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1 Vol. 07/No. 52 gardavita.com Juicing and Blending: What You Need to Know Pg 10 Give Your Heart the Benefit of a Regular Checkup Pg 21 Practice Deep Breathing Exercises for Overall Health Benefits Pg 37 Take the Colorful Route to a Healthier Prostate Pg 48 Don t Let Low T Bring You Down Pg 54 DOCTOR INTERVIEW Robert Schiffer Pg 26 Free Standard Shipping on orders $35+ 15% off & Free Standard Shipping on orders $

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4 Advisory Board Doctors * Dr. John E. Hahn Dr. Eugene M. Goldberg Dr. David Tanton Dr. David Crausman Dr. Fouad I. Ghaly Dr. Albert H. Lerner Dr. Irving Schaffner Dr. Steven T. Margolis Dr. Fereshteh Akbarpour Dr. Verretta Deorosan Dr. Judy Gianni Dr. Edgar Lucidi Dr. Robert Schiffer Dr. Pratap Singhal Dr. Joan Amtoft- Nielsen Dr. Jeane DiSalvo Dr. Michael Gonzalez Dr. Ojen Masrour-Rod Dr. Patrick J. Scott Dr. Arlan Cage Dr. Lynn A. Anderson Dr. Ronald DiSalvo Dr. Dean Goodman Dr. Martin Milner Dr. John P. Trowbridge Dr. Nick Delgado Dr. Cheryl Brown- Christopher Dr. Lawrence L. Doss Dr. Robert D. Hidalgo Dr. Jianyu Rao Dr. Paul Earl Ward Dr. Shaun Dyler Dr. Mark A. Byard Dr. Ulrich Friedrichson Dr. Neil Hirschenbein Dr. Ruth M. Rojo Dr. Marc Darrow Advisory Board Mission Statement Dr. James Privitera Dr. Victor Contreras Dr. David Gao Dr. Ron Kennedy Dr. Bruce Anthony Sadilek Dr. Paul Yutsis We are dedicated to utilizing our collective expertise in preventive medicine, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, urology, podiatry, gastroenterology, and many other areas to provide innovative solutions that improve your overall quality of life. Become an Advisory Board Member! If you re a health care professional interested in joining the Advisory Board and enjoying the great perks that come with membership, contact us at *Not a complete list of Advisory Board members. All doctors who have authored stories or endorsed supplements have been given stipends to compensate them for their time in evaluating the information presented in this magazine. 4 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

5 TABLE OF CONTENTS Vol. 07 / No Meet Dr. Robert Schiffer: by Cassandra Rodriguez Got a grumble in your gut? As a specialist in gastroenterology, Dr. Robert Schiffer gives us a brief lesson on the basics surrounding our digestive system, and what it means for our health as a whole. The factors that affect your digestion are many, including diet, physical activity and stress. Dr. Schiffer not only gives advice on how to have a happier tummy, but discusses how alternative medicine is becoming commonly utilized alongside conventional medicine and just what that means for all of us In the News by Cassandra Rodriguez 10 Juicing and Blending: What You Need to Know by Dr. Judy Gianni, N.M.D. 14 Customer Testimonial 16 Take the Pressure Off with Some Sun-therapy by Afreen Zama Anwar 21 Give Your Heart the Benefit of a Regular Checkup by Dr. Stephen Margolis, M.D. 30 Want a Boost to Your Health? Go to the Beach by Cassandra Rodriguez 33 Strengthen Your Eye Health with Lutein and Zeaxanthin Supplementation by Lynne L. Hall 37 Practice Deep Breathing Exercises for Overall Health Benefits by Lynne L. Hall 41 Getting All the Details on Men s Health by Cassandra Rodriguez 44 Discover the Science Behind the Folklore by Afreen Zama Anwar 48 Take the Colorful Route to a Healthier Prostate by Lynne L. Hall 52 Managing Your AC for Indoor Air Quality by Cassandra Rodriguez 54 Don t Let Low T Bring You Down by Afreen Zama Anwar 48 GardaVita Magazine is published by GardaVita Newhope St., Ste. 104 #238, Fountain Valley, CA All Rights Reserved throughout the world. Reproduction in any manner, in whole or in part, in English or in other languages, is prohibited. Results may not be typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease l July PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Contributing Writers Dr. Stephen Margolis, M.D., Dr. Judy Gianni, N.M.D., Afreen Zama Anwar, Lynne L. Hall, Cassandra Rodriguez Graphic Designer Keith Levin 5

6 LETTER FROM GARDAVITA Dear Reader, Barbecues, a long walk on the beach, and vacation getaways: Summer is all about relaxation after a busy year. When it comes to keeping your health in check, it s a 24/7 job. With this new Journal of Longevity issue on hand, we give you the latest in health news and tips to help you keep up the pace for a fuller and better lifestyle all while you take the pressure off this season. For those picnics and family get-togethers, the last thing you want is an upset stomach. Our interview with Dr. Robert Schiffer (p.26) deals extensively with the intricacies of the digestive system. As a gastroenterologist, Dr. Schiffer helps us understand how to buffer our gut from toxins, manage our overall personal healthcare, and comprehend the importance of alternative medicine techniques in conjunction with Western practices. Essentially, it s all about balance balance in your gut, as well as balance in your everyday life. At the turn of this laidback season, we know you don t want to miss any of that sunshine. But the sun can be good for more than just a tan. This issue, we talk about the extent that the sun has on our blood pressure and cardiovascular system as a whole. Along with the circulatory support supplement, OCC, you can manage the state of your blood vessels and still hang out at the beach (p.16). Not only that, but the beach itself can give you more health benefits than you may be aware of. From a great place to de-stress to giving your skin a little exfoliation from the sand, the beach is the #1 location to treat your health in numerous, positive ways (p.30). While it may be a season of sunshine, it s also a season of allergies. Keeping your sinus health well-maintained is a priority for many, but don t neglect your lung health overall. For example, if you re having the air conditioner on full-blast this year, be sure your air quality is up to high standards. From routine maintenance to changing the filters, a little house work can go a long way to making sure your sinuses are treated right (p.52). But after that, be sure to take advantage of your clean air. You can check out the effects of deep breathing exercises for the lungs in this issue, and the tips to help get you started. Along with Lung Support Formula and it s trove of ingredients to boost your lung support system, you can keep your breathing in the clear (p.37). That s only a sample of what we got for your summer reading. Be sure to take a look at the vital differences between juicing and blending (p.10), or the importance of regular heart health checkups (p.21). We also give you the details on some of our most popular products, including Phytoplex, Ocu-Max, Prostata, CitriCholess, and EnhanceMax PRO. GardaVita gives you that little boost to your health regimen, keeping it in balance. Summer plans, a health update, or a review of our products we re all ears to anything and everything you have to share with us. Be sure to check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and our blog over at GardaVita.com. We re always looking forward to hearing what you have to say! Website Blog Facebook Twitter Yours in Health and Vitality, Journal of Longevity 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee *See page 66 6 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

7 IN THE NEWS SCIENCE HEALTH LIFESTYLE Working on Your Nutritional Education More and more Americans nowadays are checking the nutritional labels on packaged foods, yet still our understanding of them is lacking, to say the least. According to data gathered by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation s 12th Annual Food and Health Survey, this lapse in our nutritional education may very well be negatively impacting our health. If you ever find yourself confused over the technical terms on your labels or the recent news in health, you re not alone. About eight in ten people or 78% stated that they experience numerous conflicting information about what they should or shouldn t eat. More than 56% admit that such information makes them doubt their food decisions. This is even more apparent when around 45% are unable to identify which food or nutrient will give them the support they are looking for, such as weight loss, digestive health, and energy. Compared to the large 96% that look for such benefits, many consumers seem to be missing the mark. Why the confusion? One factor stems from where we get our information from. Friends and family may mean well, but if they don t happen to be a nutritional expert, they may lead you astray. Another factor is our personal perceptions. Frozen or fresh? Organic or not? Consumers are five times more likely to choose a fresh product over canned products and four times over frozen products. Even the uptick in price can color a person s decision; if a product presented to you costs $3 compared to an identical product that is 50 cents, would you assume the more expensive product is of better quality, and thus, healthier? Unfortunately, these flawed decisions can be hurting our health. Know your sources of information, and if they re qualified and well-trusted, whether it s a person or a website. But all is not lost. Though consumers may be influenced by a passing nutritional opinion of a friend, other sources such as health professionals or registered nutritionists are still more trustworthy. Americans aged 50 and older, also known as the health-driven generation, are more confident in their food choices than millennials, and are more likely to maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Being more nutritionally aware is a learning process, and though information out there can be confusing, knowing which sources are professional and instilling more healthy habits into your routine, can help make the difference as you age. Keep Your Youth and Keep Exercising Slowing down your aging is a challenge. It s been shown that through healthy habits such as eating the right nutrients and cutting out bad habits like smoking, can help you feel more vital in your older years. Now new research from Brigham Young University is finding another way that you can delay those wrinkles starting from inside the cells. Published in the medical journal, Preventive Medicine, people who had continuous high levels of physical activity in their routine have significantly longer telomeres, which are the endcaps of our chromosomes. These telomeres are inextricably linked to aging, or more specifically, our cells aging. Telomeres usually shorten as we age, and more premature aging can be caused by stress, obesity, as well as a lack of exercise. The study showed just how big an impact regular exercise has on our cells. Adults with such high physical activity levels have their telomeres with a certain biological advantage of about nine years of less aging over sedentary people. Those who are moderately active are short by two years, still putting the advantage of those who practice a more strenuous exercise regimen. What does it mean to be highly active? For the female subjects, it was 30 minutes of jogging per day, and 40 minutes a day for men, five days a week. 5,823 adults participated in this study. No one knows the exact reason exercise can affect our telomeres, though theories propose either reduced inflammation or oxidative stress. Still, it s a good excuse for you to start using the treadmill, or keep up that morning jog. You can stay fit and, as part of your healthy lifestyle, stay young. 7

