Vitamins and Supplements The magnificent 7

Lecture notes on the top 7 vitamins I recommend

Vitamins for your health

Do you want good health? What you eat, drink, breathe and bathe in will either nourish the 75 trillion cells with oxygen, water, vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, essential fatty acids, glucose and amino acids, or contaminate the cells by the slow poisoning of the bloodstream.

Vitamin C

1753, James Lind showed how to prevent and cure clinical scurvy with citrus fruits, which contain vitamin C. Unfortunately, 100,000 British Navy sailors died of scurvy until all the old “experts” had expired and were replaced by new-thinkers. It even took the British merchant marine 118 years to figure this out. New ideas, even lifesaving ones are typically ignored by the experts in vogue even though proven correct.

Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, contributes to the health of teeth & gums and is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system. It is required for production of collagen and is an antioxidant (free radical fighter). Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron, B-12, Folic Acid, B-6 and work hand in hand with vitamin E. Vitamin C can help curb the growth of cancer cells along with other cancer scavengers like magnesium, selenium, bicarbonate, and zinc. Did you know that a mere 100 mg a day of vitamin C given to an infant prevents SIDS? Not one baby in over 20 years, given “Klenner’s/Kalokerinos Ascorbate Therapy” in the recommended quantities is known to have died.

RDA means Ridiculously Deficient Amounts! An RDA of 95 mg vitamin C is insanely low. Mammals that produce their own vitamin C and weigh about 150 lbs (close to human weight) produce up to 14,000 mg per day! If they are under stress or sick they produce much more. Avoid the sodium C and calcium C. Opt for ascorbic acid with rose hips. Build up to bowel tolerance. I also say that 5,000 a day would be a minimum to maintain an already healthy body. We give from 20-100 grams of IV ascorbic acid at the clinic.

Rose hips taken with vitamin C enhances the healthy impact of C. Take only the corn free stuff to help avoid GMO based vitamin C which is over 90% of all vitamin C out there.

Fish oil

Fish oil can help you lose fat! Fish oil has a positive effect on thyroid function because it helps optimize the function of thyroid hormones within liver cells to burn fat and thereby effecting blood fats. For you health geeks it is the enzyme activity of hepatic mitochondrial glycerophosphate dehydrogenase in thermogenesis which causes a higher level of thyroid T3.

A study of men who are genetically prone to develop prostate cancer shows that high levels of omega 3 fatty acids slows its progression. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids were also shown to decrease urinary oxalate output and also decrease the risk of kidney stone formation. Fish oil also helps with anti-aging as well. Omega-3 fatty acids slow the rate at which protective caps on the end of chromosomes shorten, thus increasing the lifespan of cells.

Fish oil is great for helping ease various skin conditions including dermatitis, eczema and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Several studies suggest that people with RA may benefit from fish oil supplements, which contain inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids. RA patients are also at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, and fish oil is known to be good for the heart, too as it helps to prevent dangerous abnormal heart rhythms that can cause sudden cardiac death and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease. In the latest “drug” study, researchers found that giving fish oil to chronic heart failure patients slash fatalities by 10%. That’s a total of 30,000 lives annually that could be saved with a little cod liver oil.

Fish oil actually speeds up the neurosynapses and helps keep them in the nerve pathway. Not only is fish oil beneficial to physical health, fish oil is also beneficial to mental health. A not-so-recent study found that people with low blood levels of omega-3s were more likely to report symptoms of depression, express a more negative outlook, act more impulsively and be less agreeable than those with high blood levels of the essential fatty acids.

People with Alzheimer’s have a reduced amount of a protein called LR11, which prevents toxic “plaque” deposits of a protein that are toxic to the brain. Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, increases the production of the protein LR11, thus decreasing the amount of toxic “plaques” and helping to prevent the occurrence of Alzheimer’s.

