There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to nutritional supplementation.
In order to clear up some of this confusion, the ABC plus D Approach has been developed.
This is a specific and personalized plan to help you get the most benefit from Nature’s Sunshine herbs.
In 1998 a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests “that a personally tailored nutrition and herbal program can yield results better than standard treatment,” as this will get to the root of the ailment.
The A stands for Activate
The human body has the capability of self-repair, providing it has sufficient energy and raw materials. However, after years of stress or neglect, or from eating too many dead and processed foods, the body's repair mechanisms can become sluggish. Certain supplements can help wake up the body, stimulating its healing ability. These supplements include:
Essential oils used in aromatherapy
Especially enzymes. Enzymes are the spark plug of life. Think of them as a catalyst or a spark plug for the body.
These nutrients stimulate the body to initiate its own healing response. ENZYMES ARE THE MAIN WHY TO ACTIVATE THE BODIES HEALING RESPONSE
So a great way to begin energizing the body is with enzymes.
Enzymes are specialized proteins that act as catalysts to accelerate chemical reaction in the body.
Enzymes are vital to proper the digestion and assimilation of the food we eat.
Enzyme production decreases with age.
Every chemical reaction in the body requires enzymes.
Many enzymes are contained in raw plant foods, but cooking foods at 120 degrees destroys enzymes. A diet that consists mostly of cooked foods will be deficient in enzymes.
The B stands for Build
Enzymes provide the life energy necessary for body repair. But in order for that energy to be most effective the necessary raw materials must be available. To put it another way, the enzymes are the bricklayers. But a bricklayer can do little if he does not have bricks and mortar to work with. With the B of the ABC plus D approach we supply the bricks and mortar. Most of the foods we eat today have been heavily processed. This increases their shelf life, but it also destroys many vitamins. Add to this the fact that modern farming practices have depleted our soils of many trace minerals. In fact out of the over 60 trace mineral only three are put back on the soil (nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium). We require at least 60 trace minerals, 16 Vitamins, 12 essential amino acids and 3 fatty acids for optimal health. We simply cannot rely on our food today for all the vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health. A high-quality natural multivitamin and trace mineral supplement is the B in Build
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are necessary for the production of prostaglandin’s, which are crucial to the body’s fight against a variety of conditions including arthritis, ulcers, migraines and cancer.
They can also help boost the cardiovascular, reproductive and immune systems.
Aid in regulating energy production and fat metabolism.
4 Channels of elimination’s the body moves toxins though.
Colon – If the colon is congested you will get in nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Kidneys or urinary system not function well can result in frequent burning urination.
Skin – rashes, pimples, acne, hives, dandruff, body odor are a result of a clogged colon.
Respiratory – runny noses, watery eyes, sneezing, ear aches, sore throat and congestion are some symptoms of a congested colon.
The D stands for Direct Aid
This is where we get specific to strengthen specific organs and glands.
Most of us have one or more body systems that are weaker than other systems and could benefit from direct nutritional support.
For example, if you suffer from stress or insomnia your nervous system may be in the greatest need of direct aid. If you have high blood pressure or circulation problems your circulatory system may need the most help. A Lifestyle Analysis Questionnaire can help you determine your weakest body systems(s).
If you have more than one body system that is need of support it is usually best to target your worst system first.
The body systems are interdependent so improving one often helps others as well.
Every cell in the body suffers if any part of the body is not well. The body is not well or sick in pieces but well or sick as a whole.
You can also target two systems at a time.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Remember that you are not treating symptoms, you are rebuilding the body's healing capability.
It takes time for the body to heal itself.
Stop putting poisons in your body.
It takes 5 to 7 times the normal amount of nutrition to rebuild a body in a weakened condition.
Stick with your nutritional program for at least four months.
Nothing heals in less than 3 months + 1 month for year you have you are working on any health challenge. Experienced herbalists recommend that you also add a month for every year that you have suffered from your present health concern.
Don't expect overnight results.
Moderation in all things
Take responsibility for yourself
Herrings law of cure says the body heals from the:
Top down – Must start in the head, with a change of attitude. Need to have a desire to get well.
Inside out – As we strengthen the body, the body will push what is irritating it from inside the body to outside, to get rid of the toxins.
In reverse order of symptoms suppressed. If you start out with a runny nose and took drugs and suppressed that, and it turned into earaches, and you suppressed that with drugs, and that turned into respiratory problems, and you suppressed that, and then kidney infections and suppressed that and now you have arthritis. The kidneys will go back to the process that was suppressed and you will re-experience the kidney disorder and on back and retreat through the symptomologies. This is the reversal process in healing.