Vol. 2 Issue 2 | February 2005           

Welcome to the February issue of Advanced Health & Wellness!


More Warnings For Drugs You Need To Know
Monsanto To Pay $1 Billion For Produce-Seed Firm
Hepatitis Viruses, Grilling Added To List Of Cancer Causes
Leading US Doctors Endorse Alliance For Natural Health
Touchdown Chili
Before You Speak...


February is the month for issues of the heart.  Heart disease has recently fallen to the #2 killer, as cancer has now take over the #1 spot.  According to USA Today, this year, about 156 people every hour will learn they have cancer, and by the end of 2005 scientists predict 563,700 people will have died from cancer in the United States, according to a report from the American Cancer Society. Evidence from the report shows that obesity and little exercise can cause as many as one-third of the United States’ cancer cases.   

I had the privilege of sitting down this last weekend to watch a movie--something that I hardly ever do.  My pick was "Super-Size Me."  I urge everyone reading this newsletter to find time to watch this movie.  Invite everyone you know who has health issues and even those who don't to watch this movie. This could be life-changing for many people.  Once you see this movie you will want to implement changes.  Do it for your heart, your health and most of all---for yourself. As I continue to say, it all comes down to what we are eating or not eating.   

The SAD (Standard American Diet) is a huge piece to the puzzle as to why we are seeing the onslaught of seemingly endless disease today.  Children are presenting themselves with diseases that we used to see only in adults.  I just started reading a book that has just been released, The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.  So far so good and I believe that everyone would benefit, healthwise, from reading this book.  The by-line is The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted.  Folks, you can buy the most hi-tech, expensive supplements, have someone perform the most expensive modalities on you, see the most respected doctors in natural/conventional medicine, but you will find that the biggest piece to your health and well-being puzzle will be what you are putting into your body. 

How do you begin to make the needed chanages?  Our Optimum Health Strategies...Doing What Works E-book is the perfect choice for helping you begin your path to health.  It includes a comlete lifestyle change eating program, detoxification and cleansing, plus information about water, supplementation, exercise, lymphatic, ways to deal with emotions and how to get your environment healthy.

February proves to be a cold month for most everyone.  So rent the movie and buy the book to keep you occupied during the cold evenings that this month will present. Remember to communicate to all those who are special in your life, your love and appreciation for them.  A simple "I love you" will be the best gift that you can give, it costs you nothing, but what you will reap will be tremendous. Happy Valentine's Day!

Enjoy the Super Bowl

Take Care & Be Well,
Dr. Lanphier
Oasis Advanced Wellness 

More Warnings For Drugs You Need To Know                                                                                           

New health dangers of antacid drugs
When we think of pneumonia, we think of it being caused by bugs that infect the lungs - such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, even fungal spores.

But research just published in the latest issue of What Doctors Don't Tell You points to a new culprit - one of the world's most commonly prescribed drugs.

Antacid drugs - such as Zantac, Losec and Tagamet - used for treating stomach ulcers are big business with worldwide sales of $16 billion each year.  But our research has revealed that, not only are these drugs responsible for doubling the number of pneumonia cases - particularly among older patients - but also that people taking cimetidine (Tagamet) are doubling their chances of a non-ulcer related death.

Antacids work by neutralizing stomach acid, which acts as a powerful natural defense against bacteria and viruses.  However, when stomach acid is neutralized, it allows pathogens in the stomach to travel up the esophagus and into the lungs.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revisions to safety labeling for a list of drugs found to pose increased health risks.

Among the drugs is over-the-counter medication Pepcid, taken to relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. Specifically, the FDA has approved revisions to the safety labeling -- for both Pepcid AC and Pepcid Complete -- to include:

  • Pepcid should not be used in patients experiencing difficult or painful swallowing, vomiting with blood, or bloody or tarry stools

  • Pepcid should not be used concurrently with other acid reducers

Other Revised Safety Labels

  • Altace, used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death, now warns of the risk of intestinal angioedema (abdominal pain with or without nausea or vomiting) in patients treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

  • Wellbutrin XL, used to help provide relief for those suffering from depression, now warns of the dose-related risk of seizures linked to its use.

