The presence of inflammation is what opens the door to most chronic disease. It can and often does occur for years before it exists at levels sufficient to be apparent or clinically significant. More than half of Americans suffer from chronic or recurrent pain, and nearly half (46 percent) of poll takers reported pain in the last two weeks. Is it any wonder that chronic disease is such a big issue? Inflammation is now recognized as an overwhelming burden to the healthcare status of our population and the underlying basis of a significant number of diseases. How long it has been smoldering really determines the degree of severity of a disease and often the prognosis assuming the inflammation can be controlled. One could also argue that without inflammation most disease would not even exist. Take a look at this list of diseases and their relationship with inflammation: Disease Mechanism Allergy 4 (Read More)
Curcumin (found in a concentrated form as curcuminoids in Relevit – our all-natural anti-inflammatory formula) is one of the most amazing herbs in assisting the body in dealing with chronic pain and inflammation. A recent study further validates this powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory all rolled into one.
Did you know Older individuals deficient in vitamin D may have double the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers found that in individuals aged 65 and older, those with “low levels” of vitamin D had a 53 percent increased risk of developing dementia, while those with a “more significant deficiency had a 125 percent increased risk.” Both groups were compared to individuals with normal vitamin D levels. The key to Vitamin D is absorption. We have combined strontium and Vitamin K2 – both clinically proven to assist the body in absorbing Vitamin D3 – in our best selling Dense Bone formula. The Vitamin D3 in each capsule is 2,000 IU so that you can modulate your dosage according to your needs. Additionally, the study found that otherwise healthy individuals with lower levels of vitamin D were nearly 70 percent more likely to (Read More)
This is only a small slice of the vaccine issue, but it is a dramatic finding. We know public health officials would never discourage people from getting flu vaccines. However, it is amazing that we do not see promotion of something so basic to insure children have a robust and healthy immune response, such as promoting the vital importance of vitamin C and vitamin D adequacy for the anti-viral flu response. It is well known that 70% of children in the United States lack optimal vitamin D. It is obvious that public health in the United States is more about protecting vested interests and antiquated paradigms of health than truly protecting the public health. This goes for us adults as well. Many have utilized our best-selling Liposomal Vitamin C and Dense Bone – our Premier Vitamin D3 formula to insure an optimal amount of vitamin C and D to assist in many (Read More)
Of course there are a number of other health benefits derived from apples. Did you know that French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin (only found in apples) may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density? Other studies have found a beneficial link in assisting the body in the prevention of Alzheimers, lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and liver cancer.
Did you know that an estimated 95% of our population is deficient in Iodine? Do you suffer from lack of energy, headaches, irritability, muscle cramps, hair loss, brittle nails, cold hands and feet or muscle weakness? These are all symptoms of Hypothyroidism associated with low levels of Iodine.
Thankfully many of our Let’s Talk Health members are heeding the call and adding sufficient amounts of Dense Bone – our proprietary vitamin D3 formula – to their nutritional arsenal. The benefits of vitamin D continue to grow. In the last decade, Vitamin D has become on of the most universally revered nutrients in the modern natural market. Despite the overwhelming emerging science that has brought Vitamin D to the forefront of nutritional health – a whopping 77% of the population is lacking in sufficient Vitamin D. Vitamin D – and specifically, bioavailable D3 from cholecalciferol (the type found in Dense Bone) is critical for the absorption of bone-boosting minerals such as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium. Take a look at the emerging science confirming the lack of Vitamin D in patients undergoing spinal surgery.
Despite what traditional medicine has preached for years, emerging science has removed all doubt that regular, unfiltered sunlight exposure, which helps promote and maintain optimal blood levels of vitamin D, plays a critical role in health promotion and disease prevention. And a recent study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science further confirms this, having found that inadequate blood levels of vitamin D can lead to decreased mobility and even disablement, particularly among the elderly.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with muscle weakness, increased fall risk, and bone fractures. 26% of the distal radius fracture patients were vitamin D insufficient compared to 11% in the control group. Source: Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Feb 2012
There’s a lot of hype around kale these days, and for great reason! Kale is low in calorie, contains zero fat, rich in calcium and iron, and packed with fiber and sulfur to promote detoxification. It’s a powerful source of antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids; both of which are believed to help protect against some cancers. Kale is also a great anti-inflammatory food, filled with 10% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight asthma, arthritis and autoimmune disorders. It is great for cardiovascular support, as it can help lower cholesterol levels. “Super Food” is an understatement for this leafy green powerhouse. With all attention on kale, we’ve left nutrient-dense spinach in the dark. Spinach is low in calorie, has zero fat, and contains more than a dozen individual flavonoid compounds, which work together as cancer-fighting antioxidants. This dark leafy green will protect your brain (Read More)