Healthy Days with Paul & Ann

The Best Way To Avoid Skin Cancer Is?

Skin, the largest organ in the human body, serves as an outer layer of protection, defending the body against light, extreme heat or cold, injury and infection, while regulating water, lipid stores and body temperature. Both external influences (sun exposure) and internal influences (an individual’s nutritional status) can compromise the skin’s ability to perform these functions and can lead to ...

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Mental Health Day? Not As Strange As You May Think!

Today I want to deviate a bit from discussing nutrition.  As important as nutrition is, there are other factors that will affect your well-being. The one I would like to discuss today is Mental Health. Prevalence of Mental Illness Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.  Approximately 1 in 25 ...

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Healthy Fats For Your Prostate

Healthy fats do a prostate good! Contrary to the low fat message we’ve been hearing for years, healthy fats from the vegetable kingdom are now being touted for their ability to reduce risk of prostate cancer (and all causes of death in general). New research is highlighting this truth. Citing their findings, researchers of the 24-year study (1986-2010) concluded, “Replacing ...

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Thyroid Problems? Biotin Beware

I’ve researched for years how diet and lifestyle impact thyroid health. Though I’ve learned so much, new research continues to surface providing even more insights and better guidance. I recently came upon an interesting clue that most women need to learn. If you have weak nails and notice you have thinning hair, what do you turn to? Most likely it ...

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Microgreens vs. Sprouts

Garnishes have changed a lot over the years.  From a sprig of parsley on your plate to a handful of alfalfa sprouts on your veggie burger.  Move over ketchup and mustard, here come sunflower microgreens. Sprouts have been around for many years.  They have had some excellent press because of their tiny stature, ease of growing and of course, their ...

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For Dads with a Sweet-Tooth

By Melody Hord, Guest Writer Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around delicious sweet treats. Most of the time when my dad arrived home from work in the evening, I would ask him, “What did you bring me, Daddy?” Many times he had brought me something delectably sweet, like a Milky Way or Three Musketeers Bar. Gooey, nuggety, doughy, ...

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Vitamin C and Sepsis

The genie is now out of the bottle Commentary by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD (OMNS, May 24, 2017) The enormous effectiveness of vitamin C in helping to resolve any of a wide variety of infections comes as no surprise to anyone who has made at least a minimal effort to study the large body of peer-reviewed literature addressing this ...

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Easy Ways to Add Oxygen to Your Blood

Recently, I saw an ad for some expensive product that said it would promote more oxygen in the blood by taking just a few drops.  I thought, “Hmm, that sounds like it might just be helpful and add another segment to my already healthy regimen.”  But, something made me dig a little deeper into finding out just how hard it ...

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What Causes Cravings?

Food cravings are bizarre little phenomena. It’s commonly assumed that food cravings are due to nutrient deficiencies, but sometimes the cravings are due to life situations more than a deficiency. For example, research shows that pregnancy, menstruation, stress, and depression can alter your body’s levels of endogenous opioid peptides (EOP). EOP are the ‘feel good’ substances your body releases during ...

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