Our bodies need vitamin D for many health benefits but in the cold winter months it may be hard to get enough of this hormone that’s created when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Without sufficient amounts of vitamin D, you could develop serious heart conditions and weakened bones. Children who have a vitamin D deficiency are at higher risk for developing rickets, a condition where their bones become soft and weak. The Mayo Clinic recommends 400 international units or I.U.’s daily for children up to one year old, 600 I.U’s for those from one to 70 years of age and 800 I.U’s for folks over 70. A 2010 study found that 41.6 percent of the U.S. adult population has a vitamin D deficiency Ask your doctor to check for optimum levels, which according to Healthline, should be between 20 to 30 nanograms per milliliter. Your healthcare practitioner may suggest supplementation if your levels are low. Here are some of the risks associated with vitamin D deficiency: … [Read more...] about 8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D
Democratic lawmakers say they plan to introduce legislation to require that Colorado's oil and gas regulators make health and environmental concerns their top priority in response to Monday's long-anticipated court ruling that says the state must give more weight to other factors.But Republicans and industry advocates cautioned against smothering one of the largest economic drivers in a state long considered a leader in safe energy production.The Colorado Supreme Court said in a unanimous decision issued Monday that state regulators are required to "foster the development of oil and gas resources" while enforcing property rights and protecting public health and the environment — but only after weighing the cost-effectiveness and technical feasibility of those protections.Democrats controlling both chambers of the Legislature called the court's ruling an invitation to amend the law in order to accomplish what Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Boulder and five other teenagers sought in … [Read more...] about In wake of ruling, Colorado Dems want health, safety to be priorities for energy regulators
Health Humanity has made significant strides forward when it comes to global health in the past few decades. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), life expectancy has increased in many parts of the world, polio is on the verge of being eradicated and six million fewer children under the age of five years old died in 2016, compared to 1990. Read more: What is hysteresis? The phenomenon behind the anti-vax movement Despite these achievements, significant global health challenges remain, ranging from the prevalence of deadly noncommunicable diseases to the damaging effects of environmental pollution. This year marks the beginning of the WHO’s 13th General Programme—a five-year strategic plan with the goal of creating a healthier world for all by addressing any remaining challenges. Below are ten of the most significant issues that the WHO and its partners will tackle in 2019. Air pollution and climate change The WHO considers air … [Read more...] about Anti-vax Movement Listed by World Health Organization As One of the Top 10 Health Threats for 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: Mary Miller Tags: badfood, badhealth, brain function, casein, celiac disease, cognitive function, dairy, gliadin, gluten, gluten sensitivity, glutenin, gut-brain connection, ingredients, lactose intolerance, mental health, mood, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, nutrition, Proteins (Natural News) The food you eat can have an effect on your overall health and well-being, and this extends to your mood and mental health. It’s important to know which types of food may improve or sabotage your cognitive function. To support your mental health, avoid, or at least, limit your consumption of gluten and dairy food items. Gluten refers to naturally occurring proteins that can be found in the endosperm of many cereal grains like rye, wheat, corn, and barley. It is composed of gliadin and glutenin. Casein is another type of protein, which can be found in mammalian milk and dairy products. The consumption of gluten and dairy on … [Read more...] about Could these 2 popular foods be sabotaging your mental health?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: Ellaine Castillo Tags: food as medicine, food cures, goodfood, goodhealth, goodscience, health benefits, natural cures, plant-based foods, veganism, vegans, vegetables, vegetarianism, vegetarians (Natural News) Researchers from the University of Oxford revealed that becoming a vegetarian or vegan has significant long-term health benefits. This finding, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, was based on the results of western studies involving a high portion of vegetarian participants. Vegetarians are people who follow a diet devoid of any meat, poultry or fish. These people can be further classified into vegans who do not consume any animal products or lacto-ovo-vegetarians who eat dairy products and eggs. Vegetarianism is a very common practice in countries like India where nearly 30 percent of the people follow this diet. However, it is generally uncommon in the U.S. where only 5 percent of the … [Read more...] about Assessing the long-term health of vegetarians and vegans and their risk of certain conditions and diseases