Dr. Murphree's Health News
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
May 2004

God Wants You to be Healthy

When was the last time you felt healthy? Can you remember how it felt to be totally alive? Has it been a while since you woke up full of energy, pep, and purpose? Some individuals can’t remember the last time they felt good. They’ve been sick and tired for so long they’ve forgotten what it feels like to be healthy. So many individuals I interact with around the country say they are so “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

We live in a fast-paced society that rewards the doers and achievers with material success. Our society is built on the public’s desire for more material possessions. This in light of the fact that most people are already in debt, work over fifty hours a week, can’t afford – nor need – half the things they are told (through endless commercial marketing) they must have. People are tired – tired of the rat race, tired of always feeling like they need to do more, be more, have more. When is enough, enough?

Very few of us can turn our mind chatter off long enough to know what it is we really want. Why are we here in this lifetime? Most individuals have been conditioned to wake up each day and run as fast as they can to obtain the American Dream.

Wholeness or health is our natural state. The nature of healing involves removing the obstructions to this natural state and bringing individuals into alignment with themselves and their world.
Richard Carlson, Ph.D., and Benjamin Shield, Healers on Healing

Life’s Challenges
We’re all tested by our life situations. But, if we remember God is always there to help us with any challenge we may face, dormant forces come alive. The shackles are released, our inner spirit is awakened, and incredible things begin to happen.

This is how professional bike racer, Lance Armstrong, beat testicular cancer. His love for cycling inspired him to overcome cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. He had a grapefruit-sized tumor in his brain and several golf ball-sized tumors in his lungs. He was told he would never ride his bike again and had only a few months to live. Not only did he beat the death sentence, he went on to win five Tour de France races in a row. The Tour de France is one of the most grueling sporting events. In the course of three weeks, riders race hundreds of miles a day and climb 14,000-foot mountain peaks. Lance Armstrong is only the second American ever to win the race. When a person is inspired (in Spirit), things like cancer and grapefruit-sized tumors in the brain don’t stand a chance.

The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive of the body to heal itself, but that force is not independent of the belief system … everything begins with belief.
Norma Cousins, Anatomy of An Illness

A growing body of scientific evidence about the role of spirituality in mental health, especially in the prevention and treatment of depression, supports centuries of anecdotal evidence. Several studies have looked at the role of spirituality in preventing depression, but recent studies suggest those who are intrinsically spiritual recover from depression more quickly and have less severe depressive symptoms.

A review of 147 previous studies, published in 2003 by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Miami, found that a higher level of "religiousness" (spirituality) in people consistently was associated with substantially lower levels of depressive symptoms.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
William James

Feeding the Spirit
We can’t separate our mind from our health any more than we can separate our eyes from our vision. The connection between the mind and health is both profound and undeniable.

Psychoneuroimmunology is a science that studies the inter-relationships between the mind, brain, and immune system. Research now shows how the brain and the rest of the body share the same electro-chemicals. Four decades of ongoing research is just now making its way into the medical and public arena. This research shows how the brain uses the nervous system to communicate with every system in the body, including the immune system. But more important, this research led to an understanding of how thoughts, emotions, and the experiences they create influence our overall state of health.

The mind controls the brain. The brain controls the body. Science has now shown that the entire body, each cell and even every molecule, is connected to one another through our thoughts which trigger the electro-chemicals. The brain is an organ – a complex organ. It is connected to other organs, including the heart, by the circulatory system (blood vessels), nervous system, and the chemicals (hormones) used to communicate a thought into action. Our mind controls our thoughts (or our thoughts control us), which initiates an electrical and chemical response that causes a physical (bodily) reaction. A scary movie creates thoughts that send out electrical-chemicals that raise our blood pressure, tighten our muscles, and increase our heart rate. It is all connected. Our thoughts create our physiology.

Think of the brain as a musical instrument and the mind as the musician. The instrument is played by the musician. Nothing happens until he or she picks up the instrument and begins to play. The brain is an instrument (organ) under the influence of the mind. A person’s inner spirit is the conductor of the symphony. This inner spirit influences what the brain says to the body. Like the conductor of the symphony, your spirit has the ability to control every note played by the body. Some people may call this inner spirit our innate intelligence, some may call it the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost.

