Some studies have shown that vitamin D supplements help fight respiratory infections, but some haven't. A new study published in The BMJ clarified the confusion, and identified a group of people that might be better able to fight off colds and flu with vitamin D supplements.
There has been a huge shift over recent years to alternative medicine as people get disillusioned with conventional medicine to overcome anxiety. Natural and herbal supplements are becoming popular as people re-engage with nature. The list of potential side effects from drugs and the rebound effects from withdrawing often make the thought of taking medication unpleasant. Often the promise of how effective the medication can be is exaggerated or it simply does not have the effect it should bec...
Lutein is a natural supplement that is popular for people who wish to improve their vision as it deteriorates with aging. This herb works with your body to greatly improve your eye sight. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will walk you through the pros and cons of lutein and make sure you know exactly what to expect before starting a course of herbs.
Tribulus is an herb that is found all over the world and is often thought of as a weed, however many take it as a testosterone booster, sexual enhancer or appetite suppressant. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will walk you through tribulus and make sure you are informed before you decide to take it. He will also detail all of the possible side effects and debunk any rumors associated with the herb.
Tongkat Ali is a supplement taken from trees in Eastern Asia. Tongkat Ali is meant to improve energy and sexual performance. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will tell you all about this herb and what it does, as well as possible side effects and precautions that you should take before you decide to start an herbal regimine.
Maca is a root vegetable that grows in Central and South America and is used to boost sex drive and virility. In this clip, learn all about Maca and how it works, as well as possible side effects that you should be aware of before you take it. Follow along with this educational clip, presented by Dr. Ray Sahelian and see is Maca is right for you.
In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD will tell you all about the trendy supplement, Mangosteen. There has been a lot of talk about this herb curing diseases like cancer, heart disease and even arthritis. In this clip, Dr. Sahelian will tell you all about the mysterious fruit (that grows in Thailand and other South Eastern Asian countries) and what it really does. He will then tell you about any possible side effects or warnings so you can make an informed decision.
We have all woken up in the middle of the night with leg cramps, but what can you do to prevent them? In this how to video Pharmacologist Joe Graedon show you home remedies for nighttime leg cramps. Use tonic water, a bar of soap, baking soda, Pedialyte, pickle juice, or yellow mustard to help ease nasty leg cramps.
Heart disease is a number one killer, that is why it is important to keep our cholesterol under control. In this how to video Pharmacologist Joe Graedon shows you how to manage your cholesterol with a few home remedies. Did you know that psyllium, niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil supplements can help lower your cholesterol naturally? Watch and learn more about other home remedies such as chocolate, cinnamon, and walnuts and how they can help lower cholesterol also.
You are sneezing and you eyes are all red and itchy, that can only mean one thing it is allergy season. Watch this how to video and learn natural home remedies and treatments for allergies from pharmacologist Joe Graedon. He shows you how to stop the allergies with a few over the counter products or even a nettle, an herbal supplement.
First of all, there is no supplement or vitamin that can replace healthy eating habits. So don't think even for a second that you can indulge yourself with a Big Mac and supersize fries and toss in a vitamin or two and still be healthy.
You can prevent joint pain with vitamins and supplements. Amanda McQuade Crawford, medicinal herbalist and host of What a Relief, discusses natural remedies such as fish oil, SAM-e and garlic for joint pain. Watch this how to video and you will soothe your aching joints in no time.
Daylight savings time is here. On November 7th, everyone and everything turned back the clocks to standard time, but how well you adjust to the new time is up to you—
In this tutorial, we learn how to operate dynamic radar cruise control in the 2010 Prius. This supplements the conventional cruise control with a vehicle to vehicle cruise control. The radar system sees the car ahead and is less effected by bad weather conditions. The driver can select short, medium, or long driving distances. When cruising at a set speed that is faster than the car ahead, the vehicle will slow down to the speed of that car. A warning will be sounded to tell the driver to tak...
Jennifer Lyall and Dr. JJ Dugoua, the Vitamin Junkeys, discuss natural remedies for constipation. Magnesium is a natural treatment for constipation, but you need to be careful not to take too much. Constipation is when you are not having regular bowel movements. Some causes of constipation are dehydration, certain drugs, poor diet and stress. To keep things moving it is good to drink lots of water and to eat a diet high in foods containing fiber, like fruits and vegetables. Probiotic foods ca...
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You don't need supplements to prevent cancer, look to the food you eat every day to pack in all the healthy nutrients you need. You will need berries, spices, sources of isothiocyanate, watercress, green tea, sources of folate, Brazil nuts, omega-3-rich fish, garlic, Asian mushrooms, apples, and flaxseed. Watch this video nutrition tutorial and learn how to prevent cancer just through a good diet.
Do you like to eat tasty and nutritious food? Your bearded dragon does. In this program, follow you hosts through instruction on all the important facets of the lizard's food requirements, including foods to avoid, and a review of vitamin and mineral supplements. Learn these facts and your bearded dragon will delight in the healthy diet you offer it!
The importance of the African spur-thighed/G. sulcata tortoise's dietary needs, including variety, vitamin supplements, differences in the requirements of younger tortoises versus older ones, what NOT to feed, and the pros and cons of feeding processed foods and fresh foods.
