The Flu Shot vs. Vitamin D

Health, Medicine, Research we Recommend, Supplements, Uncategorized
With the upcoming cold and flu season fast approaching, there is an increased amount of talk about the need to get a flu shot. Before you get one, you may want to consider the following facts. According to a CDC report the flu shot on average is 70% effective. Those odds seem pretty good if you are worried about getting the flu. The flu shot does have some downsides; there are the possible side effects and the adverse ingredients in the shot that can be harmful to your health and wellbeing. So, what if there was a better, all natural choice to the flu shot? Over the last ten years there have been a vast amount of studies done about the importance of vitamin D to the immune system. When…
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The Flu Shot vs. Vitamin D

Health, Medicine, Research we Recommend, Supplements, Uncategorized
With the upcoming cold and flu season fast approaching, there is an increased amount of talk about the need to get a flu shot. Before you get one, you may want to consider the following facts. According to a CDC report the flu shot on average is 70% effective. Those odds seem pretty good if you are worried about getting the flu. The flu shot does have some downsides; there are the possible side effects and the adverse ingredients in the shot that can be harmful to your health and wellbeing. So, what if there was a better, all natural choice to the flu shot? Over the last ten years there have been a vast amount of studies done about the importance of vitamin D to the immune system. When…
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Supplements

Supplements

DR Carr/Home, Food, Health, Medicine, Supplements
Supplements are just that – supplements to your diet. Do not replace good food choices with pills/potions. But with today’s industrialization, mass production, and urbanization, it is virtually impossible to get all that we need from our foods. Even the right food may not have the nutrition it was meant to have because of depleted soils, improper picking time for optimal nutrient content, poor growing conditions, etc. I consider the following to be basic essentials for supplementation: Multi-vitamin – the best is a vitamin that is from a “natural’ whole food source and has a wide selection of nutrients. You should have a multi-vitamin with a high amount of vitamin B (B12 , folic acid, B6), vitamin C and E (100iu mixed tcopherols –not dl-alpha), vitamin A (3000 iu), vitamin…
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Nutrition

Nutrition

DR Carr/Home, Food, Health, Supplements, Uncategorized
Nutrition (food, supplements, water, etc.) Rate your diet. Get as much of your nutrition as you can from the foods you eat. Limit Foods That Do Not Nourish: Stay away from high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives, MSG, and damaged fats (transfats, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils). Throw away “table salt” (it’s just Sodium Chloride). Replace With Health Giving Foods Make healthier choices. Healthy protein, healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, high fiber starchy carbs, low glycemic fruit. Use Sea Salt (rich in minerals), possibly iodine enriched. Golden Rules: Eat within an hour of waking up. Eat every 4-5 hours (3 meals per day, restrict/phase out snacking. Stop eating 3 hours before bed. Eat real foods (foods that will spoil) as natural as possible              …
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The Power of Vitamin D

Health, Medicine, Research we Recommend, Supplements
Studies on Vitamin D have discovered some amazing things such as: Individuals with MS tend to have insufficient Vitamin D Levels[1]. Taking vitamin D supplements (it has to be supplements, most people in northern climates do not get enough sun exposure) for more than 10 years lowered the risk of developing MS by 59%1. Low vitamin D status could be associated with higher mortality from life-threatening conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus that account for 60% to 70% of total mortality in high-income countries.” [2] Vitamin D supplements are associated with decreases in total mortality rates.2 High circulating levels of vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of multiple sclerosis.[3] You can obtain a vitamin D test from your primary care physician.Vitamin D supplementation in infancy seems to…
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