Vitamins & Supplements: Are They Really Bad for Us?

Nutritional values: ‘It’s better to combine food with supplements for infants’

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Dangerous Products from “OM Fusion Distributors LLC” and Other Unauthorized Health Products Found at Calgary Store

Who is affected: Canadians who have purchased or used the products pictured below are advised to immediately consult a health care professional. What consumers should do – Contact your healthcare professional with any questions or concerns regarding the use of any of these products. – Read the label of the health products you buy to verify that they have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality. Health products that have been authorized for sale by Health Canada will have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label.
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The breastfed infants have an improved immune development and lower rate of acute gastro and respiratory tract infections, said Prof. Kolacek. Addition of biologically active nutrients to the infant formula may also improve immune response and resistance to infection. Consultant child specialist, Dr M Nand Lal, while sharing a general perception said that mothers in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, were advised to not use food supplements when their children were sick. They are advised not to continue food during diarrhoea and pneumonia. When Dr Lal asked Prof. Kolacek if such instructions were appropriate, she replied that the same was practiced in her country. Scientifically, however, feeding an infant when ill not only helps to overcome the sickness but also stops weight loss, she said.
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Big blood pressure improvements seen with no copays, easier-to-use pills, researchers report

Kaiser Permanente blood pressure control program produces results

Whats unique about this is the sheer scale of what theyve done, said Dr. Goutham Rao, a family medicine specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a group of four hospitals in Chicagos northern suburbs. Rao is involved in research on reducing obesity and other risks for heart disease. If we were able to keep everyones blood pressure under control in the United States, the number of new strokes and heart attacks would go down just exponentially, he said. High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 U.S.
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At the start, about 44 percent of 235,000 registry patients had their blood pressure under control. The registry grew and by 2009, the portion under control reached 80 percent of 353,000 patients. That compares to 64 percent of people with blood pressure problems nationwide. Two features likely played a big role in the program’s success: In 2005, the region started using a single generic pill combining two common blood pressure drugs, lisinopril and a diuretic. The pill is less expensive than taking the two medicines separately, and easier to use.
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Community gardens not only provide good nutrition, but also the perfect exercise

Nutrition Chat: Bestowed Box’s Heather Bauer on Returning to the Food Pyramid

Anna Bentley/Post-Gazette Skip Gapinski of Brighton Heights stands by his garden plot at Riverview Community Garden in Brighton Heights. Click image to enlarge By Kitoko Chargois/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When working in community gardens, participants reap what they sow and more. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Utah showed that the health benefits of a community garden go far beyond the fresh fruits and vegetables added to your diet. After studying the body mass index data of 198 community gardeners and their same-sex siblings, spouses and neighbors, researchers found they had lower BMIs than their non-gardening counterparts.
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Prudence "Prudy" Shonka picks tomatoes at Riverview Community Garden in Brighton Heights on Friday. Gardeners from the nearby Riverview Manor residence have modified the garden, adding wheelchair accessibility to cater to the senior citizens who live in the building and want to grow vegetables.

One to two healthy carb servings a day; keep in mind that I exclude fiber from this category. Three fruit servings per day. Vegetables are unlimited (not including corn, beans, chickpeas, peas, as those count as carbs!). Last, at least three to four servings per day of protein. I include dairy in this category. And if youre counting calories, 1,200 calories is a good target for women. What are some foods to try to incorporate into as many meals as possible?
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Houston Blepharoplasty Patients Receive More Complete Facial Rejuvenation by Combining Eye and Brow Procedures

For patients who have a slight drooping of the brow, he says BOTOX Cosmetic can often achieve great results without the need for surgery. Dr. Boynton refers to this technique as a “BOTOX brow lift.” Patients who have more advanced stages of brow ptosis have the option of a traditional surgical brow lift, which Dr. Boynton commonly performs along with eyelid surgery to fully rejuvenate the look of the eyes and surrounding areas.
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Diabetes And Eyes: What Your Vision Is Trying To Tell You

Because of those findings, many people diagnosed with early signs of AMD today are routinely prescribed a pill that combines these nutrients. Lutein and Zeaxanthin Two other nutrients — lutein and zeaxanthin — are also linked to lower risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. A 2008 Tufts University study of 1,802 women 50 to 79 years old found that those who consumed the most lutein and zeaxanthin in their diets were 23% less likely to develop cataracts than those who consumed the least. Rich sources of these two compounds include kale, spinach, turnip greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Omega-3 Fatty Acid The newest nutrient linked to better vision with age is omega-3 fatty acid, which is found predominantly in fish oil. In a study of 2,520 people, researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported in 2010 that people who consumed fish high in omega-3s fatty acids often were significantly less likely to have advanced age-related macular degeneration.Omega-3s may also protect against cataracts, according to 2010 findings by researchers at the Clinical University of Navarra in Spain.
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Good Foods for Eye Health

2 Prevent Blindness America. Vision Problems in the U.S. Available at: http://www.visionproblemsus.org/diabetic-retinopathy/diabetic-retinopathy-definition.html . Accessed January 14, 2013. 3 National Eye Institute. Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy. Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.asp .
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Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease

And he hopes doctors will now add snoring to the list of risk factors which currently includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and family history they use to initiate testing and treatment. Our study adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that isolated snoring may not be as benign as first suspected, Deeb said in a statement. Patients need to seek treatment in the same way they would if they had sleep apnea, high blood pressure or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. While obstructive sleep apnea (which often develops from snoring) has long been known as an indicator of cardiovascular disease, theres been little evidence up to now to show the damage starts earlier with snoring. While Deeb and Yaremchuk studied the carotid artery, thickening of one type of artery is considered an indication of atherosclerosis in general.
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Yourwellness Magazine Follows Up Launch of Anti-Snoring Device

The package came in 3 days and on the very first night I was no longer sleeping next to a motorcycle! Curing my husbands snoring problem has been the best gift I ever gave myself.” Snore Free will ensure Mrs. Diaz and many others the sleep they deserve. The anti-snoring mouthguard is made of BPA Free thermoplastic and is comfortable to wear.
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IFMC, Inc., Announces Snore 2 Go

E-mail Address Send to a Friend London, UK (PRWEB UK) 9 August 2013 A new device to prevent snoring has recently been launched, it was announced July 7th. The SnoreRX Mouthpiece is an anti-snoring oral appliance that has been popularly advertised across Canada and the United States, and works by slightly pushing the lower jaw and tongue forward so that it provides better airflow and away from the back of the throat and stops the vibration of the throat muscles. The device has recently been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which confirms that SnoreRX is a safe and effective anti-snoring mouthpiece and meets its claims. ( http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/snorerx-anti-snoring-mouthpiece-as-seen-on-tv-canada-277199.htm ) With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored how snoring might be a larger heart attack risk than smoking. According to Yourwellness Magazine, aIf you ever slept next to someone who snores you know that it can be a bit of a pain when youare trying to get some sleep. It can even be a bit of problem if you snore a many people are known to wake themselves up with their own snoring. But now it seems that there might be something more sinister to snoring than just a midnight annoyance.a ( http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/03/snoring-puts-you-more-at-risk-of-heart-attacks-than-smoking/#sthash.wIGWU50z.dpuf ) Yourwellness Magazine explained that snoring could actually be the early warning sign of life-threatening health problems and wellness issues, as the researchers announced that the condition may cause a thickening of the arteries which can cause brain haemorrhages, strokes and heart attacks.
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