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Are Your Vitamins Working?

by Dr. Rosa Kincaid, MD

 

Vitamins have become a part of our American lifestyle as well as a billion-dollar industry.  We are reminded on several cognitive and subtle levels to take our vitamins to: increase our energy level, keep parts of our body from “breaking down” (anti-aging), avoid diseases that “runs in my family’” and keep that “fit” look.  When you take your daily vitamin, you feel that you’re really trying to do something good for yourself.  What is it that you are doing?

 

Vitamins are substances that are supposed to protect us from the damage to our cells that is occurring each day.  This damage is caused from pollution, cigarette smoke, overexposure to the sun, processed foods, and stress.  Wow, this sounds like it includes the majority of us living in this modern, industrialized environment.  This is an almost unavoidable lifestyle!  Our protection from daily free radical can be managed and now even measured.

 

The solution to free-radical damage or oxidative stress is the increased intake of carotenoids.  Carotenoids are a class of ant-oxidants found in fruits and vegetables that happen to have a deep red, orange or yellow color.  Antioxidants stabilize the body tissue and blood cell walls and prevent disease by boosting up your body’s natural defense (your immune system.)  Antioxidants protect your body from disease. However, taking vitamins should not be your only means.

 

Lowering your Body Mass Index (BMI) to an appropriate level between 19-23, decreasing your stress level, getting at least 7 1/2 hours of sleep each night, decreasing sun and pollution exposure and eating a high consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables puts a check on free radical damage, premature aging and future serious health concerns.

Ramen Spectroscopy is Nobel Prize-winning technology that has been introduced several years ago.  It has now been adapted to measure tissue carotenoids.  It is therefore measuring your overall antioxidant status.  It is telling you whether your vitamins are doing their job or if you also have to make some lifestyle changes.  This “BioPhotonic “ scanner is a great predictor of your overall general health.

 

This is a non-invasive test, which just involves your placing your hand over a blue light for five minutes.  It is not painful and is very accurate.  It will clearly print out your antioxidant score and give an uncomplicated healthcare plan.

 

Please visit the office of Dr. Rosa Kincaid, M.D. for your free scan and free 10-minute consultation.  Find out if your vitamins are working! 314-531-0008. And visit our booth at the Healthy PLanet Natural Living Expo, Sunday, March 4, in Webster Groves.

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