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10 ANTIOXIDANT SUPPORT Juicing and Blending: What You Need to Know by Dr. Judy Gianni, N.M.D. Dr. Judy Gianni is a naturopathic physician in Tucson, Arizona. Dedicated to encouraging the body s own healing resources, she emphasizes therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, physical therapies, counseling, and, when necessary, prescription medicines. The focus of Dr. Gianni s practice is women s health. In recent years, juicing and blending have become nutrition s hottest trends. Thanks to their popularity, smoothie bars have popped up everywhere, and blender sales are booming. According to proponents, these concoctions offer a host of health benefits and are a tasty way to get your daily fruits and vegetables. Before you invest in that 10 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 new juicer/blender, however, there are some things you should know to ensure that you get the full range of benefits and avoid possible pitfalls. Getting Past the Hype Eating your fruits and vegetables has long been a dietary guideline. Fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that protect you from oxidative stress and reduce risks for heart, circulatory, cholesterol, and blood sugar issues. They also benefit digestion, build vitality, and assist in overall weight management. The official dietary guidelines suggest a varied diet of 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruits

11 A hectic lifestyle makes it more and more difficult to get the nutrients you need. Even juicing and blending takes valuable time from your day. daily. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most Americans do not consume enough (Moore 2015). Juicing and blending make it easier to get the necessary amounts. Plus, studies show juicing and blending significantly influence phytochemical levels. Both methods offer pros and cons, depending upon how they are processed and incorporated into your diet. Juicing extracts liquid from the pulp and other fibrous materials of fruits or vegetables. Since the majority of compounds are in the juices, such as antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, this method concentrates nutrients per ounce (Uckoo 2012; Young-Hee 2014). In blending, where pulp and fibrous materials are included, drinks retain their nutrients and there is added fiber, which is important for digestive health. Plus, fiber helps fill you up faster, helping with weight management (Shaefer 2016). These processes may make it easier to get adequate vegetables when fruit sweetens their taste. There is one caveat, however. Both juicing and blending contain high levels of sugar, which is detrimental to both your weight program and health considerations. Moderation is the key. While there are good takeaways from both processes, a hectic lifestyle makes it more and more difficult to get the nutrients you need. Even juicing and blending takes valuable time from your day. The easiest way to get your daily nutrition is with Phytoplex, a comprehensive blend of fruit and vegetable extracts that provides a variety of healthful nutrients in one capsule, without the calories you d get eating fruits and vegetables. ANTIOXIDANT SUPPORT Green Vegetable and Fruit Extracts Your Body Needs Phytoplex contains a broadrange of green vegetable and fruit extracts your body needs for peak performance. Each capsule is packed with phytonutrients that provide antioxidant protection to support immune function, balance me- tabolism, and help reduce a number of health risks. Such high levels of protection are linked to greater vitality and longer life expectancy. The compounds in Phytoplex are some of complementary medicine s most researched phytonutrients. They offer a vast array of antioxidants that influence specific health areas and overall well-being. Ginkgo biloba extract is one of the best known. Derived from the leaves of the gingko tree, this extract is filled with powerful constituents that fight oxidative stress and impact a variety of health areas. Research shows gingko benefits cognitive function, car- 11

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16 CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT Take the Pressure Off with Sun-Therapy by Afreen Zama Anwar As the days get longer, and the weather gets warmer, it is a great way to make the most of the daylight indulging in your favorite summer activities. Whether you enjoy the outdoors or not, the fact remains that longer, sunny days present an excellent opportunity to benefit from a healthy dose of sunlight that can support your cardiovascular health as well as maintain healthy blood pressure levels. A Sunnier Route towards a Better Heart While it has always been known that blood pressure levels are higher during winter and further away from the equator, scientists are only recently discovering the role of your skin in blood pressure regulation. It s now believed that exposing skin to sunlight may help reduce blood pressure and cut the risk of certain heart issues according to a study published in 16 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

17 the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. In a recent study, volunteers were given a dose of Ultraviolent-A (UVA) radiation in a lab, corresponding to what they would receive while under the sun for about 30 minutes during summer. The study concluded that participants blood vessels dilated, and their blood pressure decreased. Researchers have suggested that a compound called nitric oxide plays a crucial role in regulating blood pressure. Cells in the inner lining of blood vessels produce nitric oxide to relax, or dilate the vessels, reducing the pressure against which the heart must work. Proper sunlight exposure also mobilizes a large amount of nitric oxide that then travels from skin to blood, where it helps dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure (Parry 2014). The Multiple Benefits of Sunlight Getting a healthy dose of sunlight spells good news for your health. It is especially important for older adults who may be particularly sun-deprived shown by low blood levels of vitamin D and lack of outdoor activity. Proper sun exposure not only helps support cardiovascular health, but can also alleviate inflammation, maintain a healthy weight, and boost your mood. During summer days, your body tends to increase the activity of anti-inflammatory genes, which may prompt your system to shut down inflammatory responses. Additionally, CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT scientists are discovering sunlight may have a positive impact on our weight and help us stay fit, according to studies by the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh. It was demonstrated that ultraviolet radiation may suppress the development of weight gain (Naish 2016). Practicing Safe Sunlight Exposure With the benefits of sunlight being extolled, it is also important to practice safe sunlight exposure habits, such as applying sunscreen before going outside for an extended period of time, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and ensuring that you are sufficiently hydrated to avoid dehydration and exhaustion. Most Common Heart and Circulatory Health Risks Debunked! 1 It s Easy to Know if You Have High Blood Pressure Not necessarily. When it comes to heart and circulatory health, the symptoms can be silent. The best way to assess your health is to get regular blood pressure checks and cholesterol tests. 2 Young People are at Less Risk for Heart Issues Heart risks are not restricted to the older individual. Whether due to genetics, diet choices, or levels of physical activity, heart risks can affect the young just as commonly. While men and women are more likely to have heart trouble in their mid-50s, prevention while young is vital. Adapt to a regular exercise routine, choose healthier meals, and get health check-ups often. 3 Exercise is Dangerous for Those Who Have Heart Trouble Exercise can, in fact, reduce the progression of a heart condition! Exercise pumps the heart and blood, getting oxygen all throughout your body. Getting moderate physical activity of at least 30 minutes of day can provide lasting heart and circulatory benefits. 17

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21 CHOLESTEROL SUPPORT Give Your Heart the Benefit of a Regular Checkup by Dr. Stephen Margolis, M.D. Dr. Steven Margolis is a Certified Cholesterol Counselor with the American Heart Association. He also serves as a clinical instructor at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He combines alternative and allopathic medicine to be most effective in helping his patients. The human heart is one of the most amazing and important organs in the body, a fist-sized powerhouse that works tirelessly to pump oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body to sustain life. Needless to say, maintaining cardiovascular health is something that should be a priority every day to help protect this crucial muscle. It s never too early to start taking care of your heart; making healthier lifestyle choices, staying physically active, and even including a high-quality cholesterolsupport formula such as CitriCholess into your diet. Keeping your cholesterol levels in check by regular monitoring can also help you stay ahead of the game. Stay on Track with Regular Cholesterol Tests Cholesterol is a waxy substance that comes from two sources: your body, and your food intake. Your body needs some cholesterol to function properly, but too much of it can put you at risk. To better keep your levels in check, the American Heart Association recommends that all adults have their cholesterol checked every four to six years, starting at age 20, which is when cholesterol levels can start to go up. As we age, cholesterol levels tend to rise. Men are generally at a higher risk than women. However, a woman s risk goes 21

22 CHOLESTEROL SUPPORT It s never too early to start taking care of your heart; making healthier lifestyle choices, staying physically active, and even including a high-quality cholesterol-support formula such as CitriCholess into your diet. up after she hits menopause. For those with high cholesterol, testing is recommended more frequently ( org). Your total cholesterol level is the overall amount of cholesterol found in your blood. High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) commonly referred to as good cholesterol, act as cholesterol scavengers, picking up excess cholesterol in your blood and taking it back to your liver where it s broken down. The higher your HDL level, the less bad cholesterol you ll have in your blood. On the other hand, Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) can, over time, collect in the walls of blood vessels, leading to plaque growth in the artery walls and eventually narrowing the vessels to the point of blocking blood flow. That is why LDL is often referred to as bad cholesterol. Getting a regular cholesterol test is especially important if you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart problems, are overweight, are physically inactive, eat a high-fat diet, are a smoker, are a man older than 45 or a woman older than 55. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, these are the acceptable, borderline, and high cholesterol and triglyceride measurements for adults. All values are in mg/dl (milligrams per deciliter). Total Cholesterol Less than 200: desirable : borderline high 240 and above: high HDL Less than 40 (men), less than 50 (women): increased risk of heart issues Greater than 60: some protection against heart issues, for men and women LDL Less than 100: optimal : near optimal : borderline high : high 190 and above: very high Triglycerides Less than 150: normal : borderline high : high Above 500: very high In addition to frequent checkups, a healthy lifestyle and diet, and regular exercise, you can also find further support with CitriCholess, the cholesterol management formula that not only features Bergamonte, the clinically tested extract of the exceptional bergamot fruit, but additional cholesterol support ingredients such as Vegapure plant sterols, Citrus sinensis, and essential vitamins such as vitamin B12, B6, and folic acid to give you the additional support you need for cholesterol health. Bergamot The Pioneer in Cholesterol Health Support Extracts of the bergamot fruit found in supplements such as CitriCholess contain exceptionally large amounts of several unique polyphenols. These compounds help dramatically lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, raise protective HDL cholesterol, support healthy blood sugar, and improve overall arterial function and cardiovascular health. What s more, with Bergamot extracts, CoQ10 synthesis is not affected and statin-like side effects are avoided. In a placebo-controlled clinical trial, Italian researchers gave either 500 mg or 1,000 mg of bergamot extract daily to study volunteers with high cholesterol levels. After one month, average LDL cholesterol in the two groups fell by 24 and 36 percent, respectively, HDL cholesterol increased by 22 and 40 percent, and triglycerides another cardiovascular risk factor declined by 30 and 39 percent (Whitaker). Take Nature s Path to Better Cholesterol Health Plant sterols and orange oil extracts are also effective ingredients you can look for in a supplement to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Found naturally in plants and having a structure similar to cholesterol, plant sterols work by mimicking cholesterol and competing with it for absorption. The result is that less cholesterol and less bile (a cholesterol by-product) is absorbed into the body from the gut ( According to the FDA, eating food containing at least 400 mg per serving of plant sterol esters twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 800 mg, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help lower blood cholesterol levels (healthy-america.com). Additionally, orange oil is an ex- 22 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

