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(NaturalNews) Globally speaking, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually - affecting about 200 million women with an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds! Yet, most women are never told that a vitamin K deficiency can cause weakening of the bones, chronic inflammation plus a host of degenerative diseases.

Learn the secrets to avoiding heart disease and osteoporosis. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue talk about the risks associated with popular nutritional supplements; why vitamin K2 is crucial for optimal health plus many other lifesaving tips - which have been ignored by science for over 70 years!

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death around the world, claims the lives of over 17 million people per year. According to the World Health Organization, "cardiovascular diseases can be prevented" - yet they fail to mention that vitamin K deficiency is connected to CVD.

"When we're lacking K2, we're at much greater risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer. And these are three concerns that used to be relatively rare. Over the last 100 years, as we've changed the way we produced our food and the way we eat, they have become very common."
- Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue

The most misunderstood vitamin on the planet

Vitamin K is often touted as the "blood clotting" vitamin - but this is where the confusion begins. Blood clotting only comes from vitamin K1, technically called phylloquinone, which is easily found in our diet by eating dark, leafy green vegetables. Vitamin K2, technically called menaquinone and largely ignored by conventional medicine, is responsible for moving calcium around in the body.

The significance of vitamin K2 can NOT be overemphasized. If you want stronger bones (which need calcium) and clear, healthy arteries (which do NOT need excess calcium deposits) - then you need to avoid a vitamin K2 deficiency.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Kate talk about how vitamin K2 is crucial for optimal health - especially if you're taking calcium or vitamin D supplements. Do NOT miss this lifesaving program.

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Health alert: Read carefully if you're taking vitamin D or calcium supplements

Unfortunately, thanks to modern living conditions, vitamin D deficiency has reached epidemic levels in our society due to inadequate sunlight exposure. Dr. Kate says:

"When you take vitamin D, your body creates more of these vitamin K2-dependent proteins, the proteins that will move the calcium around. They have a lot of potential health benefits. But until the K2 comes in to activate those proteins, those benefits aren't realized. So, really, if you're taking vitamin D, you're creating an increased demand for K2. And vitamin D and K2 work together to strengthen your bones and improve your heart health."

Are you taking calcium supplements? Watch out because you could be increasing your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Dr. Kate points out:

"... For so long, we've been told to take calcium for osteoporosis... and vitamin D, which we know is helpful. But then, more studies are coming out showing that increased calcium intake is causing more heart attacks and strokes. That created a lot of confusion around whether calcium is safe or not. But that's the wrong question to be asking, because we'll never properly understand the health benefits of calcium or vitamin D, unless we take into consideration K2. That's what keeps the calcium in its right place."

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, you'll learn about the health benefits of vitamin K2; why vitamin K2 is missing in our diet; the best supplements to take plus much more. If you're a healthcare provider - you're going to LOVE this program.

This week's guest: Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, naturopathic doctor and vitamin K expert

Learn how to maintain strong bones and a healthy heart - Sun. Dec. 7

Kate Rheaume-Bleue (RAY-OME BLOO) is a licensed primary care naturopathic physician and author. A former faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Kate is a renowned expert in the field of natural health and speaks internationally on many topics related to natural medicine.

Dr. Kate is the author of the book, "Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life" and is a widely sought-after public health speaker. A frequent guest on radio and television, Dr. Kate is a leading authority on the topic of vitamin K2 and natural disease prevention strategies.

Are you deficient in vitamin K2? If you're like most Americans, the answer is yes - especially if you suffer with osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes or cancer. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, you'll learn about the difference between vitamin K1 and K2; the 'calcium paradox' and the vitamin D problem that's largely ignored by mainstream medicine.

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