Flu Season 2018 Arrived!

The spread of the flu according to Consumer Reports:

“More than 200 viruses cause the common cold, and hundreds of flu strains emerge each year.
And those germs are everywhere. A sick person’s cough or sneeze has millions of viral particles. A cough can expel droplets at speeds of about 50 mph, a sneeze at more than 100 mph, sending them 6 feet or farther.”

A synopsis from the CDC shows higher numbers of reported flu cases as well as higher variances of the types of flu going around in 2018 is higher than average.

Marietta Health Foods understands your discomfort!

We suggest homeopathy as a special approach!
Stimulating your body’s natural defenses can help fight those cold and flu symptoms. Runny noses, coughing congestion, sore throats, headaches, nausea and fever and chills are no fun!

We offer products that can build your resistance and help speed the relief of your flu symptoms! Bundle up and come by to see us or send a friend or neighbor who cares!

marietta holistic flu relief remedies

 

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Osteoporosis Facts – Part II

osteoporosis

What is the danger of osteoporosis?

  1. Fractures! The most common osteoporotic fractures are of the wrist, spine, shoulder and hip.
  2. Most hip fractures are caused by falls. A hip fracture is more than a broken bone. Breaking your hip is usually a major life change. You will probably need surgery, which can take as long as a year to recover from. Persons in recovery from hip fractures are generally unable to walk or drive cars and are often bedridden or in a wheel chair during the long period of healing. [https://www.betterbones.com/osteoporosis/osteoporosis-bone-health-statistics/]
  3. Hip fractures have serious risks associated with them, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
  4. Compression fractures and broken bones from osteoporosis can cause significant pain that lasts for several months.
  5. Spinal compression fractures can cause nerve roots to be compressed; your doctor may recommend surgery to stabilize the crushed spinal bones.
  6. Fractures may lead to a lifestyle that includes taking medicines. Over the counter medicines that help with pain from fractures include acetaminophen (like Tylenol) and NSAIDS, which are anti-inflammatories, (like Ibuprofen and Naproxen). Regular use of NSAIDS may mean you have to take another medicine known as a proton pump inhibitor to protect your digestive system. If pain from fractures is extreme, you may need to take prescribed narcotics.

Steps to slow osteoporosis progression include:

  1. Build strong bones by performing weight-bearing exercise most days for about 30 minutes. Weight bearing exercises include walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, weight lifting and aerobics.
  2. Perform resistance exercises 2 or 3 days a week. Resistance exercises include free weights and resistance bands.
  3. Have a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is found in many foods, including dairy products like milk and yogurt. If you think ‘re not getting enough calcium in your diet, check with your doctor about taking supplements. Brand names with proven reliability are best. Avoid coral calcium as so far there is no scientific proof it is effective against osteoporosis.
  4. Avoid
  5. Limit alcohol to no more than 2 drinks a day for men, and for women. no more than 1 drink a day.
  6. 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day is safe if your diet has adequate calcium.
  7. Your doctor may prescribe bisphosphonates or another medication and possibly, but less commonly, hormone therapy.
  8. Avoid trip hazards, for example loose carpets, that can cause falls. Be careful when lifting or carrying items as this can cause spinal fractures. With advanced osteoporosis mild movements, such as bending over or coughing, can cause the spine to fracture. [https://www.karmanhealthcare.com/medical-health-issues/osteoporosis/] [https://www.karmanhealthcare.com/medical-health-issues/osteoporosis/].
  9. Be aware that certain medications increase the rate of bone loss including some anti-seizure medications, chemotherapy, proton pump inhibitors and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteoporosis].

 

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Osteoporosis Facts – Part I

The word “osteoporosis” is from the Greek terms for “porous bones”.
Osteoporosis is a part of frailty syndrome. 

cause-of-osteoporosis

Who is most at risk?

