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High Cholesterol? Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told

By |September 20th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For too long, conventional doctors have been convincing their patients to take statin medications that lower their LDL cholesterol – so-called “bad” cholesterol (also known as LDL-C) – because it can lead to blocked arteries. The long-held belief is that lowering LDL cholesterol can improve heart health and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke [...]

Walking is Great Exercise – Here’s How to Make it Even Better

By |September 13th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

I’ve said it more times than I can count – exercise is essential for better health. And one of the best, most accessible forms of physical activity is walking. For brain health, heart health and every other kind of health I can think of, taking a walk most days, even if it’s just around the [...]

High Blood Sugar and Deadly COVID-19 Complications

By |September 6th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

It appears that COVID-19 is not leaving us anytime soon. As the pandemic continues, scientists are working to better understand this deadly virus and why some people have mild cases of the disease while for others, infection turns fatal. Recently, we reported on a study confirming what doctors nationwide have noted anecdotally among COVID patients, [...]

Why Holding Grudges Can Kill You

By |August 30th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Not long ago a friend told me about a particularly thorny dispute he had with a neighbor. While he was telling me about the argument, my buddy’s face got red and I could almost feel his heart rate quickening. Granted, he had good reason to be angry about the incident. But here’s the thing... The [...]

Calcium Pyruvate: Weight Loss Wonder or Dieting Dud?

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

In general, I advise readers to steer clear of fad diets and supplements. They usually promise much and deliver little in terms of meaningful weight-loss. With that said, I’ve noticed a supplement that keeps popping up in research circles that’s worth investigating. Let’s unpack the findings on the popular supplement calcium pyruvate. Calcium pyruvate is [...]

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Body Temperature

By |August 16th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Since fever is a key symptom of coronavirus, many people have rushed out to buy thermometers. Some businesses in different parts of the nation and the world are even taking temperatures at the door. That's fine for the younger generation, but the body may not be able to produce a higher temperature in older people, [...]

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 [...]

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