Research with Vita-13
Vitamin Comparison below:

 "Organic Based vs. Synthetic"

Thomas Edison said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest the patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."  “Vita-13” is no doctor, but it does possess the combined knowledge from Physicians, Bio-Chemists, Nutritionists, Dieticians, Pharmacists, Naturopaths, Cherokee Health Practitioners and Western medical students alike! Delivering essential and balanced nutrition for your vital organs, which keep you alive and control your health.

My personal passion for the healing arts began in childhood at the knee of my Cherokee Grandmother. She taught me that health is true wealth. My life experiences and studies resulted in creation of a comprehensive supplement delivering optimal nourishment for peak organ performance… so humans can “Be the best they can be.”  Without health, all good things are less enjoyable and life challenges are sometimes overwhelming. “Vita-13” is my contribution to health.

Cherokee Industries, Inc. is the company name many missions pass on the wisdom Grandmamma Doie and others have passed on to us through years of personal experience and study.  We strive to live exemplary lives around exemplary people. Cherokee Industries
honors the Cherokee Elders by passing on to you, the herbal wisdom they passed down to us.  The cycle must not be broken.

                                                                                  We are committed to helping you live well-naturally with the use of these potent and healing Native Indian combinations. For more than 20 years Pamela Williams has developed and delivered powerful natural supplements, backed with field tests and human trials. Many have benefited from Pam’s Cherokee herbal practices.                                                                                                                                                       

Each formula is designed with two things in mind: To give you the necessary nutrients we believe will improve your health and your quality of life, and to minimize the number of pills you are taking daily!  We concentrate on keeping that which works and works well.

You need NOT be confused about WHICH vitamin supplement to take any longer. We’ve put them all into one easy to take vegetarian formula! Three Formula’s to choose from makes your choice EASY! “Vita-13”, the comprehensive supplement that’s easy to Comprehend!

Mixing vitamins and herbs your self without experience and knowledge can be like playing chemist without reading chemical labels!  Don’t play “supplement roulette” any longer.  Let “Vita-13” take the “guess work” out of your supplementation.  SAFE, EASY and NOURISHING…just like your vitamins were meant to be!

"From the selection of raw materials to laboratory conditions, to shipping products out to retailers, Cherokee Industries quality control measures give consumers confidence they are getting the product they are paying for. Simply put, it’s about your health and our reputation and we will not compromise either."

—Pamela Williams Cherokee Industries, Inc.

"Vita-13" is currently under studies in various settings and is proving beneficial in nourishment of vital organs.  Tests are showing improved organ function (lab and physical tests) resulting in decreased symptomatic ailments and improved body functions.  Many patients are in the process of, or already have decreased some medications  previously prescribed to manage these symptoms.  Always consult your Physician before and during medication reduction. 

Vitamin Types
All Vitamins ARE NOT created equal. Synthetic vitamins have been formed in a laboratory by reconstructing the vitamin molecule chemically. Organic based vitamins are made from food concentrates such as carrot powder, wheat germ, or buckwheat and their molecular and biochemical combinations remain untampered with.

Do you ever find yourself asking any or all of these questions:

  • Why do I keep spending money on vitamins and not feel a thing?
  • Why do I still get sick and continuously feel lousy?
  • Why is it so hard to stay “consistent” when it comes to taking vitamins on a regular basis?
  • Which vitamins does MY BODY need?
  • Will I be able to live life to it’s fullest as I get older?
  • How do I know “For Sure” which nutrients I am lacking in my diet?

Vitamins are a “Key” factor in warding off the following chronic diseases:

  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Osteoporosis

And, the fact is: YOU probably aren’t getting the nutrients that you need!

World class nutrition experts have been recommending vitamins for more than 35 years!                        “To take or not to take” is no longer the question. ALL nutrition experts and most doctors support supplementation. What To Take Is Now The Question…

Optimal Health Journal lists many government surveys which state:

  1. Our diets do not provide adequate levels of vitamins for AVERAGE HEALTH – let alone OPTIMAL HEALTH!
  2. Of 21,500 people surveyed, NO ONE obtained 100% of the recommended allowance for each of the ten essential nutrients.

