Does Zinc Really Cure the Common Cold?

By AFPA Nutrition | Oct 11, 2014 3:27:00 PM

Does zinc cure the common cold?  This is a common, and serious question these days, as many people have colds and are looking for anything that will help.  The answer is No.  Zinc is a non soluble metal consisting of two zinc atoms sharing a pair of electrons that is used in industry to galvanize steel.

However, one atom of zinc with its 2+ electrical charge is water soluble. It combines with 4 to 8 molecules of water to form hydrated, or solution, zinc ions carrying a 2+ charge. Unlike the metal zinc, solution zinc ions (Zn2+ ions) have powerful, and strongly beneficial effects on upper respiratory infections (rhinovirus common colds). Rhinoviruses, one of the five genera of the picornavirus RNA virus family of which much is known, are now known to be the cause of the great majority of colds.

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HEALTHY EATING FOR HEALTHY JOINTS

By Gerardo | Apr 11, 2013 12:26:13 AM

By Mark Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D.,c

“All Human illnesses and diseases can be traced to either nutrient deficiencies or excesses in the human body.”
Dr. Victor G. Rocine 1930

“It is a laughable sight, to see those guilds of cobblers and tailors… when they march in procession, stopping, round shouldered, limping men, swaying from

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The Seven Most Common Factors in Premature Aging

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 11:49:00 PM

By: Vivian Rivera

Aging is the natural process of the growing older. Yet there are many factors that play a role in whether we age gracefully or if we are the one out of two people who age faster than our biological age.

More than half of us look older than we

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HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate)

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 11:37:08 PM

There is some evidence that this innovative nutrient can raise anabolism (the constructive phase of metabolism) and promote recovery in trained athletes. As well, there may be some other beneficial effects for the endurance athlete who chooses to use this novel supplement. HMB stands for beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate. I think we’ll

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No One Wants A Ketone Body

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 8:39:31 PM

“The Truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it”
Gen. Norman H. Schwarzkopf

Surely you’ve all heard of Ketone Bodies. Ketone bodies are manufactured by the Liver when too much protein is being used for energy.

The dangers associated with ketone

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Water Pollution Today

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 8:24:54 PM

by Brian Lavendel

Pollution of lakes, rivers, streams, oceans: it’s a problem many of us are aware of and concerned about. The good news is that today, the actions of individuals can have a large impact on the quality of our waters. Yes, each one of us can help keep our

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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone)

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 4:34:59 PM

Many new supplement crazes occur simply because a novel supplement has been introduced into the market. In the case of DHEA, its popularity has soared because an old drug has recently become available as an off-the-shelf supplement in the U.S.

This occurred because the 1994 U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education

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Caffeine’s Hidden Dangers

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 12:37:25 PM

Caffeine : Hidden Dangers

What are the short term effects of caffeine on the body?

The physiological effects of caffeine can begin as early as 15-45 minutes after ingestion. Its maximum central nervous system effects are reached in about 30-60 minutes. Caffeine increases heartbeat, respiration, basal metabolic rate, and the production of

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The Milk Letter: A Message To My Patients

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 12:35:32 PM

By: Robert M. Kradjian, MD
Breast Surgery Chief Division of General Surgery,
Seton Medical Centre #302 - 1800 Sullivan Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015 USA

“MILK”Just the word itself sounds comforting! “How about a nice cup of hot milk?” The last time you heard that question it was from someone who cared for you–and

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AMINO ACIDS VS. STEROIDS IS THERE A STEROID SUBSTITUTE?

By Gerardo | Apr 10, 2013 12:28:43 AM

By Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S.,Ph.D., N.D.c.

Background for Anabolic Steroids and Training

Within the past 15 years, a great deal of controversy has centered around the use and effectiveness of synthetic derivatives of testosterone(anabolic steroids) by athletes to improve performance. During this same time controversy has overlapped in the use of amino

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