Articles relating to 'vitamins and minerals'

This could make your banana even better for you

GMO, vitamins and mineralsImagine this… a fruit that has been altered to be more nutritious. Would you buy it if you knew it was healthier? How about if you knew that the alteration would make it taste better?

Well that theory isn’t too far off. New advancements in gene modification could bring crops like bananas and pears to your nearest supermarket … Read More

Do You Really Need Those Vitamins?

200413281-001More than 1/3 of all Americans take multivitamins. Many people take them just as added assurance that they are getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals that their bodies need in order to function properly, which certainly can’t hurt.

However, few people stop to ponder who really needs to take multivitamins, and sometimes it is the people … Read More

What Gender Means for Eating Your Veggies

135489663We all know that leading a healthy lifestyle is key to decreasing the risk of developing various types of medical conditions.  Eating fruits and vegetables, which are natural food items rich in vitamins and minerals, serve as the strongest factor in preventing disease.  The current recommended daily diet of two cups of fruits is thus beneficial to an … Read More

Changing Color of Pills – A Treatment Nightmare

113208089Many senior citizens are on some kind of regime with their medications, treatment and vitamins and mineral schedules. There are more who have been taking the same treatments or medications for so many years it has just become second nature.

But one thing that might surprise you, and has proven to be quite dangerous, is that any sudden … Read More

Why All of Your Calcium Information is Wrong

antibioticsIn order for your body to function properly and stay healthy, it needs a variety of vitamins and minerals that can be obtained from the food you eat or from supplements. Approximately half of Americans take supplements of vitamins and minerals in an effort to maintain optimal health.  Bone health is a top priority for many individuals, especially … Read More

Sneaky Things Zapping Energy and Mental Health

If you’re feeling sluggish all the time, you may be surprised to learn about the sneaky things that you’re doing (or maybe not doing) that could be zapping your energy.  Once you learn what’s zapping your energy, you’ll be able to follow treatment recommendations that may include taking vitamins and minerals to increase your energy levels.

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The Worst Natural Ingredients

You may hear the word “natural” and think that it must be healthy, after-all, it is “natural”.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.  Some ingredients are added to processed foods as well as vitamins and minerals as binders, colours, excipients, fillers, flavors and sweeteners.  Sometimes these natural ingredients can cause problems in the long run and may even … Read More

Is Eating Salad Actually Pointless?

healthy foodIt appears to be pretty standard for the health nuts in your group of friends to push the idea of salad being one of the best foods you can eat. While the idea of eating salad for its rich vitamin and mineral content might have been overstated to you by these individuals, imagine if you were told that … Read More

What is Your Bladder’s Personality?

bladder healthAre you always the first person during a car trip in need of a pee break? Do you find it hard to sleep through the night without waking up for a visit to the loo? Urinary requirements and urinary habits are both indicative of your overall bladder health and below is a list of 4 common urinary behaviors … Read More

Leading the Fight – The Soda Ban

 preventativeAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than one-third of American adults are obese. Obesity leads to a number of health related problems including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Both health and government officials are always looking for preventative approaches; ways to curb obesity. One preventative measure is soda bans.

New York City … Read More

How to Handle Your Sweaty Feet

preventativeThere are over 200,000 sweat glands in our feet so it is no wonder that many people struggle to control sweaty, smelly paws. There are cases where people have Hyperhidrosis; a medical term for  sweating feet. For some people, keeping the sweat at bay is a real challenge.

There are a number of reasons for sweaty, smelly feet. … Read More

Spending Time Here Could Make You More Creative

natural healthThe next time you’re stumped for an idea, you might want to consider heading to your local coffee shop.  New research published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that ambient noise, like what is found in a busy coffee shop can trigger abstract thinking and generate creative ideas.

The research team led by Ravi Mehta evaluated results … Read More

Beating the Odds if Disease Runs in the Family

 preventativeThere are numerous diseases that can run in your family. When a disease runs in the family it essentially means that more than one person in the family has the same condition. While this can be caused by gene mutations, in some cases ailments can take place in families due to environmental factors. The good news; if a … Read More

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