Words of wisdom and miscellaneous facts by Dr. Wysong and others. This is an accumulation over several decades and the accuracy cannot be attested to.
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Fluoride Exposure May Contribute to Early Puberty
Research conducted by Dr. Jennifer Luke in the late 1990s detected the first evidence of fluoride accumulation in the human body. The target of the fluoride was the pineal gland, located near the center of the brain. This gland is responsible for regulating the hormone melatonin, which helps protect the body from free radicals, mediates sleep-wake cycles, and regulates the onset of puberty.
Dr. Luke did testing to determine if the accumulated fluoride could impact the functioning of the gland. It was found that indeed it resulted in lower levels of circulating melatonin. This lower level was accompanied, as might be expected, by an earlier onset of puberty and disturbance of sleep cycles--problems that are plaguing modern populations on municipal fluoridated water. (See Probiodent™) Fluoride Action Network.
Persistent Muscle Pain Possibly Related to Vitamin D Deficiency
Mayo Clinic researchers conducting a cross sectional study of non-specific musculoskeletal pain discovered a relationship between pain and blood serum levels of vitamin D.
The 150 test subjects ranged in age and cultural background. Out of the African American, Hispanic, East African and American Indians tested, 100% were found to be vitamin D deficient. Out of the study's 150 subjects, 28% were severely deficient in vitamin D.
In another study in Saudi Arabia, researchers found vitamin D deficiency in a group of 360 chronic back pain patients. All patients were given vitamin D (5000 to 10000 IU) for three months, which improved chronic pain. (See O-Mega D™, Optimal™, Daily Combo™) Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Neurogenesis Increased with Polyphenols and Polyunsaturated Fats
A recent study showed that diets high in polyphenols (found in foods such as tea, grapes, wine, olive oil, cocoa, nuts and other fruits and vegetables) and polyunsaturated fats (found in foods such as blue fish and vegetables such as corn, soya beans, sunflowers and pumpkins) had an increase in the production of the brain's stem cells. The increased cell proliferation was noted in the olfactory bulb and the hippocampus regions of the brain, which are the most commonly damaged tissues in Alzheimer's patients. It is concluded that a diet high in polyphenols and polyunsaturated fats slows the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. (See Health Food & Snacks, Herbed Extra Virgin Olive Oil™ Antioxidant Spectrum™, Daily Combo™) Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids reduces risk of endometriosis, higher intake of trans fats increases the risk.
(See E.F.A.™, Krill Oil™, Marine Lipids™) Hum Reprod.
Iron supplementation positively impacts pregnancy outcomes in anemic pregnant women.
(See Chelamin™, Optimal™, Daily Combo™) Nutrition.
Whey protein supplementation improves immune response to vaccine in the elderly.
(See Protein Key™, Whole Protein Shake™) Ann N Y Acad Sci.
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