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  2. Vitamin K2: Are You Consuming Enough? Did you know that vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 are different types of vitamin K? Before 2006, the USDA didn’t even distinguish K1 from K2 in foods, (1) but vitamin K2 plays important roles in our bodies—and you might not be getting enough. Read on to learn the difference between K1 and K2, the benefits of vitamin K2, and how to incorporate K2-rich foods into your diet. On a nutrition label, vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 are both simply listed as vitamin K, even though our bodies don’t treat them identically. Vitamin K1 and K2 share the same chemical ring structure but have varying side chain lengths. (2) Vitamin K1, found in vegetables like leafy greens, has a monounsaturated tail with four carbon groups. Vitamin K2 forms have polyunsaturated tails with anywhere from four to 11 carbon groups and are called menaquinones, MK-4 through MK-11. MK-4 is found mostly from animal sources, while fermented vegetables are the main source of MK-7. Vitamin K is a cofactor of the enzyme vitamin K carboxylase. In short, vitamin K helps add a carbon dioxide to a protein, giving it a negative charge and thereby allowing it to bind to positively charged calcium. Vitamin K1 is preferentially used by the liver to activate blood-clotting proteins. The “K” originally stood for “koagulation.” Vitamin K2, on the other hand, is primarily used in other tissues to ensure that calcium is deposited where it should be, such as bone and cartilage, and to prevent calcium from accumulating where it shouldn’t, like blood vessels and kidneys. Vitamin K2 MK-4: Special preference in animals Humans appear to have a unique preference for MK-4. All animals convert every type of vitamin K into vitamin K2 MK-4. The human placenta preferentially transports MK-4 over vitamin K1 across it, (3) and mammary tissue is the most efficient human tissue at converting vitamin Ks to MK-4, (4) further demonstrating its importance for humans. Health benefits of vitamin K2 Heart disease In blood vessels, three vitamin K-dependent proteins, matrix Gla protein (MGP), Gas6, and protein S, help prevent calcification and inflammation. (5, 6) It should follow, then, that vitamin K intake decreases heart disease risk. The Rotterdam study found that in men followed for more than 15 years, the highest intake of vitamin K2 was associated with lower risks of severe aortic calcification, cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease mortality. (7) Vitamin K1 content, however, had no association with heart disease risk, despite its intake being 10 times greater than that of K2. The many hidden health benefits of vitamin K2.: The EPIC-NL cohort study with a follow-up of eight years showed that vitamin K2 intake in women was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease in a dose-dependent manner, meaning that every 10 micrograms/day consumed provided additional benefit. (8) Another study on postmenopausal women found that vitamin K2 intake was associated with decreased coronary calcification. (9) Again, vitamin K1 intake did not correlate with cardiovascular measures. Bone health Vitamin K-dependent osteocalcin binds calcium to deposit in bone. MGP limits the sizes of calcium phosphate crystals to properly fit them into the bone matrix. (10) Because bone is constantly being formed and resorbed throughout our lives, adequate vitamin K intake is necessary for bone health. Japanese postmenopausal women who consumed the most natto, the richest food source of vitamin K2, had less bone loss over time. (11) In a three-year RCT, 180 micrograms/day of vitamin K2 MK-7 helped mitigate postmenopausal bone loss over placebo. (12) Other RCTs either included pharmacologically high doses of vitamin K2 that would be impossible to obtain normally in a diet or were too short in duration. In one year, only 5 to 10 percent of bone is renewed in adults. (13) Therefore, shorter RCTs may not uncover the beneficial skeletal effects of vitamin K2. Kidney health Our kidneys have high concentrations of vitamin K2, which is used to activate MGP to remove calcium and prevent kidney stones from developing. (14) Patients on hemodialysis are vitamin K-deficient. (15) Recent studies showed that patients who consumed more vitamin K spent less time on dialysis (16) and that patients who consumed more K while on dialysis had improved survival. (17) Brain health A vast majority of the vitamin K found in the human brain is vitamin