I read a great article by Dr. Julian Whitaker about Vitamin K (VA). VA has been neglected, as vitamins B, C, D, E, and beta carotene have gotten all of the press. However, new research indicates that it is about to change.
VA has a myriad of beneficial health benefits. It plays a major role in cardiovascular health, works against osteoporosis, and appears to reduce the risk of diabetes and some types of cancer.
I’ve always thought of VA as basically a blood-clotting vitamin, but I’ve learned that it is much more than that. Adequate amounts protect the arteries against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and VA is intimately involved in bone metabolism, and shows great promise in preventing kidney stones, cystic fibrosis, varicose veins, and lowering inflammation in the body.
The best Vitamin K is in the form of spinach, kale, and other green leafy veges. You can also get it in a supplement form. The best ones have both substances called phytonadione, phylloquinone, and MK-& 7. Recommenced dose of MK-7 is 100-150mcg/day.
I’m reading a great book called “SPARK, by John R. Ratey, MD. It’s about the wonderful new science of physical exercise and the brain. The brain is like muscle-growing as muscles do with activity, withering with sedentary life. I’ll report more on this book as I get into it.
PS: Say no to the gov’t health plan@!
Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.