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Holy Basil enhances the body’s response to stress.

Chris KilhamStressYou will find many interviews here on HealthQuestPodcast.com about products that are useful for stress, anxiety, depression, mood disorders etc. There are B-vitamins, SAMe, DHA, PS and GPC as well as magnesium and theanine. The truth is that there are many nutritional supplements that can be beneficial for stress and other brain functions. The trick is to find the right one for you.

Why is that so challenging?
It is challenging because each person is unique and one must discover what makes a difference for them. The best solution is the one that works best. Each of the nutrients support the brain function in different ways. They are all important but they all offer a different substance for a different benefit. What is the most important fluid in your car? Is it gasoline, oil, water, lubricants, steering fluid? They are all important. Without any one of them the car would eventually stop running. Nutrients are like that. You need them all. Which ones do you need more of? That is your process of discovery. By understanding what each of these nutrients do, you will be better able to make choices that are likely to help you. It is as you try them you will discover which ones work best for you.

Holy Basil Trinity BlendIn this interview we discuss the value of Holy Basil herb.  We will also help you discover that there are different ways to prepare Holy Basil and they can all be beneficial. But like most things, not all Holy Basil supplements are equal. Our product of interest is Holy Basil Trinity Blend by Enzymatic Therapy because this supplement uses the three best forms of Holy Basil extracts, and offers the widest range of benefits.

The following excerpt is from MedicineHunter.com. Read More Here.

What is it?
Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a member of the mint, or Labiatae, family. Though it is closely related to the sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) frequently used in cooking, holy basil has a much richer history.

For what health conditions can holy basil be used?
Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant with demonstrated antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.1,3In Ayurvedic medicine, holy basil has been used to treat a variety of conditions – everything from the common cold to bronchitis to fever to certain digestive complaints, including ulcers. The most compelling data, however, suggests that holy basil possesses its greatest potential in the areas of stress relief and relaxation. And in the fast paced world in which we live, these findings may prove to be extremely significant.

Brain SupportHow does holy basil combat stress?
Holy basil functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Adaptogenic herbs do not alter mood, but rather, they help the body function optimally during times of stress. Multiple scientific studies examining this property of Ocimum sanctum have found that supplementation with various extracts of holy basil decrease stress hormone levels, corticosterone in particular. Lower levels of corticosterone are associated with improved mental clarity and memory, and long-term, can reduce the risk of age-related mental disorders.

Conclusion
Stress is linked to many aspects of both physical and mental health. Over time, stress can negatively affect the health of the digestive, immune and nervous systems. While the underlying causes of stress must be examined before one can truly heal oneself, dietary supplements can aid in the process. Holy basil, in particular, is an effective way to both prevent and combat the damaging effects of everyday stressors. Read More Here

About Chris Kilham
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 40 countries. Chris is The FOX News Medicine Hunter and appears on FOX News Health TV both online and in US and international television markets. He also writes a weekly FOX News Health Column and is on the Medical Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show. As Explorer in Residence for Naturex of Avignon, France, Chris conducts medicinal plant research for the largest botanical extraction company in the world. He is also the Sustainability Ambassador of the Naturex Foundation, which funds community development projects in various countries.

At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Chris teaches the popular ethnobotany course The Shaman’s Pharmacy through the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences. This intensive immersion course takes students to the Peruvian Amazon, where they learn about medicinal plants, the rainforest, and native culture.

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Can Being in Touch with the Earth Contribute to Better Health?

Dr. Stephen SinatraInflammation & Pain SupportI admit that earthing is something I know nothing about. At least nothing before I did this interview. As you know I have interviewed Dr. Sinatra several times on the topic of cardiovascular health and he is considered one of the foremost experts on metabolic cardiology. It is because of his expertise and that he is co-author of the book, Earthing that I wanted to learn about this topic from Dr. Sinatra.

The concept that we can improve health by being more in touch with the earth is an intriguing concept. It is not without it’s detractors as well. So is earthing a practice that can benefit health? That’s what we’re here to explore with Dr. Sinatra.

What is Earthing? (excerpted from The Earthing Institute. Dr. Sinatra is on the Board of Advisors of The Earthing Institute.)
Earthing, or grounding as it is often called, simply means connecting to the Earth’s natural, negative surface charge by being barefoot outside or in bare skin contact with conductive systems indoors while you sleep, relax, or work. A simple concept, yes.  But one with profound impact on the physiology.

