Fast Foods – What they do to Your Health?

McVitamins was first published in 1999.   The title of the website is McVitamins – How to Survivie in Spite of a Fast Food Lifestyle.

Unhealthy, fast foods had become such a part of daily life.   The site was created to get people to understand what unhealthy nutrition can do to your health.    It has grown.   There are many subjects both preventative and what to do when you find you have a health problem.
There is a search function on the site and you can read up on whatever interests you.  The button above The McVitamins Website will bring you to the website.

We found an article recently about Fast Food entitled “Your Body & Fast Food”and wanted to share it with you.   You can find it here
To your health!

Grains – Are they good for you?

by Chris Daino

A lot of us know we can’t eat wheat. There are those who have “celiac’s disease” and then there are those who know that wheat and other grains just don’t agree with their digestive system.

There are many drugs available for the symptoms that are created by the problems many people have with digestion. And one has to ask the question, are these drugs necessary? Or is it something that I ate?

Here is an article on Grains



Gluten Free Foods – the New “Healthy Choice”

You have probably noticed a growing number of processed food products boasting with a label that says “Gluten-Free”.  It is the healthy choice.

It is interesting that a lot of people have gluten-free diets – they eat fruit, vegetables, meat – not processed foods.    But now you can actually buy ‘gluten-free’ pizza among many other gluten-free foods – cookies, cereals, breads, etc.

What does this all mean?   I decided to find out and here is an article on this

Gluten Free Foods – Are they healthy?


Nutrition & Health – What is Good Nutrition?

Nutrition is an important subject, although often ignored by most medical doctors as secondary, somehow relegated to something that comes about by just normal day to day eating.   I’ve never been certain how they think that you can get enough nutrition from fast food restaurants or the supermarket processed foods that most people consume.   Some doctors are catching on and recommending supplements but sometimes their understanding is limited in scope.   I keep asking when the subject will be reintroduced into medical schools so that we can have truly educated health care physicians in the medical field. (Did you know that homeopathy & herbal medicine was taught in medical schools before 1920?).

An example of ignoring nutrition was when  a friend had gallstones and her doctor wanted to remove her gallbladder. . II thought that the doctor would at least give her a diet which restricted some of the poor food choices she made, but no, he said she didn’t have to change her diet despite not having a gallbladder.   I was never sure why he didn’t think that diet had anything to do with gallstones.

Here is an article on nutrition that was published in “  which gives you a overview about nutrition and supplements.   Nutrition & Health

To your health!

Vitamin B May Protect Against Alzheimer’s and More

The reference by Dr. Mercola (link is below) talks about homocysteine being lowered in the body in the presence of vitamin B.  I was interested in forwarding this as homecysteine has also always been associated with heart disease and more and now Alzheimers.

Why?  The body needs cysteine.  It is vital to making Glutathione.
(Go to the link if you want to know more about Glutathione, the body’s master anti-oxidant).

Homeocysteine is part of a reaction in the body and is supposed to convert to cysteine.  But it needs B vitamins to convert.   Thus the need for the B vitamins.

Here is what the article is about:

B vitamins may slow brain shrinkage by as much as seven-fold in brain regions specifically known to be most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

High levels of the amino acid homocysteine are linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s; B vitamins are known to suppress homocysteine

Among participants taking high doses of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, blood levels of homocysteine were lowered as was the associated brain shrinkage – by up to 90 percent

Here is the full article:

B Vitamins and Alzheimer’s

To Your Health!

Why all of a Sudden is Everyone Deficient in Vitamin D?

I saw this title and immediately wanted to find out what it said.   I had noticed this change where people were taking mega doses of vitamin D and it was even prescribed by their medical doctor.    I then checked Dr. Oz’s take on it and he said “Most people are deficient in this crucial cancer-fighting vitamin. Find out how this supplement superstar helps to prevent 3 different types of cancer.”

Funny, talking about a vitamin as a preventative.   Perhaps, we should just build good health and not worry about “disease” and what we should take to try and ward it off.

Then I listened to Dr. Berg’s video which  explained how vitamin D worked and what relationship it had with other vitamins.   It is very much worth the time to understand this.

You can find it here Vitamin D

To your health!


Swollen Ankles

I’m forwarding this message from a nutritionist I follow as it is good advice to those with swollen ankles.

“On retaining water ; Potassium is good 600 to 1000 mg per day. You must start improving your cardiovascular system as it is a sign of poor circulation.”   Dr. Stephen Price

There are lots of good supplements that will help to improve circulation, so that gives you a direction to go in if you have swollen ankles.

To your Health!!