February 8, 2012
By John Phillip
“Remember to take those vitamins. But not Centrum. Be smart.” –KTRN
Researchers publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%. Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting men and women in the US, with nearly 150,000 new diagnoses each year.
Nutrition experts and alternative practitioners understand that cancer is largely a disease caused by poor lifestyle behaviors including a diet lacking an optimal intake of vitamins and minerals. Chronic illnesses including colon cancer are the result of many years and decades of low nutritional status, as support for a healthy immune response is suppressed. Scientists now provide compelling evidence in support of whole-food based vitamin and mineral supplementation to dramatically lower the risk of colorectal cancer.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Help Significantly Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
The study authors used rats that were fed a high fat diet (20% fat intake) for a period of 32 weeks. Rats are commonly used for this type of research because they develop colon cancer polyps and tumors in a manner parallel to humans. The rats were divided into six groups and were subsequently exposed to different combinations of carcinogens and nutritional supplements.
The researchers found that the animals fed a high-fat, low fiber diet and exposed to a carcinogen developed pre-cancerous lesions of the colon along a pathway similar to that found in humans. The group of animals that underwent a similar treatment and diet, but were supplemented with a daily vitamin and mineral supplement showed an 84% reduction in the formation of pre-cancerous lesions and did not develop tumors.
September 20th, 2011
By: John Phillip
Just in case you needed more proof that low blood levels of vitamin D represent a significant health concern, researchers publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that small increases in the sunshine vitamin can add precious years to your life. For nearly a decade scientific evidence has been mounting to show that the vast majorities of adults (and many children) are grossly deficient in circulating blood levels of vitamin D. Further proof is documented in the PLoS One journal to show the precise cellular mechanism that helps vitamin D dramatically lower the risk of colon cancer. The bottom line is simple: check your vitamin D blood saturation with an inexpensive test and make the necessary adjustments to live a healthier and longer life.
Using epidemiologic studies, Dr. W.B. Grant of the Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center in San Francisco found that doubling the serum blood concentration of vitamin D could increase average life expectancy by two years. Dr. Grant and his team identified the major diseases that responded to increased levels of vitamin D. They then compared mortality rates to six identified regions around the country, and contrasted serum blood levels of the sunshine vitamin with disease occurrence.
After compiling all the data, the researchers found that conditions and diseases responsive to vitamin D that account for over half of the world’s mortality include cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, tuberculosis and respiratory diseases and infections. It was determined that doubling the circulating level of vitamin D would lower the mortality rates of diseases that are sensitive to vitamin D by approximately 20 percent. Dr. Grant concluded: “several ways to raise serum vitamin D include food fortification, supplementation and increased ultraviolet B exposure.”
Researchers have known for some time that low vitamin D levels are associated with a significant increase in colon cancer cases, but they have not understood the specific mechanism responsible. Now, scientists have discovered how a lack of vitamin D promotes DNA damage and colon cancer risk. Specifically, low vitamin D status instigates the development and progression of this devastating form of cancer.
Researchers have focused on a protein in intestinal epithelial cells called beta-catechin that normally helps epithelial cells bond together with other cells to form a protective barrier between the contents in your gut and the physical structure of your digestive tract. They found that when vitamin D is lacking, DNA synthesis is disrupted and beta-catechin builds up in cells, dramatically increasing the risk of colon cancer initiation.
There should be no doubt remaining that one of the most critical foundations to vibrant health is maintaining proper vitamin D blood saturation levels. Prevention is worth a pound of cure. So have your family physician run the simple and inexpensive 25 (OH)D blood test (alternatively, mail-in home testing is now a viable option), and be certain your level runs between 50 and 70 ng/mL to add years to your life and dramatically lower colon cancer and chronic disease risk.
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Yours in health…
On my radio show, I discuss why you should be using natural cures and remedies on a daily basis. Drug companies want to keep you sick, so they can keep filling their wallets! They are not looking to cure anyone.
