Vitamins news, articles and information:

Consumer alert: Most common vitamins, including children's vitamins, found to contain GMOs

7/30/2013 - A Natural News investigation reveals that an alarmingly large number of multivitamins and individual nutrient vitamins are formulated with ingredients derived from genetically modified corn. This is the "dirty little secret" of the vitamin industry, but it's not one the mainstream media will touch...

Feeling a little down? You may be low on B vitamins - Here are some easy ways to boost your levels

7/16/2013 - With all the emphasis on the importance of vitamins D and C, an important family of vitamins known as B-complex gets overlooked. The B vitamins are best known for their energizing abilities, their contributions to creating red blood cells, and their ability to boost nerve health and mental focus. They...

Quackity quack: Eight evil genius ways to fake a vitamin study (and scare consumers into being afraid of fish oils)

7/11/2013 - Quackity quack, the quacks are back, and this time they're targeting fish oil supplements, claiming that taking fish oils raises your risk of prostate cancer. Hogwash. This is just another case of pure fearmongering quackery by the anti-vitamin crowd. Remember: All these people attacking vitamins...

Left-leaning Alternet wildly discredits itself by headlining vitamin doomsday propaganda from vaccine pusher Paul Offit

6/26/2013 - When it comes to watching online publishers self destruct, it doesn't get any more bizarre than this. Left-leaning Alternet, a news source that has long enjoyed a reputation of putting out respectable content on issues like civil liberties and social justice, has just committed "integrity suicide" by...

Top children's vitamin brand chock-full of GMOs, aspartame and other deadly ingredients

6/20/2013 - Do you know all the ingredients contained in the multivitamin you feed to your children? Thousands of American parents apparently do not, as one of the top selling multivitamins for children, Flintstones Vitamins, is loaded with genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), aspartame, aluminum, petroleum-derived...

B vitamins slow progression of Alzheimer's: Study

6/15/2013 - Large daily doses of B vitamins may protect vulnerable populations from the brain shrinkage and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in May. The...

B vitamins help reduce brain shrinkage and may prevent Alzheimer's disease

6/8/2013 - Alzheimer's disease is pathologically characterized as a reduction in brain volume, commonly referred to as shrinkage, as well as amyloid protein tangles that prevent efficient communication between neurons by altering chemical and electrical signaling. Fortunately, many natural nutrients (curcumin,...

Panic attacks, anxiety linked to low vitamin B and iron levels: Study

5/31/2013 - If you suffer from anxiety or develop occasional panic attacks marked by bouts of hyperventilation, you could merely be experiencing the side effects of an underlying nutrient deficiency that is easily correctable. This definitely appears to have been the case with 21 people who participated in a recent...

Multivitamin breakthrough delivers nutrients from food, not isolated chemicals; many multivitamins now obsolete

5/9/2013 - It's one of the biggest cover-ups in the history of nutrition: Those "conventional" multivitamins sold at grocery stores, pharmacies and big-box stores are filled with synthetic chemicals that are fraudulently called "vitamins." Ascorbic acid, pyridoxine (B6), niacin (B3), magnesium oxide and dozens...

B vitamins can help prevent breast cancer

4/18/2013 - New research suggests that ingredients found in B vitamins could help reduce the risk and incidence of breast cancer, particularly folate, a water soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. The study of 1,412 women, by researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, found...

The 10 worst toxins hidden in vitamins, supplements and health foods

3/26/2013 - I'm absolutely shocked at how many people don't investigate what's really in the products they swallow. When something is sold as an herb, vitamin, superfood or supplement, they think it's automatically safe. And while the natural products industry has a truly remarkable safety record -- especially...

Measure the vitamins and minerals before you buy them - a mobile scanner to detect nutrient density in produce

3/7/2013 - Forget the smell, visual and squeeze tests, perhaps there's a better way to determine the "health" of a piece of produce before adding it to the basket at the grocery store or produce stand. It's true that not all carrots are created equally. Soil conditions, including quality and type, amount of...

Six crucial things to watch out for when buying vitamins and supplements

2/27/2013 - Not all vitamins and dietary supplements are the same. Many popular supplement brands, in fact, contain artificial additives, synthetic flow agents, chemical colorings, and even imitation vitamin compounds that your body does not recognize and cannot fully process. So how can you know whether or not...

