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Wednesday 16 December 2015

Extra vitamin C important around the time of vaccinations

Many children feel ill and sluggish after receiving the DtaP-IPV vaccine. Many elderly people also complain about signs of illness after having the flu vaccine. That is why, around the time of a vaccination, it is better to give high doses of vitamin C, says the American cardiologist Thomas Levy.    When vaccinations have adverse effects, this is often dismissed as an allergic reaction. Sometimes a poorly functioning immune system gets the blame, but we forget rather...

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Vitamin D3 has an effect on the lower urinary tract

More than 40 percent of all older men have problems with the lower urinary tract, including difficulty emptying the bladder. Vitamin D3 can possibly reduce these symptoms.   Researchers at the University of Padua (Italy) have recently investigated the link between vitamin D3 and problems with the lower urinary tract. Symptoms mainly manifest themselves in increased urinary urgency, incontinence, a slow urinary flow or the feeling that the bladder is not completely...

Monday 14 December 2015

Effects of red meat depend on gut flora

André Frankhuizen L-Carnitine increases the stamina of practitioners of sport and the elderly. But what about the recent reports about red meat, L-carnitine and heart problems? What applies to red meat does not necessarily apply to L-carnitine supplements.   Recent research in mice reveals that they can run faster and for longer distances when they are given L-carnitine. The mechanism of action behind this is comparable to that in humans: L-carnitine is used by...

Saturday 12 December 2015

Good blood glucose regulation reduces the risk of dementia

It was already known that there is a link between excessive sugar consumption and various types of cognitive decline. Large-scale research has now revealed that good blood sugar regulation actually reduces the risk of dementia.   A previous study involving 2,000 people had already revealed that higher blood glucose levels are related to an increased likelihood of cognitive decline. For their study, the researchers at the Institute of Medicine in Gothenburg (Sweden) used a...

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