Vaccine & Antibiotic Support Guide

ORGAN SUPPORT AND TOXIN REMOVAL DURING & AFTER INOCULATIONS

More than 75% of parents are concerned about the side effects of vaccinations, according to a survey released by the Center for Disease Control in 2011.

The choice of how and whether to vaccinate is a very personal one. It can be a daunting experience wading through the difficult options. If you do decide to vaccinate, you want the vaccine to be as effective as possible with the least amount of side effects.

ORGANS TO SUPPORT WHEN GETTING IMMUNIZATIONS

  1. Support the adrenal system to keep the body’s natural stress responder strong. Getting shots is emotional and physically stressful.
  2. It’s important for our biggest filtration system, the liver, to be working well. The liver is responsible for cleaning the blood and has pathways for removing toxins. This allows vaccines and their byproducts to have the least negative impact.
  3. The gastrointestinal system goes into overdrive, fighting invaders that have entered the body. Supporting the microbiome in the gastrointestinal tract keeps immunity strong.
  4. Vaccines contain toxins which pollute the body and interfere with cellular and mitochondrial function. Removing toxins is a crucial component for the body’s ability to repair and regenerate.

Here are recommendations on how to use BIORAY Therapeutics™, BIORAY® Adults or BIORAY Kids® lines when getting immunized. Choose one line or mix them together for successful support.

Length of time: Take for a minimum of 5 days prior to vaccinations and continue for 3 weeks following each inoculation.

BIORAY Therapeutics™ Suggested Intake: Take each product as instructed on label, twice a day.

  1. Loving Energy®
  2. Liver Life®
  3. CytoFlora®
  4. NDF Plus®, NDF®, (or both)

For kids under 1 year old: A lower dose of NDF Plus®, three times a day is recommended versus a higher dose twice a day.

  • 10 lbs or less
    • 1-2 drops, Liver Life®, 2 times a day
    • 5 drops CytoFlora®, 2 times a day
    • 1-2 drops NDF Plus®, 3 times a day
  • 11-15 lbs
    • 3-4 drops, Liver Life®, 2 times a day
    • 10 drops CytoFlora®, 2 times a day
    • 3-4 drops NDF Plus®, 3 times a day

Bioray Kids® Suggested Intake: Give 1 ml per 25 lbs of body weight of each product, 1-2 times a day.

  1. NDF Calm®
  2. NDF Shine®
  3. NDF Focus®

BIORAY® Adults Suggested Intake: Take 2 ml of each product, 1-2 times a day.

  1. Loving Energy®
  2. Liver Lover™
  3. Belly Mend™
  4. Mind Zeal™
  5. Primary Detox™

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE DAY OF VACCINATION

  • Have an ice pack with you. Immediately following injection, apply ice pack to the area for 15-30 minutes.
  • Homeopathic Remedy Thuja 6x: Take 4 pellets immediately under tongue, and then again 1 hour, 1 ½ hours and 2 hours following vaccination.
  • Rescue Remedy: Take 3-4 times on day of vaccination; before going to the doctor’s appointment, immediately after vaccine and 1-2 times later in the day.

Working with a caring and thoughtful health practitioner is recommended. At BIORAY® supporting you and your family’s health goals is our highest priority.

NATURAL IMMUNITY SUPPORT AND TOXIN REMOVAL DURING ANTIBIOTIC USE

Utilizing natural remedies to support the body’s ability to stay balanced when medications are needed provides us with the best of both worlds. Medications like antibiotics have a negative impact in the body.

  • Antibiotics destroy friendly and beneficial microbiology in the gastrointestinal tract which leaves us susceptible to bad bugs or invaders.
  • Toxic byproducts of antibiotics stress the liver, kidneys, adrenals, GI tract and bowels.

ORGANS TO SUPPORT WHILE USING ANTIBIOTICS

  1. During antibiotic use, it’s important to support the body’s ability to filter toxins by nourishing the liver as well as supporting the adrenals which is the organ system that handles stress. Results are feeling less irritable and better sleep.
  2. Many people experience gut issues or loose stools from antibiotics. Support healthy intestines with beneficial yeast and probiotic lysate during antibiotic use.
  3. After antibiotic use, continue liver, adrenal support and detoxification. It’s important to keep residue left behind from medication moving down and out of the body.
  4. Reestablish beneficial flora in the gastrointestinal tract with your choice of live probiotics.

Here are recommendations on how to use BIORAY Therapeutics™, BIORAY® Adults or Bioray Kids® lines when using antibiotics or other medications. Choose one line or mix them together for successful support.

Length of time: Give recommended products during antibiotic use and continue for 1-3 months depending on length of antibiotic use and severity of symptoms.

BIORAY Therapeutics™ Suggested Intake: Take each product as instructed on label, twice a day.

  1. Loving Energy®
  2. Liver Life®
  3. CytoFlora®
  4. NDF Plus®, NDF®, (or both)

For kids under 1 year old: A lower dose of NDF Plus®, three times a day is recommended versus a higher dose twice a day.

  • 10 lbs or less
    • 1-2 drops, Liver Life®, 2 times a day
    • 5 drops CytoFlora®, 2 times a day
    • 1-2 drops NDF Plus®, 3 times a day
  • 11-15 lbs
    • 3-4 drops, Liver Life®, 2 times a day
    • 10 drops CytoFlora®, 2 times a day
    • 3-4 drops NDF Plus®, 3 times a day

Bioray Kids® Suggested Intake: Give 1 ml per 25 lbs of body weight of each product, 1-2 times a day.

