Why Do Kids Need A Vitamin D Supplement?

What Every Parent Ought To Know About Vitamin-D For Kids…

Secrets Of The Super Healthy Revealed!


Parents, Do You Know…

  • How important Vitamin-D is for your child?
  • Who to trust for specific and accurate advice?
  • Exactly what to buy – and, what not to buy?

There is a vast body of science showing the many health benefits of vitamin D. You may be surprised to learn the important role that vitamin D plays in your child’s health. 

  • Acne
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Bone health
  • Cold/flu
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dental cavities
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Infections, bacterial/viral
  • Obesity

Vitamin D Helps Regulate Your Child’s Immune System?

Vitamin D3 is a potent immune system modulator. There is plenty of scientific evidence that vitamin D has several different effects on immune system function that may enhance your child’s immunity and inhibit the development of autoimmune disorders.

Good Question: Could vitamin D help my child’s allergies, asthma, eczema, food hypersensitivity issues, propensity for colds and infections? 

Vitamin D Helps Regulate Your Child’s Blood Sugar?

The active form of vitamin D plays a role in insulin secretion under conditions of increased insulin demand. There is reason to suggest that insufficient vitamin D levels may have an adverse effect on insulin secretion and glucose tolerance in type 2 diabetes.

Good Question: Could vitamin D3 help regulate my child’s blood sugar and help ward off the development of diabetes?

Vitamin D Enhances Your Child’s Brain Function?

Vitamin D isn’t just good for boosting hormone levels and promoting bone health. There are actually receptors for Vitamin D in the central nervous system and in the hippocampus (memory and spatial recognition) region of the brain – and in these areas, Vitamin D not only protects neurons, but also regulates enzymes in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid that are involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and nerve growth.

One recent study investigating Vitamin D and cognitive function found that the lower the Vitamin D levels, the more negative the performance is on mental tests. Another study found that people with lower vitamin D levels have slower ability to process information.

Good Question: Could increasing vitamin D enhance my child’s brain chemistry and overall mental abilities?

The Right Kind, The Right Dose!

Here are a few links to what we take and recommend to parents. We prefer LifeSource, a Christian based company that offers high quality products at very affordable prices.

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Liquid Option – our favorite

Capsule Option #1 – 5,000i/u

Capsule Option #2 – 1,000i/u 

Chewable Gummy Option

Vitamin D Specifications For Kids

Type: Vitamin D3 is the only option. This is the natural form of vitamin D. Typically prescription vitamin D is in the form of vitamin D2, the synthetic version (not good). We prefer liquid vitamin D3. It is far easier to consume than pill version, especially when you need to adjust dosage for child versus adult or for maintenance versus recovery.

Dosage: The are 4 modes of thinking here (child, adult, maintenance, recovery). Maintenance versus recovery refers to maintaining optimal immune system function (not sick) versus improving a weakened or challenged immune system (being sick).

  • Child (maintenance) = 2,000 i/u per day
  • Child (recovery/sick) = 4,000 i/u per day
  • Adult (maintenance) = 5,000 i/u per day
  • Adult (recovery/sick) = 10,000 i/u per day

NOTE: There is more inaccurate and outdated information about vitamin-D on the internet today than there is good information. The guidelines above come from a large volume of personal research cross referenced with the most credible sources we know of. You can, and perhaps should, get your vitamin D levels checked. We never have. We just follow the guidelines listed above!


 

BREAKING NEWS

Massive Scientific Error Reported Regarding Daily Dosage 

A recent investigation that went viral was Researchers at UC San Diego and Creighton University have challenged the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM), stating that their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D underestimates the need by a factor of ten.

In a letter published in the journal Nutrients the scientists confirmed a calculation error noted by other investigators, by using a data set from a different population. Dr. Cedric F. Garland, Dr.P.H., adjunct professor at UC San Diego’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health said his group was able to confirm findings published by Dr. Paul Veugelers from the University of Alberta School of Public Health that were reported last October in the same journal.

“Both these studies suggest that the IOM underestimated the requirement substantially,” said Garland. “The error has broad implications for public health regarding disease prevention and achieving the stated goal of ensuring that the whole population has enough vitamin D to maintain bone health.”