The prestigious journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) now recognizes the importance of vitamins. It states:

  • Most Americans do not consume adequate amounts of vitamins by diet alone.
  • More women die each year from osteoporosis caused deaths than from breast cancer or heart problems.
  • it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.”

The “Real Danger” In Overdosing on Vitamin Supplements…

Did you know that your body needs specific amounts of different nutrients and that it can be harmful if you take too much of a certain vitamin?

Can you overdose? In a word – YES!

Overdosing can be more harmful than under dosing! For example:

  1. In high doses, Vitamin C can act as a pro-oxidant causing rather than preventing cellular damage.
  2. Taking too much Calcium can cause constipation, impaired kidney function in all (and kidney stones in males.)
  3. In high doses, Iron can cause an increased risk of heart disease; also poisoning in children who take adult doses.
  4. Zinc, in large amounts can cause gastrointestinal irritation and impaired immune function. 
  5. Taking Vit. A and Vit. E without B-Complex vitamins can actually cause cardiac issues rather than prevent them.

Which Nutrients Does YOUR BODY Really Need?

What nutritional supplements should you take? Answer that question, and go to the head of the class. People today are positively boggled by their choices…3,400 different supplements to choose from, at last count. Everyday you hear convincing arguments about why you should take each and every one of them:

  1. To prevent cancer
  2. Heighten immunity
  3. Lower blood pressure
  4. Increase energy
  5. Sharpen memory
  6. Reverse arthritis
  7. Build strong bones

You want all these things, so why not take all these supplements? For one thing, you’d go broke! Beyond that, you don’t need them all! Taking too many might even hurt you! So, back to the question: What supplements should you take?

With all the different products on the market today, how do you really know which vitamin supplements to take? Which ones should you be taking and in which amounts? That is the question…

Are They All The Same?
Unsure of what is considered the "best kind," people at times pick one out at random, assuming all the supplements are alike. That assumption, however, can be dangerous, especially if the supplement you've chosen is of synthetic manufacture. Heavy doses of synthetic supplements can cause numerous problems ranging from birth defects, to kidney problems, to diabetes.

With all the different products on the market today, how do you really know which vitamin supplements to take? Which ones should you be taking and in which amounts? That is the question…

Even READERS DIGEST is asking: “Which vitamins do you really need?”

We, at "Vita-13" identified the exact nutrients YOUR BODY must have. You no longer have to guess which nutrients to combine for optimal health. Our formula’s are scientifically formulated  with nutrients your body must have in order to protect your body against cellular damage from uncontrolled free radicals; eliminate harmful toxins in your body; and keep your body’s immune, Vascular and Nervous systems in balance.

"VITA-13" Provides properly combined nutrients designed to promote optimal efficienct and performance of your vital organs!

On The Right Path
Our cells need adequate nutrients and minerals to survive and thrive. Without proper nourishment, those cells can sicken and die. And a lot of us don't receive the complete nutrients we need. We're constantly eating on the run, eating out frequently or forgetting to eat altogether. Even those who eat fruits and vegetables may not be getting quality vitamins and minerals these days if those vegetables were grown in stripped out or pesticide and chemical laden soils.

The Price Factor
Synthetic supplements are less expensive, but synthetic vitamins can actually be harmful to your system. The human body doesn't use these synthetic materials as it would more natural foods to repair tissues, boost immunity or sustain cell life. In addition, true whole food concentrates work in partnership with one another as complex nutrients. Synthetic supplements have been split into solo entities, which do little for the human body, and in many cases, can cause some harm. Huge doses of vitamins A and D can be dangerous. But even the so-called "innocuous" synthetic vitamins - like vitamin C - can cause problems. Some manufacturers of vitamin C create it from the synthetic "ascorbic acid" because it's less expensive and lasts longer. Large doses of this material have been found to cause collagen disease, rebound scurvy, kidney stones and impaired mineral metabolism. In another instance, when zinc is taken in mega-doses, it can result in symptoms of zinc deficiency. The immune system could be destroyed, rather than boosted. Vita-13 has appropriate amount of each ingredient so you are sure you are helping rather than hurting your body!

Can you afford this kind supplement? Yes!, for a cost of less than $1 per day you can enjoy all of the many benefits of "Vita-13!"

