Flu and Cold Season Is Coming - Get Natural
Protection and Relief!
This Week In HealthBeat
"Where Was My HealthBeat Last Week!?!"
The Techno-Gremlins Ate It...
Flu and Cold Season Is Coming - But There Is
Dr. Myatt's Mighty Herbal First Aid Kit -
For Colds and Flu Too!
Don't Forget - Dr. Myatt Has A Crazy
"No-Flu" money-back Guarantee!
Surprise And Disappointment - It Seems
Everyone Figures Someone Else Will Do It...
Laughter is Good Medicine: A Skeletal Bit
"Where Was My HealthBeat Last Week!?!"
Nurse Mark Reports:
We had a few calls and emails last week -
people voicing their concern: "Where's my HealthBeat?" "What's going
on?" " Is everything OK?"
Thanks for the concern - everything is OK
now... but things weren't so OK for a while: You see, for years, we've
been doing business, selling
MaxiMulti and a whole host of other natural products on-line,
over the internet. Dr. Myatt was one of the very first to sell
supplements this way, and in all those years we have never had a problem
with the security of our customers information. Never.
So when we changed over to our new shopping
cart, with it's even better security, we didn't give it a second thought
- until one of our customers wrote us to say that he had gone to place
an order on-line and had not seen the little "lock" symbol in his
browser bar to assure him that his information was secure.
That got us to thinking that perhaps it was
time, even though we know just how secure our website and shopping cart
really is, to upgrade our security even further with a SSL certificate -
techno-babble for Secure Socket Layer, a kind of protocol that encrypts
everything. It's all Greek (or Geek) to us, but we said "go ahead - make
Well, the techno-people did, and we awoke on
Wednesday (HealthBeat Day) to find that the Wellness Club website was:
Gone! Disappeared! Vanished! YIKES!
To make a very long and frustrating story
short, after many hours and frantic phone calls we had our website back
- only now, instead of a nice, secure, seamless browsing experience, we
were seeing warning pop-ups about "secure and non-secure items" every
time we surfed from one page to the next. Double YIKES! It was looking
like we had jumped from the frying pan into the fire!
Clearing up all the confusion that was
causing that problem occupied Thursday and most of Friday, and we were
finally able to get away on Friday to enjoy a dinner theater musical
with Dr. Myatt's parents and to lick our wounds over the weekend. This
week has been spent catching up on all the other things that were put
aside last week while we tended to these difficulties - hence HealthBeat
is a little late...
So, last week's HealthBeat is around here
somewhere... we'll find it soon we hope... meanwhile, be assured that
Dr. Myatt's Wellness Club is now (as it always has been) as secure and
safe a website as it can possibly be - and yes, when you shop you will
see the little lock security symbol in the browser bar!
The Flu and Colds - How to beat 'em the Natural Way!
By Nurse Mark
Colds and flu are a fact of life - sooner or later you will
catch one or the other. But you can make it easier for your body to resist
them, and when you do get sick you can do plenty to help your body get
well and to lessen the severity of the symptoms. First, let's remember one
really important thing about colds and the flu - they really do not
respond to "antibiotics"! In the medical business we like to explain that
your cold will last for about a week if we don't give you antibiotics, and
it will last for
about seven days if we do give you antibiotics. Now, having said that,
what can you do to avoid these two scourges of winter?
First, make sure your immune system is in the very best shape possible:
- Get regular exercise: exercise stimulates the immune system. Just 10
minutes of good, all-out exercise each day is all it takes!
- Use immune-enhancing herbal formulas - You'll see some of Dr. Myatt's recommendations below.
- Practice stress reduction - stress impairs your immune system.
- Use positive visualization and affirmations - Dr. Myatt's
Body / Mind video will help you develop this skill. Remember, a
positive attitude helps and negative thoughts are harmful: when you tell
yourself (and others) in that resigned, depressed voice; "<sigh> I always
get a cold this time of year..." - by gumpy, you will!
- Practice meditation.
Give your body the materials it needs to keep the immune system fit:
- Eat plenty of protein. The body needs it for maintenance and repair.
- Avoid fruit juices and sugars - sugars suppress the immune system.
(Ever wonder why your kids keep getting colds and ear infections, even
though you give them that big glass of sugar-filled OJ each morning
'cause it's "fortified" with vitamin C? We don't - fructose is
sugar and OJ is full of it!)
