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Monday, 20 December 2010

Tinnitus, there are many causes.  One cause is slight or some nerve damage to the nerve associated with the ear and hearing. 

There is a page on Tinnitus.

Thee is a page on Tinnitus from Nerve Damage

 

Saturday, 18 December

Some articles on food just in time for the holidays Holiday Newsletter

Monday, 6 December

Information about Tinnitus, symptoms causes and what you can do about it. 

Thursday, 2 December

Welcome to the Ski Season.... for health in skiing go to Winter Health

Sleep -  How do you fall asleep and do you wake up in the middle of the night?   
See our article on Sleeplessness 

Thursday, 25 November

Happy Thanksgiving.

Did you know that many foods have an added ingredient that can cause nerve damage.  It is even hard to know if it is in your food as it is hidden under so many names.   Go to MSG and find out more. 

Another cause of Nerve Damage is lack of oxygen to tissues.  It is called Hypoxia and can happen in many ways.   For more information go to Hypoxia and Nerve Damage

Friday. 19 November

Have you wondered what the "Glycemic Index" is and how you can use it for better health. Go to our article Glycemic Index

Another cause of nerve damage is Rat Lungworm, form of meningitis, and a problem that is prevalent in Hawaii.  We have an article on it at Rat Lungworm Disease

Thursday, 11 November

There is a "Health Basics Pack" that gives you the basic nutritional supplements that you need for health.  Read the Ingredients for this Whole Food Supplements Pack

Sunday,  24 October

Mental Stress - a free course in helping with your stress called Solutions to a Dangerous Environment. 

Diverticulitis - Do you know the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis?
Find out more

Saturday, 16 October 2010

See our new page on Mental Health Conditions

Sunday, 3 October 2010

There is now a page on Radiation created Nerve Damage http://www.mcvitamins.com/Causes%20of%20Neuropathy/radiation-neuropathy.htm 

There is information on Fibromyalgia  http://www.mcvitamins.com/fibromyalgia.htm 

Saturday,  25 September

Thee is a page on High Blood Pressure - the Medications and the Natural Treatments.   Information on how both work.

http://www.mcvitamins.com/blood-pressure-meds.htm 

Friday, 10 September

You can read articles about the different causes of neuropathy at 
Articles on Causes of Neuropathy

For the hidden MSG in your food, read about MSG and the aliases it goes under.
at MSG

Read about Neuralgia or Nerve Pain

 

Sunday, 21 June

We have a new article on Shingles, what it is and what can be done about the side effects.   You can find this at Shingles

Sunday, 13 June

Additional Relief for Your Neuropathy

I wanted to let you know that in addition to the Nerve Support Formula we have a product that can further assist in reducing pain caused by neuropathy. It is also effective in reducing or eliminating muscle pain, back pain, head and neck pain, pain caused by arthritis, minor injuries, and much more.

The RHP™ Pain Relief Formula is a topical spray applied to the outside of the body. With two or three sprays most people see a reduction or complete elimination of their pain within ten to fifteen minutes.

Here is what some customers are saying about the Pain Relief Formula:
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"Pain Relief Spray is genuinely a one of a kind and should not be confused with other so-called pain relievers. I have used it in a variety of ways and experienced results every time... pain due to muscle tension, arthritis, and even a migraine! It immediately handled the pain." 
From Laurie Cambique
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"As a web designer, I'll routinely work 12-14 hours a day in front of the computer. My hand, wrist and forearm constantly ache and tingle as I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. The only pain relief I've ever found is with Pain Relief Spray. A few sprays and I'm good for the day - sometimes two! I even use the spray to help with my screen-induced headaches. You guys are a life-saver!" 
From S.S. 
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"My mom has very bad arthritis in her knees. Now I have her using Pain Relief Spray on a regular basis and she can walk and bend without her normal pain. It's the real answer to aches and pains!" 
From B.L.
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For more information on the RHP Pain Relief Formula you can go to: 
Pain Relief

You can email us anytime you have a question because we want to make sure you get the results that you are after.

To you health,

McVitamins
www.mcvitamins.com 

 

 

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Is There a Better Vitamin C?

In numerous studies, vitamin C has shown that it protects against infection, the common cold, and supports a healthy cardiovascular system, when taken correctly.

It’s important to know how much to take and how often to take it.

