Fri, 8 March 2013
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 years
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.
Publisher's Press Release
Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life
Are you taking calcium or vitamin D? This news could save your life. Millions of people take calcium and vitamin D supplements for bone health, but recent research shows that this can actually increase the risk of heart attack and stroke as the added calcium builds up in arteries.
Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life is the revealing new book that explains the secret to keeping bones strong and arteries clear with vitamin K2, a little-known super-nutrient that humans once thrived on and that has been ignored by scientists for almost 70 years.
Written by Dr. Kate Rhéaume-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 osteoporosis, heart disease, prostate cancer, liver cancer, diabetes, wrinkles, obesity, varicose veins, and other ailments.
Table of Contents
Why you need to read this book, whether or not you take calcium supplements 4
Osteoporosis: Calcium deficiency 5
Atherosclerosis: Calcium excess 8
Why vitamin D won't save us from the Calcium Paradox 10
How vitamin K2 comes to the rescue 12
The calcium cycle of life 18
We all need more: Vitamin K2 deficiency is widespread 19
Chapter 2: The Undiscovery and Rediscovery of Vitamin K2 23
A brief history of vitamin K: A tale of two nutrients 24
The mysterious activator X 27
Finally understanding vitamin K2 after 70 years: What it is and isn't 39
Vitamin K1: Greens and clotting 41
Vitamin K1 deficiency is rare and obvious 43
Vitamin K2: Animal fat and calcium metabolism 44
Vitamin K2 deficiency is common and invisible 45
Vitamin K2: A new essential nutrient 47
Chapter 3 – How Much Vitamin K2 Do We Need, and How Do We Get It? 49
The lack of vitamin K2 in our diet: What went wrong? 50
The grass-fed vitamin 53
The pastured egg hunt 56
Ghee and butter oil from grass-fed cows 61
Yet another reason to avoid trans fat 63
Two types of vitamin K2 65
Natto, the slimy superfood 69
Recommended vitamin K2 intake 74
Vitamin K2 from supplements 76
Vitamin K2: Friend or foe of blood-thinning medications? 80
Chapter 4: Vitamin K2: The Ultimate Antiaging Vitamin 85
The triage theory of aging 86
Vitamin K2 for heart health 89
Rethinking cholesterol 90
Atherosclerosis: Plaque accumulation 92
What really causes heart disease? 95
Vitamin K2 trumps K1 for heart health 96
You can reverse heart disease 97
How much is enough? 100
Even more evidence for vitamin K2 and heart health 100
Vitamin D deficiency: Another risk factor for cardiovascular disease 102
Vitamin K2: Building better bones 102
The renovation of you 103
Calcium alone is not enough 104
Vitamin K2: The missing link for bone health 106
Testing for your vitamin K2 levels 109
Vitamin K2 for Alzheimer's disease 110
Vitamin K2 for wrinkle prevention 114
The way we were 115
Vitamin K2 for healthy veins 117
Aging well with vitamin K2 119
Chapter 5: Even More Health Benefits of Vitamin K2 121
Vitamin K2 for diabetes 122
Vitamin K2 for arthritis 126
K2 for brain and neurologic health 127
Vitamin K2 for cancer prevention 129
Vitamin K2 for kidney disease 137
Vitamin K2 for fertility 138
Vitamin K2 for normal facial development 140
Vitamin K2 for easier labor 147
Vitamin K2 for strong bones 150
Vitamin K2 for dental health 151
Anatomy of a tooth 152
Chapter 6: Measuring Your Vitamin K2 Levels 161
Undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) tests 163
Bone density scanning 168
Tracking your plaque 172
Chapter 7: Vitamins K2, A and D: Better Together 181
A, D and K2: A balancing act 182
Understanding vitamin A 185
Understanding vitamin D 204
Are vitamins A and D hormones? 219
What about vitamin E? 221
Chapter 8: Toward a New Definition of Nutritious 225
Defining a healthy diet 229
A whole grain of truth 230
Calcium and magnesium 233
Direct download: 15_BDNowPodcastEpisode015Kate_Rheaume-Bleue_Vitamin_K2_and_the_Calcium_Paradox.mp3
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Fri, 1 March 2013
BD Now! Podcast 014 David Lee Hoffman: Tea Explorer, Importer, and Popularizer, Expert in Soil Building and Sustainable living
ALL IN THIS TEA
Crusading American tea importer David Lee Hoffman supports China's endangered organic farmers by searching out fine, chemical-free teas for sale to the American quality tea market, a market of Mr Hoffman's creation.
Mr. Hoffman, who has been called the Indiana Jones of tea, may be the ultimate do-it-yourselfer. But the county has issues with the 30 or so structures he has built over the years.
"My love of the planet is greater than my fear of the law" David Lee Hoffman
He's been called "The Indiana Jones of Tea" by nothing less than The New York Times, more accurately, though, he's the best candidate I've seen for the title of "The Worlds Most Interesting Man."
Here's just a few of his qualifications for that title:
As a young man, invented a unique sonic cleaning system for cleaning valueable ancient textiles, artifacts and fine art that is used to this day by major museums
Spent over 10 years as a consciencous objecter wandering over 100 countries
He was amongst the first Americans to visit the remote Tibetan kingdom of Dolpo.
In the early 1960s, Hoffman befriended the Dalai Lama while living in Dharamshala, India. Several Tibetan monks have contributed to the construction and creation of Hoffman's eastern-inspired sustainable research center in Lagunitas, California, which he calls "The Last Resort".
Met and became a friend of His Holiness, the Dali Lama while living in Dharamshala, India
Started the first quality tea companies in America and pretty much started the modern Tea Movement in the US, single handed finding quality artisinal organic teas in remote areas of China (well before China loosened up), importating them in the US and then conducting 'tea tastings' across the country promoting knowledge of team among Americans and awakening many of today's tea gurus to the wonders of quality tea
He became known in China as the “the American Pu-erh Tea King"
Sold his tea company and started growing heirloom grains and doing artisinal baking.
Started a new tea company for which he hunts for teas, imports and sell wholesale and direct over the internet
He is the subject of filmmaker Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht’s 2007 documentary All In This Tea
As an architect he designed and continues to build THE LAST RESORT, an environmental model of sustainable and harmonious living that attempts to assimilate both natural methods from the past with modern know-how to create a living system that effectively demonstrates possibilities of thriving in a non-polluting healthy environment. Its mission is to discover and perfect practical low-cost sustainable methods for waste management, water re-use, and food security.
Was trained by acrobats from Circques Sole on how to safely install tiles on the highest roof
Several Tibetan monks contributed to the construction and creation of "The Last Resort"
Probably the the most interesting: Marin County wants over $200,000 from David Lee Hoffman right now to pay for 40 years of failing to get permits for his projects - - or licensing for his tea businesses
Direct download: 14_BDNowPodcastEpisode014DAVIDLEEHOFFMANteaexplorer.mp3
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