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Have you ever wondered why some people can eat all they want and not get fat, while others are in a constant battle with extra pounds? The answer may have to do with vitamin D and calcium status. Sunlight and vitamin D are critical to all life forms. Sunlight and vitamin D normalize food intake and normalize blood sugar. Weight normalization is associated with higher levels of vitamin D and adequate calcium. Obesity is associated with vitamin-D deficiency. In fact, obese persons have impaired absorption of food sourced Vitamin D and/or supplemental D.
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption so you have strong bones and a functioning nervous system, & aids in the absorption of iron, zinc, & magnesium. When calcium is lacking in the diet, there is an increased conversion of calories into fat. A scientific study showed that, “genetically obese rats lost 60 percent of their body fat in six weeks on a diet that had moderate calorie reduction but was high in calcium. All rats supplemented with calcium showed increased body temperature indicating a shift from calorie storage to calorie burning (thermogenesis).”
The assimilation and utilization of vitamin D is influenced by the kinds of fats we consume. Trans fatty acids (margarine, shortenings used in most commercially baked foods) interfere with the enzymes systems the body uses to convert vitamin D in the liver &, therefore, should be avoided as much as possible. Saturated fats, the kind found in butter, tallow and coconut oil, & omega-3 fatty acids do not have this effect. If adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium & phosphorus are not present in the body, vitamin D will absorb toxic metals like lead, aluminum, strontium, & cadmium. The heart, lungs, bones (to assimilate calcium), hormones, immune system, liver, genetic regulation, cell membranes, satiety (reducing hunger) are all dependent on healthy fats for optimal function.
10 Sources of healthy fats:
2. Butter made from grass fed organic milk
3. Coconut & coconut oil
4. Grass fed meats
5. Olives &olive oil
6. Organic pasture eggs yolks
7. Palm oil
8. Raw nuts (almonds, pecans)
9. Supplementation (food sourced vitamin/mineral, Omega-3, D3)
10. Unheated organic nut oils
Dr. Budweiser is dedicated to the belief and philosophy that the mission of the medical industry should be to assist people with attaining health freedom. With more than 20 years experience as a chiropractor and a 30-year history in nutrition and as an international speaker, he travels the world sharing his knowledge on health, wellness and abundance. As a neuro-musculo-skeletal expert, he is an expert in the human frame and wellness and has been wildly successful in using The Weiser Living concept to help others regain their health and wholeness.
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