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Since I take my Vitamin D everyday, I hope I don’t outlive my 401K.
Low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of death from all causes by 26 per cent, suggests a study with 13,000 initially healthy men and women. In adults, vitamin D deficiency may precipitate or exacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, fractures, common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

The Institute for Progressive Medicine carries Vitamin D in 1000 and 5000IU strengths. (Source: Arch Internal Med. 2008 Aug 11;168(15):1629-37.)

Spicing up your diet may also add years to your life and life to your years.
Herbs and spices are rich in antioxidants, and a new University of Georgia study suggests they are also potent inhibitors of tissue damage and inflammation caused by high levels of blood sugar. In addition to finding high levels of antioxidant-rich compounds known as phenols, they revealed a direct correlation between phenol content and the ability of the extracts to block the formation of compounds that contribute to damage caused by diabetes and aging.

A process known as protein glycation occurs in which the sugar bonds with proteins to eventually form what are known as advanced glycation end products, also known as AGE compounds. The acronym is fitting because these compounds activate the immune system, resulting in the inflammation and tissue damage associated with aging and diabetes. (Source: J. Med Food. 2008 Jun;11(2):275-81.)

For better or for worse, parents can strongly influence their children’s diets.

It appears that as parents, we have a greater influence on our children’s eating habits than we might believe. When parents eat more fruits and vegetables so do their children. On the other hand the same occurs when the parents are reaching for sugary and salty snacks.

“Overweight children have already been exposed to salty, sweet foods and learned to like them,” says Debra Haire-Joshu, Ph.D., a professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and who also holds an appointment at the School of Medicine as a professor. “To keep a child from becoming overweight, parents need to expose them early to a variety of healthy foods and offer the foods many times.”

Haire-Joshu says many children today are taught patterns that lead to obesity. “We want families to provide their child with an environment in which they not only learn how to eat healthy but have the opportunity to practice what they learn,” she says. (Source: Prev Med. 2008 Jul;47(1):77-82.)

This may help those going through a difficult time:
According to a recent study, high protein meals with ginger reduced the delayed nausea of chemotherapy and reduced use of antiemetic medications. Protein with ginger holds the potential of representing a novel, nutritionally based treatment for the delayed nausea of chemotherapy according to the authors of a recent study.

The Institute for Progressive Medicine’s Suprameal, Suprameal Lite and New Zealand Whey Protein contain the cleanest, freshest ingredients and provide an excellent, high quality source of protein in a balanced diet.
(Source: J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jun;14(5):545-51.)

…and it’ll also help with those stubborn cases of H. Pylori.
Extracts of ginger demonstrated inhibitory properties against H. pylori growth. (Source: J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Sep 5;55(18):7377-86.)

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