For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts; with our thoughts we make our world.
Gotama Buddha

Your illness is an opportunity to evaluate what was, and probably still is, not working in your life. We rarely question what is truly important in our lives. Why are we here? For what purpose? Normally, we live each day as the day before, sometimes sleep-walking through entire portions of our life. Only in the face of drastic calamity do we take the time to ask these questions. Major life challenges are often the catalyst for re-evaluating one’s life. If we fail to recognize this opportunity, God will usually give us additional challenges to seek guidance. What are your symptoms trying to tell you? Don’t continue to ignore these warning signs. We create our health, our life situations, and ultimately, our fate in life through our thoughts.

By taking responsibility for the consequences of his own perceptions, the observer can transcend the role of victim to an understanding that “nothing out there has power over you.” It isn’t life’s events, but how one reacts to them and the attitude that one has about them, that determines whether such events have a positive or negative effect on one’s life, whether they’re experienced as opportunity or as stress.
David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., Power vs. Force

Those who are at peace with themselves and their immediate surroundings have far fewer serious illnesses than those who are not. The simple truth is happy people don't get sick.
Bernie Siegel, M. D., Love Medicine and Miracles

The greatest thing we can do for humanity is to just be happy! Happiness, like health, comes from within. It can’t be found in trinkets or baubles, fast cars, financial riches, or social status. Some of the most miserable people in the world are mega wealthy.

Furthermore, any negative inner state is contagious: Unhappiness spreads more easily than any physical disease. Through the law of resonance, it triggers and feeds latent negativity in others...
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

People are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Abraham Lincoln

In Betty Eadie’s book, Embraced by the Light, she describes her near-death experience. On her brief time in heaven, she says, “…I saw that we literally have power to affect our own health. I saw that the spirit in each of us is powerful, that it can give strength to the body to ward off illness, or, once the body is sick, to cause it to heal. The spirit has power to control the mind, the mind controls the body. Our thoughts have exceptional power to draw on the negative or positive energies around us. We have the choice to become positive or negative. Simply by thinking positive thoughts and speaking positive words we attract positive energy. There is power in our thoughts. We create our own surroundings by the thoughts we think.”

We Are the Gardeners of Our Life
We are all gardeners. We are given a body, mind, and spirit, all of which must be nurtured in order to grow. What we eat, drink, breathe, and think determines the health of our garden.

Deepak Chopra reminds us, “Happy thoughts create happy molecules, and healthy thoughts create healthy molecules.”

Fertile Soil
The soil of your garden is largely determined by the thoughts and nutrients you have in your body. The healthy garden needs the right nutrients.

To feel better and be well, you must first get healthy. To have a healthy garden, you must pay special attention to the soil. The soil must be free of weeds, stumps, and stones for the optimal growth of our plants (cells). The healthier, more vital our cells are, the better we feel. Soil that is full of essential nutrients yields healthy, robust plants. Soil that is depleted of nutrients produces inferior and disease-ridden plants. The soil is the key. Our bodies don’t make ESSENTIAL nutrients, so we must get them from our diet. Modern food processing has stripped most of the nutrients out of our foods.

Fifty percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Two-thirds of American children are deficient in more than two essential vitamins or minerals. Most all children are deficient in Omega 3’s (fish oil), and many suffer poor mental abilities, including ADD, because of their essential fatty deficiencies. Please don’t let your children inherit your health problems… start them on a good multivitamin and essential fatty acid product! My seven-year-old daughter has been taking a multivitamin/mineral and essential fatty acid supplement since she was two years old.

You can’t get the needed quantities of these nutrients from the foods you eat, even if you eat six servings of fruits and vegetables a day!

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration study, which analyzed over 234 foods over two years, found the average American diet to have less than 80 percent of the RDA of one or more of the following: calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese. Other studies have demonstrated magnesium deficiency in well over 50 percent of the population.

How To Get Started
You should start with a good Optimal Daily Allowance multivitamin/mineral formula. Always take the best, most comprehensive multivitamin/mineral you can, then build around it. You will save money and help ensure that what you are taking will be absorbed and utilized. Study after study shows that those who take a multivitamin reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and many other modern-day illnesses. Centrum Silver, One A Day, and other heavily marketed, one- or two-a-day multivitamins, are mostly garbage. They are full of additives, colorings, fillers, and artificial ingredients which often prevent them from being digested and absorbed (many simply pass wholly undigested in our stools). These products are also based on a 1940’s Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). This Recommended Disease Allowance will help you avoid getting scurvy, but it won’t help you be healthier.

