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Nature’s Elixirs That Help You Stay & Feel Young
*Powerful secret that the government misled you about…..and it’s free!!!!
1. Vitamin D is the most potent vitamin in the body. Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to UV irradiation in sunlight. Regardless of what you’ve heard, sunlight is good for you. The government’s public health campaign began in 1987 with the Department of Health’s statement “if people avoid excessive exposure to sun, they can prevent melanoma”. The history of sunbathing has been rewritten. Now sunbathing has no medical value. Nothing could be further from the truth. Without out sunlight, production of vitamin D is impaired. Many elderly people are deficient in vitamin D. They have higher rates of breast, colon, ovary, and prostrate cancer. These older individuals tend to suffer higher rates of high blood pressure, impaired immune response and mood disorders. The further from the equator you live the more likely you are to suffer Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rickets. Dr. Niels Finsen was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work using photo therapy. Finsen was sick and suffered numerous complications from Picks disease. He suffered from anemia and weakness. He made an astute observation that he felt better when exposed to sunshine. And so began his intense interest in an area of science called photo therapy. He did use UV light to heal TB lesions and for that he won the Nobel Prize at the age of forty two. He died one year later. Others built on his work and bridged a gap: photosynthesized vitamin D and vitamin D in cod liver oil were similar. This allowed the use of cod liver oil in the treatment and prevention of rickets. This discovery led to the eradication of rickets in the US.

Epidemiological Studies
Numerous epidemiological studies have been done over the past 20-30 years comparing northern versus southern exposure. Overall, people who live in states like Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, and Texas (the highest UV radiation range) had less risk of dying of breast, ovarian, prostate, or colon cancer [internal cancers] than those who lived states like Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Washington (the lowest range UV radiation range). An occupational difference was most found in cases of breast and colon cancer. People who worked outside, regardless of the UV radiation levels had a 20 to 25% less risk of these cancers. Researchers theorize that sunlight, the UV radiation offers cancer protection through its contribution of vitamin D. A variety of research is ongoing. Laboratory tests have shown that vitamin D can slow or halt the growth of breast and colon cancer cells. It has been found that breast cancer patients’ serum concentrations of a form of vitamin D are low when compared with 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 even fortified milk is not sufficient unless you drink 10 glasses each and every day. 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. UV radiation 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 to sunlight than fair skinned individuals require producing the same amount of Vitamin D. This fact explains the large numbers of black men suffering from prostate cancer. It is a sunlight deficiency. The farther away from the equator an individual lives, the longer the exposure needed to sunlight to produce Vitamin D. Most of the people that live in Canada, UK, and the US need longer exposure times to produce vitamin D 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 feel better. In winter individuals living in the northern latitudes may require supplementation with Vitamin D. The type of Vitamin D is critical. You should look for Vitamin D-3 (cholecaliferol) and not D-2. Vitamin D-3 is what your body produces and it is more powerful than D-2 version available in many inferior vitamins on the market. The governments suggest is 400 IU. That is insufficient for good health. New data shows level to be 10004000 IU when supplementing your diet. Vitamin D begins its life in the dermis, but it is activated by your kidneys and 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 much Vitamin D.

How to get vitamin D?
Hippocrates wrote about ‘Heliois’ or ‘aerination’ practice. It involved exposure of the nude body to sunlight generally in the sand. These locations were called ‘aerinaries’ and were generally found along the seaside. So ‘sunbathing’ is a very old practice. The question becomes what is a sensible amount of sunlight to improve and maintain good health. Dr. Michael Holick has conducted major studies on this issue. He is considered an expert. His recommendation is 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 all the Vitamin D it requires. Vitamin D is generated by UV-B. Antioxidants can boost the body’s ability to handle UV irradiation without burning. UV radiation (sunlight) exposure can be minimized by eating/drinking powerful antioxidants found in variety of fruits. Blueberries, mangosteen fruit, pomegranates, and Acai are four of the more powerful. The antioxidants act as ‘internal sunscreens’ and allow individuals to stay out in the sun up to twice as long. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

showed that beta-carotene and vitamin E are internal sunscreens. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published a study that revealed green tea drinkers were 20-30% less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Beware of Chemical Sunscreens
Sunscreens that have a physical block (titanium or zinc oxide) are a better choice. There are micro-fine zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that offer a higher level UVB penetration without the tell tale white color. Sunscreens with chemical blocks are problematic. University of California researchers have found that sunscreens can do more harm than good once they penetrate the skin. Check you cosmetics and sunscreens for these ingredients: octymethoxcinnamate [OMC], benopheone 3[Bp-3], PABA [octyl-dimethy, padimate-O], Homosalate [HMS], and octocrylene. PABA is neutral unless exposed to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight it attacks DNA and causes mutations. OMC is toxic and may kill cells. OMC, Bp-3, and HMS mimic hormone estrogen. This may disrupt natural hormone system and cause cancer cells to grow. Avoid them if possible. Get out in the sunshine. You’ll feel better and it’s free.