Daily intake of the precise nutritional supplements YOUR BODY needs is the second essential step…We have combined ingredients which address the specific nutritional requirements to meet your body’s needs based on your specific gender, you’ll have in you hands the distillation of years of research on human nutrition, herbal medicine, biochemistry, and metabolic science. At this point in time, you now have the most powerful nutrition tool available to control your health!

 Good News
The best supplements and vitamins for you are those that are made from natural and organic based foods. Remember, no one nutrient provides a panacea for everyone, so work with your health care professional in choosing supplements that are best for you. Read  Professional opinions regarding Vita-13, on the Testimonial page on the tool bar at the top of this page.

There are two ways to get started:

·         Call our toll free number at: (877) 643-5998 for more information.

·         Send an e-mail to: info@vita13.com and we will send you all the necessary documents to get started right away.

Good luck and Good Health!  Please don’t hesitate to call us anytime with any questions about this amazing vitamin breakthrough! We also suggest you take Source Naturals Omega Flax Seed Oil with "Vita-13" formula's  for total supplementation coverage.  Available through our shopping cart or your favorite health food store!

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Women's Issues-Silent Risk: Women and Heart Disease
                                                                                                                                                                Heart disease kills half a million American women each year. So why are women more afraid of breast cancer?
The numbers are staggering. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, hypertension and stroke, is the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. It kills half a million American women each year. That figure exceeds the next seven causes of death combined. Moreover, women are 15% more likely than men to die of a heart attack. And they are twice as likely to have a second heart attack in the six years following the first.

Yet in a 2000 national heart association survey, only 34% of women correctly identified heart disease as a leading cause of death.  And "only 8% of women saw it as their biggest health threat," says cardiologist Sharonne Hayes, MD, director of the Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "There's a disconnect. They know it's a major disease, but they think they're going to die of breast cancer."

Major issues surrounding women's heart health and medical care were brought to light in a survey of 204 women with heart disease reported in the January/February 2003 issue of Women's Health Issues. Hayes, who is Director of Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic in Rochester, Minn., co-authored the report, funded by WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease. Among the issues women raised were:

  • Mental illness resulting from heart disease
  • Failure to diagnose heart disease
  • Problems related to physicians' attitudes
  • Dissatisfaction with medical care, including major hurdles in getting support for recovery

Hayes says that awareness about women's heart health is gradually growing among women and healthcare professionals, but there's much room for improvement.

Mental Health and the Heart

One survey result has already changed how Hayes conducts her practice. She was surprised by the high percentage of women -- 57% -- who said they suffered depression, anxiety or both as a result of heart disease. "Following the survey, our women's heart clinic got a psychologist much more integrated in terms of evaluating patients and giving us cardiologists some insight into mental illness that we're not trained for."

That insight may help explain why only 14% of women made lifestyle changes following a heart attack. "If you're depressed, you're unlikely to be able to make the lifestyle changes that you need to prevent another heart attack," says Hayes. But the knowledge should now help healthcare professionals see and treat mental health problems brought on by heart disease.

Kathy Kastan was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following heart bypass surgery. (This condition is a form of anxiety brought on by a traumatic or life-threatening event.)

In spite of begin a psychotherapist herself, the 44-year-old wife and mother didn't recognize the signs of the condition until the second year after her surgery. "The first year I was in shock," she says. "When you go through trauma like that, you stay numb." She relates the trauma to the surgery itself, pain and humiliation caused by a nurse, and continued poor health after the surgery. "I worked through it, but these experiences change your life."

Missing the Diagnosis

Many women with heart disease say they were misdiagnosed in the early stages. In the survey, only 35% of the women and 68% of their doctors associated their symptoms with heart problems. Yet most of the women surveyed had typical cardiac symptoms, such as chest pain and arm pain or pressure, or shortness of breath. Others reported dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and back pain, which are less common symptoms.

Kastan was a 41-year-old non-smoker and a trim athlete when she began experiencing shortness of breath. She attributed it to asthma, which can be brought on by exercise. But it kept getting worse. On one bike ride, the symptoms became severe. Kastan's husband, a physician, said he doubted she had heart disease, nevertheless suggested she see a cardiologist. The cardiologist proclaimed her healthy. The very next week she collapsed in the mountains. "This time I had classic Hollywood heart attack symptoms with chest pain radiating up into my jaw and down my arm, shortness of breath, pasty pale skin and nausea," she says.

