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Vitamin D for Kids with Eczema

Vitamin D for Kids with Eczema

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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A daily vitamin D supplement might be helpful for children with eczema that gets worse in the winter. A recent study included 107 kids between the ages of 2 and 17, all with atopic dermatitis that flared up in cold weather. The children were divided into two groups — those who received 1,000 IU of […]

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The Skinny on Fat: More of the Good, Less of the Bad

The Skinny on Fat: More of the Good, Less of the Bad

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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Here’s the good news: Over the last three decades, we Americans have cut our intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats. The bad news? We’re still not consuming enough of the healthy omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) found in fatty fish. A recent report, which looked at surveys that polled […]

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Improve Your Mood with Selenium

Improve Your Mood with Selenium

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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A recent study from New Zealand finds that maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with a reduced risk of depressive symptoms in young adults aged 17 to 25. Study authors found that both too low and too high levels of this trace mineral may have a detrimental impact on mood. […]

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Sip Green Tea for Memory

Sip Green Tea for Memory

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits for short-term memory. Japanese researchers recently found that two grams per day of green tea powder daily for three months benefited elderly nursing home residents, aged 88, on average, with cognitive dysfunction. This study adds to growing evidence of the benefits […]

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Flavoniods: The Key to Healthy Aging?

Flavoniods: The Key to Healthy Aging?

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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Flavones, flavanones, anthocyanins, and flavonols — flavonoids, or plant chemicals found naturally in fruits and veggies such as oranges, berries, onions, and apples — may boost healthy aging in women. A Harvard study reports that women with the highest intake of flavoniods during middle age were most likely to experience healthy aging, which study authors […]

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Arthritis and Obesity Trouble Older Women

Arthritis and Obesity Trouble Older Women

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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A healthy, balanced diet and exercise obviously go a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight. But if you’re trying to lose weight, a variety of nutritional supplements can offer support.

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Selenium for Your Skin

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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Before you go out in the sun, protect your skin from its harmful rays by taking your multivitamin. Research shows that higher blood levels of the mineral selenium may reduce the incidence of skin cancer by about 60 percent.

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Celiac Patients Can B Healthy

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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A recent study finds that B vitamin supplements reduce the risk of developing very high levels of homocysteine in people with celiac disease and, according to researchers, “should be considered in disease management.”

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Many Americans are Deficient in Vitamin D

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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Deficiencies of the “sunshine vitamin” are linked to conditions ranging from rickets to heart disease and diabetes, and a new study finds that most of us aren’t getting enough.

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Warm Hands, Warm Heart

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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Holding a hot cup of coffee may lead you to judge a stranger as a “warmer” person, specifically in terms of kindness and generosity, than if you were holding a cup of iced coffee.

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