Studies have shown that each individual’s biochemistry is different. Because we are as unique on the inside as we are on the outside, one person may need 1,000mg of Vitamin C, while their co-worker needs 3,000mg a day to be at optimal health. The Optimal Daily Allowance (ODA) for these essential vitamins and minerals is usually 50-100 times more than the RDA. Even if you don’t notice an immediate difference in taking the right supplements (most do), stay with it. By following this advice, you will get healthier and, ultimately, feel better. All of Essential Therapeutics multivitamin/minerals supplement formulas contain the ODA as listed above.

Some individuals may start a nutritional program but end up taking bottles and bottles of different supplements, a one-a-day multivitamin, vitamin C, vitamin E, Calcium, B complex, etc. Before you know it, you have dozens of half- empty bottles (getting tired of taking all this “stuff”) and have spent a considerable amount of money (usually on inferior products).

Again, start with an ODA multivitamin that delivers all the needed essential (have to have them or you die) vitamins and minerals you need each day. After seven years of searching for the best ODA multivitamin/mineral at the best price, I’ve come to the conclusion that my basic Multivitamin/mineral (made by ProThera) is one of, if not the best, product on the market. This multivitamin/mineral (six tablets a day) is also what goes into my CFS/Fibro Formula (the three speckled tablets in each packet) and my Basic Multivitamin/Mineral Formula (see below).

Others take various supplements, including herbal formulas, to cover up symptoms: Ginkgo Biloba for poor memory, St. John’s Wort for low moods, etc. These supplements can be very helpful and most are much safer than prescription medications. However, if people use herbal medications to cover up symptoms, then they fail to understand that each symptom is a call for help…a warning sign from your body. Remember vitamins (B vitamins, vitamin C, E, D, A etc.), minerals (magnesium, calcium, manganese, etc.), essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6, and 9), amino acids (5HTP, glutamine, methionine, etc), and other nutritional co-factors (CoQ10, bio-flavonoids, etc) are what your garden needs to create the right environment for healthy cells, organs, and tissues to grow.

Recommended Daily Allowance vs. Optimal Daily Allowance


Vitamin A 1,000 mcg.
--------7,000-10,000 mg. (I. U.)*
Vitamin D 200 I. U.
----------100 I. U.
Vitamin E 15 I. U.
-------------400 I. U.
Vitamin K 80 mcg.
Vitamin B-1 1.5 mg.
----------50 mg.-100mg.
Vitamin B-2 1.7 mg.
----------50 mg.
Vitamin B-3 19 mg.
-----------50 mg. (200 mg. as Niacinamide)
Vitamin B-5 7 mg.
-------------200 mg.-400mg.
Vitamin B-6 2 mg.
-------------50mg.-200 mg.
Folic Acid 200 mcg.
------------400mcg.-800 mcg.
Vitamin C 60 mg.
--------------1,000mg.-7,0000 mg.
Calcium 800 mg.
---------------500mg.-1,200 mg.
Chloride 750 mg.
--------------Not usually recommended
Chromium 50-200 mcg.
-------200-400 mcg.
Copper 1.5-3.0 mg.
-----------1 mg.
Fluoride 1.5-4.0 mg.
----------Not usually recommended
Iodine 150 mcg.
---------------Not usually recommended
Iron 10 mg.
---------------------Not supplemented unless needed
Magnesium 350 mg.
-----------500-1,000 mg.
Manganese 2.5-5.0 mg.
-------10 mg.-20mg.
Molybdenum 75-250 mcg.
------Same (unless deficient)
Phosphorus 800 mg.
-----------Not usually recommended
Potassium 2,000 mg.
----------100 mg.
Selenium 70 mcg.
--------------200 mcg.
Sodium 500 mg.
----------------Not usually recommended
Zinc 15 mg.
---------------------25 mg.

The Road Less Traveled
In our society, we are trained to think of an illness as something that has somehow invaded our bodies. We usually don’t question why, only what pill we should take to make it go away.

Each new symptom and medical condition is attacked with another drug in hopes of alleviating the patient’s misery. High blood pressure is attacked with diuretics.