23 CHOLESTEROL SUPPORT cellent source of D-limonene, a lipidlowering agent that can help lower both triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels. It also has impact on blood pressure, reducing it for more balanced levels. ( Worry Less about Heart Health with CitriCholess Getting your cholesterol levels checked regularly is one of the best things you can do for a thriving cardiovascular system. Acquiring the right nutrients from CitriCholess by GardaVita can also support your health. Containing a fusion of ingredients to promote cholesterol levels within the normal range, CitriCholess can help your overall health, with nutrients such as Bergamonte, Vegapure, folic acid, and vitamin B12 that come together to provide you unparalleled cholesterol support. To order CitriCholess, see next page! References Whitaker, J. Benefits of Bergamot How To Get Your Cholesterol Tested. org/heartorg/conditions/cholesterol/y tomsdiagnosismonitoringofhighcholesterol/ How-To-Get-Your-Cholesterol-Tested_ UCM_305595_Article.jsp#.WPXP3etHarU. Plant sterols and stanols (phytosterols). cholesterol-and-diet/healthy-eating/plantsterols-and-stanols. D-Limonene: Effective for Lowering Cholesterol Naturally and Much More Americans have the highest cholesterol in the world Myth As a nation, we could certainly use some slimming down, but when it comes to cholesterol levels we are solidly middle-of-the-road. According to 2005 World Health Organization statistics, American men rank 83rd in the world in average total cholesterol, and American women rank 81st. In both cases, the average number is 197 mg/dl, just below the Borderline-High Risk category. 2. Eggs are bad Myth It s true that eggs have a lot of dietary cholesterol, but dietary cholesterol isn t nearly as risky as was once thought. Only some of the cholesterol in food ends up as cholesterol in your bloodstream, and if your dietary cholesterol intake rises, your body compensates by producing less cholesterol of its own. 3. Cholesterol is always a bad thing Myth When most people hear cholesterol they think bad. The reality is more complex. High cholesterol can be bad, but cholesterol itself is essential to various bodily processes, from insulating nerve cells in the brain to providing structure for cell membranes. The key is to maintain a balance of high levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and low levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) (Health.com). 23

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26 DOCTOR INTERVIEW Dr. Robert Schiffer: Taking Care of the Gut for Your Whole Body s Sake With digestive troubles affecting a large majority of Americans, Dr. Robert Schiffer gives tried-and-true advice on how to get your gut back into shape. 26 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

27 DOCTOR INTERVIEW With a specialization in the area of digestive health, Dr. Robert Schiffer has both intrinsic knowledge and years of experience within the field. Though starting off his higher education years with a B.A. in English Literature from New York University, his later ventures into medical training which include the Chicago Medical School, the University of California Irvine Medical Center, Georgetown University and more shows where his longtime interest in the health of the human body takes stride, along with his interest in alternative medicine. Dr. Schiffer welcomes approaches from the holistic sphere and incorporates them in his practice along with conventional medicine. Such integrative health care helps patients with pain management, diet choices, and mind and body practices. Working from his clinic in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Schiffer offers daily medical and nutritional advice to patients regarding prevention, effective diagnoses, and how to make one s health their number one priority for living a full life. JOL: Dr. Schiffer, thank you for taking time out of your day to speak with us! Can you describe to us about your profession as a gastroenterologist for our readers? Dr. Robert Schiffer: Essentially, I treat and diagnose diseases of the stomach, the colon, the pancreas, the liver, as well as deal with the metabolic toxic effects that can occur in the liver. I help determine a patient s current nutritional profile and psychological aspects, which all have an impact on any of these GI (gastrointestinal) conditions or symptoms. I also conduct early diagnoses for cancer of the colon by doing colonoscopy, as well as diagnose the upper GI tract for stress with endoscopy. JOL: What prompted you to go into the medical field and be where you are today? R.S.: I wanted to study the human physiology its inner workings, both the impact of nutrition and outside factors on it and apply that to certain diseases and how best to treat them. More personally, I really wanted to be in a practice where I could control my own life and help people get their bearings on their current health state. JOL: Your practice offers alternative and holistic approaches for health. How do these techniques mesh with your gastroenterology work? R.S.: The holistic approach, also known as alternative or integrative medicine, is generally effective and less toxic. Certain sections, including Ayurvedic, Chinese and other forms of alternative medicine, have all been used for many, many years. These approaches are really quite helpful in conjunction with conventional medicine, including gastroenterology. More and more health care providers nowadays are including alternative approaches along with mainstream treatment. For my practice, I use a lot of Ayurvedic-type medicine and approaches like Basala, and I also tend to use natural products for my patient s benefit. Usually these natural products hail from tree bark, certain medicinal leaves and herbal ingredients, which have been exceedingly useful to me over the years. JOL: In your experience, what are the main issues that are impacting people s digestive health today? R.S.: One of the main issues is obesity, which is a result of numerous poor health decisions such as an unhealthy diet, alcohol consumption, caffeine intake, drug usage, eating a lot of gluten, 27

28 DOCTOR INTERVIEW stay in the colon very long to cause any lasting damage. For the sake of your health, you need to have less exposure to toxins, which means less damage to your body that can cause cancer and other diseases. The digestive tract, and the colon particularly, is very important to the state of your immune system. As a microbiome, your gut actually protects the human body by having a lot of good and beneficial bacteria to help detoxify food, and overall keeps the person healthy. and, perhaps more notably, not having an adequate amount of fiber in their meals. For example, many years ago, there was a study done in Africa where the natives were eating whole fiber in their diet fruits and vegetables. The scientists went and actually weighed the bowel movements of the natives and compared them with non-native people who ate more refined vegetables. With non-natives, there was a very high incidence of cancer of the colon, tuberculosis and other similar complications, while the natives did not exhibit any such symptoms. The researchers believed that the fiber in these fruits and vegetables were very productive for the colon and digestive health as a whole. JOL: What are some detoxifying techniques you suggest that people practice for a more stable digestive system? R.S.: I advise them to drink a lot of fluids, eat food high in fiber content, and, optionally, have one day of fasting each month just to clean things out. The way I see it, the GI tract begins from the outside of the body; starting from the mouth to the anus is a large tube where food passes through JOL: How does the state of your gut affect other areas of your health? From cholesterol levels to lung support do these all come into play if your digestive health is less than stellar? R.S.: Your gut influences many of your body s processes. You need to have normal, adequate bowel movements, so that toxic materials that are in food are regularly flushed out. When food products are properly broken down, they don t 28 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

29 DOCTOR INTERVIEW and all kinds of things are secreted, absorbed and excreted finally into the outer world. This tube within the body, when people eat properly and don t let toxic materials stay inside for a long period of time, will really serve their overall health well. JOL: For our digestion, how does exercise impact it? R.S.: Physical activity is very important. You don t need to be a weekend warrior, but some exercise is necessary to help the digestive tract work well and in conjunction with everything else. Exercise also provides oxygen, and helps with the liver s metabolic processes. JOL: You ve spoken about the importance of including vegetables and fruit in our diet. What is the general amount that we should be eating, and which food products do you suggest we eat more of? R.S.: Basically, high fiber vegetables are the core products that you should eat consistently. Also, remember to have some anti-inflammatory foods as well, such as fish, fruits, legumes and seeds, which additionally have a fair amount of fiber. The average individual should have somewhere between 35 and 40 grams of fiber a day. Right now, most Americans have only about 10 grams of fiber a day, so that part of our collective diet is really lacking. JOL: As part of the Doctor s Advisory Board, do you ever recommend Garda- Vita supplements to patients? Do you ever take supplements for your own health? R.S.: Yes, I recommend them! I m particularly fond of Mega Probiotic, which is a very good product. It offers billions of bacteria in its formula, which is really helpful in filling the colon with, and then helps along the body s detoxification processes that needs to take place, along with metabolism. Biotix Plus is another product I like to recommend. Its enzymes not only work on consumed food, but also help with the overall digestive process. With a working digestive system, you can absorb a lot of nutrients. JOL: Thanks again for your time, Dr. Schiffer. Any final tips for our readers before you go? R.S.: It all comes down to the basics of eating healthy; so have a lot of fiber, don t eat too many carbohydrates, have anti-inflammatory foods, eat foods low in gluten and sugar, and reduce your consumption in alcohol. These are all easy eating habits that, I believe, would result in a much healthier aspect all around. 29

