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Asyra Self Health News 2014
Hello! And Happy New Year 2014!
Welcome to the Self- Health Newsletter!
This newsletter explores information and tips in many areas to keep ourselves happy and healthy during this winter.
This month I want to feature a protocol for keeping your energy high. It is all about ; Adrenals, kidneys, and Liver !!!!, The dangers of Aspartame!, Mother Earth's help with herbs and vegetables, and finally, the relationship between electronic devices and sleep.
Adrenal maintenance
Let us get started with the adrenals! Anytime there is a viral Syndrome, colds and Flu, always there is adrenal dysfunction. There are four little supplements that can be called the adrenal protocol. Adrenal Life Force; take 2-4 a day, the Bio-omega 3; take 2-4 a day, Spectralyte; 15 drops 3 times a day in water or juice, and Licro Intrinsic; 90 to 120 drops twice a day. This protocol will revive the adrenals without over- amping. The Adrenals work in concert with the liver and kidneys. Adrenals sit on top of the kidneys and perform 3 hormonal functions; regulate sugar metabolism and fight inflammation; regulates mineral balance, particularly sodium and potassium; production of sex hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone. (15% of estrogen is made in the adrenal glands, a clue to PMS and menopause.) Also, adrenal glands in the form of cortisol, will take from the sex hormones if necessary. 
The western diet will deplete the adrenals in no time! Coffee, alcohol, the commute to work, emotional and psychological stress, digestion, and inflammation all compromise the body and put into a state of “Dis-ease” . It may be toxicity; such as virus, bacteria, fungus, parasites, heavy metals, emotional toxicity in the form of emotional shame, guilt, anger, and resentment.
All are building blocks to disease. Overly stressed adrenals put out a lot of cortisol. The liver is responsible for detoxifying it. It also breaks down hormones. If hormones can't be broken down, they are sent to weak areas of the body. With women and men golfers, the liver has a problem breaking down estrogen, so it goes into the breast and ovaries, and in men: the prostate. There are studies relating to the problem that you can research yourself.
Aspartame and Your Adrenals and Liver
I need to mention the dangers of taking Aspartame. It is an artificial sweetener found in almost every sugar-free product on the market today. Aspartame is a corrosive toxin. It has been said that aspartame can to eat away teflon on propeller wings. When you take aspartame into the body,it first converts to wood alcohol. The liver cannot convert the wood alcohol into a water soluble substance, so it converts into something even more toxic, Formaldehyde! This is used to embalm the dead!  So you see why is it imperative to detox the liver and support the adrenals and kidneys!
Glutathione and L-Glutathoine and your liver
The Physica product HepataGest powder gently detoxifies and repairs the liver. Also, an amino acid such as N-Acetyl L-cysteine converts to Glutathione and L-Glutathoine which also helps to detoxify the liver.
You probably know that one molecule of mercury from the amalgam in your mouth gobbles up one molecule of glutathoine. A cause of reactive hypoglycemia and dysbiosis! Glutathoine to the rescue. We have a new product coming out soon that contains more Glutathoine! I will let you know!
Before a detox of the liver, we must make sure the adrenals are as stable and as much in balance as possible! We do not want to run the risk of trans location of toxins  and re absorption into deeper tissue levels and creating critical challenges in the future!
As you know, I have the Asyra Pro to test the Adrenal Protocol for you and give you a check to see if you are in balance. If you already have the 4 products for the adrenal protocol, you can lie on your back and have someone see if your legs are balanced. If not, place the products on the stomach, the legs will balance if you need them.
Mother Earth for you!   
This is a wonderful herb for recipes from the mint family! It contains many vitamins! It can be used in pickling, in salads and to season meat. It also has medicinal value. It helps with headaches, colic, coughing and gastric disorders. Also, it helps the urinary track,.and can help flight the flu if made into tea. If you have a bad cough, add savory to black currant tea. Savory leaves and shoots exhibit antioxidant properties and are also rich in fiber. It helps to lower cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol levels in the body. This plant also contains a large amount of Vitamin B, iron, calcium and Zinc. It can help GABA levels in the brain.
Most of us use peppermint tea for digestion! It also aids in numerous abdominal problems such as cramping and pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence. Now it is suggested peppermint can assist in curbing cravings,ease tension headaches, boost concentration and enhance exercise performance. Now it has been tested to have a positive effect with irritable bowel syndrome!
Brussels sprouts is a widely cultivated plant in Europe for its edible green vegetable. These vegetables resemble cabbages. They are usually steamed or boiled and added to meat dishes popular to this season. Like other cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and kale, have a strong taste. These vegetables have so many antioxidants, mineral and vitamins, they appeal to our body more than our taste buds. One serving (½ cup) supplies us with 20 essential vitamins, 48 milligrams of the important antioxidant vitamin C, numerous B Vitamins and 604 international Units of vitamin A. Vitamin A helps our retinas detect color and filters ultraviolet rays. It contains 78 micrograms of Vitamin K which plays a major role in Blood Clotting and is often helps reduce swelling. A deficiency in Vitamin K results in nose bleeds, heavy menstrual bleeding, and gum bleeding. Linus Pauling says Brussels Sprouts have cancer fighting properties if they are lightly steamed or stir fried. Low in carbs, only 6 grams, and two grams of fiber, it can reduce blood cholesterol, help with cardio vascular disease and guard us from type 2 diabetes. Sprouts also contain zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese, as well as Generous amounts of protein. I have a couple of recipes that several folks have liked over the years. 1- Steam sprouts and melt a little Balsamic vinegar and butter, sprinkle with Italian bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. 2-After cooking,drench in a maple syrup, olive oil mix with sweet potatoes and fresh herbs such as rosemary and basil.
If you are having trouble falling asleep-or staying asleep- stop attributing it to stress, caffeine or a Type A personality. Your smart phone may be the culprit, by robbing you of your natural sleep-inducing hormone, Melatonin. We know light exposure can be a source of poor sleep. Lights do need to be turned off periodically. Shining a bright LCD light directly into your eyes just before bedtime with a cell phone, laptop or tablet can send a wake-up message. We all know that the benefits of sleep are enormous. Restful, regular sleep is known to reduce stress, strengthen your immune system and sharpen your memory. A three- pronged regimen of a wholesome diet, regular exercise and high quality sleep is the most direct route to a healthy mind and body. According to the NIH, sleep deprivation can wipe out any other healthy habits. We need at least 7 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. Lack of sleep can bring on psychosis, a theory is that the brain cannot cleanse itself The old incandescent light bulbs with the soft yellow light only mildly affected melatonin production. Now, with all the electronic devices that measure 400-800 nanometers, suppression of melatonin and the “blue” light from them before bedtime makes it harder to sleep.
*Stop using personal electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime and keep them off your nightstand
* Relax with a hot bath and soothing music
*Avoid alcohol and caffeine before bedtime
*Sleep in a dark, quiet and cool place.
In Closing
If everyone could look forward into 2014 and set a goal to learn healthy choices there would be less disease and more happiness!
Until next time, I look forward to sharing better ways to stay healthy through  Self-Health Education
                                                                Many Blessings for the coming year !
                                                                           Mary Pritchard, ND, CNC
Mary  •  104 Mallard Dr.  •  Lynchburg, VA 24503
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