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Did you Know – 09/19/2017

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2. This information on Vitamin D

a. The international journal of Rheumatic disease study shows that vitamin D deficiency is a factor in dry eye syndrome.
b. According to study via Queen Mary University of London, Vitamin D reduced the severity of Asthma attacks by 37% in people who needed corticosteroids to control the condition.
c. A study of Chinese and Japanese people who took 420 IU of Vitamin D daily for one year demonstrated a significant improvement in their blood sugar, insulin and beta-cell function
Source:- Nature and Health Australia

 

3. According to Denise Cullen a writer for Australian magazine ‘Nature and Health” (my favorite health magazine) Evidence is mounting that our thoughts, emotions and beliefs can heal and avert disease – So choose wisely – her words. My words “Think about what comes from your mouth it could heal you or come back to bite you”

 

4.  The Drug Company PACs and employees gave politicians in 2016  $19.8 MillionSource AARP

$24 Billion – drug companies in the US spend per year spent marketing to doctors – no wonder they hand out drugs willy nilly in my opinion.
$6.4 Billion –  drug companies spend advertising directly to consumers in the US annually

Mind boggles I have to say

 

5. If your senses tell you some one is lying. Not sure why. Trust your gut because they probably are. Studies show that your gut is far better at detecting lies than your brain. Your first instinct is usually the correct one. If you have time to think about it, the chances are you will then convince yourself you are wrong and change your mind so go with that first instinct.

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How to Prevent Muscle Loss as You Age

This is a big problem for those who are getting up there in age. This article was on ‘Fox news’ and I know lots don’t watch or read Fox news so am forwarding it on to you as I think it is important.

As you get older, changes in your sex drive, energy levels and memory are all things you have to contend with.
Between 5 and 13 percent of people age 60 to 70 and between 11 and 50 percent of those age 80 and older are affected by sarcopenia(muscle loss)

To help prevent this here are some suggestions:-

1. Eat protein-rich foods.
We do not eat enough protein, calories and amino acids. People who doubled up on protein had an increase in muscle protein synthesis. Eat Eggs, chicken, turkey, fish, dairy, beans and legumes they are all great protein sources. Add a whey protein shake into your diet to get your fill.

2. Off to the Gym:
weight training is crucial because it consistently activates and signals the muscles to grow.
150 to 300 minutes of any type of moderate-endurance exercise a week is so good for your muscles

3.  Sleep.
7 to nine hours is recommended

4. Don’t cut carbs.
You need the energy you get from carbs. Aim to get 6 to 11 servings of whole grains, sweet potatoes, beans, legumes and fruit.

5. Get enough vitamin D.
Sunlight is essential. Also get plenty of orange juice, cereals, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, beef liver or egg yolks.

6. Limit your alcohol intake.
Not a good one for me but try if you will. Women should limit their alcohol consumption to one glass per day — a 5 ounce glass of wine or a 12 ounce beer — and men should limit it to two.

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Did You Know – 02/15/2015

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  1. Tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found that there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin. Less than 1% of the world’s population can be considered truly ambidextrous.

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2. The Melanesians of New Guinea are the only dark-skinned group of humans known to have a high blonde hair rate. 

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3. Vitamin D is unusual because it is the only vitamin that can be synthesized in the body. Sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D, though sunscreen lotions with high SPF can prevent vitamin D formation. Vitamin D is also the only vitamin that is a hormone.

 

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4. Insects such as termites and ants provide 10% of the protein consumed worldwide. Where insects are an integral part of a diet, they contribute as much as 40% of protein.       In the United States, it is estimated that every adult unconsciously consumes one pound of insects each year due to garden produce, poor restaurant and home hygiene, and commercial foods for which the USDA allows a certain amount of insect fragments. Peanut butter, for example, is allowed to have 30 insect fragments per 100 grams.

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5. Women are more susceptible to the effects of alcohol especially  wine than men partly because they have less of an enzyme in the lining of the stomach that is needed to metabolize alcohol efficiently.

 

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How to Get Enough Vitamin D

How to Get Enough Vitamin D

  • 15 minutes of bathing sunscreen-free arms and legs in the sun a few times a week generates plenty of the sunshine vitamin.
  • Fatty fish such as wild-caught salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines; eggs; and fortified milk, orange juice and cereal are all good sources.
  • In addition to sun exposure and food, Vitamin D supplements (800 to 2,000 IU a day) should bring your levels up to par. Take the supplement with your largest meal of the day. This simple step can boost the level of vitamin D in the blood by more than 50 percent, according to a study from the Cleveland Clinic.

Proof in the Vitamin D

It has now been proven by many researchers that Vit D is very important to our bodies.

We do too much “Slip, slop,slap” with the sunscreen creams. ( I am not saying get burnt) we are not eating enough vit rich food and we are not getting enough sunlight.

Here is some recent research that underscores the importance of vitamin D.

  • Protect your mind.
  • Guard against heart disease.
  • Ward off Parkinson’s
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Get rid of gloomy moods
  • Helps you remain active

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