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Nose-Breathing Aids In Memory

Nose-breathing affects the ability to memorize. The study cites improvement in memory consolidation or recall when breathing through the nose. Additionally nose-breathing provides more oxygen than mouth-breathing. Also, mouth breathing exposes the body to more air pollutants.
Let’s get real though… breathing through your nose is more attractive too. You look smarter! The electric wiring of your body takes in different sensation from touch, sight, and smell. When a sensation is received, it’s expressed as a thought or reaction.
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Since evidence shows that nose-breathing can aid your memory, researchers will look at the parts of the brain that react to a smell. Link here. There are 3 types of nerves. Nerves connect to muscle, organs, and to the brain. Subtle shifts of the spine can obstruct these connections. This will block connections to the muscle, organs, and brain.

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Vitamin D Use for Abdominal and Belly Fat

Increased fat mass and metabolic syndrome is a worldwide problem. Increases in weight have a higher incidence of joint and skeletal disorders, kidney disease, cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease. Mounting evidence shows a link between vitamin D levels and weight.

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Preliminary studies show that vitamin D supplementation improves total fat mass and body mass index in obese children. Link here. Children took 1,200 IU of vitamin D 3 for 26 weeks. All children had blood levels under 30 ng/ml. Also, high levels of abdominal fat or larger waistlines show low levels of vitamin D. Link here. Scientists believe that it’s hard to metabolize or use with excess fat mass.

Other Uses For Vitamin Supplementation

Other uses for supplementation besides bone maintenance exist. For instance, I wrote about low levels of vitamin D and folate relates to first incidence of psychosis. Link here. Other studies include heart health, cancer rates, and immune system health. Link here.

How Much Do I Need?

Above all, it’s important to supplement in the fall and winter months. Sunlight is less intense and the day is shorter. With the advice of your general practitioner, 1,000 IU of Vitamin D3 with K2 is recommended. Lastly, studies need more research to help create baseline levels. A set baseline will establish better usage and dosages.

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