The excerpts below are from studies done using ascorbic acid or ascorbate, two common forms of "vitamin C". 

"Higher levels of vitamin C can be protective against damage to blood vessels, and greatly reduce death rates in the elderly."

"Blood levels [of vitamin C] rise substantially with a larger dose and these higher amounts are excreted more quickly."

"A 1,250 mg dose raises blood levels more than a 200 mg dose for the first six hours. Larger doses provide an even bigger amount [of vitamin c] in blood levels in the first six hour period."

"For the second six hour period, these and even higher doses give similar blood levels." 
How can this be? How can you take a 1,250 mg dose (or even two, three or four times this amount) or as little as a 200 mg dose and have virtually no vitamin C in the blood after six hours? There is a reason: 

"Vitamin C has a short half-life in the blood."

A "half-life" is the amount of time it takes for half of the vitamin C to be depleted from the blood stream. The half-life of vitamin C in the blood is 30 minutes.

This means that every 30 minutes there is only one-half of the vitamin C left!
As an example, say you start with 1,250 mg of vitamin C in your blood stream. In 30 minutes you have only 625 mg left. After 30 more minutes you have only 312 mgs. In another 30 minutes you’re down to 156 mg (that’s after only 1 hour and 30 minutes).

If you continue reducing by half every 30 minutes, six hours after you took the initial amount of 1,250 mg of vitamin C, the amount left in your blood stream is less than 0.5 mg. Basically there is nothing left. 

"Taking an oral dose will raise blood levels for just a few hours."

"The benefit of a single dose is short lived. If high levels of vitamin C provide protection against the common cold, then a single multi-gram dose of vitamin C would have little more effectiveness than a 500 mg dose."
"In the prevention of colds and other diseases, if a single dose of vitamin C raises blood levels for about six hours or one quarter of the day, the person is unprotected for the other three quarters of the time."

"Five 100 mg doses taken at intervals through the day would raise average blood levels more than a single one-gram dose."

excerpted from Ascorbate, The Science of Vitamin C
by Dr. Steve Hickey & Dr. Hilary Roberts

Real Health Products provides absolutely the finest and most effective vitamin C available anywhere at any price! 

In fact, comparison studies showed that after 12 hours there remained 25 times more RHP™ Vitamin C in the blood stream than ascorbic acid.

Three RHP Vitamin C tablets contain almost as much vitamin C as a half-gallon of fresh squeezed orange juice! (The problem for people who want real vitamin C, is that glass for glass, orange juice contains more sugar than Coca-Cola!)

RHP Vitamin C is a concentrated whole food that your body recognizes and uses! RHP Vitamin C contains no ascorbic acid and the body knows how to absorb and use it.

To learn more and to get your RHP Vitamin C go to   http://www.mcvitamins.com/Vitamins/Vitamin-C.htm 

Tuesday, 18 May

A Drug that Lowers Cholesterol Actually Plugs Up Your Arteries

A clinical trial of Zetia, a cholesterol-lowering drug prescribed to about one million people a week, failed to show that the drug has any medical benefits. This was recently announced by the two pharmaceutical companies that actually make the drug, Merck and Schering-Plough.

Zetia is usually combined with another cholesterol drug called Zocor, one of the many "statin drugs" on the market, in a single pill called Vytorin. About 60 percent of patients who take Zetia do so in the form of Vytorin.

While Zetia does lower cholesterol by 15 percent to 20 percent in most patients, no trial has ever shown that it can reduce heart attacks and strokes - or even that it reduces the growth of the fatty deposits in arteries that can cause heart problems.

This trial was designed to show that Zetia could reduce the growth of those plaques. Instead, the plaques actually grew almost twice as fast in patients taking Zetia along with Zocor, than in those taking Zocor alone.

But, is using any "statin drug" to lower your cholesterol safe? 

Unfortunately, statin drugs have been shown to cause neuropathy (nerve damage). Statin drugs have also been shown to cause (to a lesser degree) side effects such as memory loss, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, and the breakdown of muscle tissues resulting in the release of muscle tissue contents into the bloodstream, a potentially fatal muscle disease.

If you know anybody taking Zetia, Zocor or Vytorin, you should show hem this information so that they will have a better understanding of what they are taking.

 

Tuesday, 11 May

Find out about whole food supplements in our article Better Vitamins.    