She immediately went to a second cardiologist. "He said to go home and exercise and we'll see what happens. The minute I started running I collapsed again." She finally had the cardiologist put her on the treadmill and raise the level of exertion. "Then he was the one who turned pasty pale. He said I had a blockage" in the arteries. The doctor quickly confirmed his suspicion by inserting a catheter to look into her arteries.

Kastan, who is now president of WomenHeart and on the board of the American Heart Association, says a walking treadmill test hadn't raise her heart rate sufficiently to pick up the blockage. "Dr. Hayes and the heart association are pushing for physicians to supplement a treadmill [stress] test with an EKG or thallium stress test [in women with suspected heart disease]," she says. "Those are more effective than treadmill tests, but none are 100%. The only way to see [a heart blockage] is with cardiac catheterization."

Hayes says health care providers need to become aware that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and to recognize gender differences that occur with heart disease, heart failure and arrhythmias. "When they have a woman in the office who is complaining of symptoms . . . they need to rethink their approach," she says, women need to be evaluated differently than men.

Physicians' Attitudes: Part of the Problem?

Doctors' lack of understanding may contribute to difficulty diagnosing heart disease in women. In the survey, 58% of women blamed problems in their medical care on physician attitudes and communication styles. "My husband thinks a lot of this has to do with the way I communicated, but I believe there's a lack of respect for what women say to their physicians," says Kastan. "I was seeing my second cardiologist three times a month. He'd put me on the treadmill and nothing would show up. The entire time I was talking to him, I didn't feel I was heard or believed. I felt I was annoying him."

She says he couldn't believe what he was seeing and perhaps had preconceived notions about young women and heart disease. "I don't know how much it was a feminist issue or his frustration at not being able to get me well," she says.

Kastan remained ill following double bypass surgery. "Friends started wondering if some of this was in my head," she says. She contacted WomenHeart for support and was urged to go to a women's heart clinic. She went to Hayes. "She listened. She may challenge me, but she always supports me. She'd never question me as an intelligent human being or question my feelings."

Obstacles to Recovery

Here's something else you may not know: women who have heart attacks may not recover as quickly or as fully as men. In the survey, 52% of the women were unhappy with their medical care, and faced major hurdles getting the help and support they needed for recovery.

Following her bypass surgery, Kastan couldn't walk without having chest pains. But she says her recovery began within a week after she went to the women's heart clinic.

One study has shown that 35% of women compared to 18% of men have a second heart attack within six years of the first. "We don't completely understand that, but we have theories," Hayes says, "We know women are not treated as aggressively as men after a heart attack. They're less likely to be on statins or ACE inhibitors or beta blockers, all of which reduce the risk of a second heart attack. Women receive fewer angioplasties and bypass operations and even less aspirin."

Is the disparity due to a true sex difference or because women are undertreated? The only way to find out, says Hayes, is for doctors to "start treating women the same as men."

The Take-Home Message

Kastan, who speaks around the country about women and heart disease, has seen doctors' attitudes improve in the past couple of years. "They're more aware of women and heart disease and aren't dismissing women as readily," she says.

She urges women to pay attention to their bodies and become more active consumers of health care. Quality vitamin and mineral supplementation is a must for all women. "I was uncomfortable going to the Mayo Clinic [for a second opinion] because I didn't want to hurt my cardiologist's feelings," she says. "That shouldn't have been my concern. Be your own best advocate."

Hayes says momentum for change is rising due to recent health campaigns and research results. "We've got a snowball going," she says. "More people are aware. Whether they're taking action is another issue."

She wants women to know they're more likely to die of heart disease than anything else. It's important to know the risk factors and symptoms, and take preventive steps.

"Lifestyle changes, like diet, really help." "Women use the excuse that they don't have time because they're too busy with jobs and caring for families. I say, anything they do for themselves, such as changing their diet, supplementing with organic based vitamins, or taking walks, helps their families. You think it's selfish to take care of yourself, but you're doing this for everyone in your family."

To learn more about women's heart health, check out the Heart Truth campaign of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the Go Red campaign of the American Heart Association.