Women Need Vitamin D
According to ScienceDaily(1) Americans have low vitamin D levels. That means we are susceptible to other illnesses including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Here are the specific benefits of vitamin D for your health.Vitamin A – The Necessity and the Risks
Although Vitamin A, also known as retinol (a form of alcohol used by the body to preserve the life of the vitamin itself) is necessary for fighting infection, cleansing kidneys, clearing acne, lowering cholesterol, lessening menstrual cramps, delaying senility, preventing wrinkles, handling stress, limiting memory loss, eliminating night blindness, controlling asthma, restricting yeast infections and much more an overdose of Vitamin A, as a supplement can be toxic. Taking Vitamin A supplements must be handled by a physician. Tests must be taken to prove deficiencies and dosages must be regulated. Too much Vitamin A causes brittle fingernails, hair loss, low blood pressure, pain, nausea and diarrhea, mouth ulcers, immune deficiencies, blood in the lungs, thyroid malfunctions, brain swelling, seizures, heart disease, liver inflammation, comas and in some cases even death.Being Health-Smart Isn’t Preventing Obesity, What’s The Disconnect? How Do We Fix It?
With uncontrolled obesity everywhere in our society, a question we need to ask ourselves is… why? With so much health information available and no lack of visual reminders about just how overweight many in our society are, one would think that these would call people to action to re-asses their lifestyles by curbing over eating and living more active lives. It doesn’t seem that is happening though. So what is the disconnect between this abundant knowledge and this lack of action? How do we go about preventing obesity? I believe it is two-fold. I see a huge lack of willpower and, to be quite honest, rampant laziness.The Different Types of Coconut Oil
As its popularity grows, so do all the questions about it. For instance, how is it produced, what are the different types, what are its uses, how it should be stored, what are its benefits, what do the terms on the labels mean, and which ones should you buy?Splenda (A/K/A Sucralose): 7 Seriously Strong Reasons I Use It and Recommend It
Splenda, which is also known by the generic name sucralose, was introduced into our food supply in 1998 when it was approved by the FDA. Since then it’s been approved by 100 other countries, and has become the most popular non-caloric sweetener in the world. During it’s short history, which is less than 20 years, there have been no deaths, diseases or illnesses directly attributable to sucralose. Critics say that we need more time for health problems to reveal themselves, and that may be true. That said, I personally like the product’s strong track record. My biggest reason for recommending Splenda is that our government says it’s safe, and the product has demonstrated safety with a huge worldwide population group. So far, so good.The Benefits of Yogurt for Healthy Weight, Bones and Immunity
Yogurt is one of the healthiest foods one can eat. It contains some of the same healthy organisms that are found naturally in the body and it increases them – crowding out the less healthy organisms and even disease. Known as “probiotics”, these healthy bacteria in the intestine are “pro” or beneficial to the health of the body.The Secret Joys Of Later Life – They All Start With Proper Nutrition and Exercise
It happens to many of us – we live long enough to get old. On the surface, it doesn’t appear as if there are many joys to aging. With more illness, more aches and pains, more regrets perhaps and even more uncertainties, getting old does not appear to be appealing at all.Many a young person looks at older people and says “no way, man!” or “I don’t want to be like that for sure!” Well, as the saying goes, knowledge may be quickly acquired but wisdom is learned over a lifetime. Wisdom itself is one joy of the senior world. Here are ten of my joys in getting older and I have discovered that most of them start from eating proper food, taking nutritive supplements and exercising. These are not really a secret at all are they?Ten Challenges of Getting Old – They Can Be Minimized!
There are no doubt many challenges in the aging process. We don’t need to know the ‘why’s’ of aging nor understand all the processes that are happening to our bodies and our minds. We should however, be aware that changes are happening and more importantly, if there is any way to minimize or alleviate the effects of aging. I do not mean trying to magically reverse the aging process or search for the proverbial ‘fountain of youth’ in a pill. I mean that we should be trying to maximize and make use of the abilities we have at our present age so that we can enjoy what we have, while we have it. There are also things we can proactively do to prolong our health and wellness – here are 10 challenges of aging and how they can be minimized by healthy lifestyle choices.Is Your Health And Wellness Really That Important To You? Then Do Something About It!
It is easy to talk about health and wellness but difficult to do anything about it. Or, is it? Depending on your age and physical ability, going to the gym may be the answer. Just eating better may be the answer. Cutting out bad living habits may be the answer. Or, all three! But, taking a ‘magic’ pill or potion or a newly-discovered, never-seen-before, all-in-one tonic is usually not the answer. Here is a better way to help your health and wellness that is not an instant panacea but over time, rewards you with a better, healthier life.Magnesium Benefits Insomnia, Hot Flashes, Heart Health and Bones
What qualities make magnesium such an essential mineral, required by the body for literally hundreds of its functions? One key feature of magnesium is that it’s a partner or “co-factor” with enzymes that allows them to do their work. Enzymes are energized protein molecules that initiate chemical reactions inside the cells – orchestrating life’s processes in every organ, gland, tissue and cell.7 Reasons to Buy Your Food Locally
One of my “happy places” is the Mill City farmer’s market in Minneapolis. I love the fresh produce that changes throughout the season, the fresh cut flowers for my table, the frozen wild-caught Alaskan salmon from Wild Run Salmon, the flour from Sunrise Flour Mill, and fresh prepared foods from Spoon River or Chef Shack. The smells, the flavors and the people all make a visit to the market one of my favorite things to do on a summer Saturday morning.Significance Of Vitamins In Our Diet
Many times, we may have experienced the excruciating body ache, weariness, fatigue, tenderness after complicated workout regimen and more symptoms that force us to think if there is anything wrong in our body. These symptoms are not too alarming, but we face them in our day to day life as ordinary evils. Many people get used to these symptoms and take them in their stride and some people are quite alert about any changes or symptoms experienced by them and take an immediate proactive action.