The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is probably one of the least understood nutrients, and it’s level is very low in the population, especially for those living in the northern hemisphere!

Vitamin D deficiency is commonly indicated with autoimmune type conditions such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and type 1 diabetes, as well as muscle pain, neurodegenerative disorders, osteoporosis, impaired wound healing, depression, constant fatigue, and more.

Understanding the many roles of vitamin D, and proper testing (to assess your level), useful supplementation, will go a long way in maintaining a balanced immune system.

Main causes of Vitamin D deficiency are:

  • Modern diets (mostly lack Vitamin D foods)
  • Lack of sunshine (further complicated by the misinformed notion that the sun is bad)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders ( make absorbing Vitamin D more difficult)
  • High levels of cortisol or the use of cortisone.
  • Lack of mobility (people confined to the house or in nursing homes reduce exposure to the sun)
  • Adrenal stress and obesity (very common)
  • Aging makes us less efficient in converting sunlight.

D is very important when a woman is pregnant!  Deficiencies are associated with bone loss during pregnancy.

You should have y our levels tested, (periodically), and it should be as close to 100 as possible, we’ve had people come to us that have levels as low as 12!

Supplementation is usually required (especially in the northern latitudes) and we recommend it if you are low.  Use D3 not D2!

To Your Health!

Coconut Oil Controversy

Coconut oil as a healthy food has come under controversy again due to recent article in USA Today.  Unfortunately this article is completely off base!

It is based on the false premise that fats, especially saturated fats, are unhealthy.  This could not be further from the truth.  Our bodies need fats (good fats) to survive.

My wife and I have been using coconut oil for many years, and found the least expensive to be Costco brand (pictured above).  84oz. for around $20 bucks!

We ingest it in our smoothies each day, use it in cooking, and apply it externally to areas of our bodies that need a little help.

It can help with various health conditions, as it is an anti-fungal:

Coconut oil contains 3 different fatty acids (Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid) that have each been found to be effective against the Candida yeast (see the research studies here and here). Caprylic acid in particular is a popular and effective antifungal, which you can buy in supplement form.

And also antiviral:

The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s. Research has shown that microorganisms that are inactivated include bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses.

Dr. Hardick has a great article on heart benefits: http://drhardick.com/coconut-oil-heart-disease.

And consuming good fats can help you lose weight!

So it would seem that coconut oil is a VERY good food to use to regain and maintain our good health!

To Your Health!

Firearms VS Doctors/Drugs!

There are a few definitions of PERSPECTIVE, but this is the one that applies here: The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance: tried to keep my perspective throughout the crisis.

Let’s put things into perspective!  there has been a lot of talk about the prohibiting of firearms due to the “mass shootings” of recent memory.  Granted that these events are horrific and bring much sorrow to the families and friends of the victims, but they receive too much attention given the numbers involved.

What about the grief and sorrow brought on the the families and friends of chronically ill, when the pass away?

When you look at the annual deaths by firearms compared to the annual deaths by the medical establishment, there is NO comparison:

Doctors VS Guns

And these facts receive NO media coverage at all!  Three quarters of a MILLION people die each year at the hands of the medical establishment, and NOT A WORD!!  That’s more than 2,000 deaths PER DAY!

Statistically, if you look at the annual accidental deaths by  physicians, they are 9,000 times more dangerous than guns!

Dr deaths

These are pretty sobering statistics that show we MUST make a change to our healthcare system immediately!  Doctors for the most part are really just pharmaceutical sales people.  Think about it, who “owns” the medical schools and what is actually taught?  Big pharma basically owns the schools (they donate a bunch of cash) and the curriculum is not focused on what the actual causes of diseases are, but rather when a patient has a particular symptom – there is a drug for that!  A pill for every ill.  This doesn’t fix the problem, but rather it ensures that the patient will be a customer for life (a life of pain and misery).  Don’t misunderstand me, there are times when drugs can be the only viable choice, but this should only be in a very small percentage of cases.

This is a HUGE industry and a real money-maker for the pharmaceutical companies and the insurance companies!

