I have been breathing polluted air and reading about air pollution all my life. And of course old news is no news at all. This post is not so much about the facts of air pollution or its causes but about what we can do about it. Setting the scene – I want you to imagine being in London in the 1950s. The smogs that cloaked the city were so thick that we could not see more than a fewContinue reading… Air Pollution and Our Health – What Can We Do?
Pollution is not just ugly and smelly; It is a serious health issue too. And it is not just about causing and exacerbating lung disease and sinus problems, but much more seriously there is now evidence that air pollution is a powerful factor in the causation of ADHD, autism and infertility. We got to see just how serious air pollution could be back in the 1950s in smoggy old London. The smog was caused by the smoke from sulphur richContinue reading… Air Pollution and Disease: Can Air Filters Help?
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 with a poor diet. The main symptoms were muscle wasting, irregular heart beat and mental confusion. The disease was called Beriberi and was first noticedContinue reading… What do the B complex vitamins do? | The ABCs of Vitamins
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 lesions which were quite different from those caused by other vitamin deficiencies. In fact the diet had vitamins A, B and D added to makeContinue reading… How Vitamin F Cured Scaly Skin and a Lot More | ABCs of Vitamins
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 the blood to clot as part of the healing process that happens naturally when you cut yourself. But the way in which vitamin K worksContinue reading… Vitamin K, Strong Bones and Healthy Ageing
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. First of all we have to know what we are talking about – what is vitamin E? Just like vitamin B is really not oneContinue reading… Fertility, Cholesterol and My Vitamin E Rant
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 watch" 🙂 To test your blood level of your vitamin D check out my Helpful Lab' Tests page and to check out my recommendedContinue reading… How to make your immune system Smarter
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 now we have the slightly absurd situation where a vitamin is not a vitamin – it sounds like a teaser but it really is true.Continue reading… Vitamin D – Do you add the “Sunshine Vitamin” to Your Day?