K2. (14) Furthermore, vitamin K2 is specifically concentrated to be higher in myelinated regions, while vitamin K1 is more randomly distributed. (18) Vitamin K2 correlates with lipids in the brain called sulfatides, (19) and the decline of both is associated with age-related neurological degeneration. (20) Sulfatide levels in early Alzheimer’s patients are up to 93 percent lower than in healthy patients. (21, 22) Preventing cancer The EPIC-Heidelberg study followed more than 25,000 participants for eight to 10 years. (23, 24) Dietary intake of vitamin K2 was inversely associated with overall cancer risk in men but not women. Specifically, both prostate (male only) and lung cancers were reduced in those who consumed the highest levels of vitamin K2. When these two cancer types were removed from the analysis, vitamin K2 intake still correlated with lower overall cancer risk. Anticarcinogenic effects of vitamin K2 have been repeatedly demonstrated in cancer cell lines and are often attributed to menaquinones’ ability to regulate gene expression. (25) Vitamin K2 in cell experiments induced cell death and/or inhibited the growth of breast, prostate, liver, colon, bladder, and ovarian cancers. (26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32) Insulin sensitivity When bone is resorbed, vitamin K-dependent osteocalcin is released into the serum in an undercarboxylated form. (33) Here, osteocalcin acts like a hormone on many tissues to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose. (34, 35) In mice with metabolic syndrome, vitamin K2 treatment normalized blood glucose and also reduced anxiety and depression. (36) Furthermore, higher intake of vitamin K2, but NOT of vitamin K1, was associated with a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, which usually includes insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels. (37) The benefits of vitamin K2 are myriad and extend well beyond this article, including dental health, growth and development, and healthy skin. Can’t we just consume lots of vitamin K1? As mentioned earlier, animals do have the ability to convert vitamin K1 to vitamin K2 MK-4, but the conversion rates vary widely. (38, 39) In humans, the conversion rate is relatively unknown. Regardless, most people are deficient in vitamin K, hence infants in the United States are given a shot of vitamin K1 at birth to aid blood clotting. Furthermore, many drugs inhibit the conversion of vitamin K1 to K2, including cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins), osteoporosis drugs (alendronate, zoledronate), and blood thinners (warfarin). From the studies reviewed above, it’s clear that vitamin K2 intake itself is associated with many health benefits, regardless of vitamin K1 intake. Therefore, I wouldn’t rely solely on vitamin K1 intake to maintain healthy K2 status. Foods high in vitamin K2 Foods that are rich in vitamin K2 include: natto, fermented soy goose liver cheese egg yolks dark chicken meat butter I supply this list with a huge caveat—the source of the food means everything. Grass-fed cows yield higher K2 in milk and butter than grain-fed cows. Cheeses vary, as the vitamin K2 depends on what the cheese cultures produce. The same goes for fermented foods. For example, the bacteria used in making natto produce lots of MK-7 vitamin K2. Vitamin K synergies Vitamin K2, as with other vitamins and minerals, is best consumed as part of a nutrient-dense, whole-foods diet. Because vitamin K is fat soluble, it must be eaten with fat for best absorption. (40) Vitamins A and D are both activated by vitamin K2, allowing them to bind calcium to do their jobs. Weston A. Price in the 1940s was the first to discover the synergy of these three vitamins, although at the time he referred to vitamin K2 as “Activator X,” since its true identity was unknown until 2007. He used a combination of cod liver oil, rich in vitamins A and D, and butter oil, rich in vitamin K2, to treat a variety of modern diseases. Magnesium intake is also important. Vitamins A and D induce gene expression, which is dependent on magnesium. Because processed foods contain very little, if any, magnesium, many people are deficient. If you are struggling to obtain enough vitamin K2 as part of a Paleo diet, I recommend this supplement from Thorne. It should be consumed with a high-fat meal for best absorption. And for even more information on vitamin K2, check out Chris Masterjohn’s Ultimate Vitamin K2 Resource, with an extensive searchable database for vitamin K2 contents of food at the end.
