Clinically studied PGX and Berberine can make the difference.

Losing weight and managing blood sugar are challenging for many consumers. There are many issues that affect weight and each person must examine their lifestyle to best understand the lifestyle choices that affect them uniquely. To have success one must attend to those; diet, exercise, mindfulness and committing to good choices are prerequisites to success. Nutritional supplements are adjuncts to a weight and blood sugar management regimen.

In this interview Dr. Rhéaume describes two nutrients, PGX (polyglycoplex)and Berberine and how they are used to support weight and blood sugar management.*

PGX (Polyglycoplex)

PGX is a unique fiber that has amazing benefits for weight loss and blood sugar support.* Another benefit of PGX is supporting healthy cholesterol levels.* If you are challenged by these issues, you should consider PGX. I have two previous interviews on PGX with Dr. Michael Murray and Dr. Michael Lyon. Listen to these three interviews and you will have an excellent overview and understanding about PGX and how to use it effectively.

If you would like additional information go to PGX.com. There you can learn about the science behind PGX. You can also download the PBX Basic Quick Start program which can help you get started. PGX is available in capsules, powder and drink mixes. You can use them interchangeably. The Basic Quick Start Program will explain how they can be used. Click here to download the Quick Start Program.

Berberine

The second nutrient discussed by Dr. Rhéaume is berberine. Berberine is a naturally occurring plant alkaloid found in various plants, including barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape. Many herbalists credit this unique alkaloid for the beneficial effects of many traditional tonics made from these plants. Berberine plays an important role in blood sugar (glucose) metabolism and cardiovascular health.* Berberine helps maintain healthy blood sugar and total cholesterol levels already within the normal range.*

Natural Factors Berberine is a great example of the challenges consumers face in finding quality natural products. Natural products are regulated by FDA, however FDA has done a very poor job of identifying and removing illegal nutritional products. It is truly a buyers beware marketplace. You have to find the good companies and good products.

Why testing finished goods matters

Here are the results of a recent closer look into the berberine marketplace. This reveals why testing of finished goods is critical. This is why I constantly press this point; you must identify credible and reliable companies in order to find effective products. Natural Factors Berberine was the only product exclusively in the natural products channel that met label claims.

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Polyglycoplex

Berberine

Dr. Kate Rhéaume, ND

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Dr. Kate Rhéaume is a graduate and former faculty member of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is an author and naturopathic doctor and lectures internationally on many topics related to health and wellness, and is a frequent guest on radio and television across North America. She is the author of the best-selling book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life.

Natural Factors

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Today, Natural Factors is one of the largest manufacturers of nutritional products in North America. But our origins reach back to the 1950s, and right from day one, we’ve always been fully committed to making products right. We are not a public company with shareholders to impress. Instead, we care about impressing you.

Over the past 50 years, our customers have come to trust Natural Factors products. That trust is built on our dedication to formulating safe and effective products and manufacturing them to the highest quality standards, day in and day out.

One of the things that set Natural Factors apart from others in our industry is the breadth of knowledge represented by the scientific experts that work for us. Drawn from around the world and chosen for their unique training and background, our scientists and quality control specialists are recognized experts in their fields.

Factors Farms are certified organic, we don’t pollute the earth with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Our crops are fertilized only with compost and nitrogen-rich sea plants. We grow true “species” non-hybridized, non-GMO seeds, including many open-pollinated varieties. Growing locally also helps reduce carbon emissions from overseas transportation, and keep jobs in the community.

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365 – Medical Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System

Facebook Linkedin Twitter Pinterest Cannabis has powerful benefits for human health Ann Allworth, Ph.D., is the Founder & CEO of Cannabis Education Solutions. Ann became passionate about the health benefits of cannabis after discovering how much it helped her. You’ll hear her story in this interview. There is a gradual shift taking place around the […]

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364 – Beta Glucan is a Powerful ImmunoModulator

In this interview with Jay Hyeok, we will consider the benefits of beta glucan for its role in for immune support. Many people are looking for ways to enhance immune function. What does that mean? The immune system is complex and there are many, many ways to influence immune function. How do you know which products are likely to be helpful for you in particular? How do you find products that have certified clinical efficacy? That’s our exploration in this interview.

