Archive | November 2014

Calcium linked to longer lifespans in women

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An article from the science news website known as Eureka Alert shares the results of a study on how calcium extends lifespans in women.

Here is the news article:

Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women – Study finds calcium-rich diet, supplements provide equal benefits

Chevy Chase, Maryland—Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health, is commonly found in dairy products as well as vitamins. Although calcium is an essential nutrient for bone health, past studies have linked calcium supplements to heart disease risk. Researchers analyzing data from the large-scale Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) sought to clarify this issue and found moderate doses of calcium supplements had a beneficial effect in women.

“Our study found daily use of calcium supplements was associated with a lower risk of death among women,” said the study’s lead author, David Goltzman, MD, of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. “The benefit was seen for women who took doses of up to 1,000 mg per day, regardless of whether the supplement contained vitamin D.”

The study monitored the health of 9,033 Canadians between 1995 and 2007. During that period, 1,160 participants died. Although the data showed women who took calcium supplements had a lower mortality (death) risk, there was no statistical benefit for men. The study found no conclusive evidence that vitamin D had an impact on mortality.

“Higher amounts of calcium were potentially linked to longer lifespans in women, regardless of the source of the calcium,” Goltzman said. “That is, the same benefits were seen when the calcium came from dairy foods, non-dairy foods or supplements.”

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Source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/tes-csl052013.php

Vitamins and Minerals Help Sleep and Remedy Insomnia

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(From NaturalNews) For better sleep, the body needs healthy foods and nutrients. Many nutrients are known to have a calming effect on the nervous system and help promote good sleep. Whole foods contain many of these natural insomnia cures, but supplements are also available to ensure that you obtain the proper dietary amounts.

Calcium
is nature’s tranquilizer. Some feel that calcium is best absorbed in the evening, suggesting that the folk medicine suggestion of a glass of milk before bedtime might be a good idea. Natural forms of calcium are dairy foods as well as green vegetables and sesame. A spoon of sesame seeds has ten times the calcium as a similar amount of milk. Spinach is also high in calcium. Take 1000 milligrams of calcium daily.

Magnesium
is needed to absorb calcium. Many calcium supplements also contain magnesium. Epsom salts are made of magnesium and an Epsom salt bath is one way to absorb magnesium. Magnesium is a muscle relaxant as well as important for balancing blood sugar and blood pressure. Natural sources of magnesium are halibut, peanuts, whole grains, spinach, bananas, avocadoes, and nuts and seeds. Diabetes and those on diuretics need to insure proper intake of magnesium, as much magnesium is lost through urine. Symptoms of deficiency are muscle spasms, nausea and loss of appetite.

Vitamin D
is another nutrient needed to support calcium uptake in the body. Milk products are regularly fortified with vitamin D. Research has shown that it is difficult to obtain enough vitamin D from exposure to the sun, especially in winter months, or north of New York or San Francisco, so supplementation is advised.

L-theanine
is one of the ingredients of green tea. This amino acid is known to have calming properties. Research has shown theanine to calm the brain by producing alpha waves. Aside from its calming effects, theanine may also lower blood pressure.

5-HTP
is the abbreviation for L-5-hydroxlytryptophan, which is a chemical byproduct of the amino acid L-Tryptophan. These nutrients are high in the protein contained in turkey and some say is responsible for the post-Thanksgiving sleepiness. Some have used tryptophan as a mood enhancer, as well, as it is known to help with serotonin mechanisms in the brain.

GABA is one of the brain’s neurotransmitters. The full name of this nutrient, which used to treat depression, is gamma-Aminobutyric acid. Its function is to regulate muscle tone and the excitability of nerves.

This health news is brought to you by http://NutritionBreakthroughs.com. Since 2009, their natural sleep remedy Sleep Minerals II (featuring highly absorbable calcium, magnesium and vitamin D) has been soothing even the worst insomnia and helping everyone from teenagers, to women with menopause symptoms, to seniors to get a good night’s sleep.

 

via Vitamins Help You Sleep Better and Cure Insomnia – NaturalNews.com.

 

Top 20 Benefits of Magnesium – Good Sleep, Calm Nerves, Strong Heart

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Included below is an interesting chart that contains the top 20 health benefits of magnesium.  Some of these benefits include its ability to remedy sleeplessness and insomnia, calm the nerves, strengthen the heart, lower blood pressure, relieve headaches and soothe PMS.

Chronic insomnia is one of the main symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Sleep in magnesium deficiency is usually agitated with frequent nighttime awakenings.  On the other hand, a high magnesium diet has been found to be associated with deeper, less interrupted sleep. This was shown in a study done by the Human Nutrition Research Center in North Dakota.

This news is brought to you by Nutrition Breakthroughs and its natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II.  Sleep Minerals II is the original magnesium and calcium based sleep remedy, known for soothing even the worst insomnia.  It helps everyone from teenagers, to women with menopause symptoms, to older seniors, to get a good night’s sleep.  For more information, visit the Sleep Minerals II page.

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Top 12 Health Benefits of Walking, Including Sleep

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I’ve included an intriguing chart below that contains the top 12 health benefits of walking.  Take a look at the chart below to see some of the amazing boosts one can obtain.  Go out and walk and have some fun.

Walking can help increase “endorphins”, which are protein-like chemicals made in the brain that can have a relaxing effect, a pain-relieving effect, and can also reduce stress and increase well-being.

Regarding sounder, deeper sleep resulting from walking, studies at the University of Arizona have found that walking more than six blocks a day at a normal pace significantly improves sleep at night for women.  Scientists suspect that walking helps to set our biological clock into a consistent wake/sleep pattern.

This health news is provided by Nutrition Breakthroughs, maker of the effective natural insomnia remedy Sleep Minerals II, and the natural solution for arthritis, joint relief, pain relief and more energy, Joints and More.

