From the monthly archives:

June 2014

You Need A Multivitamin!

June 23, 2014

Occasionally, studies come out saying you don’t really need multivitamins. Mostly, these studies are looking at the quality of vitamins you can buy at the grocery store—unreliable ingredients, low quality ingredients, lots of fillers. But a high quality multivitamin will ensure you get all the nutrients you need. (Which you can only get from a […]

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In a promising study, mice with ALS lived longer and had improved locomotor function when they were given a copper compound. Copper is a necessary trace element—you get it from foods like molasses, nuts, beef liver, and and cocoa—it helps with iron uptake, collagen production, and several other mechanisms. Your body is already used to […]

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Lots of studies have shown that Vitamin D is important for your health, and now a new study adds a finality to that: low Vitamin D levels in people age 55 were associated with twice the risk of death from all causes when researchers did a follow up 9 years later. The upshot is that […]

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West Nile, Lyme Disease, CHIK-V, there are a lot of bug borne illnesses spreading this summer. Make sure you take all the right steps to avoid getting sick! Prepare Your Home: -Clear bushes and wild grass away from areas where people and pets play so it’s harder for ticks (and rodents who carry them) to […]

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About one-third of older Americans take heart medication, but the side-effects may be causing a chain-reaction of other health problems. Mature men are less likely to exercise if they take statins. It’s horrible, because exercise is just as important, if not more important for maintaining good cardiovascular health. And as we age, exercise helps to […]

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