Congressman’s Wife Dies From Dehydration After Taking White Mulberry Leaf. Here’s What You Need to Know.
We have yet another very tragic story regarding the use of supplements. Lori McClintock, who was the wife of California Congressman Tom McClintock, reportedly died last year after taking white mulberry leaf. She was 61-years-old.
Recently, an 86-year-old man in Australia lost his ability to walk after ingesting high doses of vitamin B6. He ingested 70 times the recommended daily dose of vitamin B6. He did this after discovering from a blood test that he was “slightly deficient” in this vitamin.
In shocking news, a personal trainer and father of two in the U.K. named Thomas Mansfield died from a caffeine overdose after consuming an amount of a caffeine powder supplement equating to 200 cups of coffee. According to BBC News, Mansfield used kitchen scales to calculate the amount of powder he was consuming. Tragically, a miscalculation cost him his life. He was just 29-years-old. The coroner said the cause of death was “caffeine toxicity.”
I continue to be increasingly concerned about the “anti-supplement” movement. It appears that some individuals selectively use research that reinforces their general belief that nutritional supplements have very little, if any, health value and omit credible studies that support the contrary. The problem with this approach is that promoting this narrative that can put peoples’ health at risk.
In some cultures, krill is consumed as food. For example, Japanese cuisine may incorporate krill. They call it “okiami.” And a popular Norwegians snack is krill paste with crackers. But many of us will probably not come across krill for food in our regular daily life. You do, however, have access to krill oil supplements (just as you do fish oil supplements).
Many people use CBD to treat a wide variety of medical conditions ranging from epilepsy and anxiety, to arthritis pain and insomnia. There also has been a good amount of conflicting information in the media and online about CBD and other cannabis-based therapies. So, it would be totally understandable if you’re both curious and skeptical as well a little confused about CBD.
Aside from toilet paper, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, there’s another hot commodity in town these days due to the coronavirus pandemic - elderberry.
I don’t like to play favorites with my nutrients. They are all equally important to our health and wellness. We need macronutrients (which are necessary in larger quantities) and micronutrients (in smaller quantities).
The story I’m about to discuss is regarding a young man, who prefers to remain anonymous and will be referred to as “J,” who had a very challenging experience from taking a particular supplement. I think it’s important to share this story.
Recently, a man’s taste buds went missing! “When a 64-year-old man stuck out his tongue for a physical exam, doctors could immediately tell something was off: Instead of a typical, textured tongue, his was smooth and shiny. It didn't take long for them to recognize why: The man's taste buds were missing,” according to one report.
In a recent article written by mega pop star Taylor Swift, titled 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30, the singer shared a bit of her proactive healthcare routine.
Learning what nutrients you need and the amounts can be overwhelming and confusing. To give you some basics, there are six essential nutrients you need to stay healthy. These nutrients are water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. In addition, there are 16 essential minerals and 13 essential vitamins we all need for our bodies to function properly and stay healthy.
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