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31 LIFESTYLE STORY Want a Boost to Your Health? Go to the Beach by Cassandra Rodriguez With the onset of summer, you can do more than just get a nice tan. Going to the beach can be doing even more for your overall health and well-being than you may initially realize. One study examined such benefits, which was published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. Lead author Aaron Hipp, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Brown School, surmised the beach s restorative benefits for both physical and mental health. An interesting point the study makes is how natural environments like the beach can offer restorative benefits even better than familiar artificial ones, such as a gym or a training room (Boulanger 2013). Still, specific conditions for the beach, as suggested by the study, must be met to achieve maximum health benefits. Mild temperature days and low tides offer the most restorative environments when visiting the beach, Hipp said. Choosing the best days to go to the beach mild weather with little humidity if possible can create a perfect combination for your stress-free trip. 31

32 LIFESTYLE STORY Getting Enough Sunshine So what certain health benefits can you expect from a day on the beach? One of the most well-known positives is getting your daily dose of sunshine, or more specifically, vitamin D. As a vitamin that is not easily acquired through food, most people get 80 to 90 percent of their daily dose through sun exposure, or high-quality supplements. Information from the Harvard Medical School details the most substantial source of vitamin D we absorb is determined by how much UVB light gets through to us. (Kruschewsky 2014). As vitamin D is metabolized, it benefits bone health, skin health, and has even shown positives for mental health by boosting our levels of endorphins (Boulanger 2013). However, if you ve heard about shielding yourself from the sun to escape the potentially damaging rays, this benefit may sound confusing. It s important to remember to practice reasonable sun exposure. Most sunscreens block out UVB rays, which help create vitamin D. Staying out in the sun for minutes without sunscreen is considered appropriate, as you will experience its benefits first and foremost (thefactsite.com). The vitamin D council states that the human body can produce from 10,000 to 25,000 IU of vitamin D in just this small amount of time (Kruschewsky 2014). If you re planning on that hour-long tan however, bring the sunscreen with you. The Exfoliant Nature of Sand Walking barefoot on the sand can be even better than just a simple indulgence. The nerve endings in each foot number between 3000 and 7000, which the sand stimulates much more than if you were walking in shoes. Wet sand especially acts as a natural exfoliant, which helps peel off the dead skin cells from not just your feet, but all over your body. 32 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 Normally, your skin sheds around 50,000 skin cells per minute, which can stay attached to your body long after. This can clog your pores, and lead to skin issues like acne or blackheads. With proper exfoliation, you can keep your skin clean. If you want take the full advantages of the sand, take an easy stroll by the water and let the wet sand wash over your feet (Kruschewsky 2014). Minerals in the Seawater The seawater contains numerous amounts of minerals that the body needs to function properly. These include magnesium, potassium and iodine, which can help fight off infection and can even help the skin retain its elasticity (Boulanger 2013). One study conducted by the International Journal of Dermatology determined that the magnesium present in seawater can also help moisturize the skin. Additional research in the Skin Research and Technology medical journal also noted that the naturally occurring salt and potassium chloride may help speed up skin healing. This is spurred on by the fact that water increases circulation in the body, which quickens skin cell regeneration (Millehan 2011). Moving More on the Beach If you re going to the beach to lay under the sun, consider doing some physical activity as well. Numerous other beach time activities helps us stay fit, including swimming, walking, jogging or playing volleyball. Walking on the beach itself is considered a better workout than walking on concrete, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology (Boulanger 2013). When you walk on sand, your body requires about times more mechanical work than walking on a hard surface at the same speed. If you also take a swim, you burn even more calories, up to 200. If you re a sportsactive person, playing beach volleyball can burn 300 calories or more (Kruschewsky 2014). Beaches as the Greatest Stress-Reliever The beach is a great place to unwind from anxieties and stress. This is even more possible when you don t bring your usual tech with you. A study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden determined how staying glued to your tablets, smartphones and computer are typically associated with stress and loss of sleep (Kruschewsky 2014). So, why bring along your work to the beach? Breathe in the air, and let the sun s rays wash your worries away. There s so much to take advantage of during the summer, and the traditional getaway to the beach is just one of them. To recharge, engage in fun physical activity, and get your daily dose of sunshine. Planning a trip to the seaside with friends and family can do a wealth of benefits for you, both physically and mentally. References: Kruschewsky, Gabriela. 7 Reasons Your Body Wants You To Plan A Beach Trip Right Now beach-health-effects_n_ html 10 Health Benefits of Hitting the Beach. Boulanger, Amy. Health Benefits Of The Beach: 3 Reasons To Hit The Beach This Summer Millehan, Jan. What Are the Health Benefits of Swimming in Sea Water?

33 EYE HEALTH Strengthen Your Eye Health with Lutein and Zeaxanthin Supplementation by Lynne Hall Anew study published in the November 2016 issue of Eye and Vision Journal shows that the use of lutein & zeaxanthin dietary supplements may well help protect eye health. The study, conducted on healthy young people, reported that there were improvements in both 6-and 12-month intervals among the participants using the supplement in comparison to the placebo group. Researchers found that the ones taking 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin had significantly increased macular density and an improved recovery from repeated exposure to photo (light) stress and disability glare, the loss of vision occurring with light exposure within the field of vision (Stringham 2016). This study, the latest in a number of studies, confirms the importance of providing your eyes with the nutrients necessary to support eye health and promote healthy vision. Powerful Pair for Eye Health Lutein and zeaxanthin are dietary carotenoids central to eye health and are key in protecting against age-related eye conditions. Found nowhere else 33

34 An important fact to know about lutein and zeaxanthin is that the body makes neither nutrient. They can only be obtained through either supplementation or certain foods 34 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 in significant amounts within the body, they deposit their distinctive yelloworange color to the area of the retina known as the macula, increasing the density of macular pigment. This increase in macular density protects against age-related macular conditions by filtering high-energy blue light waves that cause oxidative stress, which, in turn, results in lens cloudiness and macular conditions. Both lutein and zeaxanthin also possess potent antioxidant properties of their own (Stringham 2016). This study is just the latest that confirms the value of lutein and zeaxanthin to eye health. Studies published in numerous professional publications show that higher levels of these nutrients are associated with fewer macular and age-related conditions, as well as improved night vision and visual acuity. These studies also suggest that a mixture of the two is more effective than any concentration of just one (Heiting 2016). An important fact to know about lutein and zeaxanthin is that the body makes neither nutrient. They can only be obtained through either supplementation or certain foods, such as leafy green vegetables, eggs, corn and broccoli. However, studies show that Western diets are deficient in both nutrients. (CDC 2012). The easiest way to be sure you are getting enough of the right nutrients is through supplementation with an eyehealth supplement, such as Ocu-Max, which contains lutein and zeaxanthin and other important eye nutrients. The Sharp-Vision Formula As a complete eye-support formula, Ocu-Max is packed with a full contingent of antioxidant nutrients that address all aspects of vision and eyehealth, including circulation, inflammation, lubrication, lens clarity, and retinal and macular health. The anchor ingredient is Flora- GLO, a patented formula containing lutein and zeaxanthin in dosages that are comparable to the 2016 study. FloraGLO has undergone 23 human trials more than any other similar ingredient, the results of which demonstrate its value. These trials show that the participants taking FoloraGLO had increases in plasma concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin and increased macular density. Study participants also reported improvements in vision (Green 2014). Ocu-Max additionally contains an important bundle of antioxidant nutrients vitamins A, C, and E, and the minerals copper and zinc shown to have particular actions within the eyes. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) conducted at the National Eye Institute, showed that people who took all five nutrients had a 25% reduced risk of age-related macular problems. Additionally, vitamins C and E are antioxidants that protect the eyes against oxidative stress caused by light and pollution exposure (AREDS 2001). In addition to its actions deep within the eye, vitamin A works in synergy with a unique nutrient known as Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis). Together these compounds help protect corneal tissue, fight inflammation, and assist in lubrication in dry eyes (Heiting 2017; Puduch 2014). Eyebright is an herb known for its anti-inflammatory antimicrobial properties that benefit eye health. Completing the Ocu-Max formula are alpha lipoic acid, the universal antioxidant that s known to recharge other antioxidants, and gingko biloba and bilberry, herbs that support eye health and vision function (Shim 2012). Bring the Future into Focus The 2016 study on lutein and zeaxanthin is just the latest information showing the importance of these two nutrients to eye health. The findings show that getting adequate amounts help increase macular density and improve light and glare recovery. Since the body does not make these nutrients and Western diets are low in both, one of the best ways to ensure you get the right amount is through supplementation. Ocu-Max is a superior eye-health formula that provides dosages that are comparable to the 2016 study of lutein

35 and zeaxanthin. It also contains nutrients vital to eye health, such as vitamins A, C, E, the minerals zinc and copper, and herbs, such as ginkgo biloba, bilberry and eyebright, which are all well-known for their support of eye health, as well as possible protection from age-related macular issues. Ocu- Max can help bring your future into sharp focus. To order Ocu-Max, see next page! and Bilberry Anthocyanins Improve Visual Function in Patients with Normal Tension Glaucoma. Journal of Medicinal Food (2012): gov/pubmed/ Stringham J et al (2016). Macular carotenoid supplementation improves disability glare performance and dynamics of photostress recovery. Eye and Vision20163:30. eandv.biomedcentral.com/articles/ / s References: AMDF (2001) Vitamins and Zinc (AREDS) A Treatment for Macular Degeneration? American Macular Degeneration Foundation; AREDS (2001). A randomized, placebocontrolled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss: AREDS report no. 8. Archives of Ophthalmology (2001): Print. CDC (2012). Chapter 2: Fat soluble vitamins and nutrients. Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population gov/nutritionreport/pdf/fat.pdf Green J et al (2014). Human Trials with FloraGLO Lutein. Kemin Industries, Inc. products/floraglo-lutein/clinical-research Heiting G (2016). Lutein And Zeaxanthin: Eye And Vision Benefits. All About Vision; September com/nutrition/lutein.htm Heiting G (2017). Vitamin A And Beta- Carotene: Eye Benefits. All About Vision.com; March nutrition/vitamin_a.htm Paduch R (2014). Assessment of Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis L.) Extract Activity in Relation to Human Corneal Cells Using In Vitro Tests. Balkan Med J Mar; 31(1): articles/pmc / Shim S et al (21012). Ginkgo biloba Extract THE Dry Eyes FACT SHEET When you get dry eyes, your eyes don t produce enough tears quickly, leaving it irritated and inflamed. Symptoms of dry eyes include; redness of the eye, stinging, blurred vision, eye fatigue, and excess tears after dry eye periods. Dry eyes can be caused by numerous factors such as medication side-effects, infrequent blinking after staring at computer screens for long periods of time, allergies, insufficient nutrients, and inadequate hydration. An estimate of 30 million adults in the U.S. report having dry eyes, and is the top reason for patients visiting their eye health care physician Treat your eyes with care. Avoid pollutants, use artificial tears to provide your eyes more moisture, hydrate your eyes, get healthy nutrition, and always remember to blink often! 35

