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Dr. Joseph Mercola – Death by medicine

Government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good. The number of people having in-hospital, adverse drug reactions (ADR) to prescribed medicine is 2.2 million.

Dr. Richard Besser, of the CDC, in 1995, said the number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections was 20 million. Dr. Besser, in 2003, now refers to tens of millions of unnecessary antibiotics.

5 Reasons You Need the Outdoors

Mountains, rivers, valleys, wildflowers, trees, lakes, wildlife—the outdoors are calling! It’s the perfect time of the year to get outside and enjoy the beauty around you. Did you know that simply spending time in nature is actually beneficial to your mental and physical health? Check out these remarkable benefits you will experience by getting out of your house and basking in the tranquility of the natural world.


Clearly, there’s something about fresh air and an open landscape that does the brain good. Here’s proof. In a study conducted by the University of Michigan, a group of students were issued a memory test and then split into two groups upon completing the test. Both groups went for a walk. One group went on a walk through the forest while the other group went through the city. Upon completing their walks, they took the memory test again. Those who walked through the forest scored higher on the test than those who didn’t.


Researchers call the occasional brain fogs you experience “mental fatigue.” You know, the feeling you get when you completely forget your train of thought. Exposing your mind to natural environments can have a restorative effect on mental energy and focus. There have even been studies suggesting that experiencing natural beauty can elicit feelings of awe and can be a quick way to provide a mental boost. Bring a pack of Synergy’s e9 formula along with you for an extra boost of natural energy.


Countless studies have been performed to prove that spending time in nature, even looking at scene of nature from a window, lowers levels of cortisol—the “stress hormone.” Many of these studies have noticed that in connection with stress reduction, spending time in the great outdoors cultivates a positive attitude and mindfulness. As naturalist John Burroughs stated, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”


A study conducted in Japan in 2010 asked a group of individuals to camp outside for three days and two nights. Researchers discovered that white blood cell activity increased resulting in white blood cell production. These types of cells kill illnesses, such as cold and flu viruses, and other common infections, so take your daily dose of Mistify and head outside!


Globally, about 350 million people struggle with depression and one in the three people deal with anxiety. Scientists at Stanford University published a study in Proceeding of the National Academy of Science that shows those who walked in a natural setting opposed to an urban setting had decreased activity in the subgenual prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain that focuses repeatedly on negative emotions. Many medical professionals are now suggesting nature therapy as part of prescribed mental health regimens.

The benefits of spending time outdoors are overwhelming and life-altering, so put on your hiking shoes, go birdwatching, take a dip in a lake, or relax at a campground with family and friends. It doesn’t matter what activity you choose, just make sure to take advantage of the warm seasons and claim the natural benefits the outdoors has to offer.



Meal Replacement for Muscle Building?

You already know that SLMsmart Meal Replacement is a delicious shake that can help you manage your weight.* But did you also know that its unique formula makes it more than just a weight management aide? In fact, SLMsmart Meal Replacement may be used as a helpmate for individuals aspiring to build muscle, tone muscle, or maintain your physique.

As you share this product, you may want to consider discussing Meal Replacement’s effects on total body transformation rather the weight management alone. Combined with the proper diet and exercise routine, SLMsmart can be a key player in feeding your muscles the protein, fat, and carbohydrates they need.

How it works:

When you work your muscles, the tissue breaks down. The whey, soy and casein proteins in SLMsmart Meal Replacement digest at different time intervals that will aid in supporting muscles. Eating—or drinking—a protein-packed meal right before bed and saturating muscles with protein is a strategy popular amongst athletes to maintain muscle and contribute to muscle growth.

In addition, SLMsmart’s formula contains healthy carbohydrates that help support glycogen levels and offers the body a full meal’s worth of vitamins and minerals.**

SLMsmart’s formula is a blend backed by science. It was created by Synergy’s own research and development team of Ph.D. scientists. Each ingredient added to SLMsmart Meal Replacement was done for very specific reasons.

So whether you’re looking to reach a healthy weight or increase your protein intake to give your muscles a boost, Synergy has you covered.

Looking to shake things up? Try adding some fun new twists to your Meal Replacement shake! We collected our top five favorite recipes and published them in the December 2014 Legacy eMagazine

via Ireland & U.K. – Synergy WorldWide Blog: Meal Replacement for Muscle Building?.

New experts join Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

Nature’s Sunshine’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) combines a diverse range of world-renowned experts who are recognized as leaders within their respective fields. Members of the MSAB represent medical professionals who maintain active practices, researchers who publish ground-breaking discoveries, and scientists with a history of cutting-edge, innovative product development. Their varied background and experiences offer a unique blend of knowledge that provides valuable insight into current and emerging science and strengthens Nature’s Sunshine’s commitment to be the world’s premier health, wellness and lifestyle company.  Their expertise drives discovery and innovation in the development of revolutionary products that help to transform lives throughout the world.

Members include:

• Luis N. Pacheco, M.D., family physician from Southern California

• Sang Geon Kim, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology at Seoul National University Hanoi

• Nigel Gericke, medical doctor, ethnobotanist and ethnopharmacologist from South Africa

• Hani C. Soudah, M.D., Ph.D., of the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis)

• William J. Keller, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Resource Officer at NSP

• Ingrum Bankston, M.D., urologist from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Get the full story via Ireland & U.K. – Synergy WorldWide Blog.

Being a #marathonrunner and #workingmom didn’t exclude Julie from #heartdisease

Marathon runner and working mom Julie Manning was always on the go, until she delivered her second son during a routine C-section.

She felt ill. Her arms shook. When Julie, a pediatric cardiac nurse practitioner, checked the heart monitor, she knew something was wrong.

In fact, her heart wasn’t beating properly. Her baby was fine, but after hours in the recovery room and some tests, the cardiologist was worried about a family history of cardiomyopathy.

Julie couldn’t even hold her baby because of all the tests she needed.

“She wanted me on the cardiac floor, and I just wanted to be with my baby,” Julie says. “We compromised that I would stay with the baby as long as I alerted someone if anything felt wrong. I also wore a mobile cardiac device, which allowed the telemetry unit on a different hospital floor to monitor my heart.”

Julie also promised to follow up with the cardiologist six weeks later. Soon she got a diagnosis that changed her life.

“I knew when the doctor called me herself right after my appointment that I was in for some bad news,” Julie says.

Her heart was operating at only half its normal blood volume, which explained Julie’s dizziness and shortness of breath after her son was born. The doctor recommended several medications. After being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, she went to see an electrophysiologist who recommended an ablation for her ventricular arrhythmia.

But Julie’s heart had so many troubled spots, the surgeon couldn’t safely perform the procedure.  Her heart stopped while in surgery, and doctors had to shock her twice to bring her back to life.

For the first time since her ordeal began, Julie began to have doubts and slipped into a depression.

“Having to be shocked was a big turning point for me,” she says. “I’m a pediatric cardiac nurse practitioner, and I know what it means when they have to do that — not once, but twice.”

Read the full story about Being a #marathonrunner and #workingmom didn’t exclude Julie from #heartdisease via Julie Manning’s Story – Go Red For Women.