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Interview with Dr. Hank Liers, Part 1: Nutritional supplements and cellular energy

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Liers: If you look on the label -- we use coenzyme b vitamins and they are all coenzymes. The B1 and B2 are coenzymes. We use pantethine, which is a B5 coenzyme. The B6 is a coenzyme. Methylcobalamin is a B12 coenzyme. Folinic acid is a folate coenzyme. Coenzymes are the way these things are used in the body. The body has to do more work to get the benefit if you are taking something that is not a coenzyme vitamin, typically most of the stuff found in the vitamins out there. For example, the body cannot use pyridoxine hydrochloride (synthetic vitamin B6).

Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 4: Reversing mass chemical contamination

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Even at a simpler level, those co-factors that you need -- the b vitamins and minerals -- they make that happen. They set the foundation for energy production. You can have toxic chemicals blocking mitochondria, too. Those are all components. I think the first component is low nutrition. They just do not have the nutrition. I think second is the toxic component. You build up toxins in the body; you block enzymes that make things happen. The enzymatic processes just are not taking place. You need to get those toxins out. You come down to the liver as being a key organ.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

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We are left to wonder why doctors are still so reluctant to check their patients' homocysteine levels and why they are not recommending b vitamins to all of their patients. What your doctor doesn't know may be killing you. Especially when you consider the fact that homocysteine is an important, if not a greater, risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol.

You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty

Mehmet C. Oz., M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
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To compound matters, without b vitamins, your homocysteine levels rise, and that doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer's. Homocysteine is an amino acid associated with stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. Although no study has demonstrated a benefit of supplementation to your thinking process, the products are generally safe, and anecdotal evidence is enticing. We recommend a supplement with 400 micrograms of folic acid, 800 micrograms of B,2, and 40 milligrams of B6 a day.

Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine

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I used Royal Jelly, a bee product rich in the b vitamins. I took all the right vitamins and herbs in megadoses. I tried many different treatments. You do feel better for a little while, but then you relapse. Sometimes the relapses are quite severe. Finally, it got to the point where I had just enough energy to see people, make a pittance of a living, answer the phone, and do what I had to do to survive. I was turning into a vegetable at what should have been the peak of my life." Like Harry, Peter searched outside of his known world and his comfort zone for help.

Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means

Ron Garner
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Iron Closely related to the b vitamins for energy production is iron. A deficiency of this mineral can lead to anemia, with symptoms such as fatigue, short attention span, weight loss, and irritability. Iron is needed in red blood cells to form hemoglobin, whose primary role is to collect oxygen from the lungs and carry it to every cell in the body. The main sources of iron are red meat, liver, dried fruit, egg yolks, sardines, spinach, broccoli, wheat germ, and brown barley. Vegetarians especially can become iron deficient due to an insufficient intake of foods that contain iron.
It is nature's richest source of vitamin B-12 (4 to 6 times more than raw beef liver), has high amounts of the strong antioxidant super oxide dismutase (sod), vitamins (including all the b vitamins), as well as other nutrients.59 Research indicates that spirulina is more digestible than most other foods. It is an alkaline whole food that is also a powerful detoxifier. Spirulina's only slight drawbacks are its strong seaweed smell and taste. All in all, it is a super food that everyone can benefit from.

Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health

J. Douglas Bremner
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The use of b vitamins has also been advocated as a way to improve cognition because high levels of the amino acid homocysteine have been seen in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Since homocysteine is involved in vitamin B pathways, it was felt that lowering homocysteine with vitamin B therapy would lead to an improvement in cognition. In one study, 276 healthy people over age sixty-five with elevated homocysteine concentrations were given folate and vitamins B12 and B6 or a placebo. Neither folate nor vitamin B supplementation resulted in an improvement in scores of cognition after two years.
For instance, the bacteria that inhabit the colon and intestines aid in digestion by providing useful substances that assist absorption of food and vitamins, including folate and the b vitamins. Taking too many antibiotics inhibits our natural flora and in the process can lead to malnourishment and vitamin deficiency. These same bacteria also neutralize the bile salts and liver toxins dumped into our intestines and colon. Repeated treatment with antibiotics decreases these helpful bacteria and can lead to digestive and other health problems.

Lack of basic nutrition creates generation of criminals; prison system society

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Four primary nutrients were tried in the study: Zinc, iron, b vitamins and protein. Malnourished children weren't getting crucial minerals like zinc and iron, and they weren't getting the b vitamins they needed to develop healthy nervous systems. And a healthy nervous system is a prerequisite for mental and emotional health and stability. Now let's talk about these nutrients in a little more detail and explore why these nutritional deficiencies are so widespread. Zinc is perhaps the single most common nutritional deficiency in the American population.

Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders: 7 Smart Ways to Help You Get a Good Night's Rest

Herbert Ross, DC with Keri Brenner, L.Ac.
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John Lee, MD, author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause, recommends taking the following antioxidant vitamins to help cleanse the body of harmful toxins that can lead to excessive estrogen: 1 to 2 grams of vitamin C daily; 400 IU of vitamin E daily; 500 mg of quercetin (a bioflavonoid) twice daily; a B complex supplement daily with about 50 mg of the major b vitamins, and 500 to 1,000 mg of magnesium (in the gluconate or citrate form).36 Dietary Guidelines for Balancing Your Hormones Women's health expert John R.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

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I feel it is critical for these patients to be taking a basic product that contains a mixture of vitamin Es as mentioned in Table 1, If one's homocysteine level does not drop below 7 with just the b vitamins listed in Table 1,1 will add 1-5 g of TMG (trimethylglycine) to the patient's regimen. Cardiomyopathy I add 300-600 mg of CoQ10 to a patient's regimen along with some additional magnesium and 100 mg grape-seed extract, Patients will usually see a response within 4 months.

Microwave ovens destroy the nutritional value of your food

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Minerals are largely unaffected, however, so you'll still get the same magnesium, calcium and zinc in microwaved foods as you would in non-microwaved foods, but the all-important b vitamins, anthocyanins, flavonoids and other nutritional elements are easily destroyed by microwave ovens. The microwave is the appliance of the living dead. People who use the microwave on a regular basis are walking down a path towards degenerative disease and a lifelong battle with obesity.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

Ray D. Strand
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As I said in Chapter 5, this means we not only need an assortment of different antioxidants, but we also need the minerals (manganese, zinc, selenium, and copper) and the b vitamins that support their enzymatic functions. I am awed by the incredible ability God has built into the body to not only protect itself against oxidative stress but to repair damage wrought on the DNA of the cell. Several ongoing clinical trials will further determine the roles of antioxidants in reversing this process of carcinogenesis.

Integrated Health offers outstanding nutritional supplements at breakthrough price for NewsTarget readers

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It contains krebs cycle nutrients, high-end forms of all the major minerals, expensive forms of b vitamins (their vitamin B-12 is methylcobalamin, not the toxic cyanocobalamin found in cheap products) and powerful anti-cancer herbal ingredients like turmeric and quercetin. It has none of the usual junk found in multi-vitamins for kids (no artificial colors, no sugars, no chemical sweeteners, etc.), but it's loaded with plant extracts and even tastes great thanks to the xylitol and stevia in the formula. See the ingredients yourself at: http://www.integratedhealth.com/hpdspec/kids.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

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Freezing meats can destroy more than 50 percent of the b vitamins.6 We began with depleted nutrients in our soils, which NPK fertilizers made worse. Then came the hybrid grains that produced nutrient-depleted foods. Modern processing and food storage caused further depletion of the quality of our foods. We then take these foods home and continue to create further depletion because of storage and preparation. These all make good, solid arguments as to why we should be supplementing our diets with high-quality nutritional supplements.
But not all patients will respond adequately to just the b vitamins. This is an indication to me that these patients simply have an overall problem with methyla-tion, the biochemical process used by the body to reduce homocysteine to benign or non-harmful products in the body. Methyiation Deficiency Methylation deficiency is responsible not only for elevated homocysteine levels but is also one of the key underlying problems in some of our major chronic degenerative diseases, especially some cancers and Alzheimer's dementia.

Stop Prediabetes Now: The Ultimate Plan to Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes

Jack Challem
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Carlson's Mellow Mood supplement contains b vitamins with GABA and "Suntheanine." • Chromium has been found to relieve depression in people who also have eating disorders. Other supplements that enhance glucose control are likely to help as well. Try 500 meg of chromium polynicotinate or chromium picolinate daily. Supplements That Might Help with Fuzzy Thinking Eating more protein and fewer sugars and carbs, particularly for breakfast and lunch, may help to keep your mind focused. In addition, try these supplements. • B-complex vitamins, in the form of a high-potency supplement.

Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders: 7 Smart Ways to Help You Get a Good Night's Rest

Herbert Ross, DC with Keri Brenner, L.Ac.
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Whole grains contain many b vitamins, which act as natural sedatives for calming irritability and tension that may hinder deep sleep. ¦ Eat more protein in the form of moderate amounts of lean meat, seafood, eggs, nuts, brown rice, beans, and avocados. Protein is digested more slowly and doesn't cause an insulin spike, which may interfere with sleep. ¦ Eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that you are getting sufficient nutrition. ¦ Be aware of the fat content of foods. More important than the total fat is the kind of fat you are eating.
It can also cause decreased absorption of some nutrients essential for a good night's rest, particularly the b vitamins, magnesium, and calcium.11 And finally, alcohol is a diuretic, so drinking may interrupt your sleep by necessitating getting up several times during the night to urinate. Smoking also inhibits sleep. Because nicotine acts as a stimulant, many smokers have insomnia and other sleep problems.12 In a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 46% of smokers reported experiencing insomnia a few nights a week as compared to 35% of non-smokers.
Sleep problems may also be caused by vitamin or mineral deficiencies, especially of b vitamins, copper, iron, and zinc. Toxic Colon and Liver While it may not seem readily apparent, the liver and colon play an important role in establishing and maintaining regular, restful sleep. Both the colon and the liver remove waste from the body and toxins from the air you breathe and the food and liquids you consume.

