Archive for the ‘Aging’ Category

Striking Reasons to Supplement with Calcium

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Calcium Supplement Facts

Are you eating calcium that cannot be absorbed? When to supplement instead.

According to the USDA’s Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals, over 55% of men and 78% of women do not consume enough calcium in their diets. Just about everyone knows that you need calcium to build and maintain healthy strong bones, but calcium is required for many bodily functions.
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How Vitamin C Stops Cancer

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Vitamins for Cancer

Great research showing just how vitamin C and other antioxidants could hold the key to future cancer treatments.

Please read this informative article from Science Daily, a great resource for the latest and greatest in vitamins and supplements research. We hope that you find it as helpful as we have!

Nearly 30 years after Nobel laureate Linus Pauling famously and controversially suggested that vitamin C supplements can prevent cancer, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists have shown that in mice at least, vitamin C – and potentially other antioxidants – can indeed inhibit the growth of some tumors ¯ just not in the manner suggested by years of investigation.
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The Truth about CoQ10 Supplements

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
CoQ10 is not recommended for many medical conditions.

CoQ10 is not recommended for many medical conditions. Check with your doctor and educate yourself on actual CoQ10 studies before you supplement.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant made by the human body. CoQ10 is needed for cells to function and to convert food into energy. CoQ10 levels decrease as we age. The lowest CoQ10 levels are found in people with diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson’s disease, genetic disorders, and heart conditions.
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Natural Treatment for Glaucoma

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Prevent and Treat Glaucoma with Vitamin C

Don't wait until you notice symptoms of glaucoma to begin protecting your eyes. The eyes require 25% more vitamin C to continue to function normally.

Your eyes have a drainage system in which fluid flows into and out of the eye. When this system doesn’t function properly, fluid can’t escape the eye. This causes pressure to build up and the optic nerve can be damaged. This is called glaucoma. There are many different causes of glaucoma, some of which are still not fully understood. Some triggers can cause glaucoma to happen suddenly while others happen so slowly, that you may not even notice until it’s too late.
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Combat Chronic Inflammation with Vitamins

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Arthritis Vitamins Inflammation Hands

Inflammation not only hurts, but it destroys tissues and causes disease. Learn how to avoid chronic inflammation with vitamins and supplements.

Inflammation is your body’s main defense mechanism, meant to anticipate, intercept and destroy invading microorganisms. Inflammation causes redness, swelling, heat and pain. Inflammation helps your immune system fight invaders and heal injuries, but can be dangerous if it becomes chronic.

Inflammation becomes a danger when it is brought on by malfunctions of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases and allergies are good examples. Out of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, chronic, low-level inflammation causes seven of them. This includes Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, nephritis, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory disease.
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Vitamins for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Vitamins for Adrenal Fatigue

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue include being tired during the day, being awake at night, sugar cravings, and belly fat accumulation.

Your adrenal glands are two walnut-sized glands above your kidneys. They make almost 50 different hormones that your body needs. These hormones regulate numerous bodily functions, including your response to stress. When you are under stress, which is nearly constant for a lot of people, your adrenal glands become fatigued and worn out. (more…)

Diet and Exercise Don't Help Genetic High Cholesterol. Learn Which Vitamins and Supplements Do.

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Heart Disease Vitamins, Vitamins for Stroke, Vitamins for Hardened Arteries

Frustrated with trying to control cholesterol with diet and exercise? Without the right vitamins, you could still be doing damage to your heart and arteries while cholesterol levels stay high due to genetic factors.

Exciting things are happening in the world of preventing and treating angina, heart disease, and atherosclerosis. We know that LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, is a good measure for determining one’s heart disease risk. More studies are being done on lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), to determine how we might treat, prevent and reverse heart disease.
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Feeling Tired and Old? Is Vitamin C Your Miracle Supplement?

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

How Vitamin C Deficiency Is Sucking the Life Out of You.

If you are deficient in vitamin C, you will quickly notice the signs of scurvy setting in. These symptoms are synonymous with what most people consider “feeling old”. First, you’ll be unmotivated to do anything. You’ll be tired, lethargic, and back-and-forth between depressed and anxious or irritable. Next, you will notice receding or spongy gums, bleeding gums, and bleeding from mucous membranes. This is the collagen matrix that holds your teeth securely in place breaking down. If you start getting sores on your thighs and legs, you are in very dangerous territory, as your body is completely breaking down, inside and out. After your teeth fall out, you will become jaundiced, get a fever, and die.
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Top 3 Vitamins You Should Be Taking

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Which vitamins are most important?

Which vitamins should you be taking daily?

Is your multivitamin enough? Are you confused by the vitamin aisle in your grocery store? There are so many vitamins and supplements out there, that it can become overwhelming for people looking to improve or maintain their health. We’ve put together this list of the most essential vitamins and supplements to make things easier for you. If you don’t have specific health problems or genetic predispositions to diseases that you should be trying to prevent, then a basic arsenal of vitamins and supplements is likely all that you need. Work with your doctor to determine if you should add or take away from this list and get ready for a healthy future!
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Exercising, Eating Right, and Still No Weight Loss?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Frustrated with Diet and Exercise. Leptin Diet.

Even healthy snacks and meals can cause weight gain, high triglycerides, obesity, and diabetes. Here's the answer you've been searching for.

In yesterday’s article Basic Magnesium Deficiency Causes Obesity and Diabetes, we discussed how leptin is responsible for telling your brain when you’re full, when you have the correct nutrients and fat, and when to stop making insulin. Leptin resistance leads to insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity.

Many people struggle with dieting for a variety of reasons, but nothing is more frustrating than doing everything right for a prolonged period of time and still not losing any weight. When exercise, cutting calories, counting carbs, and carefully following a diet plan have failed you, it is time to take a look at your health. You could have an underlying condition or you could be taking a medication that is preventing you from losing weight. However, it could be something as simple as timing your meals.
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