Doctor Joke

This has to change, and I believe we are slowly changing to a new paradigm.  A paradigm of natural health, good food, good supplementation, proper exercise, and a good spiritual base.  That’s all we need to stay healthy and vibrant!

The question isWill we make this change in time to save the masses from further being enslaved by the medical establishment, or will the drug companies/insurance companies/government be too large and powerful for us to stop this needless suffering and death?  Time will tell!

To your health!

Angelina Jolie – Wrong on so many levels!

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By now most of the world has heard of Angelina Jolie‘s decision to have a bi-lateral mastectomy because she tested positive for the breast cancer gene BRCA1.  In my opinion this is so wrong on a variety of levels, the least of which is why a woman would choose to mutilate herself just because she might eventually contract breast cancer.  Removing any part of the body will only result in problems down the road; other parts of the body will have to work harder to compensate for the functions of the removed organs.

But there is MUCH more to this story!  Mike Adams’ post yesterday was a real eye-opener, and I’m not going to paraphrase was he said because you can read it for yourself here: http://www.naturalnews.com/040365_Angelina_Jolie_gene_patents_Supreme_Court_decision.html.  It has to do with corporate greed, patenting human genes, and general corruption!

The cancer industry (because it’s a business – has nothing to do with healing people!) has set this whole thing up as a profit maker.  According to Mike’s article, if the BRCA1 gene is patented by Myriad Genetics (the maker of the test) they will be the only game in town, they currently charge $4,000 per test!   Couple that with all the women that will be scared to death and wanting to have the test done, well, it amounts to a huge windfall of profits for Myriad and all the associated surgeons who perform mastectomies.  Not to mention the hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and their related businesses!

Most people are under the FALSE impression that our genes determine our health…nothing could be further from the truth!  Our genes are affected by their environment, and can be “turned on” or “turned off” by said environment!  This is called Epigenetics It makes perfect sense that to be a successful organism there should be a built-in way to adapt.  I highly recommend Dr. Bruce Lipton‘s books about epigenetics!

So what has negative affects on the genes?  Well radiation for one (mammograms), toxic pharmaceutical (chemo), and of course our diets!  We need a good, wholesome diet, and I am not talking vegan!  A sensible diet composed of ORGANIC (no toxins, not processed) food will give the body what it needs to correct any gene mutations, turn off the bad genes, and turn on the good genes!

Isn’t it strange that the one test for breast cancer that is highly promoted is a mammogram!  Radiation is CUMULATIVE so the more you get – the worse the outcome.   Thermography is a far better alternative that can find problems 6 to 8 years BEFORE a mammogram could even pick it up, and there is no touching, no squeezing, no radiation, and is effective for women with dense breast tissue!

So, there are many options to consider before doing such a radical procedure as Jolie did!  And, if you are a woman or a man, that has cancer in the family, change your diet and mitigate your toxic exposure!  Educate yourself on the many options available to you to help fight this condition.  Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence!

To Your Health!

Good-Bye Diabetes!

If you believe the lies prevalent in the “Medical-Industrial Complex”, when you are diagnosed with a particular disease such as Diabetes, you will be told to start taking toxic pharmaceuticals to help your symptoms.  And the odds are very good that this will be the start of a never ending stream of lifelong drugs.

If your not familiar with how diabetes works, please check out this 8 minute YouTube video: Diabetes

Glucose test

They tell you HOW the disease works, and HOW it affects your body’s systems, but they won’t tell you the WHY, or the actual CAUSES.  And, like all other “diagnoses”, they give you a drug to relieve (mask) the symptoms.  Is this true healthcare???

The biggest CAUSE of Diabetes (and all other chronic diseases) is cellular inflammation, (discussed in an earlier post), and this CAN BE FIXED, thus eliminating the CAUSE and the associated symptoms!  You can read the earlier post here.  In the case of Diabetes, the cells become inflamed and the receptors are not functioning, thus they cannot “hear” the insulin signal and can’t let the glucose in!  More and more insulin is produced to try and get the glucose in to the cells…to no avail!  Eventually the pancreas “burns out”, and then you really have a problem.  A problem whose cause could be mitigated if it was known to the person!

