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How to Deal with Waning Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testes (although women’s ovaries also produce a smaller amount). It is the defining male hormone, and it plays a primary role in men’s sexual and reproductive health. It also provides muscle mass, hair growth, strong bones, the production of red blood cells, and emotional health. It is also important for prostate health. As men age, beginning as early as thirty, the production of testosterone begins to decline. This decline can impact men in a number of ways. You may experience enlargement of the…

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Diet Healthy Foods Wellness 

The Forgotten Mineral

One nutrient that gets little attention is sulfur. It is sometimes referred to as theĀ “forgotten” mineral. Despite the fact sulfur is present in many foods, many people are deficient. Sulfur is important in healing; when you are deficient you may experience pain and inflammation in muscles and bones. It is important in metabolism; sulfur is contained in insulin, which supports the utilization in the body of sugar from carbohydrates. Ninety-nine percent of the mass of the human body is comprised of six chemical elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and…

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Common Nutritional Deficiences: The Next 6

In our last article, we explained there are eleven common nutritional deficiencies among Americans, and we examined the top five. Even those of us who eat healthy may be vulnerable to deficiencies because of depleted soil, when our food was picked and how long it was stored, and even our own individual biological processes. Here is a look at the next 6 most common deficiencies:

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Common Nutritional Deficiencies: The Top 5

Even if you eat a balanced diet of whole foods, and avoid processed foods, you may not be getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Where your food was grown can influence the nutritional value of foods, as can soil quality and storage time. Your personal metabolism and state of health also affects how well your body uses food. There are 11 common nutritional deficiencies. Here are the top 5: 1. Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency affects people of all ages, especially people who spend little time outdoors…

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Health Studies Wellness 

What the Feds are Saying About Medical Marijuana and Cancer

Even as the federal government continues to hold the line on marijuana laws, classifying the weed as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, it is simultaneously acknowledging the usefulness of medical marijuana in combating cancer. Schedule 1 drugs are those considered dangerous, addictive and lacking in medical merit. Federal government agencies serve many masters. The powerful prison lobby wants drug offenders behind bars. The FDA clients are big drug companies, which do not want medical marijuana competing with their products. Nevertheless, the National Cancer Institute recently referenced unpublicized studies that include…

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Diet Wellness 

Could Your Diet be Making You Depressed?

After decades of depression, Jodi Corbitt, a 47-year-old mother from Catonsville, Maryland, believed she would always have to take antidepressant medication to function. Then, in 2010, she decided to lose some weight. She stopped eating gluten, and within a month her life had changed. She says, It was like a veil lifted and I could see life more clearly. It changed everything. Corbitt had accidentally come across a phenomenon that scientists are just beginning to study: the idea food can impact the mind in the same powerful way it impacts…

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How One Woman Lost 88 Pounds on a Ketogenic-Paleo Diet

A woman who lost 88 pounds in a year was recently showcased on the website, Reddit. She lost the weight using a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic-Paleo diet, between July 2011 and July 2012, without exercising. Even better, she has kept it off ever since. The 5-foot-4 inch Amanda, who hasn’t disclosed her last name, dropped from her original weight of 222 pounds to a slender 134 pounds, without exercising. So of course, people are asking for her secrets. She says she ate between 1200 and 1300 calories daily, combining the principles…

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How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

Diabetes is a journey, and you learn as you go along. If you’ve had the disorder for a while, you probably know what will cause a spike in your blood sugar and how to correct it. If you are newly diagnosed, however, seeing a high number can be scary. First thing: Relax. Stress hormones cause blood sugar to rise even more. Drink a cup of calming herbal tea, breathe deeply, or take a little walk. Now spend a little while thinking about what you’ve eaten recently. It’s even better if…

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