Health Science Updates

The Role of Vitamin A for Immunity

The Role of Vitamin A for Immunity

Jan 4th 2019 Posted by MDR

More and more articles are showing the importance of nutrients for maintaining immune health. With aging, immunity against disease can decrease, leaving you more vulnerable to infections.New research shows that we have over 100 trillion bacteria in our gut. Some of these bacteria regulate our immune response by adjusting a protein that activat …
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The health benefits of Vitamin D

The health benefits of Vitamin D

Jan 4th 2019

What is Vitamin D?Vitamin D is produced by the body as a response to sun exposure. It can also be found in food and supplements. Vitamin D is not a vitamin, but a pro-hormone. Vitamins are not created by the body and must be consumed. In contrast, vitamin D is synthesized in our body when sunlight hits our skin.Getting vitamin D though sun exp …
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How to boost your immune system

How to boost your immune system

Dec 22nd 2018 Posted by MDR

Your immune system protects you against viral and bacterial invaders that could make you very sick. With the weather changing and so many people exposed to each other’s germs, staying healthy can be a challenge.Here are a few tips to make sure you sail through the winter in great health.1. Get plenty of rest. Being sleep deprived can weaken your i …
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Surprising Health Benefits of Greens!

Surprising Health Benefits of Greens!

Dec 21st 2018 Posted by MDR

With all the scare in the news recently about contaminated lettuce, many people have chosen to skip eating their salads. Romaine was the only contaminated variety, and, after a short time the problem should be over. But, in the meantime to be safe, you can eat many other forms of lettuce, and you should. Here’s why:Researchers at the Karolinska In …
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Don't Make These Dangerous Mistakes!

Don't Make These Dangerous Mistakes!

Oct 12th 2018 Posted by MDR

You may try to eat right, exercise and hope to live past 100, but are you at risk from injuries you could prevent?Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall in the United States. Slipping in and out of the shower is a major cause of falls that result in broken bones and head trauma.Take a few safety precautions:  When you step into …
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