Nutrients Used to Treat Health Problems

Nutrients currently used to treat a variety of health problems by practitioners speak to the enduring nutritional roots of modern medicine.

They include:
folic acid
to prevent neural tube birth defects during pregnancy and aid red blood cell development during pregnancy
• vitamin B6
to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
• vitamin K
shots to prevent a bleeding disorder that afflicts some newborns
• magnesium
to prevent or treat eclampsia of pregnancy, acute onset heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmias, and acute asthma attacks
• vitamin BI (thiamin)
to treat or prevent symptoms of chronic alcoholism
vitamin B12
shots to treat pernicious anemia
• vitamin A
to prevent childhood blindness, as supported by the World Health Organization
• vitamin B3 (niacin)
to lower cholesterol levels
vitamin D and calcium
to treat osteoporosis

Townsend Letter
22 August 2011