Vitamins A, D and K2 build healthy bodies but are missing in modern diets

2/22/2013 - The fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are essential for building strong healthy bodies. These vitamins work together and also help to absorb other essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are required for optimal functioning. Fat soluble vitamins support bones, teeth and a healthy immune system....

Vitamins can reduce the symptoms and duration of the flu and provide natural immunity from viral and bacterial infections

1/25/2013 - Vitamins can reduce the symptoms and duration of the flu and provide natural immunity from viral and bacterial infections. Research has shown that vitamins taken before a flu can build immunity and prevent the flu. Taken during the flu, vitamins can shorten the duration and also mitigate the symptoms...

Here's how you are being profoundly manipulated by political parlor tricks and media sleight of hand

1/12/2013 - If you just got paid recently, you probably noticed your taxes went UP and your take-home pay went DOWN. Yes, this is true even if you voted for Obama, the very man who promised nobody's taxes would go up if he were elected President. This is the equivalent of a sleight-of-hand magician apparently...

Strengthen your immunity this cold and flu season with these vitamins and herbs

11/1/2012 - The cold and flu season is right around the corner so it's a good idea to get a head start on improving your immunity before it hits. There are plenty of vitamins and supplements that are currently known for possessing immune-enhancing properties. After all, washing your hands frequently and avoiding...

Study: Multivitamins drastically reduce cancer risk in men

10/23/2012 - It's not that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent over the years on cancer research has been a complete waste, but sometimes the simplest answer is the best one. In this case, researchers seem to have confirmed what science has known for quite some time: that a well-balanced diet is the "secret"...

B vitamins bolster immune response to fight infection and chronic disease

10/17/2012 - A vibrant immune response is important to fight viral infections and the common cold, but is also essential to protect against the development and progression of chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Many of the most advanced natural therapies to fight and treat the...

What vitamins to buy; stop throwing your money away

9/14/2012 - Do you currently buy your vitamins at the local grocery store, bulk club store, pharmacy, etc? More than likely, you are not getting what you paid for and are doing more harm than good. Getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals should come from food, and only then should you supplement with high...

Google Shopping blocks all vitamins and natural products - glitch or deliberate censorship?

8/19/2012 - If you have ever done any sort of comparison shopping online, chances are you have probably used Google's Shopping portal to pull up product information and compare prices. But if you live in the U.S. and try to use Google Shopping to buy vitamins, supplements, personal care products, and even many...

Prescription drugs cause nutrient depletion

8/16/2012 - Many people do not realize that the medications they take on a daily basis can negatively affect the amount of nutrients stored in the body. Numerous drugs actually deplete specific vitamins and minerals, causing a whole host of additional problems. Being aware of what is being depleted by the prescription...

Synthetic vitamins fuel sickness while enriching the corrupt medical industry

8/1/2012 - Are you taking a multi-vitamin that's killing you slowly? Did you think you were doing the right thing by jiggling that little pill out of its container and washing it down your throat every day in the name of health and wellness? Which ones are you taking; One-a-day, Centrum, Equate, or maybe you just...

Centrum vitamins are owned by Pfizer

7/13/2012 - Feeling a little run down? Are you stressed? Someone in the house ill, and you don't want to get it? In situations like these, many reach for vitamins. By definition vitamins are "organic components in food that are needed.... for maintaining good health." But do you know how to read the ingredient...

B vitamins lower homocysteine levels and provide significant stroke risk reduction

6/14/2012 - Stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the US, taking the lives of more than 140,000 people each year, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Three-quarters of those suffering from a stroke are aged 65 or older, often the result of decades of poor dietary and lifestyle...

Vitamins more effective at Type 2 Diabetes treatment than pharmaceuticals

6/8/2012 - A dramatic rise in obesity rates across the country in recent years has led to a parallel increase in new cases of diabetes, but not everyone who develops the chronic illness will need medication to deal with it. Some diabetes can be better controlled through the use of vitamins, contends noted pharmacist...

How to properly choose your children's vitamins

4/27/2012 - The human body requires a broad range of nutrients, both essential and nonessential, to maintain balance and good health. Essential nutrients are the ones the body cannot make for itself (or are produced in limited amounts) and must therefore be consumed through diet. The human body also requires many...

Enriching gluten-free and wheat products doesn't make them healthy

4/14/2012 - The Standard American Diet, otherwise referred to as S.A.D., consists of low quality factory farmed meats, over-processed packaged foods with vitamins and minerals added back in, condiments, and a leaf of iceberg lettuce as the vegetable for the day -- SAD indeed. Packaged processed foods made with...

