THE BIG 3
Nutrition is paramount in the discussion of health. We are the only species on the planet that thinks we can eat anything and be healthy. The average western diet is refined carbohydrate heavy and on a regular basis very toxic. After running blood analysis at Core Wellness Centres Epsom on hundreads of clients. We consistently see deficiencies in certain areas. Discovering that 60-80% of people in the UK are on a regular basis vitamin D deficient particularly in winter. Many people are omega 6 toxic and omega 3 deficient and so many are suffering immune system problems with weakened gut flora. Consequently we believe that the BIG THREE, is critical to every man, woman and child if they are to achieve great health.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D3 is actually considered a hormone and is involved in nearly every function of the body. Typically we think of bones strength and drinking milk, but vitamin D does so much more. Upwards of 200 genes are believed to be regulated by Vitamin D, most of which are not involved in mineral metabolism. Essentially every tissue and cell in the body has a vitamin D receptor. Blood levels of vitamin D below 20 ng/mL led to 30-50% increased risk of developing and dying from various cancers (colorectal, breast, prostate etc.) Low vitamin D levels are associated with all-cause mortality and even more pronounced with cardiovascular mortality. Women with blood vitamin D level <12 ng/mL had a 253% increased risk of colerectal cancer. Highest levels of vitamin D consumption correlated with a 50% lower risk of breast cancer. Children receiving ~2000 IU of vitamin D daily had 78% reduced risk to development of type I diabetes. Vitamin D lowered BP to normal levels. Low blood vitamin D level is associated with depression, autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis, increased susceptibility to infection, even postulated as a cause of seasonal cold and flu.
Recommended Dosage: 1,000; 2,000, or 5,000 IUs (We sell; D3 2000; & D3 5000)
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: There are approximately 50 trillion cells in the human body. Every single cell membrane is made up of a fatty acid, therefore Omega 3’s aka fish oils, are part of every function of the body. They are necessary for human health but the body cannot make them - you have to get them through food. They play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. Omega 3’s are also powerful anti-inflammatories. So if you suffer from any condition that ends in ‘itis’ like arthritis, gingivitis, colitis, dermatitis, then omega 3’s are for you. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation. Alzheimer’s risk has been show to be lower on Omega 3’s as well. Because fish sources can often be contaminated, rather than eating tons of fish each week, we recommend taking a fish oil supplements. Those looking for resolving a current inflammatory disease should take 4000-6000 milligrams per day.
Recommended Dosage: 1,000 – 6,000 milligrams per day (Our capsules provide 1,000 mg)
Probiotics: Probiotic are also called friendly flora and are beneficial bacteria for the gut. Your gut is swarming in bacteria, infact it is said that there are up to 10x more gut bacteria in our bodies than cells. If the bacteria is good for you, aka friendly, then it produces antibodies that greatly enhance your immune system. It is a little known fact that 70% of your immune function is found in your gut. If your gut begins to get overwhelmed with bad bacteria, ie bugs that shouldn’t be in there, then you will get sick and your immune function will suffer. This can lead to a host of symptoms including generalized fatigue, frequent UTIs or vaginal infections, ulcerative colitis or IBS, and other maladies of the stomach and intestines. Probiotics are good from infancy through old age and are particularly easy to use because they come in capsule form and can be opened into a powder for ease of use.
Recommended Dosage: We recommend utilising a host of different probiotics we stock at core wellness centres. It is good for you to change the strain of bacteria on a regular basis to increase the diversity of good bacteria within your gut.
Please contact us for more advice on nutrition and how the big three could help you.
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Written by Dr. Joe-James Tilley D.C.
Core Wellness Centres - Epsom