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1. Are Your Worth
Your Salt? What type of salt do you need?
2. What does it mean when your
blood test shows High B12 Levels?
3. What is really behind a Sluggish Thyroid Problem
4. High Blood Pressure?
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Are Your Worth
Your Salt? What type of salt do you need? By Suzy Cohen, RPh.
Before you reach for that salt shaker, you need to know that the kind of salt you eat matters. The typical table salt found in almost all kitchens and restaurants is similar to the industrial chemical used to de-ice highways. Now that doesnít sound very appetizing, does it?
Despite its bad rap as a prime driver of heart disease, good salt is actually an essential component of a healthy diet. Even the mainstream medical establishment is starting to understand that good salt isnít the bad guy itís been made out be. In 2011, a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the risk of heart disease and related deaths rises with modest salt reductions. (Yes, it rises!)
Read: About Salt
does it mean when your blood test shows High B12 Levels?
talked to many people who are told by their medical doctor that they
found high levels of B12 in their blood test. They are thus reluctant to
take a B vitamin formula designed to help build healthy nerves as it has
B12 in it. But, what does this actually mean?
What other symptoms do you have?
High B12 levels in the blood can be the result of liver
disease, kidney failure and blood cancers A condition where a person has
too many white blood cells can also cause high Vitamin B12. These
conditions, however, will all have other symptoms other than this blood
test result, and your medical doctor will test if he suspects any of
A deficiency of vitamin B12, or a low B12 level, can
contribute to a wide range of problems. General symptoms of vitamin B12
deficiency can include tiredness, weakness, abdominal pain, nausea,
constipation, flatulence, reduction in appetite, and menstrual problems.
Extended periods of deficiency can eventually result in
degeneration of nerves as the body needs it to build the myelin sheath
(outside of the nerve). Those who suffer from a vitamin B12 deficiency
can have tingling sensations numbness, and burning feelings,
weakness in the legs and problems walking.
What happens when you have these low B12 level
symptoms but the blood tests show high B12 levels?
Vitamin B12 does not accumulate to toxic levels.
Consuming large quantities does not cause side effects or high levels in
your system, whether you get it through food or from taking high-dose
What is another cause of blood tests showing high amounts of B12
High serum B12 can be caused by a "functional"
B12 deficiency. What does that mean?
In that condition, there is enough B12 going into the
body, but the cells are not able to use it properly. This results in the
body putting the B12 back in the blood. It builds up there bound to
haptocorrin. Haptocorrin is a Vitamin B12 binding protein.
What happens when the body is not able to use the B12 at
a cellular level.
High serum B12 per se is not harmful, but it indicates
that there is an issue with B12 utilization
One reason for this is that B12 from food and most
supplements is the form cynocobalamine. In order for the body to utilize
it, it must be converted to Methyl B 12 (or methylcobalamine). This
conversion happens in the gut. Something called the "intrinsic
factor" is necessary for this conversion. If a person doesnít for
any reason have sufficient intrinsic factor, this will not take place
and the B12 will not be utilized.
Thus, high levels of B12 in a blood test can be a
"functional" B12 deficiency. The intrinsic factor goes down
with age, and thus as we age we are less likely to be able to utilize
the B12 in our food and supplements.
For more information about a B12
If you have an actual functional B12 deficiency, it is
important to supplement with Methyl B12 which can be gotten from B12
shots and more easily by Methyl B12 supplements which is like getting a
B12 shot every day.
Information about B
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is really behind a Sluggish Thyroid Problem
Almost everyone has heard about the impact that an underactive thyroid gland can have on a personís ability to maintain a healthy weight. Hypothyroidism is the underactive production of the thyroid hormone. This hormone directly impacts the bodyís metabolism, causing the body to put on weight uncontrollably.
Itís NOT Really Your Thyroid
What many people donít realize is that the majority of hypothyroid issues are not primary conditions. What this means is that the condition has an underlying ďotherĒ source that causes it. The key to improving the thyroid is to find the real root of the problem. This article will take a brief look at a couple of common causes of an underactive thyroid.
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with Dr. Berg's Educational Video - Sluggish
High Blood Pressure?
have high blood pressure, magnesium is one of the most important
nutrients you can take.
Magnesium must be combined with other minerals to be most effective in
helping support healthy blood pressure levels. It is essential for cells
to maintain proper balances of other minerals such as potassium, sodium,
and calcium. When cells are deficient in magnesium, this balance is
more about High
Blood Pressure and what can be done naturally.
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