Combining CoQ10 and Selenium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality

An important study out of Sweden has surprised researchers who found that combining CoQ10 with selenium can dramatically reduce cardiovascular mortality.

This nutrient combination has also been found to improve heart function, improve quality of life, reduce the number of days a patient stays in the hospital, lower cardiovascular mortality risk by 49%, and even provide protection years after the subjects stopped taking the supplements.

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Go eat your egg, don’t be chicken

Since 2004 I have stated that you can easily eat fifteen eggs per week. This is a simple and cost-effective way to add valuable nutrition to your diet, especially high-quality protein, healthy fats and antioxidants — provided you cook them properly that is half or quarter boiled where the yolk is still soft. Meanwhile, not all eggs are the same quality, free roaming chicken is the best. You should be healthier with high quality eggs.

It is not overstatement to say that the best natural food on the planet is eggs. But many of the healthiest foods happen to be rich in cholesterol (and saturated fats), and this isn’t a bad thing. Anything that processed and packed for selling cannot be a good food.

Many people, unfortunately, have been scared away from this healthy food source because they contain cholesterol. Yes, it contains cholesterol but it increase HDL-cholesterol so called “good” cholesterol.

Taking eggs as much as 20 a week do not increase blood cholesterol level and do not increase insulin release. It is a healthy choice of food.

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Magnesium for Health and Disease Prevention

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. More than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites have been detected on human proteins,1 and it’s required no less than 500 different enzymes in your body.

 

If you don’t have enough magnesium, your body simply cannot function optimally, and insufficient cellular magnesium levels set the stage for deterioration of metabolic function that can snowball into more serious health problems.

For starters, magnesium is critical for the optimization of your mitochondria, which have enormous potential to influence your health, especially the prevention of cancer.

In fact, optimizing mitochondrial metabolism may be at the core of effective cancer treatment. But your mitochondrial function is also crucial for overall good health, energy, and athletic performance.

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The Danger of Adrenal Fatigue or Adrenal Exhaustion

Many people suffer in silence low functioning adrenal gland due to chronic stress. Our body has two adrenal glands, located just above each of your kidneys. Adrenal gland produces more than 100 hormones and it is control partly from the hypothalamus in the brain.

Your hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis is the system responsible for one of the most important functions in your body — the management of stress. This includes stress from every conceivable source, be it injury or disease, work or relationship problems.

Exposure to chronic stress from overwork, chronic inflammation or long-term illness, for example, can result in HPA axis dysfunction, also referred to as “adrenal fatigue” or “adrenal exhaustion.” In reaction to mental stress, adrenal glands produce cortisol hormones. Chronic stressful life can taxed the adrenal gland and lose their ability to make cortisol due to overwork.

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CoQ10 as conditional anti-oxidant and supplementation

“Not all CoQ10 are the same”

Each of our muscle cell contain mitochondria – 200 – 400 for each muscle cell. Heart muscle contain ten times more – 2000 – 4000 mitochondria in each muscle cell.  If one country is a cell, then imagine the mitochondria as energy powerhouse, the fuel of which is CoQ10.

The essential nutrient, CoQ10, is also known as ubiquinone. To benefit from the form of the nutrient needed to produce cellular energy and help you reduce the typical signs of aging, your body must convert the ubiquinone to ubiquinol.

The challenge you face as you age is this – your body levels of CoQ10 continue to diminish. In addition, your capability to convert CoQ10 to ubiquinol also declines. It becomes more and more difficult for you to produce the ubiquinol you need due to:

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Thyroid Function less than optimum in 80% of people screened

The American Thyroid Association estimates that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of these people are unaware of their condition. One in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. As of 2014, levothyroxine, a synthetic form of thyroid hormone, was the highest-selling drug in the United States. Most individuals who take thyroid hormone will never get off the medication.

What’s so important about the thyroid, anyway?

Every cell in the body has receptors for thyroid hormone. It is responsible for the most basic aspects of our body’s function, impacting all major systems. Thyroid hormone directly acts on the brain, the GI tract, the cardiovascular system, bone metabolism, red blood cell metabolism, gallbladder and liver function, steroid hormone production, glucose metabolism, lipid and cholesterol metabolism, protein metabolism, and body temperature regulation.

The conventional medical approach to thyroid disorders

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Blood Pressure Raised Even with Mild Stress

It’s been clear for some time that psychological stress is linked to high blood pressure, or hypertension. Stress-hypertension link have been conducted in laboratories, using staged activities such as public speaking and mental arithmetic to “stress out” participants.

Now, in a “real-world” setting, a research team in Italy has confirmed that mild stress can increase blood pressure and impair the cardiovascular system’s ability to regulate itself.

These changes might contribute, in susceptible individuals, to the link between psychological stress and increased cardiovascular risk of hypertension.

It has been shown that people with heart disease can lower their risk of subsequent cardiac events by over 70% if they learn how to manage stress.