You might have heard on the news how taking too many vitamins is bad for you health - yeah, right.  What they failed to tell you is that taking fractionated, laboratory made artificial vitamins from your local drug store is what they are talking about.    

Supplements that are whole food is what the body needs much as it needs healthy food..   Se our article

Whole Food Better Vitamins 

 

Friday, 7 May

Is Inflammation in Your Joints a Problem for You?

Many people mention to me that they have some sort of joint pains, discomfort and inflammation. Then they go on to tell me that they are taking some sort of medication for it. Many of these types of medications are extremely bad for the body with some of the worst side effects.

The WSN Joint Support Formula can help reduce pain, discomfort and inflammation and improve mobility and flexibility in the joints without the harmful side effects.

It does so using ingredients that benefit the body and not harm it.

If you have these issues I would recommend taking a look at this product.

For information about Joint Pain and the Joint Support Formula

 

Saturday, 24 April 2010

A Neuropathy Success - I Don't Need the Electric Carts at the Grocery Store Anymore

No matter the cause of their neuropathy or what prescription medications or operations are tried, many people are still not being helped with their neuropathy condition.

Our customers find the WSN Nerve Support Formula to be a safe and effective solution for their neuropathy. 

Here's what they say about using it:

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"My husband has significant varicose veins. Several years ago, he had surgery, but it was unsuccessful.

"He used the Nerve Support Formula for several months. Prior to using it, he had numbness and a 'burning' pain in his right thigh. He has upped the dose to 4 a day - two in the morning, and two at night - and has experienced a marked decrease in the numbness in his thigh and the pain has diminished markedly. 

"At present he only has some pain when he stands on his feet for prolonged periods, and even then, it is less troubling than before he started on your product. 

"He now has "no-pain" periods, when both the numbness and pain is non-existent. Thanks for a great product!" 

From Carrie Sellers in New Jersey

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"As a result of having two knees replaced and also having arthritis, especially in the spine and most especially in my pelvis, a bundle of nerves from my spine that lead to my legs got pinched.

"Instead of the numbness from the knee replacement surgeries going away, my legs became more and more numb. I went to a neuropathic surgeon and he agreed that that was the problem and offered me a narcotic medicine to take at bedtime. No thank you!

"My own doctor suggested strongly that I start trying Cymbalta. I tried and tried again. This medication made me feel very ill. NOT FOR ME!

"So, I went to the computer and entered "neuropathy" and I found the Nerve Support Formula. I started with two capsules daily and then boosted it to two capsules after breakfast and two after dinner. 

"And, I NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE. My legs don't burn and tingle as they did before. They show definite improvement and I do support this supplement whole heartedly!"

From Sue Shapiro in Connecticut

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"I started on the Nerve Support Formula recently and have had excellent results. While I am not now, nor will I ever be, entirely cured of neuropathy it is sooooo much better and I can at least have a more normal life now. 

"My doctor told me to save my money - his words - and that I'm not getting enough vitamin B12. He did a blood test and was astonished at the results. It's so fun to watch a grown man admit he was wrong. He even looked at the bottle and read the ingredients.

"Thank you for my new lease on life. No more electric carts at the grocery store and now I rarely use the scooter that I'd bought. I hope this will help others get control of their lives too. Thank you again."

From Jean Davis in Texas

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The WSN Nerve Support Formula is a medical food that is specifically formulated for the dietary management of neuropathy, and it works extremely well.

See http://www.mcvitamins.com/wsn/nerve-support-formula.htm 

 

Tuesday,  20 April

Sinus Relief for Spring - I Have Not Had the Problem Since

Along with the arrival of spring many people suffer from allergies and sinus issues that persist during this time of year. You don't have to go through spring suffering.

The WSN Sinus Relief Formula is designed to rapidly relieve congested, inflamed and swollen sinuses. It reduces or gets rid of thick mucus draining into the throat and the frequent hawking accompanying it. 

It also addresses and gets rid of the headaches caused by the congestion and inflammation of mucus membranes.

Here's what one of our customers has to say about it:

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"Thank you for your new Sinus Relief Formula. During the months of April and May I was really suffering with chronic sinus congestion. At first I didn't even know what it was or why my head was hurting so badly. Then I received an e-mail from Wellness Support Network that talked about their new Sinus Relief Formula. 

