Inside the body, calcium has a greater function than simply building and maintaining bones. Did you know that calcium is a key component to building blood vessels, and is also important to reducing symptoms and risks for Type 2 diabetics? Not only is calcium required for internal health, chronic low levels of calcium in the body are linked to depression in women, and exacerbation of pre-menstrual syndrome irritability and moods. Estrogen is related to calcium production, and some studies have shown improvement with diet and supplementation. The average recommended amount of calcium for adults is approximately 1,000 mg. per day.
Target Foods: Milk, kale, yogurt, bok choy, broccoli, okra, and almonds.
Without sufficient amounts of iron in your body, cells lose the ability to transport oxygen and build strong muscles. Not only is iron a little more difficult to acquire from dietary sources (particularly for vegans or vegetarians), but there are certain health conditions that can actually impair the absorption of iron into the body, including thalassemia, sickle cell disease, and certain types of cancer. Eating fruit with your iron supplement, or adding honey or molasses to high-iron foods can aid in absorption, according to the Iron Disorders Institute. Problems with iron deficiency are more prevalent in women than they are in men. Symptoms of low iron can include depression, fatigue and lethargy. The recommended amount of iron per day for women is 18 mg., and men should average 8 mg. per day.
Target Foods: Spinach, seafood, beef, chicken, pork and legumes. A multivitamin like Advanced Immune Defense™ can help bridge the gap between daily dietary nutrition, and the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to help stay active, energetic and healthy.
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Recent studies have reported a possible link between antioxidant functioning and improvement of the chronic disease, endometriosis. It is widely accepted that many chronic health conditions can be improved when diet is changed to a balanced nutritional one, with dietary antioxidants and the use of daily quality supplements. For women who are diagnosed with endometriosis, this research may point to alternative non-invasive therapies that may offer symptom relief and improvement.
What is Endometriosis?
A painful condition for women, endometriosis is a chronic disease that impacts over 6.3 million women and girls in the United States. The condition occurs when tissue (endometrium) begins to rapidly grow outside of the uterus into other reproductive areas, as well as nearby organs, including the bladder and bowel. In severe cases, endometrium can grow unchecked into other areas including the lungs, arms and legs. The pain experienced by individuals who have endometriosis can become debilitating when the endometrium spreads to other areas of the body, causing a build up of blood and tissue which may not be able to be expelled. Endometriosis is frequently a worsening condition that can result in loss of fertility, surgery and some studies have reported a possible link between endometriosis and reproductive cancer in women.
Some of the symptoms of endometriosis are:
- Fatigue (from iron loss).
- Painful elimination.
- Increased risk and frequency of infections.
- Internal bleeding.
In a medical research report published in 2009, doctors revealed a link between reduced symptoms of discomfort and significant improvement for endometriosis patients, when antioxidant levels were raised in the focus group. The research revealed that a high antioxidant diet (HAD) reduced peripheral oxidative stress markers, and increased antioxidant functioning.
Read: “Women with endometriosis improved their peripheral antioxidant markers after the application of a high antioxidant diet.” This is encouraging news for women who have endometriosis, as it offers therapeutic nutritional options that may help to alleviate some of the discomfort, and progression of the chronic condition.
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