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Vitamin D: Health Benefits and Uses

Vitamin d: health benefits and uses

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 Vitamin D, nicknamed as a ‘sunshine vitamin’, stands among the leading vitamins and minerals that provide the largest number of health benefits. Vitamin D, in the older times, was never thought of as powerful and effective, as much as it is hailed today. The credit goes to a plethora ...

Vitamin Deficiency – Four Common Diseases Caused by Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamin deficiency – four common diseases caused by vitamin deficiency

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What Is A Vitamin Deficiency? Vitamin deficiency is what occurs when there is an insufficient or poor dietary intake of essential vitamins. Inadequate levels of vitamins may result in an array of miserable conditions and make the body feeble and vulnerable to many diseases. Types Of ...

Vitamin E: Types, Benefits, Uses, & Key Facts

Vitamin e: types, benefits, uses, & key facts

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 Vitamin E Vitamin E is an antioxidant and one of the essential vitamins our bodies need to play the key functions of fighting free radicals and preventing lipid destruction in cell-membranes. Vitamin E is fat-soluble and therefore, it is stored in the body tissues and used when needed. ...

How do Vitamins Help to Support Thyroid Health?

How do vitamins help to support thyroid health?

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The thyroid gland influences metabolism, growth and development, as well as body temperature. It is located right below the Adam’s apple, sitting low on the front of the neck, secreting the hormones TSH, TRH, T3 and T4. Thyroid hormones stimulate protein synthesis, increase the use of glucose ...

The 5 Best Vitamins for Eye Health

The 5 best vitamins for eye health

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They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, the ultimate lie detectors and the place where the magic happens between two people. More importantly, our eyes are our guides in this world and what we use to enhance our other 4 senses. The eye’s responsibility is to take in light and perceive o...

Natural Blood-Thinning Supplements & Vitamins

Natural blood-thinning supplements & vitamins

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 The Circulatory system is comprised of the heart, lungs and blood vessels. They work together to ensure the fluid flow of blood around the body that travels through blood vessels, namely the arteries and veins. Veins carry deoxygenated blood to the heart while arterial vessels are respon...

4 Effective Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques

4 effective stress management & relaxation techniques

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Stress is prevalent in today’s society and almost unavoidable. It can become overbearing when living in a fast-paced environment with so many demands from work, family and personal affairs. Emotions run high on a daily basis while our biological systems work hard to maintain homeostas...

6 Vitamins for a Vegan Diet

6 vitamins for a vegan diet

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Becoming a vegan has been a very popular trend over the past few years. According to The Vegan Society, the vegan trend quadrupled within 5 years between 2012 – 2017. Factors like healthy living and the awareness of the link between greenhouse emissions, livestock and our environment have ...

Best Vitamins & Lifestyle Tips for Preventing Acne

Best vitamins & lifestyle tips for preventing acne

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 The integumentary (skin) system is the largest organ in the body. It is responsible for protecting our internal organs, the synthesis of vitamin D and acting like a mini excretory system where our sweat is released. As we go through phases in our lives so does our skin. Its hea...

How to Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy

How to boost your nutrition before pregnancy

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 Planning for a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Often, the practical side of things takes precedence when it comes to foreplanning. Everything from arranging the baby shower, to prepping the baby room, to preparing an overnight hospital bag has to be done before ...

Which Vitamins & Supplements Help to Treat Depression?

Which vitamins & supplements help to treat depression?

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What Is Depression? Depression is, unfortunately, a very common illness that manifests itself in individuals of different ages. It is a state of feeling upset, lonely, and isolated when the world is still the same. It is a rapidly growing plague affecting millions of humans worldwide. The...

Top 5 Vitamins for Healthy Glowing Skin

Top 5 vitamins for healthy glowing skin

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 Everyone craves beautiful skin. It’s attractive, it can boost your confidence and indicate a healthy lifestyle. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for regulating body temperature, translating our senses into action, and acts like a barrier that protects us from ...

7 Vitamins & Dietary Supplements for Breastfeeding Mothers

7 vitamins & dietary supplements for breastfeeding mothers

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As a mother, when I was pregnant, the health of my newborn baby was the most important thing to me. I wanted to ensure that I was doing everything right. Having a baby changes a woman’s physiology drastically to allow for the development of the fetus. Eating the right foods, supplementing ...

The Difference Between Water-Soluble & Fat-Soluble Vitamins

The difference between water-soluble & fat-soluble vitamins

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Not all vitamins are created equal. Although their roles in the body are important, some have much more crucial functions than others. Given this truth, all vitamins work interdependently to maintain optimal health.  There are two types of vitamins: Fat-soluble Wa...

8 Tips for a Healthy Ramadan

8 tips for a healthy ramadan

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Why Muslims Fast During Ramadan During Ramadan, Muslims fast so they are able to practice self-discipline, self- control and mastery over daily eating habits. Fasting allows one’s body to not only detox but to become more in sync spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.  D...