Many people are body conscious and that is especially true when they are pregnant. Perhaps more important than worrying about your appearance is worrying about your health and the health of the unborn child. That is why prenatal yoga is becoming one of the most popular things that you can do during the time that [...]
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Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for human health. It is also known as cobalamin1. This vitamin is important for producing red blood cells and DNA as well as working along with your nervous system. It is found in animal products, such as fish, meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs. There are also [...]
Most people would be considered calcium deficient, especially if they do not get enough dairy in their daily diet. It tends to be a problem for individuals who are vegan or lactose intolerant and if you fall into one of those categories, you're probably not getting enough calcium every day. The guidelines for calcium are [...]
The University of Maryland Medical Center1 has the following to say about omega-3 fatty acids: "Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive [...]
Tooth decay and cavities are associated with the erosion of tooth enamel and dentine. A number of experiments demonstrate how deficiencies in your dietary intake, especially during the development of your teeth can impair the structure of the tooth. Those dietary deficiencies may also increase your risk of experiencing tooth decay. The following three vitamins [...]
As living microorganisms, probiotics are able to provide health benefits when you include them in your diet. You can find them in supplemental form and in fermented foods. Studies have shown that probiotics can improve heart health, digestive health and immune function among providing other benefits1. Other studies even suggest that probiotics may help you [...]
Psoriasis is classified as an autoimmune skin condition that involves the immune system triggering the skin cells to quickly grow. As a result of the condition, people suffer from scaly, red patches of skin. Those dry patches typically occur on the knees, elbows, or scalp, but it is possible for them to appear anywhere on [...]
It seems as if more and more people are suffering from food intolerances and as a result, we are all more aware of what we put in our stomachs. Now that we understand more about the digestive process and we have become painfully aware of any sensitivities we may have. Some experts are claiming that [...]
Approximately 2% of the population suffers from magnesium deficiency, officially known as hypomagnesemia, but according to one study1, up to 75% of all Americans are not getting the recommended intake of this important mineral. The deficiency can be under-diagnosed because the signs are not as easy to recognize until your magnesium levels become very low. The [...]