Greens and Sprouts Are Nutrient Dense Super Foods

Energy Support

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James LaValleGreens and sprouted foods have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years. The animals consumed for food also consumed green grasses and leaves. The insects consumed green plants. In the ocean, krill eat green algae, sardines eat krill and so on up the food chain. It all starts with energy from the sun becoming plants on the land and algae in the ocean. These greens eventually become the omega-3 fatty acids that are so important. This is one reason why grass fed beef is better than grain fed beef.  It’s one reason why wild ocean fish are better than farm raised fish. It’s one reason why we are encouraged to eat green foods.

There are other reasons why green and sprouted foods are an important part of a nutrient dense diet. We will explore the benefits of greens and sprouted foods with Jim LaValle. We will discuss what to look for in a quality product and as an example we will examine the Kyolic products. Not all products are equal so consider the reputation of the company first and foremost. Choose a quality company and you will by default have a quality product. There are many good companies. You can always try a variety of products over time and you will soon discover which products suit you. The best product is the one that works best for you.

When it comes to green food supplements, every product by different companies is different from each other. Learn to read labels carefully to determine what makes up each product. Is it sweetened and if so, with what? Are there flavors and other ingredients? You will learn these things and more from a careful reading of the label. Think about what you want your product to have or not have.

  • Do you want one ingredient such as wheat grass, kelp or chlorella for example?
  • Or do you want many different ingredients to give you a wider range of foods and/or benefits? 
  • Do you want greens and sprouts together?
  • Are you targeting a particular need such as energy, digestion and/or immune concerns?

There is no right answer. Take what you like or what seem most appropriate. I recommend people to try numerous products in the beginning to find the best ones for them. Then consider the top three products and rotate them. Take one, one day. The second one, take on the next day, and then the third. Then repeat and alter the rotation as you like. This way you get a variety of products which compliment each other over time. We don’t eat the same foods every day. We don’t have to take only one kind of  product. Yes, you have to buy three products but they last you three times as long. The advantage of this approach is that you can add and remove products from the rotation at any time. You can customize a program unique to you.

One of the very important reason that Kyolic products are recommended by Jim LaValle and me, is the foundation in science that validates the value and benefits of Kyolic products. We have discussed extensively here on the science and benefits of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. There are over 750 clinical studies across a wide variety of benefits to human health. We have discussed some of those previously with Jim and others. If science is important to you then Kyolic is a brand that delivers.

Kyolic has a family of greens and sprouts products you should consider. This is a case where trial and error approach is your friend. Kyolic Kyo-Greens Blend is an energy filled formula that is the foundation for all the other products.


Kyo-Green Greens Blend for Energy is the foundational formula that contains:

  • Barley and wheat grass are chlorophyll-rich and encourage a vibrant immune system and sustained energy.* Nutrient dense greens are rich in vital antioxidants. Studies suggest that antioxidants support healthy cell function by neutralizing free radicals.*
  • Chlorella and kelp provide vital minerals and key phytonutrients to support a healthy heart and thyroid.*
  • Brown rice is a source of fiber to support digestion and elimination while also helping to foster a gut-friendly balance of beneficial bacteria.*

Kyo-Green Sprouts Blend for Digestion adds a powerful blend of sprouted seeds, beans and spirulina for digestive support.  Amaranth, Quinoa, Millet, Buckwheat, Garbanzo Bean, Lentil, Adzuki, Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Chia, Sesame, and Broccoli. These organic ancient grains and seeds were specifically selected for their powerful superfood benefits for overall gastrointestinal health.*

Kyo-Green Harvest Blend for Immune Defense adds organic vegetables, fruits and herbs providing beneficial antioxidants that help protect against free radicals and support a robust immune system.* This is a very comprehensive formula.

Kyo-Green does not contain any of the following: sweeteners, gluten, dairy, tree nuts, sodium, yeast, artificial colors, artificial flavors, gmos, or soy. Always read your labels carefully if you care about ingredients or if you need to avoid chemicals and allergens.

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About James LaValle, RPh, CCN
Jim LaValleJames LaValle is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc. He founded and practices at Progressive Medical Center  in Orange County, CA.  LaValle has 27 years of expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e books and 20 books and was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance; Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.




Homeopathic Silver Gel Aids Healing and Reduces Pain and Inflammation

Skin Support

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Dr. Robert MacCuspieIn my previous interview with Dr. MacCuspie we discussed the effects of colloidal silver hydrosol (Sovereign Silver) on human health. I mentioned in that interview that this is the only silver product I use and recommend with good reason. We covered that in great detail. You can listen to that interview here. In this interview we will discuss the use of topical Sovereign Silver’s Homeopathic Silver Gel. The benefits are wide ranging. 

