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Physiology of Calcium for Heart Health | Wellness Clinic

Calcium is one of the most omnipresent mineral in the human body. An average-sized adult's body, for instance, can contain approximately 1000 to 1200 grams of calcium, which is generally, invisibly integrated into bones and teeth by the widely available type of mineral, identified as calcium-hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2) crystals. The rest circulates throughout the blood and soft tissues, as it plays fundamental roles in cell conduction, muscle function, hormone regulation and vitamin K-dependent pathways, as well as for proper cardiac and blood vessel function. What role does calcium play in heart health? Several research studies indicate that just about 30 percent of the United States population consumes the Recommended Dietary Allowance of calcium, which calls for approximately 1000 to 1200 milligrams on a regular daily basis. Furthermore, humans can absorb only about 30 percent of calcium from foods, based on the particular source. The body will in turn, demineraliz

Heart Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 | Wellness Clinic

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, ranks among the best selling nutritional supplements, with global sales forecast to reach $849 million by 2020, according to a recent study. Researchers report that Coenzyme Q10 may have important benefits for those who have cardiovascular disease, or CVD, from reducing the risk of repeated heart attacks and improving outcomes in patients with heart failure, to reducing high blood pressure, or BP, and helping combat side ramifications of cholesterol-lowering statins. What are the heart health benefits of Coenzyme Q10? There's also evidence that CoQ10 might have "important protective heart health effects" that might help prevent CVD, the world's leading cause of death, reports a recent study published in Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Open Access. As these are fascinating findings, messaging to individuals around CoQ10, especially in the popular media, is frequently confusing, resulting in less than optimum results and inadequate suppleme

Sesame Seeds Can Protect Heart Health | Wellness Clinic

Sesame seeds are among the most ancient foods in the world. In fact, sesame plants are the earliest known plant species to be produced mostly for their seeds (pods) and oils instead of for their leaves, fruit or vegetables. Highly appreciated in Asian, African and Mediterranean cultures, sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) have been used for centuries to flavor foods as well as to provide essential fats and improve skin health. What is the significance of sesame seeds towards health? Sesame has among the highest oil contents of any seed along with a rich, nutty flavor. These flexible seeds have long been used by different civilizations around the world, but many people are unaware of their healthy qualities. Evidence demonstrates the benefits of these very small seeds in helping manage common health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, which gives us a lot of reasons to incorporate them into our everyday diet. Sesame Seed Nutrition Facts Sesame seeds come out of a flowering

Benefit of Seaweed for Heart Health | Wellness Clinic

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CVD results in 611,105 deaths every year. The most common types of cardiovascular diseases include angina, high blood pressure, or hypertension, heart attack, and atherosclerosis. Cardiovascular disease can develop because of a variety of factors, but it's widely considered that your risk of heart health issues could be significantly affected by lifestyle choices, such as that of an improper diet and nutrition. How can seaweed contribute to heart health? Over the past few decades, researchers have indicated that seaweed may have significant effects on cardiovascular disease. Because of its heart health benefits, we ought to be doing more to include these sea vegetables into our diets. Seaweed covers a vast selection of marine macroalgae, which can be categorized into three groups: brown algae (Phaeophyceae), green algae (Chlorophyta) and r

4 Ways Chiropractic Can Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sufferers

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a serious, painful nerve injury that affects many people in the United States. CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs down a person's forearm to his or her hand, gets compressed in the eight bones in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This injury is frequently caused over time by repetitive motion such as assembly line work, and is the most expensive work-related injury. Symptoms of CTS include pain and numbness of the hand and wrist. While there are a variety of treatment options available to those who are afflicted with carpal tunnel syndrome up to and including surgery, chiropractic care has become a popular and effective option. Here are four ways patients with carpal tunnel syndrome benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic Care Is Documented To Work On Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. While there are no guarantees that any one mode of treatment will work on every person, two studies have shown strong results that back the effectiven

