What is Peptide Therapy?

It’s not a supplement, and not a typical drug, so what is it?

by Guest Contributors Bryana Gregory, PharmD, RPh and
Kim Bennett RPh

A peptide is a short chain of amino acids that are linked together and can be thought of as a small protein.  In our bodies, these proteins typically act as signaling molecules.  They bind to receptors on cell surfaces and tell other cells and molecules how to function.

The use of peptides as part of a standard medication regimen has recently gained attention due to the fact that peptides are safe, effective, and have targeted functions in the body resulting in minimal to no side effects.  In the past, peptides have only been available through injection therapy.  However, at Physicians Preference Pharmacy, we compound our peptides in sublingual tablets which dissolve under the tongue.  These dosage forms are non-invasive and allow for an easier dosing schedule.

What Conditions Does Peptide Therapy Address?

Peptides are numerous and variable in chemical structure, therefore their uses and effects are wide-ranging.  Peptide therapy addresses numerous conditions including immunosuppression, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Irritable bowel syndrome, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, and brain fog.  At Physicians Preference Pharmacy we name our peptides based on their function; however, the scientific peptide names are also included below.

Peptides offered at Physicians Preference Pharmacy:

Optimizer Peptide (CJC-1295/Ipamorelin)

The Optimizer combination peptide, which contains both CJC-1295 and Ipamorelin, has been found to be more effective than using either ingredient alone.

CJC-1295: As a growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) analog, CJC-1295 has been shown to steadily increase growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).  CJC-1295 stimulates growth hormone secretion with no increase in prolactin, leading to fat loss and increased lean muscle mass, as well as increased protein synthesis.  A benefit of using CJC-1295 in a daily sublingual tablet versus weekly injection is that daily dosing provides GHRH around the clock, promoting growth hormone release in the early morning hours, mimickimg the body’s natural rhythm.  CJC-1295 also promotes slow wave sleep, or deep sleep, which is important for muscle growth and memory retention.  Studies have shown that since slow wave sleep decreases significantly with age, the use of CJC-1295 promotes the GHRH response, which induces deeper sleep especially in middle-aged adults and older.

Ipamorelin: A growth hormone releasing peptide which stimulates the body’s own natural production of growth hormone, ipamorelin promotes strength, anti-aging processes and healing.  Ipamorelin works in a pulsatile fashion so the side effects associated with direct human growth hormone (HGH) do not exist, and can therefore, be used long-term. Benefits of Ipamorelin include an increase in lean muscle mass, decrease in body fat, regulation of blood pressure, increased testosterone production, smoothing of wrinkles, healthier skin, increased bone strength, and improved quality of sleep.

Unlike some of the other peptides which stimulate the release of growth hormone, Ipamorelin does not produce unwanted side effects such as intense hunger or spikes in cortisol and prolactin.

Side Effects: Occasional irritation under the tongue, headaches (usually disappears after a few days)

Contraindications: Recent cancer

Dosage and Route: Optimizer is compounded into sublingual tablets, which dissolve under the tongue. This combination peptide is most beneficial when dosed at bedtime, at least 90 minutes after the last meal of the day, as it prompts the body to release growth hormone during sleep and mimics the body’s natural release of growth hormone. It is recommended that Optimizer be taken once daily on an empty stomach.

Additional Information: Your provider may order a blood test prior to prescribing this peptide.

Function Peptide (PT-141)

The Function peptide, which contains PT-141 or Bremelanotide, is used to help improve sexual function in both men (erectile dysfunction or impotence) and women (sexual arousal disorder). PT-141 was developed from the tanning peptide, Melanotan 2, which is a synthetically produced variant of a peptide hormone naturally produced in the body that stimulates melanogenesis or an alpha-Melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH). MSH activates certain melanocortin receptors in the process of exerting its effects.  MSH exerts potent influence over lipid metabolism, appetite, and sexual libido.  PT-141 has been shown to exhibit libido-enhancing effects by activating the melanocortin receptors MC1R and MC4R, but not skin tanning.  Unlike Viagra and other related medications, it does not act upon the vascular system, but instead directly increases sexual desire via the nervous system.

Side Effects: Occasional headaches, nausea and flushing. Men have reported that headaches experienced from popular Erectile Dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Cialis were more intense and lasted longer than those experienced with PT-141. 

