You might not realize how much your beverage choices can impact your health, but researchers are finding that our drink selections are far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar, fat, and even fiber—studies show your body doesn’t gain
Vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients packed into low-calorie bundles. Most vegetables provide about 25 calories per one-half cup cooked or one-cup raw serving, yet they offer a huge nutrition bang for their calorie buck; they contain slowly digested carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a wealth of phytochemicals that give
As the world’s population ages and the costs of health care continue to grow, many people are searching for steps they can take to prevent disease—and eating a healthful diet is at the top of the “to-do” list. Research has shown beyond a doubt that certain foods have the power
“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—usually abbreviated 25(OH)D or sometimes 25-OH-VitD, turned out to be low. As we know, 25(OH)D is the compound that’s measured in the
Having excess belly fat causes heart disease, depression and brittle bones. If you have unwanted belly fat, this is how to get rid of it.
Long-term treatment with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy naturally lessens menopausal women’s depression and anxiety symptoms along with other classic menopausal complaints—safely and without side effects.
A groundbreaking study shows for the first time that vitamin C actively protects against osteoporosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, this nutrient should be an essential component in your bone health program!
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. Here are 10 signs you’re not getting enough vitamin D:
Depression or anxiety
Bone softening (low bone density) or fractures
Fatigue and generalized weakness
Muscle cramps and weakness
Joint pain (most noticeable
You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they’re foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
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Addison’s disease—or primary adrenal insufficiency—is caused by damage to the adrenal glands that results in a reduced production of the hormones cortisol, aldosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Adrenal insufficiency can lead to a life-threatening adrenal crisis. Fortunately, Addison’s disease is relatively rare. In the developed world, it affects between 20 to