With some people, herbal detoxification may be highly detrimental and can cause a higher level of toxic damage than just leaving things alone.
Recent news about the benefits of vitamins C and E in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease is just another in the long list of all the great research being done on the use of antioxidants for optimal health. Antioxidants have been suggested as being beneficial in the treatment and prevention of many neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer and in anti-aging medicine. What may not be widely known is that not all antioxidants are created equal.
According to the Second International Nutrigenomics Conference recently held in Amsterdam the idea of being able to customize your nutritional intake based upon your genes is still far away. The gathering held on November 6th and 7th, was very optimistic about the future of the field of nutrigenomics. Although, they warned that the ability to give the patient a personalized program based on a test of a single nucleotide polymorphism borders on science fiction.
Sucralose – Separating Fact from Fiction
There has been a debate over the safety of a new sugar substitute on the market, Sucralose a.k.a. Splenda®. This paper is designed to help the reader better understand the arguments for and against this artificial sweetener. Part of the debate will center on the article posted on the internet by at www.mercola.com.
Coral Calcium seems to be the latest fad. Claims from curing cancer to reversing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue have been made. Some mildly plausable, others border on the ridiculous.
A recent review on Coral Calcium coming from the website www.consumerlab.com indicated that not only did it fail its calcium analysis (very poor absorption) it contained the heavy metal lead.