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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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)

 

What to do for Cold and Flu


Flu Shot Alternatives

I am talking about the process of strengthening your immune system ahead of time, before you get exposed to bugs.

The “information age” has produced plenty of information. When cold and flu season arrives, so does the information; and it ranges from radio and TV ads, online blogs and social networks to family conversations and even hearsay. But regardless where the information comes from, most likely you will hear the perennial warning “its flu season, you need a flu shot.” Let’s face it, vaccinations are big business. Companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars developing vaccines and bringing them to market. They also devote a large chunk of their budget to sell them, and the flu shot commercials are appealing.

On the other hand, you’ve heard others questioning whether the flu shot is safe. What do you do?  Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but as for me, I take a “wellness approach” to cold and flu season. The good news is there are “flu shot alternatives” available. Of course I am talking about the process of strengthening your immune system ahead of time, before you get exposed to bugs. I am reminded of a story Dr. John Cannell told at the IAACN conference a few years ago. Dr. Cannell is a physician at a psychiatric unit in California. Knowing the research on vitamin D and how it facilitates a healthy immune system, he placed a group of his patients on optimal levels of vitamin D. That year the flu was unusually virulent and just about everyone in the hospital got sick, nurses, support staff and patients in other areas of the hospital. Everyone that is, except his group of vitamin D sufficient patients. His patients were not affected by the flu except for minor sniffles. It was an amazing demonstration of prevention.

However, he is quick to add that vitamin D is not the cure for the flu. Dr. Cannell recommends everyone get tested for vitamin D and maintain sufficient levels to foster healthy genetic expression. Of the 20,000 genes identified, researchers say we need vitamin D for approximately 3,000 of them to function efficiently. But vitamin D isn’t the only nutrient star. The white blood cells need folic acid, B12, and zinc, to name a few, to do battle effectively. The zinc “taste test” to assess for zinc is a test that can be done for pennies. Zinc is needed for well over 100 enzymes reactions. We need zinc to make hydrochloric acid and important enzymes. Having these enzymatic reactions working properly can have far reaching effects ranging from pain reduction to reducing depression. A study published in an online medical journal indicated that high doses of zinc would help to control the release of histamine from basophile and mast cells (white blood cells that help fight invaders in the body). So zinc may be a key factor if you are allergy sensitive. If you attain sufficient zinc levels in the fall, it could make the difference in how you feel when spring allergy season comes around. So testing for zinc goes far beyond preventing or reducing flu symptoms.

In addition to vitamin D and zinc, I also recommend an immune replenishing multiple like Bio-Immunozyme Forte. You can replace your multiple vitamin altogether or just add Bio-Immunozyme Forte to support the trace nutrients that the body needs to keep the immune system in balance. We don’t want to over stimulate the immune system. Bio-Immunozyme Forte contains many of the nutrients necessary to protect against the “cytokine storm” effect which caused such devastation during pandemic flues like the one in 1910.

As you can see, a Wellness approach strengthens your body’s natural defense system-no drugs, no side effects. By nourishing our core wellsprings of health, we promote natural immunity. Ask Dr. Godo about “flu shot alternatives” and a wellness approach to preventing colds and flues. In addition to these recommendations, Dr. Godo may suggest spinal adjustments, reducing sugar intake, stress management, vitamin C or probiotics. With a Wellness approach, not only are you building your immune system and promoting healthy levels of zinc and vitamin D, ultimately you are building cellular reserves. Cellular reserves are the nutrient levels that help rebuild and repair your body. So you can enjoy the benefits even beyond cold and flu season.

www.GoToGodo.com

Are Your Vitamin D Levels Too Low?


“He blew me away when he mentioned that in his practice only 1% of the 2,700 new patients he tested had sufficient levels of vitamin D.”

The latest research tells us, for the most part, we’re just “not getting enough vitamin D.” I was listening to Dr. Mitchell Glen who holds advanced degrees in Osteopathy as well as a PhD in anti-aging medicine. He blew me away when he mentioned that in his practice only 1% of the 2,700 new patients he tested had sufficient levels of vitamin D. The majority of them are from the “sunshine” state, Florida. So we’re not getting enough vitamin D from the sun.

Also a colleague of mine, Julie Burns, works with professional athletes. She tested “trained and fit” professional hockey players from the Chicago Blackhawks. Their vitamin D levels were woefully deficient. She supplemented to help them reach optimal levels. I’m not saying it was the reason they won the Stanley Cup, but optimal levels of vitamin D can help increase performance and reduce injuries.

According to Dr. Glen’s research, patients should have vitamin D levels of 60-100 ng/ ml. So the ranges seem to keep going up as more data accumulates. I must confess I worry about my patient’s pocketbooks when it comes to ordering an expensive vitamin D lab test. Pre and post testing can be a little expensive; but in reality, the benefits outweigh the cost; and I’d like to give you two reasons why. The first reason comes from a study about the lack of vitamin D in “over the counter” supplements. The study was presented at the June 2010 meeting of “The Joint Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers” and “America’s Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.” Are you ready? The mean vitamin D content from 10 different “over the counter” brands was only 33% of the label claim. The actual numbers ranged from 0.24% to 81.7% of what was listed on the label. That means when you purchase vitamin D and think you are taking the right dose, you have no idea if you are approaching sufficiency.

There are two sides to the coin of sufficiency. Side A: What is in the capsule? We need to know if what companies print on the label is really in the tablet or capsule. Side B: What are you digesting and absorbing? Sadly the state of the GI tract for many of us is less than optimal.

