Monthly Archives: September 2013

Man Plans God Laughs

Dr. William Thornton enrolled at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in 1975. Thirty-eight years later he received his degree in Naturopathic Medicine.

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Obviously, Dr. Thornton’s education took a long and windy road before he finally graduated in 2012. Ironically, just three months before graduation, his health caused yet another detour. As Dr. Thornton says, “Man Plans God Laughs.”

In describing his educational journey in his essay, “We’re not in Kansas anymore,” Dr. Thornton relates:

… a sudden onset of bacteremia and endocarditis put me in the hospital, threatening to take me permanently out of school and out of life. As my very competent physicians ….puzzled over the cause of the infection, they administered massive amounts of IV antibiotics. In between hospitalizations, there were high doses of IV  vitamin C (sodium ascorabete) … which I credit from keeping me from sepsis. The infection was eventually narrowed down to a root canal tooth gone bad. I believe the IV-C saved my life, in conjunction with the fine work of my MD physicians….

 

Ironically, the efficacy of IV-C and the work of Thomas Levy, MD, JD, sparked my interest in wanting to provide this service for patients with infections, and they are part of the original motivation that brought me back to NCNM.

Today Dr. Thornton is a licensed naturopathic and chiropractic physician and retirement is not part of his vernacular.

While this is a very unusual story, unfortunately Dr. Thornton’s illness is not. Connecting the Dots Between vitamin C and Root Canal-Treated Teeth
For those who doubt the connection between Root Canals, Disease and Supplements like vitamin C, we recommend an article by Dr. Thomas E. Levy, “Root Canals are a Primary Cause of Chronic Disease.” This article, which can be found on Dr. Levy’s website, www.peakenergy.com, notes that

Root canal-treated teeth can be the primary cause of chronic disease, and they can always be expected to worsen pre-existing chronic disease. As all disease eventually boils down to selected areas, tissues, and organ systems of the body having chronically increased oxidative stress, the pro-oxidant toxins of root canals promote all diseases at the cellular level. If you have one or more root canals, or if you are planning on getting one, ingest a broad spectrum of quality antioxidant supplements on a regular basis if extraction and cleaning of the socket(s) are not possibilities for you.

For those seeking more information on root canals and disease, many articles and books have been written on this subject including The Roots of Disease. Connecting Dentistry and Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation.

Sometimes It Pays to be a Geek Bill Nye!

 

Bill Nye, The Science Guy, had his dancing debut on Season 17 of Dancing With The Stars. After dancing the cha cha cha, one of the judges said, “It was like being waxed. It was painful while it happened and lovely when it was over.” Meanwhile, Bill Nye’s Facebook page has 1,336,632 likes with 54,352 fans talking about the Geeky Guy’s dance performance…

My point is, sometimes a Geek can’t dance; but a Geek does have fans! At LivOn Labs we’re not trying to win any dance contests; but we are trying to share our Geeky science with our own fans. Matter of fact, recently we just sold our Two Millionth Carton of our Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C to our fans!

LivOn Labs’  Geeky science

Our Lypo-SphericTM products are based on the science of Liposomes. A liposome is a microscopic bubble made from two layers of specialized molecules called phospholipids. Just as the cell membrane keeps the contents of the cell inside and intact, a liposome can “contain” and protect whatever substance is placed inside its membrane.

Today liposomes are considered one of the most effective methods of delivering oral nutrients. That’s why LivOn Labs uses liposomes to protect and deliver the various nutrients in the Lypo-Spheric™ nutritional supplements.

Try our Lypo-Spheric supplements today with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Save $10 with code VOICE. Order online with free shipping at www.vitaminc4u.com or call toll free 1.866.682.6193 to place your order.

2013 KXNT Las Vegas Health Fair at Town Square

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LivOn Labs had the opportunity to meet many of our existing fans and make new ones at the recent 100.5 FM 2013 Health Fair. The Event was held in Town Square in Las Vegas and showcased many of the top health care products and practitioners in the valley.

The KXNT Health Fair at Town Square Las Vegas provided awareness, information, and demonstrations on current news and trends concerning health related issues and topics that affect us all.

The health fair also touched on the important changes in our healthcare system due to the Affordable Care Act. Many uninsured individuals were on hand to ask questions and gain valuable insight into the changes and benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

The event featured new offerings from some of the leaders in health products including LivOn Labs who was demonstrating how to take your vitamin C in the morning to keep you healthy and active.

  • Wellness
  • Fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Basic Preventative Medicine
  • Lifestyle Improvements
  • Medical Screenings
  • and much more!

