Vitamins

Vitamins are essential to life. They provide for good health by regulating all of our body’s functions. For example, they help the body produce energy from the foods that we eat, supply the substances to repair broken bones, provide for replacing skin, help us see, allow for healthy hair and nail growth, insure proper functioning of our heart, brain, digestive system, immune system, and nervous system.

Vitamins are divided into two groups; water-soluble and fat- soluble. Water-soluble vitamins are C, and the B vitamins, while fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K. The body needs both types of vitamins every day for good health.
We provide you with the following information for the main vitamins:

Description: The activity of the vitamin
Complementary Nutrients: a list of nutrients that help the vitamins do their work
Antagonists: things that prevent the vitamin from working properly
Health Benefits: specific health benefits the vitamin provides
Therapeutic Uses: aliments that can be cured by the vitamin
Deficiency Indicators: symptoms that indicate a lack of the vitamin
Dosage: the daily amount of the vitamin to take
Sources: foods that provide the vitamin

The Function of Minerals

Every living cell on this planet depends on minerals for proper function and structure. Our bodies use minerals for: the correct combination of body fluids, the formation of blood and bone, the maintenance of healthy nerves, good muscle tone, maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, and other important body functions. Our bodies must maintain its proper chemical balance. This balance depends on the correct levels of different minerals. The amount of one mineral in the body affects every other mineral. If one is out of balance, all mineral levels are affected.

Minerals are naturally occurring elements found in nature. They usually start as rock formations that slowly break down into tiny fragments by erosion. Then, microbes in the soil utilize these tiny crystals of mineral salts, and convert them to a more usable form. This usable form is then absorbed by the plant roots, and is then passed on to the plants that we eat. The cow gets its calcium from the grass that it eats, not the milk it drinks.

Minerals are divided into two groups: macro-minerals and micro-minerals. The macro-minerals are needed in larger amounts, while micro-minerals are only needed in small amounts. The macro-minerals consist of: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. The micro-minerals consist of: boron, chromium, copper, germanium, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, silicon, sulfur, vanadium, and zinc.
We provided you with the following information for the main minerals.

Description: The activity of the mineral
Complimentary Nutrients: a list of nutrients that help the minerals do their work
Antagonists: things that prevent the mineral from working properly
Health Benefits: specific health benefits the mineral provides
Therapeutic Uses: aliments that can be cured by the mineral
Deficiency Indicators: symptoms that indicate a lack of the mineral
Dosage: the daily amount of the mineral to take
Sources: foods that provide the mineral

Alternative Healthcare

Alternative Healthcare is designed to offer the best and the most up to date information about alternative health care.

Alternative Healthcare offers better ways than regular medicine - allopathic medicine - for maintaining a healthy body, and a safer and more effective way to treat illness, especially chronic illness