  1. Those with a family history of osteoporosis, or a history of family members who have had broken bones from minor injuries.
  2. Women with lower estrogen levels. Two reasons for lower estrogen levels include the estrogen level drop after menopause, or ovaries having been removed.
  3. Men with decreased testosterone
  4. Women are at higher risk than men. Currently, in America, approximately 8 million women and 2 million men have an osteoporosis diagnosis.
  5. In Europe, 22 million women and 5.5 million men had osteoporosis in 2010, indicating European women are higher risk than American women.
  6. Persons who have taken long-term steroid medicines, like those used for asthma or COPD.
  7. Whites and those of Southeast Asian descent are the highest at risk. African and Hispanic races still have significant risk, but not as high.
  8. Persons with an improper diet in childhood.
  9. People with very small body frames or who are exceptionally thin are higher risk as they often have less bone mass.
  10. People with scoliosisof unknown cause.
  11. Low-level exposure to heavy metals is associated with an increased loss of bone mineral density.
  12. Persons who have a history of alcohol abuse.
  13. Persons who have a history of anorexia nervosa.

How can you know?

In the early stages you probably won’t have symptoms! Osteoporosis is known as the “silent crippler” as most people don’t know they have it till it is too late.

  1. Measure your height and compare the results with past measurements. Loss of height might be an indication.
  2. Stooped posture can also be an indication. (Multiple vertebral fractures lead to a stooped posture).
  3. Chronic pain resulting in reduced mobility.
  4. Your family’s health history.
  5. Your doctor may suggest a bone density test. Even early on, lower-than-normal bone mass (called osteopenia) may be seen and this sometimes progresses to osteoporosis.

 

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A History of Silver as Protecting Health

Historic Silver, Interesting Facts

Scientific American states:

vampire aversion to silverLike werewolves and vampires, bacteria have a weakness: silver. 

Silver — in the form of dissolved ions — attacks bacterial cells...

Ancient cultures believed silver would keep them healthy.

  • To prevent spoilage, the Roman Empire stored wine in silver urns.
  • Hippocrates taught the use of silver to support healing.
  • Early American settlers tossed silver coins into wells and barrels of water believing it would make it safe to drink.
  • Dairy farmers used silver pails to collect milk; apparently it kept milk from spoiling for hours, without refrigeration.
  • Silver was used in dishware, drinking vessels and eating utensils, as it was known that disease-causing pathogens could not survive in the presence of silver; even the Chinese emperors and their courts ate with silver chopsticks.

In more modern times:

  • During WWI troops used silver leaf to combat infection in wounds.
  • In fact, colloidal silver was commonly used until 1938.
  • Some of the 1950's generation still remember their grandparents putting silver dollars in milk to prolong its freshness at room temperature.
  • Science Digest, March 1978 issue, published an article, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," reporting: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic." The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery in the 1970s: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have."
  • Even now, NASA uses silver in the water purification systems of the International Space Station.

Marietta Health Foods Carries Sovereign Silver

Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol represents the most significant breakthrough in colloidal technology in the last 120 years. It is an omnipotent resource in the defense of health, one with which to confront the ever-increasing immune challenges threatening man, even the whole of mankind.  Stephen Quinto, Founder of Sovereign Silver

Natural Immunogenics Sovereign Silver® Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol™
Natural Immunogenics Sovereign Silver® Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol™

A Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol™ represents the ultimate refinement and purity of the colloidal silver category. It is the suspension of a high content (96%) of positively charged silver ions (Ag+) in only pharmaceutical-grade purified water. Thi [...]

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Stress and Thyroid Health

Too much stress isn't good for our health!

Because the same parts of your brain control both your adrenal and thyroid hormones, there is a connection between stress and low thyroid problems. The adrenal hormone cortisol and thyroid hormones work together, forming your stress response.

You may be suffering from a combination of adrenal stress and thyroid imbalance for months or years without realizing it, because thyroid imbalances may not immediately produce obvious symptoms.

Thyroid Symptoms Caused By Stress

Fatigue •  Sluggishness •  Cold Intolerance •  Weight Gain •  Memory Loss •  Poor Concentration •  Depression •  Infertility •  Hair Loss

Marietta Health Foods carries Terry Naturally products that are designed to address thyroid stress.

Always available at our discount prices!

The Nutrients Your Thyroid Needs!

