Will you take vitamin K next?
The Martial Art of Wellness
Volume 10 – March 2011
Welcome to this month’s BioNews. We must learn to free ourselves from the control that others exert over us. As we learn we become FREE, we become powerful. This pursuit of self defense in wellness, I call “The Martial Art of Wellness.” And as we practice we become Wellness Ninjas.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
” When the cause of the disease is removed, the body becomes a self-healing entity. “
– Norman Ford
THIS ISSUE’S TESTIMONIAL:
testosterone 100 points above minimum level!
“ Dr. Roland,
I’m pretty excited! My lab results are in and my testosterone level is more than 100 points above the minimum level for healthy testosterone! Wow! I’m telling you, it’s all because of BioSuperfood! Feel free to use my story. If someone really needs to talk to me about it, please email me their name and email, and I will contact them. Thanks, and keep up the great work! PS – Any chance I could become a distributor of this stuff? I could sell a ton of it! ”
– Mark M., OK, USA
THE MARTIAL ART OF WELLNESS ( message on radiation fear )
Like most of you I have watched the news and my heart goes to those that have lost loved ones, those that are without a home, and those brave men that are risking their life in trying to stop further radiation leaks.
I have been speaking daily with Dr. Michael Kiriac whom experienced the Chernobyl disaster from both victim and healer perspectives. As victim when at his home 300 miles from Chernobyl, there was enough radiation to cause his two young daughters to shed patches of hair. As healer in that he had the opportunity to assist many people that were severely affected by radiation ills. Dr. Kiriac has since continued aiding some victims and their children sufferring from leukemia, anemia, epylepsy, and some glandular disorders.
I want to share these words that Dr. Kiriac said regarding the Japan disaster: “People in America will likely suffer more from the fear generated by media frenzy than from any radiation exposure.”
Last week on a radio interview, were my agenda was to share the overall health benefits of bio-algae concentrates, the host kept narrowing the topic to the Japan crisis. I understand why he did that, but what was going on in my mind was what about the ongoing health crisis right here with Americans?
- How many are walking around with a unsuspected tumor?
- We know that 50% will get a cancer in their lifetime?
- How many with poor circulation and plaque forming in their arteries?
- 30% that will die from a cardiovascular disease?
- 50% of will have a heart attack,
- How many with their brain decaying and slowing down?
- Alzheimer is sooner and 30% of baby boomers will get it?
- How about painful arthritis?
- And diabetes or pre-diabetes? 30% are affected right now?
That sounds gloomy but that’s reality. All it takes is a war somewhere else to forget our domestic problems. The good news is that all of you can stop and prevent these diseases in your life. You can start now, no need to buy potassium iodine, and don’t wait for the radiation cloud. Let me tell you how to start today:
- Eat several small meals rather than three large meals
- Stop overeating – too much food kills more people than radiation
- Eat fresh and whole foods and learn to eat more raw food
- Make water your beverage, not soda, not coffee, not milk, not alcohol
- Avoid the white poisons; sugar, flour, salt, denatured milk
- Avoid the many poisons: herbicides, pesticides, artificial colors, etc.
- Introduce daily exercise, rest and sleep
- Stay active, there is no rest for the wellness warrior
With these actions, you take charge, you raise your life force, you are the doctor, you will not need to depend on vitamins a, b, c, d, e, k, d, k, on mineral calcium, magnesium, iodine, iron, etc. And this attitude and lifestyle will keep you safe from pollutants, stresses, radiations and many more, that are affecting you right now in your backward and kitchen. You can feel vibrant and healthy and happy today and everyday.
THE MARTIAL ART OF WELLNESS ( Will you take vitamin K next? )
In 2009, in the context of The Martial Art of Wellness, I wrote several “debunking” articles about popular recommendation for supplements. I hope that it was helpful in your quest to simplify your supplementation. In light of the ongoing Vitamin D madness which’s furor has reached “national debate” status, and the surfacing Vitamin K discussion, I urge you to read those articles again.
- BioNews – December 2009 – Demythifying Supplementation!
