Is Beriberi Back Due to Overzealous Use of Diuretics? Can Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Deficiency Be The Cause of Your Hypertension, Edema, Seizures, & Congestive Heart Failure?

  Thiamine is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is needed by all tissues of the body for proper functioning and energy production. It was the very first B vitamin that was discovered, hence its other name, Vitamin B1. A deficiency of thiamine can lead to the well-known disease called beriberi, that is well documented in…

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Our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Wellness Plan

This blog post is continually updated with new information as it becomes pertinent. Scroll to bottom for most recent developments. Unless you have been buried in the sand for the last few weeks, you are aware of all the media hype surrounding the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). Sadly, this coronavirus fear has totally gotten…

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Manganese

Manganese

Manganese (Mn) is a trace mineral that is vital for the human body, but is only needed in small amounts, as it has the potential to be very toxic. Manganese is involved in the synthesis and activation of many enzymes and in the regulation of the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and lipids. In addition,…

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cell membranes and other fat-soluble compounds from oxidative damage by free radicals. For example, the oxidative damage to LDL-cholesterol appears to lead to the deposition of cholesterol in the arterial wall leading to atherosclerotic disease. In the past few years many other functions of vitamin E have been…

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Vitamin D

vitamin d

In general, vitamins are food substances found only in things that grow, such as animals and plants. They are essential for our bodies to function properly. The human body cannot make vitamins. They must be ingested either as dietary supplements or better yet in food. Vitamins cannot replace food–they must be used in conjunction with…

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Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

riboflavin-vitamin B2

Vitamins are food substances found only in things that grow, such as animals and plants. They are essential for our bodies to function properly. The human body cannot make vitamins. They must be ingested either as dietary supplements or better yet in food. Vitamins cannot replace food–they must be used in conjunction with food. However,…

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How Micronutrient Testing Saved Me From Diabetes

Yes, even us healthcare practitioners can succumb to micronutrient deficiencies (and diabetes), even when we think we are eating properly and are at a healthy weight. I am going to be transparent here, and share with you “my story” of why having “micronutrient testing” is so very important. I will also share with you my…

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Micronutrient Approaches to Reduce Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance & Diabetes Complications

nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals

Overwhelming scientific evidence confirms that vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies suppress immune function and contribute to chronic inflammatory degenerative processes, such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We have seen over and over the myriad of scientific studies that demonstrate the ability to prevent, treat and even reverse type 2 diabetes through diet…

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GET Diet Therapy

If you are a health care provider, you will find this book to be the holy grail on diet therapy to improve your patients outcomes.  Remember: FOOD IS MEDICINE PURCHASE HERE:  DIET THERAPY IN ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING: Nutrition Prescriptions for Improved Patient Outcomes by Katie Ferraro, MS, RD & Cheryl Winter, MS RD, MS APRN, FNP-BC

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