  • Levaquin, used to treat lung, sinus, skin and urinary tract infections caused by certain germs or bacteria, now includes information from animal studies showing a possible risk of arthropathy (a joint disease) associated with its use.

Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day.

Monsanto To Pay $1 Billion For Produce-Seed Firm Seminis                                                   By: Scott Kilman

Monsanto Co., looking for places to grow after converting many of America's corn, soybean and cotton farms to biotechnology, agreed to buy Seminis Inc. for $1 billion in order to expand its sights to vegetables and fruit.

The cost of the acquisition, which also calls for the assumption of an additional $400 million in debt, startled some investors. That's because, by some measures, the closely held Oxnard, Calif., company was valued at slightly more than $300 million in 2003, when a mountain of debt forced Seminis to go private.

In New York Stock Exchange composite trading yesterday at 4 p.m., Monsanto traded at $54.10, off $3.62, or 6.3%.

Monsanto executives yesterday defended the cost of the deal, its biggest since the late 1990s, arguing that while Seminis brings little in the way of biotechnology skills, it opens up new growth opportunities. Seminis, which has developed crops such as the baby carrot and the personal-size watermelon through conventional breeding, controls roughly one-third of the seed used
to grow the fruits and vegetables found in most U.S. supermarkets.

Cobbled together in the 1990s by Alfonso Romo Garza, a Mexican entrepreneur and Olympic horseman who hoped to become as dominant marketing vegetable seeds as Monsanto was with seeds for larger-scale crops, Seminis controls
23% of the world's tomato-seed market, 34% of the hot pepper-seed market and 38% of the cucumber-seed market.

Executives at Monsanto, St. Louis, are playing down their interest in genetically modifying these sorts of crops anytime soon. Although U.S. consumers have largely accepted the presence in their groceries of genetically modified ingredients made from soybeans and corn, opinion research suggests that more shoppers would be leery if confronted with something they eat whole.

Still, Monsanto executives made clear that they hope to genetically modify vegetables and fruit in the future, if the market conditions are right. Seminis "makes a great platform," said Brett Begemann, the Monsanto executive vice president who will oversee the acquired company.

The planned acquisition, which allows Monsanto to leapfrog DuPont Co. as the world's biggest marketer of conventional and genetically modified seed, is a new direction for Hugh Grant, who returned the company to popularity on Wall
Street since becoming Monsanto's chief executive officer in May 2003 by cutting costs and narrowing its focus to a handful of crops. The wheat business was jettisoned, for example. Monsanto's stock price has roughly doubled during Mr. Grant's tenure.

After years of cost cutting and retrenchment, Monsanto is eager to find new places to sell seed. Monsanto already saturates much of the American grain belt. Although the European Union is lifting its de-facto moratorium on genetically modified crops, the business of selling biotech seeds there will be negligible for the foreseeable future.

Monsanto executives figure they can speed development of new vegetable varieties by Seminis by giving it access to technology such as molecular markers, which help plant breeders track desirable traits. Seminis, the world's biggest produce-seed firm, generated a net loss of $16.3 million on sales of $525.8 million in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.

COMMENT:  This proves an excellent argument for buying organic fruits and vegetables or growing your own. We just don't know what the effect that Biotech food may have on the body and may not know for many years. What we do know is that chemicals and toxins, when put into the body, eventually cause disease. I trust Monsanto about as far as I can see them although they are, by no means, the only company guilty of dishonesty and underhandedness. They do not have a good track record as far as being concerned about people's health. This is another "follow the money" type of situation. If you can't afford to eat organically then start now to plan your vegetable garden. Container gardening is an excellent choice for those that do not have access to land. Search out for some farmer's markets or farmers in your area that grow organically. Some organizations such as churches are allowing members to cultivate gardens on the organization's property for the full use of it's members. I would guess if consumer's would decide to boycott anything that is Biotech, Monsanto and other's "might" think twice. Be smart and do your homework, your health may depend on it.

