Family Gatherings Are A “Blue Zone”

December 25, 2012 @ 7:56 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Visiting our grandson RJ, daughter and her husband, and our sons created a wonderful “Blue Zones” holiday.  For the first time in a dozen years our California son did not have to work both the 24th and 26th.  We all gathered in Minneapolis along with our son in law’s family from North Dakota and Wisconsin.

Spending time with family and friends is very important for your health, your longevity, and your joy in living.  I hope you all had the opportunity, or will make time for it soon.

Jay Ginther, MD

Live Longer & Happier – Celebrate the Holidays

December 19, 2012 @ 11:02 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

“The Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner gives “9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest”.  His second book is “Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones’ Way”.  Both are well worth reading.

Celebrate the Holy Days.  Being a person of faith is one of the 9 keys to a longer, happier life.  Hanukkah and Ashura are recently past.  Christmas approaches.  

Give Calcium for the Holidays – in Premium Chocolates!

December 13, 2012 @ 8:16 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Aunt Henrietta will be getting delicious, premium dark chocolate for Christmas again this year.  She gets the same for Easter and her August birthday.  Not often that an 88 year old gets something she desires and needs as a gift.  Because of her lactose intolerance and intolerance of all calcium pills, she needs this gift.

Henrietta needs to get enough Calcium if she is to Take Control Naturally.  That is very challenging with her sensitivities to milk, soy milk, cheses, calcium carbonate pills, calcium citrate, calcium maleate, calcium gluconate, etc.  Adora works.

Adora Premium Chocolate Calcium Supplement often works where others have not.  It is delicious!  The calcium is so finely ground that is undetectable.  So finely ground that Aunt Henrietta digests it despite her Nexium.  It is dessert in just 30 calories.

Vitamin D & MS in Sweden

December 8, 2012 @ 10:42 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Recently, I cited a study from the UK, which showed a probable link between mothers with low Vitamin D levels during pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) years later in their children.  Now a study from Sweden has been published in “Neurology” with different data, different analyses, and somewhat different conclusions.

Swedish researchers analyzed actual blood samples.  They found a clear link between low Vitamin D levels and later MS in the  women involved.  They did not find a link to MS in their children, but acknowleged that the small study numbers limited their analysis and conclusions.  Both studies indicate that low Vitamin D levels can be harmful.