People under stress or on a long list of medications can also be at high risk of developing B vitamin deficiencies.
Why should You take a B-Complex? Deficiency in one or more vitamins in the B-complex group can occur easily, and those who may benefit from our B-Complex include strict vegetarians, vegans and those who are stressed—to name a few.
B-Complex Benefits: Provides mental and physical energy, supports a healthy nervous system, adrenal function and a healthy response to stress, B complex vitamins are essential nutrients for the body.
Whole Food ingredients as Nature Intended: B Vitamins created as food based enhances their bioavailability, making them far more utilizable in the body.
Adaptogens?: Ashwaghanda, Rhodiola Rosea & Holy Basil are natural herbal extracts that help the body adapt to stress. They help balance, restore and protect the body.
Where can you get a good whole food B Complex?
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The Four Biggest Health Myths
Myth # 1
Diets High in Fat Cause You to Get Fat
Advertisers have promoted low fat everywhere and so many people are obsessed with cutting fat from their diets. But did you know that eating healthy fat actually helps you lose weight? When you eat low fat foods your metabolism drastically shuts down. When your metabolism shuts down, so does your fat burning furnace. If you want to speed up your metabolism and lose weight – consume more healthy fat. Fat also tells your brain that you’re full. It will greatly cut your appetite. Have you ever eaten at a Chinese restaurant and been hungry an hour later? That was because of the high carbohydrates. It is the carbohydrates that cause you to get fat and make you hungry, especially sugar and refined grains. We’re not talking about the artificial margarine, oleos or the heated, trans fats. We’re talking about eating more raw nuts, olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil, cod liver oil, real butter, cheese, eggs and meats as good sources of healthy fat (organic and hormone free).
The Four Biggest Health Myths – Part 2
High Carbohydrate, Low Calorie Diets Help with Weight Loss
The problem with a high carbohydrate, low calorie diet is that bread, pasta, cereal, and other carbs break down into sugar very rapidly. This triggers an increase in insulin. Insulin takes high sugar that’s in the blood and puts it into storage as fat. This data can be found in almost every medical textbook on the subject of insulin and carbohydrate metabolism. When insulin is released it also inhibits the action of enzymes that break fat down.
Your organs need calories to keep functioning, including the heart, liver, kidneys and brain. Low calorie diets actually starve these organs. They will eventually start to malfunction. A low calorie diet will also cause your metabolism to slow way down which will cause your body to expand it’s fat cells and make it very hard to lose weight.
Protein on the other hand increases a hormone which has a function that is the opposite of insulin. It will cause your body to dissolve fat rather than store it. In the process of dissolving the fat, it gives you energy. By taking grain carbohydrates and sugar out of your diet and increasing vegetables, proteins and healthy fats, you will lose weight with less hunger and will have more.
For a rundown on weight loss diets and their good points and bad points go to http://www.mcvitamins.com/Diets/weight-loss-diets.htm
The Four Biggest Health Myths – Part 3
Eating Saturated Fats Causes Heart Disease
The Ancient Egyptians consumed a diet of high carbohydrates and low fats. When mummified bodies were dug up it was routinely found that their arteries were filled with cholesterol, their teeth were rotted and they were obese. The Eskimos consumed a 70% fat diet and had practically no heart disease. Africans, Indians, Mediterranean cultures, inhabitants of Crete, Puerto Ricans, Swiss, French and New Zealanders also consumed diets high in saturated fats with virtually no heart disease.
Despite popular belief, there are no scientific studies that show that eating a high fat diet and high cholesterol diet will in any way cause heart disease or heart attacks. However, a low cholesterol diet can cause you to develop cataracts (vision loss), age more quickly and weaken your immune system. It can also cause your body to overcompensate and to develop high cholesterol.
Heart Disease was very rare a hundred years ago. Heart disease started to increase from nothing in 1910, to a major epidemic in 1945 (50% of all deaths). From 1910 to 1970, the consumption of animal fats has actually declined, butter consumption has declined, cholesterol consumption has increased only 1% yet heart disease has increased a lot. Refined foods, sugar consumption, margarine and artificial oil intake has increased tremendously during this same period. It is these refined foods that increase cholesterol and destroy the heart.
Refined foods are depleted of all their vitamins, minerals and enzymes, especially B vitamins. Scientists have now proven that it is the B vitamin deficiency that causes heart attacks. You may be saying to yourself that you already take B vitamins but chances are you may be taking synthetic B vitamins, made from petroleum which will not supply the B you need and will actually create deficiencies. Standard Process makes Cataplex B and G, whole food organic supplements that will give you the entire B complex which will feed your heart and body. Cataplex B is the half that will help you heart, nerves and carbohydrate metabolism. Cataplex G is the half that helps stress, relaxation and fat metabolism.
Here is a list of fats with the proper ratios you should have in your diet (You should have 1 part saturated fats to one part Omega 3 unsaturated fats to 1 part Omega 6 unsaturated fats – 1:1:1):
SATURATED FATS: Meats, Cheese, Eggs, Raw Milk, Butter
OMEGA 3: Fish Oil, Flax oil
OMEGA 6: Vegetable oils, Raw nuts, Olive oil
The Four Biggest Health Myths – Part 4
Eggs Will Raise Your Cholesterol
Egg whites contain one of the best sources of protein. Egg yolks contain a small amount of cholesterol and a large amount of lecithin which breaks down the cholesterol.
