Vitamin K is a nutrient that has not received much attention in the press and medical community for many years. Recently, this has began to change as science looks past vitamin K’s role in the clotting process and sees great potential in its ability to keep the bones and the blood vessels healthy.
Recently I have been getting a number of questions about Oracine™, a formula trademarked and distributed by n3 Oceanic, Inc.; the makers of Res-Q 1250. As with their other products, Oracine ™ is marketed through a syndicated radio infomercial in talk show format. Claims that are being made range from: Improvements in athletic performance 1. […]
It is no secret that vitamin E has been under attack by the medical community and press in recent months. Based on the findings from some very poorly designed studies, people have been throwing their vitamin E out the window. Is this the right decision? Some recent studies contradict the findings from the widely publicized studies previously reported.
Not long ago, I got in a bit of a heated debate with a fitness colleague regarding the need for supplementation when someone has a “healthy diet”. What follows is a brief summary of some of my points regarding the need for supplementation. Since this discussion, I have added some supporting literature to make for a more objective discussion.
Recently, two large scale studies were published which evaluated the effectiveness of various isolated vitamins on heart disease and breast cancer risk. The first study, appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, evaluated the effect of vitamin C and E on the blood vessel health of 14,641 middle-aged physicians.
If you are heavily into nutrition, it is almost certain that your family members are not. I know this because I see this in hundreds of clients, not to mention in my own personal life. It is almost as though the big Pharmacist in the sky put you in the lives of the health-challenged to deliver them from their unhealthy ways.
What Are Chia Seeds? Are They as Nutritious as They Are Reported to Be? What are the Benefits of Chia Seeds? Does it Really Matter if You Buy Black or White Chia Seeds? Yes, we are talking about the chia seeds used in the popular 80’s commercials for chia pets. It turns out that there […]
You may have seen a number of recent articles that are calling into question the safety and efficacy of synthetic antioxidants such as vitamin E, C, beta carotene and vitamin A. Researchers analyzed 68 clinical studies with over 250,000 subjects in an effort to determine if these vitamin supplements resulted in a decreased mortality rate (what we call “funeral rates”).
Back in the 1950s, a doctor by the name of Denham Harman published a now famous study that introduced the world to the free radical theory of aging and disease. In this theory, he stated that during normal metabolism certain compounds called “free radicals” are produced which ultimately damage the membranes of cells and are central in the progression of the aging process.