Monday, February 18, 2013

My New Wise Traditions Article, "Nutritional Adjuncts to the Fat-Soluble Vitamins," Is Now Online!

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

My new article from the Winter, 2012 issue of Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is now up online! The article gives a brief history of how the concept of synergy between the fat-soluble vitamins repeatedly eluded us through the twentieth century, with a a little peak at the rise and fall of cod liver oil's popularity, and then dives into the roles of zinc, magnesium, fat, carbohydrate, carbon dioxide, and thyroid hormone in supporting the action of the fat-soluble vitamins. If you'd like to read it, you can find it here:


This article is based on my talk at the Wise Traditions 2012 conference by the same name. The upcoming spring journal will carry my article, "Meat, Bones, Organs, and Skin: Nutrition for Mental Health," based off my other talk at the November conference, which covers the literature on vegetarianism and mental disorders, the roles of vitamin B12, folate, methionine, and glycine in supporting methylation, and the role of methylation in contributing to the regulation of dopamine, in turn regulating the balance of mental stability and mental fluidity that it is needed for optimal mental health. 

If you like these articles and you'd like to offer financial support to the Weston A. Price Foundation, I highly suggest becoming a member, which entitles you among other things to a free subscription to the quarterly journal. It's much more pleasant to read these articles in print format than online, and you get to read them before they go online.If you'd like to become a member, you can do so for $40 ($25 for students, seniors, unemployed, and disabled) here.

Enjoy!

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

18 comments:

  1. So Chris, do you take a k2 supplement?

    Thank you and a great article.

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    1. Right now I'm taking 1 mg/day of Thorne K2, because I found out I have a genetic polymorphism in vitamin K recycling that makes it effectively as if I'm on low-dose coumadin all the time.

      Chris

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    2. Chris,
      That's interesting. Do you plan on elaborating for a future blog post?

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    3. Chris, can you tell any difference, or measure any difference in any way, between when you're taking the K2 and when you're not? Just curious...

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  2. Hi Chris,

    About the relationship between thyroid and carbon dioxide:

    First of all, what do you think is an adequate concentration of CO2 in the blood?

    Secondly, what (to your knowledge) might cause CO2 concentrations to remain relatively low even when free T3 levels are quite high? Reverse T3? Free fatty acids?

    Thanks for your great work.

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  3. Was curious if you saw the studies mentioned in this article by Jeff Leach.

    http://humanfoodproject.com/palm-oil-maybe-not-such-a-good-idea-after-all/

    The Human Food Project seems to be anti-fat these days — claiming high fat diets are causing gut microbiome changes that lead to low-grade inflammation.

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  4. Real wise! I'd just hope you have videos of this in youtube. Do you?

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  5. Brendan: Hyperventilation will do that =)It's why some (eg: Dr. Ray Peat) recommend breathing in a paper bag now and then.

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  6. Interesting stuff Chris! Thanks for letting us know that your article is up and available in the online format. Now, am I correct in assuming that fat-soluble vitamins can be very beneficial for supporting good mental health?

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  7. I guess this will change my daily intakes :)

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  8. Very good post. i never thought that fat-soluble vitamins is also essential in keeping a good health.

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  9. Yea, I actually was just talking to someone about fat-soluble vitamins, but they weren't hearing it. Thanks for sharing this post and backing up what I had been thinking!

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  10. I definitely need to change my dose :) it is funny how people are not aware of their daily habits and whether it is good or bad, accurate or not... they just listen to their aunt.... :)

    Thanks for the post !

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