Medical / Nutrition / July 28, 2015

Hello, my name is Lara Pizzorno and I’m the author of Your Bones. I’m here to share with you some information that I hope would help you to have healthier bones. In this video clip, we are going to talk about the dietary sources for vitamin K2. Specifically, we’ll be talking about the dietary sources for the short chain menaquinone, MK4, which is a version of K2 that only remains active in your body for about six hours. The K2 story is a lot more complex than the vitamin K1 story, but I promise it’s not hard to understand. There’s just a lot more information than you find in relation to vitamin K1. And I will explain it fully, and I will repeat the key things you need to know many times. So in this video, we are going to…

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Medical / Nutrition / July 25, 2015

Hello, my name’s Lara Pizzomo. I’m the author of “Your Bones,” and I’m here to share some information with you that will help you to have healthier bones. Today I’d like to talk with you about how Vitamin K2 works and what happens when your intake of K2 is too low. Vitamin K2 is the co-factor for an enzyme called gamma-glutamyl carboxylase. You can think of Vitamin K2 as the spark plug for this enzyme. If you don’t have Vitamin K2 around to insert into this enzyme, the enzyme doesn’t work. And you really need this enzyme to work because it is required for a biochemical reaction called carboxylation. And carboxylation is what activates a number of proteins that are absolutely essential for healthy bones. So unless K2 turns on the enzyme, gamma-glutamyl carboxylase, which then turns on or carboxylases…

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Blog / Medical / Osteoporosis / July 23, 2015

  Hi, my name is Jacqueline Smith. I’m from Cape Coral, Florida, and I’m coming onto my 78th birthday. I have had bone density issues for 20 years now, and I have tried a variety of things from the usual medications that the doctors give you that caused me to be ill. And also, I’ve had a little bit of success with a dynamic motion machine that I’ve used for quite some time now and continue to use it. Two years ago, I saw AlgaeCal being talked about on television. And the results sounded really good, and I felt that I wanted to try it. I would have liked to have had a DEXA within a year of taking AlgaeCal, but my insurance claim wouldn’t allow that. And I just did get it after two years using AlgaeCal, and I’m…

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Medical / Nutrition / July 22, 2015

Hello, my name’s Lara Pizzorno. I’m the author of “Your Bones,” and I’m here to share with you some information that I hope will help you to have healthier bones. In this video, I’d like to talk with you about: Dietary recommendations for Vitamin K1, Which foods are richest in K1, And why refined oils do not contain usable K1. I’d also like to talk to you about how much vitamin K1 you need, And where you can get it. So if you eat a healthy diet that includes lots of leafy greens, your needs for K1 can be easily met. K1 is present in high amounts in leafy greens, like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collards, and parsley, and broccoli, and it’s also found in oils derived from plants. In the standard American diet, aptly called the SAD, Standard American…

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