As you may know COVID-19 vaccines are now being distributed and administered to what are deemed high risk populations. The goal is to eventually make the vaccine available to all. Nutrition 16:24 would like to provide credible resources to assist you in making an informed decision. We encourage you to research not only COVID-19 vaccines, but any and all vaccines you may be considering for yourself or a family member such as a child. Research ingredients, learn how vaccines work, and be familiar with any adverse associated reactions. Sounds daunting? We are hopeful that with the resources we provide below this task will not only be streamlined but also enlightening.
Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche has worked with the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and was previously the head of the vaccine development office at the German Center for Infection Research. In this video, he discusses the Covid-19 vaccine and its use amidst a pandemic.
The first resource is VAERS: the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Established in 1990, VAERS is a reporting system that lists all adverse reactions reported after vaccination. You can search by symptom, by vaccine, by manufacturer, or by typing in a vaccine name. It is updated every Friday; you may even search for COVID-19 vaccine reactions.
You should see a long list with every adverse reaction reported. You may sort the reactions by number of events reported, or by percentage.
Note that the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that only 1% of vaccine reactions are reported to VAERS.
We have previously posted vaccination resources on our website that may be useful as you continue your research. For your convenience we are including them below.
Nutrition 16:24 believes in your right to make informed decisions regarding your health.
Receive all the benefits of acupuncture and more. Studies show that Acupoint Laser Therapy is just as beneficial as acupuncture without penetrating the skin. This procedure also utilizes light therapy to enhance its benefits.
Acupoint Therapy stimulates traditional acupuncture points using Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). Unlike acupuncture however, there are no needles involved on these points. Our Cold Laser machine uses a pulsed laser, pulsed red and blue LEDs, and infrared wavelengths. This allows the light energy to penetrate into your tissues, helping to reduce inflammation and increase circulation.
Studies have shown that laser acupuncture is effective at reducing pain and improving mobility. There is evidence that laser acupuncture relieves myofascial pain and musculoskeletal pain. One study even found that laser acupuncture improved TMD (temporomandibular disorder) symptoms, decreasing pain and improving the extent to which patients could open their mouths. It is a safe method of treatment that avoids the use of needles while still reaping the benefits of traditional acupuncture. Research is ongoing in this particular therapy but so far it is showing incredible promise.
A session of Acupoint is slightly longer than a session of Cold Laser therapy, and takes about 45 minutes to complete. Using different body acupoints, the cold laser applicator will be held on each zone for varying amounts of time. You should feel no sensation or minimal sensation during this time.
Native to the peaks of the Andes Mountains in Peru, maca is a tough little plant that can withstand harsh weather conditions. Hardy against frost and strong winds, maca is wonderfully resilient. Likewise, its properties also support our own bodies’ natural ability to withstand stress.
Like ashwagandha and eleuthero, maca is an adaptogen. In short, that means that it helps our bodies adapt to stressors, both physical and emotional.
Lepidium meyenii has been used by Peruvian cultures for thousands of years. Its earliest recorded use goes back to 3800 B.C., with cultivars of maca being found in archaeological dig sites dating back to 1600 B.C.
Maca is rich with antioxidants and nutrients. It contains vitamin C, copper, iron, as well as over 20 amino acids. An ounce, or 28 grams, worth of maca root powder contains 20 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, and 1 g fat.
Although the maca you’ll find at your local health food store is likely in powder form, maca looks remarkably like a turnip. These two plants are actually in the same family! Maca is from the Brassicaceae family, which also includes broccoli, cabbage, radishes, kale, watercress, and more.
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Also known as Siberian Ginseng, this adaptogen is native to Northeast Asia. It grows in Northeast China, Eastern Russia, Korea, and Japan.
Though one of its other names is Siberian Ginseng, eleuthero is actually not ginseng at all! True ginseng contains ginsenosides, while eleuthero does not. The word sounds a little strange, but ginsenosides are basically the active compound within ginseng. Eleuthero’s active constituents are its eleutherosides. It also contains triterpinoid saponins, which are natural products found in other medicinal plants.
