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The Benefits of OligoScan Technology and Heavy Metal Skin Purging from Herbalix Restoratives

February 21st, 2018

-Aluminum Toxicity Experts Speak at the 5th Seminar of Minerals and Toxic Metals February 18, 2018 in Akihabara, Tokyo Japan- 

When Michael and Elizabeth (Liz) Fessler, founders of Herbalix Restoratives, started to understand Aluminum (Al) and why it is used in antiperspirants, they discovered there was a lack of clarity on the safety of aluminum in cosmetics.  This led them to the discovery of a new underarm product – Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant® with botanical, osmotic properties, and clinically proven to purge aluminum from the underarm.

“The belief that aluminum is only from antiperspirants, is a myth,” said Michael C. Fessler.  “Researching the many sources of aluminum in air, food, water, cosmetics, and medications, which humans absorb every day, led to the development of an aluminum resource learning center for understanding Al toxicity. We became educational advocates once we realized that it is associated with over thirty diseases and there is no standard of care for the treatment of this health hazard.”

Three and one-half years ago, Herbalix was introduced to a medical device called the OligoScan, designed to measure intracellular heavy metal intoxication via the skin (tissue) using spectrophotometry. Everything the company’s founders had suspected about Al became clear; it can affect every cell in the body and the balance of minerals. In using the OligoScan their greatest discovery was that aluminum storage in the skin is the first stage in detox and that topical purging of aluminum helps to restore the body’s sweat channels.

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another”. – Einstein

We live in a polluted industrial world and human bodies are subject to absorbing toxins from the air, water,  and food – every day. One of the most dangerous healthwise, Al is the most abundant metal on both the earth and the moon. It is an element that cannot be destroyed and can only be changed from one form to another.

Herbalix first developed the botanical preservative “Herbalix” for cosmetic application, and in the process, the founders discovered a topical formulation for absorbing alum salt. This paved the way to develop specially formulated skin purging products for remediating heavy metals using excretory pathways targeting contaminants in organs and identifying the involvement of aluminum in the lymphatic system.

Today the Fesslers work with aluminum scientists and doctors throughout the world – including at the upcoming prestigious Seminar of Minerals and Toxic Metals on February 18, 2018, in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan.

Through the years the founders of Herbalix have learned that each person requires individual guidance for the detoxification of heavy metals and maintaining mineral balance. By 2014 the Fesslers partnered with a company known as OligoScan who had developed a revolutionary method to detect the bioavailability of trace minerals and heavy metal intoxication via spectrophotometry. Its OligoScan Spectrophotometer is now used by practitioners to detect heavy metals in patients globally.

The reality is that each and every human being is distinct, and excretes toxins in varying degrees due to the heavy metal toxicity burdening the human excretory system. More and more people are losing the ability to sweat. One of the benefits of using the Oligoscan is that each and every person scanned is distinct.  A practitioner can also see the distinction between an excreter and nonexcreter.  This is important to know before beginning detox treatments.

There are currently several different methods to test for heavy metals including, hair, blood, urine, and tissue.

The OligoScan technology is an invaluable screening tool for obtaining actual intracellular tissue levels of minerals as opposed to other testing methods which are only indicative of what is being pulled out of the extracellular circulatory system. It’s the most innovative testing methodology with the fastest turn around of results available anywhere in the world. OliogScan provides a new approach for practitioners to understand that it is imperative to work with the intracellular heavy metal toxicity before addressing mineral imbalances.

More specifically, for example, a hair analysis shows which metals were present during the last few months, and if a body cannot detoxify well, low amounts of metals will be found in hair, which is known as false-negative results.

Blood, urine or hair analysis results take about two weeks, while the Oligoscan provides results immediately.

Urinalysis shows to what extent the body can excrete metals. In a normal spontaneous urine sample, almost nothing is excreted. Only after the body is provoked reveals increased metal concentrations in the urine. This is done with a challenge test for toxic metals and it is a valuable test that shows specifically what amount metals are present in the extracellular environment.

Blood tests show metals which have circulated recently. Metals are dumped from the bloodstream into the tissues within a few days. Therefore, blood can only be used in acute situations to test for toxic metals. The amounts of minerals and trace elements remain fairly constant in blood.  For instance, many people with muscle cramps often show normal magnesium levels in serum, and also if the magnesium content is measured in red blood cells.

The OligoScan measures intracellularly. The urine challenge test, an extracellular measurement, and OligoScan, complement each other completely in this aspect.

