Do you experience joint pain? I encounter many people who do. Some are runners or other physically active people of all ages whose athletic activities put stress on their joints -- especially the knees. Others spend too much time sitting and their inactivity results in stiffness and joint discomfort; and others suffer with arthritis which they often attribute to the aging process. As I write in my recent post on Heart Health, "getting older" does not have to mean not feeling well, or in this case, being in pain.
There are still a lot of people -- including physicians -- who feel that you should get all the nutrients you need from the food you eat and that nutritional supplements are a waste of money. While I agree that you "should" and in an ideal world you "would" get everything you need from your diet alone, the fact is that you don't. With busy lives, eating on the run, and foods that are lacking in nutrients many of us are overfed and undernourished; making wise supplementation with high quality supplements a must for good health. Watch the video below and read the post which is shared courtesy of Shaklee Health Wise.
I think it's safe to say that most of us experience digestive challenges like bloating and gas from time to time which can be uncomfortable as well as embarrassing! When we pay attention to the signals our body is giving us and make adjustments we can usually resolve the issue; however when we ignore signals, they tend to become louder until we have to pay attention. In the case of digestive health, when issues remain unresolved, they can lead to Acid Reflux, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), Colitis and Crohn's Disease. In this week's webinar on Digestive Health, -- see link below -- you'll learn how dietary changes and wise supplementation can correct imbalances and prevent serious disease.
I often tell others that when it comes to the safety and efficacy of nutritional supplements, you are at the mercy of the company behind them. If you take nutritional supplements to help you achieve and maintain optimum health, you want to know that they are pure, safe and effective. Unfortunately not all nutritional supplement manufacturers engage in the serious scientific research required to insure that a product is needed by the human body and will not do harm; and then formulates it in a way that is in harmony with nature and good health. In addition, there is a lot of mislabeling and contamination in the nutritional supplement industry.
Below, Dr. Chaney talks about the GNC/DMAA scandal which I followed for quite a while and couldn't help but feel that even if I wasn't purchasing the product in question, I simply would not want to use my consumer dollars to support a company that sold questionable products and refused to pull them off shelves as soon as problems were discovered. I have used and trusted products from Shaklee Corporation for myself and my family and have confidently recommend them for 23 years. Click here to learn why.
Study after study shows that optimal levels of Vitamin D are associated with improved health and lower incidence of disease. So a recent study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and published in Anticancer Research that states "Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient" comes as no surprise. What is surprising is that something as simple and inexpensive as Vitamin D can make such a big difference in overall health and mortality. I agree with experts who say that if you could only take one supplement, it would be wise to make it Vitamin D3. Below are excerpts from a recent Grassroots Health article on the Breast Cancer Survival study as well as a link to the full Anticancer Research published study.
Earlier today I had the opportunity to connect with a dear friend who has been dealing with heart health challenges for the past year or two. What I heard in my friend's voice was discouragement that despite excellent medical care -- including surgery to repair blockages, stints and medication -- he just doesn't feel well and his quality of life is not what it should be.
You've probably heard about the "yoga mat" chemical -- azodicarbonamide -- that has been found in Subway sandwich bread. If not, or even if you have, listen to Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" deliver the story in his informative and entertaining style. See link below.