Medical / Nutrition / August 1, 2015

  Hello, my name is 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 these series of videos, we have been talking about vitamin K both vitamins K1, vitamin K2 and the different forms of vitamin K2. And in this video, I would like to share with you information about the best dietary sources of long-chain menaquinone such as the MK7 version of vitamin K2. While you get a tiny bit of K2, the long-chain menaquinones from certain cheeses such as: English cheese English Blue cheese Swiss Emmental Norwegian Drawsburg cheeses These cheeses contain somewhere between 0.2 and 0.65, so less than one microgram per gram of cheese. There are 28 grams in an ounce, so this translates to 5.6 to…

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Health / Nutrition / July 30, 2015

I’m sorry to burst your bubble… but if you are taking fish oil…you’re probably wasting your money. Now, I’m not saying that fish oil itself isn’t beneficial, because it is. Omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for combating many diseases and health conditions – that’s been proven. What I’m trying to say is that many of the most popular fish oils on the market right now are not going to have ANY positive effect on your health. That’s right.  Zero benefit. You see, fish oil is BIGGGG business.   Whenever there is big competition with a commodity like fish oil has become, hundreds of brands compete on price.   And price wars leads to cutting corners to make an ever cheaper product.  Today the norm is fish oil capsules with low amounts of EPA and DHA, and oil that has already started…

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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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