This category will certainly evolve over time and contain large amounts of information.
Some time ago I received a letter from a cardiologist, after one of our patients happened to mention to his cardiologist that we recommended he take Vitamin E and Omega 3. The cardiologist wrote to me and stated that “non of the potions you recommend to Mr. X have any therapeutic value and only produce expensive urine”. I would have rather thought that a 150 dollar meal including a fine bottle of wine would produce more expensive urine over a dietary supplement, and further more – at least urine produced by a person taking a supplement is less likely to be “toxic” urine produced by a person taking multiple pharmaceutical drugs. Not convinced? try reading Pharma Drugs Found In Water Supply
Antioxidants – everybody has probably heard of this term. But what does it mean? You may have heard awhile ago about the health benefits of antioxidants, but do you know what an antioxidant is – and how they actually work? Can they help to slow down the ageing process, for example? You will find several articles linked to this page, including What Are Flavonoids? | What Is Oxidative Stress? | What Is The ORAC Rating? | Anti-Ageing and Antioxidants |
Do you buy those cheap vitamin supplements from your chemist (pharmacy or drug store) or perhaps one of the health-food shop chains of supermarket style websites, parading many dozens of brands all alongside each other? You will find them cheap, heavily promoted and often heavily discounted. This is like purchasing those cheap shoes (made in Vietnam or China by people paid pennies an hour) from those shoe barns, those stores that make you feel sick (their toxic fumes) after you have been inside them after a half an hour. The coal tar smell (petro chemicals) is obvious and thick in the air. Such cheap products cost little and perform even less, making you end up wondering why you bought them in the first place. You may be surprised at the poor quality.
Are you fooled into believing that you need a “powerful” folic acid rich supplement if you are looking at conception, are pregnant or maybe breastfeeding? Take a look at this page. Maybe you just need to eat the key folate foods, and take a premium quality prenatal supplement.
The worlds most deficient vitamin. The New Zealand Government has made folate fortification of bread compulsory as of 2010. Their solution? – eat more bread to get folate. In fact, you need 11 slices of New Zealand bread a day in 2012 in order to get your daily folate quota. Hello – more obesity on the way folks! Eat your spinach!
Do you drink cow’s milk? Many people simply don’t these days and are either allergic or intolerant to cow’s milk. Here is a handy page for you – dietary sources of calcium. Don’t let the Dairy Board fool you into believing your “bones will crumble” if you avoid cow’s milk. The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis in fact are the countries with the highest intakes of dairy products, funny that.
Most folk think that Vitamin C is good to combat the common cold. Truth is, Vitamin C just happens to be one of the most important vitamins for your health. There are not many areas of health which are not favorably affected by this remarkable vitamin.
Were those snake oil sales guys on to something? Maybe snake oil does have a real therapeutic use after all. It may even be beneficial for heart disease, depression and more. Chinese water snakes and diamondback rattlers appear to have lots of omega 3 fatty acids, up to an incredible 20% in their oil, meaning such snake oil might actually cure aches and pains.
What’s important for you to understand is that krill oil is very cheap to harvest. It’s cheap because it is plundered out of the ocean in a way that many now believe to be totally ecologically irresponsible and completely insensitive to the marine mammals that depend on krill as their primary food source. Krill oil harvesting will cease in time, it is totally unsustainable long term and is raping the oceans of food source of which thousands of pellargic species depend. I recommend everybody to boycott this product, it is immoral.
Protecting your children from the sun may actually increase their risk of bone disease during adulthood according to 2004 research from Otago University. Researchers have been surprised to find that 30% of New Zealand children have insufficient levels of vitamin D which is provided mostly by sunlight. Dr Tim Green a nutrition researcher says, though not proven completely, inadequate vitamin D during childhood may increase the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
Most of us generally know by now, that nutritional supplements should never substitute for proper and adequate nutrition gained through a healthy diet. In an ideal world, we should not have to rely on dietary supplements like minerals to satisfy our body’s nutritional requirements, obtaining these nutrients from a varied and diverse diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is ideal; and, phyto-chemicals and some, as of yet, unidentified nutrients which could have cancer-preventative benefits, among other things, are found only in the freshest of foods. This article explores the complexity of minerals in nutritional therapy – and the difficulty in their correct assessment.
We are what we eat, I think most of us would agree that what we eat and the way we eat does affect us quite a lot. The Chinese have a saying: “Disease enters through the mouth.” Yet it appears the orthodox medical profession do not really buy into this concept. To even consider that the foods we consume to be a contributing factor to the development of our increasingly violent society is generally thought of as “radical” or “alternative” thinking, a bit hard to swallow I think. How then could this important and isolated organ, the brain, be possibly affected by the nutrition we feed our bodies? But of course, the brain is entirely dependent on adequate and suitable nutrition. In this article we will take a closer look at some of the core issues surrounding nutrition, the brain and behavior.