New Anti-Aging Combination


New Anti-Aging Combination

Research shows that we all lack the vitamin K2 needed for anti-aging, bone and joint health, heart health, and disease prevention. Just as vitamin K prevents age-related tissue destruction, vitamin D has just as many benefits when blood levels are sufficient. When you combine vitamin K2 with vitamin D, you have a winning combination.

Watch this week’s video for a thorough discussion on the roles of vitamin D & K, the importance of maintaining healthy levels, and how it may be achieved with Biotics new Bio-DK-Mulsion & Caps.

Click here for today’s videoVitamin D and K New Product

Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

www.GoToGodo.com

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Stop Joint Pain – For Good


Knees, wrists, ankles, fingers, shoulders, neck, hips…

Almost all people over the age of 40 have some pathological changes in their weight-bearing joints, and osteoarthritis becomes universal by age 70. This is a HUGE problem.

If you (or someone you know) are experiencing any joint problems, watch today’s short video on a nutrient that can stop joint pain and rebuild those knees, ankles, hands and shoulders.

Click here for today’s videoStop Joint Pain For Good

Dr. Jason Godo DC

www.GoToGodo.com

To get suggested supplements go to:http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo   Discount code: DFILC501

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?


“If you have concerns about cardiovascular health, osteoporosis, muscle cramps or low energy levels, you may not be getting enough magnesium.”

The health benefits of magnesium which is vital for healthy bones, blood sugar regulation and good circulation are well known, but new Dr. Godo Magnesiumresearch published recently shows that magnesium is more important than we thought. Dr. Dennis Goodman, one of the top heart specialists in the United States prescribes magnesium instead of statin drugs (cholesterol lowering drugs) and says “Magnesium is one of the most overlooked, underused answers to heart disease. Simply put, magnesium is one of the most essential nutrients for promoting and maintaining proper heart function.”

New research also suggests that magnesium helps restore aging brains to a younger state and is useful to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

So why is magnesium so important? Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. And many of them are tied to energy production. Deficiencies in magnesium ultimately yield lower energy states, which means cells can’t maintain balance, which means they are more susceptible to environmental toxins and infections, which causes free radicals to increase.

The typical American diet creates a relative acidic chemistry. Excess acids can also cause free radicals. Magnesium helps buffer excess acid because it is a key alkalizing mineral. If we are deficient in magnesium, this lowered energy state is what causes the nervous system to be compromised which means muscles can’t fire properly and spasm can occur anywhere but especially in the heart and vascular tissue.

Magnesium acts as an antioxidant and protects DNA and intracellular proteins. Over 95% of the magnesium is in the cell so lowered magnesium levels translate into increased levels of inflammation.

Any of the following three factors can cause you to be low in magnesium. First factor is reduced dietary levels. Although we can get magnesium naturally from leafy green vegetables, artichokes, bananas, certain nuts and grains, most people still aren’t getting enough magnesium through foods.

One study by the National Institute of Health showed 68% of the American population was depleted in magnesium while other experts put the number closer to 80%. Anyone in that 80% is at a cellular disadvantage.

The next factor is your ratio of magnesium to calcium. If a certain mineral is increased in your body another mineral will be decreased or displaced. For example, if you increase zinc, you reduce copper. In the same way, if we INCREASE calcium, we REDUCE magnesium.

The National Institute of Health now recommends that the optimum calcium intake be further increased to 1500 mg/day to prevent osteoporosis. This recommendation disregards the already substandard magnesium intake by most people which is less than 300 mg/day. That would bring the calcium to magnesium ratio to 5/1 which is above the 4/1 ratio of Finland. Finland has the highest ischemic heart disease death rate for young to middle-aged men.

In terms of osteoporosis, bone loss is accelerated when there is a magnesium deficiency. Most people think of taking calcium for bone health. But since calcium displaces magnesium, if magnesium deficient people take more calcium, it can further exacerbate bone loss.

The third factor is the amount of stress that we experience. Dr. Mildred Seelig formerly one of the world’s authorities on magnesium stated that “stress, both physical and emotional, evokes the release of stress hormones. Stress hormones in excess cause magnesium loss and inactivation, and can be implicated in cardiovascular disorders.”

