Can You Really Die Of A Broken Heart?

By |August 14th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Is it the stuff of romantic songs or can you die from a broken heart? The answer is yes. According to the American Heart Association, a real-life broken heart following an extremely stressful or sudden traumatic event can lead to cardiac issues that cause death. But, how common is so-called “broken heart syndrome?” Let’s take [...]

Berry Secret Stops Dementia and Lowers Your Cholesterol!

By |August 7th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

When it comes to protecting your brain from dementia, some things are obvious – regular exercise, healthy sleep, and avoiding certain foods. But as it turns out, there’s one food you should be getting more of if you really want to shield your brain from this life-changing disease. In fact, a new study shows that [...]

Can Your Voice Reveal Your Risk Of Heart Disease?

By |July 31st, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Imagine visiting your doctor because you’re worried about the health of your heart. After discussing your concerns for a few minutes, your doctor interrupts saying, "Thanks, that's enough spoken material, we'll let you know your results shortly." If this future scenario plays out like researchers expect, you may never see a doctor at all but [...]

Ancient Tea Leaf Gets New Attention As A Virus Fighter

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

We’ve covered the numerous health benefits of tea in past articles, but green tea might be one of the healthiest forms of tea available. That’s because it’s packed with polyphenols, which are natural compounds that offer many proven health benefits.1 Now, researchers are investigating whether green tea can help bolster the immune system against viruses [...]

This Bone Density Test Is Expensive And Inaccurate

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

When it comes to medical devices used by conventional medicine, more expensive doesn’t always mean better. And this expensive bone scan that’s supposed to help doctors measure bone density and calculate your risk for osteoporosis costs far more than the traditional scan, yet the latest research suggests that it’s notoriously inaccurate and exposes you to [...]

Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk With Fat?

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

Remember the last time you got a lipid panel? Your doctor probably discussed so-called “bad cholesterol,” LDL (low-density lipoproteins), as it pertains to cardiovascular disease. Next, he likely examined your “good cholesterol” HDL (high-density lipoproteins) numbers. High levels of HDL may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. But that’s not all… Researchers now [...]

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 [...]

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