Bryce B. Wylde

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  • Director, Natural Medicine

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  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    The metal manganese is a critical nutrient, though toxic in excess. Manganese is intimately involved in the antioxidation process within our cells’ mitochondria. It plays an important role in bone and cartilage development and in wound healing. For all these reasons and others, manganese...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an essential nutrient, a cofactor in many enzymatic actions and a potent antioxidant. Its promise as a supplement was first revealed in a successful 1970s study to treat acute and severe liver damage.

    Since the 1990s, in conjunction with antioxidants, it has shown...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Lycopene is an antioxidant that comes from tomatoes and is useful in the prevention of many forms of cancer, including prostate cancer. A research study also found that more than half the people with exercise-induced asthma in the trial had significantly fewer asthma symptoms after taking...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Phytic acid is used by many plants to store phosphorus, and it is found in the hulls of nuts, seeds, and grains, from which it is freed by cooking. The IP-6 form is a powerful chelating agent that is useful for removing metals from the body, but it may also remove essential nutrient metals when these are deficient...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Consult a specialist before using phytic acid if you:
    • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Have a low iron condition called iron-deficiency anemia
    • Have a bone condition called osteoporosis or osteopenia
    • Are taking medications that slow blood clotting (anticoagulant/antiplatelet drugs)
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  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Procyanidins are condensed tannins, the agents responsible for the familiar puckering taste of much young red wine. This group of phytochemicals has received a lot of publicity because it is believed to be partly responsible for the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

    Most researchers now agree...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Catechins belong to a group of phytochemicals called flavonoids and are found in numerous foods, including cacao, wine, vegetables, and fruits. They’re most abundant, however, in the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, and thus in most teas.

    A wide range of health benefits have been linked to catechins....Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Melatonin is a hormone produced by your brain that is responsible for regulating your bio-rhythms or internal clock. It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants, and it helps slow down the aging process. It also prevents breast and prostate cancers, relieves cluster headaches, and ameliorates...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Consult a specialist before using melatonin if you:
    • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Have high blood pressure
    • Have had a seizure
    • Have diabetes
    • Have cancer
    • Have depression
    • Are taking certain sedative medications (CNS depressants)
    • Are taking nifedipine GITS (Procardia XL)
    • Are taking medications that decrease
    ...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Certain amino acids have the remarkable ability to act as exercise enhancers. On days when you’re exercising, these supplements will promote fat loss, muscle gain, and a reduction in the overall free radical burden from exercise. The three amino acids I recommend are:
    • L-Carnitine. The body
    ...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Cooking vegetables over a long period of time or in large amounts of water can reduce vitamin C content, but cooking does make some antioxidants, such as lycopene in tomatoes and beta-carotene in carrots, more easily absorbed by the body. To minimize nutrient loss, steaming and stir-frying...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    The potential dangers of plastics are to some degree recognized by government and industry, and plastics are categorized for recycling purposes. That’s the reason for the numbers on the bottoms of bottles of water and other plastic containers. Here are the seven standard codes:
    • PETE or PET
    ...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    There is no pill that can make you lose weight and keep it off. But, if I were challenged to recommend the antioxidant pill that would make the biggest impact on weight loss—when taken in conjunction with an appropriate antioxidant nutritional plan and proper exercise it would be conjugated...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Other than relying on good studies that promote what may be right for the average person and the prevention of serious deficiencies, you don’t know—unless you get tested. There are many tests available to screen you for specific vitamin or mineral status. However, the reason you take vitamins and...Read More
  • Bryce B. Wylde answered:
    Double-blind research has shown that the antioxidant melatonin facilitates sleep. It helps shorten the time it takes to get to sleep, reduces the number of night awakenings, and improves sleep quality.

    Melatonin is also helpful in relieving symptoms of jet lag because it is also a hormone...Read More