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Osteoporosis 13 – Without This Vitamin Calcium Won’t Get in Your Bones

Vitamin K

Best known for its influence on proper clotting in the body, especially in newborns, vitamin K also plays a vital role in bone health. It acts as a co-factor to produce osteocalcin, a bone protein that becomes an integral part of the bone.


Vitamin K has two parts; K1 which mainly activates the blood clotting process and K2 which plugs calcium into the bone matrix. Without optimal levels of K2 all of that calcium that we’ve been taking may never have a chance to be plugged into our bones.


Green veggies contain K1, especially:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
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Supplements Specific for Osteoporosis Part 12

When it comes to nutrition for healthy bones of course the most important source of bone healthy nutrients should come from the food we eat. The calcium and other minerals in fresh vegetables contain lots of cofactors that help in the assimilation of these minerals into the bone. And the form of minerals in food is easier to absorb than the form in most supplements.


However, supplements for bone health can be very important too.


Of course we all think of calcium supplementation for osteoporosis but even doctors get stuck there and don’t take into consideration all of … Read the rest

Vitamin D Part 3 Supplements

In Vitamin D Part 2 we found out that vitamin D not only strengthens our bones and teeth, but also can help prevent all sorts of dread diseases (almost any disease that you can think of).

Vitamin D, a multifaceted health benefit to our bodies, becomes especially important this time of year as the days get shorter and the germs start flying around. Less sunlight on our skin means less vitamin D production in the skin. But we need more vitamin D to fight the germs, colds, and flu that becomes so prevalent in the fall and winter.

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Vitamin D Part 2 Health Benefits

So what happens if we get safe sun exposure so our skin can make vitamin D or if we take a vitamin D supplement to raise blood levels? Does vitamin D actually provide a host of health benefits?

Of course, the first disease that we may think of is osteoporosis, a disorder helped by adequate vitamin D and calcium intake. But we can’t be sure a person has optimal vitamin D in their blood without following blood tests. Often vitamin D supplements have to be pushed much higher than commonly recommended to reach the level that will effectively counteract osteoporosis.… Read the rest

What’s the Most Common Vitamin Deficiency?

With all the supplements everyone takes, would you think that most people are still deficient in one crucial amazing vitamin that prevents and helps so many disease processes?

Can you guess the name of this deficient vitamin? Did you know it’s readily available most days but you actually go to great strides to avoid it?

With all of the buzz about it in the news you probably guessed right. Yep, it’s vitamin D.

I first wrote about vitamin D in the fall of 2008 after attending a medical conference sponsored by the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM), an organization … Read the rest

Flu Vaccine 2 Support Your Immune System

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So now you’re thinking about and implementing a healthy life style to support your immune system especially during this cold and flu season of the year. But you want to do even more without endangering your health and your brain from injected foreign substances like the flu vaccine that contains aluminum as an adjuvant as revealed in Dr. Mercola’s article:

And sure enough you can do more.

I recommend the following products. However, the information is for reference only and is not intended to diagnose disease or prescribe treatment.

Always consult with your physician on your health matters.

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