What is gout? It is a form of inflammatory arthritis. Gout develops because of irregular uric acid from faulty purine metabolism. This condition develops in the feet first because it affects small bones. Flare-ups are the times when a patient experiences acute pain. Remission occurs when a patient does not experience any pain or … [Read more...] about 10 Answers to Important Gout Questions
When discussing B12, one of the most important facts is that the body does not make or store it. Consumption of animal-based foods and/or a supplement is necessary. As the American diet worsens, the need for supplements increases. Limited testing exists for this deficiency, and they often miss a correct result. B12 deficiency symptoms range from weakness, … [Read more...] about 9 Important B12 Deficiency Symptoms
Holiday indulgences aren't always autoimmune friendly. A healthy diet, adequate amount of rest and an overall balanced lifestyle are recommended for all of us. But for those living with autoimmune disease, a season marked by decadent meals and running around visiting family and friends can make getting through each day a physical and mental challenge far superior to that of an … [Read more...] about Autoimmune Disease? 6 Expert Tips for the Holiday Season
Zinc lozenges are a popular cold remedy, but this unheralded mineral can do so much more. Zinc is required for more than a thousand different chemical reactions in the human body, which gives it a wide range of health benefits: Zinc is essential for a healthy immune system, which helps ward off colds and other illnesses. Zinc plays a key role in healthy cell division, which … [Read more...] about How To Know I Need More Zinc
Q: I have been hearing a lot about magnesium lately. Why is it so important and how much should I take? – Kim V., Goleta, GA Lower Magnesium in American Diet A: Magnesium intake in the average American diet has declined dramatically in the past 100 years. Boiling vegetables causes a 50-percent magnesium content loss. Brown rice loses 80 percent of its magnesium … [Read more...] about Magnesium: How Much do I Need?
Three strategies to improve your cardiovascular health. Last week, the American Heart Association (AHA) published a bold statement: Nearly half of American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease (heart disease). The statistic came from a new report published in the AHA’s journal, Circulation, which reported its annual update on the disease. Half is a huge … [Read more...] about Half of Americans Have Heart Disease: Reduce Your Risk Factors
Holistic strategies to decrease your risk based on the latest research. Getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, doing some type of regular exercise, limiting alcohol, managing stress, eating a plant-based diet, and avoiding toxins in food and skincare products all help to prevent breast cancer. But recent research offers some additional advice. Maintain … [Read more...] about Natural Breast Cancer Prevention Tips
Our 206 bones do more than just keep us standing, walking, and singing through life. They also protect our organs, harbor bone marrow, and store minerals such as phosphorus and calcium. But just like your muscles, bones require maintenance work. Here’s how to keep them healthy for the long run. Human bones don’t come ready at full strength. Instead, our bone density starts … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis: Risks, Prevention & Management
Magnesium: This unsung gem of the supplement world might just be the workhorse of your medicine cabinet. Find out how. Last spring, I met with a nutritionist friend to chat about what dietary changes might alleviate stress, improve sleep and maintain stable blood sugar levels. Her number one suggestion? Magnesium. And in the months since I’ve upped my intake through natural … [Read more...] about Is Magnesium the Miracle Mineral?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that without changes in diet and exercise habits, one in three Americans will develop type 2 diabetes. The good news is that most cases can be prevented. The disease used to be called adult-onset diabetes because it was rare among people under age 30. But the name was changed as incidence soared among younger … [Read more...] about 7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Sugar