Hey guys, Axe here. I want to talk aboutthe many benefits of vitamin D as well as vitamin D deficiency. So many people are strugglingwith vitamin D deficiency. In fact, according to a lot of medical studies today, they'reshowing that quite possibly the top deficiency we have in America is a vitamin D deficiency,and for a lot of us there are several reasons for that. But let me talk about the symptomsof vitamin D deficiency. I'm then going to get into what's causing vitamin D deficiency,then go over the best foods, supplements and things you can do to correct this type ofissue. But first and foremost, the big thing thatcan cause or the big symptoms you might have
with a vitamin D deficiency are immune issues.If you have a weakened immune system, that could be correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have candida or bacterial overgrowth, it can be caused from a vitamin D deficiency.If you struggle with let's say emotional ups and downs, like depression and anxiety, thatcan be a cause. Hormone imbalance, major cause of vitamin D deficiency. If you have troubleputting on muscle or losing weight, those are all correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have weak bones or teeth, osteoporosis or osteopenia, those are warning signs youhave a vitamin D deficiency. So again, you can see there are a lot of things and I didn't even get into certain other
things like cancer and diabetes and heartdisease but those are all warning signs you could have a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is responsible for really supportinga healthy immune response, digestive health, hormone balance, and here's a key thing toremember. Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It's also a pro hormone. So it's responsiblefor so many hormone producing reactions within your body. You've got to have vitamin D. Now here are the biggest causes of vitaminD deficiency. Number one is not getting enough sunlight. The sun should be your number onesource of vitamin D. We live in a world today
where we live inside, especially if you'rein the northern states, whether it be in Canada or northern US or northern Europe. But ifyou are not getting outside enough and not getting enough direct sunlight on your skin,that will create a vitamin D deficiency. So starting off, the majority of people are vitaminD deficient because we don't get outside enough. And the other thing can be certain chemicals,especially things that are plastic in nature, those can block vitamin D absorption. So ifyou're drinking out of plastic bottles that have something called BPA, that's bisphenolA, that can cause vitamin D deficiency and really affect the way vitamin D is absorbedand utilized and created by your liver in
your body. The other thing is toxicity. If you're exposedto toxins on a regular basis, that affects the liver. Your liver is actually responsiblefor producing and creating vitamin D within your body. So again, toxicity another majorcause of vitamin D deficiency. So if you want to start to correct vitaminD deficiency and see improvements in your immune function, in your metabolism, in yourhormones and things like your thyroid and your adrenal glands and improving your overallmood and bone strength, you've got to get more vitamin D.
Again, your number one source by far is sunlight.I recommend getting outside 20 minutes to 30 minutes every single day. Even if it'scold outside, getting a little bit of sun on your face and hands, it's so importantfor getting Vitamin D. So again, number one is get sunlight 20 to 30 minutes a day. Now, apart from that, certain foods will containsmall amounts of vitamin D. Number one source will be wild caught salmon or fish, so againgetting wild caught fish on a regular basis. Also, raw fermented milk, like a goat's milkyogurt, may have small amounts of vitamin D, as will mushrooms and eggs. But again,you're going to get very small amount in diet.
How To Get RID Of Biofilms
Greetings. It's New Zealand naturopath, EricBakker, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of Canxida, the Candida dietary supplementsof choice. Thanks for tuning into my tutorial. Today, we're going to talk about biofilm eradication.You may have seen some of my other tutorials explaining about biofilms, how they are basicallymicro colonies that form of bacteria, yeast, or even a combination of both of those, andthey live in various parts of the body. They can live in the nose. They can cause dentalplaque. They can be involved in vaginal yeast infection, jock itch, in the gut, and manyother areas of the body these colonies can form. And they cover themselves with a particulartype of a layer, and that's why they're called
a biofilm. They can be hard to eradicate.Biofilm eradication really requires a multistage approach. You're not really going to nailthis thing just with one thing. Taking a pill isn't really going to cut it. You need todo a little bit more than that. Let's just go over a few different things you can reallydo to help eradicate biofilm. We have to really prevent a biofilm formationin the first place. We have to really disrupt the attachment of the biofilm to the surfacethat it's adhered to. We have to also interfere with what we call quot;quorum sensing.quot; Quorumsensing is something I've spoken about in a previous tutorial. This is basically how thebugs communicate with each other inside these
colonies. For a colony to really thrive therehas to be a lot of cooperation going on. Food has to go into the colony, and wastes haveto be transported out. And they have to reproduce quite effectively, and quorum sensing is acomplicated term explaining how that cooperation occurs. So we've got to disrupt this cooperation.We have to modulate the type of biofilm. What we've got to do is shift the biofilm to planktonicbacteria. I've spoken previously about what planktonic bacteria and biofilm are. Thinkabout planktonic bacteria or yeast as like yeast or bacteria floating freely versus thebiofilm, where they live in colonies. What we want to do is shift the film into the planktonictype, so the immune system can really nail
these little things getting around in thebloodstream. And we've got to promote detachment of the biofilm to break the biofilm up.We have to disrupt the shield, the actual shield. So think of it like a glass dome andyou've got a city living inside a glass dome. You've got to smash this dome, break it, sowe can get in there, and pull these buildings apart. Mechanical and physical means and alsothere's herbal medicines I recommend that I use that are very effective in smashingthe shield and helping to pulverize these buildings down. And then the last one is developmentof biofilm resistant surfaces. So what we want to really do is give a good course ofprobiotics to help stop attachment of these
bugs onto these surfaces to build the biofilmall over again. As I mentioned previously, people often withvery low levels of beneficial bacteria that I see in stool tests are much more prone toserious biofilm formation. I see that routinely in stool tests. There are many different typesof herbs that I use for biofilm eradication. And I developed a product for Candida, butit also works beautifully for biofilm eradication. And that's called Canxida Remove. It containsall the key things in it you want, and I'll explain more about these kinds of herbal medicinesin subsequent tutorials. But you really want to get a good standardized garlic extract.You want to get oregano oil. You want to get
grapefruit seed extract. You want to use differentkinds of herbs that are specifically indicated for working on bacteria and on Candida, andthey're going to help to break the shield down, disrupt the quorum communication, killdirectly, eradicate, inhibit reproduction, muck up the food supply. All these thingsare going to really be achieved by giving a very good balanced herbal formula in a timereleasedproduct. And that's why I developed Canxida Remove because I knew that most people withserious Candida infections, in fact, have got biofilm.Anyone with chronic Candida will almost certainly have a biofilm in their digestive system thatneeds eradicating and in other parts of their