Do health supplements really benefit health, or are they just a waste of money?
A study at the University of Chicago analyzed 44 million adult hospitalizations at 460 medical centers from 2000 to 2010. Only 1.6 percent of hospitalized patients took oral nutritional supplements. Patients who took them stayed in the hospital 2.3 days less than those who didn't. They were also 6.7 percent less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
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"By increasing oral nutrition supplement use, hospitals can improve hospitalization outcomes and decrease healthcare spending," said those who ran the study. Source: "The Nutrition Reporter," as seen in the Bonner County Daily Bee, 2/22/15.
Want to get sick less? Vitamin D is a natural antibiotic and antiviral. Make sure you are getting enough vitamin D, from food, supplements, or the sun. Of all the health supplements available, vitamin D seems to have the longest list of benefits. It helps your whole system to stay strong and well. Here's a link to our page on the benefits of vitamin D.
Chia seed contains more than 14 times the omega-3 oils of salmon per 100 grams. Chia seeds don't have to be ground, like flax seeds, nor are there allergic reactions. Chia can lower blood pressure and do other good things for your heart. Is white chia seed better than black chia seed? To find out, read our page on chia seeds.
Researchers are discovering new benefits of magnesium all the time, and the list of problems magnesium can alleviate gets longer and longer. A new form of magnesium can treat PTSD and even reverse Alzheimers. Here's a link to more info on the health benefits of magnesium.
Are you drinking or eating foods and drinks sweetened with chemical sweeteners such as Splenda (sucralose) Equal or Nutrasweet (aspartame)? Check out the side effects of these lab creations before you continue using them. They can be scary! Instead, try the natural sweeteners available.
Tocotrienols, nutritional health supplements which are part of the vitamin E complex, may help the brain to heal faster, speeding up the reversal of brain damage in Alzheimer's disease, stroke and dementia. Read about the success that Al Sears, M.D. has had with such patients on the benefits of tocotrienols page.
Curcumin is an extract of the herb and spice called Turmeric. Turmeric and curcumin have a wide variety of health benefits, including the general benefits of being antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. For details on specific benefits of turmeric curcumin, see our page, Turmeric Curcumin Uses.
New research indicates that many people are not getting enough protein, especially animal protein. People over 50 need more protein, as they lose muscle with aging. A whey protein shake can go a long whey...er...way to increasing your protein intake, by about 20 grams per shake!
It's animal protein; the liquid you see in your cottage cheese is whey, which comes from cows. Yes, Little Miss Muffet, sitting on her tuffet, was eating cottage cheese, that is, curds and whey.
NAC (an abbreviation for n-acetyl cysteine) is a slightly modified version of the sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine. When taken internally as a health supplement, NAC replenishes intracellular levels of the natural antioxidant glutathione.
Uses of n-acetylcysteine nutritional supplement
The benefits of NAC as a dietary supplement accrue to its conversion in your body to glutathione, an amazing antioxidant and detoxifier, which slows aging by repairing DNA. Research has shown that nacetylcysteine protects the brain and nervous tissue; helps prevent cardiovascular disease; eye problems, like cataracts and macular degeneration, and almost every other condition associated with aging. N acetyl cysteine uses comprise a very long list of health benefits.
Source: Alternatives newsletter, by Dr. David Williams, medical researcher, 10/16.
"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.
A number of studies have linked prayer to healing, and although the results have been inconclusive, what could it hurt to talk to the omnipotent creator of the universe? A prayer for healing might go something like this:
"Dear Lord, please hear me now as I pray for your help with (name your problem). I pray you’ll cleanse my body and heal me completely. In Jesus’ name I pray; Amen."
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