Happy Holidays! Hopefully everyone’s holiday season is off to a great start! All my best for a Happy, Peaceful, and Healthy New Year. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
This month’s newsletter contains the third and final installment of my heart health series. If you have not read the first two articles I would encourage you to do so.
Also, it looks like I need to clarify the lab situation for where you can get great deals on your blood tests. Please see below for details.
One last news of note. I will be out of the office (and country) from December 25 until January 8. Some of you will need supplements during this time period, so I’m asking that you plan ahead so I can have product available for you. I will send out reminders of this as it gets closer to my day of departure.
Nutrients for a Healthy Heart: Part 3 – Toning the Heart
As mentioned in previous articles rate, rhythm, and tone are the key measurements of heart health. Rate is the speed at which the heart beats. This is influenced by the autonomic nervous system and two key minerals: potassium and phosphorus. Rhythm refers to how blood moves through the vasculature. This is influenced by the integrity of the vasculature tissues, electrical signaling and by the mineral calcium.
Rate and rhythm were featured in the two previous articles. Tone refers to the muscular strength of the heart. This is influenced primarily by Vitamins B, C, and E. Tone will be addressed in this article. I will focus on Vitamins B and E as Vitamin C was addressed in a previous article.
Tone is influenced by Vitamin B4. Have you ever heard of it? If I were a betting person I’d say probably not (unless you read my earlier articles about it!). Well perhaps there is a reason. Maybe someone doesn’t want you to know what it is you are missing. This is the vitamin you never heard of because there is no synthetic version. It always and only appears in nature with Vitamin B1. The B1/B4 combination helps keep the heart strong (tone) and converts chemical energy into electrical energy working with calcium for keeping up the heart’s rhythm.
For the rest of the article click here: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=529
Where to Get Your Blood Drawn
Late last month I learned of a change in the locations where one could use Direct Labs for blood draws. I thought I had a solution. Apparently there are two main players Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. They work directly with doctors but also have contracts with companies like Direct Labs who offer consumer direct pricing and convenience. It appears there was a bit of shuffling between these two companies and the consumer direct Internet-based companies. I believe it is all sorted out now and actually provides more comprehensive coverage with more locations to choose from for my potential clients. There are two companies that I recommend.
The first is still Direct Labs. However, for most of my clients in the Milwaukee/Ozaukee County area I’d recommend the second company Walk-In-Lab as they are now affiliated with the Mequon Road location. Both companies offer similar tests and similar pricing.
It looks like Walk-In-Lab has a Black Friday special of 20% off good until November 30, so you may want to take advantage of that. Here’s the link to Walk-In-Lab: http://www.walkinlab.com/
Here’s the link to Direct Labs: http://www.directlabs.com/
Once again I wish you and your family and friends a Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year!