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Top 10 Health Not Totally True

Seems like just about every day the headlines are full of some new health news… Let’s set the record straight on ten of the commonly repeated myths we’ve been hearing out there… and the facts you need to know.

1. You must drink 8 glasses of water a day. Research finds that those who drink a glass of water when they feel thirsty get enough liquid to stay healthy and keep hydrated. Foods that have lots of water… soup, fruit and veggies, as well as drinks like juice, coffee and tea are all ways to keep your body hydrated. The only time you should up your water intake is if your urine is a dark, yellow, you’re very active (or live) in a hot climate or if you don’t pass urine regularly.

2. Eggs are bad for your heart. Don’t despair egg lovers, eating an egg (or two) a day won’t raise the risk of heart disease in someone who is healthy. Sure the yolks are natural sources of cholesterol, but the amount isn’t as bad for you as the mix of fats from all the other foods you’re eating. Plus, eggs have lots of natural nutrients, including omega-3, that have been shown to be beneficial.

3. Antiperspirant cause breast cancer. There are some experts who believe that the chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants can be absorbed into the skin of your underarm, and then end up in breast tissue and increase the chances of tumors in this area. Yet the National Cancer Institute says there is absolutely no evidence connecting these products with breast cancer.

4. Being chilled gives you a cold. Despite what you may have been told, spending too much time in the cold air does not make you more likely to get sick. In fact, you’re more apt to get sick when spending time indoors, where germs are released into the air from coughs and sneezed and have nowhere to go. In research on men who spent time out in the cold, they actually had an increase in virus fighting action in their immune systems. So go out, enjoy the fresh, icy air without the worry that you’ll catch a cold.

5. You need to take a daily multivitamin. Researchers do not all agree that multivitamins can make up for the nutrients you aren’t getting from what you eat. If you’ve been told to take a vitamin by your healthcare professional, then do so. If you’re pregnant you need folic acid daily. Of course the best way to get nutrients is from the foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, healthy oils) that you eat on a regular basis, not a pill.

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6. Eat breakfast to lose weight. Sure eating breakfast is important, and it does help some people with weight because it holds off hunger, and may keep you from picking on snacks later in the day. But even if you hate eating breakfast, you can slim down according to a Cornell University study. Non-breakfast eaters were found to take in about 400 fewer calories each day. So for some people, not eating that first meal of the day works just fine.

7. Green mucus means infection. Unfortunately, the leavings on a tissue do not take the place of lab tests, and do not indicate infection by color. Research has found that green or yellow mucus is slightly more common in some infections, but this is no sure sign that you have something or need treatment with antibiotics.

8. Sugar makes kids hyper. Though we know that sugar isn’t good for a child, research finds that it doesn’t cause them to act out, or harm their work at school or keep them focusing. Parents believe (expect) there’s a link, and see what they expect.

9. A toilet seat can make you sick. Despite what you’ve been told, toilet seats are pretty clean, it’s the doors and handles and floors of the rest room that are home to some pretty nasty microbes. Cover your hand with a paper towel before you touch handles or doors, and be sure to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer every time.

10. Cracking joints causes arthritis. Even though the sound might make you cringe, there’s no harm. The cracking comes from a gas bubble that forms between the bones and pops. Studies have found it doesn’t play any part in arthritis. If you do feel pain when you do it, stop and see your doctor.

To your good health,

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Good Level Of Vitamin D in Mushrooms

If you take supplements for vitamin D, you’ll want to read this. A team from Boston University School of Medicine has found that eating mushrooms with vitamin D2 is just as effective at raising (and maintaining) vitamin D levels as taking a supplement of vitamin D2 or D3. The findings were presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and published earlier in 2013 in the open access journal Dermato-Endocrinology.

Normally, most of us get our vitamin D from sunscreen free exposure to natural sunlight. About 20 to 25 minutes a day is good. If you’re worried about skin cancer, get out before the heat of the day (10:00 am) or after (2:00 pm) it has passed. Trouble is, this natural process is not as effective for those living at higher latitudes, in the winter or if you’re dark skinned or a bit older. If this is the case, supplements are often a good choice.

