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The information on this page was obtained from various consumer-oriented Medical Newsletters. It is presented for informational and research purposes only. Transformation Technologies can not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. This information should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult with your health care practitioner before you start a new health care regimen. Even though many of the products listed below are naturally formulated, they can have powerful effects on the body and some products, supplements, herbs, etc. could potentially have adverse interactions with prescription medications. The URL links listed may have changed in some cases. Also, please note that we do not sell any supplements or remedies. Be sure to scroll through this entire page to find the health tips you need. Topics are presented in a basic alphabetical order.



Carpal Tunnel - alternative to surgery, try vitamin B-6. Anecdotal reports indicate this can actually cure carpal tunnel syndrome. dosage cited was 200mg daily.

Cataract - Eye Health - Macular Degeneration

Anti-oxidants - Lutien and Zeaxanthin - found in dark leafy greens and in egg yolks

CAN-C Eye Drops and Brite Eyes II - N-Acetyl Carnosine drops for Cataract, Macular Degeneration & overall eye health. N-acetylcarnosine drops have the ability to break down the abnormal cross-linking caused by AGE (Advanced Glycation End products) affecting the lens of the eye. Claims to stabilize or even reverse cataract.
http://smart-drugs.net/carnosine-eyedrops-article.htm
or from a U.S. supplier - http://www.can-c.biz/?gclid=CLajlOSkh6QCFQpe7AodZ0nzHw
There are several new brand names of this type of eye drops from various suppliers:
Vision Clarity - (888) 432-5824 - http://www.claritycarnosineeyedrops.com

These eye drops can be safely used on you aging pets that may be developing cataracts
Micro-Current TENS - for Dry macular degeneration - from Altoona Medical Supply.  This special Micro-current Tens unit was developed by  Dr. Merrill J. Allen, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University College of Optometry. Contact: http://www.altoonamedicalsupply.com/   Tel. (800) 442-8367 
Research Article: http://hfn-usa.com/articles/030306.html

To obtain the best results, the proper nutritional supplements for eye support should be included.  Excellent products are available from: 
Dr. David Williams - http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/   (Item Name -Vision Advantage)  OR 

Julian Whitaker, M.D. - http://www.drwhitaker.com - Feel comfortable with important health information and advice from Dr. Whitaker. For more than 30 years, Dr. Whitaker has been helping people to live longer, healthier lives with exclusive health supplements and wellness medicine.


Lutein and zeaxanthin - the two primary eye-protective substances found in the eye are Lutein and zeaxanthin. The best food source of these carotenoids is - Egg Yolks! Consuming two fresh organic eggs daily will dramatically increase the levels of these nutrients, without raising cholesterol levels for the majority of individuals.
Aspirin - people taking an aspirin every day should realize that this can increase the risk of cataract formation by some 44 percent. This was reported in the journal - Opthalmology 98;105-1751-1758.
Cigarettes - another reason not to smoke - researchers found that women who smoked over a pack a day, increased their risk of developing cataracts by 63 percent. Men increased their risk by an astounding 205 percent.

Cholesterol Lowering Formulas

Note: Patients under the care of a physician for heart disease, circulatory conditions, blood pressure, etc. are advised to report any supplements, herbs, teas or other natural formulas being used to lower cholesterol as there could be adverse interactions between some prescription drugs and some supplements.

Cholesterol Myths - the truth behind the villification of saturated fats and cholesterol - a large body of research by Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D. - http://www.ravnskov.nu/uffe

Statin Drugs - more bad news about these drugs that are intended to reduce the risk of certain types of heart disease. If you are considering taking this class of drugs, at least be fully informed about their dangerous side-effects.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/06/fda-warning-on-statins.aspx?e_cid=20120506_SNL_Art_1

Cholesterol plays a vital role in numerous processes in the human body and is necessary for proper functioning of the brain and vitamin D synthesis. Cholesterol is NOT the Cause of heart disease! Atherosclerosis is NOT caused by cholesterol. Rather, it is caused by oxidation of all the lipids in the blood. Mainly from an imbalanced ratio of Omega 3 versus Omega 6 oils (an over-ingestion of common Omega 6 oils in the typical Western diet (peanut oil, soy oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil and especially corn oil). This leads to chronic inflammation of the lining of the arteries and veins. Cholesterol is used as a patch by the body to fill in these areas damaged by chronic inflammation. Eat a diet including adequate fiber and anti-oxidants such as curcumin, vitamin C, vitamin E, quercetin, resveratrol, magnesium and selenium. Pharmaceutical cholesterol-lowering medicines (Statins) reduce the vital CoQ10 enzyme in the body and elevate liver enzymes. This is the basis for recent news reports of deaths and  muscle weakness, etc from these drugs. The best statins only lower cholesterol by some 26 percent and this same amount of reduction can be achieved by using daily, inexpensive aspirin! The reason statins work is due to the anti-inflammatory action they provide, NOT because of their cholesterol reducing action.  The natural supplements listed below are not known to cause this problem, but it is always best to add a good quality CoQ10 Gel-cap or QMelt to your supplementation in order to avoid any such possibility.  The dry powdered capsule form of CoQ10 is poorly absorbed by the body.

