NutritionFacts.org

Here is a great website I just discovered that has lots of great information about nutrition. The doctor who runs the site creates daily two minute videos that cover the latest peer reviewed nutritional studies. What I particularly like is the videos that describe what is most healthy for you. Like which type of apple has the most antioxidants. Or which vegetables are best at fighting various cancers. The website is http://www.nutritionfacts.org I view the latest videos every day.

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Vitamin D and Reducing Cancer Risk

It now appears that it is necessary to take a lot more than the recommended daily allowance to reduce cancer with vitamin D. Current RDA is 400 IU but, "We found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4000-8000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce by about half the risk of several diseases -- breast cancer, colon cancer, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes," said Cedric Garland, DrPH, professor of family and preventive medicine at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. "I was surprised to find that the intakes required to maintain vitamin D status for disease prevention were so high -- much higher than the minimal intake of vitamin D of 400 IU/day that was needed to defeat rickets in the 20th century."
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222140546.htm

Ban is Advised on Two Top Pain Relief Pills

An advisory committee for the Federal Drug Administration recommended a ban on Percocet and Vicodin because of their effects on the liver. The drugs contain acetaminophen which is found in Tylenol and Excedrin. Each year 400 people die and 42,000 are hospitalized due to overdoses. People are using these drugs to limit or decrease the pain they are experiencing. Low back pain, neck pain, headaches are common reasons for taking it.
These are also the aches and pains that chiropractors can effectively treat. Now doesn't it make sense to see a chiropractor to see if he can help rather than risk liver damage by taking acetaminophen?

Pain's Message

Most people think of pain as an annoyance. Pain actually serves a very useful purpose. It is telling you that something is wrong and needs fixing or correction. However what most people do today is to take a pain pill that will make the pain go away. This is actually a bad idea because once the pain is gone then you are much more likely to do something which will aggravate your condition. So what you need to do is figure out why you are having you pain. Was it the first time in a while that you went to the gym and you now have sore muscles. Well that should go away in a day or two. Is it something that has been going on for months or even years? Then that definitely warrants further investigation. What happens is you may have some degeneration going on in your spine that is affecting the nerves going to your muscles. This should not be ignored. Degeneration in the spine is a progressive condition that if not stopped can lead to permanent decrease in space for the nerves to come out of the spine and greatly increases the chance of having problems now and in the future. So don't wait and let this condition continue.