Healthy ChoicesOften we don't think about our health until we've either lost it, or we have a problem. Whether you presently enjoy optimum health or have a specific disease, below are some thoughts and ideas that may be helpful.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Every morning, many of us jump out of bed and never think about how we are going to cross the floor or button a shirt. We just do it. However, there is an estimated 1.3 million rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers in the United States who are challenged to take on what we do with ease.
Vitamin D and Disease When we think of preserving the health of our bones, one of the nutrients that immediately comes to mind is vitamin D. We know we get it from fortified milk, certain fish such as salmon, and from a stroll out in the sunlight. Outside of this basic knowledge, we don’t think too much about this vitamin. But researchers have taken another look and what they are finding might be surprising.
The Last Laugh Several years ago a German man took his female neighbor to court, for, of all things, laughing too loud! According to CNN, the unemployed man complained that the 47 year old woman who lives in the Berlin flat above his own, kept him awake with over four hours of loud laughter as she enjoyed a meal with eight of her friends.
I Can't Breathe We rarely think twice about breathing. We breathe in. We breathe out. Air rushes into our lungs and a quick exchange takes place; oxygen in and nitrogen out. Because this element transaction takes place mindlessly, we live with little concern about breathing but this is not true for everyone. Some folks breathe in and substances like smoke, perfume or dust triggers air passageways to narrow or become blocked.
Vitamin Supplements? There is an adage that says that if a little is good, more must be better. This saying does not hold true for vitamins, since too much could be unsafe. Many people today are unsure as to whether or not their daily food can supply them with adequate nutrition, and so they take a vitamin pill to provide nutritional insurance.