Posts Tagged ‘health’

Vitamin D Necessary for Optimum Health

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I have memories of running around the beach as a child and if not under the umbrella, I was forced to wear the funny colored zinc-oxide on my lips, under my eyes; t-shirt (long sleeves would have been preferable, but my mother finally gave up) and a hat that better have a brim a foot long to block the enemy of summer: The SUN! How often do we hear the hated sun is the cause of all our problems from wrinkles to cancer?  Or is it?

The medical community and media have engraved in our brains that we dare not step foot outside without a minimum of SPF 15 and guess who raked in the dough? Every brand name cosmetic company jumped on the band wagon and started adding SPF to all their products, and while we thought we were protecting ourselves, cancer occurrences started to climb. This is not to say that hiding from the sun is the direct link to an increase in cancer, but what research has shown is vitamin D deficiency (and the type we get from the sun) puts a strain on our bodies to yield off inflammation and protect us from “serious chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, infections, multiple sclerosis, and more”1. Vitamin D deficiency is in “epidemic proportions in the United States and many other regions around the world…because people do not spend enough time in the sun to facilitate…vitamin D production…”1. An optimal level of vitamin D, which is currently being debated in the medical community, has also been linked to preventing breast cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

Vitamin D3 can be taken orally, and is a necessary option for those of us who can not jump in the sun on a daily basis. However, sun exposure is the very best way to get our vitamin D because our bodies can readily use it.  “Unlike oral vitamin D3 supplements, sunlight-formed vitamin D sulfate is water soluble.  The water-soluble form can travel freely in [our] bloodstreams, whereas the unsulfated form needs LDL as a vehicle of transport”1.  Also, vitamin D is the only vitamin not found in breast milk, suggesting that our bodies were meant to run and play with our so-called “enemy.”

New reports from National Jewish Health, which will be published in the March 2012 issue of The Journal of Immunology, have discovered how vitamin D acts on immune and inflammatory pathways2. Scientists have identified a new location where the vitamin-D receptor binds directly with DNA to activate a gene known as MKP-1.  MKP-1 is known to interfere with inflammatory responses2. This new information could potentially help individuals suffering from all types of chronic inflammatory diseases.  “The factor that sets vitamin D apart from many other nutrients is that vitamin D receptors are present in virtually every tissue and cell in [the] body”1. So the next time you take a drive to the beach, you may want to take a break from under the umbrella.  Soak up those rays and toast to your health!

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Sources

1 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/21/how-to-get-your-vitamin-d-to-healthy-ranges.aspx .How to Get Your Vitamin D Within to Healthy Ranges.
2 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223103920.htm . How Vitamin D Inhibits Inflammation

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NuTriVene Customer Testimonial #3: Medication for Children With Down Syndrome

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

My daughter, Chelsea is 6 years old, and has Down syndrome. When she was born, I wasn’t sure where to turn or what to expect. Nutrivene gave me hope for my daughter’s future.

Chelsea attends a private Christian school where she thinks she owns the place! Chelsea was very blessed at birth, not having any heart issues. The only surgery she has needed is eye muscle surgery. Her health at birth, along with being supplemented with the Nutrivene protocol since she was 4 months old, have allowed her to develop like a typical child. Chelsea runs, plays on the playscape, swims, rides her 2-wheeler with training wheels, bowls, goes to Brownie Scouts, and basically tries to do…and usually does…anything that her big sister does! I can not say that Chelsea would not be doing the same things had she not been given Nutrivene, but I can say that taking the supplements has helped her immune system fight off sickness, keeping her healthy, therefore giving her a better opportunity to learn.

Chelsea takes the Nutrivene-D Daily Supplement, probiotics, essential fatty acids, and the recently added gingko biloba supplement. The results have been very encouraging. Her short term memory has improved greatly, to where she can tell me everything,in detail, that she has learned in school, which she attends from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. Her retention of material taught, both in school and during therapy, has greatly increased.

Chelsea is truly a blessing to our family, a little ray of sunshine that carries with her all the hope of the future God has planned for her. It is a never ending battle getting those around her to see and accept her potential. Nutrivene has made that a little easier by helping me keep my child healthy and her brain working and developing all the time. Those who are closet to Chelsea are encouraged by the progress that she so steadily makes and look forward to her bright and thriving future.

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Abstract no.: 776

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Early intervention in down syndrome: The effect of antioxidants

N.A. Meguid & S. Ismail

The present study investigated the role of antioxidant nutritional support in conjunction with a training Portage programme designed to improve the capabilities of patients with Down Syndrome (DS).

The study included 60 children with DS aged between 2 and 45 months. Twenty cases were included in an early intervention portage project and supported with antioxidants. Another 20 cases only attended the early intervention programme. The remaining group of 20 children with DS did not attend at all. The portage early intervention programme was used to evaluate the development of various fields of activity.

The present authors organized a 1 year follow-up study of the first and second stages of evaluation. Initial growth parameters and development assessment were done, and then again at 6 month intervals. Complete blood analysis, T3, T4 and TSH were carried out every 6 months. Parents were asked to stop any additional vitamins, and to keep illness logs and follow-up the incidence of upper respiratory, ear and GIT infections.

The most striking finding was the marked improvement in the health and growth of the group of children with DS attending the intervention programme in conjunction with antioxidant treatments. There was a significant decrease in the incidence of all infections, and upper respiratory and ear infections in particular. The authors also noticed a significant improvement in cognitive and gross motor development in comparison to the other groups.

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