Nutritional Deficiencies

Learn the Nutritional Supplement Facts

When it comes to multivitamins and other nutritional supplements, many myths exist about their effectiveness and safety. Whether it’s being perpetuated by the media, physicians or other sources, sadly, this misinformation causes confusion and, worse yet, can make people reluctant to take supplements…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…Therefore, it’s not surprising that deficiencies in this amino acid are associated with fatigue, loss of muscle mass and increase in body fat, mental and physical slowdown, and frailty. This leads to an obvious question. Could replenishing carnitine stores with nutritional supplements delay or reverse some…

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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

…that may be causing symptoms, a comprehensive nutritional supplement program, and clinical therapies. Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia * Check for vitamin D deficiencies. People with diffuse pain often have low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiencies can cause a bone disorder called osteomalacia…

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Preventing Asthma Attacks Naturally

nutritional supplements that help patients with asthma, one stands out like a searchlight in the desert at night: magnesium. Magnesium is effective at preventing asthma because it helps keep the airways open by decreasing bronchial reactivity and relaxing the smooth muscles of the bronchioles. Deficiencies

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Treat Diabetic Complications

…folic acid, and other vital nutrients from the body. Supplementing with high levels of these vitamins and minerals helps compensate for nutritional deficiencies and protect against diabetic complications. Take Roxann, a type 2 diabetic who had been on insulin for 16 years. She had retinopathy, angina…

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Help Save a Child’s Life

…greatest gifts we can give a child is a firm nutritional foundation. Growth during childhood occurs at a dizzying pace. The average child’s weight quintuples, height doubles, and brain size quadruples in just the first five years of life. Deficiencies in key nutrients during this short window of growth…

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Health Tips for Seniors

…optimal nutrition through a combination of a healthy diet AND supplementation—i.e., a potent, high-quality daily multivitamin—is also critical during the golden years. To illustrate why this senior health tip is so important, let’s take vitamin B12 as an example. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are common…

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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

…periodontal disease. Another reason people with diabetes are much more prone to periodontal disease is because they are prone to nutritional deficiencies. Diabetes is nutritional wasting disease, and affected individuals often have low blood levels of vitamin C, zinc, and other water-soluble vitamins and…

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Natural Treatments for Eczema

…a few other safe and effective natural treatments for eczema, including a handful of nutritional supplements. Essential fatty acids, particularly omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), are the best-studied nutritional supplements for eczema. A meta-analysis of 26 studies involving 1,207 patients found that…

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Treating Asthma and Allergies Naturally

…also supporting your entire respiratory system. Natural Methods for Treating Allergies and Asthma * Take targeted supplements. There are several nutritional supplements that I’ve been recommending for years for treating allergies—and, in some cases, asthma—such as N-acetyl cysteine (400 mg daily…

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Solutions for 3 Common Digestive Problems

…before you grab an acid blocker, bear in mind that these drugs have been linked to increased risk of bacterial infection, hip fracture, nutritional deficiencies, and memory decline. Fortunately, there’s a better solution: melatonin. Best known as the sleep hormone, researchers are now discovering…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…there are also factors that threaten bone health, speeding mineral loss from the bones or impeding bone repair and rebuilding. These include nutritional deficiencies, inadequate exercise, hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid…

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Natural Treatments for Psoriasis

…* A good daily multivitamin and mineral supplement is also essential, especially if you’re taking psoriasis drugs, some of which cause nutritional deficiencies. To date, there’s no sure cure for psoriasis, but these natural treatments are well studied, effective for many people, and far safer than…

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Treatments for Depression

…depression, such as imbalances in thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones; heavy metal toxicity; food allergies; insomnia and sleep apnea; and nutritional deficiencies. Pain and other health challenges affect mood as well, and depression often disappears with appropriate treatment of chronic disease. Neurofeedback…

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ADHD Treatments That Really Work

…rich in sugar and refined carbohydrates may lead to reactive hypoglycemia, which often causes irritability and concentration difficulties. Nutritional deficiencies (specifically iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids) are linked with ADHD-like behaviors. Gluten and other food and environmental allergies…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…stages. Here are five signs of hidden health problems and how to address them. * Cracked, calloused skin on the heels and feet could signify a deficiency of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is crucial for optimal immune system function and eye health. To rectify this, take high-dose vitamin A…

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Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

…low levels of vitamin C with elevated C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation), worsening heart failure and higher death rates. Vitamin D deficiency was also shown in a 2012 study to be highly prevalent in congestive heart failure—and supplemental vitamin D reduced the death rate in these patients…

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