Micronutrients Learning Disabilities

Omega-3 fatty acids Vitamin B Complex Balanced supply of all the essential minerals and trace elements, including 5-10 mg iron 1-2 g EPA (as fish-oil capsules) Complete formula containing 10 mg thiamin and vitamin B6, 25 ig vitamin B12, and 0.4 mg folic acid Iron deficiency is common among children and adolescents, and deficiencies of iron and other minerals can reduce learning ability11-13 Critical for optimum brain development and mental function14 Deficiencies of the B vitamins,...

Micronutrients Psoriasis

As fish-oil capsules, 1.0-1.5 g EPA plus DHA As 1-4 g evening primrose oil 200 ig selenium, 50 mg zinc 8GGG ig vitamin A plus 2G ig vitamin D Can reduce proliferation and inflammation.12 Skin salves containing EPA can also be applied to patches. Take with at least 100 mg vitamin E Can reduce skin cell proliferation and inflammation. Take with at least 100 mg vitamin E Psoriasis is often linked with low blood levels of selenium. Zinc and selenium supplements can reduce skin inflammation,...

Diet Hypoglycemia

A diet plan to reduce reactive hypoglycemia should include 4 Avoiding simple sugars and refined carbohydrates (such as white flour and white rice). These produce rapid rises in blood glucose that trigger oversecretion of insulin. 4 Substituting foods high in complex carbohydrates and fiber (which slow absorption of dietary sugars, reducing glycemic peaks during meals) such as vegetables, legumes, oats, and whole grains.16 4 Eating five to six small meals spaced throughout the day to provide a...

Diet Constipation

The primary cause of both constipation and diverticulosis are highly refined and processed diets that are low in dietary fiber. Dietary fiber passes into the colon intact and absorbs water - increasing the bulk of the stool and softening it.1 This stimulates peristalsis in the colon, pushing the stool forward more rapidly. Dietary fiber is found in large amounts in whole grains, corn, vegetables, fruits (dried prunes, apples, raisins, and figs), seeds, and legumes. Increasing intake of these...

Micronutrients Alcohol

Antioxidant supplement containing vitamins A, C, E, and zinc and selenium GLA Carnitine Niacinamide Vitamin B complex See pp. 115 for antioxidant nutrients and suggested doses Complete formula containing at least 25 mg vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6, 0.4-0.8 mg folic acid, and 25 ig vitamin B12 Alcohol can cause widespread cell damage and fat peroxidation in the liver.8 Supplements may help protect against oxidative damage. Vitamin C may help detoxify alcohol9 May help reduce damage to the liver...

Laboratory Diagnosis of Micronutrient Status

Levels lt 1.05 imol l indicate deficiency Measurement of vitamin A content of liver by biopsy Plasma beta-carotene Levels lt 0.07 imol g indicate deficiency Levels lt 50 imol l indicate deficiency Plasma retinol levels are maintained at the expense of liver vitamin A. Thus, plasma retinol levels begin to fall only when vitamin A deficiency is severe. Retinol-bind-ing protein transports retinol in the blood. Even with adequate body stores of vitamin A, if retinol-binding protein levels fall for...