Many women start losing bone mass in their mid-30’s. By the time menopause is reached, most of these women have developed osteoporosis! A proper diet along with optimal absorption of essential nutrients is necessary in preventing and even reversing bone loss, but calcium is not the only contributing dietary factor. For the majority of Americans, our diet consists of refined, processed foods and sugar, which inhibit the body’s ability to absorb calcium. Here’s what you should include in your diet to insure the health and strength of your bones!
Bone is primarily composed of protein, calcium, and phosphate. Of the three, protein is the major essential nutrient for growth, healin ... See Full Post
Are You Deficient In Vitamin D?
Many people do not understand the importance of vitamin D. It is necessary for the overall health of the body and bone strength. Specifically, vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium makes communication between cells possible and improves the function of the digestive tract.
Unlike other vitamins, our bodies can create vitamin D from sunlight (ultraviolet B waves). The body takes this sunlight and turns it into the vitamin D it needs to function the way it should. Our bodies also get vitamin D from the food we eat (fish oils, fresh trout, portobello mushrooms, and eggs) and Vitamin D3 supplements. Our bodies take vitamin D3 and ... See Full Post
Though it’s a just small gland in our throats, the thyroid is responsible for producing the thyroid hormone (or TH), which regulates your metabolism, temperature, and heartbeat.
If a thyroid suddenly gets all out of whack, it can do one of two things: it either becomes overactive, producing too much of the hormone, or it can also slow down and grow sluggish, developing too little of the hormone.
What Does A Thyroid Look Like?
Your thyroid is located in the front of your neck and is shaped like a butterfly, which is highlighted above in red. It’s hard to believe such a tiny thing in your body can have so much influence.
If your thyroid becomes overactive, it produ ... See Full Post
The notion of a “real doctor” has evolved significantly in the media. A doctor is commonly portrayed as a person wearing a white coat or scrubs and wielded with a stethoscope, able to prescribe drugs with instruction and perform surgery.
While many attempt to either dismiss or categorize chiropractors as doctors, 1:1 comparisons cannot be done. Doing so would be like comparing apples and oranges.
Doctors and chiropractors are increasingly entering a working alliance. One cannot take the place of the other. Both MDs and DCs stress optimal health but respond efficiently to different conditions. Medical treatment is oft ... See Full Post
9 things that can undermine your vitamin D level
According to 2011 National Center for Health Data statistics, almost one in three Americans has vitamin D blood levels below 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml), the threshold that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says is needed for good bone health. Some experts say even higher levels are needed.
Figuring out all the factors that can affect a person's vitamin D levels is complicated. You can get the vitamin from food (mainly because it's been added; few foods are natural sources of vitamin D) and by taking supplements (many doctors recommend taking 800 IU of vitamin D3 a day).
But vitamin D is also produced by the body in a complex proc ... See Full Post