Understanding aluminum’s ability to rob the body of critical minerals and interfere with functions such as mobility, memory, detoxing and digestion, provides a way to show the effects of how Herbalix products work in opening up the lymphatic system, purging heavy metals with ultimate validation measured in the OliogScan.

Topical detoxification (chelation) is an effective, easily controlled, less problematic and convenient approach to removing heavy metals.  Skin purging has the benefit of reaching places where internal cleanses may be restricted or have limited effect (skin, lymph, and dense breast tissue).

Herbalix topical skin purging products include:

Restoratives Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant (NCDD) – formulated to help cleanse and purge away toxic, heavy metals (aluminum) and impurities that have accumulated in the underarm area.  Use as a companion to Herbalix Non-Suppressing Daytime Deodorants.   Ref:  Herbalix Restoratives Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant Clinical Trial – April 13, 2007

Belly Fat Freedom™ (BFF) – a topical liver detoxification and cleansing approach, targets removal of retained toxins and heavy metals, promoting lymphatic drainage.  BFF is a remarkably safe and effective way to alleviate the heavy burden placed on the liver and deep visceral fat of the belly.

Sentinel Breast Crème™ an effective, topical detoxification poultice with the ability to purge and absorb accumulated toxins and heavy metals, in the skin, breast tissue, vaso-constricted lymph nodes and micro-vessels.  Used in conjunction with NCDD.  Ref: WIRB Sponsor Protocol Num: HC-JPD-001.01, WIRB Protocol #20110796.

Upright™ Stick for Men – As males age, they can accumulate toxic heavy metals leading to chronic inflammation in organs, most vulnerable the testes. To maintain a healthy, clean reproductive system, apply a light coat of Upright to the scrotum and perineum area periodically.  This topical crème made with detoxing powders will trap, absorb, and cleanse away (thru osmosis) unwanted aluminum allowing blood flow and natural nitric oxide to return.

Herbalix also offers the Women’s 80 Night Lymph Detox Program and Men’s 60 Night Lymph Detox Program.

Herbalix Coriander Kelp Scrub Bar – cleanses the skin of purged toxins, unclogs pores.  The soap is non-comedogenic and made with fresh whole Nubian goat’s milk – most like sebum of skin.  Alpha-hydroxy acids naturally help neutralize free radicals.

Skin Care Trends for the New Year Include Detoxification for Wellness

January 16th, 2016

relaxed girl with moisturized skin MJwxkHPO 150x150 Skin Care Trends for the New Year Include Detoxification for WellnessHeading into the new year, we know that wellness is no longer just a buzz word. Thanks to the Internet and social media global trends are instantly shared across the world. Skin care is no longer a luxury, it is a priority and can also lead to better health.

There are a number of overriding trends in wellness for 2016 including everything from the use of cannabis in beauty treatments to detox skin purging therapies.

According to one *report entitled, a “Green Beauty Barometer” 59 percent of U.S. adult women read beauty product ingredient labels prior to purchase, while nearly 40 percent intend to increase their spend for all-natural beauty products.  Last, 54 percent of the women said all natural skin care products were essential.

Following are some of the trends:                           

K-beauty: There is inspiration from ancient traditions like the Korean beauty market which recently launched “K-beauty.” Koreans are elaborately passionate about skin care.

All natural products: More than half of U.S. women prefer all natural skin care products. As the natural trend in skin care continues to rise, a recent survey has found more U.S. women consumers look at product labels to avoid certain ingredients prior to purchasing.

Forest bathing beauty traditions:  A Japanese concept, forest bathing encourages quiet walks through a forest to meditate the feel and sounds of nature. Medical evidence has proven long-lasting impact of forest bathing on the immune system. 

Detoxification and Skin Purging Therapy: Herbalix has been educating audiences about the benefit of skin detoxification for more than 15 years. Products such as the Women’s 80 Night Lymph Detox Program includes a free 20-minute consultation with each kit ordered. The benefits include ridding the body of toxins, and especially aluminum. You’ll know it’s working when normal detox symptoms appear which are simply indicators that the toxins are transitioning out of your body. 

Islamic mud or sand bathing : The Islamic world has been refining their nature-based healing therapies and beauty practices for centuries. Now they are being shared globally.

Medical cannabis: The legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in many U.S. states has deepened cannabis’ health value into wellness treatments such as incorporating it into massage therapy. Charcoal is another ingredient popular in some skin purification treatments.

Halotherapy: This dry salt therapy has been around for centuries, but the United States has only recently become familiar with its health benefits, including respiratory and skin benefits. It can be used in salt rooms and for dry salt therapy sessions or dry saunas.

