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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…phases, and people managing diabetes should be well aware of them. They include antioxidants such as lipoic acid, silymarin (from milk thistle), and selenium to protect the liver against the free radicals generated during phase I. Calcium-d-glucarate, n-acetyl-cysteine, and trimethylglycine all support…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…hepatitis C and other liver disorders. Dubbed “triple therapy,” it features three nutritional supplements: alpha lipoic acid, silymarin, and selenium. All three of these are powerful antioxidants, but each of them has additional unique benefits for the liver. * Alpha lipoic acid boosts levels of…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…the best-absorbed forms of chromium. Selenium Selenium functions primarily as a component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase—one of your body’s most important antioxidants. A direct correlation has been found between low soil levels of selenium and increased incidence of cancer and…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…Alpha lipoic acid also ramps up glutathione synthesis and significantly enhances detoxification, and we use it at Whitaker Wellness, along with selenium and silymarin, to treat hepatitis and other liver diseases. Research suggests that the “sleep hormone” melatonin boosts glutathione status too…

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Treating Asthma and Allergies Naturally

…including vitamin C, selenium and zinc, are often depleted in people with asthma. And because inflammation is a primary underlying mechanism, I recommend taking fish oil (6–8 g daily) in addition to supplementing with these vitamins and minerals (30 mg of zinc, 200 mcg of selenium, and 2–5 g of vitamin…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…potent antioxidant that also boosts the power of its more prominent cousin. Furthermore, in this and other studies, the combination of vitamin E plus selenium did not increase risk, which reinforces the importance of taking vitamin E along with other vitamins and minerals. * This is one negative study among…

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Preventing Asthma Attacks Naturally

…blood level were 50 percent more likely to suffer severe acute asthma attacks than those with normal levels. Antioxidants, including vitamin C, selenium, and zinc, are also often depleted in people with asthma. And because inflammation is a primary underlying mechanism, I recommend taking high doses…

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5 Ways To Get Younger-Looking Skin

…antioxidant-rich daily supplement regimen consisting of 3 mg lycopene, 3 mg lutein, 4.8 mg beta-carotene (8,000 IU), 10 mg vitamin E (15 IU) and 75 mcg selenium showed marked improvements in skin density and thickness, plus their scaling and roughness improved. * Apply alpha hydroxy acids. You can stimulate…

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Natural Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment

…scientific research as saw palmetto, all are time-honored benign prostatic hyperplasia treatments. * Antioxidants are also important, especially selenium (200–400 mcg) and zinc (30–60 mg), which are particularly active in the prostate. * Go-Less® is a combination of soy isoflavones and pumpkin…

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The Healing Power of Pepper

…coenzyme Q10 for two weeks resulted in a 30 percent higher blood level of CoQ10 than when CoQ10 was taken alone. Beta-carotene, vitamin B6, and selenium have been shown to be similarly affected. Piperine is often added to curcumin supplements (an anti-inflammatory phytonutrient from turmeric) because…

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4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

…supplements. Begin with a multivitamin/mineral that contains high doses of the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, and the mineral selenium. These nutrients have been shown to protect cell DNA from free-radical damage—a major step in the initiation of cancer—and each has been linked…

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Beware of Liver Disease

…following products—as stand-alone supplements or combination formulas—in your health food store: * Lipoic acid, 100 mg * Silymarin, 420 mg * Selenium, 70 mcg * Calcium-d-glucarate, 200 mg * N-acetyl-cysteine, 600 mg * Ellagic acid, 50 mg * Trimethylglycine, 300 mg

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Vitamins for Children Can Raise Their IQs

…multivitamin with a wide range of vital nutrients, including vitamins C (125–250 mg), E (25–50 IU), and A as beta-carotene (2000–4000 IU), selenium (10–20 mcg), calcium (50–100 mg), vitamin D (200–400 IU), folic acid (200–400 mcg), B6 (5–10 mg), and B12 (50–100 mcg). I also recommend…

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How Safe Are Your Supplements?

…diabetes, metformin (Glucophage). * Large-scale research has shown vitamin A supplements reduce the risk of melanoma by 40 percent. * Supplemental selenium can reduce cancer death rates by as much as 50 percent—which was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. * Folic acid reduces…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…and mineral supplement. In a survey of more than 14,000 Americans, data revealed that those with the highest blood levels of vitamins A, C, and E, selenium, beta-carotene and other carotenoids had significantly lower levels of CRP than those with the lowest levels. And, in a six-month study at the Cooper…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

…trick. * Support your liver. As I mentioned earlier, your liver has a dirty job—it filters your blood. Give your liver a boost with milk thistle, selenium, N-acetyl-cysteine, and alpha lipoic acid (my Milk Thistle Liver Cleanse supplement contains all of these; take as directed). You should also avoid…

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