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How Do Calcium and Magnesium Help Relieve Arthritis?

An estimated 40 million Americans have some form of arthritis or other rheumatic condition. That number is expected to climb to 59.4 million, or 18.2% of the population by the year 2020, according to a new report published by the National Institutes of health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arthritis Foundation, and the American College of Rheumatology. This increase is largely due to the aging of the US  population. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a progressive disease of the joint structure. It varies significantly in severity, producing symptoms that range from minor aches to severe disability and joint deformity.

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Sleep Better


The inability to sleep can be caused by almost any health condition, including things like depression, heartburn, cancer, asthma, arthritis, muscle and back pain – to name a few.  Other things that can lead to sleep difficulties are the side effects from medications, or drug and alcohol use, as well as a high sugar or refined carb (starchy food) consumption.

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Calcium and Magnesium – Why Your Body Needs Them

What Calcium Does

The body needs a lot of calcium because:

  • The bones consist mainly of calcium.
  • One third of the body protein, by weight, consists of collagen (a jelly-like substance) that has vitamin C as its most important ingredient. This jelly is dependent on sufficient calcium to set. These two ingredients are mainly responsible for the firmness of tissue.

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Stop The PMS Ogre Before it Raises Its Ugly Head!

Is It Normal to Suffer from PMS Symptoms?

“Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman’s emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the menstrual cycle, generally just before her menses. … PMS symptoms start five to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins. The cause of PMS is unknown.”

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