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VITAMINS AND MINERALS, etc.

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 ACONITE

ADDER’S TONGUE under lily or Fern

AGAR under seaweeds

AGAVE under centuary plant

AGOSERIS under hawkweeds

AGRIMONY

ALDER

ALFALFA

ALGAE under seaweeds

ALLSPICE

ALMOND

ALOE VERA under lily

ALUMROOT

AMARANTH

AMERICAN COFFEE BEAN

ANEMONES

ANGELICA

ANISE

APPLE

APRICOT

ARBUTUS TREE

ARECA

ARNICA

ARROW GRASS

ARROWHEAD

ARROWROOT

ARTICHOKE

ASH

ASPARAGUS under lily

ASPEN under poplar

ASTER

ASTRAGALUS

AVALANCHE LILY under lily

AVENS

AVOCADO

 

BALMONY

BALM under mint

BALSAM FIR

BALSAM ROOT

BAMBOO under grass

BANANAS

BANEBERRY

BARBERRY

BARLEY under grass

BASIL under mint

BASSWOOD under seaweeds

BASTARD TOADFLAX

BAY

BAYBERRY

BAYONETE GRASS

BEANS

BEAR GRASS under lily

BEARBERRY or UVA URSI

BEARD-TONGUE

BEDSTRAW under cleavers

BEECH

BEECHDROPS

BEEPLANT

BEETS

BELLADONNA

BELLWORT under lily

BENZOIN

BERGAMOT under mint

BETHROOT under lily, trillium

BETONY, WOOD under mint, wood betony

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BIG LOVE MEDICINE under aster

BILBERRY under blueberry

BINDWEED under hedge bindweed

BIRCH

BIRD’S FOOT TREFOIL

BISCUIT ROOT

BISTORT ROOT

BITTERROOT

BITTERSWEET

BLACK COHOSH under cohosh

BLACK NIGHTSHADE

BLACK SEED

BLACK TREE LICHEN under moss

BLACK-EYED SUSAN

BLADDERWORT

BLADDERWRACK under seaweeds

BLAZING STAR

BLOODROOT

BLUE COHOSH under cohosh

BLUE FLAG and YELLOW FLAG

BLUEBELL under lily

BLUEBERRY, BILBERRY, and HUCKLEBERRY

BLUE-EYED GRASS under lily

BLUE GRASS under grass

BOG LAUREL under western bog laurel

BOLDO

BONESET

BORAGE

BOXWOOD

BREADROOT under psoralea

BRIGHAM TEA

BROAD-LEAVED WILLOW HERB under fireweed

BROME under grass

BROOKLIME

BROOM

BROOMRAPE under cancer root

BROWN-EYED SUSAN

BRYONY

BUCHU

BUCKBEAN

BUCKTHORN FERN under ferns or thistle

BUCKTHORN

BUCKWHEAT

BUGLEWEED under mint

BULRUSH

BUNCHBERRY under dogwood

BURDOCK

BURNET

BUTCHER’S BROOM

BUTTERBUR under rhubarb

BUTTERCUPS

BUTTERNUT under walnut

BUTTERWORT

BUTTON MUSHROOM under mushroom

 

CABBAGE

CACTUS

CAJUPUT

CALAMUS or SWEET-FLAG

CALENDULA

CALIFORNIA HYACINTH under lily

CANCER ROOT or BROOMRAPE

CANTALOUPE

CARAWAY

CARDAMOM

CAROB

CARROT

CASCARA SAGRADA under buckthorn

CASHEW

CATNIP under mint

CAT’S CLAW

CAT’S FOOT under everlasting

CATTAIL

CAYENNE

CEDAR

CEDRON

CELANDINE

CELERY and WILD CELERY

CENTAURY

CENTURY PLANT

CHAMOMILE

CHAPARRAL

CHASTE

CHERRY

CHERVIL

CHESTNUTS

CHICKWEED

CHICORY under lettuce

CHILI PEPPER under cayenne

CHINA BRIER

CHINQUAPIN under oak

CHIVES under lily, wild chives

CHOCOLATE LILY under lily

CHOKECHERRY under cherry

CHRYSANTHEMUM

CILANTRO under coriander

CINCHONA

CINNAMON

CINQUEFOIL

CLASPING-LEAVED TWISTED STALK under lily

CLEAVERS and BEDSTRAW

CLEMATIS

CLOVER

CLOVES

COCAINE

COCOA TREE

COCONUT

COFFEE

COHOSH

COLOMBO

COLTSFOOT

COLUMBINE

COMFREY

CONDURANGO

CORALROOT

CORIANDER

CORK TREE

CORN under grass

CORYDALIS

COTTON

COTTONWOOD under poplar

COW PARSNIP

COWSLIP

CRAB GRASS under grass

CRANBERRY

CRANE’S BILL under geranium

CREOSOTE

CRESS, WINTER under cresses

CRESSES

CROWBERRY

CUCKOO PINT

CUCUMBER

CUDWEED or MOUSE EAR

CULVER’S ROOT

CUMIN

CURCUMIN under turmeric

CURRANT under gooseberry

CUSTARD APPLE

 

DAFFODIL

DAISY

DAMIANA

DANDELION

DARNEL under grass

DATE PALM

DEER GRASS

DELPHINIUM under larkspur

DEVIL’S CLAW

DEVIL’S CLUB

DILL

DITTANY

DOCKS

DODDER

DOG POISON

DOGBANE

DOG’S MERCURY

DOGWOOD

DONG QUAI

DOUBLE BLADDER POD

DRABA

DRAGON’S BLOOD under sanga de grado

DUCKWEED

DYER’S WOOD or WOAD

 

EASTER LILY under lily

ECHINACEA

EELGRASS under seaweeds

EGGPLANT

ELDER

ELECAMPANE

ELM

ENDIVE

ESPINHEIRA SANTA

EUCALYPTUS

EVENING PRIMROSE under primrose

EVENINGSTAR

EVERLASTING or LIFE EVERLASTING

EYEBRIGHT

 

FALSE AZALIA

FALSE CHAMOMILE or PINEAPPLE WEED

FALSEBOX

FALSE HELLEBORE under lily

FALSE JASMINE under jasmine

FALSE SOLOMON’S SEAL under lily

FENNEL

FENUGREEK

FERN ADDER’S TONGUE

FERN BERRY BLADDER

FERN BRACKEN

FERN BUCKTHORN

FERN CHRISTMAS

FERN CINNAMON

FERN DEER

FERN FEMALE

FERN FRAGILE

FERN INTERRUPTED

FERN LADY

FERN MAIDENHAIR

FERN MALE

FERN MOONWORT

FERN RATTLESNAKE

FERN SENSITIVE

FERN SPINY WOOD

FERN SWEET

FERN SWORD

FESCUE under grass

FEVERFEW

FEVERWEED under foxglove

FEVERWORT under boneset or bitterroot

FIG

FIGWORT

FIREWEED

FIT ROOT

FLAX

FLEABANE under horseweed

FLIXWEED

FLUELLIN

FOAMFLOWER

FOOL’S ONION under lily triteleia

FORGET-ME-NOT

FO-TI-TENG

FOUR-O’CLOCK

FOXGLOVE

FRANKINCENSE

FRINGE TREE

FRITTALARY under lily

FROSTWEED

FUMITORY

 

GAMOTE

GARDENIA

GARLIC under lily

GENTIAN

GERANIUM

GERMANDER under mint

GIANT HYSSOP under mint

GIANT PUFFBALL under mushroom

GINGER

GINKGO BILOBA

GINSENG

GLOBE FLOWER

GLOBEFLOWER

GOAT’S RUE under rue

GOAT’S-BEARD

GOLDENROD

GOLDENSEAL

GOLDENWEED

GOLDTHREAD

GOOSEBERRIES and CURRANTS

GOTU KOLA

GRAPEFRUIT

GRAPES

GRASS

GRASS BAMBOO

GRASS BARLEY

GRASS BLUE GRASS

GRASS BROME

GRASS CORN

GRASS CRAB GRASS

GRASS DARNEL

GRASS FESCUE

GRASS GREEN NEEDLE

GRASS HAIR BENTGRASS

GRASS INDIAN MILLET GRASS

GRASS JUNE GRASS

GRASS LEMONGRASS

GRASS MESQUITE

GRASS MILLET

GRASS MOUNTAIN HAIRGRASS

GRASS MUHLY

GRASS MUTTON GRASS

GRASS NODDING WOOD REED

GRASS OATS

GRASS OF PARNASSUS

GRASS ORCHARDGRASS

GRASS OTHER EDIBLE GRASSES

GRASS PERENIAL RYEGRASS

GRASS REED

GRASS RICE

GRASS SAND DROPSEED

GRASS SHORT-AWNED ORCHARDGRASS

GRASS SPIKE TRISETUM

GRASS SUGAR CANE

GRASS SWEET GRASS

GRASS THREE-AWN

GRASS WESTERN WHEAT GRASS

GRASS WHEAT

GRASS WILD RYE

GREASEWOOD

GREEN ASH under ash

GROUND CEDAR under moss

GROUND CHERRY under tomato

GROUND CONE

GROUND ELDER

GROUND IVY under mint

GROUND NUT

GROUNDSEL and RAGWORT

GUARANA

GUAVA

GUGGULIPIDS

GUM ARABIC

GUMWEED

GYNURA

 

HACKBERRY

HAIR BENTGRASS under grass

HARDHACK

HAWKWEEDS

HAWTHORN

HAZEL

HEAL-ALL under mint, self-heal

HEART’S-EASE under violet

HEATHER

HEDGE BINDWEED

HEDGE MUSTARD under mustard

HELLEBORE under lily, false hellebore

HEMLOCK, WATER

HEMP AGRIMONY

HEMP NETTLE under nettle

HENBANE

HENNA

HICKORY

HIGH BUSH CRANBERRY under cranberry

HOG PEANUT

HOLLY

HOLLYHOCK

HONEYSUCKLE

HOOKER’S FAIRY BELLS under lily

HOPS

HOP TREE

HOREHOUND under mint

HORSE CHESTNUT under chestnut

HORSEMINT under mint, bergamot

HORSERADISH

HORSETAIL GRASS

HORSEWEED

HOUND’S TONGUE

HOUSELEEK

HUCKLEBERRY under blueberry

HYACINTH BEAN

HYACINTHS under lily

HYDRANGEA

HYSSOP under mint

HYSSOP, WATER

 

ICELAND MOSS under moss

IMPATIENS

INDIAN BLACK DRINK under holly

INDIAN CUCUMBER

INDIAN HEMP under dogbane

INDIAN PAINTBRUSH

INDIAN PLUM

INDIAN POTATO

INDIGO

IPECACUANHA

IRISH MOSS under moss

IRIS under blue flag

IRONWEED

IRONWOOD

IVY

 

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

JACOB’S LADDER

JALAP

JASMINE or JESSAMINE and FALSE JASMINE

JIMSON WEED

JOE-PYE WEED under boneset

JUNE GRASS under grass

JUNIPER

 

KAVA KAVA

KELLA

KELP under seaweeds

KNAPWEED under centaury

KNOTWEED

KOHLRABI

KOLA

KOLA NUT

KOMBUCHA under mushroom

KUMQUAT

 

LABRADOR TEA under mint

LADY’S MANTLE

LADY’S SLIPPER

LAMB’S QUARTERS

LANTANA

LARCH

LARKSPUR

LAUREL under mountain laurel, western bog laurel

LAVENDER under mint

LEEK under lily

LEMON BALM under mint

LEMON GRASS under grass

LEMON

LEMON VERBENA

LETTUCE

LICORICE

LILIES

LILY ADDER’S TONGUE

LILY ALOE VERA

LILY ASPARAGUS

LILY AVALANCHE, YELLOW

LILY BEAR GRASS

LILY BELLWORT

LILY BLUEBELL or HAREBELL

LILY BLUE-EYED GRASS

LILY CHOCOLATE LILY under lily, false Solomon’s seal

LILY DAYLILY

LILY EASTER LILY

LILY FALSE HELLEBORE

LILY FALSE SOLOMON’S SEAL

LILY FRITALLARY

LILY GARLIC

LILY HOOKER’S FAIRY BELLS

LILY HYACINTHS

LILY LEEK

LILY LOTUS

LILY MARIPOSA

LILY OF THE VALLEY

LILY ONION

LILY PINK FAWN LILY

LILY SHALLOTS

LILY SOAP LILY

LILY SOLOMON’S SEAL

LILY TIGER LILY and WOOD LILY

LILY TRILLIUM

LILY TRITELIA

LILY TUBEROUS WATER

LILY TURK’S CAP

LILY TWISTED STALKS

LILY WHITE POND

LILY WILD CHIVES, ONION, GARLIC

LILY WILD YELLOW

LILY YELLOW WATER

LILY YUCCA

LIME under linden

LINDEN, LIME, or BASSWOOD

LION’S FOOT

LIVERWORT

LOBELIA

LOCOWEED under astragalus

LOOSESTRIFE, PURPLE

LOTUS under lily

LOVAGE

LOW WHITLOW-WORT

LUNGWORT

LUPINE

 

MACA

MADDER

MAGNOLIA

MA HUANG

MAIDENHAIR FERN under fern

MALE FERN under fern

MALLOW

MANDRAKE

MANGO

MAPLE

MARAPUAMA

MARE’S TAIL

MARIGOLD

MARIJUANA

MARIPOSA under lily

MARJORAM under mint

MARSH MALLOW under mallow

MARSH WOUNDWORT under mint

MASTERWORT

MAYAPPLE under mandrake

MEADOW FERN

MEADOWSWEET

MELILOT under clover

GRASS MESQUITE under grass

METREWORT

MEZEREON

MILFOIL under water milfoil

MILK PURSLANE under spurges

MILK VETCH under vetch

MILK WEED under spurges

MILKWORT under snakeroot

MILLET GRASS under grass

MINER’S LETTUCE under purslane

MINT

MINT A FAMILY

MINT BALM

MINT BASIL

MINT BERGAMOT

MINT BUGLEWEED

MINT CATNIP

MINT CURLED MINT

MINT FIELD MINT under mint wild

MINT GERMANDER

MINT GROUND IVY

MINT HOREHOUND

MINT HYSSOP

MINT LABRADOR TEA

MINT LAVENDER

MINT MARJORAM

MINT MARSH WOUNDWORT under mint purple hedge nettle (swamp hedge-nettle)

MINT MOTHERWORT

MINT MOUNTAIN

MINT OREGANO

MINT PATCHOULI

MINT PENNYROYAL

MINT PEPPERMINT

MINT PURPLE HEDGE NETTLE

MINT ROSEMARY

MINT SAGE

MINT SAVORY

MINT SELF-HEAL

MINT SKULLCAP

MINT SPEARMINT

MINT STONE ROOT

MINT THYME

MINT WATERMINT

MINT WHITE-LEAVED MOUNTAIN MINT under mint, mountain

MINT WILD or FIELD MINT

MINT WOOD BETONY

MISTLETOE

MOCK ORANGE

MONKEY FLOWER

MONKSHOOD under aconite

MONUMENT PLANT

MORNING GLORY

MOREL under mushroom

MOSS

MOSS BLACK TREE LICHEN

MOSS CAMPION

MOSS CLUBMOSS

MOSS FIR CLUBMOSS under moss, clubmoss

MOSS GROUND CEDAR

MOSS HAIRCAP or GROUND MOSS

MOSS ICELAND

MOSS IRISH

MOSS LITTLE CLUB under moss, clubmoss

MOSS LUNGWORT LICHEN

MOSS oak

MOSS PEAT MOSS under sphagnum

MOSS REINDEER

MOSS, RUNNING CLUBMOSS under clubmoss

MOSS SPHAGNUM

MOSS STIFF CLUBMOSS under moss, clubmoss

MOTHERWORT under mint

MOUNTAIN ASH under ash, mountain

MOUNTAIN AVENS under avens

MOUNTAIN HAIRGRASS under grass

MOUNTAIN HOLLY under holly

MOUNTAIN LAUREL

MOUNTAIN MINT under mint

MOUSE-EARED HAWKWEED under hawkweeds

MUGWORT under wormwood

MUHLY under grass

MULBERRY

MULLEIN

MUSHROOMS

MUSHROOM A INTRO

MUSHROOM AGARICUS FUNGI

MUSHROOM ARICUS AUGSTUS

MUSHROOM BEEFSTEAK FUNGUS

MUSHROOM BUTTON

MUSHROOM CEPE

MUSHROOM CHANTERELLE

MUSHROOM CORAL

MUSHROOM COTTONWOOD

MUSHROOM DRYAD’S SADDLE

MUSHROOM FAIRY RING

MUSHROOM FIELD

MUSHROOM HONEY or BOOTLACE FUNGUS

MUSHROOM HORN OF PLENTY

MUSHROOM HORSE

MUSHROOM KOMBUCHA

MUSHROOM MOREL

MUSHROOM OYSTER FUNGUS

MUSHROOM OYSTER

MUSHROOM PARASOL

MUSHROOM PINE

MUSHROOM POLYPORUS SULFUREUS

MUSHROOM PUFFBALL

MUSHROOM REISHI

MUSHROOM SHAGGY MANE INK CAP

MUSHROOM SHIITAKE

MUSHROOM TREE FUNGI

MUSHROOM TRUMPET

MUSHROOM WILLOW FUNGUS or PORE FUNGUS

MUSHROOM WOOD BLEWIT or BLUE CAP

MUSHROOM WOOD

MUSTARD

MYRRH

MYRTLE

 

NASTURTIUM

NETTLE

NEW JERSEY TEA

NIGHTSHADE under black nightshade

NODDING ONION under lily, wild chives, onion, garlic

NUTMEG and MACE

 

oak MOSS under moss

oak

OATS under grass

OCEAN SPRAY

OLIVE

ONION under lily

ORACH

ORANGES

ORCHARD GRASS under grass

ORCHIDS

OREGANO under mint

ORPINE under stonecrop

 

PANSY under violet

PAPAYA

PARSLEY

PARSNIP

PARTRIDGEBERRY

PASSIONFLOWER

PASQUFLOWER under pulsatilla

PATCHOULI under mint

PAU D’ ARCO

PAWPAW

PEACH

PEANUT

PEAR

PEAS

PEAVINES

PENNYROYAL under mint

PENSTEMON under beard-tongue

PEONY

PEPPER, BLACK and WHITE

PEPPER-GRASS

PEPPER, SWEET PAPRIKA

PEPPERMINT under mint

PEPPER-ROOT

PEPPERS, RED, GREEN, ETC.

