Life Greens

This is an information page on Life Greens; a formula of herbal and nutritional ingredients that we make for patients of the clinic who will benefit from its
effects on their digestive, immune & blood health.

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Dosage & Method

~ Your recommended dose is likely to be two fully heaped teaspoons once a day but some people may be advised to take double this amount for a short while (often just until some unpleasant symptoms have improved)

Option One: Simply put your dose into your regular smoothie and go for it! It will obviously make it a bit thicker but many people have said this has been the easiest way for them to take the Life Greens.

Option Two: Start with a large dry cup and a dry teaspoon.

Put the Life Greens into the dry cup before you add water. Pour a small amount of water, perhaps about a quarter of a cup over the powder then quickly and thoroughly mix the medicine until the Greens are dissolved.

Then add the rest of the water to fill the cup whilst still stirring. Make sure the water is at a temperature that is easy to drink quickly.

Life Greens don't taste bad but will get thicker the longer you take to drink them... drink fast!

Ingredients

~ Greens
The 'Greens' are what give the medicine its striking colour. These are Nature's super-foods; they contain exceptionally high levels of easily absorbable nutrients. The Life-Greens contain a combination of Barley Leaf, Alfalfa Leaf, Chlorella, Wheat Grass, Spirulina & Kelp: all certified organic.

~ Slippery Elm

Many people have a chronic and low grade damage to their gut lining. The extreme end of this problem is an ulcer but far more common are tiny holes and tears in the delicate lining of the digestive tract that cause no obvious symptoms but compromise good health nonetheless.

You can think of Slippery Elm as like an internal bandage that spreads a poultice over these damaged areas to give them a chance to heal.

Slippery Elm has been famous in medicine for many centuries because of its unique ability to bandage a wounded gut.

It has consequently become an endangered herb and must be used responsibly to ensure its survival for generations to come. Our Slippery Elm powder is always certified 'sustainably harvested'

 

~ Psyllium hulls
When mixed with water Psyllium turns into a gentle fibrous ‘brush’ that massages through the bowel. Over time this has the effect of cleansing the gut and helping it to renew with healthy tissue. Psyllium has a normalising effect on gut function and is a unique substance in that it can be used to beneficially treat both diarrhoea and constipation. If your bowel function has not been regular then you should notice a rapid difference from using the Life Greens.

~ Magnesium
Magnesium has numerous benefits to the body including reducing excess muscular tension and assisting the nervous system towards balance and relaxation. Many people in modern life are lacking magnesium and have chronic symptoms related to tension and tightening as a result. This is not a nutrient that needs to be taken for long to have a benefit. If you have been deficient in Magnesium then you should quickly start noticing a positive improvement in your ability to relax after physical or emotional stress

~ Vitamin C
Vitamin C is essential for healthy immunity and for helping to replace damaged tissues. Our bodies use up Vitamin C in increasing amounts when we are under stress or resisting infections. The Vit C in the Life Greens is non-acidic and combined with bioflavonoids so is safe to take for extended periods if needed.

~ Probiotics
In recent years there has been an explosion of interest and understanding in the need for good bacteria in our digestive tracts. When people are lacking these bacteria their digestion of food is inadequate, their immune systems are weakened and they become nutritionally compromised. Research in recent years has even shown that the bacteria in our guts even has a powerful effect on our moods for better or worse! (an article with more info on this is here)

In any case if you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria or a deficiency of good bacteria in your gut then each time you take a tsp of the Life Greens you will be seeding in over 5 billion beneficial bugs along with the nutrients they need to survive and thrive.

The strains of beneficial bacteria used in Life Greens are:
~ Bifidobacterium lactis
~ Bifidobacterium longum
~ Streptococcus thermophilus
~ Lactobacillus acidophilus
~ Lactobacillus casei
~ Lactobacillus rhamnosus
~ Lactobacillus salavarius
~ Lactobacillus plantarum

~Does not Contain
Life Greens does not contain any allergenic ingredients including soy, gluten, dairy, any kind of nuts or any kind of weird chemicals.

Treatment Length

Sometimes the only way to know for sure if you still need a medicine is when you finish it and your body tells you whether it needs more or not. Follow up appointments also help us know when to stop and when to keep going.
For some people it will be sufficient to take a single course of Life Greens, others will need to take it for longer.

Effects

The majority of people who take Life Greens find it to have a pleasant tonic effect on their energy and a gentle cleansing effect on their bowel.

This is not a medicine that has been seen to cause allergic or adverse reactions but some people will get some bloating and abdominal discomfort when they first start taking the Life Greens. This is likely due to a combination of an increase in the usual amount of fibre in the diet and/or the new bacteria in the medicine causing a disruption to the existing flora in the gut. Any such discomfort should resolve itself within a matter of a few days.

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