More Bad News for the Anti-Fat Fanatics! a just published report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,4,aug.2010 - followed 58,453 men and women over a period of 14.1 years. Researchers found that individuals who ate the MOST amount of saturated fat had a slightly lower risk of heart attack compared to those who ate the least. Those who ate the most saturated fat also had a lower risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke than the lowest fat-eating group. Those medical doctors (the vast majority, sad to say) who demonize fat will be disheartened to learn that a review of 21 recent epidemiological studies concluded that there was NO evidence linking saturated fat with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke or cardiovascular disease - (Am J Clin Nutr. 10;91:535-546). Fat chance your doctor will tell you about this, even if he or she has read these studies. Doctors are by and large scared to death to advise anything other than Statin drugs for cholesterol. There are probably other reasons to watch overall fat intake, such as the calories involved. Also, eventhough eating a little bit of fat isn't the death sentence that TV doctors and pharmaceutical companies have tried to portray it, one should still strive to eat the highest quality fats in the diet. These would include free range, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, wild salmon, sardines and organic, cold-pressed cooking oils. Good oils include Coconut oil, palm oil, macadamia nut oil and olive oil. Even organic butter and raw milk fat is far superior to all of those plasticised, omega-6 margarine products.

Reductochol - Red Yeast Rice - http://www.gaines.com/index.html or Vinco's Organic Red Yeast Rice. Eventhough Red Yeast Rice is a natural product, one should still take a CoQ10 supplement daily in order to maintain adequate levels as statin-lowering formulas can interfere with liver production of CoQ10. A good dosage is 100mg. daily.
Beta-sitosterol - effective in lowering total cholesterol and LDL, without any side effects of lowering levels of CoQ10.
Blue Ice Fermented High Nutrient CLO (Cod Liver Oil - Omega 3 & 6 - EPA & DHA - 2-4 capsules daily. This is THE best quality oil with all of the natural vitamin A and vitamin D. The oil is a deep red/brown color and is cinnamon flavored. In capsule form. Supplier - http://www.greenpasture.org
ProFibe Powder - (grapefruit pectin) - http://www23.netrition.com/profibe_powder_page.html

Globe Artichoke - dry extract of globe artichoke is used in Europe to lower elevated blood cholesterol levels
Gugulipid Herb - http://www.herbalprovider.com/guggul.html?src=ggl&w=guggulipid
Green Tea Extract - EGCG - green tea extract of concentrated catechins (Epigallocatechin Gallate) - taken in standardized extract potency capsules - EGCG demonstrates the ability to reduce the formation of destructive Beta Amyloid protein in laboratory mice by over 50 percent. Also inhibits the spread of cancer formation in prostate cancer. Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and helps with weight loss for dieters. EGCG is also protective of the endothellial cells lining the blood vessels. This reduces inflammation of the vessels. A suggested daily dosage for humans is 1,500 mg. per day to achieve these benefits. Available under various brand names in almost every health food store. Another way to benefit from EGCG is to drink white or green tea daily, but one would have to drink about 12 cups per day.
Omega-3 fish oils or Flax Oils - 1 to 2 tablespoons daily helps lower cholesterol.
Pantothenic Acid - vitamin B5 - is known to reduce cholesterol. Now there is a new and more active pre-cursor of this called - Pantethine - that converts into pantothenic acid and lowers cholesterol and triglycerides AND raises HDL cholesterol. Check with your physician or naturopath for proper dosages.
Policosanol - must be derived from sugar cane - some brands do not contain enough of the effective ingredient 

Supplier - http://lef.org/newshop/cgi-shop/searchItems.cgi?keyword=Policosanol

Niacin - 2-3 grams per day will effectively lower cholesterol after several weeks. Must be maintained. Some people will not like this due to the Niacin Flush that is produced. Niacin may elevate blood sugar levels in some individuals. In this case, dosages need to be reduced. Other reports suggest 500 to 1,000 milligrams of time release Niacin daily. Do your research on this and adjust as necessary to meet your requirements.
Niacin - an article in the Life Extension Foundation newsletter - Using Niacin To Improve Cardiovascular Health - Information regarding types of Niacin, Dosages, Effects and Protocols for usage. http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/mar2007_atd_01.htm

