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Stop the Vitamin Obsession!!!

Posted on 2nd April 2021 by admin

Vitamins

Are you taking vitamins for absolutely no reason well that’s the topic of this week’s Wednesday check-up hit that intro odds are you’re probably wasting your money if you’re taking a supplement here’s why I just partnered with the American Osteopathic Association to conduct a Harris Poll where we found that 86% of Americans are taking a vitamin or supplement and only about 20% actually tested positive for nutritional deficiency now this confirms something I’ve known in my heart all along that people are taking these supplements unnecessarily where does this craze come from I think this obsession with vitamins comes from the constant need to improve our performance this unrealistic body image that’s pushed on us everywhere I mean if you just go on Instagram the unrealistic figures that people have is crazy to me most of it is plastic surgery Photoshop or face tune or maybe sometimes performance-enhancing drugs but what marketers do is they prey on your insecurities they sell you products with unproven claims I mean how many times have you seen boost your immune system build muscle fast abs six hours of continuous energy on a label this happens all the time and I have a serious problem with that what upsets me most is when I see health professionals transform into i ka experts the epidemic of the I know all experts there are too many of these experts out there claiming to have all of the answers when the rest of the scientific community has questions while I agree with this guy there are certain instances where evidence shows that vitamin supplementation is beneficial if your doctor tells you you have very low levels of vitamin D it makes sense to supplement if you have a chronic health condition like a malabsorption syndrome where you can’t actively absorb vitamins it’ll also make sense to take one in pregnancy or if you’re even thinking about getting pregnant I recommend to my patients to take a prenatal supplement and if you’re following a restrictive diet I’m talking to you vegans out there I also do recommend and supplementation in that case hold on hold on hold on hold on czar you don’t have one of these health conditions odds are your doctor didn’t tell you to be taking a supplement so let’s get into it and talk about the harms of taking these first of all most vitamins have minimal proof if any of benefit you’re spending money but for what I guess if you really want expensive urine vitamins really give you this false reassurance where you may say oh I don’t eat these vegetables I’m gonna take a multivitamin it doesn’t work that way you’re better off spending your time and effort on changing your lifestyle in other meaningful ways surprisingly some supplements have even been shown to decrease the effectiveness of very common medications like insulin or xanax you have to be really careful it’s pretty rare to get a toxicity of water soluble vitamins but for fat soluble vitamins Deka you can get yourself into trouble with toxicity because they can build up in your fat stores the biggest risk when it comes to taking vitamins is the unknown I know that sounds kind of funny it actually sounds like a movie title no no in all seriousness the FDA does not check this companies don’t need to prove the safety or effectiveness of the product that they’re selling I can right now create a supplement sitting right here pour it into little capsules go and sell it in the store and it’s perfectly legal consumer lab has done testing and found that the ingredients inside many supplements don’t match what’s said on the label proprietary blends of weight-loss formulas have been found to be toxic to the liver and some scary articles have been coming out showing taking high doses of certain vitamins increases risks of cancer my bottom line when it comes to vitamins is if your doctor recommended them for you where you have a medical necessity continue taking them but if you want to take them just to stay healthy or you’re having some kind of symptom that you’re ready to blame on a vitamin deficiency talk to your doctor first because that’s usually not the case and as any honest doctor will tell you while we know a lot about vitamins there’s a lot more that we don’t know so anyone claiming to have all the answers is usually full of it stay happy and healthy.

 

 

 

Benefits of Moringa: A Nutritional Powerhouse

Posted on 31st March 2021 by admin

The Miracle Tree.

