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Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

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Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

You or a Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Low Bone Density. Now What? The first thing people think when they hear "low bone density," is "osteoporosis." However, low bone density is actually a condition called osteopenia (low bone mass), which can develop into osteoporosis if bone loss continues.1 What you can do right now: Educate yourself Learn how to stop the loss of bone mass Learn how to build bone density What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones.” Osteoporosis is a disease wherein the bones become fragile from losing their bone density resulting in decreased bone strength. The...

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Vitamin K2 with D3: a Synergistic Duo in Bone Health

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Vitamin K2 with D3: a Synergistic Duo in Bone Health

Bone Health and Various Touted Elixirs I've noticed different commercials touting various elixirs for bone health...you know the ones: people “of a certain age” looking "amazing," (cue the dreamy background music) effortlessly prancing and dancing the light fantastic toe – usually in a beautiful faraway land to which you may have always wanted to travel. They're well-dressed and are having a FABULOUS time without a care in the world (and most certainly not worrying about their bone health)...but then reality hits as you suddenly realize the droning voice underneath all the merriment is listing a seemingly endless litany of all...

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Dehydration: Water, Electrolytes and Healthy Rehydration

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Dehydration: Water, Electrolytes and Healthy Rehydration

How many times have you heard that so-and-so was “hospitalized for dehydration,” and then after expressing concern, you hear the nonchalant response of, “Oh, s/he's fine, s/he was just dehydrated!” And then you end up thinking, “Well, why didn't so-and-so just drink some water?” or “How does that happen?” or “Could that ever happen to me at some point?” The reality is that dehydration can cause serious complications, and can lead to coma, and even death.1 Be aware, that in elderly people, dehydration occurs often because the perception of “being thirsty” is decreased as one ages;2 it can also happen...

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Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress and Premature Aging: Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself

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Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress and Premature Aging: Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself

Perhaps you've heard of “free radicals,” know they're bad, but have no idea what they really are. If that's the case, read on! Another thing called “oxidative stress,” a by-product of an overload of free radicals (which speeds up the aging process), is something you need to understand as well in order to make sense of it all. What's a Free Radical? To put it simply: “Free Radicals are harmful molecules that damage the body.”1 These molecules are made by the body when the body encounters various toxins. Free radicals are associated with speeding up the aging process, and degenerative...

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Zika Virus – Protecting Yourself

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Zika Virus – Protecting Yourself

Updated July 10, 2019 The Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne virus spread from the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito (which also spreads the dengue and chikungunya viruses). The Zika Virus can also be sexually transmitted. If a pregnant woman becomes infected with the Zika virus, it can cause the baby to be born with a condition called, microcephaly. Microcephaly is a condition wherein a baby's head is significantly smaller than normal because of underdevelopment of the brain.1 "Zika virus infection poses many unknown risks, especially to those of reproductive age." – Catherine Y. Spong, M.D., Acting Director, NICHD2 Zika...

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