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Supplements for 6 yr old?

Started by Hillary. Last reply by Hillary 23 hours ago. 4 Replies

My 6 year old was diagnosed 6 months ago and is still in the honeymoon period. Just curious if anyone has any recommendations that they feel have helped prolong this phase? Vitamins, supplements,…Continue

Flax Seed Oil

Started by Ila. Last reply by Ali Nov 24, 2013. 3 Replies

A neighbor takes flax seed oil to aid in lowering her cholesterol but she thinks it helps with her diabetes also. Has anyone else tried it? Or have you heard of someone else using it with good…Continue


Started by Lorrie Nov 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Has anyone heard, researched or tried this supplement?


Started by Lorrie Nov 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Has anyone heard, researched or tried this supplement?

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Comment by missrobbie on June 16, 2013 at 7:56am

For my retinopathy, I take Vision Enhancement. the pills is a combo of Grape seed, Astaxanthin, Bilberry and Lutein.

Comment by JaninaWalker on June 13, 2013 at 9:55pm

The ophthalmologist said not to come back for a year, so these supplements do help improve things.

Comment by JaninaWalker on June 4, 2013 at 11:39am

Becky, I want to say thank you for the Rutin comment months ago, I have been using it since then. At my November eye appt he said there was no change, no getting worse, so let's say it's working. I go again tomorrow.
I also read that Vitamins E helps, which I take a fair bit of, sometimes 1600iu a day, but sometimes forget, but also eat lots of nuts for the good fats.
With the Vitamin E, I bite off the end of a capsule and squeeze out a BIT to rub on a scar on my arm and then chew up and eat the rest and do that any time I remember as the bottle of 400iu capsules is right beside my computer. The scar, which I got from a fall in a LOW BS reaction, is now almost gone. It is even hard to see it, but used to be about 3-4 inches long.

Comment by JaninaWalker on March 18, 2013 at 9:40am

So when I put in "arterial Spasms" and "Vitamin E" this is the result...this link. And it is my favourite dog eared book on supplements that I have by my computer and have used for 10 years. Love it!! I was devastated when dear Dr Atkins passed away as I have read almost all his books and started in the 1970s, but this is my favorite.

Comment by JaninaWalker on March 13, 2013 at 10:57am

Today's CNN says...
"Azithromycin sold as Zithromax, Zmax,Z-pak
Used to treat infections of ear, lungs, sinus,skin
Drug can interfere with heart rhythms"

So, here is a different problem that can be caused by bacteria...urinary tract you know how doctors turn to drugs for everything....well I found in 5 days of having a lb of ginger over those 5 days, the infection resolved completely. I did not even need to ask for an antibiotic, and it cost me 99c to solve the bacterial infection with 1 lb of raw ginger.

You scrape the skin off with the side of a spoon, put it into a gizmo for cutting it in pieces...don't use a knife and risk cutting yourself as those things are HARD. I bought a french fry cutter and would have to place the ginger in it and even place it on a Styrofoam plate and stand on it to shove the blades through the ginger. Then with all the little pieces I would boil it in the microwave 2-3 times making tea. After the several teas made out of it, I would chew and eat the rest as at that point it was still gingery tasting but not so strong because most of the flavour had already come out of it by making 2-3 teas. So 1/5th of a lb would take a few hours to have while watching CNN. And I repeated the somewhat troublesome approach for 5 days. It sure worked.

I have some ginger that is looking like I should throw it out as even though I love the flavour, I didn't get around to using it. Currently, I don't have a need as I don't have an infection. Having ginger tea from a tea bag, likely won't have the same effect. I feel my chewing and eating it all was part of the solution.

For example when you cook carrots you eat them all, to get all the benefit. There are some people who make juice out of carrots. I even had a juicer, but I don't like to waste the fibre, so when the juicer was destroyed in a household flood, I decided not to buy another. I prefer to eat vegetables and fruit whole, rather than juicing them.

Garlic also has antibacterial properties.....add that to a meal too when you have a problem to overcome with bacteria.

Comment by Carl Edholm on November 7, 2012 at 11:09am

Dedene how did they work for you? Really like to know?


Comment by Ila on July 25, 2012 at 5:48am

If you change from taking Omega 3 fish oil to Krill oil, does anyone know the ratio? Does one Krill oil pill do the same as 4 of the others.

Comment by Dedene Nelson-Court on June 14, 2012 at 11:57am

I just saw a nutritionist who specializes in treating people with diabetes. She recommended Ergyoptyl from Nutergia Laboratories and MetaGlycemX from Bionutrics. The first is supposed to provide me with mega-doses of Omega 3s to protect my cells and detox, the second is also to protect cells especially the eyes.
I haven't started them yet but will let you know how I feel after a month on them.

Comment by JaninaWalker on May 30, 2012 at 3:39pm

There is a book I bought that ranks 1,500 MultiVitMins as I call them. I have been experimenting with a few to see if I could recommend them. I have not tried USANA, but two of their line do get a 5/5 rating, called the USANA Health Sciences HealthPak 100. Then also the USANA Health Sciences Essentials also gets a 5/5 star rating. The difference between the first and the second is that the first is a combination pack as some are pills and gell capsules, and the second is an all in one product that might have several caps of of the same thing as most of the really good supplements can not get everything into the same pill. I would suggest that the "kit" is likely a set of pills or capsules gelcaps and would be the better way to go as they separate the oil based vitamins form the drier viamtins and minerals. So, I'd say it is worth your while trying them. The pack you have mentioned my be a newer product than what was included in this book pulished a few years ago.

Comment by Carly on May 30, 2012 at 1:39pm
Has anyone heard of or have taken the vitamins called USANA? A friend of mine wants me to try the Ultra Health Kit.

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