LiveingWell Health News Letter
1. VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY 2. HERBAL 3. HEALTH SITES
4. RECIPE 5. FACTS & TIPS 6. THOUGHT OF THE DAY
1. VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
A New Epidemic?
@2004 Dan Farrell
A recent article in the Reader's Digest points out some rather startling new information, at least to this author,
that according to Michael Holick, who's spent the last 30 years researching the subject, believes we're living in
an unrecognized epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency. And scientists are linking low levels of D to cancer,
hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis. Researchers used to think that Vitamin D was for building
strong bones but new research shows that this humble nutrient is far more versatile.
Unlike most vitamins, D isn't found in much we eat, other than fortified milk and cold water fish like mackerel
and salmon. Most of it is supplied by the sun. D-related hormone in the skin soaks up the ultraviolet rays in
sunlight and travels to the liver and the kidneys, where it is picked up by extra molecules of oxygen and
hydrogen. This process transforms this potent hormone intocalcitriol. Scientists believe that this disease
fighting calcitriol is very important to prevent the above diseases.
Let the sun bake on your unprotected arms and face for a few minutes and you will have all the D you need.
In northern climes though it is believed that there is a deficiency from 20 to 60 percent among those over 50.
A startling fact is that there is more and more rickets every because doting parents are breastfeeding their
infants and keeping them out of the sun. Here are the recommended daily doses for Vitamin D
Under 50 = 200IU's a day 51-69 = 400IU's a day over 70 =600IU's a day More than 2,000IU's can lead to a
toxic buildup of calcium in the bloodstream. Getting 800IU's isn't that hard. An 8-ounce cup of milk
contains almost 100IU's. For lactose intolerant or those who don't like milk, Minute Maid offers D-fortified
orange juice. Better still, get outside (but without sunscreen).
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Herb for the Heart - Cardiovascular System
Hawthorn can be used as part of a comprehensive wellness program to promote cardiovascular health.
Hawthorn leaf, stem and flower extracts have been shown to promote healthy heart function by improving blood
and nutrient flow to the heart muscle. A healthy heart helps maintain healthy blood flow and nutrient delivery
throughout the body.
The extract of hawthorn can increase blood flow to the heart muscle itself, helping to counteract one of the most
common modern causes of death in industrial countries--heart attack due to lack of blood flow to the heart. In
pharmacological tests on both animals and humans, hawthorn has been shown to improve the contractility of the
heart muscle (which can lead to a stronger pumping action of the heart), increase cardiac performance and
output, lower the peripheral vascular resistance (reducing the workload of the heart), steady the heartbeat
(antiarrhythmic effect), as well as increasing the heart's tolerance to oxygen deficiency, such as might happen
during stress or excitement, or in diseases where the arteries are partially blocked."
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4. RECIPE :
NO - SUGAR COOKIE
1/2 cup dates chopped
1 cup oatmeal uncooked
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup water
2 eggs beaten
1 banana mashed
Mix all ingredients together, drop by teaspoons on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
5. FACTS AND TIPS:
Arthritis tonic and treatment 2 spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of water several times
daily. Here are some other ways it is used for. Apple cider vingar and honey as a cure all: use to prevent
apathy, obesity, hay fever, asthma, rashes, food poisoning, hearthburn, sore throat, bad eyesight, dandruff,
brittle nails and bad breath.
. 6.Thought of the Day:
Never confuse failure on a project with failure as a person.
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