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Vitamin C Deficiency Symptoms

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Vitamin C health benefits include the production of the tissue that holds muscles and bones together, promotes wound healing; supports immune function and keeps gums healthy and since vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant it may reduce the risk of some cancers and prevent signs of aging. It also is helps your body absorb the iron from plant foods.  It is found to be helpful in the prevention of cataracts, macular degeneration, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and colds and...

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How Much Magnesium Do You Need?

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Magnesium is required for nerve and muscle function, formation of bones and teeth, synthesis of the antioxidant glutathione, cell membranes, and body temperature regulation; involved in energy production, numerous enzyme reactions, and synthesis of DNA and RNA. It is used by the body to prevent heart disease and in the treatment of high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, migraine headaches, and asthma. Although deficiency is uncommon, it...

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Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

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According to MICHAEL F. HOLICK, MD, PhD, arguably the world’s leading authority on vitamin D, about 50% of the population in Canada and the US are getting get too little vitamin D. This is true even in sunny climates, because of lack of sun exposure. Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphorus levels and promotes absorption of these minerals for growth of bones and teeth. It is also involved in insulin secretion, supports immune function and regulates blood pressure. It is...

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Is there anything natural to take for PCOS rather than Diane 35?

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PCOS is a condition characterized by hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, excessive hair growth and obesity. One of the key features with PCOS is insulin resistance, which can affect fertility, cause weight issues and even increase heart disease risk. It is not known whether PCOS causes insulin resistance or the other way around. Birth control pills such as Diane 35 are often used because they lower levels of circulating androgens (hormones that are associated with hair...

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Make Those Calories Count

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Most active women will lose weight eating 1,500 or fewer calories per day. For an average man, the daily calorie count needs to be below 2,000. Too many refined foods—often high in “empty” calories—can use up your calorie count without giving your body the nutrients it needs for optimal health. To make the most of your meals, keep these “best practices” in mind: Estimate your appropriate weight range with a Body Mass Index chart and calculate your ideal number of daily...

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Lose weight and live longer!

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According to a recent report from the U.S. Surgeon General, obese individuals have a 50 to 100 percent greater risk of premature death from all causes than individuals without excess weight. An estimated 300,000 deaths are attributed to obesity in the United States each year. Controlling your weight may extend your life span. Several clinical studies have found that people who were lean lived significantly longer than those who were extremely overweight. This is no...

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