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Why Himalayan Salt is one of the best for Health

Salts are not the same.  Himalayan salt is a salt unlike any others, for flavor, purity, and nutritional value. What else makes Himalayan salt so unique as a healthy salt alternative?

What’s the Difference between Table Salt, Sea Salt and Himalayan Salt?

Sometimes people assume that sea salt is the same thing as Himalayan salt. While they both are table salt alternatives, there’s a big difference between the two.

Although Himalayan salt may have started out as a sea salt, its similarity to sea salt ends there. While Himalayan salt comes from ancient sea salt beds found at high elevations, sea salt is produced through the evaporation of water from either the ocean or from saltwater lakes.

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Pancreas Cancer

Latest issue Life Extension periodical (December 2016) discussed about pancreas cancer prevention. Steve Job, Founder of Apples computer and i-Phone died of cancer pancreas. Cancer pancreas prevention is still the best treatment because there are no effective or no curative treatment for cancer pancreas except few case report with integrative medicine. It is of interest to highlight the benefit of Magnesium for pancreas cancer prevention.

This following adopted from Life Extension periodical December 2016 issue. The article written by Willian Falloon, MD.

Magnesium as prevention

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Digestive Enzyme Deficiency Is Prevalent

Sixty percent of those above 50 years old have digestive enzyme deficiency. Virtually one hundred percent those above 60 years old have digestive enzyme deficiency. The effect will be nutritional deficiency that are very common in older age group. The stomach and digestive symptoms may be not much.

But more common is bloated abdomen, reflux esophagitis symptoms, uncomfortable epigastric that last longer than usual especially certain animal protein and legumes food.
Stomach produce acid for protein digestion and when older age group people complaint of epigastric discomfort they were prescribe proton pump inhibitors(ppi) like pantoprazole or omeprazole and other ppi that compounding the problems of nutritional deficiency further. It is a paradox that the symptoms can be rectified with acid hydrochloride rather than blocking the acid production.
Other related enzymes re from pancreas mainly when food leaving the stomach into duodenum and jejunum. The enzymes are Lipase, Protease, Amylase. They are produce by pancreas.

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Cruciferous Vegetables helpful against prostate cancer

In recently released studies, three phytochemicals derived from cruciferous vegetables(such as broccoli) have shown promise in inhibiting prostate cancer in experimental models.2,3 Because their chemical names are challenging— indole-3-carbinol, 3,3’-diindolylmethane, and phenethyl isothiocyanate—they are better known as I3C, DIM, and PEITC, respectively.
Examples of Cruciferous Vegetables are:

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Wound Treatment With Honey

It takes about 60,000 bees, collectively traveling up to 88,000 kilometers and visiting more than 2 million flowers, to gather enough nectar to make half kilogram of honey.

Honey is truly a remarkable substance, with many health benefits when used in moderation. This blend of sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids is quite unlike any other sweetener on the planet.

Honey is fascinating

Away from air and water, honey can be stored indefinitely, nothing can grow in honey –  bacteria or fungus.

There are hundreds of kind of honey, each with a unique color and flavor that is dependent upon the nectar source. For example, lighter colored honey, smell and taste of pineapple when main flower is from pineapple while darker-colored honeys from the jungle of Malaysia. Manuka honey carry the smell and taste from manuka tree.

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SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine)

SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) is an amino acid derivative normally synthesized in the body. SAMe is used by the body in three important pathways:

  • Methylation (contributing methyl groups to activate certain molecules)
  • The synthesis of polyamines (for cell growth, gene expression, neuronal regeneration, etc.)
  • Trans-sulfuration (synthesis of cysteine, glutathione, and other sulfate chemicals)

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency can be caused by Metformin

Those taking metformin for diabetic prevention were 31 percent less likely to develop the disease. Metformin imitate the effect of calorie restriction which proven to increase life-span in all animal study.

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that your body does not make, which means you must get it via your diet or supplements. Vitamin B12, along with other B vitamins, is used by your body to convert the carbohydrates you eat into glucose that your body uses for energy.

Vitamin B12 also plays a role in the production of DNA and RNA and works closely with folate to make red blood cells and produce S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe). SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) is an amino acid derivative normally synthesized in the body. SAMe is used by the body in three important pathways: Methylation, synthesis of polyamines, trans-sulfuration. Read more on SAMe.

Vitamin B12 is also important for the maintenance of your central nervous system, including the conduction of nerve impulses and producing the myelin sheath, which protects and “insulates” your nerves.

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Selenium: What Forms Protect Against Cancer?

By Kirk Stokel

The role that selenium plays in combating various forms of degenerative disease has been known for several decades.1

More recent data have intensified scientific interest in its specific anti-cancer mechanisms.2

Researchers have found that selenium favorably modulates gene expression to suppress a protein involved in tumor onset, growth, and metastasis.

But not all “seleniums” are the same.

