Why and How to care for your Nitric Oxide production

Please start with this 5 minute video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwJCJToQmps

Watch and do. It’s a quick workout with big health benefits!

Now, about that Nitric Oxide:

"Primary functions of the NOS3 gene: The NOS3 gene influences the production of nitric oxide, which is a major factor in heart health, affecting such processes as blood flow and blood vessel formation." -Dr. Ben Lynch

Nitric Oxide is also one of the chemicals that contributes to a healthy gut lining/surface (as in preventing leaky gut). We could also say it helps keep those tight junctions in the epithelial cells of your gut.

Ways to increase Nitric Oxide or help your NOS3 gene work better:

1. Breathe Better – practice breathing exercises
DO Correct these problems, when applicable: sinus troubles, mouth breathing, sleep apnea, snoring, deviated septum (NeuroCranial Restructuring), tongue-tie, smoking (stop), pollution, and stress, depression, mood disorders, estrogen imbalance (as estrogen lowers after menopause, your nitric oxide will go down), slouching

2. Move

2. DO NOT take or eat anything with Folic Acid in it. This is a synthetic form of folate. It "clogs" your genes. Instead, eat lots of green leafy vegetables. Watch out for flour, cereals, and sports drinks that folic acid.

3. Keep your blood sugar steady. First, don’t eat sugars or refined carbs. You probably know a lot of things you could do to keep your blood sugar steady.
DO: do them. Learn more.

4. What to eat:

Get plenty of folate, magnesium and zinc. Know the foods that contain them. Do searches at whfoods.com. Take supplements for these as necessary.

Rotate through the following foods and nutrients.

Arginine, a nutrient needed to make Nitric Oxide:

  • watermelon
  • brown rice (soak that rice. I use rice that indicates it was grown in the Himalayas)
  • turkey breast
  • pork loin
  • chicken
  • pumpkin seeds
  • spirulina (I’ve added this as an almost daily supplement)
  • dairy products like goat’s or sheep’s milk
  • chickpeas/garbanzo beans (hummus)
  • lentils

Naturally occurring Nitrates:

  • arugula
  • bacon
  • beets (a super food!)
  • celery
  • spinach

Riboflavin/ Vitamin B2

Okay, now, breathing and moving are necessary for life. Go back to the beginning of this post. Wash-Rinse-Repeat.

Please start with this 5 minute video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwJCJToQmps

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