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 makeSee More… How Vitamin F Cured Scaly Skin and a Lot More | ABCs of Vitamins
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 we go any further into the story of the vitamins so let’s briefly look at what an iu is… International Units vs Milligrams Measuring howSee More… The ABC of Vitamins: Vitamin A
In the previous post we looked at the ABC of Vitamins, their odd sounding names, the dosage we should take and at the whole issue of Official recommendations for our health. The next step is to get more details about the vitamins in our food and to do that we’ll go back to vitamin C again… You can buy this as a powder to mix with water or as a tablet. Powdered vitamin C mixes well with water or juiceSee More… Beyond the ABC of Using Vitamins – Natural or Synthetic ?
Funny enough, when we learn our ABCs we might say “A is for Apple, B is for Berry, C is for Cherry…but we don’t learn about vitamins A, B or C until many years later, if at all. This means that we have only a hazy idea of how important they are to us or where they comes from or even what they are. That stops here because today I want to fill in the gap left by our schoolingSee More… Do You Know the ABC…of Vitamins?
Superfoods got some attention today in the National Press. Seems that someone chose to follow a superfood diet rich in juices, salads and green leafy vegetables rather than take the cancer drug recommended by their Doctor! She got well – that was the story. This is pretty common really so I’m unsure exactly why the newspapers featured her. But rather than mull over the unique features of her case let’s look at the whole superfood angle… All foods have nutrientsSee More… Superfoods And Their Use To Treat Cancer
One of the main messages made very strongly here the Natural Detox Blog is that Detox cannot be accomplished just by drinking pure water or green juices or by following any particular diet – however good the diet is. And if you are wondering why this is so – the answer is very simple – and it is because detox processes going on in the liver and elsewhere in the body need extra supplements to get them going and detoxifySee More… Is Bio-Detox the Right Detox Supplement for You?