PERENIAL RYEGRASS under grass

PERIWINKLE

PERSIMMON

PEYOTE under cactus

PHLOX under sky rocket

PIGWEED under amaranth or lamb’s quarters

PIMPERNEL

PIN CHERRY under cherry

PINE

PINEAPPLE WEED under false chamomile

PINEAPPLE

PINK FAWN LILY under lily

PINK ROOT

PINKWEED under knotweed

PIPSISSEWA

PITCHER PLANT

PLANTAIN

PLUM

POISON IVY under ivy

POISON OAK

POKEWEED

POMEGRANATE

POPLAR

POPPIES

POTATO

PRAIRIE CONEFLOWER

PRICKLY ASH under ash

PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS under cactus

PRIMROSE

PRIVET

PSORALEA

PUFFBALL under mushroom

PULSATILLA

PUMPKIN

PURPLE HEDGE NETTLE under mint

PURSLANE

PUSSYTOES under everlasting

 

QUASSIA

QUEEN ANNE’S LACE under carrot, wild

QUEEN-OF-THE-MEADOW under boneset

QUINCE FRUIT

 

RABBIT BRUSH

RADISH

RAGGED CUP

RAGWEED

RAGWORT under GROUNDSEL and RAGWORT

RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRY, CLOUDBERRY, THIMBLEBERRY

RATTLESNAKE ROOT under plantain

REED GRASS under grass

REISHI under mushroom

REST HARROW

RHODODENDRON

RHUBARB

RICE under grass

ROCK ROSE

ROCK TRIPE under seaweeds

ROSE

ROSEMARY under mint

ROSE-ROOT

ROSEWOOD

RUE

RYE under grass, wild rye

 

SAFFLOWER

SAFFRON

SAGEBRUSH, BIG under wormwood

SAGE under mint

SAILOR CAPS

SALAL

SAMPHIRE

SAND DROPSEED under grass

SANDALWOOD

SANDWORT

SANGRE DE GRADO

SANICLE

SARSAPARILLA

SASKATOON

SASSAFRAS

SAVORY under mint

SAW PALMETTO

SCULLCAP under mint

SCURVY GRASS

SHIZANDRA under magnolia

SEA GRASS under seaweeds

SEAWEEDS, RED LAVER, and ALGAE’S

SEDGE

SEGO LILY under lily fritillary and mariposa

SELF-HEAL under mint

SENEGA SNAKEROOT under snakeroot

SENNA

SERPENT GRASS

SESAME

SHALLOT under lily

SHEPHERD’S PURSE

SHIITAKE under mushroom

SHINLEAF under lily-of-the-valley

SHOOTING STAR

SHORT-AWNED ORCHARD GRASS under grass

SILVERBERRY under wolfwillow

SKELETON PLANT

SKULLCAP under mint

SKUNKBUSH

SKUNK CABBAGE

SKY ROCKET

SMARTWEED under knotweed

SNAKEROOT

SNEEZEWEED

SNOWBERRY or WOLFBERRY

SNOWBRUSH

SOAP LILY under lily

SOAPBERRY

SOAPWORT

SOLOMON’S SEAL under lily

SORREL

SPEARMINT under mint

SPICE BUSH

SPIDER FLOWER

SPIDERWORT

SPIKE TRISETUM under grass

SPIKENARD or SPIGNET

SPINACH

SPIRULINA and CHLORELLA under seaweeds

SPRUCE

SPURGES

SQUASH under pumpkin

STAG’S HORN CLUBMOSS under moss, clubmoss

STAR FRUIT

STAR GRASS

STAR-FLOWERED SOLOMON’S SEAL under lily

STEVIA

STILLINGA

ST. JOHN’S WORT

STONECROP

STONE ROOT under mint

STORK’S BILL under geranium

STRAWBERRY BLITE

STRAWBERRY TREE

STRAWBERRY under wild strawberry

SUBALPINE FIR under pine

SUGAR CANE under grass

SUMACH

SUMMER

SUNDEW

SUNFLOWER

SURF GRASS

SWAMP HEDGE-NETTLE under mint purle hedge netlle

SWEET CICELY

SWEET FERN under fern

SWEET FLAG under calamus

SWEET GRASS under grass

SWEET GUM

SWEET POTATO

SWORD FERN under fern

 

TAHEEBO under pau d’ arco

TAMARACK under larch or pine

TAMARIND

TANSY

TARO

TARRAGON

TARWEED

TEA TREE OIL under cajuput

TEA

THISTLES

THREE-AWN under grass

THUJA under cedar

THYME under mint

TIGER LILY under lily

TOADFLAX under bastard toadflax or yellow toadflax

TOBACCO

TOMATO

TORMENTIL

TRILLIUM under lily

TRITELLIA under lily

TUBEROUS WATER LILY under lily

TULIP TREE

TURMERIC

TURKEY CORN

TURK’S CAP LILY under lily

TURNIP

TWIN LEAF

TWINBERRY

TWINFLOWER

TWISTED STALKS under lily

 

UMBRELLA PLANT

UMBRELLA WORT

UNICORN PLANT

 

VALERIAN

VANILLA

VERVAIN

VETCH

VIOLET

VIPER’S BUGLOSS

VIRGINIA MOUSE-EAR under hound’s tongue

VIRGINIA SNAKEROOT under snakeroot

VITEX under chaste tree

 

WAHOO

WALLFLOWERS

WALNUTS

WAPATO under arrowhead

WATER CHESTNUT under chestnuts

WATERCRESS under cresses

WATER ERYNGO

WATER HEMLOCK under hemlock, water

WATER MILFOIL

WATER PARSLEY

WATERLEAF

WATERMELON

WATERMINT under mint

WESTERN BOG- LAUREL

WESTERN MARSH MARIGOLD under cowslip

WHEAT GRASS under grass

WHEAT under grass

WHITE ASH under ash

WHITE POND LILY under lily

WILD CHIVES, under lily

WILD GARLIC under lily

WILD  HYACINTHS under lily

WILD HYSSOP under mint

WILD JALAP under jalap

WILD ONION under lily, wild chives, onion, garlic

WILD ROSE under rose

WILD RYE under grass

WILD STRAWBERRY

WILD YELLOW LILY under lily

WILLOWS

WINTERBERRY under holly

WINTERCRESS under cresses

WINTERGREEN

WITCH HAZEL

WOLFWILLOW or SILVERBERRY

WOOD BETONY under mint

WOODRUFF under cleavers

WOOL GRASS

WORM ROOT TREE

WORMWOOD AND OTHER ARTEMESIA SPECIES

 

YAM

YAMPAH

YARROW

YELLOW AVALANCHE LILY under lily

YELLOW DOCK under docks

YELLOW FLAG under blue flag

YELLOW NUT GRASS

YELLOW PARILLA under sarsapsarilla

YELLOW RATTLE

YELLOW TOADFLAX

YELLOW WATER lily under lily

YERBA MATE under holly

YERBA SANTA

YEW

YLANG YLANG

YOHIMBE          

YUCCA under lily

 

  

VITAMINS AND MINERALS, etc. Most vitamins are already listed on the bottom right-hand side of this site, so many vitamins are not in this section.

There are many mistakes people are making concerning the use of vitamins. Many people over fifty do not absorb the vitamins that they take. often they have no clue as to the best time to consume their vitamins for optimum benefits and absorption. The following is a LIST of VITAMINS AND MINERALS, which may be of some benefit. Remember that there is no substitute like food. Some vitamins and minerals cannot be absorbed without certain other vitamins and a mineral present, WHICH MEANS THAT FOOD IS NEEDED FOR ABSORPTION OF VITAMIN PILLS and MINERALS. Vitamins help regulate the metabolism, assist in forming bone and tissue, and help convert fat and carbohydrates to energy. Multivitamins containing natural digestive enzymes help to break down and absorb every nutrient within the pills. This is more important for those over fifty. Many vitamin manufacturers use a chemical called DCP as a binding agent. It is not capable of breaking down completely in your body, and the vitamin can pass totally undissolved in a persons stool. Avoid taking hard-coated vitamins. Use powder, capsules, or soft gel capsules instead. Never buy cheap vitamins through the mail, or those on sale without checking them out. Cheaper vitamins often contain additives, sugar, allergens, artificial flavor and color, shellac, chlorine, as well as other possible hazardous materials. Older vitamins may have lost the potency of vitamins B and C, as these are unstable. Timed-released vitamins often fail to be absorbed at the proper times needed. Vitamins aren’t activated until they join enzymes. These are available in plant food. (See also Enzymes). VITAMINS are either fat-soluble or water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in body fat to be used later. They include:  vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins can accumulate in toxic amounts. All B and C vitamins are water-soluble and need to be replaced, as they are carried away by sweat or urine. Vitamin B-6 can be toxic in large doses. Trace MINERALS that are essential include copper, fluoride, iron, and zinc. These can also be toxic if too much has been acquired in too short of time. People requiring vitamin and mineral supplements include burn patients (or people recovering from illness's), chronically ill people, dieters, heavy drinkers, nursing and pregnant women, people on certain medications, smokers, the elderly, those recovering from surgery, and vegetarians. Excessively high doses of vitamins A, B-6, D, and the mineral selenium can produce bad effects. Too much vitamin A, or too little folic acid (B-9) can cause birth defects. You might notice that brewer’s yeast has been listed in almost every vitamin and mineral. Although it is loaded with goodness, people with yeast infection should avoid it. This holds true for many of the plants listed here. Peas, beans, dates, or figs, may be useful only once they are dried. (ALIVE)

VITAMIN A: (RETINOL): Fat-soluble. REQUIRES ZINC FOR ABSORPTION. IT HELPS KEEP MUCUS MEMBRANES HEALTHY, AND RESISTS DISEASES AND INFECTION. IT HELPS WITH: BREAST FEEDING, DIGESTION, FIGHTS AGAINST AIR POLLUTION AND TOXINS, HELPS HAIR AND PEPTIC ULCERS, MAY INCREASE LIFE EXPECTANCY, HELPS AGAINST PREMATURE AGING, PROMOTES HEALING OF CUTS AND WOUNDS, HELPS REPRODUCTION, SENILITY, SKIN, MUCOUS MEMBRANES, AND STOPS EXCESS MENSTRUAL BLEEDING. LACK OF VITAMIN A MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ACNE, BOILS, BONES, TEETH AND GUM PROBLEMS, CANCER, COLDS, DANDRUFF, DRY SCALY SKIN (PSORIASIS), FREQUENT FATIGUE, HAIR LOSS, INCREASED COLDS AND FLU, LACK OF TASTE AND SMELL, NAIL PROBLEMS, NIGHT BLINDNESS, PIMPLES, POOR APPETITE, POOR EYESIGHT OR SKIN PROBLEMS, SWELLING EYES, PREMATURE WRINKLES, RESPIRATORY INFECTION, AND STUNTED GROWTH. PROTEIN CANNOT BE UTILIZED BY THE BODY WITHOUT VITAMIN A. TOO MUCH VITAMIN A CAN CAUSE HYPERCAROTENEMIA WHEREAS THE SKIN TURNS YELLOW AS IN JAUNDICE. THE DIFFERENCE BEING THAT IN JAUNDICE CASES THE WHITES IF THE EYES ARE YELLOW. TOO MUCH VITAMIN A WILL LEAVE THE EYES WHITE (NOT YELLOW). Vitamin A is FOUND IN: alfalfa, bladderwrack (under seaweeds), blueberry, apricots, artichokes, beet tops, bilberries (under blueberry), blue violet leaves (known as heart’s ease at health food stores), broccoli, buckwheat, butter and cheese, calendula, cantaloupe, carrots, cayenne, chard, cod liver oil or fish oils, chickweed, collards, cowslip flowers, dandelion greens, dark green, dark yellow or orange vegetables, egg yolk, elecampane flowers, elderberries, garlic (under lily), green amaranth, herring, kale, kidney, lamb’s quarters, lettuce (garden, chicory), lily of the valley fruit, liver, low-fat dairy products, mackerel, marijuana, moss (Iceland), mustard greens, nettle leaves (young), okra, papaya, paprika (pepper, sweet), parsley, pokeweed (young shoots), red currant (gooseberry), rosehips, rowan fruit (mountain ash), saffron, salmon, spearmint (under mint), spinach, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, watercress (under cresses), whole milk and cream, wild strawberry, winter cress, and yellow dock. Recommended dose for adults has been 4,000 I.U., for infants 1,500 I.U. Under a DOCTOR’S supervision, up to 125,000 I.U. a day has been TAKEN for short periods of less than four weeks. INHIBITORS include aflatoxin, anticoagulants, biliary dysfunction, celiac disease, DDT (insecticides), diarrhea, excessive vitamin E, food preservatives, iron sulfate, laxatives, mineral oil, nitrates (antispasmodics), PCBs, sodium benzoate, steroids, strenuous physical activities during digestion, or vitamin D deficiency. HELPERS include vitamins B-complex, choline (B-complex), C, D, E, calcium, fat containing foods, and essential fatty acids (vitamin F), phosphorus, vitamins, and zinc. Using vitamin C can control over toxicity of vitamin A. People should limit their intake of vitamin E or increase their consumption of the vitamin A nutrients. (ALIVE)

BETA-CAROTENE: Water-soluble. Antioxidant. (Precursor to vitamin A). FIGHTS SOME CANCERS, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AND AGING. Beta-carotene is FOUND IN: dark yellow, dark green and orange fruits and vegetables such as: apricots, broccoli, carrots, oranges, peaches, spinach, and squash (under pumpkin). Beta-Carotene can cause cancer in smokers.

