Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases in the world today. It is caused by genetic mutations that instruct normal cells to grow and divide nonstop. Usually, cells divide to produce more cells so that we can grow and develop. These new cells also replace old and damaged ones.
Your body performs incredible feats every day. It destroys free radicals that cause oxidative damage to your cells and tissues, eliminates waste and toxins, and gears up the immune system to ward off disease and infections.
There is a good chance that you are taking vitamin D supplements. And if you have been diagnosed with a deficiency, it is typical most doctors prescribe dosages that are too high to effectively correct the issue. This over-prescription can then cause other health issues.
Symptoms like fatigue, stress and lack of energy are commonplace in many people’s lives. Blame it on a fast-paced life, unhealthy diet or chronic stress, but feeling rundown and exhausted on a daily basis is a real health issue faced by most of us today. What can you do to boost your energy levels?
Have you been ignoring your oral hygiene? Overlooking the signs and symptoms of a gum disease that may cost you more than the health of your teeth and gums? Did you know that gum disease may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes?
Everyone experiences pain whether in the form of headache, injury pain or menstrual cramps. But living with chronic pain is altogether a different thing. Extreme, continuous pain in the body is typically a sign that something is wrong. And then there is the toll it takes on your mental, physical and emotional well-being.
While all that shimmying on the dance floor sounds like a lot of fun, dancing also carries significant health benefits for your body as well as mind. Regular dancing can help you burn calories, improve muscle strength and endurance, maintain healthy bones and beat stress.
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, making your bones and teeth healthy. Besides this well-known role, there is significant evidence that the sunshine vitamin is actively involved in regulating immunity – and thus helps you fight a range of infectious diseases, reduce the severity of asthma and allergies; and at the same time lowers the risk of autoimmune disorders.
Radiation is all around us. It comes from the rocks and soil, foods, air travel, and technical devices including laptops and cell phones, medical imaging procedures (X rays and CT scans), and microwave ovens. And of course, accidental exposure from nuclear disasters such as what happened in Chernobyl and Fukushima (which appears to be an ongoing crisis), is yet another source of man-made radiation.
Winter season is a time when your immunity needs a helping hand. And if you think adding vitamin C rich foods and supplements to your diet can help, you are, of course, right. But have you also thought about the benefits of maintaining your vitamin D levels within a healthy range?