Is Cranberry Juice Good for You
Hey guys, Axe here. A question I got recentlyfrom a patient was, quot;Is cranberry juice good for you?quot; And my answer is, the benefits ofcranberry juice can be absolutely amazing if you're buying the right type of cranberryjuice. In this tutorial, I'm going to talk to you aboutthe many benefits of cranberry juice and what type of cranberry juice you should take andwhat type you should absolutely stay away from. So let's start talking about the manybenefits of cranberry juice. So cranberry juice, the reason it's so beneficialis, cranberries on the Orac Score Chart, which is the antioxidant ranking, they score nearly10,000. That's five times more antioxidants
than spinach and five times more than mostother fruit. So first off, you can see that it is loaded with antioxidants. One of those phytonutrients in cranberriesis called anthocyanin, and it has antimicrobial properties. So one of the things that youcan use cranberry juice in treating is urinary tract infections. So again, if you have aUTI, cranberry juice has many benefits. It is a great natural treatment. In fact, when I have patients who have UTIs,I have them get off all sugar and just take a cranberry extract or cranberry juice, alongwith vegetables for several days. And it completely
helps eliminate those UTI infections, so again,one of the main benefits there. Also one of the many benefits of cranberriesis because of the antioxidants, it's a powerful cancerfighter. And we know that most berries,including blueberries and cranberries both, because of those antioxidants, can help fightcancer. Another great benefit of cranberry is thatthey really specifically support the kidneys and the bladder. And in Chinese medicine,the kidneys are there, along with the adrenal glands, to help your body better deal withstress. So if you're under emotional stress on a regular basis, whether it's relationalstress, workplace stress, or something else
going on in your life to where you know you'restressed out, cranberry juice specifically is fantastic for helping your body deal withstress because it improves circulation. And again, your kidneys are part of your bodythat help deal with stress. And so again, if you tend to be a dramatic person or, again,engaged in any type of stress, drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis can help combat thoseissues. Also, cranberry juice is fantastic for yourliver. When you taste that sourness of that cranberry juice, that's nourishing to yourliver, so it supports detoxification, another great benefit there of cranberry juice.
As I mentioned earlier, the question I getall the time, quot;Is cranberry juice good for you?quot; Well, it depends. Here's the cranberryjuice you want to stay away from. If there is any added sugar, and that goes for driedcranberries or cranberry juice both, but if there's any added sugar, stay away from it.The type of cranberry juice you want is, ideally you'd buy the cranberries whole and juicethem yourself. If not, just straight cranberry juice and ideally unpasteurized or lowtemperaturepressed. But again, cranberry juice has tremendoushealth benefits. It can be used to cleanse your urinary tract, cleanse your kidney, supportyour adrenal glands, support your liver. You
can see it is one of the world's healthiestfoods, but again, you want to stay away from any with added sugar. I have actually severalgreat cranberry recipes on my website. If you simply go to DrAxe , you're going tofind several cranberry recipes on there. I know it's popular during Thanksgiving, buthey, you can use it yearround to take your health to the next level. Hey, guys. This has been Axe talking aboutquot;Is cranberry juice good for you?quot;.
Case 28 Mary Jane 52yrs Menopause Insomnia and Candida
Thanks for tuning in. We're going to do acase study today, a 52yearold lady called Mary Jane. Not her real name. Mary Jane livesin Australia. She's 52. She has menopause, tired, no energy, restless sleep, feelingunwell, lots of headaches and also a yeast infection. Very nice lady. Caught up withthis patient on Skype not that long ago. She's had her gall bladder removed like a lot ofwomen have at that age. She's on antihistamines. The big thing with this lady is sleeping disturbancesand also lots of immune dysfunction, so hay fever and sinus.A 52yearold woman is usually menopausal. Sometimes they're perimenopausal, but theiroften into menopause at this stage. When I
hear things like headaches, tiredness, restlesssleep, no energy, I start thinking about estrogen deficiency. One of the first things I startdoing is I give the patient a questionnaire. I do a protocol from Joseph Collins fromAmerica, so it's a questionnaire I get the patient to fill out. It's quite a quick questionnairethat can be filled out in 5 or 10 minutes, and it gives me a little bit of an insightif there's any kind of hormonal imbalance, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, androgenslike DHEA. I check for deficiencies particularly of these hormones or imbalances. And it'samazing what comes back. Sometimes women get estrogen spikes reallybad, which can really precipitate big Candida
vaginal thrush flareups at this time as well.And sometimes women also take hormone replacement therapy or synthetic estrogen and they canreally flare up a yeast infection, so I'm always checking those things out quite carefully.What we found in Mary Jane's case is we found major estrogen deficiency, quite a seriousone, and also a testosterone deficiency. According to Collins, that's Type 5. Collinsis a friend of mine. He's actually coming out to New Zealand and Australia to speakon menopause. He has a very good site called Your Hormones. He's a lovely guy and one ofAmerica's most experienced naturopathic s in terms of women's hormonal imbalances. Aremarkable guy. In fact, one of the first
s, I believe, to test women for testosteronein the US when most practitioners thought testosterone was a male hormone; it had noeffect on women. We know now that testosterone deficiency ismassive with many women, particularly women in their late 40s, 50, and 60s. Testosteronedeficiency you'll start discovering when you get things like lack of motivation, poor libido,sex drive goes south, even bladder weakness. Poor muscle tone, I found, can be improvedsignificantly when testosterone levels go up. And when testosterone and estrogen arebalanced, there's also a much lesser chance of a yeast infection. We've had a really niceoutcome here with Mary Jane by working with
Joseph Collins' protocol. A couple ofproducts I used on her, we've had fantastic outcome on this patient.If we look at the last entry here, where headaches are just about gone now. We had headachesfor 10 years. Sleep now is much, much better. Relationships improved hundredfold. It's reallynice to see these kinds of outcomes occur. We can balance hormones naturally and herbally,very effectively, and I really don't believe that women, in most cases, need synthetichormones. It's a transition they go through. Herbally, we can manage this quite well, particularlyif we start putting some other good lifestyle changes into practice there. And we get fantasticoutcomes with a lot of women at this age.
Have a think about that if you have menopausalor perimenopausal issues, there's a good chance that we can get a good outcome. If you'reinterested, contact me. You can even book a consultation online through EricBakker ,and I'm quite happy to work with you with any kind of menopausal or perimenopausal issues.I hope that gives you a bit of an insight. Thanks for tuning in.