Monthly Archives: March 2012

3/31/12 – FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY™- VITAMIN B-1

From the Desk of Dr. Hildy™

St. Patrick’s Day © March 17, 2012

Series 1: Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin B-1

Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamin or thiamine.  However there are several vitamins in the B complex, and they are all interdependent and should all be taken at the same time.  A failure to have all of the B complex vitamins may lower the body’s resistance to disease.  Thiamine is especially valuable as an aid in the metabolism of carbohydrates.  Unless carbohydrates can be converted into energy, the individual will lack energy, drive and sparkle.  This vitamin is considered essential for reproductive powers and for proper nerve function. 

Wheat Germ B-1

Wheat Germ B-1

An insufficient supply of thiamine can result in a variety of symptoms related to the functioning of the nervous system, such as irritability, insomnia, loss of appetite and constipation.  At times the arms and legs may feel numb due to the unhealthy nerves.  The lack of sufficient thiamine may cause beri-beri, the disease marked by extreme weakness, loss of appetite and weight, digestive disturbances, painful neuritis, and even paralysis.  The heart action is likely to become abnormal and mental depression is a common symptom.  The individual becomes short of breath with by very little exertion.  An insufficient supply of this vitamin also prevents the formation of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is needed for digestion of food.  Thiamin is a part of the enzyme system that breaks down pyruvic and lactic acids, releasing energy.  Read the rest of this entry

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3/31/12 – FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY™- VITAMIN B-2

From the Desk of Dr. Hildy™

© March 21, 2012

Series 1: Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin B-2 

Vitamin B2, also known as Vitamin G, was

Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin

discovered in 1932 and given its name and identity in 1937.  It’s chemical formula is C17H20N4O6.  It is also known as riboflavin.
It is an important factor in growth and development of the body and promotes a healthy condition of the skin.  It is especially valuable in combination with Vitamin A for prevention and correction of cataracts and for health of the skin, hair and eyes.  This vitamin is also important to the body in assimilating iron and proteins.  Being water-soluble, it is not easily stored in the body.  It is affected by light but not by air or heat. An important chemical function of this vitamin is to break down starches and sugars into

Bulgarian Elder now 98, Dobri Dobrev

Bulgarian Elder now 98, Dobri Dobrev

energy, a function similar to that of Vitamin B1.  This enables the body to better resist infectious disease and is necessary for good health and vitality.  An ample supply of this vitamin will help produce healthier offspring and delay the bodily changes that often accompany increasing years of life.  It is said that the Centenarians of Bulgaria have a diet rich in Vitamin B2.A lack of Vitamin B2 may cause inflammation of the membrane of the eye and eyelids (conjunctivitis), lips that become sore and red and later cracked and peeled, especially at the mouth corners.  Often, the first sign of deficiency is dimness of vision at a distance or in poor light.  The cornea (the white, glasslike area of the eyeball) may become bloodshot and inflamed if the deficiency is allowed to continue.  The theory is that this vitamin carries oxygen, and when no oxygen arrives the body forms new blood vessels to bring oxygen to the parts lacking it.  An absence of riboflavin produced cataracts in experimentations.

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3/29/12 – FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY: NIACIN – B-3

From the Desk of Dr. Hildy                                     

© March 6, 2012

Series 1:  Vitamins & Minerals

Pellagra, Mold and Niacin (B-3)

Mild Pellagra Case

Mild Pellagra Case

Pellagra is a vitamin deficiency disease most commonly caused by a chronic lack of niacin (vitamin B-3) in the diet.  It can be cause by decreased intake of niacin or tryptophan, and possibly by excessive intake of leucine.  It may also result from alteration in protein metabolism in disorders such as carcinoid syndrome.  A deficiency of the amino acid lysine can lead to a deficiency of niacin as well.  In recent times, with the advent of artificial skin, which uses dragon protein, leucine and other amino acids in its nano composite, individuals may become deficient of niacin from these internal exposures.    This same type of internal metabolic disorder from carbohydrate and protein metabolism can occur after severe mold exposure that resulted in internal exposure to various myctoxins such as, tricothecene, verrmerruculogen and ochratoxin. Read the rest of this entry

3/7/2012 – Series 1: Vitamins and Minerals – Vitamin A

From the Desk of Dr. Hildy™

March 7, 2012©

Series 1:  Vitamins and Minerals

VITAMIN A

VITAMIN A ESSENTIALS

VITAMIN A ESSENTIALS

Vitamin A has a special relationship to the “lining cells” of the body, including the skin, eyes, urinary tract, bones, teeth and the gastrointestinal tract (pertaining to the stomach and intestines).  It is also known as an anti-infection vitamin, helping the body to fight off diseases, such as viral infections.  This vitamin as an essential constituent of the pigments which the retina of the eye uses to register visual stimuli.A lack of Vitamin A affects the skin, the digestive system, respiratory tract, genitor-urinary system, special senses, and the glandular system of the body.  The skin will probably become rough and dry.  Also bones are affected, so that growing children will have problems with bone formation, bone repair and faulty tooth formation.  Insufficient Vitamin A is likely to decrease the amount of acid required by the stomach to digest food, and diarrhea may be an obvious symptom.

There may also be an inability to gain weight, and in fact there is likely to be a decrease in weight.  The hair may start to fall out and become gray, and there may be a disposition toward abscesses of the scalp.  Small pus formations (pustules) may form on the scalp and on other parts of the skin. The forearms and the thighs will be especially noticeable for the roughness and scaliness. Read the rest of this entry