nutrition

Saved Me from a Ladder Fall

I like to do my own home repairs so it’s nothing for me to climb ladders up to the roof to inspect for damage. I needed to investigate Orland Park Chiropractors after my latest rooftop excursion, however, because I wasn’t paying attention as I climbed down. The next thing I know I could see the sun between my feet and then felt sharp pain as my back hit the ground. Getting up took a lot of effort. Breathing took even more effort. I felt my ribs and arms to see if anything was broken and didn’t think anything was.

The rest of the day was spent lying in bed praying I didn’t have internal injuries. (more…)

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Whole Food Supplements

Whole food supplements is currently a topic of worldwide interest. A profusion of evidence has recently come to light suggesting that ordinary synthetic multivitamin supplements may be hazardous to your health. Goran Bjelakovic, a respected scientist from the University of Copenhagen, headed up a massive meta-study that looked at the results of 67 placebo-controlled trials previously undertaken to determine the effects of vitamin and anti-oxidant supplements on longevity.

In the end, the study combined observations of 232 000 test subjects. By using such a large population sample, a study can become much more powerful with regards to spotting large-scale trends and overcoming human bias.

The results of the analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, were nothing less than shocking. Looking at patients with diabetes, heart disease and lung cancer, as well as healthy, normal individuals, there was no apparent benefit to taking popular fractionated supplements like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Selenium, or beta-Carotene. In fact, the results went in the opposite direction – there was an increased chance of death (16 percent) amongst Vitamin A users, a 7 percent higher death rate amongst beta-Carotene users, and a 4 percent mortality increase in Vitamin E users. Beta-Carotene and Retinol, promoted as anti-carcinogenic agents, may promote lung cancer. That’s right – pills marketed as helping you towards a longer, healthier life are