Do-It-Yourself Boosts Your Mental Well-Being
Household maintenance projects are considered “boring,” by some. Just consider the phrase “watching paint dry,” which is supposed to be the epitome of boredom. But while literally watching paint dry or carrying out other routine DIY tasks might feel unexciting, according to new research they’re improving your mental health. It’s true. Undertaking a simple DIY [...]
Natural Treatment Surprises ER Doctors
Being rushed to the hospital for a health emergency such as appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, or inflammation of the gall bladder will cause a great deal of pain and physical and emotional stress. On top of this are the sights and sounds of the hospital environment which can be unnerving for virtually anyone. To bring calm [...]
Is This The Most Mismanaged Condition In Medicine?
Over the last two decades the number of people living with this painful medical condition has more than doubled from 20 to 42 million worldwide. The pace of increase is described by experts as “astonishing,” with rates rising quickest here in North America. Conventional doctors are at odds on how to treat it with one [...]
The Simplest, Cheapest, Most Effective Way To Fight Cancer
It couldn’t be easier. It costs nothing. It takes no effort. And yet, doing this for just thirty seconds a day could be the number one strategy for cutting your risk of cancer. It may seem too good to be true, but a world leading expert on cancer prevention insists his “Do Absolutely Nothing” plan [...]
New Study Reveals How To Lose Weight While You’re Sitting at Your Desk
Chances are you don’t know where your soleus muscles are. But according to researchers from a groundbreaking study at the University of Houston, a simple movement of these muscles while you’re seated in your chair could save you from high blood sugar and obesity. Here’s the story… It turns out that the soleus muscles, located [...]
When Your Eyes Can Reveal If You Have Heart Disease…
Eyes are windows to the soul, so it’s said. But it may be more accurate to say that your eyes are windows into your heart. Researchers have revealed a quick, accurate, low cost, non-invasive eye test to gauge your risk of heart disease. It’s all thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). Although tests already exist to [...]
Finally, New Common Sense Nutritional Food Label Guidelines!
Browse your local supermarket, and you’ll spot the words “healthy” on many not-so-healthy foods. These include sugary cereals, granola bars, highly sweetened yogurts, and white breads. Now the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to change that. A recently unveiled proposal would align more closely with current nutrition science and updated Dietary Guidelines [...]
This Tiny Variation in Your Heartbeat Can Help You Live Longer
When your heart beats, it usually sets a fairly steady rhythm. But what you can’t readily notice when you take your pulse is that there are very small fluctuations in the time that passes between each beat. Those fluctuations are minuscule – usually ranging between around 20 to 200 milliseconds – but research shows that [...]
What Is The Best Time To Exercise For Heart Health?
Researchers have proven again and again that regular exercise can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. No news here. But can you reap even greater heart health benefits if you select a certain time to lace up your athletic shoes and get moving? The authors of a large new prospective study discovered that [...]
This Powerful Viking Herb Could Help You Vanquish Aging
Long ago, when the Vikings sailed the world seeking lands to conquer, they relied on the herb roseroot to boost their moods, bestow strength and endurance and to boost their fighting spirit. Today, modern science has revealed that roseroot has a wealth of beneficial health effects, not the least of which is slowing down the [...]
The “Healthy” Sweetener That’s Medicine, Too
Honey has enjoyed spectacular popularity as both a food and medicine for thousands of years. Modern analyses of honey not only prove the ancients were right in their reverence for honey, but they also show honey contains a surprising number of natural compounds that work together synergistically to support better health. Here’s how to take [...]
Is Your Exercise Unhealthy?
When recreational runners pound the streets, they believe they’re boosting their health and fitness – and they are. But too many of them fall into a dangerous trap. They focus solely on their exercise routine and forgo a healthy diet, thinking their workouts are enough. The unfortunate result of this erroneous belief is heart disease [...]
Is A Virus To Blame For The Alzheimer’s Epidemic?
What kicks off the process that leads to Alzheimer’s? Decades of research has failed to come up with an answer. One area that’s been largely ignored is the role played by viruses. Mounting evidence points to HSV-1, the cold sore virus, as a prime suspect. But it doesn’t work alone. Let’s examine the recent science [...]
This Holiday Treat Is Your Healthiest Choice On The Menu
Check out many holiday tables and you’ll find the delicious sweet potato. Sometimes it’s baked, other times it’s mashed or sauteed. But no matter how it’s delivered to the table the sweet potato is always a favorite. And nutritional research reveals that this holiday staple is one you can enjoy year-around, without any guilt. In [...]
How Much Of Your Body Fat Is Good Fat Vs. Bad Fat?
Stepping on a bathroom scale is a regular routine if you’re watching your weight. Well, now a new study suggests that you may want to swap your bathroom scale for a simple measuring tape.1 Here’s the story… For years now, many experts have used the body mass index (BMI), a somewhat controversial metric, to predict [...]
Trying To Lose Weight? Here’s The Artificial Sweetener To Avoid…
Many folks believe that eating foods containing artificial sweeteners is a healthy choice – helping to keep your weight down and your blood sugar under control. But research into the health effects of these compounds is not so reassuring. We’ve written many times over the years about the link between artificial sweeteners and cancer. But [...]
Can You Really Get The Benefits Of Exercise Without Exercising?
Exercise is a great, natural medicine. It produces benefits for every system in the body from the head on down. Getting a consistent dose of daily exercise improves your brain power, supports your cardiovascular system, lowers your risk for chronic disease, strengthens your bones and muscles, and maintains your independence to carry on with daily [...]
A Fun And Surprising Way to Fight Off Infections This Winter
There are multiple ways we can arm ourselves against viruses in the coming winter season. We can eat healthy foods, exercise, get more sleep, minimize stress, avoid excess alcohol, and maintain a healthy weight. There’s also another, less appreciated, yet fun form of protection you can take advantage of, and it won’t cost you a [...]
The Remarkable Health Benefits Of The Fastest Growing Sport in the USA
What do you do if someone tries a falafel while keeping a flat face, or maybe a poach while you’re in the kitchen? If you know what I’m referring to then you’re one of five million players of America’s fastest growing sport - pickleball. It’s played by people of all ages, is fun, highly accessible [...]
This Type of Vitamin E Could Make a Big Difference in Your Health
Taking a vitamin E supplement has never been simple. There are eight types of vitamin E, and they all possess slightly different molecular structures that make significant differences in how the body responds to them. What’s more, not all experts agree on which forms you should take and when you should take them. So, how [...]