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Regular stretching, in addition to building muscle and becoming aerobically fit, is an important piece of the exercise and well-being puzzle.  Flexibility is a measure of your range of motion. Some people are naturally more flexible than others, but most people need to work on their...

You've probably noticed milk, orange juice, or cereal fortified with vitamin D. But what is vitamin D, why do we need it, and how exactly do we get it? Advantages of Vitamin D Vitamin D benefits the body in several ways. Most notably, as a nutrient used...

While many look forward to the holidays, others find the social and financial demands of the season or loneliness and grief during this time difficult to bear. Studies show that the holidays are often a source of increased stress and depression. Fortunately, there are many...

Your brain is the core organ of your nervous system. Most of your body’s activities are controlled by the brain, which processes, integrates, and coordinates information received from your sense organs and then decides the instructions it will send to your body. Your skull bones house...

Probiotics promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a person's gut. They can be used to treat and prevent gut-related illnesses such as diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and atopic dermatitis. Probiotics can also be taken in order to maintain a healthy gut. What are probiotics? Where...

Dietary supplements are available in different forms including drinks, tablets, powders, and capsules. You will find different types of the supplements to meet the unique needs of your body. There are supplements for the weight loss program, weakness, anxiety, and for different disorders. All the supplements...

TPN infusion therapy, or Total Parental Nutrition, is usually given intravenously.  A person who is on TPN infusion therapy may be receiving all of their complete nutrition through an IV. As per Clinical Nurse Specialist - Jane Anne (MSN, RN) in the Nutrition Support Service and...