Medication and Food Supplements


Alaska’s Natural Remedies

In many parts of the world herbs are the only option for all types of health problems. In the United States we are very fortunate to have fantastic doctors as well as a variety of medical options available to us.

Alaska, in her goodness, also provides a plethora of natural resources. Gentle remedies which are suitable for home treatment of common complaints as well as accessible cures while out hiking, back-packing, fishing, hunting or camping.
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Homeopathy Explained

Homeopathy is a holistic, meaning complete, approach to the treatment of illness. A homeopathic treatment will address everything about a person, their well-being, their mental state, their physical affirmaties etc.

Homeopathic remedies come from natural sources, but this does not mean that they are herbal medicines. A homeopathic remedy uses the same elements which would cause a healthy person to undergo the symptoms which the sick person is experiencing. By stimulating the symptoms in the body the body is encouraged to develop the cure which will fight the disease.
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Painkillers

Painkillers, known as analgesics, relieve pain without making a person unconscious. Almost everyone has used a painkiller in their lifetime. The most commonly used analgesics are aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. In addition to these are salicylates and acetaminophen all of which you can get over the counter in a drugstore.

Painkillers fall into two different categories, narcotic and non-narcotic. The non-narcotic painkillers are the most used of all medications. These analgesics not only control pain but they can lower fever and stop inflammation, or swelling due to injury or arthritis.
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Cardionol

Nutrina’s Cardionol Formula contains vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for cardiovascular health. According to world-wide scientific study, each of these carefully-selected nutrients plays a role in preventing various forms of heart disease.

Salmon Oil is naturally rich in two important omega-3 fatty acids: EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid). These acids neutralize blood triglycerides (chemical compounds in fats that are generally linked with increased risk of heart disease) and inhibit the progression of atherosclerosis (condition of restricted blood flow in which cholesterol and other fatty substances are deposited on the inner walls of arteries).
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Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus Purshiani Cortex)

Cascara Sagrada is a mild laxative and a colon cleanser. A number of studies have shown that cascara sagrada is effective in easing chronic constipation in elderly people. It is also an excellent source of a variety of nutrients, including essential oils, calcium, and potassium.

Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiani cortex) is a small tree indigenous to the United States and provinces of the Pacific coast including British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. The plant was introduced by Northern California Indians to sixteenth-century Spanish explorers. In Spanish, the name Cascara sagrada means “sacred bark”. It is an age-old remedy for alleviating constipation. The Indians ground the bark of the tree into a fine powder and used it to brew a rich beverage.
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AminoMax from Nutrina

Nutrina’s AminoMax is a mixture of 21 pure amino acids complex. Because most of the 21 amino acids are needed to form tissue in the body, all could be termed as “essential” to health. There are however, seven amino acids that cannot be formed by the body and are thus referred to as the “essential amino acids.”

These must be supplied for the diet and include lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine, leucine, and isoleucine. The value of any protein depends on the quantity and balance of essential amino acids it contains.

Protein makes up nearly seventy-five percent of the body’s tissues. Various combinations of amino acids link together into polypeptide chains to help form thousands of proteins. Amino acids are thus known as the “building blocks” of protein.
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Asthma & Allergy Medications

Antihistamines

If you have allergies, your physician may prescribe antihistamines to relieve or prevent the symptoms of hay fever (allergic rhinitis) & other allergies. Antihistamines prevent the effects of histamine chemical substance released by the body during an allergic reaction. By preventing the action of histamine the symptoms or the allergy will be reduced.

Possible side effects of antihistamine:
-dry mouth
-difficulty urinating
-constipation
-drowsiness
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Bioflavonoids (Bioavailable flavonoids)

Bioflavonoids are found in almost every fruit and vegetable and are classified in groups. A group known as gallates are powerful antioxidants that prevent the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), thus reducing the risk of heart disease. Gallates originate from grape seeds and the tea plant Camellia sinensis (green tea).

Other groups, such as the bilberry-extracted anthocyanidins, protect the lens of the eye from cataracts. Proanthocyanidins help stabilize collagen structures–the fibrous protein found in all connective tissues. Hesperidin and rutin are proanthocyanidins that assist with capillary fragility and chronic venous insufficiency. Proanthocyanidins are commonly found in grape seeds, blueberries, blackberries, pine bark, green tea, and persimmons.
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Arthenol Formula

Digest: Nutrina’s Arthenol Formula is designed to keep your joint tissue healthy with the help of chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, shark cartilage, enzymes, evening primrose oil, and several herbs.

Nutrina’s Arthenol Formula contains a full range of herbs and nutraceuticals that actively promote healthy joint tissue. Individuals who suffer either from arthritis or would like to prevent it’s genesis may find this formula to be an ideal supplement.

The Arthenol Formula contains chondroitin sulfate. Using its negative electrical charges, chondroitin sulfate chains effectively capture water molecules, giving cartilage a sponge-like quality.
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CalMac Sport

Digest: By supplying calcium and magnesium in ionized form, the nutrients in Calmac reach the blood stream, and the calming effects are felt, within minutes.

It is possibly the most effective calcium and magnesium supplement on the market today. Calmac Sport provides calcium and magnesium in a 1:1 ratio. The extra magnesium will relax you even better.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, which on average contains between 2 to 3 pounds of this mineral. 99% of this calcium form bones and teeth. Probably the most well-know benefit of calcium is its role in preventing osteoporosis.
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