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Is There an Immune Connection Between Asthma and Vitamin D Status?

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Is There an Immune Connection Between Asthma and Vitamin D Status?

  Asthma is an airway condition associated with a chronic inflammatory response. Among adults, its prevalence is between 7% and 10%. Most patients self-report a history of asthma in childhood. Recent research indicates that vitamin D deficiencies and insufficiencies have been linked to the incidence of asthma in children.    Vitamin D is commonly known to support healthy bone mineralization and calcium homeostasis. It also has been shown to help support the inflammatory response and both innate and adaptive immune health. Vitamin D receptors (VDRs) are present throughout the body, which includes being located on some immune cells, such as lymphocytes and monocytes. Calcitriol (1,25[OH]2D) is a form of...

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Women’s Hormone Balance is Dependent on Nitric Oxide

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Women’s Hormone Balance is Dependent on Nitric Oxide

  Gender roles create different expectations and behaviors in men and women that affect chronic disease incidence and outcomes, including tobacco use, exercise and treatment-seeking. Women tend to be affected by chronic diseases at younger ages than men. Women typically live longer than men but do so with greater disability and less social protection than men. As daughters, sisters, and informal workers; women are often the main and long-term health-care providers for those that suffer with chronic disease. This in turn, puts an additional burden and stress on them that can lead to the onset and/or faster progression of disease....

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3 Antioxidants for Longevity

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3 Antioxidants for Longevity

  Antioxidants are well-known for their role in protecting cells from oxidative stress, and they play an important role in longevity. Along with a healthy diet, lifestyle choices and physical activity, antioxidants contribute to a sharp memory, healthy mood, and whole-body wellness. Luckily for us, antioxidants come in a variety of forms.   Support healthy cellular aging Ergothioneine is an amino acid with powerful free-radical quenching and cell-protecting properties. Your body has a highly specific mechanism to transport ergothioneine into your cells, suggesting it is crucial for overall health. But your body can’t produce it, so you must get it...

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Best Nutrition for Children: Guidelines, Foods and Vitamins

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Best Nutrition for Children: Guidelines, Foods and Vitamins

  There's no question that food plays a critical part in the health of children. As a matter of fact, guaranteeing the best nourishment for children can assist with advancing development and improvement, support immune function and set long haul smart eating habits.* On the other hand, a diet high in nutrient-poor processed foods, added sugars and trans fats can increase the risk of nutritional deficiencies, hindered development and behavioral issues, alongside a scope of various medical problems.In this guide on the best nutrition for children, we'll cover a few essential rules to keep, investigate a couple of the main...

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Making the Most of a Men’s Multivitamin

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Making the Most of a Men’s Multivitamin

Are you familiar with men’s special health needs? There are many strategies—beginning with diet and a quality multi—that can help men achieve optimal wellness. Here’s an obvious statement: men’s health needs are different than women’s. But knowing what support is needed at each stage of life is not so simple. Either way, it all begins with proactive health strategies.   Focus on a healthy diet is key. Unfortunately, because of depleted soil, food processing, and the prevalence of (and sometimes reliance on) fast foods and convenience foods, it can be hard for men to get all of the nutrients they...

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