#1 Health DESTROYER Your Doc Is Missing
Most of us doctors like numbers. We use them to evaluate your health status.
When you go in for a checkup, your doc will likely bring up cholesterol, blood pressure, and even blood sugar.
But I’ve found there’s one number most doctors DON’T discuss with their patients…
And that’s a problem because THIS one is a significant predictor of many health problems.
A high number could raise your risk of heart disease and even send your risk of brain-linked diseases, like Alzheimer’s, soaring.
I’m talking about homocysteine.
This naturally occurring amino acid is produced as your body breaks down protein found in meat, eggs, dairy, fish, and chicken.
But cutting out animal-based proteins ISN’T a good solution. After all, these are HEALTHY foods. (Sorry, vegetarians!)
Besides, having homocysteine in your body is perfectly natural. The problems pop up when your body stops transforming them into other necessary chemicals.
Long-term exposure to HIGH homocysteine is linked to a laundry list of problems, including depression, stroke, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
You need to bring those climbing numbers back down to protect your health. And the good news is there’s one fix you can start working on IMMEDIATELY.
Getting adequate B vitamins is the key to managing your homocysteine levels. You can get started by tweaking your diet.
Eat more leafy greens (like spinach), beans, and lentils for more folate. To raise vitamin B6 try bananas, chickpeas, and chicken. And for more vitamin B12, eat more dairy products, organ meats, and beef.
But our modern lifestyle can sabotage your efforts, standing in the way of you boosting your Bs.
Fix THESE three factors, and you could fix your homocysteine levels at the same time…
- Factor #1: You can supplement with a boatload of vitamin B12, but you’re likely wasting your money if you’re not getting enough direct sunlight. The average American spends over 90 percent of their time indoors. This inevitably leads to problems with vitamin B12 function. The solution is simple… step outside. Aim for 15-30 minutes of direct sunlight during the middle of the day—from about 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Factor #2: Another issue is artificial light at night. Many of us light our homes at 9 p.m. as if it’s noontime. This limits your body’s ability to protect folate. For your body to maintain healthy folate levels, you have to turn off the lights at night. Or take steps to limit or protect yourself from artificial light.
- Factor #3: The other issue is human-made electromagnetic fields. Our tech devices, including cell phones, cordless phones, smart meters, Wi-Fi, electric wiring, and appliances, make these unnatural invisible waves. They, in turn, damage your photoreceptors, disrupting vitamin B12 function AND your circadian rhythm, which is critical for optimal health and homocysteine levels. Reduce exposure by not filling your home with internet-connected “smart” devices, limiting cellphone use, and never bringing cell phones into your bedroom.
It’s a good idea to check your homocysteine levels to find out if they’re elevated (and monitor your progress as you work on lowering them). The normal blood level of homocysteine is 8-15 mg/dL.
P.S. Don’t miss these 4 signs your body is vitamin deficient.
Maruyama K, et al., “Association between vitamin B group supplementation with changes in % flow-mediated dilatation and plasma homocysteine levels: a randomized controlled trial.” J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2019 May;64(3):243-249. doi: 10.3164/jcbn.17-56. Epub 2019 Mar 7. PMID: 31138959; PMCID: PMC6529698.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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