The research on Vitamin K and heart disease is intriguing. K is a fat-soluble cousin of Vitamin D and keeps our blood at the right stage of clotting so we won’t bleed excessively. It also directly impacts where calcium is deposited in the body.
Some of the processes affected by Vitamin K are:
- Dental plaque
- Prostate cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer
- Arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease
- Varicose veins
- Brain health problems, including dementia
- Myelin sheath defects
Vitamin K comes from food and from healthy gut bacteria, and is found in different forms. K1 comes from green vegetables, but it must be converted to the right form of K2 to work. K3 is synthetic, and while it may be sometimes suggested by doctors, it’s a bad choice. K2 comes in two forms, one of which comes from fermented cheese, and fermented natto (not a common American food). The other form of K2 comes from organ meats, shellfish, fish eggs and butter. The butter highest in K2 is from cows grazing in grassy spring pastures. Spring-grazed pastured butter is highly seasonal, so it’s something to grab and freeze whenever Continue reading and leave a comment.
Beverly Meyer discusses types of pain, such as chronic vs. acute; structural vs. biochemical; and more. We’ll look at prescription, over the counter, and herbal support, including the often ignored dangers of NSAID’s. Pain drugs can cause permanent health damage – learn some better options. Beverly has been in practice since 1985, addressing a wide variety of health concerns with clients and with her own health needs. Join in the discussion on https://www.facebook.com/beverlymeyerondietandhealth.
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There are many TYPES of pain; acute pain such as headaches, cramps and sprains; and chronic pain from injuries, arthritis, etc. There is muscle tension pain, surgery recovery pain, and pain from poor posture. Body aches from the flu, athletic or overuse pain, and more. Most are inflammatory in nature, often involving prostaglandins. Some are neurotransmitter related.
Different pains, different people, different results and side effects. Even the GOAL of pain management differs from one person to another. The graph here presents the traditional view of pain management, the pathway we want to avoid. While most people just want relief, others ask for actual solutions to prevent the pain, and/or to resolve the underlying problem. Here’s an area where natural solutions have an advantage.
Without question, the number one pain solution I have encountered in my Clinical Nutrition Continue reading and leave a comment.
We’ve all seen it, often used by chiropractors or other health professionals. But so you know what it symbolizes? A recent article in The Smithsonian magazine captured my interest.
Vitruvius was a Roman architect back in the glory days of Rome. He was well known and published a book that is studied to this day. One challenge he made was to see if the human body could fit in both a circle and a square. This was not an art or geometry inquiry so much as it was a philosophic one. “Ancient philosophers had invested the circle and the square with symbolic powers. The circle represented the cosmic and the divine; the square, the earthly and the secular. Anyone proposing that a man could be made to fit inside both shapes was making a metaphysical proposition: the human body wasn’t just Continue reading and leave a comment.
Choose the right type of nuts or seeds and properly soak or prepare them. We’ll also talk about almond and coconut flour, and how to reduce the anti-nutrients and poly-unsaturated fats found in most nuts and seeds. This podcast addresses questions frequently found in the paleo diet.
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