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Eating for Better Immunity, Part 1

Nothing trumps eating well for improving one’s immune system response and overall health. mango-papayaA diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables speeds up the rate at which humans heal, fight off infections like colds and flu, and even decreases one’s risk of becoming ill in the first place. Raw whole foods are loaded with antioxidants – vitamins, minerals and enzymes that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals – and many other nutrients that increase immunity and boost overall good health. …

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How to Live Longer By Eating Nuts

eating-nutsBy Tomer Harel

Have you ever heard that eating nuts helps your heart keep healthy? Learn how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help reduce your cholesterol when eaten as part of a balanced diet. There’s increasing acknowledgment that consumption nuts, as part of a healthy diet is excellent for your heart. Nuts, which contain unsaturated fatty acids and added nutrients, are a great snack food, too. They’re inexpensive and easy to keep.

The type of nut you eat isn’t that important. Almost every type of nut has a lot of nutrition packed into small package, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts. If you have heart disease, eating nuts instead of a less healthy snack can help you more easily follow a heart-healthy diet.

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Stroke Prevention & Rehab Supplements

Acetyl-Carnitine effect on brainThis post is an addendum to the video “Stroke Prevention and Recovery… A Holistic Approach”. As I mentioned in the video, the following nutrients and herbs can prevent stroke and do wonders for your recovery, if you have already had a stroke. I will break down their individual stroke fighting and healing benefits for your consideration, and also some warnings.

Keep in mind that the herbs and nutrients that I have selected are also useful for many other conditions, but for the sake of brevity I will mostly address their value to recovering stroke patients and those who wish to prevent stroke. … This article has been updated and moved to the new blog here: http://www.holistichealthliving.com/index.php/2015/08/27/stroke-prevention-rehab-supplements/

Minerals And Vitamins To Keep Hair Healthy

By D.J. Verret, MD

Vitamin e pouring from a bottleWith hair being one of the most metabolically active parts of the body, proper nutrition is essential to maintaining a healthy head of hair. A balanced diet supplemented with vitamins and minerals can be crucial for someone experiencing hair loss.

A quality multi vitamin which is gender and age specific is always a good idea – but can be essential for those wishing to slow hair loss. Be careful though – you can have too much of a good thing. Excess of certain vitamins can lead to hair loss. Most people are familiar with the RDA of vitamins, or recommended dietary allowance. This system of suggesting adequate intake of vitamins and minerals has been in use since 1941. It is regularly updated and in 1997 underwent an overhaul by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences with the creation of the Dietary References Intake (DRI). The DRI provides suggested vitamin and mineral intake for males and females dependent on age and pregnancy status.

Folic acid is very important for cell division and multiplication in the body. Signs of folic acid deficiency include anemia, increased fatigue, and graying of hair. Certain medications, especially methotrexate, can lead to folic acid deficiency. There is also good evidence to show a decrease in people exposed to ultraviolet radiation, the same radiation seen in tanning beds and sun exposure. Folate consumption should be 400 g/d for adult males and females, 400 g/d for pregnant adult females, and 500 g/d for lactating adult females. Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should consult with their doctor as birth defects have resulted from folic acid deficiency and additional intake may be necessary.

Vitamin E is actually a series of eight fat soluble vitamins, called tocopherols and tocotrienols, that have antioxidant properties. Vitamin E works with selenium to prevent oxidative damage to cell walls. Oxidative damage can lead to cell death and by protecting from oxidative damage, Vitamin E can help to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. The body preferentially uptakes alpha-tocopherol.

Adequate pantothenic acid intake should be 5mg/d for adult males and females, 6 mg/d for pregnant adult females, and 7 mg/d for lactating adult females. Riboflavin (B2) intake should be 1.3 mg/d for adult males, 1.1 mg/d for adult females, 1.4 mg/d for pregnant adult females, and 1.6 mg/d for lactating adult females. Thiamin (B1) intake should be 1.2 mg/d for adult males, 1.1 mg/d for adult females, 1.4 mg/d for pregnant adult females, and 1.4 mg/d for lactating adult females.

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Dr. Verret is a hair restoratino surgeon in Dallas, Texas. For more information about hair loss vitamins or hair loss vitamin supplement contact Dr. Verret at drverret (dot) com or call for a consultation 972.608.0100.