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Vitamin E Controversy

I just read that vitamin E should be avoided because it increases the risk of death. Is this true? Should I stop taking vitamin E?

I understand your concern. Here’s the story: results of a new analysis from Johns Hopkins University suggest that taking daily doses of vitamin E that exceed 400 international units (IU) can increase the risk of death. The researchers arrived at their conclusion after analyzing death rates in 19 unrelated clinical trials that studied vitamin E supplementation for various health conditions.

Vitamin E Facts

Facts about Vitamin E by Steven Litvak • There are at least eight different naturally occurring forms of Vitamin E. Do NOT trust any article that treats Vitamin E as a single substance. • Medical authorities often wrongly refer to d-gamma-tocopherol as being…

Health Action Alert

Action Alert!

New Study Links Supplement Usage with Reduced Health Care Costs, Improved Health
Make Sure Your Legislators and Local Media Hear the Good News

You may have already heard about a new study just released that links dietary supplements with improved health and reduced health care costs by the billions of dollars. Too often, however, the consumer news media sends a negative message or minimizes the good news about the benefits of dietary supplements. Be assured that we’re doing all we can to make sure that the good news about this study gets across to media, lawmakers and consumers. Now we need your help to make sure that your legislators and local media know how important this study is to constituents and consumers like you.


By James Bowen, M.D. (c) 2003 Web Site: http://www.bowendrjim.com E-Mail: jim@bowendrjim.com In a simple word you would just as soon have DDT in your food as Splenda, because sucralose is a chlorocarbon. The chlorocarbons have long been famous for causing organ, genetic, and…


What is bronchitis?
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the trachea and bronchial tree. Bronchitis can be either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis may be caused by viral or bacterial infections and is often preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection. Acute bronchitis can also result from irritation of the mucous membranes by environmental fumes, acids, solvents, or tobacco smoke.
Chronic bronchitis may result from prolonged exposure to bronchial irritants. Cigarette smoking, environmental toxins, and inhaled allergens can all cause chronic irritation of the bronchi. Chronic bronchitis is typically seen in adults who have smoked over 20 cigarettes per day for more than 20 years.
What are the symptoms of bronchitis?…..


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Also indexed as: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD), Emphysema, Pulmonary Disease
What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to the combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema resulting in obstruction of airways. Although chronic bronchitis and emphysema are distinct conditions, smokers and former smokers often have aspects of both. In chronic bronchitis, the linings of the bronchial tubes are inflamed and thickened, leading to a chronic, mucus-producing cough and shortness of breath. In emphysema, the alveoli (tiny air sacs in the lungs) are damaged, also leading to shortness of breath. COPD is generally irreversible and can be fatal.
What are the symptoms of COPD?