 

VITAMIN B-1: (THIAMINE) . Water-soluble. HEAT-SENSITIVE. HELPS IN: AIR AND SEA SICKNESS, BLOOD FORMATION, BRAIN FUNCTIONS, CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM, DEPRESSION, ENCOURAGES GROWTH, ENERGY, FORMS DIGESTIVE JUICES (HYDROCHLORIC ACID), HANGOVERS, HEART PROTECTANT, NEURITIS, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL STRESS, SHINGLES, SLOWS AGING, SOME TYPES OF NEURALGIA, HELPS KEEP A NORMAL RED BLOOD COUNT, HELPS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, HELPS CIRCULATION, IMPROVES ENERGY, OPTIMIZES BRAIN ACTIVITY AND LEARNING CAPACITY, PREVENTS CONSTIPATION, PREVENTS FLUID RETENTION, PROMOTES GOOD MUSCLE TONE, PROTECTS AGAINST LEAD POISONING, AND STABILIZES THE APPETITE. LACK OF VITAMIN B-1 MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ACHES AND PAINS, CONSTIPATION, DIABETES, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS (LACK OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID), EDEMA, GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS, INSOMNIA, IRRITABILITY, LACK OF APPETITE, MENTAL DEPRESSION, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, NERVOUS EXHAUSTION, NEURITIS, SLOW HEART RATE, HEART FAILURE, OR WEIGHT LOSS. Vitamin B-1 is FOUND IN: almonds, avocados, bacon, barley (under grass), beets, bladderwrack (seaweed), black walnuts, brewer's yeast, broccoli, brown rice (under grass), cauliflower, chickweed, collards, dandelion, dates, dried beans and peas, dulse, eggs, English walnuts, fenugreek, figs, green beans, green peas, green leafy vegetables, greens, kale, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), lamb’s quarters, leaf lettuce, lima beans, liver, milk products, mustard greens, nuts, oats (under grass), okra, oranges, parsnips, pineapple, pork, potatoes (baked), raisins, rice (under grass), rice (under grass) husks, seeds, soybeans, spinach, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, watercress (under cresses), wheat (under grass) germ, wheat (under grass) bran, whole-grain bread and cereals, and yeast. INHIBITORS include baking soda, chlorogenic acid (found in coffee), cooking, estrogen, fever, hyperthyroidism, liver deterioration, tannin/tannic acid (in tea or betal nuts), and vitamin B-6 or B-12 deficiency. AVOID diet sugar, alcohol, and refined or processed food. HELPERS include vitamins B-complex, C, E, magnesium, manganese, and sulfur. The recommended dose for vitamin B-1 has been 1mg. for a limited period of time. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-2: (RIBOFLAVIN): Water-soluble. SENSITIVE TO LIGHT, NOT HEAT. NEEDED FOR GOOD HEALTH OF THE EYES, SKIN, MUCOUS MEMBRANES OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT, NAILS, AND HAIR. NEEDED FOR CARBOHYDRATE, FAT, AND PROTEIN ABSORPTION, AIDS IN THE FORMATION OF ANTIBODIES AND RED BLOOD CELLS, PREVENTS SOME CATARACTS. NEEDED FOR ENERGY, GOOD VISION, HELPS ALCOHOLICS, AND IS NEEDED FOR GROWTH, AND GOOD HEALTH. LACK OF VITAMIN B-2 MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ANEMIA, BLOODSHOT EYES, BURNING AND ITCHING EYES, CATARACTS, CRACKED LIPS, DANDRUFF, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, ECZEMA, FATIGUE, LIGHT SENSITIVE, OILY SKIN, PREMATURE WRINKLES, SEBORRHEA, SLOW GROWTH, SLUGGISHNESS, SORE TONGUE, SPLITTING NAILS, SWELLING OF THE MOUTH AND LIPS, GROWTH PROBLEMS, TREMBLING, ULCERS AND VAGINAL ITCHING. Vitamin B-2 can turn the urine bright yellow, but this is a harmless effect. Vitamin B-2 is FOUND IN: almonds, apricots, asparagus (under lily), avocados, barley (under grass), beet tops, black walnuts, bladderwrack (seaweed), brewer's yeast, broccoli, brown rice (under grass), cauliflower, chard, cheese, collards, dandelion greens, dried figs, dried dates, dulse, eggs, English walnuts, enriched bread (and cereals), fenugreek, fish, green beans, kale, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), kidney, lamb’s quarters, leaf lettuce, leafy green vegetables, lima beans, liver, milk and milk products, mushrooms, mustard greens, parsnips, peas, poultry, prunes (under plum), raisins, raspberries, rice (under grass) husks, saffron, soybeans, spinach, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes (baked), turnip greens, watercress (under cresses), and wheat (under grass) germ. INHIBITORS include alcohol, alkalis, antibacterial drugs, antibiotics, estrogen, fats, light, tranquilizers, and water. HELPERS include fiber, phosphorus, vitamins B-3, B-6, B-complex, and C. Recommended dose has been 25-50mg. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-3: (NIACIN, NIACINAMIDE, or NICOTINIC ACID): Water-soluble. NEEDED FOR GOOD CIRCULATION, HEALTHY SKIN, NORMAL BILE SECRETION, AND NORMAL FUNCTIONS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. HELPS TO DIGEST PROTEIN, FAT, AND CARBOHYDRATES. USED FOR COLD FEET AND HANDS, AND SCHIZOPHRENIA (IN LARGE DOSES.) HELPS: ALCOHOLICS, ANXIETY, ARTHRITIS, AUTISM, CLEANS OUT CHOLESTEROL, DEPRESSION, DIABETES, HELPS MAINTAIN A HEALTHY TONGUE, DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, AND SKIN, HELPS PROBLEMS WITH HYPOGLYCEMIA, INCREASES ENERGY, AND HELPS MIGRAINE HEADACHES. LACK OF VITAMIN B-3 MAY PRODUCE SYMPTOMS OF: ANEMIA, BAD BREATH, CANKERS, CHRONIC HEADACHES, DEPRESSION AND MENTAL PROBLEMS, DIARRHEA, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, INSOMNIA, IRRITABILITY, LOSS OF APPETITE, MEMORY PROBLEMS, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, NERVOUS PROBLEMS, OR SKIN LESIONS. Niacin creates a harmless flush that can be irritating to many. it involves itching and turning bright red. The effect can be minimized by consuming it with extra food, limiting intake to less than 100mg., or by taking niacinamide (a derivative) instead. Niacin is changed to niacinamide for bodily functions. Animal foods contain ready-made niacinamide. People who TAKE a time-released formula are putting their livers at risk. Vitamin B-3 is FOUND IN: agrimony, alfalfa, almonds, artichokes, asparagus (under lily), avocados, barley (under grass), blueberry leaves, Brazil nuts, brewer's yeast, broccoli, brown rice (under grass), burdock seed, carrots, cashews, cauliflower, celery, chard, cheese, chicken, converted rice (under grass), cooked and dried peas and beans, corn (under grass), dandelion leaves, dates, enriched bread (and cereals), fenugreek seed, fermented dairy products, figs, fish, green beans, green vegetables, kale, lamb’s quarters, lean meat, legumes, lentils, lima beans, liver, Maitake mushrooms, mustard greens, nuts, oats (under grass), okra, parsley, peaches, peanut butter, peanuts, potatoes, poultry, primary yeast, prunes (under plum), raisins, rice (under grass) bran, rutabagas, sage (under mint), sesame seeds, soybeans, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnip leaves, watercress (under cresses), wheat (under grass) germ, and whole wheat (under grass) products. It is found in plant and animal tissue in different forms. Prolonged heavy doses can lead to liver damage, colitis, stomach ulcers, jaundice, or male impotence. Niacin is not sensitive to acids, alkalis, or heat. This is especially true if you already have liver problems. INHIBITORS include alcohol, antibacterial drugs, estrogen, food processing, sleeping pills, sodium nitrate, and water. HELPERS include phosphorus, vitamin B-complex, and vitamin C. Recommended dose has been 10mg. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-5: (PANTOTHENIC ACID) Water-soluble. HELPS ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS. IT INCREASES PRODUCTION OF ADRENALIN, CORTISONE AND OTHER HORMONES. PREVENTS STRESS, TOXIC BUILD-UP, HEALING AND INFECTION. INCREASES ENERGY, HELPS ADRENAL GLANDS, NORMALIZES THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, HELPS CONVERT FAT, CARBOHYDRATES AND PROTEINS INTO ENERGY. HELPS IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE ADRENAL HORMONES AND THE FORMATION OF ANTIBODIES AND IS A NEUROTRANSMITTER. IT PREVENTS WRINKLING AND PREMATURE AGING. IT FIGHTS: ADRENAL EXHAUSTION, ALLERGIES, ASTHMA, CONSTIPATION, DEPRESSION, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, DIZZINESS, ECZEMA, GROWTH PROBLEMS AND HYPOGLYCEMIA. LACK OF VITAMIN B-5 MAY RESULT IN: LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, MUSCLE CRAMPS, PAINFUL BURNING FEET, PEPTIC ULCERS, RADIATION DAMAGE, RESTLESSNESS, SKIN PROBLEMS, STRESS AND VOMITING.

 

 Vitamin B-5 is FOUND IN: avocados, beans, cauliflower, cheese, chicken, cooked dried beans and peas, dates, egg yolk, fish, green vegetables, kidney, liver, molasses, nuts, peanuts, potatoes, and whole grain products. INHIBITORS include alcohol, antibacterial drugs, caffeine, canning, estrogen, food processing, heat, iron sulfate, methyl bromide, and sleeping pills. HELPERS include vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, carnitine, co-enzyme Q10, and sulfur. The recommended dose of vitamin B-5 is up to 50mg. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-6: (PYRIDOXINE, MAGNESIUM PYRIDOXAL-5-PHOSPHATE): Water-soluble. HELPS FORM RED BLOOD CELLS. IT IS NEEDED TO ABSORB VITAMIN B-12, AND HELPS PRODUCE HYDROCHLORIC ACID. IT IS NEEDED FOR FAT, CARBOHYDRATE, AND PROTEIN ABSORPTION, ENZYME PRODUCTION AND ACTIVATION, IT REDUCES BACTERIA, HELPS MAINTAIN PROPER LEVELS OF SODIUM or SALT. (SALT) AND PHOSPHORUS, HELPS THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM TO FUNCTION PROPERLY, AND IS NEEDED FOR HEALTHFUL PREGNANCIES. IT HELPS IN: ACNE, ARTHRITIS, ASTHMA, BLADDER CANCER, CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME, CERTAIN SKIN PROBLEMS, DEPRESSION FROM BIRTH CONTROL PILLS, DIABETES, FLUID RETENTION, HYPERACTIVITY, KIDNEY STONES. IT REDUCES SEIZURES, LOWERS CHOLESTEROL, HELPS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, AND MIGRAINES. IT NORMALALIZES BRAIN FUNCTION, THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, CELL REPRODUCTION AND GROWTH, AND PREGNANCY TOXEMIA. IT REDUCES APPREHENSION, CONFUSION, DEPRESSION, WEAKENING OF TEETH AND BONES; DIMINISHED SENSATIONS IN THE HANDS OR FEET, UNUSUAL BODY TREMORS, MUSCLE SPASMS, IRREGULAR HEART BEATS, AND SLEEP DISTURBANCES. IT PREVENTS PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME, PROTECTS FROM DIABETES AND HEART DISEASES. IT PREVENTS NERVOUS DISORDERS, MUSCLE SPASMS, LEG CRAMPS, HAND NUMBNESS, NAUSEA, SKIN DISORDERS, AND TOOTH DECAY. IT HELPS PARKINSON'S DISEASES, REGULATES SODIUM or SALT AND POTASSIUM PRODUCTION. LACK OF VITAMIN B-6 MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ANEMIA, BAD BREATH, COLON SWELLING, ECZEMA, EDEMA, HOMOCYSTEINE BUILD-UP, KIDNEY STONES, MENTAL DEPRESSION, MIGRAINE HEADACHES, NERVOUSNESS, SENILITY, SKIN PROBLEMS, SLEEPING PROBLEMS, SLOW LEARNING, SORE LIPS AND MOUTH, AND TOOTH DECAY. Vitamin B-6 is FOUND IN: bananas, barley (under grass), beer, blackstrap molasses, brewer's yeast, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cheese, dairy products, egg yolks, fish, green peppers, green leafy vegetables, lean meat, liver, milk, nuts and seeds, mineral water, oatmeal, peanuts, peas, pecans, potatoes, poultry, rice (under grass), soybeans, walnuts, wheat (under grass) bran, wheat (under grass) germ, and whole grains. Food processing, cooking, oxygen, and ultraviolet light, destroy this vitamin. INHIBITORS include alcohol, alkalis, canning, cortisone, estrogen, food stored too long, food-processing, stewing or roasting of meat, meat-rich diets, ultraviolet light, and water. HELPERS include magnesium, potassium, sodium (salt), vitamins B-complex, and vitamin C . Recommended dose has been 2mg. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-7: Water-soluble. (This vitamin is of no real significance). Vitamin B-7 is FOUND IN: bananas, brewer’s yeast, egg yolk, liver, oatmeal, peanuts, and soybeans. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-9: (FOLIC ACID): Water-soluble. NEEDED FOR THE ASSIMILATION OF VITAMIN B-12, ENERGY PRODUCTION, THE FORMATION OF RED BLOOD CELLS AND GENETIC MATERIAL. IT KEEPS HAIR AND SKIN HEALTHY; HELPS PREVENT GRAY HAIR, AND HELPS IN HORMONE PRODUCTION. IT IS NEEDED FOR HEALING, GROWTH, REPRODUCTION OF BODY CELLS, AND PROTEIN METABOLISM. IT HELPS WITH PROBLEMS LIK ANEMIA, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, DEPRESSION, DIARRHEA, DROPSY, HAIR LOSS, MENSTRUAL COMPLAINTS, POOR CIRCULATION, RADIATION BURNS, SKIN PROBLEMS, AND STOMACH ULCERS. LACK OF VITAMIN B-9 MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: BIRTH DEFECTS, FATIGUE, GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS, GOUT, HEART DISEASES, HIGH INFANT MORTALITY RATE, IMMEDIATE ABORTIONS, MENTAL DEPRESSION, POOR SEXUAL FUNCTIONING IN MALES, PRE-MATURE GRAY HAIR, PREGNANCY ANEMIA, PSORIASIS, REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS, STRANGE SKIN PIGMENT, TOUGH LABOR, AND VITAMIN B-12 DEFICIENCY. TAKING FOLIC ACID DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF PREGNANCY HAS SHOWN TO REDUCE SPINA BIFIDA IN INFANTS. Vitamin B-9 is FOUND IN: bananas, beans, blue cheese, brewer's yeast, broccoli, brown rice (under grass), cantaloupe, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, fruit, grain products, grapefruit, legumes, lemons, lettuce, lima beans, liver, milk, mushrooms, nuts, oranges, peanuts, potatoes, rice (under grass) bran, rice (under grass) germ, root vegetables, soybean flour, spinach, strawberries (or wild strawberries), sunflower seeds, sweet red peppers, wheat (under grass) germ, whole wheat (under grass) flour, whole grain products, and wild rice (under grass). SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE FOLIC ACID are alcohol, aluminum, antacids, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-ulcer medications (such as Tagamet or Zantac), aspirin, caffeine, dilantin, drugs, long-term antibiotics, oral contraceptives, refined sugar, smoking, and white flour. INHIBITORS include antibacterial drugs, antibiotic (methotrexate), aspirin, estrogen, food processing, heat, sunlight, and water. Pancreatic extracts, TAKEN for digestive problems, can decrease the absorption of folic acid. They should be TAKEN one to two hours apart. HELPERS include vitamins B-complex (especially B-6, B-12), C, and choline (B-complex). Recommended dose has been 5mg. Excess amounts are excreted in the urine. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-12: (CYANOCOBALAMIN): Water-soluble. HELPS FORM RED BLOOD CELLS. REQUIRES VITAMINS B-6, AND B-9 (FOLIC ACID) FOR PROPER ABSORPTION. IT AIDS FOLIC ACID IN REGULATING THE FORMATION OF RED BLOOD CELLS. IT IS NEEDED FOR: ABSORBING CARBOHYDRATES AND FAT, ANEMIA, BRAIN DAMAGE, CALCIUM AND PROTEIN ABSORPTION, CHRONIC FATIGUE, CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS, CONTRIBUTES TO NEURAL FUNCTION. IT HELPS GROWTH IN KIDS, LACK OF BALANCE, NEEDED TO UTILIZE IRON, NERVOUSNESS, PREVENTS ANEMIA, PROTECTS NERVE ENDINGS, SORE MOUTH. IT HELPS IN: ANXIETY XE "ANXIETY" , ASTHMA, BONE MARROW, DEPRESSION, DERMATITIS, EYE PROBLEMS, FATIGUE, HEALTHY NERVOUS SYSTEM, HEPATITIS, INCREASES ENERGY, INSOMNIA, NEURALGIA, NEURITIS, POOR MEMORY AND PROPER DIGESTION. LACK OF VITAMIN B-12 MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: DIZZINESS, GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS, NUMBNESS, POOR GROWTH AND LACK OF APPETITE IN KIDS, LEARNING PROBLEMS AND STIFFNESS. Vitamin B-12 is FOUND IN: aged cheese, alfalfa, bananas, bladderwrack (seaweed), cheese, comfrey, concord grapes, dulse, eggs, fish, fortified brewer's yeast, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), lean meats, liver, maitake mushrooms, milk products, organs, peanuts, poultry, seafood, shellfish, spirulina (seaweed), and sunflower seeds. Recommended dose has been 5mcg. since it is hard to absorb DOCTORS may recommend injections of higher doses. INHIBITORS include acids, alkalis, antibiotics (neomycin and chloramphenical), aspirin (and aspirin substitutes), codeine, estrogen, high blood pressure medicine (sodium nitroprusside and hydralazine), low blood sugar drugs (metaformin and phenoformin), oral antidiabetic agents, sleeping pills, sunlight, and water. Potassium may decrease levels of vitamin B-12. Increase B-12 amounts if taking large amounts of potassium. HELPERS include vitamin B-complex and folic acid (B-9). Vitamin B-12 works better when injected in liquid form, especially for people who cannot readily absorb vitamin B-12, however injectable B-12 may no longer be available in Canada, unless it is derived from a veteranarian. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-13: (OROTIC ACID): Water-soluble. HELPS CELLS REGENERATE. IT IS USEFUL FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. LACK OF VITAMIN B-13 has been thought to speed aging and cause liver problems. Vitamin B-13 is FOUND IN: natural buttermilk, sour cream, or milk. No recommended doses available. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-15: (PANGAMIC ACID): Water-soluble. HELPS FAT ABSORPTION, ACTIVATES NERVOUS AND GLANDULAR SYSTEMS. USEFUL IN: ANGINA, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING AND DETOXIFYING, CIRCULATION PROBLEMS, HEART DISEASES, HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL AND PREMATURE AGING. LACK OF VITAMIN B-15 CAN CAUSE NERVOUS AND GLAND PROBLEMS. Recommended dose has been 5mg. Excess amounts are excreted in the urine. Vitamin B-15 is FOUND IN: apple seeds, apricot seeds, blueberries, brown rice (under grass), cranberries, nuts, seeds, whole grain cereals, and breads. Recommended dose has been 50mg., morning and night. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-17: (LAETRILE, nitrilosides): Water-soluble. IS USEFUL FOR PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING: CANCER, CONSTIPATION, DIGESTIVE DISORDERS, INFERTILITY, REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS OR SEXUAL PROBLEMS. Vitamin B-17 is FOUND IN: apples, apricots, fruit seeds, grains, fruit and vegetable seeds lik blackberries (under raspberries), buckwheat, cherries, chickpeas, crab apples, cranberries, flax seed, lentils, lima beans, mung beans, peaches, peach seeds, plums, plum seeds, raspberries, or sprouted seeds. Only minute amounts are needed. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-X: PABA. (PARA AMINO BENZOIC ACID) : Water-soluble. HELPS IN GROWTH. AIDS IN FORMATION OF RED BLOOD CELLS. HELPS ABSORPTION OF PANTOTHENIC ACID. PREVENTS AGING AND GRAY HAIR. GOOD FOR BURNS AND SUNBURNS. ENSURES HEALTHY SKIN AND HELPS PREVENT SKIN CANCER, ECZEMA AND LUPUS. RETURNS HAIR TO NATURAL COLOR. LACK OF VITAMIN B-X MAY cause ANEMIA, DEPRESSION, ECZEMA, EXHAUSTION, IRRITABILITY, AND NERVOUSNESS. Vitamin B-X is FOUND IN: black molasses, brewer's yeast, eggs, liver, milk, wheat (under grass) germ, whole grain cereals and breads, and yogurt. Long-term use of large amounts can cause problems with the liver, heart, or kidneys. Recommended dose has been under 30mg. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN B-COMPLEX MEMBER: (CHOLINE): Water-soluble. VITAMIN B-COMPLEX WORKS WITH INOSITOL (VITAMIN BH). NEEDED TO ABSORB VITAMIN A. REDUCES FAT AND CHOLESTEROL. HELPS ABSORB VITAMINS. REGULATES GALL BLADDER, KIDNEY AND LIVER FUNCTIONS AND PREVENTS GALLSTONES. GOOD FOR TREATING GLAUCOMA, ASTHMA, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, KIDNEY PROBLEMS AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR NERVE TRANSMISSION. LACK OF MAY B-COMPLEX VITAMINS MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES, HEART PROBLEMS, HEMORRHAGING KIDNEYS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, LIVER CIRRHOSIS, AND POOR MEMORY. CHOLINE STARTS WORKING FOR UNBORN CHILDREN STILL IN THE WOMB, MAKING THE BABY SMARTER EVEN BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN. Vitamin B-complex is FOUND IN: bladderwrack (under seaweeds), brewer's yeast, dandelion, egg yolks, leafy green vegetables, legumes, liver, soybean products, and wheat (under grass) germ. PHOSPHATIDYCHOLINE is the most active form of Choline. It helps the brain, nervous system and liver. Supplementation with this nutrient has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and aid depression. INHIBITORS include alcohol, antibacterial drugs, estrogen, food processing, sleeping pills, and water. Niacin (vitamin B-3) decreases levels or benefits. Limit intake of niacin or increase consumption of Choline. HELPERS include folic acid (B-9), inositol (vitamin Bh), lithium, manganese, and vitamins B-complex (especially B-12), C, and E. Recommended dose has been up to 1,000mg. and SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH OTHER B VITAMINS. (ALIVE)

