Bullet point health briefs: super-agers, sleep, hot peppers and blue corn

What do super-agers, sleep, hot peppers and blue corn have in common? Recent  scientific studies are discovering new information on how they all have a lot to do with our health and well-being. *Super-agers are the lucky seniors who retain their memory, mental sharpness, and thinking skills for much longer than their peers. A team at Northwestern […]

Pussyfooting around the true causes of modern lifestyle diseases

Pussyfooting around the true causes of modern lifestyle diseases is getting more and more difficult for mainstream media to ignore. For instance, in Charleston, West Virginia the opioid epidemic has caused so many deaths that the state’s burial fund for needy families is nearly depleted. The state’s Department of Human Services has conducted 1,508 burials […]

Zinc level dramatically affects cardiac health, according to new study

A new study shows the relationship between the total amount of zinc in the body and cardiac function. This study builds on existing research demonstrating zinc’s importance in helping regulate essential metabolic functions. The study determined that when oxidative stress occurs, it is likely due to a shortage of zinc. The shortage can be determined […]

Testosterone is the man’s hormone: what it is and why it’s important

Testosterone is the man’s hormone: what it is and why is it important: Testosterone is produced by cholesterol and is a precursor hormone that relies on fat to form. It is an androgen produced in the bodies of males, and has many functions besides its well-known sexual and reproduction tasks. Testosterone supports healthy bone density, oxygen-carrying […]

Thyroid disease is on the rise, but reasons are fiercely debated

Thyroid disease is on the rise, but reasons are fiercely debated. Experts just cannot agree on the whys and the numbers, but acknowledge that the condition is still poorly understood. Some sources say that 13 million Americans suffer from the disease. Others say that the number is more like 27 million, with 13 million undiagnosed. […]

Important nutrients are deficient in many modern women

Modern lifestyles, as well as food production and processing methods almost guarantee that important nutrients are deficient in many modern women. These deficiencies can result in a host of symptoms ranging from irritability and lethargy all the way to serious health problems and even death. Males and females of all ages share a need for the numerous vitamins, minerals and other nutrients […]

The predicted life expectancy in the U.S. is the lowest among developed nations. Why?

According to a recently released high profile study conducted jointly by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO), the current and predicted life expectancy in the U.S. is the lowest among developed nations. Why? Researchers looked at lifespans in 35 industrialized countries and found that American lifespans appear to be slowly lowering, as lifespans […]

Vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men

Men and women are different and have somewhat different nutritional needs. This article is focused on vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men. Men don’t get enough of these vitamins and minerals in the modern diet. On average, men need to eat 350 percent more vegetables and 150 percent more fruit in order to ingest the […]