According to Craig Winters of The Campaign, "Monsanto seems to be downplaying the significance of this move in relation to genetically engineered fruits and vegetables. In a somewhat coy statement, their chief executive officer, Hugh Grant, stated "In the long term, there may be opportunities in biotech." Many activists feel this is a gross understatement and that Monsanto will push hard to bring genetically engineered vegetables and fruits out sooner rather than later. Some insiders speculate that Monsanto wants to get a significant variety of biotech crops into the marketplace quickly while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations are still incredibly lax. Until recently, a significant focus of Monsanto was to move forward on the introduction of genetically engineered wheat. However, U.S. and international opposition to biotech wheat caused the company to shelve those plans in the short term. Some feel this new grandiose move by Monsanto into the fruit and vegetable market is a strategic move to gain broader acceptance of biotech crops. They feel Monsanto will then again try to move forward with genetically engineered wheat. Monsanto is considered by many to be one of the world's most controversial companies. The company has faced numerous legal charges over the years that continue even in recent days."

Hepatitis Viruses, Grilling Added To List Of Cancer Causes                                                                                                                         

- DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer
Monday, January 31, 2005

The government is adding viruses for the first time to its list of known or suspected causes of cancer, including hepatitis B and C and a third virus that causes sexually transmitted diseases. Lead, X-rays and compounds in grilled meats also are joining the list.

It has been known that the hepatitis viruses can cause liver cancer and that some forms of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus can cause cervical cancer.

But they were added to the list Monday only after officials decided to go beyond the report's historical focus on the occupational and environmental causes of cancer, said Dr. Christopher Portier, associate director of the National Toxicology Program, which prepared the latest update.

"We felt (the report) needed to be expanded to include other things in our general environment that can cause cancer," Portier said.

Dr. Michael Thun, who runs the American Cancer Society's epidemiological program, said adding the viruses was important. "These are human carcinogens and very important carcinogens," he said.

The list, which now identifies 246 known or suspected cancer-causing agents, is intended to give people who may or may not be exposed to any of the substances something to think about, he said.

Take X-rays, added to the "known" category. "This is simply to remind them that when they are making a decision about an X-ray to think about it and talk it over with your physician," Portier said.

But the American College of Radiology faulted the addition of X-rays and gamma rays, saying it was misleading and could prompt patients to avoid getting needed care.

"X-rays and gamma rays are not substances that the general public has access or exposure to and do not belong on a list of substances that pose a risk to people in the course of their normal, daily lives," Dr. James Borgstede, chairman of the radiology college's board of chancellors, said in a statement.

New to the suspected category are substances that form when meats are cooked or grilled at high temperatures. Studies suggest an increased cancer risk when foods containing them are eaten.

But "does that mean you have to throw out your barbecue grill?" asked Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, a critic of the list from the American Council on Science and Health, a consumer education group.

She said the "not consumer friendly" list should include information on the types of exposures and dosages that cause cancer, as well as on the health benefits of some of the substances identified, such as tamoxifen, the breast cancer treatment pill.

Lead, used to make lead-acid storage batteries, ammunition and cable coverings, and lead compounds, used in paint, glass and ceramics, in some cosmetics and as a fuel additive also joined the suspect list.

Portier said other agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration, are responsible for determining exposure levels, dosages and other issues.

"We think everything on this list is, in fact, relevant to people's daily lives and the public health of the country," he said.

The Report on Carcinogens -- which federal law requires the health and human services secretary to update every two years -- lists 58 "known" and 188 "reasonably anticipated" cancer-causing substances.

It was prepared by the National Toxicology Program of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, and was last updated in December 2002.

COMMENT:  Doctors of Natural Medicine have known this for a long, long time and have been told that there is just no way that a virus can cause cancer.  While it is certainly encouraging to read that allopathic medicine has decided to accept this, I just wish they wouldn't make it look like they have really made a huge discovery.

Leading US Doctors Endorse Alliance For Natural Health                                                                                                   


By Robert Verkerk BSc MSc DIC PhD, Executive Director, Alliance for Natural Health

January 2005


Dietary supplements are in a three-way squeeze. Ingredients, doses and health claims are increasingly coming under fire and the sharp end of the action is most certainly Europe and the United Nation’s Codex Alimentarius Commission. The question for many US doctors and practitioners is: is the US immune from ever-more restrictive regulations developing on the other side of the Atlantic?


