What is McVitamins.com

Hi, my name is Chris. Let me tell you about this website.

I was concerned with the amount of degenerative diseases and other illnesses that occur due to nutritional deficiencies caused by faulty diet, and toxins in the environment such as drugs. Thus www.mcvitamins.com was created in 1999. 

Education is the best tool to getting healthy and maintaining that health. Understanding how the body works, what it needs to survive well and what to do naturally when it gets sick is valuable.

Learning these things is sometimes difficult due to the way that a lot of scientific papers and journals are written. They have their own language and unless you understand that language you have difficulty learning, if you can understand it at all.

Thus, I strive to write easily understood articles about health.

I also find that people would like to take natural remedies and not rely on drugs, but don’t know how to do this or what to do. Thus, the site also educates on what natural remedies to take.

I knew remedies that worked when the website was started and what to take to keep healthy. But, I then started researching different products.

As an example, in 2006, I found a workable remedy for nerve damage (neuropathy). I was particularly interested in this problem as people are given strong drugs (pain killers, anti-depressants and anticonvulsant) none of which are healthy as they cause nutritional deficiencies and are not all that workable. It only attempts to cover up the symptoms and does nothing to build health.

This product was the first on the market (2004) and for 11 years I’ve seen so many people relieved by giving the body what it needs to build healthy nerves. This product has since been followed by copycats and other opinions on what to do for this problem. However, I still promote this same product because this one works and it follows the science of what is needed by the nerves to be healthy.

This is only one example. I disagree with taking drugs as it only manages disease but doesn’t build health. I believe that if you build health, disease tends to fade away.

Thus, McVitamins.com continually researches information and nutritional solutions to help the individual to build health. 

McVitamins.com now has suggested products that can be ordered through this site, and links to other sites where you can order. 

Recommended products not only fit the criteria of handling the deficiencies the nutritional supplements were meant to handle, but has been researched and found to produce good results.

We do want to hear from you.  We’re interested in what you have to say?  What you like about our site, or what you don’t like. What other topics would interest you, or anything at all. We’d also like to hear any of your successes. 

“We need to shift our focus from treating disease to generating health..” Hippocrates (AMA”The Father of Medicine” 460 BC – 380 BC) 

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About the Author – Chris Daino was trained at C.U.N.Y, Brooklyn College in pre-med and later in the study of Nutrition.

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Why is What You Eat So Important?

So often I hear from various people that they don’t want to change their diet, they are too old to change what they eat and besides disease is really hereditary anyway

Is it?  I very often tell someone when they complain about the cost of healthy organic food, that they can spend more now or they can pay the doctor later.  Besides the pain, loss of income, and the anxiety of what might be wrong when they get ill, they miss out on all the energy they could have right now.

As an example of what a poor diet can do, may I present an article Diet of The Plague? What Went Wrong?

How does this work?

You have to understand that there are forty nutrients that cannot be made in the body. They are essential fatty acids, 15 vitamins, 14 minerals, and 10 amino acids. Collectively these forty nutrients are spoken of as the body’s requirements. From these our bodies synthesize an estimated 10,000 different compounds essential to the maintenance of health. All the forty nutrients work together. Therefore, the lack of any one might result in the underproduction of hundreds of these essential compounds. Probably no one nutrient is ever totally lacking from an otherwise adequate diet, but partial simultaneous deficiencies of many nutrients is common.

Your body needs these things every day to function. You have to start paying attention to what you eat, and make sure you take those vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids that are missing in your diet.

Rather than have to deal with sickness and heroic measures to save your life (surgery, drugs, etc.).  Isn’t it a better idea to build health?

Understanding what your body needs and providing it is your best Health Insurance.

We need to shift our focus from treating disease to generating health…” Hippocrates (“The Father of Medicine” 460 BC – 380 BC)

What is a Healthy Diet? 

Health Benefits of Food

Articles about Health

B Vitamin Deficiency and Neuropathy

B vitamins are the most important vitamins for nerve health. Once the nerve is damaged by the high blood sugars of diabetes, chemotheraphy, toxins, trauma, etc. etc. getting enough B vitamins is vital to building healthy nerves again.

But can a deficiency cause the condition?

Neuropathy can be a result of malnutrition caused by an unbalanced diet and by alcoholism . Alcohol does not allow the normal nutrients of the food you eat to be used.  It does not allow it to be absorbed and metabolized.  Thus, the person using alcohol winds up with malnutrition and the symptoms one normally observes as the result of heavy alcohol consumption. See Alcohol for more information.

Poor diet, vegan diet plans, gastric disorders, severely compromised immunity, etc. are just a few of the risk factors for vitamin B deficiency.

The main reason can be due to the lack of B12 in the diet. B12 deficiency can lead to a number of serious conditions and peripheral neuropathy is one of them. Usually this is more than just B12. These B vitamins work together.

Vitamin D. There is some thought that when a person has diabetes, his D levels go down and that might be a reason for the neuropathy. But that isn’t something that would on its own create the damage. It is the high blood sugars that lead to the nerve damage.

Many doctors after diagnosing someone with neuropathy will take blood tests to see if they have vitamin deficiencies. Because it is believed that neuropathy can be due to B12 deficiency, it is sort of reversed and the deficiency is then looked for.

Very often they can’t find a deficiency, however, the tests used are venous blood which is blood that is leaving the body. It doesn’t seem like a good test to determine what is in the cells. That is where it counts and where the deficiency would matter.

Healthy nerves can be determined as they do not burn, hurt or create coldness, etc. etc. If these symptoms are present the nerves are not healthy.

If the body had all the ingredients to build healthy nerves, they would by using up all the B vitamins and none would appear in the blood test.

However, often the B12 (and other vitamins) found in the blood can be due to laboratory created vitamins that the body cannot use. In fact, there are often a lot of deficiencies created by artificial vitamins found in “supplements” and processed foods. Have you ever seen “vitamin fortified” on a box? These are artificial vitamins made in the laboratory that the body does not recognize and will not use – and, in fact, it can “gum up the works”. See Natural vs Synthetic Supplements

Getting the right nutrients however will give the body what it needs to build healthy nerves again. Once the nerve is damaged it needs certain vitamins to build healthy nerves. An isolated B vitamin will not do that. It needs the various B vitamins to create health in the nerves. It is the nutritional support needed for neuropathy.z

To find out what the body needs for healthy nerves read Nerve Health

How About Not Putting Toxins in Your Body

How?  One way is not to eat anything with toxins.  Interesting idea isn’t it.

So one of the dubious foods that are toxic, or worse, we don’t know that interfering with food will do.  I’m talking about GMOs.   Genetically Modified Organisms, doesn’t sound very healthy to me.

Here is some links that will take you to:

GMO Companies (they don’t want you to know

How to Know if Food is GMO

GMO & Non GMO Labeling on Produce

GMO Free Companies

And so you know why – what is GMO 

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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