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Treatment of Low Ferritin Levels

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​Ferritin is an indicator of how much iron is stored in your body.

Low ferritin levels can cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, hair loss, and difficulty exercising.

In this article, I will discuss ferritin, signs and symptoms of low ferrtin, , the common ​reasons that cause low levels, how to test for it, and the benefits of getting if back into the optimal range.

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The 9 Best Osteoporosis Natural Treatments

​Osteoporosis is a serious medical condition that is unfortunately getting more common.  

There are ​several medications available for the treatment of osteoporosis, but they have some potentially very serious side effects.

So what are some non-prescription t​hings that you can do to strengthen your bones to treat or prevent any bone loss that you may be having?

In this article I will discuss the 9 best natural treatments for osteoporosis and discuss the research behind each one of them.

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The Best Natural Treatments for Weight Loss

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​A visit to a health food store can be overwhelming when you are looking for something to help you lose weight.

How do you know what works and what doesn't?  What is safe and what is potentially dangerous?

In this article, I will discuss some of the most popular weight loss supplements and show what can be effective and what probably isn't.

I will also discuss some nutrient supplements that can be beneficial for weight loss and even some ​food options that can help you drop some weight.

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Why Am I So Tired All the Time?

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​Why am I so tired all the time?  I am asked that question multiple times EVERY DAY.  

​​Our society is exhausted, and it's only getting worse.

​Do you ever wake up refreshed, make it through the day ​easily, then still have energy in the evening for home activities and family time?

​If you do, consider yourself fortunate.  Most of us don't​.  Not by a long shot.

In this article, I will discuss the most common ​reasons why you may be tired and give you some pointers on how to regain some energy and quality of life.

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What is MTHFR?

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​What i​s MTHFR?  Is that a curse word?

​​Science and medicine are ​in the ​early stages of understanding ​genes and gene mutations and the potential of gene therapy to treat disease.

The MTHFR gene mutation​s are probably the best known of the​ gene mutations, but ​relatively little is truly known about them by most people.

Having one of these gene mutations may increase your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, depression, neurological disorders, birth defects, developmental disorders, and possibly even cancer.

In this article, I will discuss ​the MTHFR gene mutation, explain how you can be tested for it, and show what it may mean if you are positive for one of ​its common variants.

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Selenium Deficiency and the Thyroid

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​Selenium is crucial for normal thyroid function.

In fact, if you have undiagnosed selenium deficiency, it could be making your thyroid function worse.

If you have chronic digestive issues, there is a good chance that you have inadequate selenium levels.

​Selenium is especially important if you have an autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's or Grave's Disease.

In this article, I will discuss selenium deficiency and the thyroid, how to know if you are selenium deficient, give you some great food sources of selenium, and discuss how and when ​you should consider using a supplement.

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