pairOdime wrote:Thanks Cheer...research continues to support the vascular connection and the importance of blood flow.
Here is a presentation by Dr. Richard Weller discussing the link between sun exposure and nitric oxide release.
http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_weller ... heart.html
THANK YOU for this Ted talk, pair. Fabulous!!!! (He's got the same pick of the nitric oxide Nobel winners I use in my presentations on endothelial health.) What an intelligent and well-explained talk. I would love to connect Dr. Weller with Dr. Cooke at Stanford--will work on this. I do believe endothelial health is the future of health care for chronic diseases.
Stores of nitrates in our skin are released by UV rays--and are more stable than simple NO, which is a gas. The difference in quality of these stores is determined by our diet---nutrition from leafy green vegetables as opposed to processed hot dogs is why we recommend some forms of dietary nitrates over others. It's not the nitrates in processed meats that are bad for you--it's the salt and fat. Also, when sodium nitrate is used as a curing agent, it turns into sodium nitrite, which depletes O2 in our cells. This is why it's better to choose kale over bologna.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/28495 ... m-nitrite/
But there are many, many ways to increase NO. Meditation, laughter, deep breathing, vitamin B12, sunshine, exercise...all release NO. To learn more about how to increase nitric oxide naturally and maintain endothelial health, I put together this program based on Dr. John Cooke's book The Cardiovascular Cure.
http://www.ccsvi.org/index.php/helping- ... ial-health
we live near Ventura (the town used in Dr. Weller's presentation) and Jeff gets his rays everyday. It's made a huge difference in his health, but he had severe heat intolerence before venoplasty, and used to avoid the sun. I do believe this becomes a viscious cycle for those with MS. The sun's heat causes problems, and they miss out on its benefits in NO and vitamin D production.
Thanks again for the Ted talk!