The way to maintain normal cholesterol levels is not to avoid cholesterol, because that will cause your body to produce more. This occurs because of an internal mechanism in your liver. The less cholesterol you consume, the more your body makes.
What you want to do is eat foods that are high in lecithin and forget about cholesterol. It just so happens that all high lecithin foods contain high fats. That’s the way nature designed it. And that is the problem with refined and heated oil—they destroy lecithin.
Eggs don’t raise cholesterol levels. In fact, they do just the opposite—they decrease cholesterol levels. The best way to lower cholesterol is to eat organic eggs because of the lecithin factor.
Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to all your cells. most of your hormones are made out of cholesterol. Your nerves could not conduct electricity without cholesterol. Your brain couldn’t function without cholesterol—in fact 70% of it is cholesterol. Cholesterol also makes vitamin D, which helps in the absorption of calcium.
So be sure to make organic eggs part of your normal diet.
Cindy Clayton, D.C. is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Nutritionist
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Life Wellness Group,
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Another Myth - Synthetic Vitamins will make you healthy
In an effort to protect themselves and their families from frightening and serious health problems, people are changing their diets and are taking herbs and supplements. Why do they need vitamin supplements? Due to the depletion and demineralization of topsoil, the contaminations of produce from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, the over processing, enriching and preservation – foods just don’t have the same nutritional value they once had. To get the same amount of iron that was available to Popeye in one can of spinach, today he would have to consume 65 cans. An orange that once contained 50 mg of natural Vitamin C complex in 1950, now contains 5 mg.
We’ve all have gotten used to reading literature proclaiming the benefits of vitamins, deciding what is wrong with us and heading to the health food store to buy what we’ve decided we need We often end up buying all kinds of supplements - but are we any healthier? People are still fatigued, still overweight, still fighting the cholesterol battle, etc. etc. etc.
The body runs on vitamins, minerals, nutrients and oxygen just like your car runs on gas, water and oxygen. But what happens if you put the wrong gas, or worse some other liquid, into your car? Not only will it not work, it may damage the engine. The same thing can happen when you put the wrong vitamins in your body.
We can get healthier if we understand what most vitamins today really are – they’re synthetic. Let’s talk about synthetic vitamins
What are synthetic vitamins made of? Let’s define some words:
Natural: These are vitamins not tapered with and are the way they are in nature, not tapered with in any way that might change their molecular structure or biochemical actions. This can also be called whole food supplements.
Crystalline – these are vitamins originally from food but treated with heat, caustic, high-powered solvents (such a s benzene or toluene) chemicals, and distillations to reduce them to a specific vitamin.
Synthetic – These are vitamins made in a laboratory that are chemically reconstructed versions of the crystalline vitamins from other known sources. Thiamine mononitrate (a synthetic vitamin labeled as B1), is made from coal. It’s not “organic” just because it has carbon in its molecular structure.
One of the most perilous deceptions is the passing off of these phony, synthetic vitamins and saying that the body does not know the difference. In the long run, we will compound our health problems by taking them.
Keep in mind that synthetic vitamins are not the vitamin available in foods, but synthesized (made in a laboratory) fractions (parts) of a vitamin complex, The analogy here is essentially the same as an automobile salesman handing you a wheel from a car and telling you the wheel is an automobile.
In an example we look at vitamin C. You can buy “vitamin C” that is called
”Ascorbic Acid”. Ascorbic acid is only one small part of the vitamin C complex. Vitamin C has enzymes, co-enzymes, antioxidants, trace elements, activators, and other unknown factors that enable the vitamin to go into the biochemical operation.
In turn, the human physiology cannot properly utilize these synthetic fractions in the way that natural complexes work in the body and are essential to tissue repair and the sustenance of life.
When a person starts taking a fraction of a vitamin – and has sufficient reserves in his body of all the other components of the vitamin to recombine and process, the person may experience some improvement for a time. However when those reserves are drained, the vitamin will no longer benefit the person. Thus, a person may feel an increase in energy for a short period of time, but if taken for an extended period of time, the effects will reverse.
When vitamins were first discovered, they were discovered in foods. When foods were studied a lot was learned. Studies that show that vitamins work use a food source nutrient. In studies showing that vitamins don’t work, a synthetic was always used.
Additionally, the body actually has to recognize what you are putting into your body as food. Like the finicky cat, that looks at some new food offered it and says “what is that?” You’re body does the same thing. It doesn’t recognize the synthetic vitamins and often just sends it right back out of the body.
A synthetic vitamin fraction can only be utilized for a drug or pharmacological effect. The effect of a drug is palliative - meaning a making or covering over of symptoms - it isn't curative. The disease process remains unchanged or progressively gets worse for lack of proper attention.
What is needed is vitamins that come from whole food, which comes along with all the co-factors present when you eat a food.
Tissue and cell repair, or replacement, require the following to restore the approximately 24 billion cells that break down each day in the human body.
A constant, uninterrupted nerve impulse supply
A constant, uninterrupted blood supply
All of the VITAMINS in a natural, complex form.
All of the minerals in an organic form in most instances
All of the trace elements essential to metabolism
All of the enzymes, coenzymes, and apoenzymes
All of the 22 or more amino acids from protein hydrolysis
A discontinuance of organic or inorganic poisons either inhaled or ingested in bad air, bad food and/or bad water.
This doesn’t happen using fractionated vitamins.
What is a natural vitamin or supplement? It is a whole food supplement, made from food, not made in the laboratory.
For more information about supplements go to Whole Food Supplements.
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