Updated: Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013, 1:09 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013, 1:09 PM EST
When you visit a pharmacy, there is often an entire wall of vitamins and supplements. But how do you know what you should take to get the best bang for your buck? In today's Healthy Living, Lynn Hostetler from Lynn's Pharmacy explains how just a couple vitamins a day can improve your health and possibly prevent some very serious diseases.
Pharmacist Lynn Hostetler explains. “What we're here today about is deciding what we can do in the way of alternative medicine perhaps or something different in vitamins and things that we can take that make a significant improvement to our health at a very little cost. As we talked about in a previous show, everybody ought to be on fish oil. But the next thing I recommend is vitamin D and vitamin K.
“Vitamin K is very significant because it takes the calcium out of the arteries and other parts of the body and puts it in the bone where it belongs. And lets it be put in the bone in a correct fashion and a stable fashion. All women, particularly over 30 or so ought to be on vitamin K. The other side effect, if you want to call it that, half the people that would have died of heart trouble, don't if they're on vitamin K.
“Vitamin D is the next thing I recommend people to take. In addition to, in conjunction with the vitamin K, moving the calcium out of the arteries, where it plugs them up and causes problems, to the bones. It does many other things. It does a better job of preventing you getting the cold or the flu than flu shots or anything like that. Secondary, it prevents colon cancer, breast cancer, and we even think the efficiency in vitamin D even sets you up for Parkinson's and some other diseases. There is a whole host of things. We could talk for probably 30 minutes about vitamin D.
“For more information, you can call, or better yet come in. If you come in we'll give you handouts that are much more comprehensive, that give you much more information in great depth and understanding.”
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