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Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer™

Written by: Kathleen O’Bannon, Author

You deserve to feel fabulous all the time. A fully functioning immune system can help you have robust health and vitality so

you can feel great all the time.

You can create a zest for life that will wipe away many so-called diseases that are really just the symptoms of a poorly functioning immune system.

Why Sprouts?

Sprouts contain the vital life force of the plant. They are concentrated powerhouses of the goodness of the plant or seed. The most powerful of these plant nutrients or phytonutrients are sterols and sterolins. Beta-sitosterol and beta-sitosterolin are the most active and most common.

Much research has been published over the last ten years showing that natural source sterols and sterolins can reduce or reverse many immune system problems including breast and prostate cancer, TB, stress, HIV/AIDS, FIV, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, candidiasis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and both forms of diabetes.

Sterols and sterolins can help prevent cancer, colds, and the flu because sterols have immune modulating properties. Plant sterols induce apoptosis, or cell death to diseased cells, and are especially useful in breast, intestinal, and prostate cancers for this reason.

Stress and Sterols

Phytosterols exhibit an antioxidant effect in the body and help balance the levels of harmful cortisol to DHEA, the often-called youth hormone. Most stress can create a negative effect on the body causing damage to the cells. Phytosterols can help reduce the effects of stress, thus averting many kinds of cellular damage. When the production of cortisol is less than the production of DHEA, you will feel younger and more vital.

Sterols and Sterolins Can Be Effective For

  • Upregulating the immune system, bringing it into balance
  • Balancing the T-helper activity of Th1 and Th2
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Modulating immune function
  • Production of natural killer (NK) cells
  • Hormonal balance for men and women
  • Improving immune and autoimmune disease symptoms
  • Reducing cholesterol levels
  • Stress reduction

Poor Immune Function

Emotional, physical, and chemical stressors can contribute to suppressed immune function. The monthly cycle in women can even contribute to a stress that suppresses the immune system. This stress caused by fluctuating hormones is one of the reasons why so many women have colds, headaches, and fatigue during certain parts of their cycles and this can often be responsible for herpes outbreaks during menses.

Common Causes of Poor Immune Function

  • Childhood illnesses
  • Moldy environments
  • Poor digestion
  • Misuse of antibiotics
  • Over consumption of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol
  • Stress
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Exhausted adrenal glands
  • Toxic skin and hair care products
  • Cold weather
  • Inhaling toxic fumes
  • Poor eating habits
  • Constant barrage of allergens
  • Exclusively wearing synthetic fabrics or bed clothes
  • Consuming sugar
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Prescription and/or street drugs
  • Frequent bathing with soap and water
  • Heredity
  • Abuse, poor self esteem
  • Dog and cat dander, and litter box toxins
  • And more…..

How Your Immune System Works

Your immune system is the defense system of your body. It is specifically assigned the job of getting rid of (or keeping out) invaders like germs, viruses, dust, and toxins. When your immune system is healthy, it will keep you from getting sick and catching everything that comes along. Each time an invader successfully enters your body through the nose, mouth, or on the skin, the thymus gland part of your immune system secretes T-cells to go out and attack and kill the invader. If your immune system is not functioning totally, it won’t be able to fight off the invader and you will get sick. So it would seem that keeping your immune system healthy is very important for your health. Taking Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer daily can help.

Skin is Important

Your skin is the largest immune system organ. It is supposed to be kept in a slightly acidic state. When it is acidic it can stop these invaders from entering through the skin. When it is alkaline, it cannot. Soap and water are both generally alkaline, so frequent washing with soap and water can be harmful to your immune function. Squeaky-clean can be deadly! Oils compose the natural acid mantle of your skin and act as a protective barrier. If you bathe or shower it is wise to replace the acid mantle that is stripped of with a thin coating of oil. The biggest problem is that most skin lotions contain harmful ingredients that can suppress your immune system. Always purchase lotions that are toxic free or totally organic and you can be sure that they will not add to immune suppression.