  1. NDF Calm®
  2. NDF Shine®
  3. NDF Focus®

BIORAY® Adults Suggested Intake: Take 2 ml of each product, 1-2 times a day.

  1. Loving Energy®
  2. Liver Lover™
  3. Belly Mend™
  4. Mind Zeal™
  5. Primary Detox™

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Saccharomyces Boulardii – Open up capsule(s) and mix in water or juice. 1-3 capsules, 3x a day.
  • Live Probiotics of your choice – Open capsules and mix in water or juice. 2-4 capsules, 2 times a day.

Our mission at BIORAY® is to educate moms and dads about dietary supplements and food options, so you can keep yourself and your family strong and healthy.

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BIORAY Product Comparison with Symptoms Chart

When to use BIORAY Professional™, BIORAY Kids® & BIORAY Daily™ Products Based on Symptoms

BIORAY® began as a dietary supplement company offering therapeutic products exclusively for practitioners in 1990 known as BIORAY Professional™. With an explosion of children with neurodevelopmental issues and adults with immune issues linked to environmental toxicity, there became a need for two additional product lines; BIORAY Kids® and BIORAY Daily™.

SUMMARY OF PRODUCT LINES

BIORAY Professional™ (The original line) are single focused, therapeutic strength formulations that support healthy organ function, remove environmental toxins and unwanted organisms. These formulas are intended for adults and kids with deep, systemic, or long term issues that require significant support and higher milligram of BIORAY® herbal formulations based in alcohol. Protocols are more complicated, and users need to pay attention to tolerance or work with their healthcare practitioner.

BIORAY Daily™ (the new line for teens and adults) are alcohol free, glycerin tinctures intended for individuals with mild imbalances or symptoms. BIORAY Daily™ offers combination products at 50% the strength of BIORAY Professional™. They can be used before the professional line to begin slow, or after to maintain results. This line of products is similar to BIORAY Kids®, at teen and adult potency. However, they are slightly different formulations as BIORAY Daily™ focuses on issues more commonly found in teens and adults.

BIORAY Kids® (the new line for kids) are alcohol free, glycerin tinctures, intended for children 12 months and over with mild imbalances or symptoms. BIORAY Kids® are combination products at 25% the strength of BIORAY Professional™. They can be used before the professional line to begin slow, or after to maintain results. BIORAY Kids® products address common issues and imbalances found in kids.

We’ve created a “Symptom Guide” for a quick reference. Download a PDF or view the infographic below.

NDF & Chlorine Exposure

With summer here, swimming pools expose us to large concentrations of chlorine. Use NDF or NDF Plus to minimize chlorine in yourself and your child.

A careful study published in an issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrated a downside to the chlorines used in swimming pools. The chlorine that stings the eyes can also irritate the sensitive tissue of the lungs. This is specifically associated to the destruction of the cellular barriers that protect the deep lung (respiratory epithelium), making them “leaky” and more vulnerable. The effects were the same for children wherever they lived and they were strongest in the youngest children.

Promote healthy levels of chemicals in the body, use heavy metal and chemical detoxifier NDF or NDF Plus.

Our research has shown NDF binds to free chlorine additive, the specific type used for spas and swimming pools.
Test 125 grams Chlorine in ½ liter of reverse osmosis water

Pre

Post: Adding
3 ml’s NDF

Post: Adding
3.5 ml’s NDF

Pool/Spa Chlorine Granules
(sodium dic-s-hlorotriazinetrione dihydreate)

10 ppm Chlorine

1 ppm Chlorine

 <0.5 ppm Chlorine

After NDF is added to chlorinated water the chlorine can no longer be detected using a conventional ‘free chlorine’ specific dipstick.

Given that the ingredients in the NDF’s method of action is achieved thru its ion exchange resin activity, micronized cell wall and its constituents that bind to these chemicals; it is proving effective in sequestering chlorine from water. NDF is effective in the removal of organochlorides (chlorine) toxicities. The Control Test: A half liter of reverse osmosis water with 125 grams of the same chlorine pool/spa granules was allowed to sit for the same amount of time (9:49 minutes) as the tests above; then measured for free chlorine. The control water contained the same amount, 10 ppm of chlorine showing that it did not evaporate, while NDF had a measurable and positive effect decreasing free chlorine as seen above.

“NDF and NDF Plus are simple, yet profound; by making all of the valuable aspects of chlorella bio-available. They have been scientifically proven to be the most effective and safest heavy metal, chemical, & neurotoxin detoxifiers in the world today.”Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD.

NDF & Chlorine Exposure

With summer here, swimming pools expose us to large concentrations of chlorine. Use NDF or NDF Plus to minimize chlorine in yourself and your child.

A careful study published in an issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrated a downside to the chlorines used in swimming pools. The chlorine that stings the eyes can also irritate the sensitive tissue of the lungs. This is specifically associated to the destruction of the cellular barriers that protect the deep lung (respiratory epithelium), making them “leaky” and more vulnerable. The effects were the same for children wherever they lived and they were strongest in the youngest children.

Promote healthy levels of chemicals in the body, use heavy metal and chemical detoxifier NDF or NDF Plus. 