If you are deficient in magnesium, then how much magnesium do you need? Dr. Seelig suggested a sliding scale based on sex, weight and stress. Dr. Godo can determine a proper dosage, but for “new tissue formation and repair” which includes most people, higher doses can be recommended. With my patients I suggest Mg-Zyme by Biotics Research. Mg-Zyme provides 100 mg of elemental magnesium in the aspartate, gluconate and glycinate forms.

Dr. Godo MagnesiumTrue prevention for any disease is really about making our cells as healthy as possible which allows every cell to utilize its own defense mechanisms. We need a balance of all the nutrients for energy production, and that includes making sure we get enough magnesium.

If you have concerns about cardiovascular health, osteoporosis, muscle cramps or just need more energy, ask Dr. Godo about the benefits of magnesium. Dr. Godo can put together a plan that will help get your body in balance.

You may be taking vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids as you should, even making better lifestyle choices. But it never hurts to make sure you are getting enough magnesium to energize your cells for optimal heart function, bone health and boosting antioxidants to combat free radicals.

Hopefully you are asking yourself “Am I getting enough magnesium?”

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/drgodo Discount code: DFILC501

See The Difference Vitamin D Makes


An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain & many other chronic health challenges.

Do you take vitamin D? An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain and many other chronic health challenges.

Here are just a few recent medical studies using different amounts of vitamin D.Image

  • People with lupus taking vitamin D had a significant reduction of flare-ups and the need for antibiotics compared to a matched group that took a placebo.
  • People with respiratory illness when treated with vitamin D had fewer respiratory illnesses and had less infections and less visits to the hospital.
  • Older Americans with cognitive issues were found to be low in vitamin D. However, those with sufficient levels of vitamin D tended to be more mentally alert.
  • Patients with sickle-cell disease were administered vitamin D or placebo. Those who received vitamin D experienced less pain.
  • Researchers in Italy gave a onetime high dose of vitamin D for patients in  musculoskeletal pain while on bisphosphonates. In 7 days the pain scores were  reduced.
  • Patients with atopic dermatitis, taking vitamin D daily, showed improvement over those taking a placebo.
  • Researchers in Brazil found that vitamin D increased the healing of chronic leg ulcers over placebo.
  • Patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries were given progesterone every 12 hours for 5 days and vitamin D once a day, for 5 days. The combination of vitamin D and progesterone improved consciousness and decreased mortality over placebos.

Truthfully, vitamin D is more of a steroid than a vitamin. It is essential for DNA repair. One of the major ways vitamin D works is by turning genes on and off. At least 1,000 genes and up to 2,000 genes are waiting for activation. No vitamin D, no activation.

So how much vitamin D do we need? Dr. William Grant shows evidence that sustaining a minimum vitamin D blood level of 30 ng/ml is protective against breast cancer, cognitive decline, colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, all cause mortality, osteoarthritis of the hip, physical performance, pregnancy complications and respiratory infections. Numerous authors suggest optimal values of 50-70 ng/ml. Opinions vary on optimal levels yet overwhelmingly everyone agrees that “low levels of vitamin D are associated with exacerbations of almost every disease.”

How widespread is vitamin D deficiency? Life Extension has collected vitamin D blood data on 39,500 people from January 2010 to September 2012. What’s interesting is that the people tested were already taking vitamins on a regular basis. Yet 63.8% of the people tested below 50 ng /ml. In these cases, people are either “not” taking enough vitamin D or they are taking a form of vitamin D that is not being absorbed.

The fact is, we make anywhere from 10,000-20,000 units of vitamin D in 20 minutes in full body sun. But we don’t get 20 minutes of full body sun due to sun screens and northern latitudes. Numerous clinicians report even patients in southern latitudes like Hawaii and southern Florida are deficient. Even countries in the Middle East show severe deficiencies.

Clinically, 2,000 IU is extremely safe and optimal values of 4,000-5,000 are suggested. Biotics Research Corporation makes two vitamin D supplements: Bio-D Mulsion, which contains 400 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop; and Bio-D Mulsion Forte, which contains 2,000 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop. Emulsified vitamin D (as D3) by Biotics Research Corporation consistently raises blood levels and is the most cost effective vitamin D on the market.

ImageSo why does the emulsified form work so much better? The emulsified form can be safely and naturally absorbed into the body’s tissues. If you haven’t been using an effective form or if you haven’t supplemented vitamin D, you’re at risk for having a vitamin D deficiency.

