Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in energy production, DNA synthesis and metabolism of glucose in the body. It is mainly found in such foods as dark leafy greens (spinach/broccoli), nuts (almonds, cashew, peanuts, etc.), avocados, brown rice and black beans. Unfortunately, a large number of Americans have insufficient levels of magnesium in [...]
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It’s common knowledge that regular physical activity is good for you and can help with all sorts of bodily problems both physical and mental, but did you know that almost every facet of the body benefits from getting regular exercise? Studies have shown that regular bouts of activity (at least 5-6 hours a week at [...]
Cancer can be a life-threatening disease that can develop in almost any part of the body. According to the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health, roughly 1.3 million Americans were diagnosed with some variety of cancer in 2016 and over 410,000 people lost their lives to the disease. While survival rates are [...]
Albert Einstein stated it best when he defined insanity as repeating the same mistake and expecting a different outcome. Are you a chronic dieter? How many different weight loss strategies, exercise gadgets, and special supplements have you tried? After spending countless amounts of money and energy on fruitless strategies it should become obvious that there [...]
Contrary to popular belief, it is not the types of nutrients (carbohydrate/fat/protein) that you eat that leads to weight gain. It is simply the quantity. Carbohydrates won’t make you any fatter than if you ate the same amount of calories in protein or fat. In fact, fat won’t even make you fat if you consume [...]
Death is an inevitable reality for human beings (unless scientists do something amazing). Most of us have a healthy respect for death and fear a premature meeting. Many people, however, take risks with their health despite its relationship with death. They feel that life is too short to avoid behaviors and activities that they enjoy. [...]
Osteoporosis is a condition in which a person’s bone density and strength are decreased which can lead to an increased risk of fracturing or breaking bones. A person can be at increased risk for developing osteoporosis or it’s prelude osteopenia as they age, take certain medications (such as steroids, anti-depressants, anti-seizure or ulcer prescriptions) or [...]
Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica can be very painful conditions often described as a literal pain in the butt. Additionally, the pain can occur in the hip, down the back of the leg to the side of the foot and anywhere in between. These two conditions are similar in that they can be caused by compressing [...]
Many pharmaceuticals are similar to duct tape. They act as a great temporary fix but are not a solution to the real problem. If you took your vehicle with a leaky water hose to a mechanic to be repaired, what would you think of a mechanic that simply wrapped duct tape around the leaky hose [...]
Which would you prefer, a car with a full gas tank or an empty gas tank? Your answer is most likely a full gas tank. Did you know that your body has a gas tank? It does. The fuel that your body stores is carbohydrate. Carbohydrate is your body’s gasoline. It is the fuel that [...]