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Nutrients

Information on vitamins and minerals

Puracol Feverfew for Migraines – Superior Effectiveness

The herb Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) has been recorded as a medicinal remedy for millennia.  One can find references to the Latin “febrefugia” from which Feverfew gets its name in Old Saxon records. Hildegard of Bingen, a great 12th century abbess and healer made mention of it in her herbal tomes. Febrefugia literally means “Fever flies,” and has always been used as a fever reducer among other purposes. In even more ancient times, the Greeks used Feverfew to treat melancholy which...
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Are You Taking 500-1,000 Mg of Vitamin C Daily?

Are You Taking 500-1,000 Mg of Vitamin C Daily?

Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients when it comes to protecting our health and longevity.  When we are run down, stressed, or actually sick, our bodies burn through vitamin C at an alarming rate. Once your vitamin C levels drop, your immune system becomes more compromised which could lead to other health issues. This explains why we are able to tolerate much larger than normal doses of vitamin C than we would normally require when...
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How to Protect Your Health & Maximize Life Expectancy

The Single Most Important Fact You Will Ever Learn to Protect Your Health, Prevent Disease and Maximize Your Life Expectancy Not everyone is overweight, has high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or high cholesterol but… everyone is exposed to stress. No matter your age, who you are or what you do, when stress is chronic (constant and persists over an extended period of time) such as work problems, family conflicts, relationship issues, daily traffic, major life changes, or any response...
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Are Dietary Supplements Actually Safer Than the Food We Eat?

It was recently reported that a study done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) stated that supplements caused 23,000 visits to emergencies rooms last year. If you were not aware of the trend by pharma companies and organizations like the CDC that work closely with them, to sway you into believing synthetic pharmaceutical drugs are safe and dietary supplements are not, you might think 23,000 is a lot of people, even assuming all 23,000 visits were correctly attributable to supplements and not something else. ...
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Not Supplementing with THIS Vitamin on a Daily Basis? Start NOW!

If You’re NOT Supplementing with THIS Vitamin on a Daily Basis at THIS Amount …You Need to Start NOW! I am hard pressed to name a single vitamin that has consistently shown to be able to decrease all-cause mortality as well as cardiovascular and cancer mortality as Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol). The studies depicting these benefits continue to accrue. At this point in time, I recommend that everyone supplement at least 2000-5000 IU per day of vitamin D-3, with the goal...
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Natural Ingredients for Migraine, Muscle & Joint Pain

How many of your patients or customers (If you are a pharmacist) chronically administer either NSAIDs or prescription options in attempt to control their pain? The business of pills for pain, whether over the counter or prescription is staggeringly large. Millions of patients and sufferers deal chronically with  joint pain or headache pain. The chronic use of analgesics is accompanied by a host of well Known and described health risks and side-effects. Chronic use of NSAIDs can cause bleeding, ulcers,...
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Millions Potentially at Risk of B-12 Deficiency

Millions Potentially at Risk of B-12 Deficiency

Literally, millions of people taking acid blocking drugs on a regular basis for dealing with their symptoms of acid-reflux (GERD – gastroesophageal reflux disease) run the risk of becoming B-12 deficient, which can result in troublesome side-effects. (Nerve damage/dysfunction, weakness, fatigue, anemia, memory loss, depression and dementia, just to name a few). The 2 most popular kinds of these drugs as either PPI’s (proton pump inhibitors, i.e. Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium) and H-2 receptor antagonists, (i.e. Tagamet, Pepcid, Xantac).  Though through...
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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures?

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures? – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reports I don’t know whether I should be happy, furious or frustrated Choosing to subscribe to the concept of “better late than never,” I choose happy with a pinch of frustration. You are probably right now asking yourself what the “h” is he talking about? I’m talking about the advice that 95 % or more of physicians give to their patients about preventing bone fractures, and...
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Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous to Your Health?

Dear Valued MigreLief Fans, For decades I have been telling all women that the need to take 1000-1500 mg per day of Calcium to protect your bones is a hoax and a myth which is propagated in part by the pharmaceutical companies that own some of the calcium marketing companies and a general lack of familiarity with the published literature demonstrating the dangers of supplementing with calcium product, within certain segments of the healthcare community. Sayer Ji, is an excellent...
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Riboflavin – Health Benefits for Migraine Sufferers

Multiple studies have demonstrated that high dose riboflavin is extremely beneficial for migraine sufferers, both adults, and children. WHAT IS RIBOFLAVIN? Riboflavin is also known as Vitamin B-2, is an essential nutrient required for life. One of the most important uses of riboflavin is that it helps in the production of energy in the body.  The vitamin is water-soluble, which means the body cannot store it, but it is vital for red blood cell production and growth. Carbohydrates, fats, and...
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Do Osteoporosis Drugs & Calcium Prevent Fractures?

Do Osteoporosis Drugs & Calcium Prevent Fractures?

Recent studies indicate that  high levels of calcium are potentially dangerous to your cardiovascular system, and increases both calcification of arteries and MI risk.   There is a much better option for long-term bone health. Your physician tells you that your Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is low (2.5 standard deviations below average and that you have osteoporosis) and he wants you to go on one of the prescription medications to prevent bone fractures. He or she goes on to tell...
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[Studies] Omega-Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation and Aging

Many of you have read about the health benefits of eating fish due to the levels of omega-3 fatty acids they contain.  Benefits for heart, eye sight, and brain function are just a few of the areas reported in the scientific literature. Now, a study from Ohio State University, published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, reports that a part of our chromosomes (a cellular component that contain our genes) called the telomere may be protected when omega-3 oils...
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