Niacin deficiency - Pellagra's Violent Side Effects. October 21, 2012 | 223,548 views Share By Dr.
Mercola As mass killings occur around the nation by obviously disturbed perpetrators at increasing frequency, there's plenty of blame to go around. The medical system gets blamed for not identifying these killers in time; the gun lobby gets blamed for fighting stricter gun regulations; and producers of violent video games along with incessant and glorified violence on TV certainly does nothing to combat despondency and desensitization. "What if our heavy reliance on processed and fast foods is leading to widespread nutrient imbalances?
" More Clues Toward Determining Optimum Vitamin D Levels. Yesterday I got an interesting email from The Vitamin D Council reporting on a new study that measures the vitamin D levels of the Masai and Hadzabe of Africa. When the Antidepressants Run Out, by Dr. S.V. Worldwide, Prozac is the most prescribed antidepressant.
It is also prescribed for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and co-morbid anxiety. By inhibiting serotonin re-uptake, more serotonin is available at the synapse, which is anti-depressant. There are many SSRIs prescribed for depression: Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, etc. There are antidepressant medications which target serotonin and other neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine (Effexor), but they lie outside the scope of this article. Vitamin D Action - D-action. Protocol Title: 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D serum levels and associated health outcomes in the population resulting from a program of education and testing Investigator: Dr.
Cedric Garland The purpose of this population study is to offer testing, feedback about results and education to make necessary lifestyle changes to effect serum level concentrations. In this study, you will create an account with GrassrootsHealth (GRH), fill out a confidential health questionnaire and receive a vitamin D test kit. For the test, you will provide two drops of blood on the blood spot card and return it to GRH. There is minimal risk to obtaining blood drops for testing 25(OH)D. Your alternative to participating in this study includes requesting your own physician to order the 25(OH)D test . Your individual health data will be kept confidential except for where required by law.
Glutathione 101, Part 1: Cysteine Misbehaves, But Glutathione Saves. I’ve written a lot about our good friend glutathione on this blog (here and here), and I’ll be writing about him quite a bit more in the future.
When it comes to boosting glutathione status, a nutrient-dense diet rich in traditional foods is the best adjunct to dietary and lifestyle strategies aimed at increasing the metabolic rate, so this blog is a great place to explore the great goodness of this trusty little tripeptide of ours. In my last post, one reader expressed surprise that I listed protection against the toxicity of the amino acid cysteine as one of the functions of glutathione. Bladderwrack is a safe alternative to GMO soy to support women's health. (NaturalNews) Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), a brown seaweed similar to kelp, gets its name from the air sacs that keep the plant afloat in cold sea water.
Bladderwrack is a great plant source of iodine thatis essential for the human body, but the body cannot make on its own. Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland to do its job. Without iodine, the thyroid cannot produce enough hormones. This is especially important in women's health because one of the consequences of an under-performing thyroid isthe inabilityto ovulate. In pregnancy, low thyroid function can cause high blood pressure in the mother and impaired mental function in the baby. Iodine is also used to treat fibrocystic breast disease in women, which is a leading cause of breast cancer. In 2004, scientists explored why women in Western cultures developed estrogen-related cancers at a faster rate than women in Eastern cultures. Sources for this article include: Carnosine and lifestyle changes inhibit telomere shortening to lower heart attack risk and extend lifespan. (NaturalNews) Scientists have understood the basic mechanism of telomeres, the small zipper-like capsules that bind our DNA genetic material and enable precise cellular reproduction, for more than a decade now.
As each cell replicates, the telomere shortens and the potential life-cycle of the cell diminishes slightly until there is no more telomere and cell death ensues. Researchers publishing in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology have found that telomere shortening accurately predicts the risk of developing heart disease, suffering a heart attack and early death from all causes.
Smoking and obesity cause systemic inflammation and are a direct cause of telomere shortening. In addition to improving diet and lifestyle risk factors, carnosine supplementation is emerging as an important nutrient that can block telomere shortening and reduce aging effects to increase lifespan. The study author and team leader, Dr. Sources for this article include: Antioxidant Supplement. By now, I believe everyone interested in natural health has heard of antioxidants and their health benefits.* But just like many things the mainstream media and consumer marketers latch onto these days, antioxidants have become a buzz word for selling hype and added profits.
That's not to say that many foods and supplements don't contain some antioxidant properties.