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Are Dietary Supplements Working for You?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
  People who take dietary supplements tend to believe that this will make them healthier and they they can take more risks with an unhealthy lifestyle because of it. Knowing which supplements and when to use them is a complicated skill. There is no treatment more effective at maintaining good health than a healthy lifestyle. There are many instances...

Beta Carotone May Increase Lung Cancer in Smokers

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Taking high doses of beta carotene, vitamin A, or lutein may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially in smokers. Would eating too many carrots do this? Supplements are over used; we should be more dependent on healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle. Too often we're looking for alternatives to eating a healthy diet.        

Do Antioxidants Preserve Youth?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and that helps us fight inflammation and disease. However, stimulation from free radicals also extends life by activating cellular repair genes! Antioxidants inhibit this response. Some antioxidants, such as beta carotene and retinol can actually shorten life in certain settings. A retrospective review of 68 studies...

The Dark Side of Beta Carotene

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry showed that there could be hazards to consuming excessive amounts of beta carotene. It could paradoxically produce insufficient vitamin A. Beta carotene is composed of two vitamin A molecules. When enzymes cleave them apart properly both molecules of vitamin A are effective. However, when cleaved at the...

What You Need to Know About Radiation Exposure

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
The radiation disaster in Japan is a serous problem in Japan, but not in the US yet. The levels of exposure up to this point have been diluted sufficiently that it is only a minor issue for those of us who live on the west coast. The best treatment is the use of antioxidants to combat the ionizing radiation such as natural vitamin E, selenomethionine, vitamin...

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