In a previous post, I discussed the benefits of glutathione and a one of a kind product on the market called Immunocal. This product is sweeping the market with its profound benefits for all that make it part of their daily diet. Immunocal has been known to help everyone from small children to the elite athlete. It has been used in conjunction with traditional treatments for many serious diseases and ailments. If you or someone you know is currently facing a health crisis of any kind, I encourage you to do a Google or YouTube search and find out what people are saying about this product. Simply type in “your ailment + Immunocal” and see what turns up. If you are interested in learning more about glutathione or Immunocal, check out my previous post that features video from Dr. Oz, a more thorough explanation of glutathione and the product, as well as other great resources.
Dr. Jimmy Gutman
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Dr. Jimmy Gutman, the leading medical consultant with Immunotec (the company that makes Immunocal) will be in Winnipeg to explain what glutathione is and what makes Immunocal unlike other products on the market. This product has been life changing for many who are feeling hopeless in the wake of a battle against some form of serious disease. Dr. Gutman is very knowledgable and best of all, he takes time to answer questions at the end. He may even have some updates on the current research that is being done on Immunocal and Alzheimer’s as well as Immunocal’s effects on those with a diagnosis of Autism. The are literally thousands of articles on glutathione and the profound effects it has on achieving optimal health, but there is only one product that has figured out how to effectively trigger its production in your body.
Free Live Presentation
If you are interested in hearing Dr. Gutman live, check out his free presentation
Monday, October 28th 7:00 p.m. at the Clarion on Portage Avenue
Bring out your loved ones and get your questions answered.
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While out on a Kijiji run this morning, I stopped in to visit a friend. During our visit, she shared some sad news regarding a young boy (12ish, I think) named Justin. Justin was recently diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer that primarily strikes children. Being a mom, it is always heart breaking to hear about a child fighting illness and especially something as severe as this and so close to home.
Ewing Sarcoma is a primary bone cancer that accounts for only 1% of all childhood cancers. This cancer originates in the bone and symptoms can include pain or swelling (generally in the leg, arm, chest, back or pelvis). The swelling may feel warm to the touch and cause limited joint mobility. An unexplainable fever may accompany the swelling. The medical prognosis for this form of cancer is not good. It is often “staged” based on whether the tumor is localized or has metastasized (spread to other organs). Other factors that can affect the prognosis include the size and location of the tumor, as well as the age of the child.
Justin’s mom Trish has started a blog called fightingforjustin. She documents his journey through this horrible ordeal and how they are coping as a family. She writes about how their nightmare began on June 15th, 2013 with an admission to Children’s Hospital for what they believed to be a case of pneumonia and how after many tests, the cancer diagnosis was received on June 28th. My heart breaks as I read her posts and well-up with tears as I give thanks for the health and well-being of my own two children.
A Community Rallies For Justin
It is tough to see the silver lining in this tragedy, but in reading Trish’s blog you can see the love that is threaded through her posts, and the support that their community has given them is almost tangible. Many initiatives have been put in place through both the town and their church family. Children have being raising money for cancer through their “Juice for Justin” drive. A special box called the “VICTORIOUS BOX” was delivered to the family and packed full of little inspiration gifts to lift Justin’s spirits. The “Victorious Box” is based on this scripture:
Don’t be afraid for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10
A friend from their church family also began an “Orange Ribbon Campaign” in support of Justin. Orange ribbons are springing up every where to encourage Justin in his fight. The town Youth Group. as well as friends and family members, are shaving their heads to honour him in his fight.
Let’s Support Justin
I don’t know the family personally, but I know that they would appreciate us praying for Justin. Think of Justin, pray for him and his family and give thanks for your health and for the health of those you love.
I am not sure if there are donations formally being collected for the family or not, but check-out Trish’s blog or the Facebook page to stay up to date on Justin’s fight.
The Fight Against Cancer
In my little bit of research regarding Ewing’s Sarcoma, I came across a testimony from another mother, Karen, whose son was also diagnosed with this horrible disease. In her testimony, she talks about how her son’s immune system became so compromised that it became essential for him to raise his glutathione levels in order to have the strength and ability to fight the disease. This is an excerpt from her testimony.
