Monday, June 20, 2011

B12 Spray -- Hybrid Spray Formula

B12 Spray -- Hybrid Spray Formula

If you generally feel tired, low on energy, fatigued, you have problem focusing, hard time concentrating, problems with sleeping -- this product is for you!

B12 Spray, the hybrid spray formula, can really make a huge difference to you. It comes with multiple benefits; some of them are listed below:

• It helps with Cardiovascular Disease.

• It helps in the regeneration of DNA synthesis and repair.

• It helps with Neurodegenerative disorders. Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes.

• Chronic fatigue syndrome -- low energy or you feel tired all the time. This will give you physical & mental energy throughout the day.

• It helps in silencing the genes that support viruses and cancer

• It helps you sleep better because of its conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and then conversion of serotonin to melatonin

• It helps to boost the Immune System. Your brain needs the proper amount of vitamin B12 and folic acid needed for methyl-foliate to do its work. Additionally, body cells require proper methylation to prevent cancer and maintain a healthy immunity

• It helps in getting rid of migraines and many other neurological conditions

B12 Spray Formula is an excellent product.
Brian Yusem NP.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sprouts: attributes and benefits

Sprouting is the process of soaking and then germinating seeds - and the germinated seeds are called Sprouts. As seeds are soaked in water, they absorb water and swell in size and in nutritious content also.

A healthy diet or a balanced is a must for a healthy life and sprouts can help you in making your diet balanced and healthy.

Sprouts are a rich source of proteins and proteins play an important role in keeping our body healthy. Proteins are very important nutrients as they are involved in muscle growth & repair, maintain healthy skin & hair, provide defense against foreign bodies, regulate metabolism, etc.

Sprouts are rich in fiber and a fiber-rich diet keeps your digestive system healthy. If you eat sprouts regularly, you also stay away from the risk of constipation.

Sprouts are very low in calories, therefore when you eat sprouts; your calorie intake is reduced drastically. In this age, a large swath of population is over-weight, and everyone wants to remain fit and in shape. Reducing calorie intake certainly helps in maintaining weight.

Sprouts help in maintaining acid/alkaline balance of the body as they have an alkalizing effect on the body. Most of the food that we eat & various other factors, tend to make your body acidic. By eating sprouts regularly, you can maintain the acid/alkaline balance.

Most of the raw vegetables that you eat are generally subjected to chemicals, not only for production, but even for storage and transportation. As sprouts are grown at home, are not subjected to any chemical treatments.

Sprouts are highly nutritious, economical, and environmental friendly.

Brian Yusem, a Health Science & Fitness Guru, who has worked with various athletes, dancers and actors, strongly recommends sprouts.

Brian Yusem can be contacted by email at and for further information you can visit his website at

Monday, May 30, 2011

Statins and their side-effects

Statins are a class of drugs that are used to lower cholesterol levels. Though there are different types of statins - all work in the same way.

Cholesterol is a waxy steroid of fat that is produced in the liver. Although cholesterol is very critical for the normal functioning of body cells, its increased levels damage arteries and are linked to heart diseases. 

Cholesterol develops plaques within arteries and these plaques block the arteries thus obstructing the flow of blood, leading to heart attack.

The functioning of statins is very interesting; as cholesterol is produced in the liver, statins block the functioning of the liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol. 

Like all medication, statins also have potential side effects. The most common side effects of statins are muscle pain and damage. Muscle pain is generally mild, but can be severe enough to hinder your daily activities. 

The use of statin can cause the liver to increase its production of enzymes that help in digestion, and if unchecked, increased liver enzymes may lead to permanent lever damage.

Some patients on statin therapy do report of nausea, gas, constipation or diarrhea. Actually, these side effects are rare; most of the patients who report these side effects already have some digestive problems.

Besides headache, drowsiness, weakness and difficulty sleeping, some patients develop flushing of the skin.
The most serious side effects of statins, fortunately very rare, are liver failure and rhabdomyolysis - in which there is damage to muscles. 

There are other ways of lowering cholesterol such as eating healthy diet, maintaining proper body weight and shape, and exercising regularly or any type of physical activity. 

Brian Yusem runs a nutritional coaching and counseling facility that specializes in overall wellness programs, can certainly help you with a healthy diet and fitness regime. 

Brian Yusem can be contacted by email at and for further information you can visit his website at

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Malabsorption occurs when the body is not able to absorb nutrients from food properly, during the digestive process. 

The process of digestion involves mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are absorbed into the blood stream. In case of Malabsorption, the process is disturbed; the nutrients are not properly absorbed, rather excreted. 

