March has been designated as National Nutrition Month to help promote healthy eating and better nutrition for Americans. This is definitely a worthy cause as diet related illnesses including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes have been increasing and contributing significantly to the cost of healthcare and reduced quality of life for millions of people.
At Pinnaclife, we understand the importance of nutrition for overall health and wellness. We have a biochemical understanding of the nutritional needs of the body that led to the development of the Pinnaclife Nutritional Supplements. This scientific approach based on cellular biology and biochemistry has resulted in a line of nutritional supplements specifically designed to help your body get the tools it needs every day to support optimum health.
Sleep Patterns Linked to Risky Behaviors
Have you ever been told, “Nothing good ever happens after midnight?” The common saying comes from the idea that people who are up past this hour are generally misbehaving in some fashion or another, and it is commonly used to encourage a reasonable bedtime for children. It turns out, there might actually be some science that helps support the idea. In a recent study, researchers found a relationship between risky behaviors, substance abuse, and poor sleep in adolescents.1 The authors determined that the total number of hours of sleep each night and level of difficulty falling asleep are both predictors for increased chances of eventually participating in risky behaviors including substance abuse. It is impossible to say from this study that lack of sleep causes risky behaviors or vice versa; or if there are underlying neurological/psychological issues also at play – it only shows a correlation.
Strike a match, and you see the tip of the match quickly ignite in a burst of energy. Blow the match out and you quickly recognize a very distinct and familiar odor. That specific odor comes from the element sulfur, that is responsible for the ability of matches to ignite. But did you know that the same element is also vital for many of the biochemical processes in the human body? Without sulfur, the “spark of life” would not be possible. It is the sixth most abundant macromineral found in breast milk, and as a percentage of body weight it is the third most abundant mineral found in adults.1
There’s something about being outside on a bright sunny day that just makes people feel good. We tend to feel more energized, we don’t get sick as much, and we might even smile a little bit more. Research is showing that a nice sunny day may do even more for our health, especially when it comes to preventing age-related diseases – all because of a compound we call Vitamin D.
Most people would agree that nothing really beats a great night of restful sleep. Most cells in your body would also agree that they appreciate a good night’s rest. However, there are certain types of cells that cannot stand it when you get a full night of great sleep – and those are cancer cells.
We know that sleep is important for feeling rested and energetic during the day, improving mood, immunity, work performance, heart health, cognition – more things than can possibly be imagined. But would you believe that the quality and amount of sleep you get could actually change the way your body responds to certain medications? In fact, as in the case of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, it could be the difference in treatment success or failure.