Zei Gezunt with Vitamin Therapy
Editor: Yael Rosenberg, RN, B.S.H
Description: Vitamin Therapy
Questions to ask the Practitioner
Products and Services
Books and Publications
Vitamin Therapy, from Latin vita meaning life and amine (all vitamins were initially believed to amino acids), is an alternative and complementary mode of treatment that uses vitamins to prevent and alleviate certain medical conditions and promote and enhance health and well being.
Vitamins are compounds or molecules that are vital for life in trace amounts. They are catalysts in many of the bodys processes. Some vitamins are involved in one function while others may be involved in a number of unrelated functions.
Vitamins are usually divided into two categories: water soluble and fat soluble. Of the thirteen major vitamins nine are water soluble and they include: Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, Folic Acid, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin and Vitamin C; four are fat soluble and include: Vitamins A, D, E, and K)
Vitamin therapy is most often accomplished in three ways: Instituting a nutritious diet that will afford the individual the vitamins that are needed, oral supplementation or injectable vitamins.
Megavitamin therapy is the administration of megadoses of vitamins as a mode of treating or preventing illness. This therapy is used both by practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine and by conventional physicians. Traditional medical doctors utilize megavitamin therapy for rare genetic diseases that have responded well to this treatment
Statistical studies show the following:
Statistical studies show that the use of vitamins was highest among whites in their thirties.
Research studies also found that people using vitamin supplementation were usually leaner and tended to be non smokers.
Clinical and scientific studies have shown that certain vitamin deficiencies put the individual at a higher risk of developing certain medical conditions.
The frequency of overdose of vitamins is small compared with all the other incidence of poisoning reported to poison control centers.
Vitamin therapy is used primarily as a method of prevention and promotion of health and well being. However, many conditions can be alleviated or improved with vitamin supplementation.
The following are conditions that respond well to natural supplementation:
Respiratory conditions: Allergies, asthma, colds, COPD, flu and more
Cardiovascular conditions: Heart disease, high cholesterol and more.
Digestive Disorders: Diarrhea, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Ulcerative Colitis and more.
Skin disorders: Acne, eczema, wrinkles, wounds and more
Pain conditions: Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, migraines, muscle cramps.
Psychological conditions: Anxiety, depression, nervousness and more.
Sleep disorders: Insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and more.
Others: Osteoporosis, macular degeneration, obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome and more
Questions to ask the Practitioner
How many years experience have you had
utilizing this healing method
What is your success rate
Certificates and Licenses
Seek the advice of your health provider before embarking on any form of alternative treatment.
Tell your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use.
It is important to consult your nutritionist or herbalist before taking any vitamins.
Please be aware that vitamins may interact with medications or other supplements.
If you are pregnant or nursing consult your physician prior to taking any vitamins (There are specific prenatal vitamins).
Choose the vitamins from well established and reputable companies.
It is important to follow recommended dose.
Check the ingredient list for every vitamin you take, many contain a lot more than just the vitamin.
If you have allergies, be aware that there may be allergens in the vitamin capsule or its packaging
Notify your surgeon prior to surgery if you are taking any vitamins as some may be life threatening for those undergoing surgery. (The length of time to avoid those vitamins prior to surgery varies)
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