We are starting to see a shift from treating diseases solely with pharmaceutical drugs to a more integrative approach which focuses on a combination of diet, drugs and vitamin supplementation .
This article focuses on making nutritional changes to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and manage it from a different angle. Specifically, the author highlights vitamin B supplementation and the positive effects it has on reducing rising homcysteine levels in patients with Parkinson’s, which can ease some symptoms of the disease.
How important is the role of diet and supplementation in managing your health?
Share your feelings with us in our comments section and read more here: Epoch Times: Parkinson’s Disease and Nutrition
An interesting article in The Huffington Post has scientists delving into the guts of an Amazonian tribe to unlock the mysteries of how the human gut proliferates absent of modern nutritional influences brought upon by industrialization and urbanization.
Comparing the gut flora of this hunter-gatherer tribe to a community from Norman, Oklahoma, the scientists were able to see the path that the modern gut has taken as society and the world around us has changed and developed. The differences could provide insight into improving our modern day, urbanized immune system.
Exciting news for healthcare providers from the tech world: Apple and IBM have created three new iOS apps to lighten the load on nurses and hospital administrators by streamlining their access to patient records among other innovative capabilities.
Read more about the new apps here: mHealth News: Apple and IBM unveil new apps for nurses
World Health Day is marked every year on April 7th. This year the focus was on food safety, and the following five tips to a healthier lifestyle are shared below:
1. Reduce your intake of red meat
2. Eliminate fast food and junk from your diet
3. Wash your fruits and veggies
4. Thoroughly cook your food
5. Exercise in conjunction with a following a healthy diet
What positive changes will you be making for a healthier lifestyle? Share your food for thought with us!
Did you know that a variety of foods affect our vision?
It’s not simply about crunching on carrots anymore. A meal comprised of colorful fruits and vegetables is integral in keeping our eyes healthy and even improving our eyesight. Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr. James McDonnell, highlights specific nutrients that maintain eye health including, Omega-3. Lutein, and Vitamin D3.
According to Dr. McDonnell, preventing age-related macular degeneration, reducing retinal inflammation and improving vision are all positive effects of vitamin D3 supplementation.
To learn more about the other essential nutrients, read more: U.S. News & World Report:Eat Right to Protect Your Sight
Scientists are in the initial testing phases of a pill that tricks the body into burning fat even without the presence of a meal. If this were to come to fruition the entire weight loss game would change.
Would you take a pill like this?
I’m not so sure I would…share your thoughts.
Probiotics may not just be for tummy troubles anymore. New research shows probiotics may have the ability to keep your skin clear and pimple free. This author has noticed a difference in her skin when taking a daily probiotic. What about you?
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Apple’s HealthKit may soon be a part of your health care system. They’re not just attracting the large hospital and medical groups, smaller hospitals and medical groups are interested in the prospect of the kit as well. With our smart phones playing a huge role in our daily lives, it makes sense to integrate this type of technology into our health care systems.
It seems we need to be continually reminded about the importance of vitamin B12. So, here are 7 more reasons:
1. Energy Booster
2. Enhances Digestion
3. Maintains Healthy Skin
4. Mood Booster
5. Aids in Prevention of Certain Cancers
6. Reduces Incidence of Certain birth Defects
7. Assists Hepatitis C Treatment
Get more details here: Bold Sky: 7 Reasons why Vitamin B12 is Important
We know Coenzyme Q10 plays a vital role in ATP synthesis and our overall aging, but could it help our skin look younger and healthier? It’s possible.
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