Nutrition 101: Part 4 - Vitamins (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:11:27 PM - Vitamins are essential for the body to be able to put the nutrients in food to use. Because vitamins are not produced by the body, we have to get them through the food that we also eat! Our bodies only need a certain amount of vitamins, which can be provided by eating reasonable amounts of foods...

Vitamins and herbs for strong, healthy hair

1/23/2012 - Men and women alike desire thick, healthy and shiny hair. Chances are people who possess all of these traits are supplementing with certain vitamins and herbs, or eat a diet that feeds their hair these nutrients on a daily basis. Hair is not just an extension of our bodies. It has become a symbol of...

Ola Loa is a healthy alternative to sugar-laden children's vitamins and sports drinks

11/8/2011 - A recent report from NaturalNews about children's vitamins and sports drinks lets you know many of the popular mainstream brands of both of these types of products contain large amounts of sugar. Several of our readers wrote asking for suggestions on what they can use to replace the sugary substances....

B vitamins and omega fat ratio are critical to prevent Alzheimer's disease

11/6/2011 - Proper nutritional status, attained by consuming a healthy diet teamed with natural vitamins and minerals along with optimization of omega fat lipid ratios, can help to prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Researchers studying the effects of nutrition at Oxford...

Children's vitamins largely made of sugar and corn syrup

11/2/2011 - Those brightly colored gummy or chewable vitamins you give your children in hopes of providing them with more nutrients may actually harm their health. The sweetening ingredients added to make vitamins more attractive to children also put them at risk for obesity, diabetes, asthma, diarrhea and other...

Will vitamins really kill you? Health Ranger interviews Dr. David Brownstein about media's latest attack on vitamins

10/19/2011 - The mainstream media has been having a field day with a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine that came to the outrageous conclusion that vitamins may be unsafe and possibly deadly for older women. But in a recent segment on Infowars Nightly News (INN), fill-in host Mike Adams,...

Vitamins are deadly? Media hoax exposed, part two

10/17/2011 - Yesterday, we published a groundbreaking article exposing the total media hoax that has been running in the mainstream media over the past week or so. The hoax involved a fraudulent study using altered data which claimed to show that "vitamins are deadly!" But the actual data from the study didn't reach...

Media hoax exposed: Recent attack on vitamins a fabricated scare campaign

10/16/2011 - TIME, USA Today, MSNBC, NPR, CTV, the LA Times and numerous other mainstream media outlets have all been running a juvenile hoax over the last week. Through various misleading headlines, they're all claiming that vitamins might kill you. Here are some of the headlines: Study links vitamins to higher...

The invasion of chemicals in vitamins and supplements

9/27/2011 - The general public is still shopping at Walmart and common drugstores for synthetic multivitamins and calcium supplements. The bad news is what you don't know might hurt you. Walking into a nutritional nightmare is easy if you don't know about supplements. Dangerous supplement's can reverse what...

Take action NOW to stop FDA from turning your vitamins and supplements into unapproved 'food additives'

9/1/2011 - We here at NaturalNews cannot stress enough how important it is to take the time to fight back against the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) latest assault against vitamins and dietary supplements. Proposed guidelines put forth by the agency for "New Dietary Ingredients" (NDIs) propose treating...

Support bill to include vitamins, dietary supplements as eligible medical expenses in FSAs, HSAs

6/28/2011 - Individuals who help pay for their medical expenses with Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) may soon be able to use these programs to buy herbs, vitamins, minerals, meal replacement products, homeopathic remedies, and various other dietary and health supplements...

Prevent age-related diseases by consuming high levels of vitamins and minerals

6/6/2011 - Most people who live in developed nations like the United States assume they get plenty of the necessary vitamins and minerals as part of their normal diets, and that they do not need to take vitamin supplements. But a new study published online in the FASEB Journal suggests otherwise, explaining that...

Danish food safety laws ban products containing added vitamins, allege they are threat to public health

6/2/2011 - So-called food safety laws enacted in Denmark back in 2004 have restricted the sale of any food products that contain added vitamins and minerals, and all on the outlandish premise that such nutrients are a threat to public health. And just recently, the country banned Marmite, a popular food spread...

Comfrey contains many vitamins, minerals and healing properties

5/18/2011 - Comfrey (also known as knitbone) is often referred to as a miracle herb because of the fact that it has healing properties and contains a host of vitamins and minerals. The nutritional value of this herb is almost comparable to many other green leafy vegetables, which we consume on a daily basis. It...