36 You Only Have 1 Set Of Eyes Take Care of Them with Ocu-Max with FloraGLO Lutein & Zeaxanthin Ocu-Max is a comprehensive formula specifically designed to support eye circulation and eye health. FloraGLO Lutein and Zeaxanthin help maintain the health of the macular region of the eye. FloraGLO is one of the most clinically researched lutein brands worldwide. Quantity Savings Code Price 6 Month Supply VOA6 $ Month Supply (Save $19.85) VOA4 $ Month Supply (Save $4.95) VOA2 $ Month Supply VOA1 $ (Save$59.75) Ocu-Max is fortified with Antioxidants known to boost the levels of other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. Carotenoids that can fortify the eye s macula, a key area critical to healthy vision. Minerals shown to support eye health. Vitamins that can guard sensitive eye tissue from free radical damage caused by pollution and sunlight. AutoShip Save $10 and get Ocu-Max for only $19 95 plus get FREE S&H CODE: VOALG This offer automatically enrolls you in AutoShip. Cancel anytime. See page 58 for more information. FloraGLO is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc To Order, Call Days a Week 24 Hours a Day See page 66 for ordering information GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Free Standard Shipping on orders $35+ 15% off & Free Standard Shipping on orders $

37 LUNG SUPPORT Practice Deep Breathing Exercises for Overall Health Benefits by Lynne Hall Just breathe. Maybe you ve given yourself that command when you were upset, or on the verge of losing control. You probably found that when you ve stopped and breathed fully and deeply, you do feel better, calmer and able to confront the situation. So it works! But, that s not all. There are, in fact, deep breathing techniques that can help you de-stress and that can benefit both respiratory and overall health. Here, we discuss the benefits of deep breathing and share those techniques. We also will inform you about Lung Support Formula, a supplement that nourishes the respiratory system and supports lung health with compounds from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Deep Breathing Is Good for Your Health As the cornerstone of both yoga and meditation, deep breathing has figured prominently in the relaxation practices of ancient cultures. Taking slow, deep breaths that fully involve the diaphragm and cause the belly to rise encourages the full exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide. Studies show that deep breathing carries a multitude of health benefits. The most well-known is its ability 37

38 LUNG SUPPORT to calm the symptoms of stress rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing and rising blood pressure by dissipating levels of cortisol, the main flight or fight hormone. On a long-term basis, deep breathing helps lower oxidative stress, thanks to the decrease in cortisol and an increase in melatonin, a powerful antioxidant (Martarelli 2011). Establishing a program of deep breathing is a whole-body experience that positively impacts not only your mental and emotional states but also influences your physical health. One area most affected by deep breathing is respiratory health. According to experts, these exercises help with breathing issues by strengthening respiratory muscles (Borge 2014). Deep breathing also influences the body s autonomic and parasympathetic nerve systems, which offers a number of benefits, including a strengthened immune response, improved digestion, better sleep and reduced inflammation (Matthijs 2014; Alderman 2016; Brown 2012; Twal 2016). As an added bonus, research suggests that since higher oxygen levels help burn fat, deep breathing helps with weight control (Coleman). Deep Breathing Techniques that Benefit Overall Health Here are the steps you can take to practice your deep breathing exercises. 1. Find a quiet place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and relax, breathing regularly through your nose. 2. Place one hand on your chest and one on your stomach. Monitor your breathing. If your chest rises most with each breath, you are not using your lower lungs. 3. Place one hand on your chest and one on your abdomen and follow your breathing, noticing how your abdomen rises and falls. 4. Inhale deeply and breathe slowly through your nose, feeling your abdomen rise with inhalation, your chest moving only slightly. 5. Exhale through your mouth, keeping your mouth, tongue and jaw relaxed. 6. Relax and concentrate on the sound and feeling of your long, slow, deep breaths. Focus on a word, phrase or image that helps you relax. 7. Try to practice 10 to 20 minutes twice a day and establish a routine by practicing at the same time every day. (Davis 1982). You can augment your breathing exercise and support normal respiratory health with Lung Support Formula, a daily supplement packed with 16 active ingredients from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). A Clinically-Proven Formula to Benefit Respiratory Health Lung Support Formula is a comprehensive formula that supports and improves lung function. A definitive study on this unique supplement was performed in China, where increased pollution from industry and automobile emissions poses increased respiratory challenges. This randomized, placebocontrolled study found significant improvements in respiratory symptoms, such as cough, expectoration, and chronic breathing problems, after just three months (Cai 2013). The secret to Lung Support Formula s success is that each of the 16 compounds brings multiple actions that support lung health and help improve respiratory-related issues. Asian ginseng, for example, is a powerful antioxidant that positively influences chronic lung issues (Scaglione 2001). At the same time, it is an adaptogen that adapts itself to enhance lungsupporting organs, such as the spleen and kidneys (Oliynyk 2013). Gingko biloba, meanwhile, has antiinflammatory actions studies that work within the lungs to influence breathing issues (Favarin 2013), as well as antioxidant and immune-strengthening properties (Nash 2015). Working alongside ginseng and gingko are white mulberry and ophiopogon japonicas. These venerated TCM compounds exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions and have been shown to positively impact lung health (Cai 2013). In the case of mulberry, it helps regulate blood sugar, which is a major factor in lung health (Stachnik- Rusklow 2016). Also included in this amazing supplement are Astragalus membranaceus, Cordyceps sinensis, forsythia, Chinese salvia, magnolia, Gekko gecko, apricot, vitamins A and C, and minerals magnesium and zinc. All 16 ingredients work in synergy to make Lung Support Formula a highly-effective supplement. The 2 million bottles already sold is testament to its value in strengthening lung health. Take a Deep Breath and Just Live Establishing a routine of deep breathing at least twice a day is an excellent way to ease stress, strengthen immune response, and impact overall and, particularly, respiratory health. Adding a daily supplement, such as clinically-proven Lung Support Formula, will supplement your deep breathing program by addressing respiratory and overall health. More than 2 million bottles of this clinically-proven formula have been sold, with good reason. It s packed with 16 Traditional Chinese Medicine ingredients that work in synergy to support lung health and strengthen respiratory function. Make sure it s only the good moments in life that take your breath away with daily care from Lung Support Formula. To order Lung Support Advanced, see next page! 38 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

39 LUNG SUPPORT References Alderman L (2016). Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: the benefits of controlled breathing. The New York Times; November 9, nytimes.com/2016/11/09/well/mind/breatheexhale-repeat-the-benefits-of-controlledbreathing.html Borge et al (2014). Effects of controlled breathing exercises and respiratory muscle training in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: results from evaluating the quality of evidence in systematic reviews. BMC Pulmonary Medicine201414: articles/ / Brown R and Gerbarg P (2012). The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions. Shambhala Publications; June 12, 2012; 240 pages Cai Y et al (2013). Effects of Lung Support Formula on respiratory symptoms among older adults: results of a three-month follow-up study in Shanghai, China. Nutrition Journal (2013): n. pag. Nutrition Journal. Web. 19 Dec content/12/1/57. Coleman N. Can you really lose weight breathing? DailyMail.com. dailymail.co.uk/health/article-54709/canreally-lose-weight-breathing.htmldavis M et al (1982). The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, 2nd edition; New Harbringer Publications, Favarin D et al (2013). Potential Effects of Medicinal Plants and Secondary Metabolites on Acute Lung Injury. BioMed Research International Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID , 12 pages. com/journals/bmri/2013/576479/ Martarelli D et al (2011). Diaphragmatic Breathing Reduces Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID , 10 pages. hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/932430/ Matthijs K et al (2014). Voluntary activation of the sympathetic nervous system and attenuation of the innate immune response in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A May 20; 111(20): nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc / Nash K et al (2015). Current Perspectives on the Beneficial Role of Ginkgo biloba in Neurological and Cerebrovascular Disorders. Integr Med Insights. 2015; 10: nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc / Oliynyk S et al (2013). Actoprotective effect of ginseng: improving mental and physical performance. J Ginseng Res Apr; 37(2): articles/pmc / Scaglione F et al (2001). Effects of the standardised ginseng extract G115 in patients with chronic bronchitis. Clin Drug Invest.2001;21: Stachnik-Rusklow (2016). How diabetes affects your lungs. Healthgrades Operations; March 25, healthgrades.com/tips-for-managingdiabetes/how-diabetes-affects-your-lungs Twal W et al (2016). Yogic breathing when compared to attention control reduces the levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers in saliva: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med Aug 18;16: pubmed/ Boost Your Lung Health with These Simple Steps Modify Your Smoking Habits. If you smoke, the benefits of smoking less or quitting are enormous. The moment you quit smoking your body begins to heal itself from the years of smoking. Improve Your Fitness. The fitter you are, the easier it is for your lungs to supply oxygen to your body. Thirty minutes of sweat-inducing exercise daily will help boost your lung capacity. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting new exercise. Maintain a Healthy Weight. If you re overweight, studies show that losing weight can help increase lung capacity and improve lung function (Jones 2015). Breathe More Efficiently. Breathing from the diaphragm helps you draw in more air. To do this effectively, think about drawing air into the bottom third of your lungs as you expand your belly. Doing this while inhaling through your nose will produce a relaxing sensation throughout your body (Chapple). 39

