Eye Health Information for Adults Over 60

Low vision is bound to come with time, but vision loss is rare and is a result of either an eye related injury or disease. Why vision loss is a pressing matter as we age is because, the loss of vision gets in the way of our daily routines, making everyday tasks a little more difficult and the intensity of this condition varies from individual to individual. Some injuries can be very serious leading to a loss of peripheral or central vision and many more symptoms. The most common symptoms associated with low vision include hazy vision, night blindness and a constant blurry vision.

What are Body Fat Calipers and How Do They Measure Body Fat?

Health magazines and health talk shows are always talking about body fat and how it correlates with BMI (Body Mass Index.) The body mass index determines if we are underweight, overweight, average, healthy, overweight or obese. If you do not want to go to the doctor to find this out, using a body fat caliper is just as useful. This is a tool that measures your body fat without feeling anxious in a doctor’s office.

DNA, Superfood, and Individual Body Chemistry

Seve from the gym can choke back a loaf of bread a day and still sport an amazing six-pack, while if you so much as look at a blueberry muffin your little pot belly expands to the size of a cauldron. Maybe you can blame it on your DNA, and now is the time to educate yourself about how you can adjust your diet by adding Superfoods that will better meet your fitness and nutrition goals. Let me give you an example. We all know that protein and nuts are keywords, and that nuts are an amazing Superfood, but, what some may not know is that nuts are also high in protein and fat content. This makes nuts difficult for your body to fully digest and if the fats and protein do not break down in the correct way, your immune system can be triggered to create antibodies that work to inflame the body’s sebaceous glands and cause pimples!

Bio-Hacking Part 1

Scientists have, for years now, been experimenting with how to treat the human condition at its most basic levels. That is, by altering the building blocks themselves, which make up our biology. While we are, at the moment, taking baby steps into this brave new world, it would seem inevitable that at some point in our future, near or far as that may be, science will tame our genetic code. Instead of going to the beauty parlor, will we simply be able to turn on a gene for blonde hair? Will we be able to live out extended lives in a disease free body, designed to our own exacting standards?

Valerian Root

Stress can be a killer. Almost all of us have been told that it’s a great idea to reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but that’s easier said than done most of the time. There are various products on the market that are said to help with reducing stress. Some work, others, not so much. Used in various cultures for over a thousand years, Valerian Root falls into the first category. Due to the relaxing effect it has on the nervous system, my research shows that Valerian Root is most often used for treating insomnia and stress related sleeplessness.

DASH Diet., The

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (The DASH diet) is a dietary example advanced by the U.S.- based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (a faction of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services) to avert and control hypertension. The DASH diet is abundant in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods; which consist of meat, poultry, fish, nuts, and beans; and is restricted in sugar-sweetened foods and refreshments, and included fats.

Is the Human Growth Hormone Applicable for Men over 60?

Did you know that from 30 years old you begin to experience several gradual changes in your bodies physiology? This article is going to answer the question if the growth hormone still functions in the body for men over 60. Before we begin to answer this question, let us refresh or remind ourselves of the definitions, structures and functions of some terms after which we will examine the types and effects of growth hormone.

Gastrointestinal System Part 1: The Good Bugs And Overall Health

The gastrointestinal system, also known as the digestive tract, is a collection of organs within humans and other animals dedicated to the intake, digestion, and eventual expulsion of nutrients. It is therefore responsible for turning that candy bar into a needed energy spike or that second baked potato into an unwanted bit of pudge around the midsection. The systems consist of the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, and the intestines, which are aided along the way by other important organs such as the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

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