Reverse Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

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In the 1970s, metabolic syndrome came to the forefront as the blanket term to describe a cluster of health conditions that appeared to occur together and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. These markers included high blood pressure, high blood sugar, elevated triglycerides, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, and low HDL (good) cholesterol, along with an …

Build Better Bones

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Most people don’t notice weak bones until it’s too late. Often, a fracture is the first sign of a problem. But taking a proactive approach can help you get ahead of osteoporosis by building better bones before problems arise. However, before you just randomly increase your calcium intake—don’t. Extra calcium, by itself, isn’t what your body needs. The Path to …

Andropause

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Male menopause is no myth Not feeling like yourself lately? Do you have less energy than you used to, both in and out of the bedroom? Are you gaining weight even though your eating habits haven’t changed? If so, you could be suffering from the effects of declining androgen levels, a condition called andropause. How Does Andropause Happen? Androgens are …

Coping with Autoimmune Disease

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Did you know that autoimmune conditions are now among the most common diseases? More than 24 million Americans are afflicted by some type of autoimmune disease, with women being diagnosed at twice the rate of men. And while autoimmune ailments may go by different names—for example, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), celiac disease, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—they …

Protect Your Prostate

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If you’re like most men, you never think about your prostate. Once there’s a prostate problem, though, this usually forgotten gland demands attention around the clock. An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) will keep you running to the bathroom day and night, causing constant discomfort. Prostate cancer can cause symptoms similar to BPH. It can also cause pain …

Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplemental ingredients. Vitamin: Vitamin D What it is: Vitamin D, frequently called “the sunshine vitamin,” is synthesized by the body after exposure to sunlight. It is available in …

Healthy Brain Boosters

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Your brain changes constantly, reacting to new situations and information to help you survive and thrive. But some of the natural changes that come with aging can lead to frustrating mental slow-downs. That’s largely because the burdens of inflammation and oxidative stress—two chief enemies of brain health—increase as you get older. Those issues can result in everyday memory slips, difficulty …