I have also attached a pdf file that contains ten cards advertising my website. Thanks to family members, wife Carol, stepdaughter Brenda and grand child Sarah for making the production of a home made business card about the website possible. Sometime it is hard to explain all this information to some one who is not familiar with this information. So, I hand them a card. Feel free to do so also, if you are so inclined. Remember, I receive no reimbursement from this website. It is fun for me and when people feel better, I feel I am paid in full! It is great to be retired and to have the time to do research!
I have to say it. It is not a vitamin....it is a prohormone. Vitamin D is used to make a hormone in the body by the liver and kidneys. This does not happen with any other vitamin! Our diet is grossly deficient. A great deal of the vitamin D was obtained by eating the "whole" animal years gone by. No one does that today. All that vitamin D was in the organs. Of course, our black ancestors did that also, but the sun was available to them year year around so no problem there. Now, we do have sun up here in Northern NY year around, but the sun only supplies significant vitamin D from May to September. To get enough vitamin D from the sun you have to be under age sixty and see your shadow, when standing in the sun.(Shadow should be shorter than you are). Do I really have to say just having your face and hands exposed will NOT do the trick? You must at least have 50% exposure and do not burn and avoid tanning! As you tan you absorb less and less vitamin D. I do not believe you can get a optimum amount of vitamin D from the sun if you are sixty or over. The skin is less efficient converting sunlight into vitamin D as we age . Tanning does NOT mean you got enough vitamin D if you are over the age of sixty. Tanning and the vitamin D wavelengths are different.
Dose; 1000 iu per 25 lbs of body weight. Check a blood level in three months to make sure you are optimized. I have seen people get two or times the blood level with the same dose. A lack of response to vitamin D can be due to a lack of magnesium!
I am afraid this is a recurring theme. You not getting enough. Why? Because magnesium is in raw vegetables and well water. It is in cooked vegetables too, but when you throw out the water you cooked them in, you throw out a lot of the magnesium. Processed vegetables, forget about it. So, not many people eat raw vegetables consistently and well water is not available to the general public. Interestingly, magnesium is used in the production of the vitamin D prohormone. So, if you were low before taking the supplement or going out in the sun, you are even lower after supplementing with Vitamin D or sunning.
Advantages of magnesium are that it smooths out your heart rhythm, relieves muscle aches and those trigger points in your back. It is good for the bones and helps with sugar metabolism. (Tip; salt in the salt shaker is sodium chloride. It is not salt! Salt contains magnesium and is called sea salt. Throw out the non sea salt in the shaker and use only sea salt which contains magnesium). I suggest you read more on my blog. Magnesium should not be taken by those, without a Doctors supervision, who are being treated for atrial fib with anti-coagulant blood thinners.
K2, not K1
Very simple...vitamin k2 is the vitamin that tells calcium to go to the bones and not to the arteries in your heart and else where. It works with vitamin D. Your body makes k2, but if your diet is lousy it may not. There is no test for this and there is no over dose. The only caution....if you are on a blood thinner, do not take it. I take it and hope to avoid my coronaries from filling up and needing a coronary bypass operation at some point in my life like my Brother did. 100 mg is the dose. You will find it on line if you are interested.
More information here..
This is interesting. A person who is deficient in B-12 can look like he or she has Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer's is only diagnosable on autopsy. So a diagnosis is always tentative until death. A B-12 deficiency is reversible by taking the vitamin. A rhetorical question. How many of the people in a nursing home, with this diagnosis, has a B-12 deficiency and not Alzheimer disease? Other symptoms of B-12 deficiency is back pain, numbness of extremities, depression, confusion and insomnia. Meat is the dietary source of B-12.
Who has this deficiency? Anyone who takes antacids and treats reflux disease or heart burn on a consistent basis. Any one over the age of sixty and vegetarians. The key factor is a lack of acid in the stomach because without acid or enough acid B-12 absorption is reduced. Antacids reduces stomach acid and as we age stomach acid is less. Now B-12 is absorbed best when bound to meat. If not bound to meat, as when you take a supplement, you must take massive does because it is only absorbed poorly in that form. Maybe as low as one percent. So the dose is 2 mg a day for one month then one mg a day the rest of your life. It is recommended you take it as a under the tongue supplement. More in my blog if you care to look there.
Pure Coconut oil, Statins, Sugar
Now this is really interesting. Did I just say that? Sorry, but it is. This stuff reverses Alzheimer's ( I would give them B 12 also). Seems preposterous does it not!
Just realize what I am about to tell you does not put any money into the pockets of medical practitioners or drug companies. It seems (this is the theory) Alzheimer's is a diabetes of the brain. What happens is the brain loses the ability to utilize glucose and brain cells starve. But there is another substance that the brain will accept as nourishment and it is ketones. It seems the coconut oil, when metabolized, breaks down into ketones in the body. People get better and better.
Remember how everyone said fat is bad for you. Well, they have decided that that is not true....just avoid trans fats. In fact this coconut oil will put your HDL up. The very thing your Doctor maybe giving you a statin for. So the theory of statins is wrong. Have you seen all those new side effects that have recently been in the papers? Confusion and raising blood sugar! How about muscle pains ignored can lead to loss of your kidneys.
What causes all those problems of heart disease? You are not going to like this. It is sugar and especially corn sugar or fructose. It seems that these sugars put the insulin way up in the blood stream, then when the blood level of sugar drops the insulin is still high. This causes inflammation and damages the blood vessels causing those problems we want to avoid. I should also point out Carbs are nothing but sugar molecules bound together. The whole grain Carbs are digested slower, so the level of insulin does not stay as high as long without sugar in the blood stream.
Seems all this is not possible, and why are you not finding this information out else where? I have two answers. Ignorance and money! Feel free to print this out and pass it along to your health provider. I welcome scrutiny! I learn as I go along and I learn from other people, articles etc. When I find something new I will investigate.