Importance Of Choline For Pregnancy And Breastfeeding.


It seems like Choline is becoming fully recognized by medical professionals as important nutrient to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is just as important as folic acid for Neural Tube Defects (NTD) prevention, but unlike folic acid, choline also plays a major role in brain and nervous . . . → Read More: Importance Of Choline For Pregnancy And Breastfeeding.

Antioxidants Controversy.


Recent Scientific American publication on dangers of taking antioxidant supplements is discouraging yet questionable. The publication is written around free radical damage theory of aging and voices concerns regarding opposite effects of antioxidants on health. While it was an interesting read for me, especially because I do take . . . → Read More: Antioxidants Controversy.

Thyroid Gland Health: Hypothyroidism.


The thyroid gland is situated just below the voice box in the front of the neck. This gland produces thyroid hormone and controls most aspects of metabolism, including maintenance of body weight, rate of energy use from blood glucose and heart rate. The parathyroids – small glands at . . . → Read More: Thyroid Gland Health: Hypothyroidism.

New Weekly Workout! Focus On Arms And Abs.


This is my brand new 5 days whole body toning and muscle building workout, with concentration on arm strength and abdominal muscles condition. I have been doing it for two weeks now and the post-exercise soreness is back with a vengeance. This is good. It means the change . . . → Read More: New Weekly Workout! Focus On Arms And Abs.

Fat Loss Essentials For Healthy Weight.


Losing excess weight is not difficult with the right mindset. In most cases it is mental battle and excuses that prevent people to shed pounds, not the physical or medical conditions. The formula is basic and simple: diet – exercise – supplements. These are essential interdependent requirements for . . . → Read More: Fat Loss Essentials For Healthy Weight.

Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) still has no definite cause and can last for months and sometimes years. It can affect anyone and any age, but women aged 25-50 are affected the most. Some physicians still believe that the illness is psychosomatic – . . . → Read More: Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Eczema And Psoriasis - Common Skin Diseases That Can Be Treated With Correct Nutrition.


Technically eczema and psoriasis are two different conditions. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that can be caused by vast variety of factors, both external and internal, while psoriasis is a more serious auto-immune condition. However, these two diseases have two major things in common: both are . . . → Read More: Eczema And Psoriasis – Common Skin Diseases That Can Be Treated With Correct Nutrition.

Dangers Of Homocysteine.

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Homocysteine is a breakdown product of protein metabolism when the amino acid Methionine is converted into toxic amino acid Homocysteine. Healthy methylation processes in body will ensure that homocysteine is converted back into methionine or into another harmless compound with the aid of ‘methyl group’ nutrients: vitamins B2, . . . → Read More: Dangers Of Homocysteine.

Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid.


Lipoic Acid or Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a sulphur-containing, vitamin-like substance which plays a two-fold role in our body. It is involved in metabolism and plays a key role in the production of energy molecule – ATP. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant. Alpha Lipoic Acid . . . → Read More: Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid.



Those who are familiar with this amino-acid might associate it with body-building, since Arginine/Ornithine combo is often seen beside protein jars in health stores. While it is true that Arginine is one of the most popular supplements for weight lifters, it is also favourable in pharmaceutical and healthcare . . . → Read More: Arginine.