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Too Profitable to Cure

Brent Hoadley, Ph.D.
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There is no evidence of benefit from vitamin or mineral supplementation. ē Routine supplementation of the diet with antioxidants is not advised. What is a diabetic to do when current medical thinking also states: ē High sugar foods are bad (even complex carbohydrates and high sugar fruits); ē High fat diets will clog arteries, increasing risk of heart disease; ē High protein diets, because of the peculiarity of diabetes, are to be avoided because of the wear and tear on a system with already stressed renal function.

Hunger Free Forever: The New Science of Appetite Control

Michael T. Murray and Michael R. Lyon
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The best choice for protein supplementation is whey protein. When combined with weight training, creatine supplementation has been shown to increase muscle mass and improve leg strength, endurance, and power in both elderly and young subjects. Physical inactivity is a major reason why so many Americans are overweight. Exercise has been shown to compensate for a reduced basal metabolic rate (BMR) due to calorie restriction. We recommend a combination of aerobic, strength training, and flexibility exercises to see the full benefits of exercise.

If you exercise, be sure to increase your uptake of nutritional supplements and superfoods

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Why supplementation goes with exercise Nutritional supplementation is extremely important during any kind of exercise regimen. Even if you only exercise three days a week, you need to supplement every day of the week. And I'm not talking about just supplementing with protein. This is where a lot of people who engage in exercise go wrong. They think protein is the only nutrient they need to supplement.

The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie

Craig Pepin-Donat
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Provide your body with proper supplementation. As we have discussed, the food industry has killed most of the nutrients within the foods we eat. Without getting sucked into the big, fat supplement scandal, learn which supplements will allow your body and brain to operate at optimal levels. Visit www.FitAdvocate.com for more information about simple supplementation. Eat breakfast every day, no matter what. Other than at dinner, our second favorite time to overeat is at lunch.

The Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems--and Feel Good Again

Jack Challem
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The number of panic attacks declined from an average of ten per week to about three and one-half after one month of supplementation. By itself, inositol supplementation is more effective than pharmaceutical treatments; however, 12 to 18 grams daily translates to a lot of capsules or tablets. You can cut down on the number of pills by getting a prescription for inositol from your physician and having it filled by a compounding (custom) pharmacy. You might also be able to take less inositol (in the range of 4 to 6 grams daily) by combining it with a high-potency B-complex supplement and 5-HTP.

If you exercise, be sure to increase your uptake of nutritional supplements and superfoods

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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If you do not have the proper nutrients available during that recovery period, then you are not going to recover fully, and you won't get the full benefits of all the effort you put into exercise! Why supplementation goes with exercise Nutritional supplementation is extremely important during any kind of exercise regimen. Even if you only exercise three days a week, you need to supplement every day of the week. And I'm not talking about just supplementing with protein. This is where a lot of people who engage in exercise go wrong.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

Ray D. Strand
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Studies show that supplementation of a good diet over a twenty-week period of time with vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene resulted in a significant decrease of the oxidative damage to the DNA of both smokers and nonsmokers. Vitamin E has also been shown to protect against exercise-induced DNA damage.15 Chemoprevention Phase III: Empowering the Body's Repair System In Phase I and Phase II of chemoprevention, we were primarily concerned with decreasing the amount of oxidative stress the body has to handle and providing adequate antioxidants to prevent such stress to the DNA of the cell.

You Don't Have to be Afraid of Cancer Anymore

Bill Sardi
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Science 308: 618-21,2005] Folic acid superior to vaccine While the vaccine for human papillomavirus is promising, there is evidence that folic acid supplementation may be superior since it protects against all strains of the virus. Every year, between 250,000 and 1 million women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical dysplasia (a precancerous condition). While it can occur at any age, the peak incidence is in women between the ages of 25 and 35. It can take 10 years or longer for cervical dysplasia to develop into cancer.
However, high-dose folic acid supplementation may exacerbate the problem, not improve it. The new understanding that high-dose supplemental folic acid may caused unmetabolized folic acid to enter the blood circulation and impair natural killer cell-derived immunity, may explain why some health-minded individuals who take dietary supplements are observed to have difficulty controlling cancer while others are able to maintain dormant tumors that never cause symptoms during their lifetime.
Current Medical Chemistry 11: 1451-60, 2004] Folic acid supplementation has widespread application as a cancer preventive agent, and is safe and economical. Herbs and spices, and their extracted active ingredients, are being overlooked as potent chemopreventive agents. Source: Current Medical Chemistry 11: 1451-60, 2004 Today we possess a plethora of mechanistic insights into how dietary constituents such as resveratrol (from red grapes), epigallocatechin gallate (from tea) and curcumin (from turmeric) can interfere with oncogenic events germane to differentiation, death and survival.

