Dr. Greenblatt Talks



Listen to world renowned Dr. Hellen Greenblatt and considered to be the world authority on the subject of Polyvalent Hyperimmune Egg Technology:

Dr Greenblatt hold doctorates in BOTH Immunology & Microbiology, from Down State Medical Center, NY; is Chief Science Officer for Legacy for Life; a member of the New York Academy of Sciences; The American Society for Nutrition; The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She has taught at dozens of medical universities including The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY; lectures extensively around the world on the subject of Hyperimmune Egg including: North & South America, Europe, Asia, India & Africa. She holds several patents in the area of immunity including the pivotal gastrointestinal health patent, as well as tests used today on HIV positive expecting mothers. Much of her research has been funded by the WHO/World health Organization in Geneva & the NIH/National Institute of Health in Washington, DC. Many of her findings have been published in scientific & medical peer review journals. Dr. Greenblatt can be found in "The International Scientists of the World 2007", she is listed in a number of books including "Leading Scientists of the World 2007. Who's Who in: Medicine & Health Care, The Millennium Issue of Who's Who in Scientist of the 20th Century, Who's Who in America 2008 and is an expert on the impact on Nutrition & Fitness on immune function & is a recipient of the Manda Cox Spirit of Life Award.

Cancer and Inflammation

  Health officials from over 65 countries are meeting in Ireland this week for the Live Strong Global Cancer Summit.  This Symposium is sponsored by The Lance Armstrong Foundation and its goal is to have a world without cancer.

  Although men (due perhaps to their poorer lifestyle choices) are at a greater risk of getting cancer than women, a woman tends to become more vulnerable as her estrogen and progesterone hormonal levels start to decrease.  Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis (loss of bone density), and urinary incontinence may often accompany this phase in her life (1).

  Too frequently, at the same time women become menopausal, they experience an increase in fat mass especially around the abdominal area (2) and all-around weight gain.  Men, as they grow older and become more sedentary, also start to experience increased girth.  (Even women who don’t actually gain weight may still gain inches at their waist. (3)).

  Low-grade inflammation appears to be a major contributory factor for most disease.  Fat cells throughout the body secrete active molecules that cause inflammation (4) with belly fat (adipose tissue) being the biggest culprit for producing these inflammatory immune factors (5).

 Obese individuals, who tend to have a great deal of belly fat, are at greater risk of inflammatory-associated diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory problems, heart disease, and cancer (6,7)l The exact association of cancer with excessive inflammation is still under intensive study (8) but there appears to be major interactions, in both directions, between cancer cells and inflammatory cells. 

  Reducing your weight will help your body reduce the amount of inflammation it produces, and possibly lower your risk of cancer and other weight-related diseases.

 

Losing just 10% of your weight can make all the difference in your health.  Some life style changes that could be made are:

 

  • Become physically active to cancel out excess calories that you consume. Adults should try for a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week (aiming for 60 minutes is best however if you are trying to lose weight).
  • Eat nutritiously.
  • Select sensible portions.
  • Try to avoid fried and fast foods.
  • Limit sugary options especially desserts, sodas, and excessive amounts of fruit juices.
  • Consume 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily, especially berries.  (If this is not possible, it may be advantageous to consume Legacy’s superfruit berry and green tea beverage, TrimBerry.)
  • Maintain a healthy weight, perhaps by using the i26 FIT/Balance high protein shake
  • Optimize your health by using two or more servings of i26 on a daily basis. i26 helps the body modulate its immune responses and maintain a balanced state.

 

1. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menopause/DS00119

 2. Menopause 2009 16:395-400.

 3. https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Abdominal-fat-and-what-to-do-about-it.htm

 4. Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 93(Suppl 1):S64-73.

 5.  Menopause 2009 16 :84-89.

 6.  BMC Gastroenterol. 2009 15:4. [Epub]]

 7.  Methods Mol Biol. 2009 472:191-215.

 8.  Yale J Biol Med. 2006 79: 123–130.

 

Dr. Hellen Greenblatt can be reached at:  hgreenblatt@legacyforlife.net or at 1.800.746.0300

 

From my heart to you,

 
Hellen Greenblatt, Ph.D.
Legacy for Life Chief Science Officer

IT'S ALL IN YOUR MIND!-
   CHRONIC FATIGUE AND FIBROMYALGIA
  
  
  
Background:
  For years many physicians would tell their patients (overwhelmingly females) that their on-going complaints of skeletal and muscle pains, sleep disorders,   incapacitating exhaustion, brain "fog", and lack of stamina, were "all in their mind".  Now many physicians are willing to admit that maybe their patients really were ill and now diagnose these conditions as  chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or  ME/CFS) [myalgic encephalomyelitis] or a similar [symptom-wise] condition called fibromyalgia.
  
