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This protects against heart disease too—do you get enough?

 

Most people are aware that vitamin D is crucial to help prevent our #1 killer—heart disease!

Heart disease is largely caused by inflammation, and vitamin D’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce your risk.

But there’s another nutrient that’s arguably just as important to protect against heart disease, although most people don’t realize it. 

Vitamin K!

Here’s why:

Vitamin K—vitamin D’s special partner

It’s important for you to understand that all nutrients work in partnerships in your body—no one is an “independent contributor.”

For example, calcium and magnesium work together to regulate your heartbeat.  Calcium causes your heart to contract, and magnesium tells it to relax between beats. 

Sodium and potassium regulate the fluid levels in your body.  Sodium causes your body to retain water when you need it, and potassium makes your body excrete excess water.

Well, vitamins D and K carry out a very important, life-saving role in your body. 

In addition to fighting heart disease-causing inflammation, vitamin D also helps your body absorb calcium—that’s why it’s so important for your bones.

At the same time, vitamin K (in the form of K2) shows the calcium where it needs to go.  This is VITAL because if all that calcium that vitamin D helps you absorb doesn’t get to your bones and teeth, it can hang out in your arteries, causing calcification and encouraging plaque buildup!

Which INCREASES your heart disease risk!

In addition, excess calcium that doesn’t get guided by vitamin K2 can also accumulate in your organs, and when this happens in your gallbladder—you guessed it—gallstones may be your new friend!

This is why it boggles my mind that SO many healthcare practitioners push calcium, calcium, calcium for osteoporosis prevention, with no acknowledgement whatsoever of the carefully orchestrated partnership between calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K, and how they can affect heart disease risk.

Are you low in vitamin K?  Chances are good that you are

It’s a well-known fact that vitamin D is a common deficiency due to our shunning the sun and slathering ourselves in toxic sunscreen, which thwarts your body’s efforts to make vitamin D from sunlight.

But many people are running low in K2 as well!  Current estimates state that up to 85 percent of us don’t have the K2 levels we should. 

One of the main reasons for this is our heavy reliance on meat and dairy from grain-fed animals.  In addition to being low in omega-3 essential fatty acids, products derived from grain-fed animals are low in vitamin K2.  Grass-fed beef and the dairy products from grass-fed animals, on the other hand, are higher in vitamin K2.

Another reason for low levels of nutrients in general is our guts are completely out of whack.  When your microbiome is topsy-turvy and harmful microbes have the upper hand, trust me, your nutrient absorption is in the tanker. 

And things like stress, eating lots of sugar and refined carbs and lacking sleep can destroy your gut flora population and leave them waving the white flag of defeat.

Plus medications play a role too.

Many medications—including the blood thinner warfarin, statins and anti-tuberculosis medications—can impair your body’s ability to absorb K2.  In addition, antibiotics can alter your gut microbiome and reduce the ability of your gut to synthesize vitamin K2.

Get what you need—in the proper amounts!

The good news here is you are reading the words of a holistic nutritionist—one that understands the important partnerships of all essential nutrients, while at the same time is not affiliated with or influenced by any organizations (like the American Dietetic Association) that receive funding from the sugar and processed food industries!

I simply tell it like it is.

And if you want to optimize YOUR vitamin D and K levels, I have carefully designed Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B just for you.

In addition to perfectly paired amounts of Vitamins D3 and K2, Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B also contains the mineral boron (that’s what FruiteX-B is) which helps prevent bone loss (which is crucial for osteoporosis prevention) and helps to reduce blood levels of homocysteine (homocysteine is also a heart disease factor)!

Even more heart disease prevention!

If you’re interested in minimizing heart disease risk, probiotics and omega-3 essential fatty acids are also vital.

Probiotics like Super Shield help enhance absorption of the nutrients (like vitamins D and K) that are essential to fight heart disease (and all diseases in general).  They also help pave the way for more regular BMs which is important because your body eliminates old, worn-out cholesterol through the GI tract.

And the omega-3 essential fatty acids in VitalMega-3 fish oil formula have been PROVEN to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and help reduce arterial inflammation!

Now you know the truth

The truth is, your body needs a variety of nutrients to fight disease. 

You can’t concentrate on one to the exclusion of all others.

And I am happy to guide you on the best path to prevent disease and promote optimal health!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia


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  • Dear sherry, I would also like to see answer to Richard’s question of Aug. 12.
    I too am on Blood thinners- I am 56 yr old female & have thrombophilia. l have had x4 surgeries in last 6 months for blood clots in my Femoral artery left leg I now have 25cm of stents in Femoral artery and need to be on warfarin and clopidogrel – have been told not to eat foods with Vitamin K while taking warfarin… Vitamin K is the antidote for warfarin and reduces the effect of warfarin creating the high chance of blood clots if INR is reduced in some people… me being one of those..

    Jude on

  • Sherry I appreciate all of your advice and recommend your website to many! I am just diagnosed with osteoporosis a year ago. Having had issues with the drug they gave me I was told to increase my calcium and vitamin d taking another bone density test in 1 yr , which is soon . Your info on the need for Vitsmin K concerns me as this was never told to me by my Dr. I take your super shield and your fish oil. I am wondering if this is enough to help me absorb the increased calcium and D3 that I’m taking. Hope to hear your response soon.
    Thanks
    Mary C

    Mary C on

  • I would like to see answer to Richard’s question of Aug. 12.

    Patsie Sceroler on

  • Dear Sherry,
    I talk your probiotics, vitalmega fish oil, digestizol Max. I do take D3 5,000 IU and iron from another company which I have taking for years before I knew of you. I’m 66 years young. Should I be taking your multivitamin or the D3K2 or both? I’m confused if your multivitamin has all that I need of D3K2 and nutrients?? I love your products and your expert advice on how to take care of our bodies!!! Thank you in advance for your help!
    Cynthia

    Cynthia Miller on

  • I was on a blood thinneer and taking your vitamin K. I developed many blood clots that almost killed me. The Dr said, for my situation, absolutely no K supplements! Consult your doctor first before taking!

    Richard Oncken on


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