Category: vitamin d

Vitamin D

Vitamin DVitamin D is not a vitamin but instead is a powerful steroidal hormone. Its active form enhances immune cells’ creation of antimicrobial proteins.

The ideal levels in your body should be above 50 ng/ml with an optimal level of 70-80 ng/ml. Sunlight and supplementation are the only significant sources of vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency is a significant factor in several conditions that affect a high population in the world:

  • Chronic low back pain, which may be associated with osteomalacia (i.e., softening of the bones due to a lack of vitamin D).
  • Cancer; people living at higher latitudes (e.g., Canada, northern U.S., etc.) have a greater risk of dying from colon cancer than people who live closer to the equator and experienced greater sun exposure. A 2006 review article notes that the majority of studies examining the relationship between vitamin D status and cancer risk show that sufficient vitamin D levels do indeed reduce the risk of cancer and that supplementation is an affordable way to reduce cancer incidence and cancer-related deaths. Vitamin D deficiency may be associated with the following cancers: colorectal, cervical, breast and prostate.
  • Risk of heart disease and hypertension have also been associated with vitamin D deficiency.

 

Get direct sunlight on your body for 15-20 maximum, and then apply the sunscreen. The sunscreen does not allow the Vitamin D to absorb in the body.

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Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a small sac found just under the liver. It stores bile made by the liver. Bile helps you digest fats.

gallbladderGallstones Signs or Symptoms to look for:

  • Sharp stabbing pain on the right side of the Stomach
  • Pain can develop suddenly in the center of the upper belly and spread to the right upper back or shoulder blade area. It is usually hard to get comfortable; moving around does not make the pain go away.
  • Can prevent you from taking normal or deep breaths.
  • Last 15 minutes to 24 hours; 1 to 5 hours of continuous pain is common.
  • Occur after meals
  • Most gallstones do not cause problems. But if they block a duct, they usually need medical attention to break up the stones or remove the Gallbladder.

The Gallbladder is a very important organ, it helps produce energy. Bile is needed to break down fats for energy, decreased energy and strength is possible, if the gallbladder is not healthy or removed. When moderate to large quantities of fat are consumed, the gallbladder releases large amounts of bile.

Low fat programs and patients that eat a little food, can cause Gallstones. If you don’t use the Gallbladder, Stones will form and then trouble begins.

If your gallbladder is slacking, you need a supplement that energizes, detoxs and cleans the gallbladder. Go to a L3W provider and find out if your gallbladder needs help. Find out what Bio-Chemical type you are. The program gives the patient combination of fat, protein and carbohydrates.

Robert D Stein D.C.,ABAAHP

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a very common condition that has ramifications of high cardiovascular risk. The objective findings are:metabolic syndrome

  • Triglyceride level of 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or greater
  • HDL cholesterol of less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women
  • Systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or greater
  • Diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or greater
  • Fasting glucose of 100 mg/dL or greater
  • Insulin resistance or glucose intolerance (the body can’t properly use insulin or blood sugar)

Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in combination, your risk is even greater.

Metabolic syndrome is linked to your body’s metabolism, possibly to a condition called insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that helps control the amount of sugar in your bloodstream.

Normally, your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into sugar (glucose). Your blood carries the glucose to your body’s tissues, where the cells use it as fuel. Glucose enters your cells with the help of insulin. In people with insulin resistance, cells don’t respond normally to insulin, and glucose can’t enter the cells as easily. As a result, glucose levels in your blood rise despite your body’s attempt to control the glucose by churning out more and more insulin. The result is higher than normal levels of insulin in your blood. This can eventually lead to diabetes when your body is unable to make enough insulin to keep the blood glucose within the normal range.

Even if your levels aren’t high enough to be considered diabetes, an elevated glucose level can still be harmful. In fact, some doctors refer to this condition as “prediabetes.” Increased insulin resistance raises your triglyceride level and other blood fat levels. It also interferes with how your kidneys work, leading to higher blood pressure. These combined effects of insulin resistance put you at risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other conditions.

Although metabolic syndrome is a serious condition, you can reduce your risks significantly by eating the right combination foods for your biochemical type and increasing your physical activity.

The L3W program will guide you through a healthier lifestyle.

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Biochemical Type

What is your Biochemical Type?

South Beach … Atkins … Zone … With so many fad diets on the market, there’s a general misconception about what a healthy diet consists of. Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. Each person’s Biochemical type and genetic background influence how the body produces energy.

waterBiochemical typing is finding the proper food combination and percentage for the individual. Biochemical type is analyzed though comprehensive software that utilizes blood chemistry and urine. The L3W system has 7 different Biochemical types. Biochemical Type is determined by what Nervous systems dominate the body is (Sympathetic or Parasympathetic) The Biochemical type is also determined by how you metabolize food (Excellent, Good and Poor).

Sympathetic Nervous system dominant: Generate their energy more from Carbohydrates (vegetables and fruit).They need lean protein when they combine their food (chicken/turkey breast, and lean fish). The lean protein does not interfere with fast energy (carbohydrates) the body needs. They are slightly more acidic and need more alkaline forming foods.

Parasympathetic Nervous system dominant:  Generate their energy more from fatty proteins. They need more fat while combing their food. The fatty proteins slow the carbohydrates (vegetables and fruits) from spiking the sugar. They are prone to hypoglycemia…They are slightly more alkaline and need more acidic forming foods..

Sugar intake raises the blood sugar level, in response, the pancreas releases insulin to help utilize the sugar and reduce circulating blood sugar levels; fat is absorbed when this process occurs as excessive insulin pushes the glucose in to the fat storage centers.

Every time you have an insulin surge the body:

1)     Retains body fat

2)     Decreased Testosterone

3)     Increase Serotonin

The body gets fat, weak, tired and eventually weakens the pancreas (pre-diabetes/diabetes).

The Biochemical typing reduces the sugar spikes and insulin surges. Other positive results the body obtains when eating for their Biochemical type:

  • have more energy
  • avoid storing fat
  • increase muscle density
  • sleep better
  • decrease the negative impact on your organs and glands
  •  slows down the aging process.

Reduces sugar and caffeine cravings in 2 days

L3W Primary Objectives

If your body needs any of the following:
  • Weight Loss
  • Increase Energy
  • Improve Sleep
  • Control Blood Sugar
  • Reduce Stomach Problems
  • Reduce Water Retention
  • Detoxification
  • Reduce Bloating or Excessive gas
  • Repair Organs and Glands
  • Increase Muscle Density while reducing Fat
  • Improve Bowel Function
  • Reduce Sexual Problems
  • Prevent Diabetes
  • Improve Brain Health

Contact your L3W provider to start your individualized program and start feeling better.

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