Archive for the ‘vitamins’ Category

Here’s A Challenge

April 27, 2011 @ 10:10 am

Some say there is no need for supplementing the diet with vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements.  The Metzenbaum Congressional study revealed that every age group had nutrient deficiencies below the recommended level.  The “no need for supplement” naysayers base their position on the belief that we can get all of our nutrition from food.  That statement is perhaps true but no one, according to Metzenbaum, eats properly and if we did the daily caloric intake would be more than our lifestyle could burn off.  Finally, the challenge:  Plan three well balanced meals per day based on the current food guide pyramid for one week.  Then go to your favorite grocery store and shop, on paper, for the items needed for the menus planned.  You will discover that the cost is prohibitive.  Food supplements provide nutritional insurance.  They are not a substitute for eating as well as we can.

Making Colds Less Common

March 22, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

“A great way to prevent a cold may be to go for a jog.  Researchers who studied the respiratory health of 1,000 adults for 12 weeks found that those who exercised five or more times a week got fewer than half as many colds as peers who exercised only once a week.  Plus, the fittest participants had less severe cold symptoms.”  Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine, published online Nov. 1, 2010  For information related to fortifying the immune system click here.

The Lack of Vitamin D in the diet

August 11, 2010 @ 9:19 am
You have all read and heard about the lack of Vitamin D in our diet. Over 8000 studies have focused on the illnesses that a lack of Vitamin D can be a contributor for, such as obesity. Shaklee has the most effective Vitamin D product just made available.  To know more click here.

Why I Love My “D”‘s

February 17, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

Why I love getting my “D’s”. The good news on Vitamin D just keeps pouring in… in a mega-review of 28 studies done on 99,745 participants, researchers have found that middle aged and elderly people with high blood levels of vitamin D may be at a 33 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease. 80% of America…

“Franken” proteins cause a host of problems

December 18, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

“AGE is short for advanced glycation end products.  AGE proteins can age your arteries and cause big health trouble faster  than the kid at the counter can ask if you want fries with that.  What exactly are AGE’s?  In short they’re destructive “Franken Proteins” created by high-temperature cooking and also by the interaction of proteins and sugars in your bloodstream.  Diet is the biggest source of the AGEs raging through your bloodstream.  What’s good about that is that new research from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City reveals that you can lower your AGE levels by making a few smart food choices more often and tweaking the way you cook your food.”  You can also supplement your diet with a new product.  To find out more click here.

Is there a difference in supplements?

October 8, 2009 @ 11:21 am

Should we buy the least expensive vitamins, herbals, other supplements or should we look for nutritional products that are validated by solid science and not marketing science.  I choose to go for solid science.  I am going to pay more for a premium product but I am going to get better results.  Just because the product is on the shelf does not mean that it has been formulated based on solid science.  We need to do the research.  What do you think?

What is a Supplement?

September 23, 2009 @ 8:54 am
posted by Todd Hanson

A supplement will often have vitamins in it, but will also likely contain a variety of minerals, enzymes, amino acids or even herbs. Supplements tend to be more complex formulations which are designed to meet the needs of particular ailments or nutritional deficiencies.

We can supplement our diets with vitamins alone, or, as most of us do, we can supplement our diet with vitamins and the other biological needs our body has.

Whole food supplements are exactly as the name describes them. Derived from whole foods, which research has proven to be beneficial to the human body, whole food supplements deliver high does of vitamins and minerals.

It’s all food for thought!

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August 25, 2009 @ 11:02 am

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Vitamin D Studies Continue

August 24, 2009 @ 10:44 am

From “Science Blog” a report on lack of vitamin D and the effect on diabetes and heart disease. click here for more info!  And for the good news Shaklee Corporation provides suggested vitamin D levels in all products with vitamin D.  The most expensive food supplement you can buy is one that does not work.  How do you know if a food supplement works?  Ask to examine 3rd party clinical studies on the specific product your are interested in.  Click here for more info on Shaklee Products.

A Breakthrough Vitamin D Study

August 19, 2009 @ 9:46 am

“Recent research had shown that vitamin D has many unexpected health benefits such as improved immune health and decreased rick of heart disease, diabetes and some kinds of cancer.  Based on a large number of clinical studies a consensus had begun to emerge that a level of 50 ng/ml of activated vitamin D in the bloodstream is neede for the full beneficial effects of vitamin D to be expressed.  No one was quite clear how much supplemental vitamin D was required to reach those optimum blood levels.  Shaklee Corporation asked Provident Clinical Research to help them determine how much supplemental vitamin D was required to reach optimal levels of vitamin D.  A regression analysis across all of the vitamin D intakes showed that 1000 IU of vitamin D was the minimum amount required to reach the 50 ng/ml threshold for optimal blood levelsl of vitamin D.  As blood levels of vitamin D increased, the levels of HDL increased and the risk of metabolic syndrome decreased.  So this study was groundbreaking in many ways.  In fact, it has been so well received by the scientific community, that the paper was accepted as soon as it was submitted without any revisions.  I’ve published lots of scientific papers in my career and I can tell you that it is very unusual for a paper to be accepted without a single revision.”  -Dr. Stephen Chaney”.  For information regarding a premium source of vitamin D click here.

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