Friday, June 11, 2010

When it comes to staying well, we have alternatives...

We have a lot of options today when it comes to keeping ourselves well. I think changing our thinking is the most important thing we can do. Begin with the end in mind. What do you want your life to look like 10, 20, 30 years down the road?

If looking younger and feeling better is your ultimate goal, then plan for that outcome now!

Begin by changing your diet. I recommend The Ideal Diet as the best way to stay young and have the least amount of inflammation.
If you need more than that, try nutraceuticals, or a natural supplement that works with your body to help maintain ideal health. And when and if you need to use medications, but at least see if their use has more benefits than it does detriments. Always evaluate the risk vs the reward, then follow that course.

Discuss these options with your personal physician, but ultimately, you need to make the final choice.
It's your body, it's your health.

This week I have listed a few videos and studies that will help you make the right choice.

Remember, it is never too late to become younger...


Pesticides Cause Parkinson's Disease...
A new study just found that Parkinson's disease is linked to pesticide exposure. In fact, the study participants were almost twice as likely to have been exposed to pesticides through their work, and exposure to certain pesticides may have increased the chance of having the disease by more than three-fold. The study looked only at pesticide exposure from work environments and didn't look at pesticides used in home pest control, backyard gardening or our foods.

Vitamin D may improve colorectal cancer survival...
Higher blood levels of vitamin D may double survival rates of colorectal cancer patients, suggests a new study from Harvard researchers.
People with the highest average levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-(OH)D) – the non-active storage form of the vitamin – had a cancer-specific mortality half that of people with the lowest average levels, says a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Furthermore, high levels of the vitamin were associated with an overall mortality level 40 per cent lower than people with the lowest average levels, state the Boston-based researchers led by Prof Kimmie Ng, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

How One Form of Natural Vitamin E Protects Brain After Stroke...
Blocking the function of an enzyme in the brain with a specific kind of vitamin E can prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke, new research suggests.
In a study using mouse brain cells, scientists found that the tocotrienol form of vitamin E, an alternative to the popular drugstore supplement, stopped the enzyme from releasing fatty acids that eventually kill neurons.

Vitamin D Promotes Weight Loss...
A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota found that overweight people have better success in losing weight when their vitamin D levels are increased. Dr. Shalamar Sibley, the researcher who headed the study, placed 38 obese men and women on a diet program and discovered that those whose vitamin D levels were increased lost up to a half pound more than those who followed the diet plan only.

RDA for Vitamin C is 10% of USDA Standard for Guinea Pigs...
Are You Healthier than a Lab Animal? The US RDA for vitamin C for humans is only 10% of the government's vitamin C standards for Guinea pigs.
Wait a minute; that cannot possibly be true. Can it?
The US Department of Agriculture states that "the Guinea pig's vitamin C requirement is 10-15 mg per day under normal conditions and 15-25 mg per day if pregnant, lactating, or growing." (1) Well, that sounds reasonable. But how much is that compared to humans? An adult guinea pig weighs about one kilogram (2.2 pounds). Guinea pigs therefore need between 10 and 25 milligrams of C per kilogram. In the US, an average human weighs (at least) 82 kg (180 lbs). (2) That means the USDA's standards, if fairly applied to us, would set our vitamin C requirement somewhere between 820 mg and 2,000 mg vitamin C per day.

Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation...
Mayo Clinic Presentation of Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Cardiocerebral Resuscitation (CCR) is a new approach to patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that has been shown to improve rates of neurologically intact survival by 250%--300% over the approach advocated by the 2000 American Heart Association guidelines. And EMS systems can realize these improvements without having to buy a single new gadget or device.

Food Allergies - Are They Making You Fat?...
Your digestive system may be making you fat. Its hard to believe but very true! In this weeks UltraWellness blog Dr. Mark Hyman will explain why foods you are sensitive to can cause weight gain and a host of health problems. Simply eliminating them from your diet is the answer, and Dr. Hyman will tell you how to do that.

Optician cures his own blindness with herbal medicine made with marigolds...
A retired optician says he has cured his own case of age-related blindness by self-medicating with a supplement containing a marigold derivative. "I decided to this off my own back," said 73-year-old Harry Marsland. "I treated myself, which is the very thing you're not supposed to do in any profession. As a retired professional, I feel a responsibility to get this message across to as many people as possible."

Resources for products mentioned this week...

Doctor's Best Tocotrienols featuring DeltaGold? Tocotrienols -- 50 mg - 60 Softgel Capsule

Life Extension Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeaxanthin Plus Astaxanthin -- 60 Softgels

Source Naturals Systemic C -- 1000 mg - 100 Tablets

NSI Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) -- 5000 IU - 365 Softgels

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