   This month, Science the prestigious journal, reported that chronic fatigue may be associated with an infectious virus that infects immune cells and has been found in rodents and some types of human prostrate cancer.   *
  
   The study reported that more than 95% of the subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome either were infected with this live virus or had antibodies to it. [But the authors emphasize that their findings do not prove that the virus causes the disorder.]  (Science 2009: 326:215)
   
  Dr. Robert Silverman of the Cleveland Clinic and one of the co-authors in this study, is quoted as saying: "in most cases, people's immune systems are probably able to control the virus".
   
   Scientists have suggested numerous times in the past, that viral infections may be the trigger for inflammatory immune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and   systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).  So it would not be surprising if chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia were also caused by infection (or in the case of fibromyalgia, perhaps severe injuries).
  
  Many inflammatory diseases are autoimmune in nature. They occur when the immune system "over-reacts" to a stimulus and attacks its own cells; often attacking a wide range of organs.  So for example, the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia may have an autoimmune component and are likely associated with neuro-endocrine-immune abnormalities.  (Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 1173:600)
    i26 and Rebalancing the Immune System:
  What happens when immune responses are more balanced?  In 2001,
  an abstract was submitted to the American Association Chronic Fatigue
   Syndrome 5th International Conference** about i26.  Sixty-seven people with fatigue and muscle discomfort took 9 grams (2servings/day) of i26, and reported significant changes in how they felt.  They also experienced increases in the number of work, leisure, and social activities in which they participated. Therefore supporting optimum, balanced immune responses appears to help the body with its healing.
     Exercise to Lower Inflammation:
   Exercise is another way that one can decrease the amount of muscle 
   discomfort in individuals with chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.  This is
   because exercise is the body's way of releasing natural anti-inflammatory molecules which can help the body balance the inflammation that contributes to chronic fatigue and/or fibromyalgia.
  The problem however is that for many people with destructive fatigue, even the most limited of physical activity is difficult since short term, they feel worse when they try to exercise. Long-term however, the data suggests that exercise will make a difference. So check with your physician about starting a slow, gentle program of exercise, perhaps by using exercise bands. Remember though not to overdue it at the beginning.
   Controlling Your Weight:
  At least 32% of people with chronic fatigue syndrome  (J Hum Nutr Diet. 2009 22:226) and 71% of fibromyalgia patients are overweight or obese  (Clin Rheumatol. 2009 28: 475-478).
  
  Since fat cells, especially belly fat, produce inflammatory molecules, and inflammation is found in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, reducing one's weight may lead to a better quality of daily living.
  
  If you have conditions such as chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, make the effort to maintain a life style consistent exercise, a healthy diet including plenty of fruit [especially berries] and vegetables, and limit your consumption of sodas, fried foods, and sweets.
  
   Summary:
  To optimize immune support and make a difference in your energy and attitude toward life, add 2 or more servings of i26, plus two capsules of FLEX. Do not be surprised as to how great you will feel within 7-10 days.
  
 *  http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2009/1008fatigue.shtml ** Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA. (submitted; not presented)  
 
  Dr. Hellen Greenblatt can be reached at:   hgreenblatt@legacyforlife.net or at 1.800.746.0300
 
  From my heart to you,


Hellen Greenblatt, Ph.D.
Legacy for Life Chief Science Officer



Healthy Hint:
 Your First Line of Defense for Cold and Flu

 
 The holiday season is filled with excitement and a flurry of activity.  Unfortunately, it can also be filled with illness.  The stress of preparing for the holidays, increased contact with people in malls, and at social events, and general hustle and bustle of the season often also means increased vulnerability for catching a cold or the flu.  
 
 Colds and the flu (influenza) make us feel miserable.  Desperately seeking relief, people often demand antibiotics from their physician.  However, taking an antibiotic when you have a viral infection (the primary cause of cold and flu) will not cure it, help you feel better, or prevent another person from being infected.  Antibiotics only kill bacteria.
   
 When you have a virus, the body's only option is to bring in an army of immune white blood cells that release their bombs - inflammatory immune factors that trigger other cells to kill the virus.  This is called an immune response.  In order for your body to signal the appropriate immune response and help you feel better, your immune system must be functioning at its peak.  Let's look at some steps you can take to help keep your immune system functioning at optimum levels this season:
  •Eat nutritious foods such as whole grains, and colorful fruits and vegetables. Exercise - it enhances the production of anti-inflammatory immune factors and will help you deal with stress. Take vitamin and mineral supplements.
  •Try to get more sleep. Drink plenty of fluids - this helps keep membranes moist and more resistant to invasion by bacteria and viruses. Wash your hands frequently and try to keep them away from your face.

