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Discover the amazing benefits of AkuC today!

 

 

Why use AkuC?

AkuC is a high quality antioxidant and a good source of vitamin C.

When used regularly, it contributes to the maintenance of good health and helps prevent vitamin C deficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • AkuC helps the body to metabolize fats and proteins.
  • AkuC promotes the healing of wounds.
  • AkuC helps in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums.
  • AkuC helps in the formation of connective tissue.
  • AkuC is an antioxidant and a factor in the maintenance of good health.
  • AkuC helps to prevent vitamin C deficiency.

AkuC contains:

Water, sucralose, potassium sorbate, pomegranate juice, natural pomegranate flavor and cranberry juice. ½ fl. oz or 15 ml. of AkuC = 500 mg of vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Daily Use:

The recommended daily use for adults is ½ fl. oz or 15 ml. with food.

Please consult your health care practitioner for the use in children.

Cost:

1 case of AkuC  at retail = $152.00

1 case of AkuC with 30% discount = $106.40

 

Until next time…stay healthy

 

Katarzyna

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  1. Register 2 new partners via purchase of the Welcome Pack and you’ll receive 1 complimentary bottle of Alveo (flavor of choice).
  2. Register 3 new partners via purchase of the Welcome Pack and you’ll receive 2 complimentary bottles of Alveo (flavor of choice).
  3. Register 4 new partners via purchase of the Welcome Pack and you’ll receive 4 complimentary bottles of Alveo (flavor of choice).
  4. Register 1 new partner via purchase of the Gold Pack and you’ll receive 4 complimentary bottles of Alveo (flavor of choice).

A shipping charge of $13.00 will be applied to all of the above.

Please note that you will not receive any points for any complimentary bottles of Alveo.

Offer valid through May 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 or while supplies last.  Akuna reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue this promotion at any time.  Additional terms and conditions may apply.

To register with Akuna visit my website www.totalalveo.com

 

Until next time…stay healthy

Katarzyna

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Spring and summer bring a lot of energy and optimism.  However, for some people, it is the time they dread the most.  Why?  Because they suffer from allergies that can make each day an ordeal.

Signs and symptoms

  • Runny, itchy, and stuffy nose with generally thin and clear discharge
  • Sneezing
  • Red, itchy, and watery eyes; eyelids may swell up
  • Itchy mouth, throat, ears, and face
  • Sore throat and dry cough
  • Buzzing in the ears (called tinnitus)
  • Headaches
  • Partial loss of senses of hearing, smell, and taste
  • Fatigue
  • Dark circles under eyes

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (commonly called hay fever) is an allergic reaction that can affect nose, roof of the mouth, back of the throat and conjunctiva (whites of the eyes).  The name “hay fever” is misleading because hay is rarely the trigger and a fever is never present.

In the early 1800s, British doctors noticed that some rural residents started sneezing, coughing and got itchy eyes after being exposed to cut hay or grass.  Today we know that seasonal pollens and molds can set off these symptoms.  They called the condition a “fever” because it caused nervousness, one of the old English definitions of fever.

Perennial allergic rhinitis is a reaction that involves mostly the nasal tissue and it can occur at anytime throughout the year.

Causes

Normally, our immune system fights off foreign substances (commonly called antigens).  The immune system of some people is hypersensitive and can overreact to certain antigens that are harmless to most people.  This over-reaction triggers an allergic reaction.

The first exposure to the antigen (in an allergic reaction it is called allergen) usually does not cause any symptoms but the person gets sensitized, so that every subsequent encounter with the allergen triggers a release of the body’s own chemical substances (such as histamine) that initiate and inflammatory response in a particular part of the body.

Allergies have become increasingly common in the development countries and as research suggests, this is paradoxically due to the wide use of mainly antibiotics and household disinfectants.  Development of a healthy immune system requires some exposure to bacteria, viruses and parasites and since we get less and less exposed to them, our immune system may instead react to harmless substances such as pollen and mold and thus activate an allergic reaction.

In seasonal rhinitis, allergens causing inflammation of the nose, throat and eyes are outdoor pollens (from tree, grass, ragweed), spores and molds that are carried on the wind during certain times of the year, hence seasonal rhinitis.  People may react to one or more allergens.

Indoor allergens, such as animal dander, dust mites, and molds/spores (found in carpeting, wallpaper, house plants) trigger allergic reaction all year around, hence perennial rhinitis.

 

To be continued…

 

Until next time…stay healthy

Katarzyna

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In recent months Akuna has been working long and hard to make significant improvements that would drive your business, allow you to further develop and grow your organization, and of course, maximize your profits.

It is Akuna’s pleasure to introduce some exciting changes for Akuna Canada /USA Inc. effective as of this February 2011:

1.  Prices of all products have been reduced by 25% (of retail cost)!

  • A case of Alveo has been reduced from $240.00 to $180.00.
  • A case of Onyx Plus has been reduced from $160.00 to $120.00.
  • A set of Take a Plaster has been reduced from $88.00 to $75.00.

