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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…significant links between elevated levels of homocysteine and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. How do you lower homocysteine? B-complex vitamins. 4. Preserve Your Vision: Another Harvard team found that these vitamins also protect the eyes. In a placebo-controlled trial, women…

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Multivitamins Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Death in Women

…Americans fail to get even the paltry recommended daily allowances (RDAs) of key vitamins and minerals; let alone therapeutic levels of magnesium, B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, and other nutrients known to play important roles in cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular protection is just one of the…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…and improves blood viscosity; vitamin D, as deficiencies of this vitamin increase stroke risk; antioxidants; and high-dose folic acid and other B-complex vitamins. At Whitaker Wellness, we also treat patients who have carotid artery stenosis with EDTA chelation, an intravenous therapy that removes…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…oxidative stress and inflammation, which is why everyone should be taking an antioxidant-rich daily multivitamin and inflammation-quelling fish oil. B-complex vitamins are also crucial for optimal cognitive function. In one study, Finnish researchers found correlations between higher blood levels of…

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How To Maintain Natural Prostate Health

…Whitaker Program of a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with high doses of antioxidants and B-complex vitamins. For erectile dysfunction treatment, I often prescribe Viagra. While “the little blue pill” isn’t for everyone,…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Food does not deliver these nutrients in amounts necessary to lower homocysteine— you must take these B-complex vitamins in supplement form for cardiovascular disease prevention. In addition to B vitamins, you can also add trimethylglycine (TMG) to your…

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How to Curb Alcohol Cravings Naturally

…daily) and 500–1,000 mg L-glutamine three times a day on an empty stomach. I also suggest taking additional calcium, magnesium, zinc, and B-complex vitamins. You can find these supplements in health food stores. You can also curb alcohol cravings with kudzu extract, which comes from an…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…amino acid cysteine. And because alcohol is a diuretic, you lose vital water-based nutrients when you drink. So supplementing with vitamin C and B-complex vitamins—especially vitamin B1 (thiamin), which is rapidly destroyed by acetaldehyde—beforehand will help reduce the after-effects of…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…intake and risk of osteoporosis. Along with calcium, vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains contain a variety of antioxidants, minerals, B-complex vitamins, vitamin K, isoflavones and other phytonutrients, and nitrates—all of which facilitate bone remodeling. Among the most protective…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…the Forward Plus Daily Regimen. My goal was for this daily multivitamin and mineral supplement to contain the entire gamut of antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and other nutrients shown in the scientific literature to have therapeutic effects. I’ve always viewed…

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Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

…should be included in treatment for congestive heart failure are selenium, vitamin E and other antioxidants; folic acid, thiamine and additional B-complex vitamins; and fish oil. Cover your nutritional bases by taking a high-potency multinutrient, extra Vitamin D and at least 2,000 mg of fish oil…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…brushing your teeth/tongue too hard, using harsh mouthwash, or wearing irritating dentures. However, it also may be a sign of an iron, zinc, or B-complex vitamin deficiency. Increase your intake of zinc and B vitamins by taking a high-quality, high-potency daily multivitamin and mineral supplement.…

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