Silver has been used for centuries throughout history as a safe guard to human health both internally and topically. Hippocrates wrote of the healing properties of silver in 460BC, and Pliny the Elder in 78AD also wrote of silver’s healing properties as an ingredient in plasters to help wounds close for healing. In the 1500s Paracelsus, the “father of Toxicology” used silver both internally and externally as a treatment for wounds. During the Civil war Silver was used for wound healing on the battlefield and even today in burn care units silver is used in medical devices to prevent infection and promote tissue recovery and wound healing.

Scientific Understanding

  • Many papers have been published in the last decade showing how silver has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties
  • Silver has two forms, positively charged ions, and neutral inactive metal.  It is the positively charged silver ions that exhibit antimicrobial activity.
  • The silver must be converted from neutral inactive metal into the positively charged silver ion form to be bioactive.
  • For bacteria, there is a multi-pronged attack; research shows silver ions can make the cell walls and cell membranes leaky and disrupt the internal bacterial cell machinery.
  • For fungi, similar biochemical pathways are followed.
  • For viruses, the story is a bit more interesting and a bit more complex.  Silver break apart the protein keys on the surface of the virus, making it harder for the viruses to enter mammalian cells.

What is Sovereign Silver’s First Aid Gel?
Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel is unique from other first aid topical products. As a homeopathic topical, Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel has pure simple ingredients that promote the healing of minor wounds, burns, scraps, etc. – a combination of homeopathic silver, bio-active silver hydrosol, carbopol ( a gelling agent) and sodium hydroxide (to balance the pH near the skin’s natural levels and avoid irritation). It has no synthetic preservatives and is clean, odorless and colorless. Other topical products may have more complicated chemistry with some measure of toxicity to the body in an attempt to fight infection. This may actually slow the overall healing of the skin. Allergic reactions to triple antibiotic creams have also become commonplace.

Why use Sovereign Silver Homeopathic First Aid Gel over other topical first aid products?

  • Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel fights minor Skin infection which is important for wounds to heal quickly and naturally.
  • Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel also calms skin inflammation, reducing redness, swelling and heat on the skin. Reducing inflammation is important in allowing the skin healing process to occur.
  • Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel reduces pain quickly, taking the painful sting out of skin irritations, cuts and burns.
  • Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel promotes the healing of the skin with a tremendous reduction in potential scar tissue.

Uses of Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel

  • Blisters, bruises, bug bites, stings,
  • Diaper rash,
  • Skin eruptions from eczema, acne, boils or shingles (which is an outbreak from a viral infection),
  • Itching, burns, cuts, inflammation and redness,
  • Skin infections, wounds, nail health,
  • Rashes, razor burn, scrapes, sunburn, and ulcerations.

Since you never know when you might have a mishap such as a painful burn or scrape, it is a good idea to have Sovereign Silver gel on hand to address the wound immediately, to quickly reduce pain and start the tissue healing process immediately. You want to keep this on hand so you will have it when you need it.

Using the gel: It’s best to apply a liberal amount of the gel to the wound, creating a thicker layer of the gel to offer a sustained delivery of the silver, and to leave this application wet. After absorption, you can reapply the gel in similar fashion as often as needed to prolong the tissue healing support.

What do you have in your first aid kit that is readily available for the mishaps we don’t anticipate like burns from cooking, or cuts and scrapes from the weekend home repair project, or bug bites from working in the yard? And, if you have kids, what do you have to immediately address wounds they may incur, to protect from infection, reduce pain and promote healing? Sovereign Silver Homeopathic Gel is broad-spectrum, non-stinging topical gel to keep on hand for those mishaps. Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel protects the skin injury from infection and works quickly and naturally to heal the skin.

Sovereign Silver products are safe and effective. They have formulas for adults, children and pets.

I love Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel. We have used Sovereign Silver products in my home for nearly twenty years. It is the only silver product I use and the only one I recommend. This is one case where there is no other silver that I know of that meets this high standard. Most companies that sell silver products do not manufacture their own silver products. They are made by some other company. So you have to dig deep to compare silver products. Sovereign Silver has done the analysis of virtually every other silver product in the marketplace and you can literally see the difference. You can review all of this at the Sovereign Silver website. We explored this in great detail in our previous interview on liquid Sovereign Silver. Again I recommend you listen to our previous interview with Dr. MacCuspie.