Consumption of dietary fish or fish oil supplements can lower triglycerides and increase “good” cholesterol, while slightly thinning the blood. All of these factors help reduce the risk of heart attack. Dosage for those seeking to lower triglycerides: 2 to 4 grams per day. I recommend 5,000 mg a day of fish oil for everyone.

Two telltale signs of bad fish oil are bad fishy smell and clumping together in the bottle. If you tap the side of the bottle they should rattle loose. If you have to bang it hard or repeatedly to loosen them up they are bad. If you have fish burps after taking them then store them in the freezer and that should help eliminate the fish burps.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium. A person deficient in vitamin D absorbs too little calcium, even if the intake of calcium is high. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnic and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency. This is mostly because people getting less sun exposure, lifestyle, and unfounded concerns about the sun and skin cancer. Emerging research supports the possible role of vitamin D in protecting against cancer, heart disease, fractures and falls, autoimmune diseases, influenza, type II diabetes, and depression. Many health care providers have increased their recommendations for vitamin D supplementation to at least 1,000 IU.

The best source of vitamin D comes from the sun. Vitamin D pills are second best when using D-3 (cholecalciferol), preferably with an oil-containing meal. A least a portion of it should be from cod liver oil pills, so that some Vitamin A and other oils fractions are included. Definitely avoid the Big Pharma version of calcitrol vitamin D. Taking too much synthetic Vitamin D called Calciferol and you might just end up with muscle weakness, apathy, headache, anorexia, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and bone pain. Keep on taking too much and you could get constipation, anorexia, abdominal cramps, polydipsia, polyuria, backache, hyperlipidemia, and hypercalcemia.

Vitamin D deficiency was noted in 69% of the patients with inflammatory joint diseases or connective tissue diseases, 77% with soft tissue rheumatism, 62% with osteoarthritis, 75% with back pain, and 71% with osteoporosis. Did you get your vitamin D today?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient called a vitamin, but dietary vitamin D is actually a precursor hormone and the building block of the powerful steroid hormone, calcitriol. It’s important to note that we lose some of our ability to synthesize and absorb vitamin D as we age. As we grow older and our skin thins, the amount of the vitamin D precursor derived from cholesterol decreases too.

Statin drugs can hurt your body’s vitamin D levels.

Your body stores vitamin D for up to 6 months. In 20 minutes a day of sun it is estimated that for each 5% of skin surface exposed, approximately 435 IU of Vitamin D can be manufactured. But it doesn’t stop with just catching a few rays. The process requires that the natural oil on the skin remain intact for awhile after exposure to the sun. For instance, life guards and farmers, who don’t go shower immediately after sweating in the sun, have the highest serum Vitamin D levels. Try to keep the natural oil on your skin for at least several hours after sun exposure.

Vitamin B 12

There are inherent advantages taking methyl B12 as a supplement -vs- cyano B12. The most important is that methyl B12 doesn’t have to engage the body’s resources to convert it into coenzyme form. Methylcobalamin is the most highly reduced form of vitamin B12 possible making it a very potent antioxidant. In a body undergoing oxidative stress from a disease process or from a diet deficient in antioxidants, methyl B12 production is impaired.

Multiminerals

Minerals make up only about 4% of total body weight but are essential for metabolism. Minerals act as catalysts for biochemical reactions in your body. They are involved in responses of the nervous system and muscles, absorption and secretions of the body’s fluids, maintaining a delicate water balance in the body and supplying our bones and teeth with the stuff to give them hardness. Minerals are supposed to be supplied by a healthy diet because we cannot make them in our body.

Did you know that synthetic vitamins lack the necessary trace minerals and must use the body’s own mineral reserves which may lead to dangerous mineral deficiencies? Isolates and Big Pharma versions can harm you! Find the natural versions as much as possible. When you take the food-based natural forms they already contain all the minerals and other components your body needs to utilize them.

