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Embrace Heart Health
The month of February often evokes images of love and hearts for many, whether due to involvement or memories with a significant other, or simply the deluge of commercialization we see surrounding Valentine's Day.
The effects of this "holiday" can be uplifting or slightly devastating depending on your current state of mental health and happiness. However, it can also be viewed as a pivotal point of the year to evaluate your emotional condition and make some lifestyle tweaks for optimal well-being to ensue.
Find out more on recognizing and conquering depression.
In alignment with keeping a healthy emotional heart, it is important not to neglect the physical functioning of this vital organ. With heart disease the number one cause of death in the U.S., making a vigilant effort to screen, prevent disease, and support heart health becomes a necessary part of everyone's daily health routine. Begin by learning your family's health history and assessing your own state of fitness.
Learn the next steps to promote heart health.
While you are going through your personal health assessment, you may be finding yourself suffering from many mini-ailments that recently or gradually became bothersome, or existing health conditions such as diabetes or depression which may be inexplicably aggravated.
New research studies suggest that many common health complaints can be linked to vitamin D deficiency, with cases higher particularly during the winter months due to less exposure to sunlight (the primary source of vitamin D for most people).
In contrast to the negative conditions inadequate vitamin D intake can have on the body, in proper or supplemented dosage, researchers have found many positive effects of vitamin D, such as significant decreases in cancer cell proliferation, reduced inflammation, as well as improved blood vessel and immune system functioning.
Discover the major effects of vitamin D (and lack thereof) on comprehensive wellness.
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Battling the V-Day Blues?
How you can stop depression from settling in
For many people who are alone or have recently parted ways with a significant other, Valentine’s Day can contribute to existing feelings of sadness, loneliness, and depression. It is also possible that feelings of sadness set in some time ago during the holidays, further exacerbating emotions.
Even if you’re not experiencing post-holiday or Valentine’s Day-related depression, it is estimated that most adults – more than 121 million people right now – have or will experience sadness and depression at some point in their lives. And, onset is more likely to occur during the winter and the holiday seasons.
learn how to avoid depression this valentine's day >
Dosing Up on Vitamin D
How to reverse the deficiency damage
Did you know that more than 40% of the U.S. population is currently suffering from symptoms caused by an insufficient intake of vitamin D?
Considering that an inadequate intake of vitamin D can be linked to many diseases and conditions, including osteoporosis, rickets, schizophrenia, type 2 diabetes, muscle weakness, depression, and seasonal affective disorder, deficiency may be taking more of a toll on our bodies than previously realized.
Find out how you get healthy taking vitamin d >
Holding Heart Health in the Palm of Your Hands
You may already know – from the FDA and other health sources – that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.
However, you may not be doing all that you can to reduce your risk. Get some simple tips to incorporate into your lifestyle to ensure continued health and well-being, and help prevent heart attacks.
get our 8 tips on improving heart health >
Ask Our Experts
When you have a question, you can always Ask Our Experts on our website. We have experts from many fields available to review your questions and provide professional advice, including our clinical psychologist, Michele.
"My wife and I are seeing a counselor and she suggested that she see her doctor to be put on prescription medication. Here are her symptoms and what do you recommend.
- Loss of sleep, restlessness, nightmares
- Gets upset easily
- Lets things get to her and she won’t forget about it., plus she holds on to what upsets her
- Loss of appetite for a couple of weeks and than can't get enough food
- Puts up a guard when a disagreements arise and it takes forever to let it down" – Vincent
Your wife does indeed exhibit depressive symptoms. For these, she may benefit from our MindSoothe and PureCalm remedies. MindSoothe is our 100% herbal alternative to the prescription SSRI and anti-depressant drugs and is very effective for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and OCD.
Many people like to use our PureCalm while they are waiting for the MindSoothe to take full effect. PureCalm are wonderfully calming and relaxing without causing drowsiness. PureCalm contains selected herbs which help with the short term, symptomatic treatment of anxiety and stress.
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"What are the effects of using vitamin D for a supplement?" –Harry
Vitamins are compounds that you must have for growth and health. They are needed in small amounts only and are available in the foods that you eat. Vitamin D is necessary for strong bones and teeth.
Lack of vitamin D may lead to a condition called rickets, especially in children, in which bones and teeth are weak. In adults it may cause a condition called osteomalacia, in which calcium is lost from bones so that they become weak. Your doctor may treat these problems by prescribing vitamin D for you. Vitamin D is also sometimes used to treat other diseases in which calcium is not used properly by the body.
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