Diuretics cause mineral deficiencies that lead to muscle cramps and pain. The muscle pain is attacked with anti-inflammatory medications. Anti-inflammatory medications eat up the lining of the stomach and are toxic to the liver. The stomach pain is attacked with antacid medications: Zantac, Nexium, and others. These antacids block the stomach acid needed for proper absorption of vitamin B12. A vitamin B12 deficiency then causes early pre-senile dementia and depression. The depression is then attacked with an antidepressant. The antidepressant causes tardive dyskinesia (involuntary tremors). The tremors are attacked with tranquilizers. I could go on and on.

Some individuals are content to continue down this path: each new symptom requires another drug. They may start on this path at an early age and spend the rest of their life constantly searching for another drug to make them feel whole again. Often, the very medications they are on creates more problems (symptoms) that are then medicated with more drugs, which create more problems.

Eventually, their health spirals out of control. They lose all hope and spend the rest of their lives in constant pain (physically, mentally, and spiritually). Finally, after exhausting all other options, they may start a nutritional program like mine.

They may say the nutritional replacement program didn’t work. It, like everything else they have tried, failed them. But being healthier never fails anyone, they just fail to see that their only hope of getting well and feeling better is to get healthy, and this takes time.

Healing Takes Time!
Some individuals are so sick that it may take years before they get well. It took years to get so sick; getting well won’t happen overnight. Some give up and lose all hope and back into the darkness of despair.

Just Look to the Light
The Eternal Journey, by noted scientist Craig Lundall, Ph.D. and Harold Wieldson, Ph.D., is one of many books by lay people and scientists that validate the near-death experience: people who have clinically died and then were brought back to life (by medical or spiritual intervention). Those who have had a near-death experience are known as NDErs. One passage from an NDEr describes how they were bathed in a brilliant light that was pure love (God).

When I got close to the light, something on the side of my vision distracted me. I looked down and saw a host of people. Rays of light were shining over the tops of their heads, but they didn’t seem to notice. They appeared to be shuffling around, and I could feel anger and confusion coming from them. It was as if they were lost, and they were agonizing over their pain they felt. They seemed to be earthbound and unable to see the light that was over them. As I looked at the people, I thought to myself, you can go to the same place, all you have to do is look at the light.

Surely there is a heaven and hell on earth just as there is in the afterlife. Some individuals are so hopeless and so miserable that they shuffle along filled with anger and confusion, never realizing that all they have to do is look up at the light.

A twenty-year study conducted by George Engel, a professor of medicine at University of Rochester, showed that 70-80 percent of all chronically ill patients had experienced extended periods of feeling helpless before the onset of their disease.

Don’t give up hope. Getting healthy requires hard work, patience, and an openness to change.

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Vitamin A
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Vitamin C – increases superoxide dismutase (SOD), an enzyme that scavenges free radicals and prevents cell damage. Vitamin C is typically decreased in inflammatory diseases, including arthritis and asthma. Vitamin C reduces histamine levels. Histamine causes increased inflammation; asthma, allergic reactions, etc.

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Vitamin E – is a major antioxidant. It helps increase the circulation to the legs and reduce the symptoms of restless-leg syndrome.

Vitamin K1
– 30mcg.

Thiamine B1 – 50mg – a deficiency can lead to fatigue, mental confusion (“Fibro fog”), depression, nausea, and tingling in the arms and legs.

Riboflavin B2
– 25mg – is involved in producing the neurotransmitters (brain chemicals), serotonin, epinephrine, an dopamine. These are the brain chemicals that regulate sleep, pain, energy, stamina, drive, and ambition.

Niacin B3
(75% as Niacinamide) – 100mg – is needed to make serotonin. A deficiency can lead to weakness, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Vitamin B6
(Pyridoxine hydrochloride) – 25mg – helps make brain chemicals: serotonin, epinephrine, and dopamine. A deficiency can lead to depression, insomnia, carpal tunnel syndrome (pain or tingling in hands or feet).

Folic Acid
– 400mcg – is considered brain food. It is involved in the production of and regulation of cellular energy. A deficiency can cause depression, fatigue, mood swings, headaches, sore tongue, and other unwanted symptoms.

Vitamin B12
(methylcobalamin)–50mcg – A deficiency can cause mental fatigue, depression, and poor memory.

