VITAMIN D TO COMBAT ALZHEIMER’S?
A study performed at the University of California, Berkley found a combination of Vitamin D3 and Curcumin effectively combine to stimulate the immune system to encourage macrophages to clear amyloid plaques, which are implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. To minimize risk of developing Alzheimer’s, consider safe (non-burning) sun exposure or Vitamin D supplements to increase Vitamin D levels and add curcumin to your daily diet or supplement regime.
VITAMIN A TO PROTECT FROM SKIN DAMAGE
Vitamin A can help protect the skin from sun damage. 50,000 IU’s taken 2 days before sun exposure can significantly increase the time before skin turns pink. Large doses of Vitamin A should only be taken for short periods of time to avoid toxicity. To help skin cells heal when exposed to sun, consider taking Vitamin A before or after exposure.
ROSEMARY AND MEMORY
New studies show that consuming small doses of the herb “Rosemary” in food, or even smelling the essential oil of Rosemary, significantly increases memory and recall. The ancient Greeks put sprigs of Rosemary in their hair at test time to improve memory function. To maximize memory, consider using Rosemary in food, or sniff the oil or plant for instant memory enhancement!
PERFECT WORLD FOR CANCER
Since both bad bacteria and cancer thrive in an acid environment, test your own acid/alkaline balance in saliva and urine with over the counter p.H. strips. Optimal ranges are between 6.5 and 7.5 taken first thing in the morning before breakfast. If measurements are out of range, consider decreasing starchy carbs, sugar, meats and dairy and increasing whole, organic fruits and veggies. Also, increasing oxygenation through moderate daily exercise supports a more alkaline system.