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Ask the Experts: Exploring the Benefits of Maca Root and DHEA

Q: Are there any benefits to taking maca root?

A: Maca is a plant that is a relative of the cruciferous family, and is native to South America. Its root has been consumed for centuries to boost endurance and energy, enhance fertility, and as an aphrodisiac. Traditionally, the root has been

Spinal Stenosis Often Results from Normal Wear and Tear

Spinal Stenosis Often Results from Normal Wear and Tear

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows, due to a herniated disc that encroaches on the spinal canal from the front or thickened ligaments that encroach on the canal from both sides. A narrowed spinal canal impedes the blood supply to the nerves, causing pain. Bending

4. Prostatitis

The term prostatitis describes inflammation of the prostate gland. Unlike other prostatic conditions, prostatitis affects younger and older men alike. It is common, affecting up to 1 in 12 men in their lifetime and keeping urologists busy (it’s responsible for 25 percent of all visits to urology clinics).
In the United

How to Quit Smoking: 6 Steps to Success

How to Quit Smoking: 6 Steps to Success

Unless you live under a rock, you know that smoking is bad for your health. Tobacco-related diseases kill more than 480,000 people each year in the United States alone, accounting for around 20 percent of all premature deaths. If you’re a smoker, the habit can shorten your life by up

2. Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
To keep things in perspective, however, it is also one of the most survivable cancers:

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute gastritis), lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.

First, a word

Alternative Sources of Calcium: 7 Reliable Food Types

Alternative Sources of Calcium: 7 Reliable Food Types

Calcium is an important nutrient for healthy bones, heart, muscles, and nerves. It helps blood vessels expand and contract, it helps glands secrete hormones and enzymes, and it’s important for muscle contraction. Your body needs calcium to perform these and other vital functions, so if you don’t get enough in

Sedentary Lifestyle? Get Moving to Avoid “Sitting Disease” Health Woes

Sedentary Lifestyle? Get Moving to Avoid “Sitting Disease” Health Woes

The dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle are many. By staying stationary, you’re setting yourself up for cardiovascular disease and the conditions that contribute to it, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. You allow your muscles to atrophy and your bone health to deteriorate, among other health problems.

In

Annual Physical: Still a Best Practice for Staying Healthy

Annual Physical: Still a Best Practice for Staying Healthy

It’s ironic that while many people are avoiding the doctor for fear of what it will cost, some medical experts are debating the value of the one “free” aspect of the Affordable Care Act: an annual physical (a.k.a. preventative exam) and appropriate screening tests.

The annual physical and screening tests

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