Natural remedies have been passed down through generations, but in this day and age, all we see are ads for prescription drugs. Those drugs are causing more problems than you can possibly imagine! By picking up my books, and listening to my radio show, you will get the information you need to live a healthy, all natural lifestyle.
Here’s one to try….
Pick up some organic potatoes. Peel them. Chop them up into a few pieces. Throw them in a glass container. It has to be a glass container of ideally steamed distilled water or reverse osmosis water. Let it sit overnight.
Then just drink the water. It’s going to be loaded with potassium – which your body requires.
It’s also a good idea to take daily supplements to give your body the nutrients it’s not getting due your busy lifestyle and quality of food these days. That’s why I created “Kevin Trudeau’s Daily Dietary Supplementation Packs.” It’s what I take and what I think you should be taking to improve your health.
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I’ve said it before and I will say it again; you are sick, you are depressed, you have emotional problems, you have physical problems, joint pain, gastrointestinal problems, and so on because of nutritional deficiencies and toxins in the body.
And guess what?! When you eat food, you address the nutritional deficiencies. When you have proper nutrition, you don’t get sick and if you do, the duration and severity of the illness goes down dramatically.
A perfect example is Omega-3 fatty acids. Everyone in America is deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids. In other parts of the world, that’s not the case. They eat cold-water fish, like Herring or Mackerel or Salmon, which have Omega-3 fatty acids. They are also eating foods such as vegetarian foods, which have the full spectrum of the central fatty acids.
In America, we are all deficient in these fatty acids and when you are deficient in these Omega-3 fatty acids, it will always lead to depression or the blues and potential heart disease and stroke.
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Yours in health…
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January 14th, 2011
NY Daily News
By: Rosemary Black
At the first sign of the sniffles, are you tearing open a fizzy packet of Emergen-C? Or drinking steaming cup after cup of echinacea tea?
All that vitamin C and herbal supplementing may not be doing you any good when it comes to fighting a cold.
But it depends who you ask.
Dr. Seth Feltheimer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center told the Daily News there have been no consistently positive studies for Vitamin C or echinacea.
“As much as I would like to say they would work, I can’t.”
Echinacea offers cold comfort when it comes to preventing sneezes and sniffles. In fact, the herbal remedy touted as a way to prevent colds had only “minimal effects,” according to a study from the American College of Physicians.
The echinacea tablets did not reduce the severity of cold symptoms and only shortened the duration of the cough by seven to 20 hours – a “statistically insignificant result,” according to the researchers.
The study concluded that in most instances, popping echinacea was not “worthwhile.”
But Joy Lindquist, the wellness coordinator of Long Island College Hospital’s cancer center, says vitamin C and echinacea work if taken at the very first sign of a cold.
“The reason they don’t work in some people is that they are rundown,” she says. “If you have a poor diet and aren’t taking care of yourself and getting enough rest, don’t expect it to work.”
Lindquist recommends six to eight echinacea tablets per day, along with 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C. She does not recommend megadoses of C. “You can only absorb so much,” Lindquist says. “And if you take too much, it gives you the runs.”
Lenox Hill Hospital ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Jordan S. Josephson believes taking vitamins can help reduce a cold’s severity but says the jury is still out on whether they’re effective. “More in depth studies are needed,” he says.
His remedy for preventing a cold is prevention: eat right, get plenty of sleep, and take a multivitamin.
“In this season especially, it is important to stay well rested,” Josephson says. “It’s also important to stay well hydrated so drink a lot of water.”
As for the alcohol you may feel is practically a God-given right at holiday time? “Alcohol is very dehydrating,” Josephson says.
One other supplement to try? Zinc, advises Feltheimer.
“There may be some evidence that zinc tablets can shorten the duration of a cold,” he says. “But the zinc tablets taste terrible and can cause diarrhea, nausea and flatulence.”
It’s that time of the year again; brutal winter storms are hitting the nation like a ton of bricks, everyone around us is coughing and sneezing, and we’re all worn out from the madness of the holiday season. So, how does one stay healthy whilst being smacked with all of these factors at once?
