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Reduce inflammation and pain will go down

Inflammation & Pain Support

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If you have osteoarthritis then managing pain and reducing inflammation is critical. Doing this naturally is certainly possible but is not always easy. Especially if you don’t understand your options and why different nutrients provide different benefits. Every nutrient is unique and your benefits are unique to you. It is helpful to have some understanding of the science. This is one reason to experiment with different products until you discover what products and protocols work best for you. In this interview we will explore some of the emerging science regarding the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis.

You might have the idea that we already know what there is to know about nutrition and arthritis. And it’s true that we have wonderful science to light our path. But we are only beginning to learn what there is to know. As a result products are getting better and benefits are more predictable. That’s the case here.

Dr. Anurag Pande will discuss a novel combination of herbal extracts that has been clinically shown to reduce the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis. We will discuss the science behind the herbs and what are the clinical results. The combination is call Nilitis and is produced by Sabinsa. You may have listened to some of our previous interviews on Curcumin C3 Complex with Dr. Pande.

Nilitis is a combination of Curcumin C3 Complex, Boswellin and Ginger. These are unique extracts created by Sabinsa and each is an important clinically studied herbal extract in it’s own right. However this is a case where the sum of the parts is the key to the benefits. The combination has been studied and clinically defined.

It is the results of the studies that gets me excited.

  • Reduction of Pain: 13.6% in 4 weeks and 27.2% in 8 weeks.
  • Reduction of Stiffness: 20% in 4 weeks and 40% in 8 weeks.
  • Reduction of Physical Disability: 20.8% in 4 weeks and 35.4% in 8 weeks.
  • Visual Analogue Scale Pain Score showed ongoing significant improvement.
  • 6 minute walking distance increased from 269 mt at the beginning to 330 mt at 4 weeks to 357 mt after 8 weeks.

These are significant clinical results and no adverse effects were noted.

NiLitis SR (Sustained Release) is currently available from American’s Finest Inc. NiLitis SR™ contains phytoactives that are well recognized in supporting healthy joint functions and relief from discomfort . Sustained release facilitates better absorption of nutrients as they are metabolized, even as they release slowly from the composition, over a period of 8 hrs. Curcumin C3 Complex, a patented natural extract from turmeric roots, Boswellin a proprietary natural extract from Indian frankincense, and a proprietary ginger extract, work together to provide extended support.

About Dr. Anurag Pande, PhD
Curry Powder to Clinical SignificanceDr. Pande is the Vice-President of Scientific Affairs for Sabinsa. Dr. Pande holds a Ph.D. in Phytochemistry. He has both a Masters Degree in Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. He is the author of several trade and peer reviewed publications. He is a contributor to the book “Curry Powder to Clinical Significance”.

Dr. Pande has been with Sabinsa’s sister company, Sami Labs, since 2004 in a research capacity, and spent several years at Sabinsa Japan’s Tokyo office as Senior Technical Manager. Today, Dr. Pande works from Sabinsa’s Corporate HQ based in East Windsor, NJ, USA.


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HempFusion supports a healthy endocannabinoid system.

Mood & Stress Support

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There is huge emerging interest in hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD). As you might imagine there is also a great deal of confusion. Our goal is to help you understand something about this issue and some of the distinctions in the marketplace.

Perhaps one of the most significant scientific discoveries of this decade is that our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, which communicate with receptors located all over our body concentrated in our brains, nervous system and organs. It is for this reason our ECS is known to regulate the communication of trillions of cells. These receptors emit signals that trigger different physiological responses. So far, the main receptors called CB1 and CB2 have been identified, which bind with endocannabinoids produced by our own body to promote homeostasis,  keeping the body striving toward balance, even under stressful conditions. Here are a few of the things you should try to understand

  • The endocannabinoid system: The is where the action takes place. Your body makes endocannabinoids as a normal part of human physiology.
  • Phytocannabinoids: Plant based compounds that benefit the endocannabinoid system. They are not the same but similar to endocannabinoids.
  • CBD is one of many phytocannabinoids. There are other plants beside hemp that contain other phytocannabinoids.
  • Cannabidiol is not psychoactive. It does not make you high.
  • Who makes the CBD that you take? If you care about quality, this is critical. Every company is unique in how they bring products to the marketplace.
  • What is in the product that you are taking? You need to understand the dose and any other ingredients.

In this interview, Dr. Jason Mitchell will explain the ECS and he will discuss the unique approach of HempFusion family of products. HempFusion is the core CBD product. There are also versions for sleep, stress and digestion. These contain an additional nutrient for specific nutritional support. Whole Food Hemp Complex, the Sleep formula contains PharmaGABA™, the Stress formula contains organic Sensoril™, and the Digestive formula contains important probiotic bacteria using the MATrek™ 3-D probiotic delivery system, all three of which have been scientifically validated for their respective efficacy in supporting sleep, stress and digestion.

Our body has an intricate system of receptors located throughout it called the Endocannabinoids System (ECS). The ECS plays an integral role in the state of our well being, by helping to regulate the communication between cells in our central nervous system and throughout our bodies immune system. Scientists have known for years that the chemicals produced in our brain result in a wide array important physiological responses and how important it is to support healthy ECS function. Because the ECS is directly involved in so many interactions within the human body, it has been aptly referred to as the “central control panel” of the body and mind.