- BioNews – November 2009 – Demythifying CoQ10
- BioNews – October 2009 – Demythifying Vitamin D
- BioNews – September 2009 – Demythifying Medical Opinion
- BioNews – August 2009 – Demythifying Vitamin C
- BioNews – July 2009 – Demythifying Cholesterol
- BioNews – June 2009 – Demythifying B12 Deficiency
- BioNews – May 2009 – Demythifying Water
- BioNews – April 2009 – Demythifying ORAC / Antioxidant Value
- BioNews – March 2009 – AWAKENING THE GENIUS WITHIN
- BioNews – February 2009 – The Calcium Myth
- BioNews – January 2009 – The Protein Myth
Shedding more light on vitamin D
As quoted on Lab Test Online “Vitamin D deficiency is thought to be much more common than previously believed. Some studies have shown that as many of 50% of the elderly and women being treated for osteoporosis may be Vitamin D deficient.”
From what I have observed over the last year, I believe that Vitamin D was not scrutinized until recently, nor was it routinely tested for by your MD or ND, until the gradual “focus on vitamin D” became a hot issue and now a huge business.
Interestingly, when the intense “focus on Vitamin D” began a mere twelve months ago, the messages were tame: “some very small percentage of the population may need an intake of Vitamin D, mostly those living in regions with less sunshine.” The message was often followed by “first you should try to get out in the sun and eat food with some Vitamin D like fish“, and always followed by “please do not take Vitamin D on your own as it may be dangerous to take too much, get tested by a professional first, then get tested regularly after you start, because you may cause your level to be too high.”
What happened since? From those tame advices to today’s loud command of: “Thou shall take a ton of Vitamin D in order to survive“.
Today, regarding vitamin D there are no valid long term independent and empirical evidence to support supplementation, nor research that shows the safety in taking it in such large dose as per current recommendation.
The supplementation madness
Those of a certain age remember earlier vitamin C messages (which made moguls in the sunshine state), followed by the multi-vitamin, and multi-mineral madness of the 70’s, how about the Vitamin E insanity of the 80’s, with its unfounded promises of solving all matter of joint, cardiovascular and even cancer problems? Off course we must take calcium and magnesium, iodine, iron, saw palmetto, beta-carotene, alpha lipoic acid, selenium. How about the CO Enzyme Q10, the baby aspirin, the B vitamins, let’s not forget B12, more recently the Omega 3, how about the all promising reservatol, and many more to come.
And now you should add Vitamin K !
In a recent letter, Dr. Mercola’s, one of the biggest advocate of Vitamin D supplementation, writes that we better prepare to add vitamin K to our list. You can read yourself what he has to say at “The Missing Nutrient to Blame for Heart Attacks and Osteoporosis (Nope – NOT Calcium or Vitamin D)”
Let me get personal.
I never took any vitamin or supplement until 1984 at the tender age of 34. A well wishing MD suggested that vitamin E would help with my back pain and prevent future arthritis, etc. I bought his story and took a 400IU gel of vitamin E daily up till 2000. And by then I had added 22 supplements to my daily regimen!
My regimen of supplements in year 2000
This happened when, by age 45 I began to feel more back pain, found myself easily gaining weight, had my first of many horribly painful sinus infection, noticed low blood sugar jitters by 11 am; so I started investigating supplements and then “hot/popular” anti-aging strategy (which consisted mostly in HGH – Human Growth Hormones and fortunately after a bit of research, I never took). I read dozens of books and scientific articles on various supplements. I would read the book ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), and started taking ALA. I read Syndrome X, and soon added selenium and saw palmetto, I read about antioxidants, and started taking large dose of vitamin C, licopene and beta carotene; and so forth until I had 23 supplements on my daily regimen. I think many of you will relate.
Oh and by the way, my back pain, my weight and sinusitis were not getting better.
All along, I had in the back of my mind how both my grand parents lived older than 90. Mom lived to 90 and dad 83, my mom and dad’s brothers and sisters lived to 90, a few past 95, none took any supplement other than fish oil in the deep of winter. I always remember when at age 65, my dad decided to lose weight and get better. He started an exercise program “The Nadeau Method” which consisted of repetitions of simple arm and leg exercises. Otherwise he took no med’s, no supplements; he just ate less.
How about common sense?
Ten years ago, after my failure with supplements, and after consulting with Dr. Michael Kiriac, I confidently stopped using any supplement. Since then I have only used whole food as source of fuel for my body. I also consume BIOSUPERFOOD as extra-ordinary fuel for my brain. I also apply myself at eating less, fasting and exercising frequently. The great Yogi Bhajan use to say “after age 36, a man should eat just enough for the brain, since by then our body has stopped growing.” That advice still serves me well.
Our food are rich enough in many nutrients
Whom ever told you that whole foods are depleted of nutrients is either misinformed or maybe trying to sell you a vitamin. Of course due to over utilization, herbicides and pesticides, our soil and their fruits are either polluted and / or less nutrient rich. But nobody said that there are zero nutrients. One must make best effort to eat “true” organics, buy from your local trusted growers, and grown your own when you can.