Our research has shown NDF binds to free chlorine additive, 
the specific type used for spas and swimming pools.
Test 125 grams Chlorine in ½ liter of reverse osmosis water

Pre

Post: Adding
3 ml’s NDF

Post: Adding
3.5 ml’s NDF

Pool/Spa Chlorine Granules
(sodium dic-s-hlorotriazinetrione dihydreate)

10 ppm Chlorine

1 ppm Chlorine

 After NDF is added to chlorinated water the chlorine can no longer be detected using a conventional ‘free chlorine’ specific dipstick. Given that the ingredients in the NDF’s method of action is achieved thru its ion exchange resin activity, micronized cell wall and its constituents that bind to these chemicals; it is proving effective in sequestering chlorine from water. NDF is effective in the removal of organochlorides (chlorine) toxicities. The Control Test: A half liter of reverse osmosis water with 125 grams of the same chlorine pool/spa granules was allowed to sit for the same amount of time (9:49 minutes) as the tests above; then measured for free chlorine. The control water contained the same amount, 10 ppm of chlorine showing that it did not evaporate, while NDF had a measurable and positive effect decreasing free chlorine as seen above.

“NDF and NDF Plus are simple, yet profound; by making all of the valuable aspects of chlorella bio-available. They have been scientifically proven to be the most effective and safest heavy metal, chemical, & neurotoxin detoxifiers in the world today.”

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD.

Dispelling 10 Detox Myths with Science Based Facts & Tips for Mitigating a Detox Reaction

by Tami Wilken, CNHP and Stephanie Ray, CNHP, USA

MYTH #1: “Detox is scary and dangerous!”

FACT: Detoxification is a natural process that happens every single day in a healthy functioning body. It is the way any living organism removes waste (metabolizes or breaks down) beneficial foods, herbs, etc. after ingestion. This waste is carried out through the bowels or urinary pathways. This is the natural way that the body detoxifies itself. It is only dangerous when it is NOT happening.

MYTH #2: “There is only one way to safely detoxify heavy metals, especially mercury!”

FACT: There are multiple ways you can safely and effectively detoxify heavy metals. When someone says there is only one way to do anything in life, including detoxification, this is a huge red flag! This type of information is based on fear, not facts. There are many ways to safely detoxify from heavy metals, including mercury.

MYTH #3: “You MUST dose by the half-life or use AC protocol otherwise you are playing Russian Roulette with your family.”

FACT: This is a fear based statement, not based on science. We are not aware of published studies showing that low frequent dosing / half-life dosing is more effective than other detoxification protocols. It is a slower detoxification method which works for some people, but like any detoxification program, it does not work well for everyone. Note: ‘AC protocol’ stands for ‘Andrew Cutler protocol’ and involves dosing chelators by their half-life including DMSA or DMPS. This protocol advises against using chlorella with individuals who are mercury toxic.

MYTH #4: “NDF® and NDF Plus® are ‘chelators’.”

FACT: BIORAY® products are NOT chelators; they are natural heavy metal and chemical detoxifiers. Chelators are chemically based substances that pull both toxic metals and essential nutrients from the body — they are also deemed a drug by the FDA. NDF® and NDF Plus® are dietary supplements that are all natural plant based detoxifiers which remove toxic heavy metals and chemicals while balancing essential nutrients. Get rid of the bad. Keep the good. A win win situation.

MYTH #5: “The half-life of NDF® & NDF Plus® is unknown.”

FACT: The half-life of NDF® & NDF Plus® is 2 hours.

MYTH #6: “Redistribution only happens when you do not dose the detox product you are using by its half-life.”

FACT: Redistribution happens every single day, as a part of the normal physiological processes in the body, regardless if you are using a detox agent or not. However, we do want to make sure we are moving toxins out of the body, as quickly as possible without causing a back up which triggers irritation. For this reason, we want to support the adrenals, the elimination pathways (bowels, liver, kidneys) and use a dose of the detox agent that is appropriate for an individual’s tolerance. This increases elimination, decreases reabsorption of toxins and supports the body’s ability to handle the detox process.

MYTH #7: “Dosing low and by the half life avoids redistribution.”

FACT: Using a low dose and giving it every few hours allows the body to eliminate toxins slow and consistently as the body naturally would if it were functioning well on its own. That is a great thing. However, if the natural elimination pathways are blocked, sluggish or inefficient such as the bowels not moving daily, it doesn’t matter what detox agent or protocol you use, you will be reabsorbing additional toxins. Sluggish bowels increase reabsorption, redistribution, as well as irritations.

MYTH #8: “A detox reaction means mercury is being driven into my brain.”

FACT: Yes, we’ve heard this one. The ultimate fear based statement versus fact. A detox reaction may occur when the dose of a detox supplement or medication is too high. This causes toxins to be mobilized faster than our organs of elimination can comfortably excrete. The excess is then removed through our lungs and/or skin resulting in symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, skin irritation or sweating. Head pain, body aches, irritability, trouble sleeping or feeling generally unwell can all be symptoms of a detox reaction. Children may be more emotional or have challenging behaviors as they can’t always say, ‘My tummy hurts” or “I don’t feel well.”

While detox reactions don’t tend to be dangerous, they are uncomfortable and unnecessary. A detox reaction is the body’s way of saying, “This is too much for me right now. Slow down.”  When the dose is appropriate for the individual’s detoxification abilities, they should feel the same or better. If you or your child feels worse, reduce their dose, make sure the bowels are moving daily, and maintain proper hydration (drink half your body weight pounds in ounces of water). Adding in fresh squeezed lemons is a great way to support the liver and kidneys ability to filter toxins. After you feel good again, you can then proceed with a lower dose.

