Archive for the ‘Free Radical Damage’ Category

Reversing Insulin Resistance

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
Vitamins for Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance can be reversed by treating the underlying causes. Don't ignore the hard truth about insulin resistance.

When Your Doctor Says “You’re Insulin Resistant”

Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use food for energy. Sugars and starches are broken down in the intestines and are converted into glucose. Insulin carries glucose into cells so that it can be used for energy. If your body is producing more insulin to keep up with the glucose demands of the body, your blood sugar levels may appear fine, but your insulin levels will be high. This indicates that you are insulin resistant.

Combat Chronic Inflammation with Vitamins

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Arthritis Vitamins Inflammation Hands

Inflammation not only hurts, but it destroys tissues and causes disease. Learn how to avoid chronic inflammation with vitamins and supplements.

Inflammation is your body’s main defense mechanism, meant to anticipate, intercept and destroy invading microorganisms. Inflammation causes redness, swelling, heat and pain. Inflammation helps your immune system fight invaders and heal injuries, but can be dangerous if it becomes chronic.

Inflammation becomes a danger when it is brought on by malfunctions of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases and allergies are good examples. Out of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, chronic, low-level inflammation causes seven of them. This includes Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, nephritis, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory disease.

Diet and Exercise Don't Help Genetic High Cholesterol. Learn Which Vitamins and Supplements Do.

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Heart Disease Vitamins, Vitamins for Stroke, Vitamins for Hardened Arteries

Frustrated with trying to control cholesterol with diet and exercise? Without the right vitamins, you could still be doing damage to your heart and arteries while cholesterol levels stay high due to genetic factors.

Exciting things are happening in the world of preventing and treating angina, heart disease, and atherosclerosis. We know that LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, is a good measure for determining one’s heart disease risk. More studies are being done on lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), to determine how we might treat, prevent and reverse heart disease.

Are Prenatal Vitamins Enough?

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Vitamins for Pregnant Women

Your prenatal vitamin may not be giving you and your baby everything that you need.

Maintaining your health while you are pregnant is vital to the health and development of your growing baby. Stress can affect how much you need of certain vitamins, so it is important to keep track of which vitamins you need and when. Taking a daily prenatal vitamin is important, but your diet and lifestyle may make it necessary to supplement with certain vitamins during your pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about regularly checking your vitamin levels to optimize your health and the health of your baby.

Restore Mental Energy and Improve Memory

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Memory Puzzle

Do you feel like your brain is missing something? It could be your vitamins.

Vitamins and supplements can enhance mental well-being, energy, mood, memory and clarity. Recent studies show that vitamins and mineral increases can sometimes be as effective as increasing psychiatric drugs. Subjects experienced decreased anxiety and relief from depression. The studies determined that the mental energy gained from the supplements helped subjects to be more prepared when handling stressful situations. It also found that stress responses were more appropriate and shorter lived than before. When the stress response is better controlled or regulated, anxiety and depression are naturally relieved.

How Women Can Benefit from Vitamin E

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Two women happy

Learn What Vitamin E Can Do for You and the Women that You Love

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant fat-soluble vitamin. Women are at increased risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease. Vitamin E can be used by women looking to reduce their chances of blood clots, strokes, cancer, heart attack, and more. Vitamin E is available in supplement form and can also be obtained through the diet by eating vitamin E rich foods, such as wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, safflower oil, hazelnuts, and peanuts. Read on to learn what vitamin E can do for you.

Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Monday, April 1st, 2013
Neuro Disease

Stop Memory Loss and Neurological Diseases with Diet, Vitamins and Supplements

New studies show that your diet can have a drastic effect on your brain. As we age, myelin sheaths and connective tissues of the brain are broken down. Neurotransmitters malfunction, inflammation sets in, and antioxidant defenses decline. Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and memory loss, can all be set into motion when antioxidant defenses are overwhelmed and inflammation sets in.

How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Monday, March 4th, 2013

How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Almost all health issues, stress, or even just being startled can deplete your body of magnesium, which is necessary for basic life functions.

Your body relies heavily on your consumption of magnesium to perform its most basic functions. Your nervous system, muscles, kidneys, cardiovascular system, digestive system, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and brain all rely on magnesium to function.

What Diseases Can Be Prevented By Magnesium?

Scientists believe that hundreds of health issues and dozens of diseases could be avoided if people maintained healthy magnesium levels. This list includes HIV/AIDS, asthma, autism, epilepsy, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, PMS, fibromyalgia, and sarcoidosis.

Is MSG Making You Fat and Sick?

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Is MSG Making You Fat and Sick?

That innocent looking side of ranch could give you a migraine, seizures, heart disease, diabetes, and nerve damage. Plus you'll be fighting an addiction to food additives that makes you always want to eat something unhealthy.

Read your food labels. All refined foods, processed foods, anything hydrolyzed, glutamate ingredients, anything autolyzed, soy protein, whey protein, “anything” protein, caseinates, gelatin, and more, contain free radicals in the form of “glutamic acid”, which is processed MSG (monosodium glutamate). The list of ingredient names that are essentially disguised MSG goes on and on.

Vitamin C Can Prevent Migraines, Along with PMS, Panic Attacks, and Osteoporosis

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Stress Headache Woman

What You Should Know About Your Migraines, Vitamin C Levels, and Your Hormones.

Stress Hormones

Stress hormones can trigger headaches and migraines. Vitamin C helps to produce stress-relieving hormones and can be used as a preventative measure. Studies on people and animals who were given vitamin C, show that the stress hormone cortisol was drastically lower than in people and animals not given the supplement. This remained true even when they were repeatedly put under very stressful situations. Elevated blood pressure is also a migraine trigger for many. These tests also showed that blood pressure was lower in the vitamin C group.