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1.Nutrition Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals, and Non-Nutrient Supplements
One of the great medical discoveries of the last century involved the identification of the nutritional substances necessary for life. Along with the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein), these micronutrients make up the essential ingredients of a healthful diet. Vitamins and minerals have been available as supplements since at least...
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2.Isoflavones
Isoflavones are water-soluble chemicals found in many plants. In this article, we will discuss a group of isoflavones that are phytoestrogens, meaning that they cause effects in the body somewhat similar to those of estrogen. The most investigated phytoestrogen isoflavones, /tnp/pg000614 21734 doc genistein and daidzein, are found both in /tnp/pg00...
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3.Soy
The soybean has been prized for centuries in Asia as a nutritious, high-protein food with a myriad of uses, and today it's popular in the United States not only in Asian food, but also as a cholesterol-free meat and dairy substitute in traditional American foods. Soy burgers, soy yogurt, tofu hot dogs, and tofu cheese can be found in a growing numb...
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4.Genistein
Genistein, a naturally occurring chemical present in soy, has attracted scientific interest for its possible benefits in cancer and heart disease prevention. Genistein is a type of chemical called a phytoestrogen an estrogen-like substance present in some plants. There are two main types of phytoestrogens: /tnp/pg000696 21778 doc isoflavones and /t...
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5.Tamoxifen
Tamoxifen is a drug related to estrogen. It is called an agonist/antagonist, because it blocks the actions of estrogen and at the same time produces some estrogen-like actions. Tamoxifen is primarily used for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Tangeretin is a bioflavonoid found in citrus fruit and some /tnp/pg000342 doc 21574 citrus b...
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6.Menopausal Symptoms (Other Than Osteoporosis)
The hormonal changes of menopause can produce a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from hot flashes and vaginal dryness to anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Many of these symptoms are undoubtedly caused by the natural decrease in estrogen production that occurs at menopause; however, the human body is so complex that other hormonal factors undoubte...
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7.Red Clover
Red clover has been cultivated since ancient times, primarily to provide a favorite grazing food for animals. But, like many other herbs, red clover was also a valued medicine. Although it has been used for many purposes worldwide, the one condition most consistently associated with red clover is cancer. Chinese physicians and Russian folk healers ...
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8.Hypothyroidism
In hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland fails to produce adequate levels of thyroid hormone. Symptoms include the following: Hashimoto s thyroiditis is the most common natural cause of low thyroid hormone levels. In this autoimmune condition, the body develops antibodies that attack and gradually destroy the thyroid. A viral infection of the thyroid c...
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9.Osteoporosis
Many factors are known or suspected to accelerate the rate of bone loss. These include smoking, alcohol, low calcium intake, lack of exercise, various medications, and several medical illnesses. Excessive consumption of /tnp/pg000904 doc 21858 vitamin A may also increase risk of osteoporosis, ref1 1,109 and rapid weight loss may increase the risk i...
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10.Thyroid Hormone
Thyroid hormone supplements are primarily used to treat /tnp/condition/hypothyroid 38740 doc hypothyroidism , a condition caused by deficient secretion of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. Forms of thyroid hormone include: Dextrothyroxine (Choloxin) Levothyroxine (Levoid, Levothroid, Levoxine, Levoxyl, Synthroid) Liothyronine (Cytomel, Triostat...
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