 

ACETYLCHOLINE: IS PRODUCED BY THE BRAIN FROM CHOLINE (B-complex) AND LECITHIN, THIS CHEMICAL SENDS ELECTRICAL SIGNALS TO THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM. IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR STORING MEMORIES AND FOR OPTIMUM MENTAL FUNCTIONING. Both lecithin and choline (B-complex) are sold in health food stores. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN Bh-COMPLEX MEMBER (INOSITOL): Water-soluble. HELPS FAT ABSORPTION. COMBINES WITH CHOLINE (B-complex) TO FORM LECITHIN. NEEDED FOR A HEALTHY HEART, CHOLESTEROL REDUCTION, HEALTHY HAIR AND PREVENTS BALDNESS. IT NOURISHES BRAIN CELLS. IT IS USED IN TREATMENT OF OPHRENIA AND OBESITY. LACK OF VITAMIN Bh-COMPLEX MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ATHEROSCLEROSIS, CONSTIPATION, ECZEMA, EYE PROBLEMS, HAIR LOSS OR DRY HAIR, HARDENING ARTERIES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, AND LIVER CIRRHOSIS. Inositol is FOUND IN: brewer's yeast and further vitamin B listings, citrus fruits, corn (under grass) and corn products, lecithin, liver, milk, nuts, oatmeal, raw molasses, spirulina (seaweed), wheat (under grass) germ, and whole-grain bread and cereals. INHIBITORS include alcohol, antibacterial drugs, caffeine, estrogen, food processing, and water. HELPERS include vitamins B-complex. Recommended dos only small amounts are needed but DOCTORS may recommend taking up to 1,000mg. a day. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN C: (ASCORBIC ACID): Water-soluble. VITAMIN C IS ANTISCORBUTIC AND ANTIOXIDANT. IT ENHANCES IRON ABSORPTION AND IS NEEDED FOR FOLIC ACID (B-9) ABSORPTION. IT ALSO NEEDS BIOFLAVINOIDS FOR PROPER ABSORPTION. IT WORKS WITH VITAMIN E TO SCAVENGE FREE RADICALS. TOO MUCH CAN INTERFERE WITH COPPER ABSORPTION. IT HELPS ABSORB IRON. IT IS USED FOR HEALTHY FUNCTIONING GLANDS AND ORGANS, BONES, TEETH, TISSUE REPAIR, GUMS, ADRENAL AND THYROID GLANDS. IT IS GOOD FOR BURNS, COLDS, AND WOUNDS, AND PREVENTS TOXIC AND CHEMICAL BUILD-UP, SUCH AS SMOKING, RADIATION THERAPY, AND POLLUTION; IT HELPS HEAL FRACTURES, PREVENTS SCURVY, FIGHTS: ALLERGIES, ANEMIA, ASTHMA, BACTERIAL AND VIRAL INFECTIONS, CAPILLARY WEAKNESS, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, EYE DISEASES, FEVERS, GALLSTONES, HEALS WOUNDS OR SORES, HELPS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, INFECTIONS, INTESTINAL PROBLEMS, MENTAL DISORDERS, PREMATURE AGING, SKIN HEMORRHAGES, SOFT GUMS, SPINAL DISK DEGENERATION, STRESS, AND WOUND HEALING. LACK OF VITAMIN C MAY LEAD TO: BLEEDING UNDER THE SKIN, BRUISING, JOINT DAMAGE AND FRACTURES, LACK OF APPETITE, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, NOSEBLEEDS, SCURVY, SLOW HEALING WOUNDS, SOFT AND BLEEDING GUMS, STRESS, STROKE, SWOLLEN OR PAINFUL JOINTS, OR TOOTH DECAY. IT IS BENEFICIAL IN VIRUSES SUCH AS CHICKEN POX, HERPES, INFLUENZA, MEASLES, MUMPS, POLIO, RABIES, RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES), VIRAL MENINGITIS; AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS SUCH AS ASEPTIC MENINGITIS, DIPHTHERIA, HEMOPHILUS INFLUENZA, PERTUSSIS, TETANUS, AND TUBERCULOSIS, AMONG OTHERS. Vitamin C is an antiviral and antibiotic agent. Taking a BATH with 3 tbsp. of ascorbic acid has been used for allergies and sneezing, as well as hemorrhoids. We can’t make vitamin C in our bodies, and the amount in the best diets rarely provides more than 100mg. daily. This is not enough for optimum health. Large amounts are needed because it is water-soluble and is lost in the urine. Vitamin C does not cause pernicious anemia, abortion, kidney stones, or destroy the stomach. The worst complication is that it acts like a laxative, and may cause diarrhea. Intravenous infusions are used for: AIDS, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, infectious hepatitis, and meningitis. Vitamin C is FOUND IN: acerola cherries, alfalfa, apples, barberry, bilberries (under blueberry) and leaves, black currant (gooseberry), blackberry (under raspberry) and leaves, bladderwrack (under seaweeds), blue violet (known as heart’s ease at health food stores) and leaves, boneset, broccoli, brooklime, Brussels sprouts, buckwheat, buffalo berries, burdock seeds, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, catnip (under mint), cayenne, celery, chickweed, citrus fruit and juices, coltsfoot, common buckthorn fruit, collards, coriander, dandelion, elderberries, English walnuts, garlic (under lily), green amaranth, green vegetables, green peppers, ground ivy (under mint), horseradish, huckleberry (under blueberry), kale, knotweed, kohlrabi, lance-leaf plantain, lemons, lettuce, maitake mushrooms, marigold, mustard greens, nasturtium leaves, nettle (young leaves), onions (under lily), oranges, oregano (under mint), papaya, paprika (pepper, sweet), parsley, persimmons, pigweed (lamb’s quarters), pokeweed (young shoots), potatoes, primrose leaves, radishes, raspberries, rosehips, rowan fruit (mountain ash), scurvy grass, sorrel, spearmint (under mint), spinach, spruce (young tips), strawberries (or wild strawberries), sundew, tomatoes, turnip greens, watercress (under cresses), wild strawberry leaves, wild persimmons, wintercress (under cresses, winter), wormwood, and yellow dock. It is found to some degree in almost all plants. It is destroyed by cooking, canning, air, heat, light, alkalis, copperware, and by adding baking soda. INHIBITORS include adrenaline, ammonium chloride, antacids, anticoagulants, antidepressants, antihistamines, aspirin (and aspirin substitutes), barbiturates, cooking, cortisone, diuretics, estrogen, ginseng, heat, iron sulfate, light, oxygen, smoking, stilbestrol (form of estrogen), and water. Copper decreases the absorption of vitamin C. Increase consumption if taking medication with copper supplements. HELPERS include bioflavinoids, calcium, choline (B-complex), essential fatty acids (vitamin F), fat, fresh fruit (and juice), magnesium, and vitamins. TO FIND THE CORRECT DOSE, increase the amount until it causes stools and gas. Then the dose is decreased until this no longer occurs. The recommended dose is 70mg. A doctor may recommend up to 10,000mg. for some conditions. (See also: Vitamin P). (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN D: (CALCIFEROL, ERGOSTEROL): Fat-soluble. VITAMIN D HELPS IN THE ABSORPTION OF PHOSPHORUS, CALCIUM, AND OTHER MINERALS. IT REGULATES CALCIUM LEVELS AND IS NEEDED FOR A HEALTHY THYROID GLAND, AND BLOOD CLOTTING. IT HELPS CHILDREN’S TEETH AND BONES AND IT PREVENTS: BONE GROWTH PROBLEMS, EARLY AGING, FRACTURES NOT HEALING PROPERLY, IMPROPER CALCIUM ABSORPTION, LACK OF MINERAL ASSIMILATION, LACK OF ENERGY, MENOPAUSE, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, PYORRHEA, RICKETS, STRESS, THINNING BONES OR OSTEOPOROSIS, AND TOOTH DECAY. IT REGULATES HEARTBEAT, AND ENHANCES IMMUNITY. Baby’s who are breastfeeding, or not drinking regular cows milk, may need supplements as there are few other ways to obtain this vitamin (except for sunlight exposure). There is not enough vitamin D in breastmilk to be beneficial. Vitamin D is FOUND IN: butter, carrots, chicken, dandelion, egg yolk, fern (bracken), fish, fish oils, salmon, herring, fortified milk, liver, maitake mushrooms, margarine, milk, mushrooms (especially shiitake mushrooms), sprouts, sunflower seeds, sunlight exposure, watercress (under cresses), and wheat (under grass) germ. Some plants contain sterols, which under ultraviolet light can produce vitamin D. It is not sensitive to heat, light, or oxygen. It is toxic in large doses. INHIBITORS include anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, laxatives, mineral oil, and smog. HELPERS include calcium, choline (B-complex), essential fatty acids (vitamin F), fat, phosphorus, and vitamins A, and C. The recommended dose has been 400 U.S.P. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN E: (TOCOPHEROL): Fat-soluble. ANTIOXIDANT. KEEPS UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS, FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS, AND SEX HORMONES, FROM BEING DESTROYED BY OXYGEN. IT PROTECTS VITAMIN A FROM OXYGEN DESTRUCTION, IMPROVES CIRCULATION, PREVENTS SCAR TISSUE, HELPS FORM RED BLOOD CELLS, PREVENTS BLOOD CLOTS, PREVENTS DAMAGE FROM POLLUTION, STOPS AGING, AND IS NEEDED FOR HEALTHY FUNCTION OF REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS. IT IS USEFUL IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF: AGING, ANGINA, BURNS, CALCIUM DEPOSITS, EMPHYSEMA, AND ENHANCES SEXUAL PERFORMANCE. IT IS USED FOR FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASES, IT HEALS BURNS AND WOUNDS, GOOD FOR HEALTHY SKIN AND HAIR, HEART PROBLEMS, HEART DISEASES, HYPOGLYCEMIA, IMPROVES MUSCLE STRENGTH AND STAMINA, INFERTILITY, LEG ULCERS, MENSTRUAL AND MENOPAUSE PROBLEMS, MISCARRIAGES, MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, PHLEBITIS, POOR CIRCULATION OF THE LEGS AND LOWER EXTREMITIES, LUNG TOXICITY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS, PREMENSTRUAL STRESS, PREVENTS HAIR LOSS; AND PREVENTS MISCARRIAGE, STROKES, CANCER, HEART ATTACKS, REDUCES SCAR DEVELOPMENT, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, STRENGTHENS CAPILLARY WALLS, TISSUE REPAIR, AND VARICOSE VEINS. LACK OF VITAMIN E MAY cause ABNORMAL FAT DEPOSITS IN MUSCLES, ABORTIONS, CATARACTS, CIRCULATION PROBLEMS, DRY SKIN, FRAGILE RED BLOOD CELLS, HEART PROBLEMS, HEART DISEASES, MUSCLE PROBLEMS, PREGNANCY PROBLEMS, SEXUAL IMPOTENCY, STERILITY, STILLBIRTHS, AND STROKE. Vitamin E is FOUND IN: alfalfa, apples, asparagus (under lily), avocados, Brazil nuts, broccoli, cold-pressed soybean oil, corn (under grass) oil, cottonseed oil, dandelion greens, dulse, eggs, flax, green vegetables, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), leafy green vegetables, liver, meat, nuts, oatmeal, oats, olive oil, olives, peanuts, pecans, prunes (under plum), red onions (under lily), seeds, sesame, spinach, sprouts, sunflower oil, walnuts, watercress (under cresses), wheat (under grass) germ, wheat (under grass) germ oil, and whole wheat (under grass) or grain products. It is sensitive to alkalis, oxygen, and ultraviolet light. It is found more abundant in animal tissue. Vitamin E is also made synthetically from a petroleum byproduct. It is natural if the label lists d-alpha-tocopherol or d-alpha-tocopherol. Synthetic vitamin E is listed as dl-alpha-tocopherol or d-alpha tocopherol. INHIBITORS include chlorine, estrogen, food processing, freezing, heat, iron sulfate, laxatives, mineral oil, oxygen, and thyroid hormones. Iron can cause possible destruction of vitamin E. Consume iron and vitamin C one to two hours apart. HELPERS include choline (B-complex), dong quai, essential fatty acids (vitamin F), fat, inositol (vitamin Bh), manganese, multivitamins, phosphorus, selenium, vitamins A, B-complex (especially B-1), C, and F. The recommended dose has been 15-200 I.U. For the treatment and prevention of heart disease a daily-recommended dose is between 400-800 I.U. of natural source vitamin E. Parkinson disease sufferers may safely have TAKEN up to 2,000 I.U. daily. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN F: (ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS): EFA’s or essential fatty acids (vitamin F) are called essential because our bodies can’t make them. They are needed for the proper functioning of cells. AS REGULATORS, THE OMEGA-3 AND 6 FATTY ACIDS PROVIDE STRENGTH AND CONTROL THE MOVEMENT OF ALL SUBSTANCES IN AND OUT OF THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF OUR BODIES. VITAMIN F LOWERS CHOLESTEROL PREVENTING HEART DISEASES. IT HELPS ADRENAL AND OTHER GLANDS, AND IS GOOD FOR MUCOUS MEMBRANES AND SKIN. IT PROMOTES GROWTH, HELPS DIGEST FOOD PROPERLY, AND SUPPLIES PHOSPHORUS AND CALCIUM TO THE CELLS. IT PROTECTS FROM RADIATION POISONING. LACK OF VITAMIN F MAY PRODUCE SYMPTOMS OF: ACNE, DRY SKIN, ECZEMA, GALLSTONE FORMATION, HAIR LOSS, KIDNEY PROBLEMS, MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS, MENTAL PROBLEMS, PROSTATE PROBLEMS, REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS, AND SLOW GROWTH. Vitamin F is FOUND IN: borage oil, green leafy vegetables, liver, nuts (except peanuts and coconut), unrefined polyunsaturated oils and margarines such as: canola (safflower), corn (under grass), cotton, flax seed, hemp agrimony seed oil, olive, sesame, soy (under beans), and sunflower. INHIBITORS include aging, alcohol, cancer, cholesterol, decreased levels of vitamin C and zinc, deodorized and hydrogenated oils, diabetes, heat, iron sulfate, laxatives, mineral oil, non-essential and trans-fatty acids, oxygen, radiation, and viral infections. HELPERS include magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamins A, C, D, E, and zinc. Recommended dose has been 1% of intake of all calories. Supplementing your diet with flax seed and evening primrose oil provides essential fatty acids (vitamin F). (See also: Essential Fatty Acids). (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN H: (BIOTIN): HELPS IN THE ABSORPTION OF PANTOTHENIC ACID (B-5), VITAMIN B-12, PROTEIN, AND FOLIC ACID (B-9). IT IS NEEDED TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS, IT TREATS MALARIA, AND HELPS FAT, CARBOHYDRATE, AND PROTEIN ABSORPTION. IT ALSO HELPS IN ECZEMA IN INFANTS, SOME SKIN PROBLEMS (RASH); AND AIDS IN CELL GROWTH, DIABETES, AND KIDNEY DIALYSIS PATIENTS. LACK OF VITAMIN H MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ANEMIA, CONFUSION, DANDRUFF, ECZEMA, FATIGUE, GRAY SKIN TONES, HAIR LOSS, HALLUCINATIONS, HEART PROBLEMS, LACK OF APPETITE, LUNG INFECTIONS, MENTAL DEPRESSION, MUSCLE PAIN, SEBORRHEA, AND SKIN PROBLEMS. Vitamin H is FOUND IN: brewer's yeast, kidneys, liver, soybeans, and unpolished rice (under grass). INHIBITORS include alcohol, alkali, antibiotics, estrogen, food processing, nitrous acid, oxygen, raw egg whites, strong acid, and water. HELPERS include sulfur, and vitamins B-complex (especially B-5, B-12), C, and folic acid (B-9). The recommended dosage has been 150-300mcg. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN K: (MENADIONE): Fat-soluble. VITAMIN K IS NEEDED FOR BLOOD CLOTTING, ENERGY, A HEALTHY NERVOUS SYSTEM, AND NORMAL LIVER FUNCTIONS. IT GUARDS AGAINST HEMORRHAGES. IT IS MORE POWERFUL THAN VITAMIN E AND COQ10 AS A MEGA ANTIOXIDANT. IT IS STORED IN THE PANCREAS AND IS NEEDED FOR GLUCOSE-INSULIN BALANCING AND REGULATION OF BLOOD SUGARS. IT CLOTS BLOOD PROTEINS TO PREVENT STROKES AND HEART ATTACKS. IT REGULATES THE PROTEIN OSTEOCALCIN AND CALCIUM, PROMOTING BONE CALCIFICATION, GREATER BONE DENSITY, AND PREVENTS OSTEOPOROSIS. IT REGULATES CALCIUM IN THE BRAIN, WHICH MAY PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASES. IT PREVENTS HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES AND OTHER SOFT TISSUES. LACK OF VITAMIN K MAY CAUSE FREQUENT AND LONG PERIODS OF: BLEEDING ULCERS AND BLEEDING IN GENERAL, FATIGUE, HEAVY MENSTRUAL bleeding, AND NOSEBLEEDS. IT REDUCES PREMATURE AGING. Vitamin K is FOUND IN: alfalfa (and other green plants), barley (under grass) green, blue-green algae (seaweed), cabbage, cauliflower, chestnut leaves, chloerella (seaweed), egg yolks, kale, liver, milk, oats, seaweed, shepherd’s purse, soybean oil, spinach, spirulina (seaweed), tomatoes, vegetable oils, and yogurt. It occurs mostly in plants and can be manufactured in a healthy intestine. HELPERS include acidophilus, bifidus (found in buttermilk or live bacterial yogurt), essential fatty acids (vitamin F), and fat. No recommendation is given, as it can be produced in a healthy intestine. (ALIVE)