•Stop, or at least cut down, on your smoking - your lungs are working hard enough. Go Beyond Nutrition and give your body the support it needs by consuming at least two servings of i26® each day.


 If you take these steps, follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you can greatly increase your body's ability to defend itself against colds and flu.  In addition, by adding i26® to your daily regimen you can take your body Beyond Nutrition and achieve optimal health.  And optimal health can mean optimal happiness, during the holidays and throughout the year.
 
From my heart to you,
 

 Dr. Hellen Greenblatt
 Legacy for Life Chief Science Officer


 Why Is It So Hard To Convince People that They Need i26 ?

    
  Anyone that uses i26 knows what a difference this powerful protein makes in their energy, stress, and their overall physical and emotional well-being.   But too often when we try to share the science and our impressive results with others, it seems as if they just "tune" us out.
 
  It is understandable.  Do you remember the first time you heard about i26 ? . I bet you thought: "how can a natural product be so powerful"   I know I did!
   
  I kept asking myself: i26 is an all-natural food-based product.  How can it so dramatically affect the quality of life of people?  People experience major life changes when they use i26.  Individuals (and pets) that can barely make it up the stairs find that after taking i26 they get their energy back and are able to run up the stairs. Truckers find after long drives that their backs don't bother them any longer-unsolicited success stories like these come into Legacy daily.
   
  It took years of reports, supported by research from by outside laboratories, to finally convince me, and other researchers and health practitioners; taking i26 along with diet and exercise truly makes a significant difference in one's immediate and long-term wellness.  
   
  i26 partners  with the body to help it heal, return to natural homeostasis (balance),  and the appropriate level of immune inflammation. The body selects those elements from  i26 needed to heal itself.
   
  Immune inflammation is the process the body uses to detect and kill foreign invaders and heal after the attacks. However, excessive inflammation ("runaway" immune responses) may result in destruction of healthy tissue by "friendly" fire from immune cells. Diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease can result. Imbalances of inflammation are probably the dominant cause of most diseases [J Nutr. 2008 138:2293].
    Interestingly, consumers report dramatic changes in their energy levels and say "they haven't felt this good in years".  Also consistent consumers of i26 tend to use few (or no) prescription medications compared to those that do not use i26.  
   
  Despite the substantial amount of science and the personal histories I know first-hand the frustration of having people refuse to even try i26.  But I temper their refusal knowing that it often takes time for new concepts to reach mainstream thought-and a revolutionary ingredient like i26 will take time to be accepted since we are "ahead of the curve".  
   
  Yet, there are signs of hope that some physicians are beginning to look at new approaches to wellness.
   
  One  well-known physician states "give the body... a choice in how it responds...let it decide what it needs, let it take what it needs. The body...has incredible potential for ... for repair, for regeneration."
 
  And finally, "if a therapy is not harmful, why not experiment with it, why not try it?"
 
  Exactly our sentiments!  
 
  I encourage you to change your life, and those for whom you care.  
  Exercise, eat nutritiously, and use i26-see the difference in yourself and those you love.
 
  From my heart to you,
 

      
 Hellen Greenblatt, Ph.D.
 Legacy for Life Chief Science Officer
 

TROUBLE CATCHING YOUR BREATH?


 Have you ever walked through a shopping mall or an airport and seen someone pulling a small tank on wheels behind them attached to a small tube that goes up to their nose?  The tank is probably a portable oxygen tank and the person is most likely suffering from COPD or chronic (meaning "long-lasting") obstructive (hard to breathe) pulmonary (lung) disease.  Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two categories of COPD.
 Commonly associated with smokers, COPD is the result of chronic inflammation that damages the lungs' airways or the breathing tubes that take oxygen and other gases from the air to the smallest little air sacs (alveoli) in our lungs.  (There are between 200-300 million alveoli in our lungs, providing a large surface area for the transfer of oxygen from our lungs to the red blood cells.)
 If our lungs are healthy, these air sacs and the airways leading to them remain elastic and flexible.  Each time we breathe, individual alveoli fill up with air like a small balloon; when we breathe out, the balloon deflates, gently pushing air out. When these airways are partially blocked by swelling, inflammation and scarring, such as in COPD patients, the air sacs lose their elasticity (like an old, tired rubber band) and it becomes difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs.  At the same time, their lungs produce sputum or phlegm (mucus) which tends to clog the airways, making it even harder to breathe.


