There are a variety of natural substances that are proven to boost the immune system, when taken as needed for acute infections. These may also be taken regularly for improved health, prevention or chronic immune support. The key is to get them now so you are ready to go at the first sign of an infection.
Shorter days make many people feel anxious, especially as to-do lists grow longer near the holidays. But if you’re sleeping and eating more and you’ve felt depressed in past winters, you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
It is not a stretch to say that if public health officials did nothing other than ensure vitamin D and magnesium sufficiency the entire health of a nation would be drastically improved and health care costs would be significantly lower.
A recent accusation against vitamin E is that somehow it increases risk of prostate cancer. (3) That is nonsense. If you take close look at the numbers, you will see that “Compared with placebo, the absolute increase in risk of prostate cancer per 1000 person-years was 1.6 for vitamin E, 0.8 for selenium, and 0.4 for the combination.” That works out to be a claimed 0.63% increase risk with vitamin E alone, 0.24% increase in risk with vitamin E and selenium, and 0.15% increase in risk for selenium alone.
Feeling the effects of stress and anxiety? Let’s face it, we are a stressed-out society. And our habits of overwork, not enough sleep, too much coffee, too much sugar, refined foods, junk food that we use to temporarily relieve our stress, exposure to environmental toxins, and silent infections push us to burnout.
A doctor has the right to refuse to see you or treat you. A doctor does not have the right to deny you any therapy that is inexpensive and known to be effective and nontoxic; if there is toxicity involved, the patient can discharge his responsibility for such toxicity with proper informed consent.
Science is a great servant but a poor master. Not infrequently, it can exemplify what Harvard math professor Tom Lehrer satirized as where “the important thing is to understand what you’re doing, rather than to get the right answer.” Just because a published study suggests something does not make it true.
One of the most frequent questions from Orthomolecular Medicine News Service readers is, Just how much vitamin C should I take? Our bodies cannot make vitamin C (ascorbate), although most animals can. We must get it from our food and from supplements. But how much do we really need? Persistent arguments on this question may [...]