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.
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.
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...
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—
Depression can come with physical symptoms - such as poor sleeping habits or aching joints. The theory explained in this video is that there is a relationship between the physical symptoms of an overactive immune system and depression. By supplementing a diet with Vitamin D and UV light, and thereby altering one's immune system, one can allieviate the symptoms of depression.
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.
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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It is argued that sun exposure and warm weather helps people cope with and fight multiple sclerosis. Sun is important to produce vitamin D. There are arguments that vitamin D deficiency is connected with cases of multiple sclerosis. Get a blood test to make sure your vitamin levels are optimum and you are suffering from no mineral or vitamin toxicity.
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 ...
I've never had a black eye, but I was in a car accident that turned my entire ear dark purple a few years ago. Believe me; it was enough to get more than a few funny looks.
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...
It's easier to build a rocket than you think, although it depends on what you actually consider a rocket. This video tutorial will show you how to make a simple rocket with vitamins. You just need a film roll canister, water and a sparkling tablet, iron (Fe) vitamin or magnesium. That's it!
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...
In this tutorial, get a fantastic tip from the ladies of Show Me the Curry that will help you keep your leafy green veggies green longer. All you need is some water and vitamin C tablets. Enjoy!
If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done.
Rebecca from OffWhiteLiving shows a quick, easy way to cook collard greens. First remove the ribs from the leaves and chop them into bite-size pieces. Heat some butter and olive oil in the skillet. The greens need to be cooked in some type of fat since they have a lot of fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamin K, which is an important anti-clotting vitamin. Not to mention it makes them tastier. Put the greens into the pan and coat them with the butter and oil. Keep the heat low. A little know...
The video starts out with a man wearing sunglasses, stating that he has a hangover. He gives a dictionary definition of a hangover. He then presents an example of the alcohol he drank the night before, which was the cause of his hangover. He gives some tips on how to cure a hangover. Step 1. Drink a can of beer while taking a shower. Step 2. Drink a bottle of tropical citrus flavored vitamin water. His reason for the vitamin water is that it will rehydrate the body, replace vitamin B and has ...
The stinging nettle is an edible plant that can be used as an herbal vitamin. This video shows how to harvest and make use of nettle.
Are you constantly battling chapped lips? The right prevention methods can restore lip moisture in no time. Watch this Howcast guide to learn how to prevent chapped lips. Nobody wants chapped lips - lips should be soft and kissable.
Sushi on your face?! Okay, not really. Rather, applying seaweed to your face will help restore moisture to skin, helping with anti-aging efforts.
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.
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.
If ever there was a super-hero vitamin, Vitamin E would be it! Learn why, right here.
Thiamine, aka Vitamin B1, keeps your body fully functioning and ready to move!
Spinach raita is yet another tasty way to prepare the ever popular green vegetable. Spinach is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, tocopherol, vitamin E, vitamin K and magnesium. It also contains several vital antioxidantS and folic acid. Watch this How-to video and try this spinach and yogurt combo with rice or chapattis. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Guinea pigs often squeak with joy when their owners enter a room. How can you resist such welcoming pets?
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.
If MacGyver ever needed to develop some black and white film, this is how he would do it. Check out this awesome recipe for film developer, which uses instant coffee, Vitamin C, and washing soda to set up your own darkroom developing lab.
There are so many different kinds of vegetables out there that each one contains its own unique look, tast, and benefits. Carrots are full of beta-carotene, broccoli is chocked full of healthy vitamins and minerals, and celery is a great veggie that has no calories and contains a good source of calcium. So taking a bunch of veggies and making soup stock out of it is a great way to not only add delicious flavor to any soup, but a good way of getting some healthy vitamins and minerals. Check ou...
Note that is always best to try and avoid a hangover in the first place by pacing yourself and drinking lots of water before sleeping. But if you find yourself hungover follow our directions for a faster route to feeling better.
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.
Good Housekeeping reports that despite many people believe the new drinking energy shots is healthy as it contains B vitamin, caffeine, and few calories, it might not be the case. Samantha Cassetty from Good Housekeeping Institute suggests that there is no added benefit by taking B vitamin since people are talking them from daily diet. Health experts also suggest 300 mg/day is the optimal caffeine consumption level but not all energy drinks reveal their caffeine amount on the labels. Natural ...
Oranges are mostly known as a great source of Vitamin C, but did you know they're also a great source of fiber, Vitamin A & B, potassium, and calcium? Incorporate an orange into your diet, and you'll be doing yourself a favor. Learn how to say "orange" in Polish with help from this 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 ...
Some Montana inhabitants have been making impassioned pleas to legalize raw milk this week. The debate took place during a hearing on House Bill 325, which was held by the Senate Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation Committee on Tuesday, March 21.