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The Link between Dental Health, Heart Health and Diabetes

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Oral Health Overall Health

What do your teeth and gums say about your overall health?

The health of your teeth and gums can offer you warning to other health conditions developing or existing in your body. Some oral health problems can affect your entire body. Learning the connections between your teeth, gums, and your body can help you to maintain good overall health and catch problems early, preventing disease and death.
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Feeling Tired and Old? Is Vitamin C Your Miracle Supplement?

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

How Vitamin C Deficiency Is Sucking the Life Out of You.

If you are deficient in vitamin C, you will quickly notice the signs of scurvy setting in. These symptoms are synonymous with what most people consider “feeling old”. First, you’ll be unmotivated to do anything. You’ll be tired, lethargic, and back-and-forth between depressed and anxious or irritable. Next, you will notice receding or spongy gums, bleeding gums, and bleeding from mucous membranes. This is the collagen matrix that holds your teeth securely in place breaking down. If you start getting sores on your thighs and legs, you are in very dangerous territory, as your body is completely breaking down, inside and out. After your teeth fall out, you will become jaundiced, get a fever, and die.
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How to Maximize Your Vitamin C Benefits

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Learning how to correctly take your vitamin C can help you to increase the benefits that you get from it. Vitamin C will give you protection from scurvy at minimal levels, but won’t necessarily provide you with symptom relief or protection from major diseases unless it is taken at a high enough level. It’s hard to say what the correct “daily requirement” of vitamin C is because everyone has a different level of stress or disease in their body. Therefore, learning how to find the right dosage for your condition and your body can be greatly beneficial.

In general, bowel tolerance of ascorbic acid is proportionate to the toxicity of your disease. In other words, you won’t eliminate excess vitamin C until it’s out of things to correct in your body. Therefore, a daily dose when you’re healthy can range anywhere from 1 to 20 grams per day, depending on the condition and need of your body. One study showed that people with influenza (the flu) or mononucleosis (mono), could take up to 200 grams of vitamin C daily without stomach discomfort or diarrhea. In fact, for severe illnesses such as these, marked improvement was not shown until the dosage of ascorbic acid reached near the bowel tolerance level. The reason that you may not feel better when taking smaller doses of vitamin C is that it is quickly destroyed by injured tissues, disease, and stress. Think of it as trying to wash mud off of your arm with only a few drops of water. It may get smeared around, but the mud is still there. Only with larger and larger amounts of water would you be able to clean off the mud.

Vitamin C works by scavenging free radicals produced by stress, infection, inflammation, germs, bacteria, illness and disease. Not only do diseases and injuries cause damaging free radicals to form, they also lead to the formation of other diseases. Almost every disease is caused by and/or produces free radicals. Infection, heart disease, cancer, burns, trauma, aging, allergies, and autoimmune diseases are all included.

Taking vitamin C daily can vastly reduce your chances of developing a giant list of health conditions. Vitamin C is very sensitive to stress and is generally the first vitamin to be depleted by it. Without enough vitamin C in your system daily, stress can take its toll on your immune system very quickly. Vitamin C is known to bring balance to an overactive or weakened immune system. It does the same for your stress response, helping to control anxiety, overproduction of cortisol (stress hormone), and inflammation.

Many people don’t realize that vitamin C is required by our bodies daily to maintain cartilage, bones and teeth. It is also necessary for producing collagen, absorbing iron, and controlling cholesterol levels. Our bodies go from growing and developing to breaking down and aging. Our cells and connective tissues, even bone, are always regenerating. If enough vitamin C isn’t available for the production of collagen and elastin, our bodies will improvise by using hard, inflexible cholesterol plaques to repair tiny tears and injuries. This is how arteries harden, joints become more prone to damage, and wrinkles form.