  5. INCREASE THE DOSE ! Many psychotropic drugs prescribed for psychiatric diagnoses such as: depression, bi-polar, manic, manic depression, schizophrenia, etc., are designed to elevate neurotransmitters such as serotonin. Although serotonin is a necessary neurotransmitter for normal brain function, elevated levels are not beneficial. Serotonergic agents are those that elevate serotonin levels or disrupt its breakdown and have a long list of terrible side-effects including, but not limited to: diabetes, weight gain, irritability, depression, suicidal thoughts, and violence. The Establishment seems to be creating the very diseases they are supposedly treating. The list of diseases in which serotonin is elevated includes: schizophrenia, mongoloidism, and Alzheimer’s. Other psychiatric drugs produce Tardive Dyskinesia which produces wild, dyscoordinated gesticulations, drooling, and permanent neurological damage. What does the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) say to do? INCREASE THE DOSE! Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprophen and acetaminophen, actually suppress the chondrocytes’ (cells that make cartilage) ability to produce cartilage, thereby worsening arthritis. Actually most drugs, if taken long enough, will cause or worsen the actual condition for which they had originally been prescribed. Another example is diuretics, commonly prescribed for high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, cause the kidneys to excrete more fluid. Unfortunately, long-term diuretic use causes kidney damage, thereby putting more stress on the heart and often raising blood pressure or contributing to congestive heart failure. Statins, cholesterol lowering medications, interfere with the production of essential Co enzyme Q-10, necessary for muscular function (particularly the heart). Despite the fact that these drugs have not been determined to increase life expectancy and that approximately 30% of the patients taking them will experience muscle weakness or other associated musculoskeletal problems, they continue to be prescribed. Again, quite often “the answer” is to simply increase the dose of the drug which of course will soon worsen the problem. Another example is the use of Haldol, a psychiatric medication that causes Tardive Dyskinesia (uncontrollable dyscoordinated movements). What is the protocol (according to The Physicians Desk Reference”)? Once again, INCREASE THE DOSE! Through the mastery of marketing they persist in an image, portraying themselves as being “in search of” the causes and the cures for countless diseases. Expendable as we appear to be, they seem to have created the perception that pharmaceuticals are the answers to the woes of health, and that those who are dying in ever increasing numbers from the ravages of degenerative disease are “dying in the fight to find the answers.” Although medicine is winning a few highly publicized battles, it is rapidly losing the war on degenerative disease because the only answer that is acceptable to the establishment is a patentable drug. Many of us have been conditioned from birth to believe that government and “big business” have our interests at heart. We Americans live in the “Greatest Country in the World,” so we are told, and it feels good to believe that we are safe and looked after by our system. It feels good to believe that integrity remains strong in our culture, especially when it comes to the care of the health of our citizens, young and old. The reality is that integrity does reign supreme in the hearts of the majority of those involved in the health care system. Unfortunately, those at the bottom and middle rungs of the ladder, including our doctors, do not make the policies governing the dissemination of vital information which determines the quality of our lives. Most doctors within the system are well intentioned, yet simply unaware of the magnitude of censorship from above. Drugs Gone Wild! The following examples are provided to illustrate the lunacy of the products and protocols being marketed or strong-armed to us in the name of “modern health care” and well being. I use the term strong-armed due to the fact that many patients have been threatened dismissal from their doctors’ “care,” should they not agree with or fail to follow the drug protocol as recommended. In addition, due to the relentless bombardment of pharmaceutical ads and the medical community’s support of most drugs being approved, it is very difficult for the patient to consciously withstand “the system,” short of resigning from the system entirely. In regard to the lunacy, for example, statins, widely used cardiovascular (heart) pharmaceuticals will lower cholesterol levels, but have not been proven to add one day to life expectancy. To think about it, why would one attempt to raise or lower the level of any substance within the body while risking numerous side effects that may reduce the quality of life, if that endeavor promises not to yield a single extra day of life? They have numerous side effects such as musculoskeletal pains and weakness. Dr. Bruce West states that statins also reduce the levels of Coenzyme Q-10, A VITAL HEART AND MUSCLE NUTRIENT which is essential to the function of all muscles and to life itself! By the way, the company that produced Lipitor, a commonly prescribed statin, knew this, and even patented a Lipitor/Co Enzyme Q-10 formula that was never released. The over-prescribing of antibiotics has created “super bugs” that are increasingly resistant to treatment. Antibiotics also commonly create secondary diseases such as fungal overgrowth (yeast infections). Furthermore, antibiotics will often indiscriminately destroy the “friendly bacteria” which normally inhabit our lower digestive tract. These bacteria are essential to our health as they are not only the natural enemies of the pathogenic (disease-causing bacteria and fungi), but produce essential B vitamins, break down certain complex carbohydrates for numerous uses, and produce vitamin K essential for blood clotting. In reality, VIRTUALLY EVERY DRUG, IF TAKEN LONG ENOUGH WILL CAUSE THE VERY DISEASE FOR WHICH IT IS PRESCRIBED! As mentioned, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as those mentioned above, destroy the chondrocytes’ (cartilage building cells) ability to function and will over time reduce the amount of cartilage your body is able to produce, thereby worsening arthritis and will lead to further joint destruction!
  6. Obama made it OK for all grains to be sprayed with arsenic and round up. So you can only eat imported basmati rice. Luckily its cheap. Brown rice is more dangerous, since the rice shell holds more chemicals. This is so the mice will die, while its in storage. So instead, you get poisoned slowly...