Digestion and Your Immune System

If your digestion is not functioning totally it can suppress your immune response. When partially digested food is allowed to enter the blood stream, the immune system thinks it is an invader and spends its time trying to get rid of the food. While thus occupied, it can’t fend off other real invaders like colds, flu, viruses, and so on. But there’s more. Poor digestion can cause your intestines to become inflamed and permeable and that is what allows partially digested foods to leak into your body. This is called leaky gut syndrome and it is closely associated with Candida albicans infestation as well as immune suppression. It is very important that you consider taking a complete digestive enzyme like Super Digestive Enzyme Formula from Health Alive! to improve digestion and reduce the strain on your immune system.

Common Immune Problems

  • Allergies
  • Frequent colds
  • Bouts of flu
  • Systemic candidiasis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Repeated infections
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
  • Prostatitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Hives & rashes
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Environmental illness
  • Slow wound healing
  • Cancer

Common Autoimmune   Problems

  • Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Type 1 diabetes (IDDM)
  • Psoriasis
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis 
  • Grave’s disease
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Bright’s disease
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

How To Tell If Your Immune System Isn’t Working?

You can tell if your immune system isn’t working correctly if you have been diagnosed with one of the immune or autoimmune system diseases listed above. But that would mean you have a full-blown disease. Many telltale signs can show up long before you have a diagnosed disease. Please consult with your doctor if you suspect you might have an under or over functioning immune system.

Some Symptoms of Poor Immune Function

  • Severe fatigue
  • Joint pain with redness and swelling
  • Migraine headaches
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Swollen looking face or body
  • Localized or general itching, especially eyes, nose, ears, throat, skin
  • Heart palpitates after eating certain foods
  • Bruise easily
  • Moldy or damp environment triggers illness
  • Postnasal drip from certain foods
  • Catch colds easily
  • Diarrhea
  • Puffy face
  • Lips red and swollen
  • Dark areas on cheeks or under eyes
  • Candidiasis
  • Nasal congestion or thick, yellow, or green discharge
  • Inflamed or bleeding gums
  • Cold sores or fever blisters
  • Wounds heal slowly
  • Neck, armpit, or groin swelling

Sterols Lower Cholesterol

Eating daily servings of foods high in sterols and sterolins can reduce cholesterol levels almost as effectively as the statin drugs, but without the negative side effects or toxicity. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2003 using foods highest in phytosterols showed a reduction of LDL-cholesterol levels of 28.6% while a statin drug reduced LDL-cholesterol 30.9%. There are no known side effects with sterols, there are with the statin drugs. Phytosterols effectively reduced LDL-cholesterol when given as supplements in a study published in the February 2004 issue of Current Opinions in Lipidology. Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer capsules contain an all-natural proprietary blend of sprouts chosen to be highest in phytosterols.

Eat Your Vegetables

Nutritionists recommend eating six to ten servings of vegetables a day, including at least one serving of raw vegetables. This might be easy to do during fresh vegetable season, but more difficult during the winter when fresh vegetables are not as easily available. Shipping, storing, and processing vegetables can reduce the sterolin and enzyme content.

Health Alive Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer contains organically grown and consciously dried sprouts harvested with care at the peak of their sterol and sterolin content to provide the most vital and dynamic sprouts formula available on the market today.

Health Alive Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer capsules can be taken with meals or opened and sprinkled on food to increase phytosterols in your daily diet.

How To Take Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer

There are several levels of usage for Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer. For feeling great, helping to overcome frequent colds or bouts of flu, and help reduce cholesterol, two capsules a day with meals. (For cholesterol reduction, follow a heart healthy diet containing low fat proteins and lots of fresh vegetables.)

To boost immune function three to 12 capsules a day in divided doses with meals can be taken. There is no known toxic level because Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer is made from organically grown sprouts of buckwheat, barley, fenugreek, sunflower, and flaxseeds. Each of these seeds is high in both beta-sitosterols and beta-sitosterolins (sterols and sterolins), and has research showing its effectiveness in improving immune function. Once improvement is experienced, the dosages can be reduced.

Additional Ingredients

Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer also contains 9 plant based enzymes and 72 ionic minerals to enhance the effectiveness and absorption of the vital phytosterols.

With Super Sprouts Immune Enhancer™

You can feel great all the time!


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NeuroIntegration System

Clear Mind Center has created the unique NeuroIntegration System, a ground-breaking approach in multi-sensory brainwave therapy. By combining EEG neurofeedback, photic stimulation, motion therapy, and auditory/visual programs, we’ve achieved powerful, long-lasting results.

What is NeuroIntegration Therapy?