MYTH #9: “A detox reaction means it is working!”

FACT: No! A detox reaction means your body is stressed out. Detoxing too quickly triggers the release of cortisol from the adrenal glands. High cortisol levels can inhibit the immune response, lead to unstable blood sugars, increase histamine, and cause an imbalance in electrolytes like sodium and potassium. Cortisol must also be broken down and filtered by the liver. The last thing we want to do when trying to reestablish healthy balance in the body is create unnecessary work for the liver.  This ultimately slows down the healing process. When we detox in a way our organ systems can handle, we feel good and this allows deep healing to take place more quickly.

MYTH #10: “Chlorella is not an effective binder of toxins. It picks up heavy metals and redistributes them into the brain.”

FACT: Say what?! Chlorella is a very effective detoxifier. It both mobilizes and binds to toxins. The cell wall of chlorella found in NDF® and NDF Plus® is a mucopolysaccharide ion exchange resin (M.I.E.R) that forms both ionic and double bonds with toxic heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides and escorts them out of the body. Due to BIORAY’s micronization process, it’s ability to remove toxins is enhanced by 50 times that of regular chlorella. NDF® and NDF Plus® also contain cilantro which supports the mobilization of toxins as well as beneficial probiotic lysates to support healthy gut structure and function throughout the detoxification process. Research shows that neither NDF® or NDF Plus® remove beneficial minerals or create imbalances.  They act like as adaptogens, which are herbs that restore the natural homeostasis in the body and bring essential elements back towards balance.

There are over 900 scientific papers which have studied the effectiveness and safety of chlorella. Here are a few you might find interesting:

  • Chlorella has a beneficial impact on the brain and body.
    • Rats exposed to lead experience an 87% decrease in glutathione in the brain. However, rats exposed to lead and given chlorella experienced a significant increase in glutathione. In fact, all rats exposed to lead and then given various amounts of chlorella had a higher level of glutathione, compared to the control group which was never exposed to lead at all.
    • Chlorella supplementation supports healthy body weight, a decrease of lead bioaccumulation in the tissues (brain, liver and kidneys) and prompted lead excretion.
    • Chlorella decreases symptoms related to lead toxicity, has a beneficial impact as an antioxidant, supports healthy lipids and cellular compartments.
  • Chlorella decreases the transfer of methylmercury to the fetus as well as the accumulation of mercury in the mother’s brain.
  • Chlorella decreases the transfer of dioxin to the fetus during pregnancy and through the mother’s breast milk while nursing.
  • Chlorella improves the nutritional status in pregnant women, which is noted to be the main cause of pregnancy related health imbalances.
  • Chlorella increases IgA concentrations in the breastmilk which supports healthy immune function.
  • Chlorella stimulates the growth of beneficial probiotic, lactobacillus acidophilus by 400%.
  • Babies given chlorella milk in place of regular milk, due to immune sensitivities, were found to grow at a healthier rate and eliminate skin irritations.
  • Chlorella provides benefit with chemically-induced liver imbalances.

A Practical Approach to Avoid Detox Reactions and Redistribution of Toxins

If the liver or kidneys are congested, the bowels are not moving efficiently and/or the dose of a detoxifier is too high, more metals will be mobilized than the organs can comfortably excrete. This increases the chance of experiencing a detox reaction and contributes to redistribution.

Here are 7 helpful steps to mitigate detox reactions, the redistribution of toxins and promote balance in the body:

  1. Support the structure and function of the liver.
  2. Restore healthy first morning urine pH to 5.5 – 6.2 range.
  3. Stay properly hydrated to flush toxins.
  4. Move the bowels at least twice a day.
  5. Balance chemical chelators with natural binding agents such as NDF® or NDF Plus®, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, modified citrus pectin.
  6. Use appropriate dose of detoxifiers. Begin with a low dose and titrate up as tolerated. Increase dosage as body’s terrain comes into balance.
  7. Give constitutional support remedies.

There are Two Main Things to Know About Any Chlorella Product You Choose:

  • Use a verified pure source of chlorella. Chlorella is an amazing detoxifier for the environment and for the body. This means the chlorella you choose needs to be clean, otherwise it won’t be as impactful in cleaning the toxins out of your body. BIORAY’s ingredients are the highest quality, from the purest sources. The chlorella in our formulas is tested to be free of harmful toxins, pathogens and radioactive isotopes.
  • Use micronized chlorella. The cell wall of chlorella is very hard, making it challenging to digest, and contributing to tummy upset and sluggish bowels for many individuals. However, by micronizing the cell wall with Bioray’s proprietary process, the chlorella is ‘predigested’ so the benefits of the ingredients are immediately available upon ingestion without the digestive issues.

How Were BIORAY Therapeutic Formulas Created?

BIORAY’s original formulations were created in clinic by Dr. Timothy Ray using Dr. Carey Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI) testing. By measuring an individual’s sugar, salts, ammonia and nitrates through urine and saliva analysis, Dr. Ray modified each formula to insure the combination of ingredients supported specific organ systems. In clinic, underlying every imbalance he encountered, was heavy metal and chemical toxicity. NDF® and NDF Plus®, as well as other formulations, are his contribution to a worldwide problem which continues to wreak havoc for all of us and particularly our children.