Lack of vitamins C and E linked to metabolic syndrome

2/2/2011 - What do millions of Americans who have plenty to eat have in common with poverty level Ecuadorians consuming a limited diet? A lot, when it comes to poor health. A new epidemiological study has revealed that low-income, older residents of Ecuador have high rates of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of...

B vitamins proven to slow progression of dementia, Alzheimer's

1/16/2011 - Mega-doses of B vitamins may significantly slow brain shrinkage and slow the progression of dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal PLoS One. "This is a very dramatic and striking result," lead researcher David Smith said. "It's...

High levels of vitamins C and E help prevent metabolic syndrome

1/7/2011 - The precursors to cardiovascular disease and diabetes include a range of markers collectively known as metabolic syndrome. And researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University have found that maintaining high levels of both...

B Vitamins shown to lower risk of Alzheimer`s Disease

11/4/2010 - Alzheimer`s disease cases are growing at an unprecedented rate with new cases expected to double by the year 2030. A news release from Alzheimer`s Disease International considers this the single most significant health and social crisis of the 21st century. There is much confusion about the factors...

B vitamins cut risk of lung cancer by 50 percent

10/9/2010 - A higher daily intake of B vitamins may decrease lung cancer risk, according to a study conducted by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers followed 400,000 people from 10 European countries for...

Vitamins Get Rid of Dark Circles under the Eyes

8/18/2010 - Although the dark circles under the eyes may not cause any serious health problem, they are often a cause of great cosmetic concern, adding years to your appearance or making you look haggard or unhealthy. There are a number of different natural remedies for dark under eye circles - such as vitamins....

Top whole food multivitamin supplements

6/18/2010 - Multivitamin supplements can be a great way to get the extra vitamins and minerals that are lacking in everyday foods. Besides the fact that most prepared food is highly processed, cooked, pasteurized or otherwise depleted of its natural nutrient content, the overused soil in which most of our commercial...

Vitamins Prevent Hair Loss: Vitamin A, B, C, D, and Vitamin E

6/18/2010 - Many nutrients have been shown to prevent hair loss and grow hair. Hair loss can be caused by vitamin deficiency, or by other causes such as aging, drug use, or infections. Adding vitamins to the diet grows hair by improving circulation, reducing stress, and adjusting hormones, all of which are known...

New Study Finds Multivitamins and Calcium Slash Breast Cancer Risks

5/10/2010 - A new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting has found that women who take multivitamins and calcium drastically reduce their odds of getting breast cancer. The study, conducted at the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, found that women who routinely took...

Zero deaths caused by vitamins, minerals, amino acids or herbs

1/21/2010 - To hear opponents of natural medicine say it, vitamins and herbs are extremely dangerous for your health. They should be regulated, we're told, because they're so dangerous! Statistics from the U.S. National Poison Data System prove otherwise. According to a 174-page report just published, the number...

Conquer Holiday Stress with Foods Packed with Stress Vitamins

12/11/2009 - We find ourselves in the middle of the holidays with stress creeping into our lives. Weaving a vitamin group, known as the stress vitamins, into your daily routine may be an effective way to reduce stress. You should also take into consideration that daily exercise and meditation are other important...

Kellogg's claims sugary "Cocoa Crispies" cereal can boost your child's immunity (opinion)

11/3/2009 - The world of bizarre nutritional claims by sugary cereal makers just got a little more weird this week when Kellogg's began shipping boxes of Cocoa Krispies emblazoned with the ridiculous claim, "Now helps support your child's IMMUNITY." If processed white sugar, partially-hydrogenated trans fat...

Review: Pure Synergy and Vita Synergy food-based vitamins and supplements

9/10/2009 - Yesterday, I wrote a story about the potential dangers of titanium dioxide, a chemical excipient used in many low-grade vitamins and supplements. Following that story, many people wrote me, asking, "Is there a vitamin that's completely free of excipients and fillers?" As it turns out, there is. It's...

Titanium dioxide in vitamins and supplements: Is it safe for human consumption?

9/9/2009 - Because I take a large number of nutritional supplements, I've become increasingly concerned over the years about supplement excipients, binders and fillers. One ingredient frequently used in vitamin manufacturing is titanium dioxide, a nanoparticle powder made of fine titanium bits. It's best known...

