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Magnesium

There’s a strong correlation between sleeping less than 7 hours each night and being short on certain key nutrients. Whether sleep is interfering with your nutritional intake or lack of nutrients causes insomnia (or both!), researchers agree supplementing is a good step toward better health. The optimum amount of sleep falls between 7 and 9 […]

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During winter, bones need a little extra support. Bone density naturally waxes and wanes, depending not just on diet, but on the time of year, what city you live in, how old you are, your race (and other genetic factors), and more. You can’t control everything (like your genes) but you can get ahead of […]

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There are dozens of things you can do to get a good night’s sleep: exercise each morning, turn your screens off an hour before bed, turn all your lights off when the sun goes down, avoid alcohol, avoid caffeine, eliminate light and noise in your room, have a newer mattress and pillow… Very few people […]

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Many doctors will recommend a radical diet change for people who get kidney stones. It’s mostly a long list of things to avoid. And because studies have linked taking a calcium supplement to an increased risk of kidney stones (calcium is one of the most common components of kidney stones), many doctors will tell you […]

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A recent study has made headlines by proclaiming that Vitamin C causes kidney stones—but a closer look shows that the study was flawed, and that there’s more research showing Vitamin C helps prevent kidney stones instead. The argument against Vitamin C is that it causes oxalate production, increasing your risk for the most common type […]

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