Supplements - Education & Information
In the new millennium we have seen much progress in the world but little in the management of chronic illness and preventing disease. I know all too well when faced with a cancer diagnosis the desperate need for information and the research that ensues from the time you hear “You have cancer.” Therefore, I have compiled a list of herbals, nutraceuticals and alternative therapies known to help with many chronic illnesses.
Educating yourself on these products is essential before you would “dive in” and self treat. Managing any illness in which you seek an alternative and/or complimenting chosen treatment of conventional is a huge step. Many herbals help to ease side effects of drugs and some can help prevent the onset of some diseases and/or make it more manageable. Obviously taking any pill without a “life change” is not going to be a magic bullet and discussing this with your healthcare provider is the first step.
This information is to help expedite your investigation process NOT to replace the treatment and recommendations from your chosen healthcare team.
Vitamins are essential for a healthy body. The human body requires 13 different vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and the various B vitamins (biotin, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-12).
Minerals are vital nutrients the body uses in small amounts to work properly. Minerals are necessary to control body fluids inside and outside the cell wall and aid the process of converting food into energy. There are seven essential minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur. These seven minerals can not be created by the body; they must be ingested either through food or supplementation.
Vitamins List and Health Benefits
Amino Acids Supplements
While most of us know that good nutrition is vital in helping us feel our best and reach our optimal health; finding time to eat a balanced diet on a daily basis seems an arduous task in this fast-paced society. In this age of fast food and nutrient deficient diets it is often common to be missing some of these in your diet. Humans can produce 10 of the 20 amino acids. The others must be supplied in the foods we consume. Failure to obtain enough of even 1 of the 10 essential amino acids, those that we cannot make, results in the breakdown of the body's proteins, muscle and more. The human body does not store excess amino acids for later use; the amino acids must be in your daily food consumption.
Amino Acids List and Health Benefits
Herbal & Nutraceutical Products Info Alternative Therapy Supplements
There are a vast amount of products available to us and scores of new ones being introduced daily. It is nearly impossible to keep up to date with this information and to learn all of the uses for these products. To follow is a brief description of some products most commonly used today. Many herbals/nutraceuticals can enhance your life and your health but also remember many of these can interfere with drugs and in some cases this can be life threatening. If any of the products seem of interest to you, please speak with your healthcare provider to determine if they are safe for you.
Herbal & Nutraceuticals List and Health Benefits
There is a plethora of information out here on the myriad alternative therapies for cancer and there is no doubt you will hear recommendations on the various treatments. It is important to educate yourself on these and get the actual facts. Therefore I have compiled this list for your review and to help you to navigate quickly through the maze of information on the internet. Please be sure to discuss any and all of these with your healthcare provider prior to starting any of these.
Alternative Therapies List and Health Benefits