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Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

Health problems and controversies in the alternative medicine health field.

Green tea from China found to be contaminated with alarming levels of pesticides

Green tea from China found to be contaminated with alarming levels of pesticides China is angry over a test of its green tea exports that turned up alarming levels of pesticides. But rather than turning to its agricultural practices and limiting the use…

Vitamin E Discussion continues

Feb. 11, 2005; Intake of a mixture of vitamin E tocopherols from food sources rather than from supplements is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), according to the results of a large prospective study published in the February issue of…

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.

Arthritis and Potassium

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment by Potassium
Is Potassium a possible treatment for Rhematoid Arthritis.
by Charles Weber, MS
It is my contention that potassium deficiency is either causing, or greatly making worse, rheumatoid arthritis, which I will shorten to “arthritis” in these articles. In assessing the possibility of this hypothesis people have little to go on.