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How to prevent unwanted side effects of antibiotics

Sometimes, pharmaceutical antibiotics are necessary to eradicate bacterial infections. While most side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc. aren’t serious, some of the stronger antibiotics do come with a risk of more severe side effects. When taking pharmaceutical antibiotics, here … Continue reading

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Study: Daily vitamin D improves heart function

A recent study has found that daily vitamin D3 supplementation can improve heart function in people with chronic heart failure. In the study, researchers gave one group of patients 4000IU of daily vitamin D, and gave the other group a … Continue reading

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Healthy children, naturally

Did you know, a recent study showed that children given vitamin D daily were less likely to catch the flu (influenza A)? And that children taking probiotics were half as likely to develop eczema (atopic dermatitis) than those who didn’t? How … Continue reading

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Optimal pregnancy: steps to a healthy, full-term baby

Ever wonder why some women sail smoothly through pregnancy? Want to carry a healthy baby to full term and reduce the risk for pregnancy-related complications? It turns out that what you do during pregnancy has a huge impact on your pregnancy … Continue reading

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Calcium and lactose intolerance

Calcium is an essential nutrient necessary for the development and maintenance of strong bones, teeth, muscles and nerves. It is also helpful in preventing heartburn, premenstrual syndrome and other ailments. For adult women and men, you should aim to get 1000mg … Continue reading

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Rebuild your immunity- naturally

  Getting sick again and again? Had one too many cold sores lately? Frustrated that your child is catching every bug at school? Here are some ways to strengthen and rebuild your immune system: 1) First things first. Make sure you are … Continue reading

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(Anti) aging naturally- part 2

In the previous post, (Anti) aging naturally- part 1, telomeres and their role in biological aging were discussed. Telomere shortening or dysfunction has been linked with the development of diseases, including cardiovascular illness, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. But just … Continue reading

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Study: Vitamin D in pre-teen girls protects from bone injuries

A new study reveals that girls and young women who get lots of vitamin D through their diet and supplements are half as likely to suffer a stress fracture as those who don’t. Stress fractures are small cracks in the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: are you deficient?

Vitamin D is touted as the new “wonder vitamin”. Not only do our bodies need vitamin D to absorb calcium for strong bones, but studies now show that people with low blood levels of vitamin D may be at a higher … Continue reading

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