Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is important in metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. It is required for nerve and cognitive health, protects immune function and prevention of anemia. It can be found in a wide variety of foods – beans, grains, nuts, fish, meat, vegetables, and non-citrus fruits, so it is rarely deficient in those whoContinue reading “Vitamin B6”

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. You can see the Zinc elephant, or read Dr Tab’s summary. There are also Essential fattyContinue reading “Vitamins and minerals”

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”

Pain vs Cheese

It may be more important to ensure a good balance between calcium and magnesium to protect your bone strength. There is good data to suggest that eliminating dairy products from the diet does reduce the pain and stiffness for many people with arthritis. Here is a deeper look at the biochemistry of muscle action whichContinue reading “Pain vs Cheese”

Celery Seeds

You can eat celery stalks, leaves and seeds, and this versatile vegetables can have antibacterial, anti fungal properties, but it may also help reduce inflammation, blood pressure, cholesterol, swollen feet, muscle cramps and digestive ulcers. It can improve digestive function and kidney function.