Vitamin C should be a vital part of your daily supplementation. I get my vitamin C from 321supplements.com. They are a supplement company that I trust and use regularly.
Even further, there’s a possibility that you may have scurvy if you have a severe case of vitamin C deficiency. Some symptoms of scurvy are: exhaustion, lethargy, pale complexion, anemia, depression, sunken eyes, and weakness. If you feel like those symptoms describe how you feel, you must take action now!
September 3rd, 2010
By: David Gutierrez
Growing awareness about the prevalence and risks of vitamin D deficiency is leading more and more doctors to test their patients’ blood levels of the vitamin.
“Upwards of 70 percent of American adults are vitamin D deficient or insufficient,” said cardiologist James O’Keefe of St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute. “In the last year, awareness of vitamin D deficiency has really exploded.”
Vitamin D is more properly classified as a hormone, and it helps regulate gene function in various parts of the body. It is naturally synthesized in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, but sedentism and growing use of sunblock have worsened deficiency rates in recent decades.
According to O’Keefe, vitamin D testing has become the most popular “a la carte” blood test ordered by doctors in the past year. The test costs about $100, and is covered by some insurance providers.
Vitamin D is known to play a role in bone health and immune function, but many doctors are now fingering deficiency for a number of more general complaints. Carla Aamodt, another doctor at St. Luke’s, notes that when she orders supplementation for patients with vitamin D levels below 10 nanograms per milliliter, the patients feel better overall, have more energy with less muscle aches and pains.”
The jury is still out on optimal vitamin D levels, but researchers agree that they fall somewhere between 30 and 40 nanograms per milliliter.
Billie Howard Barnes of Kansas City suffered from chronic pain until her doctor ordered a vitamin D test and discovered that her blood levels were a paltry 5 nanograms per milliliter.
“I’m 43, and getting up in the morning, my feet would hit the floor and every joint in my body was sore,” Barnes said. “I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten. It just kind of crept up on me.”
After taking a high-dose supplement for a few weeks, Barnes began to recover.
“It wasn’t an instant thing, but I just feel much better,” she said. “I’m not as stiff. Colleagues say there’s more pep in my step.”
August 13th, 2010
By: Ethan A. Huff
A recent research study on vitamin D has shown that even low-dose vitamin D supplementation plays a big role in preventing breast cancer. According to the study, which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who take at least 400 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day lower their risk of developing breast cancer by 24 percent.
Over 6,500 patients participated in the study, which study authors believe points to vitamin D’s ability to regulate and control the growth and spread of malignant cancer cells. According to Laura Anderson, one of the study authors, breast cells have their own receptors for vitamin D, so it makes perfect sense that vitamin D exerts a positive influence on the body in terms of warding off cancer.
Several other recent studies have also shown a definitive link between vitamin D intake and decreased cancer risk, highlighting this nutrient’s powerful health-promoting and disease-preventing capabilities.
The research team also noted that vitamin D assimilates very well when coupled with calcium, and vice versa. The two vitamins work in tandem for maximum absorption of both in the body, so it is important to get plenty of both.
And although it was not specifically mentioned in the report, vitamin D is easily obtained through natural sunlight exposure. Your skin is fully capable of absorbing sunlight and processing it into vitamin D. In fact, just 15 to 30 minutes of exposure a day during the warmer months will ensure that you get the maximum amount of vitamin D for maintaining optimal health, without the need for a supplement.
During the winter months when sunlight exposure is limited, you can supplement with natural vitamin D3 as an alternative. It will effectively achieve the same results as if you were getting natural sunlight, however natural sunlight is preferable when available.
The governmental recommended daily intake of vitamin D is a mere 400 IU for adults, which many now consider to be far too low. To get a significant therapeutic effect from vitamin D, dosages upwards of 10,000 IU a day are far more appropriate. Because the body absorbs roughly 20,000 IU from the sun before shutting off for the day, it is safe to assume that supplementing with vitamin D3 in roughly this amount is safe as well.