Every day, we see a new ‘superfood’ on the news or in a magazine, which claims to cure any amount of health problems and diseases. There is no legal definition of a superfood, and there is so much conflicting information, it’s little wonder that we can get confused about whether a food is good for us or not.
What you eat undeniably affects your health, and a healthy diet can help us to stay in good health in the face of having to live in today’s toxic environment.
When you don’t feel well, you go to the doctor, you get regular dental health checks, but have you thought about your sexual health? Sexual health is important, and not practicing safe sex can lead to some serious health problems. Everyone should take responsibility for their sexual health by getting regular check-ups and practicing safe sex, to lessen the risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection or an unplanned pregnancy.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. In the United States more than 3 million people have anemia, which is a blood disorder that develops when your red blood cell count is too low or when your red blood cells don’t have enough hemoglobin.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, women and people with chronic diseases are at the greatest risk for iron deficiency and anemia but it can affect anyone.
Iron deficiency can be caused by blood loss from heavy periods or childbirth, severe injury, surgery, and ulcers. And you can also become deficient in iron by not eating enough iron in your diet.
Some people may eat enough iron but have difficulty absorbing it because of other nutrient deficiencies, or because of gastrointestinal disorders like leaky gut or Crohn’s disease.
We hear the term “stretch” a lot these days especially in the health industry. You know when you are exercising and the sweat is dripping off your head. S-t-r-e-t-c-h you have heard those words when you are stretching as far as you can. But this isn’t that kind of stretching we will be talking about. We will be discussing the kind of stretching that comes from stretch marks on your skin.