Not too long ago I was searching for vitamin A related videos on YouTube. I wanted to see what was the “current state of affairs” in vitamin A awareness. It struck me that the most scientifically correct videos had the least number of viewers and the most entertaining, least accurate ones had the top viewership.
The information is as hot as the bread coming out of the oven: published less than a month ago, but perhaps on its way to revolutionizing vitamin A supplementation.
Since we gravitated around vitamin A for nearly two weeks now, let me ask you: have you ever thought that you need to take vitamin A and you wondered how much you should take every day? Did you surf the internet and maybe Youtube and learned that your less than perfect eye-sight during the night … Continue reading How much vitamin A you already take?
Coming to me with a question, an individual – patient or not – has an expectation and a need.
I was telling you a while ago about the explosion of health-related writing done by people that have NOTHING in common with the healthcare field, neither by training, nor by experience. Here is what JUST happened to me yesterday…
While investigating the facts and fiction of vitamin A hypervitaminosis, I found myself able to confirm with published scientific evidence why one should NEVER eat bear or seal liver. By never I mean never-ever, even if facing starvation somewhere far away from any civilization. Tempting as it is to learn how people discovered this, I … Continue reading Why you should NEVER eat bear or seal liver
For the sake of proper representation – and entertainment! – picture for yourself a … NEEDLE. Yeah, the common, average sewing needle you’ll go buy if you’d need to fix a button that just fell of your favored dress shirt. The thing would perhaps measure just about 3 to 4cm (1 to 1.5inches) in length … Continue reading Gauging a drug size
The story I am about to tell you was triggered by a very famous clinical trial, back in the ‘80s – the ATBC trial. As you very well expect, I had NO IDEA what was going on back at the time. All I knew was that my mom was a heavy smoker.
When I think about vitamin A supplementation I have a flashback to a memory of when I was 12. I was raised by a single mother with some help from her mother, my grandmother, and family. We lived in a modest apartment with only the minimum necessary, but I had a fish tank! That fish … Continue reading Vitamin A – the beginning