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Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Our body relies on vitamins and minerals to keep our health at optimal levels. This is true, regardless of our age but when we get older, our risk for deficiencies increases for a number of reasons. Perhaps the primary reason is an inability of the body to absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. Seniors may be at risk for illnesses, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma and osteoporosis. They may even be at a greater risk for...
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What Are the Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon?

People use cinnamon spice around the world as a way to season foods and enhance either a sweet or savory taste. Many different types of cinnamon exists, including ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum) and cinnamon cassia. But people are familiar with cinnamon cassia and you may even have some available in your kitchen. On the other hand, Ceylon cinnamon is different, both in taste and the benefits that it may provide to your health....
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7 Possible Benefits of Astaxanthin

The ocean provides us with many things that can be beneficial to our health. This includes Astaxanthin, a type of pigment that occurs in trout, microalgae, yeast, and shrimp and other sea creatures. Most people are familiar with it because of the pinkish color found in Pacific salmon. Astaxanthin may have a number of health benefits to humans. Included among the benefits are the possibility for healthier skin, heart health, reduction in...
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5 Possible Benefits and Uses of Saw Palmetto

If you live in the southeastern United States, you are likely familiar with a native palm, the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). The berries from the plant are used in supplements to help balance hormone levels, prevent male hair loss and improve prostate health. There may be other benefits to using saw palmetto, including reducing inflammation and improving urinary function. The following five benefits and uses of saw palmetto...
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Taking a Closer Look at the Health Benefits of Maca Root

You may not have heard of maca before but it grows in the Andes Mountains as a Peruvian plant. It is similar to broccoli, kale, and cabbage because it is a cruciferous vegetable. Many Peruvian recipes will use maca as an ingredient. It helps to provide an earthy flavor to the dishes but it can also be ground up to use in smoothies or with any meal. Aside from the fact that it is used for culinary purposes it may also have benefits...
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Outdoor Exercises That Are Perfect for Autumn

Autumn is a great time of year to get outside and do some physical activity. The temperature is cooler, the sun is bright and the weather tends to be ideal. Getting outside and exercising is a fun way to enjoy the weather before the snow starts falling and we tend to hibernate during the winter months. For those reasons, it's a good idea to try certain outdoor exercises that are just right for fall. What is the first thing that comes to...
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