"It occurred to me at that time that I might be suffering from sinus pressure, something I never had before. I ordered a bottle, used it as directed, and within a very short time felt relief. I could feel everything draining and emptying out of my sinuses. 

"I have not had the problem since. I have just ordered my second bottle, not because I need it anymore, but because I don't ever want to be without it, just in case.
"By the way, the reason I was willing to try the new Sinus Relief Formula is because I am a very satisfied customer with another one of your products.

"Your products and responsive, knowledgeable staff have earned my trust and my loyalty. Thank you Wellness Support Network!"

From Paula Sandin in Maryland

 

Saturday, 3 April 2010

New product by WSN® - all natural healthy Energy Drink.

Real Energy is the first product of its kind that not only gives you real, immediate energy, but it also supports your body’s ability to build and create your energy reserves.

WSN Real Energy is a concentrate that comes in a 16 ounce bottle. One bottle contains 30 servings (a 30 day supply) and is 37.50. 

To find out more and to get your bottle of WSN Real Energy use this  WSN ENERGY DRINK

 

Saturday, 27 March 2010

So successes in using the Pain Relief Formula and Nerve Support Formula for Diabetic Neuropathy

"Here I go again. I had to learn the hard way that the WSN nerve support formula really works as I have with the Pain Relief.

I have had hip pain for the past few months. I went to my arthoapedic doctor. I had a shot of cortisone, helped a few days. In the allotted time I got the 2nd shot and it helped some and I proceeded to the 3rd shot with no relief. I had ordered the Pain Formula months ago but didn't think something that you sprayed on the outside of your body could help the inside....I was fooled. I ran across the Pain formula that was tucked away and started using it, Lo and Behold if it didn't work just like the Nerve Support formula. I am out walking again and so far so good and I do give the credit to that Pain formula.    Thought you just might want to know."

Sincerely, Lois

"Fellow neuropathy sufferers, please, please read my story. If I can help one person with their neuropathy, it will make my day.

"I have been suffering from diabetic neuropathy for eight years. The neuropathy is in both feet, starting at the toes and going about halfway up my foot. I have been unable to experience any sort of temperature in my toes, plus a 'pins and needles' feeling. My heels are fine, but the feeling just ends half way. 

"I began taking the WSN Nerve Support Formula 3 months ago. I took two in the morning and two in the evening. I was not feeling any sort of progress and was about to give up. I thought, no, I'll try one more bottle. 

"This past week I was pleasantly surprised to feel my cold hardwood floors on my toes! Imagine my surprise. It was such a wonderful feeling. My neuropathy still bothers me a little at night, but I will continue taking this formula and know that eventually my feet will feel ‘normal’ all day.

"And I have been able to stop taking medication the doctor gave me for neuropathy. Another plus.

"Thank you Wellness Support Network for giving me back my feet. I tell everyone I know that I have ‘new feet’. Now I can begin a walking regime that I know will help in my weight loss." 

From Faye DeSaulnie in Maine

Thursday, 25 March

The Pain Relief Formula is Back in Stock

I wanted to let you know that we have the RHP Pain Relief Formula back in stock and available for immediate shipment.  This product is very handy to have on hand to get immediate and safe relief from muscle soreness, back pain, head and neck pain, pain caused by arthritis or neuropathy pain, minor injuries, and much more.

It's a topical spray applied to the outside of the body. With two or three sprays most people see a reduction or complete elimination of their pain within ten to fifteen minutes without any side effects. 

Here's what some that have used it have to say about it:

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"As a web designer, I'll routinely work 12-14 hours a day in front of the computer. My hand, wrist and forearm constantly ache and tingle as I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. The only pain relief I've ever found is with Pain Relief Spray. A few sprays and I'm good for the day - sometimes two! I even use the spray to help with my screen-induced headaches. You guys are a life-saver!" 

From S.S. 

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"I'm a basketball coach... we have used everything since athletes are in pain a lot of the time... I haven't found anything, at any price, that works like RHP Pain Relief Spray." 

From Michael Coleman

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"My mom has very bad arthritis in her knees. Now I have her using Pain Relief Spray on a regular basis and she can walk and bend without her normal pain. It's the natural answer to aches and pains!" 

From B.L.

