July 2015 - Hey Mr. Vitamin

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

There are a wide variety of treatment options for diabetes. In addition to common Western medicine treatments, such as conventional insulinotherapy, there are multiple supplemental and alternative treatments for the condition. Alternative treatments for diabetes can include everything from losing weight to making significant lifestyle changes to taking vitamins and minerals as supplements. Nutritional supplements such as chromium and vanadium can help with diabetes.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Colloidal minerals are derived from shale or clay deposits. Some Native American tribes have used clay as medicine and a southern Utah rancher first promoted clay based products for modern medicinal purposes. Since then, colloidal minerals have gained widespread exposure and are promoted among many factions of the medical industry. It is important to know where colloidal minerals come from and what they are used for before adding them to your health regimen.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Your heart is built to contract multiple times a minute to push blood throughout the body. If the ability of the heart muscle to contract starts to deteriorate, it is the beginning of a condition known as cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can further deteriorate until complete heart failure occurs. The first major link between cardiomyopathy and selenium deficiency came when researchers started looking at Keshan disease in China.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Alzheimer’s disease has risen to be the fourth leading cause of death behind cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. However, Alzheimer’s is often not listed as a contributing factor on death certificates. Research on Alzheimer’s and has found that there may be a link between cholesterol and the increase of people with the disease. One out of every two Americans that reach the age of 70 have a 50 percent chance of getting Alzheimer’s in their remaining lifetime. Since senile dementia is often diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease, there is truth behind these claims. Although a decrease in cholesterol may cause senile dementia, or Alzheimer’s, the symptoms could be reversed by consuming certain nutrients.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

High cholesterol plays a major role in the onset of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States and other serious health conditions. People with this condition are at twice the risk of developing heart disease as people with healthy levels. Approximately one third of American adults have high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol.” As high cholesterol doesn’t have any symptoms, most people don’t know when they should have it checked. As individuals of all ages and backgrounds can have high cholesterol, it’s important to get your level checked on a regular basis. While there are medications on the market, many people opt to use home remedies exclusively or alongside their prescription drugs. Improve the ratio of good and bad cholesterol with exercise or boost good cholesterol levels with capsules that have the same effect as wine. Plant sterols can lower cholesterol level while soluble fiber rich foods help rid your body of cholesterol.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

What causes lower back pain? If you ask doctors that question, you will likely accumulate dozens of answers, everything from falls to poor lifting habits. What you will not likely hear is that the bones in the back may be weakening, making the back more vulnerable to injury. The development of lower back pain can often be traced back to the same causes of osteoporosis. Research suggests that calcium and copper deficiency may begin the process of disk degeneration, which can cause lower back pain and possibly osteoporosis. Further research has also resulted in findings about what causes back pain and how to prevent back pain from occurring.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Attaining long life has been a dream for many people throughout history and glacier water may be one element in obtaining longevity. During the 19th and 20th centuries, explorers and researchers studied cultures around the world. These explorers and researchers found that certain populations seemed to have increased health and longevity. One reason for their long life appears to be the glacier water they used for irrigation and drinking. Understanding who the Hunzas were and the secret of their glacier water can help others attain the dream of longevity.