 

ARGININE: Arginine should be avoided, especially for people with gout, kidney problems, rheumatism, or arthritis. Arginine is FOUND IN: carob, chocolate, coconut, gelatin, nuts, oats (under grass), peanuts, soybeans, watermelon, wheat (under grass) germ, white and whole grain flour. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN P: (RUTIN) BIOFLAVONOID: VITAMIN P KEEPS VITAMIN C FROM BEING DESTROYED. IT WORKS WITH VITAMIN C AND HELPS STRENGTHEN CAPILLARIES. IT FIGHTS: ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, BLEEDING GUMS, BLUE OR PURPLE SKIN SPOTS, EYE HEMORRHAGES, HEART DISEASES, HEMORRHOIDS, HYPERTENSION, INFECTION, LIVER CIRRHOSIS, PSORIASIS, RADIATION SICKNESS, AND VARICOSE VEINS. Vitamin P is FOUND IN: the white skin, pulp, pith, and outer layers of vegetables, and mainly citrus fruits (or blue colored berries), apricots, beets, black currents (gooseberry), buckwheat, cherries, German rue, grapes, green peppers, paprika (pepper, sweet), prunes (under plum), and strawberries (or wild strawberries). Cooking can destroy bioflavinoids. No known inhibitors. HELPERS include vitamin C. Recommended dosage has been up to 200mg. or more. (See also: Bioflavinoids) (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN T: GUARDS AGAINST ANEMIA AND HEMOPHILIA AND HELPS MEMORY. Vitamin T is FOUND IN: egg yolks, sesame seeds, and some vegetable oils. No recommended dose. (ALIVE)

 

VITAMIN U: HEALS PEPTIC ULCERS. Vitamin U is FOUND IN: cabbage, or homemade sauerkraut.  

 

MINERALS are necessary for proper bodily functions. They are grouped in two types: MACRO MINERALS are found in fairly large amounts within the body. They are calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium (salt), and sulfur. MICRO MINERALS are necessary for human nutrition. They are cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, and zinc. Some trace minerals also exist in our body, but not all of their functions have been classified. ADEQUATE LEVELS OF STOMACH ACID ARE NEEDED FOR THE ABSORPTION OF MANY MINERALS. People with low stomach acid (older people in general) tend to absorb fewer minerals. DISEASES CAUSED BY MINERAL DEFICIENCY include anemia, acid conditions, appendicitis, cancer, colitis, constipation, convulsions, diabetes, dysentery, eczema, heart disease, intestinal disease and problems, malnutrition, menstrual disorders, nerve problems, neuralgia, pellagra, paralysis, infantile paralysis, pleurisy, pneumonia, rheumatism, rickets, sciatica, scurvy, tuberculosis, tumors, and skin eruptions. (ALIVE)

 

BORON: Mineral. Boron helps prevent bone loss and demineralization; it also regulates immune and inflammatory processes. (ALIVE)

 

CALCIUM: Macro mineral. This is the most abundant mineral in our body. It requires phosphorus, vitamin D, and magnesium, for proper absorption. IT IS USED OR NEEDED FOR: ABSORPTION OF VITAMINS A, C, D, AND PHOSPHORUS, BLOOD CLOTTING, BRAIN FUNCTIONING, BONES, HEALING, HEART REGULATOR, MUSCLES, NERVE TRANSMISSION, MUSCLE GROWTH AND CONTRACTION, NORMAL GROWTH, PREGNANCY, AND TEETH. IT INHIBITS LEAD ABSORPTION, ACTIVATES ENZYMES, AND MAINTAINS PROPER CELL MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY. LACK OF CALCIUM MAY cause ANXIETY, DERANGEMENT, COLON CANCER, HALLUCINATIONS, DEPRESSION, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDE LEVELS, IMPROPER KIDNEY FUNCTION, INSOMNIA, MENSTRUAL CRAMPS, MUSCLE CRAMPS, NERVOUSNESS, OSTEOPOROSIS, PSYCHOSES, RICKETS, SPASMS, STOMACH ACIDITY, TOOTH DECAY, AND POOR GROWTH. CALCIUM IS FOUND MAINLY IN: dairy products, plants, seafoods, almonds, apples, arrowroot, bananas, beans, bedstraw (cleavers), beet tops, blackstrap molasses, bladderwrack (under seaweeds), bok choy, bone meal, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, buttermilk, cabbage, calcium lactate, canned fish, carrageen, cauliflower, celery, chamomile, chard, cheese, chestnuts, chickpeas, chickweed, chives (under lily, wild chives), cinquefoil, citrus fruits, collards, coltsfoot, dandelion leaves or root, dulse (under seaweeds), eggs, elderberries, endives, fennel (raw), figs, filberts, flax, goat’s milk, green amaranth, horsetail grass, kale, kefir, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), kidney beans, lamb’s quarters, lance-leaf plantain, dark-green leafy green vegetables, leeks (under lily), legumes, lentils, lettuce (regular or chicory), low-fat milk, maitake mushrooms, maple syrup, meadowsweet, milk, mistletoe, moss (Irish), most raw vegetables, mussel meat, mustard greens, navy beans, nettle, nuts, oats (under grass), okra pods, oranges, oysters, papayas, parsley, parsnips, peanuts, pears, peas, pimpernel, plantain, pokeweed (young shoots), purslane, radishes, rhubarb, rosehips, rutabaga, salmon (canned, due to the bones), sardines (canned), seaweed (agar), sesame seeds, shepherd’s purse, shrimp, sorrel, soy (under beans) milk, spinach, spirulina (seaweed, contains 26 times more calcium than milk), squash (under pumpkin), stony coralroot, sunflower seeds, tofu, trout, tuna, turnips or leaves, walnuts, watercress (under cresses), yellow toadflax, yellow dock, yogurt, and young nettle leaves. Calcium is dissolved in the body, but light or heat does not affect it. Increase the consumption of calcium if taking vitamin D, or if getting too much sun. Consume excessive sodium (salt), vitamin D, and calcium, two to three hours apart. INHIBITORS include copper, zinc, oxalic acid, excessive magnesium, or excessive fiber, decreases the absorption. Consume with calcium two to three hours apart. Iron can interfere with absorption unless TAKEN with vitamin C. HELPERS include boron, essential fatty acids (vitamin F), L-lysine, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamins A, C, and especially D. The recommended dosage for adults has been 800mg., for children, 360-1,000mg., for post-menopausal, pregnant, or lactating women 1,000-1,500mg. (ALIVE)

NON-DAIRY SOURCES OF CALCIUM.

Broccoli (1 cup, boiled):                                                                             94mg.

Brussel sprouts (8 sprouts)                                                                          54mg.

Butternut squash (1 cup, boiled)                                                                 84mg.

Figs, dried (10 medium)                                                                           269mg.

Great northern beans (1 cup, boiled)                                                        121mg.

Green beans (1 cup, boiled)                                                                        58mg.

Navel orange (1 med)                                                                                 56mg.

Navy beans (1 cup, boiled)                                                                       128mg.

Oatmeal, instant (2 packages)                                                                   326mg  

Orange juice, calcium fortified (cup)                                                        350mg

Pinto beans (1 cup, boiled)                                                                         82mg. 

Raisins (2/3 cup)                                                                                         53mg.

Soybeans (1 cup, boiled)                                                                           175mg.

Spinach (1 cup, boiled)                                                                             244mg.

Tofu (1/2 cup)                                                                                           258mg.

White beans (1 cup, boiled)                                                                      161mg.

Sourc Physicians Committee for Responsible medicine.

                                   

CARBOHYDRATES: supply ENERGY and comprise the largest amount of the world’s diet. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar during digestion. Starch, a common form of carbohydrates is found in bulbs, grains, roots, and tubers. Sugars are found in fruit, sugar cane (under grass), sugarbeets, and in milk. Meats have small amounts of carbohydrates. Vegetable fats are found in: avocados, nuts, potatoes, seeds, soybeans, vegetable oils, and wheat (under grass) germ. CARBOHYDRATES are FOUND IN: apples, apricots, bananas, beets, blackberries (under raspberries), blackstrap molasses, blueberries, bread, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cherries, corn (under grass), dates, figs, grapes, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, nuts, oats (under grass), parsnips, pasta, pastries, peas, potatoes, prunes (under plum), raisins, raspberries, rice (under grass), sesame seeds, soybeans, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, sweets, wheat (under grass), yams, and edible yeast. SUGAR IS THE MAIN PROBLEM IN HYPERACTIVITY. A sugar substitute called aspartame is commonly used in soft drinks, gum, and some candies. Overuse CAN PRODUCE LEARNING PROBLEMS, AND SEIZURES, AND IN TIME POSSIBLY BRAIN DAMAGE. Refined sugar substitutes include blackstrap molasses, sucanat, maple syrup, stevia, and honey. (ALIVE)

 

CHLORIDE or CHLORINE: Macro mineral. Chlorine itself is a poisonous gas, but in the form of chloride is an important mineral nutrient. It acts with sodium (salt) to maintain cell fluid balances. Chloride is essential for the production of hydrochloric acid, which is a gastric juice used for digestion. It regulates ELECTROLYTE BALANCE and BODY FLUID. It helps form part of the GASTRIC JUICES. It is found in processed foods and table salt. It is also FOUND IN: bananas, barley (under grass), beets, blackstrap molasses, Brazil nuts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, coconut (dried), dandelion leaves, egg yolks, endives, hazelnuts, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, parsley, pecans, rhubarb, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, turnips, watercress (under cresses), and whole wheat (under grass) products. It is usually over-used with bad results. IT CAN ALSO cause cancer, fatigue, and birth defects. The national Cancer Institute reported that people who DRANK chlorinated water were twice as likely to develop bladder cancer than those not drinking it. The problem may be more apparent in smokers. It was also found that a high trihalomethane level from chlorine was more likely to produce birth defects, including low birth weight. It was also found that people drinking water with trichloroethylene were three times more likely to be born with congenital heart disease than were children whose parents DRANK unchlorinated water. To reduce the amount of inhaled chloroform it is recommended to keep the bathroom fan on, or open a window when taking a shower or bath. This can reduce exposure up to 30%. Chlorine destroys vitamin E, and has been linked to heart disease, and cancer. As much as one-half of all water pollution exposure is through the skin and lungs, which is passed through the skin and lungs through hot showers and baths. Chlorine in most city water can also kill the probiotic microorganisms in our intestines. Yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut may replace these microorganisms. (ALIVE)

 

CHOLESTEROL: Two types are HDL (good) and LDL (bad). Cholesterol is FOUND IN: dairy products, eggs, fat, saturated and hydrogenated fats and oils, and red meat. (See also: CHOLESTEROL under Blood Problems).