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia / Increased Energy

Oralmat - multiple symptoms said to abate within 7 to 10 days.  Supplier - Advanced Nutritional Products - (1-800-232-3536)  Internet - http://www.anpdirect.com
Corvalen-M - supplement consisting of Ribose, Malic Acid and Magnesium - that boosts ATP production to restore cellular energy and reduce muscle soreness.  These are two of the main symptoms of Fibromyalgia. It also combats fatigue and improves psychological mood, which makes it useful for CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome). The ATP raising ability of Ribose also makes it very  beneficial for cardiovascular health and for an energy boost after strenuous athletic workouts.  Suggested dosage 3 to 10 grams per day from 1 to 3 times daily.  Non-toxic and no side effects. Supplier - Valen Labs Inc. - phone - (866)267-8253  Internet - http://www.valenlabs.com

Body Oxygen - according to medical studies, Body Oxygen increases mitochondria by up to 25 percent. This claim has been backed up by a European trial that showed Body Oxygen effectively increased cellular respiration (oxygenation) in a study of 20,000 cancer patients. The author of that study, Dr. Serge Jurasunas, believes that a daily dosage of Body Oxygen may help prevent and treat the disorders caused by decreased mitochondrial ATP production.This unique formulation combines yeast cells, fruit juices, amino acids and certain vitamins that stimulate mitochondrial activity.  Mitochondria are cell organelles (literally; organs of the cell) that serve as powerplants, processing nutrients and oxygen that feed the cells. But toxins and diseases weaken mitochondria, often reducing cellular efficiency, as we grow older. This gradual process results in the typical signs of aging and contributes to chronic and debilitating illnesses. Suppliers: Dr. Wolz  original formula - http://www.betterlife.com/prod_home_page.asp?prod_id=8722&source=slsgoogle.  Body Oxygen supplier at - http://www.bodyoxygen.com.

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine - the combination of 400mg lipoic acid and 1,000 mg acetyl-L-carnitine - retards aging, improves cellular energy, improves memory & much more.

Coenzyme Q10 - is an energy powerhouse for the heart and a powerful anti-oxidant.


XMRV Retrovirus - is an infectious retrovirus found in rodents. In a recent study at the Whitmore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease - it was found that thwo-thirds of CFS patients had the XMRV virus, but only 4 percent of the control group had it. Further, it has been shown that 95 percent of CFS patients have antibodies to the XMRV virus. Look for natural supplements that have the ability to inhibit retroviruses - such as Olive Leaf Extract.

Circulatory System & Heart Health, Stroke Prevention, Blood Pressure

Note: If you are under a doctor's care for heart disease, you should always notify your doctor of any supplements you are taking. Please note that where individual dosages of supplements are listed, that these are suggested as stand-alone supplement doses. In other words, unless specifically stated, we are not presenting this information as an actual protocol of any particular supplements that should be taken together. It is a general collection of information from numerous sources and the decision of which supplements to include in your individual program should be made between you and your medical practitioner. For example, if you are already taking a prescription blood-thinner, adding certain supplements could make the blood too thin.

One of the best things you can do for heart health is to get off Statin Drugs! Statins are dangerous and they simply do not work in terms of reducing deaths from heart disease. Some of them do reduce cholesterol significantly, but in the process, they interfere with the liver's ability to produce Co-EnzymeQ10, which results in muscle weakness and heart damage. Research shows that the best statin drugs can lower cholesterol by some 26 percent. However, this is the same level of reduction obtained from using a daily dose of inexpensive, non-prescription Aspirin! In any case, the main benefit of statin drugs is in their anti-inflammatory action and NOT because they lower cholesterol. Dramatically reducing your cholesterol can also make you stupid! The human brain is made of a large percentage of cholesterol and when this is interrupted, it can lead to memory loss, cognitive decline and TGA - Transient Global Amnesia. America's obsession with low-fat diets is literally killing people. Your doctor will probably tell you that there is no evidence to connect Statin Drugs to these effects. Don't believe this! Take some worthwhile effort to find a doctor who knows how to naturally reduce your cholesterol and blood sugar if this is your concern. Remember, high cholesterol levels by themselves do not cause heart disease or reduce your life-span. The real culprit appears to be chronic inflammation of the arteries, free-radical oxidation of fats in the body, a lifetime of ingesting hydrogenated Omega 6 cooking oils (peanut oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, safflower oil, soy oil) and dozens of other artificial chemicals. Avoid the "poison aisle" of cooking oils in your supermarket and use pure extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil or red palm oil for cooking.


