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Nutrients

Information on vitamins and minerals

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 something...
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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?

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?

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 at (http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/state-demands-child-take-cancer-causing-dr). Equally as alarming is the vaccine industry’s that are pushing for mandatory participation in vaccine trials, even...
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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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How to Protect Yourself Against Nuclear Radiation

To prevent our thyroids from absorbing the radioactive iodine in the air, it is recommended to take the supplement Potassium Iodide. This non-radioactive source of iodine will saturate the thyroid with healthy iodine and prevent the absorption of the radioactive iodine which can destroy the thyroid and/or cause thyroid cancer.
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PACK YOUR VITAMINS! Healthy Vacation = Happy Vacation

Health Risks While Flying The pressurized, low humidity, air environment in an airplane increases the risk of sinus infections, colds, flu, ear pain, jet lag and blood clots. The humidity in this environment can drop to 10% or lower, thus drying out the mucus of the nose and throat which cripples this natural defense system. Whereas, alcohol, soda and other caffeinated drinks can dry you out, regular sipping of water throughout the flight can partially offset the effects of the...
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