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For more information go to Pain Relief Formula

 

Monday, 15 February

Do you know what the nerve damage is on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome 


Sunday, 31 January 2010

New page on Wailuku - Ratlung Worm - A parasite that can create meningitis and other havoc.  Its a problem in Hawaii


Monday, 7 December

A new subject that should be important to everyone - Magnesium.   It is a major nutrient.  Find out what problems are caused by too little magnesium.  Magnesium

 

Thursday, 26 October

Here is one way to find out the latest - go to our Newsletter Archive 

 

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Okay, so its been awhile since updated you on what is new.   I'll reform.   Here is the latest

Causes of Neuropathy - the Risk Factorsat

Joint Pain

Dehydration

 

Saturday, 23 May

New information on Chemo induced side effects.  Chemotherapy Induced Side Effects, Understanding what they are

 

Saturday, 9 May

You can read the new article Chemo-Brain

 

Wednesday, 29 April

There has been a lot of changes, but we have also been busy catching up after the move.   We have some information on medications  that create Neuropathy

There is more information regarding Chemotherapy & NeuropathyWe've been learning interesting facts about the why a the treatment for cancers create this condition.   This information makes it understandable why it is not always painful but sometimes affects the motor nerves which will effect your ability to walk and button things, etc. etc.  It all has to do with the breakdown of the myelin sheath - the coating of the nerve and we will be writing our findings up soon. 

 

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Hi, McVitamins email is chris@mcvitamins.com 

Saturday, 28th March

McVitamins is moving to a new office and is changing the phone number.   

 

Monday, 23rd March

A new page on Fibromyalgia.  Read about what it is and what can be done Fibromyalgia

Thursday, 12th March

A new page having to do with Sinusitis is now available.  Read about Sinus Problems, inflammation of nasal sinuses

Thursday, 29 January

Have you read the Four Biggest Health Myths Exposed Articles, see them here,

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Sorry for the delay in blogging, but there was the Holidays and visits to family.

We have a new page on Gout and one on Grave's Disease/Hyperthyroidism

Sunday, 14 December 2008

We have a new page on Reflux, Heartburn and GERD for those who have too much acid and heartburn.  Suggestions to help and more to learn. 

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

And another page for a nagging problem.  See what we have to say about Bad Breath

 

Monday, 17 November

We have a new page on Kidney Stones.    Here is a page with the ingredients for different supplements. - Ingredients

Sunday, 2 November

Have you ever had a hard time with describing the pain that you feel to your doctor, or even to someone who should understand.   There is a pain scale designed by Andrea Mankoski, (c)1995, which is a big scale. You can fine it at Pain Scale.   Hope this helps. 

Sunday, 19 October

We now have a Search this Site feature - as you can see above.  It is found on most pages, so you can search whenever you want. 

Saturday, 5 October

There is a new page of a painful type of injury called Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RDS)

Saturday, 4 October

We now have a page about Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and what you can do about it,  and an addition to the PMS page in a new remedy that works well to handle the PMS pain.  

 

Sunday, 21 September

There is a new page on a subject many do not know, but which 6-10% of women suffer from.  Its called PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  We tell you what it is and what causes it, and of course, what you can do about it. 

Friday, 5 September

There is a new page on Hormones

Saturday, 30 August 2008

There is some information on Anemia, and some relief for bladder problems for men  and some relief for  women   

Sunday, 17 August 2008 

There is new information about PMS - and some relief.

Saturday, 9 August 2008 - News Story

Bernie Mac another casualty of conventional medicine?  

 

Saturday, 26 July 2008

We have a new page on heavy metals and some solutions.  There are changes on the Caffeine, Coffee and MSG pages.  There is a new page started on Restless Leg Syndrome.  Look for more on these, we've just begun

Sunday, 20 July 2008

There is more information on Healthy Heart, Adrenal Exhaustion and Life without a Gallbladder.  

We also want to know what health condition you have and what you are doing about it.   Please email McVitamins, so we can bring you the information you need. 

Thursday, 17 July 2008

There is new information with a new subject Thyroid and Trans Fats as well as a great supplement to help support the thyroid gland and the Heart. 

Saturday, 12 July 2008

We are currently working on what to do if you don't have a gallbladder - Life without a Gallbladder - its different.   

