While this marvelous “relaxation” mineral calms so many body functions, health experts estimate half of the US population is deficient. Review these low magnesium symptoms to see if it could be causing a health challenge for you.
Stinging eyes, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and eye fatigue: these are just some of the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome. People with dry eyes don’t produce enough tears, or they produce poor-quality tears, so their eyes don’t stay properly moisturized. The result is irritation and discomfort in the
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. Here’s a list of 10 of the most common Vitamin D deficiency symptoms:
Bone softening (low bone density) or fractures
Fatigue and generalized weakness
Muscle cramps and weakness
Joint pain (most noticeable in the back
If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to
Americans, especially postmenopausal women, are encouraged to get enough calcium to build and maintain healthy bones, but some research suggests that too much calcium could compromise heart health by increasing calcification in coronary arteries.
However, no one argues the importance of calcium: Muscles, nerves, veins, arteries, enzymes, and hormones all depend
Q: A probiotic supplement claimed it supports the health of teeth and gums. Do these really help?
A: Carole Palmer, EdD, RD, a professor at Tufts’ University School of Dental Medicine and the Friedman School, assisted by Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center dietetic interns Cara D’Anello and Lydia Fernandes, responds: “Our
As people age, they’re even more afraid of losing their vision than their memory, says a survey by the American Optometric Association. Risk of potentially sight-robbing eye diseases does increase as we get older. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and glaucoma are three top concerns. They can affect your quality
Dietary supplements are often viewed as “natural,” but they aren’t risk-free. In a sampling of more than 800 cases of liver toxicity (harm) suspected from supplements and medications in the US, 20% of cases were ultimately attributed to herbal and other dietary supplements. The rest of the cases were due
Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood, tissues, and urine. Accumulating uric acid crystallizes and takes on a needle-like shape, jabbing into the joints (usually the big toe, but also other joints, including those of the mid-foot, ankle, knees,