Dosage and Route: PT-141 is compounded into sublingual tablets, which dissolve under the tongue.  It is recommended that PT-141 be taken on an empty stomach.

Additional Information: Most men who have used Function report that they achieved erections after 2 to 3 hours of use. Depending on how the body responds, the benefit of Function may last anywhere from 5 to 12 hours. In women, the effects may take weeks to months to achieve the full desired effect. Because of the difference in response for men and women, men may be dosed on an as needed basis, whereas women should be dosed daily.

Repair Peptide (BPC-157) 

BPC-157, also known as Body Protecting Compound, is made by the body in very small amounts within gastric juices, where its function is to protect and heal both the upper and lower portions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  For this reason, BPC-157 is useful in the treatment of ulcers, esophageal irritation and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. BPC-157 hastens the recovery of torn muscles, detached tendons, and damaged ligaments.

Side Effects: None reported

Dosage and Route: Repair is compounded both as a capsule and sublingual tablet.  The capsule is specific to repairing the GI tract whereas the sublingual tablet has been shown to repair gut function but is primarily used to repair tendons and muscle tissue following surgery or injury.

It is recommended that Repair, in both capsule and sublingual tablet form, be taken on an empty stomach.

Brain Peptide (Semax)

Semax is frequently used for its neurogenic, neurorestorative, nootropic (cognitive enhancing) and neuroprotective effects.

Benefits of Semax include:

  • Activation of the serotonergic and dopaminergic centers in the brain by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which supports the survival of existing neurons as well as the growth of new neurons and synapses.
  • Antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like properties
  • Helps with treatment of depression and ADHD
  • Helps with insomnia and calming “racing thoughts”
  • Improves circulation – helps protect the heart from damage after a stroke or heart attack
  • Improves memory
  • May help alleviate pain by preventing the breakdown of enkephalins, which regulate the pain response

Side Effects: None reported.  No known signs of addiction or symptoms of withdrawal.

Dosage and Route: Brain is compounded into sublingual tablets, which dissolve under the tongue. It is recommended that Brain be taken on an empty stomach in the morning, and add an additional tablet in the afternoon if brain fog persists.

Rejuvenation Peptide (Epitalon)

Epitalon is used for its anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic properties.  Epitalon has been shown in animal studies to affect melatonin secretion as well as telomerase activity.  Epitalon may also be referred to as epithalone, epithalon, LS-72251, or CID2192042. 

  • Anti-carcinogenic:

Epitalon has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors by preventing the occurrence of early-stage tumors via the pineal gland.  With an inverse relationship occurring between melatonin secretion and malignant tumor growth, epitalon has been found to activate melatonin secretion and therefore decrease the incidence of tumor growth.

  • Promotes normal deep sleep patterns:

The pineal gland, which secretes melatonin, is responsible for sleep patterns.  Epitalon stimulates production of melatonin through its action on the pineal gland, increasing the ability to achieve deep sleep, which supports a healthy immune system.

  • Anti-aging:

The aging process is largely dictated by the long-term maintenance of our DNA, specifically related to preserving the chromosomes.  Chromosomes, which are responsible for our genetic makeup, have telomeres on their ends, which shorten each time that cell division takes place.  However, with aging, telomeres shorten extensively, and eventually cell division stops.  Studies have indicated that the shortening of telomeres is linked to age-related diseases which may lead to deterioration and early death.  Telomerase, an enzyme produced naturally in the body, helps to decrease the progressive shortening of telomeres which may lead to age-related diseases.  Telomerase production does decline with age.  Epitalon helps to reactivate telomerase production, strengthen and lengthen telomeres and promote longevity.  Ultimately this production of telomerase decreases cell death and degeneration, while extending the lifespan of our cells and protecting against many age-related diseases.

Side Effects: None reported

Dosage and Route: Rejuvenation is compounded into sublingual tablets, which dissolve under the tongue. It is recommended that Rejuvenation be taken on an empty stomach daily.

