NCI Well Connect
July 16, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a study in Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that whey protein supplementation seems to improve body weight, total fat mass, and some cardiovascular disease risk factors in overweight and obese patients?

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
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Another MVM Study Gone Bad
Bonnie and Steve: The latest meta-analysis study to report on the effects of multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplementation on the the human population, fromCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association publication, was hardly surprising; no cardiovascular harm, but no improvement.

For the umpteenth time, we must explain why a meta-analysis is not an optimal way to evaluate dietary supplements. 

At least they did not use studies examining sick and very old subjects this time.
  • The researchers looked at 3,249 studies and settled on only 18 for their study.
  • Not one of the 18 studies used the same MVM supplement. In fact, only 5 studies specified the dose and type of supplement used. What?!
  • The researchers should not have even considered the supplements MVMs in many of the studies, because some only contained as little as three vitamins/minerals.
  • They excluded case series or case-control studies, which are considered the best for complementary and alternative medicine trials.
  • The mean age of participants were 57.8 years. Looking at younger populations is always more desirable.

While they concluded that "MVM supplement use does not improve cardiovascular outcomes," here's the funny thing. In the discussion section of the study, the authors state "MVM supplements were associated with a slightly lower risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) incidence in the overall analysis."

 

The researchers used the obligatory explanation that confounding factors deem it not significant enough to establish causation. Translation: they want to show MVM has no benefit so they used as many excuses as possible to get to that conclusion.


The study is meaningless and will only lead to further confusion as the media shoves intentionally pithy, misleading headlines down our throats.

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  1. Methylation
  2. Vitamins and Minerals
  3. Detoxification
  4. Weight Management
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  7. Immune Health
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Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Steve: Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously.

Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many of our clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals (i.e., mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic), hormone-disrupting chemicals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

A recent study from Age and Ageing, showed that healthy subjects whose sauna use averaged 4 to 7 times per week were 66% less likely to develop dementia at 20-year follow-up than those who used a sauna once a week. In addition, they had a 65% risk reduction for Alzheimer's Disease.

Recent studies in JAMA Internal Medicine and American Journal of Hypertension found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and all-cause mortality.

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Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
 
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Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
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