Michael and Monica attended a seminar last week in Pennsylvania given by world renowned Austrailian herbalist researcher /clinician Kerry Bone entitled “Defending the Human Fortress”. In a nutshell his practical take home message was that there are some special herbs/phytochemicals that protect and strengthen cells. Current research suggests that in this era of antibiotic-resistant infections daily use of these substances is very important, along with good nutrition, to protect not only against infection, but also cancer, heart disease and other chronic disease processes. Here are the key herbs/foods:
- green tea
- resveratrol (as a nutritional supplement)
- the brassica family of vegetables
Make use of this information daily by including the easy things like garlic (freshly crushed is best), rosemary (best extracted in olive oil or taken as an alcohol extract pill), drinking green tea, and eating broccoli, kale, collards, radish, or cabbage. Turmeric, ginkgo and resveratrol are easist to take as nutritional supplements. We have Kerry Bone’s MediHerb products offered through the company Standard Process available at our office; they offer many of these herbs/phytochemicals in combination form. Please call the office if you have questions!