Taking vitamin D while still young may be good for the body in the long run. Results from a study conducted by the University of Zurich have confirmed that sufficient amounts of vitamin D taken consistently are necessary to maintain bone health.
Many people believe that maintaining healthy eating habits is enough, but only few foods naturally contain significant levels of vitamin D. According to Dr. Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari, a faculty of UZH, in order to get adequate levels of vitamin D through diet alone, two servings of fatty fish like salmon or mackerel would have to be consumed every day. It is thus necessary to increase vitamin D levels in the body through sufficient sun exposure and supplementation in order to use the sunshine vitamin’s full potential for maintaining proper body functioning.
This misconception about maintaining D levels through diet does have a degree of ground since vitamin D is not a stand alone vitamin. To perform many functions, vitamin D works in cooperation with other vitamins like magnesium, which can be found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach. This unique characteristic of vitamin D has contributed to the management of many chronic illnesses. (more…)
We’re pretty used to hearing that CoQ10 is good for the heart, but little emphasis has been made to date on its kidney-protective effects.
Why should you care? Because the number of Americans that are affected by chronic kidney disease is growing.
In fact, approximately 13% of Americans have chronic kidney disease.1
This is a condition in which your kidneys are damaged and don’t filter waste properly. It can lead to problems such as cardiovascular and even bone disease.2 (more…)
Persons taking Avastin, the most widely used chemotherapy (cancer drug), according to a study conducted at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, were nearly five times more likely to develop serious kidney damage, and nearly eight times more likely to develp nephritic syndrome (causing cholesterol levels to rise and blood protein levels to drop). The findings were based on 16 studies involving 12,268 cancer patients and published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2010
Ask someone what disease they fear the most and many will answer type 2 diabetes…and for good reason.
One out of every 10 Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and millions more are walking around undiagnosed every day.
And if the disease isn’t bad enough, there are the terrifying complications, including:
- * Blindness
- * Kidney disease
- * Heart attack
- * Stroke
- * Peripheral artery disease
- * Diabetic ulcers
- * Amputation
- * Death