….to understand what role glutathione plays in the cells: that it’s the “master antioxidant”, an immune system booster, and a detoxifier. He explained that Immunocal is a biologically active, undenatured whey protein isolate which supplies the body with the “precursors”, or building blocks, for the cells to make more of their own supply of this precious antioxidant. In the case of someone with cancer, the tumors themselves are very high in glutathione, which contributes to their rapid growth and explains why they are often resistant to even chemo and radiation. A very interesting thing happens, however, when a cancer patient eats Immunocal daily. The healthy cells INCREASE their supply of glutathione, while the tumor cells become DEPLETED in glutathione! This phenomenon is called “negative feedback inhibition”, and it is extremely useful for treating cancer. It was clear to me this was exactly what I had been looking for over the past 7 months — something non-toxic and natural to build Brian’s immune system and also protect his organs and blood supply while undergoing the rigors of chemo!
If you know someone who is currently fighting this horrible disease, I encourage you to do some research into this product and the incredible results that many cancer patients are having when they couple Immunocal with their prescribed medical therapy. (Google Immunocal andtype of cancer).
My thoughts and prayers are with Justin and his family. Let the orange ribbons fly!
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Whey Protein Isolates? What are they? What do I know about them? I am not expert, but I am a bit of a health nut and am constantly trying new and better strategies and products to obtain optimal health. Despite this, there is one product that I will never stop taking. Immunocal is the miracle product that every person should be on.
A whey protein isolate (often whey isolate) is a dietary supplement created by filtering milk protein. Whey is a by-product of the cheese-making process. Whey can be processed to yield whey protein in three forms: whey isolate, whey concentrate, or whey hydrolysate.
Whey proteins are highly bioavailable, are very quickly absorbed into the body, and have a high concentration of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) which are highly concentrated in muscle tissue, and are used to fuel working muscles and stimulate protein synthesis.
The difference between the whey protein forms is the process used to filter the proteins. Whey isolates yield a higher percentage of pure protein and can be filtered enough to be virtually lactose free, carbohydrate free, fat free, and cholesterol free.
Whey protein isolates in Immunocal rank high in the market?
Immunocal is a patented supplement that in nature is most similar to mother’s milk. It is over 90% pure protein and has a biological value higher than any other protein supplement or food available. The term “biological value” (BV) refers to a measurement of how important any edible protein is to your body.
Taken daily, Immunocal will raise your body’s concentration of glutathione (abbreviated as GSH), a molecule referred to as “Your Body’s Most Important Protector”. Most individuals have never heard of glutathione, however given the huge amount of research publications on the subject and the large impact it will have in future health care, the term glutathione will shortly become part of our everyday language, the same way as we use the words “antioxidant” or “cholesterol”. To date, there have been over 80,000 published articles on glutathione in the medical literature.
Glutathione is considered by many researchers to be the superhero of antioxidants. Our bodies produce glutathione and it is responsible for fighting off toxins in our bodies. Because our bodies produce it, it is difficult to take it as a supplement. Immunocal is a product that was developed by Dr. Gustavo Bounous in the 70’s. This product, unlike others, is not just a whey protein supplement, but it is integral in promoting the production of glutathione in our bodies. His long standing research is well respected and the results of the product have been life changing for me and many others worldwide.
Dr. Gutman is currently the senior medical consultant with Immunotec. Check out this interview with Dr. Gutman. He will be speaking in Winnipeg, MB in July 2013. His extensive research on the subject makes him one of the world’s most predominant experts on the subject. Come and check it out. You can find out more about the company, events and its products by visiting the Immunotec website or by googling “immunocal testimonials”. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to achieve long term health benefits.
Some of the numerous health benefits of whey protein and regular Immunocal consumption can be found in this article below and the research is supported by Health Canada. The benefits can be summed up by the following acronym:
A – FOR ANTIOXIDANT DEFENSE
I – FOR IMMUNE FUNCTIONS
D – FOR DETOXIFICATION Plus
M – FOR MUSCLE FUNCTION
The Best Whey Protein Supplement for Optimal Health
If you or your family members are suffering from any diseases, conditions or ailments it is worth doing some research to see if Immunocal will help. People all over the world are having incredible results with this product. Success ranges from elite athletic performance enhancement to incredible relief from symptoms and disease. There are continuous studies being done on the effects of Immunocal with a current focus on Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Autism and Alzheimer’s. The key is continuous daily consumption to help your body restore depleted glutathione levels which are key to fighting off sickness and disease. This product is way more than just a whey protein supplement, it is the key to optimal health and wellness. The results speak for themselves, so I encourage you to research what ails you and see what kind of research and testimonies you can find on the success of Immunocal with your particular condition.