40 Savor Every Breath You Take Lung Support Formula Is Clinically Proven In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 100 participants took one Lung Support Formula capsule or a placebo capsule twice a day for 12 weeks. The group taking Lung Support Formula experienced significant improvements in respiratory health. Supports healthy lung function Helps improve the respiratory system Contains naturally derived Chinese medicinal herbs Clinically proven [I] have taken Lung Support Formula for many years. It has helped me breathe during heavy allergy season, especially during the night. -Randi F., TX Quantity Savings Code Price 6 Month Supply VLSD $ Month Supply (Save $19.85) VLSC $ Month Supply (Save $4.95) VLSB $ Month Supply VLSA $ (Save$59.75) GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 AutoShip Save $10 and get Lung Support for only $19 95 plus get FREE S&H CODE: VLSLG This offer automatically enrolls you in AutoShip. Cancel anytime. See page 58 for more information. To Order, Call Days a Week 24 Hours a Day See page 66 for ordering information. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Free Standard Shipping on orders $35+ 15% off & Free Standard Shipping on orders $

41 LIFESTYLE STORY Getting All the Details on Men s Health by Cassandra Rodriguez Staying on the top of your health can be difficult, but rewarding. For the month of June, Men s Health Awareness is playing a big part. There s no better time to make your health a priority, become more educated on specific men s health issues and learning what you can do to manage them overall. Most Common Men s Health Issues Today While the state of our physical health is important for all, there are certain issues that affect men either by a majority or solely. Prostate health, for example, is an important health concern for men, and issues with it can lead to more serious conditions. Once men reach over the age of 40, the prostate begins to grow, which can give rise to BPH, or benign prostate enlargement. Common symptoms for BPH include a slow urinary stream and a sudden urge to use the bathroom. Detecting prostate issues is usually through regular PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests. The American Cancer Society suggests that screenings should begin around age 50, where men can develop higher risks of prostate troubles (The John Hopkins University). Sexual health is also considered a major health concern. Around 1 in 4 men can experience some form of sexual health issue by the age of 65. This can be linked to low testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction, which can lead to numerous other health problems as well. As testosterone is a main male hormone, its low levels can contribute to a decreased sex drive, fatigue, mood and even occasional memory problems (The John Hopkins University; Hoffman 2008). Heart troubles is the leading health threat for men. While this issues affects women just as much, 41

42 LIFESTYLE STORY men s arteries can develop atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries, earlier than women. Experts have said that women naturally have higher levels of good (HDL) cholesterol, which contribute to this. Men need to work harder to reduce their risks of heart failure and high blood pressure (Hoffman 2008). Mood support is vital for everyone, but research suggests men with low moods may be more common with women, and may not seek help due to social stigma. When hormones and chemicals are out of balance, it can affect sleep, appetite and energy levels. Not to mention, constant and low moods are also linked to heart trouble. When it comes to emotional health, seeking out help is important (Hoffman 2008). Improving Your Own Health For men s health month, it s time to take action and become more aware of your current health habits. Tackling a more well-rounded diet and incorporating physical activity in your day are essential. However, there are more specific aspects you can achieve if you want to curb the issues that affect men s health today. 42 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 Drop the Cigarettes Playing a huge factor in men s health, cardiovascular issues is something to be concerned about. One of the greatest contributors to heart problems is smoking. Each cigarette that you smoke reduces how much oxygen gets transported to your heart. It can also raise your blood pressure, speed up your heart rate, make blood clots, and damage the inner lining of your blood vessels. Quitting smoking can very much lower your chances of getting high blood pressure and other serious heart risks (WebMD). It also eliminates the troubles of secondhand smoke, which can also raise both heart and lung issues (cdc.gov). If you re a smoker, kicking the habit can be difficult. Speak to your doctor about possible medication or nicotine aids to help. A support group of friends and family can also help you focus on your healthier path, along with substituting other activities that you used to spend on a smoking break. Sleeping Well Lack of sleep contributes to numerous health conditions. Mood support is one of them, which less sleep can result in feeling more fatigue, less energy, and can even lead to depression. Getting a regular 7-8 hours of sleep each night can keep your energy levels and mood fairly balanced. A study by the University of California found how people who napped for at least a half hour during the day were more competitive and successful in both visual games and memory challenges (Lim). Performance and productivity levels go way up when you get the rest that you need. Tame Your Stress Taking the time to relax from the hustle and bustle is an essential aspect to your overall happiness. Yoga can be an especially great way to unwind, as concluded by a study done by the University of Illinois. Just a 20 minute session of meditative breathing exercises was able to increase brain speed, memory and mental agility. It s recommended to do such meditative exercises around twice a week (Lim). Don t Neglect Your Check- Ups One of the best ways to lead by example is to get your regular doctor check-ups. They can screen you for common men s health issues, and advise you on your diet and exercise plan. Research has shown that men go to the doctor less than women and may be more likely to have a serious condition. Unfortunately, it s all too common for men to not consider their health risks. Careful planning of your health and taking preventative action can lead to a positive impact (Hoffman 2008). Diet and Exercise Still Important Both diet and exercise are a pair that you should never neglect. When it comes to making the right food choices or setting aside a time of day to get your heart pumping, it all comes down to simple things. Restrict the amount of sugar you eat, get at least 2 ½ hours of activity in a week, choose fiber-rich foods, and change your exercise routine every once in a while (Lim; cdc.gov). When it comes to nutrition, choosing appropriate supplements can also help with your healthy choices. Half of our population deals with many health issues, so it s vital to educate yourself on what issues are common and how they can affect you. Taking preventative action, learning the latest in health news, as well as practicing healthy habits is just some of the best things you can do for Men s Health Month. References: The John Hopkins University. June is Men s Health Awareness Month. hopkinsmedicine.org/health/awareness/june_ mens_health_awareness.html National Men s Health Week. cdc.gov/men/nmhw/ WebMD. Smoking and Heart Disease quit-smoking-heart#1 Hoffman, Matthew, M.D. 6 Top Health Threats to Men features/6-top-health-threats-men#1 Lim, Jillian Rose. 15 Healthy Habits You Should Already Have. expert-advice/15-healthy-habits-you-shouldalready-have /junk-food-hurtsyour-body-and-brain

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44 URINARY HEALTH Discover the Science Behind the Folklore A berry-rich diet provides optimal urinary support. by Afreen Zama Anwar Maintaining urinary health is often considered synonymous with a healthy and active lifestyle. Your urinary system plays an important role in day-to-day health, such as removing toxins from your body, and making sure you stay hydrated by absorbing a balanced amount of water. However, at times, the urinary system may not function as well as it should, affecting our general health and well-being. 44 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 There are several steps you can take to maintain urinary health. A few examples include sufficient hydration, proper hygiene, emptying your bladder frequently, and avoiding foods that may irritate your bladder. Additionally, choosing a premium supplement such as CranZyme, which feature superiorquality cranberry and blueberry extracts, can help you maintain a thriving urinary system. The Dynamic Berry Duo for a Thriving Urinary System As a native North American fruit, cranberries were perceived mainly as a folk remedy for the longest time, but are now moving past the folklore realm. Thanks to science-backed studies, they showcase the many benefits of cranberries for bladder and overall health. Including a supplement with a cranberry extract such as CranZyme

45 Researchers now believe that cranberries contain substances proanthocyanins, which are a class of polyphenols that prevent infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. URINARY HEALTH can be especially beneficial in supporting urinary health. Researchers now believe that cranberries contain substances proanthocyanins, which are a class of polyphenols that prevent infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. There are a couple of different theories about how exactly cranberries do this. Some studies show that certain antioxidants in cranberries change the bacteria so that they can t stick to the urinary tract. Another idea is that cranberries create a slippery coating on the urinary tract walls that prevents bacteria from getting a good grip (DerSarkissian 2016). In another study, a team of doctors from the National Taiwan University Hospital reviewed 10 earlier studies on cranberries for their new research. These studies collectively included 1,500 participants, all of whom were given daily cranberry products, a cranberry-free placebo, or nothing at all. At the conclusion of each study, rates of UTI were evaluated amongst the various groups. Overall, it was observed that there was a 38 percent reduction in urinary tract issues among participants taking some kind of cranberry product, compared to participants taking no cranberry product at all. Evidence from studies supports cranberry s usage for urinary health. What this is doing is solidifying what has been folklore for quite some time, said Dr. Deborah Wing, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Finally, the science is catching up to what our mothers have been telling us for so many decades (Pittman 2012). Blueberries offer similar benefits as cranberries, with research showing that blueberries may help prevent urinary tract infections. Published studies, including from the University of Maryland Medical Center, have made the argument that specific compounds found in blueberries also called proanthocyanidins keep bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract s walls (Vera 2011). By incorporating a supplement fortified with potent cranberry extracts such as CranZyme, you can optimize your urinary tract health for a healthier and comfortable lifestyle. A proprietary blend of cranberry and blueberry extracts in addition to amino acids that supports urinary tract health, CranZyme supports bladder and other key urinary organs for overall urinary health. Cran-Max and Blue-Max for Maximum Urinary Support CranZyme gives your urinary health a double boost with Cran-Max and Blue-Max clinically tested, highly concentrated extracts of cranberries and blueberries that work together to provide unparalleled care and protection. Cran-Max is a clinically tested extract used for urinary tract health that 45

