The Importance of Vitamin D in our Lives |

Added January 4, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Vitamin D

As we are in the deepest depths of the winter in the Northern hemisphere, now might be a good time to resurrect my favorite hobby horse – the importance of vitamin D in our lives. Unless you have spent the whole of a sunny summer outside and stripped down – for example as a gardener, a builder or a lifeguard – you are more than likely to be vitamin D deficient and in urgent need of some supplemental boosting to get ...


How Super Are Oats As A Food? |

Added January 3, 2013, Under: Diseases, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

At this time of the year, when it is winter time in the northern hemisphere, could there be anything more comforting than a warm bowl of porridge oats?  And not only warming, but good for you too! Why oats are so beneficial Studies have linked the beta-glucans found in oats to boosting the immune system which is just what you need during the winter. They also increase a hormone connected to appetite control which is good news for those watching their weight ...


The Importance of Iodine & How Bromine Can Decrease Your Levels |

Added , Under: Diseases, Environment, Health

Iodine deficiency is something we might not think about but it can be an important factor in your health in the same way as is a vitamin D deficiency. Iodine is essential for your body, and is detected in every organ and tissue BUT there is increasing evidence that low iodine is related to numerous diseases, including cancer of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary and prostate - cancers that are more prevalent than ever. But you don't need a lot of iodine – apparently ...


Is the Grayness Getting You Down? How to Prevent Being SAD |

Added January 2, 2013, Under: Diseases, Environment, How To

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, this time of the year can be so gray and gloomy that you also start to feel gray and gloomy. Depending on how far North you live, the hours of day light can be very short so that even if there is some lightness and perhaps sunlight, it is not for long. And that grey and gloomy feeling that overcomes you, well that is actually a form of depression and it has its own ...


How To Avoid The Health Hazards Of A Sudden Air Pollution Incident |

Added January 1, 2013, Under: Environment, How To

  Air pollution incidents and accidents can occur anywhere at any time and if they do, how prepared are you and what should you do to limit any danger and toxicity? You are more vulnerable if you live or work in an urban area especially those areas with large industrial facilities. Air pollution affects everyone to some extent, but it is particularly harmful to children (who tend to be more active outdoors and whose lungs are still developing) and to the elderly ...

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