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Natural Solutions
                           April 2007



Paul Joseph


Nutri Centre’s 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.






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 clotting too.

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 bones.

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 ageing.


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'


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