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Logos is in the News!

Logos Nutritionals  just announced an Online Sweepstakes Promotion called “Win a Year’s Supply of Health” that runs from now until June 30.  You can win $50 weekly drawings or the Grand Prize worth $500… no purchase necessary. 

To check it out, go to the Logos Home Page and click on the sweepstakes banner.

Logos Nutritionals 2010 Review and Look Ahead

As I look back and reflect on the year 2010, I am very thankful for God’s provision and grace in the midst of such a difficult economy.  Like most companies that survived last year,  Logos did not experience tremendous revenue growth, but we made significant strides forward in strengthening our ability to serve you and in preparing for the rapid growth we anticipate this year.

Some of last year’s outstanding accomplishments were:

1.    Product Improvement and Development remained a priority. 
•    Liver CS Plus was reformulated from a tablet to a capsule and the prized detoxification formula was even further improved with the addition of N-Acetyl Cysteine. 
•    Monolaurin, a potent antiviral/antimicrobial extract derived from coconuts was added to our line of authentic natural medicines. 
•    The Burgstiner Wellness Protocol Trial/Travel Packs (one week supply of individual dose packets) were introduced with such success that we are now working on a
Thirty Day Supply Pack.
•     Several other projects were begun that will soon be introduced, such as a revolutionary new sleep formula, a new thymic formula in capsules, and a groundbreaking new cardiovascular health formula.

 2.    Developing our customer service potential remained a priority.
•    Negotiated strategic agreements with suppliers to streamline inventory control and supply chain functions to allow for unimpeded growth.
•    Enhanced fulfillment capabilities – scalable for growth.
•    Upgraded Internal Communications system.
•    Discovered and repaired design flaws in company website to improve customer experience and organic search visibility.

3.    Marketing and Communications remained a priority.
•    The Logos Website Continues to grow – (Nearly 600,000 unique visitors last year, 77% of them new)
•    Developed Social Media Outreach Program including this blog, published articles, a Facebook Page and most recently, a Twitter Page and Broadcast Feed.
•    Thanks to you, the word is getting out about Logos!

In these difficult economic times, every business must necessarily concern itself with market share and the bottom line, but regardless of how large it grows, Logos will always measure its success by the impact it has in the lives of its employees, vendors and especially its customers.
 
We look forward to the challenges and opportunities of 2011 with great anticipation.  We plan to continue expansion of our product line and web presence, and build quality relationships with medical practitioners who can help document and validate the efficacy of our amazing products.  Most of all, we look forward to continuing to serve you.

On behalf of our entire team at Logos Nutritionals, we thank you again for your loyal support!

Diabetes and Insulin Resistance Linked to Gut Flora in Study of Obese Patients

redbacteria2 Diabetes and insulin resistance were linked to gut flora in a rather unusual study recently reported on at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. In the study, insulin sensitivity in obese patients with a set of symptoms known as metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) was improved with a fecal transplant from thin donors.

Yes, you read that correctly… I said a fecal transplant from thin donors!

According to Anne Vrieze MD and colleagues of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, after six weeks, peripheral insulin sensitivity significantly improved in 18 patients who received feces from lean donors compared with those who received an autologous (self-provided) transplant (P<o.o5).

“This confirms the potential role of gut microbiota in the disturbance of glucose and lipid metabolism in obesity,” Vrieze said during the presentation. “The challenge is to use this knowledge to develop therapies.”

Umm, May I make a suggestion?  PROBIOTICS… especially broad spectrum, high potency probiotics like Essential Flora.  This is not the first study to link diabetes, insulin resistance and obesity to inadequate levels of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract.

Digestive health and immune system integrity depend in large measure on the balance of power in the gut.  We know that the gut plays a major role in immunity (it is said that 80% of our immune cells are found in the gut) and in regulating hormones that impact both obesity and diabetes that is linked to obesity.

While fecal transplantation programs are certainly not common, the idea is being investigated in the U.S. based upon reports of successful treatments with chronic GI tract infections involving the bacteria Clostridium difficile.

Studies in animals have also demonstrated a link between gut flora and obesity, “…as animals given bacteria from the feces of obese mice had a significantly greater increase in total body fat than those colonized with a “lean” microbiota”, Vrieze said.

The researchers saw increased inflammation in both groups following transplant, and cytokines are currently being analyzed. Bacteria from the jejunum are also in the process of being assessed to determine specific changes to the gut flora.

From this research, it appears that there is a significant difference in the gut flora of thin and obese individuals. It is not yet clearly understood how certain bacteria seem to be able to trigger genes that influence insulin metabolism and obesity, but there is certainly a growing mountain of evidence for the importance of probiotics in the diet and as a foundational natural health supplement.

