Nutrition and exercise for health

Posted by Marjolein Brugman on Sunday, August 4, 2013

Low serum Vitamin D level, below 30ng/ml, has been linked to heart attack, reporting that 75% of patients who have heart failure also have low Vitamin D.

Whether it is because you don’t eat enough nutrient rich foods or simply have been diligent about applying sunscreen when out doors, this has become a national epidemic. It is time to realize that Vitamin D is essential for a healthy immune system, for maintaining bone strength and for a healthy cardiovascular system. Do not let your children suffer with this modern day deficiency and be sure to supplement their diets too. You nee 1000-3000 unites a day or 15 minutes of unprotected exposure to the sun.

Did you know that if a woman exercises 4 times a week for 20 minutes she is 30 % less likely to suffer from fibromyalgia? Find a non strenuous exercise like AeroPilates to prevent pain, weight gain and lethargy.

We should all be eating a diet filled with fresh vegetables, fruit and lean protein but when we don’t we should be sure to supplement with a good multivitamin.

Try our VegeLight which contains more vitamins, minerals and enzymes than most super foods or take a multivitamin that contains at least 10,000 units of Vitamin A, 1000 units of Vitamin D, 400 units of Vitamin E, 3:1 Calcium to Magnesium, 10 mg Zinc, some Copper and Chromium and antioxidants to boost you immune system.

Did you know that one in seven healthcare dollars goes towards Diabetes related treatment? While it has become an epidemic in the US it reduces your life span by 12-15 years. Only 5% of patients have type 1diabetes where the body is unable to produce enough insulin. The rest have type 2 which is diet related and where the body produces too much insulin but your cells stop responding so your blood sugar never reduces. The best way to address and or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes is to lose weight, reduce the amounts of carbohydrates you eat, eat more high quality protein and exercise daily.


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