Promote bone health and lower osteoporosis risk by incorporating these essential nutrients and minerals into your diet

While losing bone mass is part of the aging process, some people lose too much bone mass or do not replace lost bone mass fast enough. This condition is called osteoporosis, and it’s more common in postmenopausal women but can also affect older men. Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease because bone loss occurs without any symptoms. You … Continue reading Promote bone health and lower osteoporosis risk by incorporating these essential nutrients and minerals into your diet

Calcium levels in the heart a potential biomarker for heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A serious and often fatal condition, heart disease is caused by cardiometabolic dysfunctions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and obesity. However, a recent study published in Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that excessive levels of calcium … Continue reading Calcium levels in the heart a potential biomarker for heart disease

Magnesium and osteoporosis: 10 Reasons why magnesium could prevent osteoporosis

Magnesium is an essential mineral that promotes overall well-being. Meeting your daily requirement of magnesium — by eating magnesium-rich foods or taking supplements — also helps keep your bones healthy and prevents the onset of osteoporosis. Research conducted in the U.S. and Europe has found that magnesium helps prevent osteoporosis in both men and women. The (US) … Continue reading Magnesium and osteoporosis: 10 Reasons why magnesium could prevent osteoporosis

Relieve osteoporosis pain with these natural remedies

Osteoporosis affects bone health. If you have the condition, you are at high risk of fractures, even while doing normal activities like walking or standing. Osteoporosis also causes painful symptoms, which you can relieve naturally with treatments like acupressure or by taking supplements. (h/t to SteadyHealth.com) Vitamin D for muscle spasms and bone pain Keep your … Continue reading Relieve osteoporosis pain with these natural remedies

9 Natural ways to prevent osteoporosis

Those at risk for osteoporosis and looking to prevent the condition can do so by following a healthy diet, supplementing with calcium and vitamin D, and exercising regularly. While none of the remedies below is a silver bullet for osteoporosis, they’re not linked to any adverse effects, unlike commercial medications. Dietary intervention and nutritional supplements Your body needs calcium … Continue reading 9 Natural ways to prevent osteoporosis

Women’s health and osteoporosis: Boost bone health and prevent fractures by following a healthy diet and supplementing with vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D are essential for boosting your bone health. But did you know that there are guidelines for supplementation if you are female and have osteoporosis? Postmenopausal women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or are at risk of the condition require calcium and vitamin D. In a study for The Women’s Health Initiative, researchers observed 36,282 postmenopausal … Continue reading Women’s health and osteoporosis: Boost bone health and prevent fractures by following a healthy diet and supplementing with vitamin D

How can quercetin benefit muscle health?

Quercetin is one of the most abundant flavonoids found in food. It is extensively studied due to its various biological activities that are beneficial to human health. These activities include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antihistamine. Recently, studies have emerged demonstrating the ability of quercetin to attenuate indicators of muscle damage. To determine how quercetin can affect smooth muscles, researchers from … Continue reading How can quercetin benefit muscle health?

Reasons to eat chia seeds, the fiber-rich superfood

Chia seeds are popular among health buffs for a reason. This superfood is tiny but packed with many vitamins and minerals. Eating chia seeds can also boost your heart health. The nutrient profile of chia seeds Chia seeds refer to the tiny black seeds of the plant Salvia hispanica, which is related to mint. In ancient times, Aztecs … Continue reading Reasons to eat chia seeds, the fiber-rich superfood

The effects of quercetin on intestinal and vascular smooth muscle

In this study, researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada investigated quercetin and its effect on gallbladder smooth muscle, in particular, if it could relax gallbladder smooth muscles. The results of their study were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Quercetin is a phytoestrogen and a flavonoid that can relax intestinal and vascular smooth muscle.The researchers used an … Continue reading The effects of quercetin on intestinal and vascular smooth muscle

Be proactive about your heart health today by understanding how a heart attack happens

A heart attack can be a life-changing event. If you manage to survive a heart attack, it can have dire consequences for your overall health and well-being. The key to preventing a heart attack from occurring in the first place is understanding how and why it happens. What causes heart attacks Plaques are small collections of cholesterol and calcium that form … Continue reading Be proactive about your heart health today by understanding how a heart attack happens