Although only becoming popular in the last 60 years, eleuthero has been used for millennia. Ancient Chinese medical texts mention eleuthero, or, ci wu jia. Its use was to invigorate qi, which referred to vital energy, and to nourish the spleen and kidneys. From the 1940s to the 1960s, Russian researchers studied this herb, searching for an economical and readily available alternative to panax ginseng, otherwise known as Asian Ginseng.
Similar to ashwagandha, eleuthero is an adaptogen. Adaptogens help your body adapt and respond well to stress.
So what is eleuthero used for?
Similar to ashwagandha, eleuthero can be consumed in tea, tinctures, and capsule form.
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The Body Deli specializes in fresh, superfood skincare. Free of chemicals and preservatives, these products will nourish your skin.
No matter what skin type you have, The Body Deli has something for you. It’s important to feed your body with nutritious, clean foods. But it’s also important to be feeding your skin with clean products. Your skin is your largest organ, and it absorbs what you put onto it. The Body Deli skincare products have no preservatives (which is why many must be kept refrigerated to preserve their freshness) and are formulated with clean and organic ingredients. What’s hiding in your skincare products?
Come visit Nutrition 16:24 to see which skincare products we have available! We stock many of The Body Deli’s more popular products. We also place orders on demand for any of their skincare products that you desire! We are waiting to help you choose the perfect products for your skincare needs.
You might be wondering what the difference is between EMF and EMR. Are they one and the same? Not quite! Electromagnetic fields are associated with electricity; they originate from either natural or man-made sources. An example of this is lightning and phone charger cables. When lightning strikes, an electromagnetic field surrounds the current of energy. And when you charge your phone, the charger cable emits a high-energy, low frequency electromagnetic field.
Electromagnetic radiation on the other hand consists of waves of electric and magnetic energy. Visible light is an example of electromagnetic radiation we can see. But there are far more wavelengths on the EMR spectrum that are invisible and harmful, such as x-rays and gamma rays.
One way you can think of EMF and EMR is invisible areas of energy.
These invisible areas of energy are produced by electricity and various forms of natural and man-made lighting; common sources include power lines, computers, cell phones, charging stations, etc.
There are 2 types of EMR. The EPA states, “There are two general kinds of electromagnetic radiation: ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation is powerful enough to knock electrons out of their orbit around an atom. This process is called ionization and can be damaging to a body’s cells. Non-ionizing radiation has enough energy to move atoms in a molecule around and cause them to vibrate, which makes the atom heat up, but not enough to remove the electrons from the atoms.”
Non-Ionizing: Low level radiation, generally seen as harmless to humans
Ionizing: High level radiation with the potential for cellular and DNA damage
How does this affect all of us? A Nature study from 2015 notes the variety of adverse effects to man-made EMF. It states that due to certain aspects of man-made EMF/EMR (such as polarization), they are more bioactive and potent than natural EMF/EMR. Our body’s cells respond negatively to man-made fields. Cells become distressed and trigger a defense response to the repetitive stress of EMF. Constant stress responses release masses of highly reactive free radicals, which have been shown to cause cellular dysfunction and inflammation and interfere with the body’s DNA repair processes. This in turn leads to a weakened immune system, potential illness, disease, and even tumors. Some effects of EMF and EMR on the body include:
So how do we combat EMF, EMR, and its effects on the body? Nutrition 16:24 offers researched, patented devices to protect you from the detrimental effects of EMF radiation. These include devices for cell phones, computers, laptops, earbuds, smart meters, your home, and more. Using specialized technology, these devices work with your body to support it and reinforce its resilience to stress. For more information on this, the devices, and the technology behind it, please visit our Gia Wellness page.
You may also feel free to email us or call us at (209) 629-6818.
Can you believe that 2020 is almost over? What a year it has been! Now, more than ever before, health has become a global focus. With all the attention on the virus and immune health, let’s not forget health screenings for other issues as well.
