Iron

5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…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. Caution: Do not take supplemental iron before obtaining a blood test to determine iron levels. Excessive iron levels are…

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear: Supplements Are Safe

…look at some other critical findings: 1. The most significant risk was with supplemental iron, which was associated with a 3.9 percent increased risk of death. This isn’t news. It is well known that excess iron is linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions and should be…

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IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

…vitamin C, and that is its ability—when administered in very high doses by intravenous (IV) infusions—to kill cancer cells. Vitamin C interacts with iron and other metals to create hydrogen peroxide. In high concentrations, hydrogen peroxide damages the DNA and mitochondria of cancer cells, shuts down…

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Avoid Senseless Snacking

…deny yourself, you’re more likely to indulge later on. Drink a Glass of Water With all of the fad diets and expensive gimmicks out there, it’s ironic that water may turn out to be one of our most effective weight-loss tools. In a recent study, researchers found that people who drank a full glass…

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Food Safety Tips

…there’s always cast iron, stainless steel, and aluminum, but food sticks to them like crazy and some question the safety of the small amounts of metal they leach into food. That’s why I recommend using nontoxic, nonstick cookware instead. One option is enameled cast iron. It provides cast iron’s…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…rough week for nutritional supplement users. A couple of days ago it was reported that older women who took nutritional supplements, particularly iron, had a slightly increased risk of death. Yesterday, everyone was talking about a clinical trial published in JAMA that linked vitamin E and prostate…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Garlicky Spinach

The New Year often heralds a renewed commitment to your health, and this recipe is the perfect complement to that resolution. Spinach is packed with iron, fiber, and vitamin C, while garlic contains sulfur compounds that have numerous health benefits, including reducing cholesterol and blood pressure…

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