Category Archive: Nutritional Supplements

Oct 31

New STudy for Vitamin D and Omega-3

There's a new study in the works called VITAL or VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL The study is designed to see if vitamin D and omega-3s in fish oil can lower the risk of cancer, heart attacks and strokes.

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Oct 29

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is the new vitamin E. Everyone is talking about it and how much it means to your overall health.  Is it the latest fad or the real thing? A research project that gave 1,200 healthy postmenopausal women either a placebo or calcium (1,500 mg) plus vitamin D (1,000 IU daily) found that the …

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Oct 27

Vitamin D Makes A Difference

  Now I'm starting to wonder if I'm one of those people who, in my efforts to prevent skin cancer, may have impaired my brain function because I have a deficiency of vitamin D.   This is the sunshine vitamin so called because it is synthesized in our skin when we are exposed to direct …

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Jan 17

Brainpower Boosted with Over-the-Counter Remedies

I enjoy watching the late-night ads for products that will take 20 years off your life in 3 easy payments. I'm always amazed how creative someone is to think of that gadget which will take all the wrinkles and folds out of your neck. And then there are the supplements which regenerate flab in two …

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Nov 19

Vitamins C and E Do NOT Prevent Heart Attacks

Like most of you, I take vitamins C and E because I'm convinced they will improve my heart health. Based on a recent study of 15,000 doctors age 50 and older, I may have to rethink what I am doing. This new study supports previous findings from other large trials showing that there is no …

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Jun 05

Can Acetyl-L-Carnitine Boost Your Brain?

Google acetyl-L-Carnitine and you will find lots of information ranging from ‘this is the IT pill’ when you get older to it’s ‘just another supplement, another scam’. My take on this amino acid – maybe. I’ve taken it now and then over the past 15 years depending on what I’ve read. I’ll probably start taking …

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