11 reasons you might have gained a lot of weight suddenly

Look for these 11 causes of sudden weight gain and how they can affect your overall health and wellness. By identifying the cause of the weight gain, you’ll be better able to prevent or reverse the gain if you want to, determine if it’s a sign of a medical issue, and start feeling more like yourself again. Isadora Baum, Bustle – Business Insider

Herbal and dietary supplements tied to liver damage

Health News | Thu Oct 6, 2016 | 10:52am EDT Herbal and dietary supplements tied to liver damage

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – – One in five cases of chemical-induced liver damage come from herbal and dietary supplements, a research review concludes. A decade ago, less than one in 10 cases could be linked to supplements, researchers report in the journal Hepatology. Up to half of U.S. adults consume supplements that contain ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, teas and proteins to improve diet, as well as illegal anabolic steroids, which are synthetic versions of testosterone used to boost athletic performance, the study found. “Overall, liver injury from supplements is rare,” said lead study author Victor Navarro, chair of hepatology at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia. “However, if overused, or used in combination with other supplements, or used for very prolonged periods or in combination with conventional medications, they may become harmful,” Navarro added by email. Hundreds of prescription medicines are associated with liver damage, and serious side effects in the liver are a common reason that drugs fail in development or get recalled after they go to market. Part of the problem with liver complications is that damage can sometimes take months or years to develop, and patients often don’t notice symptoms until the injury is advanced. As damage progresses, patients may initially notice fatigue, itching, nausea and then go on to experience yellowing skin, fluid accumulation, bleeding and mental confusion. Continue reading “Herbal and dietary supplements tied to liver damage”

The Powerful Benefits of Purple Corn

by Manuel Villacorta www.peruthisweek.com

Purple corn is cultivated in coastal areas, as well as in mountain highlands and valleys in Peru. What are the benefits of this colorful crop? Paiche: Peruvian food in Portland, Oregon. A staple in the Incan civilization, purple corn almost became a lost crop, but luckily purple corn is still grown in Peru. This crop also thrives in South America as well as in American goods. Purple corn is purple in color due to a deep vibrant hue derived from its nutrient-dense pigmentation. Scientists believe that the pigmentation development is attributed to something environmental in the soil, water, or climate of Peru, but the explanation is yet unknown. Mysteriously, purple corn will lose its color when planted in other countries , sometimes even presenting as yellow corn. One of the more popular uses for purple corn is in chicha morada , a brightly flavored sweet drink. It is used as a base for drinks, sorbets, puddings , and popsicles or used to make bread or pancakes. Continue reading “The Powerful Benefits of Purple Corn”

How Fit Do you are believed by you Are?

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In case you are over 40 or have injuries, it generally does not have to be crazy fancy (AKA risky) exercises. Bodybuilding style weight training is great for older folks as are bodyweight workouts, and many DVD workouts – find a style that you like. A lot of males take this as a sign to stop working out, which is the worst thing they could carry out. Exercise – particularly weight training – is preferable to rest for osteoarthritis. Address all the major muscle groups with substance, or multi-joint, exercises such as squats, lunges, upper body presses, bicep curls, shoulder raises, tricep extensions, rows I”ve been taking my fitness pretty seriously over the past eight years, having ignored it for the prior 50. It has been a journey involving a massive quantity of learning for me, and putting what I”ve discovered into practice. michals Strength training may also help older women maintain their bone relative density and improve their balance and coordination, which makes it easier for them to remain independent for and helps prevent falls longer. She has the data of how exactly to stay fit and will give you guidance and help to make sure that you are performing the exercises correctly. Just a few minutes of balance training exercises weekly can help maintain balance and agility. Angelique Millis, a certified creator and trainer of the Easily fit into 30 workout, knows what it”s like to try to get fit. Strength weight-bearing and training cardiovascular exercise, such as walking, jogging or hiking, can help you maintain bone density and prevent frailty. Continue reading “How Fit Do you are believed by you Are?”

In The Know—Learning About Nutritional Supplements

by Living Magazine – www.livingmagazine.net

It only takes cruising the vitamin and supplement aisle of your local grocery store to get confused about what your body may actually need in dietary supplements. Contrary to the barrage of messages we receive regarding the need for supplements, vitamins occur naturally in our diets, and most of us—unless suffering from a deficiency—get all the nutrition we need from the foods we eat. However, at different stages of life and phases of health, there are times when we need supplementation to balance our health. Keep in mind that too much of a good thing can hurt more than help, so be sure to educate yourself before taking supplements. Here are some of the basics. When Do I Need a Supplement? Pregnant women are encouraged to take prenatal vitamins to maintain iron and folic acid levels. Folic acid prevents certain birth defects and iron prevents anemia, common in pregnancy, and keeps energy levels high enough for the demands on the body during pregnancy. If you are over 70, the changes to how your body processes nutrition may warrant the addition of calcium, vitamin D, and B12. If you are at risk for osteoporosis, calcium is vital. Vitamin D deficiencies often affect the elderly because they often don’t get enough natural sunlight. A B12 deficiency is common with the elderly because as the body ages, it can lose its ability to absorb B12. Continue reading “In The Know—Learning About Nutritional Supplements”