Iodine in three forms, including potassium iodide, sodium iodide, and molecular iodine for thyroid hormone synthesis, which in turn supports a healthy metabolism, lustrous hair, and hormone balance.*

L-Tyrosine, an amino acid required to create thyroid hormones, supports mental well-being and daily energy.*

Thyroid Care supports:

  • Daily Energy
  • Healthy Metabolism
  • Lustrous Hair
  • Hormone Balance
  • Healthy Weight Management† († In conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen)
  • Immune Health*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I care about iodine?

Iodine is one of the most important minerals for healthy cellular and metabolic function.* There was a time when iodine figured big into the American diet, especially after the connection between goiters and iodine deficiency was made clear, leading to the formulation of iodized table salt. However, with more recent concerns about sodium intake, there may be even less iodine in the American diet than there was just 50 years ago. In fact, it has been estimated that the entire American population is deficient in iodine, possibly due to changes in diet and a reduction in the use of table salt. Additionally, certain toxic minerals “compete” with iodine. As we are exposed to greater levels of chlorine, bromine (bromide) and fluoride, the body requires more iodine for ongoing detoxification.

What exactly is “tyrosine” or “L-tyrosine”?

Tyrosine is an amino acid. It is generally considered a “conditionally essential” amino acid because the body can typically synthesize adequate amounts of tyrosine from phenylalanine. However, in addition to thyroid hormone support, supplemental tyrosine has been found to be beneficial for mood, stress relief, and mental function.* Food sources include cheese, eggs, almonds, and avocados. Tyrosine, (also called “L-tyrosine”) is the precursor for the formation of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), as well as epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine.*

Back to School Vitamins!

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Animal Parade Vitamins for Kids
Animals on Parade GOLD
Animal Parade® Children's Chewable Inner Ear Support

Great Tasting Children’s Vitamins & Supplements Without Sacrificing Nutrition!

Only Animal Parade offers a cascading variety of luscious flavors, enticing textures and diverse formulations - making nutritional supplementation fun and easy for you and your kids.

It's nutrition!
In disguise!

Featuring whole-food fruits and vegetables, along with other critical vitamins, minerals and nutrients, Animal Parade delivers superior-quality support for children's healthy growth and development. Animal Parade vitamins and multivitamins for children come in animal-shaped gummies, yummy liquids and drops in delicious flavors like bubble gum, cherry and grape andeverything you want for your children's health and well-being.
• Whole foods and green super-foods extracts and concentrates for ultimate nutritional support
• Bioflavonoids and botanical extracts
• Naturally derived essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids
• A rainbow of deliciously tempting flavors that kids simply can't resist!

 

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What Are the Benefits of Ginger & Turmeric?

Antioxidant Defense Cellular Protection Healthy Inflammation Response

Used  in different cuisines for their spice and flavor, these spices may also provide a number of health benefits.

Cancer-Fighting

Turmeric and ginger both have antioxidant properties that are known to contribute to the ability to help to prevent cancer.

Reduce Inflammation

Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center: Health care professionals often recommend ginger to treat inflammatory conditions including arthritis and ulcerative colitis.

Stomach Problems

The University of Maryland Medical Center also points to ginger's effectiveness in reducing nausea and vomiting that occur with motion sickness.

Turmeric is also recommended to help reduce symptoms of indigestion, such as bloating and gas.

Summer Season Natural Remedies

Why Am I having Allergy Symptoms in Summer?

The allergen culprit is often evergreen pollen. Just like ragweed, evergreens can wreak havoc on allergies. Relatively fast growing, evergreens can be drought tolerant and handle our hot Georgia sun. In fact, Georgia's forests are home to approximately 250 species of evergreens.

As many as 1 in 10 people are allergic to evergreen trees.

Symptoms of evergreen allergies are similar to those of other airborne allergens:

  • itchy eyes
  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • congestion

Besides taking a long vacation to the seaside, try finding relief from your symptoms with some of Marietta Health Foods Natural Products and Remedies for Allergy Relief.

