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Summer Survival Tips and Vitamins for Skin, Nails And Hair

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Now that the glorious summer that we Canadians long for all year is well underway it is time to ensure that we survive (and enjoy!)  the sun, heat, water, and the other elements.  I find that by mid-July, after a couple of weeks visiting friends at cottages on rocks and beaches my beauty regime can stand a bit of tweaking.  Our skin, nails and hair can all take a beating from our beautiful outdoor lifestyle that we are unaccustomed to – not that I am complaining one...

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Multivitamins and Antioxidants: THE BOTTOM LINE

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Supplements, like so many other aspects of health information, are confusing! One extreme says we do not need any supplements if we are eating a healthy, whole food diet; the other side promotes using supplements to combat every possible health issue. I grew up with a father who believed in being pro-active with his health, so he took – no kidding – 25 different supplements every single day! He even took all the separate bottles with him while traveling! So, needless to...

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Vitamin E Deficiency-Are You at Risk?

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Vitamin E benefits many functions in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant whose main job is to protect cells from free radical damage. It also plays a role in supporting a healthy immune system. It is used to prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, and cataracts, reduce oxidative stress, and improve cognitive function. Vitamin E deficiency is rare, except in those who are malnourished or who have mal- absorption conditions (celiac disease, cystic...

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Vitamin A Health Benefits

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Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin which is stored in the liver. Found in animal foods and converted from beta-carotene in plant foods, vitamin A health benefits include: healthy vision, gene expression, reproduction, embryonic development, red blood cell production, and immune function. Deficiency is rare in Canada, but common in developing countries due to malnutrition. It causes night blindness, dry eyes and skin, and impaired growth. Drugs that deplete vitamin A...

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Biotin Benefits Hair, Skin and Nails

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Biotin is part of the B-vitamin family. Biotin benefits the synthesis of fat, glycogen, and amino acids and enzyme reactions and is required for DNA replication. Biotin is especially important for healthy hair and nails. Biotin benefits fingernails by making them strong and resilient. Deficiency is rare except in those with hereditary disorders of biotin metabolism, liver disease, and during pregnancy (due to increased needs). It can also occur in those who consume raw egg...

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Hormone Imbalance and Hypothyroidism

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In terms of synthetic hormones what about medications such as Synthroid for hypothyroidism that doctors say you have to take for the rest of your life? What should I do? Where do I go next? Most people with hypothyroidism have to take thyroid hormone for the rest of their lives. Our thyroid hormone regulates many body processes and if you have hormone imbalance it can result in a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms. The thyroid gland produces two hormones,...

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