Malabsorption can be temporary or long-lasting. Temporary Malabsorption is caused by vomiting or diarrhea and it obstructs proper absorption of nutrients. Temporary Malabsorption does not last long and diminishes when the underlying disease gets resolved. 

The long-lasting Malabsorption stays longer and is certainly a cause of concern. You should visit a health care professional to get it resolved.

Malabsorption may lead to malnutrition and various deficiencies, and it affects the gastrointestinal system and also the growth of the body.

Malabsorption can be caused by infective agents such as Parasites, Intestinal tuberculosis, Whipple's disease, Tropical sprue, and HIV related Malabsorption.

Malabsorption can be caused by structural defects such as obstruction of the intestine, inflammatory bowel disease, fistulae, infiltrative condition, etc.

Malabsorption can also be caused by mucosal abnormality such as milk intolerance, whether cow's milk or Soya milk, coeliac disease, or fructose Malabsorption.

Enzyme deficiencies and digestive failures are also some of the major causes of Malabsorption.

Treatment of Malabsorption is mainly managing the underlying cause. Nutrients, electrolytes and fluids are replaced. Enzymes are supplemented orally, and dietary modifications are necessary in most cases.

Brian Yusem is a Naturopathic Physician with over 10 years of experience, helping people with various disorders and dysfunctions, at his nutritional coaching & counseling facility - SmartLife MD. For information you can visit his website at:

Friday, May 20, 2011

CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine, as defined by NCCAM, is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered part of conventional medicine. Many different fields make up the practice of complementary and alternative medicine, and many components of one field may overlap with the components of another field.

NCCAM, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a United States government agency, has classified complementary and alternative medicine therapies into five major groups, as below:

1. Alternative Medical Systems: built upon complete systems of theory and practice, and include Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Ayurveda.

2. Mind-Body Interventions: use a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. Some techniques that were considered to be a part of complementary and alternative medicine in the past have become mainstream now.

3. Biologically Based Therapies: use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods, and vitamins. Examples include dietary supplements, herbal products, and the use of other natural but as yet scientifically unproven therapies.

4. Manipulative and Body-Based Methods: are based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of the body. Examples include chiropractic manipulation and massage therapy.

5. Energy Therapies: involve the use of energy field, which are of two types:
(a) Biofield therapies - affect energy fields that surround and penetrate the human body. Some forms of energy therapy manipulate biofields by either applying pressure or manipulating the body by placing the hands in, or through, these fields. Common examples include qi gong, Reiki, and therapeutic touch.
(b) Bioelectromagnetic-based therapies: involve unconventional use of electromagnetic fields, such as pulsed fields, magnetic fields, or alternating-current or direct-current fields.

Smart Life MD is a nutritional coaching and counseling facility that specializes in overall wellness programs. For more information and contact Brian Yusem at 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


As per online dictionaries, Naturopathy is a system or method of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses special diets, herbs, vitamins, massage, etc., to assist the natural healing processes.

Naturopathy avoids drugs & surgery, and emphasizes the use of natural agents such as air, water and herbs, and physical means as tissue manipulation and electrotherapy.

Naturopathy can be best described as a collection of therapies or methods of treatment that share a common philosophy of health care.

The ideology of Naturopathic is to focus on substances that occur naturally, negligible use of invasive (puncture or incision) methods, and encouragement to natural healing. Naturopaths generally have an intuitive and vitalistic conception of the body; they completely reject biomedicine and modern science. Naturopathy emphasizes on a healthy diet & lifestyle, with minimal use of pharmaceutical drugs and surgery.

Naturopathic doctors are guided by 6 fundamental healing principles:

1. First, to do no harm, by using methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects. Naturopathic Physicians achieve this by utilizing methods and medical substances that minimize the risk of harmful side effects, avoiding the harmful suppression of symptoms, and acknowledging, respecting and working with the individual's natural healing process.

2. To treat the causes of disease, by identifying and removing the underlying causes of illness, rather than suppressing symptoms. Naturopathic Physicians look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.

3. To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, by sharing knowledge with patients and encouraging individual responsibility for health.

4. To heal the whole person through individualized treatment, by understanding the unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors that contribute to illness, and customizing treatment protocols to the patient.

5. To emphasize prevention, by partnering with the patient to assess risk factors and recommend appropriate naturopathic interventions to maintain health and prevent illness.

6. To support the healing power of the body, by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body's inherent self-healing process.

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