Thanks to media coverage, advertising and the vast number of choices in stores, most of us are aware of the need for vitamins and supplements for better health. But our diets may not be providing other essential nutrients in sufficient amounts. These chemical elements, primarily metals (iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, etc.), support the biochemical reactions of metabolism.
Blood gases have long been the subjects of scientific study. They act as messengers to help regulate biological pathways. Take nitric oxide (NO), for example. In 1998, the Nobel Prize was awarded to Louis Ignarro et al. for their work on NO’s importance to the brain, other organs and tissues, and the cardiovascular system.
What do young body builders and athletes have in common with the over 50 crowd? More than you might think, according to research linking the consumption of high-quality protein with healthy muscles, regardless of strength or age.
Before the industrial-agricultural revolution (about 150 years ago), food was relatively scare and, consequently, expensive. Obesity was often associated with the privileged (hence the term “fat cat”), who could afford to eat well and do little else.
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. To make them healthier and stronger, you need to work on your lifestyle and diet. Or, you can
What immediately comes to mind when someone mentions exercise? Guilt? Rationalizing? (I’m still pretty healthy even though I don’t exercise. A lot of my friends don’t exercise and they seem healthy.) Of course, not everyone should run miles at a time or lift massive weights. But there is compelling evidence to support the significant health benefits, both physical and mental, from a daily regimen of exercise appropriate for you.
Vitamin E is essential to our body, but there is more to it than just its antioxidant benefits. Find out how this vitamin works in
Most of us can spot the outward signs of inflammation – be it a painful swollen twisted ankle or a wound that just isn’t healing. But have you ever wondered why that pesky injury changes hues? Here’s the scientific explanation.