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A NATURAL SOLUTION 4 YOU
October 13, 2002 Edition
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A NOTE FROM RANDAL
Check Our New Site Look!

HERB/VITAMIN NEWS
Vitamins C, E Protect Lungs from Ozone Pollution

HEALTH NEWS
Americans Still Getting Fatter - Study

FEATURED PRODUCT
Adrenal Support - Feed Your Adrenals

NUTRITION CHOICE
Eggplant Recipes

HEALTH RELATED TIPS
Do I keep taking the same nutritional supplements forever?

FEATURED RESOURCES
Vegetarians

LAUGHING LINES
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A NOTE FROM RANDAL

Hello everyone,

We got some rain off Hurricane Kyle. However, it didn't last long enough. The official count was 1.3 inches. We desparately need more rain in this area, please remember us in your thoughts and prayers.

We have made some major changes to the site and we hope you like the improvements. I have been busy learning how to read and write PERL the programming language used for the internet. I am no where near an accomplished programmer but I am learning.

Please remember to take the survey that is mentioned above and visit our site. We are excited that we can include you our readers in the formation of our new look.


Until next time,


Randal

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HERB/VITAMIN NEWS

VITAMINS C, E PROTECT LUNGS FROM OZONE POLLUTION Health - Reuters - By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet rich in the antioxidant vitamins C and E may protect the lungs of asthmatic children from the effects of ozone pollution, recent study findings suggest.

"Diet appears to be an important cofactor in the respiratory health of children," lead study author Dr. Isabelle Romieu of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico told Reuters Health.

Her study was conducted to determine if antioxidant supplements could protect asthmatic children from air pollution in the metropolitan area of Mexico City. Previous studies have indicated that children in the area have experienced deterioration in their lung function and increased respiratory problems.

The 158 children involved in the study were randomly divided into one of two groups that received a daily supplement of either vitamins or inactive placebo pills. They were then followed from October 1998 to April 2000.

Overall, the children studied reported getting the recommended daily amount of vitamin C in their diets, but not nearly enough vitamin E.

The investigators found that the vitamin supplements protected the study group from the decreases in forced expiratory flow, the amount of air dispelled from the lungs during a certain time period, and peak expiratory volume, a measure of airway resistance, that were seen among those who received placebo pills.

Their findings are reported in the September 1st issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Although the study group included children with mild, moderate and severe asthma, the effect of the vitamin supplements was mostly seen among those with moderate and severe asthma, the report indicates.

"This may suggest that children with more advanced asthma are more susceptible to the impact of ozone exposure because of a decrease in antioxidant defenses in the lung," the researchers speculate.

In conclusion, "our data suggest that vitamin C and vitamin E supplementation above the minimum dietary requirement in children with asthma with low intake of vitamin E provides some protection against the acute effects of ozone on their lungs," the researchers write.

Therefore, "children with heavy exposure to air pollutants need a higher intake of these vitamins to protect their lungs and therefore should have a diet rich in vitamin C and vitamin E," including citrus fruits and green vegetables, Romieu said.

SOURCE: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2002;166:703-709.

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For antioxidants specifically for your children go to http://www.theherbsplace.com/Herbasaurs_page_1_c_90.html


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HEALTH NEWS

AMERICANS STILL GETTING FATTER - STUDY CHICAGO (Reuters)

About 59 million people, one in every three U.S. adults, are now obese and the number of overweight children has tripled in the last two decades, according to studies published on Tuesday.

"The problem keeps getting worse," said Tommy Thompson, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (news - web sites).

"We've seen virtually a doubling in the number of obese persons over the past two decades and this has profound health implications. Obesity increases a person's risk for a number of serious conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and some types of cancer," he said in a statement.

To continue this article go to http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=570&ncid=753&e=1&storeid=1&u=/nm/20021008/s c_nm/health_fat_dc


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NUTRITION CHOICE

EGGPLANT RECIPES


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HEALTH RELATED TIPS

Question: DO I KEEP TAKING THE SAME NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOREVER?

Answer: Most people over time actually build their bodies and nutritional level up enough that they don't have to take the same amounts forever to get the same desired effects.

In fact, I personally used to have a constipation problem. For 2 years I took the LBS II (http://www.theherbsplace.com/LBS_II_100_capsules_p_224.html) and I received great benefit from that combination of herbs. Then one day I began to take the LBS II and just couldn't take the LBS II anymore. I found the smell began to repulse me and I also noticed that I begin to think if I took it my stomach would get upset and I would get nauseous too.

I have attended lectures that stated if you need an herb or combination of herbs it will smell good to you. When your needs change you will begin to notice the smell or taste begins to repulse you.

I no longer take the LBS II and its been over 15 years and I still don't need to take herbs for that problem anymore.

Ultimately, I believe you can correct your diet and take in good supplementation and over time not have to keep taking everything you began with. Some basic vitamins and minerals that need to be replaced daily will still need to be consumed throughout my lifetime. However, I don't have to take the large quantity of vitamins and herbs that I once did and for that I am grateful.

Randal


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VEGETARIANS

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