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How To Reduce Colds and ‘Flu, Especially in Children
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How To Reduce Colds and ‘Flu, Especially in Children

Kids, ‘Flu and Asthma: “I’m the mother of two beautiful twin girls.  They are both 6 years old.  Last year my first daughter was suffering from ‘flu.  When I took her to the doctor they told me that she had asthma.  She was put onto a whole range of medication.  One day I explained to to one of your staff that my child is not getting better. In fact, she is getting worse and very fast.  She recommended your multi-vitamin, protein and CalMag-C. They started to use the products in November and haven’t had any ‘flu since then!  Also the asthma has disappeared! For myself, I am using your vitamin C and also the CalMag-C and if it is that time of the month, believe me I don’t have any period pains anymore! Thanks  for saving my kid’s life!”  AM Pietersburg

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Have a Heart?
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Have a Heart?

Help Your Heart Work Smoothly

Most people know that they need calcium to build healthy bones and teeth, but did you know that calcium contracts your muscles while magnesium relaxes them? So, if you have a heart, you for sure need this.

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How To Relax – Naturally
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How To Relax – Naturally

(See below for special Anti-Stress Deals)

Are you, like millions of others, chronically tense or anxious?

Do you suffer from a dry mouth or feel like you’re suffocating? Is your stomach constantly in a knot or having spasms? Or, do you get chronic muscle cramps? Here, let me give you some data that might explain these phenomena.
Your nervous system is a communication network that controls and co-ordinates most body activities. In addition, the nervous system works unnoticed to regulate a multitude of internal activities, such as modulating body temperature or altering heart rate, in order to maintain homeostasis – the state of balance and stability that exists in a healthy body regardless of changes in the external and internal environments of a person.
The nervous system consists of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. Your parasympathetic nervous system keeps you calm and helps slow your mind and your body down whilst your sympathetic nervous system keeps you going, going, going.
This is important because when you’re supposed to be on the go – working, exercising, in action – you need your sympathetic nervous system to be firing away and providing you with energy but, when you’re supposed to relax, unwind, eat calmly, sleep peacefully, your parasympathetic nervous system needs to take over.
In other words, a balanced nervous system will allow you to have plenty of energy when you’re supposed to but also allow you to be calm and peaceful when you’re supposed to be relaxed.
To function properly, your parasympathetic nervous system needs the alkaline minerals to create the calmness and peace whilst your sympathetic nervous system requires the acid minerals to give that energy when you need it for your work or play. But the keyword here is BALANCE. You need both the alkaline AND acid minerals but they must be in balance so you don’t exclude one or the other unless you’re already getting too much of one from the foods you eat.
The main alkaline minerals include, amongst others, calcium, magnesium and potassium while the predominant acid mineral is phosphorus.
Phosphorus mainly comes from your grains (breads, pastas, crackers, processed foods, pies, cakes, etc) – your typical American diet – while calcium, magnesium and potassium mainly come from your greens – of which most people don’t get enough.
The important thing to know is that you need to eat more green vegetables and fewer grains.
You can also supplement with a good quality calcium and magnesium supplement like Instant CalMag-C (see below) as well as try taking two to three teaspoons of a good quality apple cider vinegar such as Braggs in some water with raw organic honey to get some good quality potassium into your body. This is quite a tasty drink if done right and goes a long way to providing you with the potassium your body needs. It’s available online at Paul Bragg’s site. I don’t have any connections with his organization other than being a consumer of their apple cider vinegar myself.
It is simple to reduce the tension and anxiety and have a calm and peaceful night’s sleep by eating more greens and taking good quality calcium and magnesium supplement.

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Tips For Handling Sleep Problems
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Tips For Handling Sleep Problems

A lot of people have sleep problems and for many this is very debilitating, affecting their relationships, ability to function properly and they very often feel depressed and just not interested in life. Your body repairs itself during sleep so if you’re not sleeping it can’t repair and the accumulation of all the damage can lead to more serious disease. Sleep has to be resolved and most certainly by correcting the real source of the problem instead of trying to cover up the symptoms by taking something that knocks one out. Of course, for some, there can be more serious underlying reasons and these should be addressed by a competent medical doctor – competent, being the operative word. That means one who does not just brush it off with pills but rather works with you to resolve dietary and stressful issues.

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Calcium Has Its Own Regulating Gland!
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Calcium Has Its Own Regulating Gland!

Calcium is the only mineral to have its own regulating gland, the parathyroid glands (they’re the glands near the thyroid but they have nothing to do with the thyroid)! Parathyroid glands control the amount of calcium in the blood and bones. If it’s low in the blood, it will be drawn from your bones, hence the reason it is so important. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.

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Best Painkiller Around
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Best Painkiller Around

BROKEN BACK AND RIBS: I am still taking regular doses of the CalMag-C that you mailed to me. I am mixing it in regular doses as prescribed… and an extra dose every now and then. As you know, I broke my back in three places Forrest's truckand four ribs. I am finding that if I take a dose a few hours before I expect to go to sleep I am experiencing an energy boost and reduction of pain. Then I sleep a little more comfortably later. On mornings that I am feeling a little bit sluggish and in pain when I wake, I get up to breakfast, mix and consume a dose of CalMag-C after breakfast plus eat a round of my daily vitamins, wash it down with a spot of tea, and within an hour I find myself with my energy boosted and the pain minimized. 

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