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Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Recommendations, Guidelines, for Vitamin D, Calcium Levels - AARP Bulletin

A report from the Institute of Medicinesetting new guidelines forvitamin D and calciumincreases the recommended level of D but actually maintains the same or decreases the recommended levels for calcium.

Most Americans and Canadians, the report states, are getting enough vitamin D and calcium, although older men and women may fall short.

The long-awaited 2010 recommendations update those set in 1997.

New research shows vitamin D slashes risk of cancers by 77 percent; cancer industry refuses to support cancer prevention

Exciting new research conducted at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska has revealed that supplementing with vitamin D and calcium can reduce your risk of cancer by an astonishing 77 percent. This includes breast cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and other forms of cancer. This research provides strong new evidence that vitamin D is the single most effective medicine against cancer, far outpacing the benefits of any cancer drug known to modern science.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

To Go Or Not To Go Herbal, That's the Question....

Many people nowadays are turning to “organics” and “naturals” otherwise known as herbals.  The rising popularity of herbal supplements has created a new fad if not a new health lifestyle.  Here are some things you may want to consider about what this means.

What is the difference between a drug and a dietary supplement?

According to the definition, set by The Food and Drug Administration in different countries, drugs are chemicals that can prevent, prolong your life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body.

Herbal supplements are not classified as drugs but as dietary supplements. The main difference continue Click Here

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

About Clinical Depression

Experts from the field of psychiatry say that depression is a mental illness that is often characterized by prolonged periods of sadness and melancholy.

But just because one person is moping around and just generally hating the world around him or her, doesn't mean that it's already depression. But, if this kind of behavior, the feeling of emptiness, loss of self-worth and absolutely no hope for happiness just goes on and on, then, yes, that individual is very much, indeed, depressed.

Still, there are various types of depression, from Manic or Bipolar depression - characterized by sudden and extreme changes in one's mood wherein one minute he or she is in an elevated state of euphoria while the next minute (day or week) he or she is feeling to be in a personal hell. Postpartum depression - characterized by a prolonged sadness and a feeling of emptiness by a new mother wherein physical stress during child birth, an uncertain sense of responsibility towards the new born baby can be just continue click here