According to Thomas M. Link MD, PhD, chief of musculoskeletal imaging, University of California, San Francisco when 205 patients (ages 46 to 60) were asked about physical activity, those who frequently did high impact activities, such as running, tennis, were more likely to have degenerated knee cartilage, increasing risk of osteoarthritis.
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Every year, sneeze sufferers swear: "This is the worst allergy season ever." And they’re right. "Pollen levels are increasing, pollen seasons are getting longer, and more people are developing allergies," says Estelle Levetin, PhD, chairwoman of the aerobiology committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
In fact, this year’s fall allergies (affecting at least 12 million Americans) will likely last up to 27 days longer than average in the northernmost parts of North America, going even into November in some spots, a new study suggests.
"I often take melatonin to help me sleep me sleep. Will this cause my body to stop producing the hormone or result in any other side effects?"
No. Melatonin supplements have not been shown to stop the pineal gland from producing natural melatonin. Levels of melatonin, a neurohormone naturally produced by the pineal gland in the brain, rise during the night and dip in the morning. In some people melatonin supplements can induce sleepiness at bedtime and help them fall back asleep when taken during nighttime awakenings. A low dose (0.5 mg) is often effective for jet lag and other body-clock disorders.
It’s the time of year where everyone puts on a little weight. Holidays are in full blown effect and no one is thinking about the weight that can and is being gained. Aside from all the sweets and heavy food here are several ways extra weight gain can sneak up on you, and some adjustments with your possible battles.
1. About 40 vitamins and minerals essential to life must be obtained from diet or supplementation because the body cannot synthesize enough to meet its needs.
2. Vitamins are essential, organic, (non-mineral) molecules required by the body as nutrients. Minerals are single elements, 16 of which are essential to the human body.
According to Devarajan Sankar, MD, PhD, researcher, a study of 300 people (average age 67) with mild to moderate high blood pressure, those who added about one ounce of a blend of sesame oil and rice oil to their meals daily had an average blood pressure drops of 14 points systolic (top number) and 11 points diastolic (bottom number). This was almost as much of a blood pressure drop in those taking the blood pressure drug nifedipline (procardia). The theory of this all is that the antioxidants and fatty acids found in these oils may have a blood pressure lowering effect. The blends of oils used in the study are not commercially available, but you can make your own 50/50 mix. Find which oils work for you today!
According to Dr. Mercola an estimated 26 million Americans suffer with migraines. Approximately 80 percent of them are women. All in about one in five women get migraines while only one in 16 men get them, according to migraines.org.
A migraine headache is characterized as an intense throbbing or pulsing headache. Typically in one area or side of your head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light or sound. Some migraines experience "aura" sensations before an attack. These are sensory warning symptoms, such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in your arm or leg.
According to the Lee Swanson Research Update there is a significant correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness, race, and low vitamin levels according to new research. The new study finds progressively higher levels of daytime sleepiness were correlated inversely with progressively lower levels of vitamin D. Led by Dr. David McCarty FROM Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center suggests that people with lower levels of vitamin D may be at increased risk of high levels of day times sleepiness and other sleep disorders.