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(NaturalHealth365) Bone loss is widely considered to be just another part of the aging process. In fact, many conventionally-trained physicians believe that it is perfectly “understandable” for a person to experience a higher risk of osteoporosis later in life.
In addition, Western medicine is quite accepting of the fractures that result from these conditions. In fact, researchers estimate that 50% of U.S. women and 20% of men will have an osteoporotic fracture after 49 years of age.
(NaturalHealth365) Most people are aware that certain minerals in the body – such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium – play a vital role in sustaining life and health. Less “top of mind,” though, are essential trace minerals such as manganese, selenium, copper and zinc. And, although these microminerals are needed in much smaller amounts than the “Big Four,” they also serve indispensable functions in the body.
Our skin – the largest organ in the body – is the first line of defense against injury, pathogens, toxins, air pollution, and overexposure to cold, heat and sun. As such, it’s first in line to “take a hit” from these everyday threats – and to respond to these stressors with wrinkles, age spots, dryness, redness or pimples.
(NaturalHealth365.com)Vegetables and fruits have unique phytonutrient profiles that have helped them to survive, withstand storms and predators plus disease. In fact, phytonutrients are the key compounds used by plants to ward off all kinds of threats to their system. →
(Natural News) Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, has a crucial role in many of the body’s daily functions. But the body does not make vitamin C on its own. You will have to consume it from food, such as fruits and vegetables. Learn more about the health benefits of vitamin C and the 20 best foods to get it from below. (h/t toMedicalNewsToday.com) →
(Natural News) Liver fibrosis is a silent condition that only causes symptoms when it progresses to cirrhosis. Fibrosis refers to the buildup of scar tissues caused by chronic inflammation or injury, while cirrhosis means irreversible scarring due to liver conditions or excessive alcohol consumption. The complications associated with liver cirrhosis are severe, hence early treatment and prevention are necessary. →
(NaturalHealth365) Heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in the United States, claiming more lives every year than all forms of cancer combined. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly 735,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year – while 640,000 people will lose their lives to heart disease. Yet, sadly, most people remain uninformed about the dangers of a vitamin C deficiency to the cardiovascular system. →
(NaturalHealth365) More and more people seem to be adding slices and squeezes of lemon and limeto their drinking water these days – and for good reason. When added to pure, filtered water, fresh lemon and lime create a refreshing, flavorful beverage that is a truly healthful alternative to syrupy sodas and sugary juices.
When we think of collagen, we often think about beauty products. This is most likely because collagen has natural anti-aging properties. But did you know that you can find natural sources of collagen in food?
According to Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine,
Aside from aging, the top reason people don’t have enough collagen is poor diet. Your body can’t make collagen if it doesn’t have the necessary elements.”
So let’s talk about a few healthy foods that can boost collagen levels:…..Read more & recipes
Many people are obsessed with looking younger than they actually are — and there’s nothing wrong about that. One of the most common signs of aging is the presence of wrinkles, which is why there is an abundance of anti-aging products aimed at reducing wrinkle formation. A group of researchers from Kyung Hee University was…Read more