  7. need TE x 10.   Thanks  John 1621

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  8. Soak beast in lemon jiuce, over night, and make sure you add lemon zest from the rind when cooking. Mushroom soup and chicken are a great blend. Peanut butter goes really well with chicken.Like Thai recipe from California PiZZa kitchen. Nice added calories with fish sauce, celantro, cayene, peanut sauce, lime,,basil, and its really great when mix in brocolli. Honey mustard mayo .Adjust these 3 ingredient to your preference. On almost finished beast, add bacon bits, barbecue sauce, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese utnil melted. Really friggen good, over basmati rice....Remember , that is the only safe kind of rice in the USA Cut up chicken into 1" squares, and add fajita or taco seasoning and make your own burritos. Also look up copy cat, for KFC spices ingredients. I add them to crushed oat flakes and flour mix, with just a little oil in pan.
  9. phenol sulfo transferase-P (PST-P), is an important component of liver detoxification pathways . This is broken on her. Treatment: take glycine, topical epsom salt cream, natural vitamin A (cod liver oil), and vitamin K2 to help sulphuroxidization. • Avoid to inhibit PST by avoiding chocolate, bananas, orange juice, vanillin, and food colorants such as tartrazine, cheese (tyramine), apple juice citrus fruit juices, and paracetamol (Tylenol™). Many coloring materials, whether of natural or synthetic origin, possess phenolic groupings. Phenol, an organic compound, has other names such as hydroxybenzene. Compounds such as flavonoids (red wine and citrus fruits), aged cheese, beers, and strong odors inhibit PST It should be noted that many multivitamin supplements, grapeseed extract, Pycnogenol™, Quercetin, and other antioxidants contain high amounts of flavonoids. One can also try a salicylate free diet such as the failsafe diet (see for example Salicylates block pst too and cause problems on its own. Make sure to watch that your beauty and bath products don’t contain salicylates (e.g. buy cleure products) especially your toothpaste (no mint etc) check for products free of salicylates.More sulfate• Sulfate is the most oxidized form of sulfur. It doesn’t need to be oxidized any more, so supplementing or bathing in sulfate supplies what is lacking because of the body’s inability to oxidize the sulfur in foods. Epsom salts one may supply both the minerals and the sulfate needed to detoxify phenols and other metabolites. You can put them in your bath or make your own Epsom salt cream (for a recipe see
  10. Typically, if you dont have a sulfur smell with asparagus, it mean your sulfur detox pathway is broken in the liver...NOt good.
  11. Best way to stay big and get cut? Try these out... Eat the right type of foods A good diet is one of the most important parts of this process. Some foods simply work better at helping you lose fat while maintaining a healthy intake of nutrients and calories you need to function properly. Here is a list of 7 foods to keep you full and prevent you from holding too much water and waste in the body at the same time. Avocados – Avocados contain a lot of fibre and healthy fats which keep you full, maintain your testosterone levels high and enable you to lose stomach fat. Remember, there are different kinds of fat, and not all of them are bad for you. Peanut Butter – peanuts are an excellent source of healthy fats, and they can keep you full for a long time. Combined with some fruits, a natural variant of peanut butter can be a tasty and healthy snack. Stay away from the regular kinds of peanut butter because they contain a lot of processed ingredients. Find a natural store to grind them for you without the sugar. Dark Chocolate – Contrary to popular belief, chocolate can be helpful in the process of losing fat, which doesn’t mean you should stuff yourself with it. A little bit every day will give your body a decent intake of antioxidants. Sea salted is great! Green Tea – Research has shown many times that green tea can be a powerful and inexpensive tool for fat loss. It contains a lot of antioxidants and it supports your metabolism. Cinnamon – Cinnamon is another great source of antioxidants which stabilize your blood sugar levels and improves your insulin sensitivity. And it can be a great addition to your favorite foods! Yogurt – Choose a sugar-free type that has a lot of probiotics (greek yogurt is a good option) and mix it with pieces of your favorite fruit. It’s both tasty and helpful at fat burning! Lean Protein – Meats containing lean protein include chicken, salmon and white turkey meat, to name a few. The best part about them is that the body burns around 30% of the calories they contain just from the process of their digestion, and they will still keep you full for a long time. Simple ideal ratios to be cut depend on your body type. As a basic design, try to do 1 g protien and .5 carb per lb bodyweight, and rest of calories from good fats. On average a 200 lb guy need 2700 cals to grow .More is better. Non athletic men need around 1800 for basic metabolism, at 200 lbs. (trying to make this easy) comparison.
  12. Do they even lift?
  13. I really like alpha lipoic acid 200 mg 3 x day for blood sugar and kidney protection. But its downside is it decreases IGF a bit, so some GH or analogue would be useful.