The recommended intake of vitamin D specified by the IOM is 600 IU/day through age 70 years, and 800 IU/day for older ages. “Calculations by us and other researchers have shown that these doses are only about one-tenth those needed to cut incidence of diseases related to vitamin D deficiency,” Garland explained.

Robert Heaney, M.D., of Creighton University wrote: “We call for the NAS-IOM and all public health authorities concerned with transmitting accurate nutritional information to the public to designate, as the RDA, a value of approximately 7,000 IU/day from all sources.”

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The above post is reprinted from materials provided by Creighton University. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

Journal References:

Paul Veugelers, John Ekwaru. A Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D. Nutrients, 2014; 6 (10): 4472 DOI: 10.3390/nu6104472


One Last Thing…

Stay away from the sugary, highly preserved, artificially fortified vitamin options you find in your local grocery stores. That is why we recommend LifeSource and Juice Plus. Quality is key, especially when it comes to children!

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Omega-3 For Kids? What Every Parent Ought To Know

Why Do Kids Need An Omega 3 Supplement?

What Every Parent Ought To Know About Omega 3 For Kids…

Secrets Of The Super Healthy Revealed!

Parents, Do You Know…

  • How important omega 3 is to growth and development?
  • Who to trust for specific and accurate advice?
  • Exactly what to buy – and, what not to buy?

Omega 3 And Intellectual Potential

If you want your child to reach his or her maximum intellectual potential, the research is clear that plentiful intake of the omega 3 fat DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is essential.

In the US, most kids get hardly any of this healthful fat, found primarily in seafood, in their diets, are most likely missing out on this simple opportunity to boost brain performance.

Most recently, two new studies have confirmed that boosting your child’s intake of DHA as an infant and into the school-age years may be a simple way to generate measurable improvements in their brain function.

Omega 3 Benefits For Kids:

  • Supports healthy brain development
  • Cognitive skills / function
  • Concentration function
  • Supports a healthy nervous system
  • Supports healthy eye function
  • Supports retinal growth and function
  • Supports visual function

In Sweden a study was conducted of 15 year old school children and found that those who consumed fish high in omega 3’s more than once per week had 15% higher grades than those who consumed fish less than once a week. Not only that, another study showed cumulative benefits from prolonged ingestion of DHA may eventually over time have positive effects on school performance. 

Nearly 100% of the time I do a supplement label analysis in the clinic, I notice the parent is buying the wrong omega 3 supplement… either the wrong type, the wrong ratio, or the wrong dose. It is imperative to get this right. I hope this article helps you do just that. Please share this info with others! -Dr. Burns

Omega 3 Specifications For Kids

Type: The 2 key players are DHA and EPA (docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid). Other forms include omega-6 and omega-9 (not worth discussing or buying). The plant form of omega-3 is ALA (conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA is not promising – so, stick to DHA and EPA based supplements). 

Ratio: DHA is the ‘builder’, while EPA is the ‘maintainer’. Therefore, children require more DHA while adults require more EPA. The ideal ratio of DHA to EPA should be 2:1 or greater. Conversely, the ratio for adults should be EPA to DHA of 2:1.

Dosage: There is much confusion about dosage. Most sources are incorrect and far too low. The ideal dose for children is 1,000-1,500mg/day. The ideal dose for adults is 3,000mg.

NOTE: It’s hard to find a high quality product that meets these specifications. Below are a few recommendations from LifeSource, a Christian based supplement company that we trust and recommend.

Links To What We Recommend

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Omega 3 For Kids (DHA:EPA ratio 2:1)

Omega 3 For Adults (EPA:DHA ratio 2:1)

Why We Recommend LifeSource Omega-3 For Kids

  • NO Artificial Flavors or Preservatives
  • NO Wheat
  • NO Gluten
  • NO Milk or Eggs
  • NO Peanuts, Tree Nuts or Crustacean Shellfish
  • Molecularly distilled and tested for PCB’s, dioxins and heavy metals in each batch, Guaranteed!

What About Cod Liver Oil and Krill Oil?

