My Basic Vitamin Program

by in American Sickcare System, Antioxidants, Anxiety, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Kitchen Cost Cutters, Kitchen Sink, Multivitamin, Pain Management, Preventative Medicine, Reader Questions, Smoking, Vitamins February 9, 2010

“What Vitamins Should I Take?” Is the most common question I get as a Naturopathic Physician. I typically believe the average person that doesn’t eat “perfectly” ie: Eats the “Basic American Diet” (BAD) of white refined, processed foods Doesn’t consume 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies daily Eats Fast Food several times a week

Best Vitamin D

by in Best, Kitchen Sink, Vitamins January 22, 2009

“Hi Dr. Nicole, What vitamin D should I be taking for my seasonal depression, and how much?” The best vitamin D is in a liquid or emulsion form called “calcitriol” or vitamin D3 (not vitamin D2.)  For those of us north of California we need about 1000 IU’s daily, or twenty minutes of sunlight on […]

Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamins D, B12, and Fish Oil

by in Autoimmune Diseases, Kitchen Sink, Multiple Sclerosis, Reader Questions, Vitamins June 25, 2008

What vitamins are best for my multiple sclerosis? Currently the research is showing great promise for vitamin D and multiple sclerosis (MS). With the rising use of sunscreen for skin cancer prevention, vitamin D deficiency is at an all time high. We have consequently seen an interesting rise in autoimmune conditions that may thus result […]

Do Your Vitamins Need Food Coloring?

by in American Sickcare System, Kitchen Sink, Supplement Quality, Vitamins, Whole Foods Diet June 13, 2008

Since everyone is always asking me questions, I thought I would pose a question to you all for a change. The correct answer is of course…NO. Excipients are unnecessary chemicals that are added to your vitamin and mineral tablets or capsules. Now some excipients when making tablets are unavoidable, which is why I prefer products […]

Coenzyme Q10

by in Antioxidants, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Kitchen Sink, Vitamins February 20, 2008

Coenzyme Q10 or “CoQ10”, also known as ubiquinone, is an anti-oxidant that is essential for mitochondrial energy production and may play a role in cellular defense against oxidative damage. A growing body of research shows that using a coenzyme Q10 supplement alone or in combination with other therapies may be beneficial in the treatment of […]

Reasons To Consider Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

by in Kitchen Sink, Minerals, Vitamins February 20, 2008

All human beings need adequate micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements) for good health. Ideally, we would be able to obtain all the necessary micronutrients from a well balanced diet. However, the nutritional quality of the food in our world has been steadily declining, particularly in the last century. In the past, people ate […]