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.
How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...
Micronutrients are essential to our health. Unfortunately, many of us aren't getting enough of each nutrient from our diets. It isn't that the food we're eating is bad, but rather we are not eating enough of the right food to get our recommended daily allowance. But with the help of a micronutrient tracker, we can change this.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Vitamin C is perhaps the most famous and the most misunderstood of all the vital nutrients. Get the facts here.
Do you know what Vitamin B12 is? If you're feeling sleepy, your body will thank you for finding out!
You need to re-stock your supplies of Vitamin B3 each and every day. But why?
Want softer skin, and to see in the dark? Then step right up for your daily dose of Vitamin A!
Dr. Benjamin Weeks explains how vitamin C plays a role in the central nervous system health, especially in elderly people, and how it relates to Parkinson's Disease.
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.
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—
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.
Give a new look to your photographs! Use coffee! This video tutorial will show you how to develop film with coffee and washing soda, along with a little vitamin C.
Natasha Levitan demonstrates making a honey vanilla lip balm. Ingredients needed are two tablespoons of petroleum jelly, one eighth of a teaspoon of vitamin E oil, one tablespoon of beeswax granules, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one teaspoon of honey and a lip balm container, tub style, in which to store the balm after it is made. She starts by putting the beeswax and petroleum jelly into a glass bowl and microwaving it for five minutes, mixing after two and a half minutes. When the mixtu...
Dermatologists and aestheticians looking to make a quick buck (or several hundred of them) will tell you that the best facial exoliation and brightening treatments can only be done via the doctor's office with specialty (read: pricey) enzymes, but the truth is that for short term skin bliss, you already have all the tools you need in your kitchen.
ThreadBanger's Corinne visits with Luca of Lolibomb to learn how to make winter-inspired vegan beauty products in a DIY fashion. Way to save some money on gifts! In just fifteen minutes and a few easy steps, make an animal-friendly body butter for your best buds with these ingredients: cocoa butter, hazelnut oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, liquid glycerin, distilled water, and a vitamin E preservative of your choice. Add the body butter to a decorative jar and you have a great gift that m...
Michelle Phan demonstrates how to create an egg mask facial. Egg white and yolk mask. Perfect for oily skin. It helps brighten and tighten the skin. The reason why the egg yolks are so good and rich for your skin is because they are loaded with Vitamin A! Protein and nutrients!
Guinea pigs often squeak with joy when their owners enter a room. How can you resist such welcoming pets?
This may not work for everyone, since each person has a different pH balance. Or you may need to alter the recipe a bit. What you need is: shea butter, baking soda, corn starch, cocoa butter, Vitamin E gel caps and your favorite essential oil.
Using frozen concentrated orange juice to cook with is a great way to add vitamin C to your meal and you can marinate your meat with it. By using the frozen juice it helps you save money and space in your freezer. Not only can you use it for meats, you can make desserts and use them with your veggies.
Why buy pricey ointments when you can easily whip up your own custom-made lip balm? You will need: beeswax
Acne sucks - or, more correctly, acne oozes. Which is why it's so important to take care of your skin with oil-reducing, calming products. Most anti-acne medications you can buy are severely drying and irritating, meaning they can cause the adverse effect of making your skin compensate by producing even more oil.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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...
Turn that dry, damaged ‘do into luscious locks for less at home. You Will Need:
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.
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...
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...
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.
Curtis Smith of Southwest Yard and Garden show viewers how they can dry fruit from their garden. First, you need to wash your hands before handling your fruit. To wash your hands you want to remove any jewelry, wet your hands, lather your hands and rub them together for 20 seconds and rinse. Dry them on a clean towel so you don't recontaminate. You can dry fruit in your oven if you don't have a dehydrator by setting your oven on the lowest setting, 150 degrees F, and leaving the oven open unt...