Celebrating 30 Years
NCI Well Connect: August 10, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that just three causes account for more than 80% of coughs lasting more than four weeks in children, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery? Infection (34%), airway hyperreactivity (24%), and gastroesophageal reflux (24%) should be receive the highest priority when evaluating these patients, as chronic cough in school children runs as high as 10.4%.

We have been informed that Allergy Multicaps has been discontinued. This was not a total shock as Allergy Fighters followed a similar path recently.

Luckily, the numerous clients who have already switched to Klaire Vita Spectrum have been very happy with it. As we have said to many of you, we like the Klaire multi even better from a purity and hypoallergenic standpoint.

Going forward, Klaire Vita Spectrum will be our long-term replacement. One minor note: if you do not take extra supplemental calcium, we encourage you to take an extra 150 to 250 mg. The Allergy Multicaps had about that much absorbable calcium in two (150 mg.) or three (250 mg.) capsules.

If you would like us to take a look at your file to make individual recommendations, do not hesitate to contact us.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
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Our Pain Relief Alternatives
Bonnie: Due to the mounting dangers of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors, we have received myriad inquiries about safe alternatives.

While none of these are as effective short-term because they do not "block" pain messages, they are as effective long-term because they work harmoniously with, and not against, our bodies.

Please note: these recommendations are general and are not based upon individual needs. Some of these recommendations can have the opposite effect depending on the individual, so it we suggest consulting with a licensed health professional with knowledge of how to work with these substances.
  1. Best Practice: avoid inflammatory foods and beverages
  2. Hops Extract
  3. Turmeric (avoid if salicylate intolerant or overtly acidic)
  4. Ginger
  5. Tart Cherries or Tart Cherry Concentrate
  6. EPA/DHA Fish Oil
  7. Quercetin
  8. Boswellia
  9. Proteolytic Enzymes (Papaya or Bromelain depending on sensitivity)
  10. SAMe
  11. Glucosamine/Chondroitin
  12. Topical: Arnica, Capsaicin, Epsom Salts, Topical Magnesium or Epsom Salts 
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Have a happy, healthy day,
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