For people who are really serious about body building as sport, nutrition is something that is very important. And if you want to be even more deliberate in improving health—perhaps Continue Reading

For people who are really serious about body building as sport, nutrition is something that is very important. And if you want to be even more deliberate in improving health—perhaps to address a chronic disease or condition—a Functional Medicine approach can yield great benefits. Overall, seeing your food as medicine helps you make better decisions about what (and how) to eat in order to make the best decisions for your own wellbeing. The health insurance marketplace, created by the federal and state governments to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable, lets you compare health plans, find out if you are eligible for tax credits to help pay for private insurance or health programs like CHIP and enroll in a health plan that meets your coverage and financial needs. All these plans must comply with ACA regulations on mental and behavioral health coverage. Integrative treatments. In a study that enrolled nine actinic keratosis patients, an analog of vitamin D3 was applied topically on half of the affected area of the face or scalp and the base cream without the vitamin D3 analog was used on the other half for 12 weeks. The number of actinic keratoses decreased where the vitamin D3 analog was used but did not change where the base cream alone was used (Seckin 2009). Levels of folate and SAMe need to be in the optimum range. SAMe is an abbreviation for S-adenosylmethionine. Low levels of folate ad SAMe are low for many people and play a role in heart attacks and strokes. Too high levels of homocysteine are harmful. Too much homocysteine in the blood damages arteries and forms plaques in the arteries. It means that the methylation process in the body is not working properly. Many of the heart attacks and strokes can be preventable, including arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis through lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes includes diet with quality nutrition, exercise and supplements. It is important that the nutrients are in the optimum range, not the “normal” range. Most people assume that health problems are produced purely by physical causes. However, research has shown that the mind could be the cause of a large number of ailments. Fear, stress, anxiety, bitterness, anger, jealousy, uncontrollable rage, and a variety of other destructive emotions can lead to a number of health complications. Having a positive outlook arising from a peace that comes from within is essential for a healthy life. 5. Fiber – There are two types of fiber, soluable and insoluable. Fiber does three roles. One, it helps to curb the appetite. Two, fiber excretes more calories from food. Three, fiber slows down the conversion of carbohydrates and the absorption of sugar from food into the blood stream. Ideally, we need about 35 grams of fiber on a daily basis for optimum digestive function.

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