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Vitamin K


If you stop counting the vitamins in the alphabet after E, you’ll miss out on vitamin K! K is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s key for blood clotting and keeping bones strong. What you may not know is that vitamin K actually refers to a group of nutrients—the two main ones are K1 (the compound phylloquinone) and K2 (which includes several subtypes called menaquinones). Here’s your need-to-know when it comes to getting vitamin K: it’s fairly easy to get K1 from eating a healthy diet because it’s found in many vegetables, especially the dark leafy kinds, like kale, swiss chard, and spinach. Vitamin K2 is also a product of bacterial fermentation, found mostly in fermented foods, especially natto, the traditional Japanese soybean dish (it’s an acquired taste but many people love it!). K can also be found in tiny amounts in beef liver, pork chops, chicken, cheeses, and dairy products. A major source of vitamin K2 happens to be your own gut bacteria—yup, those little guys make K2 for us right in our digestive tract!

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Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life

The secret to avoiding calcium-related osteoporosis and atherosclerosis While millions of people take calcium and Vitamin D supplements thinking they're helping their bones, the truth is, without the addition of Vitamin K2, such a health regimen could prove dangerous. Without Vitamin K2, the body cannot direct calcium to the bones where it's needed; instead, the calcium resides in soft tissue (like the arteries)--leading to a combination of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis, or the dreaded "calcium paradox." This is the first book to reveal how universal a Vitamin K2 deficiency is, and the risk (in the form of cancer and diabetes, among other ailments) the absence of Vitamin K2 poses. Written by Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, a popular health expert on Canadian television and radio, "Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox" sounds a warning about the popularity of the calcium and Vitamin D craze, while illustrating the enormous health benefits of Vitamin K2 in making the body less susceptible to dental cavities, heart disease, prostate cancer, liver cancer, diabetes, wrinkles, obesity, varicose veins, and other ailments.The book demystifies this obscure supernutrient--a fat soluble vitamin that humans once thrived on, ignored by scientists for almost seventy yearsDetails how the consumption of grass-fed animals led to adequate Vitamin K2 intake--while grain-based animal feed helped eradicate Vitamin K2 from our dietsDescribes how doctors are raising recommended doses of calcium and Vitamin D--without prescribing Vitamin K2Details more damning facts about transfats--and how the creation of a synthetic Vitamin K interfered with the body's Vitamin K metabolism An essential book for anyone interested in bone health, or maintaining their overall health, "Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox" is the guide to taking the right combination of supplements--and adding Vitamin K2 to a daily regimen.

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Food As Medicine with Dr. Anh: Anxiety Disorders, Digestive Issues and Vitamin K, with Beverly Meyer

Welcome! My guest today is Beverly Meyer, who has been an alternative health patient since the 1970’s. She has tried many different modalities to treat anxiety, adrenal disorders, digestive issues, and numerous autoimmune disorders. Beverly has dedicated her life to studying and finding answers and now helps many clients find their way to a better diet and better health. She has fascinating information to share! Much of what Beverly teaches her clients stems from the research and findings of Dr. Weston Price, a dentist who practiced in the early 20th century. He made predictions about how food trends would affect future generations, even down to bone structure! Beverly discusses the following: All over the world, when people resorted to eating foods that weren’t native and natural, it has resulted in profound changes. Humans weren’t meant to eat grains, which are the seeds of grasses meant for grazing animals. From her experience, EVERYONE has some sort of gluten allergy, but some are much more severe than others. Many bone structure changes over generations can be attributed to diets lacking in vitamins, especially vitamin D and K. The link between vitamins D and K and calcium absorption can be clearly seen in human facial bone structure! There are ways to ensure proper amounts of necessary vitamins and minerals. Listen to Beverly’s tips for further information! It’s important to GET the proper nutrients, but also to live a lifestyle that utilizes them for maximum absorption. Vegetables should be steamed/cooked for maximum nutrition, as opposed to eating them mainly raw. Chronic illnesses disappear when drastic diet changes take place.

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