Saturday, May 31, 2008

Nutrition in the news...

Nuts are good for you and so is extra vitamin D, as these studies show. Are you making adjustments to these new proper levels. Also this week, another article on the powerful benefits of Resveratrol in preventing and even reversing, Alzheimer’s Disease.


Eating Nuts Greatly Reduces Your Risk of Heart Attack and Cancer...Eating nuts five or more times a week reduces your risk of heart attack by a whopping 60%. And in addition to this stunning statistic, research shows that people who eat more nuts are generally thinner. They also have lower levels of LDL cholesterol and better bones. A new study even links eating nuts to a lower risk for cancer and inflammation.

Kids May Need 10 Times More Vitamin D...May 28, 2008 -- Children and teens need 10 times more than the recommended dose of vitamin D, a clinical trial suggests.
"Our research reveals that vitamin D, at doses equivalent to 2,000 IU a day, is not only safe for adolescents, but it is actually necessary for achieving desirable vitamin D levels," study leader Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, of the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon, says in a news release.

Is Hair Colour Worth Dying For?...
If you use permanent hair dye you are likely to be familiar with the burning sensation, irritation on the scalp and strong distinctive smell during the application of the dye. Have you ever wondered what the long term effects are on your body?
We may try to overlook the chemicals that we place on our hair and focus instead on the glamorous results, but as consumers we should be more sceptical about industry safety claims and become more knowledgeable about the products. In fact we should be demanding to know just how safe, or unsafe, hair dye really is.

Alzheimer’s Disease: No Time To Wait For New Drugs Before This Brain Disease Bankrupts Medicare; Best Hope Is A Red Wine Pill...Researchers around the world report that resveratrol, known as a red wine molecule, may be what the world is waiting for. It was recently described as “a boon for treating Alzheimer’s disease” by virtue of its ability to activate the Sirtuin 1 DNA repair gene. [Brain Research Brain Research Reviews, June 9, 2006 online]
However, don’t expect doctors to begin prescribing resveratrol for Alzheimer’s disease anytime soon. The problem is, modern medicine is advancing a number of prescription drugs, rather than resveratrol, to treat Alzheimer’s. The primary class of drugs used to treat this brain disease, called acetycholinesterase inhibitors, are not appropriate for 30-40% of individuals with Alzheimer’s and up to 29% of patients given these drugs stop taking them because of side effects. Seven patients must take the leading drug, Aricept/Cognex (donepezil), for 1 patient to experience stabilization (non-progression) of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, and 42 patients for 1 patient to experience marked improvement. [Canadian Medical Association Journal 169: 557, 2003] Drugs in clinical trials are years away from gaining approval and the drug considered to be most promising, a monoclonal antibody, has recently been withdrawn due to side effects.

Vitamin D and cancer: maintaining levels key to protection?...
Ensuring levels of vitamin D never get low could be a way of protecting against cancer, suggests a new study from Germany.
Death from fatal cancer was reduced by 55 per cent amongst people with higher vitamin D levels, according to data collected from 3,299 patients taking part in the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health study and reported in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
The study adds to a growing body of science supporting potential anti-cancer benefits of the vitamin, and increases the volume of calls for raising the recommended daily allowance from 400 IU to 1,000 IU.

Orthomolecular Doctors Urge U.S. Government to Raise Nutritional RDAs to Optimum Levels...
The Independent Vitamin Safety Review Panel has urged world governments to raise the recommended daily intakes of a variety of key nutrients, saying that the current levels are too low.
"Government-sponsored nutrient recommendations ... are not keeping pace with recent progress in nutrition research," the panel said. "While current official recommendations for vitamin A, iron, calcium, and some other nutrients are generally adequate, the public has been asked to consume far too little of many other key nutrients. Inadequate intake, and inadequate standards to judge intake, have resulted in widespread nutrient inadequacy, chronic disease, and an undernourished but overweight population."
The panel recommended increasing the recommended daily intake of vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6 and zinc to 25 mg, vitamin B-3 to 300 mg , B-12 to 500 micrograms, folic acid to 2 milligrams, vitamin C to 2,000 mg, vitamin D3 to 1,500 IU, vitamin E to 200 IU, magnesium to 500 mg, selenium to 200 micrograms and chromium to 200 micrograms.

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Christopher Wiechert, C.N.C.
Forever Changes, Inc.
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