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363 – Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion can Harm Your Health

In this interview, Ross Pelton, the Natural Pharmacist, discusses the risk of drug induced nutrient depletions. This is a serious issue for everyone who uses medications. Many if not most medications carry the risk of side effects and nutrient depletions. These risks are not usually shared with patients and they are not usually defined by the drug companies.

Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion Report
Ross is the author of the book The Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook which is unfortunately out-of-print. Ross has created an 18 page print out of his most important recommendations and you can download this free report print out.

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362 – Brazilian Red Propolis Has Unique Properties and Benefits

In this interview, Mark Kaylor discusses Brazilian Red Propolis. In our previous interviews we have discussed the Brown Propolis and the Green Propolis. What these three types of propolis have in common is that they are all propolis and they have similar benefits, such as immune support*. But it is their distinctions from one another that make each one unique and we discuss these in our three interviews with Mark.

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360 – Nutritional Support for Natural Immunity and Respiratory Health

In this interview Jolie Root describes the most important nutrients for respiratory and immune support.* This interview is not about treating COVID or any other virus. Our focus is how to support your natural immune function*. This is an important distinction that you must understand.

Primary to this concept is that you must lay a foundation for good health. In this interview Jolie describes the what and why of a good foundation. This is always important but even more so during the COVID pandemic.*

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359 – Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

In this interview Carrie Pattison will discuss the foundations of beauty. Beauty is often considered beautiful hair, skin and nails. We know beauty doesn’t come about by accident. We all have many routines and products that help keep our skin, hair and nails beautiful and in good condition. Carrie takes us on a journey of the cells, tissues and organs that are the foundations of health.

It is fair and reasonable to consider that the health of our hair, skin and nails can tell us a lot about the health status of our insides. When you improve the nutritional status of your skin, hair and nails, you are also improving the status of health within the body. In this interview we are going to discuss the layers from the inside to the outside. This includes cells, organs and glands as well as bones, muscles, tendons, collagen and skin. We will discuss the nutrients that offer profound foundational benefit to these tissues.

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358 – Exploring the World of Natural Sweeteners

In this interview Neil E. Levin discusses the many different types of natural sweeteners and sugar alternatives. Neil explains the important distinctions between the many different classes of sweeteners and what makes each sweetener unique.

Here are some of the sweeteners we discuss:
Sugar (sucrose) – is sourced from sugar cane or from sugar beets
Forms of sugar: White sugar, brown sugar (light and dark), Sucanat® (from sugar cane juice), molasses
Other sugars: fructose, glucose, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, lactose.
Liquid Sweeteners: Honey, maple syrup, rice syrup
Sugar alcohols: sorbitol, erythritol, xylitol
Plant sweeteners: stevia and monk fruit (luo han)

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357 – Becoming a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Health Coach

In this interview with Reed Davis, we will discuss Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN). Reed Davis and I share the view that nutrition is the foundation of good health. More people are making changes to their lifestyle and diet seeking to improve and maintain health and healing. One of the biggest challenges is understanding what they can do and how to measure the results, especially if they have health challenges.

This is why we need health coaches who have the training and skill to guide us. Perhaps you want to become a health coach. You should consider FDN. If you are a health care professional who seeks to augment your training, consider FDN. Even if you are a lay person who wants to study the foundations of health for your personal benefit, FDN can provide training you can use.

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356 – The Amazing Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Dr Ingram is one of the most influential champions in the natural products industry. Dr. Ingram introduced the health benefits of wild spice oils starting with oregano oil. For decades he has been the single voice for these powerful compounds that are found in natural spice oils.

Dr. Ingram is also the author of the book The Black Seed Miracle. Dr. Ingram speaks so highly of Black Seed Oil as beneficial for so many of the health issues that people face. Dr. Ingram describes the conditions that may be positively effected by black seed oil. In his book The Black Seed Miracle, you can learn about black seed and its beneficial oil

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