My Favorite Products: Dr. Colicci, ND
Dr. Natalie Colicci, ND
As we progress through the Fall, many of us are looking forward to the holiday get-togethers. This time of year generates many questions about how to handle holiday meals and still stick to a healthy lifestyle and nutritional food plan. For some this isn’t an issue, but for others, it is always a challenge. This month’s newsletter focuses on some additional support as you face those “What can I eat?” moments!
If eating for your type is your way of life, then you are familiar with lectins. Lectins are sugar binding proteins. They are found in a variety of foods, and many of them are blood type specific. They are most widely distributed in plants and are particularly abundant in legumes and seafood. Like Velcro to a tennis ball, lectins can attach to the various cells in the body and then create a number of physiological actions such as promoting bad bacteria overgrowth and insulin resistance. By causing the release of histamine from our cells, lectins cause inflammation which plays a role in food related allergies as well as immune and bowel dysfunction. Lectins can directly trigger the immune system creating a cascade of inflammation such as seen in the diet sensitivities in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. In one study, the edible parts of 29 of 88 foods tested, including common salad ingredients, fresh fruits, roasted nuts, and processed cereals were found to possess lectins which agglutinated, or clumped together, the blood cells of least one ABO group.
So when you are socializing at holiday parties, how do you avoid them? You could certainly provide your own meals, but this is neither always practical nor leaves a good impression in the mind of your host. Dr. D’Adamo has designed the Deflect products (Deflect A, Deflect AB, Deflect B, Deflect O) to provide additional support against lectins, which comes in handy during times like the holidays when it isn’t always so easy to make the better food choice. The Deflect products (Deflect A, Deflect AB, Deflect B, Deflect O) provide a level of anti-adhesive effects against dietary lectins. They provide a source of free “sacrificial” carbohydrates so lectins bind them instead of your cells.
When used with ARA Plus and Redoxa, you achieve even greater anti-lectin blocking support as well as the addition benefits of promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and lung and liver detoxification support. Lectins are known to disrupt the digestive tract by contributing to an overgrowth of bad bacteria and contribute to leaky gut. ARA Plus contains arabinogalactan; a soluble dietary fiber that serves as a food supply for friendly bacteria and it increases the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA’s) which promote the health of the intestinal cells. Redoxa is the D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition solution to supporting a healthy respiratory system. As mentioned early, lectins can modulate the release of histamine. This is major problem for allergy and asthma suffers. Redoxa is designed to assist the respiratory system by enhancing healthy immune function, helping to rid the respiratory passages of bothersome mucous, and stimulate repair and healing. It also has a nice effect on the liver by serving as a source of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC). NAC is a precursor for glutathione; a potent antioxidant and used by the liver in detoxification.
During the holidays, it’s easy to cheat on your diet. Support yourself with these wonderful formulations that promote proper digestion and food assimilation, and protect you from the side-effects of those pesky, inflammation-promoting lectins.
Designed by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo for specific use in his clinic, Deflect (Deflect A, Deflect AB, Deflect B, Deflect O) is a versatile supplement with many clinical applications. The staff physicians at the D’Adamo Clinic have used Deflect (Deflect A, Deflect AB, Deflect B, Deflect O) successfully in the treatment of the following clinical presentations:
Lectin Blocking and Removal
Metabolic Syndrome (Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes)
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Bacterial and Yeast Overgrowth
Malabsorption and Bowel Disease
Urinary Tract Infections and Cystitis
Deflect (Deflect A, Deflect AB, Deflect B, Deflect O) can be used in synergistically many of North American Pharmacal’s products. This month, D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition is offering you extra savings on additional synergistic products in order for everyone to explore the multitude of uses and benefits afforded by Deflect (Deflect A, Deflect AB, Deflect B, Deflect O) in conjunction with healthy diet and lifestyle.
When used with Detoxical-D and Hepatiguard, you have a triple packed punch to support liver detoxification. The liver is the blood’s primary cleaning machine. Any lectins floating in your circulation will pass through the liver as it filters the blood. Deflect provides a level of protection against adherence of lectins to liver tissue. Detoxical-D is a unique blend of calcium D-glucarate, and the botanical Phyllanthus. It supports liver detoxification of potentially dangerous environmental pollutants and toxins as well as excess steroid hormones such as estrogen. Hepatiguard also supports the detoxification capabilities of the liver, the regenerative properties of liver tissue, and provides it with a potent source of antioxidants.
If you are looking for addition digestive support, incorporate Deflect (Deflect A, Deflect AB, Deflect B, Deflect O) with North American Pharmacal Inc.’s Gastro-D Complex andPolyflora (Polyflora A , Polyflora AB, Polyflora B, Polyflora O). Gastro-D Complex was designed to support healthy levels of stomach acid and digestion. It is comprised of synergistic ingredients, including Deglycerized Licorice (DGL) and Mastic Gum, which help to protect and heal the delicate lining of the stomach from acid; Safflower Tops help to provide additional support against H. Pylori infestation, especially for blood type O non-secretors; Bentonite Clay assists in attracting and soaking up environmental toxins; the inner bark rind of Slippery Elm protects the GI tract from excess acidity; and Bismuth helps protect the lining of the stomach from stomach acid. Polyflora (Polyflora A , Polyflora AB, Polyflora B, Polyflora O) is a probiotic designed with each individual blood type in mind. Friendly intestinal bacterium promotes healthy digestion by normalizing stool volume and frequency, decreasing food sensitivities and intestinal inflammation, and producing digestive enzymes. They also enhance the bioavailability of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.