Think Twice Before You Scratch that Itch

By |August 9th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Scratching an itch might seem like a meaningless, harmless reaction to an irritation on your skin. But what occurs when you feel an itch and then scratch can be more than skin deep. The latest research shows that scratching your skin can damage your immune system. Scratching can shift the balance of immune cells in [...]

Are You Plagued with Lockdown Constipation?

By |August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Google searches for "why am I constipated" and other digestive issues surged dramatically in recent months, with the coronavirus lockdown being the likely culprit. Extended time indoors.Disrupted routines.Heightened stress. All these and more can stymie normal digestion and regular bowel movements. Constipation is not only uncomfortable, but it can cause serious health problems and should [...]

Every 37 Seconds an American Has a Heart Attack, Here’s How to Lower Your Risk

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

The death toll from heart disease continues to be staggering. It accounts for one in four deaths – killing 647,000 Americans a year.1 But medical researchers are still figuring out what causes hearts to seize up, not to mention uncovering proven natural ways to protect heart health. Recently, they’ve come up with a few surprises [...]

Sitting Can be Healthy so Long as You Combine it With Something Else

By |July 19th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

It's a commonly held view that going to the gym compensates for all those hours sitting in the office. Actually, it doesn't. The science is clear about this. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of heart disease and an early demise regardless of how much exercise people engage in. Yet human evolution favors energy conservation. Resting [...]

Why One Backyard Hobby is a Great Defense Against Anxiety, Depression

By |July 12th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Sadly, it seems the list of anxiety-provoking issues in our world is getting longer by the day, and Americans are feeling the negative effects to our mental health. In recent months, the rates of anxiety and depression have grown across the United States.1 Regardless of what’s going on in the world around you, the latest [...]

Biggest Risk Factors for COVID-19 Death are Under Your Control

By |July 5th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

At this writing, we are in the middle of the summer season and looking at a leveling off in the number of COVID-19 cases in some parts of the United States. Let’s hope this respite lasts. However, experts warn people should not get complacent as it’s likely that the virus will come roaring back in [...]

Can a Cloth Mask Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19?

By |June 21st, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s safe to say that never has such a little piece of cloth given birth to such a big controversy. I’m talking about the face masks you may wear to reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19, or infecting someone else if you’ve got the disease (perhaps without knowing it). Now I’m not going [...]

Study: Women’s Lifestyle Changes Reduce Stroke Risk

By |June 14th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Every year 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke and 140,000 die.1To put that number into perspective, someone dies of a stroke in the U.S. every four minutes. While people of both sexes can suffer from a fatal stroke, the research shows that it’s women who are more likely to die from one. The Centers for Disease [...]

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Can Keep You Fit

By |June 7th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Wouldn't it be great if you could reap the benefits of exercise by doing something most everyone considers as fun, relaxing entertainment? The surprising results of a new study show you can. All you have to do for this enjoyable, calorie-burning, brain-health boosting activity is to attend a live stage show or go to the [...]

This Mineral Helps Your Body Fight off Viruses and More

By |May 31st, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Your immune system depends on an important mineral it uses to make proteins enabling it to fight back against infectious microbes. So, it didn’t surprise me to find that research in China shows that, in areas of the country where people consume more of this mineral, the death rates from COVID-19 are lower than in [...]

Minimize Your Risk of Getting Infected by a Virus

By |May 24th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

In today’s world, figuring out how to avoid viral infections is obviously important business. The news is full of advice on the subject. Much of it is poorly informed or wrong. There are important measures you should take to dodge viruses – and I’ll explain those in a moment – but there’s also a worrisome [...]

The High Health Cost of Low-Calorie Sweeteners

By |May 17th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

One of the chief complaints lodged against low or no-calorie artificial sweeteners is that they don’t help you lose weight. As a matter of fact, they seem to have the opposite effect: low-calorie sweeteners may actually lead you to gain weight, not lose it.1 How’s that for irony? Plus, despite the fact that the food [...]

Natural Yeast Helps the Body Resist Disease

By |May 10th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Ever feel like you get more than your fair share of colds and other annoying illnesses? In today’s world, it’s a challenge to remain disease-free and avoid colds, viruses and severe illness. But even when it’s “just” a cold, your immune system’s efforts at combating infection can lead to body aches, fever, a stuffy nose [...]

Broccoli Ingredient May Help Defend Against COVID-19

By |May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Broccoli contains a phytochemical that's one of the most potent activators of cell-protecting enzymes known to science. Switching on these enzymes boosts defenses against heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes and cancer. But the benefits don’t stop here. This phytochemical also combats viruses and guards against respiratory illnesses. That means it would make a valuable addition [...]

The Truth About Nighttime Anxiety and What to Do About it

By |April 26th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Why does it seem that one’s darkest thoughts emerge in the middle of the night? Perhaps in the light of day it’s easier to ignore feelings of anxiousness or despair? Anxiety is a normal human emotion characterized by feelings of worry and nervousness. You may feel anxiety during stressful episodes in your life, such as [...]

Fevers: What You Need to Know Including Natural Remedies

By |April 19th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

You place your hand on your warm forehead and realize something is amiss. A thermometer confirms your suspicion: it’s a fever. Before pushing the panic button, know that feeling a little feverish means your body’s immune system is doing its job. Fever is one of the body’s most effective ways of fighting infection. That fever [...]

Classic Bedtime Beverage Boosts Circulation to the Legs

By |April 12th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’re over the age of 40, then you’re at risk for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. PAD involves a narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the legs. The most noticeable symptom is leg pain while walking which gets better with rest. While there’s no cure for PAD, doctors may prescribe aspirin or [...]

Vegetarians Replace Meat with This Nutrient-Rich Fruit

By |April 5th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Stroll through your local supermarket and you’re apt to spot more than a few trendy meat alternatives. Besides mainstays like tofu and tempeh, there are faux-meat burgers that boast fat marbling and “bleeding” from beet extract. But there’s another substitute that’s been on the vegetarian scene for years and is now a mainstay on many [...]

New Help for Inflammatory Diseases Like Arthritis in Your Kitchen

By |March 29th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

From making cookies to cleaning the stove, baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations. But its use extends far beyond leavening dough and scrubbing away stains. For many, baking soda is a home remedy for common ailments like coughs, sunburn, muscle aches, and urinary tract infections. Naturopathic physicians also prescribe it for heartburn, [...]

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