Immune Peptide (Thymosin alpha-1)

Thymosin alpha-1 (Tα-1) is a powerful modulator of immunity and inflammation.  Studies have shown that Tα-1 plays a role in decreasing the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases by decreasing continual inflammation and supporting immunity.  Tα-1 levels in the blood are found to be significantly lower in those with chronic inflammation or autoimmune diseases, therefore, with the replacement of Tα-1 the immune response becomes better regulated.  Tα-1 regulates the immune response by primarily acting on cells of the innate immune system, therefore acting as an endogenous regulator of both inflammatory and adaptive immune responses.  In mice studies, giving Tα-1 has been shown to increase natural killer (NK) cell activity in mice with cancer, but not healthy mice, proving the selective action on those who may benefit from Tα1 therapy.

Benefits:

  • Improved tissue repair and healing
  • Improved host defense to infection
  • Reverses immunosuppression due to chronic infection
  • Increases antioxidant and glutathione production
  • Boosts Natural Killer cell function
  • Binds neurotoxins and endotoxins
  • Cardiac regeneration and protection post-myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, etc.
  • Neurologic regeneration and protection in post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, Lyme, Alzheimer’s, neuropathy, Parkinson’s, etc.
  • Stimulates stem cell activity and proliferation
  • Increases longevity
  • Side effects minimal even at 100x the prescribed dose

Side Effects: None reported

Dosage and Route: Immune is compounded into sublingual tablets, which dissolve under the tongue. It is recommended that Immune be taken on an empty stomach daily.

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Note on all peptides: No known interactions with other drugs.  All the above listed peptides may be taken concurrently.  Use of these peptides have not been studied in women who are pregnant or lactating and should be avoided.

By |2019-07-05T11:46:10-05:00July 5th, 2019|General|

PROLON: Fasting-Mimicking 5 day diet Plan

This 5-day meal program provides scientifically researched micro- and macro-nutrients in precise quantities and combinations that nourish you but are not recognized as food by your body and therefore mimics a fasting state.  It is the first and only meal program that has gone through clinical trials at the University of Southern California and has been patented for its anti-aging effects. Valter Longo, the designer of the fasting mimicking diet (FMD), has shown in his research that specific diets can mimic fasting, enabling the body to safely experience the rejuvenating effects of a prolonged fast. The benefits of the FMD include:

  • Feelings of improved focus, clarity and energy
  • Fat focused weight loss, especially of belly fat
  • Enhances cellular function by triggering stem cell-based regeneration which continue for up to 5 days after completion of the ProLon FMD
  • Enhances cellular function by triggering autophagy, the process of cleaning up aging and damaged cells
  • Supports maintenance of healthy levels of blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure as well as markers of inflammation.

The diet includes everything you need for each day in a box.  Just open, heat and eat!  Included are delicious meals and tasty snacks which are prepackaged and ready to go.  No shopping required. Ask your medical provider and see information below to determine if ProLon might be right for you.

Ready to get started? Order here!

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The ingredients in ProLon are considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS). ProLon is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and has not been evaluated as such by the FDA. Information provided athttps://prolonfmd.com/fasting-mimicking-diet/

ProLon® is a low-calorie diet. Do not start if:

  • You are allergic to nuts, soy, oats, sesame, or celery/celeriac (ProLon®contains these)
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have dietary restrictions or a fever, cough, diarrhea, or signs of an active infection
  • You have an active infection or are at risk of recurring infection
  • If you are underweight per the chart below, or have experienced protein deficiency or are malnourished:
4’11”-5’2” and under 100 pounds
5’3”-5’4” and under 105 pounds
5’5”-5’7” and under 115 pounds
5’8”-5’10” and under 125 pounds
5’11”-6’0” and under 135 pounds
6’1”-6’4” and under 150 pounds  

The ingredients in ProLon are considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS). ProLon is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and has not been evaluated as such by the FDA. Information provided at https://prolonfmd.com/fasting-mimicking-diet/

By |2019-07-03T16:26:11-05:00June 12th, 2019|Articles, General|

Stem Cells-The Future of Medicine or Dangerous Science?

by Mila McManus MD

I began learning about the miracles of stem cell therapy several years ago at a functional medicine conference. I saw pictures of scarred heart tissue from a heart attack that disappeared after the injection of stem cells.  It was quite amazing. I didn’t pay much attention to the potential applications in the real world until some information landed in my lap about a year ago. Since then, I’ve been doing a lot of research, watching a docuseries and other videos, reading books, studies and articles feverishly, attending lectures at conferences, and sharing notes with colleagues.  Today I’m presenting some details about what stem cells are and what they do, as well as the risks, benefits, uses, and controversy.

