Why ‘Vitamin D’ is Important!

Low Vitamin D Levels Lead to Poor Physical Performance in the Elderly!

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In a recent study, researchers examined the association between Vitamin D status and physical performance. Among subjects with low Vitamin D levels, physical performance and grip strength were significantly lower than that of participants who did not have reduced levels.

In addition to its role in bone health, vitamin D is thought to play a role in musculoskeletal function. In a recent study, researchers examined the association between vitamin D status and physical performance in a sample of 976 persons over the age of 65.

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U.S. Agency Says More than 70 Million U.S. Adults Obese

26.7 % of Americans are Obese!

Obesity Costs $147 Billion a Year!

Obesity KillsMore than 72 million U.S. adults, or 26.7 percent, are obese, up 1 percentage point in two years, the U.S. government reported on Tuesday.

Obesity has become “a major public health threat” and is steadily worsening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

“We need intensive, comprehensive and ongoing efforts to address obesity,” CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a statement.

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The Heart and Heart Attack

Are you worried about your HEART?..You Should Be!

Blood PressureCardiovascular disease is a term that refers to more than one disease of the circulatory system including the heart and blood vessels, whether the blood vessels are affecting the lungs, the brain, kidneys or other parts of the body. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in adult men and women.

Recognize the importance of effective high blood pressure prevention and control.

What YOU can do for your Heart:

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New Study Backs the Heart-Healthy Effect of Dairy Fat

Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests.

Dairy_CowDairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there’s some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or reducing cholesterol levels, Dr. Eva Warensjo of Uppsala University and her colleagues note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

To get a clearer sense of people’s intake of fat from dairy and heart disease risk, Warensjo and her team measured blood levels of two biomarkers of milk fat in 444 heart attack patients and 556 healthy controls. The substances, pentadecanoic acid and heptadecanoic acid, indicate how much dairy fat a person has been eating.

The researchers found that people with the highest levels of milk fat biomarkers, suggesting they consumed the most dairy fat, were actually at lower risk of heart attack; for women, the risk was reduced by 26 percent, while for men risk was 9 percent lower.

Based on the American Heart Association’s Heart Attack Risk Calculator, a normal-weight 60-year-old man with no risk factors for heart disease (such as smoking or diabetes) has a 6 percent risk of dying over the next 10 years; the current study suggests, therefore, that if this hypothetical man ate lots of dairy food, he would reduce his risk by about half a percent. For a woman, or someone at higher risk of a heart attack, the benefit would be larger.

Dairy foods contain a number of potentially beneficial substances, such as calcium, vitamin D, and potassium, Warensjo and her team note. They have also been shown to increase people’s levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.

“The exact mechanism behind these associations cannot be deduced from the present study, but the range of bioactive components present in the food matrix of milk products as well as associated lifestyle factors may all have contributed to the observed associations,” the researchers conclude.

The study was funded in part by the National Dairy Council/Dairy Management Inc., a trade group for the US dairy industry. Dr. Warensjo has been a paid speaker for the Swedish Dairy Association and the International Dairy Federation.

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The Importance of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a vital molecule, without which all of us would die.  It has been demonized by the makers of statin drugs and as a result, most people have become conditioned to avoid foods containing cholesterol. This is a big mistake that can place a bigger burden on the body since cholesterol supports the body’s needs. It helps us to make Vitamin D, sex hormones, and steroid hormones.  It is also essential to all of our cell membranes and important to the brain for nerve signal function. It also plays a role in the metabolism of fats and our immune defenses. Therefore suppressing or avoiding cholesterol can deprive us of several important nutrients and impair many body functions.

ColesterolThe cholesterol-heart disease theory is a myth, and there are many studies that actually support this fact. We also improve the body’s utilization of this important nutrient that is mainly made in the liver, although some is obtained from food. Cholesterol is not the big elephant in the room; it is not the underlying cause of the #1 killer in the world (heart disease). What really contributes to the world epidemic of cardiovascular disease is oxidized cholesterol or small density cholesterol molecules in addition to sugar, inflammation from gastrointestinal tract, dental inflammation (gums) as well as toxicity and heavy metals.

It is important to reduce cardiovascular risk, but focusing on cholesterol is not the answer. Its MUCH better to reduce risk by using nutrients and educating about diet and lifestyle. Our focus includes the following tips:

  • Improve blood vessel health by using a combination of magnesium, activated folic acid, B-complex vitamins, balanced essential fatty acids, L-arginine and other key nutrients.
  • The best way to improve your body’s utilization of cholesterol is by using balanced essential fatty acids, fermented garlic, Coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, chromium, curcumin, quercetin, niacin, vitamin E, and resveratrol.
  • Support the liver which is where most blood cholesterol is produced. A good liver formula includes nutrients such as milk thistle, N-acetyl-cysteine, alpha lipoic acid and turmeric.
  • Reduce stress and practice regular physical activity and breathing exercises. Spend time outdoors.
  • Eat healthy cholesterol-enriched foods like eggs, liver and oysters along with fermented foods such as yogurt and fermented vegetables. Eat sulfur rich foods like garlic and onions. Avoid sugar and hydrogenated oils (most processed foods) and drink plenty of pure water.

by Alberto Isaac Meza MD

It’s Never to Late!

