Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
Dr. John Morley of St. Louis University explains in his article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Despite the marketing appeal, milk has its drawbacks," why too much milk can be harmful. Based on my age I should be getting 1200 mg daily, the Recommend... Read more
I just started on Levothyroxine for my thyroid, which says not to take it within 4 hours of drinking milk or other high-calcium foods because calcium lowers its efficacy. Up until now, my breakfast has almost always involved milk or cheese, and I'm g... Read more
Powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and detoxifiers can help you. Green tea, onions, and garlic, antioxidants (such as vitamins C and E) are important in helping to reduce and balance blood sugar. Calcium and magnesium and vitamin D. Get calc... Read more
Having a clear understanding of how the enzymes work in my body is a key element for success my weight loss. Enzymes are just a pieces of the digestive puzzle. For enzymes to actually perform thousands of tasks , they need help from vitamins and m... Read more
I'm a sane, rational human being three weeks out of every month. But that one week--and boy, do those around me know when that one week is--each month, I morph into a beast. Incessant cravings, mood swings, fatigue and mild depression--it's no fun at... Read more
When you're constantly plowing through mile-long to-do lists and putting out family fires (the kids are fighting...again; the dog left you a "present" in the living room; you're out of OJ), it's easy to blame stress for whatever... Read more
Like I said before, I'm just a bit of a geek and what keeps me motivated is learning, planning, implementing, tracking, evaluating and so on. I've had high blood pressure for some time now and I have never been able to get excited about any strategy... Read more
For high blood pressure, these are recommended amounts of potassium, calcium, and magnesium
Potassium: (normal is 4700) try for 6000 mg
Calcium: 1200 mg
Magnesium: 420 mg
Getting 200 mg magnesium in two multi-vitamins/day and 450... Read more
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