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"The fundamental elements of these healing programs are relatively simple: good nutrition; detoxification; reduction of further exposure to toxins; supplementation with concentrated nutrients; exercise; stress management; avoidance of reactive foods and inhalants; and use of appropriate pharmaceutical and natural medications. The simplicity of these comprehensive programs is their strength. There are many ways to become ill, but there are only a few fundamental paths that lead to healing."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"Despite this unexpected finding, the authors of the Women's Health Study do "not support recommending vitamin E supplementation for [the prevention of heart disease] or cancer among healthy women." Rather they promote "therapeutic lifestyle changes including a healthy diet" as the best form of primary prevention.10 How do we explain these disappointing and unexpected results? We might think that supplementary pills cannot substitute for nutrients in natural foods. Common sense would support the notion that taking a pill is not the same as eating."
- Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea, What If Medicine Disappeared? (Get the book.)

"Although we have given details above of foods that are rich in particular vitamins and minerals, you may find that an optimum level of these substances can be maintained most effectively through supplementation.Supplements that contain a variety of ingredients are available in liquid, tablet or powder form from health food stores and pharmacies, and the recommended daily dosage is usually supplied with the particular product. If in doubt about what supplements would do you the most good, consult a practitioner."
- Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

"For these reasons, iodine supplementation is considered somewhat controversial. But as with all things, taken in moderation, iodine is safe and effective, particularly if you suffer from fibrocystic breast disease or have problems making enough thyroid hormone. The usual dose that I recommend for fibrocystic breast problems is 1 to 3 mg daily (some women who are very deficient may need more, 4 to 5 mg/day). Naturally, I would advise using high doses only with your doctor's guidance, and you should monitor you thyroid function while doing so."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Studies have shown that both thyroid supplementation and iodine use reduce fibrocystic changes in the breast and reduce cysts in the ovaries. Iodine can be measured with a twenty-four-hour urine test. A quick, simple test that I like to do with my patients is to paint a patch of tincture of iodine (available at most drugstores) on their inner upper arm and see how long it takes for the resulting brown circle to disappear. If it is gone within two hours, I assume that the patient is very deficient. If she has enough iodine, her patch will still be seen on her arm after twenty-four hours."

- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Humans must obtain it through diet—from foods such as fruits and vegetables—or through supplementation. Vitamin C deficiency leads to weakness, poor immunity, internal hemorrhage, and an unraveling of the connective tissue that binds the nuts and bolts of the body. Outright deficiency is called scurvy. Less than a full-blown deficiency but enough of a deficit to shortchange the body is referred to as subclinical scurvy, a widespread chronic condition that the two-time Nobel Prize laureate Linus Pauling considered the underlying cause of CVD."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Here, however, we would lean more toward phosphatidylcholine supplementation to encourage reverse cholesterol transport (more on this in chapter 6). Chapter 5 Medication What You Need and Don't Need Some of the patients who come to our office are zealous believers in alternative medicine, dead-set against medical drugs because of the side effects. They insist on pharmaceutical-free treatment. We consider ourselves integrative physicians. We use the best of conventional drugs, nutritional supplements, and, when we deem necessary, surgery."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"To help lower CRP, we would also recommend moderate, regular exercise, a daily low-dose aspirin, and antioxidant and mineral supplementation, such as CoQIO and fish oil. Carotid Artery Intima Media Thickness For many years, doctors have put ultrasound devices to good use in helping them diagnose real-time inside-the-body status ranging from fetal development to early prostate cancer. An ultrasound machine transmits sound pulses into the body through a probe. The waves travel into the tissues and encounter various structures and activity."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"If pump performance is subpar, we can get a good idea of what to do in the way of simple supplementation. We consider as a separate entity the cluster of specific characteristics known as metabolic syndrome—a symptomless set of five markers (four blood measurements along with waist girth) that represents a major risk for CVD. If we need further clarification, and particularly in cases in which outcomes are not readily clear or there are high homocysteine and blood pressure levels that are resistant to treatment, we may resort to genetic tests."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"For these people, supplementation with Betaine HCL makes sense, but not in an enzyme formula. As we previously discussed, many of the digestive enzymes are neuttalized in an acid environment—which is why they do most of their work in that 40-60-minute period of predigestion that takes place after eating, before stomach acid is released. If you take Betaine, it's best to take it as a separate supplement 40?0 minutes after eating. • Another ingredient that you may find in some enzyme formulas is mastic gum."
- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"These modalities consisted of the four primary elements that I'll soon discuss in detail: (1) nutritional therapy; (2) supplementation therapy; (3) detoxification; and (4) medication. I had also begun to employ the Healing Program for ADHD, asthma, and allergies, which all share so many of the same aspects of causation. It had become clear that America was not just in the midst of an autism epidemic, but a full-blown 4-A epidemic. The Healing Program created changes in Kyle that were absolutely remarkable. He became a chatty, friendly, well-behaved grade school boy."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Different studies with humans and mice found that supplementation with pomegranate juice helped prevent the development of fatty streaks in arteries. In another heart-related study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers noted that patients who drank pomegranate juice daily for three months had improved heart function. CANCER: A cell study using human breast cancer cells found that treatment with pomegranate extract significantly inhibited cancer cell growth and increased cell apoptosis (cell death)."
- David W. Grotto, RD, LDN, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life! (Get the book.)