Supporting healthy ECS function is important. Simply stated, without healthy Endocannabinoid System function, we may not achieve an optimum balance. HempFusion, has tapped into nature’s wonderful sources of phytocannabinoids and has provided a safe and effective way to consume more of them! You may be surprised to find out that through our diets, we already consume phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are found in common foods like cloves, hops, black pepper fruit and plants like Echinacea. We can certainly eat more of these foods, but HempFusion makes it easy to supplement your daily diet with phytocannabinoids naturally derived from nutritional hemp. NOTE: Some of the above content provided by

NIH (National Institutes of Health) CLICK to go to NIH
NIHThe NIH is one resource if you would like to explore some of the science of cannabidiol. The science continues to accrue because the benefits seem significant and the risk of side effects seems very low. Keep in mind that while plant compounds such as CBD are normal part of human physiology and should be considered nutrients not drugs. Nutrients nourish the body and aid in healthy normalization of structure and function.

About Dr. Jason Mitchell

Dr. Jason Mitchell is a Naturopathic Doctor certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. He is also a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association and Certified Natural Health Professionals. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management/Operations from Arizona State University and his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Trinity College of Natural Health. He is the Co-Founder & President of HempFusion.


234 – Predictive Biomarker – Omega-3/6 – My Interview with Dr. Russell Jaffe

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In this interview, Dr. Jaffe will discuss the issues and challenges with getting adquate omega-3 in our diet and maintaining a healthy omega-3/6 balance. Your omega fatty acid profile is an important predictive biomarker. What is your status and how do you know if your level is optimal? It is the Omega-3 Home Blood Spot test. This is the only way I know. Do the test once and see what your status is. Let the results and your health concerns determine your course of action.

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233 – Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil (MTC) – My Interview with Dr. Alvin Berger

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In this interview we will discuss the explain the uses and benefits of MCTs. Dr. Berger tells the story of his son who has type 1 diabetes. MCT oil provides energy without needing insulin. This may even help reduce the amount of insulin needed by an individual. This is what happened to Dr. Berger’s son. This is both a professional and a personal journey for Dr. Berger.

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232 – CBD Oil, An In-depth Exploration – My Interview with Dr. Hector Lopez

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In this interview Dr. Hector Lopez will discuss the science, biology and application of PlusCBD Oil from CV Sciences. Not all CBD products are the same so remember that our discussion is only referencing this particular CBD.
The first part of our interview we discuss how CBD exerts its effects in the human body. Part of this discussion is on the endocannabinoid system. What is this system and what is the difference between endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids from hemp. What are the differences between CBD from hemp and THC from marijuana?
Secondly we will discuss the various applications for CBD for the average consumer. Perhaps one of the most important applications is for balancing neural health. It is the delicate balance between our nerves being calm and excited. It seems that CBD helps to normalize this balance.

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231 – Detoxify for Better Health – My Interview with Dr. Michael Murray

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In this interview Dr. Michael Murray will discuss the issues related to detox and cleansing. How does the body get rid of and/or neutralize harmful chemicals? Our bodies are amazing in the ways in which we deal with the many forms of assaults we face daily. What are the risks from a lifetime of exposure to hundreds, if not thousands, of chemicals? It is bad enough to understand the risks of one chemical in the body, but what about the synergistic effect of many chemicals together? No one knows. How many of today’s health challenges are made worse by this exposure? Being naturally healthy requires that we consider how to avoid those toxins in the first place and how to get rid of the ones we have.

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230 – Probiotics for Respiratory Health – My Interview with Neil Levin

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We will explore the science of NOW Respiratory Care Probiotic. Respiratory Care Probiotic is a probiotic combination featuring L. acidophilus NCFM®, which has been used in over 60 scientific studies. When used alone or in combination with B. lactis Bl-04, NCFM® has been shown to support a robust and balanced immune response to seasonal respiratory challenges, as well as to support an active lifestyle. NCFM® can rapidly populate the intestine and adhere to the intestinal wall, which is helpful for use during and after temporary disruptions to intestinal microbiota. Remember, nutrients are not drugs and do not treat diseases like respiratory allergies. Supplements like probiotics are natural bacteria that provide a functional benefit that supports respiratory health. Don’t confuse nutritional support with drugs. They are not the same.

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229 – Understanding the Acid/Alkaline Balance – My Interview with Dr. Russell Jaffe

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Maintaining an internal acid alkaline (pH) balance in the optimal range supports your bones and your body. Bones are the body’s “mineral storehouse”. Not only do bones provide strength, but they also house our mineral reserves and allow us to maintain optimum pH levels. Increasing the intake of alkalinizing minerals through an alkalinizing diet is the most fundamental and effective way to keep your pH within that all important health restoration zone (6.5 – 7.5).

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228 – Boost Your Brain Power at Any Age – My Interview with Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue

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Cognitive brain issues are not confined to the elderly. We now know that brain health can affect a wide range of issues at any age. At any age we need to think clearly. In this interview, Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue (Dr. Kate) will discuss some of the most important nutritional and lifestyle issues that can improve cognitive health. One needs to always consider certain lifestyle factors such as exercise, diet, positive mental habits. Dr. Kate discusses 4 of the important nutrients for cognitive health support.

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227 – The Next Generation of Probiotic and Prebiotics – My Interview with Dr. Jason Mitchell

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What is a Probiotic?
The word Probiotic, according to the WHO (World Health Organization) means:
“Probiotics are living microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”
Pro means “For”
Biotic means “Life”
Probiotic means “Pro-Life”
In other words, probiotics are “good bacteria”. Your native intestinal micro flora is your indigenous probiotics. Probiotic supplements provide beneficial living bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobactia, that help to support digestive balance and digestive health.

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