Descriptions of Antioxidant Vitamins, Nutrients, and Minerals

Compiled by Wendy Watt, O.D. October 25, 2000 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in the United States today, and it is the eye disease that most often results in legal blindness. Studies have shown that AMD responds well to antioxidant vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that could prevent the [Read More]

Information on Bilberry and other Bioflavinoids

by Linda Kaspari July 2000 Billberry, Huckleberries, cranberry, grape seed, elderberry and pine bark extract are Anthocyanidin Bioflavonoids. These bioflavonoids are particulary effective in strengthening capillaries. Patients should include vitamin C and bioflavonoids as part of a lifetime regimen to help prevent progressive loss of sight. Essential for proper absorption and use of vitamin C, [Read More]

Alternative Medicine: The Risks of Untested and Unregulated Remedies

Contained in this document is an article followed by two opposing viewpoints on alternative medicine. by Marcia Angell, M.D. and Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. ©1998, Massacusetts Medical Society Published in 9/17/98 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Summarized here by Dan Roberts What most sets alternative medicine apart [from conventional medicine] is that [Read More]