Sleep Apnea

The medical definition of sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep situation in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may potentially not get enough oxygen.

Find out what the symptoms are and what can be done – besides sleeping with a CPAP mask on.

Sleep Apnea

Do you want to take a Supplement that Include Herbs? – What you should know.

There are a lot of remedies on the market that includes herbs. Of course, the first thing you should check is the quality of any supplement whether herb or vitamin. Cheaper brands are not necessarily going to give you quality ingredients that will give you results. Here is an article on this Buying Less Expensive Supplements – Is it Worth It?

But on the subject of herbs especially regarding neuropathy, one needs to know the following.

Herbs cannot be taken in some cases with certain medications. You need to check with your pharmacist to see if the herbs and your medications are compatible.  Pharmacists have a database that they can check. 

As an example: There are no clinical trials showing that any herb can help repair the nerve damage that is neuropathy. Nor can it build healthy nerves. They do have some value in increasing blood flow, or calming the body, but not in the actual repair of the nerve which is what causes the neuropathy symptoms. 

There are many products being advertised as helping neuropathy with 4 or 5 different herbs extracts in them. It is questionable whether they have been tested together, and since there are no trials regarding neuropathy, questionable as to whether they will help or not.

A number of herbs taken together often causes stomach problems, such as heart burn.  They can create more problems.

Check out all the herbs in a formula. Remember, this is not like a herb tea, made by boiling the herb leaves, or sprinkled in your salad. These are herb extracts in much more potent amounts then found in nature. 

See a Pharmacists Video on How to take Supplements Safely

Do Drugs Save Lives?

I’ve heard people say this.  It really doesn’t seem to be a thought out comment but one which “everybody knows”.  I will sometimes hear it when I recommend a natural medicine or remedy. 

My question – Why would you take a petrochemical pharmaceutical instead of a natural medicine?  The answer – Because drugs save lives?


Well, when a person has neglected their health to the point where they areabout to succumb to a bad infection due to a compromised immune system, or succumb to heart disease, or any other aliment, it will save their life – well it will extend their life. But, that is the point at which you need to start building health. And actually building health is a good idea to do before you need to have your life saved by taking drugs.

But my question is why you would take a drug when there are so many alternatives that are safe and work just as well.  Why are people so afraid for their health that they would get a “flu shot” or take a “mold” based product (better known as penicillin)?  What is the matter with their immune system?  Yes, the flu can be very detrimental to someone with a  compromised immune system. But what happened that their immune system became compromised.

The missing step is maintaining health, and building health if it is compromised.

I haven’t known many medical doctors who will give you any advice on being healthy other than to tell you to exercise and to eat a healthy diet.  A medical doctor works to help you maintain your disease once you have one, so it doesn’t get any worse.  They are not in the business of building health.

So, maybe the right approach is building health and not eating what has been referred to as S.A.D. – the Standard American Diet.  

Find out what your body needs to be healthy and make sure that you get all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the foods that you eat. Or supplement if you can not get enough.   Eat for your health, not for your taste buds.


McVitamins.com is a nutritional educational site with lots of information about building health.   Here is our Site Index


To your health – McVitamins.com

Need a Stocking Stuffer? Or a unique gift?

What about the gift of health? Is anyone on your list in need of a good quality daily vitamin? Or a natural pain reliever? Do they need help to sleep? Or need more energy?

A Different Idea, a natural supplement gift.

Daily Vitamins – Life Support Formula

Pain Relief Cream

Real Energy Formula

Sleep Support Formula

Or check our index for more gifts.

B1 Deficiency, it mimics so many diseases

I have known B1 (thiamine) to be such an important vitamin.  It is so involved with your health.

But then I found an educational video by Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. about what a deficiency of B1 will do.   It is very informative.

I think with so many people depleting B1 by using caffeine, sugar, medical drugs, processed foods etc. etc.  that this is important to know.   I can affect the conditions such as  lack of tears, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and even memory problems.   But, etc. etc. etc.

Here is the video:

B 1 Deficiency

 

Dental Work & Surgery Nerve Problems?

It is common for people to experience different nerve damage symptoms after dental work. This is especially true of dental surgery and implants.

During the procedure, the nerve can be damaged. Yes, it most probably will get better in a few months if it isn’t extensive damage.