Timothy Ray, OMD, L.Ac. (retired) held private practices in the Santa Monica, CA area from 1983-2004. Graduating valedictorian of his class, he practiced acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the first seven years of his practice, and then began the study of Biological Medicine, both in the U.S. and in Germany. That included Dark Field Microscopy, Biological Terrain Analysis, Complex German Homeopathy, EAV, The Performance 2001, Mayr Cure, Nutrition, Reams Testing, Oxygen Therapies, Pleomorphism and Sanum Therapy, A.R.T., NAET, Laser Therapy, and other related modalities. He has published several articles and case histories in peer-reviewed journals. He now resides in Europe and teaches terrain management in Vienna, Austria.

Today, Stephanie Ray, CNHP, is President and CEO of BIORAY and BIORAY Kids. She and Dr. Ray met in a Chinese herbal store in Venice, California in 1989. They created several biological medical clinics together over the span of 14 years. In 2010, Stephanie and her team began working with Generation Rescue’s family grant program. Since then she has led several intervention studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, and created BIORAY Kids and BIORAY Adult lines to counter the negative impact environmental toxins have on the body. Stephanie Ray has studied Reams Testing, Mayr Cure, Biological Terrain Analysis, Chinese herbalism, Tonic herbalism, and will be completing her naturopathic doctorate in 2017.

END NOTE

Environmental toxicity is costly to all of us and particularly to children below the age of 5 and the economically disadvantaged. One in five children has unhealthy levels of mercury in their body today. Since 1974, we’ve known 80% of chronic degenerative issues are caused by environmental toxins. This is a worldwide issue. The costs are too high to stay ignorant about the many successful paradigms to remove heavy metals and chemicals from the body. We are very sensitive and clear that no single product, food or herb, doctor or company has all the answers for everyone. It takes a multi-modality, multi-product, multi-support approach to heal a human who is suffering from environmental toxicity.

Easy Steps on Where to Start

If you are ready to begin the detox process with BIORAY Therapeutic products, we have provided you with easy steps on Where to Start. These steps follow our clinical experience taking people through successful detoxification. If you have any additional questions, please email info@bioray.com or call us to schedule a free consultation at 1-888-635-9582.

References:

  1. World Health Organization. Children Are Not Little Adults. Children’s Health and the Environment WHO Training Package for the Health Sector World Health Organization. July 2008.
  2. Jennifer Z.J. Maccani, Devin C. Koestler, Barry Lester, Andrés Houseman, David A. Armstrong, Karl T. Kelsey, and Carmen J. Marsit.  Placental DNA Methylation Related to Both Infant Toenail Mercury and Adverse Neurobehavioral Outcomes. Environmental Health Perspectives. Volume 123, Issue 7, July 2015.
  3. S. Ray and T. Wilken. How Plant-Based Detoxifiers Benefit Chemical Detoxifiers. Published in Explore For The Professional. © 2012
  4. Timothy Ray, OMD LAc (Retired) The Mitigation of Mercury Vapor Inhalation and Exhalation in People with Dental Amalgam Fillings. Published in Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. #232 ©2002
  5. HyeJun Yun, Inhye Kim, Sung-Hee Kwon, Ju-Seop Kang, and Ae-SonOm. Protective Effect of Chlorella vulgaris against Lead-Induced Oxidative Stress in Rat Brains. ResearchGate. 2011.
  6. Uchikawa T, Maruyama I, Kumamoto S, Ando Y, Yasutake A. Chlorella suppresses methylmercury transfer to the fetus in pregnant mice. PubMed. 2011.
  7. Nakano S1, Noguchi T, Takekoshi H, Suzuki G, Nakano M. Maternal-fetal distribution and transfer of dioxins in pregnant women in Japan, and attempts to reduce maternal transfer with Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplements. PubMed. 2005.
  8. S. Ray and T. Wilken. How Plant-Based Detoxifiers Benefit Chemical Detoxifiers. Explore For The Professional. ©2012
  9. Nakano S1, Takekoshi H, Nakano M. Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplementation decreases dioxin and increases immunoglobulin a concentrations in breast milk. PubMed. 2007
  10. L. Yan, S. U. Lim, I. H. Kim. Effect of Fermented Chlorella Supplementation on Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility, Blood Characteristics, Fecal Microbial and Fecal Noxious Gas Content in Growing Pigs. PubMed. 2012
  11. Takechi, Yoshiro. The Science of Chlorella. Tokyo: Takechi Chlorella Research Center, 1967.
  12. Peng HY1, Chu YC, Chen SJ, Chou ST “Hepatoprotection of chlorella against carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative damage in rats.” PubMed. 2009
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  14. Dr. Timothy Ray, OMD, LAc. Heavy Metal Detox without A ‘Healing Crisis’. Explore For the Professional. © 2001. Volume 10, Number 6.
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  16. WHO, World Health Organization, Florence, Italy, 1974

Chlorine… The harmful truth

With summer here, swimming pools expose us to large concentrations of chlorine. Use NDF® or NDF Plus® to minimize chlorine in yourself and your child.

Swim safe at the beach or in your pool!

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has people reaching for their natural detox products, especially those who are headed to the beach or swimming pools. Many of America’s beaches are filled with pollution from stormwater and boats, while swimming pools expose us to large concentrations of chlorine. These toxins can be harmful to your health.