Learn the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamins

7/21/2009 - The body performs different functions at different times of the day. Many people suggest adding food supplements at varied times of the day to accommodate for the digestion and assimilation of these nutrients. At night, many suggest taking calcium. This is because calcium is utilized at night, and...

Vitamins Slow Eye Degeneration in Senior Citizens

6/26/2009 - A specific combination of vitamins and other nutrients may significantly slow down the rate of sight loss in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness in the elderly, according to new research conducted at Queen`s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. A team of scientists...

The Beauty of B: Why You May Need More of the Vitamin B Complex

5/31/2009 - Vitamin B comes in many forms, and all of them are necessary for healthy living. Getting plenty of B vitamins - usually much more than the recommended daily allowance - can improve heart health and symptoms of depression, and can also work to improve energy levels and brain function. The complex...

Vitamins B6, B12 and Folic Acid Found to Ward Off Age-Related Macular Degeneration

3/15/2009 - According to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness among persons aged over 65 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Some good news, though, was revealed in a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. It had found that intake...

Vitamins Protect Against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

2/23/2009 - According the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have hearing loss most likely caused by exposure to loud sounds or noise at work, home, or during recreational activities....

Children's Vitamins No Healthier than Candy

2/11/2009 - Many children's vitamins contain so few nutrients in such low doses that they are no healthier than candy, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Nutritional Education in conjunction with www.supplementscompared.com. "Parents need to be aware that a lot of the supplements...

Women's Multivitamin Study Seriously Flawed, As Usual

2/10/2009 - A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine claims that multivitamins are useless at preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease in women. The mainstream media has predictably picked up on this story, gleefully running it as "proof" that nutrition is worthless and only pharmaceuticals...

Six Important Supplements Everyone Should Take

12/28/2008 - In today's world full of confusion and conflicting information on supplements and supplementation, it`s often very hard to know what to take or even whether we should be taking any supplements at all. You need to know the truth on this subject and to know what is worth your time and money and what is...

Knowing the Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Vitamins Is Vital to Good Health

11/6/2008 - Since the Pan-pharmaceutical scare in Australia a few years back, many small natural vitamin businesses went out of business. A glance on the shelves of the vitamin retailers shows a narrower range of choices. More pharmaceutical companies are selling vitamins. However many of the better quality...

U.S. Doctors Should Prescribe Vitamins Rather Than Placebos

10/31/2008 - The New York Times reported recently that American doctors regularly prescribe placebos to patients. The survey involved 679 randomly chosen internists and rheumatologists, among them about half reported recommending placebos regularly. Doctors in Denmark, Israel, Britain, Sweden and New Zealand responded...

The Health Ranger Answers Common Questions About Nutritional Supplements (transcript)

9/4/2008 - The following is a transcript of a broadcast of The Health Ranger Show. You can find the downloadable audio of this program here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html What is the biggest myth about nutritional supplements? You've often wondered about that haven't you? There is a lot of...

Multivitamins Explained: Supplementing Can Help You Reach Optimal Health

7/14/2008 - Everyone needs a balanced diet! Everyone requires proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibers, vitamins, minerals and amino acids every day. The right diet can strengthen the muscles and bones as well as improve overall health. Vitamins are vital substances that are required for normal growth and functioning...

Forget the Headlines - Keep Taking Your Vitamins and Minerals

6/25/2008 - A "new" study condemning the use of vitamins and classifying them as ineffective and potentially dangerous is generating headlines throughout the mainstream media in the United States and Europe. Apparently generating headlines was the sole intention, as the study is neither new, scientific nor objective. The...

The truth behind the headlines about antioxidants and vitamins

6/4/2008 - If you've been reading the health headlines in the mainstream media recently, you might have come to the conclusion that vitamins are the most dangerous thing you could possibly consume. Headlines declare antioxidants to be useless, vitamin C to be dangerous and vitamin E to be deadly! Nutrition, it...

Media Misinformation: Another "Study" Shows That Vitamins Are "Useless"

5/13/2008 - Well it's that time again according to mainstream news. Time to come out with another study that supposedly shows that vitamins and anti-oxidant supplements are not only useless but can actually increase the risk of everything from premature death to getting type II diabetes in the case of Selenium. The...