But are you willing to put up with numbness, and pain, tingling, etc. for 6 months? Why not give your body a head start in restoring your nerve health.

Read: Dental Work and Nerve Damage

Are you being sold “snake oil”?

I was watching a documentary about medical myths.   One really got my attention.

What is snake oil?  Snake oil is actually Chinese medicine.  It is created from a snake and used to help many things including sore muscles.  it appears that this was brought to American by the Chinese workers on the Trans Continental Road.  It was a huge back breaking job.  They used snake oil to help with their sore muscles.

It became popular.   But in the 1916 there was a salesman who was selling this.  Clark Stanley’s Snake Oil Liniment, the only Western produced snake oil known to have been examined.   It was tested and found not to include any snake oil. It a shoddy substitute.   He got arrested.

So the press had a field day and “snake oil” was now used to describe anything that  was deceptive telling people it would cure their ills when it wouldn’t.  I’ve even heard the term applied to the various alternative medicines available for health.

Why do I ask if you are being sold snake oil?  Well the body needs forty nutrients to be able to create and sustain health.  if you don’t have one of these, you can create deficiencies which result in 100s of chemical reactions not happening  So, we take vitamins and minerals to make sure we get what we need when we know our diet isn’t sufficient.   Fake food is in itself “snake oil”  as they promise to give you nutrition but fill the box with chemicals and additives not needed by the body.

But, what about your supplements?  Are you taking fake nutrition?  Are you taking Whole Food VItamins, food based that actually use food to give you what you need. Or are you taking “snake oil”?   Are you getting laboratory created similar sort of vitamins made of petrochemicals.

Find out more about whole food vs synthetic food vitamins. 

Health Benefits of Food

Have you noticed that most health articles are concerned with stopping a disease that the person has – or attempting to prevent a disease – which is actually stopping disease before it happens. And it all sounds scary.

What about we take our attention away from just fighting disease and start working towards health to create a healthy body.

Do you want to stop gum disease and decay, or just have healthy teeth?

Do you want to stop an infection after one starts, or just have a healthy immune system that prevents infections from happening?

The list of things that a healthy body creates goes on and on. 

The body runs on protein, carbohydrates and fats and 40 other nutrients that cannot be made in the body. These are 15 vitamins, 14 minerals, 10 amino acids & the essential fatty acids. The nutrients you need that cannot be made in the body all come from food.

What do you use to build a healthy body? Food. Sometimes if you can’t get enough of the nutrients you need from food, you might have to supplement. But you would do that with whole food supplements, not the artificial type that is made in a laboratory.

There are diets for overall health as well as diets for specific health issues. See below.  But addressing an issue and then continuing to create health eliminates the need for special diets in the future. 

You should eat for your health, not your taste buds.

Improve your diet & eat wisely – this is the best and least expensive form of “health insurance”. Building health is a lot more fun than trying to stop disease.

Diets –

Dental Health

Balanced Diet

Weight Loss by Building Health

Lower Blood Sugar Diet

Fat Burning Diet – No gimmicks

Fungus Link to Health

Eating to Help Your Adrenals

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Another new study… Low Carb Diets Will Shorten Your Life?

I guess the keto diet is becoming too popular and people are getting healthier.   Now their is a study done – contradicting earlier studies – that you need to eat more carbs for health??

New Scientific Study… what does it mean?  

Every other day it seems, there is a new study that is published which states that something is good for you or bad for you. It could be a study about food, or supplements, or how easy it is for you to get some dreaded disease. And there are many times that the study contradicts an earlier one.  And the next study contradicts that one. Do we believe them?

You need to know that studies are paid for by tax dollars and by companies that have a vested interest in the study. They are looking to prove that you should take a certain drug, or prescription vitamin, or that you should be wary of a specific way of living.

Vested interest means that they may be out to prove their hypothesis so they can sell you a drug or prevent you from using the competitor’s product.

Then there is the overwhelming problem, that one study doesn’t prove a thing. There are so many variables, that you can’t possible expect that a 100-300 person study (people who have been picked for the study) to show something conclusively.

So next time you decide you should not take something due to the “latest” study. Read up what it really is. Find out the science behind the nutritionally sound concept of nutrition or what your body needs to function.

Or investigate the actual studies and what other studies have been done – you can find them on PubMed.com

And here is a educational video by Dr. Berg giving you information about this latest study on Carbs