Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Helen Lavretsky
BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY
Nature's Nurse was Founded and Funded By Educators:
We are concerned about Teachers, Kids and School Staff for the 2023 Academic Year!
NNI co-founder, Dr. Ted Anders, is an educational psychologist, as well as a medicinal herbal supplement explorer and researcher. He served as an Astronaut Training Manager at NASA and has guided school system improvements across the US and abroad as university professor and consultant to Nobel Peace Laureates. His parents, grandmother, cousins, great uncles, and great grand father were all educators in public schools and universities. Our co-founder, Resina Koroi in Fiji recently designed a leading edge "green" eco-sensitive school campus in Nadi, Fiji for the Catholic Church. The Anders family non-profit organization, C and M LifeLine, Inc., founded by Rev. Charles Anders and Dr. Mary Anders, is in the process of completing the construction of the Nightingale Nursing School and Training Clinic in Siguatepeque, Honduras for impoverished students of high capacity and strong character. This was an ecumenical effort of The Epsicopal Diocese of Honduras with the support of our Presbyterian, Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, and Buddhist colleagues. Suffice it to say, the safety, efficacy, and excellence of our current US education decisions and methods is near and dear to the hearts of our Nature's Nurse founding families.
So, from a combined educational and natural supplement perspective, our goal on this website is to help make as many families as possible aware of relevant, safe, effective natural products at this time of unprecedented national health crisis. There is, in fact, a natural "arsenal" of products available which leading physicians have observed and now are reporting anecdotal outcomes. The arsenal includes our Respigard® and a complementary set of effective herbal supplements.*
The purpose of sharing information about this natural arsenal is to ensure the highest probability of safety and wellness for precious school children, teachers and staff. “BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY” is an area of social service concern for our Nature’s Nurse team. We know from more than a decade of experience that RESPIGARD® IS ESSENTIAL to have on hand prior to and after returning to school; because of the current Covid-19 crisis…and also because of all the typical seasonal immune and respiratory challenges kids, teachers and families face each Autumn.
For a list of "must have" natural supplements to support immune and respiratory system function, you can go to www.breath-body-mind.com* This is the website of two of the world's leading integrative psychiatrists who specialize in the healing power of the breath: Dr. Richard Brown, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg , Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York Medical College
Among their recommendations is: Respigard...which can be taken along with Rhodeola rosea and Beta-Glucan, etc.*
Regarding Respigard® made from red mangrove extract, here is some phytochemical science data shared by Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg in their June 17, 2020 lecture to The Shemel Institute at UCLA:
“The red mangrove tree of Fiji has been used for hundreds of years there for respiratory and skin infections… it has at least 27 compounds … which are anti- viral, immune enhancing, anti-inflammatory and reduce pain. Many of them are flavonols such as Quercitin and Kaempferol. It is high in polyphenols … high in beta glucans…high in AHCC (or Active Hexose Correlated Complex) that is also found in mushrooms that improves the immune system function… and, 7-Hydroxicumerin which can affect coagulation… and there are other related compounds. … One of things Quercitin does is suppress high inflammation cytokine levels."
For a full explanation of the natural supplement arsenal, you can watch the joint lecture by Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg to the Shemel Institute/UCLA on June 17, 2020 on You Tube.
We fly a great deal and are always suffering from colds and respiratory infections. After taking your “magic drops” (Respigard™), we are no longer experiencing those infections! We will never again travel without Respigard™. Thank you!
RespiGard is a budget-saver—with both of us working and three children in school, staying healthy through cold & flu season is priority #1.
I have Asthma—I won’t let respiratory infections take hold—I am a believer in RespiGard’s™ immune support properties and highly recommend it to anyone with seasonal or ongoing respiratory challenges.
Red Mangrove® Harvest Team In Fiji
To make our products, we prune the plants, which causes an increased regrowth of the root system. Our method strengthens the mangroves to ensure their vital coastline protective functions during this era of climate change and rising ocean levels.
Harvest Village Women Inspecting Each Mangrove Cutting
We developed our generous, timely payment plan for women in coordination with the Fijian Ministry for Welfare, Social Justice, and Poverty Allevation.
The harvest teams are trained on proper pruning and propagation techniques. We have revived an ancient pruning practice and follow carefully researched harvest sustainability quidelines developed with the University of the South Pacific.
Saving The Planet
Dr. Ted Anders has been committed to repairing and sustaining at-risk ecosystems since the 1990s. All of our Red Mangrove harvests are conducted according to carefully researched pruning and propagation techniques approved by the University of the South Pacific. Jean Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society, has reviewed our work and wrote the foreword of our book, "Breath of Life: The Vital Role of Red Mangroves in Human and Planetary Health".