The answer is a resounding no, and this article helps to explain why. Actually, it appears that the US may be coming to the end of a 10-year nirvana that accompanied the passage of the Dietary Supplement & Health Education Act (DSHEA) in 1994, which was, after all, won only after a major fight and huge consumer pressure on Congress.


What is driving increased regulation of dietary supplements


At the outset, it is important to appreciate the sources of regulatory pressure. In summary, there are four key drivers:


  1. Safety. Despite a remarkable safety record, which shows that dietary supplements are by far the safest group of products consumed by humans, many times safer even than foods, their safety is being increasingly questioned. Why? In the EU, where the curvature of bananas is subject to regulation, the reasons are somewhat easier to fathom. However, in the US (as well as in Europe), it seems that a very small number of ingredients or products, for which there may have been genuine health concerns (e.g. some forms of ephedra and L-tryptophan), are being used as scapegoats for the whole class of foods known as dietary supplements. Meta-analyses are increasingly being used to re-publicize old findings, which may be flawed or irrelevant, as seen in the recent antioxidants[1] and vitamin E[2] reports.


  1. Harmonization: as global trade increases, the WHO and other global bodies, supported by many of the world’s leading economies, continue to push for trade harmonization laws. But which harmonization standards should be applied? Those of countries with a long-held and very restricted view on dietary supplements (e.g. Germany, France, Denmark) or which have traditionally been more liberal, such as the USA, South Africa, UK and the Netherlands. The Codex Alimentarius Commission is charged with developing international guidelines for foods, purportedly to protect consumers and facilitate trade, and is leading the development of international guidelines for dietary supplements. Initially these guidelines will be restricted to vitamins and minerals, and there is debate as to whether they will be legally binding for United Nations members. Nevertheless, there will be strong commercial pressures to conform.


  1. Quality assurance: there have been very limited, but nonetheless significant, cases of adverse effects caused by contaminants in herbs and dietary supplements (notably one batch of synthetic tryptophan), so regulation to prevent such problems is clearly beneficial. However, controlling Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) according to pharmaceutical standards is not necessarily the solution as it is incompatible with large numbers of natural products that contain variable quantities of particular components that work synergistically with the ‘key’, standardized ingredients.


  1. Industry/regulator pressure: regulators and particular industry sectors have been pushing for increased regulation of dietary supplements, supposedly to protect consumer health. There has been no requirement to justify properly the health hazard, or to consider the potential costs of restricting consumer access to large numbers of nutrients. Conceivably, the risk of stringent regulation is much greater than the risk of not regulating stringently.


How are ingredients being regulated in the US and the EU?


A practitioner’s ability to select ingredients of his or her choice is paramount to his or her ability to practice effectively. Limiting choice to specific forms makes sense if the forms that are to be disallowed were to pose a risk to health. But there is no evidence that forms that will be lost, initially in Europe, are causing any harm.


As of August 2005, dietary supplements in the European Union will be regulated by the Food Supplements Directive, which is one of more than 30,000 EU Directives. This one Directive will control the fate of dietary supplements for the 450 million or so Europeans dispersed among 25 EU member countries. The Directive has one key similarity with DSHEA in that it is a ‘safe harbor’ for dietary supplements outside a medicines regime. Its key problem for innovative suppliers of supplements is that the harbor is so narrow that many of the most valuable forms of supplements will be disallowed. In one stroke, on 1 August 2005, 75% of vitamin and mineral forms, the first nutrient groups to be dealt with by the Directive, will be banned. Many of the forms to be banned, ironically, are the natural food forms such as natural vitamin complexes and a huge array of organically-bound minerals. Some US companies trading into Europe will have some 60% of their product lines affected. Most are not prepared to reformulate as product efficacy will be affected adversely.


The European Commission has, however, provided another way in. If a company can muster together sufficient funds to prepare a technical dossier (monograph) for an ingredient that has already been on the market – and that dossier is submitted by 12 July 2005 – the ingredient can be used until December 2009. After that it’s anyone’s guess. For the majority of companies, investing in dossiers is simply too expensive or too risky. This is demonstrated by the very small number of dossiers being prepared. 


