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Emu oil, derived from the fat of the emu, a flightless bird native to Australia, has been a cornerstone of traditional medicine for centuries. Known for its versatile applications and impressive health benefits, emu oil is gaining popularity worldwide as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. This blog post delves into the remarkable health benefits of emu oil, highlighting its potential when combined with Vitamin K2 (MK-4).

What Makes Emu Oil Special?

Emu oil is rich in essential fatty acids, including omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. These fatty acids are crucial for maintaining overall health, as they play vital roles in reducing inflammation, promoting heart health, and supporting the immune system. 

Additionally, emu oil contains antioxidants and other bioactive compounds that enhance its therapeutic properties. Last but not least, emu contains the full spectrum of fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K. 

Cardiovascular Benefits

The essential fatty acids in emu oil contribute to cardiovascular health improving lipid levels. Inflammation was lowered in this rodent study of emu oil. That same study found that emu oil REVERSED atherogenic changes in the rodent aorta, a very exciting finding that will hopefully be studied in humans. 

Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Relief Properties

One of the most well-documented benefits of emu oil is its powerful anti-inflammatory effect. The oil penetrates deep into the skin and tissues, providing relief from inflammation and pain. This makes it an excellent natural remedy for conditions such as arthritis, muscle aches, and joint pain. Unlike synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs, emu oil does not cause adverse side effects, making it a safer alternative for long-term use.

Skin Health and Healing

Emu oil is an exceptional moisturizer, capable of deeply hydrating the skin without clogging pores. It is beneficial for various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. The oil’s ability to promote skin cell regeneration helps reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. Its antibacterial properties also make it effective in treating minor cuts, burns, and abrasions, accelerating the healing process.

Digestive Health and Immune Support

Emu oil has been found to soothe the digestive tract, making it beneficial for individuals with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastritis. Its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce irritation and promote healing within the gastrointestinal system. Furthermore, the essential fatty acids in emu oil play a crucial role in maintaining a robust immune system, helping the body fend off infections and illnesses more effectively.

Enhanced Benefits with Vitamin K2 (MK-4)

Vitamin K2, particularly in the form of menaquinone-4 (MK-4), enhances the health benefits of emu oil. Vitamin K2 is essential for bone and cardiovascular health. It helps regulate calcium deposition, ensuring that calcium is directed to the bones and teeth where it is needed, rather than accumulating in the arteries and soft tissues. This reduces the risk of arterial calcification and promotes stronger, healthier bones.

When combined with emu oil, Vitamin K2 (MK-4) can amplify its benefits. The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of emu oil, coupled with the bone-strengthening and cardiovascular benefits of Vitamin K2, make for a potent natural remedy. This combination supports overall health by addressing multiple bodily functions simultaneously.

How to Use Emu Oil and Vitamin K2 (MK-4)

Emu oil can be applied topically to the skin or taken orally in capsule form or liquid form. 

Click here for our recommended emu oil capsules.

Click here for our recommended emu oil liquid. 

If you have any questions or would like more information about the benefits of emu oil and Vitamin K2 (MK-4), feel free to reach out. We’re here to help you on your journey to better health!

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to receive an online second opinion from Natural Heart Doctor. What do I do next?

You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. To begin, select the team member you’d like to speak with and open an account.

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Tonia Rainier. Get details.

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Alternatively, you can email health@naturalheartdoctor.com. A member of our care team will help guide you through the process of starting a second opinion.

What is the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

The cost for most second opinions varies by team member. This fee includes information collection, a phone or video consultation, a second opinion from a Natural Heart Doctor specialist and guidance throughout the process from your personal Care Team at Natural Heart Doctor.

Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson’s Second Opinion Fee is $1500.

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Will my insurance cover the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

Most likely, no. Most health plans do not cover online second opinions or consultations. You are responsible for the cost of our second opinion. Natural Heart Doctor cannot file a claim with your insurance carrier, nor can we provide a procedure (CPT) code for this service.

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What should I expect to receive once my second opinion is complete?

You will receive a summary of our discussion along with our second opinion. The second opinion will be in written form. After you have reviewed the second opinion, a Natural Heart Doctor clinician will follow up with you by phone to address general medical questions about the information provided in the second opinion.

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If you have a clarifying question about an expert’s response to one of the questions in your second opinion, and the Natural Heart Doctor clinician is unable to address it, then you may request a follow up session for an additional fee. 

Is my medical and payment information secure?

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