This video presents advice from experts on natural ways to boost your immune system. It's important to look at what you are eating. Sugar inhibits the function of the white blood cells, which are part of the immune system. It has been shown that within 20 minutes of eating a high dose of sugar, the mobility and function of the white blood cells are decreased. Choose a diet rich in lean proteins and colorful vegetables such as lettuce and broccoli, which contain minerals that your system needs...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a gift basket of healthy stuff for a pregnant mom. First, go to Whole Foods Market, which carries everything that you need! First, think about what your mommy needs and what she is going to need after she has a baby! First, place in some books that have to do with pregnancy. Then, stock the basket with some supplements, prenatal vitamins, organic teas, a loofa, ginger pills, and bath salts. Once you give this to your expecting mom, she will thank you and...
In this tutorial, we learn how to have a balanced PH diet. This type of diet assists the body in proper metabolism and helps it fight diseases. For this, you will need: a food diary, pH strips, foods with low acidity and alkalizing beverages. Make sure you consult your physician before starting any new diet. You will first need to start a food diary showing what effects your body's pH balance. Use the pH strips to see what type of foods effect you the most. Change your diet to eat foods that ...
This video discusses helping hair grow faster using daily maintenance ideas. The presenter relays that the most important part of growing out hair is keeping it healthy. To keep it healthy, use a heat protectant if any heat tools like hair dryers, straighteners or curling irons are used. She indicates that heat, when not used to excess, will push the hair follicles to work harder and grow a bit faster. Vitamins and supplements can also support hair growth. She recommends a standard daily vita...
Getting into killer shape can be a lot harder than it seems. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and knowing the right approach. Trainer Vince Del Monte shows you seven exercises to have a killer workout.
This how to video shows how to fight a cold naturally or how to get over an infection. When you get a cold, there is an imbalance with your blood PH or an outside invader such as a virus. Some tips to get yourself feeling better are to boost your immune system with herbal supplements and getting a good source of protein. Protein helps to form antibodies, and without a good source of protein your body loses that source of protection. This video shows that the best source of protein is meat and...
Your knees support much of your weight. Exercise can keep your knees healthy by strengthening the muscles surrounding the joints. Strengthen your knees with this helpful tips.
While intestinal gas is a normal occurrence within the digestive process, it can also cause bloating, burping and flatulence. Follow these tips to remedy the problem.
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Constipation affects almost everyone at some time. Follow these tips to help prevent it. This how to video lends helpful advice on preventing constipation (and possibly resulting hemmeroids).
Getting a Rapunzel-like mane takes time, but you can speed things up with these valuable tips. You Will Need
Hook-billed birds are the ones in the parrot family—from petite parakeets to massive macaws. Here’s some stuff you should know if there’s going to be a hookbill in the house.
Check out this origami how-to video if you want to origami a shuriken. With help from a tutorial, you can allocate some helpful supplements for your origami education. A shuriken is a fun Japanese star-like thing to origami.
Worried about the side effects of your prescription drugs? Dr. Hyla Cass on helping side effects from prescriptions drugs with nutritional supplements.
Bon appétit! In part two of our Iguana Diet topic, Ron demonstrates the importance of dietary supplements further, advice on a sound feeding schedule for your Iguana, depending on its size, a warning on bad foods for your lizard, and a recap of important points in this diet series.
With the countless daytime talk shows starring and featuring doctors, nurses, and other medical specialists, discovering new ways to live a healthy life is just a remote click away. Although their shows might draw you in with incredible facts and mind-blowing secrets to weight loss success, it's important to take each televised recommendation with a bit of suspicion—most of these familiar faces aren't exactly telling the truth.
In this tutorial, we learn how to lose belly fat for women. Menopause can effect a woman's weight because the hormones are decreasing in the body and the fat cells increase. This will cause more fat to store around the organs. Going to the gm and exercising during this time is extremely important. Just a small amount of exercise each day can make a difference for women losing belly fat. The receptors in your brain will respond to healthy foods and estrogen supplements to help keep you on trac...
There may be times when you actually need to or want to gain weight for one reason or the other. Weight gain can be an important part of recovering from illnesses or training for athletics. Learn some tips for buying foods for a weight gain diet in this healthy shopping how-to video.
Even as someone with super pale skin that burns instead of tanning, I don't use sunscreen nearly as often as I should. Or, uh...ever. My skin cancer prevention routine mostly involves hiding from the sun as much as humanly possible. If you're like me and hate the greasy feeling of sunscreen, there are other ways you can protect your skin by increasing your sun tolerance. Your diet actually has a lot to do with how easily you burn, so by getting enough of a few key nutrients, you can decrease ...
Unfortunately, the very places we go to receive health care put us at risk for becoming infected with superbugs, bacteria exposed to so many antibiotics that they have become immune to their effects. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is one such bacteria. It causes inflammation of the colon and rampant diarrhea that can have life-threatening consequences. Part of its virulence lies in the tough spores formed by the bacteria. They are responsible for starting infections in the colon and for spre...
The bacteria in our gut — a community called the gut microbiome — have been in the spotlight a lot lately. What we're learning about how our intestinal bacteria adapt and grow with our bodies could help athletes perform better, according to researchers starting a company focused on creating probiotics that mimic athletes' microbiomes.