I was inspired to write this on the plane over the big pond at 33,000 feet. I’m traveling to Europe on one leg of my annual trip to spread the word about TTouch!
Many people have commented over the years on my level of energy, and how it does not seem to diminish in spite of my 72 years. Our family has always attributed it to our good genes. But recently my sis, Robyn Hood, made the comment that it probably has to do more with the fact that my Dad had us from a very young age on supplements. I remember when I was 14 years old being sure to take my alfalfa pills with me when I spent a week on a horse ranch near Calgary, Alberta, riding some of the young horses I was asked to ride in the 9 day Calgary Spring Horse Show. I was sure happy to have those alfalfa pills to sustain me, because the food I was fed was not the diet our Mom had us on and the alfalfa pills sustained me through the experience. No wonder I think like a horse!
In August we had a family reunion with my sisters Robyn and Susan and brothers Gerry, John and Randy. When we were discussing this subject of genes or diet, Randy remembered that we were all taking Abundavita, one of the very first multi-marketing products! Any of you who know our family know that Robyn and Randy and I have been in multi-level marketing of Super Blue Green Algae since its beginning. I am convinced that the algae is one of the contributing factors in my health. I might add that since Blue Green has changed hands, I have switched to what I consider a phenomenal product, E3Live, that I have in liquid form when I’m at home in Hawaii. Otherwise I travel with capsules. I think I must have been a dinasaur in a previous life because when I down my 2 tablespoons of liquid green algae each morning I love to imagine I am a long necked dinasaur standing knee-deep in a swamp sticking my head under the water to get a giant mouthful of algae. I love the image of it dripping and hanging out of my big mouth as I savor the sound of my jaws crunching! Bet you cant imagine that! By the way, if you’re interested to read about E3Live go to our website. We have it for horses and humans. However, its not a multi-marketing product, and if you want it in the liquid form it can be shipped from the company or directly from our website on dry ice like I get it in Hawaii.
I was inspired to write this blog to pass on some very important information from Norma Tango (firstname.lastname@example.org), a really good friend of mine, who is the queen of networking and publishes an weekly email on goings-on around Santa Fe.
During my annual check up this year I discovered that I have a serious depletion of vitamin D and my nurse practitioner, Annie Rafter started me on liquid drops of D-Forte. Hard to imagine me being depleted when you consider my daily walks and teaching outside but apparently it’s common. So please check out your vitamin D levels, and make sure you get enough of that liquid sunshine one way or another.
In primates, the action of ‘turning on’ an optimal response to microbial attack only works properly in the presence of adequate vitamin D, which is actually a type of hormone that circulates in the blood and signals to cells through a receptor.” A new study has concluded that one key part of the immune system, the ability of vitamin D to regulate anti-bactericidal proteins, is so important that it has been conserved through almost 60 million years of evolution and is shared only by primates, including humans – but no other known animal species. Even though the “cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide” has several different biological activities in addition to killing pathogens, it’s not clear which one, or combination of them, makes vitamin D so essential to its regulation. The research also provides further evidence of the biological importance of adequate levels of vitamin D in humans and other primates, even as some studies and experts suggest that more than 50 percent of the children and adults in the U.S. are deficient in “the sunshine vitamin.”
Reprinted from a free-access article: “Exaptation of an ancient Alu short interspersed element provides a highly conserved vitamin D-mediated innate immune response in humans and primates,” Gombart AF, et al. BMC Genomics Jul 16, 2009.
Source: Oregon State University, Corvallis, news release, Aug 18, 2009