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Krill Oil protects heart with 42% Fat Reduction!

In recent news, Krill Oil has been found to contain special properties when it comes to protecting your heart. Progressive physicians have long known that not all fish oil is created equal. Lots of products available to consumers can actually harm you.

Before we discuss Krill Oil, let’s get to the basics. Never purchase any kind of oil in a clear bottle that allows you to see the oil or softgel capsules. Light oxidizes oil, making it less effective and actually harmful to the body. Also don’t forget fish oil can contain mercury, PCBs and other heavy metals, so purchase from a company that you can literally trust with your life, because tainted oil is bad for you.

In regards to Krill Oil, we can thank obese Zucker rats for the revolutionary krill oil research findings that has just been discovered. You might think, “What is so great about krill oil?” Well, let’s take a look at the findings, and then maybe you will get excited about it too.

First and foremost, when compared to fish oil over a 4 week period of time, Krill Oil demonstrated a significantly better effect. Krill Oil reduced the fat content in the heart by an amazing 42%. Now, none of us want a fat anything, let alone a fat heart. So, that is pretty exciting. The wow factor is that fish oil only reduced the fat content by 2%.

Yet good news continues – the researchers also found that the amount of fat in the liver showed a reduction of 60% after administration of Krill Oil, while fish oil reduced the fat content in the liver by only 38%. Many of my patients have fatty livers, and it is estimated that up to 50% of Americans may have some degree of fatty liver; even skinny people can have fatty livers. The big deal with fatty livers is that a high level of fat in the liver decreased liver performance – which is critical in protecting you from toxins and keeping you alive. Over the course of time, liver impairment contributes to reduced insulin sensitivity and increases the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

Bottomline: Get high quality fish oil and don’t risk your well-being by purchasing just any product, for the ultimate price you may pay is with your health. However, adding some Krill Oil would be a great way to protect your body from fat accumulation, according to this new study. I have been recommending Krill Oil for years for a healthy heart and liver, and boosting overall wellness.

Reduce Your DNA’s Shrinking, and Slow Aging

The latest research has shown that you should not stop at just one cup of tea a day. In fact, the more tea you drink can help you achieve a younger biological age. What does that mean? It means that tea drinkers were actually younger at the cellular level, than others who didn’t drink tea of the same “chronological age”.

Researchers in Hong Kong studied the length of people’s telomeres, which are the DNA sequences at the end of chromosomes that shorten as cells replicate and age. Tea drinker’s telomeres did not experience the same level of shrinkage.

Your telomeres are very susceptible to oxidative stress, meaning that in order to protect them, you must consume sufficient antioxidants. The researchers reported that “The antioxidative properties of tea and its constituent nutrients may protect telomeres from oxidative damage in the normal ageing process.”

The BIG NEWS is that simply drinking three cups of tea per day experienced “approximately a difference of 5 years of life.”

Melatonin Helps Maintain Brain Function!

Your brain produces melatonin each and every day, however as we get older, our brain does not produce as much melatonin as it once did. Not only does this have a huge impact on your sleep quality that can accelerate aging, it also leaves your brain open to free-radical damage and tissue destruction. Even with 100 billion brain cells, no one should accept accelerated loss of brain cells. The sad fact is that even after you have ensured that you have enough melatonin, a healthy person still loses 1 brain cell per second, or 86,400 per day.

In a new study, a daily melatonin supplement was given to mice that were bred to experience accelerated aging, resulting in improved cell protection and energy production with brain cells. The researchers concluded, “Thus, melatonin administration as a single therapy maintained fully functioning brain mitochondria during aging, a finding with important consequences in the pathophysiology of brain aging.”

  • A study showed that individuals with poor sleep hygiene had higher incidence of insomnia
  • Poor sleep hygiene includes:

–     Smoking close to bedtime

–     Increased alcohol use

–     Increased naps during the week

–     Sleeping in during non-work days

–     Going to bed at different times during the week

 

Bottomline: Melatonin is popularly used as a daily supplement taken prior to bed to help support healthy sleep. Now we learn that it also possesses powerful antioxidant properties that can protect your body as you sleep, AND as this latest study reports, it keeps your brain’s “energy dynamos” (aka mitochondria) fired up, protecting your brain power as an extra bonus.

Indeed it is time, to help shore up melatonin losses that occur as a result of normal aging, to help slow mind and body aging.

 

The Silent Epidemic of Nutritional Deficiency – Iodine and Vitamin D

We all count on solid health advice from healthcare providers, governmental agencies and other respected sources to make “informed decisions”. The last couple of decades we have been advised not to salt our food, for fear of increasing blood pressure. Likewise, conventional wisdom has been to avoid sun exposure without adequate protection to lessen the risk of skin cancer. Both pieces of advice at face value appear solid and reasonable. The challenge though for all health consumers is to always ask the “Big Question”, if you take something away what is the consequence.

Over the last 2 to 3 decades we have all seen dramatic increases of breast, colon and prostate cancer, we have also seen increases in ADD/ADHD, autoimmune diseases, depression and a myriad of other health conditions. Though each of these conditions are complex and can have many triggers, one has to wonder the impact would have been if as a society we had maintained the “iodine and vitamin D levels” of past generations.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), discovered between NHANES I (1971–1974) and NHANES III (1988–1994) that Americans’ median urine iodine concentration decreased by 50 percent. This is important, since iodine is important to support the development of babies and children including IQ, thyroid and breast health and multiple disease protection. To compound the fact that largely due to the avoidance of iodized salt, the addition of bromides in bread and fluoride in drinking water that further compromise body iodine levels, iodine deficiency affects 4 times more people than just a couple decades ago.

Likewise, vitamin D levels have been dropping due to inside dwelling and solar-phobia. Research shows that use of a sunscreen rated SPF 15 blocks 94% of the UVB rays with a SPF 30 blocking approximately 97% of UVB rays. It is no wonder that vitamin D levels, as measured by a simple blood test 25-OH vitamin D are generally way too low, the typical laboratory range is 20-100, yet most wellness oriented physicians recommend a level about 50. Using information from the NHANES a group of researchers concluded that having low levels of vitamin D 17.8 ng/mL was independently associated with an increase in all-cause mortality. Since excess sun exposure does increase skin cancer risk, supplementation recommendations are very common even amongst conventional allopathic physicians.

The bottom line is, when following global health advice such as stop salting your food, or use sea salt that often is not iodized or stay out of the sun without SPF sunscreen, ask the question, well then where am I going to get these life sustaining nutrients. Live life proactively and protect your health, it is the most prized of all possessions. The addition of iodine from Kelp or a product called Iodoral is a common approach to shore up iodine body stores. Likewise, a daily supplement of vitamin D3, can help make up for low levels due to indoor dwelling, living in the northern states or use of SPF sunscreen.

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