Most of us are in dire need of minerals, sea salt being a great source. When the body is depleted of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids, it begins to weaken. This makes it susceptible to a host of diseases and loss of well being. Celtic Sea Salt has the best balance of naturally occurring minerals to help absorb all the nutrients your body needs. Himalayan salt is wonderful too. If your salt is white it is junk and could even be poisonous… Sea salt has iodine but in proportional amounts with the other 70+trace minerals causes a synergistic effect and will not cause hypo-hyper thyroid. The label must say “unrefined & nothing added”. Processed salt leaches calcium from the bones, weakening them over time.

The minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food are reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit. If the body actually does absorb something it is altered compounds that cannot be broken down. Molasses is produced as a waste product from the sugar refining where they remove as much as 98% of the nutrition from natural sugar. Molasses contains vitamins, minerals, and uridine.

We can’t digest rocks. That’s what plants do… We simply don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables to compensate for the minerals we lose because of our “rich”, fast life diets. If we are pH “Base Deficient”(acidic), and most of us are, then our whole body is in a relatively acid condition. Organic fruits and veggies are the ticket here. That’s just one reason why sodas are bad for you at a pH of 2.5 when your body needs to be around 7.4.

Due to the extremely high acidity of the HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) combined with the phosphoric acid used in sodas, people who drink sodas often lose bone minerals and end up being diagnosed with osteoporosis, since their bodies seek out the minerals in their bones to be used as “buffers” in their blood. In other words, to prevent the soda from killing them, their bodies forfeit their bone minerals
in order to stay alive! If you have osteoporosis you have more trouble than just that

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is actually a complex family of compounds made up of 8 sub-fractions including four types of tocopherols and 4 types of tocotrienols.

Vitamin E has many true benefits for our body and we need to take a vitamin E supplement that is well balanced and high in all constituents–alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherols. Read your labels carefully to avoid any vitamin E made by a process called esterification, Most of esterified vitamin E is not labeled as “esterified”, but rather as “acetate” or “succinate”. Make double-sure that you are taking the mixed tocopherols though as the fractionalized dl-alpha form can be toxic taken alone. The alpha without the gamma causes dangerous shortfalls in the gamma form in your body.

“Natural alpha tocopherol” is the main form of vitamin E used in supplements. The synthetic form, however, is listed as “dl-alpha tocopherol”. The synthetic form should be completely avoided for several reasons, one of which is it contains half or less the biological value as the natural vitamin E. Another reason to avoid the synthetic form is that vitamin E is a complex vitamin and all parts are vital for proper use by the body.

Most of the so called “Natural vitamin E” is made when the gamma, delta and beta forms of tocopherol are chemically changed to alpha-tocopherol. This is done by a process called esterification making a form of vitamin E that is not found in nature. Esterification is supposed to stabilize the molecular structure of vitamin E to decrease rancidity and soon after the discovery of this unnatural process came the production of the notorious trans fatty acids, now rightfully vilified, which became vogue in processed foods as well. The beta, delta and gamma forms of vitamin E are equally important to the body and shortages of one form in a vitamin complex will cause an overall shortage of a vitamin in the body.

Vitamin E in the isolated, esterified, alpha form causes the other vitamin E forms to be shorted in your body by using up the other forms of vitamin E in an attempt to balance the entire vitamin complex. The more alpha vitamin E you take, the more vitamin E you become deficient in.

At the 2004 “Vitamin E and Health Conference”, studies were presented that clearly showed that Vitamin E is anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, regulates gene activity, regulates cell signaling, and is an anti-oxidant. Vitamin E has been shown to decrease inflammatory chemicals such as cytokines IL-6, C-reactive protein, and cell adhesion molecules that help begin the process of atherosclerosis. Vitamin E inhibits peroxynitrite formation which is now seen as being involved in CVD and even Alzheimer’s development. It helps with gene expression and transcription, ensuring that proper DNA functioning and cell metabolism occurs.

Natural Vitamin E in the alpha and gamma forms has been shown to inhibit lung and colon cancer cells, as well as prostate cells while inducing apoptosis (natural cell death) in prostate cancer cells. People taking natural, balanced vitamin E have less cancer, less cardiovascular disease, less Alzheimer’s, and less age-related macular degeneration, among other impressive benefits.

