants in the body, Glutathione is present in every cell and low levels are associated with higher risks of several types of cancer. Conversely, when levels are high, cancer rates are low.Nutritionally, there are several ways to increase glutathione levels. These include: Vitamin C intake of at least 1000 mg daily on an empty stomach.N-acetyl cysteine which supplies one of the chief building blocks of glutathione, cysteine.Eating flavonoid rich foods which can raise glutathione levels in cells. Examples include such foods as broccoli, cauliflower, celery, turnips, collards, tomatoes, carrots, and most berries.​

How Do I Relieve Arthritis?

I have problems with my right knee. I was using something else to ease the pain and it didn’t help much. I apply Arthritis Stopper twice a day now and it takes the pain away. Before using Arthritis Stopper I had difficulties walking but since using it, it has helped me walk easier. I’ve used it for six or seven months now. Applying Arthritis Stopper directly to the pained area has been more effective than oral arthritis remedies. ​

Why Take ProBiotics?

If accepting tomatoes as an edible food source took over 200 years, this new concept of medical theory may take even longer. New leading-edge science is discovering that brain health and even brain disease are dictated by the bacteria in your GI tract. The balance of the good versus the bad bacteria could affect Autism, MS, depression, dementia, and obesity. One thing for sure is that balance is important. Antibiotic therapy can distort that balance by killing both good and bad bacteria in the but causing side effects such as yeast overgrowth. If taking an antibiotic, I would seriously be taking Probiotics to restore the good bacteria in the GI tract.​

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