 

CHROMIUM: Trace element. CHROMIUM IS NEEDED FOR PROPER CHOLESTEROL ABSORPTION, AND TO INSURE PROPER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS. IT WORKS TOGETHER WITH HORMONES AND ENZYMES. IT HELPS CONTROL APPETITE AND IT HELPS INSULIN WORK. IT WORKS CLOSELY WITH INSULIN, AIDING AND TRANSPORTING GLUCOSE INTO CELLS FOR METABOLISM. Chromium deficiency produces diabetic symptoms that include decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increased total cholesterol and triacylglycerols, decreased insulin binding and the number of insulin receptors, and high blood glucose. A diet high in refined grains and sugars reduces chromium levels because metabolizing these foods requires more chromium than they provide. LACK OF CHROMIUM MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH: ATHEROSCLEROSIS, BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS TOO HIGH, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, DIABETES, FATIGUE, HYPERTENSION, HYPOGLYCEMIA, INCREASED BAD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, OBESITY, AND STUNTED GROWTH. Chromium is FOUND IN: brewer's yeast, cheese, hard water, kidney, lean meats, liver, molasses, mushrooms, peanuts, pork, raw sugar, spirulina (seaweed), wheat (under grass) germ, whole grain breads and cereals. There has never been a single death reported from chromium overdose or supplement, although it may have negative interaction with vanadium. Simple carbohydrates may decrease the absorption. Increase your chromium intake if consuming a lot of carbohydrates. Calcium carbonate decreases levels or benefits of chromium. Consume one to two hours apart. (ALIVE)

 

COBALT: Helps in RED BLOOD CELL FORMATION. WORKS WITH VITAMIN B-12. LACK OF COBALT MAY LEAD TO ANEMIA. Cobalt is FOUND IN: green leafy vegetables, and liver. Only small amounts are needed. (ALIVE)

 

COPPER: Trace element. Micro mineral. COPPER IS NEEDED FOR MAINTAINING HAIR COLOR, BONE DEVELOPMENT (MARROW), CONNECTIVE TISSUE, BRAIN, PIGMENTATION, AND METABOLISM. IT HELPS FORM HEMOGLOBIN IN RED BLOOD CELLS AND FOR NERVE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE. IT IS NEEDED FOR IRON ABSORPTION. IT HELPS IN THE HEALING PROCESS, AND IN ENERGY PRODUCTION. IT HELPS OXIDIZE VITAMIN C. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ENZYME AND PROTEIN FORMATION. LACK OF COPPER MAY cause ANEMIA, BREATHING PROBLEMS, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, GREYING HAIR OR HAIR LOSS, AND HEART AND JOINT PROBLEMS. Copper is found in both animal and plant tissue. Copper is also FOUND IN: almonds, beans, beer, cheese, chocolate, currant (gooseberry), green leafy vegetables, legumes, liver, mushrooms, nuts, organ meats, oysters, peas, pomegranates, prunes (under plum), raisins, seafood, seeds, soy (under beans) products, whole grain bread and cereals. INHIBITORS include high levels of zinc, or molybdenum intake may cause a possible interaction. Limit intakes of molybdenum or increase copper levels. Iron, manganese, and vitamin C all decrease the benefits of copper. TAKE one to two hours apart. Zinc is the antagonist to copper. HELPERS include cobalt, folic acid (B-9), and iron. Copper plumbing in the home may contribute to copper poisoning. (See also: Heavy Metal Poisoning {Copper}) The recommended dosage has been 2mg., which is found in most regular diets. (ALIVE)

 

ENZYMES: are contained in all living tissue. They are NEEDED TO PROMOTE ALL CHEMICAL REACTIONS NECESSARY FOR LIFE. DIGESTIVE ENZYMES work in the mouth, stomach, and intestines, to break down food into simpler compounds. Vitamins are not activated until they join enzymes. All people need plant enzymes. They nourish the body so that it can heal itself. They do not interfere with drugs already being taken, but may allow the amount taken to be reduced. Cooked foods have most of the enzymes removed and raw foods have intact enzymes. If the body cannot break down food properly, it is lacking enzymes. When particles of undigested food sit in your intestines and stomach, they directly enter your blood, making whatever doesn’t get digested a poison. The body then sends out antibodies to get rid of the undigested material. Undigested food particles often land in soft tissues causing inflammation. This can lead to bacterial build up, and diseases from acne to cancer can begin to form. A lack of SUGAR-DIGESTIVE ENZYMES (lactase, maltase, and sucrase) can lead to severe problems such as asthma and diarrhea. Lack of these enzymes has been linked to attention-deficit disorder, mood swings, violent behavior, mental, and emotional behavior. People deficient in protease (the protein digesting enzyme) have low blood sugar, a suppressed immune system, and usually edema (tissue fluid). Since PROTEASE is a major enzyme in the immune system, it can be prescribed to treat all types of viral and bacterial infections. Abnormal brain chemistry leading to mental problems can often be corrected using enzyme therapy. The brain can heal itself when given the proper enzymes. THERE ARE TWO TYPES of ENZYMES: METABOLIC enzymes that help with the tissues and body organs such as the heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. They are used for healing. DIGESTIVE enzymes help to break food down. LIPASE, a fat-digesting enzyme, helps to reduce fats into fatty acids. AMYLASE helps change carbohydrates into simple sugars. PROTEIN is converted into amino acids by PROTEASE. When other enzymes are used up, digestive enzymes take over. Enzymes are FOUND IN: alfalfa, apples, artichokes, barley (under grass) malt, buckthorn bark, castor bean oil, dandelion root, papaya, peppermint (under mint), soybeans, wood sorrel, and yellow bedstraw (cleavers). Green vegetable drinks, sprouts, or water that the grains are sprouted in (rejuvenac) are loaded with enzymes and considered to be one of the best sources of enzymes. (ALIVE)

 

FATS: are body ENERGY SOURCES. Fats are needed to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Fats are either saturated or unsaturated, which are burned faster and produce less cholesterol than saturated fats. Animals contain saturated fats, while plants contain unsaturated fatty acids. Low fat diets can cause chronic, acute, psychological, and allergic diseases. The myelin that encloses our nerves is 79% fat. BEST SOURCES include all fish (especially cold water fish), borage oil, canola (safflower), evening primrose oil, flax seed oil, lean meats, mustard, soybeans, spirulina (seaweed), and walnuts. AVOID fast, or snack foods. Extra virgin olive oil contains oleic acid, and if the color is greenish-yellow it should be good for you. To avoid trans-fatty acids in canola (safflower) oil, only purchase unrefined canola oil that has been processed at temperatures below 110 f. or 43 C. Canola (safflower) should be used only for cold preparations such as salad dressings and mayonnaise. For cooking, clarified butter, organic coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined sesame, or high-oleic sunflower oil is best. Not all oils are labeled properly. The WORST SOURCES COME FROM: corn (under grass) oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil. All polyunsaturated vegetable oils are chemically unstable and react with heat and oxygen, becoming oxidized. This can cause cancer and DNA mutations. Competent scientists have known all along that margarine and other vegetable oil products are more destructive than the butter and animal fat they replace. FATS THAT ARE THE LEAST DAMAGED BY FRYING include coconut, palm, palm kernel, cocoa butter, and dairy butter. If the fat smokes, the fatty acids are destroyed and the cells are damaged. Tropical oils should be used unhydrogenated. Margarine and shortening are not recommended for frying. Chinese fry with water in the pan first to keep the temperature down. ANIMAL FAT is SATURATED FAT. These fats are ENERGY providers, but also high in cholesterol, and they raise blood cholesterol levels. Elimination of these fats will reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and cancer. Saturated fats are FOUND IN: animal fats, butter, cheese, chocolate, cream, egg yolks, fatty dairy products, hydrogenated vegetable shortening, margarine, meat, palm and coconut oil (sometimes used in snack foods), poultry, and red meat. They are solid at room temperature. (Egg yolks also contain good cholesterol (HDL)). ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS: are essential in building a healthy body. Essential fatty acids are FOUND IN: cold pressed vegetable oils, mackerel, nuts, seeds, and salmon. (See also: vitamin F). POLYUNSATURATED FAT: lowers blood cholesterol, as well as the good cholesterol. Polyunsaturated fats are FOUND IN: almonds, corn (under grass), fish, hazelnuts and pecans, safflower, soybean oil, and sunflower seeds (or oil). It is liquid at room temperature. MONOUNSATURATED FAT: lowers blood cholesterol levels, especially bad cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats are FOUND IN: avocados, canola (safflower) oil, cashews, olives, peanut butter, or peanuts. They are liquid at room temperature. TRANS-FATTY ACIDS: raise blood cholesterol levels and lowers good cholesterol levels. Trans-fatty acids are FOUND IN: chips, cookies, crackers, and hydrogenated products such as margarine, baked goods, and vegetable oils. Fat is changed chemically during processing. These fats can derange cell membranes. UNSATURATED FAT: provides ENERGY are and NOT HIGH IN CHOLESTEROL. Unsaturated fats are FOUND IN: all fish (especially cold water fish), olive oil, polyunsaturated margarine, and sunflower or canola (safflower) oil. (ALIVE)

 

FERMENTED FOODS: can be FOUND IN alcohol, some soy (under beans) sauces (FERMENTED), sauerkraut, and cheese.

FIBER: is needed for healthy DIGESTIVE function. Fiber is FOUND IN: brown rice (under grass), cooked beans and peas, dried fruit, fruits and vegetables, oat (under grass) bran, pasta, whole-grain breads, and cereals.

FISH and FISH OIL: (Cod liver oil, etc.) Fish and fish oils thins the blood, protects arteries from damage, inhibits blood clots, lowers bad cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, increases mental energy, reduces the risk of lupus, prevents cancer, reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, relieves asthma, relieves migraines, anti-inflammatory, regulates the immune system, and fights early stages of kidney disease. Some fish oils contain too much vitamin A for people with liver disease to digest. (ALIVE)

 

FLUORINE or FLUORIDE Trace element. FLUORIDE IS A NATURAL INTERNAL ANTISEPTIC (GERM KILLER). IT FIGHTS INFECTIONS AND HELPS BUILD STRONG BONES AND TEETH. IT PRODUCES HYDROCHLORIC ACID NEEDED FOR DIGESTION. IT HELPS THE LIVER DETOXIFY BLOOD AND BALANCES FLUID LEVELS. FLUORIDE is FOUND NATURALLY IN: almonds, asparagus (under lily), beet tops, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cheese, coffee, garlic (under lily), green vegetables, hard water, milk, potatoes, romaine lettuce, sardines (with bones), sea water, sea salt, seaweed, spinach, sunflower seeds, tea, watercress (under cresses), and watermelon (and seeds). TOO MUCH FLUORINE IN FLUORIDATED WATER CAN CAUSE UNSIGHTLY TEETH, AND CAN BE TOXIC. It can cause teeth to be mottled with white patches or can cause brown discoloration. Recent studies have revealed that dental fluorosis may be involved with bone changes and low IQ. It has also caused neurological damage in animals. Fluoridated water may be responsible for: Down’s syndrome, bone cancer, and increased hip fractures. A serious problem of taking in too much fluoride over a period of years is that it can cause skeletal fluorosis. This can cause fluoride accumulation in the bone, creating pain and stiffness of the back and joints. This can progressively cripple and immobilize individuals. Animal studies show evidence of fluoride lowering sperm counts. Insufficient fluoride levels may boost cavities, but too much of the decay-fighting element can lead to dental fluorosis, a failure of the tooth enamel to crystallize efficiently in permanent teeth. Children from six months to twelve years of age are most likely to develop this condition. Too many soft drinks given to people at an early age may damage or discolor their teeth. It may contribute to rust-colored stains, surface pitting, and brittle teeth. Fluoride is one of the most toxic substances known to man. It is somewhere in between lead and arsenic on the toxicity scale. It can produce serious side effects on a long-term basis. Fluorine is needed only in small amounts. Enough is usually provided in the diet without supplements. The recommended dose has been 200-600mg. (ALIVE)

 

FRUIT GERMICIDES:

Citric Acid: IS GOOD FOR SCURVY, COLDS, ETC. Citric acid is FOUND IN: cherries, cranberries, grapefruit, lemons, limes (linden), oranges, raspberries, and red currant (under gooseberry)

 

Lactic Acid: IS GOOD FOR HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES. Lactic acid is FOUND IN: buttermilk, clabber milk, and soy (under beans) buttermilk.

 

Malic Acid: IS GOOD FOR DIGESTION. Malic acid is FOUND IN: apples, apricots, blackberries (under raspberries), cherries, currant (gooseberry), elderberries, gooseberries, GRAPES, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries (or wild strawberries), and tomatoes.

 

Oxalic Acid: IS GOOD FOR LIVER MALFUNCTION AND CONSTIPATION. Oxalic acid is FOUND IN: plums, rhubarb, sorrel, spinach, tomatoes, and yellow dock.

 

Tartaric Acid: IS GOOD FOR NERVOUSNESS, STOMACH ACID, INDIGESTION, SORE THROAT, LUNG AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES. Tartaric acid is FOUND IN: GRAPES and pineapples. (ALIVE)

 

IODINE: Trace element. Macro mineral. IODINE IS NEEDED FOR PROPER THYROID OPERATION, ENERGY, PROPER BODY WEIGHT, AND KEEPS SKIN FROM WRINKLING. IT IS ALSO NEEDED FOR PROPER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MENTALITY, SPEECH, HAIR, SKIN, TEETH, BREAST FEEDING, AND REPRODUCTION. IT REGULATES PRODUCTION OF ENERGY. A LACK OF IODINE MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ANEMIA, DRY SKIN and HAIR, FATIGUE, GOITER, HEART DISEASES, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, LOSS of PHYSICAL and MENTAL VIGOR, LOSS of SEX DRIVE, LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, OBESITY, SLOW PULSE, SLOW MENTAL REACTIONS, AND THYROID CANCER. Seafoods and seaweed are the most reliable sources. Plants contain iodine only if they grow in iodine-rich soils. (Eastern Canada and U.S.A. soils are depleted of iodine) Milk may contain iodine if the cow has been fed iodine-rich foods. Iodine is FOUND IN: all garden vegetables with iodine rich soils, bladderwrack (seaweed), beans, chard, citrus fruits, dulse, egg yolks, fish oil, garlic (under lily), iodized salt, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed, edible, or ashes from non-edible), laver, moss (Iceland, Irish), pears, peas, pineapple, seafood, seaweed, and watercress (under cresses). IODINE INHIBITORS include cabbage, mustard, peanuts, soybeans, and turnips. HELPERS include iron, manganese, and phosphorus. (ALIVE)

 

IRON: Trace element. Macro mineral. IRON IS TOXIC IN LARGE AMOUNTS. IT FORMS HEMOGLOBIN, WHICH CARRIES OXYGEN TO CELLS. IT BUILDS BLOOD, THUS ALLOWING FOR BETTER DISEASES AND STRESS RESISTANCE. IT PRODUCES HEMOGLOBIN AND MYOGLOBIN, OXIDIZES RED BLOOD CELLS, AND HELPS ENZYMES AND MUSCLES FUNCTION PROPERLY. IT HELPS STORE ENERGY AND MAKES IT AVAILABLE. IT IS NEEDED FOR A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM. LACK OF, MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ANEMIA, BRITTLE NAILS, CONSTIPATION, DIARRHEA, DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING OR BREATHING, EXHAUSTION, GROWTH PROBLEMS, HEADACHES, HEARTBURN, HEAVY MENSTRUAL bleeding, LEARNING PROBLEMS, LOSS OF SEXUAL DESIRE, MUSCLE PROBLEMS, NAUSEA, POOR RESISTANCE TO DISEASES, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO INFECTIONS, AND A WHITISH COMPLEXION. IT HELPS RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME. Iron is found in plant and animal tissue. It is also FOUND IN: alfalfa, all greens, almonds, apples, apricots (dried), artichokes, asparagus (under lily), bananas, barley (under grass), beans, beet tops, beets, black walnuts, blackberries (under raspberries), blackstrap molasses, blazing star, Brazil nuts, brewer's yeast, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, burdock root (well peeled, first year), cabbage, carrots, cashews, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, cinquefoil, clams, collards, cucumbers, currant (gooseberry), dandelion leaves, dark green leafy vegetables, dates, dried peas, dried fruits, dry beans, egg yolks, elderberries, endives, English walnuts, figs, fish, grapes, green amaranth, kale, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), lamb’s quarters, leeks (under lily), lentils, lettuce regular or chicory), lima beans, liver, maple syrup, meadowsweet, meat, milk, millet (under grass) root, molasses, mullein, mustard leaves, nettle (young leaves), oats (under grass), olives (canned or bottled), onions (under lily), oranges, parsley, parsnips, peaches, peanuts, pears, peas, pecans, plums, pokeweed (young shoots), potatoes, poultry, prunes (under plum, or juice), purslane, radishes, raisins, red meat, rest harrow, rhubarb, rice (brown), rice (under grass) husks, rosehips, salep, seaweed, sesame seeds, shave grass (horsetail grass), sorrel, soybeans, spinach, spirulina (seaweed), strawberries (or wild strawberries and leaves), stinging nettle, sunflower seeds, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnip leaves, turnips, walnuts, watercress (under cresses), wheat (under grass) germ, whole wheat (under grass), whole-grain breads and cereals, wild persimmons, yellow dock, and yellow toadflax. INHIBITORS include zinc, vitamin E, calcium, manganese (large amounts), potassium phosphate, and phosphorus. Large amounts of coffee, tea, bran, unleavened bread, or unrefined cereals, can also inhibit iron absorption. Consume a minimum of one to two hours apart. Minimize intake of oxalic acid, phytic acid, and excessive fiber intake. HELPERS include molybdenum, vitamins B-complex, and C. An OVERLOAD of IRON (HEMOCHROMATOSIS) affects almost 1 in 4 adults. Heredity is the most common reason. This form brings on symptoms in adulthood from the accumulation of iron in the tissues, which is absorbed through the digestive tract from a normal diet. It is capable of damaging organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, and other organs. A wide range of symptoms is possible because of the different kinds of damage it can do to various organs. Heart palpitations, diabetes, sever fatigue, or joint pains, are common reasons to see a doctor. Young children and premenopausal women can have this disease, but it is more common for those aged 30-50. Early diagnosis is essential because by the time a patient develops any symptoms, damage to the internal organs and liver may be irreversible. Untreated patients can develop liver cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. Sometimes no symptoms appear even in advanced stages of liver cirrhosis. Letting blood can prevent more serious diseases in most people. Symptoms may include amenorrhea (loss of monthly periods in women), arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), arthritis, chronic abdominal pain, congestive heart failure, depression or irritability, diabetes mellitus, enlarged liver or high levels of liver enzymes, fatigue, frequent infections, colds or flu, hair loss, headaches, impotence, increased skin pigmentation, or gray or bronze skin (without sun exposure), joint pain, weakness, or weight loss. (On health). Due to a lack of hydrochloric acid, older people may not be absorbing iron properly. Vitamin C is needed for good iron absorption. Recommended dose has been 18mg. for females and 10mg. for men. Iron is lost during a menstrual period. IRON NEEDS VITAMIN C AND COPPER for best absorption. (ALIVE)

 

LECITHIN: USED IN CIRCULATION PROBLEMS AND REMOVING EXCESS CHOLESTEROL. IT IS GOOD FOR SKIN CONDITIONS LIKE PSORIASIS AND BED SORES. IT MAY IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION. Lecithin is FOUND IN: corn (under grass), eggs, soybeans, soybean oil, or sunflower oil. Recommended dose has been 1-2 tsp. or 1-2 capsules. (ALIVE)

 

LIME: is FOUND IN: beans, cottage cheese, egg yolks, green leafy vegetables, lentils, milk, peas, and soybeans.