- Be sure to use a good multi-vitamin. Dr. Myatt's
MaxiMulti is the very best available. Don't forget the kids -
Quality Kids Vitamins
are available too.
- Use Dr. Myatt's
Immune Support capsules every day - not just when you feel
"something coming on."
- Drink 64 ounces (2 quarts) of pure water or herb teas
- Be well-rested.
Colds and flu are caused by over 100 different strains of viruses.
Vaccinations are sometimes useful for people with weakened or compromised
immune systems but they do not offer complete protection because there are
so many different strains of virus that cause colds and flu. Antibiotics
are useless against viruses and can cause harm by creating "super bugs."
Symptoms of the Common Cold include nasal discharge (runny nose) with
sneezing and sore throat, usually without significant fever. Flu (Influenza) is
characterized by fever, cough, headache, malaise (feeling weak, achy &
"blah") and all the other symptoms of a cold.
When is a cold or flu serious? If you are having trouble breathing, or
if you (as an adult) have a fever over 104° that is unrelieved by aspirin
or ibuprofen (remember - no aspirin for anyone under 21 years of age!), or
if you are unable to drink or keep fluids down and are becoming dehydrated then you
should call your doctor. If you are recovering from a serious illness, are immunocompromised or on immunosuppressive drugs, or have just had or are
about to have surgery you should contact your doctor for instructions.
Otherwise, it is best to stay out of the Emergency Room or clinic. Those
places are just full of sick people!
What else can you do to avoid getting sick? Avoiding crowds will help,
frequent hand washing definitely helps (most of these viruses are spread
through contact - you touch the door handle that someone else touched,
then you touch your face - maybe to dab at a runny nose, maybe to rub a
watering eye - that's all it takes...), and avoid those inconsiderate people who insist on going
in to work or out to visit when they are sick.
So, what about the "Flu Shots" that are promoted so heavily
Well, as I mentioned above, they only protect from a very few viruses -
the ones that the drug companies guessed might be the biggest problems
when they designed the shots many months ago. If you are not at special
risk, you might want to pass on them, for they can have side effects.
There is also a new nasal vaccine, FluMist, that the drug companies are
pushing because of the "shortage" of injectable vaccines. It uses an
"attenuated" (weakened) live strain of flu virus, as compared to the
injectable vaccines that use a "killed" virus - would I willingly snort a
live flu virus? Not likely! There are some new "anti-flu" drugs being
marketed, that claim to be able to "possibly" shorten the duration of a
flu (by one day!), if they are taken within 48 hours of the
very first onset of symptoms. That doesn't sound to me like a very good
bet either, so I'll just use the tried and proven herbal remedies.
The Mighty Herbal First Aid Kit:
By Dr. Myatt
Is there really that big a problem, or is
it just a big marketing push to boost drug company sales? Yes, we have a
flu season every year, and yes, every year some unfortunate people do
succumb - usually to complications
of the flu, like respiratory failure or dehydration. A few simple measures
like those mentioned in this newsletter can go a long way toward making
this a healthy and safe flu season for Wellness Club Members and their
families. Be ready to strike back at the flu with your "Herbal
First-Aid Kit," and keep your
immune system as strong as possible with a few simple supplements.
B.A.M. (Broad Anti
That's right, we don't know what's wrong. It could be a fungus,
bacteria, virus, mycoplasma - or any combination thereof - and this
tincture gets serious with all of them. Take during an acute infection
to put the "bad guys" in their place. A potent broad spectrum "anti-bug"
formula designed for acute infections. Contains: Propolis, Pau d' Arco,
St. John's Wort, Red Cedar leaf, Echiacea Royal, Usnea, Goldenseal root,
and Meadowsweet. Suggested dose: 60 to 80 drops, 3 to 4 times a day.
Energy Rehab Infections can weaken the
body, drain energy, and prolong recovery time. This formula supports the
body's energy systems typically affected by any type of infection. May
be continued after infection to ensure complete energy and immune
recovery. Contains: Astragalus,
Echinacea, Siberian ginseng, Licorice root, and ligustrum.
Suggested dose: one-half to one
teaspoon, 1 to 4 times per day.