Best of health,

Jobee Knight
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Magnesium Deficiency: Insomnia, Ringing Ears, Muscle Cramps

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Below is an informative chart containing five signs of magnesium deficiency.  These include poor sleep and insomnia, ringing ears, muscle cramps, abnormal heart function and kidney stones.

Chronic insomnia is one of the main symptoms of magnesium deficiency.  Sleep in magnesium deficiency is usually agitated with frequent nighttime awakenings.  On the other hand a high magnesium diet has been found to be associated with deeper, less interrupted sleep.  This was proven in a study done at the Human Nutrition Research Center in North Dakota.

When taking magnesium supplements it is important to balance it with calcium.  The recommended ratio is twice as much calcium as magnesium.

This health news is provided by http://NutritionBreakthroughs.com. Since 2001 Nutrition Breakthroughs has provided natural health articles and effective natural remedies.  Their mission is to provide nutritional supplements that get results and therefore help people to avoid drugs and their side effects.

Since 2009, their natural sleep remedy Sleep Minerals II has been keeping that promise — by soothing even the worst insomnia and helping everyone from teenagers, to women with menopause symptoms, to seniors to get a good night’s sleep.


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Top Foods for Better Bone Strength and Health

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I’ve included an interesting chart below with the healthiest foods for building good bones.  Nuts, seeds and selected green vegetables are high in calcium and magnesium, which are known to strengthen bones.  Foods rich in vitamin D are also beneficial.

For vitamin D, spend a bit of time outside in the sunshine and also eat fish like tuna, mackerel and salmon.

To your good health,

Jobee Knight
Nutrition Breakthroughs
Maker of Natural Sleep Aids and Joint Relief Products

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New Insight into Causes of Hot Flashes, Night Sweats and Remedies

A night sweat is a “hot flash” that occurs in the night, often while one is sleeping.  A hot flash, also called a hot flush, is a sudden unexpected feeling of warmth and often a breakout of sweating in the upper half of the body. These flashes are experienced by 80% of women around the time of menopause, and men can also have them due to a lessening of testosterone.

At night time while a woman sleeps, her body temperature rises steeply just prior to a hot flash, causing her to wake up.  The National Sleep Foundation writes that as many as 61% of post-menopausal women report having symptoms of insomnia and less satisfying sleep, due in part due to hot flashes interrupting their sleep with frequent awakenings.

Dr. John R. Lee, M.D. explains the source of hot flashes in his book: “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause”. There is an area of the brain that controls the amounts of estrogen and progesterone made by the ovaries. When these two hormones become depleted as in menopause, the brain sends out signals for the ovaries to make more hormones, but they no longer respond to these prompts.

The signaling system can go awry as the brain sends out more and more signals and actually begins to “shout”.  This over-activity begins to affect adjacent areas of the brain; particularly the area that controls body temperature and sweating mechanisms — thus the occurrence of hot flashes.

Sometimes spicy food, hot beverages, caffeine, alcohol or cigarettes can bring on a hot flash. For help with night sweats in bed, keep the bedroom cool and keep a washcloth in a bowl of ice near the bed to use on the forehead or chest as needed. To minimize hot flashes during the summer weather, stay cool by using fans and drinking cold drinks. Keep air conditioners on and make sure that air is circulating throughout the room. Dress in layers so you can peel them off as needed.

Vitamins E and C have been shown in studies to help reduce hot flashes.  One study supporting vitamin E was published in “Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation” and concluded that vitamin E is effective and is a recommended treatment for hot flashes. Extensive research indicates that vitamin C strengthens blood vessels and acts as a potent health enhancement. In a study that combined vitamin C with bioflavonoids (the white matter on the inside of orange peels), 67% of the subjects reported complete relief from hot flashes.

The minerals calcium and magnesium can also help with deeper, sounder sleep, particularly because estrogen in women and testosterone in men helps to keep these minerals in circulation in the body and when these hormones are depleted, more frequent mineral supplementation is needed.

Sleep Minerals II from www.Nutrition Breakthroughs is an example of a natural insomnia remedy that provides good results for menopause symptoms. It contains highly absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium, the best minerals for sleep and insomnia, heart health, restless legs syndrome and bone strength. The formula also includes vitamin D and zinc and is delivered in a softgel form with healthy carrier oils, making it more quickly absorbable than tablets or capsules and providing a deeper, longer-lasting sleep.

Anita L. of New Caney, Texas says: “I was having hot flashes every 30 minutes to an hour through the night and was so miserable.  After about two weeks of taking the Sleep Minerals, I noticed an incredible difference with my sleep.  I have much less interruption from hot flashes, I’m sleeping much better and I’m a lot more comfortable.  I’m so happy I found it and that it actually works.”

Valerie from Santa Clarita, California says: “I had such severe menopause insomnia that it took me hours to fall asleep even though I was extremely tired. My legs also had crawling and tingling feelings at night. I got the Sleep Minerals and took them and after a few days, it started to work really well. I fall asleep now within 20 minutes and no more restless legs.”

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Pain Free Computer Posture and Best Posture for Sleep

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Below is a great chart for learning and keeping good posture, and staying pain-free at the computer — things we can all use in this Internet Age!

In addition, some good tips for posture while sleeping would include sleeping on your back or side (not stomach), using a neck pillow that fits into the curve of the back of your neck and supports it, and using a good mattress that is suited to your comfort. You can also put a pillow under your knees while lying on your back, to take some pressure off the back if it’s sore.

This health information is brought to you by Nutrition Breakthroughs, maker of the effective natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II, and the natural remedy for joint relief, allergy, asthma, and increased energy – Joints and More.

To your good health.

Jobee Knight
President
Nutrition Breakthroughs

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