Thermography is a painless, non-invasive, radiation-free health screening tool designed to take the temperature of your skin’s surface, up to 5cm deep.InfraRead
Thermography can screen for breast cancer, as well as provide thyroid, neuromuscular, and cerebrovascular screening. Nutrition 16:24 hosts InfraRead Thermography on a regular basis to provide these helpful health screening tools to our patients.
Thermography, also known as digital infrared thermal imaging, uses a state-of-the-art infrared camera to measure the temperature of the skin’s surface. We look for asymmetry in the body and indications of abnormal hot or cold patterns. These thermal images can show an increase in temperature if/when physiological changes are happening.InfraRead
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you are in luck! Nutrition 16:24 is hosting our next thermography event on January 30, 2021. The event will be located at our office, 1444 W. Main Street, Ripon, CA.
To schedule your appointment, using the booking tool below…
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We invite you to invest in your health this upcoming new year!
Ashwagandha is only one of many adaptogens! There are many other types of adaptogens, such as the ones listed below…
This is not an exhaustive list by any means – there are many different adaptogenic herbs and plants and mushrooms that offer their own benefits. There are various adaptogens for different uses. Some target acute stress, while others target chronic, long-term stress. There are also others that strengthen immune health.
So what does ashwagandha do? Some of the benefits attributed to ashwagandha include antioxidant, anti-stress, antitumor, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used for anxiety, to reduce the physiological effects of stress, and to improve wellbeing. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that targets chronic or long-term stress. Although it won’t remove the stress from your life, it can improve your body’s capacity to deal with it and thus influence your mood and energy levels.
Ashwagandha contains something called withanolides. Withanolides are what gives ashwagandha its effectiveness. Withaferin A, a withanolide from ashwagandha, is thought to be the substance that gives the plant its anti-cancerous, antioxidant, and anti-angiogenesis properties. Withaferin A has been the subject of multiple studies researching its effects. It has been shown to inhibit cell growth in breast cancer as well as to relieve fatigue and toxicity from chemotherapy treatments.
Perhaps you want to try this adaptogenic herb! As with any supplement, sourcing and dosage is very important. Feel free to discuss this with Dr. Barton at Nutrition 16:24, or with your medical professional.
There are adaptogen teas being offered that may be a good option for you. If you are a tea lover, you might consider this. If tea is just not your thing, read on.
This is a great flexible option to add ashwagandha to your diet. You can add it to your smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, or any food you wish. Start with small amounts at first before adding more.
Ashwagandha is also available in liquid form. MediHerb offers ashwagandha in liquid form, with standardized amounts of withanolides. Nutrition 16:24 also provides elixirs which contain ashwagandha. We also have other forms of ashwagandha available. Inquire with our office if you would like to learn more about this.
For those who don’t mind swallowing an extra pill, this is a very easy way to supplement with this adaptogen.
Again, if you are out shopping for ashwagandha, be careful in selecting your supplement. Make sure the quality is excellent and check the active ingredients to make sure there are withanolides. If you want to be sure that your ashwagandha is well sourced and of excellent quality, we invite you to purchase from our office. Nutrition 16:24 offers ashwagandha in different forms. Email our office or call us to learn more and to order if you are interested.
The holiday season is upon us, and along with that comes stress. Whether or not you choose to supplement with ashwagandha, we encourage you to be filling your body with good, clean sources of proteins, carbohydrates, and vegetables. Whatever the holiday season brings for you, we hope you are able to experience some peace and joy among the chaos and stress.
Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, 2nd Ed. Kerry Bone & Simon Mills.
Sadness, grief, confusion, guilt, fear, anger…
Studies confirm that emotions are major contributing factors in acute and chronic illness. The field of psychoneuroimmunology is a fascinating one, and many researchers have studied the effects of emotions on acute and chronic illness. Psychological stress can contribute to longer illnesses, a higher risk for infection, and slower wound healing1. Negative emotions can also cause oxidative stress, which may result in impaired detoxification pathways, increased cholesterol, and more. Another study states: “The endocrine system [consisting of organs and glands which release hormones directly into the blood] serves as one central gateway for psychological influences on health; stress and depression can provoke the release of pituitary and adrenal hormones that have multiple effects on immune function”2. Our bodies are designed in amazing ways! It is fascinating to discover how the body functions.
