Dairy Plus Vitamin D for Healthy Bones

Milk – it does a body good, right?  It is well known that dairy products are essential for healthy bones by helping us meet our daily calcium requirement.  But you could drink 8 glasses of milk a day and it wouldn’t matter without vitamin D to help your body absorb the calcium. Researchers from Harvard… Read more »

Top Five Tips for Healthy Sun Exposure

The sun can be both good and bad. There’s no question that it can be a danger to your skin. The ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the sun is a known carcinogen. But moderate sun exposure may have benefits for your health, including stronger bones, better sleep, improved mood, and a healthier immune system. When you continuously shield yourself from the… Read more »

Lack of Sun Exposure Leads to Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is important for immune system health, and we get it from the sun. That’s why some scientists argue that protecting yourself from UV rays is detrimental to your health. For the last 30 years or so, dermatologists, health officials, beauty experts and companies have shunned the sun. They’ve told us to avoid it… Read more »

Inflammation? Avoid These Foods

When you are in chronic pain, your body is in an inflammatory state. What you eat may not only increase inflammation, it can also set you up for other chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Here are four foods you should avoid to decrease inflammation. Saturated Fats – Several studies have shown… Read more »

Short Term Back Pain = Long Term Problems

We’ve all suffered from occasional back pain.  Perhaps a day of yard work or heavy lifting has left you wincing in pain.   However, a recent study published in The Journal of Pain suggests that the short-term back pain you feel now could be a precursor to long-term pain and disability. The study followed roughly 500 people… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Get in Shape

  When the US Department of Health and Human Service’s introduced guidelines for physical activity in 2008, they included specific recommendations for older people.  The guidelines encourage all Americans to engage in some sort of physical activity to stay in shape. For optimal health, they recommend a total of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity… Read more »

True or False – Exercise and Aging

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up on exercise.  But a lot of people do – just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercise on a regular basis.  Many people assume that they’re too out of shape or sick or tired or just plain… Read more »

Ten Allergy Fighting Foods

If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, chances are you’ve tried your fair share of over-the-counter and prescription medications in attempt to find relief.  But no one likes walking around feeling their head is disconnected from their body, as if often the case with those solutions.  There is something else you can try.  You may be… Read more »

Men – You Need Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral needed by every organ in the body including the heart, muscles and kidneys. It is found naturally in foods and available as a supplement. Adults normally have approximately 25g of magnesium in their body, at least half of which is stored in the bones and the rest in soft tissue. Magnesium… Read more »

IBS – Benefits of Vitamin D

A new study from the University of Sheffield has found that vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms.  In the United States, it is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of the adult population suffers from IBS symptoms, yet only 5 to 7 percent of adults have been diagnosed with the disease. IBS is… Read more »