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40 Micronutrients to Survive.
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March 21, 2011
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40 Micronutrients to Survive.
Evolution has trained our bodies to increase long-term costs when nutrient-poor short-term dietary gains are met, according to Bruce N. Ames, professor Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, University of California, Berkeley. In a presentation at a recent symposium on the cost effectiveness and safety of dietary supplements, he said science has taught us we need about 40 essential micronutrients to survive, but most Americans are not getting enough.

The most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found Americans are low in iron, magnesium, folate, zinc, calcium, omega-3s and vitamins B6, C, D, K and E. This lack of nutrients are causing major health problems, noting studies that show not having enough folic acid causes the same chromosome breaks in DNA as radiation from X-rays, zinc deficiency increases oxidative stress, and magnesium deficiency induces DNA-protein cross-links. Additionally, research has shown not getting enough calcium, vitamin D, potassium, vitamin B12, selenium, omega-3s, niacin and choline are all related to either chromosome breaks, cancer or disease.

Ames' theory posits recurrent shortages of micronutrients during evolution caused natural selection to develop a metabolic rebalancing response to shortage. The rebalancing favors micronutrient-dependent protein needed for short-term survival while those only required for long-term health are starved. This impairment, he said, results in damage that, over time, leads to the acceleration of age-associated diseases. However, in the short term, we are able to survive and fulfill life's demands.

Ames conducted a study on selenium deficiency in October 2010 (yet to be submitted for publication) and found eliminating selenoproteins also increased age-related diseases. Among myriad other examples, Ames said this reduction in critical nutrients is behind the increasing health problems we face today. He said convenient supplements can be a step to reducing this problem, and current recommended daily allowances should be completely overhauled. He noted that "diet is really the big thing," and said adopting a healthy eating pattern would greatly increase the health of the population.
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eNews Updates.
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This week's topics:
  • Well Connect Feature:
    Being Informed & Proactive in Today's Health Care: Hospitals   
  • Did You Know? Medications:
    Do You Have a Drug Allergy?     
  • Wild Card:
    Does Facebook Help Society?
  • Brand Buzz:
    Sustainable Seafood and Weekly Deal    
  • Bonnie's Bite:
    Aging Gracefully.   
  • Understanding Lab Tests:
    Uric Acid   
  • Green Lifestyle:
    VOC-Free Paint.
  • Intelligently Active:
    To Stretch or Not to Stretch?   
  • eNews Updates:
    -Babies, Kids Need Omega-3 Fish.
    -How Hormone Levels Affect Weight.   
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Care's Corner
vita coco champagne cocktailSpring Break Panache.
Featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Care dishes on everything you need for spring, including the latest dietary, exercise, and fashion trends, including our special "Hollywood Spring Break Cocktail". Feel free to email her suggestions for future segments.

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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - March
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My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I have worked with Bonnie Minsky at Nutritional Concepts for over twenty years. Each month, I offer wellness tips from a Chiropractor's perspective. Feel free to email me topics to consider for future segments.

This month, I explain how I use various adjustment tools in an individualized fashion to bring the body back in balance in patients who are afraid of and or are not fond of the the manual/audible manipulation.


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