Today my video is about a sacred ancient healing tree actually called Moringa [Music] starting off Moringa is really a broad-spectrum antioxidant superfood the botanical name is Moringa oleifera and Ola fares basically means that it contains oils and it’s scientifically recognized as one of the most nutrient rich plants in the world so the Moringa tree originated in India and now it’s mostly found in Asian countries Pakistan Bangladesh Afghanistan Africa it’s grown in very tropical regions Florida and different areas around the world now because it has so many different healing properties it’s actually called the miracle tree the drumstick tree the horseradish tree and the been oil tree or the benzoyl tree from the oil that you get it’s a very high quality oil that you get from pressing the seeds of the moringa pods so this Wonder tree basically is amazing because it’s one of the only plants or trees that everything can be used the roots the stems the leaves the seeds the pods the resin the flowers they’re all considered healing herbs and use for different modalities or different symptoms in Ayurvedic which is the traditional Indian healing system and inany which is the traditional Middle Eastern healing system as well as folk medicine ancient folk medicine as a matter of fact Moringa has been mentioned in the annals of ayurvedic medicine and that’s one of the world’s oldest medical systems and in that it lists Moringa as a remedy for over 300 different health conditions negative health can do Asians so research has shown that the majority of the benefits come from the leaves of the Moringa plant and usually the leaves are the safest although there are different conditions that you can use the different parts for the leaves are also known to have one of the highest antioxidant potentials and also a very high protein content some of the antioxidant compounds that have been found in the leaves of the Moringa in addition to vitamin C and beta carotene are corseted and in core certain is a powerful antioxidant which supports normal blood pressure as well as Koller genic acid and that’s also found in high amounts in coffee and that also encourages normal function of the cardiovascular system and normal blood sugar levels after meals it’s Moringa is called a superfood because it has a high nutrient content has a lot of minerals had a lot of vitamins protein levels are high and people in countries have been taking Moringa every single day to supplement especially in countries that are nutrient deficient it has macro minerals it has trace minerals and it has minerals and nutrients and ingredients and also that helped you age more gracefully so I put together some amazing nutritional benefits about Moringa number one Moringa contains ten times the amount of vitamin C than oranges Moringa has three times the amount of vitamin A as carrots Moringa has more iron than spinach Moringa has three to four times the amount of calcium than milk Moringa has twice as much protein as yogurt or milk Moringa contains thirty compounds that supports inflamed taury responses within the systems now we are aware these days and the scientific research points to many different toxins causing inflammation and many negative health conditions that are started with some form of inflammation in the body and Moringa actually has 30 different compounds that can fight inflammation in the body it also has 46 types of antioxidants and over 92 nutrients Moringa leaves are approximately 25% protein which is extremely unique for a plant and Moringa contains all nine essential amino acids are gonna be histidine isoleucine leucine lysine methionine phenylalanine threonine tryptophan and valine but Moringa also contains 18 different amino acids and it’s considered to be a complete protein which is especially important for vegetarians or for vegans if they want to supplement with Moringa Moringa Moringa is extremely popular all throughout Europe and all throughout Asia and a lot more popular in different parts of the world than it is in the United States but it is growing popularity here in the United States as well Moringa contains vitamins A which is beta carotene it has b1 as b2 b3 choline vitamin C like I mentioned earlier vitamin E and it actually has vitamin K in it as well which a lot of people are deficient in vitamin D and vitamin K Moringa also provides substantial levels of calcium copper which most people are deficient in manganese iron it’s a plant based iron magnesium phosphorus selenium another mineral that most people are highly deficient in including iodine as well potassium sulfur zinc chlorophyll and omega fatty acids omega-3 omega-6 and omega-9 an interesting fact is that Moringa contains more potassium than bananas or potatoes Moringa contains beneficial macro minerals and trace minerals Moringa also contains a powerful antioxidant Xia tton it’s called Xia tans ee atin and that’s a plant hormone that can help slow the aging process it’s Moringa is highly nutritious and helps treat malnutrition like I said in many countries because it’s a very cost effective way especially in Africa that can be used by the villagers for their babies to provide the full spectrum of nutrients and proteins for people that might be malnourished it helps athletes now that are using Moringa from around the world and athletes that are competing in endurance sports that are looking for better performance that