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Nutrients

Information on vitamins and minerals

Riboflavin – Health Benefits for Migraine Sufferers

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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Omega-Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation and Aging

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, eyesight, 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 contains our genes) called the telomere may be protected when omega-3 oils are...
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Researcher Calls for Doubling of Vitamin C RDA

  RESPECTED RESEARCHER AT THE LINUS PAULING NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE CALLS FOR DOUBLING OF VITAMIN C RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE I am of the opinion that many of the recommended daily allowances that are recommended for many vitamins and minerals are WOEFULLY too low. The days of some physicians saying you don’t need to take higher levels of some vitamins because you will just urinate them out, are thankfully disappearing as more and more physicians actually make an effort to learn...
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Could This Vitamin Improve Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans?

Could This Vitamin Improve Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans?

It is known by many nutrition oriented healthcare professionals, that African Americans tend to produce less Vitamin-D and tend to have lower circulating levels of vitamin-D in their bodies because of their darker skin pigmentation, which interferes with vitamin D production from sunlight. Cancer researchers note that African Americans have an increased risk of dying from certain types of cancers when compared to Caucasians. They postulate that these increased risks of dying from certain cancers may be due to their...
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Does High Dose Calcium Prevent Bone Fractures?

Does High Dose Calcium Prevent Bone Fractures?

Is Supplementing with High Dose Calcium a Good Idea for Preventing Bone Fractures? Millions of women are told by their physicians to take 1000-1500 mg/day of calcium supplements primarily to reduce the risk of bone fractures. Professionally, I think this is NOT a good idea and may have significant adverse health effects. The Chinese and Japanese cultures, which historically eat little or no dairy products and therefore get less than half the calcium that is in American diets containing dairy,...
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Supplements Are Much Safer than Drugs, But DO THEY WORK?

Supplements Are Much Safer than Drugs, But DO THEY WORK?

PRESCRIPTION DRUG RECALLS, OVER THE COUNTER DRUG RECALLS, 100,000 + DEATHS FROM PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ANNUALLY… ZERO FROM SUPPLEMENTS. There is presently, a legal case in Michigan, where the government is trying to force a family to use proven dangerous cancer medicines, on their child, for which safety and efficacy is not established. Though this doesn’t seem possible, read more about this here. Equally as alarming is the vaccine industry’s that are pushing for mandatory participation in vaccine trials, even though...
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Sunlight, Vitamin-D and Protection Against Cancers

Sunlight, Vitamin-D and Protection Against Cancers

SUNLIGHT, VITAMIN-D AND PROTECTION AGAINST CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS GreenMedInfo is an excellent database for people interested in learning about natural medicines. Their article below about a meta-analysis of dozens of studies measuring the cancer protective benefits of sunlight exposure and the subsequent amounts of vitamin D that it generates, is important reading. Of course, some of you may be worried about the cancer causing effects of sunlight exposure, but it takes only 10 minutes or less of sunlight to...
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Ginger: a healthy spice with a growing list of important health benefits

Ginger: a healthy spice with a growing list of important health benefits

In its natural form, ginger root has been used as a “cure” in many cultures for thousands of years, especially in Chinese medicine. Now even conventional, allopathic clinicians and researchers are starting to recognize its benefits. Anti‐inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and antiulcer effects of ginger have been proven in many scientific studies.  Ginger contains over 200 hundred natural compounds some of which can help to reduce inflammation, pain, and risk for several chronic conditions according to recent studies. Here is a...
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Are Supplements Harmful? What Research Says

COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE NUTRITION CALLS NEW STUDY REGARDING DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS “A HUNT FOR HARM” - Though we know that pharmaceutical drugs kill tens of thousands of people every year and vitamins and supplements don’t, sensationalized studies like the one recently published in the Archived of Internal Medicine talk about the “harm of multi-vitamins in elderly women” but we hardly ever see studies addressing the thousands of deaths caused by prescription drugs every year.
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FDA Proposes New Rules Threatening Dietary Supplements

FDA Proposes New Rules Threatening Dietary Supplements

The availability and affordability of dietary supplements is being seriously threatened by new rules proposed by the FDA. These rules play right into the hands of the big pharmaceutical companies that would love to take over the dietary supplement industry and turn these supplements into very high cost drugs that would only be available through them.
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