Flu Season is Coming!

Intravenous Vitamin C FIGHTS Bacterial and Viral Infections

It is estimated that the 2017-2018 flu season will be harsh, bringing back concerns of the 2011-2012 season in which 12,000 people died and the 2012-2013 season where 56,000 people died.  Concerns are also rising as to the effectiveness of the flu shot this year.  It is estimated that the shot will only be about 10% effective in protecting against the virus. 

Are you concerned?  You should be!

Bacteria and viruses are well known for creating oxidative stress in the body.  That’s why you feel so awful when you get the flu or have a bacterial infection! Intravenous Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in the bloodstream, effectively targeting and neutralizing the inflammation caused by oxidative stress in the body.  It helps to fight bacteria and viruses that spread when the body is under stress. Vitamin C has been shown to have specific antiviral effects in which it inactivates the RNA or DNA of viruses, which makes the virus ineffective.

Vitamin C boosts the immune system. It has been shown in multiple clinical studies to enhance the body’s production of interferon, which helps prevent cells from being infected by a virus.  Intravenous Vitamin C also stimulates the activity of germ-fighting antibodies, and, in high doses, appears to enhance mitochondrial energy production. Another component of the immune system, the phagocyte, is stimulated by Intravenous Vitamin C.  Phagocytes help to remove viral particles from the bloodstream. White blood cells, which help to fight all types of infections, concentrate Vitamin C up to 80 times plasma levels, which, if you take enough Vitamin C, allows them to bring huge amounts of Vitamin C to the site of the infection. Lastly, many important components of the immune system like B-cells, T-cells, NK cells, and cytokine production, are enhanced by Vitamin C.  

Why Is Intravenous Vitamin C Better?

Oral Vitamin C in large doses is notorious for causing stomach upset and diarrhea.  By infusing Vitamin C into the bloodstream, we can bypass the gastrointestinal tract completely, delivering this vital nutrient directly to the areas that need it the mos. Intravenous Vitamin C also allows us to administer much higher gram dosages to our patients without any stomach upset, diarrhea or toxicity.  Intravenous Vitamin C has been shown in clinical studies to reduce the duration of illness, effectively getting you back to work with very little or no downtime.

To learn more about how Intravenous Vitamin C can keep you healthy and vital this season, please call us today at: 503-548-4008 or visit us on the web at: www.GlobalIntegrative.com.

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Global Integrative Medical Solutions, a leader in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Henson is an internationally recognized expert in integrative medicine and has extensive experience with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She has helped countless women and men regain their health and vitality by creating customized hormone formulas specifically tailored for each individual patient. Our clinic maintains close and reliable relationships with the finest local compounding pharmacies to ensure precise, consistent treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with menopause, andropause, thyroid dysfunction, or menstrual issues, please contact our clinic at (503)-548-4008 or Info@DoctorDianna.com.

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Oprah and Bioidentical Hormones

Oprah and Bioidentical Hormones: FAQ

Oprah Is Talking About Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause; Experts Weigh In

By Miranda Hitti

FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES

Jan. 15, 2009 -- Oprah Winfrey says menopause caught her "off guard" and that she's taking bioidentical hormones that have made a big improvement in how she feels.

Bioidentical hormones are one form of therapy for menopausal symptoms. Winfrey, who turns 55 this month, writes in February's edition of O, The Oprah Magazine that she felt "out of kilter" and had "issues" for two years that she suspected were hormonal. Upon a friend's recommendation, Winfrey went to a doctor who specializes in hormones.

Winfrey writes that the hormone specialist told her that her "hormonal tank was empty" and gave her a prescription for bioidentical estrogen.

"After one day on bioidentical estrogen, I felt the veil lift," Winfrey writes. "After three days, the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, my memory was sharper. I was literally singing and had a skip in my step."

Winfrey isn't recommending bioidentical hormones for every menopausal woman. Instead, she urges women to "take charge of your health" and says it's time to "start the conversation" about menopause and bioidentical hormones.

Oprah writes that bioidentical hormone therapy is controversial and confusing to many people.

What's the controversy about? Are bio-identical hormones better or safer than other hormone therapy? WebMD has answers from experts.