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?
Vitamin D3 is not only for bone health. A healthy body relies on a strong immune system. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in your immune health. Skin converts sun rays into vitamin D. Depending on the time of year or region, access to sunlight may be limited. That is, when a balanced diet and supplementation are important. Vitamin D … [Read more...] about Vitamin D3 is Essential to Your Immune System
Your immune system is one important key to good health. Common as they are during winter months, colds and flu aren’t inevitable. That’s especially true once we reach our late 20s or early 30s, when the immune system becomes most effective against these types of bugs. Although resistance starts to drop after age 80, most of our lives should be relatively free of … [Read more...] about Your Immune System: 6 Natural Ways to Make it Stronger