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Interesting Facts About Vitamin D

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Vitamin D - Sunlight or Supplement?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that plays a key role in almost all of our physiological functions. As an immune system regulator, vitamin D is absolutely vital to vibrant health. It is the only vitamin your body makes itself (and it's actually a hormone!). Although there are many forms of vitamin D, the two most common types are vitamin D3 and vitamin D2.

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Interesting Facts About Massage Therapy

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Did You Know? 

  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin and 3,000 in a fingertip.
  • Healthy touch of any kind can reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure.
  • Julius Caesar used massage to help his epilepsy.
  • In 1996, massage therapy/bodywork was officially offered for the first time as a core medical service in the Olympics in Atlanta.
  • Massaging and gently pulling on your ears – top, middle, and bottom of outer earlobes once per day improves your immune system.
  • The present lifestyle of too many Americans guarantees lower back pain.
  • Specialized massage improves the flow of lymph through the body, relieving aches, pains, and flu-like symptoms.
  • Touch and massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.
  • A 60 minute massage is about the same as 7-8 hours of sleep to your body.
  • Bob Hope, who lived to be 100, had daily massage as part of his health regimen.
  • You can have a full-body massage with all of your clothes on.
  • Massage may be the oldest form of medical care. Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged.
  • Massage can be performed on a table, a chair, a couch, a bed, a bench…on the entire body or just some parts, with or without oils or lotions.
  • There are about 75 common massage modalities used today.

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 Source: www.heartprintswellness.org

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The Eight Causes of Cravings

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Lack of Primary Food

Eating can be used to fill the void of primary food (exercise, career, relationships, and spirituality). Being unhappy with a relationship, bored by a job, or participating in an exercise routine that is harmful too much or too little for your body may all cause emotional eating and specific cravings.

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B12 - the Vitamin for All Ages

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We have long appreciated the role of particular vitamins in contributing to the physical structure of the body. There’s vitamin D for healthy bone turnover, and vitamin C for hydroxylation of proline and lysine, required for the synthesis of collagen. Vitamin B12 is another of these key factors, and it contributes to the building and maintenance of myelin, the protective covering that surrounds neurons. Severe B12 deficiency results in a number of signs and symptoms that affect multiple body systems. Among these are the hematological changes categorized as pernicious and megaloblastic anemias, decreased methylation and elevated homocysteine, and compromised neurological function. The last of these is especially concerning, because some of the adverse effects may be irreversible, even upon repletion of B12 stores.


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Sugar - the Only Cause of Tooth Decay

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Sugar – the Only Cause of Tooth Decay

We know that the excessive amount of sugar in western diets isn't healthy, and now a study from the U.K. has identified sugar as the only cause of tooth decay in children and adults.

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