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4 -- The Nutrients
Just FoodWHY YOU
Excerpt from Dr. Janson's book
||Along with the many people I encounter in my medical practice and my lectures,
you may wonder, “Why do I need to take supplements?” Many people
think, and some conservative nutritionists would agree with them, that eating
a balanced diet provides all the vitamins they need. This is simply not
so. Everyone's idea of a balanced diet, even among experts, is different,
and it may vary greatly from the scientifically based recommendations of
a contemporary nutritionist or nutritionally oriented physician. In order
to answer the question, we need to explore a number of different but equally
important personal and ecological considerations: genetics, environment,
agriculture, stress and health history, and of course, your desire for a
vigorous and lively health future.
Americans are over fed
and under nourished—Our cells are starving!
Because, as we age we don’t break down foods properly—the
foods are processed and many
times don’t have the nutrient value they did have—the toxins
in the foods and the
environment—and we just don’t select or can get the right
Today we hear the word diet much more than we hear the word nutrition. There are so many diets on the market that it’s easy to get lost in the fad and forget what nutrition truly is. There is the Atkins Diet, the Zone Diet, Weight Watchers and many others, from Slim Fast to the various one-food diets, such as the cabbage soup diet or the grapefruit diet. Society has become fixated on the ‘diet’, instead of quality nutrition. Unfortunately, this fixation isn’t working. The UK is close to becoming one of the fattest nations in the world, with high rates of diabetes, heart disease and other life threatening illnesses at an all time high. While diets are becoming more popular, nutrition is suffering.
What is a diet?
While many people think a diet is a set of rules you follow to try to lose weight, your diet is actually the food that you eat to supply your body with the nutrients it needs to function properly. While an average Briton’s diet consists of large quantities of processed sugar, white flour, meat and fast foods, a healthy diet is one that supplies the body with vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and enzymes. These nutritional building blocks affect your energy levels, your quality of life, and have a direct affect on your mood, memory, eyesight, body functions and lifespan. Without a healthy diet that supplies the body with much needed nutrients, you are more susceptible to colds, infections, and illnesses. Your diet, in other words your nutrition, is what sustains your life.
There is much confusion surrounding nutritional labels. Most people look strictly toward the top for calories, fat grams and serving size information. The truth is that nutritional labels offer a look at the nutrients in one’s food, such as vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and folic acid. This information, although lower down on the nutritional label, is very important information if you are seeking to supply your body with nutrients, as opposed to empty calories.
The most important aspect of a nutritional label, although almost completely overlooked, is the actual ingredients within your food. While it may be easier to check to see how many calories and fat grams a certain food product has in each serving, when it comes to healthy nutrition the most important ingredient is what you are actually ingesting. It may have only 220 calories, but where are those calories coming from? Are you ingesting mostly corn syrup and sodium phosphate, or high amounts of preservatives, such as sorbic acid and sulfur dioxide? The ingredients in your food are the tell-tale clues to how much nutrition you are actually taking in. If your food is strictly cheese and flour, as opposed to nutrient providing vegetables and vitamins, it doesn’t really matter if the calories are low.
A Nutritional Diet
Nutrition comes from vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Food sources that are rich with nutrients are whole, living foods that are supplied from the earth. Dark leafy greens offer more calcium than milk, while beans and grains offer high amounts of iron. It is easy to turn your focus from diet to nutrition. And when you do, you might find yourself eating a diet that is rich in nutrients and optimal for losing
||This is a good Nutrient supplier.
Pharmaceutical grade products sold mostly to professionals,
and a wonderful site for information about each product.
SOME TIPS--For Nutrition--
1--Start every morning with a glass of water to wash out the ashes of
metabolism the night before—More on the alkaline side if possible.
2--Do some stretching movement
3--Have a breakfast—Hopefully some protein, Fiber, fruit, good
fats-Shake? Raw egg?
4—Tablespoon Cod Liver Oil (fish oil) or Flax --Have something
ready- washing down the taste or add to a Shake--
5—Always chew your food 30-40 times before swallowing—this
is the first part of nutrition and absorption – more liquefied and
adds more Saliva for enzymes
6—The reasoning for taking regime of supplements—See Below
(Dr Janson Article)
7—Walk/Move 5 minutes after every meal—DO NOT lay down after
( Don’t valet your car—go for the walk outside the restaurant)
8—Don’t over eat—look at large portions as Poison—especially
9—Do any kind of exercise—walk—and get some resistance—Weights
10—Don’t eat 3 hours before bedtime—Especially not,
11—When you are hungry during the day take a handful of nuts—preferably
And maybe a “little” dark chocolate, this is long lasting
12—Get a complete blood test every year—maybe 2 times if
13—Keep track of your PH—Saliva/Urine—Keep on the alkaline
side if possible
14—We are not selling anything here—you can get this at your
health food store—or
Phase 1 at any market—We are just trying to help with some info—
15—ALWAYS Capsules if possible—go down easier and better
16—For men Prostate issues read below for the “Current”
active ingredients (on the Label) that are
helpful—They keep changing so do a Healthy SEARCH
Here is a good link for an overall view
A good link for Men's health nutrients More on MensHealth.com
Multivitamins linked to younger biological age: Study
By Stephen Daniells, 27-May-2009
The cells of multivitamin users may have a younger biological age than
cells from non-users, according
to new research from the US.