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About Dr. Robert MacCuspie
Dr. MacCuspie is the Chief Science Office for Natural Immunogenics. He joined the company in 2015 and was responsible for creating their new state of the art laboratory. Dr. MacCuspie is uniquely qualified in the field of silver research. He worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology prior to joining Natural Immunogenics. There he researched nanotechnology and silver particle safety and applications.

Some content provided by Dr. MacCuspie.*Sovereign Silver


286 – Nutrition for Your Brain – Part 2 – My Interview with Neil E. Levin

In this interview with Neil E. Levin, we are looking at nutrients that can influence mood, stress, sleep and tension issues. We are also considering nutrients for memory, brain acuity and concentration. There are often multiple factors occurring at the same time. If you have everyday stress in your life, you may not be sleeping well. If you don’t sleep well, it’s hard to restore your brain and this may affect your mood. This could lead to nervousness. Any of these can affect your quality of life.

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285 – Coenzyme B-Complex for Energy – My Interview with Dr. Audrey Ross

In this interview with Dr. Audrey Ross, ND, we will discuss the importance of B-vitamins in human health. We will also discuss the newer forms of B-vitamins known as Coenzyme B-vitamins. Dr. Ross will also discuss several nutrients that are surprisingly also forms of B-vitamins. This is a good example of making distinctions in the marketplace. Many companies don’t use any of the newer forms of nutrients. Country Life Vitamins uses all 7 of the currently available Coenzyme forms of B-vitamins and was one of the first companies to develop a Coenzyme B-complex supplement.  This is why I wanted to speak with Dr. Ross about the role of B-vitamins and the importance of Coenzyme B-vitamins.

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284 – Build Stronger Bones, Hair, Skin and Nails – My Interview with Peter D. Josling

There has been a huge growing interest in collagen supplements and with good reason. Your cells exist in a collagen medium. Collagen provide the supporting structure for tissue throughout the body. This is most easily observed in bone, skin, hair and nails. These are obvious points where collagen deficiency can be seen. These are also the areas where the research has revealed very specific effects. But don’t lose sight of the fact that if collagen is deficient in the obvious tissues of the body, then this deficiency exists throughout the body. Improvements in skin, hair and nails can be considered a sign that collagen status is improving throughout the body. For example, blood vessels need collagen for support and repair. OSA stimulates collagen production in the body.

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283 – CBD for Stress and Adrenal Health – My Interview with Dr. Aimée Shunney

CBD helps patients with stress, anxiety and mood issues. In this interview Dr. Aimée Shunney discusses the benefits of CBD for her patients. Because she deals with patients who are seeking natural and complementary support for their health challenges, Dr. Shunney is able to see the results her patients experience in real world settings. That’s why I was looking forward to this interview. There is a great deal of interest in CBD and you can get a great overview by listening to the various experts that I have interviewed. Here is the link to those interviews.

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282 – Reishi, the Mushroom of Immortality – My Interview with Mark Kaylor

In this interview, Mark Kaylor will explore the centuries old benefits of Reishi mushroom. Mark will also discuss the modern applications of Reishi. There is a great body of science regarding how mushrooms exerts their affects on human health. Those benefits are impressive especially in the field of immunology as well as showing support for the nervous and cardiovascular systems*. Reishi has also been shown to support healthy liver function and is considered a superior tonic*.

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281 – The Power of Dr. Ohhira’s Fermented Probiotics – My Interview with Ross Pelton

We have discussed probiotics many times here on We all now understand that probiotics exert an important and powerful effect on human health. We also understand that humans have been consuming fermented foods for thousands of years. The advent of refrigeration and food processing has resulted in less fermented foods in the diet giving us less beneficial bacteria. One solution to this lack of beneficial probiotic rich foods is to consume probiotic supplements. 

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280 – Are You Confused About Cannabidiol (CBD)? – My Interview with Stuart Tomc

There is a great deal of confusion regarding CBD. There are multiple facets to the discussion around CBD. There are diverse opinions on these multiple facets. There is a great deal of market hype. There are many products in the market place with many different and diverse claims. There are now non-CBD products available to consumers. There are legal and regulatory issues that are unclear as well. So how does one cut through the clutter and bring a little clarity to the subject. That is the task we take on in this interview with Stuart Tomc.

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279 – Achieving Health and Longevity – My Interview with Dr. John Rubinow

In this interview with Dr. John Rubinow, we will explore the basic concepts of health and longevity. These concepts that we discuss may seem self evident to those of us who have explored health and wellness for years. However there are more and more people who desire to embrace a healthier lifestyle. More and more we realize that we must make serious choices about how to live our lives. Dr. Rubinow makes the point that longevity without health is not desirable. It is the quality of life and our health status that are more important that the number of years we live.

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