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  1. The Best Time to Take Omega-3 for Optimum Effectiveness

    The Best Time to Take Omega-3 for Optimum Effectiveness

    Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids is one of the most salient health trends of the past decade. Physicians are increasingly recommending these oily supplements for a variety of purposes, from helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels within normal ranges to combating the physical effects of aging. But when is the best time to take omega-3 supplements? Most people who take...
  2. The Best Natural Nutrients for Menopause

    The Best Natural Nutrients for Menopause

    Menopause is a normal biological process that all women go through at some point in their adult lives. Typically beginning in a woman's 40s and 50s and lasting anywhere from seven to 14 years, menopause marks the end of the reproductive period, which means that a child can no longer be conceived. As such, the body goes through a number...
  3. Scientists Find Link Between Osteoporosis and Quality of Social Life

    Scientists Find Link Between Osteoporosis and Quality of Social Life

    When bones are healthy, they are able to maintain a certain degree of density; that is, as bone tissue begins to degrade, the body produces more bone to make up for that loss. In this way, the body stays strong and the bones can continue to support the tissue, muscle and organs throughout the body. However, with osteoporosis, bone loss...
  4. Common Antibacterial Chemical Linked to Osteoporosis

    Common Antibacterial Chemical Linked to Osteoporosis

    Throughout your lifetime, your body produces bone in order to maintain high bone density. However, with age, this process slows and bone loss can begin to outpace healthy bone production, resulting in a condition called osteoporosis. This condition can affect men, but it primarily affects older women as decreased levels of estrogen that accompany menopause contribute to the process. In...
  5. Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Recent research has found that increasing vitamin intake may reduce the risk of chronic disease as we age. Whether by consuming a more diverse diet or by taking a high-quality dietary supplement, ingesting sufficient amounts of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the chances of developing myocardial infarction, stroke and other medical disorders. Similarly, getting enough of other important vitamins has been shown...
  6. Joint Supplement Glucosamine Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

    Joint Supplement Glucosamine Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

    Glucosamine is a natural supplement used to help support bone and cartilage health, and more specifically in cases of minor joint pain caused by osteoarthritis and other joint concerns. Early laboratory tests found that glucosamine helps reduce minor joint pain by addressing the inflammation that surrounds the joints, allowing the cartilage to naturally regenerate on its own. While intended to...
  7. Powerful Broccoli Compounds Slow Arthritis, Protect Cellular Health and More

    Powerful Broccoli Compounds Slow Arthritis, Protect Cellular Health and More

    There are 21 million Americans suffering from schizophrenia; most of those people don't get the treatment they need. Those that do seek treatment are prescribed anti-psychotic drugs that treat the symptoms of the illness, but produce severe side effects, such as cardiovascular problems and "the shakes," or body tremors. This has caused researchers to look for alternative treatments for schizophrenia...
  8. Three Little-Known Benefits of Vitamin D

    Three Little-Known Benefits of Vitamin D

    Getting sufficient amounts of vitamin D may be less emphasized than maintaining proper levels of other important vitamins, however this nutrient is vital to the functioning of our bodies. In fact, every single cell in the body has a receptor devoted to collecting vitamin D, suggesting it's used more as a hormone than as a vitamin. Even though we can...
  9. Blocking Estrogen Receptors in Brain Boosts Bone Mass

    Blocking Estrogen Receptors in Brain Boosts Bone Mass

    While most of us have often heard the term osteoporosis, many people don't fully understand what this disease entails. Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease in which the production of new bone decreases or stops completely. As we age, our bones naturally lose density, becoming more porous; with osteoporosis, the body's reduced ability to produce new bone tissue leaves the existing bone...
  10. Negative Effects of Antibiotics Target Bones, Immune System and Brain

    Negative Effects of Antibiotics Target Bones, Immune System and Brain

    Since their development in the 1940s, antibiotics have been the medical go-to for eradicating and counteracting the effects of bacterial infections. In fact, at one time antibiotics were even viewed as something of a miracle drug that would possibly bring an end to all infection worldwide. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case; although after nearly 80 years doctors frequently prescribe antibiotics to...

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