What the Food Supplements Directive effectively does is put the onus for data provision on to industry. This is a very fundamental change: freedom effectively becomes prescriptive rather than residual. It’s a little like banning broccoli unless you can prove it’s safe. By far the most resource rich ingredient manufacturers are the drugs companies, which still control the supply of a very large proportion of ingredients used, particularly in mainstream products. So if the drugs companies choose not to supply dossiers, and the smaller companies cannot afford to produce dossiers, consumers, practitioners and doctors lose access to key ingredients. This is exactly what is happening in Europe and is the key reason the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has launched its landmark legal challenge against the Food Supplements Directive which will be heard in the European Courts of Justice on 25 January.


Would such folly ever be considered in the US? The plans are already on the drawing board and they come in the form of the Proposed US Framework for Evaluation of Dietary Supplements (Institute of Medicine (IOM)/National Research Council). Firstly, like the EU Food Supplements Directive, this framework places considerable onus on industry to supply data on safety – prohibitively expensive for all but the largest manufacturers. Secondly, safety issues are considered in isolation – there is no concomitant consideration of safety and beneficial effects. The FDA argues, like the European Commission, that this comparison is valid only for drugs. The IOM framework, as per the EU equivalent, comes into effect gradually, the ‘compliance period’ supposedly giving industry sufficient time to adjust (or expire?).


How are doses being regulated in the US and the EU?


In the future, a dosage borderline between dietary supplements as foods and dietary supplements as medicines appears highly likely. The IOM and the European Food Safety Authority are now getting their heads together with other parties, many representing some of the largest commercial interests in the healthcare field, under the auspices of a United Nations project headed up by the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO).[3]


The ANH has submitted a ground-breaking report[4] to the joint FAO/WHO nutrient risk assessment project which shows, with copious scientific evidence, the scientific irrationality of the approach being considered and why a completely new paradigm in risk assessment is required.


The report has now been formally endorsed by some many of the leading US doctors working in the natural health field, including Drs Abram Hoffer, Jeff Bland, Jonathan Wright, Julian Whitaker, Steve Levine, Garry Gordon and Alan Gaby.


The FAO/WHO have tentatively proposed a 5-day workshop in May 2005 which will aim to thrash out the final form of the risk assessment. It is critical that the recommendations in the ANH submission are taken into account.


Health claims: user pays


Health claims regulations are being promoted as a means of facilitating trade and protecting consumer health. Laws and guidelines on health claims are under consideration in the EU, US and Codex. The common denominator is the requirement for scientific substantiation of health claims, which sounds reasonable enough. However, again, putting the onus for data on industry will put this beyond the purse of many leading dietary supplement companies. Health claims help to educate and inform consumers, but increasingly they will be controlled by those with deep pockets. Health claims proposals appear increasingly to be a mechanism that will restrict freedom of information. Instead of consumers benefiting from legislative proposals, consumers may become the biggest victims.


Concluding comment


While the sharp end of the problem is in Europe and within Codex, it is of paramount importance that US citizens become increasingly involved in the global defense campaign. In turn, activities and tasks in the EU, Codex, US and elsewhere must be prioritized to ensure efficient use of limited resources. Proper coordination of activities is essential.


What are the stakes? At risk is nothing less than the future of healthcare. 2005 is the key year for concerted, coordinated and positive action. Please join us at the ANH.

[1] Bjelakovic G, Nikolova D, Simonetti RG, Gluud C. Antioxidant supplements for prevention of gastrointestinal cancers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet, 2004; 364: 1219-28.

 See ANH rebuttal at: www.alliance-natural-health.org/index.cfm?action=news&ID=97.


[2] Miller ER; Pastor-Barriuso, Dalal D, Riemersma RA, Appel LA, Guallar E. Meta-analysis: High-dosage Vitamin E supplementation may increase all-cause mortality. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005; 142(1), in press. (electronic version: www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/0000605-200501040-00110v1). See ANH rebuttal at: www.alliance-natural-health.org/index.cfm?action=news&ID=112

[3] Joint FAO/WHO nutrient risk assessment project: www.who.int/ipcs/highlights/nutrientraproject/en/.