Definition of stem cells:

Stem cells are the cells in our bodies that act as our raw materials.  They can self-renew, meaning that they can create more new stem cells, or they can differentiate into (i.e., turn into) other types of cells, such as blood cells, bone, muscle, and organ tissues.

Types of stem cells:

There are 2 main types of stem cells.

  • Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to all types of blood cells
  • Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) form bone, muscle, fat, heart tissue, etc.

Where stem cells are sourced from:

  • Bone marrow
  • Adipose (i.e., fat) tissue
  • Embryos (illegal in the US)
  • Umbilical cord blood or tissue
  • Amniotic membrane and fluid
  • Menstrual blood/tissue

Couple of fascinating facts about stem cells

  • Doubling time (i.e., how long it takes for stem cells to replicate themselves) slows as we age. In a fetus, stem cells double every 24 hours.  In a 35 year-old, they double every 48 hrs.  In a 65 year-old, they double every 60-72 hours. This means that, at the end of 30 days, 1 fetal stem cell will become 1 billion cells, and 1 stem cell from the 35 year-old will become only 32, 000 cells, and 1 stem cell from a 65 year-old will yield a dismal 200 cells.
  • The number of stem cells declines with age.  In newborns, 1 out of every 10,000 cells is a stem cell.   In an 80 year old, 1 in every 2 million cells is a stem cell (see graph)

Benefits of stem cells:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Modulate the immune system (strengthen it when/where weak, and dampen overactivity)
  • Anti-microbial
  • Regenerate tissues
  • Anti-aging due to ability to repair damaged tissue
  • Stimulate angiogenesis (i.e., formation of new blood vessels, which then carry oxygen and other nutrients to tissues for healing and optimal function)
  • Stimulate your own stem cells to work better and harder

Risks of stem cell therapy:

  • Infection (extremely rare. You are at risk from infection any time you have any type of injection with a needle)
  • Lack of benefit for various possible reasons
  • Growth of unwanted tissues
  • Transient fever or flu-like symptoms

Various applications for which stem cells have been used and/or studied

  • Cancer treatment
  • Chronic inflammation (e.g., autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia)
  • Arthritis in various joints
  • Healing of torn ligaments and tendons
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimers, Parkinsons, stroke, etc)
  • Aesthetic procedures (e.g., improving skin appearance, facilitates better results with face lifts)
  • Autism
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Wound care
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Heart disease, heart failure

The Controversy surrounding stem cells:

  • There are currently thousands of ongoing studies using stem cell therapy for various diseases
  • Big Pharma wants its piece of the pie
  • Large universities are fighting for patents to get their piece of the pie
  • Researchers are working on manipulating stem cells to become patentable drugs
  • Embryonic stem cells are controversial in their own right and are illegal in the US. They are still used in other countries
  • Story of people going blind with stem cells-this was about 3 patients undergoing experimental injections of stem cells directly into their eyes.  The theory is that it was a chemical preservative in the stem cells that caused the blindness, and not the stem cells themselves
  • Tumor growth with stem cells—has been only with use of embryonic stem cells
  • They are NOT FDA approved (they are natural, and therefore not under the jurisdiction of the FDA)
  • Most uses of stem cells are considered ‘off label’
  • Yours vs theirs argument: Proponents of “autologous adipose” derived stem cells (i.e., cells obtained from your own fat tissue) argue that it’s better to use your own cells than those of another person (e.g., umbilical cord from a healthy full-term newborn) because you run the risk of contracting a communicable disease, particularly one that hasn’t even been discovered. While that’s a valid theoretical risk, it’s important to note that 1) no such infection has ever been reported, and 2) umbilical cords are obtained only from healthy, full-term, prescreened newborns and mothers.  Furthermore, the tissue banks test for infectious agents beyond what blood banks do for blood transfusions.  The argument on the allogeneic side (using other people’s cells) is that MSCs lose activity and potency with age, so why use old dysfunctional cells when you can use young, active, and robust cells.  Studies have proven, in vitro, that younger MSCs work better than older ones.
  • Injection of expanded cells is not legal in the US (yet).  Expansion means that cells are obtained and then cultured for several days to increase the volume of cells by orders of magnitude (e.g., from millions to billions). One can culture the cells in the US, but then the patient must travel to another country to have those cells injected or infused.
  • According to Dr Neil Riordan (published in 2017), “over 40 studies published on the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in a wide range of chronic and acute health conditions have been found to have no serious adverse reactions. In particular, there have been no adverse events reported with the use of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells, which appear to have the highest safety profile among the four most commonly used MSC types: bone marrow, fat tissue, menstrual blood, or umbilical cord.”
  • Dr. Riordan also stated in his book that in 2012 a meta-analysis was conducted that included 8 randomized controlled trials of patients receiving MSC treatment for a range of disease conditions. The only adverse reaction that the analysis detected was transient fever. They found NO evidence of cancer, immune reaction, organ system complications, toxicity, infection, or death.

