The internet retailer has removed supplements containing NMN, a promising longevity nutrient, from its store. Will other stores follow suit? Action Alert! Earlier this month, Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, decided it would no longer sell supplements containing nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). Read more.
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Life in a Pharmacy — How I Became Known as the “Vitamin Girl”
But life at the pharmacy was different, though it was filled with some of the kindest people you would ever meet. The basic environment wasn’t about being healthy; it was about treating illness. It wasn’t about being proactive; it was about accepting outcomes. And it wasn’t about prevention; it was about quick and easy fixes. A sad fact is that most people came into our pharmacy because something was wrong, not because something was right. Read more.
Save Lives and Improve Public Health: Following the Data from Pellagra to Atherosclerosis
History is an important teacher, as it can help us replicate good practices and avoid repeating harm. Read more.
Most Dementia is Driven by Diet, not Genes
In the days of Hippocrates, diseases were blamed on the gods. He didn’t buy that and explored the causes of disease saying ‘let food be thy medicine’. Nowadays a lot of diseases are being blamed on genes — because knowledge about genes and their effects has advanced tremendously over the last several decades. Genes are the code, or instructions, to assemble proteins, for example to make an enzyme, a hormone or a biochemical such as cholesterol or phospholipids. Read more.
FDA Standing in the Way of Longer Life
Once again, the feds are about to hand a ground-breaking, life-extending supplement to Big Pharma so it can be turned into an expensive monopoly drug. Action Alert! For a few months now, we’ve been telling you about the threat to nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplements, which are on the cutting edge of lifespan research. NMN supplements are on the verge of an FDA ban after a drug company, MetroBiotech, claimed it studied NMN as a drug before it was sold as a supplement. Read more.
Do You Want to Die Old or Sick?
We are somewhat indoctrinated by prior generations to eventually expect to spend a few years in the old folks’ home being sick, but how avoidable is that? The associated question I carry around is, “Why save for retirement if all you are going to do is spend it on doctors and hospitals?” Isn’t health the first wealth? Read more.
New Concepts for Understanding Nutrient Pharmacokinetics: Nutri-kinetics and Nutri-dynamics
Although supplements of essential nutrients can have therapeutic potential, they are qualitatively different from drugs. Many drugs are more toxic than micronutrients and have widespread and unique biological qualities. Failure to take into account the multiple functions of essential nutrients and how disease states can dramatically alter micronutrient needs have created design flaws in many studies that have been translated into erroneous interpretations. In this article, we propose the use of the terms nutrikinetics and nutridynamics to better describe and differentiate the metabolic nature of essential nutrients. Read more.
10 Reasons Why You Need to Eat Enough Zinc
Your body needs a variety of micronutrients and zinc is one of them. Zinc is anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, cardio-protective and an infection fighter. Zinc deficiencies or lower levels of zinc in the body — caused by poor diet, oxidative stressors in the environment, the use of statin drugs and even natural aging — can lead to or increase your risk for a variety of health issues. Read more.
What They got Wrong about Covid
For as long as I can remember, over a 40 year career in medicine, there have existed two warring paradigms about disease: One envisions a future in which science will ultimately vanquish all disorders with ever more precisely-targeted drug and surgical interventions; the other maintains that the truth path to wellness lies in harnessing diet, lifestyle and nontoxic natural modalities to offer prevention and cures. Read more.
Chamomile Oil for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chamomile oil, an ancient herbal remedy used to treat a variety of ailments, may have a new use for individuals suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a fairly common condition caused by a pinched nerve in the arm or wrist and is characterized by tingling or numbness in the hand or arm. Read more.