Nutrients play a different but vital part in our health and well being.  Micronutrients are essential for the proper functioning of every system in the body and are vital for good health. Our body cannot produce all of the micronutrients so they must be supplied through food or supplements. “Examples of micronutrients include calcium, iron,…

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We all know that it is vital to get enough nutrients in our diet not just to survive but to live well.  Micronutrients can be found in vegetables, fruits, lean fatty meats, and nuts and grains.  Read this fascinating article for specific examples. “Micronutrients are nutrients that the human body requires. However, unlike other nutrients,…

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Did you know there are nutrients essential to not only humans but to all organisms? These substances are so-called the “magic wands” that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substance that are essential to the growth development. “Micronutrients are different from macronutrients (like carbohydrates, protein and fat) because they are necessary only in…

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Research and testing of cancer drugs before they are approved by the FDA can take years and incurs considerable expense.  A new concept in studying cancer drugs was designed by biostatistician Don Berry who works at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.   This new method of studying cancer drugs is more cost-effective and provides more rapid…

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If you think that weight loss cannot occur without  diet and exercise , think again.  An interesting new weight loss supplement called Garcinia Cambogia has been shown to help people lose weight naturally without changing their eating habits.  A healthy lifestyle that incorporates diet and exercise is always recommended. However, taking supplements that are safe (with physician…

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DHEA ( dehydroepiandrosterone), the most abundant hormone in the human body, is made primarily by the adrenal glands.   It is a precursor to the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.  DHEA has been touted as the “anti-aging” or youth hormone drug.  Although the long term effects of chronic DHEA use have not been studied extensively, DHEA…

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I bet one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get fit, lose weight and be healthier.  Then consider doing yoga.   Additional benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, longevity, and happiness. “As it happens, Western science is starting to provide some concrete clues as to how yoga works to improve health, heal aches and pains, and…

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Time ages everyone. But for others, aging may not be that evident because of the healthy lifestyle they practice.  Aging involves a developmental process both physically and mentally.  Looking younger and feeling younger than your years can be challenging. A healthy lifestyle is always the answer to aging gracefully. “We all age, but we do…

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Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to be 36% in the  healthy young adult population and up to 57 % in  general medical patients in the United States.  Newly discovered roles for Vitamin D in the human body include  the prevention of cancer, diabetes,   heart disease , and bone disease to name just a few. …

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The thyroid gland, located in the lower portion of your neck is responsible for producing a hormone called thyroxine, which is called the “power house” of the body.  Thyroxine gives all the cells in your body the necessary energy for metabolism.  When there is not enough thyroxine available a condition called hypothyroidism results.  Hypothyroidism is…

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