BLOG POST: “Depression Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency“
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
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“Vitamin D supplements can reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent in patients with a vitamin D deficiency, according to new research. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) includes conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.”
“Vitamin D — sometimes nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin” — is also involved in the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine within the brain, both chemicals linked to depression, according to the researchers. “Seasonal affective disorder is believed to affect up to 10 percent of the population, depending upon geographical location, and is a type of depression related to changes in season,” said Stewart. “People with SAD have the same symptoms every year, starting in fall and continuing through the winter months.”
“As we and others have previously shown that peripheral and central inflammation is increased in suicidal patients, we here suggest that low levels of vitamin D could be a contributing cause of this inflammation.”
“As inflammation is suggested to directly be part of the neural mechanisms underlying depressive and suicidal behavior, it should be of high relevance to detect and cure the vitamin D deficiency in these patients.”
“Almost half of U.S. adolescents have fluorosis. But the risks may reach much further than cosmetic mottling of tooth enamel.David Brownstein, M.D., a board-certified family physician, points to water fluoridation as a likely source of serious illness.“Fluoride poisons hundreds of enzymes in the body,” says Dr. Brownstein, author of the newsletter Natural Way to Health and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. “Fluoridation of the water supply is associated with an increase of certain cancers and causes thyroid problems.” While critics of fluoride were once considered a fringe group, they are now finding themselves gaining a voice in mainstream medical circles.”
“The question, therefore, becomes a health matter. Are San Diego residents, where the sewage will be recycled for drinking water, harming their health by consuming a resource that likely harbors pharmaceutical pollution from commonly used drugs? Consider the fact that several studies have already found active pharmaceuticals in drinking water throughout the United States. American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the WateReuse Foundation tested 19 drinking water treatment plants that provide water to more than 28 million Americans. They discovered metabolites and pharmaceuticals present in ALL tested areas. In a separate analysis, an Environmental Protection Agency-funded review found there to be 54 active pharmaceutical ingredients and 10 metabolites in treated drinking water.”
Omega 3 Oils
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, or Cold-Pressed…What’s the Difference?
“The higher the level of antioxidants in an olive oil, the healthier it is for you. One can actually assess the level of antioxidants in olive oil by the peppery “burn” on the back of the throat. Thus, the more pepper-like burn the olive oil has, the higher its antioxidant content. In terms of culinary applications however, there are some dishes were you may not want a pair a high antioxidant olive oil (more peppery), with a light dish.”
“We therefore hope that a diet with a high content of coconut oil or similar fats will have a beneficial effect, because the brain cells are given extra fuel and thus the strength to repair the damage,”
Oxidized cholesterol forms when polyunsaturated vegetable oils (such as soybean, corn and sunflower oils) are heated. This oxidized cholesterol (not dietary cholesterol in and of itself) causes increased thromboxane formation—a factor that clots your blood. Two of Dr. Kummerow’s papers pertain to how these oils harden your arteries and play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. As reported by The New York Times:8 “The problem, [Dr. Kummerow] says, is not LDL, the “bad cholesterol”… What matters is whether the cholesterol and fat residing in those LDL particles have been oxidized… [He] contends that the high temperatures used in commercial frying cause inherently unstable polyunsaturated oils to oxidize, and that these oxidized fatty acids become a destructive part of LDL particles. Even when not oxidized by frying, soybean and corn oils can oxidize inside the body.”
“Ingesting antibiotics is one of the worst things you can do for healing bacterial-induced disease. Why? Because the most commonly ignored “side effect” of using antibiotics is that they destroy normal gut flora too…allowing the bad bacteria to overpower the good bacteria. We warned decades ago how this imbalance disrupts proper digestion, causes food sensitivities and malnutrition, creates cellular toxicity, and ultimately results in chronic diseases of all kinds. Even one course of antibiotics may be sufficient to do permanent damage to the balance of your gut flora.”
“A natural substance present in red wine, resveratrol, inhibits the formation of inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases, a research team concludes. They report that resveratrol binds with the KSRP regulator protein and provides for its activation.”
“Soda is on my list of the absolute worst foods and drinks you can consume. Once ingested, your pancreas rapidly begins to create insulin in response to the sugar. A 20-ounce bottle of cola contains the equivalent of 16 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In addition to contributing to insulin resistance, the rise in blood sugar is quite rapid. Here’s a play-by-play of what happens in your body upon drinking a can of soda: Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat. Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical response to that of heroin, by the way.After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a blood sugar crash, and you may be tempted to reach for another sweet snack or beverage.”
“Thousands of studies have linked oral disease to systemic disease. Inflammation is well-known as a “ravaging” and disease-causing force, and gum disease and other oral diseases produce chronic low-grade inflammation in your body.
“This inflammation has very, very deleterious effects on just about every major organ system – from Alzheimer’s to stroke, heart disease, and diabetes,” Dr. Curatola explains.
Advanced periodontal disease or gum disease can raise your risk of a fatal heart attack up to 10 times. According to Dr. Curatola, if you get a heart attack related to periodontal or gum disease, nine times out of 10, it will actually kill you.”
Soy Dangers Summarized There are more than this listed in the article.
“Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth. Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women. Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.”
Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.
Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.