In the randomized study, 30 healthy adult subjects took capsules with 2,000 IUs of vitamin D2, 2,000 IUs of vitamin D3 or 2,000 IUs of mushroom powder once a day for 12 weeks, during the winter, the time of year when it’s naturally harder to get out in the sun to make vitamin D. All the subjects had baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D measured, and levels weren’t all that different between the study groups.

At the end of the 12-week study, the levels of vitamin D for the three groups were not statistically different from those who took the mushroom powder capsules. This finding suggests that enjoying mushrooms that have been exposed to ultraviolet light so they have vitamin D2 brings you a natural source of vitamin D that can improve the levels of this nutrient in healthy adults. So taking the mushroom powder was just as effective as taking a supplement.

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You’ve heard that vitamin D is critical for healthy bones and strong muscles. Having enough of this nutrient helps the body keep bones dense and thus reducing the chance of fractures, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Vitamin D also plays a big part in moderating the immune system and is thought to help reduce the risks of diseases like cancer, heart disease diabetes, and perhaps even mood issues like depression.

Now that we know mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D, experts are also able to explain just how mushrooms make vitamin D2. At a second presentation at the same annual meeting, researchers explained that the process is almost like what happens in human skin after being out in the sun. What’s more, mushrooms can make both vitamin D2 and vitamin D4; confirming the finding of several kinds of vitamin Ds and provitamin Ds in the samples.

With results being presented at a scientific meeting and appearing in a journal, the team feels that people can be assured that mushrooms are a good natural source of vitamin D that can be readily found at the grocery store and easily added to many of the foods you already love.

Michael F. Holick, the principal investigator on the project believes these results confirm what other studies have shown us. There are many ways to increase total circulating vitamin D, taking supplements is just one of them.

To your good health,

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Detect Signs Of Nutrient Deficiency

Our bodies are amazing… they can sometimes tell us when something’s wrong before a doctor can confirm it with tests. If you start to see a change in your own body… in your hair, your nails, your skin or even your energy level… this could be a signal from your body that a vital nutrient is missing from your diet.

Some of the signs your body might give you…

Unhealthy looking nails

Healthy strong nails are a sign of good overall health and strong immunity. What you don’t want to see on nail surfaces are white spots (injury), raised ridges, an inward curve or nails that otherwise look less than healthy. Most often unhealthy looking nails are a sign you need iron (not zinc, that’s a popular myth) so try to include as many natural sources of iron (red meat, fish, poultry, lentils and beans) as you can in your diet.

Interesting that you’re not alone, according to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the leading nutritional disorder the world over.

Leg cramps at night

Cramps in your legs or calves at night are a sign that you’re lacking potassium, and essential nutrient. This can happen easily if you’re exercising hard during the day, losing both fluid and electrolytes and only replacing the fluid. Rehydrate with electrolyte rich drinks or try some potassium rich foods like bananas, spinach, broccoli or grapefruit.

And while healthy adults should get enough potassium from food sources, often we don’t. Your doctor may recommend a potassium supplement, or you might try upping natural sources for a time and see if this helps.

Numb hands or feet

If you feel like your hands (or feet) go numb or you get tingling or a prickling feeling in your limbs this can signal a low intake of B vitamins like B6 or B12 and folic acid. Deficiencies of B vitamins directly impact the peripheral nerve endings on the skin’s surface. You’ll want to eat lots of dark leafy greens like spinach and lean proteins like eggs, beans and poultry. Fortified whole grains are good too.

Again, deficiencies of this nutrient are surprisingly common, with about 15% of the general population affected by a deficiency.

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Acne

Small red or white acne like bumps on your skin (face, arms, even thighs) can signal a vitamin A deficiency. This nutrient helps to remove dead skin and unclogs pores to discourage the growth of acne bacteria. Veggies or other foods rich in beta carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) are key here.

Sadly vitamin A deficiency is a problem for more than half of all nations, especially in Africa and South-East Asia.

It’s important to realize that if you are deficient in one nutrient, based on your body signals, you are likely lacking others as well. It’s hard to believe that with the abundance of food in the developed world that nutrient deficiencies happen at all, but as you see, they are surprisingly common. Once you take steps to address them, you’ll be feeling and looking better than ever – a signal from your body that all is well.