This was originally posted on another blog site on July 8th, but I brought it over because I think there is some good info on strep. Thankfully, we have now been taking medication for several days and are finally feeling much better.
We are generally a pretty healthy family. My kids have only been on antibiotics twice each, my husband has not been to the doctor in about 15 years (not that he should not be going for a check-up) and I manage to escape most illness as well. Not this time, Strep Throat hit our house in a nasty way.
Strep Throat Comes Knockin’
In May, I started an eating program called The Plan and the first 3 days began with a cleanse. I absolutely love the program and am still following it to date. However, during the initial 20 days, I decided to give my body a break from my regular daily supplements and this included my daily dose of Immunocal. Dumb. This product is my major defender when it comes to warding off illness and staying healthy. I am sure that the 20 days reprieve, had an impact on my Glutathione levels and my bodies ability to fight off infections. I have always been more prone to catching something during high stress times and typically for me as a teacher, that is September and June. I always seem to make it through the stress and as soon as things are settling and I am no longer running on adrenaline, my body relaxes and illness comes crashing down. In the past, I have been smart enough to double-up on my Immunocal and can often sail through without incident, but with no Immuncal intake for almost a month and high stress at work, the inevitable happened. On June 20th, I became very sick with a bad chest cold that never really seemed to go away. In the midst of this, my son Shay was complaining that he wasn’t feeling well and had a sore throat. He had white little spots in the back of his throat and it was quite red. It looked similar to the photo below.
I thought it might be strep, so I took him to a Walk-In Clinic, but the doctor said it was just a sore throat and didn’t swob it. So here we are, about 17 days later with a huge mixture of good and bad days. Shay’s sore throat seemed to go away on its own, but he has had a high fever, no appetite, little energy, cough, runny nose, numerous nosebleeds and he’s needed lots of extra sleep and even extended naps. He just has not been himself for the last few weeks. I can see him dropping weight and just generally not well. My own symptoms have been persistent as well. Although my horrible cough and congestion have mostly cleared, I have continued to feel a heaviness in my chest and low energy level. So, when I could feel the brutally sore throat starting on Saturday, I knew I had had enough and that we would both be heading back to a Walk-In on Sunday.
Strep Throat…Is it Worth The Wait?
Oh Ya! Many people would be worried about a strep diagnosis and hope that it is not what it is, but let me tell you when I woke up on Sunday morning I felt like I had been hit by a truck and looked forward to the diagnosis, so I could get me some antibiotics asap. Unfortunately, we arrived at the clinic at 8:57 am (3 minutes before opening), but proceeded to wait in an air conditioned waiting room until 11:30, when our names were finally called. By this time, I was literally ready to lie on the floor. Although I didn’t do anything as drastic, I did have to spend much of the time folded in half with my head between my legs to try to nurse the pounding headache and horrific sore throat I had. I was virtually unable to swallow or speak (a treat for my family). Even breathing seemed to be difficult. The pain was excruciating. Once in, we were assessed and swobbed (there was no way we were leaving with out a swob, but luckily I didn’t have to cause a scene to get my wish). Within 15 minutes, the doctor came back with little indicator sticks and told Shay what to look for. Doctor Shay delivered the diagnosis – we both have Strep Throat. Yay! That means proper medicine, proper treatment and finally getting well. Yes, as awful as the wait was, it was well worth it.
Waiting for Two Strep Throat Prescriptions Can’t Be That Bad, Can It?