Probiotics

Are you sad? Take probiotics! Taking probiotics, like Lactobacillus rhamnosus or Primadophilus, can reduce markers of depression and anxiety and help normalize cortisol levels. Partly because probiotics have a modulating effect on GABA receptors in particular centers of the brain. According to one study, “alterations in central GABA receptor expression are implicated in the pathogenesis of anxiety and
depression, which are highly co-morbid with functional bowel disorders.” About 80% of your brain chemicals are made right there in your gut!

Probiotics = Pro-Bios–“For Life”! In the digestive tract, probiotics inhibit bad bacteria, make short-chain fatty acids, help balance pH, ferment fiber ingredients (good thing), create butyric acid (to strengthen the gastric mucosa), help the body absorb nutrients, keep the immune system running smoothly, normalize the rate of digestion, detoxify mercury, other heavy metals and other food toxins, and cut down on foul body emissions and odors and fight parasites and fungus. One cause of IBS is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), which is simply, high levels of harmful bacteria in the intestines.

Antibiotics only work on bacteria that are metabolically active. Some bacteria go dormant to avoid the dose you are taking at the advice of your medical doc. Once the antibiotic is safely out of your system the bacteria wakes up again and you have a rebound. The ONLY solution here is probiotics. Viruses, including the flu, cause 90% of respiratory infections. Only 2% of sinus infections are caused by bacteria and respond to an antibiotic. Antibiotics are Anti Bios–“anti-life”. I recommend taking probiotics which are pro-life. But you should start taking them before you need them if possible.

PB 8 brand supplies 15 billion particles per capsule and 8 different friendly bacteria strains. Rotate brands of probiotics occasionally to keep a diversity of friendly bac in the colon.

Enzymes

The Unitarian Trophoblastic Theory of cancer. Dr Beard said way back then that pancreatic enzymes were the main natural defense against cancer. Of course, this is long before our whacko medical system industrialized cancer for profit. Unless our diet is pristine and our health is topping great, we should take some with every meal!

Pasteurizing milk destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamins, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamin B12 and B6, kills beneficial bacteria and promotes pathogens. Pasteurization decimates the milk’s protein structure and natural enzymes. One of the enzymes destroyed is the digestive enzyme lactase which you need to digest milk in the first place.

Bromelain, which is found in pineapple, is a potent enzyme compound that actually fights cancer by dissolving unnecessary tissue throughout the body. Bromelain also breaks down scar tissue and other debris created from the natural processes of stress and physical wear and tear that develop with normal cellular function.

Low thyroid drops the allergy barriers and prohibits the enzymes in the immune system from properly functioning. The genistein in soy destroys an enzyme that creates thyroid hormone.

Any competent biochemist would look at the structure of the mercury-based thimerosal disinfectant and vaccine adjuvant and identify it as a potent enzyme inhibitor.

CoEnzyme Q10 is intimately involved in the production of energy at the cellular level. Keep in mind that you are only as healthy as your cells. And you can only have the energy you need if you can produce CoQ10 in the cell’s mitochondria (those little “power factories” you learned about in biology).

Enzyme ideas for better health

People who are gluten sensitive, intolerant or Celiac cannot make the digestive enzymes which are required to break gluten down into usable amino acids. The body then interprets the gluten as a foreign invader, and respond with an army of anti-bodies to fight it. Gluten is one of the most complex proteins in the human diet–very hard to digest for most and impossible to digest for others.

Eat slow and relaxed. This will give you more time to chew the food, mix it with enzymes from the saliva and improve your overall digestion. When you eat slower the brain has more time to keep up with the peptide signals that tells you that you have eaten enough.

Authored by Cancer Nutritionist Craig Stellpflug NDC, CNC, Dayspring Cancer Clinic Scottsdale, AZ
Copyright 2007 Craig Stellpflug© Permission is hereby granted to copy and distribute this article but only in its entirety

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