If you’d like to learn more about regenerative medicine, call us at 281-298-6742.

References:

Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide by Dr Neil Riordan

The Healing Miracle docuseries

stemcellsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/sctm.16-0492

cellmedicine.com

predictivebiotech.com

By |2019-06-21T12:09:42-05:00June 2nd, 2019|General|

“I am thankful…”

I am thankful…

Hi Doctor M:

Lately I’ve been thinking about TWIHW and thought you might need a word of encouragement. No matter how well things are going there is always some frustrations, disappointments and serious challenges along the way. Whenever these things happen to me, I can get discouraged. I used to save notes I would get from people [that] I had helped. If I was sliding down hill emotionally I would read some of them and it would remind me and help me to get reoriented in my thinking for the better. It was not an egotistical thing but an encouragement to help me realize that things were not as bad as they seemed to be. I have, as well as many, many others, a deep appreciation for you and the work you do. You are genuinely a real person who, as a doctor, has a deep concern for the well being of your patients and are willing to do whatever it takes to help. You have used and continue to use all of your attributes to improve the health and welfare of all your patients. You are very, very smart and proactive but not obnoxiously pushy. You have a kind heart and a gentle demeanor. The love you have for your work and people really shines through to all those around you. An interviewer once asked Luciano Pavarotti about any criticism he received after all the hard work he did performing. His response was that it was not work for him because it was something he enjoyed and loved to do, so any criticism was swept aside. I think that is the way you are. If you are not, then it is the way you should be. Sweep the criticism aside. I am thankful as are many, many other people for you and all that you do willingly and graciously. You keep hitting home runs and we all greatly benefit from them.
May the good Lord give you the strength, ability, courage and enthusiasm to continue what you are doing and peace of mind and heart while you are accomplishing wonderful things for others.

P.S: Maybe you should keep this for a rainy day.

Sincerely,

J. S.


By |2019-07-01T14:01:48-05:00June 1st, 2019|General|

Fresh Strawberry Salsa

Low Lectin Salsa, by Claudia Curici from www.furtherfoods.com

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

4 large organic strawberries (or 6-7 smaller)

3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

1 to 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped cilantro

Juice of ½ lime

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

  1. 1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. 2. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3. Refrigeration for 15-30 minutes will allow seasonings to infuse and intensify.

Serve with Beanitos, Siete Chips or Mary’s Gone Crackers. Works well with avocado also.  This would be a nice topping for chicken breast or fresh fish.  This recipe is quite fool-proof – numbers and measurements do not need to be exact to be delicious.

Each serving: Calories: 67; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Sodium 36mg; Potassium: 107mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Fiber 1g; Sugar:3g; Protein: 0g.

By |2019-06-02T11:01:03-05:00May 23rd, 2019|General, Recipes|

Learning a New Nutrition Lifestyle

By Nancy Mehlert, MS

Your current nutrition lifestyle is a deeply ingrained habit.  You are good at it.  You do it without thinking.  It’s second nature.

Learning anything new takes learning and practice.  To learn a new language, sport, or to drive a car requires that you learn it and then practice it, over and over again.  Practice will involve mistakes, discovering techniques, recognizing pit falls, learning lessons from mistakes and repetition, until overtime, you become proficient.  With even more practice, you will become a pro.   Your future Nutrition Lifestyle requires the same effort.

It is unrealistic to expect a 28 day diet or a 40 day program to result in lasting change.  Most of us don’t obtain a degree, learn to speak a foreign language or get highly proficient at a new job in 28-40 days.

We become highly proficient at something when we accumulate experiences and then become wise and proficient because we have had those experiences.  

Experience is what makes children into adults.

Experience is what makes the amateur into a pro.

