Category Archives: Vitamins
Vitamin B1: Thiamine
What to take and how
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”
Cravings are famously associated with pregnancy, but sometimes they show up at other times. Chocolate, salty foods, red meat, raw meat, ice, avocado, apple juice, ginger, bread/pasta, creamy foods, pizza or cigarettes might point to vitamin or mineral deficiencies – this article discusses some of these.
Balance and exercises
How good is your balance? Most people don’t find it difficult to walk across a gravel driveway, transition from walking on a footpath to grass, up a gentle slope or get out of bed in the middle of the night. But for polios and other people axing with impaired balance, such activities can be extremelyContinue reading “Balance and exercises”
What should I take?
Dry Eyes Explained We have had a disturbing number of people complaining of red, itchy, gritty or bloodshot eyes lately. Probably made worse by working on computers, watching TV, or just not getting enough sleep. Even more disturbing are the numbers who are sent to eye specialists for these problems and end up on umpteenContinue reading “Dry eyes”