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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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Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens (literally “foreign estrogen”) are man-made compounds that mimic the effects of natural estrogens in the body. Excessive levels of the hormone estrogen, also known as estrogen dominance, are associated with many health problems. Xenoestrogens are believed to be a major contributing factor to many cases of estrogen dominance.

Avoiding xenoestrogens is an important step towards reducing the many symptoms and health problems associated with excessive estrogen levels, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, PMS, PCOS, and infertility/impotency. It is especially important for pregnant and lactating women, children and teenagers, and those with estrogen-sensitive diseases to reduce exposure to xenoestrogens. Unfortunately, xenoestrogens occur in thousands of everyday items, including everything from food to cosmetics and household cleaners.

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Chemical Pesticides

DDT persists in the human body for decades, where it is stored in fatty tissue such as breasts. Women with detectable levels of DDT in their breast tissue are five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women without detectable DDT levels.

It’s estimated that the average American consumes over one pound of pesticides per year.

How to Avoid Them

  • Eat organic foods as often as possible… apples and strawberries have the most pesticides.
  • Use natural pest control in your home and garden
  • Avoid synthetic flea shampoos, flea collars, and flea pesticides for your pets and home
Daily Food Intake

Daily Food Intake

 

Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

The growth hormones fed to cattle, pigs, poultry, and other livestock are another major source of xenoestrogens, and high consumption of conventionally raised dairy products is especially associated with high estrogen levels, due to the combination of naturally and artificially occurring hormones in the milk.

How to Avoid Them

  • Choose organic meat, eggs, and dairy products
  • Better yet, choose 100%grassfed meat and dairy products, and pastured pork and poultry
Make Up

Make Up

 

Cosmetics and Toiletries

Unfortunately, one of the most effective ways to absorb xenoestragens is through skin contact. Xenoestrogens absorbed by the skin are ten times more potent than those taken orally, because they travel directly to the tissues instead of passing through the liver.

Many types of cosmetics, toothpastes, soaps, nail polish, body lotions, shampoos and sun screens are a source of Xenoestrogens

How to Avoid Them

Find organic companies that make these products without the Xenoestrogen component.

Go visit a L3W provider and get your 17 page Bio-individualized report. Find out your Bio-chemical type and what organs and glands need attention.

 

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Thymus Gland and Immune system

The Thymus Gland and Immune system

ThymusThe thymus is located in the upper part of the chest. It is made of two lobes that join in front of the trachea. The thymus is an important part of children’s immune systems. It grows larger until puberty and then begins to shrink. The gland produces thymosins, which are hormones that stimulate the development of antibodies. The thymus also produces T-lymphocytes which are white blood cells that fight infections and destroy abnormal cells.

The main function of the thymus gland is to produce and process lymphocytes or T cells (in T cells ‘T’ stands for thymus derived). Lymphocytes are White Blood Cells (WBCs), which are also known as leukocytes. After the white blood cells mature, they leave the thymus gland and get settled in the spleen and the lymph nodes, where a fresh batch of T cells is produced. These white blood cells are the body’s immune system and protect the body by producing antibodies that stop the invasion of foreign agents, bacteria and viruses. These cells also ensure the proper functioning of the body system and look after the wear and tear of the organs. Another function of thymus gland is to prevent the abnormal growth of cells that may lead to cancer. The T lymphocytes travel from the bone marrow to the thymus gland where they remain until they get activated. After maturity, the lymphocytes enter the blood stream. From there they travel to other lymphatic organs and provide defense mechanism against diseases. In some cases, the thymus gland may become underactive. The individual may have a weak immune system and be prone to many infections and allergies. These infections can be chronic and may continue for a long time. When there is a lack of T cells in the body, it can lead to immunodeficiency diseases. The person suffering from immunodeficiency diseases may show symptoms like extreme sweating, puffiness or soreness of the throat, swelling in the glands and depression.

Malnutrition and a deficiency of protein at an early age, can lead to the slow or limited growth of the thymus, thus impairing the normal functioning of the lymphocytes. Have your child get the L3W profile to eat the correct foods for Thymus development.

Autoimmune diseases are caused by a hyperactive immune system that instead of attacking foreign pathogens reacts against the host organism (self) causing disease. One of the primary functions of the thymus is to prevent autoimmunity through the process of central tolerance, immunologic tolerance to self antigens.

If the patient has a Thymus problem, L3W recommends a pure Thymus extract to help the Thymus run more efficiently. Death is a progressive weakness of the immune system. We all have cancer cells in our body, but a healthy Thymus combats the cancer cells so they don’t proliferate. L3W program reduces stress on the organs and glands, which puts less stress on the immune system. Call a L3W provider to get tested now!!

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