EarthingConnection with the Earth restores a lost electrical signal to the body that seems to stabilize the complicated circuitry of our essentially-electrical body.  Our built-in self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms become more effective.  There are head-to-toe improvements.  Better blood flow.  Less pain and inflammation.  More energy.  Deeper sleep. For many people the effect is dramatic, like charging a failing battery.  For others, the effect is gradual and subtle.

The research indicates that Earthing transfers negatively charged free electrons into the body that are present in a virtually limitless and continuously renewed supply on the surface of the Earth.  The existence of this unseen electron “reservoir” has been established by science. Maintaining contact with the ground allows your body to naturally receive and become charged with these electrons. When thus “grounded,” any electron deficiencies and free radical excesses in the body are corrected.  A natural electrical state is restored.

Why is this so important?
Electrons are the “object of affection,” so to speak, of positively charged free radicals, the biochemical agents that cause oxidation in the body.  Electrons are the source of antioxidant power.  We believe this influx of electrons from the ground serves to potently neutralize or quench free radicals that would otherwise steal electrons from healthy tissue, activity resulting in tissue damage and chronic inflammation at the basis of many common and serious diseases. Here, seemingly, is a simple, natural, and yet astonishingly profound remedy for chronic inflammation.

About Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Book - EarthingDr. Stephen Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., is a board-certified cardiologist and certified psychotherapist with more than thirty years of experience in helping patients prevent and reverse heart disease. He also is certified in anti-aging medicine and nutrition, and is an expert in energy medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and a former chief of cardiology and medical education at Manchester (CT) Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sinatra is a co-author of Earthing. He has written many other books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth (Fair Winds Press, 2012), Reverse Heart Disease Now (Wiley, 2008), Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks (Ballantine Books, 2003), and The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology (Basic Health Publications, 2008). He is the host of the popular integrative cardiology website www.heartmdinstitute.net

Other Interviews with Dr. Sinatra

Metabolic Cardiology

The Great Cholesterol Myth

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130 – Pain Free 1, 2, 3 – My Interview with Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

In his 30 years of clinical experience treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome Dr. Teitelbaum has found that his S.H.I.N.E. approach is successful in the vast majority of patients. S.H.I.N.E. identifies five key areas related to the body that, when addressed in combination, provide a blueprint for promoting optimal energy. There are sleep, hormones, infection/inflammation, nutrition and exercise.

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129 – Are Tocotrienols the Most Important Form of Vitamin E? – My Interview with Dr. Barrie Tan

All of you know about vitamin E. It’s benefits have been researched for almost 100 years. What many of you may not know is that there 8 different vitamin E molecules and they all have different properties and benefits.

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128 – Omega-3 for Women and Children – My Interview with Dr. Aimee Shunney

Omega-3Everyone who is interested in nutrition knows about fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids. We all understand that they are important. What we often fail to understand is how the nutrients exert their effects. How do these important nutrients work? Consumers often get stuck not knowing what to take or why.

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127 – Probiotics for Digestive and Immune Health – My Interview with Dr. Don Brown

Probiotics have finally hit the mainstream. TV commercials now tout the benefits of probiotics for digestive health. Welcome to club. Health food stores have been promoting probiotics for over 40 years. I purchased probiotics and live culture yogurt and kefir over 40 years ago in a California health food store. These are not new things.

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126 – The Role of Fiber in Digestive Health – My Interview with Brenda Watson

I will bet that most people don’t get enough or know enough about fiber. Fiber is good for constipation or fiber is good for cholesterol. Fiber has those benefits and many more.

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125 – What is the Most Bioavailable Form of Curcumin? – My Interview with Dr. Michael Murray

Curcumin has become one of the world’s best selling herbal extracts. With good reason. The science of curcumin has revealed that curcumin has powerful health benefits. HOWEVER, curcumin is very difficult to absorb and that makes it very difficult to achieve therapeutic blood levels. There is ongoing research into how to increase the therapeutic effects of curcumin, by getting more into the blood stream

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124 – FDA Proposes New Lower Dietary Values – My Interview with Scott Tips

Maybe you heard a recent news release that touted the new nutrition labels recommended by the FDA. All in the name of making nutritional information more readily accessible to consumers. Sounds OK on the surface. But when you look closely at the recommend proposal you discover there are many more implications in this proposal than the simple press release would suggest.

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123 – Relax, Refresh and Revive with Suntheanine – My Interview with Julie Thibeau

Print – PDF – Email Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:16 — 55.7MB) Relaxation Without Drowsiness Stress, anxiety and mood disorders are some of the most common complaints of Americans. Even healthy people have stress. There are millions of people who are into mood altering medications. And many others self medicate with […]

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