Why Managing Your Iron Level Is Crucial to Your Health

Iron is essential for life as it transports oxygen in your body, helps regulate cell growth, maintains brain function, metabolism and endocrine function and is involved in energy production and immune functionHaving either too much or too little iron can have serious repercussions. While iron deficiency is commonly checked for, iron overload is actually far more common a problem, yet is often overlooked or ignoredExcess iron accelerates every major disease we know of, and causes the pathologies associated with liver and cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, treatment is easy and inexpensive: Simply donate your blood

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What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke

Don’t stick your head in the sand! It’s your life you are gambling with!

Smoking makes you feel good in the short term, but can immensely damage your health in the long run. Read on to learn about the harmful side effects of smoking.

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Common Pain Relievers Are Causing Heart Attacks

The signs of a heart attack are not always straightforward. There are several early signs that may not even seem related to your heart. Although chest pain is the most common, you may experience other symptoms and women may have a heart attack without feeling pressure in their chest

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Top Four Household Factors That Can Influence Your Cancer Risk

The fact that toxic exposures will influence your risk for disease and early death should come as no surprise. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), toxic environments are responsible for at least 1 of every 4 deaths reported worldwide.1 Recent research2 also reveals the greater your total pollution exposure, the higher your risk for cancer. As reported by Reuters:

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Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Nearly 100 Shampoos and Soaps

You shouldn’t ignore this article. With as many brands as are guilty of containing this Cancer causing chemical, chances are very high that you are already using one of them and have at least one of these shampoos in your house right now!

In addition to many brand name shampoos and personal care products (see the full list, below), the CEH testing found cocamide DEA in store-brand products purchased at Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Pharmaca and Kohl’s. A store brand children’s bubble bath from Kmart and a children’s shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us were also found with cocamide DEA. Falsely labeled organic products from Organic by Africa’s Best also tested for high levels of the cancer-causing chemical (CEH previously won a legal settlement with this company requiring it to end its use of phony organic labels).

Source: Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Nearly 100 Shampoos and Soaps

This Sleep Disorder Can Take Years Off Your Life – Sharecare

Aside from daytime fatigue, sleep apnea puts you at risk for a whole host of chronic conditions that may shorten your life. In fact, severe sleep apnea raises your risk of early death by 46 percent, while even moderate sleep apnea can mean a 17 percent greater chance of dying early.

Aside from daytime fatigue, sleep apnea puts you at risk for a whole host of chronic conditions that may shorten your life. In fact, severe sleep apnea raises your risk of early death by 46 percent, while even moderate sleep apnea can mean a 17 percent greater chance of dying early.

Source: This Sleep Disorder Can Take Years Off Your Life – Sharecare

Curcumin – A Novel Treatment Alternative for Depression

Recent research suggests curcumin, the active ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric, may be helpful against depression as well.

Curcumin, the active ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric, is a polyphenol with over 160 potentially therapeutic activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects.1

Importantly, it has the ability to cross your blood-brain barrier and exhibits potent neuroprotective properties, suggesting it may be useful for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Recent research also suggests it may be helpful against depression.

Source: Curcumin – A Novel Treatment Alternative for Depression