According to the Journal of Nutrition almost 45 percent of Americans have inadequate intake of zinc in their diets. Worldwide, more than 15 percent of people are zinc deficient. The problem is very common in Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia.
Top Questions About Newborns Answered
January 29 2018
If you’ve got a newborn, you’ve probably got questions. Here, I answer the ones I get most frequently as a pediatrician.
How to Keep Your Dog or Cat Healthy
January 26 2018
Do you remember when your pet first came home to you? Of course you do! Adding a family member is a thrilling time filled with discovery, play, and more advice than you probably know what to do with. From food to preventive care to training tips, new pet parents find themselves inundated with ways to successfully transition their new addition into their busy lives.
How to Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season
January 24 2018
Here we are again: heading into good ol’ cold and flu season. While you may not be able to avoid other people and children who are sniffling and coughing, you don’t have to be one of them! There are a lot of steps you can take to support and boost your body’s immune system to keep you strong and healthy.
Home Remedies for Dry Hands
January 23 2018
Soothe dry hands with a few home remedies.
A Quick Guide to Propolis
January 22 2018
Propolis is the resinous substance collected by bees from the leaf buds and barks of trees - especially poplar and conifer trees. The bees utilize the propolis along with beeswax to construct the hive. Propolis has antibiotic activities that help the hive block out viruses, bacteria, and other organisms. Commercial preparations appear to retain these antibiotic properties. In addition, according to test tube and animal studies, propolis exerts some antioxidant, liver protecting, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties.
A Quick Guide to Berberine
January 15 2018
Berberine is an alkaloid found in many plants, but most notably in goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), barberry (Berberis vulgaris), Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium), and goldthread (Coptis chinensis). These plants have a long history of use in a long list of health conditions. Many double-blind clinical studies with isolated berberine have shown significant success in the treatment of acute diarrhea, the irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated blood lipids, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.
Soothing Headache Balm
January 9 2018
Help alleviate a headache with this homemade balm.
A Quick Guide to Biotin
January 8 2018
Biotin is a member of the B vitamin family even though it can be produced by bacteria in the gut. It functions in the manufacture and utilization of fats and amino acids. A biotin deficiency in adults is characterized dry, scaly skin; nausea; anorexia; and seborrhea. In infants under six months of age, the symptoms are seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap), persistent diaper rash, and alopecia (hair loss).
Natural Feminine Care and Hormonal Support
January 5 2018
Hormones pretty much rule our world. They play a role in our mood, sleep cycle, energy levels, food cravings, weight fluctuations and obviously our reproductive cycle.
The Top 11 Supplements in 2017
December 29 2017
People worldwide are choosing to focus on health, wellness and preventive medicine. As a result, supplements sales have flourished. In 2017, more than $133 billion dollars of dietary supplements were sold worldwide. By 2022, it is predicted that worldwide sales will reach more than $220 billion.
14 Health Benefits of Pine Bark Extract
December 22 2017
A potent antioxidant, pine bark extract was originally used by indigenous people of North America and Asia as a medicinal herb. French expeditioner Jacques Cartier, who claimed Canada for France, reportedly used pine bark extract in 1535 during his expedition as a treatment for scurvy, a condition due to insufficient levels of vitamin C intake.
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