This research also leads into a possibility of the cause of psoriasis and what to do about it.   There is information on the Psoriasis page.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Welcome to our new Blog.   Since McVitamins has many readers who return to our site, we thought we'd start a blog so that we could tell you what is new without your having to search through the site.

We've posted several articles this week which you may or may not have seen. 

Please bookmark this page, so you can come back and find out what is new.

Friday, 11 July 2008

How Niacin Lowers Cholesterol

It has been known for years that increased levels of niacin in the blood stream is a very effective way of reducing cholesterol levels without the need of additional drugs. Numerous medical and university studies have shown that niacin lowers overall cholesterol levels.

These studies show that niacin reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) by 10-20%, reduces triglycerides (fat in the blood) by 20-50% and raises the good cholesterol (HDL) by 15 to 35%. 

Niacin accomplishes these changes naturally in the following ways:

1)      It reduces the breakdown of fat from fat cells which is the source of raw material used by the liver to create excess triglyceriedes.

2)      It inhibits the liver from converting sugar to triglycerides.

3)      It inhibits the liver from creating the building blocks of the bad cholesterol (VLDL) and thus as a result the bad cholesterol drops naturally.

4)      Virtually every study done on niacin has shown it to increase good cholesterol and which then picks up the excess bad cholesterol in your blood and takes it back to your liver for disposal.   The higher the good cholesterol, the less bad cholesterol you’ll have in your blood.

In a study called the “Coronary Drug Project” which ran for 6 years and included 3908 patients to study the effects of niacin besides lowering both triglycerides and cholesterol levels there were other astonishing results:

The study found that the use of niacin led to a 14% reduction in non fatal heart attack, a 26% reduction in damage to blood vessels in the brain (stroke or blockage) and a 47% reduction in the need for coronary artery bypass surgery.

Unfortunately, the use of niacin to bring down cholesterol levels never became popular due to the high amounts of niacin needed, which created side effects due to “niacin flush”. (Niacin cannot be confused with niacin aide or nictoinamide which does not cause flushing and does not lower cholesterol levels).

For more information about niacin and lowering cholesterol, go to www.mcvitamins.com/cholesterol.htm

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Neuropathy, why the pain, the tingling and the numbness?

Neuropathy has many symptoms.   It may start with a tingling feeling and end up with numbness.   It can be a pricking, or burning sensation, loss of reflexes and muscle shrinkage, abnormal sensations, or sensitivity to touch.  Its worse symptom is pain, sometimes so excruciating that a person would amputate rather then continue the pain.  

It is called many names such as paresthesia, neuritis, neuralgia, dysesthensia, hypoesthesia, hypesthesia, hypalgesia, hypealgesia and hyperesthesia due to its many different kinds of symptoms. 

But, what underlies all these symptoms?

They are created by a specific type of nerve damage. This nerve damage can come from too much sugar in the blood (the reason it is a side effect of diabetes). It can be caused by exposure to chemicals such as cancer treatments, poisons, alcoholism, or a side effect of some medications.   It can be the result of kidney or liver failure, infectious disease or nutritional deficiencies especially B vitamins.   The reasons are many; the damage they produce is the same.

What creates the problem is damage done to the outer lining of the nerve cell.   Cells have coverings much like an electrical wire has an insulation of plastic.  Have you ever seen a wire whose insulation is damaged – the electrical current doesn’t flow correctly. It can send electricity out from the area where it is damaged, it can stop the flow of electricity or it can damage what its supposed to be supplying electricity to.

A damaged nerve covering does the same thing.  It can send out “sparks” that cause tingling, it can stop the flow resulting in numbness.  It can create feelings of hot or cold or a sensitivity due to crossed signals.  It can definitely cause pain especially as the damage gets worse.

The idea is to fix this outer covering.  This is called the myelin sheath.  What is needed is specific B vitamins.  The only question is how to get these B vitamins in sufficient amounts so that the body can actually repair the damage.   Isolated B vitamins that are sold at the health food stores or local drug stores get washed out of the system too quickly to fix the damage.  It would be hard to take enough of this type of nutrients to make a difference.  You can’t get it from vitamins made in a laboratory.

What is needed is a whole food supplement with methylcobalamine and benfotiamine and other B vitamins that the body can use to repair the cells.  That is one of the functions of the body, to repair cells.  But it does need specific nutrients to do its job.  

