Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Immune System

Did you know that approximately 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract? When your gut is healthy, it helps your whole body stay healthy.

What does your immune system do?

Your immune system is your body’s defense against infection and illness.

A healthy immune system …

  • recognises the cells that make up your body, and will try to get rid of anything unfamiliar; and
  • destroys germs (bacteria and viruses) and parasites.

But this defence system can also cause problems.

  • It will attack donated organs or blood from another person, unless carefully matched.
  • It may overreact to harmless invaders such as pollen grains, causing hayfever.
  • In some cases (autoimmune diseases), the immune system turns against the body’s own cells.
How does your immune system work?

Your immune system uses a huge army of defender cells — different types of white blood cells. You make about 1000 million of them every day in your bone marrow. Some of these cells, called macrophages, constantly patrol your body, destroying germs as soon as they enter.

This is your ‘natural’ or inborn immunity.

But if an infection begins to take hold, your body fights back with an even more powerful defence of T- and B-cells. They give you acquired immunity, so that the same germ can never make you as ill again.

How do cells recognise each other?

Each of your cells has a set of ‘identity tags’ on its surface, which mark it out as part of your body and no one else’s. Some are only found on cells from the same tissue or organ. These identity tag molecules are called antigens. Your set of antigens is unique, unless you have an identical twin.

A healthy immune system recognises invading germs because they have unfamiliar antigens on their surfaces.


How do you get a healthy immune system?

Best way is to support your body with glyconutrients, especially in the form of  Ambrotose, which improves cell-to-cell communication.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been known for centuries as a ‘wonder’ plant. The gel from the aloe vera plant is used for many things and has numerous benefits:
10 health benefits from aloe vera

Health & Wellness

Real wellness means living a life of significance. A life of fullness. While this includes the full spectrum of life, for many people, the stumbling block is their physical health. Is such a life even possible?

Physical wellness begins within. The human body, in its incredible design, is pre-programmed for wellness. Its genetic code has the instructions for normal cellular structure and function. You are designed to be well.

The difference between health & wellness

The absence of evidence of disease.

The fullest realisation of physical and mental potential, which involves attitude, fitness, diet and avoidance of unhealthy practices … much more than merely the absence of evidence that something is wrong.
Steadman’s Medical Dictionary, 27th edition.

Our current reality

In an ideal world what is required for wellness? Clean air, clean water, exercise, low stress, sufficient rest and proper nutrition. Right?

The truth is we live in a hostile environment. And it is taking its toll.

What do our wellness enemies look like? Toxins, chemicals and pollutants are a hidden reality for all of us. They are in our air, our water, our soil and our food. Often they are more prevalent inside our homes than outside. Obviously, we can’t live or daily lives in sterilised bubbles, but fortunately, we can support our bodies’ natural ability to flush out these toxic foreign substances.

The good news

Cells are the building blocks of the human body.

Healthy cells mean healthy tissues  Healthy tissues mean healthy organs  Healthy organs mean healthy bodies.

In other words, if all my cells are healthy, I’ll be healthy.

But, we all know that we don’t live in an ideal world. We can’t always control our environment, but we can get information in order to make the best possible choices.

Your body can repair it all

Quoted from Don Partridge, Platinum Presidential at Mannatech

For the past 30 years I have been educating people that the main reasons their bodies do not have optimal health is because they are starving, toxic and stressed. And rather than poisoning them with drugs, burning them with a radiation, and cutting parts of the body out with surgery, to start feeding the body with better foods and nutritional supplements to provide the missing or deficient nutrients. When quality supplements are used it is amazing to see what the body can do. Almost every kind of improvement imaginable can be made by the body; some quickly and some slower than others.

I encourage you to consider that perhaps you may not have a disease but that you may be nutritionally deficient. And just as someone who is dying and in late stages of scurvy can be brought back to life and full optimal health simply by the addition of lime juice or natural vitamin C whole complex, likewise many others have seen their bodies restored with quality nutritional supplements. These are simply concentrations of nutrients from foods, or special plant and animal sources that contain exceptionally high levels of these nutrients.