Immune Boost The immune
system has a wide variety of different cells and functions to protect
the body. This formula contains herbs to stimulate every aspect of
immune function. Potent liquid tincture goes to work "lightning fast" to
enhance immunity. Contains: Astragalus, Ashwanganda, Schisandra,
Echinacea, Siberian ginseng, Panax ginseng, American ginseng, Licorice
root, and Goldenseal. Suggested dose: 1 teaspoon, 1 to 4 times per day.
Vitamin C The Master Immune Stimulant.
Vitamin C is antiviral and antibacterial, but it's most most potent
effect is to enhance immunity. It increases white blood cell activity,
interferon production, and thymic hormone secretion.. Levels of vitamin
C are quickly depleted during infection. Our vitamin C is specially
buffered to reduce acidity. Each capsule contains Vitamin C 1000 mg,
Bioflavinoid complex 100 mg, and is buffered with calcium and magnesium.
Also available as a potent powder - each 1/4 teaspoon contains the same
ingredients as the capsules and mixes easily in water or other
beverages. Suggested dose: 500 to 1000 mg every two hours (during acute
infection or immune system stress.)
Whey Protein Superior Protein With Immune
Factors. The immune system is highly dependant on protein for it's
normal function. Many people consume enough calories to be overweight
but insufficient protein calories to keep the immune system strong. Whey
contains easy-to-assimilate, high quality protein, plus immune globulins
and lactoferrin. Available in chocolate and vanilla, it makes easily
into a shake or pudding - see page 130 of your Holistic Health
Handbook for more information about this amazing protein, and for
Inspirol A Super-Powerful Inhalant for
respiratory conditions: hay fever, sinusitis, coughs, colds, congestion,
and bronchitis. Every household should have a bottle of this on hand!
Contains: Tincture of tolu balsam, eucalyptus oil, tincture of benzoin,
turpentine oil, rectified creosote in an antiseptic grain alcohol base.
The oversized bottle allows fumes to gather. Suggested use: 3 to 4 deep
inhalations, 4 to 6 times per day.
Throat Mist Spray on sore
throats - it helps instantly! It doesn't just "numb" a sore throat, but
contains herbs which help stimulate immunity. Contains: Echinacea Royal,
Propolis, Ligusticum (Osha), Hyssop, Prickly Ash bark, and essential oil
of orange. It is sprayed on the inflamed tissues at the back of the
throat, as needed up to every hour.
Herbal Cough Elixir II
Not just another cough syrup, but a true respiratory
tonic. For children and adults. Contains: Yerba santa, Usnea,
Marshmallow, Cherry bark, Elecampane, Ligusticum, Colt's foot, Rose
hips, Lemon grass, Cinnamon, essential oil of orange and lemon in a base
of 15% alcohol, water and glycerine. For adults use 1 teaspoonful every
hour or as needed, For children see page 18 of the Holistic Health
Handbook to calculate dosing.
supplements described above are not just "good to have" - they should be a
part of every household's "Herbal First-Aid Kit." You would not
be without bandages for cuts, or aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce fever,
Bromelain as an anti-inflammatory - and so you should have these
formulas on-hand to use at the first sign of a cold or flu (or other
infection). If you don't have a Holistic Health Handbook, you
need one - it is a goldmine of valuable information!
Click here, and order yours now.
And finally, Remember Dr. Myatt's crazy, "no-flu"
Yes, that's right, Dr. Myatt is so certain if
you follow her advice that you won't get the flu this year she's actually offering a
money-back guarantee. Her accountant says she's nuts! The rest of us here
think she's onto something good - and she's right: if you follow her advice
you'll stay healthy this winter - guaranteed!
Read all about this crazy offer here...
Frankly, I'm Surprised and Disappointed
By Dr. Dana Myatt
Every day without fail, I receive
"touching stories," poems and pleas for help in my email. When I
check them out, most are just that --- stories. Fictional fairy tales
about parents or children in need in South Africa or Bangladesh or even
right here in the USA.
I suppose because they are touching, people forward them on to hundreds
of their best friends without checking their validity. Even if one in a
million of these stories is true, they rarely contain any "actionable"
suggestion. ("Actionable" as in "there is something I can do to help
this situation beyond forwarding this email").
I've heard from 197 Wellness Club members and HealthBeat subscribers who
think "Healthy Troops"
care packages are a wonderful idea. "Fabulous. Remarkable. The
"All-American" thing to do." Yet only a handful of these people
have actually sent a care package! What's wrong with this picture?