Here is a great article by Dr. Mercola on the benefits of using pure virgin coconut oil for frying or cooking. Keep in mind that most all of the cooking oils in your supermaket are hydrogenated, boiled, bleached, de-odorized, genetically modified and nutritionally dead. They are barely any better than cooking with liquid plastic in terms of the inflammatory damage they do to arteries and internal organs. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/22/coconut-oil-and-saturated-fats-can-make-you-healthy.aspx

Dr. Bruce West, D.C. - has claimed to have successfully treated thousands of heart patients using the Standard Process products. Learn more about Dr. West from his monthly newsletter called - Health Alert - to subscribe, call - (831)372-2103 or write to 30 Ryan Court, #100 Monterey, CA. 93940. Dr. West has treatment protocols for all types of heart disease. Especially important for heart health are Cataplex B and Cardio-Plus. These are the essential supplements for anyone with heart, blood vessel or nerve disease. Standard Process Product Guide and more information at - http://www.standardprocess.com. They only sell to health professionals, but you can purchase these products from a few retailers including:

Total Health Discount Vitamins - 800-283-2833 - http://ww.totalhealthdiscountvitamins.com
Spinelife - 877-698-4826 - http://www.spinelife.com
Naturamart - http://www.naturamart.com


Angina Treatment - an extract from the African Climbing Oleander plant - called - gStrophanthin (also known as Oubain) improves the pumping ability and strength of the heart AND very importantly, it effectively reduces Lactic Acid build up in heart muscle cells that can cause Angina pain. Oubain was widely used in Germany in past years and has shown up to 81 percent effective in halting Angina attacks within minutes. The preparation is sold by prescription in Germany under the name - Strodival. Upon the onset of an angina attack or heart attack, a single 3 mg. capsule is bitten and dissolved in the mouth. The effects begin within 5 to 15 minutes. Strodival may be ordered in the United States (100 capsules for around $90.00) from World Anti-Aging Stores USA. 4857 Bill Gardner Parkway, Locust Grove, Georgia 30248 - (404)865-1461 or http://www.worldantiagingstore.com

Some formulas and Nutrients for Healthy Heart and Circulation

Circutol - from Advanced Bionutritionals - http://www.advancedbionutritionals.com
Daily BP Support - from Advanced Biosolutions - http://www.advancedbiosolutions.com
Heart Advantage - from Dr. David Williams - http://www.drdavidwilliams.com
Total Cardio Cover - combination formula of Nattokinase and Indian Gooseberry (Amla) http://www.drdavidwilliams.com
BP Essentials - Julian Whitaker, M.D. - http://www.drwhitaker.com - Feel comfortable with important health information and advice from Dr. Whitaker. For more than 30 years, Dr. Whitaker has been helping people to live longer, healthier lives with exclusive health supplements and wellness medicine.
Padma Basic - an Auyervedic Indian herbal formula that dramatically improves cerebral circulation and gradually dissolves blockages in capillaries, veins & arteries
Supplier - EcoNugenics (800) 308-5518 0r http://www.econugenics.com  or http://www.drdavidwilliams.com


EDTA Chelation Therapy - has long been heralded as the Gold Standard treatment for hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). The drawback is expense and the need for doctor visits to receive EDTA IV injections. Oral EDTA preparations are by and large rather ineffective in getting a therapeutic dosage delivered where needed, with a mere 2 to 5% absorption. A new approach comes in the form of a rectal suppository that claims a 36% absorption that remains in the system up to eight hours, compared to EDTA IV that is detected in the blood for only up to two hours after treatment. The EDTA suppository is available under the brand name of - Detoxamin - 877-656-4553 - www.detoxamin.com. As the maximum dose of IV Chelation is about 3,000 mg. and Detoxamin is 36% absorbed, one would use about 9,000 mg. to get an equivalent at home treatment

Essential Fatty Acids - reduces C-Reactive Protien (CRP) which is a marker for cardiovascular inflammation.  Omega-3 oils should always include 400 to 800 IU of mixed vitamin E (tocopherols) in order to prevent oxidation.  Look for oils with vitamin E included or take mixed tocopherols with each serving. 

