Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Only a few nutrients have an encompassing benefit to the body. Among them is green tea, and another one is Vitamn D.
But there is one nutrient in the group, Coenzyme Q10 [COQ10], which is so vital for our health. You will see the reason why as you read on.
COQ10, which is found in every single cell in the body, is essential in creating the needed energy needed for the cells to function properly. The heart, brain, kidney, liver, and pancreas, which have the highest energy requirements, also have the most concentrations of this nutrient.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
All these years, we've been made to believe that there is good and bad cholesterol. We've been told to keep our HDL [good cholesterol] high, and our LDL [bad cholesterol] down.
Recent studies, however, seem to indicate that there is no bad cholesterol after all. Every cell membrane of our body is made up of millions of cholesterol molecules, and it is the LDL's function to bring cholesterol to each and every cell.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation [JDRF] is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications by funding research.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ultraviolet blood irradiation was a popular therapy for viral and bacterial infections, and polio, in the 1930's.
The state of euphoria over the discovery of vaccines and antibiotics had pushed ultraviolent blood therapy over the edge of disuse that it was almost forgotten.
But thanks to the increasing appreciation by a small but growing number of practioners of the dangers and lack of efficacy of vaccines, the rising resistance of various strains of bacteria to antibiotics, the side effects associated with anti-bacterials, and the thorny issue of treating viruses [including AIDS], ultraviolet blood therapy is now being resurrected as a viable alternative treatment.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I've stated in my previous post that avoiding osteoporosis is by far the best way of preventing it. And this is best done through proper nutrition, which is largely overlooked by most doctors.
Let's discuss first the current approach in osteoporosis management, which seemingly does not work. This focuses on boosting estrogen levels to delay the advance of menopause, and supplementing with calcium.
Estrogen therapy merely defers what is inevitable and its use for purely prophylactic reasons is highly questionable, considering the numerous risks associated with its use.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Osteoporosis, or the thinning of the bones, affects women more than men. It can lead to a humpback posture due to the collapse of the vertebra. A fractured hip is the most serious consequence of osteoporosis.
But did you know that more women in developed countries die from fracture of the neck of femur than from cancer of the breast, cervix, and uterus, combined? The link to osteoporosis here is that consumption of dairy products is higher in these nations than in underdeveloped or developing ones.