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Vital Facts on Vitamin D

The significance of maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D is becoming clearer through emerging research. There is now mounting evidence that higher levels of vitamin can help prevent the following:

Colorectal cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Endometrial cancer
Prostate cancer
Skin cancer

Additionally Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be associated with the following:

Heart Disease
High Blood pressure
Type 1 Diabetes
Multiple sclerosis
Autoimmune disorders
Vitamin D3 […]

Infertility and Lifestyle Factors

Overweight, smoking, alcohol, drugs, caffeine, stress are shown to be related to infertility. While lifestyle factors alone do not entirely explain or account every case of infertility, they are significant nevertheless. Stress reduction for instance has been shown to relate to normalized levels of GnRh, FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone, blood pressure and improved pregnancy rates. Overweight and related increased levels are associated with increased testosterone and lack of ovulation. Also the elevated […]

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean diet confers health benefits which are being studied. For instance Olive oil contains polyphenols that are shown to lower blood clot risks by decreasing the stickiness of platelets. These polyphenols also act as anti-inflammatory.

The Mediterranean diet which contains extra virgin olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids from fish confer anti-cancer, anti-heart disease, anti-diabetes, anti-osteopenic […]

Age of Women

It is estimated that the number of women over 65 will more than double in the next four decades. The number of women over 85 years will triple and the number of women over 85 and over 90 will increase even more. This is partly due to the baby boom generation,partly because of better socioeconomic […]


Antioxidants counter the oxidative harm caused by reactive oxygen species which are damaging to the cells in your body. Oxidative stress is caused by normal oxidative metabolism by giving rise to free radicals which create the changes characteristic of aging. Some of this is natural and some of it is due to extrinsic factors such […]

Optimal Diet

The Modified Mediterranean Diet provides many health benefits. It is based on plant foods.

EXCLUDED: meats, sweets, flour,fat, corn syrup and butter.

INCLUDED:Fresh vegetables, olive oil, legumes, nuts,(walnuts, pecans, almond and hazelnut), seeds, fresh fruits,herbs and spices.

Fresh fish, onion,garlic, tomato are also included.

For frequency, portion size and menu ideas there are many resources. This diet allows the […]

Avoid Alcohol

Some alcohol users have hid their use and abuse of alcohol even from their family members. Sometimes family members and friends are enablers and complicit in this. Hiding alcohol use is very common. In fact, this could remain secret for quite some time. Because routine physical exam can not detect this, doctor visits will not […]