Fish Oils
- fish oils rich in EPA and DHA (Omega 3 fatty acids) have anti-inflammatory benefits, help against blood platelet aggregation, lower blood thickness (viscosity) improve arterial elasticity and improve the condition and health of the endothelial cells lining all veins - superior brands include Carlson's Norwegian Fish Oil and Green Pasture brand Blue Ice - fermented and emulsified, high vitamin cod liver oil. The Blue Ice brand is made through a special fermentation process that completely eliminates contaminants. It retains all of the natural vitamins instead of having them removed in processing and then re-added later. Blue Ice brand is only available from a U.S. company called Green Pasture. https://www.greenpasture.org. Other sources of Omega 3 oil include wild Alaskan Salmon and Sardines (in spring water or olive oil - not in Soy Bean oil).
Krill Oil - a very high quality source of Omega 3 - EPA, DHA, Oleic Acid (Omega 9 ) and Linoleic Acid (Omega 6). Sourced from the tiny shrimp-like crustaceans called Krill. Also contains the potent anti-oxidant known as Astaxanthan (known for imparting the orange pigment to the flesh of Salmon). We found a good brand to be offered by Olympian Labs - called Krill Oil. It contains 60, 1,000mg. softgels and also offers 1.5mg. Astaxanthin. There are some formulas that only add a small amount of Krill Oil to various types of regular fish oils. Olympian Labs - http://www.olympianlabs.com


According to Dr. Bruce West, D.C., combining high quality fish oils with Green Pasuture's product called - X-Factor Gold - High Vitamin Butter Oil - this combination will actually work to reverse atherosclerosis over a period of two to three years of daily supplementation. It will gradually dissolve calcium deposits and plaque in the arteries (according to the clinical patient experience of Dr. Bruce West D.C. - author of the consumer health newsletter - Health Alert - Supplier - http://www.greenpasture.org

Vitamin K-2 - said to prevent and treat many diseases, including osteoporosis and heart disease. The Vitamin K1 form is found in green leafy vegetables such as Kale and Lettuce. The body converts this to K2. Also, Vitamin K-2 is found in the fermented Japanese Soy product called Natto, where this is made as a result of bacterial action. This is available as a supplement called Nattokinase. Natural food sources include egg yolks. Vitamin K2 has the unique ability to literally remove calcium deposits from the lining of arteries and veins, thereby, gradually stripping away the arterial plaques forming atherosclerosis. The process can take a couple of years in serious cases. However, unlike so many heart surgery temporary "fixes", this method (combined with permanent changes in lifestyle habits, diet, weight, etc.) actually addresses the cause of problem. Vitamin K-2 also works to fix calcium to bones, which is a great benefit for women and men with osteoporosis. There are several forms of K2 including MK4, MK7, MK8 and MK9. The preferred form is K2/MK7. This type of vitamin K2 stays in your body longer than the other types. It is extracted from the Japanese fermented soy product called Natto. Another excellent natural food source of vitamin K2 is X-Factor Gold - High Vitamin Butter Oil. See below for sources of this product. Vitamin K2 is also involved in the natural regrowth of veins around blocked veins and arteries. This is nature's way of making repairs to the heart vascular system, rather than the less than effective by-pass operations.

An excellent overview on the role of Vitamin K can be read at the website of Life Extension Foundation - http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2000/feb00-report.html

A full discussion of vitamin K can be seen on the website of Dr. Joseph Mercola - http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/17/cees-vermeer-interview.aspx


Twentieth Century researcher - Dr. Weston A. Price, researched the elusive X-Factor (as he called it) that was found in special high vitamin butter oils from rich grasslands. This X-Factor was subsequenctly found to be Vitamin K2. Read this fascinating story at - http://www.westonaprice.org/On-the-Trail-of-the-Elusive-X-Factor-A-Sixty-Two-Year-Old-Mystery-Finally-Solved.html

Supplier for X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil
- http://www.greenpasture.org

Note: some nattokinase supplements sold in the United States have had their Vitamin K removed. This is done out of concern for heart patients that are taking prescription blood thinners such as warfarin. It is well known that Vitamin K promotes blood clotting, just the opposite effect of blood thinners. If you are eating Natto or taking Natto supplements, check with the manufacturer if you have questions about this. Heart patients taking blood thinners should talk to their doctor.