A study published in an issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrated chlorine used in swimming pools that sting your eyes and irritate your skin can also disrupt the sensitive tissue of your lungs. This is associated to the destruction of the cellular barriers that protect the deep lung (respiratory epithelium), making them “leaky” and more vulnerable to the passage of allergens. The effects were the same for children wherever they lived and they were strongest in the youngest children.

To minimize the effects chlorine can have on you and your child we recommend taking 3 – 5 drops of NDF® or NDF Plus® in clean water before swimming and/or immediately after. Our research has shown NDF® & NDF Plus® bind to free chlorine additive, the specific type used for spas and swimming pools.

After NDF® or NDF Plus® is added to chlorinated water the chlorine can no longer be detected using a conventional ‘free chlorine’ specific dipstick. The method of action in NDF® & NDF Plus® is achieved thru their ion exchange resin activity, micronized cell wall and constituents that bind to these chemicals. NDF® & NDF Plus® are effective in the removal of organochlorines (chlorine) toxicities.

Prevention and Detoxification are Key!

Be informed! 

The NRDC website has debuted a new online tool, which informs you of safest and least polluted beaches in your area.

“Having that information when you’re planning the trip is far more important than when you’ve taken the trip,” said Steve Fleischli, director of NRDC’s Water Program, according to the news source.

There were approximately 301 million swimming visits each year by persons over the age of six in the United States in 2009!

Keep the swimming in. Take the toxins out!

Our research has shown NDF® & NDF Plus® binds to toxic heavy metals and chemicals including the free chlorine additive used in spas and swimming pools, making BIORAY’s NDF® & NDF Plus® the perfect support for all you swimmers! NDF® & NDF Plus® are effective and safe herbal dietary supplements that minimize the negative effects chlorine and other toxins have on you and your child.

Receive 30% Off when You Choose Any of the Following Products or Product Combinations that Include NDF & NDF Plus! Order Now!

The Biology of Being Exhausted

Growing up, my mother used to say, “We’re a napping family”. As a little kid, I accepted that and layed down to take my naps. My mom and I napped almost every day of my childhood until I went to first grade. It turns out she knew what many great parents know or eventually figure out: crabby kids and unhappy stressed out moms show up for dinner, instead of the loving people they really are when well rested. What she discovered for our family is that exhaustion is a function of the adrenal reserves in need of “refueling”.

Most of us experience adrenal exhaustion on a daily basis. In fact, if the title of this article drew you in: you probably have it as well. Today, it is common for many Americans to:

  • Grab a cup of coffee for energy to start the day and consume caffeinated drinks or sugary snacks to try to sustain their energy throughout the day.
  • Go to bed late, wake up early, and push through fatigue instead of laying down to rest.
  • Choose food based on convenience versus nutritional value.
  • Be on the run while eating, paying little attention to eating without stress and chewing food well.

Dr. John Tinterra, a doctor who specialized in adrenal function, surmised in 1969 that 66% of the public could be classified as having severe adrenal exhaustion. That was before the internet, mobile phones, online gaming, lack of physical education in school and the need for us to be on top of information exponentially increased. This applies to both children and adults. Let’s face it, we are a society of fast food eaters, (white, starchy, sugary, salty, and creamy), putting more onto the calendar than is humanly possible, and not stopping to refresh or reset our heart and minds (even for 10 minutes!). These things throw the biology of the body out of balance, affecting our sympathetic nervous system and adrenal function.

Adrenal Stress – What are some of the signs? 

  • Energy crashes at different points in the day
  • Low self esteem due to low energy output
  • Feeling anxious
  • Craving sugar or salt
  • Dilated pupils
  • Poor appetite in the morning
  • Decreased tolerance to cold
  • Sensitivity to lights and loud noises
  • Apathy
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Low blood sugar episodes
  • Low levels of gastric hydrochloric acid
  • Sluggish bowels
  • Histamine imbalance
  • Unreasonable fears, due to low energy and possibly high copper toxicity

The adrenal glands are rounded disc-shaped glands about 3-4 inches across. One sits on top of each kidney, located on either side of your lower back, just above where your ribs end. They secrete a number of hormones that prepare our bodies to respond to stress, and they are essential for life.

Change Your Biology

Many of us have become adept at overriding the signals that the adrenals give us when they need replenishing with rest, good food, or quenching a thirst. To begin to unravel adrenal exhaustion you may want to consider restoring and fortifying your adrenals by adding any of the following into your week:

  1. Loving Energy, a supreme adrenal tonic based on an ancient formulation created by Taoist monks. These monks would keep a pot of this tea going all day in the kitchen. Several times a day, when they took a break from their prayers and studies, they would drink a cup full. Enjoy the full and thirst quenching flavors of schizandra berries, licorice, spirit reishi mushroom and eleuthero ginseng.
  2. Liver Life®, a superior liver formula, supports healthy regulation of stress hormones by the liver.
  3. A 20-minute power nap, the optimal amount of time most supported by research. Set an alarm; turn off the “beeps” of electronic notifications. Add 5–10 minutes to allow time for relaxation for the actual nap. Choose a relaxation ritual for yourself to signal your mind it’s okay to fall asleep. Do not go over 30-40 minutes as this may create deep sleep and cause what’s called sleep inertia.
  4. Decrease caffeine products, slowly but surely. You will have a huge amount of energy after 7 days decreasing and ultimately eliminating caffeine and replacing it with herbs or food that replenish the adrenal energy.
  5. Increase intake of adrenal or yin forming food and herbs: Water, salty flavored foods (miso soup, sea salt, salted raw sauerkraut or kimchi) kidney shaped food (black beans, kidney beans – most beans), blue and black food (blueberries, blackberries, mulberries), seafood (fish, shrimp, seaweeds), seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower, black sesame), nuts (walnuts, chestnuts), animal products (pork, duck, lamb, eggs, and cheese), bone-marrow broths and soups, grains (barley, millet), vegetables (asparagus, deep green leafy vegetables, celery, and cucumber), tonics (chlorella and kelp), moistening herbs (nettles, oatstraw, marshmallow, slippery elm, comfrey, aloe vera gel, rehmannia root, coix).

