In the first article of this two part series, I discussed the role of nutrition in nearsightedness as well as the general nutritional principles that govern eye health. In this article I will focus on presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
For 20 years, I have had angina as a side-effect of thyroxine (a hormone therapy for an underactive thyroid). Do you know of any way to counteract or prevent this pain? - Shirley Kingsley, via e-mail
Although many doctors still don’t believe it, studies show that changing your diet can help alleviate arthritic symptoms (Lancet, 1986; i: 236-8).
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that enhances immune function, and protects against cancer, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Very high doses (1800 IU/day) may reverse diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Vitamin C, another...
In addition to suppressing CoQ10 and possibly causing CHF, the major side-effects of statins include muscle pain and weakness (myopathy), liver and kidney damage,
Q I have always had irregular heartbeats, but they have not caused any problems. I take digoxin [digitalis, a heart drug] and phenindione [an anticoagulant] daily, but I don’t like taking drugs and I am also allergic to aspirin, antihistamines...
Selenium, a trace element, could be an important cancer preventative, a major study has discovered. People given 200 micrograms a day reduced their chances of developing cancer by 39 per cent. ...