What is BDNF you ask? Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor is a specific neurotrophin that scientists are calling fertilizer for our brains and because of this it can lower our risk of dementia. The amazing thing about BDNF is that we get to influence how much we possess, and thus reap all of the incredible health benefits in our daily lives.
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Vitamin and Supplements
According to research conducted by Tufts University, 40% of the US population is deficient in vitamin B12. In this article I expose the role genetics play in Vitamin B12 deficiency.
According to the University of Maryland Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, helps the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, nerves and liver. Though Vitamin B12 is generally found in all animal foods, there are vegan foods that will provide vitamin b12. So, below is the vegan way to boost vitamin b12 through food.
Moringa oleifera plant is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the Himalayas in northwestern India. It is used in western cultures as a powder supplement because of its many nutrients, and because it’s been reported to reduce blood sugar, lower cholesterol and even protect from cancer. While the supplement will deliver nutrition and provide health benefits, its strong flavor make consuming moringa powder difficult. However, there are other ways to consume moringa oleifera plant and reap its many health benefits.
You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.
A cramp is a sudden, severe, and involuntary muscle contraction or over-shortening; can cause mild-to-excruciating pain, and a paralysis-like immobility. It is frequent in people who exercise frequently, pregnant women and those with certain vitamin deficiencies. But, there are foods that will cure leg cramps naturally.
Hair loss is a big issue, nobody wants to lose something that is such a big part of who they are and their image. Here’s a list of what may be causing your hair to fall out and the top three vitamins for women that help with hair loss.
Lupus or systemic lupus erythematous is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue including: the skin, joints and many internal organs by mistake. While, the underlying causes of this disease are not fully understood, there 2 things you should do that may help keep Lupus flare - ups at bay.
Here is how you fix the nutrient deficiency found in rheumatoid arthritis patients that can suck the life out of you
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles. While, health professionals say that there is no cure for this auto-immune disease, a new study revealed that there is a nutrient deficiency found in rheumatoid arthritis patients that can suck the life out of you, and perhaps may be the cause of this chronic auto- imune inflammation.
You may or may not have heard that chemicals in sunscreen cause cancer. While the debate on that issue continues, science knows one thing for sure: blocking the sun for fear of cancer has been proven not to be a disadvantage to health, according to new research.
Nutrition plays a role in protecting the body against concerns such as cardiovascular disease and weakened immune systems.
Researchers have pinpointed a possible downside to wearing sunscreen that could be linked to the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and even Crohn's disease.
Eczema is a common form of dermatitis ( skin inflammation), which typically appears as an itchy rash on the arms and behind the knees. It can be debilitating, as children's constant scratching habits may cause secondary skin infections, that are more serious. Though eczema is attributed to family history, more often than not it is linked to environmental irritants and food allergies. So, what are the top 5 natural remedies that will help you heal eczema?
People in the modern world lead busy lives, and little time is given to crucial things in life, such as appropriate nutrition. So the lack of appropriate nutrition coupled with life stresses are key factors on why so many suffer from depression, fatigue and other mental health issues. But all of that can be reverted by consuming foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals that can help you treat depression, and increase your energy levels.
Researchers say that larger doses of vitamin C may be associated with a greater decrease in the duration of the common cold.
Researchers say that vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency in infants adversely affects their motor functioning when they are preschoolers.
A new study suggests vitamin D may be more important than known for preventing ulcerative colitis flare-ups.
Researchers have discovered millions of people may be low in the antioxidant vitamin E. The vitamin is difficult to measure in the bloodstream for millions of people with metabolic syndrome. Are you one of the millions of people who needs more of the antioxidant for better health?
The percentage of children and adults with eczema hovers above 10 percent, which translates into tens of millions of people who suffer with this dermatological condition every day. Eczema is a challenge to treat, which is why the finding that vitamin D may be an effective treatment is so important.
Results of a newer study suggests an antioxidant supplement that might help prevent pneumonia in older adults who are non-smoking. Could taking Vitamin E prevent pneumonia? Should you skip your flu and pneumonia shots?
According to new research administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E lowered the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72 percent after they stopped smoking.
In the fall and winter, many begin taking vitamin and mineral supplements to help boost the immune system to prevent cold and flu. Here is one reason why you may want to rethink that decision.
A new Southampton study has shown infants whose mothers had a higher level of a specific type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a decreased risk of eczema at age 12 months.
It has been observed in new research from the University of Otago the vitamin D status of babies may be improved when breastfeeding moms are given monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements.
You know that calcium is important for strong bones, but did you also know that it has a role in brain health as well?
Here’s a warning from the FDA about a dietary supplement that tests reveal is contaminated with lead.
Did you remember to take your vitamin supplements today? Let’s face it: you get busy and distracted and it can be darn easy to forget to take any of your natural supplements unless you set up a system or routine to help you remember.
I started taking supplements when I was 18. I’m not counting the Flintstone or Chock’s chewable vitamins my mother gave me as a kid which was a probably a colossal waste of money as are most supplements. Yet the supplement industry is estimated at approximately 27 billion dollars in revenue.