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This May Lower Your Risk of a Food Allergy

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Food allergies are on the rise. The reasons for this surge have been largely a mystery, but now there’s a new clue. The most common food allergies for adults include sensitivities to peanuts, fish, tree nuts (including walnuts, pecans and almonds), fish and shellfish. For kids, it’s peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, eggs and milk. [...]

The Potential Dangers of Ibuprofen

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

(Second of Two Parts) The over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller ibuprofen seems to be safe for short-term use in the recommended doses, judging from trials conducted up to 2013. But as I noted in the last issue, alarming headlines appeared in the media in 2017 that left me in some doubt. When it comes to heart health, [...]

Four Out of Ten Households Use Ibuprofen – Is It Safe?

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Back pain? Toothache? Fever? Headache? If you're like millions of Americans you'll reach for a trusted medication that's been available since 1984. Yet just a couple of years ago a leading newspaper said that taking it for just one day upped the risk of heart attack by half! The drug is called 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid, [...]

Improve Your Circulation with These Special Socks

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Now, I seldom offer wardrobe advice. Today is an exception because I’ve noticed a growing buzz in the health world about a tried and true clothing item: compression socks. I’ve spotted them on elite athletes at sporting events and even on savvy travelers embarking on long distance airplane flights. I wondered, what do they know [...]

The All-Natural Health-Promoter That Snuggles up to You

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Cats and dogs have been hanging out with humans for at least 10,000 years, and maybe three times that long. They have their own reasons. By living with people, our four-legged friends enjoy a more comfy and cozy existence than they could ever manage on their own. Just ask any cat or dog who lives [...]

5 Ways to Make Walking Fun

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’re reading this article, then I probably don’t have to explain why you should take a daily walk. Going by the stats, exercise is perhaps the most powerful medicine on earth. Not being an exercise buff myself, and with too many aches and pains to do strenuous workouts, I’ve settled on this habit as [...]

The Growing Threat of Fungal Infections

By |June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

The overuse of antibiotics in medicine and farming has become a major issue, because bacteria have become immune to them and cause infections that are very hard to treat. But bacteria are not the only type of pathogen to resist drugs. Fungi have likewise learned to do this trick. In a disturbing paper, researchers argue [...]

The Drug-Resistant Infection that’s Sweeping the World

By |May 26th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

(And the authorities are keeping it a secret) "It's a creature from the black lagoon. It's bubbled up and now it's everywhere. We are dealing with an organism we don't have drugs to treat. That is what worries us." Those are the words of Dr. Tom Chiller, who heads up the mycotic (fungal) disease branch [...]

Drug-Free Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

According to a new report1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50 million American adults are living with chronic pain. And if you’re one of these pain sufferers, I don’t need to tell you it takes a toll on all aspects of your life. In search of relief, Americans are becoming over-dependent [...]

Vitamin C is Too Important to Just Take for the Sniffles

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

When a blocked nose, sore throat and general feeling of malaise strikes, many people head to the pharmacist or health store to pick up some vitamin C tablets. But this thinking is all wrong. We need to take the vitamin every single day. For one thing, it’s much more effective as prevention than cure, so [...]

Your Body Make This on Its Own – But Not Nearly Enough

By |May 12th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Usually, if your body can manufacture a natural chemical on its own, that substance doesn’t get classified as a vitamin. Still, your body does not make enough of certain critical nutrients. You need to get them in food or supplements. That’s the case with CoQ10. It’s central to every cell’s production of energy and it [...]

When to worry? Top Signs that Your Headache Isn’t Normal

By |April 28th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

In this stress-filled world, it’s common to suffer from an occasional headache. Relief arrives quickly for most of us, often with the help of food, water, coffee, relaxation techniques, a short nap, or an OTC pain-killer if needed. With that said, sometime you may find yourself with headaches that just don’t feel normal somehow. How [...]

Improper Breathing Makes Many People Seriously Ill

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Lots of new health books and fitness class instructors claim proper breathing is the foundation of good health. Startling news? Not at all. Dr. Sheldon Saul Hendler was saying this three decades ago. He based it on his experience treating even the most debilitated patients. He witnessed "remarkable progress" and "miraculous benefits" from correcting the [...]

Physicians Test an Unorthodox Remedy for Colds and Flu

By |April 14th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Superbugs are on the march. No longer fazed by antibiotics, they kill 700,000 people globally every year. By 2050 this is expected to rise to 10 million. The United Nations has called it a global health emergency. Resistance to antibiotics has been induced mainly by their overuse in agriculture, but doctors also misuse them by [...]

Does This Popular Drug Damage Your Eyes? . . .And Other Surprising Eye News

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Your eyes are crucial for your well-being. Losing your sight usually means losing your independence – and much of what makes life rewarding and worthwhile to those of us blessed with sight. That’s why in surveys about how people feel about their sensory perception, the ability to see is rated as the most important of [...]

The Sweet Treat That’s Good for You

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

I don’t know about you, but I always welcome news that something I like is good for me. Much of the advice you get from alternative health experts is in line with the famous quip, “Anything in life that’s any fun is either illegal, immoral or fattening.” So I rejoice to report there’s a growing [...]

This Common, Dirt-Cheap Mineral Slashes Your Risk of Stroke

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in American women. In the United States, each year sees another 795,000 people have a stroke. Because women live longer than men, their chances of suffering from a stroke are increased. But this sobering news has a silver lining as women, [...]

This Yucky Treatment May be Worth Considering

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

Ge Hong, a fourth century Chinese doctor, had an unusual method for treating food poisoning and diarrhea. He gave the patient some nourishing "yellow soup." I doubt the broth was very tasty because it was prepared from the dried or fermented feces of a healthy person. Ge Hong turned out to be an unlikely pioneer. [...]

Shocking New Discovery on What Eggs Do to Your Heart

By |March 10th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

"I eat eggs most mornings," writes UK bestselling author and science journalist Dr. Michael Mosley. "Not so long ago," he continues, "this was considered nutritional suicide." The prevailing medical view for decades was that foods high in cholesterol would inevitably lead to clogged arteries. And eggs are VERY high in cholesterol. Today this fear, Mosley [...]

Four Ways Not to Treat a Cold and One Way to Treat It

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

I rarely get a cold, but when I do, my one and only thought is to get rid of it as soon as possible. For a minor illness, it really is amazing how miserable a cold can make you feel. Experts say the common cold may linger for two to ten days on average. I [...]

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