It is not a myth that good nutrition with adequate amounts of vitamins is essential for good brain health. New research has confirmed an association between vitamin D deficiency and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
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Research has found that there is at times a risk of liver damage from herbal supplements, dietary supplements, over the counter drugs, and prescribed drugs alike.
Women often feel irritable and run down from their periods, particularly if they are heavy. It is generally suggested that aside from adequate rest, good nutrition is essential to help women cope in as healthy a way as possible with their periods. There is sometimes skepticism about the value of supplements to help women who are run down from their periods to feel better. New research shows that iron supplements are very helpful and in fact improve the quality of life of women with heavy menstrual bleeding.
With all the positive press and studies lately, it appears vitamin D is rapidly becoming the super vitamin that everyone needs. A new study published in the June 12, 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health may have just awarded a cape and mask to this popular vitamin, as it suggests optimum levels decrease the risk of premature death.
Strong bones are important for one to maintain a healthy lifestyle and Vitamin D is just the key to ensuring your body absorbs the amount of calcium it deems necessary. People who get too little vitamin D may develop rather soft, somewhat thin, and possibly brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. It is estimated that 1 in every 3 women will experience osteoporotic fractures, while that number is lower at 1 in 5 men.
Although there have been several studies to suggest that depression is linked to low vitamin D levels, a researchers at Columbia University Medical Center warn against rushing out to buy supplements just yet. Their new study, published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, has found no evidence that over the counter dietary supplements reduce symptoms.
On a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz reports that part of his latest fat loss program includes taking the fat busting weight loss supplement Meratrim. Dr. Oz mentions that his recommendation of this supplement is based on a scientific study published in the journal Obesity.
Are you confused about whether or not taking vitamins really does a body good? According to Dr. Oz, not all health professionals are in agreement with a conclusion reached by recent studies that indicate that taking vitamins is a waste of money.
Vitamin D supplements may or may not be of benefit for normal healthy individuals, finds a new study published in the Lancet. But if you suffer from Crohn's disease or colitis that are forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), it may be important to have your vitamin D levels measured.
According to the USDA, the average intake of magnesium by men 19 to 50 years was about 94 percent of the recommended amount. However, women in the same age group were found to be consuming only about 74 percent of the RDA. Considering the health issues connected to low magnesium levels that could spell trouble.
Lupus hits millions of people worldwide and can be a very difficult disease to live with. Young women at the prime of their lives are most often hit with this illness. News that the young and popular pop star, Selena Gomez, who started out her career as a child Disney star, has been diagnosed with lupus, should alert us to the need for more aggressive research into how to prevent and treat lupus, since clearly lupus can hit anyone.
Researchers have discovered how vitamin D might help treat multiple sclerosis (MS) through a newly discovered protective mechanism.
Vitamin D deficiency research now shows that those with Vitamin D deficiency may have a much higher incidence of cognitive impairment than those with normal Vitamin D levels.
Last weekend the FDA announced that USPlabs of Dallas is recalling its OxyElite Pro products because of concerns of reports that as many as 56 reported cases of liver illness - including one death - may be attributed this popular fat burning diet supplement.
There has been a great deal of interest over the years in the value of omega-3 fatty acids for overall good health. Many studies have highlighted the beneficial protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids for serious conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Other studies have raised the possibility that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your brain.
A University of Copenhagen study that resveratrol may undo the benefits of exercise is being challenged by two independent researchers.
If you think taking herbal supplements is safe, it may be time to reconsider.
On a new episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz answers one of the most asked-about questions/complaints concerning his show—“What supplement do I really need to take?
If you are looking for a natural way to lower cholesterol, there are dozens of options, including red yeast rice, which has been somewhat controversial. A new study of red yeast rice and cholesterol fuels the debate over the effectiveness of this natural approach to high cholesterol.
What is red yeast rice?
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that consumers should not use or purchase a vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains two potentially dangerous anabolic st
Vitamin B12 deficiency is often cited as being a nutritional challenge for certain people, including vegetarians and the elderly as well as those with some gastrointestinal disorders.
If you’re prone to depression or have anxiety, taking vitamins and mineral supplements can help by boosting mental energy and a sense of general well-being, according to a panel discussion at the 2
Flavonoids are a category of nutritional substances found in over 6,000 different forms.
Ever notice how those mermaids look so fabulous? Maybe they know something that we don't: Omega-3 fatty acids, found in certain kinds of fish, provide your body with an ocean's worth of health benefits. To help you understand the multiple benefits of these healthy fats, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen explored what omega-3s can do for you in the July 11 edition of the Windsor Star. And be sure to try out the recipe at the end to enjoy these healthy fats as part of a meal.
Researchers report a new performance enhancing ingredient from nutrients that can be found in beets and shellfish that both contain betaine, a substance manufactured in the body that is important f
Silver (particles of Ag) is one of those products that stands with one foot firmly rooted in science and one foot on a banana peel.
Many diet products on the market today claim to be safe and natural, but that’s not always the case, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).