A little time in the sun can do more than just give you a tan; it may help reduce your blood pressure. The incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease correlates with latitude and increases during winter, and researchers from the University of Edinburgh set out to find out why. They hypothesized that the seasonal and latitudinal associations with hypertension could be related to the effects of the sun’s UV radiation on nitric oxide (NO) in the skin, in light of the fact that NO metabolites are abundant in human skin. In the body, NO typically has a vasodilating effect, facilitating blood flow and reducing blood pressure. In 24 healthy volunteers, irradiation of the skin with UVA lowered blood pressure with decreases in circulating NO and increases in NO metabolites. Dietary interventions to increase circulating NO had no effect on these UVA-induced changes, which suggests that the blood pressure reduction was (Read More)
We have no arguments with the study below. In fact our Fish/Flax Oil has a combination of both the Omega-3 fish oils referenced in the study – we have also added flaxseed oil to to provide nutritional support for the cardiovascular system, brain function, the immune system and now research tells us – weight loss benefits.
Now a double-blind, scientific study has confirmed the efficacy of vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid in preventing memory loss and improving cognition as we age.
Did you know that an estimated 95% of our population is deficient in Iodine? Do you suffer from lack of energy, headaches, irritability, muscle cramps, hair loss, brittle nails, cold hands and feet or muscle weakness? These are all symptoms of Hypothyroidism associated with low levels of Iodine.
This is not to discourage you from taking your morning shower – but did you know that the chlorine in practically all water supplies has been linked to the destruction of proteins in the body, skin irritations, sinus conditions, allergies, asthma and respiratory problems, not to mention that it becomes a trihalomethane in the body which is a carcinogen? Free chlorine is one of the most toxic elements found in nature. Taking a shower in tap water is the same as drinking one liter of that contaminated water.
Anchovies may be an acquired taste, but there are many reasons to eat these small fish. They usually come canned and/or smoked and are commonly used on pizza, in tomato sauce, and in Caesar salad dressing. Here are seven health benefit of anchovies:
Your body is constantly sloughing off old cells and growing new ones. For example, you shed 600,000 particles of skin every hour, about 1.5 lbs a year. By 70 years of age, you will have lost 105 lbs of skin. Source: Gray’s Anatomy