Interview with Dr. Ray Strand, author of Death by Prescription and Releasing Fat

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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I think for healthy diet and supplementation, it's going to be the same. I am not a conspiracy theory expert, but I really believe that when people start to understand the health benefits of supplementation, people will be taking less pharmaceutical drugs. So there is a great debate out there because the pharmaceutical industry would like to get all of the vitamins off the show. It is an economic decision. They'd rather see people taking drugs. Mike: I am one of the people who talks about that and, like you, I donít think itís a conspiracy. I think it's just corporate greed.
We donít understand that taking supplementation in a completely balanced form really has a true health benefit; thatís the same kind of thing Kenneth Cooper ran into when he started to say that there is a health benefit of exercise. He talked for ten years about this, starting in the early 70s, to convince physicians that we should get our patients exercising and moving. They didnít believe it for a long time, but he finally convinced them. I think for healthy diet and supplementation, it's going to be the same.

PDR for Herbal Medicines

Joerg Gruenwald, Ph.D.
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LITERATURE Berth-Jones J, Placebo controlled trial of essential fatty acid supplementation in atopic dermatitis. In: Lancet 341:1557-1560. 1993. Haslett C et al., (1983) Int J Obesity 7(6):549. Horrobin DF, (1983) J Reprod Med 28(7):465. Ihrig M, Blume H, Nachtkerzenol-Praparate: Ein Qualitatsvergleich. In: PZ 139(9):668. 1994. Ippen H, Gamma-Linolensaure besser aus Nachtkerzen- oder aus Borretschol? In: ZPT 16(3): 167-170. 1995. Midwinter RE et al., (1982) Lancet I, 339. Pye J K et al., (1985) Lancet II, 373. Seaman GVF et al, (1979) Lancet 1:1139. Ten.

Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

Jeffrey M. Smith
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Pusztai and Bardocz "The composition of the control diets should be the same as the GM diet, but containing the parent line with or without supplementation with the isolated gene product at the same level as expressed in the GM line. Unfortunately, although the use of the gene product-spiked control diet ought to be mandatory in these nutritional tests, they have rarely been used."118 Essential data are missing Pryme and Lembcke Regarding Roundup Ready soybeans: "No data were given for most of the parameters but the authors give a bland assurance that there were no differences....

You Don't Have to be Afraid of Cancer Anymore

Bill Sardi
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Dietary supplementation with antioxidants may protect the mitochondria against respiration-linked oxygen stress, with preservation of the genetic and structural integrity of these energy-producing cell bodies. To quote another recent report: "Mitochondrial damage caused by reactive oxygen species and concomitant decline in ATP synthesis seem to play a key role not only in aging, but also in the fundamental cellular process of apop-tosis (cell death).

Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders: 7 Smart Ways to Help You Get a Good Night's Rest

Herbert Ross, DC with Keri Brenner, L.Ac.
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However, most alternative medicine practitioners recommend integrating lifestyle changes (such as dietary changes and light therapy) before turning to melatonin supplementation; with proper nourishment and light-dark cycles, the body can naturally produce sufficient amounts of this hormone. Lifestyle Modifications Making a few adjustments to your daily routine can get you snoozing again. One of the most important steps to improving your sleep is avoiding caffeine and alcohol. If you decide to continue consuming caffeine-containing beverages and foods, do so earlier in the day.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

Ray D. Strand
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The cost of taking CoQlO in supplementation is about a dollar (US) a day. Not considering the reduced costs of hospitalization, this is substantially less than the $250,000 heart transplant for which most of these patients are waiting! Furthermore, the use of CoQlO has never shown any side effects or problems. In fact most of the studies show marked improvement within four months.10 So why don't physicians recommend a trial of CoQlO to their cardiomyopathy patients? What doctors don't know may be killing you.
Diabetic patients and patients with Syndrome X need 300 meg of chromium in supplementation. Vitamin E not only improves antioxidant defenses but also seems to help the body in the problem of insulin resistance. Research reveals that a low vitamin E level is an independent and strong predictor for the development of adult-onset diabetes. Individuals who have low levels of vitamin E have a fivefold higher risk of developing diabetes than those with a normal amount of vitamin E.
I'm sure he also knew that taking B vitamins in supplementation is not only inexpensive insurance against these dangers but safe as well. He was up against a political giant. But the truth is now clear. We are left to wonder why doctors are still so reluctant to check their patients' homocysteine levels and why they are not recommending B vitamins to all of their patients. What your doctor doesn't know may be killing you. Especially when you consider the fact that homocysteine is an important, if not a greater, risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol.
What I did not share with my patients was that I had not spent a minute evaluating the hundreds of scientifically conducted studies that proved the value of supplementation to health. But what was I to do about my sickly wife? I might be able to pull off professional magic at the office, but at home I was just another husband looking on helplessly as his wife wasted away. I really had no choice, so I said to Liz, "Go ahead, try the vitamins. What do you have to lose?

Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

Jeffrey M. Smith
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The corn is designed to be used as animal feed, where it may reduce the cost for lysine supplementation (which accelerates growth rate). But as StarLink contamination made clear (see section 3.5), any GM corn intended for animal feed will certainly be consumed by humans as well. Not wanting to make a similar mistake, Monsanto applied for approval of the high lysine corn as a human food, so that its inevitable contamination into the food supply will not be grounds for recalls or trade disruptions. Increasing the amount of a single amino acid may alter growth and metabolism in unpredicted ways.

Vitamins and Minerals Demystified

Dr. Steve Blake
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Hypercalcemia has been documented only with high levels of supplementation over long periods of time, usually combined with antacids and milk. Symptoms may include gastrointestinal disturbances, thirst, and frequent urination. About 10 percent of Americans will experience kidney stones at one time or another. Kidney stones are normally composed of calcium oxalate and sometimes composed of calcium phosphate. Kidney stone formation has not been found to be caused by higher dietary intakes of calcium. However, kidney stones are related to the excretion of high levels of calcium in the urine.

The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S.
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Even the extremely cautious and conservative Cochrane Reviews stated "there is some indication that selenium supplementation may be a useful adjunct to medication for patients with chronic asthma." I'm way less cautious: I say take selenium every day for its myriad of benefits, not the least of which is that it may help your asthma. Other supplements that may help with asthma include magnesium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.

The top herbs and supplements for wound healing and post-surgical recovery

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Good nutrition and supplementation helps ensure that small wounds heal quickly. Healthy immune systems also protect you from infection. In addition, the following herbs and supplements are well known for helping the body heal more quickly following surgery or trauma. Zinc: Best taken prior to surgery, zinc reduces wound healing time, rapidly reduces wound size, and bolsters immune function to help ward off infection. Topical zinc, such as calamine lotion, also inhibits bacteria growth on the surface of skin, helping to prevent infection.

Medical tyranny in Texas turns teenage girls into HPV vaccination profit centers (opinion)

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Cervical cancer is prevented in a hundred other ways, including adequate sunlight exposure and vitamin D consumption, supplementation with probiotics, adequate intake of selenium and zinc, increased consumption of trace minerals and iodine, regular physical exercise and many other safe, natural, non-patented strategies. America is being hoodwinked over the HPV vaccine. To call this anything resembling genuine public health policy is an absolute joke. It's really just a grand moneymaking scheme that exploits the bodies of young girls, marketed to look like compassionate health care.

What's on your mind for dinner, cow brains?

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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It's beef, stupid It's no exaggeration to say that people who eat lots of beef, but who fail to eat the DHA-rich parts of the animal or supplement with other sources of DHA (such as fish oils) display lower intelligence than people who follow plant-based diets with DHA supplementation. It doesn't mean that eating beef makes you stupid. Rather, it means that the dumber a person is, the more beef they're likely to eat and the less likely they are to seek out and consume healthy oils like DHA.

Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation: Unleash The Natural Healing Power That Lies Dormant Within You

Andreas Moritz
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Of course sunlight is more effective than supplementation. Regular sun exposure, which is a necessity for healthy vital humans, animals and plants, could prevent and eradicate TB for good. Antibiotic-resistant organisms cannot be eradicated from the surface of the earth, and this may not even be necessary, as we can see from the above research. Although genetically mutated, these and other microbes still require an unclean environment to live and to survive; their population is naturally reduced in size when their food supply becomes limited.
The indicator for breast cancer risk is therefore not, as previously assumed, bone mineral density but hormone supplementation. Since most women begin menopause in their fifties, and the greatest risk of fractures is when they are in their eighties, HRT offers no benefits, unless they take it for 30 years or longer. In such a case, the risk of developing cancer and other health problems is so high that the use of these drugs is rarely warranted. In 1992, the New England Journal of Medicine provided clear evidence that lack of estrogen does not cause osteoporosis.

You Don't Have to be Afraid of Cancer Anymore

Bill Sardi
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Although dietary supplementation with antioxidants has not been able to increase consistently the specieslife span, it results in significant extension of the mean life span of laboratory animals. Presently, the focus of age-related antioxidant research is on compounds, such as coenzyme Q10, alpha-lipoic acid, and the glutathione-precursors like N-acetylcysteine, which may be able to neutralize undesirable reactive oxygen species at their sites of production in the mitochondria.

Vitamins and Minerals Demystified

Dr. Steve Blake
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This is why surgeons will often recommend higher levels of vitamin C supplementation after surgery to support increased collagen production. The collagen protein is invaluable in artery and capillary walls to provide the strength and flexibility needed to resist cardiovascular disease. HOW COLLAGEN IS MADE It is a major manufacturing effort for our bodies to produce collagen. First, procollagen is made with the two amino acids, glycine and proline, as shown in Figure 2-2. Vitamin C is used in making procollagen.

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