In this article, you will learn of the three most important forms of selenium—and how each has the power to halt cancer development at its earliest stages. Exciting data on their ability to combat cancers of the colon and prostate are detailed. You will discover the 12 mechanisms of action by which selenium stops cancer in its tracks.

In one study, aging individuals supplementing with 200 mcg per day of selenium saw their risk of dying from all cancers slashed by 50%.3

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The Importance of Zinc in the Body

20 years ago, was identified Zinc is an essential mineral that stimulates the activity of about 200 (now must be more and more finding) enzymes in the body. It also:

  • supports your healthy immune system and very important role for immunity
  • is necessary to synthesize DNA and require for each step of cell cycle
  • T-cell lymphocyte or Thymus derive activation of the white cell requirezinc is well documented therefore T-Natural killer cell to fight cancer require zinc
  • zinc required for gene amplification of metallothionein

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What is a Telomere?

Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age.

 

Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces.

Without the coating, DNA strands become damaged and our cells can’t do their job.

Telomeres protect the vital information in our DNA.

telomere1-cell division

DNA makes up all of the cells in our body. And every organ in our body (skin, liver, heart, etc.) is made up of cells and each cell with nucleus there is DNA as a “software”. So, telomeres are vital to our health that protect the DNA.

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TACT Study by NIH on EDTA Chelation Therapy

EDTA Chelation Therapy Proves Highly Significant Benefits Up to 50% prevention of recurrent heart attacks and 43 percent reduction in death rate from all causes.

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At the American Heart Association meeting in Los Angeles on November 4, 2012, Dr. Gervasio Lamas, principal investigator, presented results of the NIH-sponsored Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). This randomized, placebo-controlled study of 1,708 patients showed  that intravenous disodium EDTA chelation therapy decreased subsequent cardiac events with statistical significance, when compared to a control group of similar patients who received placebo.

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Why Aspartame (in soft drink) is Dangerous

The artificial sweetener aspartame is used in more than 6,000 products worldwide especially in soft drinks, including Diet Coke products.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aspartame for use in dry foods in 1981 and as a general artificial sweetener in 1996.

Unlike other artificial sweeteners that move through the body without being digested, aspartame can be metabolized by your body and exerts a number of concerning effects.

For instance, aspartame has been found to increase hunger ratings compared to glucose or water and is associated with heightened motivation to eat (even more so than other artificial sweeteners like saccharin or acesulfame potassium).

The fact that aspartame may actually increase weight gain. Aspartame also exerts changes on the microbial composition in your gut.

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Startling Findings About Vitamin D dose

References: Life Extension analysis on vitamin D level in 13,000 members

No other nutrient, drug, or hormone has gained more scientific credibility than vitamin D. Insufficient vitamin D is linked to virtually every age-related disorder including cancer, vascular disease, and chronic inflammation. Active vitamin D involves in about 3,000 gene expression.

Under Life extension test program more than 13,000 had their vitamin D level checked, the results from these tests represent a never-before-published data about achieved vitamin D blood levels in a large group of dedicated supplement users.

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Relation of Hypothyroidism and Iodine

Those screen for thyroid function in USA, 90% of them are normal. 10% not normal, usually inadequate thyroid hormone. Out of that 90%, 80% do not have enough thyroid hormone and require supplementation. In order to help thyroid hormone production, Iodine is the mineral required. Despite all the focus today on the importance of vitamins and minerals in your diet, I’m often surprised how essential ones are frequently overlooked.

We should be aware of thyroid. According Michael Platt Bio-identical hormone practitioner in Rancho Mirage, California, he rely on Thyroid Stimulation (TSH) only and the figure should be 1 mIU/L, anything above 1 mIU/L indicate “pituitary in the brain is saying, not enough thyroid!”

In practice, I usually recommend sea iodine when TSH above 1.5 mIU/L.

There’s one such mineral I think you should be more aware of. It is vitally important to your optimal health.* See the table.

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Benefit of Apple Cider Vinegar or Nipah Vinegar

Vinegar is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Vinegar’s medicinal uses soon came to light.

Hippocrates used vinegar to manage wounds, vinegar was even used to treat diabetes.

Vinegar can be made from virtually any carbohydrate that can be fermented, including grapes, dates, coconut, potatoes, beets, juice of nipah and, of course, apples. The best of all is perhaps nipah vinegar(from personal experience). However it is not widely available except in east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu) and north (Kedah) of peninsular Malaysia.

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Exercise Reduces Your Cancer Risk

Many people view exercise as a tool for weight loss, muscle building, and improving cardiovascular health, but it does much more than that. Exercise is like a whole-body health tonic.

It reduces your risk of many different chronic diseases including – cancer. For starters, exercise drives your insulin levels down, and controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risk. It’s also been suggested that apoptosis (programmed cell death) is triggered by exercise, causing cancer cells to die.

Exercise also improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. The better these cells circulate, the more efficient your immune system is at defending itself against infections and diseases like cancer.

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