Our body makes vitamin D when we spend the day outside under the sun. In a perfect world, we would all be able to soak up the sunshine vitamin on a tropical beach for 9 months. But the reality is that most of us only get to spend a limited amount of time in the [...]
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It’s no secret that your body changes as you age, but you can help ease the process by treating your body right. Men over 50 have very different nutritional needs than teenagers, children, and even middle-aged adults. Aging & nutritional challenges Less stomach acid: Research shows that 20% of the elderly produce less stomach acid1 [...]
Nightshade vegetables are thought to be harmful because they are often confused with the ‘deadly nightshade’, an inedible weed that’s also part of the Solanaceae family1. Historically, 'deadly nightshade' has been associated with witchcraft. When ingested in large amounts, it may cause convulsions or even death. Contrary to popular belief, 'deadly nightshade' has nothing to [...]
Magnesium is an extremely important mineral. It's involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in your body and helps you maintain good health, but many people don't get enough1. Here are eight foods that are high in magnesium: 1. Organic Spinach Leaf Spinach gives you stronger bones and hair, healthier skin, and improved digestion. By eating [...]
Want to increase your intake of fiber, vitamins (including C, the provitamin beta-carotene and folic acid) and add calcium and magnesium to your diet? Then make sure to eat your greens! Kale, collards, beet greens, and bok choy are inexpensive sources of vital nutrients. Eating a diet rich in leafy greens can offer numerous health [...]
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms then you may have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Constipation, bloating & gas, abdominal aches or cramps, and acid reflux. What is IBS? IBS is a digestive disorder that is a combination of symptoms. It includes a change in bowel movements and pain in the abdomen. The [...]
Vitamin E is a crucial fat-soluble vitamin your body needs every day. It protects your heart, prevents premature aging, and is a super antioxidant that shields your cells from oxidative damage. Besides its protective effects on your cells and heart, vitamin E has many benefits. It helps with the proper functioning of organs and assists [...]
A healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to decrease inflammation in the body, reduce symptoms of ADHD, and lower levels of depression. But new research suggests that it can also help curb childhood aggression and other behavioral problems. Omega-3 and Behavior As more children are diagnosed with ADHD, high functioning autism, [...]
A birth defect is a structural or functional abnormality that is present at birth. It can cause physical or mental disabilities in a child. It is also the leading cause of death among newborn babies. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that birth defects affect one in 33 babies born each year. Birth defects [...]
The physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of meditation have been well documented for over 3,000 years. Meditation in its simplest form is the habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. The goal is to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Practicing meditation can help you develop a positive outlook, [...]