[4] ANH submission to Joint FAO/WHO nutrient risk assessment project, December 2004: www.alliance-natural-health.org/_docs/ANHwebsiteDoc_125.pdf.





Within the next few days, IAHF will be putting a SPECIAL NEW SECTION on the CODEX EMERGENCY SECTION of the site at http://www.iahf.com

This SPECIAL NEW SECTION is something all Americans especially are going to need to familiarize themselves with in order to EDUCATE the owners of all the health food stores in their area so they will be able to see through the SPIN PIECE against our message that was disseminated via NNFA's legal counsel in the December issue of NNFA Today.

NNFA's legal counsel- Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood LLP are a huge multinational law firm with offices on 3 continents, and 1500 attorneys. They have many pharma clients, and its a gross conflict of interest that this vitamin trade association ever hired them and that they TRUST them on the CODEX ISSUE.

We're being led to the cliff from WITHIN, folks, but we CAN Blow the LID off the SPIN!


I need each of you to SNOWBALL THIS ALERT and to keep checking the CODEX EMERGENCY SECTION for IAHF's rebuttal to NNFA's spin.

We'll have it up in the next few days, and the MOMENT ITS THERE, I need you all to hit the ground RUNNING!

Please, prepare in ADVANCE by making a list of every health food store in your area so you can go to these stores with this information that you'll soon have, in order to start EDUCATING these people before its TOO LATE!

Theres SAFETY IN NUMBERS! Please urge all your friends to sign on to the IAHF list and have them view the DVD "Push Back from Codex Cliff" at http://www.glycommunity.com/iahf

If you've recently ordered copies, please be patient, they'll be shipped momentarily, I'm multitasking here, trying to do the work of 100 people.

Several of us have been holding conference calls to fine tune our strategy, and we're going to soon have more direction for all of you, and I'd just like to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for doing your share to help alert people to what is going on and to how to fight back.

Never forget the "smoke of war" factor. Its not over til its over and even THEN its not over. When HELL freezes over we will fight on ICE! CODEX is a modern day equivalent to the Flexner Report which killed alternative medicine as it existed in America in the early 1900s. Those who do not LEARN from history are often doomed to REPEAT history.

EACH ONE, TEACH ONE....John Hammell - www.iahf.com

Touchdown  Chili Turkey                                                                                                                                  By:  Whole Foods 

Serves 4–6

This is a delicious, classic meat and bean chili made lighter by using turkey instead of ground beef.

  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh ground turkey  (organic, free range)
  • 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups beer
  • 2–3 TB chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained (pinto beans will work well, also)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Garnish:
  • green onions, chopped
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • sour cream
  1. In a heavy, large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, but not brown (about 10 minutes).
  2. Add the turkey and brown it, breaking it apart with a fork as you go.
  3. Add the tomatoes, beer, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the beans and simmer for about 15 more minutes to blend flavors. Serve immediately, or make a day ahead and reheat. Garnish as desired.

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 Suggestions For Use: 

  • Keep a bottle in your car and purse to use after visiting grocery stores, public restrooms, etc.
  • Keep a bottle in your office and spray on cloth to wipe down electronics, chairs, doorknobs, etc.
  • Spray in sick room to kill circulating germs.
  • At home spray on cotton cloth to wipe down doorknobs, piano keys, electronics, computer mouse, TV remote, telephone and light switches.
  • At restaurants spray on hands before and after eating.
  • Use on hands after public hand-shaking or contact.



MegaHydrate is the key that unlocks the potential of water as the medium for nutrient replenishment and waste removal at the cellular level. MegaHydrate is a dietary supplement that is considered a food grade supplement rich in antioxidants by the FDA. MegaHydrate provides natural pain relief from headaches, sore muscles, and inflammation of the joints. MegaHydrate also helps fight the negative effects of alcohol, stress, and free radicals as part of aging.



NoPaine's topical pain relief formula contains the finest, strongest, organic natural ingredients available from worldwide sources. NoPaine was designed to help you achieve faster and better results with pain, tissue repair, inflammation and healing time.  May be use topically on chest and back for relief of congestion due to colds/flu. NoPaine is formulated at physician’s strength.


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