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Vitamin D May Show Benefit Aganist Breast and Colorectal Cancers
Are you getting enough Sunshine each day or are you in a state that you don't get much Sunshine. This article is something I thought would be of interest to you... Experts from universities, research institutes and university hospitals around the world assessed evidence from research and concluded that the public health is best served by a recommendation of higher daily intakes of vitamin D. Changes such as increased food fortification or increasing the amount of vitamin D in vitamin supplement products could bring about rapid and important reductions in the morbidity associated with low vitamin D status, according to the experts. A recent review of the science resulted in the recommendation that the tolerable upper intake level for oral vitamin D3 should be increased five-fold, from the current tolerable upper intake level in Europe and the U.S. of 2000 International Units, equivalent to 50 micrograms per day, to 10,000 International Units (250 micrograms per day ). (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; March 2007, volume 85, number 3, pages 649-650)

Vitamin D May Show Benefit Against
Breast and Colorectal Cancers

Review and meta-analysis of several studies led researchers from several institutions to determine that an increased daily intake of vitamin D may significantly correlate with reduced incidences of colorectal and breast cancer. The breast cancer study pooled dose-response data from two earlier studies of 1,760 subjects. Subjects with the highest serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, or 25(OH)D (50 nanograms per milliliter), had a fifty percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to those with the lowest blood concentrations; less than or equal to 10 nanograms per milliliter. The colorectal cancer meta-analysis looked at five studies of 1,448 Caucasian subjects. The authors estimate a two-thirds reduction in incidence with serum concentrations of 46 nanograms per milliliter, corresponding to a daily intake of 2,000 IU of vitamin D3. The researchers state the best way to achieve these concentrations is a combination of diet, supplements and 10 to 15 minutes per day in the sun. (Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, dol: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2006.12.007 and American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 32, Number 3, pages 210-216)

I recommend at least 15min of Sunshine a Day to keep your Vitamin D levels at the right level..People are happier and have more energy. If your stuck in a office building go my a window or better yet get outside deep breath and get some Sunshine when able.

If you would like to test if your deficient in Vitamin D their is a test called V-D 25 Hyroxy Test we offer it in our office we can send to you then we can talk over the phone if your not near us.

The test costs 227.00 and 120.00 to go over results which will be 1hour of time
Sleep Support 6 Remedies for a Restful Deep Sleep
Consider the unflagging popularity of energy drinks, shots and supplements not to mention coffee and it's clear that Americans feel tried. Yet for many, ironically, good quality rest is elusive.. Blame it on the chronic stress, depression, anxiety, or pain or simple a compulsion for catching up on Facebook, emails or favorite TV shows. And unfortunately, insomnia's prevalence increases with Age- at a time when we need the health benefits of a good night's rest more than ever. Here are a 6 remedies of nonaddictive, natural alternatives presented here may gently adjust your body and brain chemistry promoting relaxation and making it easier to drift off to sleep.

Let's look at 6 remedies that gently encourage deeper sleep:
1. L-Theanine. Found primarily in green tea, L-Theanine boots alpha waves in the brain, promoting mental focus and relaxation.
2. GABA. Gamma-aminobutyric acid serves both as an amino acid or protein building block and as a mood-regulating neurotransmitter.
3. Magnesium. You often store tension in your muscles, making it difficult to relax. Magnesium helps the body relax and produce serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter.
4. L-Trytophan and 5-Htp. L-tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) are two forms of the same nutrient, an amino acid that serves as a key building block of serotonin and indirectly, of melatonin.
5. Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates your circadian, or daily, body rhythm. Melatonin levels normally increase toward nightfall, making you sleepy and then decrease toward morning.
6. Finally remedy is Valerian and Hops. Traditional sedative herbs, valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and hops (Humulus lupulus) have been used for millennia as folk treatments for insomnia. Several recent studies confirm that taking the herbs together can reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and improve overall sleep quality.

It's a good idea to talk to your health care Provider before starting a new supplement or herb.
Happy sleeping
Tips for Everyday Living Toxin-Free and More
Toxins pop up everywhere—from our plates to the air—and everyday exposure can have long-term effects on our health, potentially leading to oxidative damage and certain cancers. How can you live cleaner? Here, are some tips on purifying the air in our homes, eating detoxifying foods, and taking safe, toxin-free supplements to be healthier for the long haul.

•Air out dry cleaning. Many dry cleaners use toxic chemicals like perchloroethylene (perc), a potential carcinogen that enters the body through the lungs and skin; other long-term health effects may include kidney and liver damage. To reduce risk, remove the plastic wrap and air out your dry cleaning on your porch or in your garage. Look for “green” cleaners who use less toxic chemicals. Also, wear dry-cleaned clothing as many times as you can before dry cleaning them again.
•Ditch toxic cleaners. Toss cleaning products containing harmful ingredients like bleach, ammonia, artificial fragrances, formaldehyde, and triclosan. Your body can manage the everyday germs in your home, so germophobia isn’t necessary. Toxic products don’t just kill germs, they also kill your cells. Use plant-based cleaning products and open windows while cleaning.
•Eliminate plastic cookware. When you heat your food in a plastic container or even when plastics get worn and scratched, plasticizers like bisphenol-A (BPA)—a known endocrine disruptor—leak into your food, potentially causing health problems including cancer. When you take leftovers home in plastic or Styrofoam, immediately transfer them to glassware, especially when heating them up.

•Eat more organic dark leafy greens. Alkalinizing, cleansing, and full of chlorophyll, greens like kale and bok choy are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Dark leafy greens also support liver function, important because the liver breaks down fats and toxins. Buy organic to reduce pesticide exposure.
•Avoid artificial flavors and colors. Processed and packaged foods contain toxins, including artificial preservatives and colors, “natural” flavors, fillers, stabilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. These toxins have been linked to heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and learning disorders. Minimally processed foods provide easy-to-absorb nutrients without artificial ingredients. The cleaner we eat, the more efficiently our bodies function.
•Buy organic milk. Conventional milk contains pesticides, antibiotics, and steroids, and most conventionally raised cows are corn-fed instead of grass-fed, which is dangerous because conventional corn is often genetically engineered and pesticide-ridden. Pesticides, antibiotics, and steroids are stored in the cow’s fat content, and then concentrated in milk, which can interfere with hormone function.

•Look for a multimineral with iodine. Toxic and carcinogenic plasticizers (such as xenoestrogen), which come from plastics, herbicides, and pesticides, act like estrogen and build up in the body. Iodine helps to clear these buildups, which are associated with breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers for women and prostate cancer for men. Also, cook with Himalayan or river-based salts to get naturally occurring iodine.
•Take curcumin. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidative, curcumin is a spice that helps expel free radicals that damage the body through oxidation. Antioxidants like curcumin eliminate these toxins by quenching or neutralizing them, and then removing them from the body. Take 200–300 mg of a known and researched curcumin supplement daily. Also look for formulations with antioxidants resveratrol and green tea polyphenols.
•Choose quality supplements, particularly fish oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that fight inflammation associated with toxic buildup in the body.