Pycnogenol ®

Pycnogenol ® In 1951, a French researcher named Dr. Jacques Masquelier patented the process of extracting proanthocyanidins from the bark of the European coastal pine tree. The extracted proanthocyanidins, which are powerful antioxidant nutrients from the bioflavonoid family of compounds, were named Pycnogenol® (pronounced Pick-nah-geh-nol). The name pycnogenol can refer to two things. Besides Dr. Masquelier’s […]

Latest Research on Vitamin C Absorption and Selenium Use

Latest Research on Vitamin C Absorption and Selenium Use It was in June 21, 1999 that the possibility of counter-interactions between inorganic selenium and vitamin c absorption was raised in the Danish television news. Two days later in the Berlingske Tidende newspaper, similar reports were published about Vitamin C inhibiting the absorption of inorganic selenium in the body. The problem arises when selenium interacts […]

Supplements and Refrigeration

Supplements and Refrigeration The following should be refrigerated (but not in the freezer): Fish oil liquid and capsule Flaxseed oil Essential fatty acid supplements such as borage oil and evening primrose oil CoQ10 Probiotics All others – Keep in a cool dark place and NOT in the refrigerator that contain moisture that can cause a decline in […]

Taurine. How This Particular Supplement Can Improve Your Adrenals

Taurine. How This Particular Supplement Can Improve Your Adrenals Introduction to Taurine Taurine is an important amino acid in our body. It is found mostly in our central nervous system, skeletal muscle, and in greater concentration in our heart and brain. It is made from two sulfur containing amino acids called methionine and cysteine. Methoinine and cysteine are found in egg yolk and meat […]

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 Why is Vitamin B12 an important? B-12 helps maintain red blood cells and nerve cells as well as protect against a variety of conditions. It is also needed to make DNA. It reduces homocysteine, an amino acid that is now known to promote atherosclerosis. Deficiency of vitamin B produces symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease. It […]

Natural Blood Thinners and Nutritional Supplements

Natural Blood Thinners and Nutritional Supplements Millions of people worldwide are taking natural blood thinners for hypercoagulation. Millions of others are prescribed aspirin (a blood thinner) to prevent arteriosclerosis, despite side effects such as gastric irritation and bleeding. Can herbs such as gingko and nutritional supplements such as vitamin E interact with blood thinners? The answer is Yes, and you should […]

Skin Health Ask Me Archives

Question: I have been diagnosed with sebhorreic Keratosis and was afflicted for the last seven years on both arms, legs and skull. I have consulted with several dermatologists in Trinidad and Tobago and am currently taking shark 1000 mg of shark liver oil with 30 % AKL. Answer: You are on the right track, but […]

Reverse Aging Skin: The Secrets to a Healthy Complexion

Reverse Aging Skin: The Secrets to a Healthy Complexion Aging Skin The aging of our skin can be divided into two broad processes: Chronological Aging and Photo-Aging. But can we reverse aging skin? Chronological aging Chronological aging represents the structural, functional, and metabolic changes in the skin that parallel the aging and degenerative changes in other body organs. Symptoms of chronological aging include: Dry […]

Youthful Skin Protocol

Youthful Skin Protocol × Table of Contents 1. Efforts To Stimulate Collagen Production A. Growth Hormone (hGH) B. Secretagogues 2. Reduce Free Radical Damage with Antioxidants A. Topical Application of Anti-oxidants and Herbs B. Oral Intake of Antioxidants to Rebuild the Cell from Within 1. Efforts To Stimulate Collagen Production Successful stimulation of fibroblast to produce more […]

Miscellaneous Ask Me Archives

Question: Is there anything natural that truly helps children with ADHD? Answer: Our knowledge from a scientific angle on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is still in the infancy stage. We do know that it is a disorder involving certain mechanisms in the central nervous system. The root cause of this remains elusive. Causative factors […]
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