Nutrients are what a body runs on.   A car runs on gas.  If you drive the car down the road, it uses up a steady amount of that gas.  If you take that same car and speed down the freeway, you will use up a lot of gas.   When you take a body “out on the freeway”, or put it under physical stress, it uses up a lot more nutrients.  Thus, getting the right supplements in the right amount is important.

Just as a car won’t drive without giving it gas.  A body can’t repair itself (or function correctly) without the proper nutrients it needs to “drive”. In the case of neuropathy, it needs these B vitamins.

Neuropathy can be a side effect of many things.   Although most often it is caused by too much sugar in the blood - Diabetes - there are many factors.

Chemotherapy and some drugs have neuropathy as a side effect and it can be caused by surgery damaging the nerves - there are others.

 

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

What are nutritional deficiencies and what do they do to your health?

A deficiency is basically a nutrient that your body does not have enough of to function properly.  

What if you forgot to put enough oil in you car?   Despite the fact that it was getting the air, gas, functioning spark plugs and good combustion, the car wouldn’t work properly.  Sure the piston would go up and down and the car would move forward – just like normal.  But soon the engine might run a little hot.  Down in the engine different things might start happening.  The rings around the piston that stopped oil from getting up into the combustion area might be giving way.  The normal straight camshaft might start to bend a little.   The engine just won’t work right. Perhaps the car will need a small repair, or maybe a major overhaul – or ignored the engine will just seize up and “die”. 

It’s the same with your body – except that you can’t just buy another engine and repairs made to a damaged body might not put things back together again.

Let’s look at some of the many varied things that can happen when you don’t put the needed nutrients into the body, and wind up with a deficiency.

Gingivitis is created when plague (sticky deposits of bacteria, mucus and food particles) adheres to the teeth, hardens and irritates the gum. The accumulation causes the gums to become infected and swollen. As the gums swell, pockets form between the gums and the teeth and act as a trap for more plague.  Irritated gums bleed and eventually start to recede.

This irritation can be fought by introducing Vitamin C, which fights the formation of plaque.  Now gingivitis, untreated, can progress to periodontal disease, which means loose teeth and false teeth.   Seems like it would be easier just to get enough C.   C would have fought the formation of plaque to begin with.

Does that sound too easy?  Remember in the fast food lifestyle that we live in, we need a Vitamin C to fight the many problems in that lifestyle – processed foods, polluted air, etc.  You need enough so that your gums get enough.  

Vitamin B12 comes from meat, eggs, fish and milk, but not everyone eats these and they do not eat enough to fight the depletion that happens from day to day living.   Alcohol, coffee, tobacco to name a few can also deplete the body of vitamin B12.

What happens when you have a deficiency of Vitamin B12?  It can bring about nerve degeneration.  Vitamin B12 supports the sheathing that protects nerve cells. Damage to the nerve sheathing can produce numbness, tingling and the pain. It’s called neuropathy.  Neuropathy can be a side effect of cancer treatments, certain medications, toxins, diabetes, and many other things.    And the funny part about it is that all reasons one can get neuropathy could have been prevented in the first place with the proper nutrients.   

We have all heard the problems from someone smoking, but even if you smoke, you can still take vitamins to compensate for the depletion of vitamins that it causes. 

There are a lot of problems that deficiency causes.  One of the reasons for the website www.mcvitamins.com is to help you understand those deficiencies and allow you to fix nutritional deficiencies and build good health. 

Remember when you build good health, disease tends to fade away.

 

Monday, 7 July 2008

Health Myths and Legends – Issue #1 - Are your vitamins doing you any good?  by Chris Daino

There are many myths and misconceptions that have been floating around for years and years.   People unknowingly spread this false information because they’ve heard others saying the same thing.   They have heard it in commercials and in other advertisements. It really get confusing because sometimes the so-called authorities are the ones spreading these untruths.   McVitamins is issuing a health issue “Health Myths and Legends” to help you understand.

Let’s clean up the myths.  

Myth #1 – Synthetic Vitamins will make you healthy

In an effort to protect themselves and their families from frightening and serious health problems, people are changing their diets and are taking herbs and supplements.  Why do they need vitamin supplements?  Due to the depletion and demineralization of topsoil, the contaminations of produce from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, the over processing, enriching and preservation – foods just don’t have the same nutritional value they once had.  To get the same amount of iron that was available to Popeye in one can of spinach, today he would have to consume 65 cans.    An orange that once contained 50 mg of natural Vitamin C complex in 1950, now contains 5 mg.

