Vitamins and supplements

Vitamins; Fact and Folklore Part 1

I don't know about anybody else but I think that I was sick from school on the day that they taught us all that we needed to take these capsule, pill, tablet things called vitamins. My entire life, I have felt as though there was some common agreed upon time and place where everybody...

Vitamin D prevents heart disease

The fact that vitamin D prevents cancer is now so well known that even some conventional physicians are beginning to recommend it. Vitamin D prevents 77% of all cancers, after all. That's as close to a "cure" for cancer as you'll ever get (and it's free, too, since you can make it yourself!).But did you also know that vitamin...

5 Reasons You Need More B12

Earlier this month, a friend of mine barely avoided a nasty fall when she passed out during a hiking trip. Her diagnosis? B12 deficiency. Once she learned the symptoms, she realized it had been progressing for months unnoticed, and her experience isn't rare. It's time to put B12 in the spotlight.Vitamin B12 is vital...

You Might Be Taking Way Too Much Of This Important Supplement

Over the last few years, experts have linked a lack of vitamin D to a bunch of serious health issues—everything from depression to severe heart disease to aggressive prostate cancer. So getting enough of the vitamin is vital. But some people may be taking that too far, new research in JAMA suggests.In the study,...

The power of trace minerals: How tiny elements can do so much for the human body

Ask yourself this: Are you getting enough trace minerals? If the word “trace” didn’t precede “minerals”, then you might be more self-assured in your answer. But the word is there for a reason: trace minerals refer to vital minerals that are needed in small amounts. These elements are absolutely vital to the upkeep of...

Synthetic Vitamins vs. Organic Vitamins

So, you’ve been taking your vitamins for years and you can’t live without them? Well, if you’re sitting there right now, still in pain, still suffering from several diseases or symptoms that are probably getting worse with each passing day, then you might want to rethink your disease prevention plan. I have met thousands...

Must-Have Vitamins For Everyone

We all know that we must eat healthy to be healthy. The question is: How much of these foods are nutritionally-balanced? We must maintain our health with the correct combination of robust physical activity and ample intake of vitamins and minerals found in foods and supplements. Below are the vitamins and supplements that everyone...

How Ginkgo Biloba Can Benefit Your Health

A skinned knee… my first impression of Ginkgo Biloba was not a positive one.We had a single Ginkgo tree in our yard at my house growing up. It has fascinating leaves that turned bright yellow in the fall.It measured about 20-25 feet tall, but at my age, it might as well have been a hundred...

How Zinc Deficiency Affects The Whole Body

I find it ironic that I had a zinc deficiency for years without realizing it… especially because I’d written a senior biology paper on the functions of zinc in human biology.Like magnesium, I knew the many ways that zinc functions within the body, but I assumed I was obtaining enough from food. Many processed foods...

Unusual Signs of Iron Deficiency

Iron is a mineral that plays a vital role in health and well-being. Without it, many bodily functions would malfunction.The primary role of iron is to carry oxygen in the blood to every cell in the body. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from...
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