 
 Symptoms of COPD include a "smoker's cough", shortness of breath, wheezing, too much sputum production, and the inability to "catch" one's breath.
 In addition, people with COPD are caught in a vicious circle when it comes to infections, resulting in additional damage to their lungs.(1) Because of the lung damage in COPD, due to inflammation, people with COPD are more susceptible to infection.  But, when they get a cold or flu, they respond with even more inflammation, which in turn causes more trouble breathing.  This is why it is important for the body to be able to defend itself properly and support immune health.
 An understanding of the mechanism of action of COPD was recently addressed at Pennsylvania's University of Pittsburg School of Medicine's International Lung Conference.  The research suggests that COPD is caused by an overactive immune system directed against oneself; meaning that COPD is an autoimmune disease.  The immune system is in an overactive state and unbalanced.
 If you are having difficulties breathing it is highly recommended that you see a physician.  In addition, there are other steps you might want to take.  These are:
 
• Quit smoking!  It is critically important that the lungs not continue to be exposed to pollutants.  Give your body a chance to heal itself.
 
• Request a referral to a supervised pulmonary rehabilitation program to improve your fitness and learn how to breathe with the limited capacity you have.  
 
• Build muscle strength and endurance under the appropriate supervision.
 
• Consume a diet rich in omega-3 healthy fats to help the body balance its inflammatory immune responses(2) and support good cardiovascular health; cardiovascular disease plays a major role in COPD.  Use omega-3 fatty acids from fish, or consume dietary supplements containing omega-3.  (Legacy's EICO-BALANCETM is a good choice since it contains 2000mg of omega-3 from marine sources.)  
 
• Eat dark colored fruit, especially berries.  Extracts such as those from pomegranates and other darkly pigmented berries, like blueberries, appear to make a difference in the growth of blood vessels in the lungs(3) and heart(4).  (Legacy's TrimBerry ExtremeTM is a good source of fruit extracts, including pomegranate, blueberries, açai, goji, etc.)  

• Most importantly, two or more daily servings of i26® will help the body defend itself and maintain optimum immune responses.  Additionally, since people with COPD often experience fatigue, i26® will help support their energy levels and improve their quality of life.


From my heart to you,
 


 Hellen Greenblatt, Ph.D.
 Legacy for Life Chief Science Officer

Ensuring Your Child's Health

A just-released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 7,000 children in the US end up in emergency rooms every year due to complications from taking cough and cold medicines.  Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, a Harvard-educated pediatrician, says that, “If you don't have evidence that the products work and you have kids who have died from taking them, I don't think there's a role for them.”

After a detailed review of safety information, the FDA is now recommending that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products not be used for children under 2 years of age because, “serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur”.  In addition, the FDA has not yet come to a conclusion about the safety of these cold products in children 2 through 11 years of age.

Since children under the age of 2 are still developing their immune systems, they don’t have the same level of immunity as older children and adults.  Therefore, especially during the fall and winter months,  when children tend to be indoors and in closer contact with others, it is not uncommon for children to get 6-10 colds before they are 2 years old.

So what are parents to do?  You might want to consider:

  • Teaching your children that soap and water are the best weapons they have against “bugs”.  Have them wash their hands frequently so that they don’t transfer pathogens from their hands (after touching their runny noses) to another child, or a toy. 
  • Having your child avoid, or at least limit, the amount of time they spend with children or adults that have colds.
  • Teaching children to cover their noses or mouths with a disposable tissue when they sneeze or cough and disposing of the tissue in the trash or a sealable baggie, followed by washing of the hands.
  • Washing your child’s and your own hands after wiping their nose or mouth.
  • Washing and disinfecting toys, especially those that infants and toddlers place in their mouths.  (Note: If you can’t wash a toy, it probably is not appropriate for the child.)
  • Keeping their immune system functioning at its maximum.  Do so by making sure your child/children:
    • Get physical and keep moving every day.  Take a brisk walk with them.  (You need it too and it’s great quality time for you and the kids).
    • Receive adequate sleep.  Sadly, many children are already sleep-deprived.  The recommended amounts of sleep are: 14-15 hr/day for infants, 12-14 hours for toddlers, 11-13 hours for preschoolers, and 10-11 hours for children up to the fifth grade.
    • Consume wholesome nutrition, including: whole grains, fresh or frozen fruits (especially berries!) and vegetables.
    • Take supplemental vitamins and minerals.
    • Aren’t exposed to too much stress.  Stress upsets the balance of the immune system.
    • Are keeping their weight within the healthy range.  (Too many parents are in denial about their kids’ weight.  Calculate if they are overweight at:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx.)
    • And, most importantly, toddlers should be taking ½-1 serving of i26® every day, and older children 1 or more servings.  Remember, all-natural i26® is the only ingredient available that helps the immune system properly balance itself and maintain its defenses.

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you and your children a healthy year.




Hellen Greenblatt, Ph.D.
Legacy for Life Chief Science Officer
 
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