Honestly, I'm surprised and very disappointed. Why aren't the people who
know this is righteous "stepping up to the plate"? I have a theory.
A Shocking Lesson From My Electrical Company
I live at 20th and Plumb --- twenty miles out of town and plumb out in
the sticks. The electricity goes out a lot here, for reasons I don't
If it's out when it's snowing, it's because of the snow. If it's cloudy,
it's because of the clouds. If it's a perfectly clear day, well, it must
be all that sunshine...
Once, on a perfectly clear, calm day, the power company told me it was
because of a squirrel on the wires.
The price I pay for clean air and water is to live in a place with
unreliable electricity. It's not so bad as long as the power company
gets "on the case" quickly, finding the cause and fixing it without
delay. They're fairly good about that now, but not always. It used to take them
hours to even start looking for the problem. One
day I found out why.
Someone Else Will Do It
When I first moved here, I'd wait for 10 minutes, then call the power
company. They'd ask the usual questions: what was the weather, did
I check my breaker box, had I called my neighbors to see if they had
also lost power, and so on.
It was never my breaker, yes the neighbors were out, and yet it would
take hours to get power restored. Bummer.
One day, I prodded the local "power lady" for some explanation, and she
confessed. The Power Company won't really send anyone to start looking
for the problem until enough people call in.
In other words, my call would be ignored until other people also called
to report the same outage. When enough calls come in, they'll get a crew
to "roll wheels" and fix the problem.
So I called my neighbors and asked "When the power goes out, do you call
the power company right away to report it?"
Their answer? "No. We figure someone else will call it in."
Ah-ha! No wonder I waited so long so many times. When I explained to
those living around me why THEY had to call in too they adopted a new
habit. When the power goes out, they don't wait for someone else to call
- everyone calls in for themselves.
The power still goes out more than I'd like, but it rarely takes long hours to be restored any more. The flood of calls from this neck 'o' the woods
gets the power company rolling fast, lest they have a local uprising on
When all of us take action, things get
It's Not About Forwarding Emails or Sporting a Yellow Ribbon on Your
Car: It's About Taking Action.
If everyone with a yellow magnet on their car sent just one care
package, tens, even hundreds of thousands of troops would know how we feel back home.
(That it's not another Viet Nam, we're not blaming them for the war and
we're not going to spit on them when they get back on US soil as
disgracefully happened to so many of our vets of that earlier war).
If everyone who forwards unverified email "help" stories would send just one care
package, thousands of troops would know that we appreciate their
efforts, whether we agree or not with the war or the politics
If everyone who forwards a
Healthy Troops email sent a care package
before emailing their friends, hundreds more troops would receive a gift
of good health.
And if all these people combined sent a package, many thousands of
troops would get a delicious, nutritious "warm fuzzy" from back home.
Time to Step Up To The Plate
These men and women need to know that we,
that you appreciate their service and
their sacrifice, and let's face reality: Despite our prayers some
of them won't make it home to see your car magnets.
Healthy Troops isn't just a "good idea" --- it's something YOU CAN
TAKE ACTION ON. Please don't wait for "everyone else" to do it ---
YOU Do It. Do It Today!
P.S. The Dept. of Defense recommends that Holiday care packages be sent
no later than Nov. 13th for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
Laughter is Good Medicine: A "Skelittle" bit of fun for Halloween...
Sent to us by subscriber Peg from Washington:
Here are some fun Halloween quiz questions - try
your luck first, the answers are below. Have fun with the kids and grandkids
1. Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
2. What do you call a skeleton who won't work?
3. What did the skeleton say before eating?
4. What is a skeleton's favorite musical instrument?
5. Why can't skeletons play music in church?
6. How did the skeleton know it was going to rain?
7. What happened to the sailors who sank in the river full of piranha?
8. Why did the skeleton stay out in the snow all night?
9. Why did the skeleton stay late at school?
10. How do skeletons get their mail?
11. What kind of plate does a skeleton eat off of?
12. Why do skeletons hate winter? (Peg says "are they snowbirds?")
13. Why are skeletons so calm?
1. No body
2. Lazy bones
3. Bon Appetite
5. They have no organs
6. Could feel it in his bones
7. They came back as a skeleton crew
8. He was a numbskull
9. He was boning up for his exams
10. Boney express
11. Bone china
12. The wind goes right through them
13. Nothing gets under their skin