If your daily workouts are exhausting, you probably need more magnesium. Women who are on the pill or taking estrogen in any form would be well advised to eat more magnesium -rich foods such as un-milled grains, figs, almonds, nuts, seeds dark green vegetables and bananas. If you are an insulin-resistant diabetic, eating a magnesium-rich diet can help lower your blood pressure. Magnesium works best with vitamin A, calcium and phosphorus. Magnesium combined with calcium, ca
Are you experiencing these symptoms? Stuffy runny nose, clear thin discharge from the nose, or thick yellow or green discharge from the nose, sometimes tinged with blood, sneezing and /or coughing pain over bridge of the nose. Your may be suffering from sinusitis. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses(the hollow chambers in the bones around the nose). Caused by an allergy-or a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Other signs are characterized by pain below the eyes
Retard the aging process. Lower cholesterol levels. Decrease risk of atherosclerosis. Help protect against heart disease and stroke. Reduce the risk of all types of cancers. Help slow down progression of Alzheimer's disease. Aid in suppressing the growth of tumors. Help the body detoxify carcinogens. Protect eyes from macular degeneration, a disease that causes vision loss. Aid in defending the body against damage from cigarette smoking. Help protect against chronic obstructi
The liver is the largest solid organ of the body and weighs about four pounds. It is an incomparable chemical plant. It can modify almost any chemical structure. It is a powerful detoxifying organ, breaking down a variety of toxic molecules and rendering them harmless. One of the prime functions of the liver is to produce bile. Bile contains salts that promote efficient digestion of fats by detergent action, emulsifying fatty materials. Take care of your liver and it will t
The pancreas is about six inches long and is nestled into the curve of the duodenum(part of the small intestine). Its cell clusters secrete insulin, which accelerates the burning of sugar in the body. Insulin is secreted into the blood, not the digestive tract. The larger part of the pancreas manufactures and secretes pancreatic juice, which contains some of the body's most important digestive enzymes-lipases, which split fats; proteases; which split protein; and amylases, w
The root of Stinging Nettle, a prickly plant, is reported to have diuretic properties enabling the body to get rid of toxins, has been found to be quite helpful in the treatment of benign prostate enlargement. Indications that it may also aid in the treatment of arthritis, gout, and eczema. Additionally, the leaves of the plant-freeze dried-may help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever. Stinging Nettle as a supplement, comes in the forms of extract and capsules.
One in four dogs develops cancer and approximately 50% of dogs over ten years old die from cancer. A dog with a healthy immune system is the least likely to get the disease. Dogs and cats need antioxidants as much as-if not more than- people do. They are exposed to chemicals more intensively than most humans because they are shorter and breathe in greater concentrations of floor and lawn chemicals. Don't forget about the chemically treated flea collars and unhealthy snacks th
Oxidation is what happens to metal when it rusts or an apple when it turns brown. Unstable oxygen molecules called fee radicals steal electrons from other molecules in an attempt to become stable. In the process, the free radicals damage cells, shortening their life span and speeding up the aging process. Once oxidation begins it can be hard to stop. The consequences range from infections to various degenerative conditions including heart disease, arthritis and cancer. Poll
Enzymes, which can be purchased as supplements, can help your own digestive system assimilate the foods you eat. Bromelain, for instance, is a digestive enzyme from pineapple. Cellulose is an aid to digesting vegetable matter and breaking down food fiber, Hydrochloric acid (HCL) works in the stomach on tough foods, such as fibrous meats, vegetables, and poultry. Betaine HCL is one of the best forms available. Lipase assists in fat digestion, and mylase dissolves starches s
Age, lack of exercise, and chronic constipation are contributing factors to varicose veins. Watching your diet and exercising regularly can do a lot toward preventing them. Vitamin C 500 mg. twice daily has been found to help, along with 400-800 IU vitamin E.