Newsletter for Health
1. Buying Less Expensive Supplements –
Is It Worth It?
2. Bloating, Indigestion,
Constipation, & Acid Reflux
3. Is there any difference between Diabetic Neuropathy and other forms of Neuropathy?
4. The Truth About Natural Vitamin E (as opposed to other kinds)
by Suzy Cohen, RPh.
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"We need to shift our focus from treating disease to generating health..." Hippocrates (AMA"The Father of Medicine")
Buying Less Expensive Supplements –
Is It Worth It?
I’ve talked to people who wind up looking for a cheaper variation of a supplement as they feel that the one they read about was too expensive. It makes sense to the person to take that supplement, but they felt it costs "too much", so they buy a cheaper brand. Is this a smart thing to do?
Most often the "cheaper" brand is trying to sell their product off of the want created by the other similar supplement. The cheaper brand is copying the successful formula (with cheaper similar ingredients) in an attempt to market it by positioning it to be less expensive, even if it doesn’t say so in the ads. The cheaper ingredients are sometimes due to the vitamins being made in a lab (not whole food supplements) or cheaper grade of herb, or less of each ingredient.
I know of a very effective dental treatment that handles bacteria and builds dental health. It was copied and a much cheaper brand was created. But similarities do not make it the same thing. It doesn’t work as well. I know I tried it at one point.
Vitamin C is a good example. The cheaper version is ascorbic acid which is like wanting an egg and getting the egg shell. This vitamin is made in a lab. Whole food Vitamin C does what it is supposed to do.
Cheaper prices for vitamins is similar to the difference in prices between the more expensive organic food and genetically modified or the non-organic food. With the non-organic foods, it may be cheaper to buy, but you’ll wind up paying later when you need to see the doctor. You don’t realize that health problems are often from the nutritional deficiencies created by eating the cheaper food. The penalty you pay is the pain or possibly the loss of full function of a body organ. Hardly worth it.
Build health by eating the right foods and taking the supplements that will correct a health problem. It may cost more, but it will be well worth it.
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Constipation, & Acid Reflux
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video. It makes things clear so you can understand how to correct
these problem. There is only four things you need to know.
And there is an easy solution.
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Is there any difference between Diabetic Neuropathy and other forms of Neuropathy?
The reason I decided to write this article is because I've had many people question the difference. I've even had several people tell me that when they went to their doctor complaining about neuropathy symptoms, the doctor took a blood test and dismissed it as neuropathy because their blood sugars weren't high.
The term neuropathy has been strongly associated with Diabetes. Diabetes is a major cause of peripheral neuropathy. Current estimates say that 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy.
However, it is not the only cause.
Neuropathy is nerve damage. Nerve cells are vulnerable to damage from disease or anything that impairs the body’s ability to turn nutrients into energy, to process waste products, to circulate oxygen or to make cellular repair.
Diabetes does create the nerve cells vulnerable to damage, but there are many ways in which nerves can get damaged.
What are the different ways that someone will get neuropathy?
Diabetic neuropathy is a result of prolonged elevated levels of blood glucose.
Chemotherapy Neuropathy is caused by damage that is done by the drugs that are attempting to destroy the cancer cells.
Alcoholic neuropathy - Alcohol use creates vitamin deficiencies that can lead to nerve damage.
Medications – certain drugs have possible side effects of nerve damage (neuropathy). The biggest known drug is the anti-cholesterol drugs since it blocks cholesterol which the nerves need to repair themselves. It can create deficiencies that contribute to nerve damage.
Autoimmune Disorders – these are disorders where the body attacks its own cells. If it attacks nerve cells it will create neuropathy.
Bacterial and Viral Infections Viruses can attack nerve cells. Bacterial and viral infections can create autoimmune reactions.
Pressure on a nerve - Pressure constricts the nerve, creates inflammation and can cause damage.
Pressure can be put on a nerve in different ways. The spine being out of alignment, herniated discs, a bone spur from arthritis or bones constricting the nerve (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome or trauma to the body) as well as a growing tumor can put pressure on a nerve. This pressure constricts the nerve, creates inflammation and can cause damage.
Diseases – Kidney disease creating waste products, connective tissue disease such as arthritis, lupus, etc. create chronic inflammations which inflame the nerve and create nerve damage. Shingles is a common cause of nerve damage.
Trauma – any physical injury such as falls, car accidents, and sports injuries can damage a nerve. The nerve can be partial, or completely severed, crushed, stretched or compressed. Broken bones can be associated with nerve damage.
