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Vitamin losers and fakers

Some 100 million Americans are spending over $28 billion on nutritional supplements a year and assuming that these products help them more than harm them. Many of the cheaper vitamins are produced from synthetic and isolated vitamins that lack the … Continue reading

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PTSD and fear response

Magnesium and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Low brain levels of magnesium have been associated with various types of cognitive disorders including depression and dementia. Using magnesium can even improve PTSD. Magnesium enhances neuro-plasticity in the limbic prefrontal cortex, the … Continue reading

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Magnesium hero

Magnesium is an alkaline mineral and 70% of our magnesium is stored in the bones. This is an important component of muscles and also helps build the cells of the body and especially in the lungs, nervous system, and producing … Continue reading

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Zinc; does a body good

Zinc: You won’t get these great numbers from a drug or vaccine! People with normal levels of zinc in their blood are 50 percent less likely to develop pneumonia, and need fewer antibiotics when they do get sick. They even … Continue reading

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Which kind of B-12 to choose…

Vitamin B-12 is essential for optimum liver function and is also necessary for brain and nervous system operation. This is one of the main vitamins in which many people are deficient. This is especially true in older adults and vegetarians. … Continue reading

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Ginger to the rescue!

Good for what ails you: Ginger Root is an awesome digestive aid. Ginger acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to sooth the gut. Ginger is also an effective weapon if you are fighting against high blood pressure. It can … Continue reading

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Love your liver!

Vitamin C is critical for liver health. Humans do not produce vitamin C and rely on diet and supplementation for vitamin C. Studies show that large quantities of vitamin C flushes fats out of the liver and repairs liver damage. … Continue reading

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Sheople guinea pigs

Approve first, test later – but use humans to find those pesky “side effects”… The deadly diet drug Qnexa failed to make it through FDA (Fatal Drugs Allowed) vetting in 2010. So what do you do? Keep pushing and maybe … Continue reading

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Remembering chromium

Chromium; not just for diabetes: Chromium is well known to help increase insulin sensitivity to improve insulin resistance in those with diabetes. Now it is known that the trace mineral chromium can help boost memory and improve cognitive performance according … Continue reading

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Very Cranberry Solutions!

Very Cranberry! Cranberry supplements and juice not only help eliminate kidney and urinary tract infections but this blessed juice also helps your arteries to be flexible and dilated for blood flow. Cranberries have proanthocyanidins (PACs) that are channel-clearing phytonutrients that … Continue reading

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Joints are the bees knees!

Did you know that drinking fruit pectin in grape juice can reduce joint swelling and stiffness? Pectin is a jelly thickener that is a natural plant product that regulates fluids in the plant cells and now in your joints. Combine … Continue reading

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Healthy oils

A fish oil study written up in Neurology found those with lower blood levels of omega 3’s had lower brain volumes along with “older” brains in appearance than participants with higher omega-3 levels. The lower omega-3s also scored lower on … Continue reading

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Is cinnamon in your medicine cabinet?

Cinnamon: Not just a spice! Cinnamaldehyde has been well researched for its effects on blood platelets which help the blood clot to stop bleeding. Platelets can also cause strokes if they clump together too much. The cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon has … Continue reading

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The mighty “K”

K for koagulation (german) Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is found naturally in plants. Vitamin K2, AKA menaquinone, is made by the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin K3, or menadione is the synthetic version that you should avoid as it … Continue reading

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PABA? What is PABA?

PABA is Para Amino Benzoic Acid. PABA helps your skin to pigment, preventing sunburn and sun damage. PABA is an antioxidant that fights free radicals to protect against oxidative damage to cell structures. Did you know that PABA also stimulates … Continue reading

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