Month: January 2012

Lack of Iodine Linked to Poor Thyroid Function and Weight Gain

Many people suffer from sluggish thyroid performance even though lab tests do not show hypothyroid or subclinical hypothyroid. The failure of doctors to appreciate the importance of optimal thyroid function means that metabolic problems are being ignored even though a constellation of symptoms is obvious.  A new study evaluates thyroid hormone levels within the normal range and …

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How Thyroid Problems Cause Insulin Resistance

The plot thickens. How simple it once was for endocrinologists to identify a few organs, like the thyroid, measure their hormones, and then prescribe hormone replacement when seemingly lacking in them. While this method may have been easier, it was often not very helpful in solving the obvious thyroid problems that many experience. In 1994 …

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesiusm to Keep Yourself Healthy?

Very few people are aware of how vital magnesium is for overall health. After oxygen, water, and food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies, activating over 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for your body to function properly. Studies show that most people regularly take in about half of what they …

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The Top Five Health Benefits of Magnesium

1.* Magnesium may reverse osteoporosis Multiple research studies conducted have suggested that calcium supplemented with magnesium improves bone mineral density. Magnesium deficiency alters calcium metabolism and the hormones that regulate calcium, resulting in osteoporosis. Intake of recommended levels of magnesium is important because it averts osteoporosis. 2. *Magnesium prevents cardiovascular diseases One of the most …

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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Magnesium

1. *Magnesium may reverse osteoporosis Multiple research studies conducted have suggested that calcium supplemented with magnesium improves bone mineral density. Magnesium deficiency alters calcium metabolism and the hormones that regulate calcium, resulting in osteoporosis. Intake of recommended levels of magnesium is important because it averts osteoporosis. 2. *Magnesium prevents cardiovascular diseases One of the most …

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Magnesium Potassium Aspartate

Magnesium is an essential macro mineral that is water-soluble and works with calcium. Decreased levels of magnesium have been shown to be related to high blood pressure, kidney stones, heart disease (especially heart attacks due to coronary artery spasm), fatigue and PMS. Potassium is an essential mineral, absorbed quickly in the small intestine and functions …

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What’s the “skinny” on vitamin D?

Can it help you lose weight? “Vitamin D has long been associated with bone health, and it’s true that it plays an important role in regulating calcium deposition and bone formation, but recent research has also shown that Vitamin D plays an important role in cardiovascular heath, immune system regulation, cancer prevention, blood sugar regulation …

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