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Understanding Osteoporosis: Preventative Measures and Current Treatments

We are all familiar with osteoporosis by name, but do you understand exactly how the condition develops and why it impacts your health? Knowledge is power, and by gaining a more comprehensive understanding of osteoporosis you can take the necessary steps to prevent the deterioration of your bones.

What Is Osteoporosis?

The term “osteoporosis” actually means “porous bone.” Since bone is a living tissue composed of calcium and protein, it remains healthy by continually remodeling itself. If you are healthy, small amounts of bone are constantly being absorbed into your body and immediately replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. At times the body breaks down bones by reabsorbing calcium that is stored in the bones to maintain blood calcium levels that is essential for proper functioning of the heart, brain, and other organs. This causes bone density to decrease, which leads bones to become weak and brittle with risk of fracture.

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5 Simple Ways to Cultivate Better Mind/Body Balance

One of the downfalls of our modern society is the widespread tendency to focus solely on physical health without assigning equal importance to emotional and spiritual health. In a time of overstimulating technologies, devastating news stories, increased work stress, and unprecedented financial demands, it is more important than ever before for each of us to cultivate a stronger mind/body balance. But how can you make that happen without becoming a yoga master? These five simple tricks will lead you in the right direction.

Unplug For Short Periods of Time

If the thought of detaching from your iPhone for 24 hours makes you queasy, you can still gain the benefits of being “unplugged” for shorter stretches of time. Even just 30 minutes away from all screens can help you connect with yourself, become more mindful of the world around you, and remind you of the beauty of your non-cyber reality.

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Signs You May Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Though Florida is known as the Sunshine State, it is still possible that you could be suffering from a vitamin D deficiency! Vitamin D is one of the most powerful nutrients in your system, so when you become deficient in vitamin D, the symptoms can severely diminish your health and quality of life.

Experts estimate that a full 1 billion people worldwide do not have enough vitamin D in their blood, which equates to about 41.6 percent of adults in America! Are you one of the 41.6 percent? Here are the signs to watch out for.

You Get Sick More Frequently Than Others

Since vitamin D is responsible for maintaining your immune system, frequent illnesses and infections could be a sign that you are vitamin D deficient. In particular, studies have shown that a lack of vitamin D can lead to respiratory tract infections like colds, pneumonia, and bronchitis.

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The Best Supplementation for Thyroid Support

Fatigue, chronic pain, and depression impact millions of Americans every day, but few Americans realize that their suffering could be stemming from thyroid disease. If these symptoms have diminished your quality of life, using supplements to enhance your thyroid function could be the simple solution you need to reduce your suffering and regain your life.

The Thyroid Controls Your Health More Than You May Realize

You can find your thyroid at the base of your neck. It’s a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is responsible for producing an important hormone that controls how fast your body burns calories, how fast your heart beats, and more. Most people suffer from thyroid imbalances that cause the thyroid to produce either too much or too little of its hormone. Since the thyroid hormone plays such a critical role in a number of vital body functions, an imbalance can severely impact health and wellness.

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How is Sugar Destroying Your Health?

Nobody wants to live an unhealthy lifestyle, but many of us fall into unhealthy habits unintentionally. Even if you try your best to eat well, exercise, and care for your body, there is one trap you might still be falling into each day: eating too much added sugar. Put bluntly, added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Worse than saturated fat, worse than cholesterol. Sugar devastates your health in more ways than you may realize. By identifying sugar’s harmful impact on your body and using simple strategies to adjust your eating habits, you can embrace 2018 feeling better than ever.

Added Sugar Is Addictive

First and foremost, sugar is its own type of drug. Just like real drugs, sugar causes dopamine to be released in the reward center of the brain. It creates the feelings of satisfaction and joy that make you want to reach for another slice of cake or another scoop of ice cream, but the pleasure that you feel is fleeting; it will simply leave you a few pounds heavier and a few steps closer to heart problems. Continue reading How is Sugar Destroying Your Health?

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Everything You Should Know about the FDA’s New Regenerative Medicine Policy Framework

Though the arena of regenerative medicine has existed since the first bone marrow transplant a few decades ago, new and exciting advances have made it possible to harness regenerative medicine in innovative and unprecedented ways. Unlike the majority of treatments out there that merely cover symptoms without addressing the root causes of health conditions, regenerative medicine treatments have the ability to rejuvenate, replace, and regenerate the body in a safe and natural way.

Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma in particular lead the way as transformative and cutting-edge regenerative therapies. Despite their potential for triggering deep, comprehensive, and long-lasting healing, the FDA has been hesitant to make regenerative medicine widely available to the general population. In November 2017, the FDA finally announced a comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework to “spur innovation, efficient access to potentially transformative products, while ensuring safety and efficacy,” according to its press release. Continue reading Everything You Should Know about the FDA’s New Regenerative Medicine Policy Framework

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With the O-Shot, Your Stem Cells Resolve Sexual Dysfunction

Sex is meant to be enjoyable, but for a large percentage of women, it borders on miserable. Female Sexual Dysfunction is a serious issue that can cause a number of unpleasant side effects in women of all ages. From pain and discomfort during sex to difficulty reaching organsm, this condition can cause embarrassment, frustration, and tension during intimacy. Thanks to a new and innovative treatment called the O-Shot®, Female Sexual Dysfunction is finally being openly discussed so that women of all ages can discover the simple and non-surgical solution.

The O-Shot® Means No More Sexual Dysfunction

Too many women who struggle to enjoy sex believe that they must simply accept their fate. They assume that they will be burdened with elusive orgasms and painful intimacy for years to come, but they are wrong. The O-Shot® is an innovative and exciting new regenerative medicine treatment that combats sexual dysfunction in a completely natural and virtually painless way.  Continue reading With the O-Shot, Your Stem Cells Resolve Sexual Dysfunction

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Is CBD the Key to Your Ongoing Health and Wellness?

Cannabis continues to play an ever-changing role in our society, and its evolution over the past few years has made incredible contributions to the realm of alternative medicine.

Cannabis, better known as marijuana, is composed of more than 400 chemicals called cannabinoids. The cannabinoid named THC is well-known because it is responsible for producing the euphoric “high” of cannabis. Other cannabinoids found in cannabis, like CBD, do not have those psychoactive effects, because they are received and translated by the human body differently. CBD in particular has been studied extensively in scientific and clinical research studies for its neuroprotective and neurogenic effects. With its potent healing powers, CBD is finally being recognized for its value as an alternative medicine. Continue reading Is CBD the Key to Your Ongoing Health and Wellness?

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Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Wellness Evaluation

Life is filled with unexpected dangers at every turn, but there are just as many dangers that you can avoid or prevent with a bit of organization and purposeful action. This is especially true for your health; all it takes is a simple annual wellness evaluation to improve your wellness, minimize your risk factors for disease, and increase your chances of living a long and rewarding life.

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The Best Offense is a Good Defense: Preparing for Fall Allergies in Florida

Though the autumn season arrives later in Florida than in many other areas of the country, fall nonetheless brings with it the miseries of seasonal allergies. Unlike allergies that are triggered by a specific substance like pet hair or peanuts, seasonal allergies are triggered by changes in the environment. Since the best offense is a good defense, you can start preparing now to minimize the impacts of fall allergies as the season changes.

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