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All About Iron

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
With too little or too much iron the end result is a disaster. Iron deficiency in pregnancy causes mental retardation and iron excess in adults predisposes to premature aging. Five percent of the population has the gene for iron overload.      

Antioxidants and Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Cancer is a disease of lack of energy production. It is associated with loss of mitochondrial ATP production caused by oxidative stress. Antioxidants are the antidote to cancer development. This is why we sometimes see success with IV vitamin C treatment. Caveolin 1 is a marker that predicts survival. The question then is would it be worthwhile to treat with...

Are Dietary Supplements Working for You?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
  People who take dietary supplements tend to believe that this will make them healthier and they they can take more risks with an unhealthy lifestyle because of it. Knowing which supplements and when to use them is a complicated skill. There is no treatment more effective at maintaining good health than a healthy lifestyle. There are many instances...

Blue Light Treats MRSA Infections

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2014
An article published in November of 2013 in the journal, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, documented that using blue light therapy at both 405 and 470 nm was effective in vivo to treat skin infections in rats infected with MRSA.  More than two billion people now carry some strain of staphlococcus aureus, and 53 million now carry MRSA (methicillin...

Camu Camu with Amazon John Easterling

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Clear your mind and brighten your day with this highly nutritious fruit that is indigenous in the Amazon. Its unique profile of unique ingredients helps clear the mind. It is very rich in vitamin C. John suggests possible mechanisms of action.      

Can Aredia Kill the Influenza Virus?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
An old osteoporosis drug, Aredia, may be effective in killing a range of influenza viruses that include the swine and bird flu. In the June 2011 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers showed that Aredia stimulated gamma-delta T-cells to reproduce and also kill influenza viruses. Rather than killling the virus directly, it does so through the...

Can Zinc Really Shorten Cold Symptoms?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  High dose, but not low dose, zinc lozenges shorten the duration of cold symptoms. A review of all previous studies on the topic showed that the reason why some showed no benefit is because the dosage used matters. It takes at least 75 mg of zinc acetate or gluconate for it to work (glycinate and citrate forms of zinc do not work). Daily doses exceeding...

Cancer Patients Rely on CAM

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Cancer patients turn to CAM more than half the time, and especially women. The chiasm between mainstream and CAM is limiting. When there is little hope, we instinctively turn to alternative approaches.        

Common Health Problems that Can Be Solved with Nutrition with Bruce Wapen, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Nutritional medicine can do a lot to help with the common cold that conventional medicine cannot. Early treatment for colds with oral doses of vitamin C of 30-50 grams per day can help. Selenium is also helpful by boosting antioxidant levels. Osteoarthritis is another condition that nutritional medicine helps.    

Health Challenges in Japan from Radiation

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
Any crisis offers the opportunity to learn and Japan's experience with radiation is not an exception. They already are doing a lot that is part of the reason why they already live 8 years longer than we in the US. They have a detoxification diet that is part of their routine lifestyle that includes sea vegetables and foods high in sulfur. In particular they...

How Much Vitamin C Do You Need?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The RDA for vitamin C is enough to prevent scurvy, but not enough to prevent heart attacks, strokes, cancer and many infectious diseases. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, we should raise the RDA from 70 mg in women and 90 mg in men to 200 mg per day. While we could get 200 mg per day in our diets, few of us consume 5-9 servings of fruits and...

How to Protect Against Radiation

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster is the worst in the history of the world. And it is far from over. There are 11,000 spent fuel rods in danger of melting down and exposing the northern hemisphere with more than 330 million Curies of radiation; 134 million Curies is from cesium 137. There has been no significant effort to decontaminate this disaster. The...

Insulin Potentiated Therapy

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Insulin potentiated therapy is defined and its applications discussed. Cancer cells depend on sugar to make energy, whereas normal cells rely on fat. Thus, when sugar is withheld by injection insulin into the body, cancer cell membranes open wide to take in as much sugar as possible. It is when cell membranes are wide open that low dose chemotherapy...

Is There a Supplement in Your Medicine Cabinet that Can Treat Ebola?

submitted by: admin on 09/28/2014
Ebola is still big in the news and it is being hyped up as a major danger to the entire world. The US has just sent 3000 troops to West Africa to help contain Ebola spread and the pharmaceutical industry is working feverishly to come up with a vaccine and drug to fight this dreaded disease. The entire world is frightened by the threat of global spread of Ebola. Of...

IV Vitamin C for Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The story on whether or not intravenous vitamin C works has been ongoing for more than 40 years, when Linus Pauling began studing this treatment. The clinical trials that have been completed are controversial and have led to arguing. Studies on oral vitamin C show it does not work. However, intravenous treatment vitamin C leads to much higher levels...

Low Calcium Diet Promotes Kidney Stones

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Women with a history of kidney stones have a higher absorption rate of calcium present in the diet. Consuming adequate calcium reduces calcium absorption from the gut and helps prevent calcium stones. Most people with calcium kidney stones mistakenly lower their calcium intake. Low calciium intake actually increases the absorption of calcium from the gut and...

New Ultra-bad Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
A new ultra-bad very sticky form of LDL cholesterol that is small and dense has been identified and found to be present in both type 2 diabetes and in the elderly. It may be the reason why the risk of heart attack and stroke is eleveated in these groups. The cause is suspected to be related to glycation (damage to proteins by high levels of glucose) and is more...

Nutrition for Allergies

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Using conventional drugs for allergies is not the safest approach. There are a wide range of nutrients and herbs that work very well and are safe.

Ola Loa: How it Works

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Ola Loa is an interesting product that I use from time to time. Dr. Kunin discusses why he developed this product and what it does. The special synergy between betaine hydrochloride, glycine, and vitamin C is discussed.            

Probiotics For Urinary Track Infections

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Recent studies document that depletion of vaginal lactobacilli is associated with recurrent urinary tract infections. It was also shown that replenishing these bacteria via vaginal suppositories halved the recurrence rate for infection. We should be turning to the use of vaginal suppositories to treat women with recurrent urinary tract infections rather than...