Flax Seed Oil - purchase bottled flax oil or grind your own organic flax seeds in a simple coffee grinder. Two to three tablespoons of seeds provide a good amount of ALA (alpha linolenic acid) which is a precursor for EPA and DHA. This method also provides a high amount of daily fiber requirement for the diet.
Vitamin C and C-Reactive Protein - CRP is a marker for cardiovascular inflammation. This can be reduced and normalized by a combination of supplements including - Vitamin C - in a study referenced in the consumer health newsletter - Second Opinion - by Dr. Robert Jay Rowen - researchers noted a drop in CRP (C Reactive Protein) of 25.3% among a group of patients taking 1,000 mg. per day of ascorbic acid. This is the same result claimed by expensive, side-effect laden statin drugs. Other natural supplements to lower CRP include - fish oils (omega 3) B vitamins such as B-12 and Folic Acid and NAC - N-acetyl-L-cysteine (500mg. capsule per day), Curcumin (500mg daily), Magnesium (500mg daily). A diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables, high in carotenoids, will also normalize CRP levels. Studies have found that people eating 20 grams or more of daily fiber have 1/3 lower levels of CRP than individuals eating 8.8 grams or less.
Homocysteine - see above information on CRP. These same supplements are typically recommended for reducing high homocysteine levels
Circulate - a new supplement product formulated by Dr. Julian Whitaker - supports complete circulatory system health and proper blood flow, supports a normalized function of clotting and breakdow of Fibrin and Plasmin factors.  Promotes healthy blood flow and viscosity and flexibility of veins and arteries.  Contains Nattokinase in the effective dosages as used in medical studies. Julian Whitaker, http://www.drwhitaker.com - Feel comfortable with important health information and advice from Dr. Whitaker. For more than 30 years, Dr. Whitaker has been helping people to live longer, healthier lives with exclusive health supplements and wellness medicine.
CoQ-10 - use capsules or product called Q-Melt or similar that is mixed with oil.  Dry, powdered version of CoQ-10 are not as effective - CoQ-10 is a cellular energizer that is very protective for the heart and other organs. CoQ10 is non-toxic. Co-Enzyme Q10 - contributes to healthy heart function, helps normalize blood pressure, reduces gum inflammation & much more. A good brand of CoQ10 is available from - Advanced Bionutritionals at 800-728-2288. Their product also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid and L-Carnitine. This superior form of CoQ10 in the form called - Ubiquinol - is much more stable and absorbable, and does not oxidize as easily. Inexpensive CoQ10 capsules are usually an orange colored powder. This form is called a - Ubiquinone and it oxidizes quickly and is not well absorbed.
Corvalen-M - a supplement of - Ribose, Malic Acid and Magnesium - ribose is a special sugar molecule that boosts ATP production to restore energy and reduce muscle soreness. The ATP raising ability of Ribose makes it very  beneficial for cardiovascular health and for an energy boost after strenuous athletic workouts.  Suggested dosage 3 to 10 grams per day from 1 to 3 times daily.  Non-toxic and no side effects. The reason for the large variation in dosage is that Ribose is not only health for your heart. It is an overall performance booster and can help recovery time from strenuous exercise, boost oxygen utilization and aerobic capacity. It also reduces fatigue and mental mood. In this regard, Ribose is very beneficial for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia patients. Supplier - Valen Labs Inc. - phone - (866)267-8253  Internet - http://www.valenlabs.com
Curcumin / Turmeric -  the curcumin component of this Indian spice is gaining more and more attention as a powerful anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant.  Many disease states have chronic inflammation as a primary or contributing cause.

Ginko Biloba - is a powerful anti-oxidant that protects brain cells and also acts as a blood thinner, reducing blood platelett sticking. It is generally very safe. Combining the proper dosage of Ginko, along with Omega 3 fish oils can thin the blood as effectively as Coumadin. It is important to work with your natural health physician to determine the proper dosages required. Do not try this on your own without getting the proper blood tests and regular follow-up monitoring. Usual dosages are 120mg. in divided doses per day. Be aware that combining Ginko with prescription blood thinners or even some over the counter medicines such as aspirin could potentially cause the blood to become too thin.
More info:
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/ginkgo-biloba-000247.htm

Green Tea Extract - EGCG - green tea extract of concentrated catechins (Epigallocatechin Gallate) - taken in standardized extract potency capsules - EGCG demonstrates the ability to reduce the formation of destructive Beta Amyloid protein in laboratory mice by over 50 percent. Also inhibits the spread of cancer formation in prostate cancer. Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and helps with weight loss for dieters. EGCG is also protective of the endothellial cells lining the blood vessels. This reduces inflammation of the vessels. A suggested daily dosage for humans is 1,500 mg. per day to achieve these benefits. Available under various brand names in almost every health food store. Another way to benefit from EGCG is to drink white or green tea daily, but one would have to drink about 12 cups per day.
L-carnitine - improves heart muscle energy, improves coronary artery blood flow, lowers elevated blood pressure, prevents arrhythmia, prevents oxidation of heart muscle proteins. The heart uses mainly fatty acids for its energy production, with carbohydrates being second. The main function of L-carnitine is to move these fatty acids into the mitochondria of the heart cells where they are turned into energy. L-carnitine improves heart function in congestive heart failure patients. The source we read suggested one gram, twice daily.

