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What Supplements Should Women Over 40 Take?

A woman is constantly busy in her 40’s. You may be juggling a lot of responsibilities; from taking care of kids, managing a career, caring for your home and spending quality time with your husband. Where do your needs fit in? Looking and feeling your best into your 40s is a combination of staying active, eating right and supplementing with nutrients your body may be lacking at this age. Here’s a rundown of supplements that women over 40 should consider. B-Complex The list of natural supplements for women in their 40s should include B-Complex, such as AOR’s Advanced B Complex. Aging

Five Natural Health Supplements for Blood Sugar & Weight Management

Your best allies when it comes to losing weight and controlling blood sugar are a healthy lifestyle, plenty of exercise and natural supplements. Natural health supplements support your blood sugar and weight management goals. Here are five of the best to try. 1. Active Green Tea  Green tea has countless health benefits. It revs up the metabolism, keeping people slim and energetic. The Active Green Tea supplement, with green tea extract as its primary ingredient, provides a concentrated punch of antioxidants. It allows one to experience all of the benefits of green tea without actually having to drink tea all

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 300 metabolic/enzymatic reactions in the body. Its name comes from the district of Magnesia in Greece, an area that contains a vast amount of magnesium ore. Magnesium plays a key role in cardiovascular health (normal blood pressure and steady heart rhythm), bone health, the transmission of nerve impulses, immune function, and the production of cellular energy. Most people are deficient in magnesium, but are totally unaware of it. This is further compounded by low levels in foods and low-quality supplements. While there are blood tests that can assess magnesium levels in the

Control PCOS: Control Your Life

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is considered one of the leading endocrine disorders affecting up to 10% of all women of reproductive age.1 It is a complex disorder stemming from inappropriate hypothalamic-pituitary- ovarian interaction (see the article titled “An introduction to the HPG Axis”), thought to be one of the leading causes of infertility. Why and how PCOS develops is not yet understood, although accumulating evidence suggests that it may be mostly genetic.2,3 Diagnosis, Symptoms and Risks A PCOS diagnosis is based on menstrual irregularity, excessive production of androgens (masculinizing hormones) or excessive masculinizing traits (such as balding, excessive body and facial hair),

Sleep Disturbance: The Silent Killer

A bad night’s sleep can be frustrating for many reasons, but we rarely consider its impact beyond the associated fatigue or the sluggish day of work. Sleep deprivation is associated with both short and long term health concerns, and the evidence is only mounting. From a very basic standpoint, poor sleep makes us less cognitively sharp and therefore at a greater risk for careless mistakes. This is consistent with many studies finding that self-reported sleep problems, short sleep duration, fatigue and daytime sleepiness are all linked in some way to workplace injuries due to accidents.1 Nevertheless, what about the health

The Many Faces of Magnesium: The Secret Agent of Health

Magnesium is one of those supplements that is very well known for its benefits throughout the natural health community. However, one of the problems with magnesium’s almost celebrity status is that the details of the multiple benefits that it has to offer are often overlooked and underappreciated. This article explores the key role that magnesium plays in a number of disease processes. Additionally, it will highlight the benefits of certain often overlooked magnesium compounds (chelates), which complement magnesium by exerting their own beneficial effects. Magnesium is Vital Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical processes in the body. One of

Get to Know & Support Your Thyroid Naturally

The thyroid is critical to the proper functioning of your metabolism. In fact, there are only three major hormones that control your metabolism. They are the thyroid hormone, insulin and cortisol. One of the most commonly diagnosed problems with thyroids is an under active thyroid. An under active thyroid is called hypothyroidism. This condition can lead to weight gain, but it also comes with other negative symptoms that detract from the quality of life. Symptoms of Hypothyroidism The symptoms of hypothyroidism may include: ● Loss of muscle strength● Dry skin● Constipation● Puffy eyes/face● Chronic fatigue● Memory loss● Ultra-sensitivity to cold● Hoarseness● Thinning

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Burning Less Fat Might Help… No, Really!

Simply put… Despite the clinical focus on increasing fatty acid oxidation to clear surplus fat stores in obese and diabetic individuals, new research suggests that increasing fatty acid metabolism does more harm than good. This article provides insight into the complex balance of glucose and fatty acid metabolism, and why blocking fatty acid metabolism may be a more appropriate therapeutic option for obese and type 2 diabetic patients. The link between obesity and diabetes is unquestionable, so the global rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) rates is no surprise. A 2014 report from Statistics Canada suggests that more

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