Are You Getting Enough Magnesium in Your Diet?

Many of us have heard of the essential mineral magnesium but may not be aware that magnesium plays an important physiological role in many different bodily processes—with over 300 enzymes dependent on magnesium for proper functioning and regulation. Magnesium is a vital component of health, and many studies have found that magnesium deficiency can lead to a range of health problems. However, a recent study has shown that regular consumption of magnesium-rich foods can actually help prevent serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

12 Facts About Vitamin C | BodylogicMD

12 Fascinating Facts About Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a common vitamin that your mom probably told you to take to not get sick. It is one of the most searched vitamins online. Do you know why?

Other than the fact there are so many uses for it, it helps your entire body, and it has two names (the other being ascorbic acid,) there can’t be much to know… right?

Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Weight Loss Success

If you’ve tried every diet and weight loss strategy under the sun and still can’t drop pounds, it might have as much to do with what’s lurking in your gut as what’s sitting on your plate. A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that the balance of bacteria in your microbiome, which resides in your gastrointestinal tract, may determine your success or failure on any diet—in some cases more so than your food choices.

These 10 Supplements May Help Extend Your Lifespan | BodylogicMD

These 10 Supplements May Help Extend Your Lifespan

Have you noticed that some people age more quickly and appear to be more susceptible to disease than others? Do you hope to be one of the lucky ones who “age well”?

You can’t stop the years from adding up, but you can improve your odds of avoiding or delaying the degenerative conditions associated with aging ― wrinkled skin, weight gain, brittle bones, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and more.

Consumers Confused by Nutritional Labels

A trip to the supermarket for groceries can turn into a daunting task when faced with a dozen aisles stocked with packaged foods claiming to be “healthy.” Nutritional information on labels and restaurant menus can be incredibly deceiving, and many of the health claims on these foods are nothing but a marketing gimmick—with many packaged foods being the furthest thing from healthy. Choosing to eat a salad at a café can pack on more calories than a cheeseburger due to rich, creamy dressings and toppings. Many popular “health” foods like granola bars are actually full of processed ingredients, along with excess salt, sugar, and calories. Drinks like artificially flavored fruit juices have little or no nutritional value and contain little if any “real” fruit—with many popular drinks just packing on the empty calories and even exceeding the daily recommended limit of sugar in some cases.