Researchers led by Honglei Chen, MD, PhD from National Institute of Environmental
looked at the length of telomeres, DNA sequences at the end of chromosomes
that shorten as cells
replicate and age. The ageing and lifespan of normal, healthy cells are
linked to the so-called telomerase
shortening mechanism, which limits cells to a fixed number of divisions.
During cell replication, the telomeres
function by ensuring the cell's chromosomes do not fuse with each other
or rearrange, which can lead to
cancer. Elizabeth Blackburn, a telomere pioneer at the University of California
San Francisco, likened
telomeres to the ends of shoelaces, without which the lace would unravel.
With each replication the telomeres shorten, and when the telomeres are
totally consumed, the cells are
destroyed (apoptosis). Previous studies have also reported that telomeres
are highly susceptible to
Dr Chen and his co-workers noted that telomere length may therefore be
a marker of biological ageing,
and that multivitamins may beneficially affect telomere length via modulation
of oxidative stress and
According to results published in the new issue of the American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition, the
telomeres of daily multivitamin users may be on average 5.1 per cent longer
than in non-users.
To our knowledge, this was the first epidemiologic study of multivitamin
use and telomere length, wrote
Dr Chen and his co-workers. Regular multivitamin users tend to follow
a healthy lifestyle and have a
higher intake of micronutrients, which sometimes makes it difficult to
observations on multivitamin use.
Further investigations would be needed to understand the role of multivitamin
use and telomere length
and its implication in the etiology of chronic diseases.
According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) State-of-the-Science
Panel, half of the American
population routinely use dietary supplements, with their annual spend
estimated at over $20 billion.
Recent results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
showed that 35 per cent of the
US adult population regularly consumes one or more types of multivitamin
product (Am. J. Epidemiol.,
2004, Vol. 160, Pages 339-349).
Dr Chen and his co-workers analysed multivitamin use and nutrient intakes,
as well as telomere length of
586 women aged between 35 and 74 in the Sister Study. A 146-item food-frequency
used to determine multivitamin use and nutrient intakes.
Compared to non-multivitamin users, the researchers noted that that telomeres
were on average 5.1 per
cent longer for daily multivitamin users.
In an attempt to identify specific nutrients that could be behind the
observations, a positive relationship
between telomere length and intakes of vitamins C and E from foods was
Whereas the evidence is not sufficient to conclude that these 2 dietary
antioxidants mediated the
observed relation, the results are consistent with experimental findings
that vitamins C and E protect
telomeres in vitro, wrote the researchers.
Being the first study to report such an association, Dr Chen and his
co-workers emphasized that the
evidence is only preliminary and that additional epidemiologic studies
are required to further explore the
association. The implications of the findings in terms of ageing and the
etiology of chronic diseases
should be carefully evaluated.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition June 2009, Volume 89,
Number 6, Pages 1857-1863,
doi:10.3945/ajcn.2008.26986 "Multivitamin use and telomere length
Authors: Q. Xu, C.G. Parks, L.A. DeRoo, R.M. Cawthon, D.P. Sandler, H.
From: Wayne Harris
Multivitamin use and telomere length in women1,2,3
Background: Telomere length may be a marker of biological
aging. Multivitamin supplements represent a
major source of micronutrients, which may affect telomere length by modulating
oxidative stress and
Objective: The objective was to examine whether multivitamin
use is associated with longer telomeres in
Design: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data
from 586 early participants (age 35–74 y) in the
Sister Study. Multivitamin use and nutrient intakes were assessed with
a 146-item food-frequency
questionnaire, and relative telomere length of leukocyte DNA was measured
by quantitative polymerase
Results: After age and other potential confounders were
adjusted for, multivitamin use was associated
with longer telomeres. Compared with nonusers, the relative telomere length
of leukocyte DNA was on
average 5.1% longer among daily multivitamin users (P for trend = 0.002).
In the analysis of
micronutrients, higher intakes of vitamins C and E from foods were each
associated with longer
telomeres, even after adjustment for multivitamin use. Furthermore, intakes
of both nutrients were
associated with telomere length among women who did not take multivitamins.
Conclusion: This study provides the first epidemiologic
evidence that multivitamin use is associated with
longer telomere length among women.