Natural Health

6 Vitamins & Minerals for Bone Health

6 Vitamins & Minerals for Bone Health The bad news is, if you’re 30 years old, your bone density is already started to decline. Considering our lifespan now is around 75 to 80 years, that’s pretty scary. Why? Because over half our lifetime will be spent with less and less bone density.

The good news is, proper nutrition can help slow, and even stop, bone loss. Starting a diet program that is rich in bone supporting nutrients is key to avoiding bone loss from becoming a critical issue. Let’s take a look at some of the best nutrients and vitamins to preserve and build your bones:

Vitamin B12

This vitamin is responsible for creating new blood Continue reading

The Benefits of a Liver Cleanse

The Benefits of a Liver CleanseYou’ve probably heard of a colon cleanse. Now, we are going to discuss what benefits you can receive from a cleansing of the liver. Should you do it? After reading about some of the benefits below, you decide.

The colon is cleansed to remove all of the gunk that has accumulated there. It is said that many people have at least six pounds of undigested red meat in their intestines. Yuck! Cleansing removes this food that can cause the digestive system to move slowly and you to feel bloated or worse.

The liver can stand to have a cleansing from time to time as well. It is a filtering gland that produces bile to remove toxins and break down food. When we consume unhealthy foods and beverages, the liver has to work that much harder to keep our blood clean. Continue reading

Aging Eyes Deserve a Nutrient Boost for Better Health

Aging Eyes Deserve a Nutrient Boost for Better HealthAs we age, one issue most of us have to face is diminished eyesight. Age related loss of vision due to macular degeneration, cataracts, or glaucoma can be attributed to damage on a cellular level. Antioxidants found in certain vitamins and minerals help fight the free- radicals that are wreaking havoc throughout the body, including the eyes.

You’ll find supplements on the market designed specifically to keep your eyes healthy. Some actually claim to slow macular degeneration and restore eyesight. However, these specialized products can be expensive.

Without spending a lot of money, you can most likely find a less expensive multivitamin which contains the exact vitamins and minerals that are proven to help with eye health. Be sure to check the ingredients in your Continue reading

The Humble Onion – More than Just a Flavor Booster

The Humble Onion - More than Just a Flavor BoosterOnions might be best known for their smell and how they make you cry when cutting them, but did you know that onions have healing powers as well?

Onions contain sulfur compounds and a flavonoid called Quercetin, both of which help the body remove, repair or reverse certain ailments. They also have antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

More ways onions can help improve your health include: Continue reading

Apple Cider Vinegar – Good for What Ails You

Apple Cider Vinegar - Good for What Ails YouMany people tout the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. It promises to cure everything from from indigestion to warts. It’s said to provide antifungal and antibacterial properties as well as immune-boosting benefits.

You can use apple cider vinegar both internally and topically for a variety of ailments. It helps to detoxify your body by cleansing your kidneys and remove toxins from your body by allowing your liver to function optimally.

Here are some conditions it can reduce or eliminate altogether by taking orally:

Aids Digestion – apple cider vinegar is a fermented product so it promotes the healthy bacteria inside your intestines making you better able to digest your food. Continue reading

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