Eat Well, Age Better

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When you're fighting a cold, your body uses up zinc. One sign of this depletion is that our sense of smell and taste changes. Try low-dose zinc lozenges of 8 to 10 mg when you have a cold, but handle with care. Too little zinc and the immune system will under perform. Too much and you may suppress immunity. One sign of excess zinc is a metallic taste in the mouth.

When you're fighting a cold, your body uses up zinc. One sign of this depletion is that our sense of smell and taste changes. Try low-dose zinc lozenges of 8 to 10 mg when you have a cold, but handle with care. Too little zinc and the immune system will under perform. Too much and you may suppress immunity. One sign of excess zinc is a metallic taste in the mouth.

Author AILEEN BURFORD-MASON is a distinguished immunologist and an expert on micronutrients and supplements. She lectures widely to medical professionals and has developed a continuing medical education course on the use of diet and nutritional supplements in clinical practice.

Author AILEEN BURFORD-MASON is a distinguished immunologist and an expert on micronutrients and supplements. She lectures widely to medical professionals and has developed a continuing medical education course on the use of diet and nutritional supplements in clinical practice.

Oil of oregano, available at health food stores, is a powerful anti-infectious agent, and in common with all natural antibiotics, it is also antiviral and antifungal. A few drops of oregano oil on the tongue at the first sign of a runny nose of a sore throat may prevent a full-blown cold.

Oil of oregano, available at health food stores, is a powerful anti-infectious agent, and in common with all natural antibiotics, it is also antiviral and antifungal. A few drops of oregano oil on the tongue at the first sign of a runny nose of a sore throat may prevent a full-blown cold.

Green tea is known to have powerful antioxidant properties, and inhibits the formation of age-induced collagen cross-linkings. Two to three cups of green tea a day can prevent age spots and wrinkles, and may also protect against cardiovascular and other diseases caused by damaged collagen. An extract of green tea has also been shown to reduce symptoms of colds and flu.

Green tea is known to have powerful antioxidant properties, and inhibits the formation of age-induced collagen cross-linkings. Two to three cups of green tea a day can prevent age spots and wrinkles, and may also protect against cardiovascular and other diseases caused by damaged collagen. An extract of green tea has also been shown to reduce symptoms of colds and flu.

Morgan Spurlock's self-experiment in the documentary 'Supersize Me' powerfully illustrates the old adage "You are what you eat." After 30 days of only eating McDonald's meals, Spurlock's blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol levels had risen, and his liver functions were abnormal. His doctors diagnosed him as a pre-diabetic, and said the changes in his blood tests were comparable to those of a heavy drinker.

Morgan Spurlock's self-experiment in the documentary 'Supersize Me' powerfully illustrates the old adage "You are what you eat." After 30 days of only eating McDonald's meals, Spurlock's blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol levels had risen, and his liver functions were abnormal. His doctors diagnosed him as a pre-diabetic, and said the changes in his blood tests were comparable to those of a heavy drinker.

In the 18th century, many sailors died of scurvy. The disease was then attributed to lack of hygiene, but Scottish naval surgeon James Lind believed it to be caused by absence of fresh food, especially fruit. To test his hypothesis, he conducted the one of the first clinical trials. He gave some sailors one lime a day and compared them to sailors who got none. Those who did not get a lime developed scurvy, while those with limes stayed healthy.

In the 18th century, many sailors died of scurvy. The disease was then attributed to lack of hygiene, but Scottish naval surgeon James Lind believed it to be caused by absence of fresh food, especially fruit. To test his hypothesis, he conducted the one of the first clinical trials. He gave some sailors one lime a day and compared them to sailors who got none. Those who did not get a lime developed scurvy, while those with limes stayed healthy.

The gift of garlic: Garlic is as strong an antibiotic in the lab as penicilin. It is antifungal, antiviral, and acts as an antihistamine. To treat a cold, crush four or five cloves of garlic into a small dish and add a dash of liquid honey to bind into a paste. At the start of symptoms, take a small quantity of the paste and place it on the back of your tongue and wash it down with a whole glass of water. Cold symptoms should disappear for an hour or two. Take another dose when symptoms…

Garlic Health Benefits Including Hair and More

The gift of garlic: Garlic is as strong an antibiotic in the lab as penicilin. It is antifungal, antiviral, and acts as an antihistamine. To treat a cold, crush four or five cloves of garlic into a small dish and add a dash of liquid honey to bind into a paste. At the start of symptoms, take a small quantity of the paste and place it on the back of your tongue and wash it down with a whole glass of water. Cold symptoms should disappear for an hour or two. Take another dose when symptoms…

What nails tell us: White spots on nails can be due to zinc deficiency. Fine lines under the nails, near the tip, are caused by vitamin C deficiency. A shortage of vitamin D can lead to soft, peeling or brittle nails.

What nails tell us: White spots on nails can be due to zinc deficiency. Fine lines under the nails, near the tip, are caused by vitamin C deficiency. A shortage of vitamin D can lead to soft, peeling or brittle nails.

Needles from white cedars are rich in Vitamin C. Chewing on cedar buds can relieve a sore throat. Members of the Canadian First Nations will make a strong tea from cedar boughs to drink over the winter months.

Needles from white cedars are rich in Vitamin C. Chewing on cedar buds can relieve a sore throat. Members of the Canadian First Nations will make a strong tea from cedar boughs to drink over the winter months.

Cod liver oil, rich in vitamin D, was once commonly given to children to prevent rickets. It also helps with arthritis and osteomalacia, the adult version of rickets.

Cod liver oil, rich in vitamin D, was once commonly given to children to prevent rickets. It also helps with arthritis and osteomalacia, the adult version of rickets.

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