Carnitine and pregnancy

The Swiss based company Lonza announced that a new study observed that supplementation with L-Carnitine during pregnancy can significantly reduce the increased level of plasma free fatty acids, which is considered the main cause of insulin resistance, a major factor in gestational diabetes in pregnant women. This company- supported study conducted at the University ofContinue reading “Carnitine and pregnancy”

June 2022 Newsletter

There’s lots in this newsletter to help get you through the cold-and-flu season, as well as some very useful old-fashioned recipes and remedies. One of our office volunteers fell over at home a few weeks ago, fracturing her polio leg above the knee. Luckily she only had to wait 15 minutes for an ambulance! WhenContinue reading “June 2022 Newsletter”

Skin and Vitamin B3

Pellagra is the old-fashioned name for sun damaged skin, with dermatitis and ulcers. It is usually associated with a deficiency in Vitamin B3 (niacin). A painful, swollen tongue, anxiety, depression, loss of appetite or diarrhoea may also occur. An article in The New England Journal of Medicine (Damian, 2015) reported that the risk of developingContinue reading “Skin and Vitamin B3”

Vitamins and minerals

Here is a quick guide to symptoms and potential remedies. Vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K Minerals include Boron/Borax, Chromium, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc. There are also Essential fatty acids and essential peptides (Carnitine, Choline, Gelatine, Glutamine, Taurine, Tyrosine). ThereContinue reading “Vitamins and minerals”

Fibromyalgia

Post polio literature has for many years, mentioned polio survivors experiencing fibromyalgia. In Western Australia we have been successfully treating this with large doses of supplemental magnesium chelate. Taking this with Vitamin C is helpful to control the pain and help absorption. Manganese stops the stiffness we get after sitting for a while. Magnesium, boronContinue reading “Fibromyalgia”

Manganese

If you think Muscles when you think Magnesium, then think Tendons and Manganese. Have you ever found you are stiff initially, getting out of bed or from sitting too long – in a chair, in the car, wherever? Does it take a while to get moving again? No – it is NOT just because youContinue reading “Manganese”

Magnesium

Could one of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency be anxiety?  Magnesium is also an impressive infection fighter. It is needed for our cells to synthesise proteins, enable nerve impulses, and efficient muscle function. Magnesium intake is at a low amongst Americans and Australians and it’s believed that this is, in part, due to a major shift fromContinue reading “Magnesium”