Why You Should Not Let Your Vitamin D Go Low

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Vitamin D season is now officially over in the midwest. From September to April the sun is so low in the sky that the UVB rays (the ones that make vitamin D in our skin) simply bounce off the earth’s atmosphere. Blood vitamin D levels drop substantially if you do not take a D3 supplement throughout the winter. This can even happen in summer if you do not get enough sun exposure a few days a week. This will increase the probability of your chances…

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Power-Packed Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

This is a smoothie I eat everyday for breakfast. It is packed with superfoods that fight cancer and it provides long-lasting energy until lunchtime. It is quick to make and you can take it on-the-go! INGREDIENTS 1 and 1/2 cups filtered water 1 scoop protein powder  (I use NOW Foods Pea Protein Powder. It is important to avoid those with artificial sweeteners)  1 handful raw almonds, walnuts, or other nuts.  Activated nuts are better (see below) 1 handful kale, spinach or other “greens” 1 tablespoon raw cacao…

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2 Supplements That Fix a Weak Heart

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If you want a strong heart and body, there are a few supplements you should be taking on a daily basis to help fight the number one killer, heart disease. The first one is Vitamin D3. A new study found people with chronic heart failure who take vitamin D3 on a daily basis improve their heart function. Chronic heart failure is heart muscle weakness that results in the inefficiency to pump blood throughout the body. The study found vitamin D3 improved the amount of blood…

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One Half of U.S. Population Low in Magnesium

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Magnesium is the second most abundant mineral in the body and is required for more than 300 metabolic reactions.  Not getting enough magnesium is associated with a long list of medical conditions and diseases, including heart disease, atherosclerosis, type II diabetes, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis, asthma, hyperactive nervous system, insomnia, muscle cramps, psychiatric conditions, depression, poor memory, lack of concentration, and sudden cardiac death!  Magnesium deficiency also elevates C-reactive protein, a result of systemic inflammation, which predisposes you to virtually…

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Are You Getting Enough of The Sunshine Vitamin?

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Did you know the sunshine vitamin gives you the most “bang for your buck” in terms of health benefits and disease prevention? It is known to prevent and fight over 20 diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, asthma, multiple sclerosis and many others. Are you getting enough? The sunshine vitamin is vitamin D! The most natural way to get vitamin D is by exposing your bare skin to sunlight. The more skin you expose, the more vitamin D is produced. You can only get…

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Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux

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Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal disease (GERD), is a common condition affecting as many as 50 percent of Americans. Many are taking medications for this problem and don’t need it. There are ways to stop heartburn, the symptom of acid reflux, and natural remedies to minimize the problem. Reasons Why Acid Reflux Occurs Eating inflammatory foods is one of the top triggers. Sugar, grains (bread, pasta, baked goods), bad oils, fried and processed foods all create an inflammatory response in the stomach that can trigger heartburn.…

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Kids Low In Vitamin D At Risk For Depression and Heart Problems Later in Life

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If your children are not getting enough vitamin D, it could lead to two avoidable diseases in their teenage and adult years. A study has found children low in vitamin D are more likely to experience depression compared to children with higher levels of vitamin D. Previous studies have shown vitamin D can prevent or reduce depression in adults. A separate study found inadequate intake of vitamin D in childhood can lead to hardened arteries and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease as adults. This…

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Sugar Found to Raise Your Blood Pressure More Than Salt

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Do you or someone you care about have high blood pressure? Are you taking medication to control this problem? There is an ingredient you may be consuming that is raising your blood pressure and you may not even be aware of it.   Here is what recent studies have found: The cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) may be more due to the high consumption of added sugars, particularly fructose, and less to due to with sodium. Consuming a high-fructose diet caused an increase in…

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The Keys To Achieving a Healthier Bowel

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Do you get gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? Have you ever been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, colitis, celiac, Crohn’s, or colon cancer? If so, it is a serious sign you have a weak digestive system. There are many reasons why you can develop these conditions that often cause extreme discomfort. We will discuss the steps you can take to repair a damaged bowel and keep your colon healthy if you want to prevent diseases of your bowel. Here are the things you…

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