I’m reminded of a little girl crying and her brother asks with annoyance, “Did you have your nap today?” Irritated, the little girl replies, “No!”  We are all susceptible to over extending ourselves. These 5 easy steps will make a huge difference with how you perceive what is going on in your world.  Happy napping!

Tips: A Quick Start to Power Napping

  1. Play your favorite power nap soundtrack.
  2. Find a comfortable position.
  3. Slowly relax each part of your body.
  4. Clear your mind.
  5. Slow down your breathing; breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Does Your Family Love to Swim?

By Stephanie Ray, President, BIORAY Inc.

With summer here, many of us plan to hit the beach and the swimming pools to keep cool. However, pools expose us to large concentrations of chlorine and the beach exposes us to other toxins. Use NDF® or NDF Plus® to minimize chlorine and toxins in yourself and your child.

Swim safe at the beach or in your pool!

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has people reaching for their natural detox products, especially those who are headed to the beach or swimming pools. Many of America’s beaches are filled with pollution from stormwater and boats, while swimming pools expose us to large concentrations of chlorine. These toxins can be harmful to your health.

A study published in an issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrates the chlorine used in swimming pools that sting your eyes and irritate your skin can also disrupt the sensitive tissue of your lungs. This is associated to the destruction of the cellular barriers that protect the deep lung (respiratory epithelium), making them “leaky” and more vulnerable to the passage of allergens. The effects were the same for children wherever they lived and they were strongest in the youngest children.

To minimize the effects chlorine and other toxins can have on you and your child, taking 3 – 5 drops of NDF® or NDF Plus® before swimming and immediately after is recommended. Research has shown NDF® binds to free chlorine additive, the specific type used for spas and swimming pools, as well as dioxin, PCB’s, lindane and other chemicals.

After NDF® is added to chlorinated water, the chlorine can no longer be detected using a conventional ‘free chlorine’ specific dipstick. Given that NDF’s method of action is achieved thru its ion exchange resin activity, micronized cell wall and its constituents that bind to these chemicals; it has proven effective in sequestering chlorine from water. Both NDF® and NDF Plus® are effective in the removal of organochlorides (chlorine).

Prevention and Detoxification are Key!

Be informed! The NRDC website has debuted a new online tool, which informs you of safest and least polluted beaches in your area.  “Having that information when you’re planning the trip is far more important than when you’ve taken the trip,” said Steve Fleischli, director of NRDC’s Water Program, according to the news source.

There were approximately 301 million swimming visits each year
by persons over the age of six in the United States in 2009!

Keep the swimming in. Take the toxins out!

BIORAY’s NDF® or NDF Plus® is the perfect support for all swimmers! NDF® and NDF Plus® are effective and safe herbal dietary supplements that minimizes the negative effects chlorine and other toxins have on you and your child.

LAB RELEASE: Using CytoFlora®, Child Improves Neurological Symptoms, Detoxification and Mitochondrial Irritation

Comparison Organic Acid Testing (OAT) shows CytoFlora®, an innovative probiotic lysate, enhances the body’s ability to process unhealthy gut flora Candida and Clostridia, while improving nutrient absorption and detoxification systems in the body.

Before CytoFlora® intervention, 5 year old male presented with defiance and temper tantrums. He had difficulty making and using grammatically correct sentences and a diminished ability to communicate overall. Baseline OAT shows elevated markers in the following areas: yeast and fungal, oxalate metabolites, Krebs cycle metabolites, neurotransmitter metabolism, along with a decreased ability to absorb nutrients and detoxify acid debris*.

After 3-months intake of CytoFlora®, this young boy’s OAT shows dramatic improvements in 75 out of 77 metabolites. His physical and behavioral improvements include “more compliance, less defiance, less tantrums. He communicates his needs now with more grammatically correct sentences”. His ability to detoxify and utilize nutrients has significantly improved along with a increased energy and mental functionality*.

What Is the Organic Acid Urinary Analysis – OAT?
Urine organic acid testing is useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of individuals with inborn errors of organic acid metabolism, inborn errors of amino acid metabolism, urea cycle defects, and defects of the mitochondrial respiratory chain.

Limitations – Organic acid analysis may fail to detect certain disorders that are characterized by minimal or intermittent metabolite excretion.

LH-Neurotransmitter

What Do Improvements in These Markers Indicate?

HVA and VMA are released in the body in response to physical and emotional stress. This marker is commonly elevated in individuals with heavy metal toxicity* and gastrointestinal imbalances*.  The changes in HVA/VMA suggest that this child was able to significantly improve his adrenal function and decrease his stress response in the body.

5-HydroxyIndoleacetic (5 – HIAA) is the primary metabolite of serotonin excreted in the urine. High levels of this metabolite can cause flushing in the face and neck, loose stools, gastrointestinal discomfort and respiratory issues. Imbalances of serotonin is one of the most common biological findings in autism.