Wrong. I dropped off Shay and went straight to the pharmacy. Being a very practical person, I always like to make good use of my time, so I thought I would pick up the 4 items that had already made it onto my next grocery list even though we just shopped (I hate that). The trouble is, Superstore is very big and I was very sick and very weak. By this time, it was almost 1:30 and I felt like I was close to death. As I leaned on the bar of my cart for support, I shivered with fever and was wracked in pain. I was imagining that I looked somewhat like one of the plague victims from some Hollywood blockbuster like Outbreak. I had VERY SICK PERSON written all over me. Of course, to make matters worse, the organic apples I bought had a faulty scan code and they had to do a price check. When the clerk said, “I am sorry, we just have to check the price”, she was so lucky I was unable to speak. Little did she know that the faint smile and nod that I sent her way really meant, “that’s fine if you don’t mind scraping me off the floor when I collapse.” I picked-up the prescriptions and some Strepsils (to help sooth my sore throat until the antibiotics began to work) and hurried to the car. I took my first dose of both before I left the parking lot and collapsed in bed with a temperature 102.2, as soon as I got home. Other than rolling from side to side to try and find a more comfortable position, I didn’t move for 18 hours. Luckily my husband brought me what I needed and I barely had to get up to go to the bathroom either. I guess when you are unable to eat or drink, there really is nothing to eliminate from your system. By bedtime last night I was still in excruciating pain – my throat, neck and head were so sore that I couldn’t even open my eyes to watch a bit of television. It was at this point that I added something else to my arsenal. Thank the good Lord for “Aleve”. I took one before bed last night and was finallly able to get some sleep. At 11:15 p.m. I woke up to soaked sheets, jammies, etc. I was sweating profusely, but the fever had broken and I felt a little better. Although my throat is still very sore and my headache lingers, I am feeling better than yesterday (obviously or there would be no post). Hopefully, all symptoms will be gone within a day or two. Shay is still not eating much, but never did have symptoms as severe as mine.
Strep Throat and I Have Quite a History
As an early years teacher, I am exposed to many viruses and illnesses throughout the course of a year. Early in my career, I would get Strep Throat frequently, at least once a year. It seemed that I was particularly susceptible to it. My battle with regular strep throat infections continued through most of the 90’s and I became quite good at self-diagnosing and always knew when I need to get to the doctor for medication. In the winter of 1998, it was no exception. I woke up early in the morning to a very sore throat (strep I thought), but proceeded to go to work. I thought that if I could make it through the morning, I would be able to write a proper sub plan. By 10 my condition was extreme. I was unable to drive and had to call my husband to come and pick me up from work. We drove straight to my doctor. I stayed in the car while my husband waited in the waiting room. My throat was unbearable and the headache I had was debilitating. I was literally laying down in the car writhing in pain. When my name was called, Tim came out and got me. After the doctor did his assessment, I was directed to go straight downtown to a neurologist that would be waiting for me to arrive. The neurologist saw me right away and worried that the symptoms were more consistent with meningitis than strep. I was sent to the hospital for a spinal tap. If you want to know exactly what a spinal tap or lumbar puncture is, you can follow the above link and check out the youtube video. Personally I couldn’t watch more than a few seconds, as it brought back too much trauma. My personal definition of a spinal tap is “a trip to hell”. When all was said and done, I was diagnosed with a severe strain of strep throat (obviously long before they invented the quick 10 minute test or we would have avoided the whole fiasco). Anyways, between my brutal case of strep throat and the side effects of the spinal tap. I was completely bed ridden for seven days and was not even able to get up to go to the bathroom. Thank goodness we had hardwood floors. My big bathrobe that allowed me to slide on my back from my bed to the bathroom and back when necessary. It took me 2 weeks to fully recover and I missed 10 days of work. The headache following the procedure was indescribable and the whole episode will never be forgotten, but the interesting thing is that I never got strep throat again…until now that is. Strep and I do not mix well and it seems that when I do get it, I get hit hard. The good news is, I am on the mend and was diagnosed quickly. Thank goodness for the invention of the quick test!
The Importance of Treating Strep
Strep throat ,if left untreated, can sometimes cause complications. According to the Mayo Clinic:
It’s important to identify strep throat for a number of reasons. If untreated, strep throat can sometimes cause complications such as kidney inflammation and rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever can lead to painful and inflamed joints, a rash and even damage to heart valves.
Well, I am feeling a bit better as the day goes on and can’t wait for my body to respond fully to the medication. Needless to say I have been back on my Immunocal supplements and have every confidence that I will dodge the next bullet that comes our way. Have a great day and stay well!