To your good health,

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News On Low Vitamin D Levels And Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers agree that there’s a connection between vitamin D and the workings of your brain – they’ve even found receptors for the nutrient in many parts of the brain. Now there’s word on vitamin D and Alzheimer’s risk via a study in the journal Neurology, the largest yet, that finds an association between low levels of vitamin D and dementia. Older people who have too little of the sunshine vitamin in their bloodstream may also have two times the risk of developing devastating Alzheimer’s disease as older people who have enough of the vitamin in their body. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia and affects almost 5 million Americans.

Beyond what it does in the brain, vitamin D is needed to maintain healthy bones, to moderate cell growth, and help with immune function and inflammation. You can get this most essential nutrient from a very few food (fatty fish like salmon, turn or mackerel, milk, eggs, cheese) sources, through your skin during sunscreen free exposure to sunlight, or by taking supplements.

The latest research involved over 1,600 healthy adults over the age of 65 who were taking part in the U.S. Cardiovascular Health Study during 1992-1993 and 1999. Samples of their blood were collected at the beginning of the study, and their mental status was assessed about six years later. During the study, 102 cases of Alzheimer’s were diagnosed in the subject pool. The team saw that those who had low levels of vitamin D were about 1.7 times more likely to have Alzheimer’s, and those with severely low (50 nanomoles per liter) levels were 2.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease. These findings are similar to those from other, smaller projects.

How does vitamin D help? Experts think that the vitamin may clear plaques in the brain that are associated with dementia. This has already been shown in the laboratory.

Still these findings are not enough to have your doctor telling you to take vitamin D supplements in order to protect you from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Clinical trials are the next step in the process. Changes in diet, or simply getting out in the sun, may be enough, but no one can be sure. Increasing vitamin D levels may only be part of the Alzheimer’s prevention picture.

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In the meantime, it’s important for all of us to try to stick to a brain healthy (the same as a heart healthy) diet that includes lots of good tasting, good-for-you foods, including those low in saturated fats and cholesterol. Also, being regularly active and doing all you can to keep your blood pressure under control are important strategies in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Today experts know that you’re more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease if…

- you’re over 65,

- you have a family history (parent or sibling) with the disease,

- you carry genes that are involved with developing Alzheimer’s,

- you’ve had a serious head injury, or repeat injuries,

- you’re black or Hispanic,

- you have other health problems (high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol), or

- you’ve ever had a stroke.

All these up the chances of Alzheimer’s disease; but by no means guarantee you will be affected. What science doesn’t know is what causes some people to develop the plaques and tangles of this disease while others remain unaffected. The condition is likely brought on by many different factors that work together, not any one cause.

To your good health,

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What’s Behind Your Memory Loss

Memory loss affects everyone at some point. Sometimes this is occasional forgetfulness… where you put the keys, why you left a room or the date of an appointment. These types of lapses are very common. But when memory loss begins to cause problems in everyday life, you’ll want to get to the bottom of an issue that’s just as distressing to you as it is to those around you.

Here are the more common reasons behind memory loss in adults.

Medications, both prescription and over the counter can cause problems with your memory. Some known culprits include antidepressants, antihistamines, antianxiety meds, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, sleeping pills and pain medications, especially
those given after a surgical procedure.

Alcohol, tobacco or drugs are linked to loss of memory. For a long time now, we all have known that too much alcohol can impact memory. Smoking hurts memory by cutting the amount of oxygen that gets to the brain – studies show that smokers have trouble with putting names and faces together. Illegal drugs change chemicals
in the brain that make it hard to bring memories to the surface.

Sleep deprivation leads to fatigue, and this interferes with the brain’s ability to consolidate and bring back information. Experts tell us that both the quality and quantity of sleep are vital to how well memory functions.

Depression and stress make it hard to pay attention, to focus and this can impact memory. Stress also gets in the way of concentrating, and the ability to remember suffers. Stress from an emotional trauma can also bring on memory loss.

Nutrient deficiency in vitamins like B1 and B12 can impact memory.

Head injury from a serious blow to the head (as the result of an accident or sports related injury) can hurt the brain and cause both short and log term loss of memory. As you heal the memory may return.

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- Have freedom from the pain and irritation of your unsightly moles, warts, or skin tags

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Stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is stopped due to a blockage or a leak in a vessel into the brain. Often the loss is to short-term memory,
while long term memories stay vivid and intact.

