Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Most people think that hot spicy food is bad for your health: Re-Post from Dr. Sears

Most people think that hot spicy food is bad for your health. Yet in some cases, the exact opposite is true. Cayenne peppers can make your eyes water and your tongue burn, but they also have healing power.
Several widely separated cultures have used cayenne for medicinal purposes for centuries. Now modern scientific research validates much of the folklore. Cayenne peppers can ward off the common cold and flu. They take away arthritic pain and help asthma sufferers. Cayenne pepper can stop itching and both internal and external bleeding. Cayenne peppers can help your body fend off ailments such as heart disease, cancers, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease and others.

Today I’ll show you how to use the naturally occurring, medicinal properties in cayenne peppers to improve your health.

Cayenne contains a compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin is the ingredient that gives peppers their heat. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. In addition to adding heat to the pepper, capsaicin acts to reduce platelet stickiness and relieve pain. 

Research shows cayenne can help to:
Improve Circulation. Cayenne peppers are a circulatory stimulant that facilitates blood flow. Used as a heart attack preventative, cayenne can do wonders in toning your heart and keeping it in top condition. Also, cayenne is one of the richest and most stable sources of Vitamin E, which is also cardioprotective.1

Benefit Your Heart. Cayenne and other red chili peppers reduce triglyceride levels, and platelet aggregation, while increasing the body’s ability to dissolve fibrin, a substance integral to the formation of blood clots. Cultures that use hot peppers like cayenne liberally have a much lower rate of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism.2

Fight Inflammation. Capsaicin is a potent inhibitor of substance P, a neuropeptide associated with inflammatory processes. When animals injected with a substance that causes arthritis ate capsaicin, they had significantly reduced inflammation. Other research shows that peppers can help control pain associated with arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropathy.3

Clear Congestion. The peppery heat in capsaicin also stimulates secretions that help clear mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs. Capsaicin is similar to a compound found in many cold remedies for breaking up congestion, except that capsaicin works much faster. A tea made with hot cayenne pepper very quickly stimulates the mucus membranes lining the nasal passages to drain, helping to relieve congestion and stuffiness.4
Boost Immunity. Cayenne also helps maintain healthy epithelial tissues including the mucous membranes that line the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens.5

Prevent Stomach Ulcers. Cayenne peppers have a bad – and undeserved – reputation for contributing to stomach ulcers. Not only do they not cause ulcers, these hot peppers may help prevent them by killing harmful bacteria and stimulating the stomach to secrete protective buffering juices that prevent ulcer formation. The use of cayenne pepper is actually associated with a reduced risk of stomach ulcers.6 It stimulates peristalsis and emptying of the stomach.7

Drop A Few Extra. That heat you feel after eating hot peppers takes energy and calories to produce. Cayenne peppers contain substances called capsinoids that significantly increase thermogenesis (heat production) and oxygen consumption in your fat tissue after you eat them.8
If you like to eat peppers, don’t listen to the “naysayers.” Hot Mexican, Szechwan, Indian, or those smoldering Thai dishes can make excellent choices.

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to incorporate cayenne into your cuisine. I tend to use cayenne by taste and add it to my food in place of black pepper. It is also quite good in salsa.

I also keep a bottle of cayenne in my house for emergencies. The other day, I was cutting down some bananas and accidentally cut my hand with a machete. I sprinkled some cayenne on the cut, applied pressure and the bleeding stopped immediately.

You can also get cayenne in supplement form. Try to get a capsule of at least 500mg, with at least 40,000 heat units, although some may have up to 100,000 heat units.

To Your Good Health,

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4. Biser, Sam. A Layman’s Guide to Curing with Cayenne and its Herbal Partners. Save Your Life Videos, California.1999
5. Biser, Sam. A Layman’s Guide to Curing with Cayenne and its Herbal Partners. Save Your Life Videos, California.1999
6. Graham DY, Smith JL, Opekun AR. Spicy food and the stomach. Evaluation by videoendoscopy. JAMA. 1988;260:3473-3475
7. Rodriguez-Stanley S, Collings KL, Robinson M, et al. The effects of capsaicin on reflux, gastric emptying and dyspepsia. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2000;14:129-134.
8. Yoneshiro T, Aita S, Kawai Y, Iwanaga T, Saito M. "Nonpungent capsaicin analogs (capsinoids) increase energy expenditure through the activation of brown adipose tissue in humans." Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Apr;95(4):845-50.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Never Worry About Your Prostate Again

Did you know that by the time you’re 80 years old, your chance of keeping good urine flow is just 1 in 10?

That means there’s a 90 percent chance that the simple, natural process of relieving yourself will become a chore... or worse.

Are you willing to live with that?

You don’t have to. You can choose NOT to let this happen.

Dr. Sears uses six effective nutrients with his male patients that support a strong urine flow and a normal-functioning prostate.
Just one of them helped 79 percent of men who were going to the bathroom a little too often and had a hard time peeing.
In fact, studies of this little-known prostate supporter showed remarkable results:1

Residual urine decreased by 92%: “Residual” urine is the amount of urine left behind after you go to the bathroom. If you’ve ever experienced this you know how uncomfortable it can be - the feeling of still having to pee, even though you just went.

Urine force and flow improved by 86%: Remember how strong your flow was back in the day? When it felt like you could high-pressure clean the porcelain or take the paint off a wall?

Need to urinate at night dropped by 85%: This can make you lose sleep night after night, having to get out of bed every time you feel the urge to pee. It’s one of the most disruptive effects my patients tell me about.

