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Vitamin D Guide: Deficiency, Benefits, & Supplements

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Sunshine does more than lifts spirits and tans the skin. It also gives us the power of Vitamin D and all its benefits. We will cover those benefits below along with what supplements you could use to get your daily dose of Vitamin D if you can’t get outside. Dosage Recommendations from the US Institute of Medicine suggest that an average daily intake of 400–800 IU, or 10–20 micrograms, is adequate for 97.5% of individuals. It is possible to take to much of vitamin D, so please speak to a health professional before taking more than the recommended dose. Deficiency… Read More »


Is Vitamin D The Best Supplement For Treating Psoriasis?

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What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease of the skin which causes the life cycle of the cells to be accelerated. This leads to the formation of scales and red patches (sometimes purple), and they are itchy and painful, and the affected area may flare up due to certain environmental factors. It also affects the joints, making them swell up and sore. The disease is persistent; this means it reoccurs. It can occur in an isolated area on the skin or can even cover the entire surface. Psoriasis can be caused by genetically transmitted diseases which affect the immune system and is not… Read More »


Staying Active With Osteoporosis

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An osteoporosis diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of an active lifestyle. In fact, exercise, together with proper nutrition, is often recommended as a way to help increase bone mass, therefore, preventing fractures in the future. As Dr. Leslie Morse, assistant professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and a physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, writes in Harvard Women’s Health Watch, “Bone tissue responds to day-to-day signals, and when you stop moving, it gets the signal to start removing bone, so it’s important to stay as active as you can.” So you know your diagnosis and understand you… Read More »


7 Ways to Protect Your Hair and Nails While Swimming

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Swimming is a great low-impact, total body workout that is a great way to stay in shape. However, spending too much time in the pool can have negative effects on your hair and skin. Caused by chlorine and other chemicals, your hair and skin can become dried, damaged, brittle, and in some cases, your hair can even be bleached green. Luckily, these adverse effects are easily avoidable by following these seven prevention steps. Protect Your Hair and Skin Coconut Oil Applying coconut oil to your hair before swimming is a great way to protect it by adding a layer of… Read More »


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