We most often equate vitamins with physical health. But what about vitamins and nutrients for vim and vigor? This week, writers discuss how vitamins and nutrients promote both looking and feeling good. Weight and Low Vitamin D Levels
More than one-third or 35.7 percent of U.S. adults are obese. Writer Diane Dean discusses the connection between low vitamin D levels and obesity and weight gain in older adults and teens. Regardless of which came first (obesity or low vitamin D levels), a link clearly exists! (more...)
Do you know what a telomere is? If you are like the rest of us, you probably don't. Even so, you are being influenced by them on a daily basis. A telomere is a strand of DNA
found at the tip of each chromosome that helps cells divide properly. Telomeres shorten each time they help the cell divide, and when they are gone the cell dies. This process is sometimes referred to as replicative senescence.
While hair loss can be attributed to some medical conditions such as alopecia, it’s also a natural part of growing older. But there are small things you can do every day that may help. Here’s the lowdown on the top 5 vitamins that can help keep your hair healthy, strong, and help to prevent any potential loss.
We have to take the good with the bad, right? With weekend family camping trips, lazy days at the beach, exotic vacations and the heat of summer comes the perils of scorched skin, chlorine-stiff tresses, bare muffin tops, and saddle bags usually concealed behind "clothe's doors."What is the web saying about summer health and beauty? (more...)
Many of us strive for a glowing, youthful, wrinkle-free appearance and may even pay a lot of money to try to keep wrinkles at bay with a variety of lotions and potions. But, did you know that I recent study found that wrinkles may have more to do with diet than any other factor? (more...)
Vitamin D holds many health perks
, like enhancing bone health and perhaps lowering cancer risk. But recent research
shows that it may also play a role in both weight gain and weight loss.According the the Center for Disease Control,
more than one-third of Americans (35.7%) claim an obese status, and, despite efforts, no state has reached the 2010 national goal to lower obesity to 15%. The number of states that contain 30% or more obese residents rose from zero in the year 2000, to twelve in 2010. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. (more...)
Healthy, glowing, blemish-free skin seems to be a goal for many people, considering American’s spent $33.3 billion on cosmetics and beauty products
in 2010 . But no matter how many lotions and potions you apply ON your skin, did you know that healthy skin actually starts from the inside out? Beautiful skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside your body. The right multivitamin or nutrients in your diet can actually do more to keep your skin healthy than many expensive beauty products. An adequate intake of antioxidants, vitamin B-complex, and fish oil will help get you on the right track to beautiful skin. (more...)