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  • 12/12/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Vitamin D, Supplementation, and the Sun

     

    Vitamin D is the only dietary nutrient that the body makes in response to direct sunlight and as such, if sun exposure is limited then we need to ingest it and since food sources are limited supplements are a good option. Vitamin D is most well-known for enhancing bone health, but it has been shown to aid in the absorption of minerals and protect against cancer, infections, and many diseases. Vitamin D regulates around 3,000 genes which might explain its many benefits. But how much vitamin D should you get? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends 600IU a day to prevent a deficiency in those with limited sunlight, but this will not even get you close to optimal levels for healthy living.

    For healthy adults, Intaking around 5000IU a day is adequate to raise vitamin D to more optimum levels, and intaking up to 10,000IU a day can increase it even more. A more optimal level of Vitamin D in the blood is 50-70ng/ml, which can be achieved for some by intaking 5000IU every day with limited sun exposure (or by being in the sun all day). Intaking up to 10,000 IU can be advantageous for those with little sunlight exposure, and even 50,000IU can help while sick. Toxicity is difficult to achieve as cases are typically from people taking 1,000,000IU or more for more than a month, so toxicity is typically not an issue.

    As for sun exposure, more vitamin D is produced in lighter-skinned people and in warmer/clearer weather where the sun is the highest. So if it's cloudy and cold the need for supplementing with vitamin D becomes more apparent. If it is the evening in the winter, it becomes very difficult for someone with fair skin to synthesize enough vitamin D to even be at sufficient levels. But that same person at noon in the summer could synthesize plenty of vitamin D in less than 30 minutes. With colder weather here it becomes important to ensure vitamin D levels with supplementation.

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  • 11/12/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Immune Support For The Flu Season

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  • 10/29/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Pro’s and Con’s of Caffeine

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  • 10/11/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Lower Back Problems? Treat The Cause Not The Pain

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    Brain Problems? Try Exercise

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  • 09/16/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    The Scale Might Be Lying to You

    When someone says they want to lose weight they usually mean they want to lose the excess fat. Often the scale is used to assess this, which could be discouraging when starting a program. The scale only tells part of the story, as the number could stay the same even though progress is being made in your workouts and diet. The main reason for this is an increase in muscle mass with a decrease in fat mass, which is great progress. The fat loss is the main goal and the muscle gain is not only good for your overall health but helps you burn more fat throughout the day while resting. 

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  • 09/05/2019 - Christin Robison 0 Comments
    Screen Free Challenge!

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  • 08/07/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Check Out our Supplement of the Month!

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  • 07/22/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    2019 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

    The 2019 EWG dirty dozen and clean fifteen lists are out! Check out some of the changes since last year’s list:

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  • 07/19/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Lifting Local

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  • 07/12/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Hydration: It’s About More Than Just Water!

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  • 07/04/2019 - Christin Robison 0 Comments
    Got Headaches?

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  • 06/11/2019 - Christin Robison 0 Comments
    7 Ways to Add Nutrients to Your Food

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    June Recipes

    June Recipes​​

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    May Recipes

    May Recipes

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  • 05/07/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Happy Spring, Healthy Dirt!

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    April Recipes
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    March Recipes

    March Recipes

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  • 03/08/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Gut Brain Connection

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    February Recipes

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  • 01/09/2019 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Power of Positivity

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  • 12/07/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Hidden Toxins Lurking in Holiday Treats + Health Challenge #2!

     

    Many toxins are hidden in our food, especially holiday treats. They are disguised by delicious taste and lack of advertising that certain preservatives, foods, dyes, and chemicals are actually harmful! We would like to believe that companies wouldn’t use additives or foods that are toxic, but unfortunately, that is not the case. Here are a few ways to be aware of hidden toxins lurking in your food and ways to detox them from your body.

    Pesticides: Pesticides are sprayed on conventional produce to prevent insect infestation from destroying the crop. There is often residue from these chemicals left on and inside produce after it hits the grocery store shelves. These chemicals have been linked to various health issues from cancer to birth defects. Check out the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen to see which product is safe to buy conventional and which should be bought organically. 