Talk with your doctor about supplementing with the best vitamin C, sodium ascorbate vitamin C powder. This highly absorbable, non-acidic form of vitamin C is the most economical and easiest way to get your perfect daily dose of vitamin C.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:
http://www.mall-net.com/cathcart/faces.html
http://www.cforyourself.com/Overview/Primer/What_C_Does/why_take_c.html
http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c?page=3

How Doctors Use (Or Should Use) Vitamin Therapy

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Here at Wholesale Nutrition, we highly value valid research related to vitamins and supplements. We are continually impressed with the reports from Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and would like to share some of their content with you from time to time. We hope you find it as fascinating as we do!

(OMNS October 21, 2010) Numerous letters to the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service come from readers wanting to know exactly how to use nutritional therapy for a specific disease. Since we cannot answer such emails personally, we wanted to provide some highly useful resources for our readers’ benefit.

We suggest that you print these documents out and take them to your doctor.

Multiple Sclerosis
The vitamin-based treatment plan of Frederick Robert Klenner, M.D. is a free download at http://www.townsendletter.com/Klenner/KlennerProtocol_forMS.pdf

Cardiovascular Disease
Vitamin E dosages as written and used by Drs. Evan and Wilfrid Shute are posted at http://www.doctoryourself.com/shute_protocol.html

The doctors specifically treated the following with vitamin E:

Coronary thrombosis
Acute rheumatic fever
Chronic rheumatic heart disease
Angina
Hypertension
Thrombophlebitis and Phlebothrombosis
Thrombocytopaenic Purpura
Diabetes Mellitus
Acute and Chronic Nephritis
Burns
Cancer
Hugh D. Riordan, M.D. and colleagues tell how to employ vitamin C intravenously in a free download from http://www.doctoryourself.com/RiordanIVC.pdf or http://www.riordanclinic.org/research/vitaminc/protocol.shtml

Compare with this original 1986 IV vitamin C protocol by Ewan Cameron, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/cameron.html

Instructions on Making an Injectable Vitamin C Solution
Written for physician and hospital use by Robert F. Cathcart III, M.D. http://www.doctoryourself.com/vitciv.html

At http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html Dr. Cathcart provides specific dosage ranges for treating these illnesses:

Mild cold
Severe cold
Influenza
Coxsackievirus
Mononucleosis
Viral pneumonia
Hay fever
Asthma
Environmental and food allergy
Burns
Injury
Surgical recovery
Anxiety
Cancer
Ankylosing spondylitis
Reiter’s syndrome
Acute anterior uveitis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Bacterial infections
Infectious hepatitis
Candidiasis
Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C
The full text of this book by Lendon H. Smith, M.D. is posted at http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/198x/smith-lh-clinical_guide_1988.htm

Writes Dr. Smith: “I have used Dr. Klenner’s methods on hundreds of patients. He is right. It helps almost every condition and situation, and my failures were due to inadequate amounts.”

The book discusses, in varying detail, megavitamin treatment of the following illnesses:

Virus Pneumonia
Poliomyelitis
Hepatitis
Herpes Simplex & Zoster
Chicken Pox
Measles
Mumps
Mononucleosis
Diphtheria
Dysentery
Pancreatitis
Scarlet fever
Rheumatic fever
Tuberculosis
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Tetanus
Arthritis
High cholesterol
Ruptured intervertebral discs
Corneal ulcers
Diabetes
Glaucoma
Schizophrenia
Burns
Heat stroke
Radiation burns
Surgery
Heavy Metal (including Lead) Poisoning
Other Poisonings
Venomous bites
Allergies
Poison Oak or Ivy
Myasthenia Gravis
Experienced physicians have used massive amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients in treating an astonishing and nearly unbelievable variety of conditions. “Many physicians refuse to employ Vitamin C in the amounts suggested,” writes Dr. Klenner, “simply because it is counter to their fixed ideas of what is reasonable. There is no doubt that physicians are being brainwashed with the current journal advertising. I have never seen a patient that Vitamin C would not benefit.”

