Low Vitamin D levels are very likely limiting your running performance, and may compromise your health. As runners, we want to do everything possible to perform well and have a great season. We are meticulous about our training schedules, hydration, sleeping habits, etc. Yet many times we fall short when it comes to nutrition.
Archive for June, 2013
For those undergoing medical treatment due to different types of cancer, radiation therapy is often prescribed. Radiation uses high potency X-rays to try and kill cancer cells, though often this treatment can have detrimental side effects and greatly lower the body’s immune defenses. There are quite a few natural remedies shown to combat the effects of radiation therapy and help the body maintain vitality and strength, here are six.
If you wish to experiment with homeopathic medicines, here are ten medicines that are used for common ailments. These medicines should be taken in the 6th or 30th potency. Generally, if there is minor pain or discomfort, you should take the medicine three times a day, stopping once health has been restored. If there is more severe the pain, you can consider taking the medicine every one to three hours, decreasing the doses as symptoms are reduced.
Probiotic supplement increases a person’s vitamin D level by more than 25 per cent, finds a study. This is the first time that a link between oral probiotic supplements and absorption of the bone strengthening nutrient is being established; the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 increased circulating levels of active forms of vitamin D.
Daily iron supplementation reduced risk of low birth weight and anemia in pregnant mothers, according to new research from Harvard University. The meta-analysis, published in The British Medical Journal, examined results from 48 randomized trials and 44 cohort studies totaling more than 1.8 million women from around the world.
In a study involving 198 subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) who were followed prospectively for an average of 2.3 years, personal reported sun exposure was found to be inversely associated with depression and fatigue.
Consuming green tea may improve blood sugar management, according to a meta-analysis of 17 randomized clinical trials.
Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have published the first study on adherence to eight World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) lifestyle recommendations and aggressive prostate cancer that shows a significantly decreased risk of highly aggressive prostate cancer associated with closer adherence to the recommendations. The recommendations provided desirable ranges of body mass index, physical activity, foods of low caloric density (under 125 kilocalories per 100 grams of food), fruits and non-starchy vegetables, salt, legumes and unrefined grains, and red meat consumption.
Would it surprise you to learn that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actually considers insufficient sleep a public health epidemic? This is because insufficient sleep can cause chronic health conditions, motor vehicle crashes and other serious consequences. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you might be feeling frustrated and tempted to take sleep medication as a solution. But before you jump on the Ambien band-wagon, try these one of these six simple tips to help your body fall asleep naturally.
As we try to keep up with hectic activity demands by consuming more caffeine, sugar, and other energy “boosters” we become more frazzled, get less quality sleep, and add more chronic stress.