We’ve all have gotten used to reading literature proclaiming the benefits of vitamins, deciding what is wrong with us and heading to the health food store to buy what we’ve decided we need   We often end up buying all kinds of supplements - but are we any healthier?   People are still fatigued, still overweight, still fighting the cholesterol battle, etc. etc. etc.

The body runs on vitamins, minerals, nutrients and oxygen just like your car runs on gas, water and oxygen.  But what happens if you put the wrong gas, or worse some other liquid, into your car?  Not only will it not work, it may damage the engine.  The same thing can happen when you put the wrong vitamins in your body.

We can get healthier if we understand what most vitamins today really are – they’re synthetic.  Let’s talk about synthetic vitamins

What are synthetic vitamins made of?   Let’s define some words:

Natural:  These are vitamins not tapered with and are the way they are in nature, not tapered with in any way that might change their molecular structure or biochemical actions.   This can also be called whole food supplements.

Crystalline – these are vitamins originally from food but treated with heat, caustic, high-powered solvents (such a s benzene or toluene) chemicals, and distillations to reduce them to a specific vitamin.

Synthetic – These are vitamins made in a laboratory that are chemically reconstructed versions of the crystalline vitamins from other known sources. Thiamine mononitrate (a synthetic vitamin labeled as B1), is made from coal.  It’s not “organic” just because it has carbon in its molecular structure.

One of the most perilous deceptions is the passing off of these phony, synthetic vitamins and saying that the body does not know the difference.   In the long run, we will compound our health problems by taking them.

Keep in mind that synthetic vitamins are not the vitamin available in foods, but synthesized (made in a laboratory) fractions (parts) of a vitamin complex, The analogy here is essentially the same as an automobile salesman handing you a wheel from a car and telling you the wheel is an automobile. 

In an example we look at vitamin C.  You can buy “vitamin C” that is called
”Ascorbic Acid”.  Ascorbic acid is only one small part of the vitamin C complex.  Vitamin C has enzymes, co-enzymes, antioxidants, trace elements, activators, and other unknown factors that enable the vitamin to go into the biochemical operation.  

In turn, the human physiology cannot properly utilize these synthetic fractions in the way that natural complexes work in the body and are essential to tissue repair and the sustenance of life.   

When a person starts taking a fraction of a vitamin – and has sufficient reserves in his body of all the other components of the vitamin to recombine and process, the person may experience some improvement for a time.  However when those reserves are drained, the vitamin will no longer benefit the person.  Thus, a person may feel an increase in energy for a short period of time, but if taken for an extended period of time, the effects will reverse.

When vitamins were first discovered, they were discovered in foods.  When foods were studied a lot was learned.  Studies that show that vitamins work use a food source nutrient.  In studies showing that vitamins don’t work, a synthetic was always used. 

Additionally, the body actually has to recognize what you are putting into your body as food.   Like the finicky cat, that looks at some new food offered it and says “what is that?”  You’re body does the same thing.  It doesn’t recognize the synthetic vitamins and often just sends it right back out of the body.

A synthetic vitamin fraction can only be utilized for a drug or pharmacological effect.   The effect of a drug is palliative - meaning a making or covering over of symptoms - it isn't curative.  The disease process remains unchanged or progressively gets worse for lack of proper attention.  

What is needed is vitamins that come from whole food, which comes along with all the co-factors present when you eat a food. 

Tissue and cell repair, or replacement, require the following to restore the approximately 24 billion cells that break down each day in the human body.   

·        A constant, uninterrupted nerve impulse supply

·        A constant, uninterrupted blood supply

·        All of the VITAMINS in a natural, complex form.

·        All of the minerals in an organic form in most instances

·        All of the trace elements essential to metabolism

·        All of the enzymes, coenzymes, and apoenzymes

·        All of the 22 or more amino acids from protein hydrolysis

·        A discontinuance of organic or inorganic poisons either inhaled or ingested in bad air, bad food and/or bad water.

This doesn’t happen using fractionated vitamins.

What is a natural vitamin or supplement?   It is a whole food supplement, made from food, not made in the laboratory.  

And Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr!!  7 July 1940

 

 


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