"That's Nutritional Law Number Six: Nutritional supplementation is essential for meeting fundamental nutritional goals. Let's discuss this in some detail. As a human being, you simply cannot achieve outstanding nutrition without nutritional supplementation. I've covered this briefly in the previous section, where I discussed the idea that you would have to eat 10,000 calories a day just to get the vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that you need in order to experience optimum health. I also explained that no human being can eat 10,000 calories a day."
- Mike Adams, The Seven Laws of Nutrition (Get the book.)

"Researchers believe this is why supplementation with probiotics has also shown promising results in treating the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. For Gerry Mullin, a combination of probiotics, antioxidants, omega-3s, a whole-foods diet, and herbal approaches—coupled with "prayer and determination"—proved critical in taming and changing the course of his disease."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"The daily dose of curcumin administered was roughly equivalent to 120 curry dinners—so future uses of curcumin in humans will revolve around supplementation rather than dietary intake. Meanwhile, clinical trials are currently planned to test turmeric supplements in suppressing rheumatoid arthritis in humans. Other investigations show that two grams of curcumin a day helps to control ulcerative colitis. SEA ANEMONE EXTRACT."

- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"We know so much about the potential for special diets and supplementation to help modulate autoimmune disease and we have to help patients reap those benefits." Still, the majority of doctors do not understand the role that diet plays in helping to ameliorate autoimmune disease. "Even in the field of inflammatory bowel disease the firm belief is that diet plays no role," Mullin says, his fingers stee-pled in front of his face in a gesture that belies his frustration. "

- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"Experimental studies in both animals and humans show that DHEA supplementation improves insulin sensitivity and reduces obesity, while other animal studies indicate that DHEA increases beta-cell mass and improves glucose-dependent insulin secretion in aging. Published study data indicate that testosterone improves insulin sensitivity in men. This suggests that DHEA's conversion into testosterone may be at least partly responsible for the beneficial effects it has on insulin function."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Another study, published in American Heart Journal, indicated improvements in survival associated with carnitine supplementation in patients with heart failure. These studies and many others support carnitine's role in protecting and enhancing cardiovascular health. A number of other experimental studies in aging animals and other test models suggest carnitine may be beneficial in preventing age-related declines in memory and energy metabolism."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Several published scientific studies have shown that carnitine supplementation supports insulin sensitivity and optimizes blood glucose levels. Carnitine has also been shown to decrease fat levels in muscle. A study conducted by experts at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, showed the benefits of taking carnitine for metabolic health. The researchers examined data from two yearlong, placebo-controlled trials that involved more than 1,200 patients with diabetes."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Strong evidence in support of magnesium supplementation and its role in metabolic health is found in several large studies that evaluated data from more than 170,000 people. Several studies conducted at Harvard University show that high dietary magnesium intake is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even in people who are obese. In one of these studies, the length of follow-up was twelve to eighteen years."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Enzyme research summarized by Miehlke and colleagues showed that artery obstruction was successfully treated and improved through high enzyme intake between meals, and it didn't seem to matter whether it was through the enzymes in the food, or taken exogenously through supplementation.124 Dr. Edward Howell's work with the Eskimos showed that they lived a disease-free life with a high-enzyme diet, rich with raw flesh foods (particularly blubber)."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"Also, he was no longer looking at everything sideways, with his peripheral vision, possibly because his vitamin A supplementation was finally healing the function of his eyes' cones and rods, the parts of the eyes that are often damaged in autistic children. The clues to Kyle's healing were slowly coming together. I'd recently learned, for example, that night blindness is common in the families of autistic kids, because of genetic problems with vitamin A metabolism. Dr. Mary Megson taught me that."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"Enzymes for Lactose Digestion Enzymatic lactase supplementation may help those with lactose intolerance. It replaces the enzyme that is lacking. Take a pill right when you sit down to eat a meal that contains dairy products. See the directions on the individual package. HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR LACTOSE INTOLERANCE There are many homeopathic remedies for lactose intolerance. Some of the more common remedies are listed with their symptoms here. For more information on how to self prescribe a homeopathic remedy, go to Chapter Two."
- Heather Caruso, Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health (Get the book.)