The feeling of strain during urination dropped by 56%: You probably know what this feels like - having to clench your muscles and “push down” to get the pee to come out.
He knows what works for your prostate. Let him show you like he did for me.

Eliminate Worry and Anxiety
Your prostate is a gland that sits just under your bladder.
Maintain a healthy-sized prostate and it will serve you well for as long as you live. No worry, no stress, no anxiety.

To keep the natural, normal shape of your prostate, there are six ingredients Dr. Sears believes your prostate formula must have to work.
Unfortunately, many don’t have them.
Here’s the problem: Most store-bought formulas are all the same. Even the ones with the doctors’ pictures on them. Most of these guys just slap their label on a pre-fab formula put together by the manufacturer.

The concern is they don’t keep up with the latest discoveries.
Sure, ingredients like saw palmetto are important. I use them myself. But there are six prostate nutrients most doctors either don’t know about or overlook.
These are the ones that make a difference you can actually feel.
The first is bee pollen.

Power Up Your Peeing Power with Bee Pollen

This may come as a bit of a surprise to you, but the same stuff bees gather to make honey – concentrated pollen extract – can make you pee with more power.
Pollen, the “seed” of flowering plants allows them to reproduce. What you may not know is that it’s also chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, unsaturated fats, enzymes and more. Pollen extract is a “superfood” for bees – and for your prostate.

Studies show bee pollen reduces DHT, the hormone that starts to ramp up as you get older. Low levels of DHT are critical for a healthy-sized prostate.
When researchers in England gave it to men who were going to the bathroom a little too often and had a hard time peeing, 79 percent of them showed real improvement.2

Bee pollen also helps relax the smooth muscles lining your urinary tract. That means when you have to pee, you can relax and let it rip.
Bee pollen is a huge help and it gives you the newest, most innovative support for your prostate. But there are other ingredients he believes are essential, too.

Does Your Doctor Know About This?

The second nutrient you need for a healthy prostate is the mineral boron.
This is one rock every man needs. It’s a must-have mineral to help keep your prostate in its natural, walnut-sized shape.

Boron used to be in the fruits and vegetables you eat. But commercial farming has depleted our soil from many of the minerals you need to stay healthy.
After helping men for more than two decades, he believe’s the most powerful mineral you can give your prostate is boron. And here’s the kicker: Almost no one knows about it.

Until now, the power of boron has been either overlooked or ignored. Yet there’s plenty of clinical evidence showing boron’s remarkable ability to safeguard your prostate from the proteins and enzymes that may change your prostate’s natural, healthy size.

The third is a nutrient called 5-Loxin.

This powerful extract supports your prostate on a cellular level. It goes above and beyond the traditional herbs used for prostate health.
5-Loxin is one of the best ways to support your prostate.

An important part of maintaining good prostate health is keeping inflammation low, and 5-loxin is one of the best ways to help reduce inflammation.
By maintaining a healthy inflammation response, 5-Loxin is one of the most promising advances in prostate health he has seen in 15 years. He recommends it to any man who will listen.

Use the “Big 3” Prostate Herbs for Safe, Reliable Support

Certain herbs can help as well. Europeans need a prescription for these herbs meaning they’re fully researched and well tested. They are the best at keeping your prostate at its normal size.
He uses these three in his practice almost daily:
  • Saw Palmetto: In a review of numerous saw palmetto studies, men got help with their prostate. They stopped getting up to go to the bathroom during the night and reported better quality sleep.

    The same men experienced an increase in urinary flow and felt that their bladders were actually empty after urinating.
  • Pygeum Africanum: Extracts of this African herb show impressive results. In one study, urinary flow improved, late-night bathroom trips decreased and the men reported better sexual performance.4
  • Pumpkin Seed Extract: A German study of over 2,000 men put this well-known prostate protector to the test. The overall results, measured by the International Prostate Symptom Score, improved by almost 50 percent. Quality of life scores improved by 46 percent.5
Cross “Prostate” Off Your List of Things to Worry About

Your prostate shouldn’t be a source of anxiety. Ideally, you shouldn’t have to think about it at all... and with my Prosta-Vive, you get the support you need to keep it off your worry list.

So enjoy that round of golf, take in a movie or go for a drive. You won’t have to give your prostate a second thought.

You now have the best possible prostate support on your side.
Dr. Sears developed Prosta-Vive after decades of helping his male patients and years of searching for and uncovering the newest effective ingredients known to support natural prostate health.

He can tell you the nutrients you’ll find in every bottle of Prosta-Vive are your best shot at keeping a healthy prostate for as long as you live.
The men who go to his clinic would agree. In fact, he has guys coming to his Florida clinic from all over the world. Patients fly in from London, Tokyo, even far flung places like Russia and North Africa.

They make the extra effort because they know I have a reputation for getting results.
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1 Hayashi, J, et al, “Clinical evaluation of Cenilton in BPH,” Hinyokika Kiyo Jan. 1986;32(1):135-41
2 Rugendorff, et al, “Results of Treatment with Pollen Extract (Cernilton) in Chronic Prostatitis and Prostatodynia,” British Journal of Urology 1993;71
3 Bach D, et al, “Long-term treatment of BPH,” Phytomed 3 (1996):105-11
4 Carani C et al, “Urological and sexual evaluation of BPH and pygeum,” Arch. Ital. Urol. Nefrol. Androl. 1991, 63(3):341-5
5 Schiebel-Schlosser G, et al, “Phytotherapy of BPH with pumpkin seeds,” Zeitschrift fur Phytotherapie (Germany) 1998; 19/2: 71-76