Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy, and although you can live without them, they benefit your body in many ways. They regulate protein, promote body tissue growth, enhance the immune system, lubricate joints, and control fat metabolism. Carbohydrates are also important because they provide vitamins and minerals needed for total physical health.Read More →

If you’ve been thinking about losing weight, you’ve probably heard about hoodia gordonii. It’s a cactus-looking succulent plant that is a spiny and leafless and used for medicinal purposes. It grows naturally in South Africa and Namibia, and Bushmen have eaten it for years to prevent hunger. It was the bushman’s use that first broughtRead More →

Sleep is important to overall total health, and nobody has to lie in bed and toss and turn or, even worse, wake up with a stiff neck. When people can’t sleep, they think about their mattress and spend thousands of dollars on it while forgetting the importance of their pillow. Pillows have toRead More →

This salad is a bone-builder because it has watercress for calcium, daikon radishes and shiitake mushrooms for vitamin C—calcium is absorbed better when taken with vitamin C—and walnuts because they promote bone health and are a good source of boron—which is possibly needed by the body to prevent osteopenia, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.Read More →

Yogurt is a dairy product created by a bacterial fermentation process with milk. According to the Yale-New Haven Hospital, yogurt is also packed with calcium, protein, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Besides being packed with vitamins and nutrients, the National Yogurt Association (NYA) claims yogurt can aid you inRead More →

Osteoporosis, which creates thin and brittle bones, affects almost 44 million people, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). To avoid the disease, you have to think about it when you’re young, and you should be bending it like David Beckham with exercise. If you want to avoid the spinalRead More →

Testosterone is a key hormone for both men and women. In men, this hormone and anabolic steroid is produced in the testes, and men produce at least 40 percent more testosterone than women. It is important to men because it helps them maintain bone density, muscle strength, muscle mass, spermRead More →