Feb 11

5 Foods that Kickstart Your Thyroid

blogImage_thyroid_600x400pxIf you have hypothyroidism, an under-active thyroid, it can put a large damper on your life.  You may experience symptoms like fatigue, constipation, depression, or possibly even more severe health issues.  The thyroid is a very important gland in the body that is responsible for regulating mood, energy levels, metabolism, heart rate, and blood pressure.  Hypothyroidism is the inability of the thyroid to produce enough of those hormones.  There are foods that you can eat which will increase hormone production in the thyroid and below are just some of them.

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Feb 11

Top 4 Ways Vitamin B12 Helps Hypothyroidism

67476879Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found naturally in foods such as poultry, meat, and fish. Additionally, it is located in every cell of the human body and is required for proper red blood cell formation, cellular metabolism, energy production, DNA synthesis, and the generation and control of the DNA for neurological functions. Deficiencies of vitamin B12 can lead to weight loss, fatigue, anemia, and loss of appetite.

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Feb 04

Natural Remedies for Gout

blogImage_arthritisUricAcid_600x400pxIf you have ever gout, then you know how painful it is to deal with and the restrictions that it causes on your life. Gout is enabled by the sudden, sharp pains in the joints.  A gout attack can be so severe that it can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night and it can feel like your big toe is on fire, and any contact with the affected area can cause intense agony.  Here are some ways to naturally control your symptoms.

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Feb 04

Top 8 Things You Need to Know About Vitamin D3 and Heart Health

blogImage_sun_600x400pxStressful schedules, sedentary lifestyles, and poor diet have all contributed to the current epidemic of heart disease. Interestingly, lifestyle and dietary factors are also associated with another possibly related and potentially dangerous epidemic: vitamin D3 deficiency. Scientists have known for over a century that vitamin D3 is associated with bone health, but research now shows it also is an essential factor in heart health and overall wellness, including impaired immunity and cancer.

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Jan 28

9 Health Benefits of Calcium

iStock_000004019382_SmallThroughout the course of your life, you have heard about calcium.  Calcium is a mineral that plays an essential part in bone and teeth health. In addition, the heart, nerves, and blood system all need calcium in order to function properly.  A lot of information regarding calcium is out there, but not necessarily know all of the in-depth reasons that makes calcium essential to the body functioning properly.  The following is a list of ten important things that you should know about calcium.

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Jan 28

How Taking Fish Oil Benefits Gout Sufferers

61111011When the body produces too much uric acid and fails to effectively secrete the excess, crystals can begin to build up in the joints, causing the painful arthritic condition of gout. This disease causes thousands of sufferers a year constant pain and difficult mobility. While there are many medicines that can be prescribed to relieve symptoms, there are also many natural solutions that can help treat and prevent acute attacks as well as chronic inflammation.

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Jan 21

Six Natural Ways To Lower Cholesterol

blogImage_treatHighBloodPressure_600x400pxIf you have high cholesterol, you know how difficult it can be to manage. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the fats of the blood.  Your body needs cholesterol to function, however if you have too much cholesterol it can increase your risk of heart disease. There are two types of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL).  LDL is commonly referred to as “bad” cholesterol.  It contributes plaque, which help clog the arteries and make them less flexible, this is known as atherosclerosis.  High-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is your “good” cholesterol. HDL helps remove LDL from the arteries.  HDL helps move LDL from the arteries into the liver, where it is then broken down and removed from the body.  If you do suffer from high cholesterol, here are 7 natural ways that you can lower your cholesterol.

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Jan 21

Top 6 Ways Vitamin C Helps Gout

43358342Gout, an extremely painful form of arthritis, occurs when a high concentration of uric acid is found in your body. The accumulation of uric acid can result in the following:

  • Kidney stones, due to uric acid crystals accumulating in the kidneys

  • Uric acid crystal sediments in joints, frequently in the big toe

  • Collections of uric acid underneath the skin resembling lumps

Uric acid originates from purines breaking down. Purines are contained in your body’s tissues and are also found in many foods, including peas, dried beans, anchovies, and liver.

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Jan 15

Natural Remedies to Lower Blood Pressure

blogImage_Q10_600x400pxHigh blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer” due to the fact that it presents no symptoms, but it can still be just as harmful as some of the other serious issues such as heart attack, stroke, aneurysms, and kidney failure, among others.  According to the American Heart Association, 28% of people have high blood pressure and don’t even know it.  Most of the time, people will take medication to stop high blood pressure, however; there are many different ways to lower high blood pressure naturally.

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Jan 13

How Nettle Root Extract Benefits Prostate Health

blogImage_blood_600x400pxProstate health is one of those things that patients may hear about from their doctors, but think they are too young of too fit for it to be much of an issue for them. The truth is, maintaining a healthy prostate should be at the top of every man’s list of health goals, because issues with the prostate are affecting a growing number of men every year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 180,000 men are diagnosed each year with prostate cancer annually, making it the second most common cancer in the nation. Another non-cancerous condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, where the prostate becomes enlarged, occurs even more regularly. Some studies indicate that the condition affects men progressively as they age, and 90 percent of men will experience one or more symptoms of the condition before their 90s.

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