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Vitamin Supplementation May Shorten Life- One study (mis)Reports

A good friend of mine sent me an article from the BBC this morning titled Vitamins linked with higher death risk in older women.  After reading the article- I agree with some points, and disagree with others. The article only mentions three supplements- Iron, Vitamin D, and Calcium.  It says there is a...

Too Much Iron in Your Diet May Kill You Prematurely

The Following Article is entitled  Iron: Too Much of a Good Thing by Bill Sardi Recent studies reveal that blood donors exhibit lower rates of many diseases and experience better than average health. Additionally, the centuries-old practice of bloodletting is being revived as a treatment for disorders such...

The Two Most Important Criteria for Choosing Nutritional Supplements Part 2

One easy way to check the first criteria and see if a nutritional company is worth its weight in the ink it wastes on health claims is to see if they are a part of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.  “In addition to supplements being regulated by government agencies including Food & Drug...

Vitamin D Council Is A Great Health Resource

One of the most respected health resources on the web is the Vitamin D Council.  I would suggest you bookmark their site at http://vitamindcouncil.org./ Here is an excerpt from there site about how to get enough Vitamin D - There are 3 ways for adults to get adequate levels of vitamin D:  - Regularly...

The Brain Vitamin- Vitamin D

“Recently, researchers have discovered that many people, even young people, are significantly deficient in vitamin D. Why? Because the recommended daily allowance is far too low, and people have been avoiding sun exposure based on recommendations from dermatology experts and government...

The Two Most Important Criteria for Choosing Nutritional Supplements Part 1

When it comes to nutritional products, BUYER BEWARE!! The vitamin and supplement industry is grossly under-regulated and seriously over-hyped. I began taking a handful of nutritional supplements at the age of 14 at the recommendation of my football coach and because my parents had a bunch of them in the...

The Importance of Nutrient Timing for Athletes

If you don’t eat correctly around your workout, you might as well not even go to the gym!

Drinking One Can of Red Bull Gives You the Blood Work of Someone with Heart Disease

“A study of 30 university students aged between 20 and 24 years old found that drinking just one 250ml sugar-free can of the caffeinated energy drink increased the “stickiness” of the blood and  after drinking one can participants had shown a cardiovascular profile similar to that of someone with...

How Much Sugar is REALLY In Your Energy Drinks and Cokes?

Bottoms up! Or not…

Gatorade Brings You Closer to Jesus

Gatorade has pharmacological effects that may bring you closer to your Maker. Much like Cocaine, highly processed sugars go through a 4 step process that refines them to the purest forms. Gatorade contains these potent sugars. Basically, when ingested, your blood sugar levels spike, then your insulin levels...

Why You Must Supplement- Part 2

The key points of Dr. Wallach’s argument are: 1. There are 90 nutrients essential to human health. 2. A deficiency in any one of these nutrients can lead to or cause, on average ten diseases. For example, a deficiency in copper can lead to premature gray hair, aneurism and stroke. 3. The 90...

Why You Must Supplement- Part 1

A common recommendation made by most medical doctors is that in order to get all the nutrients necessary to maintain health you must, on a daily basis, eat food from each of the four basic food groups (i.e., meats and proteins, fruits and vegetables, breads and grains and dairy products). Dr. Joel...