Archive for August, 2011

Aug 12th, 2011

Allergy Answers – Part 5

So how can we use amino acids to treat the antibody responses? One of the most effective forms of allergy relief is supplemental histidine. Not only does histidine stimulate stomach acid secretion, it also regulates the ratio of helper cell to suppressor. This is a little surprising, as its histamine form is a central component of the allergy response – the flushing and inflammation. Histidine’s suppressor-helper balancing action actively prevents this allergic repines form occurring. Histidine supplementation can unblock nasal passages, resolve redness and swelling, and relieve the irritability, depression, and anxiety that often accompany an allergy response. When it comes to mitigating allergic responses, histidine is one of the best aminos you can take.

(From The Amino Solution by Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 11th, 2011

Allergy Answers – Part 4

Most allergies can be traced back to two related sources. The first is that the immune systems of as many as one person in ten produce more T-cell helpers than suppressors. These helper cells lead to the formation of increased numbers of antibodies, even though there may be no dangerous invading substances in the body. If these antibodies reacted exclusively to the substances they were designed to fight, this overproduction would be harmless.But, because invading substances change – viruses, for example, are constantly altering their structures – the defending antibodies must also be able to adapt in order to be effective. For this to happen, the structures of their connection sites allow for a certain latitude in what they latch on to. So when their numbers are abnormally increased by T-cell helpers, and in the absence of any harmful substances for them to attack, the antibodies might turn on almost anything as an invader. The result will be they symptoms of an immune response – headache, inflammation, fever – as the antibodies start reacting to the most innocuous, everyday substances: dust, pollen, foods, and even the body’s own tissue.

Come back tomorrow for part 5!

(from The Amino Revolution – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 10th, 2011

Allergy Answers – Part 3

An allergy is an abnormally heightened sensitivity to a substance (allergen) that is brought into contact with the body. The traditional view that this sensitivity can be traced back to a single cause, and steps taken to either avoid it or “desensitize” your body to it, it obsolete. There is such an incredible numb of allergens that in many people allergic reactions occur continually. A radical new approach is needed – one that strengthens the body’s entire metabolism, and in doing so mitigates its allergy-causing hypersensitivity. Over the past few years, amino acids have been used in this way with astonishing success. They attack the causes of allergies at their roots. By improving your digestion, removing damage-causing agents such as free radicals, and balancing the resources of your body’s immune system, they offer hope for literally millions of allergy sufferers.

Come back tomorrow for part 4!

(from The Amino Revolution – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 9th, 2011

Allergy Answers – Part 2

How often do you have a “low” day, physically drained and mentally sluggish, unable to eat without feeling queasy, perhaps with trouble breathing? What about the sores and ulcers in your mouth? Or the rash of dry, flaky skin on the backs of your arms? These are all symptoms of allergies. In fact, if you suffer from rheumatoid athritis there is a good chance that this , too, is caused by an allergy.

Come back tomorrow for part 3!

(from The Amino Revolution – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 8th, 2011

Allergy Answers – Part 1

Most people are only dimly aware of how allergies affect them. Some know from experience to dread the start of summer and the inevitable attack of hay fever – with its months of headaches watery eyes, and stuffy noses. Others are reluctant to visit friend with pets because they are allergic to cat or dog fur. Beyond these common examples, though, general knowledge and understanding of allergies is almost nonexistent.

Yet in reality people are allergic to an enormous variety of substances. Tobacco smoke, for example, causes a reaction in almost everybody; many people can’t drink milk or eat wheat without becoming ill; and numerous pollutants and chemicals affect us continually – all without us realizing.

Come back tomorrow for part 2!

(From “The Amino Revolution” – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 5th, 2011

The Youthful Skin Connection – Part 5

Flexible skin – Stretch mark are usually associated with pregnancy, but in fact they affect many people besides expectant mothers. These scar like ribbons of diaphanous skin are responsible for a great deal of self-consciousness and anxiety.

Stretch marks occur when the skin hasn’t the elasticity to expand. Although it might feel perfectly pliable to the touch, the rigidity occurs at the molecular level. It often signifies a dietary deficiency of many important nutrients, particularly tryptophan and zinc. Zinc is the most important trace element in collagen. It lends the skin pliability and strength, and to protect against further stretch marks, many nutritionists recommend taking it as a supplement along with tryptophan. Why take these two together? Basically, tryptophan helps ensure that zinc is carried through the intestinal wall into the blood stream.

Aug 4th, 2011

The Youthful Skin Connection – Part 4

You can use amino acids and their cofactors to provide you with effective hydroxyl protection.We know how successful glutathione is as a free radical scavenger. Taken together with vitamins A & C, glutathione can protect prostaglandins from free-radical damage. As heavy metals are another common cause of skin damage, the chelating ability of glutathione should make it a part of every Southern Californian’s diet. Wherever you sunbathe, though, whether at Biarritz or Boston, it’s well worth including glutathione in your diet.

Come back tomorrow for part 5!

(from “The Amino Solution” – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 3rd, 2011

The Youthful Skin Connection – Part 3

When you lie on a blazing beach, no matter what factor protective oil you apply, the sun’s ultraviolet rays will penetrate the skin and start to oxidize these water molecules. This process robs water molecules of their electrons, and in doing so turns them into hydroxyls – the most dangerous of free radicals. When hydroxyl production reaches a certain level, it causes skin cancer. The destructive effect of ultraviolet light is a major reason for the scientific world’s current concern over the loss of the ozone layer from the upper atmosphere. The ozone layer filters out most of the ultraviolet that comes from the sun, effectively protecting us from a hydroxyl-induced cancer epidemic. For without this layer – and there is already a hole in it the size of Antarctica caused by pollutants – the number of skin cancers would skyrocket.

Come back tomorrow for part 4!

(from “The Amino Solution” – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 2nd, 2011

The Youthful Skin Connection – Part 2

A hundred years ago, porcelain-white skin was thought to be one of the greatest assets of a beautiful woman. Today, the darker the tan, the better. Although we find bronzed skin attractive, the damage, that the sun’s rays cause often far outweighs the benefits.

One of the most important factors in keeping your skin young-looking is the amount of moisture it retains. This is regulated by prostaglandins, the chemicals derived from the unsaturated fatty acid linoleum acid. They play a part in the immune response, and lubricate connective tissue. They also account for the natural oiliness of our skin. This oiliness works to retain billions of water molecules in the tissue, keeping it well irrigated.

Come back tomorrow for part 3!

(from the “The Amino Solution” – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)

Aug 1st, 2011

The Youthful Skin Connection – Part 1

Skin is the single biggest organ of your body. Like any other organ, it plays a crucial role in the living process. It helps regulate body temperature and is an important part of the immune defenses, guarding against viral, fungal & bacterial infection.

In this series we’ll focus on ways of using amino acids to keep you skin soft, most, pliable and looking young. Although the specific amino formulations suggested are excellent for helping aging skin, they can be used to improve any skin problem, such as stretch marks, dry skin or simply protection from ultraviolet light and pollution. Not just models and actors need good skin; we all do, and using free-form amino acids helps ensure that we have it.

Come back tomorrow for part 2!

(From “The Amino Revolution” – Robert Erdmann, Ph.D.)