February 2016 / 5 posts found

Listening To Your Body For Better Health

For many of us, better health does not come naturally. It is usually something we must work on in order to lead healthy lives and have overall excellent health. This means listening to your body and understanding what it is telling you about what is going on inside the body. Here are some ways you can listen to your body so you can have a life that is sustained by good health. Watching The Scale You can listen to your body every time you put on your clothes or when stepping on the scale. Do your clothes fit right? Are […]

Are You at Risk for Developing Osteoarthritis?

by Ross Bryant
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). The three main causes are aging of the joints, obesity, and injury. What are the symptoms? Symptoms can vary widely from patient to patient, and can be intermittent with long pain-free periods of affected knees and hands. The most common symptoms are joint pain, especially with repetitive use of the joint, and it usually gets worse as the day wears on. Swelling and creaking or grating of the joint may be common, and the joint can be warm to the touch. There may be tenderness to the joint when light pressure […]

Benefits of Vitamin B-2

by Ross Bryant
Vitamin B-2, also known as riboflavin, helps to preserve the health of your skin, the lining of your digestive tract, and your blood cells. Riboflavin is recommended to help improve immune function, boost energy levels, maintain healthy skin, hair and nails, and treat certain types of anemia. It is also important in producing energy and hunting down harmful free radicals by promoting the body’s recycling of the powerful antioxidant glutathione. Therapeutically, riboflavin is associated with a lower risk of developing eye cataracts and a reduction in the frequency of migraine headache attacks has been seen in those taking vitamin B-2 supplements. There is […]

Benefits of Vitamin B-1

by Ross Bryant
Vitamin B-1, also known as thiamine, is a key player in the body’s production of energy. Thiamine takes the energy in carbohydrates and fats and helps to regulate the process of converting that energy into a form that is usable by your body. Vitamin B1 is especially vital to the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. Your brain is constantly burning energy. Vitamin B-1 Deficiency Because your whole body needs energy, vitamin B-1 deficiency can affect how your whole body functions. In addition to the nervous system, areas that are particularly sensitive to lack of B-1 include the heart […]

Benefits of Vitamin A

by Ross Bryant
Vitamin A is the vitamin most often associated with good eyesight. More than one generation of children have been told to eat their carrots so that they could see in the dark. It turns out, connecting good vision to eating carrots isn’t far off the mark. Vitamin A, plentiful in carrots and other orange vegetables, is indeed beneficial for the eyes. Vitamin A helps the various parts of the eye, including the cornea, the retina, and the membranes, function as they should. In addition to aiding vision, vitamin A is good for your immune system and reproductive system. It is […]