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  3. Aquatic Nutrients

  4. Nutrient review Vitamin D Is For Cancer Defense

  5. Cancer Prevention

  6. Vitamin-D Is for Strong Bones

  7. How Much Vitamin D?

  8. Order pH paper & Coral Calcium

  9. Balancing pH ... Acid vs. Alkaline Levels

  10. FACTS

How Much Vitamin D? 

The U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin D is 200 IU. Yet, studies have shown that 200 IU/day has no effect on bone status.10 Reinhold Vieth, Ph.D., of the University of Toronto, recently published a landmark review of vitamin D in the May 1999 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vieth says adults may need, at a minimum, five times the RDA, or 1,000 IU, to adequately prevent bone fractures, protect against some cancers and derive other broad-ranging health benefits.

 

Vieth says the 1989 RDA of 200 IU is antiquated, and the newer 600 IU Daily Reference Intake (DRI) dose for adults older than 70 is still not adequate. Even the 2,000 IU upper tolerable intake, the official safety limit, does not deliver the amounts of vitamin D that may be optimal, Vieth says. On a sunny summer day, total body sun exposure produces approximately 10,000 IU vitamin D per day. As a result, concerns about toxic overdose with dietary supplements that exceed 800 IU are poorly founded, Vieth says. His review indicates a person would have to consume almost 67 times more vitamin D than the current 600 IU recommended intake for older adults to experience symptoms of overdosage.11 Vieth believes people need 4,000­10,000 IU vitamin D daily and that toxic side effects are not a concern until a 40,000 IU/day dose.11

 

Harvard researchers agree with Vieth. They suggest that older adults, sick adults, and "perhaps all adults" need 800­1,000 IU daily. They indicate that daily doses of 2,400 IU--four times the recommended intake--can be consumed safely.10 Robert P. Heaney, a noted expert on vitamin D and calcium dynamics at Creighton University in Nebraska, says that even though the recommendations for vitamin D have recently been updated to account for increased needs among the elderly, Vieth's review may stir policymakers to further upgrade current dietary reference intakes. Heaney says, "whatever the increase in the recommended allowance turns out to be, "it seems inescapable that it will be substantially higher than the current values and possibly higher than nutritional policymakers may be prepared to accept."12

 

Those who do follow the suggestion to consume more vitamin D may want to watch for toxicity symptoms of headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, loss of appetite and dry mouth--though these are not usually seen outside of underlying health conditions such as kidney or parathyroid hormone dysfunction.

 

Vitamin D is not prevalent in foods. A study conducted at the Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine revealed that fortified milk may not be a reliable source of vitamin D. Only 29 percent of commercial milk samples tested were within 80­120 percent of the amount stated on the label. Most milk products were over fortified, and a few milk cartons contained no vitamin D at all.13 Vitamin D milk fortification procedures vary widely from dairy to dairy. Some dairies place their vitamin D preparations in refrigerated storage, and others do not, which may affect the vitamin D content of the final product.14

 

Few vitamins can provide such an array of health benefits as vitamin D. Sunshine is still the most economical and beneficial way to improve circulating vitamin D levels. In addition, the lack of sunlight exposure could lead to more than thinning bones and an increased risk for cancer--there is the added benefit of controlling cholesterol. Since vitamin D is produced naturally within the body, technically it is a hormone. Vitamin D precursors require cholesterol for conversion into the hormone-vitamin. Without adequate sun exposure, vitamin D precursors turn to cholesterol instead of the vitamin. The increased concentration of blood cholesterol during winter months and the fact that outdoor activity (gardening) is associated with lower circulating cholesterol levels in the summer, but not in winter, may explain geographical differences in coronary heart disease incidence.15

 

Sunning before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. avoids the sun's harshest UV radiation. People who live in areas of winter cloud cover, are homebound, or don't get enough sun should consider naturally compounded vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplements.

 

 

Bill Sardi is a health journalist and consumer advocate in Diamond Bar, Calif. His recent publications include The Iron Time Bomb (Purity Pub., 1999) and All About Eyes Naturally (Avery Publishing Group, 2000).

 

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4. Shokravi MT, et al. Vitamin D inhibits angiogenesis in transgenic murine retinoblastoma. Inv Oph 1995;36:83-7.

 

5. Studzinski GP, Moore DC. Vitamin D and the retardation of tumor progression. In Watson RR, Mufti SI, editors, Nutrition and cancer. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1996. p 257-82.

