Vitamin D Deficiency is a world problem. Researchers agree that at least one third of the world is vitamin D deficient, and some scientists believe that the percentage is even higher. November 2, 2013 is Vitamin D Day -- a day to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world problem. I am on a mission to spread the word about the importance of getting your vitamin D blood levels up to 40 to 60 ng/ml for optimum health, immunity and disease prevention.
If we are blessed with a long life, we certainly want it to be a healthy one, right? Below are 18 "secrets" that I found on a WebMD slideshow -- with a few "extras" from me. Some of these "secrets" will sound quite familiar, but others just might surprise you!
Welcome to "Wellness Webinar Wednesday." Each week, I'll be sharing a recorded health/wellness audio or webinar presentation that you can listen to at your convenience. Please feel free to visit www.simplesolutionsforhealth.info for a list of recorded audio presentations and webinars on a variety of topics and listen to those that are of particular interest to you. Take advantage of my "Learn & Earn" program to earn free Shaklee products. I decided to launch "Wellness Webinar Wednesday" with a presentation on Heart Health. Let me know if you have topics that you would like to see featured. Click here to join the "Secrets to a Healthy Heart" webinar and share this information with others who might benefit. Thank you!
I don't know about elsewhere, but here in the U.S., there is an incredible amount of focus on sickness and treatment -- TV, radio, billboard and print advertisements, disease awareness months, colored ribbons, walks, runs, etc. All this "awareness" can produce an underlying sense of fear and helplessness; and while it may send people running for screenings -- which may be early detection but are not prevention -- does it really promote optimal health and true disease prevention? When we take responsibility for our health and actively engage in a lifestyle that focuses on optimum health, we gain a sense of empowerment. The following article by Helen Saul Case, author of "The Vitamin Cure for Women's Health Problems", and reprinted courtesy of Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, offers "Simple Steps to Better Health" that do require some effort, but as Helen points out, they sure beat the alternative!
In numerous studies, a blood serum Vitamin D level of 40 to 60 ng/ml is associated with reduced breast, colon and other cancers as well as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers, pain and more. According to Dr. Cedric F. Garland of the Moores Cancer Center and UCSD School of Medicine, new cases of breast and colon cancer as well as 75% of breast and colon cancer deaths could be prevented with higher vitamin D serum levels. Listen to Dr. Garland below.
The incidence of chronic disease such as cancer and heart disease starts to increase around our 50th birthday. In this part one of three posts, courtesy of Shaklee Health Sciences, you'll learn why this happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
(Take the quiz: How Fast Are You Aging and don't miss Steps to Slow Aging Naturally.)
Have you ever noticed that some people appear to be aging much faster than others? Scientists are learning that we may actually be able to slow the aging process by changing some of our unhealthy habits. In part 2 of this series on aging -- don't miss Aging Well for a Healthier Life and Steps to Slow Aging Naturally -- courtesy of Shaklee Health Sciences, you can find out what your aging speed might be by taking a quick quiz.
The thousands of studies that have been done on aging are beginning to point to one inescapable conclusion: we may be able to modify our aging process by changing what we consume and how we live. In this third and final post on aging -- see Aging Well for a Healthier Life and Steps to Slow Aging Naturally -- courtesy of Shaklee Health Sciences, you'll learn what you can do to slow down your aging process.
Have you ever fallen for that trick question? The truth is that 5 pounds of muscle and 5 pounds of fat weigh exactly the same -- 5 pounds! Where 5 pounds of fat and 5 pounds of muscle differ is in the amount of space they take up. See below for a great visual; then you decide which 5 pounds you would rather have!
Our Medical Affairs and Health Science Team of highly respected physicians, nutritionists and scientists at Shaklee, not only make sure that our products are consistently pure safe and effective, but also are available to provide information and answer questions that may arise. In addition, we have colleagues like Dr. Steve Chaney, a scientist who separates the facts from fiction when it comes to sensational headlines and the spin that the media often puts on scientific studies. Below are links to three of Dr. Chaney's recent "Health Tips From The Professor." Please share with others who might benefit. Subscribe directly at http://www.healthtipsfromtheprofessor.com and get a free copy of "The Three Things Every Successful Diet Must Do."