Category Archives: Minerals

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes type  2 is an all too common affliction: From the data at the Center For Disease Control [1], we estimate that approximately 2 million Americans have diabetes type 2 , and the numbers are growing. Drugs like Metformin, or supplementing the body’s natural insulin production by insulin injection are …Read the Rest

Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On  Magnesium Treatments

Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On Magnesium Treatments

Injections of magnesium sulfate were used to stop pre-term labor. The FDA [1,2] is now warning about administering it for more than  5 days, because of a risk to damage the bone development of the foetus. Even more troubling is that the FDA has not determined that injecting Magnesium sulfate for …Read the Rest

Genetic Iron Imbalance a Cause for Multiple Sclerosis?

Genetic Iron Imbalance a Cause for Multiple Sclerosis?

We have posted on Oct 12,2011 about issues concerning Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain [1] about the paradox of many MS patients being anemic, or having low blood iron.   At the same, MS is accompanied by iron deposits in the brain. Which brought about an unresolved …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

There is a strange paradox in the relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and iron: On one hand, too little iron in expectant mothers’ blood translates in too little iron in the foetus, which in turn translates into the future baby growing into an adult at risk of many health issues such as …Read the Rest

Nutrition: Magnesium’s  actions on diabetes and other metabolic pathways through “Nutrigenomics”

Nutrition: Magnesium’s actions on diabetes and other metabolic pathways through “Nutrigenomics”

MND: Magnesium benefits are well known. A good site for background of magnesium is the Linus Pauling Institute. Main Benefits: Energy production Synthesis of essential molecules Structural roles Ion transport across cell membranes and others Nutraingredients has posted an article about research on Magnesium’s metabolic actions.Their  post  is based on an article …Read the Rest

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation, Part II

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation, Part II

MediNewsDigest: Following our recent post on Body’s Iron Regulation , comes a link to a ScienceDirect entry about Korean study of the ” Influence of iron-overload on DNA damage “ MediNewsDigest: Quoting the Korean article:”…..The potential genotoxicity of dietary iron have been seldom studied in human leukocyte and only few reports …Read the Rest

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation

Nutrition: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and The Body’s Iron Regulation

MediNewsDigest: The thesis of this work is that “…. literature evidence suggesting that the degenerative effects of many diseases and toxicological insults converge on iron dysregulation..”  So the author, DB Kell, proposes that “…iron chelators plus antioxidants,either  through nutritional or pharmacological interventions. Iron Chelation Definition: A substance which binds iron and then …Read the Rest

Women’s Health: Associations between blood metals and fecundity (ScienceDirect)

Women’s Health: Associations between blood metals and fecundity (ScienceDirect)

MediNewsDigest: Yes, the environment is affecting women’s fecundity. But the unexpected  result of this study is that it seems magnesium helps and  zinc can hinder. Follow this link to the multiple source US  paper entered in ScienceDirect Quoting:”….Trace exposures to metals may affect female reproductive health…Adjusted models suggest a 51.5% increase in …Read the Rest

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