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New vitamin B12 test


Should Vitamin D Supplements Be Taken to Prevent Falls in the Elderly?


Are Calcium Supplements Safe?

“Are Calcium Supplements Safe?” In 12 short years, government panels have gone from suggesting widespread calcium supplementation may be necessary to protect our bones to “Do Not Supplement.” What happened? It all started with a 2008 study in New Zealand. Short-term studies had showed that calcium supplementation may drop blood pressures by about a point,…


Prunes for Osteoporosis

“Prunes for Osteoporosis” We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. 10 million Americans have it and one in three older women will get it. We urgently need public health strategies to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Might fruits and vegetables be the unexpected natural answer to the question of osteoporosis prevention? Evidence from a…


Cheapest source of vitamin B12


Tart Cherries for Insomnia

we know that not sleeping enough is associated with changes in diet people 10d worse but what about the opposite question can food affect sleep we saw from the kiwifruit study that this seemed possible but the mechanism they suggested for the effect that serotonin levels and kiwifruit doesn’t make any sense and serotonin can’t…


Safest source of B12

“Safest Source of B12” What’s the best way to get vitamin B12? Well, B12 is not made by plants; not made by animals either. It’s made by certain bacteria, some of which line the guts of animals, of which people eat and drink. But that’s not the best source, because of the baggage that comes…


Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

“Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?” Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory pain killer in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as a drug in…


#12.6 Special Considerations: Nutrition for Seniors (6 of 6)

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Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?

“Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?” We are all fatheads. About a half of the dry weight of our brain is fat. Lower levels of the long-chain omega 3 fat, DHA, in some areas of Alzheimer’s brains got people thinking that maybe DHA was protective. Since the level of DHA in the brain…