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Heartburn Free, Orange Peel, Progesterone

November 2002 - Print | Index

In this month's newsletter, we are pleased to tell you about four exciting new products. The all-natural ingredient in Enzymatic Therapy Heartburn Free delivers lasting relief from occasional heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach, and for most people, very quickly. And if you've used or even just heard about natural progesterone, you will find the information about ProBalance, and ProBalance Plus with PhytoEstrogens most interesting. Even though we've carried these new products for just a few months, we are already hearing back from our store customers some great accounts of their benefits.

Next month's newsletter will include an update on the ongoing political threats to nutritional supplements taking shape in Europe. In speaking of the forces behind the European Directive, Dr. Jonathan V. Wright pointed out in a recent newsletter: "Farm animals are worth nothing sick; sick humans are worth their weight in gold to patent medicine companies, private hospitals and insurance giants.

Amazing Orange Peel Extract for Heartburn

You just ate too much. Again. Even though you know "your system" doesn't do well with tomato spaghetti sauce, your spouse's mother always serves it and you eat it. Well, actually, you enjoy eating it. As you do eating the slice of cheesecake and downing that cup of espresso. It's just that afterwards...

Heartburn!

For more than 25 million Americans, the experience of the pain of heartburn is not an occasional problem from scarfing down your mother-in-law's feast - it's an everyday occurrence. Why can eating high-on-the-hog hurt so much?

Let's look at what's going on here. There is a one-way valve at the end of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach), called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES allows food to go into the stomach but not come back up into the esophagus. When this valve doesn't work correctly, the digestive juices from the stomach surge up into the esophagus. These fluids include hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and bile. The stomach has a special lining to protect it from the hydrochloric acid, but the esophagus does not. The result of the stomach fluid entering the esophagus is burning pain.

When this heartburn is persistent it's sometimes called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The constantly recurring reflux of stomach acid can erode the delicate esophageal lining, leading to many possible problems, including difficulty swallowing, erosion of teeth, and higher risk of esophageal cancer. GERD can also contribute to asthma, pneumonia, hoarseness, and chronic cough.

Heartburn is more common as we grown older, and is greatly exacerbated by over-eating. Anything that causes the LES to relax and open can contribute to heartburn, such as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol or coffee, or eating foods such as chocolate, tomatoes, raw onions, garlic, black pepper, vinegar, or fatty or spicy foods. Other conditions that may promote the occurrence of heartburn are pregnancy, obesity, and hiatal hernia.

Over-the-counter medications for heartburn that involve the neutralization of stomach acid can interfere with the crucial functions of the hydrochloric acid: breaking down protein, inhibiting bacterial growth, and absorbing vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. In addition, when hydrochloric acid is neutralized, the stomach may respond by producing even more, which of course leads to more heartburn. Antacids can also interfere with the absorption of many medications.

Other nostrums for heartburn, like H2-receptor blockers or Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), work by decreasing hydrochloric acid production, with the same problems. They are, however, incredibly effective as "money machines" for the companies that make them. Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on them. Even though they are recommended only for short-term use, they are generally used for long, even indefinite time periods.

Now there is orange peel extract!

Eating citrus fruit may trigger heartburn, but orange peel extract can have a beneficial effect. Orange peel extract does not contain citric acid, which is what causes the problem with citrus fruit.

It is thought that orange peel extract works by helping the esophagus move the food down to the stomach more efficiently, lessening the time spent in the esophagus and the risk of heartburn. It may also reduce the surface tension of the liquefied stomach contents, decreasing the likelihood of the corrosive digestive juices splashing up into the esophagus.

In heartburn studies, 1000 mg of orange peel extract was taken every other day for 20 days. The orange peel extract was standardized to a minimum of 98.5% d-limonene (the highest purity). Almost 90% of the participants reported resolution of heartburn symptoms two weeks after starting orange peel extract. Almost one-third of participants experienced resolution of heartburn symptoms as early as the second day of the study.

What's more, most study participants reported relief from heartburn for two to three weeks after they stopped taking orange peel extract. People who ate foods that were known "trouble-makers" for them sometimes had a temporary recurrence of heartburn, but just taking a single orange peel extract capsule usually corrected this problem.

