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Top 10 Antioxidants

Top 10 Antioxidants



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Top 10 Antioxidants
Nature’s Elixirs That Help You Stay & Feel Young
*Powerful secret that the government misled youabout…..and it’s free!!!!
1.Vitamin D
is the most potent vitamin in the body. Vitamin D isproduced by your skin in response to UV irradiation in sunlight.Regardless of what you’ve heard, sunlight is good for you. Thegovernment’s public health campaign began in 1987 with theDepartment of Health’s statement “if people avoid excessive exposure tosun, they can prevent melanoma”. The history of sunbathing has beenrewritten. Now sunbathing has no medical value. Nothing could befurther from the truth.Without out sunlight, production of vitamin D is impaired. Many elderlypeople are deficient in vitamin D. They have higher rates of breast,colon, ovary, and prostrate cancer. These older individuals tend to sufferhigher rates of high blood pressure, impaired immune response andmood disorders. The further from the equator you live the more likelyyou are to suffer Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is linked toosteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rickets.Dr. Niels Finsen was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in medicine for hiswork using photo therapy. Finsen was sick and suffered numerouscomplications from Picks disease. He suffered from anemia andweakness.
He made an astute observation that he felt betterwhen exposed to sunshine.
And so began his intense interest in anarea of science called photo therapy.
He did use UV light to heal TBlesions and for that he won the Nobel Prize at the age of fortytwo.
He died one year later. Others built on his work and bridged agap: photosynthesized vitamin D and vitamin D in cod liver oil weresimilar. This allowed the use of cod liver oil in the treatment andprevention of rickets. This discovery led to the eradication of rickets inthe US.
Epidemiological Studies
Numerous epidemiological studies have been done over the past 20-30years comparing northern versus southern exposure. Overall, peoplewho live in states like Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, and Texas (the highestUV radiation range) had less risk of dying of breast, ovarian, prostate, orcolon cancer [internal cancers] than those who lived states like Maine,New Hampshire, Ohio, and Washington (the lowest range UV radiationrange). An occupational difference was most found in cases of breastand colon cancer. People who worked outside, regardless of the UVradiation levels had a 20 to 25% less risk of these cancers. Researcherstheorize that sunlight, the UV radiation offers cancer protection throughits contribution of vitamin D. A variety of research is ongoing. Laboratorytests have shown that vitamin D can slow or halt the growth of breastand colon cancer cells. It has been found that breast cancer patients’ serum concentrations of a form of vitamin D are low when comparedwith healthy individuals.Vitamin D is not widely available from foods. Cod liver oil is good source,but that is an exception. Eggs contain a very small amount and evenfortified milk is not sufficient unless you drink 10 glasses each and everyday. Sun exposure is the most reliable method to generate Vitamin D.Vitamin D is required for calcium absorption in your intestines.Supplementation with calcium is useless without sufficient Vitamin D. UVradiation that generates Vitamin D can not penetrate glass. Because of that fact, you do not generate Vitamin D sitting inside your car or home.Individuals with dark skin may need 20-30 times the exposure tosunlight than fair skinned individuals require producing the same amountof Vitamin D. This fact explains the large numbers of black mensuffering from prostate cancer. It is a sunlight deficiency. The fartheraway from the equator an individual lives, the longer the exposureneeded to sunlight to produce Vitamin D. Most of the people that live inCanada, UK, and the US need longer exposure times to produce vitaminD from sunlight.
Everyone feels better when the sun shines.
We now know that
bright light eases depression. That means photo therapy has value.Whatever else sunlight does, it makes us
. In winterindividuals living in the northern latitudes may require supplementationwith Vitamin D. The type of Vitamin D is critical. You should look forVitamin D-3 (cholecaliferol) and not D-2. Vitamin D-3 is what your bodyproduces and it is more powerful than D-2 version available in manyinferior vitamins on the market. The governments suggest is 400 IU.That is insufficient for good health. New data shows level to be 1000-4000 IU when supplementing your diet.Vitamin D begins its life in the dermis, but it is activated by your kidneysand liver before it can be used. Your body self regulates the amount of Vitamin D it makes. This means it’s impossible to generate too muchVitamin D.
How to get vitamin D?
Hippocrates wrote about ‘Heliois’ or ‘aerination’ practice. It involvedexposure of the nude body to sunlight generally in the sand. Theselocations were called ‘aerinaries’ and were generally found along theseaside. So ‘sunbathing’ is a very old practice.The question becomes what is a sensible amount of sunlight to improveand maintain good health. Dr. Michael Holick has conducted majorstudies on this issue. He is considered an expert. His recommendationis to spend 5 to 15 minutes in the sun, 2 to 3 times a week unprotected:no sunscreen. That’s all the time it takes for your body to generate allthe Vitamin D it requires.Vitamin D is generated by UV-B. Antioxidants can boost the body’sability to handle UV irradiation without burning. UV radiation (sunlight)exposure can be minimized by eating/drinking powerful antioxidantsfound in variety of fruits. Blueberries, mangosteen fruit, pomegranates,and Acai are four of the more powerful. The antioxidants act as ‘internalsunscreens’ and allow individuals to stay out in the sun up to twice aslong. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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