By Hannah Ransom In case you hadn’t noticed, October is breast cancer awareness month. Among other things, that means that we are blindsided with pink. There are, of course, good reasons to promote awareness of breast cancer since it is so prevalent and can be deadly (I personally lost an aunt to breast cancer last year). But everyone is “aware” of breast cancer, so what are we really interested in? What I am most interested in is prevention rather than an elusive “cure.” Prevention is, of course, important because if we do not need to cure the disease we will not have to cope with potential mal-effects of the treatment, nor deal with any pain, discomfort, or medical bills in the interim. So, let’s talk a bit about some of… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Vitamin D
By Kurtis Frank and Sol Orwell from Examine.com What is Vitamin K? Vitamin K is one of the four fat soluble vitamins in the body, and alongside Vitamin D, works to support bone integrity and structure while also controlling calcium in the body. It is commonly known as a synergist of vitamin D (increasing the benefits of vitamin D on bone tissue), but even by itself vitamin K appears to be highly beneficial to the body. Why is Vitamin K Important? Vitamin K is most involved in controlling blood clotting (a deficiency of vitamin K causes hemorrhages) and controlling calcium in the body. High supplemental dosages of vitamin K appear to support bone mineralization and possibly increase bone size alongside definite increases in strength and reductions in fracture risk, and… Read more »
By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Ahoy, y’all- Matt’s got a new interview up over on Jason Hartman’s Holistic Survival Podcast. It’s a great one covering some of the big ideas behind 180D and what makes Matt’s approach unique and compelling. Especially for those just getting started here, it’s definitely worth a listen. Check it out: 180 Degree Health with Matt Stone Jason’s got a good site over there as well, helping people prepare for a changing world through proactive, positive steps. As a former apprentice on a permaculture homestead and assistant to an organic vegetable minifarm, I dig that a couple of permaculturists have been previous guests. He’s got lots of other good info there too, so feel free to poke around.
Sun is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, right? Wrong. The causes of melanoma are far more complicated than modern medicine would have you believe. 180 Degree Health wants to present alternate research and information on skin cancer that fills gaps left open by conventional declarations. Skin cancer is caused by the sun right? Wrong. Skin cancer is caused by a combination of an underlying degenerative (cancerous) state within the body and poor skin which cannot properly protect and heal itself from solar radiation. Furthermore, the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, has nothing to do with solar radiation. In fact, melanoma can strike anyone of any race, and often emerges on the soles of the feet and in other places where “the sun don’t shine.” Sunscreen won’t… Read more »
Vitamin D, as the great Charles De Marr might’ve put it, is “the hottest thing since sunburn!” (Line at 7:05 mark in THIS VIDEO). Mercola’s talking about it. Nora Gedgaudas is talking about it. Al Sears is freaking out about it. Even Joel Fuhrman is talking about it (at the expense of completely negating his vitamin D-less dietary recommendations). Everywhere I turn somebody’s going on and on about the power of vitamin D, and its absence from modern man’s menu. When I read Weston A. Price’s Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Price talks extensively about vitamin D being an important “activator” of other nutrients. In other words, nutrients, which work as a team, depend upon vitamin D. It’s not just that vitamin D is important, or simply one of the team players…. Read more »