Worried about macular degeneration? Try filling your plate full of eggs and spinach!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fifty million adults in the United States had arthritis in 2012, four million more than in 2008. This increase is expected to continue at a rate of one million new arthritis sufferers each year! Many studies have indicated that diet has a strong effect on the disease. One survey of over one thousand arthritis patients in 1989 found that red meat, sugar, fats, salt, caffeine, and nightshade plants such as tomatoes are commonly thought to cause the inflammation. Adverse reactions to dairy foods were one of the most common food groups mentioned! New research shows that dietary changes can help! Here are some of the dos and don'ts that have been supported my a variety of studies:
Seventy-five percent of teens and adults in the United States have deficiencies of vitamin D, known as the "Sunshine Vitamin." This is a stunning increase in the rates of vitamin D deficiency from forty-five percent between 1988 and 1994. At the same time, new research indicates that these deficiencies in vitamin D raise the risks for a broad spectrum of disease - including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.