Extraordinary health effects from curry spice

TURMERIC/CURCUMIN OUTPERFORMS STATINS It’s difficult to refrain from hyperbole when reviewing the natural nutrient curcumin, found in the curry spice turmeric. It may well outperform statins and other arthritis, heart and dementia drugs – all without side effects. Probably the most prestigious database for health researchers is the US National Library of Medicine, Institutes of Health. … Read more

Best vitamins for the elderly

Dr Paul Clayton 2014 Ensuring older people have enough nutrition can be a challenge. It’s not just a question of preventing deficiency – the real focus should be on making sure they have the optimum range and optimum amount of the nutrients that can reduce the risk of what are termed ‘age-related’ illnesses. On average, … Read more

What vitamins should I take?

Dr Paul Clayton Most people consider a vitamin supplement for two reasons. First, to make sure they are not deficient in any important vitamin or mineral. The second reason is to help reduce the risk of long term health problems. Important research shows that achieving the first (preventing deficiency) does not necessarily achieve the second … Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis – New hope with flavonoids and Vitamin E

Dr Paul Clayton 2002 Rheumatoid Arthritis affects 350,000 people in the UK. Unlike osteoarthritis it is a fiercely inflammatory condition. The inflammation gradually destroys the affected joint, and glucosamine is useless – or worse than useless, if the self-medicator puts off going to the doctor, and the damage to the joint progresses to the point … Read more

Arthritis – treating inflamed joints with flavonoids

Dr Paul Clayton 2003 Most anti-arthritis drugs, from oldies such as ibuprofen (eg. Nurofen) to newer ones such as Celebrex and Zyflo, work by blocking two key enzymes which help to drive the process of inflammation: cyclo-oxygenase (COX-2) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO). These drugs, however, are linked to serious side effects such as peptic ulceration and … Read more