Second Nature Health Food
"Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food"
Thank you for visiting Second Nature! We are a privately owned and operated retail store having been in business since 1996; located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Owner and clinical herbalist, Elaine Kilgannon, educates and welcomes those interested in holistic healing!
Second Nature Health Food aims to provide and promote healthy living through supplying the local community with a large selection of quality products as well as excellent service from a knowledgeable staff. Learn how to conveniently and deliciously accommodate your health and well-being with herbs, vitamins, homeopathy, essential oils, health and beauty products, organic and specialty foods, special ordering and much more!
Please call us or stop in and visit if you have any questions or concerns about your health or any specific product. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle!
Who We Are
Elaine Kilgannon is the clinical herbalist and proprietor of Second Nature. Completing her masters in herbalism in 2009, her continuous research on natural food and medicine is the key to Second Nature's success!
We offer free health consultations and education while providing quality customer care and constantly insuring our products are top of the line and well researched.
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Substance Inhibiting COVID - 19
Korean researchers found substance inhibiting COVID-19 Shim Hyun-tai Published 2020.03.17 18:08 Updated 2020.03.20 18:12 - 작게+ 크게 공유 A recent study is drawing the attention of the medical community, claiming that sea buckthorn berry’s lactic acid bacteria can contain the spread of the new coronavirus by inhibiting the activation of its energy source, purine. According to a research team at Ehwa Womans University Medical Center, it has confirmed probiotic bacteria extracted from fermented sea buckthorn berry had lots of lactobacillus gasseri (L. gasseri), which represses the activation of purine, an energy source required for the mutation of new coronavirus. Professor Yoon Ha-na of the Department of Urology at Ehwa Womans University Medical Center The group of researchers found L. gasseri while conducting experiments related to the inhibition of cytokine activity, and escherichia coli that inflame the bladder. The researchers, led by Professor Yoon Ha-na of the Urology Department, also discovered that sea buckthorn berry had abundant amounts of ehstreptococcus thermophilus and lactobacillus rhamnosus, which have the same chemical binding site to the COVID-19 and affect the protein activity of AIDS. They also confirmed nine antioxidants, six minerals, and 16 amino acids. In China, too, a research team led by Professor Ruan Jishou from Nankai University in Tianjin recently discovered that COVID-19 in the human body mutated in a similar way to that of the Ebola and AIDS virus. According to the Chinese research team, the new coronavirus creates spike protein to survive within the human body. The spike protein contacts the cell membrane and attacks purine to acquire energy for its replication. Korea is also using AIDS drugs to treat COVID-19 patients by inhibiting proteolytic enzyme activity. A patient’s symptoms improved significantly in a few days after administrating Kaletra and AIDS drugs. Professor Yoon expects the probiotic bacteria in sea buckthorn berry to be a supplementary treatment to suppress COVID-19 spread by inhibiting purine activity. “I believe the probiotic bacteria will work as a complementary treatment to prevent COVID-19 and will apply the same mechanism to additional studies, including cystitis and hyperlipidemia,” Professor Yoon said. Professor Jeong Goo-bo of Gachon University Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, also said, “I believe L. gasseri, derived from plants, can be effective in preventing COVID-19 spread because it affects the activation of purine enzyme, the energy source for AIDS, hepatitis, Ebola, and COVID-19 virus.” [email protected] <© KBR , All rights reserved.>
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Meet The Staff
So grateful for our customers as we celebrate our 25th year!!
Your Second Nature Family
Jennifer, Elaine (Owner & Herbalist), Lori
Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
We are open six days a week; Monday thru Friday 9:30am till 6:00pm and Saturday's 10am-5pm. We are closed for most major holidays which will be posted here and on all our social media pages.
Do you ship?
YES! We can ship anywhere in the United States and internationally as well!
Do you have monthly sales?
Yes. Our monthly sales are posted in the beginning of the month on our website and our social media pages.
Do you have events?
Always check our events details page for information about upcoming events!