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Know Your Vitamin D Number test

By Dr. Jerry Mixon January 14, 2016

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You know your height and weight. You probably have a rough idea about your cholesterol number and what it should be. You might know your blood pressure. But there’s another number that most people don’t know, but should.

That number is your 25 hydroxy vitamin D level. Modern Americans avoid sun exposure in an effort to avoid wrinkles and skin cancer. But skipping the sunshine means that they don’t make enough vitamin D. Many studies have now established that the lower your vitamin D, the higher your risk of cancer, autoimmune disease, and premature death.

I recommend that everyone get their vitamin D checked

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7 Essential Supplements

By Dr. Jerry Mixon June 6, 2014

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  1. Vitamin C - Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin vital for immune function and for producing collagen, a structural protein connective tissue. The body requires vitamin C to form and maintain blood vessels, bone, and skin, metabolize amino acids, and synthesize hormones. Longevity Antioxidants with C & Bioflavonoids
  2. Vitamin B - B-Complex vitamins function as cofactors in biochemical reactions and are needed by the body to produce energy,
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13 Tips for an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle

By Dr. Jerry Mixon May 4, 2014

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Inflammation can lead to increased risk of diseases. Follow these tips to combat a multitude of health issues, present and future.

  1. Eat organic produce, organic range-fed poultry, meat, dairy and eggs. Eating organic reduces the overall chemical stress on the liver, kidneys, and immune system.
  2. Eat vegetables of every color of the rainbow. The brighter the color, the higher the antioxidant level of the vegetable. Antioxidants soothe your body's chemistry.
  3. Reduce inflammation by balancing your blood sugars.
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Vitamin D & the Law of Unintended Consequences

By Dr. Jerry Mixon October 23, 2012

In medicine as in so many walks of life, one thing we have to learn over and over is the law of unintended consequences. A series of new studies about vitamin D proves this in spades!

For many years, medical societies and government committees have warned us all to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. These same experts have cautioned us to use sunscreens on a daily basis to minimize the amount of inadvertent sun exposure we get in our day-to-day lives. But a new study indicates that this may be a bad idea, with far-reaching (and completely unintended) health consequences. It’s true that avoiding excess sun exposure and using sunscreen may well minimize your risk of getting malignant melanoma, and can certainly improve the look of your skin as you get older. But since exposure to sunlight causes our bodies to produce vitamin D, all these precautions can dramatically decrease the amount of vitamin D in our systems. These low levels of vitamin D have been linked to

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Little Things Count: Kids and Micronutrients

By Dr. Jerry Mixon July 3, 2012

If you know anything about Longevity Medical Clinic, or about me, you know that I typically focus on ways we mature adults can improve our physical, mental and psychological functions during the last half of our lives. Today’s blog is going to be quite a bit different. That’s because, as many of you know, my wife and I recently had a new baby – and like all new parents I want my baby to be as smart, well-educated, happy and successful as possible in her life. So in addition to the usual hours I spend each day reviewing the latest literature describing what happens to us during the aging process, I’ve recently been spending a little time considering the other end of the life spectrum: child development. What I want to know is: what can I do to make my baby daughter’s little brain as robust and resilient as possible?

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