Popping The Average Pill
Looking for a
remedy to the pressures of menopause and asthma without the possibility
of numerous, harmful side effects such as fever, headache, nausea, and
an acute liver disease offered in a typical infomercial for a new
over-the-counter drug? Don’t want your pregnant wife handling
broken tablets with the risk of injuring your child?
A new study has arrived to relieve your medical woes.
In a recent
report entitled “The Science of Eating Right: Vitamins, Minerals,
and Dietary Supplements” by the Cornell University Medical
College, researchers reveal Vitamin E has the edge on all other
vitamins and “boasts the longest and most diverse list of
potential benefits.” The seven medical conditions described in
the report are:
caffeinated beverages and alcohol — these fluids dehydrate the
body rather than hydrate like water and sports drinks.
Heart disease - “The most well-documented benefit of Vitamin E is cardiovascular protection.”
Diabetes - “People with diabetes are more prone to developing
heart disease and other vascular (blood-vessel related) problems
prematurely, and Vitamin E appears to have special benefits for
Asthma - “As an antioxidant, Vitamin E could theoretically reduce
asthma risk by minimizing free-radical-induced inflammation in the
Alzheimer’s disease - Studies have found Vitamin E helped slow
the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Based on the same theory
that Vitamin E can benefit the nervous system, researchers also have
found a link between a high intake of Vitamin E and a lower incidence
of Parkinson’s disease.
Low immunity - A study published in the Journal of the American Medical
Association showed that “elderly subjects who took Vitamin E
supplements for four months boosted their immune systems by more than
60 percent, with no harmful side effects.” A daily dose of 200
international unity “appeared to be the most effective.”
Cancer - Studies have linked low blood levels of Vitamin E with
early-stage cervical cancer, and other studies have found low blood
levels of antioxidants in cancer patients.
Menopause - “Vitamin E supplementation is the most common
alternative or adjunct therapy to hormone replacement therapy. At doses
of 400 international units twice daily, Vitamin E is thought to relieve
hot flashes and vaginal dryness.”
know in hot and humid conditions an active person can become dehydrated
in just 15 minutes," said Dr. Moorehead. As little as 1-point-3-pounds
of fluid loss for a 130 pound person can lead to early fatigue and
increase the risk of dehydration."
Source: Foods for the Future
— Andrew Tufts —