are looking for additional protein plant-based proteins vitamins minerals etc are using and turning to Moringa as a source and studies have also shown that it helps and potentiates faster recovery times from exercise there’s been numerous studies around the positive health benefits of Moringa it is which I’m going to go over studies that show that Moringa protects the liver it helps stomach disorders that attacks harmful organisms in your body supports brain improves bone health boosts immunity it has immuno suppressive properties it protects the cardiovascular system it helps with blood sugar it encourages breathing better breathing supports kidney function helps with fluid balance promotes helps promote normal blood sugar levels and it helps support healthy skin and nails it’s been around a long time so there’s lots of benefits for Moringa now you can go to Google Scholar actually which will limit your search results to research study scientific journals and the kind of resources that you can look up for Moringa or any herb for that matter and look at the therapeutic benefits and the botanical uses and see for yourself what the research says I always recommend that you go do your own research so one of the things that we touched on a little bit earlier I touched on is Moringa as an antioxidant oxidants are toxins that cause damage to the cells or damage to the tissues and antioxidants are natural compounds that reduce the toxic effect or the oxidation effect and Moringa is is actually classified as an antioxidant and one of the studies that was done in 2006 and that was published by Rutgers University they looked at a hundred and twenty species of vegetables for the overall nutritional content and concluded that the tremendous antioxidant content in Moringa placed it among the most promising species for its potential to improve health that was a study by Rutgers University another study some research that was done by phytotherapy research in 2006 said that Moringa provides a rich and rare combination of zia t’en for certain beta sitosterol Kemp Farrell all of those give it a lot of value for the heart deliver the kidneys and the immune system and these are those are just come antioxidant components that are contained in the Moringa plant and in 2014 the Asia Pacific Journal of cancer prevention published an article that scribe moringa as a plant with numerous health benefits owed largely to its antioxidant content those are just a few of the studies on the antioxidant ability of Moringa so we talked also about the inflammation reducing abilities of Moringa and Moringa for like irritation you know inflammation is just irritation if you think about your your tissues are going to be irritated by chemicals or toxins or toxic water or toxic air that you’re breathing in and in the majority of cases that I’ve studied over the years we see inflammation across the board in pretty much every single health condition you can imagine you know if you’re talking about headaches or you’re talking about joint pain you’re talking about diabetes it just it doesn’t matter there’s always some especially with gut health there’s always like some form of inflammation going on in the gut but one of the major benefits of antioxidants is that they soothe irritated tissue they kind of like help put out the fire so to speak so the system in your body and the systems the cells the tissues whatever kind of like at peace and they’re not overly excited or they’re not overly stimulated it’s like being in the red all the time is a major stressor on your body and overall health another thing that Moringa is really good for is controlling blood sugar and one of those health benefits is the way it promotes and helps you balance out your blood sugar and there’s been studies that have supported this you know most of these studies that I quote and most of the studies that are done on herbs or anything for that matter are animal studies so we’re most of the responses and the benefits that we get from people are just from people that have used the herb you know and they report the different types of benefits that they have although there was a 2010 study on 55 humans that reported Moringa leaf powder help promote favourable blood sugar levels as well as lipid levels and do your research on the amount of toxicity that sugar causes in the body these days and the amount of people coming down with diabetes coming down with fatty liver disease you know there’s we have an epidemic of sugar epidemic so Moringa has been known to help regulate your blood sugar levels and again what I’m talking about today please note that these all of these herbs and all of these substances are great to help you but the root cause is what we really want to address everybody has a self-healing mechanism in their body your body can heal itself from any condition and it’s the best thing you can do is avoid those toxins so even though we’re talking about all of the good health benefits of these the real solution is for you to avoid sugar for you to detoxify for you to drink clean water for you to eat organic foods for you to change your lifestyle and live in a toxin suppressed environment but getting back to the modern science reinforcing the traditional use there was also a 2013 animal study that was published in the International Journal of Science and Technology that reported that the folk use of Moringa for supporting healthy