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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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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How To Preserve Your Joints For a Lifetime: 4 Steps to Prevent Arthritis

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Do you have arthritis developing in your joints and not know it? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis and suffer with joint pain and stiffness that interferes with activities you enjoy doing? If so, there are four steps you can take to prevent it or slow the progression of arthritis if you already have it. Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves thinning of cartilage, narrowing of joint spaces, stiffness, loss of flexibility and pain.  Arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging as…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Be Avoiding NSAIDS For Pain

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Over 100,000 people are hospitalized and 16,500 die every year from popping these pills for pain. These figures are  greater than the number of people dying from cervical cancer, asthma, multiple myeloma, or Hodgkin’s disease. There are safer, less toxic ways to manage, relieve and eliminate pain. Common over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS): Ibuprofen (Advil) Naproxen (Aleve) Aspirin (Bayer, Excedrin) Common prescription NSAIDS: Celebrex Indocin Daypro Relafen Voltaren Lodine Nalfon Toradol Orudis, Oruvall Clinoril Tolectin Vioxx (removed from market 10 years ago due to the…

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The Most Important Mineral to Slash Your Risk of The Top Diseases That Kill

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This mineral deficiency has become epidemic, with an estimated 80% of Americans being low. The most recent findings have concluded that taking this mineral in supplement form and eating foods containing it will help protect you from the most deadly diseases. Are you getting enough? There is an 80% chance you are low in magnesium which is putting you at greater risk for disease. The latest research is finding a connection between magnesium deficiency and the following diseases:  Heart Disease and Stroke. Magnesium is required…

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20 Reasons Why You Need to Take Probiotics Every Day

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Did you know 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive tract? Probiotics play a huge role in maintaining strong immunity in this area of your body. They not only help maintain a strong and healthy digestive tract, they also play a vital role in preventing numerous other conditions and diseases as well. Probiotics are “good,” beneficial bacteria that inhabit your digestive tract. Think of them as an army of bacteria that protects your body. How Probiotics Protect You From Illness and…

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Should We REALLY Stop Taking Multivitamins? Recent Study Says We Should: Here is What We Have to Say

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“Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements” was the title of an editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine a couple weeks ago.  Multivitamins have become the latest victim of a few biased studies and the health media is spreading these erroneous findings which is promoting the pharmaceutical agenda.     Here is what we found after looking into this report: Annals of Internal Medicine is a pro-drug publication almost entirely funded by pharmaceutical companies which compete with multivitamins. The…

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The 3 Most Important Things You Can Do to Prevent Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density decreases, resulting in brittle bones that are very susceptible to fracture. Approximately 300,000 people a year fracture a hip from falling.  As a result, up to one-third of these people die within one year of the fracture.  If you want to keep your bones strong and reduce your risk of fracture, here is what you need to do: 1. Improve Your Gut Health by taking probiotics and eating fermented vegetables.  Eat whole foods (vegetables, fruit, grass-fed meat,…

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4 Key Strategies to Prevent and Slow Arthritis

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Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves thinning of cartilage, narrowing of joint spaces, stiffness, loss of mobility and pain.  Arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging as most people believe.  In most cases, it is the result of abnormal joint mechanics, inflammatory food, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.  In this article we will discuss four strategies you can implement to either prevent or slow the progression of arthritis.  Maintain Normal Joint Mechanics Pain and injury can change joint mechanics by altering…

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Are You Eating Enough of This Bacteria That Keeps You Healthy?

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There is a type of bacteria called probiotics that is emerging as one of the most important things you can consume on a regular basis to improve your health and prevent many diseases.  Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been shown to be beneficial to many aspects of health.  These “good” bacteria naturally occur in fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, pickled vegetables, and many others. There are several ways in which probiotics can improve your health: They attach and line the walls of…

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