Significance of 1940s Niacin Enrichment

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The Historical Significance of 1940s Mandatory Niacin Enrichment by W. Todd Penberthy, PhD (OMNS, Feb, 2017) In a newly published research study, Tissier and colleagues at the Universite ‘ de Strasbourg, France, identified wild hamsters that were eating primarily corn monoculture diets and exhibiting siblicide and maternal infanticide. Cannibalism was one of the theories for the decline of their population. Mother hamsters fed exclusively corn would take their pups, place them together with the stashes of corn they had stored in the cage, and start eating their young. Siblicide was also observed. Only 5 percent of the offspring of the females fed corn survived. The rest were eaten. For the other group fed a varied diet, 80 percent of the… Read More →

IV Vitamin C Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome

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(OMNS, Feb 1, 2017) Vitamin C is essential for life in humans, as the capacity to synthesize it has been lost in the course of our evolution. Besides its antioxidant properties and its role in collagen synthesis, vitamin C has been shown to boost the immune system, to markedly lower blood histamine concentrations, and to have antiviral activity. Large epidemiological studies have shown that intake of vitamin C and other antioxidants can protect against hypertension and the symptoms of diabetes mellitus (such as diabetic retinopathy), and can increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (thought to be protective), and enhance endothelial function. When vitamin C is infused intravenously at doses of 10,000 milligrams or higher, it can reach 100 times the level… Read More →

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

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January 23, 2017 Orthomolecular Medicine News Service To Give Credit Where Credit is Due Commentary by Allan N. Spreen, MD (OMNS, Jan 17, 2017) It caused me a degree of chagrin to read the interview published by Medscape on Nov. 8, 2016, concerning the possibility of a nutritional supplement preventing mental illness.[1] The interview is with a Dr. Robert Freedman, the psychiatrist who treated James Holmes, the man involved in the shooting of twelve movie-goers in a theater in 2012. Since clearly the current treatment of such individuals appears to leave something to be desired, the article discusses the possibility of a lack of a properly functioning nicotinic acetylcholine receptor being involved in mental disorders.[2] This receptor type is widely… Read More →

Access to Nutrition Therapy Videos

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January 23, 2017 Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, January 12, 2017 Free Access to Nutrition Therapy Videos (OMNS, Jan 12, 2017) Now is a good time to learn more about nutrition-based treatment of disease. Here are free resources:THAT VITAMIN MOVIE: Free screening until January 18. The world’s first feature-length documentary on vitamin therapy, already seen by over a million people, is now available for viewing free of charge. This film is completely independent, having received no funding whatsoever from the health products industry. https://thatvitaminmovie.com/ [Sponsor Links: FREE COLLOIDAL SILVER] Correcting the Molecular Basis of Depression and Anxiety Dr. Ron Hunninghake and Dr. Anne Zauderer discuss how your mood and emotions are influenced by a process in the body called methylation. Also… Read More →