Dementia is the progressive loss of memory and other thinking areas that’s severe enough to interfere with daily life. There are many reasons for dementia (blood vessel disease, drug/alcohol abuse, damage to the brain), the one we all know is Alzheimer’s disease.

- Other reasons including an underactive (or overactive) thyroid gland, or an infection like HIV, tuberculosis or syphilis, known to affect the brain.

It is highly likely that your memory loss comes as the result of one of these causes. Only by working closely with your own healthcare team can you figure out what’s going on and get the support and early intervention you need. By doing this now, you are taking an active part in your own health and well being, today and in the future.

Some things that can help support a flagging memory are lists in the same place, written instructions/cautions, special appliance shutoff devices, frequent reminders and a good deal of support. Being patient and flexible, along with a healthy sense of humor will be important skills to master as you move forward.

To your good health,

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4 Nutrients Every Adult Needs

It might surprise you to learn that many adults don’t get enough of the important nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy and strong. Four nutrients in particular were singled out in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as “of concern” because too many of us aren’t getting enough of these essentials.

Here are the four, how much you need and the best ways to get them.

1. Potassium (4,700 milligrams a day) is an essential when it comes to managing blood pressure, potassium lowers blood pressure, sodium raises it. This mineral may also help with kidney stones and bone loss. Your best food source is the potato, but other natural sources include prunes, carrots, oranges, tomatoes and beans like white, lima and soy. Potassium is also in fish like halibut, tuna and cod and in dairy like milk and yogurt.

2. Vitamin D (600 IUs a day, 800 IUs daily at 70) works with calcium to enhance bone strength, and because we’re all avoiding sun exposure an estimated 20% of the population is deficient in the so-called sunshine vitamin. Get more from fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sardines) in egg yolks, milk and orange juice as well as mushrooms that are grown in sunlight.

3. Calcium (1,000 mg daily, 1,200 mg daily for women over 50, all adults over 70) is essential for prevention of osteoporosis and bone fractures, this nutrient is also critical to our muscles and nerves. You get this from the sources we all know, dairy products like milk and yogurt, and today non dairy milks like soy and almond are also fortified with calcium. Orange juices are fortified and other natural sources include salmon, kale, turnip greens and some types of tofu.

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4. Fiber (25 grams/day for women, 38 grams/day for men) is the natural part of foods that helps your digestive tract stay healthy and working well. It may also lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease, though the typical American diet isn’t loaded with fiber – far from it. You get fiber from beans (navy, white, lima, pinto, black), most veggies and fruits, whole grain breads and pasta

If you have concerns about your own nutrition, talk with your health care team to look at your own needs.

As we age, our bodies, activity levels and lifestyles change, which means that our nutritional needs change too. Keep in mind that people need about 20% fewer calories at age 80 than they did at age 30. Blame a slower metabolism and a more sedentary lifestyle. Other things that can have an impact include less of a sense of taste and smell, spending more time inside, having trouble chewing or following a diet that’s restricted due to a health condition, eating alone and dealing with loss of appetite or a medication that may prevent the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

If you’re a healthy adult and eating that way you probably don’t need a supplement. Experts continue to tell us that food is the best, most natural source of vitamins and minerals.

To your good health,

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Good News To Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is an ever-present danger, which is why so many of us are looking for ways to prevent it. Consuming omega-3 fish oils may be one of those ways, so says the first of its kind clinical trial in humans to examine the influence of fish oils on skin immunity. The work was conducted by researchers out of the U.K.’s University of Manchester and financed by the Association for International Cancer Research and included 79 healthy subjects.

The volunteers took in a 4g dose of omega-3 (about one and a half portions of oily fish per day) and were then exposed to summer midday sun for either 8, 15 or 30 minutes using a special light machine. Other subjects took a placebo pill before being exposed to the sun machine.

There had been work in this area on mice, but this time the research included human subjects. To get to this point has taken years, and is exciting, because though the changes were small, the work provides evidence that omega-3 has potential to protect against dangerous skin cancer, and raises the question if a continuous low dose of omega-3s could bring down skin cancer risk over a lifetime.

The work appears in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and found that taking in regular doses of fish oils appears to improve immunity to sunlight. It directly decreases immunity suppression induced by sunlight (immunosuppression), which impacts the power of the body to control both infection and skin cancer. Immunosuppression was 50% lower in the subjects who took the omega-3 and were exposed to the two shorter (8 or 15 minutes) periods compared to those who didn’t take a supplement. There was little to no impact for the 30-minute sun exposure group.