2.  New discount system has been introduced:

  • 140 – 420 points = 20% discount
  • 421 – 1400 points = 25% discount
  • 1401 points – more = 30% discount

3.  New Welcome Pack has been introduced

4.  New Gold Pack has been introduced

5.  New bonuses and exciting incentives for all distributors!

6.  Simplified ways to become a Leader faster!

7.  New bonus price is now $0.4125 per point.

Akuna hopes that these changes will serve as tools to help you effectively expand your independent Akuna business.

You may download  New Compensation Plan 2011

 

Until next time…stay healthy

Katarzyna

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And what about chicken soup, you ask? 

The suspected benefits of chicken soup have been reported for centuries.  The Egyptian physician Maimonides recommended it for respiratory symptoms in his 12th century writings that were, in turn, based on earlier Greek writings.  And, of course, mothers all over the world have said it time and time again.

University of Nebraska researcher, Dr. Stephen Rennard, became interested in the subject, and in 1993, he conducted a well-controlled research study on chicken soup that he prepared in the laboratory following his family’s recipe.  He was not able to identify the exact ingredients or ingredients in the soup that he prepared in the laboratory following his family’s recipe.  He was not able to identify the exact ingredient or ingredients in the soup that made it effective but concluded that it was the combination of all the vegetables and the chicken soup that made it so beneficial. 

The study also presented evidence that chicken soup can stop or reduce inflammation.  Since inflammation, particularly of the respiratory tract, contributes to cold/flu symptoms, the soup clearly has its benefits.  For comparison purposes, commercially available chicken soups were tested for anti-inflammatory effects, and most of the soups were just as effective as the homemade chicken soup.

There are also many herbs, which are recommended for both conditions.  Some boost the immune system, some suppress cough, and yet other reduce fever.  Since all herbs contain active substances that may interact with other herbs, supplements or medications, or trigger side effects, it is advisable to consult a knowledgeable practitioner in this field.  Here some of the herbs used to treat cold/flu that are also found in Alveo: Licorice, Peppermint, and Yarrow.

Similarly, dietary supplements (such as vitamins, minerals and others) may interact with medications or have various side effects; therefore, a consultation with a knowledgeable health provider is advised.  Despite a popular belief that vitamin C can cure a cold/flu, the scientific evidence in support of this, is limited.  Some experts suggest that vitamin C may only be beneficial for individuals with already low levels of this supplement.  Others suggest that the effect of vitamin C may be very individual – some people may improve, while others may not. 

Several studies, but not all, have revealed that zinc lozenges and nasal zinc gels may reduce some symptoms of cold and flu, cough in particular.  However, nasal zinc spray does not appear to have the same benefits.

Prevention

Even though everybody gets cold/flu from time to time, there are preventive measures one can take.  The best defense is frequent hand washing.  Scrubbing your hands for at least 15 seconds with the ordinary soap and water is the most efficient way to prevent viruses from entering the body.  Remember: telephones, doorknobs, shopping cart handles and computer keyboards, are well known carriers of germs!  And of course, a healthy diet, regular exercise, adequate rest and reduction of stress are all essential I building a strong immune system.

Alveo Can Help!

One of the reasons our body needs food supplements is the quality of food in our stores and markets.  Most of our food, if not all, is mass-produced, meaning it is produced with the use of pesticides, colorants and additives.  It often has decreased nutritional value.  Since food is essential in keeping our organs and body systems working properly, we need to add supplements to our diets to meet nutritional requirements and to keep our bodies strong and resilient.

In order to get all nutrients to our organs, our digestive system must absorb them well.  Alveo is an excellent digestive tonic and as such, helps in the gastrointestinal absorption by stimulating digestive enzyme production.  The herbs found in Alveo also have anti-inflammatory properties in the gastrointestinal tract.  When our organs are well-nourished and function properly, we are much more prepared to face the fall and winter seasons.

Until next time…Stay healthy

Katarzyna

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Fall and winter are upon us once again, and with them the most common illnesses of the season: the cold and the flu.  People often use the terms cold and flu interchangeably; however, these are two separate conditions.

The common cold is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus.  It is usually not accompanied by a fever but it does affect the nose, sinuses, throat, larynx, and often also the trachea and bronchi.

Influenza, or flu (grippe, grip), is also a viral infection affecting the respiratory tract but in addition is accompanied by fever, general malaise, headache, muscle pain, stomach pain and such.  In severe cases, it may even result in death.

 

Causes

There are over 200 different types of viruses which can cause a cold.  Most commonly, you can get a cold by touching your nose, eyes or mouth after handling a contaminated object.  However, cold-causing viruses can also be transmitted through the air.  Exposure to chilly outdoor air will not make you more susceptible to get a cold as is often believed, on the other hand, emotional distress and excessive fatigue actually may.  On average, an adult may experience between 3-6 colds in a year, while a child may have as many as 8-10.

Many different types of influenza viruses belonging to either Influenza A or B groups may cause the flu.  The flu is very contagious and spreads easily from person-to-person (e.g. through handshakes or the sharing of utensils) or via air droplets (containing a virus) that contaminate objects.  Flu epidemics often occur about every x number of years and usually affect the entire country; occasionally (about once per decade), the flu spreads across all continents.