The research is clear; your body needs vitamin D to repair genes, reduce inflammation and maintain healthy intestinal barrier function. True wellness means optimizing the factors that repair the body. Dr. Godo knows how to supplement and if necessary test for optimal vitamin D levels. Use the supplements your clinician recommends and never waste money on ineffective forms of vitamin D.

It’s no exaggeration, something as simple as vitamin D really does make a difference. Now that you know the facts, talk to Dr. Godo or your clinician.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/drgodo (Purchase your vitamin D from Biotics)

 

Low In Energy? You May Be Low In Magnesium


“Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, and many are tied to energy production.”

Magnesium is known for relieving muscle cramps; and because the heart is a muscle, magnesium is also effective for cardiovascular health. What about magnesium and osteoporosis? Most people think of calcium for osteoporosis forgetting the importance of magnesium in balancing calcium. Did you know that magnesium can also have powerful antioxidant qualities? Take a minute with me to learn a little about magnesium.

Magnesium is a critical cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Many of them are tied to energy production. Deficiencies in magnesium ultimately yield lower energy states, which means cells can’t maintain balance, which means they are more susceptible to environmental toxins and infections, which causes free radicals to increase.

The typical American diet creates a relative acidic chemistry. Excess acids can also cause free radicals. Magnesium helps buffer excess acid because it is a key alkalizing mineral. If we are deficient in magnesium, this lowered energy state is what causes the nervous system to be compromised which means muscles can’t fire properly and spasms can occur anywhere but especially in the heart and vascular tissue.

Magnesium acts as an antioxidant and protects DNA and intracellular proteins. Over 95% of magnesium is in the cell, so lowered magnesium levels translate into increased levels of inflammation in the cell.

Three major factors push magnesium levels toward deficiency. First: reduced dietary levels. Although we can get magnesium naturally from grains, artichokes, bananas, certain nuts and many different vegetables, we still aren’t getting enough magnesium in the foods we eat. One study by the National Institute of Health shows 68% of Americans are depleted in magnesium, while other experts put the number closer to 80%. Those who are in that 80% are at a cellular disadvantage.

Then comes the next factor: the ratio of calcium to magnesium. One way to reduce a mineral is to increase another mineral that competes with it. For example, if we want to reduce copper, we give zinc. The National Institute of Health now recommends that the optimum calcium intake be raised to 1500 mg/day to prevent osteoporosis. This recommendation disregards the already substandard American magnesium intake, which is less than 300 mg/day. That would bring our Ca/Mg ratio to 5/1 which is higher than Finland’s 4/1 ratio.

Finland has the highest heart disease death rate for young to middle-aged men. On one hand, people take higher amounts of calcium for osteoporosis but they may be setting themselves up for heart disease. Speaking of osteoporosis, bone loss is accelerated in the face of magnesium deficiency. So, excess calcium in magnesium deficient people will further exacerbate the deficiency.

The third factor is the amount of stress that we experience. Dr. Mildred Seelig, formerly one of the world’s authorities on magnesium, stated that stress, both physical and emotional, evokes release of stress hormones. “Stress hormones in excess cause magnesium loss and inactivation and can be implicated in cardiovascular disorders.” Can you see how stress further depletes magnesium?

So how much magnesium do we need? Dr. Seelig suggests a sliding scale based on sex, weight and stress. For “new tissue formation and repair” which includes most people, higher doses may be recommended. With my patients, I suggest Mg-Zyme by Biotics Research. Mg-Zyme provides 100 mg of elemental magnesium in the aspartate, gluconate and glycinate forms.

True prevention is really about making our cells as healthy as possible which allows every cell to utilize its own defense mechanisms. We need a balance of ALL nutrients for energy production and that includes making sure we get enough magnesium.

If you have concerns about muscle cramps, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health or you just need more energy, ask Dr. Godo about the benefits of magnesium. Dr. Godo can help you find the right dosage and put together a plan that will get your body in balance. You may be TRYING to eat healthier; taking vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids as you should; even making better lifestyle choices; but it never hurts to make sure you are getting enough magnesium to energize your cells for optimal muscle function, heart function, bone health and boosting antioxidants to combat free radicals.

Hopefully you are asking yourself. “Am I getting enough magnesium?” Talk to your Dr. Godo and find out.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com