The holiday season approaches, and with it, some really good excuses to indulge in all the foods we've been avoiding all summer. Whether or not our relatives aid and abet us, many of us may find the joyous felony of feasting tempered by the penalty of heartburn. Orange peel extract, made from fresh orange peels, works consistently, safely and effectively to reduce heartburn pain.

Precautions:
Not to be used by pregnant or nursing women, those with an ulcer or who suspect they have an ulcer, or by children. Frequent and persistent heartburn can signal other more serious conditions and may eventually lead to complications. You should consult a licensed health care professional if you

  • Suffer from heartburn symptoms even after taking orange peel extract for the full 20 days or other heartburn remedies.
  • Have severe hoarseness or wheezing.
  • Notice swallowing is painful or difficult, especially with solid foods or pills.
  • Experience vomiting for more than three days or notice weight loss that happens without dieting.
  • Find your discomfort interferes with your lifestyle or daily activities.
  • Notice your heartburn symptoms become more severe over time.

The following conditions may be associated with serious conditions other than heartburn, including heart attack. Therefore, get medical help immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Chest pain accompanied by pain in the neck, jaw, arms or legs, shortness of breath, weakness, irregular pulse or sweating.
  • Continuous nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Extreme stomach discomfort.
  • Vomiting of bloody or black material.
  • Black or bloody bowel movements.

Progesterone

We now have two exciting new balancing and restorative creams to tell you about: ProBalance, and ProBalance Plus with Phytoestrogens! (For more information about natural progesterone, please see an excellent article by Clara Felix, which summarizes the work of Dr. John Lee.)

Thousands of our women customers have used natural progesterone cream, and they have consistently reported great results. Over the years, as many brands of progesterone cream were brought to our attention, we saw the power of this primary hormone: even in creams that don't use the best quality ingredients, as long it includes real natural progesterone, it can help restore some degree of balance to the system.

Still, the best results come from creams that are formulated with the best delivery systems. Another consideration is that, if you're going to apply a cream to any part of your skin month after month, it would be best to use a carefully created formula that uses only the finest ingredients, completely free of all known and suspected carcinogens.

Now you can! ProBalance Natural Progesterone Cream is made from the highest quality ingredients. All questionable cosmetic ingredients have been eliminated, and it contains no artificial fragrance or coloring. Grapefruit seed extract is the only preservative used, a natural ingredient which is highly effective against bacteria, fungi, yeast, and other harmful microbes. And of course, ProBalance contains 480 mg natural progesterone per ounce, as Dr. John Lee recommends.

In addition, ProBalance uses a liposome-mediated delivery system, which allow the cream to be instantly absorbed, leaving no oily or greasy feeling as can happen with other creams. The liposomes carry the progesterone directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the metabolic processes required by other transdermals. As the progesterone is absorbed, it is stored in the fatty tissues, and then taken as needed into the bloodstream, a simple, natural "time-release". Transdermal absorption of natural progesterone is an effective and safe delivery method. Try ProBalance Natural Progesterone Cream today!

ProBalance Plus Natural Progesterone Cream with PhytoEstrogens

Next we have ProBalance Plus Natural Progesterone Cream with PhytoEstrogens. Using the same pure quality ingredients and liposome delivery system, ProBalance Plus also contains the phytoestrogenic extracts of soy, dong quai, black cohosh, red clover blossom, and licorice. Women in menopause or post-menopause may find that using only progesterone isn't enough, especially when experiencing problems such as hot flashes and night sweats. For these women, ProBalance Plus may be a useful addition to their program.

The proprietary blend of phytoestrogens in ProBalance Plus are plant estrogens that appear to function much like the body's own estrogens. Research indicates that phytoestrogens can increase cell growth in vaginal walls in postmenopausal women, raise high density lipid (HDL) cholesterol, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and endometrial and breast cancer. Many users have reported that phytoestrogens can work with progesterone to help the system normalize. If you have been looking for a way to truly experience the balancing effects of natural progesterone and phytoestrogens, try the product with unsurpassed quality: ProBalance Plus Natural Progesterone Cream with PhytoEstrogens!


The BEST of health to you!
Michael LeVesque, President

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products listed in this newsletter are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking any of these products.