It has already been so well established that some birth defects can be prevented by proper dietary supplementation of some of the nutrients, doesn’t it make sense that being sure to get optimal levels of nutrients would be an important way to reduce others?

So whether you choose to call it a disease or think you have a disease, or not, doesn’t it make sense to see if safe natural approaches that many people use with greater success rates today could be the answer for you? Obviously it can’t hurt to improve you diet and get better foods and nutrients into your diet. After all your body is made out of what you eat.

Freddie’s Mud

Whether there is local pain, joint or tendon pain, muscle pain, chronic back or shoulder pain, many have benefited from Freddie’s Mud.

Freddie Williams was the first person to use this mixture. It later became known as Freddie’s Mud.

Freddie Williams a five-time Canadian 800-meter champion, former record holder and a two-time South African 800 m national champion earned his Springbok colours in 1982 & 1983. Freddie immigrated to the US, where his magnificent skills as a runner earned NCAA All-American recognition 17 times! He later moved to Canada, where he served as captain of the Canadian Track Team at the 1992 Olympics, and now teaches math.

“I’ve been using Mannatech products for over ten years, and the most impressive thing about them is the science, efficacy, validation and standardization behind the cutting-edge technology. I will continue taking these products for the rest of my life!”

The mixture

Mix 2 teaspoons (4-6 capsules) Ambrotose powder , 1 teaspoon FIRM Body Lotion (or Emprizone Gel or aqueous cream), and the powder of 4-6 SPORT capsules. You can later reduce it to 2 x Ambrotose capsules + 2 x SPORT capsules.

  • Apply heavily and wrap with plastic wrap to keep it from drying out.
  • Doing this nightly for two weeks is a fair trial. If you don’t see immediate results, continue with the Mud and also drink some SPORT capsules and Ambrotose for at least 6 months.

The body takes time to repair and heal itself. If desired results are not achieved after several applications, Freddie suggested using a heating pad on top of the Mud wrap. Use heat on and off at 20 minute intervals. He said he did not find ice useful for this application.

The ingredients for Freddie’s Mud can be purchased directly from here.


An operation was already scheduled for a knee replacement, but after using Freddie’s Mud for a few weeks, the operation was cancelled and he is still doing fine after about 18 months.

I had a very painful infl… in my heels because of all the running. Now I’m feeling sooooo good and I must say: between GRACE and Ambrotose I’m becoming my old self again! I’ll keep you updated …  I have not used cortisone at all this year and in my situation this is a milestone.  I’m using Ambrotose daily and in the beginning used Freddie’s Mud regularly (every night for 6 weeks) when I started using it less often. Currently, I’m using Freddie’s Mud only when needed. Daai goed is ‘magic’!

Kiss your Doctor for me please. I used Freddie’s Mud on Friday night and to be honest I wasn’t expecting a lot. I was already taking the SPORT and Ambrotose and although I was healing up fast, my pain was still very high, especially if I walked wrong (enough to drop me to the ground). I applied the MUD and woke on Saturday morning PAIN FREE. Absolutely stunned for two days. I can walk normal and stretch with NO PAIN. I then got on the phone and rang a few people. So far we have had a freshly sprained ankle that is now PAIN FREE (She had never heard of Mannatech before). Do you know how fantastic it felt to be able to hear someone say “Thank you”. Please share this testimony with others and be generous to offer them some of our amazing products.

Good news everybody! Last night we heard about a recipe called Freddie’s mud. Freddie told us about using it for all muscle, ligament, tendon strains and sprains. Even to avoid hip and knee replacements.
He recommended mixing 2 tsp. of A*****ose, 2 tsp. FIRM, and the powder of 4-6 Sport capsules. Stir and apply at night. Wrap in cellophane.
I tried this last nite on my pinkie…the tendon has been swollen for about a month and has hindered my progress in rehab. Most of you already know we hit a deer in Jan. and the air bag smashed two bones into 3 pieces each. The doctor put in 2 screws in Feb. Progress has been slow and discouraging at times. The tendon swelling was not a good complication. They want to shoot something (Cortisone) in it if it persists. This a.m. I can already tell a big difference. Couldn’t wait to share this with ya’ll. Try it on your aches and pains!