Q & A section
Suppliers of complementary medicine,
Nutri Centre (now offering their range of products in a number of
larger Tesco stores), are providing laterlife visitors with the
opportunity to ask questions on health issues.
The Q & As are produced by Paul Joseph in conjunction with
the Nutri Centre.
NATURAL SOLUTI0NS APRIL 2007
Q: I am a 52 year old woman who has just being diagnosed with
osteoporosis. I am very worried about this condition, not
knowing much about it. I would like to know if there are any
alternatives to the standard drugs prescribed by my GP that I
can take to help?
A: Osteoporosis is the ‘silent epidemic’ that often only makes
itself known through the breakage of a bone. Bone health is
largely genetic, but from our 40s onwards, the ageing process
takes hold and bones gradually lose their density. Over the age
of 50, one in two women, and one in five men will break a bone,
mainly because of osteoporosis.
The most important mineral for strong healthy bones is calcium
which is so important, the body will maintain homeostasis of
calcium in the plasma at the cost of bone integrity.
Unfortunately, the typical diet provides only a third of the
calcium the body needs not just for strong bones and teeth, but
for proper nerve functioning, muscle contraction and blood
A significant number of osteoporosis sufferers are chronically
deficient in Vitamin K – one of the lesser known vitamins which
are in fact a group of substances that we now know play a key
role in building the proteins the body needs to make strong
A highly effective natural supplement to help with osteoporosis
is Osteo Plus which comprises of top grade nutrients that are
scientifically proven to help bone health – in significant and
effective doses for the best results. Ingredients such as
calcium citrate, magnesium citrate, boron, vitamin D3, zinc
citrate, protease, lipase, and amylase – all necessary for good
bone health. This with the combination of a Vitamin K supplement
to back it up would be highly beneficial for this condition.
Osteo Plus by Natural Health Practice ?17.97 for 90 Veg Capsules
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Q: I have been suffering from Chronic Fatigue for 2 years now
and my sleep patterns have always been bad. I also suffer from
aches and pains, most people don’t understand just how much it
affects my everyday life. Is there any supplement that could
help increase my energy level?
A: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is not a disease but a
combination of symptoms which can differ from individual to
individual. The symptoms of CFS can include aching muscles and
joints, fever, headaches, complete exhaustion, sleep disorders,
depression, poor memory, mood swings and other related symptoms.
Fibromyalgia, a muscle disorder that causes muscle weakness and
fatigue, has been found in many people with CFS. Even though
chronic fatigue syndrome is not life threatening, it cannot be
cured, and it can result in serious damage to the immune system.
Some people appear to recover unexpectedly, but once you have
this condition, it can return at any time, usually following a
bout with another illness or during time of stress.
There are two supplements which can boost failing energy. Both
are good on their own but together, they are fantastic. Coenzyme
Q 10 is the first and it enhances the effectiveness of the
immune system. CoQ10 is found in every cell, it plays a vital
role in the production of energy and works as an antioxidant to
protect the body from otherwise damaging free radicals.
Coenzyme A is another important energy-boosting supplement which
you can take. This supplement is crucial for many of the body’s
functions including triggering the energy cycle. Coenzyme A is a
powerful ally in immune support and for combating fatigue,
depression, irritability and for reversing the effects of
Coenzyme Q10, 100mg by Lamberts Health ?29.95 for 60 capsules
Conenzyme A 1000mg by Xynergy priced ?35.95 for 45 capsules
Paul Joseph studied at the University of Leeds where he took a
course in Broadcasting and Advertising. He has worked in the
West Indies at a leading spa resort where he developed a keen
interest in complementary therapies. He currently writes about a
wide range of natural health topics as part his work providing
information to the media on behalf of The Nutri Centre.
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The information above is provided by the Nutri Centre.
Laterlife cannot endorse any information presented and
recommends that you consult your doctor if in doubt about any
medication or health-related matter.
* Please note questions cannot be answered
personally but will be selected for inclusion in future editions
of 'Natural Solutions'