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(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.
(NaturalHealth365)Are you eating a vegan (100% plant-based) diet? For many people, this lifestyle can be fantastic – filled with health benefits. But, for others, the poor selection of foods – on a continual basis – can create serious nutritional deficiencies. So, like with any lifestyle decision, you need to be careful.
For example, if your food choices don’t provide enough vitamin A – in other words, not eating enough beta carotene-rich foods or healthy fats to assure we convert that fat-soluble vitamin A to retinol – we could develop severemacular degenerationand, even, blindness! →
Everyone knows about vitamin C. It fights the common cold, boosts immunity, and even improves skin. You may know about vitamin D. It fights disease, helps your mood, and regulates calcium. Vitamin A from sweet potatoes and vitamin B from salmon, and even omegas 3-6-9 are relatively well-known. But what about vitamin K?
(NaturalHealth365) The numbers are truly staggering. In fact, worldwide, a fracture – due to osteoporosis – is estimated to occurevery 3 secondsand a vertebral fracture every 22 seconds!
Conventionally speaking, many doctors tend to say that osteoporosis is ‘largely genetic;’ yet, they admit that risk factors include smoking, obesity and lack of physical activity. This obvious contradiction in thinking shows us how confused Western medicine is about this condition.
(NaturalHealth365) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about610,000 people die every yearof heart disease within the United States. And, in terms of bone health problems, the statistics are quite disturbing.