TrendWatching says consumers prefer to build their own identities based on their own inclinations rather than fitting into a traditional mold, which ties in nicely to the fact that Herbalix Restoratives offers customized skin care treatments for various skin types. Learn how what you put on your skin really matters. Watch this Herbalix video about how aluminum and alum in deodorants can harm your health.

 

REFERENCES

*http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/Survey-54-Percent-of-Women-Want-All-Natural-Products-321263321.html#sthash.JXS59ZHt.dpuf

 

 

 

Breast Awareness Month 2014: Pinpointing Critical Factors Leading to Poor Breast Health

October 7th, 2014

 

 

 Breast Awareness Month 2014: Pinpointing Critical Factors Leading to Poor Breast Health

Breast Health Awareness

Please consider October as the month to include breast health awareness and not just breast cancer.  Breast awareness needs full participation by everyone, especially the male population whose increase in the knowledge of the health and well-being of breasts will provide a greater understanding to all.

Herbalix Restoratives captured a vast amount of in depth information as related to breast and underarm issues, gained from two clinical trials.  The first clinical trial focused on the Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant – Trial #061218-150 – April 6, 2007, and the second one using the Sentinel Breast Crème in conjunction with Detox Deodorant  (WIRB #IRB00000533, 2013), both conducted in the United States.

Part One: First Clinical Trial

Comparing antiperspirants versus Herbalix aluminum-free Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ on human subjects.

To capture and record the data, and in order to compare before and after, we applied tape strips in both the left and right underarm of each subject.  The tissue residual found in each tape stripping was measured by mass spectrometry.  With this measurement the lab could determine how much aluminum was present in the underarm.

The three week study began with a baseline measurement where each subject wore no deodorant or antiperspirant for one week. In the second week all subjects applied antiperspirant and in the final week all subjects applied the Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. In this manner, a graph was established showing the weekly changes. 

  1. The first week was created as a baseline and showed that all subjects had varying levels of accumulated alum salts and that there was no symmetry, on one side verses the other.
  2. The second week where the subjects applied antiperspirants, there was a spiking on one side versus the other. It further showed that in the non-dominant (or weaker) arm, there was a higher level of alum salts recorded when using the antiperspirant.
  3. The final week showed not only a drop in the amount of alum salt recorded but also showed symmetry in each subject and in one case the level of accumulated alum salt had dropped below baseline.

After reviewing and studying this data, we asked ourselves, “Why did alum salts store in the non dominant arm more than the dominant side?”  And since breast cancer statistics showed that the upper outer quadrant of the left breast is the predominant location when detecting first stage breast cancer, we wanted to understand why this would be so.  When we analyzed the data and researched further, and when speaking with actual customers (nurses, doctors, buyers, and consumers), we were able to determine that in most cases, when the subject was right handed, their breast issues appeared on the left side and vs versa. 

Statistically more people are right handed than left handed, so that number should be higher automatically and would mean that something else is contributing to stagnation on the non-dominant side,  which is leading to congested lymph nodes and further deterioration of breast health.

We decided after this clinical to investigate breast issues for the upper outer quadrant contacting universities, clinics, scientists, medical groups, etc. for any information on this connection.  We found very little information on the correlation to non-dominant arm and aluminum salts.  Doctors do not normally ask whether the patient is right or left handed. However, doctors, radiologists and operating room nurses report that the left upper outer of the left breast is the most common site for early stage diagnosis.

In 2006 we came upon a group of special international scientists working on similar studies and connections on breast cancer. 

In 2006 we came upon a group of special international scientists working on similar studies and connections on breast cancer.  They work together under the Keele University Aluminum Scientists Group. Dr.  Philippa Darbre from the UK has amassed a vast amount of information on antiperspirants and breast cells.  In two laboratory studies conducted by Dr. Darbre, she reported findings of alum in the fluids of breast cysts as well as in breast tumors. 

Antiperspirants most always consist of alum salts.  The law of osmosis allow these salts to be absorbed and seep into the sweat ducts and in doing so shut them down.  Aluminum has no known human benefit.  It causes oxidative stress and a buildup overtime shows up in other areas.  (Further information will be provided in a follow up article).  One cannot separate the underarm from other parts of the body.  (E.g. The breast drains into the underarms.) We all need to aware of the blockage which antiperspirants are so effective in creating and the trapped residual alum salts backing up into the surrounding tissue including the breasts.