Backpacks: Back Pain In School Kids

While back pain is a known and widely-studied issue in adults, its prevalence in school-aged children has received comparatively little scientific attention. Elementary, middle, and high school students must often carry backpacks that weigh enough to cause chronic back pain, poor posture, and even decreased lung volume. Recently, several studies reveal the truths behind childhood back pain and ways to mitigate it. Are Backpacks Too Heavy for Kids? Recent research supports that children carrying backpack loads of more than ten percent of their bodyweight have a greater risk of developing back pain and related issues. An international study found that an alarmingly large proportion of school-aged children in Australia, France, Italy, and the United States regularly carried backpacks weighing more than the ten percent threshold. In another study involving a sample of 1540 metropolitan school-aged children, over a third of the children surveyed reported back pain. In additi

5 Chiropractic Tips When Choosing The Perfect Pillow

Perfect Pillow: Neck pain is nobody's friend, and it is definitely not an ideal sleeping companion. Pain-filled nights can leave a person dull, groggy, and not ready to face the day in the morning. Unfortunately, certain sleeping positions can further aggravate neck pain to the point it robs a person of a good night's sleep. If you suffer from neck pain, the toll it takes on deep sleep isn't news to you. What may surprise you, however, is choosing the right or perfect pillow can make a huge difference in whether you lie awake grumpily watching the clock or snuggle cozily into dream land. A million pillow choices await you.  The first order of business is determining the primary position you sleep in. Certain shapes of pillows cradle the head and neck more comfortably, depending on the sleeping position. Now that you have determined your favorite sleeping position, you are ready to shop for a new perfect pillow. Be certain to keep these five tips in mind befor

Garlic Usage for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention | Wellness Clinic

Cardiovascular disease, abbreviated as CVD, is an intricate group of heart-related conditions which are considered to be the top cause of death among Americans and Europeans. Unfortunately, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease is increasing rapidly in developing nations as well. Therefore, finding safe and effective strategies to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease, or CVD, has become a significant priority around the globe. What are some safe and effective treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease? Many factors contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, which involve high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, and congenital cardiovascular defects. Epidemiological studies investigating CVD risk factors have pointed to the role of elevated serum lipids (including cholesterol and triglycerides), elevated blood pressure, or BP, increased platelet aggregation, increased plasma fibrinogen and coagulation factors, alterations in

Drinks & Additional Compounds for Heart Health | Wellness Clinic

A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, monounsaturated fat and fish, moderate alcohol consumption but poor in salt, saturated fat and simple sugars, can play a fundamental role in protect against cardiovascular disease, or CVD. Cocoa, coffee and tea, unfairly not included in the “traditional healthy food basket”, have received much attention over the past few years. Can drinks like chocolate, coffee and tea help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease? If for no other reason, tea, coffee and cocoa, have been recognized within the medical field because, not only are they consumed worldwide, they are also important dietary sources of polyphenols (flavonols and cathechins). Several in vitro and in vivo studies have tried to elucidate the role of these foods, as well as various other compounds like pomegranate juice, and a large amount of experimental studies clearly indicated a beneficial effect of polyphenols in influencing cardiovascular disease. However, so

Effects of Pycnogenol in Cardiovascular Disease | Wellness Clinic

A balanced diet provides us with a variety of compounds necessary to sustain the complex systems and functions of the human body, however, some foods and/or supplements can provide more health benefits than the basic nutrition. Tomatoes, for example, are rich in lycopene, a compound that can reduce the risk of stroke and prostate cancer. While the list of beneficial substances is growing, one substance has gained more recognition from healthcare professionals when it comes to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease: pycnogenol. How can Pycnogenol prevent and treat cardiovascular disease? Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract that you may have never heard of, may be a fundamental ingredient which can give your general well-being a boost. In fact, Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of The Blaylock Wellness Report, believes it ought to be a part of everybody's health regimen, especially when it comes to it's benefits towards cardiovascular disease. Pycnogenol is a patented f

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