Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Four Nutrients for Long Life

Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 08:43 AM

 

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Scientists still haven’t managed to discover the Fountain of Youth, but there are four critical nutrients and supplements that are vital to your health and will help you lead a long and healthy life. They are:
• Co-enzyme Q10
• Idebenone
• Carnitines
• Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Each of these miraculous substances offers its own amazing benefits, and all work just as well as the chemical-based pharmaceuticals your physician bombards you with, but are completely natural. They have no hidden side effects that pose a threat to your health.
Co-enzyme Q10
Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring substance present within every cell in the body.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant, and is the first line of defense against the oxidation of LDL cholesterol — which is the main reaction in atherosclerosis. CoQ10 can also remove dangerous levels of iron from cells, which is a major cause of free radicals and lipid peroxidation — two things that lead to the development of cancer in cells.
One of the most impressive benefits of CoQ10 has been its ability to improve heart function in patients with congestive heart failure. One study found that an impressive 55 percent improvement in symptoms. (For the latest information on how to protect your heart, see my report "New Heart Revelations.")


Idebenone
Idebenone is a synthetic form of CoQ10 and also a very powerful antioxidant. Idebenone’s significant antiinflammatory properties puts it high on the list of supplements for use in preventing neurodegenerative diseases — especially Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
But idebenone has an additional benefit in treating neurological diseases — especially neurodegenerative conditions, strokes and brain injuries. It has been shown to significantly increase levels of nerve growth factor, a substance that promotes brain healing.
Carnitines
Like Co-enzyme Q10, acetyl-L-carnitine is naturally produced in the body by synthesizing the amino acids lysine and methionine.
Like idebenone, acetyl-L-carnitine can improve the function of nerve growth factor, which helps to repair the brain’s cells and connections (synapses). This can be especially important for people with disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s or brain injuries and strokes.
Some tests have shown that carnitine supplementation leads to significant improvement in heart function, helps treat angina, and can improve circulation in the legs of patients with severe atherosclerosis of their blood vessels.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid
This is another powerful antioxidant that is naturally found in the body. Alpha-lipoic acid lowers blood sugar, removes mercury, arsenic and cadmium from the body (including the brain), increases the level of CoQ10 and glutathione in cells and is also a powerful way to protect against radiation damage.
Alpha-lipoic acid also improves glucose control in adults with either Type 1 (insulin dependent) or Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes.
(For more information on how other natural supplements can improve your health, read my newsletter "Extend Your Life: 4 Supplements That Will Help You Live Longer.")
For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.


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