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Oregano oil gaining popularity as health supplement

June 29, 2011 — Doctors and researchers have long known about the health benefits of oregano oil, but now, according to Global Healing Center, this health supplement is gaining popularity by those looking to improve their health and well-being.

The oil of oregano from Global Healing Center is said to contain a minimum of 80 percent carvacrol, the most beneficial ingredient in oregano oil, making it one of the most potent products of its kind on the market.

Carvacrol is a compound that is scientifically known for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. When buying oregano oil, the percentage of carvacrol in it is a leading indicator of how beneficial it may be. This should also be a deciding factor on which oregano oil supplement is best for you.

“It’s important for people to know about all of the outstanding health benefits they may receive from taking oregano oil,” said Dr. Edward F. Group III, CEO of  Global Healing Center. “The fact that our oregano oil contains one of the highest amounts of carvacrol means that not only will users get the most out of their supplements, but they’ll also get more for their money.”

Besides carvacrol, the oil of oregano also contains a potent blend of important vitamins and minerals. Widely referred to as “nature’s purifiers,” oregano oil is believed to help with the harmful pathogens in the body.

“Oregano oils are supplements that individuals should be taking in the interest of their long-term health and well-being,” Group said. “This is one of the most rapidly growing, widely respected preventative supplements out there right now.”

Oil of oregano has demonstrated effectiveness toward promoting digestive health, the immune system, respiratory health, joint and muscle flexibility, smooth and healthy skin and much more.

Source: Global Healing Center


The King of Antioxidants

This antioxidant keeps you healthy by boosting your immune system. Your own body produces but as you age, your body produces less of it. This super antioxidant is called glutathione. It is formed from proteins and amino acids. And it contains sulfur chemical groups. Glutathione attracts and traps toxins and free radicals in your body… and then flushes them out.

How Glutathione Works

It helps boost all the other antioxidants. Glutathione repairs free radical damage. It protects our cells and maintains healthy energy metabolism. Plus, it’s always working to detox our bodies. All the toxins in our bodies stick to glutathione, and it transports them into bile and waste… which we excrete from our bodies.

But again as we age… or get bombarded with toxins and oxidative stress, our glutathione levels weaken, we can’t flush out toxins… or fight free radicals or infection.  A leading medical journal reports that the lowest levels of glutathione levels are found in hospitalized seniors. The highest levels are recorded in healthy young people who exercise regularly and live a healthy lifestyle.

There are three options for increasing your levels. These include diet, exercise, and supplements.

Plenty of healthy foods help your body to produce more glutathione.

The best foods are those rich in sulfur. Your best bets are garlic, onions, and cruciferous vegetables. These include:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Watercress

Daily exercise helps your body to produce more glutathione. Modest cardio exercise combined with light resistance training can help you kick-start production.

Start with 20 minutes of cardio, every day. You can try 20 minutes of any activity that appeals to you, including:

  • Biking
  • Jogging
  • Running
  • Swimming

On alternate days, he recommends 15 – 20 minutes of light strength-training exercises. 

Five Supplements to Boost Your Levels

The five best supplements that boost glutathione production include:

1. Methylation nutrients. These nutrients are your best option for boosting glutathione production. They include folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. When taking these supplements, you should make sure that you take folate in the active form of 5 methyltetrahydrofolate; B6 in the active form of P5P; and B12 in the active form of methylcobalamin.

2. Alpha lipoic acid. This is an essential supplement for cell health. It boosts energy production and detoxes your body. It also controls blood sugar and protects your brain. While our bodies make this nutrient naturally, our levels decrease under stress.

3. Selenium. This mineral helps to produce new glutathione.

4. Vitamins C and E. Both of these antioxidants, when working together, help to boost glutathione’s ability to recycle other antioxidants.

5. Milk thistle. This simple herb not only boosts glutathione levels… it also fights liver disease.

When taken together, these supplements help to rebuild your glutathione levels. And high glutathione levels are your best defense against disease and aging.

Go to  to order supplements that contain the right anti-oxidants.


Heartburn & Acid Reflux

Did you know the FDA issued a warning about proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) – Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid? The warning says “possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine with high doses or long-term use.”  Subjects who used PPIs for more than one year increased risk of hip fracture by 44 percent compared to subjects who didn’t use PPIs. I am very concerned about this drug in regards to hip fractures. You do have natural alternative choices. 

If nothing else you should ask your physician if you can take a lower dose or be on this drug for a shorter duration of therapy. 

PPIs also increase the risk of digestive inflammation and diarrhea caused by a bacterium that’s usually kept under control by stomach acid.

An alternative treatment plan to relieve heartburn and acid reflux starts with a probiotic supplement that provides highly viable, pure strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis along with supportive factors. This helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora and is designed to provide intestinal, digestive, and immune system support on multiple levels. This is an inexpensive and very effective method. Ultra Flora Plus (1 capsule 1-2 times daily), an acidophilus supplement is available through my website


In step two, believe it or not, acid is added, along with digestive enzymes – to complement the natural production of digestive agents in the stomach. It isn’t acid that’s the problem (you need it desperately for digestion); it’s acid reaching the esophagus that is the problem. Proper digestion allows for higher concentration of acid, yet protecting the esophagus. I do that using Metagest (1-3 tablets with meals) and Endefen (2 level tablespoons with 2-4 oz. of juice or water 1-2 times daily).