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Category: Calcium

Supplemental Calcium Linked to Dementia in Certain Women

A study followed 700 Swedish women between the ages of 70 and 92 years, who were all initially free from dementia. After five years, the researchers collected data on which women took calcium supplements (and dosage), as well as which women were clinically diagnosed with dementia. The odds among women who took supplemental calcium of developing dementia were twice that for women who did not take calcium. Further, among the women with a history of stroke, the odds of developing... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Calcium the MOST abundant mineral in the body!

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, with 99% residing in bones and teeth. As a component of hard tissues, calcium fulfills a structural role to maintain body size and act as attachments for musculoskeletal tissues. The remaining 1% of calcium is present in blood and soft tissues. Functions of non-skeletal calcium include: enzyme activation, second messenger roles (transmitting hormonal information), blood clotting, cell and cell organelle membrane function (stabilization and... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nutrient Correlation Wheel on Estrogen

Choline - Estrogen stimulates the breakdown of phosphatidylcholine (cell membrane) so those with low estrogen (postmenopausal women) require more choline; Detoxifies excess estrogen via methylation pathway. 1,32,33 Folate -  Deficiency reduces estrogen levels; Excess folate is linked to some types of estrogen-related breast cancer; Detoxifies excess estrogen via methylation pathway; Regulates estrogen’s effect on genes. 1,2,3 Vitamin B6 - Protects genes from... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why Do We Get PMS?

Excerpt from Eva Cwynar, M.D.'s new book, "The Fatigue Solution" We've come a long way since the time when doctors used to debate the reality of PMS, but the short answer is that there are many reasons why PMS occurs. There are several different theories: Decline in progesterone levels. PMS symptoms occur during the luteal phase of a woman's cycle, which is when progesterone begins to rise (right after ovulation) and then starts to plummet about 7 days later. When you are about... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SpectraCell's 2011 Educational Webinar Series

Join SpectraCell's 2011 Educational Webinar Series Every 3rd Thursday of the Month Topics: January 20th - Technical Overview of Micronutrient Testing by Fred Crawford, Ph.D.   VIEW RECORDED WEBINAR HERE... February 17th - Using Advanced Diagnostic Tools for Cardiovascular Health by Peggy Watson, M.D.    REGISTER HERE... March 17th - Case Study Review: Treating Your Most Common Patient Complaints by Ron Grabowski, R.D., D.C.... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, January 21, 2011

Vitamin D Update from the Institute of Medicine

Change in Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for Vitamin D In November 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report setting new dietary intake levels for calcium and vitamin D. These recommendations are replacing the previous references (which were called Adequate Intake values) that were made in 1997. The IOM states that these new DRI values are based on higher quality studies than were previously available. For vitamin D, the estimated average requirement for both males and... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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