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  • Vitamins that Heal (Elaine)

    1. 1. Vitamins that Heal Natural Immunity for Better Health August 31, 2008
    2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>(Re)Discover vitamins, minerals and amino acids & their functions in the body </li></ul><ul><li>Natural sources of VMAA </li></ul><ul><li>Pathways of absorption, storage & excretion </li></ul><ul><li>Therapeutic and healing properties of VMAA </li></ul><ul><li>Caveats </li></ul>
    3. 3. VITAMINS FOR HEALTHY LIVING
    4. 4. vita (life) + amine <ul><li>Organic food substances found only in living things (plants & animals) </li></ul><ul><li>Essential to the normal functioning of our bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Indispensible for the health and growth of body cells and protection against infective and degenerative diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Regulate metabolism, help convert fat and carbohydrates into energy and assist in forming bone and tissue </li></ul>
    5. 5. Water-Soluble Vitamins <ul><li>Easily absorbed by the body </li></ul><ul><li>Dissolve easy in cooking water and may be destroyed by heating. </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t be stored in the body, and hence, have to be taken daily in foods </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Vit B complex, Vit C </li></ul>
    6. 6. Fat-Soluble Vitamins <ul><li>Absorbed into the body with the use of bile acids which are fluids used to absorb fat. </li></ul><ul><li>The body stores these for use as needed, mostly in the liver. </li></ul><ul><li>Not easily lost by ordinary cooking method </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Vitamin A, D, E & K </li></ul>
    7. 7. Vitamins for healthy living <ul><li>Vit A: Retinol </li></ul><ul><li>Vit B1: Thiamine </li></ul><ul><li>Vit B2: Riboflavin </li></ul><ul><li>Vit B5: Pantothenic Acid </li></ul><ul><li>Vit B6: Pyridoxine </li></ul><ul><li>For better eyesight </li></ul><ul><li>For calm nerves </li></ul><ul><li>The “Beauty” Vitamin </li></ul><ul><li>The Anti-Stress Factor </li></ul><ul><li>The “Versatile” Vit </li></ul>
    8. 8. Vitamins for healthy living <ul><li>Vit B8: Biotin </li></ul><ul><li>Vit B9: Folic Acid </li></ul><ul><li>Vit B12: Cyanocobalamin </li></ul><ul><li>Choline </li></ul><ul><li>Inositol </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens Immunity </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents Anemia </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates growth of Red Blood Cells </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Liver </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents Hair Loss </li></ul>
    9. 9. Vitamins for healthy living <ul><li>Vit C: Ascorbic Acid </li></ul><ul><li>Vit D </li></ul><ul><li>Vit E: Tocopherol </li></ul><ul><li>Vit K </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotic Vitamin </li></ul><ul><li>Sunshine Vitamin </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-aging Factor </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents Hemorrhages </li></ul>
    10. 10. MINERALS OUR BODY NEEDS
    11. 11. Minerals <ul><li>Elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made by living organisms. </li></ul><ul><li>Help maintains volume of water necessary for life processes in the body </li></ul><ul><li>Major minerals vs Minor minerals </li></ul>
    12. 12. Minerals <ul><li>Help draw chemical substances into and out of the cells and keep blood and tissue fluids from becoming too acidic or alkaline </li></ul><ul><li>Act as catalysts for many biological reactions within the body including muscle response, utilization of nutrients in food, transmission of messages through the nervous system </li></ul>
    13. 13. Minerals our body needs <ul><li>Boron: prevents tumors and cysts </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium: strong bones </li></ul><ul><li>Chromium: promotes glucose tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Copper: converts Iron into hemoglobin </li></ul><ul><li>Fluorine: for healthy teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Iodine: prevents goiter </li></ul>
    14. 14. Minerals our body needs <ul><li>Iron: purifies the blood </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium: The Alcoholic’s Balm </li></ul><ul><li>Manganese: For the growing years </li></ul><ul><li>Molybdenum: general well being </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus: the body energizer </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium: prevents acidosis </li></ul>
    15. 15. Minerals our body needs <ul><li>Selenium: Special friend to women </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon: Beauty Mineral </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium: Indispensible for life </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur: glowing hair and skin </li></ul><ul><li>Vanadium: good for the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Zinc: hastens healing </li></ul>
    16. 16. AMAZING POWER OF AMINO ACIDS
    17. 17. Amino Acids <ul><li>Chemical units or “building blocks” of the body that make up protein. All protein taken in the body must first be broken down to amino acids before it can be absorbed. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants synthesizes amino acids but animals cannot. Thus the primary source of all protein, including meat and fish, is the vegetable kingdom. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Amino Acids <ul><li>Protein substances make up the muscles, tendons, organs, glands, nails and hair. </li></ul><ul><li>Growth, repair and maintenance of all cells are dependent upon them. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Essential Amino Acids <ul><li>Are indispensable. They cannot be synthesized in the body in the adequate amounts to meet the requirements for protein synthesis even when the total dietary intake of protein is adequate. </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate amount leads to negative nitrogen balance in the body </li></ul>
    20. 20. Non Essential Amino Acids <ul><li>Are dispensable. They can be omitted from the diet so long as it contains adequate amounts of total protein. The body can manufacture them in adequate amounts to meet the needs for protein synthesis. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Amazing Powers of Amino Acids <ul><li>Arginine: increases male sexual vitality </li></ul><ul><li>Histidine: for tissue growth and repair </li></ul><ul><li>Isoleucine : stimulates essential hormones </li></ul><ul><li>Leucine : boosts energy levels </li></ul><ul><li>Lysine : anti-virus factor </li></ul>
    22. 22. Amazing Powers of Amino Acids <ul><li>Methionine : protects the liver </li></ul><ul><li>Phenylalanine : therapy for mental illness </li></ul><ul><li>Tryptophan : sleep inducing </li></ul><ul><li>Valine : prevents nervous disorders </li></ul>
    23. 23. Sources of Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids
    24. 24. Sources of Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids
    25. 25. Pathways of Absorption, Storage & Excretion
    26. 26. Therapeutic & healing properties <ul><li>Example: Vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>RDA: Men / Women / Children 40 mg </li></ul><ul><li>Infants 25 mg Lactating women 80 mg </li></ul><ul><li>High dosage: 100 – 10,000 mg / day for acute poisoning and infection </li></ul><ul><li>4,000 – 6,000 mg / day for inhibits cancer growth </li></ul>
    27. 27. Therapeutic & healing properties <ul><li>Vitamin C for: </li></ul><ul><li>Premature aging, anemia, anorexia, high blood </li></ul><ul><li>pressure, common cold, infections, kidney </li></ul><ul><li>disorders, nose bleeding, rickets, scurvy & </li></ul><ul><li>STRESS </li></ul>
    28. 28. Caveats! <ul><li>Deficiency – causes conditions & illnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicity – occurs through excessive intake </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction / problems with absorption </li></ul><ul><li>Contra-indication between nutrients & food </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-relationship between the nutrients </li></ul>

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