Vitamin D

According to the UK National Health Service, Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults. Adults need 400 International Units (IU) of …

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Legumes

Legumes are edible seeds or pods, such as black beans, chickpeas, peas, and even peanuts, that grow from certain plants. When dried they are often referred to as pulses. They make a good exchange for red meat because they contain many of the same nutrients, but fewer of the drawbacks.One of the main advantages of …

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Blood Cancer

WebMD.com defines blood cancers as cancers that affect blood cells and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside your bones where blood cells are made. These cancers change the way blood cells behave and how well they work.There are three major types of blood cancer: Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma,These cancers cause your bone marrow and …

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Arthritis

While not life-threatening, arthritis can be debilitating, and is a particularly common problem among the over 60s. The UK National Health Service states that “arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints.”There …

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is one of the major causes of death for over 60s in the US and the UK. Cigarette smoking is well-known as the main cause, but is there more to it? According to Cancer Research UK:A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors …

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Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control defines obesity as follows: “Weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese.” Obesity gets a special mention in 2020 as it’s been shown that it’s an underlying factor in the likelihood of death from coronavirus. So …

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Appearance

An important element of keeping healthy is your attitude. People who think positively will live longer than those who are negative, or those who succumb to depression.“Positive Thinking” is a start, but do you have an underlying concern about how you appear to others? Expressions like self-image and self-esteem come to mind, part of which …

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Blood Tests

“Complete Blood Count” or “Full Blood Count” This is the most common and routine type of blood test. WebMD.com in summary says: A complete blood count is a test that counts the cells that make up your blood, and it can tell your doctor a lot about your overall health. It measures:• Red blood cells. …

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Liver Disease

According to the Mayo Clinic, Liver disease can be inherited (genetic), but Liver problems can also be caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses, alcohol use and obesity.Controllable factors that may increase your risk of liver disease include:• Heavy alcohol use• Obesity• Type 2 diabetes• Exposure to other people’s …

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Quorn

Quorn is a meat substitute product sold worldwide, primarily in Europe. It is sold as both a cooking ingredient and as the meat substitute used in a range of prepackaged meals.All Quorn foods contain mycoprotein as an ingredient, which is derived from the Fusarium venenatum fungus. In most Quorn products, the fungus culture is dried …

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