Archive for the ‘Supplementation’ Category

Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin Butter Oil and Coconut Ghee

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Green Pasture makes three products that are worth trying. These are popular with the people who like to eat traditional diets..

They are created in the traditional foods method, similar to what Dr Weston Price found the ingenious communities eating in his research.. If you want that X-Factor (vitamin K2) Weston Price talked about go for the Butter Oil, if you want vitamins D3 and A in a traditionally-prepared non-processed fish oil go for the Fermented Cod Liver Oil.. If you love coconut oil checkout the coconut Ghee..

Fermented Cod Liver Oil:
“Many of the great historical cultures had one sacred food which they relied on to ensure strong mind, body, and spirit; fermented fish/fish liver oil. The Might Roman Soldier was given a daily ration of fermented fish oil. The Stoic Scandinavian Viking had a drum of fermenting cod livers outside the door of his home. Grandma always had a bottle of cod liver oil in the back cupboard.”

High Vitamin Butter Oil:
“Combines X-Factor™ Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil with Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil to provide our community with a pure, clean and nutrient rich sacred food.”

Organic Coconut GHEE:
“A perfect blend of non-heated butter wax extract and organic, virgin coconut oil will make this the family favorite for all your cooking, baking and nutritional fat needs. Casein and lactose free”

What is Ghee any way?
Ghee is widely used in Indian cuisine. However, it is mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and is probably Akkadian in origin. In many parts of India and Pakistan, especially in Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bengal, Orissa and many other states, rice is traditionally prepared or served with ghee (including biryani).

In the Bharuch district of Gujarat, Ghee is served with kichdi, usually an evening meal of yellow rice with curry, a sauce made from yoghurt, cumin seeds, kari leaves, ghee, cornflour, tumeric, garlic and salt. Ghee is also an ingredient as well as used in the preparation of kadhi and used in Indian and Pakistani sweets such as Mysore pak, and different varieties of halva and laddu. Punjabi cuisine prepared in restaurants uses large amounts of ghee. Naan and roti are sometimes brushed with ghee, either during preparation or while serving.

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Colloidal Silver Supplements

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This is a Colloidal Silver (CS) product I’ve used both as mouth spray and topically on hair (helps with itch)

Source Naturals, Wellness, Colloidal Silver Throat Spray, 30 ppm, 2 fl oz (59.14 ml)

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Vitamin A Supplements

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This is the vitamin A supplement I am now using:

iHerb: Now Foods, Vitamin A, 10,000 IU, 100 Softgels

 

About Zinc

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Zinc aids the immune system and the health of nails and hair. It stimulates hair and nail growth and aids in preventing hair loss. It also may help treat and prevent dandruff. Zinc is an antioxidant nutrient; necessary for protein synthesis; wound healing; vital for the development of the reproductive organs, prostate functions and male hormone activity; it governs the contractility of muscles; important for blood stability; maintains the body’s alkaline balance; helps in normal tissue function; aids in the digestion and metabolism of phosphorus.

Zinc is an essential trace mineral. The human body has between 1.5 – 2.5 g Zn, making it nearly as abundant as iron.

It is highly concentrated in specialized areas of the brain, pancreas and adrenal gland, but is present in all cells, particularly in the nucleus. Zinc has structural, catalytic (enzymatic) and regulatory roles. About 1% of the human genome codes for zinc finger proteins, where zinc provides a structural role for regulatory functions. Over 60 enzymes require zinc for activity, including the RNA polymerases. Zinc is actively taken up by synaptic vesicles, supporting a role in neuronal activity and memory.

Zinc metabolism is altered during disease and physical stress through hormones, cytokines and toxins, presumably as part of a host defense response.

Deficiencies:

An early sign of zinc deficiency in animals is decreased food intake. It is a type II deficiency since a reduction in growth occurs without an apparent reduction in tissue zinc. Reduced immune function, involving B cell and T cell depletion and/or reduced activity, and skin lesions associated with secondary infections are common findings. Chronic zinc deficiency in humans results in reduced growth (dwarfism) and sexual development which are reversible by raising zinc intake. Signs of zinc deficiency may reflect its involvement in cell proliferation and differentiation. Growth, behavioral abnormalities and cognition may respond to zinc supplementation in some populations. Many clinical findings that relate to depressed growth or immunity may have marginal zinc deficiency as a secondary cause. May result in delayed sexual maturity, prolonged healing wounds, white spots on finger nails, retarded growth, stretch marks, fatigue, decreased alertness, susceptibility to infections.

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About Magnesium

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Most of us are deficient in magnesium.

While this macro-mineral is easily obtained from many foods, magnesium deficiencies are extremely common for many Americans. Alcohol consumption, the presence of fluoride, and the consumption of certain foods either increase our need for magnesium, or decrease its absorption. Magnesium is not only one of the key nutrients required in both calcium utilization and protein synthesis, but it also plays a tremendous role in virtually every enzymatic reaction in our body.

Magnesium is a mineral that is critical for energy production and metabolism, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission and bone mineralization. It is required cofactor for an estimated 300 enzymes. Among the reactions catalyzed by these enzymes are fatty acid synthesis, protein synthesis and glucose metabolism.

Essential for:

  • Nervous System Support
  • Energy Production
  • Enzyme Function
  • Bone health
  • Sleep and calmness
  • Decalcification
  • Regular bowel movement
  • Muscles and leg cramps

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Magnesium ions are essential to the basic nucleic acid chemistry of life, and 80 percent of the enzymes in the body need Mg in order to function. Mg deficiency can affect every organ system in the body. In skeletal muscles, Mg deficiency causes twitches, cramps, back aches, neck pain, tension headaches. With the heart Mg deficiency can cause angina (from spasm of the coronary arteries), high blood pressure, and rhythm disturbances, including sudden death.

