85% of people in the US are Vitamin D deficient. Are you?

Vitamin D differs from other essential vitamins because unlike other vitamins, our bodies can manufacture Vitamin D when ultraviolet sunlight rays strike the skin. This process is known as Vitamin D synthesis.

Many people associate Vitamin D with skincare. And they’re right. As low Vitamin D can damage the health, beauty, and longevity of your largest organ, your skin… But Vitamin D’s significance doesn’t end there.

Many experts tout Vitamin D deficiency as an under-the-radar “global epidemic” because low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to an increased risk of asthma, gum disease, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, rheumatoid […]

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The secret connection between your waist line and your health

Waist Circumference, like BMI, is a useful non-invasive predictor of morbidity (the state of being diseased) and mortality.

Because some people’s natural body composition is less likely to lend itself to a “healthy” BMI score, waist circumference serves as a trustworthy tool with which to cross reference BMI reading.

Registering both high waist circumference & BMI is a strong indication that weight loss is recommended.

Obesity indicates there are likely excess internal fat deposits coating the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas.

These excess internal fat deposits put you at a higher risk for obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammation, […]

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How long can you survive if your liver fails?

Liver function is a measurement of how effectively the liver is functioning.

The liver is the heaviest organ in the body, and is essential to vital life functions such as processing nutrients from food, making bile, removing toxins from the body, and building proteins.

Liver testing helps screen the body for damage caused by over-the-counter medications, hepatitis, and – if you drink – how effectively your organs are managing the accumulated “wear & tear” associated with alcohol consumption.

Liver failure (cirrhosis) is a life-threatening condition, as the human body can only survive for one or two days should the liver shut down completely.

Liver […]

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The World’s Deadliest Chemical Compound

The World’s Deadliest Chemical Compound

Cotinine is a chemical compound found in tobacco and nicotine.

It is used as a biomarker used to measure exposure to tobacco smoke.

The risks associated with smoking are well documented.

They include lung cancer, stroke, heart disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – which includes chronic bronchitis & emphysema.

COPD alone is estimated to affect some 330 million people worldwide.

And these are just some of the health risks associated with smoking.

All told, smoke related deaths account for about 1 in 5 mortalities in the US annually… Approximately 1,300 deaths per day.

On average, a smoker’s life expectancy is a full decade shorter than a non-smoker.

Smoking […]

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