 

L-LYSINE: Is an amino acid that helps DIGESTION. It is used for COLD SORES or HERPES BLISTERS (amongst other things). L-Lysine is FOUND IN: bean sprouts, beans, brewer's yeast, cheese, chicken, corn (under grass), fish, fruits, kidney beans, lamb, peas, prawns, shrimp, split peas, vegetables, or wheat (under grass). The recommended dose has been 1,500mg. (ALIVE)

 

LITHIUM: NEEDED FOR SODIUM or SALT
(SALT)
TRANSFER TO NERVES AND MUSCLES. IT HELPS WITH NORMAL FUNCTION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. LACK OF LITHIUM MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA, NERVOUS AND MENTAL PROBLEMS.
Lithium is FOUND IN: seaweed, some natural mineral springs, and seawater. A doctor may also prescribe it. Long-term use in high doses can impair the thyroid hormone function. This leads to a slowing of the metabolism, and eventual gain in weight. Doctor’s often prescribe a thyroid hormone for those on long-term use of lithium. Otherwise SYMPTOMS of: depression, fatigue, fluid retention, hair loss, headaches, infertility, PMS, and other problems (usually called HYPOTHYROIDISM) will exist. Magnesium and B-complex (especially B-6) vitamins can prevent kidney damage. Vitamin B-3 (niacin) works well for manic periods. (ALIVE)

 

MAGNESIUM: Macro mineral. MAGNESIUM HELPS WITH ENZYMES. IT IS NEEDED TO ABSORB PROTEINS, SODIUM or SALT (SALT), POTASSIUM, CALCIUM, AND PHOSPHORUS. IT IS AN ENZYME CATALYST. IT IS NEEDED FOR HEALTHY NERVES, MUSCLES, STRONG BONES, AND HEART. IT MAINTAINS PROPER BODY PH LEVELS. IT CONVERTS BLOOD SUGAR TO ENERGY, AND IS A NATURAL TRANQUILIZER. LACK OF MAGNESIUM MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: CHOLESTEROL BUILD-UP, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, POTASSIUM, AND CALCIUM DEFICIENCIES WHICH LEAD TO: ANXIETY XE "ANXIETY" , ASTHMA, CALCIFICATION OF SOFT TISSUES, CONFUSION, DEPRESSION, FATIGUE, HEART DISEASES, HEART ATTACKS, HEART SPASMS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HYPERACTIVITY, KIDNEY PROBLEMS including STONES, MIGRAINES, MUSCLE CRAMPS OR SPASMS, NERVOUSNESS, PREMATURE WRINKLES, AND SEIZURES. IT HELPS PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME. It occurs in both plant and animal tissue. Magnesium can be FOUND IN: alfalfa, almonds, apples, asparagus (under lily), avocados, bananas, barley (under grass), beets (and tops), black pepper, blackberries (under raspberries), black willow bark, bladderwrack (seaweed), blazing star, Brazil nuts, broom tops, brown rice (under grass), buckwheat, cabbage, carrots and carrot leaves, cashews, cayenne, celery, chard, cherries, chestnuts, cinquefoil, cocoa, coconut (dried), coffee, collards, cooked dried beans, corn (under grass), cucumbers, dandelion leaves, dark green leafy vegetables, dates, dulse, endives, English walnuts, figs, grapes, hazelnuts, kale, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), kidney beans, lemons, lentils, lima beans, limes (linden), meadowsweet, milk, mistletoe, mullein leaves, natural brown rice (under grass), nuts, okra (less the seeds), oranges, parsley, parsnips, pecans, peaches, peanuts, peas, peppermint (under mint), plain chocolate, potatoes, primrose leaves, prunes (under plum), radishes, raisins, raspberries, rest harrow, rye (under grass, wild rye, whole), seafood, sesame seeds, silverweed (cinquefoil), skunk cabbage, soybeans, spinach, spirulina (seaweed), sunflower seeds, Swiss chard, tea, tomatoes, turnips, walnut leaves, watercress (under cresses), whole wheat (under grass) and whole-grain products, wintergreen (which is poisonous in large amounts) and yellow toadflax. The recommended dosage 350-700mg. INHIBITORS include vitamin D and high zinc levels (increase the body’s need for magnesium). Protein, vitamins A, D, E, K, and a high calcium intake (especially if taken with vitamin D) decrease the absorption levels of magnesium. They should be taken one to two hours apart from magnesium supplements. HELPERS include boron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins B-6, and C. (ALIVE)

 

MANGANESE: Trace element. Micro mineral. Antioxidant nutrient. MANGANESE IS NEEDED FOR THE ABSORPTION OF PROTEIN, FAT (WHEN COMBINED WITH CHOLINE {B-complex}), CARBOHYDRATES, VITAMINS B-1, E, AND B COMPLEX. IT HELPS THE BRAIN TO MOVE MUSCLES PROPERLY. IT IS NEEDED FOR ENERGY. IT REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR. IT HELPS NOURISH THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, NERVES, AND BRAIN. IT IS USED FOR PROPER BONE FORMATION. IT HELPS ENZYME FUNCTION AND NORMALIZES MAMMARY GLAND FUNCTION. LACK OF MANGANESE CAN cause ASTHMA, BLINDNESS, BONE DEFORMITIES, convulsions, DEAFNESS IN INFANTS, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, LACK OF ENERGY, DIZZINESS, GROWTH PROBLEMS, HEARING LOSS, LOSS OF BALANCE, PARALYSIS, AND STERILITY. Plants are the best sources of manganese. Manganese is FOUND IN: apricots, beets, bladderwrack (under seaweeds), blueberries, bran, Brussels sprouts, coffee, fresh wheat (under grass) germ, grapefruit, green leafy vegetables, legumes, outer skin of nuts and grain, peas, raw egg yolks, seaweed, tea, and whole grains (especially oats. INHIBITORS include a high intake of calcium, magnesium, or phosphates. Consume one to two hours apart from manganese. HELPERS include calcium, iron, vitamins B-complex, and E. (ALIVE)

 

MOLYBDENUM: Trace element. MOLYBDENUM IS A PART OF SOME ENZYMES AND IS USEFUL FOR COPPER POISONING. IT IS ALSO NEEDED FOR PROPER CARBOHYDRATE ABSORPTION. Molybdenum is FOUND IN: beans, brewer's yeast, brown rice (under grass), buckwheat, hard water, lentils, millet (under grass), peas, whole-grain breads and cereals. It is needed in small amounts only. Excessive copper or sulfur intake can decrease the levels, or benefits, of molybdenum. Limit intake of copper and sulfur, or increase molybdenum intake. (ALIVE)

 

PHOSPHORUS: Macro mineral. PHOSPHORUS WORKS TOGETHER WITH CALCIUM. IT MAINTAINS PROPER ACID BALANCE. IT BUILDS OR PRODUCES BONE AND TEETH, CELL GROWTH, HEART CONTRACTIONS, HEALTHY NERVES, PROPER KIDNEY FUNCTION, AND MENTAL ACTIVITY. IT UTILIZES VITAMINS, AND CONVERTS FOOD TO ENERGY. LACK OF PHOSPHORUS MAY RESULT IN: POOR SEXUAL ACTIVITY, POOR BRAIN AND NERVE FUNCTIONS, RETARDED GROWTH, RICKETS, AND WEAKNESS. It is found widely in both plant and animal tissue. It is second only to calcium in the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus is FOUND IN: almonds, apples, apricots (dried), artichokes, asparagus (under lily), avocados, barley (under grass, whole), beet tops, blackstrap molasses, bladderwrack (under seaweeds), bone meal, broccoli, brown rice (under grass), buckwheat, cabbage, calamus (sweet-flag), calendula, caraway, cauliflower, celery, chard, cheese, chickweed, collards, corn (under grass), cottage cheese, cucumbers, dairy products, dandelion leaves, dates (dried), dried fruit, dulse, egg yolks, elderberries, endives, English walnuts, figs, fish, garlic (under lily), green amaranth, kale, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), kidney beans, lamb’s quarters, legumes, lemons, lentils, lettuce (regular or chicory), licorice, lima beans, marigold flowers, meadowsweet flowers, meat, milk, moss (Irish), mustard leaves, nuts, oats (under grass), okra, onions (under lily), oranges, parsley, parsnips, peas, pokeweed (young shoots), potatoes (baked), prunes (under plum), pumpkin, purslane, radishes, raisins, rice (under grass) husks, rock phosphate, rosehips, seeds, sesame seeds, sorrel, soybeans, spinach, spirulina (seaweed), sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes (baked), tansy (which is poisonous in large amounts), tomatoes, turnip leaves, watercress (under cresses), wheat (under grass) germ, whole wheat (under grass), whole rye (under grass, wild rye), whole grain products (and cereals), wood ashes, and yellow dock. The recommended dose for children or pregnant women has been up to 1,400mg. Adults 800mg. INHIBITORS include calcium. Consume a minimum of one to two hours apart from phosphorus. HELPERS include boron, calcium, iron, manganese, sodium (salt), vitamins B-6, and D. (ALIVE)

 

POTASSIUM: Macro mineral. POTASSIUM WORKS WITH SODIUM or SALT
(SALT)
TO NORMALIZE HEART RHYTHM. IT AIDS IN CLEAR THINKING BY SENDING OXYGEN TO THE BRAIN. IT WORKS TOGETHER WITH SODIUM or SALT TO CONTROL THE BODY’S WATER BALANCE. IT HELPS WITH PROPER MUSCLE CONTRACTIONS. IT REGULATES NUTRIENT TRANSFER THROUGH CELL MEMBRANES AND HELPS CHEMICAL REACTIONS WITHIN CELLS. IT PRESERVES PROPER ALKALINITY OF BODY FLUIDS. IT STIMULATES THE KIDNEYS TO ELIMINATE POISONOUS BODY WASTES. IT PROMOTES HEALTHY SKIN. IT BALANCES ACID ALKALINE; IT HELPS BUILD CELLS, PREVENTS OVER ACID, AND STIMULATES HORMONE PRODUCTION, THUS PREVENTING FEMALE DISORDERS. IT DETOXIFIES BLOOD, AND HELPS IN PROPER HEART OPERATION, AND MUSCLE CONTRACTION. A LACK OF POTASSIUM MAY RESULT IN SYMPTOMS OF: CONSTIPATION, FATIGUE, HEART ATTACK, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, LOW BLOOD SUGAR, MUSCLE WEAKNESS OR DAMAGE, NERVOUS PROBLEMS, POOR REFLEXES, STROKE, AND GENERAL WEAKNESS.
It is found abundantly in both animal and plant tissues. Potassium is FOUND IN: almonds, American sanicle, American centaury, apples, apricots, arrowhead roots, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans, beet tops, bilberries (under blueberry), birch, blackberries (under raspberries), blackstrap molasses, bladderwrack (under seaweeds), borage, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, chickweed, cherries, collards, coltsfoot, comfrey, cooked dried beans and peas, corn (under grass), cucumbers, dairy products, dandelion greens, dates (dried), eggplant, elderberries, endives, English walnuts, fennel, figs (dried), fish, fresh fruits, and all vegetables, German chamomile, green amaranth, Jerusalem artichokes, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), kohlrabi, lance-leaf plantain, legumes, lentils, lettuce (regular or chicory), lima beans, maitake mushrooms, meat, milk, moss (Irish), mullein, mustard greens, nettle (young leaves), nuts, oats (under grass), okra, onions (under lily), orange juice, oranges, papayas, parsley, parsnips, peaches, peppermint (under mint), persimmons, plums, potatoes (and peelings particularly), poultry, primrose leaves, prunes (under plum), radishes, raisins, red eyebright, red cabbage, rhubarb, rice (under grass) husks, rye (under grass, wild rye), savory (under mint), shepherd’s purse, soybeans, spinach, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes (baked), sweet-flag (calamus), tomatoes, turnips, watercress (under cresses), watermelon (and seeds), water milfoil, wheat (under grass) germ, whole grain products, wild strawberry, and wintergreen (which is poisonous in large amounts). HELPERS include magnesium. The recommended dosage 2,000-6,000mg. TOO MUCH CAN CAUSE GASTRIC AND INTESTINAL ULCERS. TAKEN WITH CALCIUM IT CAN INCREASE HEARTBEAT IRREGULARITIES. Consume two to three hours apart. (ALIVE)

 

PROTEIN: NEEDS MANGANESE AND VITAMIN B-6 FOR PROPER ABSORPTION. IT IS NEEDED TO BUILD TISSUE. Protein is FOUND IN: cheese, dairy products, dried cooked beans and peas, eggs, fish, lentils, liver, maitake mushrooms, meat, milk, nuts, poultry, soybeans, seeds, tofu (soy, under beans), wheat (under grass) germ (or wheat (under grass)). Two tbsp. of dried algae (seaweed) equals about thirteen grams of protein. Good sources of vegetable proteins include artichokes, asparagus (under lily), barley (under grass), broad beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, chard, cottonseed, eggs, fish, garbanzo beans, milk, millet (under grass), mushrooms, mustard greens, nuts (only some), oats (under grass), rice (under grass), rye (under grass, wild rye), soybean sprouts or soy (under beans) products, spinach, and turnip greens. Whey or cottage cheese contains an excellent range of proteins called “whey peptides” which provide the highest quality source of protein known. It is higher than eggs, fish, turkey, or soy (under beans). Excess protein can put stress on the kidneys and liver. To rid the byproducts of protein (such as urea) the kidneys bind with calcium drawn from the blood. As the calcium levels drop in the blood, they are substituted from calcium leached from our bones. This can cause OSTEOPOROSIS. (See also: Bone Problems) Plant sources of calcium in green leafy vegetables provide lots of calcium without a lot of protein. Vitamins B-12 and D must be supplemented if meat is not eaten. The official recommended daily intake of protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. A 200-pound person should need only 73 grams of protein daily. This is less protein than is found in a can of tuna fish. (ALIVE)

 

SELENIUM: Trace element. SELENIUM WORKS CLOSE WITH VITAMIN E. IT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT NUTRIENT. IT HELPS TO REPAIR LIVER DAMAGE. IT BOOSTS IMMUNITY, SLOWS HARDENING OF TISSUES, SPEEDS HEALING, DANDRUFF, LOOSE SKIN, PROTECTS AGAINST CATARACT FORMATION, SLOWS CELLULAR AGING, INHIBITS PLAQUE FORMATION IN THE ARTERIES, HALTS THE PROGRESS OF HIV INFECTION, REDUCES FAT OXIDATION AND PREMATURE AGING. IT HELPS CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS. IT WORKS WITH ENZYMES. IT PREVENTS MERCURY POISONING DAMAGE, AGING, CATARACTS, AGE-RELATED VISION LOSS, CANCER, AND HEART DISEASES. LACK OF SELENIUM MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: CANCER, DEGENERATING MUSCLES, DIGESTIVE TRACT CANCER, MACULAR DEGENERATION, DISEASES OF THE BLOOD VESSELS AND HEART. Selenium is FOUND IN: bladderwrack (under seaweeds), brewer's yeast, broccoli, brown rice (under grass), Brussels sprouts, cheese, eggs, fish, garlic (under lily), lean meats, low-fat dairy products, milk, most vegetables, mushrooms, oatmeal, organic foods, organs, pork, poultry, sea water, seafood, seaweed, wheat (under grass), whole-wheat (under grass) and whole-grain flour. The best sources come from grains and seafood. Brazil nuts are one of the richest sources of selenium. Whole-wheat (under grass) flour and brown rice (under grass) contain about 77 mcg of selenium per cup. Meat also contains a lot of selenium. INHIBITORS include vitamin C. Consume one to two hours apart. HELPERS include vitamins A and E. The recommended daily intake is 70mcg. for all men and women. Only small amounts are needed. Some doctors may recommend 200-400 mcg daily. (ALIVE)

 

SILICA or SILICON: IS NEEDED FOR STRONG BONES, TEETH, NAILS, AND HAIR. IT PREVENTS MUCUS MEMBRANE IRRITATION AND PROTECTS AGAINST DISEASES LIKE TUBERCULOSIS. IT HELPS SPEED HEALING. LACK OF SILICA MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, BAD BONE FORMATION, HAIR LOSS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, INSOMNIA, LOWERED IMMUNE SYSTEM, LUNG DISEASES, NAIL PROBLEMS, OSTEOPOROSIS (BONE THINNING), WRINKLES, AND AGING SKIN. Silica is FOUND IN: almonds, apples, beets, flax seed, cabbage, fruits, grains, grapes, horsetail grass, nettle, oats (under grass), onions (under lily), parsnips, peanuts, potatoes, rye (under grass, wild rye), seaweed, strawberries (or wild strawberries), sunflower seeds, and whole wheat (under grass) products. HELPERS include boron, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. (ALIVE)

 