Your Guide to Essential Vitamins and Minerals

5/7/2008 - The word "Vitamin" is composed of two parts: "vital" which means essential and "amine" because it was previously thought that this compound was amine in its nature. Multivitamins are a mixture of vitamins and minerals which are essential for the body to work and stay healthy. We sometimes try multivitamin...

Walgreens Mistakenly Replaced Prenatal Vitamins with Chemotherapy Drugs, Lawsuit Alleges

5/2/2008 - A couple from St. Louis has filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against Walgreen Co. after Chanda Givens had her prescription for prenatal vitamins filled instead with a chemotherapy drug that caused her to miscarry. Givens became pregnant in February and was given a prescription...

Vitamins A, C and E Increase Mortality! (and other nonsense from the realm of junk science)

4/16/2008 - The latest attack on vitamins A, C, E, selenium and beta-carotene comes from the Cochrane Library, a widely-read source of information on conventional health matters. In the paper published yesterday, these antioxidants were linked with a higher risk of mortality ("they'll kill you!"), and now serious-sounding...

Interview: Greg Kunin from Ola Loa reveals the health secrets of drinkable vitamins

4/10/2008 - In this NaturalNews exclusive interview, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) interview Greg Kunin of Ola Loa (www.DrinkYourVitamins.com) about nutrition, quality supplements, disease prevention and much more. Adams received no money to conduct this interview and earns nothing from the sale of Ola Loa products. Mike:...

The Vitamin Hoax: Big Pharma Speaks Through Reader's Digest Magazine

2/4/2008 - The cover of the November 2007 issue of Reader's Digest magazine makes a strong statement through a featured article entitled The Vitamin Hoax: 10 Not to Take. Written by Reader's Digest Senior Research Editor, Neena Samuel, the article cautions readers not to be duped into purchasing vitamins and supplements....

Natural Tooth Cure for Curing Cavities and Preventing Root Canals

1/30/2008 - It is not true that conventional dental treatments and fluoride are the only ways to heal your teeth from cavities. When struck with the diagnoses of a dental cavity, most people feel totally helpless or powerless to do anything about it themselves. The common belief about tooth decay is that once you...

Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 5: Superior nutrition for pet health

12/30/2007 - The following is part five of an interview between Mike Adams and Dr. Hand Liers, the chief formulator of products sold by Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI) (www.IntegratedHealth.com). To see all parts of this interview, search this site for "Dr. Hank Liers." Dr. Liers: I feel our animals...

Prenatal vitamins shown to reduce children's risk of cancer

11/2/2007 - Taking folic acid and multivitamins while pregnant can nearly halve the chance of a child getting a common cancer before the age of 18, new evidence from a Toronto children's hospital shows. The study, from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, was spurred when officials at the hospital noticed a drop...

NaturalNews readers demand retractions from major media outlets over erroneous reporting of antioxidant study

8/16/2007 - When the mainstream media refuses to print the truth about a significant study detailing the health benefits of antioxidants and, instead, parrots the erroneous conclusions of a pro-pharmaceutical medical association, it's time for citizens to take a stand and demand accountability. Today, NaturalNews...

Antioxidants, bad science and failure of the press to tell the truth

8/14/2007 - Following yesterday's announcement of a new study showing the phenomenal benefits of antioxidants for preventing heart disease in women, the mainstream media rallied behind a blatantly false distortion of the study designed to convince the public that vitamins E and C are somehow useless. The popular...

Unraveling the lies about the antioxidant study on vitamins E and C

8/13/2007 - A new study published in the August 13, 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that vitamins E and C, when taken together, result in a significant reduction in the risk of strokes (31 percent) and heart attacks (22 percent). The study followed 8,171 women who were instructed to take relatively...

Had weight loss surgery? Take your vitamins to prevent dangerous nutritional deficiencies

4/19/2007 - A rare but serious complication arising from weight loss surgery can be easily prevented by taking vitamin supplements after the operation, according to a study published in the journal "Neurology." The brain condition, known as a Wernicke encephalopathy, is caused by a deficiency of thiamine (also...

Prenatal vitamins shown to reduce children's risk of cancer

3/4/2007 - Taking folic acid and multivitamins while pregnant can nearly halve the chance of a child getting a common cancer before the age of 18, new evidence from a Toronto children's hospital shows. The study, from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, was pursued when officials at the hospital noticed a drop...

The big vitamin scare: American Medical Association claims vitamins may kill you (opinion)

2/28/2007 - The latest round in conventional medicine's ongoing attempts to discredit (and ultimately outlaw) nutritional supplements is found in a highly questionable study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which claims that vitamins actually increase the risk of death. The...