What this means for skin cancer prevention is huge. Earlier work has always found that sunscreens are not applied correctly, and only used on vacation, where omega-3s could be a part of the regular daily eating plan. Not that omega-3s are a substitute for other protections against skin cancer mind you, but they may add to the arsenal.

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Fish oil has also been linked to benefits like protecting against heart disease, age related vision loss and even slowing down the growth of prostate cancer cells. They are also thought to play an important part in bringing down inflammation all through the body. The two most critical omega-3s, EPA and DHA are naturally a part of some types of fatty fish (anchovies, bluefish, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, sturgeon, lake trout, tuna) and are best gotten though food sources as opposed to supplements.

If you do decide to go the supplement route, talk with your doctor first so that you’re sure you’re taking the right amount for your unique needs. The only side effects reported with fish oil supplements are gas and indigestion, though a supplement with an enteric coating can be helpful to address these issues.

We know that skin cancer is one of the fastest growing forms of cancer, with the numbers only expected to rise. More work in the area of fish oils and skin cancer protection is expected from the team going forward.

To your good health,

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Relieve Liver Disease Symptoms With The Vitamin E

Some of the most valuable of findings come completely by accident, and here’s an excellent example. Based on research by teams at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cornell University, a possible new approach to fighting illnesses related to obesity may be here. By chance the teams discovered that crucial nutrient vitamin E can ease symptoms of liver disease that comes as a result of obesity, and this could have a direct, lasting impact on the lives of almost 63 million American who are at risk for obesity related liver disease at some point in their lives.

The study sought to test the hypothesis that there is a link between vitamin E levels and diseases of the liver. The findings were presented at 2013′s meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that took place in conjunction with the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting held this year in Boston, MA.

Explaining the research, Danny Manor, Ph.D. who is an associate professor of nutrition and pharmacology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, recounts that the team was studying the effect of vitamin E deficiency on the central nervous system and were using liver tissue to practice their surgical techniques. Surprisingly, the mice in the study were in the advanced stages of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, known as NASH for short.

This is a common, though silent, disease of the liver that happens in those who drink little or no alcohol. Though you feel well, NASH is characterized by fat in the liver along with inflammation that does damage over time. This disease is a well recognized complication of carrying too much weight and accounts for tissue scarring (cirrhosis) that causes eventual liver failure or could progress to cancer of the liver.

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NASH is a natural consequence of the two major epidemics of our modern age, obesity
and type 2 diabetes. Today it affects from 2 to 6% of Americans, while as many
as 10 to 20% of us have fat in the liver (fatty liver) without the other symptoms.
For most, the first inkling anything is wrong is an elevation in liver tests
that are part of routine blood work.

These research findings may be confirmation of the link between a lack of vitamin E and liver disease, and might also help uncover the molecular details of NASH itself.

Though promising, until recently vitamin E’s effects on health have been a bit hard to pin down, though the antioxidant properties are believed to offer protection from many well known conditions, things like heart disease, cancer and devastating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease. What’s worrisome to experts including Manor is that most adults in the U.S. don’t get enough vitamin E based on the recommendations from the National Institute of Medicine.

Adults should be getting 15 milligrams of vitamin E a day. Some natural food sources of this vital nutrient include nuts, seeds, leafy greens, fortified cereals and vegetable oils. Adding some of these foods to your diet is a simple way to cut the risk that NASH or another such disease, could become a part of your future.

To your good health,

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10 Signs You Have A Mineral Deficiency

Iron is a mineral that our bodies need, a part of all cells and a factor in many different body processes. Iron deficiency is the most common of the nutrient problems and the leading reason for anemia in the U.S.

Being measurably down in an essential nutrient like iron is not a good state for your body to be in… so we’re bringing you some telltale signs to watch for, in yourself or someone you care about. Some surprising recent stats from the CDC finds about 9% of women have a deficiency of iron, but that number is higher for women who are active.

1. Fatigue: The body can’t make hemoglobin without iron, and it’s the hemoglobin in red blood cells that carries oxygen, the essential for all cells to function. When there aren’t enough healthy blood cells in the body you will feel it in exhaustion.

