Calcium

Health Blog: Should Women Take Calcium Supplements …

 … or will it give you a heart attack? 

does taking calcium cause women to have heart attacks?Well, it’s happened again. Researchers released a poorly designed on a particular supplement, and the press trumpeted the supposed health risks associated with it. In reading the news reports and the published study this week, it looks to us that neither researchers nor reporters did their homework.

For Better or For Worse: To Healthcare We Are Wed

With this union comes newlywed jitters, a combination of hope and fear: Will this healthcare overhaul prove a fiscal boon or blunder?  Will we end up increasing or decreasing the overall quality of care available as a whole?  Will we be able to provide health coverage for all without creating a bureaucratic, anti-competitive healthcare system? 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D: no end to its benefits?

There's a reason why vitamin D now outsells vitamin C in some stores. Starting in 2008, a corona’s worth of research began showing vitamin D is good for most everything under the sun. Study after study has come out documenting vitamin D's benefits on everything from colon, prostate and breast cancer to blood pressure and heart disease to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance to psoriasis and dermatitis.1-4

Vitamin D

There's a reason why vitamin D now outsells vitamin C in some stores. Starting in 2008, a corona’s worth of research began showing vitamin D is good for most everything under the sun. Study after study came out documenting its benefits on everything from colon, prostate and breast cancer to blood pressure and heart disease to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance to psoriasis and dermatitis.1-4

Women's Health

Women's health requires certain important nutrients 

What do women want? Well, after they fulfill their goddess role in giving life to a new generation of humans, they certainly do not want the “baby blues,” aka post-partum depression.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics: probiotics' buddy

Just when you thought probiotics was becoming a household word, now you need to learn prebiotics – pre, as in before. Prebioticis, as in, this is what the probiotics need before they can properly become self-actualized. 

Probiotics, you'll remember, are beneficial bacteria that inhabit your intestinal tract and confer positive health benefits, most notably digestive regularity and immune health.

Think of prebiotics as the lunchbox for probiotics.

Calcium

Calcium builds strong bones

Calcium is an age-old ingredient, with not much new to say – who doesn’t know that calcium builds strong bones, right?

Not so fast. Postmenopausal women are routinely advised to take calcium supplements to avoid osteoporosis – loss of bone density. Only recently has evidence cemented the proposition that calcium intake in childhood and adolescence can help prevent osteoporosis later in life.1 

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