Neither of these options will meet the ideal specifications listed above (the ratio and dosage of DHA and EPA is suboptimal). Don’t fall prey to good advertising. Stay focused on the details and recommendations listed above!

Source: Wheat Belly, William Davis, MD – 2014
“Fish oil is the only reliable and sufficiently potent source of EPA and DHA. Krill oil, while interesting for its astaxanthin content (a carotenoid similar to betacarotene), provides only a trivial amount of EPA and DHA. Krill is often marketed as having a more highly absorbed phospholipid from of omega-3s, which is true, but it contains so little that you’d have to consume an entire bottle every day to yield sufficient quantity of EPA and DHA. I advocate an intake or 3,000 to 3,600 mg per day (the dose of combined omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA, not fish oil).” “This quantity yields a level of omega-3 fatty acid in the bloodstream of 10% or more, meaning that 10% of all fatty acids in red blood cells are compromised of EPA and DHA, the level that provides maximal protection from cardiovascular disease and a variety of anti-inflammatory benefits.”

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How Many Nerve Branches Exit Your Spine?

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The More Your Know, The Better!

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We aren’t taught this, but the more a person knows about how their spine interfaces with their nervous system the better off they will be. Keeping the nerve channels open and flowing freely is critical to health and healing!

Our Blueprint For A Healthy Spine:

  1. Proper alignment
  2. Full and symmetrical movement
  3. Routine chiropractic checkups, and tune-ups as needed

NOTE: We need to stop thinking of chiropractic as “back cracking” for back pain. Our spine is literally the pipeline for the brain/body communication system. Chiropractic can be seen as a method for optimizing that system, and should be used accordingly from the beginning to the end of our life.

ADVICE: Find a wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic for you and your family.

REMEMBER: Our body can heal and self-regulate, given the right conditions. A healthy, well cared for spine is one of those conditions!

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IMPORTANT: Proper nerve flow to all the major elements of the digestive system is critical. Chiropractic plays an essential role in maximizing the benefits of a well designed diet. Stay well adjusted, and ask your Doctor of Chiropractic for ongoing advice about diet and nutrition. They can help you more than you can imagine!

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Our Blueprint For Solving Digestion Problems:

  1. Nervous System and Circulation Assessment
  2. Inflammatory Bowel Assessment
  3. Probiotic Therapy Assessment
  4. Dietary Modification Assessment

NOTE: The above are listed in order of importance. Focusing on #3 or #4 without proper assessment/management of #1 and #2 would be an ineffective approach. All 4 areas must be assessed and addressed properly for ideal results. This should not be approached with a DIY mentality. Specific instructions will be required.

ADVICE: Find a wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic who can properly assess all 4 components, and treat/advise accordingly. Ask them for help in all 4 categories listed above.

REMEMBER: Our body can heal and self-regulate, given the right conditions. The top 4 conditions listed above are critical to proper function of the digestive system.

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Lesson #1: The true definition of health & Why we have to put ourselves first

The lessons contained in this series are invaluable and desperately needed. This is an opportunity to learn what our doctors, parents and teachers weren’t able to teach us. Remember, if we don’t take control of our health – something, or somebody else will!

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THE TALE OF TWO SISTERS (a story we all can learn from)

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Remember, Jen thinks and behaves like most people. She puts everything else in her life above her own needs. As a result, Jen has completely neglected her health over the last several years. She feels old, out of shape, stiff and sore most of the time, unmotivated, and always tired. Her medical doctor is pushing to add another prescription to help with the fatigue and depression. She tells her doctor she just wants to get though the day and feel normal again. She is struggling, and as a result, so is her family and relationships.

Her sister Mary on the other hand, learned a very important lesson long ago. Her ‘mentor’, as she often refers to, taught her: “To be your best at caring for and loving others, you must take care of yourself first.” Since then, she has always carved out time to exercise, sometimes only 5-10 minutes before life calls her back. She has developed daily rituals for prayer and gratitude. Her lifestyle isn’t perfect, but she is always trying to improve how her body functions day to day. Mary is thriving, and as a result, so is her family and relationships.


 

Food For Thought…

The greatest gift we can ever give to those we love is… making our health a priority, never letting it ‘take a backseat’ to anything.

