Month: August 2009

Vitamin B12Vitamin B12

According to many sources, doctor prescribed medications can have adverse affects on the human body. For example, some of the medications that deplete vitamin b12 over time include, “Anti-inflammatory medications – inhalant, systemic, and topical corticosteroids; Antibiotic medications – aminoglycosides; Antibiotic medications – sulfa drugs; Antibiotic medications – macrolides; Antibiotic medications – penicillin derivatives,” [1] and a whole host of others, too large to mention in this article.

The medications listed above are not only depleting the all important vitamin b12, but other vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamins B9 and B6, and important minerals such as calcium, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), magnesium, melatonin, potassium, protein and amino acid, selenium, and zinc, to mention a few. Additional information is available on the University of Maryland Medical Center web site (

Here is a quote from the UMM web site about vitamin B12 deficiency:

“Obvious symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are rare because it takes years to develop complications associated with long-term depletion of this nutrient. Irritability, weakness, numbness, anemia, loss of appetite, headache, personality changes, and confusion are some of the signs and symptoms associated with vitamin B12 depletion. Low levels of this vitamin may also be associated with an increased risk of colon cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, and birth defects.” [1]

I know it says that obvious symptoms of vitamin B12 are rare, however, if you’re taking a combination of the doctor prescribed medications listed above, there’s a chance that the depletion process could become more aggressive over time. Since many adults are taking, or will be in the future, multiple medications, understanding the side effects should become more of a priority.

According to some medical researchers, by the age of 65, an average person is on about 6 different medications. These same researchers say that each one of “these medications are designed to improve a specific body function. All of these body functions require specific nutrients as fuel.”

So you are not alone when it comes to taking multiple meds. That’s the reason so many health conscious individuals suggest taking precautionary measures, which may include taking a daily supplement of vitamin B12. Taking a vitamin B12 supplement is one of the easiest ways to get your recommended daily dose.

Let me make it perfectly clear, I’m not a doctor or healthcare professional. So before taking any dietary supplement, you should talk to a health care professional or doctor. The information in this article is just to inform people of the health risks related to doctor prescribed medications, and vitamin B12 deficiency. Although my information comes from reliable sources, it’s up to the you to verify it.

If you’re taking multiple medications, find out what effect these man-made drugs are having on your body. There may be alternatives to these prescribed drugs. Doctors may be treating your symptoms, but do they really care about the long term side effects?

In my opinion, taking a b12 supplement on a daily basis is a must. To learn more about the sublingual vitamin b12, contact me.

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Results of Omega-3 StudyResults of Omega-3 Study

Information from a new research study, which was published in the European Heart Journal, reveals that eating oily fish, such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel and trout at least once per week can contribute to a reduction in the risk of heart failure in men.

The study was conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). In the study, they analyzed 39,367 Swedish men between the ages of 45 and 79 from 1998 to 2004. “The researchers recorded details of the men’s diet and tracked the men’s outcome through Swedish inpatient hospital registers and cause-of-death registers. During this period, 597 men in the study (with no previous history of heart disease or diabetes) developed heart failure. Thirty-four men died.” [1]

The study produced solid evidence that the men who ate fatty fish once a week had a 12 percent lower risk of developing heart failure.

“Analysis of their numbers showed that the men who ate fatty fish (herring, mackerel, salmon, whitefish and char) once a week were 12 percent less likely to develop heart failure, compared with men who ate no fatty fish. Although this association did not reach statistical significance, notes Levitan, the researchers also found a statistically significant association with the intake of marine omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in cod liver and other fish oils: The men who consumed approximately 0.36 grams a day were 33 percent less likely to develop heart failure than the men who consumed little or no marine omega-3 fatty acids.” [1]

“Our study reinforces the current recommendations for moderate consumption of fatty fish,&quot notes first author Emily Levitan, PhD, a research fellow in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Center at BIDMC. “Current guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend eating fatty fish twice a week.”

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. For this reason, omega-3 fatty acids must be obtained from food, and or supplements. However, there has been some concerns regarding mercury contamination of omega-3 fatty acids supplements. If mercury is a concern, I suggest taking certified mercury-free omega-3 supplements.

Omega-3 supplements meet the American Heart Association guidelines. One daily dose of a good omega-3 supplement provides the amount of essential fatty acids recommended by the AHA for healthy individuals, as well as for those who have heart disease or the risk of it.