Prenatal vitamins may reduce risk of brain tumors in children (press release)

11/6/2006 - Women who take multivitamins early in pregnancy may reduce the risk that their child will develop some types of brain tumors. Public health agencies already urge pregnant women to take multivitamins that contain folic acid early in pregnancy to reduce their fetus's risk of developing a neural tube...

John Hammell of International Advocates for Health Freedom discusses health freedom under siege; Part 1

10/16/2006 - Mike: Hi, I'm Mike Adams and I am here today with John Hammell of NoCodexGenocide.com to talk about Codex, the supplement industry and why people need to get involved in the fight for health freedom. Give us a little background, please, John. John: I am the president of International Advocates for...

Prenatal vitamins reduces risk of brain tumors in newborns

9/22/2006 - (NaturalNews)A new study published in the September issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention suggests that women who take multivitamins right after becoming pregnant or early in the pregnancy reduce the risk of some types of brain tumors in the fetus. Dr. Greta Bunin of the Children's...

Interview - Greg Kunin of Ola Loa explains why it's better for you to "drink your vitamins" for optimum nutrition

8/17/2006 - Mike: Hello everyone. Thanks for joining me again. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here with Greg Kunin of the Ola Loa vitamin company, one of my favorite vitamin companies. You've heard me talking about his company over the last year. "Drink your vitamins" is the slogan. Greg Kunin: Couldn't...

Enhancing health with a multivitamin

3/1/2006 - "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But then, you also need a banana, an orange, a pear, a handful of carrots, some avocado, a head of lettuce, some tomatoes ... the list goes on. Did you make sure to get your five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables today? How about yesterday and the day...

The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine

1/4/2006 - One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach,...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate

12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

Accunatural skin care product treats acne with vitamins, minerals and herbs

10/17/2005 - Acne may seem like no big deal for those of us who have never had it -- or who only had it for just a few years during puberty; but for many teens, having acne can feel like the end of the world. The damage it does to one's self esteem during the time when it's the most fragile can be devastating. Even...

Vitamin warning! Some nutritional supplements use hydrogenated oils as filler

10/13/2005 - The next time you buy soft-gel vitamins, you'd better take a look at what's inside them. Would you be surprised if I told you that vitamin companies are taking one of the most toxic food ingredients known to mankind and putting it in soft gels as a filler? It's absolutely true. You can find it in vitamins...

A call to action: how we can beat the European Food Supplements Directive

7/13/2005 - They actually pulled it off. The protectors of drug company profits have managed to engineer a ban on vitamins across the European Union. The European Food Supplements Directive goes live August 1, and it will instantly criminalize retailers who dare to sell products like vitamin C in "illegal" doses. The...

Interview with Greg Kunin of Ola Loa (DrinkYourVitamins.com)

7/11/2005 - Mike: I'm here today with Greg Kunin of the OlaLoa Company: "Drink Your Vitamins." Thanks for taking a few minutes to chat with me today. Kunin: It's a pleasure to be here. Mike: Could you give people a description of what this is all about? How can people "drink their vitamins," what products...

Are the coral calcium claims by Bob Barefoot credible and believable?

6/6/2005 - A reader asks, "Mike, I recently ran across a book titled 'The Calcium Factor,' authored by Robert Barefoot. He extols the almost miraculous healing powers of calcium, especially coral calcium. And I would like to know what you think about this. The fact that Bob Barefoot seems to have significant financial...

Why organized medicine wants to outlaw nutrition and turn healers into criminals

6/6/2005 - How about some truth for a change about the Food Supplements Directive in the European Union? The proponents of this directive say that it's about protecting patients from all these dangerous vitamins, minerals, supplements, plant extracts and antioxidants that are so dangerous for people. They say,...

The A-List: Top Products Recommended By Mike Adams

5/24/2005 - These are products and services I personally use and highly recommend to others. They include health products, technology products, services and food & grocery items. Nobody pays to be listed here. I do not earn affiliate fees, kickbacks or sponsorship fees of any kind for listing products here. Health...

The inside scoop: Natural Health Products Expo West industry event

5/23/2005 - I recently returned from the Natural Health Products Expo West, where I learned some interesting things. One of those is that if you want to get the real hardcore health information, the hidden treasures of the natural healthcare community, you have to get face to face with the innovative small business...