Naturopathic physicians who are presented with a patient with diabetes or metabolic syndrome will always start with probiotics because they are so fundamental to digestive and immune health.  Enhancing insulin sensitivity and controlling inflammation are helpful to all of us, but especially to those who are predisposed to diabetes.

Primary source: European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Source reference:
Vrieze A, et al “Metabolic effects of transplanting gut microbiota from lean donors to subjects with metabolic syndrome” EASD 2010; Abstract 90.

Logos Announces Bioenergetic Product Test Kits

IMG_0641 Many medical practitioners today use various biofeedback tools and techniques to help diagnose and treat their patients. Some use muscle testing or kinesiology while others use electrodermal screening or other computerized means of receiving valuable feedback from the body.

Whether they are using natural or computer assisted biofeedback techniques, our new Logos Nutritionals Bioenergetic Product Test Kit will prove very useful in assessing and addressing the nutritional needs of their patients.

Bioenergetic Practitioners can order a test kit by calling Logos Customer Service at (800)556-5530. With their kit they will also receive a copy of the Logos Product Information Guide or company catalog, which contains brief product descriptions and ingredients of each of our outstanding natural medicines. Individual Product Specification Sheets are also available online on the Catalog and Product Spec Sheets page of our website (as is the catalog).

Bioenergetic testing allows practitioners to tailor their nutritional support recommendations based upon the unique requirements of the patient. Every Logos formula is represented in the test kit. Each sample vial contains ingredients equivalent to one (1) capsule, caplet or gelcap, and is intended for testing only. The vials are organized in the same order as they appear within each section of the catalog, and inside the lid is a convenient codex to help keep the formulas organized.

IMG_0649 The six foundational health formulas that make up the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol (pages 4 and 5 of catalog) appear first followed by a sample pack containing the entire protocol. Our Sports Nutrition formulas (page 11), which are also powerful natural medicines in their own right, appear next. The bottom row includes each of our Other Foundational Health Products (pages 8-10).

We are very excited about making the test kits available, and we thank our practitioners for giving Logos the opportunity to help you have an even greater impact on the quality of life of your patients. We are very interested in your feedback. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, comments or suggestions.

If you are a patient of a Bioenergetic Practitioner, please consider blessing their practice and their other patients by passing this information along to them.

Is Wasp Spray Better Self Defense Than Pepper Spray?

wasp spray According to a popular urban legend, a woman who worked as a church receptionist in  a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.

She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed. Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. “If someone tries to break into your home”, Glinka says, “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades.

It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. “That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.  Maybe even save a life. “

However, some have advised against using wasp spray as an alternative to pepper spray, primarily for two reasons:

  1. The active ingredient in most wasp sprays are pyrethrins, compounds derived from the chrysanthemum plant which penetrate the nervous system of insects and kill them.  Wasp sprays are not formulated to be used directly on humans, and their safety and effectiveness for that purpose has not been tested.  They may inflict far more serious long term harm than pepper spray does.
  2. Many jurisdictions specifically prohibit the use of any self-defense sprays other than pepper spray.  Additionally, most spray insecticide containers include warnings stating that “It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling”.

While pepper spray is far less conspicuous as a potential weapon, it may in fact be much more dangerous to both the attacker and the victim as well as any innocent bystanders.  Given the potential legal liabilities involved with the use of wasp spray, I think I will stick with pepper spray… and a baseball bat.

Logos Nutritionals Announces New and Improved Liver Support Formula

1Liver CS 60s-New Clip Liver CS Plus was already among the most outstanding liver support/detoxification formulations in the world, having been featured in the Townsend Letter to Doctors and Patients and by the Health Sciences Institute, but recent enhancements to the formula have made it even better. 

An established favorite among natural practitioners, Liver CS Plus has accumulated a loyal following in the hepatitis C community and a growing demand in the preventive health and anti-aging markets.

Detoxification is becoming more and more of an issue every day as our bodies are being burdened with ever increasing demands from chronic low level toxic chemical exposures. This is why revitalizing detoxification organs and promoting elimination pathways is such a prominent aspect of the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol.

The new encapsulated formula is cleaner since we removed the excipients required for manufacturing tablets, and we boosted the antioxidant potential of the formula substantially by adding NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), a sulfur based amino acid that binds heavy metals, promotes glutathione production and is thought to inhibit the formation of biofilms.

No question, with the changes we have made, Liver CS Plus is one of the most profound natural medicines on the planet with its ability to protect and promote liver function.  Try it today and give your liver a break… it is, next to your heart, your hardest working organ.

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