Tag Archives: Vitamin C

Butternut squash — Tasty and good for you

November 28, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Imagine a vegetable that provides you with good skin integrity, a natural sunscreen, healthy eyes and a powerful antioxidant, all at 82 calories per one-cup serving. Low in sodium and fat-free, the winner is butternut squash. Yes, the hard-skinned squash that always invokes a “what do I do with it?” response […]

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Health updates

September 30, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the protection of wild medicinal plants and the Amla berry (Emblica officinalis). Wild medicinal plants to be protected under new global standard A much needed global standard for wild medicinal plant harvesting was launched in Nuremberg at Biofach, the World Organic Trade Fair, in mid-February 200. About 15,000 species […]

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Building a healthy immune system

September 19, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  The first step to having a healthy immune system is a well-balanced diet filled with fresh organic fruits, vegetables, grains, seaweeds, raw nuts, seeds and fresh, pure water. A vegetarian diet does not automatically equate with a healthier body. A diet with small amounts of meat protein, coupled with a greater […]

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Thyroid tests misleading

September 10, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  One of the most common problems in medicine today is the testing for hypothyroidism. Blood tests often indicate you are OK when you are not. Blood tests measure the amount of thyroid hormones, TSH, circulating in our blood. Typically the tests indicate normal values. But it is not the amount […]

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Glutathione: A powerful weapon against cancer and aging

September 10, 2012

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by Dr. Frank George —  Of all the antioxidants our body makes, glutathione is probably the most important. In fact, our lives depend on it. Without it, our cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation — free radical damage. Our bodies would have very little resistance to bacteria and viruses, and our livers would shrivel up […]

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Skin and vitamin C

September 9, 2012

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by Tammy Shetterly —  As the body’s largest organ, the skin is an outward sign of inner health; therefore, the same poor lifestyle choices that negatively affect the heart and lungs also damage the strength and health of our skin. Smoking, over-consumption of carbonated and/or alcoholic beverages, and sleep depravation decrease the amount of blood, […]

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Infection Prevention

August 17, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people are concerned about the growing threat of infections that seemingly strike at random and do not respond well to drugs. These include: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the flesh-eating bacteria that has recently been in the news, and new strains of drug-resistant sexually transmitted diseases. Basic principles of infections […]

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An advanced approach to cancer

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Frank George —  Cancer is a failure of the immune system to stay on top of things that go wrong in the body. If you’ve been told you have cancer, your immune system is not working well. Ironically, traditional treatment further weakens the immune system with its use of heavy-duty doses of chemotherapy […]

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The lovely lemon

February 27, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Do you ever marvel at the lemon trees growing all across the Valley? Do people pick the lemons and eat them or curse them for making a mess on the ground? Do some ever follow the old adage and make lemonade? Most importantly, do people know the true power of the […]

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Parasites and your health

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  It is a common misconception that parasites are strictly a third-world issue. This fallacy can prevent people from considering parasites as a possible cause of their health issues. The truth is that our bodies are exposed to parasites, regardless of locale, owing to increased international travel and access to myriad […]

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Health updates: Exercising and vitamin C

February 24, 2012

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The following is information regarding a new study that shows how making slight changes to the order of your daily exercise routine can dramatically improve your end results, plus the FDA’s crackdown on injectable vitamin C. Exercising in the morning before eating is best A new study suggests that exercising in the morning, before eating, […]

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Nutrients for fibromyalgia recovery

February 24, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  It can be overwhelming to hear the diagnosis: “You have fibromyalgia.” Not only is it a mouthful to say, the fibromyalgia (FM) label is often what comes at the end of a very long search for the cause of a multi-symptom syndrome. When first confronted with the problems of body-wide pain, […]

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Colds and flu prevention

February 23, 2012

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Many scientific studies have repeatedly found that there is little or no evidence backing flu vaccines as an effective flu-prevention strategy. Evidence is mounting in support of vitamin D as a potential cold and flu prevention strategy. However, optimizing your vitamin D levels through regular sun exposure is preferred, as the sun imparts health benefits […]

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