Health Info Newsletter January 4, 2012: Injury/surgery, Zinc lozenges for colds, EFT workshops
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INJURIES AND SURGERY
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO TREAT AN INJURY OR SURGERY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. MOST PEOPLE WILL JUST WAIT UNTIL THINGS FEEL BETTER WHICH MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS OR MONTHS. AND THEN IF AFTER THAT TIME IT’S NOT GETTING ANY BETTER OR ITS NOT RESOLVED THEY MAY SEEK TREATMENT. I HAVE FOUND OVER THE YEARS THAT IF PEOPLE ARE TREATED FOR THEIR INJURIES OR SURGERIES CLOSE TO THE TIME THAT THEY OCCUR, THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT SYMPTOM REDUCTION AND REDUCTION OF THE TIME FOR COMPLETE RECOVERY. JUST RECENTLY I SAW SOMEONE WHO HAD FALLEN ON THE ICE ON THEIR TAILBONE, MOVING AND SITTING WAS PAINFUL. THE DAY AFTER THE INJURY I TREATED THIS PERSON AND WITHIN ABOUT 30 MINUTES THERE WAS AT LEAST 80 TO 90% REDUCTION OF ALL SYMPTOMS. I’VE ALSO MADE HOUSE CALLS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD EITHER A KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY OR HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY. A VERY SHORT TREATMENT OF HALF AN HOUR OR 45 MINUTES MADE SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN PAIN AND MEDICATION USAGE. I HAVE ALSO RECEIVED CALLS FROM PEOPLE CALLING ME FROM THE SKI SLOPE SAYING THEY HAVE JUST HAD AN INJURY. SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE HOBBLED IN USING CRUTCHES AND LEFT WITHOUT NEEDING THE CRUTCHES.
MANY TIMES PROLONGED PAIN WILL CAUSE A COMPENSATION PATTERN IN THE BODY AS WE TRY TO DEAL WITH THE PAIN. IF THIS PAINFUL SITUATION IS NOT DEALT WITH EARLY ENOUGH THE COMPENSATION PATTERN CREATES NEW DIFFICULTIES. WHAT I HAVE SEEN IS THAT USUALLY PEOPLE CAN COMPENSATE FOR THE PAIN FOR 6 TO 18 MONTHS AND THEN “OUT OF THE BLUE” THEY DEVELOP A NEW PAIN. FOR THE MOST PART, TREATING THE ORIGINAL INJURY WILL ACTUALLY CAUSE THE NEW PAIN TO DISAPPEAR. SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEEK TREATMENT WHENEVER YOU HAVE AN INJURY OR SURGERY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THINGS WILL HEAL FASTER AND YOU’LL FEEL BETTER.
BEAT BACK THE COMMON COLD WITH AN ORDINARY MINERAL…BUT BE SURE YOU’RE GETTING THE RIGHT KIND BY JONATHAN V. WRIGHT, MD. HTTP://WRIGHTNEWSLETTER.COM
Preventing the common cold is always best, but if you do start to get one, there’s a research-proven treatment available that can help you get over it fast. The treatment uses zinc acetate lozenges, which dissolve rapidly in the mouth and throat where they kill the common cold virus by direct contact. Then—in a classic example of a “two-fer”—the zinc is swallowed, becoming a zinc supplement!
I’ll tell you exactly how you can get the original proven lozenges in a few moments, but first let me explain a bit more about how they work.
Zinc slashes your “under-the-weather” time almost in half!
You’ve read about zinc acetate lozenges before (see the May 2009 issue of Nutrition & Healing), but since then there’s been even more research published. Dr. Ananda Prasad, Ph.D. of Wayne State University in Michigan, has led much of that new research.
Dr. Prasad is the most prominent zinc researcher in the United States and likely the world. Seven years ago, Dr. Prasad published study results in the Annals of Internal Medicine that showed that zinc acetate lozenges both shortened the duration of the common cold and relieved its symptoms.1 Within 24 hours of the onset of cold symptoms 50 volunteers took either 12.8 milligrams zinc acetate lozenges or a placebo, every two to three hours while awake.
