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Archive for the ‘Basis for dosage selection’ Category

Notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meeting, Sept 9-12, 2015

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Note these notes are not the responsibility of these experts.
From Maret Traber, Vitamin E [VE] and the Brain
VE is essential during the first 20 days of pregnancy! VE level is proportional to infant brain size.  VE deficiency may cause autism. For brain health, B vitamins, C, D, E, and fish oil are esp. […] Read more »

AJCN Aug 2015

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Yoga, meditation, and exercise are great nutrition! See longer summaries of these headlines after the headlines.
Vitamin C reduces the risk of head and neck cancer, the seventh most-common type of cancer worldwide; Olive oil lowers the risk of diabetes; Eating sweet and starchy food increases the risk of depression; Phosphate intake (like soda pop) is […] Read more »

AJCN Sept 2014 from Roc Happy Labor Day

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Enjoy weekends and benefits to workers brought thanks to labor unions. See summaries and links to abstracts after alerts and reminders:
Alerts: Hazards of added sugars – Many articles- High fructose corn syrup produces excessive energy intake producing fatty liver damage; Soda consumption increases hip fracture risk 14%; Sweetened soda consumption increases rheumatoid arthritis risk 63%; Hazard of too many […] Read more »

A ton of extra notes worth sharing from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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With no classes to prepare, I can finally clear out all of the old notes that I felt were important to share. I shall try to organize brief key words below, but hope you have time to peruse the much longer details after key words.
1. Keep active frequently. Compelling data indicates that an hour at […] Read more »

Readers Comments-statins and multis from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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1) Response to comments on multivitamins:
“I am very excited over your most recent post concerning multivitamins and the fraud that they are and then I proposed my theory of the virtues of “Native-state Nutritional Supplements”  which recommended going to the native food source to get real nutritional supplementation.  Thus, if you want vitamins A and […] Read more »

The choice about multivitamins

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RESPONSE TO: The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger by NANCY SHUTE  December 17, 201312:37 PM
Several have inquired about this story that multivitamins have no benefit. Below are three key sentences from the story:
1) One review found no benefit in preventing early death, heart disease or cancer. 2) Another found that taking multivitamins did nothing to stave off cognitive decline with […] Read more »

Special Edition for Labor Day Happiness

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In 1996 one of the greatest vitamin C authorities, Gladys Block at UC-Berkeley, told me of an unpublished study that found people with the highest serum vitamin C levels were the happiest. How delightful to read in AJCN this month that hospital patients given 500 mg of vitamin C twice daily improves mood and reduces […] Read more »

AJCN July 2013 from Roc fighting for independence from chronic disease

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Headlines – See this, longer synopses, and active links at SUMMARIES below. Be conscious you are putting loving kindness into your body.
1. Highlight: Rapid aging rescue? A delightful photo of an aged mouse turned youthful again. “If there is reduced expression of ICMT as well in these mice, many aspects of aging are reversed.” Science 14 June 2013 pg […] Read more »

Apr AJCN from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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DETAILS and links are after headlines:
HEADLINES: FOR EVERYONE: 1. Cocoa/dark chocolate raises HDL [good cholesterol]. 2. People in the lowest quintile of magnesium levels have 60% increased risk of fatal ischemic heart disease. Foods rich in magnesium include whole grains, legumes, nuts, and green leafy vegetables. 3. Sun exposure is insufficient. You must take at least 2,000 IU of […] Read more »

A Memorial Day Feast: Complete notes to the 2013 Linus Pauling Institute meetings

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Here are my complete unedited notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meetings in Corvallis, OR on 15-18 August.  I will post an edited version when I have time, but if you want to read all of the exciting details of where I find the best guidance for optimal health, this is a feast for Memorial […] Read more »

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