With my patients, I use Bio-D-Mulsion Forte from Biotics Research Corporation. It’s a form of vitamin D that is already emulsified and goes right into the lymph system and doesn’t have to be broken down or digested in an already compromised GI tract. I am always surprised when other doctors are surprised that Bio-D-Mulsion Forte raises blood levels so consistently. I am thinking, “Isn’t that what it is supposed to do? Why are you surprised?” But considering many products don’t meet label claims, it’s no wonder they are impressed with Bio-D-Mulsion Forte.

Here’s the second reason that pre and post testing is necessary. If tests reveal you are low in vitamin D, it can be a marker for inflammation. If you have inflammation markers, you can make life style “choices” to manage them. These usually include diet, supplementation, and exercise. Vitamin D levels are becoming more popular as one of many inflammation markers. However, sometimes doctors may not be up to speed on the newest levels and may miss the opportunity to optimize your health.

In the past, normal levels were 20-56 ng/ ml. Here are the latest guidelines supplied by one of the professional laboratories who have been at the forefront of vitamin D testing. Vitamin deficiency is defined as 0-5 ng/ml; insufficiency is 5-20 ng/ml; hypovitaminosis 20-40 ng/ml; sufficiency is 40-100 ng/ml; toxicity is greater than 100 ng/ml. Deficiency, insufficiency, and hypovitaminosis are just academic terms. The point is, we want to make sure you have enough vitamin D for optimal gene function and physiological performance.

As I mentioned, Dr. Glen found only 1% of his patients in the sunny state of Florida had the levels of 60-100 ng/ml, the levels considered optimal for cancer prevention and gene protection. Dr. Godo provides reliable testing for vitamin D levels. The price for the Vitamin D test is $77. You can purchase the test and go to a blood drawing station near you https://www.labcorp.com/wps/portal/findalab

I think it is important to take responsibility for you own health. Get tested. Obtaining and maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D can be a major factor in preventing all kinds of diseases. For some it will be life “changing;” but for all, it will certainly be life “enhancing.”

www.GoToGodo.com

Flu Shot Alternatives


I am talking about the process of strengthening your immune system ahead of time, before you get exposed to bugs.

The “information age” has produced plenty of information. When cold and flu season arrives, so does the information; and it ranges from radio and TV ads, online blogs and social networks to family conversations and even hearsay. But regardless where the information comes from, most likely you will hear the perennial warning “its flu season, you need a flu shot.” Let’s face it, vaccinations are big business. Companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars developing vaccines and bringing them to market. They also devote a large chunk of their budget to sell them, and the flu shot commercials are appealing.

On the other hand, you’ve heard others questioning whether the flu shot is safe. What do you do?  Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but as for me, I take a “wellness approach” to cold and flu season. The good news is there are “flu shot alternatives” available. Of course I am talking about the process of strengthening your immune system ahead of time, before you get exposed to bugs. I am reminded of a story Dr. John Cannell told at the IAACN conference a few years ago. Dr. Cannell is a physician at a psychiatric unit in California. Knowing the research on vitamin D and how it facilitates a healthy immune system, he placed a group of his patients on optimal levels of vitamin D. That year the flu was unusually virulent and just about everyone in the hospital got sick, nurses, support staff and patients in other areas of the hospital. Everyone that is, except his group of vitamin D sufficient patients. His patients were not affected by the flu except for minor sniffles. It was an amazing demonstration of prevention.

However, he is quick to add that vitamin D is not the cure for the flu. Dr. Cannell recommends everyone get tested for vitamin D and maintain sufficient levels to foster healthy genetic expression. Of the 20,000 genes identified, researchers say we need vitamin D for approximately 3,000 of them to function efficiently. But vitamin D isn’t the only nutrient star. The white blood cells need folic acid, B12, and zinc, to name a few, to do battle effectively. The zinc “taste test” to assess for zinc is a test that can be done for pennies. Zinc is needed for well over 100 enzymes reactions. We need zinc to make hydrochloric acid and important enzymes. Having these enzymatic reactions working properly can have far reaching effects ranging from pain reduction to reducing depression. A study published in an online medical journal indicated that high doses of zinc would help to control the release of histamine from basophile and mast cells (white blood cells that help fight invaders in the body). So zinc may be a key factor if you are allergy sensitive. If you attain sufficient zinc levels in the fall, it could make the difference in how you feel when spring allergy season comes around. So testing for zinc goes far beyond preventing or reducing flu symptoms.

In addition to vitamin D and zinc, I also recommend an immune replenishing multiple like Bio-Immunozyme Forte. You can replace your multiple vitamin altogether or just add Bio-Immunozyme Forte to support the trace nutrients that the body needs to keep the immune system in balance. We don’t want to over stimulate the immune system. Bio-Immunozyme Forte contains many of the nutrients necessary to protect against the “cytokine storm” effect which caused such devastation during pandemic flues like the one in 1910.

As you can see, a Wellness approach strengthens your body’s natural defense system-no drugs, no side effects. By nourishing our core wellsprings of health, we promote natural immunity. Ask Dr. Godo about “flu shot alternatives” and a wellness approach to preventing colds and flues. In addition to these recommendations, Dr. Godo may suggest spinal adjustments, reducing sugar intake, stress management, vitamin C or probiotics. With a Wellness approach, not only are you building your immune system and promoting healthy levels of zinc and vitamin D, ultimately you are building cellular reserves. Cellular reserves are the nutrient levels that help rebuild and repair your body. So you can enjoy the benefits even beyond cold and flu season.

www.GoToGodo.com