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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 [...]

Broccoli Ingredient May Help Defend Against COVID-19

By |May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Broccoli contains a phytochemical that's one of the most potent activators of cell-protecting enzymes known to science. Switching on these enzymes boosts defenses against heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes and cancer. But the benefits don’t stop here. This phytochemical also combats viruses and guards against respiratory illnesses. That means it would make a valuable addition [...]

The Truth About Nighttime Anxiety and What to Do About it

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

Why does it seem that one’s darkest thoughts emerge in the middle of the night? Perhaps in the light of day it’s easier to ignore feelings of anxiousness or despair? Anxiety is a normal human emotion characterized by feelings of worry and nervousness. You may feel anxiety during stressful episodes in your life, such as [...]

Fevers: What You Need to Know Including Natural Remedies

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

You place your hand on your warm forehead and realize something is amiss. A thermometer confirms your suspicion: it’s a fever. Before pushing the panic button, know that feeling a little feverish means your body’s immune system is doing its job. Fever is one of the body’s most effective ways of fighting infection. That fever [...]

Classic Bedtime Beverage Boosts Circulation to the Legs

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

If you’re over the age of 40, then you’re at risk for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. PAD involves a narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the legs. The most noticeable symptom is leg pain while walking which gets better with rest. While there’s no cure for PAD, doctors may prescribe aspirin or [...]

Vegetarians Replace Meat with This Nutrient-Rich Fruit

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

Stroll through your local supermarket and you’re apt to spot more than a few trendy meat alternatives. Besides mainstays like tofu and tempeh, there are faux-meat burgers that boast fat marbling and “bleeding” from beet extract. But there’s another substitute that’s been on the vegetarian scene for years and is now a mainstay on many [...]

New Help for Inflammatory Diseases Like Arthritis in Your Kitchen

By |March 29th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

From making cookies to cleaning the stove, baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations. But its use extends far beyond leavening dough and scrubbing away stains. For many, baking soda is a home remedy for common ailments like coughs, sunburn, muscle aches, and urinary tract infections. Naturopathic physicians also prescribe it for heartburn, [...]

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 [...]

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