Thus, changing your nutrition lifestyle will involve a process that ebbs and flows.  It will involve good days and bad, wise choices and poor ones, periods of time where you are mentally strong and other times when you feel drained and unable to control anything.  It will involve practicing new foods to eat, new thoughts to think, new ways to plan and shop, new ideas and new concepts.  It will involve getting educated, exploring your own body, emotions and experience.

Learning and practice require one more thing…. TIME.   Part of the commitment involved when we take a new job or become new parents is the commitment of time.  When we decide to make something important, something else may have to take a back seat for a while until we learn proficiency.  When we focus on something intently, and make it a priority, we will see learning, growth and change.  Learning a new Nutrition Lifestyle will require this kind of dedication until your new lifestyle becomes second nature. It is an endeavor well worth pursuing. When we have our health, we can live fully.

By |2019-06-02T10:58:08-05:00May 23rd, 2019|General, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|

DIY HRP KIT

The Do-It-Yourself Health Reset Protocol Kit

Do-It-Yourself Health Reset Protocol Kit

What is it? 

The Health Reset Protocol has been a standard of treatment since TWIHW’s beginning.  This 28 day dietary protocol is designed to:

  • Improve gut health and the microbiome
  • Identify food sensitivities
  • Balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation
  • Detoxify the body
  • Practice a healthy way of eating
  • Be the first step to addressing any health issue or symptom

If you are looking to improve your health, feel better and alleviate symptoms such as indigestion, heart burn, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, weight gain, sinus issues, skin rashes or brain fog, for example, this is a great place to start.

What’s different about this kit versus becoming a patient and seeing the doctor?

This kit is a good option when your overall health is quite good, but you want to clean up your diet and feel even better.  It is also an economical way to improve your health when other options prove too expensive for your taste or budget.   This version of the Health Reset Protocol uses a gentle, less potent approach to healing the gut, making it safe and simple enough to administer without the oversight of a medical doctor. The kit is $149.00 and includes all of the supplements, instructions, and recipes you’ll need.

You may want to access our website at TWIHW.com and TAKE THE ONLINE SYMPTOM CHECKER.  This may help guide you in determining if this over-the-counter version may be good for your needs, or if you would benefit with a better option such as the in-house, practitioner-guided HRP or, our best choice, the Comprehensive Wellness Program.

The Do-It-Yourself Health Reset Protocol Kit is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, or for children under 12 years old.

If you take medication for pre-diabetes, diabetes, or high blood pressure, please consult with your healthcare practitioner before starting this program because it’s not unusual for blood pressure and blood sugar to improve quickly and dramatically, and you’ll, therefore, need your practitioner’s assistance with adjusting your medication(s).

By |2019-06-02T11:12:06-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Articles, General|

Clean & Mean Pimento Cheese Dip

Makes 2 Cups

  • 1 cup shredded goat cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Manchego sheep cheese
  • ⅓ cup avocado mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped pimento or roasted bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dill

Shopping and Preparation Instructions:

  1. 1. Select a firm goat or sheep cheese.  Ideal choices include Montchevre Goat Cheddar Cheese and a Manchego sheep cheese. Pecorino Romano works too IF you like a very salty dip.  Use a grater to shred them.
  2. 2. Buy a jar of chopped pimento or roasted red bell pepper. Put it in a very small prep bowl and cut with scissors until pieces are small.
  3. 3. Choose an avocado oil mayonnaise such as Primal Kitchen, Sir Kensington’s or Chosen Foods.
  4. 4. Combine all ingredients together blending with a fork and refrigerate to allow flavors to develop.
  5. 5. Serve as a dip with Mary’s Gone Crackers or Beanitos. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  •  Casein is one of the proteins found in milk and the protein from which cheeses are made. There are two kinds of beta-casein, A1 and A2.   Some cows produce both proteins( most breeds raised in the U.S.) while other breeds of cows, along with most other milk producing animals (goats, sheep, and camel) produce purely A2 milk. Recent research has suggested that milk containing A1 casein can potentially lead to adverse health outcomes including problems with blood sugar and cardiovascular issues.Some other health risks associated with A1 milk can be digestive issues, intolerance to dairy products, and even a slowing of cognitive processes.3

2. https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/4746

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4818854

By |2019-04-23T14:14:01-05:00April 23rd, 2019|General, Recipes|
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