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Did you know that according to a September American Heart Journalstudy, higher serum C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels are related to progressive heart function deterioration in asymptomatic individuals without previous history of heart disease? Make sure CRP is on your annual blood screening if you do not get it through our lab.

 

Did you know that juicing can be counterproductive? Well Connect subscribers can read Bonnie's comments and recommendations for juicing in this week's Mythbuster segment.

 

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

 

Matters of the Heart: Vitamin D Vital.

Steve: This is a study that you can really appreciate because of its longevity and focus on prevention. Appearing in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, the study investigated the links between vitamin D levels and the incidence of heart disease and mortality.

 

Researchers took plasma 25(OH)D samples from 10,170 Danish women and men and followed them for an average of 29 years. They found that low levels of vitamin D compared to optimal levels were linked to 40% higher risk of ischemic heart disease, 64% higher risk of heart attack, 57% higher risk of early death, and to no less than 81% higher risk of death from heart disease. The lowest 25(OH)D levels of vitamin D were those with less than 15 nanomol vitamin per liter serum. Adequate levels of vitamin D were defined as more than 50 nanomol vitamin per liter serum. For those who doubted the importance of vitamin D for cardiovascular health, this study should put those doubts to rest.

 

Why Some Bariatric Procedures Don't Work. 

Bonnie: I have heard from a few clients who chose to have gastric bypass or other bariatric procedures to lose weight and/or eliminate diabetes. These procedures are a Catch-22. The surgery works for stopping diabetes because it immediately cuts off the negative epigenetic messages that push towards obesity and insulin resistance. Unfortunately, for individuals who do not strictly adhere to the major lifestyle changes needed to stay diabesity-free, five to six years later, the diabetes and/or obesity returns.

 

In clients who have had this happen and wonder why, I explain that the epigenetic signalling, which had previously been cut after the procedure, finds a way to rerout the negative messages so they reach the genes responsible for diabesity once again. Eventually, the diabetes and/or obesity returns. Unfortunately, you can outsmart the body for a while, but not forever! The sad thing is, in the clients I spoke to, this was never explained as a possibility prior to getting the procedures.

 

It is possible that with an optimal, individualized diet and lifestyle, the epigenes may not express negative messages and our genes will stay turned off. But how many people can and are willing to eat ideally? It takes hard work and will power.

  

The other issue to take into account when considering bariatric procedures is nutrient loss. People who have these procedures need be extremely vigilant with getting bloodwork and taking supplementation to make sure that they are absorbing key nutrients such as B-12, Vitamin D, and iron.

 

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  • Homemade Juicing Detox Recipe.
  • Reading Labels Linked to Weight.
  • Dissolvable Stevia Tablets.
  • Local Organic Produce, Meat Purveyor
  • Chipotle's East Asian Beta Restaurant
  • Nanotech: What We Were Afraid Of.
  • Looking Back to Heal the Future.
  • When Not to Use Tablet Computers.
  • Self-Control Starts Early.
  • eInspire

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Halloween Is No Friend of Your Blood Sugar.

 

It seems like Halloween can drag on for a week or two with all the school parties, social gatherings, trick-or-treating, and eating candy for days afterward.
 
Our Blood Sugar Balance Self-Help Action Plan may bring a slight sense of normalcy to this time of year. One of the highlights is a list of foods with low glycemic index and load.
 
If you or your family pigs out on Halloween treats, which we do not recommend, you can at least cater the rest of your diet to be low glycemic. Order here, or if a subscriber to NCI Well Connect, request your free copy at nutrocon@aol.com.