LH-DetoxificationWhat Do Improvements in These Markers Indicate?

Elevated Pyroglutamic Acid indicates intracellular glutathione deficiency which is often attributed to exposure of acetaminophen (OTC pain reliever). The changes suggest that this child is able to process toxic metabolites*.

The changes in Orotic Acid suggest that this child was able to decrease excess ammonia, which often results from toxicity in the liver and decrease 2-Hydroxyhippuric Acid, a by-product of the sweetener aspartame*.

Intake Details

Child’s diet has not changed from the pre and post comparison tests. He maintains a high oxalate diet of “quite a lot of nuts every day”. Child began at a lower dose of CytoFlora®. Following his first OAT, his intake increased over 2 weeks until reaching 5 droppers 2x per day. He continued this dose for 2 1/2 months.

Full lab tests can be found here:
Pre CytoFlora OAT
Post CytoFlora OAT

References: 

Are GMOs the culprit for your stomach ache?

The Facts About GMO 

Moms Unite to BAN Monsanto’s Roundup

Would you eat corn that has bacteria genes spliced into it? If you find this disturbing, you are not the only one. In fact 26 countries ban the cultivation and import of genetically engineered crops. However, the U.S. has no labeling or safety evaluation requirements for GMO foods. The only labeling done is voluntarily by organic food producers who seek out non-GMO certification.

What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Genetically engineered crops and livestock – also known as genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) – have become a large part of the food web.

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material combines DNA from one species to be injected into another species creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. GMOs are being created for herbicide resistance or pesticide production from bacteria into food crops.

“The promise was that you could use less chemicals and produce a greater yield. But let me tell you none of this is true.” – Bill Christison, President of the US National Family Farm Coalition.

GMO Food is Not Safe
Genetically modifying crops such as wheat, corn, canola, sugar, soy and others provide them with survival advantages and extends their shelf life. However, companies like Monsanto manufacture GMO food that contain the herbicide and pesticide Roundup. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. Glyphosate  is contraindicated for a healthy functioning body.

What’s Wrong With the Glyphosate in Roundup?

  • Inhibits the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut
  • Pathogenic bacteria in the gut are resistant to glyphosate
  • Disrupts endocrine function and promotes unhealthy cellular function.
  • Harms the liver and increases oxidative stress.
  • Reduces uptake of essential minerals in plants (our food).
  • Decreases sperm count and increases abnormal sperm in mice.
  • Inhibits the liver and kidneys’ ability to eliminate xenobiotics,  nitrates, heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene and other toxins.
  • Interferes with shikimate pathway leading to depletion of nutrients, melatonin. sulfate and tryptophan.

Monsanto insists that glyphosate is not harmful to humans, suggesting that its mechanism of action in plants – the disruption of the shikimate pathway – is not present in humans. This is untrue however, the shikimate pathway is involved inhuman gut bacteria, which accounts for approximately 3% of our total body mass, helps with digestion, synthesizes vitamins, detoxifies toxins, and is an important part of our immune system.

Additionally, GMO foods leave the liver and kidneys unable to effectively detoxify nitrates, heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and benzene by inhibiting CYP enzymes. The liver’s inability to adequately metabolize these toxins is a major contributing factor in unhealthy cellular function.

What Can You Do To Protect Your Family? 
Avoiding bioengineered food is difficult unless you are eating 100% organic.  Consuming organic, unprocessed or minimally processed food is the best way we know to achieve optimal health. However, we know this isn’t always feasible. So when you do have to eat out or choose conventionally grown food, take NDF® or NDF Plus® before or with your meals. Research shows chlorella, an ingredient found in NDF® & NDF Plus® helps to block absorption of food mutagens.

Moms Unite to Ban Glyphosate
Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution requested a meeting with the EPA. When their efforts were ignored, they took action, rallying supporters. After 5 days of 10,000 moms calling from all over the country, the EPA set up a meeting. Activist moms had their families tested for glyphosate which showed unsafe levels in their drinking water, in their breast milk and in their children’s urine.

Co-founder of Moms Across America, Zen Honeycutt had her middle child, tested for glyphosate after learning about the link between glyphosate and autism. His urine had eight times more than is allowed in drinking water in the E.U. Honeycutt eliminated glyphosate from his diet. After six weeks, the glyphosate was out of his system and so were his symptoms of autism. He stopped hitting people, and his grades improved from D’s to A’s.  After a year of eating organic food, which is free of glyphosate, her eldest son’s walnut allergy went from a 19 to a 0.2 and is no longer life-threatening.

“It was a huge mistake by both the U.S. government and the biotech industry to promote and release products without long-term independent studies. What we are now looking at with glyphosate-based herbicides is a similar situation to what we all faced in the 20th Century with PCBs, DDT and Agent Orange,” Henry Rowlands, Director of Sustainable Crops concluded.

How Common are GMOs?
According to the USDA, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. grocery store.

  • 93% of soy
  • 93% of cotton
  • 86% of corn
  • 90% of canola

Land area used for genetically modified crops by country (1996–2009), in millions of hectares. In 2011, the land area used was 160 million hectares, or 1.6 million square kilometers.[48]

It’s time to turn the tide against GMOs. As parents we have tremendous power in demanding safe food for ourselves and our children, and making it evident by what we choose to purchase that we will accept nothing less. We all make an impact every day as consumers and by sharing information.  The choice is ours. Spread the word.