NCI Well Connect: May 9, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to a study from last week's BMJ, medical error should be the third leading cause of death in the United States behind cancer and heart disease? According to Johns Hopkins researchers, shortcomings in the Center for Disease Control's tracking vital statistics keep the problem out of the public eye.

Why is this not a major public health issue? Because the money the medical industry stands to lose if the public knew would be gargantuan.

Here's a tip. Until this issue is remedied, be extremely cautious addressing health issues via procedure or medication. Practice prevention as much as possible.

If you do need a procedure or medication, check labels, dosages, side effects, and have an advocate to help you at the hospital if you have to be admitted.

School's out soon. Snowbirds are back from their winter habitats. Great time for you and your family to get your diet and lifestyle in order by visiting us.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
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Study Supports Calcium's Safety
Bonnie and Steve: Over the last few years, calcium has been much maligned by allopathic medicine and the media. We have said all along that when it comes to calcium, one size does not fit all.

The most hypocritical part of the anti-calcium campaign is that the allopathic community is to blame for calcium's problems. For decades, doctors would blindly recommend 1500 mg. of calcium to anybody without taking into account their individual needs. Now after a few studies question the safety of calcium in high doses, the allopathic community abandoned calcium altogether. This is the worst thing they could have done

As we have said all along, there is an optimal dose of calcium, but it varies depending upon the individual.

A recent study may bring calcium back into the allopathic community's good graces. Research presented last month at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, involved 502,664 men and women with an average age of 58 years. After 7 years of follow-up, there were no associations between the use of calcium supplements and risk of incident hospital admission with ischemic heart disease, any cardiovascular event, or death versus those with no calcium supplementation intake.

While we are encouraged by this study, we still stick with our belief that for most individuals, between 250 mg. and 800 mg. supplemental calcium is considered the "safe zone". Finally, supplemental calcium must always be accompanied by vitamin D3 and magnesium glycinate.
New Genetic Test for Vitamin A & D Absorption

Bonnie and Steve: If one or more of these boxes are yellow or red, then you have genetic deficiencies that may impair your ability to break down and move toxins from your body, as well as absorb vitamins A & D. The great thing is that you can prevent impairment with diet, lifestyle, and nutrient modification.

For example, if you cannot adequately convert Beta Carotene from food into absorbable vitamin A (retinol), this greatly increases your risk for the eye disease Macular Degeneration. Food and supplement modification addresses this issue.

The graphic on top is the methylation cycle. The bottom graphic is genes associated with vitamins A & D. If you have not done your 23andMe genetic test, yet, what are you waiting for?

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This comes in handy for those living in parts of the country where the height of tree pollen, mold, and grass pollen allergy seasons are upon us.

Our Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan is an incredible resource that not only explains in layman's terms the difference between allergy and intolerance, but offers steps you can take to minimize your symptoms without medication.

We are especially proud of the replacement lists for foods that cross-react with tree pollen, mold, ragweed, and grass pollen.

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