Jul 29, 2010

How Nutrition Helped This Woman's MS

This week I received the following story about how good nutrition and eating good nutrient-dense food helped a woman overcome her MS symptoms. I hope you'll enjoy this, and be encouraged if you are battling this disease. The same principles apply no matter what is happening in the body that is taking away our health and vitality.

My name is Colleen B. and this is my story. I had MS and lost my coordination; I couldn't walk, lost my eyesight, my hearing, and had a lot of other problems. I ended up in a coma. My brain swelled up and put pressure against my motor skills.

All I remember was combing my hair and I couldn't move my arms, I woke up 5 days later in the hospital in ICU. The doctors wanted me to take some type of medicine that I would have to shoot myself up with. I said no. They said they were not going to release me until I took the medication. At that time I couldn't walk at all. I was still in ICU and I demanded to go home. My husband was going to take me out without their release so they gave in and let me go home.

As soon as I got home I started researching natural cures. I hooked up with Dr. H. and he suggested that I do the Tri-Decathalon Full Body Cleanse by Wholefood Farmacy along with other suggestions. Within 5 months I went from not being able to walk, see, hear, or comprehend, to walking every day for an hour and a half, being able to see the beautiful colors, hear the birds, and comprehend to the point of becoming a Certified Nutritional Consultant and am working on my certification of being a Holistic Health Practitioner.

I thank God every day for giving me a second chance at life, and giving me the strength not to fall into the drug industries scams. I feel so grateful and so blessed for my achievements.

Colleen B - Conway, SC

Updated 3/22/16

Jul 20, 2010

10 Facts about Vitamin E

Months have gone by since we've looked at Vitamin Facts, here are facts about Vitamin E, followed by links to the Vitamins we've already looked at:

  1. Vitamin E is found in foods such as soybean oil, safflower oil, peanuts, wheat, rice, oats, leafy green vegetables, cabbage, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, egg yolks, and wheat germ.
  2. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that aids the body in neutralizing free radicals that may be damaging.
  3. Studies indicate that Vitamin E may be helpful in preventing stroke and similar cardiovascular problems
  4. Though studies are being done on prevention of heart attack, there are conflicting results...but hopeful signs.
  5. Vitamin E oil applied directly to wound with potential of scarring (ie radiation burns, other wounds that cause scarring) will greatly reduce visible scars.
  6. Of interest to Diabetics, Vitamin E may be helpful in the improvement of the action of insulin.
  7. RDA for men is 10 mg. (15 IU) and for women, 8 mg. aka (12 IU).  When taking supplement, make sure it is taken in d-alpha tocopherol form (non-synthetic).  
  8. Safe level above what is indicated above is said to be 800 IU, and therapeutic dose (taken temporarily if above 800 IU) is said to be 400-1200 IU.
  9. CAUTION - Vitamin E has blood thinning properties, and should not be taken as a supplement if you are taking blood thinners such as Warfarin (Coumadin) and aspirin.  Talk to your doctor about this...if you are going to an MD who has knowledge about Nutrition, otherwise, take my word for it.
  10. CAUTION - If you are going to have surgery, including dental, stop taking Vitamin E supplements a couple of days ahead of time, again, it has blood-thinning properties.

16 Facts About Vitamin A

Updated 3/22/16