*Good forms of Sugar
2. Glyconutrients- This group is composed of eight nutrients. These are essential sugars: glucose, mannose, galactose, xylose, fucose, NAcetylglucosamine, N-Acetylgalactosamine, N-Acetylneuraminic Acid. Of course everyone is familiar with glucose because it’s common in our diet. It’s found in white bread, pasta, and table sugar. The other sugars listed are found in seaweed algae, mushrooms, aloe vera, arabinogalacants, bread molds, and some fruit pectin. Some can also be found in shells of crab and shrimp. The easiest and most available form of glyconutrients is aloe vera.

Aloe vera gel is a miraculous material and is high in glyconutrients.

The gel is found inside the aloe leaf. It has many functions. First, it boosts immune function. It contains acemannan which is a potent phytonutrient. Aloe vera reduces inflammation. It has been used topically for 1000 of years. You can drink aloe vera gel and get the benefits internally too. Aloe vera enhances skin health. It is one of the most used ingredients in skin care products. Aloe hydrates, nourishes, soothes the skin and speeds the regeneration of tissue. I’ve used it to soothe and heal burns. A quick and easy beauty treatment is to cut off a portion of aloe leaf and spread the raw gel over a clean face. Your skin will thank you. Aloe vera has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. It may reduce joint and muscle pain. Google Scholar lists thousands of links aloe vera and its benefits.

*Reduce inflammation and joint problems.
3. Essential Fatty Acids- EFAs are ‘good’ fats. There are two types of essential fatty acids: omega 3s and omega 6s. They are polyunsaturated which means they are liquid at room temperature or if refrigerated. These fats are naturally occurring in plants, grass-fed beef and seafood (wild salmon and sardines). They are considered essential because the body requires them to function properly. They must be ingested through your diet. DHA is a key component of the brain, retina cells and breast milk. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) & EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are primarily found in cod, mackerel and salmon. ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is omega 3 oil found in seeds and leaves of green plants. The most commonly used are fish and flaxseed oil. Health benefits were identified in the 1970’s when researchers were studying Inuit Eskimo people. They discovered a low incidence of heart, cardiovascular system and joint problems. EFAs maintain moisture content, flexibility, and skin repair. EFAs are effective at treating a variety of disorders, from arthritis to cancer to depression to heart disease to infant development. The regular American diet contains an abundant amount of omega-6 fatty found in baked goods, salad dressings and fried foods. The problem becomes

adding enough omega-3s to be balance the omega-6.

There is debate on the ratio of omega 3 (fish, flax, borage, cod liver, & salmon and combinations of oils) to omega 6 (corn & soybean being the most common). The common ranges are 1:1, 2:1 or 4:1 of omega 6s to omega 3s. The average American diet is closer to 20:1. This large difference promotes internal inflammation and its related health concerns. Add more cold water fish, dark green leafy vegetables, walnuts, and a variety of beans and seeds (flaxseed, pumpkin) to your diet or supplement with good oil. One should not exceed 3-4 grams per day of omega 3’s from the appropriate oil. You may want to add take some vitamin E when you take omega-3 oil as it is a polyunsaturated oil.

*Increase your energy and protect your brain.
4. R-fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid (r-isomer is type that occurs in the body) is a super antioxidant. ALA provides fuel for the through the Krebs’s cycle and promotes good mitochondrial function. It compliments CoQ10 in energy production. ALA supports and helps maintain good vision, nerve function, slows the aging process, improves blood flow, improves immune function, and promotes good blood sugar along with many other functions. ALA has the unusual ability to dissolve in both water and fat. This allows it to move easily into any part of your body, including your brain. Once it's in your brain, it does several things. First, it removes heavy metals that can poison your brain cells. But, more importantly, ALA is a critical nutrient for your mitochondria, your cells' furnaces. Your mitochondria need ALA to generate energy for your cells. ALA also improves the blood flow to your brain. It protects neurons against the build up of amyloid material. This typically builds up in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. And, finally, ALA recycles glutathione, a detoxifying agent in your cells.

