How Much Iron Do You Need?

How Much Supplemental Iron Do Women Need?

If you find yourself often feeling fatigued or having difficulty concentrating, you might need to have your blood checked for iron deficiency. Iron is an essential dietary mineral that is necessary to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that helps transport oxygen from the lungs to the body’s cells. It is also an … Continue Reading →

How Babies Are Affected by Mother's Nutrition

How Babies Are Affected by Their Mother’s Nutrition

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat.” What some might not realize is that during pregnancy, this old adage becomes “you and your baby are what you eat.” Research in genetics has already established that children inherit some hereditary traits from their parents—including genetic mutations that increase risk factors for some health … Continue Reading →

How Do Shaklee Cleaners Differ From Conventional Brands?

Why should you choose eco-friendly household cleaners over conventional, chemically scented, harsh toxic cleaners found on grocery store shelves? The answer is in the question itself. According to a 2013 report by the National Capital Poison Center, 55 percent of poison exposures involved medications, pesticides, and household products. Of that, over 2,700 of the cases … Continue Reading →

6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

More than 3.3 million Americans aged 40 years and older are either legally blind or have poor vision. The leading causes of these conditions are primarily age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. There are pharmaceutical options and surgical procedures available for some of these eye conditions, but many … Continue Reading →

Is Coronary Heart Disease Reversible?

Is Coronary Heart Disease Reversible?

Imagine the vascular system as your body’s plumbing. The heart is the pump, the arteries and veins are the pipes, and the blood is the water that flows through the entire system. Over time, fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in your blood build up as plaque and stick to the arterial walls, much … Continue Reading →

Salt, Potassium and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects one out of every three adults (about 75 million people) in the U.S. If left unchecked, this condition may lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, and even sexual dysfunction. Some of the risk factors associated with high blood pressure include age, health conditions like … Continue Reading →

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