    Sodium Nitrate/Nitrites: These compounds are found in deli meats and other processed and cured deli foods. They could cause methemoglobinemia, a preventable disease. "Uncured" and "no nitrites/nitrates" foods could contain celery juice, which is also high in nitrates. Read your labels!

    Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH/rBST): This is a growth hormone given to dairy cows to increase milk production. rGBH produces increased levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) which is a significant factor in breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Choose rGBH free products or organic dairy.

    Bisphenol-A (BPA): This is a chemical found in plastic and food/beverage can linings. It is a hormone mimicker that is suspected to be linked to breast and prostate cancers as well as reproductive and behavioral problems and diabetes. Search for BPA-free linings, plastics (Tupperware and water bottles!), or avoid cans and plastic containers altogether. 

    Polycyclic Aromatic HydrocarbonsThat may sound like Greek but it is actually a substance that is created when fat is burned. This becomes a carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). Avoid smoking any oils you use to cook with or eating burned foods.

    Acrylamide: Another Greek word! This substance is created when starchy foods like potatoes and grains are cooked or fried at high temperatures. This substance is also a carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) so try to avoid fried foods, snack chips, toasted cereals, etc. 

    Artificial Food Coloring/Dyes: These chemicals have been linked to neurological disorders. They are found in many children’s snacks (fruit rolls/snacks, cereals, baked goods, etc.) as well as frostings, cakes, etc. Use natural dyes and avoid ingesting artificial ingredients! 

    Holiday Health Challenge #2: Choose one of these toxins to remove from your household and diet! If it is part of a dish during the holiday, make it without or avoid the dish. Your body will thank you! Comment below what you are planning on eliminating!

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  • 11/29/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Fit, Trim, & Jolly!

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  • 11/22/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Enjoying The Holiday (Stress Free!)

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  • 11/12/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Healthier Holiday Challenge!

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  • 11/09/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Thanksgiving “Pre-Tox”

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  • 09/28/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Fall Activities for the Family

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  • 08/15/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

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  • 07/23/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Finding Rest in a Chaotic World

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  • 06/13/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Tips For a Safe Summer

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  • 04/16/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    2018 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

    The 2018 EWG pesticide results are in! Here is the latest dirty dozen and clean fifteen list:

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  • 03/23/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Hop Into Easter Naturally!

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  • 03/15/2018 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Are you Nutrient Deficient?

    What is nutrient deficiency?

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  • 12/15/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Gratitude Can Make You Healthy

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  • 10/13/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

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  • 09/18/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Fall Into Clean Eating

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  • 08/28/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Healthy Aging Month

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  • 08/11/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Back to School! Stress Reliever or Stress Producer..?

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  • 05/24/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Ditch the Sugary Drinks

    Summer, Summer, Summertime!

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  • 05/17/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Your Kids Are Ready For Summer…Are You?

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  • 04/19/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Power of Positivity

    I saw a video on Facebook today that completely challenged me. Please take a few moments to watch it…it may change your perspective too!

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  • 03/30/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Oh, The Weather Outside Is (No Longer) Frightful

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  • 02/27/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Consistence, Persistence, and Resistance

     

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  • 01/23/2017 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Small Steps

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  • 12/07/2016 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    How Big Is Your But?

     

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  • 09/26/2016 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    HEALTH IS A VERB

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  • 07/14/2016 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    7 Tips To Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

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  • 01/17/2014 - drryanjmayedadc 0 Comments
    Our New Website and Blog

    Thanks to our talented receptionist, our new website and blog is now available! At Dr. Ryan J. Mayeda’s chiropractic clinic, we believe that everyone should have the information they need to lead a healthy life. We hope to bring your tips, information, and healthy living advice. From time to time, we may also answer questions from you; if you have a question for our doctors, please use our contact us form send it all information is confidential. Should you need emergency assistance, please contact us directly by telephone!

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