Magnesium - as magnesium citrate or citrate/malate - is the most important mineral for preventing and decreasing atherosclerosis.
Nattokinase - is an enzyme derived from Natto, a traditional Japanese fermented soy food.  Nattokinase is able to dissolve and prevent blood clots, acting like the body's own Plasmin enzyme that dissolves excess Fibrin.  Nattokinase reduces harmful inflammation, blood clotting and improves overall circulation. Also helps normalize blood pressure. Suggested dosage is 100mg daily in divided doses or as prescribed by your doctor. Supplier - Allergy Research Group - (800)545-9960  www.allergyresearchgroup.com

Niacin - an article in the Life Extension Foundation newsletter - Using Niacin To Improve Cardiovascular Health - Information regarding types of Niacin, Dosages, Effects and Protocols for usage. http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/mar2007_atd_01.htm
Padma Basic - an Auyervedic Indian herbal formula that dramatically improves cerebral circulation and gradually dissolves blockages in capillaries, veins & arteries

Supplier - EcoNugenics (800) 308-5518 0r http://www.econugenics.com  or http://www.drdavidwilliams.com

Nutritional Factors - studies have shown that people with heart failure have numerous nutritional deficiencies including: *Selenium - * B Vitamins (especially thiamine) - *Zinc - *Magnesium - *Riboflavin. Look for a whole food source of nutrients and not the synthetic petro-chemical varieties. A very good source of natural food based supplements is - Standard Process - several sources for Standard Process products are:
Total Health Discount Vitamins - 800-283-2833 - http://ww.totalhealthdiscountvitamins.com
Spinelife - 877-698-4826 - http://www.spinelife.com
Naturamart - http://www.naturamart.com

Thyroid / Heart Connection - high blood levels of homocysteine are seen as a risk factor for heart disease. Homocysteine is created in the body by the break down of the amino acid methionine (found in red meats and milk products). The body breaks down excess homocysteine with vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid (also found in the same red meat). Here is the interesting connection: researchers found that in patients with underactive thyroid, that by simply correcting thyroid function, those with elevated homocysteine levels normalized, even without the administration of B vitamins! The reference for this is - (Ann Intern Med 99;131:348-351) Annals of Internal Medicine.
Additional supplements: for heart and circulatory health include: L-Carnitine, Hawthorne, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Bonito Fish Peptides for high blood pressure in products such as Vasotensin and PeptACE -  (available in health food stores or on internet). Zinc, (50mg. daily), Quercetin (powerful anti-inflammatory, anit-oxidant (mix 500mg. with fish oil and take two to three times daily. Ellagic Acid - found in raspberries, walnuts and pomegranate - reduces atherosclerosis in animal studies - order from www.raspberrygold.com. Folate, B12 and B6 - to lower Homocysteine levels. CLA - conjugated linolenic acid - reduces visceral belly fat and reversed atherosclerosis in animal studies. CLA levels are much higher in organic, grass-fed red meats and butter from New Zealand or other grass-fed sources such as X-Factor Gold - High Vitamin Butter Oil - available from - http://www.greenpasture.org/products/butter-oil. Contrary to popular thinking, fresh butter does not cause heart disease. On the other hand, artificial, hydrogenated omega 6 oils whipped up to look like butter, do contribute to heart disease. Avoid the "poison aisle" of highly processed, hydrogenated, nutrient-stripped oils in your supermarket.
Resveratrol - the heart-healthy anti-oxidant found in red grapes and red wine.  Available in concentrated capsule supplement equal to 12 glasses of red wine. Resveratrol has the ability to reduce AGE's (Advanced Glycation End Products) from the cells. AGE can damage the heart muscle and contribute to heart failure & abnormal heart beat.
Sources - Mountain Home Nutritionals - http://www.drdavidwilliams.com
/ Longevinex brand offers capsules sealed in nitrogen to prevent oxidation - http://www.longevinex.com
V-8 Juice - low sodium V-8 juice - is high in Potassium, which balances out the sodium in the diet and has a slight blood-thinning effect that reduces pressure on the arteries.
Vitamin D-3 - vitamin D-3 is not a vitamin, rather, it is a neurohormone. A large part of heart disease involves chronic inflammation. Vitamin D-3 suppresses the release of inflammatory cytokine TNF-a and it increases the anti-inflammatory cytokine called IL-10. The higher the dosage of vitamin D-3 (up to a point of course), the greater the beneficial effect. Low vitamin D levels are also associated with higher hsCRP Levels, higher oxidative stress measures and lower glutathione levels (a major anti-oxidant). Dosages of 2,000 to 5,000IU daily were recommended in these research references. Heart patients also need to maintain proper calcium levels. This is best determined by your doctor testing blood serum levels. Read this medical abstract on the role of vitamin D on the RAS system (Renin-Angiotensin System) and how this helps to regulate blood pressure:
Read this abstract on the role of vitamin D on the RAS system (Renin-Angiotensin system) . This shows how vitamin D supplementation (or vitamin D produced by the body from sunlight) works to reduce high blood pressure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15225806?dopt=Abstract (note: you will need to copy and paste this link)