Toxins – from ingredients in food such as MSG, to cleaning products, paint solvents. Etc. etc. Drugs are a form of toxin. The chemicals used are toxic to the body.
Surgery – Nerves can get damaged when the body is cut during surgery. It is a form of trauma.
Vitamin deficiencies – Vitamins E, B1, B6, and niacin are essential to healthy nerve function. Lack of B12 damages the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects the nerves.
What do all these causes have in common?
They damage a nerve.
The body, fortunately, can build healthy cells (actually I remember learning that in Biology 101 in high school and probably earlier in grade school). What does the body need to nourish the cells and build healthy nerves.
The body runs on nutrients - it needs protein, carbohydrates and fats. It needs all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals and co-factors normally found in food. It can then build healthy cells.
Most of the nutrients needed for healthy nerves can be gotten in sufficient amounts with a good diet. However, the two specific vitamins that the body needs a lot of for nerves are B1 and B12. These are harder to come by as B1 is water soluble and thus washes out of the body too quickly and B12 needs to be properly absorbed which often can be difficult.
Getting supplements that have the right B vitamins is important..
A formula that doesn’t have any herbs or other additives that might interfere with the medications you might be taking is needed.
Herbs, you need to remember, are often like drugs. They can give some temporary relief as long as you keep taking them, but in the case of herbs that relieve nerve damage symptoms, you often have to limit how much you take daily, you can’t keep taking them for long periods of time and they can create side effects.
For more information about Neuropathy and treatments.
The Truth About Natural Vitamin E (as opposed to other kinds)
by Suzy Cohen, RPh.
We are all afraid of losing our mind, and our memory. It’s scary to forget what you were just saying or where you put your glasses. No one is clear about what causes memory loss or neurodegenerative brain disorders, but we do know that fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin E support brain health.
Some people are actually (and sadly) afraid to take vitamin E because of a misleading study years ago that concluded vitamin E was bad for us. What a disservice that journalist did to spread the news about this famous study (which will go down in history as one of the most awful tricks to play on sick, vulnerable people)!
Many clinical trials unfortunately use synthetic (man-made) vitamin E on trial participants, which does not confer healing benefits. Would you expect it to?
They use only a fraction of the whole molecule of vitamin E called “ALPHA” tocopherol, and for this reason their results are usually bad. Well of course!!!
What do you think happens in a human trial when you don’t use the 7 other parts of vitamin E?
Think about it. Seriously, take a moment to think. This is akin to building a puzzle that consists of 8 pieces, but you only have ONE (the alpha piece). How far can you get putting together a puzzle with just one piece?
What do you think happens to humans when you give them lab-created compounds that do not match what naturally occurs in nature?
Vitamin E is awesome. It’s just as awesome as vitamin A, vitamin D and other essential nutrients that your body requires for optimal health. Because vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient it feeds and nourishes fatty tissue, especially your heart, pancreas, liver and brain. Your brain loves E, especially if you’ve had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) or other hypercoagulable conditions.
Vitamin E is like Superman for your brain unless you take a low-quality form, and then it’s like kryptonite!
Sadly there’s a lot of junk out there. Unnecessary fillers, binders, colors, excipients and even the type of isomer of your vitamin E matters.
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Nerve Support Success - Helps with the Stinging
Here are some more stories of people like you using the
RHP Nerve Support Formula.
Our Nerve Support products provide nutritional support to people who
want to build healthy nerves, including those people with neuropathy,
nerve pain, or nerve damage.
Here is what our customers have to say:
"Well, I can truthfully say that I am really satisfied with the
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"Before I started taking the Nerve Support, I thought maybe I was
just left with these feet aching for the rest of my life and it was just
something I had to live with. Going to bed at night got to be a
challenge with my feet itching, burning and tingling and hurting so bad.
"So, I decided there had to be an answer to my problem and I
started taking the Nerve Support and I am improving as the days go by.
No longer do I dread going to bed to get a good night’s sleep.
"So, thank you to the makers of Nerve Support for helping us when
we thought all hope was gone."
From Jean K. in California
"I have diabetic peripheral neuropathy in both my feet, where I
have a stinging, burning sensation on the tops of my feet. The Nerve
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and I'm thankful it's available!"
From Brenda C. in Illinois
"I really like the Nerve Support Formula as I have neuropathy in my
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From Bonnie L. in Iowa
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