by Al Sears, M.D.
About 25 years ago, I developed a phrase to help my fellow medical students remember the names for all the B vitamins. I still use this to teach nutrition today: “Teddy Roosevelt Never Painted Pyramids Blue in Fancy Clothes.” It contains the first letter of all the B vitamins in numerical order. (The missing numbers are compounds researchers thought were vitamins but turned out to be non-essential.) See Below: Continue reading
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by: Deanna Dean
(NaturalNews) Most of you are well aware that vitamin D has a legion of health benefits crucial to every one of us. What is alarming is the latest research in the British Medical Journal, which appears to confirm: that a form of vitamin A in surprisingly small doses may negate many of the beneficial health effects of vitamin D. This is the largest study to date showing vitamin A blocks vitamin D`s effect.
Dr. William Grant, Ph.D., an internationally recognized research scientist and vitamin D expert, found that about 30 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented each year with higher levels of vitamin D. Given that cancer, heart disease and diabetes are three of the top causes of death in the United States, getting enough of this vitamin should be a top priority. Unfortunately most of us are vitamin D deficient. It is clearly important to avoid anything that might hamper your vitamin D production. Surprisingly, it appears vitamin A supplementation may indeed have this effect (if not ingesting the correct form of vitamin A). Continue reading
by Dr. Mercola
The British Medical Journal has published a remarkable paper confirming that low vitamin D levels obtained in the past are a risk factor for developing colon cancer in the future. But the study contained an even more significant finding — as Dr. Cannell’s site has reported before, vitamin A, even in relatively low amounts, can thwart vitamin D’s association with reduced rates of colon cancer.
This is the largest study to date showing vitamin A blocks vitamin D’s effect.
Hidden on page eight of the paper was one sentence and a small table, showing that the benefits of vitamin D are almost entirely negated in those with the highest vitamin A (retinol) intake. Continue reading
Without your gall-bladder, absorption of vitamins A, D, E, K, and essential fatty acids is significantly compromised, causing all types of physical problems and ailments.
By Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
If you still have your gallbladder, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about it, even if you’re very health conscious. If you don’t have your gallbladder anymore, you probably think about it even less. The only time you might consider your gall-bladder is when it’s hurting bad -a situation usually called a “gallbladder attack.” Continue reading