Not Just Calcium, Bones Are Living Tissues.

Remember, Mr. Bones, the skeleton that graced the back of the biology room in high school and college? He was the lead character in many a great prank as well as the main player on the comprehensive exam. Though the popular plastic model has taught lots of kids about bones, we often think of “ bare bones” ( like his) instead of bone that is active, living tissue, which is continually remodeling itself through osteoblastic ( bone forming), and orthoclastic ( bone resorting) activity. Bone is not just a collection…

Choosing Your Nutritional Supplements

There are a few basic guidelines you need to follow in order to assure that you are taking high-quality supplements. The doctors recommend that you do not simply sell your health to the lowest bidder. Once you finally become convinced that nutritional supplements can offer you a health benefit, you want to be sure you are getting what you pay for. You will not get the optimal results, regarding the low-quality supplements. This is a poorly regulated industry. It will take some effort on your part to check out the…

How do I get the vitamin D, my body needs?

The two main ways to get vitamin D are by exposing your bare skin to sunlight and by taking vitamin D supplements. You can’t get the right amount of vitamin D your body needs from food. The most natural way to get vitamin D is by exposing your bare skin to sunlight (ultraviolet B rays). This can happen very quickly, particularly in the summer. You don’t need to tan or burn your skin to get vitamin D. You only need to expose your skin for around half the time it…

Healthy Eating After 50 Years Of Age

Healthy food can help control blood pressure and lower the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan: Emphasizes vegetables, fruit,and fat-free or low-fat dairy products Includes whole grains, fish, poultry, vegetable oils, and beans, seeds, and nuts Limits sodium, sweets, sugarybeverages, and red meats Do women over 50 needs a special diet plan? It’s good for all women—and men—to choose healthy foods to enhance heart health and avoid hypertension, osteoporosis, and diabetes. In general, women need fewer calories and different amounts of vitamins and minerals than men. Some women take dietary supplements, but talk to your doctor before…