During these current times of economic, social and political unrest, stress abounds. How do you respond to stress?
Flower Essence Combinations are homeopathic medicines that target emotions related to organs, nutritional deficiencies and body systems. These are a positive supportive product that address stress in a healthy, helpful way. They are not to replace a healthy diet by any means, but they have a great potential to support your body and emotions in ways that you need.
Flower Essences, like the name suggests, are extracts taken from the flowering part of a plant. Unlike essential oils, Flower Essences have no physical part of the flower in them, and have no smell. They come in liquid form, and are taken by a dropper in the mouth. Studies have shown that Flower Essences reduce anxiety and support your body’s ability to respond to environmental stressors3. In one study, participants also noted that they experienced better sleep patterns, decreased headaches, and a better ability to respond to stress4.
Nutrition 16:24 now offers a line of Flower Essences. I’ll list a few of them here. However, there are a total of 19 different flower combinations targeting various emotions and health issues.
#19 STRNG-MND (epiphysis, pancreas, liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys, heart, endocrine
For temporary relief of minor symptoms related to sadness, grief, and internal emotional tension.
– Sadness, despondency, inner emotional tension
#20 VTLTY (adrenals, thyroid, pancreas, limbic system)
For the relief of symptoms such as deep, inner tiredness resulting from prolonged emotional struggles, grief, or anxieties. Helps restore emotional vitality.
– Emotional conflicts, fear of facing new challenges
#22 SOMATICA (pineal gland, autonomic nervous system)
For the relief of symptoms related to fear, repressed emotions, and tension held in the muscles and organs. Lethargy, confusion, inattentiveness and daydreaming. Floating sensation as if anesthetized.
– Lack of grounding and practicality, somatic effects due to repressed feelings
As you can see from the descriptions, the essences address deep seated emotions and thoughts.
Each of these flower combinations has specific homeopathic flower extracts to address particular emotions, and there are many more available to address your unique, special needs and circumstances.
There may be a flower essence that would be extremely helpful and supportive to your mind and body.
Visit us at Nutrition 16:24 to learn more about how you may benefit from these remedies.
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is a natural detoxification system. One of the ways our body can purge toxins is through our pores, by sweating. Though our liver and kidneys are responsible for most of the detoxification that happens in the body, when the toxic load is too heavy to process our body will use sweat as a reliable back up. Materials like heavy metals and BPA have been detected in sweat, and when left in the body can build up in our fat tissues and bloodstream. Not only does sweat help rid our bodies of toxic waste, but sweating can also release endorphins, which are our feel good hormones in the body. It’s no wonder you feel so good after that heated yoga class! There are many benefits from breaking a sweat and people have been using sweat inducing therapies like saunas for thousands of years.
Of course sweating it out through regular exercise is recommended for a healthy body and mind, but saunas are a great addition to your sweat routine and are beneficial in many more ways than just making you perspire. What’s unique to infrared saunas is their ability to raise your core temperature starting from your innermost cells. This allows for a much deeper detox than you would experience from other mechanisms, like heaters or steam, that only heat the air around you.
“Sunlighten saunas are highly effective for detoxification because of our highly-efficient and patented Solocarbon far infrared heating technology – the only technology proven to raise core body temperature by two-to-three degrees. Rather than simply heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, our sauna detox will heat your core to expel them.” -sunlighten.com.
Sunlighten saunas use all three modes of infrared frequencies (near, mid, and far) and have customized programs that can be catered to your specific needs. This chart shows which wavelength can help support you and your body’s needs.
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As you can see from the chart, some additional benefits of an infrared sauna include:
To fully experience the immune-strengthening benefits of a sauna, it’s recommended to use it at least twice a week throughout the year.
Co-owner of Sunlighten, Connie Zack, shares her passion about full spectrum sauna technologies in this podcast interview.
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