46 URINARY HEALTH Cranberry and Blueberry Cranberries and blueberries are close relatives in the Ericaceae family of plants Both contain resveratrol, which is known to increase endurance, protect heart health, support vision, sharpen memory, and promote cognitive function (Demedeiros). Cranberries were popular among American sailors during the days of wooden and iron ships because their high vitamin C content helped prevent scurvy. Cranberries were added to pemmican, a Native American survival cake made of fat and lean meat (Benefits-of-Resveratrol.com). Fun Facts Blueberries were held in high esteem by Native Americans, who used them for their medicinal value in treating coughs and other illnesses. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than most other fruits or vegetables (Taylor). is made from 100% cranberry fruit solids. It is manufactured through a proprietary process that intensifies the natural benefits of the whole cranberry, without the use of any solvents, preservatives, sugars, water, flavorings or color ( Blue-Max is also a highly concentrated blueberry extract that delivers a powerful dose of antioxidants to support urinary health. Much like cranberries, blueberries also contain compounds that can inhibit the adhesion of E. coli to the cells that line the urinary tract ( Additionally, amla, or Indian gooseberry can help keep your bladder healthy thanks to the large amount of vitamin C it contains. Vitamin C is believed to possess the ability to inhibit the growth of some bacteria by acidifying the urine ( 46 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 Unparalleled Urinary Support with CranZyme There are several ways to help maintain urinary health, but cranberries have always taken the lead with their unsurpassed ability to promote a thriving urinary system. An age-old folk remedy that is now backed by multiple scholarly studies, cranberry and blueberry extracts such as those found in CranZyme pack a powerful punch in the support of bladder health and other key urinary organs. Further supported with additional potent ingredients such as lactoferrin, peptidase, hemicellulase, glucoxidase and catalase into a wellbalanced urinary-health formula, this innovative product packs a powerful punch when it comes to urinary support and overall well-being. These patented extracts also feature BioShield technology that protects the extracts from gastric acids so that the nutrients can reach the lower intestinal tract undamaged; giving your system not only a powerful defense against invaders, but the peace of mind that comes with a healthy, thriving urinary system. To order CranZyme, see next page! References: / douglaslabs.com/media/dlcra.pdf. DerSarkisian, C. Are Cranberries Good for UTI Prevention? Pittman, G. Study supports urinary tract infection protection from cranberries. com/ /lifestyle/sns-rt-us-uticranberriesbre86816z _1_utiscranberry-juice-urinary-tract, Vera, K. Blueberries and Urinary Tract Infections. article/ blueberries-and-urinary-tractinfections/, Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs. hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/ kidney_and_urinary_system_disorders/ urinary_tract_infections_utis_85,p01497/.

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48 PROSTATE HEALTH Take the Colorful Route to a Healthier Prostate by Afreen Zama Anwar When it comes to urinary health, medical experts agree that an overall pattern of healthy eating and regular exercise can help you keep your prostate health up to date ( A walnut-sized muscular organ that only men have, the prostate is part of the male reproductive system, located below the bladder and partly responsible for making semen and giving it its liquidity. It is normal for the prostate to enlarge as men get older, and while two-thirds of men aged 50 or older don t encounter any issues, in some cases, an enlarged prostate can press on the tube from the bladder and cause urinary problems due to its location ( As far as a healthy diet goes for prostate support, lycopene, as a carotenoid, is emerging as a powerful player in support of urinary health. Carotenoids are a family of pigments that give fruits and vegetables their brilliant red, orange, and yellow coloring. As a powerful antioxidant, lycopene can ward off free radicals which can damage the makeup of DNA. Research has shown that a diet rich in lycopene-containing foods may also help lower the risk of prostate-related issues in men (Godman 2012). 48 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

49 Research has shown that a diet rich in lycopene-containing foods may also help lower the risk of prostate-related issues in men. Color Your Palate with These Lycopene-Rich Superfoods Some of the best foods for prostate with their red hue are tomatoes and watermelons. Both are high in lycopene, which helps keep the prostate cells healthy. One particular study, involving almost 48,000 doctors, found that men who ate ten or more servings of tomato products each week were a third less likely to develop prostate issues than those who ate less than one and a half servings per week. The reason for this? Lycopene is released from within tomato cells and skins while cooking; about five times more lycopene than when eaten raw. This is what makes ketchup and tomoato purée some of the richest sources of lycopene out there. Lycopene is also fat-soluble, and you can help increase your dietary absorption of this nutrient as much as threefold by adding some olive oil on your tomato based dishes (Brewer). Watermelon is also another staple of summertime it s fat-free, sodiumfree, and high in vitamins A and C. Also a source of lycopene, it is best to store your melons at room temperature. They ll have more lycopene and betacarotene than melons in the fridge. Potent Ingredients for Powerful Prostate Support Along with a lycopene-rich diet, you can get further prostate support with Prostata. This premium prostatehealth supplement features the unique Prostate Support Complex with potent ingredients such as lycopene, saw palmetto, pumpkin seed, nettle and African pygeum. These nutrients that work in conjunction with a host of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, vitamin B6, zinc, selenium and copper, are all contained in this comprehensive formula to help nourish your prostate and support urinary health. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that was performed to assess the efficacy of Prostata, total scores of International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and quality of life indicators were significantly better among the patients in the intervention group than those in the control group. Prostata was also clinically proven as a whole formula to improve prostate signs such as urinary discomfort, reduce frequent nocturnal urination, and increase urinary flow rate. Positive signs were seen after two months of intervention, with researchers concluding that Prostata may even prove useful in improving quality of life (Xie 2012). R e s e a r c h has shown that lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes and certain other fruits and vegetables their hue, helps guard prostate cells PROSTATE HEALTH by reducing inflammation and protecting cells from oxidative damage by free radicals (Wertz 2009). Additionally, the actions of the herb saw palmetto have been well studied, with research showing that it inhibits one of the active forms of testosterone in the body from stimulating cellular reproduction in the prostate gland, thus helping with prostate enlargement issues (Brett). Essential minerals like zinc and selenium found in Prostata also play a key role in supporting prostate health. Because it boosts the body s antioxidant capacity, scientists believe that selenium can maintain prostate health by controlling cell damage and supporting urinary health, while zinc plays an equally important role when it comes to prostate health because this mineral plays an essential role in the male hormonal system (Walters 2009). Take the Proactive Route to a Healthier Prostate A regular pattern of healthy eating, productive habits, and a structured exercise plan can do wonders for your overall health in addition to helping maintain urinary health. When it comes to your diet, certain foods have emerged as powerful players in support of a healthy prostrate. Lycopene is one such carotenoid whose consumption has been linked to lower prostrate-related problems in men. With Prostata, you can now get the benefits of this versatile nutrient, in addition to a host of other ingredients such as saw palmetto, 49

50 PROSTATE HEALTH selenium and zinc for comprehensive urinary health coverage. Prostata is the clinically tested and premier prostate support supplement that strengthens and tones the prostate gland and further supports urinary health for everyday comfort and well-being. To order Prostata, see next page! References Brett, J. Saw Palmetto: Herbal Remedies. natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/sawpalmetto-herbal-remedies.htm. Brewer, S. 10 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk Of Prostate Cancer. co.uk/health/10-foods-can-reduce-your-riskprostate-cancer. Godman, H. Lycopene-rich tomatoes linked to lower stroke risk. edu/blog/lycopene-rich-tomatoes-linked-tolower-stroke-risk , Walters, S. Zinc Deficiency Linked to Prostate Enlargement. com/025265_zinc_prostate_testosterone. html, Wertz, K. Lycopene effects contributing to prostate health. gov/pubmed/ , diet & exercise tips for prostate health. edu/healthbeat/10-diet-and-exercise-tips-forprostate-health. Know your prostate. knowyourprostate.aspx. Xie, Q. Saw Palmetto-Based Nutritional Supplement Prostataplex Relieves Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in Patients with Mild to Moderate BPH. aspx?paperid=21961#.vw5zqedharv, How to Perform Kegel Exercises Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder, bowel, and sexual function. Here are detailed steps on how to perform them. Identify your pelvic floor muscles by stopping urination midstream. Once you ve singled them out, empty your bladder and lie on the floor with your knees bent and apart. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles for three seconds and then relax them for three seconds. Repeat a few times, but don t overdo it. Avoid holding your breath. Instead, breathe freely during the exercises. For best results, be sure to focus only on the pelvic floor muscles. Soon you ll be able to do this while sitting or standing (MayoClinic.org 2012). 50 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

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52 LIFESTYLE STORY Managing Your AC for Indoor Air Quality by Cassandra Rodriguez When the heat waves hit this season, it s important to cool down to avoid heat strokes and uncomfortable humidity. So most likely, you re having your air conditioner on full-blast throughout much of the day. Yet when it comes to your health, the quality of your air conditioner is important. Air quality is a major factor for your respiratory health, which can affect your lung condition. If you ve noticed yourself having issues, consider the air quality of your home and how you can better manage your own health so that you can do what s best for your body. Maintaining Not Just Your Health, But Your Technology Air conditioning is prevalent in so many areas: Our homes, our cars, and our work areas. Having a certain temperature for us is not only comfortable, but can also support our health. New research, titled Healthy Excursions Outside the Thermal Comfort Zone, demonstrates how exposure to mildly warm or cold temperatures can increase metabolism and energy. Our bodies are very much influenced by the variations in temperature, even more so than a stable temperature. This may explain why you may feel more productive in a slightly cool environment than one that is within the middle of the temperature range (Lichtenbelt 2017). 52 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

