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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...

Beta Carotone May Increase Lung Cancer in Smokers

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Taking high doses of beta carotene, vitamin A, or lutein may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially in smokers. Would eating too many carrots do this? Supplements are over used; we should be more dependent on healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle. Too often we're looking for alternatives to eating a healthy diet.        

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...

Do Americans Over Rely on Vitamins and Supplements?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
We tend to ignore lifestyle and look to drugs and supplements to make up for it. A healthy lifestyle is by far the most powerful basis for good health. Some supplements actually increase the risk of diseases and examples are given. The situation in pregnancy is discussed. Situations where we're under physical or mental stress our needs go up are discussed;...

Do Antioxidants Preserve Youth?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and that helps us fight inflammation and disease. However, stimulation from free radicals also extends life by activating cellular repair genes! Antioxidants inhibit this response. Some antioxidants, such as beta carotene and retinol can actually shorten life in certain settings. A retrospective review of 68 studies...

Do We Take Too Many Supplements?

submitted by: admin on 06/20/2024
Do Americans take too many supplements? Our diets are widely deficient in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and supplements because most of us don't eat a good and balanced diet and the food we are eating is processed, refined, and polluted.  Supplements are clearly needed for most Americans, especially those living in poverty and those who are elderly and...

Fat Substitutes Don't Work

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fat substitutes such as Olestra result in weight gain, not loss! They disrupt the body's mechanisms to control food intake. Olestra works by binding up to 8 triglyceride molecules in such a way that the enzyme lipase cannot begin the fat digestive process and it passes out with the stool. Side effects include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and oily stools....

Food, Longevity, and the Anti-aging Diet with Dr. Richard Kunin

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Is there a medicine or drug, anywhere, that has ever been invented, that does what lifestyle does to maintain wellness and restore health?  Dr. Kunin's answer:  Anything that can be treated by nutrition should not be treated by any other means. Of course, he's stealing a line from Maimonides! Lifestyle is the most powerful medicine in the universe,...

How Healthy Can You Be? With Richard Kunin

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
We all too often focus on how sick we are, but it also makes sense to focus on how healthy can we be. Lifestyle is the most powerful medicine. Orthomolecular medicine uses naturally occuring substances to support health and wellness and prevent disease. "Naturology" or natural medicine, or naturopathy puts nutrition first...that comes before drugs but...

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...

How You Get Vitamin D with Bill Grant

submitted by: admin on 06/20/2024
  We need UVB light is necessary to make vitamin D. The amount of exposure to sunlight is reviewed. The production of vitamin D is also reviewed. Organs that are prone to cancer convert the circulating 25 hydroxy vitamin D to the hormonal form of 1, 25 dihydroxy vitamin D (calcitriol), which is 1000 times more effective in fighting cancer. Too much of...

The Dark Side of Beta Carotene

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry showed that there could be hazards to consuming excessive amounts of beta carotene. It could paradoxically produce insufficient vitamin A. Beta carotene is composed of two vitamin A molecules. When enzymes cleave them apart properly both molecules of vitamin A are effective. However, when cleaved at the...

Who Benefits from the Measles Vaccine?

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
In the year 1980 there were 2.6 million deaths from measles in third world countries, primarily Africa and Asia, but by 2013 this number dropped to 146,000! This is likely the result of the vaccine and supplementation with vitamin A. There have been less than 10 deaths from measles in the US over the past several years. Measles is a disease that occurs in the...

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