SODIUM or SALT
: (SALT). Macro mineral.
SODIUM or SALT
NEEDS LITHIUM AND VITAMIN B-6 TO WORK PROPERLY. IT IS CLOSELY CONNECTED TO CHOLINE (B-complex) AND POTASSIUM. ALL OF THESE HELP TRANSPORT NUTRIENTS INTO THE BLOOD AND NORMALIZE BODY FLUID. IT HELPS REGULATE ACID-BALANCE, NERVE TRANSMISSION, AND MUSCLE CONTRACTION. IT IS NEEDED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID TO DIGEST FOOD. IT STABILIZES BLOOD PRESSURE. LACK OF SALT PRODUCES SYMPTOMS OF: BREATHING FAILURE, BLEEDING FROM THE GUMS, CARBUNCLES, CATARACTS, CONSTIPATION, DIARRHEA, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, NAUSEA, SORE THROAT, AND TOOTHACHE. OVERUSE OF SALT MAY cause HARDENING ARTERIES XE "ARTERIES" , HEART DISEASES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, STOMACH CANCER OR ULCERS, AND FLUID OR WATER RETENTION. SALT HAS BEEN USED FOR: BLEEDING FROM THE GUMS, CARBUNCLES, CATARACTS, CONSTIPATION, HEAT EXHAUSTION, SORE THROAT, AND TOOTHACHES. SALT IS NEEDED FOR The BRAIN ELECTROLYTES PROPER FUNCTION.
Salt is found in: plant and animal tissue. Salt is also FOUND IN: apples, asparagus (under lily), blackstrap molasses, blazing star, carrageen, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, chives (under lily, wild chives), cleavers, dandelion leaves, dulse (seaweed), fennel seed, kale, kelp or bladderwrack (under seaweed), lettuce, meadowsweet, mistletoe, moss (Irish), mustard leaves, nettle, okra pods, processed foods, radishes, rest harrow, sea water, sea salt, seaweed, shepherd’s purse, sorrel, spinach, stinging nettle, strawberries (or wild strawberries), tomatoes, turnips, and watercress (under cresses). PLANTS LOW IN SODIUM or SALT are apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries (under raspberries), cherries, corn (under grass), lima beans, oranges, peas, pecans, pineapple, plums, raspberries, rice (under grass) husks, watermelon (excluding seeds), and wheat (under grass). In large amounts, salt added to the bath water, helps heal and tranquilize. Salt can be formed into a paste with a small amount of water added. This paste can be rubbed over the body to act as a stimulant to help increase the circulation in anemic conditions, helps overcome mild depression, increases the body tone before or after an infection, and helps overcome body trauma caused by excessive drinking. Salt rubs invigorate the skin, and stimulates both the sweat glands and nervous system. EPSOM SALTS is a strong muscle-relaxant and perspiration producer when added to bath water, but may be too strong for: people with arteriosclerosis or diabetes, people with heart problems, or sick or weakened people. They are also used before the onset of flu, colds, or other infections, for relaxing muscles, chronic arthritis pain, sciatica, and rheumatism. DEAD SEA SALTS are used to restore body functions, particularly after an injury. They are sold in some health food stores. HELPERS include calcium, potassium, sulfur, and vitamin D. The liver cannot function without salt. However, refined salt should be eliminated from the diet and should be replaced by sea salt or Celtic salt. Processed salt retains fluids. One ounce of table salt retains up to one pound of water. Fluid retention tires the heart. Processed salt acidifies the blood. This can cause liver illness, hypertension or high blood pressure, neuralgia, rheumatism, and gastric ulcers. It damages and eliminates enzymes, upsets the sodium/potassium balance, creates an acid stomach and impairs indigestion, it increases perspiration, decreases muscle contractility (including the heart), it over stimulates the nervous system and creates arrhythmia from its impact on nerves, it hardens arteries and other tissues, and it causes calcium and fatty deposits to build up on artery walls. The body needs minerals that are found in unrefined salt. In its natural form salt has over 100 other minerals and trace elements, which lead to a healthy diet. By rubbing the skin or bathing with salt, the skin can function as an elimination organ. Celtic SEA SALT or unprocessed salt has over 100 micronutrients (mostly minerals) that are not found in iodized processed table salt. The recommended dose has been 200-600mg. You can get this much without adding salt to anything! (ALIVE). REGULAR or TABLE SALT is mined from underground ancient sea deposits, and contains minerals which are usually removed with anti-caking agents added. NATURAL SEA SALTS are not processed to remove color and contain no additives. GOURMET SEA SALT is channeled into clay ponds where evaporation occurs. Natural minerals give this salt colors ranging from red to ivory. SEA SALT is damper than table salt and tends to clump. Salt can never go stale, as it is a mineral. Salt corrodes metal, so it should be kept in a ceramic, glass, or plastic container.

SULFUR: Macro mineral. SULFUR IN OUR BODIES COMES FROM SULFUR-CONTAINING AMINO ACIDS, AND FROM B VITAMINS, BIOTIN, AND VITAMIN B-1 (THIAMINE). IT IS NEEDED FOR STRONG NAILS, SKIN, HAIR, AND CARTILAGE, TISSUE FORMATION. A LACK OF SULFUR MAY PRODUCE SYMPTOMS OF: BLEMISHES, BREAKING HAIR, BRITTLE NAILS, ECZEMA, AND RASHES. The main sources are dairy products, grains, legumes, meat, and nuts. Sulfur can be FOUND IN: almonds, asparagus (under lily), avocados, black walnuts, Brazil nuts, broccoli, broom tops, cabbage, calamus or sweet-flag, cauliflower, celery, chard, chervil, chestnuts, coconut (dried), coltsfoot, corn (under grass), cucumbers, dates, dill, egg yolks, endives, English walnuts, eyebright, fennel, figs, garlic (under lily), kale, kidney beans, lance-leaf plantain, meadowsweet, moss (Irish), mullein, nasturtium leaves, nettle (young leaves), oats (under grass), okra, onions (under lily), peanuts, pearl barley (under grass), peas (fresh), pecans, pimpernel, plantain leaves, radishes, red eyebright, rest harrow, rice (white, under grass), sage (under mint), salt, scouring rush, sea fish, seaweed, sesame seeds, shave grass (horsetail grass), shepherd’s purse, silverweed (cinquefoilcinquefoil), soybeans, spinach, stinging nettle, sunflower seeds, calamus or sweet-flag, Swiss chard, thyme (under mint), tomatoes, turnip leaves and turnips, watercress (under cresses), whole rye (under grass, wild rye), whole barley (under grass), whole wheat (under grass) or whole wheat (under grass) products. INHIBITORS include zinc. Limit intake of zinc or increase the consumption of sulfur. HELPERS include biotin, potassium, vitamins B-1, and B-5. No supplements are usually needed. (ALIVE)

 

TRYPTOPHAN: AMINO ACID. TRYPTOPHAN ALLEVIATES DEPRESSION. THIS ACID CONVERTS INTO SEROTONIN IN THE BRAIN. SEROTONIN IS RELATED TO ALERTNESS AND ENERGY LEVELS. IT REGULATES MOODS AND LOW LEVELS MAY BE LINKED TO DEPRESSION. Tryptophan is available in Canada through prescription only. Tryptophan is not sold in the U.S., but can be FOUND NATURALLY IN: brewer's yeast, chicken, cooked dried beans, fish, nuts, peanut butter, peas, soybeans, or turkey. EAT THESE WITH CARBOHYDRATES LIK rice (under grass), pasta, or potatoes. Normal dose has been 500mg. (ALIVE)

 

VANADIUM: MINERAL. May be used in hormone, cholesterol, and blood sugar metabolism. LACK of may result in higher cholesterol levels and faulty blood sugar control. The recommended dosage is 50-100mcg. daily. Chromium taken with vanadium may cause a possible negative interaction. Consume with vanadium two to three hours apart. (ALIVE)

 

ZINC: Trace element. Micro mineral. Anti-oxidant nutrient. ZINC IS NEEDED FOR PROTEIN SYNTHESIS. IT AIDS IN THE DIGESTION AND METABOLISM OF PHOSPHORUS. IT IS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN PROPER VITAMIN E LEVELS IN THE BLOOD. IT BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, PREVENTS CANCER, PREVENTS AND TREATS COLDS. IT HELPS DIABETICS, AND PREVENTS BLINDNESS IN LATER YEARS. IT HELPS WOUNDS HEAL, AND INCREASES MALE SEX DRIVE AND POTENCY. IT PROTECTS FROM INFERTILITY AND PROSTATE PROBLEMS. IT FIGHTS ACNE, AND PROTECTS THE LIVER FROM CHEMICAL DAMAGE. IT IS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGAINST RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. IT HELPS HORMONES (PARTICULARLY REPRODUCTIVE) AND ENZYMES TO WORK EFFICIENTLY. IT HELPS IN MUSCLE CONTRACTION IN NORMAL TISSUE FUNCTION. IT HELPS CREATE INSULIN. IT NORMALIZES DEVELOPMENT OF SEX ORGANS AND PROSTATE GLAND. IT IS NEEDED FOR PROTEIN SYNTHESIS AND COLLAGEN FORMATION. IT SPEEDS HEALING OF WOUNDS, GROWTH, AND TISSUE REPAIR. IT ELIMINATES CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE BODY. IT IS NEEDED TO FORM BONES PROPERLY, FOR THE ABSORPTION OF VITAMIN A, FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PROTEIN, AND BONE FORMATION. IT HELPS WITH PROBLEMS OF: ACNE, ARTHRITIS, BOILS, ENLARGED PROSTATE GLAND, PEPTIC AND SKIN ULCERS. LACK OF ZINC MAY CAUSE SYMPTOMS OF: ARTERY PROBLEMS, BIRTH DEFECTS, DANDRUFF, ENLARGED PROSTATE GLAND, EPILEPSY, FATIGUE, HAIR LOSS, INFERTILITY, LEARNING DIFFICULTIES, POOR SMELL AND TASTE, POOR RESISTANCE TO INFECTIONS, RETARDED GROWTH, SKIN PROBLEMS, WOUNDS THAT HEAL SLOW, STRETCH MARKS, THINNING BONES, UNDERDEVELOPED SEX ORGANS, AND WHITE SPOTS ON NAILS. DEFICIENCY OF ZINC IN CHILDREN CAN RESULT IN: DECREASED GROWTH, SKIN ERUPTIONS, IMMUNE SYSTEM FAILURE, AND POOR MENTAL ACTIVITY. Zinc is FOUND IN: plants (growing in good soil), and in animal tissue, almonds, asparagus (under lily), beans, beef, bran, Brazil nuts, brewer's yeast, cheddar cheese, clams, cranberries (or cranberry extract), egg yolks, fish, flower pollen, green leafy vegetables (especially parsley), haricot beans, herring, lean meat, legumes, lentils, lima beans, liver, meat, milk, molasses, most orange or yellow vegetables and fruit, nuts, oats, onions (under lily), oysters (highest content), peanuts, peas, pork, poultry, pumpkin and seeds, seafoods (almost all, including kelp or bladderwrack, under seaweed), seeds, soy (under beans) products, squash (pumpkin or seeds), sunflower seeds, vegetables (or vegetarian diets), wheat (under grass) germ, wheat (under grass) bran, whole oatmeal, and whole grain breads and cereals. Baked beans and garden peas may help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Pumpkin seed capsules are also available and noted for a high content of zinc. Zinc should not be taken with immunosuppressant's such as corticosteroids (such as Prednisone, and Cyclosporine), or patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. ZINC SUPPLEMENTS MAY CAUSE NAUSEA (ESPECIALLY ON AN EMPTY OR UPSET STOMACH). EATING EXTRA FOOD AND/OR TAKING CHELATED ZINC CAN MINIMIZE THIS. INHIBITORS include Iron and calcium. Consume a minimum of one to two hours apart. Copper, in large amounts may have possible interactions. Consume a minimum of two to three hours apart. HELPERS include calcium, copper, phosphorus, and vitamin B-6. Vitamin B-6 has been helpful. The recommended dose for zinc has been 15-30mg. (See also: Copper) (ALIVE)

 

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE: IS A NATURALLY OCCURRING SUBSTANCE FOUND IN ANIMALS, HEALING SPRINGS, AND ANIMALS. IT IS NECESSARY FOR BODY FUNCTION. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND OZONE THERAPY STIMULATE THE BODY’S WHITE BLOOD CELLS. THIS IN TURN FIGHTS INFECTION; HELPS DISSOLVE EXCESS CHOLESTEROL AND FIGHTS CANCER. IT FIGHTS INFECTION, KILLS VARIOUS PATHOGENS AND DISEASESD CELLS, TREATS: ALLERGIES, ALZHEIMER’S DISEASES, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, DEPRESSION, HEADACHES (VASCULAR), LUPUS, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, PARKINSON’S DISEASES, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, AND VARICOSE VEINS. (ALIVE)

 

HORMONES: ARE SUBSTANCES THAT ARE MADE BY BODY GLANDS. EACH HORMONE HAS AN EFFECT OF FUNCTION FOR A SPECIFIC ORGAN. PLANT HORMONES DERIVED FROM PLANT STEROIDS ARE CORTISONE (GOOD FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS), CORTICOSTERONE, AND MANY SEX HORMONES (USED FOR PREGNANCY OR MENSTRUATION PROBLEMS, AND FOR ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES). Hormones are FOUND IN: plants that contain steroid substances (usually in the roots) such as: agave (century plant), aletris root, alfalfa, bethroot (purple trillium lily), blazing star, clover, cohosh (black), damiana, ginseng, hops, licorice, milkweed, psoralea, sage (under mint), sarsaparilla, star grass, sumach, wheat germ (under grass), and tropical yams. Some women eat red laver (seaweed). Physiologically related substances might be found in: alder leaves, elder flowers, garlic (under lily), lime (linden) flowers, nettle, pussy willows, and other plants. (See also: Potassium, Vitamin B-5, and Chromium). (ALIVE)

 

FOODS THAT STIMULATE THE PRODUCTION OF URIC ACID include S: anchovies, caffeine, chocolate, cola's, meat (and stock), peanuts, peas, shellfish, and tea. FOODS THAT ELIMINATE URIC ACID include celery seed and cherries. (See also: Gout).

 

IN GENERAL, PEOPLE SHOULD EAT MORE: all bran cereal, bagels, broiled lean ground beef, buttermilk, lentils, plain yogurt, skim milk, sole, and tuna. PEOPLE SHOULD EAT LESS: cream, croissants, fish sticks, fried ground beef (regular), granola, mixed nuts, plain white cake, sour cream, and whole milk.

 

FOOD COLORING PROBLEMS

 Food colorings are added to foods to improve their appearance. Artificial colorings are among the most hazardous additives in foods. They are the same dyes used to color cosmetics, fabrics, inks, and paints. Most colorings are safe in minute amounts, but some are of questionable safety. The ones to be concerned about are

Allura Red (red): This dye is used in bread, butter, jams and jellies with pectin, liquers, meat, milk, non-standardized foods pickles, prepared fish, relishes, and smoked fish. Studies show that this dye increases tumors in female rats. It has been banned from a number of countries including the U.S., but is allowed in Canada.

 

Amaranth (purple): or red #2 increased the number of malignant tumors in female rats, and caused stillbirth in rats that were injected with this dye. It was banned in the U.S. in 1976. It is still used in Canada.

 

Brilliant Blu This is made from coal tar and is used in alcoholic cordials, butter, liquers, pickles, relishes, sherbet, smoked fish, and tomato catsup. A study revealed that Blue #1 promoted breast tumors and increased kidney tumors in animals. It is authorized for use in Canada and the U.S. but banned in many other countries.

 

Erythrosine (red coloring from Fluorescen): This is synthetic coal tar, which is used in bread, butter, jams, milk, relishes, sherbet, and tomato catsup. It is cancer causing in animals. It is for use in Canada but banned from the U.S. and Norway.

 

Ponceaux SX (poppy-red): This is a synthetic dye that is used in such products such as fruit peel, glace fruits, and maraschino cherries. It has damaged adrenal glands and bladders in dogs, as well as causing urinary polyps in animals. It is banned in Norway and the U.S. but authorized for use in Canada.

 

Sunset Yellow (yellow): This dye causes carcinogenic activity in the kidneys and adrenal glands of animals. It is used in bread, butter, caviar, ice cream mix, lobster paste, milk, pickles, and relishes. It is allowed in Canada and the U.S.


Tartrazine (orange): This coloring agent can cause allergic reactions in some people. It may be life threatening to those allergic to aspirin. It has been banned in some countries.   

 

 

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VITAMIN B-2 RIBOFLAVIN

VITAMIN B-3 NIACIN

VITAMIN B-5 PANTOTHENIC ACID

VITAMIN B-6 PYRIDOXINE MAGNESIUM PYRIDOXAL

 VITAMIN B-7

VITAMIN B-9 FOLIC ACID

VITAMIN B-12 CYANOCOBALAMIN

VITAMIN B-15 PANGAMIC ACID

VITAMIN B-17 LAETRILE

VITAMIN B-COMPLEX CHOLINE

VITAMIN Bh-COMPLEX INOSITOL

VITAMIN B-X PABA

VITAMIN C