Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Mind Blowing Relationship of Breast Cancer Incidence and Vitamin D Serum Levels

This is why I go on so much about the importance of knowing one's vitamin D levels. I saw Dr Cedric Garland present this slide at a vitamin D symposium in Canada a couple of years ago. As this slide came up he was saying..."the trend was so linear that they ( the researchers) had never seen breast cancer in a woman with a serum level of 70ng/ml." That statement had a profound impact on me...and in that exact moment I made it my goal to have my levels and the levels of every woman in my family be at or higher than 70ng/ml. 
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Data from: Lowe LC, et al. Plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentrations, vitamin D receptor genotype and breast cancer risk in a UK Caucasian population. Eur J Cancer. 2005;41:1164-9.

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