Israeli doctors are literally growing bones outside of the body, which can be transplanted into patients, permitting them to walk again! Continue reading
Walnuts benefit your heart, brain, bones and more. Here’s why you need to eat more of them.
Strength training is an integral part of any well-rounded exercise program, regardless of your age or gender, and you’re never too old to begin Strength training produces significant Continue reading
Today I’ll finish off this three-part series on the troubles seniors face with nutrition. I’ll be covering what your primary needs are, how your nutrition needs change as you age, and where you can go for assistance.
Seniors have different nutritional needs than other people. Even if you’re in great shape, it’s still important Continue reading
The heartbreak of heavy metal
Q: A friend recently mentioned “heavy metal toxicity.” What is that, and what does it do?
Dr. Wright: For one thing, heavy metal toxicity is Continue reading
No one ever talks about the health benefits of organic sulfur.
It truly is the forgotten mineral – yet the third most abundant in your body. Only phosphorous and calcium can be found in higher quantities. Did you know that sulfur is present in every living organism?
Even the United States Food and Nutrition Board has neglected sulfur; its last update on organic sulfur’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) was more than twenty years ago.
Why is this a concern? Because your body needs organic sulfur, Continue reading
- Vitamin K2 is an important fat-soluble vitamin that plays critical roles in protecting your heart and brain, and building strong bones. It also plays an important role in cancer protection
- The biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, Continue reading
Did You Know…
… that pomegranate can help alleviate the pain and discomfort of arthritis and other rheumatoid conditions? Continue reading
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans detail the types and amounts of physical activity needed for maintenance of good health. A new paper has broken them down into what we all need to know about exercise:
— Adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate- intensity exercise, 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both. For greater health benefits, increase levels to Continue reading
Although I don’t drink much soda (or, as they call it where I grew up, “pop”), I do enjoy drinking sparkling, or carbonated, water and often recommend it as a healthful alternative to soda. But several of you have written with concerns that drinking carbonated water might be bad for you.
Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?
Sure enough, I did a quick Internet search and found several websites warning Continue reading
Magnesium makes more than 300 chemical reactions in the body occur, and the importance of which stretches to all corners of the body.
Your body contains about 25 grams of magnesium and more than 60% of that is found in your bones, while nearly 30% is housed within your muscles. Magnesium is one of the few essential nutrients in which we are often deficient — particularly older adults. For this reason, Continue reading
The never-ending advice to cut back on salt fails to give the whole story on this misunderstood substance. In fact, if you don’t get enough of the right kind of salt, you may be sowing the seeds of your own health destruction. Continue reading
Many people today still adhere to the misguided belief that nearly all fats are bad, and that the best way to stay slim and healthy is to cut fats, whenever possible, from your diet. On the contrary, fats are an absolutely vital component of any healthy diet as they aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, as well as feed the brain, heart, liver, lungs, bones, cells and nervous system the nutrients they need to function properly. Continue reading
Calcium is one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market, largely because of the widely circulated mantra that mega-doses of this mineral are essential for building and maintaining healthy bones. Continue reading
Kaiser Permanente study suggests significant height loss may indicate more serious health problems Continue reading