 

6. Chapuy MC, Arlot ME. Vitamin D3 and calcium to prevent hip fractures in elderly women. New Eng J Med 1992;327:1637-42.

 

7. Neer RM. Environmental light: effects on vitamin D synthesis and calcium metabolism in humans. Ann NY Acad Sci 1985;453:14-20.

 

8. National Academy of Sciences, Recommended Dietary Allowances, 10th ed., Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1989.

 

9. Thomas MK, et al. Hypovitaminosis D in medical inpatients. New Eng J Med 1998;338:777-83.

 

10.Dawson-Hughes B, et al. Rates of bone loss in post-menopausal women randomly assigned to one of two dosages of vitamin D. Am J Clin Nutr 1995;61:1140-5.

 

11. Vieth R. Vitamin D supplementation, 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations, and safety. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:842-56.

 

12. Heaney RP. Lessons for nutritional science from vitamin D. Am J Clin Nut 1999;69:825-6.

 

13. Holick MF, et al. The vitamin D content of fortified milk and infant formula, New Eng J Med 1992;326:1178-81.

 

14. Hicks T, et al. Procedures used by North Carolina dairies for vitamin A and D fortification of milk. J Dairy Sci 1996;79:329-33.

 

15. Grimes DS, et al. Sunlight, cholesterol and coronary heart disease. Q J Med 1996;89:579-89.

 

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Acid vs. Alkaline Levels

                 by Cheryl Townsley

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It's Essential
Acid-alkaline balance is essential to the proper body function. An imbalance is toxic. The pH of different parts of the body is crucial for proper digestion.

  • The mouth should be alkaline (greater than 7.0) for salivary enzymes to function.
  • The stomach should be acid (less than 6.3) for protein processing.
  • The small intestine should be alkaline for proper functioning of pancreatic enzymes.
  • The large intestine should be slightly acid to maintain proper bowel flora.

 

    Many other parts of the body have various pH needs. When you hold your breath, respiratory acidosis (the inability to remove respiratory toxins — carbon dioxide) occurs. If the pH imbalance swings the other way, then hyperventilation occurs.
    Metabolic imbalances can occur as a result of fasting, vomiting or diarrhea. The connective tissue (key for drainage of waste products via the lymph system) can become acidic and cause fatigue and headaches. Lactic acid build-up (as a result of extended exercise) is another example of acidosis.

Acid/Alkaline Balancing Techniques

  • Chew food until saliva breaks down food.
  • Drink minimal fluids with meals.
  • Avoid foods with high toxic residues (commercial meats, dairy, sprayed produce).
  • Eat preservative-free foods.
  • Eat locally grown foods.
  • Avoid eating large meals.
  • Eat fruit before other foods.

 

What's Your pH?
To determine your own pH, purchase pH paper from any drugstore or LFH. Apply saliva or urine (first morning void) to the paper. The paper will change colors to indicate your system's pH. Be sure to perform the test before eating. Depending on the results of your test, you should alter your diet to help bring your body back into normal range.

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Acid Forming Foods

  • Alcohol
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Cranberries
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Lentils
  • Meat
  • Oatmeal
  • Sugar
  • Soft drinks
  • Tea
  • Vinegar

 

Alkaline Forming Foods

  • Avocados
  • Corn
  • Dates
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Honey
  • Molasses
  • Soy products

 

    It is interesting to note that most acid-forming foods are the foods that are to be avoided during a Candida cleanse. Candida, as do most micro-organisms, grows in an acidic environment.

 

38% of Americans will get Cancer. At the turn of the century it was 3%.

By the end of the next century
it will be 100%.

Diabetes has risen 400% in 20 years.

Alzheimer’s now strikes 50%

of people over the age of 70.

60 years ago it did not exist.

 

 

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  1. 10 questions to ask yourself and your doctor! "DEATH BY DIET"

  2.  pH Testing--Determine Your Current State of Health. Test You pH in Seconds

  3. Aquatic Nutrients

  4. Nutrient review Vitamin D Is For Cancer Defense

  5. Cancer Prevention

  6. Vitamin-D Is for Strong Bones

  7. How Much Vitamin D?

  8. Order pH paper & Coral Calcium

  9. Balancing pH ... Acid vs. Alkaline Levels

  10. FACTS