NeuroIntegration Therapy is a type of biofeedback. The body has a limited capacity to sense information coming from inside itself. However, if you monitor any biological process, amplify it, and feed it back to the brain, your brain can change it.

NeuroIntegration Therapy addresses problems of brain disregulation, which includes anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD/OCD, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, head injuries, memory loss, migraines, PMS and sleep disorders. NeuroIntegration Therapy is training in self-regulation. Self-regulation is a necessary part of proper brain function. It is simply biofeedback applied directly to the brain.

How does Neurotherapy work?

Now, there is a long list of neurological and psychological disorders that may be treated with neurofeedback. In addition
to treating illness, neurofeedback can help improving mental and athletic performance in healthy persons. I love this approach to helping my patients. It is safe, non-invasive, cost-effective, holistic and self-empowering. Often, the patient no longer has the problem, or can control it without help from doctors, drugs, or any other treatment.

Side effects are extremely rare (the occasional tension headache from trying too hard). In my opinion, neurofeedback and other electromagnetic techniques (audio-video entrainment, colored light therapy, EEG/Photic entrainment, and many others) will largely supplant drugs and surgery in treating our patients in the future. If you are involved or plan to be become involved in this type of treatment, you are riding the wave of the 21st Century.

Dr. Jonathon Walker, MD
Board Certified Neurologist & EEG

Posted by Derrick Walker
Alternative Medicine – Live!

For more information on the NeuroIntegration System, contact Denise Hetrick at Clear Mind Center (714) 609-7140

Alternative Health Summit Draws Crowds

Article orginally printed in the Salt Lake Tribune, November 24, 2006. Written by Wendy Frank.

Alternative medicine attracted the curious and those skeptical of traditional methods, to the South Towne Expo.

The Alternative Health Summit that wrapped up recently at the South Towne Expo Center served as a magnet for the curious, including medical practional Yentai Ng of West Jordan.

“I just came to check things out,” said Ng, who claims he can see people’s auras and their past lives.

Presented by Derrick Walker, founder of the Alternative Medicine Referral Network, the event was an East-meets-West convergence of medicine, science and spirituality.

“There ‘s so much to learn at each booth,” said Janet Ainsworth of Bluffdale. “I only visited four in five hours.”

All told, there were 40 booths touting the latest in nontraditional therapeutic practics and products — everything from a fermented soy beverage concocted to protect patients from the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation to a device that applied vibrational frequencies to supposedly boost flexibility and muscle strength.

For people plagued by a general malaise, there was an ionic-detoxification process that was said to draw toxins from the body. For an aching neck or back, there was a thermal-massage bed system. There also was Quantum Touch healing for people who tote backpacks or babies and had their hips out of line.

Natalie Bowman of Payson was impressed with the hip therapy she received from Mary Strack. “When she put her hands on my hips,” Bowman said, I felt a warmth. And when she finished, I actually felt lighter, like a weight had been lifted.”

Fad dieters at the summit had lots of information to digest, particularly from a testimonial-filled newsletter about losing inches and boosting the immune system through swallong colostrum supplements.

A huge draw at the event was the electrodermal-assessment machine, voted the world’s top light-acupuncture machine by the German Acupuncture Society. For some, a shot ofr two of exotic hand-packaged tea was energizing enough. Others gravitated to samples of dark chocolate made from unprocessed cocoa, assured they would be lowering their “bad” cholesterol, not upping their weight.

There was plenty more to devour in presentations such as “Spirituality and Healing” by special guest, Dr. Joan Borysenko, “Remote Viewing” (the ablility to perceive people and things in distant time) by Talia Shafir, “Earthing” (healing through barefoot contact with the earth) by Clint Ober, and “Feng Shui clutter clearing” by Claudia Draper.

Many at the summit said they turned to alternative medicine after more traditional approaches failed to heal their health woes.

“In my teens I became very sick,”said Terry Austin of Draper. “octors did the best they could, but that led me on a differrent journey to something bigger out there. Drugs aren’t the answer.” Added Sandy Root, also of Draper, “Whatever we can do to take charge of our medical care through self-education will enable us to make more informed choices.”

For more information about the Alternative Medicine Referral Network, call Derrick Walker at 800-498-5640,
or E-Mail Derrick@AMRN.Net