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Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Can Be Harmful

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Can Be Harmful What harm can having too little of vitamin B12 do? Consider this: Over the course of two months, a 62-year-old man developed numbness and a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble walking, experienced severe joint pain, began turning yellow, and became progressively short of breath. The cause was lack of vitamin B12 in his bloodstream, according to a case report from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It...

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Heavy Metal Detoxification

Heavy Metal Detoxification Heavy metals (including lead, cadmium, mercury, and the metalloid arsenic) are persistent in the environment and have documented potential for serious health consequences. Heavy metal toxicity may damage: central nervous system cardiovascular system gastrointestinal system lungs kidneys liver endocrine glands bones Fortunately, integrative interventions like selenium and garlic have been shown to decrease the buildup and increase the excretion of toxic heavy metals. Risk Factors for Toxic...

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Signs And Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Signs And Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency Magnesium deficiency, also known as hypomagnesemia, is an often overlooked health problem. While less than 2% of Americans have been estimated to experience magnesium deficiency, one study suggests that up to 75% are not meeting their recommended intake. In some cases, deficiency may be underdiagnosed since the obvious signs commonly don’t appear until your levels become severely low. The causes of magnesium deficiency vary. They range from inadequate dietary intake to loss of magnesium from...

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Polyphenols – What and Why

Polyphenols – What and Why You know how the doctor or nutritionist says that you should eat more fruits and vegetables because they are good for you? Well, it’s not just because they are good for your digestion. It’s largely because of the nutrients and polyphenols in these plants. Your body always needs both macro and micro nutrients to function optimally, fight off diseases, get the appropriate nutrition, boost your immune system, eliminate free radicals, slow down the aging process, reduce inflammation which...

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Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners ZERO-CALORIE ARTIFICIAL sweeteners meant to reduce consumption of sugar are being linked to diabetes and obesity.A new study presented Sunday at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting examined the biochemical effects of artificial sweeteners in rats and cell cultures. Researchers fed one group of rats a diet high in glucose or fructose, different types of sugars, and another group a diet with aspartame or acesulfame potassium, common zero-calorie artificial sweeteners. After three weeks,...

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Magnesium Health Benefits

Magnesium Health Benefits The crucial health benefits of magnesium include solving or preventing osteoporosis, heart attacks, hypertenstion, constipation, migraines, leg cramps, kidney stones, gallstones and more. Magnesium is an essential part of the alternative health approaches of alternative medicine. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, magnesium is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium “helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm...

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Telomere Tips

Telomere Tips Forget “you’re only as old as you feel” or “age is just a number.” Soon, the saying on everyone’s lips might be “you’re only as old as your telomeres are short.” As researchers learn how to naturally slow aging to keep us looking and feeling young, they’re looking at telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that control aging, for the answers. And with possible links to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer, the...

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Stevia VS Sugars

Stevia VS Sugars Sugar — we all crave it. It’s sweet and makes basically everything taste better. If you’re one of the many people who have tried to cut back on sugar, you know how difficult it can be. Some people may even experience withdrawals. This is all due to the fact that when we eat sugar, we become addicted to it. When we eat foods high in sugar, the reward centers of the brain are activated. At the same time, a large amount of dopamine is released. This is what makes eating sugar feel so good....

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Myelin Support to Reclaim Your Brain

Myelin Support to Reclaim Your Brain Myelin is a fatty, white substance that wraps around the end of many nerve cells. Myelin is critical for optimal brain function and mental health.  It forms an electrically insulating sheath that increases nerve condition speeds. In other words, it allows your brain to send information faster and more efficiently, making it absolutely essential for the optimal functioning of your nervous system. So not surprisingly, it plays a key role in determining intelligence and improving cognitive...

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Foods to Unclog Your Arteries

Foods to Unclog Your Arteries If your goal is to restore or maintain a healthy heart, there are a variety of foods that can help to unclog arteries of plaque build-up, lower your blood pressure, and reduce inflammation – the main culprits of cardiovascular illness. Many of the foods on this list contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and soluble fiber which are great not only for your heart, but also to promote healthy skin, hair, hormone production, and nutrient absorption.  You can feel better, have more energy, and improve your heart health without the use of toxic chemicals.

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