*The secret Indian cure that saved early explorers.
5. Pycnogenol is mixture of proanthocyanidins from pine bark. It was discovered by French Professor Jacques Masquelier. Masquelier wanted to know what substance saved French explorer Jacques Cartier and his expedition in 1535. Cartier’s ship was locked in heavy ice on St.Lawrence River in the province of Quebec. They hunted for food but his men began to die of a horrible disease: scurvy. The explorer and his men lacked necessary levels of vitamin C in their diets. Cartier ran into an Indian who shared a secret, an ancient remedy to this disease. The remedy involved making a tea from the leaves and bark of a certain tree in the area. Cartier had his doubts. Instead of giving the tea to everyone, he gave the tea to two sailors with scurvy. These two men made a remarkable recovery. Cartier then shared the tea with the rest of his men. He never lost another man to scurvy. Masquelier decided to investigate this well documented event. He knew that medicine men pass their knowledge to the next generation. He learned that the Anneda pine tree was the source of the cure. He analyzed the bark and leaves in his lab and found potent bioflavonoids. He isolated one compound and patented it ‘pycnogenol’. Additional studies showed pycnogenol is 50 times stronger than vitamin E and 20 times more powerful than vitamin C.

*The miraculous healing abilities of the grape.
6. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring red wine polyphenol. It is produced by plants in response to injury, fungal infections, stress and UV radiation. Resveratrol and other polyphenols are considered part of plants natural defense system. It is found in grapevines, but the most concentrated form is found in grape skin. Resveratrol is found in a variety of other plants. This list includes mulberries, peanuts and raspberries. For years there has been the “French paradox” which is the low occurrence of heart problems among the French people who eat a relatively high fat diet. Resveratrol works to slow and prevent oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Another important antioxidant found in grapes is Pterostilbene. This antioxidant has antifungal properties, immune system benefits and has shown the ability to reduce blood

glucose levels. Pycnogenol is found in the grape seed.

*Protect your heart and increase your energy.
7. CoQ10- is vital for the production of energy (ATP) at the cellular level. The highest levels are found in the heart, lungs, and liver. CoQ10 also defends against free radical production during the process of making energy. CoQ10 production falls as we age so supplementation becomes an option to keep levels in an optimum range.

*Protect your largest organ.
8. Vitamin C and Vitamin E are tied together. Vitamin C is considered to be a potent booster of the immune system. It is often taken at the first sign of a cold or flu. Vitamin C is the most abundant antioxidant in your skin, which is the largest organ system in the human body. It is vital for the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Vitamin C is generally considered a water soluble antioxidant unless you take ascorbyl palmitate. Bioflavonoids are derived from plant material. They are generally found in conjunction with Vitamin C. This molecule acts as a bodyguard to Vitamin C. It protects the vitamin C and boosts its power. Vitamin E is considered to be a potent booster of endurance and strength. It has been found helpful in arthritis and circulatory conditions. It is a fat soluble vitamin. The best Vitamin E contains d-alpha tocopherol along with other naturally occurring forms: d-beta, d-gamma, and d-delta. Vitamin E is also necessary in the production of collagen and elastin. Avoid synthetic versions of Vitamin E.

*Support a vital organ
9. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) It increases glutathione and supports the liver. Glutathione is an important antioxidant that plays multiple roles: regulation of cellular processes (cell growth, immune response, protein synthesis), and metabolism. It also helps protect other antioxidants and keeps them active. Glutathione is not considered an essential nutrient because it can be by the body using the amino acids Cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is not well absorbed through the stomach. NAC is recommended as it is easily absorbed and is shown to increase

glutathione levels. Glutathione is found in fruits and vegetables.

*World’s 2nd most popular beverage
10. Green Tea contains EGCG. This component of green and white tea has been shown high in antioxidant activity, improved immunity [reduction of cancer in animals] and increase thermogenesis which results in some individuals reducing fat. Green Tea also contains polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants as well as proanthocyanidins, lignans, organic acids, caffeine, protein, chlorophyll and amino acid known as theanine. Positive effects have been shown on cancer, heart disease, and inflammation. White tea has more antioxidants than green tea with a less bitter flavor. Many studies were based on 5 cups of tea. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found green tea drinkers were 20-30% less likely to develop basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Green tea consumption is on the rise. Join the trend. It’s easy and convenient. Visit your favorite local market and pick up some white or green tea today. You body will thank you! Visit alpha-health-plus.com for more health free related information and sign up for free health newsletter.

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