blood sugar levels is actually justified and again it has to do a lot of the research has to do with the antioxidants that are being discovered in the Moringa plant a 2015 article in molecular nutrition and food research identified the Moringa isothiocyanates as the calm the compound the main compound in the plant that contributes to the healthy blood sugar there’s not a lot of money that goes into research on all these things like far suitable companies and pharmaceutical drugs which are man-made toxic substitutes that basically cover up your symptoms have hundreds of millions of dollars put behind them most of these studies that are done on herbs or components of herbs are done by colleges universities independent research researchers that don’t really have a lot of money to put behind it which is a which is a shame and the reason why that is is who’s gonna fund the research on an herb if you can’t patent it you know because anything in nature is non-patentable so in other words there’s no money in it but over the years we’re accumulating more and more data in more and more research well I know one of the things that I really love about Moringa is how it supports the liver a couple of animal studies suggest it can help protect the liver from certain types of toxins and if you’ve listened to me before you know how strong I feel about toxins and the root cause of disease and the suppression of our own self-healing mechanism is caused by too many chemicals and toxins coming in and not enough coming out so there was a 2010 animal study in Brazil then looked at Moringa and cholesterol and now they understand the cholesterol homeostasis or balance is maintained in part by the liver so Moringa helps out by not letting the liver absorb so much cholesterol and increases the fecal excretion of cholesterol which you have good cholesterol and you have bad cholesterol your HDL and your LDL cholesterol the rule of thumb is keep your highs high and your lows low so you don’t want high LDL cholesterol Moringa has also been found to be very effective for the kidneys and it helps flush toxins and deposits from the kidneys that was found in a 2006 study Moringa is great for the immune system in a 2015 animal study they reported that Moringa helps stimulate the immune system but I can tell you that one of the fastest ways to stimulate the immune system is to just eat healthy intermittent fasting you know not eating as much not eating is late at night Moringa has been shown to help the lungs in certain situations we talked about blood sugar but Moringa has also been known to help normalize blood pressure although blood pressure a lot of times has a lot to do with you being in a stressful state and you being in a sympathetic state instead of a parasympathetic state and if you don’t know what those are that’s just a state of calmness or a state of stress or anxiety meringue has been shown to have benefits for the brain which is very important in these days I mean so many people are complaining of you know forgetting things and and there’s so many nootropics out there right now for brain health and for memory there was actually a 2003 study published in the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology that reported that Moringa root extract has a favorable impact on neurotransmitters there’s also been a couple of positive results to suggest it has the potential to work as a nootropic which stimulates BDNF which is brain derived neurotrophic factor in other words it’s just a balance but also you know all these people are taking all these brain supplements but in reality your gut is what really controls the production of neurotransmitters in the brain and serotonin and dopamine and everything else so when everybody’s looking up here to try to fix this organ what they really should be fixing is the gut and they should be repairing their gut tissue because there’s a gut brain connection if you want to find out more about that just type in Google gut brain connection also as we age women and men action have difficulty with their sex life with their libido and moringa has been shown to help that as a matter of fact the Duke University study showed that having sex roughly two hundred times or more per year could increase your life span by six years now whether that’s in line with that what’s right for you or not that doesn’t matter but we do know that a healthy sex life is good for depression and many other things and although the exact reason is unclear scientists have found that Marengo reduces the stress hormone that causes male sexual dysfunction and that consuming moringa regularly can reduce this stress and actually increase sexual desire as well as encourage everything to be functioning right in the physical sense so scientists also found that Moringa contains saponins or saponin some people call them and that’s the chemical compound that enhances sex drive and levels of the sex hormone testosterone so some people have asked me how long does it take to start noticing the benefits of Moringa once I start taking it and people always want results right away but evaluating and looking and doing my research on it the standard amount of time that most people start feeling benefits is around three days with up to around three to four weeks so if you’re taking Moringa give it some time give it three to four weeks before you start noticing thing any type of benefits although