You’re Never too Old to Increase your Level of Physical Activity!

Most people say they gain strength, endurance, and flexibility by becoming more active – including those in their nineties. Almost immediately, many people notice they feel better and getting around is easier.

Consider this:

* The more you move, the better you feel.
* More active older adults have the function and fitness of those much younger.
* More active people prolong their independence.
* Everyone can benefit from increased physical activity
* People with physical limitations and chronic conditions can also benefit by becoming more active.

Increasing your level of physical activity as much as you are able can help offset many of the negative effects of certain diseases and disabling conditions.

Being active is very safe for most people!

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U.S. Heart Attack Rates Declining – New Study

Heart attack rates fell 24 percent in California between 2000 and 2008, probably because of better care, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

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Protect Your Heart!

The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, is the first large survey since the adoption of new treatments and medicines for preventing heart attacks. It examined more than 46,000 heart attack hospitalizations.

Dr. Robert Yeh of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues said the 24 percent drop was seen even though doctors can better detect heart attacks and despite the growing rates of diabetes and obesity, both of which raise the risk of heart attack.

“We would expect an increase in heart attacks because we’re picking up more heart attacks than we used to,” Yeh said in a telephone interview. “We found that, despite that, they are still going down.”

His team used data from the 3 million people in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health system.

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Physical Activity for Older Adults

Why Should You be Active?

Age is no BarrierPhysical activity is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your physical and mental health and quality of life as you get older. Walking, stretching, and keeping your muscles in good condition will help you to maintain your independence.

Physical Inactivity Makes your Body Age Faster!

Independent living depends on being able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them. To stay independent you need to be able to reach, bend, lift, carry, and move around easily. Staying physically active will help you to keep moving, and stay strong.

Think about these facts…

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Rasberry Keytone

Raspberry Ketone

As Seen on the Doctor Oz show.

Discover the secret hormone that occurs in your body naturally that “shrinks” fat cells while you sleep! Raspberry ketone is the key to boost this little known hormone that encourages your body into shrinking fat cells naturally.

Discover the Little Known Hormone that Occurs in Your Body Naturally That “Shrinks” Fat Cells While You Sleep!

Turn Your Body into a Fat Burning Furnace!

Not only does Raspberry Ketone Advance contain highly active fat burners that will reduce fat cells, we have also included a quantity of the highly effective appetite and metabolism regulator, African Mango.

  • Kickstart your metabolism
  • Ignite your body’s natural ability to burn calories
  • Encourage weight loss
  • Control your calorie intake
  • Reduce stress and improve your confidence

Raspberry ketone Advance is the ‘next step’ to achieving your weight loss goals.

As Dr Oz recommends, use raspberry ketone to help you lose weight naturally.

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Try out “Raspberry Ketone Advance” for 60 days. If you are not satisfied with the product in any way within those 60 days, just let us know. You’ll receive a complete refund, no questions asked. The risk is on Raspberry Ketone Advance to deliver, and you to apply.

Click Here to Try Raspberry Ketone Advance Today!You have two choices in front of you right now: You can ignore this scientific solution to being over weight, go back to feeling constantly fatigued, lacking energy and wearing those baggy shirts and slacks…

Or, you can part with a measly forty seven dollars each month (that’s less than the price of a Starbucks coffee each day) and get a continuous supply of this ‘fat burner in a bottle’ and a thinner, leaner and healthier you.

The choice is yours.

Try out “Raspberry Ketone Advance” for 60 days. If you are not satisfied with the product in any way within those 60 days, just let us know. You’ll receive a complete refund, no questions asked. The risk is on Raspberry Ketone Advance to deliver, and you to apply.

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Benefits of Yoga for All!

What are the Many Benefits of Yoga?

Yoga through meditation works remarkably to achieve harmony and helps the mind work in synchronization with the body. How often do we find that we are unable to perform our activities properly and in a satisfying manner because of the confusions and conflicts in our mind weigh down heavily upon us?

Stress is the number one suspect affecting all parts of our physical, endocrinal and emotional system. And with the help of yoga this things can be corrected.

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At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders.

Listed below are just some of the benefits of yoga that you can get.

Benefits of Yoga 1:
Yoga is known to increase flexibility; yoga has postures that trigger the different joints of the body. Including those joints that are not acted upon with regular exercises routines.

Benefits of Yoga 2: Yoga also increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons. The well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body. Continue reading