Sun Force Respiractin Deep Lung Cleanse
Sun Force Respiractin Deep Lung Cleanse

Deep Lung Cleanse use a combination of Eastern and Western herbs to provide clearer breathing, better blood oxygenation, and long-term relief from asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions. Deep Lung Cleanse were designed by Dr C. Leigh [...]

AllerFree™
AllerFree™

The immune system’s most basic purpose is to identify and eliminate pathogens from the body. It does this by distinguishing between native and foreign proteins and cells. When foreign factors are identified, it produces antibodies that attack [...]

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Crystal Star Breathe Easy (formerly Natural HST)
Crystal Star Breathe Easy (formerly Natural HST)

Supports body’s defenses against allergens, and helps reduce excess mucous and continual coughing.** Echinacea Root: promotes flushing of allergy toxins** Thyme: supports damp lung conditions** White Tea: supports blocking histamine producti [...]

Keto or Butter Coffee [Bulletproof Coffee]

Keto Coffee for Marietta Health

Keto coffee breaks your fast from the night time, but also ramps up your metabolism with caffeine and fats!

MCT has been shown to lead to greater losses in adipose tissue (fat tissue): Eating fat has been shown to lead to greater amounts of energy, more efficient energy usage, and more effective weight loss. These fats are metabolized differently, they are used immediately for energy – not stored.

Ingredients

1 cup Coffee - piping hot cup of your favorite kind!

1 tsp Coconut Oil or MCT Oil – Coconut oil technically is about 65-80% MCT, while MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil is more concentrated than coconut oil. Both have been demonstrated to aid in fat loss.

1 tsp Grass Fed Butter – Fresh grass yields butter has improved consistency and firmness while offering increased nutritional properties as it's loaded with Vitamin K2 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Featured Products of the Month!

Dr. Mercola (New York Times Best Selling Author of The Great Bird Flu Hoax, The No-Grain Diet and Effortless Healing), Premium Products now offered at Marietta Health Foods!

 

Mitomix Bar – Chocolate
Mitomix Bar – Chocolate

Nutritional ketosis is a profound way to support your cells’ mitochondria and help optimize their function. However, surprising few existing food products truly support a ketogenic lifestyle. When you make the effort to convert your body over [...]

Ketone Energy MCT Oil
Ketone Energy MCT Oil

Medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, have become especially popular as the word spreads about the many benefits of nutritional ketosis, or when you successfully use fat as your primary fuel instead of glucose from carbohydrates. This burning o [...]

Welcome Wendy!

Wendy Seghi, Marietta HerbalistWelcome new staff member, herbalist  Wendy Seghi!

Wendy has come to Marietta Health Foods from Michigan where she she was an organic farmer for 11 years. Before that, Wendy farmed in New Mexico, so she brings with her a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of plants and soils! From growing fruit and nut trees, flowers and herbs and creating tinctures for healing and nutrition to canning, Wendy looks forward to meeting Marietta Health food customers and sharing her personalization and passion for natural health.

We can look forward to upcoming workshops by Wendy, including "How to Grow Food". In this class, Wendy will cover the basics for starting  a year round food and herb garden,  how to control weeds the natural way and organic pest control.

Wendy can be found at Marietta Health Foods store part-time Fridays and Saturdays. She encourages folk to reach out to her with any questions about canning, tinctures or vegetable and herbal gardening by calling her at 404-200-7283 or email WendySeghi@yahoo.com.

Wisdom from Wendy:

Lunar Planting

Planting by the moon is an idea based in folklore, but science backs it up. The Earth is in a gravitational field, influenced by the sun and moon. Tides are highest during the new and full moon, when the sun and moon line up with the earth.

Just as the moon pulls tides in the oceans, it pulls subtle bodies of water, causing moisture to rise in the earth, encouraging growth. The moisture is high in the soil and seeds will absorb the most water at these times.

May's full moon this year (2017) falls on May 10th; making the tradition of planting flowers on Mothers Day (May 14th) still practical.

This is a favorable time to plant root crops, for example beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, and peanuts; and is also good for perennials, biennials and bulbs.

Marietta Herbalist Workshop
From Wendy Seghi's Garden
From Wendy Seghi's Garden