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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS & THE GIFT OF HEALTH
2010 is almost here and it’s time to make our annual resolutions. If you are like me, my intentions are good but I just can’t always stick to the plan. So this coming year, let’s keep it simple. As you know, I love being your physician and care deeply for each of you. That is why I keep encouraging you to do just a few things to protect your health – the most valuable thing in your life!
So, let me try again to persuade you to take the leap of faith and begin to take good care of yourselves. We have discovered a few supplements that are consistently helpful. Imagine being able to reduce your risk of cancer by 80% as well as heart disease, depression, diabetes and most autoimmune diseases. And while you are doing that, also protecting yourself from influenza – all of this, from one dose of Vitamin D3 a day. However, your dose must raise your blood 25 hydroxy Vitamin D3 level to a minimum of 50 ng. A dose of between 4000 to 5000 I. U. should achieve this. Additionally, it is best taken with an oil or any type of fatty food for better absorption, since it is a fat soluble nutrient.
Remember, twice a year you should have your blood level checked – once in the winter and once in the summer. You do this maintenance on your car at least twice a year so why not for yourself. Strangely, my other ‘harped’ recommendation is also a fat soluble vitamin. Yes, Vitamin K2, as Meniquinone 7. It pulls calcium plaque out of your arteries and puts it back on you bones. It has also been found to reduce the aggressiveness of cancer cells from the prostate. If it works on prostate cancer, it will do the same thing in breast and most other malignancies. Vitamin K2 protects us from three major diseases – atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and cancer. It only takes one 90 mcg capsule a day taken along with your Vitamin D. What could be so profound and yet so simple?
To add the frosting to the cake, lets add one more nutrient derived from the skin of a grape. You guessed it – Resveratrol. Would you believe this nutrient can do all of the following:
1. Reduce platelets from clumping, thus reducing risk of clots, heart attacks and strokes.
2. Reduces your LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
3. Reduces inflammation – the mechanism of injury for most diseases.
4.Is a powerful anti-oxidant.
5.Induces apoptosis, reversing cancer cell proliferation.
6.Reduces Insulin resistance, the first stage of diabetes.
7.Reduces eating, reducing obesity.
8.Increases ATP production in muscle giving us more energy.
9.Increases aerobic capacity and consumption of oxygen – so we can exercise longer and better.
10.Reduces fatty liver from high fat diets.
11.Last and by no means least, increases the longevity genes to help us live longer.
Resveratrol, at one 300 mg capsule a day, comes as close as possible to being the panacea that treats everything.
So here you have it, three nutrients providing you with the best cost effective insurance policy you could have.
Here’s wishing you and your families a blessed holiday season,
Allan D. Lieberman, M.D.