In this episode we learn about a little known vitamin that has slowly disappeared from today’s diets. It is crucial for sperm health, testosterone building, bone health, heart health and a whole lot more -Vitamin K2.
I interview Dr. Kate about this incredible nutrient that is found in fermented and pasture raised foods. Once we changed the way we stored and raised our food, we lost a large source of Vitamin K2 in our diets. Vitamin K2 is responsible for getting calcium to the right places and getting it out of places in our body that can cause serious harm.
We discuss how we have been mistakenly led to believe that cholesterol is “bad” when the real culprit is left largely ignored and unchecked. Dr. Kate talks about how K2 is critical for sperm health which has been drastically declining. We also discuss Vitamin K2 deficiencies and its link to poor facial formation (in children), poor dental health as well as an array of chronic and degenerative diseases.
About Episode Guest
Kate Rhéaume N.D. was born and raised in the West Island of Montreal, Quebec. She followed her lifelong interest in health and nutrition to McMaster University, where she completed an honors degree in Biology, with an intention to pursue a career in conventional medicine. After spending much time in the University hospital Kate decided that something was missing from the conventional paradigm of medicine. Upon successfully resolving her own health challenges with natural medicine, Kate turned to Naturopathic medicine as a career and never looked back. She graduated from Toronto’s Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002 and was selected for the coveted residency program. Kate spent two and half years on the CCNM Academic and Clinic Faculties as a teaching assistant, guest lecturer and clinic supervisor.
After a maternity leave Kate joined Natural Factors Nutritional Products as an educational spokesperson. In this capacity Dr. Kate travels across Canada lecturing on many topics related to natural health. She is a frequent guest on television and radio and a sought-after, engaging speaker. Dr. Kate now makes her home in Ancaster, just west of Hamilton, Ontario with her husband, son and Great Dane.