Monthly Archives: December 2014

Don’t let your pet eat the misteltoe

catsatdinnerHave a happy holiday season from the anti-aging lady and her pets.

Tips to keep your pet safe especially during the Holidays:

1. Don’t let them eat mistletoe or holly…poinsettias aren’t lethal but can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

2. Don’t let them drink the water under the tree especially if you’ve added longevity chemicals.

3. Keep tinsel and ornament away and make sure they can’t chew light wires. Also they my chomp down ribbons and paper so watch them.

4. Don’t let them eat pine needles.

5. Keep away: chocolate, gravy, spicy foods, cooked bones, alcohol.

6. Snow globes are filled with antifreeze which could kill them so if one breaks clean it up and keep the pet out of the room while cleaning.

7. Candles should be extinguished while you are not in the room as the pet may knock it over and burn your house down. Also potpourri can make them sick as can those oil fragrance sticks (the oil can be lethal).

8. Keep your pets away from party guests if them seem to be getting stressed due to all the commotion.

*reprinted from Trupanion.com

Workshop to restore your sanity after the holidays.

Audrey Herrick, Reiki Master and I are offering a 1-day workshop in the Berkshires of MA on Jan 10. If anyone is close by and wants to come please contact us at 888-217-7233. More info: click here

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Quercetin helps allergies and belly fat!

orangeMy vet clued me into Quercetin years ago as she was taking it for her allergies and suggested I give it to my cat for his season problems. It worked! Quercetin is the backbone structure for flavonoids, “nature’s biologic response modifiers”. It is the most active of the flavonoids and in clinical trials has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory and antiallergic activity by inhibiting the manufacture and the release of histamine and other allergic/inflammatory mediators.

However, there is a more bioavailable form of this flavonoid: enzymatically modified isoquercitrin (EMIQ). EMIQ greatly increases quercetin levels in the blood compared to the ingestion of quercetin or rutin (another flavonoid). Most clinical studies have used a dosage of 200mg daily of EMIQ which would equal 8000 mg of quercetin. So if you don’t like to take a lot of pills, EMIQ is for you.

EMIQ also is great for belly fat reduction. It promotes enzymes that encourage the breakdown of fat within fat cells. Studies have shown subcutaneous fat and waist circumference to be reduced significantly (20%).  Quercetin is better absorbed if you take bromelain with it, but EMIQ doesn’t need any “co-factors”. Neither have shown any side-effects even when large quantities have been consumed for up to two years. EMIQ is recognized as safe (GRAS). Both forms may enhance uptake of certain drugs from the intestines so if you take it you may be able to reduce the dosages. Check with your ND about this.

source: Quercetin by Michael T. Murray, ND, Vitamin Retailer, Nov. 2014

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