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Many of you already know about the amazing anti- microbial and supporting effects of silver. We are excited to announce that we just got the amazing silver compound in a topical gel.
Silvercillin Gel by Designs for Health is one of today’s miracle products with over 100 different uses. It is a highly effective, broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent composed of pure silver mixed in purified water in a convenient to use topical hydrogel. Effective
Silvercillin utilizes a technological breakthrough allowing for the production of a silver particle small enough to enter a single red blood cell, enabling the silver to travel through capillaries, the tiniest blood vessels in the body, and inactivate viruses and bacteria at the cellular level. Also, Silvercillin uses technology that permanently distributes the mineral into the structure of the water unlike colloidal silver, so it will not fall out of solution or suspension.
As a result, the pure silver in Silvercillin has been shown to provide a whole host of health benefits, from killing drug-resistant bacterial strains to inhibiting viral replication as well as stimulating stem cell production. It can be safely used both orally and topically with no known side effects.
The suggested uses for Silvercillin Liquid and Gel are vast:
from asthma, to burns and cuts, to ear aches, colds, eye issues, bug bites, tooth decay and yeast infections just to name a few.
Please click here to see the complete list of uses and specific instructions as its too long to put into this newsletter. You will be amazed at everything you can do with these wonderful products!
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Many of our patients already know that kale as well as many of the cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower can negatively affect thyroid function in their raw form. However there is another situation where these vegetables – and in this case both raw and cooked – can create issues.
There is a crucial biochemical cycle in the body called the methylation cycle. This cycle is responsible for many areas of the body including detoxification, inflammation, immune system, energy and much more. There are many enzymes that are used to bring forth reactions in this cycle and it is quite common for these enzymes to have various polymorphisms due to our genetic variations.
In previous newsletters, we talked about the MTHFR enzyme and that those with this polymorphism need to avoid synthetic folic acid and need more natural folates. However there are many other enzymes in this cycle. Another very critical enzyme is the CBS enzyme which helps to convert homocysteine, a very inflammatory compound into cystathionine which then does down the chain to form sulfate. When compounds go down that pathway, the end result leads to sulfur, and if someone has an up-regulated CBS enzyme due to genetic factors, too much homocysteine can be sent down that pathway to create more sulfites. Sulfites are actually very toxic in the body and need to convert to sulfate in a proper manner. Not everyone is able to make that conversion therefore sulfites can build up. When sulfites cannot go down to sulfate, they back up and can actually create ammonia. This can be very problematic as a buildup of ammonia can cause digestive issues, allergies, skin rashes, brain fog and even anxiety because of its link to cortisol.
How does kale and other leafy greens and cruciferous veggies relate to this? These vegetables are naturally very high in sulfur and can significantly overwhelm the pathway if it is already taxed. If your body is not able to process sulfur well, eating foods that are high in sulfur especially in high amounts in the case of green juices, can create this backup of ammonia and cause all of the symptoms mentioned above. A genetic test can reveal polymorphisms in various enzymes and even more importantly, our TRIAD test can look at the individual biochemical pathways to see (among many other things) how your sulfur is being processed.
If you think that this can be affecting your health, we highly recommend looking at the pathways with a TRIAD test to know for sure. You can also try limiting the above foods for 6 to 8 weeks to help unburden this pathway. If sulfur is part of your issue, you should see an improvement in your symptoms in a few weeks. The mineral molybdenum can also be very helpful (many people are deficient in this mineral as seen on their hair analysis) as it helps stimulate the SOUX enzyme which converts sulfites into sulfate and is another critical enzyme in the methylation cycle.