Further research suggests that essential fatty acids (EFAs) support our wellness in so many ways, starting with helping to reduce runaway inflammation. Many of us don’t realize this, but runaway inflammation can lead to various serious health problems in the body, not only with the heart, but also with the arteries, lungs, and joints.

Many of us are not a fish eaters; if that’s you, Omega Prime can be a great addition to your diet. And since omega-3 fatty acids are recommended by doctors and health professionals, it’s important to get your recommended daily requirement.

You can find additional information on Omega-3 fatty Acids and many other nutritional products by visiting My TriVita Business Site . TriVita® ensures that you get the safest, freshest, and most effective products available on the market today. Each product is made under the strictest quality controls in the nutritional supplement industry.

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Weight LossWeight Loss

What does healthy living mean to you? Does it mean giving up your favorite foods? Does it mean eating vegetables for breakfast and fruits for lunch? Does it mean exercising three times a day? Healthy living isn’t about starving yourself or testing your limits. It’s all about achieving balance between the physical, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual elements in your life.

A weight loss system can help to do just that, live a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss, in many cases, may be the first step to living a healthier lifestyle. If that’s the case, finding the right weight loss system may be right for you. If maintaining a healthy weight is more fitting for you, a weight loss system, may be right for you. Before I get into the benefits of any weight loss system, let’s first take a look at weight loss and what it means.

No matter what side of the fence you’re on, weight loss or weight management are the two biggest issues facing most people when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Getting to a healthy weight and/or maintaining your current weight does not have to be difficult. It does, however, include change, change in your eating habits, exercise routine, emotional outlook, and your spiritual mind set.

A Lifestyle of Change

I’ve read somewhere that if you’re going to call this a “diet,” then you’re going to gain all the weight back in a very short period of time. It’s also been said, and I believe it, “diets do not work.” Diets are only a temporary fix, short term weight loss. However, when you change your dietary lifestyle, you change your habits. This lifestyle change will put you on the right track for long-term continued success and weight maintenance.

If you want to fail, tell someone that you’re on a diet. Most of your family and friends will tell you that diets do not work, and they are correct (just see the preceding paragraph). I know a lot of people that loose a lot of weight in the short term just to return to an even higher weight once the diet is over. It may work out well for a while, but will ultimately fail because their lifestyle didn’t change. And this change, if it’s going to work, has to be permanent.

Weight Loss is a Mind Game

Having the right frame of mind will help you stick to and achieve your goals. You have to have a positive mind set. You have to believe that this is what you want, to live a healthier lifestyle. Nobody can help you with this; it’s an inside game. And that’s where being connected to a source greater than self will drive you through the tough times.

God is the only living being that can help you through the tough times. He is the one that created you and he knows what’s best for you. Give your undivided attention to Him, and He will give you direction, strength, and will power. Everything we have comes from God. So start today and build a relationship with your creator.

Building a relationship with God is no different than building a relationship with those around you. You do it through sharing and listening, and you can do it by offering a daily simple prayer. By doing so, you will enjoy a sense of well-being you will not experience in any other way.

Take at least 15 minutes each day to spend in prayer, meditation, and inspirational reading. Make this a time to concentrate on the areas in your life where you most need Divine help. Seek out Divine comfort and direction every day. Once this is done, you can be assured that you’re on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.

A Weight Loss System

Many weight loss systems have shakes, which can provide a healthier alternative for a quick and convenient meal. Many have well-balanced nutritional profiles and contains elements that are essential to a healthy meal: protein, healthy carbs, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Besides helping to satisfy your hunger, shakes can provide the added health benefits of soy, omega fatty acids, and whole food concentrates.

Many shakes contain healthy fats and carbohydrates. many of us know that a well-balanced nutritious meal consists of appropriate fats, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, water, enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and many other ingredients that nourish your body. Many shakes are designed as balanced nutrition.

Unlike your typical diet drink powdered formulas, most shakes contain the Omega-3 fats, soluble fiber, and volume of nutrients necessary to satisfy hunger for hours. Nutritional Shakes usually are available in delicious flavors, like chocolate, vanilla, and some form of berry.

Shakes are not a replacement for eating more nutritiously and/or physical activity. However, they are a great way to supplement your new healthy way of life.

To learn more about weight loss systems, please contact me.

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The above information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.