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Most people take nutritional supplements, but have no idea why. Teach them the basics of nutrition and what the need to be taking to stay healthy.

Most people take nutritional supplements, but have no idea why. Teach them the basics of nutrition and what the need to be taking to stay healthy.

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  • 1. NUTRITION Dr. Michael Vanella
  • 2. The Foods We Eat
    • Studies have shown, for example, that
    • the nutrient composition of fruits and
    • vegetables are not what they used to
    • be, and the pressures of modern life
    • mean that wholesome, home-cooked
    • meals can get muscled out of the way
    • by less nutritious foods that we grab on
    • the run.
  • 3. So What Does That Mean?
    • This has left many Americans
    • consuming more calories than they
    • need without meeting the
    • recommended intake for a number
    • of vital nutrients. The solution is to
    • try to eat fresh, locally grown food
    • as much as possible, and to cut
    • down on junky, nutrient-poor food.
    • For many, supplements can help
    • bridge the gap between the ideal
    • diet and what is actually achievable
    • in everyday life.
  • 4. Here, let’s take a look at the top five basic supplements that could be worth taking to help you and your family achieve optimal health.
    • Based on surveys of what we are eating, the
    • currently low levels of vitamins C and E may be a
    • concern for adults, while children may not be
    • getting enough vitamin E. A good quality
    • multivitamin supplement should have at least
    • 100% of the daily value for vitamins A (as
    • betacarotene), C, D, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin,
    • B6, B12, and folic acid. This could be a good
    • insurance policy for adults and children alike.
    • Sweet potatoes, carrots, mangos, and
    • apricots are great sources of vitamin A;
    • citrus fruits provide vitamin C; and nuts,
    • seeds, and whole grain foods supply
    • vitamin E. However, even if you eat
    • more of these foods, it is still fine to top
    • your diet off with a multivitamin.
    • People over age 50 are especially advised
    • to check that their supplement contains
    • vitamin B12 which is crucial for a healthy
    • nervous system.
  • 9. CALCIUM
  • 10. CALCIUM
    • The latest dietary report on American
    • eating habits also voices concern over the
    • amount of bone-building calcium we are
    • eating each day. It is crucial to get at
    • least the adequate intake of 1,000
    • milligrams daily because it strengthens
    • bones and appears to play a role in
    • lowering blood pressure and preventing
    • colon cancer.
  • 11. CALCIUM
    • Common forms of supplements are calcium
    • carbonate, calcium citrate, and calcium
    • gluconate. Calcium carbonate provides
    • around 40% calcium, while calcium
    • gluconate, has only 9%. Essentially, the
    • lower the calcium content, the more pills you
    • have to take.
  • 12. CALCIUM
    • People over age 65
    • often lack sufficient
    • stomach acid to absorb
    • calcium carbonate and
    • should look instead for
    • a calcium citrate
    • version.
  • 13. CALCIUM
    • Remember that without vitamin D,
    • our bodies cannot absorb calcium,
    • so it is wise to look for a supplement
    • that contains both calcium and
    • vitamin D. Anyone who does not
    • get enough exposure to sunlight
    • should be sure that his or her
    • supplement contains vitamin D.
  • 14. CALCIUM
    • To maximize absorption, split doses and
    • take no more than 600 mg at one time with
    • meals.
  • 15. B COMPLEX
  • 16. B COMPLEX
    • If you know your general diet is
    • good but you are lacking energy,
    • are under stress, or feel like you
    • are living on your nerves, then a
    • supplement containing a
    • preparation of all the B vitamins
    • can be useful. B vitamins are a
    • diverse group with lots of roles in
    • the body, and because the body
    • doesn’t store them very well, they
    • must be taken daily.
  • 17. B COMPLEX
    • Thiamin may help slow Alzheimer’s disease
    • Folic acid can help fight heart disease and depression
    • Riboflavin may protect against bowel cancer
    • Niacin seems to help lower cholesterol
    • Vitamin B6 may help with symptoms of PMS
    • Pantothenic acid and biotin can help promote good skin
    • B12 like all B vitamins is a necessary cofactor in the body’s production of energy
  • 18. B COMPLEX
    • When looking for an effective and safe does
    • in a B complex supplement, choose ones
    • that have:
    • 50 mcg (micrograms) of B12 and biotin
    • 400 mcg of folic acid
    • 50 mg of all the other B vitamins
    • Essentially they are team players and in these
    • kinds of proportions you will get the best out of
    • each.
  • 19. OMEGA 3
  • 20. OMEGA 3
    • Omega 3 fatty acids play a wide role in a
    • range of key body processes:
    • Regulating blood pressure and blood
    • clotting
    • Boosting immunity
    • Fighting against inflammation associated with psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis
    • They play a vital role in the development of baby’s:
    • Eyes
    • Brain
    • before birth and during childhood.
  • 21. OMEGA 3
    • Present in oily fish like salmon and
    • sardines as well as walnuts, flaxseeds,
    • and dark green vegetables, it is often
    • hard to get all the omega 3 fatty acids
    • you need on a regular basis through
    • diet alone. Two types of omega 3
    • supplements, EPA (eicosapentaenoic
    • acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic),
    • comes from fish oil supplements, while
    • flaxseed contain ALA (alphalinolenic
    • acid).
  • 22. OMEGA 3
    • It is best to take omega 3 supplements with
    • meals, and to not buy them in bulk, since
    • they can go rancid.
    • Storing these supplements in the refrigerator will help preserve their shelf life.
  • 23. OMEGA 3
    • Do not exceed 2 g of omega 3 daily and, as
    • with any supplement, check with your doctor
    • if you are taking medications, have diabetes,
    • or are having an operation. Pregnant
    • women should avoid cod liver oils rich in
    • vitamin A.
  • 24. ESTER C
  • 25. ESTER C
    • Essential for great skin, vitamin
    • C is also an antioxidant that
    • helps zap free radicals,
    • potentially dangerous
    • substances that may trigger
    • cancer as well as do damage to
    • artery walls and brain cells.
    • Known officially as ascorbic
    • acid, vitamin C is normally
    • available in supplements as L-
    • ascorbic acid. Ester C also
    • contains either calcium
    • ascorbate or L-threonic acid.
  • 26. ESTER C
    • Ester C made with L-threonic acid has been
    • shown to be better absorbed and retained than
    • standard vitamin C in animals and in laboratory
    • research on cell cultures. Ester C also enhances
    • the production of collagen compared to ascorbic
    • acid alone, which means it may be the most
    • effective form for both improving wound healing
    • and keeping your bones strong.
  • 27. ESTER C
    • Although we only need
    • around 75 mg of vitamin
    • C to avoid the deficiency
    • disease scurvy, it is
    • possible that intakes of
    • 500 mg a day of Ester C
    • may boost immunity, help
    • reduce the number of days
    • you have a common cold,
    • and reduce the severity of
    • cold symptoms.
  • 28. ESTER C
    • Intakes over 1000 mg of vitamin C at one
    • time may cause diarrhea. Limit C intake to
    • 500 mg daily if you suffer with kidney
    • disorders and tell your doctor you are taking
    • vitamin C when you go for medical test for
    • diabetes, colon cancer, and hemoglobin
    • levels.
    • Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet and perhaps the addition of vitamins.
    • Perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
    • Offer advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and back.
  • 30. THANK YOU