53 Your AC unit can be detrimental to your health if it s not wellmaintained correctly. Many industry professionals warn about health problems that can be linked to dust and mold within your filters. A fair amount of studies have indicated that indoor air quality can be even more negative for your health than outside air pollution. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, a poorly circulated home can lead to allergies, headaches, dizziness and breathing difficulties. Symptoms can worsen if unit conditions are left alone for years (Unsdorfer). Why Air Conditioning Can Impact Your Home s Air Quality There are numerous reasons on just why air conditioning units can circulate poor air quality. Many residential AC air units may recirculate indoor air to save energy. If your housing area is small, allergens, germs and dusts can travel through the air at a more frequent pace, irritating your sinuses and lungs. Filters get dirty occasionally, and when they are, they don t stop the flow of allergens, pesticides and other substances from entering and circulating inside your home. A lack of basic maintenance can also affect the state of your filters. Unchanged filters may restrict your overall airflow, so what little air you get will be full of unhealthy substances. If you re suffering from allergies during the summer, a badly filtered AC will only worsen your symptoms (Matthews 2016; Bogart 2012). Window units that are not sealed correctly can also affect your air quality by letting outside air seep into the home. This can make your AC work harder than it needs to, increasing a higher chance of damaging vital parts (Matthews 2016). Protecting Yourself against AC Indoor Pollution Ensuring you get the best air quality for your home requires basic maintenance and forethought. Just a few changes can have you breathing cleaner air again and leave you less prone to the sniffles. Identify Your Pollutant Sources. As many air conditioning units recirculate the air, they ll recirculate all the bad stuff with it. These can be due to certain materials, furnishings, and even air fresheners, as these items can release pollutants in the air. Store such items in places that are not as exposed to the air. Ensure that no stoves, furnaces or heaters are malfunctioning, as they can also release hazardous emissions if not maintained correctly (cpsc.gov). Open Your Windows When Necessary. Venting out your home occasionally can help flush out pollutants and irritants when necessary. However, do this when you are sure that fresh air is outside, or you could be letting in other outside pollutants and allergens instead. Maintain Your AC Unit. This is perhaps one of the most important steps to ensure that your indoor air quality is always at its highest. Check the manufacturer s instructions of your unit for both cleaning and changing your filters. Have a professional do a check-up of your unit annually as well, and if your unit is older than a decade, consider a replacement. Minimize Use of Your AC When Possible. This can be done if you are unable to perform maintenance right away. If the night is cool, turn off your air conditioner, or simply use the fan-mode on your unit. If the temperature is naturally chill, it can LIFESTYLE STORY even help lower that electricity bill (Matthews 2016). Adopt Healthy Habits. What you do for yourself affects the state of your home s indoor air quality. Smoking, for example, is a habit that can have the cigarette s pollutants hanging around your home long after you stop. Curb the habit completely, which can improve your respiratory healthy overall. It will also eliminate the presence of secondhand smoke that you could exposing other people to. No one wants to bake in the summer heat, and a home full of allergens and dust doesn t make it any better. Getting the indoor air quality up to higher standards can benefit your respiratory health, along with other activities you can adopt, including deep breathing exercises and supplements that target such health areas in particular. Staying on top of your health includes certain practices not just for your body, but for your utilities as well. References: Kadey, Matthew, M.S., R.D. Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet runnersworld.com/nutrition/five-ways-tospring-clean-your-diet Purcell, Janella. The Best Foods to Eat in Spring. articles/the-best-foods-to-eat-in-spring.aspx Barnes, Liza. What to Eat This Spring. SparkPeople, Inc sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles. asp?id=1049 Martinez, Eliza. Vegetable Juice Benefits

54 MEN S HEALTH Don t Let Low T Bring You Down Maintain healthy testosterone levels for enhanced moods. by Afreen Zama Anwar 54 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52 Testosterone is a key hormone involved in masculine growth and development. In addition to producing male attributes, it stimulates bone growth, helps maintain bone density, and plays a key role in certain cognitive functions. This hormone also plays a role in how well your brain works. That s why low testosterone has been linked with symptoms such as mood swings and increased stress. Edward Levitan, MD, co-founder and chief executive officer of Visions Healthcare in Wellesley, Massachusetts, confirms the link between low testosterone and mental health issues in men. Cells in the brain have testosterone receptors that significantly affect mental health. Men with low testosterone can experience fatigue and commonly have mood swings, he says. It s also one of the major causes of low moods (Myers). Studies have now discovered a potential biological mechanism behind this relationship, and researchers believe that as men grow older and as their sex hormone output falls, they suffer more commonly from low moods. Research involving testosterone supplementation on test participants has also shown a positive effect on the moods of the subjects, demonstrating how testosterone increases the number of serotonin transporters in the human brain ( Take the Enhanced Path to Better Mood and Intimacy Low levels of testosterone can be both emotionally and physically distressing, but fortunately, boosting your T-levels requires simple steps that can

55 put you back on the path to a happier, virile relationship with your partner. Here are a few things that can help: Examine Your Health Habits: Extra weight or a sedentary lifestyle can be contributing factors for your low testosterone levels. Changes to your overall lifestyle, such as diet choices, can help bring a positive change. Exercise can also play a significant role in decreasing the amount of carbohydrates and sugar in your diet. An overload of sugar and carbohydrates have been linked to low moods, while exercise brings it back up. Communicate with Your partner Often: If you find that certain issues with your significant other are contributing to your problems with low testosterone and low moods, proper and timely communication can be crucial in resolving your problems together. Finding new and innovative ways to connect, discovering what pleases your partner, and even realizing that low testosterone is a condition that can be addressed can put you on the path to a healthier relationship. Manage Your Stress: There is an undeniable connection between low testosterone and stress; with high stress levels being a major contributor to low testosterone levels. If you are constantly stressed, your body is going to focus on handling the stress before it thinks of intimacy (Myers). Take a High-quality Supplement: A high-quality supplement such as EnhanceMax PRO can help keep your testosterone levels in check and boost your mood in the long-run. Enhance- Max PRO can support a healthy balance of testosterone levels by increasing free testosterone within the body through its patented extract, LJ100, in addition to a host of other ingredients that support healthy sexual function, increase free testosterone levels, and promote energy and healthy male libido. Enhance Your Performance with Targeted Nutrition EnhanceMax PRO contains several intimacy-enhancing ingredients which include ginger, Korean ginseng, velvet bean and horny goat weed in addition to maca, catuaba, ginger extract and BioPerine. All these ingredients come together in this potent formula to support healthy testosterone levels for healthy sexual function, stamina and immune support. This innovative formula is further fortified with LJ100, the only sciencebased, clinically tested and patented extract of Eurycoma longifolia, or long jack, to be made widely available to men across the globe. Eurycoma longifolia is a medicinal plant found in South East Asia. It is commonly called Tongkat Ali or Malaysian ginseng, and is traditionally used as a general health tonic, adaptogen, and a remedy to help older individuals adapt to the reduced energy, mood, and libido that often comes with age. Extracts of Tongkat Ali roots have MEN S HEALTH Cells in the brain have testosterone receptors that significantly affect mental health. Men with low testosterone can experience fatigue and commonly have mood swings. been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac and to support sexual desire and function ( Korean ginseng is another herb that s widely believed to boost intimacy and performance in both men and women. The Maryland University Medical Center suggests that it may improve libido, and it is also believed to work by enabling the body to adapt to stress with fewer fluctuations in sex drives. Additionally, maca root, commonly known as Peruvian ginseng is known for its testosterone boosting properties. This root contains a compound that has been found to have aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing qualities, with some studies reporting positive effects on sexual performance and libido ( Ginger is yet another herb that is a rich source of gingerol, a compound that has not only proven to be a strong anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant, but can help boost testosterone levels as well (Mawer 2016). The Proactive Approach to Enhanced Intimacy When you want to take the next step in boosting your free testosterone levels and enhancing intimacy with your loved one, EnhanceMax PRO can step in to fulfill your needs with clinically tested premium ingredients that provide unparalleled support. Intimacyenhancing ingredients such as ginger, Korean ginseng, velvet bean and horny 55

56 MEN S HEALTH How Beneficial Testosterone is For Your Body Heart-Healthy: Specifically, testosterone can increase red blood cell count, helping strengthen muscles and other organs with oxygen that is transported through the blood. It also widens up the arteries to encourage more blood flow. Muscle Gain: Low testosterone can lead the way for more fat mass. Balanced testosterone levels can increase muscle mass and strength, even more so during physical activity such as resistance training and general exercise. Stronger Bones: Bone density is linked to testosterone levels as levels drop, bones can become weaker. Keeping optimal testosterone levels can result in a stronger skeletal system. Good Libido: What testosterone is most known for, these levels help boost sexual desire and has a positive impact on sexual performance, affecting energy, endurance, and mood. goat weed in addition to maca, catuaba, ginger extract and BioPerine are all blended together in this powerful formula to help support healthy testosterone levels for healthy sexual function, stamina and immune support. Taking it a step further, Enhance- Max PRO features 300 mg of LJ100 per serving to support healthy male libido the more, the better! To order EnhanceMax PRO, see next page! References Antunes, E. The relaxation of isolated rabbit corpus cavernosum by the herbal medicine Catuama and its constituents. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ , Campos, M. Antidepressant-like effects of Trichilia catigua (Catuaba) extract: evidence for dopaminergic-mediated mechanisms Maier, K. The Effects of Ginger on Impotence. the-effects-of-ginger-on-impotence/, Testosterone SHBG, DHEA,. LJ100EnhancingSexualFunction.pdf. Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you age. sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/ art Top 5 Health Benefits of Ginseng. FastFeatures/Ginseng-Signs-healthbenefits/2011/03/09/id/371455/. HORNY GOAT WEED. supplements/ingredientmono-699- HORNY+GOAT+WEED.aspx?activeIngredientId =699&activeIngredientName=HORNY+GOAT+ WEED&source=0. MACA. webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ ingredientmono-555-maca.aspx?activeingred ientid=555&activeingredientname=maca. 56 GardaVita l 2017 Vol.7 / No.52

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