How to Prevent Osteoporosis

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  • Internationally, osteoporosis affects 1 in 10 women aged 60; 2 in 10 women aged 70; 4 in 10 women aged 80; and two-thirds of women aged 90. Across Europe, the rate of prevalence among men ranges between 6.7% and 6.9%
  • An estimated 34 million Americans also have low bone density, known as osteopenia, which raises your risk of fractures and may progress into osteoporosis
  • Bisphosphonate drugs prescribed for osteoporosis have been shown to weaken bone and cause microcracks that heighten your risk for atypical bone fractures
  • Nutrients that are important for healthy bone growth and strength include vitamin D, vitamins K1 and K2, calcium, magnesium, collagen, boron and strontium
  • Most load-bearing exercises fail to produce sufficient osteogenic load to trigger bone growth. Research suggests the load needed to trigger bone growth in the hip is 4.2 times your bodyweight. Blood flow restriction training is an alternative that not only appears to have a beneficial effect on bone health but is also viable for the elderly and those who can’t lift heavy weights

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11 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies

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11 common nutrient deficiencies include vitamins D, K2, B12, E, and A, omega-3, magnesium, iodine, calcium, iron, and choline  Continue reading

10 Health Benefits Of Eating Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce is such an important Super Food that a Greek island is named after it. Romaine lettuce is a delicious and crispy leafy green. In the United States, it’s primarily grown in California, making romaine lettuce widely available in the country throughout the year.  Continue reading

Apple Cider Vinegar And Baking Soda Mixture Dissolve Kidney Stone Naturally

Kidney stones are relatively common and study indicates their incidence in the United States is increasing in both men and women, but most particularly in women. The reason for this increase is not known, but diet and lifestyle factors for this most probably. Continue reading

Super Energy Kale Soup

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Kale contains more than 45 unique flavonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits Continue reading

Magnesium: An Invisible Deficiency That Could Be Harming Your Health

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Only about 25 percent of US adults are getting the recommended daily amount of magnesium (and even that may not be enough)

Magnesium deficiency may trigger 22 medical conditions, from anxiety to diabetes Continue reading

Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed

Story at-a-glance  Vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease Seniors with severe vitamin D deficiency may raise their risk for dementia by 125 percent As many as 95 percent of seniors are lacking in vitamin D Recent findings suggest levels of vitamin D, below 20 ng/ml increases your risk for dementia I believe Continue reading

How Exercise Helps Strengthen Your Bones and Avoid Osteoporosis, Safely and Naturally

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Certain nutrients, including omega-3 fat, calcium, vitamin D, K2, and magnesium, are critical for strong bones. Your sodium to potassium ratio also plays an important role in maintaining your bone mass Continue reading

The Vegetables that Can Hydrate You more than a Glass of Water

Crunch time: Celery is 96 per cent water – but is also rich in minerals

A new study had found that some fruit and vegetables may hydrate the body twice as effectively as a glass of water – making them a refreshing snack option during the hot summer months. Continue reading

Magnesium—the Missing Link to Better Health

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An estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The health consequences of deficiency can be quite significant, and can be aggravated by many, if not most, drug treatments Continue reading

10 Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers

Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients. Superfoods are natural foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants packed with health giving properties. They are easily digestible and keep the body and mind healthy and working great. These 10 superfoods are essential for babies’ and toddlers’ growing bodies. Continue reading

Food as Medicine: Rooibos Shines as a Potent Defense against Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Hypertension and More

If you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living. Continue reading

A Beer a Day Could Keep the Doctor Away

A recent report in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicates people who drink beer have a 41% lower chance of developing and passing kidney stones. On the other hand, people who drink sugary colas are 23% more likely to experience that Continue reading

Got Prunes? Drop the Milk for This Exceptional Bone Builder

Ask anyone to name the one food that is best for building strong bones and you will, of course, hear overwhelmingly that it is milk. But not so fast – when it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women — and people of all ages for that matter — one researcher says prunes are a superstar for preventing fractures and osteoporosis. Continue reading

More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer

Revealing new data from the charity Cancer Research UK reports that a record number of women under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with breast cancer.

For the first time, more than 10,000 women under 50 were diagnosed with the disease in Continue reading