Dr. Klenner was board certified in diseases of the chest. The Shutes, in obstetrics. Dr. Cathcart, in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith, in pediatrics. Dr. Riordan, in psychiatry. Dr. Cameron, in surgery.

What you will learn from the documents above may be a good start, but it is only a start. We recommend that you read extensively and then discuss these physicians’ experiences with your doctor before making any health decision.

For Further Reading:

A searchable free archive of hundreds of full-text nutrition therapy papers is available at http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/

Bibliographies of the published writings of orthomolecular doctors are posted at
Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_cathcart.html
Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_cheraskin.html
Benjamin Feingold, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_feingold.html
Max Gerson, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/bib_gerson.html
Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_hoffer.html
Hans Nieper, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_nieper.html
William J. McCormick, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_mccormick.html
William Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_kaufman.html
Humphry Osmond, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_osmond.html
Linus Pauling, Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_pauling_ortho.html
Carl C. Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_pfeiffer_ed.html
Hugh D. Riordan, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_riordan.html
Evan Shute, M.D. and Wilfrid Shute, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_shute.html
Lendon H. Smith, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_lsmith.html
Roger J. Williams, Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_williams.html

To locate a nutritionally-minded physician: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n09.shtml

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness. For more information: http://www.orthomolecular.org

The peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service is a non-profit and non-commercial informational resource.

Editorial Review Board:

Ian Brighthope, M.D. (Australia)
Ralph K. Campbell, M.D. (USA)
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. (Canada)
Damien Downing, M.D. (United Kingdom)
Michael Ellis, M.D. (Australia)
Michael Gonzalez, D.Sc., Ph.D. (Puerto Rico)
Steve Hickey, Ph.D. (United Kingdom)
James A. Jackson, Ph.D. (USA)
Bo H. Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D. (Sweden)
Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D. (USA)
Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, Pharm.D. (Puerto Rico)
Erik Paterson, M.D. (Canada)
Gert E. Shuitemaker, Ph.D. (Netherlands)

Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D. (USA), Editor and contact person. Email: [email protected]

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Part 1: Vitamins and Supplements for Crohn’s Disease

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory disease that usually affects the intestines, but can spread to other areas, such as the mouth, vocal cords, skin, and sinus cavities. Crohn’s is usually initially diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, spastic colon, or ulcerative colitis. There is no known cause of Crohn’s Disease, but there have been a lot of studies linking it to certain types of infections.

Crohn’s Disease’s first symptoms are usually fatigue, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Chronic inflammation in the body caused by Crohn’s can lead to other diseases, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and fibromyalgia. Inflammation is usually caused by exposure to chemicals through foods, household cleaners, perfumes, cigarette smoke, or alcohol consumption. The body’s immune system overreacts to these irritants causing widespread inflammation.

Crohn’s is categorized as an autoimmune disorder. Basically, the immune system can’t tell the difference between healthy tissues and foreign substances. As it attacks, it causes a misuse of oxygen in the cells and causes intestinal walls to thicken, while other areas will grow polyps or ulcerate. Crohn’s Disease will generally go in waves of flares and remissions, peaking between the ages of 15 and 35.

There are many studies on Crohn’s that show a link between fungal infections and flare-ups of the disease. Yeast, in particular, is thought to be the culprit in much of the inflammation that causes pain, damage, and leads to other disorders. When excess yeast is present in the digestive tract, the immune system is in overdrive. Think of it as a “fight or flight” response, which causes it to overreact to things that your body would normally be able to handle.

Yeast is a fungus that destroys enzymes needed for cell energy. Yeast changes from a round shape to a spiked shape as it outgrows its environment and reaches out for food. These spikes are believed to cause holes and lesions in the digestive tract and other infected tissues. It also releases free radicals and toxins, including ethanol, into the body. Ethanol has been found to suppress iron absorption and inhibit cells’ ability to oxygenate.

