All your bones are dependent on calcium, and Vitamin D makes sure your body properly absorbs it. Apart from bone strength, growth, and protection from diseases like cancer and diabetes, it also controls the amount of phosphate in the body and keeps muscles healthy as well. Other vitamins and minerals also work with Vitamin D to improve or aid other body functions.
The thyroid gland produces hormones that control the body’s mood, metabolism, energy levels, temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. Hypothyroidism is a serious affliction wherein the body’s thyroid gland does not reach normal levels of activity. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland isn’t producing enough hormones to maintain the body’s regular levels of activity needed. There are certain types of food that can help boost the activity level of your thyroid gland. Take a quick read through this list brought to you by Walk-In Lab so that the next time you go grocery shopping, you know what foods to get for your diet!
How do I know if I have a Thyroid problem We’ve all heard the terms “Hyperthyroidism” and “Hypothyroidism” and more often than not,these two terms are casually used in lieu of the other whichever one is more conveniently remembered. But what’s really the deal with these “thyroidisms?” Let’s start by defining what gland is affected by both these afflictions. The Thyroid Gland is a large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development.
Statins are used to control LDL Cholesterol in our bodies. They are effective, which is why cardiologists prescribe them for their patients at risk for heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina and stroke. Sometimes, however, they get prescribed to patients with a family history of the above conditions. An important note on statins is that while they reduce cholesterol being made by the body, they do NOT remove any blockages already in existence.
Take a guess as to what the leading cause of disability in America is? Go ahead. We can wait. The title of this post is a clue, of course. But if someone stopped you on the street and asked, what would you answer? Heart problems and cancer are certainly up there as reasons to miss work, along with diabetes. But the actual answer is arthritis. 54 million people in the United States have some form of the disease. Are you one of them? Do you have arthritis?
According to the National Cancer Institute, 38.1% of people in the United States will have some form of cancer during their lifetimes. That’s over a third of the country! And yet, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of talk about it. This seems strange because do you know the best way to survive cancer? Early detection!