Archive for February, 2011

One’s best protection is vitamin D3. I take 5000IU a day and when I feel the flu or cold coming on I bump it to 15,000IU for 3 days then back down to 5000IU but if I am still feeling the illness back to 15,000IU for another 3 days. I keep repeating this till I feel the symptoms are gone. Vitamin D3 modulates the immune reaction, reducing the chance of an overreaction and stimulates the body to produce what are called antimicrobial peptides, which are powerful killers of viruses that does not involve immunity.  Which means the higher the dose of vitamin D3 the better the protection. Fish oils  also reduce immune overreaction. One teaspoon a day should be sufficient. For severe symptoms, one teaspoon twice a day. Antioxidants of various kinds also help-this includes, quercetin,curcumin, grapeseed extract, vitamin C and natural vitamin E. Also a good multivitamin/mineral.

People who are deficient in vitamin D are 85% more likely to suffer depressive episodes compared with those who have sufficient amounts of the sunshine vitamin. Researchers from Georgia State University reached this conclusion after studying data from 7,970 US residents between the ages of 15 and 39 who took part in the third US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Active vitamin D enhances glutathione metabolism in neurons and therefore, promotes antioxidant activities that protect them from oxidative degenerative processes.

Prevalence of periodontitis, a chronic gum inflammation that may lead to tooth loss, was decreased by up to 20% with increased intake of omega-3 fatty acid, according to a research team from Harvard Medical School. The biggest reductions were associated with higher consumption levels DHA, one of the main components of fish oil; smaller reductions were linked with consumption of EPA, the other main fish oil ingredient.


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