Dr. Donald Miller

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About Iodine

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Iodine is essential,

I have hundreds of documents on iodine by about 10 different doctors that I will share here… so make sure you come back, I’m always adding content!  If you can’t wait email me a specific request or question.

I currently take 30-40 mg of iodine a day, with no side effects (i.e. detox symptoms)

You gotta research iodine well before you start taking it.

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Iodine taken in doses 100 times the RDA (100-150 micrograms/day) has important extrathyroidal benefits. These include its role as an antioxidant, in preventing and treating fibrocystic disease of the breast, and in preventing and treating cancer. In the right dose, iodine helps keep the immune system healthy, and it provides antiseptic mucosal defense in the mouth, stomach, and vagina. People who take iodine in milligram doses say that they feel healthier, have a sense of well being and increased energy.

Dr. Donald Miller

chelation, thyroid, detox, cancer, diet, midwest, brownstien, blaylock, toxicity, goiters, hashimotos, t3, t4

Iodine – 12.5 mg/day — two drops of 5% Lugol’s solution (5 cents/day) or one Iodoral tablet (26 cents/day)

 

This linke: http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=815 will take you to the Iodine Supplementation Support Forum

About Vitamin D

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Vitamin D3 – 25-hydroxyvitamin D

Called the “master key to optimum health,” vitamin D controls the expression of more than 1,000 genes throughout the body, notably in the immune system, in endothelial cells lining blood vessels, pancreatic beta cells, and brain neurons. Genes that vitamin D express prevent influenza and treat tuberculosis, strengthen muscles, prevent common cancers (and possibly suppress metastasizes), and prevent autoimmune diseases.

Vitamin D also expresses genes that blunt the immune system-mediated inflammatory response that propagates atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure.

For most people the dose needed to reach an optimal vitamin D blood level (25-hydroxyvitamin D) of 50 ng/ml is 5,000 IU/day, ten times the government’s recommended dietary allowance (RDA). People with cancer, chronic illness, and neurodegenerative diseases should take sufficient vitamin D to attain a level of 80 ng/ml (which requires 8,000-10,000 IU/day).

Dr. Donald Miller

– 5,000 IU/day, 1 tablet (6 cents/day)

To add: cofactors, K2 and A

Related posts:

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On Vitamin D – Dr. Plotnikoff

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Below is a collection of youtube videos by Dr. Plotnikoff on vitamin D

1- Vitamin D Supports Cancer Patients and Overall Health
Dr. Plotnikoff provides key insights into significant benefits of Vitamin D for cancer patients and anyone else supporting their health

2- Vitamin D: What future research is needed?
Vitamin D: New Dietary Intake Recommendations and Emerging Health Effects | Round Table Discussion
Patsy M. Brannon, Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, USA.
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, Allina Center for Health Care Innovation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, USA.
A discussion from the Hot Topic Symposia presented at the 102nd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

http://annualmeeting.aocs.org

http://www.aocs.org

3- Vitamin D levels in patients seen in clinics: Effects of normalizing vitamin D levels
Vitamin D: New Dietary Intake Recommendations and Emerging Health Effects | Round Table Discussion
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, Allina Center for Health Care Innovation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, USA.
A discussion from the Hot Topic Symposia presented at the 102nd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

http://annualmeeting.aocs.org

http://www.aocs.org

4- Is vitamin D under-prescribed clinically?
Vitamin D: New Dietary Intake Recommendations and Emerging Health Effects | Round Table Discussion
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, Allina Center for Health Care Innovation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, USA.
A discussion from the Hot Topic Symposia presented at the 102nd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

http://annualmeeting.aocs.org

http://www.aocs.org

Vitamin C and Food

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Q.
I’ve read it is preferred to not take vitamin C with food because it increases iron absorption and too much iron feeds cancerous cells.

Would taking Betaine HCl with enzymes also increases the absorption of iron?

A.
Thank you for this question, you make good observations.
I take both vitamin C and Betaine HCl with pepsin daily.
Vitamin C is a very beneficial supplement. I take vitamin C on an empty stomach, 2 hours away from food.
Stomach acid (increased by Betaine HCL supplementation) is also very much needed, and is essential. It does increase the absorption of iron, but not having enough stomach acid means you’ll get too little iron and too little protein and not enough minerals.






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Gaia Adrenal Health Supplement

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Adrenal fatigue is strongly linked to hair loss.

If you are always tired, or easily irritable or have other adrenal fatigue syndromes consider this supplement.

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Adrenal Health with Holy Basil and Rhodiola

Patented liquid Phyto-Caps deliver liquid extract in veggie caps

Try Extra Strength Adrenal Health with Holy Basil and Rhodiola from Gaia Herbs in their Liquid Phyto-Caps for maximum absorption. These liquid filled capsules are easy to take, and they provide natural adrenal health support with standardized supercritical extract of Holy Basil and standardized Rhodiola extract. This natural supplement contains no animal by-products and no gelatin and has been tested to be free of heavy metal toxicity

Find it here: http://gaiaherbs.com/products/detail/5/Adrenal-Health

Find it on iHerb: http://www.iherb.com/Gaia-Herbs-Adrenal-Health-with-Holy-Basil-and-Rhodiola-120-Liquid-Filled-Capsules/18657?at=0 and http://www.iherb.com/Gaia-Herbs-Adrenal-Health-with-Holy-Basil-and-Rhodiola-60-Liquid-Filled-Capsules/15384?at=0

Swanson vitamins also has this.

Alternatively you could take one or more of the ingredients found in this supplement individually such as:
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