More Than A Vitamin

And what does vitamin D do for you when it’s bound to your DNA? The newest Journal of Immunology shows that it stops inflammation. How does this relate to sunshine? Exposure to the sun is the main source for your body’s vitamin D.

It is thought the opinion, from much modern advice to avoid the sun at all costs. However, making the recommendation to cover up and stay out of the sunshine is about the worst advice you could ever take. The trick is, you need to have enough vitamin D to activate the process. And this is where modern advice could be failing you.

Studies now say vitamin D lowers the risk of cancer in post-menopausal women by as much as 77%.
That also makes vitamin D possibly the most important nutrient we know of, especially for women.
Living in Queensland does have it’s advantages.

Best Sources Of Vitamin D

Current national guidelines suggest that you should get a minimum of only 600 IU a day. But look what happens when you only get that small amount.

In various more studies some conditions that affect women:

* More than half of people with osteoporosis-related fractured had low vitamin D.
* 63% of people with Crohn’s disease still had low vitamin D even though 40% of them were taking a supplement!
* An incredible 96% of people who had heart attacks were vitamin D deficient.

The problem is, almost everyone is deficient in vitamin D. I’m not exaggerating. One study looked at 1,600 people and found 89% of them had low vitamin D. I could go on and on.

Many people do their best to get in the sun and take supplements. But often their levels of vitamin D are still too low.
So the next time you go in for a physical, ask your doctor to check your level of vitamin D.
It’s a simple, inexpensive test that provides valuable information.

It is suggested you aim for a minimum of 2,000 IU of vitamin D a day. If you get 97b6927e2bb7f949e559c12ccb606c7d

your level tested and it’s low, research suggests between 5,000 and 10,000 IU a day from a variety of sources until you’re levels are back up.. Studies show as little as 10 minutes in the midday sun produces 10,000 units of vitamin D. You feel instantly better.

Eating fish a few times a week will give you a lot of vitamin D, too. You might want to stick with the smaller, cold-water fish like sardines to avoid the mercury in some of the larger fish. A tablespoon of cod liver oil gives you more than 1,300 IU of vitamin D. But even that can be tough to take.

I suggest the D3 form – the bioactive kind of vitamin D. But don’t rely on your multivitamin to give you all the vitamin D you need, even if it does have D3. It’s a good start, but most still only have around 400 IU.

Here’s to good health and spending a little time in the sun this weekend!


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Essential Youth Nutrient For Your Brain

Essential Youth Nutrient For The Brain

I have always been interested in how we can support the health of our brains, I saw two people who were very dear to me go into Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease which broke my heart watching them waste away.

So here is some latest research of information…

There’s a nutrient in meat that can assist in stopping Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks.

It’s a peptide called L-carnosine. Your body uses carnosine to repair tissues and clear away toxins.

And here’s something carnosine can do that even I didn’t know until recently…

It increases the energy output of your mitochondria.
And through my research I discovered… carnosine can also revive mitochondria.
It can even rescue your brain cells if their mitochondria have stopped functioning.

Alzheimer's Disease

This is important because of what we now know about Alzheimer’s. One of the ways the disease begins and progresses is through mitochondrial failure. Researchers from the Molecular Neurology Unit at the University G. d’Annunzio in Italy were shocked to discover that carnosine can reverse mitochondrial failure.

When they tested carnosine in mice, to look at its effect on aging mitochondria, they saw something incredible.
The brains of carnosine-fed mice with Alzheimer’s had a complete recovery of all their mitochondrial dysfunction. What’s more, the energy and activity of their mitochondria was even higher than mice with no Alzheimer’s.

In my research I found another overlooked study where carnosine prevented formation of amyloid by as much as 60%. Even better, carnosine stops amyloid peptides that have already formed from sticking together. Why is that important?
Because when they clump together, they form the “plaque” that suffocates the brain during Alzheimer’s.

L Carnosine

It makes sense. A characteristic of aging is that proteins, altered by chemical reactions with oxygen, nitrogen, and glucose, collect in the body. This contributes powerfully to inflammation and an older-acting body. Carnosine stops the creation and buildup of those proteins. One of them is amyloid.

Some of the information I’ve seen use high doses of carnosine. Fortunately, you can get the benefits of carnosine for your body at a much lower dose. Here’s how:

1) Carnosine is stored in a few places in your body. Your muscles and brain get the most of it. But when it comes to your blood, carnosine doesn’t stick around for very long. Research suggested 1000 milligrams of carnosine every day to have enough to make a difference.

Red Meat

2) Grass-fed, pasture-raised meat is the best way to get carnosine from food. A typical small serving of beef has about 250 milligrams of carnosine. When you eat red meat, carnosine stays in your blood for about five hours. Overcooking denatures protein, breaks down vitamins and removes nutrients, including carnosine. That’s another reason I like to eat my steak more on the rare side.

3) If you can’t get enough by eating red meat, I suggest you supplement. Take 500 mg twice a day instead of all at once. That way your body always has some on hand to use for protecting your brain and mitochondria, supporting your muscles, and encouraging brain repair. Remember to get the natural L-carnosine form. Some manufacturers will try and trick you by calling their synthetic carnosine natural-sounding names like “nature-identical.” But lab-created nutrients are not the real thing. They’re not as bioavailable, and in some cases can interfere with your absorption of the real thing.

Here’s to staying healthy and simply beautiful.


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