Still “Weighting” to See Results?
Very often we may be doing all of the right things and still wondering why we are gaining weight from one week to the next. However, some thing we may see as our best friend may also be the culprit: water. There are a variety of factors that may cause water retention such as: Dehydration: […]
Healthy Body, Where Have You BEEEEEEEEN?
Better Blood Flow, Better Skin, Better Eyesight are just a few of the benefits that accompany sufficient supplementation of Vitamin E in your diet. Just as Vitamin E increases blood flow to the skin, it also increases blood flow to the scalp leading to healthier hair growth. This nutrient is a great antioxidant that essentially […]
Feeling a bit irritable lately?
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a functional diagnosis with symptoms that include abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and altered bowel habits including diarrhea and constipation. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the causes of IBS, or the signs and symptoms; while there are many factors that play a role in IBS, one area of promising […]
All foods are derived from a plant or animal source; they are grouped into families according to their origin. Many people find that they are sensitive to, or have a reaction to, certain food sources. Someone who is allergic or sensitive to milk will most likely experience a reaction to other sources that are derived […]
Vitamin A and Weight Loss
Vitamin A is integral in immune function, reproduction, and vision; normal function of many organs depend on this nutrient so it is very important to achieve efficient levels for optimal wellness. Vitamin A has a derivative known as retinoic acid that has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and boost metabolism. Increased insulin sensitivity helps […]
PCOS Affecting Women
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, occurs when the ovaries over produce male hormones. At least 15% of women are affected by this condition and it is thought to be hereditary. Excess facial or body hair Acne Weight gain and difficulty losing weight Irregular periods or none at all Depression Decreased insulin sensitivity Infertility Lifestyle modification […]
Build strong bones with the right moves
There are plenty of good reasons to lift weights as part of a regular workout routine. Increasing muscle mass and tone makes nearly every physical activity easier to do, it helps avoid unwanted fat gain, it improves athletic performance and it can dramatically improve self-confidence and self-esteem. But one of the best reasons for women to […]
Selenium Benefits for Thyroid
Selenium is a mineral found naturally in food that is very beneficial in protecting people from various diseases caused by aging. Selenium is especially important in thyroid function, because it is necessary to synthesize selenoproteins. Selenoproteins regulate production of the thyroid hormones, protect the thyroid from the effects of stress within the body, and are […]
REM Sleep Increases HGH Level
Human Growth Hormone, or HGH, is secreted by the pituitary gland, a pea sized gland located at the base of the brain. HGH secretion is not a continuous flow like many other hormones, such as cortisol and testosterone, but instead as a pulse. These pulses are induced by exercise and the rapid eye movement, or […]
HGH and Staying Lean
HGH or Human Growth Hormone is largely known for it’s anti-aging effects, this hormone is responsible for cell growth and renewal. Levels are highest during puberty, but drop quickly in the early 20’s for both men and women. Many people can benefit from its use, especially as they age, as it improves healing time, sleep […]