Wouldn’t it be easier and more effective if we removed the sources that cause the problems with the cells?  We can!

In our offices, we analyze each client’s history and habits, give them a series of non-invasive tests to act as a benchmark, recommend specialized lab tests if needed, (mostly through Genova) put them on an appropriate program (specialized supplementation and food choices), and measure their improvement each month.  This approach works, and without any negative side effects!

So if you have a “chronic disease”, and you’re not seeing results with your current protocol, or getting tired trying to find the right practitioner to help you resolve your issues, you can contact us for help.  You can learn more by going to http://www.aviewtoyourhealth.com.

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To your health!

Weight Loss, The Easy Way!

It’s EASY!

It's Not Your Fault!

It’s Not Your Fault!

Most people don’t understand the body and how it functions!  The body is a highly complex organism that is ALWAYS striving to reach homeostasis.  That’s another word for balance!

The topic of weight loss is on just about everyone’s mind.  Whether you have a little to lose, a lot to use, or are striving to maintain, you are always thinking about it.  This is because we are immersed in a sea of weight loss advertisements!  “Eat this,”  “Come to this gym,”, “Take this amazing supplement”,  “Get this procedure done”, etc., etc., but does any of it work?

For the most part – NO!  And why is that?  Because non of these do anything to correct the REAL problem!

Let’s step back and consider how the body works.  Most people think of two things when it comes to weight loss, DIET and EXCERCISE, or calories in versus calories out, but this is not true!  But how can that be, you say?  Well we all know people who can eat anything and everything and not gain an ounce!  As well as folks that are always on a strict diet, and not losing an ounce!  What’s up with that?  Obviously there is more to the story!

It has to do with hormones!  But before we get into how that works, we must go back and look at cellular inflammation, (discussed in an earlier posting).  Hormones are the way the body communicates between organs and systems, to maintain homeostasis!  When the cell membranes get inflamed, that affects the cell’s hormone receptors, causing the cell to become “deaf”, unable to sense or respond to the hormone signals that are presented to it.

The components of the cell membrane.

The components of the cell membrane.

Simplified example, when your brain senses (hypothalamus) too much sugar in the blood, it tells your pancreas to generate more insulin, which enters your blood and signals your cells to let the sugar inside to burn it for fuel.  However if the cell membrane is inflamed, the cell doesn’t “hear” the signal and ignores it.  This causes a feedback system to come into play causing more insulin to be secreted because the sugar level didn’t subside.  And because one of the things that causes cellular inflammation is SUGAR, this becomes a  runaway situation – Diabetes!

There are two main things that the body can use for energy, sugar and fat (also protein in an emergency situation), and fat is the preferred source.  Guess what – burning fat for energy is controlled by a hormone!  A hormone called Leptin, which is actually generated by fat tissue!  So the more fat you have in your body, the greater the Leptin generation, and you remain thin!  What a system!

Leptin was first discovered by Jeffery Friedman in 1994.  People said “we can be rich if this will cause people to lose weight!”  But it didn’t work, obese people already had high levels of  leptin due to their high levels of fat!

If your cells are inflamed, they don’t get the memo, because their receptors are blunted, and you remain overweight, no matter what you do!  This is why people have such problems losing weight, because they are not addressing the cause – Cellular Inflammation“.

So what causes cellular inflammation?  Three things, bad fats, toxins and SUGAR.  If we eliminate, or drastically reduce our exposure to these, and provide the correct nutrients to the body, the cells will heal and we will lose the weight! (Homeostasis)  How simple is that!  The difficult part is doing it because we are immersed in a sea of toxins, and our common foods are full of bad fats and sugarsYes, it may be difficult, but certainly NOT impossible!

There exists a cellular healing diet and correct supplementation that will expedite the process of cellular healing, and weight loss.  Also the mitigation of ALL chronic diseases that we currently are suffering from, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer!  And when you combine this with proper exercise, and the proper spiritual health, (body, mind, spirit) things really start happening!

We are offering this program in our offices to amazing results!  It’s really not hard, and it works!

To your health!