 

Signs and Symptoms

Cold:

  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Possible fever ( 39C or lower)
  • Headache

Flu:

  • Sudden fever (up to 40C)
  • Fatigue, chills, headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing, runny and stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Nonproductive cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

 

Treatments

Conventional medicines, herbs, supplements and other forms of treatment can only help in alleviating the symptoms of both, the cold and the flu, but cannot treat or cure either condition.

The following is recommended for both the flu and cold:

  • Drink a lot of water and other fluids – water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey will help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration
  • Salt water – a salt-water gargle (1/2 teaspoon salt in 250 ml of warm water) can relieve a sore throat
  • Saline nasal sprays – will help you combat stuffiness and congestion.  Unlike decongestants, saline sprays don’t lead to a rebound effect – a worsening of symptoms when the medication is discontinued.  They are safe and nonirritating, even for children.  

 

To be continued…

Until next time…Stay healthy

 

Katarzyna

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Zinc

Zinc formulations have been used since the time of Ancient Egyptians to enhance wound healing.  The clinical significance in human nutrition and public health was recognized relatively recently.  It’s deficiency in humans was first describes in 1961, when the consumption of diets with low zinc was associated with “adolescent nutritional dwarfism” in the Middle East.  Since then, the deficiency of zinc has been recognized by a number of experts as an important public health issue, especially in developing countries.

Zinc is also an essential trace element for all forms of life.  As it is necessary for the functioning of over 300 different enzymes and plays a vital role in an enormous number of biological processes.

Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependant.  Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction, in the structure of proteins and cell membranes.

The immune system is adversely affected by even moderate degrees of zinc deficiency.  It was found that severe zinc deficient depresses the immune function.  Zinc is required for the development and activation of T-lymphocytes, a kind of white blood cell that helps fight infection.  When zinc supplements are given to individuals with low zinc levels, the numbers of T-cells lymphocytes circulating in the blood increase and the ability of lymphocytes to fight infection improves.  Zinc supplements are often given to help heal skin ulcers or sores, but they do not increase rates of wound healing when zinc levels are normal.

There is no single laboratory test that adequately measures zinc’s nutritional status.  Medical doctors who suspect a zinc deficiency will consider risk factors such as inadequate caloric intake, alcoholism, digestive diseases, and symptoms such as impaired growth in infants and children when determining a need for zinc supplementation.  Vegetarians may need as much as 50% (1.8 mg/daily) more zinc than non-vegetarians because of the lower absorption of zinc from plant foods, so it is very important for vegetarians to include good sources of zinc in their diet.

Zinc is found in oysters, and to a far lesser degree, in most animal proteins, beans, nuts, almonds, whole grains, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.  A turkey’s neck and beef’s chunk or shank also contains significant amount of zinc.  Phytates, which are found in whole grain breads, cereals, legumes and other products, have been known to decrease zinc absorption.  Fortunately, a healthy diet can provide you with as much zinc as you need.  However, the truth of the matter is that only about 30% of the zinc that you intake can get absorbed by your body.

Chromium

Chromium is a mineral that humans also require in trace amounts, although its mechanisms of action in the body and the amounts needed for optimal health are not well defined.

Although trivalent chromium is recognized as a nutritionally essential mineral, scientists are not yet certain exactly how it functions in the body.

Chromium has long been of interest for its possible connection to various health conditions.  Among the most active areas of chromium research is its use in supplement form to treat diabetes, lower blood lipid levels, promote weight loss, and improve body compositions.

It is believed that chromium affects glucose metabolism by enhancing the effects of insulin.  Insulin is secreted be specialized cells in the pancreas in response to increased blood glucose levels, such as after a meal.  A decreased response to insulin or decreased insulin sensitivity may result in impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes.  However, the value of chromium supplements for diabetics is inconclusive and controversial.  Randomized controlled clinical trails in well-defined, at-risk populations where dietary intakes are known, are needed to determine the effects of chromium on markers of diabetes.

The effects of chromium supplementation on blood lipid levels in humans are also inconclusive.  The mixed research findings may be due to difficulties in determining the chromium status of subjects at the start of the trails and the researchers’ failure to control for dietary factors that influence blood lipid levels.

Some claim that chromium supplements reduce body fat and increase lean (muscle) mass.  Yet a recent review of numerous studies that examined the effects of 200 to1,000g/day of chromium on body mass or composition found no significant benefits.  Another recent review of randomized, controlled clinical trails did find supplement of chromium picolinate to help with weight loss when compares to placebos, but the differences where small and of debatable clinical relevance.

Chromium I widely distributed in the food supply, but most foods provide only small amounts.  Processed meats, whole grain products, ready-to-eat bran cereals, green beans, broccoli, and species are relatively rich in chromium; however the content of the mineral is substantially affected by agricultural and manufacturing process.

Absorption of chromium from the intestinal tract is low, ranging from less than 0.4% to 2.5% of the amount consumed, and the reminder is excreted through bodily waste.  Vitamin C and niacin might enhance the mineral’s absorption.  Absorbed chromium is then stored in the liver, spleen, soft tissue, and bone.

 

Until next time…Stay Healthy

  

Katarzyna

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