vitamins

  1. Seniors commonly deficient in essential vitamins

    Did you take your vitamins this morning?

    It's hard to believe we're living in the year 2018.

    And if you're like me -- old enough to remember a time when the 21st century sounded far-off (and "far-out") -- that means that you've got decades of memories under your belt.

    You're RICH in experience... but no matter how far science has advanced, you may still be LACKING in a few key vitamins!

    According to a new pair of studies, that's because as the years pass, you could enter a "danger zone" for deficiency in the all-important vitamins D, B12, and K.

    In the first study, which came out of Germany, researchers drew blood samples from over 1,000 older adults and analyzed them for levels of vitamin D and B12.

    It turned out that 1 in 4 participants wasn't getting enough vitamin B12, which is essential for everything from nerve function to brain health to your body's formation of red blood cells.

    And when it came to vitamin D, the outlook was even grimmer: Over HALF of the participants lacked enough D, which is crucial for strong bones, a sturdy immune system, and even blood sugar control.

    In the second study, out of the Netherlands, researchers analyzed the blood levels of over 4,000 people for another bone-strengthening nutrient: vitamin K.

    Half of the older folks in the study lacked enough K, as did those with conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease.

    What's more, after following the participants for 10 years, researchers also found that those who were deficient in vitamin K were more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

    In fact, they were more likely to die from any other cause, too!

    That may be because vitamin K plays a role in keeping your arteries flexible and preventing the "calcification" that can stiffen them.

    Now, it's true that adopting a healthy approach to eating like the Paleo diet -- which includes nutrient-dense foods like meat, egg yolks, and leafy greens -- can supply a steady stream of these essential vitamins.

    But as we age, your body can struggle to absorb nutrients from your food and -- in the case of vitamin D (a.k.a. the "sunshine" vitamin) -- even from sunlight.

    Luckily, all you may need to do to get what you're lacking is take a good daily multivitamin.

    But since "mainstream" recommendations of how much of these vitamins you need are often WAY too low, talk to a doc who's well-versed in integrative medicine about the right dosages for you.

    You don't want your levels to just squeak by at the bare minimum. You want them to be OPTIMUM!

    And if you've got a vitamin B12 deficiency, the best way to correct it may actually be to get injections, which I've used on hundreds of patients.

  2. Beer slashes rheumatoid arthritis risk 31%

    Soak up some suds to beat arthritis pain

    Bring me to any bar in America, and it'll take me two seconds to spot the gal for me.

    I'll give you a hint -- she's not sipping some fruity umbrella drink and batting eyes at the bartender. She's sitting in the corner, with her lips wrapped around a Budweiser bottle, watching the big game.

    Because this lovely lady has two things going for her right off the bat. She can tell you how many homeruns Mickey Mantle hit, and she can keep up with my active lifestyle.

    In fact, a new Harvard study proves that if you gals want to stay loose, limber, and pain-free as you age, a can of Coors may be just what the doctor ordered.

    Researchers tracked nearly a quarter-million women and found that just by drinking up to four delicious servings of beer a week, you may be able to slash your rheumatoid arthritis risk by an impressive 31%!

    That's one-third less risk of your joints creaking and groaning like a rusted lawn chair -- and one-third less risk of limping through each day like a race horse headed for the glue factory. And it's all because beer is loaded with natural ingredients like amino acids, minerals, vitamins and polyphenols that help control inflammation, improve heart health and relieve pain.

    So if you want to silence those painful, burning joints for good, stop popping pills and start popping a top. Because when I catch your eye at the local watering hole and throw a quarter in the juke box, I want to know you'll be ready to boogie.

  3. Feds take 18 Years to approve baby formula testing

    After an unbelievable 18 years of study, the FDA is finally requiring baby formula makers to test their products for potentially deadly contaminants. Find out the disgusting truth about what took so long.
  4. New book bashes vitamins

    A new book bashes vitamins and supplements -- despite the fact that government numbers prove many people are badly deficient in key nutrients.
  5. Organics beat conventional foods in new study

    A new study finds that organic meats have fewer germs and organic produce has fewer pesticides than conventional foods.
  6. Vitamins boost brainpower

    Big Pharma has pumped billions into the hunt for a brain-boosting drug, and all they have to show for it so far is a bunch of tax write-offs. But there is something you can pop right now to get your brain juices flowing, and it's the cheap little pills you should be taking anyway -- your daily vitamins.
  7. Vitamins boost IVF success

    Imagine that -- good nutrition can help a woman get pregnant.
  8. Can vitamin D really hurt you?

    The clock is running out on 2011, but it looks like there's still time to squeeze in one last phony vitamin panic. In this one, researchers claim high levels of vitamin D will boost your risk of serious heart problems -- despite what their own study REALLY found: that LOW levels of the sunshine vitamin will up your odds of heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and diabetes.
  9. Eggs won't make you diabetic

    Imagine doing a study on aspirin and heart risk... and concluding that eggs cause diabetes. Well, imagine no more -- because researchers have managed to do just that: A "new" study that links eggs to diabetes was actually based entirely on data from two older studies -- one on aspirin and heart risk, the other on vitamins and heart risk.
  10. B vitamins can save your hearing

    A new study finds that older people with poor hearing are missing out on two of the key vitamins I've been urging you to take anyway: B12 and folate.

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