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1. DRIs & RDAs You need a set intake of these everyday. 2. HERBAL Ginger  3. HEALTH SITES  

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DRIs & RDAs

DRIs Are standards developed by the National Research Concil's Food and Nutrition Board.

DRIs, or dietary reference intakes, used to be called RDAs, which stood for "recommended dietary

allowance." But they got renamed because everyone was always confusing them with the kind of RDAs that

still exist (recommended daily allowances). They come in the form of a range of values that differ depending on

your age, reproductive status, and so on.

RDAs, or recommended daily allowances (sometimes called U.S. RDAs), are recommendations that often

appear on food-package labels indicating how much of each nutrient you need to prevent deficiency diseases.

RDAs offer a single number no matter who you are. Usually the highest number you'd find on the DRIs charts

listed may well be more than you need.

As new research comes in, these charts are modified accordingly. No matter how up to date these charts are

each person will need to personally find the correct intake for their body. If you are suffering from a chronic

disease, for example, or if you're taking certain medication, you may need extra vitamins, and minerals. The

same is true for smokers, vegetarians, dieters, pregnant or nursing women, children, adolescent, and elderly

people.

Because everyone is different, use the RDAs and DRIs as a general guideline. Always talk to your

professional care provider for the amounts that are right for you.

By Lillian Waugh

HERBAL

Ginger:

The herb Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a perennial that grows in India, Jamaica, and China. The plant produces

green-purple flowers resembling orchids. Most herbalists value the root more than the plant's other parts.

WHY PEOPLE USE THIS HERB;

For Arthritis, as an antioxidant, bacterial infection is used in digestive problems, motion sickness, & nausea.

Other uses are for parasites, tumors, and to stimulate the hearth and blood vessels. It has also been used for

muscle pain and swelling.

COMMON DOSE:

Ginger comes as: Root (530 milligrams) Extract (250 milligrams) Liquid, powder, and capsules 100 and 465

milligrams) chewable tablets (67.5milligrams) and tea.

RESEARCH:

Although some research studies support the therapeutic use of ginger, others don't. Scientists need to conduct

more long-term studies of the herb's ability to stop vomiting, reduce swelling, and soothe the digestive tract.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Call your health care practitioner if you experience an irregular heartbeat, from ginger overdose. Ginger also

may cause slowing of the nervous system, leading to drowsiness and sedation.

POINTS TO REMEMBER:

Don't take ginger if you are pregnant, or using blood thinners.

OTHER NAMES FOR GINGER:

Ginger is also called zingiber.

Products containing ginger are sold under such names as Cayenne ginger, gingerall, ginger peppermint combo,

ginger power, and ginger trips.

AVOID THESE FOR EFFECTIVENESS:

To give your homeopathic remedies the best chance of working for you, avoid these common substances that

are known to antidote remedies: coffee, camphor, eucalyptus, tea tree oil (Melaluca products), menthol, and

mint.

INTERACTIONS::

Combing herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care

practitioner immediately about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you 're taking. Especially blood

thinners such as Coumadin

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