“Unless man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. ” – Thomas Edison
There will never be a proper delivery of nutrients other than fresh whole foods. And by now if you think that supplementing man-made molecules isolated and separated from their whole nature, that you or someone else has elected to take, typically in large amount, and in combinations yielding unpredictable biochemical results, then I think you have been had by the vitamin marketers.
The real problem lies not in deficiency, but in the cause
It is a fact in America that most adult and even children are more and more deficient in several important vitamin, hormone, mineral, etc. It is also a fact that after 30 years of increasing use of supplementation, that those deficiencies are not abating; with hundreds of millions of dollars spent on calcium supplements, the osteoporosis crisis is still raging; more people will have cancer, cardio vascular diseases will kill one in three, arthritis and Alzheimer are awaiting nearly 50% of baby boomers.
Its a fact that we get older
What puzzles me, is that most smart people know that with aging, stress, abuses with too much food, wrong food or other substances, pollution and radiations, that our body becomes deficient, imbalanced, tired, polluted with plaque, acidic debris, fungus, parasites; our brain’s cells and arteries die out, our endocrine glands and organs slow down, our memory lacks, our brain slows down; our supercomputer (the hypothalamus) itself becomes atrophied, sluggish, irresponsive. I could go on…
And for most, the tendency is to entrust ourself to a doctor and go along trying to fix each deficiency, conditions, or their symptoms one at a time with a pill, a supplement, a device, a trendy diet, etc. I believe there is a better way.
The solution lies not in supplementation, but in getting out of the way
Rather than adding vitamin K to your list of supplements, I suggest another way. First you must stop what you know to be the reason(s) for the troubles. For most it is one of; overeating, food poisoned with herbicides and pesticides, white sugar, white salt, denatured milk, white flour, artificial sweetener, artificial coloring and taste; not resting, too much stress, no exercise, etc.
I assure you that within days of giving this list a chance, you will have significant relief from pain, fatigue, depression, brain fog and much more. From there, you will be better able to address more serious and chronic conditions.
Over the years of working with this common sense approach, I have coached many of my clients suffering from painful and hopeless conditions to reach good health. To this basic plan, I may add rational fasting, specific exercise program, meditation, dietary changes, whole-superfoods and always bio-algae concentrates. Many are enjoying a more vibrant and happy life.
A different perspective on vitamin D deficiency
Regarding vitamin D deficiency, Dr. Kiriac related the following observations from his many years of extensive research.
“When we removed all supplements including vitamin D from the feed of million of chickens that were housed indoor without sun exposure, the previous farm managers thought the chickens would die without vitamin D. Yet within two years the farm increased its population by half a million, the marek cancer was eliminated, the chickens laid 50 more eggs per year, stopped suffering from osteoporosis, and laid bigger eggs with a stronger shell due to more calcium. All we did was add a little bit of bio-algae concentrates to their regular feed.”
Increasing brain health is a major part of the solution
Dr. Kiriac explains that the bio-algae concentrates “awaken the genius within” (the hypothalamic-pituitary axis), resulting in better assimilation, utilization and elimination of nutrients from our food, renewed balance and stimulation of hormones resulting in better overall metabolic functions. In the case of vitamin D, (misleading name as vitamin D is not a vitamin, it is an important neuroregulatory steroidal hormone that is synthesized by specialized kidney cells, and that influence thousands of cellular activity and genes), when consuming bio-algae concentrates, the hypothalamus is more vigilant at supervising the synthesis of this “as needed” hormone.
Biochemist rarely include the important role of the hypothalamus
Like many other endocrine dependant metabolisms such as; protein assimilation, calcium assimilation, digestive enzymes, blood sugar, pH, that of vitamin D, with aging may also become sluggish resulting in a marked deficiency. Amazingly, during the Soviet research, many other known deficiencies and their associated symptoms were also resolved when the animals consumed the bio-algae concentrates.
Beside introducing bio-algae concentrates in our life, I believe that we must always strive for greater brain health. This can be achieve by removing the unhealthy conditions as best we can, by not overeating, by exercising, in eating an abundance of high energy yielding leafy greens, vegetables and fruits, in consciously remaining active in our work, with sports, games, hobby’s, learning, etc.
In my opinion, bio-algae concentrates as an ally in our quest for health is a unique privilege.