Dietary Intervention in Swine With Genetically Induced High Cholesterol

Reprinted from Standard Process

Standard Process researchers, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published a study examining the effect of diet interventions on cholesterol levels in swine with a genetically altered tendency toward high cholesterol Read more of this post


Ginger helps relieve sore muscles

Reprinted with permission of Life Extension

An article published online on April 26, 2010 in The Journal of Pain reports the discovery of a positive effect for ginger in relieving exercise-induced muscle pain.

Professor Patrick J. O’Connor of the University of Georgia’s College of Medicine and his associates compared the effects of daily supplementation with ginger or a placebo in two double-blinded clinical trials. Read more of this post

Greater vitamin K intake associated with lower diabetes risk

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A study conducted in the Netherlands, reported online on April 27, 2010 in the journal Diabetes Care, has found an association between the intake of both vitamin K1 and K2 with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more of this post

Common Exercise Mistakes

Via To Your Health

Did you know that more than 60 percent of people who begin working out for the first time, or pick it up again after taking some time off, hurt themselves in the first month? That’s significant for several reasons, not the least of which is if you are hurt, how are you going to keep working out and reach your fitness goals? The most important goal when undertaking any exercise program is not to build muscle, burn fat, increase cardiovascular capacity, or anything else. Those are important, but the number-one priority is to keep from being injured. That’s the only way you’ll have a real chance of reaching your fitness goals.

The right way versus the wrong way to exercise; now this is a topic that needs to be discussed more often. Just the other day, a friend of mine told me she had injured her chest muscle while doing Pilates. Of course, her training was unsupervised; in her case, she was following along with a DVD. She went to the hospital and was diagnosed with a torn chest muscle. Who would think someone could seriously injure themselves by doing Pilates on a DVD? It happens more frequently than you think. And if you can hurt yourself doing Pilates, you can definitely hurt yourself while working out at the gym lifting weights or using any of the equipment. Read more of this post

Get Rid of Allergy Symptoms Without Drugs

Via To Your Health

If you are one of the 26 million Americans who suffer from upper respiratory allergies, you may already be stocking up on tissues as we enter spring. Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is associated with a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms including excess mucous production, nasal blockage, sore throat, stuffy head, puffy eyes, and fatigue. Although none of these symptoms can be classified as life-threatening, anyone with allergies will tell you they can be a nuisance and interfere with daily activities. There are numerous medications that can be effective at masking allergy symptoms, but each comes with its inherent risks and may only treat the symptoms. Fortunately, there are also natural therapies available that can help your body manage the many underlying causes of allergies.

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Understanding and Preventing Golf Injuries

Why are so many golfers are injured every year – 27 million injuries annually, according to some estimates? Here’s what Jeff Blanchard, DC, a chiropractor and golf professional who specializes in preventing and treating golf injuries, has to say on the subject: “The average [amateur] has no warm-up or stretching protocols for golf. They are swinging the club with violent, intermittent effort. If ever there were a recipe for injury, this would be it. In addition to intermittent “grip it and rip it” golf swings, many have varied amounts of pre-existing postural dysfunction and poor flexibility. When you add it all up, it’s no wonder so many amateur golfers become injured. They are suffering from repetitive strain injuries due to lack of flexibility, postural instability and poor swing mechanics.”

The majority of injuries that occur in golf result from unusual demands put on bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves, especially if you haven’t been active for a period of time and/or if you don’t know how to properly swing a golf club. Common golf-related injuries in professional golfers involve the wrist, followed by the back, hand, shoulder, and knee; while for amateur golfers, the most common injuries involve the lower back, followed by the elbow, wrist, shoulder, and knee.

Needless to say that’s a considerable amount of potential injuries from an activity that doesn’t involve any contact with another player! The good news is that by understanding the proper (and improper) way to swing an golf club and which exercises can prepare your body for injury-free golf, you can enjoy one of America’s favorite leisure-time activities day after day, year after year.

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