Do you suffer from restless legs syndrome? Researchers have puzzled over the cause of this curious condition for decades with little explanation for why some people simply can’t keep still at night. Continue reading
Each step on the stairs is like a cattle prod to your knees. Bending over to tie your shoes shoots waves of pain from your fingertips to your spine.
When you’re suffering through a painful bout of rheumatoid arthritis, you stop twirling through your days with the grace of Ginger Rogers, and start lumbering along like a stiff– Continue reading
Are you one of the millions of Americans who notices a throbbing pain in their toe, knee, or elbow after they eat a big steak dinner or have a tall glass of beer? If you are, then it could be related to this nasty culprit: gout.
Gout affects six million Americans and, as baby boomers age, the number is expected to rise. Continue reading
Vitamin D is extremely important to your health. You’ve likely heard a lot about it-that it comes from the sun and you should try and get as much of it as you can-but many are still unsure as to why it’s so essential.
Vitamin D plays a multi-faceted role in the overall functioning of a healthy body. It strengthens bones and muscles, kills harmful bacteria in the mouth, and has been shown to have positive effects on chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer. Furthermore, it allows a host of other vitamins to effectively do their job within the body. Vitamin D works in unison with other vitamins Continue reading
One of the more popular ways we cope with stress is to reach for a snack. Sugary or salty treats like chocolate and chips are regular fixtures of “stress eating.” The truth is, most of the things we reach for when we’re feeling stressed actually exacerbate the problem.
When you’re feeling stressed, the body releases a hormone called cortisone, Continue reading
New research has shown probiotics can benefit bone density, according to a study from Michigan State University.
Probiotics, the “good” bacteria found in yogurt and a long list of supplements, have already been shown to have a number of health benefits. Previous research has shown that certain strains of probiotics can lower Continue reading
Australian clinical researchers have identified widespread Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women as well as a very strong association between low Vitamin D levels and gestational diabetes.
In a retrospective study of 147 women from a gestational diabetes clinic at Westmead Hospital, 41% were shown to be Vitamin D deficient.
Not only that, the lower the Vitamin D, the worse the women’s blood sugar control – measured through a test known as the ‘HbA1c’, which averages blood sugar levels over the preceding two months. Continue reading