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An Aspirin A Day: 5 Things You Need to Know

4.† Aspirin may deplete vitamin C.† Vitamin C is required for bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell creation. It helps accelerate wound healing, aids with the production of collagen which helps maintain skinís youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress.† Supplementation of a few hundred milligrams of vitamin C daily may counter this depletion. See these 6 food sources of vitamin C.

5.† Aspirin has been shown to decrease blood levels of zinc.† Zinc is required for proper digestion and utilization of carbohydrate foods like grains, vegetables, fruits, and sugars, and protein foods like meat, eggs, and beans. Men typically have higher zinc needs than women to support healthy prostate function. This essential mineral is necessary for the body to manufacture at least 200 different enzymes needed for various aspects of metabolism and life. Our blood, bones, brain, heart, liver, and muscles also depend on adequate levels of this important mineral to function properly. Supplementing with zinc may address these losses.

Adapted with permission from The Life Force Diet by Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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5:49PM PDT on May 28, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:04PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Thanks

8:55AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Even the smallest dosge of aspirin, like baby aspirin or 83 mg. is good !
Folic Acid is good in Beans, refried and all!
Remember the "musical fruit" well after you are used to eating this it won't be "musical"!
your body will adjust and feel better too!
Give you more Energy!

5:27PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

trade off

10:06PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

It is obviously a personal decision to take aspirin or not.
I feel the benifits are greater then the negative effects.
Everyone should be taking at least a multi vitamin anyway.

6:29PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

Very informative, thanks for the article.

9:27AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

i'd say the benefits sometimes outway and to make sure you get zinc vitamin C folic acid and b vitamins tylenol is a lot scarier and really popular

1:53AM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

I thought it was safe to take daily!

4:48AM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

This is good info, although I take an aspirin maybe 3x per week. I do this to prevent a nasty cluster headache that I sometimes wake up with. These are very intense headaches and I find this helps ME, I have not had a headache in quite sometime. I also find the effects of aspirin as a pain reliver to last a couple of days so I do not agree with taking it every day. Aspirin is also an anti-inflamatory. You may want to take note of the article that was in AARP about the dangers of taking all pain relievers including IB. I agree with the person who would prefer to stay away from all drugs!
There is an herb considered to be "herbal aspirin", White Willow Bark, as always check with your doc first.

8:27AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

I prefer to stay away from all medicine.

I use sacred energy flows.

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