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Micronutrients

‘Frequency-specific microcurrents’ to the rescue for pain, injury and illness

Posted January 2, 2014

Frequency-specific microcurrents (FSM) are an innovative system of treatments using micro-amperage current and frequencies on tissues to create healing and eliminate pain. There are hundreds of FSM practitioners around the world. Physicians utilizing the original electromagnetic therapy in the 1920s were threatened with license removal, causing the practice to go out of use for decades. In 1995, Dr. Carol McMaken rediscovered this safe practice and led its resurgence. Current licensed FSM healthcare providers include medical doctors, chiropractors and massage therapists. They utilize this innovative technique to expedite the body’s natural healing from illness, inflammation and injury.

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Extracellular micronutrient levels and pro-/antioxidant status in trauma patients with wound healing disorders: results of a cross-sectional study

Posted December 5, 2013

Disorders in wound healing (DWH) are common in trauma patients, the reasons being not completely understood. Inadequate nutritional status may favor DWH, partly by means of oxidative stress. Reliable data, however, are lacking. This study should investigate the status of extracellular micronutrients in patients with DWH within routine setting.

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HIV progression ‘delayed’ with micronutrients and multivitamins

Posted November 27, 2013

New research suggests that multivitamin supplements taken long-term, alongside a micronutrient called selenium, delay HIV progression in patients with early stages of the disease and reduce the risk of immune decline and illness. This is according to a study published in JAMA.

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Micronutrients supplementation and nutritional status in cognitively impaired elderly persons: a two-month open label pilot study

Posted November 18, 2013

Malnutrition is a widespread problem in elderly people and is associated with cognitive decline. However, interventional studies have produced ambiguous results. For this reason, we wanted to determine the effect of micronutrient supplementation on blood and tissue levels and on general nutritional status in persons with mild or moderate cognitive impairment.

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Prenatal Micronutrient Supplementation and Postpartum Depression

Posted February 5, 2013

In a study involving 475 women from the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition study, mean nutrient intakes from supplements were found to be higher in women with lower EPDS (postpartum depression) scores, particularly selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Micronutrients and pregnancy; effect of supplementation on pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes

Posted February 1, 2013

Every year more than 20 million infants are born with low birth weight worldwide. About 3.6 million infants die during the neonatal period. More than one third of child deaths are thought to be attributable to maternal and child under nutrition.

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Antioxidant Micronutrients May Improve Arthritis

Posted October 6, 2012

A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial involving 32 subjects with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) found that symptoms were improved with glucosamine-based combination supplement.

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Greater Miconutrient Intake May Improve Sperm DNA

Posted October 3, 2012

A survey of micronutrient intake (vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc, and folate) among 80 nonsmoking men aged 22 to 80 years with no reported fertility problems demonstrated that those with the highest intake of vitamin C had approximately 16% less sperm DNA damage than those with the lowest intake. Similar findings were noted for vitamin E, folate, and zinc, but not for beta-carotene, according to findings published online in Fertility and Sterility.

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Microgreens: Tiny, but powerful

Posted September 11, 2012

Researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed a study to determine the level of nutrients in microgreens compared to their mature counterparts. What are microgreens exactly? They are tiny, immature versions of vegetables, herbs and other plants harvested anywhere from a week to two weeks after germination that tend to be about one to two inches long with the stem and leaves still attached.

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Many Trendy ‘Microgreens’ Are More Nutritious Than Their Mature Counterparts

Posted August 30, 2012

The first scientific analysis of nutrient levels in edible microgreens has found that many of those trendy seedlings of green vegetables and herbs have more vitamins and healthful nutrients than their fully grown counterparts.

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