Category: Nutrient / Vitamin
Vitamin E is a potent and important antioxidant. Vitamin
E protects red blood cells, improves circulation and improves
skin and hair health.
Chemical name is tocopherol. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble
vitamin. It protects against neurological disorders. Also
a potent and important antioxidant. Reduces the harmful
effects of inhaled air pollutants (eg. tobacco smoke and
Deficiency symptoms include anemia, poor circulation, muscle
degeneration, and dry, dull hair.
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on vitamin E
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Echinacea Purperea
Echinacea is also called the Purple Coneflower. Native to
North America, the American Indians have long used Echinacea
to treat a variety of ailments.
Echinacea’s roots and leaves have mild antibacterial,
antiviral properties, and are used for wound healing. In
Germany, research has shown that Echinacea is useful in
strengthening the body’s immune system and the prevention
and treatment of colds and flu.
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Category: Ailment / Skin
Generally occurs as a patch of itchy skin covered with small
blisters, becoming red and raw if it is scratched. Some
instances of eczema cause flaky skin. If occurring on the
scalp will cause dandruff.
Eczema is an atopic illness - spreading throughout the family
members. Bears similarities to dermatitis, and can occasionally
be misdiagnosed as such.
A very common cause of eczema is an allergic reaction from
contact with the droppings of house dust-mites. These are
very tiny organisms that feed on dead skin. On a normal
bed, there are easily 3 million of them living in it.
Take supplements to build healthy skin and build up skin
· Evening primrose oil
· B vitamins
· Beta carotene (vitamin
A) – beta carotene is the safer form (instead
of vitamin A), as an overdose of vitamin A is toxic. But,
beta carotene is converted to vitamin A by our body. Once
sufficient, the body will automatically stop, so vitamin
A poisoning from taking beta carotene is very rare.
· Vitamin C
· Vitamin E
Things to avoid:
Wearing woolen clothing directly against the skin
Eijkman, Christian (Dr.)
Dr. Christian Eijkman was a Dutch physician and Nobel prize
winner. Discovered the link between vitamin
B and beri-beri.
EFA (Essential Fatty Acid)
Category: Nutrient (plant or animal based)
EFA or essential fatty acids are DHA (Docosahexonic Acid)
and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid). They are believed to be
an essential nutrient that prevents heart disease. EFA or
essential fatty acids are abundant in cold water fish (eg.
Albacore, Cod, Chinook Salmon, Grouper, Herring, Kipper,
Mackerel, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Sardines, Shark, Swordfish,
Whitebait, Yellow Fin Tuna).
The Eskimo natives in Greenland have 42 words for snow
but none for heart disease. This is because any form of
heart disease is extremely rare among the Eskimo, who consume
large amounts of fatty fish. An added bonus of eating salmon
is the high content of vitamin D.
Other sources of EFAs: Evening Primrose flower.
Category: Ailment (female)
Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the endometium
(uterine lining) grow outside the uterus. The cells adhere
to the pelvis; most commonly theovaries, bowel, fallopian
tubes, or bladder. It is non-cancerous and affects 10 –
15 per cent of reproductive age women.
The most common symptoms are painful menstrual periods,
or non cyclic pelvic pain. Symptoms may be completely disabling
or mild. Chronic pelvic pain is common especially in women
Endometriosis occurs only after the onset of regular menstruation
and can sometimes strike girls in their teens. Endometriosis
may cause infertility.
EPO (Evening Primrose Oil)
Category: Nutrient (plant based)
The Evening Primrose is a large wild flower, growing up
to 8 feet tall, along streams and roads in North America.
Their tiny seeds are rich in EFAs (essential fatty acids),
particularly GLA (gamma linolenic acid).
EPO’s GLA improves our health by helping the body
produce Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) – a hormone-like compound
that makes blood platelets less “sticky”, lowers
blood pressure, eliminates excess sodium and water, heals
inflammation and enhances immunity.
EPO has been used to treat or prevent a wide range of ailments:
arthritis, asthma, diabetes, eczema, heart disease, hyperactivity
(in children), MS (multiple sclerosis) and premenstrual