It is amazing that people still use antiperspirants and that relatively little research has been done to examine the connection between antiperspirants and breast cancer

Studies on the long term use of antiperspirants should be available for public review, but they are nowhere to be found.

Watch for Part 2:  Mammogram vs Thermography – How to Detect Blockage from Antiperspirants in Underarms.

One Herbalix Customer’s Results After an 80-Night Detox

September 14th, 2014

Topical detoxing or skin purging is a novel approach to cleansing one’s body.  As we age our bodies become sluggish which you may notice as a decline in energy, changes in body functions, excess inflammation and apparent changes in body shape.  It may take as long to detox as it does for us to accumulate and build up toxicity, and each circumstance is unique. It is safe to assume that for every year of toxicity you could be looking at one month of commitment.  So if you have ten years of accumulation, then the average is generally 10 months to reach a desired goal. Medications, alcohol consumption, smoking, ingesting nicotine gum, diet, the amount of aluminum (alums) in your body from topical products like antiperspirants used under the arms, air, food, water, even environmental factors and stress, etc. — all add to how long it will take to detox.  Using any of the Herbalix organic detox products, Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ or the Herbalix Women’s 80-Night Lymph Detox Kit will help create internal balance by ridding the body of accumulated toxins.

SwaetGlands One Herbalix Customer’s Results After an 80 Night Detox

Sweat glands can become blocked.

If you have been using a commercial deodorant or antiperspirant, check the label to see if it contains any type of aluminum, alum, petroleum or propylene glycol, any or all of which can lead to the buildup of chemicals under your arms, resulting in irritation, hygiene problems, or worse. Blocking the sweat ducts results in backing up the lymphatic system, trapping the toxins and impacting cell function. The cell trash, impurities, toxins and bacteria affect the pH of the body, but also render the cells ineffective in performing basic and essential functions such as cell signaling. The ion channels are  ultimately out of balance, either with too much sodium or potassium. Alum is a salt which has no human benefit even though it is found in the earth’s crust. It is toxic to the human body and wreaks havoc with our body’s ability to manufacture and utilize calcium. The result is that we are calcium deficient; our lymph is clogged up with calcification and resulting cysts, etc.

The Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant uses kelp which is a higher form of salt than aluminum or alum. Kelp helps the body adjust to its natural pH and in turn allows the body to restore normal calcium levels naturally.

Herbalix skin purging detox products cleanse away buildup to release waste fluids, supports healthy lymphatic flow, and absorbs all types of aluminum, encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.

Here is what one customer said after tracking her progress over three months of using the Herbalix Women’s 80-Night Lymph Detox Program includes:

• Detox Deodorant
• Geranium Deodorant
• Coriander Kelp Scrub Bar
• Belly Fat Freedom
• Sentinel Breast Crème

The program comes with explicit directions and convenient tracking sheets. Read the 80 Night Lymph Detox Protocol for Women [PDF]

“Here are the results of my 80-Night Detox! It was a wonderful experience and I am so thrilled I did it,” said Sophie Woodle, Minnesota

Side effects that I experienced on the program included:

1) Increased urination during the night that tapered off
2) Itchy skin throughout the night (intermittent)
3) Crazy dreams!
4) A weirdly big skin tag on the outside of my upper left thigh that shocked me when it showed up, which was near the end of my detox. I’m putting Frankincense on it nightly and it’s slowly shrinking.

Start Date: May 14, 2014
Neck – 14 inches
Chest – 38 inches
R. Arm – 13.3 inches
L. Arm – 13 inches
Waist – 35.3 inches
Hips – 41 inches
R. Thigh – 24 inches
L. Thigh – 23.5 inches
Weight – 155

End Date: August 12, 2014
Neck – 14 inches
Chest – 37.5 inches
R. Arm – 11.5 inches
L. Arm – 11.5 inches
Waist – 34 inches
Hips – 41 inches
R. Thigh – 22 inches
L. Thigh – 22 inches
Weight – 153

This customer’s testimonials shows that parts of the body are beginning to respond, which means the detox cream is working on the body systemically. She can still target specific areas topically if she wants to work on those, but her progress is excellent. The fact that she did not drop too many pounds at this stage is not the important part, as that will definitely come in time, but the loss of inches is amazing. Her body is now ridding itself of inflammation, much of it found in visceral fat. The body is smart in that it selects the places to begin the process of cleansing. With continued detoxing, a gradual, safe and sustainable change will take place as her body returns to a comfortable, healthy, appropriate size.

For more information about all of the Herbalix Restoratives detox products visit http://www.herbalix.com.