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Collagen: A Secret Ingredient for Better Health

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

If you’ve been paying attention to recent health trends, you’ve probably noticed the growing popularity of bone broth. This kind of broth is usually made from the bones of beef, chicken or ham which release collagen—the most abundant protein in the body—into the broth. Researchers are finding that when you consume collagen, whether in a [...]

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

By |March 15th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper," said nutritionist and best-selling author Adelle Davis in her 1954 book Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit. Nearly five decades after her passing she'd be delighted that many experts agree with her and promote breakfast as the most important meal of [...]

Tooth Trouble? New Research Links Poor Dental Health to Serious Health Problems

By |March 8th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

In the past, we’ve delved into the importance of good dental health on this site, as well as its sister publication, Aging Defeated. But after hearing the dental woes of my older (and younger!) friends and family members I believe the topic needs to be covered once again. The message simply isn’t getting out that [...]

The Oldest “New” Cold and Flu Remedy

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Winter weather is still hanging on in many parts of the country and could be around for another month or two, depending on where you live. Unfortunately, winter’s nasty pals cold and flu aren’t going anywhere, either. Now we have the coronavirus to add to our worries. So, finding an effective antiviral remedy is more [...]

Exercising This Part of the Body May Seem Odd, But it Could Save Your Life

By |February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

One out of every four people over 65 will lose balance and fall down this year. Three million will end up in the emergency department; 30,000 will suffer hip fractures and head injuries that are so bad they die from them. For someone in their 80s, a hip fracture is a near death sentence. This [...]

The Surprising Superfood in Your Own Backyard

By |February 16th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

The squirrels of South Korea are not happy. These bushy-tailed creatures are upset because humans have encroached on their territory. Not content with plant-based meats, ancient grains, celery juice and oat milk, trend-setting Koreans on the lookout for new and exotic food items have started to invade the squirrels' domain and ransack their winter staple. [...]

Nutrients Result in “Sustained Vision Improvement” in Patients with Macular Degeneration

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

Researchers recently revealed the results of a groundbreaking nutritional study that's expected to have a major impact on the future of vision health. They’ve confirmed the power of certain nutrients in the prevention and treatment of the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in people over 50-- macular degeneration. Lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin are [...]

Is Food Keeping You Up at Night?

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

I’ve written plenty about the longevity benefits of a healthy diet, shrewd supplementation and regular exercise. And now, based on a slew of scientific studies, let’s talk about another crucial facet to healthy aging … sleep. Contrary to common belief, sleep is a busy time for your body. Those hours of shut-eye are when your [...]

Therapies of Antiquity Rediscovered Most Effective Arthritis Treatment Ever Found?

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

In ancient times, healers didn't have the work of laboratory scientists to guide their actions. Their labs were real life settings where observation, interpretation and experience informed their judgments. Evaluating some of their traditional remedies with a critical eye, scientists are discovering that in some cases, healers of long ago possessed medical wisdom that was [...]

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Apples

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

You’ve heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But is this old adage really true? It just might be. Let’s take a look at some new research into the health benefits of apples to separate fact from fiction. Decades of research into the health benefits of apples have revealed some amazing [...]

Unique Health Benefits of Cold Weather Exercise

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

Readers of this newsletter know that I am dedicated to taking a daily walk for its countless health and brain benefits. Gyms and malls are great places to get your “steps in,” but I prefer to step outside even if the weather’s bad. Still, low temperatures can discourage even the most avid exercisers among us. [...]

At Least One Holiday Food Was Good for Us

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

Chances are, you associate a certain tart red berry with the holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, it appears on most tables at least once. But did you know cranberries may help counter the global threat of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”? This is important news as both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World [...]

Should You Get the Shingles Vaccine?

By |December 29th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Most of what you hear lately about vaccines focuses on doctors trying to convince people to get vaccinated against diseases such as measles, polio and flu. Meanwhile, a growing number of people resist these shots out of safety concerns. But when it comes to a new shingles vaccine, the tables are turned. More people want [...]

The Blood Pressure Danger Most People Overlook

By |December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

High blood pressure or hypertension gets a lot of attention because it’s linked with a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and a slew of other health concerns. But very few people understand the dangers of the other side of the spectrum: low blood pressure, which is also known as hypotension. Read on and I’ll [...]

This is One of the Biggest Health Challenges as We Age

By |December 15th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Have you ever lost your step on a slippery sidewalk or tripped over your dog’s chew toy while navigating to the bathroom at night? I can tell you from experience that you are not alone, my friend. I’ve had my share of spills, and unfortunately balance issues intensify as we age. What’s more, falling can [...]

Combating Stress Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Renowned stem cell biologist Bruce Lipton states that stress causes up to 90 percent of doctor’s office visits. While this number may seem so high it’s hard to believe, it makes a lot more sense when you consider how stress affects the body. The easiest way to illustrate the dangers of stress on the body [...]

Puzzling New Evidence Casts Doubt on Probiotics

By |December 1st, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

An amazing amount of research during the past decade has shown that probiotics – friendly bacteria that live in your body and support better health – are crucial for helping digestion and supporting the function of many organs. Because there is such a wide variety of bacteria that grow in various parts of our anatomy, [...]

The Safest, Drug-Free Alternative to Stop Arthritis Pain

By |November 24th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

To treat arthritis, doctors often prescribe a combination of treatments that include physical therapy, certain types of exercise, alternating hot and cold compresses, and almost always, painkilling anti-inflammatory drugs. While these treatments have a time and place, it turns out the best way to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis doesn’t require a doctor’s order, or [...]

Do Adults Really Need Tetanus Shots?

By |November 17th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Tetanus – also known as “lockjaw” – can be a painful and fatal disease. In light of those facts, the invention of a tetanus vaccine, in the years between World Wars I and II, has saved many lives by making people immune to this disease. Nowadays, nearly all kids are immunized against tetanus. The vaccine [...]

Harness the Healing Power of the Sun

By |November 10th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’ve ever had surgery, you’re familiar with the groggy scene when you wake up after your operation. You’re disoriented. You struggle to remain alert. You find yourself in a recovery room that is lit the same way many hospital rooms are lit – in a diffuse light where you can’t tell whether it’s day [...]

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