If your body has too much yeast or other fungi present, then the immune system becomes overwhelmed and exhausted. Waste products produced by fungi fill the body with DNA-damaging free radicals. Iron absorption into the blood is essential for the delivery of oxygen, so blood oxygen levels suffer. Extreme fatigue, cravings for carbohydrates, weakness, and diseases will soon follow.

There is no known “cure” for Crohn’s Disease, but treatment is helpful. Antifungal medications, steroids, a balanced diet, vitamins, and supplements can be beneficial in healing and controlling the symptoms of Crohn’s. Because the digestive tract is most commonly and almost always affected, nutrition should be the first concern.

In Part 2 of the series “Vitamins and Supplements for Crohn’s Disease”, we will discuss which vitamins and supplements are most helpful in treating Crohn’s Disease. Many patients have seen marked improvement in their health from monitoring and supplementing with iron, B vitamins, calcium, vitamin D, the best vitamin C, and more. As always, work closely with your physician when starting and maintaining a vitamins and supplements routine.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BUM/is_2_80/ai_76636539/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001295/
http://www.wikihealth.com/Dietary_supplements_for_Crohn’s_disease
http://crohns-helpnow.com/tag/free-radicals
http://www.loveoffering.com/fungus.htm

Treatment and Prevention: Mouth Sores and Ulcers

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Mouth sores and ulcers inside of the mouth can be terribly painful. They can affect your speech, eating habits, and what you can drink. Some people even experience extreme muscle tension and migraines after trying to hold their mouths in a comfortable position for too long.

Mouth sores can be caused by cuts or lacerations in the mouth. People sometimes get them from chewing or biting the inside of their cheek or lip, they may get cut by a retainer, braces, dentures, or a sharp tooth. Mouth sores can also be an infection caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus. Mouth sores and ulcers should disappear within a week. If they don’t, they could be a sign of a more serious problem, and should be checked by a physician.

If a bacteria or virus contributes to a mouth sore or ulcer, it will look white and be surrounded by red, inflamed tissue. This type of mouth sore is called a canker sore. People with a weakened immune system or autoimmune disorder are more likely to suffer from recurrent canker sores. They seem to be aggravated by stress, hormonal changes, and a lack of sufficient nutrition.

Vitamin deficiency is generally viewed as the root cause of most canker sore outbreaks. Insufficient intake of vitamins weakens the immune system and leaves cells vulnerable to damage by invading bacteria and viruses. Vitamin C is responsible for healing burns and lacerations, which includes canker sores. However, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy level of vitamin C in the body.

Our vitamin C levels can drop within seconds of experiencing stress, drinking alcohol, smoking, or being exposed to chemicals. With processed foods containing so many chemicals, household cleaners, today’s stress levels, and pollution, it’s a wonder that we are not all deficient in this essential vitamin. Vitamin C forms a protective barrier for each cell, which helps it to fight off invasion by bacteria, free radicals, and viruses. Without it, we have a weakened immune system and are susceptible to canker sore outbreaks.

Now, you might think that you could simply go drink some orange juice and get better. However, canker sores are aggravated by acid and will actually get worse if you consume it. Your next guess is probably that you should take a vitamin C supplement. But, not all supplements are made in the same way. The best vitamin C for canker sores is actually a buffered vitamin C. Buffered vitamin C comes in the form of vitamin C powder. The acidity is neutralized in this form, so look for it before you buy vitamins.

Vitamin C supplementation is recommended to help prevent and treat canker sores and other forms of mouth sores. It strengthens cell membranes, encourages faster healing, boosts the immune system, and helps the body rid itself of dangerous chemicals, viruses, and bacteria. Remember to talk with your doctor about your canker sores if they last longer than a week, as they could be a symptom of something more serious.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton, the owner at Wholesale Nutrition, has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has the best vitamin C powder on the market (C-Salts). Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy vitamins or buy supplements of the highest quality.