"The bottom line is that regular supplementation with digestive enzymes takes 'The ever increasing intake of refined carbohydrates such as sugar is also a major contributing factor. stress off the pancreas (and the entire body) by providing the enzymes required for digestion. In other words, digestive enzyme supplements may just be one of the best insurance policies you can give your body so you can enjoy a long and healthy life. All of what you've just read should be convincing; but just in case it's not, let me give you three real-world examples of the power of digestive enzymes in action."
- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"If you decide to begin a regimen of natural progesterone supplementation, look for a premium quality balancing cream that contains a minimum of 500 milligrams per ounce (the amount recommended by Dr. Lee) of 100% pure, USP grade progesterone, naturally derived from soybeans. Look for a natural vegetarian formula that uses no artificial or synthetically derived fragrances, parabens or preservatives. Look for a formula that uses all natural oils and an enhanced liposome delivery system to help move the progesterone through the skin."

- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"The bottom line is that you can't build the same immune cell out of pepperoni pizza, beer, and twinkies that you can out of whole living foods. supplementation with the proper vitamin and mineral complexes will significantly enhance the production of your body's immune cells. • Deficiencies of the key fatty acids is a sure invitation to cancer. In fact, some of the fatty acids actually work as immune system modulators that help to keep the immune system properly programmed so it doesn't attack itself. • A full spectrum antioxidant boosts the immune system in multiple ways."

- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"It's quite encouraging to know that both fish oil consumption along with exercise has been proven to be a more effective fat-loss strategy than either supplementation alone or exercise alone. The SuperFoodsRx Diet is the first diet to help you achieve weight loss by a careful combination of specific foods and exercise working in concert to maximize your body's ability to shed weight. Yogurt for Your Waistline It's been gratifying to see the explosive growth in the varieties of yogurt available in most every supermarket."
- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"The first meta-analysis of the Homocysteine Lowering Trialists' Collaboration concluded that folic acid supplementation lowered homocysteine levels by about 25 percent.265 The second metaanalysis found a 23 percent reduction in homocysteine concentration was the maximum observed with 800 meg per day of folic acid.266 A 20 percent reduction was seen with 400 meg and 13 percent with 200 meg per day. Due to folic acid fortification of foods in the United States, our plasma folate concentration has increased, and subsequently our homocysteine levels have decreased."
- Tori Hudson, N.D., Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)

"For those of us who eat a diet fortified with folic acid in some of the foods, folic acid supplementation is likely to lower homocysteine concentrations by only about 15 percent. Women are more responsive to the homocysteine-lowering effects of folic acid than are men, and the Women's Health Initiative demonstrated that the risk of vascular disease was stronger than the association observed in males in the Physician's Health Study.267 High consumption of foods containing folate and vitamin B6 may reduce the risk of heart attack268 in women by nearly 50 percent."

- Tori Hudson, N.D., Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)

"After one month of daily vitamin E supplementation, the fertilization rates increased from 19 percent to 29 percent, suggesting that the antioxidant effects of vitamin E may make the sperm more fertile.61 The combination of oral vitamin C and vitamin E (one gram of each), adminisrered to male patients with DNA damage who had previously failed fertility treatments for two months, was shown to decrease DNA-fragmented sperm, and a second fertility treatment led to improvement of clinical pregnancy and implantation rates."

- Tori Hudson, N.D., Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)

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