you might start noticing benefits right away the Moringa oil actually is extremely beneficial for the skin you can buy that different places but it has revitalizing effect even even Moringa extracts if there’s a Moringa extract a certified organic Moringa extract in a glycerin base it can be extremely effective for the skin there was one human study that showed Moringa cream improved the appearance of skin and the appearance of wrinkles as well what are some of the other common questions that I get about moranga what is Moringa taste like well Moringa tastes a lot like spinach it’s got a mild green flavor you can also add Moringa it’s very versatile you can add it to juices you know if you have an extract you can add it to water people put it in their smoothie for suit as a superfood you can add it to green juices you can add Moringa powder to salad salad dressings you can add it to soup you can even bake with it in certain instances so it’s a very versatile very beneficial herb another question that we get is people feel their energy levels rise with Moringa and they always say well does Moringa have caffeine in it it doesn’t have caffeine but the energy boosting effects are the nutrients that it has particularly the coenzymes and one of the co enzymes in Moringa is NADH and that comes from niacin from B vitamins and it’s involved in the cellular energy production because NADH helps improve the brain the heart and the muscle function and it has cognitive benefits as well to help you improve your senses and your concentration so if you’re sensitive to caffeine but you still want a little boost you still want a little energy you know b12 works great for that and Moringa can also help you in that manner and help you with your your need to break boost your brain activity and also your energy levels without the JIT Earnest or the anxiety or the insomnia that you might get from drinking coffee so it’s kind of like a natural coffee replacement another interesting fact about Moringa is in Africa in some of the developing countries they use Moringa to purify water so they take the seeds of the Moringa tree and they they have some amazing amazing properties they crush them all up and then it becomes a natural binder and they can they can mix it in with water and the seeds actually bind all the toxins they catch all the fine substances like bacteria and salts and impurities and all that stuff that clumped together and then they have purified water to drink another interesting fact about Moringa is the ability for Moringa to bond to arsenic so we have arsenic contamination in the food and most of the water supplies it’s all over the world certain types of rice contain particularly high levels of arsenic and long term myth you know I say long-term exposure let’s say a couple years short term exposure to arsenic arsenic is very cancer-causing can lead to health problems over time studies have shown that long-term exposure to arsenic can cause cancer can cause heart disease studies that have been done on on mice and rats have actually shown that the leaves and the Seas of Moringa may protect against some of these effects of arsenic toxicity so there’s very few plants in the world that offer as many nutrients medicinal properties the flowers the the leaves natural harmful organism killers you know when you look at bacteria fungus yeast mold all of these things antiseptics fungicides Moringa has the ability to alter these and has been shown in studies to work on some of these harmful organisms that we all have inside our body that we need to cleanse ourselves from on a regular basis some of the other things that that we’ve researched some of the other health benefits would be like sore throats fever bronchitis swollen glands because of the inflammation chest congestion headache ear infections Moringa oil in the ear conjunctivitis just a few other things and some of the people in Africa actually call Moringa the Moringa tree that never died tree because it is so Hardy it’s so Hardy to drought it even produces fruit during drought conditions although Moringa doesn’t hold up that well during cold so if the temperature gets pretty cold in your area it might be pretty difficult for you to grow Moringa another question that comes up is can pregnant women or nursing women take Moringa it’s not really recommended during pregnancy although research suggests that Moringa can increase the production of breast milk studies have not yet been done enough studies to determine the safety for a Nerf for somebody who’s nursing an infant so it’s best to avoid Moringa that’s your own decision you’re gonna make but my personal opinion is that you should avoid Moringa if you’re breastfeeding or during pregnancy especially the root in the bark and the flowers because they can cause contractions of the womb and that can lead to a possible miscarriage the leaves are determined to be fairly safe but because there hasn’t been a lot of studies on the leaves and any type of contractive forces that they may cause like the bark or the roots or the flowers that’s best to avoid all forms moringa if you’re pregnant that is a good summary of moringa anytime you need to me any more information on Moringa feel free to reach out to us at global Healing Center thank you so much for spending the time watching this video please subscribe to our You Tube channel and just remember you have the power to heal yourself.