Balancing Mood with Nutrition

Stay tuned, the next 4 weeks we will look at nutrition and mood. Step 1 is B-Vitamins, a recent study in elderly post stroke survivors showed after 7 years 52% of the patients were happier.  I realize this is only about 1/2 the people, but they only used B-12, Folic Acid and B-6.  As a nutritionist, I believe in a balance of all B-vitamins because in their active form along with minerals, they help us run  every cell of our body...they create our energy, fix things and help detoxify our cells keeping us healthier. So, I believe the percentage of happier people can be increased with all the B-Vitamins in the right strengths. Remember, there are quality differences in vitamins so stop by today for more info today!

Low Omega 3 Oils can cause Obesity

Chronic excess of omega 6 oil (Wendys, Taco Bell, McDonalds, processed food fats), coupled with a deficiency in omega 3 oil (removed from food in mid-80s), can increase obesity down thru generations. Researchers exposed several generations mice to a "Western-like" diet (US Diet), and then compared the consequences to the human diet. The imbalance of oils can cause a weight gain of 1/4 to 1 pound per month depending on age. So, in 10 years that can be 60-120 lbs! This imbalance is also the major reason for our aches and pains today. See Coach Maurer today to put you body back in balance.

Exercise Enlarges Brain's Memory-Keeping Area

The mall walkers have it right. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has shown that a year of moderate exercise -- the kind relished by older walkers who walk laps at the mall -- can increase the size of an area of the brain related to memory in older adults and lead to improved memory. Adults ages 60 to 80 walking three times a week for 40 to 60 minutes at a time had the equivalent of turning back the clock two years on the brain.
So now we know conclusively that exercise works from the neck up. So exercise and be healthy!

Should You Be Snuggling With Your Cellphone?

Many people snuggle them right next to their ears and some reports out indicate this could increase your risk of brain cancer. Did your know legal departments of cellphone manufacturers slip a warning about holding the phone against your head or body into the fine print of the little slip that you toss aside when unpacking your phone. I’m paraphrasing here. But the Apple, for example, doesn’t want iPhones to come closer than 5/8 of an inch; Research In Motion, BlackBerry’s manufacturer, is still more cautious: keeping a distance of about an inch. So, maybe the speakerphone option is the way to go! Think safety.

Antibiotics have little impact on child ear infections

Giving children antibiotics for ear infections does little to speed recovery while raising the risk of some side effects. Many ear infections can be caused by a virus, which won't respond to antibiotics. A study found that 80 out of 100 healthy children would recover from an acute ear infection within a few days if given medication only to relieve pain or fever. If all 100 were given antibiotics, 92 would be better in the same period. But, expect increased side effects with 3 to 10 kids developing a rash and 5 to 10 getting diarrhea. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggest since 2004 that "observation" -- avoiding antibiotics -- is an option for treating ear infections in otherwise healthy children from ages of 2 and 12. Coach Maurer has great success with a “special” probiotic in ear infections.

What are the Right Supplements?

The Right supplements deliver...the Right Nutrients, in the Right Form, at the Right Amount, with the Right CoFactors. In addition to providing the Right nutrients, each Right formula utilizes only the most pure ingredients; at least pharmaceutical grade. Each nutrient is provided in the biologically preferred form, even when that from is more expensive.  The Right formulations utilize sufficient amounts of the key nutrients needed to deliver the desired results.  The Right formula doesn’t add small amounts of a nutrient as "window dressing" for the label.  Right formulations utilize co-factors and transporters, as found in foods and in nature, to aid in optimum absorption of nutrients.  The Right supplements simply are...Supplements that work!

What is Physiology First?

In the most simple terms, Physiology First is the idea that optimal body functioning begins with "getting the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.”  This philosophy focuses on evoking the human healing response or reminding your body it CAN fix itself.  So when properly supported, the human body has amazing innate mechanisms for repairing and restoring health.  The healing response can be achieved or “jump started” with the following tools. First, eating correctly 60-80% of the time and we call this the “Alkaline Way Diet.” Second, the RIGHT or targeted Nutritional supplements and third, healthful practices, like proper sleep and exercise.  For a “game plan” to get healthy...call for an appointment.

Vitamin D and Cancer

Numerous studies have linked vitamin D levels to a reduction in the risk of certain cancers, including breast cancer, but much debate has focused on the means to boost vitamin D levels – supplements or sunlight. Data collected in a 10 year study of 67,721 women indicated that postmenopausal women living in sunny climates combined with high supplemental intakes of vitamin D were at a significantly reduced risk of breast cancer compared to women with high sun exposure and low intakes of vitamin D.  So, a combination of some sun exposure and vitamin D supplements may be the most effective means of reducing the risk of breast cancer. Remember, its winter out there and we make NO vitamin D this time of the year. So, stop in for our “quality and highly” absorbed vitamin D at reasonable prices.

Exercise Unlocks Stem Cells in Muscles

Yes with all the talk about stem cell research...its good to know...we still make our own. But you must exercise to increase your stem cells. A combination of aging and a sedentary lifestyle significantly contributes to the development of diseases such as osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, as well as a decline in cognitive abilities and the size and function of muscles. After rats ran on a treadmill for 20 minutes a day for a 13-week period older rats exhibited a 33% to 47% increase in stem cells plus increased muscle mass.  So, exercise especially in the elderly is a key to the quality of life.

U.S. Kids and Prescription

More than a quarter of U.S. kids and teens are taking a medication on a chronic basis and nearly seven percent are on two or more such drugs. Perhaps unhealthy diets and lack of exercise among children could lead to too much weight gain and obesity and fuel the use of some treatments, such as those for hypertension. But children and teens are also taking a wide variety of other medications once considered only to be for adults, from statins to diabetes pills and sleep drugs. As a natural pharmacist I find these statistics alarming...maybe there is something “natural” we can do for your kids.

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