– 150mcg – helps maintain healthy looking hair and nails. A deficiency can lead to seborrheic dermatitis (dry, scaly skin), hair loss, muscle pain, fatigue, and liver inflammation.

Pantothenic acid B5
– 200mg – “The anti–stress vitamin.” A deficiency can cause low adrenal function, fatigue, anxiety, poor immunity, depression, irritability, digestive disorders, muscle cramps, upper-respiratory infections, and poor memory.

(76% as calcium citrate–malate and 245 as calcium ascorbate) – 250mg – A deficiency can cause insomnia, high blood pressure, bone loss, muscle spasm, and digestive disorders.

(from kelp)– 75mcg

Magnesium (54% as magnesium aspartate–ascorbate complex, 28% magnesium aspartate, and 18% as magnesium amino acid chelate). – 350mg – Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer. This mineral is involved in over 300 body processes. It can be very helpful in relieving tight, achy muscle pain, leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, and chronic headaches (7). Individuals with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are notoriously low in magnesium. Blood tests are a poor indicator of magnesium levels and often miss sub-clinical deficiencies. One study of fibromyalgia sufferers, found that supplementing with 600mg a day of magnesium and 1200–1400mg of malic acid greatly reduced pain. It usually took weeks, and even months, before patients noticed the full benefit of supplementing these nutrients (8).

(as amino acid chelate) – 10mg – is in over 90 different enzymatic pathways.

(as amino acid chelate) – 100mcg – is an important nutrient for the immune system.

(as amino acid chelate) – 1mg – it plays a vital role in regulating the brain chemicals.

(as amino acid chelate) – 5mg – is involved in cellular energy.

(as chromium polynicotinate) – 100mcg – involved in metabolism of blood sugar.

(as amino acid chelate) – 75mcg – helps reduce symptoms associated with sulfite allergy.

(as potassium aspartate–citrate) – 148mg – helps regulate nervous system.

Boron (as aspartate–citrate) – 1mg– needed for the absorption of calcium.

(as bis–glycnato oxovanadium) – 50mcg – potent blood sugar regulator.

– 75mg – important nutrient for nerve cells and brain function.

– 25mg – helps regulate nervous system and is natural sedative.

– 25mg – has antiviral properties and protects us from sun damage.

Citrus Bioflavonoids
– 50mg – potent antioxidants, help increase circulation.

Malic Acid – 500mg – Malic Acid is found in a variety of foods. It is a vital nutrient needed for the production of cellular energy (Krebs cycle). Malic acid helps boost cellular energy and reduce achy muscles. It removes unwanted waste material from muscle cells including lactic acid, a byproduct of oxygen deficiency. Lactic acid has been implicated as one reason for achy muscles. Lactic acid may accumulate in muscles after periods of anaerobic and aerobic exercise. It may also be involved in the trigger point pains associated with fibromyalgia (9). “Malic acid gave subjective improvement within 48 hours in one study.”
Sherry Rodgers M.D., Pain Free in Six Weeks.

CoEnzyme Q10 – 30mg – important nutrient for cellular energy.

Amino Acid Blend – 1,000mg of free-form amino acids: helps block pain, boost immune function, regulate sleep, energy, brain chemicals, and much more.

L–Alanine, L–Arginine, L–Aspartic acid, L–Cysteine, L–Glutamic acid, L–Glycine, L–Histadine, L–Isoleucine, L–Leucine, L–Lysine, L–Methionine, L–Phenylalanine, L–Proline, L–Serine, L–Threonine, L–Tryptophan, L–Tyrosine, L–Valine.

Essential Fatty Acids – help reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, regulate brain function, and more.

Marine Lipid Concentrate
– 550mg (1,100mg total)
Supplying approximately:
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – 165mg
Docosahexaenic acid (DHA) – 110mg

Organic Hi–Lignin Flax Seed Oil
Supplying approximately:
Alpha Linolenic acid – 67mg
Linoleic acid – 22mg
Oleic acid – 50mg

Borage Seed Oil – 50mg
Supplying approximately:
Gamma Linoleic acid (GLA) – 10mg
Linoleic acid – 22mg
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) (from safflower) – 250mg

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Contains all the essential Optimal Daily Allowance (ODA)
of vitamins and minerals
Six tablets contain:

Vitamin A (fish liver oil) - 10,000 I.U.
Natural Beta-Carotene - 15,000 I.U. (D. salina, vitamin A activity)
Vitamin D3 - 100 I.U. (fish liver oil)
Vitamin E - 400 I.U. (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
Vitamin K1 - 60 mcg. (phytonadione)
Vitamin C - 1,200 mg.(L-ascorbate, corn-free)
Vitamin B1- 100 mg.(thiamin mononitrate)
Vitamin B2 - 50 mg. (riboflavin)
Niacin - 50 mg.
Niacinamide - 150 mg.
Pantothenic acid - 400 mg. (d-calcium pantothenate)
Vitamin B6 - 50 mg. (pyridoxine HCI)
Folic acid - 800 mcg.
Vitamin B12 - 100 mcg. (on ion exchange resin)
Biotin - 300 mcg.
Choline (bitartrate) - 150 mg.
Calcium - 500 mg. (citrate, ascorbate)
Magnesium - 500 mg. (aspartate-ascorbate complex, amino acid chelate*)
Potassium 99 mg. (aspartate-ascorbate complex)
Copper - 2 mg. (amino acid chelate*)
Manganese - 20 mg. (amino acid chelate*)
Zinc 20 mg. (amino acid chelate*)
Iodine (from kelp) 150 mcg.
Chromium 200 mcg. (ChromeMate¨)**
Selenium 200 mcg. (amino acid complex)
Molybdenum 150 mcg. (amino acid chelate*)
Vanadyl Sulfate - 200 mcg. (39 mcg. elemental vanadium)
Boron (aspartate-citrate) 2 mg.

Other Ingredients:
PABA - 50 mg. (para-Aminobenzoic acid)
Inositol - 50 mg.
Citrus Bioflavonoids - 100 mg.

Take 3 Tabs twice a day with food

Vitamin Facts

1. Slash Cancer Odds: Taking 200 micrograms of selenium daily for four and a half years cut cancer rate 42 percent and cancer deaths in half in a group of 1300 individuals. The incidence of colorectal cancer dropped 64 percent and prostate cancer an amazing 69 percent! -University of Arizona.

2. Prevent Alzheimer's: Not a single older person who took separate doses of vitamin E (200-800 IU) or vitamin C (500-1000 mg) developed Alzheimer's disease during a four-year double blind study. Subjects who took multivitamin supplements with low doses of vitamin E (typically 30 IU) or vitamin C (60 mg) had no reduction in risk of Alzheimer's. -Chicago's Rush Institute for Healthy Aging.

3. Boost Immune System: Taking 200 IU of natural vitamin E daily boosted immune functioning in older people. A supplement with only 60 mg vitamin E daily did not improve immune functioning. Obviously, superior immune functioning lessens infections, possibly cancer and heart disease. -Tufts University

4. Stop Heart Attacks: A daily dose of 400-800 IU of natural vitamin E cut subsequent heart attacks in men with heart problems by an astonishing 77 percent. Other research shows it takes 400 IU of vitamin E to squelch toxicity (oxidation) of LDL cholesterol. -Cambridge University, England.

5. Stop Strokes: High doses of B vitamins decreased the amount of plaque in carotid (neck) arteries by 10 percent during a four year study. Blocked carotid arteries can cause strokes. Plaque increased by 50 percent in non-vitamin B takers. Doses: 250 micrograms B12, 25 milligrams B6 and 2500 micrograms folic acid. Note: 800 mcg folic acid is effective for most people, said the researchers. -University of Toronto.

6. Prevent Fractures: Taking 500 mg of calcium and 700 IU of vitamin D daily for three years significantly cut the rate of bone loss and non-vertebral fractures in men and women older than age 65. -Tufts University.

7. Save Vision: Women taking vitamin C supplements cut their risk of cataracts by 77 per cent. In patients with early macular degeneration, taking daily doses of 500 mg vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, 80 mg zinc, 2 mg copper and 15 mg beta carotene for 11 years slowed progression to the advanced stage of loss of vision. -Tufts University and the National Institutes of Health

8. Prolong Life: Taking vitamin E and vitamin C (in higher doses than in a multivitamin) cut chances of death from all causes by 42 percent. Vitamin E users were 47 percent less apt to die of heart disease and 59 percent less likely to die of cancer. - National Institute on Aging.

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