The Top Seven Heart-Healthy, Memory-Saving Habits

By |June 26th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Frequent readers are well-acquainted with the link between heart and brain health.1 So, it’s no wonder that seven healthy habits, advocated by the American Heart Association for heart health, may also play a role in lowering the risk of dementia-- even in those with the highest genetic risk.2 A new study, published in the journal [...]

Control Your Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure For a Longer, Healthier Life

By |June 19th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Maybe most people don’t consider sugar to be a deadly toxin, but when it builds up in the blood, it contributes to the death of thousands of Americans every year. And now research shows that many of us – and especially people with diabetes – could be healthier and live longer if we made sure [...]

Do You Have This Modern-Day Pollutant In Your Body?

By |June 12th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

From the remotest mountains to the deepest oceans. From Arctic snow to Antarctic glaciers. Whether it’s tap water or bottled, sardines or scallops, apples or carrots, table salt or tea bags, there’s no getting away from this modern-day pollutant. Ranging from invisible nanoparticles to half a centimeter in length, microplastics have permeated every aspect of [...]

Is Organic Food Really Better for You?

By |June 5th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Over the years, many so-called “experts” have pooh-poohed the idea of eating organic food. They maintain that the nutrients in all foods are basically the same and that the small residues of pesticides and other additives in conventional food are pretty much harmless. But research is growing to show that, in fact, organic food conveys [...]

Is Snoring Making You Old?

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Frequent readers of this publication know that I’ve shared a myriad of research emphasizing the health dangers of insufficient sleep. Indeed, poor sleep increases a person’s risk of developing various medical woes, including obesity,1 diabetes,2 cancer and cardiovascular disease, just to name a few. Therefore, I wasn’t too surprised when I came across a study [...]

Do You Get Enough of This Illness-Fighting Mineral?

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

There’s a mineral your body needs to fight off disease, keep your metabolism on track, maintain your heart health and help you heal from injury. But there’s a good chance you’re one of a billion people worldwide (17 percent of the population) that don’t have enough of this nutrient. A blood test makes it relatively [...]

Lower the Risk of Chronic Food Allergies by Ridding Your Diet of These…

By |May 15th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Food allergies are no laughing matter. They can leave you with everything from hives and headaches to digestive upset and chronic inflammation. What’s more, if you suffer an extreme allergic reaction to something you’re eating, it can kill you. Frighteningly, the number of those deadly reactions is climbing. Researchers investigating these allergies say their growing [...]

Risk of Dementia and Death Soars with this vitamin deficiency

By |May 1st, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s best known for the important role it plays before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects. But folate, sometimes called folic acid or vitamin B9, is also essential for the health of the brain, so we don't want to be short of it at any time of life. While evidence points to folate deficiency [...]

Ancient Chinese Medicine Eases Pain for Knee Surgery Patients

By |April 24th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’re having a total knee replacement, there’s a good chance that your surgeon will prescribe powerful opioid medications to ease the pain and discomfort. This is concerning because their highly addictive nature and misuse has become a public health crisis. Fortunately, doctors are pointing to a natural solution from Traditional Chinese Medicine that can [...]

Simple Strength-Training Secret for Better Sleep

By |April 17th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s not exactly news that folks who get plenty of physical activity are generally healthier. But did you know that it helps with sleep, too? Past research found that the more physical activity you get during the day, the better you'll sleep at night.1 This study focused on aerobic exercise, but here’s the thing… cardio [...]

Middle-Aged Find Meaning, Inspiration, and Improved Health at the Skatepark

By |April 10th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

If you think skateboarding is just for teenagers, think again. Middle-aged people are taking it up for the first time or returning to it after a long absence. Not only is skateboarding good for you physically, but it offers many mental and emotional health rewards as well. Sociologist Dr. Paul O’Connor interviewed thirty skating enthusiasts [...]

Silence is Golden When it Comes to Good Health

By |April 3rd, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Longtime readers of this publication know that we often espouse the proven health benefits of conversation and listening to music. But did you know that the simple act of silence can be equally beneficial? A growing body of research says our background music, podcast obsessed lifestyles are doing our health no favors. Let’s dig into [...]

Do You Know “Medicine’s Best Kept Secret” for Heart Health?

By |March 27th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

After a series of major heart attacks and a triple bypass, William Garguilo still had frequent attacks of angina. He said, "I couldn't walk two blocks; I felt knocked out all of the time. My legs felt like dead weights, and I couldn't catch my breath." Only then was he offered a last-ditch, non-invasive, drug-free [...]

Seeing The Funny Side of Trauma Aids Recovery

By |March 20th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

At the forefront of prescribing free social activities to support people with their health concerns is the U.K. National Health Service (NHS). In the United Kingdom doctors can, and commonly do, write prescriptions for art classes, museum visits, ballroom dancing, gardening, cycling, golf lessons and fishing. In January, general practitioners in the city of Bristol [...]

Eat the Right Foods for Better Sleep

By |March 13th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

Been having trouble sleeping lately? Well, research investigating how to sleep better shows that you may be tossing and turning at night because of what you’re eating during the day. Commit to some simple changes to your meals and snacks and you could see a big difference in your sleep. By now, it’s not news [...]

The Surprising New Health Benefits of Olive Oil

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Experts have always agreed that olive oil possesses plenty of health benefits. But you know what? The latest research into this outstanding oil shows that we are still underestimating its medicinal value! That’s right. The most recent studies now demonstrate we’ve been missing some of olive oil’s most important anti-aging benefits. Here’s what you need [...]

Are You Getting Enough Fiber to Avoid this Common Health Problem?

By |February 27th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

“Eat more fiber.” It’s a message that you’re likely very familiar with-- and for good reason. Fiber not only treats constipation and helps maintain bowel health, this nutrient also lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Thanks to new research, we can now add another important benefit of fiber to [...]

Are You Making This Probiotic Mistake?

By |February 20th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

You know probiotics are important to the health of your digestive system, your immune system, even your cardiovascular system. But many people taking probiotics—even top brands—are making a common mistake. You may be one of them, especially if you’ve forgotten that probiotics are living things. These good, microscopic bacteria need to eat, and you’ve got [...]

Why Self-Compassion is Critical to a Healthy Heart

By |February 13th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Are you someone who always puts the needs of others first? It may not be doing your health any favors, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. A new study, published in the journal Health Psychology, suggests that being kind to yourself isn’t just good for mental health – it may also reduce your risk [...]

Exciting New Treatment Allows Type One Diabetics to Produce Their Own Insulin

By |February 6th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Today, patients with Type-1 diabetes have a wide choice of insulin delivery options. While most still use a syringe or pen, recent advances now include inhalation cartridges, pumps, and automated systems. But none of these treatments completely normalize glucose concentrations, and modern delivery systems can be challenging to wear, sometimes malfunction, and frequently lead to [...]

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