Magnesium May Help Prevent Hip Fractures

The hips, they fracture. A lot of it has to do with the rigors of aging, but there are other factors.  Back in 2013, scientists in Norway decided to take a look at the relationship between magnesium and calcium in drinking water and the prevalence of hip fractures in the population of people who drankContinue reading “Magnesium May Help Prevent Hip Fractures”

Painful Knee? Vitamin D!

As we age, our joints can become creakier than a fleet of haunted pirate ships. They can also become subject to all sorts of unpleasant aches and pains. The knee is one of the body’s most useful joints,  often used to kick pesky soccer balls and to traverse winding staircases. So if you ever want to play soccer onContinue reading “Painful Knee? Vitamin D!”

Vitamin C from Fruits and Veggies May Prolong Life and Keep Your Heart Healthy

Vitamin C is probably the most famous of the vitamins. It gets a lot of good press for its role in wound healing, bolstering the immune system and as a powerful antioxidant. Why is it the most popular vitamin? My guess is that when mankind entered its seafaring years, vitamin C was used to staveContinue reading “Vitamin C from Fruits and Veggies May Prolong Life and Keep Your Heart Healthy”

Potassium and Magnesium Linked to Fewer Strokes

If you like nutritional meta-analyses, then have I got a treat for you. Two separate papers (one for each gender) were published this year (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Stroke) that reviewed the relationship between magnesium, potassium, calcium and the likelihood of strokes. The study on women published in the AJCN, tookContinue reading “Potassium and Magnesium Linked to Fewer Strokes”