The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Eat and Why

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S.
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Kale/chard: Nutritious and cleansing; loaded with b vitamins and minerals. 3. Apples: "An (organic) apple a day keeps the doctor (bill) away." 4. Almonds: Good oils and lots of nutrients. 5. Red lentil sprouts: Good-quality protein, nutritious and tasty, and crunchy to boot. 6. Salmon: Yum! And full of great oils (omega-3s) and quality protein and nutrients. 7. Avocado: One of my favorites, for the good oils; only Haas avocados for sure! 8. Brown rice: We need the fiber, the trace minerals, and the fuel. 9. Mango: For both the carotenoids and the wonderful taste. 10.

If you exercise, be sure to increase your uptake of nutritional supplements and superfoods

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Even though proteins important to supplement if you are not already eating a high protein diet, it is far more important to supplement trace minerals, macro minerals like magnesium, zinc and calcium; various vitamins including all the B vitamins; plus vitamins C, D and K. In addition, you need to supplement numerous phytonutrients, which means the medicine that comes from plants. Those include various carotenoids like beta keratin or zeaxanthin, lutein, anthocyanidins, Proanthocyanidins like those found in grape seeds or even Resveratrol found in grape skin.

1000 Cures for 200 Ailments: Integrated Alternative and Conventional Treatments for the Most Common Illnesses

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NATUROPATHY Diet: Eat foods that are high in b vitamins, which are healing to the nervous system. These include wheatgerm, brewer's yeast, eggs, and! whole grains. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables such as squash, carrots, berries, and oranges have high amounts of bioflavonoids and vitamins C and A, which will help resolve inflammation and blisters of the skin, and increase the efficiency of the body's immune system. A freshly pressed green vegetable juice a day will give you essential nutrients to alkalinize the body and boost immunity.

New online consumer health guide reveals nutritional deficiencies caused by prescription drugs

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Supplementing with b vitamins has been found to either make the antidepressant drugs seem more effective or eliminate the need for the drugs altogether. The NewsTarget DrugWatch database aims to teach consumers how to protect themselves from the nutrient depletions caused by pharmaceuticals by compensating with nutrient supplementation through either foods or dietary supplements.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

Ray D. Strand
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If the homocysteine level has not come down to the desired level, I add 1-5 g of TMG to the daily supplemental b vitamins. Dr. Kilmer McCully: The Conclusion A story was published on August 10, 1997 in the New York Times Magazine entitled "The Fall and Rise of Kilmer McCully." It detailed the end of his story and offered an interesting perspective to our concerns here: McCully reveals, briefly, the shadow of disappointment that must have loomed larger two decades ago. "Last October," he says, "the pathology department at Mass.

The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why

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Take it at a different time of day—the b vitamins are like instruments in an orchestra, and they perform best together. But when you want to give one a solo, put it in the spotlight and take it by itself after the orchestra has already laid down the main tracks. Bone and Brain Disorders A B6 deficiency is also a common finding in those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve that passes between the bones and ligaments of the wrist. It can cause weakness and pain when gripping, in addition to burning, tingling, or aching.

Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation: Unleash The Natural Healing Power That Lies Dormant Within You

Andreas Moritz
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Nerves: Bananas are high in b vitamins that help calm the nervous system. S.A.D.: Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan. Smoking: Bananas have also helped people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 and the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal. Stress: The banana's potassium helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates the body's water balance. During stress, our metabolic rate rises; this in turn drops potassium levels.
The poison of the drug destroys not only infectious bacteria (pathogens) but also friendly bacteria that help us digest our food, remove toxins, and produce important micro-nutrients such as b vitamins. As these essential, beneficial bacteria become eradicated by the drug, the gut's population of destructive bacteria begins to rapidly grow and dominate the intestinal tract (see section on Candida), turning even nutritious food into strong irritants or poison.
It also contains plenty of b vitamins, especially niacin, folic acid, calcium, iron, 9 essential amino acids, and a mountain of potassium. The avocado has shown to benefit circulation, lower cholesterol, and dilate blood vessels. It's true, avocados are high in fat—one reason they've earned the nickname "butter pear." But it's primary fat, monounsaturated oleic acid (also concentrated in olive oil), acts as an antioxidant to block LDL cholesterol. A 1996 study by researchers at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in Mexico looked at the health benefits of daily avocado consumption.

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