The zinc group experienced shorter overall duration of cold symptoms (4.5 vs. 8.1 days), cough (3.1 vs. 6.3 days), nasal discharge (4.1 vs. 5.8 days), and decreased total severity scores for all symptoms compared with placebo.
Later, in 2008, Dr. Prasad completed a second study that supported his findings that zinc has cold-busting abilities.2 Again, within 24 hours of the onset of cold symptoms, 50 volunteers took either zinc acetate lozenges (containing 13.3 milligrams each of elemental zinc this time) or placebo every two to three hours while awake.
Again, in the zinc acetate lozenge group, the volunteers experienced shorter overall duration of cold symptoms (4.0 days vs. 7.1 days), coughs (2.1 days vs. 5.0 days), and nasal discharge (3.0 days vs. 4.5 days) compared to the placebo group. In essence, the zinc cut the amount of time the subjects spent sick by nearly half—that’s quite a significant reduction (just ask anyone suffering a cold).
In addition to symptoms and cold duration, Dr. Prasad’s team measured four parameters of immune function, all of which showed significantly more improvement…or a trend towards more improvement…in the zinc group than the placebo group.
While the research volunteers did report some common side effects, including nausea (a known side effect of the sulfate form of zinc), constipation, diarrhea, taste problems (excessively sweet, sour, bitter, or just “bad”), dry mouth, and mouth irritation, these adverse effects were not significantly different between the zinc and the placebo groups.
But the evidence of zinc’s ability to fight the common cold doesn’t end there. Two research trials involving 394 children investigated the prevention of colds with zinc supplementation. They concluded: “When supplemented for at least five months, [zinc supplementation] reduces cold incidence, school absenteeism and prescription of antibiotics in children.”
In addition, in 2011 the independent Cochrane Database Systemic Reviews published a meta-analysis of 13 clinical trials concerning zinc and treatment of the common cold.3 In it the authors acknowledged that, “Trials conducted since 1984 investigating the role of zinc for the common cold symptoms have had mixed results. Inadequate treatment masking and reduced bioavailability of zinc from some formulations have been cited as influencing results.”
Despite this, the authors concluded: “Zinc administered within 24 hours of onset of symptoms reduces the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people.”
Getting the right form of zinc is the key to success
So we now know that zinc can slash the time you are suffering with a cold by almost half, but, according to further research, it turns out that the type of zinc you use is important.4,5 When a deeper analysis was done on the Cochrane research, it was found that the forms that were 0% ionizable… zinc gluconate citrate, zinc citrate, and zinc orotate… didn’t help at all, and the intermediate ionizable forms… zinc gluconate and zinc glycinate gluconate… only shortened colds by a median four days. It was the most ionizable form, zinc acetate, that had the greatest effect, shortening colds by an average of five to seven days.
Warning: Don’t damage your sense of smell!
The major adverse effect of zinc treatment occurring in the last few years has resulted from putting zinc sprays and liquids directly into the nose. Some zinc spray users have lost their sense of smell, some temporarily and others even permanently.
Leading zinc researcher Dr. Ananda Prasad warns that when using zinc preparations in the nose you need to be “paying very careful attention to the risk of inducing anosmia [total loss of the sense of smell] if zinc contacts the olfactory bulb.”6 Since you likely couldn’t identify an olfactory bulb if you saw one right in front of you (who could?), the best rule is simply don’t put zinc in your nose!
The form of zinc that does the job of killing the common cold virus the best is the “ionized” form. In other words, zinc all by itself and not attached to any other molecules. It turns out that when zinc acetate is introduced to the pH (the acid-alkaline balance) of the mouth, the zinc molecule detaches or “dissociates” from the acetate molecule by 100 percent, making all of it available to kill viruses and other germs.
In contrast the other forms of zinc found in the majority of lozenges on the market…including zinc gluconate, zinc citrate, and zinc orotate… release less of the ionized form and as a result kill fewer germs.
You can get the “right” kind of lozenges at Emerson Ecologics (see the top of this email for ordering info.) The product to order is the following:
ZINC LOZENGES (EBY’S ORIGINAL) 30 LOZ (ZIN18)
UPCOMING EFT WORKSHOPS
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