Dr. David Williams - health newsletter and supplements for cardio-vascular health - Formulas include - Heart Advantage, Padma Basic, Q10 Advantage, Resveravine (Resvaratrol concentrate), Nattokinase, Lecithin Granules. http://www.drdavidwilliamscatalog.com

Total Zeolite - with zeolite particles in the Nanometer range for maximum effective surface area for binding with toxins such as heavy metals, mercury, lead, etc.http://www.colloidalsilver.com/products/sie_total_zeolite_overview.php


Cold and Flu 

Oralmat - according to some reports, relief of cold and flu symptoms noticed within HOURS of administration. 
Supplier - Advanced Nutritional Products - Gaithersburg, MD. (1-800-232-3536)  Internet - http://www.anpdirect.com

Cold-fX - for cold and flu prevention & treatment, is extracted from North American ginseng.  Dramatically reduces the risk of contracting cold or flu.  If one does catch cold or flu, Cold-fX reduces the number of days to recovery.  Cold-fX has been sold for many years in Canada, and is now available in some local health food store in the U.S. Order from - Tahoma Clinic Dispensary (425)264-0059  http://www.tahoma-clinic.com/

Oscillococcinum - a great homeopathic remedy.  Use at first sign of cold or flu.  Available at natural food stores.

Quercetin - is a natural bioflavonoid found in foods. Onions and apples are great sources (or look for Quercetin supplements at your local health food store. Quercetin works by decreasing mucus production and inflammation by blocking the release of histamine. Try chopping up a couple of onions and an apple and let them simmer in water at a low boil for about 20 minutes or longer. Then pour the liquid, rich in quercetin, into a cup and sip it slowly. Of course, you can also eat the onions and apple.
Sambucol - Elderberry extract - said to cut colds or flu recovery time in half.  Get the original formula made in Israel & sold by Nature's Way.  In most health stores. 

SSKI - super saturated potassium iodide solution - 2 to 6 drops in a glass of water, helps to thin out mucus secretions and support immune function. Available from Dr. Jonathan Wright's Tahoma Clinic - http://www.tahoma-clinic.com - Tahoma clinic in Kent, Washington.  Medical clinic, nutritional health formulas and supplements.
Xlear - (pronounced as Clear) - ear, nose, sinus, allergy & other upper respiratory problems. Xlear is a natural sugar (Xylitol) that does not directly kill bacteria, but renders them unable to adhere to cell linings, somewhat like a teflon coating that doesn't allow bacteria to stick.  Comes in spray bottle & available in most health food stores.  The sugar in Xlear is Xylitol, which is also very beneficial in reducing bacteria involved in tooth decay.  Xylitol is available in 1 or 2 pound packages as a 1 to 1 sugar substitute that is suitable for diabetics (low glycemic index).  It  has a very lively, energetic taste.  It tastes better than sugar and does not have a sickly-sweet type of flavor. Looks, pours and dissolves just like cane sugar.

Vitamin D3 - your body uses sunlight to produce vitamin D3, which has powerful immune enhancing activity.  In the Winter, people receive much less sunlight and less vitamin D3.  This lowered protection level increases susceptibility to colds and flu.  Taking Vitamin D3 each day, especially during the flu season could offer the needed protection.  It is safe, inexpensive, and without side-effects when taken in normal recommended dosages.
Vitamin D-3 for daily use at 2,000 IU per drop in liquid drop form as - Liqui-D3, by Rx Vitamins - http://www.naturamart.com - (800)383-6008
Vitamin D at Therapeutic Doses - BioTech Pharmacal - (800)345-1199 or http://www.bio-tech-pharm.com. They sell a 100 capsule bottle, each capsule is 50,000 IU.
Dosages of this level should be monitored by a medical doctor in order to determine optimum blood serum levels. Taking too much vitamin D over an extended period of time can result in excess build up of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia). Sitting in the sun will not cause this due to the self-regulating mechanisms of the body.
AHCC Immpower - by American Biosciences - increases (NK) Natural Killer cell activity by 300 percent or more.  Comes in 500mg capsule.  By activating the Innate Immune system at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms, severity and duration of illness is lessened.


COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulminary Disease - this name is an umbrella term that can apply to more than one condition, but they would all be related in terms of the patient having restricted airflow to the lungs. There are some things that can ease symptoms and improve the quality of breathing and activity levels.
SSKI - Potassium Iodide - is an excellent exectorant that loosens phlem and improves breathing.
Inhaled Glutathione - this is a very powerful anti-oxidant. Glutathione can be ordered from a compounding pharmacy to work with a nebulizer. To find an alternative doctor in your area who will prescribe this, contact the ACAM organization at
- http://www.acam.org or call 888-439-6891.