Taking a daily multivitamin is not sufficient for good nutrition

4/28/2005 - One common misconception about nutrition is thinking you only have to take one multivitamin a day, and then you're set. People think, "OK, I've covered all my vitamins and minerals for the day because I took this one pill, and that's it." I have to laugh at that, because even though multivitamin pills...

Whole food nutritional supplements offer better health benefits than isolated vitamins and minerals

4/28/2005 - In the natural health community, what we've learned over the years as scientists and observers of human nature is that the human body is not designed to consume isolated nutrients and use them effectively. It must take in a full spectrum of supporting complementary nutrients as they exist in nature....

Vitamins are deadly! ...and other nonsense you will hear in the mainstream press

10/1/2004 - A new wave of anti-vitamin hysteria is making waves in newspapers, magazines and news networks around the world. You have may have seen some of the headlines that say things like, "Deadly side effects of vitamins," and imply that vitamins will kill you. Many conventional doctors and critics of nutrition...

Bizarre! Government of Denmark tells Kellogg's to take vitamins out of their breakfast cereals

8/19/2004 - In a move that can only be described as bizarre, the government of Denmark has banned the sale of fortified breakfast cereals made by Kellogg's. These include Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, and Special K. Why were they banned? Because they are fortified with vitamins like vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, iron...

Can Vitamins and Soy Prevent Cancer?

8/7/2004 - Tens of millions of Americans are now working to prevent cancer by taking supplements and adding functional foods to their diets. $18 billion were spent last year on dietary supplements aimed at preventing cancer, and baby boomers are buying vitamins, minerals, and medicinal herbs in record numbers...

American Heart Association's Advice on Vitamin E and Antioxidants is Terrible Advice, Highly Distorted, and Prone to Actually Cause Heart Disease

8/6/2004 - The American Heart Association, which has for decades fought against vitamins and nutritional supplements, has now found a new reason to recommend that people stop taking vitamins -- and instead start taking cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs like statins. The new evidence? A review of older studies,...

Dietary fat is necessary for absorption of vitamins, nutrients and phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables

7/28/2004 - A fascinating new study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that dietary fat is necessary for the absorption of nutrients from fruits and vegetables. In the study, people who consumed salads with fat-free salad dressing absorbed far less of the helpful phytonutrients and vitamins...

Medical community concedes that multivitamins are important for health, but only after decades of denying benefit from vitamins

7/21/2004 - It only took 38 years for the American Medical Association, old-school doctors and conservative medical authorities to admit that vitamin supplements are, in fact, necessary for optimum health. That's not bad: four decades is moving pretty fast for these slow-thinkers. Year after year, they were shutting...

Vitamin makers sell candy multivitamins to children

7/8/2004 - How do you get a child to take their vitamins? Hide them in a sugary lollipop or gummi bear. As we're seeing in today's marketplace, more and more candy vitamin products are becoming available for children, and their sales are skyrocketing. But is it good nutrition? To answer that question, you have...

Looking for organic vitamins? Grocery store foods are fast becoming a poor source of nutrition

6/13/2004 12:00:25 PM - It's becoming inreasingly clear that even if you eat right -- choosing fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store -- you won't be getting adequate supplies of organic vitamins and minerals. ("Organic" means vitamins in their natural form rather than synthetic.) A report published by the...

Vitamins & minerals in a spray? Popular sublingual spray product puts liquid vitamins in a spray bottle

6/13/2004 11:20:24 AM - It's fast becoming popular: vitamins & minerals in a spray bottle format. For people who can't take pills, capsules or tablets, these liquid vitamins ("sublingual sprays") certainly seem to make sense from a convenience point of view. But are they effective? In other words, are these vitamins...

Millions around the globe suffer from nutritional deficiencies due to lack of vitamins and minerals

5/12/2004 4:05:25 PM - A new report by UNICEF and The Micronutrient Initiative says that millions of people around the world are lacking key vitamins and minerals like iodine, folic acid, and zinc. The report is accompanied by pictures of people in third world countries. But here's the real story on this news: the...

Vitamins under attack by distorted research: attempts to discredit nutritional supplements continue

5/9/2004 9:05:25 PM - The mainstream press is awash in headlines claiming that vitamins are now suddenly bad for your heart. It's hogwash, of course. Their evidence? Certain vitamins were found to inhibit the liver's ability to break down so-called "bad cholesterol." Now here's the real story on this study. First,...

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