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Vitamin and Supplements

Quality of life of women with heavy periods is improved with iron supplements

Jun 12 2014 - 9:44pm
Supplements

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.

Optimum vitamin D levels cuts risk of premature death in half

Jun 12 2014 - 6:28pm
Fish vitamin  d

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.

10 Ways to Have Strong Bones and Meet Your Need for Vitamin D

Apr 4 2014 - 10:41am
10 Ways to Have Strong Bones and Meet Your Need for Vitamin D

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.

Vitamin D Supplements Likely No Help for Depression

Mar 24 2014 - 8:19am
Vitamin D Supplements and Depression

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.

What do the Results of a Scientific Study on Meratrim Weight Loss Supplement Really Say?

Feb 16 2014 - 10:21am
Weight Loss

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.

How important is vitamin D for treating Crohn's disease and colitis?

Jan 25 2014 - 10:29am
Vitamin D could have an important role for IBD

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.

Lupus can strike anyone: Natural interventions may help

Dec 28 2013 - 4:05pm
A healthy salmon and veggies meal

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.

Beware of possible harmful side effects of too much omega-3 supplements

Oct 30 2013 - 8:05am
A delicious, nutritious trout meal

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.

Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen Unveil Newest Benefits of Omega-3s

Jul 12 2013 - 1:28pm
Walnuts

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.

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