What’s So Special About Vitamin K2?

benefits of vitamin k2 and where to get it

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is best known for its critical role in the blood clotting process. However, scientists have since uncovered compelling evidence that vitamin K is absolutely essential to building strong bones and preventing heart disease. It appears that the Japanese have long known the power of vitamin K2 to maintain… Read more »

Doctors Declare Magnesium Crucial for Bone Health

Magnesium just as important for bone health as calcium

In an article published earlier this year by The Huffington Post, Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., explained why a lack of magnesium, rather than a lack of calcium, is often the true culprit in age-related bone loss and other chronic health problems. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the human body. More… Read more »

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

may is national blood pressure awareness month

Reducing high blood pressure can lower your risk for stroke and heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 3 US adults—67 million people—have high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure is known… Read more »

Five Super Simple Things Every Woman Should Be Doing for Her Health

5 easy tips for womens health

We get it. You’re busy. You’re running around caring for everyone but yourself. But that can backfire. It doesn’t have to be hard. Just take a few minutes and look at this list. These things are so simple and yet some of them can be lifesaving. 1. Move Your Body – When you’re over-worked, over-scheduled,… Read more »

59 Second Test Can Tell if You’re Sleep Deprived

sleep deprivation quiz

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sleep deprivation is a public health epidemic. Approximately 50-70 million American adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder which can lead to a number of issues including lack of concentration, forgetfulness, increased risk of diabetes and heart disease and even early death. Many of us aren’t… Read more »

Poor Sleep Linked to Cognitive Decline

poor sleep linked to cognitive decline

A study of older men released last week, found a link between poor sleep quality and the development of cognitive decline over three to four years. A team of researchers found that high levels of fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency – but not sleep duration – in older men is associated with a 40-50… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

the right amount of sleep is different for everybody

Sleep needs vary across ages and are easily impacted by your health and lifestyle. To determine how much sleep you need, it’s important to examine your sleep habits and how you’re feeling. A new paper published by the National Sleep Foundation suggests that although there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to how much… Read more »

New Research on Resveratrol and the Fight Against Cancer

resveratrol and the fight against cancer

The potential health benefits of red wine and resveratrol on the human body have been known for some time. According to the National Institutes of Health, adults who drink moderate amounts of red and white wines are less likely to develop heart disease in comparison to heavy wine drinkers or those who do not drink… Read more »

FDA Approves Colonoscopy Pill Cam

PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and FDA approved

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a bite-size camera to help screen patients who have difficulties with colonoscopies. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker, Given Imaging, says. And as… Read more »

The Truth About Vitamin C and Cancer

studies show vitamin c can help cancer treatments

In the 1960’s, two-time Nobel prize winning chemist, Linus Pauling, asserted that high doses of intravenous vitamin C could treat everything from heart disease to cancer. The medical community quickly launched their own investigation, but clinical trials conducted by the Mayo Clinic concluded that high-dose vitamin C was no better than placebo at treating cancer… Read more »