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World Health Day 2012,  Make A Pledge This April 7th, 2012!
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The Importance of Iron Rich Foods For Iron Deficiency Anemia prevention & Treatment

The Importance of Iron Rich Foods For Iron Deficiency Anemia prevention & Treatment

Iron Rich Foods are essential for iron deficiency anemia treatment. Foods rich in iron are a key element of treating children with iron deficiency anemia symptoms and women with anemia. 

Tags: Anemia, Cancer, Children's Health, Diet, Eat Healthy, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Iron, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Pregnancy / Lactation, Seniors Health, Sports Health, Vitamins & Supplements, Women's Health

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Dietary Intervention In Prostate Cancer - The Latest Facts

Dietary Intervention In Prostate Cancer - The Latest Facts

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in males; and in some aspects, appears to be a part of the natural aging process. 

Tags: Cancer, Cancer Diet & Nutrition, Cancer Management, Cancer Prevention, Eat Healthy, Men's Health, Screening, Seniors Health

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How To Manage Your Gout? Altering your diet can go a long way!

How To Manage Your Gout? Altering your diet can go a long way!

Learn more about gout and what causes it. What is Gout? gout arthritis causes (high-purine diet, uric acid), symptoms (pain, swelling, inflammation), diagnosis, and treatment (medication, reducing alcohol intake). 

Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Antioxidants, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, General health, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Renal Diseases, Seniors Health, Zinc

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Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

A diet high in sodium and low in potassium increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, this according to a new CDC study whose findings revealed that a high sodium to potassium ratio is responsible for heart disease. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Fitness, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Nutrition, Potassium, Renal Diseases, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Sodium, Ulcers

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Can My Medication Spoil? YES, So Take Care of It As Instructed!

Can My Medication Spoil? YES, So Take Care of It As Instructed!

The conditions under which we store our medications is critical - If not stored properly, chemical changes may take place which may make the drug ineffective or even produce harmful by products. While we are careful to check the expiry dates of drugs, many of us ignore the storage instructions on the packs of medicines. 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Cancer Diet & Nutrition, Children's Health, Diabetes Management, Drugs, General health, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Nutritional Supplements, Pregnancy / Lactation, Seniors Health, Vitamins & Supplements, Water, Women's Health

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What is Yoga? Understanding The Health Benefits of Yoga.

What is Yoga? Understanding The Health Benefits of Yoga.

An article about the fundamentals and health benefits of yoga. Yoga is a practice that uses – Postures (asanas), breathing technique (pranayama) and meditation to relax & strengthen the inner body. Research has shown that yoga can help alleviate symptoms in people dealing with varying health issues such as back pain, chronic headaches, sleeplessness, obesity, neck aches, upset stomach, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. 

Tags: Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Men's Health, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Women's Health

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Nutrition For The Elderly  - Geriatric Nutrition  - Adapting Diet & Lifestyle For Changing Needs

Nutrition For The Elderly - Geriatric Nutrition - Adapting Diet & Lifestyle For Changing Needs

This article highlights the problems of geriatric nutrition along with seniors nutritional needs and tips for healthy eating. Geriatric nutrition applies nutrition principles to delay effects of aging and disease, to aid in the management of the physical, psychological, and psychosocial changes commonly associated with growing old 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Anemia, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Seniors Health

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The Importance of Exercise For The Elderly - Preventive & Curative

The Importance of Exercise For The Elderly - Preventive & Curative

Physical inactivity / lack of exercise in the elderly is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease. It also contributes to obesity, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol and diabetes. Even modest levels of physical activity are beneficial for seniors and those above 65 years. Exercises For Elderly People. Exercise comes in many forms and varieties, including strength building exercises. Regular exercise effectively assists senior/ elderly individuals to exercise and move without putting undo pressure on bones and muscles 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Prevention, Exercise and Yoga, Healthy Lifestyle, Seniors Health

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Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - the article elaborates the recommendations of the 14 member expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments which examined data of nearly 1,000 publications to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, and how much was really required for optimal health. A Dutch study revealed that a deficiency of Vitamin D can be responsible for development of metabolic syndrome in the elderly. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Heart Health, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Smoking

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Essential Carbohydrates - Misused and Misunderstood
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Bisphosphonates & Avandia - Drugs Meant to Heal May Actually Cause Harm!

Bisphosphonates & Avandia - Drugs Meant to Heal May Actually Cause Harm!

Avandia, used for treating Diabetes, is being monitored for causing heart attacks or heart failure in patients. Bisphosphonates, namely Actonel, Boniva or Fosamax benefits are now being questioned, is a drug meant to reduce or prevent fractures due to fragility of bones. 

Tags: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Drugs, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Osteoporosis, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Speak Up, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes

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Osteoporosis - World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Don't Bend To Osteoporosis!

Osteoporosis - World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Don't Bend To Osteoporosis!

On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting the elderly population. A common concern is whether it can be reversed. The article emphasizes the role of exercise and dietary and lifestyle changes which can improve bone density even after osteoporosis has set in. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Osteoporosis, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Women's Health

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Excess Folic acid Supplementation May Not Protect Heart as Previously Thought!
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What Does It Take To  Improve Your Bone Strength?

What Does It Take To Improve Your Bone Strength?

This article offers tips to prevent bone loss and maintain and improve bone strength. Some of the risk factors for the development of osteoporosis are lack of physical activity, imbalanced diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and hormonal imbalance. 

Tags: Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, General health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Osteoporosis, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Smoking

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Nutrition For The Elderly

Nutrition For The Elderly

The foundation of nutrition for the elderly rests on a well-balanced diet, for it is optimal nutrition that helps delay the leading causes of death. 

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Is Soy a Good Alternative Protein For The Elderly?

Is Soy a Good Alternative Protein For The Elderly?

The aging body needs smarter not lesser nutrition. Due to physiological c hanges, the elderly may cut down on intake of protein rich foods. When kept within limits endorsed by the USDA, soy can easily be included as a safe protein source in the diet of the elderly. 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Management, General health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Nutrition Counseling, Osteoporosis, Seniors Health

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Nutrition & Diet For The Elderly With Dental Problems

Nutrition & Diet For The Elderly With Dental Problems

NutritionVista offers dietary and nutrition tips for elderly individuals facing dental problems / dentures/ painful gums. Elders must still concentrate on consuming diet that is nutrient rich, yet easy to chew and digest. 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Anemia, General health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Men's Health, Nutrition, Oral Cancer, Seniors Health, Ulcers

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Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium plays a critical role in the body’s cell metabolism - it acts as an elctrolyte & is essential for normal heart rhythm, bodies acid/base balance, glucose metabolism and normal growth. Potassium normal electrical activity of the heart, NutritionVista.com 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Prevention, Diet, Eat Healthy, Food Fads, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Potassium, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Vitamins & Supplements

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