Oct. 25, 2015

Today’s podcast is a conversation I had with a wonderful fount of knowledge, Beverly Meyer. Beverly has been a client of natural health therapies since 1972.  After a successful but exhausting career in business (with interviews in Glamour, Venture, Entrepreneur and Inc.), she devoted herself full-time to the study and practice of health therapies. She’s been helping clients with a wide variety of health problems ever since. On today’s show we’re chatting about the very undervalued vitamin - Vitamin K, and the role its lack plays in all kinds of physical conditions from facial and mouth bone abnormalities to fertility and pregnancy. No matter what you’ve heard about Vitamin K in the past, you’re sure to hear something you didn’t know on this podcast episode.

Beverly’s story of the discovery of Vitamin K’s importance in the human diet.

Around the age of 61 Beverly discovered that her narrow palate was at the root of issues she was experiencing - anxiety, heart issues, etc. The shape of her jaw (V-shaped instead of U-shaped) was pushing back on her skull causing undue pressure on her brain. Wearing a particular kind of mouth guard for a while corrected the problem but she wasn’t satisfied. She began questioning why the last few generations of people have had more narrow palates than those in the past. What she discovered was that our diets in the last decade have been deficient in Vitamin K2 in particular, an essential vitamin in the development of bones and facial structures. The is a very intriguing conversation that will uncover the importance of Vitamin K and explain why everyone needs to be on some kind of supplementation to provide Vitamin K to their diet.

What is Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is one of the fat-soluble vitamins… and the way these fat-soluble vitamins work is that they all move and work together. If any of them is missing the function of the others are compromised. Vitamin K is the most neglected and misunderstood of the bunch. It’s lack is now being traced to health problems of all kinds. It’s a vitamin most people in the western world don’t get much of in their regular diet. What should you do in light of this information? Today’s guest, Beverly Meyer, is an expert on Vitamin K and shares a great deal of actionable information on this episode, so set aside some time to hear what she’s got to say, and what she recommends for the average person to do about their lack of Vitamin K.

The main function of Vitamin K2: It’s all about Calcium.

Beverly Meyer’s way of understanding what Vitamin K does in the diet is a clever, 3-word sentence she’s come up with, and all of the words begin with the letter “K,” (Isn’t that Klever?)

Here it is: K Karries Kalcium (K carries calcium). Vitamin K is the delivery truck that picks up calcium and delivers it to the proper address. When you get deficient in K, the places in your body that need calcium don’t get it. So what happens to the calcium? It could float around aimlessly in your bloodstream causing plaque in your arteries. It could turn into plaque on your teeth. It could contribute to gallstones or kidney stones. Find out more about why K is so important in your diet by listening to this episode.

The importance of supplementing with Vitamin K every day.

There are foods you can add to or increase in your diet that will give you additional Vitamin K2. Animal organs, pastured eggs, blue cheese, and many others are on the list of the best foods to include. But even then you won’t likely get enough to prevent the abnormalities that come from a diet deficient in Vitamin K. That’s why Beverly Meyer, today’s guest, recommends that everyone from age 3 through all stages of adulthood, use Vitamin K supplements. In today’s conversation Beverly recommends a couple of different brands of Vitamin K supplements that are natural and safe and shares more foods you can eat to help make up for any Vitamin K deficiency.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Beverly Meyer:

  • [0:19] Welcome and introduction of today’s guest, Beverly Meyer.
  • [1:02] Beverly’s interest in Vitamin K2, and why it’s important.
  • [3:00] What is Vitamin K (1 & 2) and what do they do in the body?
  • [5:35] The research of Dr. Weston Price and how it revealed the importance of “activator X” - vitamin K2.
  • [8:50] Some of the sources of K2 and why we don’t get enough of it in modern times.
  • [10:36] The facial structure changes that a lack of Vitamin K2 can cause.
  • [13:30] One of the big problems with Vitamin K - we don’t store it in the body.
  • [14:20] The importance of supplementing your diet with Vitamin K2 daily.
  • [15:41] The main function of Vitamin K2: K Karries Kalcium. (K carries calcium).
  • [19:20] How Vitamin K can prevent the need for braces and oral surgery.
  • [20:16] Other problems that come from a lack of Vitamin K2.
  • [23:13] A quick test to see if erectile dysfunction is a lack of Vitamin K2.
  • [24:37] The role Vitamin K2 could play in keeping your blood and blood pressure under control.
  • [26:46] How does Vitamin K impact fertility and pregnancy?
  • [30:39] Malabsorption issues can be a reason Vitamin K is not being utilized in the body.
  • [34:08] The vital need to chew food properly and thoroughly.
  • [34:58] Reshaping a child or teen’s jaw shape.
  • [38:53] What are general amounts of Vitamin K2 that should be taken?
  • [45:01] Where you can connect with Beverly.

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Dr. Weston Price

On the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor: A Sixty-Two-Year-Old Mystery Finally Solved

Nutri-West GB-Plus

Biotics Research Beta Plus

Vitamin D3 Complete, with A and K2

Walkabout Emu Oil Vitamin K2 with MK-4

www.OnDietAndHealth.com - Beverly’s website

Primal Diet, Modern Health - Beverly’s podcast

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