LivOn Labs had a blast at the event and enjoyed meeting all the new faces. We hope you had time to stop by and try some of our products.

– LivOn Team

5 Reasons Athletes Should Take Vitamin C

Not surprisingly, most athletes are unaware how important vitamin C intake is to performance. Some can get away with poor diets and supplementation for awhile (see NBA Super Star Derrick Rose’s weird eating habits). Lucky for Chicago Bulls fans, he has hired a personal trainer, chef, and is taking that next step to remain a superstar into his late 30’s. A simple search online for athletes’ dietary habits brings up a love for Big Macs, Skittles, Swedish Fish, and beer. Many of the top athletes who consume regular supplements, including vitamin C, and maintain healthy eating patterns, perform at a high level far past their primes. Below are a few examples of athletes who train just as hard in the kitchen as they do on the field or court.

  • Steve Nash – NBA SuperStar
  • Kobe Bryant – NBA SuperStar
  • Joe Namath – NFL Hall of Famer
  • Tony Gonzales – NFL Tight End
  • Billie Jean King – Tennis Player
  • Robert Parish – NBA Hall of Famer

How valuable is proper vitamin C supplementation to athletes?

Here are five reasons you should include high dose vitamin C in your regular supplementation schedule.

  1. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, protecting muscle cells from free radical damage, thus enhancing recovery and growth.
  2. Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is also involved with amino acid metabolism, especially the formation of Collagen. Collagen is the primary constituent of connective tissue, the stuff that holds your bones and muscles together. This may not seem important, but as you lift heavier weights, the stress you put on your structure becomes tremendous and risk of injury dramatically increases.
  3. Vitamin C helps in the absorption of Iron. Iron is necessary to help Oxygen bind to hemoglobin in blood. Without adequate oxygen transportation in blood, muscles are robbed of precious oxygen and performance is greatly reduced.
  4. Ascorbic acid also assists in the formation and release of steroid hormones, including the anabolic hormone testosterone.
  5. Vitamin C is perhaps the most water soluble vitamin there is. In other words, it diffuses very rapidly in water. Since a muscle cell is mostly water, the more muscular an athlete becomes, the more vitamin C disperses and the lower the concentration of this critical substance becomes in body tissues. So vitamin C requirements are greatly increased for athletes.

What are B Vitamins Good for and What Do They Each Do?

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We know B vitamins are important but many of us don’t know why. The eight B vitamins are B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. Each of these B vitamins is associated with another name which may look familiar if you have spent any time looking over the nutritional facts on your favorite foods and snacks.

Many of us get these important vitamins in our daily diets; however, with complex diets and food restrictions, supplementation may be necessary to ensure you are receiving the proper level of these essential vitamins. Let’s analyze each B vitamin and describe its benefits and common food sources.

What are B Vitamins Good for?

Vitamin Benefits Food Sources
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Helps convert carbohydrates and fat into energy; essential for normal growth and development.  Green peas, beef, liver, pinto beans, spinach, nuts, bananas, and enriched cereals.
 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Required for the metabolism of fats, carbs, and proteins.  Asparagus, okra, cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, eggs, and fish.
 Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Used for energy metabolism in cells and DNA repair. Produces several stress-related hormones while removing toxins and chemicals from the body.  Chicken, tuna, milk, eggs, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, asparagus, nuts, avocados, beans, mushrooms
 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)  Required to sustain life and is critical in the metabolism of fats, carbs, and proteins.  Beans, eggs, meat, whole grain cereals.
 Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine and Pyridoxamine)  helps the nervous and immune systems function properly; necessary for overall good health  Green beans, salad greens, wheat germ, and bananas.
 Vitamin B7 (Biotin or Vitamin H)  Used in cell growth; the production of fatty acid; metabolism of fat; plays a role in the Krebs Cycle in which energy is released from food; helps with the transfer of carbon dioxide; helps maintain a steady blood sugar level.  Beans, cauliflower, chocolate, eggs, fish, liver, oatmeal, bananas.
 Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)  Helps the body make healthy new cells; taken before and during pregnancy can help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine  Leafy greens such as spinach, dried beans and peas, sunflower seeds, oranges, asparagus
 Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)  Necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells, the maintenance of the nervous system, and the growth and development of children  Animal products such as meat, eggs, dairy products, nutritional yeast, and fortified cereals

As you can see B vitamins are necessary for many important functions in the body. When a supplement is referred to as vitamin B complex, know that this means it has many or all of the B vitamins in its composition.