What do the B complex vitamins do? | The ABCs of Vitamins

You know by now if you have been following this series on The ABCs of the Vitamins that vitamins come in different forms and that is especially true of the B vitamins. There are several of them… It started with Thiamine There was a widespread disease amongst sailors and prisoners – that is amongst people …

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How Vitamin F Cured Scaly Skin and a Lot More | ABCs of Vitamins

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One of the biggest breakthroughs ever made in nutritional research occurred in 1923 when vitamin F was discovered. Studies of groups of animals fed on experimental diets were going on and it was soon found that lacking this essential vitamin lead the poor animals used in these early experiments to quickly develop skin sores and …

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Vitamin K, Strong Bones and Healthy Ageing

Although discovered in 1929 it was not until 1943 that a Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of vitamin K. The K in Vitamin K stands for “coagulation” or “Koagulation” as spelled in the Danish and German speaking areas in which the research was done and published. And it refers to the ability of …

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Fertility, Cholesterol and My Vitamin E Rant

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Vitamins protect – that's their whole function. They protect us from various diseases – so vitamin C protects us from weak bones and skin by helping the body make stronger collagen and vitamin E protects us from so many health issues that we're going to take this article to go through a few of them. …

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How to make your immune system Smarter

I have been learning about vitamin D for years and one of the experts that has taught me the most is Dr John Cannell who founded the Vitamin D Council. In this short interview he talks about the role and power of vitamin D and on its role in optimising the immune system. A "must …

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Vitamin D – Do you add the “Sunshine Vitamin” to Your Day?

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Adding sunshine to your day is an attractive idea and in our ABC of vitamins we've got to vitamin D which is often called “The sunshine vitamin”. Truth be told, vitamin D is not actually a vitamin but a hormone. That was not known in the early days when the vitamins were being discovered so …

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Trauma and Stress in Cancer

One of the early theories of the causation of cancer is the intrusion of a trauma into your life. Yes there are issues with pollution and toxins but without trauma and stress inhibiting your Immune system and detoxification system your body can handle the toxins – especially when you get proper dietary help from an …

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The ABC of Vitamins: Vitamin A

In the ABC of the alphabet song, "A is for Apple" and in our ABC of Vitamins we can start with Apple too because it contains around 100 iu of vitamin A. And while that does not make it a rich source of vitamin A it makes sense to talk a little about “iu” before …

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