HOW TRUE IS THIS…

Health often takes a backseat to many things: kids, family, career, hobbies, deadlines, holidays, etc.

On the surface, this seems benign and harmless. But, could this be an enormous mistake with serious repercussions?

Take family for example…

Our health affects how we interact with those we love. It affects how we give love to others. It affects how long we will be around to love those we care about.

Mary was taught a very important lesson… the healthier a spouse or parent is, the better they can perform in that role.

HER ‘MENTOR’ ONCE ASKED…

Mentor: “Mary, why do they tell us to put the airplane oxygen mask on first before helping a child or loved one?

Mary: “Because if we are not alive and capable, we can’t help anyone else?”

Mentor: “Correct! Now, can you see the risk we take when we neglect ourselves in the process of caring for others? It is a far bigger risk than most people give credit to.”

Mary: “I do now! I need to work on that.”

SACRIFICES VS. PRIORITIES…

People make sacrifices for others, and that’s a beautiful thing. But, to de-prioritize our own health may be the worst thing we could do for, or to, those we love.

Think about the agony a family member goes through watching their loved one suffer with illness.

Think about the monetary cost of managing a family member’s illness – it’s the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. for goodness sake!

This needs to stop, don’t you think?

The trick, the secret, is to finally understand this…

Our loved ones literally need us to make our health the highest priority.

By doing so, we massively improve our ability to care for them. By doing so, we can be a better example for them.

Look at Mary, she is thriving and happy. Subsequently, so is her family.

SO, LETS CHALLENGE OURSELVES…

  • To continuously upgrade our understanding of health
  • To continuously improve our lifestyle and daily habits
  • To put our health first now so we don’t ‘put them through hell’ later
  • To make our own health a priority so we can love our family in bigger ways for longer

The Conclusion…

Learn and apply the ‘true definition of health’. Make improving health and function (the F-word) a daily priority. The stronger, healthier, wiser and more capable we are… the more we can give, love and live.

Action Steps…

Move Better

Make time for exercise and stretching (even if it’s only 10-15 minutes per day), get outside for a walk or hike, sweat a little because it’s good for you, get out of breathe and challenge yourself, go to your Chiropractor regularly, etc.

Eat Better

Eat at least one salad per day, drink more water, try to reduce your sugar intake a little bit every month, learn how to supplement your diet properly, create a diet and health challenge with a friend of spouse, set small goals and reward yourself, etc.

Think Better

Say a prayer every morning in the shower, listen to something positive while getting ready or on your commute instead of the radio, before arriving at work list out loud 10-20 things you are grateful for, read something inspiring, etc.

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Dental Hygiene, Spinal Cavities and Nursing Homes

Dental Hygiene, Spinal Cavities and Nursing Homes

How to leverage your understanding of dental hygiene to advance your potential for wellness and longevity.

 

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Cliff Notes

*** Bonus points to the people who can read to the very end!

Everyone understands dental hygiene

Most people have daily hygiene habits and a dental hygiene program

There are benefits to having one, and consequences to not having one

Society accepts this as “the norm” and therefore benefits

Few people understand spinal hygiene

Most people do not have daily hygiene habits or a spinal hygiene program

There are benefits to having one, and consequences to not having one

Society has yet to accept this as “the norm” and therefore suffers

The principle and practice of spinal hygiene should be of no less value than that of dental hygiene


The health conscious individual has a Chiropractor just like they have a dentist

They encourage their family to adopt this line of thinking, and act accordingly

They do not wait for problems to arise, they act proactively to prevent them

If a problem arises, they address it quickly to prevent further damage

They do not have unrealistic expectations of the Doctor or their body

They understand cause and effect

They understand the consequences of abuse and neglect

They understand the importance of the Doctor’s role

They understand the importance of their role outside of the office

They think and behave in uncommon fashion, and because of this

They are rewarded with uncommon health and longevity

They live a better life!!

Action Steps

Don’t have a chiropractor? Go find one ASAP!

Haven’t been in awhile? Get your butt back in there!

Haven’t taken your kids in for a checkup? Stop procrastinating!

Have parents that need a Chiropractor? Keep encouraging them!

Need help finding a chiropractor? Email us!

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