When I write and publish HealthBlogger, my goal is to teach people a balance between dietary changes and supplementation. I read a ton of studies every week and often a dietary change shows an improvement of perhaps 6 months to a few years in overall length of life. Adding supplements often takes this to a much higher level.
For example, a study showed that if Americans just added 300 mgs of vitamin C to whatever they were doing diet-wise, men could add 6 years to their life and perhaps 2 years or more for women. Linus Pauling died at 93 and felt vitamin C added 20 years to his life span. He recommended taking 3200 mgs to 12,000 mgs per day and he took 18,000 mgs himself. Why would a simple supplement add this much to life span numbers? Because we don't produce ascorbic acid in our livers as we should because of an enzyme we and a few other animals lack. It is a missing chemical needed for ideal health. Getting enough from diet, other than to prevent scurvy, is almost impossible with today's dietary habits, especially if you are under stress. Are you under stress? Who isn't these days?
Other phytonutrients like Resveratrol and vitamin D3 affect our genes by turning good ones on and bad ones off. They can create improvements in disease prevention by as much as 70 to 95%, much more than diet alone can do.
Another supplement that I often put in the amazing category is Nattokinase. Considered a clot buster, it is an enzyme that keeps blood from developing clots and can remove them in as little as 24 to 36 hours. Medical authorities say that perhaps as many as 90% of all fatal heart attacks and strokes are caused by clots that form due to platelet aggregation. You can take drugs like aspirin and others that can have an effect on reducing them, but with a potential for negative side effects like internal bleeding and excessive bruising.
Nattokinase studies show it is effective and has little or no side effects or concerns.
Can you get Nattokinase from food? Yes, from Natto, a fermented food eaten in Japan, but if you ever tasted it you would most likely never eat it ever again.
Never, ever, ever, ever... again.
I believe a combination of dietary changes, as well as smart supplementation, is the best way to achieve ideal health and longevity.
Enjoy this week's studies and articles.
It is never too late to become younger.
A Cup of Black Tea Each Day Reduces Risk of Parkinson's Disease by Astonishing 71 Percent...
(NaturalNews) Drinking as little as three-quarters of a cup of this one tea each day may cut the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by as much as 71 percent, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Resveratrol Has Anti-aging and Anti-Cancer Properties, Linked to Cardiovascular Health...
(NaturalNews) A wealth of new research findings continue to underscore the wonders of resveratrol, the compound discovered only a few years ago that has already achieved superstar status. Found predominately in red wine, grapes and peanuts, resveratrol is now showing to significantly impact the aging process, regulate for positive cardiovascular function, and protect against and reverse cancer.
BLOCKBUSTER NEWS: NOW WE KNOW VITAMIN E IS EVEN MORE ESSENTIAL FOR HEART HEALTH THAN WE EVER THOUGHT!...
"Vitamin E deficiency is more closely linked to death from heart disease than such better-known risk factors as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.”
In specific scientific language, the researchers found there is an “Inverse correlation between plasma vitamin E and mortality from ischemic heart disease in cross-cultural epidemiology.”
In plain language, that means, the lower your vitamin E blood levels, the greater your chance of dying from heart disease.! When researchers for the U.N.’s World Health Organization looked at 100 middle age men from each of 16 regions across Europe, they determined low levels of vitamin E in the blood correlated with fatal heart disease more than any of the classical risk factors. Researchers in the United Nations study said they could predict 62 percent of heart disease deaths by looking at blood levels of vitamin E!.
Decongestant Use Common Among Young Children In U.S., Even Though Pseudoephedrine Exposure May Be Harmful ...
ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2008) — Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found that exposure to pseudoephedrine, a decongestant found in many cough-and-cold and allergy medications, has been common among U.S. children, especially those under the age of two years who are at the highest risk for toxicity and for whom safe dosing recommendations are lacking.
Better cereal choices for kids? - Some child-focused products are 50 percent sugar...
Are you one of those adults who keep a box of Frosted Flakes or Froot Loops hidden in the cupboard? Such sugary cereals are heavily marketed to children, to the tune of about $229 million advertising dollars per year. But an estimated 58 percent of "children’s" cereals are consumed by the over-18 crowd.
Olive Oil Seems To Protect Against Bowel Cancer...
ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2000) — Olive oil seems to protect against bowel cancer, suggests research involving 28 countries in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Study supports pomegranate’s anti-prostate cancer potential...
The potential of pomegranate extracts and juices to protect against prostate cancer may be due to direct interaction with genes, according to a new study.
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles report that extracts of the fruit were associated with a two-fold suppression in the expression of genes linked to prostate cancer.
“This study showed that pomegranate products and their polyphenols reduced tumour cell growth and induced apoptosis in both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cells,” wrote the authors in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
Why Smokers Struggle To Quit: New Findings...
ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2009) — Just seeing someone smoke can trigger smokers to abandon their nascent efforts to kick the habit, according to new research conducted at Duke University Medical Center. Brain scans taken during normal smoking activity and 24 hours after quitting show there is a marked increase in a particular kind of brain activity when quitters see photographs of people smoking.
The Top 10 Health Breakthroughs of 2008...
(NaturalNews) This year marks a major turning point in the theory of wellness and the prevention of disease. The drug-based paradigm of Western medicine is crumbling under the weight of its own massive fraud. New technology is proving how nutrients interact at the fundamental gene level to promote health and prevent disease. The discoveries are occurring at a breakneck pace – these are exciting times.
Chrysalis Nutritionist Stephen Heuer Arrested by Federal Marshalls in FDA Raid...
(NaturalNews) Both the FTC and FDA are turning up the heat on nutrition-oriented companies and websites, resorting to arrests at gunpoint to enforce "nutritional illiteracy" across America by imprisoning those who accurately describe the health benefits of nutritional products they sell. It was only days ago that the FTC attacked a church over its dietary supplements.
Almonds Aid Weight Loss and Lower LDL Cholesterol...
(NaturalNews) If you want to steer clear of the devastating side effects of statin drugs and still get your cholesterol numbers looking good, eating almonds may be just the right choice. Studies have shown that eating a nutritious diet that includes almonds sends LDL numbers plummeting. And there's more. Eating almonds provides super strength protection against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and even weight gain and obesity.
Stay Active and Exercise to Reduce Hunger...
(NaturalNews) We all know that extra workout can help us lose weight by burning more calories, but exercise can also support weight loss by suppressing the gnawing feeling of hunger which often gets in the way of our best efforts when it comes to losing weight.
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