2. Trouble Focusing: If you don’t have enough iron in the body, neurotransmitter synthesis may be affected, and this brings lower than normal functioning. So if your performance is slipping at work or at school, this could be the reason.

3. Apathy: If you’re finding you feel apathetic to anything and everything, this is another byproduct of changed neurotransmitter synthesis. The apathy covers all areas of life, family, work, even favorite hobbies or TV programs.

4. Breathlessness
: Without enough iron in the blood the body becomes oxygen starved, and this contributes to the feeling of having difficulty catching your breath. It can happen anywhere, during a workout or just walking about, doing everyday things.

5. Very Pale Skin: This isn’t a good thing, a washed out look can be brought on by reduced blood flow and a lower number of red blood cells. Despite what movies might show, this is not a healthy, thriving look for anyone, of any age.

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6. Workout Struggles: If you’re having trouble doing the same number of reps (and you’re not slacking off on workouts) you could before, it might be a sign of low iron levels. This can cause your endurance to drop so says a Cornell study.

7. Sore Muscles: You feel the burn from your workout longer than what’s normal for you. Not enough iron in the body deprives muscles of their ability to recover the way they should. This leads to those aches.

8. Brittle Nails: If your nails are thin and frail, this is a sign your body is starved for iron. A concave (spoon shaped) depression in the nail can also be a tipoff to trouble.

9. Lots of Infections
: If you get sick a lot, especially from respiratory conditions, iron deficiency could be the reason for this.

10. Pink/Red Urine: When you eat beets and pee reddish urine that can be a sign of an iron deficiency caused by increased intestinal absorption of some pigments. This happens in 10%-14% of people, with the number being far higher in those with an iron deficiency.

If you have questions, or concerns, talk with your own healthcare team, work to improve what you are putting into your body. Get more meat, poultry, fish or iron rich foods and take any supplements your doctor may prescribe.

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These Supplements Can Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Important news for men on prostate cancer. A recent study appearing in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that high
doses of both selenium and vitamin E supplements
may increase the risks of prostate cancer, depending on how high a man’s selenium levels were before starting to take supplements. The work analyzed 1,739 patients who had prostate cancer, along with 3,117 cancer free controls who came from the Selenium and vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT).

The SELECT study started in 2001, but was stopped in 2008 because no protective effects were observed from taking selenium/vitamin E supplements, and in fact the supplements were thought to up the risk of the very cancer they were trying to prevent. Even though the supplements were stopped in 2008, the team continued to study the subjects to watch their prostate cancer risk.

Earlier work has found that men who have an adequate intake of selenium wouldn’t benefit from supplements. When the current study began, researchers took selenium measurements from the toenails of subjects. Men who had high levels of selenium at the start of the study were found to have a 91%
higher risk of high-grade prostate cancer
. The levels of selenium in these subjects were actually toxic.

For those who had low selenium levels, the vitamin E supplements upped the total prostate cancer risk by 63%, high-grade risk by 111%. This shows us that not only are supplements not all good, they can actually be very harmful. Anyone taking these medications should stop – there’s no evidence that they give any health benefits.

Selenium is an element most often found in seafoods and organ meats, muscle meats, cereals and dairy. The National Institutes of Health tells us that this element is essential for humans, playing a part in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism and the synthesis of DNA. It also protects against oxidative damage and infection. The recommended dietary allowance for anyone over 14 years old is 55 mcg each day.
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These Supplements Can Raise Prostate Cancer Risk Continued…

Vitamin E is actually a group of fat-soluble substances that act like an antioxidant. The nutrient is most often found in nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, leafy green veggies and fortified cereal.

For the vast majority of prostate cancer patients, this form of cancer is a very slowly progressing disease. Figures from 2013 have over 230,000 men being diagnosed, just over 29,000 losing their lives to it. There are several studies that suggest almost 80% of all men in their 80s have prostate cancer at death, but they and their doctors didn’t even know it.

Experts continue to remind us that the optimal levels of beneficial nutrients
come from regularly eating a healthy, balanced diet
. Nutrient levels that are below or above this point appear to be trouble. What’s more, there have been a number of studies that question the benefits of supplements or multivitamins, suggesting no benefit and leaving us all to wonder if these products are a waste of hard earned money.

To your good health,